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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
England
turn on
the style
against
Italy
Why male
doctors
do not
believe in
women’s
pain
P33
In Sport: Six Nations rugby kicks off
May tries
to soothe
hardliners
MONDAY
5 FEBRUARY 2018
Number 2,246
Celebrating
100 years
of votes for
women
» After a weekend of leadership plots
and confusion over policy, PM rules
out customs union with Europe
» No 10 acts after ministers backed
different EU outcomes on TV
» May’s position in jeopardy,
warns leading Brexiteer
Rivals:
Raab and
Rudd
REPORTS P6 & 7
P26
I had a
stroke
when I
was 24
Plan to train
more nurses
is failing
P27
Ice hockey
unites the
Koreans
P10
P13
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INSIDE JANE MERRICK
Plastic
poses
threat to
ocean’s
giants
P8
P15
I TV & RADIO
P28
I MEDIA
P41
I PUZZLES
P44
I RACING
P47
The
News
Matrix
POLITICS
Why might
this intrepid
adventurer’s
space mission
fall flat?
See p.23
The day at
a glance
MONDAY
5
FEBRUARY
Quote of the day
Forgive your enemies, but
never forget their names
JOHN F KENNEDY
Birthdays
Michael Sheen, actor,
49; Cristiano Ronaldo,
footballer, 33; Laura Linney
(below), actress, 54; Bobby
Brown, singer, 49; Sir
Ben Ainslie, sailor, 41; Jo
Swinson, politician, 38
Anniversaries
Monday 5 February 1996
The first genetically
modified food goes on sale
in British supermarkets.
GM tomato puree, sold in
Safeway and Sainsbury’s
stores, was produced from
fruit which had the rotting
gene removed.
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The deputy leader of the Liberal
Democrats has said she had to fight
off an unwanted sexual advance
from a student while at university. Jo
Swinson was studying at the London
School of Economics in the 1990s
when she said she was nearly raped
by a man she considered a friend.
HEALTH
UNITED STATES
FIRE
PEOPLE
‘Positive approach’
call on complaints
Two killed in South
Carolina train crash
Man, 80, dies after
blast at care home
Actress Cattrall’s
brother found dead
Health boards in Wales must
improve their culture if they are to
reverse the rise of complaints, the
public services watchdog has said.
Nick Bennett, the public services
ombudsman, said health boards
must “generate a culture that wants
to deal and learn from complaints”
and see it as “positive scrutiny”.
A passenger train carrying 147
people collided with a goods train
in the US state of South Carolina
yesterday, killing two people and
injuring 116. The two fatalities were
both members of Amtrak rail staff.
The state governor said the incident
should trigger a national debate
about rail safety. PAGE 21
A man died and another resident
was fighting for life last night after
an explosion and fire at a care home.
Hertfordshire County Council said
the “minor” blast at Woodlands View
in Stevenage on Saturday afternoon
was caused by an oxygen cylinder. A
resident in his 80s died in hospital;
another is in a critical condition.
The missing brother of the Sex
And The City star Kim Cattrall was
found dead yesterday. The EnglishCanadian actress said Christopher
Cattrall, 55, vanished from his home
in Alberta last week. She added: “It is
with great sadness that … my family
announce the unexpected passing of
our son and brother, Chris.”
SPAIN
PEOPLE
BENIN
EGYPT
16 bodies recovered
from sea off Melilla
Woman rescued
from submerged car
Piracy fear over
missing tanker
4,400-year-old tomb
found near pyramids
The bodies of 16 people have been
pulled from the sea off the coast
of Melilla, the Spanish territory
bordering Morocco. Moroccan
rescue teams recovered the corpses
after the crew of a Spanish ship saw
them in the water. An official said
all the dead were from sub-Saharan
Africa, apart from one Moroccan.
A woman was rescued from a
submerged car which became
stranded on a beach by the incoming
tide. An RNLI lifeboat from Silloth,
Cumbria, rescued her from the roof
of the vehicle after coastguards
were alerted. The woman, who
could not swim, was treated for
hypothermia. PAGE 5
An oil tanker with a crew of 22
Indian nationals on board is missing
in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in
west Africa. There has been no
contact with the Panama-registered
Marine Express since Thursday. The
ship is carrying 13,500 tonnes of
petrol. Pirates have been active in
the area. PAGE 25
Archaeologists say they have
discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb
near the pyramids outside Cairo.
Egypt’s antiquities ministry said the
tomb probably belonged to a highranking priestess known as Hetpet,
who lived during the fifth dynasty.
The tomb includes wall paintings of
hunting and fishing scenes.
The List
The world’s
snowiest cities
Every part of Britain is expected
to see at least some snow this
week, with temperatures falling
below zero even in towns and
cities, according to the Met Office.
But that pales in comparison to
Moscow, which was deluged with
17in of snow Saturday – its biggest
one-day snowfall since records
began. Here are the 10 snowiest
cities, on average.
1 Aomori City, Japan
(312 inches per year)
2 Sapporo, Japan (191 inches)
3 Toyama, Japan (143 inches)
4 St John’s, Canada (131 inches)
5= Syracuse, US (124 inches)
5= Quebec City, Canada
(124 inches)
7 Saguenay, Canada (123 inches)
8 Akita, Japan (107 inches)
9 Rochester, US (99 inches)
10 Buffalo (below), US (95 inches)
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................36
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
I was ‘nearly raped’ by
friend, says Swinson
WINTER
OLYMPIC
GAMES
Going
for gold
The 23rd Winter Olympics begin in South Korea on Friday, where 92 national
teams will compete over 102 events in 15 sports. It’s a far cry from the first
Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924, when just six nations competed in
nine disciplines. Here are the biggest medal winners.
Winter Olympic Games all-time medals table 1924-2014
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Germany*
136
Russia**
132
95
100
Norway
118
111
100
US
135
96
83
102
Canada
62
Austria
59
Sweden
50
40
54
Switzerland
50
40
48
53
55
81
78
Finland 42
62
106
57
The Netherlands 37 38 35
* Germain Reich, United Team of Germany, East Germany, West Germany, Germany
** Soviet Union, United Team (1992), Russia
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NEWS
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HISTORY
MICHELLE HARRIS, CAMPAIGNING PARENT
Statue pays tribute
to Suffragette
A bronze statue of a Suffragette has
been unveiled in Leicester 100 years
on from women winning the right
to vote. The sculpture is of Alice
Hawkins, a shoe factory machinist
who led the women’s suffrage
movement in the city in the early
1900s, was the centrepiece of the
celebrations. PAGE 11
ANIMALS
Missing dog found
nearby after 10 years
A dog which was feared dead when
it went missing 10 years ago has
been reunited with its owner after
being found only 10 miles away.
Debra Suierveld said she thought
her Labrador, Abby, was gone for
good after she vanished in Apollo,
Pennsylvania. A vet traced the
family through the dog’s microchip.
SWITZERLAND
Why has this mother ended up in a
school’s bad books?
For lateness. Getting children to
school on time can be a testing task
for any parent, but Michelle Harris
has additional barriers to overcome
as she readies her seven-year-old
son for primary school. The single
mother has a rare genetic condition
and restricted growth, which can
limit her movements and delay
their arrival to school. She was
issued with a fine because of her
son’s “persistent lateness”, but she
is appealing against the decision
by Redbridge Council because she
believes it has penalised her for
having a disability.
How does it affect her?
The 32-year-old has the condition
pseudoachondroplasia and is 3ft 6in
tall. She has difficulties including
a curved spine and joint problems
which are particularly acute in the
mornings. She wakes at 6.30am,
but says she was told by staff at her
son’s school in South Woodford,
east London, that she should get
up earlier to arrive in time for
registration.
Can’t the council help?
Ms Harris believes it should, and
that its priority should be to offer
assistance rather than hand out
fines. “I can only go as quick as I can,”
she said. “I can’t walk fast, I can’t walk
far. They should be asking how I cope
and if they can help, not pointing the
finger at me.”
Has she been ground down by
these difficulties?
Absolutely not. Ms Harris doesn’t
let her disability dictate her life.
The freelance writer runs an
empowering blog, “Torn Pages”,
where she tackles discrimination
head-on. She discusses the
widespread use of the term “dwarf”,
which, she says, “just brings images
of some kind of mythical creature to
mind”. She adds: “If in doubt about
what to call me now, Michelle will be
absolutely fine.”
Is she used to breaking
down barriers?
You could say that. Writing about
her pregnancy in 2011, Ms Harris
said that both her family and doctors
doubted that she would cope,
adding: “Pregnancy is a scary time
anyway but when the professionals
look clueless, it is terrifying.” But
she defied the skeptics and, six
years later, describes herself as the
“proud mother to the most amazing
six-year-old boy”.
So, what did the council say, and will
it back down?
Redbridge Council went to ground
over the weekend and failed to
respond to requests for comment.
It will be for a court to have the final
say, however, and Ms Harris will
make her case to magistrates later
this month.
William McLennan
Snow joke as coach
driver is pulled over
Police stopped a coach that was
travelling along a Swiss motorway
with more than 1.6 tons of snow on
its roof. Officers flagged down the
vehicle on the A1 near Oensingen
and told the driver, from Sweden,
to clear off the snow. Police have
appealed to drivers to ensure that
their vehicles are snow-free.
ANIMALS
Please don’t pull the
plug on terrapins
Pet terrapins flushed away down
toilets are damaging pond life and
waterfowl, marine experts say. Staff
at Sea Life Manchester say that
Britain’s aquariums are at capacity
and terrapin owners have taken
to putting the reptiles down the
toilet to avoid being caught illegally
releasing them into the wild.
i MONDAY
5 FEBRUARY 2018
3
Letter from the
Assistant Editor
Andrew Johnson
i@inews.co.uk
A thin line between
political love and hate
There was much grubbiness in UK
politics over the weekend. First,
the Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was
manhandled during a fracas at a
university event in Bristol. If you
watch the video, it’s obvious that he
was loudly heckled and the heckler
was roughly ejected, which is pretty
much par for the course in politics.
As Rees-Mogg himself said: “If you
go back to the 1950s and 1960s, you
had election hustings that were much
more troublesome. You had eggs
being thrown and all sorts of things.”
A storm in an egg cup, if you like,
blown out of all proportion.
Then there were reports that leftwingers with anti-Semitic views had
been re-admitted to the Labour Party,
a claim that the MP Anna Turley – no
friend of Jeremy Corbyn – insisted
was not correct.
Finally, the Claire Kober show
rolled on. The UK’s most senior
Labour woman councillor has quit
as leader of Haringey Council after
losing a contentious dispute with
grassroots Labour members over a
housing development in the north
London borough.
Ms Kober, a moderate, believes
that her course was correct and has
accused some opponents of misogyny
and bullying (see page 7). Politics can
be a messy, nasty business. At its
core it’s about getting your own way.
Therefore, vengeance and betrayal are
never far away.
We aim to give Jeremy Corbyn and
Labour a fair hearing at i. Not from
bias, but because he has twice been
elected by the Labour membership
and is in a whisker of becoming Prime
Minister. These reasons are also why
he should be challenged and held to
account of course.
But there is a fine line between
holding to account, and knee-jerk
attacks based on the enmity of
opponents or vested interests. It’s our
job to tread that fine line, and we will
continue to do so.
4
NEWS
BENEFITS
Judge grants High Court
review of Universal Credit
Universal
Credit has
met strong
opposition
from
campaign
groups
GETTY
By Lucy Pasha-Robinson
A judge has granted a High Court
rev i ew o f t h e G ove r n m e n t’s
Universal Credit rollout after claims
the removal of certain benefits under
the new system have left severely
disabled people in significant
financial difficulty.
The review was granted after
lawyers for a 52-year-old terminally
ill man, who is suffering from
non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and
Castleman’s Disease, said the new
system had caused him to lose £178 a
month after he was transferred on to
the new all-in-one payment.
The man, identified only as TP,
had been in receipt of the Severe
Disability Premium (SDP) and
Enhanced Disability Premium (EDP).
His benefit dropped under Universal
Credit despite claims by the Secretary
of State for Work and Pensions,
David Gauke, that “no one will
experience a reduction in the benefit
Universal Credit merges
six benefits into one. The
Government says it will simplify
the system and save money in
the long term. But it has been
fiercely opposed by campaigners
and opposition MPs.
they are receiving at the point of
migration to Universal Credit where
circumstances remain the same”.
A judge granted the application
and has ordered the action to be fast
tracked to a date between May and
July this year.
Law firm Leigh Day, arguing on
TP’s behalf, said the new system
undermined the Government’s
outlined intentions that Universal
Credit would focus additional
support on the severely disabled.
“We believe that by taking away
these essential benefits from some
of the most vulnerable people in
society, the Government has acted
unlawfully,” said one of the partners,
Tessa Gregory. “For my client, who
suffers from a terminal illness and is
undergoing gruelling chemotherapy,
the additional benefits are quite
literally a lifeline. At a time like this
he should be focusing on his health,
not worrying about his benefits being
axed by the DWP.”
The DWP said it would make no
comment while the review continued.
THE INDEPENDENT
SOCIETY
Freemasons operating
secretly in Westminster
Alfred Robbins Lodge, has 18
members, according to the United
Two Freemason lodges for MPs and Grand Lodge of England. They
journalists are operating secretly in said none of those who had joined
Westminster. The revelation has
since 2000 had recorded their
led to calls for politicians to
occupation as “anything
be forced to register their
obviously linked to the
membership.
newspaper industry”.
New Welcome Lodge,
O n New We l co m e
whose membership
Lodge, they say there
The number of
includes politicians and
are 22 members
members in Gallery
parliamentary staff,
“none of which has an
Lodge, which was
has 30 to 40 members,
occupation detailed as
set up for political
but only a handful are
Member
of Parliament”.
journalists
believed to be serving
A spokesman said:
MPs, according to the
“It is forbidden to discuss
Freemasons governing body.
politics or religion at our
Gallery Lodge, which was set up for meetings so any suggestion that
political journalists, has 45 members, these lodges wield political influence
while a second lodge for journalists, is misleading.”
By William McLennan
45
DEFENCE
MPs warn against cuts to Marines
By David Hughes
Cuts to the Royal Marines and the
ability to carry out amphibious operations would significantly undermine
the UK’s security, MPs have warned
in a strongly worded report.
The proud history of the Royal Marines must not be sacrificed to the demands of “Treasury bookkeeping”,
the Defence Select Committee said
in response to speculation that amphibious capabilities could be slashed
in a Whitehall review.
The Tory-led committee’s report
will increase pressure on Theresa
May to increase the defence budget.
Speculation about the loss of 1,000
marines and a threat to the Royal
Navy’s two Albion-class amphibious
assault ships came amid the National
Security Capability Review.
The defence element of the review
has now been separated out, in what
was seen as a victory for Defence
Secretary Gavin Williamson, and
the MPs used their report to warn
against cuts.
NEWS
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WEATHER
i MONDAY
5 FEBRUARY 2018
5
POLICE
Snow-covered
peaks in Scotland’s
Loch Lomond
and Trossachs
National Park PA
Sinn Féin
official ‘cut
wheel clamp
from his car’
By Michael McHugh
Snow and ice alerts as UK faces
‘one of the coldest weeks of winter’
By William McLennan
Widespread snow and ice warnings
were issued last night for regions
across the UK as the country braces for one of the coldest weeks of
the winter.
Commuters should expect rail
delays and hazardous driving conditions this morning, with temperatures having dropped below zero
across much of the UK overnight.
The Met Office said it would be
“one of the coldest weeks of the winter so far”, with tomorrow night into
Wednesday morning expected to
bring the lowest temperatures of the
year so far. Most parts of the country
are expected to experience snow at
some point this week.
Severe weather alerts were issued for both London and the South
East, as well as the North East,
Wales, much of Scotland and all of
Northern Ireland. Warnings have
also been issued over the “increased
risk of injury from slips, trips
and falls”.
Clear skies and sunshine are expected across the country this afternoon, but daytime temperatures are
unlikely to rise above six degrees.
Becky Mitchell, a Met Office meteorologist, said there is the potential for temperatures to fall below
-13C in parts of Scotland tomorrow
night, adding: “There’s a risk of
snow in some parts nearly every day
throughout the week.”
The consistently low temperatures are the result of cold air hitting Britain from two directions,
she said. The South East will face
air originating in Scandinavia, while
the North West would experience air
from the Arctic.
“It’s a mix of cold air coming from
both directions,” she said.
The Local Government Association said 1.5 million tonnes of salt
Moscow experienced its
heaviest snowfall in a day
since records began, with more
than 2,000 trees brought down.
More than half the monthly
average snow fell on Saturday,
beating the 1957 record.
A shipyard crane towers over the
lake at Victoria Park in Belfast, ahead
of the expected cold snap PA
has been stockpiled in preparation.
LGA Transport spokesman councillor Martin Tett said: “Gritters
will be out treating thousands of
miles of roads as the big chill bites,
and local councils will be keeping
people up-to-date about weather
forecasts, road conditions and
gritting activity.”
He encouraged people to check on
elderly and vulnerable neighbours,
who may need assistance. The cold
snap is expected to grip the country
until at least next weekend, with the
possibility that milder weather may
not arrive until the middle of the
following week.
Weather, page 46
A prominent Sinn Féin official has
been reported to the police for alleged
criminal damage after he was filmed
removing a clamp from his car.
Gerry Kelly, a member of the
Northern Ireland Assembly, was
allegedly caught on camera using bolt
cutters to remove the wheel clamp
on Friday.
Police said they “received a
report of criminal damage” in
Exchange Street, Belfast. “It is
believed that damage was caused
to the wheel clamp of a car,” a
Police Service of Northern Ireland
spokeswoman added.
Sinn Féin confirmed Mr Kelly
removed a clamp from the front
wheel of his car after CCTV footage
emerged on social media.
It appeared to show
him kneeling down to
remove the clamp
from the vehicle’s
right-hand wheel.
Bolt cutters appear
to be lying beside
the wheel. Sinn Féin
said the matter was
being dealt with by Mr
Kelly’s solicitor.
DUP deputy leader Nigel
Dodds said the incident was a
“significant test for the Sinn Féin
leadership”. He said: “They preach
respect but show little or no respect
for people, rules or laws which they
disagree with. They preach equality
but, to them, some are more equal
than others.”
Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)
leader Jim Allister called for the
Northern Ireland Assembly member
to resign and the police to take action.
“It must be demonstrated he is not
above the law,” he said.
A spokesman for the parking
company Parking and Enforecement
Agency (PEA) told the Belfast
Telegraph newspaper: “PEA is aware
of this incident and has reported the
matter to the PSNI as we do in all
such cases.”
PEOPLE
EMERGENCY
TV star Price takes trolls
campaign to Commons
Woman motorist rescued from tide
By Lucy Mapstone
Katie Price has spoken about her
campaign for the Government to
take action against internet trolls.
The reality TV star is due to give
evidence to the Commons Petitions
Committee today about her call
to make online abuse a specific
criminal offence and to create a
register of offenders.
Her 15-year-old son Harvey,
who is partially blind, autistic
and has Prader-Willi syndrome,
was targeted on Twitter last year
by a 19-year-old who received a
police caution. MPs Stella Creasy
and John Whittingdale began an
inquiry into online abuse after a
petition started by Price “brought
to Parliament an issue that has
not been widely discussed”.
Price told ITV’s Peston on Sunday:
“Harvey was getting racial abuse,
they were mocking him, doing
sex videos on him, putting him in
T-shirts, and he’s got complex
special needs – I’ve got five children
but they always pick on him. I got
two people arrested, [the police]
By William McLennan
Katie Price: Her son Harvey has been
targeted by internet trolls
seized ll their computers, they
seized everything, took them quite
far” – but there were no charges,
she said, “because there’s nothing in
place for it”.
A woman has been rescued from
a submerged car on a beach
after being stranded by an
incoming tide.
She climbed on top of
her car to escape rising
sea in Cumbria before
being rescued by lifeboat.
The coastguard across
the Irish Sea in Belfast
was first alerted at 10.40am,
receiving reports that a woman
was stranded on the coast near
Mawbray and could not swim.
A decision was taken not to
dispatch a rescue helicopter and a
lifeboat (inset) was sent from Silloth.
She was treated for hypothermia but
had no other injuries.
T h e R o y a l Na t i o n a l
Lifeboat Institution said:
“She was very lucky,
especially with the fast
incoming tide.
“The crews could see
the casualty on top of
the vehicle and quickly
established a safe route
around it in order to rescue her.
“If it had been much later we
could have been looking at a
different outcome.”
6
NEWS
POLITICS
Tory divisions laid bare as May
rules out customs union deal
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May has moved to reassure Conservative Eurosceptics
that Britain will not join any form of
customs union with the European
Union after Brexit.
Downing Street toughened its
position on the issue as the Prime
Minister prepares for a succession
of crucial meetings on Brexit – including winning Cabinet approval
for her negotiating strategy.
Mrs May is facing unrest on the
Tory benches – and renewed speculation of moves to oust her – over her
refusal to stake out a clearer position
on the eventual deal.
Brexiteers have raised fears that
she could press for Britain and the
EU to negotiate a fresh customs
union to enable tariff-free trade to
continue. They argue that the move
would not represent a clean break
from Brussels and hamper the UK’s
ability to agree trade deals.
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and
Liam Fox are among the Cabinet
ministers arguing against any form
of customs union. The issue is ex-
pected to come to a head in two Cabinet committee meetings this week.
A Number 10 source said: “It is
not our policy to stay in the customs
union,” adding: “We want a good,
deep trade deal with the EU and
customs arrangements which are as
frictionless as possible.
“But we must also be free to sign
those trade deals with the rest of the
world. We have brilliant companies
in the UK and we want to strengthen their opportunities to export. We
would not want to do something that
limits those opportunities.”
Division at all levels of the party
on the issue were laid bare yesterday when Amber Rudd, the Home
Secretary, said the UK would seek
membership of “something within
the customs framework”.
She told the BBC: “We published a
document last year and we proposed
either a customs arrangement or a
customs partnership. Those are
both alternatives we could look at.”
Minutes later, Dominic Raab, the
housing minister, told ITV: “I don’t
think we’ll be in any form of customs
union, at least as conceived in international trade practice.”
Mrs May will meet
Michel Barnier, the EU’s
chief negotiator, in London
today to discuss details of the
post-Brexit transition deal the
UK hopes to achieve.
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,
on the BBC’s ‘The Andrew Marr
Show’ REUTERS
Pressure is intensifying on Mrs
May following reports that growing
numbers of Tory MPs are backing a
challenge to her leadership.
The former Cabinet minister John
Whittingdale, a supporter of Brexit,
said a leadership contest at this
stage of talks with Brussels would
be “very damaging”.
But he added: “The future of the
Prime Minister is to an extent going
to be tied up with what happens in
the Brexit negotiations. But at the
moment it’s absolutely right that we
give her all the support we can in getting a good deal.”
Fellow Brexiteer Bernard Jenkin
warned that Mrs May’s position
would be in jeopardy unless there
was a “clean” Brexit. “She can only
command a majority in Parliament
on her present policy,” he wrote in
The Sunday Telegraph.
But Ms Rudd – who has allied
with Chancellor Philip Hammond
to argue for a soft Brexit – said ministers would not be intimidated by
such threats. “I have a surprise for
the Brexiteers, which is the committee that meets in order to help make
these decisions is more united than
they think,” she said.
8
NEWS
SOCIETY
HEALTH
Expert group calls for NHS and social care tax
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
A tax earmarked solely for the
NHS and social care should replace National Insurance if the
health service is to survive, according to a group of experts.
The panel, which includes a
former chief executive of the
NHS as well as former heads of
the Royal College of Nursing,
the Patients Association and the
Royal College of GPs, concludes
in a report published today that
the NHS in England needs a real
terms funding increase of £4bn
in 2018-19 and further real terms
increases of £2.5bn in each of the
subsequent two years.
Although the NHS funding gap
could be bridged by an income
tax increase in the short-term –
a move which the Lib Dems, who
commissioned the report, have
been calling for – the best solution
for sustainability is a single ringfenced tax to replace National Insurance, the report argues.
The report, Health and Social
Care: Delivering a Secure Funding
Future, also recommends introducing incentives to encourage
people to save more towards adult
social care and reinstating the cap
on the costs of adult social care.
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Plan to train more
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applications fall
By Jennifer Cockerell
Plans to boost the number of trainee
nurses are failing, with university
clearing (Ucas) figures revealing a
second decline in applications this
year, according to nursing leaders.
The Royal College of Nursing
(RCN) said that five years after the
Francis report blamed unsafe nurse
levels for poor care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the
Government had “squandered” the
opportunity to address the issue.
It warned that without better incentives to attract nurses, similar
care failings will become more likely.
Calling for a national recruitment
campaign, the RCN said its analysis showed that 700 fewer students
began training last year after the
overhaul of nurse education, and
the latest Ucas figures show that the
number continues to fall this year.
Last year, ministers repeatedly announced extra nurse training places,
but they are not finding enough students to fill them, the RCN said. The
nursing workforce was “shrinking”,
with 40,000 vacancies in England.
The RCN’s study found that the
current number of applications for
the next academic year had fallen by
a third (33 per cent) since the same
point in 2016 – 43,720 down to 29,390
– and by 4,310 (13 per cent) on last
year alone.
The RCN said Brexit is an added
incentive for Britain to train its
own nurses and rely less on expensive and challenging international
recruitment.
The RCN’s chief executive, Janet
Davies, called for a central funding
pot within the Department of Health
and Social Care to cover meanstested grants and allow for tuition
write-off to incentivise students. She
said: “Nursing is a wonderful career,
The number of nurses is shrinking,
the Royal College of Nursing says
but the Government must do more
to make it attractive to the tens of
thousands of new nurses we need. If
ministers fail, they are storing up unimaginable problems for the future.
The staffing crisis must be stopped
from spiralling further.
“Five years after the warnings in
the Mid Staffs report, the Government is still squandering the chance
to address the issue – making care
failings more likely, not less. When
there aren’t enough nurses, patients
can pay the very highest price.”
As well as university
nursing student shortages,
the new nursing apprenticeship
scheme attracted only 30 trainees
against a government ambition of
1,000 apprentices this year.
EDUCATION
Population change blamed
for fall in college applicants
also reveal an increase in overseas
students, with the numbers of
The number of people applying to applicants from the EU rising above
university has dropped for the
100,000 for the first time.
second year in a row.
Overall, 559,030 wouldFigures show that just
be students applied to
over 5,000 fewer people
start degree courses at
– about 0.9 per cent –
UK universities this
applied to start degree
autumn by the January
Fewer applications
courses this autumn by
deadline, 5,160 fewer
for degree courses
15 January compared
than at the same point
from
UK
students,
with the same point
in 2017.
a
drop
of
last year.
There were 12,420
2.6 per cent
The fall is attributed
fewer UK applicants, a
to there being fewer
2.6 per cent drop.
UK applicants because the
Ucas said the number of
number of 18-year-olds in the country 18-year-olds in the UK population
is falling, according to the university was down by 2.5 per cent, a trend that
admissions service, Ucas. Its figures is predicted to continue until 2020.
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HERITAGE
MEDIA
Stonehenge road project ‘will wreck
6,000-year-old archaeological site’
Desmond
poised to sell
newspapers
to ‘Mirror’
By Tom Bawden
The Stonehenge
area is hiding rich
evidence of our
past, experts say
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
Plans for an underground dualcarriageway running close by Stonehenge would badly damage a major
archaeological site near the world
heritage site, experts warned.
Hoofprints of wild cattle known as
aurochs have recently been found at
excavations a mile and a half from
the stone circle in Wiltshire, University of Buckingham archaeologist
David Jacques said. The hoofprints,
preserved under stones, have been
confirmed by carbon dating tests to
be 6,000 years old.
They are the latest in a wealth of
finds in a decade-long archaeological dig at the Blick Mead site, close
to Stonehenge.
The tunnel, and a flyover close to
the Blick Mead excavations which
could also form part of the roadworks to improve the A303, could irrevocably damage the site, Professor
Jacques said.
The Government has backed a
blueprint to put the A303 into a tunnel as it passes the neolithic stone
circle as part of measures to ease
congestion and improve the setting
of Stonehenge.
Critics say the proposals, which
include eastern and western entrances to the tunnel within the
World Heritage Site and a possible
flyover near Amesbury, could harm
the rich archaeological landscape.
The findings suggest there is an
“invaluable archive of plant, insect and human prints” preserved
elsewhere in the soil waiting to be
uncovered through further excavation, archaeologists said. These
would be destroyed if the tunnel
proceeds, as the construction would
drain the area of the water needed to
preserve them.
“This is the only site in Great Britain where there is evidence that people have been living there from just
after the end of the ice age until now,”
said Professor Jacques, who is leading excavation at the site, 1.5 miles
east of Stonehenge.
“The place is like a national ar-
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tunnel through
the Heritage site
1 mile
chive for organic material – which
are like documents. It would be like
destroying a unique library.”
Plant and animal prints in the
soil are better at preserving details
of past life than fossils and have the
potential to bring the flora and fauna
living in the area shortly after the
last ice age to life, he said.
Dr Julian Richards, presenter of
BBC2’s Meet the Ancestors, said: “If
we go ahead with it I am convinced
that future generations will judge us
harshly. They will ask us, what were
David Bullock, a project
manager at Highways
England, said: “The consultation
provides an opportunity for
everyone to give views on our
proposals and we would like as
much feedback as possible.”
we thinking of to allow this to happen
to such an important landscape?”
A public consultation begins on
Thursday into the plan to build a
1.8-mile tunnel and flyover between
Amesbury and Berwick Down in
Wiltshire, to speed traffic flow by replacing the single-lane road with an
underground dual carriageway.
Professor Jacques said the impacts on the Blick Mead site hadn’t
been assessed. He questioned why a
map of the plans located Blick Mead
further from the development than
it actually is.
TECHNOLOGY
JUSTICE
Apps that track warships
‘could pose security risk’
Rapist returned to Wakefield prison
By Tom Batchelor
Maritime tracking apps that allow
the public to monitor the movements
of Western warships may pose a
security risk, experts have warned.
Live vessel-tracking websites can
be used to find the location, speed
and route of Royal Navy and Nato
vessels and could leave the vessels
vulnerable, it is feared.
The warning follows the release of
data by running app Strava, which
inadvertently highlighted the position
of secret military bases by tracking
soldiers’ movements. Commercial
vessels routinely use an automatic
identification system (AIS) to alert
other boats to their position. But the
use of AIS on military vessels is far
less widespread.
Lord West, a Labour peer and
former head of the Royal Navy, said
Western militaries may have become
“too transparent”.
A Ministry of Defence source said
the navy was “aware” of the risk
that maritime tracking devices pose
and had “strong policies in place to
mitigate it”.THE INDEPENDENT
By Andrew Johnson
The black-cab rapist John Worboys
has been transferred back
to HMP Wakefield from
HMP Belmarsh following
uproar at his move to
the London jail.
The Prison Service
faced a backlash in
January after the
serial sex offender was
moved to the city where he
committed his crimes.
It is understood he has been
moved back to the category A
prison in West Yorkshire while
legal proceedings take place over
his release on parole. Worboys’
return to HMP Wakefield emerged
as lawyer Harriet Wistrich
told the Sunday Mirror she
had passed details of
fresh allegations made
by five women to police.
Worboys was jailed
indefinitely in 2009,
with a minimum term of
eight years, for drugging
and sexually assaulting
women passengers. He was
convicted of 19 offences against
12 victims, but has been linked to
more than 100 complaints.
By William McLennan
The newspaper proprietor Richard
Desmond is expected to agree the
sale of the Daily Express and Daily
Star titles to the owner of the Daily
Mirror this week. The £125m deal
would see Trinity Mirror also take
control of celebrity magazine OK!.
Mr Desmond, 66, who owns Northern & Shell, has been in takeover
talks with Trinity chief executive
Simon Fox for more than a year.
The deal would bring some of
Britain’s best-read redtops under the
control of Britain’s biggest publisher,
which already prints more than 260
titles, including local newspapers
across the country.
Trinity announced more than 100
redundancies at local and regional
titles last year.
Further job losses are expected
after the Daily Express sale goes
ahead, but in November the Mirror
editor-in-chief, Lloyd Embley, told
staff that the buyout would strengthen the company, which is facing a
£406m pension deficit. “We will be
in a far more secure place once we
have gone through putting ourselves
together,” he said.
The deal is set to be announced on
Friday, according to Sky News.
Mr Desmond is expected to receive
£20m in Trinity Mirror shares as part
of the takeover, making him one of the
company’s biggest shareholders.
AVIATION
Airline seating
policies under
scrutiny
By Ryan Wilkinson
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is
investigating airline seating practices
amid concerns that passengers are
unclear about how seats are allocated
for groups.
Research by the watchdog
suggested widespread confusion
among passengers over airlines’
approaches to allocating seats and
what they may have to pay, if at all, to
sit as a group.
UK travellers pay between £160m
and £390m a year for allocated
seating, with most fees at between
£5 and £30 a seat. The findings have
prompted the regulator to launch a
review of allocated seating practices,
in which airlines will be asked to
provide information on their policies.
