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PARADISE PAPERS
TUESDAY
7 NOVEMBER 2017
Revealed:
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avoided tax
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» Latest batch of leaked files also shows how stars from TV,
music and sport used offshore schemes to beat taxman
» Bono linked to investigation over Lithuania shopping mall
» The Queen’s finances should be investigated, says Corbyn
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F1 champion used Isle of Man arrangement to
earn refund on purchase of luxury aircraft
It’s prim up North
A celebration of
northern style
Prayers are not
enough to stop US
gun violence
Grace Dent P15
P21
The worst single
Isis atrocity
Patrick Cockburn
P27
I PUZZLES
Nick Frost
Shaun of the Dead 2
will never happen
P36
The secret life
of owls P32
P22
THE REBIRTH OF NEW YORK
P5,6&7
P44
I RACING
P48
I SEXISM IN TENNIS
P51
The
News
Matrix
CRIME
Which
‘Coronation
Street’ fan has
had enough of
violent plots?
See p.19
The day at
a glance
TUESDAY
7
NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
A little more moderation
would be good. Of course,
my life hasn’t exactly been
one of moderation
DONALD TRUMP
HERITAGE
Men charged over
far-right stickers
Four men will stand trial for putting
up stickers supporting a banned
far-right extremist group at a
university. The men were charged
after a police investigation into
three National Action labels
discovered by security staff at
Aston University, Birmingham.
SOCIETY
INDIA
Having children
‘makes you lonely’
Paradise Papers MP Storm-damaged pier ‘Everlasting Love’
‘takes vow of silence’ set to be demolished singer Knight dies
MUSIC
Parenthood leaves many mothers
and fathers feeling lonely or “cut
off” from family and friends,
according to a poll. Around 2,000
UK parents participated in the
survey, commissioned by Action
for Children. Nearly one in four (24
per cent) reported loneliness was a
problem for them.
An Indian MP implicated in the
Paradise Papers is refusing to
speak to the media because he is
observing “maun vrat”, a religious
vow of silence. In the leak, Ravindra
Kishore Sinha, of the Bharatiya
Janata Party, was reported to own a
security firm that has connections
with an offshore company.
Plans to demolish an Edwardian
pier at risk of falling into the sea are
expected to be given the green light.
The Grade II-listed Victoria Pier at
Colwyn Bay in North Wales suffered
structural damage in a storm in
February. Proposals to replace the
pier with a shorter structure have
been submitted. PAGE 20
Soul singer Robert Knight, who
made the UK top 10 in 1973 with
the Northern Soul favourite
“Love on a Mountain Top”, has
died aged 72. The singer, born in
Franklin, Tennessee, had recorded
“Everlasting Love” in 1967, only to
see it eclipsed in the UK by a cover
version by Love Affair.
NIGERIA
INVESTMENT
DIPLOMACY
SOCIETY
US and Turkey ease
visa restrictions
Fewer courses due to Anti-terror football
Transport funding
funding pressure
tournament planned ‘favours London’
United States missions in Turkey
have partially resumed processing
visa applications, and a Turkish
government source said Ankara
could follow suit in the first step to
ease a diplomatic crisis between the
two allies. The move came on the eve
of a visit to Washington by Turkish
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Funding pressure is leading schools
and sixth forms to drop science and
language courses, a poll indicates.
The survey of more than 300 school
and college leaders found half have
had to scrap courses in foreign
languages to balance the books.
German, French and Spanish are
the biggest casualties. PAGE 10
The Nigerian army is organising a
football tournament in an attempt
to prevent young people from
being radicalised by Boko Haram.
Children in the Sambisa Forest
area of Nigeria are taking part in
a 16-team football tournament,
which culminates with a grand final
in December.
The Transport for the North group
has to develop regional plans with
just £10m more than Transport
for London spent on advertising
in 2008, the Labour MP for Hull
North has said. Diana Johnson said
London would get 10 times as much
transport investment per head as
Yorkshire in the next few years.
Birthdays
Tinie Tempah, rapper,
29; Rio Ferdinand,
ex-footballer, 39; Lorde,
singer (below), 21;
David Guetta, DJ, 50;
Jean Shrimpton, model/
actress, 75; Joni Mitchell,
folk singer, 74
Anniversaries
Saturday 7 Nov 1885
At a remote spot called
Craigellachie in the
mountains of British
Columbia, the last spike is
driven into Canada’s first
transcontinental railway.
