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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
100 years of
votes for women
Caroline Criado-Perez and
Alice Wroe on the legacy
P15
The stories
behind the
original fight
The chill
factor
P5
Frankenstein
P30
P26
Number 2,247
P6
The science
behind
Mary Shelley’s
monster
PLUS
TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
Now Trump takes
a swipe at NHS
Rees-Mogg
emerges
as rebel
in chief
» Arch-Brexiteer launches an
inflammatory attack on the
Chancellor and Prime Minister
» Hammond must take blame for
Treasury officials ‘fiddling figures’,
claims leading Eurosceptic MP
» Rising Tory leadership contender
also says that May doesn’t appear
to be enjoying the job
P9
News.co.uk
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Has North
Korea
really come
in from
the cold?
East Coast railway
on the brink of
collapse, admits
Grayling
P4
INSIDE GUIDE HORSE TO THE RESCUE
Kevin
Garside
on the
Busby
Babes
Kim Sengupta
P23
P13
I TV & RADIO
P28
I PUZZLES
P51
P44
I RACING
P48
The
News
Matrix
RETAIL
Why is there
a twist in our
tale about a
prehistoric
spider?
See p.21
The day at
a glance
JUSTICE
TUESDAY
6
FEBRUARY
Quote of the day
No one can earn a million
dollars honestly
WILLIAM JENNINGS
BRYAN
CONSUMER
Anniversaries
Saturday 6 Feb 1971
The US astronaut Alan
Shepard becomes the first
man to hit a golf ball on
the Moon. Using a ball and
club head he had smuggled
inside his space suit on
to Apollo 14, he drove two
balls, as he put it, “miles
and miles and miles”.
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COURTS
GERMANY
Neo-Nazi guilty of
gay pride attack plot
New-found section
of Berlin Wall listed
One of the four ringleaders of the
£14m Hatton Garden jewellery
raid has died in jail. Terry Perkins,
69, of Enfield, north London, was
serving seven years for his role in the
burglary. He died of natural causes
at Belmarsh Prison yesterday,
just a week after he was ordered to
pay back £6.5m. PAGE 7
A neo-Nazi who plotted a machete
attack at a gay pride event has
been convicted of a terror offence.
Ethan Stables, 20, intended to kill
revellers at the New Empire pub
in Barrow, Cumbria, Leeds Crown
Court heard. He was found guilty of
crimes including preparing an act of
terrorism and will be sentenced later.
A newly discovered remnant of the
Berlin Wall was given protected
status yesterday, on the day that the
wall had been open for as long as it
divided Berlin: 28 years, two months
and 26 days. An amateur historian
found the 260ft (80m) stretch of wall
and reported it because of concerns
about its condition. PAGE 21
Aldi has recalled 38,000 packs of
its frozen mixed vegetables after a
grandmother said she found half a
rat inside one. Pat Bateman, 60, of
Liskeard, Cornwall, had just fed her
two-year-old granddaughter when
she noticed something “out of place”
in the pack. The discount retailer
offered her £500 compensation.
SCIENCE
FRANCE
NATURE
SOCIETY
Rats return favours,
just like humans do
Amazon pays up
to settle tax case
Queen’s Windsor
swans hit by bird flu
Gender diversity
‘higher than thought’
Rats help each other out in return
for favours in a similar way to
humans, research suggests. In
tests at St Andrews University, the
rodents were found to groom foodproviders more often than partners
who had refused to help. In addition,
the rats offered more food to those
who cleaned them.
Amazon has reached a deal with
French authorities to pay $250m
(£177m) in back taxes. The online
retailer was asked in 2012 to pay the
amount on its earnings from 20062010. Last year, it reached a similar
deal with Italian officials to settle a
€100m (£83m) dispute over its tax
liabilities from 2011-15.
More than 20 swans on the Queen’s
estate at Windsor are thought to
have died of bird flu. The Queen
technically owns all unmarked mute
swans in open water in Britain.
David Barber, the Queen’s Swan
Marker, said 20 more of the flock,
which averages 200 birds, were ill
and also expected to die. PAGE 19
The number of US teenagers who
self-identify using non-traditional
gender terms is far higher than was
previously thought. A study of more
than 80,000 pupils found that nearly
3 per cent did not always refer to
themselves as the sex they were
assigned at birth, Nic Rider of the
University of Minnesota found.
NATURE
The List
The deadliest
jobs in Britain
Alien
invasions
Up to 16 per cent of Earth’s species could qualify as ‘alien invaders’, and if they
invade new regions their impact can often be difficult to predict. A study by
University College London found that the number of newly emerging alien
species — those never before encountered in a particular habitat — was still rising
and posed a major challenge to global health and biosecurity.
The 10 invasive species which pose the biggest risks in Britain, and where they originate from
(based on their likelihood of establishment and impact on native biodiversity over the next 10 years)
Farming is the deadliest job in the
UK, with 193 fatalities recorded
since 2010 – an average of 24 per
year. It is thought that tending to
cattle, using heavy machinery and
frequently working at height are
all contributory factors, according
to the Health and Safety Executive.
These are the jobs with the most
fatalities since 2010:
1 Farming, below (193)
2 Building construction (125)
3 Roofing and scaffolding (76)
4 Lorry driving (45)
5 Collecting non-hazardous
waste (30)
6 Joinery and painting (29)
7 Vehicle maintenance
and repair (28)
8 Electrical, plumbing and other
installations (28)
9 Civil engineering (20)
China
Asian longhorn
beetle
Asian hornet
North America
American lobster
Sub-Saharan
Africa
South-east
Europe
African
sacred ibis
Quagga mussel
American
watermilfoil
SOURCE: HEALTH AND SAFETY
EXECUTIVE; ADZUNA
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
Asia-Pacific
Round goby
Raccoon
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Up to 40 Homebase stores
could be closed by its Australian
owner, putting 2,000 jobs at risk.
Wesfarmers paid £340m for the DIY
chain in early 2016 and has been
rebranding the stores under the
Bunnings name. Losses may reach
£97m in the first half of 2018. PAGE 41
Aldi recalls frozen
Hatton Garden raid
ringleader dies in jail veg after rat find
Birthdays
Alice Eve, actress, 36; Rick
Astley, pop singer, 52;
Calum Best, model, 37;
Simone Lahbib, actress,
53; Jimmy Tarbuck (below),
comedian, 78; Mike Batt,
singer-songwriter, 78
2,000 Homebase
jobs under threat
Asian shore crab
16%
the percentage of all species
on Earth that could qualify as
potential alien species
Brush-clawed
shore crab
WORDS: FLORENCE SNEAD GRAPHIC: NICK COLES
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NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
i TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
3
Letter from the
Women’s Editor
ThePage3Profile
UNITED STATES
JAY AJAYI, BRITISH SUPER BOWL CHAMPION
Seles’ ex-husband in
property tax mess
Heather Saul
The billionaire husband of former
tennis champion Monica Seles
is refusing to pay his taxes until
officials deal with an invasion of
Canada geese at his holiday home.
Tom Golisano tried spraying
repellent and even posting a decoy
wolf at his property in South Bristol,
New York state, but nothing has yet
dispersed the birds and they have
covered it in droppings.
Women who changed
the world for the better
GERMANY
‘Witches’ sought
after girl is scalded
Police are hunting two revellers
dressed as witches after a German
teenager suffered serious scalds
when she was dunked in a cauldron
of boiling water. Officers in the town
of Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg,
said the “witches” selected an
18-year-old from the crowd during
a carnival parade and held her over
the cauldron, but her legs went in up
to her knees.
ANIMALS
Zoo vulture mauled
to death by lions
Who is this flying the flag for the UK?
It’s Jay Ajayi. He may not be a
household name over here, but
across the pond the American
football player is a major-league star.
Isn’t that a baseball metaphor?
Well, yes, but Ajayi is enjoying the
fame regardless. The 24-year-old
Briton plays for the Philadelphia
Eagles, who triumphed at Sunday’s
Super Bowl, one of the world’s
biggest sporting events. The Eagles
won the tournament for first time
in their 84-year history, beating
the New England Patriots 41-33 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
And how did it feel to be on the
winning team?
Draped in a Union Jack flag after
the game, Ajayi was philosophical.
“God always has a
plan,” he mused.
“You never
That’s very nice for them. But it’s not
really “football”, is it?
It is for Ajayi. The running back, who
wears the No 26 shirt, was born in
the UK and raised in Manor House,
north London, before moving to the
US with his family when he was
seven. A decade later, he embarked
on a career in gridiron. At the
weekend, he became only the
fifth British-born player to bask
in Super Bowl glory.
really know... where the road is going
to lead, but the final destination
was always to be a Super Bowl
champion.” He said he was “so
grateful” to be playing for the Eagles
and described them as “true family”.
He added: “Hopefully, it will inspire
some people, just from the journey,
from the challenges I’ve been
through, the adversity. To be able to
touch and kiss that trophy… is the
greatest feeling in the world. I’m so
blessed. I pray that someone is
inspired by it.”
Has he always been this good?
No. Ajayi has enjoyed a dramatic
improvement on the pitch since
he was unexpectedly traded
by the struggling Miami
Dolphins and signed for
the Eagles earlier this
season. Now the Arsenal
fan is basking in his team’s
victory. In London, his
mother, Kemi, said she was
“very proud” of her son and
described his achievement
as “truly awesome”.
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A griffon vulture was mauled to
death by lions at Colchester Zoo
when a flying display went wrong.
Spectators saw a trainer release
the 22-year-old bird, called Yatsey,
but it landed on netting above the
lion enclosure. One of the lions
caught and injured it before it was
retrieved. Keepers thought it could
be treated but it died of shock on the
way to a vet on Sunday.
CULTURE
Klingon delegation
visits Stockholm
A Swedish theatre with an eye on
the nerd market is hosting a Klingon
delegation seeking to promote
tourism to Qo’nos, the home planet
of the warriors from Star Trek. The
event at Stockholm’s Turteatern
shows off the best of the race’s
culture, including opera, martial
arts and culinary delights such as
gagh – well-seasoned live worms
– and blood wine.
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Today marks 100 years since women
over 30 and all men over 21 won the
right to vote. In 2018, we have a female
Prime Minister and more than 30 per
cent of MPs are women, which was
unthinkable a century ago when not a
single woman sat in Parliament.
But it is worth remembering
that this marks only the centenary
of partial suffrage. It took another
decade before women could vote on
the same terms as men. Some British
citizens, and others around the world,
remain disenfranchised.
The artist and historian Alice
Wroe would rather that we saved
our celebrations for 2028. In 2018,
she writes on page 15, we should
also remember the pain felt by the
working-class and young women who
were once again denied their right to
vote after putting everything on the
line for their sister suffragettes.
But, as campaigner Caroline
Criado-Perez points out (also on p15),
the Representation of the People Act
1918 more than doubled the size of the
electorate to 21 million, which for the
first time included 8.5 million women.
As well as enfranchising millions of
women, more than 5 million men
suddenly became eligible too. This
paved the way for major social change,
and a second Act 10 years later gave
men and women equal voting rights.
It is also important that we
remember the full history of this day,
not the edited version. On pages 26-27
we profile suffragettes and activists
who have been forgotten, including
an Indian princess whose militant
campaigning horrified the Royal
Family, and a disabled woman who
was undeterred by police abuse.
We also look at the events that led
to working-class men getting the vote,
as well as the men who supported the
women’s suffrage movement both in
Parliament and behind the scenes.
The Representation of the People
Act propelled the ongoing fight for
gender parity. But as recent sexual
harassment scandals, a stubborn
gender pay gap and the imbalance of
men and women in top jobs shows,
there is still work to do. You can find
more coverage of the anniversary,
including events in your area and
readers’ stories of the first time they
voted, at inews.co.uk/tag/vote100/
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NEWS
TRANSPORT
East Coast rail franchise on brink of collapse
By Trevour Mason
Stagecoach’s contract to run the
East Coast Mainline rail franchise
will end earlier than expected after
the Government said the operator
had “got its numbers wrong”.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said Stagecoach would continue
running the London to Edinburgh
line only for “a small number of
months”. The Transport Secretary
said the option of the Department
for Transport operating the service
was “very much on the table” and
would be considered against Stagecoach continuing to operate services
on the line on a “short-term, not-forprofit basis”.
He told MPs the franchise had
breached a “key financial covenant”
but stressed that the business would
continue to operate “as usual with
no impact on services or staff on the
East Coast”.
“But it does mean I need to put in
place in the very near future a successor arrangement to operate this
railway and to end the current contract,” he said.
He said he had “not yet made a
decision on the successor operator to run the East Coast railway”
and that there “is no question of
anyone receiving a bailout”. He was
also criticised for extending Virgin trains West Coast franchise for
an additional year. Labour former
transport secretary Lord Adonis
last night accused Chris Grayling of
“another unjustified bailout” of Virgin and Stagecoach. He claimed the
Transport Secretary’s actions were
“costing the taxpayer very dearly”.
Mr Grayling was “undertaking another unjustified bailout of
Virgin and Stagecoach at the expense of taxpayers”, Lord Adonis
said. Virgin had been awarded the
new West Coast franchise “without any competition whatsoever”
and Stagecoach was being allowed
to bid for further franchises “despite walking away from the East
Coast mainline”.
POLITICS
May fears abuse deters
women from politics
By Richard Vaughan
Theresa May will use the centenary
of votes for women today to warn that
the growing level of abuse on social
media is deterring people, particularly women, from public life.
A coarsening of politics by “bitterness and aggression” online has
disproportionately led to the targeting of political candidates who are female, black, minority ethnic or LGBT,
the Prime Minister will say.
The Government is to crack down
on social media companies, demanding that they sign up to a new “code of
practice”, and publishing an annual
report to show how well the tech giants respond to complaints.
It comes after Mrs May used a recent speech in Davos to call on tech
giants to do more to tackle terrorism. Ministers will also launch a Law
Commission review into whether the
law ensures that what is illegal offline
is also illegal online.
Speaking in Manchester, the birthplace and home of leading suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst, Mrs May is expected to say: “Those who fought to
establish their right – my right, every
woman’s right – to vote in elections, to
stand for office and to take their full
and rightful place in public life did so
Theresa May’s speech marks 100
years of the female vote
in the face of fierce opposition. They
persevered in spite of all danger and
discouragement because they knew
their cause was right.”
And while there is much to celebrate in politics today, she will add:
“I worry that our public debate today
is coarsening. That for some it is becoming harder to disagree, without
also demeaning opposing viewpoints
in the process.”
The Government will publish a
social media code of practice this
year that which will set out the “minimum standards” expected of social
media platforms.
HEALTH
Little evidence that meditation
makes you a better person
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
You might think that a lifetime of
meditation would make you a softer,
more compassionate person – but
you could be wrong, a study suggests.
There is little evidence to support
claims that meditation makes you
a better person, researchers have
found. But whether this is because
meditation simply doesn’t make you
nicer or whether the lack of evidence
is the fault of previous studies is a
moot point.
“Despite the high hopes of practitioners and past studies, our research
found that methodological shortcomings greatly influenced the results,”
said Dr Miguel Farias, of Coventry
University. “Most of the initial positive results disappeared when the
meditation groups were compared
to other groups that engaged in tasks
unrelated to meditation.
“We also found the beneficial effect
of meditation on compassion disappeared if the meditation teacher was
an author in the studies.
“None of this, of course, invalidates
Buddhism or other religions’ claims
about the moral value and life-changing potential of its beliefs and practices. But our research findings are
a far cry from many claims made by
meditators and some psychologists.”
The study is published in the
journal Scientific Reports.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
i TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
5
HEALTH
NHS trusts
still fail to
meet cyber
security
standards
Five year old
Scarlett Cox plays
in the snow on her
way to school in
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, yesterday PA
By Arj Singh
WEATHER
Snow to blanket Britain and deep
freeze to continue for rest of week
By Florence Snead
Snow is due to fall in almost every
part of the UK over the coming days,
with forecasters warning that the
cold snap could last until the end of
this week.
Temperatures have fallen across
the country thanks to cold air sweeping in from northern Europe and
Canada, with the Met Office saying it
could remain chilly for the “foreseeable future”.
Weather alerts for ice and snow
have been issued for large parts of
the country, with snow showers leaving between 1cm and 2cm in Kent and
Essex yesterday.
Temperatures are expected to dip
further overnight into Wednesday,
possibly sinking as low as -11°C in the
Scottish Highlands.
Chief Met Office forecaster Frank
Saunders said: “We’re in for a cold
week ahead with freezing conditions
overnight and a little snow for many
parts of the UK at some point.
“There are a number of national
severe weather warnings in place
and we would urge everyone to stay
up to date with the latest forecast.”
Weather update
Drivers were advised to take extra care after a series of accidents KENT POLICE
Drivers were told to expect potentially hazardous conditions on the
roads, with Kent Police yesterday
reporting two crashes on the M20
within the space of a minute during
the morning rush hour.
Meanwhile Dr Angie Bone, of
Public Health England’s extreme
events team, said people should
check in on vulnerable friends and
relatives who might stay indoors and
become isolated.
She said: “It can be all too easy for
those of us who are fit and well and
able to cope with the cold but it’s
really important to remember that
it can leave some people feeling a bit
cut off.”
Weather, page 47
The BBC launches a new look for
its weather service today – the first
revamp in more than a decade.
Marking the transition to its
new provider MeteoGroup, BBC
broadcasts and apps will have new
graphics, more data and the latest in
technology and forecasting for both
UK and international audiences.
A realistic globe graphic will allow
presenters to “move around” the
world and there will be a “chance
of rain” percentage and “feels like”
temperature features. There will
be longer-range forecasting but
the Met Office will still be used for
severe weather warning broadcasts,
British Airways said that
70 short-haul flights to
and from London’s Heathrow
airport did not operate
yesterday due to the weather
and a further 10 have been
cancelled for today. Gatwick
reported heavy delays.
Every one of 200 NHS trusts assessed for cyber security vulnerabilities failed to meet the required
standard, MPs have been told.
At a hearing into the WannaCry
attack which crippled parts of
the health service last year, NHS
Digital’s deputy chief executive,
Rob Shaw, said the results of the
assessments do not mean the
trusts had failed to take any action
to boost cyber security.
He said the standards set out
by National Data Guardian Dame
Fiona Caldicott represented
a “high bar” and that it was a
big effort to meet it given the
complexity of the NHS. The
WannaCry attack that began on
12 May is believed to have infected
machines at 81 health trusts across
England – a third of the 236 total,
plus computers at almost 600 GP
surgeries, according to a National
Audit Office report.
The National Cyber Security
Centre has assessed it was “highly
likely” the attack was carried
out by the shadowy North Korea
cyber organisation known as the
Lazarus Group.
Mr Shaw said
trusts were still
failing to meet
cyber security
standards,
admitting
some had a
“c o n s i d e ra b l e
amount” of work
t o d o, a l t h o u gh
others were “on the
journey” to meet requirements.
He told the Commons Public
Accounts Committee: “We have
now completed 200 on-site
assessments. We’d done I think
it was 88 before WannaCry. All
trusts have still failed and there are
reasons for that, so this isn’t a case
of all the trusts have done nothing
around cyber security.
“The amount of effort it takes
from NHS providers... to reach
the cyber essentials plus the
standard that we assess against
as per the recommendation in
Dame Fiona Caldicott’s report, is
quite a high bar. So some of them
have failed purely on patching,
which is what the vulnerability was
around WannaCry.”
He added: “I always take it better
to have information to know where
your vulnerabilities are so that you
can do something about it rather
than hope that you will be OK when
you do get an attack.
“So these vulnerability reports
go back to the trusts and their trust
boards... Some need to do quite a
considerable amount of work but a
number of them are already on the
journey that will take them towards
meeting that requirement.”
6
NEWS
DIPLOMACY
May and Hunt
rebuke Trump
after he tweets
about ‘broke’ NHS
By Nigel Morris and Paul Gallagher
Theresa May was embroiled in a
fresh diplomatic clash with Donald
Trump after he claimed the National
Health Service was “going broke and
not working”.
The President’s attack on the UK
healthcare system came just 10 days
after he and Theresa May appeared
to repair their strained relationship
at a meeting at the World Economic
Forum in Davos.
In strongly worded responses, Mrs
May spoke of her pride in the NHS,
while Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
said no one wanted a US-style system
of patient care.
The transatlantic row blew up as
Mr Trump spoke out in support of his
plans to repeal healthcare reforms
Lauri Love (left) and his girlfriend Sylvia Mann at the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday PA
Past rows Far-right fight
COURTS
‘Hacker’ faces UK charges
after US extradition denied
By Cathy Gordon and Sian Harrison
Alleged computer hacker Lauri
Love has won his appeal against extradition to the US, but faces prosecution in the UK.
Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice, and Mr Justice Ouseley in the
High Court in London ruled against
his extradition, but added: “We emphasise however that it would not
be oppressive to prosecute Mr Love
in England for the offences alleged
against him. Far from it.
“The CPS must now bend its endeavours to his prosecution, with
the assistance to be expected from
the authorities in the United States,
recognising the gravity of the allegations in this case, and the harm done
to the victims.”
Mr Love is alleged to have stolen
huge amounts of data from US agencies, including the Federal Reserve,
the US army, the defence department, Nasa and the FBI in a spate of
online attacks in 2012 and 2013.
The judges said that, if proven,
“these are serious offences indeed”. The judges had heard that
extradition would not be in the
“interests of justice” for reasons
including the “high risk” that Mr
Love, who suffers from Asperger
syndrome, would kill himself.
After the ruling, Mr Love, 32, who
lives with his parents in Suffolk, said:
“I’m greatly relieved I am no longer
facing the prospect of being locked
up for potentially the rest of my life
in a country I have never visited.”
If found guilty in the US of cyberhacking Mr Love could be jailed for
up to 99 years. His father, the Rev
Alexander Love, had said his son
“fears for his life” because he did not
think he could cope with the trauma
of being sent to the US.
It is not the first time President
Trump and Prime Minister May have
fallen out over his Twitter comments.
The pair clashed in November over
his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos
posted online by the deputy leader
of the far-right Britain First group,
Jayda Fransen.
The PM said Mr Trump was “wrong”
to retweet the videos, and the US
President told Mrs May to focus on
“destructive radical Islamic terrorism”
in the UK, rather than on him.
The President later apologised
and said later he was prepared
to apologise for retweeting the
inflammatory videos.
“I knew nothing about them and I
know nothing about them today other
than I read a little bit,” he said.
championed by Barack Obama. He
cited huge protests in London at the
weekend as evidence that universal
health systems did not work.
He tweeted: “The Democrats
are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are
marching in the UK because their
U[niversal] system is going broke
and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and nonpersonal medical care. No thanks!”
Leading doctors dismissed Mr
Trump’s claim. Professor Helen
Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal
College of GPs, said: “Nobody was
marching in protest against the NHS.
If people are marching, it is because
they value and want to protect the
founding principles of our remarkable health service that delivers care,
free at the point of need to anyone
who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.
“President Trump is lucky in that
he can afford the best healthcare
available. But there are millions of
patients who can’t and I for one am
proud to work within a health system
that doesn’t simply cast the poor and
vulnerable aside.”
Professor Stokes-Lampard said although the NHS is facing “intense resource and workforce challenges”, it
is still “one of the most cost-effective
health systems in the world”.
She said: “The answer is not to
commercialise healthcare, it is to ensure the NHS has enough resources
to meet growing patient demand.”
Mr Hunt tweeted: “NHS may have
challenges but I’m proud to be from
the country that invented universal
coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance.”
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human
endurance
A Turkish-backed
Free Syrian Army
fighter takes a minute
to check his phone in
the eastern suburbs
of al-Bab, Syria,
on Sunday.
As well as the
surprising presence
of a red velvet sofa
in the middle of a
war zone, the street
is also strewn with
other everyday items
including two washing
machines, an ironing
board frame, one
football, a takeaway
coffee cup, a plastic
water bottle and a
beer can.
Turkey began
deploying forces in
an observer role to
north-west Syria
in October, as part
of a “de-escalation”
agreement with Iran
and Russia to stabilise
the lines of conflict in
war-torn Syria.
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MONEY
CRIME
Lloyds Bank stops customers from
buying bitcoin with credit cards
Hatton Garden
raid ringleader
dies in prison
By Henry Vaughan
By Daisy Wyatt and Katie Grant
Lloyds Bank has banned its customers from buying bitcoin and
other cryptocurrencies on their
credit cards.
The move comes amid fears that
many people could be plunged into
debt due to the volatile nature of
digital currencies.
Large numbers of people in Britain are thought to have invested in
bitcoin as it shot up in value, peaking at nearly $20,000 (£14,465) in
December. But since then the value
of the currency has plummeted. Last
night one bitcoin was worth $7,335
(about £5,240).
Lloyds Banking Group, which
includes Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA, said it would no
longer accept credit card trans-
actions involving the purchase
of cryptocurrencies.
But Customers will, though, still
be able to purchase cryptocurrencies on their debit cards, the group
confirmed. Buying bitcoin on a credit card is significantly more expensive than making the purchase
through a bank transfer, as
cards carry higher fees.
Lloyds’ announcement
followed warnings by
regulators in the United
States, South Korea,
China, Russia and India
over the cryptocurrency.
None of the UK’s other
main banks have introduced
similar measures yet although they
have indicated they are reviewing
their policies.
A spokesman for Barclays said:
Gambling on plastic
The Government should ban using
credit cards for online gambling and
impose a mandatory levy on gambling
firms to fund addiction treatment, a
think-tank recommended last
month. This could impede
gamblers’ attempts to bet
more than they can afford,
ResPublica suggested.
Nearly half (49 per cent)
of gamblers surveyed
recently by Citizens
Advice said they used credit
cards to fund their gambling.
Two in five gamblers (40 per cent)
went overdrawn and over a quarter
(27 per cent) had taken out payday
loans. Some gamblers said the ease of
access to credit was an issue.
“We constantly review our protections for customers... and are keeping this matter under close review.
“We take precautions to assess
affordability before extending credit, flag and prevent any suspicious
transactions and also closely monitor credit risk.”
A spokesman for the Royal Bank
of Scotland said: “We constantly
review transactions but do currently accept credit card transactions
for cryptocurrencies.”
Santander issued a similar
statement, with a spokesman saying: “We will continue to monitor
cryptocurrencies as we do with
any other factors that could impact
our customers.
HSBC declined to provide a
comment regarding its stance on bitcoin or cryptocurrencies.
COURTS
Dog killed man after police returned it to owner, court told
By Dave Higgens
A dog killed a man a week after
police handed it back to its owner
because it was not classified as a
dangerous breed, a court has heard.
Leeds Crown Court was told that
David Ellam, 52, was attacked by a
mongrel bull terrier called Alex outside his flat in Huddersfield, West
Yorkshire, in August 2016.
Neighbours heard desperate
screams for help, and one even
fetched a knife to stab the animal,
but by the time the dog released
Mr Ellam he was too badly injured
to be saved.
Richard Walters, for the prosecution, told the court that Alex had a
history of attacking people and in
2012 a court granted a dog control
order against her owner, Aaron
Joseph, who lived in a flat above Mr
Ellam, but the conditions were ignored. Mr Joseph, 30, denies being
the owner of a dog which caused
death while it was dangerously out
of control. The trial continues.
One of the ringleaders behind the
Hatton Garden burglary has died
in prison.
Terry Perkins, 69, is understood to
have died of natural causes at HMP
Belmarsh, where he was serving a
seven-year sentence for his role in the
notorious heist.
The career criminal’s death came
days after he was ordered to pay
£6.5m or have his sentence doubled.
Last week his barrister, Peter
Rowlands, said Perkins
(inset) had been diagnosed with “severe
heart failure”.
He told Woolwich Crown
Court that Perkins would sell
his £72,000 apartment in Portugal,
but would have to
serve the extra years
as there was “no prospect” o f
any further funds being recovered.
Perkins was due to face trial later
this year for another high-end raid,
in which more than £1m of goods was
swiped from Chatila jewellers in Old
Bond Street in August 2010.
He was a key player in the Hatton Garden burglary, in which an
estimated £13.69m of gold, cash and
gems were ransacked from 73 safe
deposit boxes.
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By Nigel Morris
Barnier says UK
stance means
barriers to trade
‘unavoidable’
POLITICAL EDITOR
Britain faces “unavoidable” postBrexit trade barriers with the European Union if Theresa May sticks to
her determination to break with the
customs union, the bloc’s chief negotiator has said.
Michel Barnier said that time had
run out for the Prime Minister to supply more details of her negotiating
stance. His comments came during a
visit to London for discussions with
the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, on
the likely shape of the transition peri-
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from the EU on 29 March next year.
Mrs May faces a week of meetings
with ministers to try to thrash out
a common position on the Government’s ultimate objectives in talks
with Brussels.
Downing Street made clear yesterday that she was ruling out any form
of customs union with the bloc on the
grounds that it would restrict Britain’s ability to negotiate free trade
deals around the world.
But Mr Barnier said her red line
was incompatible with her desire
to retain tariff-free access to the
EU markets.
After talks in No 10, he said: “The
only thing I can say is that without a
customs union and outside the single
market, barriers to trade in goods
and services are unavoidable.” He
added: “The time has come to make
a choice.”
Mr Davis said the UK wanted a
comprehensive free trade agreement while still having the opportunity to make deals across the rest of
the world. “It’s perfectly clear what
we want to do. There’s no doubt
about it, we are leaving the customs
union but we are aiming for a good
future for Britain.”
Mrs May’s move to rule out customs union membership was an attempt to lower the temperature in
Tory ranks and respond to criticism
that she was being too vague in her
spelling out her position.
Pro-Brexit MPs welcomed the announcement on the customs union.
But Remain supporters raised fears
that she was allowing hardline Brexiteers to set her agenda.
Former minister Bob Neill said:
“The Prime Minister needs to show
some mettle and call these people
out. The majority of Conservative
MPs and Conservative voters would
back her.”
Hilary Benn, the Labour chairman
of the Brexit Select Committee, said
leaving the customs union would be a
“profound mistake” and would create
the need for checks at the Northern
Irish border.
