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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
ENTERTAINMENT
IN SPORT
Rick Astley gets
his Evita moment
Software glitch
costs Hamilton
Melbourne victory
P19
P56
Learning
to fly
It’s just
not cricket...
Calls to sack Australian
captain over
ball-tampering claims
An aerophobe
prepares
for take off
P32
P56
MONDAY
26 MARCH 2018
Number 2,288
INTRODUCING
TRUMP
2.0
Call for police
probe into
Vote Leave
funding
» Senior politicians demand that allegations
of electoral ‘cheating’ be investigated
» Pro-Brexit campaign group strongly denies
wrongdoing in wake of whistleblower’s claims
» Inquiry must ascertain if Gove and Johnson knew
about donated funds, says Labour deputy leader
P6
(worse than
the original)
IAN BIRRELL
P15
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ONLINE
IN THE FRAME
POLICE
LABOUR
Facebook
logging users’
phone calls
Tate veteran gets
his 15 minutes...
30 years on
Cressida Dick
on sexism in
Scotland Yard
Corbyn accused
of ‘hostility’ by
Jewish leaders
P9
P26
P4
P8
PLUS INSIDE THE MILTON KEYNES ‘SMART ESTATE’
P26
I MEDIA
P41
I TV GUIDE
P28
I PUZZLES
P44
The
News
Matrix
BUSINESS
How has
Australia
moved closer
to the UK
this week?
See p.5
The day at
a glance
IRAN
MONDAY
26
MARCH
Quote of the day
Breathe. Let go. And
remind yourself that
this very moment is the
only one you know you
have for sure
OPRAH WINFREY
SECURITY
NIGERIA
CRIME
Boko Haram in
ceasefire talks
UK slavery victims
at record high
Iran has called Donald Trump’s
appointment of John Bolton as
national security adviser shameful,
citing his involvement with an
opposition group. Ali Shamkhani,
secretary of Iran’s Supreme
National Security Council, was
referring to Mr Bolton’s meeting
with Mujahedeen-e-Khalq in 2017.
Nigeria’s government is in talks with
Islamist militant group Boko Haram
about a possible ceasefire and the
talks have gone on for some time,
the information minister said
yesterday. “We have been in wider
cessation-of-hostility talks with
the insurgents for some time now,”
said Lai Mohammed.
Record numbers of Britons are
being flagged up as potential victims
of slavery, a new report reveals. Last
year for the first time UK nationals
made up the highest volume of
cases passed to a scheme set up to
identify children and adults who
are at the mercy of slave drivers
and traffickers.
Anniversaries
A joint statement between military
and intelligence chiefs from the UK
and US has highlighted transatlantic
co-operation on cyber capabilities.
The UK spy agency GCHQ, the UK’s
joint forces command and the US
National Security Agency discussed
how to “counter and defend
ourselves” against online threats.
TELEVISION
CHINA
HEALTH
MOLDOVA
ITV criticised over
murder case filming
Smog alert leaves
Beijing under cloud
‘Traffic light’ system
to help pain relief
Rally backs unity
with Romania
The makers of ITV drama Manhunt,
about the hunt for murderer Levi
Bellfield, have been criticised by
local residents for filming near his
former home in Walton-on-Thames,
Surrey. An ITV spokeswoman
said “the makers have striven to
authentically portray the police
investigation”.
Beijing has issued its third major
smog alert this year, one day after
being named China’s top city for
reducing air pollution. The “orange”
alert, the second-highest, will run
from today until Wednesday. It is
the second smog alert issued for the
Chinese capital this month.
A simple bedside chart can help
reduce pain among cancer patients,
according to a study. The Edinburgh
pain assessment tool (Epat) chart
uses a “traffic light” system to
record pain levels. Amber or red –
indicating moderate or severe pain
– prompts doctors to monitor pain
more closely and review medication.
The former president of Romania
Traian Basescu joined 10,000 people
in the Moldovan capital yesterday
to rally in support of reunification
between Romania and Moldova. The
issue highlights a divide in Moldova
between pro-Western and Moscowbacked factions ahead of elections
in November.
ENVIRONMENT
The List
1 Dogs 23%
2 Cats 18%
3 Fish in tanks 7%
4 Fish in ponds 4 %
5 Rabbits 2%
6 Indoor birds 1%
7 Domestic fowl 1%
8 Guinea pigs 1%
9 Hamsters 1%
10 Tortoises 0.8%
Source: Pet Food
Manufacturers’ Association
A boon for birds, butterflies and other wildlife in Hertfordshire
is nearing completion as the Woodland Trust said it was
planting the final tree in England’s largest new native forest.
Heartwood Forest in Sandridge, has involved the entire
community in its creation.
Finishing
the forest
Top 10 favourite pets
in the UK
We are a nation of animal lovers
– but which of our four-legged or
aquatic friends are our favourites?
Here is the share of UK households
with certain types of pets in 2017.
Monday 26 March 1979
At the White House,
Egyptian President Anwar
el-Sadat and Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin
sign a peace deal ending
30 years of hostilities
between the countries and
establishing diplomatic
and commercial ties.
850
Harpenden
Clapper
Wood
600,000
trees have been planted
over 10 years at the site
250%
Ancient woodland
Other woodland
acres in area,
the forest was created
from pockets of
ancient woodland
Round
Wood
Eight Acre
Wood
Pudler’s
Wood
Hill End
Farm
Pismire
Wood
increase in sightings
of endangered linnets
Langley
Wood
Sandridge
Community
orchard
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hour
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Crossword..............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Correspondence concerning the
Carillion remuneration committee
published by a Parliamentary
inquiry into the collapse of the firm
displays “greed on stilts”, according
to the Labour MP Frank Field. MPs
are conducting an inquiry into the
firm’s governance and management.
Bolton appointment Britain and US link
as adviser ‘shameful’ up on cyber crime
Birthdays
Diana Ross, singer, 74;
Keira Knightley, actress, 33;
Steven Tyler, rock singer
(below), 70; James Caan,
actor, 78; Richard Dawkins,
author, 77; Lord Hague of
Richmond, politician, 57
MP: ‘greed on stilts’
of Carillion board
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
160%
600
20,000
45,000
increase in
the butterfly
population
fruit trees
planted within the
community orchard
trees planted in an hour by
100 people in BBC's tree
o'clock challenge in 2009
volunteers including more
than 17,000 schoolchildren
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LITERATURE
‘MAD’ MIKE HUGHES, FLAT EARTH BELIEVER
‘Fire and the Fury’
author to attend Hay
The American author who was
labelled “a total loser” by Donald
Trump after writing a controversial
book about him is listed to appear
at this year’s Hay Festival. Michael
Wolff’s book on the US President,
Fire and Fury, was released early this
year. The Hay festival celebrates its
31st event this year.
PEOPLE
Cerebral palsy man
goes volcano surfing
A man with cerebral palsy has defied
the odds to go “volcano surfing”,
thanks to his friends who carried
him to the top of the Cerro Negro
volcano in Nicaragua. Zach Anner, a
33-year-old comedian from Austin,
Texas, surfed down the volcanic ash
on a wooden board to raise money
for a cerebral palsy charity.
ENTERTAINMENT
Cowell partners with
BBC for dance series
Rocket man?
Not Kim Jong-un but “Mad” Max
Hughes, a 61-year-old daredevil
inventor from California, who this
weekend launched himself 570m
(1,870ft) into the air in a steampowered rocket he built in his
garage. Mr Hughes, a limo driver
by profession, reached a speed
of 350mph before activating two
parachutes and falling to earth with a
bump in the Mojave desert.
Ooh, a daredevil like Evel Knievel?
Not quite. Look closely at the rocket,
and you will see the words “Flat
Earth” written down the side. Mr
Hughes believes the world is flat, and
is so convinced of it that he decided
to go up in space to settle the matter
once and for all.
Didn’t Galileo settle this some
time ago?
Shh! Addressing his theory in a
video, Mr Hughes said: “Do I believe
the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I
believe it is. Do I know for sure? No.
That’s why I want to go up in space.”
Well, at least he’s taking a scientific
approach.
Alas, the rocket got nowhere near
the height of a commercial flight, so
no. Parachuting to Earth and landing
with a thud in the desert, Mr Hughes
surprisingly emerged unscathed. “I’m
tired of people saying I chickened out
and didn’t build a rocket,” he said after
being checked out by paramedics. “I’m
tired of that stuff. I manned up and
did it.” Acknowledging that “this thing
will kill you in a heartbeat,” Hughes
added: “Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess.
I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be
able to get out of bed. At least I can
go home and have dinner and see my
cats tonight.”
So are we any closer to learning if the
world is Frisbee-shaped?
We could well be. Saturday’s deathdefying launch Hughes dismissed
as a “wild stunt”, a mere awarenessraising exercise for “the big one”.
Next time, Hughes plans to build a
“Rockoon”, a rocket that is carried
into the atmosphere by a gas-filled
balloon, then separated from the
balloon and lit. This rocket would take
Hughes about 68 miles up. Watch this
space, as they say.
Russell Parton
Simon Cowell’s entertainment
company is to produce a dance
talent series for the BBC. This is
the corporation’s first partnership
with the company behind ITV’s The
X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
Cowell’s Syco Entertainment will
produce the series with Thames, an
arm of FremantleMedia UK.
VATICAN CITY
Keep shouting, Pope
tells young people
Pope Francis, starting Easter
Holy Week services at the Vatican
yesterday, urged young people to
keep shouting and not allow older
generations to silence their voices
or anaesthetise their idealism. He
spoke a day after thousands of young
Americans rallied across the United
States to demand tighter gun laws.
i MONDAY
26 MARCH 2018
3
Letter from the Northern
Correspondent
Dean Kirby
i@inews.co.uk
Orwellian overtones
are deeply troubling
In George Orwell’s dystopian
novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four,
the hero Winston Smith muses
about the danger of letting his
thoughts wander within range of
a “telescreen” through which Big
Brother monitors the citizens.
Orwell even invents a word
for the offence that would be
committed by Smith if he was to
be caught in the act of wearing
an improper expression. He calls
it “facecrime”.
While the Facebook and
Cambridge Analytica privacy
scandal has revealed what is
claimed to have been a deeply
shocking bid to penetrate the
thoughts of real people, the story
may feel remote to the majority of
the UK’s social media users.
All that changed for me when
I decided to ask Facebook for the
data it has stored in my name.
The 89-megabyte zip file which
arrived on my computer screen
within a few minutes contained
the usual list of Facebook friends,
messages, photographs and
videos I was expecting.
But then a folder called Contact
Info caught my eye. I was shocked
to find it contained the metadata
for several hundred text messages
and phone calls I had made from
my mobile phone.
Over several years, it seems,
Facebook has quietly kept a log of
how often I sent a text message
to my wife and for how many
minutes we chatted on the phone.
The world’s biggest social media
network even knows where I go
for a haircut and how often I order
a curry from my local takeaway.
Facebook insists it has never
shared this data with third parties,
but why does it keep it on file? The
thought that Facebook has been
quietly retrieving and storing
details of my private life feels
incredibly creepy and Orwellian.
4
NEWS
The calm
before the
storm?
The first day of British
Summer Time was a
pleasant one for much
of the UK yesterday,
as seen at sunrise at
St Mary’s lighthouse,
Whitley Bay, in Tyne
and Wear.
Temperatures
reached 15ºC in
London – and although
the serene picture is
expected to change
later in the week, the
chances of a “white
Easter” are now
minimal for most of
the country.
Temperatures are
expected to drop on
Thursday, although
snowfall is largely
expected to be confined
to higher ground in the
north and Scotland.
However, the Met
Office last night said it
could not rule out that
more populated areas
would also be hit.
OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA
SOCIETY
EQUALITY
I still face sexism in force, says first
female Met Police commissioner
We will improve,
Heathrow boss
tells Gardner
By Adam Sherwin
By Rob Hastings
Britain’s highest-ranking female
police officer has revealed she still
encounters sexism from men who
feel intimidated by her occupying
the role.
Cressida Dick, who became the
first woman to serve as Metropolitan Police Commissioner when she
was appointed last year, said she
looks forward to a time when women
no longer have to worry about rising
through the ranks of a “very maleoriented environment”.
“I have on occasion suddenly realised some men feel slightly threatened by, or slightly baffled by, or
confused by, possibly even now, by
having a woman in a very powerful
role,” Ms Dick (inset) said in an interview with The Sunday Times.
“It must be very odd for [men].
There are now women at every level
in every part of policing.”
The Met Commissioner
recalled attending a talk
by Eliza ManninghamBuller, the second female director of MI5,
where male colleagues
were “talking about her
as if she was a governess or a dominatrix”.
Ms Dick said it had
been “at least 25 years since I
thought regularly about the fact that
I was a woman, doing this job”.
But she added: “I long for the day
when we can all be ourselves, who-
ever we are, and express ourselves
in whatever way we like, and we
don’t have these kinds of funny constraints in our heads that make us
feel, ‘Ooh, there’s a different power
relationship because that’s a
man and that’s a woman’.
And we still get that. It’s
not helpful.”
Wo m e n m a ke u p
29 per cent of the police
officers serving in England and Wales, according to the most recent
figures, with a similar figure in Scotland – and just five
of the country’s 43 chief constables
are women. Of the 40 police areas in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland, only seven Police and Crime
Cressida Dick has antisexism campaigning in
her blood: Sophia Jex-Blake, the
first female doctor in Scotland
and a key figure in women being
allowed to go to university, was a
great great-aunt.
Commissioners who won their votes
in 2016 are women.
Jane Sawyers, former Staffordshire chief constable, told The Times
last year: “Either disproportionately
female chief constables are less competent than their male counterparts,
which is simply not the case, or
there is something sexist about how
female leaders are viewed.”
CRIME
Girl badly injured after car is driven at group of children
By Lynsey Bews
A teenage girl has been left in a serious condition after a car hit a group
of children.
Police said the vehicle had been
deliberately driven at the group, and
are treating the incident as attempted murder.
The group of five, aged between
12 and 14, were standing on a pavement in Castlemilk, Glasgow, on Saturday afternoon.
They were struck by a silver
Vauxhall Astra being driven by
a man which failed to stop after
the incident.
A 14-year-old girl was taken to
Hairmyres hospital, East Kilbride,
where her condition last night was
described as serious but stable.
Two girls aged 12 and 14 and two
boys aged 12 and 13 were treated for
minor injuries.
Detective Inspector Peter Sharp
said: “This vehicle was deliberately
driven at this group of children and
as such we are treating this incident
as attempted murder.
“Extensive police inquiries are
continuing to trace the man driving the car, his male passenger and
also the vehicle involved. Officers
are following a number of lines of
enquiry,” he said.
Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them. They said
that they were anxious to find the
silver Vauxhall Astra involved in the
incident urgently.
Heathrow will improve its assistance
for disabled passengers after the
BBC journalist Frank Gardner was
kept waiting for nearly two hours on a
plane when staff “lost” his wheelchair.
Mr Gardner (inset) held a “constructive” meeting with John
Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO,
yesterday in which they discussed
measures to improve the “casual disregard” with which the BBC correspondent said the airport habitually
treats disabled passengers.
Mr Gardner said he and
Mr Holland-Kaye identified three areas where
the airport should improve: ensuring that
the high-lift arrives on
time to meet disembarking passengers;
stopping wheelchairs
being taken to the terminal without the passengers
and “more thoughtful attitudes”
generally towards the disabled.
Mr Gardner, who has used a wheelchair since being shot by militants in
Saudi Arabia in 2004, said: “It will
take time for suggested changes to
turn into practice but CEO genuinely
wants this to improve – as it must
with LHR expansion looming.
“This is actually not about me. I
just want all disabled passengers to
be treated with dignity and fairness.
It’s not a big ask.”
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AVIATION
CANADA
Airline makes history with one-hop
flight from London to Australia
Five Britons
arrested after
plane diverts
By Russell Parton
By Simon Calder
The first non-stop flight from Britain
to Australia took off yesterday. Qantas flight 10 from London Heathrow
is to land in Perth, Western Australia,
this afternoon after a flight lasting 17
hours and covering 9,050 miles.
The same aircraft, a Boeing 787
Dreamliner had, just hours earlier,
made the inaugural flight non-stop
from Australia.
The route took the aircraft over the
Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, the southern tip of India, Oman, the UAE, Iran,
Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria,
Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium before entering British airspace and landing at Heathrow.
Previously, all Australia-UK flights
had stopped at least once en route
to refuel. But improved technology
and fuel efficiency means the 787 can
cover the ground between Perth and
London with a full payload without
the need to stop.
The first passenger to emerge was
Robert Williamson, a mining executive from Perth who had travelled in
business class. On arrival, he said: “It
was surprisingly good – above my expectation. I feel really good.”
Peter Robinson, a builder from
Liverpool who now lives in Perth,
flew in economy. He said the flight
was “good, quicker than I thought”,
but described the food as “ordinary”.
Four pilots operated the flight,
with Captain Lisa Norman in command. She described it as the “pinnacle of my career”.
Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas, said: “This is a gamechanger.
This is a historic moment for Australia, and historic for Qantas.”
He predicted flights on the London to Sydney link will begin in 2022,
adding: “That’s when we think Boeing and Airbus will have an aircraft
that can do the operation, and we’re
working closely with them to get the
aircraft there.”THE INDEPENDENT
Five British holidaymakers were
arrested after they became
disruptive during a flight to Las
Vegas. The plane from Manchester was diverted to Winnipeg,
Canada, and the men were led
away in handcuffs.
The city’s airport authority said
the Airbus A330 was diverted to
the Canadian airport on Saturday
morning as a result of a medical emergency, with emergency
crews and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP) attending the plane when it landed.
Thomas Cook Airlines later
said the flight had been diverted
to Winnipeg as a result of the disruptive passengers.
TRANSPORT
Rail services to
be disrupted by
spate of strikes
Lisa Norman
captained
Qantas 787 on
its inaugural
flight AFP/GETTY
By Alan Jones
The ‘Kangaroo Route’ vs the non-stop flight
‘Kangaroo
Route’
1947
Non-stop
route
2018
London
Tripoli
3
17
night
journey
hours in
the air
93
9,009
miles travelled
hours
non-stop
journey time
Cairo
‘Kangaroo Route’
Overnight stop
Non-stop route
Karachi
Kolkata
Singapore
Darwin
Perth
Sydney
Long haul Flights to Oz
The first flight from the UK to
Australia was in 1919, when Ross and
Keith Smith won a prize of £10,000
for completing the journey in four
weeks.
Qantas established the “Kangaroo
Route” in 1947, when it required
seven stops and took four days.
The new Perth-London flight
is around three hours faster than
other routes that involve stops in
the Middle East to change planes or
refuel. It is the world’s second-longest
after Qatar Airways’ route from Doha
to Auckland, which spans 14,529km.
Workers at three rail firms will
stage industrial action this week.
Members of the Rail, Maritime
and Transport union (RMT) at
Arriva Rail North (Northern) will
walk out for 24 hours today and
again on Thursday, in a year-long
row over the role of guards.
RMT members on South Western Railway will refuse to work
rest days over the four-day Easter
weekend, starting on Friday, while
talks will be held today to try to
avert a 48-hour stoppage by RMT
members on London’s Docklands
Light Railway (DLR) over claims
of a “comprehensive breakdown”
in industrial relations.
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PARLIAMENT
Marchers
demand a
final vote
Pro-EU demonstrators
at a Brexit protest
march in Edinburgh
to mark one year
since the triggering
of Article 50. The
demonstrators are
demanding a final
public vote on the
Brexit deal negotiated
by Westminster.
JANE BARLOW/PA
Starmer plans to reject
‘take it or leave it’ Brexit
By Richard Vaughan
Labour will try to thwart the
Government’s plans to leave the
European Union without a deal if
Parliament rejects any deal Theresa
May secures with Brussels.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir
Starmer is aiming to build a coalition of peers and MPs to reject the
“take it or leave it” approach on offer
from ministers by tabling an amendment to key legislation.
But any efforts to secure support
from Tory MPs are likely to fall flat
after several rebel Conservatives
ruled out offering their support to an
amendment to the EU (Withdrawal)
Bill. One Tory said the proposals
sounded “daft”, while another refused to back an amendment tabled
by the Labour frontbench.
Labour believes the approach will
“bring back control” over Brexit to
Parliament. Speaking in Birmingham, Sir Keir will say: “If Parliament rejects the Prime Minister’s
deal that cannot give licence to her
– or the extreme Brexiteers in her
party – to allow the UK to crash out
without an agreement.
“That would be the worst of all
possible worlds. Should the Prime
Minister’s deal be defeated, it must
Sir Keir is aiming to build a coalition
of peers and MPs to reject the
current approach on offer AFP/GETTY
The latest Labour
amendment will add a
further problem to the passage of
the Brexit Bill in the Lords, where
Theresa May faces the prospect of
being defeated up to 12 times in
forthcoming votes.
be for Parliament to say what happens next, not the executive.”
The measure will be considered
as part of the debate on the Bill, currently in the House of Lords. Under
the plan, if Parliament rejects the
deal, MPs would vote on a motion
instructing the Government what
to do next.
Labour’s position on Brexit has
come under scrutiny following
Owen Smith’s dismissal from the
Shadow Cabinet after calling for a
second referendum.
The party has not definitively
ruled out calling for a second public
vote – although deputy leader Tom
Watson said it was “highly unlikely”
that Labour would call for another
referendum.
Sir Keir will say that Labour
would not dictate what Parliament
should instruct if the Government’s
Brexit deal is rejected. However, he
will say: “Labour’s preference in that
scenario is clear: the Government
should go back to the negotiating
table and work towards securing a
deal that works for Britain.”
Opposition parties believe they
are on course to inflict multiple
defeats on the Government in the
House of Lords over its blueprint
for Brexit.
CONSERVATIVES
BREXIT
Brexit failure ‘would be bad as Suez’
Davis: EU deal is ‘incredibly probable’
By Russell Parton
Government failure to deliver
a clean Brexit would amount to
the worst “national humiliation”
since the Suez crisis, Jacob ReesMogg is to warn.
The leading Eurosceptic MP
will say this week that failing
to leave the EU or allowing the
transition period to become
permanent would cause “the most
almighty smash to the national
psyche that could be imagined. It
would be an admission of abject
failure, a view of our politicians, of
our leaders, of our establishment
that we were not fit, we were too
craven, we were too weak to be
able to govern ourselves.”
Mr Rees-Mogg is due to meet
Theresa May later this week.
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LABOUR
POLITICS
Jewish leaders condemn Corbyn
for ‘instinctively hostile’ views
Watson: ‘I won’t
throw Mosley
to the wolves’
By Russell Parton
By Richard Vaughan
Jewish leaders last night attacked
Jeremy Corbyn for holding views
that are “instinctively hostile” to
Jewish communities, as they condemned his failure to get a grip of
anti-Semitism in the Labour party.
It comes as the Labour leader issued a “sincere” apology to Jewish
communities for the prevalence
of anti-Semitism in “pockets” of
the party.
In a damning letter to be given to
the weekly meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party this evening,
Jewish community leaders warn of
an “institutional failure” to address
their concerns. The group is expected to stage a protest outside Parliament in opposition to the Labour
leader’s stance on anti-Semitism.
Mr Corbyn will meet
Jewish community representatives to rebuild confidence
in Labour as a party which
gives effective voice to Jewish
concerns, a spokesman said.
Mr Corbyn’s views have come
under scrutiny in recent days
after he gave his support to an artist’s mural in east London, which
included well-known anti-Semitic
conspiracy tropes.
“We have had enough of hearing
that Jeremy Corbyn ‘opposes antiSemitism’, whilst the mainstream
majority of British Jews, and their
concerns, are ignored by him and
those he leads,” the letter states.
“He issues empty statements
about opposing anti-Semitism,
but does nothing to understand
or address it. We conclude that he
cannot seriously contemplate antiSemitism, because he is so ideologically fixed within a far-left worldview
that is instinctively hostile to mainstream Jewish communities.” The
letter adds that Mr Corbyn is “repeatedly found alongside people
with blatantly anti-Semitic views”.
Mr Corbyn is under significant
pressure from his backbenchers to
attend the meeting.
Wes Streeting, Labour MP for
Ilford North, said: “For Jewish organisations to be protesting to the
Parliamentary Labour Party is un-
Jeremy Corbyn
has apologised for
the pain caused by
anti-Semitism in
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precedented and should be a stain
on the conscience of our party.”
Mr Corbyn issued an apology to
the Jewish community, but stopped
short of apologising for offering support to the mural. “We recognise
anti-Semitism has occurred in pockets within the Labour Party. I am sin-
cerely sorry for the pain which has
been caused,” he said. “We are campaigning to increase support and
confidence in Labour among Jewish
people. I know that to do so we must
demonstrate our total commitment
to excising pockets of anti-Semitism
that exist in and around our party.”
Tom Watson yesterday refused to
give back a £500,000 donation he received from controversial ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley, admitting
the money had already been spent.
Speaking on the BBC’s
Andrew Marr Show, Labour’s deputy leader
said he considered Mr
Mosley a friend.
He said: “The
money has been invested in research and
campaigning, I am not
going to resile from my
respect for Max Mosley’s
campaign on media reform.”
Mr Watson (inset) said he refused
to “throw Max Mosley to the wolves”,
adding: “He’s had a very unusual life
– his father was a fascist leader, you
can’t decide who your father is but
you can have redemption.”
He suggested that newspapers
were only reporting on Mr Mosley’s
racist past because of his support for
press regulation.
Mr Mosley had published a racist
by-election leaflet in 1961, but insisted
his views have changed.
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TECHNOLOGY
Clocking
on to
summer
Facebook stored
details of users’
phone calls and
text messages
Roman Piekarski
adjusts the hands of
one of his many clocks
at the start of British
Summer Time, at the
Cuckooland Museum
in Tabley, Cheshire.
The collection has been
assembled by Roman
and his brother Maz
and features more than
600 cuckoo clocks.
By Cahal Milmo and Dean Kirby
Facebook users have expressed outrage after discovering that details of
their phone calls and text messages
have been collected by the social
media giant for a number of years.
Users of the company’s popular
Messenger app have had details of
people they called or texted and the
telephone numbers of those individuals archived by Facebook, regardless
of whether the communications were
made via the technology company’s
platforms, it has emerged.
Facebook, which this weekend took
out full-page adverts in newspapers
to apologise for the data privacy
scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, said users had consented to the
disclosure of the information, known
as metadata, so that contacts on their
smartphones could be synced with
the Messenger service.
The social media company insisted
that none of the information, which
did not include the contents of any
phone calls or texts, was sold to or
shared with third parties.
The extent of the data collection
has nonetheless taken many users
by surprise, with some expressing
concern that they had found details
of hundreds of calls over a period of
years when they used a Facebook
service to download a file of their activity on the company’s platforms.
The actress and writer, Emma
Kennedy, said: “I’ve just looked at
the data files I requested from Facebook and they had every single phone
number in my contacts.
“They had every social event I went
to, a list of all my friends (and their
birthdays) and a list of every text
I’ve sent.”
She added: “They have phone
numbers of people who aren’t on Facebook. They have phone numbers
of household names who, I’m sure,
DANNY LAWSON/PA
The full-page advert, taken out by
chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,
apologising for the leak AFP/GETTY
would be furious to know their phone
numbers are accessible.”
The collection of the information
was first highlighted by a New Zealand-based blogger, Dylan McKay.
A Facebook spokesman said: “The
most important part of apps that help
you make connections is to make it
easy to find people you want to connect with. So the first time you sign
in on your phone to a messaging app,
it’s a widely used practice to begin by
uploading phone contacts.”
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The details of calls and
texts are believed to have
been only collected from Android
phones. It is understood Facebook
believes its policy is no different
from other platforms which allow
users to import their contacts.
BROADCASTING
Fake news and content top BBC priorities
By Kerri-Ann Ropert
Tackling fake news and investing
in content “with commissions no
other broadcaster would make”
are among the actions the BBC is
expected to announce as part of its
annual plan this week.
The corporation will outline its
priorities for the next 12 months
in the plan, which is due to be
published on Wednesday. It is believed the BBC will say it wants to
“maximise opportunities to bring
the country together” and that it
“believes it can play a vital role for
Britain abroad as the cornerstone
of the UK’s creative industries, and
be central to the UK’s cultural influence worldwide”.
However, it faces challenges
which include the changing nature
of media consumption, particularly
among young people, and a decline
in investment in British television.
The corporation will focus on four
areas, including tackling fake news
and increasing polarisation, investing in UK talent, content and voices,
and improving its iPlayer service.
Attention will also be given to
boosting its global reach, with the
BBC World Service “undergoing its
biggest expansion since the 1940s”.
The BBC has recently faced criticism over its gender pay disparities, while the annual TV licence fee
will increase to £150.50 from £147,
from 1 April.
DIPLOMACY
Across
Russian ambassador sends
letter to Skripal policeman
By Russell Parton
The police officer who was treated
in hospital after the Salisbury nerve
agent attack has received a letter
from Russia’s ambassador wishing
him a “full recovery” and assuring
him that Russia had “nothing to do
with this reckless incident”.