The 2,850-mile (4,600km)
Canadian Pacific Railroad
was completed six years
ahead of schedule.
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The List
South has nosiest
neighbours
Capital
gains
London, Paris, Rome: the world’s capital cities often get all the glory, with other areas barely
getting a look in. Are these major cities really worthy of all that attention? Here’s how much
some of Europe’s capitals contribute to the economies of their respective nations.
REDUCTION IN GDP PER INHABITANT IF THE CITY WAS REMOVED
-19.8%
England is a country of nosy
neighbours, while homeowners
in Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland are more restrained, it
appears. A property website
examined where people are
particularly likely to check how
much homes belonging to those
living nearby are worth. Every city
and town featured in the top 10
is located in England. These are
Britain’s nosy neighbour hotspots.
1. Reading
2. Cambridge
3. Bedford
4. Milton Keynes
5. London
6. Colchester
7. Bristol
8. Coventry
9. Swindon
10. Northampton
Research: Zoopla
Greece without Athens
Slovakia without Bratislava
-18.9%
France without Paris
-14.8%
Czech Rep. without Prague
-14.2%
Denmark without Copenhagen
-14.1%
-13.2%
Finland without Helsinki
-12.8%
Portugal without Lisbon
-12.0%
Sweden without Stockholm
-11.1%
UK without London
-9.5%
Poland without Warsaw
-8.6%
Belgium without Brussels
-6.0%
Spain without Madrid
-5.7%
index
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
ECONOMY
Austria without Vienna
-1.6%
Germany without Berlin
Italy without Rome
+0.2%
SOURCE: COLOGNE INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (2015)
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Letter from the
Assistant Editor
Profile
Andrew Johnson
i@inews.co.uk
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Private good and
public harm
.
Politics never ceases to amaze
and surprise. But yesterday’s events in Westminster
concerning the International
Development Secretary Priti
Patel, and Foreign Secretary Boris
Johnson, are truly jaw-dropping.
Ms Patel not only met Israeli
politicians – including Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu –
without saying a word to her boss,
the Prime Minister, she then failed
to fully disclose the details of that
trip. When she was caught out,
instead of owning up to 12 meetings, she said there had only been
two and also wrongly claimed that
her other boss, Boris Johnson, knew
about the meetings, when he didn’t.
Mrs May met Mr Netanyahu on
his visit to London, unaware he
had met Ms Patel.
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has
now potentially condemned a
British citizen to a further five
years in an Iranian jail. Poorly
briefed, unaware of the detail,
he stated that Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe had been training journalists in Iran last year, when she
had not. Already in jail over an
alleged coup plot, she was, it is
believed, dragged back to court
following his comments to be
charged with propaganda.
In normal times, both cabinet
members would be, quite
correctly, out on their ears. That
they are not is testament to Mrs
May’s weakness, as her cabinet
implodes around her.
It is worrying when a government is so weak senior political
figures can flout rules, engage in
secret meetings, not be wholly
forthcoming about those things,
and do the very opposite of their
primary purpose, which is to
defend British citizens. It also
makes one question the true
priorities of certain politicians –
UK interests or self-preservation.
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FRANCE
HERITAGE
ITALY
Paris to get fizzy
water fountains
Scott’s Antarctic
‘selfie’ up for sale
Carlo, resting in
Trump shuns sushi
multicoloured peace for a hamburger
Paris hopes to install 20 fizzy water
fountains across the city. The new
project looks to reduce plastic
consumption among Parisians,
allowing them to enjoy carbonated
water without the need to buy a
new bottle. The fountains have been
successfully trialled and nine are set
to be installed by next December.
A “selfie” taken by explorer Captain
Scott’s expedition after they arrived
at the South Pole to discover
that Norwegian explorer Roald
Amundsen had beaten them to it
is going under the hammer. The
January 1912 photograph of Scott
and his four-man Antarctic team is
being auctioned at Sotheby’s.
A gay man’s colourful final resting
place has caused a stir in a northern
Italian town. The grave of Carlo
Annoni, who died aged 61 in April, is a
huge box in phosphorescent colours
ranging from electric blue to bright
yellow, plastered with large photos of
the late nurse taken by his partner of
36 years, Corrado Spanger.
