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HERE WE GO AGAIN
First Minister assures
faithful there WILL be
a referendum in 2023
SEE PAGE 8
Extra 2m prioritised for third jab as Omicron strain is found in Scotland
pressure on to
●’Speeding up’ of ●Fourth jab goes to
booster to over-18s immunosuppressed
by Tom Martin
and Richard Percival
NICOLA Sturgeon is
pressure to reopen mass
Covid vaccination hubs
after six cases of the
Omicron strain were
detected in Scotland.
programme was being
expanded and sped up in
line with expert advice
from the Joint Committee
on Vaccination and
Scientists said booster jabs
should be offered to all over-18s
while the the minimum gap
between the second dose and
booster should also be cut to
three months amid growing
concerns over the new variant.
They also recommended
children aged 12 to 15 should be
invited for a second jab three
months after their first.
people should be offered a
fourth dose of the vaccine as a
booster, the experts said.
It means more than two
million people in Scotland are
now eligible and in the queue.
Scotland’s chief medical
officer Dr Gregor Smith said
work was already “underway”
on implementing the advice and
speeding up boosters.
He said: “Urgent talks with
health boards and vaccination
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Weather Boris: forecast EU
By Martyn Brown
BORIS Johnson has
warned France that all
of Europe must take
responsibility for the
Channel migrant crisis.
Hitting back at French
sniping, the Prime Minister
insisted that nations had to
Mr Johnson had been
rejigs top team
accused by France’s
interior minister Gerald
Darmanin of making a
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Glasgow/Argyll: Wet with outbreaks of Caithness/North West: Overcast and wet North West: Overcast and wet with light East Anglia: Mostly cloudy with patchy
Today’s summary: Cloudy with rain in the north
rain, possibly heavy later. Moderate southwesterly
winds. High 11C (52F).
south-easterly winds. High 8C (46F).
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winds. High 11C (52F).
with patchy light rain or drizzle. Moderate
“take responsibility” for
spells of rain or drizzle. Brisk south-
drizzle, mainly later. Moderate westerly
North West Coast: It is set to bethe dull and migrant East crisis. Coast: It is expected to be g
wet with cloudy skies and spells of rain at dull and cloudy with rain, particula
Edinburgh: Mostly cloudy with light rain, Falkirk/Stirling: Wet with outbreaks of light Northern Ireland: Mainly dull with spells of London/South East: Mostly dry but dull times, heavy later. A moderate southwesterly
breeze. High 11C (52F). Mr Johnson Highput 11C a (52F). letter
The row noon. began A moderate after south-westerly w
mainly later. Moderate south-westerly rain and drizzle expected. Moderate southwesterly
winds. High 10C (50F).
westerly winds. High 11C (52F). Rayner Fresh was westerly not consulted
winds. High 12C (54F).
heavy rain moving in later. Moderate In south-
an dcloudy. Possibly a few spots of rain.
winds. High 12C (54F).
South West Coast: It is going to to beFrench mostly President
North Central Ireland: It is going
Fife/Dundee: Overcast and wet with light Central Highlands: Dull and wet with rain Wales: Mainly cloudy with a chanceover of Sir South: Keir’s Mainly reshuffle
dry but grey with the odd
wet and cloudy with outbreaks of heavy and wet with outbreaks of rain at t
rain or drizzle. Moderate south-westerly or drizzle, mainly light and patchy. Gentle showers. Rain during the evening. Gentle spot of rain possible. Moderate southwesterly
winds. High 11C (52F).
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rain, particularly later. A strengthening heavy later. A moderate south-wes
winds. High 10C (50F).
southerly winds. High 8C (46F).
westerly winds. High 11C (52F).
The Borders: Wet with patchy light rain Moray Firth/Aberdeen: Wet with rain and Midlands: Wet with outbreaks of light rain South West: Damp and overcast with
South Central Ireland: It will be
and drizzle expected. Freshening southwesterly
winds. High 10C (50F).
Gentle southerly winds. High 7C (45F).
drizzle, mostly light and patchy though.
looks set to b
and drizzle. Moderate south-westerly winds. drizzle or light rain at times. Strong southwesterly
winds. High 13C (55F).
especially later. A moderate south-westerly Channel last particularly Wednesday. later. A moderate south
dull with cloudy skies and with light people rain, drowned wet and cloudy in the with spells of heav
High 11C (52F).
SW Scotland: Wet with patchy light rain and England, Wales and Northern Ireland: North East/Yorks: Mostly dull and cloudy Channel Isles: Mostly cloudy with patchy breeze. High 11C (52F).
westerly wind. High 11C (52F).
drizzle expected. Moderate south-westerly Mainly dull and cloudy with outbreaks of with light rain, mainly later. Moderate southwesterly
winds. High 11C (52F).
High 12C (54F).
Outlook tomorrow: spokesman Ireland said: “The Warmest: Eglinton 11C (52F)
drizzle, mainly later. Strong westerly winds.
The PM’s official
winds. High 10C (50F).
rain in the north. High 13C (55F).
Shetland/Orkney: Heavy wintry showers Sea: North Sea: Moderate. Irish Sea:
Scotland: Overcast with outbreaks of rain, Sea: North Sea: Moderate. Irish Sea:
Channel crossings Extremes: are Coldest: a Katesbridge -2C (28F
persistent later. Moderate south-easterly Rough. Channel: Moderate.
heavy and persistent later. Brisk westerly Rough. Channel: Moderate.
A bright day with spells of sunshine and
(24 hours Wettest: Altnahinch Filters 0.1
winds. Very cold. High 3C (37F).
winds. High 12C (54F).
variable amounts of cloud cover. Scattered matter where the UK
to 2pm yesterday)
showers will develop and may beneeds locally to work closely with
UK OUTLOOK TOMORROW: Mainly dry and sunny but there is a chance of showers
UK OUTLOOK TOMORROW: Mainly dry and sunny but there is a chance of showers
which will be most frequent in the north and west and may be wintry across Scotland.
heavy. Gentle to brisk north-westerly winds.
which will be most frequent in the north and west and may be wintry across Scotland.
France and indeed the rest
of Europe. We know the
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Watchdog to ban sleazy MP work
MPs will be banned from
consultancy work under
to clean up parliament.
All second jobs would have
formal contracts to put an end
to highly paid but vague roles.
And MPs must face probes for
online trolling, the Commons
Standards Committee says.
It also recommends
By Sam Lister
ministers register gifts and
hospitality in Parliament. And
Commissioner for Standards
Kathryn Stone would have the
power to investigate.
Work on the plan was under
way before the sleaze row
over outside work by ex-Tory
MP Owen Paterson.
Work row... Paterson
Ms Novak said: “The
new German government
wants to impose its
mindset, its picture, its
cultural ideas on the other
European nations, which I
don’t think is fair. I don’t
think that is right.
“We have to understand
why Brexit happened.
British people have a very
strong identity, which is
different to many other
OPINION 12 TV 37 stars 42 LETTERS 44 CITY 46 SPORT 48 PLUS Puzzles pullouT
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3
Jenna is now the
queen of fashion
By Frances Millar
VICTORIA star Jenna Coleman
reigned supreme in the glamour
stakes last night as she dazzled
at the Fashion Awards.
The actress, 35, left,
braved the biting cold at
London’s Royal Albert
Hall in an ethereal
One of the most
glamorous nights in
the fashion diary was
awash with fabulous
Among those on the red
carpet were actresses Demi
Moore and Gillian Anderson,
royal Lady Amelia Windsor and
model Poppy Delevingne.
Sparkle...Demi Moore at Fashion Awards. Left, Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria
Stars of the show...from left, royal Lady Amelia Windsor, TV’s
Gillian Anderson and model Poppy Delevingne last night
Snoozker champ falls asleep in game
Needs a rest...Mark Williams nods off
critics claim snooker can be dull
enough to send anyone to sleep.
And three-time world title holder
Mark Williams proved their point
yesterday, nodding off in his surprise
loss at the UK Championship.
Williams, 46, snoozed in a chair
as Anthony Hamilton romped to a
6-5 second round win in York.
The double UK champion, who
missed two tournaments after testing
positive for Covid last month,
said he had slumped into an
By Paul Jeeves
“embarrassing” slumber. He
added: “Thirty years as a professional,
that’s the first time I’ve ever
fell asleep in the chair.
“It was 3-2 and I was out. My
head went down and I woke up and
I didn’t have a clue where I was for
about five seconds.
“It was a bit embarrassing but I
was just shattered. I need to be
playing in the mornings really, or
afternoons. The more the day goes
on the more tired I get.
“It’s disappointing but there’s
people that have had Covid a lot
worse than I’ve had it, so I’m one
of the lucky ones really.
“It’s definitely better than what it
was a couple of weeks ago so I’ve
just got to keep going.
“If I play night matches I’m going
to really struggle.”
Hamilton, ranked 56 in the
world, won three frames in a row
before Williams levelled at 5-5,
only for Hamilton to benefit from a
massive fluke on a red during a
match-winning break of 70 in the
Williams is next due to play at
the Scottish Open in Llandudno
next Monday, and he joked: “It’s
only best of seven, so I should be
able to stay awake for that one.”
4 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
‘Hope for the best but we
from PAGE one
partners are underway and further
information on the delivery of this advice will
follow as soon as possible.
“In the meantime we will continue to
prioritise booster vaccinations for older
adults and those in Covid-19 at-risk groups,
working through the priority groups as we
have done throughout the pandemic.
“Booster appointments are currently being
offered to all those over 40 years old and we
encourage anyone who is eligible for a
booster – or who is still to have any dose of
the COVID-19 vaccine – to book an
appointment and get vaccinated as soon as
He said the jab campaign had been stepped
up and added: “Scotland has already started
work on its implementation, including the
recommendation that boosters can now be
given to all adults no less than three months
after a second dose.”
But the Scottish Tories again urged Health
Secretary Humza Yousaf to examine
reopening large-scale hubs to accelerate the
programme even faster.
Dr Sandesh Gulhane, the Scottish
Conservative health spokesman, said: “I have
been calling on the Scottish Government to
reopen mass vaccination clinics for some time
now to speed up the rollout of the booster
“I have been surprised and disappointed by
their reluctance to do so until now –
but today’s announcement from the JCVI
makes the case for reopening them
“Cutting the recommended gap between
second dose and booster from six months to
three months is a sensible and prompt
response from the JCVI to hopefully limit the
spread of the new Omicron variant.
“But it means the Health Secretary must
dramatically ramp up the Scottish NHS’s
capacity to deliver jags.
“The only way to do that is to reopen mass
vaccination clinics immediately.”
Eleven Omicron cases have now been
detected across the UK.
Four have been identified in
Lanarkshire and two in
Greater Glasgow and
Those affected are
isolating but none are
situation in Scotland,
Nicola Sturgeon urged
people to “prepare for
the worst” but said she
was hoping for the best.
She said Public
Health Scotland and local
health protection teams
are working together and
“enhanced” contact tracing is
being undertaken to establish the
origin of the virus and any individuals the
people have come into contact with in recent
All close contacts of suspected Omicron
cases will be advised to self-isolate for 10
days, regardless of their vaccination status,
and enhanced testing will take place in areas
where cases have been confirmed.
Ms Sturgeon said much is still to be learned
about the new variant, adding: “What we do
know at this stage confirms in my view that
we should treat it seriously and that we
should continue to act on a precautionary
basis at this stage.
“While we all hope that the emerging
understanding of it
will reduce rather than
increase our level of
concern, there is no
doubt that this presents
potentially the most
challenging development in the
course of the pandemic for quite some
time. It’s important to prepare for the worst.
“That does not mean that we are not
hoping for something considerably short of
“We are still hoping for the best.”
Ms Sturgeon said compliance with
restrictions is “vital”, and urged people to get
fully vaccinated, take regular lateral flow tests
and adhere to the rules around mask wearing,
ventilation and hygiene as well as working
from home if possible.
She is not asking people to put Christmas
plans on hold for the time being but added:
“On any occasion that you are intending to
socialise or mix with people from other
households, please do use an LFD test.” The
first two cases in the UK, in Nottingham and
in Brentwood, Essex, were announced on
Saturday, while a third Omicron case was
detected in the UK on Sunday in a person
with travel links to southern Africa.
Yesterday afternoon, health ministers from
the G7 group of nations held an urgent
meeting to discuss the variant first detected in
South Africa amid concerns it could spread
rapidly and partially evade existing jabs.
Yesterday, Professor Wei Shen Lim, of the
JCVI, said boosters should be provided “early
enough before any possible wave” of the new
variant to put the country in the “best possible
Laying out his five points of advice for vaccine
response against the Omicron variant, he
said: “The first, we’re advising that the
booster programme should now be extended
to adults aged 18 to 39 years old.
“This is in addition to the existing programme
for boosters, meaning that, from now,
all adults aged 18 years and above will be eligible
for a booster.” He said the booster programme
should follow an order of priority
based on age and risk level.
Those who are immuno-supressed should
come forward for a fourth dose.
England’s deputy chief medical officer
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam told a Downing
Street briefing that coronavirus variants were
inevitable and Omicron was the “new kid on
the block for now” but suggested the UK was
in “unchartered territory” as to whether it
would take hold.
He added: “I think it’s true to say that scientists
around the world, not just in the UK,
unfortunately agree that this one is of
“The number of mutations makes us worry
about a possible effect on vaccine
A further 42,583 lab-confirmed Covid-19
cases were reported in the UK yesterday, plus
35 more deaths within 28 days of patients
festing positive for Covid-19. That took the
total UK fatalities to 144,810.
OPINION: PAGE 12
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5
prepare for the worst’
LATEST FIGURES FOR SCOTLAND
By Eric McGowan
A FURTHER 2,244 new
cases of coronavirus
have been reported in
Scotland in the last 24
hours as it emerged six
cases of the new Omicron
variant have been
identified in the country.
Latest data shows there
are 715 Covid patients in
Scottish hospitals, which
is up six from the day
There are currently 52
people being treated in
intensive care units, down
three over the same
No new deaths from the
virus have been reported,
meaning Scotland’s death
toll remains at 9,562.
However, 12,028 deaths
have been registered in
Scotland where Covid-19
was mentioned on the
death certificate up to
In terms of Public
Health Scotland’s rolling
seven-day infection rate
per 100,000 population,
Falkirk, pictured, has the
highest rate in the
country – at 564.9 as of
Sunday. Orkney had the
lowest at 133.9.
A total of 4,345,855
people have received one
dose of a Covid vaccine;
3,948,483 are double
jabbed and 1,659,464
people have received a
Omicron variant less
harmful, say experts
OMICRON patients do not appear to be
suffering with more severe symptoms,
South African doctors have said.
Medics treating some of the world’s
first cases said most were experiencing
mild illness, despite signs that the variant
is more infectious.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, an
adviser to the country’s government, said
Omicron appeared to be more able to
infect people who were
vaccinated or had past infection.
But he added: “Based on what
we know and how the other
variants of concern have reacted
to vaccine immunity, we can
expect that we will still see high
effectiveness for hospitalisation
and severe disease, and that
protection of the vaccines is
likely to remain strong.”
Prof Abdool Karim told a
news conference Omicron was
so far causing mild symptoms,
including a dry cough, fever and
night sweats. He also said he
expected the variant to drive
new daily infections in South
Africa above 10,000 before the
end of the week, from less than
3,000 on Sunday.
Dr Angelique Coetzee, who
chairs the South African Medical
Association, said the cases she
had seen at the epicentre of the outbreak
were “extremely mild” and there were
differences compared to previous strains.
Unlike with the Delta variant, Omicron
patients had not reported loss of smell or
taste and there has been no major drop in
oxygen levels, she said.
She added: “The most predominant
Dr Joe Phaahla,
top, and Clive Dix
By Hanna Geissler
clinical complaint was severe fatigue for
one or two days. With them, the headache
and the body aches and pain.”
South Africa’s health minister said there
was “absolutely no need to panic” despite
the recent surge in cases.
Joe Phaahla said the country had been
in a similar position before when it
detected cases of the Beta
variant last December so this
“is no new territory for us”.
Professor Karl Lauterbach
suggested the variant could
even turn out to be “an early
Christmas present” if it causes
milder symptoms than previous
strains. But he cautioned that
South Africa had a younger
population and countries in
Europe have more older people
at higher risk from Covid.
Clive Dix, former chief of the
UK Vaccines Taskforce, said he
was “not that concerned”
about Omicron as it was
unlikely to evade vaccines
significantly enough to cause
a large increase in
hospitalisations and deaths.
He added: “This is very
unlikely to be anything other
than another variant, just like the Kent
one was, just like the Delta one was.
“I think our vaccines will hold up to it
and I think we’ll be fine.”
But Mr Dix also warned that Omicron
should be a “wake-up call” about the
need to prepare for development of
new vaccines to target variants.
Tories want return of
centres like one set
up in this temporary
hospital in Glasgow
THE emergence of the Omicron
variant, including the discovery of
cases in the UK in the past week, has
dramatically increased the need to
bolster protection levels against
Covid-19 across the country.
The exact threat from this new
variant is still unknown, but what is
clear is that the vaccine remains our
best protection against the virus.
We know immunity levels from the
first two doses of the jab begin to
wane over time. But latest data has
shown that a booster dose provides at
least 93 per cent protection against
It is not yet known exactly how
Omicron will respond to the UK
vaccines, but it is hoped they will
provide good protection against
severe disease as a minimum.
That is why the Joint Committee on
Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)
has recommended that boosters be
offered to everyone over the age of 18
no sooner than three months after
their first two doses.
We have also advised that 12-15 year
olds are given a second dose of the
vaccine 12 weeks after their first dose.
Both of these measures will help
increase our immunity and make us
Prof Anthony Harnden
Dept chair, Joint Committee on
Vaccination and Immunisation
better prepared for any possible
increase in Omicron cases, and any
other Covid-19 variants, this winter.
For these reasons it is also vital that
anyone who is yet to take up their first
two doses of the jab do so as soon as
But the vaccine is not the only
way we can help limit the impact of
Everyday actions like wearing masks
in shops and on public transport,
regularly washing our hands, and
meeting others in well-ventilated
places or outdoors, all dramatically
reduce our chances of catching or
spreading the virus.
By taking up the vaccine, including
boosters, being vigilant with masks
and hand hygiene, and being
considerate in our contact with
others, we can all do our bit to
ensure we stay on top during this
6 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Scramble to switch
winter holidays as
borders are closed
By Cyril Dixon
BRITISH tourists were left in a winter
holiday nightmare yesterday after a
Covid crackdown by Switzerland hit
skiing trips and Christmas breaks.
Many were forced to cancel their
first overseas journey since the start of
the pandemic, or pay extra to switch
to destinations outside Switzerland.
Angry holidaymakers and travel
industry officials had slammed the
announcement that British visitors
must quarantine for 10 days.
Former British Airways boss
Willie Walsh condemned the “kneejerk
decision” that will cause “huge
hardship” to travellers.
The Swiss decision to impose
lengthy isolation periods alongside
proof of vaccination and a negative
PCR test followed news that the new
Omicron strain had reached the UK.
Thousands of skiers and snowboarders
had been expecting to hit
the slopes for the first time since 2019
after Covid had wiped out the last
Many were winter sports fans and
bound for Swiss resorts. But the
10-day quarantine rule from Saturday
means they would have spent their
entire holiday locked up in a hotel.
Jack Fitzgerald was forced to miss
his easyJet flight to Geneva yesterday
morning, even though he was travelling
on to France.
He said: “We were advised they
would only let you board the plane if
you were a Swiss resident, and even
then you would still need a PCR and
10 days of quarantine.
“One of our group went to Gatwick
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yesterday and easyJet advised they
had taken some people off the flight
“He then met the group, who were
waiting for their luggage to be
removed from the plane.”
Dentist Fiona Aimey, 49, spent
yesterday morning at Heathrow,
desperately trying to switch her flight
destination from Geneva to Lyon
She said: “I got this email the night
before saying the Swiss government
had changed the rules of entry.
“Then I checked it out and realised
you had to quarantine. I can’t isolate.
I would have spent my whole holiday
Fiona, from Finchley, north London,
had paid about £1,800 for her weeklong
trip with the Ski Club of Great
Britain, and faced paying an extra
£250 to switch flights.
Travel industry executive Ed Pyke
said: “That’s my ski holiday in a few
weeks kaiboshed. Swiss foreign
policy is having a real impact on
“What a shambles of mixed
messaging. Problem is, the damage is
already done in many cases.”
Sally Harris, a community pharmacist
from Tafarn-y-Gelyn, North
Wales, tweeted: “My skiing holiday
feels like it’s slipping away.
“I realise this is a First World problem
but it’s still making me sad.”
Ben Jones, 39, was planning to take
his wife Rachel, 37, daughter Evie,
15, and son Alfie, 10, to see the
Christmas markets in the Swiss city
But the family saw their plans
shattered by the Swiss government’s
They will almost certainly have to
cancel the £1,500 trip planned for
December 17 and risk losing about
£1,000 on flights and other nonrefundable
Ben said: “I just feel it’s a big
disappointment. We can’t go away
because of a knee-jerk decision.
“We haven’t been abroad for a
long time and were really
looking forward to seeing
“Now we can’t do
that because a government
has a power
to make that decision
with no consideration
for the people
Ben, 39, from
Willie Walsh says
testing can keep
“We have done the Hyde Park Winter
Wonderland. But for me and the kids,
that doesn’t compare with what they
would experience abroad.”
The Rev Matthew Ross, a Church
of Scotland Minister who works in
Geneva, was caught out after visiting
his family in Edinburgh for a
He tweeted: “So 10 days of working
online in isolation, zoom meetings,
good books and television
Switzerland’s decision followed
Britain’s return to quarantine rules
for new entrants until they return
negative results in a PCR test taken
within two days.
Mr Walsh, director general of airline
trade body the International Air
Transport Association, said: “I’m very
disappointed to see this knee-jerk
reaction by governments to the latest
“I think sensible testing regimes
which have been proven to be effective
could be introduced which would
enable people to continue travelling
in a safe environment.
“It’s disappointing that the
Government does not reflect
on the significant data that
they have available.”
Watchdogs have been
urged to monitor testing
firms after a Which? probe
showed that some were
exploiting travellers arriving in
Research showed nearly a
quarter of private Covid test
providers are charging
£100 for the service.
in PPE yesterday
Jittery Japan shuts down to all foreigners
Japan closed its borders to
all foreign travellers as more
nations around the world
bolstered their defences.
As nervousness over the
Omicron variant rose, Tokyo
said it would shut to all
foreigners, including students
and business travellers
It becomes the second
country after Israel to
completely close its borders
amid fears that Omicron may
be more transmissible than
previous variants of the
Prime Minister Fumio
By Mark Reynolds
Kishida said: “We are taking
measures with a strong sense
Mr Kishida said Japan will
go ahead with providing
booster jabs to its vulnerable
population, three quarters of
which is already fully
Elsewhere, Dutch police
confirmed they had detained a
couple who “escaped” from a
Covid-quarantine hotel. The
arrests were made on a plane
in Amsterdam’s Schiphol
airport just before it departed
to Spain on Sunday. The
Spanish man and Portuguese
woman were later handed
over to the country’s health
The Netherlands is just one
of many countries to tighten
The United States’ top
infectious diseases expert, Dr
Anthony Fauci, said he would
not be surprised if the new
strain is already in the US too.
“We have not detected it yet,
but when you have a virus
that is showing this degree of
transmissibility... it almost
invariably is ultimately going
to go essentially all over,” he
said on NBC television.
which only recently began
loosening border restrictions,
announced a ban on visitors
from eight African counties.
Sri Lanka, Singapore and
the Maldives also announced
a tightening of restrictions as
fears escalated. At Kuala
Lumpur airport in Malaysia
yesterday one traveller was
taking no chances, dressed in
a full PPE suit.
Pictures: Jonathan Buckmaster
relief on rebookings
By Steph Spyro
TUI and easyJet have updated their
policies on rebooking flights after travel
rules were changed to prevent the
spread of the Omicron variant.
EasyJet is allowing customers to
change flight plans from the end of this
year into 2022. Bookings until March 31
can be changed free of charge up to
two hours before departure.
A separate “travel restriction
protection” policy allowing a refund if a
holiday is affected by a lockdown travel
ban or hotel quarantine is being
extended to the end of December 2022.
Any TUI customers travelling up to
and including December 19 can amend
their holiday free of charge. The firm
said it was not able to offer refund
All arrivals into the UK from 4am
today will have to take a PCR test on
day two – with cheaper lateral flow tests
no longer valid – and self-isolate until
they receive a negative test result.
Matthew Fell, of the Confederation
of British Industry, said: “The
reintroduction of PCR testing will
come as a blow just as bookings
return. If further restrictions are
needed, limiting firms’ ability to
trade their way to recovery,
government will need to
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7
hit again as
By Steph Spyro
COMPANIES across the
country have begun axing their
Christmas parties because of the
latest Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Hospitality bosses already
struggling amid the pandemic
have concerns the number of
cancellations will continue to
rise as more cases are identified.
Dave Critchley, head chef at
Liverpool’s Chinese restaurant
Lu Ban, told how two big brands
in the North-west had axed
bookings since the weekend.
He said: “We’re starting to see
a few of the bigger parties
By Richard Percival
NICOLA Sturgeon has proposed
tighter travel restrictions for
international arrivals after six
cases of the Covid-19 Omicron
variant were identified in Scotland.
Four cases are in the NHS
Lanarkshire and two in Greater
Glasgow and Clyde.
The First Minister said some of
those with the variant have no
travel history suggesting a degree
of community transmission.
There was nothing to indicate it
is widespread, but it means
Scotland has the most Omicron
cases in the UK.
Ms Sturgeon urged people to
continue precautions such as
mask-wearing and “significantly
step up and increase compliance”
with all existing precautions. She
Aimey, left, at
Sturgeon call to tighten travel
rules to limit Omicron impact
said it is a “fast-moving situation”,
and that the response will be kept
under close review and she would
not shy away from tough decisions
if need be.
The First Minister and her Welsh
counterpart, Mark Drakeford, have
jointly written to the Prime
Minister proposing stricter travel
They want UK arrivals to
self-isolate for eight days, with
tests on day two and day eight but
that call has been rejected.
From 4am today passengers
arriving will be required to take a
PCR test by the end of their
second day from entry and isolate
until they receive a negative test.
Ten African nations have been
added to the red travel list.
Ms Strurgeon and Mr Drakeford
also asked Boris Johnson to hold
an urgent Cobra meeting with
representatives from the four UK
nations and to guarantee the
Treasury will fully fund business
support. The letter states: “We
need to work collectively and
effectively as four nations to take
all reasonable steps to control the
ingress of the virus limit its spread.
“We are clear that a four nations
approach to issues such as border
restrictions is the most effective
approach. This requires that a
meeting of the Cobra committee
be held as soon as possible.”
Boris Johnson dismissed the
calls with the Prime Minister’s
spokesman adding: “We will
confirm any plans for a Cobra
meeting in the in the normal way.
Currently, there isn’t one
Heat is on for chef Dave Critchley
cancelling. Luckily not a huge
amount at the moment.
“It’s a real shame, especially at
Christmas time. I do think we’re
going to see a couple more
“The big bookings in
December are our bread and
butter. They’re really important
to us so it’s slightly concerning
Dave, 38, believes the same
will be happening across Britain.
Kate Nicholls, chief executive
of Hospitality UK, said:
“Christmas trade was already
looking weaker than usual.
“Operators have invested
significantly to ensure the safety
of staff and customers.
“This all comes at a critical
time for the sector, as costs are
rising across the board, supply
chain issues continue, chronic
labour shortages show no sign of
easing and next year will see a
return of 20 per cent VAT rate.”
to halt virus?
Trials have begun for a nasal
spray that could protect people
against any Covid variant.
The treatment, called
pHOXWELL, has been created
by London-based biotech firm
The nasal spray will work as
a preventative measure against
the virus, acting as a barrier to
infection, scientists said.
8 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
£30m to GPs
By Tom Eden
NICOLA Sturgeon has
announced a £30million
plan to help GPs offer more
opponents have dismissed
the sum as totally
The First Minister used
her SNP virtual conference
speech to set out funding
aimed at helping GPs see
more patients face-to-face
£30million will be spread
over two payments and can
be used to schedule more
appointments or pay
practice nurses and locum
GPs for additional hours.
Critics said practices were
struggling to find extra staff
to take on more work.
Ms Sturgeon said: “GPs
will be able to use this
funding – which will be
delivered in December
and April in two equal
instalments – in ways they
judge will deliver the
greatest impact for patients.
“That might be through
extra GP sessions or
additional practice nurse
time. In short, it will allow
practices to target
investment where it is
Ms Sturgeon also paid
tribute to “exhausted”
health and care workers for
their efforts during the
pandemic and said she was
proud to have offered many
staff the highest pay rise of
any UK nation.
She added: “We have
promised to increase
investment in the NHS –
already at record levels – by
a further 20 per cent over
this term of Parliament.
“We can confirm today
that our budget on
December 9 will deliver a
on that commitment.”
Scottish Labour health
spokeswoman Jackie Baillie
welcomed any extra cash
for GPs but said £30million
“will not touch the sides”.
Lib Dem leader Alex
Cole-Hamilton added: “The
real risk is that only
surgeries that can find the
staff can move ahead with
By Tom Martin
Scottish Political Editor
NICOLA Sturgeon has been
branded “irresponsible” after
unveiling plans for a spring
offensive to break-up Britain.
The First Minister came under
fire as she announced the SNP’s
campaign for separation will
resume “in earnest” next year.
She used a pre-recorded speech
on the final day of her party’s
latest virtual conference to make a
fresh demand for a second
independence referendum before
the end of 2023.
The SNP leader also vowed to
“initiate” the necessary steps
towards another divisive poll
despite the power to order one
lying with Westminster.
The speech was played less than
90 minutes after the First Minister
hosted an emergency media
briefing on the discovery of the
new Omicron variant in Scotland.
Fears are growing that the NHS
faces its toughest winter yet.
Ms Sturgeon told supporters her
party will set out its fresh case for
leaving the UK, outlining the
“opportunities and advantages”
but also the “challenges”.
The UK Government has
repeatedly said it will not agree to
a second referendum.
But challenging Boris Johnson
Ms Sturgeon said: “My message to
the Prime Minister is this: If
you have any respect at all for
democracy – and if you have any
confidence whatsoever in your
argument against independence –
you too will let the people decide.”
She added: “Next year, Covid
permitting, as we emerge from
winter into spring, the campaign to
persuade a majority of people in
SNP winter party CONFERENCE
puts focus on separation
Scotland that our future will be
more secure as an independent
nation will resume in earnest.
“In the course of next year, I will
initiate the process necessary to
enable a referendum before the
end of 2023.
“And just as importantly,
our party will set out afresh the
positive case for independence.
“We will outline the opportunities
and advantages that independence
will open up the opportunity
to repair the damage of Covid –
including the fiscal challenges it
has created for all countries – in a
way that aligns with our values and
priorities as a nation.
“To use our financial and human
resources to tackle poverty and
give young people a better life.
“To use our vast natural
resources to help safeguard our
planet and secure green jobs for
“And to rejoin the European
family of nations, so that we
can expand, not narrow our
horizons, and grow our trade across
her speech to
the whole of the continent. We will
also be candid about the challenges
the transition to independence will
present, and set out clearly how we
can and will overcome them.
“And then, friends, we will ask
the people to decide.”
Elsewhere, Ms Sturgeon
announced the Scottish child payment,
a £10-a-week benefit which
goes to help hard-up families, will
be doubled to £20 from April.
She said more than 100,000
children under six would see the
The Scottish Government is aiming
to expand the payment to all
under-16s by the end of 2022, with
more than 400,000 children and
their families eligible.
Ms Sturgeon said the move was
“the boldest and most ambitious
anti-poverty measure anywhere in
Scottish Tory leader Douglas
Ross said: “The people of Scotland
will have sighed with dismay – but
not disbelief – that Nicola
Sturgeon’s response to the serious
new Covid strain is to reaffirm her
commitment to holding another
divisive independence referendum
within two years.
“It’s a disgrace that on the same
day as the First Minister is talking
about the possibility of introducing
new restrictions to combat the
Omicron variant, her focus is once
again on breaking up the UK.
“But, as usual with the SNP,
independence trumps every other
priority, even when poll after poll
tells them the public want them to
get on with the day job. “
“Scotland’s NHS is at breaking
point, our drugs death crisis shames
the nation, our education system is
in decline and the SNP’s soft-touch
approach to justice is letting the
“There are a whole host of
problems that Nicola Sturgeon’s
Government have created – and
have a duty to put right – but their
minds are elsewhere.”
Scottish Labour deputy leader
Jackie Baillie said: “It is deeply
disappointing and irresponsible, in
the face of a deepening public
health crisis, that the focus of the
First Minister is once more on
Pamela Nash, chief executive of
Scotland in Union, said: “The First
Minister has a cheek promising to
resume her campaign for division.
The SNP hasn’t stopped campaigning
since September 2014
“Ramping up her campaign
just as the NHS comes out of a
difficult winter would be grossly
irresponsible, and it’s time for
Nicola Sturgeon to accept that
a positive case for separation
“The positive future for Scotland
is as part of the UK.”
OPINION: page 12
Greening of SNP a threat to jobs, say Tories
By Jessica North
operating in May next since it was first awarded
Torness is to shut year. The other nuclear a subsidy by the UK
THE Scottish Tories say
down by 2030 power plant, Torness in Government in 2016.
the SNP’s increasingly
East Lothian, is
“Recent spikes in
green policies are a
scheduled for closure in power prices underline
threat to jobs.
the need to make sure
The nationalists have
SNP MSP for Glasgow investments in energy
Anniesland Bill Kidd lead to better outcomes
opposition to new
highlighted the spiralling for all – particularly
nuclear power stations.
costs of a new nuclear those already struggling
And this follows Nicola
power plant in Somerset with pressures on
Sturgeon’s stating her
as a warning against any household finances.”
opposition to exploitation
constructing any new The SNP’s analysis
of the Cambo oil field, off
stations north of the indicates that by 2030
alone the nuclear plant at
The Tories’ Net Zero, needs in the absence of gas. Now they want to He said: “The
Hinkley could add almost
Energy and Transport nuclear power. The First turn their back on this estimated costs of the £40 per year to a
spokesman Liam Kerr Minister seems willing to industry too.”
project at Hinkley
MSP said: “The First condemn thousands of Both of Scotland’s Point C have
Minister is keen to play skilled Scottish jobs to ageing nuclear power increased by more
offshore wind farm
plants are operated by than 25 per cent
renewables aspirations “It’s bad enough the the French firm EDF
consumer bills by
– but we have yet to see SNP-Green coalition Energy.
£8 per year, party
any plan of how the SNP want to pull the plug on Hunterston B in North MSP Liam
will meet our energy 100,000 jobs in oil and Ayrshire is due to stop Kerr
arwen’s trail of destruction
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9
Seal pups died en masse as gales
battered breeding grounds near St
Abbs Head in Berwickshire
By Anna Savva
Hundreds of baby seals were
killed when Storm Arwen ripped
through a nature reserve, it has
Around 850 pups are now
believed to have perished in the
Their bodies have been washing
ashore at Pettico Wick, near St
Abb’s Head in Berwickshire.
The National Trust for Scotland,
which monitors seal numbers, says
most of the rare grey seal colony
there has been wiped out.
The NTS said the storm wrought
the worst damage to wildlife in the
area in living memory.
Investigations will be carried out
but the NTS warned: “It doesn’t
A Trust spokesman later said:
“Unfortunately it appears we have
lost the majority of our seal pups to
“This is a risk grey seals take
with their breeding, pupping at this
time of year when storms are most
frequent. But for this kind of phenomenal
storm to hit at the peak of
pupping is exceptional.”
The blow comes as the reserve
has seen a massive surge in seal pup
numbers over the past decade,
from none in 2017 to a record
1,800 pups recorded last year.
Rare seal colony close to
wipeout as raging storm
claims hundreds of pups
Meanwhile, many parts of the
country still remain without power
after storm gusts of almost 100
miles per hour ripped through
coastal areas at the weekend.
A number of National Trust properties
have also been damaged.
Stuart Maxwell, the National
Trust for Scotland’s general manager
for Edinburgh and the East,
said: “The damage caused by Storm
Arwen is as shocking as it was
“Thankfully no one has been
hurt but the lingering effects of the
storm mean that the local community
has been without power and
this has been hampering our efforts
to ensure the reserve is made safe.
“We’re expecting to have to use
a lot of our charitable resources in
clearing up fallen trees and other
“As our Ranger noted in his post,
the loss of seal pups to this brutal
storm was substantial and certainly
the worst that any of us have ever
“We can’t be certain of the full
extent of the loss until we’re in a
position to conduct a survey later
on in the week.
“Many National Trust for
Scotland places up and down the
east coast, in Aberdeenshire and
Moray, have been badly affected by
the storms over the weekend with
damage to trees and buildings and
many, like St Abb’s, remain without
“As a result, many properties are
currently closed to the public,
including wider estates, while our
teams focus on making places safe
and clearing up. We’d urge the public
to please check before travelling
to any sites for the next few days.”
Nearly 100 schools were closed
across Moray, Aberdeenshire and
Angus due to the storm and 3,000
homes were left with no water.
Thousands of households
remained without power for a
fourth day as engineers battled to
repair the damage wreaked by
Scottish and Southern Electricity
Networks said that power has been
restored to 98,000 customers in
total since the start of the storm
around lunchtime on Friday but
24,000 homes and businesses
remain off supply. SSEN warned
that it does not expect power to be
restored to some properties before
today at the earliest and “localised
faults” may not be fixed until after
The company said it is working
closely with local and national
partners to help coordinate the
community response and support is
being prioritised for the most
Another power firm, SP Energy
Networks said that about 4,500
customers were still without power
at 2pm on Monday.
More than 100,000 homes in
Scotland lost power on Friday night
due to the storm.
It brought gusts of almost
100mph and claimed three lives,
one in Aberdeenshire, one in
Cumbria and one in Co Antrim.
Heat or eat choice faces quarter of Scots
Report reveals scale of the problem
ALMOST a quarter of Scottish
households are having to choose
between heating and eating, new
research has shown.
Some 613,000 households are in
fuel poverty, social enterprise
organisation The Wise Group found.
There has been a 139 per cent
increase in customers seeking debt
relief support with only a 41 per
cent rise in suppliers writing it off.
Sean Duffy, of The Wise Group,
said: “Vulnerable people are
choosing to self-disconnect their
energy supply to save money, and,
as the temperatures drop, the
decision to choose between eating
and heating becomes increasingly
“We have seen increasing
By Dan Barker
numbers choosing to disconnect
their energy supply, or at risk of
self-disconnection for a variety of
reasons. These households are
hidden from the traditional ‘in debt’
description of the ‘vulnerable
customer’ because they have chosen
The Lights Off To Lights On report
found a 185 per cent jump in people
seeking energy advice from the
group during the pandemic.
The report looked at responses
from people in the Greater Glasgow
and Tyne and Wear areas.
“Behind these shocking figures
are real stories of people wrapped in
a duvet all day to keep warm, scared
of sending their kids to school
smelling of damp, unable to boil the
kettle or cook their dinner, terrified
of the next energy bill,” Mr Duffy
“Communities in Glasgow, and
across Scotland and the north east
of England, are already leading the
way in energy reduction as they are
simply unable to afford it.”
The organisation said a former
lawyer identified only as Michael
talked of spending most of his time
in a sleeping bag.
He told them: “I had nothing, I
had nowhere to turn. I didn’t think
anyone would be able to help, and
I was reluctant to ask for support.
I didn’t even know there was help
out there. I struggled with my
mental health, and when I was
unable to heat my flat or get hot
water, everything seemed harder
to cope with. I’d spend the day in
my sleeping bag to stay warm. It’s
easy to feel like you’ve been
The Wise Group said the smart
meter rollout has affected fuelrationing
households, with respondents
telling of long waiting times,
technical hitches and difficulty
And it said vulnerable families
also pay more for energy because
they cannot access the best deals
and rates for services.
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Maxwell was ‘partner in
Victims’ lawyer Lisa Bloom
Ghislaine Maxwell helped billionaire
paedophile Jeffrey Epstein “prey
on vulnerable young girls” and had a
“playbook” on how to abuse them, a
court has heard.
On the opening day of the British
socialite’s trial in New York, prosecutor
Lara Pomerantz told jurors the
pair committed crimes over 10 years.
The assistant US attorney claimed
Maxwell had been “the lady of the
From Christopher Bucktin
in New York
house” and was key to the sexual
The 59-year-old denies six charges
of recruiting, grooming and abusing
four underage girls for Epstein.
Ms Pomerantz told jurors at the
Lower Manhattan court one alleged
victim, a 14-year-old girl referred to
as “Jane”, had been approached by
the pair at a summer music camp.
Epstein told her he gave scholarships
to children and asked for her
Ms Pomerantz added: “What Jane
didn’t know then is that man and
woman were predators...and this
meeting was the beginning of a
nightmare that would last for years.”
Maxwell’s role, she said, was to
“normalise abusive sexual conduct”.