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey,
38, was one of the first to respond
to the nerve agent attack on former
spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Yulia on 4 March. He was discharged
from hospital on Thursday. On leav-
ing Salisbury District hospital, DS
Bailey described his experience as
“completely surreal” and said his life
would never be the same again.
Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador, wrote in his
letter: “I was relieved to hear you
were released from hospital… I wish
you full recovery”.
“I would like to express my sincere
gratitude to you for your bravery
when reacting to the assault on two
Russian nationals. Please be assured
that Russia has nothing to do with
this reckless incident.”
Alexander Yakovenko said Russia had
‘nothing to do’ with the attack PA
John Glen, the MP for Salisbury,
was outraged: “This is a pathetic
attempt to try to regain respectability, he said.”
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TRANSPORT
A new
Guiding
light
£100m pledged to
fix potholes after
the big freeze
By David Hughes
A further £100m will be spent on
tackling potholes and repairing
storm damage in England, Chris
Grayling has announced, after warnings about the state of roads.
The Transport Secretary said an
“unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather” had caused damage to
local roads. The money will help repair two million potholes and protect
roads from further bad weather, the
Department for Transport said.
The move comes just days after a
report found a fifth of local roads in
England and Wales were in a poor
Alongside the pothole and
flood resilience funding
announced by Mr Grayling,
further cash will go towards
new technology to improve road
maintenance and potentially
stop potholes developing.
condition and warned that councils
faced a funding black hole to maintain carriageways.
Mr Grayling said: “People rely on
good roads to get to work. We have
seen a prolonged spell of freezing
weather which has caused damage to
our local roads.” He said giving councils more funding would mean “all
road users can enjoy their journeys
without having to dodge potholes”.
The announcement comes after
an annual Asphalt Industry Alliance
study highlighted the poor state of
roads. Some 20 per cent of carriageways in England and Wales have less
than five years of life remaining before they become unusable, researchers said.
Spending on roads maintenance
was “way short” of the amount
needed, with the gap between the
sum local authorities in England and
Wales received to keep carriageways
in “reasonable order” and what they
actually needed coming in at £556m
in 2017-18, they added.
The new Chief Guide,
Amanda Medler
(right), enjoys some
outdoor activities
with Emmye, from 2nd
Dartford Guides, at
the Blackland Farm in
East Grinstead, Sussex.
Ms Medler joined
Girlguiding when she
was seven and has led
a group of Guides for
more than 30 years.
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ENVIRONMENT
Invasive river weeds spreading at record rate
By Emily Beament
Reports of the invasive plant, floating pennywort, in rivers and lakes
have reached a record high, officials
are warning.
In the River Thames alone, some
50 tonnes of the invasive aquatic
plant, which can quickly form dense
mats of rounded leaves on the water
surface, had to be removed in 2017.
The Department for the Environment is flagging up the problem of
this and other fast-growing weeds
during invasive species week.
Today, biosecurity minister Lord
Gardiner is due to outline efforts to
stop their further spread, including
signs being put up at lakes to encourage fishermen and boaters to
“check, clean, dry” their equipment.
He said: “Invasive plants pose a
real threat to our country’s native
species and cost the economy at
least £1.8bn a year. The check, clean,
dry campaign is playing a key role in
raising awareness of these threats.”
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EDUCATION
RETAIL
Children in north of England suffer
‘double whammy’ in life and schools
Store is game for
autism-friendly
approach
By Russell Parton
By Kim Pilling
Children in the north of England are
being left behind by their southern
counterparts as they face a “double
whammy of entrenched deprivation
and poor schools”.
A report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, found that pupils in the North
West, North East, and Yorkshire and
the Humber are less likely to do well
in secondary school, more likely to
go to a poor school and more likely to
leave education early.
The study found that a child on free
school meals living in Hackney, east
London, was three times more likely
to go to university than a similar child
in Hartlepool. London children on
free school meals were 40 per cent
more likely to achieve a good maths
and English GCSE grade than children in the North.
More than half of the schools serving the North’s most deprived communities were below a “good” rating,
the report added, as they suffer from
weak leadership, poor governance
and difficulties recruiting staff.
The commissioner has called on
the Government’s Northern Powerhouse project to give youngsters the
same attention as economic regeneration. “Children growing up in the
North love and are proud of the place
they live,” she said.
“They want a future where they
live near their family and community
and they want jobs and opportunities
Children in the
North are more
likely to leave
education early PA
SCOTLAND
University funding at risk post-Brexit
By Catriona Webster
The ability of Scottish universities
to attract funding and staff is
being hampered by uncertainty
over future participation in EU
research programmes, a minister
has warned.
The higher education and
science minister Shirley-Anne
Somerville has called on the UK
Government to prioritise a deal
on science and innovation after
Brexit. Scottish organisations
have benefited from more than
€468m (£408m) of funding
through Horizon 2020, the EU
research programme.
However, uncertainty over
future involvement in the
programme is damaging the
ability of Scottish institutions
to recruit staff and secure
investment, Ms Somerville said.
to rival anywhere else in the country. The Northern Powerhouse and
the new devolved mayors provide
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
drive that ambition.
“If the North is to flourish it needs
to grow and retain the talents of all its
children and truly offer the opportunities in life they hope for.”
Ms Longfield, who was born in
Otley and still lives in West Yorkshire,
also called for each local area to have
a plan to ensure children are in apprenticeships, training or education
until the age of 18.
A government spokesman said it
was investing in schools in the North
and in projects that improve pupils’
chances from an early age. “As the
Children’s Commissioner notes,
many children in the North are now
thriving, but there is more to do.
“Our Northern Powerhouse programme includes £3.4bn investment
in projects to boost the local economy, £12m to spread good teaching
practice in English and improve early
literacy, and schemes that help families to support their child’s education
at home,” he said.
Among the report’s
recommendations are
improving the North’s secondary
schools in the most deprived
areas as a “priority” with a
renewed focus on teaching
recruitment and leadership.
A computer games retailer has
declared itself “autism friendly”
after giving special training to
staff and making adjustments in
some of its stores.
The retailer Game has teamed
up with the autism charity Dimensions to ensure the equipment in
its hi-tech games hubs cater for
those with the condition.
Staff have been given autism
awareness training and the retail
surroundings changes include
turning lights down, minimising
noise, putting up signs to show it
is an autism-friendly environment
and providing guidance during
busy times.
Game’s stores in Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester and York will
spearhead the trial.
Nick Barratt, head of behaviour support at Dimensions, said:
“Autism-friendly environments
help people with autism and other
sensory sensitivities feel welcome,
and gives them the opportunity to
try new things.”
CRIME
Man held after
officer slashed
with a sword
By Georgina Stubbs
EDUCATION
More universities urged to set up specialist maths free schools
By Richard Vaughan
Ministers have issued a plea to universities to set up maths schools after
just two institutions opened their
own specialist colleges in the past
four years.
The Government is urging universities to start their own maths free
schools for 16- to 19-year-olds in a bid
to improve the take-up and skills sets
of young people in the subject as part
of its industrial strategy.
But so far just two universities –
On Saturday,
in your
King’s College London and the University of Exeter – have taken the
leap to establish their own schools
since 2014.
The two schools have enjoyed significant success, with 98 per cent of
King’s mathematics students achieving an A or A* in A-level mathematics
last year, while at Exeter the figure
was 75 per cent.
The Department for Education
will provide £350,000 of funding each
year to try to persuade other universities to follow suit.
The schools standards minKing’s and Exeter and help our
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A 23-year-old man was arrested
yesterday after a police officer
was slashed with a sword, Greater
Manchester Police (GMP) said.
The officer is in hospital with
“serious injuries” following the
incident in Whalley Range yesterday afternoon, the force said.
One witness described seeing
police attempting to taser a man
carrying a “3ft tool or sword”. He
said the man “had hit a couple
of the officers”, adding he saw
them bleeding – one from the lip
or nose, and another at the top of
their head.
GMP said the officer’s injuries,
to his face and back, although serious, were not life-threatening.
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Hunt wants 10-year plan to deal
with effects of ageing population
‘Screening could
have found my
cancer earlier’
By Thomas Hornall
By David Hughes
Jeremy Hunt has called for a 10-year
funding deal for the NHS amid speculation the Government could back a
ring-fenced tax rise to provide a funding boost.
The Health and Social Care Secretary said a long-term deal would allow
proper planning to train the staff
needed to cope with the challenges of
Britain’s ageing population. He said
the possibility of a tax earmarked for
the NHS was popular with voters –
but only if they were convinced there
was going to be reform.
A multibillion-pound funding increase could be timed to coincide
with the 70th anniversary of the
NHS in July. But Mr Hunt told ITV’s
Peston on Sunday it was “premature”
to speculate that a £4bn-a-year boost
will be announced. He said: “There’s
Mr Hunt said it was clear
voters wanted to see more
money going to the NHS …”but
they want to know the NHS is
going to tackle inefficiencies”.
no doubt NHS staff right now are
working unbelievably hard and
they need to have some hope for the
future, but their real concern is
this rather crazy way we have been
funding the NHS over the last 20
years – which has basically been feast
or famine.”
The ageing population meant that
in 10 years’ time there will be a million more people aged over 75, he
said. “The question is: do we want to
approach that challenge in a strategic way where we move beyond this
feast or famine and look at it in a
structured way, and I think, if we do
that, we will get a much better deal
for taxpayers and be much fairer to
the staff on the NHS.”
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond,
said a full departmental spending
review will take place next year, but
Mr Hunt argued that health should
be treated differently with a longerthan-usual 10-year settlement.
Mr Hunt said it was premature to
talk about an earmarked NHS tax
adding: “Given that it takes seven
years to train a doctor and three
years to train a nurse, you need to
have something that gives you the
ability to look ahead.”
The Health and Social Care
Secretary says NHS funding has
been ‘feast or famine’ PA
PREGNANCY
More midwives to be trained to give ‘continuity of care’
By David Hughes
Expectant mothers will be
treated by the same midwives
throughout their pregnancy in a
bid to reduce miscarriages and
stillbirths, under plans being set
out by Jeremy Hunt.
The Health Secretary plans
to train 3,000 extra midwives
and maternity support staff over
four years.
Tomorrow he is due to launch
“a drive to give mums dedicated
midwives, who can get to know
them personally and oversee their
whole journey from pregnancy to
labour to new parent”.
One in five pregnant women
in England is planned to benefit
from the “continuity of carer”
model by March 2019, rising to
the majority of women by 2021.
The Government said research
suggests that women who have
the same midwife are 19 per cent
less likely to miscarry, 16 per
cent less likely to lose their baby
and 24 per cent less likely to give
birth prematurely.
The BBC newsreader George Alagiah said his cancer was caught “very
late” and could have been detected
earlier if England had similar screening procedures to Scotland.
The 62-year-old presenter (inset)
discovered before Christmas that
his stage-four bowel cancer had returned. In Scotland, men and women
are automatically offered screening
for bowel cancer every two years
from 50 years old – yet in England it starts at 60.
The chance of survival for five years or
more for those with
stage four bowel
cancer is less than
10 per cent. If it is
caught at stage one
the chances are near
100 per cent, according
to Cancer Research UK.
Mr Alagiah told The Sunday Times:
“Had they had screening at 50, like
they do in Scotland… I would have
been screened at least three times
by the time I was [diagnosed at]
58… Why have the Scots got it and
we don’t?”
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policeman
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US students
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gun control
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The sacking does not
show that the Labour
leader is ruthless or
intolerant of dissent.
The leadership could
not afford to be
seen as tolerant of a
past opponent. And
Corbyn’s increased
political strength
means he can fill
Shadow Cabinet
vacancies far more
easily than in the past.
(George Eaton)
Perhaps the word
“hero” has been a little
overused in recent
years. But if it can be
applied to anyone, it
should be bestowed on
Arnaud Beltrame, who
volunteered to take
the place of a hostage
in Friday’s terrorist
incident in Trèbes and
was killed as a result.
(Editorial)
The kids have come
to save us. They have
come from Florida,
where their high school
peers were gunned
down on Valentine’s
Day, inspiring them to
organise this march.
Most important, they
are coming to the
polls in November,
the beginning of a
generational wave
that will up-end our
politics. (Dana Milbank)
The firm’s response
to the crisis has
been instructive.
The first stage was
denial – there was
no “data breach”;
then there were legal
threats; after that
ludicrous attempts to
portray a global giant
corporation as a victim
of wicked people.
(John Naughton)
I feel sorry for Ant
McPartlin. (Pause
for moral outrage.)
Of course the “real
victims” of his drinkdrive idiocy will soon
be out of the spotlight
and resuming their
normal lives. Ant,
however, will never
be able to escape the
consequences of his
recklessness.
(Rachael Bletchly)
I’m rather proud that
the UK is able to award
contracts solely on the
basis of quality and
cost without being
hindered by a sense of
misplaced nationalism
at our taxpayers’
expense. It is a fine
bit of symbolism for
Global Britain.
(Dia Chakravarty)
Sunday Mirror
Owen Smith
broke collective
responsibility to
demand we hold a
second referendum.
Go join your core
Blairite team on the
backbenches, Owen,
and let Labour prepare
for government.
(John Prescott)
Sunday Express
Lieutenant-Colonel
Arnaud Beltrame
undoubtedly saved
lives but paid for his
heroism with his own.
It is bravery such as
this which makes
us remember that
however bleak the
world may seem, there
are men such as Lt-Col
Beltrame to offset the
evil. (Editorial)
Chicago Sun-Times
The march isn’t
just about Parkland
and other mass
shootings. It’s about
the gun violence
that has become a
deadly routine in
many low-income
communities of colour
in Chicago and other
big cities. (Editorial)
Sun on Sunday
In less than a
generation, Facebook,
Twitter and Google
(which owns YouTube)
have degraded public
life. These morally
blank platforms have
enabled terrorists and
paedophiles and made
racism commonplace.
And they don’t even
pay their fair share of
tax. (Tony Parsons)
Star on Sunday
Poor Dec. He really
has been left up the
proverbial creek
with a paddle by
his best pal Ant. No
matter how talented
Dec is, he won’t be
winning awards on his
lonesome. He needs
his lifelong mate to
sort himself out. And
pronto. (Editorial)
Sunday Times
The passport row – and
its resolution – will tell
us much about the kind
of country we want to
be. If the Government
gives in to pressure and
awards a UK company
the contract, it will
have stepped through
the door marked
“protectionism”. Free
trade, for passports or
anything else, begins at
home. (Editorial)
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Quote of
the day
Yoga is
pretend
fitness
Kirsty Young
The ‘Desert Island
Discs’ presenter
challenges
prevailing beliefs
JOSÉ ABREU FOUNDER OF EL SISTEMA MUSIC PROJECT
José Abreu, the Venezuelan
government economist turned musical
educator who created a network of
youth orchestras, called El Sistema,
that has been replicated in dozens of
countries around the world, has died
at the age of 78. He had been suffering
from several illnesses since he retired
several years ago.
His most famous protégé, Gustavo
Dudamel, musical director of the
Los Angeles Philharmonic, tweeted a
picture of them “with devoted love and
eternal gratitude”.
Joe Antonio was born in the Andean
city of Valera in 1939. His grandfather
had founded an orchestra in Italy and
his grandmother was a passionate
opera fan. El Maestro, as Abreu
was almost universally known in
Venezuela, studied music from an early
age and was a talented pianist, winning
prestigious prizes for his playing.
But in order to support his family he
became an economist, teaching at
two universities in Caracas, and later
entering politics.
In 1975 he formed a small orchestra
of a dozen young musicians that would
become the seed for El Sistema. Four
decades later, the government-financed
programme claims to currently put one
million Venezuelan children in contact
with classical music through a network
of hundreds of youth choirs, orchestras
and music centres around the country.
Internationally, its teaching model
has spread to more than 60 countries,
while its marquee Simón Bolívar Youth
Orchestra is a fixture in the world’s top
concert halls.
But in recent years the sterling
reputation of the institution –
and Abreu – was knocked by the
programme’s ties to Venezuelan
President Nicolás Maduro, who
has been accused of undermining
Venezuela’s democracy. Abreu,
however, recently spoke out strongly in
favour of anti-government protests.
In his book El Sistema: Orchestrating
Venezuela’s Youth, British musicologist
Geoffrey Baker described Abreu as
a politically cunning, autocratic and
vengeful visionary, as much feared as
loved. Abreu never publicly responded
to the criticisms as he retired shortly
after the book’s publication.
Arts educator Marshall Marcus
witnessed El Sistema’s birth as a young
musician living in Venezuela during
the late 1970s oil boom. He established
Sistema Europe, a network of youth
ensembles from 25 countries inspired
by the Venezuelan model.
He rejected criticisms of El Maestro,
saying they served only to incense
critics who accused Abreu of being too
cozy with the government on which
El Sistema’s survival depends. “It
may be an autocracy but it’s one that
has allowed thousands of people to
flourish,” Mr Marcus said. “If that’s a
tyranny, it sure doesn’t feel like one.”
In 2010 Abreu received the Erasmus
Prize, one of the many awards and
honorary doctorates he was awarded
around the world for his work. AP
Born 7 May 1939
Died 24 March 2018
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It is heartening to see
the student protests in
the US (and around the
world) calling for tighter
gun control regulation
gathering momentum.
Although the NRA
is a powerful enemy
for them to take on, the
students will eventually
succeed – not least
because despite the NRA
being cash-rich, it and
the spineless politicians
whom it has had in its
pocket for decades are
morally bankrupt.
ROBERT READMAN
BOURNEMOUTH
Europe-wide
appreciation
The bravery and selfsacrifice of Lt-Col
Arnaud Beltrame, a
guardian of the law,
should be celebrated, not
just in France, but by the
whole of Europe. Let us
ask Brussels to take up
the torch.
ERIC COATES
Retirement
isn’t the end
Re Simon Kelner’s
column (“I cannot
imagine what life would
be without work”, 23
March), those of us lucky
to take early retirement
have in many cases
provided the volunteers
working within the
charity field, whether
fundraising, helping
in the local hospital or
charity shops, or working
with outdoor charities.
Please tell Simon
that his skills will be
very much needed in
these areas and that the
work is worthwhile and
very satisfying.
SHIRLEY MORRISH
TRURO
Aged nearly 63, I am in
the process of totally
revamping my finances
and housing to allow
me to enter unintended
early retirement
with a huge sigh of
relief. Working in the
public sector has been
especially difficult – 10
years of “austerity” has
led me and many others
to end up redundant
and therefore between a
rock and hard place – too
old, not young enough. I
have now decided that I
would prefer to be poor
yet content and not
answerable to anyone
except myself. I have just
had enough. I can’t wait.
JONTY BUTLER
WORTHING
Will the current
protests have an
effect on America’s
love affair with
guns? GETTY
Be green and
stay at home
It was good to read in
iweekend (24 March) that
a WWF poll revealed that
the vast majority of Scots
back stronger action to
tackle climate change.
But individual choices
also have a big impact on
greenhouse gases. I’m
thinking about the huge
increase in aviation in
recent years.
By making a decision
to have a greener holiday
by staying in the UK, this
vast number of people
who are concerned
about climate change
could help to make
a difference to the
problem themselves.
ALAN FERGUSON
Something fishy
going on here
Isn’t the main reason
that so many fish in UK
waters are caught by
foreign-owned vessels
that UK quotas have been
sold by the UK fishermen
to non-UK owned
companies?
JEAN MACDONALD
WARWICKSHIRE
The cheating by the
Australian cricket team
does not represent the
average Australian.
The use of sandpaper
to change the ball so it
would swing more is
cheating but, even worse,
it was supported by
the captain.
DENNIS FITZGERALD
MELBOURNE,
AUSTRALIA
Let’s not indulge too
much shock and horror
over Aussie cricketers’
ball tampering.
International cricketers
have cheated for decades.
Whether it’s failure to
walk when only you
know you have snicked
the ball behind, or happily
sledging the batsman
from short leg; both are
cheating, all sides do it –
and the Aussies took the
latter to a high art form.
The instant a player
decides that winning
matters above all, the
spirit of any game dies.
MARTIN AMOR
HEREFORD
…and what
about women?
There was minuscule
coverage of women’s
sport in 16 pages of sport
in iweekend (24 March).
Surely you can give
more than one paragraph
to a gymnast, a few to
England’s footballers,
and a brief mention of
a tennis player? It is
really disappointing that
a paper that supports
diversity and inclusivity
should drop the ball on
women’s sport.
BONITA LEESE
EDINBURGH
Civil servants
have a purpose
I was surprised
to read that some
UK Government
departments, such as
Defra, have governing
boards. Apparently
their non-executive
board members are
“senior figures from
outside government,
appointed to provide
challenge to government
departments”. I thought
that’s what civil
servants did.
CP MOORHOUSE
SOUTHAMPTON
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Drew took
Lamar, the role
strength
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from divorce It’s time for rappers to show more
Fuss about pay
surprises Foy
Claire Foy has finally spoken out about the
revelation that she was paid less than her
co-star in The Crown, Matt Smith.
There was an outcry earlier this month when
it was made public that Foy – who plays Queen
Elizabeth II alongside Smith’s Prince Philip
in the latest series – received a significantly
smaller pay cheque than her Doctor Who
colleague. The production company, Left Bank
Pictures, was forced to apologise.
“I’m surprised because I’m at the centre
of it,” said Foy (inset). “Anything that
I’m at the centre of like that is very,
very odd. But I’m not [surprised
about the interest in the story] in
the sense that it was a female-led
drama. I’m not surprised that
people saw [the story] and went:
‘Oh, that’s a bit odd.’
“But I know that Matt feels the
same that I do, that it’s odd to find
yourself at the centre [of a story] that you
didn’t particularly ask for.”
The whole experience hasn’t made her
want to switch off the new series, with Olivia
Colman set to play HRH. “I’ll be asking to see it
earlier than it’s available,” Foy said. “I can’t wait
to see it. I think Olivia Colman’s amazing.”
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Taking tips from the Gwyneth
Paltrow and Chris Martin
school of conscious uncoupling is Drew Barrymore,
who has said that her
split with her husband
Will Kopelman in 2016
was “empowering”.
The actress said:
“Sometimes when you think
something is the worst
timing and the worst idea, it
can actually become a thing
that saves you and pulls you
out and gives you a new focus
and empowerment, and
switches your constant stuck
way of thinking and feeling
and put it into something else
that might actually get you to
a healthier place faster.”
But it wasn’t all joy and
light, she admits: “It was just
a very difficult time. I
definitely was in a very
dark and fearful place.”
of a social conscience in their work,
says record producer Jimmy Iovine.
Asked if he sees anyone emulating
the work of his Beats c0-founder Dr
Dre, Iovine said: “I’m always looking
to see where the anarchy is coming
from – words about social injustice,
you know. I don’t see
anything like that
right now. I’m sure
there is but no
one’s brought it
to my attention;
except Kendrick
Lamar (inset).”
Lamar’s “Alright”,
from his critically
acclaimed album To
Pimp A Butterfly, became
the unofficial soundtrack to the Black
Lives Matter movement and he’s
rapped about everything from US
institutional racism to young men’s
depression and mental health issues.
If aspiring rappers want to look up
to any artist, Lamar is a great place
to start.
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IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH
Rebecca
Armstrong
In 2014, Rebecca’s husband Nick
was hit by a car and seriously injured.
Here, in one of a series of columns,
she writes about the aftermath of
his accident
W
ith hindsight, spending
two nights at the
bungalow rather than
our usual one was a
bit ambitious for the first weekend
Nick was in his electric wheelchair.
Certainly, the door frames have
taken quite a battering. Another
thing to add to the list of jobs to do
before the landlord comes round and
has a heart attack.
Against all advice from the
professionals, I’d got into the habit
of hefting his old manual wheelchair
into position using brute force where
necessary (up doorsteps, across
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uneven ground). Thankfully I never
hurt my back, but it was a bit of a
shock when I first encountered the
power chair. It is far too heavy for
me to bully into place, so all my usual
tricks were rendered redundant.
On eveningNo 1, we had planned
to visit some friends for dinner,
something that would have been a
bit of a logistical nightmare under
normal circumstances thanks to
taking taxis and having to be home
in time for the carers. With the
addition of a new chair, we switched
things around so Charlotte and
Nicole came to us. It was a lovely
night of firsts – the first time we’d
entertained friends for dinner at
the bungalow, the first time I’d
tasted one of Charlotte’s stupendous
home-made pies, the first time Nick
attempted to drive himself into the
bedroom to be hoisted into bed.
Charlotte was my boss when
I was a teenage shopgirl and the
memories of her management style
came flooding back when she was
supervising me supervising Nick
on his drive to bed. “You’re doing
it all wrong! You’re rubbish!” It
didn’t help that we’d all been on the
wine. Nick made it, eventually, and
Charlotte piped down.
The next night we ventured to my
parents’ house round the corner.
Thanks to his chair’s speed being
limited, Nick’s progress was pretty
sloth-like and, when we arrived, I
had to deploy the dual controls –
my joystick at the back has more
power than his – to get him up the
wheelchair ramps. While the door
frames survived unscathed, there
was some scraped paint in the hall
and a near miss with a leather sofa. I
hadn’t realised how nerve-racking a
new chair was going to be.
When we returned to the care
home, one of the residents gently
teased Nick about his speed, calling
him “snail” and offering to make him
some L-plates. Rather than snarling
in response as is often the case, Nick
grinned. His mood has improved no
end – another person he lives with
who normally gets short shrift from
my grumpy husband came up to me
last weekend to tell me happily that
they’d had a nice conversation. So
as well as battering woodwork, the
chair is breaking down barriers.
We’ve now conquered a trip
to the pub and I’ve learnt how to
take the footplates off, making
manoeuvrability much better. Nick’s
driving is good, apart from when
he fails to stop when backing into
objects and then keeping going. My
driving is… less terrible than it was.
It’s a bit unfair because Nick gets me
to take over during the most difficult
bits and then shouts when things
go pear-shaped. But we’re getting
better, and Nick is finally going
places under his own steam.
SOCIETY
antique; your tatty old clothing is
someone’s vintage. Keeping things
“just in case” is an alarming Hatfield
family trait leading to garages and
lofts too stuffed to enter.
Clothes are trickiest of all. A
survey last week revealed Brits
throw away £12.5bn-worth a year.
That’s dumping wearable clothes
in landfill, not recycling. More than
235 million items! Astonishing, not
just for its scale, but given how many
trips I made to the Oxfam banks
this week only to find them already
full. Pleated trousers, paisley shirts,
cricket jumpers: will they return to
fashion again one day? Doubtless,
but someone actually needs to wear
them today.
Certain older working-class
family members very much retain
the hoard, mend and make-do
attitude of post-war austerity.
Being surrounded by
“stuff” is also somehow
reassuring. Younger,
more middle-class
family are “generation
disposable”. Today,
built-in obsolescence
is a function of
everything from
technology to fashion.
I wish I had the millennial
mindset for selling on eBay, but
I have been taught to recycle, not
bin. Perhaps not that first generation
iPod, because it is a design classic,
but those Blackberry chargers and
last year’s untouched spiralizer? Let
them go. As for clothes: if unworn
for three years, recycle them. It’s
liberating. Oh, wait, but not my
favourite Converse …
Stefano
Hatfield
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he clocks went forward!
Yes, spring at last after this
wearisome winter.
Even more than
usual, I am inspired to
cleanse my life of a lot
of the “stuff” in it: from
unworn clothes to
mounds of redundant
technology.
My clutter includes
hundreds of newspapers
and magazines, to which
I contributed, or edited.
Trying to junk them, I get lost
in reverie, searching desperately
for a trigger as to why I kept them
in the first place. Don’t even start
me on the books. I don’t mean my
treasured student Catch-22 or
Arden Shakespeares – they are safe
forever. But, what use is the New
York Zagat restaurant guide 2001 or
mid-Nineties Lonely Planet Brazil?
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Never Gonna Give
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Astley’s Evita turn
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
It’s an anthem of female strength
and vulnerability, belted out by
Madonna, Sinéad O’Connor and
Shirley Bassey. But now Rick Astley
is the surprise choice to sing “Don’t
Cry for Me Argentina” for a BBC
tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Ronan Keating will sing
“Tell Me on a Sunday”,
Anne-Marie performs “Whistle
Down the Wind” and Ricky Wilson
tackles “Phantom of the Opera” .
Cry for Me…” was a No 1 single for
the original singer, Julie Covington,
in 1977; it was performed by Elaine
Paige in the 1978 West End musical.
Madonna, who played the charismatic wife of Argentine President
Juan Perón in the 1996 film Evita,
said she was “petrified” of singing
the song in front of its composers.
It has also been covered by Nicole
Scherzinger, Olivia Newton-John
and The Carpenters. Sir Tom Jones
is one of the few male singers to belt
out a version, in 1979.
Lewis Carnie, head of Radio 2 said:
“We wanted to make this show to
prove how great these songs are and
how they stand up to interpretation.”
Jo Whiley, who will present Variations, said: “These are all such wonderful songs; all of our listeners will
have their own favourites. Now they
can hear them again, but in a completely different way.”
The Eighties pop star will take on
the famous appeal to Eva Perón’s fellow countrymen from the musical
Evita, written by Lloyd Webber and
the lyricist Tim Rice.
Astley, who is enjoying a pop
comeback, was chosen by the BBC
to sing the song for a Radio 2 Easter
tribute marking Lloyd Webber’s
70th birthday.