JAPAN
Japan’s reputation for cuisine did
not tempt US President Donald
Trump away from his American
fast-food diet during his lunch
with the Japanese prime minister
Shinzo Abe on Sunday. He ate a
well-done hamburger sourced from
American beef during his first trip to
Japan as President.
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NEWS
TRANSPORT
Transport
Secretary
Chris Grayling
after arriving
in a Tesla S to
give his speech
yesterday PA
Grayling’s jump start for driverless cars
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
The first driverless cars will be
in full use on UK roads by 2021,
revolutionising the lives of many
elderly and disabled people, the
Transport Secretary has claimed.
Chris Grayling told the
Association of British Insurers
(ABI) he was “determined” the UK
should be at “the forefront of this
revolution”, which would provide
people who could not drive with a
new sense of freedom.
“The potential benefits of these
new technologies for human
mobility and wider society are
tremendously exciting,” he said.
“The elderly, people with
disabilities, who cannot drive
today are going to discover a new
sense of freedom and opportunity
and independence.”
Driverless, self- driving or
autonomous cars are all capable of
navigating roads free from human
intervention thanks to advanced
control systems which work in
conjunction with lasers, radars
and cameras.
US companies Google and Tesla
have been leading the charge
towards autonomous vehicles.
Voices, page 18
HEALTH
No-deal Brexit
would cause
‘chaos’ in the NHS
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Unhealthy Brexit
The key issues
A no-deal Brexit would cause
“extensive problems” for the NHS Northern Ireland
including a “chaotic” disruption to A hard border could obstruct people
the supply of medical products and from Northern Ireland who need to
a rise in prices which would push travel to the Irish Republic for vital
hospitals deeper into the red, the care, and vice versa.
Nuffield Trust warns.
In a report – ‘How will our future Customs and trade
relationship with the EU shape the A sudden legal vacuum could
NHS?’ – the trust explores five key put at risk supplies of already
areas where the deals the UK
approved medicines, and human
government reaches with
substances such as blood
the EU, or lack of them,
plasma. A deal with as
will affect health and
few barriers to trade as
social care. It also
possible will ensure that
prices are not pushed
examines where the
Number
of
NHS
up for financially
N H S m i gh t h av e
staff who are
strapped hospitals and
greater freedoms and
EU nationals
social care companies.
flexibility once the UK
– 5.6 per cent of
has left the European
the workforce
Reciprocal healthcare
Union and what benefits
A deal needs to ensure that
these could bring.
expat pensioners who access
The report argues that an
exit deal will be needed to make sure healthcare under EU schemes do
the rights of tens of thousands of EU not feel forced to return, potentially
doctors and nurses are guaranteed, requiring up to £500m more in
minimising the chances of an exodus annual spending, and 1,000 extra
making staff shortages across the hospital beds.
NHS worse. Some 62,000 NHS staff
in England are EU nationals – 5.6 per Regulation of science, staff and
healthcare
cent of all staff.
It was revealed last week that the An exit deal that means ongoing
number of nurses and midwives cross-border trials and data use are
leaving the profession over the last not disrupted.
12 months continues to rise at an
“alarming” rate. The number of
nurses joining the official register EU,” the report states. “Many of these
from the EU has dropped from 10,178 issues... can be addressed if the UK
in 2016 to 1,107 this year, a decrease and the EU reach careful, successful
of 89 per cent. The number of EU exit and trade deals.
“A scenario where the UK leaves
midwives fell by 67 per cent.
“The NHS and its patients rely without any deal would cause
on products, innovations, staff and extensive problems for the NHS. It
industries whose place in the UK would risk a chaotic disruption to
could be undermined as we leave the supplies of medical products and
a rise in prices that would push
hospitals deeper into deficit.”
The report highlights areas
A government spokeswoman said:
where the NHS could have
“The future of EU nationals is a top
greater flexibility after Brexit,
priority in the Brexit negotiations.
such as loosening the restrictions
“However, the NHS also needs
on hours doctors work under the
more home-grown staff, which is why
Working Time Directive, which
we recently announced the biggest
could free up time for training.
ever increase in training places for
both doctors and nurses.”
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COVER STORY
Apple used Jersey as tax haven after Irish blow
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Apple, the world’s biggest and most
profitable company, transferred
large amounts of cash to Jersey to
enable it to continue avoiding paying
billions of pounds in tax, according to
the Paradise Papers.
