Scottish Daily Express - 2021-11-11
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Scottish Daily Express - 2021-11-11

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we’re backing the united kingdom www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk Thursday, November 11, 2021 80p 100 YEARS OF GRATITUDE Scotland turns red to mark centenary of poppy appeal PM: Punish MPs who break rules SEE PAGES 2&3 SEE PAGES 6&7 duchess tells court she did brief aide over biography explosive new evidence: meghan says sorry Ex-aide Jason Knauf By Richard Palmer Royal Correspondent THE Duchess of Sussex has apologised to the Court of Appeal for “forgetting” she authorised an aide to brief the authors of a controversial biography on her and Prince Harry. The couple’s lawyers have insisted there was no collaboration with the writers of Finding Freedom. But a bombshell witness statement from their former communications secretary Jason Knauf contradicted the claims. During Turn to page 4 Bombshell revelation... Meghan and Prince Harry

2 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC REMEMBRANCE ‘It is my duty to Dennis Hutchings died mid-trial Poignant send-off for Dennis By John Ingham THE Armistice Day funeral of witch-hunt trial veteran Dennis Hutchings is set to draw a huge turnout today. His family, friends and supporters will gather at St Andrew’s Church in Plymouth, with many more expected to line the streets. Former Army officer Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor View, and campaigner for veterans’ rights, will give the eulogy. Frail Dennis, 80, died last month from Covid in Belfast while battling to clear his name in a witch-hunt trial dating back to the Troubles. The former Regimental Corporal Major in the Life Guards, from Cornwall, denied the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974. He also pleaded not guilty to attempted GBH with intent relating to the shooting. The coffin will be carried by serving members of Dennis’s old regiment. Memorial for hero exclusive By James Murray A FOUNDING member of the SAS whose Second World War exploits earned him a French bravery medal has finally been honoured with a memorial in his hometown. Former miner Corporal Thomas “Ginger” Jones, right, had been awarded the Croix de Guerre medal. A memorial plaque showing two images of Ginger was unveiled yesterday at Wigan Armed Forces HQ, in Greater Manchester. do all I can for the blokes who never came back’ D-DAY hero Harry Billinge today urges the Daily Express’s army of readers to join him in honouring his brothers in arms, who laid down their lives for this country. The indefatigable 96-year-old veteran will fall silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, just as he has done on every Remembrance Day. But after the past 18 months, when Covid-19 made it impossible for soldiers like him to take part in commemorative events, this year is especially poignant. And the man, who has spent more than 75 years raising funds for our heroes, wants everyone in Britain to pay their respects with him. Speaking exclusively to the Daily Express, Harry said: “I really hope people will stop to remember today. Not many people will remember D-Day, but I still visit schools and talk about what happened – and the children are deeply moved. “It is absolutely right that we remember the sacrifices that were made.” He added: “It is my duty to do all I can for the blokes who never came back.” Harry will spend some of Armistice Day in a chapel at the bottom of his garden, in St Austell, Cornwall, and quietly contemplate the horrors exclusive By Giles Sheldrick Chief Reporter of war that have haunted him for more than seven decades. On Remembrance Sunday he will lay a wreath at his local church. He was an 18-year-old sapper with the Royal Engineers when he became one of the first wave of troops to storm German-occupied France on June 6, 1944. Harry bravely waded ashore at 6.30am under a barrage of bullets and bombshells. And out of all the men in his unit, he was one of only four to survive. The unimaginable carnage he saw that day never leaves him. Harry said: “When I came out of the Army I couldn’t sleep. I used to go for a walk during the night. “I tried to forget, but I couldn’t. I was in hospital for two years and they tried to help me to forget. I was told they couldn’t do anything as I have too vivid a memory.” After he left the Army on February 27, 1946, with a pension of nine shillings a week (about 45p in today’s money), Harry dedicated his life to fund raising. He spent several decades doggedly collecting for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Peace But his efforts changed direction in 2018 when he heard about the creation of a monument to the fallen Normandy heroes he served alongside in the Second World War. Since then he has single-handedly raised £50,000 towards the cost of the British Normandy Memorial in France. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, whatever the weather, Harry rattles a collection tin in his local market. And he vows he will carry on collecting until his last breath. Harry – former chairman of the Cornwall branch of the Normandy Veterans’ Association and President of the Royal Engineers Association – said: “I never want to call it a day. “All the fellows I knew never put their feet up, so why should I? “I am very lucky. If I can’t do what I have done I am not worth anything. That’s what I will continue to do. “And when I can’t, I will rest in peace knowing I have done my best. I’ll pack up when I’m dead.” When the memorial was opened on June 6 this year – exactly 77 years after D-Day – Harry could not be there because of the pandemic travel ban. He said: “I used scotland puts on a light show to honour heroes and mark a By Hamish Morrison MORE than 200 landmarks across Scotland are to light up in red for the centenary of the Poppy Appeal. RRS Discovery in Dundee, Scone Palace in Perthshire, the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews, Scapa Distillery in Orkney and the Kelpies in Falkirk are among those being illuminated. The Scottish Poppy Appeal is the country’s largest annual charity street collection, raising over £2million a year. Gordon Michie, head of fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “We are delighted that for our centenary year a recordbreaking number of locations will be paying tribute to Scotland’s Armed Forces community. “To see the country light up red during the Remembrance period will be even more poignant as, 100 years on, the Poppy Appeal remains as important now as it ever has been.”

DAY 2021 DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 3 Pictures: SWNS, Getty, PA & Reuters Call up...Harry wants all to remember our heroes today Snap happy...Kate meets museum staff, left, with Yvonne and granddaughter Chloe Wright, and, below left, Steven with grandchildren Maggie and Trixie Picture perfect reunion as Kate greets old pals By Richard Palmer to go to Arromanches [a D-Day beach in Normandy] every year until all this Covid nonsense.” But he has now visited the edifice, looming over Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer. He said: “I don’t think I could give you words to say how I felt. It was very, very moving for me, and it still moves me now.” Chaos The £30million memorial, designed by British architect Liam O’Connor, stands on a hillside overlooking one of three beaches where British forces landed to start the liberation of Western Europe. Its 160 stone columns bear the names of 22,442 troops who died between D-Day and the Liberation of Paris two months later. Harry insisted: “These fellows will never die. Never. I find a lot of century of support Scone Palace, left, and Orkney’s Scapa distillery are among more than 200 iconic sites to be lit up calmness by remembering all the chaps I knew. Normandy veterans loved one another like nothing else. When you are in a hole in the ground being shot and shelled at and everything is chaos, your mates are part of you.” Harry, who holds France’s highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur, was awarded an MBE in 2019 for his fund raising. He also helped correct a 77-year injustice. Until the monument was unveiled, Britain was the only Allied nation without a national memorial in Normandy. D-Day hastened the end of the Second World War and determined the fate of future generations. Harry’s fate is to keep raising awareness and cash. There is no Government funding for the memorial’s £400,000-a-year maintenance. So Harry will carry on collecting. He said: “If you’ve got something that is overpoweringly important to you, you’ll do it. I’m not ready to die yet, I’ve still got things to do.” ●●Support the monument by making a monthly donation. Visit britishnormandymemorial.org/ guardian or call 0800 470 1002. Opinion: Page 12 Navy elegance... Kate at Imperial War Museum yesterday She had cold hands but the Duchess of Cambridge had the warmest of welcomes as she was reunited with Holocaust survivors. Kate met up with octogenarians Steven Frank and Yvonne Bernstein, who she photographed last year for an exhibition marking 75 years since the Nazi genocide ended. As she opened two new galleries at London’s Imperial War Musuem yesterday, Kate, 39, told Steven: “I want to give you a big cuddle.” He then swept her into his arms. When she hugged Yvonne, the pensioner exclaimed: “Ooh, you have cold hands.” The Duchess laughed and said: “I always have cold hands.” Yvonne asked working mum Kate whether she got much chance to see her children. She replied: “All the time. They’re my priority.” The Duchess also said she loved a threadbare teddy in John Hajdu’s top pocket. Hungarian-born John, 82, told her: “This little chap came through the war with me.” Kate wore a Catherine Walker coat and trousers and Alexander McQueen blouse for her visit. camilla makes it extra special The Duchess of Cornwall added final touches to a wreath Prince Charles will lay on Sunday, as she visited a charity making them. She also completed a cross she will place at Westminster Abbey for Armistice Day today. At The Poppy Factory’s London premises, Camilla told veteran Kris Darling, 43 that “it was nice to see someone wearing a kilt”.

4 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 She denies PR strategy lay behind her words By Sian Harrison THE Duchess of Sussex has said she decided to write an emotional five-page letter to her estranged father in a bid to stop him talking to the press, following discussions with senior members of the Royal Family. Meghan, 40, said she took advice from the two unnamed senior royals in August 2018. In her statement, she described how she “felt strongly” that she had to do something to stop Mr Markle talking to the media, so Harry could tell his family she had done what she could. She also said she thought it was “incredibly unlikely” that her father would leak the letter, because it would not put him in a “good light”, and that her main purpose in writing it was to stop him speaking to the press. The Duchess said: “I had privately endured the media onslaught surrounding my father with the support of my husband and Mr Knauf…but it was only when my father began criticising the Royal Family…that senior members of the family and their advisers expressed their concern over the public attacks, and expressed their desire to have them stopped. Sensitive “I was especially sensitive to this as I had very recently married into the family and was eager to please them.” She said what she did not share with Mr Knauf was that while staying at the home of one senior royal, another telephoned her. Her statement continues: “Once the call ended, we continued discussions with senior member B, and it was only after these discussions, and in accordance with the advice that I received from the two senior family members…I decided, that I would write to my father.” Meghan said Mail on Sunday publisher ANL had previously argued her letter was part of a “media strategy” and now contends she thought it was “likely to reach the public domain”. She said: “The proposition that saying that I recognised that it was possible that my father would leak the letter, albeit unlikely, is the same as saying that I thought it likely that he would do so is, I would suggest, absurd.” She added: “I did not want [it] published, and wanted to ensure the risk of it being manipulated or misleadingly edited was minimised, were it to be exploited.” from PAGE one DX1ST secretary Mr Knauf – presented at a hearing over a newspaper’s decision to publish extracts of a letter Meghan wrote to her father – flatly contradicted their claims. Mr Knauf, who now works as chief executive of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s charitable foundation, said he had briefed the authors at the royal couple’s request, and that there had been multiple conversations with Meghan about the book. He said: “While the authors discussed it with me as part of normal contact with the Kensington Palace press office, the Duke and Duchess explosive evidence in Meghan ‘knew letter at the heartstrings a dramatic day at the London court yesterday, it was also said that Meghan crafted a “private” letter to her father knowing it could be exposed, and called him “Daddy” to pull at the public’s heartstrings if it did leak. She then sued a newspaper that revealed the contents of the letter for breach of privacy. The former actress said she had only written the letter because senior members of the Royal Family had put pressure on her and Harry to deal with her father after he began to criticise them. Meghan and Harry have consistently claimed that they never collaborated with authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand on Finding Freedom. The book presented their version of the events that led to their decision to quit their senior royal positions last year. They even threatened legal action against the Daily Express for suggesting they did cooperate. But a witness statement from their former communications Book controversy...Omid Scobie, Meghan Markle and Carolyn Durand later authorised specific cooperation in writing in December 2018.” He detailed conversations he said he had with both Harry and Meghan about giving the authors information while the royal couple avoided direct contact with the writers and agreed to deny any involvement with the book. Mr Knauf said Harry emailed him on December 10, 2018, saying: “I totally agree that we have to be able to say we didn’t have anything to do with it. Equally, you giving the right context and background to them would help get some truths out there.” On the same day, he said Meghan wrote: “For when you sit down with them it may be helpful to have some background reminders so I’ve included them just in case. “I know you are better versed at this than most but assisting where I can. Let me know if you need me to fill in any other blanks.” In a witness statement, which like Mr Knauf’s was made public by lawyers after a request from the media, Meghan apologised. She said: “In the light of the information and documents that Mr Knauf has provided, I accept that Mr Knauf did provide some information to the authors for the book and that he did so with my knowledge, for a meeting that he planned for with the authors in his capacity as communications secretary.” She insisted that when she approved a statement saying she had not cooperated with the authors, “I did not have the benefit of seeing these emails and I apologise to the court for the fact that I had not remembered these exchanges at the time. I had absolutely no wish or intention to

Duchess’s libel case Picture: Splash, Getty, Channel 5 DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 5 would pull if leaked’ mislead the defendant or the court.” In a written statement in September last year, her lawyer Justin Rushbrooke QC told the High Court: “The claimant and her husband did not collaborate with the authors on the book, nor were they interviewed for it, nor did they provide photographs to the authors for the book.” Mr Scobie supported her story, even though she later complained that much of his book was inaccurate. In a written statement last year, he said: “Any suggestion that the Duke and Duchess collaborated on the book is false.” Mr Knauf also cast doubt over Meghan’s claim that she never suspected her father Thomas Markle would make public a handwritten letter she wrote to him in August 2018. Mr Markle, 77, gave the letter to The Mail On Sunday, which published part of it the following February. The newspaper is appealing against a High Court judge’s summary decision earlier this year that it breached her privacy and copyright. In his statement, Mr Knauf said: “The Duchess indicated in messages to me that she recognised that it was possible that Mr Markle would make the letter public.” The court heard that Meghan texted him on August 22, 2018, allegedly saying: “Obviously, everything I have drafted is with the understanding that it could be leaked so I have been meticulous in my word choice. Given I’ve only ever called him Daddy it may make sense to open as such [despite him being less than paternal], and in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings.” Meghan said that she and Harry were under pressure to act from the Royal Family. The Duchess and her legal team have called for the appeal to be Witness... Jason Knauf Jason Knauf with Prince Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017 dismissed. The hearing continues today. ‘Are you planning to tell them? Can I?’ “Everything I have drafted is with the understanding that it could be leaked so I have been meticulous in my word choice but please do let me know if anything stands out for you as a liability.” Meghan’s text message to Jason Knauf, Aug 22, 2018 “Given I’ve only ever called him Daddy it may make sense to open as such (despite him being less than paternal), and in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings.” Meghan’s text message including the draft letter to her father on Aug 22, 2018 “In the event that it was leaked she wanted the full narrative as set out in the letter to be understood and shared. She said she had ‘toiled over every detail which could be manipulated’.” Jason Knauf witness statement “She said she felt ‘fantastic’ after writing it and added that: ‘And if he leaks it then that’s on his conscious(sic) but at least the world will know the truth. Words I could never voice publicly’.” Jason Knauf witness statement On cooperating with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, authors of Finding Freedom: “While the authors discussed it with me...the Duke and Duchess later authorised specific cooperation in writing in December 2018.” Jason Knauf witness statement On cooperating with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book “I totally agree that we have to be able to say we didn’t have anything to do with it. Equally, you giving the right context and background to them would help get some truths out there.” Email from Prince Harry to Jason Knauf on Dec 10, 2018 Meghan on Jason Knauf By Richard Palmer briefing the Finding Freedom authors on her behalf: “When you sit down with them it may be helpful to have some background reminders so I’ve included them below just in case...let me know if you need me to fill in any other blanks.” Email from Meghan to Jason Knauf on Dec 10, 2018 Harry on briefing the authors: “Also, are u planning on giving them a rough idea of what she’s been through over the last 2yrs? Media onslaught, cyber bullying...puppeteering Thomas Markle etc etc etc. Even if they JASON Knauf, who defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex publicly in their war with the British media but later complained privately that Meghan was bullying palace staff, provided the fireworks for a sensational day in Court 71 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. He insisted he had tried to remain neutral, but his witness statement, including details of texts, put the cat among the pigeons and challenged the Sussexes’ version of events. In her own witness statement, Meghan declared they were private texts on deeply personal matters. She went on: “I am therefore puzzled as to why he has quoted extracts from those texts in his statement rather than exhibiting them, in full, in a confidential schedule to his statement and allowing them to speak for themselves set in their full context.” In spite of that, she insisted they supported her case. Quite what effect it will have on the judges hearing Associated Newspapers’ appeal Letters to Mr Markle were leaked choose not to use it, they should hear what it was like from someone who was in the thick of it. So if you aren’t planning on telling them, can I ?!” Email from Harry to Jason Knauf on Dec 10, 2018 Meghan on the letter to her father: “I had not heard from him since the week leading up to our wedding, but it seemed incredibly unlikely that he would disclose the contents because they contained unpalatable truths.” Meghan’s witness statement Meghan on pressure from the Royal Family to deal with her father: “I had privately endured the media onslaught surrounding my father with the support of my husband and Mr Knauf...but it was only when my father began criticizing the Royal Family that senior members of the family and their advisers expressed their concern over the public attacks. It is correct that (as I said in my texts to Mr Knauf) the situation was putting significant pressure on my husband (both externally and by his family), and I felt strongly that I needed to do something about it.” Meghan’s witness statement Meghan on two senior members of the Royal Family talking to her about dealing with the problem while she and Harry were staying with one of the family in August 2018: “While my husband and I were sitting with Senior Member B, I was told that Senior Member A was on the telephone and wished to speak to me. We had a discussion about the situation in the presence of Senior Member B and my husband. Once the call ended, we continued discussions with Senior Member B, and it was only after these discussions, and in accordance with the advice that I received from the two senior family members...I decided that I would write a letter to my father.” Meghan’s witness statement Meghan’s legal team denying she and Harry cooperated with the authors. “...the claimant and her husband did not collaborate with the authors on the book..” Court document September 2020 Meghan on cooperating with the authors of Finding Freedom: “I accept that Mr Knauf did provide some information to the authors for the Book and that he did so with my knowledge...I apologise to the court for the fact that I had not remembered these exchanges.” Meghan’s witness statement Analysis Richard palmer Royal correspondent against a highly expensive ruling in favour of the American Duchess remains to be seen. They must decide if Mr Justice Warby was right to conclude in February that Meghan had a “reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private”. And another key question they will consider is, after her friends briefed a US magazine that she had written the letter to her estranged father, did Thomas Markle have a right to reply to defend his reputation with the public? The three-day hearing is due to conclude today. A decision is expected at a later date.

6 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Weather forecast DXSC Weather forecast PARLIAMENTARY Weather forecast PM demands all MPs who If we’ve published anything factually inaccurate, please contact the readers’ editor by email at expressletters @express.co.uk or write to Readers’ Editor, Daily Express at 10 Lower Thames Street London EC3R 6EN and, once verified, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. The Daily Express and Sunday Express are published by Express Newspapers, 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, which is Temperatures in Centigrade contactable for advice at IPSO Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, EC4M 7LG. Website www.ipso.co.uk Telephone: 0300123 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 www.reachplc.com/how-to-complain 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, London E14 5AP. break rules be ‘punished’ Temperatures in Centigrade Temperatures in Centigrad Today’s summary: Cloudy with spells of rain Glasgow/Argyll: Mostly dull and cloudy Caithness/North West: Mainly dull with North West: Mostly dry but cloudy. Possibly East Anglia: Dull and cloudy with limited with light rain, mainly later. Moderate southeasterly winds. High 11C (52F). Moderate westerly winds. High 10C (50F). easterly winds. High 12C (54F). Light winds. High 13C (55F). scattered showers slowly dying out later. a few spots of rain later. Moderate south- brightness but it will remain largely dry. North West Coast: It is set to be mainly East Coast: It is set to be mainly dul dry for a while but turning dull and cloudy cloudy with a little drizzle or spots of Edinburgh: Dry and bright with spells of Falkirk/Stirling: Overcast with scattered Northern Ireland: Mostly dull and cloudy London/South East: A dry day but with with heavy showers later. A freshening especially later. A freshening souther sunshine but also variable patchy cloud. showers for a time. Drier later. Gentle with light rain, mainly later. Freshening little in the way of brightness. Gentle southwesterly winds. High 14C (57F). southerly wind. High 13C (55F). wind. High 14C (57F). Light winds. High 11C (52F). easterly winds. High 10C (50F). south-easterly winds. High 13C (55F). South West Coast: It is expected to be North Central Ireland: It is going to Fife/Dundee: Hazy sunshine, but the odd Central Highlands: Damp and overcast with Wales: A mainly overcast day with cloudy South: Mainly cloudy, possibly with a few rather cloudy with rain or drizzle, mostly rather dull and overcast with cloudy s spot of rain possibly later. Gentle southeasterly winds. High 11C (52F). south-easterly winds. High 10C (50F). southerly winds. High 13C (55F). winds. High 14C (57F). southerly wind. High 14C (57F). southerly wind. High 12C (54F). patchy drizzle possible for a time. Gentle skies, and a chance of drizzle. Gentle spots of rain or drizzle. Gentle southerly light and patchy. A near gale force and spells ofrain or drizzle. A freshen The Borders: Dry with sunny spells, but Moray Firth/Aberdeen: Cloudy with the Midlands: A mainly dull and overcast day South West: A dry day with some sunny scattered showers later. Gentle southeasterly winds. High 11C (52F). Gentle south-easterly winds. High 10C (50F). chance of the odd spot of rain or drizzle. South Central Ireland: It will be generally Northern Ireland: It will be mainly du with cloudy skies, but dry. Gentle southerly spells, but also a lot of cloud. Freshening dull with cloudy skies and with spells of cloudy with spell of light rain, especia winds. High 13C (55F). southerly winds. High 14C (57F). rain, particularly after noon. A fresh later in the day. A freshening south-e SW Scotland: Mostly dull and cloudy with England, Wales and Northern Ireland: North East/Yorks: Dry but mainly cloudy Channel Isles: A dry day with sunny southerly wind. High 13C (55F). wind. High 13C (55F). light rain, mainly later. Moderate southeasterly winds. High 11C (52F). but most will be dry. High 14C (57F). Gentle southerly winds. High 11C (52F). Moderate southerly winds. High 13C (55F). Outlook tomorrow: Ireland Warmest: Johnstown Castle 13C Mainly cloudy with a few spots of drizzle throughout the day with limited sunshine. intervals and variable amounts of cloud. Shetland/Orkney: Early showers, then dry Sea: North Sea: Moderate. Irish Sea: Scotland: Mainly cloudy with a chance of Sea: North Sea: Moderate. Irish Sea: Extremes: Coldest: Castlederg 0C (32F) with spells of hazy sunshine. Moderate Rough. Channel: Slight. drizzle By Martyn and some bright Brown spells. Brisk Rough. Channel: Slight. Early outbreaks of rain will clear eastwards. It (24 hours Wettest: Mace Head 0.08in. westerly winds. High 8C (46F). southerly Senior winds. Political High 12C Correspondent (54F). Hear this… will then be generally dry with thick cloud to 2pm yesterday) UK OUTLOOK TOMORROW: Tomorrow will be dull and damp with cloudy skies and breaking to reveal bright spells and showers. UK OUTLOOK TOMORROW: Tomorrow will be dull and damp Mr with Johnson cloudy skies and Full Moon outbreaks of rain which will be locally heavy and most frequent across northern Britain. Brisk to strong westerly winds. 19 November outbreaks BORIS of Johnson rain which will has be locally warned heavythat and most MPs frequentmakes across northern his Britain. 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It was also claimed he had Tory, Mr Johnson said: “The most “And the rules say two crucial skipped at least 12 parliamentary important thing is that those who things: you must put your job as an votes over four days while appearing break the rules must be investigated MP first and you must devote yourself by video link in a hearing for the and should be punished. primarily and above all to your constituents and the people who send you Sir Geoffrey, a former attorney British Virgin Islands. “On second jobs, I would say that for hundreds of years MPs have gone to Westminster, to Parliament.” general, denies any wrongdoing to Parliament and also done work as However, the sleaze crisis showed but Labour has demanded a standards doctors, lawyers or soldiers or firefighters or writers, or all sorts of other under more fire over his £1million-a- Bowie has stepped back from his role no sign of easing with Sir Geoffrey investigation. Meanwhile, Andrew trades and callings. 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SLEAZE CLAIMS DXSC Pictures: Steve Reigate, EPA, Getty Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 7 Confident… Sir Geoffrey Cox said he abided by the rules. Right, Angela Rayner in the Commons VOTE Should MPs be q banned from having second jobs? Yes: 0901 133 4440 Yes text DXYES to 63333 No: 0901 133 4441 No text DXNO to 63333 Texts and calls cost 50p plus network access charge. You must have the bill payer’s permission. Vote closes at midnight tonight. The Daily Express may contact you by post, SMS and/or email with offers, goods or services that may be of interest to you. To stop receiving SMS messages please text ‘NSNOINFO’ to the originating number. SP: Spoke, 0333 202 3390. ‘It is crucial MPs follow the rules: you must put your job as an MP first and you must devote yourself primarily and above all to your constituents’ Backbencher Cox says it’s up to voters if they want to kick him out... Party. He insisted he wants to focus on his West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency, which he held in 2019 with a majority of just 843, but has reportedly told friends he is “unable to support the Government” in the wake of the debacle. Mr Johnson, who has seen the Tories’ poll ratings fall after the row over standards erupted last week, said he was not going to comment on individual cases. But he added that parliamentary rules stipulate that MPs should not use their role to “lobby or otherwise intervene on behalf of any outside commercial interest”. He said: “And it is not only that you have to register those interests – you can’t lobby or make representation while an MP on behalf of those interests. Those are the rules and FORMER Cabinet minister Sir Geoffrey Cox has denied breaking parliamentary rules by carrying out paid legal work in his House of Commons office. The ex-attorney general is thought to have attended a virtual meeting to advise the British Virgin Islands over a corruption probe by the Foreign Office. Labour has referred him to the Commons standards commissioner as rules stipulate MPs cannot use public resources, such as parliamentary offices, for “personal or financial benefit”. Sir Geoffrey said it was up to voters to decide whether he remains an MP. The QC – who offered legal advice to the islands that could earn him more than £1million on top of his £81,900 MP’s salary – said he would co-operate with any investigation. Footage from September of Sir Geoffrey participating in a virtual hearing, from what appears to be his Commons office, is online. At one point he gets up, only to return around half an hour later – and his absence occurs at about the time MPs voted on the Government’s health and social care funding reforms. He is heard excusing himself, saying “I’m afraid I have compelling other commitments”, and, “I’m afraid the bell went off”. This appears to be a reference to the division bell, which calls MPs to the Commons to vote. A statement posted on Sir Geoffrey’s website says: “He does not believe he breached the rules but will of course accept the they must be enforced and those who don’t obey them should of course face sanctions.” Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, said: “Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise proves that he doesn’t care about tackling the corruption that has engulfed Downing Street, his government and the Conservative Party. He thinks it’s one rule for him and another rule for everyone else.” Conflict Former prime minister Gordon Brown told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Where there’s a conflict of interest using a public office for private gain, it should be banned outright and I’ve always said this.” Last month, Mr Paterson, MP for By Martyn Brown judgement of the Parliamentary Commissioner or of the Committee [on Public Standards] on the matter… “Sir Geoffrey’s view is that it is up to the electors of Torridge and West Devon whether or not they vote for someone who is a senior and distinguished professional in his field and who still practises that profession.” He is also under fire for voting from the British Virgin Islands while he worked there when MPs could vote by proxy, or remotely, due to the pandemic. He claims he consulted the Conservative chief whip about doing so and “was advised that it was appropriate”. Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association chairman John Gray defended Caption: Is in 9pt helvetica North Shropshire, was found to have broken rules by lobbying the government on behalf of companies who were paying him more than £100,000 – and for using his Commons office for business meetings, which is prohibited. He resigned from Parliament last week after the Government’s U-turn over the decision to block the former Cabinet minister’s suspension. Asked about what needs to change to improve MPs’ accountability, House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “It’s up to members to ensure that if they want to return to the House they do the right thing by the people they represent.” COMMENT: PAGE 12 Sir Geoffrey, saying he “combines a strong ethos of public service with an astonishing work ethic and valuable legal expertise”. But Health Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC Breakfast: “If you have an external interest, I can’t see why you would be using anything that is funded by the taxpayer, I think that would include your office space.” Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: “The Prime Minister needs to explain why an MP in his parliamentary party treats Parliament like a co-working space, allowing him to get on with all of his other jobs instead of representing his constituents.” Lord Frost...threat over protocol Frost appeals for Brussels to stop plotting By Macer Hall Political Editor LORD Frost has urged the EU to “stay calm and keep things in proportion” rather than allow a cross-Channel trade war to erupt. In a warning to Brussels, the Brexit Minister appealed for further talks to resolve the row over Northern Ireland trade rules. But he repeated his threat that the UK could unilaterally scrap the customs arrangements set by the Brexit withdrawal deal in response to over-zealous EU checks on goods being transported across the Irish Sea. Triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to suspend the checks could be the UK’s “only option”, he said. He accused the European Union of plotting “massive and disproportionate retaliation” if the UK activated the clause. Lord Frost delivered his latest swipe at the EU yesterday when updating the House of Lords on the Northern Ireland Protocol. He told peers: “I gently suggest that our European friends stay calm and keep things in proportion.” Lord Frost said both sides had a “real opportunity to turn from confrontation, to put in place a new, and better, equilibrium”. He also complained that the French Government had not been reasonable in the fishing dispute. Labour’s Baroness Chapman said: “Once again Lord Frost has come to Parliament to tell us why none of the problems with the deal he negotiated are his fault.” Putin sends in the bombers... Vladimir Putin sent a warning signal to Europe in the form of nuclear bombers flying over Belarus amid a new migrant crisis. Russia’s defence ministry said two supersonic Tu-22M3 bombers performed “tasks of combat alert for air defence” in support of Alexander Lukashenko, leader of Belarus, in response to rising tensions on the Polish border. Lukashenko is thought to have lured migrants to his country then sent them to Poland in retaliation for sanctions imposed against him. Former Belarusian ambassador Pavel Latushka called the tactics “a form of Nazi-era propaganda” and said the migrants have been trained by Russian intelligence.

8 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Gaddafi aide sued over murder of PC Fletcher Colonel Gaddafi’s former aide was “at the heart” of a plan to use “extreme violence by gunfire” that led to the killing of PC Yvonne Fletcher, the High Court has heard. PC Fletcher, 25, was shot dead during protests outside the Libyan Embassy in April 1984. Retired police officer John Murray, 66, is bringing a civil claim against former aide Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk, who denies any wrongdoing. The Royal Denial…Mr Mabrouk By Tom Pilgrim Courts of Justice heard his pro- Gaddafi views were “fanatical” when he controlled the embassy. Yesterday it heard he had told a student union gathering in early 1984 that Gaddafi wanted him and others to use “guns, all the weapons, money and power of the embassy” to “teach the British a lesson for letting the opposition work freely in the UK”. The hearing, which is due to last three days, continues. DXSC Shot dead…PC Yvonne Fletcher HELP PEOPLE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER TODAY We have seen an almost overwhelming level of calls to our breast cancer Helpline at this difficult time and are doing all we can to support people affected by the disease. But we can’t do it alone. A donation of £30 could give someone with breast cancer the specialist information and support they need through our Helpline. breastcancernow.org/donate Or search online: Donate Breast Cancer Now Breast Cancer Now is a charity registered in England and Wales (1160558), Scotland (SC045584) and the Isle of Man (1200). By Macer Hall Political Editor PM’s appeal to summit Boris: Do BORIS Johnson last night told world leaders not to “sit on their hands” in the fight against climate change and do much more to avoid “an absolute disaster for the planet”. In a passionate plea, the Prime Minister urged his counterparts to “pick up their phones” and tell their COP26 negotiating teams to agree a deal to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He said: “The negotiations are getting tough. With only a few days left, there is still a huge amount to do. “You cannot now sit on your hands as the world asks you to act – because the world knows what a mess our planet is in.” Mr Johnson returned to the United Nations summit in Glasgow in a bid to inject more urgency into the final days of talks. With the gathering due to conclude tomorrow, officials and campaigners fear a seven-page draft text for an agreement falls short of the commitments needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C this century. Writing in the Daily Express today, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham says: “There is a lot of fear that the posturing will fail to translate to real action.” At a COP26 news conference, the Prime Minister said the summit had brought the world “closer than it has ever been to signalling the beginning of the end” of climate change. He described it as “the greatest gift we can possibly bestow on our children and our grandchildren and generations unborn”. He added: “At COP26, in these final days, we just need to reach out together and grasp it.” And he asked his fellow leaders: “Will you help us do that? Will you help us grasp that opportunity? Or will you stand in the way?” Mr Johnson said failure to agree a significant deal would be “colossal – an absolute disaster for the planet”. He added: “It’s clear that after a surge of really positive, game-changing announcements last week – on methane, on finance, on forests in particular – we are now firmly in the hard yards, the nuts and bolts of international climate diplomacy. The line is in sight, but if we’re going to get there we need a determined push to get us over the line. “We need to be more ambitious and we need more credible plans. “We have to bridge the gap between where we are and where we need to be if we’re going to cut emissions in half by 2030. We need to pull out all the stops.” Mr Johnson feared leaders were threatening to “default” on the action needed now. But he said they had “no excuse” after hearing from nations suffering devastating effects of climate change. Rallying cry...Boris Johnson urging the world’s leaders to act yesterday He said: “The world has heard leaders from every country, continent, stand here and acknowledge the need for action. “The world will find it absolutely incomprehensible if we fail to deliver that. And the backlash from people will be immense and...long-lasting. “We all agree what needs to be done, we just need the courage to actually get on and do it.” The draft agreement urged countries to “revisit and strengthen” emissions-cutting targets for 2030 in their action plans by the end of 2022 to limit global warming to 1.5C. It also called on governments to CAMPAIGN accelerate the phasing-out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels. And it urged developed countries to at least double climate finances for developing countries. Greenpeace UK’s Kate Blagojevic said Mr Johnson’s pleas to leaders to “pull out all the stops” would be dismissed by countries threatened by droughts and extreme weather as “insincere midweek muzac”. But COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “We all know what is at stake in these negotiations and indeed the urgency of our task. “What we agree in Glasgow will set the future for our children and grandchildren. And I know no world leader...will want to fail them.” opinion: Page 12

DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 9 more to save the planet Pictures: Steve Reigate, Geoff Pugh, PA, LNP & BBC World hears Sarah’s music that’s fit for a prince A COMPOSER who sent a recording to Prince Charles told of her delight yesterday after he wrote back and invited her to write the soundtrack for his conservation project. Sarah Class joined Charles at the summit, where her music to his Terra Carta video was heard by world leaders. Sarah, 42, of Bristol, explained: Red, white and green…Kerry COP26, numerically alone, tells you we’re at least on our 26th attempt to do something about climate change. I think there’s more than widespread scepticism. There is a lot of fear that the posturing will fail to translate to real action. But what has been so heartening is the fringe events around COP26 and meeting a lot of people who are extremely able and very keen By Mark Reynolds “I wrote to His Royal Highness saying it was my belief that emotion through the powerful expression of music can sell conservation.” She also sent her latest album, Natural High, to Charles, as well as the soundtrack she wrote to the BBC’s Africa series, which is China and US agree to meet targets COMMENT chris packham Naturalist and TV presenter to get started on getting the world into a better state. I think whatever happens here, it’s been a useful focus for not just narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A month later Charles, 72, replied and asked her if she would write a theme for Terra Carta. Sarah said: “It was a great honour to be asked to write this piece and also to attend COP26.” Announcing the Terra Carta seal for businesses at the summit, Charles said it “recognises those By Steph Spyro The US and China have joined forces to ramp up their climate ambitions, just days before the end of COP26. The world’s largest emitters will work together in a bid to honour the 2015 Paris Agreement by cutting emissions and cracking down on deforestation “in the 2020s”. John Kerry, the US Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, said: “On climate, co-operation is the only way to get the job done.” China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, added: “There is more agreement between the US and China than divergence. By working together, our two countries can achieve many important things that are beneficial not only to our countries but the world as a whole.” Mr Kerry added: “I’m pleased to announce that we will work together to limit methane – a greenhouse gas up to 80 times more destructive, more potent, than CO2. “China has committed to develop a comprehensive and ambitious national action plan on methane and it will produce a significant effect on methane the delegates in Glasgow but for the whole world to think about climate change and biodiversity loss. This conference, I hope, has helped people realise we need to come together to make a difference. I very much consider this event to be one of the last stands that we’re taking. I think, if there are significant failures here, it won’t be By royal invitation...Sarah meets Charles at summit organisations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable”. He said it puts nature, people and Earth at the heart of the economy”, and added: “We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren, and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.” emissions control and reductions in this critical decade. “The statement lays out important steps on CO2 emissions as well, including the need to accelerate using best efforts by all of us to phase down unabated coal in this decade, as fast as is achievable. “But let me be clear, this declaration is a step that we can build on…We have to mitigate faster.” Campaigners believe the surprise announcement last night is likely to put pressure on other big emitters to commit to more significant eco measures. long before our decision makers are held to account by the assistance of planet Earth. There’s not a corner of the world that isn’t represented here. Everyone has grave concerns about the impact of climate change on their lands and their people. I’m not pessimistic because we have a toolkit full of solutions. We just need to roll them out far more quickly and urgently. Green pact puts £6bn roads vow in doubt By Tom Martin Scottish Political Editor The Scottish Government has been accused of failing to guarantee £6billion in roads investment will go ahead after unveiling a blueprint aimed at forcing Scots out of their cars. Tories called for “clarity” on upgrades to the A9 and A96 with the launch of planning rules to help meet net-zero targets. The Greens oppose dualling the roads but the issue was not among the “excluded matters” in their power-sharing pact. Under the draft National Planning Framework (NPF), thousands of homes must be built in cities rather than on greenfield sites. At Holyrood yesterday, SNP Planning Minister Tom Arthur faced questions over the A96 and the A9. Challenged on the issue by the SNP’s former Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing, Mr Arthur failed to rule out reversing his party’s commitment to the schemes. He said there will be “sometimes uncomfortable choices”. Tory Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston later said: “We are seeing the true extent of the Greens’ influence, with a government unable to confirm their plans to their own SNP colleagues.” Under the NPF, properties on greenfield sites would not be permitted unless there is no alternative. But wind farms in green areas, other than national parks, would be backed unless the impacts are “unacceptable”.