The lawyer added: “Between 1994
and 2004 the defendant sexually
exploited young girls.
“She preyed on vulnerable young
girls, manipulated them and served
them up to be sexually abused.
“The defendant was trafficking
kids for sex.”
Ms Pomerantz said Maxwell
“walked the girls into a room where
she knew [Epstein] would molest
them, and there were times she was
in the room when it happened, making
it all feel normal and casual”.
Of the British socialite’s relationship
to the billionaire paedophile,
she said Maxwell was
“Epstein’s best friend and
The pair were in a
and when the
the best of friends”.
“During the 10
years, they committed
partners in crime,” said
“They had a playbook. First,
they got access to young girls. Then
they gained their trust. They promised
these girls the world.
“They figured out what the girls
dreamed of being when they grew up
and promised to help. They made
these girls feel seen. They made them
feel special. But that was a cover.
“They were wealthy and influential
people who used that cover to
make the girls and their parents feel
comfortable and safe.
“But what came next was anything
but safe. The next stage involved getting
the girls comfortable with sexual
contact involving Epstein.”
Ms Pomerantz claimed Maxwell
used the cover of “massaging” Mr
Epstein to start the abuse.
“Make no mistake: She knew
exactly what Mr Epstein was going to
do to those children
when she sent
‘She preyed on
them and served
them up to be abused’
them inside those
She said Epstein
would give those
he abused hundreds
of dollars in
return for the massages,
they needed the
money. He also gave cash to anyone
who brought him more victims.
“They encouraged girls to bring
other girls,” Ms Pomerantz said,
explaining Epstein and Maxwell’s
alleged predatory “playbook”.
“And when a girl brought someone
new, they were rewarded with cash.”
Detailing Maxwell and Epstein’s
alleged methods, the prosecutor said
they began with compliments, trips
out and gifts before turning sinister
with sexualised massages.
Ms Pomerantz added: “These horrifying
massages occurred frequently.
It continued for years.
“Those girls were not professional
were kids being
and abused. Under
scheme of abuse,
could just call girls
to schedule massage
and hand them
“For decades, the defendant
played a central role in this scheme.
She knew exactly what she was
doing. She was dangerous. She was
setting young girls up to be molested
by a predator.”
Ms Pomerantz told jurors how
Jane, whose identity has been protected,
was not the only victim. She
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crime’ of abuser Epstein
Pictures: avid Dee Delgado/Getty and Jane Rosenberg/Reuters
Court drama...clockwise from below,
Maxwell greets defence team; queue
for court; Prince Andrew; alleged
victim Sarah Ransome arrives at
court. Inset bottom: Epstein and
Maxwell in 2005
then laid out more details of the
case against Maxwell.
She said: “You will learn about
multiple girls who were targeted by
Epstein and the defendant for sexual
abuse. You will learn
about a 16-yearold
girl, who travelled
to Epstein’s ranch in New
Mexico, who found herself alone
with Maxwell and Epstein.”
Once Maxwell got the girl alone,
Ms Pomerantz claimed she took
steps to prepare her to be abused
“You will also learn about a
17-year-old girl,” she told the
court, whom Ms Maxwell allegedly
spotted in a car before telling her
driver to pull over, to approach and
However, Maxwell’s lawyer
Bobbi Sternheim, outlining the
defence case, said prosecutors
would not be able to prove any
of the charges. She said her client
was a “scapegoat” as Epstein –
who killed himself aged 66 in
a Manhattan jail cell before
he could be tried – was not
in court. And she told
the jury: “She is not
And she claimed the
memories of the four
accusers due to give
evidence had been
Defence lawyer Bobbi Sternheim, left, and Maxwell’s sister Isabel arrive
“corrupted by things that have
happened throughout the years.
Manipulated by a narcissistic man
and self-interested civil lawyers
and a desire for a big jackpot
Ms Sternheim said “each
accuser” testifying in the trial
“received millions of dollars” from
a compensation fund.
She said the alleged victims
would point a finger at Ms Maxwell
“but what they say and the evidence
that you will see are not
going to support these charges
beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Epstein, she said, was a
“21st-century James Bond” and a
“manipulator, but he was also a
mysterious man without
“He had no wife. He had no children.
And he had no boss. Yet he
attracted all these rich and powerful
people before and after his fall
from grace back around 2008.”
Referring to the victim known as
“Jane”, Ms Sternheim said she
only came forward once a compensation
scheme had been launched.
“She is a consummate actress
and is a pro at playing roles,”
Maxwell appeared in court wearing
a white turtleneck and dark
trousers and was supported by her
older sister Isabel.
She seemed relaxed, played with
her hair, and smiled from behind
her mask and waved at her sister.
The daughter of disgraced media
tycoon Robert Maxwell, she is
claimed to have carried out the
crimes in the US and UK.
If convicted on all six counts,
Maxwell, a friend of Prince
Andrew, faces a maximum of 70
years in prison. It would effectively
mean her dying behind bars.
Among those watching the trial
were alleged victims’ lawyer Lisa
Bloom and Sarah Ransome, one of
several women to accuse Epstein
and Maxwell, who said: “I never
thought this day would come.”
The trial, expected to last six
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With its sinister name and terrible
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cases and numbers are sure to grow.
But let’s draw breath. Prof Jonathan
Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical
officer, describing the variant as the “new
kid on the block”, exhorted us not to panic.
Facing the threat head on, the
Government has brought forward a plan to
halve the waiting time for boosters to three
months, extending the third jab plan to all
over-18s, and accelerating the vaccination
programme for the 12-15 age group.
Although Omicron is hardly good news,
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as Covid has been in the past, as there have
not been overwhelming hospitalisations in
South Africa where it first became apparent.
Former Vaccines Taskforce head Clive Dix
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we’ve already had will be effective, saying
that while transmission rates may rise, it’s
“close to impossible” that the vaccines
won’t work against Omicron.
As ever, the point is this – keep jabbing,
and despite inevitable setbacks, our journey
to a future where Covid is merely a
background noise can become possible.
Here we go once again
N Sunday, Nicola Sturgeon said that a
second independence referendum
would be put on the back burner
because of the still-raging pandemic and all
However, just days later and despite the
grim news that the latest variant of the
virus has taken hold of Scotland, she has
ploughed ahead with her plans to break up
the United Kingdom.
According to the First Minister, the
campaign for separation will resume “in
earnest” next year and she wants to see the
referendum take place before the end of
Die-hard Nationalists will be delighted to
hear the news but the ordinary Scots will
be bitterly disappointed at her reckless
The nation has enough to worry about
without setting friends, families and
neighbours against one another so soon
after the diabolical antics of the 2014 vote.
Treasure found in a tin
It’s the “attic find” of the year. An old
shilling coin found in a sweet tin in
Northumberland turned out to be one of
the first ever struck in the US in 1652.
It was found by Wentworth Beaumont in
Bywell Hall, Northumberland and belonged
to ancestor William Wentworth. It sold for
£264,000, just in time for the festivities.
Just as well this silver treasure didn’t end
up being used in the traditional way of the
season – baked into a Christmas pudding.
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scientists and their
How familiar it all
seems. It’s the countdown
to Christmas and
plans are up in the air,
with ministers being
quizzed on whether we
will be allowed to mix during
the festive season amid fears
over a fresh wave of Covid that
may be far more transmissible.
As the great American baseball
coach Yogi Berra is said to
have remarked: “It’s deja vu all
Except that’s not quite right,
is it? For all the uncertainty
over the Omicron variant, the
situation now barely compares
with 12 months ago.
Remember the different
tiers? Remember lockdown?
Remember the fears of Covid
galloping out of control once
again, forcing the Prime
Minister to cancel Christmas
with less than a week to go?
A new variant then meant the
average case rate had increased
by 66 per cent in the first two
weeks of December 2020. The
memory of all that is stark.
But there is one huge, gamechanging
difference this time
round: we have the vaccine.
Back in December 2020, the
only defences we had against
Covid were heavy-handed, such
as lockdowns and social distancing.
Now, thanks to the scientific
miracle of vaccines, we
are in a far better place.
he fear, of course, is
that Omicron will evade
jabs. As things stand, no
one – not even the world’s top
experts – can give a definitive
answer on that. It’s too new a
strain and too few people have
been detected with it for scientists
to be certain. So it is possible
we are in big trouble.
Possible, yes. But likely?
Remember, all viruses mutate,
and the scientists behind the
vaccines have not been twiddling
their thumbs since their
Much of their work since has
been on adapting jabs to cope
with mutations. Even if we are
unlucky and the current shots
don’t work against Omicron,
YULE BE BACK: Despite the uncertainty the situation can’t compare with that a year ago
they are confident they can
tweak the formula so they
will do. And there is a degree
of confidence that existing
vaccines will in any case be
capable of protecting us against
this latest variant.
That said, it was worrying to
learn over the weekend that the
Government appears to have
ignored the advice of Clive Dix,
who chaired the vaccine taskforce
until April, that we need
to work speedily on preparing
for vaccine-resistant variants.
Mr Dix said we are no longer
“on the front foot”. He recommended
to the Government
that it set up a team to look for
alternative vaccines that could
have “fast track” trials, and gain
access to the data and regulatory
approval in return for the
UK getting the jabs early.
This is the model we used
with the first vaccines under his
predecessor, Kate Bingham, and
it is why we were so successful
‘The epidemiologists’ mantra is that
nobody is safe until everybody is safe’
Picture: Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency
at gaining access to them. But
instead of maintaining its previous
nimble approach, the
Government has been cancelling
more speculative contracts.
Looking to the bigger picture,
Omicron should act as a
reminder that we have failed
quite miserably in another critical
area: in ensuring existing
jabs are available worldwide.
This is not just altruism – it is
immediate and direct self-interest.
Whether Omicron proves
merely an annoyance or something
worse, Covid will nonetheless
In the parts of Africa where
Omicron emerged, for instance,
barely a quarter of the population
has been inoculated at best.
The epidemiologists’ mantra
is that nobody is safe until everybody
is safe. In other words,
no matter how effective our
jabs rollout may be, unless the
rest of the world has access, we
are in danger as Covid continues
to spread and mutate elsewhere.
So it should be a priority
to get vaccines to poorer parts
of the world.
Just a year ago, the
Government was widely criticised
for having acted too late
in taking measures to deal with
the new variant. But this time
round, some newspapers and
prominent pundits have criticised
Boris Johnson for having
taken any measures at all.
ost people will
surely agree that having
to wear a mask in
shops and public transport until
we know more about Omicron
is hardly an onerous demand.
But it has been described,
ludicrously, as “tyranny” on
social media and by a number
of commentators. One argued
on TV that the variant’s arrival
is suspiciously “timely”, clearly
a tool of government manipulation.
These voices will not go
away, and may escalate. I suppose
there are always going to
be those who lose the plot.
But for the rest of us, the
most sensible approach remains
one we already know – namely,
to get vaccinated and act with
appropriate caution. However
Omicron progresses, that’s the
best we can, and should, do.
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FROM THE HEART
hits the Mark
Let’s hear it for my pal Anthea
Turner, flag bearer for love at all
stages and ages. Everyone
knows she’s had a rocky
romantic road, so it’s high time
she found Mr Right and
hoovered up her rightful share of
hearth, home and happiness.
Anthea, 61 met fiancé Mark
Armstrong, 56 (below) in a
nightclub and says they knew
straight away that it felt right.
“It’s very different having a
relationship when you are older,”
she says. “You’re not thinking
about buying a house or having
children together. Instead you
look at the best and happiest
way to spend your remaining
years on the planet.”
It’s never too late to find love,
and as Anthea buoyantly states:
“You can fall in love when you
are 60 or any age – love doesn’t
have a sell-by date.”
I’m looking for a spectacular
hat for the nuptials so here’s to
their happy ever after.
fans mad for it
EVERYTHING about the story
about pub-goers being snowed
in at the UK’s highest boozer
story is delightful.
Sixty guests and staff turned
into “one big happy family” and
the chef sustained the stranded
captives with delicious fare.
The finest detail, however, is
in genial hostess Nicola
Townsend’s conclusion that the
greatest boon was being locked
in with an Oasis tribute band.
She was relieved not to have
the real thing because being
sequestered with the bona fide
Liam Gallagher might have
ruptured the peace in the
ENSCONCED cosily at home with his family, demolishing a
mountain of Spam sandwiches, Richard Madeley yearns to
be back in icy Storm Arwen-ravaged Gwrych Castle, eating
goats’ testicles with his new I’m A Celebrity pals.
He’s keen to show he doesn’t view his premature eviction
Joyful season of
On SUNDAY at around 4.30pm my
family celebrated Chanukah. As
Jewish children all over the world
ruefully acknowledge, Chanukah is
not Christmas. Santa doesn’t put in
an appearance. We don’t festoon
stockings over the fireplace. No present “wishlists”
are given to relatives desperate to gladden
our hearts with gifts. You won’t find holly,
ivy, mistletoe, paper chains or wreaths on the
door, let alone turkeys browning beautifully in
the oven. Don’t even think about gazing upon
the tinselly delights of a fragrant fir tree.
Frankly, a menorah, the eight-branched
candlestick displayed in Chanukah, is delicate
and pretty but somewhat feeble when compared
with full-scale Christmas illuminations.
Despite the fact that the whole festival focuses
on a miracle – the tiny supply of oil for the
eternal light which lasted for a remarkable
eight days – it is emphatically low key.
Yes, children are given few bites of chocolate
money. And yes, doughnuts (fried in oil, see
above) are consumed. Yet compare a couple of
chomps of chocolate with the traditional Xmas
extravaganza, and in past years it has been
tough, when born and bred in Britain, not to
feel – even as an adult – just a tad hard done by.
ot this year though, and most
certainly not the day after the PM’s
Omicron variant press conference.
Chanukah 2021 will forever glisten as the
festival shimmering with fervent family feeling.
As the spectre of another suspended Christmas
looms large over the country we rejoice in
everything that truly matters.
We have all been together. I saw in the candlelight
what grandparents sorely missed last
Christmas: the delighted faces of my grandchildren
as they sang, danced and twirled sparklers
in the night air. I revelled in the warmth of the
kitchen, tasted the flavours of freshly fried
doughnuts and had the comfort of our nearest
and dearest being close enough to cuddle.
My daughters say I’m easy to buy presents
for – give me anything with my grandchildren’s
faces on it and I am thrilled.
This year my haul was magnificent: a handpicked
photobook, three emblazoned pillow
cases and a cushion depicting a tea party I
threw for my little descendants.
I wish for you and your family exactly what
we have cherished: good health, convivial
company, laughter, love and a jolly good time.
Let’s hope the Lord smiles upon us all and
sends Omicron packing sharpish.
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richard: I’m a ‘completely gutted’ celebrity… get me back in there!
from the show as a lucky escape. Instead, he says with
wistful passion, that the Covid bubble-bursting trip he made
to hospital, which meant he couldn’t go back to starve in the
perishing cold, is an almighty disappointment.
I’d doubt him if I were not the veteran of a clutch of
Gucci, I don’t
like your style
YOU might think that age
brings the ability to avoid
manipulation by those who
would flog you a product
and raid your pockets.
I certainly thought I’d
developed immunity to
the hidden persuaders.
Boy, was I wrong!
Something about the
insidious drip of pictures
and gossip from the set of
House Of Gucci, starring
Lady Gaga (left) got to me,
so I trekked out on an icy
evening expecting glamour,
intrigue and an experience
worth sitting in a cinema
packed with potential
The film was a dud, a
stinker. The plot creaked,
the script tanked, the
performances clunked, the
accents were execrable
and to make matters worse,
the wretched thing lasted
over two and a half hours.
I want my money back.
■ reluctantly waded
through the full 462 pages
of Anthony Trollope’s
Barchester Towers for
Some of us also took
Classical Greek at O-level
as a means of avoiding
lacrosse, so when a
doctor named Sir Omicron
Pie was called to the
bedside of an ailing
Bishop Grantly we
recognised a lacklustre
stab at a pun and found
it all too easy to contain
Forty years on,
Omicron is back in
the headlines and,
guess what, we’re still
reality TV shows. Believe it or not, he’s telling the truth.
Bonds are instant and ferocious. Being filmed 24-7 is
addictive. Feeling part of something scary pumps adrenaline
through your system. He feels, he says “completely gutted”.
Give it another whirl next year, Richard.
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for a third night
By Mark Jefferies
I’M A Celebrity’s storm-struck stars were
set to return to the castle today after the
show was scrapped for a third night.
The contestants were evacuated when
Storm Arwen ripped through North Wales,
wrecking the set and equipment.
Production crews were
trying to rebuild it.
The weather drama at
Gwrych Castle forced
ITV chiefs to pull live
shows on Saturday,
Sunday and last night.
A spokesman said I’m
A Celebrity... Get Me Out
Of Here! would return to
TV screens tonight.
However, the forced
retreat was not all bad news for the stars.
They were said to be living in quarantine in
nearby cottages with hot meals and warm
beds, in stark contrast to the meagre rations
they had been living off.
A show source said: “Things keep changing
but we need the celebrities in soon,
otherwise we won’t have enough footage.”
ITV revealed in a statement: “I’m A
Calm before storm...the celebrities
Celebrity... will return from Tuesday on ITV
and ITV Hub with a brand new show.
[Hosts] Ant and Dec will be back presenting
live from the castle.”
On Sunday, Ant and
Dec posted that staff
were “working round the
clock” so the show could
start broadcasting again
“as quickly as is humanly
possible”. However, they
added that they “don’t
know when that is going
to be just yet”.
Tonight’s episode will
feature a live public vote
to decide who will face
the next trial, with the result revealed at the
end of the programme. ITV has not confirmed
when the first star will be voted off.
The series seems jinxed for 2021. It was
already struggling, with audience numbers
down 50 per cent on pre-pandemic shows
in Australia. But chiefs said the launch show
had a consolidated audience of 11.1 million
viewers, closer to normal figures.
in slime pit, and
in good health
Why I was ‘thirst’ to leave show
Richard Madeley fears
dehydration was behind his
exit from I’m A Celebrity...
Get Me Out Of Here!
The Express columnist,
65, had to leave because he
had stepped out of the
campmates’ Covid bubble
when he went to hospital.
The TV presenter, who
was the first to leave, said:
“I think what happened to
By Kerri-Ann Roper
me was I got dehydrated. I
think I had been up for
about 20 hours. I don’t think
I got to bed until about 4,
4.30 in the morning and I
knew I was feeling thirsty.
“As I actually snuggled
into my sleeping bag, it was
freezing, I thought: ‘Ah, I
haven’t had a big drink in a
while, I’ll do it when I wake
up’. The next thing I knew I
was sitting there babbling, I
was talking nonsense... I
didn’t know where I was.”
He was taken to hospital,
but he added: “It turned out
there was nothing wrong.”
On Good Morning Britain
yesterday, he added: “Had I
taken the bug back in, it
would have killed the show.”
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a stain on our past
From Richard Palmer
Royal Correspondent in Bridgetown, Barbados
PRINCE Charles became the first royal to
acknowledge the shame of slavery while
in the Caribbean as he marked the end of
the Queen’s reign in Barbados early today.
But the heir to the throne stopped short
of apologising for the Royal Family’s
historic involvement in the shameful trade.
It comes as pressure mounts in
Caribbean countries for Britain to pay
reparations for the actions of monarchs
in shipping Africans to the colonies.
Charles, 73, was at a ceremony in
Bridgetown as Barbados removed the
Queen as its head of state, ending
almost 400 years of ties to the Crown.
In a speech prepared last night, he was
expected to say: “From the darkest days
of our past, and the appalling atrocity of
slavery, which forever stains our history,
the people of this island forged their path
with extraordinary fortitude.”
Barbadian pop star Rihanna was among
the dignitaries to see the handover.
Ceremony...arriving in the Caribbean island
BBC facing challenge
from royals over film
By Richard Palmer
PALACE lawyers are expected to
spend today reviewing a controversial
BBC documentary about the
rift between Princes William and
Harry before deciding if there are
grounds for legal action.
The first instalment of The Princes
And The Press, presented by the
corporation’s media editor Amol
Rajan, angered the royal households
over what they called “overblown,
Last night the Royal Family’s senior
advisers were carefully
watching the second episode
chronicling the breakdown of
relations between William and
Harry and the role of
the media during
the crisis that led
to Harry and
What a terribly sad day for the
Queen. Just as her son Prince
Charles was lowering the Union
flag after 400 years of British
influence in Barbados, the angry
war of words between her
grandsons William and Harry
erupted once again – spurred on
by the BBC.
The ill-timed documentary
may have proved there are
angry differences between the
two brothers – but it did nothing
to heal them.
Presenter Amol Rajan seemed
determined to prove that
the British media is to
blame for stoking the war
between the Dukes of Cambridge
and Sussex, but to devote two
hours of expensive
documentary making to haul
over the coals a fraternal
fall-out was both a waste of
public money and – more
important – spotlighted
their life inside The
Their lawyers were
focusing on whether
the BBC has flouted
rules on accuracy,
the right to
concerns at Kensington Palace,
that William would be accused of
ordering aides to brief against his
But there was no such suggestion
in the programme.
In spite of Harry and Meghan’s
constant complaints about “the tabloid
press”, the programme demonstrated
that it was often broadsheet
newspapers such as The Daily
Speech...Charles with Barbados
president-elect Sandra Mason
a family row which should be
allowed to wither.
To this seasoned royal
commentator, it was nothing
more than a cynical exploitation
of the vulnerable – two royal
brothers who have fallen out big
time, and allowed their
differences to become public.
For the Queen, still recovering
from her illness and
bereavement, and for her
courtiers – anxious that her
Diamond Jubilee year should
not be polluted by tittle tattle
– it was a dreadful evening’s
Telegraph and The Times that wrote
the most damaging stories.
In March this year The Times published
testimony from former aides
who claimed Meghan had bullied
staff. Buckingham Palace launched
an investigation into the claims.
Jenny Afia, Meghan’s lawyer,
went on the programme to deny the
allegations, but admitted: “It’s
really hard to prove a negative.”
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 17
By Paul Jeeves
A FOOTBALL manager
who suffered facial
injuries as he walked
down the tunnel, told a
jury that a rival coach
was the only person
nearby when the
Ex-Ibrox star Joey
Barton is accused of
assaulting the then
Barnsley boss Daniel
Stendel after his side’s
4-2 League One win
over Barton’s Fleetwood
Town in April 2019.
Mr Stendel told
Sheffield Crown Court
he felt “a hard shove”
on his right shoulder.
He said: “I then fell
forward, without being
able to protect myself,
into the metal bars in
The German coach
had one of his teeth bent
backwards and suffered
bruising to his arm, hand
He added: “I lifted my
head and I just saw one
person and it was
The ex-Rangers star
denies one count of
actual bodily harm.
The trial continues.
By News Reporter
A BODY found in a
wooded area in South
Lanarkshire has been
formally identified as
that of a 16-year-old girl.
Amber Gibson, also
known as Amber
Niven, went missing
in Hamilton on
were alerted on Sunday
morning to a body near
Officials have now
confirmed the remains
are those of Amber.
Police are treating the
death as unexplained
with inquiries ongoing.
Chief Inspector Briony
Daye said: “At this time,
our thoughts are very
much with Amber’s
loved ones as they come
to terms with this
“As we continue our
inquiries, there will be
an increased police
presence in the area. I’d
like to thank the public
for their assistance so far
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Saffie-Rose was just 16ft away from the blast
Dad of youngest victim
attacks ‘shameful’ 999
reaction to Manchester
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The father of the eight-year-old
victim of the Manchester Arena
bombing described the emergency
services’ response to the attack as
“shameful and inadequate”.
Saffie-Rose Roussos, the youngest
person to die, was among 22 people
killed in the terror atrocity.
Hundreds more were hurt when
terrorist Salman Abedi blew himself
up at a concert by Ariana Grande.
Saffie’s father Andrew said yesterday
his “poor little girl hung in there
for someone to come and help her.
“What she got was a bloody advertising
board and untrained people”.
He told the inquiry into the blast:
“I have never heard so many excuses,
so much justification that the
response...was somewhat acceptable.
“The response on that night was
shameful and inadequate. The people
that excuse it should feel shame. The
response of the security services
should go down in history as one of
the worst failures from start to finish.
That’s what we should learn.”
Saffie-Rose’s mother also urged
999 and security officials to admit
their “failings”. Lisa Roussos, 53, said
yesterday: “I want to thank those
who tried to help Saffie.
“I also want to say to the professionals
like the emergency services
and MI5 that this inquiry is not about
your job, your reputation or your uniform.
We understand the sheer panic
and fear you were faced with that
night, but until you admit the failings
how can there be a positive change?”
Mrs Roussos said Saffie was “jumping
for joy” when she was given a
ticket for the concert as a Christmas
present, and was “dancing all the way
through” it on May 22 2017.
Saffie, of Leyland, Lancs, was just
16ft away from the bomb, holding her
mother’s hand as they walked with
elder sister Ashlee. Mrs Roussos said:
The husband of Amanda Knox has lashed out
at British student Meredith Kercher’s killer for
saying: “I did not inflict the stab wounds. She
[Knox] knows the truth and I know the truth.”
Christopher Robinson called Rudy Guede,
34, “cruel”. Guede, who was released from
prison in Italy at the weekend, had served 13
years of a 16-year term for the 2007 murder and
sexual assault of Meredith, 21, in Perugia.
Knox, 34, lived with Meredith and was
accused of helping then-boyfriend Raffaele
Sollecito kill her roommate in a supposed sex
game gone wrong. The pair were convicted,
acquitted, then convicted and acquitted again.
Mr Robinson, 39, tweeted: “This is cruel to
Amanda as well as the Kercher family.”
‘So many excuses’...Andrew Roussos
“She was like pulling me because she
wanted to go outside and see her dad
and [brother] Xander.”
She heard a “big thud” and “muffled
white noise” and found herself
on the floor unable to move before
someone asked her name.
“I was really breathless and all I
managed to say was ‘Saffie’. I felt so
tired and just wanted to go to sleep.”
Mr Roussos did not know where
Saffie was until a policeman told him
the following lunchtime she had died.
Saffie suffered serious leg injuries
but spoke before she was carried out
of the wrecked foyer on an advert
hoarding and put in an ambulance.
She died soon after reaching hospital
– an hour after the blast – but
experts disagree whether Saffie might
have survived with different care.
Mrs Roussos, in a coma for weeks,
said: “I remember waking up and
Andrew was sat next to me and he
held my hand. I thought ‘Why is he
not mentioning Saffie?’... and I just
knew.” She was in hospital for three
months and has had many operations,
with more surgery to come.
The inquiry continues.
Meredith killer ‘is cruel’
Meredith was murdered
Pictures: victoria jones / pa
Police honour guard for
sergeant killed on duty
By John Twomey
HUNDREDS of police formed a
guard of honour for slain Sergeant
Matt Ratana yesterday – the
“gentle giant” who would win
over the force’s harshest critics
with his humour and charm.
In traditional uniforms,
helmets and white gloves,
colleagues marched through
streets near Buckingham
Palace to the memorial event.
Girlfriend Su Bushby told
those gathered at the
Westminster service about her
first meeting with Matt in 2015.
She said: “At the time I had no
idea that this man was going to
play such a major part in my life.
“On our first date he took me to
his gym. On our first ‘proper’ date I
was watching the All Blacks at
London’s Olympic Stadium. A sign
of things to come maybe? It was
clear from the outset he was a
caring, considerate, fun-loving man.
His huge smile was infectious.
“He was my rock, my best friend,
my partner, my confidant and my
gentle giant. Then he was gone.”
Speaking before the service Chief
Inspector Darren Jones said: “Matt
was fantastic. It was always lighthumoured
with Matt, and whenever
you had to deal with a difficult
situation he used that humour to try
to appease the other party.
“If he could win someone over
with his personality, that would
always be the first
port of call. That was his best asset
as a police officer, his ability to talk
to people and the friendliness.
People couldn’t help but like him,
even if they were anti-police.”
Sgt Ratana, 54, was fatally
wounded at Croydon custody
centre, south London, in
September 2020. Louis De
Zoysa, 24, has been charged
with his murder.
The service replaced what
would have been a full force
funeral last year due to Covid
curbs and was
attended by Home
Secretary Priti Patel,
Partner Su Bushby, and left, with Priti Patel, Sadiq Khan, Dame Cressida
Dick and Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes. Below, Matt Ratana
London Mayor Sadiq Khan and
Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick.
Before the service, they walked with
Ms Bushby and Assistant
Commissioner Matt Jukes along
Horse Guards Road and Birdcage
Walk to the Guards’ Chapel.
The route was lined by more than
200 officers paying tribute to the
New Zealand-born officer of
Maori descent who moved to
England in 1989. The rugbyloving
head coach at East
Grinstead Rugby Club, West
Sussex, was planning his
retirement when he was
The service included
Esther salutes ‘inspirational’ Bob
Dame Esther Rantzen has paid tribute to
the man whose story of loneliness inspired
her to launch a lifeline for older people.
After writing about loneliness, Dame
Esther received an “inspirational” letter
from widower Bob Lowe – which
motivated her to found The Silver
Line charity, which helps older
people in the UK battling solitude.
Bob died aged 99 in the early
hours of yesterday.
Dame Esther said: “I wrote
about feelings of loneliness
By Giles Sheldrick
back in 2011 and the first personal letter I
got was from Bob, who explained that his
wife Kath had died two years previously
“He said, ‘Sixty-five years of
marriage and more importantly 72
years since we first kissed…she
waited throughout the war, and I for
her. Loneliness, tell me about it.’
“I carried that letter with me as
an inspiration for setting up The
Silver Line.” Dame Esther said that after
appearing in a film, Bob – The Silver Line’s
first ambassador – “raised millions”
through his “bravery and eloquence”.
She added: “He went everywhere telling
people not to keep loneliness to themselves,
not to feel shy or ashamed to admit
it because reaching out to other people
helps you and helps them.”
The father of three’s daughter, Martine
Goodrich, said: “We are all so enormously
proud of dad. He has left behind a
Tribute...Police line route
in honour of Sgt Ratana
hymns, readings, tributes and a
Maori hymn. Dame Cressida said:
“I met Matt on a number of occasions,
he had a huge presence, he
was a big man, he always had a
smile, he was very kind. He was just
a great guy, very well known.”
Before the service Sgt Martin
Christianson said: “When you saw
Matt Ratana’s name you thought,
‘We’re safe, it’s going to be a good
day.’ He inspired people to go the
extra yard, to push themselves –
even me and I’m close to retirement
age. He made officers and the public
feel safe, purely by his presence.
“If the world was full of Matt
Ratanas, it would be a better place.”
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 19
Bob Lowe and Esther, left
By Chris Bucktin
Jack Dorsey has
resigned as CEO of
the social media site.
He said in
decided to leave
Twitter because I
believe the company is
ready to move on from
In an email to staff,
Dorsey said he
believes Twitter being
led by its creator is
He wrote: “There
companies that get to
this level. And there
aren’t many founders
that choose their
company over their
own ego. I know we’ll
prove this was the
The millionaire, 45,
will remain a board
member until the next
Parag Agrawal has
been named as his
Shares for Twitter,
founded in 2006, rose
around 2 per cent.
By Ed Cullinane
A COUNCIL leader
has apologised for
comments he made in
the wake of teenager
leader, had said:
“Everybody has a
responsibility not to
try to put themselves
in a compromising
Cody Ackland, 24,
has since appeared in
court charged with the
uproar, with a group of
16 female Labour
candidates calling his
He apologised in an
open letter on the
It read: “I apologise
unreservedly at a time
when we should all
be working together
to grieve for
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By John Twomey
A BOY aged 14 who shot dead an
older pupil during a gang attack
can be named after a judge lifted
a ban on his identity.
Yussuf Mustapha blasted Keon
Lincoln, 15, in the stomach after
the teenager was chased and
stabbed outside his home.
Lord Justice William Davis yesterday
jailed Mustapha for life.
He must serve at least 16 years
before release can be considered.
Lifting the legal order that usually
prevents the identification of
juvenile defendants, he said it
was a “substantial restriction” on
the ability to report the case.
Keon died as he was attacked
by the gang of “heartless,
evil monsters” in Handsworth,
Birmingham, in January.
Shot and knifed
He was chased then stabbed
eight times before Mustapha shot
him as he lay on the ground.
Keon died in the city’s Children’s
Hospital two hours later.
His killers, all aged under 20,
fled in a stolen car which later
crashed. Police found a large
black hunting knife inside,
Birmingham Crown Court heard.
Keon’s mother Sharmaine
heard two gunshots outside her
home and saw her son dying on
the pavement. She said: “I’m in a
nightmare I cannot wake up
from, my heart is broken without
repair. I miss my boy so much, it
physically hurts. I only hope the
day will come when the senseless
murder of children will end.”
She said her son was a
“loving child with a jolly
spirit” whose laugh
filled their home and
called the gang “heartless,
Lord Justice Davis
said the murder was
planned with care, using
a revolver, knives
and false number
plates. He said:
GB News unveil anti-BBC ad
TELEVISION channel GB News
yesterday launched a hard-hitting
advertising campaign attacking
A GB News van parked
outside the BBC’s London
headquarters, with the slogan:
“We ask the questions you’d ask.
BBC News doesn’t.”
Angelos Frangopoulos, the
channel’s chief executive, said:
Heartless...Mustapha, above, and, right,
Ugochukwu (top) and Breakenridge
boy in court on AVA murder charge
A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has
appeared in court charged
with the murder of a girl of 12
Ava White had been in the
city centre with friends on
Thursday after seeing the
Christmas lights switched on.
Police said an argument
escalated into an “assault on
her with a knife”.
The defendant, who cannot
“It’s quite clear that all who came
from the car were party to the
use of the gun.” Mustapha fired
two shots – the first missed. On
CCTV, they had their hoods
up to hide their faces.
18, of Balsall Heath, and
Michael Ugochukwu, 18,
of Edgbaston, both
Birmingham, were each
given life with a minimum
19 years in jail.
By News Reporter
“GB News is committed to
serving the 86 per cent of people
who live beyond the South-east
and London – the ‘silent
majority’ of Britain – so our
campaign meets them.”
Michael Moszynski, chief
executive of London Advertising,
which coordinated the campaign,
Pictures: west midlands police
be named for legal reasons,
was remanded in secure
appearing at Liverpool
magistrates court yesterday.
He was charged with
murder and possession of
Three other boys, aged
between 13 and 15, were also
arrested and have been
to serve at least 17 years. Lord
Justice Davis also lifted the ban
on naming him but “stayed” the
ruling until his appeal against
conviction. Kieron Donaldson,
19, of Perry Barr, Birmingham,
was cleared of murder but was
jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
He supplied the weapons.
All four had been convicted
earlier this month. It remains
unclear why the gang had
Det Insp Jim Colclough said:
“That they’ve gone out and
carried such weapons, and have
acted for a purpose that at the
moment is beyond us, I can’t
said they were targeting the “50
per cent of Britons who haven’t
heard of GB News yet”.
He added: “GB News is a
challenger brand so we’ve
created bold executions to
challenge the incumbents
for not asking the questions
people want answered and
being too hamstrung by
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 21
Acid attack doctor needs £60k to treat injuries
By Mark Reynolds
and Jaya Narain
A junior doctor who had acid
thrown in her face by her
ex-boyfriend needs more than
£60,000 of medical treatment.
Rym Alaoui, 25, suffered
injuries in the attack in May.
Milad Rouf, 25, was later
sentenced to 15 years after
pleading guilty to throwing the
acid with intent to maim and
They had dated briefly at
Cardiff University but after they
broke up in March, he plotted
Wearing a fat suit and
dressing as a woman, he
travelled from London to her
home in Brighton with the acid.
Speaking for the first time
yesterday, her heartbroken
family said the junior doctor
now faces years of painful
surgery – and is desperate to
return to her dream job.
Her sister Alya Alaoui said:
“Everyone knows how kind,
up as a
to launch the
on his former
loving and caring she is. We
want to give her every chance
to get back to a normal life.”
But she explained essential
private treatment for her sister,
who worked at the Royal
Sussex County Hospital in
Brighton, will cost £60,000.
Launching a fundraiser, she
wrote: “Her injuries have
turned out to be more serious
than we expected.
“Rym has suffered severe
injuries to her face, neck, chest
and arms. She’s still unable to
see out of her right eye. She’s
had seven operations including
skin grafts to her neck and
chest and surgery to her eye.”
She added: “Doctors have
said she’ll need many more.
This includes a reconstruction
of her neck, specialised laser
therapy for scarring and
She added: “As a family, our
funds are running low and we’d
really appreciate any help.”
Last night the appeal had
raised nearly £35,000.
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A MAN tried to kill his “golddigging”
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Thomas Schreiber, 35, knifed
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them all morning, day and night.
I want them to suffer.”
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Schreiber to live in the annex at
Moorhill, the couple’s £2million
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Mr Feest said Schreiber’s feelings
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over several years. They led him
to “repeatedly consider revenge
and violence against his ‘toxic’
and ‘gold-digging’ mother, and
Sir Richard, a man he told a
friend he couldn’t stand”.
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List last year, with an estimated
family fortune of £301million.
His company owned London
hotels the Sheraton Grand Park
Lane and the Athenaeum, plus
three smaller venues.
He had a property and farming
portfolio, including the 6,500-
acre Benham Estate in west
Berkshire and the Stainton
Estate in Lincolnshire.
Ms Schreiber, a Danish-born
physiotherapist, has two other
Schreiber denies murdering Sir
Richard but admits manslaughter.
He denies the attempted
murder of his mother.
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By John Twomey
A MOTHER yesterday
denied murdering her
son who was found
submerged in the bath.
Natalie Steele, 31,
was accused of killing
described as “superhappy”
by his family.
She appeared in
court on video from a
secure hospital and
pleaded not guilty.
Reid was found at
home in Bridgend,
South Wales by his
grandmother in August
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Peter Rouch QC,
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He had struck the initial deal
with infrastructure service
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later went back on the
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“The deal was perfectly fair. I
would be paid £5,500-a-year for
the use of my land and the
telecoms company would get
24/7 access for years to come.
“It’d be good for our
community and the phone
operators would be delivering
“Six months later, however,
the agreement was ripped up.
The mast operator slashed the
rental price we’d agreed,
offering me just £35 across a
“What was once a fair price
became a derisory one, made
worse by the unnecessarily
By Steph Spyro
protracted and stressful
negotiations that followed for
the ensuing two years.”
The beef and sheep farmer, of
Llanbedr, Gwynedd, in northwest
Wales, claimed he received
a letter threatening court
action if he failed to accept
Cornerstone’s offer of £35 over
He considers himself to be
“amongst the lucky ones” as he
was able to negotiate a deal
with another company.
Ed said: “We negotiated a fair
deal with another firm, who are
now building a mast on our
farm. We had a lucky escape.
Belinda Fawcett, director of
property and estates at
Cornerstone, said: “We always
seek to negotiate within the
Code’s legislative principles and
agree on fair compensation and
consideration, which consists
of several elements.
“Where negotiations are
unsuccessful, sometimes we
have no choice but to go down a
Phone mast giants
failing us over 5G’
By Steph Spyro
mobile phone operators will
grab extra profits from hard-hit
communities while breaking
promises on the delivery of ultrafast
5G, a former MP has warned.
Landowners who host phone
masts are being threatened with
rent cuts of up to 90 per cent by
Sports clubs, farmers, charities,
churches, hospitals and community
groups across the country
face the huge drop in income
because of a change in the law.
And that could threaten the
support and services they provide
to people who rely on them.
Telecoms companies have used
rights handed to them in the
2017 Electronic Communications
Code to cut funds just as groups
like this already face hardship.
Former Labour MP Anna
Turley, the chair of the Protect
and Connect campaign, said:
“The proposed changes to the
code are set to have a
devastating effect on a
whole range of small
business owners, farmers
essential to the UK’s
“And the latest
Site...mast is installed in country
will cost the economy £3.5billion
by 2022 and cost small land
owners an extra £50million per
year on top of the £209million
the existing changes to the Code
have already cost them.
“What’s more, research shows
they will slow down the UK’s 5G
rollout, with up to nine million
people missing out on superfast
connections next year alone.
“We cannot let the multibillion
pound mobile phone
operators profiteer off the back
of our communities while failing
to deliver on their empty
The Government last
week published its response
to a consultation on changes
to the Code.
Julia Lopez, minister of
state for media, data
and digital infrastructure,
operators are beginning
to roll out 5G infrastructure.
In order to achieve our goals, we
must continue to focus on
upgrading our digital infrastructure,
which will be a key factor in
driving our economic recovery.”
But campaigners fear the
Product Security and Telecoms
Infrastructure Bill – that is due
before Christmas – could compel
sites to continue hosting masts
despite the rent reductions.
Ms Turley added: “Thousands
of people responded to highlight
the problem of land valuation [in
“The vast majority explained
what it is like to host a mast and
have your rent slashed and rights
over your land or property
handed over to telecoms giants.
“The Government has ridden
roughshod over their views and
given in to the demands of these
companies, who are making huge
profits at the expense of charities,
councils and farmers.”
