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IAN BIRRELL
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happened
to the
beautiful
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MONDAY
4 DECEMBER 2017
Number 2,193
News.co.uk
ARTS
A very modern
Mowgli
P17
Pensioners
face poverty
time bomb
» One in five people living in Britain now
struggling to make ends meet
» Children and retired people hit hardest,
with 700,000 more in crisis, report shows
» Charity warns that housing shortage spells
trouble for future generations of pensioners
REPORT AND ANALYSIS, PAGE 7
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PLUS TV
P28
Air Farce One
Fast food,
f-word rants
and trouser
presses all in a
day’s work for
Trump’s aides
I TWO PAGES OF PUZZLES
MOTORING
Could you pass the
new driving test? P25
P13
P44
No May, no Brexit Hunt
defends PM as talks
hang in the balance P8
I MEDIA
P41
MYANMAR
On the road with the
Rohingya girls P26
I 10 BEST CHRISTMAS JUMPERS
P35
The
News
Matrix
EDUCATION
The actor
Kit Harington
has won what
embarrassing
award?
See p.21
The day at
a glance
MENTAL HEALTH
MONDAY
4
DECEMBER
Quote of the day
GEORGE
BERNARD SHAW
Birthdays
The Wizard of New
Zealand, educator, 85; Jeff
Bridges, actor, 68; Jay-Z,
rapper, 48; Tyra Banks
(below), model/presenter,
44; Philip Hammond,
politician, 62
Anniversaries
Wed 4 December 1991
Hezbollah militants in
Lebanon release the
kidnapped US journalist
Terry Anderson after
2,454 days in captivity.
The chief Middle East
correspondent for the
Associated Press had been
kidnapped in March 1985.
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TANZANIA
UKRAINE
EU parliament ‘will
not go to Brussels’
Ex-president calls
for ‘protest camp’
Woman arrested
over gay kiss video
Children and young people in
England are to be able to access
mental health support at school
or college under plans to improve
services. The proposals include
a four-week waiting time for
youngsters needing specialist
support and new mental health
support teams in schools.
France will not let the base of
the EU’s parliament be moved
from Strasbourg to Brussels, the
European affairs minister Nathalie
Loiseau said yesterday. “Strasbourg
must remain the seat of European
democracy. It’s also the symbol of
Franco-German reconciliation,” she
said on France 3 television.
The anti-corruption campaigner
Mikheil Saakashvili is urging
Ukrainians to set up a ‘protest camp’
in Kiev’s main square if parliament
fails to adopt a law on presidential
impeachment within a week. Mr
Saakashvili was a key figure in the
2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia and
served as president there until 2013.
Police have arrested a woman in
Tanzania after a video clip showing
her kissing and embracing another
woman at a party went viral. The
woman lives in the north-western
town of Geita. Homosexuality is a
criminal offence in the East African
nation, where a conviction can carry
a life sentence.
CHINA
Chinese police have detained 11
people in connection with a deadly
skyscraper fire in the northern port
city of Tianjin, after an investigation
found numerous fire code violations.
The blaze, which killed 10 and
injured five early on Friday, was
caused by renovation materials
catching fire on the 38th floor.
The List
The best places to
live in Europe
Looking at factors ranging from
personal income and average
working hours to the weather
and the cost of milk, a study by
uSwitch has ranked European
countries in order of which
provides the best quality of life.
1 Switzerland (below)
2 Austria
3 France
4 Sweden
5 UK
6 Spain
7 Poland
8 Denmark
9 Finland
10 Norway
11 Germany
12 Belgium
13 Netherlands
14 Italy
15 Ireland
Credit: uSwitch.com
GERMANY
I’ll drink to that...
The UK boasts the most breweries of all European countries, according
to the latest Brewers of Europe figures. There were twice as many active
breweries in the UK than in France in 2016, with the UK outstripping its
nearest rival, Germany, by around 60 per cent.
Top 5 countries with the highest number of active breweries as of 2016
2,250
UK
1,408
GERMANY
950
FRANCE
ITALY
757
SWITZERLAND
753
EU countries’ total beer consumption for 2016 (in 1,000 hectolitre)
Germany
UK
85.5
Spain
43.7
France
Poland
38.6
37.9
GRAPHIC: BEUGISM
21.3
WORDS: RUSSELL PARTON
Consumption per capita for UK from 2010-16
69
67
67
66
68
67
67
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
UK beer production from 2010-16 (thousands)
50
48
46
43,734
44
42
10
44,997
11
12
13
14
15
2016
The UK exports far less than it imports, compared to
Germany, where the balance of trade is the reverse, and
France, where imports and exports are roughly even.
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
Nail package was
blackmailing plot
Authorities say a package containing
nails that led to a bomb scare at a
Christmas market in Potsdam was
part of a blackmail plot against the
delivery firm DHL. It was delivered
to a pharmacy on the same street
as the market in Potsdam and later
destroyed in a controlled explosion.
POLICE
40
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Nurseries are encouraging pupils to
question gender identity. Schools are
reportedly set to introduce stories
in which characters question their
gender, including one book which
featured a male teddy bear who says
“in my heart, I’ve always known I am
a girl teddy”.
Counselling to be
available at schools
Eleven held after
high-rise fire kills 10
The power of accurate
observation is frequently
called cynicism by those
who don’t have it
FRANCE
Nursery books to
examine gender
Eleven migrants
found in lorry
Eleven migrants were discovered
inside a lorry after a member of
the public reported hearing loud
banging coming from the vehicle.
Police found three children under
the age of 15 and eight others inside
the lorry on the A303 in West
Knoyle, Wiltshire.
PEOPLE
Heroic officer offers
a helping hand
A police officer stopped a lorry from
tumbling off a bridge with his bare
hands, allowing emergency crews to
free the driver. PC Martin Willis was
pictured clinging on to the wheel of
the HGV as it teetered in high winds
on the edge of a bridge over the A1 in
West Yorkshire.
MIDDLE EAST
Palestinian leader
warns over US plans
The Palestinian President warned
that the American recognition of
Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would
jeopardise the White House’s
nascent Middle East peace efforts.
Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday that
the move “is unacceptable”.
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i MONDAY
4 DECEMBER 2017
3
Letter from the
Assistant Editor
ThePage3Profile
DR JACKIE TAYLOR, PHYSICIAN
Siobhán Norton
i@inews.co.uk
May must not forget
her promise to
tackle poverty
History in the making?
Last week saw Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle’s thoroughly
“modern” engagement; now another
royal institution is making its own
bit of history. The Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of
Glasgow, a health charity that
provides career support and
training to medical practitioners,
has elected a female president for
the first time since it was established
418 years ago.
UNITED STATES
That’s a long time. Who is she?
Her name is Dr Jackie Taylor, a
56-year-old consultant physician
in medicine for elderly people,
based at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Dr Taylor was elected on a platform
that the college must use its
independent position to ensure
optimal recruitment and retention
of staff and excellence in service
delivery. Which is serious stuff,
though she’s said to be fond of skiing
and dancing, too.
I expect she was dancing when she
found out she’d be elected …
Perhaps internally, though her official
response was rather more measured.
“I feel hugely privileged to have been
elected to the post of president-elect,”
she told peers upon hearing the news
last Friday at the college’s AGM. “And
in particular to be the first woman
to have been given this honour. I look
forward to building on the legacy
of the college and leading it into an
exciting new era.”
When’s the inauguration?
Dr Taylor will take the presidential
reins from the current incumbent,
Professor David Galloway, in
December 2018, and serve a threeyear term. Professor Galloway,
incidentally, was thrilled at the
result, which he called a “wonderful
outcome”. “Her position will be truly
historic and I really look forward to
working with Jackie for the next year,”
he enthused.
Russell Parton
NATURE
EDUCATION
HONDURAS
Football kit error
has happy result
Housebuilding ban
to save caterpillars
Auerbach drawing
boosts school fund
Pope Francis prays
for end to violence
The capital of the US state of
Vermont has said merci to the
French city it is named after – for
some misspelt football kit.
Montpellier ordered strips for its
football team and fans, but the
jerseys came in with one “l” instead
of two. The city is sending the shirts
to Montpelier (one “l”), Vermont.
A breeder of caterpillars has
stopped a house from being built
after he told Carlisle council’s
planning committee the building’s
shadow would starve the insects of
daylight. Steve Doyle, 73, has been
working to save the endangered
marsh fritillary butterfly for
13 years.
A Welsh school fundraiser received
an unexpected boost when the artist
Frank Auerbach donated a drawing
that raised £8,500 towards the
£100,000 the school needs for a new
art wing. The artist had received a
letter from the art teacher, Daisy
Prendergast, whose late father Peter
was once his student.
Pope Francis says he is praying that
Honduras can peacefully overcome
a violent political crisis. Deadly
protests have erupted in the Central
American nation over a delayed
vote count in a disputed presidential
election. The main opposition
candidate has called for the vote
to be held again. PAGE 23
LEISURE
TELEVISION
Forget St Tropez, sail ‘Strictly’ wins ratings
to western Scotland battle with ‘X Factor’
A drive to attract superyachts to the
west coast of Scotland is promoting
the shoreline as one of the most
attractive cruising destinations
in the world, to help businesses
share in the £3.7bn marine tourism
industry. A yacht-cruising route,
named Cool Route, is to be promoted
in brochures internationally.
Strictly Come Dancing’s quarter-final
was a ratings winner, attracting
more than twice as many viewers
as the first part of the X Factor
final. Strictly’s musicals-themed
instalment drew an audience of
9.7 million, while the first night of
the X Factor final was watched by
4.4 million viewers.
INDIA
“There is only so long you can go
on pushing water uphill.”
This is what Alan Milburn told
Andrew Marr yesterday, on the
back of his resignation as head of
the Social Mobility Commission.
He said he had little hope that
enough was being done to create a
fairer Britain.
It coincided with a timely
report from the Joseph Rowntree
Foundation (JRF) that appeared to
confirm Mr Milburn’s suspicions.
The report indicated that many
more pensioners and children
were being pushed into poverty,
with a particular warning for
future pensioners as a result of
the housing crisis.
Anyone struggling with poverty
will have strong views on whether
they feel they are living in an fair
society. If you are curious to know
their opinions, you don’t have to
look far: there are now 14 million
people in poverty in Britain,
according to JRF’s measurements.
This means not being able
to heat your home, pay your
rent or buy essentials for your
children. It means, JRF says,
facing marginalisation and
discrimination, and constant
stress. Falling into poverty
further strips people of their
right to equality in other aspects
of society. There is nothing fair
about it.
So it is right that Milburn has
spoken out about the fundamental
problems. But now that he has
resigned, along with the rest of the
board, who will take the lead on
challenging the deeply ingrained
problems with our system
contributing to poverty, from
the postcode lottery of social
mobility to the fundamental
flaws in the new universal credit
system? The Government is busy
fighting a few other fires at the
moment, so who knows when they
will get around to appointing a
new board?
Theresa May pledged to
remedy the injustices of poverty
when she became Prime Minister.
As the country teeters on the
brink of a new era outside the EU,
the Government must not forget
those promises, and act now
to prevent another generation
slipping even further into poverty.
Fair’s fair, after all.
UNITED STATES
Pollution halts Sri
Lanka Test match
Green beer draws
attention to algae
Sri Lanka’s cricketers wore face
masks and the bowlers complained
of shortness of breath as play was
stopped three times during the
middle session because of concerns
over air pollution on day two of
the third Test match against India
in Delhi. The Sri Lankan players
complained about the air quality.
An Ohio brewery is making a
batch of green beer called Algae
Blooms to draw attention to the
toxic algae in Lake Erie. Maumee
Bay Brewing Company said water
was the main ingredient in its
beers and access to clean water
was essential. The Toledo firm
uses tap water from Lake Erie.
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TRANSPORT
POLITICS
Emergency rail
repairs cause
passenger chaos
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
Thousands of rail passengers suffered delays and cancellations yesterday after services to and from
Euston station in London were halted to allow emergency repairs amid
a dispute with unions over maintenance of the network.
Dozens of services due to leave
the rail hub, which serves the Midlands, the North-west and Scotland,
were cancelled until about midday
yesterday after what National Rail
described as a “dewirement”.
The cancellations allowed the
completion of repairs to a 500 metreDecaying wood which
had not been replaced
due to a maintenance backlog
caused a derailment at London
Paddington in August, the rail
safety watchdog said last week.
long stretch of track where overhead
power lines were damaged on Friday.
Amid widespread complaints
about a lack of replacement bus
services on multiple routes, passengers took to social media to vent their
annoyance.
Services to and from the station,
one of the busiest in the country,
resumed at lunchtime but Network
Rail warned that the “dewirement”
could cause delays for the remainder
of the day.
The rail infrastructure company
insisted that the cause of the incident, in which cable was torn down,
was “not known”. It also said the
emergency repairs had entailed the
replacement of a pair of points along
with the metal arms that support the
power lines, suggesting the damage
involved a passing train.
Union chiefs seized on the incident to highlight concerns about
rail infrastructure and maintenance
standards after the Government announced earlier this year it was can-
Renationalising
railways ‘would
pay for itself’
By Gavin Cordon
The closure
was to enable
repairs to
be made to a
stretch of cable
which had come
down PA
celling plans to modernise parts of
the network by electrifying lines.
Mick Cash, general secretary of
the Rail, Maritime and Transport
union, said: “RMT is demanding an
investigation into the impact of current cuts to maintenance and renewals at Network Rail and the future
impact of the further planned cuts,
privatisation and fragmentation that
we know the Government has lined
up. Those cuts should be halted and
reversed if we are to avoid repeated
breakdowns and failures.”
Network Rail said it had sought to
minimise disruption: “Our engineers
were on site since the incident occurred, working to repair the damage
as quickly as possible. To complete
the final stages of this significant job,
all lines out of London Euston had to
be closed Sunday morning.”
Labour’s plan to renationalise the
railways will pay for itself by delivering a more efficient service, the
shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell,
has said.
Mr McDonnell dismissed claims
that Labour’s nationalisation programme – including taking back the
rail operating companies into public
ownership as the current franchises
end – represented a big hole in the
party’s tax and spending plans.
“There isn’t a big hole in it. When
you acquire an asset that is a valued
asset, it pays for itself because it is an
earning asset. That covers the cost
of nationalisation itself,” he told Sky
News’s Sunday With Paterson show.
He highlighted the example of the
East Coast line, which he said generated an income for the Treasury
when it was temporarily renationalised but now needs a bailout.
“When the East Coast line was
brought into the public sector and
managed efficiently it paid into the
Treasury £1bn,” he said. “The Government is now having to bail out
the East Coast line again. The cost is
probably £2bn.”
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Santas
dash for
charity
The Santa Dash
charity run was held
at Clapham Common
in south-west London
yesterday morning
in cold and rainy
weather. Hundreds of
patients, families and
hospital staff suited
and booted up to
tackle the 5k and 10k
courses to raise money
for Great Ormond
Street Hospital. A
snow cannon sent
snowflakes flurrying
through the air as the
Santas crossed the
finish line. PA
HEALTH
Nursing ‘in peril’ as number of
student applications falls by 18%
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The nursing profession “remains in
peril”, health experts have said as
figures published today show the
number of students accepted on to
nursing courses in higher education
has fallen.
Although 28,620 students have
places, it is a 0.9 per cent decrease on
last year, according to the university
admissions service (Ucas).
A record number of English 18and 19-year-olds were accepted on
to nursing courses, but there was a
13 per cent decline in acceptances
to nursing subjects in the 21- to
25-year-old group, and a 6 per cent
decline for those aged 26 or above.
The number of applications fell by 18
per cent, Ucas reveals in its “end of
cycle” report for 2017.
Clare Marchant, the chief executive of Ucas, said: “As the majority of
UK acceptances to nursing courses
(78 per cent in 2017) are from England, nursing is particularly sensitive to changes in behaviour from
English applicants. The general decline in older applicants… is highly
pronounced in nursing subjects. ”
The Royal College of Nursing
(RCN) said the drop was mainly due
to the decision by Jeremy Hunt, the
Health Secretary, to remove bursaries for student nurses. Lara Carmona, associate director of policy
Shortfall Numbers not adding up for Health Secretary
Jeremy Hunt told the Conservative
Party conference in Manchester
that staff numbers were one of his
“most important priorities” and the
Government was committed to
supporting what he said would be
the “biggest expansion” of nursing
training in the history of the NHS.
“We will increase the number of
nurses we train by 25 per cent - that’s
a permanent increase of more than
5,000 training places every single
year. We need your skills and we
need your compassion,” he said.
The Royal College of Nursing said
there is a shortfall of 40,000 nurses
in the NHS. More than 3,200 nurses
are needed in the North West alone.
Greater Manchester had the highest
number of vacancies, with 1,559
posts unfilled, according to figures
released under Freedom of Information laws.
The Manchester University NHS
Foundation Trust is 450 nurses
short, equivalent to almost 10 per
cent of full staffing.
Last week, it emerged that the NHS
is employing international nurses
as part of an “earn, learn and return”
programme to help plug staffing
shortages.
NHS bursaries for nurses were removed by Jeremy Hunt GETTY
and public affairs at the RCN, said:
“These figures show the future supply of nurses remains in peril – we
have not seen the increase we need
across the UK, despite Government
promises. In practice this will mean
services already struggling to recruit staff will find it even harder… It
is patients who will pay the price for
the Government’s failure.
“The number of nursing students
in England fell by 2.6 per cent this
year. Ministers said the removal of
the student bursary would mean
10,000 more nurses, and promised a
25 per cent increase in training places this year. This has not happened.
“And the prospect of graduating
thousands of pounds in debt appears
to have deterred more mature students from applying.
“Ministers are risking the health
of the nation by failing to train
enough nurses. The Government
must invest in nurse education to
grow the domestic workforce, and
provide safe and effective care,” Ms
Carmona said.
In October, Mr Hunt
announced a 25 per
cent increase in nurse training
places. He also said he wanted
to triple the number of nursing
associates – health service
trainees – able to work on wards.
HEALTH
Waiting list
trebles for heart
transplants
By Talia Shadwell
The waiting list for a heart transplant has nearly trebled in a decade,
the British Heart Foundation has revealed as it pleads for people listed as
donors to discuss their decision with
loved ones.
NHS Blood and Transplant service
figures show the number of people
on the waiting list for a new heart in
the UK has increased by 162 per cent
since 2008.
The British Heart
Foundation (BHF) is
encouraging potential donors
to make their
wishes known
to their next of
Years since
kin, saying that
the first heart
most people
transplant
support it but
many families
refuse donations
because they are
unsure of their loved
one’s wishes.
The campaign marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s first heart
transplant.In 2015, Wales became the
first part of the UK to introduce a system in which when someone dies they
will be deemed to have given their
consent for organ donation unless
they deliberately opt out while alive.
The level of public support has
risen significantly and England plans
to follow.
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HEALTH
SOCIETY
‘Scarfie’ campaign
urges asthmatic
people to wrap up
By Talia Shadwell
Asthmatic people are being encouraged to wear scarves over their
mouths and noses this winter as experts say breathing in cold air can
increase their risk of an attack.
Asthma UK wants people to take
“scarfies” this winter, encouraging
asthma sufferers to take photos in
scarves then post the selfie to social
media to spread awareness of their
campaign.
The Asthma UK campaign is encouraging people to use the scarfie
hashtag to spread the message “a
scarf could save a life”.
One asthma attack occurs
every 10 seconds in the UK
where 5.4 million people receive
treatment for the condition,
including 1.1 million children.
Three people die every day
following an asthma attack.
Around four million people – threequarters of those with asthma in the
UK – say breathing in cold winter
air exacerbates their symptoms, increasing their risk of an attack.
Asthma UK is encouraging people
who live with the respiratory condition to wear a scarf over their face
and nose as it can warm the air before
they breathe it in.
The scarfie campaign is being endorsed by celebrities including the
actor Stephen Fry, the Olympic athlete Jo Pavey and This Morning’s GP
Dr Ranj Singh.
Going outdoors on a winter day
could be life-threatening for people
living with asthma, Dr Andy Whittamore, the Asthma UK clinical lead
and a practising GP, said. “Living in
the UK means that cold weather is
impossible to avoid over winter, but
if people have asthma, simply wrapping a scarf around their nose and
mouth can warm up the air before
they breathe it in, reducing their risk
of having an asthma attack.”
Millennials
‘taking more
expensive trips’
By Neil Lancefield
Artist, 6, brings joy to ‘Big Issue’
Martin Wellstead, aged six, has
won a competition to design the
Christmas front cover of ‘The
Big Issue’ magazine. He said: “I
looked at last year’s winner and
the winner from the year before
before deciding what to draw, and
I thought that you guys needed a
snowman, so that is what I wanted
to give you this year. It took me
about three hours to draw my
cover. I like to draw my favourite
stuff and the things I like.”
Paul McNamee, editor of The Big
Issue, said of Martin’s picture: “It
just said ‘Joy!’ ” PA
Millennials are taking more expensive holidays because they believe
saving enough money to buy a house
is unrealistic, a travel specialist
has said.
The holiday firm Contiki reported
a 10 per cent increase in the average
amount of money people aged 18 to 35
are spending on trips this year compared with 2016.
It found that young travellers
are taking more adventurous and
so-called bucket-list trips, with increased year-on-year demand for
destinations such as New Zealand,
South America and Vietnam.
With a typical first-time home
buyer in the UK aged 30, Donna Jeavons, of Contiki, said: “With housing
being so expensive, many young people are opting to live in the moment
and pursue other goals first, knowing
that buying a house could be a little
further down the line than it was for
previous generations.
“Saving a bit here and there isn’t
really scratching the surface for
millennials, so many are choosing
to have the best holiday they can
afford instead.”
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COVER STORY
Comment
One in five
now struggle
to make
ends meet
Sandra Rumkiene
and her daughter
Jessica are
forced to live
in temporary
housing in south
London AFP/GETTY
Campbell Robb
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Thousands more pensioners and
children being driven into poverty
By Rob Hastings
More pensioners and families with
children are falling into poverty again
because of increasing living costs and
welfare cuts, a study warns.
Around 30 per cent of children are
living in relative poverty along with
16 per cent of pensioners, according
to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Its UK Poverty 2017 report, released
today, says conditions have barely improved for working-age adults either.
The housing crisis is also creating
a poverty time bomb for future generations of pensioners, the report
warns. “The decreasing proportion
of the working-age population buying their own home means that in the
future more older people are likely to
rent and have higher housing costs in
retirement,” it says.
The think-tank demands the Gov-
ernment “end the four-year freeze on
working-age benefits and tax credits”
and calls for further reform to the
The Government should impose
universal credit programme.
levies on private schools to pay for
“Wage stagnation and eco more disadvantaged children to join
nomic uncertainty mean that hunthem, a Conservative MP will
dreds of thousands more
say today.
people are now struggling
At the launch of the
to make ends meet,”
Joseph Rowntree
said Campbell Robb,
Foundation’s report,
the foundation’s chief
the former education
executive. “Record
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minister Robert
employment is not
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who
are
Halfon will suggest
leading to lower povliving
in
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inequality – arguing
efits
and tax credits are
to the report
the country is suffering
reducing incomes and
from a “nightmare on
crippling costs are squeezskills street”.
ing budgets.”
Mr Halfon advocates better
The Government did not dispute
access to apprenticeships and
the figures in the report last night.
targeting free childcare at
Instead it highlighted different data
poorer parents.
– using an alternative measurement
‘Tax independent schools’
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of poverty over a longer time period –
to defend itself by saying: “Since 2010
the number of people in absolute poverty has fallen by over half a million.”
A government spokesperson
added: “We have given the lowest
earners a significant pay rise through
the national living wage, and are introducing universal credit to make
sure it pays to be in work.”
Yet the foundation argues: “Tax
cuts and minimum wage rises are
beneficial for some, but for many the
gains are outweighed by reductions
in the more targeted support given
by the benefit and tax credit system.”
The shadow Work and Pensions
Secretary, Debbie Abrahams, said:
“The last seven years of flatlining
wages and cuts, now combined with
rising costs of household essentials,
is a terrifying prospect for millions
trying to make ends meet.”
ritain’s record on
tackling poverty has
reached a turning
point and is at risk of
unravelling, following the
first sustained rises in child
and pensioner poverty for two
decades. Almost 400,000 more
children and 300,000 more
pensioners are now living in
poverty than in 2012-13. Since
that year, there have been
continued increases in poverty,
across both age groups. No
progress has been made on
working-age adults.
There are now 14 million
people living in poverty in the
UK today: more than one in five
of the population, struggling
to make ends meet and build a
decent, secure life.
The economy, wage
stagnation and political choices
means we have run out of
road: record employment is
not leading to lower poverty,
changes to benefits and tax
credits are reducing incomes,
and crippling living costs are
squeezing budgets to breaking
point. Work has traditionally
been the best route out of
poverty. Yet one of the most
striking trends over the past 20
years has been the huge rise in
in-work poverty.
With poverty rising and the
country debating its future
after Brexit, it’s time to ask
whether we want to fight these
injustices – or leave millions of
people behind.
Campbell Robb is chief executive
of the independent Joseph
Rowntree Foundation
POLITICS
Minister defends record on equality after social mobility board quits
By Paul Gallagher
A minister has insisted the Government is committed to tackling inequality after the board of the Social
Mobility Commission quit in protest
at the lack of progress towards a
“fairer Britain”.
Alan Milburn, the former Labour
Health Secretary who headed the
commission, said he had “little hope”
the current government was capable of making the changes necessary
to deliver a more equal society.
Mr Milburn (pictured) said the
Government needed to do more
to tackle “the faultlines” in educa-
tion, poor wages and housing if they
wanted to boost social mobility. He
warned that Brexit supporters will
be the ones who will suffer
from a failure to address
the problems. He said
the correlation between
areas which voted for
Brexit and those that
are worst for social
mobility was almost
absolute.
The resignations came
days after the Commission’s
fifth state of the nation report
which concluded social mobility is
a “postcode lottery” and debunked
the assumption that a simple north/
south divide exists. The other board
members to resign are the deputy
chairwoman Baroness Shephard of Northwold; Paul
Gregg, professor of economic and social policy
at Bath University; and
David Johnston, chief
executive of the Social
Mobility Foundation.
Downing Street said
the departures came after
Mr Milburn – whose term as
commission chairman expired
last July – was told that a new chairman was to be appointed and that
May ‘Not strong enough’
Theresa May pledged to fight the
“burning injustices” that hold back
poorer people in her first speech
as Prime Minister outside No 10.
“If you’re born poor, you will die
on average nine years earlier than
others,” she said. She again referred
to “burning injustices” on the first
anniversary of her becoming PM.
Mr Milburn said that he had “no
doubt” about Mrs May’s personal
commitment to social injustice, but
that she was not showing sufficient
leadership to carry out her pledge.
an open application process would
be held.
Mr Milburn told The Andrew Marr
Show: “There is only so long that
you can go on pushing water uphill.
What is lacking here is meaningful political action to translate very
good words into deeds.”
Justine Greening, the Education
Secretary, denied the Government
lacked the will to tackle inequality.
“What we are doing is a transformational series of policies to drive
equality of opportunity,” she said.
She added, however: “I think there
is a real problem that we need to fix.
This is a generational challenge.”
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No Brexit if Tories fail to
back May deal, says Hunt
By Paul Gallagher
There will be no Brexit unless both
the Cabinet and the Conservative
party back Theresa May over her
offers to the EU, Jeremy Hunt has
warned.
The Health Secretary became the
first senior minister to openly raise
the prospect that Brexit might not
take place when he appeared on
ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme.
His comments came on the eve
of a crucial meeting between Mrs
May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the
European Commission president,
that could determine whether trade
talks begin later this month.
Tory rebels have warned Mrs
May against a “compromise” on the
role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that they say could mean
European judges overseeing British
trade disputes.
In a discussion on the legal status
of EU migrants, Mr Hunt said it was
only a “technical point” whether the
UK Supreme Court would take advice from the ECJ on such issues.
“We have a common law system
and where there isn’t common law,
Jeremy Hunt raised the prospect of
Brexit not happening REUTERS
in the case of EU migrants, and we
need to get a legal view as to what
the law actually means, they [the
Supreme Court] can make this reference,” he told the programme,
adding he “absolutely” believes British law will “hold sway”.
“The Supreme Court will decide
what the law in this country is as
voted on by Parliament. That is
the big thing that Theresa May has
achieved. European law will not hold
sway over British law.
“There is a bigger point here. The
choice we face is not between this
Brexit, or that Brexit. If we don’t
back Theresa May we will have no
Brexit – and she is doing an unbelievably challenging job, amazingly
well, but these are negotiations.
There are technical things we have
to sort out and the fact of the matter
is the ECJ will not have sway over
British law.”
Mr Hunt said there would have to
be “some kind of co-operation” between the UK and EU legal systems
due to the number of EU migrants
living in the UK, and vice versa.
Mrs May is due to travel to Brussels today for talks with Mr Juncker
in the hope of securing a declaration that “sufficient progress” has
been made on divorce issues such
as the financial settlement and the
Irish border.
Labour has not made a
decision on whether there
should be a second referendum
on Britain’s membership of the
European Union, the party’s
shadow International Trade
Secretary, Barry Gardiner, said.
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Border talks hang
in balance as
deadline looms
By Cahal Milmo
Theresa May, and her
husband Philip attend a
church near her Maidenhead
constituency yesterday
JONATHAN BRADY/PA
CONSERVATIVES
Cabinet at odds over Green
pornography allegations
By Paul Gallagher
A cabinet rift developed yesterday
over the future of Damian Green as
the First Secretary’s career hangs
in the balance following claims he
downloaded and viewed pornography on his work laptop.
Education Secretary Justine
Greening said it was “not acceptable”
if the allegations were true.
Asked on the BBC’s Andrew Marr
Show whether it was acceptable to
view pornography on a workplace
computer, Ms Greening said: “There
are clear laws. I think most employers would say it wasn’t acceptable.”
She declined to comment directly on
the investigation into Mr Green, but
added: “I think it is important that we
have high standards in public life.”
However, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he has “confidence”
Justine Greening said high standards
in public life must be upheld BBC/PA
AGRICULTURE
Wine boss: UK
will starve with
no EU pickers
By Ravender Sembhy
The chief executive of an official wine
supplier to 10 Downing Street has
warned that Britons will “starve”
if the door is closed to foreign fruit
pickers after Brexit.
The UK’s biggest winemaker,
based in Kent, relies on EU workers
to pick grapes for its drinks, which
also include beer, cider and gin.
Chapel Down chief executive
Frazer Thompson said: “The biggest potential impact [of Brexit] is on
agricultural labour.
“Kent has had Eastern Europeans
picking fruit in recent years, but we’ll
all starve if the labour issue is not
sorted after Brexit.”
Mr Thompson’s comments come
as tonnes of fruit have been left to rot
in farms across the country because
Brexit has made it harder to recruit
European pickers.
According to the National Farmers’ Union, the horticulture industry
had a 29 per cent shortfall of seasonal
workers in September.
in and “absolutely” trusts Mr Green.
“I do have confidence in Damian
Green and I have actually been in
a situation he is in, where you are
in the eye of a storm and everyone
thinks you’ve done an absolutely
terrible thing and what I learnt from
that is you have to wait until an investigation is completed,” he said on
ITV’s Peston on Sunday.