Branson bike drama after brakes fail on charity ride I’m OK... Richard gives a thumbs-up after crash By Dan Townend Sir Richard Branson feared he had broken his back after crashing at full pelt when his bicycle brakes failed during an endurance race. The billionaire, 71, collided with another rider during day two of the Strive BVI event in the British Virgin Islands. Sir Richard said he had to be treated for severe cuts and bruises on his elbow, an “extraordinarily big bump” on his hip and a cut on his leg after flying off his bike. In a post yesterday, he said there was “no question” that wearing a helmet had saved his life after he smashed into Felix Stellmaszek. The Virgin founder said: “I pulled on both of my brakes, but they didn’t respond. “I cried out a warning to Felix. We crashed hard. “We both lay flat out on the road. I stayed still, hoping I hadn’t broken my back or paralysed myself. “Slowly, I moved my limbs and was relieved they responded.” The challenge was set up in aid of the Big Change charity founded by his children, Holly and Sam. DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 11 Pictures: pa Standing for a Prince? It’s no sacrifice! By Chris Riches SIR Elton John proved he’s still standing just days after a hip replacement – as Prince Charles honoured him at Windsor Castle. In September Elton, 74, said that following a fall he would have to delay his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour until 2023. But walking with the aid of an ornate stick, he was invested into the Order of the Companions of Honour yesterday. Sir Elton, who was knighted in 1998 for services to music and charity, said he was determined to get back to recording soon. He said: “Music has been my life. I may not look as if I’m 100 per cent fit but I’m still raring to go and I’ve got a lot more work to do as far as my life goes. “So this is just a reminder that there’s more to do. More for music, more for charity and life is great – I’m so lucky. “I’ve had a hip replacement but I’m full of beans and I’m full of zest. But this is just a prompter to say ‘Come on, you’ve got more to do now’.” Sir Elton has had eight number one UK singles, from his first in 1976, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Kiki Dee, and his most recent with Dua Lipa called Cold Heart released a few weeks ago. Not just any revival ...it’s an M&S revival Ouch...Sir Richard’s big lump on his hip Marks & Spencer gave the High Street a boost as it moved back into the black thanks to strong food sales and a recovery in clothing and homeware. At its interim results yesterday, M&S said that it made a pre-tax profit of £187.3million for the six months to October 2, compared to a £87.6million loss for the same period last year. Its rebound was so strong that its first-half profits were 17.9 per cent higher than they were pre-pandemic. It upgraded its full-year forecasts. M&S’s first-half food sales were also up 10.7 per cent on last year and 10.4 per cent higher than they were in 2019. Its clothing and homeware takings were up 17.3 per cent on the same period last year and are now just one per cent behind pre-Covid levels. Chief executive Steve Rowe By Geoff Ho said: “It is clear that underlying performance is improving, with our main businesses making important gains in market share and customer perception. “The hard yards of driving long-term change are beginning THE shine may have come off the M&S facade in recent years, but behind the bad headlines there have been signs it was adapting to our brave new world. Some years ago, Marks tightened its policies on returns. The food business started stocking brands that were not its own. Credit cards, once shunned, have long been used. It continues to innovate on the food front while the frocks (and other clothes) to be borne out in our performance.” Since taking charge in 2016, Mr Rowe has modernised the company’s supply chain, which has been hit by shortages of drivers and workers in warehouses. M&S said because of its limited supplier base and a COMMENT Virginia blackburn Express columnist look much sharper than recent slouchy shapes. Introducing an activewear line during lockdown was inspired. Whisper it: the sparks are back at Marks. “much improved working relationship” with its logistics partner Gist, Simply Food is “well placed for these challenges”. Russ Mould, AJ Bell investment director, said: “Food sales are doing incredibly well, particularly instore. It has really nailed the proposition with decent quality products and an ever-widening range of items.” He said it still has some work to do regarding clothing – in particular, ensuring it has the correct mix of items to appeal to shoppers old and young. M&S said it has made good progress with plans to modernise around 180 stores. Although the retailer says its international businesses made a “solid contribution” to its results, it took an £11.9million hit from the closure of its stores in France. OPINION: PAGE 12

12 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC It would be folly to ONE CENTRAL QUAY, GLASGOW G3 8DA 0141 332 9600 scotexpress@express.co.uk PM’s a driving force for change at COP26 summit THE world needed a leader with the charisma, ambition and energy of Boris Johnson to wake up nations in every time zone to the dire threat posed by climate change. The COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow is unlikely to be the moment the world slammed on the emergency brake and stopped the dangerous escalation in temperatures. But the PM has put new momentum behind global efforts to stave off disaster, he has heightened the sense of urgency and has turned the spotlight on states that are dragging their feet. Mr Johnson knows how to deliver phrases which lodge in the memory long after most politicians’ speeches have been forgotten. Yesterday he warned leaders that people will find it “absolutely incomprehensible” if they fail to deliver the change that it is needed, and that the backlash will be “immense” and “long-lasting”. He should be applauded for campaigning on this issue with the gusto of the most committed environmentalist. He is a modern Conservative who wants to bequeath to future generations a world that is not ravaged by extreme weather and beset by refugee crises; he recognises that this is the great challenge of our era and by embracing it with passion and vigour he has done our nation proud. Spark returns to M&S HOPES of a high street renaissance have soared with the return of M&S to the black. Its stores are iconic fixtures of so many of our town centres, and its loyal staff take pride in the brand’s hard-won reputation for high quality food, clothing and homeware. The return to profits signals that people are relishing the experience of leaving lockdown behind and returning to well-loved shops. The M&S resurgence suggests wider renewal of the high street may well be possible. Supply chain challenges have not stopped this success story and we hope retailers across the country will have a terrific run-up to Christmas and that the new year will see even greater prosperity bring new life to our communities. We will remember them TODAY we remember the courage and sacrifice of the heroes who defended our nation and the freedom of others. The determination and dedication displayed by 96-year-old D-Day veteran Harry Billinge in his efforts to honour the memory of his fallen comrades is inspirational. His life story also reminds us that those who survived the carnage of battles have carried with them memories of horror and loss. We owe those who have protected our country an incalculable debt of gratitude. We will never take for granted the peace they won with valour and at so great a cost. EDITED, PRINTED AND PUBLISHED IN SCOTLAND put a total ban on second jobs for MPs If you were trying to come up with the best argument against MPs being allowed to have second jobs, it would be hard to better the case of Geoffrey Cox. The former Attorney General’s second job appears to be more like his main focus, with his role as an MP coming a distant second. He left the country – and his constituents – for months to act as a barrister for and in a tax haven, and then when he was back in Westminster seems to have used his office to take part in a case remotely. And then, of course, there is Owen Paterson, whose breach of the rules governing MPs’ lobbying was so flagrant that the only way his mates could try to help him was by changing the rules retrospectively. Let’s just say that attempt hardly ended well, with the former Cabinet minister now an ex-MP and the whole issue of sleaze and second jobs at the forefront of politics. But the whole point of having rules is to ensure that when someone breaks them, there are consequences. That’s why the current system was set up – because in the 1990s some MPs were getting away with behaviour that was clearly wrong, such as asking questions in the Commons on behalf of a company or body which was paying them, and not making that clear. There are now calls for an investigation into Mr Cox to see if he has broken the rules. But to jump from arguing that because of the behaviour of Owen Paterson and Geoffrey Cox therefore no MP should ever be allowed to have a second job is illogical, impractical and plain wrong. For one thing, our entire political system is based on the idea that being a backbencher is not a full-time job. MPs earn an annual salary of £81,932. But when an MP is made a minister, he or she is paid a second salary for the job of being a minister. A QUESTIONS: Geoffrey Cox, left, and Owen Paterson unwittingly put the spotlight on second jobs Minister of State, for example, gets £31,680 – and a Cabinet minister £67,505. In other words, the basis of how we structure our government is that ministers are MPs doing an extra job. So being an MP is not in itself a full-time job. It can be, of course – for many MPs campaigning is their life blood, and some in marginal seats feel the need to do this all the time. But we need some perspective on this and an understanding that MPs will all have different styles. And the arbiter of whether that style is OK should surely be voters. There is one specific example where a second job is vital for the public interest. The Government has two roles for lawyers, Attorney General and Solicitor General. It is important that they are seasoned and wellregarded lawyers, because their advice can be critical. But they Stephen Pollard Political commentator are not plucked from outside politics – they must also be in parliament so they are answerable to parliament. They need to be both experienced lawyers and experienced politicians. And the only way they can be both is by doing both. In that context, it is pretty rich of Sir Keir Starmer to demand an end to second jobs. As an eminent lawyer, he – perfectly properly – has earned £113,975 in legal fees since becoming an MP in 2015, for 335.5 hours of work. Leave aside the hypocrisy and this is a good thing: it is to the benefit of politics that we have MPs who are experts in a variety of professions and areas, and who maintain that expertise. Those who propose a ban on second jobs then say, as if it is a statement of the obvious, that such a ban should not apply to doctors, such as Labour’s Rosena Allin-Khan, who has ‘No conflict of interest – that is why regulation really matters’ Pictures: pa, swns carried on doing A&E shifts since her election. But why is it OK for a doctor to work but not, say, someone who helps a small business, or a lawyer or accountant? What about the dedicated backbencher who is committed to his constituency and acts as an adviser to a local employer, helping them navigate their way through policy issues and at the same time developing an even deeper understanding of the reality of life for their constituents? But this idea that doctors should be exempt is revealing. It shows that one of the drivers behind the push to ban second jobs is really a distaste for the nature of some of those jobs – ie for business or the law. Some second jobs are more equal than others, it seems. The real point is not what the job is but rather that there should be no conflict of interest – and that is why regulation matters. Our current system is far from perfect but, broadly, it works. When an MP transgresses, it kicks in – and the MP is punished and can even be kicked out. It would be folly to end second jobs altogether.

Alan DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 13 Cochrane Pick fight with care, Charles I think that one of the most prominent supporters of drastic action to ‘save the world’ has been the Prince of Wales, better known here as the Duke of Rothesay. However, on one issue he should be ultra-careful about how he’s perceived, because in a speech last week he urged the rest of us to understand the anger felt by young people. Nevertheless, the heir to the throne should beware lest he is seen to be backing the ‘Friday for the Future’ marches that Greta Thunberg is calling for. Good cause or not, after their disrupted learning for the last 20 months, the last thing children in this country need is another day off school. will cop26 ‘deals’ lead to meaningful change? don’t count on it Promises, promises … would appear to be the current state of play, other than Nicola Sturgeon’s impressive list of ‘selfies’ with world leaders, as the COP26 conference in Glasgow grinds its weary way towards a close. That was supposed to happen tomorrow, but proceedings are very likely to continue over the weekend to see if some sort of deal can be cobbled together. Now, I know that sounds cynical and will disappoint the millions, but that’s very much the way of such gatherings. The facts speak for themselves. There appears to have been a meeting of minds over deforestation, but with the government not appearing interested in the damage being done to the Amazon rainforest, I wouldn’t bet on that. Reductions in the amount of methane the world’s producing – mostly from the rear end of cattle – are also said to have been agreed. Again, I’ll believe that when the air smells sweeter. Probably the biggest disappointment has been the lack of decisive compromises over the still massive use of coal worldwide. There’s been warm words but the black smoke is still belching from chimneys all over the world and with China not turning up and the USA, India and Australia not really interested in a swift agreement, that looks like a great big zero. As things stand the target of maintaining any temperature rise to 1.5C appears to be unrealistic and, instead, a ‘lid’ of 1.8C could be agreed amid great rejoicing at an apparent success. It won’t be that – merely the best they could get. ■An ancient dead language has been heard for the first time in 2,000 years after academics helped filmmakers and actors use Babylonian in Marvel studios new blockbuster ‘Eternals’. Scottish actor Richard Madden (far left) and other stars such as Gemma Chan (left) and Lia McHugh are heard speaking what was the language of ancient Iraq. Sadly, because it is so old, nobody knows what Babylonian sounded like. However, that won’t be a problem if and when a movie is made featuring the ancient language of the Picts, which also disappeared more than 2,000 years ago. But given that the Picts dominated most of the North-east of Scotland for centuries, their vowel sounds are actually still very much in use today, in good old Doric. ‘Fit like… ’ Suspense is killing trade For how long is Scotland’s battered and bruised hospitality industry expected to wait before it finds out whether John Swinney is serious about his warning that he might extend the vaccine passport scheme to pubs and restaurants? The reasons for their concern are simple – Mr Swinney and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon haven’t a clue about whether the passports are working but they’re determined to apply them to pubs ‘just in case’. Furthermore, in the parallel universe they seem to inhabit, don’t they know now is the time people book their Christmas and New Year parties? Folk won’t bother if they’re told that passports – and maybe masks too – will be required. Independent authority is only cure for sleaze As sleaze raises its ugly head yet again at the Palace of Westminster, it is most definitely now time for some outside force to take charge of our tribunes as, once more, they’ve proved incapable of policing their own behaviour. The Owen Paterson scandal, followed now by the revelation that Sir Geoffrey Cox was trousering eye-watering sums for working for people other than his constituents, shows that too many MPs can’t be trusted when it comes to the juicy loot that outside interests are always happy to lob their way… in exchange for ‘services rendered’. I’ve always believed that there was no harm in our MPs and MSPs having outside interests, given that many of today’s crop of politicians have no hinterland to speak of – having emerged from a politics degree course, straight into work as a political researcher before finally graduating to the green benches of the Commons or the IKEA desks at Holyrood. They need to know something of real life. I didn’t even object if they received the reimbursement of their out-of-pocket expenses. But if the money being sloshed around in the Paterson and now Cox cases are typical of what’s on offer for our politicians then the public’s entitled to see a line drawn in the sand which MPs cannot cross. That would mean not some chummy Commons old boys’ network deciding what outside work their buddies can accept, and for how much, but a committee of lay persons who would scrutinise the details of the offer and especially what Honourable Members are expected to provide by way of return. Now, there is a fear that such a tough regime would put many off a political career, especially those who believe they’re entitled to much more remuneration than the £81,000 current Commons salary, but this is a chance we will have to take. And, frankly, there are more than enough who think they’re God’s gift to public service and will still queue up to get elected. The current row appears to confirm our worst fears – namely that many MPs have learned nothing from the expenses scandal of 12 years ago and seem determined to line their pockets by other means… unless we stop them.

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Pictures: Tim Merry, Rex & caters DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 15 A shoulder to Si on... PSG star ‘hired attackers’ Fans get close to Simon, main picture and below FOOTBALL star Aminata Diallo has been arrested following an alleged assault on one of her team-mates. The Paris Saint-Germain women’s player, 26, was taken into custody yesterday accused of being involved in a violent attack on Kheira Hamraoui, according to reports. Diallo was said to Hamraoui, left, and Diallo By Mark Reynolds have hired masked attackers to injure her team-mate. They are currently vying for the same spot in PSG’s midfield. Hamraoui is thought to have been the victim of an ambush after returning from a party with two PSG players, including Diallo, on November 4. Masked attackers are said to have pulled the 31-year-old out of a car before hitting her legs with an iron bar in an attempt to injure her. Diallo was allegedly behind the wheel of the car at the time of the attack, but is believed to have emerged unscathed from the raid. PSG confirmed her arrest in a statement in which they “strongly condemn” the alleged attack. The statement said: “The club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of its players.” SIMON Cowell still appeared to have the X Factor when he was mobbed by fans. The talent show mogul, 62, was all smiles as he let an admirer sit on his lap as he and partner Lauren Silverman, 44, attended the Together for Short Lives charity event in London. Another fan said: “Simon made this lady’s day and took it all in good spirits.” Cowell and Lauren, right, have been together since 2013 and have a son Eric, aged seven. Cox is latest in a Succession of Simpsons stars By Stuart MacDonald Scots star Brian Cox has swapped Succession for Springfield with a role in The Simpsons. The actor plays a ruthless debt collector on the trail of the cartoon family’s neighbour Ned Flanders. The two-part episode is a parody of TV crime dramas. Viewers might be forgiven for drawing parallels between the cartoon villain, Kostas Becker, and Logan Roy, the merciless media magnate played by Cox in Succession. But they can rest assured the Dundee-born star won’t be recycling any of the foul-mouthed rants that have turned Roy into a small-screen anti-hero. Cesar Mazariegos, who wrote the episode, told how The Simpsons team were delighted to have 75-year-old Cox as a guest star. He said: “We knew we wanted to get heavy hitting guest stars from the world of prestige TV. And they don’t get much prestigier than Brian Cox. “We were so thrilled to have him on The Simpsons and thrilled that he The evil Kostas Becker, aka Brian Cox didn’t cuss us out to smithereens like Logan Roy.” The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman said: “We wanted to do all the tricks that these cool streaming shows get to do: Flashbacks, crazy time jumps, the feeling that anyone might die. “There’s no way we can do it in one show.” The two-parter is due to be shown in the UK early next year.

16 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Cop26 minister tests positive A SCOTTISH Government minister is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 two days after speaking at COP26. Richard Lochhead, minister for just transition, employment and fair work, said he has no symptoms and will work from home. Mr Lochhead tweeted: “I’ve received a positive PCR test after being alerted as a close contact by the app on my phone. I am very relieved that I am double vaccinated.” Scotland has recorded another 19 Covid deaths and the daily case numbers reached 3,852. That is a 9.1 per cent test positivity rate, down from 12 per cent the previous day. There were 778 people in Richard Lochhead By Paula Murray DXSC hospital with the virus on Tuesday and 61 in intensive care. A total of 11,818 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland. Of the latest weekly deaths, 25 were aged under 65, 43 were aged 65-74 and 72 were 75 or older. Glasgow City was the council area with the highest number of deaths at 23. It was followed by East Ayrshire with 14 deaths and North Lanarkshire with 11. Coronavirus: Swinney is causing a Hogmanay exodus say hotel chiefs Baileys £ 12 £ 10 1 litre By Tom Martin Scottish Political Editor THERE is evidence of English visitors cancelling Hogmanay trips to Scotland after John Swinney warned of fresh Covid curbs. Hospitality chiefs also said the industry faces a tsunami of bankruptcies in the New Year amid panic over any expansion of the vaccine passport scheme. Tories accused the Deputy First Minister of keeping leisure venues in the dark in the build-up to the crucial Christmas period. Mr Swinney defended the prospect of a further roll-out, insisting the country faced the “serious threat” of a winter coronavirus surge that could swamp the NHS. He also insisted no final decisions had been reached ahead of next Tuesday’s review of restrictions. But desperate pub bosses and hoteliers attacked the “deeply troubling” risk to festive trade. Stephen Montgomery, of the Scottish Hospitality Group, said his business was already suffering. Mr Montgomery, owner of the Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie, said a family from England had cancelled their annual four-night stay at a cost of nearly £4,000. Instead they would stay in lodges where they could be with Scots relatives without needing vaccine passports. Mr Montgomery, said: “Yesterday’s announcement has caused panic. This is not about what ‘we could do’. Every John Swinney issued warning ERROR LEAVES PENSIONERS trying to get their booster jabs were left waiting in pouring rain after appointments were changed to the next day without warning. Health authorities were blasted after the blunder saw OAPs show up for Covid jabs that were rescheduled without notice. An 86-year-old woman from Bruntsfield, was among those who found Edinburgh’s Tollcross Health Centre closed. She said: “There were people queuing, including a blind man, and no sign of anybody. “People were angry, they were trying to phone and couldn’t get through to anybody. “It was pouring rain and there time you say ‘you could do’, you do do. “So people are not taking the chance with what’s going to happen between now and New Year.” Mr Montgomery criticised the Scottish Government’s lack of notice and engagement with the sector. He argued Mr Swinney should have held talks with the industry over problems with the current scheme before considering any expansion. Proof of double jabbed status is already mandatory in nightclubs, latenight bars with dancing, sports stadiums with more than 10,000 spectators, and other major events. The Majority of epilepsy If you want to buy alcohol you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. No sale. You must be 18 or over to purchase alcohol. Alcohol available after 10am in Scotland. Selected Asda stores. Subject to availability. Offer ends 14th November 2021. May exclude small stores: asda. com/smallstores. Delivery, collection and minimum basket charges may apply. Carrier bag charges may apply. Delivery/ collection slots subject to availability. AROUND three-quarters of epilepsyrelated fatalities in Scotland could be prevented, a study has shown. Experts from the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre at the University of Edinburgh said up to 76 per cent of deaths caused by the condition in Scotland are probably preventable. The majority were people aged 16 to 54 not receiving neurology care By Mark Connor and Katharine Hay after an epilepsy-related hospital admission. People with epilepsy of this age were twice as likely to die prematurely than in the population at large. Researchers also noted that 62 per cent of those who died had been

more curbs loom Oaps IN RAIN By Mark Connor and Hamish Morrison was a strong wind. After about 25 minutes I couldn’t wait any longer, the weather was so dreadful. “They keep saying the boosters are not being taken up and then they make mistakes like this. To let these folk down was just awful. Having to stand in the rain and wind at my age was ridiculous.” The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership admitted some people were scheduled to receive their booster and were unable to due to “an operational change”. They said they were working to contact them and make sure they get their vaccines. industry is worried about a lack of properly qualified door staff and a 40 per cent drop in trade since the scheme was launched. With business rates exemption due to end in April at the same time as the planned hike in the National Living Wage, Mr Montgomery warned extending vaccine passport “could lead to even more bankruptcies”. He said: “The viability of businesses is on the line here and we’re not getting any support. “While people may have money in the bank just now we’re going to have a massive financial tsunami come April.” Colin Wilkinson, Scottish Licensed Trade Association managing director, warned the move threatened pubs’ “ability to actually trade”. And a DXSC There are fears of damage to businesses over the Christmas and New Year period pledge of more ambulance crews THE Scottish Ambulance Service is stepping up recruitment. A total of 356 front line paramedics, technicians and ambulance care assistants will join the service by March. The service has been under pressure and long waits at A&E prompted the Scottish Government to call in soldiers and firefighters to drive some non-emergency vehicles. Between October and November, 179 new staff will have joined the service and a further 177 will be recruited by next March. Chief executive Pauline Howie said: “We know that this is one of the most significant Scottish Beer and Pub Association spokesman said: “There are huge operational and practical challenges in extending this policy. “Without adjustments, it is very difficult to see how it would be workable, especially as we head into the all-important festive season trading period.” Mr Swinney has confirmed that the Government is considering whether to allow proof of a negative test as an alternative to evidence of being double-vaccinated. But he stressed to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme: “We are facing a serious threat. “We’ve got hospitals under increasing pressure – and the desire to catch up on treatments delayed because of the pandemic.” By Mark Connor and Lucinda Cameron periods of pressure on the NHS since its inception. We know that there will be little let-up over the next few months. These new staff will be a real boost. We continue to prioritise patients who are most critically ill. For lower acuity patients who do have to wait longer, we are trying to get to you as quickly as we can and I’d once again thank you for your patience.” The new intake follows the recruitment and training of 210 staff over the last six months. Stephen Montgomery’s hotel has had cancellations deaths in Scotland are preventable admitted to hospital for seizures in the years prior to their deaths, yet only 27 per cent were referred to an epilepsy clinic. Poorly controlled epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and narcotic and alcohol addiction were cited as causes of avoidable deaths, the report said. Dr Susan Duncan said: “Twenty ‘An audit into care is urgently needed’ years ago a UK-wide audit of epilepsy deaths raised concerns about the standard of care adults with epilepsy received. “Our study shows premature mortality in adults with epilepsy has not decreased since that study, suggesting that either the standard of care has not improved, or preventable deaths are still occurring despite improvements. Thus an up-to-date audit of epilepsy care is urgently needed, along with parallel studies to make clear the mechanisms underlying epilepsy-related deaths.” The team hope their findings will prompt the development of an epilepsy mortality register to better understand the causes of premature death in people with the condition. Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 17 Scottish team in cancer triumph By Paula Murray SCOTS researchers have found a “magic bullet” against a blood cancer. A team of scientists led by Dr Huan Cao, at the University of Aberdeen, made a huge leap forward in finding a targeted therapy for acute myeloid leukaemia. A new treatment could be available in just a few years. Their innovative approach uses specific antibody-targeting technology that would reduce the need for current treatments such as bone marrow transplants which are arduous, invasive and require long hospital stays. The group, which also involved a team from Cambridge, discovered a high concentration of a molecule on the surface of the diseased cell in AML and identified a way of using it to transport toxins into affected cells without damaging the healthy ones. The concept could eventually eradicate the disease, which generally affects older people. Danger ingredient found in palm oil By Nina Massey an ACID found in palm oil raises the risk of cancer spreading, according to researchers. Scientists based in Barcelona found that palmitic acid promoted the disease’s ability to move round the bodies of mice – known as metastasis – by altering their genes. This allowed cancer cells to communicate with other cells around them, then spread. The doctors now aim to find a way to block the tumour from communicating. They also said other fatty acids – oleic and linoleic in olive oil and flaxseeds – did not have the same effect. Their findings were reported in the journal Nature. Players backing dementia study By Mark Connor THE footballers’ union is backing research into dementia among players. PFA Scotland will fund recruitment of a small number of former players to the Prevent Dementia study. This is a collaboration between PFA Scotland and researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. A number of high profile former players have been hit by dementia. The union will now be speaking to former players in the 40-59 age bracket to ask them to take part in tests. Chief executive Fraser Wishart said: “We were only too happy to get involved. Dementia among footballers is an extremely important subject which is as relevant to our current members as it is to former players.” Professor Willie Stewart said: “The challenge is whether we might be able detect changes in brain health that would allow us to better target potential treatments to reduce their risk.”

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DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 19 John Cleese is cancelling himself over Rush to safety...Ms Hotovely is led to safety by bodyguards after LSE protests Fury at student Israel demo BODYGUARDS rush Israel’s ambassador to By Paul Jeeves the UK from a debate at the London School of Economics when pro-Palestine students take credit and called for students to “smash attempted to storm the building. her car window” and “storm the building”. Ms Tzipi Hotovely was bundled into her Hotovely vowed she “will not be Jaguar and raced away after protesters intimidated” as Foreign Secretary Liz screamed and tried to grab her. The Truss and Home Secretary Priti Patel 42-year-old, right, carried flowers condemned her treatment by students. while thugs yelled “shame on you” A university spokesman said: “Free and branded her country a “terrorist speech and freedom of expression state” as they surrounded her car. underpins everything we do at LSE. An Instagram handle called Intimidation or threats of violence are LSE Class War appeared to completely unacceptable.” Hitler sketch John Cleese has “blacklisted himself” from the Cambridge Union after a historian was banned from the By Mike Bedigan not apply?” His comments came after debating society for doing an impression a backlash over art critic and historian of Adolf Hitler. Andrew Graham-Dixon’s impression The Monty Python star, who was of the German dictator and “use of due to address the union tomorrow, Hitler’s own language”. said he had done a similar impression The union was debating the motion on the famous sketch show. “This house believes there is no such He said on Twitter: “I was looking thing as good taste”. forward to talking to students at Cambridge Union president Keir the Cambridge Union, but I Bradwell said Mr Graham-Dixon’s hear that someone there has remarks were “grotesque” and been blacklisted for doing apologised for his lack of intervention an impersonation of Hitler. at the time. “I regret I did the same In a statement, Mr Grahamon a Monty Python show, Dixon apologised, adding: “I so I am blacklisting myself can see that some of the words I before someone else does.” used, even in quotation, are He added: “Perhaps some inherently offensive.” of you can find a venue where woke rules do Cleese as the dictator I’ve so been looking forward to this… Customers rate P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of June 2017 Customers rate P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of June 2017 Summer 2023 holidays have arrived Where will 2023 take you? Let’s face it: you deserve to make up for lost time. And with a whole new and exciting summer collection to explore as well as two sensational new ships to discover, there’s so much to look forward to. Whatever or wherever you’re missing, you’re sure to discover a million moments that matter with P&O Cruises. 7-night Mediterranean fly-cruise holiday from £799pp † Book by 13 December 2021 to enjoy these fantastic offers 5% low deposit ◊ 5% exclusive newcomer saving ** Customers rate P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of June 2017 Customers rate P&O Cruises Customers rate P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of June 2017 Customers rate P&O Cruises POCRUISES.COM Powered by Rating as of June 2017 Customers Customers rate rate P&O P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of as November of June 2017 2021 Customers rate P&O Cruises Powered by Rating as of June 2017 † Select Price of £799 per person is based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of Inside cabin available on cruise A313B and is subject to availability. Fly-cruise price shown is inclusive of economy class flights from/to London and transfers. Customers Prices rate may P&O vary Cruises for other departure airports. All flights are subject to availability. ◊ 5% low deposit is applicable to all guests making a new booking from our new summer 2023 and winter 2023/24 collection before 13 December 2021. **5% booking discount is applicable to all new guests making a new Select Price booking from our new summer 2023 and winter 2023/24 collection before 13 December 2021. Please note that the discount Powered has byalready been applied to prices displayed on our website. This discount is additional to Select Price benefits and is not applicable on Early Savers. The summer 2023 and winter 2023/24 collection relates to all applicable new Rating cruises as of departing June 2017on or after 10 March 2023. We reserve the right to withdraw these offers in whole or on individual cruises at any time. See www.pocruises.com for full details. For up-to-date prices and full P&O Cruises terms and conditions, visit pocruises.com. Feefo rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 3,795 reviews as of November 2021. Customers rate P&O Cruises

20 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DX1ST REMEMBRANCE FREEDOM AT A COST: Military honours for Falklands war dead, left. HMS Sheffield is struck by an enemy missile By Lord Ashcroft HIS LIFE today, a retirement spent walking his wolfhound Arran over the hills of Exmoor, could hardly be more different from his role in the Falklands War. Yet 40 years ago next spring, David Cooper was under mortar, artillery and machine-gun fire in his role as padre of the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, while tending wounded and dying soldiers. Indeed, he showed such outstanding bravery under fire and proved such an inspiration to his “flock”, some of the toughest soldiers in the world, he was eventually recommended for the Military Cross. To the annoyance of comrades who had witnessed his courage, this was later downgraded to a Mention in Dispatches. Throw in a few more of his exciting former roles and it becomes clear that Cooper is no ordinary retired clergyman. I learned about Padre Cooper’s extraordinary exploits while researching my new book, Falklands War Heroes. However, it was only after it went to press that I was able to track him down, interview him and can now tell the full story of his remarkable life. Despite never firing a gun in anger, he was a crack shot and represented Great Britain at target shooting many times. He also advised A-list actors on how to fire a rifle, was the Chaplain at Eton College when Princes William and Harry were there, and carried out dangerous security work in Iraq in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s overthrow. Cooper was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1944, the elder of two children. His father worked for the Prison Service and, before that, had served full-time in the Royal Navy. After reading theology at London University, Cooper was ordained and later became a curate in West Leeds. However, he was attracted by the structure and discipline of military life and joined the Army on a short-term commission as a Chaplain in March 1973 at the age of 28. Six years later he switched to a full-time commission and was appointed as Chaplain to 2 PARA, having already served in the same role with both 3 and 1 PARA. Before the outbreak of the Falklands War in April 1982, he completed four tours of Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles when death and injury for British servicemen were all-too common. Having learned to shoot while still at school, he continued his hobby into adult life and was a member of the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey. “The appeal of shooting to me was, like yoga… it is all about personal control,” he said. Initially, after the Argentine invasion, 3 PARA was chosen to go to the Falklands while 2 PARA prepared for a tour of Belize. However, 2 PARA, whose Commanding Officer was Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert “H” Jones, was later given the green light to go to war too. Cooper regarded “H” as a “friend” and the 2 PARA Adjutant, Captain David The crack shot chaplain who tended men’s souls, wounds and weapons Four decades on from the Falklands War, hero padre David Cooper recalls his extraordinary work with the Paras, the pupils of Eton and stars of a Bond movie Wood, as a “close friend”. “An Army chaplain has a welfare role and accompanies soldiers wherever they go. He has to be able to keep up with them in both peace and war, and not be a hindrance,” Cooper explains. “Occasionally, a chaplain also has to provide a moral steer because at times, for soldiers, destruction can become too easy.” 2 PARA sailed 8,000 miles to the Falklands from Portsmouth on board MV Norland, a car ferry requisitioned as a troop carrier for some 1,000 men. On their voyage the crisis with Argentina escalated and British ships, including HMS Sheffield, were sunk. Cooper tried to prepare young soldiers mentally for their first experience of war. He was aware, he said, that, “the battlefield doesn’t give you the opportunity to do what is natural after a personal loss, which is to grieve. All a soldier can do is put the experience into a cupboard at the back of his mind. He then has to close the door and get on with what needs to be done. Eventually, however, that cupboard becomes full of the most appalling sights, sounds and experiences, possibly linked to a feeling of fear.” At one point on board, he helped “zero” the night sights on rifles – to ensure the bullet goes in the intended direction. It was not a task for the typical Army padre. Shortly before arriving at the Falklands, Cooper, then aged 37 and in the rank of major, delivered what he jokingly called his “Henry V speech” to the men on board in the ship’s forward lounge. He summarised his address to me: “I said that I didn’t believe in a God who could divert the path of a bullet, but I did believe in a God who had the capacity to care for an individual both this side and the other side of death.” He finished by saying his next service would be in Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley – after a British victory on the battlefield. Cooper was told that once on the Falklands he would be based at the Regimental Aid Post (RAP) with Steve Hughes, the battalion doctor, and others but “H” had asked him to collect casualties and get them back to the RAP. “But initially we had no stretchers, only ground sheets, on which to carry casualties,” he recalled. Once 2 PARA arrived in the war zone, they were moved to East Falkland by landing craft in Ajax Bay. From there, the orders were

DAY exclusive DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 21 Pictures: lord ashcroft, christopher cox & pa CAPTURED: Argentinian troops at Goose Green, left. Cooper was an advisor to Bond stars Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry on Die Another Day to head south up Sussex Mountain and dig in before eventually advancing towards Goose Green. At night, all the Paras slept in the open air in sleeping bags, when it was cold and often wet. Even before the main fighting got underway, Cooper came under mortar fire while visiting a 2 PARA position near the frontline. After a series of frustrating delays, and after more Royal Navy ships were successfully bombed by the enemy, the battle for Goose Green began in darkness in the early hours of May 28. For the next 14 hours there was vicious fighting. “We were never much more than half a kilometre from the front line,” he said. “At one point, we heard this drumming noise and a herd of wild horses ran through us. Soon after that a burst of machine-gun fire went close over our heads. On another occasion a bullet was deflected by my hip flask. Being a good chaplain, I always carried a flask of whisky in my breast pocket.” During the battle for Goose Green, 16 Paras were killed and 64 wounded. Throughout the night and the next day, Cooper treated the wounded and, once the fighting was over, collected the dead, including some from a minefield. Two of the casualties were Colonel “H”, later awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, and Captain Wood, the Adjutant. Cooper had officiated at the wedding of another of the dead men, and, later, christened his first child. At a service after the battle, the Chaplain Man of peace: David Cooper today, main, on the Exmoor hills with his wolfhound, Arran. Right, his campaign medals ‘For me, the main tragedy is that men will give so much for war and so little for peace’ read out the names of all the dead. Cooper regarded “H” as a strong, committed and charismatic leader but one with quirks, including a short fuse. Some later criticised the CO for being too close to the frontline and too reckless with his own life and those of his men. Cooper does not share that view: “We needed leadership at that time and he wanted to lead by example.” After the Argentine surrender on June 14, the padre carried out his earlier pledge to hold a service in Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley. This was filmed and later broadcast by the BBC and Cooper was heard using the phrase “think on”. He told me this was a northern phrase: “It really means think about what has happened and what you have done.” The incident that upset and angered Cooper the most, however, was when three PoWs volunteered to move an Argentine ammunition dump only to discover too late it had been booby-trapped with explosives. Cooper choked back tears as he said: “One was killed outright, one was slightly injured and the third one had to be dragged out of the flames. He had lost one leg at the hip, one leg just below the knee and he had lost an arm. “He had a gash from his Adam’s apple down to his navel. I treated him and I was conscious of avoiding getting hit in the face by the splintered ends of his legs that were thrashing around.” The man later died and Cooper felt incensed the Army had failed in its duty of care to these PoWs, even if the three men had been killed and wounded by a device laid by their own side. Once back in the UK, the Paras had six weeks leave, but he spent the time visiting the families of dead soldiers and arranging several funerals. “In every case, they gave me more than I gave them in terms of how they took their bereavement,” he said, again shedding tears. The war cost more than 900 lives on both sides, with more than 2,400 wounded. Cooper retired from the Army two years later and became Chaplain of Eton College, a post he held for 20 years. He considered the pupils of the top public school to be “sound lads with an extraordinary social conscience”. He also acted as an adviser to Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry, teaching them how to pass as snipers for their roles in the James Bond film Die Another Day. From 2005 to 2007, he worked in war-torn Iraq as head of civil affairs for Aegis Defence Services and came under attack from insurgents several times. Today Cooper lives with his second wife, Jo, in a six-bedroom farmhouse near Dulverton, Somerset, set in 70 acres of rolling farmland. Aged 77, he still carries out charity work and remains in touch with many former war veterans, helping some come to terms with their injuries and PTSD. Looking back on the war nearly 40 years on, he regrets the loss of life but he considers it was justifiable because it was the only way to give more than 1,800 islanders their freedom back. However, he added: “For me, the main tragedy is that men will give so much for war and so little for peace.” ● Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. For more information on his work, visit lordashcroft.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook: @LordAshcroft. His new book Falklands War Heroes is published by Biteback and is available from the publishers or Amazon. See falklandswarheroes.com

22 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Sleep disorders worsen Covid People with certain sleeping disorders are almost a third more likely to end up in hospital or die if they catch Covid, a study shows. Sleep-disordered breathing and sleep-related hypoxia give patients a 31 per cent raised risk of serious illness or death from the virus. Dr Cinthya Pena Orbea, of Cleveland Clinic in the US, said medical chiefs should “prioritise early allocation of Covid therapy to this patient subgroup”, adding that positive airway pressure and oxygen administration may help protect those with sleep problems. The findings were published in JAMA Network Open journal. DXSC Beast...the 8st dog that killed Jack Lis, left, on Monday Whole Stuffed Seabass FROZEN Whole Salmon Side FROZEN Nut Roast £9 .99 775g FROZEN £3 .99 350g Ex-owner sold killer dog over attack worries lidl.co.uk/christmas £9 .99 600g Fresh British turkey range in store 19 Dec 2 Beef Fillet Wellingtons £9 .99 660g While stocks last. Subject to availability. Selected stores. Excludes ROI & NI. Packaging, sizes & measurements may vary. Decorative items not included. Prices correct at time of going to print & valid for a limited period only. Deluxe Salmon Side, Choose from Lemon & Dill or Garlic & Herb Butter and Sprigs of Rosemary, 600g, £1.66/100g, Deluxe Butterflied Stuffed Seabass with Salmon Mousse, Spinach, Cracked Black Pepper and Hollandaise Sauce, 775g, £12.89/kg, Deluxe Nut Roast, Choose from Hazelnut, Cashew & Cranberry or Cashew, Quinoa & Carrot, 350g, £1.14/100g, Deluxe 2 Beef Wellingtons with a Red Wine & Port Jus, 660g, £1.52/100g FROZEN THIS is the dog that killed 10-yearold Jack Lis – and was recently sold to his friend’s family amid fears that it was capable of attack. The 8st animal’s original owner yesterday spoke to police voluntarily about the animal which he had described online as a “beast”. Lee Jenkins made the remark on a breeder’s Facebook forum last month. He wrote: “Looking to rehome my boy, he’s 15 months old, great with people but unfortunately he does not like other dogs at all. I’ve tried my best with him. I have other dogs and can not put them at risk. He needs someone with time.” The dog attacked 10-year-old Jack at his friend’s home in Penyrheol, South Wales, on Monday. Mr Jenkins said: “I am not the owner of that dog, I told the police everything I know. They know I have nothing to do with it. It’s been re-homed.” A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, causing injury resulting in death. Gwent Police said she had been released on conditional bail. Two men also voluntarily attended the police station in relation to the offence. The 34-year-old and a 19-year-old were later released. Neighbours said the animal was in the Penyrheol home a short time. They say it had By Adam Aspinall They say it had attacked a cat and an adult attacked a cat, an adult and lunged at a child in the past few days. Yesterday it was revealed dogs were actually banned from the rented house where Jack was killed. The landlady of the three-bed property said: “We have recently had it refurbished so we don’t allow the tenant to have dogs. We didn’t even know there was a dog there.” She said she didn’t expect the woman and her children to return. Locals said the animal had “huge muscles” on its shoulders as they saw it moments after Jack’s death. Police say an expert is to examine its features to see if it is a breed allowed in the UK. Tests could be carried out to check its DNA. The pet was described as an “American bulldog or a pitbull” by locals but may be a cross-breed with the banned Pit Bull Terrier. Police were called to the house to reports of a child “trapped in a house and being attacked by a dog”. Chief Supt Mark Hobrough said: “Tragically, the level of injury that Jack received has meant that he lost his life at the scene.” The dog was destroyed. Jack lived in a nearby street but had stopped at his friend’s on the way home from Cwm Ifor Primary School.

Pictures: ben blackall/focus features DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 23 Harry Hadden- Paton, Laura Carmichael, Tuppence Middleton and Allen Leech in the new movie Gerald at 1970 World Cup TV legend Sinstadt dies at 91 By Paul Jeeves TOP sports commentator Gerald Sinstadt has died at the age of 91. He was one of football’s most recognisable voices. From 1970 to 1982, he covered four World Cups for ITV and later worked on the Olympic Games for the BBC. Sinstadt was one of the first commentators to call out fans’ racist abuse during the Seventies. He lived with his third wife Margaret in Trentham, Staffs. Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker tweeted: “Saddened to hear that Gerald Sinstadt has left us. A wonderful broadcaster and brilliant wordsmith with such a distinctive voice.” Tragedy...Iris Goldsmith Farm buggy crash killed teen heiress By Daniel Jae Webb A TEEN heiress died when the “all-terrain vehicle” she was driving flipped over and pinned her to the ground by her neck, an inquest heard. Iris Goldsmith, 15, had tried to scare a friend by zig-zagging across a field on the family’s Somerset farm in July 2019, heard Taunton Coroner’s Court. Neither had seatbelts on and she lost control of the six-seater Polaris Ranger ATV she was taught to drive from age eight by her financier father Ben Goldsmith. He said of Iris’s death: “I don’t think anyone could have stopped her.” The friend survived with minor injuries. Coroner Tony Williams recorded a verdict of accidental death. Abbey returns...Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery. Right, Sophie McShera and Lesley Nicol By Christopher Bucktin US Editor Sequel serves up a new era at Downton By Paul Jeeves Police: We know who loaded fatal film gun Shot dead...Halyna Hutchins INVESTIGATORS probing the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Hollywood star Alec Baldwin have said they know who loaded the gun as they criticised procedures on set. District attorney Mary Carmack- Altwies said yesterday there were “so many levels of failures” that led to Halyna Hutchins’ death on October 21. Authorities have been probing how a suspected live round came to be in the firearm used by Baldwin while rehearsing a scene for western Rust. The gun had been declared safe by an assistant director, David Halls, before being handed to the actor, 63. When asked on Good Morning America if she knew who had loaded the fatal shot, Ms Carmack-Altwies looked into the camera and said “yes”. The prosecutor refuted conspiracy theories put forward by attorneys for the film’s armourer, Hannah Gutierrez, that the killing was due to “sabotage”. Speaking about how live rounds ended up on the set in Santa Fe, Ms Carmack-Altwies said: “We don’t have an answer to that yet. “Some defence attorneys have come up with conspiracy theories and have used the word sabotage. We do not have proof.” She added that if it were found someone did sabotage the set by placing live rounds among the cast and crew, Star...Alec Baldwin Downton Abbey fans will be hoping the second movie is a smash hit, as a preview picture shows familiar characters geared up for a game of tennis. A short trailer and more on-set snaps reveal stars Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech and Tuppence Middleton are returning, as well as new additions such as Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West. The sequel to the 2019 film adaption of the show is now due in March after Covid delayed its release. her office would be looking at “a higher level of murder charge than now”. She added: “The defence attorneys, we don’t have the same information they do. But until we have it, it doesn’t play into the decision-making process.” Ms Carmack-Altwies said more live rounds were found on the set than the one that killed Halyna and injured director Joel Souza. She said she was very concerned with the number found. She added: “How they got there will be one of the most important factors going into a charging decision. We know that Mr Baldwin had no idea the gun was loaded so it’s more how did that gun get loaded and were those levels of failure criminal?”

