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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
BAFTAS
The women in black
for red carpet protest
P7
MONDAY
19 FEBRUARY 2018
Number 2,258
AVEL
All aboard
Greatest
Winter Games
Yarnold makes
history
P5
Tuition fee
reforms ?will
be divisive?
>> Plan to charge different amounts for university courses
under fire as May admits funding system is broken
>> Prime Minister will announce sweeping review today,
warning that higher education is too expensive
>> Senior Tories challenge new funding model while
Universities UK says it will penalise poorer students
P4
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Blood test
can identify
autistic
children
Jo Cox?s
family
backs
widower
Labour
rubbishes
Soviet spy
claims
Oxfam
scandal
?will harm
UK aid?
P11
P8
P6
P10
INSIDE THE MAN SCULPTING WITH LIGHT
P36
I IAN BIRRELL
P15
I TV GUIDE
P28
I GAMES
P44
The
News
Matrix
ACCIDENT
Comedian
Louise Reay?s
ex-husband
is suing her
over what?
See p.13
The day at
a glance
MONDAY
19
FEBRUARY
Quote of the day
When ideas fail, words
come in very handy
JOHANN WOLFGANG
VON GOETHE
Hiker dies after fall
from mountainside
A hiker died after falling more than
250 metres down a mountainside.
It is believed the man slipped in
snow and ice while walking along
a railway track in Snowdon at the
weekend. Mountain rescue teams
were dispatched but the man was
pronounced dead at the scene.
PEOPLE
RESCUE
CONSUMER
Service remembers
boy and grandfather
Lifeboats come to
aid of cargo ship
�n of tenners to be Post office to spare
spent in two weeks
Facebook?s blushes
TECHNOLOGY
A service of remembrance has been
held for a boy and his grandfather
who died when their car was struck
by a train at a level crossing in
West Sussex. Will Hallett, 15, and
his 72-year-old grandfather Barry
Hearnshaw died following the crash
at the Barns Green crossing in
Horsham on Saturday morning.
Lifeboats have rescued a 1,200tonne cargo ship which broke down
off the coast of Scotland. The 65m
vessel, which was carrying a cargo
of road salt, was heading through
the notorious Kylerhea Narrows
between Skye and Glenelg when it
became stuck with a broken rudder
yesterday morning.
More than �n worth of old-style
� notes remain in circulation, with
less than a fortnight to go until they
are no longer accepted in shops. The
Bank of England said the withdrawal
rate is ?broadly as expected? ahead
of the 1 March deadline, at which
point the paper � note will cease to
be legal tender.
EDUCATION
SOUTH AFRICA
ISRAEL
Facebook will rely on centuries-old
technology to try to prevent foreign
meddling in US elections: the post
of?ce. Facebook?s global politics and
government outreach director, Katie
Harbath, said that the company
would send postcards to potential
buyers of political ads to con?rm
that they resided in the US.
UNITED STATES
Schools teaching ?lie?, Pistorius prosecutor Researchers get
?to pursue Zuma?
a taste of Mars
say Orthodox Jews
Youth baseball team
to raffle AR15 rifle
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in
London has written a letter urging
teachers to boycott government
funding that would oblige them
to teach ?the lie that the world is
ancient?, rather than 6,000 years
old, as it says in the Bible. The Union
of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations
is an af?liation of 90 synagogues.
A Missouri youth baseball team will
go ahead with the raf?e of an AR-15
ri?e despite criticism after a similar
gun was used to kill 17 people at a
Florida high school last week. The
fundraiser for the third-grade team
in Neosho had been planned before
Wednesday?s shooting. The winner
must pass a background check.
The former South African state
prosecutor who led the case against
convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius
is prepared to take legal action
against former president Jacob
Zuma. Gerrie Nel will go to court if
state prosecutors decide not to bring
charges against Mr Zuma for alleged
corruption in a 1990s arms deal.
A team of six researchers has ended
a four-day Mars habitat experiment
in Israel?s Negev desert, where they
simulated living conditions on the
Red Planet. The experiment was
held near Mitzpe Ramon, where
surroundings resemble the Martian
environment in its geology, aridity,
appearance and desolation.
Birthdays
Millie Bobby Brown
(below), actress, 14; Ray
Winstone, actor, 61; Seal,
musician, 55; Jeff Daniels,
actor, 63; Helen Fielding,
novelist, 60
Anniversaries
Sunday 19 Feb 1961
Mounted police in London
break up a demonstration
against the murder of the
former prime minister of
Congo, Patrice Lumumba.
Fighting erupted outside
the Belgian embassy when
protesters began attacking
of?cers and pelting them
with clods of earth.
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WHITEHALL
The List
Writers who have
featured on currency
Ministers
not given
green light
According to a Freedom of Information request by motoring magazine
Car Dealer, there are only six electric cars among the fleet used by
Government ministers. James Baggott, the magazine's founder, accused
the government of sending out "mixed messages" by warning consumers
off diesel-powered cars, while being chauffeur-driven in one.
More than half of cars used by Government ministers are diesel
49 of 84 vehicles
Beatrix Potter?s Peter Rabbit is
featuring on the design of new
50p pieces, the Royal Mint has
revealed. The first coins go on sale
today followed later by ?Flopsy
Bunny?, ?Mrs Tittermouse?
and a mouse from The Tailor
of Gloucester. Writers to have
appeared on currency include:
1 William Shakespeare, playwright,
on commemorative coins.
2 Jane Austen, novelist, on English
� note since 2017.
3 Sir Walter Scott, novelist and
poet, on multiple Scottish notes.
4 Robert Burns, poet, on a
commemorative �coin.
5 Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist
and poet, on Scottish �coins.
6 Nan Shepherd, novelist and poet,
on Scottish �note.
7 Mary Shelley, novelist, on
commemorative �coin.
8 Charles Dickens, novelist, on
commemorative �coin.
9 Charles Darwin, naturalist,
author of Origin of Species, on
English � note since 2000.
10 James Joyce, Ulysses author, on
IR� note.
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
58%
of the fleet used
by ministers ?
including the
Chancellor,
are diesel-powered
17%
Fall in the demand
for new diesel
models in the UK
in 2017
The proposed changes
All new diesels are expected to be subjected to a one-band increase
in the first-year vehicle excise duty rate from April 1. There will be
a �0 flat rate from the second year onwards
�5
First-year tax for an
average family SUV
Diesel
�5
Petrol
Current tax
Plans have also been unveiled to
ban the sale of all conventional
diesel and petrol cars by 2040
April 2018
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NEWS
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NATURE
BEN COOMBS,
ADVENTURER
Bears, not birds,
spread most seeds
i MONDAY
19 FEBRUARY 2018
A study by Oregon State University
researchers has found that brown
and black bears, and not birds as
commonly thought, are primary
distributors of small fruit seeds in
south-east Alaska, spreading the
seeds through their excrement.
?Bears are essentially like farmers,?
said Professor Taal Levi.
UNITED STATES
?Washington?s hair
lock? found in book
ALVARO ANDRES PINZON PHOTOGRAPHY
A college in New York state believes
it has discovered a lock of George
Washington?s hair pressed inside
an old book. Library archivists
at Union College in Schenectady
found the snippet in an almanac
that belonged to a son of one of the
college?s founders who was a friend
of Washington.
What?s this? A pub crawl?
More of a pub odyssey, really. Ben
Coombs set off in his 20-year-old
sports car in July 2017 with a simple,
if slightly strange, mission: drive from
the northernmost pub in the world
to the southernmost. It took him on
a 20,000-mile trip from the Arctic
circle to the tip of Chile.
Where did he start?
The 38-year-old took his TVR to an
abandoned mining settlement on the
Norwegian island of Svalbard. Once
he?d arrived, tracking down the pub
wasn?t too tricky, he said. ?Pyramiden
is less than 700 miles from the North
Pole, is the northernmost settlement
on earth with a permanent civilian
population, and has only one bar,? he
said. ?The residents all live in the only
building still functioning - the town?s
JORDAN
EU-backed job centre
opens for refugees
old hotel - which happens to have a
still-functioning bar.?
Then what?
He drove back through Europe, before
shipping the car to New York. From
there, they drove across the US and
then hugged the west coast through
Central and South America. ?Central
America quickly passed beneath our
wheels, before we shipped the car
around the Darien gap from Panama
to Colombia,? Mr Coombs said. ?Then
it was just the small matter of an
8,000-mile drive across Colombia,
Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina to
get to the last bar on Earth.?
And where did he end up?
This was a little trickier. While there
are several bars inside Antarctic
research bases, Mr Coombs, from
Plymouth, wanted to ?nd a licensed
premises, where anyone could
walk in and buy a beer. With these
parameters, he looked to Puerto
Williams in Tierra del Fuego, Chile ?
the southernmost settlement outside
Antarctica.
Was it worth it?
He said the Chilean bar was a ?dive?,
adding: ?We?re talking plastic patio
furniture inside, Chilean line dancing
on the TV, and a menu which consists
only of lager and cheap whisky. There
are probably more appealing places to
travel 20,000 miles to get to, but that?s
not really the point. It?s the journey
that matters, not the destination.?
It?s not the ?rst time he set off on
an adventure, having driven his a
Porsche 944 from England to South
Africa in 2012.
William McLennan
A job centre has opened in Jordan?s
second largest camp for Syrian
refugees, the latest sign of an
EU-backed policy shift meant to
improve the lives of the displaced
and discourage them from migrating
onward. Refugees crowded a
community centre in Azraq camp to
register with potential employers.
NATURE
Oak tree a symbol of
Scouting endeavour
The public is being urged to vote for
a tree that symbolises the Scouting
movement to secure a UK win in
a Europe-wide competition. The
Woodland Trust is calling on people
to support the Gilwell Oak, Essex,
before voting closes this month in a
bid to win the European Tree of the
Year award. PAGE 13
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Letter from the Chief
Sports Correspondent
Kevin Garside
i@inews.co.uk
Nothing like a medal
to improve a meal
There is nothing like walking
into breakfast with a swagger.
Covering events like the Winter
Olympics is a bit like attending
a giant scout camp, lots of
communal set pieces, especially
around meal times.
Inevitably you are thrust on
a long table with someone you
have never met before. Polite
exchanges erupt, enquiries about
events attended.
A chap from Norway asked
where I had been the night
before. Hitherto I pretended to
be American working for a paper
in Denver. On this occasion there
was no need for fake news.
In my best Queen?s English
I treated my new Norwegian
chum to a ?rst-hand account of
the skeleton. Casually dropped
in a gold and a bronze. Take that,
son. Before that there had been
nothing to report from a British
point of view. Nada.
Dom Parsons? bronze on
Friday opened the gates and
when Saturday dawned under a
?awless blue sky, the mood was
changing. Izzy Atkin, the nation?s
favourite American, claimed a
?rst skiing medal, bronze, for
Britain in the women?s slopestyle.
The fact that she was born in
Boston and schooled in Park City,
Utah, was of no import. Her gene
pool was British enough, courtesy
of a father born in Durham and
raised in Birmingham.
The big dilemma thereafter was
where to pitch up in the evening:
the short-track speed skating
in the coastal cluster to report
on Elise Christie, or the sliding
centre half an hour up the hill in
Alpensia to witness the joys of
Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas in
the skeleton?
Poor Elise, will she forgive us?
Twitter: @GARSIDEK
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NEWS
UNIVERSITIES
EDUCATION
May proposes tuition fees shake-up,
but critics say it could cause ?chaos?
New grammar
schools will
not be built
but existing
ones can grow
By Chris Green
Tuition fees charged by English
universities are too high and the
system must be reformed so the
poorest students are not left with
the highest debts, Theresa May will
say today.
Announcing a sweeping review
of post-18 education, the Prime
Minister will admit to having
?serious concerns? about the
current fees regime, which sees
almost all universities charging the
maximum of �250 per year.
She will argue that the higher
education market is not competitive
enough, resulting in ?one of the most
expensive systems of university
tuition in the world?.
The Education Secretary, Damian
Hinds, said yesterday that tuition
fees could eventually be dictated
by subject, with courses that are
cheaper to run and offer students
less chance of a job at the end ? such
as arts and social science degrees ?
costing less than those in science.
?What we need to look at is the
different aspects of pricing ? the cost
it is to put on the course, the value it
is to the student and also the value
to our society as a whole and to our
economy for the future,? he told the
BBC?s Andrew Marr Show.
However the Conservative former
Education Secretary, Justine
Greening, voiced concerns, echoed
by Universities UK, that cutting fees
for some courses could actually be
more divisive.
The former universities minister
Lord Willetts said cutting fees for
some courses would actually make
no difference, as students did not
have to pay anything until they were
earning. ?The very thing that makes
the system fair and progressive is
that nobody pays up front,? he told
ITV?s Peston on Sunday.
Shadow Education Secretary
Angela Rayner said Mr Hinds?
proposals would lead to ?more chaos
in the sector?.
The government-led review,
supported by an independent chair
and panel, will look at all aspects
of student funding including
By Chris Green
Damian Hinds (right) told Andrew Marr fees could be partly based on the future value of the course BBC/REUTERS
Lecturers on strike Students could be able to claim compensation
Students could demand ?nancial
compensation from universities
if their lectures are disrupted by
staff taking strike action over
pensions, the Education
Secretary said yesterday.
Damian Hinds said
students had ?rights as
consumers?, suggesting
they would have a case
to claim compensation
if the impending wave of
industrial action by lecturers
affects their learning.
Teaching staff at more than 60
universities are planning a series of
walkouts after pension talks between
the University and College Union
(UCU) and representative
organisation Universities
UK broke down.
The industrial action is
due to start on Thursday
and will escalate over
four weeks, with staff
potentially taking a total
of 14 days off work.
?Students have rights also as
consumers,? Mr Hinds told the BBC?s
Andrew Marr Show yesterday.
Asked whether they could apply
for tuition fee rebates in the event of
a strike, he replied: ?Universities are
autonomous, it?s for them to make
these decisions, but I would expect
that that will be taken into account.?
A Universities UK spokesman
said the current pension scheme for
universities had a de?cit of �1bn.
?Universities UK met with UCU
over 35 times last year. The only
proposal by UCU would necessitate
large cuts to budgets in other areas
such as teaching and research, and
put many jobs at risk.?
maintenance support to help
with the cost of living. It is being
announced amid widespread
concerns over the debt burden faced
by students and the high interest
rate on loans, which is currently set
at 6.1 per cent.
The umbrella body Universities
UK warned last night that Mr Hinds?
suggestion of cutting tuition fees
for certain subjects could actually
result in more social segregation
as students from disadvantaged
backgrounds were pushed towards
?cheaper? courses.
Mrs May will tell an audience in
Derbyshire, according to a draft
of her speech: ?The competitive
market between universities which
the system of variable tuition fees
envisaged has simply not emerged.
All but a handful of universities
charge the maximum possible fees
for undergraduate courses.
She will add that the current
system ?leaves students from the
lowest-income households bearing
the highest levels of debt? and many
graduates ?questioning the return
they get for their investment?.
The Education Secretary has
ruled out the creation of a new
generation of English grammar
schools but said existing
institutions will be allowed to
expand to accept more pupils.
Damian Hinds said there would
be no new additions to the 163
existing selective schools across
the country despite Theresa
May?s previous enthusiasm
for the policy. However, he said
grammars should be allowed
to expand in the same way
as other schools if it could be
demonstrated that there was local
demand for places.
?What we are looking at is about
the existing grammar schools,?
he told The Andrew Marr Show.
?Schools in general where there?s
demand from parents and there?s
a need in the area, can expand
to take in more pupils. What I?m
looking at is how for selective
schools those same options to
expand are there.?
But asked whether the
Government would like to see
the creation of a new generation
of grammar schools, he replied:
?That is not what we?re doing?
there are already quite a few
grammar schools in the country.?
Mr Hinds also said he planned
to abolish a ban on new faith
schools taking in more than 50 per
cent of pupils on the basis of their
religion. ?There are thousands of
faith schools all over the country
and almost none of them have a
cap on their admissions,? he told
The Sunday Times. ?The cap
relates only to new free schools
of a religious character. I?m
interested in having good school
places and that includes schools
with a religious aspect.
?Where there is parental
demand and where there is a need
for places, I want it to be possible
to create those new schools.?
EDUCATION
SOCIETY
Hinds: compulsory sex
education will be optional
Labour demands school sprinklers
By Chris Green
All new school buildings will
be ?tted with sprinklers under
a �bn Labour plan to ensure
safe classrooms.
Shadow Education Secretary
Angela Rayner said Labour
would also remove asbestos and
?ammable cladding from schools.
She highlighted government
?gures indicating that under 30
per cent of schools in England
built under a major programme
had sprinklers.
Writing in the Sunday People,
Parents will still be able to withdraw
their children from sex education
classes despite plans to make the
lessons compulsory in English primary and secondary schools.
Damian Hinds, the Education
Secretary, said he was against
changing the ?established right? of
parents to take their children out of
such classes. The commitment is a
change from the Government on the
issue, with Mr Hinds? predecessor,
Justine Greening, favouring making
all such classes compulsory.
Ms Greening has described sex
education as being ?stuck in the
past? and said children must be
taught about the importance of
consent and how to say safe online.
?There?s already an established
right to take your children out of sex
education lessons,? Mr Hinds told
The Andrew Marr Show.
?What we?re doing is bringing
in relationship education in
By David Hughes
Primary school children will be
taught about relationships GETTY
primary school and sex education
in secondary school. It will be
compulsory to have them in all
schools, but there is an established
right which will continue for parents
to be able to withdraw their children
from the sex education bit.?
Ms Rayner said: ?We will provide
the full �bn that is needed to
bring all schools up to a good
standard. Within that, we will put
money aside to make sure schools
are safe. We will also close the
loopholes that let developers get
away with anything less in new
schools, too.?
A parliamentary answer to
Ms Rayner from school standards
minister Nick Gibb said that of
the 260 schools in phase one of
the Priority Schools Building
Programme, 74 have, or are
planned to have, sprinklers ?tted.
WinterOlympics
NEWS
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40-43
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5
SPORT
CURLING
Olympians? thoughts turn to a brief
holiday, then ? maybe ? Beijing 2022
Calls for
Hawkeye
after error
punishes GB
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
By William McLennan
At the end of most Olympic medal
ceremonies, the garlanded victors
shake hands and go their separate
ways. In the case of Lizzy Yarnold
and Laura Deas yesterday, it was
more a matter of deciding which
beach to head for.
The pair, who on Saturday
s p e a rh e ad e d B r i t a i n?s m o s t
successful single day in Winter
Olympics history by taking the gold
and bronze medals, respectively, in
the skeleton, said they were planning
to decompress from the pressure
and excitement of their triumphs by
going on holiday together.
Yarnold, 29, whose victory made
her the first Briton ? and the first
skeleton athlete ? to successfully
defend a Winter Games title, said
she would be considering her future
after her win, which also made
her the most successful British
Winter Olympian.
The endeavours of Yarnold and
Deas in PyeongChang, together
with the bronze medal won by Izzy
Atkin in the ski slopestyle, resulted
in Britain?s highest ever one-day
medal tally at a Winter Games. The
three medals surpassed the previous
record of two set in 1924.
Speaking after their medal
ceremony yesterday, the two
sliders, whose discipline entails
hurtling face-first down an icy
track at anything up to 80mph, said
they were now looking forward to
enjoying a break together.
The pair, who have competed
against each other on the skeleton
World Cup circuit for years, are
firm friends off the track ? to the
extent that Yarnold is to be Deas?
bridesmaid when she marries
this summer.
Yarnold said: ?It?s a good privilege
to share this moment with one of
my best friends in the world. Thank
Lizzy Yarnold?s victory in the skeleton made her the ?rst athlete to successfully defend a title in the discipline AFP/GETTY
goodness we pushed each other and
now we can have a holiday.?
Deas, 29, whose bronze also
ensured Britain had two podium
places in the same event for the
first time in a Winter Olympics,
said she was planning to continue
her involvement in the sport and
potentially the next games in Beijing.
Yarnold, who had battled setbacks
including a chest infection which
had made her contemplate pulling
out of the competition before the
final in PyeongChang, remained
tightlipped about her own future
but was generous about her
teammate?s prospects.
She said: ?I know that Laura can
get a gold medal if she carries on to
Beijing. She?s a phenomenal athlete.?
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Contenders aiming for a record medal haul
The following competitors could
make this Team GB?s best-ever
performance at a Winter Olympics:
Slalom skier David
Ryding is on the slopes
on Thursday. He was
a runner-up at the
World Championships
in Austria in January
last year. He faces stiff
competition, but could
land a surprise win.
The women?s bobsleigh
team have a dif?cult task,
having crowdfunded their
own trip after funding was cut. The
rocky road they plotted just to get
to the start line tomorrow has the
hallmarks of a giant-killing saga.
Figure-skating pair Penny Coomes
and Nick Buckland take to the
ice today. They have been
coached by Christopher
Dean, who won gold with
partner Jayne Torvill.
Speed skater Elise
Christie (left) has
one more shot at an
Olympic title in the
1,000m, with heats
beginning tomorrow. She
went into the games with high
hopes, but crashed out the 1,500m
semi-?nals on Saturday.
The rules of curling appear simple
at first glance. Competitors slide a
granite stone along a sheet of ice,
aiming to come to a stop as close as
possible to a circular target.
But the sport?s organising body is
now facing calls to introduce video
replays and Hawkeye technology
after the British women?s team lost
out in controversial circumstances at
the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The dispute focused on the
?hogline?, which, similar to an oche
in darts, marks the point at which
players must release the stones.
Olympic curling deploys a
technical system, whereby
foul slides are indicated
by a light on the top
of the stone, which
glows red to show
an infringement.
Out on the ice
in PyeongChang,
the red light shone
on the final slide of
the day by Team GB?s
Eve Muirhead, ruling it
void and handing victory to
Sweden. Instant replays showed that
she had, in fact, released the stone
several inches before the hogline.
But the rules stipulate that judges
cannot refer to video replays and the
result stood.
Muirhead (inset) said afterwards:
?It?s hard to take. It just makes it
worse when you see it and it doesn?t
look like it is [a foul]. There?s nothing
we can do.?
Jackie Lockhart, a four-time
Olympian and curling commentator
for the BBC, said: ?All sports are
progressing and we probably have to
start looking at using video footage
as well.?
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POLITICS
Labour rubbishes
claims that its
MPs fed secrets to
Communist spy
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
Spook ?wined and dined
to get what he wanted?
Using his alias of Lieutenant Jan
Dymic, the dapper Czechoslovakian
diplomat, Jan Sarkocy, was at least
diligent in his alleged work.
There were dozens of Soviet
spies at the time in London, when
the Cold War was threatening
to turn hot. Mr Sarkocy
was of?cially in London
as a junior diplomat
in his country?s trade
mission but in reality
he claims he was wining
and dining ?gures
from Britain?s left wing
to get information on
Washington?s nuclear strategy
and Margaret Thatcher?s breakfast.
Czech of?cials said this week that
there was no evidence that those
who allegedly met Mr Sarkocy
believed he was anything other than
a diplomat.
Czech archives suggesting that Mr
Corbyn had indeed met Mr Sarkocy
three times, the former spy?s claims
that he obtained ?good information?
from the MP look unconvincing.
When asked this weekend by a
Slovakian newspaper, Novy Cas,
what information he had obtained
from Mr Corbyn, Mr Sarkocy
said: ?I?ll tell you this: I knew what
Thatcher would have for breakfast,
lunch and dinner, and what she
would wear for the next day.?
A spokesman for the Labour
Party said: ?The former Cold War
agent Jan Sarkocy is a fantasist.?
Lanterns
light the way
for new year
Chinese new year celebrations
took place across Britain
yesterday as festivals of
light and colour marked the
beginning of a new lunar
calendar. Festivities are
expected to last until 2 March
as the world welcomes the
Year of the Dog with ?reworks,
dances and bell ringing.
In Scotland, a exhibition of
giant lanterns at Edinburgh
Zoo (above), inspired by its
resident pandas, was lit up to
mark the celebration. A parade
in London (right) culminated
with entertainment and
attractions at Trafalgar Square.
CONSUMER
Divine intervention offers a broadband boost
By Arj Webster
Church spires will be used to boost
broadband and mobile connectivity
in rural areas, the Culture Secretary
has announced.
Matt Hancock said the agreement
with the Church of England to use
spires showed medieval buildings can
still help deliver 21st century services.
Guidance by both the Church and
Historic England will ensure that
any telecoms infrastructure does
not impact on the character and
architectural or historic signi?cance
of churches.
The majority of Anglican churches
(65 per cent) and parishes (66 per
cent) in England are in rural areas.
They will be used alongside other
church properties and farm buildings
to host telecoms infrastructure.
Mr Hancock said: ?Churches are
central features and valued assets
for local communities up and down
the country.
The Dioceses of Chelmsford
and Norwich already support
programmes which use Church
buildings in rural areas.
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The Labour Party has dismissed as
?absurd? claims from a former Cold
War spy that up to 15 of its MPs met
Soviet bloc agents during the 1980s
as Communist regimes sought information on British policy and
technology.
Jan Sarkocy, a former spy for
the Czech regime, alleged
yesterday that there was
a concerted effort by
Cold War spies to court
senior Labour MPs.
A Sunday newspaper
reported that among
the politicians who met
agents sent from behind the
Iron Curtain were the shadow
Chancellor, John McDonnell (inset),
and the former Mayor of London,
Ken Livingstone.
Mr Sarkocy, who was expelled
from Britain in 1989 while working
as an agent at Czechoslovakia?s
embassy in London under the guise
of being a diplomat, has already
suggested that Jeremy Corbyn
provided him with information
during his time as a spy.
The allegations have been
strongly denied by all concerned.
Mr Livingstone, who was said by Mr
Sarkocy(inset)tohavedrunkwhisky
during visits to the Czechoslovakian
embassy, described them as a
?tissue of lies?. Mr McDonnell, who
was claimed to have regularly met a
KGB agent, including an encounter
in Guildford supposedly witnessed
by Mr Sarkocy, said the claims
were ?ridiculous and false?.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Women in black lead protests at Baftas
Stars come out in visible show of solidarity with campaign to end sexual harassment
By Julia Hunt and Joe Nerssessian
Stars dressed in black descended on
the Royal Albert Hall in London last
night as the 71st British Academy
Film Awards showed solidarity with
anti-sexual harassment campaigns.
More than 200 leading female
stars, including Emma Thompson
and Naomie Harris, signed an
open letter published in The
Observer newspaper which
called for the eradication
of sexual harassment
across all industries.
The letter called on
leading names in the
entertainment business
to ?use our power as
communicators and
connectors to shift the way
society sees and treats us?.
Signatories of the letter were
joined on the red carpet last night
by activists including Laura Bates,
the founder of the award-winning
Everyday Sexism Project, and Eileen
Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the
?Dagenham Girls? who walked out of
a Ford car plant in 1968 after learning
that they were being paid less than
their male counterparts.
Thompson, a double Oscar-winner,
joined Harris and Jodie Whittaker in
signing the letter in support of the
Time?s Up movement, calling for
an end to harassment, abuse and
impunity in a world ?ripe for change?.
They were joined by demonstrators
from a feminist group wearing
?Time?s Up Theresa? T-shirts who
stormed the red carpet to protest
against the Government?s Domestic
Violence and Abuse Bill.
The Sisters Uncut group linked
arms before lying on the floor
where they chanted: ?The DV Bill?s
a cover-up. Theresa May your time
is up.?
Stars of film, TV and stage have
Watson donates � to
anti-harassment drive
The Harry Potter star Emma Watson
(inset) has made a � donation to a
fund that will help set up a framework
and provide support for those
affected by sexual harassment.
Tom Hiddleston and Keira
Knightley are also among the
names listed on the of?cial
Go Fund Me page as having
each donated �,000.
The other donations
visible are �0 from
Emma Thompson, and
�000 each from Gugu
Mbatha-Raw, Doctor
Who?s Jodie Whittaker
and Noomi Rapace. The Go
Fund Me page states: ?We have
created the Justice and Equality Fund,
to create the far-reaching personal,
social, legal and policy changes that
will ensure everyone can feel safe at
work, at play and at home.
?Together we can end the culture of
harassment, abuse and impunity.?
joined forces with more than 160
activists, academics and service
providers to launch a fund aiming
to resource a network of support
and advocacy organisation projects
across the UK.
Dame Pippa Harris, deputy
chairwoman of the British Academy
of Film and Television Arts (Bafta),
said: ?Women who mainly signed
the letter are people who have a
certain amount of power or money
or celebrity. They are trying to raise
more money to support women who
don?t have those things and who have
found themselves in a situation of
bullying or sexual harassment at
work and want to ?ght but don?t have
the wherewithal.?
PEOPLE
You had to do
topless scenes
in the 1970s,
recalls Lumley
By Katie Grant
Joanna Lumley has revealed how
she ?had to? film topless scenes in
order to be accepted as a ?real
actress? in the 1970s.
The Bafta host featured
topless in a little-known
1971 film, Games That
Lovers Play, before she
became a household
name thanks to turns
in shows such as
Absolutely Fabulous.
?In those days if you were
an actress you had to take
your top off or they would have said
you?re not a real actress,? Lumley
(inset)said in the Sunday Mirror.
Gary Oldman?s portrayal of
Churchill won him best actor
(main); actress Gemma Arterton
joins original Dagenham Girls
Eileen Pullen and Sheila Douglass
on the red carpet (above); and
Frances McDormand and Sam
Rockwell from?Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri?
(below) PA
WINNERS
?I got my top off. We had to,?
she added, pointing out that other
veteran actresses such as Diana Rigg
and Julia Christie have also gone
topless on screen.
Lumley, 71, also appeared to offer a
critical take on the movement against
sexual harassment in Hollywood.
?I?m full of sympathy for the
horrors that have gone on, but be
your own judge,? she said.
?If you don?t know whether to take
your pants off and sleep with him,
don?t scream later, ?I didn?t
want to do it!? And don?t go
to his hotel room if you?re
not sure, because it
won?t end well.?
Rose McGowan, one
of the first Hollywood
ac t o rs t o p u b l i c l y
accuse disgraced film
mogul Harvey Weinstein
of rape, has spoken of how
she ?froze? when he allegedly
attacked her, a common reaction to
sexual assault, according to rape
charities.
Oldman?s finest hour as his
Churchill wins the day
By William McLennan
The US ?lm Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri
triumphed at the Baftas last
night winning a slew of awards
including best picture and saw its
lead star Frances McDormand
secure best actress.
The ?lm?s Sam Rockwell won
best supporting actor and it also
picked up the award for the best
original screenplay.
In her award speech Ms
McDormand referencing her
out?t ? which was not black ?
said: ?Thank you British ?lm
people ? I have a little trouble
with compliance.?
After the audience cheered,
she added: ?But I want you to
know I stand in full solidarity
with my sisters tonight in black.?
Gary Oldman won best actor
for his portrayal of Winston
Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Oldman thanked his three sons
and his ?beautiful wife?? for their
support as well as Sir Winston,
who, he said, ?held the line
for honour, for integrity and
freedom, for his nation??.
Mexican ?lm- maker
Guillermo del Toro was
awarded the Bafta for
the best director for
his ?lm The Shape
Of Water.
Daniel Kaluuya
won the rising
star award for his
performance in
comic horror Get Out. Kaluuya
(inset) said he had been given
shrewd advice on how to keep
his feet on the ground. ?Just be
yourself and then people leave
you alone cos they go you?re
not a star, ?you remind me of
my cousin?.?
Allison Janney won best
supporting actress for I, Tonya.
Pixar?s Coco won the animated
?lm award while the best
cinematography category saw
Blade Runner 2049 put its rivals
in its shade.
Sir Ridley Scott, the British
director of ?lms including
Gladiator and Alien, was
awarded the coveted Bafta
Fellowship award.
Sir Ridley, 80, said:
?It?s been 40 years
in this business and
this is the ?rst time
they?ve ever given
me anything, so
I?m not going to
go quietly.?
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MONARCHY
Councils may allow royal wedding street parties
By Alexander Britton
Councils are being asked to waive
road closures charges on 19 May to
make it cheaper for communities to
hold royal wedding street parties.
Prince Harry will marry Meghan
Markle at St George?s Chapel in
Windsor on the same date as the
FA Cup ?nal at Wembley.
A spokesman for the Housing,
Communities and Local
Government ministry said: ?Many
councils have already announced
that they are waiving charges
for street party road closures ?
The Government is urging other
councils to follow suit.?
An extra bank holiday was
announced for the wedding of
Prince William and Kate Middleton
and the occasion was marked with
street festivities. Jake Berry, a
communities minister, said: ?We?ve
made it easier than ever for local
residents to come together to
celebrate the royal wedding and
we hope councils will help people
wishing to organise street parties.
?With the FA Cup final taking
place on the same day, there?s never
been a better reason to hold a street
party and our updated guidance
makes clear the steps residents
need to take to ensure an enjoyable
and safe day is had by all.?
Brendan Cox: ?I behaved in a way that caused some women hurt and offence? PA
PEOPLE
Jo Cox?s family
backs widower
after sex claims
By Jack Hardy and Ryan Hopper
The family of murdered MP Jo Cox
pledged their support to her embattled widower Brendan after sexual
harassment allegations from his
past resurfaced.
Ms Cox?s sister Kim Leadbeater
said Mr Cox ?did the right thing? in
admitting ?inappropriate? behaviour
while he worked at Save the Children in 2015. Mr Cox denied preying
on two women while he was married to the late politician, but said:
?I made mistakes and behaved in a
way that caused some women hurt
and offence.?
He has left posts at More in Common and the Jo Cox Foundation after
a newspaper published accusations,
although he said allegations that he
forced himself on a woman during a
trip to Harvard University in the US
were a ?massive exaggeration?.
In a statement after his resignations, Ms Leadbeater said: ?This is
another very difficult day for our
family. The last 20 months have been
a constant roller-coaster of emotions
which we are still dealing with on a
daily basis.
?My priority is and always will be
looking after Jo and Brendan?s children and supporting my parents, who
have already been through so much.
?As a family we will support
Brendan as he endeavours to do the
right thing by admitting mistakes
he may have made in the past, and
we respect him for doing so. We all
make mistakes.
?Brendan is a wonderful father and
I have no doubt about the happiness
he brought to Jo.?
She said she was also focused on
?creating a positive legacy for Jo?
through the Foundation and the
More in Common movement.
Labour MP Ms Cox was shot and
stabbed outside her constituency of?ce by a far-right terrorist during the
EU referendum campaign in 2016.
She and Mr Cox married in 2009 and
had two children together.
Mr Cox apologised ?for my past
behaviour and for the hurt and offence that I have caused?. He said: ?I
do acknowledge and understand that
during my time at Save the Children I
made mistakes and behaved in a way
that caused some women hurt and offence. This was never malicious but it
was certainly inappropriate.?
Labour MP Jess Phillips,
a friend of Ms Cox, said
her widower was right to act.
?We live in an era where men
are going to have to address
their behaviour.?
PARLIAMENT
Call for early
vote on cut in
MP numbers
By Gavin Cordon
The Government is facing calls for
an early Commons vote on whether
to press ahead with plans to cut the
number of MPs from 650 to 600.
The House is due to vote in the
autumn on new parliamentary
boundaries that would reduce the
number of constituencies.
However, the Commons Public
Administration and Constitutional
Affairs Committee warned it was
unlikely to pass given the current
state of opinion in the House.
If the measure was defeated, the
committee said it would be too late
to carry out a boundary review in
time for the 2022 general election,
which would have to be fought on
the existing boundaries based on
population data more than 20 years
out of date.
In order to avoid that prospect, it
urged ministers to give Parliament
the opportunity to debate the options
for a new review ? including retaining
the existing tally of 650 seats ? in time
for legislation to be passed before the
summer recess.
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BREXIT
LABOUR
Immigrants but not finance? UK told
it can?t pick and choose rule changes
Thornberry
sees customs
union ?in
some form?
By Chris Green
The UK must not be allowed to
change its rules on free movement
during the two-year Brexit transition
period, the European Parliament?s
chief negotiator on the issue has said.
Guy Verhofstadt said it was ?not
acceptable? for the Government to
alter the rules on immigration for
EU citizens while also demanding
that those on trade and ?nance stay
the same.
Theresa May has said that her
deal with the EU will recognise
the ?difference between those
[immigrant] who came prior to us
leaving and those who will come
when they know the UK is leaving?.
The Government is planning to
create two registration schemes for
EU citizens beginning at the formal
Brexit date of March next year, with
those who moved before this date
given ?settled status?.
But Mr Verhofstadt (inset) told
the BBC?s Andrew Marr Show: ?It?s
not acceptable for us that rules
will continue without change for
financial services, for goods, and
only for the citizens the situation
will change.?
He also predicted that Mrs May?s
tenure would end in chaos if MPs
voted down any deal she brought
back from Brussels.
?There will be, I presume, a crisis
in British politics,? said the Belgian
liberal politician. ?I presume
maybe an election, maybe
after that election a
new government and
maybe a new position
o n B r e x i t . T h a t ?s
unknown territory.?
On Britain?s aims
for a special bespoke
arrangement for financial
services, Mr Verhofstadt said
CONSUMER
MPs call for strict import standards
By Emily Beament
High animal welfare,
environmental and food standards
?must not be sacri?ced? for cheap
imports, MPs warned as they
called for post-Brexit clarity
for agriculture.
The Government must not
allow imports that have not
been produced to UK standards
and should improve country-oforigin labelling and introduce
production-method labels for
food after Brexit, they said.
MPs warned there needed to be
more clarity on the future of the
food and farm industry and urged
ministers to consider setting up
a fund for food-producers to
adapt to Brexit.
that this would be dif?cult because
it might put the Continent at
a competitive disadvantage
to London.
?We understand that
Britain wants to diverge
in a number of ?elds and
regain its sovereignty,
but they have to take then
also the consequences of it,?
he warned. ?It?s not punitive,
it?s normal. It?s the decision of the
British people to go out.?
A spokesman for the Department
for Exiting the EU said: ?Anyone
who comes to the UK after March
2019 will be able to live, work and
visit the UK as now during the
implementation period, and we will
introduce a registration scheme for
new arrivals in preparation for our
future immigration system.
?The Prime Minister has made it
clear that those who arrive during
the implementation period, and what
their rights are once that period has
ended, are a matter for negotiation.?
Temperley
tempts the
fashionistas
Colourful creations by the
British fashion designer
Alice Temperley took
centre stage on the third
day of London Fashion
Week yesterday.
Celebrities watching
the catwalk show included
the Peaky Blinders actress
Helen McCrory and her
husband Damian Lewis, the
star of Homeland.
Model Yasmin Le Bon also
made an entrance alongside
her daughter, Amber. GETTY
By Elizabeth Arnold
The Labour Party could back
remaining in a European customs
union after Brexit, the shadow
Foreign Secretary has suggested.
Emily Thornberry?s comments
came as a former shadow Home
Secretary, Yvette Cooper, called
on the party to support staying in
the customs union after any Brexit
transition period.
Ms Thornberry (inset) said Labour
could not envisage a scenario that
did not involve some form of customs
union, and insisted that Labour
members did have a voice on Brexit
policy. She told ITV?s Peston on
Sunday programme: ?We?ve got the
national policy forum going on at the
moment? so there will be a debate.?
Asked about whether the majority
of Labour members would
l i ke t h e p a r ty t o
sign up to a policy
of continued
membership of
the single market
and the customs
union, and if the
party was on the
way to doing so, she
said: ?What we do is
we accept the result of
the referendum, we have to
leave the European Union.
?If we?re leaving the EU then
we have to negotiate an ongoing
relationship with the EU.
?We cannot see a way forward
when it comes to Northern Ireland
or to tariff-free trade across Europe
without us being in some form of
customs union that probably looks
very much like the customs union
that there is at the moment.
?It?s very dif?cult for us to remain
in the single market as it currently
is ? nobody can pretend that the
referendum didn?t include a debate
on immigration, and we want to have
fair rules and managed migration, so
we need to negotiate something.?
Ms Thornberry said any deal
needed to look after jobs and the
economy ?rst and foremost.
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Gerard Batten, the acting leader of
the UK Independence Party (Ukip),
has defended his description of
Islam as a ?death cult? and claimed
that a ?significant minority? of
Muslims were extremists who
wanted to be martyred.
Mr Batten, an MEP for London
who took over as the head of the
crisis-hit party after Henry Bolton
was ousted on Saturday, said that
Islam ?glori?es death?.
He said Muslim migrants coming
to the UK should reject the ?Dark
Age ideologies which many of them
bring with them? through a literalist
interpretation of the Koran.
In interviews yesterday, Mr
Batten did not rule out running for
the leadership on a permanent basis.
Defending his ?death cult?
comments, written in a blog shortly
after the 2017 Westminster terror
attack, Mr Batten said: ?What I
wrote there about Islam is factually
and historically true.
Gerard Batten said he would not rule
out seeking the permanent post PA
?Anybody that cares to look at the
history of Islam over the past 1,400
years will see that that is true.?
Ukip?s former deputy chairwoman,
Suzanne Evans, hinted that she
could run for the leadership. ?I might
very well, let?s see,? she said.
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Scandals make it harder to defend
foreign aid budget, warns Davidson
By Lynsey Bews
Ruth Davidson insists the good
that aid does cannot be ignored
Defending Britain?s foreign aid
budget has been made harder by
the Oxfam scandal, the leader of the
Scottish Conservatives has said.
Ruth Davidson was speaking
as fresh allegations of sexual
m i s co n d u c t at i n t e r n at i o n a l
charities based in Scotland emerged.