He added: “I think the Government is in a state of open disagreement. The Prime Minister has been
immobilised. We are 19 months since
the referendum, we are nine months
to go and we still don’t know what it
is we want.”
David Davis
(left) and Michel
Barnier in
Downing Street
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Brexit A crucial week
Today Mrs May chairs a full
Cabinet meeting.
Tomorrow A two-hour meeting of the
Brexit “war Cabinet” to discuss her
negotiating stance.
Thursday A second “war Cabinet”
meeting with the aim of reaching
a settled line on what sort of postBrexit relationship Britain wants
with the EU.
Friday If there is agreement,
Olly Robbins, Mrs May’s chief
negotiator, will convey the results
to Brussels.
NORTHERN IRELAND
Fears of return to violence
are ‘misplaced’, says MP
By Richard Vaughan
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A leading Conservative MP dismissed as “unhelpful” fears that a
creation of a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would
see a return to violence.
Prominent Tory backbencher and
Eurosceptic Kwasi Kwarteng rejected the concerns, claiming the political situation in the region had moved
on since the 1990s.
The prospect of a return to a border between the two countries has
become a reality after Theresa May
ruled out Britain joining any form of
customs union with the European
Union after Brexit. The decision has
led to anxiety that installing any type
of barrier along the 310-mile border
could mean a return to violence not
seen since the Good Friday Agreement 20 years ago.
Mr Kwarteng said the warnings
were misplaced. “All this talk about
Northern Ireland or Ireland relapsing back to the 1990s is not very helpful at all. I think the circumstances
are very different,” he told the BBC.
“I don’t think it is beyond the wit of
modern technology or man to have a
border; it doesn’t have to be a hard
border but some sort of distinction
between the customs union and the
non-customs union area.”
The Government has yet to put forward solutions that would avoid the
need for physical checks on a border.
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TRADE
UK’s answer to
Brexit gloom and
doom – Mr Bean
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
WESTMINSTER
Rees-Mogg blames Hammond
for ‘fiddled’ figures on Brexit
By Nigel Morris
Tories need to get out more
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the outspoken MP
increasingly touted as a potential
Tory leader, has aimed wounding
criticism at Theresa May and the
Chancellor, Philip Hammond, as
Brexit talks enter a crucial phase.
The Leave campaigner (inset)
argued that Mr Hammond bore
ultimate responsibility for Treasury
officials “fiddling the figures” in an
attempt to get Britain to remain in
the customs union after Brexit.
He delivered a scathing
verdict on Mrs May’s
botched general
election campaign
and added that the
Prime Minister did
not look as if she was
enjoying the job. Mr
Rees-Mogg, who chairs
the influential European
Research Group of
backbench Tory Leavers,
has emerged as a front-runner to
succeed Mrs May.
He has steadily raised his profile
over the last six months and has
been championed by some activists
as a Brexit-supporting alternative to
Boris Johnson. Growing numbers of
Tory MPs insist he could be a serious
contender when Mrs May steps
down or is ousted from office.
The North East S omerset
MP played down his leadership
ambitions yesterday, saying it would
The Conservatives have vowed to
“step up” their speaker programme
across UK universities following
threats to Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg
by far-left activists last week.
Mr Rees-Mogg became embroiled in
scuffles at the University of the West
of England, Bristol, where he had
been scheduled to give a speech to
students. A protest by those opposed
to his “homophobic and anti-abortion
beliefs” descended into pushing
and shoving.
Now the Conservative
Party has launched
an online petition to
support “free speech
against violence,
intimidation and abuse
in politics”. Tory MPs
have pledged to increase
the number of speaking
events they will take part in at
universities across the country.
be hard to combine the job with
being a father of six – but in an event
organised by the Press Association
he took swipes at the Government’s
two most senior figures.
Mr Rees-Mogg stood by his
controversial accusation that
the Treasury had manipulated
economic data to skew the
case against Brexit, saying its
conclusions had depended on the
initial assumptions of officials.
He said: “Do I think civil servants
are politically biased? Well I think
the information the Treasury has
produced is biased, but the blame
must always be with ministers.
There are concerns that there are
some people close to Government
who are trying to undermine the
Government’s own policy.
“It’s now been [made] clear we’re
not having the customs union,
[it] is a reiteration of policy [that]
the only person who seemed to be
disagreeing with was the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, and he ought to
read up his constitution and think
more carefully about what collective
responsibility means.”
He also hit out at Mrs May’s
downbeat messages at the general
election at which she lost her party’s
Commons majority.
“We should have a more optimistic
vision. What we had to say at the last
election was so gloomy,” he said.
“Where I think Jeremy Corbyn
is doing well is in showing a vision
for what he believes in and I think
Conservatives have to do this.”
He added: “If you look at Mrs May,
it seems to be quite clear she does it
because it’s her duty to do it. I don’t
get the impression that it’s a lot of
fun for her – it’s hard work.”
Mrs May’s spokesman said: “I
think the Prime Minister enjoys her
job enormously and views it as a
great privilege.”
Mr Bean’s bumbling antics are set
to give Britain a Brexit boost with
a deal to turn the character into a
Chinese lifestyle “brand”, used in an
ambassadorial role to lure tourists.
Rowan Atkinson’s hapless geek is
a global social media phenomenon
who has overtaken Taylor Swift and
Harry Potter to become the No 1
entertainment brand on Facebook
with more than 77 million fans.
With episodes still broadcast in
more than 195 countries, Atkinson
and Bean’s co-creator Richard Curtis wiil today announce a new batch
of 26 animated 11-minute episodes,
voiced by the comedy star, which
will debut on CITV in 2019.
According to a recent survey, Mr
Bean, who first caused chaos on
screens 28 years ago, is the figure
that people around the world most
readily associate with UK culture.
Now the madcap Mr Bean is being
“weaponised” as a national asset.
An interactive mobile game,
called Play London with Mr Bean, will
help visitors to discover the capital’s
tourist highlights and forms part of
a new drive to attract more international visitors to the capital in the
run-up to Brexit.
Endemol Shine Group, owner of
Mr Bean producers Tiger Aspect,
has signed a deal with LMCA Oasis
Lifestyle Asia (Lola), to represent
the “Bean brand” in mainland China.
Lola will “maximise the potential of
Mr Bean” through apps, gaming,
merchandise and live events. Atkinson made a rare live-action return
as Mr Bean for a China-only film Top
Funny Comedian, released last year.
With just 14 episodes made between 1990 and 1995, attracting a
peak audience of 19 million viewers, Mr Bean’s near-silent comedy
helped the character to transcend
national borders.
Ben Cavey, the managing director
of Tiger Aspect Productions, said:
“The global and enduring appeal of
the character continues to grow.”
Other star exports
Norman Wisdom became an
unlikely cult star in Albania. His
comedies were the only Western
films allowed to be shown during
the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha.
‘Downton Abbey’ is watched by 160
million viewers in China where it
became a hit with a new middle-class
audience that wanted to emulate
aristocratic English customs.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has become
a global franchise, even taking Latin
American ballroom dancing back to
its countries of origin. The Argentine version features contestants
pole-dancing.
Mr Bean
has been
‘weaponised’ as
a national asset
PROTEST
Churchill café
moves up
the rankings
By Flo Snead
The founder of a Churchill-themed
café targeted by protesters has said
the demonstration has done nothing
to deter customers – and prompted
a surge in positive reviews.
Blighty Café was stormed by protesters who accused the business,
in north London, of colonialism and
chanted that Winston Churchill had
been racist.
The café had been ranked in the
lowly 300s of TripAdvisor’s top-rated London cafés but has now moved
up the rankings to 16th.
Founder Chris Evans, 40, said he
had since enjoyed some new custom
as a result, including two visitors
who travelled from Wales.
The café, which opened in 2013,
features a colourful interior with
decorations including model
Spitfires, pictures of Winston
Churchill and Union Jack artwork.
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HEALTH
HEALTH
Wales among worst in Europe
for bowel cancer survival rates
Drinking very hot
tea ‘can increase
risk of cancer’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Wales has some of the worst survival
rates in Europe for bowel cancer patients, according to a report.
Five of the country’s seven health
boards breached waiting times for
tests that can diagnose bowel cancer, with more than 1,800 patients
waiting over eight weeks and nearly
1,000 of those waiting more than 14
weeks, the figures reveal.
Increasing demand for endoscopies and a lack of capacity in hospitals is the root cause of long waiting
times for appointments, the report
found. The demand for endoscopies
has been increasing markedly over
the past few years and the authors of
the report said further demand will
follow with the introduction of a simpler, more accurate, bowel screening
test next year.
Wales ranked 25th out of 29 European countries in five-year survival rates, below countries such as
Slovenia, Portugal and Estonia, with
58 per cent of patients surviving
that long.
The report, by the merged char-
ity Bowel Cancer UK and Beating
Bowel Cancer, is the first to focus
solely on early diagnosis services in
Wales. Despite screening being the
best way to detect the disease, an
“alarmingly low” 53 per cent of people eligible to take part in the bowel
screening programme actually completed it in 2016/17 – a 1 per cent fall
on the previous year.
Bowel Cancer UK is calling
on the Welsh Government and
NHS Wales to work together to
set a timescale and create targets
for improvements. Lowri Griffiths, head of Wales at Bowel
Cancer UK, said: “Every day
I hear from patients who have
experienced symptoms but struggle
to be referred for diagnostic tests, or
get access to these tests as quickly
as possible.
“I also hear from clinicians who
have difficulty coping with the
increasing demand placed on services. It is completely unacceptable that Wales has one of the worst
five-year survival rates in Europe.
Waiting times PM rebuked over use of statistics
The Prime Minister has been
rebuked by the official statistician
over her criticisms of the
Labour-run NHS in Wales yesterday.
Last month, she went on the attack
at Prime Minister’s Questions with
figures apparently showing that
more than seven times as many
patients were waiting over 12 hours
in Welsh casualty departments than
in England. But the chairman of the
UK Statistics Authority, Sir David
Norgrove, has said the comparison
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used by the Prime Minister was “not
valid”, because of the different ways
the figures were recorded.
The England figure refers to the
A&E wait time from the decision to
admit to admission into another part
of the health service, not including
any waiting before the decision
to admit. The figure for Wales
represents the entire time patients
wait from arriving to leaving A&E,
including the time from decision to
admit to actual admission.
It must change. “Many strategies to
improve cancer outcomes have been
written in Wales. What we need now
is action.”
Bowel cancer is the fourth
most common cancer in
Wales. Every year, 2,200 people
are diagnosed and more than 900
people die from the disease. Early
diagnosis is crucial as the chance
of surviving the disease is linked
to how advanced the cancer is.
By Jane Clinton
Drinking very hot tea increases
the risk of oesophageal cancer
fivefold if combined with heavy
drinking and smoking, according
to a new report.
The study looked at more than
450,000 men and women in China,
aged between 30 and 79, who were
not known to have cancer at the
beginning of the research, and
followed them for more than nine
years to see whether any of them
developed oesophageal cancer.
Those who drank very hot
tea (higher than 65°C) as well as
more than 15ml of alcohol (the
equivalent of a five-ounce glass
of wine), and smoked, had a five
times greater risk of contracting
the cancer than those who had
none of these habits, according to
the study published in the Annals
of Internal Medicine. There was
no increase in oesophageal cancer
risk among participants who
drank hot tea if they did not also
drink more than 15g of alcohol
daily and did not smoke tobacco.
Oesophageal cancer is the sixth
most common cause of cancer
death in the UK.
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FOOD
Pursuit of a ‘good life’ is exhausting
the Earth’s environmental resources
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for women
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By Karl McDonald
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
The average Briton uses more than
three times their share of the world’s
resources as they work through 24
tonnes of crops, trees, minerals and
fossil fuels a year.
A study warns that increasing global demand for consumer products
and a better lifestyle is exhausting
vital environmental resources at an
alarming rate – and points to wealthy
countries such as the UK, Spain and
the US as among the worst offenders.
The study found that of the 150
nations assessed, not one was able
to provide a “good life” for its citizens without unsustainable use of
resources.
“I was both worried and surprised
by the results which is very much a
wake-up call for sustainability,” said
lead author Dr Daniel O’Neill, of
Leeds University.
“We expected that out of 150 countries there would be at least one we
could hold up as a shining star example – giving their people a good life
and doing well on the environment.
But there wasn’t.
“We have to totally redesign the
way we transform resources into
wellbeing, both physically and in how
we organise our societies. That is
something we will be looking at.”
The global pursuit of a “good life”
has put the world in danger of using
phosphorous and nitrogen – essential
for plant and animal growth – at six
times the sustainable level at some
point in the future.
Meanwhile, the global use of crops,
trees, minerals and fossil fuels – or
material footprint – could eventually
rise as high as four times the sustainable rate. This measures the volume
of resources needed to produce the
food, consumer goods, utilities and
services we consume and is currently
at 1.3 times the sustainable rate.
Mike Barrett, director of science
and policy at the World Wide Fund
for Nature, said: “Nature is in decline
and we are the cause. We are facing
the first mass extinction of wildlife
since the demise of the dinosaurs
Countries which are using up the most of Earth’s resources (on a per capita basis)
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Food giant Doritos has been
criticised after announcing
plans for a “lady-friendly”
version of the popular
triangular snack which is
quieter to eat and less messy.
Indra Nooyi (inset), chief
executive of Doritos
owner PepsiCo,
said in an
interview with
Freakonomics
Radio:
“Although
women would
love to crunch
crisps loudly, lick
their fingers and pour
crumbs from the bag into their
mouth afterwards, they prefer
not to do this in public.”
The statement has been
ridiculed, with the Women’s
Equality Party dismissing it as
“tired gender stereotyping”.
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– driven by our consumption. We
know what we need to do to protect
the planet: tackle carbon emissions,
transform the food system and
protect the places where wildlife
thrives.”
Britain’s material footprint of
24.3 tonnes of crops, trees, minerals
and fossil fuels is 3.4 times the sustainable level. It is below the US, on
27.2 tonnes, and Spain at 25.7 tonnes
but well below Russia.
France and Germany have footprints of 22.8 and 21.6 tonnes,
respectively.
The research is published in the
journal Nature Sustainability.
The report identified
Spain, Portugal, the US,
Kazakhstan and Greece as using
the most key environmental
resources per head - each
consuming resources at an
unsustainable rate.
Sustainability Britain’s ecological footprint
Britain is producing six times the
sustainable rate of CO2 on a per
capita basis, the study finds.
Despite a recent increase in wind,
solar and other renewable power,
the country is still emitting far more
greenhouse gases per head than is
permitted if the world is to limit
global warming to 2°C.
Britain’s use of
phosphorus, meanwhile,
is six times sustainable
levels, compared with
eight times in the US
– again assuming that
every person of the world
is entitled to an equal
share of global resources. Its
nitrogen use is eight times as high,
compared with seven times in the US.
“Wealthy nations like the US and
the UK satisfy the basic needs of their
citizens but they do so at a level of
resource that is far beyond what is
globally sustainable,” said Dr William
Lamb, of the Mercator Research
Institute on Global Commons
and Climate Change in Berlin. “In
contrast, countries that are using
resources at a sustainable level, such
as Sri Lanka, fail to meet the basic
needs of their people,” he added.
Sri Lanka produces less than
a tenth of the CO2 per capita
as the UK and uses just
one fiftieth the amount
of phosphorus.
On a more positive
note, the UK is fine when it
comes to water use, which
is 0.4 times its sustainable
level, and hanging in there on
land use, which is 0.9 times.
Its ecological footprint, which
looks at six land-use categories such
as crop land, grazing land, fishing
grounds and forest land, is being
used at 2.5 times sustainable levels.
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chilli powder
in diner’s eyes’
By Johanna Carr
A curry house owner attacked
a customer by throwing chilli
powder in his eyes after he complained about “rubbery” chicken,
a court has heard.
Chef Kamrul Islam, 47, has
gone on trial at Merthyr Tydfil
Crown Court, accused of causing
David Evans actual bodily harm
while he was dining at the Prince
of Bengal in Tonypandy, South
Wales, last year.
Stephen Donaghue, prosecuting, said Mr Islam, who claims
he acted in self-defence, started
swearing at Mr Evans and his wife
Michelle after they complained
about their food.
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1918: a triumph, but not for all women
A reminder
that wars
are not won
all at once
A portrait
of Millicent
Fawcett,
by Annie
Swynnerton,
at Tate Britain
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Caroline
CriadoPerez
O
n 7 June 1866,
the fight for
women’s
votes began in
earnest, when
the first mass
petition for women’s votes
was handed in to Parliament.
Only 19 at the time, Millicent
Fawcett (destined to become
leader of the National
Union of Women’s Suffrage
Societies) was too young
to sign it herself, so she
threw herself into collecting
signatures. The petition
led to the first House of
Commons debate on votes
for women.
In 1928, Fawcett sat in the
Ladies’ Gallery in the House
of Lords and witnessed the
Equal Franchise Act being
passed. For the first time,
women could vote on an
equal basis with men. It had
been a lifetime in the making.
Today is the centenary,
not of that Act but of the 1918
Representation of the People
Act. The 1918 Act abolished
property qualifications
for men and extended the
vote to all males over the
age of 21. For the first time,
it also allowed women to
vote in a general election
– although only women
over 30 who met certain
property qualifications.
So why are we celebrating
today? After all, the war
hadn’t yet been won.
Well, for a start, it was a
huge step forward. With the
1918 Act, the electorate more
than doubled, from eight
million to 21 million. And 8.5
million of those voters were
women. Women had a voice.
But more than this, it
made the 1928 Act possible.
Throughout the fight for
female suffrage, women had
battled against the argument
that there was something
peculiar to having a uterus
that rendered a woman
incapable of voting.
Women were too
irrational, too emotional.
It is right
to feel pain
as well as
triumph
They would be swayed by
silly trivialities and could
not possibly take on the
grave responsibility of
voting. Women belonged
in the private sphere, in
the home, not in the great
affairs of state. They should
leave this murky world to
men, who, after all, could
always be trusted to vote in
the interests of their sweet,
innocent female dependants.
The 1918 Act represented
the death of this argument.
And so it made the passing
of the 1928 Act practically
inevitable: once you can no
longer claim that women
are biologically incapable
of voting, you can’t for
long defend a state of
unequal suffrage.
There is a tendency
in political movements –
particularly of the left – to
believe that nothing can be
celebrated unless it’s perfect.
But this simply isn’t how
change – particularly social
change – happens. When
you are talking about the
subjugation of women, there
isn’t one big Act that will
topple male supremacy.
The wall of women’s
secondary status in society is
made up of millions of bricks,
ranging from something as
small as all the statues in
Parliament Square being of
men, to something as large
as 138 women being killed by
men last year.
And you can’t rip them
all out in one go. This is a
revolution that involves
millions of women and men
gradually chipping away
until the whole wall comes
tumbling down.
In the case of women’s
suffrage, the prejudice that
women were too hysterical
to be able to vote needed to
be defeated first. This is what
the 1918 Act represented.
And this is why it deserves to
be celebrated.
Even though we still have
so far to go, stopping for
a second to look back at
milestones is instructive. It
reminds us that while the
fight may seem endless, wars
are not won all at once. They
are won battle by battle –
some of which take a lifetime.
This was one of those
battles. And what a victory
is was.
Women
were deemed
‘too irrational’
to vote
Caroline Criado-Perez OBE
is a British feminist, activist
and journalist. She campaigns
for women to be better
represented in the media
@CCriadoPerez
A victory,
but not
for people
like me
Alice
Wroe
A
s a feminist
and a women’s
history
researcher, my
skin tingles
to re-think
myself into this day in 1918.
I imagine how it feels to
leave the house telling my
family what I am about to
do, giving the finger to the
local policemen who had
imprisoned me, waving
triumphantly at my friends
in their windows brandishing
purple and green. A few
months later, I would have
arrived at the polling station
ready to cast my vote in the
general election, my body
upright with adrenaline – but
that is as far as my imagining
can go, because my vote
would have never been cast.
I would have been turned
away, because I am 26 – I
would need four more years
for the change in legislation
to affect me. So I reimagine
myself as a 30-year-old,
and try again to march into
the booth, but again I am
rejected, this time because
I am unmarried. So I give
myself a husband, specifically
one that owns property,
plus the four extra years,
so finally I can cast my 1918
vote. It feels less sweet than
I’d hoped, given these mental
amendments I’d had to make.
Mental conjuring will take
place across the UK today, in
order for women to situate
themselves in this historic
day; imagining husbands,
properties, degrees, incomes,
years in age.
For me, practising
women’s history is a political
act. I feel bigger, taller, fuller,
just for knowing about the
lives of the women who
came before. I believe there
is a profound link between
looking back, seeing
yourself somewhere and
moving forward with more
confidence and power.
It is right to mark this day,
to show young people the
power of working together,
the genius in dreaming big
and the strength of women
with vision. But it is wrong
to swipe through it with
simplicity, airbrushing out
the pain that so many would
have felt a hundred years ago
today. We should remember
the message this day would
have sent to so many women
whose votes didn’t count,
who were imprisoned,
force-fed, and who sang “The
March of the Women” as
loud as the next suffragette,
but didn’t make the polling
station cut. It is right to feel
pain, hurt and anger as well
as triumph.
We should use this day to
reflect on ourselves, to learn
the lessons of the past and
build a better feminist future.
This is not to undermine the
work of the suffragettes, but
rather use their story as a
way to make ours stronger
and better, one that can fit
all of us. I want to use this
day to reflect on those whose
voices are integral to the
feminist movement yet get
left out when the change
happens. The trans women
who experience the sharpest
end of the patriarchy but
are excluded from so many
facets of feminism, or the
“lean in” school of thought,
which caters to the women
at the top, those who already
have the jobs, the education,
and the privilege to be in
the boardroom.
I’m using it to think, if the
wealthiest, most successful
women on the planet are
(rightly) saying #TimesUp,
how bad it must have got for
the 99.9 per cent of women
who work beneath them.
Last year I saw the
exhibition An Incomplete
History of Protest and that
concept stuck with me.
I became obsessed with
the notion of “The Usable
Past” which as the show
outlined, is the concept
that examining historical
figures and moments “can
shape current and future
political formation”.
I want us to use women’s
history differently, I want
us to criticise it, interrogate
it, in order to shape a
better future.
Today is the beginning of
the story. Let’s meet again
in 1928, I mean 2028, and
celebrate properly then.
Alice Wroe founded Herstory,
a project that uses feminist art
to engage people of all genders
with women’s history
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Personally I am sick to
death of the vacillating
reports of the progress
(?) of the Brexit talks.
The PM should
declare a moratorium
and concentrate on
delivering what we
voted for. A complete
break from the European
Union and to hell
with Juncker and his
unelected commission.
Following Brexit day,
any firms wishing to
trade across the English
Channel can make their
own arrangements.
JAMES SHARPE
OLDHAM
It’s time to ask
your boss
I worked in HM Revenue
and Customs for 16 years
and against HMRC for a
further 27 years.
I urge everyone: seek
clarity on the customs
union. Ask your boss
what tariffs on what you
supply mean for his job,
and then yours.
Ask him how many
years it will take to first
wait for new free trade
deals to be negotiated,
country by country, and
then how much longer,
in years, before new
contracts will cover the
firms costs.
Your livelihood and
that of your family now
depend on his answers.
Forget the politicians.
JAMES MACKIE
WITNEY, OXFORDSHIRE
Shaky on
the facts
LLMAN.CO.UK
A couple of weeks ago
we met some very old
friends whose daughter
had just reached 18. We
got talking about the
David Gandy
political situation and
she announced that
she would be voting for
Jeremy Corbyn.
“He’s cool,” she said.
“He was at Glastonbury
you know.” I said ‘yes’,
I knew, but then asked
‘What about his views on
Brexit?’ I was met with
a blank expression. And
that’s why it would be an
absolute folly to lower
the voting age to 16!
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membership of the
Tory Party has fallen to
70,000. It begins to look
like a race to the bottom.
DAVID HINDMARSH
CAMBRIDGE
A matter of
perspective
Most of us are
moderates
The political extremes,
both left and right,
are dominating the
media at the moment.
They represent only
small numbers; the
vast majority of the
electorate hold a more
central view.
Given a free vote
most people would
probably opt for less
austerity, higher but
fairer taxes, a soft Brexit
a few concessions from
Brussels to appease
extreme Brexiteers and
a coalition of moderates.
This might be achieved if
Theresa May and Jeremy
Corbyn both took early
retirement. Dream on!
PETER BROOKER
HEXHAM,
NORTHUMBERLAND
A co-operative
half circle
If we are about to spend
billions on repairing
Parliament, is it not an
opportunity to change
it from its present
adversarial system
with two sides to a
semicircle, like most
other parliaments
across the world, so
that compromise and
working together for
Celebrate the body beautiful: ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ by JW Waterhouse
the good of the country,
rather than the party,
is more in mind? It just
means turning the House
of Commons sideways
into a half circle.
ROSANNE BOSTOCK
OXFORD
Thoughts on
a statue
Here we go again,
another statue of
a suffragette (i, 5
February), contributing
to the dominant feminist narrative which
portrays women as
the victims of repressive men from whom
liberation and progress
had to be wrested by
militant uprising.
The Representation
of the People Act of 1918
wasn’t about women. It
was needed to resolve
the issue of soldiers
returning from service
in the First World War
who had previously not
been entitled to vote
because of property
qualifications or class.
The age differential
between men and
women was to ensure
i was wrong
Picture problem
Owing to a production
error, we used a photo
of Darren Osborne to
illustrate a page 9 story
about John Worboys
(“Rapist returned to
Wakefield prison”, i, 5
February). We are very
sorry for the mistake.
“I’ve been taking
Wellman since
my twenties to
support my
health and
hectic lifestyle.”
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The bronze statue of a
suffragette (i, 5 February)
recently unveiled in
Leicester is a wonderful
celebration of the
women’s movement in
that city.
However, it does
seem extraordinary that
Manchester, the home
city of the Pankhurst
has currently no
such memorial.
There are numerous
statues of males in the
city, but as far as I am
aware there is only one
female statue, that of
Queen Victoria.
This would be the
perfect year to remedy
the anomaly.
CHRISTINE JACKSON
ALSAGER, CHESHIRE
In praise of
artistic nudes
I think all nude paintings
apart from those
painted by Botticelli
or any other painter
of the over-endowed ,
should be left hanging
in galleries, posted on
billboards and displayed
in Tube stations.
These beautiful
figures could get some
of the increasingly
obese population to do
something about their
own figures. Far from
removing such artistic
loveliness, there should
be a push to get more of
it out there. Checking out
a few nymphs and a bit
of male perfection on the
way to work could lighten
up the journey no end.
MARY HODGSON
COVENTRY
Falling
numbers
More cuts to the Armed
Forces have been
announced. A recent
report showed that the
UK is already down to
80,000 troops, and that
A question you
can’t ‘pass’ on
The thing that troubles me
about Mastermind is the
number of questions the
contestants get to answer.
During one session the
number of questions can
vary between 15 and 19.
Sometimes a contestant
is unable to equal or
beat another because
they have not been asked
enough questions. Count
them next time and you
will see what I mean.
HEATHER SPRATLING
SCOLE,
NORFOLK
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super
ets, he h s re
that, following the loss of
so many men in the war,
women did not become
the majority of voters.
Women would not
gain full suffrage
until 1928 and the
suffragettes didn’t
achieve that. Peaceful
campaigning did.
EMILIE LAMPLOUGH
TROWBRIDGE,
WILTSHIRE
In response to criticism
of the NHS by President
Trump, the Government
said NHS funding “is at a
record high”.
Well, of course it is.
The population of the
country is increasing; the
number of elderly people
as a proportion of that
population is increasing
even faster; all NHS
costs rise faster than the
RPI; and new drugs and
improved treatments are
continually being added
to the NHS repertoire.
The most recent OECD
figures showed the UK’s
level of health spending
was 13th out of the 15
original EU countries. A
“record high”of real note
would be if the percentage
of our GDP spent on
health care rose to match
that in most of Europe.
PROFESSOR
BRIAN JEWELL
PAIGNTON, DEVON
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Wakatipu’s shores
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motorbikes
Pancake inspiration
from around the world
Colombian, Hungarian
and Indian takes on
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why they
shouldn’t
be merely
once-a-year
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SOCIETY
Yasmin
AlibhaiBrown
L
ast week Prostate Cancer
UK revealed that prostate
cancer kills around 400 more
people every year than does
breast cancer. I never knew. Did you?
I was shocked. How can one not be?
Cancer awareness has spread in
the past two decades. There was a
time when the word “cancer” was
neurotically avoided as if it was a
curse which would be activated if
named. Yet prostate cancer remains
a hidden problem, partly because
many afflicted men suffer in silence.
As soon as these facts were
released, an abysmal attack on
women was launched by paranoid
men who see feminist plots lurking
everywhere. Breast cancer was
getting all the attention and funding.
Just look at them bouncing around
in their pink, anti-cancer bras,
making so much noise, collecting
millions of pounds. Prostate cancer
is neglected because men are
oppressed, thought to be worthless.
Such overheated, partisan
reactions are an inevitable part
of modern life. For me, even more
dismaying were the reactions of
some feminists who see this tragedy
as just punishment or proof
that men are “useless”,
“thick”, their own worst
enemies, unwilling to
look after themselves.
I have heard some
truly awful female
views this week.
Since the Weinstein
allegations, evidence of
widespread abuse and
chauvinism are leading to
fire and fury in millions of young
and old women.
On Radio 4’s World at One
yesterday report after report
exposed companies where
women were paid much less than
men doing similar jobs. Recent
surveys by ComRes, a research
consultancy, found women
experienced intolerable levels of
sexual harassment and unjustified
discrimination. You cannot explain
away these findings. They indicate
real, damaging bias. A hundred
years after the vote for women was
won, to use the immortal words of
the left-wing Italian philosopher
Antonio Gramsci, we activists
are torn between the optimism
of the will and pessimism of the
intellect. And at times, blinded by
a sense of injustice, we lose our
moral bearings.