Andrew Haines, chief executive of
the CAA, said: “We will not hesitate
to take any necessary enforcement
action should it be required at the end
of the review.”
A survey of 4,000 people who flew
in a group in the past year found that
one if five did not pay to sit together
and were separated from their group.
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ENVIRONMENT
Tiny plastic particles
pose threat to largest
creatures in the sea
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
Tiny “microplastic” particles pose a
major threat to the world’s biggest
species of megafauna – and may
even be killing some of them, marine
biologists have warned.
A major study into the effect of
tiny plastic fragments on some the
biggest marine mammals found
that filter-feeding sharks, rays and
whales, which can swallow thousands of cubic metres of water a day
to capture plankton, fish and squid –
are at risk of serious contamination.
Researchers estimate that fin
whales in the Mediterranean sea are
ingesting thousands of tiny pieces of
plastic a day – some of it from the
water they swallow and some from
their prey.
These particles – 5mm in diameter or less – are damaging their digestive systems and poisoning them
as chemicals leach from the particles inside their bodies, potentially
causing enough harm to kill them.
“Microplastic contamination has the potential to further
reduce population numbers of
these species, many of which are
long-lived and have few offspring
throughout their lives,” said Elitza
Germanov, of Murdoch University
in Australia.
This is particularly concerning
because half of the mobulid rays,
two-thirds of filter-feeding sharks
and more than a quarter of baleen
whales are listed as globally threatened species, she added.
While much research has been
done into the effect of plastic on fish
and birds, very little has been carried out on megafauna.
Clean
oceans
Bottled The rubbish
killing marine life
0.7
The number of plastic
items, most of them
tiny, found in the
average cubic foot
of water around
the Baja California
peninsula, an
important feeding
ground for endangered
whale sharks.
13bn
The number of throwaway plastic
bottles Britain uses in a year.
171
The number of plastic items
estimated to be swallowed in a
day by whale sharks in the
Mediterranean sea.
2.5bn
The number of disposable coffee
cups Britain uses in a year.
5mm
The diameter of a piece of
‘microplastic’.
The results of this study show
that, despite their huge size, at
least some of these species are
highly vulnerable to these tiny fragments, which typically comprise
“microbeads” used to roughen
toothpaste and other bathroom
products and synthetic clothing
fibres that come loose in the washing machine. These find their way
into the nearest river and on into
the sea.
Bottles and other larger
plastic objects that break
down into ever smaller
pieces over hundreds
of years are also playing a role.
“Exposure to these
plastic-associated toxins poses a major threat
to the health of these animals since it can alter the
hormones which regulate the
body’s growth and development,
metabolism and reproductive functions, among other things,” said
Professor Maria Fossi, from the University of Sienna, who also worked
on the research.
The research also involved the
Marine Megafauna Foundation and
Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology.
It is published in the journal Trends
in Ecology & Evolution.
A separate study last
week found that tiny
“nanoplastics” of less than a
billionth of a centimetre in
diameter are infiltrating every
stage of the food chain in rivers
and oceans, from plants at the
bottom to the top predator.
SOCIETY
Mothers working part-time
suffer worst ‘pay penalty’
By Alan Jones
Mothers are being hit by a “pay
penalty” if they work in part-time
jobs, according to a study.
They tend to spend more time in
part-time employment, so they do
not benefit from pay rises associated
with more experience, research
found. By the time a first child reaches the age of 20, mothers earn around
30 per cent less on average than
similarly educated fathers, according to a report funded by the Joseph
Rowntree Foundation and published
by the Institute of Financial Studies
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First Bite
Suffrage
heroine
honoured
Bradford meets Napoli
in a surprisingly good
comfort food mash-up
A bronze statue of a
Suffragette has been
unveiled in Leicester
100 years on from
some women winning
the right to vote.
The sculpture of
Alice Hawkins, a shoe
factory machinist
who led the women’s
movement in the city,
was unveiled in front
of hundreds yesterday
to mark the centenary
a law that gave all men
and some women the
right to vote.
The 7ft statue is
in Market Square,
where Hawkins would
have given soapbox
speeches, often to a
heckling crowd.
The celebrations
included a march and
a re-enactment of a
Hawkins speech. Her
great-grandson Peter
Barratt said the statue
represented all the
working women “who
stood up for what they
believed in”. PA
Yorkshire Pudding Pizza
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Picture the scene: you and your
flatmate are recovering from a
big night out when the doorbell
rings. You stumble to the door and
a man hands you a box containing
what you have been hoping might
be the world’s greatest
hangover cure: Yorkshire
pudding pizzas.
To mark Yorkshire
pudding day and
its Yorkshire roots,
Morrison’s has devised
what is effectively a
deep dish pizza inside
the puffy batter of a pud. It
is a food that, when announced
last week, put pizza lovers in
two very specific camps. You
either detested the idea, or loved
everything about it.
I was the latter. As a boy
fascinated by Heinz baked beans
pizzas in the freezer section
of Safeway, I yearn for hybrid
freezer foods. So I couldn’t have
been more excited.
Twenty five minutes in the oven
and bam, it is there. It lacks in salt
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(which you wouldn’t have guessed
from the gleaming red dietary
warnings all over the front) but
otherwise it completely works:
the sauce slops about, yes, but
significantly less so than gravy. I
wanted more cheese (but then I
don’t think there’s anything that
doesn’t benefit from additional
dairy), and there’s
something unsatisfying
about the fact that it
requires cutlery.
It comes in two
flavours, pepperoni
and meat feast, and
the toppings are
plentiful although they
are far from well attached
to the main piece: there was a
lot of rummaging around in the
roasting dish to move meatballs
and jalapeños back on to the top.
Also, and I don’t mean to go full
John Torode, a second roasting
of a Yorkshire pudding leaves the
outside a bit too crisp and dark.
But, most importantly, I felt
completely rejuvenated as soon as
I’d eaten the whole thing.
David Levesley
HEALTH
(IFS). Some of the gap is explained
by mothers in part-time jobs or taking a break from work altogether,
the report suggested.
The overall gender wage gap has
fallen from 28 per cent to 18 per cent
since the early 1990s for the less
well educated, but has remained at
22 per cent for the highest educated,
the study reveals.
Even before they have children,
women earn 10 per cent less than
men, but the gap increases “rapidly”
for many after they have children.
Monica Costa Dias, IFS associate priority for governments and othdirector, said: “There are many
ers to understand the reasons.
likely reasons for persistent
Addressing it would… nargaps in the wages of men
row the gender wage gap
and women, but the
significantly.”
fact that working partRobert Joyce, of
time has a long-term
the IFS, added: “The
depressing effect is an
h
i
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The gender wage
important contributwomen’s wages are
gap for the less well
educated, which has
ing factor.
furthest behind male
fallen from 28% in
“Periods spent in
counterparts… this
the early 1990s
part-time work lead
is particularly related
to virtually no wage proto the fact they lose out
gression at all. It should be a
working part-time.”
18%
Music-lovers are told to wear earplugs
By Jennifer Cockerell
People should wear earplugs at
nightclubs or concerts and use noisecancelling headphones when listening to music, a charity has warned.
Action on Hearing Loss estimated
that four million young people could
be in danger of the effects of over-amplified music. It said its research had
found that more than half (53.4 per
cent) of people aged 18 to 24 had experienced tinnitus, with 40 per cent
unaware that being exposed to loud
noise can lead to permanent tinnitus.
This week is UK Tinnitus Week,
which aims to raise awareness of the
condition in which there is a ringing,
hissing, buzzing or roaring sound in
one or both ears.
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GERMANY
Joint Korean team attracts capacity
crowd to friendly ice hockey game
North Korea
‘getting missile
parts through
Berlin embassy’
By Kim Tong-Hyung
By Michelle Martin
IN INCHEON
IN BERLIN
Wearing a powder-blue logo of a map
symbolising peace between the Koreas, the most talked-about team at this
year’s Winter Olympics finally saw
game action yesterday in a friendly
that drew thousands of spectators
in a country that never previously
showed much passion for ice hockey.
The North and South Korean women’s hockey players, who only began
practising together about a week ago
as a combined team, showed plenty
of fight in their first competitive test
– crashing the boards and throwing
their bodies to stop pucks and opponents – but never really threatened in
a 3-1 loss to world number five Sweden in Incheon, South Korea.
The Koreans play Sweden again
on 12 February during the Olympic
tournament. But the outcome didn’t
seem to matter to the capacity crowd
of 3,000 at the Seonhak International Ice Rink. Fans waved miniature
white-and-blue flags showing a unified Korean Peninsula – the same as
that on the players’ uniforms – and
chanted “We are one” whenever the
Koreans got on the break.
The arena erupted when South
Korean forward Park Jong-ah cut the
deficit to 2-1 during the first period.
The players stood to the Korean
traditional tune of “Arirang” at the
start of the match, instead of their
respective national anthems, and re-
North Korea has been using its
embassy in Berlin to procure
parts for its missile programme,
the head of Germany’s domestic
intelligence agency has said.
Hans-Georg Maassen told NDR
TV, a regional station: “We determined that procurement activities
have been carried out from there
that are, in our view, done with a
view to the missile programme
and sometimes also for the nuclear programme.”
He said it was often that what
are known as dual-use goods
which can be used for both civil
and military purposes.
Comments released by NDR
ahead of the broadcast today
showed Maassen said German
authorities prevented such activities when they found them but he
added: “We can’t guarantee that
we can detect and prevent this in
all cases.”
He said it was necessary to
presume that parts for North Korea’s launch programme “were
acquired via other markets or underground buyers had acquired
them in Germany”.
The revelations come amid
tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programmes. There was no
comment from the embassy in
Berlin. REUTERS
The women’s ice hockey
match between the
Korean combined team
and Sweden drew a
3,000-strong crowd AP
ceived warm applause as they left the
arena after the contest.
The decision in January to create the joint hockey team triggered
heated debate in South Korea, where
many people thought their players
were being unfairly asked to sacrifice
playing time to the North Koreans,
who are seen as less skilled or expe-
rienced. The Winter Olympics begin
on Friday, with Pyeongchang, a relatively small South Korean ski resort
town, hosting the skiing, snowboarding and sliding events, and coastal
city Gangneung hosting the hockey,
skating and curling events. AP
North Korea will send
its nominal head of state
and other senior officials to
South Korea this week, , as the
rivals push through with rare
rapprochement steps ahead of
this month’s Winter Olympics.
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PEOPLE
Thurman says Weinstein ‘shoved himself’ on her in hotel room
By Jocelyn Noveck
Actress Uma Thurman has accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself on
her sexually years ago in a London
hotel room.
Weinstein acknowledged making an “awkward pass” but strongly
denied any physical assault and suggested the possibility of legal action
over her comments. In a separate allegation in the same New York Times
article, Thurman (right) said Kill Bill
director Quentin Tarantino during
filming coerced her into driving a
car that she believed to be faulty, resulting in injuries including a permanently damaged neck, a concussion
and damage to her knees.
A representative for Tarantino did
not reply to a request for comment.
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Thurman’s allegations
against Weinstein, who
has been accused of
rape, assault or other
sexual misconduct by
scores of women, had
been widely anticipated since she hinted
late last year that she
had a story to tell but
wanted to wait until she
was less angry. She said that an
early encounter with Weinstein in a Paris hotel room
in the 1990s ended with
him suddenly appearing
in a bathrobe and leading her to a steam room,
but that she did not feel
threatened. She said that
the first “attack” happened
later in London.
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“He pushed me down,” she said.
“He tried to shove himself on me.
He tried to expose himself. He did all
kinds of unpleasant things. But he
didn’t actually force me.”
Later, she alleged, she arranged a
meeting with Weinstein and warned
him: “If you do what you did to me
to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you.”
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REES-MOGG
SCUFFLES
PETER
AMMON
SPICE GIRLS
REUNITED
LARRY
NASSAR
DARREN
OSBORNE
SUPER
BOWL LII
Masked
activists
halt debate
German
envoy attacks
Brexiteers
Girl power is
back on the
pop agenda
Reaction to
US gym team
medic’s jailing
Finsbury Park
mosque killer
jailed for life
KaepernickNFL race row
rumbles on
Sun on Sunday
Sunday Telegraph
Grazia
Boston Globe
New Statesman
Cincinnati Enquirer
Balaclavas have
no place in British
politics. The sight
of sinister hard-left
protesters attempting
to silence Jacob ReesMogg on Friday night
was shocking – and an
assault on free speech.
(Editorial)
The outgoing German
ambassador to the
UK, Dr Peter Ammon,
observed that some
Brexiteers had a sense
of national identity
forged by the Second
World War. This is
not surprising. It was
almost the last time
we were encouraged
to have a national
identity – something
membership of the EU
actively deterred.
(Simon Heffer)
If the story of the Spice
Girls has taught us
one thing, it is that the
best groups are greater
than the sum of their
individual parts. The
chemistry that was
created by the precise
combination of Geri,
Emma, Victoria and the
two Mels produced a
worldwide musical and
cultural explosion that
reverberates to this day.
(David Sinclair)
The sentencing of
Nassar should not end
discussion of this case
or its implications.
Besides detailing his
crimes, the sentencing
hearing revealed a
systemic pattern
of denial by his
superiors that aided
and abetted his crimes.
An independent
investigation needs to
be conducted in order
to determine who
covered up Nassar’s
activities and why.
(Editorial)
Darren Osborne’s
journey began with
a TV drama about
a grooming gang in
Rotherham. It drove
him on to social media
in search of answers.
Type “Muslim”or
“grooming”into social
media and see how long
it takes to end up in the
arms of extremists.
(Matthew Collins)
All season, players,
mostly AfricanAmericans, have [knelt]
during the national
anthem in protest [at]
police brutality. Former
San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Colin
Kaepernick started the
movement. Now he
can’t get a job and it’s
fair to ask if his crusade
has been successful.
(Kevin S Aldridge)
Sunday Mirror
The right to
debate, disagree
and demonstrate
peacefully is enshrined
in our democracy.
And all of us should be
able to exercise that
right without being
threatened. shouted
down or trolled on
social media. Which is
why we give a cautious
welcome to plans to
make intimidation in
public life an offence.
(Editorial)
Mail on Sunday
Sunday Times
Ammon’s criticism of
the British obsession
with the 1940s
is a form of what
psychologists call
transference. His own
nation identity – and
politics – is profoundly
affected by that period.
(Dominic Lawson)
Quote of
the day
The Spice Girls are
embarking on a £50m
world tour and taking
part in a TV talent show
in China. But really
they are grabbing the
opportunity to earn
more money in the
wake of #Time’s Up
and #Me Too.
(Liz Jones)
Los Angeles Times
By sharing her hope
that Nassar be raped in
prison, Judge Aquilina
undermined the very
fight against sexual
violence that she
purports to champion.
(Lovisa Stannow)
Morning Star
The far-right terrorist’s
43-year jail sentence
for killing and maiming
Muslims is fully
merited. Its severity
may persuade other
social inadequates
tempted to emulate
his Islamophobic
carnage to reflect on
the consequences of
such a crime.
(Editorial)
The Observer
Super Bowl Sunday
is the perfect public
platform for discussing
racial disparity. First,
70 per cent of the NFL’s
1,696 players are black.
Second, the NFL’s
significant ratings
means it reaches a lot
of people – an average
of 180 million.
(Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)
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OLIVIA COLE ACTRESS
Just leave me
alone! Don’t
come over
and don’t
fill up my
wine glass
– I will do it
Jennifer
Saunders
The ‘Absolutely
Fabulous’ star gives
waiters instructions
Olivia Cole, who won an Emmy Award
for her portrayal of Matilda, the wife
of Chicken George in the landmark
US mini-series Roots, has died at the
age of 75 at her home in San Miguel de
Allende, Mexico.
Cole received praise for her role
in the hit 1977 drama based on Alex
Haley’s book Roots, which dramatised
the lives of his ancestors from West
Africa to slavery and post-Civil War
America. Cole was the first AfricanAmerican to win an Emmy for best
supporting actress in a mini-series.
More than 28 million viewers
watched the first episode of Roots and
by the time the finale arrived more
than 100 million people had tuned in,
breaking ratings records. The New York
Times reported: “People everywhere,
even those who had not seen it, were
talking about Roots.” But Cole later
lamented that Hollywood failed to
respond to the drama with more
opportunities for black actors and
actresses. Ben Vereen played Chicken
George in the ensemble cast that also
included LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams,
Cicely Tyson and Madge Sinclair.
Cole, a native of Memphis, Tennessee,
was the daughter of Arvelia (née Cage),
a tennis player and instructor, and
William Calvin Cole, a worker for
Grumman aerospeace company. The
family moved to New York and Cole
was educated at Hunter College High
School and Bard College. She won a
scholarship to the Royal Academy of
Dramatic Art in London, graduating
with honours in 1964. She later gained
a Master’s degree in theatre arts from
the University of Minnesota.
Cole’s first credited screen
performance was in the daytime
serial Guiding Light in 1969, with other
television and movie credits including
Coming Home (1978), North and South
Book I (1985) and Oprah Winfrey’s The
Women of Brewster Place (1989-1990) .
Cole received a leading actress
Emmy nomination for the 1979 miniseries Backstairs at the White House, and
guest-starred on Police Woman, Family,
L.A. Law, Christy and Murder, She Wrote.
She appeared regularly in Broadway
productions in the 1960s and 1970s in
plays including The Merchant of Venice,
You Can’t Take It With You and The School
for Scandal.
In her adopted town of San Miguel
de Allende, Cole held readings of
Shakespeare’s plays for three decades.
“She once told me that she thought
she had done her best work in the
Shakespeare group, just because
she was learning so much,” Wendy
Sievert, a friend of Cole’s, told the The
New York Times.
In June 1971, she married the actor
Richard Venture in what was one of the
few interracial marriages in Hollywood
at that time. They divorced in 1984, and
he died in December 2017. Cole retired
in 1995, but later returned to acting.
She is survived by cousins.
Born 26 November 1942
Died 19 January 2018
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Here comes the ‘what next?’ backlash
It is not ‘puritanical’ to campaign against gropers
The idea of scrapping
motor racing’s ‘grid
girls’ has been around
for years GETTY
W
henever
someone wants
to rail against
progress in
society, they
always reach
for the straw-man cry of “What
next?” to cling on to outdated
practices. Banning Formula One
motor racing’s “grid girls”, they say,
what next – forcing women to wear
long skirts and high-necked tops?
Complaining about knee-touching
and bottom-pinching, what next –
separating men and women in all
public areas?
There was one of these cries of
“what next” in a comment piece by
The Guardian’s art critic Jonathan
Jones last week about Manchester
Art Gallery’s decision to remove a
Victorian painting of naked female
bathers. Jones’s “what next?”
was whether the Tate Modern
would axe its forthcoming Picasso
exhibition because it contained
nudes. The “what next?” is always
ludicrous and misleading – because
no one has ever suggested banning
Picasso or, in the row about
grid girls, forcing women into
Edwardian dress.
In the case of the painting of
nymphs, the confected row about
“censorship” was just that, a
confection. Manchester Art Gallery
did not permanently remove the
painting, but wanted to trigger
a debate about the portrayal of
women in art by temporarily taking
it down. A debate certainly followed,
and now the painting is back up – as
was always the intention.
The grid girls row was similarly
misleading. If you believe certain
newspapers and commentators,
the “new puritans” and #MeToo
feminists had forced these women
out of work by getting their jobs
“banned”. Except the idea of
scrapping – not banning – grid
girls has been pushed for the past
few years, well before the #MeToo
movement took off, and was backed
by the (male) boss of Silverstone,
Stuart Pringle, who described the
practice as “outdated” “nonsense”
and poor role modelling for his
daughter. What’s more, the Monaco
Grand Prix featured “grid guys”
in 2015, while grid girls were
dropped from the V8 Supercars
Championship in Australia in 2016.
This phasing out of grid girls
is surely just part of the gradual
change in society which questions
the objectification of women, in
the same way Sir Bruce Forsyth’s
glamorously dressed assistant in
The Generation Game of the 1970s
became his equal in the 21st century,
as his co-presenter on Strictly Come
Dancing. Just because you question
whether grid girls cannot be
accompanied by grid guys doesn’t
mean you want to see promotional
models banned. Personally, I’m
relaxed about women doing
promotional work as long as they
have control, are well paid and
are not molested. The rest is up to
Formula One.
To claim that it
is puritanical to
complain about
being groped or
lunged at is
deeply sinister
There is a worrying edge to
this backlash. It is in the use
of phrases like “new puritans”
and, another deployed by Jones,
“authoritarianism”. A piece in
The Spectator about grid girls
questioned “whatever awful
dictatorship phase follows next”.
The so-called “new puritans”
are being blamed for everything
relating to the portrayal and roles
of women. So the debate around
the Presidents Club moved quickly
from horror at the hostesses being
groped by rich, entitled men into
a defence of the right of men to
flirt with women, which was never
in doubt. Just as the outpouring
of complaints about sexual
harassment was used to warn that
men would never be able to make
a pass at a woman again – the
“what next?” straw man used to
ludicrous effect.
To claim it is authoritarian or
puritanical to want to see women
portrayed as something other
than objects, or to complain about
being groped or lunged at, is deeply
sinister and, in fact, the very
opposite of the liberalism these
commentators claim they espouse.
After complaining about Sir
Michael Fallon lunging at me
after a lunch, the notorious
what-nexter journalist Brendan
O’Neill asked whether I had been
raised in a convent. Since when
was it puritanical to not want to
be sexually harassed? Why is it
authoritarian to want women to not
be groped or leered at?
As we mark the 100th
anniversary of the first women
getting the vote, isn’t giving women
more options and control over
their lives and work, not keeping
them in outdated, restricted and
objectified roles simply progress –
not authoritarianism?
The “new puritanism” is a lie
that unfairly pits freedom of sexual
expression and liberty, everything
any feminist would fight for, against
the questioning of the outdated
objectification of women. It is a lie
that claims the liberal is illiberal,
the progressive is puritanical, and
one which raises its head whenever
someone asks: “What next?”
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Shop around for
new leader
Michael Portillo says
Jacob Rees-Mogg is a
frontrunner for the job of
Prime Minister when it
becomes vacant.
Last week in your
newspaper you reported
Mr Rees-Mogg as saying
that shopping at Ikea
sounded “enormously
difficult”. If a simple
shopping expedition is
beyond him how on earth
would he cope with the
rigours of being Prime
Minister?
STUART ACKLAND
MILTON KEYNES
Rees-Mogg is
bullying May
Isn’t it about time Jacob
Rees-Mogg and his
cohorts stopped bullying
the Prime Minister? Now
it’s the Treasury people
who have done forecasts
for the outcome of
leaving Europe that are
being maligned, saying
they have massaged and
altered the figures.
What about all the
untruths some of the
Brexiteers alluded to
before the vote?
G RILEY
PAIGNTON, DEVON
‘Dream team’?
Traitors all
The arrogance of
bonkers Brexiteers Boris
Johnson, Michael Gove
and Jacob Rees-Mogg,
apparently considering
a coup against the Prime
Minister with what
they laughingly label
the “dream team”, is
breathtaking. The only
one missing here is
Pinocchio.
Where is the
electorate in this game
of Tory thrones? Not
since the traitors’ table
of Henry VIII has the
corrupted court of
politics witnessed such
grotesque figures.
COLLIN ROSSINI
DOVERCOURT, ESSEX
Stark inequality
is in UK too
In her interview
(i, 3 February), author
Jojo Moyes writes about
seeing New York with
“alien, really fresh eyes
“and that there “the
polarisation of society is
completely naked”.
Although she lives
in rural Essex, I’m
surprised that she found
this unusual; there’s
poverty and a high
degree of homelessness
in much of the UK.
JONATHAN ELPHICK
EXETER, DEVON
‘Mastermind’
needs a pass
I understand the BBC’s
decision to limit the
specialist subject topics
on Mastermind and in
general approve of the
move to keep the quality
high .However, the
“against” argument has a
valid point about Charles
Dickens being once
considered lightweight.
It’s a question of balance.
JIM STRUTHERS
STRATHAVEN
Grid girls and
selling F1
As an immature man of
mature years who has
never won a competition
for good looks but has
always been more
interested in fast cars if
they have young ladies
draped over them, I can
certainly see both sides
of the argument made
by Janet Street-Porter
(i, 3 February).
Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder, and
£10,000 spent on pretty
girls to give a little
pleasure to 100 million
men around the world is
peanuts compared to the
cost of a F1 event.
BOB NEWTON
BEDFORD
Well said, Janet
Street-Porter. Phasing
out grid girls is long
overdue – nobody
should be judged on
their looks, and society
must stop allowing the
objectification of women
in sport.
ANN NEE
LONDON
purpose-built debating
chamber and offices fit
for the future. The Palace
of Westminster could
then become a museum
to celebrate our history.
JOHN SALTER
CONSETT, DURHAM
Time for a new
parliament
There was a time when
the Conservatives were
the party to ensure
defence of the realm.
Now we hear that on top
of earlier economies to
the armed forces, there
is to be potentially a
30 per cent reduction
in the Royal Marine
Commandos. It is
absolutely outrageous
and must be stopped .
ROBERT BOSTON
KINGSHILL, KENT
I could not agree with
Richard Shepherdson
more (Your View,
3 February). If the
Foreign Office can
sell the old Bangkok
embassy and use the
money to improve
premises around the
world, it is about time
our parliamentarians
considered having a
We must save
the Commandos
Norrie deserved
more coverage
I was very disappointed
to see the sparse
coverage of Cameron
Norrie’s magnificent win
over Spain’s Roberto
Bautista-Agut in Friday’s
Davis Cup match
(i, 3 February). One
column in 17 pages of
sport did not do justice.
JACQUI LINNING
SANDWICH, KENT
Cheers for the
heads-up
Thank you for the list of
50 dog-friendly pubs
(i, 3 February). So that’s
50 to avoid. Can we now
have a list of 50 familyfriendly establishments?
DAVID EDWARDS
GUILDFORD, SURREY
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“I felt so ugly until well into my
30s... I don’t think anyone realises
how long that feeling
of repulsiveness
lasts.”
Trinny
Woodall is
unapologetic
about her
love of
Botox and
says that it
has helped
to boost
her selfesteem.
Realtalk
“No, bitch, I’m just getting fat. Let
me be fat in peace.”
Rapper Cardi B’s outstanding
response to a fan asking if she was
secretly pregnant.
Numberoftheday
£1.6bn
The amount of
money raised
by the singer
Rihanna for the
Global Partnership
for Education,
which helps to provide
schooling for children in
developing countries.
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Piper puts spotlight on another side of #MeToo
Billie Piper has been famous since
she was 15. The singer-turnedactress, now 35, has described
her early years in the music
industry as worrying, adding that
she was “oversexualised” by her
management team at the time.
Piper (above) said: “I think that’s
why, for so long, my desire to hide
my body in baggy clothes took hold.”
The former Doctor Who star
added that stories of sexual assault
in the entertainment industry
revealed by the #MeToo campaign
were “sickening”.
She said: “I find the abuse of
power really upsetting, but if I’m
honest, what I find really sickening
is all the agents subjecting their
clients to it, knowing full
‘Stop scrolling
and you’ll
start creating’
you remember being
bored as a kid, just so
bored. You were at a grocery
store with your mom
and you were like, ‘It’s just
excruciating!’
“But then you
get to a point where
you start making up
a game for yourself
or you’ll start
imagining things or
whatever it is.
“But I worry that
we’ve lost that
capacity, which I
think maybe
erodes some
creativity as well.”
Gerwig says that
Our phones are stunting our
creativity, according to the
Oscar-nominated director
Greta Gerwig (right). Left to our
own devices (literally), we will
pick up our smartphones and
scroll through social media to
while away the time, instead of
being inspired to create.
“Boredom is, I think, pretty
useful,” Gerwig explains. “You
need to reach a level of boredom
to make anything. I don’t know if
Giving you what the
winter sun can’t
well what’s going on. [It’s] like
sanctioned pimping.”
And when celebrities choose to
post naked photos of themselves
on Instagram, Piper says that is
counterproductive to the cause.
“A lot of social media is about
women looking really oversexed.
That doesn’t feel like feminism to
me,” she said.
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dangerously bored
teenage girl growing
up in the suburbs of
Sacramento, has
one “central
love story”:
that of the
eponymous
Lady Bird
and her
mother.
The film
has been
nominated
for best
picture
at the Oscars
next month.
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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
T
he cake was a triumph.
Nick had decided what
he wanted long before his
birthday party, and it was
just a question of finding someone
who could make an Alien-themed
cake. In particular, one topped with a
facehugger, the flesh-coloured horror
beast that wrapped itself around
the phizzogs of Ripley’s unfortunate
crewmates.
I had no luck with a cake-maker
who had been recommended, so my
stepmother offered to recreate the
facehugger and its spindly finger
legs out of fondant icing. Not only
did the end result look phenomenal,
it tasted delicious – who knew that
the third stage of the Xenomorph
life cycle was chocolate and salted
caramel flavoured.
After Nick’s 40th birthday, I had
lots of fun teasing him about the fact
that his next big birthday would be
his 50th. Fifty! I couldn’t imagine
him being that ancient. It turns out
that there have been plenty of things
in the past decade that I couldn’t
have thought up in my wildest
dreams or weirdest nightmares.
But, despite the speeding car’s best
intentions, my husband will make
it to his half century on Wednesday.
This weekend, we celebrated with
friends and family, enticed down
to our local pub in Kent with the
promise of a buffet lunch and a slice
of facehugger.
He had a blast. Our friend Sophie
turned up with a life-size R2-D2
helium balloon for him, while Mike
brought him a rather unusual
gift. Inside the enormous box he’d
carted down from London was a
taxidermied tableau that consisted
of two stuffed weasels examining a
dead bird. Even stranger was the
completely flat weasel – seriously,
it’s like a furry bookmark – laid
alongside. Nick couldn’t have been
more delighted – “It’s flat! Just like I
was!” – and I was pleased to be able
to wheel out a favourite gag. (How
do you tell the difference between
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Stefano
Hatfield
Parental
concern is a
good thing
D
id you ever have a lesson
on the internet? How not
to end up with spam,
being phished,
ripped off, subjected to
graphic pornography
when trying to stream,
or follow a hashtag on
social media?
Of course not. We’ve
all muddled through
– sometimes turning
to our own children and
grandchildren for assistance
because they were born “digital
natives”. Some parents would rather
their children were not exposed to
digital media, but feel inadequate
when it comes to guiding them
through it. But find a way we must.
These worries have found
expression via two new surveys:
the first, by The Beano into six- to
12-year-olds, found that 73 per cent
of parents believe the internet is
a weasel and a stoat? Weasels are
weasily distinguishable, stoats are
stotally different.)
Having survived packing
and unpacking Nick’s room last
weekend, I dreaded extra possessions being added to his hoard, so
asked if people would think about
chipping in towards a holiday to the
seaside this summer instead of a
present (as well as saying that their
presence was just as much of a gift).
That or do what my mum and her
friend did – give him something consumable. Home-made chilli jam from
Lorraine and Dave; the promise to
make Nick coronation chicken (his
absolute favourite) up to eight times
over the next six months from Mum.
What was really brilliant, better
than the balloons, dead mammals
and fantastic cake, though, was
seeing the people we love – new
friends and old, people who have
not only stuck around after Nick’s
accident but made the past four
years way less awful for both of
us – in the pub that has made us
welcome from day one. Seeing Nick,
eyes shining and smile beaming,
surrounded by them made me so
proud I could have burst. Thankfully
I didn’t, and neither did R2-D2, who
I towed behind me on the way home
after too many Jägerbombs.
Happy birthday Nick, your 50th is
a milestone in more ways than one.
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“unsafe for children to explore
unsupervised”. The remarkably
similar second was from the NSPCC,
which has a lot of excellent advice on
what can seem a daunting subject.
In 2016, the internet overtook TV
as children’s primary pastime for the
first time. Kids aged five to 15 spend
an average of 15 hours a week online.
Scary? Let’s remember that when
my generation was growing up in
the 1970s and 1980s, parents were
equally worried by levels of television
consumption and its content.
The answer, now as then, is not
just to hope the issue will resolve
itself, but instead have continuous
conversations with our children.
Make the effort to learn what they
like and explore apps and websites
together. Ask them bluntly what
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HEALTH
Selfie filters are taking over from
facelifts, plastic surgeons say
Cancer tests
screened
again after
investigation
By Rhiannon Williams
Women are increasingly turning to
face-perfecting selfie filters as an
easier – and cheaper – way to enhance their features, rather than undergo invasive and expensive plastic
surgery, according to surgeons.
Demand for facelifts fell 44 per
cent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the British
Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps).
The number of brow lifts also fell
by 31 per cent as women turned their
backs on face-altering treatments,
opting to pay for procedures on their
bodies, including breast augmentation, which rose by 7 per cent.
Baaps attributes the shift to the
huge increase in availability of filters
and editing software to make selfies
appear more flattering.