It was reported that the landmine
clearance charity the Halo Trust has
suspended a staff member following
a sexual assault allegation.
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The way in which charities deal
with claims of misconduct and abuse
has come under scrutiny in the wake
of the Oxfam scandal. Bosses at the
charity have been told they will not
receive new foreign aid funding after
its staff were accused of indulging
in sex parties while working in
earthquake-hit Haiti in 2011.
Ms Davidson told ITV?s Peston on
Sunday: ?The idea that international
helpers that go to a country that?s
had a terrible disaster, like Haiti, and
use their position ? which is to help
the most vulnerable ? to then exploit
them, is probably pretty much the
lowest circle of hell that you can ?nd.
?The idea that instead of addressing
that behaviour, instead of reporting it,
instead of allowing the authorities in
the country to deal with it, instead of
allowing victims of that behaviour to
see justice being done, the idea is that,
?We will protect the reputation that
we?ve built up ourselves? ? that?s what
has really hurt people at the centre of
this affair.?
The Government has committed
to spending 0.7 per cent of the UK?s
national income on foreign aid.
Ms Davidson, a Member of the
Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh
Central, added: ?We cannot ignore
all the good that aid does, and I know
that the 0.7 per cent debate is a big
debate. I think (those who support
UK aid) have all got a bigger job to do
to explain what it actually is British
aid does around the world, and I think
what Oxfam has done has just made
that job 100 per cent harder.?
The Halo Trust, based in
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway,
said it suspended ?a junior Burmese
member of staff? last month over an
allegation of sexual assault, which he
had denied. Last week, Ms Davidson
praised the work of the Halo Trust
after spending four days observing
its team in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
MEDIA
TV historian
?in tears? after
Twitter storm
over Oxfam
By Roisin O?Connor
The TV historian Mary Beard
posted a tearful picture of herself
on social media yesterday after
her defence of Oxfam aid workers
provoked a ?erce backlash.
The Cambridge University
academic has been hit by a wave
of criticism since her attempt to
rationalise the behaviour of the
charity?s staff in Haiti. Professor
Beard, 63, wrote on Twitter last
week that she wondered how hard
it would be to ?sustain ?civilised?
values in a disaster zone?.
She also said that while she did
not condone immoral behaviour
by Oxfam workers in Haiti and
elsewhere, overall she respected
?those who go in to help out, where
most of us would not tread?.
He words were condemned
by a fellow Cambridge
academic Priyamvada Gopal,
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Mary Beard was accused of making
excuses for immoral behaviour
who said: ?This kind of thing
is the progressive end of the
institutional culture I have to
survive day in day out.?
Another Twitter user, Diana
Harding, added: ?So morals can
go out of the window in a disaster
zone? Cannot understand how
anyone can in anyway try to make
excuses for such behaviour.?
The backlash upset Professor
Beard, who posted a tearful sel?e
? since deleted ? and wrote: ?I am
sitting here crying. I am really
not the nasty colonialist you say I
am. I speak from the heart (and, of
course, I may be wrong). But the
crap I get in response just isn?t on;
really it isn?t. Back soon.?
THE INDEPENDENT
SOCIETY
Charity denies ?sex for aid? claims
By William McLennan
World Vision has denied allegations
that its staff sexually exploited earthquake survivors in Haiti.
The government-funded charity
said that reports that people were
forced to exchange sex for aid in the
aftermath of the 2010 disaster were
untrue. Responding to an article
in The Mail on Sunday, the charity
said: ?Several evaluations conducted
by World Vision and our partners
highlighted a number of issues in
government-run camps; of nepotism,
sexual exploitation and inaccurate
record-keeping. Those involved in
sexual exploitation were not World
Vision staff.?
It reported the problems to
authorities and implemented training
to ?cut down on these practices?.
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Six-year-old denied cannabis treatment
By Catherine Wyatt
The Government has refused
permission for a six-year-old boy to
use cannabis in an effort to combat
his rare form of epilepsy.
The Home Office said the drug
?cannot be practically prescribed,
administered or supplied to the
public?, meaning that Al?e Dingley
will not be granted a licence to take
the drug. Members of the all-party
Al?e Dingley, pictured with his mother Hannah Deacon, has a form of epilepsy PA
HEALTH
Blood and urine
test can detect
autism in childen
By Jennifer Cockerell
Scientists have developed a blood
and urine test that can detect autism
in children.
Researchers at the University of
Warwick said that the test, believed
to be the ?rst of its kind, could lead to
earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum
disorders (ASD) in children who
could then be given appropriate
treatment much earlier in their lives.
ASDsmainlyaffectaperson?ssocial
interaction and communication, with
symptoms that can include speech
disturbances, repetitive and/or
compulsive behaviour, hyperactivity,
anxiety, and difficulty adapting to
new environments.
As there is a wide range of ASD
symptoms, diagnosis can be dif?cult
and uncertain, particularly at the
early stages of development.
It is estimated that around one in
every 100 people in the UK has ASD,
with more boys diagnosed with the
condition than girls.
Scientists found the most reliable
of the tests they developed was
examining protein in blood plasma,
which found children with ASD had
higher levels of the oxidation marker
dityrosine (DT) and certain sugarmodi?ed compounds called advanced
glycation end products (AGEs).
Genetic causes are thought to be
responsible for around a third of cases
of ASD, while the rest are believed
to be caused by a combination of
environmental factors, mutations,
and rare genetic variants.
But researchers believe their new
tests could reveal yet to be identi?ed
causes of ASD.
They also con?rmed the previously
held belief that mutations of amino
acid transporters are a genetic
variant associated with ASD.
The Warwick team worked with
collaborators at the University of
Bologna in Italy, who recruited
38 children who were diagnosed
with ASD along with a control
group of 31 other children between
the ages of five and 12. Blood and
urine samples were taken from the
children for analysis.
The Warwick team discovered
there were chemical differences
between the two groups. Working
with a further collaborator at the
University of Birmingham, the
changes in multiple compounds were
combined together using artificial
intelligence algorithm techniques
to develop a mathematical equation
to distinguish between ASD and
healthy controls. The outcome was
a diagnostic test better than any
method currently available.
How to spot the signs of autism
n Toddlers with autism exhibit a
range of behaviours that may be
indicative of their condition.
n Autistic children tend to have
dif?culties with communication, so,
for example, may struggle to read
people?s facial expressions and tone.
n Social interactions can also be
challenging and, as a result, they may
appear insensitive or chose to be
alone, shunning large groups.
n Intense and highly focused
interests from an early age are
another characteristic trait, as is a
preference for repetitive behaviour
and routines.
n Sights, sounds and tastes may be
more keenly experienced, meaning,
for example, it is hard to block out or
ignore irritating background noises.
n The National Autistic Society says
that early diagnosis allows families to
seek out support services. ?With the
right sort of support, everyone can be
helped to live a more ful?lling life of
their own choosing,? it says.
parliamentary group on drug policy
reform had urged the Home Of?ce to
assist with Al?e?s plight.
He suffers up to 30 violent seizures
a day and his parents, of Kenilworth,
Warwickshire, want to treat him
with medical cannabis oil, which
is illegal in the UK. Alfie?s mother,
Hannah Deacon, said: ?You?ve got
to ?ght for your kids. I want to know
that I?ve done everything I can.?
Last September, Alfie went to
the Netherlands to take a cannabisbased medication prescribed by a
paediatric neurologist, and saw his
seizures reduce in number, duration
and severity.
But the Home Office said: ?It
is important that medicines are
thoroughly tested to ensure they
meet rigorous standards before
being placed on the market, so that
doctors and patients are assured of
their ef?cacy, quality and safety.?
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PEOPLE
Driving tutors to
be struck off for
having sex with
young learners
Comedian
sued for using
ex-husband
in her show
By Katie Grant
Driving instructors who engage
in sexual relationships with young
pupils have been warned that
such behaviour will be treated by
regulators as ?exploitation?.
Instructors who get involved with
learner drivers under the age of 18
will now face being struck off, even
if the relationship is consensual,
the Driver and Vehicle Standards
Agency (DVSA) has announced.
There were 109 investigations
into instructor misconduct, which
included alleged instances of
inappropriate sexual behaviour and
other offences, between April 2016
and March last year, according to
?gures released by the DVSA.
T h e age n c y h a s vowe d t o
investigate serious allegations of
improper behaviour and refer any
?ndings to the police.
Any driving instructor found to be
using sexualised language, making
unnecessary physical contact,
making inappropriate contact or
sending indecent images to their
pupils will face being removed from
the Approved Driving Instructor
(ADI) register.
The DVSA said young learners and
their parents needed to be con?dent
By William McLennan
that their instructor would act in a
professional manner at all times.
There are currently about 39,000
driving instructors in Britain, the
majority of whom, the DVSA said,
offered a high standard of tuition and
customer service.
But it said that any driving
instructor found to be threatening
the safety of learner drivers or failing
to meet the required criteria of being
a ?fit and proper? person would be
removed from the ADI register.
Andy Rice, the head of counterfraud and investigations at the
DVSA, said: ?We take the safety of
learner drivers extremely seriously
and will thoroughly investigate any
complaints about the conduct of
instructors and will involve the police
where necessary.?
Learners should also be aware
that it is illegal for instructors to use
a hand-held phone while the pupil is
driving, the DVSA added.
The DVSA is encouraging
pupils to report any
other contractual issues such
as lessons shorter than agreed,
the instructor arriving late or
cancelling lessons.
Louise Reay says she sees the case as free-speech infringement ALEXIS DUBUS
A stand-up comedian is being sued
by her ex-husband after talking
about him on stage.
Louise Reay has been issued a
demand for �,000 in damages
by her former partner, who claims
that she accused him of abuse
during performances at last year?s
Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Reay said the break-up of
their relationship was discussed
for about two minutes in her
50-minute show, Hard Mode.
The comedian, who under her
real name, Louise Beaumont,
has produced documentaries
that have been broadcast on
the BBC and Channel 4, is now
crowdfunding for legal fees to let
her challenge the claim.
She said: ?He has a lot more
money than me and he says that I
accused him of abusing me in my
show. And so he?s suing me, which
in my opinion is simply an attempt
to silence me.
?As stand-up comedians, I
believe it?s the very de?nition of
our job to talk about our lives and
social issues. So this has become a
free speech issue ? and free speech
means everything to me.?
She has been warned that,
should she lose her challenge, she
will face a legal bill of ?hundreds
of thousands of pounds?. She
admitted: ?I will be bankrupt.?
SOCIETY
SCIENCE
Take a leaf out of the Scouts?
book and vote for this tree
Human organs may grow in sheep
By Emily Beament
The public is being urged to vote
for a tree which symbolises the
Scouting movement to secure a UK
win in a Europe-wide competition.
The Woodland Trust is calling on
people to support the Gilwell Oak
in Essex before voting closes at the
end of February, in a bid to win the
European Tree of the Year award.
The tree stands in Gilwell Park,
Epping, the home of the Scouting
movement conceived by Robert
Baden-Powell.
Baden-Powell adopted the Gilwell
Oak as an analogy in 1929, as a
message to Scouts that big things
were possible from modest starts.
The oak was chosen by a panel
of experts to represent the UK in
the European competition. It is
By David Connett
Young Scouts visit the Gilwell Oak in
Epping, Essex WOODLAND TRUST/PA
currently in fourth place, behind
trees from Portugal, Russia and
Spain. The Woodland Trust hopes
that a push by UK voters could see
it take the top spot.
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Scientists have created hybrid embryos containing both human and
sheep or pig cells in an early step toward growing human organs in farm
animals before transplanting them
into patients.
American and Japanese researchers successfully used stem cell and
gene editing techniques to transfer human cells into sheep and goat
embryos, a conference of the US
Association for the Advancement of
Science being held in Texas was told.
Hiro Nakauchi, of Tokyo University,
grew a mouse with a rat pancreas and
a rat with a mouse pancreas. When
cells from the rat-grown mouse
pancreas were transplanted into a
diabetic mouse, they made enough
insulin to cure the condition without
being rejected.
The work shows organs could be
grown in a different species without
suppressing the immune system,
and is said to offer hope for solving a
shortage of organs for transplant.
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Pessimism
and apathy
abound
Tory votes
lost amid the
rental market
No room for
political
sideshows
?Community
discussion?
not an answer
A watershed
moment to
remember
This death
brought unity
to the fore
Sunday Mirror
The Independent
WashingtonPost
The Observer
Home ownership for
most people is the way
they acquire and store
wealth. If it is harder
to build up wealth in
that way, people who
are unable to buy their
own homes will end
up much poorer than
those who managed
to do so.
(Hamish McRae)
Bringing the ?rst
major indictment
against only Russian
individuals is also a
brilliant rebuttal to
those who argue that
Mueller?s inquiry
may be politically
motivated. It reveals
the breadth and
seriousness of the
misconduct without
any distracting
political sideshows.
(Randall D Eliason)
A woman?s right
to choose remains
part of a continuing
?community
discussion? to an
absurd degree, almost
as though a woman
simply couldn?t be
trusted to make such
an important decision
all on her sweet little
lonesome.
(Barbara Ellen)
Financial Times
The sudden salience
of an issue may bring
further issues to light.
Righteous outrage is
a powerful weapon,
and that has smashed
many barriers of
injustice. We should
pull the trigger of that
weapon with care, not
with abandon.
The Irish Times
Almost two years after
the Brexit referendum
was called a third of
voters don?t care what
happens. Everyone is
pessimistic about the
talks - less than half
of those think we?ll
get what they want.
But most agree the
Government?s handling
of negotiations so far
as poor or very poor.
(Nigel Nelson)
The Sunday Times
There is just one thing
the electorate agrees
on: the Government
is making a hash of
Brexit. The margin
of disapproval
has weighed
heavily against the
Government ever
since last summer?s
general election.
(Adam Boulton)
Evening Standard
When only a quarter
of 25- to 34-year-olds
on middle incomes can
afford a home, that?s
the next generation of
Tory voters going up
in smoke. If you?re in
your 30s, maybe with
a young family, and
stuck in the private
rental market, why
shouldn?t you listen to
Jeremy Corbyn?
(Russell Lynch)
Quote of
the day
TheAtlantic
The threat to the
integrity of our
elections is real. [It]
is not whether the
Russians are guilty, but
what America is going
to do about it. If we
continue to do nothing,
then the blame for the
next failure will be on
us. (Paul Rosenweig)
(Tim Harford)
GQ
Sunday Telegraph
Any improvement
in understanding
and treatment of
endometriosis can
only be strenuously
sought and applauded.
But why does
[Lena] Dunham feel
so compelled to
volunteer the grim and
intimate details of her
own titanic trial?
(Zoe Strimpel)
Let us celebrate the
power of a united force
of women who are
coming together to
?ght for change. Next,
it is time to look to
where the movement
may go. Even as the
?ght continues it is
worth recognising this
watershed moment, in
which a hashtag really
meant something.
(Rebecca Newman)
Zimbabwe has lost a
man of conspicuous
courage. He took the
country?s political
scene by storm,
becoming Mugabe?s
only serious rival
for the better part
of two decades and
campaigned until
the end for a better
country with greater
democracy and
transparency.
(Stephen Chan)
Al Jazeera
His death will
remain as one of the
moments that has
united Zimbabwean
politicians. Perhaps the
greatest tribute is from
the ruling elite, who
have ridiculed him as a
politician, have shown
him respect.
(Alex Magaisa)
LifeInBrief
ANNE TREISMAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Asking Trump
if he is a
feminist is
like asking
Hannibal
Lecter if he is
a vegetarian
Seth Meyers
The Golden Globes
host has a bone to
pick with Donald
Trump?s values
Anne Treisman was a psychologist
whose research into human perception
and attention helped explain how the
mind ? not the eye ? serves as the true
window to the world.
Dr Treisman, who has died aged
82 in New York, was the daughter of
an English school administrator and
a French homemaker. She initially
studied modern and medieval
languages at the suggestion of her
father, who wanted her to become
more ?cultured?.
She eventually switched to
psychology and in a career that
spanned nearly half a century,
played a leading role in the ?eld?s
interdisciplinary evolution, as its focus
expanded from human behaviour
to include neuroscience and other
branches of biology.
Psychology, Treisman once said,
provides ?ways to link the mind
and the brain, not just by ?nding
out where things happen but by
illuminating how. This is a quest that
is still just beginning.?
Treisman?s professional quest
focused on attention: how the mind can
tune out music, laughter and the clatter
of plates at a cocktail party to focus on
a single conversation, and how humans
can focus on individual objects in the
world while retaining a general sense
of their surroundings.
Studying hearing and then sight, she
developed a model that now informs
everything from airport baggage
inspection to the design of classrooms
and traf?c signals. Known as feature
integration theory, it holds that an
object in the world is ?rst perceived
not as a uni?ed whole but as a series
of discrete features, including colour,
shape, size and orientation.
Treisman?s theory ?changed the
way we understood our brains and
our perception, as well as what goes
into our memory and our whole
cognition?, according to psychologist
Lynn Robertson, a former colleague of
Treisman at the University of California
at Berkeley.
Treisman was awarded the National
Medal of Science by President Barack
Obama in 2013.
Treisman said that in the late 1970s
she was barred by immigration of?cials
from taking her son Stephen, who has
Down?s syndrome, to Canada or the
United States. The family placed him
at a village for people with intellectual
disabilities in England, where Treisman
said he ?thrived? and visited the United
States several weeks each year.
Her career was not without its
challenges as well. Sexist comments
were an occasional part of her studies,
and when she joined the psychology
department at Oxford, she was the only
female faculty member for several
years. Still, she said she did not let it
bother her. ?I assumed that I could do
whatever I was capable of and wanted
to do,? she wrote, ?and that assumption
in my case proved to be true.?
In addition to her husband of 39
years, survivors include four children
from her ?rst marriage, Daniel,
Deborah, Jessica and Stephen, and four
granddaughters.
Born 27 February 1935
Died 9 February 2018
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Wind of change is stirring Africa
Old elites are being swept away across the continent
N
elson Mandela and
Jacob Zuma share some
things in common. Both
were key ?gures in the
anti-apartheid struggle
with the African National Congress.
Both spent years in prison on
Robben Island. And both ended up
as president of South Africa. Yet
could there be greater contrast in
their styles of departure? One was
garlanded in accolades, his global
reputation fuelled by dignity and
heartfelt desire to unify a troubled
nation. The other had to be prised
from the presidency last week, his
sticky ?ngers forcibly removed
from state coffers and corrupt allies
on the run.
?I have done nothing wrong,?
declared Zuma in a de?ant
interview hours before succumbing
to pressure from his party, which
intensi?ed after Cyril Ramaphosa
won the leadership in December.
The charge sheet is long, but can
be summed up in two words:
state capture. One insider told me
last week how his faction placed
supporters in key ministries,
driving out technocrats who might
question plunder of assets. Now
the deposed President may face
corruption charges while a judicial
inquiry examines if his close friends
and family partners in?uenced
government deals.
The ousting of Zuma shows that
despite efforts to seize institutions
and sti?e dissent, South Africa
is a robust democracy. Yet he has
proved himself a survivor in the
past and still has allies in senior
positions. Few thought Zuma could
bounce back from a court case in
which he was cleared of raping the
daughter of a family friend, telling
the court he showered afterwards
to avoid catching HIV, let alone
evade the stench of corruption
sticking to him from a huge arms
deal. Yet three years after that rape
case, he was president.
Costly taxpayer-funded upgrades
to his private home serve as ?tting
symbols for his frightful regime. Yet
such is his charisma ? backed up by
more than a hint of menace ? I met
several people over the past three
weeks in the country who retain
respect for their ousted leader. One
musician friend said he held Zuma
in high regard for altering Thabo
Mbeki?s Aids policies since rolling
out anti-antiretroviral drugs had
saved a relative?s life. ?Politicians
are all on the make,? he smiled.
Ramaphosa faces big challenges.
Can the socialist trade union leader
who became a rich businessman
Jacob Zuma (centre) dances with Winnie Mandela (right), former wife of Nelson Mandela (background) at an ANC rally in 2009 AFP/GETTY
salvage the ANC?s stained
reputation before elections next
year while starting to sort out
a struggling economy, improve
schools, stem corruption and tackle
issues such as inequality and land
reform? South Africa has seen
the emergence of a wealthy postapartheid black elite, but poverty
and unemployment remain endemic
in a nation that is arguably the most
in?uential on the continent.
Yet the day after Zuma quit,
another departing leader in
another key African nation felt
potentially more important.
Hailemariam Desalegn?s decision
to stand down in fast-growing
Ethiopia commanded far less media
attention. Yet it comes amid a
political crisis that a rigid one-party
state is struggling to contain after
three years of bloodstained antigovernment protests. The Prime
Minister, a former academic who
has looked weak since taking
power in 2012, waf?ed about his
resignation being ?part of the
solution? on the path to ?sustainable
peace and governance?. But the
next day his regime reimposed a
state of emergency.
The moves re?ect uncertainty
over dissent that has left hundreds
dead and thousands detained.
The state?s usual tactics of arrest,
beatings, torture and killing backed
by abuse of anti-terror laws are
failing to sti?e demands for reform.
The government is dominated by
Tigrayans, who comprise a tiny
slice of the 105 million Ethiopians,
while the unrest emerged in Oromia
and Amhara, which make up
almost two-thirds of the population.
Some prominent politicians and
journalists were freed from jail
earlier this year. Now protests are
banned and the media are being
threatened again.
The situation feels reminiscent
The situation
in Africa feels
reminiscent of
the Arab Spring
of the Arab Spring. Young people,
often well-educated and irked by
ethnic politics, have been pushed
by injustice and brutality on to
the streets. There is a sense of
despondency, a desire for dignity,
and a belief that the only way to
achieve change is to risk lives and
liberty. These frustrations could
prove explosive in a nation that is
both a donor darling of the West
and a favoured ally in China?s
invasion of Africa.
Winds of change are blowing in
key parts of Africa. Look also at
Angola, where the hand-picked
successor to a 38-year President has
been systematically picking out his
predecessor?s obscenely rich family
and friends from state machinery.
Yet is this really a revolution in an
oil-rich nation scarred by terrible
poverty, for all the plaudits on social
media, or just a switch of snouts in
the trough?
The same question goes for
Zimbabwe after a military coup
toppled Robert Mugabe to install
Emmerson Mnangagwa. There was
vicious irony in the new President?s
praise of Morgan Tsvangirai over
the weekend, hailing the dead
opposition icon for his ?ght ?to
entrench democratic values in
this country?. Fair enough: he
was a brave and heroic ?gure. Yet
it was this same former minister
and spymaster, now leader of his
country, who stopped Tsvangirai
from taking power a decade ago by
persuading Mugabe not to quit after
an election defeat then unleashing
savage violence on rivals and
ballot-rigging.
Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa
and Zimbabwe are four very
different nations, each with their
own politics and problems. Yet they
are all crucial players in the future
of the coming continent, one the
West still sees through such tired
old prisms. The changes are fuelled
by shared concerns: the desire
for democracy, fairness, human
rights, jobs and equitable
distribution of resources. Each
offers ?ickers of hope. But their
outcomes are all hazy.
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Marr?s reasons
for optimism
It is not surprising
that Andrew Marr (i,
Saturday 17 February)
has an optimistic view of
the future. His massive
BBC salary is generated
by threats of imprisonment against those who
never watch him or his
channel. No wonder he
is happy. Others have to
struggle for an income.
I make no comment
on global warming or
nuclear war, but Britain
is now an economic
house of cards with both
politicians and the media
deliberately ignoring the
red warning lights in the
way that individuals on
the verge of bankruptcy
always do.
We haven?t lost our
ability to understand our
relentlessly worsening
?nancial situation but
we have lost the courage
to talk about it.
BARRY SNELSON
LONDON
The bicycle ? a
miracle drug
The news that cyclists in
England are to ?bene?t?
from a � fund is once
again an indication of
how low cycling (and
walking) is regarded by
the present car-loving
Government. This works
out at about 12p per head
of population. Many
With inappropriate
behaviour known to
occur in political, church,
entertainment and
business establishments,
why is surprising that
some bad apples have
in?ltrated charity
organisations?
Those in favour of
keeping pets in rental
properties stress the
mental bene?ts of
living with an animal.
Psychological comfort
may derive from many
things, not least from
having somewhere to
live and enough income
to afford pet ownership.
Guide-dogs ? ie, working
animals ? belong in their
own category; a pet is
essentially a luxury, not
a human right.
S LAWTON
KIRTLINGTON,
OXFORDSHIRE
Can we have our
country back?
Don?t give up
on charities
Thank you so much,
Patrick Cockburn, for
your exemplary article
on the Oxfam crisis (i, 17
February). At last some
wisdom amidst all the
emoting and holierthan-thou knee-jerk
reactions. We seem to
have lost all sense of
perspective of the wider
issues involved.
Well-fed celebrities
who are dropping their
support for the charity
like a hot potato should
have the bravery to stand
by Oxfam and ensure
that the charity will
still be able to fund its
work with the sick, poor
and destitute in Haiti
and elsewhere.
What they should not
do is use the opportunity
to shine up their #metoo
credentials, as if the (yet
to be proven) actions
of this one man negate
all the good work of the
charity as a whole. It?s
ridiculous, and tragic,
that this has to even be
pointed out. ?A triumph
for hypocrisy? indeed.
A ROBERTS
BEDWAS, CAERPHILLY
Pet ownership
not human right
the stupidity of US
gun laws? Nothing we
say or do will make a
jot of difference, We
would be better served
concentrating on the
problems in this country
which in their own way
cost lives, such as the
NHS and homelessness.
PAUL SPENCER
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE
European countries, as
well as Transport for
London, are spending
about � per head.
Cycling and walking
schemes are costeffective, relatively easy
to implement, and for
every �invested about
�worth of bene?ts are
estimated to result.
For example, a
healthier population
saves NHS resources.
Were the bicycle to
be invented today, it
would be heralded as a
miracle drug.
PHILIP ASHBOURN
LONDON
Cycling and walking schemes are cost-effective and
quite easy to implement throughout Britain
The fallout from the
current media feeding
frenzy over the story is
disrespectful to all those
fantastic people doing
wonderful work around
the world, frequently in
dangerous situations.
If the outcome of this
is a loss of funding to
charity organisations,
what will happen in those
circumstances where
governments can?t or
won?t step in to help?
GEOFF LEE
LONDON
A lenten
message
There seems to be a
lot of confusion about
Lent. Forty days? Yes,
because every Sunday
is a feast day celebrating
the resurrection, and
so cannot be counted
as part of a fast. Selfdiscipline is certainly
good for us, but it really
is not all about us. What
is the point of giving up
alcohol or chocolate or
whatever, if you then
spend what you have
saved on yourself? Lent
encourages us to selfre?ect but also to look
outside ourselves and
show love to others less
fortunate by sharing
what we have or giving of
ourselves to others.
So instead of giving up
chocolate (or in addition
to giving it up), try giving
up being judgmental,
being critical of others,
losing your temper,
pointing the ?nger... you
get the idea.
JILL COOPER
LONDON
Focus on gun
laws is extreme
Why do we continue
to waste our breath
and wring our hands
in this country over
I accept that the (bare)
majority of those
who voted in the 2016
referendum voted for
whatever it was they
understood Brexit to
mean. However, the
last 18 months have
shown that no one
then knew what Brexit
really was. Even more
to the point, they have
clearly demonstrated
that the simple and
advantageous move that
the fanatic Brexiteers
continue to peddle just
does not exist.
The fact that an
impossible dream was
voted for does not make
it less impossible. Can
we please now stop
wrecking our country?
ROGER MORGAN
MANCHESTER
Making winter
a little easier
A lot of us need cheering
up in February and
Olympic medals will
have lifted the mood for
many in Britain. You
can?t put a price on the
good feelings generated
by sporting success.
Thanks for your highquality Winter Olympics
coverage, which has
brought an extra variety
to the sports pages.
There?s much to love
about i and the excellent
sports writing is high on
my list. It justi?es the
cover price on its own.
MIKE DAY
READING, BERKSHIRE
Throwing ?Troy?
out of the pram
When I saw the BBC?s
Troy: Fall of a City, I
wanted to say, call me
Cassandra. I prophesied
that BBC1?s overly
hyped Troy was gonna
be a tragedy of Greek
proportions. For me, it
was a hammy, glammy,
pretty awful production
of wooden Troy boys
and waxwork women.
Eight episodes? What a
pity they didn?t burn the
topless towers of Ilium in
the very ?rst. Or am I just
getting grumpy and old?
GARY THURMAN
STRATFORD-UPONAVON
Empathising
with homeless
I fear homelessness is
a much bigger problem
than money or buildings,
although these are vital,
of course. A recent
series on ITV about
homelessness in Cardiff
seemed to be saying that
the unhappy sufferers
quite often have
problems with ?tting in
to the kind of shelters we
are providing.
We cannot just deal
with this by putting our
hands in our pockets
? we will need many
more people to really
empathise with the
homeless, befriend and
mentor them, to help
them overcome these
obstacles to ?giving
up? homelessness.
DAVID WOODROBINSON
LEDBURY,
HEREFORDSHIRE
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Twitter: @jess_barrett
?Queer Eye? was
perfect tonic for
body and soul
Jennifer and
Brad sequel a
media daydream
A day feeling under the weather in
bed at the weekend brought with it
the discovery of Net?ix?s reboot of
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, now
just called Queer Eye. The team of ?ve
gay life coaches (there?s a chef, a male
grooming expert, stylist, interior
designer and cultural expert)
take on hopeless men who
need to turn their lives
around, and do it whilst
?unpacking? their
emotional issues.
One man has
become unbearably
lonely, living on his
own for more than 10
years, another has been
keeping his sexuality a
secret from his stepmother.
I expected to hate it but I not
only watched all six episodes, I
cried at how heartwarming every
single one was.
Watch the ?rst episode and see if
you fail to watch the entire series.
Since Jennifer Aniston made a statement announcing that her marriage
to Justin Theroux was over, the tabloids and magazines, as well as social
media users, have been gearing up for
a miracle.
People have become starry-eyed,
hopeful ? and in many cases also quietly convinced ? that Aniston?s marriage failing can mean only one thing:
she?s going to get back together with
Brad Pitt. He is, of course, also now
single since splitting from Angelina
Jolie in 2016.
Thousands of tweets over the weekend begged them to rekindle their
relationship. The Huf?ngton Post ran
a piece about scienti?c reasons that
Brad and Jen (left) getting back together would make people happy.
Both now divorced and middle aged
I?m sure Pitt and Aniston want their
happy ever after too (who doesn?t?).
Maybe they will but I think it?s extremely safe to say it?s not going to be
with one another.
Ice surprise
for Margot
Margot Robbie is earning rave
reviews for her performance as
skater Tonya Harding. But she said
that when she ?rst read the script
she had no idea it was a true story.
Robbie (pictured at a Chanel pre-Bafta
dinner at the weekend) said: ?I kept
turning the page and the scenario
became more outlandish. Imagine
my surprise when I found out it was
based on fact. Real life is crazier than
?ction, right there.?
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POLITICS
Eleanor
Doughty
O
ne of my campaigns is to
persuade my colleagues
in the media to stop calling the Foreign Secretary by his first name.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
is so often referred to as ?Boris? that
it is any wonder that anyone actually
knows his surname. Of his many famous relations ? Rachel, Jo, Stanley
? only he is mononymous.
The problem with Mr Johnson
? which, clearly, I cannot call ?The
Boris Problem? ? feels as old as
the hills, for over the past 20 years,
Mr Johnson has transmuted into a
media superstar called ?Boris? ? like
Madonna, or Cher. For my entire life,
Mr Johnson has been the media?s
performing monkey ? as a journalist
on The Times, The Daily Telegraph,
and The Spectator, as a MP, a regular
on Have I Got News For You, and as
London Mayor. Now, he is Foreign
Secretary. The Boris Johnson soap
opera goes on and on.
Those CV markers shadow the
truth, that Mr Johnson has not been
terribly successful at any of them.
They look starry and brilliant, sure,
but almost all of them have, in one
way or another, ended in tragedy.
Somehow all of this is disregarded
because ?it?s just Boris, he?s a good
egg?. I like a good egg just as much
as the next person, but there is only
so much one can tolerate before the
yoke gets old.
I should be on Mr Johnson?s side
? I?m a Conservative Eurosceptic,
with, one suspects, the same
degree of scepticism as he himself
has privately. When his political
performance of Hamlet went wrong
in June 2016, I thought for a moment
that it would be ?ne if he squeaked
through as prime minister.
But squeaking through isn?t
enough for the Cabinet. It may be
when you?re editing The Spectator,
or leading a campaign for Brexit
with Michael Gove providing the
brainpower to your star-power. It
is not enough if you?re the Foreign
Secretary. While at Eton College,
Mr Johnson was able to ad-lib a
convincing part in Richard II. This
bluster has followed him into, and
failed in, the Foreign Of?ce, as we
discovered in the case of Nazanin
SOCIETY
Stefano
Hatfield
A ruthless
winner is not
to be derided
?F
ourth place is minging, it?s so devastating,?
said Great Britain?s
26-year-old ski
slopestyler
Ja m e s Wo o d s a f t e r
missing out on a
PyeongChang bronze.
It was a ?eeting moment
of honesty, puncturing the patronising BBC
coverage, led by a cloying
Clare Balding.
?The Olympics was never my
dream?, Woods had said previously
? rejecting the BBC?s narrative of
childhood struggle overcoming a
lack of snow and ice, facilities and
funding to see ambition realised
in front of tearful parents and an
adoring nation.
We like our champions to be
wholesome, plucky underdogs;
cookie-cutter grateful for the
adoration. That?s not to denigrate
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who remains
imprisoned in Iran.
And yet, the media continue to call
him ?Boris?, as if he is some loveable
teddy bear. It is my contention that
there are lots of things journalists
shouldn?t be in charge of, and now
I include the Foreign Of?ce in that.
The media must stop this matey
charade of calling their former
colleague by his ?rst name, and
return him the formality afforded to
other equivalent of?cials.
For some years, The Daily
Telegraph published Mr Johnson?s
columns. Colleagues say that he
often ?led his copy late. His speech
last Wednesday demonstrated that
he has taken this approach into
government. It was devoid of detail,
and in one extraordinary Thick of It
moment, when asked for ?clarity?
Mr Johnson ?misheard? and,
pulling on the bumbling ?Boris?
mask claimed that ?Brexit can be
good for carrots?.
Mark Wallace wrote in this
newspaper last week that when
we ?slip into treating tyrants as
quirky eccentrics, we make a grave
mistake?. Mr Johnson is not a tyrant,
but he is a quirky eccentric. The
great of?ces of state are no place for
such a character ? especially one
who hides behind a persona that is
entirely made up.
Twitter: @brushingboots
Rebecca Armstrong is away
our magni?cent skeleton queen
Lizzy Yarnold and other charming
medal winners, but more to
re-examine a national trait: our
ambivalent attitude towards the
utterly ruthless, single-minded
and sel?sh type of winner with
whom Americans or Russians are
so comfortable.
That confusion was evident at
Craven Cottage at the weekend
during Fulham?s victory over Aston
Villa. After watching Villa?s John
Terry (inset) get abused mercilessly
at every touch by most of the 25,000
crowd, I wondered how it must
feel to endure such opprobrium
wherever you go.
No space for Terry?s tabloid
past here, but what Fulham fans
detest most is that he is a Chelsea
?winner?, now extending his career
with Villa. He wants victory
shamelessly, using every
ounce of guile and alpha
male intimidation at his
disposal. In truth, the
former England captain
was being booed out of
grudging respect. I?d
want him on my team.
One athlete epitomises
the good guy champion:
Roger Federer, who returned
to world No 1 this week, cementing
his position at the age of 36 as the
?greatest of all time?. Some view this
graceful, gracious tennis artist as
boring, clinical ? lazy Swiss clich閟. I
don?t at all. Like Yarnold, he is proof
you need not be a jerk to succeed.
But for sport to be as engrossing
and spicy as it is, you need John
Terry too.
Twitter: @stefanohat
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CULTURE
MUSIC
X-ray discovers
landscape under
Picasso figure
School of rock
for wannabe
headliners
By Tom Barnes
Scientists examining a work by Pablo
Picasso using X-ray technology have
discovered that he painted it
over a landscape by an unknown artist.
In 1957, when he was in
his seventies, the Spanish painter mused that
X-ray technology could
one day discover a lost
work underneath one of
his early paintings. That
prediction came to fruition
when researchers in the US
and Canada analysed La Misereuse
Accroupie (The Crouching Beggar),
By rotating the artist?s
work 90 degrees, Picasso
was able to incorporate some of
the landscape forms, such as the
lines of the cliff edges, into the
woman?s back.
painted in 1902, which is on display at
the Art Gallery of Ontario.
They used a non-invasive technique called X-ray fluorescent
spectroscopy to examine the
painting and found that it
was executed on top of a
horizontal landscape by
another, unknown artist.
It was painted during
Picasso?s Blue Period,
when he mainly used
monochromatic shades
of blue and blue-green.
The researchers? technique allowed them to study the
painting in-depth in just 24 hours,
and revealed the horizontal landscape created by a different Barcelona painter, whose identity remains
unknown, under the visible surface of
Picasso?s painting.
Researchers also found Picasso
had initially painted the woman with
a right hand holding an object before
covering it with her cloak in the ?nal
version. THE INDEPENDENT
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Charli XCX at Glastonbury Festival last year GETTY
New bands will be given classes in becoming festival headliners amid complaints that the same old big names
are dominating the summer?s events.
Music insiders who help to guide
the careers of Liam Gallagher, Charli
XCX and The Libertines will mentor
and develop the careers of three artists chosen from a talent search.
The Pirate Prodigy Programme
has been launched by Pirate Studios,
a network of rehearsal rooms and
production facilities.
New stars are needed to replenish
festival line-ups following complaints
of stale bill-toppers this year. Kings of
Leon (Reading) and The Killers (Isle
of Wight) have headlined events regularly for a decade.
The Pirate Prodigy winners will
receive unlimited free studio time,
recording with top engineers, as well
as mentoring and masterclasses covering songwriting, management, live
performance and PR.
The winners will secure festival
slots as well as a guaranteed audience with top-level talent scouts at
invite-only shows.
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UNITED STATES
FBI too busy with
Russia to catch
school gunman,
claims Trump
Benjamin
Netanyahu holds up
what he claims is a
piece of an Iranian
drone AFP/GETTY
By Michelle Price
IN WASHINGTON
US President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and politicians investigating alleged Russian meddling
in the 2016 presidential election and
said an excessive focus on Russia led
federal investigators to miss signs
that could have prevented the deadly
school shooting in Florida last week.
In a series of tweets over the weekend, Mr Trump accused President
Barack Obama of failing to do enough
to stop Russian election interference
and belittled Representative Adam
Schiff, of the House Intelligence
Committee that is investigating Russia?s actions. Mr Trump labelled Mr
Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the
panel, a leaking ?monster?.
Mr Trump also said the Federal
Bureau of Investigation was ?spending too much time? looking into
whether his presidential campaign
colluded with Russia.
The tweets follow the announcement on Friday that special counsel
The President said warning signals
were missed about the gunman AP
Young survivors of
Wednesday?s school
shooting in Florida have
announced a national march on
Washington to demand political
action on gun control.
Robert Mueller had charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies
with a conspiracy to tamper in the
2016 US election.
The indictment says Russians
adopted false online personas to push
divisive messages and staged political rallies while posing as Americans, among other charges. But the
indictment was silent on the question
of whether anyone from the Trump
campaign co-ordinated or worked
with Russians.
Russia has denied meddling in the
US election.
In a tweet, Mr Trump criticised
the FBI for missing warning signs
in the case of Nikolas Cruz, 19, who
is charged with killing 17 people on
Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High School in Parkland,
Florida. More than a dozen people
were wounded in the deadliest shooting at a US high school.
?Very sad that the FBI missed all
of the many signals sent out by the
Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,? Mr Trump said.
?They are spending too much time
trying to prove Russian collusion
with the Trump campaign ? there is
no collusion,? he added.
Mr Cruz was investigated as far
back as 2016 after slashing his arm
in a social media video, and saying
he wanted to buy a gun; however,
authorities concluded that he was
receiving suf?cient support, newspapers said on Saturday.
The FBI acknowledged on Friday
that it failed to investigate a warning
that Mr Cruz possessed a gun and the
desire to kill. REUTERS
ISRAEL
Border incidents prompt Netanyahu warning to Iran
By Robin Emmott
and Thomas Escritt
IN MUNICH
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel could
directly act against Iran after border incidents in Syria brought the
foes closer to direct con?ict.
Iran mocked Netanyahu?s tough
words, saying Israel?s reputation for
?invincibility? had crumbled after
one of its jets was shot down following a bombing run in Syria.
In his ?rst address to the annual
Munich Security Conference, which
draws security and defence of?cials
and diplomats from across Europe
IRAN
Crash airline relies on ageing fleet of jets
By Simon Calder
Sixty-five people have died in a
second aviation disaster in a week.
After the loss of a Russian airline
near Moscow, fatalities from plane
crashes so far this year far exceed
those in 2017, which was the safest
year in aviation history.
Aseman Airlines? ?ight EP3704,
the daily departure from Tehran,
took off as normal shortly after 8am
to fly to Yasouj, 344 miles south.
The aircraft involved, an ATR72,
was 24 years old ? which made it a
relatively young part of the airline?s
?eet. The average age is more than
a quarter of a century, making it
one of the oldest ?eets in the world.
Iran?s state media say the passenger
plane crashed in a foggy, mountainous region, killing everybody on
board. The fog meant rescue
helicopters weren?t easily
able to reach the site in
the Zagros Mountains.