Male dominance continues to
thwart women in the home, work
places, public spaces, the internet
and all institutions. However,
that doesn’t mean males all hate
females, or are rapists or
born bastards. Or that the
world will only be ours if
masculinity is smashed.
Presumably,
females, naturally
virtuous, would then
take over. What a
thought. Who would
want to live in such a
barren, dystopian world?
Sisters, bloke-shaming is
as bad as slut-shaming. Don’t sink
so low. We have partners, sons, sonsin-law, fathers, grandads, uncles,
nephews and male cousins. Possibly
too many of them are incurably
sexist. However, others are truly,
deeply, genuinely non-sexist. They
deplore men like Harvey Weinstein
and systemic gender discrimination.
Colin, my husband, an Englishman,
is one of them. He rightly believes
those waging a worldwide war on
women will eventually be defeated,
and promises that “feminist” men
will be fighting alongside us till
that day. Such an army would be
unbeatable. And must, of course, be
led by feisty women. Let that be our
goal for the next century.
GENTRIFICATION
the kids, we would park in the
multistorey round the back, which is
now… not just a car park.
Peckham Levels is a space, a
venue, a place to hang out and be
creative. If you’re visiting for the
first time (just follow any hipster
type from the station), be prepared
for the staircase, which is a glorious
technicolour assault on the eyeballs.
Anyway, the staircase doesn’t
smell of wee and ganja any more.
It smells of a brand new Peckham,
which at the moment is mostly
plaster board and concrete. This is a
project in its infancy. To be honest, I
wandered into areas where I should
have been wearing a hard hat and
you have to climb to levels five and
six to get what the place is about:
a cool zone, an achingly hip space
to gather and plug in a laptop and
discuss projects over tables topped
with succulents and pore over
menus that feature ancho crema and
whipped labneh, which sounds a bit
rude to me.
There is a big vegan vibe, though
meat, bao buns and so on are also
available. I stumbled around the
place like a great big middle-aged
Alice, here a yoga studio, there a
hairdresser’s, everywhere young
people artfully looking distressed.
Soon there will be ceramics classes
and music recording facilities.
It felt great and I also felt
confused. I thought about sitting
down, but I couldn’t decide where. I
was hungry, but I didn’t know what
“Umeboshi pumpkin salsa” was, so I
tottered down the stairs and walked
home. THE INDEPENDENT
Jenny
Eclair
Peckham is
moving to
next level
I
’ve always had a love/hate
relationship with Peckham,
an area of south-east
London known for its rapid
gentrification. It has some of the
loveliest properties in south London:
in the middle lies an exquisite
Georgian village, all box hedges
and Farrow and Ball painted front
doors – and then round the corner is
Rye Lane.
Rye Lane is quite gritty and it
smells; nail bars fight with Blue
Planet-style fishmongers – let’s just
say it’s one of the few remaining
streets in London where I
occasionally have to hold a scented
hankie to my nose.
However, it does have a cinema
where you can still see a blockbuster
for a fiver. The Peckham Plex is
notorious: the audience tends to get
quite lively and I have regularly seen
popcorn thrown at the screen.
Back in the early 90s, when
my friend Liza and I used to take
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By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Shakespeare’s birthplace, the
Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, and the Parsonage where the
Brontë sisters lived have made Historic England’s list of the nation’s top
10 most important sites for music
and literature.
The 100 Club in London, the
world’s longest-surviving live music
venue, which hosted the Sex Pistols,
and the homes of great English writers such as Jane Austen, Charles
Dickens and George Orwell, also
made the top 10 significant cultural
locations, chosen by author Monica
Ali from public nominations.
The 10 will be included in a campaign, A History of England in 100
Places, which will cover locations of
great national importance in pursuits
ranging from science and industry to
sport and the arts.
Ali, the Man Booker Prize-nominated author, said: “It was tough to
select only 10 places. Why is it im-
portant to celebrate such places? It is
an acknowledgement of how the arts
have shaped our society, especially at
a time when arts are becoming more
and more marginalised.
“Secondly, these are not only
places in which to learn about the
past, they also invite contemplation,
reflection and – just maybe – inspiration, thus passing the creative baton
to future generations.”
Some choices, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace or the house in
Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane
Austen lived the last eight years
of her life, are obvious choices, but
the inclusion of the Haçienda may
raise eyebrows.
Ali said: “The Haçienda was the
first nightclub I ever went to in the
Eighties. No club ever topped that
for me. It was the coolest place I’ve
ever been.”
Manchester also contributes
Chetham’s Library to the list. It is the
oldest free public reference library in
the English-speaking world, having
opened more than 350 years ago.
Top sites
The top 10 sites for music and
literature in Historic England’s A
History of England in 100 Places:
Shakespeare’s birthplace
Stratford-upon-Avon
Abbey Road Studios
St John’s Wood, London
Jane Austen’s house
Chawton, Hampshire
The 100 Club
100 Oxford Street, London
George Orwell’s home
Islington, London
The Haçienda
(former nightclub and music
venue), Manchester
The Brontë Parsonage
Haworth, West Yorkshire
Handel & Hendrix in London
23 and 25 Brook Street, London
Charles Dickens’ former home
Doughty Street, Holborn, London
Chetham’s Library
Manchester
William Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon HISTORIC ENGLAND
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Reality show slammed for ‘frequent’ on-screen smoking
Bird flu kills
Queen’s swans
By Laura Harding
Love Island viewers were exposed
to millions of images of contestants
smoking during the run of the reality
show, research has warned.
During the ITV2 series, in which
young people had to couple up to remain on the show, contestants were
frequently shown smoking or holding
packs of cigarettes and lighters.
More stringent curbs on smoking
images on television are urgently
needed, according to research published online in the medical journal
Tobacco Control.
The report quantified the amount
of tobacco content on the show and
found that, over 21 episodes, compris-
‘Love Island’ contestants were
regularly shown smoking or holding
lighters and packets of cigarettes
ing 1,001 minutes of content, tobacco
imagery occurred in 204 minutes, accounting for 20 per cent of the time.
Researchers measured audiovisual tobacco content, categorised
as actual use, implied use (including
verbal references) and the on-screen
presence of cigarettes and smoking
paraphernalia, and clear branding.
The data were combined with
audience viewing figures – the
final episode was watched by
around 2.6 million people – and
population estimates.
The researchers calculated that
the episodes delivered 559 million
overall tobacco “impressions”.
“There is a causal relation between
exposure to on-screen smoking and
smoking initiation, and earlier age
at initiation, in young people,” the researchers stated.
“This study demonstrates that
in spite of UK regulatory controls
on tobacco advertising, promotion
and brand placement, and on condoning, encouraging or glamorising smoking in programmes widely
seen by people aged under 18, this
show probably delivered 559 million
tobacco total impressions to the UK
population, including to many aged
under 16.
“More stringent controls on tobacco content in television programmes
are urgently needed,” the report
concluded.
More than half the complaints
made about Love Island to Ofcom
were about smoking rather than
scenes of a sexual nature.
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More than 20 of the Queen’s swans
from her Windsor flock are feared
to have died from bird flu.
The monarch, who technically
owns all unmarked mute swans
in open water in Britain, is being
kept informed.
David Barber, the Queen’s Swan
Marker, said an 20 more of the wild
flock of around 200 birds were seriously ill and also expected to die.
He added that results from tests
on the dead birds from the Windsor
flock were expected to confirm the
cause as bird flu.
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SOUTH AFRICA
ANC in talks over
Zuma presidency
after he rejects
calls to resign
By Alexander Winning
IN JOHANNESBURG
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been holding
talks to discuss Jacob Zuma’s future
as head of state after negotiations
with the scandal-plagued 75-yearold leader failed to secure his
departure.
Mr Zuma, in power since
2009, has faced pressure
to resign as president
since December, when
he was replaced as leader of the ANC by Cyril
Ramaphosa, the deputy
president.
ANC officials said the party
had summoned its National Working Committee (NWC) to meet at the
party’s Luthuli House headquarters
in central Johannesburg.
The NWC would have to call a
meeting of the National Executive
Committee, its senior decision-making body, if the party wanted to vote
on ousting the president.
Mr Zuma, whose presidency has
been tainted by corruption scandals
and economic decline, has been deserted by prominent allies since Mr
Ramaphosa became leader of the
only party to govern South Africa
since the end of white minority rule
in 1994.
The ANC’s top six most powerful
officials met Mr Zuma late on Sunday
at his official residence in Pretoria,
but there was no announcement of
the outcome.
In a sign of Mr Zuma digging in,
a group of supporters called Black
First Land First said they would
march to Luthuli House.
In response, a pro-Ramaphosa faction of the ANC said it would “defend”
the building, raising the prospect of
clashes between different camps of
the ANC.
The ANC said it respected the
right of citizens to protest in a dis-
Charges Lurid trail
President Jacob Zuma still
commands a loyalist faction, but
many former supporters have
abandoned him following a lurid
trail of corruption charges that he
has never managed to shake off.
Mr Zuma has been
accused of enjoying
multi-million-dollar
upgrades to his private
home with state money,
and associating with
the Guptas, a business
family accused of
looting state enterprises
and influencing cabinet
ministers for their own benefit.
Mr Zuma and the Guptas deny
any wrongdoing.
In a separate case, Mr Zuma
faces prosecution for suspected
corruption tied to an arms deal two
decades ago. The charges had been
thrown out but a court reinstated
them last year. AP
ciplined and peaceful manner. “We
trust those who protest today will
do so in a manner that does not undermine the genuineness… of their
cause,” it said yesterday.
Mr Ramaphosa, 65, is in a strong
position to become the next president, and has been lobbying for Mr
Zuma’s removal.
Opposition parties and some in
the ANC want Mr Zuma to go before his state of the nation address to
parliament, scheduled for Thursday.
REUTERS
South Africa’s currency,
the rand, which has tended
to strengthen on signs that Mr
Zuma could step down before his
term as president ends next year,
was slightly firmer yesterday.
The newly
discovered spider
with a tail, caught
in amber 100
million years ago
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NATURE
Amber specimen shows spiders had tails
By Florence Snead
A tiny prehistoric species of
spider with a tail – measuring
just 5.5mm in length – has been
found preserved in amber in
Myanmar and dates back 100
million years.
Named Chimerarachne after
the mythological Chimera – a
hybrid made up of several
animals – it is believed the
spider’s tail would have been
used for sensory purposes much
like an antenna.
Burmese amber has been
mined for thousands of years
and the material traded with
countries such as China for
jewellery purposes.
Scientists have known since
the beginning of the last century
that it can contain preserved
insects but these were initially
thought to be younger in age than
the latest discovery.
Around 15 years ago they
discovered that Burmese amber
was older, which resulted in a
huge amount of new material
GERMANY
After 10,316 days, the Berlin Wall has
been down for as long as it was up
By Jon Stone
IN BERLIN
TheBerlinWallhasnowbeendownfor
as long as it stood – 10,316 days having
elapsed since the barrier was pulled
down by the capital’s inhabitants.
The guarded concrete wall was a
flashpoint between East and West
throughout the Cold War and stood
for more than 28 years. As of yesterday, it has been reduced to rubble for
the same amount of time.
Snow fell on the remaining sec-
tions of the wall at the weekend ahead
of the deadline. Its ruins are now partially used as an open-air art gallery
– reputedly the longest in the world.
At the weekend, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper ran a picture of the
city from the air at night on its front
page, with the headline “10,316 days
one city”. The old divide between
East and West is still visible from the
air because of the different streetlights used in the former sections.
The wall fell after an apparently
bungled 9 November press confer-
STARTING IN
TOMORROW’S
East German citizens climb the Berlin
wall after the opening of the border
was announced in 1989 REUTERS
ence by Günter Schabowski, an East
German communist official, who
said that people could cross the wall
“immediately”. THE INDEPENDENT
Inside
Saudi
Arabia
A special
series of
reports
becoming available for study.
Dealers go to Myanmar to buy
from miners, before sorting the
amber into different animal and
plant groups.
This is then offered for sale
to various institutions, with
the new species – dating back
to the mid-Cretaceous period –
coming to light when specimens
were made available to the
Nanjing Institute of Geology
and Palaeontology.
The finding has been described
in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
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SCIENCE
Paris terrorist
suspect stays
silent in court
McDonald’s
fries may hold
baldness cure
By Lori Hinnant
IN BRUSSELS
The only surviving member of the
Isis cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 has refused to rise for
a Belgian court or answer questions
about his actions.
Salah Abdeslam is on trial in his
hometown of Brussels on charges
Prosecutors accuse Salah
Abdeslam of helping
organise the Paris attacks and say
he would have died if his suicide
vest had not failed to detonate.
of attempted murder relating to a
police shootout.
The trial relates to the 2016 shooting in Brussels, four months after the
attacks in the French capital. Mr Abdeslam and two suspects were hiding
in an apartment when police arrived
for a routine search. Three officers
were wounded in the shootout that
followed and one suspect was killed.
Mr Abdeslam was captured a few
days later in the flashpoint Brussels
neighbourhood of Molenbeek.
He was flanked by masked guards
and refused to answer questions
beyond a few formalities. “I defend
myself by keeping silent,” he said.
“Muslims are judged and treated
By Hannah Mays
A court artist’s
drawing of
Salah Abdeslam
during his trial in
Brussels REUTERS
without pity, there is no presumption
of innocence. I’m not afraid of you,
I’m not afraid of your allies. I place
my faith in Allah.”
He has previously refused to speak
to investigators in France about the
attack there that killed 130 people
in November 2015. He is expected to
stand trial in relation to that attack
next year.
Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc,
a member of V-Europe, a victims’ association, said: “We want to see what
elements will be provided... to have a
better understanding of this series of
events in France and in Belgium.” AP
The cure for baldness could lie in a
chemical used to make McDonald’s
fries, scientists say.
Japanese researchers regrew fur
in mice after a lab breakthrough enabled them to mass-produce hair follicle germ cells (HFGS) for the first
time. The team was able to do this
after adding dimethylpolysiloxane,
the chemical put in chip vats to stop
cooking oil from foaming, to the container in which the HFGS are grown.
The chemical was effective because it allowed oxygen to permeate
the cells, according to lead researcher Professor Junji Fukuda of Yokohama National University.
The work is at an early stage but
Professor Fukuda added: “This
simple method is very robust
and promising.”
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VATICAN
Pope accused
over sex abuse
‘cover-up’
By Nicole Winfield
IN VATICAN CITY
Pope Francis was wrong to
say that no victims had come
forward to denounce an
abusive Chilean priest, it has
been claimed.
The pontiff was allegedly sent
a victim’s letter in 2015 that
detailed how Father Fernando
Karadima sexually abused the
writer and how other Chilean
clergy ignored it.
This appears to contradict
Pope Francis’s recent
insistence that victims had said
nothing about a cover-up, the
letter’s author said. Members
of the Pope’s own sex abuse
commission said they delivered
it to one of his closest advisers.
The scandal exploded last
month when the pontiff’s trip
to South America was marred
by protests over his vigorous
defence of Bishop Juan Barros,
who is accused of covering up
Father Karadima’s abuse.
Pope Francis dismissed
accusations against Bishop
Barros as “slander”. AP
Turkish President
Recep Tayyip
Erdogan meeting
Pope Francis
yesterday GETTY
KOREAN PENINSULA
SYRIA
Winter Olympics charm offensive is part
of North Korea’s game plan, critics warn
Russian pilot’s
final moments
seen on video
By Bethan McKerna
Diplomatic
signals are
distrusted. By
Kim Sengupta
T
he arrival in Seoul of
North Korea’s pop diva
Hyon Song-wol to sing on
the opening day of South
Korea’s Winter Olympics
this week has been presented as
a symbol of how Pyongyang was
drawing back from its warlike ways.
The presence of Hyon (inset), said
to be a former lover of Kim Jong-un,
was itself something of a surprise as
she had been supposedly executed
for producing pornographic films.
Pyongyang has now announced
that another public figure from
North Korea will attend the games:
the ceremonial head of state,
90-year-old Kim Yong-nam, who
had shown great abilities of selfpreservation in surviving the last
three lethally autocratic rulers of
the country.
This announcement was seen
by some as yet more hope of peace
breaking out after months of
incendiary confrontation between
North Korea and the US and its
allies in the region. But Western
officials in South Korea and
neighbouring states are convinced
that the rapprochement is not what
it seems. To prove the point, US
Vice-President Mike Pence will be
accompanied on his trip to Seoul for
the games by Fred Warmbier, whose
son Otto was jailed in the North and
died after his return to America,
from injuries, it was claimed, he had
received in custody. Mr Warmbier
and his wife, Cindy, were guests of
Donald Trump at last week’s State
of the Union address.
An aide to Mr Pence said: “The
Vice-President will remind the
world that everything the North
Koreans do at the Olympics is a
charade to cover up the fact that
they are the most tyrannical and
oppressive regime on the planet.”
The annual military exercise
between South Korea and the US,
which Pyongyang regularly and
vehemently objects to, has been
postponed for the Olympics, but will
be held afterwards.
Kim Jong-un makes a point
of sending out ambiguous
messages. While
dispatching the
celebrity singer and
the ceremonial head of
state, he has ordered
the huge military
parade to celebrate the
70th anniversary of the
Korean People’s Army to
be brought forward from
25 April to the day before the
Olympics opening.
Diplomacy may yet work,
confounding the critics. But some
of North Korea’s neighbours, as
well as the US, remain suspicious of
Pyongyang’s intentions. Taro Kono,
the Japanese Foreign Minister,
was blunt: “The Olympics and
Paralympic Games are peaceful
festivals and we all support the
Republic of [South] Korea
government’s efforts to make
these events successful.
“I am aware that some
people argue now that
North Korea is engaging
in inter-Korea dialogue,
we should reward them.
“I believe North Korea
want to buy some time to
continue with their nuclear
programme, they simply want to
get something out of this dialogue...
We should not be naive about their
intent, we should not be blinded by
North Korea’s charm offensive.”
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SOUTH KOREA
Hopes for talks rise as North confirms Games visit
By Hyonhee Shin
IN SEOUL
One of North Korea’s most senior
figures will make an unprecedented
visit to South Korea this week as
hopes grow for high-level talks.
Pyongyang said that Kim Yongnam, president of the Presidium of
the Supreme People’s Assembly,
would attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the
mountain resort of PyeongChang.
Seoul said that Mr Kim would lead
a 22-strong delegation for a three-day
visit. The South’s presidential Blue
House, in Seoul, said the visit by Mr
Kim would create “various opportunities” for high-level talks.
“[Mr Kim’s visit] shows North
Korea’s resolve for improved interKorean relations and the success of
the Olympics, as well as its sincere,
earnest attitude,” Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said yesterday.
The Winter Games opening ceremony will also be attended by US
Vice President Mike Pence, Japanese
prime minister Shinzo Abe and other
world leaders. REUTERS
A Russian pilot shot down over
Syria has been hailed a national
hero after reportedly killing himself with a hand grenade to evade
capture by Islamic fighters.
A video purportedly showing his
final moments surfaced yesterday.
Major Roman Filipov ejected
from his Su-25 fighter jet on Saturday after it was hit by a shoulder-launched missile while he was
flying low over rebel-held northwestern Idlib province.
The clip released by Hay’at
Tahrir al-Sham, a group that includes fighters from the former
al-Nusra front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, shows several armed
men running towards the site of
the crash. Gunfire is exchanged
between the pilot and the advancing militants before he screams:
“This is for our guys.” An explosion is heard, which the Russian
defence ministry said was Major
Filipov choosing to kill himself by
detonating a grenade rather than
wait to be captured.
The 33-year-old from Vladivostock has posthumously been
awarded Russia’s highest honour,
the Hero of Russia medal. “The
pilot died heroically. The pilot’s
family and friends have our condolences, and we are proud of our heroes,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry
Peskov said. THE INDEPENDENT
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IN AKOBO
ROMANIA
Army helicopter
in fatal crash
Protest disrupts
Aids film show
A Japanese army Apache
attack helicopter crashed
in the west of the country
yesterday, just missing a
school and causing a fire in a
residential area. One of the two
crew members died.
Live images aired by the
public broadcaster NHK
showed firefighters dousing a
house as smoke billowed from
its roof and windows.
The Boeing Ground SelfDefence Force helicopter
came down in Saga prefecture
during training, the defence
minister said. REUTERS
Protesters interrupted the screening
of a French Aids drama in Bucharest,
claiming that it violated traditional
Romanian values.
Footage posted on social media
shows demonstrators claiming to be
Orthodox Christians interrupting
a showing of 120 BPM (Beats Per
Minute) at the Romanian Peasant
Museum in the capital on Sunday.
They sang the national anthem
and religious songs as they unfurled
banners saying: “Romania isn’t
Sodom” and “Hey Soros, leave them
kids alone” – a reference to the
Hungarian-American philanthropist
George Soros. AP
Ivory poaching
activist stabbed
to death at home
By Maggie Fick
IN NAIROBI
One of the world’s leading
campaigners against the illegal
trade in ivory and rhino horn has
been found stabbed to death at
his home in Nairobi.
Esmond Bradley-Martin, 75,
Children are abducted and
traded for cattle, warns UN
By Sam Mednick
JAPAN
KENYA
SOUTH SUDAN
had spent decades tracking the
movement of animal products,
mostly from Africa to markets
in Asia. “It’s a very big loss
for conservation,” said Paula
Kahumbu, the chief executive
of Wildlife Direct, an
organisation focused on
protecting elephants in Kenya.
Mr Bradley-Martin, a
US-born former UN special
envoy for rhino conservation,
had been about to publish a
report exposing how the ivory
trade had shifted from China
to neighbouring countries, Ms
Kahumbu added. REUTERS
Children are increasingly being
abducted and traded for cattle in
war-torn South Sudan, aid agencies
warned yesterday.
“Child abductions and trafficking
in South Sudan is a real issue that
requires an urgent response by the
government,” said Edmund Yakani,
the executive director of the nonprofit organisation Community
Empowerment for Progress.
It has confirmed abductions in
several parts of the country, including
11 children seized last year in Abyei
in the north, five taken between 2012
Moscow
Even for Russia’s capital, 22in
(56cm) of snow falling in a
weekend was a bit too much.
A two-day winter storm
delayed flights, cut power
supplies to surrounding
villages and even prompted
officials to declare a snow day,
which is unusual in Moscow.
The meteorological office
said yesterday that more than
a month’s average of snow fell
over the weekend, beating all
previous records, with large
drifts accumulating in parts of
the city.
In a country where bad
weather rarely forces schools
to close, the Mayor of Moscow,
Sergei Sobyanin, said that
parents were not expected to
take their children to school
yesterday. However, although
roads were congested, the
city did not come to a halt in
complete gridlock – as many
residents had feared.
Snowploughs worked all
weekend and cleared a record
1.2 million cubic metres of
snow from the streets, said
the Deputy Mayor, Pyotr
Biryukov, who praised public
workers for allowing Moscow
to function as normal.
“There is no collapse, no
catastrophe,” Mr Sobyanin
added. “The city is functioning
as normal.”
Outside Moscow, the
snowfall was so bad that local
authorities asked the army to
send in troops and lorries to
help clear the drifts.
Luke Rix-Standing
and 2014 in the Wau area in the west,
and seven in 2016 and 2017 in the Yei
area in the south, near the Ugandan
border. The United Nations’
Gazing
upon the
divine
Five-year-old Nihira
Bajracharya has been
appointed as the new
“living goddess” at a
temple in Nepal’s
third-largest city, Patan.
Living goddesses –
known as “kumari” – are
young girls considered
by devotees to be
incarnations of a Hindu
deity. They usually keep
their positions until
they reach puberty.
REUTERS
MALDIVES
Regime defies court and refuses to free detainees
The political crisis in the Maldives
d e e p e n e d y e s t e r d ay a s t h e
government said it would not obey
a court order to free a group of
imprisoned opposition leaders.
Last week’s surprise ruling has
led to a stand-off between the
supreme court and the government
of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
Protests have spilled into the
streets of the capital, Malé, and
soldiers in riot gear have stopped
MPs meeting in the of the Indian
Ocean island nation’s parliament.
There was no immediate comment
from Mr Yameen’s main rival, exiled
former president Mohamed Nasheed,
who is among the accused whose
convictions the court overturned. It
ruled that the political leaders’ guilty
verdicts were politically influenced.
The United Nations and several
foreign governments, including that
of the US, have urged the Maldives to
respect the court order. AP
GERMANY
NETHERLANDS
IRAQ
By Mohamed Sharuhaan
Postcard
From...
One child can be exchanged for 20
cows, equivalent to about £5,000
child-protection team confirmed
abductions in the regions of Unity,
Central Equatoria, Jonglei, Upper
Nile and Western Equatoria last year,
although it could not provide a total.
During a recent trip to Akobo, near
the Ethiopian border, the Associated
Press news agency spoke to Murle
tribesmen who acknowledged
stealing and trafficking children
for gain. “The intention is to trade
the children for cattle or use them
personally,” said Thiro Akungurouth,
a Murle youth leader who knows
some of the kidnappers. One child,
no matter what his or her age, can
be bartered for 20 cows worth about
£5,000, Mr Akungurouth said. AP
Legalise cannabis, Effort to heal rift US troops leave
says police chief with Turkey fails for Afghanistan
The head of an organisation
representing German detectives
is calling for the consumption of
cannabis to be decriminalised.
André Schulz, the leader of
Association of German Criminal
Officers, which has 15,000
members, said that it favoured
a “complete decriminalisation
of cannabis consumers”. He
added that the current system
stigmatised people and “allows
criminal careers to start”. AP
The Dutch foreign ministry admitted
yesterday that recent attempts to
heal a diplomatic rift with Turkey
appeared to have failed.
As a result, the Dutch government
is officially withdrawing its
ambassador, a largely symbolic
gesture because the diplomat has
been barred from Turkey since
March. It said that as long as there
was no Dutch ambassador in Ankara,
it would not allow a new Turkish
ambassador in the Netherlands. AP
American troops have started
to withdraw from Iraq following
Baghdad’s declaration of victory
over Isis last year.
An Iraqi government
spokesman said the drawdown
had begun, but that it did not
mark the beginning of a complete
pullout by US forces.
Dozens of American soldiers
have been flown from Iraq to
Afghanistan on daily flights over
the past week. AP
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WORLD FOCUS
Peace talks on
hold after
bomb attacks
By Luke Taylor
IN MEDELLIN
Fabricio Alvarado
Munoz opposes
progressive policies
such as same-sex
marriage and sex
education in schools AP
Anti-gay rights activist fights prog rock
singer in Costa Rica’s presidential poll
Right-winger is favourite to win vote. By Enrique Andres Pretel
C
osta Rica’s reputation
as the bastion of
progressive, liberal
politics in a troubled
region could be set to take
a knock with an evangelical singer
and anti-gay rights campaigner
favourite to win the Central
American state’s presidency.
Former TV presenter Fabricio
Alvarado Munoz will face a
centre-left fiction writer, Carlos
Alvarado Quesada, in Costa Rica’s
presidential election run-off,
definitively ending decades of a
two-party system in the peaceful
Central American nation.
Mr Alvarado Munoz decisively
won the first round on Sunday,
but after failing to reach
40 per cent of the votes must now
compete in the run-off on 1 April
against Mr Alvarado Quesada,
an ex-government minister who
was also once a singer in a prog
rock band.
Mr Alvarado Munoz reflects
the growing influence of
relative outsiders on politics in
Latin America.
Neither of the candidates is from
one of the two parties that have
dominated politics since the mid20th century, and they represent a
widening of the right-left divide.
Mr Alvarado Munoz, the telegenic
author of Christian songs such
as “Your Love is Everything”,
won 24.8 per cent of the vote.
His National Restoration Party
opposes the progressive policies
of President Luis Guillermo Solis,
such as same-sex marriage and sex
education in schools.
Well-known as a television
news anchor before he turned to
religion and politics, Mr Alvarado
Munoz shot to prominence during
the campaign after denouncing
a ruling by the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights calling on
Costa Rica to give civil marriage
Paradise found Fly direct
With beaches on both the Pacific
Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, pristine
rainforest and excellent tourist
facilities, Costa Rica – dubbed the
Switzerland of Latin America – has
become popular with European
tourists, including Britons.
The number of tourists from the UK
grew by 9.1 per cent in 2017 compared
with the previous year, according to
the Costa Rica Tourism Board. From
January to September last year, there
were 47,826 British visitors. British
Airways offering direct flights is one
of the biggest contributors to these
numbers, said tourism minister
Mauricio Ventura.
rights to same-sex couples. “All
the vestiges of gender ideology
will be eliminated from public
policy in Costa Rica,” he said in his
government plan.
During the campaign, a
video was released of his wife
apparently “speaking in tongues”, a
phenomenon that evangelicals say
allows them to communicate in a
divine language.
His rival, Mr Alvarado Quesada,
38, backs the court’s support for
same-sex marriage and appears to
have benefited by energising voters
worried by the strident tone of
the campaign.
He has also tried to connect
with young voters, highlighting his
university rock band, Dramatika. He
has a master’s degree from Sussex
University and his last novel was
titled Brighton Season.
“The Costa Rica of the 21st
century needs a government
that knows how to advance, with
strength, love and happiness, the
agenda of equality,” Mr Alvarado
Quesada said in a speech on Sunday.
He won 21.6 per cent of the vote in
the first round. REUTERS
The Colombian peace process is
in danger of collapse after a rebel
group launched a series of deadly
bomb attacks.
Talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) have been
suspended following the series of
assaults on police stations.
Three police stations were
targeted, two in the port city of
Barranquilla, and the other in
the coastal Bolívar province. The
largest of the Barranquilla bombings left five policemen dead and
wounded 43 others.
The attacks came after a threemonth ceasefire between the state
and the ELN ended on 10 January.
The ELN has been battling the
state since 1964 and is Colombia’s
second biggest insurgency after the
recently demobilised Farc, with an
estimated 1,500 combatants.
“Nobody involved has an incentive to restart talks,” Adam
Isacson, the director of defence
oversight at the Washington Office
on Latin America, told i.
“And if there are no talks for a
while, we can expect several weeks
or months of violence.”