Belinda Fawcett, director of
property at Cornerstone, which
deals with rates for masts, said:
“The Government introduced
the new legislation because high
rents were slowing down the
industry from deploying the
mobile infrastructure we desperately
need across the country.
“Speeding up the rollout of
mobile technologies is critical to
the whole of society, particularly
in our post-pandemic recovery.”
By Paul Jeeves
A STEPDAD who caused terrible
injuries to a toddler as she
sat in a high chair was jailed for
life after he admitted murder.
Adam Jackson, 27, was guilty
of a “spontaneous eruption of
uncontrolled violence” against
two-year-old Grace Thorpe who
had been encouraged to call
him “Daddy”, Teesside Crown
Jackson, 27, was in sole care
of Grace at her mother’s home
in New Marske, Cleveland,
when he hit her at least seven
times, fracturing her skull,
breaking her left leg and causing
serious internal injuries.
She was taken to a Teesside
hospital then flown to a specialist
children’s unit in Newcastle
but died two days later.
Jackson did not ring 999
immediately, but when he did
he insisted that Grace had
fallen from her chair –
until post-mortem evidence
disproved his tale.
He will serve a minimum
16 and a half years.
Nick Dry, prosecuting,
said that Grace’s mum
Grace, two, was
beaten to death
in her high chair
Lying stepdad given life for murder
Alice Quine split from the
girl’s father and lived
with her own mother.
She began seeing
Jackson a year
before the murder.
Her family and
friends liked him
initially and they
moved in together.
But Mr Dry
if he could not afford cannabis,
which he used every day.
Hair samples from Grace
showed that she had been
exposed to both cannabis and
cocaine, the court heard.
Ms Quine had previously
asked Jackson to leave their
home but the couple got back
On the day Jackson murdered
her daughter she had left Grace
in his care while she went to
work, Mr Dry said. Emergency
service workers later discovered
the toddler badly injured, cold
and wearing only a nappy.
Forensic tests showed later
than Grace had been sitting in
the chair when she suffered her
Ms Quine said in court her
daughter’s murder had devastated
the family. She told
Jackson: “Nothing justifies the
horrible things you have done
to my baby. You inflicted a brutal
attack on her for no reason.”
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He performed for the
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AFTER Manchester United’s latest trip to
the capital ended in a 1-1 draw with his
beloved Chelsea, Jeremy Clarkson, pictured,
was keen to mock the Red Devils’ sizeable
contingent of Londonbased
announced shortly after
the final whistle: “Great
day for Man U fans. A
draw and they’re home
Jeremy on shaky ground
goading fans who follow far away Premier
League giants rather than their local clubs?
Fiercely defending his Chelsea supporting
credentials, native Yorkshireman Clarkson,
61, later insisted: “I’ve lived in the royal
borough a lot longer than I did in Donny.
And even there, I was a blue.”
met Dr Who, global
success was only a
matter of time travel
REFLECTING on recent lockdown life,
posh pop star and former Army officer
James Blunt explains: “I went back home
to Ibiza, where I hadn’t really spent much
time because I’d been on tour, almost
full-time, for about 17 years.”
He curiously adds: “And I discovered I
had children I never knew about.”
I should probably clarify that Mr Blunt
appears to be mischievously referring to
his two sons with wife of seven years
MEETING with hostility on social media
since reaching the quarter finals of Strictly,
BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker highlights
some of the more bizarre, insulting tweets
he’s received. “‘I hope you go bald’ is just
the best ever,” laughs Walker, adding: “I’m
also intrigued by how you would go about
suing someone for their dancing!”
INEVITABLY asked about ongoing
speculation surrounding Daniel Craig’s
007 successor, Bond co-star and Eve
Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris,
pictured, responds: “I
think what we want is a
Bond to have all of the
qualities that we
associate with Bond, and
that makes us excited to
watch a Bond movie. And
I think that matters more
than colour, more than
gender. So I’m completely
open to whatever Bond looks like, sounds
like. I just want a Bond that is the ultimate
Bond in the same way that Daniel was.”
All very diplomatic – though it’s hardly a
secret Naomie actually wants Tom Hardy
to land the role.
DISCUSSING Irishman Colin Farrell
playing his 1980s Miami Vice alter-ego
James “Sonny” Crockett in the 2006 movie
version, American actor Don Johnson now
unflatteringly concludes: “I knew it was a
mistake, and a no-win situation for Colin
Farrell. Because everybody on the planet
identified me with that character.”
These days a sprightly 71, Don still
doesn’t rule out a Miami Vice comeback of
MARKING the first anniversary of Darth
Vader star David Prowse’s death, cheeky
1970s heart-throb Robin Askwith fondly
recalls of his late pal: “Dressed in full
Darth Vader costume – minus helmet –
eating a kipper roll, he introduced me to
this carpenter...Harrison Ford.”
Star Wars favourite Ford famously
embarked on a carpentry career before
becoming a movie A-lister.
adventures are hugely
popular, but with a
new novel and a sixth
TV series coming up,
Diana Gabaldon reveals
how it all started as
a secret experiment
IT’S the TV fantasy series credited with
boosting Scottish tourism by 72 per cent
as fans flocked from all over the world
to enjoy its dramatic locations. The
hugely popular Outlander drama
features a Second World War nurse who
is transported back to the Highlands of the
1740s, during the time of the Jacobean
rising, where she falls in love with a dashing
The eagerly awaited sixth season starts in
March. But astonishingly, this passionate
time-travelling tale of love and war across
the centuries was written by an American
science research professor who had never set
foot in Scotland. Now Diana Gabaldon has
just published the ninth book in her series at
the age of 69.
Her fantasy novels, on which Outlander is
based, have sold 45 million copies in 38
languages. It’s a project Diana began in
secret. At the time she was a young mother
with a highly successful career as an
academic and science writer.
She had three degrees and was the
founding editor of a quarterly
science software journal. But
she could never shake the
feeling she had had since
childhood that she was
destined to be a novelist.
Eventually she decided
to give fiction a try, but
only as a “test case” to
see what was involved.
“Writing a novel was
essentially a learning project,”
she says. “I needed to
see the daily commitment; what
told me I was
such a poor judge
of character that I
was bound to
marry a bum’
By Jane Warren
it is like to carry a novel around in your
head. I thought the easiest kind to write
would be historical fiction.”
She was in her mid-thirties when she
embarked on her 650-page debut novel. It
took her 18 months. Writing in secret at
night, while her three young children were
asleep, Diana didn’t even tell her
businessman husband Doug Watkins what
she was up to.
“I’d known I was meant to be a novelist
from the age of eight, but my father told me I
was such a poor judge of character that I was
bound to marry a bum, so I followed a
different path and went into academic
She only told Doug that she was writing a
novel after he used their shared computer
and discovered numerous, mysterious files
Jamie Fraser is the dashing 18th
century Highland warrior, played
by Scottish actor Sam Heughan
in the TV adaptation. Diana
created the character after
watching an old episode of
Doctor Who featuring a
Scots warrior in a kilt.
“I didn’t tell my husband
what I was doing,” she says.
“My grip on this was tenuous
enough, but he discovered it by
accident. In our garage was an
IBM XP which he would use in the
MONARCHS OF THE
GLEN: Outlander author
Diana Gabaldon and
its star Sam Heughan
late 1980s to draw up contracts. One day,
when he pressed the directory key, up came
80 files all labelled Jamie.
“Who is Jamie?” Doug asked, not
“It’s this book I’m writing”, replied Diana.
“At this point, I had been successfully doing
this without diverting attention away from
the children, so he got quite interested and
started cheerleading for me and became my
hirty years on, it seems her legions
of fans can’t get enough of the genrebusting
romantic adventure novels,
and the ninth in the series, Go Tell The Bees
That I Am Gone, has just been published,
running to 900 pages. This one has been
seven years in the writing.
And it’s clear Doug never had any need to
be jealous of his wife’s strapping fictional
hero, because, confides Diana, the epic love
story between Jamie and nurse Claire
Beauchamp (played by Caitriona Balfe on
TV) is based in part on her relationship with
Doug. They have been married for 45 years
and live in Arizona.
“Doug is the love of my life and there are
bits of him in Jamie,” she says. “We have an
eternal relationship like Jamie and Claire.
Ours spans decades, whereas it was centuries
“I am often asked if I could travel through
the [time travelling] stones in my
novels which time period I would like to
end up in. And my answer is always the
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 25
done at walking
pace; just 1,000
words a day. Keep
doing it and you
LAND OF LOVE: Diana had
never been to Scotland when
she created her characters,
nurse Claire Beauchamp
(Caitriona Balfe, left), and
warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam
same – I’m happy being here with Doug.”
Talking to Diana, who is also a consultant on
the TV adaptations of her novels and
who admits she is “drawn to complexity”, is
a bit like downloading information from a
Her mind is like a computer, enabling her
to intellectually multi-task. She doesn’t so
much reflect on a question as access replies
in a millisecond, spilling insights at breakneck
Here is a typical example. Asked how she
plots her intricate novels, she replies: “You
know how a kaleidoscope works? A tube
with two or three rectangular mirrors in it,
orientated at angles, which make multiple
symmetric reflections of whatever coloured
objects you put at the front end of the tube?
“Well, imagine that I have a three-mirrored
kaleidoscope. One mirror is the historical
plane of reflection – the events, the timeline,
the physical settings. The second is the
plane of reflection that concerns the characters
– who they are, their motivations, their
“And the third is my own plane of
reflection – the background, experiences,
perceptions, and personality that make
“So, say I have a handful of these disparate
scenes. Placed in the space formed by
my three mirrors, they form patterns. And if I
rotate the tube – so to speak – this causes
the pieces inside to fall into a different
relationship to each other, and I see
“Some patterns are naturally more pleasing
than others, and I use the ones that seem
most aesthetically logical.” She says that
hearing about this style of creative
process has a tendency to
infuriate people who write in a
more traditional, linear way.
“I once had a woman inform
me that I couldn’t possibly do this,
because – in her words – ‘You have
to have a logical foundation!
You can’t put the roof on
your building unless
you’ve built solid walls
to hold it up, can you?’
“‘Of course I can’,”
I replied. “‘There’s
no gravity in the
mind, after all. I
can make the roof
and just leave
it hanging there
until I have time
to build walls
under it. You
don’t have to
write a book
to end, just
how people will
read it.’ She
But the point
here is that
are wired up dif-
LONG LIVED: The hit tales of Jamie
Fraser’s life in the 1740s have been told
in nine books and six TV series so far
ferently.” Despite her father’s
advice, she says she was “fairly
confident about writing”.
“I don’t understand people
who do themselves down – it’s not
productive or helpful. I could tell
what I was doing was good
because as a scientist I am
objective and was able to
stand back and see.”
Until the age of 14,
she shared a bedroom
with her younger sister
and the girls
would tell interactive
together, “set in
one universe or
Diana says that
can be taught
how to write better,
she’s not sure
you can teach
someone how to create
Her father was a state
senator with Mexican
ancestry; her mother
taught her to read when
she was three.
“And I never stopped.
I realised that writers
have no secrets; it’s right
there on the page and
you only have to learn to
read to see its secrets –
to see patterns and
what each writer was doing differently.”
But she describes writing as slow and
“Both sides of my brain work together, but
I let it evolve slowly under my fingers, like
polishing gems. I’ll hear a line of dialogue
and fiddle with it, accessing the deeper part
of my brain while the logical part is analysing
the structure of what I’m doing.
“It’s done at a walking pace; just 1,000
words a day. If you keep doing it you eventually
er success has bought a larger
house and university educations for
her children, but she says these
changes in lifestyle were gradual.
“The money is good to have but we
didn’t become rich until the children were
out of college.”
She now gives away significant
sums through her charitable foundation,
prioritising the hungry, the homeless and a
chain of non-profit orphanages in South
She has a contract for book 10 and reveals
that this will be followed by a prequel.
“There could be more to follow – assuming
I’m still alive after book 10,” she laughs.
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By Ben Borland
THE Scottish SPCA smashed a
puppy breeding gang from
Ireland and rescued four cockapoo
puppies dumped in a
bush, it has been revealed.
Details of the operation
emerged as the charity
launched its Christmas campaign
to stop people buying
sick or dying puppies from
greedy, low-welfare breeders.
From January 1 to October
31 this year, 1,059 calls were
made to the charity’s helpline
about unhealthy pups.
Compared with 702 calls in
2020, that represents a 34 per
cent increase in just a year.
The SSPCA special investigation
unit has seized 56 puppies
so far this year, compared with
150 in 2020.
The charity’s campaign,
now under way after frontline
inspectors and the special
investigations unit worked
together to target a “large
scale” puppy dealing gang
targeting Aberdeen and the
The charity was tipped off on
the location of the low-welfare
dealers from Ireland. As a
result of the raid, the breeders
fled and dumped the four cockapoos
to evade being caught.
A few days before the sting,
members of the public had
come forward to report they
Puppies are being cared for
had bought sick or dying puppies.
It’s suspected that these
pups were sold by the same
The puppies tested positive
for giardia infection and are
currently undergoing further
tests for other diseases.
Such diseases are preventable
with vaccination but are
common in pups raised in poor
conditions. The mum can be
unable to provide essential
nutrients to fight disease amd
build up the immune system as
she may be weak from overbreeding
– or a pup may have
been taken away prematurely.
The puppies are at an SSPCA
rescue centre. They are not
currently available for
rehoming.A special investigations
unit inspector said: “This
is a fantastic result. We targeted
prolific dealers in the Aberdeen
area who we know have sold
puppies who have sadly passed
away. We are preparing a
report for the Procurator Fiscal.
“These Irish gangs are dominating
the low-welfare puppy
industry in Scotland. Under no
circumstances should someone
meet a breeder to purchase a
puppy or allow a pup to be
dropped off. Do not accept any
excuse, no matter how plausible
it seems. These people are
“Bad puppy dealers are still
using pandemic restrictions to
trick the public.
“We are urging the public to
be vigilant when buying a
puppy and not to accept any
excuse not to see the puppy
“We would always advise
adopting over buying but those
with hearts set on buying a
puppy should do their research
and make sure they are buying
from a responsible breeder.
“Although you may have to
wait slightly longer, you will be
getting a happy and healthy
dog. We would advise a visit to
webpage to find out how to
spot a low-welfare breeder.
“Puppies are not presents
and buying one should not be
decided on a whim.”
Sports legend backs ‘right to die’
Cricketer Ray Illingworth
THE former England
cricket captain Ray
Illingworth has backed
a right to die law after
watching the agony of
his late wife.
Ray, 89, who is
having radiotherapy for
says his support for
being allowed to
choose when to end
life has been shaped
by Shirley’s death.
She passed away in
March after a long
battle with cancer.
After nursing her in
her final years, Ray has
by Paul Jeeves
become convinced that
terminally ill patients
should have the choice
to end life at a time of
Ray said: “I don’t
want to have the last 12
months that my wife
had. She had a terrible
time going from
hospital to hospital and
in pain. I don’t want
that. I would rather go
peacefully. I believe in
“The way my wife
was, there was no
pleasure in life in the
last 12 months and I
don’t see the point of
living like that.
“I think it will come
eventually. A lot of
doctors are against it
but if they had to live
like my wife did in her
last 12 months they
might change their
Ray, of Leeds, has
also been shocked by
the Yorkshire cricket
racism row. He said:
“Racism has no place
in any walk of life. It’s
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Not such a ‘big’ day as
bride-to-be sheds 9st
By Chris Riches
A BRIDE-to-be who hated having her photo
taken is now excited for her wedding pictures
– after losing almost half her body weight.
Sophie Higginbottom, 30, had stopped
socialising with friends after ballooning to 17st
11.5lb (113kg) and a dress size 20.
The trainee psychologist has been crowned
Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2021 after
losing 8st 11.5lb to hit 9st since January 2020.
Sophie, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, said she
no longer dreads having her picture taken when
she marries fiancé Alex. She said: “I’ve been to
try on some wedding dresses, and it was lovely.”
By Robert Lyman
IT WAS March 5, 1945, when the
men of the 7th Battalion, 16th
Punjab Regiment, while moving
through a remote valley near the
Burmese coastline, known as
Arakan, suddenly found themselves
surrounded by the Japanese.
Trapped in a narrow pass, Lance
Corporal Samundar Khan’s platoon
was ordered to attack uphill to give
the leading platoon time to pull back
from the ambush. Carrying a heavy
Bren gun, Khan, then just 18, led his
men up the steep slope towards the
enemy forces in the face of heavy fire
as Japanese grenades rained down.
Amid heavy casualties, though
seriously wounded in the chest, he
led the charge, firing from the hip,
and drove the Japanese from the top.
Thanks to his bravery, the hill was
secured and the first platoon was successfully
Khan, who had lied about his
age when he volunteered, was
wounded three times within
two months. Yet according to
his subsequent citation for the
Indian Distinguished Service
Medal for conspicuous bravery
in the face of the enemy, he
continued to show “dauntless
courage and self-sacrifice, total
disregard to personal danger
and devotion to duty far in
excess of anything expected of
his rank. His indomitable
spirit and gallantry will always
remain an inspiration to all
In Arakan in 1945, the units
of the 15th Corps, predominantly
Indian and African soldiers,
pushed down through
some of the toughest conditions
in the world, to smash the
Japanese armies and force their
withdrawal into Burma, where
they were soundly defeated by
General Bill Slim’s famous 14th
Army later that year.
han remained in the
army at the end of the
war before transferring to the
Pakistan Army at Partition in
1947. In 1962, he emigrated to
Britain, living in Bradford until his
death in 2011. Yet as amazing as his
story is, he was far from alone. A
quick search online of the National
Archives in Kew throws up a host of
other, equally remarkable, stories of
gallantry from Indian soldiers in the
Second World War.
One of my favourites involves the
three citations – for an MBE, and two
Military Crosses – recommended for
Captain Ralengnao Khathing, a
Naga from the remote village of
Ukhrul in Manipur. The British could
never pronounce his first name, so
they called him Bob.
Khathing eventually rose to
become the First Minister
of Nagaland in an independent
India. But in
1943 he was at the
heart of a thriving
and ingenious intelligence
the Japanese in
Burma called “V
The citation for his
MBE records: “This
officer, the only Naga
Khan led his men
up the steep slope
towards the enemy
in the face of
not under the
boot of an
as a declaration
of hope in a
local heroes: Samundar
Khan later in life. Below,
Ralengnao ‘Bob’ Khathing
Emergency Commissioned Officer,
has for over a year without leave or
rest, continued to do most excellent
and valued work in a forward area of
this Area of ‘V’ Force.
“The whole of last monsoon he
remained forward, in most trying
conditions, organising his guerrillas,
and gaining much valuable information
at a time when no regular troops
were operating permanently. He also
gave invaluable help to the withdrawing
Chinese Army. The information
he gained has been confirmed.”
As well as his MBE, Khathing was
mentioned in despatches and, finally,
in 1945, was awarded a welldeserved
There were many such
men in Bill Slim’s
14th Army. Indeed,
the vast bulk of
fighting men in this
army were Indian.
A full 87 per cent
of the soldiers
fighting in the
Allied Land Forces
South East Asia,
606,000 men in 1945,
were Indian. Yet, to our
Pictures: Popperfoto and Getty
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 29
armoured column: An
Indian Sherman tank crew pass
a newly liberated elephant
The Indians who
to fight and
die for the Raj
Army was largely
Japanese in 1944
road to mandalay: Indian
troops moving forward pass a
bullet-scarred Burmese pagoda
shame, we in Britain and India,
have largely forgotten their story.
When we hear the haunting lines
of the 2nd Division epitaph on
Garrison Hill (“When You Go
Home, Tell Them of Us and Say, For
Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our
Today”), we more often than not
think of British soldiers.
How many of us consider the
Indian, Chinese or African soldiers
who bore the brunt of the fighting,
and suffered the greatest casualties
in this terrible war in the Far East?
One of the conclusions I come to
in my new book – A War of Empires
– is that the Indian Army, resurrected
in 1943 from the ashes of
defeat in Malaya, Singapore and
Burma in 1942, was largely responsible
for the astounding victories
against the Japanese in India and
Burma in 1944 and 1945.
The Indian Army expanded dramatically
after 1939 – and especially
One might have thought there
would be considerable reluctance
to fight for a declining imperial
power, yet during the war India’s
armed forces recruited 2,581,726
personnel (of whom 2,065,554
were still serving when the war
ended). All of these, unlike the
British, were volunteers. It was the
largest volunteer army in history.
So why did they join?
n the main, to defend their
country from the terrible
threat posed by the Japanese.
The country knew about the massacre
of hundreds of thousands of
Chinese in Nanking. Whatever else,
they didn’t want that form of imperialism
Most Indians accepted the Raj
was, rightly or wrongly, for the time
being at least, the legally constituted
government of India.
It is not true to claim, as some do,
that Indians only fought because
they were coerced to do so by the
imperial power. Some believe everything
about imperial India was
bad and that the Indians who willingly
stood up against fascism were
forced to do so by Britain.
Wrong. These men fought for
India first, and the great global war
against fascism, not the Raj. I can
find no evidence that 2.5 million
men joined the Indian Army as the
result of imperial propaganda or
coercion. We should ask why these
men were prepared to die in this
war, and why Indian soldiers were
to win 22 of the 34 Victoria and
George Crosses awarded during the
Most Indians who joined the
armed forces in such extraordinary
numbers did so because they had
weighed up the options and
assessed the nature of the sacrifice
they were willing to make for the
sake of India, regardless of its leadership,
just like young men of
Britain, the Dominions or the
Like all governments, the Raj had
supporters and opponents. Few
who opposed the government on
nationalistic or self-governance
grounds questioned its legitimacy,
as that would have invalidated their
own claim to be its successor in due
course. Likewise, the Indian Army
was India’s army, not Britain’s.
Men joined the army to fight not
for the Raj, but for India, and to
secure its future. By 1945 nearly
half of the 8,578 officers in Allied
Land Forces South East Asia were
Indian, in a dramatic change since
1939. It was the recruitment of
many thousands of young, educated,
Indians as officers that enabled the
rapid expansion of the Indian Army.
The Burma campaign, the front
line of Britain’s war with Japan,
thus saw the transformation of an
army, from an imperial creation to
one of the foundation stones of a
modern, democratic state.
The Burma campaign provided
the opportunity for a new, truly
national Indian Army to play a
decisive role in defeating the forces
of Japanese militarism. This was
important in creating a national
story for the nations that would
emerge from Independence and
Partition in 1947. It is not true that
a strong Indian Army helped militarise
the sub-continent. It did the
reverse, giving strength and stability
to the new nations that emerged
out of Partition.
While Partition itself was rushed,
and bloodily chaotic, the discipline
and professionalism of the armed
forces, grown on the battlefields of
eastern India and Burma in 1944
and 1945, played a significant role
in stabilising the political and civil
situation. It is to the many hundreds
of thousands of men like
L/Cpl Khan and Capt Khathing
that we in Britain owe a considerable
debt of thanks.
I wonder how many people in
Bradford, or the wider UK, knew of
Khan’s remarkable bravery?
His family didn’t know, as he
didn’t talk about it. He remained,
as did so many others, a silent hero.
We in Britain need to remember
Khan, Khathing and the millions
like them, and to say their names
So too should India, Pakistan and
Bangladesh. For it was these men’s
service and sacrifice which gave us,
and today’s nations of the sub-continent,
as the Kohima epitaph so
poignantly says, our tomorrow.
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The festive season is a
marathon, not a
sprint, and chances
are your preparations
are already under way.
So how do you make
sure yuletide doesn’t
become a pain in the
neck – or back,
shoulders and legs, for
that matter – by the
time December 25
How to… carry
“Lugging heavy bags around for long
periods is a surefire recipe for a
strained and aching neck and
shoulders,” says physiotherapist Nell
“Minimise the strain on your body by
carrying your shopping as close to your
body as possible and making sure the
weight you’re carrying is evenly
distributed between hands.
“Think about using your core as you
walk, rather than taking all the strain
through your shoulders. A well-fitting
backpack worn on both shoulders is a
great idea. Or best of all, use a trolley, as
(depending on the terrain) it usually
takes less effort to push or pull your
shopping than it does to carry it.”
How to… write cards
“Before tackling your heap of cards, take
a tip from professional draughtsmen
and architects,” suggests Nell. “They
avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI) by
making sure their desk is at the right
height to enable them to write while
keeping their shoulders relaxed. They
often use tilted desks or writing slopes.”
Writing slopes are readily available
online for about £20 and using one
means you don’t have to drop your
head too far down in order to read what
you’re writing and this results in less
neck and eye strain.
“Slopes also promote a good position
for wrist flexion, one of the major
movements involved in handwriting,”
she adds. “It’s also important to pace
yourself and take regular breaks – every
20 minutes, take a few minutes to
stretch out your neck and shoulders
and ease your eyes by staring into the
distance for 20 seconds.”
“If you’re not particularly
limber and flexible, then
spending a couple of
hours bending over or
reaching out to decorate
your Christmas tree
could see your strain
your muscles,” says
Dr Esther Fox, chartered
“Move into positions
that mean you don’t have to
overly bend or stretch to
decorate. For example, go on
to your hands and knees or
even lie on your tummy to
hang baubles on the bottom of
the tree. If you need to use a
stepladder or chair to reach
the top of the tree, be sure to
stand it on a
and always have
someone at the bottom
to hold it steady.”
“The key to minimising
the strain on your upper
body while you wrap
presents is to try to keep
your head stacked
vertically over your rib
cage, and your shoulders
relaxed,” says Nell. “The
‘‘ When it’s
chilly we ho
is a co
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Edited by AMY PACKER
‘‘ Cosy up with
a warm wheat
bag when you
get home to
“Cosy up with a warm wheat bag when
you get home to ease any muscle
tightness you have.”
How to... walk on ice or
Rather than slouching on the sofa after
your Christmas meal, head out for a
walk. But be extra careful in icy weather
or when walking on wet leaves.
“I see too many sprained ankles and
bumped knees – even fractured hips
and wrists – in patients who’ve
fallen on treacherous
ground,” says Nell.
“It’s important to
prepare for winter
walking by investing
in a pair of supportive
boots or shoes which
have good grip.
“You can reduce risks
even further by training
your strength and balance:
practise balancing by standing on
one foot as you clean your teeth, and
you can work on your strength with
squats and lunges.”
Taking smaller steps and walking
with your feet slightly wider apart also
helps keep your body balanced over
your base of support, which decreases
your risk of falling, adds Nell.
easiest way to do this is to
make sure the surface you’re
wrapping presents on is
about the same height as
ld your elbows – which isn’t
usually the height of your
“An ironing board is a
great option because it’s
adjustable. So whether
you’re sitting or standing,
n get it to elbow height.”
e are often surprised to hear there
rrect way to stand for a long time
ut harming your hips and back.
ck your body so it’s properly
ced – knees over ankles, hips over
, pelvis over hips, rib cage over
, head over rib cage,” says Nell.
ink about the poise of a ballet
r rather than the rigidity of a
sman. The more balanced your
posture, the less muscle work it takes to
hold yourself upright, so the less tiring
and uncomfortable it will be.”
Wear comfy shoes and prepare for
periods of standing by working on your
core and buttock muscles at the gym or
at home. Try lunges, squats and bridges.
“When your abs and glutes are
strong, they can hold you
upright much more
efficiently and for longer,”
warm up for
“In cold weather, you need
to prepare your body for
exercise a little bit more
than you do when it’s
warm” says Nell.
“When it’s chilly, our
brains direct heat to our
key organs, like the heart and brain, and
we tend to hold ourselves more stiffly.
All of this means our muscles tend to be
cooler and less flexible.
“So before you step out on the ice,
make sure your muscles are warm. This
will also prevent injury if you do fall.
Try fast walking or jogging and then
some light stretching. And take it gently
to start with before trying any tricks.”
How to… sit
at the panto
Sitting still for two hours
in a not-so-comfy seat
can lead to back pain and
all sorts of muscular
aches. But in reality,
there’s no “correct” way to
sit, says Esther.
“There’s no such thing
as bad sitting posture –
it’s sustained sitting
posture that’s the
problem,” she explains.
“Our bodies are not designed to sit
still, in one set position, for more than
about 20 minutes at a time. So the key
to keeping your aches and pains at bay
So be sure to keep shifting position
through the panto and definitely stand
or take a walk during the interval.”
How to... keep supple
when carol singing
It’s common to get a stiff neck in cold
weather, so keep yours well and
truly wrapped up if you’re
heading out into a wintry
night for a prolonged
“Muscles are like
plasticine – when
they’re cold, they’re
hard and more
brittle, then as they
warm up they
flexible, and that will
make them feel more
comfortable,” says Esther.
How to… take
the turkey out
Heaving out heavy roasting tins from a
low oven can hurt your back if you don’t
use the correct heavy lifting technique.
“Ideally, get someone to help you lift
the tray out of the oven, but if you have
to do it alone, then be sure to bend at
the knees as you lift,” says Esther.
“Keep it as close to your body as you
can, without letting it touch you and
while avoiding the spitting fat, of
course. Wear gloves and an apron for
How to... sit down
on the floor to play
“Most of us spend very little time sitting
on the floor and as a result, it can be a
pretty uncomfortable experience,
especially as we get older and our hips,
backs and hamstrings get stiffer,”
“Tricks to minimise the discomfort
include resting your back against
something solid so that you’re well
supported (a wall or a sofa are fine).
“Also, try to sit on a cushion or
something like a yoga or meditation
stool rather than straight on the floor.
“This is not only more comfortable
on your bottom, but also raises you
slightly, taking the pressure off
your hips and hamstrings
and making it easier to
get up once the game
“You can also
prepare your body
by stretching your
lower back before
you sit, and taking
breaks during the
Words KIM JONES
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Get in touch!
Kidney stones can be
and cases are on the
Kidney stones are more
common than people think –
and can bring pain like you’ve
never experienced before.
“They start as crystals in the urine
which, over time, can build up to
form a stone,” says Fadi Housami,
urologist and lead stone surgeon at
Aintree University Hospital and The
Sefton Suite private hospital.
Kidney stones come in a variety of
sizes, shapes and colours. Some are
like grains of sand but others can
grow to the size of a golf ball.
While a family history of stones
and pre-existing conditions, such as
diabetes, makes people more prone
to developing them, cases are rising.
Data suggests an increase from 10
to 14 per cent – which means one in
seven people will require hospital
admission or treatment.
Why are rates rising?
“A combination of obesity, poor
hydration, high blood pressure and a
lack of exercise have led to a surge,”
says professor of urology Bhaskar
Somani, at University Hospital
Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
They are primarily found in developed
countries, probably because diets are
rich in saturated fat, animal protein,
sugar and salt, which increase the risk
of crystals forming. It is exacerbated
by not drinking enough water – and
too much caffeine and alcohol.
“Crystals are more likely to form in
concentrated urine due to reduced
fluid intake,” explains Mr Housami.
Inactivity also plays a part.
“A sedentary lifestyle means that
crystals are less likely to move and
pass spontaneously.” What’s more,
patients who have already had a
stone have a 50 per cent chance of
another one within 10 years.
Signs and symptoms
“Some patients with kidney stones
have no symptoms at all and stones
may be found incidentally on a scan
performed for other reasons,”
explains Mr Housami.
However, patients typically
experience discomfort in the flank
(the area either side of the lower
back), a burning pain when passing
urine and blood in the urine.
If a stone moves from the kidney to
the ureter (the tube that connects the
kidney to the bladder), it can cause
waves of excruciating pain, known as
renal colic, in the back, abdomen,
groin and/or genitals.
“Treatment options depend on the
symptoms, location, size and density
of the stone, as well as the potential
risk to the kidney,” explains
There’s every chance a tiny stone
will pass in urine on its own,
although pain relief may be required.
Slightly larger stones require
Methods include external shock
wave lithotripsy (ESWL), which
involves using sound wave vibrations
to break up the stones; sending a
scope up the urinary tract
(ureteroscopy) to break up the stone
using a laser, or surgically removing
the stone through an incision made
in the back.
Prevention is better
• Drink more water: Aim for two to
2.5 litres continuously throughout
the day, rather than going from
periods of dehydration to drinking
lots in one go.
If you get stones regularly, fresh
lemon or orange juice can increase
citrate and alkaline levels in the
urine, which could prevent certain
• Keep an eye on the colour of
your urine It should be reasonably
dilute – light yellow in colour.
• Certain foods and drinks can
increase your risk Sugary drinks
contain large amounts of fructose
corn syrup which has a strong
association with kidney stones
formed from calcium oxalate – the
most common kind.
High-oxalate foods include
beetroot, spinach, Swiss chard and
rhubarb. Reduce salt and avoid
• Maintain a healthy weight
Obesity doubles the risk of kidney
stones in women and increases it by
30 per cent for men.
• Get five-a-day, and drink milk
There’s evidence that the potassium
in fruit and vegetables and dairy
products lower the risk of stones.
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 33
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I’m in the best place I’ve
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The rugby legend
tells Lizzie Catt
about his new
campaign to tackle
the HIV stigma
When retired rugby ace Gareth
Thomas completed a
gruelling Ironman triathlon
the day after announcing he
was living with HIV in 2019, the message
was loud and clear: people with HIV are
capable of extraordinary things.
“For me,” Gareth says, “doing the
Ironman was bigger than a physical
challenge.” But the lead-up to this
astonishing show of strength had
involved years of mental anguish.
After receiving his diagnosis during
a routine health screening, the former
Welsh rugby captain had been plunged
into despair, considering suicide and
feeling tormented by the effect the
news would have on his family.
Guided by NHS staff, Gareth, now
47, learned life with HIV has changed
immeasurably since the terrifying days
of the 1980s.
The Terrence Higgins Trust reports
modern anti-retroviral treatment
means very few people in the UK
develop serious HIV-related illnesses
and can expect to live as long as
Studies have also shown a person on
effective treatment can’t pass on HIV.
Gareth is one of them, and now he has
become vocal about ending the
stigma – leading the campaign
Tackle HIV in partnership
with ViiV Healthcare and
the Terrence Higgins Trust.
The stigma was something
he had internalised while
growing up in Bridgend .
“I was a product of my
surroundings – there was
nothing wrong with any of it,
but we didn’t have the information,”
he says. “It was very much
this horrible, dirty thing we
never spoke about. So when I
was told I had it, I thought what
a lot of people think: that it’s the
beginning of the end of your life.”
When he came out as gay in
2009, Gareth says, he felt he could
make his family proud. But
announcing his HIV status was
different. “I felt like I would leave
them to have to deal with the
consequences because I didn’t
know how long I would be living.
“I felt the discrimination would
affect my parents. They were the
proud mum and dad of the rugby
player who represented his country
and did what he could for the LGBT
community. Then it would all be
wiped away when he contracted HIV
He battled back
anguish and aims
to help others
the pinnacle of
his sport and
and died, and left his family to deal
with it... I was trying to comprehend
how I could put this on the doorstep of
everyone I loved and cared for.”
Convinced he could pass on HIV to
his loved ones, it took months before
Gareth even had the confidence to go
out for dinner with his friends or
hug his niece. “I was absolutely
petrified. I thought HIV or AIDS
would be transmitted in the
simplest way, like I saw on TV 30
Sensing he wasn’t coping, the
hospital kept a close
eye on him. He initially
thought their reassurances
to make him feel
better. “I only started
to believe what they
were saying when I
to understand more
He began to realise a diagnosis
can have a positive impact
on life, with many people
getting fitter than they’ve ever been.
“You have a light bulb moment where
you understand the preciousness of
life. You want to do everything you
can, as well as taking that tablet every
day, to feel fit and healthy.”
Yet stigma still lingers, along with
homophobia. “Discrimination isn’t as
‘‘ I thought
what a lot
HIV was the
the end of life
obvious or as regular as it used to be,
but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.”
Some people get up and very
obviously leave a place when Gareth
and his husband Stephen Williams-
Thomas walk in.
“Or – and this is a regular occurrence
– somebody pats my husband
on the back and says to him, ‘you
know, you’re a good man’.
“It’s like, ‘good man, because you’ve
taken on this half-broken person who
has a virus.” In spite of this, Gareth
says: “Right now, I’m in the best place
I’ve ever been. I feel a sense of liberation.
I have nothing to hide.
“Sometimes the interest can feel
intrusive, but I have ways of dealing
with it and ways of being able to speak
to other people about it, which I never
had before.” He’s found an unusual
coping method. “This might sound
bizarre, but the best thing for me is
swimming in the sea.” He says it’s
“exhilarating” and keeps him in the
present, rather than fixating on the
past or worrying about the future.
“I don’t live in Miami, I live in
Ogmore-by-Sea near Bridgend and it’s
not the most tropical place in the
world, but I’m blessed to live here.”
Just like the confident face he put on
when announcing his HIV status
though, getting to the point where he
could swim in the sea involved a lot of
behind-the-scenes work from Gareth,
aided by his friend and swimming
teacher Dave Tongue. “I
couldn’t swim a couple of
years ago, but I really wanted
to do the Ironman – I had
panic attacks, I was crying, I
was so afraid of the sea.
“Dave would say to me,
‘remember why you’re doing
this’. There was the message
I wanted everybody else to
see, but I was thinking,
‘you’re still not quite sure of what
somebody with HIV is capable of
because you’ve never really pushed
yourself ’. It was me, willing me to
show myself how far I’d come.”
■Tackle ■ HIV is led by Gareth in
partnership with ViiV Healthcare, a
company dedicated to treatment and
research, and the Terrence Higgins
Trust. Go to tacklehiv.org or follow
@TackleHIV on Twitter
34 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Dr Rosemary Leonard
the Heart of
I’m 43 and over the past few
Q years I’ve had several breast
cysts, which have been drained. I
know they are harmless but every
time I feel a new lump I’m terrified it’s
going to be cancer.
My doctor has always been good
about referring me to the breast clinic
promptly, even during the pandemic,
but why do I keep getting them and is
there any way of preventing them?
Breast cysts develop from an
A accumulation of fluid in the
milk-producing glands in the breast.
Cysts tend to appear as the breasts
change naturally with age, together
with the natural cyclical variations in
levels of the hormone oestrogen.
Although they can occur at any
age, they are most common in
women over 35.
After the menopause, when
oestrogen levels fall, cysts usually
stop forming, though they may occur
in women who take HRT.
Cysts can feel soft or hard and can
range in size from a few millimetres
to several centimetres. They tend to
get bigger just before a period, when
they can feel uncomfortable and
Finding any lump in the breast can
be alarming, and though your doctor
may sense it is a cyst, particularly if it
changes in size during your
menstrual cycle, it is always best to
have any lump checked out at a
hospital breast clinic.
Most cysts go away by themselves
but, if they are large or
uncomfortable, it may be possible to
draw off the fluid using a fine needle
As you have discovered, it is
possible to develop new cysts and
each should be treated the same way
every time, to ensure it is a cyst and
not something more serious.
Some women do seem more prone
to developing them than others, but
this does not mean you are at greater
risk of developing breast cancer.
As they develop in response to
changing hormone levels, taking the
oral contraceptive pill, either
containing oestrogen and
progesterone, or progesterone alone,
may help to reduce the risk of new
cysts occurring. This is something
you could discuss with your doctor.
I’ve developed dry, scaly, itchy
Q skin around my eyes. I’ve tried
applying moisturiser and also
anti-allergy eye drops, but neither has
helped. Any suggestions?
This sounds like eczema. Unless
you have eczema elsewhere on
your body, it’s most likely to be
caused by an allergic reaction to
I keep finding lumps
in my chest and I’m
terrified of cancer
something you are using around the
Moisturising creams can be to
blame, but the culprit is more likely
to be make-up such as mascara, eye
shadow or – as I have seen frequently
recently – the glue for false eyelashes.
The rash can usually be sorted with
hydrocortisone cream or ointment.
Although this is available from
chemists, most will ask for a
prescription if you’re using it on your
face because frequent use of steroids
can cause skin thinning, which can
be problematic on delicate skin. They
are safe for short-term use, though.
You do need to identify the cause.
It might be obvious if you have
started using a new product but if
not, check if any replacements of old
favourites are labelled “new” or
“improved”, suggesting they have
been reformulated. If you are not sure
of the trigger, start by applying one
product at a time for a few hours to
see if the skin starts itching.
My periods have recently become
Q horrendously heavy and a scan
revealed several large fibroids. My GP
has suggested the best solution would
be to have a hysterectomy.
I’m 47, and I don’t want any more
children, but this seems like a rather
drastic solution. But do I have any
Fibroids are growths of muscle
and fibrous tissue that develop in
the wall of the womb. They are very
common, affecting around one in
three women at some time in their
life, most commonly between the
ages of 30 and 50.
The exact cause isn’t known, but
they are thought to be linked to the
hormone oestrogen, and they tend to
shrink after the menopause, when
oestrogen levels fall.
They develop more commonly in
women of African-Caribbean origin,
and are also likely to develop in
females who are overweight (who
tend to have higher oestrogen levels).
They vary in size, and though most
fibroids are small, others can grow
large enough to cause an obvious
bulge in the tummy, like a pregnancy.
Though some women are unaware
they have them, fibroids can cause
discomfort and extremely heavy
periods. If medical treatment to
reduce the bleeding has not worked
(which I suspect has happened with
you) there are a range of options.