24 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC Scot’s horror-inspired canvas sells for almost £30m AN OIL painting by a Scot has sold for nearly £30m at auction, Peter Doig’s piece was inspired by the horror film, Friday the 13th, and set a new world record for the artist at auction. Edinburgh-born Doig, 62, completed Swamped, which depicts a canoe on a tree-lined lake, in 1990. It was one of a series of canoe paintings born out of a dream sequence in the 1980 movie. The sale was among the highlights of Christie’s 21st Century Art Evening Sale in New York. The painting was sold for £29,397,124. The previous auction By George Mair record for an artwork by Doig was £21.26m in 2017 for his 1991 canvas Rosedale, showing a Toronto snowfall. Doig painted Swamped just before he graduated from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and was named the winner of the prestigious Whitechapel Artist Prize. It is regarded as the most important of Doig’s canoe series, considered the pinnacle of his oeuvre, and has established a world auction record for the Scot every time it has appeared at auction. Christie’s Ana Maria Celis, head of the 21st Century Evening Sale, described the work as a “masterpiece” by “a truly seminal artist of the 21st century”. Doig was born in Edinburgh in 1959, but moved with his family to Canada as a child and, after returning to Britain to study art, has lived in Trinidad since 2002. He is now one of the world’s most sought after living artists and several of his paintings have achieved huge sums at auction. When Swamped was last sold at Christie’s New York, in 2015, it fetched £19.12m. The Scottish-born artist Peter Doig and his famous painting Swamped £18 double Driver ‘less drunk’ but still crashed BrING On BeInG CoSy £8 hedgehog door stop lots of £6 43x43cm little wins over 400 stores nationwide search for us on www.wilko.com *In store only. All products subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. £4 * A BANNED driver crashed after deciding he was less drunk than his grandad, a court heard. David Gillespie, 29, was almost three times the limit after downing lager and vodka and had also been smoking cannabis. He’d already been banned from the road but got behind the wheel of his grandad’s car after it was agreed he was the “least drunk” of the two. He crashed on top of a dyke and the car came to rest on a wall on the A950 New Pitsligo to Mintlaw road in Aberdeenshire Gillespie, a nightshift worker, had served less than two months of a previous road ban when he crashed. He was so drunk he struggled to stand up straight, Peterhead Sheriff Court was told. Fiscal depute Ruaridh McAllister told the court a witness saw the car come off the road and get lodged on top of a wall before Gillespie staggered from the vehicle and asked for a hand getting it “unstuck”. When police arrived they found Gillespie “unsteady on his feet” but willing to admit he had been drinking and taking cannabis. A reading taken by officers found that he was almost three times over the legal limit. Defence agent Iain Jane said his By John Jeffay Banned... David Gillespie client “accepted full responsibility” and that the car belonged to his grandfather. He said the decision was made that out of the two men Gillespie was “less drunk and could be relied upon to drive them both home”. “Clearly that was not correct,” he told the court. Last month, Sheriff Christine McCrossan warned Gillespie that “custody has to be considered” given he’d breached the driving ban so quickly after it was imposed. She called for a restriction of liberty order assessment to be completed as a direct alternative to custody. Mr Jane said that assessment did offer up an alternative for Gillespie as he was willing to give up his free day time between night shifts. He added that his client does not have an alcohol problem but instead “runs into problems” when he binge drinks. Gillespie, of Peterhead, also admitted a charge of driving while disqualified and without insurance. He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and given a sixmonth curfew and a supervision order lasting two years.

Letter by a hero of Titanic is for sale By Paul Vass THE final letter sent by an unsung Scottish hero of the Titanic disaster has been unearthed almost 110 years after the tragedy. John Harper, from Houston, Renfrewshire, placed his six-year-old daughter into a lifeboat but gave up the chance to go with her so another woman or child could be saved. He did so knowing the decision would likely make his daughter, Nina, an orphan as her mother had previously died. As the liner began to sink Mr Harper, who was a Baptist minister, ran along the flooding decks, preaching the Gospel to anyone who would listen. He also gave away his own lifejacket to another man, telling him, ‘You need this more than I do’, before going down with the ship. Three days before the 1912 disaster, the Scottish pastor wrote a last letter home to his great-grandfather, Charles Livingstone. Glorious He told Mr Livingstone, of Glasgow, of the “glorious time” he, his daughter and a niece had been having on the cruise liner. He wrote the note on White Star Line headed notepaper while the Titanic was en route from Cherbourg to Ireland. The never before seen letter was posted at Queenstown, now Cork, which was the doomed ship’s last port of call. It had remained in the family all these years but has now been put up for sale for the first time. It is being sold by Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers of Devizes, Wiltshire, and has a pre-sale estimate of £50,000. Mr Harper was known to be an engaging and impressive pastor and was on his way to serve at the Moody Church in Chicago. He and his daughter and niece, Jessie Leitch, boarded Titanic at Southampton on April 10, 1912. A famous photo showing a little girl holding her father’s hand as they walked on the deck is believed to be of Mr Harper and Nina. By Chris Riches SUPERMODEL Bella Hadid has talked about her mental health struggles and offered advice for fans. Bella, 25, described “a rollercoaster” of breakdowns and burnouts and warned “social media is not real”. The American model, who has had severe depression, told the vulnerable among her 47 million Instagram followers: “You’re not alone.” Bella stressed the importance of not letting life be shaped or dominated by social media expectations. She wrote: “Social media is not real. For anyone struggling, please remember that. Sometimes all you’ve got to hear is that you’re not alone. “I’ve had enough breakdowns and burnouts to know this. If you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas, triggers, joys and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheerin shun social media DXSC Model Bella has advice for fans after her own mental anguish KEEP IT MENTAL IN MIND HEALTH CAMPAIGN handle it.” She also shared some advice for fans who may be having a hard time with their own mental health, saying: “I want you to know, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and the rollercoaster always comes to a complete stop at some point.” In 2019, she had described mental health as “a struggle a majority of us have dealt with or are dealing with currently”. In January, Bella became the latest celebrity to take a break from social media to focus on improving her mental health. Singer Lana Del Rey shut down her accounts last September. And Ed Sheeran has been without a presence on any platforms since 2015. By Vic Rodrick Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 25 Supermodeal Bella Hadid has struggled with mental health Victim of tragedy is named By Mark Connor POLICE have named a pedestrian who died after being hit by a van in Fife last week. James Lauder, 55, was walking on the A823 near Rosyth early on Friday. Mr Lauder was pronounced dead at the scene, on a slip road leading to the M90. The driver of the white MAN box van was not injured. Sergeant Colin Morrison, from Police Scotland’s road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Mr Lauder’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. “I’d ask anyone who witnessed the crash, or who may have dashcam footage of either the van or Mr Lauder before the collision happened, to provide any relevant information to officers at the earliest opportunity.” Those who can assist the police should call 101, quoting incident 0154 of November 5, 2021. Pervert may die in jail over death of runaway A paedophile who failed to get medical help for a teenage runaway, who later died, may spend the rest of his life in jail. Derek McNeill was sentenced to a lifelong restriction order, meaning he may never qualify for release unless he can satisfy the parole board he no longer presents a danger to the public. A jury heard the 52-year-old sex offender abandoned 13-year-old Blake Ross on a bus as the youngster became increasingly ill from type 1 diabetes. McNeill had not told anyone Blake was in his Edinburgh flat while police and family members searched for the teenager, who had been in the care of a council-run close support unit. McNeill was convicted of “wilfully neglecting, exposing and abandoning Blake in a way likely to cause him unnecessary suffering or injury to health”. He was not accused of causing the death. A jury found him guilty without knowing about his string of previous convictions. At the High Court in Livingston yesterday, Brian Gilfedder, defending, acknowledged that McNeill posed a high risk to the public when at large. Lord Weir told McNeill he had been convicted of cruelty to a child under the age of 16, but added: “Even that description of the statutory offence belies the deplorable context and circumstances.” CCTV captured McNeill putting Blake on a bus at Edinburgh’s Westside Plaza, and the judge added: “The admirable efforts of the staff of Lothian Buses and the emergency services to look after him, and to obtain medical assistance he so urgently required, stand in depressingly marked contrast to the Sex offender Derek McNeill neglect and abuse to which you subjected Blake over what turned out to be the last two days of his short life. “How it was that you caused Blake to accompany you to your flat, alone, bereft of his medication in the hours of darkness, and what happened over the two days and nights he was with you, only you can say for certain. “It is clear the jury were satisfied that you were aware of his runaway status, age and vulnerability, that the condition of your flat was wholly unfit to accommodate anyone with Blake’s vulnerabilities, that there was no objective justification for you, a total stranger many years his senior, to have taken Blake home with you.” He said McNeill would have become aware of the youngster’s deteriorating condition but had not sought help. The judge said the punishment part of the sentence would be four years, backdated to November 20, 2019. But he added: “This disposal constitutes a sentence of imprisonment for an indeterminate period.” McNeill’s name will remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely. Blake Ross, 13, had been in care

26 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 ‘Not a good fit’ ...Sky boomer Boulton quits By News Reporter DX1ST Marcus Radishford BROADCASTING veteran Adam Boulton said he decided to leave Sky News after 32 years when he realised he was no longer a “good fit” for the station. The 62-year-old – who has been with the channel since its launch in 1989 – leaves next month. He said: “It’s a kind of mutual decision. It looks like the direction which Sky News wants to go over the next few years is not one that’s a particularly good fit for me. “I’ve just got to accept we’re tailend baby boomers, and there’s a move against the baby boomers. “There’s always a changing of the guard in television. “[It] is very All change...Adam sensitive to the idea of diversity.” Boulton, who was also with TV-am at its launch, will still do some work for Sky. He said: “It’s a big change but I’m still young.” In 2010 while political editor, he had a hands-on run-in with then-Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell. He later admitted: “I regret showing a little bit more temper than was necessary.” Sky News presenter Kay Burley, 60, wished him well yesterday, saying: “Sky News would not have been a success without his insightful expertise.” 20% off indoor & outdoor lighting * Shop over 1,000 lighting products in store or at diy.com Hurry, ends Monday You can do it *Excludes lightbulbs, work lights and Christmas lights. Offer ends 15 November. Subject to availability. See diy.com

saves Christmas... Making his Marcus... scenes from the TV ad campaign for Aldi in which Radishford is the star DX1ST Football hero is actor in shop’s festive TV advert England star Marcus Rashford is soon to be a TV star – acting in a Christmas advert. The Manchester United striker voices the character of Marcus Radishford, who appears alongside Kevin the Carrot, Peas and Goodwill and their nemesis Ebanana Scrooge. Rashford, 24, has joined Aldi’s Christmas campaign which will deliver 1.8 million meals to families in need over the festive period. The star, below, was presented with an MBE on Tuesday – which he gave to mum Melanie – for his crusade to provide free school meals. Rashford had an impoverished childhood with his four siblings in By Mark Reynolds Wythenshawe, Manchester. He said: “As a family, we relied on the food bank to get our Christmas dinner. “I remember queuing outside that building with Mum; Mum feeling embarrassed that she might be recognised. “For many children in situations like mine there is very little expectation around this time of year. “Add the impact of the pandemic and the very least they deserve is a Christmas dinner. “I’m delighted to support the Aldi campaign.” The store’s Steve McGinty, said: “We’re privileged to be working with Marcus, who is one of the most inspirational young people in the UK.” Pictures: aldi / pa Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 27 Cancer patient told by nurse to change will By Mark Reynolds A NURSE who encouraged a dying patient to change her will so one of her own relatives could live in the woman’s flat has been struck off. Susan Salem isolated the “highly vulnerable” cancer sufferer – known as Patient A – from her two closest friends by acting as a gatekeeper, a disciplinary panel was told. The distraught pals said they were robbed of the chance to spend a final few days with her. The panel heard Salem encouraged the patient to allow one of her own family members to live in her home for just £50 a month rent. The nurse was removed from the register by the Devious...Salem Nursing and Midwifery Council after it found she assisted the unnamed family member in “benefiting from a vulnerable patient”. The worker’s conduct also contributed to the woman’s “emotional isolation”. Salem, who treated those with lifelimiting illnesses at the Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay, Devon, told one of Patient A’s friends all communication must go through her. Eventually the sick woman became “attached” to the nurse and changed her will in September 2019.

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‘Dinosaur Island’ has new family By Mark Waghorn A NEW species of dinosaur has been identified from bones dug up on the Isle of Wight over 40 years ago. Dubbed Dinosaur Island – after the huge number of fossils found there – it was believed two types of dinosaur had roamed the area. These were Iguanodon bernissartensis and Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis. But Dr Jeremy Lockwood, of Portsmouth University, has been studying a huge skull dug up near Brighstone Bay by Keith Simmonds in 1978. Of the 125 millionyear-old skull dubbed Brighstoneus simmondsi, he said: “The number of teeth was a sign. “It also had a bulbous nose – the other species have straight noses.” He explained to the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: “We could be seeing many more new species. “It seems so unlikely to have just two animals being exactly the same for millions of years without change.” Revealed: Our main bugbears By Richard Jenkins QUEUE jumping, bad manners and being kept on hold are among the everyday activities that bring us to boiling point, a survey has revealed. Four in 10 respondents said “people who think rules don’t apply to them” make them angry. And 27 per cent get particularly irked by drivers not stopping at zebra crossings. Other infuriating issues are having no heating, people eating loudly and hidden fees in transactions, the poll of 20,000 adults found. Middle lane drivers and smokers taking multiple breaks at work also made the list. But it also revealed 53 per cent readily admit they get annoyed by things that are, in hindsight, not worth getting irate over. Andrews Boiler Hire, which commissioned the study, said: “We found there’s plenty that gets Britons hot under the collar. Things that wind us up tend to affect us personally, like being cut up in traffic or someone jumping our queue.” Pictures: solent news DX1ST By Chris Riches Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 29 Pigeon fancier fined £500 because his birds are louder than a jet Bird lover... Alan Pidgley with one of his beloved pigeons By Mark Reynolds It is a row which has ruffled more than a few feathers. Pigeon fancier Alan Pidgley, 70, has been ordered to pay nearly £1,000 for causing a noise nuisance – after his birds were found to be louder than jets passing overhead. Council officers witnessed some 300 incidents of “bellowing and cooing” in one morning after complaints from a neighbour. Mr Pidgley was taken to court and hit with a fine of £500 and £450 in costs after the neighbour complained that the birds’ noise was making her life a misery. The disgruntled resident, who has not been named, said the noise from the 15 pigeons was so “distressing” she and her husband had been forced to try to move house. Retired street cleaning supervisor Mr Pidgley said: “It’s a joke. Now, I’ve got to get rid of the pigeons as soon as possible or face further fines. It will be absolutely heartbreaking to see them go after two years.” He was served with a noise abatement order by the local authority for which he had worked for almost 30 years. Mr Pidgley has received hundreds of messages of support from neighbours and friends who say they want to start a fundraising page to help him pay the fine. The two neighbours had spent more than a decade living next to Home...pigeons were looked after each other amicably. But this changed when Mr Pidgley – who also keeps chickens, tortoises and rabbits as well as around 50 fish and a dog – saw an online advert offering the flock of birds. He converted a shed behind his bungalow for them. Barrister Duncan Milne, prosecuting for New Forest District Council, told Southampton magistrates the council had launched an investigation to measure the level of disruption. He said: “It observed that the pigeons were the dominant and persistent sound and it could be heard over ambient noise such as planes overhead.” The neighbour declined to comment on her complaint. Jilly mourns loss of ‘joy’ Bluebell Picture: alamy Love…Jilly with Bluebell at Cotswolds home ROMANCE writer Jilly Cooper is grieving for her pet greyhound Bluebell, who helped her cope with her husband’s death. Jilly, 84, took “levity, joy and comfort” from her hounds when husband Leo died in 2013 after 52 years of marriage. She later admitted spending time with Bluebell was preferable to remarrying and advised lonely people to get a dog. Jilly revealed her beloved Bluebell had taken to sleeping in her bed to keep her company. This week the mother of two, who lives in the Cotswolds, announced: “Bluebell my dog died. I’m heartbroken – I’ve Support had greyhounds for more than a decade. I have felt quite alone without her but I’m writing a book and I’m going to adopt a dog when I’ve finished. I just can’t focus on two babies at once.” Comfort She added: “I’m lucky as my children are nearby, but living on my own is terribly lonely and my dog immediately cheers me up.” Jilly lost another greyhound, called Feather, in 2014. Asked why she loved dogs so much, she said in 2019: “They have provided levity, joy and comfort in my life. When my darling husband Leo died after he’d had Parkinson’s for 13 years – an absolute horror – our two greyhounds were so wonderful. “Bluebell moved into my bed. She takes up nine-tenths of it and I’m on the edge.” When Jilly =was awarded a CBE for services to literature and animal welfare, she dedicated the gong to Bluebell, saying the honour made her a “Commander of Bluebell’s Empire”. In 2018, she revealed she had not gone abroad on holiday for 22 years, largely because she could not bear to leave her pets behind.

30 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 HICKEY FOLLOWING two shorter marriages – including to Emilia Fox between 2005 and 2010 – it seems a case of third time lucky for award-winning actor Jared Harris. Keen to publicise his eighth wedding anniversary with American TV personality Allegra Riggio, 13 years his junior, London-born Harris romantically announces: “Happy anniversary, my love. You are my star. I love you, with all my heart.” With recent roles including memorable performances in The Crown and Chernobyl, Jared, 60, son of late hellraising acting great Richard Harris, acknowledges his wife has been miffed to see his characters make a habit of dying on screen. JUST days after I noted ex-Tory minister and leadership contender Rory Stewart had dramatically described his former political life as being akin to a “flesheating virus,” he’s now mulling over a comeback after all. The 48-year-old, who quit the Commons and Conservatives in 2019, has been weighing up standing in the North Shropshire by-election next month. After the high-profile resignation of the constituency’s MP, Stewart reveals: “I thought about possibly standing in Owen Paterson’s seat as an independent.” Is this wise? Still clearly bearing political scars, Old Etonian Rory clarifies: “The answer is yes, I’m often tempted. But the truth is, I’m also very, very aware, after 10 years in politics, just what a very strange and miserable world it is.” NEWLY-appointed Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe officially has the thumbs-up from the Toon Army’s biggest celebrity fans, Ant and Dec. Former club owner Mike Ashley knew what it was like to be on the receiving end of the normally cheery duo’s displeasure. WHILE a far cry from her glamorous time on Dynasty, actress Emma Samms, pictured, is these days focused on the business of being president of local amateur dramatics group The Cotswold Players. “They are hitting the ground running with five new shows in 2022,” enthuses Gloucestershire-based Emma, 61, who played Alexis Colby’s daughter Fallon in the soap. She’s now calling on more volunteers to join the Players’ ranks. Surely Emma’s hubby, famously cheeky TV presenter Simon McCoy, can be persuaded to tread the boards? FLIRTATIOUS blonde bombshell presenter Anneka Rice, 63, announces: “Just had my Pfizer booster. Has made me feel psychologically fiery and frisky.” She then glumly adds, however: “But nowhere to be ‘f’ and ‘f’ today, which is disappointing. Wasted on the M&S food hall.”As we went to press, Anneka naturally wasn’t short of admirers keen to rectify matters. SPEAKING of flirtatious blondes, Tory MP Michael Fabricant highlights news a boozer in his constituency has been praised in the Loo of the Year Awards. The politician insists: “We do very good toilets in Lichfield.” Not the best tourism slogan, perhaps? By Peter Sheridan in Los Angeles DX1ST WILL Smith stood at the top of the stairs, poised to push his wheelchair-bound, cancer-riddled father to his death. “I could shove him down and easily get away with it,” thought the star of Independence Day and Men In Black. “No one would ever believe I killed my father on purpose.” Smith knew that he could fool the police, and any coroner’s inquiry. “I’m one of the best actors in the world,” he says. “My 911 call would be Academy Award level.” Smith, 53, had never forgiven his abusive, alcoholic father for the violence inflicted on his mother when he was growing up in Philadelphia. “As a child I’d always told myself that I would one day avenge my mother,” he reveals in his new memoir, Will. “That when I was big enough, when I was strong enough, when I was no longer a coward, I would slay him.” His father’s abuse haunted Smith throughout his life, yet ironically also gave him the impetus to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, earning up to $25million a movie. His latest film, King Richard, the story of the fanatical father who drove Venus and Serena Williams to tennis glory, opens in the UK on November 19. In his shocking memoir, Smith speaks for the first time of his father’s brutality, his anguish as a child who was unable to prevent it, and his own failings as a father. He also discusses his unusual open marriage with actress Jada Pinkett Smith. “My father was violent,” the actor says of Willard Carroll Smith Sr. “He was an alcoholic” whose “intense perfectionism terrorised his family”. But there was one vicious outburst in particular that changed the course of young Will Smith’s life. “When I was nine years old I watched my father punch my mother in the side of the head so hard that she collapsed,” he says. “I saw her spit blood. That moment in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment in my life, has defined who I am. “Within everything I have done since then – the awards and accolades, the spotlights and attention, the characters and the laughs – there has been a subtle string of apologies to my mother for my inaction that day. For failing her in the moment. For failing to stand up to my father. For being a coward.” S mith’s father, a refrigeration engineer who sold ice, gave his two sons brutal lessons in self-sufficiency. The actor was only 12 years old when his father tore down the wall outside his store, and told Will and his nine-year-old brother Harry to rebuild it – one brick at a time. “I told him, ‘That’s impossible,’” Smith recalls. “It was probably 16ft high and 40ft long. We were standing there thinking there will never, ever, be a wall here again. It took us over a year to rebuild that wall, but we did it brick by brick. In the hot summer. In the freezing winter. “After it was done, my father said, ‘Now, don’t you ever tell me there’s somethin’ that you can’t do’.” Perhaps it’s the natural showman in him, but Smith seems to make a habit of turning every event into a life-changing experience: the death of his pet dog Trixie at the age of nine; his fear of entering a new school at 14; and a broken heart at 15. “My first girlfriend cheated on me, and it so destroyed my concept of myself that I wasn’t good enough,” he says. “I remember laying in my bed and making a decision that I would never not be good enough again. “That means with the movies, as a husband, as a father, everything I do in life, I educate myself to the place that I can The moment I thought about killing my brutal father, by Will Smith Movie legend tells how a childhood vow to avenge his mother tempted him to push his dying dad down the stairs TOUGH LOVE: Will wanted to punish his father Willard Smith Sr, left, for domestic abuse but when he died of cancer, his son felt ‘a void’ contend with the best on Earth, and that’s the only way to keep my woman from leaving me.” It clearly wasn’t a lesson he had taken to heart during his first marriage to Sheree Zampino. It produced Willard III, known as Trey, but ended in 1995 when Smith left her for Jada Pinkett. “That is probably the most painful loss of my life,” he admits. “I quit. I could have fixed it. It really was not that bad.” His 23-year marriage to Jada has been unconventional, as the couple opened themselves to “the power of loving in freedom”. He calls their union a “friendship versus marital prison”. Jada last year admitted having an affair with rapper August Alsina while unofficially separated from Smith in 2015, and the actor has hinted that he too has strayed from their marriage vows. He admits that his path to stardom and his £260million fortune, with hits including Bad Boys, Hancock, I Robot, I Am Legend and Aladdin, has been a roller coaster ride. He was a millionaire singing star as one half of

DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 31 Pictures: NurPhoto wireimage, filmmagic, gettimages AFF-USA.COM and UPI overbearing: Will, with wife Jada, admits being too pushy with his children Willow, Jaden and Trey ‘I view myself as slightly above average in talent. Where I excel is my ridiculous, sickening work ethic’ to cancel some coming Australian dates, but Smith insisted that she continue. So she responded by shaving her head bald – leaving her with no hair to whip. “She had reached me,” he says, revealing he was finally shamed into cancelling the rest of her tour. “I was an insane, overbearing father.” Smith hired son Jaden to co-star in the 2013 sci-fi movie After Earth, which flopped badly, with critics heaping scorn on the 15-year-old. “He felt misled, and he lost his trust in my leadership,” says Smith, whose son even debated seeking legal emancipation from his parents. “It sucks to feel like you’ve hurt your kids.” rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff + The Fresh Prince, when the government seized his home, car and fortune for unpaid taxes. He had blown through £3million by his 18th birthday, faced bankruptcy, and even spent a night in jail, calling it his “rock bottom”. The Internal Revenue Service “wanted $2.8million, and I had two dollars and 83 cents,” he admits. “I’m laying on ‘Everything I have done has been an apology to my mother for failing to stand up to my father’ the floor in a jail cell. I won a Grammy eight months ago – what is happening?” He bounced back with hit TV series Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, launching an acting career that earned Oscar nominations for boxing drama Ali, and The Pursuit Of Happyness. Father to three children – Trey, aged 29, Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21 – Smith confesses that he has been devastated to let them down on occasions. His daughter Willow became a child pop star with hits including Whip My Hair. After a gruelling European concert tour, she begged driven: As tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams’ father in King Richard T hose tensions probably have their roots in the complicated love/hate relationship that led him to consider killing his own father. As he stood at the top of those stairs between his father’s bedroom and the bathroom, Smith teetered on the brink of ending his father’s life... and then stepped back from the abyss. “As the decades of pain, anger, and resentment coursed then receded, I shook my head and proceeded to wheel Daddio to the bathroom,” he says. Yet, despite that boyhood vow to avenge his mother, when cancer finally claimed his father’s life in 2016, Smith admits to feeling a void. “There are no relationships, careers or houses with a name that can fill the hole,” he says. And he at least credits his father for hammering into him his obsession with hard work, which he believes propelled him to lasting success. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented,” he says. “I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. “While the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy’s eatin’, I’m working. While the other guy’s making love – I mean, I’m making love too. But I’m working really hard at it!” ●Will by Will Smith (Century, £20) is out now. For free UK P&P, call Express Bookshop on 020 3176 3832 or visit expressbookshop.com

32 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Bank said spend £110k windfall...then took it Handyman left in derelict home following gaffe By Kate Pounds A man has been left out of pocket and living “like a stowaway” after a bungler put £110,000 into his account and his bank told him he could keep it. Russell Alexander, 54, was surprised when large sums started dropping into his account. He queried it with Barclays and was told the money was from an inheritance and his to keep. The handyman used cash from his separation to buy a £237,500 home to renovate, expecting to use the windfall to fund it. But nine months after the cash started hitting his account, Barclays realised its mistake and took it all back – including an extra £6,000 of Russell’s own money. The grandfather from Sutton, Norfolk, says he’s been left living in a semi-derelict home without heating – and no funds to renovate it. Barclays admitted the money was transferred by another sender in error and Russell was “incorrectly advised he could keep the funds”. The bank returned his £6,000 and offered him £500 compensation. Russell said: “I’m totally outraged. I’ve been a loyal customer for 40 years and they clearly told me twice the money was mine to spend. “I planned to renovate the house but I’ll need to work now to earn the money and it will take years. I never would have bought it if I didn’t have the extra money. Barclays have stolen DX1ST two nibs my future plans and left me living like a stowaway.” He first spotted a payment of £30,000 land in his account on December 29, 2020. The reference on the transfer was “last of mums” – which made no sense to him. He messaged Barclays chat on their website twice in December but got no response, he said. Another payment of £30,000 and one of £777 landed in his account on January 15, 2021, so he queried them on the phone. Weeks later a bank worker called to say the transfers looked like direct inheritance payments and he could Pictures: swns Unfinished business...the semi-derelict house being worked on by grandfather Russell, inset Eight in 10 ripped-off customers are failed THE BIG banks make the wrong decision on repaying conned customers in up to eight in 10 cases. Which? discovered the worst culprits were NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland – part of the same group. They misjudged it 86 per cent of times. Santander was not far behind on 82 per cent, then Bank of Scotland on 81 per cent. Most banks have agreed to automatically repay innocent victims of bank transfer scams, known as authorised push payment fraud. Which? analysed complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) by ripped-off customers unhappy with their bank. The number of cases lodged more than doubled in 2020-’21 from 3,600 to 7,770. And FOS agreed with 73 per cent of customers. Which? said: “It’s shocking that so many banks are failing to handle cases correctly.” The banks said they work closely with the FOS. spend it. Russell moved into his project house on June 23. Then another £50,000 landed in his account in August. But in September a customer of his old business rang him and said he had accidentally funnelled the money to him. Barclays took it back. Russell added: “It made no sense to me when the money just arrived, but I checked with the bank twice and with an accountant – they all said spend it. I’ve had sleepless nights for weeks.” Barclays confirmed he was incorrectly advised and urged customers to report unexpected funds immediately. Cases upheld in consumers’ favour by the FOS, April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021 RBS - 86% NatWest - 86% Santander - 82% Bank of Scotland - 81% Starling Bank - 80% Lloyds - 78% Revolut - 77% Nationwide Building Society - 74% Monzo - 73% Leaves are cleared... in a wood By Mark Reynolds TWo workmen spent hours clearing leaves in a wood – sparking uproar at the waste of money. The pair, with a leaf blower, were filmed by a dog walker in their “pointless” task of clearing a track. The unnamed woman dog-walker, who had been in Branksome Park Wood in Poole, Dorset, said: “There is tree canopy all along that route, is there any point in clearing leaves in the autumn?” After she posted the clip online – noting a pavement to the woods was still covered in leaves – it was damned as “pure insanity” and “madness” by viewers. Bournemouth Council was asked to comment. 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expressyourself DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 33 Get in touch! express.yourself@express.co.uk Edited by MerNIE Gilmore Meet the women who fought to play the beautiful game 100 years ago, the FA banned women’s football and it wasn’t until the 1960s that a group of pioneering players campaigned to lift the ruling. Here, the sport’s trailblazers tell Kate Thompson how they booted their way into the history books A hush fell over the pitch as the Scotland and England players filed out for the first ever women’s international game. It was a freezing day in 1972, there was no slick corporate sponsorship or multi-million pound players. In fact, the Scottish team nearly didn’t make it – their transport didn’t arrive so they had to hitch a lift in a furniture van. But the women footballers who played at Ravenscraig Stadium, Greenock, near Glasgow, that November day booted their way into the history books. Only a few years earlier, women were prohibited from playing. In 1921 the FA banned women’s football – the game was considered unladylike and unfair competition for the men’s game. Concern had grown since the First World War, when a women’s team from a munitions factory in Preston drew crowds of 53,000. After 1921, women’s football was hidden in the shadows. Then in 1968 a formidable campaign group was formed to overturn the ban. Leading the group in Scotland was Elsie Cook, now 75, of Stewarton, East Ayrshire. In the 1970s she was secretary, then manager, of the Scotland Women’s Football team. “When I was a wee lassie the boys never let the girls join in, but I thought bugger this, I’m going to play,” she says. “Taking a stand against chauvinism and getting girls into football was my calling. Nothing was going to stop me.” Elsie formed a grassroots women’s football team. “We begged and borrowed everything. My family held fundraisers and my uncle coached us,” she says. “There was so much sexism. I ignored it.” When her uncle quit after a brick was thrown at their van, Elsie took over as coach. Women’s teams were forming elsewhere, including the Aberdeen Primadonnas and Cambuslang Hooverettes, fighting to play the game they loved. “England overturned the ban in 1969, but in ‘‘ We didn’t do it for the money ...there wasn’t any. It was all out of love for the game HISTORY England v Scotland 1972 Scotland we were still banned by the Scottish FA,” says Elsie. “Then in 1972, Patricia Gregory, secretary of the English Women’s FA asked me to help her organise the first ever official women’s international, Scotland v England. “England were the better side on the day and beat us 3-2, but we made history and I’m very proud of my part in that.” In 1974, and a mum of two young girls, Elsie was made manager of the Scotland women’s team and used her position to lobby for change. She was jubilant when Scotland finally lifted the ban in 1974. Lining up to play in that historic 1972 game was Rose Reilly, now 66, also from Stewarton. She says: “I played with the local boys’ team. I had my hair cut short and changed my name from Rose to Ross, then I heard about Elsie’s team. It was a male-dominated world but no one was stopping me.” Unable to play football professionally in her own country, Rose moved to Europe and played for PROUD Rose Reilly was voted best female player in the world in 1983 leader Sheila Parker was England captain ‘‘ I changed my name from Rose to Ross but then I heard about Elsie’s team campaign Elsie Cook took on the Scottish FA Italian team AC Milan, where she was so successful she was granted Italian citizenship. In 1983 she was voted best female player in the world. “I was on cloud nine, but it was a Scottish heart beating under an Italian jersey.” Rose was the first woman to be inducted in the Scottish football hall of fame and was awarded an MBE, but playing for her country in 1972 remains one of her proudest moments. “I was fulfilling my dreams,” she says. Facing Rose during that historic match was Sheila Parker, now 74, from Chorley, Lancs, who worked as a receptionist by day and captained the England team at weekends. “As a kid, I played football with the local lads in Chorley and fell in love with the game,” Sheila says. “At 24 I was chosen to captain England. Winning that game against Scotland was one of the greatest moments of my life.” Sheila could play in almost any outfield position – as evidenced by her 51-goal haul in just 14 games for Preston in their title-winning 1975 campaign. She would ultimately win six regional league Division One titles, before retiring in 1980. “We weren’t in it for the money,” she says. “There wasn’t any. It was all out of pure love of the game.” Despite their performance on the pitch during that seminal game, the press dubbed them “The Dolly Dribblers of England”. Recalling the sexism, former England goalkeeper Sue Whyatt, now 65, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, says: “I was told teaching women to play football is like teaching a dog to walk on two legs. It can be done, but it’s not pretty.” Sue was just 16 when she was selected to be reserve goalkeeper in the Scotland v England game. “Standing on the pitch in that England shirt was the greatest time of my life. My dad Bert raised me to believe that anything a boy could do, so could I,” she says. Sue had two glorious years playing for England as goalkeeper, travelling around the world, but had to leave when she joined the police. “I hope all these women players today realise how good they have it getting paid to play – we had to dip into our pockets,” she says. “The success of women’s football has been hard won.” Patricia Gregory, now 74, of Wanstead in East London, devoted years of her life to fighting the ban and oversaw the growth of the Women’s Football Association. She says: “We faced so many obstacles, but you can’t put women down. If we want to do something we will. I hope the money that is being injected today is filtering down to grass roots level to benefit young girls. It’s lovely to see girls have got opportunities, like their brothers.” Women in Football chief executive Jane Purdon agrees. “We owe so much to the women who came before us, who struggled against the worst kind of sexism to fight for their right, and ours, to be full participants in the beautiful game,” she says. “The challenge is to keep striving to create the future of football where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. We’re not there yet.”

34 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 expressyourself DX1ST With World Kindness Day on Saturday, author Bernadette Russell shares how little acts can make a big impact What can stop you in your tracks, transform your mood and is completely free to give? Kindness. Yes, the art of being kind is transformative – to wellbeing, to relationships, to your entire life. After spending a decade doing small acts of kindness every day, author Bernadette Russell knows the power of kindness first hand. The key is to think small. “I’ve learned that when it comes to acts of kindness, small is beautiful,” she says. “They should be joyful too as this makes it easier to carry on spreading kindness instead of getting burned out.” And with World Kindness Day on Saturday, what better time to have a go? The benefits are endless, says Bernadette, whether you’re kind to friends and family, complete strangers or even yourself. Here she suggests 25 ways to be kind: 1 2 3 4 The ultimate kind guide Buy yourself a present It doesn’t have to be expensive, just a little treat, like some bath salts. Make a call Who would be delighted by a call from you today? Ring them for a chat. Donate Make a donation to an organisation that’s working towards a cause you care about. Say how you feel Are you in a choir, a gardening group or an online Facebook group? Tell them what they mean to you. Sow it forward Plant a bulb or 5 sprinkle flower seeds in a rough patch of land, to give joy to the people who walk past. Think positive There’s a lot of 6 bad news out there. So only read positive news for a day. novel ideas Bernadette Meat-free Giving 7 up meat and dairy for the day will benefit the planet. Memory bank 8 Send a friend a message and remind them of something fun you did together, like a holiday or meal out. 9 Pension plan If you have a pension, look into switching it to a more ethical investment. There are guides online to help you. 10 Lovely lunch break Take a screen break and walk to boost your mood. Notice the leaves changing on the trees. Shop locally Take the time to 11 chat to the business owner. They will really appreciate the support. Offer of help 12 Check in with someone who you know is busy and offer to babysit, walk their dog or make them dinner. 13 Help your neighbour Offer to do their shopping or mow their lawn. Say no to plastic Try giving 14 up single-use plastic for the day. Even doing it once can make a difference. Teach little ones Take a 15 moment to teach a child or grandchild about how powerful kindness can be. Encourage them to do a kind act at school. 16 Wonderful world Have the courage to think about what worries you most in the world, and what small ways you can help. Post it Write somebody a 17 postcard and send it to them. We often only get bills or takeaway food leaflets through the door, so ‘‘ It’s easier to spread kindness by keeping acts small and joyful it’s lovely to get something personal in the post. Take the time Get to know 18 your neighbours. Pop notes in neighbours’ doors to say hello, and that you hope they’re all right. You will brighten their day. Walk Going somewhere 19 local? Instead of driving or taking public transport, walk all or part of the way as an act of kindness to the planet. Update your calendar 20 Spend a few moments writing everyone’s birthdays in the calendar so you’ll remember them in future. Tea time If you’ve got time, 21 have a cup of tea with a friend at your house, or meet for a walk in the park. 22 Litter pick Why not don your rubber gloves and pick up some litter on your street or in the local park? Every little helps. Surprise DIY 23 Make somebody a card or present on a day they wouldn’t expect it. I call these un-birthday presents, and I often send them to my friends. Shared interest If you feel 24 lonely, find a community group with a shared interest, whether it’s online or in person. Get together Say to a 25 group of friends or colleagues: “It’s world kindness day, what might we do?” Plan an act of kindness as a group. Interview by ELIZABETH ARCHER ■How ■ to be Hopeful, by Bernadette Russell, is out now in paperback and audiobook. For tour dates for Bernadette’s kindness comedy show, visit: inncrowd.org.uk/bernadette-russell- 366-days-of-kindness

DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 35 Get in touch! express.yourself@express.co.uk Jacket, £78; dress, £52; boots, £80, all Next We love cosy scarfs Check, £35, Oliver Bonas Stripe, £29, M&Co Fair Isle, £45, National Trust Scandi, £25, Damart Rainbow, £20, Next Leopard, £15, very.co.uk Up in the clouds By Emma Johnson Tumbling temperatures can only mean one thing – it’s time to get the ‘big coat’ out. And this winter there’s only one style to be seen in. Enter, the cloud coat. A twist on the classic puffers that have been keeping us warm in recent years, these padded coats and jackets are not as bulky as Baseball your traditional duvet coat (hence cap, £6; coat, £45; jumper, ‘cloud’) but are every bit as cosy – £14; trousers, and they look very cool indeed. £16, all You’ll be spoilt for choice on the Matalan high street, with calf-length, thigh-length, short jackets and even capes (yes, really) on offer. Quilting can be found in traditional ribbed, diamond or 1970s-style, squiggle-like designs. When it comes to colour you can pretty much find a cloud coat in any shade you want, but autumnal hues of moss green, khaki and mushroom are particularly on trend this season. Go a size up to make sure you can fit your chunky knits underneath and you’ll be all set for a chic midwinter. Charcoal, £14, Primark Herringbone, £28, John Lewis Jacket, £79.99; cardigan, £49.99; shorts, £19.99, all Zara. Boots, stylist’s own Check, £12.99, H&M Pointelle, £29.50, Fat Face Left: Gilet, £19.99; knitted dress, £19.99; cap, £9.99; bag, £24.99. Right: Green cape jacket, £34.99; all-in-one, £17.99, all H&M Reversible coat, £69.99; shirt, £19.99; jeans, £25.99; boots, £59.99, all Reserved Coat, £135; bag, £65; trousers, £75, all & Other Stories. Trainers, stylist’s own TOP of the SHOPS Mernie Gilmore finds out what’s hot to shop this week VEGAN Pukka is famous for its pies but has branched out into on-the-go snacks, including this new Pukka Vegan Sausage Roll, £1.50. The filling is made from seasoned soya protein and couscous, all wrapped in flaky pastry. And our verdict is – delicious! Find it in Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. PAMPER Now this really does smell good enough to eat. Ethical beauty brand Lush has launched its Cinnamon Roll Bubble Bar, £5.95, which is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter’s night. Crumble into running water and let the cinnamon and clove scent warm you up in no time. PLAY If you have a budding astronomer at home, then this could make the perfect Christmas gift. Night Sky, £39.99, from Brainstorm Toys, turns any room into a planetarium by projecting pictures of planets and constellations on to the ceiling. Find it in John Lewis or online at very.co.uk HOME Tesco has just revealed its latest drop of autumn/winter homeware. As well as cosy throws and stylish crockery, there is a decidedly sheepish theme with fluffy lambs appearing on everything from cushions and candles to this fun sheep doorstop, £12. It will be a talking point in your kitchen. In fact, you’d be baa-rmy to miss it. WELLBEING Feeling frazzled and a bit under the weather? Then why not take a moment of mindful calm and enjoy a cup of Lab Tonica Breathe tea, £9? This herbal brew contains a blend of natural calming ingredients that is designed to help you relax and unwind. Visit labtonica. co.uk for more info.