Variations, which presents the
composer’s songs “as you’ve never
heard them before”, features cover
versions of Lloyd Webber hits by
artists ranging from Ricky Wilson
of Kaiser Chiefs to Anne-Marie, who
had a No 1 when she was featured on
Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye”. “Don’t
BROADCASTING
TV drama explores risks
of virtual world for teens
By Adam Sherwin
‘Andrew Lloyd Webber – Variations’
will be broadcast on Radio 2, Monday
2 April, 8-10pm
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Perkins ‘thrilled’
to return as Bafta
TV awards host
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
By Laura Harding
Channel 4 and Netflix have joined
forces for a groundbreaking thriller
from the creator of Skins, which explores the lure of virtual world gaming for vulnerable teenagers.
Kiss Me First, which mixes live
action with computer-generated
virtual world sequences, tells the
story of Leila, a lonely 17-year-old
girl addicted to a fictional online
gaming site.
Adapted by Skins writer Bryan
Elsley from Lottie Moggach’s bestselling young adult novel, the sixpart series will debut on Channel 4
next week before streaming on Netflix. The streaming giant believes
the scenario has global appeal
and contributed to the ambitious
show’s budget.
Moving between real and virtual
worlds, the adventure begins when
Leila (Tallulah Haddon) stumbles
across Red Pill, a secret paradise
hidden on the edges of her favour-
Sue Perkins will host the Virgin
Bafta TV awards for the second
time, it has been announced.
The former Great British
Bake Off presenter will return
to London’s Royal Festival Hall
for the 13 May ceremony after a
successful debut last year.
She said: “I had a blast last
year and I’m genuinely thrilled
to be invited back.”
Clare Brown,
Bafta’s director
of production,
added: “Sue
(inset) has
a natural
warmth and
humour that lit
up both the room
and our screens
last year. She is a wonderfully
talented presenter, comedy
writer and performer. We are
delighted to welcome her back.”
Worlds apart: Simona Brown as
Tess and Tallulah Haddon as Leila
ite game. There she meets the hedonistic Tess (Simona Brown, The
Night Manager), and the digital
Eden becomes more sinister.
Elsley told i: “It’s a cautionary
tale in the sense that you need to
interrogate the people you meet
and who make offers to you in the
virtual world.”
He added: “Kiss Me First isn’t
doom and gloom though, it’s the
story of how two young women
form a friendship for life.”
Kiss Me First begins on Channel 4
on 2 April at 10pm.
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Puigdemont arrest sparks clashes in Barcelona
By Tom Barnes
The arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Germany
sparked violent clashes between his
supporters and police in Barcelona
last night.
The exiled separatist politician
(inset) was detained on a European
arrest warrant by German police
yesterday when he crossed the border from Denmark.
Authorities said three people were
arrested and 52 people were injured
in clashes after police prevented a
crowd that tried to advance on the
office of the Spanish government’s
representative for Catalonia in Barcelona to protest the arrest.
Mr Puigdemont’s lawyer, Jaume
Alonso-Cuevillas, said on Twitter his
client had been intending to travel
back to Belgium, where he has lived
since fleeing Spain in October.
“President Carles Puigdemont
was held in Germany when he
crossed the border from Denmark,
on his way to Belgium from Finland,”
the lawyer said. “The treatment has
been correct at all times. By now he
is at a police station and his legal defence is activated.”
The former Catalan leader is in
exile following a failed bid by his
regional government to declare independence from Spain. A Spanish
Supreme Court judge reactivated
an international arrest warrant for Mr Puigdemont
on Friday as he visited
Finland. He slipped out
of the country after it became clear the Finnish
authorities intended to
act on the warrant.
A spokesman for Spanish state prosecutors said:
“Following the arrest, Spain’s
state prosecution is in contact with
Germany’s state prosecution service
and Eurojust to make sure they have
all the documentation they need.”
Mr Puigdemont is expected to appear before a judge later today, who
will ask him if he will agree
to be extradited to Spain.
He faces up to 25 years
in prison if convicted of
rebellion and sedition
charges for organising
an illegal referendum.
Albert Rivera, leader
of the pro-union Ciudadanos party, who has
been a critic of the ousted president, tweeted: “Coup leader Puigdemont’s escape has been brought to
an end. There should be no impunity
UAE
IN DUBAI
A British newspaper editor in
Dubai was yesterday found guilty of
bludgeoning his wife to death with a
hammer and sentenced to 10 years in
prison. Francis Matthew, the former
editor of the English-language Gulf
News, had faced the possibility
of the death penalty for killing Jane (inset), his wife
of more than 30 years, in
July 2017.
Matthew was not
present in the Dubai
Court of First Instance
for the verdict, which is
common in courts in the
United Arab Emirates. Matthew’s lawyer, Ali al-Shamsi, said
he would appeal against the sentence.
Ms Matthew’s brother, Peter Manning, who was in court, expressed
his disappointment. “Our family has
been saddened by the sentence given
to Francis Matthew, Jane’s killer. We
believe the facts clearly demonstrate
that this crime was a deliberate
act,” he said in a written statement.
Dubai police say they were called to
the couple’s three-bedroom villa in
Dubai’s Jumeirah neighbourhood on
4 July last year. There, they say they
found Ms Matthew dead, and the editor told them robbers had broken into
the home and killed her.
During a later interrogation, however, police say Matthew told them
his wife had grown angry with
him because they were
in debt and needed to
move. Matthew said he
got angry when his wife
called him a “loser” and
told him “you should provide financially”, according to police.
Matthew told police his wife
pushed him during the argument.
He then got a hammer, followed her
into the bedroom and struck her
twice on the head. The next morning, Matthew tried to make it look as
though the house had been robbed
and later went to work as if nothing
had happened, throwing the hammer
into a nearby rubbish bin. AP
THE INDEPENDENT
Academic and former
Catalan minister Clara
Ponsatí says she will hand herself
in to Police Scotland today after
Spain issued an arrest warrant.
Flowers are
laid outside the
gendarmerie
in the town of
Carcassonne AFP
British newspaper editor
gets 10 years for killing wife
By Malak Harb
for someone who tries to destroy a
democracy, flout democratic laws,
fracture co-existence and misuse
public funds to do so.”
Mr Puigdemont is one of 13
Catalan separatist politicians who
were charged with rebellion offences by Spanish judges last week.
FRANCE
Packed church pays tribute to hostage swap officer
By Elaine Ganley and
Jeffrey Schaeffer
IN TREBES
A French bishop paid tribute yesterday to a police officer who lost his life
after swapping himself with a supermarket employee held hostage by an
Islamist extremist, saying his heroic
sacrifice helped “save the nation”.
Survivors and families of the victims of Friday’s attacks packed the
Saint-Etienne-de-Trebes church for
the special Mass honoring Lt-Col
Arnaud Beltrame.
Also yesterday, a former French
left-wing parliamentary candidate
was arrested after tweeting offensive messages about Mr Beltrame.
Stephane Poussier appeared to
celebrate the killing of the police officer, saying his death meant there
was one less voter for President
Emmanuel Macron. AP
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CRIME
By Tom Barnes
‘No remorse’
in Austin
bomber’s
confession
Young voters pledge to eject those
who oppose stricter gun control
Activists at gun-control marches
across America have signed up thousands of first-time voters who pledge
to eject lawmakers who oppose
stricter firearms laws.
Voter registration advocates were
out in force at more than 800 “March
for Our Lives” rallies across the United States on Saturday. Organisers
were aiming to sign up 25,000 young
voters in favour of tougher gun control laws ahead of mid-term Congressional elections in eight months’ time.
Speaking at a rally in Washington, Delaney Tarr, a survivor of the
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
School shooting in Parkland, Florida,
in which 17 people died in February,
had a simple message for legislators:
“If there is no assault weapons ban
passed, then we will vote them out,”
she said.
One of those who registered,
18-year-old Hugh Williams from
Ypsilanti, Michigan, said gun violence had become a “menace” in his
community. “The more I see people
marching and standing up for a cause
I believe in, I want my voice to matter,
too,” he said.
Participation in elections by young
voters is often low, and registration
activists are targeting the four million Americans turning 18 this year,
In the wake of the Parkland
school shooting, Mr Trump
had floated several possible
ideas to tackle gun violence –
including arming teachers.
Parkland survivor
Emma Gonzalez,
centre, with
fellow students in
Washington DC GETTY
as well as those aged 19 to 21 who have
never voted before. Any potential increase in young voters is likely to help
Democratic and independent candidates who back stricter controls on
assault-style weapons, bump stocks
and tighter access to guns for young
people and the mentally ill.
Sari Kaufman, who is also a Marjo-
ry Stoneman Douglas student, urged
her peers to get involved in politics in
order to remove lawmakers who did
not protect their interests.
“With this movement, we will ensure record-breaking turnout not
just in the next presidential election,
not in the next midterm election, but
in all elections,” she told the crowd.
“We’re here today to give you the
tools to make a change.”
The crowds at the “March for
Our Lives” events in cities across
the country were reminiscent of
the kinds of numbers last seen during the demonstrations against the
Vietnam War. In Washington DC,
New York City, Denver and Los Angeles , demonstrators heard from student survivors of last month’s school
shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“If you listen real close, you can
hear the people in power shaking,” Parkland survivor David Hogg
said, to roars from the protesters,
who packed Pennsylvania Avenue
– “America’s Main Street” – from a
stage near the Capitol to a spot near
the White House, many blocks away.
“We’re going to take this to every
election, to every state and every city.
We’re going to make sure the best
people get in our elections to run, not
as politicians but as Americans.
“Because this,” he said, pointing
behind him to the Capitol dome, “this
is not cutting it.” THE INDEPENDENT; AP
LEGISLATION
Trump approves new ban on transgender people in military
By Ken Thomas
IN PALM BEACH
President Donald Trump
has signed a memorandum
supporting his push to ban most
transgender troops from serving
in the US military except under
“limited circumstances”. But
the decision is expected to be the
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Bridgewater
Don’t waste
this chance,
Mr Gove
F
or too long we have
believed that litter is a
trivial issue. But maybe, at
last, we are moving to the
stark realisation that our
subject of an ongoing legal fight.
The White House made the
decision public completing
a process that followed his
announcement last year that he
would reverse Obama’s plan to
allow transgender individuals to
serve openly.
In a memo to the President,
Defence Secretary Jim Mattis
attitude to the disposal of packaging
is a life-and-death challenge.
We have woken up to the
immense task of stemming the toxic
flood of plastics into our oceans.
Perhaps now we can see that our
cavalier approach to waste disposal
more generally is doing huge longterm damage to our environment.
Waste disposal has always been
understood by the Campaign to
Protect Rural England as a big
challenge: one of my predecessors,
the Duke of Norfolk, described it
as an aesthetic issue. “We want the
townsman to learn to love England
as he finds it, and not bespattered
with paper and bottles,” he said,
in 1946. But since that time, the
challenge of collecting and disposing
of litter effectively has not been met.
I live in Oxford and regularly
spend time in London and Stoke-onTrent, as well as travelling all over
the country. I hate to see plastic
bottles clogging canals or the
footpaths in a town as much as I feel
pointed to “substantial risks” with
allowing military personnel who
seek to undertake a treatment
to change their gender or who
question their gender identity.
Mr Mattis also said exempting
those in the military from “wellestablished mental health,
physical health and sex-based
standards” applying to all
unhappy at the sight of plastic bags
caught up in hedges and trees, or
drink cans on the beach.
Rural England has provided
a rich and continuous source of
inspiration to artists throughout
our history. We all draw on the
restorative qualities of our lovely
landscapes, wild and domestic, for
refreshment; and access to unspoilt
countryside is our birthright, to be
fiercely protected.
As a potter in Staffordshire,
I often think about the county’s
greatest son, the first Josiah
Wedgwood, whose Frog dinner
service was created in the 1770s
for Catherine the Great. This
enormous suite of cream-coloured
earthenware was lovingly handpainted with vignettes and vistas
of the English countryside and it
caused an international sensation.
I, too, draw on the natural world
for design inspiration, and I depend
on regular airing in the country to
offset life’s stresses. Whether in the
service members could hurt
“military effectiveness and
lethality”. But the policy includes
narrow exemptions.
The Pentagon has not
released data on the number of
transgender people serving, but
a study previously estimated
between 1,320 and 6,630, out of 1.3
million active-duty troops. AP
By Ryan J Foley
IN AUSTIN
The suspected Austin, Texas,
bomber called himself a “psychopath” in a recorded confession and
said he felt no remorse for planting five explosive devices earlier
this month, killing two people and
injuring four more, US congressman Michael McCaul said.
Investigators are looking into
what motivated 23-year-old Mark
Anthony Conditt, but the recording on his mobile phone shows
he was a “sick individual”, Mr
McCaul said.
“He did refer to himself as a
psychopath. He did not show any
remorse, in fact questioning himself for why he didn’t feel any remorse.” Conditt made no mention
of a racial motivation, but investigators are still looking into that
as a possibility, Mr McCaul said.
The first three victims were from
racial minority groups.
Mr McCaul spoke at a news
conference where he thanked law
enforcement officials for bringing
the three-week campaign to an
end. He called the investigation,
which included more than 800 officers, a textbook example of how
local, state and federal agencies
should work together.
The police say Conditt planted
bombs in different parts of Austin,
killing two people and severely
wounding four others, before killing himself last week.
He began by placing packages
on doorsteps, killing 39-year-old
Anthony Stephan House and
17-year-old Draylen Mason.
He then rigged an explosive to a
tripwire along a path, injuring two
young men, and sent two bombs
via FedEx, one of which injured a
worker near San Antonio. AP
The challenge of
collecting and
disposing of litter
has not been met
We need a system that collects and
recycles all drinks containers
of Cornwall, these beautiful
landscapes need protecting.
It is time for the Government to
create a more robust attitude to
waste disposal – most significantly
introducing a comprehensive
deposit-return system.
As Environment Secretary
Michael Gove sifts through the
evidence for recycling, I urge him
to make a gutsy decision. This is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
change the game and legislate for
the system we so urgently need –
one which collects and recycles all
drinks containers, be they plastic,
glass or aluminium.
We need to do all we can to
preserve our natural habitats. Mr
Gove has the opportunity to change
England’s environmental footprint
forever. Let’s hope he makes the
right decision. THE INDEPENDENT
Emma Bridgewater is president
of the Campaign to Protect Rural
England, a pottery designer and a
businesswoman
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BELARUS
AFGHANISTAN
Russia denies
supplying arms
to Taliban forces
By James Mackenzie
IN KABUL
Russia has rejected comments
by Nato’s top commander in
Afghanistan that it has been
supporting and even supplying
weapons to the Taliban, in a
clash of words that underlines
Postcard
From...
Paris
In garish make-up and
dangerously high heels, a black
male dancer’s outstretched
arms aggressively slice the air
in time to the Paris nightclub
music until suddenly, he drops
“dead” on the floor.
Vogue, the 1980s dance
movement Madonna
popularised in her hit 1990
song of the same name,
is experiencing a revival
in France. For many who
feel alienated by tensions
arising from divisive anti-gay
marriage protests and the antiimmigration National Front,
it’s a statement of defiance.
Many gay black and Arab
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu praised the US govern­
ment for passing a law that suspends
some financial aid to the families of
Palestinians killed or jailed in fighting
with Israel.
The Taylor Force Act, named after
an American killed in Israel by a
Palestinian in 2016, was folded into a
$1.3trn (£92bn) spending bill signed
by President Donald Trump.
Mr Netanyahu called the law a
“powerful signal by the US that
changes the rules”, by cutting
“hundreds of millions of dollars for
the Palestinian Authority that they
invest in encouraging terrorism”. AP
growing tension over Moscow’s
involvement in the conflict.
In an interview with the
BBC, General John Nicholson
said Russia had been acting
to undermine US efforts in
Afghanistan despite shared
interests in fighting terrorism
and narcotics, with indications
that Moscow was providing
financial support and even arms
to the group.
“We’ve had weapons brought
to this headquarters and given to
us by Afghan leaders [who] said,
this was given by the Russians to
the Taliban,” he said. REUTERS
youths – especially those
from the city’s religious,
conservative and less affluent
suburbs – see vogue dance
events as safe places in
which their racial and sexual
identities can be expressed
without fear of reprisals.
France is now the world’s
biggest voguing hub after
New York. Talented young
dancers and drag queens face
off in competitions, showing off
moves inspired by the poses of
fashion models in the pages of
Vogue magazine.
“Not many people realise,
but voguing – it’s political,”
said dancer Marion Tiger
Melody. “When they were
lining the streets in France
with angry anti-gay marriage
signs, the others were
expressing themselves with
dance on the vogue runway.” AP
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Buses evacuate 900 from
besieged Eastern Ghouta
IN BEIRUT
ISRAEL
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SYRIA
By Philip Issa
Scores arrested at US suspends aid
opposition march to Palestinians
Around 70 people have
been arrested in Minsk, as
supporters of the country’s
repressed opposition tried to
hold a march.
Yesterday’s action in the
capital was to commemorate
Belarus’s 1918 proclamation of
independence from Russia. The
Belarusian People’s Republic
lasted until 1919.
The anniversary is
traditionally a day when
opponents of President
Alexander Lukashenko try to
rally. Journalists said at least
70 people were detained. AP
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Hundreds of Syrian rebels and
civilians were bussed out of a second
pocket of the besieged Eastern
Ghouta suburbs of Damascus
yesterday after the rebels agreed
to leave several towns and villages
following years of siege and weeks of
heavy bombardment.
Close to 900 people were displaced
from the southernmost of three
Eastern Ghouta pockets yesterday,
according to the state­affiliated
al­Ikhbariya TV, following 1,000
fighters, their families and other
civilians who departed late on
Rebels and their families prepare to
leave Arbin in Eastern Ghouta AFP
Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights reported.
They left in a fleet of buses,
including the lime­green municipal
buses that have come to symbolise
defeat for the Syrian opposition and
the steady shift of Syria’s population
as the Assad regime takes back
control of cities around the country.
Fighters hid their faces from the
news cameras as children peered
from the windows.
The evacuation is modelled
on others in which rebels
have surrendered swathes of
territory after years of siege and
bombardment at the hands of
President Bashar al­Assad’s forces.
They have been helpless against the
regime’s overwhelming artillery and
air power, boosted by support from
Iran and Russia. AP
Holy
week
begins
Pakistani Christians
hold palm leafs to
mark Palm Sunday
at the St Anthony’s
Catholic church in
Lahore yesterday.
Lahore, Pakistan’s
second largest city
after Karachi, is capital
of the Punjab region,
which has the country’s
largest concentration
of Christians, at 10 per
cent. AFP/GETTY
UNITED STATES
Operator knew waterslide was ‘a deadly weapon’
A Kansas waterslide was a “deadly
weapon” that had already injured
more than a dozen people before a
10­year­old boy was decapitated on
it in 2016, according to charges of
involuntary manslaughter against
the operator and an executive.
Operators of the slide at the
Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas
City also knew that the raft Caleb
Schwab and two women used during
the deadly accident was prone to
become airborne, the indictment
said. It was allegedly removed
twice in 2016 but quickly put back
into circulation
“The ride was never properly or
fully designed to prevent rafts from
going airborne,” the indictment said.
The waterpark and Tyler Austin
Miles, 29, a former operations
director at the park, were charged
on Friday. AP
SOUTH KOREA
ITALY
RUSSIA
All 163 rescued
after ferry crash
Five Star and
League link up
Shopping mall fire
leaves five dead
South Korea’s coastguard said it
rescued all 163 people from a ferry
that hit a large rock in waters off
the country’s south-west coast
yesterday. At least six people
sustained minor injuries.
An official said the passengers
and crew were taken ashore on
four coastguard vessels and some
civilian fishing boats.
The ferry was not flooded and
did not lose its balance despite the
crash, he added. AP
The head of Italy’s anti­establishment
Five Star Movement has praised the
leader of the anti­migrant League
after the two parties found common
ground at the weekend.
Matteo Salvini, the League leader,
“has proved he keeps his word”,
Five Star’s Luigi Di Maio said in an
interview with daily Corriere della
Sera yesterday. Asked whether his
movement could side with the League
to form a government, Mr Di Maio
did not rule anything out. REUTERS
At least five people were killed
and 32 injured yesterday when
fire tore through a shopping mall
in the Siberian city of Kemerovo,
the Russian state Investigative
Committee said.
Seventeen people were reported
missing following the incident in a
coal-producing region some 2,240
miles east of Moscow.
Three women, one child and one
man died in the fire and 30 were
reported to be in hospital. REUTERS
By Margaret Stafford and
John Hanna
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Picture framer gets
his Warhol moment
After 30 years caring for Tate Liverpool’s art, Ken
Simons has a show of his own. By Fran Yeoman
M
ost curators like
to think that their
fingerprints are
on exhibitions
they design. In the
case of Ken Simons it is literally
true. Except that Simons is not a
curator. He is a 66-year-old former
steel worker from Scunthorpe.
For almost three decades as art
handling manager of Tate Liverpool,
he cared for every painting, sketch
and sculpture that came through
the doors. Now, to mark the gallery’s
30th anniversary, Simons has been
given his own exhibition – a first for
a non-curator in the history of Tate.
Ken’s Show opens at the end of
this month. It will feature 30 pieces
by the artists whose work Simons
has most enjoyed installing over the
past 30 years. The roll call includes
Rothko, Hepworth, Mondrian
and Moore, right back to a Bruce
McLean photographic series that
featured in the gallery’s very first
exhibition. For Simons the show is
the final chapter of a Merseyside
career that began in 1988 when he
became one of a handful of staff
from the Tate in London to make the
move to Liverpool.
The city had been chosen, in the
wake of the 1981 Toxteth riots , to
become the home of the second Tate
gallery. It was to become a central
feature of Liverpool’s redeveloped
Albert Dock and a pioneering
example of efforts to drive
regeneration through culture and
of a major arts centre being located
outside London. It is easy for those
who see Tate Liverpool as a token
offering to forget that at its inception
it was the UK’s only major modern
art museum outside London.
“I wanted to come back north,”
Simons remembers. “I thought it
was an exciting concept, starting a
gallery from scratch.” He confesses
to being a “bit unsure” about
moving to Liverpool, which had “a
reputation at the time for crime
and violence”.
When the Tate first opened,
Merseyside Maritime Museum was
already established but most of the
surrounding dockland was, Simons
recalls, “deserted” and cut off.
Nevertheless, he remembers people
being “really interested in what we
were doing”. Today, Tate Liverpool
is the UK’s most visited modern
art gallery outside London, with 18
million visitors each year. Head to
the docks around it, and you’ll see
privately run exhibitions devoted
to The Beatles, and big projects
such as the Museum of Liverpool
and the new Riba North national
architecture centre, which opened
last summer.
The city’s mayor, Joe Anderson,
is in no doubt about the role that
the Tate has played: “In many ways
the arrival of Tate Liverpool was
a major turning point for the city,”
he says. “It catapulted the Albert
Dock into the nation’s cultural
consciousness, turning it into
an international attraction, and
vividly demonstrated the impact of
culture’s role in regeneration.”
And yet a short walk away from
these undoubted success stories,
TECHNOLOGY
Wake up and smell the
(already brewing) coffee
– smart homes are here
Sci-fi-style living is closer than you
think, writes Rhiannon Williams
I
magine waking up in the
morning and your home
automatically knowing to open
the blinds, switch the kettle on
and turn on the radio. What
until recently would have been a
sci-fi flight of fancy is a reality thanks
to the rise of smart accessories and
the “internet of things”, and housing
developers are now looking to sell
flats and houses fully equipped with
everything you need for a smart life.
The Swedish building firm
Trivselhus is in the process of
building 56 eco-friendly smart
homes in Milton Keynes, which
the company claim is the UK’s first
smart housing development. The
two-bedroom apartments and three/
four-bedroom homes in Sommar
Place are on schedule to be fully
finished by September, and start at
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Ken Simons (left)
worked as art handler
at the museum from
its inception TATE
LIVERPOOL/ ROGER SINEK
it is quickly evident that there is
much work still to be done. And not
everyone is as convinced about the
power of culture-led regeneration to
drive wider change.
Liverpool was never really
lacking in culture. Far from arriving
in an artistic desert, the Tate in
1988 needed “to do something to
compliment not to compete” with
existing institutions such as the
city’s Walker gallery and Bluecoat
centre, says Andrea Nixon, Tate
Liverpool’s executive director. “The
Walker is one of the pre-eminent
collections of European masters and
has a very strong British collection,”
she says. “You don’t need to bring
Pre-Raphaelite art to Liverpool.”
That helped to shape the new
Tate’s focus on international modern
and contemporary art which in turn
allowed the gallery to carve out a
£250,000 for the two-beds, rising to
£450,000 for a four-bed.
Selling fully decked out houses
makes sense. The smart home
market is worth an estimated $6bn,
with revenues expected to triple by
2021, according to Futuresource
Consulting. Thankfully, any visions
of the smart home of the future
as cold, clinic white cubes are
dispelled once you set foot inside
the development. The three-storey
town houses are exactly what
you’d expect from a Scandinavian
housemaker: stylish wooden floors
and tasteful minimalist decorations.
What makes them different from
the vast majority of Swedish homes
dedicated to the teachings of lagom
(translating roughly as “just right”)
is that all of them come decked out
with a plethora of smart devices
before you’ve even moved in.
The houses come with security
cameras, smart door locks, switches
and sockets and self-regulating
thermostatic radiator valves as
clear role for itself. The Liverpool
Biennial was established in 1998,
a decade after Tate opened, and
in 2008, Liverpool was European
Capital of Culture. As a precursor
to that, the Turner Prize left
London for the first time and came
to Tate Liverpool in 2007, setting
a precedent for the current model
of a different regional host every
two years. This summer, events in
Liverpool will commemorate the
10th anniversary of the Capital of
Culture year, a period which for
Nixon “helped crystallise a sense of
Liverpool getting its mojo back”.
She is not naive about the
challenges that Merseyside still
faces. “We can’t ignore the fact that
the climate is harder,” she says. “The
city council have been really brave
in how they have continued to fund
culture in a way that many other
Eco-friendly smart homes are being
built in Milton Keynes TRIVSELHUS
standard, explains Paul Armstrong,
technical director at Trivselhus
UK. High-speed broadband is also
available straight off the bat.
“All those products, with the
exception of the camera, work in
a non-smart way, so they can all
be operated manually right at the
beginning without needing to be set
up on the very first day you move in
– that’s important to us,” he says.
local authorities have not but they
are under the cosh now.”
Sally Tallant, director of the
Liverpool Biennial, echoes Nixon’s
belief that the region’s cultural
landscape has developed immensely
in the past 30 years and is thriving.
“Liverpool is a really important
centre for the production and
presentation of arts and culture,
and without Tate it might not have
had all the opportunities it has had,”
she says.
“It is free, it is ours. Anyone can
go. I grew up in Leeds – not in a
family where we had books and went
to galleries, and I wasn’t very good
at school – and I found refuge in
Leeds Art Gallery.”
‘Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen’
opens at Tate Liverpool on Friday and
runs until 17 June
Given the home’s reliance on the
internet, surely it all falls apart once
the broadband goes down? The
pre-installed devices are capable
of working without an active
connection, provided the local Wi-Fi
network is still running, though
voice commands still need the
internet to work, he insists.
In the next two to three years
1,000 smart homes will be built
across the country, adds Ken
Forster, the managing director.
“We’re in a really lucky situation,
in as much as that the houses are
beautiful anyway, even before you
factor in their smartness.”
Future generations may never
know the pains of having to submit
an electricity reading if smart
homes become commonplace.
“In the beginning, it was almost a
case of ‘Can this house run?’” Mr
Armstrong says. “In the future, why
shouldn’t it be standard to have
every switch in the house a smart
switch? It should be the norm.”
hen the producers
of Hospital were
thinking of when
to film their third
series there was
only one time they wanted: winter.
After filming the first two series
of the acclaimed documentary at
Imperial College Healthcare NHS
Trust in London, the new six-part
series, which begins tonight, moves
to Nottingham. The series will
go behind the scenes at Queen’s
Medical Centre and Nottingham
City Hospital to show how staff
coped with what many in the
NHS have called its worst ever
winter crisis.
Ricardo Pollack, Hospital
executive producer, told i the
team wanted to capture “a
moment in time in the NHS” as it
tries to withstand extraordinary
challenges. They did not have
long to wait to capture their first
jaw-dropping moment.
On 2 January, at the end of their
first day of filming, the call came
through that Health Secretary
Jeremy Hunt had announced that
all non-urgent elective surgery
would be cancelled across England:
around 55,000 operations in total.
“It was a dramatic first 48
hours,” says Pollack. “We knew it
would be busy and we wanted to
see how a large trust copes in the
heart of winter, but nobody was
expecting all elective operations
to be cancelled. You can see it on
the film on the faces of those staff
making the phone calls to patients,
apologising and cancelling their
operation. It really isn’t what they
want to be doing.”
In the episode, Mike Grevitt,
consultant spinal surgeon, appears
nonplussed when asked how it feels
to cancel patients.
“After many years, it’s familiar
territory,” he says. “But each
occasion doesn’t feel any less
uncomfortable. We came into
medicine to serve patients and
we share their disappointment
when we’re unable to meet their
expectations.”