“I was vindicated at the end of that
process in my own case, but I think
we have to allow the Cabinet Office to
complete their investigation,” he said.
“I know Damian Green as a colleague and I trust him absolutely and
that’s why I believe what he says, but
there is an investigation and I think
we should wait.”
Negotiations between London and
Dublin to resolve the post-Brexit
border issue were in the balance
last night, as a deadline loomed
for Britain to persuade Brussels
it should be allowed to commence
talks over an EU trade deal.
Sources in Britain and Ireland
signalled there had been “progress”
in efforts to meet Dublin’s demands
for firm undertakings from London
that there will be no “hard border”
on the island of Ireland once Brexit
takes place.
But hours before Prime Minister
Theresa May is due to fly to Brussels in the hope of signing off on proposals to allow Britain to progress
to the next stage of the Brexit process, diplomats also warned a final
agreement on the border issue had
not yet been reached.
The Irish cabinet, which was last
week handed an effective veto over
whether or not the UK has made
“sufficient progress” on three key
so-called divorce issues including
the border deal, meets today.
But Irish broadcaster RTE
quoted a source saying agreement could take longer than to-
Blair issues peace process warning
By Gavin Cordon
The European Union cannot
allow the continued free
flow of goods across the
Irish border if Britain
is outside the single
market and the customs union, Tony Blair
warned.
The former prime minister (inset) said that the
UK could, if it chooses, permit the free movement of people
between Northern Ireland and the
Republic to continue but it would
make a “nonsense” of the argument
HOSPITALITY
US firm warns of
Labour victory
Wetherspoon’s
chief backs
immigration
Businesses should be prepared for
the pound to fall heavily if Labour
comes to power under Jeremy Corbyn after a hard Brexit, leading US
financial firm CME has warned.
“A Labour victory could bring higher taxes and more inflationary policies that could weaken the pound,”
the company said in a briefing, as the
party would pursue a “more socialist,
centrally controlled economy”.
Mr Coveney insisted
yesterday that Dublin
was not looking to veto
progress in Brexit but said it
had a duty to safeguard the
transformative gains of the
Good Friday Agreement.
BREXIT
ECONOMY
By Rob Hastings
day’s deadline, set by Brussels, for
Britain to present its proposals in
time for the EU leaders’ summit
later this month, which will make
the final decision on whether trade
talks can begin. “It’s not there yet,”
the source said. “Words mean a lot.
They’re trying to put language on
the political commitments from
the Irish side.”
Simon Coveney, the Irish Tánaiste (deputy prime minister), appeared to suggest a final deal may
have to wait until the summit on 14
and 15 December. Mr Coveney told
the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “We
believe that as an island, Ireland is
uniquely vulnerable and exposed
to a potential bad outcome from
Brexit and that is why we are looking for more progress than we have
in the terms of understanding how
the border issues [will work].”
By Kalyeena Makortoff
JD Wetherspoon’s Brexitbacking chairman has
admitted that the future
success of Britain’s economy will rely on inward
immigration, which he
said was a “good thing” for
the country.
Tim Martin (inset) said he does
Britain was taking back control of
its borders. However, it would be a
different matter as far as Brussels was concerned when it
came to goods and services, he said on BBC radio.
The only alternative,
he said, was a “bespoke”
deal specifically for
Northern Ireland, separate from the rest of the
UK, but that was unlikely to
prove acceptable to unionists.
Mr Blair acknowledged
that Britain’s decision to leave
the EU was “problematic” for the
peace process.
not deny that immigration benefits
the UK, but he was keen to see it
come under domestic control and
ensure it is “subject to the will of the
people”.
“Immigration is a good thing but
you don’t need to give your
democracy away to get
what you want,” he told
the BBC’s Desert Island
Discs.
“You need a slightly
rising population as the
years go by to have a successful economy and a successful country.”
The pubs chain employs between
10
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PEOPLE
Afghan interpreter for Army to be deported
By May Bulman
An Afghan man who worked as an
interpreter for the British Army for
two years is due to be removed from
the UK in days, prompting an urgent
appeal for authorities to reverse
their decision.
Hafizzulah Husseinkhel, who has
lived in the country for nearly two
years, had his asylum bid rejected by
the Government in June. An attempt
to overturn the decision by applying for a judicial review at the High
Court was refused.
Five days ago he was handed removal papers and taken to a detention centre near Oxford, and told he
would be removed from the country
between 6 and 22 December.
Mr Husseinkhel, who fled from
Afghanistan in 2014 after receiv-
ing death threats from the Taliban,
and whose father was shot in the leg
when he refused to tell them where
his son was, is likely to be sent back
to Austria, the first country he was
registered in as an asylum-seeker.
Those attempting to prevent his
removal say changes to the immigration system in Austria, following an
election when the far-right Freedom
Party entered government, mean he
is likely to end up being sent back to
Afghanistan, where his life would
be in danger. Campaigners have
launched a petition demanding he
be allowed to remain in the UK after
serving on the front line for the British Army from 2010 to 2012.
Officials said in 2013 that Afghans
who worked in dangerous roles supporting British and allied forces in
Helmand would be eligible to reset-
tle in the UK, but Mr Husseinkhel
had left the post before becoming
eligible. THE INDEPENDENT
Janet Fuller, of the Refugee
Centre in Derby, said: “He
worked for British forces and had
to leave his country as a result.
There’s a debt owed to him.”
BREXIT
Françoise Milne (second right) and her husband Simon Milne (second left) with
their children Charlotte, Olivia and Louis PA
Queen’s bodyguard fears for
future of French wife in UK
By Dan O’Donoghue
A fomrer marine and serving bodyguard to the Queen has been left
“angry and frustrated” after his
French wife of 24 years was left fearing for her future right to stay in
the UK.
Simon Milne MBE, 58, served in
Northern Ireland and Bosnia and is
one of 27 Gentlemen at Arms who
guard the Queen on royal occasions.
His wife Françoise, 50, applied for
a permanent residency card after
the Government “failed to clarify”
the future rights of EU nationals
living in the UK. Ms Milne, who has
three children with her husband,
said her application was refused in
October as she could not prove she
was “self-sufficient”. This refusal has
left her “scared and confused” about
the future.
The couple’s MP, the SNP’s Deidre
Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith),
has written to ministers and raised
their case in a Commons debate
last week.
Mr Milne, who is chief executive
of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, said he finds the decision
“extraordinary”.
A Home Office spokesman said:
“We are absolutely clear that the
rights of EU nationals living in the
UK remain unchanged.”
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POLITICS
Farage in line for £73,000 EU pension
By Gavin Cordon
Nigel Farage has been accused
of hypocrisy after declaring he
will take a taxpayer-funded EU
pension.
One estimate suggests that as
an MEP, the former Ukip leader
(inset) will be entitled to an annual
pension of £73,000 when he reaches the age of 63. He is currently 53.
The pension could be part-fund-
Adam Dixon’s hydroponic system is being piloted in refugee camps by the
World Food Programme to support the supply of produce AFP/GETTY
Briton’s ‘flat pack’
food system wins
$15,000 UN award
By Emily Beament
A British engineer who has developed an environmentally friendly
“flat pack” food growing system that
can be deployed in disaster-hit areas
has won backing from the UN.
Adam Dixon, from Pocklington, Yorkshire, has designed a
“hydroponics” system which grows
horticultural crops in water encased in a recyclable polymer film,
requiring 10 times less land and
water to produce food than conventional systems.
Mr Dixon, who studied mechanical engineering at Cardiff University,
said his technology could be deployed
in refugee camps or areas hit by hurricanes or tsunamis.
He has been awarded a UN Young
Champion of the Earth award, one of
six people aged between 18 to 30 to
win the prize for “big ideas” to protect or restore the environment.
Mr Dixon, 25, will receive his
award in Nairobi, Kenya, tomorrow
and will receive $15,000 (£11,000)
for seed funding, training and
mentoring. His company, Phytoponics, is raising investment to
develop the technology at a commercial scale. He was prompted to come
up with the technology in the face
of deforestation and growing loss of
habitats for farmland.
But he said he was interested
in plants and hydroponics from a
young age, first growing carnivorous
plants and then using the hydroponics to grow plants in his bedroom as
a teenager.
“As an engineer, I developed my
own systems; I was frustrated by the
high cost and low usability of existing
hydroponics,” he said.
“There hasn’t been much evolution
in the systems for a long time, and I
think it’s ripe for development.
“It’s very sustainable because it
uses much less land and water.” He
added that it also reduced risks from
food production as it delivered a
more consistently high yield.
“It is a sustainable food technology
for our growing population, both in
terms of reliability and reducing risk,
and protecting the environment.”
The technology was
being piloted for use in
refugee camps by the World
Food Programme to support the
supply of fresh produce to people.
CONSUMER
‘Turkey finder’ helps bag best bird
By Russell Parton
Farmers are hoping to boost
turkey sales this Christmas
with a campaign to sell
directly to customers.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has
launched an online
“turkey finder”, which lists
more than 250 farms across
England and Wales.
Mike Bailey, a turkey farmer and
member of the NFU, told i: “Buying
your turkey directly from the farm
where it has been produced not only
benefits a local farming business
but provides you with a great
tasting bird reared to the
highest standards.
“If you’re going to the
local supermarket then
look carefully at the country of origin labelling and
keep an eye out for the
Red Tractor logo, which
also provides a guarantee of
traceability, environmental protection, food safety and hygiene and
welfare standards.”
ed by Britain’s £50bn “divorce
bill” – if there is a Brexit
deal.
Asked on BBC1’s The
Andrew Marr Show if
he would accept the
money, Mr Farage
replied: “Of course I
would take it. I have said
that right from day one.
Why should my family and
others suffer even more?
“I have just voted to get rid
of my job. I was the turkey
that voted for Christmas.
How is that hypocrisy?”
Liberal Democrat
B rex i t s p o ke s m a n
Tom Brake said: “Nigel
Farage is a shameless
hy p o c r i t e. H e ra i l s
against the so-called EU
gravy train, but is happy to
cash in when it suits him.”
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IN WASHINGTON
Big Macs, expletives… and
Elton cranked to full volume
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FBI’s ‘reputation in tatters’,
declares US President
REUTERS
lton John blares so
loudly on Donald
Trump’s campaign
plane that staffers can’t
hear themselves think.
Press secretary Hope Hicks uses
a steamer to press Mr Trump’s
trousers – while he is still wearing
them. Mr Trump screams at his
top aides, who are subjected to
expletive-filled tirades in which
they get their “faces ripped off”.
And MrTrump’s appetite
seems to know no bounds when
it comes to McDonald’s, with a
dinner order consisting of “two
Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a
chocolate malted”.
The scenes are among the most
surreal passages in a forthcoming
book chronicling Mr Trump’s
path to the presidency co-written
by Corey Lewandowski, who was
fired as Mr Trump’s campaign
manager, and David Bossie,
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On ‘Air Force One’
Donald Trump
would reportedly
have his suit
pressed while he
was still wearing it
Trump aides tell
the inside story
about life on the
campaign trail. By
Michael Kranish
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another top aide. The book, Let
Trump Be Trump, paints a portrait
of a campaign with an untested
candidate and staff reeling from
crisis to crisis, as Lewandowski
and other political aides learn on
the fly and ultimately accept Mr
Trump’s propensity to go angrily
off message.
“Sooner or later, everybody
who works for Donald Trump
will see a side of him that makes
you wonder why you took a job
with him in the first place,” the
authors write. “The mode that
he switches into when things
aren’t going his way can feel like
an all-out assault; it’d break most
hardened men and women into
little pieces.”
The authors “both had
moments where they wanted to
parachute off Trump Force One”,
but they said they got used to it.
Lewandowski provides a
largely admiring portrait of his
former boss, saving the skewer
for score-settling anecdotes
about Paul Manafort, the former
campaign chairman whom
Lewandowski blames for his
sacking. The Washington Post
obtained an advance copy of
the book, which is scheduled for
release tomorrow.
In the book, Mr Trump learns
tha Mr Manafort has said “Trump
shouldn’t be on television any
more”, and that he, Mr Manafort,
should appear instead. Mr Trump
was angrier than Lewandowski
had ever seen him.
“Did you say I shouldn’t be
on TV on Sunday? I’ll go on
TV anytime I goddam f***ing
want and you won’t say another
f***ing word about me!” Mr
Trump yelled at Mr Manafort.
“You’re a political pro? Let me
tell you something. I’m a pro at
life. I’ve been around a time or
two. I know guys like you, with
your hair and skin…”
Lewandowski also describes
Mr Trump’s relationship with
Hope Hicks, the campaign
spokeswoman who is now White
House communications director.
One of her jobs was to make
sure that Mr Trump’s suits were
pressed when they flew on his
aircraft. “Get the machine!” Mr
Trump would yell, according
to the book. “And Hope would
take out the steamer and start
steaming Mr Trump’s suit, while
he was wearing it! She’d steam
the jacket first and then sit in a
chair in front of him and steam
his pants.”THE WASHINGTON POST
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President Donald Trump launched a
fresh attack on the credibility of the FBI
yesterday, responding to revelations
that an FBI agent was removed
from special counsel Robert
Mueller’s team that was investigating Russian election
meddling because of antiTrump text messages.
Two days after his former
national security adviser
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to
lying to the FBI, Mr Trump again
denied that he directed FBI director
James Comey (inset) to stop investigating Mr Flynn. The Republican President
offered a running Twitter commentary
yesterday as Mr Mueller’s investigation
and Mr Flynn’s plea agreement were the
subject of renewed interest.
Democrats said the developments
suggested growing evidence of co-ordi-
nation between Mr Trump’s circle and
Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“This President has been obsessed
with this investigation, always saying
there’s nothing there, but each week,
another shoe drops, where we
see more evidence of continuing outreach from Russians
and some response from
the Trump campaign and
Trump individuals,” said
Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In a series of tweets, Mr Trump
questioned the direction of the federal
law enforcement agency and wrote
that after Mr Comey, whom he fired in
May, the FBI’s reputation is “in Tatters
– worst in History!” He vowed to “bring
it back to greatness”. The President
also retweeted a post that said that the
new FBI director, Chris Wray, “needs to
clean house”. AP
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Attenborough: we all have a duty to cut plastic waste
By Joe Nerssessian
Sir David Attenborough has urged
people to take action to save the
“future of humanity” as he opened up
about the heartrending Blue Planet II
scene in which an albatross chick was
killed by a toothpick.
In an episode of the BBC series, the
animal was shown lying dead after
its mother had mistaken the plastic
toothpick for healthy food.
The television presenter made his
plea as he wrote of the threats the
planet is facing, including the eight
million tons of plastic dumped into
the sea each year, global warming
and the rate of overfishing.
There are concerns that more
than a million birds and 100,000 sea
mammals and turtles die every year
from eating and getting tangled in
plastic waste.
Sir David, 91, also echoed a previous call that he hoped US President
Donald Trump would reconsider his
threat to withdraw from the Paris
Agreement. Sir David wrote in the
Radio Times that “never before have
we been so aware of what we are
doing to our planet – and never before have we had such power to do
something about it”.
He added: “Surely we have a responsibility to care for the planet
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“Plastic is now found
everywhere in the ocean,
from its surface to its
greatest depths.
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of nets so big they entangle
the heads of fish, birds and
turtles, and slowly strangle them.
Other pieces of plastic are so small
that they are mistaken for food
and eaten, accumulating in
fishes’ stomachs, leaving
them undernourished.”
The broadcaster (inset)
added: “Our wellbeing
is inextricably bound
up with the health of
the oceans.”
Sir David said “all is not yet
lost” and told people to “reduce the
amount of plastic that we use in our
everyday lives”.
Sir David also praised countries
for coming together in 2015 to sign
the Paris Agreement, but added: “It
is true that since then the United
States has threatened to withdraw
from that decision.
“Let us hope that Trump will eventually recognise that the Paris Agreement was not about Pittsburgh, or
even Paris, but the entire planet.”
The UK’s marine “Blue Belt” of
classified Special Protection Areas
is expanding to protect seabirds’
habitats. Nearly 150,000 rare
seabirds will benefit.
The expansion will add a
24-mile stretch of coastline
between Falmouth Bay and St
Austell Bay in Cornwall to the
Blue Belt, which already protects
23 per cent of UK waters, and
more than 300 sites across land,
and is intended to protect rare,
vulnerable and migratory birds,
especially the wintering blackthroated diver. The designations
will help to safeguard the feeding
grounds for little terns, Sandwich terns, and common terns,
which are all amber-listed due
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their breeding populations.
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‘Computer
porn’ raises
police issues
Could Brexit
have another
consequence?
Beginning of
the end for
Trump?
Tweets sour
‘special
relationship’
Party leader’s
unlikely ‘GQ’
cover shoot
New royal has
already made
an impact
Sunday Mirror
Irish Times
WashingtonPost
Sunday Herald
GQ magazine
The Sun on Sunday
The job of the police is
to maintain law and
order. It is not to act as
judge and jury. Damian
Green is not being
accused of any crime,
yet two embittered
ex-detectives have
put him in the dock of
public opinion with the
accusation porn was
found on his computer.
(Editorial)
The Spectator
I like to regard
myself as the last
prig standing when it
comes to pornography;
on this one, my instinct
is to make for the high
moral ground. But
my first, instinctive
and only reaction to
the revelations is to
wonder what the hell
the police are up to.
(Melanie McDonagh)
Brexit is bringing a
golden age of AngloIrish relations to an
end – from joint EEC
entry through to
the Queen’s visit to
Ireland. It would be
melodramatic to claim
that a dark age may
succeed it. But there is
now a serious risk that
the Brexit negotiations
will collapse over the
land border, followed
by years of mutual
recriminations.
(Paul Goodman)
Sunday Telegraph
What is really going on,
I suspect, is that some
Dublin politicians
thought they saw an
opportunity to ease
Northern Ireland
(which voted Remain) a
little further out of the
UK. (Daniel Hannan)
Rory Bremner
explains the former
Labour leader’s lack
of appeal
TheNewYorkTimes
What was disclosed in
the court filings and
hearings is probably
only the tip of the
iceberg. It is probably
Donald Trump’s
son-in-law Jared
Kushner who is in
greatest jeopardy now
and Donald Trump
Jnr’s exposure is also
deepened by the plea.
(Richard W Painter and
Norman L Eisen)
How Theresa May
must wish she’d never
let Donald Trump
hold her by the hand
last year. That image
cannot be erased. Nor
can the extraordinary
diplomatic exchanges
last week between
Britain and the US
over the President’s
retweets of racist
propaganda. It seems
no one told him that
America’s “special
relationship” wasn’t
meant to be with
Britain First.
(Iain Macwhirter)
The Observer
The tweets were a
wake-up call for May
and the Tories. Britain
cannot rely on Trump’s
America. Trump is
not Britain’s friend.
(Editorial)
In a very short time,
Jeremy Corbyn has
gone from a 200-1
outside hope for
Labour’s next leader to
someone who might
be the next Prime
Minister. Love him or
hate him, you have to
respect him, and that’s
the reason he’s on the
cover of GQ’s January/
February 2018 issue.
(Editorial)
The Mail on Sunday
Jeremy Corbyn is a
grandpa of 68 who
collects not magazines
but manhole covers,
who makes jam and
toils on his allotment.
And that’s why
millions love him.
Whether you like it or
not, grizzled Grandpa
Jezza is bang on trend.
(Rachel Johnson)
Meghan Markle has
qualities that will
ensure the Royal
Family is relevant to
the next generation.
Everything that would
once have counted
against her – American,
mixed race, divorced,
older – now only works
in her favour.
(Tony Parsons)
The Sydney
MorningHerald
The monarchy has often
been more progressive
than its politicians –
such as the Queen’s
displeasure when
Margaret Thatcher
didn’t support apartheid
sanctions. The betrothal
of a prince to a US actor
won’t end racism. But it
may start an important
conversation.
(Julia Baird)
LifeInBrief
Quote of
the day
Ed Miliband
was like
broadband –
whole parts
of the country
couldn’t
get him
A guilty plea by
someone who was
part of President
Trump’s inner circle
is undoubtedly
a significant
development in the
investigation by
Robert Mueller. The
news has to worry the
White House.
(Randall D Eliason)
JIM NABORS ACTOR
Jim Nabors, who has died at the age
of 87, was best-known for playing
petrol-station attendant Gomer Pyle
in The Andy Griffith Show, and when the
character enlisted in the US Marines
for five series, he truly blossomed. So
did the actor who portrayed him.
Nabors made Private Gomer Pyle a
perfect foil for the immovable object of
Marines boot camp: the grinning, gentle
Gomer was the irresistible force.
On Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., a spin-off
from The Andy Griffith Show that
premiered in 1964, Gomer arrived in
the fictional Camp Henderson with a
happy attitude and eager innocence
that flew in the face of everything he
found awaiting him there.
It’s a measure of Nabors’ skill in
inhabiting the anything-but-militaristic
Gomer that this character was widely
beloved, and the show a top-10 hit,
during an era when the Vietnam War
was dividing America. On and off
camera, Nabors retained some of the
awed innocence of Gomer. At the height
of his fame in 1969, he admitted: “I still
find it difficult to believe this kind of
acceptance. I still don’t trust it.”
After the show ended, Nabors, who
had a booming baritone voice, appeared
in Las Vegas showrooms and in concert
theatres across the US, and recorded
more than two dozen albums.
During the 1970s he moved to
Hawaii, buying a 500-acre macadamia
ranch. He still did occasional TV work,
and in the early 1980s his longtime
friendship with Burt Reynolds led to
roles in Stroker Ace, Cannonball Run II
and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
He returned to concert and
nightclub performances in 1985, and
in 1991 Nabors was awarded a star on
Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Nabors, who had undergone a liver
transplant in 1994 after contracting
hepatitis B, died at his home in
Hawaii after his health had declined
for the past year, said his husband,
Stan Cadwallader.
“Everybody knows he was a
wonderful man. And that’s all we can
say about him. He’s going to be dearly
missed,” Mr Cadwallader said.
The couple married in early 2013 in
Washington state, where gay marriage
had recently been made legal. Nabors’
friends had known for years that he was
gay, but he had never spoken about it to
the media.
“It’s pretty obvious that we had no
rights as a couple, yet when you’ve been
together 38 years, I think something’s
got to happen there, you’ve got to
solidify something,” Nabors told Hawaii
News Now at the time. “And at my age,
it’s probably the best thing to do.”
James Thurston Nabors was born in
Sylacauga, Alabama, in 1930, the son
of a police officer. Boyhood attacks of
asthma required long periods of rest,
during which he learnt to entertain his
playmates with vocal tricks.
After graduating from the University
of Alabama, he worked in New York
for a time, and later in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, where he was an assistant
film editor and occasional singer at a
TV station. AP
Born 12 June 1930
Died 30 November 2017
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World Cup has lost its sparkle
Fifa corruption and greed have tarnished the beautiful game
I
remember clearly the first
World Cup that captivated me.
It was Argentina in 1978, back
in those distant days when
seeing football on television
was a special occasion outside
the weekly ritual of watching The
Big Match on ITV. I told all my
friends how Ally’s Tartan Army
was going to take the famous gold
trophy back to Scotland. Reality
wiped out my pocket money in lost
bets, the pain barely soothed by
Archie Gemmill’s waltzing wonder
goal against Holland.
Now look at this cash cow, held
every four years and leading
football’s charge into becoming a
money-drenched global behemoth
alongside the Premier League. As
someone who can remember the
crumbling stadiums and contempt
for supporters that used to blight
the game, not to mention oftenstodgy play and fighting fans, I
have never begrudged most of the
changes in the sport’s stunning
transformation. From pitches
to players, the performance has
improved dramatically.
Football offers proof that
globalisation and open borders
lift standards to the benefit of
consumers. Yes, there are some
dodgy owners and fans are fleeced
– but there is nothing new in this
sorry state of affairs.
It is just the scale that changed
as foreign oligarchs and millions
in offshore accounts replaced
local businessmen and brown
bags stuffed with cash. For all the
romance of childhood pin-ups, those
beer-swilling players hoofing the
ball up a muddy pitch in the past
have been succeeded by dedicated
athletes routinely displaying
sublime skills.
The draw for the next World Cup
should be something to celebrate,
the start of fun that culminates
for Britons with crushing
disappointment as our teams are
swatted by superior sides. These
are not just football festivals, but
uplifting occasions when much of
the world briefly unites and smaller
nations share the spotlight. And
this event can reflect shifting global
dynamics; think of South Africa
hosting in 2010 or the “black, blanc,
beur” wizards winning France 1998,
the perfect riposte to a far-right
demagogue who said the multiethnic team was not really French.
But it was hard to get excited
watching Friday’s draw in Russia.
The sight of Gary Lineker fronting
the show after all his criticism of
Fifa seemed to symbolise an event
Gary Lineker
hosting the
World Cup draw
in the Kremlin
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consuming itself through greed
and corruption. Laughably, Lineker
claimed this was not a political
event; perhaps he did not notice it
was hosted by Vladimir Putin and
taking place at the Kremlin. Yet
this is simply one more sad sign
of the times in a world that seems
uncertain, divided and terrified of
speaking truth to power.
The stench from Fifa is so
strong that two years ago Lineker
demanded a boycott of a body
that has become a byword for
corruption. Rumours swirl around
the awarding of finals to Russia
and, absurdly, the desert state of
Qatar in 2022.
As the allocation of the 2022
World Cup in Qatar took place,
a trial went on in New York of
three former officials accused of
pocketing millions in bribes. More
than 40 officials have been charged by
United States investigators, with 23
pleading guilty. It has been compared
to an organised crime investigation,
with witnesses threatened and
documents destroyed.
Now we see a World Cup held
in Russia. A great nation – but
no doubt Putin will use this
prize to promote his hardline
nationalism. The problem is not
just that Russia is a repressive
regime run by thieves, nor that
it is currently supporting war
crimes in Syria; our own hands are
hardly free of blood in the Middle
East, after all. Nor even that this
malevolent leader should have
been stripped of the event after
stealing another European nation’s
land just three years ago and is
currently waging cyber warfare on
Western democracy.
The key issue is that Putin
The 2026
W0rld Cup is
being expanded
to 48 teams
in another
money grab
is hosting the planet’s greatest
sporting spectacular at a time
when his state is accused of
rampant cheating and refusal to
co-operate with an inquiry. The
athletics body, anti-doping agency
and even Paralympic organisers
are suspended after evidence that
more than 30 sports and 1,000
competitors engaged in systemic
use of performance-enhancing
drugs. Remember Russia’s hosting
of the 2014 Winter Olympics in
Sochi? More than 20 athletes from
them were banned last month amid
a probe into sample tampering led
by laboratory and security officials.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino
dodged questions last week on
all this, even though the sports
minister at the time of these
allegations over state-sponsored
cheating now serves as Deputy
Prime Minister and president of
Russia’s football body. Never mind
any sense of decency, let alone
setting an example. Those running
global football smell only money.
So after prostituting themselves
to Putin, we will then get the first
winter and alcohol-free World Cup
finals in Qatar – assuming new
stadiums built by migrant labourers
are finished and Qatar can find a
football team.
The own goals keep flowing. The
2026 World Cup is being expanded
to 48 teams in another money grab
expected to net Fifa a billion-dollar
bonus. When Scotland heroically
flopped in Argentina, there were
just 16 teams in the fight.
Even now, with 32 teams, there
is still drama in qualifying – as
witnessed with Italy’s failure to
reach Russia 2018. The enlarged
draw will diminish quality – one
more stain on a soiled trophy.
This event underscores why
football is a strong metaphor for
globalisation. The relentless pursuit
of profit has led to glitz, glamour
and great improvements – but the
lack of morality and shameless
exploitation shows the need for firm
regulation to protect the beautiful
game. Otherwise, the World Cup
will end up defeating itself.
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Damian Green’s position
(“Davis threat to quit
if deputy PM is fired
over porn”, 2 December)
gives David Davis an
unexpected opportunity
to escape the EU
negotiations by resigning
on a matter of principle –
thereby not being forced
to admit that the whole
process he supervised
has been a shambles.
Someone is going
to get it in the neck
politically for the mess
we are in and Davis is
trying to ensure it is not
him. It is clearly rats (or
more specifically one
rat) leaving the sinking
ship. Sorry, Mr Davis, you
and your fellow Leave
fanatics own the EU
disaster all the way to
the bitter end. There is no
way out.
JOHN COOKSON
I am sorry to hear
of Steve Connor’s
passing. He was a rare
science journalist,
understanding that
science cannot be
covered properly by
simply reading the
press releases that
journals send out. He
read widely and could
identify stories of actual
importance and ignore
those puffed by the PR
machines that most
people are unaware even
exist in science.
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In this day of mobile
phones. emails, texts,
voice mails, etc, it came
as a breath of fresh
air reading Eleanor
Doughty’s article on the
merits of a handwritten
thank-you to senders of
gifts received (Comment,
2 December). I come
from an age when it
was the norm to write
thank-you letters, and
when it was considered
to be in bad taste or even
rude to stoop to the
use of a typewriter to
acknowledge a present,
no matter how small.
Apart from anything
else, both youngsters
and adults alike could
do with the practice,
as handwriting is in
serious decline.
BRIAN DAVIES
BURY ST EDMUNDS,
SUFFOLK
President Trump sacked
his former national
security adviser Michael
Flynn not because of
what he did but because
he lied about what he did.
It could be a precedent
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Quite apart from the fact
that like Peter Salway
(Your View, 2 December)
I am struggling to get my
head round the idea that
a referendum could, as
some have suggested,
be undemocratic, what
objection could there
possibly be? Brexit is
going to make us all
wealthy and ecstatically
happy: who is going to
vote against it?
PETER MARTIN
that standard, and I doubt
this is happening in the
White House. To put it in
a simpler way, people in
glass houses shouldn’t
throw stones.
DENNIS FITZGERALD
Foolish date for
Trump visit
The ideal date for Donald
Trump’s postponed or
possibly downgraded
visit to the UK would
surely be 1 April, but only
until noon.
MARTIN POPE
WEST BYFLEET, SURREY
Farage defence
is unbelievable
I was totally astounded
to learn of Nigel Farage’s
defence of Donald
Trump’s racist retweets
of Britain First odious
propaganda on The
Andrew Marr Show (3
December). Farage has
promoted division and
hatred, and all in the
guise of patriotism. It is
possible that this man
will soon be eligible for
NATURE
My own
Garden
of Eden
No sales people will call (wedon’t haveany) We never pass on enquirers details
Name:
So where are
Brexit benefits?
Keep on
handwriting
Bad precedent,
Mr President
ef
from bac
k
advocating for both
Leavers and Remainers.
Sorry, Julia, you have left
this reader unswayed.
NICKO GONCHAROFF
TOMORROW
Discovering
a hidden part
of Borneo’s
rainforest
where no
human had
ever set foot
a huge pension from
the EU, an organisation
which he has spent his life
aiming to destroy. I hope
that common sense will
prevail over his dubious
principles and values.
GERAINT WALTERS
AMMANFORD,
CARMARTHENSHIRE
has been sown by those
trying to attribute
spurious significance to
the way the vote falls in a
particular city or region.