“The advent of myriad filters in
social media platforms allows for
the ubiquitous enhancing and facial
feminising of selfies,” said consultant
plastic surgeon and former Baaps
president Rajiv Grover.
“However there are fewer options
to reach online ‘fitspiration’ when it
comes to body goals.
“It is possible that fashion may also
play a part; for example, the growing
trend for activewear such as yoga
pants and Lycra leggings being worn
in everyday life, perhaps demanding
a more toned shape.”
In a reversal of the trend, facial
procedures rose among men, after
The Cadogan cosmetic
clinic has criticised the use
of emojis to promote procedures
on social media. Some clinics
shared sad emojis on pictures of
pre-op patients and happy emojis
on post-surgery images.
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Under the knife Who’s getting what done
Women were the recipients of 91 per
cent of cosmetic surgery procedures
in the UK during 2017, totalling 25,898
operations, according to Baaps.
Breast augmentation was the most
common surgery for women (8,251
surgeries), a 7 per cent rise on 2016,
followed by breast reductions.
A total of 2,417 procedures were
carried out on men last year, a rise
of 0.3 per cent from 2016. Brow lifts
topped the list, which increased by
27 per cent from 2016, followed by
blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, and
face and neck lifts (16 per cent rise,
with 145 surgeries).
eyelid and brow lift surgeries rose 25
per cent and 27 per cent respectively.
The number of male facelifts also
rose by 16 per cent.
The new focus on male facial improvements could be a result of softening social attitudes towards “dad
bods”, which Mr Grover suggests
has “lessened the pressure to sport a
sculpted figure and instead, accept a
bit of roundness or softness”.
“Society, unfortunately, has a
history of being more forgiving
towards men’s physiques than
women’s,” he added.
Overall, the number of people in
Britain undergoing plastic surgery
fell by 7.9 per cent in 2017 compared
with the previous year, with liposuction procedures in particular taking
a 28 per cent hit.
The figures suggest that the online
personas that people project may
be directly influencing offline behaviours, according to Baaps president and consultant plastic surgeon
Simon Withey.
“Patients are realising that cosmetic surgery is not a ‘quick fix’ but a
serious commitment,” he said.
By Jemma Crew
Thousands of cancer screening
test samples are being reviewed
after a problem was discovered in
a laboratory.
Basildon and Thurrock NHS
Foundation Trust said 2,500 samples from cervical cancer tests
were being re-screened after a
problem was identified
in the lab run by Pathology First.
An investigation was begun
after a routine
visit from Public Health England in June last
year.
The lab has arranged for the samples, which were reported
as negative, to be re-screened
independently. Since then, 900
samples have been reviewed, and
17 women have been invited for
further assessment. Nine women
need to be re-screened, while
eight have been referred for further investigation.
The trust said: “We understand
this is a potentially worrying time
for the women involved and would
like to reassure all women covered
by the locally provided cervical
screening programme this was an
isolated incident.”
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SCIENCE
‘Severe pain’ forces Gaga to cancel tour dates
Planets detected in galaxy
3.8 billion light years away
By Lucy Mapstone
Lady Gaga has cancelled the final
10 dates of the European leg of her
Joanne World Tour because of “severe pain”.
The US singer, who had previously postponed European dates in
September last year due to ongoing
health problems, said in an apology to
fans that she was “devastated”.
She was due to play at London’s
O2 Arena last night, followed by the
Manchester Arena tomorrow before
returning to London next Thursday.
Lady Gaga, 31, wrote on Twitter:
“I’m so devastated; I don’t know how
to describe it. All I know is that if I
Lady Gaga also postponed concerts
last year because of illness REUTERS
don’t do this, I am not standing by the
words or meaning of my music.
“My medical team is supporting the
decision for me to recover at home.
We’re cancelling the last 10 shows
of my Joanne World Tour. I love this
show more than anything, and I love
you, but this is beyond my control.
“London, Manchester, Zurich,
Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris,
Berlin. And Rio. I promise I will be
back in your city, but for now I need
to put myself and my wellbeing first.”
Lady Gaga has previously said she
suffers from the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
Ticket holders have been told they
can obtain a refund tomorrow.
By John Gabbatiss
Astrophysicists have discovered
planets outside our galaxy for the
first time.
Previously, planets have only
been detected within the Milky
Way – the galaxy in which Earth is
located. However, by measuring an
astronomical phenomenon called
microlensing, scientists have been
able to identify a group of distant
worlds using data from Nasa’s
Chandra X-ray Observatory.
The planets ranged from the size
of the Moon to the size of Jupiter,
and their galaxy is 3.8 billion light
years away from our own.
“We are very excited about this
discovery,” said Professor Xinyu
Dai from the University of Oklahoma. The findings were published
by Professor Dai and his colleague
Dr Eduardo Guerras in The Astrophysical Journal.
Microlensing is an astronomical
effect in which a light ray emanating from a distant star or quasar is
bent by the gravity of an intermediary object – such as another star or
black hole – when seen from Earth.
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Death toll in Afrin incursion rises to 13
By Bassem Mroue and
Zeynep Bilginsoy
Turkey said eight of its troops
were killed on Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a
Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin.
The Turkish military said five
soldiers were killed when a tank
came under attack near Afrin.
Earlier in the day, three Turkish soldiers were reported
killed in the Afrin offensive – one in the area
of the tank attack,
another in northern
Syria and the third on
the Turkish side of the
border in what Ankara
said was an attack by
Syrian Kurdish militiamen.
The total death toll for Turkish
troops since the operation, codenamed Olive Branch, began
on 20 January, is 13.
Turkey launched the
incursion into Afrin to
rout the US-backed
Syrian Kurdish militia,
known as the People’s
Protection Units or
YPG, which it considers
to be a terrorist organisation
linked to separatists in Turkey. AP
A rebel fighter photographs a Russian plane shot down by a portable missile.
The pilot ejected but was killed during gunfire on the ground AFP/GETTY
Pilot killed by
rebels was major
from Crimea
By Oz Katerji
A Russian Sukhoi-25 warplane was
shot down by Syrian rebels in an attack that was confirmed by rebels
and Russian officials.
Russia’s defence ministry said the
SU-25 was shot down using a manportable air-defence system (Manpad) while conducting a sortie over
rebel-controlled Idlib province. The
plane was downed over the town of
Khan al-Subl near the city of Saraqeb,
close to a highway where pro-regime
forces have been trying to advance,
according to rebel sources.
The pilot was killed in a firefight
with rebels on the ground after ejecting from the crashing plane, according to Russian officials.
Speaking to Novaya Gazeta, a Russian defence source confirmed the
pilot was Major Roman Filippov, a
former Ukrainian pilot from Simferopol in the Russian-annexed Crimea.
Images released by rebel groups appeared to confirm the pilot’s death.
Responsibility for the anti-aircraft
missile attack was claimed by social
mediaaccountslinkedtoHayatTahrir
al-Sham (HTS), an Islamist rebel
coalition that includes the former
al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah alSham. Russian state media reported
that the Kremlin was working with
Turkey to repatriate the pilot’s body.
Idlib, part of a planned “de-escalation zone” negotiated between the
Turkish and Russian governments,
has been pummelled by Russian
air strikes in the last few weeks as
pro-regime forces advance on rebelcontrolled Idlib.
Dozens of civilians have been killed
in the air strikes, according to monitoring groups, and the UN claims
more than 300,000 civilians have
been displaced since the Russian-led
Idlib offensive began.
At l e a s t 2 4 c i v i l i a n s h ave
been killed in air strikes in Idlib
since Saturday, according to the
monitoring group Violations
Documentation Centre.
Syrians opposed to
President Assad see Russia
as an invading force they blame
for the deaths of thousands of
civilians since Moscow joined
the war on the side of the Assad
regime in 2015.
TURKEY
Guards ‘firing at Syrian refugees’
By Dominic Evans and Daren Butler
Turkish guards at the border with
Syria are indiscriminately shooting
at and summarily returning asylumseekers attempting to cross into Turkey, according to the Human Rights
Watch campaign group.
The New York-based group said
Syrians were fleeing heightened violence in the north-western province
of Idlib to seek refuge near Turkey’s
border, which remains closed to all
but critical medical cases.
“Syrians fleeing to the Turkish
border seeking safety and asylum
are being forced back with bullets
and abuse,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human
Rights Watch.
A Turkish spokesman said it was
highly unlikely that Turkish soldiers
would shoot at Syrian refugees but
the government would look into the
report. Turkey has taken in 3.5 million Syrian refugees since 2011.
The rights group cited UN figures
saying 247,000 Syrians were displaced to the border area between 15
December and 15 January. REUTERS
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China lashes out at US attitude to nuclear policy
By Lucy Pasha-Robinson
China has criticised suggestions by
the US government that it could be
a potential nuclear adversary, accusing the Trump administration of
peddling a “Cold War mentality”.
The US defence department said
its nuclear programme had been
tailored to “prevent Beijing from
mistakenly concluding” that it could
gain advantage by using its nuclear
weapons in Asia.
But a spokesman from China’s
defence ministry said its arsenal is
the “minimum level” required for security and called on Washington to
reduce the size of its own weapons
programme. It also pledged never to
be the first to discharge any nuclear
device “under any circumstances.”
“The Chinese side expresses
firm opposition” to the report,
said Chinese ministry spokesman
Ren Guoqiang. “We hope the US
will abandon a Cold War mentality
and earnestly shoulder its special
and prior responsibility for its own
nuclear disarmament.”
The comments followed the publication of a US policy statement
known as the Nuclear Posture Review, which highlighted Russia as
the US’s most dangerous nuclear
opponent, along with North Korea
and China.
C hin a’s rulin g Commun is t
Party’s military wing, the People’s Liberation Army, has the
world’s fifth-largest nuclear arsenal, with 300
warheads, according to the Stockholm
International Peace
Research Institute.
The US and Russia
each have about 7,000
warheads, or about 20
times as many as Beijing.
B e i j i n g h a s rat t l e d
Japan, South Korea and
South-East Asian governments with
increasingly assertive gestures and
hostile comments.
In December, China sent bombers and fighter planes to fly around
Taiwan, the self-ruled island the
communist mainland claims
as its territory. The warplanes also flew close
to South Korean and
Japanese air space,
prompting Japan to
dispatch fighter jets.
Donald Trump responded to the report’s
findings saying it confirmed the US commitment
to “nuclear non-proliferation”.
Following China’s condemnation,
Iran accused the United States yesterday of threatening Russia with
new atomic weapons after Washington published a document outlining
plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others.
“The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russia with
a new atomic weapon” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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widely condemned by
arms control organisations,
Mr Trump said US strategy was
designed to make use of nuclear
weapons less likely.
UNITED STATES
MEXICO
Two killed and
dozens hurt in
South Carolina
train crash
200 migrants
discovered in
two containers
By Chris Sherman
IN MEXICO CITY
By Samuel Osborne
At least two people were and more
than 110 injured when a passenger
train hit a stationary freight train in
the US state of South Carolina.
An Amtrak train carrying 139
passengers and eight crew was
travelling from New York to Miami
when it hit the CSX freight train
and derailed near the state capital,
Columbia, early yesterday
“Amtrak Train 91 came in contact
with a CSX freight train at around
2.35am in Cayce, South Carolina,”
Amtrak said. “The lead engine
was derailed, as well as some
passenger cars.”
The two people killed were
Amtrak employees, the governor of
South Carolina, Henry McMaster,
said. He said 116 people were taken
to hospitals. One patient was in a
critical condition last night and two
were in seriously hurt.
Mr McMaster said it appeared
that the Amtrak train was on the
wrong track when it hit the parked
CSX freight train, which had no one
aboard. He said that the incident
– the latest in a series of fatal rail
crashes – should trigger a national
debate about safety
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Two-hundred Central American migrants being transported in dangerous conditions in container trucks
were rescued in two Gulf coast states,
Mexican authorities have reported.
The National Immigration Institute said two trucks were stopped
at a checkpoint before dawn in the
northern state of Tamaulipas, which
borders Texas.
Scanners detected people inside,
and 198 migrants from Guatemala,
Honduras and El Salvador were
found without proper ventilation,
food or water, and with practically no
space to move.
Photos released by the institute
showed dozens of people inside a
shipping container huddled in jackets
and blankets.
“They were travelling in deplorable
conditions,” the statement said.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
The migrants told authorities they
began their journey in Tabasco state
near the border with Guatemala.
They said the highway where the
vehicles were discovered, between
Ciudad Victoria and Linares, had
been identified by human smugglers
as a way to avoid controls on the road
from Veracruz to the border. AP
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wounded six Africans in central
Italy was “lucid and determined,
aware of what he had done” and
exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law enforcement
official said yesterday.
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spree were said to be from Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Mali.
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The death in paradise of democracy:
Maldives suffer under autocratic rule
Rights abuses
are becoming
more common
on the tourist
islands. By Luke
Rix-Standing
Man held
over Lana
Del Rey
‘kidnap plot’
By Benjamin Butterworth
T
he Maldives: for
Westerners the name
conjures images of white
sand and turquoise
seas. Moving just a few
hundred yards inland from the
sybaritic beach resorts, however,
reveals the harsh reality of life for
ordinary Maldivians who labour in
the service of five-star hotels. Amid
rising political unrest and appalling
human rights abuses, many
observers refer to the famed Indian
Ocean archipelago as the paradise
that never was.
Torture, police beatings with
truncheons, denial of drinking
water, and incarceration in dog
cages mark just a few of the
abuses highlighted in an Amnesty
International report since former
president Mohamed Nasheed was
ousted in a coup-cum-election in
2013. He was succeeded by Yameen
Abdul Gayoom, half-brother of the
Maldives’ former dictator.
The country’s foray into
democracy is not yet a decade old,
and it has been looking increasingly
unlikely that it ever will be. After
his disputed election victory,
President Gayoom began by rolling
back political freedoms with a
series of reforms straight out of the
dictatorial handbook. The death
penalty was reintroduced, tough
new defamation laws curbed free
speech both in print and online, and
political opponents – including Mr
Nasheed – found themselves in exile
or in jail.
Now the supreme court has
ordered that Mr Nasheed and other
political prisoners be released – a
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move that Amnesty says “must be a
turning point”.
The ruling has sparked violent
clashes in the streets of Male, the
archipelago’s capital, between
opposition protesters and police.
“The conviction of Mohamed
Nasheed was always a politically
motivated verdict,” an Amnesty
International spokesperson said.
“For the rule of law to retain any
meaning, this ruling must be
implemented and the witch-hunt
against the political opposition and
other critics must come to an end.”
Mr Nasheed says he will run
again for office, delivering the
news just hours after the surprise
decision by the supreme court.
Under the coconut palms of
a neighbouring atoll, a wealthy
foreigner might never notice
the events unfolding just across
the azure sea. But eight in 10
Maldivians are financially reliant on
the tourism industry, and low pay
Legal warning
Presidential protection
As the crisis left the Maldives’
government in chaos, the attorney
general warned the country’s
Supreme Court yesterday that
a move to unseat the President
through the courts would be
unconstitutional.
Mohamed Anil said he had
heard “rumours” that the Supreme
Court was preparing to order the
impeachment of President Yameen
Abdul Gayoom.
He said the President could
be ousted only through a vote in
parliament, and that police and
security forces would not obey
an impeachment order from an
“illegitimate set of people”.
Under Maldivian law,
a parliamentary vote for
impeachment removes a president
from office. AP
and poor working conditions dog
many of the archipelago’s luxurious
pleasure spots.
Conscientious visitors can
now use a website called Ethical
Maldives to check whether a resort
is implicated in rights abuses. The
site uses a traffic light system to
rank prospective retreats on their
ethical conduct: the red circle
marked “avoid altogether” is
stamped next to 13 of the Maldives’
100-odd resorts.
As in so many parts of the world,
the troubles have also created a
hotbed for religious extremism.
Conservative interpretations
of Islam are on the rise – in 2012
a religiously moderate MP was
stabbed to death outside his home
in Male – and a disconcerting
number of islanders have tried to
travel to Syria. Estimates range
from 50 to 200: either way a hefty
headcount for a country with a
smaller population than Bristol.
A man has been arrested in Florida
over an alleged plot to kidnap singer
Lana Del Rey (inset).
The suspect was carrying a knife
when he was arrested near the
Amway Centre in Orlando, where the
singer was due to perform.
Michael Hunt, 43, had posted a
series of “cryptic and threatening”
posts on social media before the
show, leading authorities to believe
he posed a “credible threat”. Police
received a tip-off before the performance, without which they said “authorities might have been unaware”
of the threat.
The Orlando Police Department
(OPD) said Hunt did not make any
contact with Elizabeth Woolridge
Grant, the real name of the
32-year-old performer.
In a statement it
said: “The threats
were reportedly
made by Michael
Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida. OPD
detectives considered the information a credible threat,
and took investigative
measures to locate Hunt.
“OPD officers came into contact
with Hunt at Hughey Avenue and
Central Boulevard on Friday evening,
one block from the Amway Centre.
When he was taken into custody,
Hunt was in possession of tickets to
the Lana Del Rey performance and a
knife. At no time was he able to make
contact with Ms Grant.”
Hunt faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible
threat, and attempted kidnapping
with a weapon.
A police spokesman said: “Orlando
Police Department... worked swiftly
to ensure the safety of everyone
involved and of everyone who
attended the show. We rely on the
community to call in anything
suspicious. If it weren’t for that tip,
authorities might have been unaware
of the threat posed.”
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Flat-Earther wants home-made rocket to show him truth
By Clark Mindock
IN NEW YORK
An American who believes the Earth
is flat is planning on launching himself into the atmosphere.
Flat-Earther Mike Hughes, who
has previously attempted to launch
across the Mojave Desert in California, has his sights set on the sky
after people on private land said he
could launch his homemade steampowered rocket from their plot.
A previous attempt to launch himself across the desert was stopped by
Mike Hughes plans to go a third of a
mile into the sky with his rocket
the US federal government, which
would not grant permission to conduct his mission on public property.
Even so, his promotion of the
rocket launch – which is just phase
one in his quest to get enough cash to
be able to afford the balloon and suit
necessary to get him to near-space –
brought him a lot of attention.
His revised first stage in that plan
is a little different than a launch
across the desert. This time, he is
planning to shoot himself straight up
for a third of a mile. He is hoping to
win back the faith of a public that has
turned to mocking him for his lack of
faith in the generally accepted shape
of the planet.
“The flat-Earth stuff, it makes people crazy,” Mr Hughes recently told
The Washington Post. “No matter
what I do, people are going to minimise it.”
He had planned to broadcast his
latest attempt live on Noize TV on
Saturday, charging $5 (£3.50) per
viewer, but it was delayed by technical problems and a lack of permits.
No spectators will be allowed to
join the crew at the launch site, and
Mr Hughes has warned that any
drones on the private property –
which is on Route 66 in Amboy, California – will be shot down.
The town of Amboy is a ghost
town along that famed highway that
has no running water and little electricity, but has still managed to keep
four residents.
The entire town was bought in
2005 at a cost of $435,000, which
owner Albert Okura says is quite
a drop from a few years earlier when it was listed for $1.2m.
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Sanaa
In the rocky highlands outside
of Yemen’s rebel-held capital, it
quickly becomes clear how the
Arab world’s poorest country
remains mired in a stalemated
civil war.
Soldiers and militiamen
who are loyal to Yemen’s
internationally recognised
government describe having
a tantalising view on a
clear day of Sanaa’s
international airport from the
moonscape mountains.
The price is a steady
barrage of incoming fire on
the exposed hillside from Shia
rebels, known as Houthis, that
makes any further advance
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Tehran’s prosecutor-general says
a court has sentenced a suspect
to six years in prison for relaying
information on Iran’s nuclear
programme to a US intelligence
agent and a European country.
Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi told the
judiciary website Mizanonline that
the man met the agent nine times and
provided him with information about
“nuclear affairs and sanctions”.
Mr Dolatabadi added that he
provided the information to a
European country too.
He said the court also ordered the
confiscation of the money he received
for the information. AP
the northern province of Stung
Treng, according to Californiabased campaign group
International Rivers.
More than 60 families have
had to abandon their homes
as floodwater levels have
gradually risen around seven
metres since the dam began
operating in November.
The 400-megawatt dam, a
joint-venture between China’s
Hydrolancang International
Energy Company and
Cambodia’s Royal Group, is
around 75 metres high and five
miles long. THE INDEPENDENT
treacherous, even with the aid
of Saudi Arabia-led air strikes.
Here in the mountains,
militiamen and soldiers point
to crevices and man-made
caves used by rebel fighters
before they were driven back
two months ago. They say
they retook the area, called
“Sniper’s Mountain” after
heavy losses from gunfire and
land mines. Spent mortar
rounds and bullet casings litter
the ground. The corpse of a
Houthi fighter rotted nearby.
The three-year civil war,
pitting the Riyadh-led coalition
against the rebels, has killed
more than 10,000 people,
displaced two million and
helped spawn a devastating
cholera epidemic – and yet the
front lines have hardly moved.
For now, the war continues,
one whistling shell at a time. AP
Jon Gambrell
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Macedonia belongs to us,
say Greeks in mass protest
IN ATHENS
IRAN
i MONDAY
5 FEBRUARY 2018
GREECE
By Elena Becatoros
Israel to legalise Man jailed for
isolated outpost ‘nuclear spying’
Israel says it will legalise an
isolated West Bank outpost in
response to the murder of one
of its residents.
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu told his weekly
Cabinet meeting yesterday
that his government would
legalise Havat Gilad to “allow
the continuing of normal
life there”.
In January, Havat Gilad
resident Rabbi Raziel Shevah
was shot dead from a passing
vehicle as he drove near his
home in the unauthorised
settlement outpost. AP
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More than 100,000 protesters from
across Greece converged yesterday
on Athens’ main square to protest
about a potential Greek compromise
in a dispute with neighbouring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s official name.
Many Greeks object to the country
calling itself Macedonia, saying it implies a territorial claim on Greece’s
northern Macedonia region.
Hundreds of chartered buses
brought protesters in from around
the country to the Greek capital.
Chanting “Hands off Macedonia!”and
Demonstrators say the name implies
a territorial claim AFP/GETTY
“Macedonia belongs to Greece!” the
protesters converged on Syntagma
Square in front of parliament, many
waving flags bearing the Star of
Vergina, the emblem of the ancient
Greek kingdom of Macedonia.
Police officials estimated that
the attendance was 140,000. The
rally’s organisers, who claimed 1.5
million were in attendance, used a
crane to raise a massive Greek flag
over the square.
“We are trying to show the politicians... that they must not give up the
name ‘Macedonia’,” said 55-year-old
protester Manos Georgiou.
About 700 left-wing and anarchist
protesters set up a counterdemonstration nearby, bearing
banners calling for Balkan unity.
“Macedonia belongs to its bears,”
read one banner. AP
On the
pigs’
backs
Women of the Miao
ethnic group in China
take part in a pigletcatching competition
in Leishan county,
Qiandongnan, Guizhou
province, one of the
most isolated regions
of the country. Women
are often in charge
of the household,
children and livestock,
particularly the
pigs, which generate
income. REUTERS
BENIN
Indian ship missing in waters known for piracy
A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and
13,500 tons of petrol is missing in the
Gulf of Guinea off west Africa after
contact was lost with Benin.
The Gulf of Guinea has become
an increasing target for pirates who
steal cargo and demand ransoms,
although piracy incidents have fallen
worldwide, experts say.
The Marine Express tanker,
managed by Hong Kong-based AngloEastern, was last seen in Benin’s
waters at 3.30am GMT on Friday,
after which contact was lost, an
Anglo Eastern spokesman said. The
cause of the loss of communication
was unknown and a search was
underway, conducted with help from
Nigerian and Beninese authorities,
Anglo-Eastern said.
A spokesman for India’s Foreign
Ministry said it was constantly
monitoring the situation. REUTERS
KASHMIR
TURKEY
CYPRUS
Soldiers killed in
border clashes
Erdogan to hold Malas concedes
talks with Pope presidential race
Indian and Pakistani officials
were trading accusations
yesterday after four Indian
soldiers and one Pakistani civilian
were killed during an exchange
of gunfire along the militarised
de facto border that divides the
disputed region of Kashmir.
An Indian official said Pakistan
fired artillery on to Indian
positions, while a Pakistani
official said Indian forces fired on
to the Pakistani side. AP
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
is due to meet Pope Francis at the
Vatican today, where the status
of Jerusalem is expected to top
their agenda.
Before leaving Turkey yesterday
Mr Erdogan said that the United
States was “alone” in the Trump
administration’s decision to recognise
Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Sy r i a , t h e m i g ra n t c r i s i s ,
Islamophobia and racism are also on
the discussion list. AP
By Edward McAllister
and Rajendra Jadhav
IN DAKAR
President Nicos Anastasiades
held an unassailable lead in
a run-off election yesterday,
securing 55.9 per cent of the vote
with 95 per cent of votes counted.
His challenger, Stavros Malas,
phoned to congratulate him on the
victory, state television said.
The 71-year-old Mr
Anastasiades has taken credit for
steering the Cypriot economy to
recovery after it was plunged into
crisis in 2013. REUTERS
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Votes for
women
(but only the
right sort)
Parliament extended the franchise
– with strings attached – 100 years
ago tomorrow. By Katie Grant
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L
ast spring, Brenda from
Bristol captured the
mood of the nation when,
upon learning from
a BBC reporter that
Theresa May had called a general
election, she cried: “You’re joking!
Not another one?”
Had Brenda had been born
a century earlier, this tiresome
election business would have been
none of her concern, but then she
wouldn’t have experienced the
modern phenomenon of going
viral either.
Tomorrow marks 100 years
since women were granted the
right to vote – well, some women.
On the evening of 6 February
1918, Parliament passed the
Representation of the People Act,
transforming the electorate and
affording 8.5 million women the
right to vote. But while this was
recognised as a landmark win
for women, the major suffragist
groups of the time viewed it as
only a partial victory.
The Act gave all men over the
age of 21 the right to vote, while
the voting age for men on active
service in the Armed Forces was
lowered to 19 – the logic being that
if they were old enough to be sent
to war they were old enough to
cast a ballot.
Votes for women came with
strings attached: they had to
be over the age of 30 and own
a property, or be married to a
man who did. Women who were
studying at university or who had
done so in the past were entitled
to vote in the constituency of the
institution they attended.
Thus, the 8.5 million new,
female members of the electorate
represented only about 40 per
cent of the total adult population
of women in the UK. This was no
accident. There are a number of
reasons why Parliament restricted
female suffrage at that point,
explains Beverley Cook, curator of
social and working history at the
Museum of London, which houses
the world’s largest collection of
material relating to the militant
Suffragette campaign.
“If they’d allowed all women
over the age of 21 to become
voters, women would have become
a larger [proportion] of the
electorate than men,” Cook notes.
A major concern among the
Another
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Ben
Chu
Hedge fund
managers
aren’t all bad
T
he world of high finance
sounds rather like a zoo.
It’s not only the bulls
and bears of the stock
market, or the hawks
and doves that flock around the
men of the Establishment – and the
population in general – was that
if the electorate was flooded with
women, they might use their votes
to cast out the politicians in power.
Women weren’t the only
unknown quantity threatening to
upset the status quo, of course;
a significant number of working
class men would also be permitted
to have their say from then on.
The Liberal and Conservative
coalition government was anxious
about the effect this might have on
the ruling parties of the time.
This “political engineering”, as
Cook describes it, was intended to
ensure that the women bestowed
with this newfound power would
vote relatively conservatively.
It was another 10 years before
full suffrage was achieved. The
Equal Franchise Act of 1928
extended the right to vote to all
women over the age of 21, pushing
the number of eligible female
voters in the UK to 15 million.
Newspaper cuttings from
1918 show that the three main
suffragist organisations – the
Women’s Social and Political
Union (WSPU), led by Emmeline
Pankhurst, the Women’s Freedom
League (WFL) and the United
Suffragists – all used the word
“victory” to describe the passing
central banks. Investment banks
are “vampire squids”. Hedge
funds are “locusts”, speculating
against decent companies and
entire countries until they collapse
into bankruptcy.
It’s not a particularly attractive
menagerie. And there is, sadly, a
lot of truth in such stereotypes.
Finance really is often parasitic on
the real economy and predatory in
its behaviour.
But critics and reformers
should also recognise when some
financiers do not conform to this
negative characterisation; and to
acknowledge when the industry
performs a broad public service.
The first people who recognised
that something was financially
awry at the giant outsourcing firm
Carillion were not regulators. It
was hedge funds. Their research
on the company revealed
that Carillion was paying its
suppliers very late – a classic
sign of possible financial distress.
They also noticed that Carillion
was piling up large amounts of
off-balance-sheet debt.
Hedge funds started taking
substantial short positions in
Carillion (betting on the share
price falling) as early as 2013. If
only ministers, who continued
bunging large public contracts to
the firm right up until its demise,
had been similarly on the ball.
The hedge funds didn’t kill
Carillion – its incompetent
management did that. The hedge
funds were effectively sounding
a warning, albeit one that wasn’t
heeded by enough people.
Two years ago another
outsourcer, Capita, was riding high
in the stock market, its share price
at £11, and was widely approved of
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Cause to celebrate Events
Emmeline Pankhurst
is arrested outside
Buckingham Palace in
1914, while trying to
deliver a petition to the
king JIMMY SIME/GETTY
Discussions, parades, workshops,
exhibitions, screenings and more
are being held in cities across the UK.
Manchester Banner display at
the People’s History Museum,
running until 6 January 2019.
Twenty-five banners telling the
story of how people have fought for
representation are on display as
part of the museum’s collection of
more than 400 political and trade
union banners. Free entry, with a
suggested donation of £5.
Bristol Lantern Parade, tomorrow,
6 February. The route is down Park
Street to City Hall, commemorating
the signing of the Representation of
the People Act. Free.
Sheffield SheFest festival,
5 March to 11 March. The city-wide
festival will celebrate International
Women’s Day. Information on
events is available from shefest.
wordpress.com.
Oxford: From Sappho to Suffrage:
Women who Dared, 6 March 2018
to February 2019 at the Bodleian
Library. This exhibition celebrates
female scientists and authors, politicians and physicians, pirates and
photographers and other pioneering
women throughout time. Free.
Glasgow Our Red Aunt, exhibition,
Glasgow Women’s Library, until
17 March. Free. Artist Fiona Jack’s
collection of works which centre
around the work and life of her
grand-aunt, the suffragette Helen
Crawfurd, who campaigned on
Glasgow Green.
For details of more events around
the UK, see inews.co.uk
of the Representation of the People
Act, although all three qualified
it as a “partial” one. The WFL, in
its newspaper The Vote, refers to
the “ridiculous barrier of 30” that
“must soon give way”.
To assume that the suffragists’
ultimate objective was to achieve
votes for women is a mistake.
“Getting the vote wasn’t the end
of the story for most [suffragists]
– it was just the beginning,” Cook
says. “[There was] the sense that,
‘We’ve got the vote, now the hard
work begins in terms of voting in a
particular way to ensure women’s
lives will improve [and] being a
force for change.”
One hundred years on, their
mission to achieve equality through
representation in Parliament is
still not complete. The number of
female MPs reached a record 208
at the 2017 election so dreaded by
Brenda. But they remain vastly
outnumbered by the 442 male MPs.
Only last week Labour’s Emily
Thornberry pointed out that she
was “the only Emily elected since
1918” while David Lidington, the
Prime Minister’s de facto deputy,
was “one of 155 Davids”.
Many suffragists would not
have dared dream that Britain
would have had two female prime
ministers by the centenary of the
Representation of the People Act.
But some suffragists might have
regarded the premierships of
Margaret Thatcher and Theresa
May with dismay. For while
suffragists wanted to see women in
Parliament, if those politicians did
not support women’s causes, their
gender would probably have been
viewed as irrelevant.
“It was hoped that once women
were in Parliament they would
support women’s rights and change
women’s lives in a positive manner,”
Cook says. “That’s what they felt
getting the vote was all about… If
that wasn’t going to happen [it]
would be a big disappointment.
across the City. But one analyst at
the stockbroker Panmure Gordon,
Michael Donnelly, broke with the
consensus and cautioned clients
about the sustainability of the
business based on his own reading
of the company’s data.
Last week Capita’s share
price fell below £2 and the
new chief executive admitted
that the company had, in fact,
been appallingly run for years.
Donnelly’s warning was vindicated.
Purplebricks is one of the new
breed of online estate agents.
Managers have claimed they
successfully sell around 90 per
cent of the properties they handle
within 10 months. But Anthony
Codling, an analyst for the
investment bank Jefferies, said
in a note last week that his own
research suggested Purplebricks is
actually only selling around half of
Hedge funds
didn’t kill
Carillion – its
management did
who wrote an official review of
equity markets for the Coalition
government in 2012, recommended
that asset managers should
have deep knowledge and
regular engagement with the
managements of the companies
in which they invest. This will
involve digging out inconvenient
facts. “Obtaining better
information about companies
is essential to the efficiency of
markets and society,” he said.