Surgeons in their scrubs are
told their operations have been
postponed and they are not needed.
“Patients have already waited
a considerable amount of time
for operations to relieve them
of significant pain,” says Peter
James, a consultant orthopaedic
surgeon. “Sometimes, I think
patients requiring hip and knee
replacements are forgotten in the
Ten to 15 years ago staff
were waiting for patients.
Now we are logjammed…
The system’s broken
Surgeon Peter James arrives one
morning only to be sent home after
all elective surgery is cancelled
greater scheme of things in the
NHS and they’re pushed to the
bottom of the queue, because it’s
not considered life-saving. It’s not
cancer, it’s not heart disease, but
we forget just how much these
patients struggle.”
His working day was done
by 8.47am after arriving on a
Thursday to an empty theatre. “It’s
just a frustrating time for staff,
patients, everyone.”
Corridors quickly filled up with
patients stuck on trolleys for hours
waiting for a bed as capacity at
the City Hospital hits 100 per cent.
A black alert is triggered – which
occurs anytime when A&E is full
and there are more than 20 people
waiting to be admitted.
“It’s not very dignified, waiting
on a trolley for hours next to a load
of strangers waiting for care,” one
relative says.
Pollack says: “What makes
Hospital unique is that we film over
a short, intense period of time and
then the programme airs a few
weeks later. People watch it and the
events have only just happened, so
it has that sense of immediacy.”
Ruaridh Thow, an advanced
clinical practitioner, has been
working at Nottingham University
Hospitals trust since 2005, so is
best placed to assess what is going
wrong. “Ten to 15 years ago staff
were waiting for patients. Now we
are logjammed – literally,” he says.
“The system’s broken, but it’s
not A&E that can fix it. The real
question is discharge. The problem
that we’ve got here is that we have
a dam further downstream and, as
a result, we are filling up.”
‘Hospital’ returns tonight on BBC2
at 9pm, and thereafter is on
Tuesdays at 9pm
Television Monday 26 March
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
9pm, BBC2
The deservedly award-winning
documentary series returns in a
new setting, Nottingham University
Hospitals, but with an ongoing and
seemingly intractable old problem: a
shortage of beds in A&E caused by a
blockage at the other end; little of the
necessary aftercare support in the
community is available meaning
perfectly well patients can’t be
discharged. Filmed during the worst
winter for the NHS on record, the
focus is on 86-year-old Mavis,
whose dementia means that only
certain nursing homes can look after
her, and 12-year-old Keilan, whose
severe curvature of the spine
worsens with each passing month
he has to await corrective surgery.
8.30pm, Channel 4
Katie Piper and Amar Latif, a travel
industry insider, co-present this new
series of money-saving tips, starting
with holidays. The idea is that they
both compete to beat the average
spend on their particular holidays.
Piper’s (not particularly low) bar is
set at £3,600 for a week in Tenerife
for a family of four, while Latif must
spend less than £400 on his
weekend city break in Bath. Tips
range from the obvious (don’t buy
foreign currency at airports) to the
more intriguing (buy tickets for
airport lounges instead of splurging
at the shops and restaurants), while
you may need to keep a pen and
paper handy to note down websites.
Hospital
Thrifty Ways To
– Summer Holiday
===
The Queen: Her
Commonwealth Story
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder (S).
3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal
(R) (S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.00 Countdown (R)
(S). 6.45 3rd Rock From
The Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd
Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.30
Frasier (R) (S). 10.05
Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
11.00 Undercover Boss
USA (R) (S). 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary (S).
12.05 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away (R) (S). 4.00 A New
Life In The Sun (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S).
5.30 Star Boot Sale (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away: Buried Alive (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S).
2.15 NCIS: Catching
A Serial Killer (R) (S).
3.15 FILM: Kidnapped:
Desperate Hours (Eric
Bross 2011) Drama,
starring Teri Polo (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 (S).
6.30 The Repair Shop
Jay Blades and
the team tackle
an antique
child’s rocking
chair (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Marge starts
chatting to
another man
over the
internet (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (S).
6.00 Home And
Away: Buried
Alive The
school is rocked
by a massive
explosion (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
7.00 Top Gear Matt
LeBlanc test
drives the
Ferrari 812
Superfast (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Graham
approaches
Debbie with an
offer (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 MasterChef The
remaining eight
contestants
create their
dishes (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders The
Slaters realise
Mo has been up
to no good (S).
8.30 Classic Mary
Berry (S).
8.00 Only Connect
(S).
8.30 University
Challenge
The quarterfinal matches
continue (S).
8.00 The Kyle Files
(S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
9.00 The Queen: Her
Commonwealth
Story Elizabeth
II’s relationship
with the
Commonwealth
(S).
9.00 Hospital New
series. Daily
life at the
Nottingham
University
Hospitals trust
(S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Imagine – Ingrid
Bergman In Her
Own Words (S).
Daytime
6.00 The Repair Shop (R)
(S). 6.30 Holding Back
The Years (R) (S). 7.15 The
Sheriffs Are Coming (R)
(S). 8.00 Sign Zone: Hugh’s
Wild West (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom
Live (S). 11.30 The Week
In Parliament (S). 12.00
Daily Politics (S). 1.00
Coast (R) (S). 1.10 FILM:
Mr Blandings Builds His
Dream House (HC Potter
1948) Comedy, starring
Cary Grant (S). 2.40 Monty
Halls’ Great Irish Escape
(R) (S). 3.40 Blitz Cities (R)
(S). 4.10 Britain’s Ultimate
Pilots: Inside The RAF (R)
(S). 5.15 Put Your Money
Where Your Mouth Is
(R) (S).
9pm
10pm
11pm
12.25 Live At The Apollo (R)
(S). 1.20 BBC News (S).
Late
24 Hours In Police Custody
9pm, BBC1
George Alagiah presents this look
back at the Queen’s stewardship of
the Commonwealth, with saturated
colour footage from the 1950s and
1960s recording the monarch’s
progress across the former empire,
from her 1953 trip to Tonga and
onwards to Australia, Ghana, India
and South Africa. There’s no
interview with HM herself, but
Princess Anne provides insights into
her mother’s role as a woman in a
male-dominated world, while there’s
a fascinating revelation about the
Queen applying “deft and behind the
scenes” pressure on Margaret
Thatcher to impose sanctions on
apartheid South Africa.
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Holding Back The Years
(R) (S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
The Sheriffs Are Coming
(R) (S). 11.45 Claimed And
Shamed (S). 12.15 Bargain
Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC News
At One; Weather (S). 1.30
BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 A Place To Call
Home (S). 3.05 Escape To
The Country (R) (S). 3.45
Money For Nothing (S).
4.30 Flog It! (R) (S). 5.15
Pointless (R) (S).
6pm
===
9pm, Channel 4
The closely observed Luton coppers
investigate an alleged case of
stalking, a woman accusing a friend
of developing an unhealthy
obsession with her. The accused
denies the allegation, and the case
turns into a classic he said/she said
quandary which the ever-patient
PCs must attempt to untangle.
===
Russian Spy Assassins:
The Salisbury Attack
10pm, Channel 4
Matt Frei tries to get to the bottom
of exactly who did what following
the poisoning of former Russian
double-agent Sergei Skripal and his
daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
Tripping: ‘Thrifty Ways
To – Summer Holiday’
8.30pm, Channel 4
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (R) (S). 6.20
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 6.45
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 7.10
Who’s Doing The Dishes?
(R) (S). 7.55 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 8.25 Totally You’ve
Been Framed! Gold (R) (S).
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (R) (S). 10.20 The
Bachelor USA (R) (S). 12.15
Emmerdale (R) (S). 12.45
You’ve Been Framed!
Gold (R) (S). 1.15 You’ve
Been Framed! Gold (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 Judge Rinder (R) (S).
5.50 Take Me Out (R) (S).
George Alagiah is on
hand to present
‘The Queen: Her
Commonwealth Story’
9pm, BBC1
Debbie in ‘24 Hours
In Police Custody’
9pm, Channel 4
7.00 Aviva
Premiership
Rugby
Highlights
Highlights from
the 18th round
of matches (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days; Weather
(S).
7.30 Danny Baker
Rocks The
Seventies (A
Bit) (R) (S).
6.30 FILM: Beautiful
Creatures
(Richard
LaGravenese
2013) Fantasy,
starring Alden
Ehrenreich (S).
8.00 Who Speaks
For British
Muslims? (S).
8.30 Thrifty Ways
To – Summer
Holiday (S).
8.00 Paralysed:
Britain’s Worst
Winter Last in
the series (S).
8.00 Treasures
Of The Indus
Sona Datta
explores the
development of
Hinduism. Last
in the series (R).
9.00 Marcella Vince
tells Marcella
that his wife has
been sleeping
with DCI
Williamson (S).
9.00 24 Hours
In Police
Custody Police
investigate a
woman’s claim
that a man is
stalking her (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7
Behind the
scenes at
the London
transport hub
(S).
9.00 The Art Of
Spain Northern
Spain’s 20thcentury artists.
Last in the
series (R) (S).
10.00QI With Bill
Bailey, Jan
Ravens and
Grayson Perry
(R) (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.35 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.50 100 Years
Younger In 21
Days (R) (S).
10.00Russian Spy
Assassins:
The Salisbury
Attack Matt
Frei explores
the poisoning of
Sergei Skripal.
10.00Police UK:
Armed And
Deadly Officers
recall the
longest siege in
British police
history.
10.00The Lost Genius
Of British Art:
William Dobson
(R) (S).
11.15 Pilgrimage:
The Road To
Santiago (R) (S).
11.50 100 Year Old
Driving School
A 100-year-old
Army veteran
takes his first
driving test (R)
(S).
11.05 How To Get A
Council House
Cameras follow
immigrants
seeking homes
in the UK (R) (S).
11.05 The X-Files
Mulder
and Scully
investigate
human organ
theft (S).
11.00 Elegance And
Decadence:
The Age Of The
Regency (R) (S).
11.25 FILM: Man
On A Ledge
(Asger Leth
2012) Thriller,
starring Sam
Worthington (S).
11.05 Family Guy
Peter injures
his hand in
a fireworks
accident (R) (S).
11.30 American Dad!
(R) (S).
12.15 Sign Zone:
Countryfile (R) (S). 1.10
FILM: Sign Zone: Being
Blacker (Molly Dineen
2018) Documentary about
a Brixton reggae producer
(S). 2.40 This Is BBC Two
(S).
12.15 Martin Luther King
By Trevor McDonald (R)
(S). 1.05 The Kyle Files (R)
(S). 1.30 Jackpot247 3.00
The Jeremy Kyle Show (R)
(S). 3.55 ITV Nightscreen
5.05 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (R) (S).
12.05 The Job Interview
(R) (S). 1.00 The Supervet
(R) (S). 1.55 My Baby’s Life:
Who Decides? (R) (S). 2.50
The Question Jury (R)
(S). 3.45 George Clarke’s
Amazing Spaces (R) (S).
4.40 Coast Vs Country
12.05 The X-Files (S). 12.55
SuperCasino (S). 4.00
Britain’s Greatest Bridges
(S). 4.45 House Doctor (R)
(S). 5.10 Great Artists (R)
(S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
12.00 How To Be A
Surrealist With Philippa
Perry (R) (S). 1.00 Top Of
The Pops: 1982 (R) (S). 2.00
The Art Of Spain (R) (S).
3.00 And Then There Were
None (R) (S). 4.00 Close
1.30 FILM: Macbeth (Justin
Kurzel 2015) Shakespeare’s
tragedy, starring Michael
Fassbender (S). 3.50 Close
12.00 The Cleveland Show
(R) (S). 12.30 The Cleveland
Show (R) (S). 12.55 Plebs
(R) (S). 1.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S). 1.55 Two And
A Half Men (R) (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: The
Second Best
Exotic Marigold
Hotel (John
Madden 2015)
Comedy, with
Dev Patel (S).
9.00 Family Guy (S).
9.30 American Dad!
Roger breaks his
ankle (S).
10.00Action Team
Vlad threatens
the world with
his Super Mega
Robot (S).
10.35 Family Guy (R)
(S).
NEWS
2-27
===
Imagine – Ingrid Bergman
In Her Own Words
10.45pm, BBC1
Postponed from a fortnight ago, this
documentary about Hollywood
legend Ingrid Bergman makes good
use of a wealth of home-movie
footage, along with diaries and
letters (read by Swedish actress
Alicia Vikander) to provide a rich
sense of Bergman’s life away from
the movies – the marriages, the
affairs, her children (Pia Lindstrom
and Isabella Rossellini contribute)
and her thoughts from childhood in
Sweden to Hollywood and beyond.
The lack of insight into her work as
an actress won’t please cineastes but
otherwise this is a captivating
portrait of an independent woman
determined to live life on her terms.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
10pm, ITV4
(Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Spielberg’s third feature spawned
the phenomenon of the summer
blockbuster and changed Hollywood
for good. Partly in the way event
movies would be marketed, but also
in the way they are made. The scene
of the second shark attack on Amity
beach, with the famous reverse
tracking shot of police chief Brody
(Roy Scheider), is one of the finest bits
of visual storytelling in all of action
cinema, and film-makers have been
copying it ever since. More than that,
though, Jaws is a strong character
piece, solidly built on the relationship
between cop Brody, marine biologist
Richard Dreyfuss (left with Scheider)
and grizzled fisherman Robert Shaw.
11am, Horror Channel
(Roger Corman, 1964)
The penultimate entry in
Corman’s cycle of Edgar Allen Poe
adaptations stars Vincent Price as a
philosophising prince who terrorises
a medieval Italian village.
Jaws
The Masque Of The Red Death
Mr Blandings Builds
His Dream House
1.10pm, BBC2
(HC Potter, 1948)
The urbanite’s desire to sell up and
move to a fixer-upper in the country
is at least as old as this pointed 1948
comedy of frustration, in which
Madison Avenue adman Cary Grant
buys a Connecticut property needing
rather more work than anticipated.
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (R) (S). 7.00
Rules Of Engagement (R)
(S). 8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 9.00 New
Girl (R) (S). 9.30 New Girl
(R) (S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(R) (S). 11.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 11.30
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R)
(S). 12.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S). 1.30 The Big
Bang Theory (R) (S). 2.00
How I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 2.30 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.00 New
Girl (R) (S). 3.30 New Girl
(R) (S). 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine (R) (S). 4.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30 The
Goldbergs (R) (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away (R)
(S). 10.30 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away (R)
(S). 11.35 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). 1.40 Four In A Bed (R)
(S). 2.10 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 2.40 Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 3.15 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 3.45
Come Dine With Me (R) (S).
4.20 Come Dine With Me
(R) (S). 4.50 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away (R) (S).
5.55 Kirstie And Phil’s Love
It Or List It (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
receives acting
lessons (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
Chester Zoo’s
team tries
to combat a
mysterious
illness (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama The
friends uncover
a secret about
Leonardo da
Vinci (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House The
medics treat
a patient who
vocalises his
innermost
thoughts (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote A
ventriloquist
is accused of
murder (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks
Shane and
Simone have a
heart to heart
(S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A 16th-century
farmhouse is
modernised (R)
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer
discovers the
power of prayer
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
The team
investigates a
drug addict’s
death (R) (S).
8.00 Lewis A college
quiz weekend
leads to murder.
Alan Davies
guest stars (R)
(S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 Young Sheldon
The brainbox
finds a way
of helping the
football team (R).
8.00 Supergirl
Mon-El hopes
Brainiac-5 can
snap Kara out of
her coma.
8.00 Blue Bloods
An officer is
suspected of a
shooting at a
diner (R) (S).
9.00 Agnelli A
compelling
portrait of the
Italian cultural
icon, Gianni
Agnelli.
6.00 The Dog Whisperer
(R). 7.00 RSPCA Animal
Rescue (R) (S). 7.30 RSPCA
Animal Rescue (R) (S). 8.00
Motorway Patrol (R) (S).
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Soothe operator:
psychotherapist
Jean Knights now
and (below) in her
younger days
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B
y the time Jean Knights
was in her thirties, she had
lived in 18 different countries. The one constant
in her life, other than her
husband Colin, was psoriasis. Jean,
now 67, recalls the first memory of
the condition that would be part of
her life for six decades. “I recently
reread letters that I sent home from
boarding school and I wrote about
having an itchy scalp and having to
go to the doctor,” she tells me. “I have
had it ever since in varying forms.”
Psoriasis is a skin condition that
causes red, flaky, crusty patches
of skin covered with silvery scales.
These patches normally appear on
the elbows, knees, scalp and lower
back, but can appear anywhere on
the body. The patches can be itchy
or sore, and it’s more than skin deep,
too – it is also a chronic autoimmune
condition. Almost two million people
in the UK suffer from psoriasis.
Treatments vary – and having
been based in so many different
places around the world, Jean has
tried more that most sufferers. “I’ve
been on all sorts of different gunges
and potions, unguents, vitamin A
analogues, vitamin D analogues. I’ve
done juicing, I’ve been on different
diets, I’ve had allergy testing. It’s like
a full-time job.”
Dr Anjali Mahto, a consultant
dermatologist and a spokeswoman
for the British Skin Foundation, explains that while there are a number
of ways to treat the condition – “depending on the extent and severity, psoriasis can be managed with
topical creams and ointments, light
therapy with UVA or UVB, systemic
Psoriasis was
my teacher
The skin condition caused Jean Knights to feel
isolated yet it also channelled her into her career
as a psychotherapist, she tells RebeccaArmstrong
medicines and injections known as
biologics which modulate the immune system” – but that there’s no
one gold standard for treating it.
Instead, “treatment choices are
based on the individual and how they
respond to treatment taking into account the rest of their medical history. A dermatologist on the General
Medical Council specialist register
will be able to guide you on the best
treatments for your skin.”
Unsurprisingly, Jean has seen
her fair share of experts over the
years. “When I lived in Singapore
I had a dermatologist who gave me
injections directly into my scalp. He
created this concoction with a multitude of ingredients that was yellow
and smelly, but it actually worked to
move the psoriasis off my scalp, and
also off my elbows and knees. I used
it for quite a long time, but then it
stopped working.”
And as well as the physical effects
of the condition, Jean struggled
with how it made her feel “psychologically, emotionally, biologically,
stressfully… it all has an effect”, she
explains. “One of the greatest effects for me was that it has a sense
of otherness, of alienation, especially
as a young person. People thought it
was contagious. The fact that it’s an
autoimmune illness is not something
that people really take into account.”
Jean, who now lives in Guildford,
was hospitalised as a teenager because of the severity of her psoriasis.
“I had plaque psoriasis on my arms,
torso, legs and scalp. They wrapped
me, mummified me, in bandages, and
applied coal-tar solution. It smelt terrible. Then my boyfriend came to visit
me – and I sent him away. The nurses
were horrified – ‘Oh! He won’t mind!’
they all said, but for an 18-year-old to
be seen in that state was something
that I didn’t want to happen.”
It’s little wonder that sufferers are
constantly on the lookout for new
ways to soothe their skin. Last week,
a Facebook post written by a woman
who claimed her psoriasis had been
“cured” 24 hours after using a baby
moisturiser – Child’s Farm – costing
£3.99 went viral, garnering 40,000
shares and 12,000 reactions on the
social network.
“Needed to share this with you all,”
Laura Gray wrote. “I suffer from psoriasis, have done for years, I get it all
up my arms, neck and chest and up
i MONDAY
26 MARCH 2018
You learn to cover
up, there’s a lot of
shame that you have
to work through
until yesterday only hydrocortisone
cream would get rid of it, but it’s really harsh and only pharmacists can
give you it. Yesterday my Mam told
me try this baby moisturiser, I’m not
joking 24 hours later my psoriasis is
gone! Anyone suffering with psoriasis or eczema you need to try this!”
However, Dr Mahto recommends
always seeking help from a dermatologist, as well as being cautious
about new treatments.
“‘Alternative’ or ‘natural’ therapies should be treated with caution
in the management of inflammatory skin disease. It is best to stick
to tried, tested and validated treatments rooted in medical science.”
For Jean, a product suggested by
her sister has had a positive impact
on her psoriasis. “My older sister is
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always on the lookout for anything
about psoriasis and she sent me an
article about Soratinex last year. I
am so cynical, I think that most of the
things I’ve tried over the years have
been snake oil. But I said to myself,
‘Jean, don’t be so sceptical, give this
one a go’.”
A three-step process that consist
of a gel to removes dry flakes, which
contains salicylic acid, a cream to
soothe inflammation and a body oil
to form a protective layer, Soratinex
is applied for eight weeks, twice a
day and is steroid-free. “It’s expensive,” says Jean, “so it would be wonderful for people to able to access
this through the National Health
Service.” A small pack costs £68.59,
which should last about a month, and
a large one at £121.05 that should last
about two months.
“My legs were 97 per cent clear of
plaques after five weeks. My arms
95 per cent clear – there’s just a tiny
little bit on my right elbow. I had
psoriasis on my face in the past five
years, which was very distressing,
but that’s going. My scalp is clear
completely. All in all, I am thrilled. It
moves me to tears,” she says.
“The few friends I’ve shown
who’ve known me for a long time and
who have seen my legs in the past
have said they’ve never seen them
look like this. And I have nice legs! I’d
like to get them out more. With psoriasis, you learn to cover up, there’s
a lot of shame that you have to work
through. I love clothes, they’re something that I really enjoy, but all of my
clothes are there to disguise.”
Jean has also learnt to manage her
psoriasis in other ways. “If I feel really really sad, my skin can become
more inflamed, so I use exercise, I
use walking, I use nature as a way
of alleviating all of that which really works for me. Mindfulness and
meditating also work for me.” Dr
Mahto concurs. “Stress can also anecdotally trigger psoriasis for many
sufferers and finding ways to manage this such as yoga, meditation and
mindfulness can help.”
And despite having battled
with it for so long, Jean credits her
skin with inspiring her career as a
psychotherapist. “I feel blessed by
the fact that my psoriasis steered me
into my profession, and has actually
kept me searching and researching.
I wouldn’t have this profession to the
extent that I have it if it wasn’t for
my psoriasis.” Indeed, she sees it as
“a tutor, as a teacher”.
While Jean doesn’t discuss her
experiences of psoriasis with her
clients, she often uses it when working with other therapists. “I bring it
up when, for example, we’re working with the topic of shame. Because
my experience of psoriasis is one in
which shame can flourish.
“I wasn’t sure about talking about
my psoriasis, because it’s a private
thing, but my daughter said to me,
‘Mum, if I had a teenager who went
through what you went through, I
would do anything to get information
out there’.”
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Travel
Up, up
and away?
Long-term aerophobe Katie Grant joined
a planeful of kindred spirits on a course
that plans to overcome a fear of flying
I
nhaling deeply, I close my
eyes and grasp the hand of the
stranger beside me. It’s been
typical behaviour for me on
board a plane since I inexplicably developed a fear of flying about
a decade ago. While I can just about
get through a short-haul flight, making a huge ordeal of it in the process,
the thought of travelling to far-flung
destinations fills me with dread.
In addition to the knowledge that
I am confined, powerless and convinced I’m seconds away from death,
I’m fearful of the fear itself.
When I’m not desperately jabbing
the flight attendant call button, I’m
yanking down the window blind, digging my nails into the arm of whoever is unfortunate enough to be sitting
next to me and watching the cabin
crew like a hawk.
Today is different, though. I’ve
taken the plunge (though prayed that
the aircraft does the opposite), and
signed up for a British Airways Flying With Confidence course – one of
several of its kind offered by airlines.
More than 50,000 people have attended the day-long event over the
past 30 years and, according to BA,
the programme has a 98 per cent
success rate, which is measured by
the proportion of participants who
take a short flight at the end.
Along with about 70 others, I’ve
come to Manchester, where the
course is now back after a six-year
absence. BA also runs the programme at Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin, as well
as Johannesburg and Dubai.
Around 25 per cent of people have
at least some fear of flying, while
about one in 10 people have a phobia,
the course’s organisers say.
Flying with Confidence is designed
to eliminate fear with knowledge.
The day is split into three parts:
a morning session with two seasoned BA pilots, who offer detailed
information on the technical side of
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CALDER
aviation; an afternoon with a psychologist who guides us through the
psychological aspects of aerophobia
and how best to deal with anxiety
and panic; and a 45-minute flight on
a BA aircraft accompanied by the
pilots, psychologist and speciallytrained crew.
In what I hope turns out to be a
case of nominative determinism,
the course is led by Captain Steve
Allright, a BA pilot with 16,000 flying hours to his name. He is joined
by First Officer Jai Dillon, who is in
his twenties but has already notched
up over 4,000 hours. Together, Steve
and Jai offer an in-depth look at how
an aircraft functions, concentrating
on safety and turbulence.
“Being in an aeroplane is where
I feel safest,” Steve (inset) tells his
disbelieving audience, noting that
in 2016 more people died in the UK
as a result of attempting to remove
bread from a toaster using cutlery
than as a result of air crash fatalities
worldwide.
“Safe flying doesn’t
happen by chance,” he
explains, pointing to the
legislation that governs
commercial air travel. Aviation, Steve says, is “the most
regulated industry on the
planet”.
Every six months,
Steve and Jai are
required to return
to the simulator for
retraining, where
they are confronted with any
potential nightmare scenario
you could imagine. In fact, any
question thrown
at the pair is met
with the answer:
“We’ve trained
for it.”
The
pi-
lots go into impressive depth
explaining the science behind flaps, slats, lift and thrust,
all of which enable 400 tonnes of
metal, human beings and clanking
duty-free bottles to glide through
the air with ease, rather than hurtle
down like a grand piano.
A show of hands reveals turbulence to be a major concern for almost everybody. Another quick poll
shows that around half the room
believes they have experienced severe turbulence; yet neither Steve
nor Jai raises their hand. What feels
extreme to the most seasoned air
traveller almost certainly isn’t. “I’m
not asking you to like it but to understand and deal with it,” Steve says.
We are guided through the different causes of turbulence – storm
clouds, jet streams, strong surface
winds and man-made disruptions to
the airflow, such as large jets taking
off ahead of smaller aircraft – and are
introduced to the statement that will
become our mantra for the rest
of the day: “Turbulence is uncomfortable but it is not dangerous!” we shout together.
Over lunch, I listen as a professional woman in her thirties who used to fly frequently
for business but became
increasingly afraid
after becoming a
mother – to the point
of sending her will
to a friend before
a flight in case the
worst should happen – cut to the
chase with a medic
who hasn’t flown
in eight years but
is preparing to
move to North
America with his
wife.
“In terms of being
a doctor, where do
you get Valium?”
I need to make Q
changes to
a holiday
booked with
an online
travel agent
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(second left) with
First Officer Jai Dillon,
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I have booked the wrong dates
for a trip to Paris with my
partner, who has an important
meeting on the day of travel. The
online travel agent I used has
been most unhelpful and says the
Eurostar and hotel booking are
non-refundable, non-changeable,
non-everything in the world.
I’m wondering what I could do to
change the dates by two days and
to prevent trouble with my other
half? There must be something I
can do to get this changed?
Vahini N
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she inquires before names have even
been exchanged. I realise that while
I am certainly a nervous flyer, I am
by no means at the extreme end of
the spectrum. Deb is one of several
people I meet who hasn’t flown in
decades – 27 years, in her case.
Dr Simon Petrie, a clinical psychologist, leads the afternoon session. When it comes to aerophobia,
avoidance may seem like the obvious
answer, but it simply reinforces the
fear, he says. Likewise, a few stiff
drinks or a couple of strong sedatives only bring about temporary
Whatever your travel agent
says, Eurostar tickets are
changeable, if seats are available
on the trains you wish to switch
to (which they almost always are).
But it comes at a price. In standard
class, the fee is £30 per leg, per
person. You will also pay extra if
the prevailing fare on the trains
you want is higher than the level
that you paid. For example, if you
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m so tired of
being so afraid; there
are things I want to
do with my life
relief and can intensify aerophobia
in the long term.
Simon encourages us to face our
fear by riding the surges of anxiety
and, crucially, sticking with it, reminding ourselves that it will pass.
He shares mindfulness and breathing techniques to help.
“There’s risk of dying in being
alive,” he says. This really resonates
with me and, I discover, others.
Mel, who is in her fifties and
developed her fear about 10 years
ago, tells me: “I’m so tired of being so
afraid. We’re only here a short time
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Simon takes us through a relaxation exercise and then it’s time to
board the flight which will take off
and land at Manchester Airport. According to the information printed
on my ticket, I am travelling to “Fictitious Destination”. I can’t wait to
notify all my well-travelled friends.
Quite a few passengers are quietly crying before take off; usually
it’s only me but today we’re all in
the same boat – or aircraft – and it’s
touching to see how supportive and
caring all these strangers are being
to one another, holding hands, taking
each other through breathing exercises, offering kind words.
As the Embraer 190 shoots up
the runway I notice the man behind me is trembling and attempt
a kind of fist-bump gesture in solidarity. But instead of holding his
knuckles up to mine, he grabs on to
my hand and our palms remained
glued together as the jet ascends,
while Steve gives a commentary explaining every bing-bong, rattle, dip
and shake the plane makes.