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security’
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The majority of businesses do not
possess adequate cyber security
expertise to prevent attacks and
protect their customers, a report
has found.
Specialist insurer Hiscox surveyed 4,000 firms in the UK, US,
Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, and found 73 per cent were
severely lacking in digital security.
Nearly half (45 per cent) of the
companies surveyed had been
targeted at least once within the
past year.
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any people will
have heard of the
first female MP to
sit in the House of
Commons. Nancy
Astor, who had won the Plymouth
Sutton seat vacated by her
husband and was a member of one
of the richest families in the world,
was introduced to Parliament by
the Prime Minister, David Lloyd
George, in a historic occasion on 1
December 1919.
Yet she was not the first woman
to be elected an MP – that title
had gone to a countess who, by
some reports, shot dead a Dublin
policeman during the 1916 Easter
Rising and was spared the death
penalty “on account of her sex”.
Constance Gore-Booth, who
had become Countess Markievicz
when she married a Polish
aristocrat, famously responded to
this act of clemency by saying: “I
do wish your lot had the decency
to shoot me.”
She was released from jail in
1917, but a year later she was back
in a cell – and it was during her
stay in London’s Holloway Prison
that she was elected to Parliament
by the constituency of Dublin
St Patrick’s in December 1918,
taking 65 per cent of the vote and
becoming one of 73 Sinn Féin MPs.
In line with the party’s policy that
continues to this day, she never sat
in the Commons.
Women – or at least those over
30 who also met other qualifying
criteria – had been granted
the vote on 6 February 1918, a
century ago today. Months later,
the Parliament (Qualification of
Women) Act allowed them to run
for election.
On 14 December, there was a
general election with 17 women
candidates out of a total of 1,623.
Christabel Pankhurst, one of the
famed Suffragette clan, fell 775
votes short in Smethwick –
but Markievicz won in
a landslide.
Markievicz is a
largely forgotten
figure in British
history these days
but she looms large
in Ireland, as Mary
McAuliffe, gender
studies professor
at University College
Dublin, explains. “If you ask
somebody to name one woman – or
any woman – who was part of the
Irish revolutionary period, they
will say Countess Markievicz,”
says Prof McAuliffe.
Her profile could grow in the UK
this year; the Countess is among
the women being commemorated
in Britain this year by the Vote
100 celebrations.
A trained artist and a childhood
friend of the poet WB Yeats, she
was born in London to an AngloIrish family. She took her name
from her husband, Casimir, a
member of the Polish-Ukrainian
gentry who she met in Paris.
His status as a count was later
found to be fraudulent
but the title stuck to
Constance nonetheless.
Almost a decade
before the Rising,
she had made waves
alongside her sister,
Eva Gore-Booth, a
nationally prominent
suffragist. In 1908,
the Liberal government
introduced a licensing bill
that would ban barmaids.
Eva, who focused much of her
efforts on women’s industrial
rights, flew into opposition.
When newly appointed Liberal
minister Winston Churchill faced
a by-election in Manchester, she
determined to make things as
difficult as possible for him. She
called in her older sister to help
and this led to Markievicz’s first
major political action as she rallied
supporters to the cause.
“She drove a coach and four
through Manchester – and of
course women couldn’t vote then
– calling on the male working class
of the town to defeat Winston
Churchill,” says Prof McAuliffe.
“And they succeeded.”
Associating with the labour
movement – let alone her ensuing
involvement in the fight for Irish
independence – was not the usual
thing for women at the time,
especially for a daughter of Sir
Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet,
so Constance caught the attention
of the British press long before
becoming an MP.
“She was fairly well known in
England at the time,” says Prof
McAuliffe. “She would have
appeared in the newspapers. It
was a scandal for aristocratic
ladies to be hanging out with
revolutionaries and working-class
trade union activists.”
As well as feminist activism, she
became involved in “all of the main
movements” in the Irish politics
of the time, says Prof McAuliffe.
Annie Kenney The working-class suffragette
A mill worker turned senior
suffragette, Annie Kenney ran
the Women’s Social and Political
Union for a year when Christabel
Pankhurst fled to Paris to avoid
arrest in 1912.
Kenney joined the campaign
after hearing Pankhurst speak about
women’s rights at an Independent
Labour Party meeting in 1905. She
was first arrested the same year
when attending a Liberal meeting
held in Manchester by Winston
Churchill and Sir Edward Grey.
Kenney posed the question: “If
you are elected, will you do your
best to make woman suffrage a
government measure?”
She protested after receiving no
answer and was sent to prison for
three days.
Kenney went on to be arrested 13
times for the cause, going on hunger
strike and suffering repeated
force feedings, which took a toll on
her health.
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Vera Holme The driver
Vera Holme was an actress who
served as a chauffeur to the
Pankhursts. She drove Emmeline
Pankhurst on a tour of Scotland, and
took a deputation of suffragettes to
meet Prime Minister Lloyd George
in 1910.
As a young woman Holme toured
with acting companies, often crossdressing for roles. In 1908 she joined
the Women’s Social and Political
Union and built close relationships
with some of the most senior
suffragettes.
In 1909 she stayed with the
Blathwayt family at Eagle House,
known as Suffragette’s Rest, where
suffragettes were invited to plant a
tree to celebrate a prison sentence.
She was imprisoned in Holloway for
stone-throwing in 1911.
Hannah Mays
She became a senior member of the
Irish Citizen Army and was the only
woman court-martialled for fighting
in the Rising. “She continued her
activism throughout the war of
independence and the Civil War
and she was imprisoned four or five
more times in that period.”
After her election in 1918, she
joined the other Sinn Féin MPs
elected to Westminster in creating
their own parliament in Ireland. In
that illegal, provisional government,
she became minister for labour, one
of the first female ministers. She
died in 1927 at the age of 59.
There has been some trepidation
about whether commemorating
Markievicz in London makes any
sense, given her beliefs – and some
activists have warned against a
polite, meaningless celebration.
“While it’s great to see Countess
Markievicz being honoured, I really
hope that her politics and beliefs
are also spoken about,” says Jeanne
Sutton, co-founder of the Women’s
Museum of Ireland site. “British
history needs to reflect more on the
legacy of the empire. In the media,
a lot of women’s history is often
centred around ‘the first’, but I feel
that can often erase the fact various
female trailblazers are more than
the answer to a table quiz question.”
For Prof McAuliffe, however,
bringing Markievicz back into
the British canon is not about
republicanism, feminism or trade
union activism.
“She is being commemorated
for a different reason, which is to
solidify the relationship between
the two governments,” she
says. “Nobody can say whether
Markievicz herself would approve
of this or not, but most historians
would agree that this is something
EthelSmyth The composer
ophia Duleep Singh has had
many labels. The Indian
princess was a 19th-century
“It girl”, a goddaughter to
Queen Victoria, a radical
royal, a militant suffragette and a
key figure in the suffrage movement.
Yet her life remained largely
untold until BBC broadcaster Anita
Anand saw her picture in a magazine
and went in search of a book that
would teach her more about this
Indian suffragette. No such book
existed, so Anand spent five years
writing her biography, Sophia:
Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary.
Sophia is now being honoured
by the Royal Mail with a stamp
to mark the centenary of the 1918
Representation of the People Act.
The set of eight stamps also include
Mary Leigh and Edith New (inset).
“We are terrible at writing
women’s history,
but we are
catastrophically
bad at writing about
women of colour,”
Anand tells i. “Here
is one who has been
at the forefront
of the suffragette
movement, is the
reason I can vote today, is the reason
I am a political journalist, and I
didn’t know anything about her.”
The daughter of an exiled Punjabi
maharajah, Sophia and her two
sisters were debuted at Buckingham
Palace in 1894. It was a trip to India
in 1903 that transformed her to royal
revolutionary, as she encountered
racism and was exposed to the
Ethel Smyth was a gifted composer in
an era when composition was a male
domain. Over a single morning in
1902, the Kent musician convinced the
New York Metropolitan Opera to stage
her opera, Das Wald, making history by
becoming the first female composer
at the Met, and the last for a hundred
years to follow.
At home, Smyth’s career was
hampered by her prominence
within the suffragist movement; her
participation in the stone-throwing
campaigns of 1912 landed her a twomonth sentence in Holloway.
Undeterred, she conducted the
movement’s theme tune – her composition “The March of the Women”
– from her cell window using a toothbrush, while a hundred suffragette
inmates marched in the yard below.
Allison Vale , author of ‘A Woman
Lived Here’ (£12.99, Robinson)
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of the Representation of the People
Bill in 1918 would not have been possible without men. With Parliament
then exclusively male, it relied on
male votes. Often overlooked is the
vital role some men played behind
the scenes. In 1866, philosopher John
Stuart Mill MP and Henry Fawcett
MP – husband of the future leader of
Heather Saul
ROSA MAY BILLINGHURST
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nable to walk after a
childhood bout of polio,
Rosa May Billinghurst
was branded the
“cripple suffragette”.
Undeterred, Billinghurst was a
regular at demonstrations and used
an adapted hand-tricycle to
propel herself.
Billinghurst, a welleducated woman from
It was a scandal for
a middle-class family,
aristocratic ladies to be
believed women’s
hanging out with union
inferior position in
activists and revolutionaries society was impeding
progress. She was
that should be done – because she’s particularly concerned
the first woman elected – and those about working conditions for
the poor. She joined the Women’s
who object would object out of
Social and Political Union (WSPU)
modern sensibilities.”
in 1907, and her disability did not
If the aim of Vote100 is to
seem to hold her back in taking
focus on women’s history, then,
part in militant activities. Neither,
it could do worse than draw the
attention of modern Britain to one it appears, did the treatment she
of the most fascinating protagonists received at the hands of the police.
She described how in 1910 she was
in the suffrage story.
thrown out of her tricycle “in a very
Karl McDonald brutal manner” by the police, then
the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies Millicent Fawcett
– presented the Women’s Suffrage
Petition to Parliament.
MPs such as Keir Hardie, George
Lansbury and Arthur Henderson
made the case for women’s suffrage
in the Commons and within the
newly formed Independent Labour
poverty endured by people
living under British rule.
By 1909, Sophia was
a fully fledged militant
suffragette. She was used
as a propaganda tool by
Emmeline Pankhurst,
was a major donor and
sold The Suffragette newspaper
outside her home, Hampton
Court Palace. Sophia – who joined
the Women’s Tax Resistance
League – was next to Pankhurst
on the Black Friday march on 18
November 1910, given its name
because of the brutality deployed
by police on women as they tried to
reach Parliament.
The disabled protester
The men who put their careers on the line to support votes for women
he picture painted of male
behaviour during the
women’s suffrage campaign is often an ugly one.
Men spat at women during rallies, were hired to violently
sabotage pro-suffrage demonstrations and orchestrated bitter political attacks. Yet the eventual passing
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Singh selling ‘The
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Party. “These politicians did so at
huge risk to their political careers,”
says Dr Christopher Hill, a historian
at Birmingham City University. “In
1912, Lansbury resigned his seat
in Parliament to seek a verdict in
favour of the women’s cause.”
Jenn Selby
had her arms forced painfully behind
her back, with one of her fingers bent
right back, which caused her “great
agony”. She was left “in the middle of
a hooligan crowd,” unable to move as
the wheels on her hand-tricycle had
been tampered with.
Between 1910 and 1912,
Parliament considered
various Bills to give some
women the vote, but
none of them passed.
In response, the WSPU
organised a windowsmashing campaign.
Billinghurst was jailed for
one month for her part.
In December 1912, she was
charged with damaging letter boxes
in Deptford and jailed for eight
months. There she was force-fed,
becoming so ill that she was released
after two weeks. She carried on
campaigning by chaining herself to
the railings of Buckingham Palace.
Katie Fox, a records specialist for the
National Archives
The liberal
philosopher
John Stuart
Mill was
one of
the MPs
to first
present the
Women’s
Suffrage
Petition to
Parliament
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9pm BBC2
With the recent death of founder
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behind the scenes of Ikea. The
statistics are extraordinary: Ikea
uses 1 per cent of the world’s cut
timber supply, for example, a reason
why the company is experimenting
with recycled aluminium in its
famous (or infamous) flatpack
furniture. But is Ikea just a company
or, as one Swedish honcho claims
here, “more of a movement”? This
first episode follows attempts to
widen its designer base by
commissioning British “enfant
terrible” Tom Dixon to dream up a
bed-sofa (not, importantly to Dixon
(left), a sofa-bed) and the creation of
the 203-million copy Ikea catalogue.
8pm, BBC2
We’ve had Back In Time For Dinner
for the middle-class southerner
Robshaw family but now, since we’re
in the north of England, it’s tea
(dinner being what you ate in the
middle of the day, explains presenter
Sara Cox). The Ellis family from
Bradford are the guinea pigs offering
up their terraced house for retromodelling and sampling life from
1918 onwards, in a bid to find out
how much family life has changed.
The garden is turned into a backyard
complete with outside privy, while
Ellis children are introduced to tripe
and a clothes wrangle. “Is that a pasta
maker?” ventures one of the
daughters, who, at 15, is old enough
to work down the textile mill.
What Would Your Kid Do?/
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All Girls
8pm, ITV/Channel 4
Two variations on the same idea:
eavesdropping on youngsters to see
what makes them tick. The new ITV
series has games and activities that
it claims will demonstrate differing
personality types – a bit of a steal
from the Channel 4 series, which has
a one-off special to coincide with the
100th anniversary of female
suffrage, with just girls together.
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Inside No 9
10pm, BBC2
A dead hoarder’s flat, a blood-stained
floor, a dead rat and a terrible,
inescapable curse… it’s all in a day’s
work for council contractors Keith
and Nick (Steve Pemberton and
Reece Shearsmith) in the last of the
current run of anthology comedies.
Nigel Planer guests.
Nigel Planer features
in ‘Inside No 9’
10pm, BBC2
Prince Charles meets up
with Andrew GrahamDixon in ‘Art, Passion
And Power’
9pm, BBC4
Sara Cox goes ‘Back In
Time For Tea’
8pm, BBC2
7.00 Secrets Of The
National Trust
With Alan
Titchmarsh The
story of Thomas
Legh (R) (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Railways Of The
Great War With
Michael Portillo
(R) (S).
7.00 FILM: Volcano
(Mick Jackson
1997) Disaster
thriller, starring
Tommy Lee
Jones (S).
8.00 The Secret
Life Of 5 Year
Olds: All Girls
Youngsters
return for a
one-off special
(S).
8.00 QE2: The
World’s
Greatest Cruise
Ship Part one of
two. Exploring
the Queen
Elizabeth 2 (S).
8.00 Andrew Marr’s
The Making Of
Modern Britain
Last in the
series (R) (S).
9.00 Next Of Kin
Mona and
Danny are
stranded within
the terror cell.
Last in the
series (S).
9.00 24 Hours In
A&E Patients
include a man
involved in a
collision with a
car (S).
9.00 Elizabeth:
Our Queen New
series. A look
at Elizabeth II’s
life (S).
9.00 Art, Passion
& Power:
The Story Of
The Royal
Collection Last
in the series (S).
10.00Inside No 9 Last
in the series (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News;
Weather (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Girlfriends (R)
(S).
10.00Clare Balding’s
Secrets Of A
Suffragette
The actions
of activist
Emily Wilding
Davison (R) (S).
10.00Ben Fogle:
Return To
The Wild New
series. Ben
Fogle reunites
with the people
he met (S).
10.00Jane Austen:
Behind Closed
Doors Lucy
Worsley visits
locations that
inspired Jane
Austen (R) (S).
11.25 The Truth About
Sleep The
consequences
of sleep
deprivation –
and how to get
more (R) (S).
11.15 Mum Comedy
(R) (S).
11.40 Mum Michael
is shocked to
see Cathy has a
Valentine’s card
(R) (S).
11.45 Tonight At
The London
Palladium With
stars including
Simply Red.
Last in the
series (R) (S).
11.05 Before We Die
Hanna, Bjorn
and Tina know
that there is a
mole among
their colleagues
(S).
11.05 Paddington
Station 24/7
Behind the
scenes at
the London
transport hub
(R) (S).
12.25 Thailand’s Drug
Craze: Stacey Dooley
Investigates (R) (S). 1.25
BBC News (S).
12.10 Mum (R) (S). 12.40
Sign Zone: Stealing Van
Gogh (R) (S). 1.40 Sign
Zone: A House Through
Time (R) (S). 2.40 This Is
BBC Two (S).
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.50
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.20 The 2,000,000
Calorie Buffet 1.15 Kitchen
Nightmares USA 2.05
Obsessive Compulsive
Cleaners 3.00 The Secrets
Of Sleep 3.55 Four Rooms
4.50 Coast Vs Country
5.45 Comfort Food
12.05 Extreme Railway
Journeys (R) (S). 1.00
SuperCasino 3.10 GPs:
Behind Closed Doors (R)
(S). 4.00 Get Your Tatts
Out: Kavos Ink 4.45 House
Doctor 5.10 Great Artists
5.35 House Busters
9pm
10pm
so it was only a matter of time
before he bumped into the Prince of
Wales. Charles shows him two of his
recent commissions – portraits of
veterans of the Battle of Britain and
the D-Day landings – which would
seem to confirm this last episode’s
most surprising discovery: his
grandmother the Queen Mother’s
far more avant-garde taste.
6.00 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).
8.50 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).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (S).
8.30 Superstore The
store starts to
heat up when
the thermostat
breaks (S).
9.00 FILM: 13
Hours: The
Secret Soldiers
Of Benghazi
(Michael Bay
2016) Premiere
(S).
9.00 FILM: American
Pie: The
Wedding (Jesse
Dylan 2003)
Comedy sequel,
starring Jason
Biggs (S).
11.00 The Incredible
Story Of Marie
Antoinette’s
Watch With
Nicholas
Parsons (R) (S).
11.50 FILM: ’71 (Yann
Demange 2014)
Thriller, starring
Jack O’Connell
(S).
11.00 Family Guy Lois
shows Meg how
to have fun (R)
(S).
11.30 Family Guy (R)
(S).
12.00 Stories From The
Dark Earth: Meet The
Ancestors Revisited (R)
(S). 1.00 Top Of The Pops:
1981 (R) (S). 1.35 Top Of The
Pops: 1981 2.15 Andrew
Marr’s The Making Of
Modern Britain 3.15 Close
1.55 FILM: Goon (Michael
Dowse 2011) Sporting
comedy, starring Seann
William Scott (S). 3.50
Close
12.00 American Dad! (R)
(S). 12.30 American Dad! (R)
(S). 12.55 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S). 1.25 Release
The Hounds (R) (S). 2.20
Teleshopping 5.50 ITV2
Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
===
Islam, Women and Me
10.45pm, BBC1
Mehreen Baig is an unmarried
28-year-old British Muslim woman,
and perkily independent in just
about every way – except for the fact
that she still lives with a father who
seems to think that eight o’clock (“or
8.30 maximum”) is the latest she
should be allowed out in the evening.
In her illuminating documentary,
Baig meets other young British
Muslim women, one of whom has
left the faith altogether, citing what
she sees as its sexism, witnesses
married women petitioning a sharia
council to divorce their husbands,
and interviews a range of
prospective husbands herself. “I’m
looking for someone who doesn’t act
like my third parent,” she tells one.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Slumdog Millionaire
Pale Rider
9pm, More4
(Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, 2008)
The grimmest story ever to have
“feelgood film of the decade” on its
movie poster, this multi-Oscarwinner is a modern-day Oliver Twist:
a picaresque about an orphaned boy
from the Mumbai slums (Dev Patel)
who escapes from life as an enslaved
beggar and into one of petty crime,
before returning to rescue the
childhood sweetheart (Freida Pinto,
left with Patel) who has been sold
into prostitution. Boyle takes
inspiration from Bollywood‘s masala
approach to cinema, and his kinetic
storytelling blithely mixes tragedy,
melodrama, romance and escapist
fantasy, before topping it all off with
a colourful song and dance routine.
10.05pm, ITV4
(Clint Eastwood, 1985)
Eastwood saddles up to play a
sharp-shooter who pledges to
protect a gold-mining encampment
from a local tycoon. It isn’t original
– it’s a remake of Shane in all but
name – but it gets the job done.
’71
11.50pm, Film4
(Yann Demange, 2014)
This taut, heart-pounding film stars
Jack O’Connell as a raw young British
Army recruit who gets stranded in
Republican territory in Belfast in
1971, and must spend a day and a
night on the run, buffeted by forces
out of his control.
BBC Radio 1
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote A private
eye recruits
a bizarre new
partner (R) (S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders A
glamorous
citizen and a
distinguished
doctor are killed
(R) (S).
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). 11.00
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). 2.30
Melissa & Joey (R) (S). 3.00
Baby Daddy (R) (S). 3.30
Baby Daddy (R) (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (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 NCIS: Los Angeles
(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
Storm City (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory An
invitation
causes conflict
(R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet A
springer spaniel
puppy with a
badly deformed
hind leg arrives
(R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
A comingof-age story
chronicling
Bart’s life (R) (S).
6.00 House The
maverick medic
seizes a chance
for revenge (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Coach Trip:
Road To
Tenerife
Brendan drops
a bombshell in
Aljezur (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A modern home
for two artists
on the Isle of
Skye (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer is fired
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Bart has a crush
on his new
teacher (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A transgender
teen is found
hanging from a
tree (R) (S).
8.00 Premier
League’s
Greatest
Moments Jamie
Carragher
reveals his best
moments (R) (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Frank tries to
deal with a
bomb threat in
Manhattan (R)
(S).
9.00 The Blacklist
Tom disregards
a warning
to halt his
investigation
into the
suitcase (S).
9.00 A Girl In The
River: The Price
Of Forgiveness
(R) (S).
10.00Trollied
Comedy set
in a budget
supermarket.
10.30 Harry Hill’s TeaTime (R) (S).
10.00Mommy Dead
And Dearest:
The Story Of
Dee Dee A
true crime
documentary
(R) (S).
9.00 Celebs Go
Dating
Hollywood’s
Jonathan
Lipnicki heads
off on his first
date (S).
10.00Foyle’s War The
son of a highprofile Jewish
businessman is
attacked (R) (S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.00 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
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
Annie Nightingale 3.00 Radio 1
Comedy – Ed & Lauren Get On
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 Jamz Supernova 1am
Annie Nightingale Presents
3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00 Jamz
Supernova
BBC Radio 2
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Howard
and Raj try to
find Sheldon a
girlfriend (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Slumdog
Millionaire
(Danny Boyle,
Loveleen
Tandan 2008)
Oscar-winning
drama (S).
10.00Tattoo Fixers:
Top Tatts
Compilation
of highlights
from the tattoo
parlour (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big
Bang Theory
Leonard’s car is
stolen (R) (S).
11.30 Ramsay’s
Kitchen
Nightmares A
Chelmsford cafe
bar (R) (S).
11.00 The Force:
Manchester
Documentary
following the
work of Greater
Manchester
Police (R) (S).
11.40 Gomorrah A
power vacuum
takes hold (R) (S).
12.00 First Dates (R) (S).
1.10 Celebs Go Dating (R)
(S). 2.10 Gogglebox (R) (S).
3.00 Tattoo Fixers: Top
Tatts (R) (S). 3.55 Rude Tube
(R) (S). 4.20 Rude(ish) Tube
(R) (S). 4.45 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S).
12.35 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Does Countdown (R) (S).
1.35 Bodyshockers: Nips,
Tucks And Tattoos (R) (S).
2.35 Grand Designs (R) (S).
3.40 Close
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme
World (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 3.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 4.00
Stop, Search, Seize (R) (S).
5.00 The Dog Whisperer
(R) (S).
12.40 Gomorrah (R) (S).
1.45 Dexter (R). 2.45 House
(R) (S). 3.45 Girls (R) (S).
4.15 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.05 The West Wing (R) (S).
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ON DEMAND
The Wizard Of Lies
Now TV/Sky Box Sets
Robert De Niro plays Ponzi
fraudster Bernie Madoff in a
one-off drama.
Altered Carbon
===
Radio
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S).
8.00 The Royal (R) (S). 8.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.30
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.25
Griff’s Great Britain (R)
(S). 10.55 Griff’s Great
Britain (R) (S). 11.30
Love Your Garden (R)
(S). 12.30 The Royal (R)
(S). 1.35 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
3.45 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).
i TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Bill Kenwright’s
Golden Years 11.00 Nigel
Ogden: The Organist Entertains
11.30 Listen To The Band
12mdn’t Sounds Of The 80s
2.00 Radio 2’s Folk Playlist 3.00
Radio 2 Playlist: 90s Hits 4.00
Radio 2 Playlist: Wednesday
Workout 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00
Essential Classics 12noon
Composer Of The Week:
Takemitsu. Donald Macleod
pays tribute to the work of
Takemitsu. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
John Toal introduces a
performance by BBC Radio 3
New Generation Artists. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. The BBC
SSO peform works by Mozart,
Beethoven and Schubert.
5.00 In Tune. Sean Rafferty
presents, with guests including
pianist Martin Helmchen. 7.00
In Tune Mixtape. Featuring
music by Mozart and John
Rutter. 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert.
The SCO and Elisabeth
Leonskaja play Beethoven,
Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
10.00 Free Thinking. Philip
Dodd and guests examine 1961
novel, The Prime of Miss Jean
Brodie. 10.45 The Essay: All
Miss Brodie’s Girls? The work
of Muriel Spark. 11.00 Late
Junction 12.30am Through
The Night
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Global
Philosopher 9.45 Book Of The
Week: Somebody I Used To
Know 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 Find Me A Cure 11.30
BACH: Man Of Passion 12noon
News 12.04 Witness 12.15 Call
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: Becoming Betty
3.00 The Kitchen Cabinet 3.30
Making History 4.00 Word
Of Mouth 4.30 A Good Read
Netflix
Hugely ambitious sci-fi set in a
future where people can upload
their minds into new bodies.
Spiral
BBC iPlayer
Fans lagging behind with TV’s
best crime show prepare for a
shock-laden double-bill finale.
5.00 PM 5.57 Weather 6.00
Six O’Clock News 6.30 Simon
Evans Goes To Market. Last in
the series. 7.00 The Archers.
There is more bad news for the
Aldridges. 7.15 Front Row. Arts
programme. 7.45 That Was
Then. By Jonathan Myerson.
8.00 File On 4. Tim Whewell
investigates financial scams.
8.40 In Touch. News for people
who are blind or partially
sighted. 9.00 Inside Health.
Dr Mark Porter separates
medical fact from fiction.
9.30 The Global Philosopher.
An audience joins Harvard’s
Michael Sandel to discuss the
limits to free speech. 10.00 The
World Tonight. News roundup. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
Reading Europe – Russia: The
Big Green Tent. By Ludmila
Ulitskaya. 11.00 The Infinite
Monkey Cage. A look at animal
behaviour. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political news,
presented by Sean Curran.
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
Tolliver Lives 2.45 Quicksand
3.00 Wasted Years 4.00 Jest A
Minute 4.30 Ballylenon 5.00
1835 5.30 Simon Evans Goes
To Market 6.00 MR James
Stories 6.15 The Strange Case
Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde 6.30
Pioneers 7.00 The Ken Dodd
Show 7.30 The Men From The
Ministry 8.00 The Daughter
Of Time 8.30 Speak Spirit
Speak 9.00 Jessie Kesson
Short Stories 9.15 Baldi 10.00
Comedy Club: Simon Evans
Goes To Market 10.30 Lionel
Nimrod’s Inexplicable World
11.00 Seekers 11.30 The
Mel And Sue Thing 12mdn’t
MR James Stories 12.15 The
Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And
Mr Hyde 12.30 Pioneers 1.00
The Daughter Of Time 1.30
Speak Spirit Speak 2.00 Brave
New World 2.15 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 Jest A
Minute 4.30 Ballylenon 5.00
1835 5.30 Simon Evans Goes
To Market
BBC 5 Live
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
The Emma Barnett Show 1pm
Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live
Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 7.45
5 Live Sport: FA Cup Football
2017-18 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 Radio 4 Extra
BBC 6 Music
6am The Daughter Of Time
6.30 Speak Spirit Speak 7.00
1835 7.30 Simon Evans Goes
To Market 8.00 The Ken Dodd
Show 8.30 The Men From
The Ministry 9.00 The News
Quiz Extra 9.45 Hearing With
Hegley 10.00 Wasted Years
11.00 Jessie Kesson Short
Stories 11.15 Baldi 12noon
The Ken Dodd Show 12.30 The
Men From The Ministry 1.00
The Daughter Of Time 1.30
Speak Spirit Speak 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
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 1.00 The
First Time With Jean Michel
Jarre 2.00 Liverpool: The New
Wave 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00
Chris Hawkins
BBC Radio 4 LW
Pick
ofthe
day
Bill Kenwright’s
Golden Years
10pm, BBC Radio 2
The theatre
producer (above)
shares his passion
for the hits of
the late 1950s
and early 1960s,
playing a selection
of the songs that
soundtracked
his youth.
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Another uplifting
concert. 10.00 Smooth Classics
1am Bob Jones
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00
Leona Graham 1pm Andy
Bush 4.00 Dave Berry 7.00
Claire Sturgess 10.00 Pete
Donaldson 1am Ben Burrell
Heart
6am Jamie And Emma
9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Kat
Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00
Jenni Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am Sports Breakfast With
Ray Parlour 10.00 Jim White,
Micky Gray And Bob Mills 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
With Adam Catterall
Surgical techniques up
until the late 19th century
mostly involved cutting bits
off rather than reattaching
them. Many people died
from stabs, cuts and surgical
procedures because the
way of holding everything
together involved very simple
stitches that often failed to
connect major blood vessels
SCARS
wo hundred years ago
Mary Shelley created
the most instantly recognisable creature of
horror fiction, Frankenstein’s monster. We all have
an image in our head of a greenskinned, square-headed, tall,
lumbering creature with bolts
through his neck. However, as I
explore in my book, Making the
Monster, Shelley’s creation was
very different and owed a lot to
the scientific experiments made
at the turn of the 19th century.