The many critics of finance
are quite right. The sector
unquestionably needs wholesale
reform. But as well as getting justly
angry at finance’s many abuses,
we need to have a vision of what
we want the sector to be and the
socially useful job we ultimately
want financiers to perform. The
past month has given us some
signposts. THE INDEPENDENT
the properties on its books in that
time, which is in line with the rest
of the estate agent industry. The
share price of the company, which
is in the midst of an international
expansion, sank in response.
Purplebricks has rejected
Jefferies’ data, although it hasn’t
released its own to rebut it. But the
point here is not the truth of any
particular view on a company’s
finances or growth prospects,
but one pertaining to the kind of
behaviour we want from asset
managers and financial analysts.
The economist John Kay,
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HEALTH
‘I had a stroke at
24 – but it made
me who I am now’
In recovery, I realised I had to take control
of my life. By Lucy Harley-McKeown
A
s a 24-year-old, a tingly
hand didn’t seem like
something that I should
dwell on. A week later,
having collapsed on
Hampstead Heath in London, I
realised I was wrong.
It was a blur. I was running on
the Heath when my left hand went
numb. My phone, which was in my
hand, dropped to the ground, while
my leg buckled under me. A runner
behind me told me to lie still and
rang for an ambulance – the friend
I’d been running with came with me
to the hospital and called my family. I
couldn’t talk.
Within minutes of reaching
University College Hospital I was
funnelled through blood tests and
CT scans (and later MRIs and
angiograms). I’ll never forget the
look of horror on my sister’s face
when a doctor awkwardly handed
me a pen to sign consent forms and I
promptly dropped it, unable to grip.
Malformed blood vessels in my
brain had seized up and burst,
injuring the part that relays sensory
information, rendering my left-hand
side numb and obliterating my fine
motor skills.
I’d had a “brain bleed” – a less
scientific but no less scary term for
a cerebral haemorrhage, or stroke.
The only thought that crossed my
mind was to cancel plans to go
swimming later.
Lying in hospital, I was still
trying to process the reality of the
situation. A stroke is an illness I had
associated with old age, but being
on a ward made me appreciate that
something like this could happen
to anyone.
Even the simplest tasks like
eating, tying up my hair, walking,
writing or washing independently
were a struggle. Attempts at
mobility resulted in me looking like
an extra from The Walking Dead.
An occupational therapist
explained how difficult it might be to
live a normal life, and as someone at
the start of my career, I was aware of
doors this could potentially close.
It took months of determination
to be able to handwrite anything
properly again and I was still
deemed lucky.
Other people’s reactions have
been the most humbling part of the
experience and initially were one of
the only things that really brought
home how ill I was.
The difficult thing when
something like this happens to your
brain is how hard it is to explain.
I looked well enough
to go home. Even so, I
felt I had jumped into
someone else’s body
Lucy Harley-McKeown collapsed
while running in Hampstead Heath
in London TERI PENGILLEY
After a week I looked well enough to
leave hospital. I could walk. Even so,
I felt like I had jumped into someone
else’s body.
When I tried to talk about it I
felt like an alien. I came up with
stock phrases to describe being ill.
Somehow it wasn’t a suitable pub
topic, was too emotional to bring
up over coffee and undoubtedly a
moodkiller on a date. There’s no easy
way to talk about almost dying.
Most of the feeling eventually
and painfully returned to my left
hand and foot almost four weeks on;
18 months on, my hand still hurts
when I’m tired, and I can’t sense
temperature.
The stroke forced me to make
changes. I learnt to prioritise my
own health and happiness and to
treat my body like it belongs to me.
It made me notice when something
was going wrong and prompted me
to try to fix other things in my life.
In the first few months I made
multiple scary life decisions.
I quit my job because it was
making me unhappy and did
temporary work while I thought
about what I really wanted to do. It
turns out that what I really want to
do is journalism.
I started making plans to move
house, learnt to say no to nights out,
and, as a result of fatigue, slept more
than anyone I know – even my cat. I
still need a lot of sleep.
I now swim more often; not only as
a way to strengthen my still slightly
weak side, but also as a method to
remain calm and remind myself my
body is more capable than I thought.
Twitter: @LHM1
Television Monday 5 February
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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9pm, BBC4
Hull’s deep-sea fishing industry was
the world’s biggest in the 1960s, 150
trawlers bringing in a quarter of
Britain’s total catch from the often
stormy waters around Iceland – but
at a price. Over the years, 6,000 men
lost their lives in this dangerously
unregulated industry until the
“Triple Trawler” tragedy in 1968 saw
58 fishermen drown and the wives of
the city’s stoic Hessle Road fishing
community declaring that enough
was enough. This richly evocative
documentary recalls their ultimately
successful campaign for safer
working conditions at sea, led by
formidable fish-factory cod-skinner
Lilian Bilocca, whose son Ernie is
amongst the contributors here.
8.30pm, BBC1
A pressing question: what should the
Government do with the jihadis
returning to the UK after fighting
for Isis in Syria? Are they dangerous
terrorists in waiting who should
be prosecuted for joining this
murderous organisation, or
misguided individuals who deserve
a second chance? To date, around
350 British Muslims have returned
to the UK after time with Isis (only
11 have been jailed). This report
features the first-ever interview
with a British Muslim who has lived
with the militants. “Fatima”, who
married a British jihadi and had a
child with him in Syria before
managing to escape, tells her
extraordinary story.
9pm, BBC1
The latest series of the CSI drama
goes out with a bang, in fact several,
as Nikki attends the scene of a mass
shooting – a swanky mansion owned
by a haulage company boss. Be
warned, however, as the action takes
place on Christmas Day. So if you
had hoped to not see another bauble
or festive jumper (Richard Lintern’s
character arrives at work wearing
one) for another 11 months, avoid
this final double-episode at all costs.
Hull’s Headscarf Heroes
My Return From IS – Panorama
Silent Witness
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Horizon – My Amazing
Brain: Richard’s War
9pm, BBC2
Slightly upstaged by last week’s
Channel 4 documentary, Can You
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NCIS: Revenge Of The
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6.30 Hollyoaks (S).
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Ash and Kat
discuss what
to do about the
baby (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 Big Dreams
Small Spaces
Last in the
series (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Rebecca wakes
from her coma
(S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by
Matt Baker and
Angela Scanlon
(S).
7.30 Inside Out (S).
7.00 Rugby On 5:
Anglo Welsh
Cup Highlights
Action from the
matchday four
pool fixtures (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Railways Of The
Great War With
Michael Portillo
(R) (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders
Billy is shocked
when Pam turns
up (S).
8.30 My Return
From IS –
Panorama (S).
8.00 Only Connect
(S).
8.30 University
Challenge The
second of the
quarter-final
matches (S).
8.00 The Martin
Lewis Money
Show A look at
PPI claims (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 How To Lose
Weight Well Six
more people
attempt popular
diets. Last in the
series (S).
8.00 Police
Interceptors
Officers raid a
cannabis farm
located in an
abandoned
restaurant (S).
8.00 Ultimate
Swarms George
McGavin goes
in search of
impressive
animal swarms
(R) (S).
9pm
9.00 Silent Witness
Part one of two.
The team is
called out on
Christmas Day
(S).
9.00 Horizon – My
Amazing Brain:
Richard’s War
(S).
9.00 Next Of Kin The
police operation
is compromised
when Omar
tries to
intervene (S).
9.00 The Bulger
Killers: Was
Justice Done?
Key individuals
in the trial
debate the
verdict (S).
9.00 The X-Files New
series. Mulder
finds Scully
unconscious
and she is
rushed to
hospital (S).
9.00 Hull’s Headscarf
Heroes The
story of the
women who led
a campaign for
greater safety at
sea in 1968 (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got Old
News For You
(R) (S).
10.00Two Doors
Down (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 Death Row 2018
With Trevor
McDonald (R).
10.00First Dates
Hotel Farmer
Griff hopes it
will be second
time lucky with
his new date
Emily (S).
10.00FILM: The
Silence Of
The Lambs
(Jonathan
Demme 1991)
Thriller, starring
Jodie Foster (S).
10.00Timeshift: The
Last Days Of
The Liners The
glamour and
romance of
travelling on an
ocean liner (R).
11.15 The Graham
Norton Show
With guests
Will.i.am, Imelda
Staunton and
Cuba Gooding
Jr (R) (S).
11.15 NFL This Week
A review of
Super Bowl LII
(S).
11.45 Killer Women
With Piers
Morgan Last in
the series (R) (S).
11.05 Derry Girls (R)
(S).
11.40 Hunted (R) (S).
12.10 BBC News (S).
12.05 Odyssey (R) (S). 12.45
Sign Zone: Countryfile
(R) (S). 1.45 Sign Zone: Big
Cats (R) (S). 2.45 This Is
BBC Two (S).
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.40 SAS: Who Dares Wins
(R) (S). 1.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S). 2.25
How To Lose Weight Well (R)
(S). 3.20 The Lie Detective (R)
(S). 4.00 Coast Vs Country (R)
(S). 4.55 Location, Location,
Location (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Countryfile Winter
Diaries (S). 10.00 Homes
Under The Hammer (R) (S).
11.00 Wanted Down Under
(S). 11.45 A1: Britain’s
Longest Road (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 Moving On (S). 3.00
Escape To The Country (S).
3.45 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown (R) (S). 4.30
Antiques Road Trip (R) (S).
5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
10pm
11pm
Late
12.25 Traffic Cops:
Under Attack (R) (S). 1.15
SuperCasino (S). 3.10 GPs:
Behind Closed Doors (R)
(S). 4.00 Get Your Tatts
Out: Kavos Ink (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Great Artists (R) (S).
Rebuild My Brain?, this Horizon film
tells the story of Richard Gray, a
former peacekeeper with the United
Nations in Bosnia, who suffered a
catastrophic stroke four years ago.
His wife, the documentary-maker
Fiona Lloyd-Davies, shot this record
of his slow and painstaking recovery
as Gray re-learns how to walk, talk
and gradually become again the man
that she fell in love with.
===
The Bulger Killers:
Was Justice Done?
9pm, Channel 4
The abduction and murder of
two-year-old James Bulger in
February 1993 by 10-year-olds
Robert Thompson and Jon
Venables is a crime that continues
to have an impact on British life.
Was justice served in
the James Bulger case?
9pm, Channel 4
Peter Taylor talks to
a British woman who
lived with terrorists
in ‘My Return from IS’
8.30pm, BBC1
6.00 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(R) (S). 6.25 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 6.55 Dress
To Impress (R) (S). 7.45
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.20
Coronation Street (R) (S).
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (R) (S). 10.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? (R) (S).
11.10 Dress To Impress
(R) (S). 12.10 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.45 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.15
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (S). 2.35 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 3.40
The Jeremy Kyle Show (R)
(S). 4.50 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (R) (S). 5.50 Take Me
Out (R) (S).
Richard Gray features
in tonight’s ‘Horizon’
9pm, BBC2
6.55 FILM: Rise Of
The Planet
Of The Apes
(Rupert Wyatt
2011) Sci-fi,
starring James
Franco (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Lyndsey
returns from
rehab (S).
8.30 Superstore (S).
9.00 FILM: Lincoln
(Steven
Spielberg 2012)
biopic, starring
an Oscarwinning Daniel
Day-Lewis (S).
9.00 Family Guy (R)
(S).
9.30 Family Guy
Peter decides to
become a knight
(R) (S).
10.00American
Dad! Francine
becomes bored
with her love
life (R) (S).
10.30 American Dad!
(R) (S).
11.00 Horizon:
Antarctica Ice
Station Rescue
Following the
move of a vital
polar research
station (R) (S).
11.55 FILM: Chain
Reaction
(Andrew Davis
1996) Action
thriller, starring
Keanu Reeves
(S).
11.00 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.30 The Cleveland
Show Cleveland
meets former
school friend
“Fatty Patty” (R).
12.00 Rule Britannia!
Music, Mischief And
Morals In The 18th
Century (R) (S). 1.00 Top Of
The Pops: 1981 (R) (S). 1.40
Top Of The Pops: 1981 (R)
(S). 2.15 Hull’s Headscarf
Heroes (R) (S). 3.15 Close
2.00 FILM: 21 & Over (Jon
Lucas, Scott Moore 2013)
Comedy, starring Justin
Chon (S). 3.55 Close
12.00 The Cleveland Show
(R) (S). 12.30 Timewasters
(R) (S). 12.55 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S). 1.30 Superstore
(R) (S). 1.55 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records (R)
(S). 2.20 Teleshopping 5.50
ITV2 Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
Unavailable for preview, this
documentary brings together key
individuals involved in the trial for
the first time in 25 years to debate
whether justice was truly served.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
The X-Files
9pm, Channel 5
Definitely the last-ever series of The
X-Files for Gillian Anderson begins
with an unconscious Scully rushed
to hospital, where a neurosurgeon
tells Mulder (David Duchovny) that
Scully’s brain is the site of an
impossible frenzy of neural activity.
A scan seems to prove that her brain
is literally pulsing Morse code at
them, flashing out the words “find
him”. Intriguing, and more
satisfactory to the writers’ solution
to the big cliffhanger from season 10.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
9pm, Film4
(Steven Spielberg, 2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis (left), adopting
the gait and intonation of an elderly
Henry Fonda, gives an Oscar-winning
performance as Abraham Lincoln
in this historical chamber piece
about the political manoeuvring
during January 1865 by which the
president was able to pass the 13th
Amendment to the US Constitution
into law, thereby abolishing slavery.
It is filmed with all due stately
reverence by Spielberg, and written,
by the playwright Tony Kushner, with
a keen ear for the delightful cadence
of 19th-century oratory. (Sample
dialogue: “You grousle and heckle
and dodge about like pettifogging
Tammany Hall hucksters”).
10pm, ITV4
(Paul Greengrass, 2010)
An exciting action film with the
trappings of a political thriller – like
Greengrass’ Bourne films – starring
Matt Damon as a US Army officer
searching for illegal weapons in Iraq
and investigating a CIA conspiracy.
Lincoln
Green Zone
===
Police Academy
6.15pm, Sky Cinema Greats
(Hugh Wilson, 1984)
Steve Guttenberg’s anti-authoritarian
prankster heads the class of motley
new recruits at a police academy
with lowered entrance requirements.
Six sequels offered diminishing
returns, but this one is an amiable
underdog comedy.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 6.55 Heartbeat (R)
(S). 7.55 The Royal (R)
(S). 9.00 Judge Judy (R)
(S). 9.25 Judge Judy (R)
(S). 9.55 Judge Judy (R)
(S). 10.20 The Darling
Buds Of May (R) (S). 11.35
Love Your Garden (R) (S).
12.35 The Royal (R) (S).
1.40 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
3.50 On The Buses (R) (S).
4.20 On The Buses (R) (S).
4.50 Rising Damp (R) (S).
5.25 George And Mildred
(R) (S). 5.55 Heartbeat
(R) (S).
7.00 Murder,
She Wrote
A property
developer is
murdered (R) (S).
8.00 Lewis The death
of an Oxford
don leads
to the shady
underworld
of unlicensed
boxing (R) (S).
10.00Foyle’s War
The detective
is drawn into
the world of
corrupt Nazi
businessmen (R)
(S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.00 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Coach Trip: Road To
Tenerife (R) (S). 7.30 All
Star Driving School (R) (S).
8.00 Baby Daddy (R) (S).
9.00 Melissa & Joey (R)
(S). 10.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 10.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(R) (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 12.00
The Goldbergs (R) (S). 12.30
The Goldbergs (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 Melissa & Joey
(R) (S). 3.00 Baby Daddy (R)
(S). 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine (R) (S). 4.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (R) (S).
8.55 Supershoppers (R)
(S). 9.30 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away (R) (S).
10.30 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
11.00 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
11.30 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
12.05 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
12.35 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
1.05 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away (R) (S). 2.05
A Place In The Sun: Home
Or Away (R) (S). 3.10 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 3.40
Come Dine With Me (R)
(S). 4.15 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 4.50 Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 5.20 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 5.55
The Secret Life Of The Zoo
(R) (S).
6.00 The Dog Whisperer
(R) (S). 7.00 Monkey Life
(R) (S). 7.30 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 8.00 Meerkat Manor
(R) (S). 8.30 Meerkat Manor
(R) (S). 9.00 Road Wars (R)
(S). 10.00 MacGyver (R) (S).
11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (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 Urban Secrets (R)
(S). 7.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (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 Making
Attenborough’s Galapagos
(R) (S). 3.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 4.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big
Bang Theory
Penny hosts
a Halloween
party (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
A chinchilla
arrives for
surgery on a
broken leg (R)
(S).
6.00 Futurama
Bender pawns
his body (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House A writer
loses the ability
to use words
correctly (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Peri
begins to feel
guilty about her
actions (S).
7.30 Coach Trip:
Road To
Tenerife (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Creating a home
from the ruins
of a castle in Co
Roscommon (R)
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Lisa stays with
a Broadway
legend for a
month (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A couple are
murdered in
a seedy hotel
room (R) (S).
8.00 David
Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The
Skies Creatures
that glide (R) (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Henry asks a
former foe for
help with an
investigation (R)
(S).
9.00 FILM: The
Mask Of
Zorro (Martin
Campbell 1998)
Adventure,
with Antonio
Banderas (S).
9.00 Active Shooter:
America
Under Fire An
examination of
the shooting at
the Washington
Navy Yard (S).
9.00 Celebs Go
Dating Sam
Thompson
hopes his
Harry Potter
impression will
impress (S).
9.00 Car SOS Fuzz
Townshend
and Tim Shaw
restore a
Mercedes-Benz
230SL Pagoda
(S).
10.00Naked
Attraction
Contestants
from Scotland
and Manchester
look for love (R)
(S).
10.00World’s Most
Expensive
Cars Ant
Anstead attends
auctions in
New York and
California (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.00 24 Hours In
A&E A girl is
rushed into
resus after
slumping over
her desk at
school (R) (S).
11.35 The Force:
Manchester
Documentary
following the
work of Greater
Manchester
Police (R) (S).
11.20 Requiem For
The Dead: An
American
Spring 2014
Documentary
exploring gun
violence (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares (R) (S). 1.10
Car SOS (R) (S). 2.10 Grand
Designs Revisited (R)
(S). 3.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Uncut (R) (S). 3.55 Close
12.35 Ross Kemp: Extreme
World (R) (S). 1.35 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.25 Duck
Quacks Don’t Echo (R).
3.55 PL Greatest Games
(R) (S). 4.10 Stop, Search,
Seize (R) (S). 5.05 The Dog
Whisperer (R) (S).
12.50 Dexter (R). 1.55
Dexter (R). 3.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation (R) (S).
4.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
12.00 First Dates (R) (S).
1.10 Celebs Go Dating (R)
(S). 2.10 Gogglebox (R) (S).
3.00 Tattoo Fixers (R) (S).
3.55 Rude Tube (R) (S). 4.20
Rude(ish) Tube (R) (S). 4.45
How I Met Your Mother
(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 Annie
Mac 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 Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Sian Anderson 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Sian Anderson
7.00 Toddla T 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
BBC Radio 2
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
i MONDAY
5 FEBRUARY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
10.10 Real Time With
Bill Maher The
comedian and
guests discuss
the week’s
events (R).
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
Johnnie Walker’s Long-Players
11.00 David Rodigan 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. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Takemitsu. 1.00
News 1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert. Live from Wigmore
Hall, Golda Schultz sings
Mozart, Schubert, Beach and
Carter. 2.00 Afternoon Concert.
Fiona Talkington begins a week
of performances from the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
5.00 In Tune. With opera
director Barrie Kosky. 7.00 In
Tune Mixtape. An imaginative,
eclectic mix of music. 7.30
Radio 3 In Concert. The
Philharmonia Orchestra plays
Debussy and Ravel at the Royal
Festival Hall. 10.00 Music
Matters. 10.45 The Essay: All
Miss Brodie’s Girls? 11.00
Jazz Now. 12.30am Through
The Night.
ONDEMAND
Star Trek Discovery
Netflix
A new episode every Monday
of the revived sci-fi franchise.
Arena: Stanley And
His Daughters
BBC iPlayer
Stanley Spencer and “the most
bizarre domestic soap opera in
the history of British art”.
Baron Noir
Amazon Prime
French political drama set
in modern-day Dunkirk will
appeal to Borgen fans.
causes tension. 7.15 Front Row.
Arts programme. 7.45 That Was
Then. By Jonathan Myerson.
8.00 Sylvia Pankhurst:
Honorary Ethiopian. The
suffragette’s role in the fight
for Ethiopian Independence.
8.30 Analysis. The impact on
the EU of Poland and Hungary’s
new illiberal paths. 9.00 In
Their Element. Why Iodine is
essential for health. 9.30 Start
The Week. With Diane Coyle,
Dharshini David, Anna Ledwich
and Jon Kalman Stefansson.
10.00 The World Tonight.
With Ritula Shah. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: Reading Europe
– Russia: The Big Green Tent.
By Ludmila Ulitskaya. 11.00
Word Of Mouth. Examining
the new etiquette for written
communication. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political round-up,
with Susan Hulme. 12mdn’t
News And Weather 12.30
Book Of The Week: Somebody
I Used To Know 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 12.01pm
Shipping Forecast 5.54
Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am The Daughter Of Time
6.30 Cheaper Than Walking
7.00 Millport 7.30 The Museum
Of Curiosity 8.00 Hancock’s
Half Hour 8.30 Dad’s Army
9.00 Quote – Unquote 9.30
The Party Line 10.00 Wasted
Years 11.00 Stories From
The Southern Cross 11.15
Baldi 12noon Hancock’s
Half Hour 12.30 Dad’s Army
1.00 The Daughter Of Time
1.30 Cheaper Than Walking
2.00 Brave New World 2.15
In Search Of Ourselves: A
History Of Psychology And The
Mind 2.30 Tales Of The City:
Michael Tolliver Lives 2.45
Quicksand 3.00 Wasted Years
4.00 Quote – Unquote 4.30
The Party Line 5.00 Millport
5.30 The Museum Of Curiosity
6.00 Gabriel-Ernest 6.15 The
Pick
ofthe
day
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Book Of The
Week: Somebody I Used To
Know 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 The Untold 11.30 Tom
Wrigglesworth’s Hang-Ups
12noon News 12.04 Witness
12.15 You And Yours 12.57
Weather 1.00 The World At
One 1.45 Will Self’s Great
British Bus Journey 2.00 The
Archers 2.15 Drama: 4/4 3.00
Round Britain Quiz 3.30 The
Food Programme 4.00 Black
Art Matters 4.30 The Infinite
Monkey Cage 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 The Museum Of
Curiosity. With Dillie Keane,
Ella Al-Shamahi and Richard
Curtis. 7.00 The Archers. Emma
29
Sylvia
Pankhurst:
Honorary
Ethiopian
8pm, BBC Radio 4
Helen Pankhurst
explores her
Suffragette
grandmother
Sylvia’s (above)
role in the fight
for Ethiopian
independence.
Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And
Mr Hyde 6.30 A Good Read
7.00 Hancock’s Half Hour 7.30
Dad’s Army 8.00 The Daughter
Of Time 8.30 Cheaper Than
Walking 9.00 Stories From
The Southern Cross 9.15
Baldi 10.00 Comedy Club: The
Museum Of Curiosity 10.30
Comedy Club: Ross Noble Goes
Global 11.00 Comedy Club:
The News Quiz Extra 11.45
Comedy Club: Hearing With
Hegley 12mdn’t Gabriel-Ernest
12.15 The Strange Case Of Dr
Jekyll And Mr Hyde 12.30 A
Good Read 1.00 The Daughter
Of Time 1.30 Cheaper Than
Walking 2.00 Brave New World
2.15 In Search Of Ourselves:
A History Of Psychology And
The Mind 2.30 Tales Of The
City: Michael Tolliver Lives 2.45
Quicksand 3.00 Wasted Years
4.00 Quote – Unquote 4.30 The
Party Line 5.00 Millport 5.30
The Museum Of Curiosity
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
The Emma Barnett Show 1pm
Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live
Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport: The
Monday Night Club 9.00 5 Live
Sport 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
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t
6 Music Recommends With
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Pain and no gain
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edge
A portrait of the border region between
Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece has won
the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of
the Year prize. In this extract, its author
Kapka Kassabova arrives in a village
offering glimpses of life in the Cold War
he village in the valley
was the end of the road.
You descended into it
through a mixed forest that was the oldest
protected reserve in the Balkans.
Deer appeared and disappeared
in the green light, and woodpeckers tapped out messages in code.
I rented a two-storey house in
the last lane, newly built by absentee owners. The two houses
next door were abandoned, their
gardens dense with wild fruit
trees that shed golden pears into
my courtyard. A tortoise crossed
the lawn in the morning and recrossed it at dusk. The abandoned
houses were three-centuries old
and wood-clad, with a curious removable tile in the roof for letting
light in, or perhaps for spying on
the neighbours.
Until the 1990s, 2,000 souls had
lived here; now it was down to
200. The school stood empty with
its broken windows, and so did the
bakery, the general store, the military blocks. The meanders of the
river flooded twice a year, along
with the village, and until the 20th
century, the people had preserved
a tradition from ancient Egypt:
they harvested the fertile residue
of the swollen river with woventwig contraptions attached to the
walnut trees that lined the banks.
The village was named after
the Greek merchant who founded
it, because this had been a Greekspeaking village until the Balkan
wars, when millions lost a homeland or worse, and gained an
empty house in a foreign country
with the kitchen pots still warm.
In the mirthless merry-goround called “exchange of populations”, the Greek-speakers of
villages near the Black Sea like
this one had fled to the villages
around Thessaloniki, and in their
place arrived Bulgarian refugees
from Turkey. Muslims from both
countries were expelled to Turkey. This civilian catastrophe was
just one refrain in the long threnody of the Ottoman Empire.
A stunning Orthodox church,
once called Constantine and Elena
after the local protector saints,
punctuated the village skyline
with its wooden bell tower. The
icons had remained intact since
the moment 100 years ago when
the Greeks had run, leaving an
unintended gift for the Bulgarian
arrivals. Soon afterwards, there
was a church fire. The villagers
watched until they heard human
screams and then rushed into
the flames, but there was nobody
there; the icons were screaming.
Beyond my lane, there were only
old drove roads and wooded hills
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Unravelled
BY SIMON CALDER
Transatlantic route is axed
before it launches and Cape
Town’s impending ‘Day Zero’
A village in the Strandja
mountains (above); the
fire-walking ceremony
(top right) ALAMY
A tortoise
crossed the
lawn in the
morning and
again at dusk
all the way to Turkey. At night,
jackals came to the edge of the village and howled, and the village
dogs howled back in an infernal
orchestra. Unable to sleep, I sat
on my balcony and followed the
yellow eyes at the edge of the forest. Hornets the size of sparrows
invaded the house and I squashed
them with Russian hardbacks
from the shelves, because a hornet
sting can kill you, people said. War
and Peace proved ideal.
My neighbour across the street
was a former basketball champion. He had lost his wife and his
son, and spent the summers here,
in the old family house, though
his garden looked derelict like the
rest. He lit up when he saw me:
“Have you fallen for Strandja
too?” he asked.
He didn’t wait for an answer.
“You’ll see. Stay another week
and you won’t be able to leave. Or
you’ll leave and get sick. It’s the
way of the mountain.”
I laughed too soon.
The village square was remarkable for two things. One, a stone
ring built into the ground where
once a year at the panagyr, or
village fair, a fire was lit and fire
worshippers called nestinari
trampled the embers, holding
icons. Two, a café bar which was
the central gossip headquarters. New arrivals were sighted
here, including tourists headed
for Istanbul whose sat-nav had
brought them here because it was
the shortest way to Turkey as the
crow flies. People called this establishment The Disco, because in
the basement interior an iron pole
was rammed into the ground that
served as a dance floor, though I
never saw anyone dance.
The owners were a local couple: a chatty fat man with small
features called Blago, and slender
Minka, a woman of few words.
She put your order on the table
with a blunt, fatalistic, “Enjoy”.
Behind her grey eyes, she seemed
to dream monolithic dreams, as if
her face was carved from the hills,
young yet ancient.
Blago sat smoking all day, his
shaved head like a beacon. He told
me how, in his childhood, which
was also my childhood, when
Greeks came to visit their ancestors’ houses, the people’s militia
rounded up the kids afterwards
and asked them: Did you take anything from the Greeks? The kids
couldn’t lie so the militia confiscated the chewing gum, the pens,
the chocolates, and then shaved
their heads.
“To teach us about taking from
the capitalists,” Blago snorted.
“Don’t look so appalled. It was
normal. Like when they called
us to the square whenever they
caught sandals at the wire. We
had to watch.”
Watch what?
“They roughed them up,” he
said. “I can still see them as if it
were yesterday. Young. Handcuffed. In sandals. Sometimes
bloodied from the dogs. I remember their dark clothes, to blend
in with the forest. Here was the
enemy. And we believed it. ’Cause
otherwise they wouldn’t get into
this awful mess, would they?”
“Enjoy.” Minka put a salad before me and sat gazing at the hills.
Minka had witnessed what she
called “the fall and fall” of her village. There were two reasons: the
Cold War and the border, which
amounted to the same thing.
‘Border’ by Kapka Kassabova
(Granta, £9.99) is the winner
of the Stanford
Dolman Travel
Book of the Year
Award, part
of the Edward
Stanford Travel
Writing Awards in
association with
Hayes & Jarvis
Q
We had booked flights for August
from Birmingham to Boston with
Primera Air, which was supposed
to start this service from May. Last
Friday, we got an email saying the
flights had been cancelled. When
we finally got through to customer
services, they would not tell us why.
Lisa D
A
Primera Air announced bold
expansion plans for 2018, flying
from Stansted and Birmingham to
Boston, New York and Toronto. On
26 January, the Birmingham-Boston
route was cancelled, along with
some of the Birmingham-New York
services. The airline told me: “Primera
Air has reviewed its flight schedule
from the Birmingham airport due
to changing passenger-flow trends.
While we see very strong passenger
numbers for flights to Toronto and
New York. Unfortunately, the Boston
route shows weakest results. ”
European passengers’ rights rules
stipulate an that airline which cancels
services must provide the closest
reasonable alternative for passengers.
The best option for many travellers
is likely to be Virgin Atlantic from
Manchester to Boston or on a
range of airlines from Heathrow to
Boston. However, passengers may be
expected to switch to Primera Air’s
Stansted-Boston services.
Q
Is it safe to travel to Cape Town
in view of the reported drought.
I am due to travel on 17 February. I’ve
booked a Club-class flight with British
Airways through DialAFlight. If I
cancel now will I obtain a full refund?
Lorna H
A
The years from 2015 to 2017
were the driest in Western
Cape province since the 1930s. The
drought has emptied the reservoirs
that feed Cape Town. The store of
water has dwindled to a fraction of
normal levels.
The population is waiting with
This
Saturday,
in your
Joe Dunthorne, the novelist behind ‘Submarine’
‘Part of the appeal of writing an antihero is that
they can be careless and irresponsible in ways
you would never want to be’
trepidation for “Day Zero,” when the
supply of fresh water stops. It was
originally calculated to be 21 April,
then moved to 12 April, and there are
fears that it might happen sooner still.
Despite the difficulties and stress for
local people, tourism is continuing
more or less as normal. Visitors are
expected to behave responsibly.
At the moment, airlines and tour
operators are not varying their
normal terms and conditions, so it
is unlikely that you would be able to
cancel without penalty.
If the situation deteriorates, some
tour operators may permit package
holidaymakers to select a different
destination without penalty. But
there is no obligation for them to do
so, unless the Foreign Office warns
against travel to Cape Town.
Travellers who have only a flight
booking are in a weaker position:
if the airline keeps flying to Cape
Town, even with a Foreign Office
warning against travel to the
South African city, it can stick to the
original contract.”
In practice, airlines may be more
compassionate and offer the chance
to postpone a journey or switch
destination. But the chances of
getting a refund are very slim.
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When she sought help
because she was in agony,
Julia Buckley wasn’t
taken seriously. But then
male doctors’ dismissal
of female pain is so well
known that there
is even a name for it:
Yentl syndrome
I
hypochondriacs. I wonder why. This
isn’t the only instance of women
being under-treated in cardiology.
Studies from countries as far apart as
the US and South Korea have shown
that women suffering coronary heart
disease receive better treatment
if they show symptoms more
commonly experienced by men. If
they present more naturally, they’ll
be under-treated – and more likely
to die. Is it sexism, a consequence of
the fact that anatomy textbooks were
written around male bodies? Or is it
unconscious bias? Perhaps it doesn’t
matter, if the upshot is death.
Telling a woman she’s that
depressed when she’s in pain – as
happened to me – may not kill her,
but it certainly skews her treatment
plan. Today, male doctors’ dismissal
of female pain is so well documented
that there’s even a name for it:
Yentl Syndrome. Male doctors are
twice as likely to ascribe female
pain to psychological causes, and
half as likely to prescribe adequate
painkillers as they are to men.