After the “fasten seatbelt” sign
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chant together: “Turbulence is uncomfortable but it is not dangerous.”
Half a dozen of our fellow passengers
parrot the maxim back to us.
To my surprise, I don’t panic.
“Everything’s normal, everything’s fine,” Steve repeats on the
loudspeaker and I feel something
close to euphoria. This sensation
builds as we come in to land; the
group bursts into spontaneous applause and the aircraft fills with
cheering and laughter as passengers erupt into tears of joy. The man
whose hand I’ve been clutching –
he’s called Johnny and is 21, I learn
– is smiling widely. “I’m so proud of
everybody!” he exclaims.
A month after the course I still feel
a rush of positivity and excitement at
the memory. I’m certain I can manage a short-haul flight without pushing at the flight attendant call button
or pressing my face into the shoulder
of the person beside me.
The idea of a long-haul flight
still feels daunting but I am far more
confident that I could get through it
with minimal tears should I encounter any bumps along the way. After
all, turbulence may be uncomfortable but it is not dangerous.
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Stand mixers
Retro or futuristic, pound-wise or
pricey – we take a look at what’s in
n
the mix. By Kate Hilpern
{1} KITCHENAID ARTISAN
STAND MIXER 175
This retro-looking machine
is, in our opinion, the most
handsome on the market by
a long shot, and there’s no
shortage of striking colours
to choose from. It’s brilliant at
mixing, not missing a crumb,
and it excels at kneading and
whipping, too, tackling its
tasks quickly and quietly.
£549, lakeland.co.uk
{2} CUISINART PRECISION
STAND MIXER
This brand has been making
kitchen accessories for
more than 30 years, so we
were surprised to find this
is its first stand mixer. But,
boy, is it worth the wait.
Available in a smart black or
white, it has a whopping 12
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and kneads to perfection. It’s
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{3} KENWOOD KMIX
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We couldn’t fault the
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and it doesn’t make the
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other stand mixers do. The
six speed settings mean
you can slowly build up
speed to prevent sudden
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everything in the dishwasher
afterwards. .
£179, johnlewis.com
{4} BOSCH MUM9GX5S21
The minute you get this
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know you’ve got a keeper.
Performance-wise, it’s
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mix sticking to the side of
the bowl.
£699, amazon.co.uk
{5} MORPHY RICHARDS
400020
For under £100, it’s not half
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as it kneads beautifully. It
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£75.49, argos.co.uk
{6} RUSSELL HOBBS YOUR
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You’ll be hard pushed to
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£150, debenhams.com
{7} SWAN RETRO STAND
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Whipping is this machine’s
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noteworthy and although
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too, you might have to
scrape down the ingredients
from the side of the bowl
once in a while.
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One of the quietest entrylevel machines we tested,
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and performs exceptionally
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kneading.
£179, amazon.co.uk
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task, is simple to operate
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£599.99, lakeland.co.uk
{10} JUDGE STAND MIXER
There aren’t any bells and
whistles to shout about with
this one, but if you’re really
pinching the pennies, this
basic machine has five
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beaters and dough hooks.
Nothing happens in a hurry
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star as hisparents.
Damien Hirst has filled Houghton Hall with a rash of
new spot paintings and sculptures. It’s a spectacular
study of the art market in action, says Hettie Judah
S
pike Milligan had a theory
– tested by subsequent
generations of comedy
performers – that an
audience will laugh at
a ny t h i n g, n o m at t e r
how meaningless, if it is repeated
often enough.
I often think of Milligan’s
a d ab s u rd u m p r i n c i p l e
o f re p e t i t i o n wh e n I
encounter large series of
near-identical artworks
p ro d u ce d i n fac t o r yefficient batches by widely
collected contemporary artists.
Damien Hirst’s freshly revealed
body of work Colour Space
being a case in point.
“I think you get meaning
through repetition,” said Hirst
in a 2004 interview. As the
helicopter in which the artist landed
on the lawn at Houghton Hall last
Friday suggests, repetition can also
be rather profitable. Is there a sweet
spot, at which an artist produces
the optimal number of works in
a series to ensure demand is not
quite satisfied, leaving wannabe
collectors scrambling?
Houghton Hall is a splendid
Palladian house built for Sir
Robert Walpole in 1722. Its grounds
are home to grazing deer, a ha-ha
and a pleached lime walk. Currently
those grounds also house a series of
Hirst’s anatomical bronze sculptures
and the scaled-up polio collection
box figure Charity (2002-03).
The state rooms have been
rehung, the portraits of the
Walpole family and other
artworks replaced by 46 Colour
Space canvases (the series in total
extends to 261 paintings – more
than even this very stately home can
accommodate). There are smaller,
early sculptures installed in the state
rooms, too, but they fight vigorously
with their surroundings for attention.
You’d never believe you could miss a
skull blowing a ping-pong ball
in the air right in the middle
of a room until you overlook
it in a spectacular bedroom
dressed with hand-painted
Chinese wallpaper.
If you’re a big Hirst fan, the largescale sculptures in the gardens
will be worth the trip: in particular
the partially dissected figures of
Pegasus (Legend, 2011) and a unicorn
(Myth, 2010), standing “life-sized”
like equestrian monuments on
plinths at the top of the great lawn.
Hirst was apparently fascinated,
as a teen, by the anatomical models
used in biology classes. For all the
Ozymandian scale of the final works
The Virgin Mother (2005-06) and
Temple (2008), I can’t help but find
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The Norfolk
mansion built
for Sir Robert
Walpole in
1722 has had its
artworks replaced
by Damien
Hirst’s 2016
spot paintings
and smaller
sculptures,
while large-scale
sculptures are
shown in the
grounds
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The weekend’s
television
JEFF ROBSON
Harrowing reminder of
human stories behind
Grenfell statistics
» Reggie Yates: Searching for Grenfell’s Lost Lives BBC2, Sunday 9pm
» RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor BBC1, Sunday 8.30pm
T
Hirst gives
Houghton sex
appeal, and
Houghton gives
Hirst class
something sniggeringly adolescent
in the urge to cast a naked dissected
pregnant woman, or a well-built
man’s torso in bronze. (What could
be better? Gore AND genitalia.)
For Hirst himself, though, Colour
Space is the headline news here:
created in 2016, the series is a return
to the looser style of the first spot
paintings he created 30 years ago
when still a student at Goldsmiths
College. Splotchy was a style Hirst
swiftly abandoned in favour of the
now-familiar machinic precision
of his spot paintings, created
by t e a m s o f a s s i s t a n t s
according to a given formula
(the painted circles were
separated by spaces equal to
the diameter of the spots; no
one colour was repeated within a
single canvas). Hirst’s studios have
to date produced more than 1,400
spot paintings.
The Colour Space canvases
indeed look like the spot
paintings’ unkempt siblings.
The spots are irregular, if
approximately of the same size.
They dribble and overlap, and the
thickly applied paint wrinkles like
the shabbier portions of a front
door painted with slapdash
reluctance through the veil of a
throbbing hangover.
Hirst, weighed down with
bejewelled chains, stopped off
briefly to chat during the press
view. He recollected his surprise,
on visiting the artist Louise
Bourgeois’s apartment as a younger
man, at how shabby everything was.
The gathering years now suggested to
him that a yearning for imperfection
came, perhaps, with being older.
As the gorgeous opulence of
Houghton Hall’s interiors make
blisteringly clear, there’s some
gulf between the shabbiness
that comes from being old,
worn and magnificent, and
the shabbiness that comes from a
lack of care taken, whether that be
deliberate or otherwise. The Colour
Space paintings are very much in
the latter camp – they occupy a
similar screw-you, rich person’s
universe to Gucci pool slides.
Pa i n t e d o n b r i g h t w h i t e
backgrounds, they connect aptly
to their surroundings in terms of
scale but their colours relate only to
the prismatic sparkles of a crystal
chandelier and gaudier glazes on
the porcelain.
The Colour Space paintings are…
pleasant. They have jolly colours
and jazz up the joint in the way a
’shrooming 1960s aristocrat might
approve. Individually, they are banal
sheets of splotchy dots that impose
the suggestion of conceptual depth
through the weight of their perceived
monetary value. It is only in the sheer
production scale of the things that
Colour Space feels contemporary.
The gesture of replacing a housefull of historically significant works
with these dotty variations on a
theme is a performance, of sorts:
one could see it raising questions
about who decides what art you
see, and what hangs where. Is
Hirst raising questions about
taste, connoisseurship, and
the collecting urge, as he did
in Treasures from the Wreck of
the Unbelievable, this time last year
in Venice? As with Treasures… there
are more games being played here
than are apparent on the surface.
This exhibition was Hirst’s
initiative: he and curator Mario
Codognato were on the hunt for an
exhibition venue and got in touch
six months ago. The lead sponsor is
Dorotheum, a venerable auction
house based in Austria. I asked a
representative from Dorotheum
whether they were selling
the works – the coy response
was that the works weren’t
available, as such, but were
there interest, then yes, they
would handle the sale.
This time last year, similar
coyness surrounded Treasures…, at
least in public. In private, collectors
are reported to have been offered
the 189 works in that show at prices
ranging from $500,000 to $5m.
One might view this latest outing
in similar light, as a spectacular
act of salesmanship.
Much like Katharine Hepburn’s
line about Fred Astaire and Ginger
Rogers, Hirst gives Houghton sex
appeal, and Houghton gives Hirst
class: the Hall gets a boost in
visitor figures and the artist,
an exceptional venue at which
to host his moneyed fans. A
win-win for Houghton and
Hirst, perhaps, but I’m not so
sure about the punters.
‘Colour Space Paintings and
Outdoor Sculptures’, Houghton
Hall, Norfolk, to 15 July
(01485 528569)
he images of the Grenfell
Tower ablaze last June
are unforgettable. Just as
harrowing and moving
were the pictures of the victims as
they were identified.
Family snapshots of the men,
women and children who died
that night were a reminder that
people who die in a disaster aren’t
just statistics – and Reggie Yates’s
documentary was a moving
examination of some of the life
stories so brutally cut short.
The former children’s television
presenter and DJ is establishing
a reputation as a perceptive
and empathetic documentary
maker and this was no exception.
Questions of the safety standards
at the block and the treatment
of survivors afterwards
were acknowledged but not
foregrounded. The focus instead
was firmly on the circumstances of
the individuals.
Without ever becoming a polemic,
the programme quietly highlighted
the diversity of the tower’s
residents and how remarkable their
“ordinary” lives were. At a time
when it can seem easy to stereotype
and demonise certain sections of the
population, it was a reminder that
they were as much a part of British
society, and contributed as much to
it, as any of us.
Yasin, a young Muslim who spent
his spare time coaching the local
youth football team, is thought to
have died when he ran back into
the block to try to save his family.
A family encouraged to come from
Morocco to live and work here in
the Seventies. As had Ligaya,
from the Philippines, who
became a nanny. May, her
niece, showed black-andwhite photos of a beautiful
“fashionista” whose dream
had been to be a Londoner
(“She used to say, ‘I’m
in Notting Hill, like
the movie’.”)
Tony, a boxing
coach, was London
born and bred
and left behind a
close-knit family.
As with the other
relatives, the
raw hurt of loss
was soothed
Reggie Yates
is establishing
a reputation
as a perceptive
documentary
maker
by memories of a life well-lived.
And the determination of his son
Charlie, recently released from
jail, to honour his dad’s memory by
getting his life back on the rails was
a poignant symbol of how hope can
be found even in tragedy.
Such moments were outweighed
by stories such as that of Omar,
who had fled Syria with his brother
Mohammad, only to lose him in
those few terrible, chaotic minutes.
And May’s whispered comments
as she saw the tower – “London is
First World; how could so many
die?” – spoke as eloquently as any
investigative programme of how
badly we neglect people at the
heart of our society.
RAF at 100 was an interesting
fly-past of the service’s history as
it celebrates its centenary, given a
bit of star power by the presence
of Ewan McGregor and a lot of
first-person vérité by the presence
of his brother Colin, a former
fighter pilot.
The duo talked to the men and
women who had contributed so
The focus was
firmly on the
circumstances of
the individuals
much to winning Britain’s wars and
keeping her safe, and took a spin in
everything from First World War
crates to the supersonic Typhoon
fighter.
Occasionally it got a bit “boys’
toys”. But, like Reggie Yates,
they knew when to let the
interviewees take centre stage,
recalling extraordinary feats
of bravery and resilience.
It was chilling when a
Vulcan nuclear bomber pilot
said “we knew if we
dropped it there’d
be nothing left
when we came
home”.
And it was
deeply moving
when the
veteran of
a Falklands
dogfight spoke
of how his
“hatred” of
the Argentine
pilot he had
shot down
was “totally
flipped” when he
saw a fellow flier
parachuting to
the ground.
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Arts
Declan Bennett
as Valentin and
Samuel Barnett
as Molina
NOBBY CLARK
Arts
reviews
THEATRE
Kiss of the Spider Woman
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY, LONDON
HHHHH
Manuel Puig’s love story began
life as a novel in 1976. It has been
turned into a play, the hit 1985
film and a Tony-award-winning
musical by Kander and Ebb. Now it
returns to the stage in this version
by José Rivera and Allan Baker.
CLASSICAL
Sensitively directed by
Laurie Sansom and irradiated
by two piercing performances
from Samuel Barnett and
Declan Bennett, this adaptation
eschews the stylistic variety of
the book in favour of a moving
concentration on the essence of
Lily Allen
HHHHH
HHHHH
Most Cambridge colleges have
their own choir, but Jesus boasts
two: the Chapel Choir, dating from
the 15th century, and the College
Choir, formed when female
undergraduates were admitted
in 1982. This was a performance
by both choirs plus guest soloists.
Directed by Richard Pinel, this
combination of youthful talent
and mature professionalism made
a heady blend.
We had the luck to get Rogers
Covey-Crump as the Evangelist.
His bright timbre and German
diction framed the story in all its
pathos and yearning, and also in
its stomach-turning brutality.
Bass-baritone Michael
Mofidian’s Jesus had thunderous
clarity. Counter-tenor Tim
Travers-Brown delivered his arias
with clarion force, and Philippa
Hyde dealt gracefully with the
soprano ones; tenor Guy Cutting’s
interventions were so dramatic
they lifted things on to a higher
plane. If the period-instrument
Corelli Orchestra sounded underrehearsed, no praise could be too
high for the choristers.
MICHAEL CHURCH
THE INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT
TWO TEMPLE PLACE, LONDON WC2
The impact that jazz has had on
Britain since it first arrived in
1918, highlighting how the new
sounds in post-war nightclubs
and dancehalls provided exciting
and dynamic material for British
artists. The show brings together
paintings, prints, cartoons,
textiles, ceramics, moving
film, instruments and sound.
(twotempleplace.org) to 22 Apr
When We Were Young
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT
GALLERY, EDINBURGH
This display documenting the
experience and representation of
childhood uses photographs from
the gallery’s collection to explore
how the portrayal of children has
shifted over the past 170 years,
featuring daguerreotypes from
the 1840s to digital prints from
2017. (0131 624 6200) to 13 May
Drawn in Colour:
Degas from the Burrell
NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON WC2
Edgar Degas was set apart from
his Impressionist colleagues by
both his distaste for painting
outdoors and his late-career
preference for pastel over oil.
Examples of his pastels, plus the
occasional oil, make up the bulk
of this show. Initially the galleries
seem gloomy because of the low
light needed to protect these
fragile pictures, but slowly Degas’
riot of colour sings from the walls.
(020 7747 2885) to 7 May
FILM
A Fantastic Woman
The transgender heroine of this
rousing Chilean melodrama fully
lives up to the film’s title. Marina
(Daniela Vega) is a wonderfully
complex and passionate character
who, over a few tempestuous
days, experiences joy and sudden
bereavement – and then fights
with admirable tenacity to be
allowed to grieve properly for her
loved one. Limited release
THE DOME, LONDON
It would be easy to think that Lily
Allen’s job is fighting trolls on
Twitter but she’s actually a singersongwriter, preparing to release
her fourth album in June.
She returned to a small stage
last night after a spell in which
she has mostly been in the news
for the demise of her marriage,
speaking out about the Grenfell
Tower fire and Calais refugees
and a seven-year ordeal at the
hands of a stalker. Unsurprisingly,
she confessed to nerves.
She walked on already singing
“Higher”, a pretty ballad about
an argument in a relationship,
while a relaxed guitar line kept
the feel light. She has always
had a talent for saying shocking
things sweetly with that high,
cooing voice. This time around,
rather than expressing distaste
for erectile dysfunction or the
US President, her issues seemed
more personal. “Lost My Mind”
was self-explanatory. “Come On
Then”, despite its combative title,
sounded embattled. “I feel like
I’m under attack all the time,” she
sang. Again, the music stayed
stark and melodic.
Allen has been working with
VISUAL ARTS
Rhythm & Reaction: the Age
of Jazz in Britain
15, SEBASTIÁN LELIO, 104 MINS
POP
St John Passion
JESUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
the relationship between the two
men at the story’s centre. Set in
the hellhole of an Argentine prison
cell, this production brings out the
emotional delicacy of what the pair
discover about themselves as they
endure the humiliations thrown at
them by repressive authority.
Pushing beyond stereotype, the
show establishes that both these
mismatched men find solace in
their dreams. Barnett’s brittle,
wounded, playful Molina – the
window dresser jailed for being
gay – escapes by recounting
the plots of his favourite
films (Panther Woman, a Nazi
propaganda movie et al) which
appear here in crackly, silhouetted
projections on the walls. Valentin
derides his cellmate for being an
incurable, apolitical romantic
but Bennett’s performance
beautifully shows the painful
honesty with which this testy
communist guerilla admits to
some of the willed delusions
and skewed relationships that
underlie his social idealism.
The characters’ effort to
understand each other is
communicated with a growing
and plausible tenderness. Bennett
makes you feel the vulnerability
behind Valentin’s political
slogans, Barnett the excruciation
of Molina’s compromised position
as the informer who is trying to
the string the authorities along.
The realisation that in the
microcosm of the prison cell
they are paradoxically free to
express themselves as they wish
results in a love that does not
fool itself that it can transcend
physicality even as it goes beyond
it. The production registers
the expansiveness of this
understanding and the sadness of
the circumstances with admirable
tact. It segues with just the right
droll knowingness into that mix
of camp parody and haunted
sense of human loss with which
the proceedings end. A focused,
bitter-sweet adaptation that can
be fervently recommended.
To 5 May (020 7378 1713)
PAUL TAYLOR
I, Tonya
15, CRAIG GILLESPIE, 119 MINS
Lily Allen offered
quality songs and
a subtle delivery
BELLA HOWARD
producers such as Mark Ronson
and Fryars, and arrived at a sound
that touches on the Afrobeats
style of the moment but remains
uniquely hers. She hasn’t lost
her knack for a witty couplet.
On “Trigger Bang”, detailing a
wayward childhood, she sang: “I
was attracted to danger/I never
got home for Neighbours.” Rapper
Giggs joined her for a verse.
Nor has Allen stopped being
uncomfortably honest in her
self-examination. On “Apple”, the
mother-of-two suggested: “I’m
just like my mummy and daddy/I
guess the apple doesn’t fall far
from the tree.” Her parents, actor
Keith Allen and producer Alison
Owen, separated when she and her
brother Alfie were very young.
This could have been reality
television in music form, but
the quality of the songs, and the
subtlety of their delivery, elevated
the tone hugely. It’s still worth
listening to Allen in the way that
she should be heard.
DAVID SMYTH
EVENING STANDARD
Margot Robbie stars in this
comedy-drama purporting to
tell the story of figure skater
Tonya Harding and of her role in
the hammer attack on her main
rival, Nancy Kerrigan, in the run
up to the 1994 Winter Olympics.
At times, the film comes close to
caricaturing Harding, but Robbie
has such passion and drive that
she transcends the film’s more
garishly cartoonish elements.
Nationwide release
The Square
15, RUBEN ÖSTLUND, 151 MINS
Ruben Östlund turns to the
contemporary art world in his
new Palme d’Or winner, in which
Claes Bang stars as a gallery
curator incapable of dealing with
real life. In spite of the darkness of
its themes, the film is frequently
very funny, but it is only partly
tongue-in-cheek, feeling as much
like an insider’s view as a lampoon.
Nationwide release
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
TALKS & POETRY
Laura Bates
WATERSTONES, PICCADILLY,
LONDON W1
The activist founder of the
Everyday Sexism Project is in
conversation with journalist
Hannah Beckerman about
her new book, Misogynation, a
collection of essays. (020 7851
2400) tonight 6.30pm
COMEDY
John Robins
VARIOUS VENUES
John Robins’ The Darkness of
Robins tells the tale of his break-up
from fellow comic Sara Pascoe –
and won him last year’s Edinburgh
Comedy Award. Derby Theatre
(01332 593939) tonight; Colchester
Arts Centre (01206 500900) Tue;
Cambridge Junction (01223 511511)
Wed; ARC, Stockton-on-Tees
(01642 525199) Thur; Gala Theatre,
Durham (03000 266600) Fri
Sara Schaefer
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
New York comic Sara Schaefer
knows a thing or two about the
fundamentalist surge in the US:
she was brought up as a Bible
camp-attending Christian – and
tales of her formative years, and
the current state of things across
the pond, fill Little White Box.
(020 7478 0100) to Sat
Country Mile
STAR OF KINGS, LONDON N1
This night in support of the
nursing charity the RCN
Foundation has smart, topical
Pierre Novellie, antsy Adam Hess,
brilliantly frank, forthright Felicity
Ward, sketch duo Lazy Susan and
more. (starofkings.co.uk) tonight
DANCE
Sutra
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Sculptor Antony Gormley, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
and 19 monks from the Shaolin
Temple in China created this hit
production. Moving among 21
wooden boxes, the monks transform them from a fortress to an
opening flower, with moves that
draw on kung fu. (020 7863 8000)
to Wed
POP
Sunflower Bean
VARIOUS VENUES
As all three members hit the giddy
age of 22, Brooklyn’s Sunflower
Bean mature nicely on their
second album. TwentyTwo in Blue
is a full-blossom beauty, its retro
touchstones (dream-pop, Fleetwood Mac-ish folk-rock, strutting glam-rock and more) kept
fresh and tight under singer Julia
Cumming’s lead. OPEN, Norwich
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
(ticketweb.co.uk) tonight; Hare &
Hounds, Birmingham (seetickets.
com) Tue; Riverside, Newcastle
(seetickets.com) Wed; Wardrobe,
Leeds (seetickets.com) Thur; Gorilla,
Manchester (ticketweb.co.uk) Fri
Jarvis Cocker
VARIOUS VENUES
With a wiggle of a finger and a
shake of a leg, he returns. After
the Pulp reunion, the Chilly
Gonzales team-up and the Scott
Walker tribute, Sheffield’s King
of corduroy and caustic insight
resumes activities with a new
band, featuring harpist Serafina
Steer and others. Patterns,
Brighton (seetickets.com) tonight;
Moth Club, London E9 (seetickets.
com) Tue; Ramsgate Music Hall
(ramsgatemusichall.com) Wed
CLASSICAL
St Matthew Passion
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON SE1
Tenor Mark Padmore sings the
Evangelist and also directs the
Orchestra & Choir of the Age
of Enlightenment in a periodinstrument performance of Bach’s
“great” Passion, with Roderick
Williams as Jesus. (020 3879 9555)
tonight 7pm
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album, Fenfo, which features guest
artists Sidiki Diabaté, Vincent
Ségal on cello and Matthieu
Chedid on organ and guitar.
(020 7485 6834) tonight
THEATRE
Of Mice and Men
ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE,
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Richard Keightley and Matthew
Wynn deliver a beautiful pair of
performances as migrant farm
workers on the road in California
during the Great Depression in
Guy Unsworth’s staging of John
Steinbeck’s 1937 novella and play.
(01892 530613) to Sat
The Grinning Man
TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, LONDON SW1
A musical adaptation of Victor
Hugo’s 1869 novel, L’Homme Qui
Rit, devised by Tom Morris, the
director of War Horse. Louis
Maskell stars as Grinpayne, who
had his face sadistically slashed
from ear to ear when he was a
small boy. Morris’s production
unfolds like a fevered, slightly
bonkers but luridly compelling
fairy story. (0844 871 7632) to 14 Apr
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First
Chance
Opening
this week
COMEDY
Bath Comedy Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
Jon Richardson kicks off Bath’s
bash on Tuesday with his typically
curmudgeonly Old Man. (bathcomedy.
com) opens Tue
DANCE
Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
An Easter weekend of dance, including
BalletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin. (020
7863 8000) opens Fri
THEATRE
This House
FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH
Masterful political comedy about
Harold Wilson’s mid-1970s Labour
government. (0131 529 6000) opens Tue
WORLD MUSIC
22 day
from on s
l
£4,399ppy
Debashish Bhattacharya
ST GEORGE’S, BRISTOL
Bhattacharya’s unique blend of
Indian ragas and Western styles,
played out on his Hindustani slide
guitar, has mesmerised audiences
for over four decades. Opening the
concert is Carnatic vocalist Durga
Ramakrishnan. (0845 40 24 001)
tonight
Fatoumata Diawara
JAZZ CAFÉ, LONDON NW1
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara
celebrates the launch of her new
If you only see
one thing today
FILM
Unsane
15, STEVEN SODERBERGH,
98 MINS
FINERPRINT RELEASING / BLEEKER S
IQ
30-39
Steven Soderbergh’s
chilling, darkly funny and
ingeniously scripted thriller
– shot on an iPhone 7 –
benefits from a wonderfully
fiery performance from
Claire Foy (left). She plays
Sawyer Valentini, a selfreliant businesswoman who
we slowly learn has been
a victim of stalking – and
who suddenly finds herself
committed to a nightmarish
asylum, institutionalising
“sane” people for profit.
Nationwide release
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SERVICES
More closures on the menu
in casual-dining sector
By Ben Woods
Britain’s casual-dining sector will
endure a wave of closures in the
coming months, with a quarter of
restaurant groups already suffering
severe financial stress.
The crisis ripping through the
sector will continue long into 2018,
according to KPMG, with company
voluntary arrangements (CVA)
proving a popular choice on the
restructuring menu. High street
chains Byron burger, Jamie’s Italian
and Prezzo have all embarked on
CVAs since the start of the year,
allowing them to close loss-making
stores and secure rent discounts.
Figures from KPMG found that 25
per cent of companies in the casualdining space had booked an operating
loss at least once over the past two
quarters, as margins are gobbled up
by rising business rates, the national
living wage, the apprenticeship levy
and persistently high inflation.
KPMG partner Will Wright said
cash-squeezed consumers are
overloaded with options of where to
eat and tend to choose “alternative
‘experiential’ dining experiences”
over “familiar fare”.
He said: “We anticipate this wave
of restructuring to continue over the
months ahead, as stakeholders take
measures to ‘right size’ their estates
to a more profitable core, with the
The spate of restructuring
within casual dining adds
to the dark clouds gathering
over the high street as retailers
including Carpetright and New
Look draw up rescue plans.
ultimate aim of safeguarding their
long-term futures.”
KPMG analysed 125 casual dining
companies with revenues of £15m
or more. It found that 78 per cent of
industry players had seen their net
debt swell over the past two quarters.
Of those that added to their debt pile,
a fifth saw a decrease in their cash
balance. Margins were also coming
under pressure, with 69 per cent
of firms working with operating
margins of under 5 per cent.
Mr Wright added: “With profit
margins being squeezed and debt
burdens increasing, and all economic
indicators pointing to signs that
things aren’t going to improve any
time soon, restaurant businesses are
looking for cost-cutting measures
through operational and financial
restructuring, including negotiations
with lessors and in some cases,
Prezzo is restructuring its business
as rates and inflation increase
considering the need for a CVA.”
Despite the bitter trading conditions,
Mr Wright was sanguine on the
outlook for casual eating-out because
it had become “so firmly entrenched
in our day-to-day lives”.
He added: “The long-term future
of casual dining remains bright,
particularly for those operators who
are able to stay relevant and who
place the customer experience at the
heart of their business.”
FINANCE
Optimism
flat despite
boost in
employment
By Alan Jones
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
A third of the
population love
us, a third are
ambivalent and
a third would
never come
to Iceland
Sir Malcolm Walker
Founder and executive
chairman of Iceland
SEASIDE
TOWNS
Coastal communities make up seven
out of 10 of the top hotspots for
personal insolvencies in the UK.
The Isle of White, Scarborough
(pictured), Whitby and Torbay were
areas among the top 10, according
to research from accountancy firm
Moore Stephens. The report covered
600 parliamentary constituencies.
How was this measured?
By the number of insolvencies per
10,000 population. Plymouth Moor
View fared worst with 47 per 10,000,
compared with a national average of
less than 20 per 10,000.
What is causing high levels of
personal debt in these towns?
The decline of traditional coastal
industries, such as shipbuilding
and fishing, was one reason given.
Another was the impact of cheap
flights and package holidays on the
all-important tourist trade.
Could things be turned around in the
near future?
The report does not paint a hopeful
picture. “Personal debt in many
British seaside towns shows no
sign of improving,” said Jeremy
Willmont, head of restructuring
and insolvency at Moore Stephens.
He added that as the economy
along Britain’s coast declined,
unemployment worsened, which
could lead to more highly educated
millennials moving to bigger cities.