Sometimes it is possible to remove
small fibroids indenting the inside of
the womb by cutting them out via the
cervix (transcervical resection) or a
cut in the tummy (a myomectomy).
Uterine artery embolisation is a
technique that blocks the arteries
supplying blood to the fibroids. It’s
done via a catheter inserted into the
main artery in the groin, and then
passed up under X-ray control to the
womb. The fibroids start shrinking
after two to three months and this
can be uncomfortable.
It may be an option for you, but if
you have numerous, very large
fibroids, your gynaecologist may
recommend a hysterectomy.
Many women mistakenly believe
this will lead to an instant
menopause, but this only happens if
your ovaries are removed as well,
which is not usually done unless
there is a specific reason to do so.
The womb has no function other
than for having babies and though
many women regard it as vital to
their femininity, if it is making you
unwell, as it clearly is, then you may
feel much better without it. The only
thing that will change is you won’t
have those troublesome periods.
●●If you have a health question for
Dr Leonard, email her in confidence
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into personal correspondence or reply
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A healthy diet can help you manage
type-2 diabetes and in some cases even
reverse the condition, but what shouldn’t
you be eating?
Let’s start with chips… “French fries are
high in carbohydrates and the deep frying
contains toxic compounds that promote
inflammation, which increases the risk of
heart disease,” explains Dr Wendy
Denning, working in association with food
supplement CuraLin (curalife.com).
“I suggest sweet potatoes instead as
they have a high antioxidant component
and are low on the glycaemic index.”
Pre-packaged snacks are also a pitfall.
“They are low in nutrition and high in
easily digested carbs that can spike your
blood sugar. Eat raw carrots and a handful
of nuts as a snack instead,” suggests Dr
Denning. Watch how you start the day too.
“Breakfast cereals are very high in
refined carbohydrates and sugars, but low
in macronutrients, fat and protein,” she
adds. “Eat two eggs and a piece of
wholemeal toast for breakfast instead.”
Finally, it might sound like a healthier
option than, say, a chocolate bar when
you’re trying to beat the mid-afternoon
slump, but Dr Denning says snacking on
dried fruit is a dietary no-no for those with
“Dried fruit can contain three times the
sugar of fresh fruit, so instead choose to
snack on berries, which provide far less
sugar than most other fruits and are also
full of antioxidants.”
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Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 37
HAVE you been as
anxious as I’ve been
developer Sarah Beeny,
attempting to start a
new life in the country?
I guessed as much.
You and I will be equally
relieved, then, by the return
tonight of the rather aptly named
SARAH BEENY’S NEW LIFE IN
THE COUNTRY (C4, 8pm), as it
assures us that she and her family
are still on course with this
ambitious project of theirs.
You remember the objective,
I take it? Oh, all right, in that case
I’d better recap.
Sarah and her husband Graham,
Picks of the day
Film: Death Wish, C5, 11.05pm
along with their four boys, have
upped sticks and moved to
Somerset from London, having
bought a rather rundown old farm
with a big chunk of land attached.
And central to their plans has been
to build the home of their dreams.
It’s been a big gamble, we’re
reminded more than once. They’ve
had their setbacks. But just like the
History: Who Do You Think
You Are?, BBC1, 9pm
TV presenter and former
MP Ed Balls (left) grew up
in a family that wanted to
improve the world, so he
sets out to discover what
kind of people his
ancestors were. He looks
into rumours of a link to
Nelson’s ship HMS
Victory on his father’s
side of the family, taking
him to Portsmouth and
the story of his threetimes
On his mother’s side he
feels a deep connection
with Christopher Green,
an agricultural labourer
who went on trial after
defending his community.
This 2018 remake of the 1974 crime drama tells the
story of Chicago surgeon Paul Kersey, who sets out to
get revenge on the home intruders who attacked his
wife and young daughter. Frustrated with the lack of
progress the police are making on the case, Kersey
takes matters into his own hands and goes in search
of the perpetrators himself. Featuring Camila
Morrone, Elisabeth Shue and Bruce Willis (all above).
rest of us whenever we’re forced
to face one of life’s daunting
challenges, they’ve taken a
collective deep breath, summoned
up their inner reserves of fortitude,
and then boldly, bravely, got
themselves a six-part TV series out
of it. And then another.
As we catch up with them at the
start of this second one, this dream
house of theirs looks almost
finished to me. But there’s a snag.
From the outside it looks splendid,
but peer inside and the only
“dream” that springs to mind is the
one you get whenever you sneak
to the fridge and eat a pound of
Stilton just before bedtime.
Time to roll up their sleeves,
Documentary: The Yorkshire Steam
Railway: All Aboard, C5, 8pm
It’s Christmas at the North Yorkshire
Moors Railway, and cameras get
behind-the-scenes access as staff
prepare for the busy festive season
ahead. In an effort to generate more
winter revenue, a new train, the
Northern Lights Express, has been
brought in, which features a
staggering 25,000 lights fixed to a
moving steam train. However, staff are
all too aware that not everything goes
to plan and they’re put to the test
when faced with a multitude of issues
such as generators breaking and
computers failing. The engine that is
pulling the new service also develops
a last-minute fault that threatens to
stop the whole show in its tracks.
Nature: Love Your Garden, ITV, 8pm
Alan Titchmarsh (above left) and his team, including
David Domoney and Katie Rushworth (both above),
create a cross between a woodland glade and a
forest school for care worker Carl and his family, and
transform a back garden into a magical slice of nature
in Macclesfield. Elsewhere, Frances Tophill has the
challenge of bringing the feeling of a woodland to a
small, concrete courtyard in Accrington, Lancashire.
Film: Gifted, Film4, 6.55pm
Drama featuring Chris
Evans, Octavia Spencer
and Lindsay Duncan.
Carefree boat repairman
Frank, played by Evans,
has raised his sevenyear-old
niece Mary, played by
Mckenna Grace (right,
with Evans), to be as
“normal” as possible.
But Frank’s plans for an
idyllic life are thwarted
when Mary’s snobbish
arrives. After witnessing
abilities, Evelyn comes up
with bigger plans for the
child and a bitter custody
battle soon unfolds.
then, and work their magic on
I’ll keep you posted as to how
they get on. Unless I forget.
Elsewhere tonight, presenters
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti
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It has plenty, of course. But how
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“adventure” of theirs?
Well, apparently a lot of them
have been hiking lately to a nearby
volcano that’s started erupting.
And while you can’t entirely blame
them (it’s an opportunity that
rarely comes your way when you
holiday at, say, Butlin’s in
Skegness), it seems that some
tourists have been a wee bit lax
when it comes to preparing for
such rocky terrain.
“We’ve had about 30 broken
legs,” reveals a chap from the local
search and rescue team. “We’ve
had about 15 broken arms.
“And a lot of people like to hit
the ground with their faces…”
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page later than
BBC One BBC Two STV Channel 4 Channel 5
6.00am Breakfast News headlines.
9.15 Morning Live Magazine.
10.00 Claimed and Shamed
10.45 Frontline Fightback
11.15 Homes Under the Hammer
Properties in Dover,
Warwickshire and Burnley.
12.15pm Bargain Hunt Two teams
test their antiques knowledge
in Kingston upon Thames. (R)
1.00 BBC News at One; Weather
1.30 Reporting Scotland
1.45 Doctors Luca reveals
too much about himself.
2.15 The Tournament Quiz show,
hosted by Alex Scott.
3.00 Escape to the Country
Alistair Appleton helps a buyer
move to Pembrokeshire.
3.45 Virtually Home Kunal Trehan
injects some life into a
Cambridgeshire living room.
4.30 The Repair Shop Items
include a badly burned
toy dog and a treasured
nurse’s belt buckle. (R)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R)
6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather
6.30 Reporting Scotland
6.30am Escape to the Country
Sonali Shah helps a couple
returning to Britain from the US
to find a home in Cornwall. (R)
7.15 Virtually Home Tips from
top interior designers. (R)
8.00 Sign Zone: MasterChef:
The Professionals Double
bill of the culinary contest. (R)
9.00 BBC News at 9
10.00 BBC News
12.15pm Politics Live Taking a
look at the latest stories from
Westminster and beyond.
1.00 LIVE Snooker: UK
of the latest last-32 matches
from the Barbican Centre in
York, which is played over
the best of 11 frames.
5.15 Flog It! Paul Martin visits
Bristol Cathedral. (R)
6.00 Richard Osman’s House
of Games With Jessie Cave,
Ayesha Hazarika, Simon
Hickson and AJ Pritchard.
6.30 Strictly: It Takes Two
Rylan chats to the lucky
couple that survived the
6.00am Good Morning Britain
News, current affairs and
9.00 Lorraine Entertainment and
the latest fashion news.
10.00 This Morning A mix of
celebrity chat, lifestyle
features, advice and
12.30pm Loose Women
Celebrity interviews and
topical debate with the panel.
1.30 ITV News; Weather
1.55 STV News; Weather
2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal David
Dickinson and the team are
searching for items in Oldham.
3.00 Lingo Ben and Oliver, Katie
and Ant, and Tina and Des
compete in the quiz show.
3.59 STV Weather Central
4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show,
hosted by Ben Shephard.
5.00 The Chase Contestants
Maryanne, Susan, Nadeem
and Malcolm take part,
hosted by Bradley Walsh.
6.00 STV News at Six; Weather
6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather
6.00am Kirstie’s House of Craft
Anneka Rice and Cheryl Baker
make leather earrings. (R)
6.10 Countdown Author Ben
Macintyre is in Dictionary
Corner with Susie Dent. (R)
6.50 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 (R)
11.25 Channel 4 News Summary
11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R)
12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch
Steph McGovern presents
the weekday magazine.
2.10 Countdown Word game.
3.00 Moneybags Quiz show.
4.00 A Place in the Sun
5.00 Four in a Bed For the second
visit, the B&Bers head to
Oakleigh Guest House. (R)
5.30 Bidding Wars The re-sellers
compete to win camping,
fishing and wellness items.
6.00 The Simpsons Animation.
6.30 Hollyoaks Nancy tries to take
her mind off things by throwing
herself into her work. (R)
6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV.
9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion.
11.15 FILM Mingle All the Way
(2018, PG) A new holiday app
brings busy professionals
together for events, but its
founder Molly and user Jeff
find much more. Romance,
starring Jen Lilley. ★★★
1.00 Neighbours See 6.00pm.
1.30 FILM Christmas Romance
Al Dente (2020, PG) Premiere.
After learning that her cousin
had to cancel the Christmas
Eve launch of her new
restaurant, a woman tries to
find a way to make it happen.
Romance, with Anni Krueger
and Nia Vardalos. ★★★
3.15 FILM Holly & Ivy (2020, U)
Premiere. A woman decides
the best way of coming to
the aid of her terminally ill
neighbour is by adopting her
children, Holly and Ivy. Drama,
starring Janel Parrish. ★★★
5.00 5 News at 5
6.00 Neighbours Chloe offers
Nicolette a spare ticket to
a concert in the city. (R)
6.30 Meerkat Manor
8.20pm, holby city:
7.00 River City Kim admits her
secret to Bob, while Lenny’s
mission to find Lydia gathers
pace when former DCI Grant
gives him a lead. Ellie has a
decision to make, while Suzie
and Bernie struggle to find
models for their calendar. (R)
8.00 EastEnders Things get
awkward when Tiffany
spots Keegan out on a date.
8.20 Holby City Eli struggles to
focus as he worries about
Amelia. Russ tries to apologise
to Hanssen and Josh does not
feel ready to start therapy.
9.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
TV presenter and former MP
Ed Balls researches his
ancestry, looking into rumours
of a link to Nelson’s HMS
Victory and a labourer who
went on trial for defending his
livelihood. Last in the series.
10.00 BBC News at Ten
10.25 Reporting Scotland
10.35 I Like the Way U Move
The couples rehearse their
semi-final dances but as the
pressure mounts Jamie Laing
and KK arrange a surprise – a
retreat and pampering session
where they can bond and build
more of a connection. Radio 1
DJ Clara Amfo joins the judging
panel, helping to decide who
will go through to the final.
11.35 Britney Comedy about two
friends reunited after living
thousands of miles apart.
12.00m’t Have I Got a Bit More News
for You. Hosted by Jack Dee, with Phil
Wang and Sayeeda Warsi. (R) 12.45
Question of Sport. With guests
Johanna Konta, Holly Bradshaw, Ellis
Genge and Ryan Sidebottom taking
part. (R) 1.15 Weather for the Week
Ahead 1.20-6.00am BBC News
8pm, Amazing Hotels…
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti
7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road
Trip TV doctor and GP Amir
Khan takes on presenter and
talk show icon Trisha Goddard
in a competition to make the
most money from antiques,
assisted by experts Tim
Medhurst and Izzie Balmer.
8.00 NEW Amazing Hotels:
Life Beyond the Lobby Giles
Coren and Monica Galetti join
staff working in some of the
world’s most unusual hotels,
here visiting the ION Adventure
Hotel in Iceland, which levitates
out from a dormant volcano.
9.00 Impeachment: American
Crime Story At his deposition
in the Paula Jones case,
President Clinton flatly
denies her accusations.
9.55 What We Do in the
Shadows Justice is served,
both for the vampires and also
in small claims court. Starring
Kayvan Novak, Natasia
Demetriou and Matt Berry.
10.20 Amazing Hotels: Life
Beyond the Lobby Giles
Coren and Monica Galetti
work in Icehotel in Sweden. (R)
10.30 Newsnight With Emily Maitlis.
11.15 NFL This Week Osi
Umenyiora and Jason Bell
present action from the latest
fixtures, including Baltimore
Ravens v Cleveland Browns at
M&T Bank Stadium and Green
Bay Packers v Los Angeles
Rams at Lambeau Field.
12.05am Snooker: UK Championship.
Action from the concluding last-32
matches. 12.55 Snooker: UK
Championship Extra. Extended
highlights from one of today’s matches.
2.55 Sign Zone: Universe (R) 3.55 Sign
Zone: The Lakes with Simon Reeve (R)
4.55-6.30am This Is BBC Two
7.00 Emmerdale Yorkshire-set
soap. Belle accompanies Tracy
on their diversionary day out.
7.30 Britain’s Busiest Motorway
Documentary, charting the
work of the men and women
who toil behind the scenes to
keep the M25 running. (R)
8.00 Love Your Garden Alan
Titchmarsh and his team
create a garden complete
with outside gym, kitchen/
lounge, office and even a floral
hallway for a family that has
turned personal struggles
into a thriving charity.
9.00 I’m a Celebrity… Get Me
Out of Here! The famous
faces continue to deal with
the cold and hunger at their
temporary home in North
Wales, all in the hope of being
crowned this year’s King or
Queen of the Castle.
10.05 ITV News at Ten; Weather
The day’s big stories.
10.35 STV News; Weather
10.45 Scotland Tonight; Weather
Current affairs show that
tackles the issues behind
the headlines from a
11.10 On Assignment Carl Dinnen
visits Rome to find out
why the Eternal City is being
declared the sink-hole
capital of Europe.
11.45 It’s Clarkson on TV Jeremy
Clarkson takes a look at the
current state of television. (R)
12.25am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI
Extra 3.15 Loose Women. More
celebrity interviews and topical debate
from a female perspective. (R) 4.05
Unwind with STV. Daily escape
designed to calm the mind and
encourage relaxation and reflection.
5.05-6.00am Tipping Point (R)
9pm, LOST IN SCOTLAND Alan
Cumming and Miriam Margolyes
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
8.00 NEW Sarah Beeny’s
New Life in the Country
Documentary following the
property expert and her family
after moving from London to
rural Somerset. The builders
lay the concrete floor and
Sarah adds a second beehive.
9.00 Miriam and Alan: Lost in
Scotland Miriam Margolyes
and Alan Cumming join a
walking group whose
members include Alan’s mum,
play a round of ‘zen golf’ and
reflect on their journey in
Edinburgh. Last in the series.
10.00 Stath Lets Flats Alone and
struggling to start anew, Stath
sees his dad’s wedding as
the perfect opportunity to
win back the love of his life.
Comedy, starring Jamie
Demetriou. Last in the series.
10.30 Gogglebox TV opinions. (R)
11.35 Taskmaster With just one
lap left to run, Alan Davies,
Desiree Burch, Guz Khan,
Morgana Robinson and
Victoria Coren Mitchell each
retain hopes of being crowned
the winner. Hosted by Alan
Davies. Last in the series. (R)
12.35am Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) 1.25 Iris Prize
Best British Shorts: Smile 2.45 FILM
Mahanagar (1963, PG) Drama, starring
Madhabi Mukherjee and Anil
Chatterjee. ★★★★ 5.00 Kirstie and
Phil’s Love It or List It (R) 5.55-6.10am
Kirstie’s House of Craft (R)
7pm, secret life of
7.00 Secret Life of the Forest
Autumn arrives at Kielder
Forest and there’s a feeling
of change in the air, with
wildlife preparing for the
colder months, including
the red squirrels who are
busy hoarding nuts.
8.00 Christmas on the Yorkshire
Steam Railway: All Aboard
It’s Christmas at the North
Yorkshire Moors Railway, and
cameras follow staff as they
prepare for the festive season.
A brand-new train with 25,000
lights has been brought in. (R)
9.00 NEW Attack on Pearl
Harbor: Caught By Surprise
A detailed account of the
Japanese attacks on Pearl
Harbour, beginning with the
inception of the idea and
the obstacles it faced during
the months of planning.
10.00 Inside the Force: 24/7
Documentary going behind
the scenes at Lincoln’s
West Parade police station,
beginning by focusing on
the custody suite as a
procession of challenging
suspects are brought in. (R)
11.05 FILM Death Wish (2018, 15)
A surgeon embarks on his
own mission for justice
following an attack on his wife
and daughter after becoming
frustrated with the lack of
police progress. Thriller,
starring Bruce Willis. ★★★
1.10am The 21.co.uk Live Casino
Show 3.10 Entertainment News on 5
3.15 Celebs in Solitary: Meltdown. The
water and electricity are turned off. (R)
4.00 Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16
(R) 4.50 Britain’s Greatest Bridges (R)
5.35 Thomas & Friends (R)
5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)
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6.00am Love Bites 7.00 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30
Coronation Street 9.30 Supermarket
Sweep 10.30 I’m a Celebrity… Get Me
Out of Here! 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm
Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3.00 Dress to
Impress 4.00 I’m a Celebrity… Get Me
Out of Here! 5.00 The Voice USA. Ed
Sheeran serves as mentor to the teams.
7.00 Superstore Double bill.
8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill.
9.00 Family Guy Double bill. The Wi-Fi
goes out in the Griffin house; Stewie’s
body swapping machine malfunctions.
10.00 Plebs Double bill. The boys gatecrash
a posh banquet; a heatwave hits Rome.
11.00 Killer Camp The campmates are still
reeling from the previous night’s murder.
12.00m’t Family Guy. Animated adventure.
12.30 American Dad! 1.30 Bob’s
Burgers 2.20 Superstore 3.10 Unwind
with ITV 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping
6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Last Stop
Garage 8.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 11.00 Top Gear
1.00pm QI XL 2.00 Scrapyard Supercar
3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s India
6.00 QI XL Sandi Toksvig is joined by Alan
Davies, Romesh Ranganathan, Rachel
Parris and Richard Osman on the quiz.
7.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA
Double bill of the improvisation show.
8.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games
Ellie Taylor, Josh Widdicombe, Steve
Pemberton and Fern Britton compete.
8.40 Would I Lie to You? With Alan Davies,
Richard Osman and Jermaine Jenas.
9.20 QI With guest Sarah Millican.
10.00 Question Team With Isy Suttie.
11.00 Live at the Apollo With Sean Lock.
12.00m’t Mock the Week 12.40 Would I
Lie to You? 1.20 Have I Got a Bit More
News for You 2.30 QI 3.00 Hypothetical
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: four episodes 3.00
Mike & Molly 4.00 The Goldbergs 5.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: two episodes
6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill.
7.00 Hollyoaks Concerns for Luke after he
becomes obsessed with finding Darren.
7.30 Young Sheldon Missy stands
up to the boys on her baseball team.
8.00 The Big Bang Theory Sitcom.
9.00 The Great Christmas Bake Off
Part one of two. Former contestants
compete in a series of festive challenges.
10.15 Naked Attraction Double bill.
12.20am Gogglebox. Opinions on recent
TV. 1.30 First Dates Hotel 2.30 The
100 3.15 The Big Bang Theory 4.05
How I Met Your Mother 4.50-6.00am
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA
BBC Scotland 2.15-3.00pm BBC Scotland
News Special – Coronavirus Update 7.00
Scotland’s Best Dog 7.30 Landward 8.00
This Farming Life. Documentary. 9.00 The Nine
10.00 Meet You at the Hippos 11.00pm-
12.00m’t The Big Scottish Book Club
BBC Alba 6.00am Alba Today 5.00pm
Pompon Am Mathan Beag/Pompon Little Bear
5.10 Orain CBeebies 5.20 Nannag a’ Noo/
Huggleboo 5.30 Shane an Chef 5.45 Abadas
5.55 Stoiridh 6.00 Na Dana-thursan aig Tintin/
The Adventures of Tintin 6.25 Damhan &
Durrag/Pipas & Douglas 6.30 Clann Na Cruinne
6.45 A’ Chuil 6.50 Uaine 7.00 Beartas nan
Daoine (The People’s Riches) 7.25 Dan 7.30
Celtic Connections Shorts 7.40 An La (News)
7.50 LIVE Live FIFA Women’s World Cup
Qualifier. Spain v Scotland (kick-off 8.00pm).
9.55 Celtic Connections Shorts 10.00 Eilean
Chanaigh (Summer on Canna) 11.00 Fraochy
Bay 11.05 Machair 11.30 Alleluia! (Spiritual
Music & Verse) 12.00m’t-6.00am Alba Today
ENGLAND As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm
Regional News; Weather 6.30 Regional News;
Weather 7.00 The One Show 7.30 EastEnders
7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire
8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe
12.00noon Best Cake Wins 12.30 The
Real Housewives of Orange County
1.25 The Real Housewives of Cheshire
2.25 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 The
Real Housewives of New York City
5.00 The Real Housewives of Atlanta
6.00 Masters of Flip Dave and Kortney
Wilson take on a large property flip with
an odd layout, hoping to transform its
maze into a family friendly dream home.
7.00 Buying and Selling Kim and Pete
seek to sell their split-level home.
8.00 Dinner Date Jack chooses three
people to date based on their menus.
9.00 For Real: The Story of Reality TV
Andy Cohen looks at the television
genre’s fascination with the wealthy.
10.00 Love Island: Australia.
11.25 Bridezillas Wedding planning.
12.20am FYI Extra 12.40 Unwind with ITV
6.00am Teleshopping 7.20 Bread 8.35 The
Bill 9.35 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic
Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic
EastEnders 2.20 Peak Practice 3.20 All
Creatures Great and Small 4.20 Pie in the
Sky 5.20 Just Good Friends. Comedy.
6.00 ’Allo ’Allo! Double bill.
7.20 Last of the Summer Wine Foggy
takes Compo and Clegg on a nostalgic
day out to the Keighley and Worth
Valley Railway to ride on a steam train.
8.00 PD James: The Murder Room
Conclusion. The killing of Neville Dupayne
is followed by further copycat murders,
while Dalgliesh’s investigations are
complicated by his feelings for Emma.
10.00 New Tricks The detectives
reinvestigate the three-year-old case
of a murdered fashion designer.
11.15 Bad Girls Part one of two. Phyl
and Bev get the chance to escape.
12.50am Judge John Deed 2.50 New
Tricks 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping
Freeview 13 Freeview 18
8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 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 Kirstie’s Handmade
Christmas. A gingerbread challenge.
6.55 Escape to the Chateau Dick
and Angel try to live self-sufficiently.
7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud
revisits an experimental amphibious
house in Buckinghamshire.
9.00 How to Build British: BAC
The building of the single-seat,
road-legal supercar the BAC Mono R.
10.00 Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Gordon travels by motorcycle, through
Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas.
11.10 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Christmas Special Jimmy Carr hosts.
12.10am 24 Hours in A&E 1.15 How to
Build British: BAC 2.15 Gordon Ramsay:
Uncharted 3.20-3.50am Food
Unwrapped. Discussing baby carrots.
7.50 Holby City 8.30-9.00 The Bidding Room
10.25-10.30pm Regional News; Weather
NORTHERN IRELAND As BBC1 except:
1.30-1.45pm BBC Newsline; Weather
6.30 BBC Newsline; Weather 7.00 The One
Show 7.30 EastEnders 7.50 Holby City
8.30-9.00 The Bidding Room 10.25 BBC
Newsline; Weather 10.35 Spotlight 11.05 I Like
the Way U Move 12.05am Britney 12.30-
1.20am The Graham Norton Show
NORTHERN IRELAND As BBC2 except:
11.15pm Ulster By the Sea 11.45 NFL This
Week 12.35am Snooker: UK Championship
1.25-2.55am Snooker: UK Championship Extra
BORDER As STV except: 1.55-2.00pm
ITV News Border 6.00-6.30 ITV News
Lookaround 10.35 ITV News Border 10.50 On
Assignment 11.20-12.25am The Jonathan
Ross Show 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
The Enterprise 10.35 UTV Live 10.50 On
Assignment 11.20-12.25am The Jonathan
Ross Show 4.05-5.05am Unwind with ITV
7.00pm The Joy of Painting: Winter
Specials Steve Ross creates an
oval painting of a winter landscape.
7.30 Winter Walks Alastair Campbell
treks across the hillsides of
Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales.
8.00 Keeping Up Appearances
Hyacinth visits a stately home.
8.30 One Foot in the Grave Victor
starts work on a sitcom script.
9.00 dinnerladies Philippa has
a bright idea for raising spirits.
9.30 Mark Lawson Talks to Richard
Wilson The actor in conversation.
10.30 Scots in China Double bill.
Neil Oliver explores modern China;
what the future holds for China.
12.30am What Do Artists Do All Day?
1.00 Mindful Escapes: Breathe,
Release, Restore 1.30 Mindful
Escapes: Breathe, Release, Restore
2.00 Mark Lawson Talks to Richard
Wilson 3.00-3.30am Winter Walks
6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote
10.00 NCIS 11.55 Entertainment
News on 5 12.00noon Law & Order
6.00 NCIS Two episodes. Torres and
Bishop pose as criminals as part of a
mission to dismantle a drug-running
operation; a Navy Lieutenant JAG
lawyer is found dead by his parents.
7.55 Entertainment News on 5
8.00 NCIS McGee and Torres visit
the home of a high-school student
who witnessed a hit-and-run.
9.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
An officer’s son is murdered.
10.00 Grey’s Anatomy Double bill.
Meredith grows tired of Alex;
Cristina treats a former nurse.
11.55 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit A teenage girl is assaulted.
12.50am Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit 1.50 Law & Order 2.50 Gone
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Artist of the Year 1.00 Tales of the
Unexpected 2.00 Discovering 3.00
What Was Virginia Woolf Afraid Of?
4.00 Music Icons: Spector Years
4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star
5.00 Tales of the Unexpected
6.00 Discovering: Jack Lemmon
7.00 Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion
and Tragedy Documentary.
8.00 TS Eliot: The Search for
Happiness The life of the poet.
9.00 Sky Arts Book Club
10.00 I Am Patrick Swayze
12.00m’t Life & Rhymes 12.45 The
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Sky Sports Main Event
6.00am Sky Sports News 7.00 Good Morning
Sports Fans 7.30 Early Kick-Off 8.00 Good
Morning Sports Fans 10.00 The Football Show
12.00noon Sky Sports News. Headlines.
7.30 LIVE SPFL Motherwell v Dundee United
(kick-off 7.45pm). Action from Fir Park.
10.15 Sky Sports News. Today’s headlines.
11.00 NFL Fantasy 12.00m’t Sky Sports News
12.30 MLS Greatest Games 12.35 MLS
12.40 LIVE MLS New England Revolution v
New York City FC. Play-off semi-final action.
2.50 MLS 3.00-6.00am Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Cricket
6.00am Cricket in Mumbai 7.00 Talking Cricket.
With Mark Butcher. 8.00 You Guys Are
History 9.00 Women’s Big Bash League
6.35pm Test Cricket 11.30 Cricket in Mumbai
12.30am You Guys Are History 1.30 Best of
ICC WT20 2.00 Nasser Meets Sachin 3.00
Cricket in Mumbai 4.00 ICC Men’s T20
World Cup 5.00-6.00am Best of ICC WT20
Sky Sports Football
6.00am EFL Greatest Games 6.45 SPFL Greatest
Games 7.00 Football’s Greatest Players 7.30
Football Countdowns 8.00 Football Years 8.30
EFL Greatest Games 9.00 SPFL Greatest
Games 9.30 Football’s Greatest Players
10.00 Football Countdowns 10.30 Football
Years 11.00 EFL Play-Off Final Highlights
12.00noon EFL Highlights 12.15 EFL Greatest
Games 12.45 SPFL Greatest Games 1.00
Football’s Greatest Players 1.30 Football
Countdowns 2.00 Football Years 2.30 EFL
Highlights 2.45 EFL Greatest Games 3.00
EFL 5.45 Scottish Premiership Round-Up
6.00 EFL Goals 6.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
7.00 EFL Highlights 7.15 EFL Highlights
7.30 LIVE SPFL Motherwell v Dundee United.
10.15 EFL Goals 10.45 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
11.15 EFL Greatest Games 12.30am MLS
12.40 LIVE MLS New England Revolution v
New York City FC. Play-off semi-final action.
2.50 MLS. Counting down top five goals.
3.00 EFL Play Off Finals C’Ship 13/14
4.00 EFL Play Off Finals League 1 13/14 5.00-
6.00am EFL Play Off Finals League 2 13/14
BT Sport 1
6.00am The Football Archives 6.30 The Football
Archives 7.00 WWE NXT UK 8.00 Premier
League Review 9.00 BT Sport Goals Reload
9.30 Vanarama National League Highlights
10.00 ESPN FC 10.30 UEFA Europa League
Goals Reload 10.45 UEFA Champions League
Goals Reload 11.00 UEFA Champions League
Magazine. News and updates. 11.30 The
Football Archives: UEFA Champions League
12.00noon Premier League Review 1.00 BT Sport
Goals Reload 1.15 Gallagher Premiership
Rugby Highlights 2.45 Rugby Tonight 3.30
Ligue 1 Highlights 4.30 Serie A – Full Impact
5.00 Inside Serie A. The latest news.
5.30 LIVE Serie A Coverage of Atalanta v Venezia.
7.30 LIVE Serie A Salernitana v Juventus.
9.45 Ultimate Goal 10.45 BT Sport Fight Night
11.15 Rugby Tonight. Rugby discussion.
12.00m’t WWE NXT Highlights. All the action
1.00 LIVE WWE NXT Wrestling action.
3.15 Ariel Helwani Meets 4.45 BT Sport Goals
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BT Sport 2
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Meets 7.00 V8 Supercars Highlights 8.00 FIM
X-Trial World Championship Highlights 9.00
Nitro Rallycross Highlights 10.00 European Le
Mans Series Highlights 11.00 Michelin Le Mans
Cup Highlights 11.30 Hockey 1.30pm BT
Sport Takeover 2.00 Inside Sailing. The latest
news. 2.30 Premier League 4.00 Premier
League World 4.30 Premier League Review
5.30 LIVE Serie A Fiorentina v Sampdoria.
7.30 BT Sport Goals Reload. Sensational goals.
7.45 LIVE Serie A Hellas Verona v Cagliari (kick-off
7.45pm). From Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.
9.45 BT Sport Films 11.00 European Le Mans
Series Highlights. 2021’s highs and lows.
12.00m’t LIVE College Football The College
Football Playoff Selection Committee
reveals College Football’s top 25 teams.
12.30 LIVE College Basketball Further action.
2.30 LIVE College Basketball Further action.
4.30 Bo, Barkley & the Big Hurt 5.30-6.00am
IFSC Climbing World Cup Highlights
6.00am Alpine Skiing 8.00 Snooker: UK
Championship 10.05 Cyclo-Cross 11.00 Hall of
Fame: PyeongChang Biathlon 11.30 The
Cycling Show. A look at the cycling world.
12.05pm Alpine Skiing 2.05 Cyclo-Cross
3.00 LIVE Davis Cup Tennis The second
quarter-final featuring the first singles rubber.
5.00 LIVE Davis Cup Tennis The second
quarter-final featuring the second singles rubber.
7.00 LIVE Davis Cup Tennis The second
quarter-final featuring the doubles rubber.
9.00 Motocross World Championship
10.00 Ski Jumping 11.00 Ski Jumping
12.00m’t Cyclo-Cross 1.00 Motorsport: WTCR
2.00 World Superbikes 3.00 World Superbikes
Extra 4.00-6.00am Snooker: UK Championship
ITV3 Freeview 10
6.00am Classic Coronation Street 7.00
Classic Emmerdale 8.05 That’s My Boy
8.40 On the Buses 9.15 Inspector Morse.
Detective drama. 11.35 Heartbeat 1.45pm
Classic Emmerdale 2.50 Classic Coronation
Street 3.50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot
6.00 Heartbeat 8.00 Midsomer Murders
10.00 DCI Banks 12.05am Inspector
Morse 2.15-2.30am Unwind with ITV
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6.00am The Protectors 6.25 The
Champions 7.20 The Memoirs of Sherlock
Holmes 8.15 The Avengers 9.20 The
Professionals 10.30 Minder 11.35 The
Champions 12.40pm World of Sport 12.55
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 2.00 The
Avengers 3.10 The Professionals 4.10
Minder 5.10 Giant Lobster Hunters 6.05
World of Sport 6.15 LIVE World Cup Live.
England Women v Latvia Women (kick-off
7.00pm). 9.20 World of Sport 9.35 River
Monsters 10.00 FILM Lucy (2014/15) ★★★
11.50 Motorsport UK 12.50am The
Professionals 1.55-3.00am Minder
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Kids Go Skint 9.00 Shoplifters & Scammers:
At War with the Law 10.00 Filthy House
SOS 11.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next
Door 12.00noon Traffic Cops 2.00 Police
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World of Trucking 12.05am Airport 24/7:
Thailand 1.05 Fights, Camera, Action! 2.05
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Essential Classics 12.00noon Composer of
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2.55 The Man from Colorado (1948/PG)
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Sky Cinema Premiere
6.55am Nancy Drew and the
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8.35 Too Close for Christmas (2020/PG)
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10.10 A Boy Called Christmas (2021/PG)
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11.55 The Last Job (2021/15)
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3.10 Don’t Tell a Soul (2020/15) Thriller,
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4.40 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
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6.20 Too Close for Christmas (2020/PG)
Drama, starring Chad Michael Murray. ★★★
8.00 A Boy Called Christmas (2021/PG)
Adventure, starring Henry Lawfull. ★★★
9.50 The Last Job (2021/15) Premiere. An man
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thieves who have destroyed his life. Crime
thriller, starring Richard Dreyfuss. ★★
11.30 Trauma Centre (2019/15) Action
thriller, starring Nicky Whelan. ★★
1.10am Riders of Justice (2021/15) Comedy
drama, starring Mads Mikkelsen. ★★★★
3.10 Lorelei (2020/15) Drama, starring
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5.05-6.45am Joey & Ella: A Kangaroo Tail
(2021/U) Family adventure, starring
Ashton Leigh and Jennifer Michele. ★★★
Sky Cinema Christmas
4.15pm Santa Claus: The Movie (1985/U)
Fantasy, starring Dudley Moore. ★★
6.15 Surviving Christmas (2004/12)
Comedy, starring Ben Affleck. ★
8.00 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(1989/PG) Comedy, with Chevy Chase. ★★★
9.40 The Holiday (2006/12) Romantic comedy,
with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. ★★
12.05am Santa Claus: The Movie (1985/U)
See 4.15pm for details. ★★
2.10 How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996/U)
Animation, with Mary Tyler Moore. ★★★
3.40 Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
(2017/U) Animation, starring Stellan
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5.20-6.00am Tom & Jerry: Santa’s Little
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Sky Cinema Family
5.35pm Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite! (2020/U)
Animated adventures, with the voice of
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7.05 Muppets from Space (1999/U) Puppet
comedy, with F Murray Abraham. ★★★★
8.35 The Witches (2020/PG) Fantasy, starring
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10.20 Daphne & Velma (2018/U) Crime
comedy, starring Sarah Jeffery. ★★★
11.45 Marmaduke (2010/U) Comedy, with Lee
Pace, and the voice of Owen Wilson. ★★
1.20am Little Manhattan (2005/PG) Romantic
drama, starring Josh Hutcherson. ★★★★
3.00 Magical Adventures in the Forbidden
City (2019/12) Fantasy adventure,
starring Tinatin Dalakishvili. ★★★
5.00-6.00am Sky Cinema Preview
5.00pm Quantez (1957/PG) Western, starring
Fred MacMurray and Dorothy Malone. ★★★
6.45 The Goonies (1985/12) Family
adventure, starring Sean Astin. ★★★★
9.00 Who Dares Wins (1982/18) Action
thriller, starring Lewis Collins. ★★
11.40 The Belly of the Beast (2003/15)
Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal. ★★
1.30-3.10am Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958/U)
Western, starring Mark Stevens. ★★
4.55pm Just In Time for Christmas (2015/U)
Comedy, starring Eloise Mumford. ★★★
7.10 Jack and Jill (2011/PG) Comedy,
starring Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes. ★
9.00 Momentum (2015/15) Action thriller, with
Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman. ★★
10.55 Butterfly on a Wheel (2007/15)
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12.50am A Most Violent Year (2014/15)
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3.25-6.00am S.W.A.T. (2003/12) Action thriller,
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Calvin and hobbEs Bill Watterson
Dilbert Scott Adams
Faith, hope and sue Lisa Wild
Rupert AND THE distant music No 40
The Piper soon forgives his boy.
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44 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Plea for UK-wide plan
stinks of hypocrisy
THIS morning, Nicola Sturgeon
urged Boris Johnson to introduce a
“four nations” approach to
containing the Omicron variant.
This is pure political posturing and
What has Ms Sturgeon been
doing for the last 18 months?
Everything in her power, and
sometimes beyond her powers, to
ensure that Scotland implements a
different set of Covid policies to
those south of the Border.
She is not to be trusted, under
any circumstances, and I would
urge Boris and his Cabinet to be
careful of any “offer” coming from
It’s bad news for most,
but good for the SNP
THEY say every cloud has a silver
lining. And the Omicron variant
appears to present one to Nicola
Sturgeon, as she cites it as a reason
for possible further delays in
It provides perfect cover for her
party’s inability to create any
meaningful offering to those who
might support independence.
Instead, there is bickering and
internal feuding over almost every
aspect of how to proceed.
Little has changed in areas such
as currency since Scotland rejected
Alex Salmond’s offer in 2014. The
most notable alteration is an
“extinction event” – North Sea
oil and gas is to be consigned to
history. The golden goose has been
hounded to extinction.
Monday’s Covid briefing saw
Ms Sturgeon return as though she
had never left – just the job for
ratcheting up her popularity rating
after months of relatively little
Are we about to witness another
round of increased controls on a
weary populace? And where does
Omicron leave her flagship
vaccination passport policy: holed
below the waterline?
Mixed messages as
parents miss out again
Can someone please explain why
Nicola Sturgeon is allowing
pantomimes to go ahead but
parents and grandparents cannot
see their children in nativity plays?
Again, she is sending out mixed
Now she is also blaming Covid
for the appalling NHS staff
shortages, yet we have had Covid
for only two of her 14 years in
government and the NHS was going
down the swanny when she arrived.
The SNP are to blame, so she
should be looking at her
government very carefully.
Channel survivor’s story
puts our leaders to shame
THERE cannot be many who were
not horrified by the chilling account
from one of the few survivors of
During coronavirus restrictions we can only publish readers’ letters emailed
to email@example.com Letters must include address and phone number
I HAVE long been concerned by our
nuclear safety and as such produced a
report on operations at HM Naval Base
The report begins in 1989 when
Rosyth radiation workers (reputed to be
best in the country) and at the request
of the MoD, worked at Faslane, where
they found radioactive items unmarked,
lying around the workshop used by
navy engineers and, worse, radioactive
pipework/valves in their own lockers.
I have contacted all political parties
about my concerns during the past years
and have received no support –
including from the unions.
There have been reports throughout
the years of high radioactive discharges
into the Gare Loch, and also reports of
miscarriages. Unbelieveably, the
Scottish Environment Protection
Agency (Sepa) have no remit at Faslane.
Hopefully, my concerns will be
investigated, as I believe radiation
workers are leaving the base with no
mandatory secondary check.
John Connor (Ex-radiation controller,
Rosyth and Faslane), Dunfermline
that tragic Channel crossing where
so many lost their lives.
It was hard to read how he
pleaded to both the British and
French authorities for help, only
to be told by each that the
responsibility lay with the other.
Such callousness starkly reveals
that our authorities, who like to
cloak themselves in compassionate
rhetoric, see such hapless
individuals as pawns in their petty
If the accounts of that fatal
crossing are credible, you have to
wonder how those in authority can
sleep at night with so many lost
lives on their conscience.