British Airways and
Virgin Atlantic are flying Boeing 747s that are
more than 20 years old;
a BA jumbo jet landed in
Delhi yesterday at the venerable age of 27. But these aircraft are meticulously maintained
by well-resourced airlines. It is too
early to know what caused the loss
MIDDLE EAST
Two teenagers killed as Israel
retaliates for injured soldiers
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
and Maayan Lubell
IN GAZA
Israeli fire killed two Palestinian
teenagers in Gaza, local health officials said yesterday, after Israel
launched attacks against 18 targets
belonging to militant groups in the
enclave in response to an explosion
that wounded four Israeli soldiers.
The flare-up, which started on
and the United States, Mr Netanyahu held up a piece of what he said
was an Iranian drone that ?ew into
Israeli airspace this month.
?Israel will not allow the regime
to put a noose of terror around our
neck,? he said. ?We will act if necessary not just against Iran?s proxies
but against Iran itself.? REUTERS
Saturday and had died down by
yesterday morning, was one of
the biggest in the Gaza Strip since
the 2014 war between Israel and
Palestinian militants.
It began with a bomb blast on the
Israel-Gaza border that wounded
the Israeli troops. Israel responded
with what the military said were air
strikes and tank ?re against 18 targets belonging to Hamas.
The Israeli military said weapons- Palestinians examine the site of an air strike in Gaza City yesterday AFP/GETTY
of EP3704, but the calamity draws
attention to aviation in a country
starved of the equipment and expertise that makes ?ying in the West
so safe.
Two years ago, when
sanctions against Tehran were eased, Iran?s
airlines ordered hundreds of new planes.
A s e m a n A i rl i n e s ,
whose aircraft was lost
today, has 30 Boeing
737MAX jets on order. But
until they arrive engineers
are having to make do with cannibalising grounded aircraft for parts.
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making facilities, training camps
and observation posts were hit.
Gaza medics said yesterday that
they had retrieved the bodies of two
17-year-old Palestinians. The Israeli
military said the tank targeted suspects whom troops thought were
trying to cross into Israeli territory.
No militant group in Gaza claimed
responsibility for Saturday?s explosion. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the Popular
Resistance Committees, one of the
smaller armed groups in Gaza.
Tensions have risen along the
Gaza border since December, when
US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel?s capital.
REUTERS
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The vice-chancellor of Zimbabwe?s oldest university has been
arrested over the controversial
awarding of a doctorate to former
?rst lady Grace Mugabe.
An Anti-Corruption Commission spokeswoman, Phyllis
Chikundura, said Levi Nyagura of
the University of Zimbabwe was
arrested on Friday. He was bailed
when he appeared in court on Saturday on abuse of of?ce charges.
Ms Mugabe, whose husband
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Ms Chikundura said the university should provide the ?paper
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How a troubled marriage has led
to a political crisis in Australia
A senior minister?s affair has undermined the coalition. By Steven Scott
A
Barnaby Joyce
and his wife,
Natalie; his affair
with an aide has
dominated the
newspapers
(right) GETTY
Turnbull said he would change
a code of conduct to ban sexual
relationships between senior
members of the government
and their staff. Describing Mr
Joyce?s behaviour a ?shocking
error of judgement?, Mr Turnbull
said his deputy would take leave
and should ?consider his own
position?. A furious Mr Joyce hit
back, describing Mr Turnbull
MEXICO
Thirteen people were killed as a military helicopter carrying of?cials who
were assessing damage caused by an
earthquake ?ipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico
The helicopter crashed on top of
people who had ?ed their homes and
were spending the night outside. The
13 casualties were the only known fatalities related to the quake. Sixteen
people were injured.
No one on board the helicopter,
including interior secretary Alfonso
Navarrete and Oaxaca governor Ale-
jandro Murat, was seriously hurt.
Mr Navarrete said that ?as the army
helicopter we were travelling in tried
to land, the pilot lost control, the helicopter fell and ?ipped.?
The chopper crashed into a group
of people who had been spending the
night outside after the 7.2 magnitude
earthquake hit the area. Aftershocks,
including one of 5.8 magnitude that
struck about an hour after the ?rst,
had caused people to ?ee their homes
for fear they would collapse.
Five women, four men and three
children were killed at the crash site
and another person died later at a
hospital. AP
met on Saturday in a bid to show
they could still work together. But
their public exchange of insults
raises doubts about whether
they can credibly maintain their
political partnership.
Mr Joyce heads the conservative
National Party, which is in a
coalition with Mr Turnbull?s centreright Liberal Party. National Party
members vote on their own leader
and ?ercely resist any interference
from their coalition colleagues.
So far, National Party members
have supported Mr Joyce,
despite misgivings.
By convincing Mr Joyce to take
a leave of absence, Mr Turnbull
avoided the unpalatable scenario
of his deputy taking over as acting
Prime Minister when he visits
Washington DC this week.
In his reasoning for
what is being mockingly
called the ?bonk ban?, Mr
Turnbull gave a nod to the
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off a very real concern to the
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government, which fears
a backlash among conservative
voters who are dismayed at his
actions. Mr Joyce has campaigned
on a ?family values? platform. Last
year he argued against same-sex
marriage on the grounds that
it would destroy the institution
of marriage, and has previously
campaigned against HPV (sexually
transmitted virus) immunisation
for girls because it would give
his ?daughter a licence to
be promiscuous?.
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By Tom Embury-Dennis
A cow has been living alone on an
island, attacking anyone who comes
near, after staging a miraculous escape on its way to a slaughterhouse.
The animal made its bid for safety
last month after it refused to get into
a lorry taking it to be killed for meat.
Instead it rammed a metal fence before making a dash for the nearby
Lake Nysa, south Poland.
After the cow?s owner, known only
as Mr Lukasz, attempted to get it
back to the farm, the cow broke one of
his worker?s arms. It then entered the
water and swam to one of the lakes?
islands. Mr Lukasz said he even saw
it dive underwater on its way.
After a week of trying and failing
to get the cow back, Mr Lukasz gave
up and began making sure it was fed
enough food to stay alive instead.
When firefighters used a boat to
get to the island, the cow swam to a
neighbouring peninsula. The ?re brigade in the town of Nysa said the animal was frightened but healthy.
A vet called in to tranquillise the
animal told Mr Lukasz he had run out
of gas cartridges, and that it would
take several days to get new ones.
Despite the farmer considering
having it shot dead, a political leader
in Nysa, Czeslaw Bilobran, has reportedly said the cow will live out its
life in peace. Politician and former
singer, Pawel Kukiz, has offered to
pay for the ?hero cow? to be saved
from death. THE INDEPENDENT
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cow after a week GETTY
Stolen �2m cello returned to musician
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as ?inept? and complaining he
had only made matters worse for
everyone involved.
The row between the pair is
the most public dispute between
a political leader and deputy
in recent times in Australia ? a
country whose brutal politics has
seen a revolving door of leadership
in both main parties over the past
decade. Mr Turnbull and Mr Joyce
One-minute Wijuko
Helicopter kills quake survivors
By Mark Stevenson
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POLAND
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ustralia?s Deputy Prime
Minister Barnaby
Joyce is familiar with
controversy. The
ruddy-faced country
politician ? who is most famous
for threatening to euthanise actor
Johnny Depp?s dogs over a customs
breach ? was seen as a larrikin who
can connect with rural voters who
feel ignored by political elites.
But revelations he had an affair
with his former press secretary,
who is now pregnant with his child,
have created a political crisis that
threatens to tear apart the coalition
between the two conservative
parties in government.
Mr Joyce is on enforced personal
leave as he tries to ride out a
scandal that has seen him on the
front page of every newspaper
in the country. The news broke
when Sydney?s The Daily Telegraph
splashed a photo of Mr Joyce?s
visibly pregnant former staff
member on the front page with the
headline ?Bundle of Joyce?.
What at ?rst appeared to be
a titillating tabloid scandal has
dominated politics in Australia
every day since, with further
revelations including that the
staffer, Vikki Campion, was moved
into a highly paid taxpayer-funded
job in the of?ce of one of Mr Joyce?s
political allies.
Remarkably, Mr Joyce avoided
breaching a rule against ministers
employing their partners by
arguing that he and Ms Campion
were not a formal couple during the
time she worked in his of?ce.
Other unsavoury allegations
about Mr Joyce?s behaviour have
been published despite his denials.
And his estranged wife of 24 years
released a statement detailing her
outrage at his betrayal.
In a press conference as
parliament was about to rise for
the week, Prime Minister Malcolm
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A stolen 18th-century cello has
been returned to an awardwinning French musician
after she was robbed
at knifepoint.
The rare instrument, worth around
�2m, was taken from
Ophelie Gaillard (inset)
outside her home in the
Paris suburb of Pantin
on Thursday.
The attacker also took Ms Gaillard?s mobile phone before fleeing on foot. ?Help! My cello was
stolen this evening in a red, dark
?ightcase,? Ms Gaillard wrote in a
Facebook post. Two days later, the
cello reappeared.
Ms Gaillard said: ?I received an anonymous
call saying that my cello
was inside a car in front
of my house. I found it
in the back seat.
?The theft was very
violent; I have not been
able to sleep for two days.
I am so relieved to have
found it. I?m coming out of a twoday nightmare ? it?s a miracle.?
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SYRIA
PM?s remark on
Jews defended
Army to oppose
Turkey in Afrin
A spokeswoman for Poland?s
Prime Minister has sought to
downplay his words equating
Polish collaborators in the
Holocaust to alleged ?Jewish
perpetrators? by saying the
remark was an invitation to a
frank debate about wartime
crimes against Jews.
Israeli politicians accused
Mateusz Morawiecki of antiSemitism after his comment,
raising the temperature of
a diplomatic dispute over
Poland?s new law banning
some statements about the
Holocaust. AP
Syrian Kurdish forces and the Assad
regime have reached an agreement
for the Syrian army to enter the
Afrin region to help repel a Turkish
offensive, according to senior
Kurdish of?cials.
Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser to the
Kurdish-led administration in north
Syria, said troops will deploy along
border positions and could enter the
Afrin region within the next two days
?depending on their preparations?.
He added that the understanding
between them and the regime was
?only military?, but that he expects
political discussions with Damascus
to take place in the future. REUTERS
Senior EU banker
detained in
corruption case
By Carlo Piovano
Latvia?s top banking of?cial, a
key member of the European
Central Bank, has been detained
after being questioned by anticorruption authorities amid
accusations of bribery and
money-laundering.
Orban calls for global
anti-migrant alliance
By Marton Dunai
POLAND
LATVIA
HUNGARY
Latvian state TV showed
Ilmars Rimsevics arriving
at the of?ces of the country?s
anti-corruption agency on
Saturday night and leaving early
on Sunday, following what the
broadcaster said was a raid on
his of?ce and property.
The country?s Prime Minister,
Maris Kucinskis, con?rmed
that Mr Rimsevics, 52, was
being detained. He has called an
emergency cabinet meeting, due
to be held today.
Neither Mr Rimsevics nor his
lawyer could be immediately
reached for comment. AP
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has
called for a global alliance against
migration as his right-wing populist
Fidesz party began campaigning
for an 8 April election in which it is
expected to win a third consecutive
landslide victory.
Popular at home but increasingly
at odds politically and economically
with his mainstream EU peers,
Mr Orban has thrived on external
controversy, including repeated
clashes with Brussels and the UN.
Those conflicts, mostly centred
on migration in the wake of people
An image taken with
a drone shows the
burning of a 30-metre
structure built of
twigs and debris in
the form of a Gothicstyle building by
Russian artist Nikolay
Polissky, during
the celebration of
Shrovetide (Maslenitsa
? a farewell to winter)
in the village of NikolaLenivets on Saturday
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RUSSIA
Gunman kills five worshippers at Dagestan church
A man in Russia?s southern province
of Dagestan shot into a crowd of
people leaving a church yesterday,
killing five and injuring at least
?ve others.
The attack occurred in the village
of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority
republic of Dagestan, agencies said.
The small republic in the Caucasus
mountains borders Chechnya, where
Moscow has led two wars against
separatists and radical religious
groups since the Soviet collapse in
1991. The republic has seen a large
number of people join Isis.
Churchgoers were celebrating
Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday
marking the last day before
Lent according to the eastern
Orthodox calendar.
The assailant was identified as a
22-year-old man local to the region,
the Tass news agency said.
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ESTONIA
President pays
his condolences
Boko Haram
suspects freed
EU urged to raise
military spending
Zimbabwe?s President yesterday
visited the home of deceased
opposition leader Morgan
Tsvangirai to pay his condolences
and to urge unity as power
struggles within the opposition
have heightened tensions.
Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged
that his government will pay
hospital and funeral expenses
for Mr Tsvangirai, who died of
colon cancer last week in South
Africa. AP
Authorities in Nigeria are releasing
hundreds of people accused of
supporting Boko Haram, citing a lack
of evidence.
Salihu Othman Isah, a special
adviser to Nigeria?s attorney general,
said yesterday that 475 suspects will
be sent to rehabilitation instead of
facing trial.
They are among more than 1,000
suspected members of Boko Haram
whose trials have begun at a military
barracks. AP
Estonia has called for the
European Union to spend more
on the defence of its external
borders, amid worries about
a continued Russian military
build-up.
President Kersti Kaljulaid said
her country was already spending
2.2 per cent of economic output on
the military and could not afford
to spend more, although there
were additional military needs.
IN MOSCOW
Qaim
From their outpost on Iraq?s
westernmost edge, US 1st Lt
Kyle Hagerty watched civilians
trickle into the area after
American and Iraqi forces
drove out Isis. They were, he
believed, families returning to
liberated homes, a hopeful sign
of increasing stability.
But they were families
looking for shelter after being
driven from their homes in
a nearby town. Those who
pushed them out were forces
from among their ?liberators?
? Shia militiamen who seized
control of the area after
defeating Isis.
It was a bitter sign of
the mixed legacy from the
US intervention in Iraq.
US-backed military ?repower
brought down the ?caliphate?,
but many of the divisions that
helped fuel the extremists? rise
remain unresolved.
The US-led coalition is now
reducing its role in Iraq, after
Baghdad declared victory over
Isis in December.
But US and Iraqi
commanders warn that
victories over Isis could
be undercut by large-scale
withdrawal. Iraq?s army
remains dependent on
US support.
Many within Iraq?s
minority communities view
the US presence as a buffer
against the Shia-dominated
government. Still, Iranianbacked militias are pushing for
a complete US withdrawal. AP
Susannah George
fleeing war and poverty in the
Middle East and Africa flooding
into Europe in 2015, have intensi?ed
as the elections approach and Mr
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to winter
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retain power in April?s election GETTY
Orban poses as a saviour of Europe?s
Christian nations.
?Christianity is Europe?s last
hope,? Mr Orban told an audience of
party faithful at the Royal Castle in
Budapest. With mass immigration,
especially from Africa, ?our worst
nightmares can come true. The West
falls as it fails to see Europe being
overrun.?
Mr Orban is widely credited for
reversing an economic slump in
Hungary and controlling its public
?nances, culminating in a return to
investment-grade for its debt.
To achieve that, Mr Orban has
used methods critics have called
authoritarian. REUTERS
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Damascus civilians prepare for final assault
By Oz Katerji
Fears are mounting for civilians living in the besieged Damascus district
of Eastern Ghouta as Iran-backed
militants loyal to Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad position themselves
to begin what residents fear is a ?nal
assault on the rebel-held territory.
Eastern Ghouta is home to an estimated 350,000 civilians who have
been besieged and bombarded by the
Assad regime since 2013, making it
one of the longest military sieges in
modern history.
Last week an aid convoy of nine
trucks carrying supplies for 7,200
people reached the enclave, according to the United Nations and Syrian
Arab Red Crescent. It was the first
convoy allowed into Eastern Ghouta
since late November and followed
months of pleading by the UN for the
Assad regime to grant access, following alarming reports of starvation.
UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said at the beginning of February that aid agencies had been unable
to make deliveries for two months
while the Assad government withheld
its approval.
Eastern Ghouta has also exposed
the charade behind the Russianbrokered ?de-escalation zones?. The
lead investigator of the UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry on Syria,
Paulo Pinheiro, said the regime offensive made ?a mockery? of the zones
after one of the bloodiest weeks since
the civil war began in March 2011.
More than 200 civilians were killed in
the ?rst week of February.
Speaking from Ghouta, 15-yearold Muhammad Najem told i that his
neighbour?s family had been killed in
an air strike. ?Last week the regime
began to escalate its violent campaign
against us,? he said. ?Planes indiscriminately drop bombs of hatred and
destruction on us.?
Dire humanitarian conditions in Eastern Ghouta
and Idlib province have prompted
the UN Security Council to hold
discussions this month to urge a
month-long cease?re.
Muhammad Najem, 15, tweeted this picture, writing: ?Yesterday we were
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Fire breaks out in sacred
Buddhist monastery
Family of 23
removed from
cruise ship after
mass brawl
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One of the most sacred locations
in Tibetan Buddhism, the Jokhang
Monastery in Lhasa, caught ?re on
Saturday but there were no reports
of any casualties and the extent of
the damage was unclear.
The of?cial Tibet Daily said part
of the monastery, a Unesco World
Heritage Site with a history of more
than 1,000 years, caught ?re in the
early evening.
?The fire was quickly extinguished, there are no casualties and
order is normal in its environs,? the
newspaper stated.
Online footage showed pictures
of ?ames leaping into the sky.
T i b e t?s C o m m u n i s t Pa r ty
chief Wu Yingjie has travelled to
the area.
China has ruled Tibet with an
iron fist since Chinese troops
marched in in 1950, in what Beijing
terms a ?peaceful liberation?.
The Chinese government routinely rejects accusations from
Lhasa?s Jokhang Temple pictured
before the ?re GETTY
rights groups and exiled Tibetans
about repression of the largely
Buddhist Tibetans, saying its rule
has brought prosperity to what was
once a poor and backward place.
Beijing has also made a great
show of the amount of money it has
spent to preserve and protect traditional Tibetan culture, including
the many temples and monasteries
that dot Tibet. REUTERS
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Pirates and princesses,
dinosaurs and whales
A 10-day cruise to the South Paci?c
was forced to make an unscheduled
stop in Eden, New South Wales, on
Friday for 23 members of a Melbourne family to be removed following a brawl.
Other passengers caught the
violence on camera, with several
videos of the incident showing up
to 30 people ?ghting while others
screamed and the ship?s security
guards pinned the perpetrators to
the ?oor.
?It was a bloodbath,? one passenger told 9NEWS. ?We will not
be leaving our cabins and are truly
scared for our safety and what
could happen next.?
Police con?rmed in a statement
that they had removed passengers
from the ship and were investigating: ?Police are investigating an
alleged ?ght on board a cruise ship
while it was about 220km off Jervis
Bay,? it said.
The UN says there are 700 patients awaiting urgent medical evacuation from Eastern Ghouta while
Mr Pinheiro described the siege and
bombardment of the enclave as ?international crimes?.
For the residents of Eastern
Ghouta time appears to be running
out, and the intensity of the regime?s
bombardment is driving residents
to despair.
?We have lost sight of the sky and
the sun because of the war planes,?
said Mohammad. ?The siege surrounds us. The spectre of death and
starvation hovers over us constantly.?
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After 10 years of independence,
Helen Nianias reports on how Kfor
continues to hold Kosovo together
A
t the picturesque
14th-century Serbian
Orthodox Decani
monastery in Kosovo,
life carries on as it has
done for hundreds of years. The
brothers still make cherry brandy,
wine, cheese and honey to support
their community.
But this simple, peaceful
existence can only continue
thanks to the prolonged presence
of Nato?s Kosovo Force (Kfor)
troops who arrived in 1999, after
a year of bloody ?ghting between
Serbs and Albanians, and still
remain in the country despite
Kosovo celebrating 10 years of
independence this weekend.
Military protection is still vital
for the monastery?s survival, says
Father Sava Janjic, the abbot
of Decani. ?The monastery has
survived and continues to survive
with Kfor?s presence,? he says.
?It is an unusual thing that such a
beautiful place has to be so heavily
protected by military ? but this is
not without reason. We?ve had a lot
of problems.
?There has been no interruption
of monastic life,? he adds, despite
the red-and-white concrete
roadblocks, armoured cars
and a tank that protect the
building?s entrance. ?This shows
the determination of Kfor and
the international community to
protect the site.?
This week marks a decade since
Kosovo declared independence
from Serbia, but ethnic tensions
are still apparent. The country?s
predominant groups, Serbs and
Albanians, keep a wary distance
and despite talk of reconciliation
and co-operation, parts of Kosovo
are still carved up into ethnic
neighbourhoods. The minority
Serbs still feel marginalised and
Albanians are frustrated Kosovo is
still not recognised as a legitimate
state by several countries
including Serbia and Russia.
At the height of the con?ict,
Nato deployed a 50,000-strong
Kosovo Force but about 4,000
troops remain in the country,
with no plans to withdraw. The
assassination of Serb politician
Oliver Ivanovic in January
provided a timely reminder of the
fragility of the peace.
Hailed as one of the ?nest
examples of a successful military
intervention, the deployment of
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?We?ve had a lot of
problems,? says
the abbot of the
14th-century
Decani monastery
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Kfor was dubbed a ?humanitarian
war?, and justi?ed as the only
way to prevent the killing of
more Kosovar Albanians after a
brutal ethnic-cleansing campaign
initiated by Serbia. Many more
lives could have been lost had
there been no intervention, and
Kosovo is clearly grateful for
Western support ? a statue of
Bill Clinton stands next to a shop
called Hillary on Bill Clinton
Boulevard in the capital, Pristina.
?After 18 years, the situation in
the region is calm and stable, and
this is because of Kfor,? claims
commander Major General
Salvatore Cuoci. ?It is Nato?s most
successful mission.?
Kfor?s also aims to help
interethnic relations and for the
past 15 years has produced 4U ? a
magazine for children published
in Albanian, Serbian and English
? which promotes tolerance and
gender equality. Getting the next
generation to co-operate with
the other side is vital. However,
interethnic romance is still taboo,
and Serb and Albanian children
are educated in separate schools.
Tatiana Velikic teaches at a
school with 39 Serb children
just north of Mitrovica, Kosovo?s
second-largest city and the site
of deep ethnic tensions. It is
where Ivanovic was assassinated.
?Because it is so small, and the
A
Soon after I discovered a
penchant for circus and after a
few years of training at Belfast
Circus School I was equipped with
a whole repertoire of circus skills
ranging from unicycling and tight
wire walking to juggling and stilt
walking. I loved them all and had
no desire to specialise. Along the
way I discovered the power of the
clown to elicit both laughter and
tears. My mother was keen that I
ensured I was quali?ed for other
career options and I obliged by
obtaining a degree and a teaching
certi?cate. Attracted by the steady
salary, I spent the few years after
university as a high school teacher
and for a while clowning was
merely a hobby. In 2004, though, I
quit teaching with a crazy plan to
make my living from the art I love.
I have never looked back.
s the World Clown
Association prepares
to elect its new
president, the industry
is, according to some
clowns, a bit of a circus. On Radio 4
last week, clowns told of how some
were choosing to work without
make-up to avoid scaring children,
and how factions with different
views of what clowning ought to
be were dividing the industry. But
in my experience the industry
is in rude health, and the next
generation of entertainers is ready
to take the art of being a clown into
the future.
As a child I dreamed of a life
on the stage and attended every
dance and drama class I could. In
my late teens I had the wonderful
opportunity to study and perform
with a Commedia d?ell Arte troupe.
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The Kosovo Assembly convened in
a special session yesterday to celebrate 10 years of independence ? a
ceremony boycotted by the country?s ethnic Serb politicians.
Speaker Kadri Veseli pledged that
?the second decade of independence
would be focused on the economic
well-being of Kosovo?s citizens?.
The second day of celebrations
continued with a parade of military
and police forces and a state reception. British singer Rita Ora, who
was born in Kosovo as Rita Sahatciu
and left the country with her family
a year later, headlined an independence concert in Pristina.
On 17 February 2008,
Kosovo?s parliament unilaterally declared independence from Serbia ? nine
years after Nato
conducted a
78-day air strike
campaign against
Serbia to stop a
bloody crackdown against
ethnic Albanians. AP
Rita Ora performing
at Saturday?s
celebration in
Pristina OGNEN
TEOFILOVSKI/
REUTERS
children cannot go out in the street
to play because their parents are
afraid they will get into ?ghts with
Albanian children, it is dif?cult for
them to make friends,? she says.
?It?s sad when you see children full
of hatred towards each other.?
There is great pain on both sides,
and a lot of residual anger. Between
1998 and 2000, 13,535 people
were killed or went missing ? the
majority Albanians, but a number
of Serbs, too. Serbs argue they have
been painted as the sole aggressors
and ? despite the new Specialist
Courts that will prosecute
members of the Kosovo Liberation
Army ? Albanian aggression has
been forgotten.
Nenad Maksimovic established
the Centre for Peace and
Tolerance ? an NGO to promote
Serb interests in Kosovo ? in 1999.
He points to studies which show
there are hundreds of claims of
interethnic violence every year.
The European Commission says
the majority affect Kosovar Serbs.
?We have inequality in all aspects
of life,? Maksimovic says. ?There
are 45,000 unresolved property
cases from the war, security
incidents have not been followed
up, we have poor representation
in government. A culture of denial
makes discussion impossible.?
While Major General Cuoci and
the international community see
Kosovo?s future being with Western
and European allies, Maksimovic
hopes that an increasingly vocal
Russia will embolden the Serb
cause. ?You guys are tolerant of
intolerance,? he says. ?Western
power is weakening. I wish Russia
would be more involved and
perhaps something would change.?
Behind Decani?s forti?ed walls,
Father Sava laments. ?Kosovo
is stagnating. The young are
angry. They don?t see a future,
and international governments
and organisations are dissatis?ed
because they have poured millions
of euro into this country. If society
doesn?t change, this area will be a
black hole.?
Today I perform both solo as
Clown Silly Tilly and with my
Danish husband, who is also a
clown. We perform all over Europe
at fetes, festivals and theatres.
When we can, we squeeze in
the odd birthday party. Our
shows include a little magic, a
sprinkling of mayhem, lots of
slapstick, sometimes lots of mess
and, usually, biscuits. This is my
third year as chair of Clowns
International, the oldest clown
club in the world. In that role I?m
persistently asked by the press
if clowning is in decline and if
clowning is still relevant in society.
Our membership is growing
year on year and members are
reporting exceptionally busy
schedules. We have some amazing
young clowns who are learning
the art, a few of whom are showing
The clown
embraces and
accepts failure
and plays with it
watch the clown we see ourselves,
we see our struggles and failures.
The clown is vulnerable and that
vulnerability resonates in all
of us. The clown embraces and
accepts failure and plays with it.
In doing so it offers humankind
the gift of the freedom to fail. In its
ridiculousness the clown is able
to give a commentary on society,
politics and authority. It can poke
fun where criticism is divisive.
Laughter is a fantastic unifying
force and it is among the tools
of the clown. Because the clown
re?ects and commentates upon
the society from which it springs,
it will remain vibrant. The clown
elicits laughter which offers relief
from our personal stresses and
struggles. As society evolves so
too does the clown. It has to, or it
ceases to be an honest re?ection.
signs of utter brilliance, and I?m
honoured to help them in that
journey. Every time we hold a
festival of clowning, total audience
numbers for the weekend run into
thousands. Children come up to us
and queue to have us autograph
photo books. If anything, clowning
is undergoing a bit of a renaissance.
Clowns will always be relevant.
As long as the human condition
includes failure and struggle,
clowning will be relevant.
The clown offers a re?ection of
the human condition. When we
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BUSINESS SPORT
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i MONDAY
19 FEBRUARY 2018
27
PEOPLE
?I need my van
to be a dad to
my children?
Petitioners are hoping to help a father keep
his mobility benefit. By Paul Gallagher
A
ndrew Knowlman?s
specially adapted
minivan has become
a lifeline for him as
he copes with being
rendered completely immobile
due to the rapid onset of motor
neurone disease.
The vehicle is the only means the
50-year-old former businessman has
to leave his residential care home in
Hemel Hempstead so he can spend
time with family and friends. But all
that is about to be taken away from
him by the Department of Work
and Pensions (DWP).
The national charity which helps
disabled people, Motability, has
written to Mr Knowlman saying
that they have not been receiving
the mobility part of his Personal
Independence Payment (PIP)
bene?t since August 2016. As this
was being used to pay the monthly
cost of leasing the vehicle, of?cials
now want to take it back.
?I had the daily living component
of PIP removed in August 2016, but
the DWP said nothing about the
mobility part,? Mr Knowlman, who
uses a wheelchair and is fed through
a peg into his stomach, told i.
?In addition, I received a letter
from the DWP in January saying
that our existing PIP will be
reviewed in April, suggesting that
we receive something [but that has
not been the case].?
Although disabled people living
in care homes are entitled to the
mobility bene?t, Mr Knowlman
has his care paid for under NHS
Continuing Healthcare (NHSCH),
which is given to people who have
signi?cant ongoing healthcare
needs ? meaning his bene?t is
being stopped.
Mr Knowlman said if he was living
at home, with full-time nursing
care, his costs to NHSCH would be
about three times greater ? yet he
would still be entitled to the mobility
bene?t. Motability staff were due to
take Mr Knowlman?s minivan away
on Friday, but have given him until
9 March to convince the DWP to
close what friends call ?an absurd
loophole? in the PIP system.
Mr Knowlman, who can only
communicate using an ?eye gaze?
computer, said: ?The vehicle is the
only way I can attend events at my
children?s school, be away from the
care home and be in nature. It is
the only way to watch my children
ride their bikes, watch Watford
FC and travel easily to hospital
appointments. Although I have
Although I have a
terminal illness, in no
way do I see my life
as being over
Andrew Knowlman?s bene?t paid for
the specially adapted vehicle
a terminal illness, in no way do I
see my life as being over. I am a
dad to my children, and I need the
Motability vehicle to enable me to
be just that.?
More than 17,000 people have
signed a Change.org petition calling
on Sarah Newton, the minister
for disabled people, to reverse the
decision so Mr Knowlman can
continue to receive the bene?t which
pays for his vehicle. The writer and
satirist Armando Iannucci is among
those supporting him, calling the
decision to remove his friend and
neighbour?s minivan ?insane?.
Despite his physical problems,
Mr Knowlman is mentally alert and
enjoys spending time with his wife,
Jane, and their children, Valentina
and Sebastian.
William Allen, a friend who set up
the petition, said: ?As well as being
heartless, in view of the recent court
ruling on the inequalities in the
application of PIP, this is a highly
questionable position to take and
needs to be urgently reconsidered.?
The High Court ruled in
December that the PIP system was
?blatantly discriminatory? against
people with mental health problems,
leading the DWP to announce a
review of the 1.6 million people in
receipt of PIP. Around 220,000
people are expected to receive
more money.
Disability organisations have
long viewed the introduction of PIP,
which replaced the Disability Living
Allowance in 2013, as a thinly veiled
exercise in cost cutting.
Ms Newton, the MP for Truro and
Falmouth, told i: ?We are committed
to supporting those with disabilities
and long-term health conditions, and
are spending more than ever before
on disability bene?ts. I have asked
Department of Health colleagues to
look into [Mr Knowlman?s] case.?
Television Monday 19 February
CRITIC?S
CHOICE
Daytime
GERARD GILBERT
6pm
7pm
Late
Match Of The Day Live:
The FA Cup
9pm, ITV
Anna Friel (left) returns as troubled
policewoman Marcella Backland in
the second series of this somewhat
loopy transposition of Scandi-noir
to London by the Swedish creator
of The Bridge, Hans Rosenfeldt.
Backland suffers from blackouts at
moments of extreme stress, and
these promise to come thick and
fast as the desiccated corpse of a
boy, dressed in a school blazer
and surrounded by soft toys, is
discovered in a wall cavity
separating two high-rise ?ats (Nigel
Planer, as a superannuated rock
musician, lives on one side).
A grisly tale of paedophile grooming
and sadistic optical procedures
(don?t ask) unwinds from here.
7.30pm, BBC1
Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City
(kick-off at 7.55pm). The hosts have
the best defensive record in League
One but they?re up against it with the
Premier League?s most potent attack
in this ?fth-round tie from the DW
Stadium ? a repeat of the 2013 FA
Cup ?nal that the Latics won 1-0,
only to be relegated to the
Championship three days later.
tendency to lecture. Assassin
Sandrine (Jeany Spark) returns to
her Army desk job and the attention
of her sex-pest commanding of?cer
Major Dawson (Robert Portal),
while Syrian sisters Mona and
Fatima (July Namir and Ahd Kamel)
are sent to a grim ?removal centre?
and the attention of a sinister
M15 of?cer. Fans of Derry Girls will
recognise Siobhan McSweeney
? aka Sister Michael ? as the
women?s custody of?cer.
===
===
24 Hours In Police Custody
Collateral
9pm, Channel 4
In competition with two police
dramas, Marcella and Collateral, the
?rst episode of the returning
observational documentary series is
arguably more enthralling than both.
9pm, BBC2
David Hare?s state-of-the-nation
thriller continues to thicken
promisingly despite his occasional
trademark clunky exposition and a
The case opens with a man
presenting himself at Bedfordshire
Police HQ to say that he was being
blackmailed after visiting a
prostitute ? a note left on his car
asking for �000 to be left at a
drop-off point. Following a stakeout,
the suspicion dawns that this could
be an inside job ? one of their own
might be the blackmailer.
===
Two Doors Down
10pm, BBC2
Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp?s
sitcom about neighbours from
suburban Glasgow may not be
breaking any new ground, but the
veteran Scottish cast led by Arabella
Weir and Alex Norton are so
comfortable in their roles that it
breezes along nicely. This week, the
6.00 Live Winter Olympics
2018 Coverage of day 10
from PyeongChang, South
Korea (S). 9.15 Animal
Park Summer Special (R)
(S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Bargain Hunt (R) (S). 12.00
Daily Politics (S). 1.00
Live Winter Olympics
2018 Coverage of day 10
from PyeongChang, South
Korea (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 James Martin?s
American Adventure (S).
3.00 Tenable (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.00 Countdown (R). 6.45
3rd Rock From The Sun (R).
7.10 3rd Rock From The
Sun (R). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.30
Frasier (R) (S). 9.00 Frasier
(R) (S). 9.35 Frasier (R) (S).
10.00 Ramsay?s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
11.00 Undercover Boss
USA (R) (S). 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary (S).
12.05 Couples Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (R) (S). 4.00 A New Life
In The Sun (S). 5.00 Four
In A Bed (S). 5.30 Extreme
Cake Makers (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff 11.15 GPs:
Behind Closed Doors (R) (S).
12.10 5 News Lunchtime
(S). 12.15 Can?t Pay? We?ll
Take It Away (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 NCIS: Conspiracy
To Murder (R) (S). 3.15
FILM: Final Recourse
(Barbara Stepansky 2013)
Thriller, starring Teri Polo
and Chazz Palminteri (S).
5.00 5 News At 5 (S). 5.30
Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Mr Burns
replaces the
power plant
employees with
robots (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (S).
6.00 Home And Away
DI Shepherd
pulls Kat off
the Novak
investigation (R).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 Match Of The
Day Live: The FA
Cup Kick-off is
at 7.55pm (S).
7.00 Winter
Olympics
? Today At
The Games
Highlights from
the 10th day in
PyeongChang.
7.00 Emmerdale (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street Aidan
and Carla are
wheeled to
the operating
theatre (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.00 Aviva
Premiership
Rugby
Highlights
Highlights from
the 15th round
of matches (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 The Taff: The
River That Made
Wales (R) (S).
6.35 FILM: Cutthroat
Island (Renny
Harlin 1995)
Swashbuckling
adventure,
starring Geena
Davis (S).
7.00 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
Featuring beach
blunders (R) (S).
7.30 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Only Connect
(S).
8.30 University
Challenge The
fourth of the
quarter-?nal
matches (S).
8.00 The Martin
Lewis Money
Show Advice
on children?s
savings (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 Undercover
Inside The
Priory: Channel
4 Dispatches (S).
8.30 Food
Unwrapped (S).
8.00 The Nightmare
Neighbour Next
Door A woman
becomes
embroiled in a
dispute with a
neighbour (S).
8.00 Winter
Olympics Extra
Highlights of
day 10 from
PyeongChang,
South Korea (S).
8.55 Ex Machina
Interview
Special With
the director and
stars of the sci? thriller.
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Alan ?nds
himself juggling
two women
again (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (S).
9.00 Collateral
Fatima claims
Abdullah was
killed because
he had an
explosive piece
of information.
9.00 Marcella New
series. Return
of the crime
drama, starring
Anna Friel (S).
9.00 24 Hours In
Police Custody
A major
investigation
into an allegation
of police
corruption (S).
9.00 The X-Files A
spate of deaths
in which the
victims were
plagued by
their own
doppelgangers.
9.00 The Art Of
Japanese
Life James
Fox explores
the country?s
culture (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Salt
(Phillip Noyce
2010) Action
thriller, starring
Angelina Jolie
(S).
9.00 Survival Of
The Fittest The
contenders
take part in
the latest team
challenge (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got Old
News For You
(R) (S).
10.00Two Doors
Down Beth?s
birthday lunch
at the pub is
disrupted (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 Boarding
Schools: The
Secret Shame ?
Exposure (S).
10.00First Dates:
Valentine?s
Special
Dominique
seeks a man as
chatty as she is
(R) (S).
10.00When Game
Shows Go
Horribly Wrong
Dale Winton
narrates (R) (S).
10.00Mary Beard?s
Ultimate Rome:
Empire Without
Limit (R) (S).
11.15 The Graham
Norton Show
With Margot
Robbie, Allison
Janney and
Alicia Vikander
(R) (S).
11.15 Horizon ? My
Amazing Brain:
Richard?s War
(R) (S).
11.55 Children Who
Kill Susanna
Reid meets
children in the
US convicted of
murder (R) (S).
11.05 Married At
First Sight
Experts select
compatible
couples
from a list of
applicants (R).
12.05 Live Winter
Olympics 2018 (S). 3.00
Live Winter Olympics
2018 (S).
12.15 Odyssey (R) (S). 12.55
Odyssey (R) (S). 1.40 Sign
Zone: Country?le (R) (S).
2.35 Sign Zone: Shane: For
The Love Of The Game (R)
(S). 3.35 Sign Zone: Hugh?s
Wild West (R) (S). 4.35 Sign
Zone: Royal Recipes (R) (S).
12.45 Police Tapes: The
Murder Of Becky Watts (R)
(S). 1.35 Jackpot247 3.00
The Jeremy Kyle Show (R)
(S). 3.55 ITV Nightscreen
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (R) (S).
12.10 The �Houses:
Britain?s Cheapest Street (R)
(S). 1.05 The Job Interview
(R) (S). 2.00 Obsessive
Compulsive Cleaners (R) (S).
2.55 One Born Every Minute
(R) (S). 3.50 Four Rooms With
Sarah Beeny (R) (S).
9pm
11pm
===
Marcella
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Live Winter Olympics
2018 Coverage of day
10 from PyeongChang,
South Korea (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 The Coroner (R)
(S). 3.00 Escape To The
Country (S). 3.45 Get
Away For Winter (S). 4.30
Antiques Road Trip (R) (S).
5.15 Pointless (R) (S).
8pm
10pm
PICK OF THE DAY
1.00 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Cowboy Builders (R) (S).
4.00 Cruising With Jane
McDonald (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Divine Designs (R) (S). 5.35
Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
Sandrine is deskbound
in ?Collateral?
9pm, BBC2
Sergio Ag黣ro could
start for Manchester
City against Wigan
in the FA Cup
7.30pm, BBC1
6.00 The Planet?s Funniest
Animals (R) (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 7.10 Dress
To Impress (R) (S). 7.55
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.20
Coronation Street (R) (S).
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (R) (S). 10.15 FILM:
Babe (Chris Noonan 1995)
Family comedy, starring
James Cromwell (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).
Christine causes bother
in ?Two Doors Down?
10pm, BBC2
10.00Family Guy (R)
(S).
10.30 Family Guy (R)
(S).
10.55 Family Guy Meg
goes out with a
naturist (R) (S).
11.00 How The Celts
Saved Britain
Part one of two
(R) (S).
11.00 FILM: Still
Alice (Richard
Glatzer, Wash
Westmoreland
2014) Drama,
with Julianne
Moore (S).
11.30 American Dad!
The family takes
a disastrous trip
to a theme park
(R) (S).
11.55 American Dad!
(R) (S).
12.00 Treasures Of Heaven
(R) (S). 1.00 Top Of The
Pops: 1982 (R) (S). 1.40 Top
Of The Pops: 1982 (R) (S).
2.20 Modus (R) (S). 3.05
Modus (R) (S). 3.50 Close
1.00 FILM: The Best Man
Holiday (Malcolm D Lee
2013) Comedy drama
sequel, starring Taye Diggs
(S). 3.25 Close
12.25 Plebs (R) (S). 12.55
Two And A Half Men (R) (S).
1.25 Two And A Half Men
(R) (S). 1.50 Totally Bonkers
Guinness World Records
(R) (S). 2.20 Teleshopping
5.50 ITV2 Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
action moves out of Beth and Eric?s
living room and down to their local
pub, where Ian and Gordon have
taken them for a birthday meal that
is gatecrashed by Christine (Elaine
C Smith) and a very drunk Colin.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Boarding Schools: The
Secret Shame ? Exposure
10.45pm ITV
Exposure, the ITV investigative
strand that ?nally blew the whistle
on Jimmy Savile, now features
journalist Alex Renton, who was
abused by a teacher at his boarding
school. He meets other victims of
paedophile staff at Britain?s
supposedly elite educational
establishmentism, and asks why
have so many perpetrators gone
undetected and unpunished?