What’s the picture like across the
rest of the country?
Personal insolvencies are
worsening across the UK, according
to Moore Stephens. The national
average rose to 19.9 in 2016, from
17.8 in 2015. Other areas listed in the
top 10 were Stoke-on-Trent (north,
south and central), Bootle and
Kingston upon Hull.
Optimism in the financial sector has
fallen for the fourth quarter in a row,
even though work and employment
has increased, a study shows.
Research by the CBI found that
confidence has surpassed the gloom
that hit the business during the financial crisis a decade ago.
A survey of 81 firms revealed
that sentiment in banking had
deteriorated, while the mood among
investment managers fell for the first
time in over a year.
Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI’s
chief economist, said: “Financial
services firms have performed well
over the last three months, with
business volumes and employment
on the up and beating expectations.
“But there is no escaping the
rather large elephant in the room.
Optimism has been flat or falling
for over two years now – that’s nine
quarters – something not seen since
the financial crisis.
“The Brexit transition that has
been agreed between the UK and the
EU will give financial services firms
more reason to pause contingency
plans, and to invest in the UK, but the
Government must push energetically
for the protection, maintenance and
development of our world-beating
financial services sector.”
Andrew Kail, head of financial
services at PwC, which helped with
the report, said: “We are seeing a
contradiction between a trend of
strong financial performance and
weak levels of confidence about the
future. The key question is, what
looms that is worrying companies?”
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
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TV
28-29
Media
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
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IAN BURRELL
Zuckerberg has made enemies across
the spectrum of news media
A
mid the most testing
episode in Facebook’s
short history, its
chief executive Mark
Zuckerberg has been
on a so-called “Apology Tour”
or the “Sorry, Not Sorry Tour”,
to use the social media argot for
fake contrition.
Rather than being genuinely
repentant over the disclosures
of Facebook’s relationship with
the data mining outfit Cambridge
Analytica, in which 50 million user
profiles were harvested without
consent and deployed in political
campaigning, Zuckerberg, – whose
personal worth is $70bn (£49bn)
– is positioning the Silicon Valley
firm (worth $475bn, even after a
$58bn fall in its value this week)
as a victim.
“I am really sorry that this
happened,” he told CNN. “We need
to make sure there aren’t any other
Cambridge Analyticas out there.”
His interview only occurred after
he disappeared so far from public
view that a #whereszuck hashtag
spread on Twitter. It also followed
a Facebook statement which said:
“The entire company is outraged we
were deceived.” What? Facebook
has known about this for years.
Facebook’s pain has been
journalism’s gain. The platform’s
failure in responsibility to its users,
and the consequent potential
damage to the democratic process,
created an opportunity for quality
journalism to demonstrate its
worth. The Cambridge Analytica
(CA) exposé resulted from a media
alliance that included Channel
4 News, The Guardian and The
Observer, and The New York Times.
For two years The Observer’s
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Facebook
clicks from
winner
to loser
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Carole Cadwalladr has reported
doggedly on the use of Facebook
data to influence voting in the
EU referendum and the US
presidential election. Facebook
resorted to lawyers and sought to
close down the story.
The affair became even more
vivid last week when an undercover
investigation by Channel 4 News
exposed CA’s boasts that it used
honeytraps and bribes to dig dirt
on politicians and spread online
“things that don’t necessarily
need to be true”. CA, which denies
wrongdoing, later suspended
its CEO Alexander Nix, who
told investigators that “our data
informed all the strategy” for
Trump’s campaign.
When Zuck surfaced for
“apology” interviews, he ignored
British outlets which brought the
matter to light.
This social media giant which
once promised to be a digital
saviour for publishers, only to
destroy their business model by
monopolising online advertising
and poisoning the information
stream by hosting fabricated
content, has made enemies
across news media. In an editorial
calling for Facebook to face a full
independent audit, The Economist
sneered that the platform’s
corporate culture “melds a ruthless
pursuit of profit with a Panglossian
and narcissistic belief in its own
virtue”. In The New European,
former tech executive Geoff Sutton
commented that, even after the
platform’s exploitation by spies,
politicians and criminals, “the
evangelical belief of the Facebook
zealots is unshakeable”.
Zuckerberg claimed he “serves”
Facebook’s users. He promises to
“fix” its problems internally. The
company’s noble mission statement
is to “give people the power to
The most interesting session at
the Cannes Lions festival last
June was a panel discussion
called “What Just Happened?”
– an analysis of Donald Trump’s
stunning 2016 election victory.
It featured Stanford
University’s Michal Kosinski, a
professor of psychology and data
science. He wowed the audience
of ad and media executives with
insight into how social media
personality profiling could
create winning campaigns.
His point was that when
consumers or voters are polled
they tend to lie.
The best predictors of their
behaviour – what they buy, who
they vote for – can be found in
past behaviour.
And these profiles are found in
the digital footprint that most of
us leave behind from our social
media activity.
A few weeks before Kosinski’s
speech, the British Labour Party
had pulled off an incredible
campaign coup, in the UK
general election. It reduced an
opinion poll deficit of 25 points
to deny the Conservatives an
overall majority.
Just before that shock result,
I pointed out in my i column the
campaigning advantage that
Labour held by enjoying 50 per
cent more Facebook followers
(at that time, 900,000) than
other parties.
In June, Facebook looked
as though it held the key to all
great modern campaigning
strategies. Today, things look
somewhat different.
Indeed, in the aftermath
of the Cambridge Analytica
revelations, any organisation
now planning a brand or political
campaign will be wondering
whether to use Facebook at all.
For the moment, this has become
a toxic communications medium.
The annual Edelman Trust
Barometer hinted at the
problem in January, when it
revealed a sharp decline in
trust of social media among key
audience groups.
Now even Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook’s co-founder, has been
forced to admit an escalating
crisis of trust.
build community and bring the
world closer together” – even as
the platform is being used to drive
people apart.
How many of us are prepared to
delete accounts we depend on for
contact with friends and family? I
know I won’t.
However, Brian Acton,
co-founder of WhatsApp, has
advised people “it’s time” to
“#deleteFacebook”, and tech
entrepreneur Elon Musk shut down
Facebook pages for Tesla driverless
cars and his rocket project, SpaceX.
Extrication is difficult. The
deletion process disconnects users
from apps they registered for using
Facebook IDs. With 2.2 billion
users, Facebook is so embedded in
our culture that organisations and
colleges often require employees
and students to have accounts for
internal communication. The scale
of Facebook is unprecedented.
But its growth in America has
stalled. Will Lewis, publisher of the
Wall Street Journal, claimed “the
tide is finally starting to turn”. In
a Cudlipp lecture last week, the
former BBC director of news James
Harding identified a “techlash”.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock
warned Facebook of a potential
£1.1bn fine under incoming laws if it
fails to protect data in future.
Zuckerberg is under pressure
to appear before British MPs and
US Congress to explain Facebook’s
relationship with CA. I expect more
crocodile tears if he does.
Zuck and his zealots claim to
have a mission to give “people the
power”. Even if we can’t bring
ourselves to leave Facebook, we can
use it less. Then it might genuinely
see the need to change.
The challenge will only be
exacerbated by the General Data
Protection Regulation, which
comes into force across the EU
in May.
This forbids marketing on the
basis of personal characteristics,
such as sexual orientation or
political beliefs.
Such details have been proved
to be the basis of Facebook’s
advertising offer.
From communication’s
holy grail to potential pariah
in the space of nine months…
Zuckerberg’s mantra of “move
fast, break things” is beginning
to look alarmingly prescient.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
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BANKING
‘Loss of power’ in
repaired VW cars
Co-op investors
‘in it for long-term’
More than one in 10 Volkswagen
customers whose cars were
fixed following the diesel
emissions scandal have since
lost power in the vehicles,
claims law firm Slater and
Gordon. Some motorists were
forced to swerve across traffic
when the incidents occurred,
said the firm, which represents
40,000 car owners seeking
compensation over the scandal.
The hedge funds that saved
The Co-operative Bank from
collapse last year are not
running for the exit, its chief
executive said. Liam Coleman
said there was a precedent
for Co-op Bank shareholders
to stay for the long-term and
some of its investors had been
involved since 2013. “They’re
supportive of what the bank is
trying to do,” he added
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OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
Klépierre boosts
takeover bid
Small firms hit out
at RVA over fees
French shopping centre giant
Klépierre has stepped up
attempts to derail a tie-up of
UK mall owners Hammerson
and Intu. It is understood
Klépierre has held talks with
Hammerson’s top shareholders,
urging them to force the firm to
consider its takeover proposal.
The Paris-based company
offered 615p a share, worth
£4.9bn. The Sunday Telegraph
A firm of surveyors has been
accused of mistreating small
companies by pressurising
them into signing up for relief
on their business rates – even
though they could obtain the
service for free. Manchesterbased RVA Surveyors, offers to
claw back overpaid rates and
signs up businesses to contracts
that guarantee it a cut of any
relief. The Sunday Times
UK car sales will be
‘worst in Europe’
Bramson’s stake
shakes up Barclays
Car sales in Britain are
predicted to be the worst in
Europe this year. The number
of new cars sold in the UK is
expected to drop by 5.5 per cent,
in sharp contrast with booming
sales in every other country in
Western Europe. The figures
are detailed in a report by
New York-based credit agency
Moody’s. The Mail on Sunday
Life may have just got more
exciting for those who run
Barclays – and not in a good
way. US-based investor Edward
Bramson has notched up a 5.2
per cent shareholding, making
him Barclays’ fourth-biggest
investor. He is one of many
aggressive activist investors in
UK companies with the aim of
shaking things up. The Observer
THE WEEK AHEAD
Pennon to deliver
trading update
AG Barr results
ahead of sugar tax
Water company Pennon Group
is due to deliver a trading
update today. Water regulator
Ofwat has been consulting
on price controls and will set
final limits in December 2019.
In its interim results, Pennon
said Ofwat’s review will be
challenging but that it is in a
good position to respond.
Drinks manufacturer AG Barr
will release its full-year results
tomorrow. The sugar tax comes
into force on 6 April and, with
this in mind, the company
recently changed its Irn-Bru
recipe. It doesn’t seem to have
dented recent numbers: AG
Barr reported a 7.5 per cent rise
in revenue earlier this year.
Plastics campaigns
could affect RPC
GDP expected to
show Q4 growth
RPC, which manufactures
plastic packaging, delivers its
pre-close trading statement
on Thursday. Campaigns
against plastic packaging will
not have helped the group.
With demand for plastic
packaging expected to fall,
RPC’s organic growth numbers
will be closely watched.
The Office for National
Statistics delivers its final
revision of fourth quarter GDP
on Thursday. It is expected
to confirm an annualised
growth of 1.4 per cent. Recent
revisions could see this adjusted
higher, which would support
suggestions for further interest
rate increases.
i MONDAY
26 MARCH 2018
43
BENEFITS
Committee dismisses
free childcare claims
By Ben Chapman
The Government should stop trying
to encourage parents back into work
instead of staying home to care for
their children, the Treasury
Select Committee has said.
In a highly critical
report, the influential
group chaired by the
Conservative MP Nicky
Morgan (inset) said it
had seen no evidence
that the Government’s
va r i o u s s c h e m e s fo r
f u n d i n g c h i l d c a re h ad
increased UK productivity, as
Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the
Treasury, has claimed.
The report dismissed both the
aims of current childcare policy and
the methods employed to deliver on
those aims. The Treasury had made
little effort to calculate the economic
impact of financial support for
childcare, the committee said.
Under the current policy, parents
receive up to 30 hours per week of
free childcare.
Ms Truss told the committee this
assistance increased employment
rates and economic activity, but the
report said there was little evidence
of any marked effect in these areas.
Until further analysis was
carried out, “it is impossible
to determine whether
the cost to the taxpayer
of childcare support
is outweighed by the
economic benefits”, the
committee said.
It said it had received
evidence highlighting
o t h e r, n o n -f i n a n c i a l ,
factors influencing parents’
decisions about returning
to work, such as poor part-time
opportunities, a lack of flexibility and
family-unfriendly workplace culture.
THE INDEPENDENT
To increase productivity,
the Government should
support parents of all ages
when they are training to
return to the workforce, the
committee recommended.
China
plies its
trade
Product Rating:
The annual China
Development Forum
gotunderwayinBeijing
onSaturday,withApple
chief executive Tim
Cook (right) co-chairing.
Looming over the
agenda was a potential
trade war between the
US and China. Chinese
Vice-Premier Han
Zheng told the forum
China needs to “open
even wider to the
outside world”. He said
Chinaisawareeconomic
globalisationis
“irreversible”. REUTERS
daily
money
Emma
Featherstone
Attempts by the Prudential
Regulation Authority to rein in the
buy-to-let market seem to have been
successful, according to Moneyfacts.
The National Landlord Association’s
latest survey found that 63 per cent of
landlords who are aware of regulatory
changes that came into force six
months and a year ago say it is now
harder to get a mortgage deal. Changes
have included more stringent stress
tests and stricter affordability tests
for portfolio landlords.
***
A quarter of people contacted by the
Department for Work and Pensions
about changes to their mortgage
support haven’t yet decided what they
will do about it. On 6 April, support
for mortgage interest (SMI) will cease
being a benefit and instead become
a loan. SMI contributes towards
interest payments on a claimant’s
mortgage, protecting people who
receive certain benefits from having
their home repossessed. Finance
experts have called for the change to
be delayed to give people more time
to make an informed decision.
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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
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has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
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Peel and grate the carrot. Wipe the
courgettes and grate. Peel and chop
the onion finely. Sauté the onion in the
olive oil in a large saucepan for a few
minutes until transparent and cooked
but not browned.
Add the chopped garlic and cook for
a further minute.Now add the grated
carrot and courgette and cook until
just softened. Put the drained chickpeas
into a food processor along with the
parsley, peanut butter, chopped bread
and paprika, then mix to a paste.
In a bowl, add the grated vegetables
and onions with the chickpea purée,
season with some salt and black pepper
and mix to combine.
Divide the mixture into 4 rounds, then
flatten to make 4 patties.Toast the burger
buns on the cut side. Sauté the burgers in
the sunflower oil in a saucepan for about
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6g fresh parsley, chopped
1tsp paprika
15ml olive oil
40ml sunflower oil
100g crunchy peanut butter
2 slices white bread, chopped into
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1 x 4 pack brioche buns
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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.
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Effervescence (4)
Country
bumpkins (5)
Sheath for a
sword (8)
Lacking feeling (4)
Toy weapon (10)
Educational
establishment (6)
Very small
(Informal) (6)
Food deprivation
(10)
Ten cent coin (4)
Means of name
change (4,4)
Permit (5)
In addition (4)
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Cosmetic
preparation (4,4)
Equine mammal (5)
Concealed (3)
Link together (7)
A few (4)
Unmarried man (8)
Grossly
offended (8)
Viral disease (8)
Pale brown
colour (7)
Urge (5)
Travel permit (4)
Drops of water (3)
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Victorious Diva
gives Lee
something to
smile about
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Kerry Lee’s fortunes took a turn
very much for the better at Ascot
yesterday when Happy Diva won the
Novices’ Chase.
The previous few days were pretty
rubbish for the Herefordshire trainer,
starting on Wednesday with a £3,000
fine for herself and a 40-day ban
for novice hurdler Kings Monarch
– deemed not to have tried hard
enough by the Chepstow stewards
– along with a 14-day ban for jockey
Jamie Moore, which rules him out of
Aintree’s Grand National meeting.
Then on Thursday her novice
chaser Tree Of Liberty also made
headlines for the wrong reasons
when beaten at 1-20 at
Ludlow, becoming the
joint shortest priced
loser in jumps racing history.
So it was with
great pleasure and
no little relief that
Lee (left) greeted
Happy Diva’s third
win of the season, although the game mare
needed to pull out all the stops to
keep favourite Adrien Du Pont at bay.
“We needed that!” said Lee. “She is
a fantastic filly and what a great ride
by Richard Patrick. He’s tremendous
value for his 5lb claim.”
Wonder-mare Winx gave the
Aussies something to shout about
over the weekend, her untarnished
reputation further enhanced as she
set a world record of 17 Group One
wins with a third successive victory in the George Ryder Stakes in
Sydney. It was also her 24th win in a
row.
So will she or won’t she come over
to Royal Ascot in June? We want her
here! Winx’s camp still aren’t saying
and the vibes are mixed, but a decision is apparently imminent.
top
tips
BEST BET
Bridge Of Cally
(2.50pm, Taunton)
Latest form has worked out
brilliantly and nicely treated on
handicap debut.
NEXT BEST
Sir Egbert
(3.55pm, Taunton)
Has been threatening to win a
race like this and stable couldn’t
be in better form.
ONE TO WATCH
Lancelot Du Luc didn’t get quite get
home in very testing conditions at
Doncaster, but isn’t finished yet.
HUNTINGDON
GOING:GOOD TO SOFT
CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 4)
£9,400 added 2m 4f
1
-P841B HEY BILL (D) G McPherson 8 11 8.......................... Kielan Woods
P-8342 BALLY GILBERT B Pauling 7 11 4.........................................D Jacob T
2
3
/1-165 ROYAL TARA Miss V Williams 9 11 4 .......................A P Cawley
4
-522P7 BAD BOY DU POULDU G L Moore 7 11 3 ....Joshua Moore B,T
5
-381U1 CLONDAW WESTIE (D) Mrs L Hill 7 10 13.....A Coleman C,T
6
P2-582 ROAD TO ROME O Sherwood 8 10 12................................. L Aspell
7
F-442F MINELLA FOR ME T R George 8 10 11................. A P Heskin T
8
U6-013 LEG LOCK LUKE (BF) C Tizzard 8 10 7............T J O’Brien B,T
9
892-51 KILINAKIN Miss Z Davison 8 10 3......................................T Whelan
BETTING: 7-2 Bally Gilbert, 4-1 Road To Rome, 5-1 Clondaw Westie, 13-2
Minella For Me, 8-1 Leg Lock Luke, Royal Tara, Hey Bill, 12-1 others.
DOWNLOAD THE APP AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE
(CLASS 3) £11,400 added 2m
1
F2-2P5 GIVEAWAY GLANCE (D) A King 5 11 12 ..........W Hutchinson
2
115819 STAR FOOT (CD) Miss J Davis 7 11 12...Miss Page Fuller (5) T
3
-23153 OTTER MOON (BF) T R George 6 11 11.......Mr N George (7)
4
3/6-88 MAQUISARD G L Moore 6 11 7..................................Joshua Moore
5
22-433 ESKENDASH (BF) Mrs P Sly 5 11 7....................... Kielan Woods
6
11348- ALCOCK AND BROWN (D) D Skelton 6 11 5 ..........D England
7
145 MASTER WORK P Hobbs 5 11 5.........................................T J O’Brien
8
1-342 ROYAL RUBY (D)(BF) N Henderson 6 11 2..N De Boinville H
9
540 LEAPAWAY P Hobbs 6 11 2.................................Sean Houlihan (5)
10 67-429 WIND PLACE AND SHO J Eustace 6 11 0....................J Quinlan
11 -74567 MILORD K Bailey 9 11 0 .....................................................M Hamill (5) C
12 33-45P VIVE LE ROI (D)(BF) A Carroll 7 10 13.........................L Edwards
13 2-5024 BLAZON (D) K Bailey 5 10 11............................................................. D Bass
BETTING: 5-2 Royal Ruby, 9-2 Eskendash, 6-1 Otter Moon, 10-1 Blazon,
12-1 Vive Le Roi, Giveaway Glance, Alcock And Brown, 16-1 others.
RUGBY UNION
3.05
Telusa Veainu
makes a break for
Leicester in their
home win over
Wasps GETTY
3.35
MARKET RASEN
4.20
GOING:GOOD TO SOFT
IN PLAY BETTING AT 188BET HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS
4) £11,400 added 2m 3f
1
2
3445P3 MATORICO Jonjo O’Neill 7 12 3.................................R McLernon T
687412 MUST HAVEA FLUTTER (CD) D Skelton 6 11 12
Bridget Andrews (3)
3
4145F1 CELTIC FLAMES Miss L Russell 8 11 10...............Derek Fox C
4 658P44 MAHLERDRAMATIC (C) B Ellison 8 10 5.........H Brooke C,T
5
-8P432 LAS TUNAS (BF) R M Smith 6 10 0...........................C Bewley (3)
6
67-P66 CHANCEOFA LIFETIME V Thompson 11 10 0T Dowson (3)
BETTING: 13-8 Must Havea Flutter, 5-2 Celtic Flames, 5-1 Matorico, 6-1
Las Tunas, 8-1 Mahlerdramatic, 25-1 Chanceofa Lifetime.
TAUNTON
3.25
GOING:SOFT-HEAVY IN PLACES
UK GUN REPAIRS NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS
4) £11,800 added 2m 2f
1
-6063U LILLINGTON C Tizzard 6 11 12.....................................H Cobden C,T
2 4U8634 NANSAROY E Williams 8 11 11...........................................A Wedge V
3 846402 CAVIAR D’ALLEN Christian Williams 6 11 11....D O’Regan T
4
4565-P BENI LIGHT T R George 7 11 11...................................James Best H
5
2-PF63 TIKKINTHEBOX J Scott 6 11 6........................................M Griffiths T
6
902431 ROYAL ACT (C) S-J Davies 6 10 9.................................R Johnson C
7 6-P50U COUDEFOUDRE Miss V Williams 6 10 1 ....Mr H Nugent (7)
8
8/P09- KAHDIAN Mrs H Rees 8 10 0 ............................................D G Noonan
BETTING: 7-2 Caviar D’Allen, 4-1 Nansaroy, 9-2 Royal Act, 5-1 Lillington,
6-1 Tikkinthebox, 8-1 Coudefoudre, Beni Light, 25-1 Kahdian.
4.30
FIREHOUSE SOMERSET HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3)
£15,800 added 3m 4f
1
P5-674 COURT FRONTIER Christian Williams 10 11 12...D O’Regan T
2
33F312 MUFFINS FOR TEA (C) C Tizzard 8 11 12 ..............H Cobden T
3
F33742 THEATRICAL STAR (C) C Tizzard 12 11 10............. R Johnson
4
-24422 CROWN HILL J Farrelly 8 11 7.................................................T Cannon
5
484473 IT’S OBVIOUS D Pipe 6 10 13.............................. T Scudamore B,T
6 P1P442 CAP HORNER J W Mullins 6 10 9.....................................J McGrath
7
34P343 JEPECK (D) Kayley Woollacott 9 10 8.......................James Best
8 453FU2 INVICTA LAKE Miss S Smith 11 10 8.......................M G Nolan C
BETTING: 11-4 Muffins For Tea, 4-1 Theatrical Star, 9-2 Crown Hill, 13-2
Court Frontier, 8-1 It’s Obvious, 10-1 Jepeck, Cap Horner, Invicta Lake.
RACING RESULTS
ASCOT Going: Soft
2.00 (2m3f58yds mdn hdle): COLONIAL DREAMS (N De Boinville 3-1) 1;
Storm Control (4-1) 2; Voie Dans Voie (9-2) 3. Sunset Showdown 7-4F. 7
ran. 2l, 6l. (N Henderson).
2.35 (1m7f152yds h’cap hdle): MALAYA (S Twiston-Davies 7-2) 1; Eragon
De Chanay (5-2F) 2; Comrade Conrad (16-1) 3. 9 ran. 33/4l, nk. (P Nicholls).
3.10 (2m5f8yds nov ch): HAPPY DIVA (R Patrick 7-4) 1; Adrien Du Pont
(4-5F) 2; Valhalla (6-1) 3. 3 ran. 1l, 13l. (Kerry Lee).
3.45 (2m167yds h’cap nov ch): ASHOKA (Bridget Andrews 9-1) 1; Beau Bay
(9-2) 2; Darebin (8-1) 3. Diego Du Charmil 5-4F. 6 ran. nk, 7l. (D Skelton). NR:
Free Stone Hill.
4.20 (2m7f180yds h’cap ch): RATHLIN ROSE (T Scudamore 7-2) 1; No Duffer
(20-1) 2; Houblon Des Obeaux (8-1) 3. Band Of Blood 3-1F. 8 ran. 21/4l, 31/4l.
(D Pipe). NR: Seeyouatmidnight.
4.55 (2m7f118yds h’cap hdle): SIR WILL (R Patrick 8-1) 1; Salmanazar (7-1) 2;
Ballyheigue Bay (10-1) 3. Samuel Jackson 3-1F. 9 ran. 41/2l, 3/4l. (Kerry Lee).
NRs: Kris Spin, Lithic.
5.30 (2m5f8yds ch): MARINERO (Mr D Maxwell 6-1) 1; Numbercruncher
(14-1) 2; Midnight Cowboy (9-4) 3. Monsieur Gibraltar 13-8F. 8 ran. 24l, 41/2l.
(D M Christie (IRE) ).
Placepot: £676.90. Quadpot: £106.30.
CARLISLE Going: Good to soft-good in places
2.15 (2m1f h’cap hdle): OUR LUCAS (B Hughes 11-4F) 1; Pc Dixon (9-2) 2;
Hartside (8-1) 3. 14 ran. 3l, 23/4l. (R M Smith).
2.50 (2m1f nov hdle): PEARL OF THE WEST (R Johnson 2-1) 1; Aye Right
(8-11F) 2; Contre Tous (9-2) 3. 10 ran. 41/2l, 7l. (J McConnell (IRE) ).
3.25 (2m3f61yds h’cap hdle): APACHE JACK (R Johnson 6-1) 1; Tonto’s Spirit
(11-4JF) 2; Pistol (12-1) 3. Slanelough 11-4JF. 9 ran. 17l, 41/2l. (S Crawford
(IRE) ).
4.00 (1m7f207yds h’cap ch): SUDSKI STAR (C Bewley 8-1) 1; Ifandbutwhynot
(9-1) 2; Pistol Park (7-2) 3. Derintoher Yank 2-1F. 6 ran. 6l, 2l. (Mrs H Graham).
NR: Grey Gold.
4.35 (2m1f h’cap hdle): DON BERSY (J M Davies 3-1F) 1; Viserion (4-1) 2;
Mirsaale (12-1) 3. 7 ran. nk, 11/4l. (T Symonds). NRs: Dark And Dangerous,
Reverant Cust.
5.10 (3m110yds h’cap nov ch): SHANROE STREET (Derek Fox 8-1) 1; Rainy
City (6-1) 2; Romulus Du Donjon (33-1) 3. Allmyown 5-4F. 7 ran. 2l, 6l. (Miss
L Russell).
5.45 (2m1f nh flat): DR SANDERSON (B Hughes 3-1) 1; Minella Mystics
(11-10F) 2; Big Bad Dream (14-1) 3. 11 ran. 1/2l, 2l. (S Crawford (IRE) ). NR:
Getaway Gerry.
Placepot: £322.40. Quadpot: £176.30.
DONCASTER
Going: Soft-heavy in places
2.25 (7f6yds h’cap): RIGHT ACTION (S De Sousa 8-1) 1; Roaring Forties (33-1)
2; Weld Al Emarat (8-1) 3; Right Touch (7-1JF) 4. Feathery 7-1JF. 17 ran. 3/4l,
11/2l, 1/2l. (R Fahey). NRs: Candelisa, Know Your Limit, Twin Appeal.
3.00 (7f6yds nov): FIRST CONTACT (W Buick 10-11F) 1; Robsdelight (66-1) 2;
Pacific Fleet (25-1) 3. 13 ran. 3l, nk. (C Appleby).
3.35 (6f2yds h’cap): NAADIRR (J P Spencer 11-1) 1; Shared Equity (9-1) 2;
Dark Defender (25-1) 3. Mobsta 5-2F. 14 ran. 3/4l, 1/2l. (K Ryan). NR: Doc
Sportello.
4.10 (1m3f197yds): SAIGON CITY (Daniel Tudhope 6-1) 1; Across The Stars
(2-1) 2; Royal Line (evs F) 3. 4 ran. 5l, 31/4l. (D Carroll). NR: Max Liebermann.
4.45 (1m2f43yds h’cap): ARCHIPPOS (P J McDonald 9-2F) 1; Stonific (18-1)
2; Zzoro (15-2) 3. 12 ran. 1l, 3l. (P Kirby). NRs: Save The Bees, Sean O’Casey,
Trading Punches, Tuff Rock.
5.20 (1m2f43yds h’cap): VENTURA DRAGON (Connor Murtagh 8-1) 1;
Rayna’s World (8-1) 2; Broderie (10-11F) 3. 6 ran. 1/2l, 1/2l. (R Fahey). NR:
Technological.
5.55 (1m3f197yds h’cap): CAPE HIDEAWAY (Miss E Todd 6-1) 1; Ted’s
Brother (25-1) 2; Spiritoftomintoul (7-2F) 3. 11 ran. nk, 13/4l. (M Walford).
NR: Rita’s Man.
6.30 (1m3f197yds h’cap): PRETTY JEWEL (Dr M Voikhansky 9-2CF) 1; Ingleby
Hollow (9-2CF) 2; Bohemian Rhapsody (16-1) 3. Marmion 9-2CF. 10 ran. 3/4l,
41/2l. (I Williams). NR: Sword of The Lord.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £24,296.78 carried over. Placepot: £2,334.30.