Both Britain and France are
culpable in the court of human
opinion for their complicity in such
tragic and avoidable outcomes.
Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow
Nationalists have put us
all on the wrong road
“IT’S a lang road that has nae
turning” is an auld Scots saying
meaning, “Keep on going until you
Letter of the day
reach the end of your task and
But it appears Nicola Sturgeon
has gone of the rails completely, and
all her false promises and poor
financial investments of the past
15 years are catching up on her.
Education is a shambles, with the
exam system causing problems
which can only be solved by a new
system that gives students a fair
chance irrespective of which school
Then there is the U-turn over the
Cambo oil field – a development
which would help fuel Scotland and
give us income without which we
will not be in a position to seek
independence any time soon.
Whisky alone won’t keep us afloat.
It seems the “lang road” has
been too long for Ms Sturgeon and
tactics are a sick joke
Well, well, well, there’s a surprise.
The SNP are going to table a motion
Years of inaction over radiation at
Faslane must be addressed soon
Astute-class HMS Audacious at Faslane base on the Clyde
of censure on Boris Johnson early
This is standard Nationalist
deflection tactics and clearly an
attempt to reassure the troops and
take attention away from the fact
that their dream is even further off
than it was in 2014.
Their censure motion is a
bigger joke than even Mr Johnson.
He is unlikely to be quaking in
“Out of his depth?’ Try
looking in the mirror
IAN Blackford does not appreciate
the fact that every time he opens his
mouth, he cements the general
opinion throughout the UK
that he would find trouble in an
He claims Boris Johnson is out of
his depth, but that is in fact a perfect
description of his boss Nicola
Sturgeon and her Scottish
is the national pothole problem a real emergency?
I lose track
of the number
of times this
issue rears its head
without any real
long-term solution ever
(“‘Motorists facing a
plague of potholes’”,
I know the weather
in this country can be
atrocious but surely to
goodness some proper
national or local funding
could be ringfenced to
make this annual
problem disappear. Is it
something to do with
the type of substance
used to repair roads?
Whatever the problem
is, it’s a nuisance that
never seems to go away.
worrying about potholes
is a bit silly.
OK, they shouldn’t be
around in the 21st
century with the
materials that surely
must be available. But
now is not the time to be
bothered about them.
Covid is back and
worrying about this
issue is small fry.
Money needs to be
found to tackle Covid,
possible new furloughs
for those parts of the
economy that may be
affected, not to mention
money for social care.
Let’s sort these issues
November 30, 2021
On this day
65 years ago (1956)
We announced Anthony
Government had decided to
withdraw British forces from
Suez after Foreign Secretary
Selwyn Lloyd told the Cabinet
the crisis could not be
resolved while troops
remained on Egyptian soil.
Our front page editorial
intervention in the region
had achieved nothing.
39 years ago (1982)
A letter bomb sent to
No.10 by animal rights
campaigners slightly burnt
one of PM Margaret
Thatcher’s aides who
The Prime Minister was
in the building at the time
of the explosion but was
Extremist group Animal
Rights Militia claimed
16 years ago (2005)
Dr John Sentamu became the
97th Archbishop of York and
the first black Archbishop in
the Church of England.
Born in Uganda, Africa,
Sentamu fled to the UK in
1974 to escape brutal dictator
He studied theology at
Cambridge and in 2002 was
appointed the Bishop of
He retired in 2020.
Stiller is 56.
He is an avid
Star Trek fan.
is 61. He is
is 55. He only
Billy Idol is
66. His real
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into a bar. The third
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House price Index +11.8%
Borrowing rises after early
Christmas shopping splurge
HOUSEHOLD spending is on the
increase as people save less and borrow
more in the run-up to Christmas, the
Bank of England reported yesterday.
The central bank’s Money and Credit
Report showed households borrowed a
net additional £706million in consumer
credit in October. The
figure includes borrowing
on credit cards,
overdrafts and personal
Within the total,
£637million was on
credit cards, marking
the strongest net borrowing
on cards since
put less money into
savings. When money
put into Treasurybacked
NS&I accounts was also taken
into account, a total of £6.4billion flowed
into these funds in October.
This was significantly lower than an
average net flow of £11.9billion over the
12 months to September.
Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist
at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said he
expects households to continue squirrelling
money away. He said: “Households
set aside in savings accounts in October
By Graham Hiscott
spree: More credit card shopping
the smallest sum since the pandemic
began, though the emergence of the
Omicron variant is likely to ensure that
they remain cautious over the coming
months.” Mortgage lending slumped to a
16-month low last
month, Bank of England
figures also revealed.
Some 67,199 home
loans for house purchase
were approved in
Meanwhile, the value
of mortgages given the
green light amounted to
£1.6billion, down from
£9.3billion back in
September. The drop
has been blamed in part
on the end of the
Government’s stamp duty holiday.
Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage
broker SPF Private Clients, said:
“The market is settling down a little after
what has been a frenzied few months.”
Geoff Garrett, director of broker
Henry Dannell, said: “The temptation of
a stamp duty saving spurred many homebuyers
to enter the market earlier...a
decline following the final deadline was
only to be expected.”
Strong sales boost Barr’s profits
Irn-Bru maker AG Barr’s profits
for the year are expected to beat
market forecasts after strong sales.
The Scottish business, which also
makes Rubicon, said sales since
September “have grown ahead of
our expectations”. They have been
boosted by the return of people
Company CloSe +/- high loW
3i group .........................................1388 +25½ 1453½ 1070½
a.B. Foods .....................................1907 +22 2494 1727
admiral group ............................3013 +50 3688 2798
anglo american.....................2683½ +48½ 3444 2213½
antofagasta .................................1398 +13½ 1925 1237
ashtead group ...........................6130 +46 6450 3150
astraZeneca .................................8367 -44 9444 6794
auto Trader ................................ 732½ +2½ 739½ 543½
avast .............................................. 604¾ +3 609½ 420
aveva group ...............................3220 +18 4220 3107
aviva .............................................. 378¼ +7¼ 426¼ 314¼
B&m europ Value Ret ..............625# -3 643¾ 469¾
Bae Systems ............................549¾# 599½ 462
Barclays ........................................ 183¼ +1½ 202¾ 133½
Barratt Development ............ 692¾ +5½ 794¾ 583½
Berkeley grp hldgs ..................4325 +32 5372¾ 4169
Bhp Billiton ..................................2019 +57 2375½ 1698½
Bp ..................................................327¾# +10 363½ 247¾
British amer.Tob ........................2556 +15 2924 2485½
British land ..............................521½# +6½ 544¾ 429¾
BT group ..................................... 163½ +9½ 205½ 116¾
Bunzl.............................................2867# +32 2890 2150
Burberry group ..........................1795 +12½ 2264 1687
Coca-Cola hBC ...........................2353 +10 2784 2160
Compass group .........................1522 +68½ 1646 1310½
CRh ..................................................3679 -30 3921 2937
Croda international ...............10065 +163 10195 5940
DCC ...............................................5634# +12 6614 5178
Diageo ........................................3823½ +64 3912 2812½
DS Smith ...................................... 367¾ -1 462¼ 332
entain ..............................................1746 +22 2377 1015½
evraz .................................................. 572 +7¼ 698¼ 386¼
experian group ..........................3383 +60 3512 2273
Ferguson ................................. 11555# +70 12120 8324
Flutter entert. ...........................10325 +25 16915 10270
Fresnillo ........................................ 914½ +7½ 1249 745¼
glaxoSmithkline .....................1525# +14¼ 1593½ 1190¾
glencore ...................................... 357¼ +5¼ 392½ 211¾
halma..............................................3029 +57 3165 2216
to offices and the recovery of bars
Revenues are expected to be
around £264million for the year,
with a forecast pre-tax profit of
£41million. It is the second time the
soft drinks firm has upgraded profit
guidance in four months.
++ The FTSe 100 The FTSe 100 The FTSe 100 ++
Company CloSe +/- high loW
hargreaves lansdown ........1341½ -80 1788 1320½
hikma .............................................2230 -48 2690 2193
hSBC holdings ......................... 416½ +2½ 455½ 359¾
imperial Brands .......................1563# +14 1674 1333
informa............................................. 474 +8 598½ 466
interContinental htl .................4600 +20 5336 4472
intermediate Cap.grp .............2150 +41 2379 1593
intertek group ............................5480 +28 6198 4775
intl Consolidated airlines ........ 131 -½ 217¾ 1½
iTV ................................................... 111¼ +2½ 132½ 94
John David group ................1141½ +39½ 1170 733¼
Johnson matthey ......................2133 +67 3300 2066
kingfisher ........................................ 326 +1 376½ 260¼
land Securities ...........................751# +9¼ 766¼ 607
legal & general ............................ 285 +2¼ 298 243½
lloyds Banking grp...................46¾ +¾ 51 33
london Stock ex........................6870 +20 9910 6666
m&g ............................................... 190¼ +2½ 248½ 176
meggitt ........................................ 739¾ -¼ 839¼ 389
melrose ............................................ 146 +1¾ 190¾ 128¾
mondi .............................................1748 +1½ 2068 1658
national grid ...........................1001¼ -1 1010 806½
sainsbury’s bags amazon till-free tech
Check this out... Sainsbury’s goes till-free in Amazon link-up
Sainsbury’s has teamed up
with Amazon to go till-free.
The first branch opened
yesterday in central London,
near similar Amazon and
Tesco checkout-free stores.
Sainsbury’s is using
Amazon’s Just Walk Out
technology in the online
giant’s first partnership with
a third-party customer
outside the US. The system
is used in eight London
Amazon Fresh stores, as the
company continues to grow
its bricks and mortar sector.
Sainsbury’s customers will
pay via its SmartShop app,
which adds up items spotted
by shop cameras and
charges a linked bank card.
The store is on the site of
its first till-free effort, which
lasted a few months in 2019.
Retail giant to sell Glasgow site
Retail property giant Hammerson
is in talks over the sale of the
Silverburn shopping centre near
Glasgow for around £140million.
The company yesterday confirmed
discussions were taking place over
the disposal of the site, which is a
50-50 joint venture Hammerson
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natWest group ........................ 210½ +2¼ 234¼ 147½
next .................................................7962 +114 8394 6386
ocado .............................................1834 +5 2883 1565½
pearson ........................................ 614½ +4½ 869½ 587½
pershing Square hold ..........3005# 3080 2385
persimmon ...................................2759 +29 3238 2463
phoenix group ............................. 644 +7¼ 786¼ 623½
polymetal intl. .........................1341½ -31 1841½ 1228
prudential .................................1294½ -9 1585½ 1169½
Reckitt Benckiser .......................6164 -22 6801 5391
RelX .................................................2343 +34 2380 1692½
Rentokil initial ........................... 618½ +2½ 636¼ 464½
Rightmove ...................................... 740 +8¾ 763½ 555¾
Rio Tinto .....................................4621½ +79 6658 4375½
Rolls-Royce group .................. 122½ +1 147½ 87
Royal mail .................................. 500¼ -5½ 606½ 307¾
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘a’ ...............1594¾# +38½ 1786 1271¼
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’...................1594#
+37½ 1801½ 1234¼
Sage group .................................... 777 +3½ 800 558½
Sainsbury (J)............................289¾# -4 340 210
Schroders ......................................3517 +64 3871 3170
Scottish mortgage.............1511½# +24 1543½ 1017
SegRo.........................................1417½ +19½ 1437 875¾
Severn Trent .................................2907 +8 2915 2168
Smith & nephew .......................1240 +5 1668½ 1235
Smiths group ..............................1456 +6½ 1661 1355½
Smurfit kappa ............................3882 +11 4305 3180
Spirax-Sarco ..............................15840 +130 17135 10710
SSe ....................................................1558 -6 1682 1301½
St James’s place ......................1562½ +25 1692 1019½
Standard Chartered ............... 414¼ +2½ 521½ 410
Standard life ............................. 235¾ -2¼ 331 234
Taylor Wimpey .......................... 155½ +1¼ 191¾ 146½
Tesco.................................................. 279 -¼ 286 219¼
Unilever .......................................3921# -30½ 4586 3733
United Utilities ........................1088½ -7 1099 859¼
Vodafone group ........................110# +½ 142½ 107
Whitbread .....................................2875 +38 3595 2787
Wpp group...............................1060½ +7 1115½ 725½
THE FTSE 100 yesterday clawed
back some of Friday’s panic sell-off
fuelled by the discovery of the
Covid Omicron variant.
Yesterday’s 65.92 point recovery
shows investors are still nervous of
what the strain means.
British Airways owner IAG
– one of the big victims of Friday’s
mayhem – saw its price rise, then
fall to 129.58p before closing the
day down slightly at 131p.
The biggest riser was BT, which
soared after a report that private
equity companies might be circling
its Openreach division. The
telecoms giant’s shares gained 9.4p
– 6.1 per cent – to close at 163.4p.
Close behind was caterer
Compass Group (up 4.71 per cent
at 1,522p) and trainer chain owner
JD Sports Fashion (up 3.58 per
cent at 1,141.5p).
The big fallers included broker
Hargreaves Lansdown (down 5.63
per cent to 1,341.5p) and water
giant United Utilities (down 2.26
per cent to 1,341.5p).
holds with the Canada Pension Plan
Hammerson bought Silverburn for
around £300million in 2009.
The group said any sale would
help to strengthen its balance sheet
and enable it to “recycle capital for
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CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
Aerospace & Defence
Avon Rubber ............1075 -4 4625 928
Babcock International. . . . . . . 306 -1¼ 380¼ 199
BAE Systems ...........549¾# 599½ 462
Chemring Group ..........276½ +2½ 338 249
Meggitt .................739¾ -¼ 839¼ 389
QinetiQ Group ...........262¾ +2¾ 356 260
Rolls-Royce Group ........122½ +1 147½ 87
Senior ...................134 -3 181 72
Ultra Electronics ..........3100 +4 3370 1856
Porvair ...................700 +10 700 510
Barclays ................183¼ +1½ 202¾ 133½
Bco Santander ............240 +4 300½ 214
Close Brothers ...........1297 +2 1685 1294
CYBG ..................170¼ +3¾ 215½ 126
HSBC Holdings ..........416½ +2½ 455½ 359¾
Investec .................369¼ +15½
Lloyds Banking Grp ........46¾ +¾ 51 33
Metro Bank ...............99¾ +3¾ 150 92½
NatWest Group ..........210½ +2¼ 234¼ 147½
Standard Chartered .......414¼ +2½ 521½ 410
Barr (AG) ................529 +61 582 466
Britvic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .906½ +14½ 1006 745
Coca-Cola HBC ..........2353 +10 2784 2160
Diageo .................3823½ +64
Carclo ...................42½ -1 68¾ 12
Croda International .......10065 +163 10195 5940
Elementis ................134 +2 161¾ 107
Johnson Matthey .........2133 +67 3300 2066
Synthomer ..............477¾ +2½ 564 419
Treatt ...................1120 -30 1240 674
Victrex ..................2304 +2 2706 1992
Construction & Materials
Balfour Beatty ...........237½# +2 322¾ 235
Clarke T. .................164 -½ 183 88½
CRH ...................3679 -30 3921 2937
Dialight ..................315 +5 380 238
Galliford Try ............167¾# +¾ 206¼ 101
Gleeson (MJ) .............716 +2 900 644
Keller Group ..............896 -4 1028 633
Kier Group ..............112¼ +2¼ 133 64½
Kingspan Grp ...........8441¼ +128¾ 8875¼ 4488½
Marshalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .708½# +7½ 845 628
Morgan Sindall ...........2385 +45 2685 1380
Severfield-Rowen ..........69¾ -¼ 82½ 65¾
Smart (J) & Co. ..........146½
Tyman ..................397½ +8 507 310
Drax Group ...............566
+1 586½ 324½
SSE ....................1558 -6 1682 1301½
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Acal .....................977 +35 1262 560
Halma ..................3029 +57 3165 2216
Morgan Crucible ...........355
-2 412½ 281½
Oxford Instruments ........2290 +20 2680 1730
Renishaw ..............4562# -20 6900 4368
Spectris .................3559 +36 4083 2661
TT Electronics .............231 +6 290 198
XP Power ...............4835 -145 5700 4210
Equity investment instruments
Aberdeen All Asia .........742½ -12½ 820 680
Aberdeen Asian Sml ......1460 -5 1487½ 1090
Aberforth Smll.Co. ........1410 +18 1612 1120
Acorn Income ................
Advance Devlpg Fund ......670
+2 752½ 652½
Albion Tech.& Gen. VCT ..... 78 78 64
Albion VCT ...............54½ 70 52
Alliance Trust ............1030 +10 1078 868
Artemis Alpha .............421 +6 458 354
Aurora Inv.Tst. ............222 -5 245 195¼
AVI Global Tst ...........1068 +22 1110 822
Baillie Gifford Japan .......987# +2 1132 974
Baillie Gifford Shin Nip ......237 +2 270 218½
Bankers Inv.Tst .........119½# +1½ 122½ 104
Baronsmead VCT.2 ........76½ 81½ 67½
BH Macro GBP. . . . . . . . . . . 3850 +20 3920 3240
Biotech Growth Trust ......1170 -14 1736 1152
BlackRock Mining .........539# +7 691 446
Blue Planet Intl Tst .......... 25 30½ 21½
BlueCrest AllBlue .........264 +3 280½ 223
Bluehone AiM VCT2 ........ 36 36½ 31½
British Assets Tst ..........99¾ +1 102½ 92
Brunner Inv.Tst ..........1080# 1115 828
Caledonia Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . 3615 +40 3875 2630
City Natural Res.Yld .......159# +3 179¾ 102
City Of London ...........383#
+5 402½ 350½
Dunedin Ent.IT. ...........476 +2 495 315
Dunedin Income ...........316 +2 334 273
Edin Wwide Inv ..........314½ +5½ 423 288
Edin.Drgn.Tst. ............508# +8 592 480
Edin.Inv.Tst. ..............617 +12 643 511
Edin.US Tracker ...........283
+1 292½ 232½
Elderstreet VCT ............ 58 58 40½
Electra Private Eq. .......... 65 +1 670 63¼
European Ass Tst. . . . . . . . . . 138 +2 150½ 110
F&C Cap&Inc .............323 +2 339 277
F&C Inv Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 914 +9 941 750
F&C Smaller Cos .........166½ +1½
F&C US Smaller Companies 1475 +35 1525 1060
CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
Fidelity Asian ............477# -1 506 397½
Fidelity European ..........323 +5 341 263½
Fidelity Japanese ..........242 +1 261 203½
Fidelity Special ............297 +4 310½ 226
Finsbury Gwth&In ..........892 +5 923 837
Foresight Tech.VCT ........76½ 76½ 57½
Gartmore Euro. ...........1595 +5 1682½ 1370
Genesis E.M.F. ...........803# +18 948 785
Graphite Ent ............1262# +22 1290 880
Hansa Tst ‘A’ .............219 +3 236 195
Hansa Tst Plc .............214 242 196
Henderson Euro.Tst ........151 +3 156 137½
Henderson Far Est ........295½ +3½ 343 288
Henderson High Inc ........171 +4½ 183½ 139
Henderson Opp Tst ......1345# +2½ 1602½ 1040
Herald Inv.Tst. ...........2405 +25 2630 1892
HGCapital Tst. ............421 +2½ 425½ 295½
HSBC Infrastructure .......169# +1¼ 179½ 160
Impax Env.Mkt ............561 +13 583 411
International Public ........166¾ +1½ 176¼ 160½
Invesco Asia ..............358 +5 420 328
Invesco Perp UK .........596# -6 660 446
JPM American ............743 +13 758 565
JPM Asian ..............446½ -6½
JPM Claverhouse .........750# +6 774 598
JPM Elect Man Gwth .....1070# -5 1110 892½
JPM Emerg Mkt ...........127 +2¼ 151¾ 123½
JPM Euro Sml Co .........528 +6 582 450
JPM Global Emerging ......141
+2 158½ 131½
JPM Indian ...............818 +9 857 638
JPM Japanese ............682 +12 739 592
JPM Mid Cap ............1310 +40 1565 1005
JPM Overseas IT .........446# 470 379
JPM Smaller Co ..........384# +2 472½ 299
JPM US Sml Co ...........458 +2 467 383½
Jupiter Euro. ..............824 +4 891 681
JZ Capital Partners .......115½ 127½ 70
Keystone Inv.Tst ...........333 +2 363 274½
Law Debenture ............767 +10 808 610
Lowland Invest Co ........1290 -25 1425 1120
Majedie Inv. ..............232 +2 252½ 217
Manchester&Lon. ..........610 +14 648 532
Martin Currie Prtflo Tst ......422 +3 433 349
Matrix Inc & Gwth 4 ........98½ -1 99½ 69
Maven Income And Growth VCT 43½# 43½ 40
Mercantile Inv Tst ..........265 +5½
Merchants Tst .............537 -2 557 417½
Mid Wynd Int. .............832 +6 848 686
Midas Inc&Gwth Tst ......186½# +¼ 195 159¾
Monks Inv.Tst. ...........1408 +22 1484 1266
Montanaro Euro Tst ........215 +1½ 225½ 148¾
Montanaro Uk .............163 +3½ 182½ 127¼
Murray Inc.Tst. ...........889# +16 952 794
Murray Int.Tst ............1106 +12 1230 1076
New India ................610 -6 660 480½
New Star Inv.Tst ..........144# -1 147 119
North Atl.Smlr.Tst .........4850 -25 4990 3200
Northern 2 VCT ...........66½ +1½ 70½ 49½
Northern Venture ..........70¾ 77¾ 55½
Oxford Tech 2 VCT ........27½ 27½ 20
Oxford Tech VCT ..........27½ 29 27
Pacific Assets .............358 +6 369½ 299
Pacific Horizon ............903 +5 948 678
Pantheon Int. .............322 -2 338 232
Pershing Square Hold ....3005# 3080 2385
Polar Cap.Tech ..........2672 +46 2736 2085
RCM Technology Trust .....355 +9½ 370 246
RIT Capital Partners. . . . . . . 2680 +10 2765 1954
Ruffer Investment ..........296
-1 306¼ 245¼
Schroder Asia .............583 +6 683 564
Schroder Inc. .............298 +2 319½ 264
Schroder Japan ..........213# +1 231 188
Schroder UK ..............236 +4 255 207
Schroder UK M&S .........690 +16 796 538
Scottish American ........527# +11 533 435
Scottish Inv.Tst ............820 +1 852 688
Scottish Mortgage ......1511½# +24 1543½ 1017
Shires Inc. ................261 +6 287½ 229
Shires Smlr.Co ............359 -½ 399 286
Small Comp Div.Tst ........209 +2 240 150¼
SPARK VCT ..............21¼ 23 19
Standard Life Equity ........345 +4 382 288
Standard Life UK Sml ......723 +17 784 570
SVM UK Emerging ........106½ 115½ 90
Temple Bar ..............1094 +10 1172 911
Templeton Emrg. .........176¼ +1½ 214½ 173¼
The European Inv.Tst .....153¼ +1½ 169½ 132½
Throgmorton Tst ...........943 +9 1042 662
TR Euro.Growth .........1410# +20 1535 1175
TR Prop. IT ...............495 +13½ 510 364
Troy Inc & Growth Trust ....78¾ +¾ 80¾ 68½
Value & Income ...........250 +3 250 179½
Witan Inv Trust ...........246# +2 257 207½
Witan Pacific ..............394 +6 640 364½
Wwide Healthcare .......3565# +5 3960 3515
3i Group ................1388 +25½ 1453½ 1070½
3i Infrastructure ...........341# +1½ 344½ 286
Ashmore Group .........301½#
+½ 479½ 300¾
Brewin Dolphin ...........347½ +8½ 406 270
Charles Stanley ..........517½ 520 261
City Of London Group ......62½ 88½ 60
Guinness Peat Group ....... 63 -¼ 79¾ 56
Hargreaves Lansdown ....1341½ -80 1788 1320½
IG Group .................780 +8 952½ 750
Intermediate Cap.Grp .....2150 +41 2379 1593
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SHARES AT A GLANCE
CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
International Pers Fin ......132½ +5¼ 155½
IP Group ................115½ +3½ 155¼ 86
Jupiter Fund Man. ........239¾ +1¼ 306½ 235¼
Liontrust Asset Man .......2080 +45 2485 1185
London Stock Ex. .........6870 +20 9910 6666
Lonfin .................... 39 41½ 32
M&G ...................190¼ +2½ 248½ 176
Man Group ..............227½ +8¼ 242½ 116½
Paragon Group ............519 +8 570 403½
Provident Financial ........369½ +6 381½ 184
Rathbone Brothers ........1858 +36 2065 1454
S & U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2750 +50 2950 1780
Schroders ...............3517 +64 3871 3170
Schroders NV ............2360 +45 2735 2085
St James’s Place ........1562½ +25
Standard Life ............235¾ -2¼ 331 234
Tullett Prebon ............128½ -2¾ 262½ 127¼
Walker Crips Group ........32½ 36½ 25½
Fixed Line Telecommunications
BT Group ...............163½ +9½ 205½ 116¾
Telecom Plus ............1460 +14 1498 1010
Food & Drug Retailers
Greggs .................3023 +38 3192 1657
Ocado ..................1834 +5 2883 1565½
Sainsbury (J) ...........289¾# -4 340 210
Tesco ...................279 -¼ 286 219¼
A.B. Foods ..............1907 +22 2494 1727
Anglo-Eastern .............720 +20 772 542
Carr’s Milling ..............148 +2 167½ 121
Cranswick ...............3588 +30 4148 3348
Devro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214½
+3 227½ 146½
Glanbia .................974¾ -42½ 1292¾ 833¾
Greencore Group ..........123 +2½ 170¾ 106
Kerry Grp ‘A’ Shs ........9163¼ +42½ 10969 8502¼
Premier Foods ...........103¾ +¾ 122¼ 86½
REA Holdings ............107½ +1½ 108½ 50
Tate & Lyle .............641¼#
-2 815¾ 637¾
Unilever ................3921# -30½ 4586 3733
Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Centrica ..................65¼ +¼ 68¼ 41½
National Grid ............1001¼ -1 1010 806½
Pennon Group ...........1226 -11 1718¼ 1129
Severn Trent .............2907 +8 2915 2168
United Utilities ...........1088½ -7 1099 859¼
Bunzl ..................2867# +32 2890 2150
DS Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367¾ -1 462¼ 332
Goodwin ................3460 +25 3935 2790
Melrose ..................146 +1¾ 190¾ 128¾
Mondi ..................1748 +1½ 2068 1658
Smiths Group ............1456 +6½
Smurfit Kappa ............3882 +11 4305 3180
Auto Trader ..............732½ +2½ 739½ 543½
B&M Europ Value Ret .....625#
-3 643¾ 469¾
Caffyns ..................500 525 345
Dignity ...................588 -7 940 511
Dixons Carphone ..........133
-1 159¼ 101¾
Dunelm .................1353 -7 1551 1141
Findel ...................168 -1½ 315 168
Halfords Group ...........321¼ +¼ 435 255
Howden Joinery ..........895½ +1¾ 975½ 623½
John David Group .......1141½ +39½
+1 376½ 260¼
Lookers ..................58¼ +2 72½ 21
Marks & Spencer .........240¾ +2½ 247¼ 125¾
Next ....................7962 +114 8394 6386
Pendragon ................ 19 +¼ 21 10½
Pets At Home ............465½ -12¾ 519 369
RM Group ................196 -4 255 192
Sports Direct .............691½ +8½
Ted Baker ...............111½ -1¼ 212½ 94
Topps Tiles ...............62½ -½ 75½ 54
Travis Perkins ............1480 +7½ 1830 1253
WH Smith ..............1383½ +72½ 2016 1311
CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
Health Care Equipment & Services
Flying Brands ..............6½ +¼ 12¾ 5½
Mediclinic Intnl ............292 +5½ 346½ 269½
Smith & Nephew .........1240 +5 1668½ 1235
Household Goods & Home Construction
Barratt Development ......692¾ +5½ 794¾ 583½
Bellway .................3171 +30 3712 2718
Berkeley Grp Hldgs .......4325 +32 5372¾ 4169
Bovis Homes ............1096 +24½ 1346½ 802½
Colefax Group ............640 675 415
Headlam Group ..........447# 536 354
Mcbride ................... 65 -1 94½ 63¼
Persimmon ..............2759 +29 3238 2463
Reckitt Benckiser .........6164 -22 6801 5391
Redrow .................646¾ +9¼ 718¾ 493¼
Taylor Wimpey ...........155½ +1¼ 191¾ 146½
Castings ................356# -13 420 344
Hill & Smith ..............1666 -10 1902 1256
IMI .....................1731 +10 1838 1108
Northgate ................395 +4 443 241½
Rotork ..................345¾ +3¾ 376½ 289¾
Slingsby H.C ..............190 270 190
Spirax-Sarco ............15840 +130 17135 10710
Vesuvius .................425 -3½
Vitec Group ..............1445 -30 1615 820
Weir Group .............1678½ -3½
Xaar .....................150 +2 258½ 113
industrial Metals & Mining
Bodycote ................833½ -11½ 984½ 687½
Evraz ....................572 +7¼ 698¼ 386¼
Ferrexpo .................285 +13 501 209
Braemar Shipping Serv ....210# -4 310 147
Clarkson ................3770 +50 4180 2460
Fisher (J) & Sons .........343½ -6 1270 338¾
John Menzies .............262 +7 353 188
Ocean Wilsons ............900 +10 1135 765
Royal Mail ..............500¼ -5½ 606½ 307¾
Stobart Group .............. 12 37¾ 12
Wincanton ................352 +2 470 240
Games Workshop .......9500# +240 12220 8975
Photo-Me Intl. .............. 57 +½ 78¾ 43¾
Aviva ...................378¼ +7¼ 426¼ 314¼
Chesnara ................280 +2½ 314 261
Legal & General ...........285 +2¼
Phoenix Group ............644 +7¼ 786¼ 623½
-9 1585½ 1169½
4imprint Group ...........2820 +85 3170 2205
Bloomsbury Publish. ......355# -9 401 248
Daily Mail & Gen ........1078# -2 1146 683
Future ..................3192 +16 3910 1680
Informa ..................474 +8 598½ 466
ITE Group ................89¼ -1¾ 152 83
ITV .....................111¼ +2½ 132½ 94
Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .614½ +4½ 869½ 587½
Quarto Group ............106½ 110 49
Reach ...................261 -5 420 129
RELX ...................2343 +34
STV Group ...............338 +8 377½ 275
Wilmington Group .........227
WPP Group ............1060½
Anglo American .........2683½ +48½
+7 1115½ 725½
Anglo Pacific ............127¾# +1¾ 160 99¾
Antofagasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1398 +13½ 1925 1237
BHP Billiton ..............2019 +57 2375½ 1698½
Centamin Egypt ...........94½ -1 134¾ 89¾
Fresnillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .914½ +7½
Gem Diamonds ...........51¼ +1¼ 78½ 40½
Glencore ................357¼ +5¼ 392½ 211¾
Hochschild Mining ........130½ -1¾
CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
Kenmare Res. ............418 -3 466 285
London & Ass.Prop ........14½ 18½ 7½
Petra Diamonds ...........78½ +6½ 114¼ 45
Petropavlovsk .............. 21 +¾ 33¾ 19
Polymetal Intl. ...........1341½ -31 1841½ 1228
Rio Tinto ...............4621½ +79
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Vodafone Group ..........110# +½ 142½ 107
Nonequity investment instruments
Oryx Int.Gwth. ............1765 1940 1170
Rights &Iss.Inc ...........2570 -40 2750 1902½
Admiral Group ...........3013 +50 3688 2798
Beazley Group ............398 +¼ 423 294½
Direct Line Insurance ......267¼ +3 338 264
Hiscox ...................835 +5½ 1097½ 770
Homeserve ..............902½ +2½
Lancashire ...............508 +4 763 494¾
oil & Gas Producers
BP ....................327¾# +10 363½ 247¾
Cairn Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
+3 212¾ 125½
Enquest ..................18¼ +1 27¼ 11
Gulf Keystone Pet. .........183 +6½ 220 92
JKX Oil & Gas ............38¾ 54 18½
Premier Oil ..............406¾ +4¾ 647¼ 310
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ ......1594¾# +38½
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ .......1594# +37½ 1801½ 1234¼
Soco International .........21½ +½ 27¾ 16½
Tullow Oil ................43¼ -¼ 65 25¾
oil Equipment, Services & Distribution
Hunting ..................152 +½ 289½ 145
John Wood Group .........201 +1 360½ 192
Lamprell .................. 35 +1¼ 82½ 31¼
Petrofac .................111½ +1 175 87¾
Burberry Group ...........1795 +12½ 2264 1687
PZ Cussons ............194½# -1½ 274½ 193¾
Supergroup ...............262 +½ 472 201
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
AstraZeneca .............8367 -44 9444 6794
Genus .................4994# +64 6070 3952
GlaxoSmithKline .........1525# +14¼ 1593½ 1190¾
Hikma ..................2230 -48 2690 2193
Oxford Biomedica .........1356 1634 820
Real Estate investment & Services
Boot (Henry) ..............272 292 252
Capital & Regional .......... 59 -2¼ 91¼ 54
Cardiff Property ..........1950 1950 1720
CLS Holdings .............203 -1½ 262 203
Development Sec. .........148 149½ 60
Foxtons ................... 41 74¼ 40
Grainger ................302½ -7¾
Harworth Group ...........173 -3 183 97
Helical Bar ...............440 +13½ 497 350
Mountview Est. ..........14600 +500 15200 10750
Panther Secs. .............275 315 175
Raven Russia .............31½ 36½ 25½
Rightmove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 740 +8¾ 763½ 555¾
Savills ..................1320 -14 1431 920
UK Commercial Prop .......76½ +¾ 84 63½
Wynnstay Props. .........702½ -47½ 750 565
Real Estate investment Trusts
Big Yellow Group .........1620 1651 1053
British Land .............521½# +6½ 544¾ 429¾
Capital & Counties ........166½
+2 186¼ 129½
Derwent London ..........3425 -12 3802 2960
F&C Commercial ........102½# +2 104 70
Great Portland Est. .........721
-6 803½ 618¼
Hammerson ..............31# +½ 44¼ 19¼
Highcroft Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875 900 680
Land Securities ...........751# +9¼ 766¼ 607
London & Stamford Prop ...272#
+¾ 276½ 206¼
Mckay Secs. .............218# -4 239 191
Primary Health ............150
SEGRO ................1417½ +19½
Shaftesbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 +4½
-¼ 169½ 138¾
Town Centre ..............130 -2¼ 145¼ 96
Unite Group .............1085 +12 1237 930
Workspace Group .........816 +3½
Software & Computer Services
Avast ...................604¾ +3 609½ 420
Aveva Group ............3220 +18 4220 3107
Computacenter ...........2802 +20 3030 2086
Gresham Computing ......173½
Intec Telecom ............71¾
Just Eat Takeaway ........4931 -156 9070 4878
Micro Focus .............376½ -12½ 587½ 352¾
Microgen .................544 -4 725 445
Moneysupermarket ........204 +¾ 305½ 199
Sage Group ..............777 +3½
St.Ives ...................297 -2 348 102
Triad Group ..............112 -3 150 38
Ashtead Group ...........6130 +46 6450 3150
Capita Group .............. 45 +1½ 52¾ 32¼
Costain Group ............. 52 +1 69½ 50½
DCC ..................5634# +12 6614 5178
De La Rue ..............140½ +1 207 139½
Diploma .................3212 +94 3460 2058
Electrocomponents ......1213# +20
Essentra .................309 332½ 251
Euromoney Inst. ..........978# +3 1112 930
CoMPANy CLoSE +/- HiGH LoW
Experian Group ..........3383 +60 3512 2273
Ferguson ..............11555# +70 12120 8324
Hays ...................148¼ +1½ 176¾ 130¼
Inchcape .................840 +8½ 933 598
Intertek Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 5480 +28 6198 4775
London Security ..........2630 -30 2745 2050
Macfarlane Group ........134½ +½ 145 82½
Mears Group .............188 +3 224 146
Michael Page ............633½
-1 680½ 414½
Mitie Group ...............65¾ +1¼ 77¼ 38
Norish ...................18½ +1 177½ 10
Paypoint .................614 -18 741 566
Rentokil Initial ............618½ +2½ 636¼ 464½
Ricardo Group ............424 +2 490 331
Robert Walters ............760 +12 850 450
RPS Group ..............119¼ +3½ 130 63¼
Serco Group .............132¾
Shanks Group ............795 +13
+¾ 145¾ 113½
SIG ...................... 51 +1 63½ 28¾
Smiths News .............. 36 +¾ 45½ 26
Speedy Hire ............... 64 +¼ 81 61½
SThree .................523# +9 602 293
Trifast ...................140 165 124
Technology Hardware & Equipment
BATM Advanced ..........81¼ +¼ 122½ 78
CML Microsystems ........420 469 275
Spirent ..................266¼ +1¾ 300¼ 228½
British Amer.Tob ..........2556 +15
Imperial Brands .........1563# +14 1674 1333
Travel & Leisure
888 Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . .323¾ +2 478 271½
Air Partner ................80½ +4 99¼ 64¼
Carnival ................1216½ +33½ 1865½ 1165
Celtic ....................97½ -2½ 127½
Compass Group ..........1522 +68½
Domino’s Pizza ...........362¾ -1½ 431½ 301½
EasyJet .................502½ +2¾ 922 490
Entain ..................1746 +22
FirstGroup ................98½ -4½ 107 60½
Flutter Entert. ...........10325 +25 16915 10270
Fuller Smith & Turner .......700 +16 954 620
Go-Ahead Group ..........682 -9½ 1435 679
Heavitree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 430 290
InterContinental Htl ........4600 +20 5336 4472
Intl Consolidated Airlines ....131 -½ 217¾ 1½
Irish Continental Uts .......371½ +11 475¾ 333¾
Marston’s ................69½ -½ 101¼ 60¾
Mitchells & Butlers .........235
-½ 337½ 190¼
National Express ..........217 +3 328¼ 213
Rank Group .............141¼ -½ 207 123
Restaurant Gp ............81½ +4 139½ 59
Ryanair Holdings ........1212¼
Saga ...................262¼ +7¼
-8 1535¼ 1186¾
Sportech .................. 37 +¼ 40¼ 26
Stagecoach Group .........68¾ -1¼ 108 59¾
TUI AG .................200½ +2 403 197½
Wetherspoon (JD) .........887 -5 1404 880½
Whitbread ...............2875 +38 3595 2787
600 Group ................14¾ 16½ 8½
Alumasc Group ...........225 +20 277½ 108
Arbuthnot Banking ........827½ +7½
ASOS ..................2389 -59 5918 2300
Boohoo .................171½ -2¾ 373¼ 171¼
Brown (N.) Group ..........39½ 80 38½
Camellia ................6550 7675 6250
Churchill China ...........1700 2025 1205
CPP Group ...............387 +1 567½ 290
Cropper (James) .........1425 1575 1015
Dewhurst ...............1545 2710 1130
Falkland Islands ...........235 -10 265 200
Fevertree Drinks ..........2648 +47 2749 2123
Filtronic ..................10½ 12¾ 7½
Finsbury Food Group .......98# -¼ 102 70¾
Gresham House ...........843 -19 955 730
Hornby ..................41½ 69½ 37½
IEnergizer ...............310# +7 400 258
James Halstead ..........556# +6 578 446
Johnson Service ...........127 +4½ 180½ 122
Majestic Wine .............654 +21 888 560
Mothercare ................ 19 20 10¼
Mpac Group ..............497 +1 647 420
Nichols .................1310 +15 1640 1030
Northamber ...............67½ 77 51½
Numis Corporation .........327 -3 398 308½
Ovoca Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12½ 15 8¾
Portmeirion ...............680 700 459
Regal Petroleum ..........34½ -3½ 47¾ 18¼
Renold .................... 30 +½ 34 11¾
Rockhopper Exploratn ....... 5 -¼ 12 4¾
Ten Alps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72½ 75½ 52½
Titon Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . .99½ 140 90
UBC Media Group ..........+½ 2 +½
Victoria Oil & Gas ...........3¼ 6¼ 2¾
Volex ...................367# +10½ 493½ 263
Young & Co Brewery A ...1480# +20 1675 1110
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Trust in Morgan
LAURA MORGAN can put
one over on her old boss
by taking the opening
event at Stratford with
a trainer, Morgan
worked for Jonjo
Last time out the latter
beat a moderate field at
Stratford and now faces a
By The Scout
tough task conceding 10lb
to my selection.
ISOLATE (1.25, nb) is
expected to confirm
over Light N Strike
(now 1lb better off)
whom he beat by
eight lengths at
Kempton last month.