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Still Alice
All That Heaven Allows
11pm, Film4
(Richard Glatzer, Wash
Westmoreland, 2014)
Julianne Moore earned a long
overdue best actress Oscar for playing
Alice Howland, a linguistics professor
who catches herself drawing a blank
when reaching for familiar words
and ideas and is diagnosed, shortly
after her 50th birthday, with early
onset Alzheimer?s disease. The quiet,
irrevocable slipping away of her
personality, such that the ambitious
and vivacious woman we meet in
the opening scenes is hollowed out
and helpless by the end, is expertly
modulated by Moore (left), and sad to
watch. Some of the dramatic tension
is clumsy but the script seems
thoroughly researched and sensitive.
1.05pm, Film4
(Douglas Sirk, 1955)
Widowed socialite Jane Wyman has
an outwardly enviable life in 1950s
American suburbia, barely noticing
how stultifying it all is until she falls
in love with younger, outdoorsy
gardener Rock Hudson. Society, of
course, does not approve.
===
You Don?t Mess With The Zohan
8pm, Sky Cinema Comedy
(Dennis Dugan, 2008)
The Zohan is a perm-sporting Israeli
army commando who leaves the
?ghting behind to be a hairdresser
in the US. One of Adam Sandler?s
better comedies: idiotic still, but less
clumsy than you would think.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 8.00
The Royal (R) (S). 9.00
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.25
Barging Round Britain
With John Sergeant
(R) (S). 10.55 Barging
Round Britain With John
Sergeant (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).
3.50 On The Buses (R) (S).
4.20 On The Buses (R) (S).
4.50 You?re Only Young
Twice (R) (S). 5.20 George
And Mildred (R) (S). 5.55
Heartbeat (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Coach Trip: Road To
Tenerife (R) (S). 7.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
8.00 Baby Daddy (R) (S).
9.00 Melissa & Joey (R)
(S). 9.30 Melissa & Joey (R)
(S). 10.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 10.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(R) (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 12.00
The Goldbergs (R) (S). 12.30
The Goldbergs (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 Melissa & Joey
(R) (S). 3.00 Baby Daddy (R)
(S). 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine (R) (S). 4.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 A Place In The
Sun: Winter Sun (R) (S).
10.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (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
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 1.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 2.10
Come Dine With Me (R)
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 3.10 Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 3.45 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 4.15
Come Dine With Me (R) (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 5.55 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S).
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(S). 6.30 Modern Family (R)
(S). 7.00 Modern Family
(R) (S). 7.30 Modern Family
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(S). 8.30 Futurama (R) (S).
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Warehouse 13 (R) (S). 11.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
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(S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 2.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R). 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).
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(S). 8.00 Fish Town (R) (S).
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Zoidberg visit
Hollywood (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
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Bart enters a
golf tournament
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7.30 The Simpsons
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from home (R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
prison inmate
helps the team
(R) (S).
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Police
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a suspected
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(S).
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killed (R) (S).
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7.30 Coach Trip:
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8.00 Lewis A
woman?s
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copied from the
pages of a novel
(R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
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Theory (R) (S).
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Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
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Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1?s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1?s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Radio 1?s Early
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Roberts
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6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
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11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1?s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00
Twin B
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Blues Show With Paul
Jones 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00
Johnnie Walker?s Long-Players
11.00 David Rodigan 12mdn?t
Johnnie Walker?s Sounds Of
The 70s 2.00 Radio 2?s Jazz
Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Great British Songbook 4.00
Radio 2 Playlists: Hidden
Treasures 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
9.00 Celebs Go
Dating Gemma
heads off on a
date with Daniel
(S).
9.00 Car SOS Fuzz
Townshend
and Tim Shaw
restore a 1992
Mazda RX-7 (S).
10.00DCI Banks:
Aftermath
Two-part
drama, starring
Stephen
Tompkinson (R)
(S).
10.00Naked
Attraction Judy
and Craig each
select their
dates from a
line-up (R) (S).
10.00World?s Most
Expensive Cars
A rare Ferrari
worth 19
million euros (R)
(S).
11.00 DCI Banks:
Aftermath
Conclusion.
Payne?s wife
is taken in for
questioning (R)
(S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
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Theory (R) (S).
11.00 24 Hours In
A&E A man
is put in a
medically
induced coma
following an
accident (R) (S).
11.25 The Force:
Manchester
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following the
work of Greater
Manchester
Police (R) (S).
11.55 Hotspots: On
The Frontline
(R) (S).
12.05 Joe Maddison?s
War (R) (S). 1.55 ITV3
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Teleshopping
12.05 First Dates (R) (S). 1.10
Celebs Go Dating (R) (S).
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Tattoo Fixers Valentine?s
Special (R) (S). 4.00 Rules
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How I Met Your Mother (R).
4.45 Rude(ish) Tube (R) (S).
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Nightmares (R) (S). 1.10
Car SOS (R) (S). 2.10 Grand
Designs (R) (S). 3.10 8 Out
Of 10 Cats Uncut (R) (S).
3.50 Close
12.25 Ross Kemp: Battle
For The Amazon (R) (S).
1.25 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S).
3.15 NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
(S). 4.05 It?s Me Or The Dog
(R) (S). 4.35 It?s Me Or The
Dog (R) (S). 5.05 Monkey
Life (R) (S).
12.55 The Shape Of Water:
Special 1.10 Banshee (R)
(S). 2.10 Dexter (R). 3.25
Girls (R) (S). 4.00 The West
Wing (R) (S). 5.00 The West
Wing (R) (S).
10.10 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver
New series (S).
10.45 Real Time With
Bill Maher (R).
6.30am Breakfast. Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. With guest Sally
Magnusson. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Dowland And
His Legacy. Donald Macleod
explores the work of the
English Renaissance composer.
1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. A recital
by bass-baritone Ashley
Riches and pianist Joseph
Middleton. 2.00 Afternoon
Concert. 5.00 In Tune. With
live music by Kathryn Rudge
and James Platt. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. In Tune?s specially
curated playlist. 7.30 Radio 3 In
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10.45 The Essay: New Ways
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Monty Don?s
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The Gardeners? World host visits
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The Archers. Justin makes an
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Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist.
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by Sarah Daniels. 8.00 The
Ministry Of Leave. Ben Wright
reports on the civil service?s
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Analysis. A revolution in the
way electricity is generated.
9.00 The Global Farm.
Charlotte Smith investigates
where our food comes from
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With Steven Pinker, Rob
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Young Man. By James Joyce.
11.00 Word Of Mouth. Michael
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gender identity with CN Lester.
11.30 When Yorkshire Played
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of cricket in America. 12mdn?t
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Pankhiraj 5.00 Winston In Love
5.30 The Museum Of Curiosity
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Thomas Hardy Short Stories ?
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There is no cure
for multiple
sclerosis, and
still few effective
treatments. But
researchers hope
to change that ?
with the help of a
tissue collection
bequeathed
by people with
with the disease.
Siobh醤Norton,
who has MS,
paid a visit
I
t wasn?t what I expected. True,
I had been harbouring visions
of ?ickering ?uorescent lights,
a maze of sinister hallways and
row upon row of brains in jars.
I knew that was melodramatic: this
is no low-budget horror film but a
working, modern laboratory. Still,
I was nervous: I had never seen a
brain before, or any human body
part that wasn?t attached to a living,
breathing human.
Silly me. The MS Society Tissue
Bank is a place of science, order,
and the smiliest researchers you?re
likely to come across. The brain and
spinal cord tissue, which is used
in research projects all over the
world, is mostly stored in slivers
and sections, frozen or preserved in
formaldehyde or resin. The tissue is
analysed, ?led, sorted, and stored in
a bank ? although with deep-freezers
instead of vaults. Now 20 years old,
the bank is well stocked ? more than
700 people have donated ? but the
stocks need constant replenishing.
Multiple sclerosis is an
autoimmune condition that causes
degeneration of the nervous system,
potentially affecting movement,
vision and cognitive ability over
time. The severity and progress
of the condition varies, with forms
including relapsing-remitting MS
(RRMS), where an attack is followed
by a period of recovery, and primary-
progressive MS (PPMS), which
steadily worsens over time. When I
was diagnosed with RRMS almost
six years ago, I was annoyed that I
no longer quali?ed as a blood donor,
but it had never dawned on me that
perhaps I had something just as
valuable that I could donate ? after
my death.
It?s been a long journey, says
Professor Richard Reynolds, who
personally collected the ?rst brain
in 1998. Talk of creating a tissue
bank in conjunction with
the MS Society began in
the mid-1980s. ?A lot of
my research then was
focusing on growing
cells from a brain ?
arti?cially, in a dish
? and I was studying
the damage caused
by MS,? he says. ?I
started to apply that to
animal models of MS to
see why some of the processes
that ought to repair the brain were
failing. Some of the interesting work
that we were doing made me think
that we really need to check this in
the human brain.?
There are several logistical
problems with setting up a tissue
bank: how to transport the tissue
(?there was talk of a helicopter,
or even a car, but that never quite
happened?), how to store it. And,
of course, the biggest logistical
challenge of all: the tissue. Would
people be resistant to donating
their brains? And once you convince
someone to become a donor, you?re
playing the long game: you have to
wait for people to die.
?A lot of our time was spent talking
to people with MS and their relatives
at local groups around the country,?
says Reynolds. ?In the ?rst couple of
years we must have spoken at 200
meetings, from Penzance right up to
some of the Scottish islands.
We got to know a lot about
the communities, about
the people and their
families ? how they
felt about living with
MS, what they thought
about the research.?
It must have been
encouraging for people
with MS, to hear about the
research. In the mid-1980s,
hope wasn?t a word you associated
with the condition ? not enough
was known about the disease, and
there was practically no treatment.
Even when I began treatment, I was
almost entirely limited to injectable
beta-interferon, which for me
mimicked the ?u and made me feel
worse than before.
Today, 14 different treatments are
available for patients with RRMS, in
tablet, injectable or infusion form.
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Clockwise from above: Professor Richard Reynolds; sections of
brain tissue; in the lab at the Tissue Bank; slides being prepared
for microscopic investigation KATIE HYAMS/MS SOCIETY
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I now take just two tablets a day.
For patients with PPMS, the first
treatment has just been licensed
within the European Union.
Reynolds is reluctant to claim
credit for any particular treatment
? the journey from lab to drug can
take 20 years, and it?s tough to claim
a particular tissue sample resulted
in a particular drug, he reasons. But
tissue from the bank has resulted
in the publication of more than 200
scienti?c papers ? more than a dozen
in the past year alone.
Reynolds is excited, particularly
about the field of progressive MS.
?There?s quite rapid progress
being made,? he says. ?The first
drug, ocrelizumab, has been based
firmly on all the research that has
been done over the past 10 years.
Including some that we did.?
Based within Imperial College
London, the tissue bank is both a
storage and sorting facility, and
a working laboratory, where MS
research is under way.
The sorting process is not an easy
one. The brains must be analysed,
?rst to con?rm that the donor did in
fact have MS, and to scan for other
factors which may interfere with
results: whether there had been a
previously undetected brain tumour
or Alzheimer?s, for instance. Some
brains are kept whole: they are
particularly useful for improving
imaging techniques such as MRI.
Others are sliced thinly, so they can
be examined under a microscope.
It?s hugely beneficial, explains
Reynolds, as he shows me what just
a couple of slides can reveal: you
can see the lymphocytes attacking
the protective myelin sheath
surrounding the nerve. Magnified
large on a computer screen, it looks
like a game of Pac-Man: they are
actually eating the myelin.
To this day, there is no conclusive
evidence as to what causes MS ?
no DNA test can tell you if you are
likely to develop it, and while there
are theories that MS is triggered
by stress or viruses, or affected by
vitamin D levels (the prevalence
of MS increases as you move away
from the equator), there is no magic
formula to predict or prevent it.
This is part of the reason why the
word ?cure? is almost taboo. ?That?s
a very big word,? says Reynolds,
when I broach the subject. ?It?s
possible. Theoretically possible.
As long as you can work out what
triggers it in the first place. And if
you could work out, say, that it was a
virus that triggers it 10 years before
you get symptoms, you?ve then got to
either screen the entire population of
people or treat the entire population
of people to stop something that?s
happening in one in 1,000 people.
?That?s the challenge there. You?re
talking mass vaccination for a
relatively rare condition.?
An MS vaccine may not be on
the horizon, but there is research
being done to stop the progress of
the disease in its tracks, and some
investigations are showing promise,
not just in reducing relapse rate, but
on repairing myelin, and sometimes
even reversing symptoms.
Samples were vital to researchers
at the universities of Cambridge
and Edinburgh who discovered the
importance of a molecule called
RXR-gamma in promoting myelin
repair. This has led to the design of
a clinical trial investigating a drug
that targets RXR-gamma, which will
start by the end of this year.
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We got to know a lot
about the people and
their families ? how
they felt about MS
People are very open to the idea
of tissue donation, says Reynolds.
?When we go around now we don?t
get any negative comments, and if
you?re talking to people who have
been affected by something like MS,
then everyone is willing to accept the
fact that you need to do research.?
People want to know either a lot of
detail, or nothing at all, he says.
?Sometimes, social background
plays a part. The Irish have a wake
with an open casket, so we got lots
of questions about that ? would the
body look all right?
?I was taken aside by one guy who
said, ?Well, you know how we like to
do this ? we lean on the cof?n with
a pint of Guinness and have a chat?.
But you don?t see anything at all.
?We say to people that are willing
to consent that you must talk to
the family. We ask for consent from
the next of kin as well ? the person
donating isn?t going to get a say at
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that point, so it has to be the family
that?s happy with that.?
Family members are reassured
that all they have to do is make a
phone call to the 24-hour emergency
number when the time comes.
Then, for the team at the tissue
bank, it?s a race against time to get
to that particular part of the country.
Journeys beyond the South-East are
usually made by train, and the aim
is to retrieve the brain within 24
hours, so that the tissue is of the best
possible quality.
The team welcomes donors with
or without MS ? about 10 per cent of
the brain tissue they have is non-MS
? and they also work in conjunction
with a similar scheme for people
with Parkinson?s.
In the course of 20 years, the MS
Society Tissue Bank has nearly 5,000
registered donors, but Reynolds
says they never get complacent.
?You?ve got to keep that going, like a
transplant scheme. It?s not as if we?re
just collecting them and putting
them in a freezer ? they?re going out
all the time.?
To learn more or to register as a
donor, visit mssociety.org.uk/
MS-society-tissue-bank
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Travel
tanding on a paddleboard
inthemiddleofLlyn(lake)
Padarn, looking into the
distance at the snowcapped mountain ranges
of Glyderau and the Snowdon
massif, I paddle rhythmically ?
one, two, three, swap sides; one,
two, three, swap sides; one, two,
three ? until my mind empties and
all I can feel is the gentle ?ow of
the water beneath me.
Before travelling to Wales, I?d
googled paddleboarding and seen
thumbnails of bikini-clad women
on azure waters. Essentially, it
involves standing on a long board,
not unlike those used for sur?ng,
but using ? you guessed it ? a
paddle to move through the water,
rather than relying on the surf.
The practice originated in
Hawaii, where sur?ng instructors
stood on boards as they coached
beginners, before becoming
a sport of its own in the US.
Snowdonia is no Honolulu, of
course, so here I am, trying to
avoid looking down at the icy
waters. One heavy-handed paddle
too far, and I?m a goner.
To avoid a watery fate, I begin
the session on my knees, bracing
my core to avoid rocking the
board. Under the watchful gaze of
S
my instructor Sian Sykes, I build
my con?dence mastering the four
key moves: back paddle; forward
paddle; halt; and the turn, making
big sweeping arches with the
paddle, turning my body to look
in the direction I?m moving, while
the watery extension of my arms
travels the opposite way.
Once I?ve battled the wind
to cross the lake, into an area
It takes a session
to ?nd your feet.
After that, it?s like
walking on water
enclosedbytreeswherethewaters
are calmer, I try the standing
position. Battling my extra layers
? a rash vest, wetsuit long johns,
fleece, waterproof jacket and
pants, socks, water shoes, hat and
gloves ? I manoeuvre myself on to
all fours, hoisting one leg at a time
in front of me, coming into a squat,
keeping my centre of gravity low.
As I move into standing
position, my legs begin to shake,
twitching muscles coming to life
as they attempt to keep me stable.
Travel essentials
Getting there
The closest station is Bangor,
which is served by Arriva
Trains Wales and Virgin Trains.
Staying there
The Royal Victoria Hotel
in Llanberis has doubles
2018 has been named the Year of the Sea ? a
call to explore our coastline, rivers and inland
waterways. KirstyMajorsteps up to the
challenge on a paddleboard in Snowdonia
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One woman and her
dog on a paddleboard in
Snowdonia (main) and
time for tea, or even some
soup (below)
JOY PHOTOGRAPHY
This is much harder exercise than
I imagined, but once I?m up and
paddling forward, I begin to slip
back into my calming ?one, two,
three? breaths and glide along.
As I duck to avoid a low-hanging
branch, I realise I have totally
misjudged paddleboarding,
writing it off for those too scared
to surf. Instead it?s a journey with
a pay-off. Battling winds, and
?nding the balance and strength
to master the board, it takes a
session to find your feet. After
that, it?s like walking on water.
Being so close to the lake, you can
observe the nature around you as
the tide of your thoughts recedes.
Over a break for soup on the
bank, Sian tells me why she left
her career in London advertising
to teach paddleboarding instead.
No wonder ? unlike surfing and
kayaking, paddleboarding brings
mindfulness to water sports. ?It?s
like ?oating on a water lily, you can
feel the water lapping against your
board, you see ?sh jumping out of
the water,? she says. ?You?re at
peace. I?ve seen porpoise, dolphins
and seals. You?re getting away
from the masses.?
Her company, Psyched Paddleboarding, also runs trips along
the Anglesey coast and nighttime expeditions ? with lights
attached to the bottom of the
boards, you can really see the
hidden world beneath you. Later,
having spent a good deal of the
day trying to stand upright, I will
lie down on my board and look up
to the heavens ? Snowdonia is an
International Dark Sky Reserve,
with unpolluted skies that are
ideal for stargazing.
The national park is an area
well known for its hiking, climbing
and bouldering, but having spent
quality time on its waters, I think
paddleboarding is where it?s at.
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Exit West
BYMOHSIN HAMID
This is a startling
evocation of
what all this
must be like to
be a migrant. The
brilliance is in
the simplicity
of the writing.
Saeed and Nadia, a couple
in love trying to live their
lives, escape an unspeci?ed
war-torn city.
Y
ou will actually want
people to stand in front
of Anthony McCall?s
work when you look
at it. The artist?s solid
light installations
? slow-moving line animations
projected through smoke-thickened
air ? are designed for immersion,
proportioned to the human form.
Positioned alone in a beam, you feel
yourself confined within precise
illuminated planes, stretching
back in cone formation toward the
tiny light of their projector. That
view comes to tantalising life when
broken by another human form,
casting banks of dramatic shadow
out from within the shimmering,
opalescent tunnel of white light.
If there is one criticism to be
made of the Hepworth Wake?eld?s
McCall show, it?s that it can?t come
close to satisfying our greed to hang
out with these works. Projected
horizontally across 10 metres, these
installations are hungry for space:
each takes up a good-sized gallery.
After hanging out with the three
installed for the exhibitions (two of
which are double projections ? there
are ?ve beams of animated light in
the show in total) you want to plunge
into another and another, to see how
far the possibilities might stretch,
to keep going until you become
disoriented by hazy smoke, light
spots, splay and afterimage.
For all the crisp control of the
works, they have a primal appeal:
bright light, moving smoke, the
world seen on the cave wall. A ?lm
documenting an earlier work by the
artist ? Landscape for Fire (1972) ?
certainly suggests that McCall has
long been attracted to the tension
between mathematical precision
and wild elemental forces.
T h e ?s c o r e ? fo r a n o t h e r
(unrealised) Landscape for Fire
performance is framed on the wall
beside it, and shows a neatly drawn
graph plotted with a grid of ?aming
pans, indicating the sequence with
The man
who
sculpts
with light
The American artist
Anthony McCall?s solid
light installations occupy a
space between cinema,
drawing and sculpture,
writes Hettie Judah
DVD/BLU-RAY
The Deuce
CERTIFICATE 18
The ?rst
series of the
acclaimed
David Simon
drama set in
the changing
porn industry
of 1970s New
York. James Franco
plays twin brohers trying to
scrape a living, while Maggie
Gyllenhaal is the toughcookie sex worker trying to
escape from the streets.
?Doubling Back?, 2003 (top);
?Landscape for Fire II?, 1972
(left); working sketches for
?Leaving (with Two-Minute
Silence)?, 2006-08 (above)
which they would be lit, ?ame and go
dark, in an event that if ever staged
would go on for ever.
The reality, as shown in the ?lm,
is a group of film-makers in an
Essex aerodrome following McCall
? dressed in a slim-fitting white
flare suit ? as he drops burning
matches into shallow pans of highly
?ammable liquid arranged in a grid,
before ?nishing off the arrangement
with a smoke bomb. There?s an
enthusiastic wind blowing and the
pans of flame lick wildly, casting
black fumes into the damp air.
Even by the standards of 1970s
?happenings? it is spectacular, if
hazardous and, one imagines, toxic.
The milieu in which McCall
presented these early works was
invigorating: participants and
viewers included artists Carolee
Schneemann, Gustav Metzger,
and the Exit collective that later
formed the punk band Crass. In
1972 a body calling themselves the
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Th
hey have a
primal appeal:
bright light,
moving smoke,
the world seen
on a cave wall
ICES (International Carnival of
Experimental Sound) chartered a
return train to Edinburgh on which
music, readings, dance and other
arty situations occurred en route,
and McCall was to present a fire
performance at the destination. The
organisers neglected to alert the
Edinburgh ?re brigade, so McCall
was reduced to presenting a smokeonly work in the yard of the Richard
Demarco gallery.
McCall?s first experiments with
solid light were conducted in 1973
using cigarette smoke and ambient
dust, ?rst catching focused rays of
sunlight from a window and later
the light of his hand in the animated
16mm film Line Describing a Cone.
Living in New York at the time,
McCall experimented with solid
light for a few years, before stepping
away from the art world for over two
decades and pursuing a career as a
graphic designer.
His departure was not for any
want of recognition, but if anything
the obverse: moved into the formal
context of a clean white cube gallery,
McCall?s light projections lost
their solidity. In an environment of
archival care the artworks died: they
were dependent on the ubiquitous
cigarette smoke and ambient dust
of the scrappier spaces for which
they were ?rst designed. It was the
development of the haze machine
and digital projections that brought
McCall back into the art world in the
early 2000s: technology, essentially,
had caught up with his imagination.
And what an extraordinary and
unusual imagination it is. Beside
documentation of his earlier
experiments with ?re and light, the
display portions of the Hepworth
Wakefield?s exhibition is given to
illustrating how McCall conceives
of these shifting, immaterial,
sculptures. While the experience
of standing in a solid light work
feels quite simple, the conception of
them requires a headache-inducing
degree of multidimensional thought.
Some suites of drawings show
McCall plotting the evolving shapes
that will appear on the projection
screen. In others he offers a 3D
image of what the cone of light will
look like from within at various
stages of the work. In a parallel
series he suggests quite precisely
what it will look like from without.
One solid light installation in the
show ? Doubling Back (2003) ? is
based on the idea of horizontal and
vertical waves crossing each other
on the projection screen: I can?t
conceive of the mental gymnastics
involved in plotting what the
projected beams of light from that
work would look like if you stood
inside them.
Occupying a space between
cinema, drawing and sculpture,
each of the installations is the
product of a very slow-moving
animation in which the audience
occupies the projection space. Sped
up, the animations would appear
as moving image on the screen,
attracting attention like hypnotic
abstract ?lms.
McCall early realised that the
difference between a ?lm, in which
people stepped back and adopted
the role of passive spectators, and a
work of sculpture, in which people
became active participants, was
simply a question of speed.
A sketch in one of his notebooks
depicts similar cones of light on
facing pages. The scenario on the
left page, above the instruction
?slower?, is described as ?five
minutes of pure sculpture?: the
scenario on the right, above the
word ?faster?, is labelled ?five
minutes of pure cinema?.
Seductive as the solid light
installations are, there is also
something stately about them:
unlike the early fire and smoke
works, they don?t exude wild
bacchanalian vibes. While no back
story is offered as to what might have
inspired it, the double beam work
Leaving (With Two-Minute Silence)
(2009) is explicitly memorial.
The only work with an audio track
(almost imperceptible ambient
traffic noise described by the
artist as a ?sound shroud?) pauses
halfway through each sequence,
the movement so slow it was
almost imperceptible, and sound
so quotidian it seemed incidental
become, in their absence, keenly
felt. In that sudden, subtle switch,
McCall, with his precise brain and
attention to detail, awakens a hyperawareness of the environment he
has so meticulously constructed.
?Anthony McCall: Solid Light
Works? is at the Hepworth gallery,
Wake?eld, West Yorkshire, until
3 June. On 19 May the gallery will
stage ?Line Describing a Cone? as
part of the exhibition ?Expanded
Cinema?, a day of events exploring
McCall?s work
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The weekend?s
television
ROB EPSTEIN
Like Butch Cassidy
and the Kid ? but in
an incompetent way
� The Young Offenders BBC1 BBC3, 11.25pm
� Everything Sucks! Net?ix
C
onor (Alex Murphy) and
Jock (Chris Walley) ?rst
appeared two years ago, in
a low-? bromantic comedy
?lm about two likely lads who
cycled across Ireland in search
of one of the bales of drugs they
imagined would be littering the
coastline after a traf?cking boat
had capsized off the coast of West
Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
Murphy and Walley pitched their
characters impeccably, providing
a portrait of male adolescence
that was as intelligent as it was
endearing. They are no less moving
in The Young Offenders, a televisual
spin-off available on both BBC3
and BBC1.
BBC3?s youthful audience will
no doubt see elements of their own
lives mirrored on screen, while
for those coming to it late-night
(post-pub?) on a Friday night, it
will have an aura of nostalgia ? and
schadenfreude. Our school days
may have been riddled with angst
and strife, but thank goodness we
weren?t like this pair of larrikins.
In the ?rst episode, they were
stripping lead from a roof, getting
caught in the act and providing one
of the most memorable ?escapes?
since Butch Cassidy and the Kid ?
only, given they?re no Redford and
Newman, Conor and Jake tried
leaping between buildings and fell
two storeys on to a pile of rubbish
bags. It was the sort of bathetic,
disarming punchline that makes
these rogues lovable.
Itt was the sort of
bathetic, disarming
punchline that makes
these rogues loveable
The series allows room for the
characters to breathe. As Conor
said in the second episode to his
headmaster: ?You don?t know
who I am.? Indeed, we didn?t. But
we?re starting to ?nd out. In the
second episode, the pair?s ?edgling
romances with their school
principal?s daughters was explored.
Jock, in typical braggadocio
fashion, explained to Conor that
you have to break off a relationship
as soon as you like the girl too
much, or you?ll end up a drug
addict on the street.
Despite that sort of advice, Conor
had been doing rather well ? in a
stumbling, fumbling sort of way ?
until, that is, he was challenged to a
wrestle by his potential paramour?s
father and lost his cool. The
wrestling match itself provided a
Chris Walley as Jock O?Keeffe and
Alex Murphy as Connor MacSweeney
in ?The Young Offenders? VICOFILMS
nice turn of physical comedy and
was accompanied by ?Habanera?
from Carmen. ?Love is a rebellious
bird/ That none can tame,? goes
Bizet?s aria. It?s a sentiment that
Jock, rejected for the ?rst time,
learnt the hard way.
The Young Offenders has already
been recommissioned for a
second series - and with good
reason. There is a naturalism to
the comedy that is charming, and
an outlandishness that ful?ls the
slapstick quotient.
Long may the boys? incompetent
scheming continue.
You want 1990s? You got it.
Slap bracelets, trolls, scrunchies,
grunge, Star Wars prequels,
phat (not obese), tie-dye,
unthreatening hip-hop, denim
jackets, ?shnets, Tori Amos,
Pop-Tarts. Net?ix?s comedy
Everything Sucks! has been hyped
as doing for the 1990s what
Stranger Things did for the 1980s.
It doesn?t. Granted, there are
enough references to make you
feel like you were there (reader,
you were ? and not that long ago,
either), but a comedy needs more
than a slow-burn shoehorning-in
of vague reminiscences.(And
as for the debate about Alanis
Morissette?s ?Ironic? lyrics ? that
felt old hat 20 years ago.)
Plot-wise, it?s about two groups
of pariah teenagers, from an A/V
Club and Drama Club, trying to ?nd
meaning in their boring home town
of Boring, Oregon. It has a Freaks
and Geeks vibe, only the characters
are neither as freaky nor geeky as
those in Judd Apatow?s seminal
series, and there?s barely a fresh
thought on show.
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these dif?cult changes of tone.
At the start, she has the timing,
the downmarket accent and the
twinkle of a stand-up comic as she
regales us with stories.
She met her husband in the
queue for a ?ight where her
instant dislike for the man turned
to love when he wittily saw off
two beautiful, pushy models who
were faking friendliness towards
him just to cut into the queue.
A passionate marriage ensues,
with children, and ? fuelled by
his belief in her ? a more daring
Carey Mulligan career in producing ?lms than she
puts in a superb had envisaged the day she went
performance for an interview to be the PA to an
in ?Girls & Boys? assistant documentary director.
MARC BRENNER Like her spouse, she takes a wicked
delight in running rings round
the privileged. Her outspokenly
funny chats are interspersed
with glimpses of a woman at
home playing with her two
small children. It?s not entirely a
surprise when the marriage starts
to unravel: ?I had thought that
the man I loved had changed. But
this was so much worse. This was
realising that he had never existed
in the ?rst place.?
Mulligan is superb at
suggesting a woman struggling to
maintain her composure so that
she can meet us on this desolate
ground with the facts and her
thoughts about the matter.
You might have expected that a
piece that begins so cheerily and
ends so chasteningly would feel
broken-backed or schizoid. But
it doesn?t because Kelly?s script
convinces you that the husband,
like many men, is a disaster
waiting to happen and because
the bleak arctic wastes that lie on
the energy and vividness of the
the other side of tragedy. The show
writing never let up. A remarkable
is jolly, then it punches you in the
return for Mulligan.
gut and it sends out a feminist
To 17 March
message of shocking power.
PAUL TAYLOR
Mulligan?s performance retains
a moving openness through all
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THEATRE
Girls & Boys
ROYAL COURT, LONDON
HHHHH
Carey Mulligan made her stage
debut at the Royal Court when
she was 19, playing a narcoleptic
teenager in Kevin Elyot?s Forty
Winks. Now, she returns there for
a project in which she takes to the
stage alone, in a world premiere
for this show, scripted by Dennis
Kelly (Matilda) and directed by
Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica).
It?s a mouth-watering team and
they take us on an extraordinary
journey from clubby laughter to
POP
OPERA
Simple Minds
Iolanthe
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON
COLISEUM, LONDON
HHHHH
Simple Minds once promised us
a miracle but this performance
is far too disjointed for that. Two
?ummoxing (and unenlightening)
Q&As mid-set don?t help. The
?ow and ?vibe? of the concert are
momentarily lost.
It?s clear from the beginning,
too, that there is an issue with
singer Jim Kerr?s sound levels,
with his typically robust vocals
sounding sludgy. He unleashes
his legion of frontman moves ?
dropping to his knees, twirling
his mic, thrusting his hands aloft
and habitually shuf?ing across
the stage like MC Hammer ? but
the audience?s response is oddly
muted. One woman behind me
even naps throughout the entirety
of their new material, which is
slightly unfair.
However, everyone (including
the woman behind me) wakes up
for a rousing eight-song ?nale,
our teenage selves stirred by their
anthemic ?Don?t You Forget About
Me?, from the eighties? teen movie,
The Breakfast Club.
BEN WALSH
THE INDEPENDENT
V&A, LONDON SW7
This exhibition, the most
comprehensive ever about
international ocean liners, is
bookended by two ships: Brunel?s
groundbreaking Great Eastern of
1859, which transformed ocean
travel, and the Queen Elizabeth
II of 1969, which brought the era
of great ocean-going passenger
shipping to a close. Between these
two vessels a whole transport
culture is on display, from fabulous
posters for the liners to archive
?lm clips, showing how the
golden age of ocean travel
helped shape the modern world.
(020 7942 2000) to 17 Jun
FILM
The Shape of Water
GUILLERMO DEL TORO, 120 MINS
A cross between a Cold War
thriller and a Disney-style fairy
tale, albeit one with its share of
sex and gore. Sally Hawkins stars
as a young mute woman who
works as a cleaner at a mysterious
government laboratory in the
early-1960s and she is so utterly
captivating here that even
the strange, scaly, Amazonian
creature that is being kept in
top secret at the lab falls for her.
Nationwide release
Loveless
15, ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV, 124 MINS
A barbed, vicious and darkly
humorous account of a break-up,
starring Maryana Spivak and
Aleksey Rozin. Loveless isn?t
cheerful viewing, but it is virtuoso
?lm-making by one of the few
contemporary directors whose
work bears comparison with
that of the great auteurs from
an older era in arthouse cinema.
Limited release
Black Panther
12A, RYAN COOGLER, 134 MINS
This is one of the most
entertaining of recent superhero
?lms, with an intelligence and
a political dimension. It?s an
action movie that owes as
much to Malcolm X as it does
to Captain America, touching
on deeper subjects regarding
race and oppression, by a
director who knows that the
main purpose of a Marvel movie
is to entertain a mass audience.
Nationwide release
HHHHH
Arthur Sullivan and WS Gilbert
didn?t like each other and both
had loftier ambitions than the
creation of operettas. They
were put in harness to create an
English school of comic opera
to rival the Parisian operettas of
Offenbach, and while sometimes
equalling that composer in
melodic invention, they outdid
him in terms of both comedy and
satirical bite. Yet even today ? or
perhaps especially today, given
the new nervousness regarding
any kind of gender-joke ? there
are supposedly sophisticated
people who don?t get the point.
Iolanthe includes some
deliciously convoluted gender
jokes, and at the same time lets ?y
at the British political class in a
manner which needs no updating.
Apart from the inevitable Boris
peer, there are virtually no topical
allusions in Cal McCrystal?s new
Iolanthe, which sticks faithfully
to the text and allows conductor
Timothy Henty to tease out all the
beauties in the score.
McCrystal is a slapstick
merchant, and he?s created
VISUAL ARTS
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style
TALKS & POETRY
Mick Herron
VARIOUS VENUES
Samantha Price as Iolanthe in English National Opera?s version of the
Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera at the Coliseum in London
a frantically busy backcloth
of running sight-gags and
stuffed animals which have
little connection with the plot.
Moreover, he opens with a
bolted-on piece of music-hall
which unhelpfully defuses the
action in advance (and contains
a piece of tastelessly sexist smut
which should be excised).
The ?rst two acts are too
effortful, too careful - even
that celebrated farceur Andrew
Shore seems to be reining
himself in ? and the result is
nowhere near funny enough. But
Yvonne Howard?s Fairy Queen is
splendidly Wagnerian, Samantha
Price as Iolanthe makes the most
of her big Verdian aria, Ellie
Laugharne?s Phyllis charms, and
Marcus Farnsworth?s tap-dancing
Strephon is winningly ingenuous.
Until April 7
MICHAEL CHURCH
THE INDEPENDENT
The writer talks about the ?fth
book in his Jackson Lamb series
of spy thrillers, London Rules.
West End Lane Books, London NW6
(020 7431 3770) tonight 7.30pm;
Daunt Books, Marylebone High St,
London W1 (020 7224 2295) Wed
7pm; Heffers, Cambridge (01223
463200) Thur 6.30pm
LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0
LSE, LONDON WC2
A series of events exploring the
?Five Giants? identi?ed in the
Beveridge report of 1942, re-cast
for the 21st century and the world
of globalisation. Among the
NEWS
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Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
VOICES
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TV
28-29
DANCE
POP
Pale Waves
VARIOUS VENUES
While critics fret over the divide
between their goth chic and
pop instincts, expect a growing
army of Waves-watchers to
mass regardless. Songs such
as the swooning, chiming ?My
Obsession? suggest all the young
romantics lack is a John Hughes
?lm to tag them to. Forum,
Tunbridge Wells (ticketweb.uk)
tonight; Boileroom, Guildford
(seetickets.com) Tue; Storey?s Field
Centre, Cambridge (seetickets.
com) Thur; Westgarth Social Club,
Middlesbrough (seetickets.com) Fri
Baxter Dury
VARIOUS VENUES
Break-up albums often cosset
the emotions depicted within,
but Baxter Dury?s latest is a
more hilarious, heart-breaking
variant. Pitched between
Serge Gainsbourg?s male selfaggrandisement and Sleaford
Mods? kitchen-sink jabs, Prince
of Tears is a spiky, self-lacerating
near-classic from a singer ful?lling
his long-percolating promise.
Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (dice.fm)
tonight; Stereo, Glasgow (seetickets.
com) Tue; Gorilla, Manchester
(gigsandtours.com) Wed; Colston
Hall, Bristol (dice.fm) Thur
Brian Fallon &
the Howling Weather
VARIOUS VENUES
The Gaslight Anthem?s Brian
Fallon tours his second
solo album, Sleepwalkers,
where a raw, romantic faith in
Springsteen-ian rock?n?soul
holds ?rm. Hippodrome, Kingston
upon Thames (kingstonhippodrome.
co.uk) tonight; Institute,
Birmingham (axs.com) Tue;
Ritz, Manchester (gigsandtours.
com) Wed; ABC, Glasgow
(seetickets.com) Thur; Koko,
London NW1 (stargreen.com) Fri
Alvvays
THEATRE
Strangers on a Train
SADLER?S WELLS, LONDON EC1
RICHMOND THEATRE,
This year?s line-up includes
?amenco star Jes鷖 Carmona,
Isabel Bay髇 Compa耥a and a
rare sighting of ?amenco diva La
Chana. (020 7863 8000) to Sat
An effective and taut adaptation
by Craig Warner of the Patricia
Highsmith novel/Hitchcock ?lm.
It?s exceptionally well cast, with
Chris Harper chilling as Bruno,
a man with no discernible ethos
beyond complete self-regard,
and John Middleton delivering
a calmly astute Arthur Gerard,
the retired private investigator
who turns out to be not quite the
plodding buffoon that Bruno takes
him for. (atgtickets.com) to Sat
Rose Matafeo
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Kooky, wisecracking Rose
Matafeo reckons that such traits
in romcom world would make her
the ?sassy best friend?. It?s a trope
that lends this show its title ? and a
platform from which to take down
other stock female character
types. (020 7478 0100) to Sat
John Robins
VARIOUS VENUES
John Robins hits the road with The
Darkness of Robins, an achingly
honest account of his split from
fellow comic Sara Pascoe that
bagged him last year?s Edinburgh
Comedy Award. Stand, Glasgow
(0141 212 3389) tonight; Stand,
Newcastle (0191 300 9700) Tue;
Memorial Hall, Shef?eld
(0114 2 789 789) Wed; Swindon
Arts Centre (01793 524481) Fri
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COMEDY
speakers are David Goodhart,
Richard Layard, John Kay, Polly
Toynbee, Louise Doughty, David
Willetts, Nicci Gerrard, Paul
Dolan, Danny Dorling and Lynsey
Hanley. (020 7955 6043) to Sat
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VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, LONDON WC2
Kathy Burke directs this second
major production in the year-long
celebration of Oscar Wilde that
Dominic Dromgoole is bringing
to the West End. This revival
helps to rejuvenate the play with
some sparky casting ? including
Samantha Spiro and Jennifer
Saunders ? and by pouring
real feeling into the creaky
melodramatic conventions from
which Wilde was unable to free
himself. (0330 333 4814) to 7 Apr
First
Chance
Opening
this week
FILM
I, Tonya
15, CRAIG GILLESPIE, 119 MINS
Margot Robbie stars as Olympic ?gure
skater Tonya Harding in this black
comedy-drama. Opens Fri
THEATRE
Fanny & Alexander
OLD VIC, LONDON SE1
Penelope Wilton stars in Stephen
Beresford?s adaptation of the Ingmar
Bergman ?lm. (0844 871 7628) previews
from Wed; opens 1 Mar
CLASSICAL
Hall�
BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER
Karina Canellakis conducts
Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn.
(0161 907 9000) opens Wed
VARIOUS VENUES
Luminous jangle and doe-eyed
melancholy: it?s not a new
combination, but it works in the
hands of Molly Rankin?s Toronto
indie-pop dreamers. The second
album, Antisocialites, stakes out a
melodically sweet spot between
the Chromatics and Camera
Obscura with blithe sweetness
and blurry atmospherics to
spare. Academy, Manchester
(gigsandtours.com) tonight;
Church, Leeds (seetickets.com) Wed;
Academy, Leicester (wegottickets.