FB DICKENS
BIRMINGHAM
Make voting
area-blind
Julia Hartley-Brewer
rather undermines her
claim to “absolutely
respect” the viewpoint
of those who voted
to Remain in the
EU (Comment, 2
December) by criticising
“Remoaners”. Although
I agree with her point
that Theresa May needs
better advisers on Brexit,
her using Daily Mailstyle barbs makes one
doubt she is sincerely
One lesson that must
surely be learnt
for future national
referendums is that the
ballot papers should be
taken to one location
and thoroughly mixed
before being counted,
rather than being tallied
by parliamentary
constituency. No end of
mischief and division
Respect is due
to everybody
Can anyone now
convince me of the
benefits or opportunities
arising from the UK
leaving the European
Union? Although we
were promised a brave
new world post-Brexit,
the country now appears
mired in a perpetual
spiral of diminishing
international prestige,
falling pound and
bickering politicians.
JOHN MATHER
CARLISLE, CUMBRIA
Change World
Cup rules
The World Cup draw
in Moscow last week
confirmed a view I’ve
held for a long time: the
venue should be decided
in a sporting manner.
Whichever country wins
the World Cup should
stage the next one.
Surely Germany would
be more convenient than
Russia in 2018?
MARK TAHA
LONDON
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Cara Delevingne threw an early
Christmas do with Burberry this
weekend, inviting pals Rita Ora, Clara
Paget and Nick Grimshaw along to
her London party.
But when she’s not getting in the
festive spirit, the model and actress
has been calling her humongous
social media following to arms.
She has urged the government to
take action against President Donald
Trump’s recent inflammatory tweets.
Delevingne shared a video with her
40.8 million followers which captures
Labour MP Chris Bryant threatening
to press charges against Trump,
saying: “Racists who stir up hatred
in this country will not be allowed in
this country, and if they come to this
country, they’ll be arrested.”
Delevingne added her own caption:
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Norton pulls lever on the BBC
He’s on a £2.5m annual salary at
the BBC, but that doesn’t mean
Graham Norton won’t speak
his mind. In an interview
with The Observer, he has
criticised the corporation’s
obsession with “balance”
over opinion.
“They don’t defend themselves
robustly enough,” Norton (inset) said.
“They’re so intent on being above
criticism by offering ‘balance’,
but sometimes there isn’t a
balance to be had! Like in the
Brexit referendum – every
argument needs equal time?
Actually no: one opinion
from a lad in Bristol compared
to 16 Nobel prize winners – that’s
not right,” he said.
Pam feels power of cannabis oil
Filming a documentary about the
healing powers of cannabis has
changed Pam St Clement’s life.
The actress, who played
Pat Butcher in EastEnders,
says that she has used
cannabis oil, known as CBD,
every day since her return
from the United States, where
she filmed the programme for
ITV alongside Linda Robson and
Christopher Biggins, to ease the pain
of her arthritis.
“I have to say that it’s
absolutely wonderful,” says
St Clement (inset). “Since I
have got back from America,
I have been taking CBD oil
consistently and my limbs
feel less stiff and less sore.”
She shall, henceforth, be known as
Pot Butcher.
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IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH
Rebecca
Armstrong
In 2014, Rebecca’s husband Nick
was hit by a car and seriously injured.
Here, in one of a series of columns,
she writes about the aftermath of
his accident
A
nd so it came to pass
that I had to build Nick’s
cardboard model of a
T-rex. Even the box broke
my don’t-buy-anything-bigger-than-
your-head rule that Nick loves to
flout. The box mentioned the height
of the model – more than a metre tall
– but not the length – extensive.
I’d bought some pens to colour it
in, thinking that it would be a nice
project, and optimistically assuming
that Nick’s teenage daughter, on a
weekend visit, would get involved,
too. Then I opened the box and
unfurled the damn thing. The body
section was almost two metres long,
and all manner of other bits – legs,
tiny arms – spilled out across the
carpet. Dear God, we’d be colouring
for months! I helped Nick do a
couple of spots on the beast’s flank
(he held the pen, I moved it around),
while Mia sensibly remained glued
to her iPhone.
Even Nick realised that we
may have bitten off more than we
could chew.
“You’d better buy some spray
paint,” he said.
I went to bed
pondering this. I didn’t
really want to spend
money on spray
paint, which makes
me sound horribly
mean but Nick has
no concept of money
these days, which
leaves me, who has only
marginally more, in charge of
the purse strings.
The next morning, while father
and child were still abed, I dug
out the acrylic paints I’d last used
in A-level art and sacrificed a
washing-up sponge to the dinosaur.
A couple of hours later, the
segments were very, very green
and the sponge beyond rescue. I left
them to dry and wondered what
an earth we were going to do with
the creature.
For the past couple of years, Nick
and I have spent Christmas day at
the bungalow with my mum. In the
run-up, my mum teases Nick about
two things. The first is that she’ll
cook something other than turkey
for Christmas lunch (he loves the
stuff and gets ratty at the thought of
going without), the other is that we
shouldn’t get a real Christmas tree,
because the needles go everywhere.
“And last year’s one sat in
the garden for months like a
dying swan.”
I can’t remember whether it was
me or Nick who had the realisation
that as we now had a four-foot-tall
green thing in our possession we
could use it as an alternative
tree. “It’ll save us money!”
exclaimed Nick, showing
that perhaps he listens
to me more than I
thought.
So, the idea was
had, and this weekend,
while everyone was
posting pictures of their
bauble-draped festive
foliage, I was attaching chillishaped fairy lights and tinsel to a
cardboard dinosaur – Tree Rex. We
decided a Santa hat was too much,
but a decorative robin, clipped to the
snout, was just right. We would put
our presents at his feet.
I was in the bedroom when my
mum arrived. I heard a cackle.
“Oh. My. God. I’ve died and gone to
hell!” she said, laughing in disbelief.
“It’s certainly different.”
“No pine needles Carole!” said
Nick, thrilled by her reaction
and to win this round of their
Christmas bickering.
CHRISTMAS
trees, enter my next excuse: a real
tree wouldn’t survive any longer
than two weeks. Lame, I know.
In fact, the Christian 12 days
begins Christmas Day and ends on
Twelfth Night: the Epiphany, when
Christmas gifts are still exchanged
in some cultures. So, we should all be
waiting till then if Christmas was to
have “any real meaning”.
Most of us in the UK celebrate a
secular Christmas, making it unclear
what “real” means. Enter Donald and
Melania. Politicising and polarising
everything, Potus’s and Flotus’s
reverse Midas touch has frosted
the festivities. The US President
will have no “Happy Holidays” PC
nonsense apparently, he is bringing
back “Merry Christmas” bigly.
Melania? She’s redefined OTT with
the White House decorations. And
they went up a week earlier than
usual – it was still Cyber Monday! Do
they have no respect for tradition?
On my way to work, I walk
through London’s Covent Garden,
which looks more festive and
welcoming than ever this year.
Perhaps, as an empty-nester, it’s
triggering a wistfulness for my
children’s wide-eyed excitement at
the big city lights. If they can’t have
that, then the least I can do is make
sure that when they return from
university the decorations are up.
Because to me, the real meaning of
Christmas is the shared happiness of
family and friends. And fairy lights.
Stefano
Hatfield
I give in – it’s
time to deck
the halls
I
know there are many serious
subjects of national importance
that i will cover today. But, I
bet few of them will be as hotly
debated as the proper time to put up
Christmas decorations.
Oops, I may just have betrayed
where I stand – or used to. I was
always “mean dad”, who stood
resolute in the face of emotional
blackmail from my imploring, tearful
children: “It’s not 12 days yet.”
I had no idea why it’s supposed
to be 12 days – other than that song
to which we’ve listened all our lives
without knowing what a turtle dove
is. We’ve been doing it wrong all this
time – apart from those who hold
out till Christmas Eve to buy that
last discounted tree from the petrol
station. As a lifelong lover of “real”
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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been crowned the worstdressed man.
The British actor, 30, tops
the list for 2018, compiled
by GQ magazine. The top
10 also features politician Jacob Rees-Mogg
(in fourth place), documentary maker Louis
Theroux (seventh), music
producer and DJ Marshmello
(eighth) and the fitness coach Joe
Wicks (10th).
But there is better news for The
Crown star Matt Smith (inset), 35,
Kit Harington has featured
in Game of Thrones since
the underwhelming pilot. He said
of becoming a Bieber-like pin-up
for the show: “I don’t particularly
enjoy that.”
who is named best-dressed man.
He is followed by US rapper A$AP
Rocky, The Fly star Jeff Goldblum and
singer Harry Styles.
Brooklyn Beckham, son of
designer Victoria Beckham and ex-footballer
David, appears to be following in his mother’s
footsteps with a head for
fashion, scooping ninth
place.
Actors Andrew Garfield, Riz Ahmed and Ryan
Reynolds and grime artist
Skepta also make the top 10.
The list is voted for by GQ staff
alongside experts from the fashion and celebrity worlds, including
Giorgio Armani, Christopher Bailey,
Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and
Sir Paul Smith.
The worst-dressed top 10 also includes comic Paul Merton, YouTube
supercar expert Shmee150, singer
Morrissey, business magnate Elon
Musk and the vlogger PewDiePie.
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By Laura Harding
Kit Harington saw
off the likes of Jacob
Rees-Mogg and Louis
Theroux for the
unenviable title PA
The winner of Robot Wars has said
his victory has given him “a fairy
tale ending”. Team captain Michael
Oates, 19, a student at Durham University, bagged victory by the judges’
vote with machine Eruption, defeating previous champion Carbide.
The two robots also faced off in the
final in the last series of the BBC Two
show, when Carbide was victorious.
Mr Oates said: “It was
kind of like a fairy tale
ending because it was
Eruption vs Carbide
again, and because
we had been put in
the same heat again
it was the fourth time
we fought them.”
He added the hardest
thing about the competition had been regrouping after
losing to Carbide in the last series.
Mr Oates, who built the robot with
his father, Adrian (pictured), said:
“There were a couple of months of
depression, not in a bad way, but the
robot was annihilated.
“There was never any question of
giving up, we were always going to
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The Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has stepped down as
president of the Australian screen
industry’s academy following a
complaint of “inappropriate behaviour” against him .
The stage and screen veteran,
66, denies the claim, which dates
back to 2015 when he was starring in a production of King Lear
with the Sydney Theatre
Company.
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unaware of the
exact nature of
the complaint.
Rush (inset),
who starred in
Pirates of the Caribbean and The King’s
Speech, has stepped down as president of the Australian Academy of
Cinema and Television Arts “until
these issues have been resolved”.
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Girls
claim visa
victory
Members of the
Afghan all-girls
robotics team wait
in the practice area
of the 2017 First
Global Challenge
competition in
Washington.
The team won
their first encounter
at an international
robotics competition
in the United States,
but perhaps the
most significant fact
was that they were
there at all.
They had twice
been denied visas,
until an intervention
by the Trump
administration
allowed the team of six
from Herat to strike
a blow for gender
equality and national
pride. AFP/GETTY
PHILIPPINES
Vaccine for dengue fever
may make disease worse
By Harriet Agerholm
The Philippines is prepared for a
“worst-case scenario” after warnings that a vaccine against dengue
fever could cause symptoms of the
disease to become more severe.
The French pharmaceutical giant
Sanofi Pasteur has admitted that
clinical data showed Dengvaxia, the
first licensed dengue vaccine, could
make the disease worse in people
who had not previously been infected
Out of more than 211,000
suspected cases of
dengue fever in the Philippines
last year, at least 1,000
people had died, according to
government figures.
with the virus. The Government sus- was only given to children aged nine
pended a school-based immunisation or older, and that the immunisation
programme after the revelations, scheme only operated in areas where
which came after more than 733,000 dengue was already widespread.
children had been immunised.
Those who had been vaccinated
Dengue is a viral infection
“are being followed up for adspread by mosquitoes
verse effects,” he said.
which causes a rash,
He added that the
fever, aches and sickhealth department
ness. Most cases
was checking hospiare mild, but comtal records for acute
plications can be
cases of dengue. But
The
number
of
life-threatening.
Sanofi had said it could
children immunised
Sanofi Pasteur said
take around five years
with the faulty
Dengvaxia did provide
for
such severe dengue
vaccine
persistent protective
cases to become evident.
benefit in those who had
The Philippines Health
previously had dengue.
Secretary, Francisco Duque
“The Department of Health is III, said new recommendations
prepared for a worst-case scenario,” would be released later this month by
spokesman Eric Tayag told ABS- World Health Organisation experts.
CBN television. He said the vaccine THE INDEPENDENT
733,000
VENEZUELA
Talks fail to resolve Caracas crisis
By Andreina Aponte
IN CARACAS
Members of Venezuela’s government
and opposition coalition failed to
reach a deal in a new round of talks in
the Dominican Republic on Saturday.
The two sides were aiming to resolve the Opec nation’s protracted
political crisis but now plan to meet
in two weeks to try again. Various
HONDURAS
One dead after election protests
By Freddy Cuevas
IN TEGUCIGALPA
The main opposition candidate
has called for Honduras’s disputed
presidential election to be held
again after the country erupted
in protests over the delayed vote
count that have left at least one
person dead.
Both incumbent President Juan
Orlando Hernandez and his rival,
television personality Salvador
Nasralla, claimed victory in last
Sunday’s vote, which the opposition
says was filled with irregularities. AP
One-minute Wijuko
In Saturday’s
Wines for Christmas
Plan ahead and stock up on the
best wines to match the occasion
mediation efforts have failed in recent years. Foes accuse President
Nicolas Maduro of exploiting dialogue to buy time, while he says the
opposition prefers violence.
The disparate Democratic Unity
coalition failed to dislodge Mr Maduro in street protests earlier this year
and then succumbed to infighting.
It wants guaranteed free elections
next year. REUTERS
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IRAN
Port expansion
strengthens
Tehran influence
By Mark Potter
Iran has opened a $1bn (£740m)
extension of its south-eastern
Chabahar port, which Tehran
hopes will help the country to
become a key transit route to
landlocked Afghanistan and
Central Asia, competing with a
Anti-Saudi rebel alliance
falls apart in Sanaa clashes
By Ahmed Al-Haj
IN SANAA
AFGHANISTAN
Sonar image
Suicide bomber
not missing sub kills six people
Hopes that the missing
Argentinian submarine had
been found have been dashed
after a blurry sonar image of
an object deep in the South
Atlantic turned out to be a
sunken fishing vessel.
Rescuers had sent
an unmanned Russian
submersible to review the
197ft object located 1,565ft
below sea level. The ARA San
Juan, that went missing on
15 November with 44 crew on
board, was 216ft in length – and
officials said the image was
“unclear”. AP
YEMEN
A suicide bomber riding on a
motorcycle struck yesterday outside a football stadium in eastern
Afghanistan, killing at least six people and wounding 13, an Afghan
official said.
Among those killed in the attack in
Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar
province, were a woman and a small
child, according to Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial
governor.
Mr Khogyani said the attack took
place shortly after a pro-government
rally ended at the stadium.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. AP
nearby Pakistani port. President
Hassan Rouhani inaugurated
the expansion, carried out with
an investment of $1bn including
$235m from India, which has
tripled the port’s capacity to 8.5
million tonnes a year.
India has committed $500m
to the Chabahar port on the
Gulf of Oman, which is Iran’s
closest port to the Indian Ocean
and would allow it to bypass
rival Pakistan. But New Delhi
has proceeded cautiously at
a time when the US has taken
an aggressive new approach
towards Tehran. REUTERS
Yemen’s rebel alliance appeared to
completely unravel yesterday, the
fifth day of clashes in the capital,
Sanaa, where the Shia rebels are
facing off with the former president’s
fighters in deadly street fighting that
has forced residents to barricade
themselves indoors.
Clashes between those loyal to expresident Ali Abdullah Saleh and the
Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis
first erupted last week. The two were
allies in the war against a Saudi-led
coalition seeking to restore Yemen’s
internationally recognised President
Uganda
Richard Opio dipped a dirtstained hand into the pinkish
beans, marveling at the
dramatic changes they’ve
made for his family. They used
to harvest two sacks of normal
beans; now they take in six.
The so-called “super bean”,
a fast-maturing, high-yield
variety, is being promoted by
Uganda’s government and
agriculture experts amid
efforts to feed hunger-prone
parts of Africa. It’s also a
step toward the next goal:
the “super, super bean” that
researchers hope can be
created through genetic editing.
The beans that Mr Opio now
tends are thrilling farmers
in this impoverished part
of northern Uganda that is
under considerable strain
after the recent arrival
of more than one million
refugees from its war-torn
neighbour, South Sudan.
The International Centre
for Tropical Agriculture says
the beans have been bred by
conventional means to resist
the drought conditions that
can lead to starvation as arable
land disappears.
Now, the super beans are
finding a following in northern
Uganda. After a neighbour
noticed that Mr Opio’s plants
were performing well, he
bought a sample. The beans
are also being traded across
the border in turbulent South
Sudan, where famine is once
again a threat. AP
Rodney Muhumuza
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to power
and dislodge the rebel alliance out
of Sanaa.
Meanwhile, Mr Hadi, who is in
Paddling
the Seine
at sunrise
Nearly 700 stand-up
paddlers took part
in the annual Nautic
SUP Paris Crossing
competition on the
Seine yesterday,
beginning at first light.
The 12km event, held as
part of the Paris Boat
Show, has become so
popular in its eight
years that organisers
use a lottery system
to award entries.
REUTERS
SOUTH AFRICA
Zuma to restore diplomatic ties with Morocco
South Africa and Morocco will
resume diplomatic ties more
than a decade after Morocco
withdrew its ambassador from
Pretoria, South African President
Jacob Zuma said in a newspaper
interview published yesterday.
Morocco recalled its ambassador
from South Africa in 2004 after the
former South African President,
Thabo Mbeki, recognised a breakaway region in the Western Sahara
which Morocco claims as part of
its territory.
“Morocco is an African nation and
we need to have relations with them,”
Mr Zuma told City Press in the interview. “We never had problems with
them anyway; they were the first to
withdraw diplomatic relations.”
Zuma met Morocco’s King
Mohammed last week on the sidelines
of an African Union-European Union
summit. REUTERS
INDIA
ISRAEL
NORTH KOREA
Tycoon faces
extradition
MP questioned Kim thanks tyre
over corruption factory workers
Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya is set
to face an extradition hearing in
London that should determine
whether he is sent back to
India to face money-laundering
allegations related to the collapse
of several of his businesses.
The Westminster Magistrates’
Court hearing, which begins today
and is due to last eight days, will
be widely followed in India, where
Mr Mallya is known for his flashy
lifestyle and lavish parties. AP
Israeli police are questioning a close
ally of Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu about corruption.
Coalition whip David Bitan was
being questioned yesterday about
accusations that he promoted the
interests of criminals in return
for debt relief while he was a
municipal politician, prior to his
election to parliament.
Mr Bitan is behind a drive to
support the beleaguered PM, who
faces corruption accusations. AP
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Postcard
From...
An armed Houthi follower celebrates
in Tahrir Square, Sanaa REUTERS
Saudi Arabia in self-imposed exile,
appeared to extend an offer of
reconciliation to his predecessor, Mr
Saleh. In a statement from Riyadh,
Mr Hadi said his side will support
“any party confronting Houthi
terrorist gangs”.
The offer followed a televised
statement on Saturday by Mr Saleh
in which he announced that he and his
party, the People’s General Congress,
were open to dialogue and willing to
turn a “new page” in dealings with the
Saudi-led coalition.
If Mr Saleh and his fighters switch
sides and join the Saudi-led coalition
and Mr Hadi’s loyalists, the Houthis
would become completely isolated. AP
North Korea says its leader Kim
Jong-un has thanked workers at
a factory that built the tyres for
a vehicle used to transport a new
intercontinental ballistic missile
that was test-launched this week.
The Korean Central News
Agency says Mr Kim tasked the
Amnokgang Tyre Factory in
September with producing the
tyres for the missile trucks during
preparations for the “great event
in November”. AP
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Mirror-signal-manoeuvre: one wet
December morning in Coventry in
the late Seventies, I followed the
learner driver’s mantra and fluked
my way through a driving test at my
first attempt.
Four decades on, I find myself
retaking the exam to see what new
motorists have to master. I am ignoring the examiner, Richard Gladman,
even though he is among Britain’s top
motoring-skills experts.
Instead, I am listening to the satnav, which from today becomes an
essential part of the driving test. It
is one of several changes to the test
The manoeuvre
demanding drivers
reverse into a side street without
hitting the kerb or straying too
far across the road will no longer
be included in tests.
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(but at least it’s lost
the three-point turn)
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which, says the Driver and Vehicle
Standards Agency, “are designed to
make sure new drivers have the skills
they’ll need to help them through a
lifetime of safe driving”.
After a careful M-S-M, I set off into
the suburban traffic to see how the
test is changing.
The “independent driving” section
of the test has been doubled, from 10
to 20 minutes, with the extra time allotted to a satnav guided section.
The idea of the satnav section is to
make the test more like real life.
The chosen route required concentration – with the added hazards
of a couple of awkward turns, badly
parked cars and some dreadful driving by other road users. But so nothing can be taken for granted, one in
five driving tests won’t use a satnav.
On my first test, the “three-point
turn” took me five manoeuvres.
Happily, under the new system I do
not have to attempt the same performance. Instead there will be one
real-life challenge chosen from three
Simon Calder
passed with only
seven minor errors
THE INDEPENDENT
Examiners to
strike as new
test launched
By Alan Jones
possibilities: driving into a parking
bay and backing out; parallel parking; or pulling up on the right-hand
side of the road, reversing for two car
lengths and rejoining the traffic.
The terror of the first test accompanied me, with the added alarm of
suddenly being asked to demonstrate
how to wash the windscreen. It was a
50-50 bet as to whether I would activate the washer or the headlights.
You are allowed 15 minor errors
before you fail. Despite trying as
hard as I could, I still amassed seven
errors but “passed” nonetheless.
THE INDEPENDENT
Driving-test examiners are launching a 48-hour strike today as an updated test is launched.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union will mount
picketlinesoutsidetestcentresacross
the country today and tomorrow.
The union said examiners are
being told to work longer, harder and
for no extra pay when the new tests
are introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
PCS general secretary Mark
Serwotka said: “PCS members in the
DVSA have tried to negotiate around
their concerns but the door has been
slammed shut in their face.
“They now feel they have no alternative but to take industrial action to
bring home to the public how damaging the DVSA proposals are.”
The DVSA said the new test offered
a more realistic assessment of driving skills: “PCS’s shameless industrial
action is not about the safety of the
new test, it’s about the implementation of the standardised modernised
employment contract which was introduced in 2014 that PCS members
voted overwhelmingly to accept.”
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BANGLADESH
Inside Cox’s Bazar: a place
of safety but little hope
Camps funded
by donations
from the UK are
offering sanctuary
and some
dignity to fleeing
Rohingya, writes
Nicola Peckett
I
t’s her short, shallow breaths
that I first notice. I turn
around and see a strikingly
elegant girl standing behind
me in the crowd outside a
Save the Children aid distribution
point, her chest rapidly rising
and falling. Nearby, her father,
Sayed, marks a register to show
that he has collected his aid
packages – shelter, household
and hygiene kits – funded by
the generous donations of the
British public to the Disasters
Emergency Committee’s recent
appeal to help Rohingya people
fleeing Myanmar.
Sayed tells me that his
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10-year-old daughter Layru has
been having trouble breathing
since they arrived at the
Moinerghona refugee camp in the
Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh
two months ago. He says that they
think it is because she can’t sleep
but they are also not sure if she
has a chest infection brought on
by days spent indoors cooking
for the family over an open fire in
the corner of their tiny makeshift
shelter in the hot, humid and often
muddy camp.
Layru has taken on the role of
mother, helping her father with
the household chores and looking
after her younger siblings. Sayed
tells me that he fled his village
in Myanmar with just his wife,
children and the clothes he is
wearing today. He thought he
had managed to get his entire
family to safety but his wife was
shot and died crossing the Naf
river, the short stretch of water
that separates Myanmar and
Bangladesh, so close to the shore
that marks the line between terror
and sanctuary.
Over the four days that I spend
in the camps where more than
600,000 people, mostly Rohingya
women and children, have sought
refuge in the past three months,
I hear many similar accounts of
terrified people running for their
lives as the military attacked their
villages. I join a group of around
15 to 20 women at a “safe space”
run by ActionAid and funded by
the DEC appeal on the side of
the main path running through
Moinerghona camp. Despite the
bustle outside, it’s a quiet space,
private, and the women sit on the
floor around the edge of the room,
partitioned off from other parts of
the centre by tarpaulin.
It takes a while for them to open
up but then, one by one, they tell
their stories of why they fled their
homes in Mynamar – of how they
were at home cooking or doing
their morning prayers when the
shooting started, how throats
were slashed, how children were
thrown into fires, how rice paddy
fields filled with bodies left for
the dogs to eat. Tears trickle
down some of the women’s faces
while others hold on to each other
and they are packed in a circle
around me, desperate to tell their
accounts and have them heard.
The ActionAid centre provides
a counsellor to listen to and
help each woman, as well as
areas for women and adolescent
girls to learn new skills such as
embroidery. The centre also
provides lessons in reading and
writing, as many are illiterate.
The women receive “dignity
kits” containing a set of clothes,
sandals, sanitary napkins, soap
and most importantly a small
lamp so they can find their way to
a latrine safely at night. Halima, 25
years old, one of the women I meet
at the centre, shows me where she
is living, about a 10-minute walk
from the centre, and I see the
lamp from her dignity kit hanging
in the doorway.
Halima tells me her husband
was taken away by the military
two years ago and she hasn’t
heard from him since. Two and
a half months ago she fled here
with her two children. She doesn’t
smile, her eyes look blank and
hollow. She says she is relieved
to be able to sleep free from fear
and thankful for the aid she has
received. But she cannot yet
express hope for the future.
It’s the same when I go to the
Red Cross field hospital and meet
27-year-old Hasina, who gave
birth the day before to a baby boy,
born a month prematurely. The
baby would probably have died
had he not been born in a stateof-the-art operating theatre set in
a quiet plantation just to the side
of the busy main thoroughfare
through the camps. Hasina cannot
express any hopes for her son; she
doesn’t even seem to understand
the question as she stares
impassively at the baby. It’s a clear
illustration of why the counselling
and psychological help women
are receiving in the camps is so
important not only for themselves,
but also their children.
I am struck wherever I go in
the camps by a quiet calm that
I can’t quite put a name to. Is it
stoicism? Is it the sense of peace
that comes from simply being alive
and free from fear? Or are feelings
about the horrors witnessed being
suppressed? The various camps
that are now home to more than
600,000 have merged into one
vast sprawl spread over many
muddy hills that just a few months
ago were a rolling green nature
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Above, Layru,
10, who lost
her mother
while escaping;
left, Nicola
Peckett with
Halima, 25,
who fled with
two children;
Hasina’s baby
boy, born
prematurely
in a medical
facility in the
camps PADDY
DOWLING
VOICES
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reserve. The aid effort is now wellorganised and trucks delivering
supplies move up and down the
main road all day long. The paths
through the camps are a neverending stream of people carrying
water, aid supplies, firewood,
long bamboo poles and enormous
concrete rings for making pit
latrines. But in four days I never
once hear a raised or angry voice
and, despite the continuous flow of
hundreds of thousands of people
around me, I feel entirely safe.
One Red Cross aid worker tells me
they had never known refugees
anywhere in the world stand so
patiently in line in such heat to be
registered and receive aid without
any tension or anger.
I do hear some laughter though,
when we visit a school on a small
tarpaulin-covered ledge reached
by clambering up some narrow
muddy steps carved out of a
hillside. The children are being
visited by the Bangladesh Red
Crescent’s energetic volunteers
who are running interactive
sessions promoting the importance
of good hygiene to prevent the
spread of cholera and other
communicable diseases that can
spread in makeshift camps such as
this with devastating effects.
The DEC appeal is funding these
sessions and we join the children
learning how to wash their hands
properly. There is no end to the
stream of enthusiastic children
eager to demonstrate good handwashing techniques as they get
to keep the bar of soap at the end
of their display. The children also
sing songs and are entertained by
Romana Akter, one of the hygiene
promoters, who has made her own
hand-puppets, and the place is
filled with laughter and clapping;
a contrast with the horror these
young children will have witnessed
during their flight from Myanmar.
Finally, on my last day, I do
eventually see one woman smile.
I meet Nur Asha, 30, at a Save the
Children clinic built with DEC
funds right on the furthest reaches
of the camps. It has been set up
to help the newest arrivals. Nur
Asha’s eight-month-old daughter is
suffering from acute malnutrition
and is being treated with fortified
peanut paste. Nur Asha has
managed to get to Bangladesh with
her four children and her husband
and feels grateful that her family
are safe and that her daughter will
have a chance to recover. We need
to be satisfied with what we have
here, she says.
Perhaps this is why I cannot
find anyone who expresses hope
for the future or even seems to
understand the question. Perhaps
when you have recently fled your
home with only the clothes you are
wearing and, in the case of Sayed,
who lost his wife within sight of
sanctuary, you ask for no more
than to be safe and to be fed. And
thanks to generous donations from
people in the UK, for now that
is possible.
The writer is director of
communications at the Disasters
Emergency Committee, a coalition
of 13 leading UK aid charities that
act together in times of crisis. To
support the DEC’s Emergency
Appeal for people fleeing Myanmar
visit dec.org.uk
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27
SOCIETY
‘This house gave
me the sense that
I belong here’
Amy’s Place helps women under 30 deal
with addiction. By Heather Saul
A
fter a chaotic childhood
marked by abuse and
addiction, Chantelle,
22, finally has some
peace. She lives in Amy’s
Place, the co-housing community
in east London built in singer Amy
Winehouse’s memory. It is the only
recovery house in the UK dedicated
to helping women under 30 who
have experienced addiction.
Amy’s Place bridges the gap
between rehabilitation and
completely independent living. It
was set up by the Amy Winehouse
Foundation, a charity established
by the Winehouse family in 2011. It
opened in August 2016 – five years
after Amy Whitehouse’s sudden
death from accidental alcohol
poisoning, aged 27.
Chantelle arrived a year ago
after a stint in an intensive rehab
programme. Rehab taught her to
how to be productive, structure her
day and respect those around her.
“It was things like getting out of bed
at a certain time, motivating yourself
– things I rebelled against before,”
she says. “Back in active addiction I
was really disrespectful and angry. I
spoke to people like shit.”
Chantelle’s favourite drugs were
cannabis and cocaine, although
she also sometimes used ketamine
and speed. Her first drink was
aged 14 while in care. After her 16th
birthday, she moved back in with an
alcoholic parent. “I thought that had
changed, but nothing had,” she said.
Chantelle came from a rehab
facility in Preston to live in Amy’s
Place and had dreamed of living in
a big city. When she arrived to be
assessed, Winehouse’s stepmother,
Jane Winehouse, was outside the
front giving media interviews. It
made her realise this was a unique
place, and made her excited.
“This house gave me a good
sense – the sense that I belong here,”
she says. From that moment, she
desperately hoped she would be
offered a flat. “I grew up around
addicts. Seeing the life they led… it’s
given me more fight inside to go ‘no –
I’m not going back to that’.
“At times I’d look at a bottle of
wine and think I’ve got to pick it up.
But no, not a chance.”
