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Interest rate
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Montague lined
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after pay row
New York attack
Five friends mowed
down on high
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Number 2,166
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Defence
Secretary
quits over
improper
conduct
» Fallon stuns Westminster
with shock resignation and
admits behaviour ‘fell short’
» May orders all-party inquiry
into sexual harassment claims
» Police investigated date-rape
drug claim at Commons bar
How dinosaurs
earned their
stripes
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Inside the
brains
of small
children
FACT CHECK
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Stephen Bush
Being on the
breadline
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I’ll never
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I LEARNING MANDARIN
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I PUZZLES
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HEALTH
On which list
is Theresa May
second and the
Queen 26th?
See p.9
The day at
a glance
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NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
POLITICS
EMPLOYMENT
TELEVISION
SCIENCE
Manchester airport
strike is called off
Nine million tune in
for ‘Bake Off’ finale
Effect of space travel
on brain examined
The Brexit campaign donor Arron
Banks has said the vote was not
“funded by the Russians” after the
watchdog said it was investigating
whether he breached finance rules.
The Electoral Commission is looking
into whether Mr Banks was the true
source of loans of £6m to the
Leave.EU campaign he chairs.
Cleaners at Manchester Airport
have called off a strike after a pay
dispute was resolved. Members of
Unite employed by Mitie were due
to walk out tomorrow, but the union
said a deal had been worked out,
giving staff an extra 50p an hour
plus double time for working over
the Christmas period.
Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off
2017 final was watched by nearly
nine million viewers despite Prue
Leith’s tweet congratulating Sophie
Faldo as the winner 12 hours before
the programme was to air. The judge
was in Bhutan when she accidentally
leaked the spoiler that may have
deterred some viewers.
Scientists are exploring how space
travel changes the brain. Nasa
astronauts have experienced altered
vision and increased pressure inside
their heads during spaceflight.
Researchers at the Medical
University of South Carolina are
trying to work out the effects before
Nasa’s mission to Mars. PAGE 26
IRELAND
Apple €850m data
centre to go ahead
I do not feel obliged to
believe that the same
God who has endowed us
with sense, reason, and
intellect has intended us to
forgo their use
GALILEO GALILEI
The number of nurses and midwives
leaving the profession has risen
by 9 per cent over the last year, as
the NHS faces major challenges
to retain staff. More midwives and
nurses are leaving the register than
joining it, figures from the Nursing
and Midwifery Council show. PAGE 21
‘Brexit vote not
funded by Russians’
Dublin’s High Court has rejected an
appeal against Apple’s plans to build
an €850m (£745m) data centre in
the west of Ireland. Some residents
objected on environmental grounds.
Apple announced plans in 2015 to
build the centre in a rural location
to take advantage of green energy
sources nearby.
TECHNOLOGY
THURSDAY
Nurses quitting job
increase 9 per cent
SOCIETY
Meet some new friends
Apple has released its latest iOS software update, and with it, a raft
of 69 new emoji, including zombies, steak, mermaids and a
breastfeeding mum.Other notable characters include a woman
wearing a hijab, a pregnant woman and three gender neutral child,
adult and older adult characters.
Woman wearing
headscarf
‘Fake news’ now in
dictionary – fact
The term “fake news” has been
named Collins’ Word of the Year
2017. Usage of the term has risen by
365 per cent since 2016. Defined as
“false, often sensational, information
disseminated under the guise of
news reporting”, fake news will be
added to the next print edition of the
Collins Dictionary. PAGE 9
UNIONS
Birthdays
Peter Mullan, actor, 58;
Nick Boles, politician,
52; Samantha Womack,
actress, 45; Steve
Redmond, ex-footballer, 50;
David Schwimmer
(below), actor, 51
Anniversaries
Friday 2 November 1951
Up to 6,000 British troops
from the 1st Infantry
Division arrive at Fayid in
the Canal Zone of Egypt
to try to quell anti-British
disturbances in the region.
It was the last phase of the
biggest airlift of troops since
the Second World War.
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The List
Crowning glory for
‘Lady Macbeth’?
Lady Macbeth has topped the list
of nominations for the British
Independent Film Awards with
15 nods. It is up for best British
independent film, best director, best
actress (Florence Pugh, pictured)
and best supporting actress (Naomi
Ackie). Other nominees for the
10 December awards include:
Best actress
Emily Beecham (Daphne)
Ruth Wilson (Dark River)
Margaret Mulubwa (I Am Not A Witch)
Frances McDormand (Three
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best actor
Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don't Die
In Liverpool)
Paddy Considine (Journeyman)
Johnny Harris (Jawbone)
Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu
(God's Own Country)
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
Delivery drivers
granted toilet rights
Exploding
head
Hedgehog
Breastfeeding
woman
550m
The number of women
who wear the hijab
globally, whom the new
hijab emoji will represent
1998
The year 25 year-old Shigetaka
Kurita created 176 of the first
emoji for his employer, mobile
phone carrier NTT DoCoMo
Drivers who deliver goods to shops
and offices will have the legal right to
use toilets there from this week. The
change in regulations comes after
a Unite campaign to “restore the
dignity of drivers” needing access
to toilets and washing facilities. The
measure is particularly important
for food deliveries, the union said.
1,878,213,837
Times the most
popular emoji 'crying
with laughter' face, has
been tweeted
SINGAPORE
60m
Roughly the
number of emoji
used on Facebook
each and every day
Charles vacuums the
press pack at factory
Prince Charles got to grips with a
cordless Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum
cleaner on a visit to the company’s
Singapore Technology Centre.
The Prince tested out the Britishengineered vacuum cleaner, jokingly
telling a reporter they had “dirty
trousers” before vacuuming them.
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Letter from
the Editor
ThePage3Profile
JUNE AND GEOFF BANCROFT, PLATINUM WEDDING COUPLE
Oliver Duff
i@inews.co.uk
A platinum anniversary?
It marks 70 years of marriage. This year the
Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their
platinum anniversary – as do June and Geoff
Bancroft, from Moulton, Cheshire, who also tied
the knot in 1947. Mr Bancroft, 88, said of his wife:
"She's my queen. She's a one-off. She's kept me
under control."
Fallon resignation creates
many dilemmas for PM
If The New York Times had not published its
exposé on Harvey Weinstein four weeks ago,
Michael Fallon would still be Defence Secretary.
He would still be considered a possible caretaker
prime minister by Tory colleagues.
You do not suddenly resign as Defence
Secretary because you touched a woman on
the knee at lunch 15 years ago; she told you
she would punch you in the face; and when the
incident now becomes public knowledge she
insists she wasn’t bothered and considers the
matter closed.
No, Mr Fallon resigned after telling the PM
yesterday that he couldn’t guarantee more
stories about his conduct wouldn’t emerge. He
knew that his behaviour towards various women
would be regarded as inappropriate if they
came forward, and the stress of waiting for a
complaint was considerable.
As an aside: in his role leading the Ministry
of Defence, it would also have been impossible
for him to act with authority on harassment
or sexism in the military if, as he puts it: “I have
fallen below the high standards that we require
of the Armed Forces.”
With allegations swirling around
Westminster about the conduct of various
top politicians, more will fall. The Prime
Minister cannot embark upon the vigorous
reshuffle her party desires, because she does not
yet know how many other ministers and MPs
will face allegations.
Some of Mr Fallon’s Cabinet colleagues will
not have slept last night.
How did they meet?
Mr Bancroft, a country and western singer, met
his wife because his grandparents lived in her
home village. Mrs Bancroft said the romance
was thriving still: "We just love one another.
We knew each other when we were 12 and met
again at 15. From there on we've just never been
apart." Mr Bancroft agreed, adding: "My wedding
day was the happiest day of my life." The couple,
who have five children, 15 grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren, celebrated their milestone
anniversary with a family party in a local pub.
Was it a typical 1947 wedding?
Yes. The Bancrofts had a humble celebration
because widespread rationing was still in
place. Mrs Bancroft, 87, recalled: "I didn't have a
wedding dress. You didn't in those days. I just had
a nice coat, a dress and a hat and a flower – that
was it.” Mr Bancroft's outfit was a demob suit
that belonged to his brother and best man, John.
Did rationing affect the royal wedding?
No, it was a national celebration. Princess
Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh on
20 November 1947 in front of 2,000 guests in
Westminster Abbey.
The Bancrofts’ secret to a happy marriage?
Share a kiss, Mr Bancroft advises, saying: "We're
still kissing."
Valerie Browne
SWITZERLAND
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GERMANY
Runaway child able
to board aircraft
ZIMBABWE
Mugabe wants to
revive executions
‘Beer’ choice creates
a real cinema weepie
A runaway seven-year-old girl
slipped through security at a Geneva
airport and on to a plane without
a ticket before being spotted by a
crew member. Authorities said they
are enhancing measures to make
sure that children are accompanied
by adults when passing through
security checks.
President Robert Mugabe wants to
bring back state executions after
more than a decade in response to
rising murder rates in Zimbabwe.
Although he said his cabinet is
divided on the issue, Mr Mugabe
(right) said: “Let’s restore the death
penalty,” while speaking at the burial
of a political ally.
Instead of opening a beer, a
29-year-old man opened a pepper
spray container in a cinema in
Osnabruck, Germany. As a result,
200 people rushed to exits in tears.
The cinema’s manager described it
as “chaos”. He offered beverages to
moviegoers and opened the windows
before the film restarted.
i has been shortlisted for two awards by the
prestigious Foreign Press Association.
The i and Johnston Press investigations team
has been shortlisted for News Story of the Year,
for its major series exposing NHS secret cuts.
The research was widely followed up and forced
health bosses to reconsider their plans.
Steve Connor has been shortlisted for Science
Story of the Year for his i world exclusive on the
dawn of designer babies – a story with profound
implications for bioethics and the future of
humanity. Most major news publishers around
the world followed up Steve’s report.
We wish them well. The winners will be
announced at a ceremony on 20 November.
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NEWS
COVER STORY
Fallon quits
and admits his
behaviour in
past ‘fell short’
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Sir Michael Fallon became the first
casualty of the Westminster sexual
harassment scandal last night as he
resigned as Defence Secretary.
Announcing his decision, he said
his behaviour in the past had “fallen
below the high standards” expected
of the Armed Forces.
His resignation came as Westminster continued to be convulsed by a series of claims of
sexual impropriety.
Among the most serious allegations to emerge yesterday was a
claim by a former Tory party aide
that she had been slipped a daterape drug in her drink in one of
Commons bars. Another, a former
intern, said he had been groped
by an MP, while a former aide to a
Conservative MP accused him of
fondling her.
Sir Michael was forced to apologise on Monday after it emerged
that he put his hand on a journal-
Sir Michael Fallon’s resignation
letter yesterday PA
ist’s knee during a dinner 15 years
ago. The radio presenter Julia
Hartley-Brewer, who did not name
Sir Michael, described the incident as “mildly amusing” and said
she had not been “remotely upset
or distressed”.
She said last night that if the resignation was over “kneegate” it was
“the most insane, absurd Cabinet
resignation ever”.
It was not thought the resignation
had been forced by the expectation
of any imminent fresh allegations.
However, there were reports Sir
Michael had told the Prime Minister he “couldn’t guarantee there
wouldn’t be more stories like Julia
Hartley-Brewer”.
Sir Michael said last night: “In
recent days allegations have been
made about MPs’ conduct, including my own.
“Many of these have been false,
but I realise that in the past I have
fallen below the high standards that
we require of the Armed Forces
which I have the privilege to represent. I have therefore reflected on
my position in government and I am
resigning as Defence Secretary.”
Accepting his resignation, the
Prime Minister said she welcomed
the “serious manner” in which he
had considered his role.
She also said she appreciated the
“particular example you wish to set
servicemen and women and others”. His departure is a heavy blow
to Theresa May as Sir Michael was
regarded as one of her most loyal
and dependable ministers.
It will leave her facing an unwanted ministerial reshuffle as the
possibility grows of other potential
resignations. Several ministers
have been named on a dossier of
claims against senior Tories circulating at Westminster.
Ruined reputation Fallon’s fall from grace
Despite his reputation as a reliable
figure in Government, Sir Michael
Fallon was ultimately undone by his
long-trusted judgement.
The Scottish-born, privately
educated Conservative attended the
University of St Andrews, where he
campaigned for the Keep Britain
in Europe movement in the
1975 referendum.
His first stint as a Tory
MP was in Darlington
between 1983 and 1992. After
losing his seat, he was in the
political wilderness until
1997, when he won in
Sevenoaks, Kent
– a seat he holds
today. His promise was noticed by
Margaret Thatcher, who appointed
him a junior Education Minister.
By the time David Cameron was
in Downing Street, Sir Michael
(inset), reknowned for his composure
under tough questioning, was
routinely called upon to
represent the Government
for TV and radio grillings.
But despite surviving the
changing political tide over
several decades, Sir Michael’s
fall from grace began when
it was revealed he had
touched the knee of a
female journalist
in 2002.
Damian Green,
listens as Theresa May
announces crossparty plans to combat
sexual abuse in the
Commons yesterday
REUTERS
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Leaders to draw up plans to halt
abuse as Green faces inquiry
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Britain’s political leaders have been
asked by Theresa May to a crisis
meeting to draw up cross-party
plans to combat sexual abuse and
harassment in Parliament. Her move
came as her deputy, Damian Green,
faced an inquiry into claims he made
inappropriate advances to a young
woman and Westminster was hit by
fresh claims of misconduct by MPs.
The leaders will discuss moves
next week to create an independent grievance procedure applying
to all staff working on the parliamentary estate. It is likely to be attended by the Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn as well as leading SNP, Liberal Democrat, DUP, Plaid Cymru
and Green Party figures. The Prime
Minister told the Commons: “We
have a duty to ensure that everyone
coming here to contribute to public
life is treated with respect.”
Mr Corbyn said: “We need better
protections for all in this House, and
the House must involve workplace
trade unions in that.
“But it is also incumbent on all
parties to have robust procedures in
place to protect and support victims
of sexual abuse and harassment.”
Mrs May ordered the investigation
into claims against Mr Green after a
Tory activist, Kate Maltby, said the
minister touched her knee during a
meeting in a pub in 2015 and said his
own wife was “very understanding”.
She also claimed that a year later
he sent her a “suggestive” text mes-
sage after she was pictured wearing
a corset in the newspaper.
The Tory former minister, Anna
Soubry, said he should stand down
while the allegations are investigated.
But Mr Green said the allegations
were untrue. He has instructed libel
lawyers and is understood to be prepared to release text messages to
prove that he and Ms Maltby were
long-standing friends.
Meanwhile, Labour has promised
an inquiry after the activist Bex
Bailey said she was deterred by a
party official from reporting an alleged rape at a Labour event on the
grounds it might damage her career.
Labour sources have refused to
be drawn on whether the official still
worked for the party, or whether the
alleged attacker was still active in it.
REACTION
Hartley-Brewer ‘shocked’ by resignation
By Sally Guyoncourt
Julia Hartley-Brewer, the political
journalist who was touched on the
knee by Sir Michael Fallon, said last
night she was “incredibly shocked”
by his resignation.
She told Sky News: “If this is over
‘kneegate’ – him touching my knee
15 years ago and me not having any
issue with it today – this is the most
insane, absurd and ridiculous resignation of a Cabinet minister ever.
“However, I don’t think that is
the reason.”
The radio presenter (inset) said Sir
Michael apologised to her on Monday
after it emerged he “overstepped the
mark” with her at a Conservative
party conference dinner in 2002.
After receiving Sir Michael’s letter
of resignation, Theresa May
said she appreciated the
“characteristically serious
manner” in which he had
considered his position.
She added: “You have
championed our brave
armed forces and made
sure that the Government
has been able to fulfil its most
fundamental responsibility: the defence of the realm.”
But the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Home Affairs, Alistair
Carmichael, said Sir Michael’s res-
ignation was indicative of a government crumbling. “Theresa May’s
government is falling apart at the
seams,” he said. “As we face
the biggest negotiations in
the modern history of this
country, her Cabinet can’t
even agree to sit around
the same table.
“She lacks the authority to lead this country
and her government is in
meltdown. She has to change
or leave. There are no other options.”
Labour MP John Mann added:
“Fallon won’t be the last person who
is a casualty of this Westminster sexual harassment scandal”.
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By Sally Guyoncourt
Scotland Yard has revealed it
investigated an allegation of a
woman being drugged in a bar in
the House of Commons.
The revelation comes after a
former Conservative party aide
said she thought her drink had
been “spiked” with a suspected
date-rape drug while she was
drinking in the Strangers’ Bar at
the House of Commons.
Last night, the Metropolitan
Police confirmed it had received
an allegation a woman’s drink was
spiked on 23 February at a bar in
the Palace of Westminster.
A Met spokesman said: “Detectives from Westminster investigated the incident.
“A number of lines of inquiry
were fully pursued, including reviewing CCTV and exploring forensic opportunities. No arrest has
been made.”
The former aide told the Evening
Standard yesterday how she went
to police after suspecting her drink
had been spiked earlier this year.
She said she spent the early
evening in the Strangers’ Bar with
A House of Commons
spokesman said any
allegations were a police
matter, adding: “Any police
investigation carried out
as a result... would have
Parliament’s full co-operation.”
old friends and had a couple of
drinks – but then blanked out and
was unable to remember anything
from 8:30pm.
“I got home but I have no idea
how,” she said. “I only know I must
have taken a taxi because there
was a receipt in my pocket.”
After reporting the allegation
to police, she was advised to get a
blood test.
No trace of the drug was found
in her system but the woman said a
doctor had told her the experience
was consistent with that of victims
of date-rape drugs, which break
down quickly in the human body.
After speaking to police in
central London, the former aide
said one officer told her: “This is
not the first incident of its kind
at Westminster.”
She said officers had looked at
CCTV footage from the House of
Commons on the night of the alleged incident and found images
of her crashing into walls as she
left the bar. However, there are no
cameras in the Strangers’ Bar, to
protect MPs’ privacy.
The allegation came as a second
woman said she was sexually assaulted at the House of Commons
by a Conservative MP.
The alleged victim, who was
on the staff of the MP, said the incident happened four years ago
when she was working in his office.
When she told the Commons
authorities about the assault, she
said they told her there was “nothing they could do”.
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PEOPLE
Ministers hit
back over
sex dossier
allegations
Hoffman apologises for
harassing teenage intern
POLITICAL EDITOR
No arrests after aide
claimed drink was
spiked in Commons
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CONSERVATIVES
By Nigel Morris
POLICE
IQ
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Two ministers have hit back over
allegations about them contained
on a Conservative “sex dossier”
amid anger within the party over
the document’s wide circulation.
The justice minister Dominic
Raab said he had sought legal advice over the claim he had faced an
injunction for “inappropriate behaviour with a woman”. Rory Stewart, the international development
minister, said comments about his
conduct towards a female staff
member were “completely untrue”.
i understands that several other
Tory MPs have discussed taking
legal action over the dossier if they
can establish who was behind it.
Mr Raab said: “For anonymous
individuals to compile and publish,
or allow to be published, a list of
vague, unsubstantiated and – in my
case – false allegations is wrong.”
He added: “I have never been
served with any injunction for anything. Nor have I ever sought one.
“Equally any insinuation that I
have engaged in anything resembling sexual harassment, sexually
abusive behaviour or lewd remarks
with parliamentary colleagues or
staff is false and malicious.”
Both Mr Stewart and the staff
member, Sophie Bolsover, issued
denials of the dossier’s claim.
The minister said: “This story is
completely untrue and deeply hurtful. Neither of us have any idea how
our names appeared on the list.”
Ms Bolsover said: “During my
time working in Parliament, Rory
Stewart was never anything other
than completely professional and
an excellent employer.”
The dossier is said to have been
drawn up by a small number of current and former Westminster staff.
The anonymity of the authors
will hamper any legal action, but
MPs named are also threatening
action against media organisations
which have repeated false claims.
Rory Stewart, above, said the claims
were untrue and Dominic Raab said
he had sought legal advice
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By Emma Powell
American actor Dustin Hoffman has
been accused of sexually harassing
a 17-year-old. Author Anna Graham
Hunter claimed the actor groped her
on the set of TV film Death of a Salesman in 1985 when she was interning as
a production assistant.
Ms Graham Hunter alleges
Hoffman was “openly flirtatious”,
“grabbed [her] ass” and asked her to
give him a foot massage on her first
day on set. She detailed Mr Hoffman’s
alleged behaviour in a diary that she
mailed to her sister at the time, in
which he appears to frequently talk
about sex, and she refers to the Tootsie
actor as a “lech”.
In extracts published in The Hollywood Reporter she wrote: “One morning I went to his dressing room to take
his breakfast order; he looked at me,
taking his time. Then he said: “I’ll
have a hard-boiled egg... and a soft-
Dustin Hoffman says he feels ‘terrible’
about his behaviour GETTY
boiled clitoris”. “His entourage burst
out laughing. I left, speechless. Then I
went to the bathroom and cried.”
Mr Hoffman issued an apology, saying he feels “terrible” for making Ms
Graham Hunter feel “uncomfortable”.
EVENING STANDARD
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EDUCATION
Degree from top university
is worth an extra £88,000
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
Gaining a degree at the UK’s most selective universities provides graduates with around £88,000 more on
average in earnings than those who
did not go to university, according
to research.
The study reveals that employees
who secured an undergraduate degree at one of the UK’s top 24 universities gained a significant “graduate
premium”, even after student loans
were taken into account. The find-
Russell Group Net benefits
For every £1 of public research
funding provided to Russell Group
universities, £9 is returned to the UK
economy, the report states.
According to the London Economic
analysis, the research undertaken by
the 24 institutions will contribute
£34.1bn to UK plc.
A raft of reports about vice
chancellors’ excessive salaries
and students leaving university
with mountainous debts has led to
ings were contained in a study pub- ed at a Russell Group university in
lished by the Russell Group of
2015-16 and completes an ununiversities, which looked
dergraduate degree will
into the contributions
take home £88,000 more,
these universities
after tax and loan remake to the UK econpayments, than someomy. The research
one who left education
The amount injected
comes as universities
after their A-levels, the
into the economy every
face questions over
study calculates. But
year by international
whether they provide
researchers
found a
students at Russell
value for money to
substantial gender gap
Group universities
young people who can
with men expecting to
expect to leave with, on
take home £108,000 more,
average, £50,000 of debt.
while for women it is £73,000.
A full-time UK student who startThe Russell Group chair Professor
Sir Anton Muscatelli said: “Young
people recognise higher education is an investment in their future
that will pay dividends long after
a palpable shift in public opinion
they graduate.”
towards the higher education sector,
According to the study, the Russell
forcing universities to prove their
Group injects £86.8bn into the UK
worth. Overall, the study claims the 24 economy every year through its reuniversities provide nearly £87bn to
search and future tax revenue from
the UK’s coffers every year.
its graduates. Nearly £5bn of this is
The report says the overall
generated by international students
economic impact of spending by the
at Russell Group universities, the regroup in 2015-16 together with the
port states. For every seven non-EU
spending of their staff, their suppliers
undergraduates who enrol to study,
and their international students in
£1m is contributed to the UK econothe wider economy was £27.2bn.
my, it says, or £152,000 each.
£5bn
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ECONOMY
Celebrating the Day of the Dead
Clockwise from left: a devotee in the role of a spirit known as a Gede
during ceremonies honouring the Haitian voodoo spirits of Baron
Samedi and the Gedes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the Day of the Dead
yesterday; student Veronica Magana Montanez disguised as “Catrina”
– the Mexican representation of death – in Morelia, Mexico; people at the
grave of a relative in Oaxaca, Mexico. GETTY; REUTERS
BREXIT
Fox: those who rule out no
deal undermine UK’s position
By Andrew Woodcock
The International Trade Secretary
Liam Fox has accused people who
seek to rule out leaving the EU without a deal of undermining the UK’s
negotiating position in Brexit talks.
Mr Fox (pictured) told the House of
Commons International Trade Committee that he wants a trade deal with
the EU, and believes that agreement
will be reached by March 2019.
The leading cabinet Brexiteer said
the US was Britain’s top priority for a
trade agreement out of the countries
which do not already have a deal with
the EU.
He said a number of factors – including the fact
that trade with Britain
would be unlikely to
threaten US manufacturing jobs – made the
UK “a prime choice” for
Donald Trump’s administration to strike a deal.
But he acknowledged that
the Government will have to take
into account public concerns over
issues such as food safety, environ-
mental and workplace protections
and ethical practices.
“It would seem to me to be a waste
of time and effort to try to get agreement on things we couldn’t sell to
Parliament or the public,” he said.
Asked whether he would be happy
to see an agreement to allow
chlorine-washed US chicken to be sold in the UK,
Mr Fox said: “I have no
objection to the British
public being sold anything that is safe, as long
as they know what they
are eating.
“There are no health reasons why we can’t eat chicken
washed in chlorinated water. Most
of the salads in our supermarkets are
washed in chlorinated water.”
POLITICS
Brokenshire prepares budget for Stormont
By Siobhan Fenton and Ed Carty
Preparations are being made for the
Government to impose a budget on
Northern Ireland by the end of the
month, James Brokenshire has said.
The Secretary of State said the
move stopped short of direct rule and
that he would abandon the idea if the
Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn
Féin could reach a deal in that time.
Mr Brokenshire said Northern Ireland would begin to run out of money
by the end of November. “No government could simply stand by and allow
that to happen,” he said.
“I am, therefore, now taking the
necessary steps that would enable a
James Brokenshire says he cannot
‘stand by’ while money runs out PA
Budget Bill to be introduced at Westminster, at the appropriate moment,
in order to protect the delivery of
public services in Northern Ireland.”
The DUP and Sinn Féin failed to
meet Mr Brokenshire’s original Monday deadline for a powersharing deal,
with Stormont effectively in limbo
since January.
Sinn Féin said the latest talks had
“ended in failure” but added it was
prepared to resume negotiations.
However, the DUP claimed progress
was held up by Sinn Féin’s “narrow
political agenda”.
Mr Brokenshire said he was taking
legal advice on whether MLAs should
keep being paid.
Bank expected
to raise interest
rates for first
time in a decade
By Holly Williams
Households are forecast to be hit
with the first rise in interest rates
for more than 10 years today as the
Bank of England looks to cool surging inflation.
Members of the Bank’s ninestrong Monetary Policy Committee
(MPC) are predicted to vote to raise
rates from 0.25 to 0.5 per cent in the
first such move since July 2007.
Experts estimate that eight million Britons have never seen interest rates rise in their adult lives and
an increase will come as a blow to
millions of mortgage borrowers on
variable rate deals.
Conversely, it will offer some relief to savers who have seen their
nest eggs devalued by surging inflation and negligible returns.
The Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has repeatedly
warned in recent months that it
may be “appropriate” to increase
interest rates as Brexit-fuelled inflation looks to rise further.
A quarter-point rise will reverse
the cut seen in the aftermath of
the Brexit vote last year as the
Bank sought to head off turmoil in
the economy.
Edward Park, investment director at the investment manager
Brooks Macdonald, said: “We believe that any hike in November will
reflect a reversal of the post-Brexit
stimulus, rather than the beginning
of a short-term series of hikes.
“ Wi t h t h e U K c o n s u m e r
still heavily indebted, via both
mortgages and credit, at the
same time as there is a real wage
squeeze, we don’t think the nearterm outlook warrants materially
higher rates.”
The economy has performed
better than expected since the EU
referendum despite the pound’s
plunge, with growth edging up to
0.4 per cent in the third quarter
from 0.3 per cent in the previous
three months, according to last
week’s official figures.
This has given the Bank room to
consider raising rates, although a
number of members on the MPC
have voiced fears over uncertainty
ahead amid Brexit negotiations.
A rate rise also comes at a painful time for Britons, who are being
squeezed by paltry wage growth
and sharply rising inflation.
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Howard Archer, chief
economic adviser to
the EY Item Club, said the Bank
may “sit tight for an extended
period after an initial rise to see
how consumers and businesses
respond”.
Comment
Slow boom has legs, but
when bust comes it will hurt
Hamish McRae
F
or the first time this
century, the three main
economic regions – the
US, China and the eurozone – are all experiencing decent growth at the same
time. Result: a synchronised
global recovery. Add in strong
growth from India, a bit of a
lift in Japan, and not that bad
progress in Britain, and what’s
not to like?
That, at least, seems to be what
a lot of investors feel right now:
that the risks of not joining the
party and missing out on what is
left of the boom are greater than
the risks of a sudden crash.
A survey of US investors last
month showed that more than
60 per cent expected shares to be
higher in a year’s time than they
are now. A new paper by Charles
Dumas, at Lombard Street
Research, explains why.
His argument is there are
three big drivers that make the
upside more likely. But behind
all this are questions about the
next downturn. Intuitively,
because the last downturn was
such a humdinger, the current
growth phase ought to be long.
It won’t be a banking crash that
brings this expansion to an end,
but something else.
It could be two or three years
away, conceivably more. If that
is right, it is good news. Growth
is better than recession. It
leads through to higher living
standards for most people. Jobs
are better than unemployment.
The current share prices boom
feels as though it has legs. But
the longer it runs, the greater
the danger of a destructive
and disruptive ending. Then,
unfortunately, it is not only the
people who have profited from
the boom who get hurt.
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HEALTH
State of the nation’s teeth
shows north-south divide
By Sally Guyoncourt
Never has the north-south divide
been so clearly illustrated as in the
state of the nation’s teeth.
Teeth in the south of England are
generally better than those in the
north according to a major report
into dental health published today.
The report, Root causes: quality
and inequality in dental health, found
wealth was a determiner in dental
health, with deprived groups more
likely to require hospital dental treatment and parents of children eligible
for free school meals finding it harder
to access a dentist.
Professor John Appleby, the report’s author and Nuffield Trust research director, said: “As a nation our
dental health is improving, but it is
shocking that your income or where
you live can still determine your dental health, how likely you are to be
hospitalised with dental problems
and how easily you can access the
dental treatment you need.”
Dental health as a whole is improving, the report revealed, with the proportion of adults without any natural
teeth at an all-time low (6 per cent)
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and the proportion of young children
with tooth decay on the decline.
However, regional variations
showed there was still a postcode lottery when it comes to teeth. Children
in the Lancashire area of Blackburn
with Darwen were four times more
likely to have missing, decayed or
filled teeth than children in south
Gloucestershire in 2015, it found.
In Yorkshire, hospitalisation for
tooth extractions in the under-10s
was five times higher than in the
east of England in 2015-16 (845 per
100,000 population compared with
160 per 100,000).
In the wealthiest areas of the
country, 83 per cent of five-year-olds
had healthy teeth but in the most
deprived parts of England the proportion fell to 70 per cent.
People from the most-deprived
backgrounds were also twice as likely (14 per cent) to be hospitalised for
dental work than those better off (7
per cent) in 2015.
It reveals dental charges have risen
at around 1 per cent a year from 2010
to 2017 while, at the same time, funding of NHS dentistry is 15 per cent
lower than it was in 2010-11.
Spooning up a real spectacle
Silversmith Karina Gill holds two
silver serving spoons she created
that will be exhibited during
the Festival of Jewellery, Silver
and Gold at the Lyon & Turnbull
auction house in Edinburgh. The
annual festival, which opens today
and runs until Sunday, showcases
hundreds of handcrafted gold and
silver pieces by some of the UK’s
finest contemporary designers
and makers JANE BARLOW/PA
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PEOPLE
‘Today’ presenter
out to lunch after
gender pay row
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
The BBC Radio 4 Today presenter
Sarah Montague is expected to leave
the programme after 17 years. Ms
Montague is set to swap roles with
Martha Kearney, presenter of Radio
4’s lunchtime World at One
bulletin.
The proposed switch
follows the gender pay
row within the BBC.
Ms Montague did not
appear on the list of
talent paid more than
£150,000. She is expected to receive a pay
rise under the move. Ms
Kearney was paid between
£200,000 and £249,999 last year.
The exchange is seen as a promotion for the former Newsnight political editor. However Ms Kearney,
60, would still be paid less than the
Today presenters John Humphrys
(up to £650,000) and Nick Robinson (£300,000). The Today presenter Mishal Husain earns less than
£250,000 according to the BBC figures. Humphrys said he had taken a
pay cut last year. Both Ms Montague
and Ms Kearney (inset) were among
the group of more than 40 high-profile BBC women who signed a letter
to Lord Hall, the director general,
calling for equal pay for equal jobs.
A Daily Mail report suggested that
Ms Montague, 51, was feeling “a bit
elbowed” by the other Today
presenters on the BBC’s
flagship current affairs
programme. The lunchtime move would give
her a leading role on an
agenda-setting bulletin.
Ms Montague this
week said of the gender
pay gap: “I didn’t know
how unfair it was. Also I
didn’t realise how professionally damaging it was. We sit in that
studio and challenge people over
being unfair, so the BBC, of all places,
should be fair.”
Montague has also expressed a
desire to stop the early morning
starts that presenting the Today programme involves and confirmed in
a Radio Times interview earlier this
week she did not see herself on the
show in 10 years.
SOCIETY
Fake news
becomes a real
story at last
By Julia Hunt
The term “fake news” has been
named Collins’ Word of the Year
2017. Usage of the term – which has
often been used by US President
May ranked
second on
‘Forbes’
power list
By Sally Guyoncourt
Sarah Montague
is moving to ‘The
World at One’
ROLF MARRIOTT
Squeezed out UK-led programmes under threat
The BBC director-general has warned
that shows telling British stories are
under threat as the likes of Netflix
and Amazon plough vast sums into
creating international hits.
Lord Hall will say today investment
in UK programming could fall by
£500m over the next decade, due to a
funding squeeze and a tough advertising environment for broadcasters.
Speaking in Liverpool, Lord Hall will
argue there is little evidence Netflix
and Amazon will make up the shortfall
in British-made programmes which
“respond to our lives and reflect the
country we live in”. Netflix has spent
more than £100m on two seasons
of The Crown, following the reign
of the Queen. But he will say it is
“pretty much only one of a handful of
major programmes either Netflix or
Amazon has made about the UK”.