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Rachel Newton
VARIOUS VENUES
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award
Musician of the Year 2017 and
Scots Trad Music Awards
Instrumentalist of the Year 2016
takes her album Here?s My Heart
Come Take It on the road for a solo
tour. Brindley Theatre, Runcorn
(0151 907 8360) tonight; Bridgwater
Arts Centre (01278 422700) Thur;
St Petroc?s Parish Centre, Bodmin
(crbo.ticketsolve.com) Fri
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FILM
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This comedy-drama
about a teenager (Saoirse
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up on the wrong side of the
tracks in Sacramento in
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the best American comingof-age ?lms since Barry
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and directed by Greta
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RETAIL
Church criticises Ashley
over ?Victorian? conditions
By Kalyeena Makortoff
Mike Ashley?s Sports Direct has been
chastised by the Church of England
over the treatment of factory
workers and governance failings at
the retailer.
The Church Commissioners,
which manage the Church?s �9bn
investment fund, criticised the
sportswear firm amid a string of
controversies at the high street chain.
In letters delivered to the company,
the Church is thought to have touched
on issues including executive pay and
working conditions at the retailer.
The correspondence came at a
time when Sports Direct was dealing
with serious operational, governance
and risk-oversight problems.
These included what unions
described as ?Victorian? working
conditions at the chain?s Shirebrook
factory in Derbyshire, and the
retention of Keith Hellawell as
chairman against the wishes of
key shareholders.
The retailer also admitted to
paying warehouse workers below the
national minimum wage in 2016.
Mr Ashley, who also owns
Newcastle United Football Club, was
questioned by MPs on the issues,
after which Sports Direct ordered
in-house law ?rm RPC to carry out a
review of the failings.
The Church?s investment arm,
It is a dif?cult time for Mr
Ashley, who was recently
involved in a slapstick legal battle,
with pro?ts at his retail empire
plunging 67.3 per cent to �.8m
in the ?rst half of the year.
which has a minority holding in
Sports Direct, made its disapproval
clear at the group?s AGM, voting
against the re-election of both Mr
Hellawell and chief executive Mr
Ashley in 2017, as well as the head
of the remuneration committee and
remuneration report.
The Church of England declined
to comment.
Church Commissioners also
voted against a proposed �m back
payment to Mr Ashley?s brother and
former Sports Direct IT director
John Ashley, which had upset
investors, and backed an initiative
by union Unite, which called for
an independent review of working
practices and corporate governance.
It is understood that the Church
still holds its stake in the business
and continues to engage over key
areas of concern.
Mike Ashley has been criticised over
executive pay and working conditions
The intervention by the Church
Commissioners falls in line with its
responsible investment policy, which
sees its engagement team work with
firms on environmental, social and
governance issues.
A spokesman for Sports Direct
said: ?The board received backing
from a majority of independent
shareholders at the AGM in
September 2017, at which many of
these issues were addressed.?
EQUALITY
Employers
?in dark ages?
about rights
of women
By Alan Jones
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
There?s no doubt
Britain as a
whole really
punches above
its weight in
terms of its
contribution to
life sciences.
Louise Makin
Chief executive of
FTSE 250 drugs
maker BTG
USWITCH.COM
SURVEY
Which energy supplier topped the
uSwitch.com annual customer
satisfaction report?
Challenger energy ?rm Octopus, a
major investor in solar farms, took
the top spot for overall customer
satisfaction with a score of 96 per
cent after being included for the ?rst
time since its launch in 2016.
Are smaller ?rms encouraging the
bigger players to up their game?
Not exactly. Overall customer
satisfaction had dropped for the
?rst time since 2011. It fell by 2.5 per
cent with Scottish Power the only
supplier included in previous
surveys that had improved on its
previous score.
How did the larger brands fare?
The big six energy companies were
all at the bottom of the table, with
NPower receiving the lowest score
for overall satisfaction with 65 per
cent. But, in the customer service
section of the report, NPower
achieved the biggest improvement
with 4 per cent.
Which other companies did well
in the survey?
Bulb was second with a score of
92 per cent - it was also included
in the ranking for the ?rst time. It
was followed by Utility Warehouse.
However, Ovo Energy, which had
scored ?rst place for the past three
years, dropped to fourth with a 9 per
cent fall in its rating.
Do the smaller energy brands
always do better?
The top seven suppliers this year
all scored better than the big six
has ever done. But this does not
mean newer suppliers are free
from criticsm; Ofgem is currently
investigating whether fast-growing
brand Iresa broke customer
service rules.
Employers are being accused of
having ?antiquated? attitudes to
recruiting women as new evidence
revealed that many believe it is
reasonable to ask about plans to have
children during a job interview.
A survey of over 1,100 decisionmakers found that three out of five
agreed a woman should have to
disclose whether she is pregnant
during the recruitment process,
and almost half thought it was
acceptable to ?nd out if women had
young children.
The Equality and Human Rights
Commission (EHRC) said its study
showed that many employers needed
more support to better understand
the basics of discrimination law and
the rights of pregnant women and
new mothers.
EHRC chief executive Rebecca
Hilsenrath said: ?It is a depressing
reality that, when it comes to the
rights of pregnant woman and new
mothers in the workplace, we are still
living in the dark ages.
?We should all know very well that
it is against the law not to appoint a
woman because she is pregnant or
might become pregnant. Yet we also
know women routinely get asked
questions around family planning
in interviews.?
The EHRC said its survey revealed
antiquated beliefs, including two out
of ?ve saying women who have had
more than one child while in the same
job can be a ?burden? to their team.
Half of those questioned said workers
sometimes resented women who
were pregnant or on maternity leave.
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41
on
Monday
IAN BURRELL
America?s first-class ?Post?
I
f Meryl Streep wins the Oscar
for Best Actress next month it
will be a time for celebration
among the news media and a
moment of some discomfort for
Donald Trump.
For one thing, Streep would get
to make an acceptance speech.
A year ago at the Golden Globes
she denounced the President as a
bully for his ?disrespect? towards
a disabled reporter. He responded
with a tweet calling her ?one of
the most over-rated actresses
in Hollywood?.
She spoke publicly again in
November, as battle raged
between the White House and
the US media, thanking the
press ?on behalf of a grateful
nation? and telling journalists in
her audience: ?You?re gorgeous,
you?re ambitious, contrarian, ?ery,
dogged and determined bullshit
detectives.? After that, think what
she might come up with if she
gets an Academy Award for her
portrayal of Katharine Graham,
the ?rst female publisher of a
major American newspaper and a
woman who played a key part in the
downfall of a previous Republican
President, Richard Nixon.
The Post, the Steven Spielbergdirected ?lm for which Streep
is nominated, is powerful
because it alludes to similarities
between the current political
era and the early 1970s, when
Graham?s Washington Post and
The New York Times, through their
reporting of the leaked top-secret
Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam
War, took on an authoritarian,
media-despising President.
It?s more than a period drama,
and not just because Trump
critics have an appetite for a
narrative demonstrating that
whistle-blowing and investigative
reporting can lead to an initiation of
impeachment proceedings.
This is also an important
daily
money
People in their late 20s have worse
credit ratings than teenagers,
according to The Guardian. Data
from credit ratings agency Experian,
which was shared exclusively with
Guardian Money, suggests that, on
average, people who are 18 or 19 have
Oscar hope: Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in ?The Post? NIKO TAVERNISE
contemporary ?lm because of a
sub-plot about the ?nancing of
The Washington Post, a relatively
small, city-based paper lacking the
money to compete with the bigger
New York Times. We see Graham,
a lone woman in a man?s world,
bravely publishing in de?ance
of government lawyers, while
simultaneously risking a crucial
stock market ?otation.
Today The Washington Post is
not short of money. It is expanding
internationally and being
positioned to compete to become
the world?s most-read quality
English language title.
While Spielberg?s ?lm celebrates
the Post?s journalistic tradition,
with Tom Hanks playing Ben
Bradlee (the editor who later
oversaw the paper?s investigation of
Watergate), the key reason for the
paper?s current muscle fell outside
the director?s timeframe: in 2013,
Graham?s family sold the paper for
a bargain $250m to Jeff Bezos, the
founder and CEO of Amazon.
Bezos?s surprise investment in
?old media? was controversial, and
some suspected that he hoped to
censor criticism of the voracious
growth of his business empire,
which is now closing in on a market
value of $1 trillion.
When Bezos bought the Post its
digital audience stood at 27 million
in the US and less than 10 million
abroad. In less than ?ve years, it
has trebled domestic readership
to 90 million ? ?nally winning
recognition as a ?national? title
alongside The New York Times,
The Wall Street Journal and USA
Today ? and its international
readership has grown to 30 million.
It has also greatly expanded its
reporting resources, hiring 60 new
journalists and opening bureaus in
Paris, Brussels, Rome, Istanbul and
Hong Kong.
Bezos has driven this growth
by focusing on technology to give
better credit scores than those in
their 20s, 30s or 40s. The age range at
which people usually have the worst
credit scores is between 26 and 30.
The ?gures suggest credit ratings
start quite high in people?s teenage
years, when they are something of a
blank canvas. Scores then drop until
they begin going up again at around
age 31. Ratings then continue to
climb, with the highest point at age
55 and over.
The bank highlighted romance
scams as another danger, where
fraudsters will often use ?attery
and manipulate victims to gain
their trust. It also pointed to holiday
scams, which involve fraudsters
preying on people?s excitement at
the prospect of booking a trip away
and eagerness not to miss out on the
best possible deal, only for the victim
to ?nd out later that the holiday is
not real.
***
Online fraudsters are playing on
people?s emotions, NatWest has
warned. The bank said scammers are
tapping into their targets? emotions,
such as excitement, trust and
desire. It said a common scam was
?goods not received? ? cases where
someone pays for something, but
does not receive it. This involves
scammers playing on people?s
natural willingness to trust websites
that appear to be authentic.
NatWest has urged people to
double-check that websites are safe
before clicking the ?buy? button and
to check the contact address and
other details of the company before
sending any money.
***
Interest rates on savings accounts
are starting to improve, but savers
are still losing more to in?ation
readers a ?frictionless? experience
(emulating Amazon). The Post?s
pioneering Arc software ensures
fast-loading stories and adverts; it
measures the success of headlines
and evaluates whether individual
readers prefer pictures or video.
But Bezos gives the newsroom
?complete independence?,
according to Marty Baron, the
current editor.
Baron has himself enjoyed
Oscar glory; Spotlight, which won
Best Picture and Best Original
Screenplay in 2016, told how The
Boston Globe, then edited by Baron,
uncovered systematic child abuse
in the Catholic Church. Hollywood?s
reverence for the US press is in
marked contrast to the hostility of
many British actors towards the
UK?s ?Fourth Estate?, with Sienna
Miller, John Cleese and Hugh Grant
among those calling for reformed
media regulation.
On Friday, Baron gave a
lecture at Oxford University?s
Reuters Institute for the Study
of Journalism about editing the
Post in the era of Trump. He
described how Trump had tried
to ?dehumanise? the US media,
?calling us ?disgusting?, ?scum?, the
?lowest form of humanity?, even ?the
lowest form of life?.? But the US
press had shown backbone in the
face of this ?unrelenting assault?,
he said.
Baron spoke of the importance
of America?s First Amendment and
quoted a ?nding from the Pentagon
Papers judge, Justice Hugo Black,
which the editor said re?ected the
?soul? of American journalism:
?The press was protected so
that it could bare the secrets of
government and inform the people.
Only a free and unrestrained press
can effectively expose deception
in government.?
If Streep wins, the President
should brace for a similar broadside.
Twitter: @iburrell
that they are earning in interest,
according to Moneyfacts.
Rates across the savings market
had risen for 13 months in a row
and are continuing to outweigh
cuts, it said. The ?gures show that
there were 56 individual rate cuts
in January, compared with 126 rate
rises. This includes 46 ISA rate rises
and 11 ISA cuts.
?It?s great to see savings rates
improving for yet another month,
largely fuelled by competition
among the challenger banks,?
said Rachel Springall, ?nance
expert at Moneyfacts.
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BUSINESS
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CONSTRUCTION
Cautious rise in
share payouts
Investor considers
suing Carillion
UK companies cautiously
raised shareholder payouts last
year as ?rms started to recover
from the Brexit-hit pound.
Dividends grew just 3 per cent
on a headline basis to $95.7bn
(�bn), according to the Janus
Henderson Global Dividend
Index, following a 3.5 per cent
drop a year earlier. Dividend
growth was 1.9 per cent in the
rest of Europe.
Carillion investors were ??eeing
for the hills? after realising
the construction giant was
heading for disaster. Evidence
to a parliamentary inquiry into
the company?s collapse last
month showed one investor was
considering suing Carillion, and
believes management should
be investigated. Almost 1,000
Carillion workers have been
made redundant.
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WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
British Steel?s owners are
betting on a miraculous rebirth
of UK steel-making with plans
to plough �0m into the
company?s turnaround. Private
equity backers Greybull are in
talks to raise tens of millions
of pounds in fresh ?nancing
that will bankroll a radical
modernisation of its plants.
After months of uproar about
his �0m bonus, Jeff Fairburn,
chief executive of housebuilder
Persimmon, revealed he never
wanted that much in the ?rst
place. He always planned to
give away a big chunk but he
wanted it to be private, he said.
Good causes will bene?t via a
charitable trust.
The Sunday Telegraph
The Observer
THE WEEK AHEAD
Banks to report on
annual figures
RB sales affected
by weak trading
Britain?s banks will reveal
annual ?gures this week after
a year clouded by mis-selling
scandals and controversy over
past misdeeds. Royal Bank
of Scotland?s performance,
which reports on Friday, will
hinge on whether it is hit by a
pending settlement with the US
Department of Justice.
Reckitt Benckiser, the
consumer goods multinational,
reports its full-year results
today. Weaker trading
conditions and a cyber attack
have thwarted hopes of a 3 per
cent organic sales growth. It
needs a strong fourth quarter to
reach its revised target of a ?at
like-for-likes.
Standard Life
merger results
KPMG to appear
before committee
Standard Life Aberdeen will
report its full-year results
on Friday. Since Standard
Life and Aberdeen Asset
Management merged, investors
will be looking for evidence the
merger is being well-executed
and that performance is
improving in the underlying
operating businesses.
KPMG will appear in front
of the Business and Pensions
Committee on Thursday over
its role as Carillion?s auditor. It
has audited Carillion?s accounts
since 1999. KPMG provided
pensions advisory work in order
to improve the employers?
covenant for Pensions
Protection Fund purposes.
The day at
a glance
* last week?s changes
FTSE 100 up 202.3* at 7,294.7
Company
Price
Chg
High
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
Halma
905.0
1906.0
1748.6
914.6
2662.0
2031.0
4739.5
496.6
597.8
200.1
551.8
1577.4
473.4
4451.5
3800.0
649.0
228.4
2034.0
1552.0
4811.0
128.2
2459.0
1547.5
2482.0
4453.0
6705.0
2505.0
385.8
1647.0
394.6
1557.0
1400.0
258.7
416.5
388.0
1318.6
1223.0
+16.6
+53.5
+144.2
+38.6
+65.0
+68.5
-30.5
+10.1
+39.2
+7.2
-2.2
+102.0
+3.4
+39.0
+40.0
+15.6
-2.5
+11.0
+54.0
+24.0
+3.4
+243.0
+41.0
+102.0
+180.0
-15.0
+67.5
+7.3
+61.0
+61.5
+40.0
+162.0
+4.8
+17.0
+27.0
+27.6
+44.0
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
236.0
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
Low
684.0
1698.0
950.1
11.1
2476.0
1476.0
4260.0
482.2
533.5
177.3
6.3
1103.0
436.9
4064.0
2861.0
587.0
224.3
1930.0
1481.5
4241.0
119.7
1802.0
1396.5
27.0
3300.3
6615.0
2186.5
328.4
906.4
169.8
1428.0
1213.0
247.8
3.0
270.0
1235.2
949.3
Company
Price
Chg
High
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Just Eat
King?sher
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
462.7
1682.0
760.8
608.0
2657.5
689.0
4703.0
4993.0
171.9
3226.0
890.0
359.0
943.8
256.8
67.7
4050.0
298.8
583.0
2118.0
1863.0
220.8
749.6
4921.0
3424.0
246.4
8295.0
700.6
2423.0
1839.0
6306.0
6568.0
1491.0
290.4
4102.0
832.2
275.4
2263.0
-3.1
+5.0
+29.0
+16.6
+20.0
+29.4
+199.0
+219.0
+11.9
+116.0
+83.2
+9.3
+6.9
+7.3
+1.2
+187.0
+12.7
+16.0
+112.0
+97.0
+4.1
+0.1
+199.0
+314.0
+19.8
+145.0
+41.8
+14.0
+69.0
+288.0
+258.0
+9.0
+10.9
+313.5
+18.2
+0.9
+20.5
52338.0
1935.0
798.6
680.6
3956.5
773.0
4944.0
5470.0
221.8
3511.0
906.0
369.8
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4090.0
397.8
890.2
2970.5
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
3540.0
251.7
8967.0
773.0
2901.0
1992.5
8255.0
8110.4
1784.0
338.8
4226.6
994.5
304.2
2579.5
Markets
FTSE 100
7294.7
+202.3
FTSE 250
19733.6
+516.1
FTSE All Share
4012.3
+109.4
FTSE Euro?rst300
1491.7
Dow Jones *
25345.1
S&P 500 *
2746.4
Nasdaq *
7284.8
+410.3
DAX
12452.0
+344.5
CAC 40
5281.6
Hang Seng
31115.4
+1608.0
Nikkei
21720.2
+337.6
+46.0
+1154.2
+126.8
Low
456.0
1258.0
518.2
497.6
2593.3
480.0
3656.0
3414.0
142.8
2681.0
495.1
285.3
912.0
241.7
61.8
2964.4
282.0
495.4
26.8
1684.0
205.0
733.0
3565.0
1710.0
184.2
6572.5
563.0
1983.0
1589.0
5976.0
6259.0
1399.0
232.7
2882.5
664.0
221.8
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
Smur?t Kappa Grp
SSE
Stan Chart
Standard Life Aber
St James Place
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
Ferguson
WPP
2288.5
610.4
700.2
250.9
3416.0
458.4
591.2
1738.0
3202.0
1101.0
1279.5
483.7
1589.0
2610.0
1200.0
821.5
364.2
1125.0
187.8
204.6
1554.0
3801.5
669.4
204.7
3950.0
5216.0
1471.0
+35.0
+14.4
+28.0
+6.0
+66.0
+30.4
+39.4
-82.5
+127.0
+54.0
+52.5
+15.0
+89.0
+224.0
+10.5
+33.4
-21.2
+20.0
+3.4
+5.3
-32.0
+18.5
-24.0
+2.9
+189.0
+82.0
+190.0
2617.0
672.5
825.2
339.9
3784.0
478.4
594.8
2575.0
5067.0
1101.0
1442.0
565.0
1697.0
2662.0
1554.0
860.0
448.6
1279.5
211.9
217.1
1687.9
4557.5
1078.0
239.7
4333.0
5722.0
1928.1
Low
2037.0
568.5
613.0
222.4
2997.0
345.9
444.3
1664.0
3034.0
11.4
1173.0
5.3
1442.0
1712.7
1176.5
678.8
339.7
1008.0
173.0
165.3
934.4
3315.0
648.6
196.3
3499.9
4427.0
1218.5
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Kakuro
Zygolex� In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
? eg, a word that rhymes with ?cheek?, has one letter different from ?pear? and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ?peak?. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
24
25
16
17
24
17
17
18
SOOT
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BROOM
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PADS
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4
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LITTER
3
10
SERVES 4
1kg Maris Piper potatoes
50ml sun?ower oil
1 large mild onion
25ml olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes with
herbs
1 ?at tsp chilli ?akes
1 heaped tsp paprika
1 heaped tsp dried basil
4 large eggs
Sea salt and black pepper
SHAKY
PAW
23
16
MEANING
27
9
9
9
3
3
4
4
CURSE
4
MIST
5
4
4
NORSE
Jigsawdoku
4
BORE
CENTRE
5
HAVE
STUD
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Pre-heat the oven to 200癈/400癋/gas
mark 6. Peel the potatoes and cut them
into small chunks.
Put into a roasting dish ? sprinkle over
the sun?ower oil and roast for about 35
to 40 minutes, turning once during the
cooking, until crisp and golden.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Peel, halve
and ?nely chop the onion. Peel and ?nely
dice the garlic. Put the onions a saucepan
with the olive oil ? cook on a gentle heat
for 5 to 6 minutes ? until softened and
then add the garlic, chilli ?akes, paprika,
basil and season with some sea salt and
black pepper.
Cook for a further two minutes to
release all the ?avours. Add the tinned
tomatoes and cook for another 10
minutes. When the potatoes are cooked,
pour over the tomato sauce.
Make four wells in the mixture and
break an egg into each. Return them to
the oven for about ?ve minutes ? just
until the eggs have set ? then serve.
BOYS
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4
27
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RHYME
FUN
LETTERS
MEANING
4
1
7
9
8
7 1
6
2 7
Futoshiki
1
4
6
5
3
2 4
1
?
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(?>? and ?<?) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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Killer Sudoku No 1215
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Recipe from aldi.co.uk
Tomorrow
Super stew and dumplings
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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9
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Minesweeper
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1936
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and ?ll in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow?s paper, the solution to Saturday?s codeword is on page 49.
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Vocalise
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Omit (4)
Be unfaithful to
(Informal) (5,2)
Quarrel (8)
Without legal
force (4)
Sort of TV
receiver (9,4)
Article (4)
Thick slice of bread
(Informal) (8)
Enigma (7)
Continent (4)
Remain (4)
Louse egg (3)
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Planet (7)
Form of
protest (3-2)
Confound (7)
Peak (4)
Group of seven
musicians (6)
Try (7)
Accounts book (6)
Contempt (7)
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Minesweeper,
ABC Logic, Killer
Sudoku, Futoshiki,
Codeword,
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Wijuko created by
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ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
?rst/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
B
A
C
B
C
B
A
C
C
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How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
4
Concise Crossword No 2258
ACROSS
idoku Exclusive to i
Sudoku Harder
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
44
45
i MONDAY
19 FEBRUARY 2018
WASH
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3
Y C
How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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Ladder
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Terms &
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Solution to Saturday?s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Ray, 3 Cough (Rake-off), 8 Apace, 9 Lumbago, 10 Honesty, 11 Alike,
12 Nursing home, 16 Usurp, 18 Orderly, 21 Steeped, 22 Elude, 23 Ideal, 24 Dad.
DOWN 1 Reach, 2 Yearn, 3 Comma, 4 Uranium, 5 Hooker, 6 Census, 7 Play on words,
13 Ukulele, 14 Hidden, 15 Muesli, 17 Pupil, 19 Round, 20 Yield.
Today?s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 22;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 9; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
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Word Wheel
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found 38, including one nine-letter word.
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Blottos
(3.35pm, Carlisle)
Two wins from four over hurdles
and starting life in handicaps on
an attractive mark.
By Jon Freeman
month with enhanced reputations;
Tully East is now a strong fancy for
an open handicap, Supasundae is
As every whodunit devotee will tell favourite for the Stayers? Hurdle,
and Road To Respect is one of
you, valuable clues aren?t always
to be found in the most obvithe principal players in the
Gold Cup.
ous places.
So with CheltenL a s t y e a r, f o r
ham now just 22 days
instance, Tully East,
away, keen eyes were
Supasundae and Road
scouting that same
To Respect were all
Monbeg
Navan card yesterbeaten in their final
Notorious?s odds
day for more preCheltenham Festival
for the National
Hunt Chase at
cious hints.
preps at Navan?s midCheltenham
But the strongest
February Sunday fixmessage of the afterture, only to reveal their
noon was simply a remindtrue colours on the days
er of the already blindingly
that really mattered, winning
big handicaps at big prices and in obvious: Co. Meath trainer Gordon
Elliott will once again be a formidasome style.
Those three are taking different ble force at the Festival.
There were two Grade Two events
routes back to the Cotswolds next
RACING EDITOR
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CARLISLE
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FALLER REFUNDS AT 188BET NOVICES? HURDLE
(CLASS 4) �000 added 2m 3f
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122221 BALLINSLEA BRIDGE (D) Olly Murphy 6 11 9.................................
.............................................................................................................Fergus Gregory (7)
HENRY?S JOY D McCain 5 11 3................................................B Hughes
LE DRAPEAU Mrs S Smith 6 11 3...............................................D Cook
SECRET LEGACY I Williams 7 11 3.................................T J O?Brien
TRUCKERS LODGE (BF) T R George 6 11 3.....Mr N George (7)
CARTA BLANCA Gemma Anderson 5 10 10............A Nicol H
HILLS OF CONNEMARA S Corbett 6 10 10...... J Corbett (5)
- 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Ballinslea Bridge, 3-1 Secret Legacy, 7-2 Truckers Lodge,
5-1 Henry?s Joy, 7-1 Le Drapeau, 14-1 Hills Of Connemara, 100-1 others.
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COPPER WEST (BF) T R George 7 11 12 ....Mr N George (7)
CESAR COLLONGES (CD) E Williams 6 11 12..........A Wedge
CHASSEUR DE TETE Miss L Russell 6 11 11....Derek Fox T
BARRYS JACK (CD) B Ellison 8 11 10..........................K Wood (5)
TAKE A BREAK N Hawke 7 11 9...........................................S Bowen T
GLINGERSIDE R M Smith 7 11 2....................................... C Gethings
PISTOL (CD) J E Dixon 9 11 1 ....................................... Mr J Dixon (7)
BEAU SANCY Kenny Johnson 6 11 0 Alison Clarke (7) B,H
DAKOTA GREY (CD) M Hammond 7 10 11............H Brooke C
WAR JOEY Mrs A Hamilton 5 10 11.............................B Hughes T
SNOWED IN (CD) Mrs B Butterworth 9 10 6.. S Quinlan C
CAPTAIN BLACK W Coltherd 6 10 4...........Sam Coltherd (5)
- 12 declared BETTING: 11-4 Copper West, 11-2 Chasseur De Tete, 6-1 Cesar Collonges,
7-1 Barrys Jack, 8-1 Dakota Grey, 10-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
War Joey looks an interesting contender on handicap debut with
Brian Hughes keeping the ride after his latest outing at Hexham last
November. Copper West and Cesar Collonges are both capable of better
than what they achieved on their first outings in handicap company
but the vote goes to CHASSEUR DE TETE. Lucinda Russell?s gelding
ran really well behind a useful type at Ayr last time and a first-time
tongue-tie could easily bring about further improvement.
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UNTIL WINNING (D) T R George 10 12 3...Mr N George (7)
TOP CAT HENRY (D) N Alexander 10 11 12......Mr K Alexander (5) C,T
GRANVILLE ISLAND (D) J Candlish 11 11 11...........S Quinlan
SWING HARD (CD)(BF) Mrs S Smith 10 11 7................D Cook
ROAD TO GOLD N Alexander 9 11 5................Lucy Alexander
MAHLERDRAMATIC B Ellison 8 10 9..................H Brooke C,T
OAK VINTAGE (D) A Hamilton 8 10 5......Ross Chapman (5)
- 7 declared BETTING: 5-2 Oak Vintage, 3-1 Until Winning, 4-1 Granville Island, 6-1
Swing Hard, 8-1 Mahlerdramatic, 10-1 Road To Gold, 14-1 Top Cat Henry.
NEXT BEST
Ballinslea Bridge
(2pm Carlisle)
Wasn?t winning out of turn at
Market Rasen last month and
there?s more to come.
Minella Daddy (left) ?nished runner-up to Regal Encore (right) at Ascot on
Saturday and looks back to near his best after a year off GETTY
FORM VERDICT
3.35
not be on the agenda. But Monbeg
Notorious and Mossback have entries in the four-mile National Hunt
Chase and both have had their odds
clipped, the former now vying for
second favouritism behind Patrick
Kelly?s Presenting Percy.
Meanwhile, Ted Durcan, who won
the 2007 Oaks on Light Shift and the
at Navan yesterday and Elliott saddled the ?rst two in both of them.
First, Diamond Cauchois bolted
clear of Lieutenant Colonel in the
Boyne Hurdle and then Monbeg
Notorious fought off Mossback in
the Ten Up Novice Chase.
Diamond Cauchois is soft ground
dependent and so Cheltenham might
OAK VINTAGE went up 8lb for a comfortable success at Catterick earlier
in the month when able to make all the running, unlike the time before at
Sedgefield on Boxing Day when proving to be a disappointment. He should
be able to get his way out in front and he can handle the rise in the ratings.
Granville Island returned to winning ways at Uttoxeter last time and is
respected along with recent Market Rasen winner Until Winning.
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(CLASS 3) �,900 added 2m 3f
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TOMNGERRY B Ellison 8 11 12 ..............................................B Hughes
SAKHEE?S CITY (D) P Kirby 7 11 9......................................... A Nicol C
SLANELOUGH (C)(D) Mrs R Dobbin 6 11 7.....Craig Nichol H
LORD BALLIM (CD) N Hawke 8 10 13.................... C Gethings H
BLOTTOS Mrs S Smith 6 10 13 .....................................................D Cook
- 5 declared BETTING: 9-4 Sakhee?s City, 3-1 Tomngerry, 7-2 Blottos, 4-1 Slanelough,
7-1 Lord Ballim.
FORM VERDICT
Never Up let down favourite backers when second at Sedgefield last time
but Sue Smith?s seven-year-old is sure to be on the premises once again
off the same mark, while Point The Way is another who should have a win
in the locker off his current mark. Bako De La Saulaie and Newtown Lad
have both hit the frame of late and are respected, however, preference is 1
for CHIDSWELL, who was only a neck away last time at Kelso and arguably 2
would have landed the spoils with a cleaner jump at the last.
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ROA/RACING POST OWNERS? JACKPOT HANDICAP
(CLASS 4) �,200 added 1m
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9514-1 LACAN (CD) B Johnson 7 9 7...................................C Shepherd (3) 1
2 10090- MANCHEGO J Osborne 4 9 6 ............................................. O Murphy 5
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1268-2 JUMPING JACK (C) C Gordon 4 9 6 ................................ C Bishop 9
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1690-6 ZEFFERINO M Botti 4 9 5.............................................. G Malune (7) 7
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3205-7 KINGSTON KURRAJONG (D) W Knight 5 9 5......M Harley V 3
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7478-2 OUD METHA BRIDGE (D) J Feilden 4 9 5......Shelley Birkett (3) 4
FORM VERDICT
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1494-4 CYRUS DALLIN (D) W Muir 4 9 5.....................................M Dwyer 6
BLOTTOS has done very little wrong since falling on hurdling debut here 8
21-511 SAMPHIRE COAST (D) D Shaw 5 9 3.............P Mathers H,V 2
in November having won two of his three starts since over timber. He now
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45140- ADMIRABLE ART (D) A Carroll 8 9 2.......................R Winston 8
makes his handicap debut and looks a typical Sue Smith improver who
- 9 declared can score on his handicap debut. Tomngerry has struggled since going
BETTING: 11-4 Lacan, 7-2 Samphire Coast, 5-1 Oud Metha Bridge, 6-1
chasing on his last couple of starts so a return to hurdles should suit, while
Jumping Jack, 10-1 Kingston Kurrajong, Zefferino, 12-1 others..
Sakhee?s City arrives on the back of an impressive performance at Catterick
when getting the better of Zeroeshadesofgrey.
FORM VERDICT
The hat-trick seeker Samphire Coast is an obvious danger to all as he bids
188BET CASINO HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4)
to supplement his back-to-back Chelmsford successes, while Jumping Jack
�416 added 3m 1f
ran well over 10 furlongs at Lingfield but was heavily beaten over this
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48-837 POKORA DU LYS (BF) Rebecca Menzies 7 12 0..... T Kelly T C&D the time before. Preference is for top-weight LACAN, who made it
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P75P-0 TOP BILLING (D) N Richards 9 12 0.....................................R Day (3) two wins from his last three starts over this track and trip last time, with
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3-1565 CALL ME Mrs L Normile 7 11 12.............................G Cockburn (3) both victories coming under today?s pilot. A 5lb rise might not be enough
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-35PF3 CHRISTMAS TWENTY M Hammond 8 11 9.....F O?Toole (3) H to stop him.
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146285 BRIDANE REBEL Jennie Candlish 7 11 9......D G Noonan H,T
32RED CASINO HANDICAP (CLASS 5)
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2-3F15 PINCH OF GINGER D McCain 7 11 6.................................B Hughes
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353611 LETEMGO (D) A B Hamilton 10 11 6.........Ross Chapman (5)
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13-UF6 POINT N SHOOT N Hawke 7 11 3 ............................................D Cook C 1
15541/ FOOL TO CRY J Farrelly 5 9 11......................................... T Clark (3) 1
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3-2662 HAUL US IN (BF) Miss L Russell 6 11 2...........B Campbell (5) 2
75-433 ARDAMIR Mrs L Mongan 6 9 9 ...................................Fran Berry 5
10 -67408 DIAMANT DE L?OUEST B Ellison 5 11 0..........................C R King 3
596-28 FANOULPIFER M Attwater 7 9 9 .......................D Costello H,T 7
11 81-PP1 THE MODEL COUNTY A Phillips 8 10 12........................S Bowen 4
/28-11 WESTERN WAY (CD) D Cantillon 9 9 8................... A Kirby V 8
- 11 declared 5
0739-1 AGE OF WISDOM (D) G L Moore 5 9 6..................H Crouch C 3
BETTING: 11-4 Letemgo, 7-2 Haul Us In, 7-1 The Model County, Christmas 6
116/58 DIAKTOROS I Williams 8 9 6........................................... S Donohoe 6
Twenty, 8-1 Pinch Of Ginger, 10-1 others.
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43/6-9 JALINGO Ali Stronge 7 9 5.........................................T Marquand B 2
8 11U95- GOLLY MISS MOLLY (CD) M Bosley 7 9 2 ..........R Havlin B 9
188BET.CO.UK HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3) �,900
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32-334 FITZWILLY (D) M Channon 8 9 2 ..........................P Bradley (5) 4
added 3m 110yds
- 9 declared 1
135-22 CHIDSWELL (BF) N Richards 9 12 4...................................R Day (3) BETTING: 15-8 Western Way, 4-1 Age Of Wisdom, 6-1 Fool To Cry, 7-1
2 33U22P SHANROE SANTOS (D) Mrs L Wadham 9 11 12...B Hughes B Ardamir, 8-1 Fitzwilly, 12-1 Diaktoros, 14-1 Fanoulpifer, 16-1 others.
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-16412 UN GUET APENS (C)(BF) J Ewart 10 11 12....... C O?Farrell B
FORM VERDICT
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31F-P2 NEWTOWN LAD (D) Miss L Russell 8 11 11..... Derek Fox B,T
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611-42 BAKO DE LA SAULAIE (D) R Dobbin 7 11 9 .......Craig Nichol The hat-trick could be on for Don Cantillon?s WESTERN WAY, who has raced
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5-1353 POINT THE WAY B Ellison 7 11 5....................................H Brooke C just twice over this distance under Flat rules and has been successful on
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214P32 NEVER UP (C)(BF) Mrs S Smith 7 11 3 .................................D Cook both occasions. Staying trips evidently suit him and he can get the better
of Age Of Wisdom, who bolted up in a seller over this distance at Lingfield.
- 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Chidswell, 4-1 Bako De La Saulaie, 6-1 Newtown Lad, Never Fitzwilly is a consistent enough sort in this type of contest to be a factor,
while Fanoulpifer may be happier up to this trip.
Up, 7-1 Un Guet Apens, 8-1 Point The Way, Shanroe Santos.
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ONE TO WATCH
Minella Daddy is back to
something like his best after a
year off and there?s a good race
in him.
2009 St Leger aboard Mastery, has
announced his retirement after a
riding career spanning 25 years. He
was also champion jockey in Dubai on
several occasions.
LINGFIELD
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SAUCYSIOUX (D)(BF) Olly Murphy 8 11 12.........C Poste B,T
MAX DO BRAZIL D Pipe 6 11 11........................T Scudamore C,T
AFTER ASPEN Olly Murphy 8 11 11 .............................A Coleman
SPORTY YANKEE M Keighley 5 11 5 ..................H Stock (7) C,T
ALLTHEGEAR NO IDEA (C) N Twiston-Davies 11 11 5...........
................................................................................................................ S Twiston-Davies
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-6U242 BEN ARTHUR K Bailey 8 11 1..................................................D Bass C,T
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14U6 ECHO WATT Richard Hobson 4 10 12 ....Jonathan Burke H
8 51P806 STATION CLOSED M Attwater 10 10 8................H Teal (7) C,T
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-65U73 BURGESS DREAM (CD) Miss A N-Smith 9 10 0...........................
.................................................................................................................................... P Brennan
- 9 declared BETTING: 11-4 Ben Arthur, 7-2 Sporty Yankee, 4-1 Saucysioux, 7-1 After
Aspen, 8-1 Max Do Brazil, 10-1 Allthegear No Idea, 12-1 Echo Watt, 14-1
Burgess Dream, 33-1 Station Closed.
FORM VERDICT
SAUCYSIOUX had her excuses when pulled up on her latest start at
Plumpton due to finishing lame and, providing she is fully over those
exertions, she could very easily return to winning form having scored
on her previous three outings in impressive fashion. Max Do Brazil
finally showed the first signs of ability since joining David Pipe when
third last time and the step up in trip may yield further improvement,
while Echo Watt could prove to be fairly handicapped now up in
distance.
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CHASE (CLASS 3) �,271 added 3m 5f
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SAINT JOHN HENRY D Pipe 8 11 12..................T Scudamore B
PETITE POWER F O?Brien 9 11 10............................. P Brennan T
CYCLOP (BF) David Dennis 7 11 10..................... A Coleman C,T
THE BOSS?S DREAM N King 10 11 9.................................T Whelan
BEARS RAILS C Tizzard 8 11 7 .........................................H Cobden B
MORNEY WING C Mann 9 11 3.............................H Bannister C,T
THE ARTFUL COBBLER H Daly 7 11 3.............................A Tinkler
COOLKING (C) G L Moore 11 11 1 ...................... Joshua Moore B
WOOD YER N Twiston-Davies 12 10 10..................................................
......................................................................................................S Twiston-Davies C,T
- 9 declared BETTING: 3-1 The Artful Cobbler, 4-1 Morney Wing, 11-2 Cyclop, 6-1
Petite Power, 10-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
Lincolnshire National winner Cyclop was easily beaten off in heavy
ground in the Somerset equivalent last time and it could be the same
story here in what will be extremely testing conditions. That brings
MORNEY WING into the equation with the heavy-ground specialist
some 10lb lower than when winning the 2017 renewal of the Sussex
National and appeared to be back to something near his best when
finishing second to the in-form Holly Bush Henry at Fakenham.
The Artful Cobbler arrives here on a three-timer and is worthy of
consideration, but is unproven over a marathon trip such as this.
Results service
FFOS LAS
Going: Heavy
2.30 1. SCORPION SID (G Sheehan) 10-11 fav; 2. Oxwich Bay evens;
3. Big Fred 50-1. 6 ran. 9l, 7l. (J Snowden). Tote: �70; �10, �10.
Exacta: �20. Trifecta: �90. CSF: �28.
3.05 1. CAWDOR HOUSE BERT (S Bowen) 11-2; 2. Sutter?s Mill 9-2;
3. Lord Bryan 9-4 fav. 5 ran. nk, 21/2l. (D Rees). Tote: �20; �60,
�30. Exacta: �.60. Trifecta: �.20. CSF: �.68.
3.35 1. FLY DU CHARMIL (A P Heskin) 9-2; 2. Dragon Khan 9-2; 3.
Flanagans Field 9-2. 8 ran. 10-3 fav Holdbacktheriver (6th). 13/4l,
3l. (W Greatrex). Tote: �20; �70, �00, �90. Exacta: �.70.
Tricast: �.28. Trifecta: �2.50. CSF: �.67. NR: Baratineur.
4.10 1. JENNYS SURPRISE (P Brennan) 7-1; 2. Lac Sacre 12-1;
3. Behind Time 8-1. 11 ran. 4-1 fav Krackatoa King (4th). nk,
3l. (F O?Brien). Tote: �50; �10, �60, �70. Exacta: �1.70.
Tricast: �2.85. Trifecta: �58.50. CSF: �.59. NRs: Alf ?n?
Dor, Looksnowtlikebrian.
4.40 1. HILLARY VIEW (S Bowen) 10-1; 2. Tudors Treasure 9-2; 3.
Sounds Of Italy 7-2. 9 ran. 3-1 fav Way Of The World (7th). 3l, 9l.
(P Bowen). Tote: �.60; �70, �20, �10. Exacta: �.80. Tricast:
�3.91. Trifecta: �2.50. CSF: �.11. NR: Calculated Risk.
5.10 1. WELLS DE LUNE (Mr P Bryan) 4-7 fav; 2. Deadly Sting
4-1; 3. Bambi Du Noyer 7-1. 7 ran. 8l, 3/4l. (M Bowen). Tote: �50;
�10, �40. Exacta: �10. Trifecta: �.10. CSF: �68.
Placepot: �7.90. Quadpot: �.60.
Place 6: �6.97. Place 5: �4.64.
MARKET RASEN
Going: Soft-good to soft in places on hurdle course
2.10 1. ROUERGATE (A Coleman) evens fav; 2. Potters Sapphire
5-2; 3. Trooblue 8-1. 8 ran. 11/2l, ns. (Miss V Williams). Tote: �80;
�02, �40, �30. Exacta: �60. Trifecta: �.10. CSF: �83.
2.45 1. ICONIC SKY (Maxime Tissier) 8-1; 2. Dahills Hill 11-2; 3.
Chandos Belle 11-1. 11 ran. 9-2 fav Isle Of Ewe (6th). 11/2l, 21/2l.
(Mrs L Wadham). Tote: �80; �00, �30, �60. Exacta: �.20.