There are 12 self-contained flats
at Amy’s Place. On the ground
floor sits a communal kitchen and
a living room; a framed portrait of
Amy hangs on the wall and plants
decorate windowsills. Kitchen tables
are pushed to the side for yoga and
meditation and then pulled back
It’s about women
being confident and
comfortable enough to
admit they have a problem
Amy Winehouse’s family set up the
house in her memory AFP/GETTY
together for group meetings. A
timetable lists communal meetings
and massage and reiki sessions.
Someone comes in each week
for relapse prevention sessions.
Residents can live in flats for up
to two years and come and go as
they please. They have to engage in
activities outside of the house such
as education or volunteering.
Women living through addiction
have often experienced physical or
mental abuse, trauma or coercive
relationships. Eytan Alexander,
founder of UK Addiction Treatment
Centres, said the organisation
has seen a 25 per cent rise in the
number of women being admitted
so far this year compared to 2016,
while spending on drug and alcohol
support services across England has
been cut dramatically.
“It’s not about women needing
a different treatment service to
men,” she says. “It’s about women
being confident and comfortable
enough to admit they have a
problem and then being able to be
looked after in a way that works for
them, taking into account things
like childcare and careers.
“We must provide better education
on the dangers of drug addiction as
well as help those who are dependent
to recover but ultimately, cutting
budgets by £100m annually is a huge
threat to that.”
Chantelle is among the first
women to live in a house born out of
Winehouse’s legacy. Chantelle was
studying for a beauty qualification,
but it soon became apparent this
was not the vocation for her. “I
thought – I can’t pluck eyebrows,”
she says. “I can’t even do nails!”
Now she has her sights set firmly
on the political sphere and wants to
become a voice for other vulnerable
women. “I want to give to society
what society has been giving to me.”
Television Monday 4 December
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
The Real Marigold On Tour
9pm, BBC1
It would be ironic if, after all their
globe-trotting, Bobby George,
Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep
and Rosemary Shrager (all left)
decided to retire to Bexhill-on-Sea
or Torquay. It’s also unlikely as they
are proving to be an adventurous lot,
beginning this series by sampling
pensioner life in Chengdu in China
– the ever forthright Margolyes
declaring the regional cuisine to be
“too bloody authentic” and George
not much fancying the local tea. But
then to some extent, this series is
Grumpy Old Men/Women by other
means, as they take a high-speed
bullet train to meet some pandas
– Shrager not understanding what
all the fuss is about.
===
===
3.45pm, BBC1
It’s funny how each year television
chefs propose roasting a goose
instead of a turkey and most of us
carry on regardless with the latter,
but then traditions are hard to shake
off at Christmas. Dave Myers and Si
King don paper hats for this daytime
look at “alternatives” to the usual
festive fare. More sprouts, anyone?
8.30pm, BBC1
James Acaster is new to me but the
Kettering comedian makes a strong
impression in this week’s edition
with his (tall?) tales of sleeping in a
bush in Basingstoke and a young
friend putting cabbage leaves in his
bed. Making less of a mark are
Melvin Odoom and Cold Feet’s Fay
Ripley, while can you believe that
Gabby Logan deliberately tripped up
a child during a school sports day?
The Hairy Bikers Home For
Christmas
===
Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life
8pm, Channel 4
The Bake Off judge takes us back to
his roots on Merseyside, visiting his
mum, Jill, sharing his dad’s recipe for
baps and his own “spectacularly
mediocre” school reports.
Would I Lie To You?
===
Employable Me
9pm, BBC2
Job-seeking is a tough enough
process without having to cope with
a disability and this eye-opening
series continues with Nicola, 26, who
6.00 An Island Parish:
Falklands (R) (S). 6.30
Claimed And Shamed (R)
(S). 7.15 Royal Recipes
(R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
Mary Berry’s Country
House Secrets (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics
(S). 1.00 Live Snooker: UK
Championship Coverage
of the sixth day at the
Barbican Centre in York
(S). 5.15 Put Your Money
Where Your Mouth Is (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder
(S). 3.00 Dickinson’s Real
Deal (S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (R) (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.20 3rd Rock From The
Sun (R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
(S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.30 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.00
Frasier (R). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Jamie And
Jimmy’s Friday Night
Feast (R) (S). 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary (S).
12.05 Kirstie’s Handmade
Christmas (S). 12.25 FILM:
A Christmas Proposal
(Michael Feifer 2008) (S).
2.10 Countdown (S). 3.00
Lost And Found (S). 4.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 5.00 Four In A
Bed (R) (S). 5.30 Come Dine
With Me (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.35
GPs: Behind Closed
Doors (R) (S). 12.25 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.25
5 News At Lunchtime
(S). 1.30 Neighbours (S).
2.00 FILM: Christmas
Cookies (James Head 2016)
Romantic drama, starring
Jill Wagner and Wes
Brown (S). 3.45 FILM: The
Christmas Calendar (Allan
Harmon 2017) Premiere.
Romantic drama, starring
Laura Bell Bundy and
Brendon Zub (S). 5.30 5
News At 5.30 (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Celebrity
Eggheads (S).
6.30 Strictly Come
Dancing – It
Takes Two (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(S).
6.30 Hollyoaks
Prince and
Sally help each
other out (S).
6.00 Neighbours
Piper comes
clean about her
panic attacks (R)
(S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 MOTD: FA Cup
3rd Round Draw
(S).
7.30 Wild
Cameramen At
Work (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street Sarah
receives
devastating
news about
Gary (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by Matt
Baker and Alex
Jones (S).
7.30 Jihadis You Pay
For – Panorama
(S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Would I Lie
To You? With
James Acaster,
Gabby Logan
and Fay Ripley
(S).
8.00 University
Challenge The
second round
continues (S).
8.30 Nigella: At My
Table Last in the
series (S).
8.00 The Martin
Lewis Money
Show (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
9pm
9.00 The Real
Marigold On
Tour Celebrities
sample
retirement in
China (S).
9.00 Employable Me
A woman with
cerebral palsy
and a visually
impaired man
try to find work
(S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Island Medics (S). 10.00
Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Claimed And Shamed
(S). 11.45 The Sheriffs
Are Coming (R) (S). 12.15
Bargain Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather
(S). 1.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather (S). 1.45
Doctors (S). 2.15 Armchair
Detectives (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
The Hairy Bikers Home
For Christmas (S). 4.30
Money For Nothing (R) (S).
5.15 Pointless (R) (S).
6pm
11pm
Late
is determined not to let her cerebral
palsy get in the way of her ambitions
of writing for a living, while
visually-impaired Marve has an even
bigger incentive to join the
workforce – he and his partner Becky
are expecting their first child.
===
The Art That Made Mexico:
Paradise, Power And Prayers
9pm, BBC4
Photographer Alinka Echeverria is
our guide to three millennia of
Mexican art, although, as she makes
plain in this opening episode, for
several centuries following the
Spanish conquest of the 1500s
painting and sculpture were
slavishly European in influence.
Echeverria charts the slow process
in which Mexican art discovered its
Nicola features in
‘Employable Me’
9pm, BBC2
6.00 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(R) (S). 6.20 Planet’s
Got Talent (R) (S). 6.45
Dinner Date (R) (S). 7.35
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.00
Coronation Street (R) (S).
8.30 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.00 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
9.50 Dinner Date (R) (S).
10.50 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of Here! (R) (S).
12.20 Emmerdale (R) (S).
12.50 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 1.20 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.50 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show (S).
2.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.50 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
6.00 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of
Here! Celebrity
survival
challenge (R) (S).
Dave Myers joins longtime co-host Si King in
‘The Hairy Bikers
Home for Christmas’
3.45pm, BBC1
‘Paul Hollywood:
A Baker’s Life’
8pm, Channel 4
7.00 Weather Terror:
Eye Of The
Storm The
story of a heroic
cruise ship
entertainer (R)
(S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Christmas
University
Challenge 2015
Aberdeen takes
on Sheffield (R).
7.15 FILM: Europa
Report
(Sebastian
Cordero 2013)
Sci-fi thriller,
starring Daniel
Wu (S).
8.00 Paul Hollywood:
A Baker’s Life
(S).
8.30 Supershoppers
(S).
8.00 Sinkholes:
Sucked To Death
Documentary
examining the
underlying
forces behind
sinkholes (S).
8.00 Mexico: Earth’s
Festival Of
Life Exploring
the country’s
wildlife,
landscape and
culture (R) (S).
9.00 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of
Here! Celebrity
survival
challenge (S).
9.00 999: What’s
Your
Emergency?
The effects of
rising levels
of stress and
anxiety (S).
9.00 Concorde:
Designing The
Dream The story
of the world’s
first supersonic
passenger
airliner (S).
9.00 The Art That
Made Mexico:
Paradise, Power
And Prayers
New series (S).
10.00Insert Name
Here With
James Acaster,
Kate Williams
and Lauren
Laverne (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
10.00First Dates
A recipe
developer’s date
with a rugby
referee gets off
to a good start
(S).
10.00JFK’s Secret
Killer: The
Evidence The
events of John
F Kennedy’s
assassination
(R) (S).
10.00Handmade In
Mexico New
series (S).
10.30 Britain’s Lost
Masterpieces (R)
(S).
11.30 Michael
McIntyre’s
Big Show
With Jessie J,
Stereophonics
and Alan
Shearer (R) (S).
11.15 Snooker: UK
Championship
Action from
the opening
matches in the
third round (S).
11.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
11.15 Killer Women
With Piers
Morgan (R) (S).
11.05 Don’t Tell The
Bride Groom
Billy plans a
pig-themed
wedding (S).
11.05 JFK Jr: The
Crash That
Killed A
Kennedy (S).
11.30 Mugabe And
The Democrats:
Storyville (R) (S).
11.15 FILM: 20 Feet
From Stardom
(Morgan
Neville 2013)
Documentary
about backing
singers (S).
11.30 Family Guy
Brian becomes
a best-selling
writer (R) (S).
12.30 The Graham Norton
Show (R) (S). 1.25 BBC
News (S).
12.05 Snooker: UK
Championship Extra
(S). 2.05 Sign Zone:
Countryfile (R) (S). 3.00
Sign Zone: Blue Planet
II (R) (S). 4.00 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.15 Life Inside Jail:
Hell On Earth (R) (S). 1.05
Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.05 Life Stripped Bare
(R) (S). 1.20 One Born
Every Minute (R) (S). 2.15
The Secret Life Of 5 Year
Olds (R) (S). 3.10 FILM: Like
Father, Like Son (Hirokazu
Koreeda 2013) (S). 5.10
Draw It! (R) (S).
12.05 Aircrash: The
Downing Of Flight 8509
(R) (S). 1.00 SuperCasino
(S). 3.10 Britain’s Greatest
Bridges (R) (S). 4.00 Now
That’s Funny! (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Divine Designs (R) (S).
1.00 Pappano’s Classical
Voices (R) (S). 2.00 How
To Be A Surrealist With
Philippa Perry (R) (S). 3.00
The Art That Made Mexico:
Paradise, Power And
Prayers (R) (S). 4.00 Close
1.05 FILM: Kill Your
Friends (Owen Harris
2015) Drama, starring
Nicholas Hoult (S). 3.15
Close
12.00 Family Guy (R) (S).
12.30 Family Guy (R) (S).
1.00 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.30 Scorpion (R) (S). 2.20
Teleshopping 5.50 ITV2
Nightscreen
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed At
Christmas!
Festive foulups, narrated by
Harry Hill (R) (S).
8.00 Two And A
Half Men Alan
is visited by
Charlie’s ghost
(R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: The Maze
Runner (Wes
Ball 2014) Sci-fi
adventure,
starring Dylan
O’Brien (S).
9.00 Family Guy
Vladimir Putin
comes to
Quahog (S).
9.30 Ghosted (S).
10.00American Dad!
(S).
10.30 I’m A Celebrity:
Extra Camp (S).
NEWS
2-27
own identity in the years following
independence in 1810 and
revolution in 1910. The programme
is followed by Handmade in Mexico, a
new series looking at local crafts,
starting with the colourful loosefitting tunic called a huipil – as
famously worn by Frida Kahlo.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Mugabe And The Democrats:
Storyville
11.30pm, BBC4
A timely repeat for director Camilla
Nielsson’s outstanding 2014
documentary following a member of
Robert Mugabe’s ruling party and a
member of the opposition appointed
to lead Zimbabwe through the
process of writing a new
constitution – an operation that
proves perilous to both men.
VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
i
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
FILM OF THE DAY
===
9pm, ITV4
(Guy Hamilton, 1973)
It may not strive for the realism of
recent Bond films, but Roger Moore’s
first outing as the dapper superspy
(left) was influenced by the then
burgeoning blaxploitation cinema,
and in Yaphet Kotto’s Harlem heroin
dealer Mr Big, it has one of the series’
most credible villains and plots. It’s
also got the best Bond theme tune (by
Paul McCartney and Wings), great
chase scenes (speedboats and buses
as well as cars), Jane Seymour as the
demure clairvoyant love interest
Solitaire, Gloria Hendry as the first
African American Bond girl, lots of
gadgets, bad quips, arched eyebrows,
and the colourful voodoo priest
Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder).
3.45pm, Sky Cinema Select
(Rob Reiner, 1986)
A middle-aged writer (Richard
Dreyfuss) reminisces about one
summer day in the late 1950s, when
he and his buddies journeyed into
the woods to look for a dead body and
came out a little bit closer, older and
wiser. A touching, astute rites-ofpassage drama, played to perfection.
Live And Let Die
Stand By Me
===
20 Feet From Stardom
11.15pm, Film4
(Morgan Neville, 2013)
This Oscar-winning documentary
shines a spotlight on to previously
unsung subjects: the backing singers
who made acts such as Elvis and the
Rolling Stones sound good.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 8.00
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 9.00
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.25
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.20
A Touch Of Frost (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.40 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
3.45 A Touch Of Frost (R)
(S). 5.50 Heartbeat (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Charmed (R) (S). 9.00 Rules
Of Engagement (R) (S).
9.30 Rules Of Engagement
(R) (S). 10.00 Black-ish
(R) (S). 10.30 Black-ish (R)
(S). 11.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 11.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 12.00 New Girl (R) (S).
12.30 New Girl (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 2.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
4.00 New Girl (R) (S). 4.30
New Girl (R) (S). 5.00 Kevin
Can Wait (R) (S). 5.30 Kevin
Can Wait (R) (S).
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 10.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 10.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.40
A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 1.40 A Place In
The Sun: Winter Sun (R)
(S). 2.45 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 3.50 Time Team
(R) (S). 4.55 Time Team (R)
(S). 5.55 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo (R) (S).
6.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
6.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
7.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
7.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
8.00 It’s Me Or The Dog (R).
9.00 The Dog Whisperer (R)
(S). 10.00 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 10.30 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 11.00 Modern Family
(R) (S). 11.30 Modern
Family (R) (S). 12.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 1.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
4.00 Stargate SG-1 (R) (S).
5.00 The Simpsons (R) (S).
5.30 Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Fish Town (R) (S). 8.00
The Guest Wing (R) (S).
9.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 10.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S).
12.00 House (R) (S). 1.00
Without A Trace (R) (S).
2.00 Blue Bloods (R) (S).
3.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
4.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.00 House (R) (S).
6.55 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
fights to
clear Grady
of a woman’s
murder (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Amy
tries to find Raj
a date (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet A
German pointer
struggling to
walk must
undergo spinal
surgery (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama Part
four of four (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Homer is
possessed by an
evil toupee (R).
6.00 House A man
is injured in a
crucifixion reenactment (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Cindy
is relieved to
find Dirk in the
village (S).
7.30 First Dates
Abroad (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Mark and
Candida
Diacono seek to
build a ploughshaped home in
rural Devon (R).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Homer becomes
a hippie (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
teenage boy is
found dead on a
building site (R)
(S).
8.00 Supergirl First
of a four-part
crossover
with The Flash,
Arrow and DC’s
Legends Of
Tomorrow (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny and Baez
team up with
two visiting
operatives (R)
(S).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 MistaJam
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1’s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Radio 1’s Early
Breakfast Show With Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1’s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00
Twin B
8.00 Doc Martin The
irascible medic
moves out of
the surgery
to give Louisa
space (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
does some
work with the
military (R) (S).
9.00 Foyle’s War MI5
recruits Foyle
to investigate
a suspected
Soviet spy ring
(R) (S).
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Jamie is jealous
when he learns
that Frankie is
dating James
Taylor (S).
9.00 Vet On The
Hill Scott
Miller treats
a geriatric
tortoise with a
runny nose (S).
9.00 Arrow
Crossover
with The Flash,
Supergirl and
DC’s Legends Of
Tomorrow (S).
9.00 Blue Bloods
Danny becomes
the target of a
drug cartel (R)
(S).
10.00The
Inbetweeners
First-ever
episode (R) (S).
10.35 The
Inbetweeners
(R) (S).
10.00The Supervet
A Staffordshire
bull terrier with
a badly broken
pelvis (R) (S).
10.00Carpool
Karaoke Special
With Katy Perry
and Jennifer
Lopez (R) (S).
10.00Curb Your
Enthusiasm
Last in the
series (S).
10.55 Camping The
gang puts on a
talent show (R).
11.00 Blue Murder
A man is killed
while out
celebrating his
birthday (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
bans Penny
from the
apartment (R).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E Three
young men
from different
walks of life are
brought in (R)
(S).
11.00 The Simpsons
Homer and
Marge reignite
their love life (R)
(S).
11.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
11.30 Camping
Robin’s party
descends into
substance
abuse and
awkward sexual
encounters (R).
12.35 A Touch Of Frost (R)
(S). 2.20 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
12.05 Tattoo Fixers (R)
(S). 1.10 Gogglebox (R)
(S). 2.00 Made In Chelsea
(R) (S). 3.00 First Dates:
Valentine’s Special (R)
(S). 3.55 Black-ish (R) (S).
4.15 Black-ish (R) (S). 4.40
Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.05 Vet On The Hill (R) (S).
2.10 24 Hours In A&E (R)
(S). 3.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats (R)
(S). 3.50 Close
12.00 A League Of Their
Own: Unseen 1.00 The
Force: Essex 2.00 Bounty
Hunters 2.30 Sick Note
3.00 Brit Cops: Rapid
Response 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize 5.00
The Dog Whisperer
12.05 Vice Principals (R)
(S). 12.40 Thought Crimes:
The Case Of The Cannibal
Cop (R) (S). 2.20 The Tunnel
(R) (S). 3.15 The Tunnel (R)
(S). 4.10 The West Wing
(R) (S). 5.05 The West Wing
(R) (S).
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Blues Show With
Paul Jones 8.00 Jo Whiley
10.00 Marc Almond’s Torch
Song Trilogy 11.00 Jools
Holland 12mdn’t Johnnie
Walker’s Sounds Of The 70s
2.00 Radio 2’s Jazz Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Great
British Songbook 4.00 Radio
2 Playlists: Hidden Treasures
5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. 9.00
Essential Classics. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: 21st
Century Opera. 1.00 News
1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert. 2.00 Afternoon On
3. Tom Redmond presents
a week of concerts from the
BBC Philharmonic. 5.00 In
Tune. 7.00 In Tune Mixtape.
An imaginative, eclectic mix of
music. 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert.
Chineke! performs two
classics for string orchestra
at St George’s Bristol. 10.00
Music Matters. 10.45 Between
The Essays. 11.00 Jazz Now
12.30am Through The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Book Of The Week:
Over And Out 10.00 Woman’s
Hour 11.00 The Untold 11.30
Cooking In A Bedsitter 12noon
News 12.04 Home Front 12.15
You And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
This Old Heart Of Mine 2.00
The Archers 2.15 Drama: Death
At The Airport: The Plot Against
Kim Jong-nam 3.00 Round
Britain Quiz 3.30 The Food
Programme 4.00 Snapshots
4.30 Beyond Belief 5.00 PM
5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 I’m Sorry I Haven’t
A Clue. With Barry Cryer, Tim
Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks
and Andy Hamilton. 7.00
The Archers. There is a shock
in store for Ian. 7.15 Front
Row. Arts programme. 7.45
Gudrun. By Lucy Catherine.
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Comedy Slice: Hailmakers
BBC iPlayer
Sitcom pilot from PhoneShop
writer Jon Macqueen follows
two hopeless entrepreneurs.
Dark
Netflix
Supernatural goings-on in
smalltown Germany in this
superior subtitled saga.
How To Build A Robot
All4
A puppeteer tries to make
robots more relatable –
huggable, even.
8.00 Document. Nick Rankin
tells the story of SOE operative
Hugh Mallory Falconer. Last
in the series. 8.30 Crossing
Continents. How a love for
Arabian horses is uniting
Israelis and Palestinians.
9.00 The Skipped Beat. The
significance of the heartbeat to
culture and identity. 9.30 Start
The Week. With Masha Gessen,
Dominic Rubin, Liwaa Yazji and
Roy Allison. 10.00 The World
Tonight. News round-up.
10.45 Book At Bedtime: Rabbit
Redux. By John Updike. 11.00
Mastertapes. David Gray chats
about his breakthrough album
White Ladder. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political news,
presented by Sean Curran.
12mdn’t News And Weather
12.30 Book Of The Week:
Over And Out 12.48 Shipping
Forecast 1.00 As BBC World
Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast
5.30 News Briefing 5.43 Prayer
For The Day 5.45 Farming
Today 5.58 Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
9.45am Daily Service 10.00
The Ashes 12.01pm Shipping
Forecast 5.54 Shipping
Forecast 3.15am The Ashes
5.30 The Ashes
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Unofficial Rosie 6.30 The
Very Hungry Caterpillar 7.00
Winston Comes To Town 7.30
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue 8.00
Hello Cheeky 8.30 Dad’s Army
9.00 Just A Minute 9.30 Living
With Betty 10.00 Plantagenet
11.00 Skylines 11.15 43 Letters
12noon Hello Cheeky 12.30
Dad’s Army 1.00 Unofficial
Rosie 1.30 The Very Hungry
Caterpillar 2.00 Dangerous
Visions: Never Let Me Go 2.15
Cosmic Quest 2.30 Dombey
And Son 2.45 Shakespeare’s
Local: Six Centuries Of
History Seen Through One
Extraordinary Pub 3.00
Plantagenet 4.00 Just A Minute
4.30 Living With Betty 5.00
Winston Comes To Town 5.30
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue 6.00
The Testament Of Jessie Lamb
6.15 A Collection Of Bones 6.30
A Good Read 7.00 Hello Cheeky
Pick
ofthe
day
Marc Almond’s
Torch Song
Trilogy
10pm, BBC Radio 2
The ex-Soft Cell
star (above) begins
a celebration of
torch songs and
their singers
by tracing their
origins and playing
tracks by some
early exponents.
7.30 Dad’s Army 8.00 Unofficial
Rosie 8.30 The Very Hungry
Caterpillar 9.00 Skylines 9.15
43 Letters 10.00 Comedy Club:
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue 10.30
Comedy Club: Dave Podmore’s
World Of Cricket 10.55 The
Comedy Club Interview 11.00
Comedy Club: The Now Show
11.30 Comedy Club: The
Problem With Adam Bloom
11.45 Comedy Club: Brian
Appleton’s History Of Rock ’n’
Roll 12mdn’t The Testament Of
Jessie Lamb 12.15 A Collection
Of Bones 12.30 A Good Read
1.00 Unofficial Rosie 1.30
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
2.00 Dangerous Visions:
Never Let Me Go 2.15 Cosmic
Quest 2.30 Dombey And Son
2.45 Shakespeare’s Local: Six
Centuries Of History Seen
Through One Extraordinary
Pub 3.00 Plantagenet 4.00
Just A Minute 4.30 Living With
Betty 5.00 Winston Comes To
Town 5.30 I’m Sorry I Haven’t
A Clue
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport:
The Monday Night Club 9.00
The Ashes 10.00 Flintoff,
Savage And The Ping Pong Guy
10.30 Phil Williams 1am Up All
Night 5.00 Morning Reports
5.15 Wake Up To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Tom Ravenscroft 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t
6 Music Recommends With
Lauren Laverne 1.00 The First
Time With Robbie Robertson
2.00 Joe Strummer’s London
Calling 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00
Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Classic FM favourites,
by Bach, Gershwin and Howard
Blake. 10.00 Smooth Classics
1am Sam Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
Heart
6am Jamie And Emma
9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Kat
Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00
Jenni Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With Joey Barton
10.00 Jim White, Danny
Murphy And Bob Mills 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
Aidan Bungey is now cured of
hepatitis C and is fit enough to
even take part in skydiving (right)
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flying
high
ince childhood, Aidan
Bungey has dreamed of
becoming a pilot. Every
Saturday, the Liverpool
University student gets
up at 5am to climb into a twoseater PA38 Tomahawk with her
instructor and take to the skies as
part of her flight training.
A few years ago though, it
seemed unlikely the 21-yearold would make it to college, let
alone achieve her career goals.
While still in the womb, Aidan
was infected with the bloodborne hepatitis C virus from a
transfusion her mother Sally*
received to treat Crohn’s, a chronic
inflammatory bowel disease.
Aidan and her mother are
victims of contaminated blood,
a scandal that has affected
thousands of others including
those with haemophilia who
received clotting products from
the US in the 1970s and 1980s.
In the UK, blood screening
was not introduced by the NHS
until September 1991 because no
When Aidan
Bungey was
diagnosed with
hepatitis C, she
feared her dream
of becoming a
pilot was over. But
a new treatment
has her reaching
for the skies again,
she tells Sophie
Goodchild
test was available before then.
The Body Shop founder Anita
Roddick, who died 10 years
ago, was among the many who
subsequently discovered that they
had received a transfusion from
an infected donor.
It is still unclear which blood
donation that Sally received
was to blame for her infection.
During the 1980s she received
several, and medical records
were not computerised at the
time so establishing the truth is
a challenge. When she became
pregnant with Aidan, Sally had
no idea the virus was in her
bloodstream because symptoms
of hepatitis C can be mild, almost
flu-like. In her case, she had none
and only found out she had the
liver disease from routine tests
after Aidan was born.
Doctors did not think to test
Aidan as a child. Like her mother,
she displayed no symptoms and
the chance of her being infected
in the womb was tiny. For every
100 infants born to women with
hepatitis C, only around four
(babies) become infected with the
virus. Unfortunately, Aidan was
one of the unlucky ones, as she
discovered aged 15 while studying
for her GCSEs.
“I was feeling sick, exhausted
and lost 3st in weight,” says Aidan,
who is in her third year of studying
Aerospace Engineering and Pilot
Studies. “The doctors thought I
had Crohn’s like my mum. Fatigue
is one of the symptoms [of Crohn’s]
because you can get anaemia,
which is triggered by bleeding in
the gut. When the tests came back
they checked them three times
because they were so unusual.
“I will never forget the day I
found out I had the disease. My
GP, who has known me since
childhood, said, ‘I’m really sorry’,
then started crying, as did my
mum. It didn’t hit me until that
night – my mum walked into my
bedroom and I remember saying:
‘Am I contagious? Am I a danger
to other people?’”
Stigma is an issue that many
such as Aidan have to cope with,
largely because of ignorance.
Hepatitis C is estimated to affect
more than 216,000 people in the
UK, including tens of thousands
who do not know they have the
disease. Although potentially
infectious, the disease is not
transmitted by hugging, kissing
or drinking out of the same glass.
Generally, there has to be bloodto-blood contact. That did not
stop Aidan, who lives in London,
feeling like a “pariah”.
“I wouldn’t let anyone use the
same cutlery as me or share water
bottles, and I even told my mum
not to come near me. I was advised
not to share the news with friends
because ‘not everyone would be
nice to me’. It was very isolating.”
Today, though, Aidan is cured
of the virus. Initially, doctors just
monitored her through scans and
blood tests because she did not
want to undergo the standard
therapy, interferon, which can
trigger severe side effects and can
fail to clear the disease.
Then, in 2016, Aidan received a
breakthrough. Her consultant at
King’s College Hospital in London,
Kosh Agarwal, won her the right
to funding for a promising but
expensive new drug, Harvoni, that
is claimed to have a higher cure
rate than interferon.
Aidan explains: “Commercial
pilots have to undergo a medical,
and are disqualified if they have
the hepatitis C infection. My
consultant argued that unless I
was clear of the disease it would
ruin my career chances. It was
only when the drugs were put in
front of me that I allowed myself
to believe I could be cured.”
These drugs, which she took for
eight weeks, were not without side
effects, though. As she sat in the
hall for her first-year electronics
exam, Aidan was overcome with
nausea and vomiting. “I had to
walk out 52 minutes in. Quite
how I passed I don’t know.”
Debilitating headaches were
another downside during the
treatment. Then followed a nerveracking 12 weeks of monitoring
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until she finally learned she was
clear of the virus.
The virus has left Aidan’s
liver with mild scarring that will
never heal and she still has to be
monitored. Her immune system
has recently become overactive
and started attacking her liver,
which means she has to take
steroids to calm the inflammation.
In theory, she is eligible for
compensation, along with her
mother, who cleared the virus
from her body spontaneously
without drug treatment, a
phenomenon that occurs in only
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advised
not to share
the news
with friends
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a small percentage of patients.
Being so ill and having to attend
hospital appointments meant
Aidan was unable to attend
around a third of her A-level
classes, and she feels her grades
suffered as a result.
But she is determined to focus
on the positive – and on the future.
“I’m just glad it was me and not my
brother, for example, who got the
disease,” she says. “And I’m still
determined to make my dream
piloting planes come true.”
Festive days out
From an ice trail and reindeer
training at Elf School to
carolling at the castle and a
sing-along with Santa
* Sally’s name has been changed
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Travel
The
Cornish
coast
is clear
St Ives is hugely popular
during the summer, but there’s
plenty to recommend a visit
this winter – the crowds
have thinned, there’s a new
sleeper train service and a
magnificent exhibition space
for starters, writes Alice Jones
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Right, sculptures
in the garden
of the Barbara
Hepworth
museum in the
centre of St
Ives; below, the
restaurant at
the Gannet Inn,
Carbis Bay
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hink of St Ives and beaches, ice creams and sunny
clifftop walks come to
mind. The cosmopolitan
artists’ haven in south
west Cornwall has always been about
more than bucket-and-spade brigade, though in the summer months
– when the sands are thronged, the
traffic end-to-end and the queues
for fish and chips snake along the
harbour – you could be forgiven for
forgetting that.
St Ives in late autumn and winter
is quite a different fish. While some
hotels, guest houses and cafés shut
up shop for three or four months,
it is far from a ghost town. In fact,
there is just enough buzz to make it
a perfectly smug place for a winter
break: there are no cars, the beaches
are empty and majestic, the coastal
path blissfully clear and rooms and
restaurant tables are yours for the
taking. And when the mist rolls in,
as it surely will, there is plenty to do
– from exhibitions to thermal spas,
shopping to cosy hidden bars.
There is even more reason to visit
St Ives this winter. Great Western
has just relaunched its London to
Penzance Night Riviera sleeper service with some quite neat new cabins
which have surprisingly comfortable,
if narrow, beds (bunks if you’re sharing) that can be converted into sofas,
a small sink, Wi-Fi and phone-charging sockets. The 23.45 from Paddington arrives into St Erth just in time
to catch the 07.49 to St Ives on the
branch line, which is an attraction in
itself. The beautiful, 15-minute pootle
around the coast has views across the
Hayle estuary and Carbis Bay, dotted
with oyster-catchers and flashes of
wild flowers.