T
Valentine’s
gifts for him
From the best
bathroom products
to the right white tee
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Why this bird is
our city friend
Ravens have been
urban dwellers as
long as we have
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effectively. Frankenstein’s
creature would have been
heavily scarred by these big
stitches. (Shelley makes no
specific mention of scarring
– nor any talk of green skin or
bolts through the neck – but
the creature is described as
hideously ugly.) Also, he would
certainly have sprung a few
leaks when blood started to
flow through his reconnected
veins and arteries.
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Above: An 1831 Frankenstein and
the creature; left, Mary Shelley
chemical revolution. It sealed
Lavoisier’s reputation as “the
father of modern chemistry”.
Humphry Davy, the British
researcher behind the Davy
lamp and many scientific
discoveries, was inspired
by Lavoisier and conducted
his own research. In 1799 he
proposed that blood carried
oxygen to the tissue, where
it was consumed to release
energy, and then the blood
carried away the carbon
dioxide that was produced.
Mary Shelley was very
familiar with Davy’s work.
She may have attended his
lectures and she read at least
one of his books while she was
writing the early chapters of
her novel Frankenstein.
The heart has always had a
privileged position above
other organs in the body.
For centuries, any damage
to the heart was seen as
certainly fatal.
In Shelley’s time, increasing
numbers of dissections on
human cadavers had shown
that the heart was perhaps
not as vulnerable as many
had imagined. Some hearts
showed scarring, evidence
of a previous injury that
had healed. Restarting the
heart to bring a creature to
life, however, was another
matter entirely.
HEART
It was obvious even in ancient
times that the loss of a lot of
blood almost inevitably led
to death. But, for a long time,
what blood did inside the body
could only be guessed at.
In 1780, Antoine Lavoisier,
a brilliant French chemist,
conducted a series of
experiments that showed that
a particular substance was
needed for things to burn.
He named this substance
oxygen and proposed that it
was oxygen combining with
other chemicals in the body
that created body heat by
slow burning. He wrote about
his theories in a book Traite
Elementaire de Chimie. The
book was nothing short of a
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The science behind Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. By DrKathrynHarkup
A monster so hideous
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anatomy professor Luigi
Galvani found that he could
make dead frogs move when
he applied electric shocks to
their muscles. He proposed the
idea of “animal electricity”, a
substance that could animate
muscles or may even be the
stuff of life itself. Further
experiments in an ever-greater
range of animals eventually
led to Galvani’s nephew,
Giovanni Aldini, trying to
restart the heart of a recently
executed criminal.
George Forster was
convicted of murder and was
REANIMATION
In the late 18th century the
In the 18th century there was
a huge surge in interest in
anatomy, as medical students
were expected to pass
examinations in the subject
before they could become
doctors. Anatomy schools
sprang up in major cities
to meet the demand.
The best way to learn was
from direct experience of
the body – the dissection
of corpses. In order to
supply students with
enough material, schools
had to resort to stolen
material. This was the era of
the body-snatchers, gangs
who would dig up recently
interred corpses and sell
them at high prices.
Unusual or medically
interesting specimens
found during dissections
were carefully preserved
to instruct future students.
Huge collections were
accumulated and some are
still in use today. One of the
most famous anatomists and
BODY
surgeons of the day,
John Hunter (inset),
ran a school from his London
home. His collection was one
of the best. He even opened it
up to the public as a museum.
Pride of place in Hunter’s
museum was given to a
skeleton of the Irish giant.
These were the remains
of Charles Byrne who had
travelled to London from his
native Ireland to earn money
as a curiosity. Byrne charged
a fee for people to come and
gawp at his great height, which
he claimed was an impressive
8ft.
Sadly Byrne died at the
age of only 22 and body
snatchers brought his body
to Hunter. It is just possible
that a young Mary Shelley,
who would later write a novel
about a creature that was 8ft
tall, may well have seen the
skeleton. Alternatively she
may have heard about it from
her family’s connections with
Hunter and those who looked
after his collection.
hanged in London in 1803. His
dead body was handed over to
Aldini who conducted a series
of electrical experiments to
find out if humans could be
revived after they had died.
The descriptions of the
experiments were published
widely and sound not too
dissimilar to scenes in
films of Frankenstein’s
monster being brought to
life in a thunderstorm. In one
experiment Aldini cracked
open Forster’s chest and
applied wires from a battery
directly to the heart in an
attempt to get it to beat again.
He was unsuccessful.
Bakken wondered if the
electrical equipment could
be miniaturised and used
to control irregular heart
rhythms. His inspiration
led him to develop the first
portable, battery-powered
pacemaker. Science fiction can
be inspired by science fact. And
sometimes science fact can be
inspired by science fiction.
that Victor Frankenstein
would have used animal
rather than human bones to
make an 8ft-high creature.
The monster may have
been some kind of human/
animal hybrid.
John Hunter himself
conducted a series of
experiments transplanting
material between animals
of the same and different
species, apparently
with success.
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In the 1950s Earl Bakken
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Boris Karloff’s character
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The human body is a
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a very fiddly task. To make
things easier for her fictional
creator, Victor Frankenstein,
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height is the exception rather
than the rule. It is very likely
BONES
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very fiddly task
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bright red mini-dress and then asks the
grieving widow if she can borrow a pair
of knickers. “I just thought, oh blimey, I
should probably be wearing some.”
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month; in the first episode Cathy turns
60. “It seems like only yesterday I was
18,” she says to Kelly.
“Yeah, it wasn’t only yesterday, though,
was it, Cathy?” says Kelly slowly, licking
salt and vinegar crisp crumbs off her
fingers. “It was 42 years ago.”
M c G r i l l i s go t t h e p a r t a f t e r
Golaszewski and Mum director Richard
Laxton saw her in The Pass at the Royal
Court Theatre in 2014. In the play,
about a gay relationship between two
footballers, she played a Geordie table
dancer/tabloid honey trap. “What I love
about Lisa is her ability to find the good in
a character, the humanity,” Golaszewski
tells me. “She doesn’t look down on the
characters she plays. She doesn’t judge
them. That instinct is so important to
what I do. I was desperate to work with
someone so intelligent and kind in their
choices, and so naturally funny.”
Indeed, in the wrong hands, Kelly, who
consistently says the very worst thing
in any given situation, could be “a real
nightmare”, says McGrillis. “She could
so easily turn ridiculous. What Stefan
does so beautifully is he writes these
tiny moments when you see her looking
vulnerable. It’s not often that parts like
this come along.”
Filming the second series of Mum
was the hardest thing she has ever done
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because last year McGrillis became a
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10 weeks after Joshy was born to film the
final series of Inspector George Gently in
Durham for eight weeks, then did nine
more weeks on Mum.
“It was really hard. I was exhausted,”
she says. “Every two hours I had to
stop, go and express [milk]. There was
nothing I could do, it was a necessity.
I was physically going to leak – and my
baby needed to be fed.”
For Mum, she would get up at 5am,
express milk for half an hour, commute
two hours to the set and work from 7am
to 7pm, getting home again just before
9pm. “I didn’t see Joshy awake from
Monday to Friday for nine weeks. It was
physically and emotionally exhausting. I
feel like I’m at the beginning of a really
long journey – 18 years of juggling.
“It’s incredibly hard because if I stop
working, if I turn that job down, then it
means I’ll be forgotten about. Nobody
owes me anything. You can so easily fizzle
out,” says McGrillis. Manville, who has a
teenage son, gave her pep talks on set.
“She said, ‘when Joshy goes to school,
you’re going to want to be still working.’
So it was really important that I did these
jobs but, my God, it was exhausting.”
On Inspector George Gently – Peter
Flannery’s detective series set in the
1960s – she was often the only woman on
set. “I’d feel so aware of it. The majority
of film sets, crew-wise, are 95 per cent
male.” By contrast she is now filming the
third series of No Offence, Paul Abbott’s
female-led police drama, in which she
plays a local politician. “We were doing a
night shoot the other day, and there were
five of us in the green room. It was the
first time I’ve been sat at work and, when
I look around, it’s all women. That is so
unusual. It felt really odd – so strange
and brilliant.”
McGrillis grew up in Carlisle – her
mother was a special needs teacher and
her father an accountant. She didn’t excel
at school – except at theatre studies – and
thought she might end up doing drama
therapy, so went to study performing
arts at Northumbria University. “It was
a bit of a Mickey Mouse course, really. I
think I just got pissed for three years. We
only did six hours a week.”
Her first job was with a Theatre in
Education company, touring a show
about safe sex around schools in
Derbyshire. She played a drunk girl
in a tent in a skit about condoms. “I
remember sitting behind the set
thinking, ‘Oh God, is this my life? Is
this what acting is? I’m not sure I
want to do this for ever.’”
She also did “terrible” adverts –
“Like, ‘Selling your home? I don’t
know what the big fuss is about!
I sold this place in a day!’” Her
break came when she got involved
with Newcastle’s excellent Live
Theatre. She landed a part in
The Pitmen Painters, by Lee
Hall of Billy Elliot fame in
2007. It transferred to
the National Theatre
and then to Broadway.
It also introduced her
to her now husband,
Stuart Martin, also an
actor, when they met at
a Christmas party in the
National Theatre bar.
She would like to get back
into the theatre now. “I love
how terrified it makes me
feel,” she says. Plenty of actors
say that, but McGrillis has
had more experience of stage
terror than most. In 2011 she
was in Much Ado About Nothing
at Shakespeare’s Globe “playing
Margaret the buxom maid”, when
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Lisa McGrillis in
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Eve Best, the star of the show, fell ill. The
director, Jeremy Herrin, asked McGrillis
if she would step up to play Beatrice.
“I said, ‘absolutely not, no way. I cannot
think of anything worse.’ That, to me, was
brown trouser time. And then I chatted
to my husband, and he said, ‘Lisa, that’s
the difference – you can tell you haven’t
been to drama school. If a youngster
from drama school got offered that
opportunity, they would leap at it, saying,
‘this is my chance to shine’!”
So in she went and read through the
part. “And then, suddenly, I was getting
my hair done and then it was the halfhour call and I thought, ‘am I going on
then?’ They pushed me on stage with
the script in my hand. It was the most
extraordinary and terrifying thing I’ve
ever done in my life.”
A couple of years later, Herrin called
her up again, only this time it was about
filling in on James Graham’s Parliament
hit This House, a play she wasn’t in and
had never even seen. “Logistically it’s so
complex, there are about five different
entrances and exits. I didn’t even know if
I was Labour … I did it for a week and by
the end I was off book. You don’t get that
when you do film or TV. You don’t get that
exhausting adrenalin, that feeling you get
when you come off stage and you feel like
you’re going to fall over. It’s like a drug.”
She lives in Leytonstone, east
London, having moved down after The
Pitmen Painters. “I feel like you have to
be in London. I hate to say that, but I
wonder if my journey would have been
different if I’d gone to drama school,
had a showcase, got those parts
straight away. I’m 35 now and I feel
like, as a woman, unfortunately, if
your career isn’t really established
by the time you’re 30, it’s going to
be hard. I do think it’s completely
different for men. Being an actress
in your thirties, parts are
so limited.”
Thanks to Kelly,
McGrillis is more than
established now –
and a third series
of Mum is already
in the works.
“Last year was the
busiest working year
of my life and I also had
a baby… but I managed it,
just.” Being a mother has
helped her, she thinks. “It’s
not all about me anymore.
It’s less pressure. I go into
auditions more relaxed,
I can’t pretend to be
anything else. This is who
I am – and I’m really tired.”
‘Mum’ starts on BBC2 on
20 February
L
et’s face it, BBC’s longrunning science series
Horizon can be pretty
dry. At times it has been
bang on trend with internetfriendly hits such as The Secret
Life of the Cat. But more often it is
scientists talking in a studio. My
Amazing Brain – Richard’s War,
however, was something quite
different: a powerful human
story of a man overcoming a
debilitating stroke.
The word “battle” is often used
insensitively when talking about
illness. Headlines about people
dying after a “battle with cancer”
imply they have not fought hard
enough, and have somehow failed
in the final days of their lives. This
hour-long Horizon film began
with Richard Gray clutching his
head in the foetal position. We were
told he was “battling a catastrophic
brain haemorrhage” as a result of
his stroke.
But battling came naturally
to former soldier Richard. This
Horizon was as much a story
about human grit and
determination as it was about
the revelations of neuroscience.
A seasoned soldier, Richard
had served as an unarmed
peacekeeper with the United
Nations during the 1992 Bosnian
war. If anyone could fight their
way back to recovery after a
life-threatening stroke,
Richard could.
Told through interviews with
Iff anyone could
fight their way back
to recovery after a
stroke, Richard could
Richard’s doctors and physical
therapists, and filmed by his wife –
the journalist and filmmaker Fiona
Lloyd-Davies – over four years,
this was a truly inspiring story of
humans’ capability to overcome.
The stroke Richard suffered
left him with a huge blood clot
over a large part of his brain.
His consultant neurologist told
his family if he was operated on
he would be left with significant
“deficits in memory and speech”.
His family wondered if Richard
would wake up from his operation
as the same Richard they knew. But
they all made a decision to try.
The surgeons managed to detach
the blood clot from the surface
of the brain, but Richard was left
with a big dent in his head as a
result. It looked as if he had lost
Richard Gray’s inspiring story is one
of humans’ capability to overcome
half of his brain. His wife reached
for her camera as a way of trying
to cope. It’s just as well she did as
she captured an intimate recovery
story in remarkable detail.
The stroke left Richard unable
to speak, walk or move parts of
his body. Because of the dent in
his skull, he had to wear a custommade helmet whenever he was
lifted from a wheelchair. Three
months on from his first operation,
Fiona wondered if he would ever
get better.
But after a cranioplasty
operation to re-graft part of his
skull, he began to show some
signs of improvement. He was
able to spontaneously move his
legs and hands for the first time
and was transferred to an acute
rehabilitation unit in Kent,
where therapists helped him to
walk again.
Richard’s War is a story about the
marvels of modern neurosurgery,
but also one of enduring love.
Throughout his occupational
therapy sessions, Fiona can be
heard in the background saying:
“Come on sweetie, you can do it.”
In what must have been some of
the darkest times of her life, she
remained upbeat.
The film ends with Fiona
taking Richard to a service
commemorating fallen Australian
and New Zealand troops,
something he had always longed
to attend. He is able to stand up
alone, without the help of a
walking stick, with only the
occasional prod from her.
She tells the camera that looking
after Richard was “an honour and
a privilege and probably the most
rewarding thing I’ve ever done”.
The war was won, in sickness
and in health.
Twitter: @daisy_wyatt
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Arts
Play it again,
Sam: a roster of
organists play
an Italian love
song in Ragnar
Kjartansson’s
latest work
NATIONAL
MUSEUM WALES
Arts
reviews
VISUAL ARTS
The Sky in a Room
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES, CARDIFF
HHHHH
The preview for Ragnar
Kjartansson’s latest work
appropriately takes place on
Groundhog Day, 2 February. The
American tradition, during which
groundhog Punxsutawney Phil
predicts whether there will be an
early spring, was immortalised in
Bill Murray’s 1993 film, depicting
a man condemned to live the same
day over and over again until love
redeems him.
The themes of repetition,
coincidence, romance, humour
and the search for the sublime
POP
THEATRE
The Weather
Station
Jakop Ahlbom
Company
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
PEACOCK THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
Having started out with hushed
acoustic folk-orientated offerings,
Tamara Lindeman, aka The
Weather Station, has gradually
expanded her palette. Last
year’s self-titled fourth album,
justifiably featured near the very
top of many 2017 best-of lists.
Backed by a versatile, muscular
yet subtle three-piece band, the
material is even more startlingly
potent and fresh live.
Lindeman’s fellow Canadian
Joni Mitchell is often a lazy point
of comparison thrown at any
female songwriter, but songs such
as “Free” arrive with more than
a distant echo of Mitchell’s 70s
classics, much like the songs of
her contemporaries Brigid Mae
Power and Sharon Van Etten.
But as the set picks up pace, such
comparisons start to become
less and less convincing. By the
high-octane swirl of “Thirty” we’ve
ventured as far from the cosily
seated conventions of traditional
singer-songwriter templates as
possible. To put it bluntly, The
Weather Station rock.
JANNE OINONEN
have been just as central to the
Icelandic conceptual artist’s
performances and films. When
Kjartansson last appeared in Cardiff
in 2015, shortlisted for the Artes
Mundi prize, he showed his epic
nine-screen video installation The
Visitors, with Kjartansson in the bath
singing a mournful tune, on repeat.
It was hailed by one critic as one of
the great works of this century.
The Sky in a Room takes place
in the grand 18th-century
gallery of Wales’s National
Museum. Walking in you find the
walls shorn of their paintings.
The cornflower-blue damask
wallpaper and oak parquet are
illuminated only by the pale
winter light coming through the
skylight. In the middle of the room
stands the Wynnstay rococo
chamber organ.
Dressed in black, with his or
her back to you, an organist is
playing and singing the plaintive
Italian love song, “Il cielo in una
stanza” (The Sky in a Room).
Kjartansson first heard the song
(a hit in 1960 for Mina, Italy’s
answer to Dusty Springfield)
when he appeared at the Venice
Biennale in 2013. The lyrics talk
of “an organ that vibrates for you
and for me”. Kjartansson has the
original arrangement playing in
a continuous loop by a roster of
stoic organists for five hours a day
for the next five weeks.
The object, though, is not
replication. Each organist
performs the waltzing, hypnotic
lullaby in their key. In the two
hours I watch a female and a male
musician bring subtly different
emphasis. The light fades slowly
as the day progresses, and in the
gloaming, you become attuned
to each squeak of the pedals and
levers, the tiny breaths, the rising
and falling quiver in the voices,
as distinct and human-made as
brush strokes in paint.
Moments of quiet, hypnotic
transcendence come and go.
More than just looking at art, it is
like being part of the attempt to
conjure beauty out of nothing.
Until 11 March, free admission
BERNADETTE McNULTY
HHHHH
Getting out of bed, Jakop Ahlbom
props one foot on a table and
starts to do his stretches. Then
he tugs at his other leg, lifting
that too – and is surprised to
find that taking both feet off the
ground flips him on to his back.
Lebensraum, a tribute to the silent
comedy of Buster Keaton, is full
of deft acrobatics and visual jokes,
though it lacks the narrative drive
of Ahlbom’s previous hit, Horror.
Born in Sweden and now
based in the Netherlands, Ahlbom
creates surreal and sometimes
unnerving mime dramas, with
physical comedy and aggressive
scenery that is ready to pull
rugs from under the performers’
feet. Appearing as part of
London International Mime
Festival, his work is part dance,
part drama, with a distinctive
sense of atmosphere.
Inspired by Keaton’s 1920
film The Scarecrow, Lebensraum
starts with Ahlbom and Reinier
Schimmel sharing a cramped
room packed with labour-saving
devices. In Ahlbom and Douwe
Hibma’s set design, the bed folds
VISUAL ARTS
Modigliani
TATE MODERN, LONDON SE1
A fabulous exhibition of portraits
by the Italian-Jewish Amedeo
Modigliani, who arrived in Paris
in 1906 with a burning ambition
to be an artist. His works are
distributed through galleries
with tact and delicacy, from the
wonderful nine sculptures that
he made between 1911 and 1912 to
the inexhaustibly lovely paintings.
(020 7887 8888) to 2 Apr
Thomas Bock
IKON GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM
The first UK exhibition
dedicated to the work of the
Birmingham-born Thomas
Bock (c1793-1855), who was
transported to Van Diemen’s Land
(now Tasmania) for 14 years and
pressed into work as a convict
artist, painting portraits of
captured bushrangers, before
and after they were executed.
(0121 248 0708) to 4 Mar
Winnie-the-Pooh:
Exploring a Classic
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM,
LONDON SW7
A feel-good show for the devoted
Pooh Bear fan, telling the story
behind the creative partnership
of writer AA Milne and illustrator
EH Shepard through sketches,
letters, photographs, cartoons,
ceramics and fashion.
(020 7942 2000) to 8 Apr
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
Journey’s End
12A, SAUL DIBB, 108 MINS
A very solid adaptation of RC
Sherriff’s First World War-set
play, bolstered by some fine
performances from appropriately
shell-shocked-looking British
actors, among them Sam Claflin,
Paul Bettany and Asa Butterfield.
The film-makers capture the pity
of the war as well as its absurdity,
and their traditional approach
and trust in the original material
turn out to be strengths, not
weaknesses. Limited release
Surreal ballet: Swedish choreographer Jakop Ahlbom mixes dance,
drama and slapstick humour STEPHAN VAN HESTEREN
up into a piano; salt and pepper
pots hang on strings over the
table; a pulley and counterweight
bring the water bottle swinging
out of the fridge and back again.
Getting up and having breakfast
becomes an intricate ballet of
catches and near misses, with
seething passive aggression over
who gets more of the toast.
The live music comes from
Alamo Race Track, a guitar,
zither and piano-playing
duo wearing striped suits that
exactly match the room’s
wallpaper: you don’t realise
they’re there until they turn
around. They watch as Ahlbom
and Schimmel construct a female
automaton, played with brilliant
bendiness by Silke Hundertmark.
The automaton is comically
unpredictable, but not concerned
with her own freedom.
ZOE ANDERSON
THE INDEPENDENT
TALKS & POETRY
Philippa Gregory
VARIOUS VENUES
For Dark Tracks, the fourth in her
Order of Darkness series set in
15th-century Venice, the writer
read widely about the Holocaust.
Here she discuss the issues
writers face when tackling difficult
subjects. Waterstones, Broad St,
Reading (0843 290 8563) tonight
6.30pm; St Mary’s Church, Ely
(01353 645005) Wed 7.30pm
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Louise Penny and
Ann Cleeves
VARIOUS VENUES
Two writers come together to talk
about their writing. Ann Cleeves’s
new book is a Vera Stanhope
investigation, The Seagull, while
Canadian author Louise Penny
published her latest Gamache
novel, Glass Houses, in August.
York Explore (01904 620784) tonight
6.30pm; Heffers, Cambridge
(01223 463200) Wed 6.30pm
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; Loughborough Town Hall
(01509 231914) Fri
Andrew Maxwell
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Andrew Maxwell has always
laced his shows with political
and social polemic (his latest,
Showtime, shines a light on
Brexit, trade and terrorism),
but it’s never at the expense
of singular, rollicking hilarity.
(020 7478 0100) to Sat
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.
Louisiana, Bristol (seetickets.com)
tonight; Gullivers, Manchester
(seetickets.com) Wed; Joiners,
Southampton (seetickets.com)
Thur; Lexington, London N1
(seetickets.com) Fri
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 (Kali
Uchis, The Internet’s Syd)
to deepen and elevate the
R&B-soul riches of Freudian.
(koko.uk.com) tonight
Ezra Furman
LEXINGTON, LONDON N1
After tearing out of cult corner
with 2015’s Perpetual Motion
People, Ezra Furman’s confidence
rockets on the self-styled “queer
outlaw saga” of his latest. A career
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
best and then some, Transangelic
Exodus takes American road
music to fresh frontiers in
blistering melees of outsider
romance and alt-retro punk’n’roll.
(seetickets.com) tonight and Wed
MGMT
ELECTRIC BRIXTON, LONDON SW2
Eleven years after their debut’s
festival-sized synth-pop outreach,
MGMT plumb murkier interiors
on their fourth album. If signs of
pandering to cries for another
“Kids” are not evident on the
advance cuts from Little Dark
Age, their scenic, psych-tinted
trip is the more immersive for it.
(ticketweb.uk) tonight
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. Colston Hall, Bristol
(0117 203 4040) tonight; Corn
Exchange, Cambridge (01223
357851) Wed; Sage, Gateshead (0191
443 4666) Thur; Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester (0161 907 9000) Fri
THEATRE
the Saigon bar-worker whose
passionate romance with a
US soldier ends in tragedy.
(0131 529 6000) to 17 Feb
First
Chance
Rita, Sue and Bob, Too
Opening
this week
THEATR CLWYD, MOLD
Kate Wasserberg directs Andrea
Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical
1982 play, in which two teenage
schoolgirls are groomed by
a 27-year-old married man.
Taj Atwal’s Rita and the Sue
of Gemma Dobson capture
beautifully the verve and innocent
vulgarity of girls to whom sex is
a welcome respite from school.
This revival does not go in for
sermonising hindsight but lets
a very good play speak for itself.
(01352 701521) to Sat
DANCE
Phoenix Dance Theatre
WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS
Sharon Watson’s new Windrush:
Movement of the People marks 70 years
of Caribbean immigration to the UK.
(0113 213 7700) opens Wed
COMEDY
Leicester Comedy Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
OPERA
Carmen
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
The Royal Opera imports Barrie
Kosky’s dialogue-free Frankfurt
staging of Bizet’s ever-popular
opera, with Francesco Meli as Don
José and Anna Goryachova as
Carmen. Jakub Hrusa conducts.
(020 7304 4000) tonight 7pm
Alasdair Beckett-King and Jonny
and the Baptists appear tonight.
(comedy-festival.co.uk) opens Wed
TALKS & POETRY
Imagine Children’s Festival
SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON SE1
Twelve days of events for children,
featuring Francesca Simon and Ellie
Simmonds. (0844 875 0073) opens Wed
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FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH
THEATRE
YOUNG VIC THEATRE,
LONDON SE1
A revival by Bijan
Sheibani of Tarell Alvin
McCraney’s drama, which
premiered at the Young
Vic in 2007. Tapping
into both the swampy
mysteries of Louisiana’s
bayou and the cosmology
of the characters’ Yoruba
ancestors, it’s a story of
divided loyalties, about the
rituals of male friendship
and the lasting stigma of
incarceration, focusing on
the relationship between
two brothers: Sope Dirisu’s
Ogun and Jonathan Ajayi’s
Oshoosi. (020 7922 2922) to
14 Feb
rom
499
£
Laurence Connor’s production
of Boublil and Schönberg’s great
sung-through drama from 1989
is a brilliant musical for our time
and a breathtakingly spectacular
and gripping piece of ensemble
theatre, which relocates the story
of Puccini’s 1903 opera, Madam
Butterfly, to 1970s Saigon during
the Vietnam War. Sooha Kim
gives a soul-stoppingly powerful
and poignant performance as
The Brothers Size
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ECONOMY
Slowing industrial activity
adds to gloom about growth
By Ben Chu
The dominant services sector fell
short of expectations in January,
confirming fears that the wider UK
economy is slowing.
The Purchasing Managers’ Index
(PMI) measure of industrial activity
for last month came in at 53, down
from 54.2 in December and below
City analysts’ expectations that it
would strengthen to 54.3.
Any reading above 50 signals
growth, but this was the weakest
rate of expansion recorded since
September 2016.
IHS Markit, which compiles the
survey, reported that firms (which
span transport companies and IT
businesses to hotels and restaurants)
said growth was curtailed by a loss
of clients and “lingering concerns”
surrounding Brexit.
The weak reading sent sterling
down against the dollar to $1.4120
as traders reined in bullish bets
on earlier interest rate rises from the
Bank of England.
The PMI reading for services,
which accounts for 80 per cent of
UK output, also follows two similarly
lacklustre readings last week for
construction and manufacturing
in January.
“The pace of UK economic growth
slowed sharply at the start of the year
as January saw a triple whammy of
The Bank of England
raised rates from 0.25 per
cent to 0.5 per cent in November
last year in response to rising
inflation, the increase in the cost
of borrowing for a decade.
weaker PMI surveys,” said Chris
Williamson, of IHS Markit.
He added that the latest readings
were consistent, on historical
patterns, with GDP slowing to 0.3
per cent in the first quarter of 2018,
down from the official estimate of 0.5
per cent growth in the final quarter
of 2017.
“Brexit blame has emerged once
again as the reason for the slowdown
in growth of services activity…
as consumers reined in spending
and displayed anxieties about the
future,” said Duncan Brock, of the
Chartered Institute of Procurement
and Supply.
There was a “marked waning” of
demand for consumer-facing services
such as a hotels and restaurants.
The Bank of England will unveil
its latest economic forecasts on
Thursday. The Bank’s Governor,
Brexit concerns have hit Britain’s
hotels and restaurants GETTY
Mark Carney, hinted last week
that there will be an upgrade in the
Bank’s growth projections for this
year, possibly prompting an earlier
interest rate rise.
But the picture is clouded by
Brexit, which surveys suggest is
suppressing business investment
as firms wait for more clarity on
future trade arrangements before
committing to capital spending
projects. THE INDEPENDENT
AVIATION
Ryanair boss
warns of
further staff
disruption
By Joanna Bourke
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
RETAILING
A business
leader’s job is
to create great
teams that do
amazing work on
time. That’s it.
Patty McCord
Netflix’s former chief
talent officer on her
management ethos
Are more shops closing?
Not yet. A ray of hope for the
beleaguered UK high street is
offered by the latest figures from
the British Retail Consortium (BRC),
which show a promising January
– bucking the trend for a month
usually beset by post-Christmas
belt-tightening.
How promising?
The BRC and accountancy firm
KPMG say that like-for-like retail
sales rose by 0.6 per cent in January,
compared with a fall of 0.6 per cent
last year. Total sales rose 1.4 per
cent, following a rise of just 0.1 per
cent in January 2017.
Is it likely to carry on?
The BRC chief executive, Helen
Dickinson, hailed a “mixed set of
trading updates and subsequent
announcements”, adding that
concerns about Brexit were likely to
be holding back spending.
Who were the winners?
Food retailers, with total sales up
by 4.1 per cent and by 2.9 per cent
on a like-for-like basis. In contrast,
like-for-like non-food retail sales
fell by 1.2 per cent, and dropped
0.6 per cent in total. This was the
first 12-month average drop since
September 2009 – at the start of the
financial crisis.
That doesn’t sound too “promising”.
Perhaps not, but it also reflects a
structural shift to online shopping,
with non-food online sales rising
by 5.8 per cent in January. However,
this is still below the 8 per cent
growth recorded in January 2017.
So what’s the outlook?
Ms Dickinson said a Brexit
transition deal was needed to
provide “much-needed certainty”.
Ryanair’s chief executive has warned
of more disruption ahead over what
he dismissed as “laughable” demands
from pilots, as well as “continuing
uncertainty” over Brexit.