In the US, where patients can
shop around for primary care,
A study found that
women are three
times more likely to
die of a heart attack
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At 31 Julia Buckley was diagnosed
with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a
connective tissue disorder
‘They didn’t
believe me’
t was a year into my pain
that a doctor told me I was
depressed. When I said I
wasn’t, he insisted that I was.
“It’s OK to be depressed, Julia,”
he said paternally. It is, of course,
OK to be depressed. The problem
was that I wasn’t.
Women’s bodies have always foxed
male doctors. Hippocrates was one
of the first to codify the medical gaze
as male – he wrote that excessive
female emotion was caused by a
wandering womb. “Hysteria” he
called it – a diagnosis that soured the
gender dynamic in medicine for the
next 2,400-odd years. It may have
reached its zenith in the Victorian
period, when forced hysterectomies
and confinement to the asylum were
common treatments for any woman
who dared transgress what society
termed decorous. But even in the
21st century, the male doctor-female
patient relationship can be toxic.
Last month, a study found that
women are three times more likely
to die following a heart attack than
men. Not because of any physical
reason, the study in the Journal
of the American Heart Association
reported; simply because doctors
fail to prescribe women the same
follow-up treatment for heart attacks
as they do men. Statistics show that
younger women are more likely to
delay seeking treatment for heart
attacks out of fear of being labelled
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women have to visit 12 doctors, on
average, before they find one who
will adequately treat their pain.
Over here, it takes an average of 7.5
years for a woman to be diagnosed
with endometriosis. However many
letters of referral calling you a “lovely
lady” are dictated, if you’re a woman,
you’re often going to be let down.
I didn’t know any of this when I
was in the grip of Yentl Syndrome.
I thought it odd that a significant
chunk of my pain management
course – 90 per cent female patients
– was spent instructing us how to
communicate with doctors in order
to get the treatment we needed.
I found it weird when specialists
visibly brightened at hearing that
I was a (supposedly hard-nosed)
journalist. When they recoiled
if I dared to show emotion – to make
my invisible illness visible by crying,
as they pushed back their chairs,
leapt to their feet and opened the
door – I didn’t realise it was affecting
my treatment.
It didn’t occur to me that,
when they told me, “It’s OK to be
depressed”, or “Just stop worrying
and you’ll be absolutely fine”, that
they were saying so because of my
gender. When I was diagnosed with
severe social anxiety, I rarely went
out. When, the first time I went
to the GP about the pain that was
metastasising through my body
(I couldn’t walk for more than 10
minutes without my knee giving out)
he noted that I’d just turned 30 and
called it “part of the ageing process”.
At 31 I was given a diagnosis for the
chronic pain that had underscored
my life: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,
a connective tissue disorder that
can cause joint dislocation, organ
rupture and overall pain.
“There is a great deal of evidence
showing that women’s complaints
of pain are taken less seriously
by physicians than men’s,” writes
Professor Joanna Bourke in her
book, The Story of Pain. “Women are
referred to specialist pain clinics
after a longer period of suffering
than male patients with similar
complaints… Female patients
routinely get treated differently than
male ones,” she told me.
When I finally realised what was
going on – that my pain was being
dismissed because of my gender – I
started experimenting with what to
wear. I learnt that you need makeup,
to be a female pain patient – to signal
you haven’t (yet) checked out on life.
You need to look presentable: a comfy
dress, belted in (you can remove the
belt the minute you leave the hospital)
was my go-to costume – comfortable
yet go-getting, a victim who’s keen
to return to life. You need to look
intelligent, not crazy – I started
carrying serious non-fiction books,
slapping them down on the doctor’s
desk as I sat down. I stopped crying.
I made my voice deliberately bright. I
dialled down my use of adjectives.
It didn’t work – for me, it turned
out, the answer would lie in other
cultures, where doctor-patient
relationships are less sullied than
those in Western medicine. After
four years, my pain disappeared after
an alternative treatment in Brazil.
But before that were those four
years off work, in pain, unable to
function. If I’d been taken seriously
when I first reported it, that acute
injury might not have even turned
chronic. And I’ll always wonder how
different things could have been if I’d
been a man.
‘Heal Me’ by Julia Buckley is out now
(Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £16.99)
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Man of Iron:
Thomas Telford
and the Building
of Britain
BY JULIAN GLOVER
Thomas Telford,
the great builder
of bridges, canals,
aqueducts,
churches and
roads, is less
famous than,
say, Christopher
Wren or Isambard Kingdom
Brunel. After you read this
engrossing biography, you’ll
wonder why. He invented a
new, better type of road and
paved the way, quite literally,
for the Industrial Revolution.
DVD/BLU-RAY
The Mountain
Between Us
CERTIFICATE 12, 106 MINS
A gooey
romance that
brings together
two strangers
who are
stranded when
their plane
crashes in the
wilderness. Kate Winslet and
Idris Elba star.
e are living in
times dominated
by the politics of
the body. By its
vulnerability to
sexual abuse and
other forms of violence, by the way its
beauty seems to provide an excuse
for the imposition of oppressive
power, by its inappropriateness, by
its transformation with hormones or
surgery, by its trafficking as currency,
by its parading as an asset, by its
availability as a sexualised image.
Such issues are little touched,
though, by the Royal Academy’s
From Life, a four-room display on the
history and future of the academic
study of the naked human form.
Perhaps it would be more accurate
to say that such politics – pertaining
as they do largely to female or
non binary-gendered bodies – are
tangentially acknowledged but
largely skirted around. There is a
nod to them in the opening wall text,
neatly hand inscribed in pencil: “In
the 1970s and 1980s, life classes were
seen as both increasingly irrelevant
and retrograde in art schools across
the UK. Goldsmiths College, for
example, banned any form of life
drawing because it was believed to
objectify women.”
The question of who is looking and
who is being looked at – and how – is
significant, in art as in life. The story
of drawing from life at the Royal
Academy itself, which celebrates
its 250th birthday this year, is also
a gender-political one. Two female
artists were among the founding
members of the academy in 1768,
but women were excluded from the
Royal Academy School until 1860,
when Laura Herford was admitted
(supposedly by accident) after
submitting work signed only with
her initials.
Further female students were
admitted in the years following
Herford’s “invasion” of the academy
but they were not permitted to study
the figure from life – a foundational
part of an artist’s training, as this
exhibition suggests.
The first room of From Life looks
at the academy’s own history. Early
depictions portray audiences of
formally attired and periwigged
gentlemen gathered around shapely
male models, nude and arranged in
pensive classical poses. (While not
shown here, female life models have
been used since the early days of the
academy. Studies suggest that while
their male counterparts were largely
athletes and soldiers, chosen for their
bearing and musculature, many of
the female models were likely to have
been prostitutes.)
Petitions were issued by female
Here’s
looking
at you
A Royal Academy exhibition
examines the politics of the
nude form. By Hettie Judah
students and their supporters in 1878
and 1883 requesting a life class for
the partially draped figure: “almost
all of us rely on the profession we
have chosen as our future means of
livelihood. Therefore a class which
is considered so essential to the
training success of male students
must be equally so to us.” Access was
finally granted in 1893.
The start of women studying the
nude figure seems to me a significant
art historical moment, but it’s not
one that we get to see here. Instead,
rounding out the first room is Liane
Lang’s brilliantly creepy Ars Equina
(2006-7). A lifelike latex figure of an
implausibly wasp-waisted woman is
seen from behind, copying the sex
organs of a flayed plaster-cast horse
in clay. It’s a work that harnesses
f o r b i d d e n s a n d u n s p o ke n s ,
t ravers i n g t h e li n e b etwe en
sexualised and “artistic” nudity; the
acceptable portions of the body for
study (musculature, skeleton) and
the unacceptable (anus, vagina); and
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MARK BUTLER
Old-school action hero
beefs up this stylish
sci-fi head-spinner
‘Entry’ by Jenny
Saville (above); Iggy
Pop poses (below);
‘Rock ’n’ Roll 70’ by
Gillian Wearing (top)
makes an implicit link between the
exposed body of the model animal
and model woman.
As Laing’s work reminds us,
where life drawing once provided
a rare means of access to study of
the human figure – its structure,
movement, weighting and poise –
today the revealed body is ubiquitous.
Taking up most of the second
room of this show, Jeremy Deller’s
Iggy Pop Life Class (2016) explores,
among other ideas, what it is that
distinguishes drawing from life and
filmed and photographed images of
the exposed figure. Deller invited 21
artists from a variety of backgrounds
to draw Iggy Pop during a class at
the Brooklyn Museum. His exposed
body is and has been a familiar
sight to rock fans for decades. Here,
ravaged, but lean and muscular as
ever, we see Iggy Pop posing quite
obligingly in the buff.
In some of the artists’ studies he
is immediately recognisable: in most
he is not. Which is not to say that the
drawings do not accurately convey
what the artists are seeing. Rather,
they no more conform to the edited
and widely circulated image of Iggy
Pop than photographs of ourselves
caught in unguarded moments
conform to the image we see when we
compose our own face for the mirror.
Even the most familiar face and body
becomes an unknown realm seen
through the eyes of another.
The third section of the exhibition
introduces technology into the
exhibition (and with it a deeper
question of exhibition sponsorship,
what it takes and what it brings).
In a lower gallery, the academy is
presenting three virtual-reality
“experiences” created with the artists
Yinka Shonibare and Humphrey
Ocean and the architect Farshid
Moussavi, royal academicians all.
In the exhibition proper we find a
trio of self-portraits – two painting
and a sculpture – created by Jonathan
Yeo using Google’s Tilt Brush. Yeo
» Altered Carbon Netflix available now
» Requiem BBC1, Friday, 9pm
In the 1970s, life
drawing was banned
as it was thought to
objectify women
is an acclaimed contemporary
portraitist, but these new VRassisted works look like paintings of
a digital 3D rendering. Perhaps this
is the point Yeo is making in these
portraits: the way we look at things
affects how we see them, and this is a
portrait of how he looks in VR.
Gillian Wearing also makes use
of new technological offerings in
Rock’n’Roll 70 (2015). At 50, the
artist invited operators of ageing
visualisation programs to adapt
self-portraits that she submitted to
them, receiving in return a variety
of possible personas for her 70-yearold self: spry yoga instructor, bosomy
Home Counties matron, wasted
rocker, heavily made-up socialite.
They are presented pasted across
the gallery like wallpaper.
The short exhibition ends with a
room suggesting where all of this
figure study leads us, and includes
some fantastic works by Ellen Altfest,
Chantal Joffe and Jenny Saville.
They’re powerful female painters
all three. I like to think they were
positioned here as a riposte to those
who, like John Ruskin, explained to
an aspiring “paintress” that there
never had been “such a being as
yet as a lady who could paint” and
kept them from the academy and
its life classes. Joffe portrays her
own naked body with unsentimental
affection: pale, fleshy and awkward,
but also useful, mobile and healthy.
Altfest’s The Butt (2007) is a loving
and meticulous portrayal of a man’s
hairy bottom squished on to a small
paint-covered stool in her studio.
Two outstanding works by Saville
conclude the show, themselves
bookends to the theme of “life”. A
smallish pencil study of Saville’s
baby being lifted from her, umbilicus
still attached, and screaming like a
Francis Bacon, holds all the violence
and trauma of birth for mother and
child alike. At nearly 2.5 metres high,
Entry (2004-5) is a close-up study
of a woman’s head and shoulders,
nude, fleshy, swollen with bruising
and crusted with dried blood.
One eye is swollen shut, the other
glazed, unfocused. That dark patch
beside her nose is a gunshot wound
– the Entry of the work’s title – and
this portrait from life is, instead, a
portrait in death.
‘From Life’, Royal Academy of Arts,
London, to 11 March (020 7300 8090)
I
n the far-future of a Californian
city, looming neon skyscrapers
tower above a seedy underbelly,
where pushers and prostitutes
stalk the alleyways alongside
scar-faced assassins. It is against
this backdrop that ambitious
new Netflix series Altered Carbon
pitches its head-spinning sci-fi
concept. This is a world where
a person’s consciousness can be
transferred into a new human host
(amusingly known as a “sleeve”).
Cue deadly super-soldier Takeshi
Kovacs being brought back from
the dead in a different body, 250
years after he was gunned down by
government enforcers. His task? To
investigate the attempted murder
of magnate Laurens Bancroft.
The results are akin to a wellmade B-Movie. If the setting and
Noir-style touches echo Blade
Runner, then the story – and,
at times, the tone – are pure
Demolition Man. Like the Stallone
movie, this deals with the idea
of being brought back into a
civilisation way down the line.
It also revolves around the kind
of buff, gruff, square-jawed action
hero we haven’t really seen since
the 90s; quick of growl, scowl and
kung-fu kick. Joel Kinnaman is well
and truly stacked here as the killing
machine Kovacs.
There’s no doubt that the
CGI-rendered cityscapes look
impressive. The fascinating
implications of the story’s
technology are neatly threaded
It revolves around
the kind of buff, gruff
square-jawed hero not
seen since the 90s
through the narrative, too. There
are existentially horrifying
aspects, such as little girls being
reincarnated into the bodies of
old women. Murder victims can
testify against their attackers.
Criminals can be brought back as
slaves to corporations. Religious
fanatics, meanwhile, protest the
ethics of a world where people can
be brought back from death time
and time again.
What does this mean for
an after-life? There’s even the
potential implication that racism
may be a thing of the past. The
main character is a Japanese man
inhabiting a white body, while
other ethnic swaps are shown to be
routine, too.
This is fun, enjoyable stuff that
leans more towards hard-boiled
Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs in
the sci-fi drama ‘Altered Carbon’
entertainment than cerebral
head-scratching. There’s exciting
bullet-spewing, masonry-shredding
action, and Kinnaman plays it
totally straight as a mumbling,
matter-of-fact one man army.
James Purefoy, meanwhile, is
instantly engaging as Bancroft,
who may or may not have ensnared
Kovacs in a vast conspiratorial web.
Stay away from the mirrors! The
BBC1 chiller Requiem may only
offer hints of its deadly phantom
in the opening episode. But barelyglimpsed reflections of the ghostly
presence clearly show this entity is
not to be taken lightly.
After an ominous opening puts
us in no doubt that supernatural
elements are at work, we are
introduced to Matilda (Ripper
Street’s Lydia Wilson), a star cellist
on the verge of a move to New
York City. A shocking tragedy
prompts Matilda to investigate
the 20-year-old case of a missing
child. From there, things only
get murkier.
When Matilda and trusty
companion Hal turn detective and
head off to rural Wales, matters
quickly evolve. True to ghost story
form, it isn’t long before they end
up rooming for the night at a
gigantic crumbling mansion, where
a local landowner recently plunged
to his death.
Requiem contents itself with such
moderately creepy clichés: ominous
dreams; accidental wounds
producing droplets of blood; music
turning off and on again; things
going bump in the night.
The opening and final few
minutes of the first episode suggest
it has the potential to unnerve, but
it’s a slow-burner in the fear stakes.
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Arts
reviews
Heroic: The highenergy ‘Eugenius!’ is
amiably preposterous
PAMELA RAITH
THEATRE
Eugenius!
THE OTHER PALACE, LONDON
HHHHH
“You already need to see it again,”
shouts the jokily strong-arm
publicity for Eugenius!, billed as
“the eunique musical”. A cynic
might say that this is so you can
confirm that seeing really was
believing the first time round.
THEATRE
Strangers on
a Train
ROYAL LYCEUM. SHEFFIELD
HHHHH
Strangers on a Train was an early
novel from Patricia Highsmith,
then a box office belter for
Hitchcock, and now it arrives on
stage, in an effective and taut
adaptation by Craig Warner. Aside
from the script, there are two
other key factors that keep the
evening on track. The first is that
it is exceptionally well cast, and
the second is the set and costume
design from David Woodhead,
with scene sliding into scene with
apparently effortless ease.
As Bruno, Chris Harper is
chilling. He plays him as a man
with no discernible ethos beyond
complete self-regard. Jack Ashton
is the manipulated Haines,
Hannah Tointon his second wife,
Anne, who is revealed to have a
stronger backbone that we ever
suspected, and John Middleton
delivers a calmly astute Arthur
Gerard, a retired private
investigator who turns out to be
not quite the plodding buffoon
that Bruno takes him for.
Now touring to 24 March
(atgtickets.com)
PHIL PENFOLD
But this amiably preposterous
show, driven by a catchy Eightiesinspired score by Ben Adams
and Chris Wilkins (who wrote the
book, music, and lyrics) disarms
doubters by being so obviously
chock-full of belief in itself. Sure,
the show is not short of problems
but there’s nothing jaded about
its high-energy combination
of the tongue-in-cheek and the
heart-on-sleeve.
Lead character Eugene is a geek
who spends his time creating
comic strip for Tough Man, a
muscle-bound prodigy who travels
the Universe with side-kick Super
Hot Lady. But there is a chink
in his armour: his powers are
weakened if he touches a woman.
All earnest adolescent
awkwardness, Liam Forde’s
Eugene doesn’t recognise that
there could be some defensive
connection between life and art
here, but the link isn’t lost on his
best chum Janey (Laura Baldwin)
whose selfless romantic devotion
to him goes unnoticed.
The jocks and cheerleaders
who bully him at school are not
best pleased when Eugene wins
a competition and is catapulted
to Hollywood where they want
to adapt his comic strip into a
fully-fledged movie. So the show
has to shift between the creatures
of Eugene’s imagination and the
actors hired to play them by the
studio. And there’s a sci-fi twist
that gives us a third level.
Tough Man has a wicked blood
brother, the Evil Lord Hector
who was sent off in lonely
exile in a space ship as baby
and is now intent on revenge.
Ian Hughes is a hoot as the
hyper-active pip-squeak with
dreams of zapping mayhem
and malevolence, and his de
facto nanny, Kevin the Robot, is
amusingly voiced here by Mark
Hamill of Star Wars fame. A hardworking chorus play everything
from the high-school jocks and
cheerleaders to hoofers waggling
their stuff in pouty fish costumes.
It is a truth euniversally
acknowledged that shows which
pile spoof on spoof tend to
disappear up their own weary
knowingess. This one, though, has
a rollicking spirit. Whenever you
start to lose patience, it plants
another silly smile on your face.
To 3 March (020 7087 7900)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
POP
George Ezra
George Ezra
gives a taste of his
album ‘Staying
at Tamara’s’ JEFF
SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
HHHHH
Combining angelic good looks
with a rumbling baritone, George
Ezra Barnett sang his way into the
hearts of millions with “Budapest”,
a ballad about swapping grand
pianos for grand romance.
His debut, Wanted on Voyage,
went four times platinum, staying
in the UK charts for 122 weeks, and
Sir Ian McKellen even appeared in
one of his music videos.
Album number two, Staying
at Tamara’s, is out next month.
And to whet the appetite the
24-year-old pitched up in
the intimate surroundings of
Shoreditch Town Hall to showcase
some of his new material.
Ezra’s clearly now seen by
his record label as a worthy
investment: his band has
expanded to include a horn
section and during the set there
were umpteen guitar changes.
The music has evolved, too. Set
opener “Paradise” has a lively
electric feel and a chorus catchier
than the common cold. “Get
Away”, meanwhile, is all rubbery
bass and soaring harmonies.
“All these songs are about
escaping and dreaming,” said
Ezra, revealing he upped sticks
SPICER/GETTY
VISUAL ARTS
Red Star over Russia:
a Revolution in Visual
Culture 1905-55
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
A mountain of visual memorabilia
from the February Revolution
to the death of Stalin, amassed
over decades by designer
David King, telling the story of
how the Soviet Union tried to
create a new visual identity in
the service of the revolution.
(020 7887 8888) to 18 Feb
Constable & McTaggart
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY,
EDINBURGH
The gallery pairs two
masterpieces: Constable’s
Salisbury Cathedral from
the Meadows and William
McTaggart’s The Storm. They
are exhibited alongside sketches
by Constable, other work by
McTaggart and drawings by both
men. (0131 624 6200) to 25 Mar
Surrealism in Egypt: Art et
Liberté 1938-1948
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
1940s. (0151 702 7400) to 18 Mar
FILM
Phantom Thread
15, PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON, 130 MINS
If this is indeed Daniel Day-Lewis’s
final film as an actor, he is going
out on a wondrously bizarre note.
This must be the oddest film in
his career, one in which he gives
a typically commanding but very
idiosyncratic performance as
a fastidious fashion designer in
early 1950s London who cares
more about fabrics than flesh and
blood. Vicky Krieps plays Alma,
a waitress in a hotel who disrupts
his careful life. Nationwide release
Early Man
PG, NICK PARK, 84 MINS
Eddie Redmayne, Tom
Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and
Timothy Spall provide the voices
for Nick Park’s first feature as
a director since The Curse of the
Were-Rabbit. This stop-motion
animation from Aardman, in
spite of its prehistoric and Bronze
Age dressings, turns out to be a
football film, crammed full of puns
and in-jokes that won’t make much
sense to anyone not well versed
in British culture and humour.
Nationwide release
to Spain to write the record. Alas,
“Barcelona”, a schmaltzy ballad
offering zero insights into the city,
has nothing on his calling card
“Budapest”. There were some fairly
clunky lyrics in evidence, too. “I’ll
be riding shotgun, underneath the
hot sun, feeling like I’m someone,”
he sang on the frivolous and
forgettable “Shotgun”.
Still, if the reaction of the
crowd is anything to go by, such
trivialities are unlikely to stop
Ezra’s follow-up being another
big seller. The fun and funky
“Don’t Matter Now” was already
greeted like an old favourite,
while “Blame It On Me” was the
perfect showcase for his bluesy,
booming voice. Wheels will not be
re-invented but the Ezra express
will keep rolling along just fine.
RICK PEARSON
EVENING STANDARD
TALKS & POETRY
Ruby Wax
VARIOUS VENUES
The writer discusses her new
book, How to Be Human. Jarrold,
Norwich (01603 660661) tonight
6.30pm; Waterstones, Liverpool
(0151 709 9820) Tue 6.30pm;
Waterstones, Leeds (0113 2444588)
Thur 7pm; Waterstones, Newcastle
upon Tyne (0191 261 7757) Fri 7pm
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Martin Kemp
WATERSTONES, OXFORD
The emeritus professor of the
history of art at Oxford University
talks about Leonardo da Vinci’s
life, from his early training in
Florence to his last great works.
The writer’s new book, Living with
Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity
and Insanity in the Art World and
Beyond, is published in March.
(01865 790212) tonight 7.30pm
COMEDY
Mark Steel
VARIOUS VENUES
As you might expect, piercing
i columnist Mark Steel has a
thing or two to say about modern
politics in his latest show – but
he turns inward to talk about
his recent, painful divorce, too,
in Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be
Alright. Ye Old Rose and Crown,
London E17 (tickettext.co.uk) tonight
and Tue; Loughborough Town Hall
(01509 231914) Fri
Hannah Gadsby
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
A chance (and perhaps your
final chance, given Hannah
Gadsby’s insistence that this
is her stand-up swansong) to
catch last year’s joint winner of
the Edinburgh Comedy Award
performing the confrontational,
patriarchy-smashing Nanette.
(020 7478 0100) to 3 Mar
DANCE
Giselle
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
A tale of betrayal, ghosts and love
after death, Giselle is the most
enduring of Romantic ballets.
On Friday, rising Francesca
Hayward and Marcelino Sambé
make much-anticipated debuts in
the leading roles. (020 7304 4000)
tonight, Thur and Fri
POP
Meat Wave
VARIOUS VENUES
They’re not the first hardcore
band to channel post-break-up
angst into taut, Steve Albiniproduced barrages of punchthe-air catharsis, but this Chicago
trio make intense, all-consuming
work of it. Even the song about
the pet cat stings on The Incessant.
Forum, Tunbridge Wells (seetickets.
com) tonight; Louisiana, Bristol
(seetickets.com) Tue; Gullivers,
Manchester (seetickets.com) Wed;
Joiners, Southampton (seetickets.
com) Thur; Lexington, London N1
(seetickets.com) Fri
James Blake
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON NW1
Perhaps deeming the 76 minutes
of electro-soul sorrow on 2016’s
The Colour in Anything a bit much,
James Blake executes a welcome
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avant-pop about-turn with the
scrambled vocals and jittery
sounds of “If the Car Beside You
Moves Ahead”. A Kendrick Lamar
support tour follows this headline
return. (roundhouse.org.uk) tonight
Daniel Caesar
KOKO, LONDON NW1
“I’m a mess but I’m blessed,”
sings Stevie Wonder-endorsed
Toronto newcomer Daniel
Caesar on his lush debut album,
nailing love’s agonies and
ecstasies. Voice melting, Caesar
draws on gospel and female guest
voices to deepen and elevate the
R&B-soul riches of Freudian.
(koko.uk.com) tonight and Tue
FOLK & ROOTS
Transatlantic Sessions
VARIOUS VENUES
A cracking line-up of Daoirí
Farrell, Julie Fowlis and, from
the US, Suzy Bogguss and the
Secret Sisters join a house band
that includes Danny Thompson,
Michael McGoldrick and John
McCusker. Royal Festival Hall,
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This fable about the empowering
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IAG: Heathrow expansion
needs greater competition
By Kalyeena Makortoff
The owner of British Airways is
calling for an end to Heathrow’s
“monopoly” on the airport’s
terminals, saying competition
between third operators would lower
costs for passengers.
International Airlines Group (IAG)
was responding to a consultation
related to Heathrow’s expansion,
saying the development provides “a
great opportunity” for independent
firms to design, build and run
commercial facilities at the airport,
including terminals.
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh
said: “Heathrow’s had it too good for
too long and the Government must
confirm the CAA’s [Civil Aviation
Authority] powers to introduce this
type of competition.
“This would cut costs, diversify
Heathrow
claims it
can reduce the cost
of the third runway
from £16.8bn to
£14bn by cutting
the north-western
runway’s length
by 300m.
BA’s owner says
Heathrow has had it too
good for too long PA
funding and ensure developments
are completed on time, leading to a
win-win for customers.”
He said the company’s proposal
would ensure Heathrow was focused
on cost control, “something it has
been reluctant to do in the past”.
IAG claims that the move would
also create a new source of funding for
the airport’s infrastructure projects,
whereas its current investments are
funded through debt.
“This is not rocket science. Most
major US airports have terminals
owned or leased by airlines and
there are European examples at
Frankfurt and Munich airports,” Mr
Walsh said.
“There’s absolutely no reason why
this cannot happen at Heathrow.”
The Department for Transport is
due to publish final proposals for a
third runway at Heathrow in the first
half of the year for a vote in Parliament. If the scheme is approved, the
airport will submit a planning
application after consulting local
communities on proposals. It hopes
to start work in 2021 and complete
the runway by the end of 2025.
Airlines have expressed concerns
that landing charges could be hiked
to help pay for the investment, but
the airport insists that the landing
charges – around £22 per passenger
– will remain “close to today’s levels”.
Mr Walsh said that if airport
charges failed to decrease after its
completion, IAG would join other
airlines in calling for a price cap.
“With more passengers and the
introduction of internal competition,
the airport’s charges should go
down,” Mr Walsh added.
“If they remain at current levels
we, along with other airlines, support
a price cap to ensure they cannot rise,
and have written to the Transport
Select Committee to highlight this.”
INSURANCE
Aviva chief
calls for
shake-up in
advice rules
By Ben Woods
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
I figured you
could be less
efficient so long
as the product
was right and
you adapted to
the customer
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Founder and CEO of
fast fashion chain Quiz
GTECH
UK MOVE
Vacuum cleaner maker Gtech is
moving some of its manufacturing
operations back to the UK.
The move will create 100 jobs as
part of the production process
is shifted from China to
Worcestershire. Gtech, which was
founded in 2001, aims to begin
manufacturing on UK soil by 2019.
Is this a big boost in staff numbers?
Yes, Gtech employs 200 at the
moment. It is another example of
the firm’s growth plans. Over the
next 12 months, Gtech is launching
into eight territories across Europe,
Asia and the Middle East. Founder
and inventor Nick Gray (above) has
grown it into a £121m business.
Does it have a rivalry with Dyson?
Well, both were launched by
British inventors and sell cordless
vacuums. The smaller company has
defended its products when they
were pitted against Dyson’s. In 2015,
the Advertising Standards Authority
(ASA) upheld a complaint by Gtech
over adverts comparing a Dyson
DC59 cordless vacuum cleaner and
a Gtech AirRam. Gtech said that
the tests Dyson used to back up
its claims were misleading, partly
because they “did not reflect normal
household cleaning conditions”. The
ASA ruled that the adverts could not
appear again in the same form.
Could Gtech emulate Dyson’s
success?
Mr Gray has described Sir James
Dyson as an inspiration. Dyson
was launched 10 years earlier, so
has had quite the head start. Both
companies have branched out from
vacuum cleaners, although Gtech’s
other products include e-bikes and
garden tools, rather than Dyson’s
fans, heaters, hair dryers and, soon,
electric cars.
An Aviva executive has backed
the rise of robo-advisers and called
for a shake-up of financial advice to
help to open up the industry to the
mass market.
Andy Briggs, chief executive of
Aviva UK Insurance, said the current
regime is freezing out much of the
population because only the upper
echelons can afford the hefty fees.
He said costs would fall if firms
could offer more targeted support
without being forced to conduct
an in-depth review of a person’s
financial affairs – a process that
demands a full fee and the expertise
of a qualified adviser.
Mr Briggs said robo-advisers could
also be more powerful and beneficial
to customers if the artificial
intelligence did not have to make full
financial assessments.
He told the Press Association that
Aviva was a “big supporter of pension
freedoms”, but questioned whether
it was right to give people a broader
range of options without the support
of advice and guidance.
He added: “We were supporters
of the Retail Distribution Review,
but one of the consequences is
that advice is fee-based and highly
professionalised. Ultimately it’s only
the high-net worths that are prepared
to pay those fees and therefore mass
market generally aren’t. Therefore
people are making these decisions
without the advice and guidance to
support them.”
Aviva bought a majority stake in
automated robo-advice company
Wealthify last year.
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BBC can safeguard longevity by
choosing its partners wisely
T
he show for which the
BBC has highest hopes
this year is being billed
as a world of “power
struggles and family
treachery that’s more dramatic
than any work of fiction”. It
sounds like an everyday story
of life at Broadcasting House,
with last week’s latest round of
BBC bloodletting over pay and
inequality being described by
Solihull MP Julian Knight as “a
complete horror show”.
The BBC’s upcoming blockbuster
is called Dynasty. It’s a title to
reassure those senior executives
who recall the stellar ratings of the
BBC1-screened American soap of
the same name, which starred
Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington
and ruled on Saturday nights
in the 1980s. But this Dynasty is not
about people. Film-makers from
the BBC’s peerless Natural History
Unit examine breeds of animals
and their dynastic instincts as
they “dominate their landscape
and do whatever it takes to see off
vicious challenges”.
More details of the series will
be unveiled at BBC Worldwide
Showcase this month, an event
at which the BBC will attempt
to sell the show, and other key
programmes from its 2018 slate, to
foreign TV companies and to the
tech giants of Silicon Valley.
Google, Apple, Netflix, Microsoft,
Facebook-Oculus and Amazon
will all be in attendance at the
gathering, which is of critical
importance to the future prosperity
of the financially-challenged
BBC. While these big beasts of
21st-century entertainment
threaten its position, their global
platforms mean they are also
potential allies that can help ensure
its long-term survival.
This year’s BBC Worldwide
Showcase takes place on the
dockside of Liverpool. Around 700
daily
money
Over-50s plans risk leaving millions
of families with a significant
financial shortfall when they are
used to fund the cost of a funeral,
a report by Co-op Funeralcare
has found. Business data compiled
by the Co-op showed an average
The BBC relies on its actors, including Annabel Scholey and Nicola Walker of ‘The Split’, to boost sales SISTER PICTURES
international buyers will be able
to view thousands of hours of TV
content from the BBC catalogue in
600 specially made “digi-booths”.
If delegates fancy a break from
all that telly, there’s another big
event taking place nearby. The
warriors of Emperor Qin Shi
Huang’s Terracotta Army are going
on display this week at Liverpool’s
World Museum. Impressive as they
undoubtedly are, these warriors
were unable to prevent the collapse
of the Qin dynasty within five years
of the emperor’s death.
The BBC director-general Lord
Hall might not have a Terracotta
Army but he will have his own
version: a line up of stars that
includes Steve Coogan, Idris Elba,
Charlotte Riley, Karl Pilkington
and Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker,
all of whom will be attempting
to sell the BBC’s wares. Their
presence at the showcase shows
the importance of “talent” to
the BBC at a time when the high
salaries it pays to its big names are
being called into question.
Elba will be there as the star of
BBC1’s Luther (one of a raft of BBC
shows already hosted by Netflix),
although he is also the face of Sky’s
advertising campaigns. Pilkington
is representing his new show for
Sky, Sick of It.