The other draw is that the new Tate
St Ives officially opened in October,
having been closed for 18 months for
a £20m refurbishment and extension.
The original gallery, which opened in
1993 and attracts more than 250,000
visitors a year (more than three
times the number for which it was
designed), has now doubled in size.
The new extension, by Jamie Fobert
Architects, has been cleverly carved
into the cliff; the only signs of it are
six light wells on the hillside and a
handsome new facade clad in seagreen and sky-blue ceramic tiles.
The new exhibition space is currently given over to a single, vast,
room of sculptures by Rebecca Warren, but the space is flexible and for
the next show in February, which
is dedicated to Virginia Woolf and
women artists since the 1850s, it will
be divided up into various rooms.
The old gallery spaces, centred
around that remarkable loggia which
reflects the sea back into the gallery,
have been decluttered and refreshed,
the better to show off the permanent
collection of work by artists more or
less connected to St Ives – Barbara
Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Naum
Gabo and Mark Rothko right up to
2017 Turner Prize nominee Lubaina
Himid. It is a joy to walk around and
thanks to a redesigned entrance
hall and café, the queues in summer
should be shorter, too.
Visiting in November, I had one
dull-ish day and another filled with
gorgeous sun, which I devoted to
the South West Coast Path. I caught
the branch line back to Lelant Saltings and walked the four-and-a-half
miles to St Ives, through fields and
churchyards, down country lanes
(peeking into the vast back gardens of mansions), across clifftops
and beaches including the wild
Porthkidney Sands with its view
across to Godrevy lighthouse, as immortalised by Virginia Woolf. Magnificent – and I saw a handful of people
the whole way.
As the mist rolled in, I took the
advice of a local and found The Pilchard Press, the UK’s smallest – and
Cornwall’s first – micropub which is
fairly comprehensively hidden behind some bins and a pasty shop on
the harbour. Inside the whitewashed
cave are about four card tables and a
bar serving five craft ales (as well as
beers and wine) of varying strength.
It opened last year and will not be
hidden for long, I suspect.
I stayed at the Gannet Inn, a very
cosy hotel in Carbis Bay, on the road
to St Ives, which opened last year.
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Great Western Railway’s daily sleeper
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The10Best...
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Women’s
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jumperss
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From silly to cheesy to
surreal, there are lotss
of options this season
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By Sally Newall
{1} BEYOND RETRO
Beyond Retro has become one
of our go-to sites for the silliest
of jumpers. The vintage store
has a huge range, all made from
recycled clothing. Designs run
from understated – think cosy
Nordic – to a bit mad, with lots in
between for those who like trees,
snowmen, stockings and sleighs.
From £14, beyondretro.com
{3} CLOUDS & CURRENTS JOY
SWEATSHIRT
This sweatshirt from an Essexbased design studio errs on the
abstract side with the word “joy”
and a simple Christmas tree. It’s
made from majority cotton and
has a soft interior, and it comes in
black and is unisex, so bear that in
mind when choosing your size.
£40, etsy.com
{5} FUNKY CHRISTMAS
JUMPERS
2017 may have been the year
that mindfulness went totally
mainstream and this navy
jumper with Santa in a yoga
pose taps into that. If you’re not
a yogi, there’s also a fun Game
of Thrones-inspired number.
£39.99, funkychristmasjumpers.
co.uk
{2} CHEESY CHRISTMAS
JUMPERS
Cheesy Christmas Jumpers has a
range of light-up offerings with a
multicoloured flashing bulb. This
one has a twinkling Christmas
tree and illuminations on Santa’s
sleigh. There are also gingerbread
house and Christmas tree options.
£49.99, amazon.co.uk
{4} ANIMAL PRINT NOVELTY
JUMPER
Nicely festive without being
visible from space, M&S’s
reindeer number gives all of
Santa’s gang colourful noses. It’ll
keep the winter chill at bay (that’ll
be the fact that it’s 100 per cent
acrylic) and is machine washable.
£29.50, marksandspencer.com
{6} CHRISTMAS SPITFIRE
JUMPER
OK, so we know this one isn’t
overtly festive but it’s ideal for
anyone who doesn’t want to
go all-in on a novelty jumper.
Instead, you get a print that’s
reminiscent of a Fair Isle pattern,
incorporating little Spitfires.
£30, iwmshop.org.uk
{7} ASDA BELL SHEEP
CHRISTMAS JUMPER
We’re not quite sure what sheep
have to do with Christmas but
we’re going with it. This soft
jumper has the obligatory bit of
sparkle from the sequins and is
jazzed up with some bells.
£16, direct.asda.com
{8} FAT FACE TREE-MENDOUS
JUMPER
Not as garish as some, but this
one still gets into the festive
spirit with a bit of punning and
a tasteful Christmas tree print.
It’s super-comfy with wool and
cotton in the mix and is available
in sizes 6-18. If trees don’t do it for
you, Fatface also has some other
more subtle designs.
£45, fatface.com
{9} SELFISH MOTHER X
ADWOA ABOAH FOR SAVE THE
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Selfish Mother has teamed up
with Save the Children and
celebrity designers to bring you
a playful, super-stylish take on
the Christmas sweatshirt. Names
involved include Erin O’Connor,
Poppy Delevigne and Lauren
Laverne. £50, thefmlystore.com
{10} NOTJUST JERRY
CHRISTMAS JUMPER
This one, featuring Jeremy
Corbyn, is by ethically minded
outfit notjust. The jumper’s made
in Britain and 50 per cent of the
profit is donated to charity. These
are limited edition, so for the few
not the many (as notjust put it).
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BYJAMES PATTERSON
The charismatic FBI
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psychotherapist
now faces the
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A Baloo for
the Brexit
generation
How do you rewrite ‘The Jungle
Book’, one of the best-loved musicals
of all time? With a gender-neutral
Mowgli and multicultural message
of course. By Holly Williams
J
essica Swale and Joe Stilgoe
might just be the perfect
team for turning The Jungle
Book into a new musical: he,
a pianist and singer, loved the
Disney movie so much that
he credits it with making him want to
be musician, while she, the playwright,
didn’t even make to the end of the film.
She got so overexcited when watching it
in the cinema as a child that she started
leaping about and had to be removed.
Bags of enthusiasm, then, on both
sides – but not slavishly following the
famous Disney cartoon. Indeed, Swale
eschewed watching that, or the recent
live-action remake, until she’d finished
her script. Instead, she went back to the
source: Rudyard Kipling’s short stories
about the mancub Mowgli.
“The politics of the original story are
really complicated, and not particularly
palatable now,” Swale says. “But there
are ways of retelling the story for a
modern audience which address some
of the big questions that we ought to be
looking at, at the moment.”
Kipling’s story concludes with Mowgli
having to “leave his multicultural
environment and go back to where he
came from,” she says – not a message
she was keen to pass on… Instead, she
wanted to make The Jungle Book “a
Brexit period play that has
something important to say
about celebrating diversity…
I wanted to focus on the idea of
a child trying to work out what
their identity is when their cultural
background is really confused.
“Who is Mowgli: is he man, or is
he part of the jungle? Can you still be
part of a community when your roots
are somewhere else? How do you find
your own identity in a multicultural
landscape?” The show will end on
a hopeful note of acceptance, trust
beginning to bloom between the
inhabitants of jungle and village.
Still, the spirit of this family Christmas
show, directed by Max Webster, is more
goodwill-to-all-men than pro-Remain
propaganda. And both Stilgoe and
Swale speak of how much of a hoot it
has been writing for an ensemble cast of
jungle animals.
“I just wanted to make it fun!” Swale
says. She was asked to do the adaptation
when her father had been very ill, and
although she was “knee-deep” in
developing film scripts, doing a family
show really appealed: “It’s such nice
soul food, writing something with the
intention of bringing people together: a
redemptive, hopeful story.”
Not that her Jungle Book was ever
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meant to be a musical. Stilgoe was
commissioned to write four songs, which
has somehow swelled to 12 numbers and
“a lot” of music throughout.
It was the perfect time for a project for
Stilgoe. He is the son of lyricist Richard
Stilgoe, of Cats and Starlight Express
fame, a long shadow Stilgoe spent much
of his twenties skipping away from. He
considered himself, he says, “too cool”
for musicals, and focused on playing hip
jazz clubs instead.
But after touring with a show about
music in films, and wowing audiences
with his jazz piano chops in the Old Vic’s
revival of the musical High Society, he
had an increasing yen to stage his own.
“This year I did a workshop of my own
musical, and a week later I got the call
to do The Jungle Book… I was avoiding
going down that route because of that
comparison [with my father]. But we’ve
written songs together for shows for the
disabled arts centre he runs – slightly
away from the public eye, so I’ve learnt
my craft there.”
His father has also given him a few
tips: “Songs must go somewhere; we
have to care about why people are
singing. It’s that classic thing, the reason
people hate musicals: ‘why are these
people suddenly spurred into singing?’”
The music will be a multicultural
melting pot of its own, with bits of jazz,
and sonic nods to Indian and African
musical traditions. There’ll be no “Bare
Necessities”, but the music of the Disney
film does, however, run in Stilgoe’s veins.
“There’s a spirit of those songs in
everything I write anyway; the Sherman
brothers were fantastic. The idea was to
capture the fun of those songs,
but take the audience
away from
that
The politics of
the original are
complicated and not
particularly palatable
Forget about
your worries…
scenes from
‘The Jungle
Book’ (above);
Kezia Joseph as
Mowgli (left)
MANUEL HARLAN
so they’re not spending the whole time
thinking of the film,” he says.
There’s another decision that should
also bring this Jungle Book into the 21st
century: casting. While Swale didn’t
want to do an “overtly feminist jungle …
a flip reverse for the sake of it”, she was
certainly also not going to have all the
main parts being male, as in Kipling’s
original. So expect a female Akela,
leader of the wolves, while Bagheera the
panther is an alpha female.
When it came to Mowgli, Swale felt
undecided – and, in the end, let casting
dictate. “We auditioned men and women
and thought let’s just find the very best
actor and that will help us work out what
we want to do,” says Swale. “When we
met Kezia Joseph, she was brilliant; no
question she should do it.”
So while Mowgli is played by a woman,
the part is gender neutral, and the show
eschews gendered pronouns. Audiences
are free to interpret it as they will.
The set, designed by Peter McKintosh,
figures the jungle as a playground with
monkey bars for the cast to swing and
scramble over. The visual aesthetic is a
multicultural mishmash.
“We wanted to create a world
which wasn’t too specific … The jungle
has to represent a global melting
pot,” Swale says. The costumes are
designed to evoke specific animals,
while also resembling more human
types. “Textures and fabrics suggest
something animal-like, but we haven’t
got fake ears,” she adds.
Swale has reinvented Kipling’s
archetypes for the modern age: there’s a
narcissistic reality television-star style
porcupine, while Bagheera turns into a
gym-loving businesswoman, spouting
competitive jargon.
“The characters are so specific in the
book, but they’re very far removed from
anything that felt appropriate [for a
family show],” Swale says. “It was really
an opportunity to start from scratch –
and let your imagination go wild.”
‘The Jungle Book’ is at the Royal
& Derngate in Northampton, until
31 December (01604 624811), then
on tour (junglebooklive.co.uk).
Joe Stilgoe performs a series of
Christmas shows at the Lyric
Hammersmith, London W6,
from today to 18
December (020
8741 6850)
T
he latest Netflix drama
premiere has inquisitive
children, a fascination with
1980s pop culture and a
horror/sci-fi mystery at its heart.
But it’s a very different beast from
Stranger Things.
An alternative title for Dark,
their first original series created
in Germany, could be “Gloomier
Things”. The melancholy feel of the
rain-washed landscapes is matched
by the lined and troubled faces
of just about every inhabitant of
Winden – a small town dominated
by an ageing nuclear power plant,
surrounded by a spooky forest and
nursing a dark secret.
The opening scenes set the tone.
An Einstein quote and a portentous
voiceover informed us that time is
an illusion as the camera panned
across a dank cellar with a wall
full of mysterious photographs. A
graphic suicide quickly followed.
It didn’t get any cheerier. The
disappearance of Erik (Paul Radom)
prompted grim mutterings about
a similar case 30 years before. His
classmates were more concerned
about the dope he might have left in
the forest. Jonas (Louis Hofmann),
the son of the suicide victim, was
reluctantly roped into a nocturnal
expedition to find the stash.
As anyone who’s studied
Teen Horror Drama Module 1
could have told them, this was a
very bad idea. It led to a tensely
atmospheric encounter with a
Scary Unseen Force and another
The characters are
flawed and tormented
… and I expect the
ending won’t be happy
disappearance – the son of Oliver
Masucci’s beleaguered police chief
Ulrich. His brother was the lad
who disappeared 30 years ago –
oh, and he’s having an affair with
Jonas’s mum …
If you’re looking for an upbeat,
brain-in-neutral post-work binge
this is definitely not recommended.
Where Stranger Things focuses on
positive themes such as friendship,
the power of curiosity and the
triumph of the underdog, this is
much closer in spirit to Twin Peaks.
All the characters are flawed and
tormented. A dense plot requires
some effort to follow. And I suspect
the ending won’t be all that happy.
But on the evidence of the
opener, I’m hooked. Co-creators
Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese
have created a Chinese puzzle of
Louis Hofmann as Jonas in the
Netflix drama series ‘Dark’
a plot which combines elements
of time-travel (Erik seems to be
in a parallel universe facing the
truly horrific torture of being
forced to watch 1980s pop videos
non-stop) and dark fairy-tale –
where an isolated community
harbours a great evil and children
suffer for the sins of their parents.
They’ve also created a compelling
atmosphere of creeping dread
and corrosive secrecy. If you’ve
ever wondered what The Goonies
remade by Ingmar Bergman would
have looked like, look no further.
Howards End reached its
climax last night. And ironically
for a series which I thought
started a little too slowly and
carefully, the multiple plot twists
that bring EM Forster’s story of
connection and redemption to a
close felt somewhat rushed and
melodramatic. But they do in the
novel itself. And the pivotal scenes
where Margaret (Hayley Atwell)
made Matthew Macfadyen’s
previously unbending Henry
renounce cant and hypocrisy and
show pity for the plight of her
pregnant sister Helen (Philippa
Coulthard) were a powerful
triumph of raw, honest emotion
over pretence and convention.
I don’t think it will ever be
numbered among the truly
classic BBC literary adaptations.
But it was an undeniably highquality production. And without
labouring the point, its depiction
of a moneyed class glibly making
decisions and dispensing opinions
while taking no blame for the
human consequences was a
reminder that nothing much has
changed a hundred years on.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
A remarkable
Rhys Ifans spits
intemperate
scorn as Scrooge
MANUEL HARLAN
THEATRE
A Christmas Carol
OLD VIC, LONDON
HHHHH
Matthew Warchus’s magnificent
staging provides everything you
might want from a theatrical
adaptation of Dickens’s timeless
(and never more timely) morality
tale urging social responsibility
and compassion. It reconfigures
COMEDY
Margaret Cho
QUEEN’S HALL, EDINBURGH
HHHHH
In the age of Trump overload,
coming up with a fresh comedy
angle on the orange man in the
White House is increasingly
tough. Given Margaret Cho’s track
record of picking apart current
mores on sex, sexuality and
gender, it was almost inevitable
that her material on The Donald
would zero in on carnal matters.
And as with most of Cho’s
routines in her new touring show,
Fresh off the Bloat, the US-Korean
comedian, actor, singer, sitcom
star and fashion designer nails
it. “Brutal” and “honesty” have
rarely been a better fit than they
are here as Cho blazes through
issues such as the domino effect
caused by the Harvey Weinstein,
the “whitewashing” of Asian
characters in film and television
and assessing her own bisexual
place in the wide rainbow of
sexual identity.
If a theme rises out of this
barbed show, it’s survival. Her
own experiences of depression,
addiction and abuse as a child
provide her with a unique
perspective on what it takes to get
through life in one piece.
BRIAN DONALDSON
the Old Vic in ways that are
magically festive and spooky
and the new adaptation by Jack
Thorne (of Harry Potter and the
Cursed Child fame) fuses fun with
the macabre and a fine degree
of psychological depth in its
treatment of Scrooge’s damaged
personality and of his encounters
with the Ghosts of Christmas Past,
Present and To Come.
The story is told in the round,
with a great walkway running
through the stalls that makes for
some potent entries, as when the
Ghost of Marley arrives trailing
chains that clank the full length
of the stalls. The stage is lit by a
constellation of lanterns. Exquisite music is provided by Christopher Nightingale, who threads
carols through the proceedings.
Some of these are rung on handbells by the cast, as in the ethereal
shimmer and slight mischief of
the rendering of “Silent Night”
which is played as an encore.
Rhys Ifans gives a remarkably
powerful performance, spikyhaired and spitting intemperate
scorn as the terminal skinflint
who thinks that a side-benefit of
the poorhouse is that it helps to
decrease “the surplus population”. Thorne’s adaptation equips
Scrooge with a cruel, debt-ridden
father who makes inordinate
demands on his son, forcing him
into an early apprenticeship. We
see how the boy is misshapen into
the miser who makes an idol of
gold in an effort to be invulnerable and loses his chance of love
by not returning to reclaim the
betrothed Belle in time.
This is both a witty and deeply
affecting take on A Christmas
Carol. Ifans is excellent at every
phase of Scrooge’s journey.
There’s rough furious denial
and vulnerability at the core.
And then a love of Christmas so
fervid that it almost amounts to
a threat. He has a great rapport
with Toby Eden’s nicely irreverent Tiny Tim (one of four
young people playing the role).
All the spirits are female and
look to be echoes of Scrooge’s
adored late sister, Little Fan. And
Scrooge learns much in a deft
new scene with Belle that may
stop him from putting himself at
the centre of his second chance.
To 20 January, 2018 (0844
871 7628)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
TATE LIVERPOOL
Paintings, photographs and
archival documents comprise a
fascinating exploration of how
surrealism thrived away from
its European proving ground.
The exhibition centres on the
politically engaged Art and
Liberty Group, a collective of
writers and artists who lived and
worked in Cairo in the 1930s and
40s. (0151 702 7400) to 18 Mar
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
Ilya Kabakov officially worked in
the Soviet Union as a children’s
illustrator, but he was also
an avant-garde artist among
fellow under-the-radar Moscow
intellectuals. He’s now married
to Emilia, whom he joined in New
York in the late Eighties, having
escaped the USSR. They became
a thrilling artistic partnership, as
this show of work from throughout
their career shows. (020 7887
8888) to 28 Jan
FILM
The Disaster Artist
15, JAMES FRANCO, 103 MINS
It’s a nice irony that the making of
one of the worst movies in recent
history has enabled James Franco
to make one of the best films in
his own chequered career. Franco
directs and also stars as Tommy
Wiseau, the auteur behind the
sublimely awful The Room (2003).
Tommy’s performance is ludicrous
– and yet, in his own warped way,
as an artist who doesn’t give up, he
has integrity. Nationwide release
Battle of the Sexes
12A, VALERIE FARIS AND JONATHAN
DAYTON, 91 MINS
VISUAL ARTS
An entertaining and surprising
film dramatising the notorious
“battle of the sexes” tennis match
in 1973 between ageing star Bobby
Riggs (Steve Carell) and Billie
Jean King (Emma Stone). The
Little Miss Sunshine directors
deal with serious subjects
(inequality, homophobia and
addiction) in a light and playful
way. Nationwide release
Kehinde Wiley
STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY,
LONDON
HHHHH
Kehinde Wiley is embarking on
new territory – film and seascape.
The results are mixed.
Narrenschiff, shown on three
vast abutting screens, features
images of men in the waters
of Haiti. In the mesmerising
sequences of swimming bodies
in shimmering seas, there’s the
same rich depiction of black
skin one finds in his paintings.
And the same voyeurism,
too: in one sequence, a drone
camera’s shadow appears over a
man’s body.
The imagery’s beauty is
complicated by quotes from
Michel Foucault and Frantz
Fanon — the former’s musings
on medieval boats carrying the
mentally ill are linked to the
latter’s evocations of colonial
oppression. It’s compelling stuff.
The paintings portray the men
from the film against brooding
seas or as the protagonists of
reworked seascapes such as
Turner’s Fishermen at Sea and
Van de Velde’s Ships on a Stormy
Sea. Wiley’s portraits remain
powerful, but he can’t settle them
VISUAL ARTS
Surrealism in Egypt:
Art et Liberté 1938-1948
COMEDY
Alternative Festive Comedy
BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE,
LONDON SW11
‘Fishermen
Upon a Leeshore, in Squally
Weather (Andielo
Pierre)’ KEHINDE
WILEY/STEPHEN
FRIEDMAN GALLERY
on the deep oceanic space. He
struggles to evoke water with
the elemental power of Turner’s
vapour, spume and swell. His paint
is lifeless, his colouring too gaudy.
The paintings evoke the lurid
landscapes sold at Green Park on
Sundays far more than the great
paintings they reimagine.
To 27 January (020 7494 1434).
BEN LUKE
EVENING STANDARD
Kicking off Battersea’s enticing
Christmas bash are Adam Riches
with a festive dose of character
chaos in The Breakington Town
Hall Meetings (tonight to Sat) and
ace Bridget Christie trying out
What Now? (Wed to Sat). (020 7223
2223) to 23 Dec
Daniel Kitson
VARIOUS VENUES
Daniel Kitson – master storyteller,
mellifluous wordsmith, comedy
pioneer – spreads the joy in his
own singular way in A Show About
Christmas. Norwich Playhouse
(01603 598598) tonight; Lyceum,
Edinburgh (0131 248 4848) Tue;
Gala Theatre, Durham (03000
266600) Wed; Square Chapel,
Halifax (01422 349422) Thur
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Wild Bore
Gorillaz
Adrienne Truscott, Ursula
Martinez and Zoe Coombs Marr’s
gloriously cheeky show, in which
the three performers bare their
backsides – and seemingly speak
out of them – to recall some of the
guff spouted about their work by
critics. (020 7478 0100) to 16 Dec
Between its party-time protest
beats and cutting-edge guests,
Damon Albarn and Jamie
Hewlett’s cartoon-hop concept’s
latest album sounds like a festival
caught in motion. Here, they take
the all-in-this-together festivities
of Humanz to the arenas. (axs.com)
tonight & Tue
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Ed Byrne
VARIOUS VENUES
In Spoiler Alert, Ed Byrne finds
fertile observational ground in
the cosseted lives of his two young
sons. Stables, Milton Keynes (01908
280800) tonight; Epsom Playhouse
(01372 742555) Tue; Lyceum
Theatre, Crewe (01270 368242)
Wed; City Hall, Hull (01482 300306)
Thur; Parr Hall, Warrington (01925
442345) Fri
POP
02 ARENA, LONDON SE10
Benjamin Clementine
VARIOUS VENUES
After 2015’s Mercury-winning At
Least for Now, this former busker
takes a sharp left. A theatrical
concept piece about flies,
geopolitics and refugees, I Tell a
Fly sets vital themes to shapeshifting music. Ritz, Manchester
(seetickets.com) tonight; Brixton
Academy, London SW9 (seetickets.
com) Tue; Sage, Gateshead
(ticketweb.co.uk) Wed; Colston Hall,
Bristol (myticket.co.uk) Fri
Destroyer
Liam Gallagher
After the sumptuous soft-rock of
Kaputt and the expansive reach
of Poison Season, Vancouver
art-nik Dan Bejar laces glistening
electro-pop with biting lyrics
about the dismal state of the now
on Ken. Deaf Institute, Manchester
(seetickets.com) tonight; CCA,
Glasgow (seetickets.com) Tue;
Cluny, Newcastle (seetickets.com)
Wed; Scala, London N1 (seetickets.
com) Thur
Gallagher the younger makes
a lively fist of his limitations on
his solo debut. Its hit-making
songwriting team sticks to the
Beatles-do-Britpop imprint, but
As You Were is a sight sparkier
than the carbo-rock of Oasis’
dying days. SSE Hydro, Glasgow
(seetickets.com) tonight; Plymouth
Pavilions (seetickets.com) Wed;
Alexandra Palace, London N22
(seetickets.com) Thur
VARIOUS VENUES
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TV
28-29
OPERA
Semiramide
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
Joyce DiDonato stars as the
unknowingly incestuous
Babylonian queen in David
Alden’s new Royal Opera staging
of Rossini’s Voltaire-based bel
canto epic. Sir Antonio Pappano
conducts a starry cast also
featuring Daniela Barcelona and
Michele Pertusi. (020 7304 4000)
tonight & Fri 6.30pm
JAZZ
Dave O’Higgins
VARIOUS VENUES
The British tenor and soprano
saxophonist tours his new album,
It’s Always 9:30 in Zog. Beaver Inn,
Bideford (01237 474822) tonight;
St Ives Jazz @ The Western Hotel
(stivesjazzclub.com) Tue; Lovedays,
St Austell (01726 67618) Wed;
Albany Club, Coventry (024 7667
3032) Thur; The Verdict, Brighton
(01273 674847) Fri
FOLK & ROOTS
Eliza Carthy &
the Wayward Band
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
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48-56
invention and finesse. Komedia,
Brighton (0845 293 8480) tonight;
Philharmonic, Liverpool (0151
709 3789) Tue; Sage Gateshead
(0191 443 4666) Wed; Queen’s Hall,
Edinburgh (0131 668 2019) Thur
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First
Chance
Opening
this week
The Exorcist
PHOENIX THEATRE, LONDON WC2
John Pielmeier’s intelligent stage
adaptation of William Peter
Blatty’s novel about the demonic
possession of a 12-year-old girl.
Sean Mathias’s production offers
the pleasure of a story that you
love to dread told in another
medium that traps the audience in
the same space as the characters.
(0844 871 7629) to 10 Mar
FILM
The Dinner
Glengarry Glen Ross
Phyllida Lloyd’s brilliant production
of the great Abba tribute musical.
(atgtickets.com) opens Tue
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, LONDON WC2
Christian Slater is cracking
as Ricky Roma, the slickest of
salesmen in an estate agent’s office
in Chicago, in this revival of David
Mamet’s drama. Slater floats light
as a cloud, his confidence tricks
never seeming manipulative but
instead sweetly conspiratorial.
(0844 871 7631) to 3 Feb
15, OREN MOVERMAN, 120 MINS
Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall and Steve
Coogan star in this drama about a
family dealing with a crisis over a fivecourse meal. Opens Fri
THEATRE
Mamma Mia!
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
DANCE
Project Polunin
LONDON COLISEUM, LONDON WC2
Sergei Polunin stars in a mixed bill,
including his own choreography. (020
7845 9300) opens Tue
VARIOUS VENUES
British folk’s newest big, big band
play from their excellent debut
album, Big Machine. Guildhall,
Gloucester (01452 503050) tonight;
Westlands, Yeovil (01935 422884)
Tue; Tramshed, Cardiff (029 2023
5555) Wed; St Georges Church,
Brighton (01273 279448) Fri
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this film about a family of
wealthy industrialists –
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ECONOMY
Low-risk bonds ‘making
pensions black hole worse’
By Katrine Bussey and
Rebecca Jones
Sir Brian Souter has criticised the
“pessimism” of the pensions industry,
insisting a switch away from investing
in businesses to putting money into
Government and corporate bonds is
disadvantaging British businesses
and creating an “ever-increasing
cycle of unaffordable funding” in the
pensions industry.
Commenting in an article for the
Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Scotland, the chairman and cofounder of Stagecoach said that
pension funds’ focus on Government
bonds, which are considered low risk
but which also yield very little, means
funds are “not being efficiently
invested in ways that encourage
enterprise and employment”.
And he added that the low
returns offered by gilts was making
underfundingmuchworse:“Youmight
expect our pension schemes to be
investing heavily in businesses and
growth for the future, but they’re not.
“We have record levels of
investment into pension schemes
and we have among the best-funded
pension arrangements in Europe, so
why do we have an apparently evergrowing pensions black hole?”
He highlighted figures from the
Pension Protection Fund which show
that over the past decade pension
A typical UK pension
scheme holds less than 30
per cent in equities, or company
shares, down sharply from 2006,
when funds invested more than
60 per cent in shares.
schemes have by and large switched
from investing in businesses (through
equities and a wide range of corporate
bonds) to investing more than 50
per cent of their portfolios in UK
Government gilts and a narrow range
of similar bonds. Industry insiders
say concerns about investment risk
following the financial crisis of 2008
has driven the shift.
“I was really surprised but
also disappointed at the level of
pessimism shown by the pension
industry both about the future
prospects for business and its lack
of faith in investing in our youth, our
next generation of business people
and entrepreneurs,” Sir Brian said.
His comments follow the publication of a Treasury consultation
outlining plans to encourage pension
funds to make long-term investments
in “innovative” UK businesses,
Sir Brian Souter: ‘Why do we have a
growing pensions black hole?’
particularly those in the life sciences
sector. “Some pension investors
perceive the current interpretation
of regulations to act as a barrier to
investment,” the Treasury said. “The
Pensions Regulator will clarify guidance on how trustees can invest in
assets with long-term investment
horizons, such as venture capital,
infrastructure, market-returning
investments that have a social side
benefit… in a diverse portfolio.”
GREECE
Athens and
EU creditors
agree final
bailout deal
By George Georgiopoulos and
Francesco Guarascio
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
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proudly tell you
that 99 per cent
of the people
they meet they
never invest in
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Founder of US rentals
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entrepreneurship
SAUDI
ARAMCO
What is Saudi Aramco?
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned
national oil company of Saudi
Arabia. Listed in Dhahran, it was
founded in 1933 and is the largest
oil company in the world. It has an
annual revenue of $478bn (£355bn)
– the same as the entire GDP
of Poland.
So what?
The Saudi government is about
to float 5 per cent of the firm as a
private company. Valued at around
$2 trillion, Saudi Aramco will be
the world’s most valuable privately
traded company. Currently, the
biggest privately traded firm
is US retailer Walmart, valued
at $485.8bn.
Why is it in the news?
Due to the huge value of the share
offering – which is expected to raise
around $100bn – stock exchanges
all over the world are fighting to list
it. Saudi officials are thought to be
considering London or New York,
although Hong Kong is attempting
to woo the royal family.
What are they offering?
Hong Kong officials visited Saudi
Arabian King Salman in Riyadh
yesterday, to discuss “areas
of co-operation and means of
developing them in various fields”.
Hong Kong has previously said a
listing with it would help the Saudis
to secure huge Chinese demand.
That sounds pretty compelling.
Indeed. While London and New York
have been most attractive for floats
due to ease of access, China boasts
the world’s largest energy market
and a booming investor base, while
the UK’s exit from the EU – and a lack
of clarity about ongoing financial
regulation – may put it out of
the running.
Greece and its eurozone creditors
have reached a preliminary deal on
the reforms that Athens needs to roll
out under its bailout programme, a
move that could lead to the country
leaving the plan in August.
The agreement between Greek
officials and European Union and
International Monetary Fund
representatives covers fiscal issues,
energy and labour market reforms,
bad loans and privatisations.
The measures must be approved
by eurozone finance ministers,
scheduled to meet today as part of
the third review of Greece’s bailout.