36 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 expressyourself DX1ST Great skin? It’s crystal clear... Do you keep a lucky gemstone in your handbag? Or have you tried a jade roller? If so then you’ve already dabbled in crystal therapy – one of this year’s most popular wellness trends. More and more of us have been turning to this remedy to help heal and balance the body and soul from the outside in. Sales of crystals such as jade and amethyst have rocketed on the high street, along with gem-based facial tools like gua sha and rollers. According to wellness experts, the pandemic has encouraged many of us to take a different approach to boost our emotional health. And as a result these mystical minerals have also lost their ‘woo-woo’ connotations. Video footage recently revealed a large crystal in Harry and Meghan’s US home, and A-listers from Adele to Victoria Beckham have publicly professed their belief in crystal therapy. It seems that when it comes to wellness, the answer is crystal clear. So if you fancy joining the gem squad, read on. Clever crystals Crystals are said to emit their own natural vibrations that have a healing effect on the body and mind. They have been used to boost We love... BAKING health and happiness for centuries. Clear quartz Dubbed the master healer, this is the crystal of clarity and focus, stimulating energy, banishing negativity and healing and re-balancing body and mind. Rose quartz With its anti-inflammatory If you only buy one thing this week… As we age, it’s common to find that mascara can irritate, itch and even hurt eyes. Enter SVR Palpebral Mascara, £15 (uk.labo-svr.com), which is suitable for even the most sensitive of lashes as well as contact lens wearers. Fragrance-free and antiirritant, it coats lashes and creates a protective barrier too. It lasts for eight hours without flaking or smudging. Each week our experts Dr Aamer Khan and Lesley Reynolds bring you the latest beauty news and wellbeing advice properties, it’s known to have been used by the ancient Egyptians in skincare rituals. It is also said to have vibrations that can help heal and protect the heart and boost self-esteem and forgiveness. Sapphire This blue gem promotes clarity and, according to ancient tradition, also helps to connect the mind and the body, as well as encourage relaxation. Jade With its healing properties documented as far back as the 7th century, jade is renowned for its cleansing and healing properties in Chinese medicine. White tourmaline This pretty crystal is said to boost the immune system and promote detoxification. Amethyst Known as the soul stone, amethyst is said to have powers to soothe tension, help with anger issues, ease restless nights and reduce stress. Diamond Not only are they Mixing bowl, £14.99, Mason Cash at studio. co.uk Scales, £35, Swan at laredoute.co.uk Cookie cutters, £4.99, Lakeland Measuring cups & spoons, £11.99, Joseph Joseph at John Lewis Silicone rolling pin, £10, procook.co.uk

traditionally a girl’s best friend, but they are said to help with inner power and strength. Ruby A stone of romance and passion, it’s considered to be an aphrodisiac, able to restore and maintain harmony in a relationship. Sparkling skincare Crystals like quartz, ruby and citrine can now be found in everything from moisturisers to bath bombs, helping to bring a touch of mindful magic to our beauty routines. Crushed and powdered ruby, sapphire, rose quartz and diamond not only help to rejuvenate, illuminate and exfoliate the skin but can also channel the energy of the stones and, in turn, boost energy levels. • Beauty Lab Skin Perfecting Moisture Cream, £32 (beautylab.co.uk) contains white diamond and ruby to stimulate collagen and smooth wrinkles. • Divine Box Hidden Healing Crystal Bath Bombs, £7.99 (divinebox.co.uk) have a crystal inside which emerges once they are plunged into water. What will you do with yours? • Revolution Skincare Jade DX1ST Therapy Roller, £15 (lookfantastic.com) harnesses the healing properties of jade to transform skin. Lightweight, it should be used daily with your favourite serum. • Vyrao Magnetic 70, £135 (vyrao. com) is a fragrance that is formulated with vetiver, cedarwood and frankincense. Each bottle comes with its own supercharged crystal which can help boost energy and clear the mind. • Sjal Mineral Kalla Energy Tonic, £55 (lookfantastic.com) combines gold and silver to prime, heal and tone the skin. Spray on cleansed skin before make-up. • Crystal Clear Quartz Spa Hope Mineral Scrub, £29.99 (crystalclear.co.uk) blends crystals with citrusy lime and essential oil petitgrain to detoxify and renew skin. ●●For more of Lesley’s tips, visit lesleyreynolds.com Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 37 Get in touch! express.yourself@express.co.uk tweakment of the week Necktite Sagging skin around the neck is a common problem and is almost impossible to cover up. Surgery used to be the answer but now new treatment Necktite can zap fat and tighten skin from the inside out. It slims a double chin and banishes jowls and rolls for a tauter, tighter jaw and neckline. What happens: Using radiofrequency advanced liposuction, the one-off treatment is performed under local anaesthetic. Two tiny incisions are made below each ear and a small hand-held device is inserted under the skin during the procedure. This uses heat to break down fat cells, which are then aspirated. At the same time, radiofrequency energy is used to boost collagen and tighten loose skin. A compression garment must be worn for around five days afterwards and there may be some slight bruising and swelling for a week. Allow two to three weeks to heal completely. Costs £2,000 depending on areas treated. ASK THE KHANS What is the best type of Q vitamin C for me to use on my skin? Vitamin C is a powerful A antioxidant and a great skin brightener. But with so many different types available, it can indeed be hard to choose which one to use. Ascorbic acid (or L-ascorbic acid) is the purest form. Then, there are derivatives such as sodium ascorbyl phosphate and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. The truth is that all forms are great for the skin. L-ascorbic acid is our favourite, but it breaks down with regular exposure to air and light so it needs airtight packaging which can make it pricey. It can also be potent and may irritate, so always test before using on your face. 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DX1ST televisionexpress Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 39 Quite a lot on your plate SHOULD it happen to take your fancy, you could watch three solid hours of BBC cooking shows tonight and barely have to move a muscle. You’d start with the final episode of THE HAIRY BIKERS GO NORTH (BBC2, 7pm) – for which Dave and Si are in Tyne and Wear – and finish with round two of MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS (BBC1, 9pm), where the challenges include reproducing Monica Galetti’s chocolate crème pâtissière-filled Swiss roll with a raspberry sauce while resisting the urge to say: “Bleaaaagh!” But let’s concentrate on the hour Picks of the day Film: A Good Day To Die Hard, C5, 11.05pm Action thriller starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch (all above). New York policeman John McClane travels to Moscow to help his estranged son, Jack, who has become embroiled in an assassination plot. McClane assumes his son has ended up on the wrong side of the law, but when he arrives he soon discovers Jack is actually an undercover CIA agent. Together, the father-son duo tackle underworld forces. Mike Ward previews tonight’s TV inbetween, where we have two new food series getting under way. Namely, MARY BERRY: LOVE TO COOK (BBC2, 8pm) followed by NADIYA’S FAST FLAVOURS (BBC2, 8.30pm). As is obligatory nowadays with recipe-based programmes such as these, each has been given a title that implies a departure from the Drama: Dalgliesh, C5, 9pm It’s March 1975, and Dalgliesh is invited to Dorset by his old friend Father Michael – only to find out that he died a few days ago. Father Michael lived in a home for the disabled run by the enigmatic Wilfred, who has organised trips to Lourdes ever since he was miraculously cured there of a serious illness. When Dalgliesh learns that provocative resident Victor wheeled himself off a cliff in an apparent suicide, he wonders if his death might be linked to Father Michael’s. Starring Jonjo O’Neill (left). culinary themes explored in the presenter’s previous series, as if a lot of thought has gone into the radical new direction this one should take. But then you switch on the TV and it turns out it’s basically just another half-hour of Mary doing some cooking followed by another half-hour of Nadiya doing, erm, some cooking. And that’s absolutely fine, isn’t it? They really don’t need to try so hard to imply otherwise. We LIKE the fact it’s pretty much the same as it always is. That said, I guess Nadiya just wouldn’t be Nadiya if she weren’t trying to stretch us a little. Or quite Reality: Sort Your Life Out, BBC1, 8pm Documentary: Surgeons: At The Edge Of Life, BBC2, 9pm As the medical series returns, cameras focus on Addenbrooke’s head and neck surgeon Ekpemi Irune. Ekpemi (above) takes on a case where a cancerous tumour in the face and neck is growing so fast, it’s threatening her 60-year-old patient’s life. Meanwhile, at Royal Papworth, consultant surgeon Ravi De Silva deals with Verity, 33, who has complications from a genetic condition called Turner’s Syndrome. Drama: Beat The Devil, Sky Arts, 9pm One-hour special written by David Hare in which Schindler’s List star Ralph Fiennes (right) stars as the playwright, recounting his traumatic experience of contracting Covid-19 on the day lockdown was announced in the UK. Hare wrote the powerful monologue in an attempt to depict the distress and pain that the debilitating illness put him through at a time when little was known about the virus. The drama premiered at the Bridge Theatre last year and has now been adapted for the stage. This week, presenter Stacey Solomon (left) is helping the Patel family organise their cluttered house, as mum Bijal, dad Darshan and their two children move the entire contents of their home into a warehouse, where they are encouraged to recycle, donate and sell items. There are emotional moments throughout the show as the quartet go through their most treasured belongings. Bijal and Darshan struggle to part with their possessions, but are determined to create an environment free of chaos for their son, who often finds it hard to concentrate in the mess. As usual, home improvement gurus Dilly Carter, Iwan Carrington and Robert Bent offer tidying and upcycling tips. a lot, in the case of her “epic ice cream cake” which she tells us “is meant to put a smile on your face from ear to ear”. I’d have thought an ear-to-ear smile would make consuming any kind of cake pretty much impossible, but let me give it a few attempts and report back to you. Elsewhere this evening, in HANDMADE: BRITAIN’S BEST WOODWORKER (C4, 8pm), there’s a lion in the workshop. Also, a zebra. And a peacock. And the biggest snail you ever did see. All those, plus something I think is meant to be a dog. Yes, this is the week – it was bound to happen sooner or later – where the contestants are challenged to create animal carvings. And, given the level of precision required, they’re understandably quite stressed. Making it tougher still, the participants aren’t allowed to take a “wait and see” approach when it comes to revealing which particular creature they will be carving. So if they’ve set out to carve a rhino, for instance, then a rhino it must be. After a 48-hour frenzy of chopping and whittling, they can’t turn to the judges at the end and go: “On second thoughts, guys, I’ve decided it’s a wasp.” DID YOU KNOW? 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40 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC All programmes Today’s are listed in Greenwich TV Mean Time previews (GMT). are Apart on from in the Portugal, previous programmes are one hour page later than listed film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two STV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Expert Witness 10.30 Animal Park With Kate Humble and Ben Fogle. (R) 10.59 Two Minutes Silence – Remembrance Day 11.05 Bargain Hunt From Kent County Showground. 12.00noon First Minister’s Questions Coverage of questions to Nicola Sturgeon. 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Reporting Scotland 1.45 Doctors Jimmi’s decision has unimaginable consequences. 2.15 The Tournament Quiz, hosted by Alex Scott. 3.00 Escape to the Country Ginny Buckley tries to help a couple hoping to move to North Yorkshire. (R) 3.45 Clean It, Fix It In Bristol, the team helps a family struggling to house their bikes. 4.30 The Repair Shop 5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R) 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Reporting Scotland 6.30am Clean It, Fix It The team help the Parkinson family. (R) 7.15 The Repair Shop (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: The Mating Game Series exploring the lengths that animals go to in search of a mate. (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 10.00 BBC News Latest headlines. 1.00pm Heir Hunters (R) 1.45 Eggheads Quiz show. (R) 2.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow Valuations from Saltaire, West Yorkshire. (R) 3.00 The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food A Greek stifado. (R) 3.45 The Best Dishes Ever (R) 4.15 Nature’s Weirdest Events Why Spain is under attack from spaceballs. (R) 5.15 Flog It! Compilation. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Mehreen Baig, Clare Balding, Jamie Laing and Mike Wozniak take part. 6.30 Strictly: It Takes Two Janette Manrara chats to two of the couples, and there is a look at how everyone has been getting on in training. 6.00am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment and fashion with Lorraine Kelly. 10.00 This Morning Magazine programme, featuring showbiz news and topical discussion. 12.30pm Loose Women More celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 STV News; Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal The dealers den descends on Telford, where Tony Geering is in a gambling mood. 3.00 Lingo Saskia and Georgina, Dheeraj and Johnny, and Irene and Davey compete. 3.59 STV Weather Central 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show. 5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh presents as Craig, David, Lilly and Alan pit their wits against one of the Chasers in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.05am Countdown (R) 6.45 The Big Bang Theory (R) 7.35 The King of Queens (R) 9.00 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA An Italian restaurant in New Jersey. (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch 2.10 Countdown Alastair Campbell appears in Dictionary Corner. 3.00 Moneybags Quiz show. 4.00 A Place in the Sun Don and Margaret seek a bolthole on Portugal’s western Algarve. 5.00 Four in a Bed The final visit of the week is to Crossroads House owned by Julie and Alistair Musgrave. 5.30 Come Dine with Me Make-up artist and selfprofessed ‘glam goth’ Sophie takes her turn as host. 6.00 The Simpsons Marge is reunited with old friends. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Fergus has shocking news for Darren that stops him in his tracks. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 FILM The Christmas Bunny (2010, PG) Family drama, starring Sophie Bolen and Florence Henderson. ★★★ 12.45pm Friends Joey sets his sights on kissing Janine. (R) 1.10 5 News at Lunchtime 1.15 Home and Away Dean is reluctant to go to the gym. 1.45 Neighbours See 6.00pm for details. 2.20 FILM Unlocking Christmas (2020, PG) Premiere. When an enigmatic key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate and Kevin embark on a festive adventure. Drama, starring Taylor Cole and Steve Lund. ★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun Bambi and Johnny go for a mini-break near Marbella. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 6.00 Neighbours Roxy hatches a plan that backfires. (R) 6.30 Eggheads The Optimists will look for a winning strategy to defeat the Eggheads. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 7pm, The One Show: Rylan 7.00 The One Show Hosted by JJ Chalmers and Rylan. 7.35 EastEnders Ben worries that Callum is hiding something from him. Liam spots an opportunity while helping Tiffany out. Kat grows tired of her living situation. 8.00 Sort Your Life Out with Stacey Solomon Stacey encourages members of the Patel family to tidy their immediate environment, as mum Bijal, dad Darshan and their two children try to declutter their home. 9.00 MasterChef: The Professionals Four more seasoned chefs attempt to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen under the watchful eyes of judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace. 10.00 BBC News at Ten 10.25 Reporting Scotland 10.35 Question Time Fiona Bruce hosts the political debate from Hartlepool, with panellists Naomi Klein, Tom Newton Dunn, Alastair Campbell, Lucy Powell MP, Lee Rowley MP and Emma Pinchbeck. 11.35 Newscast Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Chris Mason present a round-up from Westminster, delivering a mix of serious analysis and light-hearted gossip about the biggest stories in politics. 12.05am Blankety Blank. Bradley Walsh hosts as Sally Lindsay, Andi Oliver, Chris McCausland, Jimmy Carr, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Melvin Odoom take part in the game show, hoping to help the contestants win prizes. (R) 12.40 Weather for the Week Ahead 12.45-6.00am BBC News 8.30pm, Nadiya’s Fast Flavours: Nadiya Hussain 7.00 The Hairy Bikers Go North The bikers explore Tyne & Wear county and the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, where Simon King has spent most of his life. They cook a roast dinner – a porchetta with all the trimmings. Last in series. 8.00 NEW Mary Berry – Love to Cook The culinary expert offers tips for cooking delicious meals. 8.30 NEW Nadiya’s Fast Flavours Nadiya Hussain rustles up assorted recipes, beginning with comfort foods. 9.00 NEW Surgeons: At the Edge of Life Cameras focus on Addenbrooke’s head and neck surgeon Ekpemi Irune. She takes on a case where a cancerous tumour is growing so fast, it’s threatening her 60-year-old patient Chris’s life. 10.00 Mock the Week Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis poke fun at world events in the company of Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, Sarah Keyworth, Glenn Moore and Ahir Shah. 10.30 Newsnight Headline analysis, with Emma Barnett. 11.15 Frankie Boyle’s New World Order The comedian tries to make sense of the world. (R) 11.50 Sign Zone: Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution A look at how Tony Blair stood beside America in the war against terror. (R) 12.50am Sign Zone: Strictly Come Dancing. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the halfway point of the pro-celebrity contest. (R) 2.20 Sign Zone: Strictly Come Dancing: The Results. Featuring a guest performance by the Script. (R) 3.05-6.30am This Is BBC Two 11.15pm, Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin 7.00 Emmerdale Jai suspends Ben, and Nate goes AWOL. 7.30 Searching for Patient Zero: Britain’s AIDS Tragedy – Tonight Paul Brand traces the first case of AIDS in the UK, along with others who lived, loved and lost to a disease. 8.00 Emmerdale Billy lies to Tracy, Liv tries to talk to Aaron, and Al explains things to Chas. 8.30 The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live The cash expert continues his crusade to tackle the financial questions that matter most to you. 9.00 The Trial of Louise Woodward Almost 25 years on, this documentary revisits the controversial trial of a British nanny accused of murdering a US baby, which continues to divide medical and legal opinion today. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 STV News; Weather 10.45 Searching for Patient Zero: Britain’s AIDS Tragedy – Tonight Paul Brand traces the first reported case of AIDS in the UK, along with others who lived, loved and lost to a disease that, worldwide, has now claimed 36 million lives. 11.15 Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin The dramatic stories of three leading women activists in Russia who have decided to stay and take a stand in opposition. 12.30am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra. Entertainment news. 3.15 Searching for Patient Zero: Britain’s AIDS Tragedy – Tonight (R) 3.40 Wild China with Ray Mears. The presenter explores Karst country. (R) 4.05 Unwind With ITV 5.05-6.00am Tipping Point. Quiz, with Ben Shephard. (R) 9pm, Taskmaster: Desiree Burch 7.00 Channel 4 News A round-up of the latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-to-theminute weather reports. 8.00 Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker The quarter-final finds the five remaining woodworkers taking on animal sculptures using chainsaws as they bid to secure a place in the semifinal. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc. 9.00 Taskmaster Desiree draws on her face, Guz endures a ball to the groin and Alan loses an eye as they compete for the right to put ‘Taskmaster Champion’ on their business card. As usual, Greg Davies sets the tasks from his throne. 10.00 Complaints Welcome Tom Allen, Jessica Knappett and Munya Chawawa assemble a ‘complaints committee’ of viewers with plenty to say about the television shows getting the nation talking each week. 11.05 NEW Unapologetic DJ and presenter Yinka Bokinni and social media star Zeze Millz invite black people to talk freely about everything and anything. Topics include cultural appropriation, sex, relationships and parenting. 12.05am Gogglebox (R) 1.00 Rape: Who’s on Trial? Cameras follow police officers through four sexual assault investigations. (R) 2.15 Murder Island (R) 3.10 Undercover Boss USA (R) 4.00 Couples Come Dine with Me (R) 4.50 Building the Dream (R) 5.45- 6.05am Kirstie’s House of Craft (R) 9pm, Dalgliesh: Bertie Carvel 7.00 Carol Klein’s Great British Gardens The plantswoman and broadcaster journeys across the UK to visit some outstanding gardens and meets up with the people who look after them to gain an insight into their work. 8.00 NEW Inside the Tower of London The tower’s oldest raven goes missing and ravenmaster Chris Skaife must come to terms with the fact it might have gone for ever, while a salute is organised to mark the death of Prince Philip. 9.00 Dalgliesh The timeline moves on to March 1975, and Dalgliesh is invited to Dorset by his old friend Father Michael who lives in a home for the disabled – only to discover that he died a few days ago. Bertie Carvel stars. 10.00 999: Critical Condition Helen has an aneurysm in her brain that could burst at any time. For doctor Sanjeev Nayak there are no second chances as he embarks on an extraordinary operation to save his patient. (R) 11.05 FILM A Good Day to Die Hard (2013, 12) John McClane goes to Moscow and helps his CIA agent son stop the Russian Mob from stealing nuclear weapons. Action adventure sequel, with Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney. ★★ 1.00am The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.00 Entertainment News on 5 3.10 Our New Puppy. A labrador puppy goes overseas for the first time. (R) 4.00 Britain by Boat (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Thomas & Friends (R) 5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)

DXSC Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 41 Freeview 6 Freeview 27 ITV2 ITVBe 6.00am Love Bites 7.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30 Coronation Street 9.30 Supermarket Sweep 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With JoJo Siwa. 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 6.00 Celebrity Catchphrase With Richard Ayoade, Katie McGlynn and Joe Swash. 7.00 Superstore Double bill. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill. 9.00 Hell’s Kitchen The chefs create dishes that look and taste good. 10.00 The Emily Atack Show Sketches on the theme of the body. Last in the series. 10.45 Family Guy Double bill. Animation. 11.45 American Dad! Animated comedy. 12.10am American Dad! 12.40 Bad Boy Chiller Crew 1.20 Bob’s Burgers 2.10 Superstore 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 Unwind With ITV 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Dave E4 Freeview 19 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Modern Wheels or Classic Steals 8.00 Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA 3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey 6.00 QI XL With Joe Lycett, Shazia Mirza and Josh Widdicombe. 7.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA Double bill. Aisha Tyler hosts. 8.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Sara Pascoe, Angela Scanlon, Rick Edwards and Clive Myrie test their skills. 8.40 Would I Lie to You? With guest panellists Aisling Bea, June Brown, Adrian Chiles and Seann Walsh. 9.20 QI Festive special from 2011. 10.00 Not Going Out Triple bill. 12.00m’t Mock the Week 12.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1.40 Would I Lie to You? 2.30 QI. Quirky quiz. 3.00 Sliced. Sitcom. 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.30 Mike & Molly 3.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Double bill. 4.30 Married at First Sight Australia 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Fergus has a suggestion that may work for both himself and Warren. Nate offers DeMarcus a job. 7.30 Married at First Sight Australia The couples prepare for the vow renewals. 9.15 First Dates Australia Daters include James and Masha, who might be Australia’s most awkward couple. 10.20 Naked Attraction Double bill. Dating show presented by Anna Richardson. 12.25am Married at First Sight Australia 2.15 Rick and Morty 2.40 Robot Chicken 3.05 Gogglebox 4.00 The Big Bang Theory 5.10-6.00am The Goldbergs BBC Scotland 7.00pm The River 7.30 Grand Tours of Scotland’s Rivers 8.00 Orkney: When the Boat Comes In 8.30 Landward 9.00 The Nine 10.00 Breaking the News: COP26 Special 10.30 Loop: Art for a Sustainable Future 11.00 Music Vault 11.45pm-12.00m’t Rewind 1980s BBC Alba 6.00am Alba Today 5.00pm Piseag & Cuilean/Kit & Pup 5.05 Sionnach agus Maigheach (Fox & Hare) 5.20 Shane an Chef 5.30 Abadas 5.45 Su Pic (Peek Zoo) 5.50 Stoiridh 6.00 Donnie Murdo 6.10 Na Danathursan aig Tintin/The Adventures of Tintin 6.38 Geamaichean Gorach 6.40 Geamaichean Gorach 6.42 Damhan & Durrag/Pipas & Douglas 6.44 Damhan & Durrag/Pipas & Douglas 6.50 Port Paipeir 7.00 Dileas (Working Dogs) 7.30 SpeakGaelic 8.00 An La (News) 8.30 Eorpa 9.00 Tearlach Ceannadach/Charles Kennedy: A Good Man Speaking 10.00 Mach a Seo! 10.30 Rudeigin san Eadhar/Something in the Air 11.25 Fraochy Bay 11.30 Transatlantic Sessions 12.00m’t-6.00am Alba Today ENGLAND As BBC1 except: 11.05am Homes Under the Hammer 12.05-1.00pm Bargain Hunt 1.30-1.45 Regional News; Weather Variations 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Be Beautiful 12.10 The Real Housewives of Orange County 1.10 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.10 The Only Way Is Essexmas 2010 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: NYC 4.05 The Real Housewives of New York City 5.00 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 6.00 Making It Home with Kortney & Kenny Carla finally gets things moving. 7.00 Buying and Selling A single mother. 8.00 Dinner Date Calvin from Greater Manchester looks for love. 9.00 Vanderpump Rules As TomTom’s one year anniversary draws near, Lisa Vanderpump throws a party. 10.00 Love Island: Australia Sophie Monk hosts from Byron Bay. 11.05 Don’t Be Tardy Double bill. 12.05am The Only Way Is Essex. New faces join the reality programme. 12.50 Unwind With ITV 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping Drama More4 Freeview 20 6.00am Teleshopping 7.35 A Place to Call Home 8.35 The Bill 9.35 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.15 Peak Practice 3.15 All Creatures Great and Small 4.20 Pie in the Sky 5.20 As Time Goes By. Lionel wants peace. 6.00 Bread Adrian struggles with celebrity. 6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! General Von Klinkerhoffen is taken to the hospital’s psychiatric ward. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine The trio help a friend with a medical problem. 8.00 Zen Rome detective Aurelio Zen investigates a murder in a remote village – but finds the case could spark off a political scandal. Drama, starring Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino. 10.00 New Tricks A reluctant Brian enters an addiction centre run by monks. 11.20 Bad Girls The case against Tanya Turner weakens. Zoe Lucker stars. 12.25am Judge John Deed 2.35 New Tricks 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 8.55am Kirstie’s House of Craft 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau 12.05pm Grand Designs 1.10 Four in a Bed: five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It 5.55 The Great House Giveaway. Simon O’Brien presents. 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY Wendy and Marcus host a steampunkthemed wedding vow renewal. 7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud meets a couple planning to construct a private hideaway in an Essex woodland. 9.00 The Good Fight Liz represents a bicycle shop in a libel case. 10.10 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown With Lucy Beaumont and Roisin Conaty. 11.15 999: On the Front Line A man is stabbed at the entrance to a block of flats, but manages to call for help. 12.20am 24 Hours in A&E 1.25 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. With Roisin Conaty. 2.25 The Good Fight 3.30- 3.55am Food Unwrapped Investigates 6.30-7.00 Regional News; Weather 10.25-10.30pm Regional News; Weather NORTHERN IRELAND As BBC1 except: 11.05am Homes Under the Hammer 12.05-1.00pm Bargain Hunt 1.30-1.45 BBC Newsline; Weather 6.30-7.00 BBC Newsline; Weather 10.25 BBC Newsline; Weather 10.35 The View 11.15 Question Time 12.15am Newscast 12.50-6.00am BBC News BORDER As STV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Border 6.00-6.30 ITV News Lookaround 7.30-8.00 Searching for Patient Zero: Britain’s AIDS Tragedy – Tonight 10.30 ITV News Border 10.45 Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin 12.00m’t Moneyball. Gameshow, hosted by Ian Wright. 12.50-3.00 Home Shopping 4.05-5.05am Unwind With ITV UTV As STV except: 1.55-2.00pm UTV Live 6.00-6.30 UTV Live 7.30-8.00 Keepers of the Lough 10.30-10.45 UTV Live 11.10 Beverley and Jordan: Destination Wedding. The duo arrive in the tourist hotspot of Benidorm. 11.40 Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin. Dramatic stories. 12.50-3.00am Home Shopping 4.05-5.05am Unwind With ITV BBC4 Freeview 24 7.00pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo visits Cornwall’s county town, Truro. 7.30 The Joy of Painting A scene boasting mountains and a stream. 8.00 Dan Cruickshank’s Monuments of Remembrance The stories behind First World War cemeteries and memorials. 9.00 FILM The Eiger Sanction (1975, 15) An assassin-turned-academic is blackmailed into returning to his old career to eliminate a spy. Action adventure starring Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy. ★★ 11.05 FILM Paths of Glory (1957, PG) First World War drama, starring Kirk Douglas. ★★★★★ 12.30am Museums in Quarantine 1.00 Great British Railway Journeys 1.30 Dan Cruickshank’s Monuments of Remembrance 2.30-3.30am WWI: The Last Tommies 5 USA 6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS 12.00noon Law & Order. Six episodes of the drama. 6.00 NCIS Triple bill. Tony becomes obsessed with finding a murder victim’s sister; the agents track down a serial killer; an agent’s body is found badly burned. 9.00 Crossing Lines A bank heist in the Hague traps one of the ICC team members inside. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Three episodes. The team unravels a complicated revenge plot; the team investigates the murder of a member of a feminist group; a surgeon harvests a dead girl’s organs without parental consent. 12.55am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1.50 NCIS: double bill 3.35 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.55 Entertainment News on 5 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping # OKBEAUTYBOX ThE OK! BEAUTY BOX A mUsT-hAvE mOnThlY sUBscripTiOn - siGn Up TOdAY And TrY YOUr firsT BOX fOr juSt £4.95* Hydration SubScribe and Save today at okbeautybox.co.uk *£4.95 is only available to new customers, OK! Beauty Box subscription is £15 per month thereafter. Sky Arts Freeview 21 F’view 11 6.00am Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies 6.50 Verdi: Stiffelio 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Discovering: Sophia Loren 11.00 Mystery of the Lost Paintings 12.00noon Brunelleschi’s Impossible Dome 1.00 Tales of the Unexpected 2.00 Discovering: Kirk Douglas 3.00 Sky Arts Book Club 4.00 Music Icons: Psychedelic Rock 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected: double bill 6.00 Discovering: Bette Davis 7.00 Portrait Artist of the Year 2021 8.00 Discovering: Glenn Close 9.00 Beat the Devil Drama. 10.00 Matt Damon: Off Camera 11.15 Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road With Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. 12.15am Classic Albums 1.15 Video Killed the Radio Star 1.45-3.45am Song for Nature: London Climate Change Festival Brought to you by

42 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Sport Sky Sports Main Event 6.00am LIVE Golf Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific. 8.00 LIVE European Tour Golf The 2021 Aviv Dubai Championship. Action from day one. 1.00pm Sky Sports News. Sporting headlines. 1.30 LIVE ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Pakistan v Australia. The second semi-final. 6.00 LIVE PGA Tour Golf The Houston Open. 7.30 LIVE World Cup Qualifier Republic of Ireland v Portugal (kick-off 7.45pm). From Aviva Stadium. 10.00 The F1 Show. Sao Paulo Grand Prix. 11.00 Blood, Sweat & Tears 11.30 Sky Sports News 12.30am LIVE NFL Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens (kick-off 1.20am). At Hard Rock Stadium. 4.30-6.00am LIVE NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers v Miami Heat (tip-off 3.30am). Sky Sports Cricket 6.00am ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 10.30 Best of ICC WT20 11.00 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 12.00noon Best of ICC WT20 12.30 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. International cricket highlights. 1.30 LIVE ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Pakistan v Australia. Coverage of the second semi-final. 6.00 Best of ICC WT20. Highlights. 7.00 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 11.00 Best of ICC WT20 12.00m’t ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Highlights. 4.30-6.00am Best of ICC WT20. Highlights. Sky Sports Football 6.00am EFL Greatest Games 6.45 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 Football’s Greatest Players 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football Years 8.30 EFL Greatest Games 9.00 SPFL Greatest Games 9.30 Football’s Greatest Players 10.00 Football Countdowns 10.30 Football Years 11.00 EFL Cup Retro 16 12.00noon EFL Greatest Games 12.45 SPFL Greatest Games 1.00 EFL Play Off Finals 3.00 One2Eleven 3.25 Scotland: Whatever It Takes 4.25 World Cup Qualifiers Preview Show 4.55 LIVE World Cup Qualifier Georgia v Sweden. 7.00 Bundesliga Weekly. Match preview. 7.30 LIVE World Cup Qualifier Republic of Ireland v Portugal (kick-off 7.45pm). From Aviva Stadium. 10.15 Bundesliga Weekly 10.45 World Cup Qualifier Highlights 11.15 International U21 Football 11.45 EFL Greatest Games 12.00m’t EFL Play Off Finals 3.00 EFL Cup Retro 17 5.00-6.00am EFL Championship Season Review 16/17 BT Sport 1 6.00am MotoGP Highlights 7.00 Premier League Reload 7.15 WWE NXT 9.00 ESPN FC 9.30 Ligue 1 Highlights 10.30 DIY Pundit 11.00 LIVE ATP Tennis The Stockholm Open. 3.00pm MotoGP Rewind 3.15 Premier League Reload 3.30 Premier League World 4.00 ESPN FC 4.30 DIY Pundit 5.00 LIVE ATP Tennis The Stockholm Open. 9.00 Ultimate Goal 10.00 BT Sport Reload 11.00 30 for 30 12.30am MotoGP Highlights 1.30 Sailing 2.00 UFC Connected 2.30 Badminton Unlimited 3.00 Badminton 5.00-6.00am E:60 BT Sport 2 6.00am Serie A – Full Impact 6.30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 7.00 Ultimate Goal 8.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 8.30 Badminton Unlimited 9.00 Sailing 9.30 DIY Pundit 10.00 Fishing 11.00 Primeira Liga 12.00noon Ligue 1 Highlights 1.00 Green Routine 1.30 Extreme E 2.00 Badminton 4.00 Ultimate Goal 5.00 WWE Friday Night SmackDown 6.30 WWE Monday Night Raw 9.00 WWE NXT Highlights 10.00 Premier League Reload 10.15 BT Sport Goals Reload 10.30 DIY Pundit 11.00 Serie A 11.30 UEFA Champions League 12.00m’t Green Routine 1.00 ESPN Classic Boxing 2.30 Serie A 3.00 UEFA Champions League 3.30 30 for 30 5.00-6.00am Classic MOTD Eurosport 1 6.00am Snowboarding 7.00 Olympic Winter Games: Hall of Fame 8.00 Cyclo-Cross 9.00 UCI Track Champions League 10.00 GOLFTV Weekly 10.35 Cyclo-Cross 12.35pm LIVE Cyclo-Cross In Niel, Belgium. 1.35 Cyclo-Cross. The women’s event. 1.55 LIVE Cyclo-Cross The Superprestige series. 3.15 Mountain Biking: Titan Desert 3.45 Cycling: Tour of Flanders 4.00 World Superbikes 5.00 Snowboarding 6.00 Hall of Fame – Torino 2006 7.00 Cyclo-Cross 9.10 Sports Spotlight 10.45 Cycling: Tour of Flanders 11.00 Cyclo-Cross 12.00m’t World Superbikes 2.00 Le Mans 24 Hours 3.00 Motocross World Championship 4.00-6.00am Snooker: UK Championship Final BEST OF THE REST – LIVE SPORT 12.00m’t LIVE NBA Basketball Philadelphia 76ers v Toronto Raptors. (Sky Sports Arena) 3.30-6.00am LIVE NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers v Miami Heat. (Sky Sports Arena) 12.30-4.30am LIVE NFL Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens. (Sky Sports NFL) 6.00am LIVE Golf The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific. (Sky Sports Golf) 8.00 LIVE European Tour Golf The 2021 Aviv Dubai Championship. (Sky Sports Golf) 1.00pm LIVE Ladies European Tour Golf The Aramco Team Series event. (Sky Sports Golf) 3.00 LIVE LPGA Tour Golf The 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship. (Sky Sports Golf) 6.00-9.00pm LIVE PGA Tour Golf Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. (Sky Sports Golf) ITV3 Freeview 10 6.00am Classic Coronation Street 7.00 Classic Emmerdale 8.05 Man About the House 8.40 That’s My Boy 9.15 Inspector Morse 11.35 Heartbeat 1.45pm Classic Emmerdale 2.50 Classic Coronation Street 3.50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 6.00 Heartbeat 8.00 Vera 10.00 Scott & Bailey 11.05 Little Boy Blue 12.05am Tina & Bobby 2.00-2.30am Man About the House ITV4 Freeview 25 6.00am The Protectors 6.25 The Saint 7.20 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 8.20 Dempsey and Makepeace 9.25 The Professionals 10.30 Minder 11.35 The Saint 12.40pm Extreme Salvage Squad 1.40 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 2.45 Dempsey and Makepeace 3.50 The Professionals 4.50 Minder 6.00 Giant Lobster Hunters 7.00 The Chase Celebrity Special 8.00 Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport 9.00 FILM RoboCop 3 (1993/18) Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Robert Burke. ★★ 11.10 FILM Fury (2014/15) ★★★★ 1.50 The Saint 2.45-3.00am Unwind With ITV 5STAR Freeview 31 8.00am Entertainment News on 5 8.10 Rich Kids Go Skint 9.00 Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday 10.00 Filthy House SOS 11.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 12.00noon Traffic Cops 2.00 Police Interceptors 5.00 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 6.00 Home and Away 7.00 Nightmare Builders Next Door 8.00 Filthy House SOS. 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Horror, with Bella Thorne and Alyvia Alyn Lind. ★★ 11.30 Gully (2019/18) Crime drama, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr and Jacob Latimore. ★ 1.05am The Garden Left Behind (2020/15) Drama, starring Carlie Guevara. ★★★ 2.45 The Last Vermeer (2019/15) See 2.35pm for details. ★★★★ 4.45-6.15am Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (2021/U) Animated adventure, with the voice of Miguel Angel Perez. ★★★ Sky Cinema Drama 4.35pm Fear and Loathing in Aspen (2021/15) Drama, starring Jay Bulger. ★★★ 6.15 Along Came Polly (2004/12) Comedy, with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. ★★ 8.00 As Good as It Gets (1997/15) Drama, starring Jack Nicholson. ★★★★★ 10.20 Little Fish (2020/15) Drama, starring Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell. ★★★★ 12.10am Entrapment (1999/12) Crime thriller, starring Sean Connery. ★★ 2.20 All These Small Moments (2018/15) Drama, starring Brendan Meyer. ★★★ 4.00-6.00am The Lost Husband (2020/PG) Drama, starring Leslie Bibb. ★★★ Sky Cinema Family 4.20pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010/PG) Comedy, starring Zachary Gordon. ★★★ 6.00 Paddington 2 (2017/PG) Comedy, with the voice of Ben Whishaw. ★★★★★ 7.45 Hero Mode (2021/12) Comedy, starring Chris Carpenter and Mira Sorvino. ★★★ 9.20 The Runaways (2019/12) Drama, starring Mark Addy and Tara Fitzgerald. ★★★★ 11.25 Annie (2014/PG) Musical remake, starring Quvenzhane Wallis. ★★ 1.25am See Spot Run (2001/PG) Comedy, starring David Arquette. ★★★ 3.10 Racing Stripes (2004/U) Family comedy adventure, starring Hayden Panettiere. ★★ 5.00-6.00am Sky Cinema Preview TCM 5.30pm Stage to Thunder Rock (1964/U) Western, starring Barry Sullivan. ★★★ 7.15 Flat Top (1952/U) Korean War drama, starring Sterling Hayden. ★★★ 9.00 Maximum Risk (1996/18) Action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. ★★ 11.10 The Infiltrator (2016/15) Drama, starring Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo. ★★★★ 1.50-3.50am Mars Attacks! (1996/12) Sci-fi comedy, starring Jack Nicholson. ★★★ GREAT! movies 4.00pm A Husband for Christmas (2016/12) Comedy, starring Ricco Ross. ★★★ 4.50 Lucky Christmas (2011/PG) Romantic drama, with Elizabeth Berkley. ★★★ 6.50 The Bounty Hunter (2010/12) Action comedy, starring Gerard Butler. ★★★ 9.00 Planet of the Apes (2001/12) An astronaut crash-lands on a strange planet ruled by intelligent apes, who capture and enslave him. Tim Burton’s sci-fi remake, starring Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Roth. ★★★ 11.25 Awake (2007/15) Medical thriller, starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. ★★ 1.10am Extortion (2017/15) Drama, starring Eion Bailey Bethany Joy Lenzand. ★★★★ 3.25-6.00am Marie Antoinette (2006/12) Historical drama, with Kirsten Dunst. ★★★

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44 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Letters Voices opposed to climate change views are unheard WE are told by people like our own Prime Minister that the clock is ticking and it is one minute to midnight. This is scaremongering and greatly irresponsible and causes great distress. Climate change is not a proven scientific fact. The subject has not been openly debated and those voices who disagree are never heard. Greta Thunberg is not educated or expert in this field. This subject should be debated so that people can hear other theories. P Doherty Dundee Case for electric cars remains unconvincing The benefits of an electric car have never been fully explained. What do we get that a conventional vehicle does not already give us? There is the emissions issue, but Add Blue and other additives have already ameliorated a lot of this. In an electric car how long does the battery last, how many charges can it take, how many miles covered before the battery fails? When the battery eventually fails is the car then a write-off? Can a car have a new battery replaced economically? Plugging in with an on-street charger, or in a public car park comes with another issue. Does anyone think leaving your car plugged in overnight that when you return it will still be plugged in? Vandals will relish the chaos. Can we afford to buy electric in the first place, with prices starting at £30,000-plus for a small saloon? And what are the used car market prices for these electric cars? Anthony Richardson by email Covid measures are openly being ignored Yet again John Scrooge Swinney threatens to put a damper on Christmas by raising the prospect of extending vaccine passports to pubs, cafes and gyms and so on. This will hardly raise the spirits of hospitality and leisure industries struggling to recover. Perhaps someone should tell Mr Swinney that current anti-Covid arrangements are being ignored by many – Test and Trace details not being taken, the use of masks increasingly ignored in shopping malls. Some large stores have removed hand sanitisers. Complacency seems to be creeping in and it’s difficult to know whether Mr Swinney’s warning is a bluff to persuade more people to get the jabs or whether there is genuine concern for a surge in cases. With a government based on secrecy, it’s difficult to know what is the truth and what is manipulation. Bob MacDougall Kippen, Stirlingshire Vaccine holdouts could cause another lockdown I am in complete agreement with John Swinney’s suggestion that the Covid vaccination passports be extended further to hospitality During coronavirus restrictions we can only publish readers’ letters emailed to scotexpress@express.co.uk Letters must include address and phone number SHOULD Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, be telling us about climate change? For is he not more a pharmaceuticals than weather-induced hazards man? Just as with Covid, there seems to be a pattern to all this – the warning, the danger, the damage to our health and the deaths if we don’t conform. Only a fool would deny that the wildfires, droughts and storms that we have witnessed aren’t tied into global warming and climate change somehow. But it seems to me that some speech from Barack Obama, some selfies from Nicola Sturgeon and a pronouncement about a meat-free diet from Alok Sharma won’t help sow the seeds of change when the developed nations have already had years to right this so-called wrong. The Paris Agreement of 2015 was supposed to be the catalyst for change but since then the financial help for developing countries has been pretty poor, many pledges have not survived. We are behind the curve and any catch-up targets will not be met. Archie Mackinnon Glasgow venues in Scotland. There are far too many people unvaccinated in Scotland, for reasons of personal choice, and that is completely unacceptable. Why should the majority face another devastating lockdown because of the selfish minority? In Germany the unvaccinated can’t get into any hospitality venue – exactly the way things should be here. If people chose not to have the vaccine then let them face the full consequences of their folly. Gordon Kennedy Perth Extra controls will not bring end of restrictions Is John Swinney’s latest threat paving the way for dealing with a surge after Cop26? Is his hint that a very recent negative test result could be used to allow entry to venues (plus any future additions) for those without a passport an admission the current policy is next to useless as infection status has nothing to do with carrying a piece of paper proving DXSC Letter of the day you are vaccinated? It is the number vaccinated which will see an end to restrictions, not an increase in authoritarian control, introduced to cover up a lacklustre vaccination programme. Graham Wyllie Greengairs, Lanarkshire NHS staff must accept the need to take jabs With regard to the ruling on nhs staff being double-jabbed, if I had to go into hospital I would very much prefer that the person looking after me had been vaccinated to avoid me and everyone else they treat potentially catching Covid. They have a choice but we don’t. I Kennedy Lanark Dog horror highlights the need for better controls everyone will have been horrified by what happened to 10-year-old Jack Lis, who was killed by a dog. When are politicians going to wake up to the fact that some ● facebook.com /ScottishDailyExpress ● twitter: @ScotExpress We’re too far behind for Cop26 efforts to make any difference Will Barack Obama’s visit to Glasgow produce real change? dogs are killers and some people should not be allowed to own one? Jean Norfolk Knottingley, Yorkshire Fireworks fools bang out of order for scaring pets Thank you to all the selfish idiots who spread Bonfire Night over seven days again. They terrorised my dog and thousands of others. It’s time to end this stupid tradition. Robert Duncan Aberdare, Rhondda A league of their own for showing FA Cup respect After watching several FA Cup games, how refreshing to see good honest football from clubs who properly respect the competition. So let’s enjoy another round of entertaining, emotive and inspiring football in round two before the primadonnas enter the fray in round three and spoil it all. Neil Johnson Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire are you sick of being preached to on climate issues? Yes No I MUST admit I’m sick of being told what to do about the environment when it comes to climate change (“Richly resourced and royals should rein in the rhetoric”, November 10). It doesn’t take a genius to work out that if we carry on burning fossil fuels, eating meat and the like then it will have a profound effect on our planet. I realise this and don’t have to be preached to about it by all and sundry. Leave people to make informed choices and I’m sure the right decisions will be made. Les Harris, Liverpool I don’t think people are sitting up and taking enough notice about what is happening to our planet. There’s no harm in being reminded by political and environmental campaigners that more needs to be done. Some of us just plod along on a day-to-day basis making sure we have enough money to pay bills, food and heating and are unlikely to pay enough attention to this crucial issue. I think more preaching needs to be done, not less, otherwise there won’t be a planet left. Mick Smith, Stoke-on-Trent TODAY: Thursday November 11, 2021 On this day 41 years ago (1980) We revealed how Michael Foot had defeated Denis Healey in the Labour leadership contest by 139 votes to 129. Foot was the favourite of the unions and the most Left-wing of the candidates. We said Foot’s victory was a blow for the Right of the party while Tories were said to be “jubilant” as they assumed, rightly, he would be a less formidable opponent than Healey. 56 years ago (1965) Rhodesia’s white minority government led by Ian Smith unilaterally declared independence from Britain, prompting an international dispute that would last until 1979. The UK had refused to grant full independence to its former territory unless its black majority had a share of power. 21 years ago (2000) Some 155 skiers and snowboarders perished when a funicular cable car caught fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria. The blaze was started by a fan catching fire, fuelled when pipes carrying flammable brake fluid were severed. The cable railway never reopened after the disaster and was replaced by a gondola lift. Birthdays Titanic actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 47. He’s named after the artist Leonardo Da Vinci. Ghost star Demi Moore is 59. She is an Arsenal fan. The Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci is 61. He also works behind the lens. Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart is 57. She is married to Harrison Ford. TODAY’S GIGGLE Which are the strongest days? Saturday and Sunday, the rest are weekdays.