He will add that British audiences
value shows such as Broadchurch,
Britain’s Got Talent, Sherlock and
Strictly Come Dancing. He identified “a
real risk to the volume and breadth of
British content, but also a potentially
damaging impact on UK distinctiveness, risk-taking, and innovation”.
SCIENCE
Donald Trump – has risen by 365
per cent since 2016.
Defined as “false, often
sensational, information
disseminated under the guise of
news reporting”, “fake news” will
now be added to the next print
edition of the Collins Dictionary.
Other politically relevant words
of the past 12 months included
“antifa”, an abbreviation of “antifascist” and “echo chamber”.
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300,000
children born
through IVF
By Ella Pickover
More than 300,000 children have
been born in the UK over the last
quarter of a century thanks to IVF,
new figures show.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said the figure,
which includes the number of babies
born from IVF and donor insemination between 1991 and 2015, was a
“milestone”. It said fertility treatment has grown markedly since
2010, with almost a third of these babies arriving in the six years to 2015.
More than a million cycles of IVF
have taken place in the UK in the last
quarter of a century.
The German Chancellor, Angela
Merkel, has maintained her top
spot as the world’s most powerful
woman but newcomer Theresa
May is snapping at her heels.
The Prime Minister was named
the second-most powerful woman
in the world in 2017 in her first appearance in the list compiled by
the US business magazine Forbes.
Mrs May was ahead of the
Queen, listed 26th,
Scotland’s First
Minister Nicol a S t u rgeo n
(42nd) the pop
queen Beyoncé
Knowles (inset)
in 50th place
and way ahead
of the author JK
Rowling, who was
ranked 88th.
The list of 100 women was compiled and ranked based on: money
(either net worth, company revenues and assets or GDP); media
presence; sphere of influence; and
impact within their field and outside of it. “This impressive, multigenerational community of female
leaders is making an indelible and
lasting impact on the world we live
in,” said Moira Forbes, president
of ForbesWoman. “Our list reflects
the diverse and dynamic paths to
power for women today.”
Mrs May, who has come under
the world’s media spotlight as she
negotiates Brexit, was referred to
as an “unexpected newcomer”.
Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, sashayed on to the list in her
wake, making it to No 27. Melinda
Gates ranked third, Facebook’s
Sheryl Sandberg came fourth and
head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, took eighth place.
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Attack ‘proves need to crack down on immigrants’
By Catherine Lucey
President Donald Trump wasted no
time citing the deadly vehicle attack
in New York as evidence for the need
for his tough new rules on vetting
migrants to the US.
Mr Trump, who referred to the
suspect as an “animal”, noted during
a cabinet meeting that the driver in
Tuesday’s attack entered the country through the diversity visa lottery
programme and called on Congress
to “immediately” begin working to
eliminate the programme, which
applies to countries with
low rates of immigration
to the US.
Mr Trump added:
“ We h a v e t o ge t
much tougher, much
smarter and less
politically correct.”
Later yesterday, Mr
Trump threatened to send
the suspect to Guantanamo Bay,
the US detention centre in Cuba. “I
would certainly consider that”, Mr
Trump (inset) said in response
to a reporter’s question.
“Send him to Gitmo.”
Mr Trump called the
visa programme “a Chuck
Schumer beauty”, a reference to the Senate’s Democratic leader. Mr Schumer
fired back from the Senate
floor, accusing Mr Trump of
“politicising” the tragedy. AP
Revellers attend
the Greenwich
Village Halloween
Parade hours after
the truck attack AP
UNITED STATES
New York attack
suspect ‘followed
Isis instructions’
By Emily Shugerman
IN NEW YORK
The man suspected of driving a
truck into a Manhattan cycle path,
killing eight and injuring 12, followed
instructions posted by Isis on social
media “almost to a T,” the New York
Police Department (NYPD) has said.
The suspect planned his attack for
weeks and carried it out in the name
of the terrorist organisation, according to NYPD deputy commissioner of
intelligence, John Miller.
Police identified the suspect in
the attack as 29-year-old Sayfullo
Saipov, from Uzbekistan, who emigrated to the United States in 2010.
He is currently being treated in a
New York hospital, after being shot
by a police officer during the attack.
Mr Miller said the notes, written in
Arabic, essentially said Isis “would
endure forever”.
In the past few years, the Isis has
been calling on followers to use vehicles or other close-at-hand means of
killing people in their home countries.
The UK, France and Germany
have seen deadly vehicle attacks in
the past 18 months.
Mr Miller said Mr Saipov had
never been the subject of a New York
police investigation but appears to
have had some links to people who
have been investigated.
New York State Governor Andrew
Cuomo said the suspect was a “depraved coward” who tried to create
terror. “He was radicalised domesti-
VICTIMS
Friends were
enjoying high
school reunion
By Maximilian Heath
IN BUENOS AIRES
Argentines were yesterday mourning the loss of five friends from the
northern city of Rosario who were
mowed down the day before while
enjoying a bike ride in New York during a trip to celebrate 30 years since
their high school graduation.
President Mauricio Macri praised
the five men, who were architects
and businessmen, as model citizens,
and he called for the world to stand
firm against terrorism.
Monica Fein, the mayor in Rosario, a major agricultural hub and the
hometown of Cuban revolutionary
Ernesto “Che” Guevara, declared
three days of mourning.
Argentina’s foreign ministry identified the deceased friends as Hernan
Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco,
Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi.
“They were five young entrepreneurs, model citizens in Rosario society,” Mr Macri said, speaking in
Buenos Aires. “We all must stand together in the fight against terrorism.”
A sixth Argentine, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured and in hospital,
the foreign ministry said. REUTERS
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Suspect Uzbek immigrant ‘was radicalised in New Jersey’
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the
man accused of Tuesday’s terror
attack in New York, worked as an
Uber driver and lived in New Jersey,
where he was radicalised, according
to authorities and media reports.
It has been reported that at
the time of the attack, Mr Saipov,
pictured, lived with his wife and two
children in Patterson, New Jersey.
An Uzbek immigrant, the
29-year-old appears to have also
lived in Ohio and Florida since
arriving in the country legally under
REACTION
cally,” he told CNN. “It’s not the first
time. It’s a global phenomenon now.”
On the morning after the bloodshed, city leaders vowed New York
would be not intimidated, and they
commended New Yorkers for going
ahead with Halloween festivities.
They also said Sunday’s New
York City marathon, with 50,000
participants and some two million
spectators anticipated, will go on as
scheduled. “We will not be cowed. We
will not be thrown off by anything,”
the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, said.
In the attack, Mr Saipov drove
along the cycle path, running down
cyclists and pedestrians before
crashing into a school bus. He was
shot in the abdomen after he jumped
out of the vehicle brandishing replica
guns and yelling “God is great!” in
Arabic. THE INDEPENDENT
While the mayor said there
have been no credible
threats of any additional attacks,
police announced the deployment
of heavy-weapons teams and
other increased security measures
along the marathon route.
Determined
New Yorkers go on
Halloween parade
the diversity visa programme in
2010. Mr Saipov is reported to have a
history of traffic violations.
Mirrakhmat Muminov, who
worked with Mr Saipov in Ohio, said
that the Uzbek moved to New Jersey
after he lost his truck insurance.
During his time in Fort Myers,
Florida, several years ago, Mr
Saipov was “a very good person”, an
acquaintance, Kobiljon Matkarov,
told The New York Times.
But Mr Muminov also described
how Mr Saipov was “not happy
with his life” and would get into
arguments with his friends and
family. He added that the suspect
never spoke about Isis.
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New Yorkers took to the streets for
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truck mowed down pedestrians and
cyclists along a bike path near the
World Trade Centre memorial.
But the raucous spectacle rolled
along with its floats, bands and thousands of spectators. “Even though
we’re shaking, we’re still strong.
We’re not living in fear,” said Em
Weiss, 28. Cathryn Strobl, 23, who
was wearing a Buffy the Vampire
Slayer costume, added: “You can’t let
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The mayor, Bill de Blasio assured
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A bus company boss sacked his entire
staff and shut down the firm, claiming
that he was “quitting to pursue my
dream of not having to work here”.
Sydney Hardy, the managing
director of Nippy Bus, sent an
internal message to staff saying
that the company had “ceased
operational activity with immediate
effect” from Sunday.
He added: “I am quitting to pursue
my dream of not having to work here.
There is a difference between giving
up and knowing when you have
had enough. I have had enough and
realise I cannot work with you, the
people I employ, a moment longer.”
The company, which operated
services across south Somerset
including the towns of Yeovil,
I l m i n s t e r, G l a s t o n b u r y a n d
Wincanton, employed 27 full- and
part-time drivers.
All of them were told that they
should now “consider themselves
dismissed/redundant”.
Mr Hardy added: “The gates are
now closed and will not open, so you
can stay in your scratchers [beds] on
Monday and have a lie-in.”
One disgruntled driver, Steve
Atkins, told BBC Somerset that he
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was “very angry that it was done
that way”.
Nippy Bus, headquartered in
Yeovil, began operating in 2004 and
had built up contracts working for
Somerset County Council, as well as
offering private transport.
Among those affected by the
sudden closure of the company were
four schools: Stanchester Academy,
Huish Episcopi Academy, Ansford
Academy and Keinton Mandeville
Primary School. Somerset County
Council was forced to organise
alternative transport.
A spokesman for the authority
said last night: “More than 300
students were affected across four
schools. With the support of other
operators, officers have managed
to find replacement services for all
of the routes… and will be making
permanent arrangements as soon
as possible.”
Mr Hardy could not be contacted
for comment last night.
An update on the Nippy
Bus website last night said
that it had appointed agents to
“release the company’s assets and
discharge its liabilities”.
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Barclay brothers lose battle with
the taxman over £1.25bn interest
Two billionaire businessmen have
lost a decades-long battle with HM
Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after
the Supreme Court ruled that the
taxman does not owe them £1.25bn.
David Barclay and his brother,
Frederick, had been pursuing the
claim after Littlewoods, the retail
chain they own through their
company Shop Direct, overpaid
VAT between 1973 and 2004. The
company received a £205m refund
from HMRC, together with “simple
interest” of £268m, but Littlewoods
has been seeking “additional
interest” calculated on a compound
basis amounting to £1.25bn. The
Supreme Court rejected the claim.
The case is significant for HMRC
as, had it lost, it would have faced
the prospect of hefty bills for other
companies with similar grievances.
The Barclay brothers, who also
own the Telegraph newspapers, said
in a statement: “Having succeeded in
the High Court, the European Court
of Justice and the Court of Appeal in
a long process lasting over a decade,
we are surprised by the Supreme
Court’s decision.”
Sainsbury’s launches record label
By Ravender Sembhy
Sainsbury’s is to launch its own
record label as the supermarket
looks to capitalise on the resurgent
interest in vinyl.
The company will join forces
with Universal and Warner Music
to publish exclusive records under
its new Own Label imprint, which
will be available in more than 160
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A Calvin Klein dress made
from recycled plastic bottles
and worn by Emma Watson
will feature in an “unsettling”
exhibition at the Victoria
and Albert Museum in
London, exploring how the
fashion world’s demand for
raw materials is damaging
the environment.
A pineapple fibre clutch-bag
and a gown made from grape
waste will also feature among
the 300 objects displayed at the
Fashioned from Nature show.
Some of the more
uncomfortable examples from
the past 400 years of fashion on
display include earrings from
1875, made from the heads of
two creeper birds and a dress
decorated with the iridescent
green wing cases of hundreds of
jewel beetles.
A trouser-gown hybrid dress
worn by the Harry Potter star
to last year’s Met Gala in New
York, woven from yarns made
from recycled plastic bottles,
will be displayed. Watson said
her sustainable outfit, which
was repurposed from waste
in a collaboration with Klein
and Eco Age, demonstrated
“the power that creativity,
technology and fashion can
have by working together”.
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Sainsbury’s superstores. Two vinyl
compilation albums will kick off the
launch: Hi Fidelity: A Taste of Stereo
Sound, and Coming Into Los Angeles:
A Taste of West Coast, featuring
artists including Cat Stevens and
Elton John.
UK vinyl sales jumped 37.6 per
cent in the first half of 2017 to £37.3m.
Sainsbury’s began stocking vinyl last
year for the first time since the 1980s.
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NEW YORK
ATTACK
WESTMINSTER
HARASSMENT
PARALYMPIC
GAMES
HOUSE OF
LORDS
BALFOUR
DECLARATION
‘A BAD MOMS
CHRISTMAS’
The city
refuses to be
terrorised
Independent
body is
needed
There is a
silver lining
to cheats
Caps are
used around
the world
Anniversary
highlights
continued rift
A comedy
that’s thin on
the jokes
ConservativeHome
TheTelegraph
Daily Express
The Guardian
The Spectator
There’s something
special, something so
New York, in the fact
that mere hours after
an Islamist terrorist
sought to terrify
New Yorkers, they
were gaily terrifying
each other with the
Halloween Parade.
And this morning,
Manhattan feels like its
normal self.
(Brendan O’Neill)
NBC News
Quote of
the day
We cannot prevent
everything,
everywhere. That is
the reality. At the same
time, we cannot let the
fear of these attacks be
such a constant that
we live our lives in fear.
We cannot do that. And
so, life here will go on;
it must. (Commissioner
William J Bratton)
The Whips are not the
right arbiter of any
such allegations, since
their responsibilities
to the Parliamentary
Party, the Government
and the Party leader
are not consistent
with reaching a
decision that is fair
to all concerned.
What is needed is the
ethics committee, or
something like it.
(Paul Goodman)
Daily Mirror
An independent
legal inquiry should
be established now
by Labour and there
should be a police
investigation. Workers
everywhere, not just in
politics, will be grateful
Bex Bailey spoke out
as she did.
(Editorial)
Learning that some
disabled athletes
may be imperfect
could also be a good
thing. Just as women
couldn’t achieve
equality while we were
trapped on pedestals,
disabled people must
be allowed to have
the same range of
virtues and flaws
as everyone – to be
seen as fully human,
not superhuman.
(Leah Hardy)
The House of Lords is
becoming a national
embarrassment. The
proposals to cut the
size of the House by
a quarter make sense
and there should be
some way of ejecting
from the Lords those
peers who do not pull
their weight.
(Editorial)
TheTimes
The case for a cap
on numbers is
overwhelming. It
constrains prime
ministers. It prevents
sudden influxes of
peers appointed for
strictly party political
reasons. That is why
most countries which
have senates strictly
restrict the number
who can be appointed.
(Norman Fowler)
TheIndependent
If there is one
positive to come
from all this, it is that
the parliamentary
inquiry, and the
media attention it has
generated, at least
shows that Paralympic
sport now matters.
(James Moore)
The Balfour
Declaration is not
something to be
celebrated – certainly
not while one of the
peoples affected
continues to suffer
such injustice. The
creation of a homeland
for one people resulted
in the dispossession
and continuing
persecution of another.
(Mahmoud Abbas)
Fox News
One hundred years
after Balfour, the
conflict caused by Arab
rejection of Jewish
rights continues
unabated, and the
hopeful vision of a
Jewish homeland
living in co-operation
with its Arab neighbors
remains just that.
(Yuval Rotem)
Los Angeles Times
This is a poorly
gift-wrapped Pinterest
fail of a movie. The
tape in the equation,
bravely straining to
hold things together, is
the emphatic delivery
of lines, made to trick
us into thinking lines
that are not jokes are,
actually, jokes. The
bows and trim are the
endless slow-motion
montages set to pop
tunes. (Katie Walsh)
Vox
A Bad Moms Christmas
is thin and silly, like an
overlong Christmas
episode of a sitcom
you pair with some
reheated Chinese
takeaway when
you can’t figure out
what else to do on a
stray weeknight.
(Alissa Wilkinson)
LifeInBrief
GREGORY BAUM THEOLOGIAN
I’m possibly
one of the
least patient
people in the
world. I’ve
never quite
mastered
the idea
John Humphrys
The radio host in a
film marking
60 years of the
‘Today’ programme,
on show at the
National Gallery
Gregory Baum, who has died aged
94, is remembered as one of the
most influential — and sometimes
controversial — theologians in North
America. A former Augustinian priest,
he was a theologian, sociologist,
professor, author, journalist and
advocate for interreligious dialogue,
liberation theology and more
progressive sexual ethics.
He later embraced many
social movements supporting
the marginalised and will be best
remembered as the author of the
first draft of “Nostra Aetate,” the
Vatican II declaration that addressed
the relations of the Catholic Church
with non-Christian religions. His
contributions to ecumenism and
interreligious dialogue helped change
the Church’s relationship to Judaism.
However, Baum’s progressive views
on contraception, celibacy, same-sex
marriage and other issues prompted
criticism, as did his disclosure of his
first homosexual experience at the age
of 40 in his recently published 2016
autobiography, The Oil Has Not Run Dry.
Born to a Jewish mother and
Protestant father in 1923 in Berlin,
Baum was part of a kindertransport to
Canada to escape the Nazis at the age
of 17.
Inspired by St Augustine’s
Confessions, Baum became a Catholic
in 1946, joined the Augustinians in 1947
and was ordained a priest in 1954.
The Second Vatican Council ran from
1962-1965. After it was completed, he
taught theology and sociology at St.
Michael’s College at the University of
Toronto until 1995. He then studied
sociology at the New School for Social
Theory in New York and joined the
religious studies faculty at McGill
University in Montreal.
He maintained the Council was “the
most powerful spiritual experience
I’ve had in all my life,” and that bishops
and theologians “were open to new
ideas, and that people were anxious
to make Christianity and the Gospel
understandable to people today. Great
things happened. The whole Catholic
community was in dialogue.”
After his retirement from teaching,
Baum joined the Jesuit Centre of
Justice and Faith in Montreal, where he
served as an associate researcher and
contributor to its magazine, Relation.
“He was very sensitive to all kinds
of injustice,” said Élisabeth Garant,
director of the centre. “He always
thought his life ought to be dedicated to
those who were suffering.”
Baum was the author of more than
20 books, including That They May
Be One (1958), Religion and Alienation
(1975), and Theology and Society (1986).
In 1962, he founded the journal The
Ecumenist; he edited it until 2004.
By 2011, Baum said he was worried
that Vatican II had been “put in a deep
freeze,” having written a paper in 2010
titled “The Forgotten Promises of
Vatican II”.
Baum left the priesthood in 1974 and
later married Shirley Flynn, a former
Loretto sister who died in 2007.
Born 20 June 1923
Died 18 October 2017
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Why splitting the bill terrified me
Living on the breadline is all too easily dismissed by many
T
he worst meal I have
ever had in my life
was at the Tramshed
restaurant in
Shoreditch, London.
Not because it tasted
particularly bad, but because
throughout the meal I was in a state
of barely contained anxiety about
the bill. At the time I was so broke
that my advice slip was just the
word “Don’t” in big red letters, my
mobile phone would periodically
stop working, and I was in a state of
perpetual negotiation with my bank
about the size of my overdraft.
It was a friend’s birthday party
and I had carefully worked out
how much – or, rather, how little –
I could afford to eat in order to end
the month with enough money to
keep me in pesto. But very early on,
troubling noises about “splitting
the bill” were made, and I spent the
rest of the meal watching in horror
as people ordered more food and
more wine.
The question of whether or
not a restaurant bill should be
equally split or everyone should
pay for what they ate is a divisive
one: that is to say it divides good
against evil. Anyone with an ounce
of consideration for the financial
circumstances of their dinner
companions know that you should
only offer to split the bill if you are
the one who will be left out of pocket
as a result.
Happily, at Tramshed, one of
the other diners picked up on my
evident distress and loudly insisted
that the bill be split based on what
people had actually bought and ate,
so disaster was averted.
As for the quality of the food,
I have no idea. As you can imagine,
I certainly didn’t enjoy it at the
time and the whole experience was
sufficiently stressful that I have
little desire to revisit it.
The reviews haven’t been
enough to tempt me back. Marina
O’Loughlin, one of my favourite food
critics, described it as “good but
not brilliant, and for this money, I
want brilliant”.
Now O’Loughlin has turned
her eye to the quality of food at
Wetherspoons, and she wasn’t
impressed. “The chicken has all
the allure of impacted cardboard,”
she seethes of one dish. A burger
is dismissed as “a flat, damp
sandwich”, a side of ribs as “the
sort of things you might scoop out
of the bottom of Hannibal Lecter’s
recycling bin” and the whole thing
pronounced “cheap not because it’s
good value, but because it’s nasty”.
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I’m not going to pretend that
I adore the food at Wetherspoons,
but it has, nonetheless, been
responsible for some of the best
meals of my life. When I was
working in a shop and gradually
tunnelling out from under my
overdraft, a monthly treat for me
and the rest of the staff was a trip
outside of the store’s catchment
area (where we could be certain
of not bumping into any of the
clientele) to have dinner at Spoons.
It wasn’t good, but it was
affordable, we could sit down
without being hassled to move on
and, crucially, you pay separately
and upfront, with no anxiety about
who was paying for what.
In comparing the food to
somewhere nicer where we would
never have afforded to be able to
eat, or somewhere we couldn’t have
sat down, O’Loughlin has missed
the point and the pleasure that
an evening at Spoons gave us. In
response, she talked about her days
of having very little money and how
she understood what it was like to
The prospect
of paying more
than a tenner for
a meal made me
almost anxious
enough to vomit
have to scrimp and save, but she
still wouldn’t have taken solace
at Wetherspoons.
I’m not saying that O’Loughlin
is knowingly lying, but a
fundamental truth of human
psychology is that we tend to look
back on the hard times in our life
with rose-tinted glasses. When
I looked at the Tramshed menu
in order to write this piece, I was
astonished to realise there was a
time when the prospect of paying
more than a tenner for a meal out
made me almost anxious enough
to vomit.
There’s a bigger point here
than appreciating the joy of a
sit-down meal you can afford in the
company of people you like. Slating
Wetherspoons in the pages of The
Sunday Times shows how easy it is
to forget what not having very much
money is actually like, and how little
sympathy we have for people who
fall on hard times.
That’s why punitive policies
which punish the poor – like the cap
on child benefit after the second
child, or sanctions for missing
appointments at the Job Centre
even if it is due to sickness or bad
transport – are so popular: because
increasingly large parts of society
can’t comprehend what it’s like to be
frightened of splitting the bill.
Stephen Bush is Special
Correspondent at the
‘New Statesman’
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Thank our
lucky bonfires
As Bonfire Night
approaches, we should
be aware that we are
celebrating being saved
from an enormous
religious-based terrorist
attack. Many of those
taking part had been
involved in the Essex
rebellion but had been
lightly treated. Had it
succeeded presumably
there would have been
no Macbeth, King Lear, The
Tempest and so on.
As for the violence in
the TV series Gunpowder,
I am reminded of a
comment regarding bear
baiting: “Their cruelty
to animals was on a par
with their cruelty to
each other.”
NORMAN WOOD
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AND EMAILS
Not ‘just’ a hand
on the knee
I am very disappointed
by Simon Kelner’s
response to the
sexual harassment
being reported from
Westminster (i,
1 November).
“Have we gone mad?”
he asks. The poor lamb
Sir Michael Fallon only
“let his hand rest” on Julia
Hartley-Brewer’s knee.
Yes, Simon, but it was
not the first time and she
offered to punch him in
the face if he did it again.
And some wretched
MPs just can’t help
their behaviour because
of the long working
and drinking hours at
Westminster, which
apparently “make for
close relationships”.
However, we’re not
talking about close
relationships but about
sexual harassment,
ranging from groping
and vile comments
to rape.
I believe that Simon
Kelner and many other
unreconstructed men
like him would do well to
refrain from airing their
opinions at the moment.
However opportunistic
Theresa May’s motive
may be for ordering an
investigation, the job
needs doing.
JULIE HARRISON
HERTFORD
Two superfast
options
You report that BT
Openreach claims that
for £30bn the whole
country could enjoy
superfast broadband by
the mid-2020s if the will
was there (i, 1 November).
At the same time, the
Government is claiming
that for roughly twice
that sum and by the
mid-2030s, they will be
able to transport anyone
rich enough to afford the
fare, and who lives very
close to Euston, from
London to Manchester in
about an hour less than it
takes today.
In terms of importance
to business and the
country at large, can
anyone still now claim
that HS2 delivers the
better value for money?
ROGER LANDELLS
TWYFORD,
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Attenborough’s
lone voice
Is the purpose of a
newspaper merely
to interest and cheer
the reader? Or is
there a deeper moral
duty to present
uncomfortable truths?
Poor old David
Attenborough, slogging
away for years
planning period in
2020. If we were like the
majority of the other
27 members of the EU
and were net recipients
of funding, would
they insist that they
continued giving this
contribution to us after
we have left?
MICHAEL HEWITT
DRONFIELD,
DERBYSHIRE
Same anthem,
less God
The violence of
‘Gunpowder’
reflects a time of
cruelty and religious
terror BBC/ KUDOS
explaining the trouble
we are in, the recent
report of CO2 levels
– and, the same week,
your environment page
concentrating on one
tiny bit of cheer about
a sinkhole.
Surely the headlines
of all papers should
be shouting to the
human race to get its
act together fast. Such
matters as Brexit, bad
behaviour by men, Spain
and so on, pale into
insignificance given the
human race is hell-bent
on self destruction.
JOAN FISHER
ST JUST, CORNWELL
Experimenting
with daylight
I’ve no doubt that those
people who have written
to you querying the
need to put the clocks
back an hour every
autumn are not old
enough to remember
the experiment that took
place between 1968 and
1971, when we did not
do so.
At that time, I lived
in Bristol, and well
remember it still being
dark at 10am, but in
parts of Scotland
and Northern Ireland
daylight was not being
seen until 11am or even
midday. This did indeed
reduce the number of
late afternoon accidents,
but casualties increased
in the darker mornings.
JOHN PAYTON
WARWICK
sexual favours. It was
blatant and hated by
most female students,
though inevitably
some succumbed to
the temptation.
The lecturer also made
insulting comments to
those whom he clearly
regarded as not pretty
enough to bother with.
He went on to become
an MP.
ALISON BUTLER
CAMBRIDGE
A system of
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Would the
EU pay out?
It’s not just Westminster
that should be
scrutinised. Many
decades ago, I studied for
my university degree.
One lecturer exchanged
a hike in grade for
The EU argues that the
UK is morally and legally
obliged to fulfil our
financial commitment
by continuing to pay
our contribution until
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wild days, and
blockbusters,
behind. ‘I stayed
19 until I was 29’
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The House of Lords
should not be reduced
in numbers by a quarter.
It should be abolished
completely and replaced
with a fully elected
English parliament.
PAUL SHEEHAN
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Your article stating that
China may give prison
sentences to people
who do not respect
their national anthem
reminds me of my own
dilemma (i, 1 November).
I am, on balance, a
royalist and a loyal
citizen but I am very
strongly atheist. As half
the nation is atheist
or agnostic, surely a
secular-worded version
should be adopted?
I really do not want to
sing praises or thanks to
an entity that does not
exist but I want to show
my loyalty.
JEFF WARD
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Morgan ‘worth
more’ than Reid
Piers Morgan described the Women’s
March earlier this year as “absurd”.
He has described feminists with the
adjective “rabid”. Yet, he insists, he
“absolutely” is a feminist himself.
Morgan (inset) explains:
“I’ve only had battles with
the more radical end of
feminists over stuff like
the Women’s March,
which wasn’t a genuine
march for equality but
just Trump-bashing.”
His co-host on Good
Morning Britain, Susanna
Reid, should be earning three
times as much as him for putting up
with his narcissistic wittering. Morgan,
however, says Reid wouldn’t mind if she
were paid less than him.
“They pay me what I’m worth... a lot,”
Morgan told ES Magazine. “I have no idea
what she’s paid. I don’t think it would
matter to her, even if she found that I
was being paid more, because she, I think,
would be the first to accept that I’ve
slightly redone the wheel here. I bring a
completely different kind of feel.”
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Kidman strikes a blow
for female equality
After being in the industry for more than 30 years,
Nicole Kidman wields a huge amount of power in
Hollywood. With that power, Kidman says she’s
going to do what she can to try and balance the
amount of films that are made by women with the
male-led productions.
Following on from her vow to make a film with a
female director every 18 months, Kidman explained,
“As an actor you’re only as good as the things
you’re offered and there just weren’t any women
offering me things.” She continued, “When you
dissect that, you realise there aren’t women
offering you things because they don’t have
the opportunities. I work to raise money
for women’s cancers; I use my voice for
violence against women. And so I was like,
‘I need to be part of the movement that will,
hopefully, change the statistics in my field’.”
Kidman, now 50, has had an incredible
year. Two of her films, The Killing Of A Sacred
Deer and The Beguiled have wowed critics while
her television appearances this year include Top of
the Lake: China Doll and Big Little Lies, which saw her
take home several Emmy awards.
Allen apes May,
but misses a trick
Lily Allen won the award for the
best political Halloween costume
this year for her interpretation of
Theresa May (complete with panic
in her eyes, above). However, the
singer admitted she had “missed a
trick”when it was pointed out that
she could have carried sheaves of
wheat in each hand.
The loser: David Walliams,
who deemed it appropriate to
use prosthetics on his eyes and
what looked like yellow face paint
to dress up as Kim Jong-un for
Jonathan Ross’s party in London.
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KELNER’S VIEW
Simon
Kelner
I
find Instagram entertaining and
irritating in equal measure, and
from time to time I find myself
compelled to perform a cull on
the people I follow, excising from my
timeline those whose contributions
have become excessively smug (yes,
we get the point: you’re on a beach
holiday), too tediously repetitious
(another picture of your children?
Really?), too self-promotional, or,
rather, selfie-obsessed. And then
there’s that other category of bore:
those who are incapable of going
to a restaurant without taking a
photograph of everything they eat.
The advent of Instagram
propelled our modern obsession
with food to a whole new level. What
is the message these Instagrammers
are trying to convey with their
carefully composed images of their
dinner? Is it merely to inspire envy in
their followers? Look at me, and my
beautiful dish of celeriac spaghetti
kale carbonara (it’s true: that was on
my timeline only this morning). Or
does it satisfy a more primeval urge
for self-validation? I have a nice life,
I can afford to go to nice restaurants
and I eat lovely dinners. Either way,
it’s bloody annoying.
So it was with a silent
cheer I greeted the news
that one of Britain’s
most illustrious
chefs, Michel Roux
(inset), has banned
diners from taking
photographs at his
Michelin three-star
establishment, the
Waterside Inn in Bray,
Berkshire. He’s prepared to take
the hit as far as bookings go – I can
imagine that some foodies might
think there’s no point in going
there and paying his prices (le menu
exceptionnel weighs in at £167.50 per
person for seven courses) if they
are not allowed to take pictures
and show off to their friends – and
is happy to carry the beacon for
restaurateurs everywhere.
“What are they doing?” he asked,
rhetorically, of the food snappers.
“Maybe once during the meal
you want to take a little photo of
something because it’s unusual.
But what about the flavours? A
picture cannot possibly capture the
flavours.” So there is now a polite
notice at the door of the Waterside
Inn: “No photos – please.”
There are 183.5 million posts on
Instagram under the tag #food and a
further 57 million under #foodporn,
so this is no ordinary phenomenon.
The question is whether resistance
to this practised behaviour is
simply from chefs with a sense of
their own preciousness, or
new-age Luddites who
are antipathetic to the
digital world.
Chefs are worried
that their food is not
presented in its best
light by amateur
photographers using
smartphones. More
important, though, is
how the rush to portray
what is presented on the plate
stands in the way of a diner having
an authentic experience of the
dish. Alexandre Gauthier, another
Michelin-starred chef who has
spoken out about Instagram, says:
“Sitting down for a meal should be
an enjoyable moment shared with
each other... Instead of enjoying the
moment, they are elsewhere.”
On the other hand, chefs are
benefiting from the omnipotence
of social media and the promotion
of their work through Instagram
shots. While many of us would
like to see the end of this practice,
restaurateurs should guard against
biting the hand that takes – and
shares – the photograph.
HISTORY
The ripples of that power grab
from 1539 were felt in Westminster
in August when ministers were
urged to put extra checks in place
to limit “sweeping powers” included
in the EU Withdrawal Bill. The
bill aims to repeal the European
Communities Act and convert EU
law into UK law. It also enables
the Government to make changes
further down the line without
presenting new legislation to
Parliament. Hilary Benn, chairman
of the Brexit select committee,
suggested this could amount to “a
blank legislative cheque”.
The Reformation did more than
change our relationship with Europe
and the Catholic Church – it changed
how the English viewed themselves.
In the conflicts of 16th-century
Europe, religious identities were
politically charged. Protestantism
became part of the national identity,
contrasted with Catholicism, which
the Elizabethans portrayed as
dangerous and foreign.
When the Spanish Armada
failed to invade in 1588, the English
claimed they were saved by a
Protestant wind. When Robert
Catesby and Guy Fawkes failed to
blow up Parliament, it was argued
that God was looking after the
English. Festivities on 5 November
celebrated God’s protection
from foreign and treacherous
Catholicism, and Bonfire Night
became an indelible part of the
national calendar.
Rosamund
Oates
Brexit’s roots
are in the
Reformation
T
he Reformation, which
began 500 years ago this
week, affected more than
people’s religious lives.
When Henry VIII broke away from
Rome, he created new powers that
are still relevant today.
Henry VIII became interested in
creating an independent church in
England when the Pope refused to
give him a divorce to allow him to
marry Anne Boleyn. In 1529, Henry
VIII and Thomas Cromwell called
on Parliament to pass legislation
that transferred all the powers and
wealth of the Pope and the Catholic
Church into the hands of the King.