Once concluded, the review is
expected to release about €5bn in
loans from the current €86bn bailout
programme, Greece’s third since
2010. EU officials said this could
be done before the end of January.
At least another review of agreed
reforms will be necessary before the
end of the programme in August.
The government has been keen
to swiftly conclude the review,
which started in October, to begin
talks on debt relief and the terms of
the country’s exit from the bailout
programme after seven years of
austerity and rescue loans amounting
to about €270bn (£238.31bn).
“The speed with which this deal
was reached is a signal that Greece
is fully committed to conclude the
programme,” an EU official said.
The IMF’s full participation in the
bailout programme is still subject to
the IMF assessment of the agreed
reforms. REUTERS
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Monday
IAN BURRELL
Glimpse behind the scenes may
win public trust in ‘fake news’ era
N
ovember began with
Collins dictionary
choosing “fake news”
as its word of the year
for 2017. The month
ended with the expression’s most
enthusiastic patron, Donald Trump,
cynically poisoning the news stream
by endorsing the propaganda of an
extremist organisation.
The American President’s
calculated misuse of the term “fake
news” is disturbing, as he cynically
distorts the truth in his own media
channels while simultaneously
denigrating professional news
organisations for supposedly
falsifying facts. On Trump’s Twitter
account, The New York Times – the
world’s greatest newspaper – is
dismissed as a “failing” operation,
while CNN and NBC are smeared
as “fake news”. And the President’s
support base likes and shares his
rants in the tens of thousands.
The news media is now in a
desperate battle for public trust. It is
threatened by enemies in high places
and by social media narratives that
define it as an arm of the privileged
elite and cast suspicion on the
motives and integrity of journalists
and their employers.
One of the easiest ways for news
to shore up its public reputation is
in showing greater transparency
in its working methods. So Sky
News is making a smart move
in launching a series, Hotspots,
which will give an immersive
portrayal of the work of its foreign
correspondents. Encouragingly, the
show – hosted by two of Britain’s
bravest frontline reporters, Alex
Crawford and Stuart Ramsay –
will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic,
meaning a broader audience will get
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Maserati deal
doesn’t signal
the end of
ad agencies
Sky’s ‘Hotspots’ reporter Alex Crawford admits that ‘You wouldn’t be honest if you said you weren’t scared’ SKY
to learn more of how news stories
from conflict zones are gathered.
The series of one-hour
programmes begins on Monday
11 December, and the first episode
contains four films on the making
of some of the biggest stories of
2017; the fall of Isis in Raqqa, the
Rohingya crisis, societal meltdown
in Venezuela, and the global scandal
of sex trafficking.
The behind-the-scenes coverage
contains shots you wouldn’t expect
in a standard package. We see
Ramsay looking aghast into the
camera after a bomb goes off close
to the van in which he is sitting.
T
here was much chatter
this week as Italian
car brand Maserati appointed a management
consultancy – not an
advertising shop – as its global
agency to handle all creative,
content, programmatic media
and customer experience work.
The luxury car-maker’s
decision to choose Accenture
Interactive is a serious bid to
build sales across the world.
It is also a significant feather
in the cap of the management
consultancy, which bought the
marketing agency Karmarama
agency exactly a year ago.
At the time, Accenture’s
acquisition was viewed as a
landmark step into the creative
We see Crawford, traversing the
devastated streets of Raqqa with
her hand-held microphone under
her arm and black rucksack on her
back. “You wouldn’t be being honest
if you said you weren’t scared,” she
concedes in an interview segment.
These scenes leave you in no
doubt of the vulnerability of the
journalists as they endeavour to
get the pictures to illustrate the
story. At one point, Ramsay and
his production crew are cornered
in a badly damaged breeze-block
building. “We are basically hiding in
rubble now, trying to find a way to
get out of here,” he explains.
“We are taking the viewers to
the frontline and showing them
what it’s like from all angles,” says
Cristina Nicolotti Squires, head
of content at Sky News. “I think
people will be surprised by the
jeopardy involved in going to some
of these places.”
Hotspots shows that TV news
frontline stories are far more than
just a “stand-upper” report to
camera and some layered shots
of smoke rising in the distance.
They are the team efforts of the
correspondent, camera operator,
producer, fixer and security adviser.
The series has not used
marketing business, prompting
speculation over whether the
men in dark suits could really
work in conjunction with the
jeans-and-beards brigade.
Accenture-Karmarama will
use this hire as a justification.
Indeed there is talk, maybe fear,
in adland of more management
consultancies muscling into the
creative sector. Advertising and
PR agencies are increasingly
finding themselves pitching
for work against arms of PWC
or Deloitte.
The anxiety among creative
shops is that management
consultancies have vastly
superior resources and are more
adept at selling their services
to the C-suite.
But before we hail the death
of the classic creative agency,
we should heed the experienced
scepticism of WPP boss Sir
Martin Sorrell, who dismisses
the threat as “fantasy”.
Sir Martin believes that
management consultancies can
spin a good line on cost savings
and procurement but lack the
culture and creative firepower
of his agencies (from Ogilvy and
JWT to Hill+Knowlton).
Indeed, since Karmarama’s
sale a year ago, and Deloitte’s
subsequent purchase of
crisis management specialist
Regester Larkin, we have
not seen the expected rush of
similar acquisitions.
While one can see the
360-degree cameras, which have
been revealingly deployed in war
zone reports such as Welcome
to Aleppo by the UK filmmaker
Christian Stephen, and The Fight for
Falluja by the New York Times video
journalist Ben C Solomon, both of
which provided unique perspectives
of the chaos of war and the urban
devastation caused by prolonged
bombing. But Hotspots achieves an
immersive viewer experience by
amalgamating footage from not just
the principle camera, but also those
on the producer’s smartphone,
body-mounted GoPros, and
overhead drones.
The series is not limited to the
“bang bang” war stories that
most obviously make for gripping
television. It’s important that
subjects such as the plight of the
Rohingya and sex trafficking are
highlighted beyond the current
affairs junkies who watch news
channels and bulletins.
To rabid opponents of Rupert
Murdoch’s empire, Sky News
attracts some suspicion, especially
now the mogul seeks full ownership
of Sky plc. This is unfair on
the journalists who produce
an internationally respected,
UK-produced network shown in 127
countries. While it is regulated by
Ofcom there is little prospect of Sky
News turning into a UK version of
Murdoch’s US channel Fox News –
the only one Trump doesn’t lambast
for peddling “fake news”.
Audiences can now get a closer
understanding of how Sky News
reports the world. If the media is to
win greater public trust it needs to
do more of this lifting of the curtain
on how it makes the news.
Twitter: @iburrell
appeal of shiny, lucrative
creative accounts to cash-rich
management consultancies,
the actual experience of
running an ad agency is a huge
cultural leap for Harvardeducated executives.
And although Maserati
is good news for Accenture,
and the brief looks promising,
this is not exactly the biggest
or most sought-after account
in the creative world.
The Italian brand sells less
than 50,000 cars a year. Ford
is not about to replace global
partner WPP with McKinsey
just yet.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
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BUSINESS
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Business
Matrix
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a glance
AUTOMOTIVE
C BUSINESS
VW exec says he
was “misused”
Belfast welcomes
Chinese business
Volkswagen executive Oliver
Schmidt, who is due to be
sentenced for wrongdoing in
the firm’s $30bn (£22bn) diesel
emissions scandal, has written
to the judge to say he feels
“misused” by VW. Schmidt said
he had followed a script agreed
by management and a highranking lawyer at a meeting
with Alberto Ayala, a California
Air Resources Board executive.
Belfast’s lord mayor, Nuala
McAllister, has welcomed a
“new era” in relations with
China, after a three-day summit
on business links between the
nation and Northern Ireland.
The UK-China regional leaders
summit in Belfast brought
together 100 delegates to
develop links between the two
countries, focusing on the role
of technology.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Retailers consider
deposit scheme
Businesses
discount to death
Tesco, Lidl, M&S and
Waitrose say they would be
open to introducing a deposit
scheme for plastic bottles to
combat plastic waste. Iceland
and the Co-op have already
voiced their support, arguing
the failure to recycle up to
16 million single-use plastic
bottles is a “ticking time bomb”
for humanity.
Food and drink retailers may
be discounting themselves out
of existence. A report reveals
that the prevalence of discount
websites means customers are
now rarely willing to pay the
full price. It points to record
Black Friday sales against
slumping profits and declining
employment across the high
street as warning signals.
EU to name and
shame tax havens
RBS turned a blind
eye to loan unit
On Tuesday. Europe’s leaders
intend to name non-cooperative jurisdictions. Debate
is raging about the inclusion
of some devastated Caribbean
islands – and the suggestion no
EU state will be included. The
idea behind listing tax havens is
to discourage the setting up of
shell structures abroad.
RBS’s management ignored
widespread failings at a ruthless
division that was meant to
help struggling small firms,
according to secret documents
obtained by The Mail on Sunday.
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pressured staff to squeeze
companies in order to make
more profit for the bank.
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THE WEEK AHEAD
Construction data
may surprise
Franchise deal
aids Stagecoach
Hopes are high that the
construction sector will
surprise on the upside again
today, after the purchasing
managers index for the sector
unexpectedly rose from 48.1 to
50.8 in October. The jump was
due to increased housebuilding,
while commercial
construction declined.
Stagecoach, the bus and train
operator, reports its half-year
results on Wednesday, with
predictions that it will announce
a boost from Government plans
to replace the firm’s loss-making
East Coast franchise earlier
than expected in 2020. On the
downside the firm is expected to
announce a rise in tax payments.
Regional trade
figures due out
Berkeley expects
London slump
UK regional trade figures for the
third quarter will be published
on Thursday. Data published
in October showed UK exports
rose 15 per cent between
April and June. Imports also
increased, up 14 per cent on the
first quarter, led by goods from
Germany for England, the US for
Wales and Norway for Scotland.
Housebuilder Berkeley will
publish interim results on
Friday, with analysts expecting
it to announce a further
slowdown in London. Berkeley
said in September that it was
in “excellent shape” despite
Brexit worries compounding
already difficult conditions in
the capital.
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43
TECHNOLOGY
Chinese developers rake
in Apple app earnings
By Cate Cadell
Apple Inc’s chief executive, Tim
Cook, said developers using its
platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total of 112
billion yuan (£12.57bn) roughly a
quarter of global App Store
earnings.
Mr Cook shared
the data during a
speech at China’s
top public cyber
policy forum yesterday, organised
by the Cybersecurity Administration
of China (CAC), which
oversees internet regulation including censorship.
Earlier this year, Apple said that
developers had earned roughly
$70bn in total revenue through
the store.
Apple is facing criticism from
local users and rights groups in
China for bowing to pressure from
Beijing cyber regulators after it decided to remove hundreds of apps
from its Chinese store this year, including messaging apps and virtual private network (VPN) services,
which help users subvert China’s so
called “Great Firewall”.
Apple counts China as
its third-largest region
by sales but it has lost
market share in recent years as high-end
handsets from local
rivals continue to gain
traction. The firm is
hoping to regain momentum following the release of
its iPhone 8 and iPhone X models which shipped in November.
The US tech giant said earlier it
had moved its Chinese cloud data
on to the servers of a local partner
in the Chinese province of Guizhou.
Mr Cook (inset) has visited
China several times this year, in-
cluding an October visit where he
was among executives that met
President Xi Jinping, who also
had prepared remarks read at
yesterday’s conference.
Mr Cook’s attendance was conspicuous, marking the first highlevel executive to attend the event
in its four-year history. Other
international tech bosses at the
conference included Google’s chief
executive, Sundar Pichai, also attending for the first time.
China is now considered the
most important growth region for
US tech firms, many of which had
neglected the market in the past,
leading to the growth of local rivals.
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Information Centre
estimates there are 131 million
iPhone users in China – more
than anywhere else in the world.
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Take some instant polenta, mushrooms,
spinach and an egg and in 15 minutes
you’ve got a plate of comfort food for
one. By cooking twice the amount of
polenta and turning half of it out on to
a flat plate, this maize porridge will set
into a nice flat disc that you can use as
a pizza base the following day. If you
should happen to end up with some
leftover spinach, you can use it to make a
salad to eat with your pizza.
In a pan, bring 700ml water to the boil
with a pinch of salt. Stir with a whisk
as you sprinkle the polenta into the
boiling water. Let the mixture cook for
3-5 minutes, or for the time given in the
packet instructions. Add extra (boiling)
water if necessary – the polenta should
be nice and soft. Stir in nearly all of
the Parmesan. Taste and season with
freshly ground pepper and more salt if
necessary.
When cooked, pour half of the polenta
on to a flat plate that you’ve greased with
olive oil, cover with cling film and put in
the fridge for tomorrow.
While the polenta cooks, sauté the
mushrooms in a small splash of olive oil
over medium-high heat for around 10
minutes. Add the garlic at the end and
cook briefly, then sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Remove the mushrooms from
the pan and add the spinach. Stir-fry the
spinach until just wilted. Remove the
spinach from the pan and fry an egg (you
might need to add another small splash
of olive oil).
Stir the butter into the cooked
polenta and spoon it into a deep plate.
Arrange the mushrooms and spinach
on the polenta and top with the fried
egg. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan.
Recipes taken
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Janneke Vreugdenhil,
published by HQ on
14 December, £16.99.
Photography by
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75g Parmesan cheese, grated
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150g mushrooms (just one kind or a
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½ garlic clove, crushed
150g baby leaf spinach
1 egg
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ACROSS 1 Layer, 4 Bout (Layabout), 7 Great Dane, 8 Urn, 10 Obdurate, 11 Huge,
13 Winning ways, 17 Away, 18 Trillion, 21 Koi, 22 Unveiling, 23 Espy, 24 Gamut.
DOWN 1 Lagoon, 2 Yield, 3 Retiring, 4 Bier, 5 Uruguay, 6 Rant and rave, 9 Need,
12 Dwelling, 14 Italics, 15 Lank, 16 Knight, 19 Idiom, 20 Duty.
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Five-Clue Cryptic, page 10; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
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i racing
Elliott’s triple
victory starts
Festival chatter
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Gordon Elliott enjoyed yet another
red-letter day in his ever-burgeoning
career when becoming the first trainer to win yesterday’s three Grade
Ones at Fairyhouse on the same
afternoon.
Bookies’ reps developed writer’s
cramp scribbling cut-down ante-post
prices for the Cheltenham Festival as
Mengli Khan, Apple’s Jade and Death
Duty powered home one after the
other, the first two ridden by teenage
sensation Jack Kennedy and the
third by old pro Davy Russell.
The Gigginstown-owned trio all
impressed, but Apple’s Jade was the
star of the show after brushing aside
the top class Nichols Canyon in the
Hatton’s Grace Hurdle.
“She seems better than ever,”
said Kennedy, which is quite a
compliment, considering what the
five-year-old had already achieved,
although Elliott wasn’t seduced
by talk of a crack at the Champion
Hurdle next March rather than a
defence of her Mares’ Hurdle title.
“S h e’ l l go fo r t h e M a re s ’
again,” said the County Meath
handler firmly. “I was always told to
put your horse where you think they
can win.”
Apple’s Jade is now an even
hotter favourite (7-4 at best) for that
contest, while the physically
imposing and hugely talented novices
Mengli Khan and Death Duty were
also slashed to single figure prices
for their Festival targets (probably the Supreme Hurdle and JLT
Chase) following commanding displays in the Royal Bond Hurdle and
Drinmore Chase, traditionally two
red-hot trials.
top
tips
BEST BET
Culture De Sivola
(1.40, Plumpton)
Improved when stepped up to
three miles last time and form has
worked out well.
NEXT BEST
Solomon Grey
(2.10, Plumpton)
Pleasing hurdles debut; due a win
after several placings.
ANTE-POST
Saturday’s big-race winner, Total
Recall, is more likely to be aimed
at the Grand National (20-1) than
the Gold Cup.
BEST OF FAKENHAM
3.30
RACING PARTNERSHIP JUVENILE HURDLE (CLASS 4)
3YO £6,000 added 2m
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2
3
4
5
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8
9
3221 JOYCETICK N Littmoden 11 4..............................................J Quinlan T
65 BROADWAY DREAMS M Blake 10 12 ..........................M G Nolan
5 GOLCONDA PRINCE R Fahey 10 12...................................B Hughes
LAZARUS Miss Amy Murphy 10 12 ...............Lucy Barry (5) T
OCEANUS Miss J Feilden 10 12 .............................................T Whelan
OXFORD BLU Olly Murphy 10 12...................................... R Johnson
3 STAFF COLLEGE H Spiller 10 12 ............................................J J Burke
WAR AT SEA A Stronge 10 12....................................................A Wedge
1723 GLORVINA C Mann 10 11 ...................................................... H Bannister
- 9 declared BETTING: 11-4 Oxford Blu, 10-3 Glorvina, 5-1 Staff College, 6-1 Joycetick,
8-1 War At Sea, Golconda Prince, 10-1 Lazarus, 25-1 Oceanus, 33-1
Broadway Dreams.
BEST OF PLUMPTON
1.10
1
2
3
4
MAYFIELD SUSSEX HOP GIN NOVICES’ CHASE (CLASS
3) £15,000 added 2m 1f
P6-241
146-53
462-82
22122-
OPTIMUS PRIME (D) D Skelton 5 11 5 .........................N Fehily T
BEHIND TIME H Fry 6 11 0..................................................N P Madden
SAN PEDRO DE SENAM (D) G L Moore 4 10 8......Joshua Moore
SHAAMA GRISE D Pipe 5 10 7................................ T Scudamore H
- 4 declared BETTING: 11-10 Optimus Prime, 15-8 Shaama Grise, 11-2 San Pedro De
Senam, 8-1 Behind Time.
1.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TYSERS MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3) £13,500
added 3m 1f
112-06
11-132
F529-1
265P-4
53-671
1150-8
1241-5
136322
CARNSPINDLE W Greatrex 5 11 12.......................T Greatrex (7)
JESTER JET Tom Lacey 7 11 11............................................R T Dunne
CULTURE DE SIVOLA N Williams 5 11 7...........Jamie Moore
TAMBURA (CD) G C Maundrell 7 11 6..............Mr Z Baker (5)
DING DING (C) Miss S West 6 11 2.............................M Goldstein
WHAT A DIVA P Bowen 6 11 0.................................. Sean Bowen T
ACT NOW (CD) A Honeyball 8 11 0...................................N Fehily T
MARIENSTAR N King 6 11 0.....................................................H Skelton
- 8 declared BETTING: 9-4 Culture De Sivola, 7-2 Jester Jet, 6-1 Marienstar, 7-1 Act
Now, Ding Ding
2.10
STRONG FLAVOURS CATERING NOVICES’ HURDLE
(CLASS 4) £7,000 added 2m
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
121/1 KNOCKNANUSS (CD) G L Moore 7 11 4..............Jamie Moore
2-105 ALKA STEP N Gifford 6 10 12...................................................T Cannon
88-4 FLO’SBOY SAM C Tizzard 4 10 12 ......................................H Cobden
HAVISHAM J Snowden 5 10 12 ........................................... G Sheehan
ISIS BLUE N Mulholland 7 10 12.............................................. N Fehily
232-22 SOLOMON GREY D Skelton 5 10 12 .................................H Skelton
THAMES KNIGHT J Boyle 5 10 12................................. L Treadwell
R THE MAJOR R Woollacott 4 10 12.................................James Best
3-4 WAIKIKI WAVES G L Moore 4 10 12...................Joshua Moore
5 WHAT’S OCCURRING O Sherwood 4 10 12................. L Aspell
- 10 declared BETTING: 7-4 Knocknanuss, 2-1 Solomon Grey, 8-1 Havisham, 12-1 Isis
Blue, 14-1 Waikiki Waves, Flo’sboy Sam, 16-1 What’s Occurring, Thames
Knight, 20-1 others.
BEST OF SOUTHWELL
1.50
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (CLASS 4)
£7,250 added 6f
082060
202774
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553557
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21-386
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GIN IN THE INN (D) R Fahey 4 9 12.............................. J Garritty 8
RAZIN’ HELL (CD) J Balding 6 9 7...............................A Mullen V 3
BOOST (D) Sir M Prescott 3 9 6 ....................................L Morris V 2
AGUEROOO (CD) O Pears 4 9 6........................... Hollie Doyle C 9
CALL OUT LOUD (CD) M Appleby 5 9 6.....A Rawlinson T,V 13
MUJASSAM (D) D O’Meara 5 9 5.....................P Vaughan (7) B 1
TRICKY DICKY (CD) Olly Williams 4 9 5..................S James 11
ADAM’S ALE (D) Mrs M Fife 8 9 3...........................C Hardie C 12
CASHLA BAY J Gosden 3 9 3........................................R Havlin B,T 4
GNAAD (C) A Bailey 3 9 1.............................................................L Keniry 6
ZAPPER CASS (D) T Coyle 4 8 13 ............................B A Curtis T 7
TREATY OF ROME (CD) D Shaw 5 8 13 .............P Mathers V 5
CROSSE FIRE (CD) S Dixon 5 8 12..........................K O’Neill C 10
PENNY DREADFUL (D) S Dixon 5 8 8....J Gormley (5) C 14
- 14 declared BETTING: 11-2 Tricky Dicky, 6-1 Call Out Loud, 7-1 Crosse Fire, 8-1 Boost,
Adam’s Ale, 10-1 Razin’ Hell, Cashla Bay, 12-1 Mujassam, Gnaad, Treaty Of
Rome, 14-1 others.
Racing results
CARLISLE
Going: Soft-heavy in places
12.20 1. UNCLE ALASTAIR
(Craig Nichol) 9-4; 2. Go Go
Lucas 11-2; 3. Blunder Buss 7-1.
9 ran. 2-1 fav Planet Nine (5th).
2l, 3/4l. (N Richards). .
12.50 1. OUR VALENTINA (J J
Slevin) 9-4 fav; 2. Paper Roses
7-2; 3. Catchthemoonlight 33-1.
7 ran. hd, 33/4l. (S Crawford
(IRE) ).
1.20 1. BENIE DES DIEUX (D
J Mullins) 8-13 fav; 2. Tacenda
4-1; 3. Verona Opera 50-1. 5
ran. 8l, 21/2l. (W P Mullins (IRE)
1.55 1. MONFASS (Craig Nichol) 10-1; 2. Craig Star 11-2; 3.
Dakota Grey 6-1. 9 ran. 5-2 fav
Meadowcroft Boy (9th). 21/2l,
3
/4l. (Mrs R Dobbin). 2.25 1. FINAGHY AYR (Derek Fox) 8-1;
2. Nortonthorpelegend 4-1; 3.
Presented 9-1. 9 ran. 5-2 fav
Golden Investment (4th). nk,
21/4l. (I Duncan).
3.00 1. EBONY ROSE (Sam
Coltherd) 10-1; 2. Native Optimist 33-1; 3. Bourne 7-1. 10
ran. 3-1 fav Too Many Chiefs
(4th). 3l, nk. (S Corbett).
3.30 1. FOREST DES AIGLES
(Derek Fox) 5-4 fav; 2. Calivigny
8-1; 3. Tikkandemickey 7-1. 9
ran. 6l, 11/4l. (Miss L Russell).
Jackpot: Not won, pool of
RUGBY UNION
Saracens suffer
Itoje injury and
last-ditch defeat
HARLEQUINS
Tries: Walker 2, Visser; Conversion:
Lang; Penalty: Lang.
20
SARACENS
Try: Barritt; Conversion: Farrell;
Penalties: Farrell 4.
19
By Hugh Godwin
AT THE STOOP
Saracens’ Maro Itoje was taken to
hospital amid fears the England and
British and Irish Lions forward may
have fractured his jaw as his club
were beaten in the league at Harlequins for the third year in a row.
Itoje was hurt in tackling Quins
full-back Mike Brown, colliding with
his England’s colleague’s shoulder. He
was taken off with a swab around his
mouth to stem the flow of blood in the
48th minute of a game finally decided
by a last-minute try for Quins’ wing
Tim Visser.
“It’s a facial injury and we’ll have
an update in the next 24 hours,” said
Mark McCall, the Saracens director
of rugby, whose team have now lost
three Premiership games in succession for the first time since 2010, and
next face back-to-back European
Cup matches against Clermont Auvergne. “We haven’t been in a spot
like this for a couple of years,” McCall
added. “We’ll find out a lot about ourselves now.”
Itoje was among a couple of handfuls of England players who had returned from autumn-international
duty to reinforce the London rivals,
but the first among equals in this
stellar group was Quins’ Danny Care.
The scrum-half ’s sumptuous footballing skills created all three of his
side’s tries, including a huge crosskick for the climactic score by Visser
after Saracens had conceded a highly
debatable penalty for a high tackle on
rookie fly-half James Lang. It looked
as if Sarries’ full-back Alex Goode
would intercept Care’s speculative
punt but he was able only to palm the
ball on to the waiting Visser.
Saracens led 10-0 early on, with a
try by Brad Barritt and five points
from the boot of Owen Farrell, who
passed 1,000 Premiership points in
the process. But Sarries were penalised time and again when they competed for the ball on the ground, and
although Farrell booted them into a
19-15 lead with his fourth penalty with
six minutes to play, they could not
keep Quins at bay.
Quins were belatedly able to bolster their pack with Renaldo Bothma,
after the Namibia captain had been
kept out injured since his signing in
the summer. A barrel-chested flanker with a relentless will to carry the
ball, Bothma smashed into Calum
Clark and Mako Vunipola twice each
during one remarkable second-half
sequence that epitomised the clash
of relentless Quins attack with Saracens’ famous “wolfpack” defence.
Care’s cross-kick made the first of
two tries for Harlequins wing Charlie
RUGBY LEAGUE
Players line up to
request Bennett stays
put as England coach
By John Davidson
£7,231.53 carried over to Southwell. Placepot: £98.90. Quadpot: £34.00. Place 6: £174.45.
Place 5: £97.47.
LEICESTER
Going: Hurdle: soft-good to
soft in places; chase: goodgood to firm in places
12.40 1. VINNDICATION (D
Bass) 8-1; 2. Coolanly 11-4 fav;
3. Quick Pick 12-1. 10 ran. 41/2l,
7l. (K Bailey). .
1.10 1. OCTAGON (H Bannister)
1-3 fav; 2. Clock On Tom 9-1; 3.
Bridey’s Lettuce 14-1. 7 ran.
21/2l, 4l. (H Whittington).
1.45 1. THE ROMFORD PELE
(A P Heskin) 15-8 fav; 2. Fox
Appeal 2-1; 3. Astracad 10-1. 6
ran. 31/2l, 20l. (T R George). 2.15
1. BALGEMMOIS (B J Powell)
12-1; 2. Wind Place And Sho 4-1;
3. Generous Day 2-1 fav. 9 ran.
nk, 31/4l. (A Stronge).
2.50 1. KILRONAN CASTLE (A
P Heskin) 2-1 fav; 2. Finnegan’s
Garden 10-1; 3. Remember
Forever 8-1. 8 ran. 17l, 10l. (D
McCain). 3.20 1. KNOCKNAMONA (A P Cawley) 10-3 fav;
2. Western Wave 9-2; 3. Megabucks 5-1. 15 ran. 5l, 21/4l. (M
Hammond). Placepot: £18.30.
Quadpot: £7.10.
First
among equals
was Danny
Care, whose
sumptuous
footballing skills
created all three
of Harlequins’
tries
IN BRISBANE
Wayne Bennett may be undecided
on his future as England coach but
the message from his players is clear
– take us to the next Rugby League
World Cup.
Bennett, who replaced Steve
McNamara in the top job in January
2016, led England to its first World
Cup final since 1995. Now out of contract, the Australian would not comment on his future with the national
team after the close 6-0 defeat to the
Kangaroos in Brisbane. “I’m not talking about it tonight,” Bennett said.
“I’m not in a good state to talk about
those things.”
But several England players have
voiced their hope that the veteran
coach will remain in his post. Prop
James Graham believes Bennett has
been great for the team. “I’d love for
Wayne for continue in the job he is
doing,” he said.
Wayne Bennett did
not want to answer
questions about
renewing his contract
“He’s been great for this group,
that’s plain to see. The observers
and people can watch the game can
see. To put in a performance like
that, to come to Australia and put in
a performance like that – when the
game is on the line for eighty minutes
just one score away.”
Back-rower Elliot Whitehead implored Bennett to stay on. “He came
in two years ago and put the stepping
stones in to where we are today,” he
said. “We’ve probably come up short
to what we wanted to achieve, but
we’re definitely going in the right
direction.”
Winger Jermaine McGillvary said
the 67-year-old has done plenty for
him personally and the entire England squad. “I see what he’s like with
you guys [the media] but when he’s
with us he’s a completely relaxed,
different person,” he said.
“He’s done a lot for me – you ask
any of the boys, he’s improved all the
boys. He doesn’t care who you are,
how much you’re on, he’ll rattle you. If
you’ve taken the piss he’ll tell you and
rip into you in front of all of the boys,
young or old. He doesn’t care. Wayne’s
a great man-manager, a great tactician and I hope he stays on. I hope the
Rugby Football League offer him a
new deal.” THE INDEPENDENT
NEWS
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16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
WALES 24-22 S AFRICA
Gatland puts
bold spin on
woeful Wales
By Sam Peters
Walker, with 25 minutes gone, after
Jamie Roberts crashed the ball in
typical style. That left Sarries five
points up at half-time, then a penalty
from Lang when Vunipola collapsed
a scrum, and two kicks from Farrell
widened the gap to eight.
Walker struck again on 71 minutes
when Care caught everyone napping with a tap-and-go. Still, Farrell’s fourth penalty looked like the
clincher until Saracens’ Australian
lock Will Skelton was whistled up for
what looked a fair scrag on Lang, who
picked himself to make a great touchfinder to within 10 metres of the visitors’ goalline, and Care and Visser
did the rest.
“I’ve talked to Danny about leaving
an enduring legacy as a rugby player,” John Kingston, the Harlequins
boss said of his 30-year-old maestro,
who was shaded as man of the match
by the workaholic Chris Robshaw.
“We’re seeing a different side of him
now, more mature.”
Tim Visser
heads for
the tryline
to score a
last-minute
winner for
Harlequins
at the Stoop
yesterday
GETTY IMAGES
Warren Gatland spoke optimistically
about Wales’ Six Nations prospects
after seeing them limp past the worst
South African team of the postapartheid era.
While Scotland and Ireland finished their three-Test autumn
buoyed by clear evidence of progress
and England can feel a sense of a job
well done after three wins from three,
Wales scraped home against Georgia
and an abject South Africa and were
comprehensively beaten by Australia
and New Zealand.
Yet Gatland insisted: “With where
all the teams are, it’s going to be one
of the closest Six Nations that we
have had for a long time.”
Wales came perilously close to
throwing away an 18-point lead they
had taken with almost alarming ease
in an opening 33 minutes which made
a mockery of South Africa’s proud
rugby heritage. By allowing the
wounded Springboks even the slightest foothold in a game of good entertainment but poor quality, Wales
again laid bare their own frailties.
Injuries will ensure they face Scotland in Cardiff on 3 February without
their best back, Jonathan Davies, and
their best forward, Sam Warburton,
while the combinations Gatland had
hoped would evolve over the past four
months remain in their infancy.