This is because BBC Worldwide
brokers international rights to
many British shows that it does not
make. It represents sales of The
Great British Bake Off (now made
by Channel 4) and the rights to
use the Bake Off format with local
presenters (it’s now made in 26
countries). All this contributes to
the £200m-a-year profit that the
commercial arm delivers for the
BBC as a whole. Natural history
financial shortfall of £1,525 when
families use over-50s plans to
cover their funeral costs. The Co-op
estimates that more than two million
consumers hold these type of plans
in the UK. In research conducted by
YouGov on behalf of the Co-op,
51 per cent of those who said they
intended to use their plan to pay for
their funeral were unaware there
would likely be a shortfall.
Foundation. The baby boomer
generation – those born between
1946 and 1966 – are set to receive
20 per cent more in support than
they would have contributed over
their lives, the think-tank reported.
This figure assumes that the
costs of paying for health and
pension benefits in retirement are
largely borne by generations that
follow them.
The modern welfare state was
created as many of the silent
generation (1926-1945) began paying
tax. As such, they have become the
biggest net contributors to the
system, with the oldest cohort on
course to receive just 5 per cent
more than they have paid in over the
course of their lives.
***
Baby boomers are the “winners” in
Britain’s welfare system, according
to a report by the Resolution
***
The ethical bank Triodos has
launched an ethical investment
website. The bank, which was
founded in the Netherlands
and set up an office in the UK in
1995, is offering consumers the
chance to invest money in projects
paying between 5 per cent and
7 per cent a year.
The website, triodoscrowdfunding.
is at the forefront of the BBC’s
2018 “key slate”. Simon Fuller,
creator of Pop Idol, has partnered
with renowned wildlife producer
John Downer to make Serengeti,
a six-hour exploration of that
African ecosystem. The mogul’s
involvement shows how natural
history has become a mainstream
entertainment genre.
Like the Terracotta Army
exhibition up the road, the
showcase aims to develop relations
between the UK and China, which
has become a major market for
British television. Clips or episodes
from Blue Planet II have been
viewed 230 million times on the
Chinese social network Tencent.
Doctor Who is wildly popular with
Chinese audiences and buyers at
the event will be shown series 11,
featuring Whittaker as the 13th
doctor and Chris Chibnall as the
incoming lead writer.
The BBC’s pitch to buyers is
about the writers it works with as
much as the actors. It will highlight
new work from Mike Bartlett,
author of the newspaper-based
series Press, and Abi Morgan,
whose new drama series The Split
is based around a divorce lawyer
played by Nicola Walker (who is
attending the showcase).
Partnership is vital. Many big
BBC shows are international
co-productions, enabling the
ambitious budgets that audiences
now expect when streaming
series. One of the BBC’s partners
for the fantasy series Good
Omens (based on the novel by Neil
Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) is
Amazon Studios.
Four years away from its
centenary, the BBC faces more
predators than ever. But if its shows
are good enough and it chooses
its allies wisely, it can live on for
generations to come.
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co.uk, will allow people to invest
directly in bonds or equity issued
by charities or businesses “that
have been extensively screened by
Triodos for social and environmental
impact, the viability of their business
model and the credibility of the
management team”.
The first two bonds on offer
are Mendip Renewables and
Rendesco, which could earn
investors 5 per cent and 7 per cent
per year, respectively.
However, these investments
are not covered by the Financial
Services Compensation Scheme.
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BUILDING
Citi to retain UK
staff after Brexit
Insolvencies in
construction rise
US bank Citi plans to keep the
majority of its 9,000-strong
workforce in the UK, regardless
of how Brexit talks pan out. The
group said it plans to bolster its
EU operations with an extra 150
staff, but through a hiring spree
rather than by shifting British
employees to the Continent.
It is understood that the
number of job moves will stay in
single digits.
More than 2,600 construction
companies became insolvent in
the last financial year, according
to a study by the accountancy
firm Moore Stephens. The
number going insolvent
grew by 8 per cent in 2016-17
compared with the previous
year. Businesses in Carillion’s
supply chain will receive only
a fraction of what they were
owed, according to the report.
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The day at
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WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Persimmon faces
revolt over pay
House of Fraser
under pressure
Britain’s biggest housebuilder,
Persimmon, is under pressure
from shareholders to oust Jeff
Fairburn, its chief executive,
unless he agrees to give up most
of a controversial £110m pay
package. A coalition of leading
investors is understood to
have warned the company that
the record-breaking payout is
“unsustainable”.
House of Fraser faces a cash
squeeze after a leading credit
insurer stopped offering cover
to some of its suppliers. It has
come under pressure from the
shift to online shopping and
the high cost of running its 59
stores. Sales fell 2.9 per cent in
its shops and 7.5 per cent
on its website over the
Christmas period.
Tchenguiz loses
control of Hiltons
More ‘posh ghost
towers’ planned
Property mogul Vincent
Tchenguiz has lost control of a
string of Hilton hotels after the
investment vehicles that own
them fell into administration
with £250m of debt. The
Iranian-born investor owns
10 Hilton-branded properties,
including a flagship outlet in
Kensington, west London.
London councils have granted
developers permission to build
more than 26,000 flats priced
at more than £1m each, despite
fears that there are already too
many half-empty “posh ghost
towers” in the capital. Towers
with 7,749 homes priced from
£1m to £10m are being built and
18,712 more are planned.
Sophos to tell
positive story
Bank set to keep
rates on hold
Cyber security firm Sophos
will deliver a trading statement
on Thursday. Shares fell last
November after private equity
house Apax sold an 11 per cent
stake in the business. However,
full-year revenues are expected
to be 19 per cent higher this year
than last. Investors have been
latching on to its growth story.
The Bank of England’s decision
on interest rates and quarterly
inflation report is due on
Thursday. The Bank is expected
to keep interest rates on hold
but leave open the possibility of
a hike in interest rates as early
as May after the economy’s
surprisingly strong end to last
year, when it grew 0.5 per cent.
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daily recipe
Pasta with spinach, walnut
and basil pesto
Kakuro
Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
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Futoshiki
1 3
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Killer Sudoku No 1203
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Guy’s kale hash
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PORCH
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Swap the walnuts for almonds or
hazelnuts. For a complete change, instead
of pasta try slicing courgettes lengthways
into 0.5cm strips, then into thin noodlelike strands. Toss them raw into the
pesto, or warm them both through so the
courgettes soften and wilt.
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Stir the walnut pieces in a dry frying pan
on a low heat for a minute or so, to lightly
toast them. Repeat with the pine nuts,
keeping a good eye on them, as they catch
and burn easily.
Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling
salted water and cook according to the
packet instructions. While the pasta
cooks, put the walnuts, pine nuts, garlic,
nutmeg, lemon zest and juice, spinach,
half the Parmesan and all but a few
leaves of the basil in a food processor.
Blitz, gradually pouring in oil until
the mixture forms a rough paste. Season
with salt and pepper to taste. Drain the
pasta, reserving a ladle of the cooking
water, then toss with enough pesto
to coat, adding a little of the reserved
water to thin the sauce if needed. Stir
in the remaining Parmesan, check the
seasoning and serve, garnished with the
reserved basil leaves.
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SERVES 4
30g walnut pieces
20g pine nuts
400g dried pasta (any type; use your
preferred shape)
2 garlic cloves
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Zest of ½ and juice of 1 lemon
200g spinach, washed well, any larger,
tough stalks removed
100g Parmesan or vegetarian
alternative, grated
50g basil
100ml olive oil, more if needed
Salt and pepper
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1924
How to play Fill the empty squares with
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How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
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16 Help yourself, 18 Pepper, 19 Chance, 21 Arid, 22 Sleet.
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red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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ladder into the
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must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
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one-letter change.
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Edwulf warms
hearts with Gold
Cup surprise
O’Connor to get the better of Outlander by a neck in one of the most
prestigious races in the calendar.
Edwulf came back from almost the
Joseph, the 24-year-old son of
dead, quite literally, to win the Irish Aidan O’Brien, became the youngGold Cup at Leopardstown yester- est trainer ever to win the Melday in a most extraordinary and up- bourne Cup last November, but to
lifting tale of unlikely recovery and bring Edwulf back from oblivion
improbable ultimate triumph.
to win a race he had no right
Last March Joseph
to win, even without that
O’Brien’s chaser coln e a r- d e at h ex p e r i lapsed exhausted on
ence, is surely an even
the run-in at the Chelmore impressive
tenham Festival after
achievement.
Edwulf’s
odds
for
giving his all in the
Owner
JP
the Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase
McManus
was in awe
Gold Cup yesterday,
and lay gasping for
of
Edwulf,
O’Brien
and
down from 66-1
oxygen and fighting
the dedicated vets and
before his Irish win
for his life.
stable staff who brought
Mo s t a s s u m e d h e
about this minor miracle.
wouldn’t make it. But race“The horse had the will to
course vets and an army of helpers pull through, but he also had a lot of
never gave up on him and at long last manpower helping him,” he said. “It
he climbed to his feet. It was touch was an unbelievable effort and it was
and go. A happy retirement was the all about saving his life, not winning a
best anyone hoped for.
Grade One. Full marks to all of them.”
Less than a year on and here
His victory was actually not such a
he was, battling his brave heart big shock to O’Brien and McManus
out under crack amateur Derek as it was to form book students.
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ONE TO WATCH
Cyrname just missed out on a
Grade One on Saturday, but again
jumped superbly and destined
for big things.
Edwulf, with Derek O’Connor aboard, completed a remarkable comeback at the
Irish Gold Cup yesterday, after collapsing at Cheltenham last March PA
“He had been working well and
all the lads in the yard had a fiver
each-way on him at 100-1,” revealed
O’Brien, while McManus, a legendary gambler, said that he, too,
couldn’t resist a nibble (likely more
than a fiver) at such big odds, observing wryly: “He shortened up to
33-1 for a reason.”
In an incident-packed race,
the outcome may well have been
different but for the last-fence fall of
leader Killultagh Vic, but jumping’s
the name of the game and anyway,
nobody was about to begrudge Edwulf his big moment after what he
had been through.
If it hadn’t been for Edwulf, the
Irish Gold Cup would have been upstaged by a novice as Samcro lived
up to all the pre-race hype with a
sensational performance in the
Deloitte Hurdle.
Jack Kennedy barely had to move
a muscle to persuade Samcro to
ease clear of good quality opposition.
Indeed, more energy was expended
by owner Gigginstown’s boss Michael
O’Leary and trainer Gordon Elliott
desperately trying to keep a lid on
expectations.
It was no good, the secret’s out, not
that it was much of a secret in the
first place. Dublin festival revellers
flocked to the winners’ circle to cheer
Samcro back, in no doubt whatsoever that they were looking at a new superstar, their Irish banker of bankers
at the Cheltenham next month.
Results service
MUSSELBURGH Going: Soft
12.50 1. THE LAST BUT ONE (H Cobden)
10-3; 2. Rainy City 13-2; 3. Boagrius 13-2.
8 ran. 3-1 fav Cousin Oscar (5th). 7l, 5l. (P
Nicholls). Tote: £2.90; £1.40, £2.10, £1.60.
Exacta: £28.50. Tricast: £131.43. Trifecta:
£136.70. CSF: £24.64.
1.25 1. WE HAVE A DREAM (D Jacob) 1-5 fav;
2. Act Of Valour 7-1; 3. The King Of May 25-1.
5 ran. 41/2l, 21/4l. (N Henderson). Tote: £1.10;
£1.10, £1.80. Exacta: £2.30. Trifecta: £10.70.
CSF: £2.68. NR: Outcrop.
2.00 1. BEYOND THE CLOUDS (B Hughes)
7-1; 2. Simply The Betts 11-2; 3. Claimantakinforgan 4-7 fav. 5 ran. nk, 11/2l. (K Ryan). Tote:
£5.60; £2.20, £2.10. Exacta: £23.20. Trifecta:
£58.50. CSF: £39.44.
2.35 1. RED RIVER (D Bass) 3-1; 2. Mr
Whipped 4-5 fav; 3. Wonderoftheworld
18-1. 6 ran. 21/4l, 11l. (K Bailey). Tote: £3.20;
£1.10, £1.50. Exacta: £7.40. Trifecta: £37.20.
CSF: £5.57.
3.10 1. CALETT MAD (D Jacob) 5-1; 2. Cresswell
Legend 3-1 fav; 3. Connetable 9-2. 11 ran. 2l, 3/4l.
(N Twiston-Davies). Tote: £5.20; £1.90, £1.30,
£2.10. Exacta: £22.10. Tricast: £71.77. Trifecta:
£65.50. CSF: £19.92. NR: Mac N Cheese.
3.45 1. ATTENTION PLEASE (R Day) 3-1 fav;
2. Carlton Ryan 10-3; 3. General Mahler 4-1.
8 ran. 21/2l, 4l. (Mrs R Dobbin). Tote: £2.70;
£1.10, £1.80, £1.70. Exacta: £11.50. Tricast:
£38.52. Trifecta: £32.40. CSF: £13.42. NR:
Golden Investment.
4.20 1. SEDDON (A P Heskin) 11-4 fav;
2. Chanceanotherfive 6-1; 3. Enlighten 6-1.
8 ran. 5l, 11/2l. (T R George). Tote: £2.80;
£1.10, £1.90, £2.30. Exacta: £18.20. Trifecta:
£105.20. CSF: £20.13. NRs: Mon Ami Bob,
Sai Kung Sing.
Placepot: £21.10. Quadpot: £11.10.
TAUNTON Going: Soft
1.05 1. STORM HOME (T Scudamore) 11-10
fav; 2. Grand Sancy 11-8; 3. Flight To Milan
33-1. 13 ran. 11/4l, 13l. (C Tizzard). Tote: £2.00;
BEST OF NEWCASTLE
2.45
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4
5
6
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14-3F5
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3P-656
11-4P5
BAYWING (D) N Richards 9 12 0.............................................R Day (3)
FIRTH OF THE CLYDE Ruth Jefferson 13 11 12......... B Hughes B
THE YOUNG MASTER (D) N Mulholland 9 11 11.......N Fehily C,T
SMOOTH STEPPER (CD) Mrs S Smith 9 11 4...............D Cook
SILVER TASSIE (D) M Hammond 10 11 0 .............A P Cawley
GOLD OPERA (C) N Alexander 9 10 9 ..... Lucy Alexander V
- 6 declared BETTING: 11-4 The Young Master, 3-1 Baywing, 4-1 Smooth Stepper, 9-2
Firth Of The Clyde, 7-1 Silver Tassie, 8-1 Gold Opera.
FORM VERDICT
If THE YOUNG MASTER has any aspirations of returning to Aintree for
the Grand National this looks like a must win for Neil Mulholland’s
charge with the weights for the race announced not too far in the
future. Noel Fehily taking over in the saddle and the return to a lefthanded track is a positive and he should be winning a race of this
nature off his current mark, his lowest since 2014. The ageing Firth Of
The Clyde is a consistent performer who is dropping down towards
a winnable mark, while Baywing should not be discounted having
finished fifth in a hot renewal of the Rowland Meyrick and any further
softening of the ground is a positive.
3.20
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3
4
5
6
7
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BULLS HEAD M Todhunter 6 12 7...............Ross Chapman (5)
SKY FULL OF STARS (D)(BF) J Ewart 8 11 12 ....H Brooke B
RAPID FRITZ V Thompson 9 11 8...........Mr D Delahunt (7) T
JACARNO A Crook 6 11 3 ........................................ Ross Turner (7) C
NOTEBOOK (D) S Waugh 7 11 3...................Miss A Waugh (7) C
CADORE (D) Mrs L Normile 10 10 6.............G Cockburn (3) C
ATLAS PEAK V Thompson 13 10 2 ....Mr Alex Chadwick (7)
- 7 declared BETTING: 11-8 Sky Full Of Stars, 3-1 Notebook, 7-2 Bulls Head, 7-1
Cadore, 20-1 Rapid Fritz, Jacarno, 33-1 Atlas Peak.
FORM VERDICT
SKY FULL OF STARS ran well below par when fourth over fences at
Ayr behind Rosquero last time but the son of Mahler could potentially
benefit from a return to hurdles where he will be running off a 4lb
lower mark. Bulls Head could improve now sent handicapping for the
first time on his first outing for Martin Todhunter, while Cadore could
improve for a drop back in trip.
£1.10, £1.10, £8.20. Exacta: £3.70. Trifecta:
£21.50. CSF: £2.83.
1.40 1. CULTURE DE SIVOLA (Lizzie Kelly)
9-2; 2. Somerset Jem 9-1; 3. Groundunderrepair 9-2. 10 ran. 4-1 fav Camron De Chaillac
(Pulled Up). 1/2l, 12l. (N Williams). Tote: £4.90;
£1.90, £3.10, £1.60. Exacta: £41.90. Tricast:
£189.52. Trifecta: £237.00. CSF: £43.07. NR:
Kalmbeforethestorm.
2.15 1. VOCALISER (C Poste) 7-4 fav; 2. Ruby
Yeats 4-1; 3. Broughtons Rhythm 11-2. 7 ran.
1
/2l, 14l. (R Dickin). Tote: £2.10; £1.40, £2.20.
Exacta: £9.20. Trifecta: £24.10. CSF: £9.14.
2.50 1. UNISON (M Griffiths) 4-1; 2. Friday
Night Light 5-2 jt-fav; 3. Go Long 11-1. 7 ran.
5-2 jt-fav Mahlervous (Unseated Rider). 2l,
31/2l. (J Scott). Tote: £4.40; £2.20, £1.70. Exacta:
£15.10. Tricast: £95.91. Trifecta: £105.00. CSF:
£14.05. NR: Volpone Jelois.
3.25 1. CLOUDY BOB (A Coleman) 15-8 fav; 2.
Private Malone 4-1; 3. Vice Et Vertu 6-1. 7 ran.
2l, 13l. (A Honeyball). Tote: £2.40; £1.30, £2.20.
BEST OF SOUTHWELL
Exacta: £10.60. Tricast: £35.01. Trifecta: £44.30.
CSF: £9.68. NR: According To Harry.
4.00 1. MINELLATILLMORNING (P K Donovan) 4-1; 2. Mr Lando 10-3 fav; 3. Calarules
8-1. 9 ran. 23/4l, 13l. (N Mulholland). Tote:
£6.00; £2.00, £1.40, £1.90. Exacta: £19.30.
Tricast: £98.94. Trifecta: £147.20. CSF: £17.60.
NR: Whiskey John.
4.30 1. TACTICAL MANOEUVRE (T Cheesman) 15-2; 2. Benbecula 6-1; 3. My Diamond
25-1. 9 ran. 11-4 fav River Dun (NR). 21/2l, 6l.
(A Dunn). Tote: £9.20; £2.60, £2.00, £6.10.
Exacta: £52.40. Tricast: £1069.96. Trifecta:
£646.50. CSF: £51.96.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £3,421.89 carried
over to Wolverhampton.
Placepot: £18.00. Quadpot: £7.70.
LEOPARDSTOWN Going: Soft-soft to
heavy in places
12.40 1. ALLETRIX (R M Power) 4-1 fav;
2. Barra 25-1; 3. Contingency 6-1; 4. Lady
Buttons 8-1. 18 ran. 71/2l, 1/2l, shd. (Mrs J
Harrington). Tote: €4.70; €1.50, €6.70, €1.70,
€1.80. Exacta: €120.90. Tricast: €637.41.
Trifecta: €1762.30. CSF: €116.31. NRs: She’s
A Star, Half The Odds.
1.15 1. MR ADJUDICATOR (P Townend) 3-1; 2.
Farclas 3-1; 3. Grey Waters 33-1. 5 ran. 4-5 fav
Espoir D’allen (4th). 11/4l, 16l. (W P Mullins). Tote:
€3.50; €2.00, €1.90. Exacta: €10.40. Trifecta:
€67.30. CSF: €12.30. NR: Mitchouka.
1.50 1. SAMCRO (Jack Kennedy) 4-6 fav; 2.
Duc Des Genievres 9-1; 3. Paloma Blue 16-1.
11 ran. 51/2l, 33/4l. (G Elliott). Tote: €1.50;
€1.02, €2.60, €3.60. Exacta: €7.80. Tricast:
€61.89. Trifecta: €67.50. CSF: €7.90.
2.25 1. TOTAL RECALL (P Townend) 5-6 fav;
2. Oscar Knight 14-1; 3. Flawless Escape 7-1;
4. Delta Work 10-1. 16 ran. 3l, 3/4l, shd. (W P
Mullins). Tote: €1.70; €3.00, €1.50, €2.20,
€1.02. Exacta: €23.10. Tricast: €81.25. Trifecta:
€236.40. CSF: €17.70. NR: Runyon Rattler.
3.00 1. MONALEE (N Fehily) 11-4 jt-fav; 2.
Al Boum Photo 9-1; 3. Invitation Only 7-2.
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BOREHAM BILL (BF) B Pauling 6 11 4.................................D Jacob
DAKKAR COLLONGES B Case 5 11 4 ................ M Kendrick (5)
DON LAMI (BF) A Honeyball 5 11 4................................A Coleman
1
8-6611 GET ON THE YAGER (D) D Skelton 8 11 10...............H Skelton
GENERAL MALARKEY N Twiston-Davies 6 11 4......S Twiston-Davies
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GOLDEN SANDSTORM D Loughnane 9 11 4...........L Heard T
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HURRICANE DYLAN Kevin Frost 7 11 4.........N De Boinville
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MONBEG OSCAR (BF) E Williams 6 11 4 .....................A Wedge
...........................................................................................................................R Johnson C,T
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5
121-23 TWO SWALLOWS B Pauling 8 10 5....................N De Boinville
MIDNIGHT CHEERS Mrs C Bailey 7 10 11...................S Bowen
- 5 declared 14U ECHO WATT Richard Hobson 4 10 7........Jonathan Burke H
BETTING: Evens Get On The Yager, 5-2 Two Swallows, 10-3 Winter Lion,
- 10 declared BETTING: 2-1 Boreham Bill, 9-4 Monbeg Oscar, 3-1 Don Lami, 7-1 Dakkar
14-1 Solid Strike, 50-1 Real Warrior.
Collonges, 16-1 Hurricane Dylan, 25-1 Echo Watt, 33-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
FORM VERDICT
The form of Wetherby’s Rowland Meyrick has looked strong with the
second and fourth subsequently franking the form and the winner GET Anthony Honeyball’s point-to-point and bumper winner DON LAMI was
ON THE YAGER should be able to successfully drop in trip back down not disgraced on his hurdles bow at Doncaster and the drop in trip
here
is
sure
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in
his
favour.
A Ben Case inmate got the better of the
into the novice ranks. The mare Two Swallows receives plenty of
weight from the selection and must rate as the main danger having selection last time and he saddles Dakkar Collonges in opposition this
shown promise in two starts over fences. Winter Lion is consistent and time around who should go well if producing a clear round. Boreham
has the assistance of Richard Johnson, while Solid Strike brings plenty Bill is surely a lot better than his last two runs have suggested and he
will be popular, while Monbeg Oscar has chased home some quality
of winning point form to the table.
rivals in the past and has to be considered.
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6-64F2 KEEL HAUL (D) Henry Oliver 10 12 3 ...............R Hawker (7) C
221 ASHKOUL D Skelton 5 11 11...................Bridget Andrews (3) T
2
3/U5-9 FRONTLINE (D) P Cowley 10 11 12.........................N Scholfield T 1
P0 BITE MY TONGUE J G O’Neill 5 11 4..............Mr J Nailor (7) C
3
/1123- MYROUNDORURS (D) R Dickin 8 11 12.........................C Poste H 2
53-655 BRIDGE OF CALLY H Whittington 5 11 4 ........... H Bannister
4
2-3524 ELKSTONE (BF) Mrs C Bailey 7 10 13 ........................S Bowen H 3
4 R4R-PP CORZEAM N Twiston-Davies 6 11 4............Mr Z Baker (5) H
5
44-044 LITTLE JIMMY (D) T R Gretton 11 10 11..........R T Dunne C,T 5
357 EUXTON LANE O Sherwood 6 11 4 ....................................... L Aspell
6
5-P5F2 ULIS DE VASSY (D) Laura Morgan 10 10 8.. P Cowley (7) C 6
1-152 GLOBAL CITIZEN (D) B Pauling 6 11 4.................................D Jacob
7
653243 YOURHOLIDAYISOVER T R Gretton 11 10 5..................................... 7
56 GOLDEN WHISKY E Williams 5 11 4 .................................A Wedge
..................................................................................................................T Dowling (5) B,T 8
47 ST GEORGE’S OVAL D Loughnane 5 11 4 ........................L Heard
- 7 declared 9
663 HIJRAN Henry Oliver 5 10 11 ................................................J M Davies
BETTING: 11-4 Myroundorurs, 7-2 Keel Haul, 4-1 Elkstone, 5-1 Ulis De 10
56-78 LADY MASTER Mrs C Bailey 5 10 11.................................S Bowen
Vassy, Yourholidayisover, 12-1 Little Jimmy, 20-1 Frontline.
11
0 GIBENO (BF) D Skelton 4 10 8..........................................D England T
- 11 declared FORM VERDICT
BETTING: 11-10 Global Citizen, 2-1 Ashkoul, 8-1 Bridge of Cally, 12-1
Keel Haul looks to set the standard here on the back of his Fontwell
Golden Whisky, 14-1 Euxton Lane, 16-1 Gibeno, 25-1 others.
second last time, however, he has plenty of weight to shoulder which
could make him vulnerable to ULIS DE VASSY, who chased home
FORM VERDICT
Roxyfet at Sedgefield on Boxing Day and remains well treated from ASHKOUL got off the mark at the third attempt over timber when
just 2lb higher. Elkstone was a beaten favourite last time and holds winning at Market Rasen on Boxing Day and should prove more
solid claims once again, while Myroundorurs and Yourholidayisover than capable of defying the 7lb penalty in a race that doesn’t look the
are also considered.
strongest on paper. Global Citizen has switched from Jonjo O’Neill to
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11 ran. 11-4 jt-fav Sutton Place (Pulled Up).
3
/4l, hd. (H de Bromhead). Tote: €3.30; €1.40,
€2.50, €1.40. Exacta: €21.80. Tricast: €86.46.
Trifecta: €85.90. CSF: €26.41.
3.35 1. EDWULF (Mr D O’Connor) 33-1; 2.
Outlander 6-1; 3. Djakadam 13-2. 10 ran.
9-4 fav Our Duke (4th). nk, 10l. (Joseph P
O’Brien). Tote: €61.00; €9.70, €1.90, €2.10.
Exacta: €382.80. Tricast: €1480.98. Trifecta:
€4861.80. CSF: €227.45.
4.10 1. LAST GOODBYE (A W Short) 12-1;
2. Vieux Morvan 5-1; 3. Uncle Danny 33-1;
4. General Principle 10-1. 22 ran. 9-2 fav
Hell’s Kitchen (Pulled Up). 9l, 91/2l, 3/4l. (Miss
E Doyle). Tote: €21.90; €3.60, €4.40, €2.00,
€7.80. Exacta: €132.40. Tricast: €2067.26.
Trifecta: €3228.20. CSF: €78.78.
4.40 1. RELEGATE (Ms K Walsh) 16-1; 2. Getaway
Katie Mai 8-1; 3. Colreevy 5-6 fav. 12 ran. 11/2l, 21/2l.
(W P Mullins). Tote: €15.60; €2.90, €1.60, €1.02.
Exacta: €73.90. Trifecta: €382.60. CSF: €145.77.
Jackpot: €1,491.10. Placepot: €36.80.
Ben Pauling and can improve on his two efforts to date over timber,
while others to respect include Gibeno, who has had a wind operation,
and Euxton Lane, who can improve on what he has achieved so far.
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CORLAY Jonjo O’Neill 6 12 1..................................................A Coleman
D’ARCY’S SOUND Miss V Williams 8 12 1.......C Deutsch (3)
SUPAKALANISTIC N Twiston-Davies 5 12 0........S Twiston-Davies
RECKLESS BEHAVIOR Mrs C Bailey 6 11 12............S Bowen
BANNY’S LAD (D) M W Easterby 9 11 12.......H Bannister C
IVANHOE M Blanshard 8 11 11.................................................. M Grant
LEX TALIONIS C Mann 5 11 11...............Angus Cheleda (10) T
CHAMPAGNE GEORGE N Mulholland 8 11 7...... R Johnson
CHAMPION CHASE M Bosley 6 10 13..................James Best C
- 9 declared BETTING: 7-2 D’Arcy’s Sound, 4-1 Supakalanistic, 5-1 Reckless Behavior,
6-1 Champagne George, 7-1 Corlay, 8-1 others.
4.05
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FORM VERDICT
SUPAKALANISTIC has shown hints of ability on his three starts in
novice hurdles and there is the potential for improvement on his
handicap debut and for the step back up in trip. Reckless Behaviour
was disappointing last time but is clearly much better than that
performance and returns from a break with a solid chance, while
D’Arcy’s Sound looks best of the remainder.
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MR OWEN (D) D M Simcock 6 9 6............................... O Murphy 3
ARCANADA T Dascombe 5 9 3 ..............................R Kingscote C 4
FIRST SELECTION S Crisford 5 9 3...........................R Havlin H 2
GABRIAL (D) R Fahey 9 9 3.................................................P Hanagan 1
- 4 declared BETTING: 11-10 Arcanada, 5-2 Mr Owen, 3-1 Gabrial, 12-1 First Selection.
6.15
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3
4
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FORM VERDICT
ARCANADA looks the one to beat following an impressive double
over 1m at Lingfield, including when justifying 4-6 favouritism with
plenty to spare in a similar event last time out. Gabrial was a length
and three-quarters back in second that day, having been beaten by the
selection by the same margin the time before, but was doing his best
work at the finish and could get closer as they tackle an extra half a
furlong, though the biggest threat could be Mr Owen. The globetrotting
six-year-old landed a Listed contest over 7 1/2f at Deauville when last
seen in December and a repeat of that form gives him strong claims.
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Results Service
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Leeds 76 Worcester 101;
Manchester 60 Newcastle 97; Plymouth 85 Sheffield 80.
CRICKET
FIRST TEST MATCH
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Chittagong: Bangladesh
513 (129.5 overs; Mominul Haque 176, Mushfiqur
Rahim 92) & 307-5 (100.0 overs; Mominul Haque
105, Liton Das 94). Sri Lanka 713-9dec. (199.3
overs; B K G Mendis 196, D M de Silva 173, A R S
Silva 109). Bangladesh drew with Sri Lanka.
SECOND ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL
South Africa v India, Centurion: South Africa 118
(32.2 overs; Y S Chahal 5-22). India 119-1 (20.3
overs). India beat South Africa by 9 wickets.
GOLF
MAYBANK CHAMPIONSHIP, KUALA LUMPUR,
MALAYSIA, Final round (Gbr & Irl unless stated):
267 S Sharma (India) 70 69 66 62; 269 J Campillo
(Sp) 69 66 66 68; 270 R Fox (NZ) 68 68 68 66; P
Larrazabal (Sp) 70 70 64 66; 272 R Ishikawa (Japan)
74 66 63 69; K Joshi (India) 67 70 65 70; D Frittelli
(SA) 69 66 66 71; H Tanihara (Japan) 71 64 68 69; N
Bertasio (It) 68 65 70 69.
USPGA WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN,
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, Third round (USA unless
stated): 199 R Fowler 66 66 67; 200 J Rahm (Sp) 67
68 65; B DeChambeau 66 66 68; C Reavie 68 65 67;
201 D Berger 68 65 68; P Mickelson 70 65 66; X
Schauffele 68 67 66.
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Widnes (12)........................ 40 Catalans Dragons (12)...12
Widnes: Tries: Dean (2), Mellor, Inu, Ah Van, Runciman, Marsh. Goals: Gilmore (6). Catalans Dragons:
Tries: Mead, Jullien. Goals: Walsh (2).
P W
D
L
F
A Pts
St Helens
1
1
0
0
46
6
2
Widnes
1
1
0
0 40 12
2
Wigan
1
1
0
0 40 12
2
Hull
1
1
0
0
38 12
2
Wakefield
1
1
0
0
28
6
2
Leeds
1
1
0
0
16 12
2
Warrington
1
0
0
1
12 16
0
Hull K R
1
0
0
1
6 28
0
Huddersfield 1
0
0
1
12 38
0
Catalans D
1
0
0
1
12 40
0
Salford
1
0
0
1
12 40
0
Castleford
1
0
0
1
6 46
0
RUGBY UNION
RBS SIX NATIONS
France (3)..............................13 Ireland (9)................................15
France: Tries: Thomas. Conversions: Belleau.
Penalties: Machenaud (2).
Ireland: Penalties: Sexton (4). Drop Goals: Sexton.
Wales (14).............................34 Scotland (0) ..............................7
Wales: Tries: G. Davies, Halfpenny (2), S. Evans. Conversions: Halfpenny (4). Penalties: Halfpenny (2).
Scotland: Tries: Horne. Conversions: Russell.
Yesterday
Italy (10) ................................15 England (17).......................... 46
Italy: Tries: Benvenuti, Bellini. Conversions:
Allan. Penalties: Allan. England: Tries: Watson (2),
Farrell, Simmonds (2), Ford, Nowell. Conversions:
Farrell (4). Penalties: Farrell.