In 1539, Henry passed an act
that allowed the King – without
Parliament – to amend or make
new laws. This is the basis of the
“Henry VIII powers” in the Brexit
Repeal Act that allow ministers
to adopt European laws without
parliamentary scrutiny.
The author is a lecturer in history at
Manchester Metropolitan University
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Illegal wildlife trade driving endangered
species towards extinction, warns WWF
By Tom Bawden
ENVIRONMENT REPORTER
Gaurs, the world’s largest cattle
species, goat-like creatures called
serows and helmeted hornbill birds
are among the world’s most commonly illegally traded animals, according
to a report.
Huge volumes of endangered wildlife products are being traded illegally
in south-east Asia’s Golden Triangle
as traditional medicine ingredients to
treat a range of ailments, from asthma to arthritis and even cancer, conservation body WWF has warned.
The global trafficking hub comprises an area in which Thailand,
Myanmar, Laos and China come together – and is home to large casinos,
shopping malls and local markets
that attract tourists, particularly
from China.
“The markets of the Golden Triangle are a shocking and sobering sight,
displaying thousands of body parts of
some of the world’s most iconic and
endangered animals,” said Chrisgel
Cruz, of WWF.
A single trip to Myanmar’s Mong
La market revealed $4m (£3m)worth of illegal ivory and other wildlife products to be on sale.
“Illegal, unregulated and unsustainable trade is driving wild populations of hundreds of species to
plummet around the world,” Mr
Cruz added.
Gaurs, found across the Indian
subcontinent and south-east Asia,
are targeted for their horns, gallbladders, and whole heads, which are
collected as trophies. Serow horns,
skulls, forelegs, heads, gallbladders
and medicinal oil are widely sold.
The hornbill’s casque – the helmetlike structure on its head – is popular
in China as an alternative to elephant
ivory carvings.
Experts fear hornbills, listed as
critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of
Nature’s Red List, may vanish entirely after populations in Sumatra
were wiped out due to the demand
for casques.
Other species widely targeted include pangolins, rhinos, bears, tigers,
leopards, turtles and elephants to
make up the 10 most trafficked animals in the region, according to the
WWF report.
The most traded endangered animals
TIGER
The ‘golden triangle’ is
the name for the part of
Asia where Thailand,
Myanmar, Laos and China
come together (see map
below). It is the global hub
for trade in some of the
most endangered
wildlife species.
If the wildlife trade crisis
had a poster child, tigers
would be the leading
candidate. Every part of
the tiger is for sale, for
decoration, medicine
CHINA
and even wine.
MYANMAR
Golden
triangle
PANGOLIN
A little-known species,
these goat-like animals are
prized for their horns,
skulls, forelegs, heads and
gallbladders, which are
variously used in medicines
and decoration.
Although almost unheard of,
they are the most trafficked
animal worldwide. Their
meat is considered a
delicacy and their scales are
used to treat ailments such
as asthma and arthritis.
GAUR
HELMETED HORNBILL
This is the world's largest
species of cattle and is found
across the Greater Mekong
region. Products on sale
include horns, gallbladders for
medicinal purposes and whole
heads for trophies.
The helmet-like structure on
the head of this bird — known
as a casque — is solid, which
makes it highly prized for
carving. As such, it is a
popular alternative to
elephant ivory.
SOURCE: WWF
VIETNAM
LAOS
Gulf of
Tonkin
THAILAND
Bay of
Bengal
SEROW
CAMBODIA
“Governments, law enforcers,
NGOs and companies must act now
to secure the future of endangered
species by getting tough on criminals, supporting those protecting the
animals on the front line and raising
awareness across Asia of the need to
close these markets,” Mr Cruz said.
Although the governments and police know about the illegal trafficking
they are doing far too little to combat
the problem, and penalties need to be
stepped up, the report found.
When traders and poachers are
caught, they may receive only a virtual slap on the wrist or a small fine.
Elephants are being killed
in Burma to meet demand
as a cure for stomach ailments,
while the illegal bear trade is
driven by demand for bile used in
folk remedies across Asia.
Songbirds ‘cut and paste’ to learn new tunes
By Katie Grant
syllables that they already know
and adapting them to the
syllables that they have
to learn. During this
learning phase, the
syllable sequence
often gets mixed up,
the team discovered.
The birds (right)
then arrange the newly
learned syllables into the
This Saturday, in your new
Why divorced women
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MUSIC
Sir Paul reveals
the real ‘Lady
Madonna’
By Sherna Noah
Sir Paul McCartney has spoken
of his inspiration for the Beatles
hit “Lady Madonna” – a woman
breastfeeding her child.
The 1968 track topped the
charts and is one of the most
famous releases by the group.
Sir Paul said he was inspired
to write the song after seeing an
image of a woman in National
Geographic magazine in the 1960s.
National Geographic’s January
1965 issue published a photograph
entitled “Mountain Madonna”, of
a woman whose way of life was
threatened, with one child at her
breast and another laughing up
at her.
“She looked very proud and she
had a baby... And I saw that as a
kind of Madonna thing, mother
and child,” Sir Paul said.
“You could just tell there’s a
bond and it just affected me, that
photo. So I was inspired to write
‘Lady Madonna’, my song, from
that photo.”
TECHNOLOGY
Google ‘sorry’
for locked docs
By Martyn Landi
SCIENCE
Songbirds master new tunes by
“cutting and pasting” musical
syllables they already know,
researchers have found.
Zebra finches take a step-bystep approach when getting to
grips with a new song, according
to the Zurich-based scientists.
They begin by taking song
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correct order in the next learning
phase, the research, published
in the journal Nature
Communications, states.
“The zebra finches
have evolved the strategy
of dividing a task as
complex as learning a new
song into easy-to-manage
parts,” said Professor
Richard Hahnloser.
Google has apologised after
some users of its Google Docs
service were locked out of files in
their accounts.
The error caused some files to
become locked and users were told
they had violated the technology
giant’s terms of service.
Google said an error in a recent
code update caused the issue, but
it has been resolved.
“On the morning of
31 October, we made a code push
that incorrectly flagged a small
percentage of Google Docs as
abusive, which caused those
documents to be automatically
blocked,” the US company said.
“A fix is in place and all users
should have full access to their
docs. Protecting users from
viruses, malware and other
abusive content is central to
user safety.”
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FACT CHECK
Science journal censors
content at Beijing’s request Were there really
By Christopher Bodeen
IN BEIJING
The publisher of Nature, the
prestigious science research journal,
admitted yesterday that it has
blocked access to its articles within
China to comply with demands from
the Chinese regime – but denied that
this amounted to self-censorship.
The company said that less than
1 per cent of its content available
online in global markets had been
blocked in China in compliance
with “local distribution laws”. The
Financial Times reported that up
1,000 articles had been blocked.
“This action is deeply regrettable
but has been taken to prevent a much
greater impact on our customers and
authors and is in compliance with
our published policy,” the publishers
said. “This is not editorial censorship
and does not affect the content we
publish or make accessible elsewhere
in the world.”
The decision comes after
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
said in August it had removed
from its website in China about
300 papers and book reviews
published in the China Quarterly
journal, after a request from the
Chinese government.
CUP, the publishing arm of
Cambridge University, later reversed
its decision and reposted the articles,
following an outcry from academics,
President Xi Jinping’s
government has tightened
controls over information that
could feed opposition to the ruling
Communist Party.
who attacked the decision as an
affront to academic freedom.
Springer Nature, which has
offices around the world, says it has
published more than 275,000 books
and 3,000 journals, including Nature
and Scientific American.
The move is the latest example
of how effective China can be at
leveraging its economic might to
compel foreign companies to make
concessions in order to maintain
access to its massive market.
The blocked articles related to
topics such as Taiwan, the 1989
crackdown on pro-democracy
protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen
Square, the 1966-76 Cultural
Revolution and the status of Tibet,
which are considered sensitive by the
Communist Party.
They can be viewed only with a
virtual private network. AP
Camilla’s
purple
patch
The Duchess of Cornwall
seemed surprised to
learn yesterday that
she and the Prince of
Wales have had an orchid
named after them.
The purple bloom,
Dendrobium Duke (and)
Duchess of Cornwall,
was unveiled as the
royal couple visited
Singapore’s National
Botanical Gardens
during their tour of
Singapore, Malaysia,
Brunei and India.
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HEALTH
TRANSPORT
Number of nurses leaving
profession rises by 9%
Minister defends
scrapping rail plan
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The number of nurses and midwives
leaving the profession over the
past 12 months has continued
to rise at an “alarming”
rate, with a growing
number of both UK and
EU staff walking away
from their roles.
Official figures
show that more than
29,000 Britons left the
Nursing and Midwifery
Council’s register in the year
to September 2017, compared with
26,653 over the previous 12 months
– an increase of 9 per cent.
The number of nurses and
midwives from Europe leaving the
register rose by 67 per cent – from
2,435 last year compared with 4,067
this year. Moreover, the number
joining the register from the EU
has dropped dramatically
from 10,178 in 2016 to 1,107
this year, a decrease of
89 per cent.
In total, 2,277 nurses
and midwives from the
rest of the world left the
profession compared
with 2,090 last year.
Jackie Smith (left), the chief
executive and registrar of the
Nursing and Midwifery Council, said
the trend was worrying, adding: “Our
data is clear that this is being driven
by both UK and EU registrants.”
By Jon Vale
The Welsh Secretary has
defended the Government’s
decision to cancel electrification
of the railway line to Swansea.
Alun Cairns was put under
pressure over the move during
Welsh questions in the Commons
yesterday. In July, the Transport
Secretary Chris Grayling said
he would replace electrification
with bi-mode trains.
Mr Cairns told MPs: “We’re
bringing about the most modern
technology, the most modern
bi-modal trains on the network
now, rather than waiting a couple
of years with the additional
disruption it would bring to
Swansea in the process.”
no psychiatric
beds on Saturday?
Ex-footballer Stan Collymore has claimed that no
NHS psychiatric beds were available overnight
last Saturday. Full Fact puts his claim to the test
CLAIM
“Last night in England, there were
no psychiatric beds available for
NHS patients… A disgrace”
Social media post on 29 October
by the former England footballer
Stan Collymore (right), who is now a
mental health campaigner
CONCLUSION
We do not know how many beds
were available as there are no
published figures. NHS England
says this is incorrect. Anecdotal
evidence suggests that there have
been times when none of the
correct type were available.
in August. Of these, 885 were
considered “inappropriate”
placements – meaning a nearby bed
was not available. The real figure
is higher because not all hospitals
submitted their figures, and they
don’t include those who’ve been in
hospital for nearly a year or more.
EXPLANATION
You can’t get figures for the number
of beds on a particular night
Every three months, NHS England
publishes figures on the daily
average of available and occupied
Almost 9 in 10 beds for mental
mental health beds. Last Saturday is health patients tend to be occupied
too recent and specific to appear.
There were 18,450 NHS beds for
Full Fact asked NHS England how mental health patients in England
many beds were free on
available overnight from
Saturday but it declined
April -June. Of these, 89 per
Since
to comment other than to
cent were occupied.
say that Mr Collymore’s 2010-11,
assertion wasn’t true.
The
number of mental
mental
There are different
health beds has been
health
types of mental health
decreasing
beds have
beds for patients who
Since 2010-11, mental
have very different needs. decreased by health beds available
Having no bed available
about 5,000 in NHS England have
for one patient doesn’t
decreased by about 5,000.
mean there are no beds available for The number of occupied beds
any patients. Anecdotal evidence
fell by about 4,000. The largest
suggests this can sometimes
percentage reductions in NHS beds
happen. There have recently
of any sector since the 1980s were
been a number of high-profile
for patients with mental health or
cases when the necessary kind of
learning disabilities, according to
hospital bed could not be found for
the King’s Fund. It puts this down to
mental health patients. The NHS
“long-term policies to move these
Confederation’s Mental Health
patients out of hospital and provide
Network also heard anecdotal
care in the community”.
evidence from members last year
The number of mental health
that “there are occasions when
beds fell by 72 per cent between
there are no routine acute mental
1987-88 and 2016-17. The Care
health assessment beds available”.
Quality Commission says England
has fewer mental health admission
There is evidence that the system is
beds per head than other developed
under pressure more widely
countries because of “universal
A report published last year by the
coverage with community mental
independent Commission on Acute health teams” as well as mental
Adult Psychiatric Care highlighted
health services for older people
problems with the availability of
that mean fewer go to hospital.
acute psychiatric beds. It said that
declining bed numbers, increased
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meant that the “situation has
become more pressured”.
Full Fact is the UK’s
There were at least 935 mental
independent
health placements in a hospital
fact-checking
outside of a patient’s local area
organisation.
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By Brian Farmer
New-style taxis could roll on to
city roads after two Court of Appeal judges ruled that the shape
of a traditional London black cab
was not distinctive.
The London Taxi Company
wanted to claim an exclusive right
to the black cab shape and thwart
a rival manufacturer. But Lord
Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice
Floyd upheld a ruling made last
year by a High Court judge.
In January 2016, Mr Justice
Arnold decided at a hearing in
London that the shape was not a
“valid registered trademark”.
Appeal judges dismissed a
challenge by the taxi company
yesterday, although Lord Justice
Floyd indicated that justices at the
Supreme Court might be asked to
consider the case.
The rival manufacturer, Ecotive,
of Mytchett, Surrey, said it was
now in a position to put its electric
Metrocab into production.
E a r l i e r t h i s y e a r, t h e
confectionery group Nestlé lost a
similar trademark battle over the
shape of KitKat chocolate bars.
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Cure for hepatitis C can be made for cost of cheap air ticket
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
A 12-week “miracle cure” of drugs
to combat hepatitis C can now be
manufactured for the price of a plane
ticket on many low-cost airlines.
Experts at the World Hepatitis
Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will also
be told that research shows these
generic copies are just as effective as
more expensive branded medicines.
However, restrictions and patent
issues mean that few patients can
access the drugs at low cost.
“As there are around 70 million
people infected with hepatitis C
worldwide, the basic cost of the
drugs to treat everyone infected
globally, at $50 (£38) each, would be
around US $3.5bn,” said Dr Andrew
Hill, a pharmacology expert from the
University of Liverpool. “Much more
must be done to enable all countries
to produce or buy drugs for
revolutionised hepatitis C
these lower prices.”
treatment by providing a
In his presentation to
rapid cure with few or
the summit today, Dr
no side effects.
Hill will highlight data
The list price for
on the hugely varying
this combination of
The cost of
cost of a 12-week
drugs ranges from
manufacturing
enough drugs to
course of sofosbuvir
$78 in India, close to
treat everyone in
and daclatasvir, a
cost price, and $174
the world who has
common combination
in Egypt, to $6,000
the disease
of the new directly acting
in Australia, $77,000 in
antiviral drugs that have
the UK, and a staggering
$3.5bn
$96,404 in the US. Yet the basic cost
of the active ingredients is less that
$50 per course.
Last year, for every person cured
of hepatitis C globally (1.76 million),
another person was newly infected
(1.5 million).
“We simply cannot eliminate
this epidemic unless we treat more
people. And we can only do this if the
prices of the drugs come down,” Dr
Hill will say.
SPAIN
Catalan leader
will not return
for questioning
By Sylvain Plaz
IN TIELT, BELGIUM
The ousted Catalan leader, Carles
Puigdemont, will not return to Spain
today for questioning by a Madrid
judge, his Belgian lawyer said. He
suggested that his client could be
questioned in Belgium instead.
Mr Puigdemont (pictured) flew
to Brussels after the Spanish
government triggered
u n p r e c e d e n t e d
constitutional measures
to take control of Catalan
affairs following a vote
on Friday by Catalan
regional politicians to
secede from Spain.
He has been
summoned
for
questioning in Madrid. All
14 members of the sacked
Catalan cabinet are facing possible
rebellion charges for driving a
secessionist campaign for a full
declaration of independence.
In addition, the high court has
given them three days to pay a
deposit of €6.2m (£5.4m) to cover
potential liabilities.
Spain’s chief prosecutor is seeking
charges of rebellion, sedition
The ratings agency Standard
& Poor’s said Spain’s seizing
control of Catalonia should have no
immediate effect on the country’s
economic outlook, but it warned of
problems later in the year.
VATICAN CITY
Pope admits
dozing off
during his
prayers
and embezzlement against Mr
Puigdemont and his deputy, Oriol
Junqueras, who are among the 14.
The crimes are punishable with
decades behind bars.
“He is not going to Madrid and I
suggested that they question him
here in Belgium,” his lawyer Paul
Bekaert said in the Belgian town of
Tielt, 50 miles west of Brussels.
“I have already had cases like that
in the past, when suspects could
be questioned in Belgium,”
Mr Bekaert added.
He said there was
no arrest warrant for
Mr Puigdemont at
this stage and that his
client is “fine and he is
self-confident”.
Some Spanish
newspapers have
speculated that a “desperate”
Mr Puigdemont is considering
“doing a Julian Assange” by seeking
refuge in a friendly embassy in
Brussels – in reference to the
WikiLeaks founder, who has been
holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy
in London for more than five years.
The Spanish prosecutor could
order their arrest as early as
tomorrow, regardless of whether Mr
Puigdemont and his colleagues show
up in court for questioning.
In Spain, the spokesman for the
country’s ruling Popular Party,
Esteban Gonzalez Pons, said if Mr
Puigdemont failed to appear before
the court, “there will probably be an
extradition petition to Belgium and
Belgian police will detain him”. AP
By Tom Lansdell
Pope Francis has admitted that he
sometimes falls asleep while praying.
The pontiff made the confession
during a programme on the Catholic
TV2000 television network, which
was broadcast yesterday.
The 80-year-old also claimed that
he follows a string of saints who
napped while praying.
“When I pray, sometimes I fall
The Tennessee tourist board has installed devices which have a filter to correct retinal abnormalities AP
SCIENCE
Viewfinders help colour blind
see autumn’s true hues
Revolutionary viewfinders have
given colour-blind people the
chance to see one of America’s
most renowned autumnal
landscapes in colours they may
have never experienced before.
Tennessee’s tourist board
installed the new devices at
three locations across the state,
including the 1,090m-high
Ober Gatlinburg resort, which
overlooks the Great Smoky
Mountains National Forest. At a
cost of $2,000 (£1,500) each, the
viewfinders help those suffering
from red-green colour blindness
by utilising a filter to correct
retinal abnormalities.
The filter separates the
overlapping red and green cones
which would ordinarily allow
people to distinguish between
colours. The technology has the
potential to assist those with
red-green colour blindness,
which affects 8 per cent of men
and 0.5 per cent of women across
the world, according to the US
National Eye Institute.
For 20-year-old Lauren Van
Lew, who has been colour blind
since birth, many colours have
been left to her imagination. At
Ober Gatlinburg this week, for
the first time in her life, she was
able to see the range of colours
painted across the landscape.
“Red was the biggest
difference. I can’t describe it,”
she said. “It’s the most beautiful
thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
That red, it’s just gorgeous.”
Although the technology has
existed in eyeglasses for years, it
is believed to be the first time it
had been used in viewfinders.
asleep,” he said. “Saint Therese did
it too.”
He also said prayer should
make Christians feel like
“children lying in their
fathers’arms”,implyingthat
relaxation is an important
part of the process.
The Argentine head of
the Roman Catholic Church
reportedly radiates energy in
person, but is very serious when
he prays, bowing his head for long
periods. It has been reported
that he is normally in bed
by 9pm and wakes at
about 4am.
The Vatican said he
copes with the long
hours by having a nap
after lunch. Earlier,
h o w e v e r,
t h e Po p e
revealed one of the things
that keeps him awake at night: the
endless series of terror attacks
around the world. “I am profoundly
saddened by the terrorist attacks
in these recent days in Somalia,
Afghanistan and yesterday in New
York,” he said in an address in St
Peter’s Square to mark All Saints Day.
“We ask God to convert the
hearts of terrorists and free the
world of hatred and of mad murder
that abuses the name of God to
disseminate death,” he added.
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BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
300 migrants
rescued at sea
Man held over
theft of war files
Libyan coastguards have
rescued 299 African migrants,
including 40 women and 19
children, on two rubber boats
in the Mediterranean Sea east
of the capital, Tripoli.
The migrants were rescued
on Tuesday. Libya has become
one of the main migrant transit
points to Europe as traffickers
exploit the chaos there
following the 2011 uprising.
The UN migration agency says
more than 149,000 migrants
have entered Europe by sea in
2017, less than half the figure
from the previous year. AP
A Bosnian Serb man has been
arrested for trying to sell an original
document from the 1995 Dayton
peace agreement which ended
Bosnia’s war. The document had gone
missing a decade ago.
Bosnian media said Zeljko Kuntos,
who once worked as driver for a
former parliamentary speaker in
Sarajevo, was caught trying to sell
the document for 100,000 Bosnian
marka (£45,000).
The US-brokered peace treaty that
ended the war was reached at a US
air base in Dayton, Ohio, in November
1995 by the then presidents of Bosnia,
Serbia and Croatia. REUTERS
Data of 46 million
phone users
offered for sale
By Rozanna Latiff
IN KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia is investigating an
attempt to sell online the data
of 46 million mobile phone
users, in what appears to be
one of the largest-ever leaks of
customer data in Asia.
Postcard
From...
Kuala Lumpur
During two decades of living
in the shadows in Malaysia,
Syaedah Bi, a Rohingya
refugee, had no outlet to speak
of her day-to-day struggles.
Without the legal right
to work or access to public
schools, the 21-year-old –
who was smuggled out of
Myanmar as a baby to escape
persecution – passed her days
in the Malaysian capital simply
“eating and sleeping”. Finally
that has changed.
Ms Bi and a small group
of refugees have banded
together to form the Rohingya
Women Theatre, where their
voices are heard and they
Saudi-led air strike kills 29
in attack on market hotel
By AhmedAl-Haj
LIBYA
MALAYSIA
YEMEN
The data breach, believed
to affect almost the entire
population of Malaysia, was
first reported last month by
Lowyat, a local technology
website. It said it had received a
tip-off that someone was trying
to sell databases of personal
information on its forums.
The leaked data included
lists of mobile phone numbers,
identification card numbers,
home addresses, and SIM card
data of 46.2 million customers
from at least 12 Malaysian
mobile phone and mobile virtual
network operators. REUTERS
have found some solace. “I’m
so happy. This is the first
time we are able to tell our
stories,” said Ms Bi, after one
of her first performances in
Kuala Lumpur.
“These are real experiences
that we have been through,
we would like people to know
these stories.”
The theatre is the first of
its kind in Malaysia, which
hosts about 150,000 refugees,
more than a third of them
Rohingya Muslims. Violence
has pushed more than 600,000
Rohingya to seek refuge in
Bangladesh since late August,
but the group has been fleeing
persecution for decades to
countries such as Pakistan,
India, Malaysia and Thailand.
The Rohingya Women
Theatre is hoping to tackle
these problems. REUTERS
Beh Lih Yi
A suspected air strike by the Saudiled coalition fighting Shia rebels in
Yemen has killed at least 29 people,
including children.
The attack came only days after
Saudi officials at an international
conference trumpeted the kingdom’s
plans to modernise and give greater
respect to human rights.
Abdellah al-Ezi, the health chief in
northern Yemen’s Saada province,
said the bombs struck a small hotel
in a market in the town of Saada,
wounding 28 other people. The
province, which borders Saudi
Yemeni officials said some of the dead
in the town of Saada were children
Arabia, is a stronghold of the Iranbacked rebels, known as Houthis.
News footage showed a bulldozer
removing wreckage and debris from
the site of the air strike. Ahmed
Mohammed, a witness, insisted
there were no Houthi fighters in the
hotel. “This is an act of aggression
by the Americans, the Saudis, and
the Zionists, and by God’s will we
will take revenge one day,” he said.
“And even if we don’t get revenge, our
children will.”
The Saudi-led coalition did not
immediately respond to requests
for comment. International rights
groups have accused it of bombing
civilian gatherings, markets,
hospitals and residential areas across
Yemen since its air campaign against
the Houthis began in March 2015. AP
Sikh and
ye shall
fight
Sikh boys demonstrate
their skills in the martial
art of gatka – a form of
combat-training in which
wooden sticks are used
to simulate swords – at
a religious festival in the
northern Indian city of
Jammu yesterday. This
Saturday, Sikhs around
the world will celebrate
the anniversary of the
birth of the founder of
Sikhism, Guru Nanak.
CHANNI ANAND/AP
UNITED STATES
Navajo council vetoes Grand Canyon aerial tram
Leaders of a native American tribe
have voted against multimilliondollar plans to build an aerial tram at
the Grand Canyon.
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council
voted 16-2 during a special session in
opposition of the legislation, which
could have seen a 1.4-mile line built
from the rim of the canyon to the
bank of the Colorado River.
Critics, including Navajo families
who hold grazing permits and leases
to build homes in the area,attended to
urge the council to oppose the project
as the debate finally got under way on
Tuesday afternoon.
They said the area was sacred
and the proposed development
would mar the landscape where the
Colorado River meets the blue-green
waters of the Little Colorado River.
They later declared victory over
what they termed as a “monster”.
Environmentalists has also decried
the measure. AP
SAUDI ARABIA
GAZA STRIP
COLOMBIA
Kingdom fights
cyber attacks
Hamas gives up Ex-rebel leader to
its border posts run for president
Saudi Arabia has set up a cyber
security authority and named
the minister of state, Musaed
al-Aiban, as its chairman.
The National Authority for
Cyber Security will include the
state security and intelligence
chiefs, the deputy interior
minister and assistant to the
defence minister.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s
largest oil exporter, has suffered
frequent cyber attacks. REUTERS
Hamas has begun ceding control of
theGaza Strip’sborder crossingswith
Israel and Egypt to the Palestinian
Authority led by President Mahmoud
Abbas, under an agreement brokered
by Cairo to end a decade of schism.
Palestinians hope that the
reconciliation deal agreed last month
will ease economic restrictions
on Gaza and enable more fruitful
negotiations on their goal of setting
up an independent state, which is
opposed by Israel. REUTERS
By Felicia Fonseca
A former rebel commander,
Rodrigo Londono, will run for the
presidency of Colombia in next
year’s election, the country’s now
demobilised guerrilla movement
has announced.
The announcement was
made by leaders of the political
movement started by the
now-disbanded Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colombia.
Mr Londono is better known by
his alias, Timochenko. AP
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Climbers ascend
Uluru, which was
handed back to its
aboriginal owners
in 1985 GETTY
AUSTRALIA
‘This is not Disneyland’:
climbers banned at Uluru
By Tom Lansdell
Climbing the dramatic rock
formation at Uluru, formerly known
as Ayer’s Rock, is to be banned
within two years in recognition
of the landmark’s sanctity among
NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam bans ‘beer bikes’
By Tom Lansdell
“Beer bikes” have been banned
from the streets of Amsterdam
following years of reports
of drunk and disorderly
behaviour by tourists.
The modified group
bicycles, which allow
users to cycle through the
city centre while seated
around a bar table while
drinks are served, have
proven popular for group
celebrations such as stag parties.
But this week an Amsterdam
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court ordered operators to stop
renting out the cycles, branding
them “a nuisance” and a “public
order problem” that has led
to numerous incidents of
public drunkenness and
lewd behaviour.
The order follows
growing opposition
from Amsterdam
residents, who last
year delivered a 6,000name petition to the
city council calling for a
ban on what they dubbed a
“terrible phenomenon”.
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Bad weather and safety
fears have led to frequent
closure of Uluru over the past
12 months. Since the 1950s, at
least 35 people have been killed
climbing the landmark.
Booing Chinese
national anthem
to be penalised
Hong Kong will try to enact “as
soon as possible” a law penalising
people who boo the Chinese
national anthem, an official said
yesterday. Critics said the move
undermined the Chinese-ruled
city’s autonomy and freedoms.
In recent years, Hong Kong fans
have booed and turned
their backs on their
team (left) when the
Chinese anthem is
played at World Cup
qualifiers, mirroring
more recent US
protests with football
players kneeling
during the American
national anthem.
China has passed a
law which states that showing
disrespect to the anthem could
result in lengthy prison terms.
The law is in force in China but has
yet to be extended to Hong Kong.
Patrick Nip, the Hong Kong
Secretary for Constitutional and
Mainland Affairs, said the city
had a constitutional obligation
to follow up the move by China’s
largely rubber-stamp parliament.
“We will do it as soon as
possible,” he said. REUTERS
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A radio journalist serving a 25-year
sentence for conspiracy has escaped
from prison in Rwanda.
Cassien Ntamuhanga broke out of
Nyanza jail with two other inmates by
using ropes to climb over a wall.
Rights groups were outraged in
2015 when Mr Ntamuhanga was
accused and sentenced for allegedly
plotting against the government,
complicity in a terrorist act and
conspiracy to murder.
The journalist at Amazing Grace
radio had denied the charges.
Australia’s indigenous peoples.
The aboriginal landowners, the
Anangu tribe, have always refused
to climb the Unesco world heritage
site and consider it a holy place.
Following the death of an
important indigenous figure, the
site of the red monolith in UluruKata Tjuta National Park, near Alice
Springs, is often closed to climbers
as a mark of respect. In 2010, the
park’s management board indicated
that it would make Uluru completely
off-limits to climbers if fewer were
making the trip and other park
experiences were attracting visitors.
It has now been announced that
the last day for legal climbing will be
26 October 2019 – the anniversary
of the date in 1985 when the land
and the rock were handed back
to their aboriginal owners. One of
the landowners, Sammy Wilson,
said yesterday: “It is an extremely
important place, not a playground
or theme park like Disneyland.”
Mr Wilson, who is the park board’s
chairman, said that visitors would
still be welcomed by tribal peoples.
“We are not stopping tourism, just
this activity,” he added.
Figures from Parks Australia
show that only 16 per cent of visitors
climbed the rock between 2011 and
2015, compared with 74 per cent in
the 1990s. About 300,000 people
visit the national park each year,
with Australians and then Japanese
most likely to climb Uluru.
However, not everyone supports
the ban on climbing. Last year,
the chief minister of the Northern
Territory, Adam Giles, decribed the
proposed ban as “ludicrous”.
“We should explore the idea of
creating a climb with stringent
safety conditions and rules enforcing
spiritual respect,” said Mr Giles, who
is himself aboriginal.
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s any parent whose
child has just started
school for the first
time will attest, finding
out what your little
one has been up to all day is like
getting blood out of a stone. Often
the response is a shrug, or a simple
(and frustrating), “nothing”. But
there is a very good reason they’re
so non-committal, says Shona
Goodall, a clinical psychologist at
Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS
Trust. “They’re really, really tired
and they don’t always show it or
tell you. And, generally at age four,
they can’t hold in mind anything
they’ve done through the day, so as
a parent, don’t be put off.”
Instead of asking direct
questions, suggests Goodall – one
of the new faces on Channel 4’s
returning series The Secret Life Of
4 And 5 Year Olds – it is better to
engage them with a prompt or an
observation: “If they’re smiling,
you might say, ‘You look like you’ve
had a good day’, and then leave
it and see what they say, or you
might say, ‘You’re looking a bit
tired, shall we get you a snack?’
More of a commentary to try and
engage them is what I find tends to
help with a tired child.”
Here, Goodall answers
some pressing
questions about what
is really going on in
their heads...
HOW CAN PARENTS
BEST SUPPORT A
CHILD’S LEARNING AT
AGES FOUR AND FIVE?
It is about encouragement
and how you word it. It is
important to catch children in the
act of doing something. Rather
than saying, “That was great”,
and it was 10 minutes or an hour
ago, you want to catch them in
the act. As they get older, you
can praise them afterwards a lot
more easily and they will hold
that information in their mind.
So, if they are sitting and being
really quiet, you might want to
put your hand on their shoulder,
catch their attention and give
them a little stroke and say, “Aw,
you’re sitting really well” – there
is something about the “-ing”
action that encourages someone
to keep doing something.
Children really respond to being
noticed in the moment.
AT WHAT AGE DO
CHILDREN START
LEARNING TO SHARE?
Sharing comes along with theory
of mind, which is that ability to
know that you have an idea that
is different from somebody else’s.
There’s an age at which children
will just share because they have
been told to, but they might not
necessarily understand why.
And there is an age at which
theory of mind comes on board
and they start to understand
what the meaning of sharing is,
and then around seven and eight,
they start to understand the
equality and morals of sharing. So,
it happens in layers across time,
and the depth of understanding
around what sharing means
changes over time.
Children start to realise “when
somebody didn’t share with me,
I didn’t like it, so I will share with
them because they’re my friend”.
And that varies from around
age four to about six. So, some of
our four-year-olds can be quite
advanced and some of our fouryear-olds can be quite delayed, but
there is nothing to worry about as
they will all get there eventually.
WHY DOES MY CHILD APPEAR
TO BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY
WHEN I’M NOT AROUND?
We all behave differently in
different settings as grown-ups,
so I would behave differently at
work than I would on a night out.
We learn from a really young
age about what is appropriate,
what can we push and what isn’t
appropriate. Some people we can
really be ourselves with and show
our whole range of emotions to,
and in other situations, we really
SCIENCE
Could Mars prove a frontier
too far for the human brain?
Exposure to low levels of gravity for long periods may
cause neurological damage, reports Tom Bawden
T
he dream of sending
people to Mars could
be dashed after
researchers found that
exposing astronauts to
low levels of gravity for prolonged
periods may give them serious
brain damage. Scientists in the US
discovered that “microgravity”
causes pressure changes in the
brain and spinal fluid, impairing
the function of neurons that
control movement of the body
and key mental processes such as
reasoning and solving problems.
As a Mars round trip is likely to
take at least three years, scientists
are now questioning whether such
a mission would be desirable, or
even possible, if the astronauts
suffered severe brain damage.
“Could a human even survive
that long in a reduced gravity
environment? These long-duration
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Writing a book on
gender inequality is like
painting Forth Bridge
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Relaxing and having fun
strengthens the connection
between parent and child,
says Shona Goodall (inset left)
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can’t and probably shouldn’t. Even
children as young as four and five
know that in front of their teachers,
or other children, they shouldn’t
really show all of themselves.