The tech giant chose to shelter its
money in the UK crown dependency
after the Republic of Ireland
tightened the rules over its tax
arrangements three years ago.
The leaked papers show that
Apple shopped around for a new tax
haven, also considering the case for
the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda,
the Cayman Islands, Mauritius, the
Isle of Man and Guernsey. In the end,
the company opted for Jersey which
makes its own tax laws and operates
a zero per cent corporate tax rate for
foreign firms.
A p p l e re l o c at e d two
major subsidiaries to
the Channel Island,
including one holding
most of its untaxed
offshore cash, now
worth $252bn (£191bn).
The new tax structure,
which has not previously
been known, allowed it to
keep its tax payments at an
ultra-low rate.
One email exchanged between
partners at the company advising
Apple on where to move its money
reads: “For those of you who are
not aware, Apple [officials] are
extremely sensitive concerning
publicity. They also expect the work
that is being done for them only to be
discussed amongst personnel
who need to know.”
The Government faced
new calls to tackle the
secrecy in UK-linked
tax havens. Rebecca
G o w l a n d , O x f a m’s
h e ad o f i n e q u a l i ty,
said: “What is striking
about these revelations
is just how central British
crown dependencies and overseas
territories are to the activities
detailed in the Paradise Papers.
“This central position in the murky
world of tax havens puts Britain
in an ideal position to clean things
up.” Apple did not answer detailed
questions on its new arrangements,
but said they had not resulted in a cut
in its tax bills.
“The debate over Apple’s taxes
is not about how much we owe but
where we owe it. We’ve paid over
$35bn in corporate income taxes
over the past three years, plus
billions of dollars more in property
tax, payroll tax, sales tax and VAT,”
it told the BBC.
“We believe every company has a
responsibility to pay the taxes they
owe and we’re proud of the economic
contributions we make to the
countries and communities where
we do business.”
Apple was ordered last year by the
MONARCHY
Jeremy Corbyn has called for the
Queen’s finances to be investigated
as part of an inquiry into offshore
a c c o u n t s a n d t h e Pa ra d i s e
Papers leak.
The Labour leader said that if
it is revealed that the decision to
invest her private wealth in offshore
accounts was done to avoid paying
tax the Queen must apologise.
Financial documents leaked to
the media revealed that the Queen’s
private estate invested £10m
into funds in the Cayman Islands
and Bermuda.
While there is no suggestion
that those involved acted illegally,
neither of the two British Overseas
Territories charges corporation tax.
When asked if the Q ueen
should apologise for the offshore
investments revealed in the papers,
Mr Corbyn told the CBI’s annual
conference in London: “Well, anyone
that is putting money into tax havens
in order to avoid taxation in Britain,
and obviously investigations have to
take place, should do two things – not
n The Duchy of Lancaster, the Queen’s
private estate, covers 18,400 hectares
of land in England and Wales.
n It has a portfolio of financial
investments valued at £70.5m and
controls £519m of net assets.
n The Duchy’s main urban holding is
the lucrative Savoy Estate in central
London. Bounded by the Strand and
the Embankment, but not including
the Savoy Hotel, the buildings are let
mainly as shops and offices.
just apologise for it but also recognise
what it does to our society.”
He later told Bloomberg TV
there should be “an inquiry into all
the revelations about the Paradise
Papers”. Asked if that included
the Queen, Mr Corbyn replied:
“Everybody. The Royal Household
are subject to taxation. I don’t know
what has happened in that case.
These issues all must be part of that.”
n Strictly speaking, the Duchy belongs
to the Queen only in her public role as
sovereign, and she voluntarily pays
tax on income she receives from it.
n The Queen’s income from the Duchy
in 2016-17 was £19.2m. She uses the
money to fund some of the Royal
Family’s public duties not already met
by the Sovereign Grant, and to pay for
private activities.
Anyone putting money
into tax havens to avoid
taxation should recognise
what it does to our society
A spokesperson for the Duchy
of Lancaster said: “We operate a
number of investments and a few
of these are with overseas funds.
All of our investments are fully
audited and legitimate. The Queen
voluntarily pays tax on any income
she receives from the Duchy.”
According to the papers, the
Duchy invested in Brighthouse, the
rent-to-buy retailer that has been
criticised over its interest rates.