Michael O’Leary warned that
passengers could face strikes at
Easter after talks with some unions
outside the UK broke down. He said:
“We have some jurisdictions where
we are getting laughable demands for
legacy-type inefficiencies. Frankly,
we will never agree to those.”
The Irish carrier has managed
to bounce back from a rota fiasco
which led to pilot shortages and flight
cancellations in September.Yesterday,
it reported that pre-tax profits for the
three months to 31 December had
risen by 12 per cent to €106m (£94m).
Last week, Ryanair agreed to
recognise the British Airline Pilots
Association – a union for its 600 UK
pilots – and there are plans for wider
union agreements. Mr O’Leary
warned that this might “add some
complexity to our business and may
cause short-term disruptions and
negative PR”.
But the airline launched a surprise
€750m shares buyback as it sought
to reassure investors that union
recognition would not affect its
long-term growth. Ryanair said it
was cautious about the outlook and
concerned about Brexit uncertainty.
It believes the UK Government
“continues to under-estimate the
likelihood of flight disruptions”.
Its annual profits forecasts were
unchanged, at between €1.4bn and
€1.45bn.EVENING STANDARD
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ECONOMY
RETAIL
FTSE slides for a fifth day as
markets suffer a global rout
‘Poor’ trading
at Homebase
leaves 40 stores
facing closure
i TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
41
From the
business
pages
By Michael Bow and Russell Lynch
By Ravender Sambhy
Financial markets suffered a global
rout yesterday as fears of inflation
and higher interest rates sent
investors fleeing from shares around
the world.
The UK’s blue-chip FTSE 100
tracked a sharp sell-off in Asia, with
the index shedding 108 points, or 1.5
per cent, to 7,335 to extend losses for
a fifth day running.
Since its record close in midJanuary, more than £100bn has
been slashed from the value of the
£2trn index, burning investors as
well as the pension pots of millions
of savers.
European markets were also
bathed in a sea of red, with main
indices in Germany, France, Italy
and Spain all posting losses. Asian
markets took their biggest dip in a
year, with Japan’s Nikkei down 2.6
per cent to 22,682.08.
Investors have been spooked by
fears of rising inflation, after US
economic data showed the strongest
wage growth in more than eight
years late last week, sending shares
plunging on Wall Street.
The resurgence of wages and
inflation fears have fuelled speculation
that the new Federal Reserve
chairman Jerome Powell, who was
sworn in yesterday to replace Janet
Yellen, may be forced to raise interest
A sharp sell-off in
Asia meant Japan’s
Nikkei fell 2.6 per
cent to 22,682.08
yesterday REUTERS
rates by up to four times this year and
put the squeeze on stock markets.
The Fed is, meanwhile, unwinding
i t s m o n ey- p r i n t i n g s t i m u l u s
introduced after the financial crisis,
while other central banks are tipped
to tighten policy later this year,
increasing the pressure on shares.
“Investors are worrying inflation
will make a comeback and could
choke off the global recovery and
they may be taking profits,” said
CMC Markets’ Michael Hewson.
AJ Bell’s investment director Russ
Mould said: “Combine record-high
valuations in US stocks with the best
month ever for global equity fund
inflows and it is possible to argue
that a pull-back is healthy and even
necessary.” EVENING STANDARD
Since hitting a record high
of 7,778 on 12 January, the
UK’s FTSE 100 has fallen 5.7 per
cent to 7,335, fuelled by rising
inflation and interest rate fears.
MEDIA
Trinity Mirror cautious on ‘Daily Express’ deal
By Simon English
Trinity Mirror yesterday rebutted
reports that talks between Daily
Express owner Richard Desmond and
the firm could finally result in a deal
this week.
In a short statement to the stock
Outlook
JAMES
MOORE
Corporate excess
– who are the
real guilty men?
I
magine you get a job and you’re
told you’ll get a big bonus if
your firm hits some really big
numbers. Imagine, too, that it
does that, but it’s as much due
to a government wheeze as anything
you’ve done.
Nonetheless, when asked to vote
on your bonus, shareholders give you
market, Trinity Mirror – the UK’s
biggest regional newspaper owner
– said it “notes media speculation
about it acquiring certain assets
of Northern & Shell. As previously
announced, discussions are ongoing,
but there can be no certainty a deal
will be agreed.”
the sort of free and fair endorsement
that would make Kim Jong-un
envious. Then, just as you’re looking
at yachts, it’s reported that the same
shareholders want you to give it back.
What do you do?
I imagine most people would
respond with short words before
telling Siri to “find me high-priced
employment lawyers”.
A bonus such as the £120m handed
to Persimmon Homes’ boss Jeff
Fairburn – who, according to The
Sunday Telegraph, has been put in
such a situation – will get you as many
of them as you could possibly want.
The Government’s underwriting
of home loans to first-time buyers
through its Help to Buy scheme
when there’s a shortage of affordable
homes to purchase has created a
financial nirvana for companies
such as Persimmon. It as good as
guarantees their profits.
Despite that, Persimmon’s big
shareholders said they were happy
Trinity is expected to buy the
newspaper assets of Northern &
Shell, Desmond’s company, for more
than £125m. However, the deal has
been beset by setbacks.
Trinity Mirror shares were down
1 per cent at 67.40p yesterday.
EVENING STANDARD
to pay the man. In April his package
secured the support of more than 90
per cent of the ones who bothered to
use their votes.
If the reports that he is now being
told to pay back 90 per cent of the
money or leave, he’s entitled to say:
“Screw you guys, I’m saddling up.
Are you going to ask the other 150
or so managers who are sharing in a
£600m bonanza to give their money
back, too? No? Did you follow the
Who on earth would give
up 90 per cent of a lottery
win which they would never
be able to make back?
recommendation of voting adviser
Pirc to oppose the bonus scheme
when it circulated its opinion? No?
Then get lost. I’ve got £120m in shares
coming to me, and all my mates are
getting paid, too. There’s no way in
hell I’m going to give 90 per cent of
it up. Nor are they. Nor would you.”
Nearly 2,000 Homebase staff could be
axed after the DIY chain’s Australian
owner began a review of the business
that may see up to 40 stores shut.
We s f a r m e r s , w h i c h o w n s
Homebase’s parent firm Bunnings
UK, said yesterday that trading at the
chain had been “poor” as it booked a
£454m impairment charge linked to
its acquisition of the retailer.
“The Homebase acquisition has
been below our expectations which
is obviously disappointing. In light
of this, a review of Bunnings UK has
commenced to identify the actions
required to improve shareholder
returns,” Wesfarmers managing
director Rob Scott said.
The group later
confirmed that
between 20 and
40 of the worstperforming
Homebase
stores could
clos e in the
latest sign of
distress on the
high street.
Homebase operates
from 250 stores and employs
12,000 in the UK.
Poor trading at Homebase is
expected to drag Bunnings into
an underlying loss of £97m for the
first half of the year, Wesfarmers
confirmed.
“We need to address underperformance in our portfolio
that is detracting from positive
performance in other areas, and
the announcement today sets out
decisive actions to achieve this,” Mr
Scott added.
Bunnings acquired Homebase in
2016 in a £340m deal and has been
attempting to reposition the brand.
As well as revamping stores and
slashing prices, Homebase is being
rebranded as Bunnings.
Who on earth would give up 90 per
cent of a lottery win which they would
never be able to make back?
Mr Fairburn has been painted as
the villain of this piece but he isn’t, not
really. The company’s remuneration
committee put his package together
in conjunction with the remuneration
advisers it hired.
Its chairman and the chairman
o f t h e co m p a ny h ave s i n c e
resigned. It was then approved
by the City’s mostly somnolent
institutional investors.
Mr Fairburn has become the
poster child for corporate excess.
The immorality of a housing boss
being handed £120m when the YMCA
is running ads highlighting the plight
of rough sleepers speaks for itself.
But the problem lies with the
people we’re told now want their
money back. Some of them ought to
resign, too. And give their bonuses
back while they’re at it.
EVENING STANDARD
Reducing fuel costs
will aid rebuilding
The Daily Observer
Barbuda’s government is being
asked to consider subsidising
fuel, thus reducing the cost for
residents to power their homes
by backup generators.
Five months after Hurricane
Irma barrelled through
Barbuda, damaging over 90 per
cent of all structures, primary
school educator Rae Beazer said
reducing fuel costs will make it
possible for more Barbudans to
return home sooner to rebuild.
Drought plan loan
gets green light
Caperi
The African Development
Bank has approved a loan and
a grant amounting to $7.14m
(£5.07m) to finance a fourth
drought programme in Eritrea.
It is designed to enhance
drought resilience and improve
livelihoods of smallholder
farmers, with a view to help
achieve food and nutrition
security, increase employment
and reduce poverty.
Buyers seek action
on dormant project
The Macau Post Daily
Several pre-sale buyers of
the mothballed Pearl Horizon
residential project have
petitioned the government,
urging it to solve the longrunning row. The ill-fated
construction project was
mothballed in December 2015
when its provisional land
concession expired. Hong Kongbased developer Polytec is suing
the local government.
Vodafone is fastest
4G mobile network
The Diplomat Bucharest
Vodafone Romania is the fastest
mobile network in the country
for 4G technology, according to
tests performed by Romanian
users in 2017. The results of
over 1.15 million tests show
that Vodafone’s LTE network
provides the highest average
download and upload speeds,
with the average national
upload speeds at least 12 per
cent higher and download speed
almost 7 per cent higher than all
other mobile telecom providers.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 down 108.5 at 7,335.0
-18.0
-8.0
+5.6
+15.0
-46.0
+1.0
-149.5
-8.6
-6.6
-1.6
-7.6
+5.2
-7.4
-127.5
-32.0
-10.0
-3.5
-1.0
-9.0
+11.0
-1.2
-50.0
-22.0
-46.0
-14.0
-190.0
-38.5
-3.2
-11.5
+2.8
-17.5
-22.0
-9.6
-6.3
+4.1
-30.4
-29.0
975.0
2184.0
1795.4
1071.0
3387.0
2185.0
5520.0
570.5
682.5
244.4
705.5
1662.4
536.2
5643.6
4270.0
695.0
349.2
2472.0
2024.0
5435.0
236.5
2682.0
1765.9
2955.0
4645.0
7762.5
2735.5
411.3
1695.7
401.3
1708.0
1746.0
342.6
449.5
416.9
1724.5
1341.0
684.0
1698.0
950.1
11.1
2366.1
1476.0
4260.0
479.0
533.5
177.3
6.3
1103.0
436.9
4064.0
2801.0
583.0
240.1
1930.0
1528.0
4241.0
119.7
1782.0
1442.5
27.0
3300.3
6310.0
2186.5
328.4
906.4
169.8
1428.0
1231.0
247.8
3.0
270.0
1270.0
944.0
Price
Chg
High
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
476.5
1831.5
749.8
625.8
2799.5
677.0
4601.0
4926.0
165.0
3319.0
790.4
357.3
962.8
264.7
68.1
3955.0
293.0
584.4
2111.0
1872.0
217.7
781.2
4921.0
3208.0
227.9
8085.0
690.0
2470.0
1845.5
6524.0
6555.0
1495.0
288.5
3898.0
840.0
281.7
2366.5
-9.5
-17.0
-0.4
-3.8
-58.5
-9.0
-55.0
-46.0
-3.9
-17.0
-19.8
+7.9
-23.6
-4.1
-0.6
-61.0
-4.0
-1.2
-27.0
-24.0
-4.8
-10.2
-105.0
-48.0
-6.1
-50.0
-2.0
-34.0
-40.0
-520.0
-159.0
-16.5
-8.0
-3.5
-25.0
-4.9
-29.0
52338.0
1935.0
798.6
680.6
3956.5
773.0
4944.0
5470.0
221.8
3511.0
830.4
369.8
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4076.0
397.8
890.2
2970.5
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
3540.0
242.0
8967.0
773.0
2901.0
1992.5
8255.0
8110.4
1784.0
338.8
4226.6
994.5
304.2
2579.5
-108.5
FTSE 250
19690.5
-272.0
FTSE All Share
4027.4
-59.3
FTSE Eurofirst300
1500.2
Dow Jones *
25245.5
-23.0
S&P 500 *
2737.5
-24.6
Nasdaq *
7204.4
-36.6
DAX
12687.5
-97.7
CAC 40
5285.8
Hang Seng
32245.2
-356.6
Nikkei
22682.1
-592.5
-275.4
– 0.57¢
7335.0
€1.1291
Markets
FTSE 100
Low
473.0
1258.0
518.2
472.5
2799.5
480.0
3656.0
3414.0
142.8
2681.0
495.1
285.3
912.0
231.6
61.8
2964.4
292.2
495.4
26.8
1684.0
205.0
781.2
3565.0
1693.0
184.2
6572.5
563.0
1932.0
1544.0
6495.0
6299.0
1436.0
228.5
2882.5
664.0
220.7
1982.5
Company
Price
Chg
High
Shell B
RSA Insur
Sage
Sainsbury(J)
Schroders
Scot Mort Inv Tst
Segro
Severn Trent
Shire
Sky
Smith&Neph
Smith (DS)
Smiths Gp
Smurfit Kappa Grp
SSE
Stan Chart
Standard Life Aber
St James Place
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
Ferguson
WPP
2397.0
617.4
724.8
243.4
3635.0
444.2
566.6
1886.5
3216.5
1050.0
1241.5
491.1
1555.0
2512.0
1239.5
811.6
417.3
1173.0
187.2
198.8
1579.0
3947.0
721.4
210.7
3814.0
5212.0
1257.5
-26.5
-4.6
-13.4
-5.7
-66.0
-11.8
-15.4
-23.5
-97.0
-12.0
-11.5
-7.9
-12.5
-58.0
-22.0
-2.3
-6.7
-15.5
-1.9
-3.5
-9.5
-92.0
-11.8
-8.8
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-88.0
-35.5
2617.0
672.5
825.2
339.9
3784.0
478.4
590.8
2575.0
5067.0
1066.0
1442.0
565.0
1697.0
2662.0
1554.0
860.0
448.6
1279.5
211.9
217.1
1652.5
4557.5
1078.0
239.7
4333.0
5722.0
1928.1
Low
2037.0
568.5
613.0
222.4
2914.8
341.0
444.3
1885.5
3205.5
11.4
1143.0
5.3
1442.0
1712.7
1239.5
678.8
339.7
1008.0
168.8
165.3
934.4
3241.5
720.0
191.2
3499.9
4427.0
1238.5
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931.4
1846.0
1653.6
916.4
2677.0
2035.0
4886.5
505.8
585.2
193.9
567.0
1542.4
482.1
4632.5
3866.0
648.2
246.9
2060.0
1553.5
4950.0
127.3
2296.0
1443.0
2496.0
4340.0
7155.0
2475.0
371.7
1641.5
367.3
1578.5
1313.0
271.2
409.0
386.9
1280.4
1220.0
Company
$68.18
3i Group
Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Evraz
Experian
Fresnillo
G4S
GKN
Glencore
GSK
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POUND
DOLLAR/
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GOLD
Per troy ounce,
London pm fix
OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
AUTOMOTIVE
CONSTRUCTION
Sales of new cars
slide in January
More jobs lost in
Carillion failure
New car sales dropped last
month, with demand falling
across the board. Just over
163,600 cars were driven off
forecourts in January, down by
6.3 per cent compared with the
same month in 2017. Demand
for diesel cars fell by 26 per
cent, with industry body SMMT
blaming “confusion” over
government policy.
A further 452 jobs are being
lost after the collapse of the
construction giant Carillion.
The jobs cover a variety of
roles connected with private
and public contracts, as well
as back-office functions, and
are on top of 377 announced on
Friday. The receiver said 100
jobs linked to public contracts
had been safegauarded.
BANKING
CURRENCIES
Lloyds staff told
of 1,000 job losses
Bitcoin suffers
further slump
Lloyds Banking Group is
reportedly cutting 1,000 jobs
across six of its businesses.
The firm informed some
affected staff last month, with
the majority of cuts expected
in commerical banking, risk,
insurance and wealth. A
spokesman said the group
expects eventually to add 465
jobs back into the business.
Cryptocurrency bitcoin sold
off sharply yesterday, falling
more than 10 per cent to $7,335
(£5,238), extending losses
that have seen it shed over 50
per cent in just one month.
A potential ban on trading in
South Korea has amplified a
global regulatory crackdown,
while Facebook has now banned
advertisements on its platform.
TECHNOLOGY
RETAIL
Moguls fund fuel
delivery app
Booker’s Wilson
moves up at Tesco
A start-up backed by tech
big-hitters will deliver fuel
on demand to London car
owners. App-based Zebra
Fuel has raised $2.5m (£1.8m)
from Zoopla founder Alex
Chesterman, Lastminute.com
founder Brent Hoberman and
Lovefilm founder Saul Klein to
fund the venture.
Booker boss Charles Wilson
is to head Tesco’s retail and
wholesale arm in Britain, paving
the way for him to succeed
current chief Dave Lewis. The
move comes as the grocer
prepares to finalise its £3.7bn
takeover of cash-and-carry
chain Booker, first announced a
year ago.
INVESTMENT
INSURANCE
Berenberg sees
British boom
Lloyd’s pushes for
electronic trading
German bank Berenberg
claims it is set for a UK boom.
Established in 1590 and
privately owned, the firm saw
equities revenue jump 69 per
cent to €240m (£211m) in 2017.
From offices in central London,
the company covers around
800 stocks.
The Lloyd’s of London
insurance market plans to
make it compulsory for the
80 syndicates that operate
under its roof to process their
transactions electronically. The
world’s biggest commercial
insurance market is seeking to
cut costs through the move.
the
markets
The biggest winner on London’s
main FTSE 100 index was B&Q
owner Kingfisher, where shares
rose 2.3 per cent to £3.57, thanks to
trouble at its main rival Homebase.
Bucking the market rout trend,
gold miner Randgold shares
plummeted more than
7 per cent, to £65.24, as it warned
of onerous new regulations in
key jurisdictions.
***
In the mid-cap market, shares
in cinema chain Cineworld sank
more than 50 per cent, to £2.44,
as investors voted with their feet
on its controversial acquisition of
competitor Regal Entertainment.
i TUESDAY
6 FEBRUARY 2018
43
COURTS
Samsung heir freed at
bribery case appeal
By Haejin Choi
A South Korean court has suspended
a jail sentence handed down to
Samsung heir Jay Y Lee, setting him
free after a year’s detention amid
a corruption scandal that brought
down the former president.
Seoul High Court reduced
the 49-year-old’s original jail
term by half to two-and-ahalf years and suspended
the sentence, for charges
including bribery and
embezzlement, meaning
he does not have to serve
more time.
Mr Lee (inset) – heir to
one of the world’s biggest
corporate empires – had been
detained since last February.
President Park Geun-hye was
dismissed in March after being
impeached in a case that brought
scrutiny to the nature of the ties
between South Korea’s chaebols – big
family-owned corporate groups – and
its political leaders.
Ms Park, who denies wrongdoing,
is standing trial accused of bribery,
abuse of power and coercion.
A lower court in August convicted
Mr Lee for bribing Ms Park for help in
strengthening his control of Samsung
Electronics, the crown jewel of the
country’s largest conglomerate
and one of the world’s biggest
technology companies, as
well as embezzlement and
other charges.
The court said
Samsung’s financial
support for entities
backed by a friend of
Ms Park, Choi Soonsil, constituted bribery,
including 7.2bn won (£4.5m)
to sponsor the equestrian career
of Ms Choi’s daughter.
Senior judge Cheong Hyungsik called the nature of Mr Lee’s
involvement in Samsung’s monetary
support for Ms Choi a “passive
compliance to political power”. Mr
Lee did not show any emotion when
the ruling was announced. REUTERS
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Co-op Funeralcare is warning that
over-50s’ plans have an average
shortfall of over £1,500 when used
to fund the cost of a funeral. The firm
says that its research has revealed
that more than three-quarters (78 per
cent) of over-50s plan holders took
out their plan, with a view to it paying
for their funeral costs.
Unlike some funeral plans, which
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Self-employed workers in the UK
may not be adequately preparing for
their retirement. New figures from
the Office for National Statistics
show that while 66 per cent of
employees are actively contributing
to a private pension scheme, just
25 per cent of self-employed
workers are, with average wealth of
£33,000 and £21,000 respectively.
NFU Mutual advises the selfemployed to explore tax advantages
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This is a real treat on a cold day. You
can use any cabbage or sliced Brussels
sprouts in place of kale. To make a
complete supper, top with a poached egg.
Blanch the kale in a large saucepan of
boiling water (one to two minutes for
curly, two to three minutes for cavolo
nero, 30 seconds for red Russian). Drain
well, refresh in cold water and drain
again. Squeeze out excess water and
chop roughly.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add
the chorizo and cook over a medium heat
for five minutes, until just starting to
brown. Remove the chorizo with a slotted
spoon and set aside. Add the onion to the
chorizo fat in the pan and cook gently for
10 minutes, until soft. Add the potatoes
and garlic, turn up the heat to get some
colour on the potatoes, and cook for
five minutes, turning the potatoes until
browned all over.
Return the chorizo to the pan with the
kale, reduce the heat and cook gently for
a further five minutes, until well mixed
and thoroughly heated through. Season
and serve.
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300g kale, stripped from its stems
(cavolo nero or curly are best for this
recipe but you can use red Russian too)
1tbsp olive oil
300g chorizo, chopped
1 onion, chopped
500g cooked potatoes, cut into 2cm dice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
salt and black pepper
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13 Hand luggage, 18 Owned, 20 Literal, 22 Viscera, 23 Fence, 24 Yearly, 25 Very.
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SPORT
Altior’s prospects
keeps Henderson
in happy mood
or Might Bite at next month’s Festival. And the chances of Buveir D’Air
successfully defending his ChamIt was a strange old Sunday for pion Hurdle crown had already
Nicky Henderson. On the face of
improved appreciably when
it, things didn’t go too well
Faugheen again failed to
with Claimantakinforgan
reignite the old spark in
and Mr Whipped doing
Saturday’s Irish Chamlittle for their Cheltenpion Hurdle.
ham prospects when
In general, Hendturned over at oddserson’s team is in
The unbeaten run of
on at Musselburgh.
fine form – he had
last season’s Arkle
Trophy winner,
But the Berkshire
three winners at
Altior, over jumps
t ra i n e r w i l l h ave
Sandown, while there
drawn some comfort
were no Musselburgh
from the goings-on over
hiccups for We Have A
at Leopardstown, where he
Dream, another authentic
didn’t even have a runner.
Triumph player.
Nothing came out of the pack in
But the pressure becomes
either the Spring Juvenile Hurdle ever greater as the Festival fast
or the Irish Gold Cup to threaten the approaches and next it is Altior who
form superiority of Apple’s Shakira comes under the spotlight in the
top
tips
BEST BET
Jack Devine
(3.50pm, Sedgefield)
Probably won’t need to improve
to get off the mark here. Stable
flying high at the moment.
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
11
BEST OF MARKET RASEN
ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET JUVENILE
HURDLE (CLASS 4) 4YO £8,416 added 2m 1f
1
412 OISTRAKH LE NOIR (D) B Pauling 11 4 ...............................D Jacob
2
ANTUNES D Skelton 10 12..........................................................H Skelton
3
HAMELIN POOL M Chapman 10 12...............Alison Clarke (7)
4
6 SABLE ISLAND (BF) Olly Murphy 10 12............... R Johnson T
5
SIMAFAR Olly Murphy 10 12..........................................................C Poste
6
WORKING CLASS O Sherwood 10 12...................H Beswick (7)
7
62449 ZOLTAN VARGA M Channon 10 12................................ A P Heskin
8
P TAEL O’ GOLD Lucinda Egerton 10 5.......................L Edwards T
- 8 declared BETTING: 5-4 Oistrakh Le Noir, 3-1 Antunes, 9-2 Sable Island, 7-1
Working Class, 14-1 Simafar, 20-1 Zoltan Varga, 33-1 others.
188BET EBF ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE
(CLASS 3) £10,000 added 2m 5f
1
1-3215 DANS LE VENT (C) J Snowden 5 11 8 ........................... G Sheehan
2
42/1 HEREWEGO HEREWEGO A King 7 11 8 ..............B J Geraghty
3
21-513 KNIGHT IN DUBAI (D) D Skelton 5 11 8...................H Skelton T
4
32-24 BURROWS EDGE (BF) N Henderson 5 11 2.......J Bowen (3)
5
0 HEYDOUR M Channon 5 11 2................................................ A P Heskin
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88/ MONTHYNE W Greatrex 7 11 2...............................................A Tinkler
7
98 PRONTO TONTO T Easterby 5 11 2.......................................C R King
8
533 WHAT’S OCCURRING O Sherwood 5 11 2..................... L Aspell
- 8 declared BETTING: 6-4 Knight In Dubai, 7-2 Dans Le Vent, 4-1 Herewego Herewego,
13-2 What’s Occurring, 8-1 Burrows Edge, 25-1 others.
1.50
2.55
Game Spirit Chase at Newbury this
Saturday. Altior, last season’s Arkle
Trophy winner and unbeaten in 11
races over jumps, is a special talent and very much the one to beat
again this time in the Queen Mother
Champion Chase.
But Willie Mullins’ Min was one
of several Irish-trained winners
who did enhance their Cheltenham
FORM VERDICT
ERIC AND LUCY PAPWORTH CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED
HANDICAP) (CLASS 4) £11,400 added 2m 3f
JUST MINDED (C) Mrs S Smith 7 11 8...................................D Cook
BIGPIPENOTOBACEE T R George 7 11 1................. A P Heskin
MINELLA TWEET P Henderson 10 11 0.............. P Brennan T
PHOENICIANA Mrs L Wadham 7 10 13............................ L Aspell
ROMULUS DU DONJON (CD) Mrs R Dobbin 7 10 10.................
..............................................................................................................................D Sansom (7)
- 5 declared BETTING: 5-2 Minella Tweet, 11-4 Just Minded, 3-1 Romulus Du Donjon,
9-2 Phoeniciana, 7-1 Bigpipenotobacee.
4.00
12-FP3
U/4F-P
114773
24-5P3
445174
FORM VERDICT
Just Minded hasn’t put it all together yet over fences but is hard to
rule out and there is positives to be taken out of his first completion
at Catterick last time. However, this open race gives Rose Dobbin the
chance to strike with ROMULUS DU DONJON who was a handy winner
of a hurdle race in November and makes his chasing debut in receipt
of plenty of weight here. Minella Tweet was 11 lengths behind Mercian
Prince and a repeat of that performance entitles him to play a part in
this easier contest.
BEST OF SEDGEFIELD
FORM VERDICT
This looks a good opportunity for KNIGHT IN DUBAI to get back to
winning ways having ran with credit when third behind Mr Whipped
in a Grade 2 at Warwick last month. Despite the winner not exactly
boosting that form at Musselburgh at the weekend, it is the strongest
form on offer and a first-time tongue tie could also elicit further
improvement. Burrows Edge looked inexperienced on hurdles debut at
Kempton and could well be suited by a step up in trip, while others to
consider include the class dropping Dans Le Vent, Herewego Herewego,
a winner at Warwick after a lengthy absence, and What’s Occurring,
who was third behind two useful Nicky Henderson types at Newbury.
The Willie Mullins-trained Min enhanced his Cheltenham reputation by
convincingly winning the Dublin Chase at Leopardstown on Saturday PA
GENEROUS DAY has been in very good form over the past couple of
months and has improved almost a stone in the ratings. The son of Daylami
looks to potentially have more to offer on the evidence of his Market Rasen
win on Boxing Day and can get the better of Future Security, who makes
his debut for the Dan Skelton team, and Craggaknock, who bumped into a
well handicapped horse at Wetherby last time.
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reputations at Leopardstown with
a wide-margin victory in the Dublin Chase and it will be fascinating
to see how Altior responds on his
belated first run of the season following wind surgery.
“His work has been good and
we’re very happy,” Henderson reported yesterday. “We’ll keep an eye
on the weather, but if it stays good
SEDGEFIELD TRUCK SHOW HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS
4) £8,511 added 2m 5f
TOP CAT HENRY (D) N Alexander 10 11 12......Mr K Alexander (5) C,T
CASH AGAIN (C) B Haslam 6 11 8(7ex) ...................R McLernon
KILRONAN CASTLE (BF) D McCain 7 11 4 ...........B Hughes C
OSCAR O’SCAR (C) M Hammond 10 10 12.......F O’Toole (3) C
INSTANT REPLAY (C) B Ellison 6 10 12....................... H Brooke
DUN FAW GOOD J Walton 11 10 0 ..............Miss C Walton (3)
- 6 declared BETTING: 13-8 Cash Again, 11-4 Instant Replay, 4-1 Oscar O’scar, 9-2
Kilronan Castle, 16-1 Top Cat Henry, 25-1 Dun Faw Good.
10P-45
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2-6915
-P4453
5-7641
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FORM VERDICT
CASH AGAIN finally delivered a success for the first time since his
bumper in France when winning here by seven lengths at the end
of last month and, despite carrying a 7lb penalty, he looks capable
of doubling up. Kilronan Castle was a beaten favourite last time at
Doncaster but is capable of better based on his Leicester success, while
Instant Replay is respected on his recent course success and a 4lb
higher mark doesn’t look too harsh.
NORTHERN STAYERS NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 4)
£6,300 added 2m 5f
RANDY PIKE (D) T Easterby 8 11 11 .........................K Wood (5) T
DIG A BIT DEEPER T Easterby 5 11 4.............................. H Brooke
FARE THEE WELL Mrs S Humphrey 8 11 4............T Whelan
HENRY’S JOY D McCain 5 11 4...............................................B Hughes
JACK DEVINE Mrs R Dobbin 6 11 4......................Craig Nichol T
SCORPO V Thompson 7 11 4.............................Mr D Delahunt (7)
TRUST ME I’M A DR V Thompson 9 11 4 ....Mr Alex Chadwick (7)
- 7 declared BETTING: 11-8 Henry’s Joy, 7-4 Jack Devine, 6-1 Randy Pike, 8-1 Fare
Thee Well, 10-1 Dig A Bit Deeper, 100-1 Scorpo, Trust Me I’m A Dr.