Scarlets’ Hadleigh Parkes at least
made his case to wear the No 12 jersey
with two first-half tries which saw him
namedman-of-the-matchonhisdebut,
on the very day the New Zealand-born
centre qualified for Wales on residency
grounds. THE INDEPENDENT
Honest commentary buffs up a dull game
T
here are some things
which are just not the
done thing: man buns.
Alcohol-free beer. Guitar
solos over a minute and
a half long. Drum solos full-stop.
Nickelback. Doing that “heart”
gesture after scoring a try or goal.
Commentators and pundits calling
games dull.
But for every rule, there is almost
always an exception. There are at
least two beers in the world that
are drinkable despite the lack of
booze. Andy Carroll almost manages
to carry off that most criminal
of hairstyles. David Gilmour’s
noodlings frequently breach the
90-second barrier with no drama.
Similarly Phil Taylor (the late
Motörhead drummer, not the stillbreathing darts player) could bash
his skins for as long as he liked. And
when football players have endured
truly heart-rending situations in real
life, they are welcome to do a heart.
And when first halves are as dire
as Bournemouth v Southampton
was yesterday, commentators
are forgiven for – and should be
encouraged in – dispensing with
any listener-luring hyperbole. As
ArmchairFan
Matt Butler
applauds BBC
team for telling
it like it is
Alistair Bruce-Ball and the former
Fulham, Chelsea and Australia
goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer did in
broadcasting proceedings on BBC 5
Live from the Vitality Stadium.
They both may have been a
little jaded. They’d clearly had a
busy week: Bruce-Ball had been
at Watford v Manchester United
on Wednesday, while Schwarzer
had hot-footed it back from the
World Cup draw in Moscow (he was
beaming about sharing the plane
over with a few stars. He mentioned
them in the following order: Kanu,
Gareth Southgate and erm, Pele).
So their ennui may have been
magnified by sheer football
fatigue. Indeed, they spent a good
proportion of the pre-match
build-up talking about the Ashes,
as well as delivering some welcome
It was
refreshing
to hear
Schwarzer
say, just 15
minutes
into the
game,
‘We’re
struggling
to find any
real quality
on show
here’
insight into the teams’ mindsets
after their midweek defeats.
Still, it was refreshing to hear
Schwarzer say just 15 minutes into
the game that “we’re struggling to
find any real quality on show here, I
have to say”. Bruce-Ball concurred,
although he was not quite as blunt as
the former player. “It’s yet to spark
into life, this game,” he said.
There was a dive and a worldclass save to divert the pair’s
attention, but it was enjoyable
– either despite or because of the
game – to listen to them spend
the half speaking about great
goalkeepers, previous visits to the
Vitality and whether Bournemouth
v Southampton did indeed
constitute a derby, given that they
are 32 miles apart and have seldom
been in the same division.
It would be rare to hear a Sky
or BT Sport commentator be
disparaging about the quality of a
game. It just wouldn’t be seemly.
But Bruce-Ball and Schwarzer
proved that for every absolute about
situations which are just not done,
there can be exceptions. Except
Nickelback. There is never an
excuse for Nickelback.
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BUSINESS SPORT
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Results Service
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cheshire Phoenix
P Leicester Riders P; Glasgow Rocks 111
Leeds Force 57; Manchester Giants 81
Sheffield Sharks 98; Plymouth Raiders
80 Surrey Scorchers 85.
L Canter 67 66 72 71; S Kapur (India) 69
69 68 70; D Fichardt (SA) 70 66 70 70;
277 A Wu (Chin) 72 68 70 67; Jin-ho Choi
(S Kor) 71 66 70 70; 278 S Horsfield 68 72
69 69; M Kawamura (Japan) 68 70 69 71;
N Schietekat (SA) 70 70 68 70; S Vincent
(Zwe) 70 70 68 70.
USPGA TOUR HERO WORLD CHALLENGE, ALBANY, BAHAMAS, FINAL
ROUND (USA unless stated): 270 R
Fowler 67 70 72 61; 274 C Hoffman
69 63 70 72; 276 T Fleetwood (GB) 66
69 74 67; J Spieth 68 67 72 69; 277 H
Matsuyama (Japan) 71 66 72 68; J Rose
(GB) 68 68 71 70; P Reed72 66 71 68; 278
F Molinari (It) 69 68 71 70; 280 T Woods
69 68 75 68; M Kuchar 67 70 72 71; 281
J Thomas 69 70 74 68; 287 A Noren
(Swe) 73 69 74 71; K Kisner 70 72 75 70;
288 D Johnson 68 72 76 72; D Berger 75
73 70 70; K Chappell68 70 74 76; 289 H
Stenson (Swe) 70 71 77 71; 291 B Koepka
71 78 72 70.
BOXING
LEICESTER ARENA, European Super
Lightweight Title: Anthony Yigit (Swe) bt
Joe Hughes (GB) UD 12. Commonwealth
Cruiserweight Title: Luke Watkins (GB)
bt Mike Stafford (GB) RTD 8.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW
YORK, WBO World Super Welterweight
Title: Sadam Ali (US) bt Miguel Cotto
(Pue) UD 12. WBC World Super Bantamweight Title: Rey Vargas (Mex) bt Oscar
Negrete Padilla (US) UD 12. WBO World
Light Flyweight Title: Angel Acosta (Pue)
bt Juan Alejo (Mex) TKO 10.
CRICKET
THIRD TEST MATCH
India v Sri Lanka, Delhi: India 536-7dec.
(127.5 overs; V Kohli 243, M Vijay 155, R
G R G Sharma 65; P A D L R Sandakan
4-167). Sri Lanka 131-3 (44.3 overs; A D
Mathews 57no).
FIRST TEST MATCH
West Indies v New Zealand, Wellington:
West Indies 134 (45.4 overs; N
Wagner 7-39) & 214-2 (66.0 overs; K C
Brathwaite 79no, S O Hetmyer 66). New
Zealand 520-9dec. (148.4 overs; T A
Blundell 107no, C de Grandhomme 105,
L R P L Taylor 93, H M Nicholls 67).
ICE HOCKEY
NHL: Arizona Coyotes 5 New Jersey
Devils 0; Calgary Flames 5 Edmonton
Oilers 7; Carolina Hurricanes 3 Florida
Panthers 2 (OT); Dallas Stars 3 Chicago
Blackhawks 2 (SO); Minnesota Wild 2 St
Louis Blues 1 (OT); Montreal Canadiens
10 Detroit Red Wings 1; Nashville
Predators 3 Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO);
Philadelphia Flyers 0 Boston Bruins 3;
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 Buffalo Sabres
1; Tampa Bay Lightning 5 San Jose
Sharks 2; Vancouver Canucks 2 Toronto
Maple Leafs 1; Washington Capitals 4
Columbus Blue Jackets 3.
ELITE LEAGUE: Braehead 3 Coventry
1; Guildford 7 Dundee 3; Manchester 3
Cardiff 4 (OT); Milton Keynes 3 Belfast
6; Fife 6 Edinburgh 2; Nottingham 4
Sheffield 1. YESTERDAY Braehead
0 Nottingham 3; Cardiff 3 Dundee
2;Coventry 2 Manchester 4; Edinburgh 1
Fife 5; Guildford 5 Belfast 3; Sheffield 6
Milton Keynes 1
GOLF
EUROPEAN TOUR AUSTRALIAN
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, ROYAL PINES
RESORT, GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND,
Final Round (Aus unless stated, par 72):
270 C Smith 68 67 67 68 (Smith won at
the second extra play-off hole) Jordan
Zunic 66 69 64 71; 271 A Bland 66 66
71 68; 274 M Leishman 67 65 74 68; D
Bransdon 69 71 66 68; 276 H Varner III
(US) 71 66 73 66; 277 L Herbert 68 73 68
68; S Crocker (US) 69 71 70 67; 278 N
Kimsey (GB) 73 67 73 65; W Ormsby 71
67 72 68; 279 R Pampling 70 72 68 69; J
McLeod 72 71 67 69; G Chalmers 68 66
73 72; C Luck 73 66 71 69; 280 M Armitage (GB) 74 68 68 70; J B. Hansen (Den)
69 69 72 70; J Scrivener 72 70 71 67; M
Weir (Can) 73 69 71 67; A Dodt 71 70 70
69; 281 D Nisbet 67 72 73 69; J Wilson
71 70 68 72; M Brown (NZ) 69 73 72 67;
T Smyth 69 73 71 68; 282 K Hickok (US)
70 69 74 69; S Garcia (Sp) 67 71 70 74; R
Gibson 68 67 77 70; M Hendry (NZ) 70 72
73 67; O Farr (GB) 71 70 70 71; J Munro
75 67 70 70.
EUROPEAN TOUR AFRASIA BANK
MAURITIUS OPEN, HERITAGE GC, Final
Round (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 71):
268 D Frittelli (SA) 67 66 68 67 (Frittelli
Won Play-off at first hole); A Atwal
(India) 62 70 68 68; 270 R Langasque (Fr)
67 69 67 67; 271 L De Jager (SA) 66 67 67
71; 272 M Tabuena (Phl) 66 68 67 71; M
Pavon (Fr) 69 68 69 66; 273 Jose-Filipe
Lima (Prt) 68 66 69 70; L Oosthuizen
(SA) 67 68 71 67; 274 O Strydom (SA) 66
68 73 67; J Stalter (Fr) 67 68 70 69; O
Bekker (SA) 67 67 71 69; G Coetzee (SA)
67 71 68 68; Jean-Paul Strydom (SA)
71 69 66 68; 275 J Winther (Den) 71 68
72 64; J Walters (SA) 68 66 69 72; 276 R
Gouveia (Prt) 68 68 68 72;
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BETWAY UK CHAMPIONSHIPS,
BARBICAN CENTRE ,YORK, 2nd rd: Yan
Bingtao (Chin) bt B Woollaston (Eng)
6-1; R O’Sullivan (Eng) bt M Georgiou
(Eng) 6-1; K Wilson (Eng) bt Y De Lu
(Chin) 6-3; M King (Eng) bt M Dunn (Eng)
6-4; L Brecel (Bel) bt A Mehta (India) 6-3;
S Murphy (Eng) bt L Highfield (Eng) 6-5;
R Walden (Eng) bt J Jones (Wal) 6-5; J
Robertson (Eng) bt A McManus (Sco) 6-5
TODAY’S FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham v Wolverhampton ........................
FA CUP SECOND ROUND
Slough v Rochdale..........................................................
CRICKET
FIRST TEST MATCH—FINAL DAY OF
FIVE: New Zealand v West Indies
(Wellington, 10.00pm).
SECOND TEST MATCH—THIRD DAY OF
FIVE: Australia v England (Adelaide,
3.30am, Tuesday).
THIRD TEST MATCH—THIRD DAY OF
FIVE: India v Sri Lanka (Delhi, 4.00am,
Tuesday).
SNOOKER
BETWAY UK CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Barbican Centre, York).
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Across: 1 Ex-ho-R-t, 3 ID-le-S-t, 4 Stag-Ed
Down: 1 E-E-J-it-s, 2 Ti-NT-Ed.
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Talking Points
What we can take away
from the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
Cotto’s body made the decision to
retire from boxing for him
2
Pollution during India v Sri Lanka
Test a worrying sign for future
Not all retirements go perfectly.
Miguel Cotto (right), the icon of
Puerto Rico, won’t fight again – he
says – after losing to Sadam Ali
at Madison Square Garden on
Saturday. Not many gave Ali a
chance. But then, boxing isn’t
like many other sports. 37
years, 17 of them spent in the
ring or training for it, have
caught up with Cotto who
was outpointed by a limited opponent. Not many
fighters choose the right
moment to bow out; perhaps Cotto’s body made
the decision for him.
A glimpse of some terrifying yet
normalised future? Not Virat
Kohli’s sixth Test double century
of his career, but the pollution in
Delhi that stopped play in the third
Test between India and Sri Lanka
on day two. Players wore masks;
two Sri Lankans were sick;
on television, the action became difficult to discern. Of
course, it’s not the first thing
we should be worrying
about regarding pollution
and climate change. But
the effect on sport may be
one of the more immediately
noticeable effects.
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It won’t be enough to turn Ligue
1 into a title race but even so, it’s
always interesting when Paris
Saint-Germain lose domestically
for what we can extrapolate. On
Saturday PSG fell behind early to
Strasbourg via some complacent
defending. Kylian Mbappé (below)
equalised; Strasbourg got another
and PSG couldn’t find an equaliser.
Maybe PSG sometimes
just switch off.
In February James Graham, the
England prop, said players should
be protected from themselves over
concussions. Early in the Rugby
League World Cup final, Graham
smashed his head against an
Australian. He should have been
protected from his own courage.
And yet there was no doubt that
Graham was going to play on. It’s
the paradox that elite contact
sport may never overcome.
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6
Reports claim the Yankees had
appointed Aaron Boone to be their
new general manager. Boone, who
hit one of the Yankees’ most famous home runs in history against
the Boston Red Sox in 2003, hasn’t
coached or managed baseball since
retiring eight years ago. Now he
takes charge of baseball’s most famous, most combustible franchise.
Good luck. Get the popcorn.
On Saturday, Sunderland invited
us to ask how low a large and proud
football club can sink before something changes. Reading swiped
Chris Coleman’s (below) team aside
at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland
have not won in 21 home games.
They are the worst team in English
league football. Their
supporters deserve
more.
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Juventus brusquely handled
Napoli on Friday night at Stadio
San Paolo. Gonzalo Higuain (below)
scored the only goal of the game – a
win would have pulled Napoli seven
points clear of Juventus. Napoli are
a brilliant team to watch; on Friday
they seemed brittle, perhaps
cowed by Juventus’s hardheadedness. The stylish
kids squashed by the playground bullies.
Afun throwback is happening in
Cleveland. The Cavaliers extended
their winning streak to 11 games
against the Memphis Grizzlies on
Saturday night. Dwayne Wade is
crucial off the bench, while LeBron
James may be better than ever as
he moves towards his late career.
It’s a different kind of magic
than Wade and James had
with the Miami Heat. Maybe
it’s more entertaining.
Is league so easy for PSG that they
just switch off sometimes?
Boone’s imminent appointment at
Yankees will be riveting
Juventus’s bullying of Napoli shows
style only goes so far
Bloody Graham highlights contact
sports’ paradox over concussions
Sunderland sink lower, but their
fans deserve much more
Wade and James’ old-timers’ act is
proving great entertainment
CRICKET
Suffocated England are
AUSTRALIA
Marsh 126no, Paine 57;
Overton 3-105
ENGLAND
442-8d Scoreboard
29-1
By Jonathan Liew
IN ADELAIDE
Second Test, Adelaide (Day 2 of 5): England are trailing
Australia by 413 runs with 9 first-innings wickets in
hand
England won toss
AUSTRALIA — First Innings 209-4 (Khawaja 53)
First Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
P S P Handscomb lbw b Broad
36 0 5 86 128
S E Marsh not out
126
1 15 231 350
†T D Paine c Ali b Overton
57
1 6 102 110
M A Starc c Anderson b Broad
6 0 0 29 30
P J Cummins c Malan b Overton
44 0
7 90 114
N M Lyon not out
10
1 0 11 14
Extras (b6 lb6 w1)
13
Total(for 8 dec, 149 overs)
442
Fall: 1-33, 2-86, 3-139, 4-161, 5-209, 6-294, 7-311, 8-410.
Did Not Bat: J R Hazlewood.
Bowling: J M Anderson 31-5-74-1, S C J Broad 30-11-72-2,
C R Woakes 27-4-84-1, C Overton 33-3-105-3, M M Ali
24-3-79-0, J E Root 4-0-16-0.
ENGLAND — First Innings
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
11 0
1 28 43
A N Cook not out
18 0 2 21 32
M D Stoneman lbw b Starc
0 0 0 6 9
J M Vince not out
Extras
0
Total(for 1, 9.1 overs)
29
Fall: 1-29.
To Bat: *J E Root, D J Malan, M M Ali, †J M Bairstow, C R
Woakes, S C J Broad, C Overton, J M Anderson.
Bowling: M A Starc 5-1-13-1, J R Hazlewood 4-2-16-0, P J
Cummins 0.1-0-0-0.
Umpires: Aleem Dar and C B Gaffaney.
Perhaps it was the bit when Nathan
Lyon hit Craig Overton disdainfully
for six. Perhaps it was the moment
Alastair Cook and James Vince
bumped into each other going for a
catch. Perhaps it was when Shaun
Marsh danced down the pitch and
put Stuart Broad into the members’
enclosure. It was hard to pinpoint the
exact moment. But sometime during
the afternoon session, this series simply stopped being fun for England. A
monumental task lies ahead of them
if it is ever to be fun again.
You may hear about this being the
day when the “wheels fell off”. But it they would have to bat for two of the
wasn’t quite as dramatic as all that. remaining three if they were to save
There was no Mitchell Johnson blitz- or win the game.
krieg this time, no cataclysmic imploAustralia had done to England exsion, no mid-series retirement in the actly what England said they were
offing. They were picked apart rather going to do to Australia: frustrate,
than ripped apart, the wheels not so suffocate, exhaust.
much falling off as being punctured
This has been the slowest Ashes
one at a time. England, so bullseries since the 1990s, and durish and effervescent before
ing it Australia have played
the game, were ground
with a rare and valuable
to a halt by the smart
patience: judging condicricket they aspire to
tions, pacing their efplay themselves.
forts, using their local
With the bat, Ausknowledge and comMiles per hour
tralia sprang from
petitive instincts. You
– the bowling
their overnight platcan have all the finely
pace achieved by
Mitchell
Starc
in
an
form to amass a total
tuned plans and sharpabbreviated evening
that would have been
ly honed strategies you
session
imposing enough during
want, but sometimes
the daytime. Marsh (126 not
learning is no substitute for
out) and Tim Paine (57) saw off
simply knowing.
the second new ball. Then as English
Even in England’s truncated ninelimbs and minds began to tire, Marsh over session with the bat, you could
and Pat Cummins (44) very nearly see the difference. Starc slung it
took them into a third.
down at 93mph, full and attacking
With the ball, Mitchell Starc took the stumps. Josh Hazlewood popped
the early wicket of Mark Stoneman it on a perfect length, full and atbefore rain washed out what could tacking the stumps from a different
have turned into a nightmarish night angle. Cummins only got one ball, but
session. The tourists were not quite his length is naturally a little shorter.
cooked after two days. But they knew There is colour and texture to this
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Adelaide ambiance is
evidence that day-night
Tests are here to stay
Tim
Wigmore
A
IN ADELAIDE
delaide was the scene of
the first ever day-night
Test match, against New
Zealand two years ago.
Like all the best ideas,
the puzzle about day-night Test
cricket is why it took so long.
The answer is cricket’s
conservatism. Although the
International Cricket Council
approved day-night Tests back
in 2012, boards were reticent to
organise them because so much
could go wrong. What if it was too
cold? What if the pink ball produced
dour cricket? How was it fair if their
players could barely practise with
the pink ball in first-class matches
before? Some, like Kevin Pietersen,
even said that day-night Tests would
need their whole new category
of statistics. Eventually, Cricket
Australia decided to press ahead
with the venture, and stumped up
$1m (£565,000) in prize money to
entice New Zealand to agree.
An enthralling match played out,
attack, whereas England’s four-man
pace attack simply offered varying
shades of grey. English-style conditions offered little solace.
Already, this looks like becoming
the eighth Ashes series out of nine
to be won by the home team. Should
England continue to slide in this
game, the tendency will be towards
and Adelaide immediately came
to look like the spiritual home of
day-night Test cricket. Certainly,
everything about the venue could
be designed to showcase day-night
Tests at their best.
There is the weather, obviously:
normally easily hot enough to enjoy
being outside till the evening –
notwithstanding a shower on day
two – and with the days long enough
that the lights only truly take effect
in the last hour of a normal day’s
play. There is also the wonderful
Adelaide Oval – a case study in
how to redevelop a ground while
retaining its soul. And then there is
the surrounding ambience, above
all the atmospheric walk over the
bridge, and the ground’s location in
Adelaide looks like the
spiritual home of day-night
Tests. Everything about it
showcases the idea at its best
NEWS
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VOICES
16-20
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
painstakingly ripped apart
‘A few nicks and it
would have been
different’ – Bayliss
By Jonathan Liew
condemnation: towards Joe Root for
choosing to bowl first, towards the
bowlers for pitching it too short, towards the ECB, because why not?
But such is the advantage of home
conditions that England could conceivably lose this series 5-0 and still
begin the 2019 Ashes as narrow favourites. And so, perhaps the defi-
Mitchell Starc
celebrates
taking the
wicket of
England’s
Mark
Stoneman
GETTY IMAGES
nition of success for England here
simply needs to be recalibrated. A
win. A century. Keeping the series
alive beyond Christmas.
Or maybe it is something as simple as giving a genuine account of
themselves, providing an alternative
narrative to a series that so far has
offered but one. THE INDEPENDENT
the heart of town, rendering it ideal
large enables the ground to keep
for stragglers to come after work.
the costs of tickets down. There
The city’s size is also perfect. A
are deals for families, and cheaper
little over one million people live
tickets for the last two sessions.
in Adelaide, so a Test match takes
While, for most, drinking remains
over the city. More than 50,000
fundamental to the day-night
attended both the first two
experience – the lawns
days of the Ashes – over
in the members’ area
5 per cent of the city’s
have a vodka lounge,
population. Yet the
champagne bar and
city is also small
a Pimm’s bar – the
enough that for most
experience is also
Per cent of the
fans home is a quick
more welcoming for
Adelaide population
walk or cab ride away.
young families than
that attended each
Adelaide provides
those at the Test in
of the first two days
of the Ashes Test
evidence that
Edgbaston. There
day-night cricket
are several alcohol-free
attracts a new audience.
areas.
The crowd is more female
To see over 100,000 cram
than is the norm for games in
into Adelaide has been to witness
England, and the game doubles as
what day-night Test cricket can do.
an occasion in the social calendar.
Far from a threat to Test cricket,
Within the space of three years,
day-night matches can safeguard
it has become a highlight of the
it by making it easier for people to
Australian sporting summer.
come, or watch on TV. No one does it
That Adelaide’s capacity is so
better than Adelaide.
5
England’s hopes of retaining the
Ashes hung by a thread, but after
two humbling days in Adelaide
coach Trevor Bayliss insisted
they were still in with a chance of
winning the second Test despite
trailing by more than 400 runs.
“We’re here to win,” said
Bayliss. “Which means batting
all day tomorrow and well into
the fourth day. But we’ve got
the batters to do it. They’re
confident. There’s a good feeling
in the dressing room. They were
certainly not disheartened at all.”
Three teams in recent years
have lost after scoring more
than 400 in the first innings at
Adelaide, including England in
2006-07. But conditions this time
were friendly enough for Joe Root
to invite the Australians to bat
on the first morning, a decision
Bayliss defended.
“No, he wouldn’t do anything
different,” Bayliss said. “One
of our challenges is taking
wickets on flatter pitches. So Joe
wanted to give our guys the best
opportunity to take 20 wickets.
It didn’t work out, although I
thought we bowled pretty well.
“Look, it wasn’t an easy
decision. But we didn’t get the
results we deserved. Another
day, another two or three nicks
might have had us in a different
position. It might have evened up
Trent Bridge two years ago, when
they nicked everything [and were
bowled out for 60].”
England’s tactic so far this
series has been to cut off
Australia’s supply of runs and
force them into mistakes. It
was a plausible tactic, but so far
Australia have steadfastly refused
to play ball. THE INDEPENDENT
Story of the day...
Shot of the day
A cover drive often
fills this slot, and can
occasionally just be an
overrated crowd-pleaser.
But Shaun Marsh’s four
on the up, threaded
between a wide mid-off
and extra cover, was a
peach as he went to 58 off
Anderson soon after tea.
Stat of the day
199
Successive
overs,
dating
back to Brisbane, in
which England had to
field before Steve Smith’s
declaration left them
to negotiate the last 28
under lights against the
pink ball.
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4 DECEMBER 2017
51
Weekend football results
PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal (0)....................1
Lacazette 49
Att 59,547
Brighton (0) ................1
Murray 51 (pen)
Man Utd (2)..................3
Valencia 4
Lingard 11, 63
Liverpool (2)..............5
Can 30
Firmino 31, 48
Coutinho 87
Att 30,634
Dunk 89 (og)
Chelsea (2)..................... 3 Newcastle (1).............1
Hazard 21, 74 (pen) Gayle 12
Morata 33
Att 41,538
Everton (0)................... 2 Huddersfield (0).....0
Sigurdsson 47
Att 39,167
Calvert-Lewin 73
Leicester (1).................1 Burnley (0).................0
Gray 6
Att 30,714
Stoke (2).......................... 2 Swansea (1).................1
Shaqiri 36
Bony 3
Diouf 40
Att 28,261
Watford (1)...................1 Tottenham (1)...........1
Kabasele 13
Son 25
Att 20,278
West Brom (0) ..........0 Crystal Palace (0)..0
Att 23,531
Yesterday
Bournemouth (1)...1 Southampton (0)...1
Fraser 42
Austin 61
Att 10,764
Man City (0)................. 2 West Ham (1).............1
Otamendi 57
Ogbonna 44
Silva 83
Att 54,203
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
15 14 1 0 46 10 43
Man Utd
15 11 2 2 35 9 35
Chelsea
15 10 2 3 28 12 32
Liverpool
15 8 5 2 33 19 29
Arsenal
15 9 1 5 29 19 28
Tottenham
15 7 4 4 23 13 25
Burnley
15 7 4 4 14 12 25
Watford
15 6 4 5 25 26 22
Leicester
15 5 5 5 20 20 20
Everton
15 5 3 7 19 28 18
Southampton 15 4 5 6 15 18 17
Brighton
15 4 5 6 14 19 17
Stoke
15 4 4 7 18 30 16
Bournemouth 15 4 3 8 13 17 15
Newcastle
15 4 3 8 14 22 15
Huddersfield 15 4 3 8 9 26 15
West Brom
15 2 7 6 12 21 13
Crystal Palace 15 2 4 9 8 25 10
West Ham
15 2 4 9 13 32 10
Swansea
15 2 3 10 8 18 9
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Bolton (2) ......................3 Barnsley (1)................1
Madine 20, 39 (pen) Bradshaw 22 (pen)
Little 69
Att 14,371
Brentford (1)..............3 Fulham (1)....................1
Canos 33
Kebano 25
Sawyers 49
Att 11,090
Watkins 85
Bristol City (0).......... 2 Middlesbrough (0)1
Bryan 51
Magnusson 75 (og)
Paterson 54
Att 18,752
Derby (0)........................1 Burton Albion (0) .0
Russell 81
Att 26,761
Ipswich (2).....................4 Nottm Forest (2)....2
Connolly 7
Dowell 30
Iorfa 37
Walker 43
Waghorn 53
Att 16,308
Celina 67
Millwall (1) ...................3 Sheff Utd (1)................1
Gregory 14
Brooks 41
Romeo 66
Att 12,669
Cooper 87
Preston (0)...................1 QPR (0) ...........................0
Hugill 88
Att 11,290
Sheff Wed (0).............. 2 Hull (1) ............................2
Hooper 70, 85
Campbell 21
Dawson 90
Att 25,412
Sunderland (0).........1 Reading (0)..................3
Grabban 76 (pen)
Edwards 53
Barrow 68, 71
Att 27,386
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton 19 14 2 3 40 17 44
Cardiff
20 13 4 3 30 14 43
Bristol City
20 10 7 3 32 21 37
Sheff Utd
20 12 1 7 33 24 37
Aston Villa
20 10 6 4 29 18 36
Derby
20 10 5 5 30 21 35
Ipswich
20 10 2 8 35 30 32
Leeds
20 9 3 8 30 25 30
Middlesbrough 20 8 5 7 25 20 29
Preston
20 7 8 5 23 21 29
Brentford
20 6 9 5 31 27 27
Sheff Wed
20 6 9 5 25 23 27
Nottm Forest 20 9 0 11 28 33 27
Reading
20 7 5 8 26 24 26
Fulham
20 6 8 6 26 27 26
Norwich
20 6 6 8 18 26 24
Millwall
20 5 7 8 22 21 22
QPR
20 5 7 8 22 29 22
Barnsley
20 5 5 10 24 31 20
Hull
20 4 7 9 34 37 19
Bolton
20 3 7 10 19 37 16
Birmingham 19 4 4 11 10 28 16
Sunderland
20 2 8 10 26 38 14
Burton Albion 20 3 5 12 12 38 14
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bristol Rovers (0).. 2 Rotherham (0) .........1
Harrison 64
Williams 56
Sercombe 75
Att 7,531
Southend (1)............... 2 Oldham (0)...................0
Demetriou 17 (pen) Att 5,608
Wright 54
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan
19 13 3 3 36 12 42
Shrewsbury
19 12 4 3 26 13 40
Scunthorpe
20 11 5 4 26 14 38
Blackburn
19 11 4 4 34 17 37
Bradford
20 11 3 6 29 22 36
Charlton
19 10 5 4 29 23 35
Peterborough 20 8 5 7 31 29 29
Portsmouth
20 9 2 9 25 24 29
Southend
20 7 7 6 24 29 28
Oxford Utd
20 7 6 7 34 27 27
Fleetwood Tn 20 7 6 7 29 30 27
Blackpool
20 7 6 7 26 27 27
Rotherham
20 8 2 10 33 30 26
Walsall
19 6 7 6 27 28 25
Bristol Rovers 20 8 0 12 29 36 24
MK Dons
20 6 6 8 22 29 24
Doncaster
20 6 5 9 21 25 23
Oldham
20 6 5 9 30 38 23
Rochdale
19 4 8 7 20 24 20
AFC Wimbledon 20 5 5 10 15 22 20
Gillingham
20 4 8 8 15 22 20
Northampton 20 5 4 11 15 32 19
Bury
20 4 5 11 19 28 17
Plymouth
20 4 5 11 15 29 17
EMIRATES FA CUP SECOND ROUND
Bradford (1).................3 Plymouth (0).............1
Vincelot 39
Carey 63
Knight-Percival 50 Att 4,957
Wyke 64
Fleetwood Town (1) 1 Hereford FC (1)...........1
Cole 29
Dinsley 23
Att 2,567
Forest Green (1).......3 Exeter (0)......................3
Doidge 26, 90
Moore-Taylor 58
Laird 88
Stockley 64, 90
Att 2,215
Gillingham (1)............1 Carlisle (1)....................1
O’Neill 5
Grainger 18 (pen)
Att 3,178
MK Dons (0).................4 Maidstone Utd (1) .1
Nesbitt 54
Okuonghae 25
Agard 64, 70
Att 4,804
Pawlett 89
Notts County (1) .....3 Oxford City (0).........2
Duffy 31
Sinclair 53
Stead 56 (pen)
Paterson 73
Grant 90
Att 5,092
Port Vale (0)................1 Yeovil (0).......................1
Pope 63
Green 90
Att 3,316
Shrewsbury (2) ........ 2 Morecambe (0)........0
Rodman 33
Att 3,184
Whalley 37 (pen)
Stevenage (3).............5 Swindon (2)................2
Samuel 18
Linganzi 33
Godden 23
Taylor 42
Pett 45
Newton 72, 77
Att 1,883
Yesterday
AFC Wimbledon (1)3 Charlton (1) ................1
McDonald 10
Ahearne-Grant 22
Taylor 70, 81 (pen)
Att 3,270
Blackburn (3).............3 Crewe (1).......................3
Samuel 11, 20
Porter 35 (pen), 66
Graham 15
Nolan 63
Att 4,472
Coventry (2)................3 Boreham W (0) ........0
Nazon 27
Att 2,985
McNulty 40
Shipley 48
Doncaster (1).............. 3 Scunthorpe (0)........0
Rowe 17, 67
Att 5,251
Mandeville 90
Gateshead (0).............0 Luton (1)........................5
O Lee 40, Potts 62
E Lee 67, Hylton 90
Berry 90, Att 1,339
Mansfield (1) ..............3 Guiseley (0)................0
Spencer 31, 52, 65 (pen)
Att 4,081
Newport County (1)2 Cambridge Utd (0)0
Labadie 2, 82
Att 2,748
Woking (0)....................1 Peterborough (1)...1
Ward 84
Tafazolli 24
Att 3,072
Wycombe (1) .............. 3 Leatherhead (1) .......1
Saunders 29
Midson 8 (pen)
Mackail-Smith 76
Att 3,835
Akinfenwa 90
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Celtic (2)..........................5 Motherwell (0)........1
Edouard 16, 33, 85
Frear 65
Forrest 76, 88
Hearts (0) ......................1 Hamilton (0)..............1
Walker 47
Tomas 69
Att 15,357
Partick (0).....................0 Hibernian (0) ............1
Barton 48 (og)
Att 4,997
Ross County (0).......0 Dundee (1) ...................2
O’Hara 18
El Bakhtaoui 89
Att 3,896
St Johnstone (1).......1 Kilmarnock (1).........2
MacLean 43
Findlay 10
Brophy 66
Att 2,950
Yesterday
Aberdeen (0)...............1 Rangers (1)..................2
Ross 65
Wilson 14
Windass 63
Att 18,983
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
15 11 4 0 36 8 37
Rangers
16 9 3 4 33 18 30
Aberdeen
16 9 3 4 24 20 30
Hibernian
16 8 5 3 24 17 29
Motherwell
15 7 2 6 22 21 23
Hearts
16 4 6 6 14 19 18
St Johnstone 15 5 3 7 16 23 18
Hamilton
16 4 5 7 23 26 17
Dundee
16 4 3 9 17 26 15
Kilmarnock
16 3 6 7 14 23 15
Ross County 16 4 3 9 14 24 15
Partick
15 2 5 8 12 24 11
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dundee Utd 2 Dunfermline 1; Livingston
P Falkirk P (due to frozen pitch); Morton 4
Brechin 1; Queen of South 0 Inverness CT
0; St Mirren 0 Dumbarton 1.