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email: city@express.co.uk Visit City & Business pages online at www.express.co.uk/city Tel: 020 8612 7156 DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 51 City&Business SToCK MARKET FTSE 100 7340.1 +66.1 FTSE 250 23433.2 +66.1 FTSE All SHARE 4187.6 +32.2 Shares Traded 3997.8 million PoPUlAR SHARES oN THE RISE Abrdn 262½ +5 AstraZeneca 9384 +95 Aviva 405½ +10½ BAE Systems 570 +2¼ Barclays 192¾ +2¾ BP 347¾ +3¼ BT Group 165¼ +2½ GlaxoSmithKline 1590¼ +30½ HSBC Holdings 431¼ +1½ lloyds Banking Group 49¼ +1 Marks & Spencer Group 226½ +32 National Grid 964¾ +22 Natwest Group 215¼ +1¼ Rolls-Royce Holdings 147¼ +¼ Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 1684½ +2¼ Sainsbury (J) 293½ +4 Tesco 285 +6½ Unilever 3918 +10½ Vodafone Group 112¼ +½ whitbread 3338 +23 PoPUlAR SHARES UNCHANGED Centrica 63¾ PoPUlAR SHARES oN THE SlIDE Int Consolidated Airlines 173½ -¼ Royal Mail 424 -2 woRlD MARKETS wAll STREET 36,079.9 ▼ -240.0 ToKYo 29106.8 -178.7 HoNG KoNG 24996.1 +183.0 GERMANY 16067.8 +27.4 FRANCE 7045.2 +1.9 STERlING VAlUE Dollar 1.343 -0.013 Yen 153.013 -0.052 Euro 1.168 -0.001 DollAR VAlUE Dollar/Yen 113.964 +1.0828 Dollar/Euro 0.870 +0.0078 CoMMoDITIES GolD($) 1851.60 KRUGERRAND(£) 1374.28 SIlVER(pence) 1839.18 BRENT CRUDE($) 83.00 ToURIST’S PoUND Australia Canada China Czech Rep. Denmark Eurozone Hong Kong Hungary Israel Japan Mexico New Zealand Norway Poland Russia Saudi Arabia South Africa Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey United States AT A GlANCE oTHER INDICAToRS Base rate 0.10% Halifax mortgage rate 3.99% Retail Price Index +4.9% (CPI +3.1%) House price Index +10.6% Unemployment 1,510,000 1.78 dollar 1.63 dollar 8.03 renminbi 27.46 koruna 8.27 krone 1.15 euro 9.92 dollar 392.07 forint 3.95 shekel 145.64 yen 25.88 peso 1.83 dollar 11.06 krone 5.07 zloty 88.74 ruble 4.81 riyal 19.57 rand 11.09 krona 1.19 franc 41.71 baht 12.36 lira 1.33 dollar Asos sets cap at £7bn sales ASOS is looking to double the size of its US and European businesses as part of plans to bolster annual sales to £7billion inside four years. The online fashion pioneer has annual revenues of around £4billion and it is looking to boost it by up to 20 per cent per annum over the next four years. It is also targeting profit-margin expansion in all its territories. Asos believes that having invested heavily in upgrading and modernising its systems and logistics infrastructure, it can double its European and US sales. It will ramp up marketing spending in those territories, as well as manage more operations locally. Other factors that will determine if Asos hits its £7billion revenue target and achieves desired margins are how it is able to increase its own-brand sales – and the planned expansion of its business fulfilling orders for partners. At the moment, the firm believes that partner fulfilment can swell to account for five per cent of its revenues. Longer term, it thinks that it can hit 25 per cent. Asos chief financial officer Mat Dunn said: “Today we are setting Older drinkers avoiding Spoons JD Wetherspoon’s first quarter sales are down 8.9 per cent on pre-pandemic levels due to its older patrons staying away. The pub chain said that bar sales were 9.6 per cent lower, food was down 8.1 per cent and slot machine takings had fallen by 12.3 per cent. Revenues from its hotels arm 52 Week Company CloSe +/- high loW 3i group .....................................1365½ +16½ 1383½ 1045 a.B. Foods .....................................2058 +51 2494 1727 admiral group ............................2920 +19 3688 2798 anglo american.....................2736½ +7 3444 2084½ antofagasta .................................1421 +25½ 1925 1097 ashtead group ...........................6302 +42 6386 3133 astraZeneca .................................9384 +95 9443 6794 auto Trader ................................ 620¼ +12¾ 660¾ 539¾ avast .............................................. 561¼ -3¾ 5656 420 aveva group ...............................3384 -126 4220 3107 aviva .............................................. 405½ +10½ 426¼ 305½ B&m europ Value Ret ............ 643¾ +19¼ 645¼ 461½ Bae Systems ................................570# +2¼ 599½ 462 Barclays ........................................ 192¾ +2¾ 202¾ 132¼ Barratt Development ............ 662½ +12½ 794¾ 583½ Berkeley grp hldgs ..................4324 +93 5372¾ 4169 Bhp Billiton ..................................1901 +6½ 2375½ 1621½ Bp .................................................... 347¾ +3¼ 363½ 237 British amer.Tob .................2580½# +35 2924 2485½ British land ................................ 510¾ +4¾ 544¾ 429¾ BT group ..................................... 165¼ +2½ 205½ 116¾ Bunzl................................................2746 +25 2773 2150 Burberry group ..........................1967 -20 2264 1590 Coca-Cola hBC ...........................2580 +10 2784 2137 Compass group .........................1594 +13½ 1646 1310½ CRh ..................................................3755 +23 3921 2937 Croda international ..................9658 +46 9712 5860 DCC ..................................................6142 +100 6614 5178 Diageo ............................................3766 +25 3780½ 2812½ DS Smith .......................................... 382 +3½ 462¼ 321 entain ..............................................1964 -8 2377 960½ evraz .............................................. 610¼ -1 698¼ 370 experian group ..........................3475 +26 3480 2273 Ferguson ................................. 11535# +105 11535 7970 Flutter entert. ...........................12510 +50 16915 11860 Fresnillo ........................................ 959¼ +32¾ 1249 745¼ glaxoSmithkline ....................1590¼ +30½ 1590¼ 1190¾ glencore ...................................... 355¼ 392½ 187½ halma..............................................3027 +6 3137 2194 CLEAR FOCUS: CFO Mat Dunn By Geoff Ho out the detail behind our plan to significantly increase Asos’ sales and profitability across the medium and longer-term. “Asos has a clear focus on meeting the needs of our consumers, and we have created a winning offer underpinned by our best-in-class customer experience. “Our plan will ensure that we fully leverage our strong, scalable global platform to deliver our ambitions.” However Laura Hoy, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Although the growth targets are ambitious, it’s hard to get excited about online retailers these days. “Asos have enjoyed goldilocks conditions over the past 18 months and a return to normalcy means higher return rates and less incentive to shop online. “Add that to supply chain woes and it’s a recipe for near-term volatility.” Asos currently has profit margins of 4.9 per cent but believes that its growth plans will help that hit 8 per cent. were the only ray of light for JD Wetherspoon, up 11.5 per cent. Chairman Tim Martin said: “A material proportion of our trade comes from older customers, some of whom have visited pubs less frequently in recent times.” He said improved trade would depend on “the outlook for the Covid-19 virus”. ++ The FTSe 100 The FTSe 100 The FTSe 100 ++ 52 Week Company CloSe +/- high loW hargreaves lansdown ............1536 +31 1788 1399 hikma .............................................2378 -14 2690 2193 hSBC holdings ......................... 431¼ +1½ 455½ 359¾ imperial Brands ......................1548½ +18 1674 1333 informa......................................... 540½ +9½ 598½ 475¼ interContinental htl .................5154 -66 5336 4472 intermediate Cap.grp .............2310 +38 2340 1525 intertek group ............................5182 +24 6246 4775 intl Consolidated airlines .... 173½ -¼ 217¾ 137 iTV ................................................... 125¾ +16½ 132½ 88½ John David group ................1150½ +34 1151 731½ Johnson matthey ......................2763 +37 3300 2224 kingfisher ..................................340¼# +9¾ 376½ 260¼ land Securities ......................... 706¼ +9¼ 750½ 607 legal & general ........................ 293½ +4½ 296½ 231½ lloyds Banking grp...................49¼ +1 51 32¼ london Stock ex........................7108 +62 9910 6914 m&g ............................................... 197¼ +1¼ 248½ 175 meggitt ........................................ 745½ 839¼ 375¼ melrose ............................................ 168 +2¾ 190¾ 128¾ mondi .............................................1837 +12 2068 1658 national grid ............................. 964¾ +22 979 806½ ITV proves a hit with advertisers ESSENTIAL VIEWING: I’m A Celebrity and Hell’s Kitchen USA, inset ITV says that the surging advertising market has helped send its revenues for the nine months to the end of September up 28 per cent to £2.4 billion. The broadcaster says its total revenues are up 8 per cent on pre-pandemic levels. Its advertising income was 30 per cent higher versus the same period in 2019 at £1.4billion, and it expects it to grow 24 per cent for the year, which is a record for the company. Additionally, ITV saw revenues from its studios business rise 32 per cent to £1.2 billion. Including advertising income, revenue from its media and entertainment arm was 26 per cent higher at £1.6 billion. Chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “By any standards, ITV has had an outstanding nine months.” She added that ITV’s online viewing was up 39 per cent, helping to boost its internet advertising revenues 54 per cent. Just Eat’s break up on menu Food delivery app Just Eat Takeaway is facing calls from Cat Rock Capital Management, its second-biggest shareholder, to sell its US arm Grubhub. Cat Rock says Just Eat should offload either part or the whole of Grubhub, or merge it with one of its 52 Week Company CloSe +/- high loW natWest group ........................ 215¼ +1¼ 234¼ 141¾ next .................................................8262 +246 8394 6386 ocado .........................................1763½ +22 2883 1565½ pearson ........................................ 634½ +21¾ 869½ 587½ pershing Square hold .............2990 +5 3025 2210 persimmon ...................................2703 +53 3238 2463 phoenix group ......................... 658½ +9½ 786¼ 623½ polymetal intl. .............................1449 +42 1841½ 1228 prudential .................................1498½ +18½ 1585½ 1169½ Reckitt Benckiser .......................6207 +82 7080 5391 RelX .................................................2360 +22 2365 1692½ Rentokil initial ........................... 615¾ +7½ 615¾ 464½ Rightmove .................................. 697¼ -2¾ 746¾ 555¾ Rio Tinto .........................................4445 +4½ 6658 4399½ Rolls-Royce group .................. 147¼ +¼ 149 87 Royal mail ...................................... 424 -2 606½ 268¾ Ryl Dutch Shell ‘a’ ..................1681¼ +4¼ 1786 1165¾ Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’..................1684½ +2¼ 1801½ 1115 Sage group ................................ 742½ +7¼ 756½ 558½ Sainsbury (J).............................. 293½ +4 340 202¼ Schroders ......................................3720 +88 3871 2975 Scottish mortgage................1505½ -9½ 1543½ 1007 SegRo.........................................1331½ +7 1338½ 871¼ Severn Trent .................................2781 +56 2915 2168 Smith & nephew ...................1330½ 1668½ 1243½ Smiths group ...........................1452# +48½ 1661 1355½ Smurfit kappa ............................3858 -33 4305 3116 Spirax-Sarco ........................... 16275# -75 16600 10710 SSe ....................................................1659 +44 1682 1301½ St James’s place ......................1584½ -½ 1692 1019½ Standard Chartered ............... 451¾ +3¼ 521½ 410 Standard life ............................. 262½ +5 331 245½ Taylor Wimpey ............................158# +4 191¾ 145½ Tesco................................................285# +6½ 287½ 218¼ Unilever .......................................3918# +10½ 4797 3733 United Utilities ............................1067 +19½ 1088½ 859¼ Vodafone group ...................... 112¼ +½ 142½ 107 Whitbread .....................................3338 +23 3595 2683 Wpp group...................................1107 +12 1108¾ 724½ Pictures: ITV US competitors. The shareholder also argued Just Eat should focus on its Europe operations and expand into same-day delivery for retailers. Cat Rock believes the two delivery apps on either side of the pond would command higher valuations if they were separated. Market report ITV was the ratings winner among FTSE 100 shares yesterday, after its bullish third quarter results helped power it 15.1 per cent higher to 125.9p per share. The broadcaster was top of the large cap leaderboard, followed by education group Pearson, which rose by 3.6 per cent to 634.6p. However, the biggest gain posted by a main market share came from Halfords. It finished 19.8 per cent higher at 333.8p. Shares at the car parts and bikes retailer shot up after it said supply chain problems were easing, reporting strong profits and revenue growth. The biggest faller of the day was education services group RM, which dropped 10.1 per cent to 195p, followed by pub chain JD Wetherspoon, down 7.2 per cent. The FTSE returned to winning ways yesterday, up 0.9 per cent to 7,340.2, while the FTSE 250 gained 0.3 per cent to close at 23,433.3. The FTSE All Share advanced 0.8 per cent to 4,187.6.

52 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 + BG + Barclays + BT + Centrica + Dixons Carphone + First Group + HSBC + Kingfisher + Marks & Spencer + Next + Prudential + Rolls-Royce + Sainsburys + Tesco + Unilever + Vodafone + Whitbread + WPP 52 WEEK CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW Aerospace & Defence Avon Rubber ............1910 +5 4625 1763 Babcock International. . . . . .321¾ -1 380¼ 199 BAE Systems ............570# +2¼ 599½ 462 Chemring Group ..........296½ +½ 338 249 Meggitt .................745½ 839¼ 375¼ QinetiQ Group ............270 -¼ 356 264 Rolls-Royce Group ........147¼ +¼ 149 87 Senior ...................145 -2¼ 181 56¼ Ultra Electronics ..........3200 -20 3370 1856 Alternative Energy Porvair ...................680 +31 694 510 Banks Barclays ................192¾ +2¾ 202¾ 132¼ Bco Santander ............275 -3¾ 300½ 206 Close Brothers ..........1408# +5 1685 1286 CYBG ...................171 -½ 215½ 126 HSBC Holdings ..........431¼ +1½ 455½ 359¾ Investec ..................350 +1 361¼ 171¾ Lloyds Banking Grp ........49¼ +1 51 32¼ Metro Bank ..............128¾ +½ 150 82½ NatWest Group ..........215¼ +1¼ 234¼ 141¾ Standard Chartered .......451¾ +3¼ 521½ 410 Beverages Barr (AG) ................496 +3 582 469½ Britvic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .897½ +11 1006 745 Coca-Cola HBC ..........2580 +10 2784 2137 Diageo ..................3766 +25 3780½ 2812½ Chemicals Carclo ...................43½ +¾ 68¾ 12 Croda International ........9658 +46 9712 5860 Elementis ...............139½ +½ 161¾ 92 Johnson Matthey .........2763 +37 3300 2224 Synthomer ...............501 +3 564 406¾ Treatt ...................1160 +5 1225 610 Victrex ..................2334 -6 2706 1991 Construction & Materials Balfour Beatty ...........249½# +1½ 322¾ 228½ Clarke T. .................159 +½ 183 87¾ CRH ...................3755 +23 3921 2937 Dialight ..................353 -2 380 238 Galliford Try .............193¾ -3½ 206¼ 81¼ Gleeson (MJ) ............800# -4 900 626 Keller Group ..............924 +14 1028 569 Kier Group ...............107 -½ 133 51½ Kingspan Grp ...........8332½ -273¾ 8957¼ 4530 Marshalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 731# -1 845 628 Morgan Sindall ...........2260 -25 2685 1338 Severfield-Rowen ..........71½ -½ 82½ 60 Smart (J) & Co. ..........128½ 131½ 111½ Tyman ...................380 +5 507 277½ Electricity Drax Group ..............541½ +1½ 560½ 306¾ SSE ....................1659 +44 1682 1301½ Electronic & Electrical Equipment Acal ....................1012 +15 1262 560 Halma ..................3027 +6 3137 2194 Morgan Crucible ..........357# -8 412½ 275 Oxford Instruments ........2255 -50 2680 1730 Renishaw ..............5145# -20 6900 4368 Spectris ................3751# -14 4083 2649 TT Electronics ............248½ +1 290 198 XP Power ...............5240 +30 5700 4140 Equity investment instruments Aberdeen All Asia ..........750 820 670 Aberdeen Asian Sml .....1467½ +2½ 1485 1015 Aberforth Smll.Co. ........1494 -8 1612 1020 Acorn Income ...........367½ Advance Devlpg Fund ......700 +13 752½ 627½ Albion Tech.& Gen. VCT ..... 75 77 64 Albion VCT ...............54½ 70 52 Alliance Trust ............1070 +2 1078 868 Artemis Alpha ............425½ -2 458 341 Aurora Inv.Tst. ............226 +4 245 188 AVI Global Tst ...........1096 1103 783 Baillie Gifford Japan .......1016 -8 1132 969 Baillie Gifford Shin Nip ......241 +1 270 218½ Bankers Inv.Tst .........119¾# +¾ 120¼ 104 Baronsmead VCT.2 ......... 77 81½ 67½ BH Macro GBP. . . . . . . . . . . 3640 -60 3750 3240 Biotech Growth Trust ......1230 -2 1736 1152 BlackRock Mining ..........553 +3 691 432½ Blue Planet Intl Tst .......... 23 -1 30½ 21 BlueCrest AllBlue .........270 278 214 Bluehone AiM VCT2 .......36# 36½ 29½ British Assets Tst .........100½ +2 102½ 89 Brunner Inv.Tst ..........1100# +2½ 1115 814 Caledonia Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . 3770 -10 3875 2630 City Natural Res.Yld ......159¾# +2½ 179¾ 91 City Of London ..........392½# +2½ 402½ 348½ Dunedin Ent.IT. ..........484# +4 495 315 Dunedin Income ..........328# +5 334 273 Edin Wwide Inv ...........326 -1 423 288 Edin.Drgn.Tst. .............524 +4 592 474 Edin.Inv.Tst. .............624# +5 643 507 Edin.US Tracker ..........289½ +1½ 292½ 228½ Elderstreet VCT ...........50¼ 53 40½ Electra Private Eq. ......... 93c -6 670 91 European Ass Tst. . . . . . . . .143¾ -1½ 150½ 105 F&C Cap&Inc .............326 -½ 339 274 F&C Inv Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929 +10 932 740 F&C Smaller Cos ..........174 +1 174½ 130¼ F&C US Smaller Companies 1500 -5 1512¾ 1060 52 WEEK CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW Fidelity Asian ............489# +2 506 361 Fidelity European .........336½ +½ 340½ 263½ Fidelity Japanese ..........253 +½ 261 203½ Fidelity Special ............306 +3 310½ 211 Finsbury Gwth&In .........903# +7 923 837 Foresight Tech.VCT ......... 72 73 57½ Gartmore Euro. ...........1670 -2½ 1683 1295 Genesis E.M.F. ............855 +2 948 817 Graphite Ent .............1274 -4 1290 880 Hansa Tst ‘A’ ............217# -1 236 171 Hansa Tst Plc ............214# 242 167 Henderson Euro.Tst ......1550# +7½ 1560 1310 Henderson Far Est ........299# +1½ 343 288 Henderson High Inc .......168¾ +¾ 183½ 138 Henderson Opp Tst ......1377½ -12½ 1602½ 943 Herald Inv.Tst. ...........2470 +30 2630 1868 HGCapital Tst. ............419 +10 420 295½ HSBC Infrastructure .......170¾ +2 179½ 160 Impax Env.Mkt ............555 +4 559 409 Int.Biotech.Tst .............747 -5 858 688½ International Public .......169½# +1¼ 176½ 160½ Invesco Asia .............361# 420 313 Invesco Perp UK ..........601 +1 660 443 JPM American ............742 +2 751 553 JPM Asian ..............454# +3 544 406½ JPM Claverhouse .........764# +8 768 584 JPM Elect Man Gwth ......1100 -10 1111½ 875 JPM Emerg Mkt .........134¾# +½ 151¾ 121 JPM Euro Sml Co .........562 -7 582 433 JPM Global Emerging ......147 +2 158½ 125½ JPM Indian ...............839 -2 852 623 JPM Japanese ............685 -2 739 592 JPM Mid Cap ...........1315# 1565 1005 JPM Overseas IT ..........470 +6 475 377 JPM Smaller Co ..........385# -1 472½ 284 JPM US Sml Co ...........455 +1½ 455¼ 345 Jupiter Euro. .............876# -10 891 681 JZ Capital Partners ........118 127½ 70 Keystone Inv.Tst ...........337 +3 363 270 Law Debenture ............784 +9 808 567 Lowland Invest Co ........1310 +5 1425 1030 Majedie Inv. .............239½ -3½ 252½ 204 Manchester&Lon. ..........590 -2 670 532 Martin Currie Prtflo Tst ......432 +3 433½ 349 Matrix Inc & Gwth 4 ........95½ 96½ 61½ Maven Income And Growth VCT 43½# 44½ 39 Mercantile Inv Tst .........272½ +2½ 291 215½ Merchants Tst ............548# +6 557 396 Mid Wynd Int. ............832# +2 836 682 Midas Inc&Gwth Tst ........189 +¼ 195 149 Monks Inv.Tst. ...........1426 1484 1230 Montanaro Euro Tst ........206 -3½ 215 143½ Montanaro Uk ...........163½# -1½ 182½ 122 Murray Inc.Tst. ............913 +8 952 794 Murray Int.Tst ...........1140# +10 1230 1000 New India ................638 -1 660 466 New Star Inv.Tst ..........145# 145 115 North Atl.Smlr.Tst .........4880 4980 3010 Northern 2 VCT ...........63½ 70½ 49½ Northern Venture ..........69¼ 77¾ 55½ Oxford Tech 2 VCT ........27½ 27½ 20 Oxford Tech VCT ..........27½ 29 27 Pacific Assets .............365 +4 369½ 285 Pacific Horizon ............926 +10 937 658 Pantheon Int. ............317½ +3½ 326 228½ Pershing Square Hold .....2990 +5 3025 2210 Polar Cap.Tech ..........2640 -10 2678 2085 RCM Technology Trust ....355½ +2½ 357 246 RIT Capital Partners. . . . . . . 2680 -5 2724½ 1920 Ruffer Investment ..........305 +2 308 237 Schroder Asia .............603 +6 683 564 Schroder Inc. ............307½ +1 319½ 256 Schroder Japan .........219½# -1 231 183 Schroder UK ..............235 +2 255 207 Schroder UK M&S .........700 +8 796 538 Scottish American .........525 -1 532½ 435 Scottish Inv.Tst ............839 +9 843 688 Scottish Mortgage .......1505½ -9½ 1543½ 1007 Shires Inc. ................266 +2 287½ 219 Shires Smlr.Co ............363 399 278 Small Comp Div.Tst .......219½ -1½ 240 129¾ SPARK VCT ............... 21 23 19 Standard Life Equity ........348 +3 382 271 Standard Life UK Sml ......736 -2 784 562 SVM UK Emerging ........110½ 115½ 77 Temple Bar ..............1102 +14 1172 827 Templeton Emrg. ..........185 +1¼ 214½ 173¼ The European Inv.Tst .....160½ -2¾ 169½ 131½ Throgmorton Tst ...........978 -8 1042 662 TR Euro.Growth .........1490# +5 1535 1015 TR Prop. IT ..............496½ -½ 510 364 Troy Inc & Growth Trust ....79¾ +½ 80 68½ Value & Income ...........238 +2½ 240¾ 176½ Witan Inv Trust ............255 +½ 256 204 Witan Pacific .............404# +7½ 640 364½ Wwide Healthcare ........3750 +15 3960 3515 Financial Services 3i Group ...............1365½ +16½ 1383½ 1045 3i Infrastructure ............336 +2 337½ 286 Ashmore Group ..........312# +7¾ 479½ 300 Brewin Dolphin ............377 -1½ 406 270 Charles Stanley ..........512½ 515 250 City Of London Group ......67½ 90½ 65 Guinness Peat Group .....67¾# +¾ 79¾ 56 Hargreaves Lansdown .....1536 +31 1788 1399 IG Group .................789 +6 952½ 750 Intermediate Cap.Grp .....2310 +38 2340 1525 The service is provided for general information only and is not intended to address individual requirements. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making investment decisions. Reasonable care will be taken in ensuring the accuracy of the information provided but it may include errors, omissions or inaccuracies. DX1ST SHARES AT A GLANCE 52 WEEK CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW International Pers Fin ......140½ -2½ 155½ 70 IP Group ................119½ +¾ 155¼ 80 Jupiter Fund Man. ........264½ +4¾ 306½ 235¼ Liontrust Asset Man .......2155 -5 2485 1185 London Stock Ex. .........7108 +62 9910 6914 Lonfin ...................38½ 41½ 32 M&G ...................197¼ +1¼ 248½ 175 Man Group ..............235¾ +4¾ 242½ 116¼ Paragon Group ...........537½ +3½ 570 372½ Provident Financial ........353½ -2½ 368½ 184 Rathbone Brothers ........1992 -6 2065 1454 S & U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2910# 2950 1740 Schroders ...............3720 +88 3871 2975 Schroders NV ............2475 -20 2735 1994 St James’s Place ........1584½ -½ 1692 1019½ Standard Life ............262½ +5 331 245½ Tullett Prebon ............140½ +4¼ 262½ 136¼ Walker Crips Group ........29½ 36½ 25½ Fixed Line Telecommunications BT Group ...............165¼ +2½ 205½ 116¾ Telecom Plus ............1328 +16 1494 1010 Food & Drug Retailers Greggs .................3077 -23 3192 1657 Ocado .................1763½ +22 2883 1565½ Sainsbury (J) ............293½ +4 340 202¼ Tesco ..................285# +6½ 287½ 218¼ Food Producers A.B. Foods ..............2058 +51 2494 1727 Anglo-Eastern .............745 +15 772 510 Carr’s Milling .............141½ -1¾ 167½ 108¾ Cranswick ...............3524 +58 4148 3348 Devro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 -1 227½ 146½ Glanbia ................1197¾ +12¾ 1304¾ 770 Greencore Group ..........136 +2½ 170¾ 106 Kerry Grp ‘A’ Shs .......9825½# -231 11070¼ 8580¾ Premier Foods ............109 +½ 122¼ 86 REA Holdings .............. 95 -4 103 50 Tate & Lyle ...............685 +17¼ 815¾ 637¾ Unilever ................3918# +10½ 4797 3733 Gas, Water & Multiutilities Centrica ..................63¾ 64½ 41½ National Grid .............964¾ +22 979 806½ Pennon Group ...........1194 +10 1718¼ 1129 Severn Trent .............2781 +56 2915 2168 United Utilities ............1067 +19½ 1088½ 859¼ General industrials Bunzl ...................2746 +25 2773 2150 DS Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382 +3½ 462¼ 321 Goodwin ................3650 -100 3935 2790 Melrose ..................168 +2¾ 190¾ 128¾ Mondi ..................1837 +12 2068 1658 Smiths Group ...........1452# +48½ 1661 1355½ Smurfit Kappa ............3858 -33 4305 3116 General Retailers Auto Trader ..............620¼ +12¾ 660¾ 539¾ B&M Europ Value Ret .....643¾ +19¼ 645¼ 461½ Caffyns ..................500 538 270 Dignity ...................720 +10 940 511 Dixons Carphone ..........137 +2 159¼ 101¾ Dunelm ................1351# +25 1551 1141 Findel ...................259 +2 315 237 Halfords Group ...........333¾ +55¼ 435 230½ Howden Joinery .........920½# +½ 975½ 619 John David Group .......1150½ +34 1151 731½ Kingfisher ..............340¼# +9¾ 376½ 260¼ Lookers ..................61¾ -¼ 72½ 21 Marks & Spencer .........226½ +32 235½ 120½ Next ....................8262 +246 8394 6386 Pendragon ................ 19 -¼ 21 10½ Pets At Home ............473½ 519 369 RM Group ................195 -22 255 164 Sports Direct .............677½ +6 701½ 421¾ Ted Baker ...............136¾ +¼ 212½ 94 Topps Tiles ...............61¾ 75½ 44¼ Travis Perkins ...........1554½ +34 1830 1245 52 WEEK CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW WH Smith ...............1615 -11 2016 1353 Health Care Equipment & Services Flying Brands ..............6¾ -¼ 15 5½ Mediclinic Intnl ...........339½ Smith & Nephew ........1330½ +½ 346½ 269½ 1668½ 1243½ Household Goods & Home Construction Barratt Development ......662½ +12½ 794¾ 583½ Bellway .................3187 +19 3712 2718 Berkeley Grp Hldgs .......4324 +93 5372¾ 4169 Bovis Homes ..........1134½# +5½ 1346½ 744 Colefax Group ............645 675 415 Headlam Group ..........460# -3 536 287 Mcbride ................... 69 +1 94½ 61 Persimmon ..............2703 +53 3238 2463 Reckitt Benckiser .........6207 +82 7080 5391 Redrow ................623½# +2¼ 718¾ 493¼ Taylor Wimpey ...........158# +4 191¾ 145½ industrial Engineering Castings .................360 -2 420 330 Hill & Smith ..............1816 +20 1902 1256 IMI .....................1768 -10 1827 1065 Northgate ................403 -6½ 443 212 Rotork ..................360½ -4½ 376½ 289¾ Slingsby H.C ..............190 270 190 Spirax-Sarco ...........16275# -75 16600 10710 Vesuvius .................471 +3¼ 590 449½ Vitec Group ..............1430 -30 1615 728 Weir Group ..............1789 -6 2107 1600½ Xaar .....................168 +1 258½ 113 industrial Metals & Mining Bodycote ................829½ -6 984½ 687½ Evraz ...................610¼ -1 698¼ 370 Ferrexpo ................292¼ +4½ 501 191½ industrial Transportation Braemar Shipping Serv .....248 -½ 310 135 Clarkson ................3870 -50 4180 2265 Fisher (J) & Sons .........403½ +7½ 1270 395¼ John Menzies .............303 +4½ 353 138 Ocean Wilsons ............945 -15 1135 657½ Royal Mail ...............424 -2 606½ 268¾ Stobart Group .............13½ -½ 37¾ 12 Wincanton ................367 -8 470 235 Leisure Goods Games Workshop ........9650 -10 12220 9135 Photo-Me Intl. .............. 62 -1¼ 78¾ 43¾ Life insurance Aviva ...................405½ +10½ 426¼ 305½ Chesnara ...............288½ +2 314 261 Legal & General ..........293½ +4½ 296½ 231½ Phoenix Group ...........658½ +9½ 786¼ 623½ Prudential ..............1498½ +18½ 1585½ 1169½ Media 4imprint Group ...........2945 3170 2205 Bloomsbury Publish. ......366# -2 401 245 Daily Mail & Gen .........1132 +2 1146 678 Future ..................3350 -4 3910 1634 Informa .................540½ +9½ 598½ 475¼ ITE Group ...............110½ -4½ 152 81 ITV .....................125¾ +16½ 132½ 88½ Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634½ +21¾ 869½ 587½ Quarto Group ............102½ -4 106½ 46½ Reach ...................333 +6 420 129 RELX ...................2360 +22 2365 1692½ STV Group ...............346 -4 377½ 264 Wilmington Group ........229# -3 240 136 WPP Group .............1107 +12 1108¾ 724½ Mining Anglo American .........2736½ +7 3444 2084½ Anglo Pacific ............127¼# -2 160 99¾ Antofagasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1421 +25½ 1925 1097 BHP Billiton ..............1901 +6½ 2375½ 1621½ Centamin Egypt ...........99¾ +5½ 134¾ Fresnillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .959¼ +32¾ 89¾ 1249 745¼ Gem Diamonds ............ 53 -1 78½ 36¼ Glencore ................355¼ 392½ 187½ 52 WEEK CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW Hochschild Mining ........161¾ +5½ # Ex-dividend * Ex-rights a Ex-All c Ex-capitalisation † Shares suspended 254 130¼ Kenmare Res. ............403 -3 466 285 London & Ass.Prop ......... 15 18½ 7½ Petra Diamonds ............1½ 2¼ 1¼ Petropavlovsk .............23¾ +1¾ 33¾ 19 Polymetal Intl. ............1449 +42 1841½ 1228 Rio Tinto ................4445 +4½ 6658 4399½ Mobile Telecommunications Vodafone Group ..........112¼ +½ 142½ 107 Nonequity investment instruments Oryx Int.Gwth. ............1665 -10 1940 1100 Rights &Iss.Inc ...........2595 -5 2750 1857½ Nonlife insurance Admiral Group ...........2920 +19 3688 2798 Beazley Group ...........406¾ +6¾ 423 294½ Direct Line Insurance .......282 +6 338 275½ Hiscox ..................815½ +22½ 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Racing IRELAND DRUGS BUST By David Yates whistle blOWer: Jim Bolger claimed drugs is a major problem Chelmsford RACINGTV 4.30 BETFRED NURSERY 2YO £2,322 (Class 6) 1m 2f (7 declared) 1 (2) L6351 DASHING TO YOU (80) W Stone 9-11.......................H Doyle 62 2 (1) 0872 JACKS PROFIT (63) (T) P Evans 9-10................ D Keenan 66 3 (3) 805 FEARLESS BAY (13) (F) E Dunlop 9-10................ M Harley ★68 4 (6) 7773L ● UNDER OATH (13) A Balding 9-7........................C Fallon 65 5 (7) L0L JALEA DREAM (37) D P Quinn 8-12....................... L Morris 60 6 (4) 9075 NIAMH AND OONAGH (13) D P Quinn 8-8...........J Haynes 62 7 (5) LLL EURYTHMIC (23) T Kent 8-8...........................L Williams(7) 49 BLINKERS: No. 7 VISOR: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: No. 5. SP FORECAST: Evens Dashing To You, 3 Jacks Profit, 6 Fearless Bay, 10 Under Oath, 14 Niamh And Oonagh, 16 Eurythmic, 25 Jalea Dream. 5.00 INJURED JOCKEY FUND NURSERY 2YO £2,322 (6) 1m (8) 1 (6) 59755 ● EIGHT OF DIAMONDS (28) S P C Woods 9-11..T Marquand 60 2 (1) 7995 MCQUEEN (31) (F) H Spiller 9-7..........................S Donohoe ★65 3 (4) L90 IVY ROSIE (14) R Ingram 9-6................................. W Carson 58 4 (2) 547234 MIDGETONAMISSION (9) (T) P Evans 9-6........ D Probert 60 5 (7) 532430 PETAL POWER (8) M Channon 9-2....................S De Sousa 61 6 (5) 89060 WHO’S UR DANDY (17) (T) M Walford 8-13..... D Costello 57 7 (3) 845L07 BIRKIE GIRL (13) J S Moore 8-12....... Laura Coughlan(5) 62 8 (8) L76L6 LADYMAC (13) M Appleby 8-12.......................... G Rooke(3) 49 BLINKERS: No. 7 TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 HOOD: No. 1. SP FORECAST: 2 Midgetonamission, 4 Eight Of Diamonds, 9-2 Mcqueen, 7 Ladymac, 8 Petal Power, 10 Who’s Ur Dandy, 12 Birkie Girl, 20 Ivy Rosie. 5.30 EBF RESTRICTED NOVICE STAKES 2YO £5,400 (4) 7f (16) 1 (7) 2 ● GIN O’CLOCK (34) (F) Alice Haynes 9-5...S De Sousa ★91 2 (8) GLEN COVE D M Simcock 9-5.............................C Shepherd — 3 (16) 0 GUITAR (13) R Hannon 9-5...................T Hammer Hansen 28 4 (12) L AHWHATADAAY (14) G Boughey 9-3................A Beech(5) 49 5 (6) L BAILEYS EMINENCE (36) A Murphy 9-3...............C Fallon 48 6 (14) 6 DYNAMIC TALENT (151) Darryll Holland 9-3.T Heard(5) 51 7 (1) FIVE WELLS D M Simcock 9-3..............Grace McEntee(5) — 8 (10) L0 OCTOPUS (20) K P De Foy 9-3.............................. D Probert 65 9 (3) 0 THE PROVENIST (13) G Boughey 9-3............M Crehan(3) 51 10 (11) 80 CITY OF LIFE (21) J Ferguson 9-1...................... D Muscutt 76 11 (2) 6 LILA GIRL (22) M Bell 9-0...................................Rossa Ryan 71 12 (9) 5 NIGHT TRAVELLER (22) C Banham 9-0..............J Haynes 79 13 (15) L ILONA TAMARA (23) J R Jenkins 8-12.................M Ghiani — 14 (5) MUMMA MAC H Morrison 8-12.................................R Hornby — 15 (4) 9 PHANTASY MAC (13) G Boughey 8-12.............T Marquand 65 16 (13) PRETENDING Sir M Prescott 8-12............................ L Morris — TONGUE STRAP: No. 5. SP FORECAST: 11-8 Gin O’Clock, 5 Night Traveller, 6 Lila Girl, 10 Glen Cove, 12 City Of Life, 14 Five Wells, 16 Phantasy Mac, 20 Others. IRISH racing faces a fresh drugs scandal after the seizure of a cache of banned substances on a farm in Co Kildare. A raid led by officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with officers from the Gardai and Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board also in attendance, seized a quantity of medicines – whose use on racehorses is prohibited – on Tuesday. Thoroughbreds listed as in training were at the premises, while among the individuals interviewed was a British resident whose vehicle and phone – along with the substances – were impounded. “On Tuesday, authorised officers acting on behalf of the 6.00 EBF NOVICE STAKES £5,940 (4) 7f (9) 1 (9) 5-1 ● LONE FIGHTER (15) (D) S bin Suroor 3 9-9....H Crouch 74 2 (2) 07- MAZZORBO (392) D Ivory 3 9-2..........................R Winston — 3 (5) LL NORTHERN (15) J Osborne 3 9-2............................ N Currie 37 4 (8) OLD PORT (T) P Evans 3 9-2.................................. D Keenan — 5 (1) 84 SALEYMM (17) S & E Crisford 3 9-2............... James Doyle 79 6 (7) 46- TURACO (J11) G Brown 3 9-2...................................S W Kelly — 7 (6) 45 CLOSING BELL (17) E Walker 3 8-11..................T Marquand 78 8 (4) 343 NIZAAKA (17) (F) R Varian 3 8-11............................A Atzeni ★90 9 (3) 5 YOU MISSED HER (24) P McEntee 3 8-11...Grace McEntee(5) 44 TONGUE STRAP: No. 5 HOOD: Nos. 6, 8. SP FORECAST: 5-4 Nizaaka, 9-4 Lone Fighter, 4 Saleymm, 12 Closing Bell, 14 Turaco, 20 Old Port, 50 You Missed Her, 100 Northern, Mazzorbo. 6.30 CHELMSFORD RACECOURSE HCAP 3YO £20,616 (2) 1m 6f (6) 1 (1) L15305 ROSEABAD (14) (D) (T) M Johnston 9-7...............H Doyle 102 2 (3) 830294 MARSHALL PLAN (15) J & T Gosden 9-7..... James Doyle 102 3 (6) 043-151 ● ACE ROTHSTEIN (56) (F) M Bell 9-6............D E Hogan 99 4 (4) 21-31 NAPPER TANDY (223) A Balding 9-4................ D Probert 97 5 (2) 3L6551 LIVERPOOL KNIGHT (10) (D) A King 9-0(6ex)....M Harley ★104 6 (5) 2-24211 BASCULE (23) (F) R Hughes 8-13..................... G Rooke(3) 103 TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 CHEEK PIECES: No. 2. SP FORECAST: 9-4 Liverpool Knight, 4 Napper Tandy, 9-2 Ace Rothstein, 5 Bascule, 6 Marshall Plan, 7 Roseabad. 7.00 4.30 Under Oath 5.00 Eight Of Diamonds 5.30 Gin O’Clock 6.00 Lone Fighter THE SCOUT 6.30 Ace Rothstein 7.00 Hello Me 7.30 Endured 8.00 Clipsham Tiger BETSI HANDICAP £4,347 (4) 6f (12) 1 (5) 38U214 PAPA STOUR (31) (C,D) S C Williams 6 9-9........M Ghiani 94 2 (11) 9576-2L TROPICS (29) (C&D) D Ivory 13 9-7....................R Winston ★96 3 (10) 1L95L1 COOPERATION (35) (C&D) R Cowell 3 9-7....T Marquand 94 4 (4) 672131 ● HELLO ME (31) (C&D) Joseph Parr 3 9-6...Rossa Ryan 93 5 (12) 6-114 DUSKY LORD (57) (D) R Varian 3 9-6...................A Atzeni 90 6 (8) 82L225 GREAT NEWS (33) S bin Suroor 3 9-5...............L Steward 94 7 (6) 133336 RESTLESS ENDEAVOUR (26) (D) M Appleby 4 9-4....H Doyle 91 8 (1) 877356 MUSCIKA (16) (D) (T) D O’Meara 7 9-2...............J Watson 93 9 (3) 5L4131 ARAIFJAN (19) (C&D) R Cowell 4 9-1....Grace McEntee(5) 95 10 (7) 794302 I AM A DREAMER (19) (D) C Wallis 5 9-1........ T Heard(5) 94 11 (9) 715476 DAPHNE MAY (48) A West 3 8-12............................R Havlin 93 12 (2) 42-1L95 DURDLE DOOR (22) G L Moore 3 8-9...................S W Kelly 92 VISOR: No. 8 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 6 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1. SP FORECAST: 4 Cooperation, 6 Araifjan, Hello Me, 7 Dusky Lord, 8 Others. DX1ST Banned substances seized in raid on Co Kildare farm Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine carried out an enforcement operation supported by Gardai attached to the Kildare-Laois drug unit and officers from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board,” revealed a DAFM spokesperson. “This Department-led operation involved seizure of products as part of an ongoing investigation into equine doping. “As this is an ongoing investigation, it would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this 7.30 RACING WELFARE HANDICAP £4,347 (4) 1m (12) 1 (9) L71LLL HEADINGLEY (48) (C&D) (T) D O’Meara 3 9-12...J Watson 88 2 (10) 11LL3L EXCEL POWER (69) A Watson 3 9-10......................H Doyle 87 3 (5) 0L1845 PINNATA (36) (C&D) S C Williams 7 9-10........ D Muscutt 90 4 (11) 271-4 ● ENDURED (28) (D) C Dwyer 4 9-9...............S De Sousa 86 5 (2) 449783 DUTCH DECOY (14) (C,F) (T) M Johnston 4 9-8....J Fanning 89 6 (8) 362756 ROMAN DYNASTY (12) Joseph Parr 3 9-8....... D Probert 93 7 (6) 11-5675 CARIBOU (20) D Coakley 3 9-6.........................T Marquand 89 8 (3) L14345 GIUSEPPE CASSIOLI (38) (D) W Muir & C Grassick 4 9-4 M Dwyer 92 9 (12) 551316 LAFAN (19) (C&D,F) R Hannon 3 9-3..............Rossa Ryan 90 10 (4) 964414 STARRY EYES (33) (C,D) J Chapple-Hyam 5 9-2 L Williams(7) 90 11 (1) 161LL4 DIFFIDENT SPIRIT (15) (D) T Kent 3 9-1..... James Doyle ★94 12 (7) 5-11476 WIN WIN POWER (218) (C&D) Frank Bishop 4 8-13...W Carson 92 VISOR: No. 7 TONGUE STRAP: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 6. SP FORECAST: 4 Endured, 11-2 Dutch Decoy, 6 Headingley, 7 Starry Eyes, 10 Others. 8.00 time.” The news comes after a turbulent few months for racing in Ireland amid claims by trainer Jim Bolger that the use of drugs is “the No 1 problem” in the sport. A 34-page report published two days ago by the Irish parliament’s Agriculture Committee claimed the IRHB’s anti-doping procedures to be “of the highest possible international standards” – but recommended a raft of additional measures, including the hair testing of the favourite and first five horses home in every race. CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS HERE HCAP £2,322 (6) 1m (16) 1 (16) L-67LL4 RING OF GOLD (23) (T) M & D Easterby 4 9-7 Joanna Mason(3) 67 2 (2) 008L60 ROCKET DANCER (34) (D) (T) M & D Easterby 4 9-7.. W Pyle(7) 60 3 (12) 824170 SHYJACK (55) (D) C Dunnett 6 9-7.......................K O’Neill 67 4 (11) 43246 MARIE PARADIS (31) A Murphy 3 9-5.....................H Doyle 66 5 (7) 033402 ● CLIPSHAM TIGER (6) (C&D) M Appleby 5 9-5...G Rooke(3) 66 6 (9) 154595 DISARMING (88) (C&D,F) Dr J Scargill 4 9-4...R Coakley 67 7 (14) 964438 AMAL (52) J R Jenkins 3 9-2...................................M Ghiani 66 8 (5) 8570 SWISS ROWE (23) J Butler 3 9-2....................S Cherchi(3) 61 9 (10) L37773 LAURENTIA (14) (C&D) D Ivory 5 9-1.................R Winston ★68 10 (1) L90678 JEREMIAH JOHNSON (15) S Dow 3 9-0..........J Duern(3) 61 11 (4) 048427 KODIMOOR (28) (F) (T) M Walford 8 8-13....... D Costello 65 12 (8) 8724L4 KERRERA (37) (C&D) D Ivory 8 8-12.......................L Jones 63 13 (15) 507979 DECEPTION VALLEY (12) M Channon 4 8-12...Rose Dawes(7) 50 14 (3) 9L-L8 HALA BE ZAIN (7) D Shaw 3 8-10........................... L Morris 39 15 (13) L-L5457 FORZA DEL DESTINO (7) J Gallagher 3 8-10...D Keenan 58 16 (6) 8980-67 ALL IN THE GAME (47) J S Moore 3 8-10... Josephine Gordon 59 BLINKERS: 1, 4, 15 VISOR: 11 CHEEK PIECES: 3 HOOD: 5, 14. SP FORECAST: 9-2 Clipsham Tiger, 5 Laurentia, 6 Disarming, 7 Others. TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016-21): Luke Morris 9% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): M Johnston 17% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 4.30 Eurythmic (blinkers), Jalea Dream (cheek pieces), 5.30 Baileys Eminence (tongue strap), 6.30 Marshall Plan (cheek pieces, tongue strap), 7.00 Great News (tongue strap), 8.00 Forza Del Destino (blinkers), Marie Paradis (blinkers). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 5.00 Midgetonamission. 5.30 Lila Girl. 6.00 Saleymm. 7.00 Dusky Lord(hcp). 7.30 Lafan(hcp), Starry Eyes(hcp). 8.00 Disarming(hcp). DRAW: Little effect. LONGEST TRAVELLER: Roseabad (6.30) & Dutch Decoy (7.30) 230 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 5.30 Octopus from J Tuite to K P De Foy. 6.00 Turaco from H Dunlop to G Brown, You Missed Her from S L Keightley to P McEntee. 7.00 Cooperation from K P De Foy to R Cowell. 7.30 Headingley from M Johnston to D O’Meara, Win Win Power from R Hannon to Frank Bishop. Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 55 GET ALL THE BREAKING SPORTS NEWS ONLINE express.co.uk/sport Epatante in good Nick after back op NICKY HENDERSON admits he is “going back to square one” as Epatante returns to the fray ahead of a bid to regain her Unibet Champion Hurdle crown. But the master of Seven Barrows hopes surgery to correct a recurrent back problem will help JP McManus’s mare rediscover the heights that saw her triumph at Cheltenham in 2020 — before surrendering her title to Honeysuckle last March. Henderson, who has By David Yates again inked in Newcastle on November 27 for Epatante’s reappearance, said yesterday: “She was brilliant in the Fighting Fifth last year and then it went all wonky at Kempton. We’re going back to square one but I’ve been very, very pleased with her. “She has had some surgery on her back which we felt was always going to come sooner rather than later, and it’s been done this summer.” REDHOTBOOKIEBASHER SUPERBWINNERSMONTHAFTERMONTH FROMMYWELCONECTEDCONTACTS BIGWINNINGDAY>LINEDUPTODAY Cal09061749389 Lineupdatesat 10amand4pmdaily Linesupdatedat10am&4pmdaily.Calswilcost£1.50perminuteplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccess charge.SP:Spoke.Helpdesk03332023390.BookieBashermaycontactyoubySMSwithofers-Tooptinto receivingadviceandinformationtextBBYESsendto84902(networkchargeonlyapplies) BANGOR-ON-DEE: Good to softsoft in places 12.30—YGGDRASIL (D Noonan, 11‐4 fav) 1; Ashfield Paddy (12‐1) 2; Crypto (3‐1 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 11 ran. 1 /2l, 1 3 /4l. (Nick Williams). Tote: £4.00; pl £1.40, £3.50, £1.70. exacta: £43.50. tricast: £105.72. trifecta: £239.90. CSF: £34.05. 1.00—THE GLANCING QUEEN (T Cannon, 5‐4 fav) 1; Maskada (4‐1 2nd fav) 2; Vienna Court (11‐1) 3. 8 ran. 1 3 /4l, 9 1 /2l. (A King). Tote: £2.30; pl £1.10, £1.50, £2.30. exacta: £7.60. trifecta: £35.50. CSF: £7.09. 1.30—SNOW LEOPARDESS (A Coleman, 5‐1 jt fav) 1; Windsor Avenue (12‐1) 2; Legends Gold (7‐1) 3. H’cap 14 ran. 2 3 /4l, 2 1 /2l. (C Longsdon; 5-1 jtfav Captain Tommy). Tote: £6.60; pl £2.50, £4.20, £2.70. exacta: £90.80. tricast: £433.75. trifecta: £573.20. CSF: £65.66. 2.00—SAINT SEGAL (Chester Williams, 3‐1 2nd fav) 1; Book of Secrets (7‐2) 2; Painless Potter (6‐5 fav) 3. 8 ran. 3l, 12l. (Mrs J Williams). Tote: £4.00; pl £1.30, £1.60, £1.10. exacta: £14.20. trifecta: £31.20. CSF: £14.39. Non-runner: The Bravest. 2.30—RICHMOND LAKE (B Hughes, 10‐3 2nd fav) 1; Hermes Boy (8‐13 fav) 2; Creative Control (14‐1) 3. 11 ran. 15l, 4l. (D McCain). Tote: £4.34; pl £1.50, £1.10, £2.90. exacta: £7.60. trifecta: £45.90. CSF: £6.34. 3.00—HUNTERS CALL (A Coleman, 15‐2) 1; Llandinabo Lad (3‐1 2nd fav) 2; Umbrigado (22‐1) 3. H’cap 12 ran. 9l, 7 1 /2l. (O Murphy; 13-8 fav Goobinator). Tote: £8.50; pl £2.50, £1.70, £4.30. exacta: £41.80. tricast: £489.07. trifecta: £386.80. CSF: £29.21. 3.30—BARRICHELLO (B Hughes, 13‐8 2nd fav) 1; Universal Dave (5‐6 fav) 2; The Boola Boss (8‐1) 3. 11 ran. 25l, 3 /4l. (D McCain). Tote: £2.63; pl £1.10, £1.10, £2.10. exacta: £4.10. trifecta: £16.30. CSF: £3.50. Jackpot: Not won, pool of £2,966.15 carried over. Placepot: £20.00 (Race 1) 11, 6, 8; (2) 7, 4, 8; (3) 9, 3, 12; (4) 5, 1, 4; (5) 7, 5, 2; (6) 3, 1, 2; Quadpot: £9.30 EXETER: Good to soft-good in places 12.40—TIP TOP CAT (L Harrison, 4‐1 2nd fav) 1; Terrierman (22‐1) 2; Bean In Trouble (7‐2 fav) 3. H’cap 15 ran. 3 /4l, nk. (F O’Brien). Tote: £5.40; pl £2.20, £5.80, £1.80. exacta: £111.20. tricast: £350.51. trifecta: £601.90. CSF: £93.97. Non-runners: Mistertommyshelby, Mr Washington. 1.10—JPR ONE (B J Powell, 12‐1) 1; Luttrell Lad (evens fav) 2; I Am Maximus (11‐10 2nd fav) 3; Triple Trade (25‐1) 4. 16 ran. 1 /2l, 1 /2l, RESULTS 2 3 /4l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £14.90; pl £3.10, £1.10, £1.10. exacta: £48.00. trifecta: £117.70. CSF: £27.49. Non-runner: Bees And Honey. 1.40—CASTLE ROBIN (Paul O’Brien, 4‐1 2nd fav) 1; Lord Accord (5‐2 fav) 2; Bobhopeornohope (11‐2) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 1 1 /4l, 5 1 /2l. (C Longsdon). Tote: £5.00; pl £1.70, £1.30, £2.30. exacta: £14.00. tricast: £54.67. trifecta: £55.60. CSF: £15.13. 2.10—MACK THE MAN (A Wedge, 13‐2) 1; Tulin (11‐4 2nd fav) 2; Fanfan Du Seuil (7‐4 fav) 3. H’cap 7 ran. nk, 9l. (E Williams). Tote: £7.50; pl £2.80, £1.70. exacta: £23.90. trifecta: £46.50. CSF: £23.49. 2.40—STRIKING A POSE (B J Powell, 11‐2) 1; Jay Bee Why (10‐3 2nd fav) 2; Coconut Splash (7‐2) 3. H’cap 6 ran. 1 1 /2l, 1 3 /4l. (C Tizzard; 9-4 fav Gallyhill). Tote: £6.60; pl £2.90, £2.10. exacta: £23.60. trifecta: £74.00. CSF: £23.28. 3.10—NORMANDY SOLDIER (B Godfrey, 11‐2) 1; Storm Force Ben (6‐1) 2; Creative Inerta (20‐1) 3. H’cap 9 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1 /2l. (R Mitford-Slade; 9-4 fav Heavey). Tote: £6.50; pl £1.70, £2.00, £3.40. exacta: £40.90. tricast: £612.27. trifecta: £331.90. CSF: £37.24. Non-runner: Bonanza Sam. 3.40—SHIROCCO’S DREAM (B J Powell, 9‐4 fav) 1; Mind Sunday (7‐2) 2; Doyen La Lutte (16‐1) 3. 14 ran. 3 /4l, 1l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £3.25; pl £1.40, £1.60, £4.00. exacta: £11.70. trifecta: £108.00. CSF: £10.61. Non-runners: Towtheline, Walk In My Shoes. Placepot: £63.50 (Race 1) 5, 1, 2; (2) 6, 1, 5; (3) 2, 1, 4; (4) 1, 4; (5) 5, 3; (6) 6, 7, 2; Quadpot: £32.50 KEMPTON: Standard to slow 4.30—SILVERSCAPE (J Watson, 18‐1) 1; Ward Castle (2‐1 fav) 2; Tickets (9‐1) 3. 13 ran. ns, 3 /4l. (R Teal). Tote: £22.30; pl £4.90, £1.20, £2.70. exacta: £73.90. trifecta: £546.30. CSF: £53.46. Non-runner: Croeso Cynnes. 5.00—AL HUSN (J Crowley, 2‐1 fav) 1; Yarralumla (9‐2) 2; Ammolite (12‐1) 3. 12 ran. 1 3 /4l, 2 3 /4l. (R Varian). Tote: £3.20; pl £1.10, £2.00, £3.40. exacta: £15.00. trifecta: £109.10. CSF: £11.58. Non-runner: Kerensa. 5.30—MORNING POEM (R Havlin, 10‐1) 1; Lady Clementine (6‐5 fav) 2; Tamarama (16‐5 2nd fav) 3. 11 ran. 1 /2l, 1 /2l. (J & T Gosden). Tote: £11.00; pl £2.80, £1.10, £1.20. exacta: £31.30. trifecta: £94.30. CSF: £22.80. Non-runner: Echo Chamber. 6.00—HOVER (R Hornby, 10‐1) 1; Natural Colour (4‐1 fav) 2; Motawaafeq (9‐1) 3. H’cap 14 ran. 1 3 /4l, 3 /4l. (M Meade). Tote: £11.00; pl £3.30, £1.40, £3.60. exacta: £58.60. tricast: £397.46. trifecta: £810.70. CSF: £50.85. 6.30—OBJECT (S De Sousa, 11‐8 fav) 1; Suanni (12‐1) 2; Wild Mountain (15‐8 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 8 ran. 1 /2l, 2 1 /4l. (M Meade). Tote: £2.38; pl £1.10, £2.50, £1.20. exacta: £17.40. tricast: £31.38. trifecta: £47.20. CSF: £18.78. 7.00—CANDLEFORD (T Marquand, 5‐6 fav) 1; Coltrane (17‐2) 2; Protected Guest (12‐1) 3. H’cap 6 ran. 3l, 1 /2l. (W Haggas). Tote: £1.84; pl £1.20, £2.10. exacta: £7.90. trifecta: £47.10. CSF: £8.75. 7.30—LA HULOTTE (D Probert, 10‐1) 1; Monsaraz (8‐1) 2; Sophosc (11‐4 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 13 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1 /2l. (A Balding; 5-2 fav Limited Edition). Tote: £11.00; pl £3.10, £2.90, £1.50. exacta: £98.50. tricast: £285.20. trifecta: £583.80. CSF: £83.70. Non-runner: Basic Beauty. 8.00—BEGGARMAN (T Marquand, 10‐3 jt 2nd fav) 1; First Charge (11‐4 fav) 2; Yagood (10‐3 jt 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 13 ran. 1 1 /4l, 3l. (H Morrison). Tote: £4.34; pl £1.60, £1.60, £1.70. exacta: £15.20. tricast: £32.39. trifecta: £39.80. CSF: £12.10. Placepot: £10.30 (Race 1) 6, 9, 7; (2) 3, 13, 1; (3) 9, 6, 12; (4) 4, 11, 1; (5) 2, 5, 3; (6) 6, 1; Quadpot: £3.80