P W D L
F
A B Pts
England
1
1
0 0 46 15 1
5
Wales
1
1
0 0 34
7 1
5
Ireland
1
1
0 0 15 13 0
4
France
1
0
0 1 13 15 1
1
Scotland
1
0
0 1
7 34 0 0
Italy
1
0
0 1 15 46 0 0
ANGLO-WELSH CUP
Exeter (26)...........................43 Saracens (15) ....................... 20
Exeter: Tries: O’Flaherty (2), Devoto (2), Low,
Maunder, Davis. Conversions: J. Simmonds (4).
Saracens: Tries: Whiteley, Segun, Malins, Lindsay.
Newcastle (21)..................31 Gloucester (14)...................19
Newcastle: Tries: Cooper (2), M. Wilson, Tait. Conversions: Flood, Hodgson (3). Penalties: Hodgson.
Gloucester: Tries: Vellacott, G. Evans, Scott.
Conversions: Williams (2).
Yesterday
Wasps (26) .......................... 50 Leicester (21) ........................28
Wasps: Tries: Watson, Miller (2), Garratt, Hampson, Umaga, Bassett (2). Conversions: Umaga (5).
Leicester: Tries: Hamilton, Simmons (2), Holmes.
Conversions: Worth (4).
P W D L
F
A B Pts
Bath
4
4
0 0 112 80 1 17
Gloucester
4
2
0 2 133 84 3 11
Wasps
4
2
0 2 134 159 3 11
Cardiff Blues 4
0
0 4 49 149 0 0
P W D L
F
A B Pts
Exeter
4
3
0 1 147 79 3 15
Harlequins
4
3
0 1 120 109 3 15
Sale
4
3
0 1 118 85 2 14
Newport G D 4
2
0 2 84 126 1
9
P W D L
F
A B Pts
Northampton 4
3
0 1 129 80 3 15
Worcester
4
1
0 3 116 123 4
8
Saracens
4
1
0 3 111 123 4
8
Scarlets
4
0
0 4 43 143 1
1
P W D L
F
A B Pts
Newcastle
4
3
0 1 149 81 3 15
London Irish 4
2
0 2 137 101 4 12
Leicester
4
2
0 2 109 119 3 11
Ospreys
4
1
0 3 77 127 0
4
WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS
France.....................................24 Ireland......................................... 0
Yesterday
Italy ............................................. 7 England ....................................42
SNOOKER
GERMAN MASTERS, BERLIN, Final: M Williams
(Wal) bt G Dott (Sco) 9-1.
TENNIS
DAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP — FIRST ROUND:
Spain 3 Great Britain 1; Australia 1 Germany
3; Kazakhstan 4 Switzerland 1; Japan 1 Italy 3;,
Croatia 3 Canada 1; Belgium 3 Hungary 2; France 3
Netherlands 1; Serbia 1 USA 3.
WTA TAIWAN OPEN, TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN: Final:
(4) T BABOS (Hun) bt K Kozlova (Ukr) 7-5 6-1.
WTA ST. PETERSBURG LADIES OPEN, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Final: P Kvitova (Cz Rep) bt (4) K
MLADENOVIC (Fr) 6-1 6-2.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Watford v Chelsea (8)..............................................................................
CRICKET
FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL: Afghanistan v
Zimbabwe (Sharjah, 3.00pm).
WINTER OLYMPICS
North Koreans ‘should now
be targeted over doping’
» Continued from back page
samples British athletes submitted
during the same period in skiing
and 16 samples in skating. The GB
ice hockey team went untested, but
they did not qualify for competition
in PyeongChang.
Specifically for ice hockey, where
the bulk of the North’s delegation will
take to the field of play, their single
test from December falls far short of
the 137 tests carried out by Canada,
and even of the 57 recorded by relative minnows Japan.
Rob Koehler, deputy director of
Wada, told i: “It’s difficult to access
North Korea. We’ve partnered with
China in the past to help with development, but any time and any athlete North Korea’s Ryom Tae-ok and Kim
that is not subject to testing is abso- Ju-sik are figure-skating medal hopes
lutely not ideal.
“Everything, when it comes to at the start of the year called the counNorth Korea, is something that hap- try’s decision to take part “a great step
pened last minute. They are not over- forward in the Olympic spirit”.
ly known for their winter sports but
But while the scant pre-Games
all their athletes should be subtesting is unlikely to signifiject to testing, and if they’re
cantly affect North Korea’s
not, they should be targetmedal prospects, there
ed,” he said.
remains an outside
In a statement, Wada
chance figure skating
reiterated that athletes
pair Ryom Tae-ok
Just one North
not tested in the buildand Kim Ju-sik could
Korean Olympic
up to the Games should
finish on the podium
athlete
has
been
now be considered by
in PyeongChang.
drug-tested in the
the IOC “a high priorIndeed the pair,
past four months
ity”, and said they were
who won bronze at the
confident the team’s late
ISU Four Continents
inclusion would be “taken
Championships last month
into consideration”.
and at the 2017 Asian Games, are
Ensuring North Korea will be at among the dark horses who could exthese Games has been a priority for ceed expectations at the Olympics,
Thomas Bach, the IOC president, who which open on Friday.
1
Some Olympic officials have, as a
result, privately expressed concern
the IOC would struggle to maintain
that any North Korean success in
PyeongChang was not influenced by
doping, when their testing was virtually non-existent.
For its part, the IOC did not address whether it saw the limited testing as an issue, and a spokesperson
would only confirm the North Koreans had been “immediately subject to
out-of-competition tests” when they
arrived in the Olympic Village.
The British Olympic Association
(BOA) declined to comment directly
on the figures. It said in a statement:
“The BOA believes in clean sport and
we are confident in the measures
in place to protect clean athletes in
PyeongChang.”
The revelations are the latest blow
to the Winter Olympics, already
reeling from claims by the Sunday
Times that hundreds of endurance
skiers managed to escape doping
bans despite recording abnormal
blood test scores.
A leaked database containing more
than 10,000 tests from nearly 2,000
athletes showed about a third of all
medals, including 91 gold, have been
won at the Olympics and at world titles since 2001 by skiers with suspicious scores.
Russia was the worst offender, the
newspaper reported, with 60 medals
won by athletes with suspicious test
results. It also said more than 50 skiers who qualified for South Korea may
have cheated yet escaped sanction.
Norrie the
silver lining
in GB’s Davis
Cup defeat
» Ice hockey diplomacy, p13
Tactics among the Tic Tacs (and other products)
Y
esterday marked
an unwanted ninth
anniversary for ITV. For
it was on Wednesday
4 February 2009 that
Dan Gosling’s winning goal in extra
time sent Everton into the fifth
round of the FA Cup at the expense
of their Merseyside rivals. It was
great drama for those who were
there. But those who chose to stay
at home and watch it – and had sat
through almost two hours of goalless
action on ITV – missed the goal and
instead witnessed an advert for Tic
Tacs. It was a monumental blunder
which the head of the channel at
the time, Michael Grade, called an
“inexcusable glitch”.
After the ad break, as the pictures
showed the Everton players
mobbing Gosling, anchor Steve
Rider said: “Liverpool are out of the
FA Cup. And apologies if you missed
seeing that decisive goal live. But...”
He had no excuse. The channel
had no excuse. Grade added there
“may be a few yellow and red cards
after this”.
But around 17 months later the
same happened again, this time
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
wishes ITV
would give us a
break from ads
denying a Liverpool player his
moment of glory, when Steven
Gerrard’s goal for England against
the USA at the 2010 World Cup was
not shown because of a misplaced
Hyundai advert. Predictably, there
was uproar. If only they’d opted to
block out the four goals Germany
scored against the Three Lions later
in the tournament.
These days, ITV is a lot more
careful about where it puts its
ad breaks. Or if yesterday’s Six
Nations coverage was anything to
go on, it is careful that they avoid
the match itself, but instead seeks
to thump them in relentlessly any
time someone draws a breath in the
unable to build a head of steam,
pre-match build-up.
because host Mark Pougatch was
Their preamble for Italy v
constantly and apologetically
England was decent, it must be said. interrupting with an “after the
The interview by David Flatman
break...” announcement.
with Chris Robshaw on the flanker’s
So we had soundbites of how
road from rock bottom after the
Jones’s quest to dethrone the All
2015 World Cup to being one of
Blacks as the world’s No 1 rugby
Eddie Jones’s “go-to men”
union side was going, in
was revealing.
between shrill begs for
We had
And the channel has
us to bet, buy cars and
gathered a star-studded,
use cleaning products.
soundbites
if a little Anglo-centric,
Hell,
there was even an ad
of punditry
line-up of pundits,
break between the national
between
with Jonny Wilkinson,
anthems and the start of
shrill begs
Lawrence Dallaglio and
the match. It was beyond
Clive Woodward providing for us to bet,
infuriating.
buy cars and
the insight yesterday.
We should have been
Sure, they were discussing use cleaning
prepared for it, of course:
England, but it would have products
anyone who witnessed
been nice to hear a neutral
the Tour de France last
voice among the trio.
year – one of ITV’s few
In contrast to the red-rose tinge of other sporting jewels, along with the
ITV’s panel sofa, the BBC watered
football World Cup and European
down its Celtic emphasis for Wales
Championships – will remember
v Scotland on Saturday, with none
the brief snippets of bike racing
other than former England captain
in between lengthy and frequent
and coach Martin Johnson in his Six
commercial breaks. But then we
Nations debut as a pundit (he did
had a choice. We could head to
very well, by the way).
Eurosport. This time we are stuck
But Clive, Wilko and Larry were
with them.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
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5 FEBRUARY 2018
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Football results
PREMIER LEAGUE
AFC Bournemouth (0) .............................................2
Stoke (1)..........................1
King 70
Shaqiri 5
Mousset 79
Att 10,614
Arsenal (4)....................5 Everton (0)..................1
Ramsey 6, 19, 74
Calvert-Lewin 64
Koscielny 14
Att 59,306
Aubameyang 37
Brighton (1).................3 West Ham (1).............1
Murray 8
Hernandez 30
Izquierdo 59
Att 30,589
Gross 75
Burnley (0)..................1 Man City (1) ................1
Gudmundsson 82
Danilo 22
Att 21,658
Leicester (1).................1 Swansea (0)................1
Vardy 17
Fernandez 53
Att 31,179
Man Utd (0).................. 2 Huddersfield (0).....0
Lukaku 55
Att 74,742
Sanchez 68
West Brom (1)........... 2 Southampton (2)...3
Hegazi 4
Lemina 40
Rondon 72
Stephens 43
Att 25,911
Ward-Prowse 55
Yesterday
Crystal Palace (0)...1 Newcastle (1).............1
Milivojevic 55 (pen) Diame 22
Att 25,746
Liverpool (1) ............... 2 Tottenham (0)..........2
Salah 3, 90
Wanyama 80
Kane 90 (pen)
Att 53,213
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
26 22 3 1 74 19 69
Man Utd
26 17 5 4 51 18 56
Liverpool
26 14 9 3 59 31 51
Chelsea
25 15 5 5 45 19 50
Tottenham
26 14 7 5 51 24 49
Arsenal
26 13 6 7 51 35 45
Burnley
26 9 9 8 21 23 36
Leicester
26 9 8 9 38 35 35
Bournemouth 26 8 7 11 30 37 31
Everton
26 8 7 11 29 45 31
Watford
25 7 6 12 33 44 27
West Ham
26 6 9 11 32 46 27
Brighton
26 6 9 11 21 35 27
Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 24 39 27
Southampton 26 5 11 10 28 38 26
Newcastle
26 6 7 13 24 36 25
Swansea
26 6 6 14 19 37 24
Stoke
26 6 6 14 26 52 24
Huddersfield 26 6 6 14 19 46 24
West Brom
26 3 11 12 21 37 20
Cameron Norrie was told “the only
way is up” by Great Britain captain
Leon Smith after his impressive
Davis Cup debut.
The British No 3 (right) fell
agonisingly short yesterday of a
second stunning victory over a
Spaniard on the Marbella clay. He
fought toe-to-toe with fellow lefthander Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the
world No 21 before eventually being
edged out 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Britain lost the tie 3-1 but found a
new star in Norrie, 22, who was born
in South Africa to a Welsh mother
and Scottish father, raised in New
Zealand, and partly educated in
the USA. Norrie, the world No 114,
won Britain’s point in the match
with a stunning comeback win over
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Dean too hot for Dragons as
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Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.
“I’m really, really proud of him,”
Smith said. “If he needs some sort of
reference point to how far he can go,
he got it this weekend. The only way
is up for him.”
Spain go into a quarter-final against
Germany, while Britain face a
play-off in September to stay in the
World Group in 2019.
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By Ian Laybourn
AT THE HALTON STADIUM
Widnes made the perfect start to
their Super League campaign with
a surprisingly comfortable victory over a wretched Catalans
Dragons.
The French side led 12-6
after 24 minutes thanks to
tries on debut from David
Mead and Benjamin Jullien
but collapsed in alarming fashion after the break, when they
conceded five tries.
Second-rower Chris Dean (above)
was the Vikings’ hero with two of
their seven tries while architects of
the home side’s impressive performance were home-grown half-backs
Tom Gilmore and Joe Mellor.
Dean smashed through to go over
in the 12th minute but once Sam Moa
returned from the sin bin, Catalans
took the lead with two tries. Both
sides spurned chances before Dean
sidestepped through the Catalans’
defence to send Mellor clear for
Widnes’ second try six minutes before half-time. Gilmore’s second conversion levelled the scores.
They regained the lead eight
minutes into the second half when
former Catalans centre Krisnan Inu, on his debut, leapt
above his former team-mate
Brayden Wiliame to touch
down Gilmore’s high kick.
Gilmore added the conversion and opened up a twoscore lead three minutes later
with a penalty. Dean then charged
onto Mellor’s pass to score his second and Matt Whitley combined
with Charly Runciman to get winger
Patrick Ah Van over 10 minutes from
the end. Further tries came from
Runciman and Stefan Marsh.
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa (1)............3 Burton Albion (0) .2
Elmohamady 71 (og)
Hogan 33
Adomah 65
Boyce 90
Grealish 88
Att 33,022
Derby (2).........................3 Brentford (0) ............0
Huddlestone 30
Att 25,938
Jerome 34
Vydra 90 (pen)
Fulham (0).................... 2 Nottm Forest (0)....0
Piazon 68
Att 22,076
Johansen 90
Leeds (0).........................1 Cardiff (3).....................4
Bamba 54 (og)
Paterson 9
Att 30,534
Hoilett 41
Morrison 45
Pilkington 88
Norwich (1) ..................1 Middlesbrough (0)0
Trybull 44
Att 25,960
Preston NE (2)........... 2 Hull (1) ............................1
Cunningham 36
Bowen 29
Browne 45 (pen)
Att 11,605
QPR (0) ............................1 Barnsley (0)...............0
Scowen 48
Att 12,413
Reading (0)...................0 Millwall (0).................2
Att 17,282
Bacuna 70 (og)
Gregory 73
Sheff Wed (0)..............1 Birmingham (3)......3
Lucas Joao 54
Davis 8
Jota 21, 45
Att 25,648
Sunderland (0).........0 Ipswich (2)....................2
Garner 35
Matthews 45 (og)
Att 27,909
Wolves (2)......................3 Sheff Utd (0)...............0
Neves 5
Att 29,311
Jota 30
Ivan Cavaleiro 76
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves
30 21 5 4 54 22 68
Derby
30 16 9 5 47 23 57
Aston Villa
30 16 8 6 46 27 56
Cardiff
29 16 6 7 44 26 54
Fulham
30 14 9 7 51 35 51
Bristol City
30 14 9 7 42 33 51
Preston N E
30 12 12 6 37 29 48
Sheff Utd
30 14 4 12 42 36 46
Middlesbrough 30 13 6 11 38 28 45
Leeds
30 13 5 12 41 37 44
Brentford
30 11 10 9 42 39 43
Ipswich
30 13 4 13 43 41 43
Norwich
30 12 7 11 30 33 43
Millwall
30 9 11 10 35 33 38
QPR
30 9 9 12 32 42 36
Nottm Forest 30 11 2 17 35 48 35
Sheff Wed
30 7 12 11 31 37 33
Reading
30 8 8 14 33 39 32
Birmingham 30 8 6 16 22 41 30
Bolton
29 7 8 14 27 46 29
Barnsley
30 6 9 15 29 44 27
Hull
30 5 11 14 40 47 26
Sunderland
30 5 10 15 31 52 25
Burton Albion 30 6 6 18 24 58 24
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bristol Rovers (0)..1 Shrewsbury (0).......2
Partington 65
Beckles 62
Att 9,380
Rodman 88
Bury (0)...........................1 Blackpool (0).............1
Miller 83
Longstaff 53
Att 4,089
Charlton (0)................. 2 Oxford Utd (0) ..........3
Kashi 63
Henry 76
Magennis 78
Kane 89
Att 11,747
Ledson 90
Fleetwood Town (1)2 Scunthorpe (2).........3
Hunter 45
Morris 25, 42 (pen)
Grant 67
Toney 78
Att 2,901
Northampton (0)....0 Rochdale (0)...............1
Att 5,475
Andrew 53
Oldham (1) .................... 2 Bradford (0)...............1
Dummigan 12
Gibson 88
Holloway 86
Att 5,526
Peterborough (0) ...0 Southend (1)..............1
Demetriou 7 (pen)
Att 5,114
Plymouth (2) .............. 2
Lameiras 25, Taylor 37
Portsmouth (1)......... 2
Walkes 19
Pitman 81
Blackburn (0)............0
Att 11,801
Doncaster (1).............2
Coppinger 4
Marquis 63
Att 17,364
Rotherham (1)........... 2 Wimbledon (0) ........0
Smith 14, Ball 90
Att 8,330
Walsall (0).....................1 MK Dons (0)................0
Ngoy 70
Att 4,009
Wigan (2)........................ 2 Gillingham (0)..........0
Grigg 10, Powell 34 Att 8,384
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan
28 19 6 3 55 13 63
Shrewsbury
29 18 7 4 39 21 61
Blackburn
30 17 8 5 54 29 59
Scunthorpe
31 15 9 7 45 32 54
Rotherham
30 15 5 10 50 36 50
Bradford
31 15 3 13 45 47 48
Charlton
29 13 7 9 39 36 46
Peterborough 29 12 7 10 46 38 43
Portsmouth
30 13 4 13 36 35 43
Oxford Utd
30 11 8 11 47 45 41
Plymouth
31 11 8 12 35 39 41
Gillingham
30 10 10 10 34 34 40
Bristol Rovers 30 12 3 15 43 47 39
Doncaster
31 9 11 11 36 37 38
Southend
30 10 7 13 36 49 37
Walsall
29 9 9 11 36 41 36
Fleetwood T
30 10 6 14 42 48 36
AFC Wimbledon 29 9 7 13 28 33 34
Blackpool
30 8 10 12 35 41 34
Northampton 31 9 6 16 28 51 33
Oldham
31 8 8 15 43 56 32
MK Dons
29 7 9 13 29 41 30
Rochdale
27 5 10 12 27 37 25
Bury
29 5 6 18 22 44 21
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington S (1).......3 Stevenage (2) ............2
Chesterfield (1).........1 Crawley T (0).............2
Colchester (0)............ 2 Newport C(0)............0
Forest Green (1)....... 2 Coventry (0) ..............1
Grimsby (1)..................1 Cheltenham (0) .......1
Lincoln City (1)......... 2 Swindon (2)................2
Luton (1).........................1 Exeter (0)......................0
Mansfield (1) ..............3 Barnet (0).....................1
Notts County (2) .....4 Crewe (1).......................1
Port Vale (0)................0 Morecambe (0)........0
Wycombe (2) ..............4 Carlisle (0)...................3
Yeovil (0)........................ 2 Cambridge Utd (0)0
P W D L F A Pts
Luton
31 19 6 6 67 30 63
Wycombe
30 16 7 7 59 43 55
Notts County 30 15 9 6 52 33 54
Mansfield
30 14 11 5 46 33 53
Accrington S 29 16 4 9 51 36 52
Exeter
29 16 3 10 40 34 51
Swindon
30 16 3 11 47 42 51
Coventry
30 15 5 10 35 23 50
Lincoln City
30 13 10 7 43 30 49
Colchester
31 12 10 9 42 37 46
Newport Cnty 31 12 10 9 41 38 46
Crawley Town 31 13 6 12 34 36 45
Carlisle
30 11 8 11 42 41 41
Stevenage
31 10 8 13 40 44 38
Cambridge Utd 30 10 8 12 28 41 38
Cheltenham
31 9 9 13 41 46 36
Grimsby
32 9 9 14 29 44 36
Yeovil
30 9 7 14 43 50 34
Port Vale
31 9 7 15 34 41 34
Morecambe
31 7 10 14 29 41 31
Crewe
30 9 2 19 35 53 29
Forest Green 31 8 5 18 33 54 29
Chesterfield
31 7 6 18 31 55 27
Barnet
30 5 7 18 29 46 22
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen (1) ............... 3 Hamilton (0)..............0
Considine 24, 87
Att 13,531
McGinn 80
Dundee (0)....................1 Ross County (0)......4
Waddell 57
Keillor-Dunn 49
Att 4,971
Schalk 61, 64
Chow 90
Hearts (0) ......................1 St Johnstone (0) .....0
Milinkovic 46
Att 16,197
Kilmarnock (0) .........1 Celtic (0)........................0
Mulumbu 70
Att 10,702
Motherwell (0).........1 Partick (0)....................1
Ciftci 79
Doolan 53
Att 7,607
Rangers (0)..................1 Hibernian (1).............2
Goss 73
McGinn 41
Att 49,986
J Maclaren 75 (pen)
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
26 18 6 2 54 18 60
Aberdeen
26 16 4 6 43 29 52
Rangers
25 14 4 7 46 28 46
Hibernian
26 12 8 6 36 30 44
Hearts
26 9 10 7 27 23 37
Kilmarnock
23 7 8 8 27 31 29
Motherwell
25 8 5 12 31 36 29
St Johnstone 23 7 5 11 22 34 26
Dundee
25 7 4 14 26 38 25
Partick
25 6 6 13 24 41 24
Hamilton
24 6 5 13 31 42 23
Ross County 26 5 5 16 28 45 20
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dumbarton P Brechin P; Falkirk 1 Livingston 3; Inverness CT P Dundee Utd
P; Morton 2 Dunfermline 1; St Mirren 2
Queen of South 0.
Leading Positions: 1 St Mirren P 24 pts
54, 2 Dundee Utd (22-40), 3 Livingston
(22-39), 4 Morton (22-34), 5 Dunfermline
(23-33), 6 Queen of South (23-33).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Arbroath 1 Albion 0; Ayr 1 Alloa 2; Forfar
0 Airdrieonians 1; Queen’s Park 1 Raith 3;
Stranraer 0 East Fife 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Raith P 23 pts 50, 2
Ayr (24-48), 3 Arbroath (22-37), 4 Alloa (2235), 5 Stranraer (24-35), 6 East Fife (24-30).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Annan Athletic 1 Cowdenbeath 1; Clyde 3 Edinburgh City 2; Peterhead 0 Montrose 1; Stenhousemuir 4 Berwick 0; Stirling 3 Elgin 1.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 24 pts
50, 2 Peterhead (22-46), 3 Stenhousemuir
(22-38), 4 Stirling (22-36), 5 Elgin (22-33), 6
Annan Athletic (23-32).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
FC Halifax P Dag & Red P; Guiseley 0
Wrexham 2; Torquay 3 Barrow 1; Tranmere 3 Ebbsfleet United 0.
FA TROPHY THIRD ROUND
Brackley 3 Sutton Utd 1; Dover 3 Leyton
Orient 4; Harrogate Town 2 Billericay 2;
Maidenhead Utd 1 Stockport County 1;
Maidstone Utd 2 Gateshead 2; Spennymoor
Town 1 East Thurrock 1; Wealdstone 2 Warrington Town 1; Workington 1 Bromley 1.
50
SPORT
FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Milivojevic saves
a point for Palace
with ‘soft’ penalty
CRYSTAL PALACE
Milivojevic pen 55
1
NEWCASTLE UNITED
Diamé 22
1
By Jim Daly
Crystal Palace captain
Luka Milivojevic levels
from the penalty spot
REUTERS
Crystal Palace
Hennessey
Kelly
Fosu- Tomkins
Van
Mensah
Aanholt
AT SELHURST PARK
Luka Milivojevic went from zero
to hero for Crystal Palace as his
second-half penalty earned a
precious point, having been at fault
for Newcastle’s opener. The Serbian
midfielder completely missed Matt
Ritchie’s first-half corner, allowing
Mo Diamé to prod home at the back
post, but he made up for it with a
spot-kick that Karl Darlow was very
unfortunate not to keep out.
Maybe Roy Hodgson should start
doing his half-time team talks before
the game. His side, second best in
the first half, improved hugely after
the break, laying siege to the Newcastle goal. Much of that came down
to switching Wilfried Zaha out wide,
which led to a cascade of chances.
Hodgson felt his side ultimately
deserved more. “The way we were
playing in the first half I would
certainly have taken [a point],” he
said. “I feel we were unlucky not to
have got all three points in the end
because our second-half performance merited that. It’s a point that
doesn’t help either of us enormously
but we’ve just got to make sure that
when we can’t win, we draw.”
Townsend Milivojevic Cabaye McArthurr
Zaha
Benteke
Gayle
Perez
Kenedy
Diamé
Dummett Clark
Shelvey
Lascelles
Ritchie
Yedlin
Darlow
Newcastle United
Substitutions: Crystal Palace Sakho (Kelly, 45 mins);
Newcastle Atsu (Kenedy, 57), Hayden (Diame, 65),
Merino (Perez, 80).
Booked: Crystal Palace Fosu-Mensah; Newcastle
Dummett.
Man of the match Zaha.
Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Crystal Palace 54% Newcastle 46%.
Attempts on target: Crystal Palace 6 Newcastle 8.
Referee A Marriner (Birmingham).
Attendance 25,746.
Newcastle, chasing only their
third win in 17 league games, started
the brighter. Magpies alumni Andros Townsend and Yohan Cabaye
were both booed by the travelling
fans and did nothing to answer them
in the opening period, Townsend
blocking his team-mate Christian
Benteke on the edge of the box as the
Belgian lined up a shot, Cabaye earning ironic cheers for a horrible effort
on goal that flew high and wide.
Benteke tamely prodded a decent
chance at Darlow before the break,
and failed to react fast enough as the
keeper palmed a shot back towards
him. It was another frustrating day
for a £30m striker still seeking his
first home goal of the season.
Newcastle’s goal owed a lot to poor
defending by Palace as Milivojevic
fresh-air sliced Ritchie’s corner, allowing Diamé, who had lost James
Tomkins, to prod home.
Palace levelled 10 minutes after
the break when Ciaran Clark
grabbed Benteke’s shirt and Milivojevic scored what Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez thought was a “soft”
penalty. “He was pushing my player
and my player was pulling. We cannot do it [shirt-pulling] but I can see
a lot of penalties not given,” Benitez
said. “We then changed everything
because obviously they had more
confidence and were pushing. We
knew that they have very good players up front. We needed to be strong
in defence and it was difficult.”
Newcastle keeper Darlow, who
saved well in the second half from
James McArthur, and twice from
Benteke, was a clear man-of-thematch. He said: “We did well to hold
them to a draw in the end. I think
we’ve shown we’ve got a lot of fight in
our team and that we can continue to
the end of the season and hopefully
get ourselves out of this relegation
battle.” THE INDEPENDENT
Premier League Saturday action
MAN U 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD
LEICESTER 1-1 SWANSEA
BRIGHTON 3-1 WEST HAM
Mourinho: I have Foxes miss the ‘One direction’ –
all the forwards clinical edge of Cresswell calls
that I want now AWOL Mahrez for togetherness
BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 STOKE
WEST BROM 2-3 SO’TON
Cherries’ spirit Rocket man
puts Howe in
Lemina sets the
seventh heaven Saints’ standard
Jose Mourinho announced he
would not be looking to sign any
forwards in the summer after
January signing Alexis Sanchez
(below) opened his Manchester
United scoring account.
“We have Mata, Lukaku,
Rashford, Martial, Alexis – I
don’t want attacking players,”
Mourinho insisted. “Rashford
can play on the left and the right,
Alexis the same. All of them
apart from Lukaku can play
from behind as the second
striker. Nobody [else] is
coming here.”
Mourinho also
praised the “desire”
of Paul Pogba, who
came on as a sub
after being left
out in favour of
academy graduate
Scott McTominay.
Claude Puel admitted his Leicester
side missed the attacking prowess
of AWOL Riyad Mahrez, who has
not been seen by the club since his
proposed move to Manchester City
collapsed last week.
“We created lots of chances with
quality and good combinations,
a good understanding. It was
amazing but without the final
clinical edge,” said Puel.
Federico Fernandez’s
header equalised Jamie
Vardy’s opener, earning the
point which lifted Swansea
out of the bottom three.
However, midfielder Leroy
Fer and striker Wilfried
Bony both suffered
season-ending injuries.
Fer ruptured his
Achilles tendon, while
Bony tore his anterior
cruciate ligament.
Aaron Cresswell
(right) urged West
Ham to “stick
together” after
they slipped back
into the relegation
mire amid a storm
of protest from travelling
fans calling for change in the
boardroom.
“It’s really tight down there,”
Cresswell said. “There are only a
few points separating the bottom
from the top 10. Lose one, and
you’re right back in it. We need to
pull in one direction now.”
A spectacular strike by
Jose Izquierdo helped secure
a priceless second win in 14
matches for Brighton, who have
now scored six of their 21 Premier
League goals against West Ham.
Glenn Murray and Pascal Gross
were the Seagulls’ other scorers.
Goals from Joshua King and Lys
Mousset stretched Bournemouth’s
unbeaten league run to seven
matches – their best ever in the top
flight – and manager Eddie Howe
said: “We’ve got a really good feel
about the group, a really good team
spirit and a lot of quality.
“It’s reminiscent of times gone by
when we’ve had the spirit to come
back from losing positions.”
Stoke were ahead for over an hour
after Xherdan Shaqiri headed them
in front, and manager Paul Lambert
said: “We looked so comfortable I
would have been disappointed to
draw, let alone lose.”
Lambert was thrilled with his
£14m transfer deadline signing
Badou Ndiaye (right).
“If he keeps that level
of performance he’s
going to be a hell of a
player,” he said.
Southampton’s first
win in 13 league
games left West
Bromwich Albion
rooted to the
bottom with just
one victory in 24.
It made the difference for
Saints between second bottom
and 14th place, and man-of-the
match Mario Lemina (above) said:
“Let’s hope we can build on this
momentum. This needs to be the
standard we set going forwards.”
Saints fell behind to an early
Ahmed Hegazi header. But
Lemina’s rocket and a Jack
Stephens header – the centreback’s third goal in successive
games – put them ahead at halftime. James Ward-Prowse’s freekick extended their lead and they
held out after Salomon Rondon
pulled one back for West Brom.
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ARSENAL 5-1 EVERTON
WATFORD v CHELSEA
Lookman’s Leipzig brilliance is just
what Allardyce doesn’t want to see
Conte urges patience in face
of trigger-happy owners
By Luke Brown
The timing could hardly have been
worse for Sam Allardyce. While his
lopsided Everton team were limping
to a heavy defeat by Arsène Wenger’s
freshly glossed Arsenal, Ademola
Lookman was celebrating a last-gasp
winner on his debut for RB Leipzig
away to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Some goal it was too. Chucked on as
a second-half substitute, the 20-yearold collected a pass from Naby Keïta
and drifted past two backpedalling
defenders before feathering an inchperfect low shot across the face of
goal, just beyond Tobias Sippel’s
dive. It was the first goal scored by an
Englishman in the Bundesliga since
Owen Hargreaves over a decade ago.
After Everton’s motley crew had
trudged miserably down the tunnel
at The Emirates, a grim-faced Allardyce was told of Lookman’s feat
by the assembled press pack. Did he
now regret his decision to send Lookman out on loan on the very last day
of the transfer window? Did he heck.
“I’ve got Yannick Bolasie, who
cost 30 million quid, and Theo Walcott, who cost 20 million quid, and
both have a lot more experience
than Lookman, so no. If you had put
him out there he wouldn’t have done
any better than the rest because the
whole team played crap.”
This season has seen Everton
splurge £182m on 16 players. But the
true cost runs even deeper in a club
that has lost direction, identity and
any sense of long-term planning.
Allardyce was parachuted in with
the simple task of keeping the club
clear of relegation and so has little
interest in developing the likes of
Lookman. Ditto Tom Davies, who
started the thrashing on the subs’
bench. Allardyce is a short-term fix
with short-term objectives, unwilling
to see beyond a player’s price tag and
what they can offer his nuts and bolts
team in the here and now.
And really, can anybody blame
him? He has made a career out of
being the right man at the wrong
time. He knows his hard-boiled
brand of football does not naturally
fit at Goodison Park, and that there is
precious little chance of his contract
extending beyond the 2018/19 season.