Useful Flat performer
LYDFORD (3.00, treble)
can open his account over
£3,240 (Class 5) 5f (14 declared)
1 (14) 346008 SAVALAS (45) (D) G Harker 6 9-7......................... S James 80
2 (3) 430431 ● BALLYARE (36) (C&D) L Russell 4 9-7... H Russell(3) 84
3 (1) 272L31 LORDSBRIDGE BOY (34) (D) (T) W Knight 5 9-6.......R Winston 82
4 (11) 185LL3 STAY SMART (8) (C,D) D O’Meara 3 9-6.............J Watson 84
5 (4) 1-5L941 FINE WINE (25) (C&D) S Dixon 4 9-4..............J Fisher(5) 84
6 (10) 43133L ROYDMOOR (43) (D) R Fahey 3 9-2..................P Hanagan 85
7 (13) 7L4L92 LOST MY SOCK (25) (D) T Easterby 3 9-1......B Robinson 84
8 (2) L48003 IMPRESSOR (25) Phillip Makin 4 8-13..................... R Scott 84
9 (5) 018-579 GOOD NIGHT MR TOM (180) (C) T Waggott 4 8-13.........T Eaves 84
10 (8) 503659 UBAHHA (35) A Brittain 3 8-12................................C Hardie ★93
11 (9) 107434 FOR PEAT’S SAKE (25) (C&D) M Appleby 3 8-9
F Larson(7) 83
12 (12) 356L05 SUGAR BABY (25) P Niven 3 8-3.......................JP Sullivan 83
13 (6) L78333 CAPTAIN CORCORAN (27) (D,F) E Alston 4 8-2
D Fentiman 86
14 (7) 9L00L-6 SUMMER HEIGHTS (50) J Goldie 4 8-2..Amie Waugh(5) 61
BLINKERS: No. 5 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 2, 4, 7 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 2, 7,
8, 11 HOOD: No. 10.
SP FORECAST: 5 Ballyare, 6 Lordsbridge Boy, Stay Smart, 7 Lost My Sock, 8 Fine
Wine, Impressor, Captain Corcoran, 10 For Peat’s Sake, 14 Others.
2020: Be Proud 4-8-13, O Stammers(5) 13-2 (J Goldie), drawn (12), 13 ran.
£3,510 (5) 6f (9)
1 (3) 1 NAVAL CAPTAIN (22) (C&D) D O’Meara 3 9-9.......K Shoemark 71
2 (6) BLACKJACK A Brown 4 9-2..........................................D Swift —
3 (7) 438864 CANZONE (22) D C Griffiths 4 9-2................................G Lee 75
4 (2) 6-8 CLEAR ANGEL (22) S Corbett 3 9-2............P J McDonald 67
5 (4) 4 ● DANCE AT NIGHT (18) (F) (T) A Balding 3 9-2..... D Probert 71
6 (5) L2 MUST BE ROYALE (25) M Appleby 3 9-2.................J Watson 77
7 (1) 937L52 TANTASTIC (22) J Wainwright 3 9-2........................B McHugh ★78
8 (9) BELLA GLENEAGLES (J76) E Whillans 4 8-11.............R Scott —
9 (8) 8L CIVIL JUSTICE GONE (77) D Thompson 3 8-11......C Beasley 27
HOOD: No. 4.
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Naval Captain, 3 Dance At Night, 4 Must Be Royale, 6
Tantastic, 10 Canzone, 12 Clear Angel, 50 Bella Gleneagles, Blackjack, 150 Civil
2020: Mondammej 3-9-5, Cam Hardie 33-1 (A Brittain), drawn (12), 10 ran.
£4,590 (4) 7f 14yds (8)
1 (8) 745176 ● FIRMAMENT (25) (C&D) D O’Meara 9 9-12...J Watson 90
2 (2) 142171 OSO RAPIDO (25) (C,D) R Fell 4 9-10........................J Hart 91
3 (1) 584852 OLD NEWS (28) (D) Mrs L Stubbs 4 9-1.......... J Mason(3) 91
4 (4) 264860 TOMMY TAYLOR (24) (D) G Tuer 7 8-13.............. S James 94
5 (6) 0L8111 MILLIONAIRE WALTZ (25) (C&D,F) B Haslam 4 8-12
A Mullen ★95
6 (5) 3L2341 LEAD STORY (67) (C&D) K Burke 3 8-10..........P-L Jamin(3) 89
7 (3) 223222 MAYWAKE (28) R Fahey 3 8-10...........................P Hanagan 91
8 (7) 32-3676 AL QAASIM (40) D O’Meara 4 8-6..........................C Hardie 89
BLINKERS: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 1.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Millionaire Waltz, 9-2 Oso Rapido, 5 Maywake, Lead Story, 6
Old News, 10 Tommy Taylor, 12 Firmament, 16 Al Qaasim.
£4,590 (4) 1m 5yds (12)
1 (6) 252311 MASKED IDENTITY (3) (D) (T) M Loughnane 6 10-3(5ex)
Elisha Whittington(5) 77
2 (8) 729344 STAR SHIELD (35) (D) D O’Meara 6 9-12...........C Beasley 85
3 (1) 782136 ● END ZONE (10) R Fell 4 9-9..........................C Rodriguez 85
4 (3) 2604L4 DANIEL DERONDA (10) (C) D O’Meara 4 9-7.....J Watson ★88
5 (4) 071111 PROCLAIMER (22) (C&D) J Camacho 4 9-6.............G Lee 84
6 (7) 21435L COTE D’AZUR (35) (D) J L Eyre 8 9-4........P J McDonald 86
7 (2) 412320 INNSE GALL (35) (D) I Jardine 3 9-3....................A Mullen 87
8 (11) 741361 BROCTUNE RED (28) (C&D) G Boanas 6 9-2....O Stammers(5) 84
9 (12) 8L5314 BUSBY (31) (D) P Kirby 6 8-11.....................................D Swift 83
10 (5) 3132L8 THAAYER (120) (C&D) M Herrington 6 8-11....P Hanagan 85
11 (9) 502186 BRONZE RIVER (28) (D) M Appleby 4 8-11....F Larson(7) 85
12 (10) 518493 VINDOBALA (21) (D) T Collier 3 8-9........................T Eaves 83
BLINKERS: No. 3 TONGUE: Nos. 6, 9, 12 CHEEK: Nos. 2, 4, 9 HOOD: No. 11.
SP FORECAST: 4 Masked Identity, 5 Proclaimer, 11-2 Broctune Red, 8 Busby,
Daniel Deronda, End Zone, 12 Star Shield, Bronze River, Innse Gall, 14 Others.
BETWAY LIVE CASINO HANDICAP
£2,700 (6) 5f (14)
1 (9) 388311 MORTY (4) (D) D O’Meara 3 10-3(12ex)................J Watson 61
2 (6) 053L21 ORIENTAL LILLY (22) (C&D,F) J Goldie 7 9-7.......P Mulrennan 66
3 (13) 324117 MUATADEL (22) (C,D) J Wainwright 8 9-7..........Z Wheatley(7) 65
4 (3) 603045 COUNTRY CHARM (35) (D) S Whitaker 3 9-7........C Beasley 66
5 (5) 4-66230 GORGEOUS GENERAL (21) (C&D) L Mullaney 6 9-7
O Stammers(5) 65
6 (1) 442333 ATYAAF (43) (D) I Furtado 6 9-6...........................K O’Neill 65
7 (10) 419263 SHARRABANG (105) (C,D) Mrs S Barclay 5 9-6
F McManoman(3) 65
8 (14) 4L4375 COOL SPIRIT (17) (D) D C Griffiths 6 9-6..................J Hart ★68
9 (2) 642950 TOMILY (22) (D) I Jardine 7 9-5............................A Mullen 67
10 (8) 848-809 PENOMBRE (36) B Smart 3 9-5..................................H Shaw 60
11 (7) 760996 JOSHUA R (22) (D) Helen Cuthbert 4 9-5.....JP Sullivan 60
12 (4) 097765 MRS BAGERRAN (98) T Waggott 3 9-4..................T Eaves 60
13 (12) 250638 QAARAAT (7) (C&D) A Brittain 6 9-3....................C Hardie 65
14 (11) L-2LL34 ● DUE A WIN (46) B Smart 4 9-2................................G Lee 66
VISOR: No. 3 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 2, 4, 9, 11 HOOD: Nos. 1, 8.
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Morty, 5 Oriental Lilly, 7 Country Charm, Atyaaf, 8 Others.
BETYOURWAY AT BETWAY HCAP (DIV 1)
£2,700 (6) 6f (14)
1 (12) 765125 REDZONE (32) (C&D) B Smart 4 9-7................G Sanna(7) 73
2 (14) L60L8L PRESIDENTIAL (84) (D) R Fell 7 9-5..........................J Hart 63
3 (2) 4770L6 BLAZING HOT (42) G Tuer 4 9-3.............................. R Scott 57
4 (7) 34LL37 JET SET GO (36) S Spencer 6 9-2.............................H Shaw 70
5 (13) 73L702 INDEPENDENT BEAUTY (28) L Williamson 3 9-2
B Robinson 68
6 (4) 749437 GLORIOUS CHARMER (183) (D) M Herrington 5 9-1......T Eaves 71
7 (11) 55-5043 BIRDIE BOWERS (21) D Thompson 4 8-12..........C Beasley 71
8 (6) 455628 ATRAFAN (22) (C&D) A Brown 7 8-11......................D Swift 72
9 (10) 434014 ● THE GREY BAY (21) (C&D) J Camacho 4 8-11....G Lee 68
10 (1) 8-79L90 PACOPASH (36) J Camacho 3 8-11......................... S James 56
11 (9) 621689 WICKLOW WARRIOR (182) (C&D) P Niven 6 8-10 ...JP Sullivan ★74
12 (3) 2-50860 THE GOLDEN CUE (193) (D) S Hollinshead 6 8-8........J Gordon 67
13 (5) 667154 LANCASHIRE LIFE (7) (C&D) Mrs Stella Barclay 3 8-8
F McManoman(3) 72
14 (8) L5792 EMBLA (46) A Brown 3 8-7............................ Paula Muir(3) 70
TONGUE STRAP: No. 6 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 11, 12 HOOD: No. 5.
SP FORECAST: 4 Redzone, 5 Independent Beauty, 6 Birdie Bowers, 8 Lancashire
Life, Glorious Charmer, The Grey Bay, 12 Jet Set Go, Embla, 14 Others.
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AYR: Good to soft-soft in places
12.30—LEBOWSKI (R Patrick, 8‐11 fav) 1;
Livelifetothemax (22‐1) 2; Sauce Of Life (2‐1
2nd fav) 3. 12 ran. 3l, 3 3 /4l. (M Scudamore).
Tote: £1.73; pl £1.10, £3.30, £1.10. exacta:
£18.00. trifecta: £38.80. CSF: £20.17. Nonrunners:
Donna’s Double, Douglas Talking.
1.05—RAPID RAIDER (S Mulqueen, 7‐2
fav) 1; Destiny Is All (6‐1) 2; Melanamix (9‐1)
3. H’cap 10 ran. 2l, 5 1 /2l. (L Russell). Tote:
£4.50; pl £1.70, £2.40, £2.70. exacta: £25.30.
tricast: £175.05. trifecta: £183.90. CSF:
£25.41. Non-runners: Caboy, Camp Belan,
Darius Des Sources, Morningside.
1.40—FAMOUS BRIDGE (B Hughes, 5‐2
2nd fav) 1; High Stakes (11‐8 fav) 2; Cosmic
Outlaw (16‐1) 3. 12 ran. hd, 8 1 /2l. (N Richards).
Tote: £3.50; pl £1.20, £1.10, £3.50. exacta:
£7.30. trifecta: £51.60. CSF: £6.59. Nonrunners:
Ballycoose, Cool Jet.
2.10—OPERATION OVERLORD (D R Fox,
10‐3 fav) 1; Mayo Star (20‐1) 2; Flood Defence
(11‐1) 3. H’cap 12 ran. 2 1 /4l, shd. (L Russell).
Tote: £4.34; pl £1.70, £5.30, £3.10. exacta:
£56.90. tricast: £657.71. trifecta: £450.30.
CSF: £68.78. Non-runner: Dr Shirocco.
2.45—BUZZ DE TURCOING (J Bowen,
13‐8 fav) 1; Cadeyrn (25‐1) 2; Sunset West
(5‐2 2nd fav) 3. H’cap 5 ran. 2 1 /2l, 1 /2l. (S
Drinkwater). Tote: £2.63; pl £1.30, £6.20.
exacta: £24.30. trifecta: £78.90. CSF: £23.73.
Non-runners: Jacamar, Tupelo Mississippi.
TIGER ROLL is expected to
return to the scene of his
famous glories when he runs
in the Many Clouds Chase at
The dual Grand National
winner in 2018 and 2019 has
missed numerous engagements
this season but his trainer
Gordon Elliott, right, believes
he is now ready to rumble.
“He’ll probably go to
Aintree for the Grade Two on
Saturday,” Elliott said. “Then
he’ll go to the Boyne Hurdle
and the Cross Country at
“He probably isn’t what he
was, but if we can get him
back to win another cross
country at Cheltenham it will
be a dream come true. I’d love
3.20—GEGE VILLE (Mr C Rabbitt, 17‐2) 1;
Golden De Coeur (9‐4 fav) 2;
Knowwhentoholdem (7‐1) 3. 11 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1 /2l.
(N Richards). Tote: £11.30; pl £3.00, £1.30,
£2.00. exacta: £39.80. trifecta: £286.70.
CSF: £28.00. Non-runner: Whatsgoingon.
KEMPTON: Standard to slow
12.15—SPIRIT OF NGURU (T Marquand,
10‐1) 1; Noble Order (8‐15 fav) 2; Zameka
(17‐2) 3. 14 ran. 3 /4l, shd. (W Haggas). Tote:
£12.80; pl £2.50, £1.10, £2.50. exacta: £24.50.
trifecta: £152.70. CSF: £16.05.
12.50—AL GAIYA (R Havlin, 25‐1) 1;
Agent Of Fortune (11‐2) 2; Shyjack (9‐1) 3.
H’cap 12 ran. 3 /4l, 1 1 /4l. (Brian O’Rourke; 11-4
fav Channel Packet). Tote: £26.00; pl £5.40,
£1.80, £2.70. exacta: £185.20. tricast:
£1356.10. trifecta: £2218.00. CSF: £151.76.
Non-runners: Hot Romance, Sonnetina.
1.25—HAVANA GOLDRUSH (T Marquand,
28‐1) 1; Dubai Immo (13‐8 fav) 2; Secret Army
(9‐1) 3. 14 ran. 3 /4l, 2 1 /2l. (J S Moore). Tote:
£31.10; pl £5.20, £1.10, £2.90. exacta: £106.50.
trifecta: £730.40. CSF: £73.91.
yesterday’s RESULTS AND PRICES
1.55—YELLOWBRICK ROAD (D Muscutt,
3‐1 fav) 1; Achnamara (20‐1) 2; Haku (9‐1) 3.
14 ran. 1 1 /4l, 1 1 /4l. (J Ferguson). Tote: £4.00; pl
£1.60, £6.40, £3.50. exacta: £72.20. trifecta:
£658.00. CSF: £70.03.
2.25—CHANCE (J Mitchell, 8‐1) 1; United
Front (9‐4 2nd fav) 2; Uzincso (7‐1) 3. H’cap
7 ran. nk, 1 1 /4l. (S & E Crisford; 11-10 fav
Bashosh). Tote: £9.00; pl £3.00, £1.50. exacta:
£28.60. tricast: £132.92. trifecta: £90.20.
CSF: £25.88. Non-runner: Fox Duty Free.
3.00—FIRST CHARGE (T Marquand,
10‐11 fav) 1; Mukha Magic (16‐1) 2; Sophar
Sogood (11‐1) 3. H’cap 7 ran. nk, hd. (M
Loughnane). Tote: £1.91; pl £1.10, £5.30.
exacta: £13.20. tricast: £98.64. trifecta:
£71.90. CSF: £17.25. Non-runners: Abel
Tasman, Diamond Gait.
3.35—KODI GOLD (Gina Mangan, 9‐1) 1;
Tomshalfbrother (4‐1 2nd fav) 2; Daring
Guest (22‐1) 3. H’cap 10 ran. 2 1 /4l, nk. (P
Evans; 7-2 fav I’m Mable). Tote: £10.00; pl
£3.10, £1.90, £6.10. exacta: £54.00. tricast:
£778.36. trifecta: £422.60. CSF: £44.94. Nonrunners:
Bobby On The Beat, Starter For
4.10—MORANI KALI (H Crouch, 40‐1) 1;
Blazer Two (5‐2 2nd fav) 2; Princess T (6‐1)
3. H’cap 12 ran. 1l, 1 /2l. (Martin Smith; 13-8 fav
Dual Grand National hero
primed for Aintree return
to win it. I think if he won, it
would bring the roof down.”
“He’s a horse of a lifetime.
If you’re going to dream, we’d
love to go back and win
a third Grand National,
but the stats don’t lie
and it’s not getting
any easier for him.
“It will be three
years since he ran in a
Now an 11-year-old, Tiger
Roll is expected to face some
formidable opposition in the
Willie Mullins has entered
BETYOURWAY AT BETWAY HCAP (DIV 2)
£2,700 (6) 6f (14)
1 (12) 354 MASQUERADING (77) B Smart 3 9-7..............K Shoemark 68
2 (8) 452 ● PATONTHEBACK (17) D O’Meara 3 9-6...........J Watson ★71
3 (7) 555027 BARRINGTON (24) (D) M Appleby 7 9-5........F Larson(7) 69
4 (11) 44L930 HURSTWOOD (22) (C&D) P Niven 4 9-4...... H Russell(3) 69
5 (5) 377353 PADDY POWER (22) (C&D) R Fahey 8 9-4......P Hanagan 69
6 (13) 780732 FIRCOMBE HALL (22) (C&D,F) P Kirby 3 9-1........P J McDonald 70
7 (3) U3L090 THE MACKEM TORPEDO (22) (C&D) (T) K Scott 5 9-0
J Hart 59
8 (14) 0570-L OASIS LAW (25) A Brown 4 8-13.................. Paula Muir(3) 36
9 (1) 754 LARLLUNNA (18) B Ellison 3 8-13.......................B Robinson 62
10 (2) 3L9583 RED ALLURE (28) S Hollinshead 6 8-12...............J Gordon 64
11 (9) 7-97522 SECRET EQUITY (69) J Camacho 4 8-11............... S James 67
12 (10) 486736 SLEIGHT (28) I Jardine 3 8-10.................................A Mullen 68
13 (6) L63829 ONE LAST HUG (28) J Goldie 6 8-10.......Amie Waugh(5) 68
14 (4) 3-L74LL SUNTORY STAR (99) Mrs A Duffield 3 8-8..............S Gray 69
BLINKERS: Nos. 3, 7, 13 VISOR: No. 10 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 3, 7 CHEEK
PIECES: Nos. 6, 12.
SP FORECAST: 11-2 Patontheback, 6 Fircombe Hall, Secret Equity, 13-2 Paddy
Power, 7 Masquerading, 8 Hurstwood, 10 Barrington, Red Allure, 12 Others.
4.15 Dance At Night
5.15 End Zone
5.45 Due A Win
6.15 The Grey Bay
7.15 Alphonse Le Grande
CORAL RACING-SUPER-SERIES NURSERY
2YO £2,700 (6) 1m 5yds (13)
1 (5) 905425 ● ALPHONSE LE GRANDE (18) (T) E Dunlop 9-9
P Mulrennan 71
2 (7) 738 WHEAL KITTY (43) B Smart 9-7...................................G Lee 70
3 (6) 806 JABBAR (10) (T) A Balding 9-7............................ D Probert 69
4 (8) 3765 ROBBIE ROGER (5) R Fell 9-7.................................... R Scott 67
5 (12) 3645 MAGGIE’S JOY (27) K Burke 9-5.................................. C Lee 70
6 (1) 4607 HA LONG BAY (27) A Keatley 9-5............Ryan Sexton(7) 73
7 (10) 7L5 BLACK ECHO (21) R Fahey 9-4...........................T Hamilton 68
8 (2) 57808 FRANKLIN SAINT (18) (T) M Loughnane 9-3
O Stammers(5) 71
9 (13) 888 SAMURAI SNEDDZ (28) (T) K Scott 8-12..................J Hart 67
10 (9) L00012 DAJARUS (10) (C,F) I Jardine 8-11..................... J Gormley 71
11 (3) 4L060 PENELOPEBLUEYES (50) A Keatley 8-10....... L Edmunds ★74
12 (4) 00L79 FAST FORWARD (32) (T) A King 8-2................J Peate(7) 70
13 (11) LLL830 LAOCH GACH LA (36) A Berry 8-1....................JP Sullivan 67
VISOR: No. 3 TONGUE STRAP: No. 10 CHEEK: Nos. 5, 12 HOOD: Nos. 8, 11.
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Dajarus, 5 Alphonse Le Grande, 6 Maggie’s Joy, 8 Robbie
Roger, Wheal Kitty, 10 Jabbar, Black Echo, 14 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016-21):
P J McDonald 12% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): R Fahey 12%
Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 3.45 Ubahha (hood), 4.15 Clear Angel (hood), 5.15 Vindobala
(tongue strap), 6.45 Masquerading (wind surgery), 7.15 Fast Forward (cheek pieces),
Maggie’s Joy (cheek pieces), Jabbar (visor), Penelopeblueyes (hood). BEATEN
FAVOURITES: 3.45 Captain Corcoran(hcp). 5.15 End Zone(hcp). 6.15 Redzone(hcp).
6.45 Barrington(hcp), Hurstwood(hcp), Secret Equity(hcp). DRAW: High numbers
have a slight advantage over 5f. LONGEST TRAVELLER: Dance At Night (4.15) &
Jabbar (7.15) 303 miles. STABLE SWITCH: 6.15 Blazing Hot from Paul Collins to G
Tuer. 6.45 Suntory Star from B Haslam to Mrs A Duffield.
Scarborough Castle). Tote: £60.40; pl £9.30,
£1.30, £2.10. exacta: £236.20. tricast:
£731.24. trifecta: £1961.70. CSF: £143.27. Nonrunners:
Jackpot: Not won, pool of
£4,574.11 carried over.
4.00—THIS ONES FOR FRED (M Harley,
9‐2 2nd fav) 1; Steel Helmet (66‐1) 2; The
Resdev Way (22‐1) 3. H’cap 13 ran. 1 3 /4l, 1 1 /2l. (A
King; 5-6 fav Aljaryaal). Tote: £5.50; pl £1.50,
£15.50, £4.20. exacta: £252.30. tricast:
£5907.55. trifecta: £2611.50. CSF: £289.65.
4.30—PALLAS DANCER (B Robinson,
11‐4 2nd fav) 1; Pretty Sweet (0‐0 fav) 2;
Silver Star (100‐1) 3. H’cap 4 ran. 1 1 /2l, 24l. (B
Ellison). Tote: £3.75; exacta: £3.70. trifecta:
£16.80. CSF: £4.04.
5.00—NIGHT ON EARTH (J Watson, 8‐15
fav) 1; Marnie James (11‐4 2nd fav) 2; Zapper
Cass (8‐1) 3. H’cap 4 ran. 1 1 /4l, 1 1 /4l. (M
Appleby). Tote: £1.54; exacta: £2.20. trifecta:
£4.20. CSF: £2.29.
5.30—FITWOOD STAR (C Fallon, 5‐2 fav)
1; Rockets Red Glare (28‐1) 2; Hooflepuff (4‐1
2nd fav) 3. H’cap 12 ran. 1 /2l, shd. (R Teal).
dual Cheltenham Gold Cup
winner Al Boum Photo, while
Nicky Henderson is expected
to be represented by 2020
RSA Chase hero Champ.
Veteran Native River,
successful in the 2019
race, is also likely to
❒ SOUTHWELL will
hold a 7.30am
inspection for today’s jumps
card as the track was frozen
Tomorrow’s meeting at
Haydock faces a 2pm
Tote: £3.50; pl £1.50, £7.10, £2.00. exacta:
£72.60. tricast: £284.62. trifecta: £494.20.
CSF: £88.84. Non-runner: Billy Roberts.
6.00—SERENADING (P J McDonald,
10‐3) 1; Goddess Of Fire (16‐5 2nd fav) 2;
A’Shaari (10‐3) 3. H’cap 5 ran. 1 1 /4l, 1 3 /4l. (J
Fanshawe; 13-8 fav Pomelo). Tote: £4.34; pl
£1.70, £1.80. exacta: £12.60. trifecta: £33.70.
CSF: £13.95. Non-runner: Arriviste.
6.30—WONDER ELMOSSMAN (M Dwyer,
1‐2 fav) 1; Rabat (5‐2 2nd fav) 2; Uckerby
(17‐2) 3. 8 ran. 1l, 2 1 /4l. (J S Moore). Tote:
£1.50; pl £1.02, £1.10, £2.00. exacta: £2.50.
trifecta: £7.50. CSF: £2.23.
7.00—BERYL THE PERIL (Laura
Pearson, 5‐4 fav) 1; Professor Galant (50‐1)
2; Peachey Carnehan (17‐2) 3. H’cap 10 ran.
1l, 3 /4l. (K P De Foy). Tote: £2.25; pl £1.10,
£6.80, £2.20. exacta: £64.30. tricast:
£438.56. trifecta: £452.60. CSF: £98.60.
Non-runners: Maylah, Million Reasons.
7.30—RANIA (P J McDonald, 8‐1) 1; Bomb
Squad (11‐2) 2; Bobby Joe Leg (8‐1) 3. H’cap
10 ran. nk, 1 /2l. (S Kirk; 4-1 fav Tell’em Nowt).
Tote: £9.00; pl £2.80, £1.60, £2.70. exacta:
£50.50. tricast: £294.28. trifecta: £265.50.
CSF: £51.97. Non-runners: Chantreys,
NATIONAL HUNT: rider faces ban threat
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 49
RACING prides itself on
equality...and the sport will hold
its breath today.
A disciplinary panel of the
British Horseracing Authority
will open to hear the case of
allegations from Bryony Frost
that she has repeatedly been
bullied and harassed by fellow
rider Robbie Dunne.
Dunne could be banned from
race riding for three years
if he is found guilty of
the claims made by
Frost, Britain’s most
successful female jump
jockey. He has been
charged with conduct
which the BHA considers
“is prejudicial to the
integrity, proper conduct and
good reputation of horse racing
in Britain by bullying and
harassing a fellow licensed
jockey” between February 13,
2020 and September 3, 2020.
The panel will consider if
Dunne was guilty of acting in a
violent or improper manner by
verbally abusing and threatening
a fellow jockey in three races
during 2020. The first allegations
surfaced after the pair clashed at
Stratford on July 8 followed by
Uttoxeter on August 17 and
Southwell on September 3.
involved in an
exchange with Frost after
his mount Cillian’s Well was
fatally injured after falling.
Details have emerged that
Dunne had allegedly complained
that Frost had ridden
dangerously during the race.
Frost and Dunne first exchanged
words back in 2017. The inquiry
will also focus on Dunne’s
conduct in the changing room
By Chris Goulding
where he is alleged to have stood
naked in front of Frost during
Since the allegations, a second
female rider has complained of
similar behaviour from a male
jockey. Frost became the first
female rider to capture last year’s
iconic King George VI Chase at
Kempton on Frodon and
became a recognised face
outside the confines of
racing circles after her
victory, the BHA were
first made aware of
bullying allegations the
rider had received from Dunne.
It was the first time a jockey
has brought such charges against
a fellow rider regarding their
behaviour in or out of the saddle.
Before the date was fixed for
the hearing, details of the
BHA investigation had
been leaked in a 120-
page report to a
newspaper. A further
dunne case puts
RACING on trial
embarrassment followed when
Chris Watts, left, the head of
integrity assurance for the BHA,
departed from his post two
This prompted the Professional
Jockeys’ Association to call for
closure of the case as they feared
Dunne would not receive a fair
hearing. A three-strong panel will
conduct the case that will be
chaired by Brian Barker QC.
The hearing is expected to take
place over six
Frost alleges harassment and
bullying by her fellow jockey
born: Buckfastleigh, Devon
The first woman to win a Grade One over
jumps at the Cheltenham Festival on
Frodon in the 2019 Ryanair Chase.
The first female to win the King George
VI Chase at Kempton in 2020 on Frodon.
She is the daughter of Grand
National-winning rider Jimmy Frost.
born: Co Kildare
Won 2015 Grand National on 25-1 shot
Wayward Prince, and 2014 Grand
National Trial at Haydock with
Rigadin De Beauchene.
The Irishman began his career with
former leading Irish Flat trainer Dermot
Weld in Kildare before successfully
riding as a freelance in England.
BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP
£2,700 (Cl 6) 1m 7f 169yds (14 Dec)
1 (3) 5L-9 CUILLIN (20) Noel Williams 6 9 12..... C Hutchinson(5)
2 (10) 321 SMITH (17) (C&D) Mrs L Richards 5 9 7.......R Havlin
3 (2) L69 SOME DETAIL (22) N Hawke 7 9 7......T Buckley(5)
4 (8) 773 SEVERUS ALEXANDER (J7) C Hobson 5 9 7
5 (1) 304 LETTER AT DAWN (J17) M Attwater 4 9 6
6 (6) 441 GLOBAL WONDER (J30) (C) Suzi Best 6 9 5
7 (4) 000 CELTIC CLASSIC (148) N King 5 9 2...........T Whelan
8 (7) 597 LEROY BROWN (77) N Twiston-Davies 6 9 0
9 (11) 648 AFFAIR (79) (F) H Morrison 7 8 12...... T Marquand
10 (12) 732 HANNALITE (17) A Stronge 4 8 12.................H Doyle
11 (14) 346 MISS POLLYANNA (17) R Ingram 5 8 12....... R Ingram(3)
12 (9) 4/L8 TILSWORTH SAMMY (38) J R Jenkins 6 8 12
13 (13) 421 ● OWEN LITTLE (32) (D) M Crawley 3 8 9...........G Rooke(3)
14 (5) 97P BLUE GALAXY (157) M Usher 3 8 5......L Coughlan(5)
BLINKERS: Nos. 4, 7 VISOR: Nos. 2, 12 TONGUE STRAP: No.
4 CHEEK: Nos. 1, 3, 14 EYE COVERS: No. 4 HOOD: No. 11.
W-F: Letter At Dawn (68); Leroy Brown (67); Smith (66).
SP FORECAST: 7-2 Smith, 4 Global Wonder, 9-2 Owen Little, 6
Hannalite, 10 Letter At Dawn, 12 Others.
12.10 £2,700 (6) 5f 6yds (10)
1 (3) 445 AYE CATCHER (28) Tom Clover 9 7.........J Mitchell
2 (2) 3L9 ● LUCROSA (27) H Morrison 9 6.......... T Marquand
3 (5) 850 ROYAL CYGNET (26) L Allan 9 6................D Keenan
4 (1) 555 IF YOU CAN DREAM (105) C Cox 9 5..........H Crouch
5 (10) 569 ALYA’S GOLD AWARD (26) R Hughes 9 4.......H Doyle
6 (4) 211 BRAZEN AKOYA (21) (D,T) Phillip Makin 9 4
7 (8) 833 FAIR AND SQUARE (28) R Harris 9 3.........T Whelan
8 (7) 473 GLASSTREES (21) M Appleby 9 2................T Ladd(3)
9 (6) 097 EY UP ITS JAZZ (20) J Boyle 9 1..................R Havlin
10 (9) 904 ROYSTAN GIRL (57) J S Moore 8 13............ L Morris
BLINKERS: Nos. 7, 10 VISOR: No. 4 HOOD: Nos. 1, 2, 9.
W-Factor: Ey Up Its Jazz (78); Fair And Square (73);
SP FORECAST: 3 Brazen Akoya, 9-2 Glasstrees, 6 If You Can
Dream, Alya’s Gold Award, 7 Aye Catcher, 8 Others.
EBF MAIDEN STAKES (GBB RACE)
12.40 (DIV 1) 2YO £3,780 (5) 1m 1yds (11)
1 (7) L0 AHWHATADAAY (19) G Boughey 9 5........ M Crehan(3)
2 (2) AL MARMAR A Balding 9 5.....................................J Bryan
3 (6) 59 GORDONS AURA (41) Sir M Prescott 9 5..........L Morris
4 (11) 00 HILL STATION (27) G L Moore 9 5........A Keeley(7)
5 (1) HOORNBLOWER D Coakley 9 5........................C Fallon
6 (4) L0 LAST ROAR (32) Mrs L Mongan 9 5........... W Carson
7 (5) 08 QUAVERING (18) R Beckett 9 5....................H Crouch
8 (8) L6 TUDDENHAM GREEN (27) A King 9 5.........M Harley
9 (9) ● YONAFIS W Haggas 9 5........................ T Marquand
10 (10) 86 ALBION PRINCESS (20) R Charlton 9 0....T Whelan
11 (3) DEAC’S GIRL J Osborne 9 0..................S Osborne(5)
W-Factor: Albion Princess (76); Tuddenham Green (73);
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Yonafis, 3 Al Marmar, 4 Tuddenham Green, 5
Albion Princess, 10 Quavering, 12 Deac’s Girl, 20 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Standard. Left Handed. TOP TRACK
JOCKEY (2016-21): Luke Morris 11% Strike rate. TOP TRACK
TRAINER (2016-21): R Hannon 16% Strike rate. FIRST TIME:
2.45 Brass Clankers (wind surgery), Golden Age (cheek pieces),
Ask The Wind (visor), 3.15 Sir Taweel (wind surgery), 11.40 Cuillin
(cheek pieces), 12.10 If You Can Dream (visor).
EBF MAIDEN STAKES (DIV 2) 2YO
£3,780 (5) 1m 1yds (10)
1 (3) 78 CAP DRAMONT (10) E Walker 9 5..............R Coakley
2 (5) FAR AWAY THOUGHTS (F) A Balding 9 5.........J Bryan
3 (2) 52 ● KAASIRR (18) (F) S & E Crisford 9 5........ J Mitchell
4 (6) 66 KING OF ICE (41) W Haggas 9 5...................T Marquand
5 (8) 76 POSTMARK (18) R Beckett 9 5...................... Rossa Ryan
6 (4) 00 THE PROVENIST (19) G Boughey 9 5......... C Shepherd
7 (9) 232 UNILATERALISM (48) H Palmer 9 5.................. C Fallon
8 (7) 9 WAGGA WAGGA (27) H Morrison 9 5.................H Doyle
9 (1) L9 HAMMOCK (27) R Hughes 9 0.......................G Rooke(3)
10 (10) MAGICAL DIAS R Hannon 9 0......................S M Levey
W-Factor: Unilateralism (91); Kaasirr (90); Postmark (84).
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Kaasirr, 4 Unilateralism, King Of Ice, 9-2
Postmark, 8 Far Away Thoughts, 12 Others.
£6,210 (3) 6f 1yds (5)
1 (4) 722- BENNY AND THE JETS (379) (D) S Kirk 5 9 7
2 (5) L52 TOP BREEZE (75) (C,D) R Hughes 5 9 7
3 (1) 69L GLOBAL WARNING (27) (D) C Dwyer 5 8 13
T Hammer Hansen
4 (2) 112 MOUNT MOGAN (50) (D) Mrs L Mongan 4 8 11
5 (3) 073 ● ROVANIEMI (18) (C,F) E Walker 4 8 7.....H Doyle
BLINKERS: No. 2.
W-Factor: Rovaniemi (100); Mount Mogan (99); Top Breeze
SP FORECAST: 9-4 Top Breeze, 11-4 Mount Mogan, 3 Benny And
The Jets, 4 Rovaniemi, 10 Global Warning.
£6,210 (3) 1m 2f (5)
1 (3) 35-P SURPRISE EXHIBIT (224) A Watson 3 9 13......H Doyle
2 (1) 635 ALBA ROSE (22)(T) M Johnston 3 9 7..........J Fanning
3 (5) 424 ● SKY POWER (42) R Beckett 4 9 5.......... Rossa Ryan
4 (2) 757 CARIBOU (19) D Coakley 3 8 9............................. C Fallon
5 (4) 655 TARAVARA (29) S Pearce 3 8 6.................... L Morris
CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 1, 5 HOOD: No. 2.
W-Factor: Sky Power (99); Taravara (97); Alba Rose (96).
SP FORECAST: 7-4 Sky Power, 3 Taravara, 4 Alba Rose, 9-2
Surprise Exhibit, 8 Caribou.
£2,700 (6) 1m 2f (14)
1 (5) 654 CAFE SYDNEY (22) (C&D) A Carroll 5 9 10
2 (6) 833 SEA OF CHARM (5) (F) H Dunlop 3 9 7......G Rooke(3)
3 (13) 679 GOLDEN AGE (28) (F) R Cowell 4 9 7........ Rossa Ryan
4 (4) 508 BRASS CLANKERS (243) (D) R Brisland 4 9 6
5 (9) 747 ST GEORGE’S BAY (50) E Walker 3 9 6.....H Fraser(7)
6 (8) 262 JEDDEYD (29) M Loughnane 4 9 6.............. P Prince
7 (10) 556 SOBRIQUET (8) E De Giles 4 9 5...................T Whelan
8 (3) 4LL ASK THE WIND (29) A Carroll 3 9 5............. L Morris
9 (7) 068 CAFE MILANO (132) S Dow 4 9 5.............J Duern(3)
10 (14) 445 MISS SLIGO (66) (C&D) J Osborne 4 9 5
11 (2) 320 VOI (24) (D) C Allen 7 9 4...............................M Dwyer
12 (1) L99 ● TREBLE CLEF (42) L Carter 6 9 3
13 (12) 385 CARMELA SOPRANO (29) J R Jenkins 3 9 2
14 (11) 00L FORTISSIMO (204) L Carter 5 9 2......C Murtagh(3)
BLINKERS: No. 14 VISOR: Nos. 7, 8, 12 TONGUE STRAP:
Nos. 10, 11 CHEEK PIECES: Nos. 3, 9.
W-Factor: Miss Sligo (65); Jeddeyd (64); Brass Clankers
SP FORECAST: 4 Sea Of Charm, 5 Cafe Sydney, Jeddeyd, 10
Carmela Soprano, Golden Age, Miss Sligo, 12 St George’s Bay,
Sobriquet, 14 Others.
11.40 Owen Little
2.15 Sky Power
2.45 Treble Clef
HANDS & HEELS APPRENTICE HCAP
£2,700 (6) 1m 1yds (12)
1 (9) 944 RED EVELYN (10) (C&D) S Pearce 3 9 8........L Browne
2 (1) 400 SIR TAWEEL (J72) (D) N King 3 9 7.......J Bradnam(5)
3 (11) 635 STORMINGIN (169) (D) G L Moore 8 9 7
4 (3) 222 HE’S OUR STAR (10) (D) A Carroll 6 9 6
5 (7) 883 DAANY (10) (D) A West 4 9 5......................L Williams
6 (4) 534 ● HELLAVAPACE (33) (C&D) J Portman 3 9 4
7 (6) 174 BROUGHTONS FLARE (29) M Loughnane 5 9 1
Mr Cameron Hillhouse(5)
8 (12) 153 ESSGEE NICS (85) R Brisland 8 9 0
Mr Lewis Kent(5)
9 (5) 733 LAURENTIA (19) (C&D) D Ivory 5 8 12
10 (8) 9L8 CARIBBEAN SPRING (33) (D) G Margarson 8 8 10
11 (2) 6L7 HARAZ (57) (D) P Butler 8 8 9...................A Jary(3)
12 (10) 347 QUEEN SARABI (48) A Carroll 3 8 7........... A Keeley
BLINKERS: Nos. 3, 4 TONGUE STRAP: No. 2 CHEEK PIECES:
Nos. 8, 11 HOOD: Nos. 2, 5.
W-Factor: Laurentia (72); Daany (71); Stormingin (70).
SP FORECAST: 4 Laurentia, 9-2 Daany, He’s Our Star, 6 Red
Evelyn, 7 Hellavapace, 8 Essgee Nics, Broughtons Flare, 14
Stormingin, 25 Others.
GOSSIP FROM THE GALLOPS
MIdlands: HERE WE HAVE IT
North: MILLIONAIRE WALTZ
Lambourn: DANCE AT NIGHT
IN-FORM TRAINERS (last 10 days) S & E Crisford 83% (3 wins
and 2 places from 6 runners), R Harris 80% (2/2/5), O Murphy
64% (5/4/14), Tom Clover 60% (1/2/5), W Haggas 56% (1/4/9),
D McCain 50% (9/3/24), H Palmer 50% (1/2/6), J S Moore 50%
(2/1/6), L Russell 50% (4/4/16), R Cowell 50% (1/4/10).
IN-FORM JOCKEYS Paddy Brennan 82% (3 wins and 6 places
from 11 runners), Thore Hammer Hansen 75% (1/2/4), Hector
Crouch 57% (3/1/7), Martin Dwyer 55% (2/4/11), Aidan
Coleman 53% (4/4/15), Brian Hughes 52% (10/2/23), Jack
Mitchell 52% (7/6/25), Ben Godfrey 50% (1/3/8), Liam Harrison
BEATEN FAVOURITES: 12.10 If You Can Dream. 1.45 Mount
Mogan(hcp). 2.15 Sky Power(hcp), Taravara(hcp). DRAW: Little
effect. LONGEST TRAVELLER: Alba Rose (2.15) 270 miles. STABLE
SWITCH: 11.40 Celtic Classic from P & O Cole to N King. 1.45 Mount
Mogan from E Walker to Mrs L Mongan. 3.15 Sir Taweel from M
Moubarak to N King.