They are starting to learn that,
and we are trying to teach them
about private and public places,
so it is no surprise to me when
children behave differently in
different settings.
HOW IMPORTANT IS PLAY?
I see huge benefits from parents
who have played with their
children. Relaxing and having
fun strengthens the connection
between parent and child and
then, whatever happens, you’ve
got a child who will be able to
come to you, which mitigates
against any stress.
You cannot underestimate the
importance of endorphins and
flights take a big toll on the
astronauts,” said Donna Roberts,
a neuroradiologist at the Medical
University of South Carolina.
Her team examined the brains
and muscular responses of
participants who stayed in
bed for 90 days and were
required to keep their
heads continuously
tilted in a downward
position in order to
simulate the effects
of microgravity.
Dr Roberts used
magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) scans
to evaluate the motor
cortex – which controls
voluntary muscular activity
– before, during and after the
volunteers’ bed rest.
She found a “crowding” in the
“happy hormones” and how they
offset the balance of stress. Have
relaxed times, moments where
there’s no pressure to do anything
other than to be with each other. If
you are having fun moments, you
are more likely to help your child
understand that stress does not
have to be all-encompassing. You
are role-modelling that, OK, there
is stress, but it can be managed.
You cannot protect your
children against some of the big life
stresses, such as exams, but if they
have a parent they know they can
relax with and somewhere they can
call home and where they belong,
all children benefit from that.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF
I WORRY ABOUT THEIR
DEVELOPMENT?
If they are under five, speak to
the health visitor, because they
top of the brain as the bumps and
depressions that give its folded
appearance moved closer together,
and this intensified the longer a
person stayed in bed. Dr Roberts
then analysed MRI scans from
Nasa astronauts which
backed up her previous
findings, establishing
that significant
changes in brain
structure occurred
during long periods
in space.
A journey to Mars
can take three to six
months at the very
least. In order to reduce
travel time Earth and the
Red Planet need to be favourably
alligned in their orbits, which
occurs only about every two years.
During this two-year period, crew
are very good at those stages, and
then over five, your GP. They will
talk you through it and if need
be, they can refer you to a service
that can help to identify what
might be going on.
But sometimes it is important
not to compare your children too
much to their friends because of
the huge individual differences
that can happen with children.
Sometimes, your friend might not
tell you, but when you finally ask,
they might say, “Yeah, my child
does that.”
Have some compassion and
be a bit gentler. The world’s very
fast-paced and children have a
massive job to do and parents
have a massive job to do, but try to
remember to have fun.
‘The Secret Life of 4 And 5 Year Olds’
is on Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday
members would remain on Mars,
where gravity is just one-third that
of Earth’s, according to Dr Roberts.
Meanwhile, the gravitational force
in space on the journey there and
back is tiny compared to our planet.
Although the research could
prove to be a setback in mankind’s
quest to visit Mars, all is not lost
because most of the study’s findings
relate to periods of three months
or less, so it is not clear whether
astronauts’ brains would continue
to deteriorate or reach a plateau,
and how long damage might last.
“We don’t know if the adverse
effects on the body continue to
progress or if they stabilise over
some time in space,” Dr Roberts
reported in the New England
Journal of Medicine. “These are the
questions that we are interested
in addressing.”
magine that a Martian falls
to Earth tonight. Let’s say
Martians are sexless and
unaccustomed to genderbased difference on their
own planet. Our alien friend could
arrive anywhere in our world,
on any continent in a rich, poor,
urban or rural environment. What
discrimination or oppression
would they notice everywhere and
most of all?
This is the basic premise for
my new book Of Women: In the
21st Century. I do my very best to
follow in the footsteps of Mary
Wollstonecraft, the Pankhursts,
Simone de Beauvoir, Germaine
Greer (pictured) and so may other
brave feminist thinkers who have
made the argument for radical
action for greater gender justice.
Emotive language is not to be
used lightly so I have thought very
carefully about my contention that
this form of discrimination and
oppression is nothing short of an
apartheid – but not one limited to a
single country or period in history.
Instead it is millennial in duration,
and global in reach. As a result, only
fundamental changes in attitudes
and policy will even begin to scratch
the surface of this ancient wrong.
In particular, I argue for gender
budgeting and tax and spend
policy allowing for women’s
contributions to society
finally to count, and for
positive discrimination
in the many areas
of work that remain
segregated along
gender lines.
The problem with
a project like this is that
it is like painting the Forth
Bridge. Shortly before my editing
was complete, the BBC unequal
presenter pay disgrace emerged.
We await to hear what the
corporation proposes to do about
it or indeed what level of solidarity
some of our male national treasures
are prepared to show for their
female colleagues.
Even later and too late for this
book (but not many others, I feel
confident), just as my freshly printed
copies were leaving the warehouse
for shops, the decades-long Harvey
Weinstein abuse scandal finally
broke. Then of course, a flurry of
press releases about what US elites
did and “did not know” was being
perpetrated under their noses by
one of their own.
This was followed, alarmingly
(though perhaps predictably),
by a wave of allegations around
sexual harassment and abuse in
Westminster. When it comes to the
poor treatment of women in every
sphere of life worldwide, excuses for
looking the other way have become
second nature to so many of both the
first and even the second sex.
I am not saying that the cup
is empty, just that the pace of its
filling is woefully slow. Women
vote, fight and own property and
power in many parts of the world
but an unbowed misogynist took
the keys to the White House from
a woman who once seemed a near
inevitable first female leader of the
“free world”.
And in so many places women
learn, earn, influence and govern
less and suffer more, whether
from the petty but dehumanising
indignities of casual objectification,
or from the emotional, sexual and
physical violence that dulls and
even snuffs out so many of their
lives. I look at this through the
lenses of pre-birth gender selection,
and childhood, political and media
representation, wealth, health,
the home and education, security
and faith.
This is a radical moment in world
politics. The women’s cause cannot
be a niche interest. It has to be part
of mainstream progressive politics
or yet again this greatest human
rights abuse will be sidelined.
A NATION OF FOOD BANKS
This month, I visited Oxfam’s
headquarters just outside
Oxford where I had the
privilege of talking to
many of the staff who
work on research
and campaigning.
I was distressed to
hear their tales of the
rise in the numbers of
and need for food banks
in our country – one of the
wealthiest in the world. They say
that the Government keeps fobbing
them off with the idea that people
only use them because they exist
and not because of desperate need.
I wonder what planet some of
these people are living on. They
should visit my local supermarket
where the fresh fish and meat
counter is now locked. An attendant
with keys like a prison warden will
supervise you while you make your
choice. Think about it. A homeless
person would not steal raw meat and
fish as they would not be able to cook
it. And an organised criminal could
hardly steal and repackage enough
of these small labelled food parcels
to sell them on for a profit.
So people who are resorting to
stealing this kind of food must be
doing it to take home and cook for
their families. Even Mrs Thatcher
didn’t preside over a nation of food
banks next to investment banks.
‘Of Women: In the 21st Century’
by Shami Chakrabarti is out now
(Allen Lane, £20)
Television Thursday 2 November
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
Exodus: Our Journey
Continues
9pm, BBC2
A follow-up to last year’s eyeopening documentary in which
cameras were put in the hands of a
sprinkling of the 1.5 million refugees
and migrants who have arrived in
Europe since 2015. “I am a ghost in a
prison,” says Dame, from Ethiopia, of
his 17 months in the UK. But that is
still a distant dream for Ali and
Sharin, newlyweds from Afghanistan,
who spent last month camping on
the streets of Thessaloniki waiting
for smugglers to transport them
across the Greek border into
Macedonia and Serbia. Indeed, the
situation has deteriorated since the
last film, with frontiers closing and
public opinion on migrants turning.
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Harry Styles At The BBC
8pm, BBC1
The One Direction member most
likely to enjoy a long solo career
performs songs from his debut
album, and tells Nick Grimshaw
about his acting ambitions after his
minor role in the movie Dunkirk.
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The Big Family
Cooking Showdown
8pm, BBC2
Zoë Ball mysteriously “couldn’t be
here” for the final of the BBC’s
attempt to fill the Bake Off-sized
hole in its schedules, although that
cavern remains largely hollow after
this… well… half-baked alternative.
That leaves Nadiya Hussain to hold
the fort as the final trio of families
– from West Yorkshire, Oxfordshire
and Birmingham – has to cook a
three-course dinner for 10 people.
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The Ganges With Sue Perkins
9pm, BBC1
The quick-witted presenter reaches
journey’s end in Patna and Kolkata,
where schoolgirls are learning
engineering skills while their less
fortunate sisters are experiencing
sexual harassment on the streets.
Perkins also goes on patrol with the
rangers protecting the Bengal tiger.
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Ross Kemp Behind Bars:
Inside Barlinnie
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 Dickinson’s Real
Deal (R) (S). 3.00 Tenable
(S). 3.59 ITV Regional
Weather (S). 4.00 Tipping
Point (S). 5.00 The Chase
(S).
6.20 The King Of
Queens (R) (S). 7.10
The King Of Queens
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
(S). 8.00 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Hotel Hell (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
My Kitchen Rules (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun (R) (S).
4.00 Coast Vs Country (S).
5.00 Four In A Bed (S). 5.30
Steph And Dom’s One Star
To Five Star (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
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Hotel Inspector Returns
(R) (S). 1.10 Access (S).
1.15 Home And Away (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S). 2.15
NCIS (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
The Christmas Heart
(Gary Yates 2012) Drama,
starring Teri Polo (S).
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Neighbours (R) (S).
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Six; Weather (S).
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News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (S).
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Dancing – It
Takes Two (S).
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News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Groundskeeper
Willie is forced
to move in with
the family (R)
(S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Irene discovers
Olivia has
raided her trust
fund (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Topical stories
(S).
7.30 EastEnders
A shaken Tina
returns to the
Vic (S).
7.00 The Super-Rich
And Us Part two
of two. Jacques
Peretti looks
at claims of
inequality (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Paddy is under
pressure (S).
7.30 Fast Food: The
Big Fat Truth –
Tonight (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.55 Annalesha’s
Story: Stand Up
To Cancer (S).
8pm
8.00 Harry Styles
At The BBC The
singer chats to
Nick Grimshaw
and performs
a selection of
songs (S).
8.00 The Big Family
Cooking
Showdown
Three families
compete in the
final. Last in the
series (S).
8.00 Emmerdale
Rhona
confronts her
feelings (S).
8.30 Paul O’Grady:
For The Love
Of Dogs (S).
9.00 The Ganges
With Sue
Perkins Sue is
reunited with
an old friend in
Kolkata. Last in
the series (S).
9.00 Exodus: Our
Journey
Continues
New series.
The stories of
refugees (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Question Time
(S).
Daytime
6.00 The Hairy Builder
(R) (S). 6.30 Countryfile
Autumn Diaries (R) (S).
7.15 Getting The Builders
In (R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
See Hear On Tour: Helsinki
(S). 8.30 Sign Zone: Caught
Red Handed (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics
(S). 1.00 The Code (R) (S).
1.45 The Planners (R) (S).
2.45 Family Finders (S).
3.15 The Railway: Keeping
Britain On Track (R) (S).
4.15 Back In Time For
Dinner (R) (S). 5.15 Flog
It! (R) (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
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9pm, ITV
Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine and now
Ross Kemp Behind Bars – ITV does
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Countryfile Autumn
Diaries (S). 10.00 Homes
Under The Hammer (S).
11.00 Getting The Builders
In (S). 11.45 Fugitives (R)
(S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt
(R) (S). 1.00 BBC News At
One; Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
Impossible (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
Money For Nothing (R) (S).
4.30 Antiques Road Trip
(R) (S). 5.15 Pointless (S).
like a grabby title for its celebrityfronted documentaries. Usually
found on Sky 1 and the frontlines
opposite the Taliban, Isis and other
trouble-makers, Kemp now has what
must seem like a holiday for him,
spending 10 days inside HMP
Barlinnie in Glasgow, arriving rather
dramatically in handcuffs before
working with convicts in the kitchen,
joining a security team searching the
cells for drugs and being confronted
by an arsenal of home-made
weapons. He also speaks to a
murderer preparing for life on the
outside, as well as a sex offender.
The History Of Comedy
9pm, Sky Arts
The fact that it largely ignores
the not-unimportant British
Harry Styles performs
live, ‘At The BBC’
8pm, BBC1
6.00 The Cube (R) (S). 6.50
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 7.15
Dinner Date (R) (S). 8.00
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.30
Coronation Street (R) (S).
9.00 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.30 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
10.20 Dinner Date (R) (S).
11.20 Dress To Impress
(R) (S). 12.20 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.50 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.20
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.50 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (S). 2.45 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 3.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
4.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
singletons try
to impress
dental nurse
Cece in Cardiff
(R) (S).
The actor and tough guy
Ross Kemp tries a spot
of jail time in Glasgow’s
Barlinnie prison
9pm, ITV
Families face their final
cooking showdown
8pm, BBC2
7.00 All New Traffic
Cops Criminals
using back
roads to operate
under cover of
darkness (R) (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days News and
analysis from
Washington DC
and London (S).
7.30 Top Of The Pops:
1984 (R) (S).
7.20 FILM: Airplane
II: The Sequel
(Ken Finkleman
1982) Disaster
movie spoof,
with Robert
Hays (S).
8.00 The Supervet
A Great Dane
comes to the
clinic needing
major spinal
surgery (S).
8.00 BargainLoving Brits In
Blackpool B&B
owner Chris
gets ready to
welcome a hen
party (S).
8.00 Jim Clark: The
Quiet Champion
Profile of the
two-time
Formula One
champion (R) (S).
9.00 Ross Kemp
Behind Bars:
Inside Barlinnie
Ross Kemp
experiences
prison life in
Glasgow (S).
9.00 First Dates:
Celebrity
Special For
SU2C Stars
embark on dates
with members
of the public (S).
9.00 Rich House,
Poor House
Families from
Orpington and
Bromley swap
homes for a
week (S).
9.00 The Most
Courageous
Raid Of WWII
A commando
attack on
enemy shipping
in 1942 (R) (S).
10.00MOTD: The
Premier League
Show Magazine
show featuring
news and
highlights (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.40 After The News
Hosted by Nick
Ferrari (S).
10.00The Great
British Bake Off:
An Extra Slice
(S).
10.50 A Summer To
Save My Life (S).
10.00Bad Habits, Holy
Orders The
women work
with the young
homeless (S).
10.00The Somme:
Secret
Tunnel Wars
Navigating a
tunnel network
beneath the
battlefield (R) (S).
11.45 This Week The
past seven days
in politics (S).
11.15 Louis Theroux:
Talking To
Anorexia The
reporter meets
patients at
eating disorder
facilities (S).
11.15 Uefa Europa
League
Highlights A
round-up of the
matchday four
fixtures (S).
11.55 Gogglebox
Shows under
scrutiny include
The X Factor
and The Ganges
With Sue Perkins
(R) (S).
11.05 Borderline
Two coffins get
mixed up at the
airport (S).
11.35 Borderline
Proctor gives
up drinking (S).
11.00 Empire Of The
Seas: How The
Navy Forged
The Modern
World The role
of the Royal
Navy (R) (S).
11.15 FILM: Joe (David
Gordon Green
2013) Drama,
starring Nicolas
Cage (S).
11.15 Family Guy
Stewie tries
out his new
teleportation
machine (R) (S).
11.40 American Dad!
(R) (S).
12.35 BBC News (S).
12.15 Peaky Blinders (R)
(S). 1.15 Sign Zone: See
Hear On Tour: Helsinki
(R) (S). 1.45 The Human
Body: Secrets Of Your Life
Revealed (R) (S). 2.45 This
Farming Life (R) (S). 3.45
This Is BBC Two (S).
12.20 Jackpot247 3.00
Fast Food: The Big Fat
Truth – Tonight (R). 3.25
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.55 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo 1.50 Is Britain
Full?: Dispatches 2.20
Unreported World 2.50
Grand Designs Australia
3.45 Phil Spencer: Secret
Agent 4.40 Best Of Both
Worlds 5.35 Countdown
12.00 SuperCasino (S).
3.10 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit (R) (S). 4.00
Tribal Teens (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
House Busters (R) (S). 5.35
Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
12.00 Top Of The Pops:
1984 (R) (S). 12.40 The Man
Who Discovered Egypt
(R) (S). 1.40 Jim Clark: The
Quiet Champion (R) (S).
2.40 I Know Who You Are
(R) (S). 4.00 Close
1.35 FILM: Suzanne (Katell
Quillevere 2013) Romantic
drama, starring Sara
Forestier (S). 3.35 Close
12.10 American Dad! (R)
(S). 12.40 American Dad!
(R) (S). 1.10 Celebrity
Showmance (R) (S). 2.05
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 2.30
Teleshopping
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Top
100 Talent
Harry Hill
narrates a
countdown of
100 clips (R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Charlie
lands himself
in a difficult
situation (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Red 2
(Dean Parisot
2013) Action
thriller sequel,
starring Bruce
Willis (S).
9.00 Bromans The
remaining men
compete in
the Emperor’s
Games. Last in
the series (S).
10.00Celebrity
Juice With Ed
Sheeran (S).
10.50 Family Guy Meg
is threatened by
an unstable new
pupil (R) (S).
NEWS
2-27
contribution to parody and satire
rather limits the scope of this week’s
episode of an otherwise superior
series, that takes us from Airplane!
and Spinal Tap to Saturday Night Live
and The Simpsons.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
A Summer To Save My Life
10.50pm, Channel 4
Immunotherapy is a pioneering new
cancer treatment that aims to boost
the body’s natural defences to fight
the disease; showing success in
trial phases, it often has fewer
debilitating side effects than
chemotherapy. This documentary in
the Stand Up To Cancer season
follows a small group of patients
over one summer as they undergo
the treatment at the Royal Marsden
NHS Foundation Trust in London.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
1.35am, Film4
(Katell Quillévéré, 2013)
Spanning 25 years in the lives of
Suzanne, who is a wayward young
French single mother, her sister,
their widowed lorry-driver father
and the man who leads her astray,
this watchful, non-judgemental,
beautifully controlled and tender
slice of poetic realism shows us how
easily, and with how little of their
own input, a person’s life can be
derailed. The young writer-director
Quillévéré does a remarkably elegant
job of distilling so much story into
90 minutes, and without a hint of
melodrama. Every performance is
very well-judged and completely
naturalistic, but you can’t take your
eyes off Sara Forestier as Suzanne.
8pm, Sky Cinema Select
(Ron Shelton, 1992)
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson
play a couple of hustlers on the public
basketball courts of LA, who team up
for a while before competing egos
and ambitions threaten to destroy
the partnership. A well-written,
perceptive and funny buddy movie.
Suzanne
White Men Can’t Jump
===
Reservoir Dogs
10pm, ITV4
(Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
Tarantino’s highly influential debut
shows off his command of foulmouthed vernacular and confident
way with genre material, a bold
approach to storytelling and a black,
almost sadistic, sense of humour.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.55
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 8.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.25
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.15
Inspector Morse (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.40 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.45 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Charmed (R) (S). 9.00 Rules
Of Engagement (R) (S).
9.30 Rules Of Engagement
(R) (S). 10.00 Black-ish
(R) (S). 10.30 Black-ish (R)
(S). 11.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 11.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 12.00 New Girl (R) (S).
12.30 New Girl (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 2.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
4.00 New Girl (R) (S). 4.30
New Girl (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30
Stage School (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 FILM: Sherlock
Holmes: Terror By Night
(Roy William Neill 1946)
Mystery, starring Basil
Rathbone (S). 10.50 A Place
In The Sun: Winter Sun
(R) (S). 11.55 Time Team (R)
(S). 12.55 Time Team (R) (S).
2.00 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
2.30 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
3.05 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
3.35 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
4.10 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 5.50 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat The
vicar’s wife is
murdered (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Howard
takes advantage
of Sheldon
(R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
Noel treats a
puppy using
groundbreaking
cell treatment
(R) (S).
6.00 Futurama Fry
tries to save
Earth from
invading brain
spawn (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R).
6.00 House
A personal
trainer
collapses while
filming an
exercise DVD
(R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica’s
friend becomes
the prime
suspect in a
murder case
(R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks
The Osbornes
try to mend
their broken
family (S).
7.30 Streetmate
(R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A modern
farmhouse with
an open-plan
party pad
upstairs (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Lisa discovers
her mother
was an A-grade
student (R).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A womanising
dwarf is found
dead (R) (S).
8.00 Foyle’s War
A murder at
a psychiatric
hospital
produces no
shortage of
suspects (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
and Amy
struggle to pick
a date (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.00 Arrow Oliver
reaches out to
a surprising
source for help
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
A rehabilitated
criminal is
implicated in
a new murder
investigation
(R) (S).
10.05 Lewis Featurelength episode.
An elderly don
is killed on the
night of his
release from
prison (R) (S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.10 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
i THURSDAY
2 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
6.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
6.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
7.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
7.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
8.00 It’s Me Or The Dog
(R) (S). 8.30 It’s Me Or The
Dog (R) (S). 9.00 The Dog
Whisperer (R) (S). 9.30
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
10.00 Dogs: An Amazing
Animal Family (R) (S).
11.00 Modern Family (R)
(S). 11.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Fish Town (R) (S). 7.00
Richard E Grant’s Hotel
Secrets (R) (S). 8.00 Urban
Secrets (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 Radio 1’s Takeover With
Anne-Marie 10.00 BBC Radio
1’s Residency – Deadmau5
12mdn’t BBC Radio 1’s
Residency – Will Atkinson 1.00
Toddla T 4.00 Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
7am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Sian Anderson 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Sian Anderson
7.00 MistaJam 10.00 Seani B
1am Toddla T 4.00 Toddla T
BBC Radio 2
9.00 2 Broke Girls
Max and
Caroline plan to
attract a more
sophisticated
clientele (S).
9.30 GameFace (S).
9.00 The Three Day
Nanny A twoyear-old who
bangs his head
against the wall
in frustration
(S).
9.00 Living The
Dream New
series. Comedy
drama, starring
Philip Glenister
and Lesley
Sharp (S).
9.00 Tin Star The
truth about Jack
Devlin’s past is
revealed.
10.00The
Inbetweeners
(R) (S).
10.30 The
Inbetweeners
Will organises
the prom (R) (S).
10.0024 Hours
In A&E An
11-year-old is
rushed to A&E
after being hit
by a motorbike
(R) (S).
10.00The Russell
Howard
Hour Topical
comedy and
entertainment
show (S).
10.00Vice Principals
Russell’s
birthday bash
is marred by a
revelation (S).
10.35 Room 104 (S).
11.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.30 The Big Bang
Theory Amy’s
apartment
floods (R) (S).
11.05 The Handmaid’s
Tale Serena Joy
makes Offred
a surprising
proposition (R)
(S).
11.00 The Simpsons
Lisa embraces
her creative side
at a performing
arts camp (R).
11.30 The Simpsons
(R).
11.10 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver
(R) (S).
11.45 Curb Your
Enthusiasm
(R) (S).
12.00 Rude Tube (R) (S).
1.05 The Inbetweeners
(R) (S). 2.10 GameFace (R)
(S). 2.40 2 Broke Girls (R)
(S). 3.05 First Dates (R) (S).
4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(R) (S). 4.25 Black-ish (R) (S).
4.50 Charmed (R) (S).
12.15 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.15 The Three Day Nanny
(R) (S). 2.15 24 Hours In
A&E (R) (S). 3.20 8 Out Of
10 Cats Uncut (R) (S). 3.55
Close
12.00 A League Of Their
Own (R). 1.00 The Force:
North East (R). 2.00 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 3.00 Brit Cops: War On
Crime (R) (S). 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R) (S). 5.00
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
12.25 Dice (R). 1.00 Tin
Star (R). 2.00 Ray Donovan
(R) (S). 3.15 Californication
(R). 3.50 Californication (R).
4.25 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.10 The West Wing (R) (S).
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 Bob Harris Country 8.00
Radio 2 In Concert 10.00
The Radio 2 Arts Show With
Jonathan Ross 12mdn’t The
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Prehistoric
creatures weren’t
all grey or green
giant reptiles.
New evidence
could change
our view of how
they lived, writes
FiannSmithwick
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hat did dinosaurs
really look like?
Working out what
colour dinosaurs
were was once
thought impossible. But recent
discoveries about how colour-producing pigments are preserved
in fossils has allowed palaeontologists to reconstruct some
dinosaurs’ colour patterns. And
by better understanding what dinosaurs looked like, we can learn
more about their behaviour and
the environments they lived in.
The popular image of dinosaurs
is of solid green or brown giant
scaly lizards. My colleagues and
I have been studying the colour
patterns of a small, feathered,
meat-eating dinosaur known as
Sinosauropteryx from the Early
Cretaceous period in what is now
China. By mapping out the dark
pigmented plumage across the
body, we found evidence of colour
patterns associated with camouflage in living animals today.
This included counter-shading (a
dark back and light underside), a
striped tail and a “bandit mask”
stripe running across its eyes.
As well as altering our ideas
about what dinosaurs looked like,
this evidence could encourage us
to change our view of the environment Sinosauropteryx was living in
almost 130 million years ago.
The only elements of a feather
preserved in most fossils are the
structures that originally contained pigment, known as melanosomes, while the keratin that
forms the structure of the feather
decays. By identifying the types
of melanosomes, you can work
out the possible original colour of
the feathers. Previous work on the
melanosomes of Sinosauropteryx
Canwetrain
ourselvesto
havesensory
superpowers?
ByHarriet
Dempsey-Jones
suggested the dark areas of the
fossil were a rusty brown or ginger colour when the animal was
alive. In other cases, scientists
have shown that some avian (bird
ancestor) dinosaurs had mottled
and even iridescent plumage.
White feathers don’t have pigment and so aren’t preserved in
fossils. That means any apparent
gaps in the fossilised plumage
were most likely originally covered in white feathers. Using this
principle, we mapped out the dark
Wouldn’t it be great to
be able to hear what
people whispered
behind your back?
Or to read the bus
timetable from across
the street? We all
differ dramatically
in our perceptual
abilities. But can
we do something to
improve them?
Differences in
perceptual ability are
most obvious for the
more valued senses
– hearing and vision.
But some people have
enhanced abilities for
other senses, too. For
example, there are
“supertasters” among
us who perceive
tastes more strongly.
The sensory
receptors on our
bodies largely set a
limit on what we can
perceive. However,
this is not the end
of the story. Our
perception is much
more malleable than
you might expect.
The scientific field
of “perceptual
learning” is helping
us to understand
perception and how
we can enhance it.
This research
reveals that, in the
same way we can
train to improve skills
and light areas of Sinosauropteryx
to create an overall picture of the
dinosaur’s colour pattern.
The bandit mask and stripy tail,
when compared to the colours
and patterns of modern animals,
can tell us about the life of Sinosauropteryx. As descendants of theropod dinosaurs, birds are the best
example for this. They often have
facial stripes to hide their eyes,
which are key visual cues used
by predators and prey to detect
would-be attackers or a poten-
such as languages, we
can train to improve
what we can see, hear,
feel, taste and smell.
In a typical sensory
training, the trainee
is presented with
a range of sensory
stimuli that vary in
how easy they are
to perceive. Taking
touch as an example,
these might be bursts
of vibrations on the
finger pads that vary
in frequency.
The trainee
usually has to make
a judgement about
the two stimuli, such
as whether they are
the same or different.
tial meal. Eye stripes also reduce
glare and so allow animals to see
better in bright light.
Stripy tails are less well understood in living animals but they
can also serve as a form of “disruptive” camouflage, breaking up the
outline of a body part and making
it less obvious. It might also be a
form of distraction, making the
tail more obvious and drawing the
attention of predators from the
more important body and head.
We know that early tyrannosau-
Comparisons become
successively harder,
and feedback on
whether a response
is correct or not
improves learning,
as it allows people
to match what they
see or feel with
the properties of
the stimuli.
But it is also
possible to boost
perception without
actively doing
anything or even
realising it is
happening. In one
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roids (forebears to the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex) lived at the same
time as Sinosauropteryx and may
well have hunted the diminutive
dinosaur. Direct evidence, in the
form of a complete animal in the
stomach of one fossil, also shows
that Sinosauropteryx hunted small
lizards. Vision was crucial to these
hunting and hunted dinosaurs, so
it is not surprising that we see
camouflage patterns evolving.
We can also make some important judgements based on Sinosauropteryx’s counter-shading.
This is one of the most common
colour patterns seen in living
animals and helps them to hide by
both blending into the background
and by making the body look less
3D. The animal’s lighter underside
counterbalances the shadows that
its body casts across it.
Importantly, different environments have different light
conditions – so how the pigment
gradient should appear varies
with habitat. Animals living in
open habitats (such as savannahs)
often display a sharp contrast between their dark and light patches
high on the body, while those living
in closed habitats (think forests)
generally have a lower and more
gradual colour gradient.
We made 3D models of the body
of Sinosauropteryx and put them
in different virtual habitats to
see how the shadows on the body
would have looked according to
these principles. The actual colour pattern of the fossils, which
went from dark to light high up
on the body, would have been
best suited to counterbalance the
shadows from an open habitat
with lots of light.
This contrasts to previous work
on the colour of another dinosaur
from the same location, Psittacosaurus, which suggested it had
evolved to suit a closed or forested habitat. So the latest evidence
suggests the environment at the
time was more varied than previously assumed.
By reconstructing the colour patterns of Sinosauropteryx,
we have gained unique insights
into how and where it may have
lived. This has helped to build
one of the most informed and
accurate pictures of a dinosaur
ever reconstructed.
Fiann Smithwick is a PhD
candidate in palaeobiology
at the University of Bristol
example, scientists
trained participants
in a brain scanner to
generate a pattern
of brain activity
matching what would
be seen if they were
looking at particular
visual stimuli. They
gave them feedback
on how well they
were generating
this pattern – a
process known as
“neurofeedback”.
Later, participants
were asked to identify
various visual stimuli
including the one
they had “seen” in
training. They were
faster and more
accurate in reporting
the stimulus from
the training – despite
having not physically
seen it.
How much can we
expect our senses to
improve? That largely
depends on how long
and hard you train,
and how effective
your training is. It
can be substantial:
in our studies, touch
training has produced
improvements of
up to 42 per cent in
participants’ original
acuity, from just two
hours of training.
Scientists have
been hard at work
using concepts of
perceptual learning
to create brain
training apps. Some
are already available
on the web, such
as Ultimeyes, an
app designed by
perceptual learning
researchers. Maybe
soon we will have
the power to modify
our own sensory
perception in the
palm of our hand.
Harriet
Dempsey-Jones
is a postdoctoral
researcher in clinical
neurosciences at the
University of Oxford
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The student thesis that
changed our knowledge of
the birth of the universe
When Stephen Hawking’s PhD work went online, it was so popular it
crashed the site. But why was it important? JamesGeachexplains
T
he PhD thesis of
perhaps the world’s
most famous living
scientist, Professor
Stephen Hawking,
was recently made available
online. It has proved so popular
that the demand to read it
reportedly crashed its host
website when it was uploaded.
But given the complexity
of the topic – “Properties of
Expanding Universes” – and the
fact that Hawking’s book, A Brief
History of Time, is also known
as the most unread book of all
time, you might benefit from a
summary of its main result.
The final chapter is the
part that many physicists
consider the most significant.
It deals with the birth of the
universe itself, and is simply
titled “Singularities”.
The major achievement
of Hawking’s thesis was to
effectively show that the Big
Bang theory of how the universe
began from a single point was
physically possible.
The concept that the universe
started a finite time ago in a
Big Bang is now an accepted
scientific fact, and yet it remains
an astounding idea. Imagine:
all the matter in your body
was once – in one form or
another – compressed into the
same tiny volume as the most
distant galaxy and everything in
between. About 14 billion years
ago, this point rapidly expanded
to create space and time. It
continues to expand today.
At the time of Hawking’s PhD
in the 1960s, scientists were still
arguing over the idea. A popular
alternative to the Big Bang
was the Steady State model.
Proponents of the Steady State
model were uncomfortable
with a universe of finite age that
began in this way. To understand
how Hawking showed it really
was possible, we need some
background physics.
In the early 20th century,
Albert Einstein revolutionised
our understanding of gravity
through his general theory
of relativity. Einstein showed
that we could think of gravity
as the curvature of spacetime,
caused by the presence of
mass or energy. Spacetime is
a way of thinking about the
framework of the universe that
combines three-dimensional
space and one-dimensional
time. All objects exist and all
events happen somewhere in
spacetime. But it’s hard for most
people to imagine because,
although we can move freely
in three-dimensional space,
we cannot travel where we like
through time.
In his theory, Einstein
Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis is available to read online PA
described how the curvature
of spacetime is related to the
density of mass and energy in
his “field equations”.
Other scientists then used
these to explore what happens
to spacetime in different
physical situations. In the
case of objects where all the
matter is concentrated into a
single point, the field equations
predict something unusual: the
curvature of spacetime becomes
so extreme that even light
cannot escape. Today we know
these objects actually exist as
black holes.
These situations where the
solutions to the equations
become infinite are called
“singularities”. Hawking’s final
thesis chapter explored this
idea of singularities, not for the
spacetime around black holes,
but for the entire universe.
In cosmology, a central
tenet is that the contents of
the universe must be pretty
evenly distributed and look the
same in every direction. The
simplest solution to Einstein’s
field equations that satisfies
these conditions is called the
“Robertson-Walker metric”. The
metric is used for describing
the interval between two events
in spacetime. Importantly, the
Robertson-Walker solution
allows the spatial part of the
metric to change with time, so it
can describe a universe in which
space itself is expanding.
The Robertson-Walker metric
and field equations allow us to
describe this expansion in terms
of what cosmologists call the
“scale factor”, describing how
much space has expanded or
contracted between a particular
point in time and the present day.