Leading Positions: 1 Dundee Utd P 15
pts 30, 2 St Mirren (15-29), 3 Livingston
(14-25), 4 Dunfermline (15-23), 5 Morton
(15-23), 6 Queen of South (15-23).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Airdrieonians 2 Forfar 1; Arbroath 1
Stranraer 2; Ayr 3 Albion 2; Queen’s Park 2
East Fife 1; Raith 2 Alloa 1.
Leading Positions: 1 Ayr P 15 pts 35, 2
Raith (14-32), 3 Arbroath (15-23), 4 Alloa
(15-21), 5 East Fife (15-21), 6 Stranraer
(13-20).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Annan Athletic 2 Elgin 0; Berwick 1 Stirling 0; Clyde 0 Montrose 0; Cowdenbeath
P Stenhousemuir P (due to frozen pitch);
Peterhead 3 Edinburgh City 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 14 pts
28, 2 Stirling (13-26), 3 Peterhead (13-25),
4 Elgin (14-23), 5 Stenhousemuir (13-22),
6 Annan Athletic (15-20).
CHECKATRADE TROPHY NORTHERN
SECTION SECOND ROUND
Walsall 1 Bury 2.
SOUTHERN SECTION SECOND ROUND
Portsmouth 2 Northampton 0.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Bromley 2 Dover 2; FC Halifax 0 Barrow
1; Hartlepool 1 Macclesfield 2; Solihull
Moors 1 Leyton Orient 0; Sutton Utd
2 Eastleigh 0; Torquay 0 Aldershot 0;
Wrexham 2 Maidenhead Utd 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Sutton Utd P 23 pts
42, 2 Wrexham (23-42), 3 Macclesfield
(23-41), 4 Aldershot (23-40), 5 Dover (2338), 6 Dag & Red (22-37).
52
SPORT
FOOTBALL
Premier League Saturday action
EVERTON 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD
CHELSEA 3-1 NEWCASTLE
Sam wants fit squad
to assess his options
Fabregas: we’re
all praying for
City to slip up
Sam Allardyce hopes to get all
his players in action so he can
fully assess the Everton squad
he inherited before the January
transfer window.
Allardyce (below) launched his
latest spell in management with a
win, through second-half goals
by Gylfi Sigurdsson and
Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
And the ex-England
boss, the first man to
manage seven Premier
League clubs, said: “I
think getting the players
who are injured fit again is
a main priority.”
Summer signings Davy
Klaassen and Sandro
Ramirez have struggled to
adapt to English football,
while Ross Barkley,
Michael Keane and
Leighton Baines were
also missing against
Huddersfield due to
injury.
“I have to say, when
I’ve looked at this season’s history
of games played, players getting
injured, it’s no wonder they have
struggled,” said Allardyce, who has
already been linked with moves for
Watford striker Troy Deeney and
Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.
“The new players haven’t
been able – especially the
foreign players – to settle in and
show what they can really do yet.
So hopefully we can get more
out of them because we’ll need
them going into the Christmas
and New Year period.”
Huddersfield’s fourth
straight league defeat
continued their slide
down the table and head
coach David Wagner
admitted: “If you are
unsuccessful, if you don’t
score, don’t have a result,
your confidence drops.
Here was the first time
this was the case and this
is what we have to turn
[around].”
WATFORD 1-1 TOTTENHAM
BRIGHTON 1-5 LIVERPOOL
Kieran Trippier denied Tottenham
were feeling the pressure after
failing to win any of their last four
Premier League matches.
Spurs had to battle for a point
after Davinson Sanchez was sent
off. And the Premier League’s
sixth-placed side might have lost
had Eric Dier been penalised for a
late handball in the box.
But defender Trippier insisted:
“We’ve got a fantastic team, great
spirit, a hungry young team and
a great manager – we just have to
keep going.”
Son Heung-min levelled before
the break after Christian Kabasele
had headed Watford ahead.
Captain Jordan Henderson wants
Liverpool to use the momentum
from their thumping win at
Brighton to get at least the point
they need against Spartak Moscow
on Wednesday to claim a place in
the Champions League last 16.
“We played very well for 90
minutes, controlled the game with
the ball, scored some brilliant goals
and defensively we were solid,” he
enthused. “It was a brilliant second
goal on the counter-attack.
“The front three, [Mohamed]
Salah, [Roberto] Firmino and
[Philippe] Coutinho got fantastic
goals. We’ve got to keep that going
as a team.”
Cesc Fabregas admits Chelsea and
all the other Premier League title
challengers are now just praying
for Manchester City to hit trouble.
City are already odds-on
favourites for the crown, having
stormed out of the blocks. Chelsea
have begun to put together a strong
run of results themselves, however,
winning six and drawing one of
their last seven league games.
And midfielder Fabregas (below)
said: “It was an important three
points [against Newcastle]. It is still
a long way to go and that is why we
have to hope Manchester City will
slip up and we will manage to put
some pressure on them.
“They are there because they
deserve it and our job is just to keep
going and see what happens at the
top.”
Newcastle midfielder Mikel
Merino was sufficiently impressed
by Chelsea to back them to play a
part in the title race. “Chelsea are
a really good team,” he said. “They
have pace, they have ability and
they are individually one of the
strongest teams in the Premier
League. The way they play is so
hard to play against.”
Newcastle have
taken just one
point from
their last six
games but now
have back-toback home
games against
Leicester and
Everton, and
Merino added:
“Playing at home is
always an advantage for us.
The strength of the crowd is
important and I think with all
the strength they give us we will
improve.”
As at Manchester United,
Newcastle were turned over
after Dwight Gayle gave them a
surprise early lead. Chelsea’s star
performer Eden Hazard levelled
and then wrapped up the points
from the spot after Alvaro Morata
had headed the Blues in front.
STOKE 2-1 SWANSEA
WEST BROM 0-0 C PALACE
LEICESTER 1-0 BURNLEY
What pressure? Reds build up
Trippier buoyed head of steam
by Spurs spirit
for Spartak
ARSENAL 1-3 MANCHESTER UNITED
Sinking Swans
let feelings rip
Pardew’s happy
to draw a blank
Puel glad of the
missed chances
Heated words were exchanged in
the dressing room after Swansea
hit rock bottom in the table. Fullback Martin Olsson revealed:
“Some frustration came out – in a
good way. We all need to wake up
as a team and we need to run for
each other. We need to be stronger
mentally – much stronger.”
Wilfried Bony put the Swans
ahead in the third minute with his
first top-flight goal for more than a
year but goals by Xherdan Shaqiri
and Mame Diouf won it for Stoke.
Manager Alan
Pardew remained
upbeat after
his former club
held his new one,
extending West
Bromwich Albion’s
winless run to 13 Premier League
games.
“I’m still missing five or six
players you could argue might be
starters,” said Pardew (above). “If
that’s the quality of the group I have
then we’ll be fine.”
Demarai Gray’s early goal gave
Leicester back-to-back wins after
they beat Tottenham in midweek.
It was the third victory of Claude
Puel’s six matches in charge and
he said: “We had a lot of chances
and perhaps we needed to be more
clinical. But creating those chances
was very encouraging.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, whose
side slipped from sixth to seventh
in the table, said: “Often it’s fine
margins in football. I like the fact
that we are keeping games tight.”
Lingard’s deadly
pace the weapon
that outguns
fired-up Gunners
By Jack Pitt-Brooke AND Ed Malyon
Lingard made and scored United’s
second goal, hassling the ball from
Before last week, Jesse Lingard’s Shkodran Mustafi and breaking foronly goals for Manchester United this ward, receiving Martial’s flick, bearseason had come in the Carabao Cup, ing down on goal and beating Petr
against Burton Albion and Swansea Cech. It was a goal that a player withCity. He looked like a player towards out his speed, enthusiasm or anticithe bottom end of United’s peck- pation could not have scored.
ing order, having only started
The more men Arsenal threw
one Premier League game
forward, the more space
this season for Jose
there was for Lingard to
Mourinho.
break into. He nearly
But on Tuesday
scored his second at
night he was back in
the start of the secNumber of Premier
the team at Watford
ond half, his shot deLeague
goal
Jesse
and just when Marco
flected onto the bar,
Lingard had scored
Silva’s side were combut he did not have to
until last Tuesday.
ing back into the game,
wait too much longer.
He now has three
his slaloming run and
Again, racing down the
low finish put them away
middle of the pitch with
4-2, capping an evening of
the ball, he set up a counterenergetic, focused play.
attack, and when Paul Pogba put
So Mourinho stuck with Lingard a low cross in, Lingard (right) was
at the Emirates on Saturday. He felt there to convert. He had not scored
the 3-5-2 system, with Romelu Lu- in the Premier League since March.
kaku and Anthony Martial through
“He played well,” said Mourinho.
the middle, needed an extra runner “He did what the team needed him
from midfield. And who better than to do, defensively and also in terms of
Lingard, whose pace and game- going into finishing areas. We worked
awareness make him a natural coun- hard in pre-season about playing
ter-attacker? It worked perfectly. sometimes with three at the back,
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NEWS
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Arsenal scorer
Alexandre
Lacazette is
brilliantly denied
by keeper David
de Gea GETTY
sometimes four. When we play with body has made them champions
two strikers we need people from the straight away. But we have to worry
midfield that can arrive in finishing about the next game, to analyse realsituations and that’s what Jesse did.” ly how can we be more efficient with
There will be games at home, when the potential we have shown today,”
United are playing against a deep de- Wenger said.
fence, when they will not
While Tottenham boss
need Lingard, going instead
Mauricio Pochettino has
W
hen
we
for a more creative or techruled his side out of the
nical player. But when they play with two race to overhaul City after
are playing on the break, strikers we
a desperate run of form in
countering with speed, Lin- need people
November, Wenger said
gard is perfect.
from midfield Arsenal were more “angry
Pogba laid on United’s that can arrive and determined” than ever
early opener for Antonio
to fight for honours.
Valencia as well as Lin- in finishing
“I am not Pochettino,”
gard’s second, but he was positions as
he said. “I am here to fight
outshone by his midfield Jesse did
as long as I can. As long as
partner and eventually
mathematically it’s possible
shown a straight red card
you have to fight, you canfor a studs-up challenge on Hector not give any other message out.”
Bellerin. When United face ManchesHowever, the Arsenal manager
ter City next weekend – without the could not help but lament his playsuspended Pogba – Lingard will be ers’ inability to convert a number of
one of the players Pep Guardiola will good chances, with David de Gea in
have to be most aware of.
astonishing form in goal for United.
Arsène Wenger refused to rule Ar“He is an outstanding goalkeeper, I
senal out of the title race but admitdon’t want to take anything away,”
ted he was “angry” to not have
Wenger said. “But we had situtaken even a point from a
ations, despite De Gea, we
promising performance.
should have scored. When the
The defeat, in which Alperformance is of that quality,
exandre Lacazette scored
we have to be efficient.
for the Gunners early in the
“The spirit of the playsecond half, left them 12
ers, the attitude and
points behind leadquality of our comers City – a gap that
binations were top
grew to 15 points yesclass. But we have the
terday – but Wenger
experience to get betinsisted he would conter out of a game like that. I
tinue to believe his side
take a lot of positives and I feel
could win the league
sorry for the players, that’s
until mathematics deem
why I’m angry. When you
otherwise.
produce that performance
“Every point you drop
and have nothing to show
impacts, and City are so
for it, that’s very difficult to
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FA CUP
Brignoli goal
make history
for Benevento
Crewe fight back to
earn replay against
feisty Blackburn
By Sports Staff
Goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli made
history for Benevento as the Serie A
strugglers grabbed a dramatic 2-2
draw against Milan. Brignoli scored
with a diving header five minutes into
injury time to earn his side’s first Serie
A point after 14 consecutive defeats.
In doing so Brignoli became the
first goalkeeper to score in the Italian top flight since Massimo Taibi for
Reggina 16 years ago.
Benevento’s record-breaking
run of losses looked set to continue
when Giacomo Bonaventura put the
visitors in front in the 38th minute,
only for George Puscas to equalise
early in the second half. Nikola Kalinic swiftly headed the visitors back
in front but Milan’s hopes were hit
when Alessio Romagnoli was sent off
for a second bookable offence with 15 minutes
remaining.
Then Brignoli
(right)went forward to get on
the end of a Danilo Cataldi freekick and serve up
another blow for
Milan, who sacked
boss Vincenzo Montella
last week.
City rivals Internazionale took
full advantage of their rivals’ slip-up
by taking over at the top of the table
with a 5-0 win over Chievo.
SPAIN
Real miss chance
to make up some
ground on Barça
By Sports Staff
Real Madrid failed to make the most
of Barcelona’s failure to beat Celta
Viga when they too were held by Athletic Bilbao. Spain’s defending champions could have moved to within six
points of the leaders after Barça were
held 2-2 at home by Celta Vigo, but
Zinedine Zidane’s men drew a blank.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim
Benzema have scored just four goals
between them in La Liga this season,
but Zidane said: “I’m not worried, I’m
disappointed for the players. Playing
in this fashion the goals are going to
come. We played very well, but the
ball didn’t want to go in.”
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde felt his side were hard done by
against Celta after Luis Suarez had
a goal wrongly disallowed for offside,
but made no protest.
“You always want the controversy
to benefit you, and mistakes to be in
your favour,” Valverde said. “But we
hope that in the next refereeing decision they do not make a mistake. I’m
quiet. It’s not something that has not
happened to me before.”
Iago Aspas continued a hot scoring
streak when he put the visitors head,
but Lionel Messi replied within two
minutes. Suarez made it 2-1 before
Maxi Gomez bagged Celta’s point.
Coventry ended National League
side Boreham Wood’s cup advenCrewe fought back from 3-0 down ture with a 3-0 win at the Ricoh
to force an FA Cup second-round Arena.
replay in a 3-3 draw at nine-man
Duckens Nazon and Marc McBlackburn.
Nulty put Coventry in control and
Rovers raced into a 3-0 lead in- Jordan Shipley made it 3-0 early in
side 20 minutes at Ewood Park as the second period.
Dominic Samuel fired a double, eiBrothers Olly and Elliot Lee were
ther side of Danny Graham’s effort. both on target for Luton as the
Crewe were handed a lifeline be- League Two leaders progressed
fore the break when Blackwith a 5-0 win at National
burn’s Rekeem Harper
League side Gateshead.
was shown a straight
Olly Lee struck just
red card for his foul
be fo re th e b reak
on Chris Porter, who
before Dan Potts’
picked himself up to
header made it 2-0
Number
of
teams
convert the subseand Elliot Lee added
which
finished
quent penalty.
a t h i r d m i d w ay
with nine men in
Blackburn were
through the second
yesterday’s FA Cup
reduced to nine men
half.
Danny Hylton
action: Blackburn
in the 56th minute
and Luke Berry added
and Guiseley
when Elliott Bennett
stoppage-time goals for
was sent off for his chalthe Hatters.
lenge on Perry Ng and Crewe hit
Doncaster cruised through to
back through headers from Eddie the third round with a 3-0 home
Nolan and Porter in the space of win against local rivals Scunthorpe
three minutes.
thanks to Tommy Rowe’s double
Jimmy Spencer fired a hat-trick and Liam Mandeville’s late effort.
as Mansfield won 3-0 against former
Isthmian League Premier Diviboss Paul Cox’s Guiseley, who also sion side Leatherhead let slip an
finished the game with nine men.
early lead to lose 3-1 at Wycombe.
Spencer headed Mansfield into a
Jack Midson’s early penalty for
first-half lead before Guiseley
Leatherhead was cancelled
defender Darren Holden
out by Sam Saunders’
was shown a straight red
superb free-kick becard for his foul on the
fore half-time.
striker five minutes beCraig Mackailfore the break.
Smith fired WyNumber of minutes
Guiseley defender
combe’s second
it took for Crewe to
Chris M’Boungou
and Adebayo Akscore three goals
was dismissed soon
infenwa headed a
and force a replay
after the restart for his
third after Leathagainst Rovers
second yellow card.
e rh e ad ’s S a m my
Joe Ward’s equaliser
Moore was sent off.
earned National League side
AFC Wimbledon beat
Woking a replay after a 1-1 home
Charlton 3-1 at Kingsmeadow,
draw against Peterborough. Chez where Lyle Taylor scored twice for
Isaac’s first-half penalty was saved the hosts
by Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond
Joss Labadie struck twice as
before Ryan Tafazolli edged the vis- Newport reached the third round
itors into an interval lead, but Ward with a 2-0 home win against
levelled in the 84th minute.
Cambridge.
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PREMIER LEAGUE
Silva’s stunner steers City past Hammers
MANCHESTER CITY
Otamendi 57, Silva 83
2
WEST HAM UNITED
Ogbonna 44
1
By Ian Whittell
AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
The matchwinner was different
but the outcome identical as David
Silva’s 83rd-minute goal maintained
Manchester City’s record-setting
start to the campaign and continued
their habit for late heroics.
The win equalled the mark for
most consecutive victories in a single season in Premier League his-
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tory after Nicolas Otamendi had
equalised a first ever league goal
from Hammers defender Angelo
Ogbonna.
Silva struck in the 83rd minute
with a brilliant finish, diving to
meet Kevin De Bruyne’s cross at full
stretch and steer the ball in from
five yards, past the wrong-footed
goalkeeper.
It represented a 20th consecutive
win in all competitions for the Blues,
who have now not lost a league game
since being beaten by Chelsea last
season, 242 days ago.
It also restored City’s lead over
rivals United, whom they meet in
the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, to eight points and
means that, in five league games this
season, City have scored goals inside
the final eight minutes and picked up
nine points in so doing.
But they had needed an equaliser,
on 57 minutes, to set up such a finale
as Raheem Sterling’s deft touch
sent substitute Gabriel Jesus dart-
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ing to the right-hand by-line from
where his low cross was turned in
from close range by central defender
Otamendi.
Manager Pep Guardiola praised
his side for coming up with a way
to beat West Ham, who he claimed
“didn’t want to play”.
“They had 10 players inside the
box, they take 20 seconds to the
goalkeeper and that has happened
the last few games,” Guardiola said.
“Today I learned to attack a little
bit differently, that is good news for
the future. We don’t normally play
with two strikers and two wingers
but we did, so it is a lesson.”
West Ham, looking for their first
win under David Moyes, looked sur-
prisingly untroubled, in the first half
at least, and arguably created the
better chances of the opening half.
That was certainly underlined a
minute before the interval when Ogbonna headed his side into an unexpected lead that exposed some poor
play in City’s defence.
The Etihad was stunned but West
Ham had enjoyed the better chances
of the first half, while surrendering
possession to the hosts.
City were curiously off the electrifying pace they have set so far this
season and the only moment that
really troubled West Ham reserve
keeper Adrian – selected because
City loanee Joe Hart was unable to
play in goal – came from Silva’s de-
CRICKET
Stokes struggles with bat and ball
Ben Stokes endured a torrid time
with bat and ball as he suffered
defeat on his Canterbury debut
against Otago in New Zealand’s
50-over Ford Trophy.
The suspended England
all-rounder, still waiting to hear if he
will be charged by police after being
arrested over a late-night fracas in
Bristol in September, was dismissed
for two and then failed to take a
wicket in his nine overs.
Stokes came to the crease earlier
than anticipated as Canterbury
fell to 5 for 2 inside three overs, but
his innings lasted only seven balls
as he played on to left-arm spinner
Anaru Kitchen, leaving his new
side struggling on 10 for 3. They
eventually reached 221 for 9 in their
50 overs.
Stokes then opened the bowling,
ending with no wicket for 49. Otago
collapsed from 175 without loss to
198 for 7 before recovering to win by
three wickets.
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Delph
Sterling
Aguero
Silva
Sane
Lanzini
Zabaleta
ObiangFernandesKuoyaté
Cresswell Ogbonna
Rice
Adrian
West Ham United
Subs: Man City Jesus (Danilo, 45), Fernandinho
(Aguero, 85), B Silva (Sane, 90);
West Ham Sakho (Kouyate, 43), Arnautovic (Lanzini,
69), Ayew (Antonio, 88).
Booked: Man City De Bruyne, Jesus; West Ham Rice,
Adrian.
Man of the Match Silva. Rating 7/10.
Possession: Man City 77% West Ham 23%.
Attempts on target: Man City 8 West Ham 4.
Referee M Dean (Cheshire).
Attendance 54,203.
Clockwise from main picture: David
Silva leaps to shoot the winning goal
past the West Ham defenders; Nicolas
Otamendi celebrates his equaliser,
Angelo Ogbonna reacts after his goal
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flected 25th minute shot which he did
well to tip over his bar.
Guardiola had left Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho out of his starting line-up, to avoid either collecting
a yellow card which would earn them
a suspension and a ban for the upcoming Manchester derby.
It had looked a potentially costly
decision but, at the interval, the City
manager brought on Jesus and saw
an immediate improvement.
City were level on 57 minutes and
they could have been in front four
minutes later when Leroy Sane’s shot
drew another save out of Adrian.
Sane’s dribbling run and shot then
brought yet another acrobatic parry
out of Adrian before Sane and De
Bruyne tried shots from the edge of
the area.
Adrian was then required to keep
out a shot from Jesus with the rebound falling to Sterling who, , mis-
kicked from what looked a promising
position. City found a way through
but after Silva’s winner, Diafra Sakho
missed a glorious chance to level.
FOOTBALL
TENNIS
Slutsky shown
the door at Hull
Hull have parted company with
head coach Leonid Slutsky six
months after appointing him as
the English Football League’s first
Russian manager. Slutsky, 46,
who replaced Marco Silva at the
KCOM Stadium in June, has won
only four of his 19 Championship
games in charge. Saturday’s draw at
Sheffield Wednesday left the Tigers,
relegated from the Premier League
last season, 20th in the table, three
points above the bottom three.
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Lucky 13
league start of the season against
Everton seven days previously and,
recalled after being named on the
bench for the midweek trip to ManSOUTHAMPTON
chester City, provided Pellegrino
Austin 61
1
with another reminder of his goal
threat with a shot after being teed
By Ian Winrow
up by Nathan Redmond, fresh from
AT THE VITALITY STADIUM
his on-field, post-match chat with
City manager Pep Guardiola.
Adam Smith revealed that referee
Pellegrino would have been even
Jon Moss apologised after the match more impressed had Austin shown
for booking the Bournemouth full- more composure with a late header
back for diving.
in a game when both sides were deSmith was handed a yellow card nied contentious penalty appeals.
early in the game, after he acrobatiBoth managers opted to refresh
cally managed to avoid Sofiane
their starting line-ups followBoufal’s misttimed tackle.
ing midweek defeats with
Replays shown that the
Howe bringing in five
decision should have
new faces, including
gone Smith’s way.
Jermain Defoe for his
“For the ref to
first start since late
book me doesn’t
October, while PelCombined changes
help because that’s
legrino went further,
made by both
managers to
my fifth yellow card
making six changes
starting line-up
of the season,” said
following the narrow
from their previous
Smith. “I spoke to him
defeat to Manchester
fixtures
after and he apologised
City.
and said it was a penalty.
The contentious deci“I don’t mind him admitting
sion concerning Smith was
it but the fact he booked me and matched by a second disputed
can’t get it rescinded means I’ll miss penalty claim shortly after Dusan
the next game.”
Tadic’s shot struck Simon Francis’s
Bournemouth manager Eddie arm. Television replays suggested
Howe said: “I don’t know what the the Bournemouth captain was
ref saw.”
fortunate.
Meanwhile, Charlie Austin
Bournemouth forced the lead four
strengthened his case for a regular minutes before the interval after
place in Mauricio Pellegrino’s start- Hoedt’s error. The Dutch defender
ing eleven with the second-half goal over-played the ball inside his own
that cancelled out Ryan Fraser’s half and was caught out by Josh
first half effort and ensured South- King’s persistence that forced a slip
ampton avoided defeat at their from the centre-back. King squared
south coast neighbours.
for Andrew Surman who picked out
Austin scored twice on his first Fraser’s forward run.
BOURNEMOUTH
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Man City claimed their 13th straight
Premier League game yesterday
Bournemouth (a, 20 Aug)
2-1
Liverpool (h, 9 Sept)
5-0
Watford (a, 16 Sept)
6-0
Crystal Palace (h, 23 Sept
5-0
Chelsea (a, 30 Sept)
1-0
Stoke City (h, 14 Oct)
7-2
Burnley (h, 21 Oct)
3-0
West Brom (a, 28 Oct)
3-2
Arsenal (h, 5 Nov)
3-1
Leicester City (a, 18 Nov)
2-0
Huddersfield (a, 26 Nov)
2-1
Southampton (h, 29 Nov)
2-1
West Ham (h, 3 Dec)
2-1
Begovic
Smith
Francis
Aké
Surman
Stanislas Cook
King
Daniels
Fraser
Defoe
Austin
Boufal
Bertrand
Tadic
Davis
Romeu
Hoedt
Van Dijk
WardProwse
Pied
Forster
Southampton
Subs: Bournemouth Wilson (Defoe, 69), Ibe
(Stanislas, 69), Afobe (Fraser, 90); Southampton
Redmond (Ward-Prowse, 45), Lemina (Tadic, 74),
Gabbaidini (Davis, 85). Booked: Bournemouth Smith,
Defoe; Southampton Lemina.
Man of the Match Austin. Rating 7/10.
Possession: Bournemouth 48% Southampton 52%.
Attempts on target: Bournemouth 5 Southampton
4.
Referee J Moss (W Riding).
Attendance 10,764.
Pellegrino decided a change was
needed and introduced Redmond at
the break for James Ward-Prowse.
The switch helped spark a much improved display from the visitors and
they worked their way level in the
61st minute when the substitute’s
low cross from the right found Austin whose first-time shot flew past
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seven days
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Brit Hewitt’s a wheelchair master
World No 2 Alfie Hewett became the
first British men’s singles champion
at the NEC Wheelchair Masters in
Loughborough yesterday.
He beat his close friend and
doubles partner Gordon Reid, who
denied him
Paralympic
gold in
Rio last
summer.
Hewett (right), who
celebrates his 20th birthday
on Wednesday, followed up
Bournemouth
his semi-final victory over defending
champion Joachim Gerard to see
off Reid 6-3, 6-2. Hewett, said: “I
feel great. It was a really good
performance again. I wasn’t
sure
which
Alfie
would turn up.
It was a bit of a struggle
at the start of the week and
then yesterday I played
one of the best matches of
my life in the semi-finals.”
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Woods finishes Hero
return in top-10 spot
Tiger Woods rounded off his latest
comeback tournament, the Hero
World Challenge, with a fourunder-par 68 at Albany Golf Club
in the Bahamas – but it could have
been so much better had he not
bogeyed his final two holes. Woods’
75 on Saturday put him well out
of contention, but his final round
ensured he finished eight under for
the tournament for a top-ten finish.
Clubhouse leader Rickie Fowler shot
a stunning 61 for his final round.
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Southgate’s job safe even if
England fail at Russia 2018
By Miguel Delaney
Gareth Southgate will go into the
World Cup with the security of
knowing he will not lose his job
even if England suffer another
disappointment.
Football Association chief
executive Martin Glenn said the
tournament is an “important staging post in the development” of
what will likely be the third youngest
squad in Russia.
While Glenn said that did not mean
next summer would be a “free pass”
for Southgate (right) and that they
will aim to win the trophy, the hierarchy would resist any calls for a
change of manager in the event of a
poor campaign. They have charged
him with bringing through
this young group to also
marry them with England’s under-17 and under20 World Cup winners.
When it was put to Glenn
that there would be no kneejerk reaction if the national team suffered
a tournament like
the first-round exit
of 2014, the CEO
said: “Basically,
yes. That’s a correct summary.
“We want Gareth
there to build for the
long term. The World
Cup’s a really important staging post for
our development. We go out there
wanting to win it but also being
realistic.
“Gareth has a long-term
contract. He’s not looking at
Russia as a free pass; he wants
to go out there and win.
“But we’re going to do it in a
way that’s sustainable. So, we’re
going to make sure that
we’re picking the kind
of players that can do
their best in Russia and
continue to kick on
in 2020 and 2022.
We’ve got a longterm plan.
“Long-term plans
are hard to defend when
the short-term results go
against you. No-one wants to have
bad World Cup but we’re confident
he’s the right guy to take up through
for the next few tournaments.
“After three disappointing tournaments, [we have to] come back to
recreating the excitement that probably, a generation of people haven’t
really experienced.
“We’re making sure that players
that have made it through to the
first team by 21, 22, have had lots of
tournament experience. So, those
under-17 winners and under-20 winners will be coming through.
“We know that worked for the
Germans and the Spanish. We’re
just repeating things they’ve done
with our own emphasis on it.”
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