Quadpot: £520.20.
Wings injured as Wasps
suffer a sting in the tail
LEICESTER
Try: Kalamafoni; conversion: Ford;
penalties: Ford 3.
16
WASPS
Tries: Daly 2; conversion: Cipriani;
penalty: Gopperth.
15
By Hugh Godwin
AT WELFORD ROAD
Debate over the wisdom of players
being thrust back into action a week
after the Six Nations was overtaken
as England wings Elliot Daly and
Jonny May both went off with freak
injuries in the first half of a Midlands
derby that was an amazing mix of the
gory and the glorious.
George Ford held his nerve to kick
the winning penalty with four minutes left as Leicester took a big step
towards securing a Premiership
play-off place. But there was renewed
heartache of the most savagely familiar kind for Tigers centre Manu
Tuilagi, who also failed to make it to
half-time.
Tuilagi left the field holding his
One more
score halfway
through the
second half would
have got us home.
We were just
not ruthless and
clinical enough
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stink; back; pick; dear;
stick; rear; glue; true; real;
glee; peal; joy; peak; free;
chime
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WORD WHEEL
NINE-LETTER WORD
hankering
OTHER WORDS gherkin,
hag, hair, hake, hang, hanger,
hanker, hare, hark, harken,
harking, hear, hearing, heir,
hen, her, hernia, hike, hiker,
hinge, hire, neigh, nigh
5-CLUE CROSSWORD
Across: 1 Brands,
3 Ac-cep-t, 4 A-verse
Down: 1 Banana(s),
2 Softie*
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chest in pain after the injury-ravaged
26-year-old suffered a suspected
pectoral muscle tear. Leicester head
coach Matt O’Connor made hopeful
noises, saying “Manu was pretty adamant he could have played on” and
that the injury was on the other side
of the chest to the one that ruled Tuilagi out for six months in September
2013. But it will require a scan.
Daly had already grabbed two
tries to help steer Wasps into a 15-7
lead when he had the third finger of
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Watching the Tour of
Catalunya, I began to wonder
if the greatest threat to the
continued prominence of Chris
Froome is only tangentially
related to cycling’s anti-doping
authorities. While Froome has
been training on the cobbles of
northern France, 21-year-old
Colombian Egan Bernal has
confirmed himself in northeast
Spain as a generational talent.
As Froome usurped Bradley
Wiggins, so in time Bernal will
be better than Froome. The
question, for Team Sky, is how
much time.
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Launchbury, were surely happy to be
starting after having been dropped to
the Test bench against Ireland.
Dan Cole played his part in an
extraordinary effort as Leicester’s
scrum turned from a struggling unit
to one eking crucial penalties out of
Wasps in the second half. Ellis Genge,
an England player not seen since
December due to shoulder surgery,
put in a fine stint as a substitute for
loosehead prop Greg Bateman.
Wasps trailed to a try by Sione Kalamafoni from a line-out in the third
minute, before Daly’s first try came
in clear water on the short side of a
scrum on 13 minutes, and his eighth
in six matches for club and country was created by Juan de Jongh’s
weaving break. May’s replacement
Nick Malouf was sent to the sin-bin
for a shoulder to the chin of Wade,
and Veainu followed him in the third
quarter for a deliberate knock-on, by
which time Ford’s first penalty had
reduced Wasps’ lead to 15-10.
While Exeter look nailed on for an
end-of-season play-off place, there is
an exciting logjam from Saracens in
second place to Bath in eighth, separated by 11 points, and Wasps butchered valuable chances to improve
their standing in third when Willie le
Roux and Dan Robson were hauled
down by excellent Leicester cover.
The biggest psychological fillip came in the 69th minute as the
Leicester pack scrummaged Wasps
off their own ball for another penalty
kicked by Ford. The sell-out 25,849
crowd was generating 10 times the
atmosphere of the 55,000-plus who
watched Saracens and Harlequins
at London’s Olympic Stadium on
Saturday.
Another scrum offence near halfway allowed Ford to kick for a linehis right hand bent double
out, at which a now panicky
in the wrong direction
Wasps took out Leicester’s
as he clung onto Telusa
jumpers, leaving Tigers’
Veainu’s jersey in a
No 10 to pot the decidtackle. Daly needed
ing points from the 22oxygen before he was
metre line.
Points separating
helped to the bench.
“One more score
Saracens (second on
Leicester’s May had
halfway through the
57) and Bath (eighth
on 46) in the battle
already been knocked
second half would
for a top-four
out in a head-on tackle
have got us home,” said
finish
on Christian Wade.
Wasps boss Dai Young.
Ford and his Tigers
“We were just not ruthless
team-mate, plus Wasps’ Joe
and clinical enough.”
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I suppose the real shame of
Cameron Bancroft’s-crotchgate is that it managed to
blot out the light on some
pretty fabulous cricket being
played elsewhere. England
women absolutely crushed
India in Mumbai off the back
of a startling century from
Danielle Wyatt (left). Perhaps
everyone, including me,
should stop doing hot-takes
on the stupidity and general
rubbishness of the men, and
focus on women’s cricket.
The game’s authorities might
take notice then.
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While the Premier League pauses,
real exciting life goes on below
If just a few more people were
alerted this weekend to English
league football’s most exciting title
race, then the international break
will have done its job. Shrewsbury
Town and Paul Cook’s (below)
Wigan Athletic both won; two
points separate League One’s
top three. There isn’t parity,
exactly – the gap from Blackburn
Rovers to fourth-placed
Rotherham United
is cavernous. But
it’s a damned sight
more interesting
than the Premier
League.
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As wacky races go, the
Barkley Marathons is
in a league of its own
A
mid the noise, negativity, narcissism (and
occasional Nazism),
there are times that
Twitter is worth its
weight in gold.
Matt Butler
Like when curious onlookers
wish to follow the Barkley
Forget expert
Marathons, an annual race of
punditry, this
around 100 miles long in the
is a sport born
decidedly inhospitable (and
for Twitter
broadcast-unfriendly) environs
of the Frozen Head State Park in
Tennessee.
At this race – which began on
bugle playing “Taps”.
Saturday and is likely to finish
And as things stand – until the
either today or tomorrow – you
rights are bought up by a network
won’t find a Spidercam catching
at least (we hope not) – the only
all angles of the drama. There is
way fans from afar can follow the
no on-the-spot reporter relaying
goings-on is via Twitter.
every tidbit of action to a watching
And as is to be expected in a
world. There are no slo-mo action
race of this nature, information is
replays, live post-race interviews
sporadic and drip-fed in between
or expert punditry.
long bouts of silence, leading
What you will find is a
to frantic speculation
band of hardy – possibly
among spectators as to
foolhardy – runners
The course what has happened to
attempting a race which is unmarked
their favourite runner.
only 15 people have
The most reliable
and
runners
finished in its 32-year
source of information
must
collect
existence, crewed by
over the weekend was
pages of books from Keith Dunn, who (as
people of similar levels
along the way far as I could gather) was
of stamina to keep their
athletes’ legs fuelled and to prove they
a crew member for one of
spirits buoyed over the
have done the the 40 runners. His pithy
race’s 60-hour duration. whole thing
updates and replies were
In a sport typified by its
worth staying up for.
quirkiness, the Barkley
In replying to a worried
Marathons is something else again, tweet that panted: “No news. We
from the entry criteria onwards.
know there are three women on
The fee is $1.60, plus an essay on
loop two. One dropped but we have
the subject of “Why I should run
no confirmation on who it was yet,”
the Barkley Marathons” and a
he replied: “Instant gratification
car number plate. The course
isn’t really a thing here.”
is unmarked and runners must
Or to the plaintive question
collect pages of books along the
“where is Gary Robbins?”
way to prove they have done the
referring to the Canadian who was
whole thing. They are seen off at
attempting the race for a third
the start by the organiser Gary
time having missed the 60-hour
“Lazarus Lake” Cantrell lighting
cut-off time by a mere six seconds
a cigarette. Runners who fail
last year, Dunn’s reply was short
to finish are told so by way of a
and not very sweet: “Out there.”
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Can there be boxing life after doping?
It’s a Browne and Whyte issue
Doping in boxing is different from
doping in almost every other sport,
other than its combat cousins.
Tony Bellew understands this,
which is why it was strange to
see him applaud Dillian Whyte
on Twitter after Saturday night’s
knockout of Lucas Browne.
Browne and Whyte have both
tested positive in the past for
banned substances, and it’s not
unreasonable in a life-or-death
sport to call for a one-strike rule.
Not unreasonable to suggest
that neither Browne nor Whyte
should have been fighting at all
last night. Maybe Bellew forgot.
Armchair
Fan
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Will others get
tired and Fed up?
Where Roger
Federer goes,
will others follow?
It’s no real surprise that
Federer (above) is going to take
the clay-court season off again
following his defeat to Thanasi
Kokkinakis. It also wouldn’t be a
surprise if sponsors started to get a
little jumpy. A French Open without
Federer is one thing; what about
a US Open without Rafael Nadal?
Men’s tennis already looks thin on
top without Andy Murray and with
Novak Djokovic still floundering.
This is the other edge of the sword
of tennis’s relentless schedule.
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SCOTLAND
Hanley keen to
cement a place
in McLeish’s
backline
By Gavin McCafferty
Grant Hanley admits his Scotland recall was a huge boost as
he looks to cement a place in Alex
McLeish’s backline.
The 26-year-old made his first
Scotland start since the Wembley
defeat to England in November
2016 as Scotland lost 1-0 to Costa
Rica in McLeish’s first match back
in charge on Friday night.
The centre-back started the
first four matches of Scotland’s
failed World Cup qualifying campaign but his only appearance
last year was as a second-half
substitute for the injured Charlie
Mulgrew in a 2-0 home win over
Malta.
Hanley, who appears to have
an advantage as one of the few
right-footed options available in
central defence, has made
28 appearances for
No r w i c h s i n ce
moving to Carrow Road in August following
Costa Rica game
a frustrating
was Hanley’s
year at Newfirst start
for Scotland
castle, where he
since 2016
started just five
league games.
And the former
Blackburn player is looking to continue pushing on for
club and country.
“It was great to be back out
there,” he said. “Obviously I
missed out on the last squad
which I was gutted about. That’s
what happens; if you’re not playing at your club, you are not going
to get picked for your national
team. But it’s good to be back playing regularly and feeling that I am
going out there and I’m fit.”
Hanley is now focusing on tomorrow’s friendly in Budapest
against a Hungary side which lost
3-2 to Kazakhstan on Friday.
“It’s all about improving and
learning and taking the positives
from Friday night,” he said. “The
boys will be going into Tuesday to
try to get better.
“The most important thing for
us is to stay focused on ourselves,
keep working hard and keep taking on board the new ideas from
the new manager and staff.”
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International football
ENGLAND
Stones reveals
how Guardiola’s
astute teaching
helps Three Lions
Southgate eager to embrace City’s
ambitious approach with national side
would be foolish not to: if the players
are predominantly playing in a certain formation and style two or three
times a week for their clubs, they will
always be most comfortable playing
FOOTBALL
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that way for England.
Pep Guardiola would surely rather
Three at the back has been the
that if his expertise as a manager was most noticeable change under Southbenefiting any national side ahead of gate. Popularised in modern English
the World Cup, it would be Spain. As football by Antonio Conte during
it stands, his deep well of wisdom is Chelsea’s Premier League-winning
trickling down into Gareth South- campaign last season, it has been
gate’s England camp.
utilised to stunning effect in a more
If that stuff could be bottled up, attacking variation by Guardiola this
any manager in their right mind season. Mauricio Pochettino uses it
would fill the training ground baths often at Spurs. It is Southgate’s prefull of it, and force their players to ferred defensive set-up.
soak in them for hours on end. Yet
“We’ve got the players to do it and
Southgate will be content that
players do it at their clubs so it’s
the Manchester City trio of
not a massive difference for
John Stones, Kyle Walker
us when we come here,”
and Raheem Sterling
Stones said. “That’s a
are sharing it out
big thing. If you’re tryamongst their Enging to change everyNumber of
land team-mates.
one’s style of play, it’s
consecutive clean
“We try to bring
not going to happen.
sheets
England
are
all the attributes and
It’s difficult, it’s the top
aiming for
what we learn under
level, you’re playing for
at Wembley
Pep into the England
England.
It’s good every
tomorrow
squad and are open to
team plays a similar way
learn from Gareth as well,”
and we come here and it gels
centre-back Stones said, followtogether. The manager picks his
ing England’s friendly victory against players knowing what we he wants.”
the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
It is working. England have kept
“It stands us in good stead. We five clean sheets in a row, including
work hard on the training pitch against Germany and Brazil, and if
under Pep; learn a lot of things, differ- they do not concede against Italy in
ent styles of play, how to play against their Wembley friendly tomorrow it
different formations. It gives you that will be the first time they have kept
head start coming into England and six consecutively since 1970.
we can share our ideas as well.”
Part of that success is also down to
Much of what makes this England Southgate borrowing from Guardiola
side function has been borrowed from the relentless persistence in playing
Guardiola, and the other leading Pre- out from the back, of overcoming the
mier League managers. Southgate fear of a mistake. However talented
Sam
Cunningham
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the defender, that is not easy. When
Harry Maguire first joined up with
the England squad last October,
he told Southgate he was going out
there not to make a mistake. Southgate said that, while that was a fine
starting point, he wanted Maguire
to shed that worry and be unafraid
of playing football. Maguire has responded to that.
“I’m probably biased in that re-
You’ve seen against
Holland we created a lot
of chances from playing
out from the back
spect but everyone’s on board with
it,” Stones said. “If [a mistake] happens, it happens. You’ve got to stay
mentally strong and not shy away
from it because you’ve seen against
Holland we created a lot of chances
from playing out [from the back] and
that’s a massive thing.
“If we’ve got that quality that all
the big teams have, then we have to
stay mentally strong and keep the
fans behind us and stay in that positive mind-frame.”
Stones has improved greatly under
Guardiola in that respect, and even
at 23 years old is still a player other
defenders will look to learn from.
Yet Stones is also experiencing the
NORTHERN IRELAND 2-1 SOUTH KOREA
Smyth vaults onto big stage with cameo to remember
By Michael Walker
IN BELFAST
Grant Hanley has found a new
lease of life at Norwich City
‘It stands us in good stead,’
John Stones says of the
coaching he receives at
club level GETTY
If part of the purpose of
international friendlies is to test
emerging players, then Northern
Ireland manager Michael O’Neill
had reason to be satisfied at
Windsor Park on Saturday.
Not only did his evolving Irish
side defeat World Cup-bound
South Korea, they did so via a
20-year-old making an eightminute debut, Paul Smyth.
Smyth only left Irish League
club Linfield for Queens Park
Rangers earlier this season, for
around £200,000, and made his
debut at Loftus Road on New
Year’s Day.
Last Thursday night he
played 90 minutes for the
Irish under-21s in their
spirited 5-3 defeat to Spain.
After the match O’Neill
informed Smyth that he
might need the winger
on Saturday. “I was
freaking out,” Smyth
(right) said when he
heard.
Smyth, who O’Neill
revealed weighs under 10st,
is asthmatic. “I take two
puffs on an inhaler before
every game and that does
me for the full 90.” But here, with
the score 1-1 with South
Korea, O’Neill sent him
on. And he needed only
four to score.
In his native Belfast,
Smyth is known;
Linfield play at
Windsor Park, so
he was on familiar
turf. But in London
with QPR, Smyth’s
comparative anonymity
means he takes the
Tube to training.
He smiled when
another detail – his
football nationality
– was raised. Smyth has been
referred to in Dublin as “a GAA
fan”, a euphemism for his religion
and possible politics.
O’Neill has just publicly
questioned the Dublin-based FAI’s
policy of approaching boys born in
Northern Ireland with a Catholic
background, such as Smyth. It
is an issue that simmers. Smyth
could yet receive a formal offer to
play for the Republic.
But Smyth said: “I was brought
up through the [IFA] youth teams
and I always said if I got my
chance with Northern Ireland, I
would take it.” O’Neill gave him
that chance. Smyth took it.
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downside of getting the opportunity
to work with such a renowned manager at one of the Premier League’s
biggest clubs: after establishing himself in the City first team, an injury
last November forced him out of the
side and he has been unable to force
his way back in. It mattered little
against a weak the Netherlands side
last week, but it could in the knockout
stages of a World Cup.
“It’s difficult,” Stones said. “Every
player wants to play week in week
out. But I’ve had games here and
there, I’ve been fighting and that’s all
you can do, Train hard, keep working
hard and when your chance comes
you’ve got to take it, and that’s what
I’ve done. I’ve stayed positive. I’ve
had the players’ backing and the
manager’s backing. It’s one of those
things where the team’s winning
games and playing well, and you can’t
get back in just like that.
“I’ve got to keep working hard
and that’s what I’ve been doing. Still
learning while I’m on the sidelines,
that’s a massive thing.
“You can’t switch off and when
your chance comes you’re ready to
take it. I’ve got my first medal, so I
can’t complain.”
England cannot complain either;
Stones brings his bags of talent – and
a little bit of Guardiola – every time
he reports for duty.
so much uncertainty around who
should play in goal for England ahead
of a major tournament since the 2010
World Cup, when Rob Green vied
with David James and Joe Hart for
the spot.
In the end, West Ham’s Green
started the tournament. But he was
given the news by manager Fabio
Capello only two hours before England played USA and he ended up
spilling a shot by Clint Dempsey and
two points were lost.
James ended up playing the remaining two games, against Algeria
and Slovenia, as England scraped
through an easy group, but were
knocked out of the last 16 after conceding four goals to Germany.
Starting against Italy at Wembley tomorrow, Southgate has three
friendlies left to decide who will start
as his No 1, with Burnley’s Nick Pope
and Joe Hart, on loan from Manchester City at West Ham, also part of the
squad in this international break.
“It’s a great group and we back
each other,” said Butland (right). “Whoever it’s been in the
team, everyone
has always supported them.
Ultimately that’s
how you become
a winning team
and become successful. It’s not by
turning your head at people or being a bad egg, that doesn’t
work for anyone.
“We all get on, we push each other
really well and ultimately you get
performances and improvement out
of that.
“That’s the life of a goalkeeper,
whether it’s coming up to a World
Cup or not. It’s how you react, how
you are as a character, that’s the biggest test. Come the World Cup, whatever happens, the experiences are
there for everyone.
“The pride in what we do is always
there, that doesn’t change whether
it’s a World Cup year or not.”
WALES
A trophy won with country
will be special one for Bale
By Phil Blanche
Gareth Bale says beating Uruguay in
Nanning today to lift the China Cup
with Wales would add something
special to his trophy cabinet.
While Bale has lifted 10 trophies
in four seasons with Real Madrid,
including La Liga, three Champions
Leagues and two Fifa Club World
Cups, the last title won outright by
Wales was the now-defunct British
Home Championship in 1937.
“To win any trophy is always good,
but for your country it’s that bit more
special,” Bale said. “It’s in your heart
him against his La Liga adversary
Luis Suarez of Barcelona.
“Uruguay have some great players,” Bale added. “It’s not just Suarez.
We know it’s going to be a difficult
and your blood and you want to make game, but we try not to concentrate
the whole country proud.
too much on our opposition, it’s
“Whether it’s in a tourmore about what we can
nament like we are now,
do. We have to be wary of
or in something like a
them, but they also have
World Cup, it’s always
to worry about us.”
important to win troWa l e s m a n a ge r
phies. It’ll be very
Ryan Giggs is expectClub trophies won
high up [among my
ed to name the team
by Gareth Bale since
joining Real Madrid
achievements].”
which swept China
from Tottenham in
Bale became Wales’s
aside on Thursday,
September 2013
record goalscorer with
with Bale collecting
a hat-trick in the 6-0
his 70th cap and skipper
semi-final victory over
Ashley Williams joining
China, going one ahead of Ian
Craig Bellamy on 78 as the joint
Rush on 29 goals. Today’s final pits fourth most-capped Welshman.
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Results Service
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
N Ireland (1)................................2 South Korea (1)........................1
Kim 21 (og), Smyth 86
Kwon 7
Sweden (1)...................................1 Chile (1)...........................................2
Toivonen 23
Vidal 22, Bolados 90
UNDER 21 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
England (1)..................................2 Romania (0) ...............................1
Gray 8
Costache 79
Clarke-Salter 73
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bradford (0)...............................1
Poleon 48
Bury (0)..........................................0
Att 5,207
Charlton (2) ................................2
Page 3, Zyro 17
Fleetwood T (1) .......................2
Dempsey 18, Bolger 83
MK Dons (0)................................0
Gillingham (0)......................... 0
Att 19,654
Wigan (1).......................................2
Powell 26, Dunkley 50
Plymouth (0)............................ 0
Att 13,989
Northampton (0).................. 0
Att 3,049
Blackpool (0)............................ 0
Att 8,094
Peterborough (0) ..................1 Bristol R (0)................................1
Lloyd 59
Craig 55
Att 5,953
Scunthorpe (0)........................1 Rochdale (1)................................1
Toney 51
Camps 20
Att 3,785
Shrewsbury (0).......................1 Wimbledon (0) ....................... 0
Payne 54
Att 6,456
Southend (1)..............................2 Rotherham (0) ........................ 0
McLaughlin 7, Cox 80
Att 7,719
Yesterday
Portsmouth (1)........................3 Oxford Utd (0) ......................... 0
Naismith 5
Att 17,892
Pitman 69, 79
P
W D
L
F
A Pts
Shrewsbury
38 23 9
6 51
28 78
Wigan
36 23
8
5 68
23 77
Blackburn
37 22 10 5 70
35 76
Rotherham
38 20 5 13 63
45 65
Scunthorpe
39 15 14 10 56
47 59
Peterborough
38 15 12 11 60
48 57
Plymouth
38 16 9 13 47
47 57
Portsmouth
38 17
4 17 48
47 55
Charlton
37 15 10 12 46
46 55
Bradford
37 16
5 16 49
54 53
Bristol Rovers
38 15 6 17 54
57 51
Southend
38 13 11 14 45
55 50
Gillingham
37 12 13 12 42
41 49
Blackpool
38 11 14 13 44
48 47
Doncaster
37 11 13 13 45
44 46
Oxford Utd
37 12
9 16 52
57 45
Fleetwood T
38 12
9 17 50
57 45
Walsall
38 11 11 16 47
57 44
AFC Wimbledon 38 11
9 18 37
49 42
Oldham
36 10 10 16 50
62 40
Northampton
39 10 10 19 36
63 40
M K Dons
38
9
12 17 37
51 39
Rochdale
36
7
14 15 35
45 35
Bury
38
7
9 22 31
57 30
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle (0)...................................1
Bennett 47
Coventry (1)...............................4
Vincenti 38
McNulty 55, 76, 87
Crawley T (0).............................3
Ahearne-Grant 50
Camara 73
Young 84
Exeter (2)......................................3
Taylor 33
Sweeney 44 (pen)
Stockley 87
Forest Green (0).....................2
Reid 54, Grubb 78
Luton (0).......................................2
Hylton 47, Collins 67
Morecambe (0)........................0
Cambridge U (0)......................1
Maris 50
Att 4,652
Grimsby (0)................................ 0
Att 8,755
Cheltenham (3)........................5
Pell 7, 12, Eisa 36, 47
Boyle 53
Att 2,172
Swindon (1)................................1
Woolery 27
Att 4,567
Mansfield (0)............................ 0
Att 2,827
Barnet (0).................................... 0
Att 8,140
Lincoln City (0) ...................... 0
Att 1,883
Newport C (0)...........................1 Crewe (1).......................................2
Demetriou 81
McKirdy 26
Att 4,638
Bowery 60
Stevenage (0)............................0 Colchester (1)............................1
Att 2,709
Mandron 27
Wycombe (0).............................0 Port Vale (0).............................. 0
Att 4,620
Yesterday
Chesterfield (2) .......................3 Notts County (0)....................1
Nelson 16, Hines 39
Jones 85
Dennis 90 (pen)
Att 6,005
P
W D
L
F
A Pts
Luton
39 21 11 7
81
40 74
Accrington St
37 23
5
9 64 40 74
Wycombe
39 20 10 9
73
54 70
Notts County
39 18 12 9 61
42 66
Exeter
38 20 6 12 50
41 66
Coventry
38 19
7 12 47
31 64
Mansfield
38 16 15 7
56
40 63
Lincoln City
38 16 13 9 53
40 61
Swindon
38 19
3 16 59
58 60
Carlisle
39 15 12 12 56
49 57
Colchester
39 14 13 12 47
43 55
Newport Co
38 13 14 11 48
49 53
Crawley Town
39 15
8 16 49
54 53
Cambridge Utd 39 13 12 14 39
51 51
Cheltenham
39 12 12 15 58
57 48
Stevenage
38 11 11 16 50
56 44
Crewe
39 13 4 22 49
63 43
Yeovil
37 11
9 17 47
57 42
Morecambe
38
9 14 15 37
47 41
Forest Green
39 11
7 21 47
67 40
Port Vale
39
9
12 18 41
54 39
Grimsby
39
9 10 20 32
61 37
Chesterfield
37
9
7 21 40 66 34
Barnet
39
7
9 23 34
58 30
IRN-BRU CUP FINAL
Dumbarton (0) ........................0
Att 4,602
Inverness CT (0) .....................1
Tremarco 90
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dundee Utd (0) ........................1 Dunfermline (0).....................1
McDonald 55
Clark 52
Att 5,830
Morton (0)...................................2 Brechin (0) ................................. 0
Baird 50, 72
Att 1,831
Queen of Sth (2).......................3 Livingston (1)............................3
Thomson 28
De Vita 41
Dykes 30
Halkett 52, Hardie 60
Todorov 90
Att 1,153
P
W D
L
F
A Pts
St Mirren
28 20 3
5
52
29 63
Livingston
29 14 10 5 47
31 52
Morton
30 12 10 8 40
28 46
Dundee Utd
27 13
6
8 38
34 45
Dunfermline
30 11 10 9 44
31 43
Queen of Sth
30 11
9 10 47
45 42
Falkirk
28
8 10 10 31
40 34
Inverness CT
26
8
7 11 31
32 31
Dumbarton
27
6
9 12 19
33 27
Brechin
29
0
4 25 19
65
4
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Airdrieonians 1 Raith 2; Albion 1 Alloa 3; Arbroath 2
Stranraer 3; Ayr 4 Queen’s Park 0; Forfar 2 East Fife 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Ayr P 31 pts 67, 2 Raith (30-61), 3
Alloa (31-50), 4 Arbroath (30-49), 5 Stranraer (31-41), 6
East Fife (30-39).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Berwick 1 Edinburgh City 1; Clyde 3 Montrose 0; Peterhead 1 Annan Athletic 0; Stenhousemuir 0 Elgin 2;
Stirling 2 Cowdenbeath 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Peterhead P 31 pts 61, 2 Montrose
(30-61), 3 Stirling (30-53), 4 Stenhousemuir (29-44), 5
Elgin (30-43), 6 Clyde (30-42).
FA TROPHY SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG
Gateshead (0)............................1 Bromley (1).................................1
Barrow 69
Kerr 5 (og)
Agg: 3-4.
Wealdstone (0) .......................0 Brackley (0)................................2
Agg: 0-3.
Byrne 55, Williams 81
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Aldershot 2 Boreham Wood 0; Barrow 0 Dover 0; Dag
& Red 2 AFC Fylde 0; Ebbsfleet United 1 Maidenhead
Utd 1; FC Halifax 0 Solihull Moors 0; Sutton Utd 3
Chester FC 2; Torquay P Guiseley P; Tranmere 3 Eastleigh 1; Wrexham 1 Maidstone Utd 0.
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cheshire 91 Plymouth 80;
Manchester 66 London 82; Surrey 93 Newcastle 79.
CRICKET
THIRD TEST MATCH
South Africa v Australia, Cape Town: South Africa
311 (97.5 overs; D Elgar 141no, A B de Villiers 64; P J
Cummins 4-78) & 373 (112.2 overs; A K Markram 84,
Q de Kock 65, A B de Villiers 63, V D Philander 52no).
Australia 255 (69.5 overs; C T Bancroft 76; M Morkel
4-86, K Rabada 4-91) & 107 (39.4 overs; M Morkel
5-23). South Africa beat Australia by 322 runs.
GOLF
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUSTIN, TEXAS:
Semi-finals: (USA unless stated): B Watson bt J Thomas 3 & 2, K Kisner bt A Noren (Swe) at the 19th.
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP
Toulouse (16) .........................38 Halifax (6)...................................6
Yesterday
Barrow (4) ................................36 Sheffield (18) ........................22
Batley (14) ................................14 Featherstone (10)............40
Leigh (18)....................................36 Dewsbury (0)...........................0
Swinton (6)..............................18 London Broncos (24).... 64
BETFRED LEAGUE 1
London Skolars (16).........26 Workington (18)................42
Yesterday
Bradford (16).......................... 32 Hunslet (6)..............................12
Newcastle (6) .........................20 Doncaster (10).....................22
N Wales Crusaders (2)....... 2 Oldham (8) ............................. 30
Whitehaven (18) ..................30 Hemel Stags (0).....................6
York (12)......................................26 Keighley (6)............................12
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
London Irish (17).................29 Gloucester (19)...................33
London Irish: Tries: McNally, van Zyl, Brophy-Clews,
Cokanasiga. Conversions: Marshall (2), BrophyClews. Penalties: Marshall. Gloucester: Tries:
Hanson, Marshall (2), Ludlow, Atkinson. Conversions:
Twelvetrees (2), Burns (2). Att: 15,274.