Tricast: �7.77. Trifecta: �7.00. CSF: �.26. NR: Beyeh.
3.15 1. SOLOMON GREY (H Skelton) 9-4 fav; 2. Oxford Blu 9-1;
3. Mr Kite 25-1. 10 ran. nk, 5l. (D Skelton). Tote: �00; �60,
�50, �20. Exacta: �.00. Tricast: �3.67. Trifecta: �3.20.
CSF: �.27.
3.50 1. CAPTAIN CHAOS (H Skelton) 8-15 fav; 2. Militarian 14-1; 3.
Ozzy Thomas 13-8. 5 ran. 1/2l, 23/4l. (D Skelton). Tote: �40; �10,
�10. Exacta: �30. Trifecta: �.60. CSF: �46.
4.20 1. MUST HAVEA FLUTTER (H Skelton) 4-1; 2. Dartford
Warbler 5-2 fav; 3. Las Tunas 20-1. 10 ran. 10l, 6l. (D Skelton).
Tote: �10; �10, �60, �50. Exacta: �.10. Tricast: �6.29.
Trifecta: �9.90. CSF: �.67.
4.50 1. THE LAST BRIDGE (R Johnson) 7-1; 2. Nelly La Rue 40-1;
3. Global Domination 7-4 fav. 6 ran. 21/4l, 30l. (Mrs S Johnson).
Tote: �50; �00, �.50. Exacta: �3.20. Trifecta: �6.20.
CSF: �9.71.
Jackpot: �666.60.
Placepot: �8.90. Quadpot: �.00.
Place 6: �2.20. Place 5: �1.06.
NAVAN
Going: Soft to heavy-heavy in places
1.50 1. DIS DONC (S W Flanagan) 4-1; 2. Antey 10-3; 3. Avellino
5-1; 4. Pallasator 3-1 fav. 19 ran. nk, 3l, 33/4l. (N Meade). Tote:
4.90; 1.30, 1.50, 1.90. Exacta: 24.50. Trifecta: 121.90.
CSF: 17.82. NR: Rideonastar.
2.20 1. DIAMOND CAUCHOIS (D N Russell) 4-6 fav; 2. Lieutenant
Colonel 10-1; 3. Bapaume 6-4. 4 ran. 9l, 31/2l. (G Elliott). Tote:
1.40; Exacta: 4.80. Trifecta: 6.60. CSF: 7.29.
2.55 1. DE BENNO (T Ryan) 3-1 jt-fav; 2. Fruits Of Glory 8-1; 3.
Admiral Brian 9-1. 9 ran. 3-1 jt-fav Wings Like Arion (6th). 5l,
3
/4l. (J Grace). Tote: 3.80; 1.50, 2.70, 2.60. Exacta: 34.20.
Tricast: 199.53. Trifecta: 248.00. CSF: 28.63.
3.25 1. DRUMCONNOR LAD (M P Walsh) 4-6 fav; 2. Robin Des
Mana 11-4; 3. The Irregular 20-1. 4 ran. 3/4l, 7l. (A Keatley). Tote:
1.50; Exacta: 2.60. Trifecta: 6.70. CSF: 2.97.
4.00 1. MONBEG NOTORIOUS (Jack Kennedy) 5-4 fav; 2. Mossback
5-2; 3. Moulin A Vent 4-1. 4 ran. 1/2l, 19l. (G Elliott). Tote: 1.70;
Exacta: 3.30. Trifecta: 7.50. CSF: 4.87. NR: Jury Duty.
4.30 1. LACKANEEN LEADER (D N Russell) 5-4 fav; 2. Allez Kal
9-2; 3. Cerealice 6-1. 8 ran. 31/2l, 13/4l. (G Elliott). Tote: 2.10;
1.02, 1.30, 1.90. Exacta: 7.90. Tricast: 24.48. Trifecta:
29.10. CSF: 7.87. NR: Peace N? Milan.
5.00 1. MASTER OF TARA (Ms L O?Neill) 5-2; 2. All For Joy
11-4; 3. Bennaway 16-1. 7 ran. 2-1 fav Cemister (5th). 21/4l, 31l.
(G Elliott). Tote: 3.60; 1.80, 1.50. Exacta: 9.80. Trifecta:
87.20. CSF: 9.70.
Jackpot: 33.10. Placepot: 35.00.
Place 6: 12.12. Place 5: 10.28.
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SPORT
BOXING
CRICKET
Groves boxes
clever to get
the better of
Eubank Jr
with Nigel Benn, Naseem Hamed,
Carl Froch, David Haye, the other
In the end George Groves simply Chris Eubank, Ricky Hatton and a
knew too much about the art of cameo from Mike Tyson in 2000 all
boxing at the highest level and Chris delighting the crowd.
It was the type of night when even
Eubank Jr looked like a sickened boy
at times at the Manchester Arena on the cynics took the occasional deep
breath in anticipation.
Saturday night.
All three judges voted for Groves
The pair met in the semi-final of
with margins of five, four and
the World Boxing Super Setwo rounds and the grizzled
ries, their world title baufighter, just 18 months
bles were also part of the
older than his oppowinner?s bounty, but it
nent, had to survive
was always the fight
over two minutes of
that mattered and not
The number of
the last round with
the trimmings. It was
months
older
that
what looked like a disalso a ?ght that divid29-year-old George
located left shoulder.
ed opinion, something
Groves is than
Groves struggled on to
that shocked both
his rival Chris
the final bell and went
camps during three
Eubank Jr
off to hospital once the
months of often insultcelebrations had stopped. It
ing exchanges ? they each
was a ?nal de?ant act by Groves,
believed it was an easy night for
their man and, in many ways, it was who was the betting underdog.
Eubank Jr had struggled from the
for Groves. It was, however, a total
start, seemingly unable or unwilling
disaster for Eubank Jr.
The fans fell in love with the idea of to get his feet close enough to counan old-fashioned scrap and on the city ter or land effectively. Groves was
streets they tumbled from drinking patient, never rattled or ?ustered as
holes, holding their tickets and nois- Eubank Jr rushed, throwing wildly,
ily joining queues to ?ll the arena. It his head tucked away to the side
has always been a ?ght city, Manches- and his fists operating without any
ter, and this venue has hosted the ?n- thought. In round two, Groves hurt
est ?ghts in Britain for over 20 years Eubank Jr with a simple right cross
and in the third a clash of heads
opened a nasty gash by Eubank Jr?s
right eye.
Groves remained steady, circling
and popping away with a steady
stream of easy jabs. There was a halfhearted attempt by the Eubank camp
to blame malicious headwork for
the cut and the referee for allowing
ATHLETICS
TENNIS
Injury puts paid to Kilty?s
second world title bid
Federer marks his
return to top with
Rotterdam win
By Steve Bunce
Eoin Morgan top scored for England with 80 from 46 balls GETTY
Get rid of T20 cricket
from international
calendar, says Bayliss
ENGLAND
Morgan 80, Malan 53
194-7 Hamilton scorecard
NEW ZEALAND
Guptill 62, Munro 57
192-4
England win by 2 runs
By Rory Dollard
AT SEDDON PARK, HAMILTON
England beat New Zealand by 2 runs
New Zealand won toss
ENGLAND
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
21 1 3 13 13
J J Roy c Williamson b Boult
1 0 0 4 8
A D Hales c Williamson b Southee
D J Malan c Chapman b de Grandhomme 53 5 2 36 41
80 6 4 46 73
*E J G Morgan not out
2 0 0 5 6
?J C Buttler st Seifert b Sodhi
6 0 0 8 16
S W Billings b Boult
10 0 2 5 5
D J Willey c Guptill b Southee
10 1 1 3 2
L A Dawson c Guptill b Boult
6 1 0 1 0
C J Jordan not out
Extras (w4 nb1)
5
Total(for 7, 20 overs)
194
Fall: 1-22, 2-24, 3-117, 4-123, 5-165, 6-176, 7-187.
Did Not Bat: A U Rashid, T K Curran.
Bowling: T A Boult 4-0-50-3, M J Santner 2-0-32-0, T G
Southee 4-0-22-2, C de Grandhomme 4-0-32-1, K S Williamson 1-0-16-0, I S Sodhi 4-0-31-1, C Munro 1-0-11-0.
NEW ZEALAND
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
M J Guptill b Malan
62 4 3 47 67
C Munro c Willey b Rashid
57 7 3 21 29
*K S Williamson b Dawson
8 0 0 13 14
M S Chapman not out
37 2 2 30 45
L R P L Taylor c Morgan b Curran
7 0 1 6 6
C de Grandhomme not out
7 0 1 5 13
Extras (b2 lb8 w2 nb2)
14
Total(for 4, 20 overs)
192
Fall: 1-78, 2-100, 3-164, 4-173.
Did Not Bat: ?T L Seifert, M J Santner, T G Southee, I S
Sodhi, T A Boult.
Bowling: D J Willey 3-0-33-0, T K Curran 3-0-32-1, C
J Jordan 4-0-41-0, A U Rashid 4-0-22-1, L A Dawson
4-0-27-1, D J Malan 2-0-27-1.
Umpires: C M Brown and P Wilson.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has
admitted he would happily abolish
Twenty20 internationals and leave
the game?s most thriving format to
domestic leagues across the world.
Bayliss, who has previously
coached Kolkata Knight Riders in
the IPL and Big Bash side Sydney
Sixers, has ?oated similar thoughts
in the past but doing so on the occasion of England?s 100th T20
match represents a significant
intervention.
His side beat New Zealand by two
runs in Hamilton but missed out on
a Tri-Series ?nal against Australia
due to inferior net run-rate.
Bayliss is concerned about the 1500m specialists and 100m speincreasingly exhaustive nature of cialists,? Bayliss noted.
the cricketing calendar but how
?I think it?s de?nitely the way it?s
his words will go down at Edgbas- heading, not just with the players
ton, Old Trafford, Cardiff and
but when that happens I?m not
Bristol ? venues currently
sure.? The issue somewhat
selling tickets for this
overshadowed the end
summer?s England
of England?s interest
T20s ? can only be
in the Trans-Tasman
guessed.
tournament.
New Zealand?s big
?Look, I haven?t
After defeats in
hitting
left-hander
changed my opinion
Hobart, Melbourne
Colin Munro
on it. I wouldn?t play
a n d We l l i n g t o n
brought up his 50
T20 internationals,?
they ?nally came out
from just 18 balls
he said. ?I?d just let
on top, but trudged
the franchises play. If
from the field without
we continue putting on so
celebration.
many games there?ll be a cerAlthough they successfully detain amount of blowout, not just fended 195, they needed to keep the
players but coaches as well.?
Black Caps under 175 to progress
Bayliss, who has already an- and failed by 17 runs.
nounced he will walk away at the
?Once that went naturally heads
end of his current contract in went down,? said captain Eoin MorSeptember 2019, even opened the gan, who top-scored on the night
door to entirely distinct squads with 80 not out. ?We had no right to
and coaching teams. ?If you go to a be in the ?nal. We played terribly so
swimming tournament you?ve got far in the tri-series.?
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18
By Phil Casey
Richard Kilty has ruled himself
out of contention for a second
world title over 60 metres after
injury brought an early end to his
indoor season.
Kilty (right), who was a 66-1
outsider when he won the
World Indoor title in 2014,
looked on course to book
his place in the British
team for this year?s
event when he reached
the ?nal of the British
Indoor Championships
in Birmingham on
Saturday.
However, the recurrence
of an Achilles injury forced the
28-year-old from Teesside to
withdraw from the ?nal, which
saw CJ Ujah claim victory in 6.56
seconds to secure a return to
Arena Birmingham next month.
Kilty did not immediately give
a reason for his withdrawal, but
wrote on Twitter yesterday:
?Gutted to call my indoor season
a day yesterday, been suffering
with an Achilles injury which was
strapped up yesterday ? ?ared up
during the semi ?nal. As Britain?s
most successful indoor athlete in
recent years it?s a tough call but
my health is key and have other
aims prioritised.?
The British team will be
announced tomorrow,
with this weekend?s
winners guaranteed
a place as long as they
have achieved the
qualifying standard.
In addition, as the
host nation Britain are
permitted to enter one athlete
in an event where there is not
otherwise any representation.
The men?s high jump won by
Mike Edwards with a clearance of
2.20m. Shef?eld?s Lee Thompson
produced one of the best
performances of the day to win the
400m with a personal best
of 46.23s.
Roger Federer needed just 55 minutes to see off Grigor Dimitrov and
claim the ABN AMRO World Tennis
Tournament title in Rotterdam.
The Swiss, who earlier this week
con?rmed his return to the top of the
ATP world rankings at the age of 36,
breezed past his Bulgarian opponent
6-2, 6-2 on the way to his 97th tourlevel trophy.
Federer said: ?It?s de?nitely one of
those weeks I will never forget in my
life. It?s unbelievable to get my 97th
title and get back to world No 1. It?s
very special.?
Federer had previously won in the
Dutch city in 2005 and 2012 and he
assumed control after breaking in
the fifth game in front of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands as
Dimitrov made 13 unforced errors in
the ?rst set.
An immediate break in the second
set him on the road to a comfortable
victory. ?I was able to execute my
tennis the way I wanted to. I?m very
happy,? added Federer.
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Groves to hold, which he did. Nobody
was really listening though.
Groves moved, smothered and
picked away throughout the ?ght; it
was never easy but it was never very
hard, even if a lot of the rounds were
decided by the tiniest of margins. It
was not a masterclass, not a shut-out
but it was one-sided in an odd way.
Eubank Jr was very disappointing
and his father and the veteran coach
Ronnie Davies, the two men in his
corner, were left baf?ed at the end.
?He never listened, that was not Junior in there,? Davies said.
Eubank Snr added: ?He never performed, that?s the cold truth.? It certainly is. I think Eubank Jr is a much
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on Saturday night and he now needs
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A E R Q H Z D W K F U
ATHLETICS
BRITISH INDOOR CH?SHIPS,
Birmingham ? Winners - Men, 60m:
C Ujah 6.56. 200: A Infantino 20.77.
400m: L Thompson 46.23. 800m: E Giles
1:49.91. 1500m: J Wightman 3m 43.83.
3000m: A Heyes 7:54.81. 60m Hurdles:
A Pozzi 7.58. 5000m Walk: T Bosworth
8:28.70. High Jump: M Edwards 2.2m.
Long Jump: Rutherford 7.8m. Triple
Jump: N Douglas 16.77m. Pole vault: A
Hague 5.65m. Shot Put: S Lincoln 18.4m.
Women, 60m: A Philip 7.12s. 200: F
Agyapong 23.30. 400m: E Doyle 51.84.
800m: S Oskan 2:00.06. 1500m: E
McColgan 4:13.94. 3000m: 1L Muir
8:46.71s. 60m Hurdles: M Marrs 8.16.
5000m Walk: B Davies 21:25.37. High Jump:
M Lake 1.88m. Long Jump: K JohnsonThompson 6.71m. Triple Jump: K Williams
14.16m. Pole vault: M Caudery 4.25m. Shot
Put: RWallader 17.45m.
(Fr) 69 69 66 71; 277 A Levy (Fr) 71 69
67 70; Seung-su Han (US) 70 69 70 68; J
Campillo (Sp) 73 70 66 68; 278 R Rock 69
71 69 69; F Zanotti (Par) 68 71 70 69.
WOMEN?S AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Adelaide, Final rd (Aus unless stated): 274
J Young Ko (S Kor) 65 69 71 69; 277 H Jin
Choi (S Kor) 69 71 70 67; 278 H Green 69
74 66 69; 279 K Kirk 72 73 69 65; 281 M
Alex (US) 71 72 70 68; M Lee 72 70 69 70.
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cheshire 77
Sheffield 82.
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
Newcastle (21).....29 Bath (0) ......................12
Sale (3) ..........................3 Saracens (10) ........13
Leicester (9) ..........33 Harlequins (8)......18
Northampton (3)25 London Irish (14)17
Worcester (22) ....25 Gloucester (10) ...15
Wasps (7)..................13 Exeter (0) .................... 7
P W D L F A B Pts
Saracens
15 11 0 4 458242 9 53
Exeter
15 10 0 5 377243 12 52
Wasps
15 10 0 5 419350 8 48
Gloucester 15 9 0 6 333362 6 42
Newcastle 15 9 0 6 286335 5 41
Bath
15 8 0 7 385345 9 41
Leicester
15 8 0 7 346348 5 37
Sale
15 7 0 8 342 317 9 37
Harlequins 15 6 0 9 394426 8 32
Northampton15 6 0 9 331 411 6 30
Worcester 15 5 0 10 283399 7 27
London Irish 15 1 0 14 245421 7 11
CRICKET
FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
India v South Africa, Johannesburg:
India 203-5 (20.0 overs; S Dhawan 67).
South Africa 175-9 (20.0 overs; R R
Hendricks 70; B Kumar 5-24). India won
by 28 runs.
SECOND TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Sylhet: Sri
Lanka 210-4 (20.0 overs; B K G B K G
Mendis 70). Bangladesh 135 (18.4 overs).
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 75 runs.
GOLF
THE GENESIS OPEN, California, Final
rd (USA unless stated, par 71): 203 B
Watson 68 70 65; 204 P Cantlay 66 69
69; 205 T Finau 66 71 68; K Na 68 70 67;
C Smith (Aus) 72 68 65; G McDowell (GB)
69 66 70; 206 D Fathauer 68 70 68; 207
D Johnson 74 69 64; A Baddeley (Aus) 72
68 67; J Thomas 69 71 67; S Stallings 71
68 68; R Moore 68 68 71.
OMAN GOLF CLASSIC, ALMOUJ GOLF,
MUSCAT, Final rd (Gb & Irl unless
stated): 272 J Luiten (Neth) 72 66 66 68;
274 C Wood 70 66 69 69; 275 J Guerrier
RUGBY LEAGUE
WORLD CLUB CHALLENGE
Melbourne (18)...38 Leeds (4).......................4
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Widnes (4) .............10 Warrington (10) 18
FRIENDLY
South Sydney (12)18 Wigan (8).....................8
RUGBY UNION
GUINNESS PRO14
Connacht (6) .........11
Glasgow (15)..........37
Ospreys (7) .............26
Ulster (7) ................. 16
Cardiff Blues (19)25
Leinster (10) ........ 20
Newport GW (15)15
Zebre (7) ....................19
Cheetahs (10) ........23
Southern K (12)...12
Edinburgh (7)........ 17
Munster (5) ............18
Scarlets (7)..............13
B Treviso (12)........18
TENNIS
ATP ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS
TOURNAMENT, ROTTERDAM: final: (1)
R FEDERER (Swit) bt (2) G DIMITROV
(Bul) 6-2 6-2.
ATP ARGENTINA OPEN, BUENOS AIRES,
ARGENTINA: final: (1) D THIEM (Aut) bt
A Bedene (Sloven) 6-2 6-4.
WTA QATAR TOTAL OPEN, DOHA, QATAR: final: (16) P KVITOVA (Cz Rep) bt (4)
G MUGURUZA (Sp) 3-6 6-3 6-4.
WINTER OLYMPICS
BOBSLEIGH, 2-Man Bob, Run 1: 7 Great
Britain (B Hall & J Fearon) 49.37. Run 2:
7 Great Britain 1:38.87 (Q).
CURLING, Round robin, Men: Korea 11
Great Britain 5, Italy 6 Great Britain
7 Women: Denmark 6 Great Britain 7,
Korea 7 Great Britain 4, Great Britain
6 Sweden 8.
FREESTYLE SKIING, Ski Slopestyle
Final: 1 O Braaten (Norway) 95pts, 2 N
Goepper (US) 93.6, 3 A Beaulieu-Marchand (Canada) 92.4, 4 J Woods (GB) 91.
Women, Ski Slopestyle Final: 1 S Hoefflin (Switzerland) 91.20pts, 2 M Gremaud
(Switzerland) 88.00, 3 I Atkin (GB) 84.60,
7 K Summerhayes (GB) 71.40.
SKELETON, Women, Final: 1 L Yarnold
(GB) 3:27.28; 2 J Loelling (Germany)
3:27.73; 3 L Deas (GB) 03:27.90.
SPEED SKATING, Women, Short Track
1500m Semi-final: E Christie (GB) dnf.
TODAY?S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
Wigan v Man City (7.55) .............................................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackburn v Bury ............................................................
CRICKET
FIFTH ODI: AFGHANISTAN V
ZIMBABWE (Sharjah, 10.00am).
SNOOKER
WORLD GRAND PRIX (Preston).
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP (7.45):
Rochdale v Dewsbury.
eondegi is a popular street snack in Korea. It
is, to put it mildly, an acquired taste. It is made
of steamed silkworm pupae and smells like a
damp pair of ?sherman?s socks. Vendors are
easy to spot ? because the stuff they are selling stinks.
The locals love the little brown things, which look like a
cupful of legless cockroaches when served in the usual
way, in a paper cup supplied with a toothpick.
To each their own: just as the Koreans? fondness
for beondegi is unfathomable, it is certain that
many people from outside Europe retch at the mere
thought of, say, pressed milk curd that has been
allowed to turn mouldy ? or blue cheese, as it is more
commonly known.
Just like I am sure Ed Leigh, one of the BBC?s commentators at the Winter Olympics, has his fans. I, however, beg to differ. Leigh calls the action on the ?cool?
sports at the Games, like slopestyle skiing and snowboarding. But despite the fact that many of the participants twirling, leaping and contorting themselves on
our screens are inked, pierced and shaggy-haired, it
doesn?t give Leigh the right to use nicknames willy-nilly
and substitute genuine insight with orgasmic shouts of
?Yeah!! Yes, yes!?
A case in point was James Woods? (below) near-miss
for a bronze medal in the slopestyle skiing. The quality
of competition was impressive ? or in Leigh?s terms, the
skiers were ?dumping their runs?. That frankly baf?ing
comment and Leigh?s cries of ?yes, Woodsy, yes? may
have ?oated some fans? boats, but the Winter Games
are not a stag weekend. Could you imagine Martin
Tyler, the Sky football commentator, shouting ?mad
tekkers, Wazza? if Wayne Rooney did something particularly noteworthy?
At least Leigh?s enthusiasm gave another facet to
the BBC?s coverage of the Games. Much of the rest of it
failed to ?nd a middle ground between rampant triumphalism and furrowed-brow hand-wringing.
There were exceptions, notably Steve Cram calling the curling, Chemmy Alcott?s heart-on-sleeve yet
insightful punditry from the Salford studio and John
Jackson?s ability to spot every bump and blunder in
the skeleton.
But to call the serial speed skating faller
Elise Christie ?the bravest person? after
her tearful interview following her
500-metre mishap in midweek was
just about bordering on self-parody.
As were the repeated screams of
?we?ve done it!? when Dom Parsons
opened Britain?s medal account
with a skeleton bronze on Friday.
We can handle acknowledgement
of a tremendous effort (aided by a
healthy slice of luck) but let?s be real for a
second here: nobody had rescued anyone from
a
burning building, made it to the moon or discovered a
cure for a terminal disease.
It almost seems that as Britain?s footprint on the
world diminishes post-Brexit, Olympic commentators
must over-compensate by yelling at us to hammer
home the fact that their healthily funded sportspeople
are GREAT and INCREDIBLE and HISTORIC.
The events where there were no Britons competing were far more watchable. Such as the men?s giant
slalom sometime in the early hours of yesterday morning. Matt Chilton the commentator knows his stuff
and it was a pleasure to hear him wax lyrical about the
Austrian legend Marcel Hirscher.
And of course there is Eurosport, whose coverage
is far more even-handed and comprehensive than the
BBC?s. And ? most importantly ? it is completely devoid
of jingoistic, shrill shrieking.
Some of course may love the Beeb?s approach. Then
again, some people like beondegi.
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SPORT
CURLING
Russian bronze
medallist fails
doping test
By Hugo Lowell
A Russian athlete who won
bronze in PyeongChang has
tested positive for a banned
substance. It is a fresh blow to
a country already suspended
from the Games after a statebacked drugs scandal.
Alexander Krushelnytsky,
a member of the Olympic
Athletes from Russia team
who competed in the curling
mixed doubles with his wife,
submitted a urine sample
with traces of meldonium, a
heart medicine that improves
blood ?ow.
Krushelnytsky will have his
secondary sample analysed
to con?rm the ?nding today,
according to a statement from
the OAR team. Until then, the
violation will not be of?cially
recorded and the medal will
not be rescinded.
The Court of Arbitration for
Sport, responsible for handing
down anti-doping sanctions
at the Games, has not yet been
noti?ed of the case, and an OAR
spokesperson con?rmed only
that they had been informed of
the failed test.
It is believed that lab analysis
showed the meldonium had
been taken up to 10 days before
the test. Krushelnytsky denies
doping, and told Russian
of?cials he feared his drink had
been deliberately spiked at a
pre-Games training camp.
Krushelnytsky and
his partner Anastasia
Bryzgalovoy, had attended
a training camp in Japan
before PyeongChang. He
passed an out-of-competition
doping test on 22 January,
specialist Olympics website
insidethegames reported.
The news has been met with
dismay among members of
the International Olympic
Committee, especially after
some critics pointed out the
IOC had supposedly vetted
every Russian athlete before
allowing them to compete.
The IOC said: ?On one hand it
is extremely disappointing but
on the other, hand it shows the
effectiveness of the anti-doping
system at the Games.?
Alexander Krushelnytsky denies
doping, saying his drink was spiked
WinterOlympics
SKELETON
Lizzy Yarnold
comes off her
gold-winning run
in PyeongChang
GETTY IMAGES
Knitting and
Netflix behind
Yarnold?s gold
medal success
By Kevin Garside
IN PYEONGCHANG
Picture this, Lizzy Yarnold, her
brain fried by euphoria, sitting up
in bed watching her favourite crime
drama with balls of wool in her lap.
Knitting and Net?ix, the breakfast of
champions.
Yarnold did not look bad for three
hours? sleep. The restorative property of gold had clearly worked its
magic. If winning the ultimate Olympic garland once was fun, imagine
the emotive power of doubling up to
engrave your name on another Super
Saturday for British sport.
Maybe this did not have quite the
force of London 2012, when Jessica,
Mo and Greg blew the bloody doors
off that magical summer night, yet
her bullet run down a chute of icelined concrete pinned to a Korean
mountain was still 51.46 seconds of
heart-thudding, eye-popping, escalating excitement.
Yarnold did not so much dominate
as obliterate her rivals, wrenching
gold by almost half a second.
In a contest measured in nano
units, this was a country mile. ?I
guess as each minute passes it becomes more of a reality but it?s still an
unbelievable series of events, everything coming together,? Yarnold said,
still joining the dots from the night
before alongside her bronze-winning
team-mate Laura Deas.
?There?s a whole dream if everything goes right, do this, get this corner, if speed comes, everything will
work magically. Now, it?s a relief that
it did all go to plan, hopefully in time.
When I have the medal in my hands,
it will be more real. It was a big dream
to challenge myself and try to defend
my title straight after Sochi. To get to
win an Olympic title is just awesome,
a massive, massive honour.?
Yarnold?s achievement is the more
remarkable given the portents. Only
once this season had she ?nished on
the podium, at the first race three
months ago in Lake Placid. Her best
since was fourth at K鰊igssee in the few years ago and it is something I
last run before PyeongChang. But can do and feel connected to her.?
that didn?t faze her.
So what next after the day-time
?I?m an athlete that can perform on TV sofa circuit and the school visits?
big stages. Even though World Cup Will she be back for a third crack? ?I
results are up and down, that?s when feel very motivated today as I did four
I bring the performance,?
years ago. I feel that I can
she said. As a result, here
jump back on the sled,? she
she is, a double gold medalsaid. ?I?ll take a good break
It was a
list who knits.
and get back to you.?
big dream
?I am only doing strips to challenge
Remarkably there are
because I cannot do patsome out there bemoaning
terns, it is too complicated. myself and try the �5m in lottery cash
For years I have just been to defend my
per Olympic cycle that
doing strips and putting title. To win an ultimately funds golden
them aside. I woke up very Olympic title
moments like this. Their arearly ? not sleeping very is a massive
gument rests on the sport?s
well at the moment ? and I honour
relative inaccessibility.
did not know what else to
As you might expect,
do other than Netflix and
Yarnold has the answer for
chill, and to be knitting.
this, too. And that is participation in
?I remember knitting when Amy any sport, just get out there and do
Williams was on in the World Cup in stuff. ?I do think that we inspire peo2011. The only thing I could do was ple. When I show [kids] videos of me
watch the race on my laptop, and hurtling down the track. How is she
sit there knitting. My nan taught me doing this, a school girl from Kent? I
how to knit and she passed away a think that?s really important.?
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SLOPESTYLE SKIING
RUGBY UNION
Woods bursting with
pride despite ?wobbles?
that cost him his shot
Injuries take the shine off
Wasps? victory over Exeter
WASPS
Try Watson; Conversion Cipriani;
Penalties Gopperth 2.
By Kevin Garside
On sunny days like this in the mountains, there are no losers. And if you
want your kids to take up a sport that
preaches inclusion then give slopestyle skiing a go. You might end up
with an adult like James Woods, who
missed out on a medal by a whisker
here but felt like a champion.
Read this long-form Twitter response to his fourth place and tell me
it doesn?t put a smile on your face. ?Yo!
Thanks for all of the support crew. It
was an incredible day of shredding all
round @Olympics. I went all in for the
?W? and couldn?t not be more proud of
myself ? three runs in ?nals that I am
so stoked on, despite tiny, tiny wobbles which cost me the event.
?Came away with a couple of stitches and a sore back but am bursting
with pride thanks to each and every
shredder, freeskiers & snowboarders, who ride their heart out and
leave it all out there on the mountain ? respect! Even if you didn?t get
to shred here, big ups, let?s keep on
rocking and thank you for letting me
be part of this epic journey!?
No, thank you, Woodsy, for having
us along for the ride. This is only the
second Olympics for slopestyle skiing yet already it is one of the most
popular events. Think Cirque du
Soleil on snow, a visual spectacle of
jaw-dropping audacity, an acrobatic
jitterbug ?ying across azure skies.
EXETER
Try Cowan-Dickie; Conversion
Steenson.
7
By Hugh Godwin
AT THE RICOH ARENA
James Woods performs acrobatics in
the slopestyle skiing ?nal
Woods, who took his ?rst steps on
skis at a dry slope in Sheffield, put
on a remarkable display and with six
riders to go was in bronze spot. Then
down came Nick Goepper from the
United States to nick it with a blinding run of his own. As is the custom in
this community, Woods was the ?rst
to wrap his arms around the man who
stole his glory.
He was also disappointed, and
that?s okay, too. ?Fourth place is
minging, so devastating. Compared
to Sochi, [where] I didn?t put my best
effort down, there wasn?t the depth
of the ?eld that there is here. Today
I went out there and put it all on the
line, went for broke. I?m so proud of
that.? Tyler Harding, Britain?s second
representative, went out of the competition at the qualifying stage.
All you need to know about Snowboarding Big Air
When 19-24 February
Where Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre
What Snowboarding has come a long
way since the days when it was sidelined as a countercultural movement
and banned from many ski resorts.
It?s debut Games at the Olympics
at Nagano 1998 in Japan did not go
smoothly either, as three-time world
champion Terje Haakonsen boycotted
the event because the IOC did not
recognise the International Snowboard Federation. Instead they placed
snowboarding under the jurisdiction
of its skiing counterpart, a highly unpopular move.
But fast-forward 20 years
and snowboarding is a thriving, popular sport, set to
introduce another new discipline ? Big Air. So far in
PyeongChang, we?ve seen
slopestyle, snowboard
cross and the continued
dominance by American
superstar Shaun White in
halfpipe. But we haven?t
seen anything quite like
Big Air.
Big Air, which kicks off
today, is all about performing tricks after launching off
a massive ramp. The Ramp
at the Alpensia centre, which is a
purpose-built, temporary structure, is 160 feet high, and is set
to chuck riders up to
13
30 feet skyward. The snow event is
similar to Big Air events in BMX and
snowboarding, where riders are rewarded for tricks, height and landing.
Its introduction is aimed at appealing
to younger audiences, with the IOC
hoping to tap into the popularity of
events like the X Games, where Big Air
is big draw.
Snowboarders have three runs in
the ?nal, with their two best scores
combined for a ?nal mark.
Canada?s Max Parrot and Mark
McMorris are the dominant ?gures
in the men?s event, having won seven
X Games golds between them since
2012. In the women?s event, watch out
for Austria?s Anna Gasser.
Brit to Watch: Medal hopeful Katie
Ormerod broke her heel just a
day before competition started, but there is Big Air hope
elsewhere. Former gymnast
Billy Morgan (left) won
Big Air bronze in Oslo in
February 2016, while also
competing for Team GB is
Aimee Fuller, Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas.
Did you know? Morgan
became the ?rst person
to land a ?quadruple
cork? in 2015, a trick in
which a snowboarder
spins horizontally
and vertically, ?offaxis? while in the air.
Wasps rewarded a big Coventry
crowd with a battling win to close
the gap at the top of the Premiership behind the leading pair, Saracens and Exeter, but there was little
euphoria after Danny Cipriani was
one of four home players injured.
The con?dence coursing through
Wasps, as they recorded an eighth
win in nine Premiership matches,
was clear as they built a 7-0 half-time
lead through Marcus Watson?s try as
Exeter fell to a third straight loss in
the league for the first time since
January 2015.
In the space of nine brutal minutes, Wasps lost Cipriani, the hugely promising flanker Jack Willis,
Watson and Alex Rieder, with the
latter sent to hospital after having
his knee horribly wrenched in a trap
tackle.
Cipriani was less heavily af?icted,
but he tweaked the Achilles tendon
in his right leg. There has been much
discussion as to why the 30-year-old
fly-half is being let go from Wasps
this summer ? to a club in France, or
Japan on �0,000 for 10 matches,
or Sale Sharks; take your pick from
the rumour mill. Right now, his attacking combination with Jimmy
Gopperth and Willie le Roux is
superb.
Wasps led 7-0 at half-time thanks
to the 13th minute score by Watson,
after an Exeter scrum near their
goalline was wheeled, and with a
clever switch, Le Roux put Watson
in at the corner. To add to Exeter?s
pain, their lock Jonny Hill went to
the sin bin for his tip tackle on Le
Roux, while Cipriani landed the
conversion.
Wasps were wasteful, too ? failing
to add any points while Hill was off,
Marcus Watson scores Wasps? try against Exeter yesterday GETTY IMAGES
or when they put a kickable penalty
As Wasps rejigged, and the reto touch.
placement hooker Ashley Johnson
Then Willis hurt his right shoul- switched to the back row in place
der and Watson rolled an ankle try- of Rieder, who had replaced Willis,
ing to skip clear of a tackle. And with there was an offside penalty kicked
Joe Launchbury, James Haskell and by Gopperth for 10-0 before Exeter
Nathan Hughes absent on England belatedly found a try. With 61 minduty, Juan de Jongh, Tommy Tay- utes gone, Sam Skinner set up a
lor and Elliot Daly injured ? Daly line-out drive ?nished by Luke Cowis set to return the weekend
an-Dickie, the hooker who was
after next - and Kyle Easttraining with England earmond banned, Wasps?
lier in the week. Gareth
director of rugby Dai
Steenson converted.
Young found himself
The position had
gloomily revisiting
come from a penalty
Danny Cipriani was
the severe test of
against Johnson for
one of four players
resources he had
a wild lunge at Don
injured in a bruising
hoped had been left
Armand on the edge
nine-minute spell
behind in the autumn.
of a ruck, yet Wasps
at Ricoh Arena
Exeter had Jack
stayed brave, moving
Nowell away with Engthe ball the width of the
land, and fellow internapitch as their means of entionals Henry Slade and Sam
suring Exeter could not grab
Simmonds crocked, but the cham- hold of it.
pions? latest wobble featured such
You could argue Wasps know
obduracy that Young?s Devonian no other way. And after one gutcounterpart Rob Baxter declared tightening series of multiple
himself less troubled than he was phases, Exeter?s prop Ben Moon
after the shock loss at home to transgressed on the ground, and
Worcester in the previous round.
Gopperth landed the penalty.
4
Youngs could return from knee injury
early to bolster England and Leicester
By Sam Peters
Leicester and England fans were
given a boost with the news the
knee injury Ben Youngs suffered
against Italy is not as severe as
initially feared.
The 28-year-old scrum
half damaged ligaments in
England?s opening Six Nations
encounter and was ruled out
of the tournament with early
predictions indicating the
British and Irish Lion would be
side-lined for up to four months.
But Leicester medics are
more optimistic and believe
Eddie Jones?s ?rst-choice No 9
will return ?within six to eight
weeks?, meaning Youngs (below)
should be available for the tail
end of the season and England?s
three-Test summer tour
to South Africa. Youngs
return, most probably
in early April, will be
a welcome boost for
Matt O?Connor?s men,
who are in the hunt
for a play-off place
with a 33-18 victory
over Harlequins at
Welford Road on Saturday.
Australian Matt Toomua,
usually a centre but picked at ?y
half for the ?rst time in George
Ford?s absence on Six Nations
duty, inspired the Tigers which
lifts them to seventh in the Aviva
Premiership table.
With England prop Ellis Genge
also closing in on a return from
injury and gamebreakers Manu
Tuilagi and Telusa Veainu back
after long spells on the side
lines, Leicester?s hopes of
reaching the play-offs look
considerably rosier.
Watching England
coach Jones won?t
have been impressed
by Manu Tuilagi
slipping off tackles.
Quins? England
hopefuls Marcus Smith
and Kyle Sinckler also
had tough afternoons. Smith
missed three kicks and struggled
to break Tigers down while
tighthead prop Sinckler was
substituted on the hour mark.