56 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 1. Which Celebrity Masterchef winner won two gold medals at the Paralympics in Tokyo? 2. Who scored the goal that gave Manchester United a 1-0 Premier League win at Wolverhampton Wanderers? 3. Whose sixth century of the year gave England a big first innings lead in the Third Test against India at Headingley? 4. Who scored a second-half hat-trick as Southampton won 8-0 at Newport County in the Carabao Cup? 5. Which American tennis player won the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1962? 6. Which polo club is based at Smith’s Lawn in Windsor Great Park? 7. Which American boxer was heavyweight champion at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul? 8. Which Newcastle player was top scorer in the Premier League in the 1993-94 season? 9. Which country won all six Rugby League World Cups held between 1975 and 2000? 10. Which horse did Sam Waley-Cohen ride to victory in the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup? ANSWERS: 1 Kadeena Cox. 2 Mason Greenwood. 3 Joe Root. 4 Mohamed Elyounoussi. 5 Karen Susman. 6 The Guards Polo Club. 7 Ray Mercer. 8 Andy Cole. 9 Australia. 10 Long Run. Market Rasen RTV THE SCOUT 12.30 RAYMOND TUSK 2.10 Starsky 1.05 Moonamacaroona 2.40 Fresh New Dawn 1.40 CHILLI FILLI (nb) 3.15 Macho Mover RACING TV MAIDEN HURDLE 12.30 £4,084 (Cl 4) 2m 125yds (13 dec) 1 28-0 BRAGANZA BAY (19) H Daly 4 11 4.................. R Patrick 2 LP- GEORGE MALLORY (362) C & A Pogson 5 11 4 F Gregory(3) 3 4- HORIZON D’AINAY (226) D Skelton 4 11 4....H Skelton 4 6 KIHAVAH (16) A Keatley 4 11 4.................... K Brogan(3) 5 1/1-4 KINONDO KWETU (28) S England 5 11 4.......J England 6 MOTAHASSEN (F36) D Carroll 7 11 4...............C Bewley 7 NATCHEZ TRACE (F36) D Carroll 4 11 4.......R T Dunne 8 2 OSLO (24) F O’Brien 4 11 4................................ P Brennan 9 4 PEARL WARRIOR (25)(T) I Jardine 5 11 4.. C O’Farrell 10 1- PEEJAYBEE (263) (F) R Spencer 5 11 4..........J Bowen 11 ● RAYMOND TUSK (F32) A King 6 11 4........ T Cannon 12 L- THEOULE (206) Mrs E Bishop 5 11 4............C Gethings 13 0/0-4 THE TURFACCOUNTANT (15) C Hobson 5 11 4 Tabitha Worsley(5) TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 6, 9 HOOD: Nos. 12, 13. W-F: Oslo (115); Kinondo Kwetu (114); Pearl Warrior (113). SP FORECAST: Evens Raymond Tusk, 6 Peejaybee, 7 Pearl Warrior, 8 Horizon D’ainay, 10 Oslo, 14 Others. MARES’ NH MAIDEN HURDLE 1.05 £4,629 (4) 2m 4f 139yds (5) 1 P5-3 FAIRFIELD FERRATA (36) (F) J O’Keeffe 5 10 12 C O’Farrell 2 9/5-7 INDIAN GLORY (43) N Henderson 6 10 12 N De Boinville 3 11-U ● MOONAMACAROONA (26) A King 5 10 12..T Cannon 4 590 TANORA (13) S England 6 10 12.......................J England 5 33 DOIREANN (34) S Edmunds 4 10 11...............C Gethings W-Factor: Fairfield Ferrata (122); Doireann (99); Tanora (91). SP FORECAST: 4-6 Moonamacaroona, 3 Fairfield Ferrata, 6 Doireann, 10 Indian Glory, 50 Tanora. Taunton RTV THE SCOUT 12.55 Celestial Force 1.30 Glajou 2.02 Naizagai 2.32 Data Protection 3.05 Ebony Gale 3.35 MOLLIANA (nap) CONDS JOCKEYS’ SELLING HRDL 12.55 £2,722 (Cl 5) 2m 3f 1yds (6 dec) 1 343 ● CELESTIAL FORCE (7) (D) P Nicholls 6 11 12 L Williams(3) 2 745 AR MEST (15) R J Smith 8 11 10...........................Doubtful 3 8L3 ECLAIR DES SABLONS (14) (D) Katy Price 7 11 6 Sean Houlihan 4 701 SECRET SECRET (14) (D) G Harris 5 11 6............. C Ring 5 8P3 THE GARRISON (2) R Stephens 7 11 6... Shane Quinlan 6 8-P JUNIOR MASSINI (14) H James 6 11 0....N Brennan(3) BLINKERS: No. 2 VISOR: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 4 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 3, 6. W-Factor: Celestial Force (125); Ar Mest (124); Eclair Des Sablons (104). SP FORECAST: 8-15 Celestial Force, 3 Secret Secret, 7 Eclair Des Sablons, 14 The Garrison, 100 Junior Massini. NOVICES’ HURDLE (GBB RACE) 1.30 £5,174 (4) 2m 3f 1yds (5) 1 912 HONNEUR D’AJONC (15) Mrs J Williams 4 11 4 Chester Williams(3) 2 2-55 DON ALVARO (8) P Nicholls 5 10 12........Bryony Frost 3 3FL- ● GLAJOU (248) P Nicholls 5 10 12...............H Cobden 4 58L ROSE KAR (8) Christian Williams 5 10 12....J Tudor(3) 5 5 MAHANAKHON POWER (15) M Keighley 4 10 11 S Twiston-Davies CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 5. W-Factor: Honneur D’Ajonc (128); Don Alvaro (96); Mahanakhon Power (93). SP FORECAST: Evens Honneur D’Ajonc, 5-4 Glajou, 12 Mahanakhon Power, 14 Don Alvaro, 50 Rose Kar. Drysdale in need of one big effort GOLF David Drysdale may have his back against the wall, but the Scot is determined to come out fighting as he bids to save his European Tour card in the AVIV Dubai Championship. Heading into the final regular event of the campaign, Drysdale is sitting 123rd on the rankings with the top 122 guaranteed to safeguard their playing privileges. The 46-year-old, above, who has held some form of category for the European Tour for two decades, has been in this perilous position before. In 2014, he needed a rousing finish at the final event in Australia to keep his card and pulled a share of fourth out of the bag. Drysdale doesn’t need that big a miracle this week but the Scot is confident his past experiences can help him get the job done in the desert. “There’s no point getting nervous about it,” said Drysdale, who has played 542 European Tour events down the years and has been a runner-up four times. “You just have to be determined, get in the zone and grind something out. Some thrive under this pressure, others don’t. When my back has been against the wall down the years, I’ve managed to get myself out of it. “I’ve had a strange year. I’ve made plenty of cuts and had opportunities to wrap this all up before now, but I’ve just not had four good enough rounds. “I just need to pull the finger out because this is the last throw of the dice.” 1.40 BUD BOOTH MARES’ CHASE £17,319 (1) 2m 7f 191yds (6) 1 F61- ● CHILLI FILLI (202) (C&D) H Daly 8 11 4 R Patrick 2 L1L- MOMELLA (202) (D,T) H Fry 9 11 4...................S Bowen 3 24-7 CASABLANCA MIX (26) (C,F) N Henderson 9 11 0 N De Boinville 4 333- MIDNIGHTREFERENDUM (227) A King 8 11 0 T Cannon 5 351 ORGANDI (35) (D) R Phillips 9 11 0.................D Hiskett 6 31-1 WIN MY WINGS (178)(T) Christian Williams 8 11 0 N Scholfield TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 3. W-Factor: Chilli Filli (154); Midnightreferendum (149); Momella (148). SP FORECAST: 2 Chilli Filli, 5-2 Casablanca Mix, 6 Win My Wings, 7 Organdi, Momella, 8 Midnightreferendum. 2.10 NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE £6,263 (4) 2m 7f 191yds (5) 1 113 JIMMY THE DIGGER (64) H Daly 8 11 6......... R Patrick 2 8-33 PRESENT CHIEF (21) Jonjo O’Neill 7 11 6 K Brogan(3) 3 132 ● STARSKY (35) D Skelton 7 11 5.................. H Skelton 4 41-3 HUNNY MOON (35) F O’Brien 7 11 4.............. P Brennan 5 P6-8 TIDE TIMES (19) I Williams 7 11 0....................R T Dunne CHEEK PIECES: No. 3. W-Factor: Jimmy The Digger (132); Present Chief (128); Hunny Moon (126). SP FORECAST: 2 Starsky, 11-4 Jimmy The Digger, 7-2 Hunny Moon, 5 Present Chief, 8 Tide Times. TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016-21): Harry Skelton 23% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): D Skelton 22% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 2.10 Starsky (cheek pieces), 2.40 Mister Robbo (cheek pieces), 3.15 Envol De La Cour (tongue strap), 12.30 Theoule (hood), Motahassen (tongue strap). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 1.05 Moonamacaroona. 1.40 Midnightreferendum(hcp ch). 2.10 Jimmy The Digger(hcp ch), Present Chief(hcp ch), Starsky(hcp ch). 3.15 Envol De La Cour(hcp hdl), Steady Away(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Momella (1.40) 256 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 12.30 Theoule from M Meade to Mrs E Bishop. 1.40 Win My Wings from C Williams to Christian Williams. 3.15 Simply Loveleh from D Skelton to Paula Smith. 2.02 NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE £5,228 (4) 2m 2f 40yds (5) 1 11L ADMIRAL’S SUNSET (59) D Weston 8 11 12...Page Fuller 2 2F-3 CASPERS COURT (23) K Woollacott 7 11 6.. T Scudamore 3 524 ● NAIZAGAI (25) F O’Brien 4 11 3............... M Kendrick 4 256 HERONORD (45) E Williams 4 11 2....................C Ring(3) 5 232 CATCH THE CUBAN (18) C Tizzard 5 11 0....B J Powell TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 5 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 3, 5. W-Factor: Catch The Cuban (119); Naizagai (118); Caspers Court (117). SP FORECAST: 15-8 Catch The Cuban, 7-2 Admiral’s Sunset, 4 Heronord, 9-2 Caspers Court, 5 Naizagai. 2.32 MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) £5,174 (4) 2m 104yds (11) 1 443 ANNUAL REVIEW (21) F O’Brien 6 11 4.............K Woods 2 P-2 BRAVEHEART (25) J Snowden 5 11 4.........Page Fuller 3 ● DATA PROTECTION (F19) (F) W Muir & C Grassick 6 11 4 B J Powell 4 1-P3 GALORE DESASSENCES (26) N Hawke 5 11 4 K Buckley(5) 5 612- HUELGOAT (209) P Nicholls 4 11 4..................H Cobden 6 6-2 NINE NINE NINE (15) N Twiston-Davies 4 11 4 S Twiston-Davies 7 3 OLLY’S FOLLY (15) M Gillard 7 11 4.............F Gillard(3) 8 456 PADDY HUSSEYS TAXI (16) N Mulholland 5 11 4 J Best 9 SARVAN (F13)(T) G Scott 4 11 4................T Scudamore 10 342 VANDERBILT (108) M Gillard 7 11 4.................D Noonan 11 LL NABVUTIKA (22) D Pipe 5 10 11................. P Armson(7) TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 9 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 4, 9, 10 HOOD: Nos. 5, 8, 11. W-Factor: Annual Review (109); Galore Desassences (107); Nine Nine Nine (103). SP FORECAST: 5-2 Huelgoat, 7-2 Data Protection, 6 Annual Review, 13-2 Sarvan, 8 Others. DXSC snooker: star’s woes 2.40 By Hector Nunns TROUBLED Mark Allen is set to play in snooker’s first major of the season at the UK Championship. The world No.11 from Northern Ireland withdrew from next week’s prestigious Champion of Champions, where he was due to defend his title, for ‘personal reasons’. Allen has been beset by off-table problems over the past year but somehow shrugged all that off to win his home Northern Ireland Open last month. The 35-year-old has suffered mental health issues, declared himself bankrupt and become embroiled in legal proceedings for divorce and child support. But unless there is another late development, Allen remains in the draw for the 128-player field for the tournament at York’s Barbican Centre that starts on November 23. Yesterday he was paired with Michael Judge, the 46-year-old Dubliner who regained his tour spot in the summer for the first time in 10 years. In other first-round ties of note, record seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry will continue his comeback against Thai speedster Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. Defending RACING TV HANDICAP CHASE £3,268 (5) 2m 5f 89yds (9) 1 632 ● FRESH NEW DAWN (50) O Murphy 9 11 12 F Gregory(3) 2 14L SAN AGUSTIN (16) T Lacey 5 11 12.................. J J Burke 3 L41 STEEL WAVE (14) G Hanmer 11 11 5...Tabitha Worsley(5) 4 32P MASTER MALCOLM (16) Mrs E Bishop 4 11 2....C Gethings 5 317- CATLIN (208) N Kent 6 11 0..........................C Hammond 6 054 MIRACULOUS GETAWAY (26) S England 6 10 10 J England 7 4P3 FACT FLOW (26) D Burchell 12 10 6...............B R Jones 8 P/LL MISTER ROBBO (55) D Faulkner 10 10 0.......... C Brace 9 P47 L’ES FREMANTLE (13) (C&D) M Chapman 10 10 0 Alison Johnson(7) VISOR: No. 3 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 7, 8. W-Factor: Fresh New Dawn (108); Miraculous Getaway (105); Steel Wave (103). SP FORECAST: 5-2 Steel Wave, 3 Fresh New Dawn, 4 San Agustin, 6 Catlin, 8 Miraculous Getaway, 10 Fact Flow, 20 Others. 3.15 MOLSON COORS HANDICAP HURDLE £3,812 (4) 2m 4f 139yds (6) 1 411 NEAR KETTERING (28) (C) S England 7 11 4... J England 2 5-53 STEADY AWAY (21) Nicky Martin 7 11 2...........J Bowen 3 0-12 ● MACHO MOVER (38) (D) O Murphy 6 11 1...D England 4 L43 MISTER SWEETS (39) N Mulholland 6 11 0.....S Bowen 5 4F8 SIMPLY LOVELEH (71) Paula Smith 8 11 0....C O’Farrell 6 733 ENVOL DE LA COUR (27) (C&D) M Scudamore 7 11 0 R Patrick TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3. W-Factor: Steady Away (126); Envol De La Cour (123); Macho Mover (121). SP FORECAST: 2 Near Kettering, 9-4 Macho Mover, 9-2 Mister Sweets, 6 Steady Away, 8 Envol De La Cour, 20 Simply Loveleh. 3.05 HANDICAP CHASE £7,515 (3) 2m 7f 3yds (3) 1 31L NO ANXIETY (2) J Snowden 5 11 12...................Doubtful 2 1L2 ● EBONY GALE (25) (C&D) P Hobbs 7 11 0 T J O’Brien 3 L47 YOUNG TURK (25) (D) A Sadik 10 10 0..............J Best BLINKERS: No. 2 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 3. W-Factor: Young Turk (134); Ebony Gale (131); No Anxiety (130). SP FORECAST: 1-25 Ebony Gale, 12 Young Turk. 3.35 fallen champ HOOF PRINTS Champion trainer Paul Nicholls received his OBE from the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle yesterday. The 59-year-old gained the award in the 2020 New Year Honours list for his services to the horse racing industry, but the ceremony was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE £4,248 (4) 2m 3f 1yds (10) 1 65U COTTON END (10) Sheila Lewis 7 12 2 Sean Houlihan(3) 2 40-2 LAURA BULLION (24) O Murphy 5 12 1..... L Stones(7) 3 51-6 DIAMOND GAIT (26) K Bailey 8 11 12....................D Bass 4 1-1R SATURN ‘N SILK (16) (D) M Scudamore 6 11 11 T Scudamore 5 277 SOLSTALLA (26) (D) D Weston 9 11 3........Page Fuller 6 45-4 SEE THE EAGLE FLY (F155) Christian Williams 4 11 3 J Tudor(3) 7 2-15 WHISPERING GYPSY (26) D Skelton 6 11 2 Mr T Durrell(7) 8 111 ● MOLLIANA (45) N Mulholland 6 10 13 S Twiston-Davies 9 3U3 MAROOCHI (18) K Burke 4 10 8.................M Bastyan(3) 10 7P-L ELECTRIC ANNIE (24) Jack Barber 6 10 3...H Cobden TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 3, 8 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 5, 8 HOOD: Nos. 7, 9. W-Factor: Molliana (124); Solstalla (123); Electric Annie (121). SP FORECAST: 5-2 Molliana, 5 Whispering Gypsy, Laura Bullion, 13-2 Cotton End, 8 Saturn ‘n Silk, 10 See The Eagle Fly, Diamond Gait, 14 Solstalla, Maroochi, 25 Electric Annie. TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good to Firm. Right Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016-21): Harry Cobden 24% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): P Nicholls 27% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.30 Glajou (wind surgery), 2.32 Sarvan (cheek pieces, tongue strap), Galore Desassences (cheek pieces), Huelgoat (hood, wind surgery), Data Protection (tongue strap), Braveheart (tongue strap), 3.35 Maroochi (hood), 12.55 Junior Massini (cheek pieces), Ar Mest (blinkers). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 12.55 Celestial Force(hcp hdl). 1.30 Honneur D’Ajonc. 2.32 Huelgoat. 3.05 No Anxiety(hcp ch). 3.35 Saturn ‘n Silk(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Sarvan (2.32) 206 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 2.02 Heronord from P Nolan in Ireland to E Williams. 3.35 See The Eagle Fly from H Whittington to Christian Williams. Life has been pretty grim for Allen of late but he hopes to put it behind him SPRAYCLAD NOVICES’ HURDLE 12.37 £4,084 (Class 4) 2m 178yds (12 dec) 1 2-11 ● A DIFFERENT KIND (25) (F) D McCain 4 10 12.....B Hughes 2 56 BALTIC BARON (25) B Ellison 6 10 12.........................S Coltherd 3 3- HAJEY (F212) T Waggott 4 10 12............................N Moscrop(3) 4 U JAMIH (25) Miss T Jackson 6 10 12........................... S Mulqueen 5 414 KENDANCER (50) C Byrnes (IRE) 5 10 12....................... D Jacob 6 25P LANDACRE BRIDGE (21) H Hogarth 5 10 12............. J Hamilton 7 2-9 LIMERICK LEADER (28) R Dobbin 4 10 12..............Craig Nichol 8 MADEEH (F9) P Kirby 5 10 12........................................... T Dowson 9 7 SAMEEM (13) T Easterby 5 10 12............................. Sean Quinlan 10 P/7L SERIOUS MOOD (36) L Morgan 8 10 12....................R McLernon 11 6 SORBONNE (28) F Murtagh 5 10 12........................L Murtagh(3) 12 43-3 TOM CREEN (15) L Morgan 6 10 12................................... A Wedge TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 6, 8. W-Factor: Kendancer (134); Baltic Baron (111); Hajey (108). SP FORECAST: 4-5 A Different Kind, 9-4 Kendancer, 12 Limerick Leader, 14 Hajey, 16 Baltic Baron, 25 Madeeh, 33 Tom Creen, Serious Mood, Landacre Bridge, 50 Others. CAVELLOS HANDICAP CHASE 1.12 £3,594 (4) 2m 3f 65yds (9) 1 LL1 BRELAN D’AS (5) B Haslam 10 12 9(7ex).......................Doubtful 2 7L3 RIVER FROST (70) (C) B Haslam 9 12 2...................R McLernon 3 ULL THATBEATSBANAGHER (21) B Haslam 7 11 12............ A Cawley 4 533 RAECIUS FELIX (12) (C&D) R Menzies 7 11 11..............B Hughes 5 412 MAH MATE BOB (144) (C&D) G Bewley 9 11 8......J Bewley(3) 6 131 ● CILLUIRID (7) (C&D,F) T Easterby 7 11 8(7ex)....J Hamilton 7 2P-2 LITTLE ORANGE (19) S Waugh 7 10 11................... T Willmott(5) 8 552 ROLL OF THUNDER (41) J Walton 12 10 0............Craig Nichol 9 P23 MUROOR (7) (C&D) V Thompson 8 10 0..................... T Dowson BLINKERS: No. 9 TONGUE STRAP: No. 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 8. W-Factor: Cilluirid (117); Thatbeatsbanagher (115); River Frost (112). SP FORECAST: 7-4 Cilluirid, 9-2 Raecius Felix, 5 Little Orange, 6 River Frost, 7 Mah Mate Bob, 14 Roll Of Thunder, 16 Others. 1.47 CONDS JOCKEYS’ HCAP HRDL (DIV 1) £2,342 (5) 2m 178yds (10) 1 42-4 ENLIGHTEN (30) M & D Easterby 7 11 12................T Midgley(3) 2 252 OASIS PRINCE (F26) M Walford 5 11 9...................Luca Morgan 3 134 COUNTISTER (25) (D) B Haslam 9 11 8...................... L Harrison 4 568 SWEET JUSTICE (21) V Thompson 4 11 7.................. T Willmott 5 643 GENEVER DRAGON (26) (C&D) D McCain 4 11 4...T Gillard(3) 6 54L TOP ATTRACTION (13) C Fairhurst 4 11 1.......P J Kavanagh(5) 7 L-82 BURNAGE BOY (36) M Hammond 5 10 11...........Jack Hogan(7) 8 135 STRONG TEAM (28) (C&D) C Grant 8 10 8....................O Brown 9 576 ● MAJOR SNUGFIT (F20) (F) R Menzies 5 10 0..N Moscrop 10 6L-L LEOPOLDS ROCK (F17) P Kirby 5 10 0............J Williamson(3) BLINKERS: No. 5 VISOR: Nos. 8, 9 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 6, 9 CHEEK PIECES: No. 2. W-Factor: Genever Dragon (115); Countister (110); Oasis Prince (109). SP FORECAST: 4 Countister, 9-2 Genever Dragon, 5 Major Snugfit, 6 Strong Team, Burnage Boy, 7 Oasis Prince, 8 Enlighten, 20 Sweet Justice, Top Attraction, 25 Leopolds Rock. 2.17 Allen aiming to battle on at Barbican champion Neil Robertson, who won a thriller 12 months ago to edge out Judd Trump 10-9 in the deciding frame, will play amateur and some-time actor John Astley. World No.1 Mark Selby will Sedgefield SSR JACKPOT: www.totepoolliveinfo.com 12.37 A Different Kind 1.12 Cilluirid 1.47 Major Snugfit 2.17 Cash Again THE SCOUT 2.47 Bold Endeavour 3.20 Diamond Brig 3.50 Zafar CONDS JOCKEYS’ HCAP HRDL (DIV 2) £2,342 (5) 2m 178yds (9) 1 11-L ● CASH AGAIN (36) (C) B Haslam 9 11 12................ L Harrison 2 4P2- ALRIGHT MARLENE (240) (F) J Coward 8 11 12..... A Edwards 3 RPL- DANNY PARK (202) M Young 5 11 10................................ J Dixon 4 3/P7 VAL MOME (13) (D) D McCain 8 11 8................P J Kavanagh(8) 5 31-7 GETAWAY JEWEL (77) (C&D) M Hammond 7 11 5 Emma Smith-Chaston(6) 6 50/6 WILHELM VONVENSTER (F85) N Richards 7 11 2 M Galligan(8) 7 03F CHARLE BRUNE (26) N Mechie 8 11 0...............W Shanahan(5) 8 775 LUCKY ICON (14) (D) P Kirby 7 10 10................J Williamson(3) 9 695 MY POEM (16) O Greenall 4 10 0...............................R Turner(3) TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 7, 8, 9. W-Factor: Getaway Jewel (109); Lucky Icon (107); Charle Brune (105). SP FORECAST: 11-4 Alright Marlene, 4 Getaway Jewel, 6 Cash Again, 7 My Poem, 8 Lucky Icon, Val Mome, 10 Wilhelm Vonvenster, 12 Danny Park, 16 Charle Brune. face Scotland’s Ross Muir, while record seven-time UK winner Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on two-time ranking event winner Michael White – now off the main tour. World No.2 Trump has been paired with 46-year-old amateur and reigning world seniors champion David Lilley. Record 12-time women’s world champion Reanne Evans takes on former Crucible finalist Barry Hawkins, while women’s No.2 Ng On Yee plays Masters champion Yan Bingtao. 2.47 CAVELLOS MAIDEN HURDLE £4,084 (4) 2m 3f 188yds (9) 1 05-4 AKENTRICK (194) D McCain 5 11 4.............................T Gillard(5) 2 1-1 ● BOLD ENDEAVOUR (184) L Morgan 5 11 4............... A Wedge 3 4-66 EASTER IN MILAN (19) R Menzies 6 11 4..................... T Dowson 4 P ERUDIT (33) N Mechie 7 11 4................................ W Shanahan(7) 5 5-64 HIGHLAND PARC (30)(T) A Murphy 5 11 4..................J Quinlan 6 JAMIL (F16) Miss T Jackson 6 11 4............................. S Mulqueen 7 JUPITER ROAD (F74) M Sowersby 5 11 4..........A Anderson(5) 8 5-2F LANTY SLEA (144) N Richards 6 11 4....................D McMenamin 9 4-54 TIGER JET (165) B Ellison 5 11 4......................................B Hughes HOOD: No. 2. W-Factor: Lanty Slea (119); Highland Parc (107); Easter In Milan (106). SP FORECAST: Evens Bold Endeavour, 3 Lanty Slea, 8 Tiger Jet, 10 Akentrick, Highland Parc, Easter In Milan, 50 Erudit, Jupiter Road, 66 Jamil. 3.20 SPRAYCLAD HANDICAP CHASE £2,505 (5) 3m 2f 202yds (9) 1 434 ● DIAMOND BRIG (27) Henry Oliver 9 12 4........B Godfrey(5) 2 372 CELESTIAL SKY (17) (F) R Menzies 5 11 12..................B Hughes 3 5-LU WHITECHURCH (10) D McCain 7 11 5......................... T Gillard(5) 4 P62 REGABY (24)(T) I Williams 6 10 12................................C Todd(3) 5 1F5 SUPREME STEEL (6) M Sowersby 10 10 11.........A Anderson(5) 6 L/67 ANGEL’S ENVY (11) L Morgan 9 10 3............................... A Wedge 7 1P-P SCORPO (8) (C) V Thompson 10 10 3............................ T Dowson 8 534 ELIXER (25) F Murtagh 8 10 3..................................L Murtagh(3) 9 P36 STRATEGIC (6) M Sowersby 6 10 0......................D McMenamin BLINKERS: Nos. 5, 7, 9 VISOR: Nos. 1, 6 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 6, 9 CHEEK PIECES: No. 4. W-Factor: Elixer (103); Regaby (101); Diamond Brig (100). SP FORECAST: 5-2 Celestial Sky, 11-4 Regaby, 9-2 Diamond Brig, 5 Elixer, 10 Supreme Steel, 12 Angel’s Envy, 16 Whitechurch, 25 Others. 3.50 SPRAY TECHNOLOGIES HCAP HURDLE £3,159 (4) 2m 3f 188yds (8) 1 132 ● ZAFAR (25) (D) D McCain 6 11 12..............Miss A McCain(5) 2 63-U GOLDEN ROBIN (12) (D) Sue Smith 7 11 9.......................R Mania 3 126 LUCKY ROBIN (21) (C) B Ellison 9 11 6.......................S Coltherd 4 14L JUST CALL ME AL (7) (C&D) G Boanas 8 11 5.... Sean Quinlan 5 439 DEMI SANG (44) B Haslam 8 11 3...............................R McLernon 6 0LP BROOMFIELDS KAN (3) G Bewley 6 11 2.................J Bewley(3) 7 3-34 FEVER ROQUE (162) R Menzies 6 10 11................N Moscrop(3) 8 87-5 SMART LASS (19) I Jardine 6 10 7............................Craig Nichol TONGUE STRAP: No. 4 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1. W-Factor: Demi Sang (129); Zafar (119); Golden Robin (118). SP FORECAST: 9-4 Zafar, 9-2 Just Call Me Al, 5 Golden Robin, 6 Fever Roque, Smart Lass, 10 Broomfields Kan, 12 Lucky Robin, 14 Demi Sang. TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016- 21): Brian Hughes 23% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): D McCain 17% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.47 Top Attraction (tongue strap), 2.17 Lucky Icon (cheek pieces), My Poem (cheek pieces), 3.20 Strategic (tongue strap), Diamond Brig (visor), 3.50 Zafar (wind surgery), 12.37 Madeeh (tongue strap), Landacre Bridge (tongue strap). BEATEN FAVOURITES: 2.17 Getaway Jewel(hcp hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Kendancer (12.37) Ireland; Highland Parc (2.47) 217 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 1.47 Oasis Prince from L Wadham to M Walford, Sweet Justice from T G McCourt in Ireland to V Thompson. 2.17 Danny Park from N Mitchell to M Young. 2.47 Jupiter Road from N Tinkler to M Sowersby, Tiger Jet from Donnchadh Doyle in Ireland to B Ellison. GOSSIP FROM THE GALLOPS Lambourn: BRAVEHEART (2.32 Taunton) West: STEADY AWAY (3.15 Market Rasen) VITAL STATISTICS Newmarket: GIN O’CLOCK (5.30 Chelmsford) North: BURNAGE BOY (1.47 Sedgefield) IN-FORM TRAINERS (last 10 days) G Boughey 86% (1 wins and 5 places from 7 runners), R Varian 83% (5/5/12), S bin Suroor 70% (2/5/10), G Boanas 67% (2/2/6), Jack Barber 67% (3/1/6), D M Simcock 60% (3/0/5), B Haslam 58% (3/4/12), Joseph Parr 57% (2/2/7), S & E Crisford 55% (2/4/11), D McCain 54% (11/8/35), N Henderson 52% (5/8/25), A Murphy 50% (1/1/4), D O’Meara 50% (2/8/20), G Bewley 50% (1/2/6), H Daly 50% (2/1/6), H Fry 50% (1/5/12). IN-FORM JOCKEYS Liam Harrison 75% (3 wins and 3 places from 8 runners), Chester Williams 71% (3/2/7), Rossa Ryan 67% (5/11/24), Bryony Frost 64% (4/5/14), Jonathan Bewley 60% (1/2/5), Ben Godfrey 56% (2/3/9), James Bowen 55% (3/8/20), Brian Hughes 52% (9/13/42), Kevin Brogan 50% (2/3/10), Peter Kavanagh 50% (1/2/6), Stefano Cherchi 50% (1/3/8).