12.25 £3,594 (Class 4) 2m 4f 88yds (6 Dec)
1 47-1 CAWTHORNE LAD (33) Jonjo O’Neill 5 11 12
Jonjo O’Neill Jr
2 3-48 GENEROUS DAY (22) (D) Henry Oliver 9 11 11..........P Brennan
3 2-3L TIQUER (20) (D) Joe Ponting 13 11 9............................... D Jacob
4 442 ● PERCUSSION (140) L Morgan 6 11 2.......................... A Wedge
5 7-1P HAPPY NEWS (20) (D) J Groucott 8 11 0................. J Nailor(3)
6 3-62 BARDD (25) Mrs D O’Neill 9 10 4..................................C Quinn(7)
CHEEK PIECES: No. 6.
W-Factor: Happy News (127); Generous Day (126); Tiquer (125).
SP FORECAST: 11-8 Cawthorne Lad, 2 Percussion, 9-2 Bardd, 12
Generous Day, Happy News, 25 Tiquer.
MARES’ NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE
12.55 £3,594 (4) 3m 60yds (5)
1 314 UNE DE LA SENIERE (24) F O’Brien 6 11 8................P Brennan
2 L9-5 SCHIAPARANNIE (20) Mrs V Makin 9 11 4.........A Anderson(5)
3 3L-3 ● ALPHA CARINAE (22) O Murphy 6 11 4................A Coleman
4 25-4 WHATSDASTORY (33) Dr R Newland 8 11 4
5 P-L9 ANOTHER THEATRE (31) P Kirby 8 11 0....................... T Dowson
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 3 CHEEK PIECES: No. 4.
W-Factor: Whatsdastory (132); Schiaparannie (118); Alpha
SP FORECAST: 15-8 Une De La Seniere, 11-4 Alpha Carinae, 7-2
Whatsdastory, 6 Schiaparannie, 13-2 Another Theatre.
NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP CHASE
1.25 £5,882 (3) 1m 7f 182yds (5)
1 221 LIGHT N STRIKE (15) (F) E Lavelle 5 11 7...... J R Wildman(10)
2 216 ● ISOLATE (22) A King 5 11 5.........................................T Cannon
3 L2-3 HEARTBREAK KID (26) D McCain 6 11 3.......................B Hughes
4 3-52 ACROSS THE LINE (18) D Skelton 6 11 3......................H Skelton
5 F3P SILVER STAR (F29) A Sadik 8 11 0.......................................J Best
TONGUE STRAP: No. 4.
W-Factor: Heartbreak Kid (140); Light N Strike (138); Across The
SP FORECAST: 15-8 Light N Strike, 5-2 Isolate, 3 Across The Line, 9-2
Heartbreak Kid, 25 Silver Star.
12.25 PERCUSSION (nap)
12.55 Alpha Carinae
1.25 ISOLATE (nb)
1.55 Bridal Knot
2.30 Phoenix Aquilus
3.30 True Thoughts
NH FLAT RACE
£1,906 (5) 1m 7f 182yds (10)
1 7 BAYRAAT (63) T Tate 5 11 0........................................T Gillard(5)
2 BLAME THE FARRIER (F) D Thompson 4 11 0..........J Tudor(3)
3 7-1 CARRIGDOUN BOY (198) J O’Neill 4 11 0...........Mr A O’neill(7)
4 CRAMBO F O’Brien 4 11 0...........................................L Harrison(3)
5 PP DOCTOR TOM (178) L Morgan 4 11 0.......Miss M Micklewright(7)
6 57- STUNSAIL (351) C Dyson 5 11 0...............................C Leonard(5)
7 4-1 SUPREME GIFT (205) H Daly 4 11 0............ Miss A Stevens(7)
8 P/P- TIKITOV (352) M Rowley 5 11 0........................Mr B Bromley(7)
9 A STRIP OF AMY C & A Pogson 4 10 7........ Mrs S Germany(7)
10 ● BRIDAL KNOT N Henderson 4 10 7....................N Brennan(7)
HOOD: Nos. 6, 9.
W-Factor: Bayraat (84); Stunsail (80).
SP FORECAST: 13-8 Bridal Knot, 3 Carrigdoun Boy, 4 Crambo, 5
Supreme Gift, 25 Stunsail, Bayraat, Tikitov, 33 Others.
BEATEN FAVOURITES: 1.25 Isolate(hcp ch). 3.00 Great Ocean, Lydford,
Midnight Centurion. 3.30 Midnight Callisto(hcp hdl), Thundersockssundae(hcp
hdl). LONGEST TRAVELLER: Midnight Callisto (3.30) 221 miles.
MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) (DIV 1)
£4,084 (4) 1m 7f 182yds (10)
1 652 CALIDAD (16) H Whittington 5 11 4................................... D Jacob
2 325- CHAMP IS REAL (252) L Morgan 5 11 4...................R McLernon
3 3-7P FRAUGHAN HILL (23) W Greatrex 5 11 4................... G Sheehan
4 1LP GARETH CAEL (31) O Greenall 5 11 4.............................H Brooke
5 6/7-7 GOSPELUS (10) Dr R Newland 5 11 4............ S Twiston-Davies
6 22-6 HERE WE HAVE IT (25) L Morgan 6 11 4........................ A Wedge
7 6- KEEP IT BRIEF (F29) R Phillips 4 11 4....................D Hiskett(3)
8 26- ● PHOENIX AQUILUS (F145) S Durack 4 11 4.........A Coleman
9 357- ALCHEMYSTIQUE (F175) Steph Hollinshead 4 10 11....................
10 5-6 WHENTHEPENNYDROPS (20) D Skelton 5 10 11........H Skelton
TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 4, 9 CHEEK PIECES: No. 5.
W-F: Here We Have It (123); Calidad (122); Phoenix Aquilus (113).
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Here We Have It, 11-4 Calidad, 9-2 Phoenix Aquilus, 5
Whenthepennydrops, 8 Keep It Brief, 12 Others.
MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) (DIV 2)
£4,084 (4) 1m 7f 182yds (9)
1 7 BEAT THE HEAT (22) J Boyle 4 11 4............. Sean Houlihan(3)
2 EEVILYNN DREW (F38) (F) R Eddery 4 11 4........F Gregory(3)
3 0-6 FINOAH (10) Martin Smith 5 11 4.....................................J Quinlan
4 31-6 GREAT OCEAN (40) P Hobbs 5 11 4............................T J O’Brien
5 1- KING ARISE (220) Dr R Newland 4 11 4....... S Twiston-Davies
6 2 ● LYDFORD (15) D Skelton 4 11 4..................................H Skelton
7 22-2 MIDNIGHT CENTURION (46) J Snowden 5 11 4....... G Sheehan
8 F4-5 RADETZKY MARCH (195) L Morgan 6 11 4.................... A Wedge
9 9PL TRE A PENI (18) O Greenall 4 10 11.................................H Brooke
TONGUE STRAP: No. 6 HOOD: No. 3.
W-F: Midnight Centurion (124); Lydford (121); Beat The Heat (86).
SP FORECAST: 5-4 Lydford, 13-8 Midnight Centurion, 13-2 King Arise, 10
Great Ocean, 16 Radetzky March, 33 Others.
CAZOO HANDICAP HURDLE
£2,342 (5) 2m 4f 88yds (16)
1 4L-6 MIDNIGHT CALLISTO (28) A Honeyball 6 11 12......... B Godfrey(5)
2 0-FP MOUNTAIN HAWK (181) C Ellam 9 11 12................. W T Kennedy
3 L55- UNBLINKING (285) R Bevis 8 11 5.............................. J Nailor(3)
4 8L8- MANDALAYAN (252) W Greatrex 6 11 4..................... G Sheehan
5 140- CLASSIC TUNE (244) (C&D) C Dyson 11 11 3.............C Leonard(5)
6 L3L- COMMANDER MILLER (228) Mrs D O’Neill 7 11 2.........Page Fuller
7 866 DENABLE (22) (F) A Carson 5 11 1........................................J Quinlan
8 27-2 THUNDERSOCKSSUNDAE (18) F O’Brien 6 10 13............P Brennan
9 871 BLACK LIGHTNING (41) g Howell 8 10 11....... Tabitha Worsley(5)
10 L7-8 UNIT SIXTYFOUR (35) B Pauling 6 10 11.................K Brogan(3)
11 6L5 IRISH SOVEREIGN (25) S Humphrey 6 10 11..........N Scholfield
12 L/L-7 TIME IS TIME (21) (D) Miss S Robinson 12 10 6..........C Ring(3)
13 85L GLOBAL PROTEKTOR (33) D Skelton 4 10 6..............H Skelton
14 5L4 ULYSSES (18) (D) D Shaw 7 10 5.....................................B Hughes
15 6L1 KILLANE (36) (D,F) D McCain 6 10 4..............P J Kavanagh(7)
16 9/5-3 ● TRUE THOUGHTS (18) (D) Mrs L Young 6 10 3......... M Bastyan(3)
BLINKERS: Nos. 9, 11 VISOR: No. 14 TONGUE STRAP: Nos. 1, 5, 16
CHEEK PIECES: No. 8 HOOD: No. 2.
W-F: Ulysses (107); Classic Tune (106); Black Lightning (103).
SP FORECAST: 5-2 Thundersockssundae, 4 Black Lightning, 13-2 Global
Protektor, 8 Midnight Callisto, Killane, 14 Others.
TRACK FACTS: GOING: Good. Left Handed. TOP TRACK JOCKEY (2016-
21): Harry Skelton 24% Strike rate. TOP TRACK TRAINER (2016-21): D
Skelton 20% Strike rate. FIRST TIME: 1.55 Stunsail (hood), A Strip Of Amy
(hood), 2.30 Alchemystique (wind surgery), Gareth Cael (wind surgery),
3.30 Thundersockssundae (cheek pieces), Mountain Hawk (hood),
Commander Miller (wind surgery), Classic Tune (wind surgery), Irish
Sovereign (blinkers). STABLE SWITCH: 1.25 Silver Star from G Elliott in
Ireland to A Sadik. 1.55 Carrigdoun Boy from J J Hanlon in Ireland to
Jonjo O’Neill, Doctor Tom from Meisha Micklewright to L Morgan,
Stunsail from T Lacey to C Dyson, Supreme Gift from D P Murphy in
Ireland to H Daly. 2.30 Alchemystique from J Tuite to Steph Hollinshead.
3.00 King Arise from T H Weston to Dr R Newland. 3.30 Mountain Hawk
from G Cromwell in Ireland to C Ellam.
50 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
1. Which Russian tennis player beat Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final
at the US Open?
2. Which Manchester United defender was sent off in their 2-1
Champions League defeat at Young Boys?
3. Which seven-year-old horse did Frankie Dettori ride to a second Doncaster
Cup victory in September?
4. Which Croatia midfielder has joined West Ham
United from CSKA Moscow?
5. Which Wales player was sent off in their 2011 Rugby
World Cup semi-final defeat to France?
6. In what year were the Summer and Winter
Olympic Games last both held in the same country?
7. Which baseball player was the first African-American to
play in the major leagues?
8. Which former world middleweight boxing
champion was born Richard Ihetu?
9. From which French club did goalkeeper Hugo Lloris join Tottenham
Hotspur in 2012?
10. Which team won cricket’s County Championship in 1991 and
ANSWERS: 1 Daniil Medvedev. 2 Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 3 Stradivarius.
4 Nikola Vlasic. 5 Sam Warburton. 6 1936. 7 Jackie Robinson.
8 Dick Tiger. 9 Lyon. 10 Essex.
boxing: battle of britain
25-year-old to withdraw
and he is expected to
remain out of the ring until
at least February.
That could delay plans
for an eagerly anticipated
rematch with Edinburgh’s
McGregor in the new year.
The 24-year-old seized
Farooq’s Lonsdale belt in a
contentious points victory
in November 2019 at the
Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
McGregor, meanwhile, is
preparing to defend his
European title against
Armenian fighter Narek
Abgaryan in Manchester on
US blow for Farooq
KASH FAROOQ’S American
dream is over after the
Glasgow boxer picked up a
hand injury – and it could
have a knock-on effect on
his proposed rematch with
The former British
was set to fight at MGM
Grand in Las Vegas this
weekend on the undercard
of the Devin Haney v
Joseph Diaz WBC world
lightweight title bout.
That contest would have
showcased Farooq’s talents
to a worldwide audience.
But an injury sustained
in training has forced the
Khan-Brook fight finally on
IT has been a fight in the making
since sparring sessions in 2004 when
the two were still amateurs.
But it took just seconds for Amir
Khan and Kell Brook to put hands on
each other as they finally announced
they will step into the ring together
early next year at a press conference
which began with a push and a shove.
It may be past its sell-by date but the
bout will probably still be lapped up.
Athens Olympics silver medallist
Khan, who turns 35 next week,
and Brook, already 35, have
eight defeats between them
before they meet on February
19 at Manchester Arena. It
could have happened in 2012,
should have happened in 2016
and we thought it would in 2018.
But now their feud will be settled.
There has always been bad blood
between them, and Khan said: “The
fight is done now, so he should let go
of the hate and the past but it eats
away at him and that could be one of
his biggest downfalls. He doesn’t
dislike me, he’s just jealous.”
The fiery press conference turned
into a slanging match, and Khan said:
“It is always good to have a laugh with
By Chris McKenna
Kell Brook and light the fire because
he gets angry and is not the best at
responding so it is always good to get
him on the back foot early.”
The former unified world lightwelterweight
champion thinks he is
getting the “lion’s share” of the pot for
a fight at a catchweight of 10st 9lb,
with six-figure penalties for every
pound either is over.
The Bolton fighter says his
Sheffield rival is only in it for
the money but the ex-IBF
welterweight king said: “I
don’t need to fight again, I live
within my means, I am not
like him and his wife flying first
“I am a council estate kid with
plenty of millions, so settling a grudge
is what I am doing it for. Of course I
will enjoy the massive payday, but
knocking him out will be worth more.”
Brook will be back with trainer Dom
Ingle, who missed his last fight, the
2020 loss to Terence Crawford, above.
Khan, who has also lost to Crawford,
will team up with Brian McIntyre, who
trains their common foe in the US,
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Khan v Brook..the long road to the big fight
2004 The pair sparred when Khan was
preparing for the Olympics, and dispute
how the sessions went.
2012 The pair clash in a Sky interview
while discussing a future fight.
2014 Brook takes the IBF
welterweight title and calls out Khan.
2016 Khan moves up to welterweight
and wins three fights. Talks over a fight
with Brook collapse over purse splits.
2016 Khan steps up to middleweight
and is knocked out by Canelo Alvarez,
Brook also steps up to the same
division and suffers a broken eye
socket in defeat by Gennady Golovkin.
2018 Khan signs with Eddie Hearn’s
Matchroom, who also promote Brook.
2019 Hearn is exasperated by the
failure of both men to agree to a fight.
Summer 2021 Both men agree to a
September Sky Sports and Boxxer
agree to stage the bout.
November Both men sign contracts to
fight each other on February 19, 2022.
snooker: uk championship
loves to see
up all over
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 51
Smith’s boys hope to hit bullseye
LEON SMITH’S Great Britain
Davis Cup team have been
stepping off the oche and up
to the plate in their bid to
repeat the famous 2015 win.
They face Germany in the
quarter-finals in Innsbruck
today – the sixth time since
2014 they have reached the
And team spirit has been
vital to their progress.
“We spend a lot of time
together because we enjoy
each other’s company,” said
captain Smith, right.
“It’s been like that for a
long time and long may it
continue. I love the guys – it is
By Matthew Dunn
not just the players and
myself, the support
team are absolutely
Darts matches have
been a feature of rest
days such as
But the intensity
will increase for
and Dan Evans, and
doubles pair Joe Salisbury
and Neal Skupski. Their
chances of reaching the
semi-finals and final in
Madrid on Friday and
Sunday are improved by
German Alex Zverev’s
decision to sit
out a format he
Smith said: “It
will be a tough match
but we will go in
The rest are
Ronnie laughs at exits
RONNIE O’Sullivan admits the
string of former UK Championship
winners falling by the wayside in York
has given him a good laugh.
The 45-year-old beat Mark King 6-3
yesterday to move into the last-16 as
he chases an eighth crown in the first
Major of the season.
Plenty of O’Sullivan’s title rivals
have already been beaten, including
Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Mark
Williams, Ding Junhui and
at other big
John Higgins is also out,
losing 6-5 to Chinese
speedster Zhao Xintong.
And the Rocket, who
made breaks of 108, 70,
84, 52, 63 and 53, believes
he has earned favour with
the ‘snooker gods’ for his
hard work and dedication during a
Going for his 21st Triple Crown title,
he said: “I have a little chuckle when I
see these other big names being
“I see other people bottling it and
twitching up all over the gaffe and I’m
“I am pleased to be through. Mark is
a tough player.
“Since the World Championship in
2020, I have been playing exhibition-
By Hector Nunns
style snooker. That is not good enough
when it comes to the nitty-gritty.
“I may not have long left so it’s one
last effort really. You can’t predict form
but you can control the controllables.
It doesn’t come naturally that level of
work for me.
“But if you do work at it, sometimes
it lands in your lap from the snooker
gods and they reward you.
“I wouldn’t say my
views on the snooker gods
are exactly deep. There are
gods everywhere – snooker
gods, other gods.
“I like to call them the
snooker gods as they have
been pretty good to me. I
praise them and count my
blessings for giving me the
opportunity to do what I do.
“But I have to apply myself, get out
of bed and do my part with some hard
While O’Sullivan’s stay in York goes
on, Higgins’ hopes are over.
The Scot led 5-3, but had no
complaints after losing to world No.26
Zhao. Higgins said: “He was the better
player, I nicked a couple of frames but
I wouldn’t have deserved to win.”
williams snoozes and loses: Page 3
Woods: I can’t return to top
Tiger Woods has admitted defeat in his
bid to return to the summit of golf after
his horrific car crash.
The 15-time Major winner required
surgery on open fractures to his lower
right leg and further injuries to his foot
and ankle after the accident in February.
The 45-year-old revealed at one stage he
feared his leg could be amputated.
Woods said: “As far as climbing the
mountain again and getting all the way to
the top, I don’t think that’s a realistic
expectation of me. Something that is
realistic is playing the tour one day, never
full-time again, but pick and choose a few
events a year and play around that.”
Woods, who hosts this week’s Hero
World Challenge in the Bahamas, added:
“I don’t have to compete and play against
the best players in the world to have a
52 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Scots facing tough
challenge in Seville
Scotland Women head
coach Pedro Martinez Losa
feels the Barcelona factor
has been key to Spain’s
The club’s players have
played a vital role.
Scotland beat Spain in
their most recent meeting in
the 2017 European
Championship finals. Spain’s
only victory came in a Euro
However, Spain will go
into their World Cup
qualifier with the Scots in
Seville tonight as clear
SPAIN V SCOTLAND
8pm, BBC ALBA
favourites courtesy of their
impressive recent results.
Spain have scored 35 goals
without reply in four games
in Group B.
Losa, above, said:
“Everyone can see the
evolution of this team in the
last few years. It’s a team
who dominate a lot of
contests, they have a lot of
individual players who can
make a difference.”
cricket: ashes countdown
JOE ROOT feared Ben Stokes’ Ashes were
over when he was floored in the nets,
describing it as “a scary moment” for
Star all-rounder Stokes, below,
who had been out of the game
since July after struggling
with a broken finger and
burnout, was hit by a ball
from coach Jonathan Trott.
Root admitted he feared
the worst with the first Test
just over a week away. “It was a
bit of a concern,” he said. “We all know how
crucial he is within our squad, but he seems
to have come through it pretty well.”
ROOT in 24 Ashes Tests
First July 2013 Last Sept 2019
Highest Score 180 at Lord’s in July 2013
Average 40.33 (cf 50.15 career)
3 x 100s ● 13 x 50s ● 12 wickets
0 wins in Australia out of 9
8 losses in Australia out of 9
8 wins in England out of 15
As captain 10 Tests
Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 6
Lost 4-0 in 2017-18
Drew 2-2 in 2019
to end a
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LEE ELDER, the first black
player to compete in the
Masters, has died aged 87.
Elder joined Jack
Nicklaus and Gary Player
as an honorary starter at
Augusta National just last
He made his Masters
debut in 1975 and recorded
a best finish of joint 17th in
He was not well enough
to hit a ceremonial drive in
April but was applauded
warmly when introduced to
the spectators by Masters
chairman Fred Ridley.
the big picture
Root is fired
up to right
joe galvanises his troops
JOE ROOT’S Test record in
Australia should act as a fairly
significant brake on any enthusiam
leading up to next Wednesday’s
Ashes opener at the Gabba.
Nine attempts spread over two
visits – five as England captain – and
nothing but mental scarring and a
bit part in a bore draw at Melbourne
to show for his efforts.
Despite such bruising history and
a tour where preparations have
been hampered by Covid, bad
weather and a squad separated by
quarantine restrictions until this
week, he believes this time
could be different.
England have a
“I know exactly
what it is like to be
on the wrong side of a
series here,” he said.
“For an England player
to play in Australia and win
is the dream.
“We’ve prepared as well
as we can and if we can
control our emotions, play
to our skill levels, if we
can be smart in certain
situations and do things
differently to how we’ve
done them previously, I
believe we have a
brilliant chance to do
something special here.”
England’s T20 World Cup
players and senior coaching
By Gideon Brooks
staff, including Chris Silverwood,
below, have been kept apart until
now due to Covid quarantine.
Root admitted such a compressed
preparation means they need to
gain the maximum benefit from the
final four-day warm-up that started
in Brisbane last night.
He said: “There have been a lot of
other distractions for us in terms of
the weather and our preparation, so
it is important we get this next
phase leading into the game
Root and Silverwood
intensity in the
“There’s a lot of
people who will want to
prove things, and will
want to show that they
deserve an opportunity for
that first Test,” said Root.
“This is a good chance for us to
maybe get ahead of Australia in
terms of preparation and gametime.
It would be silly for us to just
cosy our way through the four
Australia’s World T20 winners
have been quarantined while Pat
Cummins has replaced Tim Paine as
captain following his resignation.
Root said: “It doesn’t change how
we are going to prepare.
“More than anything else, I don’t
want us as a team to get sidetracked
by what is happening in
cricket: ashes countdown
Sky Bet Championship
Derby (1).............. 1 QPR (0)................. 2
Lawrence 10 Willock 50
P W D L F A Pts
Fulham..................... 20 13 4 3 49 16 43
Bournemouth........... 20 12 6 2 36 16 42
QPR......................... 20 10 5 5 33 25 35
West Brom............... 20 9 7 4 27 16 34
Blackburn................ 20 9 6 5 34 27 33
Coventry.................. 20 9 6 5 27 23 33
Stoke....................... 20 9 4 7 24 21 31
Huddersfield............. 20 8 4 8 23 23 28
Swansea................... 20 7 6 7 25 26 27
Millwall.................... 20 6 9 5 20 21 27
Blackpool................. 20 7 6 7 20 22 27
Middlesbrough......... 20 7 5 8 23 23 26
Sheff Utd.................. 20 7 5 8 25 26 26
Birmingham............. 20 7 5 8 19 21 26
Luton....................... 20 6 7 7 27 26 25
Nottm Forest............ 20 6 7 7 24 23 25
Preston.................... 20 6 7 7 22 26 25
Bristol City............... 20 6 5 9 21 30 23
Hull.......................... 20 6 3 11 16 23 21
Cardiff..................... 20 6 3 11 21 34 21
Reading................... 20 8 2 10 26 32 20
Peterborough........... 20 4 4 12 17 38 16
Barnsley................... 20 2 6 12 13 31 12
Derby....................... 20 4 10 6 17 20 1
Scottish Cup Third Round
Brechin (0)........... 1 Darvel Juniors (1).1
Cox 56 Kirkpatrick 32
Women’s World Cup
N Ireland (4)........ 9 N Macedonia (0).0
McGuinness 11, 38, 62
Holloway 30, 64
Furness 36, 67
First Test Match—Bangladesh
v Pakistan (Chittagong): Bangladesh
330 (114.4 overs; Liton Das
114, Mushfiqur Rahim 91; Hasan
Ali 5-51) and 157 (56.2 overs;
Liton Das 59; Shaheen Afridi 5-32).
Pakistan 286 (115.4 overs; Abid
Abid Ali 133, Abdullah Shafique 52;
Taijul Islam 7-116) and 109-0 (33.0
overs; Abid Abid Ali 56no, Abdullah
First Test Match—India v New
Zealand (Kanpur): India 345
(111.1 overs; S S Iyer 105, S Gill
52, R A Jadeja 50; T G Southee
5-69) and 234-7dec. (81.0 overs; S
S Iyer 65, W P Saha 61no). New
Zealand 296 (142.3 overs; T W M
Latham 95, W A Young 89; A R Patel
5-62) and 165-9 (98.0 overs; T
W M Latham 52; R A Jadeja 4-40).
India drew with New Zealand.
sport in brief
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 53
UK Championship (Barbican
York)—3rd rd: B Hawkins (Eng) bt Cao
Yupeng (Chn) 6-2; R O’Sullivan (Eng)
bt M King (Eng) 6-3; Z Xintong (Chn) bt
J Higgins (Sco) 6-5; A Hicks (Eng) bt D
Dale (Wal) 6-5. 2nd rd: J Brown (NIrl)
bt F Ajaib (Pak) 6-1; G Dott (Sco) bt J
Robertson (Eng) 6-2; Z Yuelong (Chn)
bt A Hugill (Eng) 6-2; A McGill (Sco) bt
D Grace (Eng) 6-4; A Hamilton (Eng) bt
M Williams (Wal) 6-5.
(7.45pm unless stated)
Leeds v Crystal Palace (8.15)...................
(Live on Amazon Prime)
Newcastle v Norwich (7.30)......................
(Live on Amazon Prime)
Emirates FA Cup
First Round Replay
Exeter v Bradford......................................
Cinch Scottish Premiership
Motherwell v Dundee Utd..........................
(Live on Sky Sports Football)
SPFL Trust Trophy
Cove Rangers v Rangers............................
Hamilton v Kilmarnock..............................
Inverness CT v Raith..................................
Women’s World Cup Qualifier
England v Latvia (7pm).............................
(Live on ITV4)
France v Wales (8.10)...............................
(Live on BBC Wales)
Rep of Ireland v Georgia (7pm)...............
Spain v Scotland (8pm)...........................
(Live on BBC Alba)
Papa John’s Trophy Second
Round Northern Section
Accrington v Wigan...................................
Bolton v Fleetwood (7pm)........................
Carlisle v Lincoln City (7pm).....................
Rotherham v Port Vale (7pm)....................
Tranmere v Harrogate Tn............................
Cambridge Utd v Walsall (7pm)................
Charlton v Aston Villa U21 (7pm).............
Forest Green v Chelsea U21 (7pm)..........
Leyton Orient v MK Dons (7pm)................
Sutton Utd v Stevenage............................
Swindon v Colchester...............................
Vanarama National Lge: Wrexham
Tour Match—day 1 of 4: England v
England Lions (Brisbane, 11.30pm).
world of sport
Blair’s versatile role
insists he does not want
to be pigeonholed as just
a stand-off – even
though he played
his best game yet
in the No 10
made his name in the club
game as a full-back, then
made his first Test start
on the wing.
He said: “I feel
like I’m playing
really well at 10
but to able to
switch in and out
is really good.”
first female racing
driver has been
ambassador for the
Grand Prix in
Jeddah this week.
Reema Juffali, 29,
raced in the British
year and will be
one of the first to
drive a lap of the
street circuit along
the Red Sea.
54 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
heading back: Lukaku is set for first start since October 20
UAE date will lead
to a fixture logjam
for Tuchel’s Blues
FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
RALPH HASENHUTTL says his
mentor, Ralf Rangnick, is fulfilling a
dream by finally following his
proteges to the Premier League.
Rangnick, 63, will take over at
Manchester United only in an interim
role once his work permit is in place.
He has been portrayed as one of the
most pragmatic figures in European
football since his appointment was
announced last week.
But Hasenhuttl’s poignant text of
congratulations reveals Rangnick
always has had a more fanciful side.
Hasenhuttl said: “I have not spoken
to him – only a message to
congratulate him on his big dream of
coming to the Premier League.
“Now it has become real and it is
fantastic for him. He’s been waiting
for this moment.”
Rangnick was linked with a move
to the Premier League as early as
2018 as a successor to Arsene Wenger
at Arsenal. However, his teachings
began to filter through to England
long before he was given the chance to
Former Huddersfield manager
David Wagner, right, was Rangnick’s
under-19 coach at Hoffenheim, while
hasenhuttl lifts lid
on mentor rangnick
Jurgen Klopp was a long-term admirer
of his fellow German as an up-andcoming
rival in the Bundesliga.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
played for Rangnick briefly at Ulm in
the German third
division in 1997
before the latter
coaching in the Stuttgart youth set-up
after injury ended his career.
But few have worked as closely with
Rangnick’s methods as the
Southampton manager, who was
hand-picked to carry out first-team
duties under the watchful eye of the
RB Leipzig sporting director between
2016 and 2018.
Rangnick had led the club from the
fourth tier of German football to the
Bundesliga before appointing
Hasenhuttl to take the reins.
The pair were an instant hit –
remaining unbeaten in the top
flight for 13 matches – a record
for a new Bundesliga club.
Eight of those games were
back-to-back wins – another
record for a newlypromoted
In the end, only Bayern
Munich could finish above
them as the pair claimed
THOMAS TUCHEL is facing
a major fixture pile-up that
is likely to play havoc with
Chelsea’s chase for trophies.
FIFA have said the Club
World Cup will take place in
the United Arab Emirates
from February 3-12.
That means Chelsea will
have to rearrange league
matches against Brighton and
Arsenal, while the FA Cup
fourth round is due to take
place on February 5-6.
The Blues are also still in
the Carabao Cup – they face
Brentford in the last eight on
December 22 – and have
qualified for the Champions
League knockout stages.
They are running out of
dates to reschedule games
and it will be a growing
challenge as the season
wears on to get all
the fixtures in.
Chelsea are in
the Club World
Cup alongside Al
Hilal, Al Ahly,
Auckland City, Al
Jazira Club and
They enter at the semi-final
stage on the opposite side
of the draw to Copa
The tournament was
originally due to be hosted in
Japan next month and FIFA
have struggled to find a slot
that will not cause disruption.
Liverpool, who won the
Club World Cup in 2019,
effectively had to prioritise
competitions in that season,
fielding a youth team that lost
5-0 in the Carabao Cup at
Tuchel faces a similar
dilemma and has already
been rotating his squad
because of the demands of
the domestic fixture list.
Mason Mount, above, and
Kai Havertz started on the
By John Cross
bench for the 1-1 home draw
against Manchester United on
Sunday, while Romelu
Lukaku was only a substitute
as he has just come back from
Chelsea dropped two vital
points against United despite
dominating the game.
Tuchel’s men have now
seen a six-point lead at the
top of the table slip away,
with Manchester City now
just a point behind in second
spot and Liverpool two points
off the pace in third.
Belgium striker Lukaku
looks set to start against
Watford at Vicarage Road
He has been missing since
October 20 when he
limped off against
Malmo with an
But Lukaku has
not scored for
with the £97million
striker managing only
four goals since his
Winger Callum Hudson-
Odoi has been a regular for
Tuchel and started his eighth
game in a row on Sunday.
Hudson-Odoi admitted he
should have scored against
“I feel like it’s two vital
points dropped but at least we
didn’t lose the game,” said the
“We did everything else
really well. Our build-up play
was good, even around the
box at times, but it was just
the last bit that we missed and
scoring that goal that we
“It was disappointing not to
get it but we have to recover,
reflect on the game and go
again on Wednesday to try to
get the win.”
He has been waiting
for this moment
Fresh start may tempt Pogba to stay
ONE of Ralf Rangnick’s first jobs could
be to persuade Paul Pogba to stay.
France midfielder Pogba looked to
be on his way out of Manchester
United and could even sign a
pre-contract agreement with a
foreign club in January. It
would be a huge blow to
United to lose one of their
biggest stars on a free
transfer but Pogba could now
see Rangnick as a chance to
make a fresh start.
Pogba seemed certain to go
but a new manager, plus Real
Madrid reportedly going cold on
him as a potential summer target,
could change that.
United announced Rangnick
as their interim boss on a
six-month deal until the
summer and he will then
assume a role as a football
consultant for another two
years. He will oversee big
issues straight away with
Pogba, transfer targets and
United’s top target
the managerial search top of his priority
list. He will be given funds to add to his
squad in January if he identifies areas of
United are battling red tape and time in
order to get Rangnick, 63, in the dugout
for Thursday’s Premier League clash
against Arsenal. Attempts to install the
German are foundering on visa paperwork
and travel arrangements from Moscow to
Manchester and complicated still further
by UK Covid entry requirements.
Meanwhile, PSG boss Mauricio
Pochettino remains United’s clear first
choice as their full-time manager.
Leipzig’s first ever Champions League
A year later Hasenhuttl left after
the club refused to give him the longterm
assurances he wanted, but the
pair remained friends.
Hasenhuttl said: “I know
him very well. We had two
very successful years. He
was sporting director so I
know how he is and how
“He’s a hard worker
and he needs a good team
around him. He will turn
every stone around there for
sure, because he doesn’t want
any weakness in his club.
“Six months is not long to turn
things around but he will have a big
United players have already been
warned that there will be no hiding
place from the fierce work ethic
The “godfather of the gegenpress”
will demand every blade of grass is
covered in line with a hard-running
brand that seems to hold little
truck with luxuries such as
may have been a left-field
choice by United, but
Hasenhuttl is confident it
is an inspired one.
He said: “Is he a good
addition for the league?
Absolutely. In this league it
is known that the best
managers are working here, or it is
especially known that the Premier
League has the big teams.
“They should always look for the
best possible options and at the
moment he is one of these.”
FOOTBALL: PREMIER LEAGUE
Ralf Rangnick celebrates
with the supporters during
his time at RB Leipzig
Ralf has earned his
chance to live the
dream. He will
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 55
FROM BACK PAGE
appreciate how integral
they are to our club
“I have known most
of the aforementioned
legends long before I
came to Dundee
United FC and hold
them in the utmost
that I and the club have
to react to rumour and
innuendo on social
media and this is
something we don’t do
lightly but in today’s
world, disrupters will
use any tool to try to
“We use the tagline
United Together and
while the vast majority
of stakeholders want
only the best for
Dundee United there
remains a small
minority who wish to
“I want to make it
clear today, within the
club and the wider
United fanbase, we aim
to be together in
MANAGERIAL RECORD (All competitions)
Games Won Drawn Lost Win%
Reutlingen 05 1995 - 1996 51 26 12 13 51
Ulm 1846 1997 - 1999 75 36 18 21 48
Stuttgart 1999 - 2001 86 36 16 34 41.9
Hannover 96 2001 - 2004 98 44 22 32 44.9
Schalke 04 2004 - 2005 65 36 15 14 55.4
Hoffenheim 2006 - 2011 166 79 43 44 47.6
FC Schalke 04 2011 23 10 3 10 43.5
RB Leipzig 2015 - 2016/2018 - 2019 88 50 20 18 56.8
have a big
Ronaldo shock and or
CRISTIANO RONALDO has launched a
remarkable attack on the organisers of
the Ballon d’Or – accusing them of “lies”
and “unacceptable behaviour”.
Ronaldo, right, who has five of
the gongs, was incensed after
Pascal Ferre claimed the
Manchester United star’s “only
ambition” was to win the trophy
more times than Lionel Messi.
Messi, now at PSG, won the
award for a record seventh time at a
ceremony in Paris yesterday. The Ballon
d’Or is presented by magazine France
Football, of which Ferre is editor-in-chief,
and he claimed: “Ronaldo has only one
ambition, and that is to retire with more
Ballons d’Or than Messi. I know that
because he has told me.”
Ronaldo, 36, who came sixth on
the night, hit back: ”Pascal
Ferre lied, he used my name to
promote himself and to promote
the publication he works for.
“It is unacceptable that the
person responsible for awarding
such a prestigious prize could lie in this
way, in absolute disrespect for someone
who has always respected France Football
and the Ballon d’Or.”
CLAIM: Legend Reilly
pursuit of our goals and
if anyone wants to
unfairly attack any
partners and fans), we
will defend ourselves
staff and volunteers
having recently left
their positions at
But Asghar is
adamant that former
players will always be
guaranteed a place at
United and there will
be plans for a new
museum going forward.
Reilly had claimed
that Asgar snubbed
ex-players at a
reception for former
Tannadice star Walter
Smith at Ibrox before
and after his memorial
Reilly said: “Tony
Asghar was there and I
found it so disrespectful
that he didn’t come
over and say hello to
nine ex-players who
are in the hall of fame.”
56 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
RALLYING CRY: David Bates
Bates hates Dons struggle
DAVID Bates admits the sight of
Aberdeen toiling in the bottom six
is not good enough.
The Dons are on a miserable run
of three straight defeats that has
left them in eighth spot in the table,
just five points off bottom place.
Bates is well aware they need to
put more points on the board,
starting with tomorrow’s visit of
Livingston to Pittodrie.
The defender said: “If we take
three points we kick on and kick
on our season again. We have
dipped off a little bit.
“We are frustrated at ourselves.
We know we can do better and
that we should be up the table but
we need to start showing that on
By Scott Burns
the pitch. We just have to focus on
Bates feels they can take plenty
of positives and confidence from
their display at Celtic Park, where
they lost 2-1, into the Livi game.
He said: “At Ibrox and at
Parkhead we have shown we have
the ability – it is just a case of
trying to do it over the course of
the whole game.
“Celtic had most of the play in
the first 15 minutes and we let
them dictate the play too much in
“We are all disappointed as we
know we can play better.”
the dosh for
Celtic need three signings in the
January window and my top target
would be Josh Doig.
There is no doubt Ange
Postecoglou is making good
progress but they still need a bit
more, especially defensively.
The backline was exposed again
in Europe with last week’s defeat in
There will remain question marks
when Celtic play the top teams and
they are still chasing Rangers in the
They need a left-back and I would
go for Doig at Hibs. He has just
signed a new contract so they would
have to cough up a decent transfer
fee but he is one for the future.
I see him in the Kieran Tierney
mould and if he keeps developing
he will get better and better.
Celtic can’t go out and buy the
finished article. They need to
develop players and sell them on.
That is the club’s model.
It also looks like Celtic are quite
far down the road to sign a second
Japanese talent in Reo Hatate, who
can also play left-back.
Kyogo Furuhashi has done well
and Takehiro Tomiyasu is also doing
well at my other club, Arsenal, so it
is clear Japan is a developing market
for European teams.
If Celtic signed both Doig and
Hatate that would be the left-back
spot covered and you could push
Josip Jurnanovic across to the other
Hibs don’t have a legitimate case for a
50/50 ticket split for next month’s
Premier Sports Cup final at Hampden.
I would back them all the way if they
were selling out Easter Road every
week, but they aren’t.
You can’t just expect to turn up
because your team has reached a cup
final and expect to get a ticket when
you have hardly watched them.
Jack Ross is making progress but
how many sell-outs have they had?
If fans go every week then they
should be given priority. Celtic have a
bigger fan base and they should be
entitled to see their team.
And my stance would be the same if
Rangers were playing Hibs in the final.
flank to fight it out with Anthony
Ralston for a start.
I would also like to see another
left-sided central defender brought
in. The Celtic backline needs more
balance and maybe somebody who
is a bit more comfortable on the
Christopher Jullien is getting
close to fitness but nobody knows
how long it will take to get him up
Cameron Carter-Vickers, Stephen
Welsh and Carl Starfelt all need too
many touches before they get the
ball moving and it slows down
Celtic and their play.
That was the case in the Aberdeen
game with James McCarthy the
same again sitting in front of the
If Celtic can make those additions
then they would be in a place to
really kick on again.
They look good going forward
and I have been impressed with Joe
Hart in goal. I wasn’t sure when
they signed him but he has done
We are starting to talk about Hart
in the same sort of way as Fraser
Forster with the way he is playing.
Postecoglou is taking the team
and squad forward but he needs
more help behind him. There is still
no sporting or technical director to
take some of the load off him. Celtic
fans were promised that before a
manager and they are still waiting.
NEW CAPTAIN: Edwards
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 57
Mark respects skipper call
Mark Reynolds has accepted
his manager’s decision to strip him
of the Dundee United captaincy in
favour of Ryan Edwards.
Tam Courts made the call after
Reynolds lost his starting place.
Edwards, who will lead the team
out at Motherwell tonight, recently
signed a new deal and his manager
views him as the long-term leader
of his United team.
Courts said: “Mark Reynolds has
been a real source of support to me
and continues to be so.
“He hasn’t been playing
regularly in the team so the
captaincy for a few different
reasons has been passed around.
“I just thought it was a good
MOTH’WELL V DUNDEE UTD
7.45pm, SKY SPORTS
By Scott Burns
opportunity to make a statement in
terms of who I wanted to lead the
team moving forward.