If the universe is expanding,
it should have been smaller
and denser in the past. Run the
clock back far enough and the
scale factor should go to zero.
All the matter and energy in
the universe must have been
contained in a single point with
infinite density: a cosmological
singularity. This is the basis of
the Big Bang model, a bit like a
black hole in reverse.
Building on the work of fellow
British physicist Roger Penrose,
Hawking mathematically
proved that singularities were
not a shortcoming of theory, as
Steady State theorists believed,
but expected features of nature.
He effectively demonstrated
that general relativity allowed
for a universe that began in
a singularity.
Half a century later,
Hawking’s thesis is an insight
into an exceptionally creative
mind – and the first steps of
discovery in what has been a
remarkable scientific journey.
James Geach is a Royal Society
University Research Fellow at the
University of Hertfordshire
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Education
China
in your
hand
Studying Mandarin is more
demanding, intensive and
time-consuming than most
other degrees. Is it worth
the slog? Graduates tell
DaisyWyattwhy they have
never looked back
C
hinese has overtaken
French, Spanish and
German to become one
of the most lucrative
foreign languages for
jobseekers in the UK. Research
shows graduates in Chinese earn
an average salary of £31,000 or
more, second only to those who
studied Japanese. For students
today, saddled with rising debt,
a degree in Chinese promises to
set them apart in the workplace.
But is learning the language from
scratch worth the gruelling hours
students must put in to make their
degree worthwhile?
Chinese students set
themselves up for a
different university experience
from their peers
who are taking traditional
essay subjects.
While an English student
may have as little as six hours of
contact time a week,
those studying Mandarin are in class for most of
the day.
“I had a lot of friends on other
courses who didn’t do much in
first or second year. You can’t
blag Chinese. You literally have
to spend hours and hours writing
characters,” says Hannah Jackson, who graduated in Chinese
Studies from Sheffield University
in 2009.
Hannah describes her course
as “majorly intense”. By the second week of her first year, she
was expected to know more than
someone who had taken Chinese
at A-level. “The first year was really difficult. Most of my friends
admitted at one point to crying
in the first week because of the
intensity. I was almost told at one
point that I might want to reconsider and drop out.”
Liberty Timewell, who graduated in Chinese from Cambridge
University in 2012, spent at least
eight hours a day studying during her degree, which increased
to 18 hours a day at times during
her finals.
“I found studying Chinese an
incredibly hard slog throughout
every year. It was a challenge –
there is no way you can bullshit
your way through it. If you don’t
put the hours in, then you will fail.
That’s it,” she says.
Although she did not
have the pressure of
writing an essay
a week as some
of her peers
did, she was expected to learn
20 characters
a day in her
first year.
“At points, I
regret I wasn’t
doing a degree in
something that had a
bit of give in it. Some people could have a day off, but the
nature of Chinese means if you
miss a day you miss the vocab. It
meant it was very difficult to take
a break. Then you got behind and
couldn’t pick up new words.”
Chinese degrees are typically
four years, including a year in
China. But even after an intensive
first year or two studying the language at university, students often
arrive in China unable to converse
with native Mandarin speakers.
Fo r Z a k C l e m e n t s , wh o
achieved firsts in his first two
years studying Chinese and Global Studies at Nottingham Trent
University, this came as a shock.
“You get to China and think you
Mandarin students spend a
year in China – often Beijing
(above); Zak Clements (inset left),
Hannah Jackson (left) and Liberty
Timewell (inset right) all had a
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What makes learning Mandarin so hard?
There are more than 50,000
characters in Mandarin but
most people use 5,000 to
10,000, depending on how
academic their work is.
As well as learning a
whole new alphabet based
on characters, students of
Mandarin must also master
pronunciation. There are four
different ways of pronouncing
any one Chinese character,
known as “tones”.
Tones are difficult to
pronounce and learners must
use their tongue in a different
way to speaking European
languages. The word “Ma”, for
instance, pronounced with
different tones can mean
mother, horse, toad or sesame.
“For Mandarin students there
are four levels of difficulty,”
says Liberty Timewell.
“Speaking is very hard, writing
is very hard, and the tones
are hard. And then there is
the cultural background.
There’s not many shared
cultural references.”
can speak quite well, but when
I got to China I couldn’t speak anything. You learn how to get by in
class, but when thrown into the
deep end it was a struggle. When
I got there I couldn’t even order
some food. It’s difficult to get used
to at first,” he says.
Hannah had similar problems
during her year abroad. “I remember we arrived in Shanghai and we
couldn’t even say the number 100
– the taxi driver didn’t understand
it. We had to point to characters.
The pronunciation doesn’t sound
like anything you know – you can’t
compare it to English, French or
Spanish. You use your mouth or
tongue in a different way.”
So are the evenings-in spent
learning characters while your
friends are at the student bar really worth it? Despite the ups and
downs of their degrees, all three
graduates think so. They each use
Chinese in their chosen careers,
and would not be in the jobs they
do now without their knowledge of
the language.
Although Liberty chose to study
Chinese because of her interest
in the language rather than the
likelihood of securing a stable job
afterwards, she now works for the
civil service in Beijing. She earned
a place on the Department for International Development graduate scheme a month after finishing
her degree, and was earning a salary of more than £30,000 within
two years.
“The degree was absolutely
worth it. The slog has paid off.
I like that I can live and work and
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You can’t blag it.
You have to spend
hours and hours
writing characters
operate with relative ease in China
now. Looking around at people
I know who have studied French
or Spanish at university, there’s
not such a chance to use it in the
workplace,” she says.
Zak helped to create a role for himself in a company
selling health
supplements
to the Chinese
market soon
after graduating. Starting
as a research
assistant at
Simply Supplements in Peterborough, he was able to
prove there was enough
commercial interest from China,
earning him a promotion to online operations executive within
six months.
He earned £26,000 in the role,
with the potential to earn as much
as £50,000 as an account manager. “Studying Chinese definitely
makes you more marketable in
the workplace. People I studied
Chinese with have found it easier
to find a job,” he says.
Hannah studied Chinese knowing she wanted a job working in
business in China. She graduated at the height of the recession and went to look for a job in
Shanghai, where she found more
employment opportunities. After
working as a project manager for
Intralink Group for four years, she
set up her own independent consultancy, earning £500 a day. She
has now returned to the UK and
works in business development
for the Body Shop.
She has found having a degree in
Chinese has set
her apart in the
workplace, but
warns ambitious students
to think about
whether they
wo u l d re a l l y
want to live in
China before setting their sights on a
lucrative career path.
“Some people think
they are going to learn Chinese
and then be a majorly successful
entrepreneur, but I think it’s important to be quite realistic about
that,” she says. “I would always
recommend thinking about living in China afterwards, because I
don’t know that many people from
my degree who actually did that.
“That’s been a defining factor for
me in my career: my experience in
China after learning Chinese.”
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Pedants’ Corner
Jeff Robson
Tidying up Kew’s borders and
putting Wellington back on the map
Cattle class
The article about the diet of
the builders of Stonehenge
in the 19 October issue
referred to the new
exhibition at the site
including “the skull of an
auroch, an extinct species of
wild cattle”. As Keith Turner
pointed out, the animal’s
correct name is an “aurochs”,
and is the same in the
singular and plural forms.
A single aurochs would still
be called an aurochs.
Garden suburb
In the Page 3 Profile in the
20 October issue about
the Colombian President
Juan Manuel Santos
being awarded the Kew
International Medal,
we described the Royal
Botanic Gardens at Kew as a
performance work to help change the world we live in
working with our six orchestras, five choirs, 60 chamber
ensembles and bands and more than ten theatre
production and film companies.
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• BA (Hons) Commercial Music
(Platform One, Isle of Wight)
Postgraduate Programmes
• MA Music Performance
• MA Choral Studies
• Advanced Performance Course
• Advanced Orchestral Performance Course
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“world-leading biodiversity
research and educational
institution in Surrey”.
As several readers
informed us, Kew was
formerly in Surrey but,
since 1965, when the boundaries of Greater London
were expanded under the
London Government Act, it
has been within the borough
of Richmond upon Thames.
Capital gains
The feature on buying
property in New Zealand
in the 26 October issue
said that, last year, “the
average house price in the
capital Auckland hit NZ$1m
(£520,000) for the first time”.
Although Auckland was the
capital in the country’s early
years, Wellington has been
the capital since 1865.
Sound barriers
The graphics panel
accompanying the story
about the new supersonic
passenger planes on page
19 of the 28 October issue
said that the planned Boom
jet would have a speed “2.6
times faster than Concorde”.
As John MacLeary
pointed out, the jet’s speed
was given as Mach 2.2
(1,451mph). Concorde’s
maximum speed was Mach
2.04, so the correct multiple
would be just under 1.1
times faster. Mach 2.2 would
be around 2.6 times faster
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Why are these spirits
associated with pirates?
Because they arrr!
Richard Hood picks the
best spiced varieties of the
Caribbean’s favourite export
{1} CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE SPICED
RUM, 40%
You can see why Chairman’s has
been so clutchy with this slick, spicy
export from the revered St Lucia
Distillery. The initial citrus twist
of orange peel gives way to a warm
wash of caramel, nutmeg and a
delicate smattering of cinnamon. It’s
the perfect balance of sweetness and
spice. Don’t waste this one on mucky
mojitos – make like the chairman
and save it for best.
£22.99 for 70cl, drinksupermarket.com
{2} FOURSQUARE SPICED
RUM, 37.5%
Blended by the molasses-stained
hands of master distiller Richard
Searle, Foursquare Spiced Rum is a
high-calibre, smooth-sipping treat,
packed with bags of butterscotch
flavour and underlying hints of
cherries and almond. This is a
classic Bajan rum – distilled with
both column and pot stills – which
makes for a light, fruity spirit that
has been enhanced – not dictated –
by flavours of cinnamon and ginger.
Expertly done.
£29.31 for 70cl, amazon.co.uk
{3} ELEMENTS EIGHT EXOTIC
SPICES, 40%
Elements Eight has the word
“artisan” plastered on the bottle, but
fear not – this is no slick marketing
gimmick to entice and ensnare a
booze-craving hipster. It’s a mellow
sipper, with emphasis on orange
peel and ginger. Honey and toffee
combine with light floral notes,
backed up with cinnamon, cloves
and a hint of coconut. If you prefer
your spiced rums a tad sweet, this is
the one to reach for.
£26.34 for 70cl, thedrinkshop.com
{4} DEAD MAN’S FINGERS
RUM, 37.5%
The folks at the “Rum & Crab
Shack” in St Ives know a thing or
two about rums; pop in for a
crustacean-crunching lunch and
you’ll be greeted with an eclectic
rum menu that would make the
most sea-weary pirate go “Arrr”.
This spiced rum is one of its own
creations – a vanilla-led booze
with a heady nose of cola-cubes
and toffee. Don’t expect a toothdissolving, sickly sipper though, for
these Dead Man’s Fingers haven’t
been lingering in the sweetie jar –
on taste, it’s a dry, well-balanced
tipple, with marmalade and cloves
adding fruity depth.
£22.95 for 70cl, 31dover.com
{5} SPYTAIL BLACK GINGER
RUM, 40%
A relative newcomer on the spiced
Chelsea v Man Utd
rum scene, this French treat pours
dark mahogany from a bulbous,
bathysphere-shaped bottle, inspired
by Jules Verne and his tales of
underwater escapades. It’s based
on a 19th-century recipe that has
punchy ginger spices dominating
proceedings with a long-lasting,
piquant, bonfire-toffee finish. It is a
delicious, flavoursome booze with
which to submerge your tonsils.
£26.45for70cl,thewhiskyexchange.com
{6} BUMBU RUM, 35%
Head for the bottle marked with an
X, as this bourbon, barrel-aged rum
certainly hits the spot. Based on the
original recipe created by 16th- and
17th-century West Indian sailors, it’s
a smooth, vanilla-led rum that riffs
off the Christmassy, thrice-spice
triangle of cloves, cinnamon and
nutmeg. Bumbu will hoist up many
a cocktail and makes a particularly
fine “dark mojito” Just add 2oz rum
to 1oz demerara sugar syrup and
squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
Shake with ice, pour into a tall glass
and top up with soda water.
£34.60 for 70cl, thedrinkshop.com
{7} RON DE JEREMY SPICED RUM,
HARDCORE EDITION, 47%
We’re guessing elderly former
pornstar Ron Jeremy doesn’t get
as many bookings as he used to,
hence he’s turned his attentions to
the delicate art of rum making. The
suggestive brand marketing leans
heavily on Jeremy’s eye-popping
career, but to be fair on Ron, this is
a fine booze that more than holds
its own in the spiced rum market. It
comes in two varieties, the “Original
Spiced”, and our favourite, Ron’s
“Hardcore Edition” – a strapping
47 per cent proof beast, packed with
bold notes of butterscotch, cloves
and allspice. Sip it naked, splash it
over ice, or slip it into a cocktail for a
spicy surprise.
£33.82 for 70cl, thedrinkshop.com
{8} WESTER SPIRIT CO. PREMIUM
SPICED RUM, 40%
A Scottish, Caribbean-style rum
might sound at odds with itself, but
Glasgow’s Candleriggs Quarter has
a long and historic association with
sugar refinement, so the leap from
palm-fringed Barbadian sands to
the Clydeside docks is not as vast as
you might think. Wester’s offering
is a premium-priced, spiced sipper
that pours the colour of deep
mahogany with a cola candy nose.
It’s a dry, complex drink with sweet
vanilla cut with hints of citrus. Spice
is supplied by star anise, ginger and
nutmeg, which complement the
overall package.
£35 for 70cl, westerspirit.com
This Saturday, in your new
All the build-up to a
huge weekend in the
Premier League title race
{9} PUSSER’S SPICED RUM, 35%
Pusser’s already dominates the
navy rum market with its flotilla
of fine golden boozes, but this is its
first – and relatively recent – foray
into the spice market. It’s a clear,
copper-coloured rum that sails
between sweetness and spice with
consummate ease. There are ginger
marmalade flavours ahoy, with a
peppery heat courtesy of cinnamon
and allspice. It works as a sipper, but
also makes a mean “Dark & Stormy”
cocktail. Combine 2oz rum and 3oz
ginger beer in an ice-filled glass. You
can also add an optional ½oz lime to
ward off scurvy.
£20.45for70cl,thewhiskyexchange.com
{10} DON Q SPICED RUM, 45%
Made from a heady blend of
three- to six-year-old rums, this
Puerto Rican piquant potion has
been given extra tannic bite thanks
to the oak barrel ageing process.
Vanilla, spice and toasted nuts
dominate the nose, with a fruity,
boozy Christmas cake on taste. Don’s
finish is soft, slow and warming. This
rum makes a super “spiced daiquiri”
– mix 2oz rum, 1oz cointreau, 1oz
lime juice, 1oz sugar syrup, shake
with ice, strain into a cocktail glass
and then form an orderly “Q”.
£28.95for70cl,thewhiskyexchange.com
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il Gunderson is feeling the strain. He’s
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He’s one of the many characters
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will know him as one of the most
tragic figures: a down-on-hisluck, middle-aged salesman who
resorts to pleading with would-be
customers to shake on a deal (they
usually slink away).
Simpsons aficionados will know
that Gil was inspired by Shelly
Levene, a talkaholic real estate
salesman in David Mamet’s
play Glengarry Glen Ross – and
specifically by Jack Lemmon’s
masterful performance in the
1992 film adaptation, scripted and
expanded by Mamet himself.
The play, first staged in 1983
in London, is now returning to
the West End a decade after the
last major UK production. It
centres on Levene – nicknamed
“The Machine”– and his
sweary Chicago colleagues as
they compete with masculine
manipulation to win sales, armed
only with unpromising lists of
potential customers. But in
Levene, we also see a man with a
hinterland, experiencing the slow
death of his American dream.
For many playwrights, seeing
a character pastiched by The
Simpsons could be the ultimate
compliment, affirmation of their
creation’s symbolic status. In
Mamet’s case, the Pulitzer and
Tony awards he won for Glengarry
Glen Ross no doubt rank a bit
higher. But the inspiration behind
Gil is further evidence of how
memorably charismatic and
endearingly flawed Levene is –
one of the great roles in modern
American theatre.
The film adaptation attracted
an all-star cast, and it’s telling
that two of the other actors in the
movie – Al Pacino, who appeared
as Levene’s protege Ricky Roma,
and Jonathan Pryce, playing a
customer who regrets signing up
to a property deal – later returned
to the play in stage productions as
Levene. While Roma might be the
more glamorous part, inhabited
by Christian Slater for this latest
The American
dream role
As ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ returns to the West End,
Rob Hastings celebrates its charismatic lead,
Shelly Levene, a man for our troubled times
staging, many feel The Machine is
the role.
Stanley Townsend certainly
thinks so. “I’ve always loved
Glengarry Glen Ross but there’s
one part in that, for me, and it’s
Shelly Levene,” says the Dublinborn actor, who was invited to take
the role in the new production by
director Sam Yates. As the pair sit
down in the cast’s rehearsal space
in Southwark, south London,
Townsend admits he watched the
film again soon after the offer.
Lemmon’s performance is
“absolutely incredible, truly
extraordinary,” he says – but actor
and director alike see their Levene
in a different light. For a start, he’s
much younger. Lemmon was 67
when the film was released and
portrayed a man living on faded
glories, but the original script
described Levene as in his fifties.
“I’ll bring my own age to the
part,” says Townsend, 56. “He’s
got another 10 years. He’s looking
forward as opposed to looking
back.” This factor feels crucial
to the pair’s vision of Levene as a
much less tragic figure.
“It’s very important this isn’t
Death of a Salesman,” says Yates
(Willy Loman, the lead character
in Arthur Miller’s play, is 63).
“That play is more about coming
to the end of one’s career, rather
than a man who’s been on top but
is currently struggling.”
Asked how he will play him,
Townsend says: “I’ll bring the
bon viveur and the cute whore.
He’s very cagey, he works things
out. And he loves to talk, he loves
people who can talk.”
“Shelly is a complete charmer,”
agrees Yates. “He has a twinkle in
his eye, there’s a brightness. He’s
great company, he relishes the
use of words and language as a
joyous experience.”
This could be said of Glengarry
Glen Ross as a whole. For
anyone who has seen it, it’s no
surprise the intense script
was dedicated to that famous
stylist Harold Pinter (Mamet
had sought Pinter’s advice on
the play before it had been
staged, apparently lacking
confidence it would work).
“You need actors of such
capacity that can handle
the language,” says Yates,
who likens the precision
to Shakespeare. “We have
been using the punctuation
almost like you would
a score of music. A full stop
designates something different
from a dot dot dot, a colon is
something different from a full
stop, every comma is well placed.
Mamet will italicise certain words
for emphasis, and it’s likened
often to jazz because of its sudden
rushes of speed.”
“There’s nothing random in this
Stanley
Townsend
(left) as
Shelly;
Christian
Slater
and Kris
Marshall
(above) in
rehearsal;
and Gil
Gunderson
in ‘The
Simpsons’
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JACK LEMMON, 1992
Film critic Roger Ebert
wrote of Jack Lemmon
(left, with Al Pacino) having
“a scene in this movie that
represents the best work
he has ever done. He makes
a house call on a man who
does not want to buy real
estate… There is a fine
line between deception
and breakdown, between
Lemmon’s false jollity and
the possibility that he may
collapse right on the man’s
rug, surrendering all hope.”
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JONATHAN PRYCE, 2007:
Asked about his stage
performance as Levene,
Pryce said: “There were
elements in the film where
you are drawn to being
sympathetic towards Shelly
Levene… I want to avoid any
feeling of sentimentality.
The fact is he’s a shit. They’re
all shits.”
This play asks
what’s the lowest you
would go to survive
on planet Earth?
script,” agrees Townsend. “It’s as
precise and chosen as the most
sophisticated poetry. The level
is so challenging and exacting,
exhilarating, exciting but you’ve
got to be on your A game.”
If you need convincing, consider
the first words in the play, as
Levene argues with his manager,
John Williamson, to be given
preferential treatment with the
most promising leads: “John…
John… John. Okay. John. John.
Look: (pause) The Glengarry
Highlands leads, you’re sending
Roma out. Fine. He’s a good man.
We know what he is. He’s fine. All
I’m saying, you look at the board,
he’s throwing… wait, wait, wait,
he’s throwing them away, he’s
throwing the leads away.”
Levene’s verbal tussle with
Williamson is another reason
the pair feel sympathetic to him.
“Levene is saying: be a human
being, take responsibility for
your actions, engage with me
and we can work together,” says
Townsend. “Williamson is the
80s version of ‘computer says no’.
Mamet is reacting to the death of
responsible capitalism.”
Language isn’t just central to a
good performance of the play. It is
at the heart of how the characters
make their money, by convincing
and cajoling people. The use of
words is a key theme – especially
in the current political climate.
“We’re questioning decency at
the moment, we’re questioning
conduct and what it means to rub
up against each other on planet
Earth,” says Yates. “This play asks
those questions. What’s the lowest
you would go to survive?”
“The reason the play and the
men – particularly Levene – are
interesting now is, post-Trump
and fake news, we have become
much more attuned to the use of
language being used to obfuscate,
to polish over a lie, to shut you up
or to buy time. You see all of the
intricacies of what language can
do, particularly from Shelly.”
In short, Yates says, Glengarry
Glen Ross and Levene encapsulate
how “language has more value
than ever and less value than ever.”
AL PACINO, 2012
Pacino was nominated
for an Oscar for his
performance as Roma
in the 1992 film, but his
stage take on Levene was
derided by critics. Ben
Brantley, of The New York
Times, attacked his faltering
delivery, writing: “Looking
like a bag man coming off
a bender, Shelly talks in a
fretful, rambling singsong
voice that sometimes
gets stuck on a word like a
phonograph needle.”
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rust is currently in short
supply in our health
system. The age of
deferring to men in white
coats is over as we turn to the
internet to diagnose our ailments
and compare reviews on practices
and procedures. In turn, GPs have
been turfing out patients who come
armed with the second opinion of
“Dr Google”. Both sides suspect
the government is trying to run the
NHS into the ground. Meanwhile,
we are subjected to a near daily
merry-go-round of surveys and
findings that basically tell us
everything we do is going to kill us.
Michael Mosley has been
applying his soothing anointment
to this festering wound for
five, hugely influential, years,
popularising everything from high
intensity exercise to 5:2 fasting. He
deserves the utmost respect for
trying to deal with the epidemic of
type 2 diabetes and in the process,
saving lives.
Still, I find him, I confess, a
bit like the Delia Smith of health
advice, smirkingly rational in the
face of complicated, emotional
struggles. As he spends days
starving with ease he seems to arch
his eyebrows over his glasses and
say: ‘If I can do it, why can’t you,
loser?’ Rather than restoring trust
in doctors, Mosley, a man who left
medicine after his training and who
has worked as a journalist for the
last 30 years, reinforces the idea
that health is a consumer choice
Most of it seems
obvious, but at least
the presenters
treated it as such
over which the buyer is king and
personality is more persuasive
than expertise.
I feared Trust Me, I’m a Doctor:
Mental Health Special was going
to make people feel even worse
about suffering from depression
or anxiety, conditions that already
carry with them a high degree of
self-acrimony and shame. Instead,
over the top of annoyingly jolly
music, Mosley and his team of
jolly medics answered probing
questions about mental health with
evidence that was both serious
and illuminating.
The dreaded “mindfulness”
turned up within five minutes but
rather than tediously follow test
subjects going on a “journey” and
talking about their experiences,
they simply reeled out the results
Rational man: Michael Mosley keeps
explanations simple ED MILLER
to show that yes, things can get
better, and the biggest increase in
stress reduction came from doing
any activity you enjoy. Similarly,
social media was shown not to be
good for the soul, while sugar and
sleep deprivation could tip you over
into the blues – I fear that last piece
of news won’t be much consolation
to anyone with a baby.
Most of it seems obvious but at
least the presenters treated it as
such by not stretching out their
discoveries. More complicated
questions like whether antidepressants work and whether
mental illness is hereditary were
again dealt with briefly, but clearly
by experts and provided some
fascinating perspectives that were
crucially not alarmist. He may be
smug, but Mosley again showed us
that expertise comes in very useful
sometimes, especially in life or
death matters.
Trusting the preening twentysomethings lining up for their first
hospital stints in Junior Doctors:
Blood, Sweat and Tears felt
much harder. Osama, assigned
to the gynaecological ward,
said he was terrified of vaginas.
Anna and Emeka seemed more
worried about their appearance
than their ability to save lives. All
three spent a terrifying amount
of time googling the illnesses
and procedures they had spent
years studying.
But when it came down to the
nitty-gritty, they knew what they
were doing. Osama was delighted
to fish a giant fibroid from his
patient’s womb, while Emeka
looked crushed at his first death. I’d
trust them with my life – just about.
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Silly and stirring:
Dominic Marsh
as Jean-Rene and
Carly Bawden as
Angelique
STEVE TANNER
THEATRE
Romantics Anonymous
SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
After her bumpy ride with the
board of Shakespeare’s Globe,
Emma Rice bows out as artistic
director with this toothsome treat
which launches her last winter
season of work programmed for
the venue’s indoor theatre.
The first musical to be staged
here, it’s an intimate, delectably
joyous mix of the silly and the
stirring that makes a point about
the need to break moulds.
Rice has always stuck up
for misfits and oddballs and
has also shown a partiality for
POP
COMEDY
Jane Weaver
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
HHHHH
THE INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT
Hannah Gadsby was crowned
joint winner (with John Robins)
of this year’s Edinburgh Comedy
Award for this show. It’s not
comedy, though, and Gadsby
is not a comedian. Or rather,
once this run of her unsettling,
indefinable sucker punch of
a show is over she won’t be a
comedian any more.
This is her “swansong”, she
explains in the opening few
minutes. “I can’t laugh at the
moment”, she shrugs. “I am
not amused.”
She is, however, very amusing
– to begin with. There is a sharp
little routine about lesbian fans
criticising her for her lack of
“lesbian content” and there’s a
longer rant about her art history
degree, women in paintings
(always lying down, or nude) and
Picasso’s misogyny. She is funny,
but not hilarious, too pernickety
to bring out the belly laughs.
And that’s sort of the point.
We’re not here to laugh. These
anecdotes are just window
dressing for what she really wants
to say – that she is very angry.
Her rage was prompted by the
gay marriage vote in her native
VISUAL ARTS
Bloomberg New
Contemporaries
BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY
ART, GATESHEAD
For the first time, the Baltic hosts
the annual, open-submission
touring exhibition for current and
recent graduates, showcasing
the work emerging from UK
art schools, selected this year
by artists Caroline Achaintre,
Elizabeth Price and George Shaw.
(0191 478 1810) to 26 Nov
Basquiat: Boom for Real
BARBICAN GALLERY, LONDON EC2
The New York art prodigy from
the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat,
finally gets his first proper UK
exhibition. Given how prolific he
was, amazingly none of his work,
from his early graffiti to his
later paintings with Andy Warhol,
is owned by a public UK or
US collection, as most of his
work is privately owned.
(020 7638 8891) to 28 Jan
FILM
Call Me By Your Name
15, LUCA GUADAGNINO, 132 MINS
Coming-of-age films set over
long, lazy summers constitute
a mini-genre in their own right.
Few, though, have the freshness
or poignance of this adaptation of
André Aciman’s 2007 novel about
a gay affair between a teenage boy
and a twentysomething graduate
student in Eighties Italy. What
makes the film so magical is the
extraordinary delicacy, formal
daring and insight with which
Guadagnino tackles familiar
material. Nationwide release
TALKS & POETRY
Rachel Reeves
BLACKWELL, LIVERPOOL
The Labour MP for Leeds West
talks about her new book, Alice
in Westminster: the Political Life
of Alice Bacon, a biography of the
first woman MP for Leeds, who
was a powerful force behind the
social reforms of the Labour
governments in the 1960s but
has largely been overlooked by
history. She is joined at the event
by Luciana Berger, Labour
MP for Liverpool Wavertree.
(0151 7098146) tonight 7pm
Hannah Gadsby
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL, LONDON
Not many musicians are only
hitting their straps a quarter of
a century after starting out, but
the stunning rise of Jane Weaver
smashes that barrier.
The Liverpool-born singersongwriter has struck new
heights with current LP Modern
Kosmology, pulling off the difficult
trick of making her music more
accessible – without sacrificing its
originality and distinctiveness.
At first sight, flitting dreamily
across the stage, she could be
mistaken for Kate Bush, singing
about life on the Yorkshire moors.
But the music is much more
intense, combining thudding bass
lines and synth-induced melodies
to create powerful electronic pop
– particularly on the stand-out
singles “Slow Motion” and “Did
You See Butterflies?”.
A few tracks meander and have
less impact, but she captures the
undivided attention of everyone
when, shrouded in darkness, she
delivers an unforgettable “I Need
A Connection”, from The Amber
Light. Consider that connection
made and sealed.
ROB MERRICK
French cinema. These penchants
flow together now in Romantics
Anonymous, a musical adaptation of
the 2010 French-Belgian romcom
Les Emotifs Anonymes about two
cripplingly shy chocolate-makers
who meet and fall in love.
Angelique creates beautiful
chocolates but works undercover
for a kindly commercial mentor
because her anxiety levels are
so high that she even faints
when people look at her at the
eponymous support group for the
chronically timid that she attends.
Similarly afflicted, Jean-Rene
is the owner of an ailing chocolate
factory who spends his time shut
away listening to irritating selfhelp tapes and chatting to the
deceased father who drummed
into his son the risk-averse
philosophy that has left JeanRene close to bankruptcy.
When Angelique is forced to
seek a job with his firm, will she
be able to bring herself, however
indirectly, to provide the recipe
for a much-needed break with
stagnant tradition?
Carly Bawden and Dominic
Marsh are irresistibly charming
and awkward as this socially
challenged couple. Christopher
Dimond’s lyrics gesture towards
a wit they rarely pin down with
enough precision but there’s
an attractive Gallic whimsy to
Michael Kooman’s score and the
gawky warmth and sincerity of
the lead performances convince
you that song is the perfect safetyvalve for cranky, uptight loners.
Rice’s prowess at ensemble
storytelling is enchantingly
exemplified by her delightful
multi-tasking cast. It’s a de luxe
company, with the great Joanna
Riding making a strong-voiced
impact in a tangy trio of roles. It’s
typical of Rice’s generosity as a
theatre-maker that she signs off
as Globe supremo with a production that ends in the elating
spectacle of lovers ditching
wedding-ceremony convention
and dancing on air.
To 6 January (020 7401 9919)
PAUL TAYLOR
Hannah
Gadsby is done
with jokes
JANETTE LINDEN
Australia but, we learn, its roots
go far deeper. She grew up in
Tasmania, where homosexuality
was illegal until 1997 – ie, for her
whole adolescence. There is a
brief, tender moment where she
talks about her mother’s eventual
acceptance but this is not a show
about redemption.
No, Gadsby is done with jokes
and she tells us why. “All my life
I’ve been told I don’t matter. I’m
a fat, queer woman who doesn’t
add value”, she says. She now
identifies as “tired” – tired of being
mistaken for a man, tired of being
attacked in the street for being
a “male poofter”, tired of sealing
off the self-hatred she felt in
self-deprecating jokes about her
sexuality. She can’t make jokes
when all she feels is rage. She
won’t defuse the tension with a
punchline any more.
It’s pin-drop powerful, and
joltingly timely. Her logic for her
quitting jokes is unimpeachable,
the broader idea that laughing at
terrible things belittles them, less
so. We need funny, angry women
to point out the absurdities of the
world, now more than ever.
To 11 November (020 7478 0100)
ALICE JONES
COMEDY
Mae Martin
VARIOUS VENUES
The Canadian ace returns to her
formative years in Toronto for
her latest show, Dope, the tale of
how her introduction to stand-up
dovetailed with her introduction
to drugs, dealing – and rehab.
Headrow House, Leeds (seetickets.
com) tonight; Wardrobe Theatre,
Bristol (0117 902 0344) Fri
Russell Brand
ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
Partly thanks to the leavening
effect of recent fatherhood,
Russell Brand’s latest show,
Re:Birth, is a pleasingly
self-aware takedown of his more
extravagant political incursions.
(0115 989 5555) tonight
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Hannah Gadsby
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
A chance (and perhaps your
final chance, given Hannah
Gadsby’s insistence that this
is her stand-up swansong) to
catch this year’s joint winner of
the Edinburgh Comedy Award
performing the confrontational,
patriarchy-smashing Nanette.
(020 7478 0100) to 11 Nov
Milton Jones
VARIOUS VENUES
The master of deliciously oddball
one liners – with hair and shirt
combo to match – tours Milton
Jones Is Out There. Royal &
Derngate, Northampton (01604
624811) tonight; Cliffs Pavilion,
Southend (01702 351135) Fri
Pajama Men
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Morphing madly from idea to
idea and from character to
character, Shenoah Allen and
Mark Chavez have long been the
gold standard for innovative,
anarchic sketch comedy. Here
they are in Pterodactyl Nights.
(020 7478 0100) to Sat
POP
Father John Misty
ACADEMY, GLASGOW
His evolution into a foxy showman
complete, the former Fleet Fox
delivers more tart twists on
singer-songwriter basics.
After the plush smut of I Love
You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman
tackles the human condition
on Pure Comedy, gallows
humour and gorgeous craft in
perfectly proportioned doses.