Newcastle (16).......................25 Northampton (12)............22
Newcastle: Tries: Goneva. Conversions: Flood.
Penalties: Flood (6). Northampton: Tries: Ribbans,
Horne, Tuitavake. Conversions: Myler (2). Penalties:
Myler. Att: 30,174.
Sale (29) ......................................58 Worcester (6).......................25
Sale: Tries: B. Curry, de Klerk, Yarde, Solomona,
Haley, Strauss, McGuigan, O’Connor. Conversions:
MacGinty (5), de Klerk. Penalties: MacGinty, de Klerk.
Worcester: Tries: Adams (2), Willison. Conversions:
Shillcock, Olver. Penalties: Shillcock (2). Att: 5,991.
Saracens (18)..........................24 Harlequins (6).....................11
Saracens: Tries: Williams, Itoje. Conversions:
Lozowski. Penalties: Lozowski (4). Harlequins: Tries:
Horwill. Penalties: Catrakilis (2). Att: 56,329.
Yesterday
Leicester (7).............................16 Wasps (15)...............................15
Leicester: Tries: Kalamafoni. Conversions: G. Ford.
Penalties: G. Ford (3). Wasps: Tries: Daly (2). Conversions: Cipriani. Penalties: Gopperth.
P W D L
F
A
B Pts
Exeter
18 13 0 5 452 303 13 65
Saracens
18 12 0 6 514 305 9 57
Wasps
18 11 1 6 483 407 9 55
Newcastle
18 12 0 6 360 387 6 54
Leicester
18 11 0 7 424 388 7 51
Gloucester 18 10 1 7 411 437 9 51
Sale
18
9 0 9 466 400 12 48
Bath
18
9 0 9 441 417 10 46
Harlequins 18
7 0 11 435 483 8 36
Northamptn 18
6 0 12 408 501 8 32
Worcester
18
5 0 13 322 513 7 27
London Irish 18
2 0 16 312 487 9 17
GUINNESS PRO14
Cardiff Blues (17)................35
Munster (5)..............................19
Ospreys (19)............................ 32
Southern Kings (21)..........35
Ulster (6)..................................17
Scarlets (7).................................7
Leinster (8).............................18
Benetton Treviso (26) ..36
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP
Bedford 41 Doncaster 32; Ealing Trailfinders 45
Nottingham 20; Jersey 38 Rotherham Titans 16;
Richmond 28 Hartpury RFC 22. Yesterday: Cornish
Pirates 55 London Scottish 38.
SNOOKER
LADBROKES PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, CYMRU
LLANDUDNO: Final: R O’Sullivan (Eng) bt S Murphy
(Eng) 10-4.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA MIAMI OPEN, FLORIDA, : Men’s Third
round: (22) F KRAJINOVIC (Serb) bt B Paire (Fr) 6-3
6-3; J Sousa (Portugal) bt J Donaldson (US) 1-6 6-3
6-4; (19) H CHUNG (S Kor) bt M Mmoh (US) 6-1 6-1;
(2) M CILIC (Croa) bt V Pospisil (Can) 7-5 7-6 (7-4).
Women’s Third round: (21) A BARTY (Aus) bt P
Martic (Croa) 6-4 6-3; (8) V WILLIAMS (US) bt (29)
K BERTENS (Neth) 5-7 6-3 7-5; (11) J KONTA (GB)
bt (22) E MERTENS (Bel) 6-2 6-1; M Puig (PR) bt M
Sakkari (Gr) 6-3 7-5.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
Albania v Norway (6).....................................................................................
Portugal v Holland (7.30) ..........................................................................
Wales v Uruguay (12.35) ............................................................................
China PR v Czech Republic (8.35)......................................................
CRICKET
FIRST TEST MATCH—FINAL DAY OF FIVE: New
Zealand v England (Auckland, 01.00am).
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SPORT
FORMULA ONE
Vettel gets lucky
as Hamilton falls
to software bug in
Mercedes system
By Philip Duncan
IN MELBOURNE
A disbelieving Lewis Hamilton
claimed he was robbed of a slamdunk victory in Australia after a ruinous mistake by his own Mercedes
team gift-wrapped the first Grand
Prix of the year to Sebastian Vettel.
Defending champion Hamilton
was cruising to the chequered flag
after winning the dash to the opening bend and sustaining a comfortable lead over the chasing pack. But
the race turned on its head in a few
dramatic minutes after Hamilton
was leapfrogged by Ferrari driver
Vettel following the deployment of a
virtual safety car (VSC).
The Mercedes team calculated
that Hamilton, who unlike Vettel
had already made his single stop
for tyres, would retake the lead in
the case of a VSC period. But when
the VSC – in which the drivers’
speed is restricted – was deployed
after Romain Grosjean stopped in
a dangerous position, it became
clear Mercedes had got their maths
wrong.
After making his stop for new
tyres, Vettel remained half a second
ahead of the British ace.
“It was disbelief from that moment until the end of the race,” said
Hamilton afterwards. “I did everything I believed I was supposed to do.
“In the race, I had extra tools so I
could have been further ahead by the
first pit stop, and I could have been
further ahead after it. There were
so many good things we could have
done. It’s a team effort but when you
are relying on computers, on data,
and on so much technology for the
Results and standings
FIA FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX,
ALBERT PARK, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Final Positions after Race (58 Laps):
1 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1hr 29mins 33.283secs
2 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 1:29:38.319
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:29:39.592
4 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:29:40.352
5 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:30:01.169
6 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 1:30:02.228
7 N Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:30:05.954
8 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:30:07.622
9 S Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 1:30:08.204
10 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 1:30:19.005
11 S Perez (Mex) Force India 1:30:20.100
12 E Ocon (Fr) Force India 1:30:33.561
13 C Leclerc (Monaco) Sauber-Ferrari 1:30:49.042
14 L Stroll (Can) Williams 1:30:51.571
15 B Hartley (NZ) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap
16 R Grosjean (Fr) Haas F1 DNF 24 Laps completed
17 K Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 DNF 22 Laps completed
18 P Gasly (Fr) Scuderia Toro Rosso DNF 13 Laps completed
19 M Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari DNF 5 Laps completed
20 S Sirotkin (Rus) Williams DNF 4 Laps completed.
Fastest Lap: D Ricciardo 1min 25.945secs on Lap 54.
Drivers Standings:
1 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 25pts
2 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 18
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 15
4 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 12
5 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren 10
6 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 8
7 N Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 6
8 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 4
9 S Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 2
10 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 1
right strategy, I wish it was more in
my own hands. It is obviously never
easy to lose a grand prix, and we still
got second, but it feels like a dark
cloud.”
Vettel was 11.3sec ahead when he
stopped for tyres on lap 26, and
Mercedes believed they had
enough time to ensure
Hamilton (right) would
move back ahead.
“The software or
system we have been
using for five years
just gave us the wrong
number,” Mercedes
boss Toto Wolff explained.
“Lewis did nothing wrong. It
was down to a software bug or an algorithm that was simply wrong.”
The opening race of the new season at a sun-drenched Melbourne
was incident-free until a retirement
of both the Haas cars within three
laps. Kevin Magnussen, lying
fourth, fell first after his crew
failed to secure his rear left
tyre at a pit stop. Grosjean
then retired with a loose
wheel after another mistake in the pits. His stoppage led to the deployment
of the VSC, and Vettel gaining the lead. The safety car
was then issued to aid the recovery of Grosjean’s stricken Haas.
Hamilton got to within half a sec-
ond of Vettel once the race resumed, third, while Fernando Alonso
but ran off the track in his purcrossed the line an encouraging
suit before eventually givfifth for McLaren. Max Vering up the ghost.
stappen, who spun in the
“I was hungry to
early stages, finished an
try and recover, and
underwhelming sixth.
I was risking it all,”
Victorious Vettel
Hamilton said. “I
admitted: “We got
Sebastian Vettel’s
could have lost all the
a bit lucky with the
third Australian GP
points. But eventsafety car.
win puts him level
with Jenson Button,
ually I had to make a
“They told me it
one behind Michael
sensible choice. There
was really close with
Schumacher
is a long, long way to go
Lewis, and when we got
in this championship and
out ahead of him I knew it
all is not won in one race.”
was difficult to pass but he kept
Kimi Raikkonen held off home some pressure on. He drove a very
favourite Daniel Ricciardo to take good race, controlled it in the begin-
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CRICKET
Lehmann is in no position to accuse South
Africa after what he said about me – Broad
player, even media, who have toured
Australia can laugh at those comments because some of the things
Stuart Broad has accused Darren we hear on the pitch from AustralLehmann of hypocrisy after the ian supporters, known as ‘banter’,
Australia coach this week com- I know is worse than South Africa.”
plained about abuse from South
During an infamous radio inAfrican crowds five years after he terview before the 2013-14 Ashes,
called on his entire country
Lehmann implored Austo round on the England
tralian fans to abuse
It looks like Broad, even going as far
bowler and send him home
“crying” from the 2013-14 Australia have as calling him a “blatant
Ashes tour.
cheat” for not walking
started a lot
Australia had tried to of fights then
during the 2013 Trent
take the moral high ground
Bridge Ashes Test.
in the days preceding the moan when
“I hope the Australsomeone
latest ball-tampering scanian public give it to him
comes
back.
dal, complaining about
right from the word go,”
abuse directed at their play- Things might
Lehmann said then. “And
ers from the South African change a bit
I hope he cries and goes
crowds, even sending an ofhome.”
ficial letter of complaint to
Asked if he felt Lehthe home board. Lehmann branded mann was being hypocritical this
the abuse “disgusting”.
week, Broad said: “That’s your word,
But Broad, speaking after the not mine, but I would agree with you.
fourth day of the first Test between
“You look at the quotes from that
England and New Zealand in Auck- 2013 interview, where he basically
and, said: “I don’t really understand asks a country to send an opposition
Darren Lehmann coming out and player home crying. I didn’t – we lost
saying the South African crowd the series but it didn’t make me cry.
have been out of order. Any England
“I then can’t understand why
By Chris Stocks
IN AUCKLAND
Sebastian
Vettel leads
Lewis Hamilton
during
yesterday’s
Australian
Grand Prix
GETTY
ning. We got a bit lucky – but we’ll
take it.”
Vettel played down his war of
words with Hamilton, who had goaded him on Saturday, declaring he had
wiped the smile off the German’s face
by storming to pole position.
“Lewis said he was joking and I
believe him,” Vettel said. “We are
old enough and we don’t need to go
on that sort of level. Apart from one
point last year [when they banged
wheels at the Azerbaijan Grand
Prix], we have not had a problem
with each other. Even if we are very
different people, we share a common
passion and that makes us equal.”
ROWING
Cambridge coach
bows out in style
Steve Trapmore signed off after
eight years as Cambridge’s head
coach with emphatic victories in both
the men’s and women’s Boat Races.
Trapmore, 43, a gold medallist at
the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has overseen a thorough overhaul of Cambridge’s rowing programme.
His last act in the role before he
joins the British Olympic rowing programme next month was to mastermind a three-length win over Oxford
in the men’s race. Following a sevenlength triumph for the women’s crew,
it completed a clean sweep for the
Light Blues in all four Boat Races
(including reserve races) for the first
time since 1997.
“We learned a lot from last year’s
defeat,” Trapmore said. “It’s a fantastic end to the campaigns.”
England bowler Stuart Broad muses
on Australian banter and ‘hypocrisy’
you’d come out and moan about a
different country and what they’re
saying to their players.
“I don’t know. I’ve always been a
believer that if someone wants to
take you on verbally and they’ve
started that fight, you’re allowed to
say something back.
“Just from the outside it looks like
Australia have started a lot of fights
and then are moaning when someone comes back.
“It’s such an interesting point but
it looks like things might change for
that team for a bit.”
Australian cricket is in crisis after
Cameron Bancroft was caught redhanded attempting to doctor the
ball on the third day of the third Test
against South Africa in Cape Town.
The fall-out has been unprecedented after Bancroft, caught
rubbing the ball with a piece of tape
coated with dust from the pitch
while fielding, and captain Steve
Smith admitted to the crime during
a remarkable press conference at
Newlands.
Cricket Australia launched an immediate investigation into the premeditated attempt to cheat, with
Smith implicating the entire “leadership group” of the Australian team
– although he denied Lehmann was
involved in the plot. THE INDEPENDENT
Last over and out for
Root, leaving England
little hope of the draw
ENGLAND
Stoneman 55, Root 51
NEW ZEALAND
Nicholls 145 no,
Williamson 102
58 &
132-3 Auckland scoreboard
Day 4 of 5: England are trailing New Zealand by 237
427-8 dec runs
with 7 second-innings wickets in hand
New Zealand won toss
ENGLAND — First Innings 58 (Boult 6-32, Southee 4-25)
NEW ZEALAND — First Innings 233-4 (Williamson 102)
First Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
145 0 18 268 1062
H M Nicholls not out
31 0 5 65 697
†B J Watling c Bairstow b Broad
C de Grandhomme c Bairstow b Overton 29 1 5 39 46
18 0 3 35 40
T D Astle b Broad
25 0 2 42 59
T G Southee c & b Root
9 1 0
7
4
N Wagner not out
Extras (b4 lb9 w6)
19
Total(for 8 dec, 141 overs)
427
Fall: 1-8, 2-92, 3-123, 4-206, 5-260, 6-309, 7-341, 8-413.
Did Not Bat: T A Boult.
Bowling: J M Anderson 29-10-87-3, S C J Broad 34-9-78-3,
C Overton 25-7-70-1, C R Woakes 33-9-107-0, M M Ali
17-1-59-0, J E Root 3-0-13-1.
ENGLAND — Second Innings
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
A N Cook c Watling b Boult
2 0 0 11
9
M D Stoneman c Boult b Wagner 55 1 6 91 121
*J E Root c Watling b Boult
51 0 5 131 189
D J Malan not out
19 0 2 48 75
Extras (b4 lb1)
5
Total(for 3, 46.5 overs)
132
Fall: 1-6, 2-94, 3-132.
To Bat: B A Stokes, †J M Bairstow, M M Ali, C R Woakes, C
Overton, S C J Broad, J M Anderson.
Bowling: T A Boult 13.5-6-24-2, T G Southee 13-1-400, C de Grandhomme 10-1-31-0, N Wagner 10-2-32-1
By Chris Stocks
IN AUCKLAND
England’s hopes of saving the first
Test against New Zealand were
dealt a severe blow when they lost
captain Joe Root to the final ball of
the fourth day at Eden Park.
Root had batted superbly for his
38th Test half-century before being
hit on the right index finger by Trent
Boult in the last over. The very
next ball, he edged Boult behind to
wicketkeeper BJ Watling, sending
England into the last day on 132 for
3, still 237 runs behind and realistically needing to bat out most of the
remaining 98 overs to save the game.
After being bowled out for 58 in Umpires: P R Reiffel and B N J Oxenford.
the first session, England’s
prospects of heading into
declared their first innings
next week’s final Test
on 427 for 8, a lead of 369.
in Christchurch level
Fifty of those overs had
in the series were
been chalked off for the
greatly enhanced
loss of three wickets,
Times England
first by the rain
Root following Alastair
have
bowled
out
the
that has dogged
Cook, whose poor form
opposition
in
1,143
this match and then
continued when he was
overs in their last
by a much-improved
dismissed
by Boult for
six Test matches
batting display on day
two, and Mark Stonefour.
man, the Durham opener
In total, they were
having reached his fourth
tasked with surviving 148 overs
Test fifty.
to avoid defeat after New Zealand
Stuart Broad, who took three
3
Joe Root edges behind to BJ Watling on the last ball of yesterday’s play GETTY
of the New Zealand wickets to fall,
had no opportunity to speak to his
captain before facing the press at
close of play. Asked how Root had
taken the disappointment of his
late dismissal, Broad said: “I’ve not
seen him. We were watching from
the viewing area, he came straight
in and put his bat down and went
straight into the back room.”
Root (51) shared a second-wicket
stand of 88 with Stoneman (55) as
England overcame the early loss
of Cook (2), after Henry Nicholls
(145no) top-scored for the hosts.
Broad added: “Trent Boult has got
a bouncer bang on. I think it was a really good short ball, at the left shoulder. Maybe I’m in the bowler’s union,
but you’ve got to credit him sometimes – good bouncer to rap a batter
on the finger, and then a good followup – well bowled.” This, however, was
another example of how toothless a
one-dimensional England bowling
attack has been all through the winter. Including the Ashes, Root’s side
have spent 1,143 overs in the field
across six Tests, bowling out the opposition on just three occasions.
During the 141 overs of New Zealand’s innings, Chris Woakes, Moeen
Ali and Craig Overton returned
combined figures of one wicket for
236 runs. It simply isn’t good enough.
THE INDEPENDENT
Danielle Wyatt hit 124
off just 64 balls as
England Women pulled off a
record T20 run chase to beat
India in a Tri-Series game in
Mumbai. They made 199 for 3
with eight balls to spare.
54
Cricket
SPORT
BALL-TAMPERING SCANDAL
His reputation in
tatters, Smith
can never again
lead the Aussies
comic. What kind of dope accepts
or maybe volunteers for the role of
fiddler-in-the-field? Bancroft is a
professional athlete. An order is an
order, but surely the brain can sieve
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
through muck like this.
he new Don Bradman no
That said, he did not authorise
more. It might not be the
the scam. That buck stops with
end of his career, but his
Smith, Warner and coach Darren
reputation has gone and
Lehmann. The line spun is that
the Australian captaincy
Lehmann knew nothing of the ruse.
should follow. That Steve Smith
Really? This was not a rogue
judged structural cheating
act randomly played out.
from top to bottom not
It was the expression
to be a matter for
of a culture that runs
resignation tells us
throughout the team.
how far from the
Smith failed
moral tree he and his
to identify other
ICC player rankings
leadership cohort
members of the
name Steve Smith
have fallen.
brains trust,
behind only Donald
And if he believes
presumably adhering
Bradman as the best
the ICC sanction of
to some kind of
Test batsman ever
a one-match ban and
honour code. But it does
fine is the end of the
not take Miss Marple to
matter, he is a fool as well as
identify who the accomplices
a fraud. The outrage has reached
might be. If I were investigating this
the highest office in Australia
masterpiece of subterfuge I’d be
with premier Malcolm Turnbull
knocking on the doors of those who
expressing his disappointment,
might benefit from having in their
which is shorthand for
hands a ball that behaves
“bring me his head”, and
perversely. You got it, the
T
h
at
Steve
the chief of the Australian
bowlers.
Smith judged
Sports Commission
In truth none are
structural
calling for Smith’s
exempt. The clue is in the
sacking.
cheating not to word “team”. This came
The land of fair dinkum, be a matter for right from the top, the
eh? The Australian way,
decision-makers, those
resignation
hard but true? Square
who give the instruction.
that with the image of the tells us
It cannot happen
doltish Cameron Bancroft how far he
without their sanction
has fallen
trying to shove the ballor the collusion of every
tampering tool of choice,
member of the playing and
adhesive tape, down
coaching staff.
his jockstrap, all captured by the
Quite why the best bowling
cameras, while the scheming Smith attack in world cricket should need
and vice-captain David Warner
to nobble the ball is anyone’s guess.
squirmed in the slips.
It reflects an arrogance that in the
In conception and execution this
deportment of key figures is never
whole episode is so bad as to be
far from the surface. It was there
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Farrell in race to be
fit for Euro match
Owen Farrell faces a race against
time to be fit for Saracens’ seasondefining Champions Cup clash
with Leinster next Sunday after
Billy Vunipola appeared to lose his
fight to play. Both players sat out
Sarries’ 24-11 win over Harlequins
at the London Stadium on Saturday
– Farrell with a quadricep problem
and Vunipola with a broken arm –
and coach Mark McCall said: “Both
are touch and go for next week. I
don’t think Billy will make it.”
Steve Smith
walks off the field
yesterday after
being caught by
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in Warner’s vile sledging of South
Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de
Koch, allegedly describing his
mother and sister as bush pigs.
It was there in the Smith and
Bancroft Show, the giggling at the
expense of England wicketkeeper
Jonny Bairstow during the Ashes.
Yes Bairstow was the architect of
his own embarrassment with the
boorish head-butt greeting, but
that was just stupid. The cynical
manipulation of the incident via
the controlled media space shone
its own light on the mentality of
Smith’s cocksure regime.
It was there, too, in Nathan
Lyon’s charmless promise that
Australia would seek to end English
careers with their pace onslaught
during the Ashes. This stuff would
be signed off as laddish banter
FOOTBALL
Ross sends battling City to semis
Women’s FA Cup holders
Manchester City needed extra
time for the second round
in a row but avoided
a shock exit from
the competition at
Sunderland thanks to
Jane Ross. City were
heading out of the
cup before Scotland
international Ross’s
close-range 90th-minute
equaliser saved them. Victoria
Williams had given the hosts a shock
lead against the run of play, Demi
Stokes levelled for City, but Lucy
Staniforth restored the lead.
Ross (left) and Ella Toone
struck either side of halftime in extra time for a 4-2
win. City will face Chelsea
in the semi-finals. Arsenal
progressed with ease to
the semi-finals with a 5-0
home win over Charlton.
They will face Everton, who
also enjoyed a trouble-free round,
beating Durham 6-1.
were it not for the layering of
sneering ridicule, epitomised by
the characterisation of Bairstow’s
predecessor Matt Prior as yellow
during a previous Ashes mauling.
And now this, the point at which
power and entitlement pumps a
man so full of hubris he believes not
that he is above the law but that he
is the law. Alas it’s over for Smith,
even if he can’t see it.
TENNIS
Konta breezes into
Miami fourth round
Johanna Konta continued her timely
return to form with a 75-minute rout
of Elise Mertens to reach the fourth
round of the Miami Open. The
defending champion, whose triumph
last year paved the way for a march
into the world top 10, impressed with
an emphatic 6-2, 6-1 win to see off
the Belgian 22nd seed. Konta said: “I
definitely have a great relationship
with this tournament, the biggest
title of my career. Hopefully I can get
to the end again.”
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‘We must raise the bar. The game
needs to have a look at itself’
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it’s surprising why they’d change a
method that’s been working.
“Look at the Ashes series we’ve
just played, all those Test matches,
and they’ve reverse-swung the
ball sometimes in conditions you
wouldn’t expect it to.
“There was no evidence that they
were doing this in the Ashes series,
from what I’ve seen.”
The Australian captain has
also been fined his entire match
fee for his part in the incident,
while Bancroft has been hit with a
75-per-cent fine.
Cricket Australia has vowed to
look into what happened. But when
asked whether if previous series –
including the Ashes win – would be
reviewed for possible wrongdoing, a
CA spokesman said: “We won’t be
commenting on details of our investigation at this stage.”
Richardson pointed to the unsavoury nature of the series in South
Africa, culminating in Australia’s
act of treachery, as a wake-up call
for the game as a whole.
He said: “As captain, Steve Smith
must take full responsibility for the
actions of his players and it is appropriate that he be suspended. The
game needs to have a hard look at
itself. In recent weeks we have seen
incidents of ugly sledging, send-offs,
dissent against umpires’ decisions,
a walk-off, ball-tampering and some
ordinary off-field behaviour.
“The ICC needs to do more to
prevent poor behaviour and better
police the spirit of the game, defining more clearly what is expected of
players. In addition and most importantly, member countries need to
show more accountability for their
teams’ conduct. Winning is impor-
How the scandal unfolded
Television footage on Saturday
showed Cameron Bancroft taking
what transpired to be yellow tape
out of his pocket. The Australian
camp saw the footage and coach
Darren Lehmann told 12th man
Peter Handscomb, who then went to
talk to Bancroft. The batsman, who
TENNIS
Federer will skip
French Open – again
Roger Federer will not compete
in the French Open for the third
year running after announcing
he will skip the entire clay-court
season. The 36-year-old made the
announcement after he was knocked
out of the Miami Open by Thanasi
Kokkinakis – a qualifier ranked 175
in the world. When asked in his
post-match press conference if he
would discuss the clay-court season
with his team following the loss, the
Swiss said: “I’ve decided not to play.”
had used the tape to attach grit from
the pitch, then loosened his trousers
and put the tape down them. The
umpires Nigel Long and Richard
Illingworth spoke to Bancroft, who
then turned out his pockets. There
was nothing but a black sunglasses
case contained within.
AUSTRALIA
311 & 373
255 & 107
South Africa win by 322 runs
By Rory Dollard
Australia were booed out of Newlands after crashing to a dismal
defeat.
The captain Steve Smith and
RUGBY UNION
Solomona in gay slur allegation
Sale Sharks’ England wing Denny
Solomona has been linked to an
allegation of a homophobic
comment in his club’s
Premiership match
against Worcester
Warriors on Saturday.
The referee Andrew
Jackson’s microphone
picked up Worcester
fly-half Jamie Shillcock
alleging that a Sale player
had made a homophobic slur,
immediately after the Warriors’ No
10 had been involved in an off-theball scuffle with Solomona (inset),
who was capped by England in
Argentina last summer.
Disciplinary action
may follow if Worcester
make a complaint and
the independent citing
officer considers there
is sufficient evidence to
bring a case. In January,
Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud
was suspended for three weeks for
using a homophobic term.
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Boos for culprits as Australia
crumble to humiliating defeat
SOUTH AFRICA
tant but not at the expense of the
spirit of the game, which is intrinsic
and precious to the sport. We have
to raise the bar across all areas.”
Cameron Bancroft –both impliated
in a ball-tampering scandal which
has overshadowed this bad-tempered series between Australia and
South Africa – along with vice-captain David Warner were all booed to
and from the crease with gusto by
the Newlands crowd as the tourists
lost all 10 wickets, and the match, in
the final session.
Warner, who joined his skipper in
agreeing to temporarily step down
on the fourth morning, top scored
BOXING
Whyte on form with
Browne knockout
Dillian Whyte catapulted himself
into world heavyweight title
contention with a sixth-round
knockout over the previously
unbeaten Lucas Browne at London’s
O2 Arena on Saturday night. The
Briton solidified his position as No
1 in the governing body’s rankings
with arguably the greatest win of
his career. Whyte dominated almost
from the off and closed the show
with a devastating left hand that left
Browne requiring oxygen.
with 32, with Bancroft making 26.
The latter, who was filmed with a
piece of yellow tape on day three
which he and his captain admitted
was to alter the behaviour of the
ball, was first to fall as Australia lost
all their wickets for just 60 runs.
The way in which Australia collapsed at the end of a match indicated a team which has been rocked
internally by the controversy and
the reaction to it
The 322-run defeat means they
cannot now win the series but they
have lost much more in the last 24
hours in terms of trust and respect.
Morne Morkel took five wickets
for South Africa.
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Butland gets opportunity to stake World Cup claim
By Sam Cunningham
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was given the opportunity in
England’s friendly victory against
the Netherlands in Amsterdam on
Friday night and kept a clean sheet
with a confident performance, albeit
against weak opponents who offered
little in attack.
Now Stoke City’s Jack Butland
has been given the nod for the Italy
match by England manager Gareth
Southgate to prove he deserves the
role in Russia this summer.
“It’s a good thing isn’t it, having
competition?” Butland said. “I enjoy
it. You see the way we’re all competing against each other. I thought
Jordan played really well against Holland, it’s motivation for us all. It’s a
good environment to work and train
in and we’re all pushing each other.
“There are always times when
things change, whether it’s keepers
or outfield players – someone may
retire or there are injuries. There
are always opportunities, that’s the
way things are.” There has not been
» Continued on p51
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who suffer
injury woe
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Root’s dismissal
on final ball
diminishes
hope of draw
Broad prompts the question:
Did Aussies cheat in Ashes?
England paceman surprised at Smith’s tactics as Australian PM expresses shock
By Matt Butler
P50
FOOTBALL
How Guardiola
is helping
England’s
team ethic
England pace bowler Stuart Broad’s
reaction to the Australian balltampering scandal has prompted
the question over whether captain
Steve Smith had applied illegal tactics during the Ashes.
Smith (right) has been banned for
one Test match after he and opening
batsman Cameron Bancroft admit-
ted using a piece of sticky tape as improvised sandpaper to alter the ball
surface during the third Test match
against South Africa.
The scandal has rocked the
game to the core, with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm
Turnbull describing the incident as a “shocking disappointment” and the International
Cricket Council chief execu-
tive David Richardson saying it was
“clearly contrary to the spirit of
the game, risks causing significant
damage to the integrity of the sport
itself”.
And Broad expressed his
surprise that Smith’s men
had adopted underhand
methods to move the ball
in mysterious ways even
though his side had been
successful at doing so in the recent
past. Social media footage emerged
yesterday from the Sydney Ashes
Test of Bancroft appearing to sprinkle sugar into his pockets before taking to the field.
Broad said: “I saw Steve Smith in
his press conference say it’s the first
time they’ve tried it – which to me,
» Continued on p55
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