TENNIS: briton’s birthday wish raducanu ready for break point By Matthew Dunn EMMA RADUCANU has revealed she has not been on holiday for seven years in her relentless path from pre-teen to grand slam tennis champion. It is an admission that comes just days after Eddie Jones questioned her dedication since she became US Open champion. The rugby coach, right, highlighted the 18-year-old’s appearances on the front of magazines and appearances at showbiz events as a sign she was not focused. But when asked about plans for her birthday – the British No.1 turns 19 on Saturday – Raducanu hinted she may treat herself to a first break since she Emma truly needs a holiday, Eddie was 12. “I haven’t been on holiday for seven years,” she said. “So it will be nice to have the opportunity. “The last time was a long weekend to Switzerland with my parents. I’m hoping to make it longer. I’ll switch off completely. I’ve watched and been around a lot of tennis for the second half of this year. “I’ll switch off and when I am back in preseason I’ll be super hungry.” Raducanu has replaced longtime coach Andrew Richardson with Torben Beltz, who helped Angelique Kerber to Grand Slam success and the No.1 DX1ST ranking. In particular she feels she needs to learn how to cope with the relentless physicality of the WTA tour. “I’ve learned how much room I have to develop physically and what playing on the Tour week-in, week-out actually needs,” she said. “Clearly my body is still trying to get up to speed. Where I was in January, February and March compared to now, I’d have taken it. “But all these players are good, the margins are so small, and experience is something I’ve lacked. Those are the things to take into next year.” Meanwhile, Scotland’s Andy Murray produced one of his best displays since hip surgery to beat top seed Jannik Sinner in the Stockholm Open last night. He won 7-6 6-3, while Dan Evans defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 6-2. Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 57 losing sLUMP Raducanu after failing again since she won the US Open in style in September SHOP Cordless Leaf Blower ONLY £59.99 SAVE £12 WAS £71.99 SHOP BRADY LEATHER RECLINING Swivel Chair FROM £399.99 WAS £559.99 SAVE £160 This leaf blower by Garden Gear is powerful and cordless, making tidying leaves in the garden quick and easy. The long blower tube can be used to access nooks and crannies, near tree trunks, decking edges etc. It can be used anywhere. The battery can be charged to full power in 3 to 5 hours. After use, the blower tube can be removed, so that it can be stored away without taking up much space in the shed or garage. • Cordless; No cable, so it can be used well away from a mains plug • 20 volt battery, gives plenty of power to blow leaves with ease • Soft grip handle and lightweight design for maximum comfort Dimensions: L89.5 x W16 x H18.3cm. Weight: 1.76kg. 24 month guarantee. G1166 Garden Gear 20V Cordless Lithium-ion Leaf Blower Was £71.99 Now £59.99 + £4.99 p&p The Brady Swivel Recliner is one of our largest and most well-padded chairs, perfect for relaxing after a long day. The high backs and sleek design make this the perfect addition to any home. The chair is covered in a smooth, durable bonded leather. The chair is available with or without an integrated massage and heat function which boasts 27 different massage and intensity settings meaning you can S7657BLS1Black Black Swivel Chair S7657BLS1Brown Brown Swivel Chair S7657BLS1Burgundy Burgundy Swivel tailor the functions to provide the best experience possible. All materials are fully fire retardant and meet or exceed all UK fire and safety regulations. Dimensions - H100cm x W88cm x D78cm Colours Available - Black, Brown, Burgundy, Cream & Grey. S7657BLS1Cream Cream Swivel Chair S7657BLS1Grey Grey Swivel Chair MASSAGE AND HEAT AVAILABLE CALL US ON 0871 664 2458 * QUOTING TM_RE329 OR VISIT THOMPSON-MORGAN.COM/TM_RE329 *Calls cost 12ppm plus your phone company’s access charge. Lines are open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Please note your contract for supply of goods is with Thompson & Morgan. Subject to availability. To fi nd out exactly how we store and use the data you give us please visit www.thompson-morgan.com/privacy. Delivery to UK addresses only. We are unable to ship seeds or plants to EU countries and Northern Ireland. Images for illustration purposes only. Dispatched from November onwards. Offer closes 25/11/2021. CALL US ON 01173 253 411 OR VISIT SHOP.EXPRESS.CO.UK/BRADY PLEASE NOTE, DELIVERY WILL BE NEXT WORKING DAY IF ORDERED BEFORE 11AM AND IS CHARGED AT £6.95. DUE TO COURIER LIMITATIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO DELIVER THIS PRODUCT OUTSIDE MAINLAND UK, TO SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, ISLES OR BFPO ADDRESSES.

58 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Young: No regrets on return THOMAS Young does not want to die wondering, after his dramatic Wales return. The Wasps flanker was unavailable to play Test rugby going into this autumn campaign. That is because he has only three caps – far short of the exile rule of 60 required to feature for both Wales and a club in England. But injuries to Justin Tipuric and Josh Navidi saw Wales coach Wayne Pivac apply for special circumstances to pick Young – who is joining By Alex Bywater Cardiff next season – for this month’s Tests. It was granted and Young will make his first Wales appearance since 2019 against Fiji on Sunday. The 29-year-old said: “Playing for Wales is probably one of the reasons why I’ve decided to come home. A month ago I probably thought it wasn’t on the cards. It’s about having no regrets, I suppose. “Everyone wants to play for their country WIN DXSC RUGBY UNION: autumn internationals growing up. I knew I couldn’t do that staying in England. I’m not stupid. I know the calibre of players in Wales and competition in the back row. “It was tough to make the decision to leave. I’d been at Wasps for eight years and grew up there. “Now I suppose it’s up to me to try and take my opportunity. I’m over the moon.” Wales: L Williams; Cuthbert, Adams, J Williams, Rees-Zammit; Biggar, Hardy; Carre, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Beard, Jenkins (capt), Young, Basham. Reps: Roberts, Thomas, John, Tshiunza, Davies, T Williams, Sheedy, Tompkins. YOUNG: In from the cold By Alex Spink ENGLAND have snubbed Mako Vunipola and called up an uncapped 21-year-old to replace Joe Marler. Harlequins prop Marler is out of Saturday’s Test against Australia after testing positive for Covid. Rather than turn to in-form Vunipola, the 76-cap Lions and Red Rose prop, head coach Eddie Jones has selected Sale youngster Bevan Rodd. The decision to ignore Vunipola, who is back to his best for Saracens, caused eyebrows to be raised. Former England prop David Flatman tweeted: “Bevan Rodd is certainly a lovely prospect but Mako’s form is outrageous.” Alex Corbisiero, ex-England and Lions loosehead, said: “England lose one of their world-class looseheads...seems pretty obvious to call up the other world-class loosehead they have. No knock on Rodd, just curious why not Mako.” Sharks starlet Rodd will be understudy to Ellis Genge, who has emerged as England’s first choice in this autumn campaign, five years on from his Test debut. Marler’s positive test has put the England camp back on edge, coming hard on the heels of captain Owen Farrell and a member of the support staff suffering the same fate last Rodd rookie’s in for marler week. Farrell was subsequently cleared after his test was shown to be a false positive but Marler’s fate has reawakened concern ahead of the Test at Twickenham. However, they have encountered no further coronavirus setbacks. The RFU reported that all playing and backroom staff who underwent an additional round of PCR testing in the wake of Marler’s confirmed case have produced negative results. Flanker Sam Underhill said: “Whenever there is a positive or a threat everything does get a bit tighter. Covid is part of the game now. It’s part of life, as a squad we’ve got to be adaptable. “Joe is a big character and we’ll miss him. I hope he’s all right but we’re confident we can crack on. “It’s one of those things, you try to control what you can control but we can’t control this. 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By Anthony Brown Chris Harris believes Scotland’s British and Irish Lions contingent will ensure they are well placed to deal with the challenge posed by South Africa at Murrayfield on Saturday. The Gloucester centre was one of eight Scotland players involved in the Lions’ summer tour, while coaches Gregor Townsend and Steve Tandy were also part of the travelling party. They faced the Springboks three times in Cape Town in July and August, losing the series 2-1, but Harris feels the experience will stand them in good stead for this weekend’s Test in Edinburgh. He said: “I’d love to get another crack at the Springboks. Losing the third Test was obviously a disappointing finish to an amazing tour, so to have another opportunity to play against them will be amazing. “I’d like to think what I learned about South Africa in the summer can help me this weekend. We spent about six weeks or whatever it was with the Lions and everything we did in terms of reviewing and previewing games was all about the Test games. “Gregor and Steve were involved as well, so I think we’re pretty ready with regard to what to expect this week. “They’re obviously a decent outfit and they had a hard-fought win over Wales recently so it’s going to be a tough test. “It will be slightly different to what we faced against Australia but we’ve got enough experience in the squad and the right coaching group to put us in a good place for Saturday.” Scotland beat Australia 15-13 at Murrayfield on Sunday, adding to the feelgood factor which has been steadily building around Townsend’s RUGBY UNION: autumn internationals PRIDE OF LIONS THE KEY FOR SCOTS TO BASH BOKS Harris has a mission for victory team. They have Tests against the Boks and Japan remaining this autumn before they kick off their Six Nations campaign at home to England in February. Harris is hoping to maintain momentum in the weeks and months ahead. He said: “There’s a great deal of confidence in the squad. We’ve obviously had a pretty decent last 10 months where we’ve been really DXSC starting to perform. That coupled with various boys going away on the Lions tour and getting experience from there to bring into this campaign has been massive. “The boys are really confident, we’ve got a tight group and everyone’s pushing each other, so we’re in a decent place. “Hopefully we can do well in these next two fixtures and then give the Six Nations a good crack as well.” REVENGE REQUIRED: Chris Harris was on the summer tour of South Africa Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 59 GARDENING Massive End of Season Spring Bulb Sale 100 BULBS FOR £5.99 100 BULBS FOR £11.99 30 BULBS FOR £7.99 30 BULBS FOR £5.99 SHOP MORE SALE ITEMS ONLINE Allium Sphaerocephalon These unique fl owers open green, then start to turn a purple/crimson colour from the top, creating two-tone drumstick fl ower heads. Perfect for the early summer border. Height 60cm. 5cm+ bulbs supplied. NOW ONLY £9.99 £5.99 FOR 100 ITEM QTY PRICE 100 ALLIUM SPHAEROCEPHALON £5.99 100 FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS MIXED £11.99 30 DOUBLE DAFFODIL REPLETE £7.99 30 SINGLE EARLY TULIPS MIXED £5.99 Fritillaria Meleagris Mixed Fondly known as the Snakeshead Fritillaria, this spring bulb is ever growing in popularity due to its unusual shaped white and mottled purple pendants. A fantastic naturaliser. Height 30cm. 5/6cm bulbs supplied. NOW ONLY £23.98 £11.99 FOR 100 P&P TOTAL DUE £ £ £ £ £ TOTAL £4.99 Double Daffodil Replete One of the most popular Daffodils on the market, ‘Replete’ will wonderful, peony-shaped double creamy white and apricot-pink fl owers throughout March and April. Height 45cm. Top-quality bulbs supplied. NOW ONLY £14.99 £7.99 FOR 30 Single Early Tulips Mixed A mixture of single early-fl owering Tulips that will make an impact in your borders and containers from late March to May. They have strong sturdy stems and will grow to a height of 25-40cm. 10/11cm bulbs supplied. NOW ONLY £12.99 £5.99 FOR 30 QUOTING TO ORDER CALL 0871 664 1469 EX6563 OR VISIT WWW.EXPRESSGARDENCENTRE.CO.UK Post to: Express Garden, End of Season Bulb Sale (EX6563), 14 Hadfield Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9FG. If you prefer to receive information and offers from organisations carefully selected by Express Newspapers, please tick here. To see how your data is processed please refer to Express’s Privacy Policy: https://www.shop.express.co.uk/privacy This offer is provided by J Parker Dutch Bulbs Ltd, 14 Hadfi eld Street, Manchester, M16 9FG. Company is registered in England No. 1467306. Offer subject to availability. For queries on refunds or product information please contact J Parker Dutch Bulbs Ltd. on 0161 848 1101. Calls cost 12p per minute from a BT landline plus network extras. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more. Please note delivery to England, Scotland and Wales only. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. Please add £4.99 p&p per order.

60 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 BOXING Nick Campbell will try to continue his winning run when he returns to the ring in front of the Sky Sports cameras next weekend. The heavyweight and former Glasgow Warriors rugby player fights Danny Whitaker at the Wembley Arena on November 20 on the undercard of Richard Riakporhe’s WBC Silver cruiserweight title bout with Olanrewaju Durodola. world of sport FOOTBALL Former football commentator Gerald Sinstadt has died at the age of 91. The BBC and ITV broadcaster became one of football’s most recognisable and respected voices across the 1970s and beyond. Sinstadt covered four World Cups for ITV between 1970 and 1982, before working SINSTADT DXSC formula One: BrIton’s golden chance george Destiny’s smiley Russell has no fears of stepping up alongside Hamilton but won’t child up take it lightly for the challenge on the Olympics for the BBC. “He was a craftsman, a very good commentator and just a lovely man,” said BBC Sport executive producer Andrew Clement. Sinstadt was among the first commentators to highlight racial abuse from the terraces, during West Brom’s 5-3 win at Manchester United in 1978. GEORGE RUSSELL knows he has been handed one of the best seats in the house and now he is determined to prove he is the perfect fit. Russell will begin the first of his final four races as a Williams driver at this weekend’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix before his high-profile move to Mercedes next season. The enormity of the task is certainly not lost on the 23-year-old from King’s Lynn. After all, he will be going up against Lewis Hamilton, a driver Russell has no hesitation in describing as the ‘greatest of all time’. But Russell is showing no signs of being overawed after signing up to replace Valtteri Bottas as Hamilton’s team-mate. “To be honest, it almost takes the pressure off,” said Russell. “He’s a proven great, but I believe in myself – I have high expectations and I have an amazing opportunity to show the world what I can do. “That’s why I’m so relaxed, because I am going to a place where I couldn’t have wished for a better environment ahead of my fourth year in Formula One. I can learn from Lewis and test myself against the best. Who wouldn’t want to be in that position?” His superb qualifying performances in an uncompetitive Williams have seen Russell dubbed “Mr Saturday”, but behind the wheel of a Mercedes he has the chance to be the fastest Sunday driver out there. “I was never under the impression that I wouldn’t have the opportunity,” said Russell, as he reflected on the life-changing call that came from Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff in the summer. “Toto said to me, ‘When have I ever let you down? Ever since you joined Mercedes [as an academy driver in 2017] you have always hot seat was kept warm for george By Simon Cass I didn’t need to go and stand on his doorstep performed and I have never let you down. Focus on performing and leave the rest to me.’ I didn’t need to go out there and stand on his doorstep and ask if it was going to happen. “In fact my parents were hassling me more than I was hassling anyone else. But I told them to ‘trust me, I believe it will happen, so don’t worry’. I always knew this was the plan.” The door has been opened, but Russell is acutely aware it can slam shut just as quickly. “There are 20 seats in Formula One and it is very easy to go from zero to hero and back,” he said. “I didn’t sit down and suddenly think to myself, ‘That’s it, I’m going to be world champion next year’, because I don’t want to get carried away. “I want to be a world champion, that is clear, but I am going out there to work on the process of achieving that and not waking up every morning and just thinking it will happen. “I know if I eat the best food, sleep the best way, put the work in in the simulator, work at the gym, work with my engineers, don’t do anything silly, prepare the best as I can, that will give me the best possible shot of what I want to achieve.” my time to come Russell as a kid with a watch presented by new team-mate

tURNING POINT: Jimmy Neesham sends a Chris Jordan delivery over the ropes as New Zealand rallied to beat England and stun their captain Eoin Morgan, inset By Dean Wilson DXSC CRICKEt: t20 WORLD CUP IT WAS SUPER, BUT IT’S OVER FOr EOIN New Zealand relish revenge to reach final ENGLAND’S dreams of double World Cup glory lay in tatters in Abu Dhabi as New Zealand claimed their revenge in the desert. Vanquished in a dramatic super over in the 50-over final of the 2019 World Cup, New Zealand triumphed by five wickets in yesterday’s T20 semi-final with a perfect chase to win any knockout game. Daryl Mitchell was the hero of the hour with an unbeaten 72 to guide his team home in front of his dad, Wasps rugby coach John Mitchell, but he wasn’t the only Kiwi deserving of a pat on the back. Jimmy Neesham, who had been denied in that famous super over despite sending Jofra Archer into the Lord’s Mound Stand with a huge six, connected with three maximums here to put New Zealand into the driving seat and they never looked back. With 57 needed from 24 balls, England had things under control trying to protect their total of 166. But six balls later the game was up. Neesham’s take down of Chris Jordan for 23 in the 17th over was an epic display of hitting and turned the game after Liam Livingstone had worked some magic to take 2-22. Even when Adil Rashid managed to send Neesham back for 27 from 11 balls, the feeling of joy was entirely short-lived as Mitchell stepped up to finish the game with an assault on Chris Woakes to start the celebrations with six balls to spare. England will be devastated at the defeat, but they couldn’t have given any more and were right in the game until Neesham’s cameo. It was perhaps fitting that the Kiwis, who lost two years ago on a boundary countback, utterly outgunned England in that department. Eight sixes to four tells the story with England’s firepower failing to ignite even though Moeen Ali and Dawid Malan appeared to put together a decent partnership to reach a defendable total. In the end England’s death bowling wasn’t quite good enough in the face of a Kiwi onslaught. Jordan has been a yorker England skipper is ‘devastated’ EOIN Morgan was ‘devastated’ at being dumped out of the T20 World Cup by their white ball nemesis New Zealand. Morgan had nothing but praise for his squad who were outgunned by New Zealand who triumphed by five wickets with an over to spare as England’s death bowling fell apart. “We’re devastated,” said Morgan, who is determined to keep going as skipper. “To be on the wrong side of a close game isn’t easy to take. I thought we fought unbelievably well on a wicket that didn’t necessarily suit our batting. We were right in the game, probably until Jimmy Neesham came in. “Jimmy was the only guy that showed an ability to strike the ball cleanly from ball one. Full credit to him. “I hope to be back, I am still offering enough, and I love playing in this changing room.” Neesham turned his specialist in the past and has closed out many a game, but he couldn’t find his range this time. The truth is, like so many matches between these two teams in recent years, it was a tight affair that turned on moments of brilliance from individual players and the Kiwis were deserving winners. Let’s not forget England were missing the injured Jason Roy and Tymal Mills, not to mention at least three other first choice players, but that is no excuse. They gave a proper account of themselves but New Zealand were better. Jonny Bairstow was promoted to open in place of Roy, but struggled to hit the middle of the bat, while Jos Buttler continued his decent form in making 29. Malan and Moeen kept the scoreboard ticking over but they couldn’t quite explode into life in the way that England white ball sides have done in the past. Malan’s dimissal brought the hard hitting Livingstone to the crease at a perfect time but allrounder Neesham had him caught on the ropes – the first big moment of many for him. own pain from 2019 into unbridled joy after smashing a match-turning 27 from 11 balls to go with Daryl Mitchell, left, hitting 72 not out. And it will be a day Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson could look back on for all the right reasons. “I’m really chuffed with the heart that was shown throughout. Outstanding from Mitchell at the top, his character stood out. “Neesham changed the momentum of the game.” SHOP Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 61 Howe it panned out EDDIE Howe has revealed for the first time why he walked away from the Celtic job. The new Newcastle boss, right, was close to taking charge at Parkhead in May, after protracted talks about the manager’s job. But Howe decided to wait for a different opportunity, and the Tyneside club came calling last week. Celtic then opted for Ange Postecoglou, who has already won over the green-and-white legions. Howe has insisted he was “open an honest” with Celtic and there was no bad blood. He said: “The problem is that I didn’t change my mind at the last minute. I have not spoken publicly on it because there have PROTECT YOUR EYES WITH The MET range from Opulize combines premium prescription lenses with blue block filtering, all with a dash of style! Choose from five high-fashion frame colours and 6 diopters (strengths) to give you the perfect combination of clarity, comfort and protection while using your computer, tablet or smart phone. MET blue block lenses reduce eye fatigue from screen-use and many people fi nd they also help reduce headaches and improve sleep! 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62 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC FOOTBALL: CINCH PREMIERSHIP Kerr is proving his potential TAM Courts knows English Premier League clubs are looking at Dundee United’s Kerr Smith because they can see he is destined for the very top. The teenage defender, left, has been on trial at Manchester United and was the subject of a significant six-figure bid from Southampton in the last transfer window. Smith has already been given a steady diet of first-team football and Courts has predicted the talented 16-year-old will only go on and get better and better. Courts said: “Kerr has had to deal with it for the best part of a year now, so it’s nothing new for him. “He has been down training with English Premier League clubs in the past so we know they are aware of him. It’s a pretty unique situation having a 16-year-old playing regularly in your first team and being good enough. “When that happens there is always a lot of interest, especially with a defender because of the physical profile. And if someone of his age can handle it, then it’s attractive to clubs because they will think, ‘Where will this boy be in four years’ time if he’s already playing at 16?’ “Kerr is a really level-headed guy, he doesn’t get put up or down by much and that’s a great temperament to have. “Hopefully we can keep him developing at our club for a while longer.” SCOTT BURNS RETURN TO FORM: Lewis Ferguson has been rewarded with international recognition LEWIS NOW CAPS It ALL STEPHEN Glass believes Lewis Ferguson has gained a real belief from forcing his way into Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad. The Aberdeen midfielder got his first call-up for the World Cup qualifier triple-header in September against Denmark, Moldova and Austria. The 22-year-old made his debut against the Danes and also played in the group-changing win over Austria. He kept his place for the wins over Israel and the Faroes and is now away with Clarke’s squad in Spain as they continue their preparations for the matches against Moldova on Friday and home to Denmark on Monday. Aberdeen manager Glass said: “The belief Lewis has got from putting together a number of caps and making the squads is a reward for his QPR eye Kyle By Scott Burns QUEENS PARK Rangers are keen on Albion Rovers youngster Kyle Doherty. The English Championship outfit have already held talks with the cinch League Two side about getting the 20-year-old winger for a training stint. Doherty, left, has impressed with six goals and a number of assists. There are other sides in England and Scotland watching his situation closely. Albion boss Brian Reid said: “Kyle has come in and started the season well and scored a few goals so it is not really a surprise there is interest there.” consistency at the moment. “The challenge for him is to keep it going and make sure he stays in that international squad.” It has been a careerchanging season for Ferguson, with his cap breakthrough and a bid from Premier League Watford in the summer. Aberdeen immediately threw out the derisory bid from the Hornets and a frustrated Ferguson put in a transfer request. He has since settled down and has been one of Aberdeen’s crucial performers again in recent weeks. Glass knows the former Accies youngster will continue to attract attention the better he does for Aberdeen. He has six goals for the Dons this season, although four of them came in the Europa Conference League. Ferguson knows he has to get his goalscoring figures up domestically, as he did when he got into double figures last season. Glass knows that his Aberdeen team-mates can also play their part by being more consistent. The Dons had come off the back of a three-game unbeaten run with wins against Hibs and Hearts and a draw with Rangers before they lost at home at the weekend to Motherwell. They will be looking to get back to winning ways after the break when they travel to Dundee United and Glass knows Ferguson is likely to be vital. Glass added: “Lewis has shown that all-round midfield ability to get forward and score goals. “Lewis also helps the team defensively and with an energy that he can keep going for 90 minutes every week. “A lot of people would like that in their team.” Booth’s deal CALLUM Booth has signed a new two-year contract with double cup winners St Johnstone. The left-back was out of contract in the summer and has extended his deal. The 30-year-old, below, was part of St Johnstone’s Scottish Cup and League Cup wins last season. Booth said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at St Johnstone and it feels like home. I’ve had the best times of my career at McDiarmid Park. To know I’m going to be here until 2024 is very satisfying. I’d like to thank the manager for his belief in me.”

FOOTBALL: CINCH PREMIERSHIP Leading man Ange quick to share the limelight with cast ANGE Postecoglou reckons Scottish football is like a television boxset these days, with punters desperate to tune in for the next episode. It now looks like Succession when it comes to the drama across at Ibrox, but the big Aussie has had to rattle through a series of DIY SOS since his summer arrival. Postecoglou is happy to build at his own pace though and he believes his Celtic story is starting to take shape. The manager of the month award for October proves the critics are on board, but while he might be cast in the role of main character, the former Socceroos boss is adamant it’s more of an ensemble cast at Parkhead. There were some grumbles in his early days he wanted to keep the existing backroom team on board, even if for the short time while he learned his lines. But Postecoglou has watched these characters grow and he was determined to get his coaches into the picture when he was presented with his gong yesterday. The 55-year-old has quickly gelled with John Kennedy, Gavin Strachan, Stevie Woods and Stephen McManus and the manager wants them to have starring roles in the next thrilling instalment of Celtic’s season. “It’s like how we watch TV these days,” smiled the Parkhead gaffer. “People binge a series in one night because we don’t want to wait a week for another episode. “We used to do that in the old days. I have felt like people wanted to binge this season too. One bad result and it’s over. One good result and it’s done...” A run of seven wins in eight – It’s right that they get the recognition By Michael Gannon including crucial away days at Aberdeen, Hibs and Ferencvaros – has got everyone’s attention. Postecoglou takes the plaudits but credits his colleagues. He said: “It’s working well and that’s why I wanted the guys in the photo. Unfortunately, Gavin Strachan had a family commitment and couldn’t make it. “But that’s the main coaching staff with me in the photo, the ones who work alongside me, and they have been hugely important to me and what we want to build. “There is the rest of the staff, the sports science team and the analysts and I have enjoyed working with them. “I know people have been a little bit anxious about my wellbeing coming in on my own without a crew of people to support me. “But I have never felt the need for that and I have enjoyed working with this group of people. “I love the fact they want to embrace the direction that we want to take the team into. “That sort of stuff energises me. I said when I walked through those doors that my first and most important task was to get people to believe in me, rather than my ideas and what I want to do. “That’s what I have tried to do and if it wasn’t working then we wouldn’t be getting the results, or performances. “Ultimately, the rest of the staff spend more time with the players than I do. It’s right that they get the recognition as much as I do.” The script was set early on with Celtic. They were swashbuckling attackers but dodgy defenders. It’s a storyline that’s stuck – but it isn’t DXSC entirely true. Celtic are the top scorers in Scotland. But they also have the meanest defence. Postecoglou said: “I always look to certain indicators in terms of how the team is progressing. I feel we have been pretty consistent all along. “There have been games, in Europe especially, where we have conceded goals, and there are others where we haven’t created as much as we’d like. “But overall I have seen progress in those areas and I look at the key indicators. “Are we playing our football? Are we scoring goals? Are we taking chances and stopping the opposition from creating them? “When those things stack up, even if you have one or two bad results, you know that over the course of time these things will even themselves out, and results will follow. “This is a good sign of our progress. But we also need to keep at it. I still think there is more to come from us and the team.” Postecoglou cut a relaxed figure at Lennoxtown, with the international break giving him a rare minute or two to catch his breath. But he’s already plotting for the next big episode. The one where Celtic go to Hampden. The Hoops face St Johnstone in the Premier Sports Cup semi-final next weekend and Postecoglou said: “There is no doubt that this club has a history and tradition of success. “Any opportunity we have to do that, whether it’s in the third or fourth month of my tenure or, hopefully, the tenth year, that can never be diminished. “We have an opportunity to get to a final and to get to a stage where this club loves to be.” FROM BACK PAGE tenure at the club, it’s just all about Celtic. “What anyone else is doing, or what noise is around the place, it’s just not of interest to me. “They are the kind of distractions I avoid, to be honest. I’ve been really laser focused on here, and will continue to be. “I’ll try to get everyone here to do that as well, but that hasn’t been too difficult. “I’m just making everyone really aware we can’t get distracted by anyone or anything else. “We are trying to build something here. When you are trying to build something and be successful, you can’t afford to look over your fence at what other people are doing. “We have to build our house, make it nice and beautiful and then see how it stacks up against the rest of the neighbourhood.” Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 63 looking over fence is not my business, says boss Postecoglou’s more concerned about his own plans – and he revealed Tom Rogic and Carl Starfelt are fighting to be fit for next weekend’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final with St Johnstone. But the Hampden clash will come too early for long-term crocks Christopher Jullien and Greg Taylor. Starfelt, above, and Rogic are nursing hamstring strains but could be back in business at the national stadium. Postecoglou said: “Carl and Tommy are trying hard to make the semi-final next weekend. It’s obviously an important game but we also have an important one four days later. “Tommy is probably a little bit ahead of Carl at the moment, but I wouldn’t rule either of them out right now. “We won’t put them at risk so it’s probably going to be one of those touch and go ones. “If they don’t make the semi-final, I’d think they will probably be ready for the Leverkusen game.” TEAMWORK: John Kennedy, Ange Postecoglou, Stevie Woods and Stephen McManus at Lennoxtown yesterday

64 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC FOOTBALL: RANGERS MANAGERIAL LATEST Role models put Clayton on right path Scotland Under-21 new boy Tom Clayton is certainly not short of inspirational role models as he bids to carve a career in the game. The 20-year-old Liverpool player, below, was added to Scot Gemmill’s squad earlier this year after impressing in the Anfield club’s youth ranks, where he has learned from - among others - former England captain Steven Gerrard and current Scotland skipper Andy Robertson. Clayton, an England-born holding midfielder who has a Scottish gran, revealed how current Rangers boss Gerrard filled him with belief during his time in charge of the Reds youngsters. He said: “Steven gave me my debut for the under-18s. I was a first-year scholar at the time and we found out that summer Steven was going to be our manager. He brought a real buzz to the place and he was great for me. “He had a lot of belief in me and gave me a lot of confidence. He has a special aura around him. When he speaks, you listen.” Clayton, who plays for Liverpool’s U23s, occasionally gets the chance to train with the first team, and he uses these opportunities to pay close attention to senior players like Robertson. He said: “I’ve trained with Andy a few times. He’s part of the leadership group there so I try and look at him and see what I can take from him to try and add to my game.” Clayton hopes to help Scotland U21s boost their European Championship qualification bid when they face Kazakhstan and Belgium at Tannadice on Friday and next Tuesday respectively. He said: “I’m very passionate about playing for Scotland. At U19s, I got a call from Billy Stark and it started from there. Then I got a call from Scot in the summer and it’s snowballed from there.” IBROX BOUND?: Giovanni van Bronckhorst played for Rangers between 1998 and 2001. Below, left to right: Callum Davidson, Rino Gattuso and Frank Lampard SHOP SHELBY LEATHER RECLINING Swivel Chair FROM £299.99 WAS £549.99 SAVE £250 The Shelby Swivel Recliner is an incredibly popular chair which has received incredible feedback from our customers. The chair is constructed from a solid, hard wooden frame with a metal recline function underneath the seat. The interior of the seat is sprung with a foam topping which gives a wonderful mix of comfort and support. The chair is upholstered in a durable bonded leather with a faux leather match used on some of the lower stress areas. The swivel function is provided by a spindle section housed between the cross shaped legs and the recline function can be fixed in position by using a handle fixed to the underside of the chair. DIMENSIONS HxWxD - 98cm x 79cm x 57cm Available with massage and heat functions for £349.99 (was £599.99) Available in beige, black, brown, cream CALL US ON 01173 253 411 OR VISIT SHOP.EXPRESS.CO.UK/SHELBY PLEASE NOTE, DELIVERY WILL BE NEXT WORKING DAY IF ORDERED BEFORE 11AM AND IS CHARGED AT £6.95. DUE TO COURIER LIMITATIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO DELIVER THIS PRODUCT OUTSIDE MAINLAND UK, TO SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, ISLES OR BFPO ADDRESSES. STEVIE HEADS SOUTH FROM BACK PAGE manager in the club’s history and has been promised a huge January Gerrard’s key backroom team were transfer kitty by billionaire owners given the green light to also travel Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens. to London to meet with Villa chief But it’s Gerrard’s long standing executive Christian Purslow, below. relationship with former Liverpool These developments have cleared managing director Purslow which the way for Gerrard and his staff has played a critical part in – including right-hand man Gary persuading him to make the leap. McAllister and coaches Michael A source said: “Steven and Beale and Tom Culshaw – to Christian may not have shared be unveiled in the Midlands a dressing room at Anfield but in the next 24 hours. they have enormous respect Barring an eleventh-hour for one another.” collapse Gerrard will take Another surprise name in charge of relegationthreatened the frame to replace Gerrard Villa against at Ibrox is former Scotland Brighton a week on Saturday. defender Russell Martin, the It’s understood current Swansea City boss, he will become who was on loan at the highest paid Rangers in 2018.