(ticketweb.co.uk) tonight
Big Thief
VARIOUS VENUES
Brooklyn’s indie-strafed folkrockers navigate extremes of
tender beauty and tarnished grit
on album two. With Adrianne
Lenker’s voice matching
instinctive feeling to great range,
Capacity is a cathartic beauty:
sometimes sweet, sometimes
sharp, always intoxicating. See
“Shark Smile” for stand-out
proof. Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
(seetickets.com) tonight;
Deaf Institute, Manchester
(seetickets.com) Fri
CLASSICAL
Natalie Clein
KINGS PLACE, LONDON N1
The charismatic British cellist
pairs two of Bach’s solo Cello
Suites (Nos 4 and 5) with the
Bach-influenced 1956 Cello Suite
No 1 by the Swiss-Jewish Ernest
Bloch and a selection from
Hungarian-Jewish master György
Kurtág’s aphoristic anthology
Signs, Games and Messages.
(020 7520 1490) tonight 8pm
VOICES
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DANCE
Rambert
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
Ben Duke’s new Goat is inspired
by the work of Nina Simone, with
jazz singer Nia Lynn performing
live on stage. The repertory also
includes the samba-flavoured
A Linha Curva and Christopher
Bruce’s much-loved Ghost Dances.
(01225 448 844) to Sat
OPERA
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Ten Strings and a Goatskin
VARIOUS VENUES
That’s all you need to travel all the
way from Prince Edward Island
in the Maritime Provinces, as
the bilingual folk/fusion trio fuel
their journey with traditional
and original music inspired by
their Atlantic Canadian histories
and roots. Guildhall Arts Centre,
Grantham (01476 406158) tonight;
Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth
(01900 826448) Fri
Michele Mariotti conducts a
revival of Katie Mitchell’s clinical
staging of Donizetti’s bel canto
take on Walter Scott, with Lisette
Oropesa as the bride, Christopher
Maltman as her abusive brother
and Charles Castronovo as
the Master of Ravenswood.
(020 7304 4000) tonight 7.15pm
The last time Juliet Stevenson
appeared at the Young Vic she was
stuck up to her neck in earth in
Beckett’s Happy Days. Now she’s
aerially suspended in a void in this
rare revival of Arthur Kopit’s play,
which takes us into the fractured
world of the stroke victim.
Stevenson soars, spins, thrashes
and hangs like a discarded rag
doll – an eloquent physical
metaphor for what is going on in
the mind of a former aviator now
dislocated from the normal world.
(020 7922 2922) to Sat
Daoirí Farrell
VARIOUS VENUES
The young singer and bouzouki
player has developed a strong
reputation as one of Ireland’s
leading new voices in traditional
music, on stage and with his
album, True Born Irishman. The
Grand, Clitheroe (01200 421599)
tonight; Doncaster Roots Music Club
(07939 148603) Fri
Opening
this week
DANCE
Scottish Ballet
Kenneth MacMillan’s Le Baiser de la Fée
and Christopher Hampson’s The Rite of
Spring. (01463 234 234) opens Fri
Wings
FOLK & ROOTS
First
Chance
EDEN COURT, INVERNESS
THEATRE
Lucia di Lammermoor
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
YOUNG VIC, LONDON SE1
VISUAL ARTS
George Shaw: My Back to Nature
THE COLLECTION, LINCOLN
Touring exhibition of work
created in the painter’s time as the
National Gallery’s associate artist.
(01522 782040) opens Sat
COMEDY
Nottingham Comedy Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
Jerry Sadowitz, Maisie Adam, Jimmy
Carr and Lauren Pattison. (nottingham
comedyfestival.co.uk) opens Fri
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VARIOUS VENUES
The venerable Mr Knight and co
are set to release an expansive,
epic new set of traditional tunes
in dynamic and fresh folk-rock
settings, The Wife of Urban Law,
on their own label. Wadsworth
Community Centre, Hebden Bridge
(07944 246083) tonight; Helmsley
Arts Centre (01439 771700) Fri
If you only see
one thing today
FILM
Grace Jones:
Bloodlight and Bami
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Christmas Sussex Belle
A steam journey to remember
15, SOPHIE FIENNES, 115 MINS
Sophie Fiennes’ startling
documentary about
Jamaican pop diva Grace
Jones doesn’t bother
with much in the way of
contextualisation. There
is no voice-over and
precious little archive
footage; instead, we are
plunged straight into the
middle of her subject’s
life as she is living it now,
with the director getting
extraordinary access
both on stage and off.
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+4420 7361 5718
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EMPLOYMENT
Britain is falling behind on
closing gender inequality
By Josie Cox
Ten years of slow but steady progress
towards closing the global gender
gap has stalled abruptly, according
to a report by the World Economic
Forum, which shows that it will now
probably take a whole century for
the planet to see parity between the
sexes, and that the UK is lagging
behind many Western nations.
The WEF’s study, published
today, shows that over the last year
the gender gap has deteriorated
across all four of the metrics that
the organisation monitors, including
educational attainment, health and
survival, economic opportunity, and
political empowerment.
At the current rate of progress,
it will take 100 years to shut the
gender gap, according to the WEF,
up dramatically from the 83 years
estimated just one year ago. In the
workplace alone, the gender gap will
not be closed for another 217 years,
the report predicts.
Commenting on the findings, Klaus
Schwab, founder and executive
chairman of the WEF, said that it is
now more important than ever to
shrink the disparity.
“We are moving from the era of
capitalism into the era of talentism,”
he said. “Competitiveness on a
national and on a business level will
be decided more than ever before by
Under legislation
introduced in April, UK
firms with at least 250 employees
have 12 months to publish data on
the difference between how much
they pay men and women.
the innovative capacity of a country
or a company,” he added.
“Those will succeed best who
understand to integrate women
as an important force into their
talent pool.”
For a ninth year, Iceland topped
the index and was named the world’s
most gender-equal country. But both
second-placed Norway and thirdplaced Finland suffered setbacks,
meaning that the disparity at the top
of the index grew in 2017.
The UK scraped into 15th spot,
behind its G20 peers France and
Germany, and scored significantly
worse than many developed
countries in several categories.
It ranked only 53rd out of the 144
countries examined on economic
participation and opportunity, and
100th on health and survival. It
ranked 36th in terms of educational
Era of ‘talentism’: the UK scored
poorly for participation GETTY
attainment, pulled down by coming
just 70th when examined for
enrolment in primary education.
Particularly shockingly, the report
revealed that 57 per cent of all
work that UK women do is unpaid,
compared to 32 per cent for men. It
also found that the mean monthly
earning of women in the UK is 66 per
cent that of men. The UK ranks just
95th overall for estimated earned
income. THE INDEPENDENT
BANKING
Customers
could be
stranded
without cash
By Vicky Shaw
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
I’m very keen we
get a deal with
the EU, but I am
not afraid of not
getting a deal
Liam Fox
The Trade Secretary gives
an illuminating insight
into his position on
Brexit negotiations
SUPERMARKET
HABITS
Waitrose’s annual Food and Drink
Report says our shopping habits
are changing drastically – with
consumers increasingly dropping
the weekly shop in favour of
treating supermarkets “like walk-in
fridges”. Why?
According to Waitrose, two-thirds
of Britons now nip to a supermarket
more than once a day, and one in 10
decide what to buy for an evening
meal just before they eat it – often
stopping to pick it up on the way
home from work. The supermarket
puts this down to longer opening
hours and that convenience
stores have combined with a drive
among shoppers to waste less and
stop themselves “overbuying”.
They call this new trend “as and
when shopping”.
What effect is this having
for supermarkets?
It’s bringing some unexpected
changes, such as the grocers’ need
to change its supply of trollies.
The grocer said: “Just a few years
ago, an average Waitrose would
open with around 200 big trolleys
and 150 shallow “daily shopper”
trolleys outside. These days the
tables have turned, with 250 shallow
“daily shoppers” and just 70 big
trolleys needed.”
The report, based on research among
shoppers who use all supermarkets,
not just Waitrose, also gives data on
the big eating and drinking trends of
this year. What’s new?
In the spice department, we’ve
swapped cinnamon for turmeric.
We now prefer blueberries to
strawberries. Unsurprisingly,
perhaps, sales of vegetarian
prepared meals are up by 11 per
cent. We are also, it seems, taking
healthy eating advice seriously.
Plans to protect the free-to-use cash
machines have been put forward by
the UK’s Link network – amid fears
that consumers face the possibility of
“ATM deserts”.
The proposals follow a row over
the funding of cash dispensers –
and warnings that consumers face
the possibility of more machines
charging them to withdraw money,
or disappearing altogether.
A body representing ATM
operators warned that Link’s
proposals could lead to “a vast
reduction in free access to cash” and
“ATM deserts”.
The row centres around
interchange fees paid by card issuers
such as banks and building societies to
ATM operators. The interchange fee
funds the free-to-use ATM network.
The plans outlined by Link
yesterday include a reduction in
interchange rates over the next four
years, from around 25p to 20p per
withdrawal. Link said the plans will
help to retain an extensive network of
free ATMs for consumers.
It said ATM numbers have been
growing over recent years, despite
declining consumer demand for
cash for payments at a time when
people are increasingly paying by
contactless, for example.
But trade body the ATM Industry
Association warned that “ATM
deserts” could be created. Ron
Delnevo, executive director Europe
of the association, said: “Make no
mistake, this may well lead to a vast
reduction in free access to cash for
British citizens and businesses.”
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ECONOMY
Number of struggling firms
at ‘unprecedented levels’
By Ben Chapman
The number of struggling
UK businesses has soared to
“unprecedented levels” since the
Brexit vote, and an interest-rate
rise this week could push hundreds
of thousands of firms over the edge,
experts have warned.
Business turnaround specialists
Begbies Traynor found that close
to half a million firms (448,011) are
experiencing significant financial
distress, up 27 per cent from 352,552
a year ago when the impact of the
UK’s decision to leave the EU had yet
to be felt.
The “worrying” figure could rise
even further if the Bank of England
begins to turn off the tap of cheap
money with an interest rate rise
today, Begbies Traynor said. It
warned that up to a quarter of a
million businesses are “zombie”
firms, meaning they don’t have
enough capital to grow and are only
being kept alive because of access to
extremely cheap credit and a pool of
flexible, cheap labour – both of which
may soon dry up.
The figures illustrate the tightrope
walk facing the Bank of England as
it attempts to rein in rising inflation
and ballooning consumer debt
without choking off economic growth
by raising interest rates too much or
too fast.
The Bank’s
Monetary
Policy
Committee is
expected to
raise interest
rates today AFP
The Bank’s Monetary Policy
Committee meets today and is widely
expected to increase its benchmark
rate to 0.5 per cent from a record-low
of 0.25 per cent.
“The number of firms experiencing
‘significant’ financial distress has
reached unprecedented levels over
the past 12 months, as businesses in
search of growth have overstretched
themselves, taking too many risks
after being lulled into a false sense
of security by the continued low
interest rate environment,” said
Julie Palmer, a partner at Begbies
Traynor. She added that “no section
of the economy has ended the [past
12 months] unscathed”, following a
spate of downbeat economic updates.
THE INDEPENDENT
An increased minimum
wage, plus a recent
crackdown on firms dodging NICs,
mean many companies will soon
run out of cash, the report said.
HOSPITALITY
JD Wetherspoon issues Brexit ‘food manifesto’
By Joseph Charlton
The pub chain JD Wetherspoon
has issued half-a-million beer mats
with its “manifesto” for a successful
Brexit, including the rights of
citizenship for legal EU migrants.
The message says food prices
Outlook
JIM
ARMITAGE
Next needs new
tricks to keep up
with rivals
I
t takes a certain self-confidence
to admit you’ve no idea what’s
going on. Next’s CEO Simon
Wolfson’s reputation as a retail
hero gives him the swagger to
do just that.
How likely are Brits to hit the
shops in November? “Dunno.” What’s
Christmas going to be like? “Search
in pubs and shops will be cut if the
Government eliminates import taxes
on food from outside the EU.
Wetherspoons chairman, Tim
Martin, said: “Parliament has the
power to reduce food prices at a
stroke in March 2019.
“The EU imposes huge taxes
on food imports from the rest of
the world.
“World Trade Organisation rules,
contrary to the urban myth, allow the
UK to follow free trade champions
such as New Zealand, Australia and
Singapore, which have drastically
reduced or eliminated these taxes.”
me”. August and early September
were decent, he says, but the last five
weeks have been awful as the mild
spell stopped us buying woollies.
Weather has always been a big
factor for fashion, but the extent of
the volatility retailers suffer these
days is new.
Instead of buying on our weekly
trip to the High Street, we shop
erratically online, where other
temptations vie for our wallets —
Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Apple.
Tracking what we’ll spend on
fashion after all that becomes
increasingly unpredictable. To
compete, High Street chains have
to offer something different; hence
TopShop’s Netflix tie-up at Oxford
Street, Debenhams’ new beauty
services and the sudden appearances
of in-store cafes and live events.
Next seems to have fallen behind
on such innovations, making its
stores feel increasingly troubled.
Takings at Next’s shops are down
Retail may be erratic but
the trends are clear. The CBI
says sales are falling at their
fastest since the recession
nearly 9 per cent like-for-like. And
that’s just the start. The current
quarter is up against relatively
healthy (though still negative) figures
a year ago which means, bar an Arctic
spell, worse figures loom.
Retail may be erratic, but the
trends are clear. The CBI says sales
are falling at their fastest since the
recession. Interest rates are going
up. Seems to me Wolfson probably
knows more than he’s letting on.
WATCHDOG WORRY
Who regulates the regulators? In a
world where so few bankers and their
advisers have been punished over the
financial crisis, it is a question every
watchdog in the City is being asked.
The Financial Reporting Council
gave us one clear answer. Chief
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Next Christmas
uncertainty
triggers flight
on the markets
By Laura Onita
Next spooked the City yesterday
by casting a cloud over Christmas
trading and triggering a flight from
retail stocks. The chief executive
Lord Simon Wolfson (pictured)
warned that “extreme volatility”
made it hard to forecast sales ahead
of its crucial Christmas period and
shares tumbled 6 per cent to 4621p.
Shares in fellow clothing retailers
followed suit, with Marks & Spencer,
the Primark owner ABF and
Debenhams all falling.
Lord Wolfson was taken aback
by the share price reaction as he
revealed a return to sales growth in
the third quarter.
“It’s very difficult to explain. Our
outlook for the full year
has not changed,” he
said. The retailer
reported a 1.3
per cent yearon-year rise in
full-price sales
in the three
months to 29
October, bringing
its sales decline
down to just 0.3 per
cent for the year to date.
“In the same way that sales have
become more volatile, we’ve got to get
used to short stock prices becoming
more volatile as well,” he added. “I
don’t think it’s terribly productive for
chief executives to second guess their
share price.”
The retailer reported that sales at
its stores shrank by 7.7 per cent in its
third quarter, excluding discounts,
but growth in its directory business
– which includes sales online and via
its catalogue – picked up, growing
by 13.2 per cent. The figures cast a
shadow over a recovery at Next. The
retailer revealed its first profit fall in
eight years last year but shares had
been on the rise in recent months.
EVENING STANDARD
executive Stephen Haddrill is
regulated by… his wife.
Kate Marshall is the senior civil
servant at the Department for
Business, with responsibility for its
“relationship management” with
the FRC, its register declares. How
sweet. But don’t worry. The FRC,
packed full of ex-beancounters from
the Big Four accountants it regulates,
is used to dealing with conflicts of
interest. It assures us none have
arisen here.
The roles of these lovebirds would
be funny were the FRC not so vital.
Auditors play a key role in keeping
capitalism straight.
The FRC has come under huge
fire for repeatedly clearing big
accountants of wrongdoing. If it
wants to avoid the brickbats, it has to
be, and be seen to be, just as robust as
the Financial Conduct Authority and
the Prudential Regulation Authority.
This happy families business
doesn’t fit that bill.
41
From the
business
pages
Jobless numbers
fall to 2008 level
The Irish Times
The latest monthly figures from
the Central Statistics Office
show the number of workers
classified as unemployed fell
by 1,800 to 131,300 in October,
which equates to an annual
decrease of 26,800. The last time
unemployment was at this level
was in June 2008, just before
the State was plunged into a
financial crisis. Ireland’s jobless
rate is now nearly three points
below the eurozone average.
Car sales fall after
Nissan scandal
The Japan Times
Car sales in Japan last month
fell 1.7 per cent from a year
earlier, to 372,470 units, dragged
down by Nissan’s inspection
scandal, industry data shows.
The country’s second-largest
carmaker by volume suffered a
43 per cent drop in sales of all
types of cars, to 22,049 vehicles,
following the revelation that its
vehicles had been inspected by
uncertified workers.
Housing boom
finally at an end
Sydney Morning Herald
A global investment bank has
called the end of Australia’s
housing boom, saying the golden
years are “officially” over after
home prices fell in Sydney for the
second month in a row. “There
is now a persistent and sharp
slowdown unfolding”, ending 55
years of unprecedented growth
that has seen home values soar
by more than 6,500 per cent,
UBS economists stated.
Disney sets its ‘Star
Wars’ commands
Wall Street Journal
The box-office domination of the
Star Wars franchise has given
Walt Disney unprecedented
power over the nation’s screens.
Before exhibitors can begin
screening Star Wars: The Last
Jedi next month, they must
first commit to a set of secret
terms that cinema owners say
are the most onerous they have
ever seen. Disney will receive
about 65 per cent of ticket-sales
revenue, a new benchmark for a
Hollywood studio.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 down 5.1 at 7488.0
Company
Price
Chg
High
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
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IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Merlin Ent
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
521.0
1567.0
732.7
635.5
3073.5
694.0
4232.0
5325.0
162.0
3352.0
309.3
952.5
269.0
68.6
3747.0
328.8
577.0
376.0
2664.0
1836.0
224.0
898.7
4471.0
2895.0
191.6
8050.0
704.0
2858.0
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7470.0
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1711.0
334.5
3652.5
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-22.0
-1.3
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-13.0
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614.5
1593.0
772.0
679.8
3998.5
725.0
4492.0
5470.0
221.8
3511.0
371.2
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4069.0
397.8
941.5
537.5
2887.8
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
2982.0
229.8
9219.8
832.5
2901.0
1893.5
8255.0
8110.4
1751.0
338.8
3805.5
994.5
290.5
2380.5
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20328.2
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4120.0
-5.1
+100.4
+2.3
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1559.6
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23404.8
+6.7
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+3.2
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5514.3
+235.9
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28594.1
+348.5
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22420.1
+408.5
+11.0
+0.19¢
7488.0
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POUND
Low
512.0
1122.0
518.2
358.3
3060.5
480.0
3088.5
3037.4
152.4
2681.0
269.6
945.5
204.1
54.0
2611.0
306.7
577.0
355.0
2098.7
1495.0
210.2
898.3
3565.0
1277.2
182.3
6635.0
552.0
1600.0
1290.0
5410.0
6496.0
1273.0
204.5
2709.5
635.0
180.0
1922.5
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POUND
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Shell B
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Sage
Sainsbury(J)
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Sky
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Stan Chart
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Ferguson
Worldpay Group
WPP
2417.0
633.0
745.5
236.4
3469.0
448.5
537.0
2072.0
3662.0
949.0
1378.0
1560.0
2308.0
1364.0
705.0
432.9
1182.0
201.6
178.4
1340.0
4246.0
821.0
218.9
3652.0
5275.0
406.6
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+3.4
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672.5
807.5
283.6
3535.0
450.8
556.5
2575.0
5186.0
1050.0
1442.0
1685.0
2441.0
1599.4
860.0
448.6
1245.0
208.6
219.4
1374.0
4557.5
1078.0
233.9
4333.0
5360.0
435.2
1928.1
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2006.0
511.0
595.0
224.1
2712.4
302.1
384.5
2047.0
3435.5
747.5
1064.9
1358.0
1712.7
1341.0
609.6
322.8
896.0
135.2
165.3
934.4
3050.5
817.0
186.5
3365.0
4139.0
255.7
1259.2
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–$0.31
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599.5
1680.0
950.1
526.5
2335.0
1202.0
3996.0
411.3
794.5
532.0
175.5
437.2
1103.0
432.1
4237.0
2286.0
574.6
260.0
1963.0
1367.0
3799.0
119.7
1602.0
1351.0
191.2
2297.7
3066.0
5780.0
1946.0
328.4
906.4
1380.0
1052.0
217.0
295.2
230.6
1347.0
$60.84
974.5
2184.0
1529.0
1071.0
3387.0
1975.0
5520.0
570.5
1030.0
682.5
267.3
705.5
1518.5
522.2
5643.6
4003.0
675.5
400.7
2472.0
1952.0
5435.0
236.9
2682.0
1765.9
349.1
3342.0
4231.0
7595.0
2616.5
411.3
1444.0
1708.0
1864.0
342.6
379.3
388.2
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$1,276.8
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-67.0
+48.5
+15.5
-70.0
-14.0
+123.0
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-11.5
-1.9
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+3.8
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+0.2
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+2.0
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-4.1
-54.0
-22.0
-25.0
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-0.1
+10.0
-23.0
+20.0
+3.2
+2.1
+12.6
-6.0
+$7.92
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957.0
1857.0
1468.5
970.0
3262.0
1926.0
5155.0
513.0
797.5
582.0
184.1
659.0
1407.0
514.0
4891.0
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593.0
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4963.0
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2544.5
371.6
1349.0
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BAE Systems
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BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
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CRH
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DCC
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Experian
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G4S
GKN
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GSK
$1.3265
Company
OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
ENVIRONMENT
PHARMA
Brewery launches
‘climate beer’
Addiction drug
boosts Indivior
A Scottish brewery has teamed
up with an environmental
charity to launch a beer aimed
at raising awareness of climate
change. BrewDog’s Make
Earth Great Again contains
ingredients from areas affected
by global warming, including
water from melting glaciers.
A potential new drug for
tackling America’s painkiller
epidemic gave a much-needed
boost to former Reckitt
Benckiser spin-off Indivior
today. Shares in the Sloughbased addiction treatment
company surged 10 per cent –
38.4p to 410p.
LETTING
MEDICINE
Brexit ‘could lead
to lower rents’
Failed drug trials
hurt AstraZeneca
Rents could fall if London’s
foreign-born workers desert the
capital after Brexit, Nationwide
said yesterday. Analysis
published with its house-price
index showed EU workers
as a major factor behind the
surge in private rentals. Since
2011, migration has accounted
for 600,000 of the 1.5 million
increase in renters.
AstraZeneca yesterday
revealed a blow from failed
clinical trials of a breakthrough
asthma treatment, but the drug
giant immediately attempted
to bounce back with a string of
other announcements. The UK
group said the bad news was
not enough to take the shine off
a US regulator’s approval for
blood cancer drug Calquence.
BANKING
FOOD&DRINK
Big fall in Standard
Chartered shares
Just Eat reports
revenue growth
Standard Chartered shares
tumbled more than 6 per cent
yesterday, even though thirdquarter profits doubled. The
Asian-focused bank said profit
was $774m (£582m), up from
$317m a year ago. The City was
not impressed, noting a lack of
sales growth. The shares fell
50.6p to 699.7p. They are down
from 846p in July.
The takeaway-ordering website
Just Eat has raised its fullyear revenue guidance for the
second time in four months
after reporting a 47 per cent
increase in its latest quarter
on the back of strong order
growth. It said revenue for the
three months to 30 September
was £138.6m, up from £94.5m in
the same period last year.
PROPERTY
FINANCE
House-price
growth slows
Brexit ‘causes
housing shortage’
The annual rate of house-price
growth cooled to 0.2 per cent
in October from the previous
month, as the momentum
created by low mortgage rates
and healthy employment
levels was partially offset by
pressure on household incomes,
Nationwide says. The average
price of a UK house is £211,085.
The head of the lobbyist
Frankfurt Main Finance is
appealing for further housing
investment just weeks after
launching a fast-track workpermit programme to deal
with an influx of workers ahead
of Brexit. Managing director
Hubertus Vath wants to avoid
a bottleneck.
the
markets
JOSEPH CHARLTON
A slump in retail shares dragged
the FTSE 100 down 5.12 points
to close at 7,487.96. Shares in
Next fell 9.1 per cent, while rival
retailers were also hit by the high
street bellwether’s update, with
M&S down 4.5 per cent, Primark
owner Associated British Foods
down 2.1 per cent, and Debenhams
falling by 4 per cent.
***
Paddy Power Betfair was the
biggest riser in the index, climbing
4.5 per cent, after it reported
higher third-quarter revenues and
made a small increase to its fullyear earnings forecast. Standard
Chartered bank dropped 6 per cent.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
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TV
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IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-55
i THURSDAY
2 NOVEMBER 2017
43
ENERGY
Germany gets free power in windy weekend
By Emma Featherstone
Germany generated enough wind
power last weekend for consumers
to get free energy.
So much was created during
storms that costs fell below zero.
Bloomberg reported that power
prices turned negative as wind
output reached 39,409 megawatts
on Saturday.
To balance supply and demand
in this situation, energy producers
closed power stations.
Ahead of the weekend, Bloomberg
said it would be the first whole day
this year that the average price for
electricity was negative in the country, rather than just being negative
for a few hours.
Wind Europe, which promotes
wind power in Europe and globally,
Big fight boost for Paddy Power
Paddy Power Betfair has reported
rising third-quarter sales and
earnings as the group was helped
by punters betting big on the
Mayweather-McGregor fight.
The bookmaker reported a 9 per
cent increase in revenue to £440m
in the three months to 30 September,
while underlying earnings ticked up
7 per cent to £121m. Paddy Power
Betfair said that the big fight helped
to mitigate the absence of a major
football tournament.
A marketing drive that involved
victor Floyd Mayweather wearing
Paddy Power’s “lucky pants”
drove “high levels of customer
engagement”, said the company.
daily
money
according to figures from VoucherCodes and the Centre for Retail
Research (CRR). Online spending is
expected to be up 11.8 per cent, and is
now the main driver of retail growth,
the CRR said. Sales in physical shops
expected to drop by 2.5 per cent.
JOSEPH
CHARLTON
British consumers are expected
to put Brexit uncertainty aside
this Christmas and increase their
spending over last year, a survey says.
British families will spend an average
of £821.25 on gifts, food and drink and
decorations, up 1.3 per cent on last
year and 54 per cent more than the
European average of £537 (€612.90),
***
The number of children living in
households where people are longterm unemployed has fallen to its
lowest level in a decade, figures show.
The total of 1.1 million last year
was 92,000 fewer than in 2015 and
half a million down on 2010. Official
figures showed that 9.3 per cent of
children are in long-term “workless”
households – the first time in at least
a decade that the figure has fallen
below 10 per cent.
said in a press release that European
wind energy broke a new record on
28 October.
The organisation, which tracks
daily wind power in Europe, said that
over 24 per cent of the EU’s electricity demand was powered by wind on
Saturday, the highest percentage
ever recorded. This beat a previous
record set on 7 October of more than
19 per cent.
Offshore wind accounted for
2.8 per cent of the EU’s electricity
demand while onshore wind accounted for 21.8 per cent. Wind represented 61 per cent of electricity
demand in Germany.
Wind Europe attributes the
record figures to both the continued
expansion of wind energy in Europe
and last weekend’s weather systems
– particularly strong northernly
winds and a wave of polar air travelling across central, eastern and
south-eastern Europe.
In 2017, Germany was the
third-largest producer of
wind power, trailing China and
the US. The UK was ranked as the
sixth-biggest producer.
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Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Pork and crunchy vegetable stir fry
Kakuro
NEW Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
5
6
12
4
CORK
4
14
6
24
PORE
17
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MARMALADE
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SPLIT
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SERVES 2
350g pork stir fry strips
2tbsp cornflour
2tbsp sunflower oil
200g cucumber peeled, deseeded and
cut into thin strips
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into
thin strips
2 cloves garlic, grated
1cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
150g beansprouts
1tbsp dark soy sauce
1tbsp sweet chilli sauce
Coriander, roughly chopped, to serve
MEANING
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RANK
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Cook’s tip: this is also delicious using beef.
Killer Sudoku No 1123
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Minesweeper
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Futoshiki
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HASP
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
BIT
FABLE
RHYME
6
3
Tomorrow
Turkey meatballs with tagliatelle,
chilli and tomato
5
UNDERSTAND
5
Recipe from waitrose.com/home/recipes/
comfort-food.html
GLAD
3
5
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
9
8
3
5
CLASH
Toss the pork with the cornflour to coat
evenly. Add 1 tbsp of cold water and
massage with your hands until the meat
is covered in the paste.
Warm a wok over a high heat until
very hot. Add the oil and pork and stir fry
for 4-5 minutes, until evenly coloured.
Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the
cucumber, onion and pepper and cook
for two minutes, then add the garlic,
ginger and bean sprouts and cook for
another minute.
Remove the wok from the heat
and return the meat to the pan with
2tbsp of cold water, the soy sauce and
sweet chilli sauce. Scatter over the
coriander, then serve.
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NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1844
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 49.
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Audacious Plan
in place for glory
run at Sedgefield
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Dr Richard Newland will forever be
famous for training Pineau De Re to
win the 2014 Aintree Grand National, but he is hardly a one-hit wonder,
having sent out getting on for 300
winners besides at an admirably
consistent rate over the past decade.
And he has a great chance of adding to that tally when Audacious
Plan lines up at Sedgefield this afternoon for another National, the Durham version over three miles, five
furlongs, a race he has won twice in
recent years with Royale Knight.
Audacious Plan first revealed his
suitability for a race of this nature
when runner-up in a big field at the
2015 Punchestown Festival when
trained by Rebecca Curtis.
He has bounced right back this season, first with a near miss over fences
and then with a facile hurdles win.
Starchitect appeals most in the
Charlie Longsdon Racing Handicap
Chase at Stratford. A tough and talented handicap hurdler, he gradually approached the same level of
BEST OF CHELMSFORD CITY
5.55
VISIT ATTHERACES.COM/BREEDERSCUP NURSERY
(CLASS 5) 2YO £7,000 added 1m 2f
1
654 FALCON EYE C Appleby 9 7...........................................James Doyle 7
2
504 BAGHDAD M Johnston 9 6..........................................P J McDonald 6
3
5637 ASHINGTON L Cumani 9 3 ....................................................J Crowley 9
4
634535 DEADLY REEL Archie Watson 9 3 .......................... R Kingscote 1
5
539323 FAR DAWN S Crisford 9 1......................................... Martin Lane V 8
6 580441 RUSTANG (CD) R Hughes 9 1(6ex)............................S W Kelly H 4
7
7936 MR LARGE J Osborne 9 0.......................................................D Costello 3
8
0542 MASTERS APPRENTICE S Kirk 8 10................ M Godwin (3) 2
9
688 KING ATHELSTAN J Best 8 8................... Josephine Gordon 10
10
5561 SAUCHIEHALL STREET S Kirk 8 3(6ex).....................M Dwyer 5
- 10 declared BETTING: 3-1 Rustang, 9-2 Baghdad, 6-1 Far Dawn, 13-2 Falcon Eye,
Sauchiehall Street, 8-1 Masters Apprentice, 10-1 Ashington, 16-1 Deadly
Reel, Mr Large, 20-1 King Athelstan.
6.55
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GET IN! BREEDERS’ CUP SPECIAL FRIDAY ON ATR
HANDICAP (CLASS 2) £20,000 added 1m 6f
311260
45-682
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405/29
WATERSMEET (C)(D) M Johnston 6 10 1............. J Fanning 1
BATTERSEA (D) R Varian 6 9 9.........................................J Mitchell 6
LORD GEORGE J Fanshawe 4 9 5 ...............................G Wood (3) 2
AUSSIE REIGNS G L Moore 7 9 4...........................H Crouch (3) 3
HIGH SECRET (C)(D) P Nicholls 6 9 4........................................................
.........................................................................................................Megan Nicholls (5) 4
6 556796 BARYE (C) R Hughes 6 9 1.......................................................S W Kelly 5
7
531170 JOSHUA REYNOLDS (D) J Gosden 3 8 9............... R Havlin B 7
- 7 declared BETTING: 7-4 Battersea, 7-2 Watersmeet, 6-1 Lord George, 13-2 Joshua
Reynolds, 7-1 High Secret, 8-1 Barye, 16-1 Aussie Reigns.
7.25
BREEDERS’ CUP STARTS FRIDAY ON AT THE RACES
HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £10,000 added 5f
1
848407 GENTLEMEN (C)(D) P McEntee 6 9 9........................................................
.................................................................................................Josephine Gordon H 10
2 700149 TYLERY WONDER (D) P Midgley 7 9 7 ..............................................
..............................................................................................................Martin Lane V 7
3 554146 DYNAMO WALT (CD) D Shaw 6 9 7...................... P Mathers V 6
4 041152 SUPER JULIUS (D) Eve J-Houghton 3 9 7 ...............................
.................................................................................................................C Bishop C 9
5
2-9085 ALEEF D O’Meara 4 9 5 ...............................................James Doyle H 4
6
31-04 GORGEOUS NOORA L Cumani 3 9 2..........................J Crowley 1
7
110245 MENELIK (C)(D) D Donovan 8 9 1....................... D Probert T,V 3
8 562590 TOP BOY (CD) D Shaw 7 9 0 ..............................................F Norton V 2
9 431167 SAVED MY BACON (CD) C Dwyer 6 9 0...................................................
............................................................................................................L Edmunds (3) H 11
10 936241 YOU’RE COOL (CD) J Balding 5 8 11..............................Joe Doyle 8
11 441903 PENNY DREADFUL (C)(D) S Dixon 5 8 8................................................
.....................................................................................................................G Malune (7) B 5
- 11 declared BETTING: 3-1 Super Julius, 7-2 Gorgeous Noora, 7-1 Dynamo Walt, 8-1
Aleef, You’re Cool, 10-1 Tylery Wonder, Penny Dreadful, 12-1 Menelik,
14-1 others.
top
tips
Gavin Sheehan rode
Copperfacejack to
victory in the Novices’
Handicap Chase at
Taunton yesterday
GETTY
BEST BET
Melodic Motion
(2.25pm, Lingfield)
Has less on her plate than when
going close in Group Two at
Doncaster last time.
NEXT BEST
Audacious Plan
(3.10pm, Sedgefield)
Back in top form and will be well
suited by this extreme distance.
form over fences last season and has
scope for further improvement.