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ONE TO WATCH
Simply The Betts ran another fine
race in defeat at Musselburgh on
Sunday; his turn is near.
to soft or soft he’ll be declared.” The
forecast cold snap is a concern for all.
Protective covers went down at Newbury yesterday, while today’s meetings at Sedgefield and Market Rasen
are subject to morning inspections.
BEST OF SOUTHWELL
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MONTAGUE (D) D O’Meara 10 0(6ex) .............P Vaughan (7) 6
MAKE GOOD D Brown 9 9............................................................S Levey 4
HARD GRAFT (C) D Brown 9 8............................................A Mullen 2
BEZOS (D) R Hannon 9 7...............................................G Mahon (5) C 1
HELEN SHERBET (CD) K Burke 9 6 ...........................Ben Curtis 3
GOING NATIVE (BF) Olly Williams 8 11................ O Murphy 5
- 6 declared BETTING: 11-4 Make Good, 3-1 Montague, 9-2 Hard Graft, 5-1 others.
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FORM VERDICT
HELEN SHERBET has C&D winning form two starts ago but didn’t look
as comfortable when setting a steadier pace over a longer trip at the end
of last month. The return to 7f looks in her favour and she can bounce
back to winning form. Going Native has improved her form since running
at Southwell and she can play a minor role once again, while Hard Graft
completes the shortlist on his win at the track before Christmas.
3.50
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (CLASS 3)
£12,000 added 5f
FOOLAAD (CD) S Bowring 7 9 8 .............................. R Winston T 6
MEMORIES GALORE (D) Roger Fell 6 9 7 ..T Hamilton C 7
MIDNIGHT MALIBU (CD) T Easterby 5 9 6.......Rachel Richardson (3) 9
ORIENTAL RELATION (CD) J Balding 7 8 11........L Edmunds (3) 4
RAZIN’ HELL (CD) J Balding 7 8 11........................Ben Curtis V 3
BOGART (D) K Ryan 9 8 10........................................................S Gray C 8
CLASSIC PURSUIT (D) M Appleby 7 8 10............L Morris B 5
PEARL ACCLAIM (CD) D C Griffiths 8 8 6 ........F Norton C 1
PIAZON (CD) J Butler 7 8 6..........................R P Walsh (7) B,E,H 2
- 9 declared BETTING:
3-1
Foolaad, 9-2 Memories Galore, 6-1 Classic Pursuit, 7-1
FORM VERDICT
Donald McCain’s fantastic season continues to roll on and Brian Hughes Midnight Malibu, 8-1 Pearl Acclaim, Razin’ Hell, 10-1 others.
partners HENRY’S JOY, who knocked on the door here last time and
FORM VERDICT
can go one better here. Jack Devine is tongue-tied for the first time Roy Bowring’s FOOLAAD goes in search of a course and distance hat-trick
having raced over a trip slightly too short last time when second and from 3lb higher than when braving it out at the finish to get the better of
the winning pointer should be scoring under Rules sooner rather than Tricky Dicky last time. Memories Galore could be the main opposition
later. Any market support for the Tim Easterby pair of Randy Pike and having got back to winning ways at Newcastle last time, while track and
Dig A Bit Deeper should also be respected.
trip specialists Pearl Acclaim and Piazon both hold more than solid claims.
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5) £4,800 added 2m 1f
BAL DE RIO B Ellison 5 11 3..................................................H Brooke B
BRECON HILL (D) Mrs S Humphrey 5 11 3 ..............T Whelan
BUDARRI W Coltherd 5 11 3 ................................Sam Coltherd (5)
CHOOKIE ROYALE K Dalgleish 10 11 3..................C Bewley (3)
FIGHTING BACK H Hogarth 7 11 3............................................. T Kelly
KEEPINUPWITDJONES Mrs S Watt 6 11 3......F O’Toole (3) T
NAASIK J Norton 5 11 3..............................................C McCormack (3)
PASTORAL MUSIC D McCain 5 11 3.................................B Hughes
PHANTOM ISLE C Grant 5 11 3..................................Will Kennedy
READ NOEL FEHILY AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE
188BET SEDGEFIELD CHELT FEST RACEDAY
QUADRIGA C Grant 8 11 3.............................................J Kington (3) H
(CLASS 4) £11,400 added 2m 5f
HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 5) £6,321 added 3m 3f
TITAN Oliver Greenall 4 10 7.............................................D England T
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0-4552 CRAGGAKNOCK R C Guest 7 11 12 ........................................ L Aspell
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-09381 THE DELRAY MUNKY I Jardine 6 12 5(7ex).......Ross Chapman (5) C
- 11 declared 2
5/2F6- BOARD OF TRADE (D) A King 7 11 12.................W Hutchinson BETTING: 2-1 Bal De Rio, 11-4 Brecon Hill, 7-2 Titan, 4-1 Pastoral Music, 2
3-3766 MILLROSE BELL V Thompson 6 11 7.......Mr D Delahunt (7)
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322584 NICELY INDEED P Kirby 8 11 7.......................................................A Nicol 10-1 Chookie Royale, 33-1 Budarri, 50-1 others.
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168304 TURTLE CASK (C) M Sowersby 9 11 6........................ R Day (3) C
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424838 MASTER OF FINANCE Mrs L Wadham 7 11 6...... Maxime Tissier (7) C
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8-8859 CHARIN’ CROSS M Hammond 6 11 1..................... F O’Toole (3)
FORM VERDICT
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1/25PF PRINCESS TARA Ruth Jefferson 8 11 6...........J Hamilton (3)
5 48-P4P HOUNDSCOURT (C) Miss J Foster 11 10 13...B Hughes C,T
6
4-2131 GENEROUS DAY (C) Henry Oliver 6 11 5.................J M Davies BRECON HILL looked a decent prospect when winning two bumpers 6 FP43-P AGENT LOUISE (CD) M Sowersby 10 10 10........H Brooke C
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448/1- FUTURE SECURITY (D) D Skelton 9 11 1 ...............H Skelton T for the late Alan Swinbank and Sally Haynes but has since switched to 7
245293 BROADWAY BELLE (BF) C Grant 8 10 5.............C Bewley (3)
8
124556 TOWERING (D) C Dore 9 10 9.........................................P Brennan B Sarah Humphrey’s yard where he is expected to make a winning debut 8
534663 POETIC PRESENCE W Coltherd 8 10 2....Sam Coltherd (5)
over timber. Bal De Rio could benefit from first-time blinkers having 9
- 8 declared 0833-P BLUE COVE Miss L Siddall 13 10 0...................................S Quinlan
BETTING: 5-2 Craggaknock, 11-4 Generous Day, 5-1 Board Of Trade, 15-2 placed on his handicap debut behind Octagon over further last time,
- 9 declared Master Of Finance, 10-1 Future Security, Nicely Indeed, 12-1 Princess while Pastoral Music is best of the remainder on his second to Silver BETTING: 11-10 The Delray Munky, 10-3 Broadway Belle, 5-1 Turtle
Tara, 14-1 Towering.
Concorde at Musselburgh.
Cask, 12-1 Houndscourt, 14-1 Agent Louise, 16-1 others.
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£6,069 added 6f
ARCHIMEDES (C) D C Griffiths 5 9 13(6ex).....A Mullen C,T 3
SIR GEOFFREY (CD) S Dixon 12 9 7 ..........................K O’Neill B 6
FORTINBRASS (CD) J Balding 8 9 6 .............. L Edmunds (3) 1
SHELNEVERWALKALONE I Furtado 4 9 5......L Morris C 8
NIGHT SHADOW (D) A Brown 4 9 4.........................C Hardie B 5
HIGH ANXIETY J Weymes 4 8 12..................... Phil Dennis (3) 9
NEW TALE Olly Williams 4 8 12.....................J Gormley (5) B 4
INTERCHOICE STAR (CD) R Peacock 13 8 12.......T Hamilton C 2
TRICK OF THE LYTE (D) J Brooke 4 8 12 .... P Hanagan C 10
KATH’S BOY A Carroll 4 8 12 ........................................... A Beech (7) 7
- 10 declared BETTING: 2-1 Shelneverwalkalone, 11-4 Archimedes, 4-1 Others
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NEWCASTLE
Going: Soft-heavy in places
1.40 1. BOURNVILLE (H Brooke) 11-4 fav; 2. Oriental Cross 4-1; 3. Sweet Vinetta 12-1. 13 ran.
23/4l, hd. (K Burke). Tote: £2.90; £1.50, £1.80, £3.90. Exacta: £16.50. Trifecta: £176.40. CSF: £12.50.
2.15 1. BEYONDTEMPTATION (S Quinlan) 7-2; 2. Undefined Beauty 2-9 fav; 2 ran. 7l. (J Haynes).
Tote: £2.40; NRs: Morning With Ivan, Shee’s Lucky.
2.45 1. SMOOTH STEPPER (D Cook) 2-1; 2. Silver Tassie 16-1; 3. Baywing 3-1. 6 ran. 15-8
fav The Young Master (Pulled Up). 41/2l, 23/4l. (Mrs S Smith). Tote: £2.40; £1.20, £7.10. Exacta:
£31.50. Trifecta: £101.40. CSF: £26.51.
3.20 1. BULLS HEAD (Ross Chapman) 2-1 fav; 2. Sky Full Of Stars 5-2; 3. Notebook 7-2. 7 ran.
5l, 41/2l. (M Todhunter). Tote: £2.90; £1.60, £1.80. Exacta: £9.30. Trifecta: £26.60. CSF: £7.96.
3.50 1. BROWN TRIX (J England) 5-1; 2. Under The Red Sky 8-1; 3. Silverton 28-1. 10 ran. 9-2
fav Log On (Fell). 11/2l, 21/4l. (Sam England). Tote: £6.00; £2.20, £2.30, £6.60. Exacta: £41.80.
Tricast: £1009.16. Trifecta: £855.60. CSF: £43.88.
4.20 1. ABSOLUTELY DYLAN (D Cook) 4-9 fav; 2. Pc Dixon 100-1; 3. Kennedys Field 100-1. 5 ran.
11l, 2l. (Mrs S Smith). Tote: £1.30; £1.10, £36.10. Exacta: £27.90. Trifecta: £102.90. CSF: £40.68.
Placepot: £295.90. Quadpot: £36.80.
Place 6: £150.94. Place 5: £85.43.
SOUTHWELL
Going: Soft-heavy in places
2.00 1. TWO SWALLOWS (N De Boinville) 10-11 fav; 2. Get On The Yager 6-4; 3. Real Warrior 150-1. 5 ran. 21/2l, 13l. (B Pauling). Tote: £1.80; £1.10, £1.20. Exacta: £2.30. Trifecta: £28.30.
CSF: £2.65.
2.30 1. ULIS DE VASSY (P Cowley) 9-2; 2. Little Jimmy 6-1; 3. Myroundorurs 7-1. 7 ran. 11-4
fav Elkstone (4th). 11/4l, 31/2l. (Laura Morgan). Tote: £5.60; £2.20, £3.20. Exacta: £37.90. Trifecta:
£303.70. CSF: £27.47.
3.00 1. BOREHAM BILL (D Jacob) 15-8; 2. Monbeg Oscar 5-1; 3. Don Lami 11-10 fav. 10 ran.
2l, 8l. (B Pauling). Tote: £2.50; £1.10, £2.10, £1.10. Exacta: £12.70. Trifecta: £28.90. CSF: £11.81.
3.35 1. GLOBAL CITIZEN (D Jacob) 4-9 fav; 2. Euxton Lane 12-1; 3. Bridge of Cally 10-1. 10
ran. 8l, 41/2l. (B Pauling). Tote: £1.20; £1.10, £2.60, £2.80. Exacta: £11.20. Trifecta: £42.00. CSF:
£8.91. NR: Hijran.
4.05 1. SUPAKALANISTIC (S Twiston-Davies) 13-2; 2. Champagne George 4-1; 3. Lex Talionis
9-1. 9 ran. 5-2 fav Reckless Behavior (6th). 21/2l, 3/4l. (N Twiston-Davies). Tote: £7.70; £2.60, £1.60,
£2.50. Exacta: £37.10. Tricast: £234.18. Trifecta: £203.20. CSF: £32.83.
4.35 1. THE MODEL COUNTY (S Bowen) 5-1; 2. Frosty Dawn 50-1; 3. Stonebrigg Legend 7-1.
6 ran. 11-8 fav Tara Well (4th). 11/4l, 17l. (A Phillips). Tote: £5.30; £2.40, £15.50. Exacta: £111.20.
Trifecta: £1375.40. CSF: £107.66.
Placepot: £159.10. Quadpot: £38.00.
Place 6: £116.63. Place 5: £109.11.
WOLVERHAMPTON Going: Standard
4.45 1. HARBOUR PATROL (T Ladd) 16-1; 2. Prince Jai 9-2; 3. Burauq 15-2. 10 ran. 5-2 fav
Tasaaboq (7th). 23/4l, 1/2l. (Rebecca Bastiman). Tote: £18.40; £5.20, £1.90, £1.90. Exacta: £110.80.
Tricast: £597.11. Trifecta: £614.30. CSF: £81.28.
5.15 1. SIR LANCELOTT (B Sanderson) 9-2; 2. Be Bold 10-1; 3. Rising Sunshine 8-1. 10 ran.
11-4 fav Three Majors (4th). 1l, shd. (Adrian Nicholls). Tote: £4.20; £1.90, £5.10, £2.40. Exacta:
£92.60. Tricast: £354.70. Trifecta: £835.40. CSF: £48.10.
5.45 1. AL KHAN (K Stott) 9-2; 2. The Amber Fort 7-2 fav; 3. Beauden Barrett 4-1. 11 ran. nk,
hd. (K Ryan). Tote: £5.30; £2.00, £1.70, £2.00. Exacta: £21.60. Trifecta: £86.60. CSF: £19.38.
6.15 1. ARCANADA (R Kingscote) 8-11 fav; 2. Mr Owen 13-8; 3. Gabrial 9-1. 3 ran. 3/4l, 5l. (T
Dascombe). Tote: £1.80; Exacta: £2.10. Trifecta: £1.60. CSF: £2.15. NR: First Selection.
6.45 1. GREAT RETURN (E Greatrex) 5-1; 2. Temasek Star 4-1; 3. Miss Dusky Diva 8-1. 12 ran.
11-8 fav Indian Red (6th). 7l, nk. (W Greatrex). Tote: £6.30; £1.80, £1.70, £2.50. Exacta: £29.30.
Tricast: £160.52. Trifecta: £167.20. CSF: £25.17.
7.15 1. GALACTIC SPIRIT (A Atzeni) 13-8; 2. Natch 6-4 fav; 3. Suprematism 16-1. 9 ran. 1/2l, 3/4l.
(M Botti). Tote: £2.70; £1.10, £1.10, £4.20. Exacta: £4.90. Trifecta: £22.30. CSF: £4.40.
7.45 1. AVON GREEN (O Murphy) 13-8 fav; 2. Amazing Amaya 10-1; 3. Peas On Earth 14-1. 7
ran. 2l, nk. (J Tuite). Tote: £2.40; £1.30, £3.30. Exacta: £13.70. Tricast: £144.66. Trifecta: £95.70.
CSF: £16.46. NR: Samovar.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £6,842.25 carried over to Southwell.
Placepot: £76.80. Quadpot: £5.60.
Place 6: £59.13. Place 5: £18.64.
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By Phil Duncan
Left to right: Ben
Shalom, Paulie
Malignaggi, Anthony
Crolla and Ricky
Hatton at yesterday’s
Ultimate Boxxer
launch GETTY
Formula One has announced
“grid kids” will be used
this season after the sport
abolished its long-standing
association with grid girls.
F1’s American owners
Liberty Media denounced
the long-standing practice of
using female models before
grands prix as “at odds with
modern-day societal norms”.
The grid kids scheme,
which will come into effect at
the season-opening race in
Melbourne next month, will
be formed of competitors in
the junior categories of motor
racing. They will be selected by
local motor racing authorities
and it is hoped the change will
be of greater appeal to the
sport’s younger fans.
“This will be an
extraordinary moment
for these youngsters,” F1’s
American commercial head
Sean Bratches said. “Imagine,
standing beside their heroes,
watch as they prepare to race,
and to be there, alongside them
in those precious few minutes
just before the start.
“What an unforgettable
experience, for them, and their
families. An inspiration to keep
driving, training and learning
so that they can dream of one
day being there themselves.
What better way to inspire the
next generation of heroes.”
Ultimate Boxxer promises to
revive best bits of Prizefighter
Steve
Bunce
There is a version of boxing with a
quick chess battle between rounds,
several tournaments that take six
months or a year to conclude and
yesterday something called Ultimate
Boxxer was launched.
The first night of Ultimate Boxxer
will be in Manchester in April with
eight boxers, all unbeaten at the
moment, fighting each other in four
quarter-finals, semi-finals and then a
final. It will take place 10 years after
Barry Hearn launched Prizefighter
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NINE-LETTER WORD canonical
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PREMIER LEAGUE
Watford (1) .....................4 Chelsea (0)......................1
Deeney 42 (pen)
Hazard 82
Janmaat 84
Deulofeu 88
Pereyra 90
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
SUPER BOWL 52, Minneapolis: New
England 33 Philadelphia 41.
CRICKET
1ST T20, Sharjah: Zimbabwe 120-9 (20.0
overs). Afghanistan 121-5 (14.4 overs).
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
GOLF
USPGA TOUR WASTE MANAGEMENT
PHOENIX OPEN, TPC SCOTTSDALE,
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA FINAL RD (US
unless stated): 266 G Woodland 67 68
67 64 (won at the first play-off hole); C
Reavie 68 65 67 66; 269 B Steele 68 67
67 67; O Schniederjans 68 68 68 65; 270
P Mickelson 70 65 66 69; B DeChambeau 66 66 68 70; M Kuchar 71 68 64 67;
C Hadley 66 68 68 68.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
FA CUP FOURTH ROUND REPLAYS
Birmingham v Huddersfield.................................
Rochdale v Millwall.......................................................
Swansea v Notts County (8.05)...........................
CHECKATRADE TROPHY SEMI-FINAL
Lincoln City v Chelsea U-21...................................
FOURTH ROUND
Yeovil v Fleetwood........................................................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bury v AFC Wimbledon............................................
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v Swindon................................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Motherwell v St Johnstone....................................
Partick v Rangers ............................................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Falkirk v Brechin..............................................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Raith v Albion .....................................................................
FA TROPHY THIRD ROUND REPLAY:
Billericay v Harrogate Tn, Gateshead v
Maidstone, Stockport Co v Maidenhead,
East Thurrock v Spennymoor, Bromley
v Workington.
one night at York Hall in London’s
East End. It’s the same format.
The first UB event will feature
fights of three rounds of three minutes each round, with the traditional
60-second break. So far, very traditional, but the UB event promises to
enhance the profile of all the boxers
through “online power and flexibility.”
There will be innovative strategies,
music on the night and a very different feel. It’s about creating a brand
and using existing broadcast and
online companies to build the product; it’s Prizefighter for YouTubers.
The eight unbeaten boxers in the
line-up are aged between 21 and 28
and have had between three and 10
fights. They will each receive a guar-
anteed fee of £2,000 and will not have
to sell a single ticket to get paid. It is
unlikely any of the eight boxers have
been paid anything like £2,000 before
and far more likely they have made as
little as £400 for their fights. The winner will take home £16,000 for winning three times in a two-hour period
and that, for scrappers like the eight
gathered in a plush London hotel yesterday afternoon, is real money.
In 2008, Hearn put together the
The boxers are guaranteed
£2000 – it’s unlikely any of
them have been paid
anything like that before
first Prizefighter with eight hungry,
unknown and obscure heavyweights.
It was packed and after a lot of blood,
guts and gore in the York Hall ring,
a part-time taxi driver from Belfast
called Martin Rogan won the trophy
and £25,000 in prize money.
It was an unforgettable night, arguably the best of the 35 Prizefighters
that followed it. The event last took
place in 2015 when its novelty had
faded and too many boxers had found
a way to win by cheating the system
and not having three wars: it was
designed as a hard fighting event,
never a boxing event and Hearn’s
motivation was simple: “I want to sit
down not knowing who will win.”
That was certainly the case most of
the time and it will be the same when
the UB launches. Several Prizefighter winners went on to fight for world
titles, including Manchester’s Terry
Flanagan, the unbeaten WBO lightweight who is fighting for the WBO’s
light-welterweight title in April.
It is hoped the UB audience will not
just be the core audience of boxing
fans, the thousands that subscribe to
Sky and BoxNation, but a mixed and
younger group, persuaded to watch
the first event by sophisticated social
media campaigns.
It’s possibly an audience that will
not be bothered by the raw quality
of the fighters and will, instead, just
watch for two hours and then watch
the other three shows planned for this
year. It’s modern, not a revolution.
The man driving the UB is Ben
Shalom and he has selected some
wise heads to help him put on a series of good nights. Ricky Hatton and
Paulie Malignaggi, both former world
champions, will be involved and a
man called Carl Greaves is in charge
of making the matches. Greaves is
one of British boxing’s most intelligent operators. I hope it creates a
model to make some unknown boxers a nice few quid. THE INDEPENDENT
ATHLETICS
New eight-team World Cup event
announced for debut in London
By Jim van Wijk
A new World Cup event featuring
eight top nations will take place at
the London Stadium in July.
The format of the inaugural World
Cup event will feature all track and
field events up to and including
the 1500 metres, with teams led by
female captains.
The tournament – which is scheduled for 14 and 15 July – follows on
from London’s successful hosting
of the World Athletics and World
Para Athletics championships
last summer.
As well as Great Britain,
confirmed participants are the
United States, China, Germany,
France, Jamaica, South Africa
and Poland.
The event will see one male and
one female athlete from each nation
selected straight into a final contest held during evening sessions
under floodlights at the London
Stadium, venue of the 2012 Olympic
Wayde van Niekerk has given his
support to the new competition
Games, with a prize pot on offer of
$2m (£1.45million). Prize money –
largely funded through ticket sales
– would be split between teams with
$450,000 (£320,000) going to the
winners, down to $100,000 (£71,000)
for eighth place, with about 45 athletes per team.
UK Athletics chair Richard Bowk-
er said: “This is world-class competition where nation will face nation
and fans will see an amazing feast
of athletics over two days featuring
many of the biggest global superstars in the world of sport.”
South Africa sprinter Wayde van
Niekerk, who claimed 400m gold at
last year’s World Championships to
add to his Olympic title, feels the format will prove a big hit both on and
off the track.
“It is great to see such an exciting
head-to-head event confirmed to be
taking place in London this summer
– the concept is one that will excite
everyone in athletics and is sure to
attract new fans to the sport,” he said.
IAAF president Lord Coe welcomed the announcement. “This is
one of the exciting innovative events
we are seeing in our sport,” he said.
“We have eight lanes, eight top
nations, eight teams and a host of
world-class athletes lining up in
each event to win the trophy and
prize pot.”
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RUGBY UNION
Wigglesworth back in the
fold after Youngs injury
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
It has been a long time coming under
Eddie Jones, but Saracens’ 34-yearold scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth was yesterday recalled by
the England head coach and will be
pitched into battle against Wales in
the Six Nations Championship at
Twickenham this Saturday.
Wigglesworth, a veteran of England’s last two, disappointing World
Cup campaigns, joined training in
Surrey yesterday, after a serious
knee ligament suffered by the regular starter Ben Youngs in the 46-15
win over Italy in Rome on Sunday.
The former Sale Shark has always
had admirers for his astute kicking
and affinity with his forwards, and he Wigglesworth’s last cap was a dead
has won four Premiership titles and rubber at end of the 2015 World Cup
two European Cups across 17 seasons with his two clubs. But he was a summer represent the only time
long distance off Jones’ radar for 18 in Jones’ 24 Tests in charge that a
months until he was given a low-key No 9 other than Youngs or Danny
substitute’s appearance
Care has been on the field.
against the Barbarians
The logical deduction is that
M
arc
floats
in an uncapped match at
Youngs and this Saturday’s
in
and
floats
Twickenham last May.
probable starter Care, will
The most recent of his out. He’s a
be going to the 2019 World
27 caps was in the dead crazy scientist Cup, though some might
rubber against Uruguay – he has just
see it as too conservative,
at the end of the 2015 got the picture or even reckless, not to have
World Cup.
had a third No 9 involved
Up to now, scrum-half of the perfect occasionally.
was a position in which scrum in
Under Jones, Wasps’ Dan
Jones has been narrow- his head
Robson and Joe Simpson,
ly resolute, preferring
Gloucester’s Willi Heinz and
the maximum continuBen Vellacott, Newcastle’s
ity and familiarity in this pivotal Micky Young and Saracens’ Ben
role (as he has done at fly-half). The Spencer have had no more than pethree minutes played as a replace- ripheral practice look-ins.
ment by Exeter’s Jack Maunder
Jones had his men training yesin the first Test in Argentina last terday afternoon, soon after their
flight home from Rome, but they
will have today off. He has had little to say since Sunday on the challenge of Wales, who blew Scotland
away in Cardiff on Saturday with a
mighty swagger, with Scarlets’ fastbreaking scrum-half Gareth Davies
among the tries.
Jones did, however, confirm the
unusual decision for the English
and Welsh to practice scrummaging
against each other last November
had helped in England’s set-piece
throttling of Italy and that another
such stint, maybe in Georgia, was
in the pipeline. “There has been
great coaching by [England’s scrum
specialist] Neal Hatley,” said Jones,
“and great physical development by
the players. They’ve got stronger,
they’ve got more flexible so they can
scrum lower.”
With upwards of £60million
being spent annually on professional rugby by the Rugby Football
Union, Jones has unfettered access
to expert help and he has also contracted former France hooker Marc
dal Maso to work on the scrum.
Dal Maso previously assisted
Jones with Japan. “He floats in and
floats out,” said Jones. “He’s a crazy
scientist – he’s just got the picture of
the perfect scrum in his head. I’ve
never seen a bloke like him; he’s got
so many unusual thoughts.
“He doesn’t speak much English.
He didn’t speak much Japanese.
I don’t know whether he speaks
much French! But he might bring
six things forward and one of them
will be absolutely brilliant. ‘Hats’
works out whether it’s good with the
players and if it’s good then we do it
and it adds to the scrum.”
The three key features that only
Simmonds brings to England
By Louis Doré
Sam Simmonds (below) scored a
brace of tries on his Six Nations
debut for England against Italy
in the Stadio Olimpico, enjoying a
start in the absence of the injured
Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes.
He became only the third
forward to do so, joining James
Haskell’s efforts against
Wales in 2010 and Lawrence
Dallaglio’s against Scotland in
2001. Fine company, indeed.
He showed head coach
Eddie Jones exactly what
only he can bring to an
England back row and
why he should be seen as
a challenger for Vunipola’s
No 8 shirt.
Fitness and speed
His Exeter team-mate Jack
Nowell summarised Simmonds’
most obvious talent in the most
entertaining way.
“He is a bit of a freak, Simmo,
isn’t he? He is up there with the
quickest I have played with. He has
got a backside so that’s where the
power comes from!”
Both of Simmonds’ tries came
from explosive pace from around
20 yards out, a trademark of his
Exeter season. His second showed
the acceleration of a centre,
taking a flat pass from Danny
Care through the gap between
ballwatching veterans George
Biagi and Edoardo Gori.
Staggeringly, he did this
in the 74th minute. Two
minutes later, he
assisted Nowell on
the wing.
A master of attack
and defence
Not only did he make
the most tackles of
any England player
in the game (23), he
made 14 runs for 80
metres.
He also made
eight clean breaks and beat three
defenders. That’s a world-class work
rate both in attack and defence.
Following the breakdown law
changes and quicker pace of
rugby we’ve seen this season,
these numbers will give Jones
pause for thought as to whether
the additional bulk of Hughes and
Vunipola is actually an advantage
any more.
Creativity and precision on the break
Simmonds’ assist for Nowell
showcased his speed of thought. He
was probably further from fly-half
George Ford than the touchline
when he received the enormous
miss-pass before giving it to Nowell.
A normal back row player may have
been tempted to crash through the
defence and over the line.
He instead showed the killer
instinct of a back, sprinting inside
and delivering a no-look pass
behind his right shoulder to set up
Nowell, taking two Italian defenders
out of the move and ensuring a try.
Ajayi and
Eagles win
Super Bowl
spectacular
The Philadelphia Eagles and Britishborn running back Jay Ajayi won
their first Super Bowl title as they
defeated defending champions the
New England Patriots 41-33 in a
high-scoring thriller.
More than 1,000 offensive yards
were piled up in Minnesota and it
was the Eagles that came out on top
and prevented 40-year-old Patriots
CYCLING
Froome has first race next
week since drugs test shock
By Matt Slater
Chris Froome’s first race since he
was plunged into a doping crisis will
be the five-day Ruta Del Sol, which
starts in the Spanish town of Mijas
on 14 February.
Although Froome strongly denies
any wrongdoing, the 32-year-old returned a urine sample during September’s Tour of Spain containing
twice the permitted amount of the
asthma drug salbutamol. Theindivid-
ual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway on 20 September
was his last competitive outing.
It was also the day he was informed
by the International Cycling Union
(UCI) of his adverse analytical finding.
Having announced his intention to
clear his name, Froome has chosen
not to suspend himself until the case
is resolved and has just put in a huge
block of training in South Africa.
Froome (right) has started his last
two campaigns slightly earlier in the
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landed: (clockwise
from left) Britishborn running
back Jay Ajayi
draped in a Union
flag; quarterback
Nick Foles holds
up the Vince
Lombardi Trophy;
an emotional
Patrick Robinson
on his knees after
the match; Zach
Ertz scoring
his second-half
touchdown
against the
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United mark 60th anniversary of Munich
By Simon Peach
Manchester United and the footballing world will stand in solidarity on
the 60th anniversary of the Munich
air disaster today.