DXSC FOOTBALL: RANGERS MANAGERIAL LATEST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 65 HOW to go about replacing the man who has just won you your first league title in a decade and who has them at the top of the table this season? That could be the scenario facing Rangers right now. Step forward Ross Wilson, who will need to produce a list of top replacements. Express Sport runs the rule over the potential options to replace the current Ibrox boss. Derek McInnes Let’s get it clear, there is a section of the club’s support who would reject the former Ibrox star after he said no in 2017. Dave King was scathing of his decision to turn it down, but perhaps the current board will be more forgiving of a man who looks better every week due to Aberdeen’s struggles since he left. Yes, his own Pittodrie tenure came to a screeching halt but he created a side who were the closest challengers to Brendan Rodgers’ team in consecutive seasons, and his return of one trophy during his tenure would likely have been bettered, if not for Celtic’s allconquering quadruple Treble run. McInnes, below, would command respect from a dressing room who know full well the challenges his Aberdeen side posed them in recent years. A logical, if not universally approved, option. The problem could be the system he utilised at Pittodrie differs so much from Gerrard’s. A smooth transition is vital for a new boss if Gerrard says yes to the EPL side. On the flipside, temperatures have warmed from the time he said no to Rangers, with fans loving his punditry and insight on BT Sport during the club’s Europa League campaign. Giovanni van Bronckhorst Everyone loves the thought of a former player riding to the rescue and the former Netherlands international was a truly great Ibrox star. He would go on to star for Arsenal and Barcelona before he proved his coaching chops by masterminding Feyenoord’s first title win in 18 years aided by Dirk Kuyt’s Indian summer. But he quit Chinese side Guangzhou after one unremarkable season – that Asian names in the ibrox frame adventure came after he was embedded in the Manchester City structure working under Pep Guardiola. Daniel Farke The amiable former Norwich boss was all class after exiting the Canaries, but even the gentlyspoken German must have felt peeved by his dismissal. Dean Smith Job swap, anyone? Rangers icon Ally McCoist says he would plump for the former Villa boss if Gerrard is confirmed at Villa Park. Smith might have been relieved of his duties but his star has not dulled with the world of football in unison that he was harshly treated by his boyhood club. Mark Hughes Now here’s a proper wild card but not someone without merit. The 58-year-old’s time might have been and gone but there are decision makers within the game who rate the Welsh football icon highly. But it could be a hard sell for some to turn to a man who hasn’t managed in almost three years No.1 isn’t dissimilar to Gerrard before his arrival but, perhaps, two rookies managers in a row would be viewed too much of a gamble. Callum Davidson Winning two Cups for St Johnstone was just sensational and it cannot be downplayed. Callum Davidson’s side also caused Galatasaray and LASK He defeated Brentford in his final The 50-year-old laid the since a brief spell on the south issues in European qualifying. match and has won the foundations at Brentford before coast with Southampton. The 45-year-old appears destined Championship title on two occasions but has found the Premier League harder to navigate. Villa came calling and he secured promotion in his first full season and developed Jack Grealish into one of the Premier League’s best Rino Gattuso The former Ranger has earned a reputation that precedes him but the for greater things and he has an innate ability for gameplanning against the opposition. But does his He has proven players. fiery Milan legend has name carry the clout capable of beating teams he’s expected to in one of the most volatile leagues in world football and plays an attractive brand of football. Frank Lampard The former Chelsea boss has held talks with Norwich but the lure of Rangers would certainly carry weight for a man who will be fully aware of the expectations at Ibrox. But would the thought of following Gerrard factor into his thinking? The two of them were intrinsically linked during their playing careers at club and international level. The 43-year-old watched Chelsea win the Champions League after he left but he was the man who showed faith in youth at Stamford Joining Rangers with Gerrard at Villa would, perhaps, add too much scrutiny and managers often opt for a break after losing their job to recalibrate. Ronald and Frank De Boer Frank De Boer was once one of the most sought after managers in football after three consecutive Eredivisie titles with Ajax. But he has endured a torrid few years, including a flop at Inter before his disastrous Crystal Palace stint led Jose Mourinho to brand him ‘the worst manager in Premier League history’. The 51-year-old couldn’t build on Tata Martino’s brilliant work at Atlanta United and he paid with his job after the Netherlands crashed out against Czech Republic in the last 16 of Euro 2020. showed his coaching chops during stints with the Rossonerri and Napoli. He appeared destined for Spurs in the summer before they had a late pivot to Nuno Espirito Santo after Antonio Conte said no. Gattuso still treasures his time in Glasgow under Walter Smith and there would be an emotional connection with a return to Ibrox. John Terry Twitter’s newest star isn’t lacking in confidence and he left Aston Villa in the summer to put his full focus on becoming a manager in his own right. The former Chelsea skipper, above, has his detractors but his coaching style at Villa was saluted to succeed one of world football’s most famous faces? It might be a hard sell for some who want their club to think outside the box. One thing’s for sure, Davidson’s rising stock will lead him to a bigger club – and that’s no disrespect to Saints. Jon Dahl Tomasson The Danish football legend proved his coaching credentials over two legs against Rangers, with Malmo securing a 4-2 aggregate win in Champions League qualifying. He’s another who is probably nearing his next career step after learning his trade as assistant manager of Denmark. His quips about Rangers needing Champions League cash grabbed Bridge for the first time in a Would brother Ronald, a by those who worked with him and the headlines but Ibrox followers generation. He is acutely aware his next role is pivotal, as every manager looks to avoid a second consecutive misstep. bonafide Ibrox legend, sweeten a deal or has De Boer’s wrong turns led him on a path on the wrong road to Ibrox? the 40-year-old wouldn’t shy away from the white-hot nature of life in Scotland. Terry’s lack of experience as a were left impressed by his coaching display as his side turned the game around against Rangers with only 10 men. DON’T MISS A THING For breaking news and the stories that matter to you Download our FREE app today

66 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 DXSC FOOTBALL: WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS we’re a bond slide rule keeps billy on the ball NEW RECRUIT: Jacob Brown has settled in ‘very well’ according to Kevin Nisbet and has already added to the team spirit within the camp By Scott Burns BILLY Gilmour is targeting another big night for Scotland - even though their last celebrations left him crocked. Scotland head to Chisinau tomorrow looking for the win over group minnows Moldova that would clinch second spot in Group F and with it a play-off spot for Qatar next year. Steve Clarke’s men have got themselves into this position on the back of four straight wins, including last month’s dramatic injury-time win over Israel thanks to Scott McTominay’s goal. It put Clarke’s team in the driving seat and sparked wild celebrations, but Gilmour, above, admits his own party antics left him struggling to walk. “I hadn’t played in a while. I did the knee slide and it was like somebody had shot me,” he said. “I felt my hamstrings go. If you look back I tried to stand up and I fell on one of my team-mates. “The boss was looking at me and I said I was done, I can’t run anymore. “They (Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson) were helping me stretch. KT was winding me up after the goal. He said something like ‘you can’t be cramping up, you are young’! I did cramp up a bit, but what a night it was.” The dramatic win over Israel was massive in terms of this qualifying campaign and Gilmour admitted the rollercoaster 3-2 win was emotional for everyone involved. He added: “That was a crazy game. When they scored early on I was like oh my God, no! I was constantly thinking we need a result here. “I enjoyed the game and we got back in and we got the penalty. I was thinking that Dykes was going to score. He missed and we thought, is it going to be one of those nights? “But it was a great team performance after that and Scott scored a last-minute winner and Hampden erupted.” Scotland backed that up with another win in the Faroes and the message from Clarke this week is just as simple: ‘Same again, lads’. The on-loan Norwich midfielder echoed his manager’s call: “Win - it is as simple as that,” added Gilmour. “It is going to be a tough match and we are going to need the full backing of everyone in Scotland. “We know we will get it and I want to make my family proud and it will be even better if we can end it with three points.” Gilmour acknowledges the expectation that rests on his shoulders, given that his parent club are Chelsea, but isn’t letting it affect him. “I am taking it all in my stride,” he added. “I am just going out and doing as well as I can on the pitch and especially with the players like Andy Robertson, John McGinn and Callum McGregor. “I have top players at top clubs who also have expectations. As a whole, as a team, we are expected to do well. “I love coming away with the Scotland team. “They are all good boys and we all want to do well for our country. To get the opportunity to keep playing for Scotland, I get a buzz off that.” group F p w d l f a Pts (Q) Denmark 8 8 0 0 27 0 24 Scotland 8 5 2 1 13 7 17 Israel 8 4 1 3 18 15 13 Austria 8 3 1 4 11 14 10 Faroe Islands 8 1 1 6 4 17 4 Moldova 8 0 1 7 4 24 1 Nisbet: I’ll always back myself to score KEVIN Nisbet has vowed to do all he can to fire Scotland into the World Cup play-offs – to repay Steve Clarke for sticking by him. The Hibs striker has been struggling for form of late, but the Scotland boss has kept faith in him for the all-important World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Denmark. Nisbet’s only scored two league goals but doesn’t think he is too far away from turning things around and is confident he can deliver if he is given the nod in Chisinau on Friday, with top scorer Lyndon Dykes and Ryan Christie both suspended. “I think it (my form) has tailed off the last few weeks,” Nisbet said. “Obviously we have had a bad run of results in the league but it will probably take me a goal and I will be back to normal form. I am not too worried at all. It’s just one of things, people go through bad spells, especially strikers. “I will always back myself to score goals. “It’s just about what I do this week in training to show the gaffer I am ready to start and if not then I am ready to come on. “Hopefully I get some minutes but the main thing for us is just about getting the three points.” Nisbet has come in for some stinging criticism this season and some of it from the Hibs support. He knows it is part of football and it will only make him stronger. “I know I will bounce back and score goals and come good again,” he continued. “I have been getting a lot of stick. I am not worried at all, I will bounce back soon. “I don’t really get annoyed about stuff I see on social media. I don’t really care about it. I just focus on myself and I am not worried in the slightest. “I am delighted to be here and be given another chance to prove myself. “But I think the gaffer knows it’s just a wee bit of bad form and that I am a good player. “I have always done well since I have been away with Scotland so I think he trusts me in that sense.” SCOTT BURNS

FOOTBALL: WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS of brothers By Scott Burns KEVIN Nisbet believes Steve Clarke has built up a bond in blue and the Scotland team are really going places now. And the nation hopes the next destination will be next year’s World Cup finals in Qatar. The national team qualified for Euro 2020 after 23 years in the international wilderness and are now potentially 90 minutes away from sealing a World Cup play-off spot – which could be achieved with a win in Moldova on Friday or at home to Denmark on Monday. Scotland have put together four wins on the bounce and Nisbet knows something special is growing within the camp. “We have got a good group here,” Nisbet said. “It’s been the same faces a lot. I think that helps people get used to each other. “We are taking that on to the park and producing results. “We are on a wee unbeaten run and it’s just up to us to continue that. “Every time the boys come away on a camp, the bond does get stronger. “I think that has shown in results and the way we have performed, getting to the Euros and on the verge of qualifying for a play-off spot. “But there is still a lot of work to do. We need to try and get three points on Friday and wrap it up as soon as possible. “The next few days are just about boys getting up to speed and letting the boys who played on Sunday recover a bit as well.” The nation enjoyed a massive boost from this summer’s finals return, after 23 years in the doldrums. Nisbet knows this Scotland squad are also taking great strides but the next goal has to be to make it back-to-back finals. “The World Cup is massive,” Nisbet continued. “The Euros were a great achievement as well but if we STOP START: But Nisbet is sure he’ll hit the goal trail again soon for Hibs LEADING THE WAY: Boss Steve Clarke oversees training yesterday want to progress as a nation then we need to start qualifying for more major tournaments. “We have put ourselves in a good position to do it. “Of course the World Cup has a hard route through the play-off, but full focus is on Friday and securing a place there first before even thinking about the play-off. “Obviously, it’s a big occasion. It’s a chance for us to secure second spot and get a play-off spot so it’s a massive game but the boys are relaxed and looking forward to it.” Clarke has brought in one new face to the squad, with the call-up of Stoke City striker Jacob Brown. With Lyndon Dykes and Ryan Christie unavailable for Friday’s match in Moldova, 23-year-old Brown adds to Clarke’s frontline options. DXSC Qatar’s the goal for us FROM BACK PAGE There might be competition on the training pitch but off it Nisbet is adamant they are all Team Scotland. He added: “He (Jacob) has come in and settled in very well. “You can see he is a good player in training, a good finisher, and I think he will add quality to the squad. “Competition is healthy and keeps everyone on their toes and makes you go out and want to do well in training and games to keep your spot. “We are all good friends on and off the park. It’s a good group of boys who aren’t like striker haters really. “They actually want each other to do well. We all get on very well. “It’s up to us to score the goals to get us through on Friday.” It might only take one as the be in the summer and we really want to put that right in the next tournament.” Scotland certainly go into their final two qualifying fixtures in confident mood, having won their last four games, leaving them clear in the fight to claim second spot in Group F. The only game the team have lost was in Denmark and that brought heavy criticism. Since then they have gone unbeaten and Clarke knows that most people There’s no striker haters. We want each other to do well last clash with Moldova at Hampden showed. It took a solitary strike from Dykes to seal it and it was the same in the Faroes last time out. Nisbet warned: “I don’t think there’s any easy international game. “They’ve got really good players. They pass the ball well. They didn’t create an awful lot of chances but the thing they will do is work hard, and they will give it 100 per cent. “We have to match that and our quality should shine through. “I don’t think we are going into the game over confident. It’s still an away tie in international football. “We are going in with the same mindset as we did against Israel and the Faroes, and will hopefully get a good victory and get through.” would have taken this position before a ball was kicked. Clarke, speaking to Sky Sports, continued: “The World Cup qualification has gone well and if you had said to everybody that we would have a chance with two games to go, needing one win to secure a play-off place, then most people I am sure would have accepted that at the start of the year. “Up to now it has been decent but there are still two games to go and we aren’t going to get carried away or ahead of ourselves.” Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 67 By Mark Walker Bitton: We will fight to the end CELTIC star Nir Bitton insists Israel haven’t given up hope of sneaking into the World Cup play-offs ahead of Scotland, as they prepare to face Austria. Israel are four points behind the Scots with two games left and face Austria in Klagenfurt tomorrow while Steve Clarke’s side are in Moldova. The Austrian public has deserted their side ahead of the game after a dismal World Cup campaign and less than 1,500 tickets have been sold for the tie. And 30-year-old Bitton, above, is clinging to the hope that Scotland could slip-up in Chisinau and Israel win, which would put them right back in the mix. He said: “We know what we have to do in Austria. The most important thing is to tighten up defensively. “We can’t impact what is happening to Scotland, we just have to make sure we do our own job. “If Scotland don’t win, it’s vital we see our side of things out by winning. “We have to defend better – not just our defence, but as a team. We also need to cut out the mistakes we have been making recently.” look who’s back The referee who oversaw one of the most humiliating defeats in Scotland’s history will take charge of tomorrow’s crucial World Cup qualifier in Moldova. Srdjan Jovanovic will officiate for the penultimate Group F clash in Chisinau. The Serbian official was also the referee when Kazakhstan – then ranked 117th – embarrassed Scotland in a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying loss in March 2019 at the Astana Arena. That result also sounded the death knell for manager Alex McLeish – who was relieved of his duties a month later. The 35-year-old, left, also presided over Celtic’s 1-1 draw away to Romanian side CFR Cluj in a Champions League qualifier in August 2019. Jovanovic was awarded his biggest International assignment just last month when he handled Italy’s 2-1 victory over Belgium in the UEFA Nations League third place play-off. Moldova rocked by keeper blow MOLDOVA have suffered a major blow ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup showdown with Scotland after their goalkeeper was ruled out through injury. Scotland know a win in Chisinau will be enough to clinch a play-off spot for Qatar 2022 when they face a country now languishing at their lowest-ever FIFA Ranking spot of 181st. And the former Soviet nation have been weakened by the withdrawal of their No.1 keeper Cristian Avram. The Romanian-based shot-stopper, above, has collected an unspecified injury and won’t face the Scots. Avram took the gloves from veteran keeper Stanislav Namasco and has played in Moldova’s last five World Cup qualifiers, including their 1-0 defeat at Hampden. Moldova boss Roberto Bordin has called up 35-yearold Nicolai Calancea as a replacement, who plays for local club Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni. Moldova will also be without suspended Olympiacos defender Oleg Reabciuk. He’s been replaced by Milsami Orhei full-back Igor Arhirii. mark walker

68 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/sport LION-HEaRTED EFFORT NEEDED RUGBY UNION: PAGE 59 DXSC qatar call of duty is our goal By Scott Burns STEVE Clarke has revealed a burning desire within his Scotland squad to qualify for next year’s World Cup and make up for their Euro 2020 disappointments. The national team will seal a play-off slot for the finals in Qatar by beating either Moldova or Denmark in their last two qualifiers. Clarke is desperate for his team to finish off the job and to keep themselves on course for next year’s showpiece tournament. He led the squad to this summer’s Euros after 23 years in the wilderness but it ended in disappointment, with a battling draw against England at Wembley the highlight alongside demoralising Hampden defeats against both the Czech Republic and Croatia. Head coach Clarke, right, said: “It has been a good year with the qualification for the tournament in the summer, that was a big thing for the country. “It was nice to play in that tournament but it would have been nicer to do better. “We recognise that it wasn’t to TURN TO PAGE 67 ENGLAND StUNNED AS KIWIS ENJOY ReVENGE IN SEMI T20 WORLD CUP CRICKET: P61 focused: Hoops boss Postecoglou ange keeps own house in order... By Michael Gannon ANGE Postecoglou insists he’s not peering over the fence at Ibrox as his focus is on his Celtic rebuilding mission. The Hoops boss – who bagged the cinch Premiership manager of the month award – is refusing to get distracted by Rangers being thrown into turmoil with Steven Gerrard set to join Aston Villa. Celtic’s big rivals face a major upheaval but Postecoglou is adamant his priority is to keep his own house in order. The Greek Aussie said: “I am fully focused on our own back yard. There is enough here, there is a lot to do and we have been pretty good so far at making sure we don’t take our focus away from what is important. “For me, right at this point of my TURN TO PAGE 63 all change: Gerrard looks increasingly likely to swap Ibrox for Villa Park STEVIE HEADS SOUTH Villa switch almost sealed STEVEN GERRARD’S time as Rangers manager was rapidly drawing to a close last night as he prepared to take over at Aston Villa. Express Sport revealed on Tuesday the Premier League outfit were set to seek permission to open contract talks with the former England captain – and the deal moved on significantly yesterday By Blair Esson when a compensation package worth around £3million was agreed between both clubs. Former Gers midfield star Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been installed as the bookies’ favourite to take over at Ibrox. We also understand a number of TURN TO PAGE 64 KNOW YOUR FOOTIE? Published by Express Newspapers, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA. Tel: 0141 332 9600. Printed by D C Thomson, 80 Kingsway East, Dundee DD4 8SL; West Ferry Printers Ltd., Unit A & B, Kimpton Road, Luton LU2 0TA; Johnstons Press, Outgang Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 3QE; Independent News & Media, 124-144 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EB; Bermont Impresion S.L Avenida de Alemania 12, 28821 Coslada, Madrid Spain. Deposito Legal no. T0-394/96; T.F. Print SA, Tenerife; EUROPRINTER SA Zone Aeropole avenue Jean Mermoz B 6041 GOSSELIES. The Daily Express adheres to the ethical and professional standards of the publishing industry as set out in the Editor’s Code of Practice. £5,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE POT THIS SATURDAY, 3PM* PLAY NOW DOWNLOAD THE APP 18+ UK only, T&Cs apply. Who Knows Wins is committed to responsible gambling and fairness. *WKW PICK 10 Total Prize Pot before deductions on 13/11/21 Enjoy the game but play responsibly. ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRS *TUW1234WBDS NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING Recycled paper made up 71% of the raw material for UK newspapers in 2015

DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 1 Puzzles Sudoku 11 1 4 5 2 easy Fill the grid so that every column, row, and 3x3 square includes all of the digits from one to nine. Solutions tomorrow 1 2 1 8 6 6 5 1 2 5 3 2 4 1 6 7 4 4 3 6 8 3 2 8 4 5 3 8 7 4 4 3 9 9 8 4 3 Medium 7 4 9 1 7 9 8 4 7 3 6 5 3 2 2 1 5 9 9 3 1 2 4 3 6 4 2 3 5 6 9 3 Difficult 6 8 9 4 3 1 5 Extra clues: 0901 322 5609 *Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 3 2 4 7 5 2 1 7 6 2 2 6 7 6 2 4 7 8 Today’s solution: 0907 181 2573 *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Quick Crossword Stuck on the puzzle? Call 0905 789 4188 to hear individual clues or the full solution CROSS DOUBT Stuck? Call for a clue 0901 322 5601 Halve your Target Time! Today’s solution 0901 322 5607 Both today’s words in a moment! *Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Can you make two common five-letter words from the nine letters given, using each letter only once? You can – but only if one letter features in both words in the squares on the right. There’s at least one way to do it, and you have to have the right letter at the crossover – but which one is it? See if you can find the answer within our target time. If you need help, ring our clue-line below to find out the crossover letter. Solution tomorrow A C F H I Across 1. Suitable (11) 9. Decay (3) 10. Complicated (9) 11. Position (5) 13. Tidiest (7) 14. Links between brain and body (6) 16. Fanatic (6) 18. Ointment (7) 19. Join (5) 20. Tease (9) 21. Fasten (3) 22. Repayment (11) Down 2. Mine (3) 3. Lift (5) 4. Obvious (6) 5. Copy (7) 6. Wayfarer (9) 7. Nearness (11) 8. Abstainer (11) 12. Haughtiness (9) 15. Refined (7) 17. Rigorous (6) 19. Expel (5) 21. Also (3) Solution tomorrow *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Service provider Spoke Ltd – Helpline 0333 202 3390 Target times: Average: 18 mins Good: 14 mins Excellent: 10 mins R T W Y Small Crossword 1 9 10 14 19 20 2 13 3 17 Kakuro 16 4 27 14 3 6 19 7 10 13 6 18 28 29 12 23 3 17 8 11 4 6 11 13 17 6 11 40 16 7 11 4 5 15 12 18 DOWN 1 Obliquely (8) 2 Quarry (4) 3 Classic film, _ A Wonderful Life (3) 4 A rig ruler (anag.) (9) 5 Names (6) 6 Furious (5) 6 16 8 ACROSS 1 Metaphysical (9) 7 Pal (6) 9 Arid regions (7) 10 Looked at (4) 12 Married woman’s title (3) 13 Clinic (7) 14 Suffer (3) 15 Fizzy water (4) 17 Chemical element (7) 19 Guidance system (3-3) 20 Planned series of events (9) 8 Space between two points (8) 11 Airing out (6) 13 Indian stringed instrument (5) 16 Terrible fate (4) 18 British river (3) Solution tomorrow For today’s solution call: 0907 181 2582 *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Fill each sequence of blank squares using the numbers 1-9. Each sequence – across and down – must total the number in the shaded box at the beginning or top of each line. A number may be repeated in each line but NOT in a sequence. Solution tomorrow

2 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Puzzles DX1ST Quizword ACROSS 6 Any of various small oily marine food fishes of the family Clupeidae (7) 7 Republic of Africa whose capital is Khartoum (5) 9 1973 play by Edward Bond about William Shakespeare (5) 10 Brazilian dance similar to the samba (7) 12 1886 stage play by Henrik Ibsen (11) 14 Rich sauce of egg yolks, butter and vinegar usually served with fish (11) 18 EM, author of the novels A Room With A View and Where Angels Fear To Tread (7) 19 and 1 Down US jazz trumpeter and composer married to the actress Cicely Tyson from 1981-88 (5,5) 21 and 20 Down ‘The --- ---’, second of Isaac Asimov’s Robot series of novels (5,3) 22 European republic whose capital is Vienna (7) DOWN 1 See 19 Across 2 In ballet, a slow section of a pas de deux (6) 3 Small social insect which lives in a formicary (3) 4 German city on the Isar River (6) 5 Milan opera house severely damaged during World War II (2,5) 8 Roman emperor who had a wall built in Britain as a defence against the northern British tribes (7) 11 and 15 World chess champion 1894- 1921 (7,6) 13 River rising in the Appalachians of West Virginia that flows into Chesapeake Bay (7) 15 See 11 16 The indigenous religion of Japan (6) 17 Hard-wearing cotton fabric used for trousers and work clothes (5) 20 See 21 Across Solution tomorrow Stuck on the puzzle? Call 0905 789 4190 to hear individual clues or the full solution *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Service provider Spoke Ltd – Helpline 0333 202 3390 Samurai Sudoku In Samurai Sudoku, normal sudoku rules apply, but the 9x9 sudoku at the centre shares four of its 3x3 boxes with those of the outer sudokus. Solution tomorrow 8 7 5 6 2 8 5 8 1 9 2 5 3 1 9 3 7 6 1 5 4 7 7 1 6 7 1 7 3 7 3 6 3 2 7 1 3 9 6 8 7 3 5 7 8 6 5 4 1 8 7 8 8 7 9 3 6 7 5 2 7 7 8 7 9 2 4 8 1 3 7 9 4 3 8 6 7 1 3 4 5 6 2 6 8 1 6 7 2 9 5 4 8 7 2 5 5 8 6 5 3 4 8 1 2 1 5 4 4 6 3 1 2 9 3 4 9 8 7 8 3 6 3 1 Word builder Answer each clue so that every word contains the same letters as the previous word, plus or minus one. Solution tomorrow Summit up If the number in each triangle is the sum of the two below, what is the top number? 6 9 12 17 25 6 32 8 49 42 13 15 91 24 18 7 99 11 57 42 4 25 17 7 10 3 Solution tomorrow 7 7 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Quizword Across: 1 Jack London; 7 Itten; 8 Mansell; 10 Haiphong; 11 Puig; 13 Rimini; 15 Daudet; 17 Midi; 18 Ostinato; 21 Snicket; 22 Caius; 23 Barton Fink. Down: 1 Jet Li; 2 Cinchona; 3 Lemony; 4 Niña; 5 Øresund; 6 High Crimes; 9 Lighthouse; 12 Mariachi; 14 Madeira; 16 Ashton; 19 Amick; 20 Skat. 1 Putrefy 2 Ripped 3 The underground 4 Mater 5 Unit of heat 6 Those 7 Encountered Samurai Sudoku 4 6 7 3 1 8 9 2 5 2 5 3 9 7 6 8 1 4 8 1 9 5 4 2 6 7 3 1 7 5 4 6 9 3 8 2 6 2 8 7 5 3 4 9 1 9 3 4 2 8 1 5 6 7 5 8 1 6 2 4 7 3 9 7 9 6 1 3 5 2 4 8 3 4 2 8 9 7 1 5 6 9 2 1 4 3 6 5 7 8 3 6 4 1 8 9 7 5 2 7 3 9 6 4 8 2 1 5 2 4 8 5 3 1 6 9 7 1 5 6 2 9 7 8 4 3 8 2 6 7 4 9 3 5 1 7 1 4 5 6 3 9 8 2 5 9 3 8 2 1 6 4 7 3 5 2 9 7 8 4 1 6 6 7 1 2 5 4 8 3 9 4 8 9 1 3 6 7 2 5 4 6 1 7 8 5 9 3 2 3 2 7 4 1 9 5 6 8 8 9 5 3 6 2 1 7 4 2 3 9 5 8 7 6 1 4 8 2 3 7 5 9 8 6 1 3 4 2 5 6 8 1 4 3 9 7 2 1 5 4 3 8 6 4 2 9 5 7 1 7 4 1 2 6 9 5 8 3 9 7 6 4 2 1 3 7 5 6 8 9 8 9 6 4 7 1 3 2 5 1 7 5 6 3 2 4 9 8 4 2 3 8 9 5 7 6 1 9 5 7 3 1 8 2 4 6 3 8 4 7 2 6 1 5 9 6 1 2 9 5 4 8 3 7 Small crossword 9 4 5 6 1 7 2 3 8 2 1 3 9 4 8 7 5 6 6 7 8 2 5 3 9 1 4 8 6 2 7 3 4 1 9 5 5 9 7 1 8 6 4 2 3 1 3 4 5 9 2 8 6 7 Across: 1 Attached, 8 Charge, 9 Mean, 10 Arc, 11 Insult, 13 Stillness, 15 Fences, 17 Ill, 18 Sofa, 19 On edge, 20 Assembly. Down: 1 Admission, 2 Twenty, 3 Teas, 4 Challenge, 5 Halt, 6 Erase, 7 Necessary, 12 Useful, 14 Idles, 15 Fads, 16 Comb.

DX1ST Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 3 1 4 5 2 11 Arrow-word Arrow-words are like crosswords, but the clues are printed inside squares on the grid. Write your answers in the blank squares in the direction indicated by the arrows. Solution tomorrow Anoint New film version John _, pictured Small landmass Great Lake Citrus fruit Redact Reason Blame Striped animal Sifts Wordsearch Try to equal Agog Chest bone Y F T D Z G S B U T K E E R C Q E U G A H J L S S O P S J D L D S L Q X J V L O Z B B K U M R P M E S I G T R A G G A T R O X L I A A J E F H Y H I S K F P J U W F B L S L T F U V L X B P V H U D T H Z O G N P E E J B A S A J A D S R E Z R S W W F A J E L D C E I D Q A T D U I M Z S C N I M O S X M R W T O S D U J O K L P U J O A Y R Q T N O Q V R O K V W T D S D A L G L I E S H N A H S E H B G Z F C B A R N A B Y W Z J D G Z B X Z F M A R P L E FICTIONAL DETECTIVES Find all the terms listed below in the grid. Solution tomorrow BARNABY ● CADFAEL ● CLOUSEAU ● CREEK DALGLIESH ● FROST ● HOLMES ● JAPP LESTRADE ● LEWIS ● MARPLE ● MORSE POIROT ● RAMOTSWE ● REBUS ● TAGGART WEXFORD ● WIMSEY Stretch out Fiddling emperor 0, in sports Hawaiian garland Repeat "_ a sudden..." (3,2) Notice Greek letter Skull and _, pirate flag Long fish Keenly (2,7) Frozen spike Remove the skin of Garden implement Coach As well as (2,3,2) Cook in an oven Mountain pass Rifleman Elk Abate Urban resident, informally Dance Group of tennis games Rugged cliff Divorce payment Prevent Egg cells Latch _, grip (2,2) Branched horns Garden bird Grandma Reckless Acknowledge Supercharger Longhaired goat Large hole Merit Sleigh Hymn tune Deeply ingrained Further than Breakfast food Hurry Spry Riddle Cares for Type of light (abbr.) Sample Against Laura _, pictured Thought YouTube clip, e.g. _ Walker, presenter Award (abbr.) Hem Thick Left on a ship, formerly Daddies Expire Agent 'No' vote Apt to cry Quick Crossword Across: 1 Arch; 3 Preceded; 9 Learned; 10 Vicar; 11 Peradventure; 13 Cotter; 15 Murmur; 17 Pestilential; 20 Risen; 21 Dissent; 22 Wanderer; 23 Plus. Down: 1 Allspice; 2 Chair; 4 Redden; 5 Covetousness; 6 Decorum; 7 Dark; 8 Inadvertence; 12 Prelates; 14 Treason; 16 Pledge; 18 Ideal; 19 Grow. Target LITHOLOGY golly holily hollo holly holt holy hoot hotly igloo litho LITHOLOGY logo loot loth oily olio ology toil toll tool yogi YESTERday’s solutions Wordsearch B I X P L I A B X B M N P R F A R U X R N C O U R T A L S D R V T M R O N N K X N A P N E R M W S Y Y S Z P D W R H E T I U Z O E M F E I A I E C P E S R W X M I D K C S R N Q G C T D W M V R R R O U E O L Y T E E C I L O P N N F T J L W I R R P B T X X O E S W I N E V Q M S S X N E D R A W U O Y E X M D Q J F E V F Z E J H N P L G C H U R Y S K G S U I V L N L T J R R T Q S A G U M M U S L E X Y E Y R A L G R U B N R C L C T S I G O L O H T A P The Alphapuzzle Across: Unlucky, Hour, Hewn, Inasmuch, Ablaze, Eldest, Jetsam, Verify, Appendix, Lump, Boss, Sundial. Down: Superb, Employ, Clan, Abscess, Scribe, Modest (clue), Gyrate, Vexing, Humidor, Laid, Quacks, Female. Arrow-word C T D C L J V O Y A G E A L A M O M L A I L W N P A R C E L M A F I A I P I C D U S T C H O S E N F I L T H O R E G G A E L A G P E L V I S A C U M E N S H E S L A G A I O T I S S T R A Y S D U C H Y R S E O N K E E L E Y F I F E B R O K E K T D E E P E N S K A B E E R R U T T R S A M A R I T A N P U T T O D E E I U S E U P N U T I S R A E L E R N S T E R A S T A E E L A R G Y L E N O R S E The AlphAbeater Black squares: 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 35, 39. Across: Heaven, Forbid, Fleck, Two, Magnificent, Zingy, Pitch, Interjected, Era, Jetty, Dreamt, Poison. Down: Hertz, Inked, Axiom, Notable, Foggy, Jam, Delinquents, Oak, Patsy, Bequest, Debts, Divot, Waxen. Sudoku Easy 4 3 1 6 5 2 9 8 7 3 4 9 1 2 8 7 6 5 2 7 6 8 9 4 5 1 3 9 7 2 5 6 8 8 4 3 7 1 9 5 1 6 3 4 2 6 8 5 2 7 1 7 3 9 6 5 4 1 2 4 8 9 3 3 9 1 4 8 5 2 5 7 1 3 6 4 6 8 9 2 7 Battleships Cross doubt Across: GHOST Down: TROLL Sudoku Medium 3 8 6 5 2 7 4 9 1 6 1 5 9 7 2 8 4 3 1 5 8 2 3 9 7 6 4 Kakuro 7 1 1 4 1 7 8 4 1 3 2 2 9 4 9 7 2 1 5 8 3 1 6 4 9 5 6 2 8 3 7 7 4 8 9 2 3 3 5 6 4 8 1 2 1 9 5 7 6 9 2 3 7 6 4 6 7 4 1 5 8 1 8 5 3 9 2 9 8 2 9 8 Summit up 95 and 95 3 1 2 5 1 4 2 3 8 5 2 3 3 9 9 8 8 4 3 5 7 9 2 1 4 1 2 Sudoku difficult 4 8 1 7 5 9 2 3 6 9 2 8 5 1 3 6 7 4 1 6 2 8 4 7 3 9 5 keijo 1 3 4 2 6 9 2 1 4 3 7 8 5 3 5 4 8 7 6 2 1 9 5 3 7 9 2 1 4 6 8 4 1 2 3 3 2 1 4 Word builder 5 3 7 8 6 2 1 4 9 7 1 6 9 2 4 3 8 5 4 9 8 6 5 3 2 7 1 2 4 3 1 Fit, Gift, Fight, Fright, Girth, Grit, Rig

4 Daily Express Thursday, November 11, 2021 Puzzles crusader prize crossword Across 1 Christian beliefs about matches played around one (9) 6 His last taxi – that’s a sign of healing (4) 10 Doctor and lieutenant taking turn in shed (5) 11 Protest spread of flu in friend outside (9) 12 Salesman hoping first to get wrong result (7) 13 One cold slice somehow features in winter (7) 14 Suppose old contest is taking European shape (6,2,5) 17 Working meal in clubs – sunshine breaks out (8,5) 21 Film star fellow left at home (7) 22 A knight, quite eccentric and old (7) 24 Mixed up hospital department and went fishing (9) 25 Role played around island bay (5) 26 Female from grim area (4) 27 Hastened to get some eggs (9) Down 1 Initially cooking mash around back part of engine (8) 2 Son pursues endless faith and support (5) 3 Pet let out, making a noise that’s a crime (6,8) 4 Conflagration set for nine (7) 5 Unhappiness is a problem in man (7) 7 City map going round, a new fake (9) 8 Bully has right to some chicken (6) 9 Farming VIP told about launch pad (6,8) 15 Overseas territory making large return with right table (9) 16 Coaxed daughter and turned round (8) 18 Negative point, as well as surprise (7) 19 Snarled about defamation (7) 20 Shout for second best (6) 23 Almost leave students an old pen (5) DX1ST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 9 11 16 1 4 5 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN Read down the letters in the highlighted squares to reveal the mystery word. Name Address Postcode 2 WIN £100 CASH TO ENTER: Call 0904 161 3700 and leave your answer and details, or text DXCRUS followed by a space, your answer, name and address details to 88833. Calls cost £1.50 plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Texts cost £1.50 plus your standard network rate. Lines close at midnight tonight. Or send your grid containing the answer in the shaded squares by posting it to: Crusader Crossword, November 11, PO Box 12578, Sutton Coldfield B73 9BT. Entries must be postmarked by November 12 at the latest. SP: Spoke – 0333 202 3390. For any postal enquiries, call helpline number. An extra day is given for postal entries during bank holidays. ● The winner will be the first random correct entry drawn from all entry routes after the closing date of November 18. The Editor’s decision is final. TUESDAY’S SOLUTION ACROSS: 1 Hide, 3 Motorcycle, 9 Nick, 10 Determined, 11 Marshmallow, 15 Detractor, 17 Agile, 18 Windy, 19 Pneumatic, 20 Economy-size, 24 Senegalese, 25 Curl, 26 Electorate, 27 Zeus. DOWN: 1 Hand-me-down, 2 Decorating, 4 Opera, 5 Overlarge, 6 Come what may, 7 Cent, 8 Eddy, 12 Heavyweight, 13 Distribute, 14 Seychelles, 16 Top dollar, 21 Onset, 22 Isle, 23 Once. Prizeword: Recycle Target E T K A R E E R M HOW many words of four letters or more can you make from the letters shown here? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals. Verb forms ending in S permitted’. TODAY’S TARGET Good 19; very good 29; excellent 38 (or more). Solution tomorrow FIND where the fleet of ships shown is hidden in the grid. The numbers to the right of and below the grid indicate how many of the squares in that row are filled in with ships or parts of ships. The ships do not touch each other, even diagonally. Some squares have been filled in to start you off. Solution tomorrow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A B C D E F G H I J 1 4 1 2 2 0 3 4 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 4 1 2 2 1 x Battleship 2 x Cruiser 3 x Destroyer 4 x Submarine ● The Target uses words in the main body of Chambers 21st Century Dictionary (1999 edition) Call 0907 181 2585 for today’s Target solution *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Battleships The Alphabeater The Alphapuzzle ® CAN you crack the Alphabeater? Each grid number represents a letter – or black square. As in Alphapuzzle, every letter of the alphabet is used. But you have to complete the grid too! Use the given letters and black squares below the grid to start. The grid is ‘rotationally symmetrical’ – in other words, it looks the same if you turn the page upside down. Solution tomorrow 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 37 6 17 36 3 30 10 33 17 23 15 34 37 2 13 28 15 12 21 32 18 23 35 9 12 7 1 2 3 P 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 ■ 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 F ■ Target Time: 36 minutes Extra letter clues 0907 181 2560 (Deduct three minutes for each extra clue letter heard) Full solution 0907 181 2558 *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. ● Alternatively, for six Extra Letter clues to your mobile, text DXBEAT to 64343. Texts cost £1 plus your usual operator rate Keijo 3 11 27 30 19 15 24 13 17 23 4 14 11 19 3 17 26 17 13 4 7 31 28 15 25 1 15 15 39 8 16 27 32 2 20 7 26 18 33 39 34 3 6 32 29 15 31 38 34 16 17 34 31 27 37 1 1 13 28 1 2 2 4 4 1 2 2 4 7 35 17 21 13 39 27 30 32 25 27 26 8 17 37 36 2 40 33 33 29 37 12 37 5 21 23 30 33 32 13 18 16 23 35 10 11 3 4 33 23 5 2 37 39 31 25 32 17 3 33 9 38 16 17 28 17 31 1 33 23 37 2 22 16 4 18 23 25 5 12 35 11 4 8 7 40 21 20 34 13 24 33 40 37 16 22 14 23 17 6 14 15 16 ■ 17 18 19 J 20 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Place the tiles into the grid so that four different numbers and four different shapes appear in each row and column. Solution tomorrow 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 Alphapuzzle ® tests logic and word power. Each grid number stands for a letter. Every letter of the alphabet is used. Use the given letter or letters — below the main grid — to start. Solution tomorrow Difficulty: 9/10; TARGET: 28 mins; Clue: Competed to dismiss for plunder. 1 4 25 11 15 13 12 14 9 3 3 3 2 17 15 13 26 7 4 1 17 15 2 9 13 4 20 4 22 4 22 5 1 6 26 1 10 4 13 4 26 3 17 19 22 5 17 2 26 16 26 6 13 23 4 21 17 5 9 2 21 4 25 6 22 18 6 22 17 10 6 21 17 5 6 24 24 4 4 9 17 7 24 20 2 2 4 13 3 4 7 8 6 13 17 5 18 13 7 4 26 13 4 22 18 17 17 13 5 17 2 12 15 26 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 N 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 extra letter clues: 0907 181 2568 (Hear up to six Extra Letters, deduct two minutes for each clue letter heard) Alternatively, for six extra letter clues direct to your mobile, text DXALPHA to 64343. Texts cost £1 plus normal network operator rate. full solution: 0907 181 2565; Across ONLY: 0907 181 2561; Down ONLY: 0907 181 2562. *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Alphapuzzle® ©2019 Acorn Editorial Ltd. All words appear in Chambers Dictionary. THE DAILY EXPRESS 30-SECOND challenge Today’s answers: Beginner = 61; Intermediate = 111; Advanced = 91. PLAY MORE CROSSWORDS AND GAMES AT EXPRESS.CO.UK/PUZZLES *SP: Spoke – Helpline 0333 202 3390

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