There is no personal reward for him
gambling on the likes of Lookman.
THE INDEPENDENT
Ademola Lookman is hugged by
Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl
after his debut winner REUTERS
Alex Iwobi waxed
lyrical about Arsenal
team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s home debut: “He’s
just an amazing player,”
Iwobi said after the winger
created three assists in the
5-1 win over Everton.
BURNLEY 1-1 MAN CITY
De Bruyne plans mini-break as hectic
schedule catches up with depleted City
By Tim Rich
When Kevin De Bruyne was asked
his plans after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at
Burnley he replied: “I am going away
and it doesn’t matter where.”
After their return from Turf Moor,
Manchester City’s players were given
four days off and will reconvene on
Thursday to prepare for the home
game against Leicester. It may be the
last significant break they have before the end of the season.
The return of the Champions
League is imminent and across Europe it is almost the only competition
still open. Bayern Munich, Barcelona
and Paris Saint-Germain have already won their own leagues with as
much conviction as Manchester City.
Only Serie A of the major European
leagues has still to decide its winner.
All those clubs bar Manchester City
will have enjoyed the benefits of a
winter break.
For De Bruyne and the rest of his
squad, these four days will represent the meagre English version of a
winter break. By not filling the City
bench, Guardiola was making a point
that however wealthy his club, resources are now looking thin. There
are not many squads that could eas-
It is very hard now
and we haven’t got any
players left so maybe
we do feel a little bit of
tiredness
ily absorb the loss of David Silva,
John Stones, Leroy Sane and Gabriel
Jesus. Perhaps they ought to have
paid Leicester’s eye-watering asking
price for Riyad Mahrez and accepted
the criticism that there is no point to
their academy if they are prepared
to pay £90-odd million to cover for
injuries.
However, Guardiola, his captain,
Vincent Kompany and De Bruyne
himself argued that the level of Manchester City’s play had not dipped.
“Sometimes, we play shit, we win 1-0
and you say how good Manchester
City is,” remarked Guardiola. “But
today I didn’t have the feeling that
things were not good.”
Burnley, on course for their best
top-flight finish since 1974, have now
taken points off each of the Premier
League’s top five. “We should have
won the game, it’s just the way it is
but nobody is complaining about
the way we played,” said De Bruyne,
reflecting on the combination of Raheem Sterling’s miss from two yards
and Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s
equaliser that cut City’s lead to a stilldistant 13 points. “It is very hard now
and we haven’t got any players left so
maybe we do feel a little bit of tiredness.” THE INDEPENDENT
By Miguel Delaney
Antonio Conte says Chelsea must
show “more patience” because of
a “totally changed” financial situation, and even said he would not
mind the dreaded vote of confidence from the Chelsea
hierarchy.
The manager’s future
has come under scrutiny
due to the connected unrest over transfer business, inconsistent results
and also the club’s general
history as regards coaches
under Roman Abramovich’s
ownership.
The Russian has been quick to dispense with managers and that willingness to change has almost been
perceived policy given that Chelsea
have still stayed at the top of the
game.
But Conte (above) pointed to how
it was more relevant at a time when
clubs are more willing to spend.
With his side lying in third, 18
points off Manchester City before tonight’s trip to Watford, he was asked
how many years it would take to
get Chelsea back to the top.
“I don't know this,” he
said. “Also because you
can see the other teams
are working very hard
to improve their squads.
It's not simple, not simple. I think a club like
Chelsea must have more
patience than other teams.
“Whoever knows football understands very well that now, we
need a lot of patience, to understand
a new situation and not complain, but
only be realistic. And be strong and to
work, work, work. Only through work
can you solve problems. Not by complaining or just by buying. To buy is
only one part of the problem.”
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SPORT
FOOTBALL
Kane joins the
century club at
the end of an
epic match-up
LIVERPOOL
Salah 3, 90+1
2
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Wanyama 80, Kane 90+5 pen
2
Sam
Cunningham
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
AT ANFIELD
Liverpool
Karius
Alexander- Lovren
Arnold
Van Dijk Robertson
Henderson
Can
Milner
Salah
Firmino
Mane
What a sensational conclusion to
an insatiable football game. What
pressure on Harry Kane to step up
Kane
and bury the equalising penalty,
five minutes into stoppage time,
Alli
Son
Eriksen
having missed one moments before, to bring up his 100th Premier
Dembele
Dier
League goal. What if Liverpool or
Tottenham could string any kind of
Davies Vertonghen Sanchez Trippier
consistency together?
What a final 15 minutes: a 25-yard
Lloris
equaliser from Victor Wanyama,
an almost-certain-wonder-goalTottenham Hotspur
of-a-winner from Mohamed Salah,
two Spurs penalties; one saved, one
Substitutions: Liverpool Wijnaldum (Henderson, 65),
Oxlade-Chamberlain (Mane, 65), Matip (Milner, 78);
scored. And breathe. Spurs manTottenham Lamela (Sanchez, 71), Wanyama (Dembele,
ager Mauricio Pochettino spoke in a
79), Llorente (Son, 90+2).
Booked: Liverpool Alexander-Arnold, Can, Milner;
hoarse whisper afterwards.
Tottenham Alli.
Man of the match Mohamed Salah.
Bids for the next batch of PreMatch rating 9/10.
mier League TV rights are due
Possession: Liverpool 34% Tottenham 66%.
Attempts on target: Liverpool 3 Tottenham 6.
in this week and this match alone
Referee J Moss (Sunderland). Attendance 53,213.
could have added a billion. Premier
League chief executive Richard
Scudamore has a strong hand: on
the one, a peerless Manchester City deal with a header down but when
playing pure football, on the other, the ball reached Eric Dier no-one
the erratic rest competing in com- expected him to play Salah through
pelling fashion.
on goal. The Egyptian looked almost
One minute Jurgen Klopp’s side embarrassed at his opponent’s misbeat City, the next they lose to Swan- taken generosity. Has no-one told
sea and West Brom. Pochettino is Dier that charity is supposed to begin
able to devise a system to complete- at home, not away? Salah, nonethely outplay Manchester
less, composed himself to
United, then four days
tuck the ball past Hugo
B
i
ds
for
later they fail to show up
Lloris for one of the easiest
the
next
batch
for the first 45 minutes at
of his 21 Premier League
Anfield. Too many what- of Premier
strikes and there are few —
ifs and almosts.
Kevin Phillips, Andy Cole,
League TV
Against each other rights are due Les Ferdinand and Alan
they condensed a season and this match Shearer — who have scored
of inconsistency into two
more in their first 25 tophalves, so the draw was alone could
flight matches.
probably a fair result. The have added a
For Tottenham’s Dier it is
first went to Liverpool, the billion
the continuation of a worrysecond Spurs, almost stoing trend. Last December
len from them in the dying
when Spurs played Manembers of a roaring match when chester City, his error let in Raheem
Salah wove between three Spurs Sterling to nutmeg Lloris and walk
players to score, five minutes after the ball in. Back in October his slip let
Kane missed from the spot.
Anthony Martial score a late ManThis was the exact same Spurs chester United winner. Now this, and
starting line-up as the one who all three coming away from home.
scored after 10.5 seconds against
Spurs were in a spin: not long
United in midweek — the same after conceding, Sanchez cleared
squad, bar Serge Aurier replacing the ball into Sadio Mane down LivKyle Walker-Peters on the bench — erpool’s left, sending him in behind
but it could have been a completely Tottenham’s defence and requiring
different set of players who were a Jan Vertonghen to desperately block
goal down within three minutes.
the low cross. Goalkeeper Lloris
Davinson Sanchez did not properly tried a chipped pass out wide from
the back that went out for LiverContrary to the first half, it was
pool’s throw-in.
all Spurs in the second, culminating
Dele Alli was at it again — booked in substitute Wanyama pinging the
for diving midway through the sec- ball into the top left corner with 10
ond half. Pochettino shook his head, minutes to play. If it had ended there
but there was no smidgen of doubt
it would’ve felt like a fair reflection
in this one. Alli, who did litof a pulsating affair. But the
tle in the first half, raced
game had other ideas.
into the box pursued by
Kane went to
Andrew Robertson
round Loris Karius
and went down just as
and a penalty was
Dejan Lovren came
awarded. Jonathan
Harry Kane’s 100
across but pulled out
Moss spent so long
Premier League
of making a tackle.
debating with his
goals came from 141
Liverpool’s defender
linesman if it was a
appearances
stood over the forlorn
penalty they may as
Alli and made clear what
well have referred to
he thought of the cheating.
VAR. Kane shot straight
There was a fierceness to
at Karius. Even worse for
a game between two sides
the England striker, Salah
who are in the elite’s secstruck so late it was
ond tier; potential title
surely over. Still the
candidates and in with
game provided more.
a shout for trophies in
Erik Lamela, a
recent seasons, but
second-half introMohamed Salah
without the budget of
duction, went down
is only the second
Liverpool player to
that top level, and aleasily under a brush
score 20 or more
ways facing the potenfrom Van Dijk and
goals
in
a
debut
tial of their finest being
Moss pointed to the
season
poached. Ben Davies got
spot once more, again
the ball but went through
after a lengthy discussion
Trent Alexander-Arnold hard
with his assistant.
early in the first half. Liverpool’s
Kane took his chance at redempyoung right-back reciprocated later tion for a century of top-flight
with a high challenge that could have strikes. Few would have come in
caused more damage than it did.
barmier circumstances.
100
2
‘We have to
accept it, we
can’t change it
– but it is really
hard to get’
» Continued from back page
into Virgil van Dijk. Virgil sees
him at the last moment. He stops
the movement but still touches
him. Lamela is already on the
way down. Ref says keep on going,
linesman makes the decision,
that’s how it is, that’s what
everybody saw.
“It’s clear in these situations
the opposition wants to go down,
wants to cause these type of
problems, but we have to accept
it, I can’t change it. But it’s really
hard to get.
“It was obviously not his day
because the first penalty is one
of the clearest offside decisions I
saw so far.
“In a moment I don’t know
who played the pass, but in the
moment the ball left the foot of
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RUGBY UNION
Mohamed Salah
reacts as Spurs
players celebrate
Victor Wanyama’s
goal GETTY
Halfpenny shines as
Wales send warning
McInally blames
errors for Scots’
capitulation
By Sam Peters
By Andrew Baldock
If anyone associated with England
believed they only needed to turn up
next weekend to overcome injurydepleted Wales, they will have had a
rude awakening on day one of the Six
Nations. Warren Gatland’s side did
not merely beat Scotland in Cardiff,
they humiliated them.
The 34-7 margin of victory could
and should have been even greater as
Wales, shorn of eight British & Irish
Lions through injury, handed the
Scots a brutal rugby lesson. It sets
up a potentially seismic encounter at
Twickenham next Saturday.
“I think it is a mouthwatering fixture now,” Gatland said. “Not many
people expected us to come through
as we did today and hopefully people Leigh Halfpenny added two tries to a
will sit up and take notice.
faultless performance with the boot
“Since I’ve been involved we have
had some big performances, good appearance for his country. Those
results and big victories there so it is who stepped in for the injured Lions
not a place we are afraid to go away did the grunt work.
to. It is a great ground and we will go
Cory Hill was a hugely effective
there with confidence and self-belief partner for the mighty Alun Wyn
and hopefully we will get something.” Jones in the second row. The back
Gregor Townsend’s much-fancied row of Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi
side were sent home to think
and Ross Moriarty made a
again as Scotland faced
mockery of those who
the crushing reality of
thought the loss of Toby
yet another false dawn.
Faletau, Sam WarburIt was hard to conton and Justin Tipuric
clude the Scots did
would be too much
Scarlets players in
anything other than
for any side to bear,
Warren Gatland’s
choke under the preswhile
half-backs Rhys
starting XV for
sure of expectation.
Patchell and Gareth
Wales, including all
But it was Wales who
Davies brought their
three scorers
applied the pressure in
Scarlets form to the inthe most intense, precise
ternational stage.
and damaging manner.
Hadleigh Parkes, on his secFull-back Leigh Halfpenny pro- ond appearance, looked a seasoned
duced a faultless solo performance international at inside centre while
to silence those calling for him to be wingers Josh Adams, on debut, and
dropped, while the supporting cast Steff Evans both enjoyed fine games.
stepped up to play starring roles in
Davies sprinted 70 metres to open
an uplifting bonus-point victory.
the scoring after he intercepted a
Halfpenny’s haul of 24 points – two wayward pass from Ali Price in the
tries, four conversions and two penal- seventh minute. Evans scored Wales’
ties – marked perhaps his finest per- brilliant fourth try midway through
formance in a Wales shirt on his 75th the second half. THE INDEPENDENT
Stuart McInally says
Scotland’s capitulation in
Cardiff was “a bitter pill to
swallow”.
Scotland arrived at the
Principality Stadium scenting
a first victory in the Welsh
capital since 2002, having
crushed Australia earlier
this season and ran world
champions New Zealand close.
But optimism was quickly
replaced by damage limitation
as Wales scored two converted
tries during the opening 12
minutes and then ran out
34-7 victors, with Scotland
restricted to a late Peter
Horne try that Finn Russell
converted for their only scoring
contribution.
France head to Murrayfield
next Sunday, and the Scots
have to regroup quickly or their
Six Nations campaign could
collapse into a complete state
of disrepair. “We spoke so much
during the week about coming
down [to Cardiff] and winning,”
Scotland hooker McInally said.
“It is a bitter pill to swallow.
A lot of the points they scored
were our doing, our errors, so
that is something we need to
look at ourselves – how do we
get better on that front.
“It was 14-0 after 14 minutes
– something like that – but the
tries they got were two errors
from us. They didn’t have to
work too hard for them. They
got an intercept where we
just set up our carrier really
wide, and then [Gareth] Davies
picked that off.
“There was not too much
panic at that point because
it was all our doing, and that
is the most frustrating thing.
Credit to Wales, they played
really well.”
10
the Tottenham player, Harry
and congratulate them. It’s a difKane is offside. Nobody touches it
ficult job for them.
apart from Dejan. My defence put
“Harry Kane’s [penalty], if
him offside. That’s good
Lovren not touch the ball
defending.”
it’s clearly offside, but the
T
h
ey
Tottenham manager
moment Lovren touch
showed the
Mauricio Pochettino
the ball it’s not offside
completely disagreed
it’s
on.
character that
and claimed that the
“And then the second
they did. It is
officials were right on
it’s clear how Van Dijk
true in that
both counts. He praised
kicked Lamela inside the
moment
it
was
Moss for awarding two
box. It’s not controverdifficult to see sial, it’s not polemic, it’s
penalties so late in the
if they were
game against Liverpool
nothing wrong.”
right
at Anfield.
Though Kane missed
“I congratulate them,”
the first penalty, he burPochettino said. “Beied the second to bring
cause they showed the characup his 100th Premier League
ter that they showed. It’s true
strike. Salah’s double had
in that moment it was difficult
moved him level with Kane
to know if they were right
as the top-flight’s top scorer
and then in the changon 21, but Kane’s strike
ing room I confirmed
moved him on to 22 for
that they were right
the season.
in every single
“He’s one of the
decision.
best strikers,” Po“I decide a long
chettino said. “He
time ago to stop
was calm. He can
complaining
miss a penalty or a
about the refechance but he has
ree, but I think
the personality to
when they are
score 100 Premier
right and show
League goals, is
character, I
because you have
think it’s imporbig, big balls. If not
tant to recognise
it’s so difficult.”
WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS
Hat-trick hero Hunter leads England to victory
By Sports Staff
Captain Sarah Hunter scored three
tries as defending champions England defeated Italy 42-7 in their
Women’s Six Nations opener in Reggio Emilia.
After the teams went in at halftime with the score level at 7-7, the
Italians having replied to Sarah
Bern’s early try through a Valentina
Ruzza effort, England powered to
a bonus-point victory, crossing six
more times.
As well as Hunter’s hat-trick,
Poppy Cleall, Abigail Dow and Ellie
Kildunne also crossed the whitewash. Katy Daley-Mclean, who converted two of the seven tries, had put
England back in front with a penalty.
Hunter said: “After half time, fair
play to the girls, we delivered a better performance, it still isn’t where
we need it to be but for the first game
of the Six Nations, coming here and
getting a bonus point win was really
important for us.
“We’ll go away in the week and
we’ll certainly have some things to
work on and review in order.”
England’s second match of the
tournament will be at home to Wales
– who narrowly beat Scotland 18-17
in their first game on Friday night –
next Saturday.
Ireland suffered a heavy defeat in
their Six Nations opener, losing 24-0
to France at Stade Ernest Wallon.
After Jessy Tremouliere’s early
penalty came back off the posts for
the home side, Cyrielle Banet, Jade
Le Pesq and Tremouliere crossed
for France’s 17-0 lead at half-time. Le
Pesq added one more try after the
break, before Ireland threatened in
vain to get on the scoreboard.
Sarah Hunter scored a hat-trick of
tries in England’s victory in Italy
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SPORT
RUGBY UNION
Seven up for
England as
Simmonds
adds sparkle
Nations title. Simmonds’s late try
was wide out, through a broken field,
the first an explosive blast away
from
a line-out secured by Courtney
ENGLAND
Tries Watson 2, Farrell, Simmonds 2,
Lawes and protected on the ground
46
Ford, Nowell; Cons Farrell 4; Pen Farrell
by the reassuringly substantial
girth of Mako Vunipola. For both,
the 23-year-old was decisive and
accurate, and these qualities were
mirrored in enough moves orchestrated by playmakers George Ford
RUGBY UNION
and Owen Farrell to keep a battling
CORRESPONDENT
AT STADIO OLIMPICO
Italy forever at bay.
When Sam Simmonds scampered
The Bath wing Anthony Watson
away from a bunch of floundering also scored twice – “he got the
blue jerseys for the second of his two Maserati out of the car park today,”
tries with five minutes to go here in purred Eddie Jones, the England
Rome, he was engulfed in hugs and head coach – but they came either
hirsuteness by his Exeter clubside of the latest injury blow to a top
mates, props Harry Wilplayer that will require an
liams and Alec Hepburn.
alteration to Jones’s previIt was Simmonds’s first
ous approach.
appearance in the Six
Watson’s 14th try in
Nations Champion29 Tests arrived in
ship, and his pace
under three minutes,
Tackles made by
and elan offered a
after Dan Cole applied
Sam Simmonds
fascinating alternapressure
in a scrum to
– the most by an
tive to the bulkier
earn a penalty for a
England player; he
bullishness of injured
collapse, and the resultalso made the most
metres
No 8s Billy Vunipola
ing line-out in the Italy 22
and Nathan Hughes, as
was secured by Maro Itoje,
well as highlighting the mix
and transferred immediately
of power and incision
via Mako Vunipola to Ben
England have made
Youngs.
their hallmark, and
The recalled Ben
which the Italian
Te’o carried the ball in
pack lacked.
the direct fashion he
Victories for
Overall, England
had been picked for,
England in Eddie
did enough by scorand that allowed Ford
Jones’s 24 Test
ing seven tries to
and
Farrell to loop
matches as head
two to overhaul the
left to right, behind a
coach
remarkable first-day
screening run by Mike
effort by Wales against
Brown, and feed May, who
Scotland, and take top spot
put Watson in at the corner.
in the opening-weekend table, which
Watson’s next effort also involved
makes the meeting of English and May raiding dangerously from his
Welsh at Twickenham next Satur- left-wing posting, but in between
day one to relish in anticipation..
England had Youngs carried off after
England will go into it quietly sat- the scrum-half twisted his left knee,
isfied with this first hit-out in their trapped under a tackle as he cleared
bid to land a third successive Six a ruck. Ligament damage was the
ITALY
Tries Benvenuti, Bellini;
Conversion Allan; Penalty Allan
Clockwise from
main picture: Jack
Nowell scores
England’s seventh
try, Anthony
Watson crosses
for his first, Ben
Youngs receives
treatment for a
knee ligament
injury PA, GETTY
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Godwin
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Matrix
The stories you
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TENNIS
Kvitova claims
St Petersburg title
Petra Kvitova landed the St
Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy title
with a 6-1,6-2 victory over defending
champion Kristina Mladenovic. It
made it 21 career WTA titles for
Kvitova, who was appearing in a
final for the first time since winning
the Aegon Classic in June – a
triumph which came just six months
on from her sustaining careerthreatening hand injuries when
she was attacked with a knife by an
intruder at her home.
immediate fear expressed by Jones,
who has hitherto preferred to have
only two scrum-halves in his core
squad. As the Aussie boss spoke
post-match of a “kicking scrumhalf” being called up, the indication
was that Saracens’ Richard Wigglesworth would be Youngs’ stand-in.
Danny Care came on for Youngs
to draw level with Matt Dawson on
77 as the nation’s most-capped No 9,
and Watson’s split-second shimmy
of the hips and hitch-kick burned off
Italy centre Tommaso Boni for 10-0.
But this was no capitulation and
although Italy were extending a woeful Six Nations sequence to one win
in 21 matches since they beat Ireland
at the end of the 2013 Championship,
a try in each half by the wings Tommaso Benvenuti and Mattia Bellini
was an improvement on just six in
the entire tournament in 2017.
Italy forced England to backpedal
at times with direct running, and a
possibly worry for Jones and his assistant Paul Gustard was the whitejerseyed back three not always
coping with the brief of pushing in
and trusting their pace to cover the
15 metres from the end of the defensive line to the touchline.
There may also have been a lingering question over the left arm Farrell
flung round Tommaso Allan’s neck
England did enough
after the home fly-half’s long, lobbed
by scoring seven tries to
scoring pass to Benvenuti had been
overhaul the remarkable
made, although mostly the match
Wales effort against Scotland was free of the rancour that sur-
CYCLING
Pidcock fades at cyclocross worlds
Tom Pidcock suffered mechanical
problems as he failed to build
on his 2017 Cyclocross
Junior World
Championship title.
Pidcock, competing
in the under-23 event,
faded to 15th position
on a muddy course in
Valkenburg-Limburg
in the Netherlands.
Belgium’s Wout Van
Aert won the men’s elite
race, claiming his third straight
world title. His compatriot Sanne
Cant won the women’s race.
On Saturday, Briton Evie
Richards (left) won the
women’s Under-23 world
title, after collapsing on
the finish line. Richards,
who won in 2016 and was
third last year, recovered
to stand on the podium
after spending time in the
medical tent. Ben Tulett,
also of Britain, won the men’s
junior race.
BOXING
Olympic place under
threat, says Bach
Boxing’s place at the 2020 Olympic
Games could be in jeopardy,
International Olympic Committee
president Thomas Bach has said.
The IOC executive board has
expressed its disapproval with
the governance of Aiba, amateur
boxing’s world governing body,
with Bach saying he is “extremely
worried”. The IOC was “not
satisfied” with a report prepared
by Aiba on its governance, finance,
refereeing and anti-doping issues.
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IRELAND
Jones hails his pack and
‘freakish’ No 8 debutant
By Hugh Godwin
rounded last year’s “Fox”-invested
tactics of mucking around without
rucks.
When Farrell darted through a gap
for England’s third try, and added his
first conversion, England were 17-7
up with 25 minutes gone. Mako Vunipola’s hands in a ruck allowed Allan a
simple three points just before halftime, but a serious threat to England’s superiority never arose.
Flanker Renato Giammarioli hinted at the almighty squeeze being applied on Italy in the scrums, keeping
the ball in with his hand in a panic to
give Farrell a penalty on 46 minutes.
And the game was up with only just
more than three quarters played,
when Simmonds made his first scoring blast and, after Bellini’s try, a
lovely piece of inter-passing between
Farrell and Ford gave the latter his
sixth try in 41 Tests, and England
their fifth in this one.
As Jones emptied his bench, and
gave Watson a few minutes switched
to his club position of full-back, Jack
Nowell finished the job from Ford’s
lavish long pass off his left hand, and
Simmonds’s quick link.
LEEDS UNITED
RUGBY UNION
Leeds part company
with Christiansen
Thomas Christiansen has been
sacked as manager of Leeds
United after just eight months in
charge. Leeds, who are 10th in the
Championship, were thrashed 4-1 at
Elland Road by Cardiff on Saturday.
Two weeks ago they suffered a
painful home defeat to Millwall and
last month they were knocked from
the FA Cup by League Two outfit
Newport County. Christiansen was
appointed last June but results
dipped after a promising start.
One of the earliest pledges made
by England’s head coach Eddie
Jones when he took the job just
over two years ago was to fashion
a scrum that would lead the world,
and the voluble Australian was
highly satisfied with what he saw
in his side’s 46-15 win to open
their bid for the third Six Nations
Championship title of his tenure.
“I don’t think we’ve scrummed
as well as that in the time I’ve been
in charge of England,” Jones said
after his pack laid the platform for
a victory of seven tries, including
two each for the Bath wing Ant
Watson and Exeter No 8 Sam
Simmonds.
“We were completely dominant
and that’s English rugby. When
the game broke up at the end we
were able to score tries, with some
lovely ball movement. Defensively
we made a couple of errors and
Italy were able to capitalise on
them but they’re something we
can work on and fix. It wasn’t
perfect but it was very, very
positive.”
England lost Ben Youngs to a
serious-looking knee ligament
injury, and the long-serving
Leicester scrum-half will
certainly miss next Saturday’s
second Championship match at
home to Wales.
Otherwise there were no new
injury worries and although
Italy managed a try in each half
by wings Tommaso Benvenuti
and Mattia Bellini, the obvious
highlights were the blasting
tries scored at high pace by the
23-year-old Simmonds in his
fourth Test and first Six Nations
start.
“Simmonds is a good young lad
with a great set of skills,” said
Jones. “If he was a cricketer, he
would be playing 20-20.”
Simmonds’ Exeter clubmate Jack Nowell, who scored
England’s seventh try, said: “He is
a bit of a freak, Simmo, isn’t he? He
is up there with one of the quickest
I have played with. His backside is
where the power comes from.”
And the speed theme continued
as Jones rated Watson and
Jonny May as, “close to being the
Murphy: Tigers deserved to lose
Leicester coach Geordan Murphy
accepted that his side simply
were not good enough
to retain their AngloWelsh Cup title as they
crashed to a 50-28
defeat to Wasps at the
Ricoh Arena.
The Tigers needed
to win and score an
unrealistic 13 tries to
progress to the semi-finals
but they only managed four
and were convincingly beaten.
“It’s incredibly disappointing to
concede that many points today as
we made huge errors, and it
was concerning how easily
they scored,” Murphy
(left) said. “They always
looked more powerful
and finished clinically.
“However, we enjoyed the
competition and it was a
great performance from the
youngsters at Bath when we
lost 33-31 but ultimately we didn’t
deserve to go through.”
Italy v England
Sexton’s late
goal gives
us belief,
says Murray
ITALY
Minozzi
Benvenuti
Bellini
15
14
11
13 Boni
12 Castello
9 Violi
10
Allan
8
7
6
Parisse
Giammarioli
5
4
Budd
Negri
Zanni
3
2
1
Ferrari
Ghiraldini
Lovotti
1
2
M Vunipola
Hartley
3
Cole
5
4
Itoje
Launchbury
6
7
8
Lawes
Simmonds
Robshaw
9 B Youngs
Ford 10
Farrell 12
13 Te’o
11
May
15
Brown
14
Watson
ENGLAND
Replacements: Italy Quaglio (Lovotti, 41), Mbanda
(Giammarioli, 50), Bigi (Ghiraldini, 54), Biagi (Budd, 61),
Gori (Violi, 63), Hayward (Castello, 73), Canna (Allan, 73).
England Care (Youngs, 10), George (Hartley, 54),
Williams (Cole, 54), Kruis (Lawes, 59), Joseph (Te’o,
59), Nowell (Brown, 61), Sunderhill (Robshaw, 67),
Hepburn (Vunipola, 73).
Referee M Raynal (France).
quickest wingers in the world”.
England received pats on the
back in the changing room from
James Bond star and rugby fan
Daniel Craig, while Jones planned
an unaccustomed training session
today to help prepare for Wales.
Italy boss Conor O’Shea
declared himself proud and angry.
He said: “I’m proud because I
think we saw a team with a lot of
potential that played some good
rugby against a great side.
“What annoyed me against a
team that is No 2 in the world is
we caused them a lot of problems
with the ball, and I hate sitting
here at the moment because we
have lost and it’s another statistic
but in terms of what we are
creating, going forward, I have a
lot of hope.”
CRICKET
India beat Proteas –
after break for lunch
India stormed to a nine-wicket
victory at Centurion after bowling
South Africa out for their lowest
one-day international score on
home soil – but there was a bizarre
conclusion to the match. India were
cruising towards a 2-0 lead in the
six-match series at 117 for 1 when,
with just two more runs needed from
31 overs for victory, the umpires
led the teams off for lunch. After a
40-minute break, Virat Kohli hit the
winning runs off the ninth ball.
By Nick Purewal
Ireland’s self-belief will hit new
heights after Saturday’s last-gasp
triumph over France in Paris,
according to Conor Murray.
Johnny Sexton’s nerveless
added-time drop-goal sealed
Ireland’s 15-13 victory at the Stade
de France, leaving Murray heaping the plaudits on his half-back
partner.
Ireland had nearly 40 phases of possession before Sexton
(below) landed the winning goal
in the third minute of added time,
after Teddy Thomas’s
converted try had
stunned the visitors and stolen
Les Bleus the
late 13-12 lead.
“It’s huge,”
Murray said.
“It was so important for us
to get a win here,
and it means we can
refocus on the next game
against Italy. If we were to lose, it
would change the complexion of
our entire Six Nations, everyone
knows that.”
Ireland can roll into three
successive home matches now,
with Italy, Wales and Scotland
all heading to Dublin, before the
Twickenham showdown against
England on March 17.
As Ireland nudged upfield,
inching further into French territory at the death on Saturday,
Murray admitted he and Sexton
exchanged no words in setting up
the drop-goal attempt.
Instead, Murray revealed a
simple flick of Sexton’s eyebrows
proved enough for both British
and Irish Lions half-backs to know
what was coming next.
“You can judge by his body language. I knew when he struck it,
it had the legs. They are the moments you’ll remember for ever,
when you’re just ecstatic. It was a
surreal moment, but great.”
» Wales crush Scotland, p53
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Concern over
North Korean
drug-testing
in run-up to
Olympics
Exclusive
By Hugo Lowell
Serious concerns have been raised
over the participation of North
Koreans at the forthcoming Winter
Olympics after it emerged just one
athlete had undergone a doping test
in the final four months of last year.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last month approved
some 22 athletes from North Korea
to take part in three sports at the
PyeongChang Games, with 12 set to
play alongside their southern counterparts in a unified hockey team.
But in a situation described as
problematic by a senior member
of the World Anti-Doping Agency
(Wada), i can reveal the pre-Games
testing for North Korea has been
one of the lowest ever for a nation
competing at the Olympics. Figures
obtained from the IOC and other
international federations show that
between September and December,
only one test was carried out on a
North Korean athlete in ice hockey,
while no tests were done at all in skiing or skating.
That compares to the 15 doping
» Continued on p48
Sport
Wham, bam, Sam
Simmonds scores
twice on Six Nations
debut as England
romp to victory
» Italy 15-46 England, p54-55
05.02.18
P50
FOOTBALL
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Milivojevic on
the spot to
salvage point
for Palace
P51
TENNIS
Britain lose in
Davis Cup but
new star is born
in Norrie
Klopp furious after Spurs
awarded two late penalties
Kane misses one then scores one to bring up his 100th Premier League goal
By Sam Cunningham
AT ANFIELD
P47
RACING
Edwulf back
from the dead
to win Irish
Gold Cup
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
was furious with the officials after
they awarded Tottenham two late
penalties in their draw last night.
Referee Jonathan Moss twice consulted in-depth with his linesman
Eddie Smart over two major decisions. First in the 86th minute when
Harry Kane (right) was brought
down by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris
Karius after there were questions
over whether he was offside. Kane
missed the penalty and Mohamed
Salah appeared to have scored a
stoppage-time winner until a second spot kick was awarded for a
collision between Virgil van Dijk
and Erik Lamela.
“If I would say what I think I
would pay the biggest fine
in world football,” Klopp
said after the 2-2 draw.
“That makes absolutely no
sense. I have no problem
with making mistakes
but it should not be on
purpose. You want
to make the decision, if you don’t
see it, step aside. I thought in the
situation with the first penalty they
were discussing and I saw the
linesman saying he had no idea.
That’s what I saw [in his] body
language.
“The second one, how sad.
In the 93rd minute, you
whistle a penalty [only]
when you are 100 per
cent sure. There were
no incidents in the box
apart from the Dele
Alli situation [booked
for diving] and it was obvious. It was
clear in a situation like the opposition side wants to go down, want to
cause these types of problems. But
how is that? We have to accept it. But
it’s really hard.
“First half I think a lot of moments
when it could’ve been a free kick the
ref said today, ‘OK that’s the game,
that’s allowed.’ And the softest touch
in the whole game decides the game.
It’s not a penalty.”
He added: “Lamela was running
» Continued on p52
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