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FOOTBALL
Football results and tables
CHAMPIONSHIP
FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
Brighton (2).................3 Coventry (0) ..............1
Locadia 15
Clarke-Harris 77
Goldson 34, Ulloa 61 Att 26,966
Huddersfield (0) .....0 Man Utd (1)..................2
Att 17,861
Lukaku 3, 55
Sheff Wed (0)..............0 Swansea (0)................0
Att 19,427
West Brom (0) ..........1 Southampton (1)...2
Rondon 58
Hoedt 11, Tadic 56
Att 17,600
Yesterday
Rochdale (1)................. 2 Tottenham (0)..........2
Henderson 45
Lucas Moura 59
Davies 90
Kane 88 (pen)
Att 8,480
McCarthy left
cursing Norwich?s
late equaliser
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham (0).......0 Millwall (0).................1
Att 19,111
Onyedinma 77
Burton Albion (0) ..0 Nottm Forest (0)....0
Att 5,775
Cardiff (1) ......................1 Middlesbrough (0)0
Morrison 33
Att 18,720
Fulham (0).................... 2 Aston Villa (0) ..........0
Sessegnon 52
Att 24,547
Ayite 71
Preston (0)...................1 Wolves (0)....................1
Browne 52
Helder Costa 61
Att 18,570
QPR (0) ............................ 2 Bolton (0).....................0
Lynch 72, Smith 90 Att 12,638
Sunderland (0).........0 Brentford (2).............2
Mokotjo 13,
Att 27,702
Maupay 28
Yesterday
Leeds (0)......................... 2 Bristol City (2) .........2
Lasogga 72
Diedhiou 11
Roofe 80
Reid 16 Att 28,004
Norwich (0)..................1 Ipswich (0)...................1
Klose 90
Chambers 89
Att 27,100
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton 32 22 6 4 57 24 72
Cardiff
32 18 7 7 48 27 61
Aston Villa
32 17 8 7 48 29 59
Derby
32 16 10 6 48 26 58
Fulham
32 15 10 7 54 36 55
Bristol City
32 14 11 7 47 38 53
Preston
32 12 14 6 39 31 50
Sheff Utd
31 15 4 12 44 37 49
Middlesbrough 32 14 6 12 40 30 48
Brentford
32 12 11 9 45 40 47
Leeds
32 13 6 13 44 41 45
Ipswich
32 13 6 13 44 42 45
Norwich
32 12 9 11 32 35 45
Millwall
32 10 12 10 37 34 42
QPR
32 10 9 13 35 44 39
Sheff Wed
32 8 13 11 34 38 37
Nottm Forest 32 11 3 18 35 50 36
Reading
31 8 8 15 34 41 32
Birmingham 32 8 6 18 22 44 30
Bolton
32 7 9 16 28 51 30
Hull
31 6 11 14 42 47 29
Barnsley
31 6 10 15 30 45 28
Sunderland
32 5 11 16 34 57 26
Burton Albion 32 6 8 18 24 58 26
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (0) .........1 Bristol Rovers (0).0
Pigott 90
Att 4,837
Doncaster (2)..............3 Fleetwood (0)...........0
Kiwomya 13
Att 7,013
Anderson 27, 55
Gillingham (0)...........0 Walsall (0) ...................0
Att 4,682
MK Dons (0).................1 Charlton (1) ................2
Agard 62
Kashi 10
Att 8,961
Magennis 60
Oxford Utd (0)...........0 Plymouth (1) .............1
Att 8,301
Bradley 45
Scunthorpe (1).......... 2 Northampton (1) ...2
Ojo 31, Wallace 77
Long 13
Att 4,157
O?Toole 57
Shrewsbury (0)........0 Rotherham (1)..........1
Wood 44
Att 7,007
Southend (2)............... 3 Portsmouth (1) .......1
Clarke 6 (og)
Evans 36
Demetriou 12, 84
Att 9,397
Yesterday
Blackpool (1)...............1 Peterborough (1)...1
Delfouneso 45
Marriott 21
Att 3,286
P W D L F A Pts
Shrewsbury
32 19 7 6 42 25 64
Wigan
30 19 6 5 56 18 63
Blackburn
32 18 9 5 58 32 63
Rotherham
33 18 5 10 56 38 59
Scunthorpe
34 15 11 8 50 38 56
Charlton
32 14 9 9 43 39 51
Plymouth
34 14 8 12 42 42 50
Bradford
33 15 5 13 48 50 50
Peterborough 32 12 10 10 50 42 46
Portsmouth
33 14 4 15 40 41 46
Gillingham
33 11 12 10 37 36 45
Bristol Rovers 33 14 3 16 48 51 45
Southend
33 12 8 13 42 51 44
Doncaster
34 10 12 12 42 42 42
Oxford Utd
33 11 8 14 49 51 41
Walsall
32 10 11 11 42 45 41
Blackpool
33 9 12 12 40 44 39
Wimbledon
33 10 7 16 33 42 37
Northampton 34 10 7 17 34 56 37
Fleetwood
32 10 6 16 43 53 36
Oldham
33 9 9 15 46 58 36
MK Dons
32 7 9 16 31 46 30
Bury
32 6 8 18 26 47 26
Rochdale
28 5 10 13 29 40 25
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ......................1 Accrington (0)..........1
Nicholls 18
Kee 68 (pen)
Att 1,501
Cambridge Utd (1)..3 Grimsby (0) ................1
Ikpeazu 19
Hooper 90 (pen)
Waters 67
Att 4,739
Maris 71
Carlisle (1)..................... 2 Chesterfield (0).......0
Etuhu 19
Att 4,025
O?Sullivan 81
Cheltenham (0) ........0 Wycombe (2) .............2
Akinfenwa 40
Att 3,513
Cowan-Hall 45
Crawley Town (1) ...3 Lincoln City (0) .......1
Smith 15
Green 52
Payne 68 (pen)
Att 2,809
Connolly 72
Crewe (0).......................1 Colchester (0)...........0
Miller 61
Att 3,548
Exeter (0) ......................0 Mansfield (1) .............1
Att 3,680
Rose 38
Morecambe (0).........1 Forest Green (1) .....1
Wylde 90
Clements 13
Att 1,447
Newport C (0)............0 Notts C (0)....................0
Att 3,326
Stevenage (2) .............4 Yeovil (0).......................1
Amos 16, Smith 45 Seager 76
Newton 46
Att 2,355
Kennedy 58
Swindon (2).................3 Port Vale (2) ...............2
Richards 24, 40
Howkins 11
Mullin 88
Montano 43
Att 5,713
P W D L F A Pts
Luton
33 20 7 6 72 32 67
Wycombe
33 18 8 7 65 46 62
Accrington
33 19 5 9 57 38 62
Mansfield
33 16 11 6 52 34 59
Notts County 33 16 10 7 54 35 58
Swindon
34 18 3 13 54 49 57
Lincoln City
33 14 11 8 45 33 53
Exeter
31 16 4 11 41 36 52
Crawley Town 34 15 6 13 41 41 51
Coventry
32 15 5 12 36 27 50
Colchester
34 13 11 10 45 40 50
Newport C
33 12 11 10 41 43 47
Carlisle
33 12 9 12 46 44 45
Cambridge
33 12 9 12 34 44 45
Stevenage
34 11 9 14 46 49 42
Cheltenham
34 10 9 15 46 50 39
Yeovil
33 10 8 15 46 54 38
Grimsby
34 9 9 16 30 50 36
Port Vale
33 9 7 17 37 49 34
Crewe
33 10 3 20 36 54 33
Forest Green 33 9 6 18 37 56 33
Morecambe
32 7 11 14 30 42 32
Chesterfield
33 7 6 20 33 60 27
Barnet
33 6 8 19 31 49 26
THE IRN BRU CUP SEMI-FINALS
TNS FC (0).....................1 Dumbarton (0) ........2
Ebbe 52
Handling 74
Att 825
Froxylias 84
Yesterday
Inverness CT (3).......3 Crusaders (0)............2
Oakley 1, Chalmers 13 Heatley 57, 79
Mulraney 44
Att 1,044
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Hibernian (0) ............. 2 Aberdeen (0)..............0
Boyle 46
Att 19,551
Kamberi 60
Motherwell (0).........0 Kilmarnock (1).........1
Att 5,322
O?Donnell 34
Partick (1)......................1 Dundee (0)...................2
Sammon 42
Murray 84, 90
Att 4,267
Ross County (0).......1 Hearts (0) .....................1
Naismith 76
Lafferty 53
Att 4,936
Yesterday
Celtic (0).........................0 St Johnstone (0) .....0
Hamilton (2) ............... 3 Rangers (4) .................5
Lyon 5
Murphy 10
Templeton 22
Windass 19, 34, 72
Imrie 88 (pen)
Morelos 27
Att 5,406
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
27 18 7 2 54 18 61
Rangers
27 16 4 7 53 31 52
Aberdeen
27 16 4 7 43 31 52
Hibernian
27 13 8 6 38 30 47
Hearts
27 9 11 7 28 24 38
Kilmarnock
25 9 8 8 31 33 35
Motherwell
27 9 5 13 33 37 32
Dundee
27 8 4 15 30 42 28
St Johnstone 25 7 6 12 22 36 27
Partick
27 6 6 15 25 45 24
Hamilton
25 6 5 14 34 47 23
Ross County 27 5 6 16 29 46 21
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP
Brechin (0) ...................0 Falkirk (0) ....................1
Att 805
Jakubiak 90
Livingston (3)............4 St Mirren (1) ..............1
Hardie 9, 15
Flynn 2
Miller 22
Att 2,708
Robinson 90
Queen of South (1).1 Morton (0)...................1
Dobbie 33
Oliver 55; Att 1,489
P W D L F A Pts
St Mirren
25 17 3 5 46 28 54
Livingston
24 12 7 5 40 26 43
Dundee Utd
22 12 4 6 30 26 40
Morton
23 9 8 6 33 23 35
Dunfermline 24 9 7 8 39 28 34
Queen of South 24 9 7 8 38 34 34
Inverness CT 23 8 6 9 30 28 30
Falkirk
25 7 8 10 28 39 29
Dumbarton
22 4 8 10 15 30 20
Brechin
24 0 4 20 18 55 4
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Airdrieonians (2).... 2 Queen?s Park (0).....1
Brownlie 3
Cummins 86
Duffy 25 (pen)
Att 908
Albion (1) ....................... 2 Raith (1)..........................2
Trouten 11, 90 (pen) Murray 40
Att 519
Marr 82 (og)
Arbroath (0)................0 Alloa (0) .........................0
Att 652
Ayr (1)............................... 3 East Fife (0).................0
McDaid 32
Att 1,170
Shankland 53
Forrest 60 (pen)
Forfar (4) .......................5 Stranraer (0).............1
Aitken 2, 6
Woods 89
Dingwall 24
Att 428
Hurst 29
Easton 72
P W D L F A Pts
Raith
26 17 6 3 53 23 57
Ayr
25 16 3 6 67 32 51
Alloa
24 11 6 7 35 27 39
Arbroath
23 11 5 7 42 30 38
Stranraer
25 10 5 10 40 46 35
Airdrieonians 25 8 8 9 34 42 32
East Fife
26 9 3 14 36 47 30
Forfar
26 7 3 16 30 53 24
Albion
24 6 5 13 47 58 23
Queen?s Park 26 5 6 15 29 55 21
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Clyde 2 Cowdenbeath 0; Elgin 2 Montrose
2; Peterhead 1 Berwick 1; Stenhousemuir
1 Edinburgh City 0; Stirling 3 Annan
Athletic 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 26 pts
54, 2 Peterhead (24-48), 3 Stirling (24-42),
4 Stenhousemuir (24-41), 5 Elgin (24-37),
6 Annan Athletic (25-32).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
AFC Fylde 0 Leyton Orient 1; Aldershot
1 Macclesfield 2; Boreham 2 Gateshead
1; Chester FC 3 Eastleigh 1; FC Halifax 1
Ebbsfleet United 2; Guiseley 1 Maidenhead Utd 3; Hartlepool 3 Woking 2; Maidstone 0 Barrow 1; Solihull Moors 3 Dover
2; Sutton Utd 1 Wrexham 1; Torquay 0
Dag & Red 3; Tranmere 1 Bromley 0.
erupted in delight and the home
crowd began to twitch nervously for
the exits. But in the fifth minute of
injury-time, with Ipswich in retreat, a
ISPWICH TOWN
marauding Klose got on to the end of
Chambers 89
1
a Grant Hanley cross to beat Bartosz
Bialkowski from close-range. Carrow
By Luke Brown
Road roared. There were just seven
AT CARROW ROAD
seconds left on the clock.
?Obviously it was a big setback
Mick McCarthy was unable to con- for us when we went behind so late
tain himself as his jubilant players in the game, but with this group I alran to celebrate Luke Chambers? ways know they have the mentality to
89th-minute opening goal. The tele- come back, the ?tness to come back
vision cameras caught him swearing and always have the ability to score a
goal,? Norwich manager Daniel
loudly, at nobody in particular.
And if that?s how he celFarke said.
ebrated Ipswich?s late
And so Ipswich?s misgoal, Lord only knows
erable wait for a win
behind enemy lines
what he was muttering to himself exactly
continues. They have
The
number
of
five minutes later, as
not won here since
minutes into
Timm Klose nodded
February 2006, and
injury time when
last
beat their rivals all
in a last-gasp equalisTimm Klose scored
the way back in 2009,
er for Norwich City to
Norwich?s equaliser
just shy of a decade ago.
ensure the spoils were
McCarthy denied aftershared.
wards that his swearing was
It was an explosive finale
directed at Norwich fans but did
to a lopsided Old Farm derby
that had until that point failed to ig- make a jibe about the money spent
nite in the manner everybody had by Ipswich?s neighbours. ?If I?d had
expected. After dominating the ?rst- �0m to spend over the last few seahalf Ipswich were on the rocks in the sons I think I could have them [Norsecond, although they thought they wich] languishing in 13th place in the
had done enough to snatch all three Championship, to be honest,? he said.
points when Chambers took advanLocal derbies can perversely mattage of some slack marking at a cor- ter just that bit more when there is
ner to head home.
less at stake, where the simple pleasIpswich?s vocal travelling support ure of a one-off win is the biggest
NORWICH CITY
Klose 90
1
5
Ipswich ?s
Cole Skuse
(left) and
Callum
Connolly
look dejected
after Norwich
equalise late
PA
prize on offer. With both sides rooted
in mid-table on 45 points, and any
hope of a spot in the play-offs now
appearing increasingly unlikely, the
two teams were left to scrap it out
purely for local pride, and it will be
Norwich?s supporters who derive the
most pleasure from this result.
It was a typically fractious atmosphere at Carrow Road, despite the
FA Cup Saturday action
WEST BROM 12 SOUTHAMPTON
HUDD?FIELD 02 MAN UTD
Pellegrino sympathises
with under-fire Pardew
VAR a welcome
distraction from
Pogba for Jose
Southampton manager Mauricio
Pellegrino has defended Alan
Pardew?s ill-fated Barcelona
training trip as the West Bromwich
Albion head coach ?ghts to keep
control at the Hawthorns.
Pellegrino?s men piled further
pressure on Pardew by ending
Albion?s involvement in the FA Cup
on Saturday just two days after
the ?taxi-gate? affair that added to
West Brom?s season of woe.
Pardew (right) had won just
one of his 13 Premier League
games in charge before
four senior players broke a
curfew and allegedly stole
a taxi in Barcelona in the
early hours of Thursday.
Jonny Evans, Gareth
Barry, Jake Livermore
and Boaz Myhill
apologised for staying
out late but their actions
heaped further scrutiny
on Pardew in a week when West
Brom had already sacked their
chairman and chief executive.
Pellegrino said: ?I have done
that all my life; decisions about
who goes to a break, the training
ground, the training camp ? two
days, seven days, 10 days, three
weeks, I have never had any
problem. When I was a player a
manager would say ?have one day
off, go out and enjoy?.
?Today, when players are out
together they have to be 100 per
cent of the time aware of their
behaviour. But the players today
are really professional; it is
impossible to play at this level
if you are not professional.
Everybody makes mistakes.
The problem is that everybody
knows these lads, they are
famous, they are on TV every
single week. There is a lot of
news around these teams.?
Jose Mourinho was
spared a lengthy
inquisition about
the whereabouts
of Paul Pogba
(right) thanks
to the latest VAR
controversy.
Juan Mata looked to have
doubled United?s lead on the
stroke of half-time only for video
assitant referee Neil Swarbrick,
in a London studio, to spend
more than two minutes before
determining that the United
mid?elder was offside.
Little wonder the United
manager was happy to spend his
post-match interviews avoiding
the Pogba issue. He did say, though:
?Now is the time to think about
Paul, to know what happened, why
he didn?t feel good enough to play,
can he play or be available to help
us on Wednesday.?
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Leeds fightback
delights fans and
Heckingbottom
Leeds United
Lasogga 72, Roofe 80
2
Bristol City
Diedhiou 11, Reid 16
2
By Callum Dent
AT ELLAND ROAD
anti-social Sunday lunchtime kickoff time.
Around these parts, fans wear
ex-referee Keith Hackett?s remarks
about this derby as a badge of honour.
?There are certain derbies you always
know are going to be highly charged,
but the East Anglian derby tops the
lot,? he once said. On this showing, he
is not wrong. THE INDEPENDENT
New Leeds head coach Paul
Heckingbottom paid tribute
to the club?s fans for inspiring
a late comeback that salvaged
an unlikely 2-2 draw against
Bristol City in his ?rst home
game in charge. The Elland Road
crowd booed the team off at
half-time following a lacklustre
performance, gifting goals to
Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Reid
inside 16 minutes.
But the home faithful supported
their team after the break and
were rewarded when PierreMichel Lasogga and substitute
Kemar Roofe scored in the ?nal
18 minutes to secure a point. ?I
thought they were fantastic,?
Heckingbottom said. ?It was
still 2-0 and there were not many
people not singing. The scarves
were out and they played a part in
getting the point.
?That is what the fans? support
deserved because that is what
spurs the players on. I can?t shout
as loud as 30,000 here. They made
a huge difference today.?
The draw left Leeds eight
points behind City. ?There was a
momentum swing. That is where
experience plays its hand. We are
going to have to deal with it better,?
said City manager Lee Johnson.
BRIGHTON 3-1 COVENTRY
SHEFF WED 0-0 SWANSEA
Dilemma for
Hughton as
new boys shine
Luhukay spolit
for goalkeeping
choice
Brighton?s FA Cup run is giving
manager Chris Hughton a Premier
League selection headache.
Hughton made nine changes to
his starting XI as Albion progressed
to the quarter-?nals for the ?rst
time in 32 years, where they will face
Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Debutant striker J黵gen Locadia
(below), defender Connor Goldson
and recent loan signing Leonardo
Ulloa were among the men brought
in and they all found the net. ?There
has been that mainstay of the team
but a lot of competition around that
and it?s always dif?cult for me to
pick a team,? said Hughton.
Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a
well-taken consolation for Coventry
and manager Mark Robins was
pleased. ?It was a
good experience
but we want to get
promoted as quickly
as we can.?
Shef?eld Wednesday
manager Jos
Luhukay (right)
believes in Joe
Wildsmith and
Cameron Dawson
he has the best
goalkeeping resources of his
career.
Luhukay was appointed
manager at Hillsborough last
month after two decades in
Germany and has been hugely
impressed by the pair.
Wildsmith has the No 1 shirt in
the Championship while Luhukay
has turned to Dawson in the FA
Cup, and he denied Mike van der
Hoorn?s header against Swansea
on Saturday to earn Wednesday a
0-0 draw and a ?fth-round replay.
?I?m so long in football but in all
my time I have not found two such
good goalkeepers like we have,?
said Luhukay.
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Talking Points
10 takeaways from this
weekend?s action
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
Sessegnon shows timing is
everything to set up Fulham win
If the mark of the elite attacker is
being in the right place, at the right
time, then consider Fulham?s Ryan
Sessegnon elite already at the age
of 18. Nulli?ed at Craven Cottage in
the ?rst half on Saturday by Aston
Villa?s impressive loanee Axel Tuanzebe, Sessegnon (right) found
space in the penalty area early in
the second half to set Fulham on
the way to a win that puts them in
touch with the automatic promotion places. He could have dropped
his head and sulked, as a teenager
could be forgiven for doing. So how
good is Sessegnon going to be by
the age of 19?
2
3
Northern v Southern hemisphere
clash would be the perfect union
Neil is worth his weight in gold for
overachieving Preston
I noticed a YouTube video showing
two young West Ham fans practising sliding in their living room,
inspired by Lizzy Yarnold?s gold
medal. That?s great, you could say ?
exactly why UK Sport gave skeleton
more than �5m in funding. Except
the nearest track with ice is in La
Plagne, France. The dry run Yarnold
(below) uses is in Bath. Good luck
turning that inspiration into a hobby.
This one turned into a mismatch, as
the Melbourne Storm ran out easy
winners against an overmatched
Leeds Rhinos team. But the rugby
league?s World Club Challenge remains a superlative one-off event
and one it seems strange the union
game doesn?t copy. Who wouldn?t
like to see an annual game between
the European Cup winner and the
best club team from the Southern
Hemisphere?
The best manager, pound-forpound, in the Championship is not
Wolves? Nuno Espirito Santo. It?s
not even Slavisa Jokanovic, or Dean
Smith who continues to have Brentford punching above their weight.
Name me a man doing a better job
than Alex Neil, whose Preston side
drew at Deepdale against Wolves
on Saturday. Neil (above) has seamlessly taken over from the work of
Simon Grayson, and on a budget too.
5
6
Bayliss?s voice drowned out by
growing clamour for Twenty20
Napoli will win all the plaudits even
if they don?t clinch the Italian league
How do you explain the Vegas Golden Knights? Expansion franchises
are supposed to be useless at least
at ?rst. And yet the Golden Knights
zipped their way to the NHL?s
record on Saturday by hammering
the Montreal Canadiens. Perhaps
if you bring athletes together with
enough still to prove, they can overcome opponents with twice the talent but half the desire.
Trevor Bayliss might wish that T20
international cricket would just disappear. But he?s likely to be sorely
disappointed, judging by yesterday
morning at least. Alongside England?s win over New Zealand, there
were games between Bangladesh
and Sri Lanka, and India and South
Africa yesterday. Bayliss? opinion is
based on good sense but public demand will surely shout louder.
Juventus may go on to win Serie A,
but surely any neutral should be
cheering for Napoli. Mauricio Sarri?s
side scored another of those goals
yesterday, Allan exchanging improbable-looking one-twos before opening the scoring against lowly SPAL.
There?s something quasi-tragic
about Napoli. Juve should crush
them in the end. But some things are
more important than winning.
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9
10
On 16 minutes of the East Anglian
derby, Norwich fans applauded their
rivals to mock Ipswich?s 16th consecutive season in the second tier.
What would you rather? Norwich?s
drop into League One and rise back
to the Premier League, or Ipswich?s
years of stability? It?s one of
many strange illogicalities of
football support that Ipswich
fans would probably rather
take Norwich?s situation.
We should be careful of concluding
anything while Chris Froome?s drug
saga rumbles on. But there was
an irony in Tim Wellens winning
the Ruta del Sol. Wellens (below)
abandoned last year?s Tour de
France when he realised he would
need a TUE for an allergy. He
could have raced on but chose
not to, out of respect for the
sport. Perhaps there?s a lesson for Froome there.
Could you hear a hint of fear in Fox
News host Laura Ingraham?s voice
as she told LeBron James and fellow
NBA players to ?shut up and dribble?, in response to James claiming
Donald Trump does not care about
the people. Ingraham?s implication
? that sports stars are unquali?ed to
speak about politics ? barely hides a
paranoia over the vast in?uence of
James and Kevin Durant, who called
Ingraham?s response ?racist?.
Being inspired by Yarnold puts
young Hammers on a slippery slope
Golden Knights prove there?s more to
franchises than meets the eye
Would Ipswich fans prefer the
yoyo-ing of East Anglia rivals?
Ruta del Sol winner Wellens shows
Froome how it should be done
4
7
Fox host fails to silence NBA?s
powerful voice with dribble jibe
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FA CUP
Sport
Davies? late
strike keeps
Rochdale
hopes alive
19.02.18
P50
WINTER OLYMPICS
Yarnold reveals
how Netflix and
knitting led to
golden repeat
P51
RUGBY UNION
Wasps battle past
Exeter to close
the gap at the
top of the table
P48
CRICKET
England coach
Bayliss calls for
an end to T20
internationals
ROCHDALE
Henderson 45, Davies 90
2
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Lucas 59, Kane pen 88
2
Rochdale
Lillis
McNulty
McGa ey
De aney
By Mark Critchley
AT SPOTLAND
For the second time in five days,
Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 2-2
draw on their travels, but that in itself
does not tell the story of a week that
neatly summed up this club?s recent
history.
After arguably producing the most
impressive performance of Mauricio
Pochettino?s tenure so far against Juventus, his side were held to the same
scoreline by lowly Rochdale, bottom
of English football?s third tier and yet
still in the FA Cup ?fth round.
It was no less than Keith Hill?s
League One stragglers deserved.
Steve Davies was Spotland?s hero,
the substitute striking in the third
minute of stoppage time to cancel
out Harry Kane?s late penalty and
earn his club an evening at Wembley.
Tottenham?s complacent ?rst-half
showing had left Rochdale hoping
for more still, as Ian Henderson put
Hill?s side ahead shortly before the
break with an expertly-taken finish. A debut goal from Lucas Moura
brought the visitors back into it and
when Dele Alli won a contentious
penalty late on, Kane dispatched
from the spot.
Their quarter-?nal spot appeared
secure but Davies had other ideas.
Improbably, after Toby Alderweireld
failed to deal with one last hopeful
Rochdale cross, the substitute ?red
in a late equaliser.
From sublime on Tuesday to the
sub-par on Sunday, but perhaps the
discrepancy between the two displays in question was to be expected.
Not a single player from Pochettino?s
starting line-up in Turin was re-
Guardiola:
I wasn?t good
enough for
Wigan
Cannon
Kitching
Camps
Rafferty
Done
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Llorente
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Foyth Alderweireld T ippier
Vorm
Tottenham Hotspur
Substitutions: Rochdale Davies (Humphrys, 75);
Rathbone (Rafferty, 81); McNulty (Inman, 89).
Tottenham Lamela (Winks, 62); Alli (Lucas, 71); Kane
(Llorente, 76).
Booked: Rochdale McGahey, Rafferty, Rathbone;
Tottenham Alderweireld.
Man of the match Steve Davies.
Match rating 8/10.
Possession: Rochdale 35% Tottenham 65%.
Attempts on target: Rochdale 3 Tottenham 6.
Referee R Madley (Wake?eld). Attendance 8,480.
Steve Davies (left) celebrates after
scoring Rochdale?s late equaliser
against Tottenham REUTERS
tained for this tie, meaning Alderweireld was recalled in the centre of
defence and Lucas, the �m signing
from Paris Saint-Germain, earned
his ?rst start.
Even with so many changes, Tottenham should have had enough
?repower to put away a team like Rochdale. Instead, the hosts were the
better side for the majority, treating
this as a red letter day in an otherwise
dif?cult season.
The opener owed much to Mark
Kitching, who brilliantly dispossessed Harry Winks in mid?eld to initiate the move, another penetrating
Rochdale counter. Andrew Cannon?s
slide-rule pass from the right ?ank
was just as impressive and invited
the composed, ?rst-time ?nish that
followed it.
But shortly after the break when
Harrison McGahey stepped up a
little too soon to close down Victor
Wanyama, he allowed Lucas to nip
in through on goal unmarked. Wan-
By Mark Critchley
Guardiola?s knowledge of Wigan, it?s
squad and their particular style of
play. The move fell through, however,
with Jewell claiming that Guardiola?s
head had been turned.
Guardiola will ?nally turn up at
the DW Stadium tonight when his
Manchester City side play Wigan in
the ?fth round of the FA Cup and on
Friday, he con?rmed that he once
came close to joining the Latics,
though his version of events differs
somewhat from Jewell?s.
?I was not good enough! That is
the truth, yeah,? the City manager
Pep Guardiola has claimed that
the only reason he did not sign for
Wigan Athletic when he had the
chance was because he was not
considered good enough.
After leaving Qatari club Al-Ahli
in 2005, Guardiola was approached
by then-Wigan manager Paul Jewell,
who tried to persuade the 35-year-old
free agent to spend the ?nal days of
his career in Lancashire.
The pair spoke on the phone
and Jewell was impressed with
Sixth-round draw
Shef?eld Wednesday or Swansea
v Rochdale or Tottenham
Manchester United v Brighton
Leicester v Chelsea
Wigan or Manchester City v
Southampton
Ties to be played over the
weekend of 16-19 March
insisted. ?I was old, really old, as a
football player to come here. I tried
to come here to play in English
football, like a football player, but I
was not able.
?The same happened when I came
here to Manchester City, with Stuart
Pearce,? he added, recalling how he
almost joined his current employers
as a player in the summer of 2005.
?They were so clever! They were
so clever because I was not good
enough!?
The former Barcelona and Spain
mid?elder instead spent the ?nal
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complaints over
Spurs penalty
By Mark Critchley
yama duly found the new recruit,
who lifted a left-footed over Rochdale
keeper Josh Lillis for his ?rst Tottenham goal.
Kane was eventually introduced
with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Tottenham sensed blood and, with
just two minutes left, established a
lead by way of a controversial penalty.
McGahey was the culprit again,
felling substitute Dele Alli. Kane converted from the spot.
Yet in the world?s oldest cup com-
petition, the unfancied always seem
to retain a chance. The golden opportunity came in the penultimate
minute of added-on time, from a
cross that should have been comfortably cleared.
Alderweireld capped off his
wretched afternoon by only nodding
the ball into Davies? path. The
Rochdale substitute netted his fourth
goal in as many FA Cup appearances,
one that will live long in Spotland?s
memory. THE INDEPENDENT
Rochdale manager Keith Hill
insisted he had no problem with
the late penalty awarded against
his side in their pulsating FA Cup
draw with Tottenham Hotspur,
even if Dele Alli dived to win it.
Alli went down under the
challenge of Harrison McGahey in
the 88th minute with the score at
1-1, with several Rochdale players
complaining that he had gone to
ground too easily.
Tottenham?s place in the
quarter-?nals appeared to
be secure when Harry Kane
converted the spot-kick,
but a stoppage-time
equaliser by
Stephen Davies
earned Rochdale
a deserved
replay at
Wembley.
Hill (right) held
his post-match
press conference
before having a
chance to see a replay of
the Alli incident, but refused to
criticise the player and instead
claimed he would be happy to see
the England international do the
same at next summer?s World Cup.
?I?m led to believe he was
looking for it, but why not?
If players feel there is an
opportunity to be gained then
brilliant, I don?t hold it against
him,? the Rochdale manager said.
?I don?t blame him and I
don?t have a problem with it.
Whether it?s him, Harry Kane or
[Rochdale?s opening scorer] Ian
Henderson, it doesn?t matter who
does it. If he does that for England
in the World Cup this summer
then I will de?nitely be supporting
him.?
Hill hailed his side, bottom
of League One, for producing
an ambitious display and a
famous result having risked
?football suicide? by playing so
adventurously. ?It was a feeling
of reward, not relief, because the
performance deserved at least
the opportunity for us to go to
Wembley for a replay,? he said. ?It
could have been football suicide
but I thought we gained their
respect and to score the goal we
did was tremendous.?
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Pep Guardiola had talks about joining
Wigan as a player in 2005
for promotion from League One,
sitting one point behind surprise
leaders Shrewsbury Town, but will
be hard pressed to stop a City side
that wants success on all fronts this
season.
Guardiola, meanwhile has called
for focus from his players amid
a spell of important ?xtures, or
??nals?. ?We played, for example,
a ?nal in Basel and now it?s a ?nal
against Wigan, ?nal against Arsenal
in the Carabao Cup ?nal and, after
have Arsenal and Chelsea in the
league.? THE INDEPENDENT
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BOXING
Groves dislocates
shoulder in win
George Groves will see a
specialist having dislocated
his shoulder in his win over
Chris Eubank Jr, but remains
adamant he will feature in the
World Boxing Super Series ?nal.
?The shoulder?s okay,? Groves
said. ?It popped out in the 12th
round. It went a bit skew-whiff
at that point. It?s back in now. I?m
con?dent that it?s not going to be
something that?s a big problem.?
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WOMEN?S FOOTBALL
RUGBY LEAGUE
Man City reach
quarter-finals
Bennett to stay on
as England coach
Holders Manchester City
overcame Birmingham City
in extra-time to reach the
Women?s FA Cup quarter-?nals.
The Women?s Super League
1 leaders remain unbeaten in
all competitions this season
following goals from Georgia
Stanway and Claire Emslie in
extra-time. Nadia Nadim?s opener
for Man City had earlier been
cancelled out by Ellen White?s
strike.
Wayne Bennett is expected to
be con?rmed as staying on as
England coach today. But the
Castleford coach Daryl Powell
has turned down the offer of a
role as the Australian?s assistant.
Bennett, 68, led England to the
World Cup ?nal last year and
his next Test is set to be against
New Zealand in June. The match
against the Kiwis will soon be
con?rmed as taking place in
Denver in June.
TENNIS
Kvitova lifts Qatar Open with 13th win
Petra Kvitova (above) came from a set down to claim the Qatar Open title
in Doha with a 13th successive victory. The Czech 16th seed clinched a
3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain?s Garbine Muguruza, winning a second title
in three weeks and reclaiming her place in the top 10 having started the
season ranked at 29. Asked to explain her blistering start to the season on
court afterwards, she said: ?I have no idea. I just tried. When I remember
where I was one year ago, it was going to be impossible. I could not really
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dream of it.?
RUGBY UNION
year of his playing career with
Mexico?s Dorados de Sinaloa, under
his friend and mentor Juan Manuel
Lillo, and that six-month spell is now
considered to be a de?ning period
in his development into one of world
football?s leading coaches.
Trophy hauls with Barcelona
and Bayern Munich followed, but
Guardiola could surpass those
achievements this year and enjoy
the most successful single campaign
of his career to date by leading City
to the quadruple.
Paul Cook?s Wigan are well-placed
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Dragons let victory
slip to Benetton
Benetton came from behind
to clinch an 18-15 victory and
in?ict an 11th PRO14 Conference
B defeat of the season for the
Dragons. The Dragons had looked
on course to grab victory after
Liam Belcher, with two, and
Jared Rosser scored tries. But
none of them were converted by
Zane Kirchner and that proved to
be the difference.
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aland by 2 runs
New Zealand won toss
ENGLAND
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
21 1 3 13 13
J J Roy c Williamson b Boult
1 0 0 4 8
A D Hales c Williamson b Southee
D J Malan c Chapman b de Grandhomme 53 5 2 36 41
80 6 4 46 73
*E J G Morgan not out
2 0 0 5 6
?J C Buttler st Seifert b Sodhi
6 0 0 8 16
S W Billings b Boult
10 0 2 5 5
D J Willey c Guptill b Southee
10 1 1 3 2
L A Dawson c Guptill b Boult
6 1 0 1 0
C J Jordan not out
Extras (w4 nb1)
5
Total(for 7, 20 overs)
194
Fall: 1-22, 2-24, 3-117, 4-123, 5-165, 6-176, 7-187.
Did Not Bat: A U Rashid, T K Curran.
Bowling: T A Boult 4-0-50-3, M J Santner 2-0-32-0, T G
Southee 4-0-22-2, C de Grandhomme 4-0-32-1, K S Williamson 1-0-16-0, I S Sodhi 4-0-31-1, C Munro 1-0-11-0.
NEW ZEALAND
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
M J Guptill b Malan
62 4 3 47 67
C Munro c Willey b Rashid
57 7 3 21 29
*K S Williamson b Dawson
8 0 0 13 14
M S Chapman not out
37 2 2 30 45
L R P L Taylor c Morgan b Curran
7 0 1 6 6
C de Grandhomme not out
7 0 1 5 13
Extras (b2 lb8 w2 nb2)
14
Total(for 4, 20 overs)
192
Fall: 1-78, 2-100, 3-164, 4-173.
Did Not Bat: ?T L Seifert, M J Santner, T G Southee, I S
Sodhi, T A Boult.
Bowling: D J Willey 3-0-33-0, T K Curran 3-0-32-1, C
J Jordan 4-0-41-0, A U Rashid 4-0-22-1, L A Dawson
4-0-27-1, D J Malan 2-0-27-1.
Umpires: C M Brown and P Wilson.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has
admitted he would happily abolish
Twenty20 internationals and leave
the game?s most thriving format to
domestic leagues across the world.
Bayliss, who has previously
coached Kolkata Knight Riders in
the IPL and Big Bash side Sydney
Sixers, has ?oated similar thoughts
in the past but doing so on the occasion of England?s 100th T20
match represents a significant
intervention.
His side beat New Zealand by two
runs in Hamilton but missed out on
a Tri-Series ?nal against Australia
due to inferior net run-rate.
Bayliss is concerned about the 1500m specialists and 100m speincreasingly exhaustive nature of cialists,? Bayliss noted.
the cricketing calendar but how
?I think it?s de?nitely the way it?s
his words will go down at Edgbas- heading, not just with the players
ton, Old Trafford, Cardiff and
but when that happens I?m not
Bristol ? venues currently
sure.? The issue somewhat
selling tickets for this
overshadowed the end
summer?s England
of England?s interest
T20s ? can only be
in the Trans-Tasman
guessed.
tournament.
New Zealand?s big
?Look, I haven?t
After defeats in
hitting
left-hander
changed my opinion
Hobart, Melbourne
Colin Munro
on it. I wouldn?t play
a n d We l l i n g t o n
brought up his 50
T20 internationals,?
they ?nally came out
from just 18 balls
he said. ?I?d just let
on top, but trudged
the franchises play. If
from the field without
we continue putting on so
celebration.
many games there?ll be a cerAlthough they successfully detain amount of blowout, not just fended 195, they needed to keep the
players but coaches as well.?
Black Caps under 175 to progress
Bayliss, who has already an- and failed by 17 runs.
nounced he will walk away at the
?Once that went naturally heads
end of his current contract in went down,? said captain Eoin MorSeptember 2019, even opened the gan, who top-scored on the night
door to entirely distinct squads with 80 not out. ?We had no right to
and coaching teams. ?If you go to a be in the ?nal. We played terribly so
swimming tournament you?ve got far in the tri-series.?
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By Phil Casey
Richard Kilty has ruled himself
out of contention for a second
world title over 60 metres after
injury brought an early end to his
indoor season.
Kilty (right), who was a 66-1
outsider when he won the
World Indoor title in 2014,
looked on course to book
his place in the British
team for this year?s
event when he reached
the ?nal of the British
Indoor Championships
in Birmingham on
Saturday.
However, the recurrence
of an Achilles injury forced the
28-year-old from Teesside to
withdraw from the ?nal, which
saw CJ Ujah claim victory in 6.56
seconds to secure a return to
Arena Birmingham next month.
Kilty did not immediately give
a reason for his withdrawal, but
wrote on Twitter yesterday:
?Gutted to call my indoor season
a day yesterday, been suffering
with an Achilles injury which was
strapped up yesterday ? ?ared up
during the semi ?nal. As Britain?s
most successful indoor athlete in
recent years it?s a tough call but
my health is key and have other
aims prioritised.?
The British team will be
announced tomorrow,
with this weekend?s
winners guaranteed
a place as long as they
have achieved the
qualifying standard.
In addition, as the
host nation Britain are
permitted to enter one athlete
in an event where there is not
otherwise any representation.
The men?s high jump won by
Mike Edwards with a clearance of
2.20m. Shef?eld?s Lee Thompson
produced one of the best
performances of the day to win the
400m with a personal best
of 46.23s.
Roger Federer needed just 55 minutes to see off Grigor Dimitrov and
claim the ABN AMRO World Tennis
Tournament title in Rotterdam.
The Swiss, who earlier this week
con?rmed his return to the top of the
ATP world rankings at the age of 36,
breezed past his Bulgarian opponent
6-2, 6-2 on the way to his 97th tourlevel trophy.
Federer said: ?It?s de?nitely one of
those weeks I will never forget in my
life. It?s unbelievable to get my 97th
title and get back to world No 1. It?s
very special.?
Federer had previously won in the
Dutch city in 2005 and 2012 and he
assumed control after breaking in
the fifth game in front of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands as
Dimitrov made 13 unforced errors in
the ?rst set.
An immediate break in the second
set him on the road to a comfortable
victory. ?I was able to execute my
tennis the way I wanted to. I?m very
happy,? added Federer.
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Groves moved, smothered and
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was not a masterclass, not a shut-out
but it was one-sided in an odd way.
Eubank Jr was very disappointing
and his father and the veteran coach
Ronnie Davies, the two men in his
corner, were left baf?ed at the end.
?He never listened, that was not Junior in there,? Davies said.
Eubank Snr added: ?He never performed, that?s the cold truth.? It certainly is. I think Eubank Jr is a much
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A E R Q H Z D W K F U
ATHLETICS
BRITISH INDOOR CH?SHIPS,
Birmingham ? Winners - Men, 60m:
C Ujah 6.56. 200: A Infantino 20.77.
400m: L Thompson 46.23. 800m: E Giles
1:49.91. 1500m: J Wightman 3m 43.83.
3000m: A Heyes 7:54.81. 60m Hurdles:
A Pozzi 7.58. 5000m Walk: T Bosworth
8:28.70. High Jump: M Edwards 2.2m.
Long Jump: Rutherford 7.8m. Triple
Jump: N Douglas 16.77m. Pole vault: A
Hague 5.65m. Shot Put: S Lincoln 18.4m.
Women, 60m: A Philip 7.12s. 200: F
Agyapong 23.30. 400m: E Doyle 51.84.
800m: S Oskan 2:00.06. 1500m: E
McColgan 4:13.94. 3000m: 1L Muir
8:46.71s. 60m Hurdles: M Marrs 8.16.
5000m Walk: B Davies 21:25.37. High Jump:
M Lake 1.88m. Long Jump: K JohnsonThompson 6.71m. Triple Jump: K Williams
14.16m. Pole vault: M Caudery 4.25m. Shot
Put: RWallader 17.45m.
(Fr) 69 69 66 71; 277 A Levy (Fr) 71 69
67 70; Seung-su Han (US) 70 69 70 68; J
Campillo (Sp) 73 70 66 68; 278 R Rock 69
71 69 69; F Zanotti (Par) 68 71 70 69.
WOMEN?S AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Adelaide, Final rd (Aus unless stated): 274
J Young Ko (S Kor) 65 69 71 69; 277 H Jin
Choi (S Kor) 69 71 70 67; 278 H Green 69
74 66 69; 279 K Kirk 72 73 69 65; 281 M
Alex (US) 71 72 70 68; M Lee 72 70 69 70.
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cheshire 77
Sheffield 82.
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
Newcastle (21).....29 Bath (0) ......................12
Sale (3) ..........................3 Saracens (10) ........13
Leicester (9) ..........33 Harlequins (8)......18
Northampton (3)25 London Irish (14)17
Worcester (22) ....25 Gloucester (10) ...15
Wasps (7)..................13 Exeter (0) .................... 7
P W D L F A B Pts
Saracens
15 11 0 4 458242 9 53
Exeter
15 10 0 5 377243 12 52
Wasps
15 10 0 5 419350 8 48
Gloucester 15 9 0 6 333362 6 42
Newcastle 15 9 0 6 286335 5 41
Bath
15 8 0 7 385345 9 41
Leicester
15 8 0 7 346348 5 37
Sale
15 7 0 8 342 317 9 37
Harlequins 15 6 0 9 394426 8 32
Northampton15 6 0 9 331 411 6 30
Worcester 15 5 0 10 283399 7 27
London Irish 15 1 0 14 245421 7 11
CRICKET
FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
India v South Africa, Johannesburg:
India 203-5 (20.0 overs; S Dhawan 67).
South Africa 175-9 (20.0 overs; R R
Hendricks 70; B Kumar 5-24). India won
by 28 runs.
SECOND TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Sylhet: Sri
Lanka 210-4 (20.0 overs; B K G B K G
Mendis 70). Bangladesh 135 (18.4 overs).
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 75 runs.
GOLF
THE GENESIS OPEN, California, Final
rd (USA unless stated, par 71): 203 B
Watson 68 70 65; 204 P Cantlay 66 69
69; 205 T Finau 66 71 68; K Na 68 70 67;
C Smith (Aus) 72 68 65; G McDowell (GB)
69 66 70; 206 D Fathauer 68 70 68; 207
D Johnson 74 69 64; A Baddeley (Aus) 72
68 67; J Thomas 69 71 67; S Stallings 71
68 68; R Moore 68 68 71.
OMAN GOLF CLASSIC, ALMOUJ GOLF,
MUSCAT, Final rd (Gb & Irl unless
stated): 272 J Luiten (Neth) 72 66 66 68;
274 C Wood 70 66 69 69; 275 J Guerrier
RUGBY LEAGUE
WORLD CLUB CHALLENGE
Melbourne (18)...38 Leeds (4).......................4
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Widnes (4) .............10 Warrington (10) 18
FRIENDLY
South Sydney (12)18 Wigan (8).....................8
RUGBY UNION
GUINNESS PRO14
Connacht (6) .........11
Glasgow (15)..........37
Ospreys (7) .............26
Ulster (7) ................. 16
Cardiff Blues (19)25
Leinster (10) ........ 20
Newport GW (15)15
Zebre (7) ....................19
Cheetahs (10) ........23
Southern K (12)...12
Edinburgh (7)........ 17
Munster (5) ............18
Scarlets (7)..............13
B Treviso (12)........18
TENNIS
ATP ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS
TOURNAMENT, ROTTERDAM: final: (1)
R FEDERER (Swit) bt (2) G DIMITROV
(Bul) 6-2 6-2.