This is the first start of the campaign for David Pipe’s six-year-old,
but he ran up to his best after a long
lay-off two seasons ago, so we know
he can go well fresh.
Melodic Motion looked sure to
win the Group Two Park Hill Stakes
at Doncaster last time, but didn’t
quite see the trip out. That form has
BEST OF LINGFIELD
32RED EBF STALLIONS FLEUR DE LYS FILLIES’ STAKES
(LISTED) (CLASS 1) £40,000 added 1m
1
324175 MUFFRI’HA (CD) W Haggas 5 9 3.......................James Doyle 11
2
832165 PIROUETTE (D) H Morrison 4 9 3..................................A Kirby B 9
3
3-6638 MIA TESORO (D) C Fellowes 4 9 0...............P J McDonald H 2
4
0-1374 PROMISING RUN (D) S bin Suroor 4 9 0.....P Cosgrave V 8
5 136158 SIMPLY ME (CD) T Dascombe 4 9 0 ................R Kingscote C 4
6
-38790 SOMETHINGTHRILLING (CD) D Elsworth 5 9 0.......S W Kelly T 10
7
-38543 ZEST (D) J Fanshawe 4 9 0...................................................D Muscutt 7
8
63-576 BELLE MEADE A Balding 3 8 12......................................D Probert 6
9
177108 FAVOURITE ROYAL Eve J-Houghton 3 8 12...C Bishop V 1
10 251641 KHAMAARY (CD) M Johnston 3 8 12.......................J Crowley 12
11 -94190 MELESINA (D) R Fahey 3 8 12...........................................B McHugh 3
12 242191 RINARIA (D) K Burke 3 8 12 .....................................................J Haynes 5
- 12 declared BETTING: 7-2 Muffri’Ha, 4-1 Promising Run, 5-1 Pirouette, Melesina, 6-1
Khamaary, 10-1 Zest, 14-1 Belle Meade, 20-1 others.
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HANDICAP (CLASS 2) £19,000 added 7f
1
662820 MUTAWATHEA (C) S Crisford 6 9 10 ..................R Havlin C 13
2
1-3055 CHARLES MOLSON (C)(D) P Chamings 6 9 8......J Crowley 14
3
-13698 ALFRED HUTCHINSON (CD) D O’Meara 9 9 7........K Shoemark C 7
4
/1-936 SACRED ACT M Bell 6 9 7...................................................Fran Berry 6
5
8-4071 MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (C)(D) M Usher 6 9 5.....J Bryan (5) 8
6
8-8753 BARRACUDA BOY (C)(D) Mrs M Fife 7 9 5........B McHugh 9
7
027621 GULLIVER (D) H Palmer 3 9 5..........................James Doyle C,T 3
8
200905 MR BOSSY BOOTS (CD) Mrs A Perrett 6 9 1 .....R Kingscote C 1
9 150100 HIGHLAND ACCLAIM D O’Meara 6 9 1.............. D Probert H 2
10 91200- BOBBY WHEELER (D) C Cox 4 9 1 ......................................A Kirby 5
11 723830 SHYRON (CD) G Margarson 6 9 0.................Jane Elliott (5) 11
12 414039 CHESTNUT FIRE (D) D Loughnane 5 8 13 .............S W Kelly 4
13 219219 LONDON (D) P McEntee 4 8 12........Josephine Gordon H 12
14 148242 EASY TIGER (CD) M Saunders 5 8 10..........P J McDonald 10
- 14 declared BETTING: 3-1 Gulliver, 6-1 Barracuda Boy, 15-2 Mr Bossy Boots, 8-1
Charles Molson, 10-1 Mutawathea, 12-1 others.
32RED EBF STALLIONS RIVER EDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
(LISTED) (CLASS 1) £40,000 added 1m 5f
1
185745 SANTA MONICA C O’Brien (IRE) 4 9 8...........D McDonogh 3
2
1-3621 DANCE THE DREAM M Tregoning 4 9 3.................M Dwyer 8
3
621-14 DAPHNE W Haggas 4 9 3........................................................J Crowley 2
4
-25748 ELYSIAN FIELDS (D) Mrs A Perrett 6 9 3....... P J McDonald 10
5
349161 FIRE JET J Mackie 4 9 3................................................................... J Quinn 7
6
5-8462 LADY MAKFI (D) J Farrelly 5 9 3.........................................L Keniry 5
7
411323 PACHARANA (C) L Cumani 4 9 3..........................................A Kirby 9
8
-64745 SACRIFICE MY SOUL P Brandt (FR) 5 9 3...... P Cosgrave B,T 6
9
118121 CRIBBS CAUSEWAY (C) R Charlton 3 8 12.........K Shoemark C 13
10
2522 GAKKU (BF) R Varian 3 8 12............................................J Mitchell B 1
11 -22844 GALLIFREY Mrs L Wadham 3 8 12 ............... R Kingscote C 14
12
-11132 MELODIC MOTION (BF) R Beckett 3 8 12 .....James Doyle 4
13 641406 OUJA J Gosden 3 8 12..............................................................R Havlin B 11
14 373141 VAL DE MARNE A Fabre (FR) 3 8 12 .................R Marchelli 12
- 14 declared BETTING: 11-4 Melodic Motion, 11-2 Cribbs Causeway, 8-1 Pacharana,
Dance The Dream, Val De Marne, 10-1 others.
1.20
1.50
2.25
worked out well and Ralph Beckett’s
filly has a great opportunity to make
amends now dropped down a little
in grade and distance for Lingfield’s
listed River Eden Fillies’ Stakes.
A strong British assault on the
Melbourne Cup became potentially
stronger still yesterday when Charlie Appleby’s Qewy battled to a narrow victory in the Bendigo Cup.
Godolphin are now mulling over
BEST OF SEDGEFIELD
SUN BETS NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added
2m 5f
1
062 BLUNDER BUSS C Grant 4 10 12.................................C Bewley (3)
2
74-5 CLOTH CAP Jonjo O’Neill 5 10 12.....................................A Coleman
3
2-1 COURT LIABILITY H Whittington 4 10 12.......... H Bannister
4
3121-1 JACK DEVINE Mrs R Dobbin 5 10 12........................Craig Nichol
5
67-12 JUDGE EARLE (C) R Fahey 5 10 12 .....................................B Hughes
6
6-06 NO BOUNDARIES S Waugh 5 10 12............Miss A Waugh (7)
7
07P-34 KATY ROYAL C Fairhurst 5 10 5.................................... Joe Colliver
- 7 declared BETTING: 5-4 Judge Earle, 4-1 Court Liability, 6-1 Cloth Cap, Jack Devine,
8-1 Blunder Buss, 10-1 Katy Royal, 50-1 No Boundaries.
BRIANELLISONRACING.CO.UK CHASE (NOVICES’
LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 3) £10,000 added 3m 2f
1
112243 COURT KING P Bowen 6 11 8................................ Sean Bowen H,T
2
3U32-4 QUIETLY Mrs S Smith 6 11 3 ...........................................................D Cook
3
3P5-12 THE HAPPY CHAPPY Mrs S Humphrey 6 10 8 ....A Coleman T
4
135-52 AN LAOCH C Grant 5 10 7................................................Craig Nichol T
- 4 declared BETTING: 11-8 Court King, 5-2 The Happy Chappy, 3-1 Quietly, 13-2 An
Laoch.
NEWCASTLE FLOORING HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3)
£8,500 added 3m 3f
1
2P1-41 SUN CLOUD (C)(D) J M Jefferson 10 11 12.............B Hughes C
2
FF3571 BENEFICIAL JOE G McPherson 7 11 9.........Kielan Woods H
3
11271- WEST OF THE EDGE Dr R Newland 9 11 3.......C Hammond (7)
4
PP513- ASKAMORE DARSI (CD) D McCain 8 11 3......Mr T Gillard (7) B
5
252-55 BOURNE D McCain 11 10 9.............................................Will Kennedy
6
-343U3 MOORLANDS MIST Sara Ender 10 10 7 .........N Moscrop (5)
7
-47508 SWEET SHIRLEEN H Evans 7 10 6 ............................. L Treadwell
- 7 declared BETTING: 2-1 West Of The Edge, 5-2 Sun Cloud, 4-1 Beneficial Joe, 7-1
Bourne, 8-1 Askamore Darsi, 16-1 Moorlands Mist, 25-1 Sweet Shirleen.
RACING APP SEDGEFIELDERS DURHAM NATIONAL
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 2) £30,000 added 3m 5f
1
4118-3 DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR Mrs S Smith 7 11 12.........D Cook
2
516P-5 SMOOTH STEPPER (C) Mrs S Smith 8 11 10 ......... H Brooke
3
8-5225 BUACHAILL ALAINN (CD) P Bowen 10 11 6...S Bowen B,T
4
56-537 RUSSIAN REGENT G Elliott (IRE) 13 11 6................H Skelton
5
31-110 OPTIMISTIC BIAS (C)(BF) H Evans 8 11 3........... L Treadwell
6
16-344 CARRIGDHOUN M Barnes 12 11 2.............................D Irving (3) T
7 11UUP- ROCK OF LEON P Kirby 6 11 2...................................T Dowson (5) C
8
P6135- GROVE SILVER (C) Jennie Candlish 8 11 1......... S Quinlan C
9
P181-2 BORIC (C) S Waugh 9 11 1............................................... C Bewley (3) C
10 0P9-21 AUDACIOUS PLAN Dr R Newland 8 11 0...............B Hughes C
11 111515 CAMILLAS WISH M Hammond 8 10 12.....Miss B Smith (7)
12 -55212 WASHED ASHORE Jonjo O’Neill 6 10 12 ................A Coleman
13 -53222 MISTER DON (BF) Mrs R Dobbin 7 10 9 .....L Murtagh (5) C
- 13 declared BETTING: 3-1 Audacious Plan, 13-2 Washed Ashore, 8-1
Delusionofgrandeur, Optimistic Bias, 10-1 others.
1.30
2.05
2.35
3.10
ANTE-POST
Richard Rowe’s Dark Flame has
attracted strong early support
(14-1 into 8-1) for Saturday’s
Sodexo Chase at Ascot.
letting Qewy have another crack at
the big one next Tuesday (he finished
fourth last year); the Brits need all
the help they can get in their quest to
win Australia’s most famous race for
the first time ever.
BEST OF STRATFORD
RIO GOLD SYNDICATE MAIDEN HURDLE (CLASS 4)
£5,000 added 2m 6f
BALIBOUR Miss E Lavelle 5 11 0................Patrick Cowley (7)
GOOD MAN PAT (BF) A King 4 11 0...................................T Cannon
KING CALVIN Jack Barber 5 11 0...............................N Scholfield T
LINENHALL (BF) B Pauling 5 11 0 ............................................D Jacob
SHANROE IN MILAN (BF) C Longsdon 5 11 0.........J J Burke
SPIDER’S BITE H Daly 5 11 0................................................. R Johnson
BROCKTON GANDT Mike Hammond 5 10 7 ................ B Poste
- 7 declared BETTING: 11-10 Good Man Pat, 7-2 Shanroe In Milan, 5-1 King Calvin, 6-1
Spider’s Bite, 10-1 Linenhall, 25-1 Balibour, 66-1 Brockton Gandt.
CHARLIE LONGSDON RACING HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 3) £10,000 added 2m 3f
1
817F-P GERMANY CALLING (D) C Longsdon 8 11 13.....J J Burke C,T
2
31535- STARCHITECT (BF) D Pipe 6 11 12............... T Scudamore B,T
3
11F43- MERCIAN PRINCE Miss Amy Murphy 6 11 7........J Quinlan
4
112545 CUT THE CORNER A Ralph 9 11 5.........Mr Alex Edwards (5)
5
-5P211 OLIVER’S HILL Mrs L Hill 8 10 9(7ex) ...........N Scholfield B,T
6
-UP131 THE GEEGEEZ GEEGEE (C) Olly Murphy 8 10 7 ..... R Johnson C,T
7
F3P6P- WHISPERING HARRY (C) Henry Oliver 8 10 2..... J M Davies
- 7 declared BETTING: 2-1 Starchitect, 11-4 Oliver’s Hill, 11-2 The Geegeez Geegee,
7-1 Mercian Prince, 8-1 Germany Calling, 10-1 Cut The Corner, 14-1
Whispering Harry.
BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF ‘NATIONAL HUNT’
NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 3) £10,000 added 2m
1
5-6123 FLASHING GLANCE (CD) T Lacey 4 11 4 ..........T Scudamore
2
12-50 BLAZON (D) K Bailey 4 10 12 ............................................................ D Bass
3
4127-7 DON’T ACT UP I Williams 6 10 12....................................T J O’Brien
4
89P-6 FRANZ KLAMMER C Longsdon 5 10 12.........................J J Burke
5
5-16 HONEST VIC (D) H Daly 4 10 12..............................................A Tinkler
6
41-P0 LUBATIC N Mulholland 4 10 12........................................James Best
7
06-460 MIDNIGHT MAGIC D Pipe 5 10 12.....................D G Noonan H,T
8
305 SHINE’S BAR F O’Brien 4 10 12......................................... P Brennan
9
12-78 THE FLAME Jonjo O’Neill 4 10 12..........................R McLernon H
10 21253- WESTERN RYDER (D) W Greatrex 5 10 12............ R Johnson
11
77- BISOUBISOU Olly Murphy 5 10 5......................................D England
- 11 declared BETTING: 8-11 Western Ryder, 11-4 Flashing Glance, 12-1 Honest
Vic, 16-1 Blazon, 25-1 The Flame, Franz Klammer, Midnight Magic,
Bisoubisou, Shine’s Bar, 33-1 others.
CHARLOTTE COLE MEMORIAL NOVICES’ CHASE
(CLASS 4) £7,000 added 2m 7f
1
3-1P3P LINED WITH SILVER (BF) A Phillips 8 11 4................D Crosse
2
F4P5-5 BALLYOPTIC (BF) N Twiston-Davies 7 10 12.......S Twiston-Davies
3
11176- KEEPER HILL W Greatrex 6 10 12.................................. A P Heskin
4
/9P42- MAX FORTE (BF) C Down 7 10 12....................................J M Davies
- 4 declared BETTING: 4-9 Ballyoptic, 9-4 Keeper Hill, 12-1 Max Forte, 50-1 Lined
With Silver.
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Racing results
FAKENHAM
Going: Good
1.10 1. FREE RANGE (H Skelton) 5-1; 2. Atlantic
Grey 2-1; 3. Royal Ruby evens fav. 11 ran. 31/4l,
13/4l. (D Skelton).
1.40 1. DIZZEY HEIGHTS (T Whelan) 20-1; 2. Hallingham 12-1; 3. Alexander The Grey 4-1 fav. 14 ran.
21/2l, 3/4l. (N King).
2.10 1. CUBSWIN (T Whelan) 6-1; 2. Really Super
5-2; 3. Aiguille Rouge 15-8 fav. 6 ran. 3/4l, 20l. (N
King).
2.40 1. DEAUVILLE DANCER (B Hughes) 10-1; 2.
Baby Jake 8-1; 3. Mercian King 5-1. 9 ran. 7-2 fav
Artifice Sivola (Fell). 23/4l, 19l. (David Dennis).
3.10 1. THE WAY YOU DANCE (S Twiston-Davies)
7-1; 2. Moidore 6-1; 3. Shinooki 11-4 fav. 8 ran. 5l,
3
/4l. (N Mulholland).
3.40 1. ENJOY RESPONSIBLY (H Beswick) 6-1; 2.
Little Windmill 16-1; 3. D’nailor 9-2. 9 ran. 5-2 fav
Wade Harper (7th). 15l, nk. (O Sherwood).
4.10 1. KALOCI (C Gethings) 7-1; 2. Ballinslea
Bridge 7-2; 3. Fairway Freddy 7-1. 9 ran. 11-10 fav
Myplaceatmidnight (4th). 1l, 1/2l. (Stuart Edmunds).
Placepot: £194.10. Quadpot: £45.00.
Place 6: £192.00. Place 5: £162.42.
NOTTINGHAM
Going: Good-good to soft in places
12.30 1. KING’S PROCTOR (F Norton) 5-2; 2.
Tamkeen 15-8 fav; 3. Artarmon 25-1. 10 ran. 11/4l,
5l. (M Johnston).
1.00 1. COME ON TIER (J Crowley) 5-1; 2. Rich
Identity 3-1; 3. The Lincoln Lawyer 40-1. 10 ran.
8-11 fav Ispolini (4th). 33/4l, hd. (D M Simcock).
1.30 1. MONAADHIL (J Crowley) 9-2 jt-fav; 2.
Rosarno 7-1; 3. Magic City 20-1. 10 ran. 9-2 jt-fav
Maratha (9th). 2l, ns. (M Tregoning).
2.00 1. ST MARY’S (William Cox) 10-3; 2. Master
Archer 5-2 fav; 3. Stormin Tom 12-1. 9 ran. 1/2l, 3/4l.
(A Balding).
2.30 1. SEAMSTER (Laura Coughlan) 10-1; 2.
Lydiate Lady 4-1; 3. Start Time 6-1. 10 ran. 7-2
fav Apricot Sky (7th). 3/4l, 21/4l. (David Loughnane).
3.00 1. SUNNUA (Sebastien Woods) 17-2; 2. Break
The Silence 9-2; 3. Dellaguista 7-2 jt-fav. 13 ran.
7-2 jt-fav World Record (6th). 21/2l, 1/2l. (R Fahey).
3.30 1. TEOMARIA (C Lee) 12-1; 2. Hitchcock 11-2;
3. Ingleby Angel 11-4 fav. 11 ran. shd, 3/4l. (K Burke).
4.00 1. QUOTELINE DIRECT (Miss Becky Smith)
16-1; 2. England Expects 7-2 fav; 3. Royal Cosmic
5-1. 15 ran. shd, 11/4l. (M Hammond).
Placepot: £28.70. Quadpot: £11.80.
Place 6: £60.35. Place 5: £40.16.
TAUNTON
Going: Good to firm-good in places
1.20 1. MIDNIGHT GYPSY (A Thorne) 14-1; 2. Tempuran 16-1; 3. Polo The Mumm 16-1. 14 ran. 3-1 fav
Tunnel Creek (5th). 21/2l, 2l. (W Kittow). T
1.50 1. CHALLICO (H Cobden) 8-11 fav; 2. Rasasee
13-2; 3. Phoebus Lescribaa 12-1. 5 ran. hd, 3/4l. (P
Nicholls).
2.20 1. DENTLEY DE MEE (Lizzie Kelly) 9-4; 2.
Serveontime 25-1; 3. Darling Maltaix 11-2. 9 ran.
4-5 fav Grand Inquisitor (4th). hd, 1l. (N Williams).
2.50 1. COPPERFACEJACK (G Sheehan) 11-8 fav;
2. Charlie Mon 9-2; 3. Limoncello 5-1. 6 ran. 14l,
16l. (P Webber).
3.20 1. BARMAN (Nico De Boinville) 3-1; 2. Cloonacool 2-1 jt-fav; 3. Man Of Plenty 2-1 jt-fav. 4 ran.
8l, hd. (N Henderson).
3.50 1. LEG LOCK LUKE (H Cobden) 3-1; 2. Mrsrobin
7-1; 3. It’s A Steal 14-1. 7 ran. 9-4 fav Generous Chief
(6th). 7l, 20l. (C Tizzard).
4.20 1. QUARRY LAMI (I Popham) 16-1; 2. Lady Of
Longstone 11-4 fav; 3. St Andrews 5-1. 12 ran. 21/4l,
23/4l. (Oliver Greenall).
Placepot: £1,086.60. Quadpot: £50.10.
Place 6: £449.47. Place 5: £51.65.
KEMPTON
Going: Standard to slow
4.25 1. HIC BIBI (Josephine Gordon) 10-1; 2. Swissal 7-2 jt-fav; 3. Peggie Sue 50-1. 11 ran. 7-2 jt-fav
Zapateado (5th). 1/2l, 3/4l. (D Brown).
4.55 1. LOSINGMYRELIGION (M Monaghan) 12-1;
2. Exec Chef 4-9 fav; 3. Icart Point 9-2. 10 ran. shd,
nk. (M Botti).
5.25 1. POMPEY CHIMES (H Crouch) 4-1; 2. Sky
Rocket 2-1 fav; 3. Go Fox 16-1. 11 ran. 31/4l, 1/2l. (G
L Moore).
5.55 1. LACAN (C Shepherd) 9-2; 2. Balgair 5-4 fav;
3. Mio Ragazzo 12-1. 10 ran. 13/4l, 21/4l. (B Johnson).
6.25 1. DAMOCLES (R Havlin) 13-8 fav; 2. Domitilla
2-1; 3. Peace Terms 6-1. 14 ran. 1l, 31/4l. (J Gosden).
6.55 1. CAPTAIN NAVARRE (S W Kelly) 10-11 fav;
2. Innoko 7-1; 3. Tetradrachm 12-1. 11 ran. 41/2l, 4l.
(C Fellowes).
7.25 1. AL HAMDANY (J F Egan) 2-1; 2. Flight Of
Fantasy 16-1; 3. Quothquan 9-1. 6 ran. 5-4 fav
Hajaam (5th). shd, 11/4l. (M Botti).
7.55 1. CHAMPAGNE RULES (Connor Murtagh)
10-11 fav; 2. Epsom Secret 8-1; 3. Hong Kong Joe
66-1. 11 ran. 23/4l, 3/4l. (Mrs S Watt).
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £3,125.61 carried over
to Lingfield.
Placepot: £9.00. Quadpot: £3.60.
Place 6: £7.22. Place 5: £2.36.
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RUGBY LEAGUE
Early kick-offs
and Elland Road
part of new Super
League season
By Ian Laybourn
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Lebanon aim
to ‘play with
passion’ and
upset England
Danny McGuire
will travel with Hull
KR to Elland Road
to face former club
Leeds on 8 February
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when they meet in Wollongong in
round two, while Leeds are expected
to travel to Melbourne for the World
Club Challenge the following weekend as Super League takes a break.
Wakefield and Castleford will
launch the Easter weekend on
Thursday 29 March, with the Hull
derby and Wigan’s annual clash with
St Helens taking centre stage on
Good Friday.
Super League executive director Roger Draper said: “2017 was a
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WORLD CUP
Super League Key dates
Champions Leeds will play two Super
League games at Elland Road in 2018 Round one fixtures:
with Danny McGuire’s Hull KR the Thursday 1 February
first visitors.
Hull FC v Huddersfield (KO 8pm)
The Rhinos, whose Headingley Warrington v Leeds (KO 7.45pm)
home is undergoing redevelopment Friday 2 February
work, will welcome newly promoted Hull KR v Wakefield (KO 8pm)
Hull KR on 8 February for their first Salford v Wigan (KO 7.45pm)
home game and host Castleford in a St Helens v Castleford (KO 7.45pm)
Grand Final rematch in March.
Sunday 4 February
Leeds are aiming to attract a Widnes v Catalans (KO 3pm)
record crowd for the homecoming of Other key dates:
the former half-back McGuire, who 19-20 May Magic Weekend
won eight Super League titles with 26-29 July Final round of games
the club.
before league splits for Super 8s
“These two games at Elland Road 25 August Challenge Cup final
will be fantastic occasions and our 13 October Grand Final
aim is to break the Super League regular season attendance record with 2017 table-toppers Castleford visiting
St Helens the following night.
these events,” said chief execuAll televised Thursday
tive Gary Hetherington.
and Friday night match“I am sure Danny
es in 2018 will have an
McGuire will get a treearlier kick-off time of
mendous reception on
7.45pm.
his return to the city
Magic Weekend
Elsewhere on the
for the Hull KR clash
returns to
opening weekend,
and our first meeting
Newcastle’s St
Hull host Huddersof next season against
James’ Park for the
field, cross-city rivals
Castleford will be eafourth year in a row
Rovers entertain
gerly anticipated.”
Wakefield, Wigan head
Leeds will begin their
to Salford and Catalans
title defence at Warrington
Dragons travel to Widnes.
on 1 February in Steve Price’s first
Wigan and Hull will make history
game in charge of the Wolves, with
i THURSDAY
2 NOVEMBER 2017
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP E
Liverpool (0)..............................3 Maribor (0)............................0
Salah 49
Can 64, Sturridge 90
Sevilla (1)....................................... 2 Spartak Moscow (0)....1
Lenglet 30
Ze Luis 78
Banega 59
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP F
Napoli (1)........................................ 2 Man City (1) ..........................4
Insigne 21
Otamendi 34
Jorginho 62 (pen)
Stones 48
Aguero 69, Sterling 90
Shakhtar Donetsk (2).......3 Feyenoord (1) .....................1
Ferreyra 15
Jorgensen 13
Marlos 17, 68
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP G
Besiktas (0) .................................1 Monaco (1) ..............................1
Tosun 54 (pen)
Lopes 45
FC Porto (1) .................................3 RB Leipzig (0)......................1
Herrera 13
Werner 48
Danilo Pereira 61
Maxi Pereira 90
P W D L F A Pts
Besiktas
4 3 1 0 8 3 10
FC Porto
4 2 0 2 9 10 6
RB Leipzig
4 1 1 2 5 10 4
Monaco
4 0 2 2 3 7
2
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H
Dortmund (1)............................1 Apoel Nicosia (0).............1
Guerreiro 29
Pote 51
Tottenham (1)...........................3 Real Madrid (0) .................1
Alli 27, 56
Ronaldo 80
Eriksen 65
P W D L F A Pts
Tottenham Hotspur
4 3 1 0 10 3 10
Real Madrid
4 2 1 1 8 5
7
Borussia Dortmund
4 0 2 2 4 8 2
Apoel Nicosia
4 0 2 2 2 8 2
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER
Frome Town 3 Stratford Town 0.
FA TROPHY FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING REPLAY
Kidsgrove Ath L Newcastle Town L; Grays Athletic
L Cray Wanderers L.
CHECKATRADE TROPHY NORTHERN GROUP B
Blackpool 4 Middlesbrough U21 1.
Leading Positions: 1 Blackpool P 3 pts 7, 2 Wigan
(2-5), 3 Accrington Stanley (2-3), 4 Middlesbrough
U21 (3-0).
CHECKATRADE TROPHY SOUTHERN GROUP A
Charlton 3 Fulham U21 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Charlton P 2 pts 6, 2 Portsmouth (2-4), 3 Fulham U21 (2-2), 4 Crawley
Town (2-0).
fantastic season with some of the
most exciting action on the pitch I’ve
ever seen.
“We believe that next season promises to be one of the most exciting
ever, with plenty for Rugby League
supporters to look forward to.
“Magic Weekend returns to Newcastle for the fourth consecutive year,
we have a first ever Super League
game in Australia and we welcome
back Hull KR following their promotion from the Championship.”
England can expect to face
passionate opponents in
their next World Cup game,
according to Lebanon captain
Robbie Farah.
The Cedars made history last
Sunday when they beat France
to gain their first World Cup
win at the fourth attempt to put
them within touching distance
of a place in the quarter-finals,
with three of the four teams
from Group A going
through to the
knockout stages.
“If we win,
it’s automatic
qualification
for the next
World Cup
and a bit of
extra money
too for the
Federation which
helps when you’re trying
to develop the game,” said
Farah (above), the 33-year-old
former Australia hooker.
The Cedars face difficult
tests in both remaining group
matches, against England on
Saturday and Australia a week
later. But Farah believes they
can spring a surprise at the
Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
“It’s a tough draw but sport’s
a funny thing,” he said. “We’re
going to go out there and play
with a bit of passion and see
where it gets us.”
RUGBY UNION
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham (0).....................0 Brentford (0).......................2
Watkins 74 (pen)
Att 19,045
Maupay 84
Preston (0)...................................0 Aston Villa (2) .....................2
Chester 12
Att 14,212
Snodgrass 33
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton
15 10 2 3 27 15 32
Cardiff
15 9 4 2 21 11 31
Sheff Utd
15 10 0 5 20 13 30
Bristol City
15 7 6 2 24 15 27
Aston Villa
15 7 5 3 21 13 26
Derby
14 7 4 3 21 15 25
Leeds
15 7 2 6 23 16 23
Middlesbrough
15 6 5 4 20 13 23
Norwich
15 6 4 5 14 18 22
Preston North End
15 5 6 4 19 16 21
Ipswich
14 7 0 7 23 22 21
QPR
15 5 6 4 19 18 21
Nottm Forest
15 7 0 8 21 26 21
Sheff Wed
15 5 5 5 19 18 20
Brentford
15 4 7 4 22 20 19
Fulham
15 4 7 4 18 17 19
Millwall
15 4 5 6 17 16 17
Hull
15 4 4 7 27 26 16
Barnsley
14 4 4 6 20 21 16
Reading
14 4 3 7 14 17 15
Birmingham
15 3 3 9 8 23 12
Sunderland
15 1 7 7 20 30 10
Burton Albion
15 2 4 9 9 31 10
Bolton
15 1 5 9 11 28 8
CRICKET
FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
India v New Zealand, Delhi: India 202-3 (20.0
overs; S Dhawan 80, R G Sharma 80). New
Zealand 149-8 (20.0 overs). India beat New
Zealand by 53 runs.
TENNIS
ATP ROLEX PARIS MASTERS, PARIS, FRANCE:
Men’s Second round: (1) R NADAL (Sp) bt H
Chung (S Kor) 7-5 6-3; J Benneteau (Fr) bt (11) J
TSONGA (Fr) 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2; (16) J SOCK (US)
bt K EDMUND (GB) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) .
FOOTBALL FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP E
Apollon Limassol v Atalanta (6) .............................................
Lyon v Everton (6) ...............................................................................
EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP H
Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade (8.05)......................................
Cologne v BATE Borisov (8.05)................................................
May’s injury clips Jones’s
wing options for autumn
By Duncan Bech
Jonny May is set to miss England’s
opening autumn international
against Argentina on Saturday
week after sustaining a hamstring
injury during the squad’s training
camp in Portugal.
May (right) pulled up in
Tuesday’s practice session in Vilamoura to further limit Eddie Jones’s
wing options after Jack
Nowell was yesterday
ruled out of the entire series with a fractured eye
socket and Elliot Daly set to
miss the campaign due to torn
knee ligaments.
It leaves England with only
three fit players in the position for
the visit of the Pumas in Anthony
Watson, Denny Solomona and
Semesa Rokoduguni.
There are minor concerns over
Solomona and Rokoduguni, but
the pair are expected to shake off
an Achilles issue and dead leg re-
spectively. Jones had hoped to rest
Watson due to his involvement in
the British and Irish Lions Test
series against New Zealand during
the summer, but he must now revise
those plans and start him in a back
three that will also include either
Solomona or Rokoduguni.
Fly-half Marcus Smith
is to return home after
spraining his foot and Joe
Launchbury is nursing a
knee problem that will
prevent him from training until tomorrow.
England were forced to
adjust their training programme yesterday to account
for the number of injuries and the
rested Lions players, which meant
14 of the 33 who assembled in Portugal were unable to take part.
Losing May would be a significant blow as the 27-year-old has
been in blistering form since swapping Bath for Leicester this season,
crossing 10 times in nine matches
for the Tigers.
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CRICKET
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ngland can expect David
Warner to shoot from
the hip this winter but,
true to his roots, his
opening partner is likely
to maintain a rather more Englishstyle stiff upper lip.
When Middlesbrough-born
Matt Renshaw was handed his
first Australia Test cap 12 months
ago against South Africa, it was
widely seen as an indication of a
scattergun selectorial approach
from a country that had previously
been a byword for consistency.
The fact that Renshaw was
born in the North-east to English
parents, also suggested that the
country which had constantly
criticised England for picking
South African-born players in the
past had gone full circle.
Fast-forward a year and Renshaw
is firmly established as Warner’s
opening partner and is looking
forward to locking horns, not just
with the country he used to call
home, but also a childhood mate in
England captain Joe Root.
Their parents used to play
together for Sheffield Collegiate,
Helen [Joe Root’s mum]
says that during the Ashes,
we can be Sunderland and
they can be Newcastle
with Joe and his brother Billy
enjoying outfield knockabouts with
a young Renshaw before the latter
upped sticks and headed, first to
New Zealand, and then to Australia
in 2007.
A further link between the
Renshaw family and England’s
current Test and one-day squad is
extended when Matt’s father, Ian,
reveals that his wife, Alison, used
to act as a maths tutor to one-day
player Liam Plunkett.
And it doesn’t end there.
“We left Teesside as I went to
work at Sheffield Hallam University
where I taught coaching and
sport psychology,” says Renshaw.
“I worked with Mark Bawden
there, who was the England sport
psychologist with [Andrew] Strauss
and [Andy] Flower.
“I also supervised Mike Rotheram
on his [undergraduate] thesis and
for his Masters. Mike is currently
in Oz as the sports psychologist
for England’s women. When I was
in Sheffield I played at Sheffield
collegiate, hence the link with the
Roots and Richard Kettleborough
[the former Yorkshire batsman
Bayliss given
up on Stokes
joining with
Ashes squad
By Chris Stocks
IN PERTH
Trevor Bayliss has written off any
faint hope that Ben Stokes might
play a part in this winter’s Ashes
series. England have begun this
Meet the
Englishman
going in to bat
for Australia
Matt Renshaw was born in Middlesbrough and counts
Joe Root as a mate, but will open the innings for his
adopted homeland in the Ashes. By Richard Edwards
and now international umpire] who
captained me.
“Helen [Root’s mum] and Alison
are both Geordies, and Helen says
that [during the Ashes] we can
be Sunderland and they can be
Newcastle. It will never happen!”
Ian Renshaw, who played two
matches for Nottinghamshire
Second XI at the age of 19, now
works in Brisbane at the Queensland
University of Technology (QUT)
tour of Australia without their vicecaptain, star all-rounder and most
influential on-field presence following the late-night brawl in Bristol in
early September that has led to him
being the subject of an ongoing police investigation.