“Ryan embodies what we stand
for in terms of his principles and
values. He has respect from the
senior players but also the way he
conducts himself around young
players and visitors to the club, he’s
a real ambassador and role model.”
Victory tonight would see United
move up to third, while fifth-placed
Motherwell will be looking to get
back on track following their 3-0
weekend loss at Dundee.
TO WRAP UP 2021
TO WRAP UP 2021
UKRAINE a tough tie
but we are up to it
I AM quite happy with Scotland getting Ukraine as our
World Cup play-off semi-final opponents.
I know a lot of fans were hoping for North Macedonia but
not being overwhelming favourites may suit us more. We
have home advantage but I would say it is a 50/50 tie.
The Ukrainians have some good players who are playing
at the top level, including the English Premier League, so
the game at Hampden will be a real tester.
But I like the way the draw has panned out.
I am not looking too far ahead but if Steve Clarke,
right, can negotiate this first hurdle then we would face
Austria or Wales.
Scotland beat Austria home and away in the qualifying
campaign and I would happily take Wales as well.
I know they have had the upper hand in our more recent
meetings but we are better than we were and that Welsh
team is not as good as it was.
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with growing concerns over new
coronavirus strains and more travel
restrictions being put in place.
Hatate is out of contract with Kawasaki
Frontale at the end of January and he
wants to join countryman Kyogo Furuhashi
Celtic have all but thrashed out terms
and are confident Kawasaki Frontale won’t
stand in the player’s way.
The Hoops also need to get their work
permit application and other paperwork
Hatate is a Japanese Under-23 cap and
can also play left wing-back or midfield.
The club have struggled at left-back with
Greg Taylor out injured and Boli Bolingoli
failing to win a reprieve. Postecoglou has
played right-footed Josip Juranovic out
of position on the left.
The arrival of Hatate should give
his side more balance.
Celtic are also keen on Yokohama
F Marinos striker Daizen Maeda, a
The 24-year-old played under
Postecoglou, above, in Japan and
it would take a £3million-plus bid
to get that deal over the line.
Celtic have been looking at
Shamrock Rovers attacker
Danny Mandroiu but Irish
sources believe that deal is
unlikely to happen in January.
FOOTBALL: CINCH PREMIERSHIP
REO iS NO FLASH
Takumi Horiike laughs out loud
as he recalls clashing with a
headstrong Reo Hatate when he
coached the Celtic transfer target
during his university days.
A former defender capped for
Japan 58 times, Horiike has been
coach and assistant professor at
Juntendo University, an hour
northeast of Tokyo, since 2015.
Hatate joined the following year
and soon made an impression, not
only for his skills and workrate but
also for his confidence and attitude.
“We were playing a friendly
against a J League team and Hatate
made a run down the wing and cut
in,” recalled Horiike.
“One of his senior team-mates was
running at goal and we were shouting
at him to square it. But he didn’t pass
and ended up shooting into the sidenetting
from a tight angle.”
Ignoring advice from a senior
player let alone a coach is rare in
By Gavin Blair
hierarchical Japan but Hatate went
one step further.
“Next thing, while the game is still
going on, he comes tearing up to the
bench, howling, ‘Am I not allowed to
shoot or what?’ at me, the coach, in
front of everyone,” added Horiike.
He had to give Hatate a dressing
down after the game and decided to
have a private chat with him about his
attitude at a restaurant.
Telling Hatate he wouldn’t be able
to pick him if he didn’t show more
respect, the coach was taken aback
when the player told him, “If that’s
the way it is, fine, don’t use me.”
The meeting was over in less than
five minutes but Horiike gave his
player time to cool down and sat
waiting in his car. It wasn’t long
before his phone rang and Hatate was
asking if they could talk again.
“This time we chatted for about
BIG GUNS KEPT APART IN FOURTH ROUND DRAW
Holders St Johnstone have been drawn
away to Kelty Hearts or Montrose in the
Scottish Cup fourth round.
Rangers, who last won the trophy in
2009, take on Stirling Albion at Ibrox.
Celtic, who have won the competition a
record 40 times, are away to Alloa.
Livingston v Ross County is
the only all-Premiership tie.
reward for stunning
Hamilton is a home tie
against Hearts. Clydebank,
who also play in the West of
Scotland Football League, will host Annan.
Ties will be played on the weekend of
Peterhead v East Kilbride
Clydebank v Annan Athletic
Banks O’Dee v Raith Rovers
Motherwell v Inverness CT or Morton
Kelty Hearts or Montrose v St Johnstone
Livingston v Ross County
Dumbarton v Dundee
Aberdeen v Edinburgh City
Rangers v Stirling Albion
Ayr United v St Mirren
Kilmarnock v Dundee United
Hibernian v Cove or Queen of the South
Partick Thistle v Airdrieonians
Auchinleck Talbot v Hearts
Alloa Athletic v Celtic
Arbroath v Brechin City or Darvel
FOOTBALL: CINCH PREMIERSHIP
Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021 59
two hours sitting in the car and
straightened things out,” says
Horiike. “There were a few incidents
with him but he learned and grew
from them. By the time he was in his
final years, he used to talk to the
younger players and give advice.”
Horiike believes that one of the
advantages of many Japanese players
going to university for four years
before turning pro is that it gives
them a chance to grow up, while also
getting an education in case their
football career doesn’t pan out. His
two sons both played football for
Juntendo University and the older
one is now a TV commentator.
Hatate, 24, has sporting blood in
his veins and his father Koji was a
professional baseball player.
But for Hatate junior, it was always
going to be football and he has
dreamed of playing overseas since he
was at Shizuoka Gakuen, a football
powerhouse that won the national
high school football championship
“His school is known for good
technical players, comfortable with
the ball at their feet,” says Horiike.
“But as well as solid technique, the
physical side of his game has always
been strong, plus he has speed.”
Versatility is his other great
strength and Hatate has played as a
striker, centre-half, left-back and
defensive midfielder at various stages
for his university, Kawasaki Frontale
and the Japan Olympic team.
Despite Hatate’s occasional
temperamental lapse, he always put
in the effort in training, according to
Horiike, who remembers having to
order him off the ground when he
stayed behind practising by himself
for too long.
Hatate is believed to be out of
contract in January and Celtic could
recruit him as a free agent if they win
the race for his signature.
By Andy Newport
FASHION SAKALA has had the
Rangers’ fans Waka Waka chant
playing in his head for weeks.
But right now a revenge
mission on Hibs is occupying his
every waking thought.
The Gers faithful have taken to
the Zambian striker big time and
have even come up with a song
to honour him, adapting
Shakira’s chart-topping anthem
for the 2010 World Cup to belt
out, “He comes from Zambia”
instead of “This time for Africa”.
Sakala admits the tune has
been stuck in his brain since the
fans launched into it on the back
of his hat-trick against
Motherwell in October.
But memories of last week’s
Hampden horror show against
Jack Ross’ side in the Premier
Sports Cup semi-final have
proved just as stubborn.
Martin Boyle’s hat-trick
robbed Gers of another chance
to end their decade-long wait for
a cup triumph.
Sakala is determined to strike
a blow back as the league leaders
head to Leith tomorrow night.
He said: “In games like this,
it’s all about revenge. What they
did to us last week was very bad
and we have to react.
“This is the time for us to
react. It’s a very important game.
The league table is very tight and
we have to keep picking up
Sakala going crazy
for Gers fans’ Waka
Waka tribute chant
points, winning. We are very
confident and excited for the
game on Wednesday.
“It’s a very big motivation to
see how fans react when I’m
going to get on the pitch. I really
appreciate the support I’m
getting from the fans. I always
sing it when I’m alone!”
Sakala had the travelling Gers
choir singing proudly again on
Sunday as he climbed off the
bench to grab the goal which
handed Giovanni van
Bronckhorst his first Premiership
win away to Livingston.
It was the perfect way to
impress the Dutchman, as he
leapt high to head home the
champions’ third goal.
The arrival of a new manager
can be a time of uncertainty for
players as they race to get to
grips with an unfamiliar regime
ahead of their rivals.
But Sakala reckons the
transition from Steven Gerrard’s
tenure has been seamless. He
Gio ditches Defoe
from coaching staff
said: “It’s always a big
motivation and a good feeling for
a striker to score.
“I thank God that things are
going well, exactly the way I
want things to be. I’m very
“Have I noticed any difference
in the training since the new
manager came in? Not really,
honestly. Everything is still the
same. You know, he is a different
coach and every coach has
different styles of training. But
it’s not a big change.
“Everything is going almost
the same and I haven’t seen a big
change for now.”
Sakala has taken his time
settling into life in Scotland but
now has five goals for the season.
And he now hopes to light up
the path to another title for Gers.
He said: “Signing for Rangers
has had a very big impact on my
career. I can tell there is a very
big difference the way I was in
Belgium or my previous clubs.”
FROM BACK PAGE
given him a late cameo run out in the
3-1 win over Livi.
Van Bronckhorst, right, said:
“Jermain’s been really good. When I
came here he was part of the
coaching staff but also a player.
“He’s also busy with his training
badges, which is really good as we’ve
already started thinking about team
processes and tactical possibilities.
“But for now Jermain is still a
player and we’ll use him only as a
player. The quality that he has is
sometimes needed in games.
“Kemar Roofe has been out for the
last two games. Jermain couldn’t
play in Europe because he wasn’t
eligible but I think he can still have
an important role this season.”
Roofe is set to return to the Ibrox
squad for Gers’ trip to Easter Road
tomorrow night. And van
Bronckhorst hopes he will soon be
welcoming Filip Helander back too.
The Swedish defender hasn’t
featured since undergoing knee
surgery back in September.
Van Bronckhorst said: “Filip is
outside on the pitch again, so we
have to slowly bring him back to
fitness levels required to play games.
“Hopefully, we expect him to take
part in training this month.
“He’s been an important player for
the team and with him being fit I
have more options for the back.”
Left-back Calvin Bassey filled in
with aplomb in the heart of defence
alongside Connor Goldson against
Sparta Prague and Livi.
Van Bronckhorst said: “I’ve been
really impressed. Normally he plays
left-back but doesn’t have much
experience at centre-back.
“So I’m really happy with his
60 Daily Express Tuesday, November 30, 2021
UNITED CHIEF RAGES AT SMEAR CAMPAIGN
DUNDEE United sporting By Scott Burns
revamping the museum and defamation of my character to
director Tony Asghar has
improving it, while Asgar is continue, it is untrue.
denied claims he has shown a Walter Smith’s memorial last adamant the club’s former “It was claimed that I do not
lack of respect to club legends. Friday.
players have been shown the respect the club legends and
John Reilly – a member of That’s on the back of reports respect they deserve. do not acknowledge them, this
the league-winning squad in the club’s museum were giving Asghar, left, said: “I refer is completely false.
season 1982/83 – took to prized possessions back to old to personal allegations made “I not only have the utmost
social media to have a pop at players and that staff involved by an ex-Dundee United player respect for them but also fully
scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/sport Asghar for allegedly ignoring were leaving the project. via social media relating to
former Tannadice stars at United claim they are myself. I cannot allow this TURN TO PAGE 55
will only be
used as a
Hoops want Hatate
for New Year derby
By Scott Burns
CELTIC are trying to push through a deal to
sign Reo Hatate in time for a potential Old Firm
derby debut against Rangers on January 2.
The 24-year-old, right, from Japan is
the man Ange Postecoglou believes will
solve his left-back issues and the
club are hell-bent on fast-tracking
Celtic are looking to act quickly
TURN TO PAGE 58
CHARLIE NICHOLAS COLUMN: P56-57
New Ibrox manager tells veteran he
won’t keep him on his coaching staff
NEW Rangers manager
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has
dumped Jermain Defoe from
his backroom team.
Former boss Steven Gerrard
handed his old England teammate
a coaching job to go with
his first-team duties when the
veteran striker signed a new
one-year deal in the summer.
Yet before Sunday’s win at
Livingston, the 39-year-old had
only appeared on a team-sheet
By Andy Newport
once this season. Eyebrows
were also raised when Defoe
was allowed to skip Rangers’
Premiership trip to St Mirren in
October so that he could appear
as a pundit for Sky Sports’
coverage of a Premier League
clash involving former sides
Tottenham and West Ham.
Gerrard had aimed to use
Defoe’s expertise to bring the
best out of the club’s frontmen TURN TO PAGE 59
but successor van Bronckhorst
has brought in Holland legend
Roy Makaay to do that job, with
former Ajax youth expert Dave
Vos, Yori Bosschaart and Arno
Phillps making up the rest of his
Now the Dutchman has
decided Defoe is not required
on his coaching staff.
However, he is keen to get the
striker more involved having
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blank squares in the direction indicated by the arrows.
J N P Y X V R V W U Q L G R R
S Y E Q I R T N A H C R E M R
C L P H Y S I C I A N Q X N K
U T G Q F M A N C I P L E P N
R T B S L D I W D E A V U X S
W G S R E L L I M Y A N C J N
P R I O R E S S B M N O H K I
J T K U H M P A R D O N E R L
S K L V K J P Y T K R S S Q K
E Q L E X W A K H K D A H V N
H R U I G R R R G M N X I Z A
W H E I F D S E I S N O P R R
L J N E R Z O L N H F O M Y F
V R C S V E N C K Y C N A T X
Q I W I F E O F B A T H N T W
THE CANTERBURY TALES
Find all the terms listed below in the grid.
CLERK ● COOK ● FRANKLIN ● FRIAR ● HOST
KNIGHT ● MANCIPLE ● MERCHANT ● MILLER
MONK ● PARDONER ● PARSON
PHYSICIAN ● PRIORESS ● REEVE ● SHIPMAN
SQUIRE ● WIFE OF BATH
the top of
Sign of the
Liquid fuel Betrayal of
Of the ear
Had a go
Across: 1 Kill;
8 Improbable; 9 Contrite;
10 Arid; 12 Gamble;
14 Tramps; 15 Give up;
17 Intact; 18 Onus;
19 Imperial; 21 Stentorian;
Down: 2 Innovation;
3 List; 4 Sprite; 5 Potent;
6 Cataract; 7 Send;
11 Impeccable; 13 Blessing;
16 Poison; 17 Impair;
18 Oust; 20 Rant.
elemi elite impel IMPLEMENT
inlet lent lien lime limp limpet
line lint lite melt mile milt peel
pelmet pelt pile temple tile
G G F Z G L F R Z F D Y G L M
I E S U O M A T S A R K V I D
P P C G F B M R Y Q B A B A R
A Q T L P R U Z R G G P R Y K
P S C C B J J G A T O A P Z D
P U P E S A W R S P E O H B H
E C N D U S F X E B O W Y U E
P N R Y P I J Y I N U R G C L
T E P U E I E G S B R N L P M
O F M L R H O N J E I H N F E
P E D S T Y J B J P S P V Y R
C W I L E E C O Y O T E V G F
A M J G D S C O O B Y D O O U
T X R K W X I E I X C Z C G D
F Y A O J U U P P N S U V W D
Across: Jerk, Zeppelin,
Almanac, Troll, Ounce, Profit,
Secede, Gargle, Evolve, Budge
(clue), Unlit, Equator, Flywheel,
Down: Jealousy, Duff, Roman,
Cavalry, Indeed, Latch, Except,
Severe, Patio, Arbour, Looking,
Ditto, Null, Research.
U A P M S D
G L O V E R E R A T O
N O O H M L M
T A N N E D O K A P I
E D U G O M A N
A C E T I C A R I S E
A I C E A G E S E W W
T R E A T H E A D E R D A N
R M F A N O J U D I
D Y N A M O D A L L Y B C
C U R R I A L T O B A S H
R O D I N S I S P R I T E
T E A S A V E E R A A
A I N T R O V E R T
J O L T C O X A
T A P A C E C A R
H O L M E S E X E R T
M I R K E D P E A
T E N N I S S A T A N
Black squares: 1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17,
18, 25, 31, 33, 39, 40.
Across: Straight, Away, Eczema,
Swarm, Mantra, Pokier, Nor, Slyest,
Oodles, Beefy, Amoeba, Axis, Appeased.
Down: Squawk, Downfall, Ova, Says,
Tweeze, Relaxant, Bake, Item, Projects,
Zonked, Yard, The, Ejecting, Quaver.
2 1 7
4 9 8
6 5 3
9 6 1
7 4 2
3 8 5
8 3 6
5 2 9
1 7 4
3 6 5 8 9 4
2 7 1 5 6 3
9 8 4 1 2 7
7 3 8 4 5 2
5 1 6 3 8 9
4 2 9 7 1 6
1 9 7 2 4 5
8 4 3 6 7 1
6 5 2 9 3 8
1 3 9
8 6 7
4 2 5
9 4 6
5 1 8
2 7 3
3 9 2
7 8 1
6 5 4
7 4 2 5 8 6
5 3 9 1 4 2
8 1 6 7 9 3
2 5 1 3 7 8
6 7 3 9 2 4
4 9 8 6 1 5
1 6 4 8 5 7
3 2 5 4 6 9
9 8 7 2 3 1
6 1 7
8 9 5
4 3 2
2 6 9
7 5 3
1 8 4
9 4 1
5 2 8
3 7 6
3 2 8
1 4 7
9 6 5
8 5 1
6 9 4
2 7 3
7 8 6
4 3 9
5 1 2
4 9 5
2 3 6
8 1 7
7 4 3
1 2 8
5 6 9
3 5 2
6 7 1
9 8 4
Hut, Thug, Ought, Trough,
Tough, Gout, Tug
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crusader prize crossword
1 Huge amount missing –
one working invoice (4)
3 Note currency finding a
method easily (3,3,4)
9 Group ready to get
10 Pirate grew excited,
finding treatment for
11 Bouncers dine, finding
quick exit (7,4)
15 Stop woman getting key
for song (9)
17 Chosen European tile
18 Searches for
19 Teaching trout to
manoeuvre small joint (9)
20 Adjusting coiffures, having
laugh when it’s time to
24 Surely, moon changes in a
huge way (10)
25 The Romans’ champion (4)
26 Judging engineers,
27 Notice last character with
1 Demand wager outside – fun
and sport (10)
2 Somewhere to change for
rugby player, or more
4 Clothes line is more
reasonable, but not
5 Begrudge apt arrangement
starting now (2,7)
6 Astronaut’s final aim is
7 Accompanying comedian to
8 Story was variable, and ran
12 Rants about previous
electrical device (11)
13 Eternally missing tip (7,3)
14 Set open ant to make
lunchtime, maybe (3,4,3)
16 Sharp, possibly, no longer
having strain (3,2,4)
21 Mark is cool about knight (5)
22 Flier right to have a drink (4)
23 Liberal fool makes some
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
15 16 17
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN
Read down the letters in the highlighted
squares to reveal the mystery word.
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 30, PO Box 12578, Sutton Coldfield B73 9BT. Entries must
be postmarked by December 1 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 December 7. The Editor’s decision is final.
LAST FRIDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS: 1 Field event, 6 Farm, 10 Right on, 11 Special,
12 Doorplate, 13 Oasis, 14 Pesto, 15 Eightsome, 17 Ladies’ man,
20 Model, 21 Tempt, 23 Detonated, 25 Curious, 26 Antigen,
27 Lute, 28 Engendered. DOWN: 1 Farad, 2 Engrossed, 3 Data
protection, 4 Vantage, 5 Nest egg, 7 Adios, 8 Mild steel,
9 Decontaminated, 14 Political, 16 Old stager, 18 Madison,
19 Nitrate, 22 Merit, 24 Dined. Prizeword: Realise
P T A
E G I
N A D
HOW many words of four letters or
more can you make from the letters
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.
Good 22; very good 33; excellent 44
(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.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
3 1 0 5 1 2 2 0 4 2
1 x Battleship
2 x Cruiser
3 x Destroyer
4 x Submarine
Call 0907 181 2585
for today’s Target solution
*Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone
company’s network access charge.
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.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
21 22 23 24
Extra letter clues
0907 181 2560
(Deduct three minutes for
each extra clue letter heard)
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
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Y ■ C
1 1 2
3 3 4
3 4 4
1 2 4
14 15 16 17 18 19
34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Place the tiles into
the grid so that
numbers and four
appear in each row
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: 7/10; TARGET: 24 mins; Clue: Am stuck in outhouse and disgraced.
21 14 16 3 25 14 1 23 25 1 5 18
22 8 14 26 25 12 25
21 11 21 17 18 15 3 6 6 25 14 1
13 2 12 11 6 13 21
8 21 12 7 3 12 21 19 23 2 25 12
18 19 18 15 17
16 5 2 13 21 19 5 21 12 21 18 26
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18T
17 12 8 10 15
4 26 12 13 23 2 15 3 11 26 3 16
12 26 23 1 21 12 17
21 13 15 2 12 1 26 2 4 2 12 21
17 2 2 19 18 18 14
9 25 18 18 24 2 17 5 25 21 20 21
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 = 14; Intermediate = 331; Advanced = 294.
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Each clue is the answer word with the vowels removed. For example, a clue PL (4) might lead to Plea, Pile, Peal,
Opal etc but not Loop or Lope. You’ll have to work out which option fits with its neighbours to complete the grid.
Solutions at the end
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The rules for Su-doku couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is fill
the empty squares so that each row, column and 3x3 block
contains all the numbers 1 to 9.
Solutions at the end
12 13 14
17 18 19 20
1 TMT (8)
6 GNT (4)
8 VT (4)
9 NGLR (7)
10 RLY (5)
11 TNG (6)
12 FRTR (4-5)
17 SCNC (6)
19 SPC (5)
2 NVN (6)
3 DR (5)
4 NLYS (7)
5 GL (5)
6 GLFT (4,3)
7 PRNS (6)
13 GNS (7)
14 BSNC (7)
15 CTL (6)
4 2 5
21 TPN (7)
22 NC (4)
16 BCN (6)
O B E D I E N T
23 PLS (4) 18 CHD (5)
C O R N R
24 MRGNG (8) 20 LNG (5)
A P P L I A N C E
Double O Jigword L O
LTD IM E NE
PO T B UE D NI E N
B E D I 2E N6
A R M A
DI IVN LE CL RO
DO I SR C N
9 8 4
Arrange these crossword fragments to create two completed symmetrical crosswords in the grids below. O R N R
Solutions at the end
A PN P LB E
EI AN IN CA ET EP P L I HA N
P L I A N C E 6
DO I E N T T E SU IT RN
A B LP E U
O B E D I N 5 1 9
PE PD P
P U N
I V I
R M NA R H I V E D I S C E RD C O R N 6
R M A
L L O
V E D I S C
E I T N
IN A N C E
A P L
A N C E
S E A R
N B N E
I T 8 H 3 7
PA N U D E S I R B DL E
S I R A B
A N P
AP P N
A A N
BD AI NE N PT
BO EP DP IY
E N T S I R A B L E
D I S C R T I I R T I 5
H I V H I
I S C
D I S C
R M A
O L M E
M O R H
M NC O OR RH
N T I I R
N A C O N D A
N A C O N D 3 4 1
E I T
E A P E
A R M
P L P
M A D I L L O
E A P S E A R
HI EA AN AP CP SE
P LE IA AR
N C E A C O D A
N B N
R B L E
N A A
N AD AS D
LP AN E
BU TA L
OA P P N Y
N P O P P Y
IT A IL E RM A
T A LR E MT A
P O P P Y
TV IE S
TD I I
HL SIE RC
VM EA HT DE
O R H
OS N DS A P
S SA N PA C
A R M A D
AT ES N
EA T S
A P S E A R
D E S
A B LN
A A N
T A O
T RM TA A
HT IE E
M IA S
A L E M A T E
A N A C
PS A A
NP D AS
S S P S
N A A N
S T A L E M A T E
S S P S
9 8 2 6
6 5 3
1 6 5
Solutions at the end
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Big X Su-doku
The rules for Big X Su-doku vary only slightly from the standard su-doku rules. The 9x9 su-doku at the centre of the X shares four of
its 3x3 boxes with those of the outer su-doku. None of the 9x9 su-dokus can be solved individually, you must cross-reference
between the intersecting grids. Solutions at the end
8 9 4 5
5 6 9 1
9 1 3
7 1 9
8 4 5
2 3 4
9 3 1
7 5 9
4 2 6
4 3 6
3 8 1 5
9 7 8
7 8 2
4 8 1
4 3 2
All the solutions read
their numbers. The
solution to clue
number 1 starts from
the given letter.
2 Most aged
3 African fly
5 Air spirits
8 Pet rodent
10 Korean dish
12 Go back on
3 1 2 7
4 8 1 6
5 7 6
9 2 4
7 5 8
3 8 2
8 2 6 1
2 1 5
9 5 1
8 3 7
6 3 4
You have 10 mins to find as many words as
possible using the letters in the wheel. Each
must use the hub letter and at least 3 others.
Letters may be used only once. You cannot use
plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is
at least one 9-letter word to be found.
Solutions at the end
How you rate:
10 words, average; 15 words, good; 20 words,
very good; 25 or more, excellent.
ART & LITERATURE
1 Which Irish novelist wrote Ulysses?
2 Which English novelist wrote Lucky Jim?
3 Who wrote Pride and Prejudice?
4 Which Irish dramatist wrote Waiting for
5 Claude Monet was a pioneer of which painting
6 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats is based
on a book by which poet?
7 Of which country is Alberta a province?
8 Which small sovereign state is located within
9 Of which country is Bucharest capital?
10 In which European city is the gondola a form
11 In which country is the Dordogne river?
12 What is the largest of the Balearic Islands?
13 What sort of creature is a kite?
14 In which country are giant pandas found in
15 What sort of creature is a marmoset?
16 What sort of creature is a gudgeon?
17 Jackals are closely related to which domestic
18 If a lion has a mane, is it male or female?
SPORT & LEISURE
19 Which former England cricket captain played
for Somerset from 1973-1986?
20 How many players are there on each side in
Australian Rules Football?
21 Which official body in the UK sets and
maintains the standards for over 100
recognised breeds of dogs?
22 In fencing, what is the marked-out area on
which the competition is fought called?
23 First held in 1776, which is the oldest English
classic horse race?
24 Who was the men’s 100m gold medallist in the
1992 Barcelona Olympics?
25 From which country is popular pub
26 A madrigal is a secular form of what?
27 The American presidents Theodore and
Franklin D shared which surname?
28 Which conservative politician wrote First
29 Laissez-faire is a theory from which academic
30 Which mythological winged horse sprang from
the blood of Medusa?
Solutions at the end
Solutions at the end
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Beginning with the top highlighted letter, follow a continuous path of words
associated with the given subject. The trail goes through each letter once,
twisting up, down and sideways, but never diagonally.
Solutions at the end
T O W N S T I E T E A N T N N
H N M A E D G P T R P E H I I
E S T E L A O F C A O J N W E
W E H N I M H T L E L L A H T
O T W I E N E D B U O Y M E P
R S C T D G T U M P D P T O O
O T H P R A E E S T R O S H T
C S P I S C R C E H E M L E H
K G P I E A M U R H E P I G E
I NOL LAEBGSEPROB
N G O P T H W E L E H T R E R
OHP E HNMHAR L L OWS
P O N I R O A T Y B I T A D M
OOHGDONWHF FHE LA
NMT I NOGOL AURG I T
Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter.
Solve the clues and insert the letters in the
appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all
3724 gives a Mexican dish
379761 gives a Mexican dish
37578 gives Spanish snacks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
732652 gives an English painter
429456 gives an English poet
1558 gives an English prime minister
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Draw 3 straight
lines to make 5
must be drawn from
dot to dot, either
one dot or none at
all. Valid triangles
must not contain
every line segment
must form part of a
Draw a continuous loop in the grid so that the
number in each circle corresponds to the
number of adjacent squares containing turns
in the loop. Part of the loop has been drawn
to get you started. Solutions at the end
0 1 3
2 4 3
The arrows show the direction in which the answer to each clue should be placed.
Solutions at the end
In the air
Salvages Abodes Banned
Unwell Tack Notices
Celebrity Number Rage
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Spot the difference
Can you find six differences between the two pictures below?
Solutions at the end
The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending
with the letter D in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1,
the letters in the outer ring will spell out the name of a late
British actress. Solutions at the end
3 Took one’s ease
5 Was jealous of
8 A countless number of
9 Be numerous
11 University city
12 Water nymph
Solve our ten-letter anagram. Solutions at the end
M U N I C H V I S A
There are no clues to this word
puzzle other than the number of
squares in the grid and the length
of the words or phrases. Can you
place all the words in the grid?
Solutions at the end
Fill in the grid using anagrams of the listed words. There may
be more than one option for each word.
Solutions at the end
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
18 19 20
9 OBOE (WIND)
12 MY TIN
14 ITS SERVER
18 IT’S MY
22 A HAG
23 IT IS A CUT
24 NICE DAY
25 TO SPY
2 A TALON
6 I INFUSE
8 IT’D VEER
13 A VETOER
15 AREN’T IN
17 I MOULT
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Can you tackle this tricky set of logical posers, fiendish word
games and mathematical mysteries?
Solutions at the end
1 Tim gave a gift to Ted, who
gave either the coat or cap.
The clogs were not given to
Tim or to Tia, she gave either
the cape or cap. Each gift was
given to charity and then
rebought. Tom rebought the
item received by Ted, who
rebought the one Tia
received. If Tim did not rebuy
the cape and Tom gave the
item that Tia rebought, what
was each person given?
2 Which two words meaning
‘tiny’ and ‘mater’ combine
into one meaning ‘least’?
3 Find the celestial objects in
these anagrams: a) Steel Tail,
b) Idea Rots, c) Online Tramp.
4 Bob will pay out the jackpot
if Mike can roll two sixes or
get five heads in a row. Mike
has a weighted die that
comes up as a six one fifth of
the time and a weighted coin
that comes up heads 52% of
the time. Which should he try
5 A half of a quarter of a fifth
of a number is three more
than a half of a fifth of a
seventh of the same number.
What is that number?
Scribble pad ✍
4 8 9 1
7 2 3 5
Fill in the rows, columns and boxes with the numbers 1
to 9 without the same number appearing twice in any
row, column or box.
Solutions at the end
9 16 9 9 11 8
16 7 15 12 10 12
12 17 15
3 11 9
Fill in the white squares with the numbers 1 to 9. Each
horizontal block of squares must add up to the number
in the shaded square to its left, and each vertical block
must add up to the number in the shaded square above
it. No number may be used more than once in any one
block. Solutions at the end
Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between
adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any
direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet
(except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this
Solutions at the end
Killer Su-doku is based on the traditional grid and
every column, every row and every 3x3 box must
contain the digits 1 to 9. But the dotted squares must
be filled with numbers that add up to that in the
left corner. Solutions at the end
with a letter so
that the letters
circle can be
names or terms
on a common
What are the
and the letter
Solutions at the
17 10 10
9 8 16 12
7 15 8 12
25 16 11 13
12 8 14
12 18 5 19
6 8 12 11
11 8 10
Insert the numbers one to five in each row and each
column, making sure that no number is repeated. The
only symbols to guide you are the “greater than” (>) and
“less than” (<) signs. Solutions at the end
Cross out one of the two letters in each
divided square to reveal a completed
crossword grid. Solutions at the end
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Using the grid below, can you match each of the volcanoes to
its height and location? Solutions at the end
Juanita has been assigned a
project for her geography
coursework. She needs to
analyse data relating to five
volcanoes across the globe.
She is comparing the data
sets to determine if there is a
connection between the
height, location and last
Mount Ignis was the most
recent of the five to erupt,
and is shorter than both of
the Asian volcanoes.
The Icelandic volcano last
erupted ten years after the
volcano that has a height of
The volcano that last
erupted in 1944 is not the
tallest of the five, nor is it
From the descriptions of the
volcanoes, can you help
Juanita finish her project by
matching each volcano to its
Mt St Hildas
Mount St Hildas, which is
located in Indonesia, is 500
metres shorter than the
volcano that last erupted in
Mount Hephaestus is higher
than the mountain located in
The New Zealand volcano
Juanita is studying is either
Mount Baji or the volcano
that last erupted in 1895.
Starting from 1, fill in the grid clockwise with
four-letter words. The last letter of each word
becomes the first letter of the next to reveal a
hidden word. Solutions at the end
1 2 3
8 11 4
1 Unwelcome plant
2 Money, slang
3 German man
6 New Zealand bird
7 Skin irritation
7 6 5
Keyword clue: Girl’s name
9 Opposite of push
13 Restaurant cook
16 Castle surround
Find where the fleet of ships shown are 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.
Solutions at the end
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
1 x Battleship
3 x Destroyer
2 x Cruiser
4 x Submarine
In this completed crossword puzzle, each letter has been replaced
with a number. Three letters have been given to start you off, so write
these letters wherever their numbers appear in the grid. The
completed grid will include all letters of the alphabet. Remember,
none of the answers are proper nouns. Solutions at the end
5 21 22 22 11 4 22 24 18 11 22
24 4 17 11 1
18 24 13 23 3 24 12 21 24 7 9
B I G
11 8 13 2 7
2 6 11 24 8 23 9 2 11 1 16
16 14 10 20 1
13 2 7 4 11 8 21 17 21 2 13
8 17 8 4 14
12 17 3 1 24 8 10 13 8 17 11
4 9 13 21 6
11 26 21 24 20 23 11 8 7 19 8
2 20 8 11 17
25 15 24 10 15 9 11 1 1 17 25
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
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Which of the shapes A-D
is an exact mirror image
of the original?
All of the listed numbers fit
into the grid and there’s only
one way to do it. One
number has been provided
to get you started.
3 4 5 6 6 0 0 5
J F S R H F S U
T O E L A P E C O N O M I C A L
A W A Y A S S U R I T A N
P R E M I E R C A S A B L A N C A
L Y N X S U R E I L L E
M E L G A T H E R S D I N N S
P E G L E A S E E D U C A T E
P E R S T A R S E V E N I R E
E Y E S L E E T E N A B L E S
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
K N U C K L E B E A M B R I G
O A U H R A E N
I M A G E D O A S I S R A G E
A E I M A T S R
O D D A C C E N T H E E L E D
I B R S Z E R D
E C T O M O R P H B A C K L I T
R U U S D E
R E P E L S N A P E O P I N E
N L R B O T
T R I G L Y C E R I D E L U S H
O H P N E E
A L C O V E I K F A C T O R
S D L L A P
S H O T G L O B E T R O T T E R
A L E G E R
V I N Y L B U M P S A N D A L
R L E A U E
A D M I R A L M I D S T R E A M
R M V B N C D N
T E E P E E E C L A I R A T E
S E N A E T S E
A S E A D U C K S A S C E N T
E C E O S T A N
A R C H R I N G B E S M E A R
1 Weed, 2 Dosh, 3 Herr, 4 Room, 5 Meek,
6 Kiwi, 7 Itch, 8 Heap, 9 Pull, 10 Late, 11 Erse,
12 Epic, 13 Chef, 14 Flaw, 15 Whim, 16 Moat.
1=L, 2=S, 3=B, 4=R, 5=J, 6=K, 7=T, 8=N, 9=Y,
10=C, 11=E, 12=G, 13=A, 14=X, 15=H, 16=F, 17=O,
18=V, 19=Z, 20=P, 21=U, 22=D, 23=M, 24=I,
BIG X SUDOKU
1 8 6 3 9 7 4 2 5
4 9 7 5 2 1 3 6 8
3 5 2 4 6 8 9 7 1
9 4 1 6 5 2 8 3 7
6 2 5 7 8 3 1 9 4
8 7 3 9 1 4 2 5 6
7 1 9 2 4 5 6 8 3
2 3 4 8 7 6 5 1 9
6 8 3 1 5 2 5 1 9 6 7 4 5 6 8 1 3 9 7 4 2 3 8 9 1 8 6
4 7 9
8 3 2
5 6 1
3 5 1 4 6 8 2 9 7
9 2 6 5 1 7 3 4 8
4 7 8 9 2 3 1 5 6
9 5 3 4 8 1 2 6 7 8 4 5 9 1 3 5 4 8 7 2 6
7 6 8 5 2 9 1 3 4 2 9 6 7 8 5 9 6 2 1 3 4
4 1 2 7 3 6 8 9 5 7 3 1 6 2 4 7 3 1 5 9 8
5 9 7 2 4 8 3 1 6 3 6 8 1 2 9 4 7 5
3 8 1 6 5 7 9 4 2 5 4 9 3 8 7 2 6 1
6 2 4 1 9 3 7 5 8 2 7 1 4 5 6 9 8 3
1 7 9 8 6 4 5 2 3 4 9 6 8 7 5 3 1 2
2 3 6 9 7 5 4 8 1 8 3 7 2 1 4 6 5 9
8 4 5 3 1 2 6 7 9 1 5 2 6 9 3 8 4 7
Mt St Hildas
The letter represented by the question mark
is T. Stilton, Emmental, ricotta, all cheeses.
A U T O M A T G N A T
T O A N G U A R
A R A T N G
A T A C U T O P A N O N C E M E R G N G
E N D N A O P
V E L V U L L F O
E L Y E I N S E S
F I R E E E R
A G B B
S C E N I C S P E
T E H E L A
A U D C N O
P L U S I DOUBLE JIGWORD
O L M E
A R M A D I L L O
N B N E
B A N P O P P Y
M O R H
H E A P S E A R
N A A N
S T A L E M A T E
S S P S
O B E D I E N T
C O R N R
A P P L I A N C E
T P U N
H I V E D I S C
E I T H
D E S I R A B L E
R T I I R
A N A C O N D A
SUDOKU: EASY SUDOKU: MEDIUM SUDOKU: HARD
The Snowman, Stig of the Dump, Double
Act, Peter Pan, The Jolly Postman, Winniethe-Pooh,
The Borrowers, Matilda, The
Gruffalo, Why the Whales Came, Burglar
Bill, The Sheep-Pig, Elmer, The Secret
Garden, Madeline, The Worst Witch, Pippi
Longstocking, Hop on Pop, The Iron Man,
1 Tom cap, Tim cape, Tia coat, Ted clogs.
2 Mini-mum. 3 a) Satellite, b) Asteroid, c)
Minor planet. 4 The die, with a 4% chance of
winning, more than the coin at roughly 3.8%.
5 Two hundred and eighty
1 Melted, 2 Around, 3 Rested, 4 Ground,
5 Envied, 6 Raided, 7 Yelled, 8 Myriad,
9 Abound, 10 Sordid, 11 Oxford, 12 Nereid.
Across: 1 Karst, 4 Trounce, 9 Woodbine,
10 Idol, 11 Caterer, 12 Minty, 14 Reservist,
18 Misty, 19 Griddle, 22 Agha, 23 Autistic,
24 Cyanide, 25 Typos.
Down: 2 Atonal, 3 Sedge, 5 Reel,
6 Unifies, 7 Clouts, 8 Riveted, 13 Overate,
15 Entrain, 16 Singly, 17 Ultimo, 20 Dusty,
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
1 James Joyce, 2 Kingsley Amis, 3 Jane
Austen, 4 Samuel Beckett,
5 Impressionism, 6 T.S. Eliot, 7 Canada,
8 Monaco, 9 Romania, 10 Venice,
11 France, 12 Majorca, 13 A bird, 14 China,
15 A monkey, 16 A fish, 17 Dogs, 18 Male,
19 Ian Botham, 20 Eighteen, 21 The
Kennel Club, 22 The piste, 23 The St.
Leger, 24 Linford Christie, 25 Japan,
26 Song, 27 Roosevelt, 28 Jeffrey
Archer, 29 Economics, 30 Pegasus.
1 Clover, 2 Oldest, 3 Tsetse, 4 Strays,
5 Sylphs, 6 Parish, 7 Single, 8 Gerbil,
9 Bikini, 10 Kimchi, 11 Clench, 12 Renege.
0 1 3
3 1 5 4 2
5 2 1 3 4
1 5 4 2 3
2 4 3 1 5
4 3 2 5 1
6 2 4 8 9 1 7 5 3
7 3 8 4 5 6 1 2 9
1 5 9 3 6 2 8 4 7
2 1 5 9 3 4 6 7 8
9 4 7 2 1 8 3 6 5
8 6 3 1 7 5 2 9 4
3 8 6 5 4 7 9 1 2
5 7 2 6 8 9 4 3 1
4 9 1 7 2 3 5 8 6
KAKURO KILLER SU-DOKU
7 1 3
1 4 9
5 7 6
3 4 6
2 8 5
1 3 7
6 5 2
5 6 9
8 2 3
7 1 4
6 4 9
8 3 7
9 1 4
1 3 9
6 4 1
7 9 3
9 3 5
8 7 4
1 4 9
5 8 2
7 9 8
4 5 1
6 2 3
2 5 6
9 7 3
6 2 8
8 3 4 1 3 7
7 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 1 2 0
9 4 3
8 7 6 7 3 4 5 6 6 0 0 5
9 6 4 7 5 6 5 4 5 6 4 0
A D O T
7 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 9 3 2
9 0 3
U I A K
6 4 9 8 8 6 0 8 1 3 3 5
4 5 2 8
9 5 6 7 8 9 5 4 8 6 5 6