ATP ARGENTINA OPEN, BUENOS AIRES,
ARGENTINA: final: (1) D THIEM (Aut) bt
A Bedene (Sloven) 6-2 6-4.
WTA QATAR TOTAL OPEN, DOHA, QATAR: final: (16) P KVITOVA (Cz Rep) bt (4)
G MUGURUZA (Sp) 3-6 6-3 6-4.
WINTER OLYMPICS
BOBSLEIGH, 2-Man Bob, Run 1: 7 Great
Britain (B Hall & J Fearon) 49.37. Run 2:
7 Great Britain 1:38.87 (Q).
CURLING, Round robin, Men: Korea 11
Great Britain 5, Italy 6 Great Britain
7 Women: Denmark 6 Great Britain 7,
Korea 7 Great Britain 4, Great Britain
6 Sweden 8.
FREESTYLE SKIING, Ski Slopestyle
Final: 1 O Braaten (Norway) 95pts, 2 N
Goepper (US) 93.6, 3 A Beaulieu-Marchand (Canada) 92.4, 4 J Woods (GB) 91.
Women, Ski Slopestyle Final: 1 S Hoefflin (Switzerland) 91.20pts, 2 M Gremaud
(Switzerland) 88.00, 3 I Atkin (GB) 84.60,
7 K Summerhayes (GB) 71.40.
SKELETON, Women, Final: 1 L Yarnold
(GB) 3:27.28; 2 J Loelling (Germany)
3:27.73; 3 L Deas (GB) 03:27.90.
SPEED SKATING, Women, Short Track
1500m Semi-final: E Christie (GB) dnf.
TODAY?S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
Wigan v Man City (7.55) .............................................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackburn v Bury ............................................................
CRICKET
FIFTH ODI: AFGHANISTAN V
ZIMBABWE (Sharjah, 10.00am).
SNOOKER
WORLD GRAND PRIX (Preston).
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP (7.45):
Rochdale v Dewsbury.
eondegi is a popular street snack in Korea. It
is, to put it mildly, an acquired taste. It is made
of steamed silkworm pupae and smells like a
damp pair of ?sherman?s socks. Vendors are
easy to spot ? because the stuff they are selling stinks.
The locals love the little brown things, which look like a
cupful of legless cockroaches when served in the usual
way, in a paper cup supplied with a toothpick.
To each their own: just as the Koreans? fondness
for beondegi is unfathomable, it is certain that
many people from outside Europe retch at the mere
thought of, say, pressed milk curd that has been
allowed to turn mouldy ? or blue cheese, as it is more
commonly known.
Just like I am sure Ed Leigh, one of the BBC?s commentators at the Winter Olympics, has his fans. I, however, beg to differ. Leigh calls the action on the ?cool?
sports at the Games, like slopestyle skiing and snowboarding. But despite the fact that many of the participants twirling, leaping and contorting themselves on
our screens are inked, pierced and shaggy-haired, it
doesn?t give Leigh the right to use nicknames willy-nilly
and substitute genuine insight with orgasmic shouts of
?Yeah!! Yes, yes!?
A case in point was James Woods? (below) near-miss
for a bronze medal in the slopestyle skiing. The quality
of competition was impressive ? or in Leigh?s terms, the
skiers were ?dumping their runs?. That frankly baf?ing
comment and Leigh?s cries of ?yes, Woodsy, yes? may
have ?oated some fans? boats, but the Winter Games
are not a stag weekend. Could you imagine Martin
Tyler, the Sky football commentator, shouting ?mad
tekkers, Wazza? if Wayne Rooney did something particularly noteworthy?
At least Leigh?s enthusiasm gave another facet to
the BBC?s coverage of the Games. Much of the rest of it
failed to ?nd a middle ground between rampant triumphalism and furrowed-brow hand-wringing.
There were exceptions, notably Steve Cram calling the curling, Chemmy Alcott?s heart-on-sleeve yet
insightful punditry from the Salford studio and John
Jackson?s ability to spot every bump and blunder in
the skeleton.
But to call the serial speed skating faller
Elise Christie ?the bravest person? after
her tearful interview following her
500-metre mishap in midweek was
just about bordering on self-parody.
As were the repeated screams of
?we?ve done it!? when Dom Parsons
opened Britain?s medal account
with a skeleton bronze on Friday.
We can handle acknowledgement
of a tremendous effort (aided by a
healthy slice of luck) but let?s be real for a
second here: nobody had rescued anyone from
a
burning building, made it to the moon or discovered a
cure for a terminal disease.
It almost seems that as Britain?s footprint on the
world diminishes post-Brexit, Olympic commentators
must over-compensate by yelling at us to hammer
home the fact that their healthily funded sportspeople
are GREAT and INCREDIBLE and HISTORIC.
The events where there were no Britons competing were far more watchable. Such as the men?s giant
slalom sometime in the early hours of yesterday morning. Matt Chilton the commentator knows his stuff
and it was a pleasure to hear him wax lyrical about the
Austrian legend Marcel Hirscher.
And of course there is Eurosport, whose coverage
is far more even-handed and comprehensive than the
BBC?s. And ? most importantly ? it is completely devoid
of jingoistic, shrill shrieking.
Some of course may love the Beeb?s approach. Then
again, some people like beondegi.
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Russian bronze
medallist fails
doping test
By Hugo Lowell
A Russian athlete who won
bronze in PyeongChang has
tested positive for a banned
substance. It is a fresh blow to
a country already suspended
from the Games after a statebacked drugs scandal.
Alexander Krushelnytsky,
a member of the Olympic
Athletes from Russia team
who competed in the curling
mixed doubles with his wife,
submitted a urine sample
with traces of meldonium, a
heart medicine that improves
blood ?ow.
Krushelnytsky will have his
secondary sample analysed
to con?rm the ?nding today,
according to a statement from
the OAR team. Until then, the
violation will not be of?cially
recorded and the medal will
not be rescinded.
The Court of Arbitration for
Sport, responsible for handing
down anti-doping sanctions
at the Games, has not yet been
noti?ed of the case, and an OAR
spokesperson con?rmed only
that they had been informed of
the failed test.
It is believed that lab analysis
showed the meldonium had
been taken up to 10 days before
the test. Krushelnytsky denies
doping, and told Russian
of?cials he feared his drink had
been deliberately spiked at a
pre-Games training camp.
Krushelnytsky and
his partner Anastasia
Bryzgalovoy, had attended
a training camp in Japan
before PyeongChang. He
passed an out-of-competition
doping test on 22 January,
specialist Olympics website
insidethegames reported.
The news has been met with
dismay among members of
the International Olympic
Committee, especially after
some critics pointed out the
IOC had supposedly vetted
every Russian athlete before
allowing them to compete.
The IOC said: ?On one hand it
is extremely disappointing but
on the other, hand it shows the
effectiveness of the anti-doping
system at the Games.?
Alexander Krushelnytsky denies
doping, saying his drink was spiked
WinterOlympics
SKELETON
Lizzy Yarnold
comes off her
gold-winning run
in PyeongChang
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Knitting and
Netflix behind
Yarnold?s gold
medal success
By Kevin Garside
IN PYEONGCHANG
Picture this, Lizzy Yarnold, her
brain fried by euphoria, sitting up
in bed watching her favourite crime
drama with balls of wool in her lap.
Knitting and Net?ix, the breakfast of
champions.
Yarnold did not look bad for three
hours? sleep. The restorative property of gold had clearly worked its
magic. If winning the ultimate Olympic garland once was fun, imagine
the emotive power of doubling up to
engrave your name on another Super
Saturday for British sport.
Maybe this did not have quite the
force of London 2012, when Jessica,
Mo and Greg blew the bloody doors
off that magical summer night, yet
her bullet run down a chute of icelined concrete pinned to a Korean
mountain was still 51.46 seconds of
heart-thudding, eye-popping, escalating excitement.
Yarnold did not so much dominate
as obliterate her rivals, wrenching
gold by almost half a second.
In a contest measured in nano
units, this was a country mile. ?I
guess as each minute passes it becomes more of a reality but it?s still an
unbelievable series of events, everything coming together,? Yarnold said,
still joining the dots from the night
before alongside her bronze-winning
team-mate Laura Deas.
?There?s a whole dream if everything goes right, do this, get this corner, if speed comes, everything will
work magically. Now, it?s a relief that
it did all go to plan, hopefully in time.
When I have the medal in my hands,
it will be more real. It was a big dream
to challenge myself and try to defend
my title straight after Sochi. To get to
win an Olympic title is just awesome,
a massive, massive honour.?
Yarnold?s achievement is the more
remarkable given the portents. Only
once this season had she ?nished on
the podium, at the first race three
months ago in Lake Placid. Her best
since was fourth at K鰊igssee in the few years ago and it is something I
last run before PyeongChang. But can do and feel connected to her.?
that didn?t faze her.
So what next after the day-time
?I?m an athlete that can perform on TV sofa circuit and the school visits?
big stages. Even though World Cup Will she be back for a third crack? ?I
results are up and down, that?s when feel very motivated today as I did four
I bring the performance,?
years ago. I feel that I can
she said. As a result, here
jump back on the sled,? she
she is, a double gold medalsaid. ?I?ll take a good break
It was a
list who knits.
and get back to you.?
big dream
?I am only doing strips to challenge
Remarkably there are
because I cannot do patsome out there bemoaning
terns, it is too complicated. myself and try the �5m in lottery cash
For years I have just been to defend my
per Olympic cycle that
doing strips and putting title. To win an ultimately funds golden
them aside. I woke up very Olympic title
moments like this. Their arearly ? not sleeping very is a massive
gument rests on the sport?s
well at the moment ? and I honour
relative inaccessibility.
did not know what else to
As you might expect,
do other than Netflix and
Yarnold has the answer for
chill, and to be knitting.
this, too. And that is participation in
?I remember knitting when Amy any sport, just get out there and do
Williams was on in the World Cup in stuff. ?I do think that we inspire peo2011. The only thing I could do was ple. When I show [kids] videos of me
watch the race on my laptop, and hurtling down the track. How is she
sit there knitting. My nan taught me doing this, a school girl from Kent? I
how to knit and she passed away a think that?s really important.?
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RUGBY UNION
Woods bursting with
pride despite ?wobbles?
that cost him his shot
Injuries take the shine off
Wasps? victory over Exeter
WASPS
Try Watson; Conversion Cipriani;
Penalties Gopperth 2.
By Kevin Garside
On sunny days like this in the mountains, there are no losers. And if you
want your kids to take up a sport that
preaches inclusion then give slopestyle skiing a go. You might end up
with an adult like James Woods, who
missed out on a medal by a whisker
here but felt like a champion.
Read this long-form Twitter response to his fourth place and tell me
it doesn?t put a smile on your face. ?Yo!
Thanks for all of the support crew. It
was an incredible day of shredding all
round @Olympics. I went all in for the
?W? and couldn?t not be more proud of
myself ? three runs in ?nals that I am
so stoked on, despite tiny, tiny wobbles which cost me the event.
?Came away with a couple of stitches and a sore back but am bursting
with pride thanks to each and every
shredder, freeskiers & snowboarders, who ride their heart out and
leave it all out there on the mountain ? respect! Even if you didn?t get
to shred here, big ups, let?s keep on
rocking and thank you for letting me
be part of this epic journey!?
No, thank you, Woodsy, for having
us along for the ride. This is only the
second Olympics for slopestyle skiing yet already it is one of the most
popular events. Think Cirque du
Soleil on snow, a visual spectacle of
jaw-dropping audacity, an acrobatic
jitterbug ?ying across azure skies.
EXETER
Try Cowan-Dickie; Conversion
Steenson.
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By Hugh Godwin
AT THE RICOH ARENA
James Woods performs acrobatics in
the slopestyle skiing ?nal
Woods, who took his ?rst steps on
skis at a dry slope in Sheffield, put
on a remarkable display and with six
riders to go was in bronze spot. Then
down came Nick Goepper from the
United States to nick it with a blinding run of his own. As is the custom in
this community, Woods was the ?rst
to wrap his arms around the man who
stole his glory.
He was also disappointed, and
that?s okay, too. ?Fourth place is
minging, so devastating. Compared
to Sochi, [where] I didn?t put my best
effort down, there wasn?t the depth
of the ?eld that there is here. Today
I went out there and put it all on the
line, went for broke. I?m so proud of
that.? Tyler Harding, Britain?s second
representative, went out of the competition at the qualifying stage.
All you need to know about Snowboarding Big Air
When 19-24 February
Where Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre
What Snowboarding has come a long
way since the days when it was sidelined as a countercultural movement
and banned from many ski resorts.
It?s debut Games at the Olympics
at Nagano 1998 in Japan did not go
smoothly either, as three-time world
champion Terje Haakonsen boycotted
the event because the IOC did not
recognise the International Snowboard Federation. Instead they placed
snowboarding under the jurisdiction
of its skiing counterpart, a highly unpopular move.
But fast-forward 20 years
and snowboarding is a thriving, popular sport, set to
introduce another new discipline ? Big Air. So far in
PyeongChang, we?ve seen
slopestyle, snowboard
cross and the continued
dominance by American
superstar Shaun White in
halfpipe. But we haven?t
seen anything quite like
Big Air.
Big Air, which kicks off
today, is all about performing tricks after launching off
a massive ramp. The Ramp
at the Alpensia centre, which is a
purpose-built, temporary structure, is 160 feet high, and is set
to chuck riders up to
13
30 feet skyward. The snow event is
similar to Big Air events in BMX and
snowboarding, where riders are rewarded for tricks, height and landing.
Its introduction is aimed at appealing
to younger audiences, with the IOC
hoping to tap into the popularity of
events like the X Games, where Big Air
is big draw.
Snowboarders have three runs in
the ?nal, with their two best scores
combined for a ?nal mark.
Canada?s Max Parrot and Mark
McMorris are the dominant ?gures
in the men?s event, having won seven
X Games golds between them since
2012. In the women?s event, watch out
for Austria?s Anna Gasser.
Brit to Watch: Medal hopeful Katie
Ormerod broke her heel just a
day before competition started, but there is Big Air hope
elsewhere. Former gymnast
Billy Morgan (left) won
Big Air bronze in Oslo in
February 2016, while also
competing for Team GB is
Aimee Fuller, Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas.
Did you know? Morgan
became the ?rst person
to land a ?quadruple
cork? in 2015, a trick in
which a snowboarder
spins horizontally
and vertically, ?offaxis? while in the air.
Wasps rewarded a big Coventry
crowd with a battling win to close
the gap at the top of the Premiership behind the leading pair, Saracens and Exeter, but there was little
euphoria after Danny Cipriani was
one of four home players injured.
The con?dence coursing through
Wasps, as they recorded an eighth
win in nine Premiership matches,
was clear as they built a 7-0 half-time
lead through Marcus Watson?s try as
Exeter fell to a third straight loss in
the league for the first time since
January 2015.
In the space of nine brutal minutes, Wasps lost Cipriani, the hugely promising flanker Jack Willis,
Watson and Alex Rieder, with the
latter sent to hospital after having
his knee horribly wrenched in a trap
tackle.
Cipriani was less heavily af?icted,
but he tweaked the Achilles tendon
in his right leg. There has been much
discussion as to why the 30-year-old
fly-half is being let go from Wasps
this summer ? to a club in France, or
Japan on �0,000 for 10 matches,
or Sale Sharks; take your pick from
the rumour mill. Right now, his attacking combination with Jimmy
Gopperth and Willie le Roux is
superb.
Wasps led 7-0 at half-time thanks
to the 13th minute score by Watson,
after an Exeter scrum near their
goalline was wheeled, and with a
clever switch, Le Roux put Watson
in at the corner. To add to Exeter?s
pain, their lock Jonny Hill went to
the sin bin for his tip tackle on Le
Roux, while Cipriani landed the
conversion.
Wasps were wasteful, too ? failing
to add any points while Hill was off,
Marcus Watson scores Wasps? try against Exeter yesterday GETTY IMAGES
or when they put a kickable penalty
As Wasps rejigged, and the reto touch.
placement hooker Ashley Johnson
Then Willis hurt his right shoul- switched to the back row in place
der and Watson rolled an ankle try- of Rieder, who had replaced Willis,
ing to skip clear of a tackle. And with there was an offside penalty kicked
Joe Launchbury, James Haskell and by Gopperth for 10-0 before Exeter
Nathan Hughes absent on England belatedly found a try. With 61 minduty, Juan de Jongh, Tommy Tay- utes gone, Sam Skinner set up a
lor and Elliot Daly injured ? Daly line-out drive ?nished by Luke Cowis set to return the weekend
an-Dickie, the hooker who was
after next - and Kyle Easttraining with England earmond banned, Wasps?
lier in the week. Gareth
director of rugby Dai
Steenson converted.
Young found himself
The position had
gloomily revisiting
come from a penalty
Danny Cipriani was
the severe test of
against Johnson for
one of four players
resources he had
a wild lunge at Don
injured in a bruising
hoped had been left
Armand on the edge
nine-minute spell
behind in the autumn.
of a ruck, yet Wasps
at Ricoh Arena
Exeter had Jack
stayed brave, moving
Nowell away with Engthe ball the width of the
land, and fellow internapitch as their means of entionals Henry Slade and Sam
suring Exeter could not grab
Simmonds crocked, but the cham- hold of it.
pions? latest wobble featured such
You could argue Wasps know
obduracy that Young?s Devonian no other way. And after one gutcounterpart Rob Baxter declared tightening series of multiple
himself less troubled than he was phases, Exeter?s prop Ben Moon
after the shock loss at home to transgressed on the ground, and
Worcester in the previous round.
Gopperth landed the penalty.
4
Youngs could return from knee injury
early to bolster England and Leicester
By Sam Peters
Leicester and England fans were
given a boost with the news the
knee injury Ben Youngs suffered
against Italy is not as severe as
initially feared.
The 28-year-old scrum
half damaged ligaments in
England?s opening Six Nations
encounter and was ruled out
of the tournament with early
predictions indicating the
British and Irish Lion would be
side-lined for up to four months.
But Leicester medics are
more optimistic and believe
Eddie Jones?s ?rst-choice No 9
will return ?within six to eight
weeks?, meaning Youngs (below)
should be available for the tail
end of the season and England?s
three-Test summer tour
to South Africa. Youngs
return, most probably
in early April, will be
a welcome boost for
Matt O?Connor?s men,
who are in the hunt
for a play-off place
with a 33-18 victory
over Harlequins at
Welford Road on Saturday.
Australian Matt Toomua,
usually a centre but picked at ?y
half for the ?rst time in George
Ford?s absence on Six Nations
duty, inspired the Tigers which
lifts them to seventh in the Aviva
Premiership table.
With England prop Ellis Genge
also closing in on a return from
injury and gamebreakers Manu
Tuilagi and Telusa Veainu back
after long spells on the side
lines, Leicester?s hopes of
reaching the play-offs look
considerably rosier.
Watching England
coach Jones won?t
have been impressed
by Manu Tuilagi
slipping off tackles.
Quins? England
hopefuls Marcus Smith
and Kyle Sinckler also
had tough afternoons. Smith
missed three kicks and struggled
to break Tigers down while
tighthead prop Sinckler was
substituted on the hour mark.
THE INDEPENDENT
52
SPORT
FOOTBALL
Football results and tables
CHAMPIONSHIP
FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
Brighton (2).................3 Coventry (0) ..............1
Locadia 15
Clarke-Harris 77
Goldson 34, Ulloa 61 Att 26,966
Huddersfield (0) .....0 Man Utd (1)..................2
Att 17,861
Lukaku 3, 55
Sheff Wed (0)..............0 Swansea (0)................0
Att 19,427
West Brom (0) ..........1 Southampton (1)...2
Rondon 58
Hoedt 11, Tadic 56
Att 17,600
Yesterday
Rochdale (1)................. 2 Tottenham (0)..........2
Henderson 45
Lucas Moura 59
Davies 90
Kane 88 (pen)
Att 8,480
McCarthy left
cursing Norwich?s
late equaliser
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham (0).......0 Millwall (0).................1
Att 19,111
Onyedinma 77
Burton Albion (0) ..0 Nottm Forest (0)....0
Att 5,775
Cardiff (1) ......................1 Middlesbrough (0)0
Morrison 33
Att 18,720
Fulham (0).................... 2 Aston Villa (0) ..........0
Sessegnon 52
Att 24,547
Ayite 71
Preston (0)...................1 Wolves (0)....................1
Browne 52
Helder Costa 61
Att 18,570
QPR (0) ............................ 2 Bolton (0).....................0
Lynch 72, Smith 90 Att 12,638
Sunderland (0).........0 Brentford (2).............2
Mokotjo 13,
Att 27,702
Maupay 28
Yesterday
Leeds (0)......................... 2 Bristol City (2) .........2
Lasogga 72
Diedhiou 11
Roofe 80
Reid 16 Att 28,004
Norwich (0)..................1 Ipswich (0)...................1
Klose 90
Chambers 89
Att 27,100
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton 32 22 6 4 57 24 72
Cardiff
32 18 7 7 48 27 61
Aston Villa
32 17 8 7 48 29 59
Derby
32 16 10 6 48 26 58
Fulham
32 15 10 7 54 36 55
Bristol City
32 14 11 7 47 38 53
Preston
32 12 14 6 39 31 50
Sheff Utd
31 15 4 12 44 37 49
Middlesbrough 32 14 6 12 40 30 48
Brentford
32 12 11 9 45 40 47
Leeds
32 13 6 13 44 41 45
Ipswich
32 13 6 13 44 42 45
Norwich
32 12 9 11 32 35 45
Millwall
32 10 12 10 37 34 42
QPR
32 10 9 13 35 44 39
Sheff Wed
32 8 13 11 34 38 37
Nottm Forest 32 11 3 18 35 50 36
Reading
31 8 8 15 34 41 32
Birmingham 32 8 6 18 22 44 30
Bolton
32 7 9 16 28 51 30
Hull
31 6 11 14 42 47 29
Barnsley
31 6 10 15 30 45 28
Sunderland
32 5 11 16 34 57 26
Burton Albion 32 6 8 18 24 58 26
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (0) .........1 Bristol Rovers (0).0
Pigott 90
Att 4,837
Doncaster (2)..............3 Fleetwood (0)...........0
Kiwomya 13
Att 7,013
Anderson 27, 55
Gillingham (0)...........0 Walsall (0) ...................0
Att 4,682
MK Dons (0).................1 Charlton (1) ................2
Agard 62
Kashi 10
Att 8,961
Magennis 60
Oxford Utd (0)...........0 Plymouth (1) .............1
Att 8,301
Bradley 45
Scunthorpe (1).......... 2 Northampton (1) ...2
Ojo 31, Wallace 77
Long 13
Att 4,157
O?Toole 57
Shrewsbury (0)........0 Rotherham (1)..........1
Wood 44
Att 7,007
Southend (2)............... 3 Portsmouth (1) .......1
Clarke 6 (og)
Evans 36
Demetriou 12, 84
Att 9,397
Yesterday
Blackpool (1)...............1 Peterborough (1)...1
Delfouneso 45
Marriott 21
Att 3,286
P W D L F A Pts
Shrewsbury
32 19 7 6 42 25 64
Wigan
30 19 6 5 56 18 63
Blackburn
32 18 9 5 58 32 63
Rotherham
33 18 5 10 56 38 59
Scunthorpe
34 15 11 8 50 38 56
Charlton
32 14 9 9 43 39 51
Plymouth
34 14 8 12 42 42 50
Bradford
33 15 5 13 48 50 50
Peterborough 32 12 10 10 50 42 46
Portsmouth
33 14 4 15 40 41 46
Gillingham
33 11 12 10 37 36 45
Bristol Rovers 33 14 3 16 48 51 45
Southend
33 12 8 13 42 51 44
Doncaster
34 10 12 12 42 42 42
Oxford Utd
33 11 8 14 49 51 41
Walsall
32 10 11 11 42 45 41
Blackpool
33 9 12 12 40 44 39
Wimbledon
33 10 7 16 33 42 37
Northampton 34 10 7 17 34 56 37
Fleetwood
32 10 6 16 43 53 36
Oldham
33 9 9 15 46 58 36
MK Dons
32 7 9 16 31 46 30
Bury
32 6 8 18 26 47 26
Rochdale
28 5 10 13 29 40 25
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ......................1 Accrington (0)..........1
Nicholls 18
Kee 68 (pen)
Att 1,501
Cambridge Utd (1)..3 Grimsby (0) ................1
Ikpeazu 19
Hooper 90 (pen)
Waters 67
Att 4,739
Maris 71
Carlisle (1)..................... 2 Chesterfield (0).......0
Etuhu 19
Att 4,025
O?Sullivan 81
Cheltenham (0) ........0 Wycombe (2) .............2
Akinfenwa 40
Att 3,513
Cowan-Hall 45
Crawley Town (1) ...3 Lincoln City (0) .......1
Smith 15
Green 52
Payne 68 (pen)
Att 2,809
Connolly 72
Crewe (0).......................1 Colchester (0)...........0
Miller 61
Att 3,548
Exeter (0) ......................0 Mansfield (1) .............1
Att 3,680
Rose 38
Morecambe (0).........1 Forest Green (1) .....1
Wylde 90
Clements 13
Att 1,447
Newport C (0)............0 Notts C (0)....................0
Att 3,326
Stevenage (2) .............4 Yeovil (0).......................1
Amos 16, Smith 45 Seager 76
Newton 46
Att 2,355
Kennedy 58
Swindon (2).................3 Port Vale (2) ...............2
Richards 24, 40
Howkins 11
Mullin 88
Montano 43
Att 5,713
P W D L F A Pts
Luton
33 20 7 6 72 32 67
Wycombe
33 18 8 7 65 46 62
Accrington
33 19 5 9 57 38 62
Mansfield
33 16 11 6 52 34 59
Notts County 33 16 10 7 54 35 58
Swindon
34 18 3 13 54 49 57
Lincoln City
33 14 11 8 45 33 53
Exeter
31 16 4 11 41 36 52
Crawley Town 34 15 6 13 41 41 51
Coventry
32 15 5 12 36 27 50
Colchester
34 13 11 10 45 40 50
Newport C
33 12 11 10 41 43 47
Carlisle
33 12 9 12 46 44 45
Cambridge
33 12 9 12 34 44 45
Stevenage
34 11 9 14 46 49 42
Cheltenham
34 10 9 15 46 50 39
Yeovil
33 10 8 15 46 54 38
Grimsby
34 9 9 16 30 50 36
Port Vale
33 9 7 17 37 49 34
Crewe
33 10 3 20 36 54 33
Forest Green 33 9 6 18 37 56 33
Morecambe
32 7 11 14 30 42 32
Chesterfield
33 7 6 20 33 60 27
Barnet
33 6 8 19 31 49 26
THE IRN BRU CUP SEMI-FINALS
TNS FC (0).....................1 Dumbarton (0) ........2
Ebbe 52
Handling 74
Att 825
Froxylias 84
Yesterday
Inverness CT (3).......3 Crusaders (0)............2
Oakley 1, Chalmers 13 Heatley 57, 79
Mulraney 44
Att 1,044
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Hibernian (0) ............. 2 Aberdeen (0)..............0
Boyle 46
Att 19,551
Kamberi 60
Motherwell (0).........0 Kilmarnock (1).........1
Att 5,322
O?Donnell 34
Partick (1)......................1 Dundee (0)...................2
Sammon 42
Murray 84, 90
Att 4,267
Ross County (0).......1 Hearts (0) .....................1
Naismith 76
Lafferty 53
Att 4,936
Yesterday
Celtic (0).........................0 St Johnstone (0) .....0
Hamilton (2) ............... 3 Rangers (4) .................5
Lyon 5
Murphy 10
Templeton 22
Windass 19, 34, 72
Imrie 88 (pen)
Morelos 27
Att 5,406
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
27 18 7 2 54 18 61
Rangers
27 16 4 7 53 31 52
Aberdeen
27 16 4 7 43 31 52
Hibernian
27 13 8 6 38 30 47
Hearts
27 9 11 7 28 24 38
Kilmarnock
25 9 8 8 31 33 35
Motherwell
27 9 5 13 33 37 32
Dundee
27 8 4 15 30 42 28
St Johnstone 25 7 6 12 22 36 27
Partick
27 6 6 15 25 45 24
Hamilton
25 6 5 14 34 47 23
Ross County 27 5 6 16 29 46 21
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP
Brechin (0) ...................0 Falkirk (0) ....................1
Att 805
Jakubiak 90
Livingston (3)............4 St Mirren (1) ..............1
Hardie 9, 15
Flynn 2
Miller 22
Att 2,708
Robinson 90
Queen of South (1).1 Morton (0)...................1
Dobbie 33
Oliver 55; Att 1,489
P W D L F A Pts
St Mirren
25 17 3 5 46 28 54
Livingston
24 12 7 5 40 26 43
Dundee Utd
22 12 4 6 30 26 40
Morton
23 9 8 6 33 23 35
Dunfermline 24 9 7 8 39 28 34
Queen of South 24 9 7 8 38 34 34
Inverness CT 23 8 6 9 30 28 30
Falkirk
25 7 8 10 28 39 29
Dumbarton
22 4 8 10 15 30 20
Brechin
24 0 4 20 18 55 4
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Airdrieonians (2).... 2 Queen?s Park (0).....1
Brownlie 3
Cummins 86
Duffy 25 (pen)
Att 908
Albion (1) ....................... 2 Raith (1)..........................2
Trouten 11, 90 (pen) Murray 40
Att 519
Marr 82 (og)
Arbroath (0)................0 Alloa (0) .........................0
Att 652
Ayr (1)............................... 3 East Fife (0).................0
McDaid 32
Att 1,170
Shankland 53
Forrest 60 (pen)
Forfar (4) .......................5 Stranraer (0).............1
Aitken 2, 6
Woods 89
Dingwall 24
Att 428
Hurst 29
Easton 72
P W D L F A Pts
Raith
26 17 6 3 53 23 57
Ayr
25 16 3 6 67 32 51
Alloa
24 11 6 7 35 27 39
Arbroath
23 11 5 7 42 30 38
Stranraer
25 10 5 10 40 46 35
Airdrieonians 25 8 8 9 34 42 32
East Fife
26 9 3 14 36 47 30
Forfar
26 7 3 16 30 53 24
Albion
24 6 5 13 47 58 23
Queen?s Park 26 5 6 15 29 55 21
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Clyde 2 Cowdenbeath 0; Elgin 2 Montrose
2; Peterhead 1 Berwick 1; Stenhousemuir
1 Edinburgh City 0; Stirling 3 Annan
Athletic 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 26 pts
54, 2 Peterhead (24-48), 3 Stirling (24-42),
4 Stenhousemuir (24-41), 5 Elgin (24-37),
6 Annan Athletic (25-32).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
AFC Fylde 0 Leyton Orient 1; Aldershot
1 Macclesfield 2; Boreham 2 Gateshead
1; Chester FC 3 Eastleigh 1; FC Halifax 1
Ebbsfleet United 2; Guiseley 1 Maidenhead Utd 3; Hartlepool 3 Woking 2; Maidstone 0 Barrow 1; Solihull Moors 3 Dover
2; Sutton Utd 1 Wrexham 1; Torquay 0
Dag & Red 3; Tranmere 1 Bromley 0.
erupted in delight and the home
crowd began to twitch nervously for
the exits. But in the fifth minute of
injury-time, with Ipswich in retreat, a
ISPWICH TOWN
marauding Klose got on to the end of
Chambers 89
1
a Grant Hanley cross to beat Bartosz
Bialkowski from close-range. Carrow
By Luke Brown
Road roared. There were just seven
AT CARROW ROAD
seconds left on the clock.
?Obviously it was a big setback
Mick McCarthy was unable to con- for us when we went behind so late
tain himself as his jubilant players in the game, but with this group I alran to celebrate Luke Chambers? ways know they have the mentality to
89th-minute opening goal. The tele- come back, the ?tness to come back
vision cameras caught him swearing and always have the ability to score a
goal,? Norwich manager Daniel
loudly, at nobody in particular.
And if that?s how he celFarke said.
ebrated Ipswich?s late
And so Ipswich?s misgoal, Lord only knows
erable wait for a win
behind enemy lines
what he was muttering to himself exactly
continues. They have
The
number
of
five minutes later, as
not won here since
minutes into
Timm Klose nodded
February 2006, and
injury time when
last
beat their rivals all
in a last-gasp equalisTimm Klose scored
the way back in 2009,
er for Norwich City to
Norwich?s equaliser
just shy of a decade ago.
ensure the spoils were
McCarthy denied aftershared.
wards that his swearing was
It was an explosive finale
directed at Norwich fans but did
to a lopsided Old Farm derby
that had until that point failed to ig- make a jibe about the money spent
nite in the manner everybody had by Ipswich?s neighbours. ?If I?d had
expected. After dominating the ?rst- �0m to spend over the last few seahalf Ipswich were on the rocks in the sons I think I could have them [Norsecond, although they thought they wich] languishing in 13th place in the
had done enough to snatch all three Championship, to be honest,? he said.
points when Chambers took advanLocal derbies can perversely mattage of some slack marking at a cor- ter just that bit more when there is
ner to head home.
less at stake, where the simple pleasIpswich?s vocal travelling support ure of a one-off win is the biggest
NORWICH CITY
Klose 90
1
5
Ipswich ?s
Cole Skuse
(left) and
Callum
Connolly
look dejected
after Norwich
equalise late
PA
prize on offer. With both sides rooted
in mid-table on 45 points, and any
hope of a spot in the play-offs now
appearing increasingly unlikely, the
two teams were left to scrap it out
purely for local pride, and it will be
Norwich?s supporters who derive the
most pleasure from this result.
It was a typically fractious atmosphere at Carrow Road, despite the
FA Cup Saturday action
WEST BROM 12 SOUTHAMPTON
HUDD?FIELD 02 MAN UTD
Pellegrino sympathises
with under-fire Pardew
VAR a welcome
distraction from
Pogba for Jose
Southampton manager Mauricio
Pellegrino has defended Alan
Pardew?s ill-fated Barcelona
training trip as the West Bromwich
Albion head coach ?ghts to keep
control at the Hawthorns.
Pellegrino?s men piled further
pressure on Pardew by ending
Albion?s involvement in the FA Cup
on Saturday just two days after
the ?taxi-gate? affair that added to
West Brom?s season of woe.
Pardew (right) had won just
one of his 13 Premier League
games in charge before
four senior players broke a
curfew and allegedly stole
a taxi in Barcelona in the
early hours of Thursday.
Jonny Evans, Gareth
Barry, Jake Livermore
and Boaz Myhill
apologised for staying
out late but their actions
heaped further scrutiny
on Pardew in a week when West
Brom had already sacked their
chairman and chief executive.
Pellegrino said: ?I have done
that all my life; decisions about
who goes to a break, the training
ground, the training camp ? two
days, seven days, 10 days, three
weeks, I have never had any
problem. When I was a player a
manager would say ?have one day
off, go out and enjoy?.
?Today, when players are out
together they have to be 100 per
cent of the time aware of their
behaviour. But the players today
are really professional; it is
impossible to play at this level
if you are not professional.
Everybody makes mistakes.
The problem is that everybody
knows these lads, they are
famous, they are on TV every
single week. There is a lot of
news around these teams.?
Jose Mourinho was
spared a lengthy
inquisition about
the whereabouts
of Paul Pogba
(right) thanks
to the latest VAR
controversy.
Juan Mata looked to have
doubled United?s lead on the
stroke of half-time only for video
assitant referee Neil Swarbrick,
in a London studio, to spend
more than two minutes before
determining that the United
mid?elder was offside.
Little wonder the United
manager was happy to spend his
post-match interviews avoiding
the Pogba issue. He did say, though:
?Now is the time to think about
Paul, to know what happened, why
he didn?t feel good enough to play,
can he play or be available to help
us on Wednesday.?
NEWS
2-27
Leeds fightback
delights fans and
Heckingbottom
Leeds United
Lasogga 72, Roofe 80
2
Bristol City
Diedhiou 11, Reid 16
2
By Callum Dent
AT ELLAND ROAD
anti-social Sunday lunchtime kickoff time.
Around these parts, fans wear
ex-referee Keith Hackett?s remarks
about this derby as a badge of honour.
?There are certain derbies you always
know are going to be highly charged,
but the East Anglian derby tops the
lot,? he once said. On this showing, he
is not wrong. THE INDEPENDENT
New Leeds head coach Paul
Heckingbottom paid tribute
to the club?s fans for inspiring
a late comeback that salvaged
an unlikely 2-2 draw against
Bristol City in his ?rst home
game in charge. The Elland Road
crowd booed the team off at
half-time following a lacklustre
performance, gifting goals to
Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Reid
inside 16 minutes.
But the home faithful supported
their team after the break and
were rewarded when PierreMichel Lasogga and substitute
Kemar Roofe scored in the ?nal
18 minutes to secure a point. ?I
thought they were fantastic,?
Heckingbottom said. ?It was
still 2-0 and there were not many
people not singing. The scarves
were out and they played a part in
getting the point.
?That is what the fans? support
deserved because that is what
spurs the players on. I can?t shout
as loud as 30,000 here. They made
a huge difference today.?
The draw left Leeds eight
points behind City. ?There was a
momentum swing. That is where
experience plays its hand. We are
going to have to deal with it better,?
said City manager Lee Johnson.
BRIGHTON 3-1 COVENTRY
SHEFF WED 0-0 SWANSEA
Dilemma for
Hughton as
new boys shine
Luhukay spolit
for goalkeeping
choice
Brighton?s FA Cup run is giving
manager Chris Hughton a Premier
League selection headache.
Hughton made nine changes to
his starting XI as Albion progressed
to the quarter-?nals for the ?rst
time in 32 years, where they will face
Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Debutant striker J黵gen Locadia
(below), defender Connor Goldson
and recent loan signing Leonardo
Ulloa were among the men brought
in and they all found the net. ?There
has been that mainstay of the team
but a lot of competition around that
and it?s always dif?cult for me to
pick a team,? said Hughton.
Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a
well-taken consolation for Coventry
and manager Mark Robins was
pleased. ?It was a
good experience
but we want to get
promoted as quickly
as we can.?
Shef?eld Wednesday
manager Jos
Luhukay (right)
believes in Joe
Wildsmith and
Cameron Dawson
he has the best
goalkeeping resources of his
career.
Luhukay was appointed
manager at Hillsborough last
month after two decades in
Germany and has been hugely
impressed by the pair.
Wildsmith has the No 1 shirt in
the Championship while Luhukay
has turned to Dawson in the FA
Cup, and he denied Mike van der
Hoorn?s header against Swansea
on Saturday to earn Wednesday a
0-0 draw and a ?fth-round replay.
?I?m so long in football but in all
my time I have not found two such
good goalkeepers like we have,?
said Luhukay.
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53
Talking Points
10 takeaways from this
weekend?s action
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
Sessegnon shows timing is
everything to set up Fulham win
If the mark of the elite attacker is
being in the right place, at the right
time, then consider Fulham?s Ryan
Sessegnon elite already at the age
of 18. Nulli?ed at Craven Cottage in
the ?rst half on Saturday by Aston
Villa?s impressive loanee Axel Tuanzebe, Sessegnon (right) found
space in the penalty area early in
the second half to set Fulham on
the way to a win that puts them in
touch with the automatic promotion places. He could have dropped
his head and sulked, as a teenager
could be forgiven for doing. So how
good is Sessegnon going to be by
the age of 19?
2
3
Northern v Southern hemisphere
clash would be the perfect union
Neil is worth his weight in gold for
overachieving Preston
I noticed a YouTube video showing
two young West Ham fans practising sliding in their living room,
inspired by Lizzy Yarnold?s gold
medal. That?s great, you could say ?
exactly why UK Sport gave skeleton
more than �5m in funding. Except
the nearest track with ice is in La
Plagne, France. The dry run Yarnold
(below) uses is in Bath. Good luck
turning that inspiration into a hobby.
This one turned into a mismatch, as
the Melbourne Storm ran out easy
winners against an overmatched
Leeds Rhinos team. But the rugby
league?s World Club Challenge remains a superlative one-off event
and one it seems strange the union
game doesn?t copy. Who wouldn?t
like to see an annual game between
the European Cup winner and the
best club team from the Southern
Hemisphere?
The best manager, pound-forpound, in the Championship is not
Wolves? Nuno Espirito Santo. It?s
not even Slavisa Jokanovic, or Dean
Smith who continues to have Brentford punching above their weight.
Name me a man doing a better job
than Alex Neil, whose Preston side
drew at Deepdale against Wolves
on Saturday. Neil (above) has seamlessly taken over from the work of
Simon Grayson, and on a budget too.
5
6
Bayliss?s voice drowned out by
growing clamour for Twenty20
Napoli will win all the plaudits even
if they don?t clinch the Italian league
How do you explain the Vegas Golden Knights? Expansion franchises
are supposed to be useless at least
at ?rst. And yet the Golden Knights
zipped their way to the NHL?s
record on Saturday by hammering
the Montreal Canadiens. Perhaps
if you bring athletes together with
enough still to prove, they can overcome opponents with twice the talent but half the desire.
Trevor Bayliss might wish that T20
international cricket would just di
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