The incident occurred while
Stokes was on international duty so
at the conclusion of police business
he will be subject to an internal England & Wales Cricket Board disciplinary investigation that will focus on
why he was out at 2.30am midway
through a one-day series against
West Indies.
While some have raised the prospect of the 26-year-old being para-
and has been an influential figure in
revamping Australia’s approach to
how children in the country learn
the game.
With that kind of background, it’s
little wonder that his son is known
for his studious approach to batting
– the straight man to Warner’s
rather more colourful approach.
His 184 against Pakistan in the
New Year Test at Sydney suggested
that Australia were right to take
a chance on a batsman who had
played only 12 First Class matches –
one more than Warner when he got
his own Test call in 2011.
So how did his family feel when
their Newcastle United-supporting
son was handed the Baggy Green?
“It was obviously a very proud
and surreal moment,” says Ian, who
was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
“People say it was always going to
happen but we never thought that
Trevor Bayliss said his squad have
drawn up a list of off-field rules
chuted into the touring party at
some point during the series if both
the police and ECB investigations
are concluded quickly, the England
coach Bayliss admits he has already
written that scenario off.
“I have,” he said. “If he turns up
it’s an absolute bonus. And if he did
happen to turn up, I’m quite sure he
would slip back in very easily.”
Asked when he thought Stokes
might be available for selection
again, Bayliss replied: “Haven’t got
a clue. It’s totally out of our hands.
We have just got on with preparing
as best we can.
“The players have a very important, tough series coming up and
until the phone call on the Sunday
he was selected.”
As well as his brief junior forays
on to the outfield of Sheffield
Collegiate’s Abbeydale Park home,
Matt Renshaw also spent a summer
in England playing for the MCC
Young Cricketers.
The MCC programme was chosen
with the aim of Renshaw slipping
stealth-like into England without
attracting any undue attention
If Stokes turns up it is
an absolute bonus. If he did
turn up, he would slip back
in to the group very easily
they are totally focused on winning
it. They are concentrating on playing
without him. We can’t worry about
something we can’t control.
“If any team lose one of their better players it’s going to be upsetting
to a certain degree. But we have
time to smooth things out and find
the right combination. We certainly
wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think
we could win without him.”
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action against Pakistan
back in January GETTY
from counties with an interest in
exploiting his English roots.
On the subject of roots, it also
allowed him to spend a season
playing with Joe’s brother Billy, who
is now with Nottinghamshire.
Mark Alleyne worked with both
teenagers during that 2014 season
and, although he was under strict
instructions from Cricket Australia
to ensure that any approaches to
Renshaw were rebuffed, he thought
The fall-out from the Stokes controversy has forced England to ask
themselves uncomfortable questions
about their team culture and player
behaviour.
To that end captain Joe Root
and the rest of the Ashes squad got
together with Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, last Friday
to draw up rules regarding off-field
behaviour in Australia.
The meeting, which took place at
Lord’s with no team management
present, ended with all agreeing to
abide by a written code of conduct
that includes measures such as informing team security every time
they go on a night out and imposing
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Sunderland steady
ship with McKinlay
and Stockdale
Southgate must
recall super-fit
Wilshere, says
Arsenal boss
By Damian Spellman
that Billy could be England’s secret
weapon in attempting a defection.
“You get quite close to the parents,”
says Alleyne. “It would have been
misguided for me to try and turn
him towards England and away from
Australia. We had Billy Root with
us at the time, though, and he and
Matt got along very well. I thought he
might be able to do a conversion on
him but it clearly didn’t work!”
As it was, any attempt to lure
Renshaw home would have been
thwarted anyway. Cricket Australia’s
initial request for Renshaw to
spend time in England was through
a personally penned letter from
former captain Greg Chappell, who
was in no doubt that he would benefit
hugely from gaining experience on
English pitches.
Renshaw scored runs consistently
throughout that summer, as well as
showing flashes of impetuosity more
readily associated with his Test
opening partner.
There will be plenty of verbals
flying backwards and forwards
in the coming months, although
Renshaw has generally been one to
let his batting do the talking.
The weaknesses that the England
captain would have noticed in
Sheffield at the age of seven are
likely to have long-since vanished but
despite the close links between the
two families, the onset of hostilities
will ensure a five-match suspension
of niceties, on the pitch, at least.
In the stands, meanwhile, Ian and
Root’s father, Matt, can share a beer
and reminisce about opening stands
of days gone by. THE INDEPENDENT
an alcohol ban on all squad members
72 hours before any match.
“The players have sat down, had a
bit of a chat and come up with a few
rules and regulations, and a belief or
agreement among themselves that
they will be doing the right thing,”
said Bayliss. THE INDEPENDENT
Essex head coach Chris
Silverwood will take over
as England fast bowling coach
early next year. Silverwood, 42,
replaces Ottis Gibson, who has
left to become head coach of
South Africa.
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Billy McKinlay and Robbie Stockdale
have been placed in interim charge
of Sunderland after Simon Grayson
was sacked late on Tuesday night.
The Black Cats, currently in the
Championship relegation zone, are
searching for their 11th permanent
manager in less than nine years having axed Grayson following the 3-3
home draw with fellow strugglers
Bolton Wanderers.
Ahead of the Tees-Wear derby with
Middlesbrough on Sunday, ex-Boro
defender Stockdale and former Watford head coach McKinlay have been
installed in a joint-caretaker role.
Grayson’s exit, after 18 games in
charge, was confirmed barely 24
hours after he claimed he deserved Billy McKinlay spent just eight days as
a chance to put things right after head coach of Watford in 2014
having “the balls” to leave Preston
and take the job in the first place.
for a club of this stature. “In order for
However, the cash-strapped club us to improve upon our current posihave made a change given they
tion, we believe a fundamental
are currently in danger of
change is necessary.”
becoming just the third
Sunderland have not
team in the Premier
won in 13 ChampionLeague era to suffer
ship games and last
successive relegations
recorded a home vicNumber
of
victories
out of the top two tiers.
tory 11 months ago
this
season
for
Chief executive
against Watford in the
Sunderland, from
Martin Bain said:
Premier
League. They
15 games
“Simon and his team
currently reside in the
have worked tirelessly
drop zone having taken
to achieve the best for
only 10 points from their 15
the football club during their
fixtures to date and have won
time here.
just one league game all season.
“While we hoped that Simon’s
Bain, on behalf of owner Ellis
experience in the Football League Short, will now search for a 10th perwould help us to a successful season, manent manager since Roy Keane
results have not been good enough left the club in December 2008.
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Match my ambitions or let’s
call it a day, says Coleman
By Phil Blanche
Chris Coleman believes Wales are at
an “important crossroads” as talks
continue over his future.
Yesterday the Wales manager
named a 24-man squad, including
Gareth Bale, for this month’s
friendlies against France
and Panama but says
he does not know if the
games will be his last.
Coleman (right) wants
the Football Association
of Wales to commit to
improving the set-up and
said: “I look at us at where we
are and where we’ve come from.
I wouldn’t say it is critical, but we are
at an important crossroads – are we
going to take it on? I have to ask ‘am
I the man to take it on and have I got
the tools to take it the next step?’
“We’ve been a top-10 team in the
last couple of years and to maintain
that or take it on it means we need to
do things a bit differently. Maybe not
all parties will agree on that when we
sit down, but that’s my take on it.”
Coleman’s contract has a break
clause which can be activated at the
end of the month.
“There will probably be another
two or three conversations before
we get to a yes or a no from
either party,” he added.
“Either Wales will say
‘no, Chris we can’t do that
– we can’t take it to there’
and I’m saying ‘that’s
what I need to take this
further and you can’t give
me that’. If that happens
I’ll say ‘that’s fine, let’s shake
hands, it’s been great’.
“It will definitely be after this camp
that we’ll get together and speak
again. But this is not going to go on for
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Wales squad Hennessey, Ward, Maxwell, Davies,
Chester, Taylor, Gunter, Lockyer, A Williams, Ampadu,
Allen, Edwards, King, Ledley, Ramsey, Huws,
J Williams, Bale, Watkins, Robson-Kanu, Vokes,
Lawrence, Woodburn, Brooks.
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Arsenal manager Arsène
Wenger has urged Gareth
Southgate to name Jack
Wilshere in his England squad
for the Wembley friendlies
against Germany and Brazil.
Wilshere (below) is expected
to play against Red
Star Belgrade
in the Europa
League at
the Emirates
tonight and
Wenger
said: “I think
he is ready.
I personally
think a super-fit
Jack, I don’t know
how you can keep him out of the
England squad.”
Tonight, Theo Walcott and
Olivier Giroud join Wilshere
in a side that mixes youth and
experience and Wenger added:
“If you look at the number of
minutes played by all of these
players since the start of the
season many of them are in a
very competitive shape, which
should be an advantage for us
for the rest of the season.”
EVERTON
Audition No 3
for Unsworth
without four
key players
By Jack Austin
David Unsworth’s third
audition for the Everton
manager’s job on a permanent
basis will be done without
four key first-team players,
including Wayne Rooney,
Leighton Baines and Phil
Jagielka, who have
been left at home
for the must-win
Europa
League match
with Lyon
this evening.
Michael
Keane is still
out with a leg
infection.
Unsworth (above),
a former Everton defender,
has the backing of the players
to take the job until the end
of the season but the 2-0 loss
to Leicester City on Sunday
has discouraged the board
somewhat.
“Nothing more has been said,”
Unsworth said. “Hopefully we’ll
sit down after Sunday, we all
want the best for Everton. We
just carry on, game by game.”
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GROUP F
Kanté’s absence
highlights Chelsea’s
widespread chaos
an obvious effect but Conte hasn’t
found a balance without him.
As much as Antonio Conte attemptTiémoué Bakayoko has only
ed to explain Chelsea’s performance played well beside his French comin the Stadio Olimpico, it was just patriot, and Cesc Fabregas already
one of those nights when none of the looks to be struggling with the
words could match the impression weight of minutes he’s played.
made by the images.
“The injuries did not come at a
Among them were the
good time,” Thibaut Courtois
manager’s demeanour as
said. “N’Golo brings a lot of
Roma continued to rain
balance into the team but
in shots on his team
you cannot push him if he
and Gary Cahill’s fadoesn’t feel ready. Danny
cial expression as he
Drinkwater was out a
was hauled off after
long time as well, so Cesc
55 minutes. But perand Baka played a lot of
haps the worst came 13
games and that impacts
minutes after that.
on their legs and it’s hard for
That was when three
them to keep up the pressure.”
Chelsea players chased Edin
If the attacking part of a team is
Dzeko in such panicked
best built on unpredictabildesperation, only to
The mistake ity, the defence is on staleave Diego Perotti com- was like a
bility – but there has been
pletely free to the left.
none of that with Chelsea’s
Even then, Dzeko still silent movie
backline. Players have been
turned all three of them except it
bizarrely switched around,
revealed the
to set him up.
like the decision to move
It was like something dysfunction
Cahill (above) to the right.
out of a silent movie, that has
It has meant that the cenexcept it revealed the gripped this
tre-halves aren’t as comdysfunction that has
fortable with where they
gripped this team. It team
are supposed to be, resultwas the type of thing
ing in more goals conceded.
that was unimaginable last season.
Those who know Conte from
Chelsea have gone from the side Italy say that this 3-0 defeat – on
whose success was based on how his first trip back as manager – will
seamlessly they fitted together, to have stung him, and that he hasn’t
one where there is an issue in al- looked this agitated since he was at
most every area.
Atalanta in 2010.
The fact that Alvaro Morata just
It hasn’t helped that he didn’t get
isn’t the striker Diego Costa was the players he wanted last summer,
has been much discussed and has but what was so impressive about
disturbed their forward movement. last season was how he still made
Behind him and Eden Hazard, the do. He badly needs to show that
absence of N’Golo Kanté will have mettle now. THE INDEPENDENT
By Miguel Delaney
MANCHESTER UNITED
Mourinho to face tax fraud
allegations in Spanish court
By Simon Peach
Jose Mourinho is scheduled to face
accusations of tax fraud in Spain
tomorrow and his familiar routine
has already changed ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Chelsea.
The Spanish authorities
opened a case against
the 54-year-old (right)
in June for alleged tax
evasion during his
spell at Real Madrid.
I t w a s a l l e ge d
Mourinho owes the
Spanish state nearly
£2.9m in undeclared
revenue related to image
rights in 2011 and 2012 – a claim
that has been strenuously denied by
his representatives.
United have yet to confirm
whether Mourinho will attend the
hearing, but the club announced
their manager will hold his match
preview press conference today
ahead of Sunday’s game. That is a
break from their standard practice
of hosting it on a Friday before a
weekend fixture.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has
been invited to “discuss his concerns” about the Old Trafford atmosphere by the Manchester
United Supporters Trust.
Apparent tension between the manager and
sections of the fan base
has been a hot topic since
the Portuguese held a finger to his lips after beating
Tottenham on Saturday.
Those frustrations seemed
to continue in the build-up to
Tuesday’s Champions League win
against Benfica, with Mourinho saying to supporters in the programme
notes that he hoped they “enjoy the
game more than some of you did
against Tottenham”.
Record-breaker Aguero
sees City safely through
NAPOLI
Insigne 21, Jorginho 62 pen
2
MANCHESTER CITY
Otamendi 34, Stones 48, Aguero 69,
Sterling 90
4
By Miguel Delaney
AT THE STADIO SAN PAOLO
Manchester City showed Napoli what
they were made of last night with a
victory that saw striker Sergio Aguero become his team’s all-time record
scorer, at the same time extending
his team’s winning run to 14 games in
all competitions and also saw them
mathematically qualify for the Champions League last 16.
But it was far from easy for Pep
Guardiola’s team as Napoli went at
them and gave them problems like no
other side has done this season.
This wasn’t just any other
game, but perhaps the best in the
Champions League this season.
If the hope for so many rivals
this season is that City will begin to
buckle once they face a proper setback and their rhythm is disrupted,
the response to that happening here
should be ominous.
Napoli’s manager Maurizio Sarri
Group F details
Man City
Shak Donetsk
Napoli
Feyenoord
P
4
4
4
4
W
4
3
1
0
D
0
0
0
0
L
0
1
3
4
F A Pts
12 3 12
7 5
9
7 9
3
3 12
0
Remaining fixtures
Manchester City: 21 Nov Feyenoord
(h); 6 Dec Shakhtar Donetsk (a).
had dwelt on how to do exactly that.
The 58-year-old had said the only way
his side could get a result out of this
game was to prevent City starting in
the way they usually do and getting
the early goal they usually do. It is
all the more important then that the
Serie A leaders succeeded in that by
giving City the kind of problems they
haven’t usually faced.
Napoli hounded and pressed them
in the way we haven’t seen for some
time and meant City went behind for
the first time in some time as Lorenzo
Insigne finished a sweeping one-two
passed goalkeeper Ederson.
As brilliant as the Italian’s finish
was, the real beauty of the goal was
in Dries Mertens’s divine first-time
outside-of-the-foot return ball at the
edge of the box. It took out five City
players and took the breath away.
City weren’t accustomed to going
behind so early, but they stepped up
to the challenge accordingly.
Ilkay Gundogan began to run the
midfield, and so many of the attackers around him ran with more purpose. Warning was served for Napoli
on 32 minutes when a surging break
ended with Aguero having a shot
deflected just wide, but the Italians
couldn’t heed it.
That is perhaps the extra challenge
of facing this City, and the difficulty
of striking a balance against them.
To start against them in the way that
Sarri said he needed, you need to put
in the kind of effort that is unsustainable. Napoli were already dropping
back when, on 35 minutes, Nicolas
Otamendi rose highest to head in
Gundogan’s cross and make it 1-1.
City started to apply the pressure,
as Otamendi missed another chance,
John Stones hit the crossbar, and
Raheem Sterling might have had a
penalty after Elseid Hysaj had taken
him down.
The young English winger’s running and weaving was giving Napoli
all manner of problems, and almost
saw him give City the lead after work-
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Sergio Aguero
celebrates scoring
Manchester City’s
third goal last night
REUTERS
Salah ends deadlock as Maribor
make Anfield wait for victory
LIVERPOOL
Salah 49, Can 64, Sturridge 90.
NK MARIBOR
3
AT ANFIELD
Reina
Albiol
Hysaj
Allan
Koulibaly Ghoulam
Jorginho
Hamsik
Insigne
Callejon
Mertens
Aguero
Sané
De Bruyne
Sterling
Gundogan Fernandinho
Delph
Otamendi
Feyenoord might have
taken the lead through a
Nicolai Jorgensen goal but it was
Shakhtar Donetsk who took all
three points at their OSK Metalist
home via a Marlos double and a
goal from Facundo Ferreyra.
Stones
Danilo
Ederson
Manchester City
Subs: Napoli Maggio (Ghoulam, 31), Rog (Allan, 75),
Ounas (Jorginho, 82); Man City David Silva (Gundogan,
71), Bernardo Silva (Aguero, 76), Jesus (Sané, 90).
Booked: Napoli Mertens, Koulibaly; Man City
Otamendi.
Man of the Match Aguero. Rating 8/10.
Possession: Napoli 49% Man City 51%.
Attempts on target: Napoli 6 Man City 5.
Referee F Brych (Ger).
Attendance 44,483.
ing his way into the box, only for Raul
Albiol to get across and block. That
it required that showed how far City
were pushing, how close a goal was.
Within moments, they got over the
line. A Leroy Sané cross was headed
off the bar by Stones, but crucially, it
bounced just inside the goal.
It was as if Sarri had prepared so
much for all the sophistication of
City’s attacking that he had forgotten to look at something much more
basic: how to defend set-pieces.
Napoli had more to offer themselves, though, and a thunderous
shot against the bar from Insigne
from distance was the signal. On the
hour, they had the equaliser, as Sane
fouled Albiol in the box and Jorginho
stroked the penalty into the corner.
With the score at 2-2 and with half
an hour left, the game was wide open,
with both teams willing to throw everything at each other. City tipped
the balance in the 70th minute. In
one moment, Napoli’s Jose Callejon
missed a supreme chance after a run
and pass from Mertens. In the next,
Aguero was put through on goal to
fire the ball past Pepe Reina.
In a game that had been end to end,
that was the way to finish it, but City
weren’t done yet as Sterling completed another breakaway to get a
deserved goal.
City, however, may just be getting
started. THE INDEPENDENT
It was not quite the shellacking
some had expected, but Liverpool
nevertheless made sure to take another three points from Maribor,
the weakest link in their group, and
strengthen their hopes of qualifying
for the knock-out stages.
Anfield was made to wait, with
Mohamed Salah, Emre Can and
Daniel Sturridge eventually breaking the visitors’ resolve in the second half, while James Milner missed
a penalty. Yet even after scoring
seven against this opposition a fortnight ago, the margin of victory here
mattered little..
Liverpool travel to Seville later
this month top of Group E and a
point clear of the Andalusians,
knowing a win will take them
through to the knock-out stages for
the first time in nine long years.
It took Jürgen Klopp’s side just
four minutes to break the deadlock
in Slovenia, but Darko Milanic, he of
a 32-day tenure at Massimo Cellino’s
Leeds United, set his team up more
conservatively for this trip to Merseyside. It was clear from the first
whistle that Liverpool and the Anfield crowd would need to be patient.
Milner found a rare route in behind Maribor’s defence in the opening stages, slipping through the line
in the inside-right channel, but instead of shooting at goal he elected
to tee up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,
whose path to goal was blocked.
The 24-year-old, handed only his
second start since arriving from
Arsenal in the summer, did not have
to wait long for another chance to
fall his way when, shortly after, he
met Roberto Firmino’s cross from
Group E details
Karius
0
By Mark Critchley
Napoli
Liverpool
Alexander- Matip
Arnold
Klavan
Can
Milner
Wijnaldum
OxladeChamberlain Firmino
Bohar
Viler
Suler
Mesanovic
Kabha
Moreno
Pihler
Rajcevic
Salah
Hotic
Milec
Billong
Handanovic
NK Maribor
Subs: Liverpool Henderson (Wijnaldum, 17),
Sturridge (Salah, 74), Grujic (Firmino, 85);
Maribor Tavares (Mesanovic, 59), Bajde (Bohar 69),
Ahmedi (Hotic, 81).
Man of the Match Emre Can.
Match rating 8/10.
Possession: Liverpool 68% Maribor 32%.
Attempts on target: Liverpool 8 Maribor 1.
Referee I Kruzliak (Slovakia).
Attendance 47,957.
the right but under pressure, lofted
a scuffed shot over the crossbar.
Firmino then went close with
Liverpool’s best chance of the
opening half, a header that caught
a deflection from Maribor’s JeanClaude Billong. Goalkeeper Jasmin
Handanovic, cousin of Internazionale’s Samir, acrobatically tipped the
ball onto his own crossbar.
The first signs of discontent and
calls for urgency from the Anfield
crowd began to creep in but still
Liverpool could not find a way to
slip behind a deep-lying defence.
Instead, yet another chance came
from the right but Can’s header was
off-target.
Four minutes into the second half
Liverpool
Sevilla
Spar Moscow
NK Maribor
P
4
4
4
4
W
2
2
1
0
D
2
1
2
1
L F A Pts
0 13 3 8
1 8 8 7
1 8 5 5
3 1 14 1
Remaining fixtures
Liverpool: 21 Nov Sevilla (a); 6 Dec
Spartak Moscow (h)
Trent Alexander-Arnold swung in a
cross and Salah stole a yard in front
of Aleksander Rajcevic to divert the
ball in with an outstretched left leg.
When Firmino was brought down
clumsily in the penalty area, Milner was given an opportunity to
extend their lead from the spot but
Handanovic pushed the midfielder’s
attempt against a post.
Firmino had an attempt from
close range turned away by the goalkeeper and, after being picked out
by a excellent Alberto Moreno cross,
Salah should have done better than
fire a point-blank range header over.
Eventually, the second goal came
and Milner atoned for his penalty
miss by linking up with Can with a
one-two, allowing his midfield partner to slice a first-time finish into the
corner of the net.
The contest was all but over, save
for a few Maribor forays forward
and one powerful strike by Martin
Milec that Loris Karius comfortably
beat down to the ground.
Liverpool searched for a third
and found it through substitute
Daniel Sturridge, who drove home
Moreno’s cross . THE INDEPENDENT
Sevilla, Liverpool’s
next opponents, beat
Spartak Moscow 2-1 with goals
from Clement Lenglet and Ever
Banega to take second spot
behind Jürgen Klopp’s side. Ze
Luis hit a late goal for Spartak.
Emre Can scores the second goal after Liverpool were held in a goalless first half by Maribor last night REUTERS
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Real class from Spurs
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Alli 27, 56; Eriksen 65
Englishman
who will bat
for Aussies in
the Ashes
They’ll still talk about this game,
years from now: when Harry Kane is
that jowly bloke off Soccer Saturday,
when Mauricio Pochettino is greying and frail, when Dele Alli a grandfather of seven with a penchant for
cheeky practical jokes.
They’ll reminisce about it in the
oxygen bars of Enfield and the hoverboard racetracks of south Essex.
Where were you when Tottenham
Hotspur bullied the European champions at Wembley?
Far more impressive than the fact
of Tottenham handing Real Madrid
their first Champions League groupstage defeat since 2012, and qualifying for the last 16 in the process, was
the way they did it: with bravery and
skill, composure and organisation.
Remarkably, it was Spurs who played
like the kings of Europe; Real the club
who once played Gary Doherty up
front for an entire half-season.
Dele Alli returned from his European suspension in spectacular
fashion to score two goals. Christian
Eriksen grabbed the other, and as the
goals rained in the reaction around
Wembley was not merely euphoria
but disbelief: dismantling the world’s
best club should not be this easy.
Of course Tottenham rode their
luck, just as they did a fortnight ago
in the Bernabeu. There was a suspicion of offside to Alli’s first goal, for
example.
And of course Real created
chances: Hugo Lloris played another
blinder. Davinson Sanchez marshalled the defence brilliantly after a
first-half injury to Toby Alderweireld.
Kieran Trippier outplayed Marcelo
on the Tottenham right, and despite
Cristiano Ronaldo’s late consolation,
Tottenham were secure.
Tottenham, just as unfancied Girona had done in beating them 2-1 at the
weekend, pressed Real high, preventing them from passing the ball out of
defence and turning the visitors’ fabled midfield of Toni Kroos, Luka Mo-
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Winks
Trippier
Eriksen
Dier
Kane
Alli
Davies
Ronaldo
Benzema
Isco
Modric
Casemiro
Kroos
Marcelo
Nacho
Ramos
Hakimi
Casilla
Real Madrid
Subs: Spurs Sissoko (Alderweireld, 24), Dembélé
(Winks, 66), Llorente (Kane, 79); Real Madrid Mayoral
(Benzema, 73) Asensio (Isco, 73), Hernandez (Modric,
81).
Booked: Spurs Dembélé; Real Madrid Ramos.
Man of the Match Alli.
Rating 8/10.
Possession: Spurs 43% Real Madrid 57%.
Attempts on target: Spurs 7 Real Madrid 10.
Referee C Cakir (Tur).
Attendance 83,782.
dric and Isco into spectators. So too
Ronaldo, who spent the first half hour
largely skulking with malign intent,
like a smoker without a cigarette.
By the time Real finally twitched
into life with a couple of decent Ronaldo chances, they were already
behind. Kane and Harry Winks had
already enjoyed a couple of decent
openings, but on 27 minutes they finally made their advantage count.
It was Trippier with the foresight
to make the run down the right,
Winks with the vision to pick him
out, Trippier again with the courage
to play the cross first time on the volley, and Alli with the strength to hold
off Nacho and slide the ball in.
Wembley erupted, but this was a
time when Tottenham needed their
composure more than ever. Lloris
made a couple of regulation saves
from Ronaldo, while Sissoko (less
surprisingly) and then Kane (more
so) both fluffed chances to double
Tottenham’s lead.
Group H details
Tottenham
Real Madrid
B Dortmund
APOEL
P
4
4
4
4
W
3
2
0
0
D
1
1
2
2
L
0
1
2
2
F A Pts
10 3 10
8 5
7
4 8
2
2 8
2
Remaining fixtures
Tottenham: 21 Nov B Dortmund (a);
6 Dec APOEL (h).
RUGBY UNION
Yarde heads from Quins to Sale
Harlequins and England winger
Marland Yarde has signed a
three-year contract with
Sale Sharks. Both Sale
and Quins confirmed
that the 25-year-old
(right) will move
to the Sharks with
immediate effect.
It ends the saga
surrounding Yarde’s
club future after Quins left
him out of their team to face
Wasps 10 days ago after he missed
three training sessions this season,
offering unsatisfactory excuses
each time.
Sale rugby director Steve
Diamond said: “Marland
will very much suit our
attacking style of play.
“He fits our criteria
of internationalclass recruitment,
and our search for a
world-class lock, prop and
centre continues.”
» May injury blow, p49
Ten minutes into the second
half, though, they were in again: a
dummy from Kane, a missed tackle
by Casemiro, and Alli’s shot cannoning in off Sergio Ramos. Ten minutes
after that, incredibly, it got even better. Alli threaded the ball through for
Kane, who delayed the pass just long
enough for Eriksen to sprint clear
and tuck the ball past Kiko Casilla.
In the centre circle Ronaldo, the
cheers of 80,000 crowing Londoners
TENNIS
Stephens slumps
once again in China
Sloane Stephens lost her WTA Elite
Trophy opener against Latvian
Anastasija Sevastova to continue
her winless run since lifting the US
Open trophy. The American’s form
in Asia has been in stark contrast
to her stunning fortnight in New
York and, after losing her opening
matches in Wuhan and Beijing, she
went down 7-5, 6-3 to Sevastova in
Zhuhai. It was a rematch of their US
Open quarter-final, which Stephens
edged in a deciding tie-break.
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as Alli schools Madrid
Impressive Pochettino has
melded steel with swagger
Kevin
Garside
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
T
ringing in his ears, simply shook his
head sadly.
Ultimately, he would get his goal,
smashing the ball grumpily home
from close range as Real’s weight of
crosses finally became too much for
Tottenham to bear.
But undoubtedly it was Tottenham’s night: a night of champagne
football and golden memories, that
nobody who saw it will ever quite forget. THE INDEPENDENT
Dele Alli hammers home his and
Tottenham’s second goal at Wembley
last night GETTY
WINTER OLYMPICS
FOOTBALL
Russians banned in
Sochi doping probe
Russian cross-country skiers
Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy
Belov have been banned from the
Olympics for life for doping at Sochi
2014. Legkov has been stripped of
the 50km freestyle gold and 4x10km
relay silver he won at the Winter
Olympics. Belov came 18th in the
men’s skiathlon. The bans follow an
IOC investigation into widespread
doping among Russians and sample
tampering by anti-doping officials in
Sochi and more are expected.
Borussia Dortmund’s
troubles continued as they
were held to a 1-1 draw at home
by APOEL. Raphael Guerreiro’s
goal was cancelled out by Mickael
Pote in the second half.
hhe Tottenham project
rolls on, Real Madrid
the ultimate notch on
Mauricio Pochettino’s
goal post. Those who
snipe at the available space in
Pochettino’s trophy cabinet miss
the point. The measure for him is
not Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola
et al but those who came before at
White Hart Lane.
Pochettino has coated Spurs
in steel while remaining faithful
to the Tottenham style book.
The result has transformed the
Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring
atmosphere at the club, no longer
Tottenham’s third goal
effete cup cavaliers but consistent
Premier League challengers and
was a propaganda gift from the
at last an authentic presence in the
Catalan gods, the first time in 27
Champions League.
years that a newly-promoted team
The 12 times champions were
had beaten Spain’s regal ensemble.
stupendously second best on their
And now this. You have to fear
first visit to Wembley. It might be
for coach Zinedane Zidane at a club
we are witnessing the slow creep
where 3-0 defeats are cause for
of decline in this iteration
root and branch reform.
of the mighty Los Blancos,
They had not been beaten
Cristiano Ronaldo not
in five years in a group
Against a
quite the lethal rapier
game, a run stretching
team devoid
of old up front, Sergio
over 30 games.
of
a
sense
of
Ramos not quite the barn
The last time Ronaldo
deference,
door at the back and in
appeared at Wembley
between, Luca Modric and Real found
eight years ago, he was
themselves
Toni Kroos nothing like
a winner in the League
the glue that ordinarily
Cup final, scoring for
having to
binds the whole.
Manchester United.
chase a lot of
The alarm has already leather
Arguably for the first time
been raised in La Liga,
since, Ronaldo looked
where Real sit third, eight
second best, despite
points behind leaders Barcelona,
the late consolation of his 111th
who have dropped only two points
Champions League goal.
in the first ten games. That, as ever,
The Madrid midfield is one
is a power relation that cannot be
designed to have the ball, and
tolerated.
to be fair that is the common
To the defeat to Real Betis earlier experience, but against a Spurs
in the season was added the loss
team unencumbered by any sense
last weekend at Girona, which in a
of deference they found themselves
period of political ferment in Spain
having to chase a lot of leather, and
Villa ease to victory over Preston
Aston Villa moved up to fifth in the
Championship table with a
comfortable 2-0 win over
Preston. First-half goals
from James Chester
and Robert Snodgrass
(right) earned Steve
Bruce his first
managerial victory at
Deepdale and means
Villa have won six of
their last eight league
games.
Substitute Neal Maupay inspired
Brentford to a deserved 2-0 win at
Birmingham. The striker came off
the bench to win a penalty and
score in the final 16 minutes
as the Bees extended their
unbeaten Championship
run to eight games. Ollie
Watkins netted the spotkick after Maupay was
brought down before the
Frenchman secured the win,
which put the west London
side up to 15th.
» Sunderland steady ship, p51
TENNIS
Nadal will end the
year on top of world
Rafael Nadal will end the year as
World No 1 after beating Hyeon
Cheng in straight sets at the Paris
Masters. The Spaniard won 7-5,
6-3 and will now take on Uruguay’s
Pablo Cuevas in the last 16. Britain’s
Kyle Edmund lost his second-round
tie 6-4, 6-7, 6-7 against the American
Jack Sock despite going 4-0 up in
the deciding third set. Inspired
Sock won five games in a row to pull
himself back into the match before
eventually taking the tie-break 7-5.
neither Kroos, nor Modric, nor Isco
are cut out for defensive shifts.
Thus Marcus Eriksson, Harry
Winks, Eric Dier, and Moussa
Sissoko held sway impressively
for chunks of the game, supported
willingly by Trippier and Davies
hammering down the flanks.
And that was how the opening
goal came, Winks floating a long
ball over the head of Marcelo in
search of Trippier down the right.
Trippier, marginally offside but
undetected, volleyed the ball firsttime across the face of the six-yard
box for Alli to do what he does best,
ghost in unseen.
Hitherto Alli was not having
his best night on his return to
Champions League action. Then
again five years after making your
debut for Milton Keynes Dons, how
bad can a few heavy touches at
Wembley against Real Madrid be?
Thereafter Alli’s touch returned,
as it might, and the link with Harry
Kane resumed its telepathic quality.
On nights like this Alli appears
capable of anything, driven by a
sense of self clad in hauteur.
Kane was comparatively quiet
but with a rate of plunder that
reads 75 goals in 87 games, you
can see why Pochettino might
have wanted to catapult him back
into his side against the European
champions.
He is paid for his goals but
unusually for one so prolific Kane is
just as happy to busy himself away
from goal. The stats compilers
awarded Spurs only 37 percent
possession, yet the impression
given, save for the final ten minutes
when the match was won, bore an
inverse relation to the numbers.
Funny old game.
Spurs won’t mind. They have a
win against Real Madrid, a first in
six attempts. They haven’t won a
bean yet, but their chances of doing
so have never looked better in the
Champions League era.
Sport on tv
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BT Sport 2, 5.30pm
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