On February 6, 1958, United’s
plane crashed on a flight back from a
European Cup tie away to Red Star
Belgrade, a tragedy which resulted
in 23 people losing their lives.
Sir Bobby Charlton and Harry
Gregg survived and will be at Old
Trafford on Tuesday afternoon for
a ceremony marking 60 years since
the disaster, alongside the families
of current and former players, staff,
media and friends.
United manager Jose Mourinho
and captain Michael Carrick
will lay wreaths on behalf of
the club and players, with
a minute’s silence to be
held at 3.04pm – the time
of the crash in Munich.
The first team and under-23s will be at an event
that will include readings
from former manager Sir
Alex Ferguson (right), club director Michael Edelson and the club’s
executive vice-chairman Ed Wood-
ward. United fans have organised a
memorial ceremony in Germany at
the monument marking the disaster in Munich, where club
ambassador Denis Irwin
will join around 2,000
United fans.
A few surviving
doctors and nurses involved in the treatment
of manager Sir Matt
Busby and his team will
be in attendance, with the
fans donating art to the hospital as an expression of gratitude for
the treatment they provided.
Comment
Babes are timeless icons but
club is barely recognisable
Kevin
Garside
CHIEF SPORTS
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quarterback Tom Brady winning a
record sixth ring.
Ajayi, who lived in London until
the age of seven, contributed 57
yards on the ground and became
a Super Bowl champion just four
months after he was traded away by
the Miami Dolphins. The NFC Champion Eagles had been viewed as the
underdogs as New England sought a
season in Australia but was always
going to change his schedule this year
as he is targeting the Giro d’Italia, cycling’s other Grand Tour, for the
first time since 2010.
With the Giro starting in
May and the Tour just six
weeks after its finish, this
always meant he would
be starting his season
slightly later than in
2016 and 2017, with three
concurrent races the most
likely options: Andalucia’s
Ruta Del Sol, the Tour of Oman
and the Tour of the Algarve.
Of challenges off the road, Froome
said he was he and his team “will be
able to get to the bottom of what has
third title in four years, but back-up
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles
threw 373 yards and even scored a
touchdown, to become the first man
in Super Bowl history to throw a
touchdown pass and catch one.
Ajayi said: “Hopefully, it will
inspire some people just from the
journey, from the challenges I’ve
been through.”
happened” but acknowledged the
“situation has created a lot of uncertainty”. He added: “I hope people
will appreciate there are limits
to what I can say whilst the
process is still ongoing but
no-one is keener than me
to move things forward
as quickly as possible.”
Team Sky boss Sir
Dave Brailsford said: “We
all recognise that these
are difficult circumstances
but it’s important... that this
process is conducted fairly before
a final conclusion is reached.
“It is a complex situation but we’re
working as hard as we can with Chris
to resolve things as soon as possible.”
he house in Gorse
Avenue, Stretford, in
which Duncan Edwards
once lived, is valued at
£160,000 on Zoopla, or
half a week’s wages, netto, in Alexis
Sanchez money.
Edwards was Manchester
United’s best player, some would
have him the best Old Trafford has
seen. He rented a room at number
19 and ate his meals with the family.
There was no baby Bentley in the
drive. There was no baby Bentley.
The Busby Babes in April 1957, less than a year before Munich tragedy GETTY
There was no drive. There was no
need. Edwards could walk home
after the match and still be in front
define the club. Mourinho’s appeals discovering the Munich episode
of the radio in time to listen to the
for more noise are essentially
for the first time on days such as
scores come in on the BBC.
an expression of yearning for a
these. That does not make their
The degrees of separation
connection that no longer exists.
attachment to the club any less
between the lost lives we
As today’s great chronicler of
legitimate, rather it reflects the
commemorate on the 60th
all things United, Andy Mitten,
changing nature of the relationship
anniversary of the Munich air
argues, the globalisation of the club, between club and fan, how different
disaster, and the footballing
the process of expansion that sees
the landscape when supporters
experience of today are many, of
fans from five continents in selfie
take a flight home after the match
course, but none perhaps
congress beneath the
rather than the bus.
as arresting as the bank
Holy Trinity statue at
History rightly demands that we
The glow
deposits of today’s poster
every home match, has
mark these anniversaries in red ink,
of belonging
boys. If you are looking
brought riches to player
that we celebrate the key moments
is no longer
for a way to explain the
and institution.
that give a club its identity, its life.
becalmed atmosphere
It has also cut the
Football retains its fascination
local.
at Old Trafford of which
umbilical
link
to
the
because in essence its core appeal
Emotional
United manager Jose
Gorse
Avenues
of
this
remains
the same. There is
attachment
Mourinho so often
parish and the days
something hypnotically compelling
is
claimed
in
complains, start here.
when it was possible to
about the background colours, the
100 different build a club like the one
When Edwards tucked
geometry of the play, the endless
into his beans on toast with languages
Busby wrought from the
possibilities when skill and planning
the landlady, he and his
wreckage of the Second
run four square into random
adoptive family were eating
World War.
bounces. And attachments are tribal.
from the same table, materially
The warm glow of belonging
What has changed are the terms
and metaphorically. The rupture of
is no longer a local phenomenon.
of engagement, the way we relate
those two elemental parts that made Emotional attachment is claimed
to our teams, the nature of the
football what it was, player and
in 100 different languages.
experience for fan and player. Is
fan, leads directly to today’s silent
Articulating the common
it better or worse? A bit of both
spectacles at Old Trafford.
experience, indeed experiencing the probably, leading me to speculate
United were a community
thing that is common is so complex
that Edwards et al would have loved
project central to the identity
that appreciation becomes a thing
a cut of the wages today’s heroes
of Manchester when Sir Matt
bound within an extended family,
are packing, while Sanchez and
Busby set out on those pioneering
instead of a one big family bash.
co would happily pay a dividend
European trips, which, through the
It would not surprise to
for the love of the people felt by
tragedy of Munich, would come to
learn that some supporters are
the Babes.
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PREMIER LEAGUE
LIVERPOOL
By Sam Cunningham
Hamann:
Keita won’t
solve Reds’
problems
Kane and Lamela claim contact after
Liverpool accuse Spurs duo of diving
Harry Kane and Erik Lamela have
strongly refuted claims from Liverpool that they dived in Tottenham’s
highly contentious draw at Anfield.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
accused the Spurs pair of cheating to
win the two late penalty calls, made
by referee Jonathan Moss on Sunday.
There were questions around
whether Kane was offside before he
was felled by Liverpool goalkeeper
Loris Karius for the first penalty,
which he missed, and Van Dijk collided with Lamela for the second, which
Kane dispatched in the fifth minute of
stoppage time for a point.
Van Dijk, Liverpool’s club record
£75million signing last month,
claimed the duo conned the officials
but Kane responded yesterday, saying: “Karius dived, he got in the way
and I’m a player. It’s football so I’m
not going to jump out of the way. I
definitely felt contact and I went
down. With Lamela’s, I thought the
linesman showed amazing character
to give it because a lot happened involving him before the first penalty,
so to give that one was massive.”
Lamela also denied going down on
purpose in the clash with Van Dijk.
“He definitely caught me, because it
hurt for a little while afterwards,” he
said. “He kicked me, maybe he meant
to play the ball and not catch me; I’d
need to see it again on TV. But 100 per
cent he caught me.”
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
was furious with the officials who
were mired in further controversy
when it emerged that Moss, in consultation with linesman Edward
Smart, had asked fourth official Martin Atkinson what his view was from
the television of the incident involving Kane.
The Professional Game Match
Officials Limited, who represent
By Evan Bartlett
Erik Lamela goes down to win a penalty for Tottenham after contact by Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk AFP/GETTY
referees, released an explanatory the ball. Eddie Smart, having idenstatement, conceding that Moss had tified that Kane was in an offside
made a mistake by calling for a TV position, correctly sought clarificareplay but insisting he did not use it. tion on whether Dejan Lovren had
Had the officials used video
deliberately played the ball.
replays it would have been
His question created some
in contravention of their
momentary confusion
rules. The i was told
when Eddie asked if
that officials are havLovren had touched
ing VAR drummed
the ball. Moss knew a
The
appearances
into them in training
Liverpool player had
Harry
Kane
made
and are also using it in
touched the ball but
before scoring his
FA Cup matches.
not
that it was Lovren.
100th Premier
A PGMOL spokes“He then asked a
League goal on
man said: “Given the
question to his fourth ofSunday
speed of the attack Moss
ficial Martin Atkinson and
was uncertain of the identity
acknowledges that referencof the Liverpool player who kicked ing ‘TV’ was misguided. Atkinson
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did not reply to the question and so
had no involvement in the decision.
Having properly reflected on the
questions asked, Jon knew that a
Liverpool player, now identified as
Lovren, had played the ball and that
no offside offence had occurred.
“He then awarded the penalty. For
the avoidance of doubt, Atkinson did
not view a television monitor and did
not relay any information to the onfield officials.”
Kane, 24, scored the second penalty to bring up 100 Premier League
goals and is now targeting a doublecentury. “Two-hundred has to be the
aim and hopefully quicker than I got
to 100,” the striker said.
Comment
Karius finally looked
the part against Spurs
David
Preece
I
t’s fair to say Loris Karius’ first
18 months at Liverpool have
been a disappointment. More
than anyone, Jürgen Klopp will
have been frustrated at the
young German keeper’s inability to
cope with life at Anfield. That is until
Sunday’s game against Spurs.
This was the first time he finally
began to look like the keeper
Liverpool thought they had signed.
There was a new air of confidence
about the 24-year-old. He took
up good positions, showed clean
handling and most of his decision
making was positive and aggressive.
There were some moments of
imperfection but nothing that would
cause too much concern.
The decision to come flying out
to concede the first penalty was a
little rash in hindsight but Harry
Kane was offside and he saved the
spot kick.
The save itself seemed to be
well underplayed amongst the
drama. To stand as long as he did in
expectation of Kane striking the ball
down the centre at him takes nerve
and he resisted the temptation to
dive early which deserves credit.
The big talking point of the game
where Karius (right) is concerned
was his part in Victor Wanyama’s
thunderous top corner strike and
the criticism has incensed me, with
those analysing the game on TV
particularly poor.
To describe Karius’ decision to
punch as “diabolical” and “awful”
without any thought of why he did
so is unfair on a keeper who has
been under heavy, and mostly
deserved, fire since he
arrived. Those who simply
say “he should catch it”
are the same people who
say “he should score
there” without taking
in any of the factors that
may contribute as to why
the player didn’t.
The ball is lofted out wide
to Christian Eriksen whose cross
comes in – and a big factor here
is that it’s a volleyed cross, not a
regulation one from the deck.
When the ball eventually reaches
Karius it’s actually past him, so when
he moves his feet and dives to meet
the ball, he’s actually diving slightly
backwards, a technical no-no in
diving technique but sometimes
a necessity. He elects to punch.
It isn’t a nervy indecisive punch,
but an assertive intervention to
cut out the cross and deal with the
initial danger.
He gets a good contact on the
ball and given it is behind
him slightly, it’s difficult
for him to get more
height or distance on
the clearance but still,
it ends up 30 yards
from goal.
As for Wanyama’s
strike, I’d take the odds
of him hitting Row Z over
where it actually ended up any
day so you just have to applaud.
Beat me from there and I’ll gladly
shake your hand in congratulation.
It’s a magnificent wallop and that’s
more relevant than Karius’ decision
to punch. Just because the end
result was bad doesn’t make it a bad
choice to punch.
Former Liverpool midfielder
Dietmar Hamann fears
the club’s fans are set for
disappointment if they think
Naby Keita’s summer arrival
will solve the Reds’ problems.
Liverpool will sign Keita
from German side RB Leipzig
in the summer for £50million.
However, Hamann doesn’t feel
the 22-year-old Guinean offers
them what they need.
“He’s not a holding
midfielder, he’s someone who
wants to bomb on,” Hamann
told i. “With [Gigi] Wijnaldum,
with [Jordan] Henderson,
with [Emre] Can – they’re not
defensive-minded players
– they’re players who want
the ball, they are players who
want to move forward, they
are players who want to drive
with the ball and maybe finish
themselves, get in the box and
Keita is a similar player to that.
“Probably in ability he is
better, because he can beat a
player and he can nick a goal.
So yes I think he will improve
them but he’s not really the
type they need.”
Hamann, who won six
major trophies in his seven
years at Anfield, points to
Keita’s midfield partner,
the defensive-minded Diego
Demme as the type of player
Liverpool should sign.
While Hamann did not go
as far as suggesting the club
should buy Demme too, he did
implore them to sign a player
with similar attributes.
“I think Keita is best when
he has someone like that next
to him,” Hamann added.
“Liverpool have got the
transfer committee and a team
of scouts looking at all the best
leagues in the world. I’m sure
there’s somebody out there.”
Dietmar Hamann was speaking
on behalf of TAG Heuer, the official
timekeeping partner of the
Premier League
Naby Keita will join Liverpool in
the summer for £50m
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Leroy Fer
collapses in
agony against
Leicester on
Saturday
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By Phil Blanche
Carlos Carvalhal is confident Swansea can cope with their growing
casualty list following season-ending
injuries to Leroy Fer and Wilfried
Bony. Swansea host Notts County
in an FA Cup fourth-round replay
tonight with seven first-team squad
members unavailable.
But Carvalhal, who has steered
Swansea out of the Premier League
relegation zone by taking 11 points
from 18 since succeeding Paul Clement, believes the Welsh club can
maintain their momentum.
“When one Swan falls, another
Swan will fly,” said Carvalhal. “Fer
was doing very well and Bony was
growing game by game, but you saw
what happened in the last game [the
1-1 draw at Leicester]. Tom Carroll
came inside the pitch and he didn’t
just replace Fer, he gave something
to the team.
“He played better second half
when he was involved, he played
really well, and now we have another
solution with Andy King. He will be
available on the weekend, [Sam] Clucas can play inside too, and Renato
[Sanches] will recover in four or five
weeks and have an impact until the
end of the season. We don’t feel really
we have a problem there in midfield.”
Swansea are also without Angel
Rangel and Leon Britton. King and
Andre Ayew are cup-tied but should
be involved at home to Burnley in
the Premier League on Saturday.
Carvalhal admits the Burnley game
is Swansea’s priority this week, but
he has pledged to field a strong side
against the League Two promotion
contenders tonight.
The winners will visit Carvalhal’s
former club Sheffield Wednesday in
the fifth round. “Our speech will not
be different from the games against
Wolves and Notts County the first
time,” Carvalhal said. “The Premier
League is the main competition, but
we are happy to play these games.
“We understand the prestige of
this competition and we respect
Notts County also.”
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
All-Ireland clash set for November
By Damian Spellman
The Republic of Ireland will meet
Northern Ireland in a friendly on
15 November.
Martin O’Neill and his Northern
Ireland counterpart Michael O’Neill
will meet for the first time as international managers, almost sevenand-a-half years since the teams last
clashed in a senior fixture – when the
Republic won 5-0 in the Nations Cup
in May 2011 – at the Aviva Stadium.
They will use the game as preparation for their Uefa Nations League
games against Denmark and Austria,
respectively, a few days later.
Michael O’Neill said: “Uefa have
made it mandatory we play a friendly
on that date and when we looked at
the options across Europe, travelling
to Dublin to play made a lot of sense.
“It means we can stay on the island,
train in our usual environment and
play a game that will be a good test
for us ahead of the Austria match.”
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What is it with Palace and
their semi-naked women?
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here is a video on
Crystal Palace’s official
YouTube channel where
the Crystals – their
cheerleading troupe – parade
around Selhurst Park in bikinis.
They lie on the side of the pitch,
in bikinis. They’re in the bar, in
bikinis. They’re sitting on the
yellow stadium steps; in front of
the stands; in the blue fold-down
seats, crossing and uncrossing
their legs; twirling their hair.
All the time: bikinis. One applies
lipgloss, another has a water
balloon chucked at her.
They are performing their own
version of “Call Me Maybe” – only
in fewer clothes than Carly Rae
Jepsen in the video of her 2012
hit song – and since it was posted
in July 2012 it has received more
than three million views. Crystal
Palace advertise their season
ticket line at the end.
These are the Crystals,
Palace’s pre-match and half-time
entertainment. Wearing slightly
more clothing than in the video,
they perform in a 26,000-capacity
stadium largely full of men. They
are usually half-naked and shake
pom-poms and dance. They are
on the sidelines next to the men
playing the real sport, for a few
minutes of titillation.
But what kind of message does
this send to young girls who might
travel to watch Crystal Palace
with their family? A young girl,
for example, who is loving the
undoubtedly great atmosphere
and the occasion, the match
programme interviews with the
players, the sense of team spirit,
of camaraderie, of support and
belonging, thinking she might
give football a go, until… oh wait,
what? The girls do the dancing
be more in tune with our vision
beforehand in hardly any clothes? for this great sport,” said Sean
They wave pom-poms around?
Bratches, managing director of
Real, competitive cheerleading F1’s commercial operations.
doesn’t resemble the Crystals
“While the practice of
much. Cheerleading sports
employing grid girls has been a
teams often have mixed genders
staple of Formula 1 Grand Prix
– one of the few sports to allow
for decades, we feel this custom
competitors of both sexes to
does not resonate with our brand
compete together – and they
values and clearly is at odds
perform intense routines which
with modern day societal norms.
are judged against other
We don’t believe the
teams’ intense routines.
practice is appropriate
W
hat
kind
It takes stamina and
or relevant to Formula 1
of
message
grit and determination;
and its fans, old and new,
does this send across the world.”
holding each other up,
flips, spins and turns.
Football is bashed for
to young girls
Competitors have
a lot of things but when
who might
reported broken jaws
it comes to parading
travel to
and burst lips and black
virtually naked women
watch Crystal – or “girls” as these
eyes. This is not what
Palace with
the Crystals do.
particular women seem
their family? always to be referred to
They have been
performing at Crystal
– it has largely set a good
Palace home games
example.
since December 2010, shortly
Crystal Palace are the only
after Steve Parish and Martin
team in professional football who
Long led a consortium which
find semi-naked young women
bought the club.
dancing for their fans – and
They raise money for charity
visiting supporters – OK.
and are involved in Crystal Palace
Or prancing around
community projects. The club
their stadium in bikinis for
say they have never received a
promotional videos.
single complaint about them. But
The club point out that
how many complaints did the
the Crystals have a mixture
Professional Darts Corporation
of backgrounds: nurses,
receive before scrapping walk-on
entertainment managers,
women? Or Formula One about
teachers, florists, law students,
their grid women?
full-time mums, City workers,
The PDC said they removed
admin staff, retail and full-time
them “following feedback from
professional dancers. That they
our host broadcasters”. F1
love the buzz of being at the club.
decided it was not a good look in
That they have a social media
2018, that it wasn’t right for their
policy agreed with the club
brand.
to ensure they send the right
“Over the last year we have
message to young people.
looked at a number of areas which
Recent Twitter posts, however,
we felt needed updating so as to
include three of the Crystals
dressed in skimpy Santa outfits,
and another telling everyone to
turn their calendar over to the
“gorgeous” Amy Magnus. And, of
course, plenty of bikini videos on
YouTube.
One former Crystal has spoken
about how proud she was to be
a part of the club. Another has
explained how she was bullied for
being unattractive and was shy
until she joined the Crystals and
is now dancing all over the world.
“The Crystals are a semiprofessional dance troupe who
have been performing at Selhurst
Park for more than seven years
and contribute to the unique
atmosphere inside the stadium,
which is widely recognised as
one of the best in the Premier
League,” a club spokesman said.
“We are proud of our association
with them.”
As other sports are updating
their image, it’s an uncomfortable
The Crystals, pictured ahead of Crystal Palace’s match against Newcastle on
association for football.
Sunday, have been performing at Selhurst park for seven years GETTY
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FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Conte on the brink after
Sport
WATFORD
Deeney 42 pen, Janmaat 84, Deulofeu
88, Pereyra 90
4
CHELSEA
Hazard 82
1
Watford
Karnezis
Mariappa
Sam
Cunningham
Prödl
Holebas
Janmaat Capoue Doucouré Zeegelaar
Deulofeu
AT VICARAGE ROAD
Richarlison
Deeney
06.02.18
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ATHLETICS
New eight-team
World Cup event
set for London in
the summer
Catastrophic, calamitous, chaotic: all
appropriate words to describe AntoHazard
nio Conte’s situation at Chelsea, and
the 30-minute performance of midWillian
Pedro
fielder Tiémoué Bakayoko. Conte
wanted a public vote of confidence
Zappacosta Bakayoko Kanté
Moses
from his employers but was instead
handed a public humiliation by WatCahill
Luiz Azpilicueta
ford last night. The dreaded vote
of confidence is usually the end for
managers: perhaps the Italian merely
Courtois
wants to be put out of his misery.
He has looked exhausted, of late. Chelsea
Tired and gloomy. Troy Deeney’s Subs: Watford Pereyra (Richarlison, 64), Carrillo
penalty, Bakayoko’s first-half dis- (Deulofeu, 88) Gray (Deeney, 90); Chelsea Fabregas
34), Giroud (Pedro, 64).
missal and three late goals will not let (Willian,
Booked: Watford Richarlison, Prödl; Chelsea
him sleep any easier.
Bakayoko, Luiz, Fabregas
Sent
off:
Bakayoko
This was supposed to be a match Man of theChelsea
Match Deulofeu. Rating 6/10.
to steady the nerves and cement Possession: Watford 45% Chelsea 55%.
on target: Watford 8 Chelsea 2.
Chelsea’s place in the top four; but it Attempts
Referee M Dean (Wirral).
left Conte dangling by a thread and Attendance 20,157.
Roman Abramovich reaching into his
desk drawer to check the scissors are
still sharp. Reigning champions Chel- little wave of recognition just before
sea are in disarray: only two wins in the game kicked off, the response was
10, a hammering by Bournemouth at meagre, the jury was still out, until
home in their previous match, a man- the game was over.
ager at war with his own club.
What played out between the two
At Vicarage Road, they found a was, simply, messy. Watford had the
club experiencing even equal
better of the opening exchangmayhem. What has tranes but Deeney side-footed
spired at Watford this
wide a great chance
season has been just as
from six yards.
farcical. They fought
Chelsea were
hard to keep former
awful, and Bakayoko
Last night’s result
manager Marco Silva
was the epitome of
was Chelsea’s sixth
despite several bids
that. The midfielder
Premier League
from Everton when he
lost the ball once.
defeat this season
was the hottest properThen lost it again.
and second in
ty in the Premier League,
And again. He fell on
succession
then sacked the PortuEtienne Capoue’s leg
guese as Watford plummeted
and earned a yellow card.
down the table.
Before the half-hour he was sent
Replacement Javi Gracia was in off after losing the ball, yet again,
charge for the first time at home, and clattering Richarlison. The
following an FA Cup defeat away to touch was so heavy it could’ve sunk a
Southampton in his first match and cruise ship. Instead, one of the worst
a goalless draw with relegation rivals half hours of football you’ll see from
Stoke City in his second. There was a a £40million signing left Chelsea
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RUGBY UNION
Wigglesworth
back for England
after Youngs
injury blow
P53
SAM CUNNINGHAM
Palace need to
think again about
their semi-naked
troupe of women
The
Sport
Matrix
The stories you
need to know
stranded. Chelsea’s travelling contingent chanted under pressure Conte’s
name from the start, although it lessened in strength with every outburst,
fading each time like Abramovich’s
patience with his manager.
Conte was given a warning by referee Mike Dean for his furious protestations from the technical area. That
was before Gerard Deulofeu was
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
Kids go free for Wembley Cup final
The Women’s FA Cup Final will
be free for kids this year. Children
under 16 wil go free with an
accompanying adult and adult
prices are set at £15 for the final at
Wembley on Saturday 5 May.
Last season’s final
saw Manchester
City captain Steph
Houghton (right)
lift the trophy for
the first time in the
club’s history as they
defeated Birmingham
City 4-1 in front of a record-breaking
crowd of more than 35,000.
The hope is that the ticket
promotion can help fill Wembley’s
90,000 seats for the finale
of the women’s season.
The FA are also offering
discounted tickets for large
groups as fans await
the culmination of a
knockout competition
that has seen 276
teams enter from
across seven divisions.
brought down by Thibaut Courtois
for a penalty that Deeney thumped
in. The Italian volcano could barely
stand still afterwards, rocking from
one foot to the other. Nearby Chelsea
staff took cover.
Not one afraid of expressing himself, Deeney rushed towards the
Watford supporters in celebration,
waving a middle finger at the Chel-
RUGBY LEAGUE
Peteru a big doubt
for Melbourne clash
Leeds’ new signing Nathaniel
Peteru tore a bicep on his Super
League debut. The 26-year-old
prop, who joined the Rhinos on a
three-year contract, went on as a
substitute in their opening 16-12 win
at Warrington last Thursday but is
facing a spell on the sidelines. The
New Zealander will miss Thursday’s
home game against Hull KR and is
a major doubt for the World Club
Challenge clash with Melbourne at
AAMI Park on Friday week.
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14-18
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28-29
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6 FEBRUARY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
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shocking Monday night Blues
Premier League table
P
Man City
26
Man Utd
26
Liverpool 26
Chelsea
26
Tottenham 26
Arsenal
26
Burnley
26
Leicester
26
Bournem’th 26
Everton
26
Watford
26
West Ham 26
Brighton
26
C Palace
26
South’ton 26
Newcastle 26
Swansea
26
Stoke
26
Hudd’field 26
West Brom 26
W
22
17
14
15
14
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9
8
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8
6
6
6
5
6
6
6
6
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5 4
9 3
5 6
7 5
6 7
9 8
8 9
7 11
7 11
6 12
9 11
9 11
9 11
11 10
7 13
6 14
6 14
6 14
11 12
F
74
51
59
46
51
51
21
38
30
29
37
32
21
24
28
24
19
26
19
21
A
19
18
31
23
24
35
23
35
37
45
45
46
35
39
38
36
37
52
46
37
Pts
69
56
51
50
49
45
36
35
31
31
27
27
27
27
26
25
24
24
24
20
Daryl Janmaat puts Watford ahead
two minutes after Chelsea’s equaliser,
in a late deluge which leaves Antonio
Conte (above) in deep trouble REUTERS
sea support. The striker could find
himself in trouble.
Chelsea were crying out for a big
target up front. It is not the Chelsea way, but these are unorthodox
times. Olivier Giroud could have
had no complaints had he stayed at
Arsenal and found himself on the
bench behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette or
Danny Welbeck. Yet even with no recognised striker in the starting eleven
the Frenchman, an £18m signing last
month was made to wait for his debut
in the dugout by Conte.
Eden Hazard was picked ahead of
him up top but the Belgian struggled
to get on the ball until Giroud was
introduced just after the hour. Still
Watford squandered chance after
RUGBY UNION
CRICKET
Van der Flier out
for rest of season
Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier
will miss the rest of the season with
a serious knee ligament injury. The
Leinster back-row forward hobbled
out of Saturday’s 15-13 Six Nations
win against France in Paris. Byron
McGuigan has been ruled out of
Scotland’s match against France
with a hamstring injury. The wing
has returned to Sale for treatment
after picking up the injury during
the second half of Scotland’s
opening defeat by Wales.
chance. David Luiz, making his first
Premier League start since October,
was shunted off the ball by Richarlison, who curled the ball inches past
the right post. Deulofeu had done the
same moments before. Then Hazard
appeared to have rowed up to his
manager in a lifeboat with an 82nd
minute goal of individual brilliance;
receiving the ball deep, turning and
Malan making up for lost time
Dawid Malan was one of the few
England players to bolster
their reputation during the
Ashes and he is desperate
to make up for lost time
in Test cricket.
Malan (right) was
the tourists’ top scorer
in their 4-0 Test defeat
by Australia, making
383 runs at 42.55 and
banking a maiden century
in a losing cause at the Waca.
The 30-year-old was rested for
the 4-1 one-day series defeat of
Australia but could be back for the
opening T20 match in Hobart
tomorrow. “In my career so
far all I have ever asked for
is a chance to show what I
can do,” he said.
“You can score a lot of
runs at domestic level
but you never know
whether you can make it at
international cricket. So this is,
hopefully, another opportunity to
show what I can do.”
finishing into the right of goal from
25 yards.
But Watford finally got the goals
and the victory they deserved, Daryl
Janmaat, two minutes later, trickling
the ball past Courtois, Deulofeu sealing it with a late break and substitute
Roberto Pereyra compounding a
very public embarrassment with a
stoppage time fourth.
FOOTBALL
McCall sacked after
six defeats in a row
Bradford City have sacked club
legend Stuart McCall after defeat
at Oldham on Saturday meant six
consecutive losses for the Bantams.
McCall played 10 years at Valley
Parade across two spells, going on to
manage the club for three years from
2007-2010 and then taking over after
Phil Parkinson’s departure in the
summer of 2016. But despite being
in the League One play-off positions,
Bradford have decided that the run
of defeats necessitated a change.
Chelsea
target Sarri
set to stay
at Napoli
by Jim Daly and Miguel Delaney
Chelsea managerial target
Maurizio Sarri has distanced
himself from the Stamford
Bridge job, instead insisting
that negotiations over a new
contract will take place with
Napoli this week.
The Blues are understood
keen on the 59-year-old,
who boasts a reputation for
playing attacking football
and has led the Neapolitans
to the top of Serie A. Current
Chelsea manager Antonio
Conte remains under immense
pressure following a
series of internal
battles and
inconsistent
results on
the pitch.
While
Sarri (right)
would tick
many boxes
as a potential
summer recruit the
Italian is ready to strike himself
from the shortlist and begin
contract talks with Napoli. “I
can’t meet anyone on Friday, as
we have a game on Saturday,”
he said when asked about
reports president Aurelio De
Laurentiis is set to offer him a
new deal at the end of this week.
But he acknowledged that his
representatives will shortly sit
down with the outspoken De
Laurentiis about extending his
deal. “I want to focus on other
issues right now, so someone
will meet with the president
over the next few days and
listen to the proposal on
my behalf.
“There’s no problem between
Aurelio and I, so it’s not an
issue.” THE INDEPENDENT
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