In 2014, a US Senate
committee accused Apple
of seeking “the holy grail of tax
avoidance” and highlighted
practices that had saved Apple
from paying billions of dollars in
tax over decades.
Factfile Duchy of Lancaster
Corbyn says Queen
should apologise if
tax was avoided
By Richard Vaughan
European Commission to pay €13bn
(£11bn) in back taxes to the Republic
of Ireland.
It ruled that a deal between
Apple and the Irish tax authorities
amounted to illegal state aid, allowing
the company to pay a maximum tax
rate of one per cent. Its effective tax
rate decreased to 0.005 per cent in
2014, the Commission claimed.
n The estate passes on to reigning
monarchs and has done so since
Henry IV came to the throne in 1399.
Its origins stretch back to the granting
of lands to Edmund, the first Earl of
Lancaster, in 1265.
The Queen’s private estate invested £10m offshore GETTY IMAGES
n Queen Elizabeth II is the Duke,
rather than the Duchess, of Lancaster.
Queen Victoria thought the title Duke
was the proper title for the holder of a
dukedom, whether man or woman.
POLITICS
Taxman asks for media outlets to hand over information from papers
By Richard Vaughan
The taxman has been “urgently” calling on media outlets to hand over the
Paradise Papers to allow them to investigate for tax dodgers.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and
Customs wants to be able to sift
through the millions of leaked emails
and documents that have exposed
the lengths to which the rich and
powerful shelter their wealth, using
complex webs of offshore accounts.
The spokesman for Theresa
May (inset) told journalists: “It is
important to point out that
holding investments offshore
is not an automatic sign of
wrongdoing, but HMRC has
requested to see the papers
urgently so it can look into
any allegations.”
During an appearance
in front of the
Public Accounts
Committee, HMRC’s
top civil servant,
Jon Thompson,
said the BBC, The Guardian and
the International Consortium
of Investigative Journalists
had been sent letters asking
for the information in the
Paradise Papers.
He told MPs: “They are
making a decision to not give
it to us. We would obviously
like it. We would like it to
be provided to us so
we can investigate
whether there is any
tax evasion.”
Mr Thompson said there was
“potentially one case” identified in
the Paradise Papers that HMRC
was not previously aware of but
told MPs he was not able to provide
their identity.
The official said HMRC was forced
to pay for data contained in the last
high-profile leak, the Panama Papers,
leaving the public out of pocket.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
said the leak revealed the need for a
new tax enforcement unit in HMRC
and an end to public contracts for
companies that “abuse the system”.
Hundreds of individuals and
companies reportedly have had their
overseas investments exposed by the
leak of more 13.4m files, which are
also said to reveal that major global
companies have exploited offshore
schemes to avoid tax.
The vast majority of financial
documents were leaked from
Appleby, a law firm with outposts
in British jurisdictions, such as
Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and
the Isle of Man.
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NEWS
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REACTION
Bono: I would
be distressed if
dealings were
not exemplary’
By Sally Guyoncourt
U2 frontman Bono has said he
would be “extremely distressed”
if any financial dealings carried
out in his name were “less
than exemplary”.
The Irish singer (inset) is
one of the most high-profile
figures to be embroiled in
the scandal surrounding the
Paradise Papers.
According to the leaked
documents, he was the
part-owner of a Lithuanian
shopping centre which is
now under investigation for
potential tax avoidance.
Famed as an antipoverty campaigner,
the 57-year-old
star said he takes
this “stuff very
seriously” and
has always
sought transparency. He told
the BBC: “I would be extremely
distressed if, even as a passive
minority investor in UAB in
Lithuania, anything less then
exemplary was done with my
name anywhere near it.
“I have been assured by those
running the company that it is
fully tax compliant, but if that
is not the case I want to know as
much as the tax office does, and
so I also welcome the audit they
have said they will undertake.
“I have campaigned for
the beneficial ownership of
offshore companies to be made
transparent. Indeed, this is why
my name is on documents rather
than in a trust.”
The Paradise Papers reveal
Bono owned a stake in a Maltese
holding company, Nude Estates,
which bought the mall in
the Lithuania in 2007 for
£5.1m, via a Lithuanian
holding company.
In 2012, the shopping
centre business was
transferred to a
company called
Nude Estates 1 based
in the tax haven of
Guernsey, where
no tax is paid on
company profits.
‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ stars put
£2m in accounts in Mauritius
By Sally Guyoncourt
Three stars of the BBC sitcom
Mrs Brown’s Boys reportedly put
more than £2m into companies in
Mauritius as part of a tax avoidance
scheme.
Patrick Houlihan and Martin and
Fiona Delany took funds received
from the production company
owned by the creator and star of
the show, Brendan O’Carroll, and
transferred them overseas, the
BBC reported.
It is the latest claim to spring from
theParadisePapersleak.Documents
allegedly show money paid into a UK
firm by the production company was
transferred to Mauritius companies
through a trust which took 12.5
per cent. These companies, said to
be under the actors’ control, then
used a third party to pay loans into
the three actors’ personal UK bank
accounts, it is claimed.
Mr O’Carroll told the broadcaster
neither he nor his companies had
been involved in a tax avoidance
scheme or structure. A spreadsheet
From left: Martin and Fiona Delany, and Patrick Houlihan BBC
showed that, in December 2015, Mr
Houlihan’s offshore company had
assets of £696,349, Fiona Delany’s
£715,122, and Martin Delany’s
£725,030, the BBC said.
Mr Houlihan told the Irish Times
he did not fully understand the
scheme, and that he had to Google
what tax avoidance was when he
was contacted by a BBC reporter.
Guidance released in 2016
from HM Revenue and Customs
warned that it can tax loans
paid to contractors or freelance
workers through trusts or umbrella
companies, just like normal salaried
income. “In reality, you don’t pay
the loan back, so it’s no different to
normal income and is taxable,” the
guidance said.
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F1 champion
Hamilton
‘avoided VAT’ on
£16.5m private jet
By Katie Grant
Lewis Hamilton avoided tax on
a £16.5m private jet, according
to documents among the leaked
Paradise Papers.
The four-time Formula One world
champion was, it was claimed,
handed a £3.3m VAT refund after
the luxury aircraft was imported
into the Isle of Man in 2013.
Any private jet purchased outside
the European Union is subject to 20
per cent VAT in order to move freely
around the bloc.
However, jets used purely for
business purposes are entitled to
VAT rebates.
Hamilton, 32, purchased the
Bombardier Challenger 605 in
The Isle of Man link
The Isle of Man Government
approved tax avoidance schemes
which refunded more than
$1bn(£760m) to the super-rich on
the import of private jets, it emerged
last night.
According to The Guardian,
the Paradise Papers reveal
customs in the UK Crown
dependency worked
closely with offshore
law firm Appleby and
EY to approve schemes
to help the world’s
wealthiest reduce
import VAT bills to zero.
It claims that the
arrangements allowed jet owners to
claims 100 per cent VAT refunds on
the grounds their jets were part of a
leasing business. Both Appleby and
EY said they ensured they followed
legitimate commercial practice.
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn raised
the issue of private jets in the Isle of
Man with Theresa May, saying 957
had passed through the island in
a decade.
2013. It was suggested by leaked
documents that shell companies
were used to enable the racing
star to avoid paying the VAT bill
triggered when he imported the
aircraft into England from Canada.
BBC’s Panorama programme
reported viewing documents
suggesting that, while two-thirds
of the flights Hamilton took in the
plane were related to business,
about a third of them were for
private purposes.
Assuming Hamilton uses the
plane for personal use one third of
the time, he should have declared
at least one third – £1.1m – of the
£3.3m he saved on VAT, according
to the German newspaper
Süddeutsche Zeitung, which obtained
the 13.4 million Paradise Papers
documents and shared them with
the International Consortium of
Investigative Journalists.
To c i rc u mve n t l e g i s l at i o n
banning VAT refunds on jets used
by private individuals, the law firm
at the centre of the leak, Appleby,
helped by the accountancy firm EY
(formerly Ernst & Young), set up a
VAT-registered leasing business on
the Isle of Man through which
they rented their own jets
from themselves, the Papers
suggest.
The aircraft is now
registered to a Hamilton
company in the Virgin
Islands, which leases it to
another of his companies, in the
Isle of Man, which in turn rents it
to a third company, in Guernsey.
Hamilton’s lawyers said he has
a “set of professionals in place who
run most aspects of his business
operations and that no subterfuge or
improper levels of secrecy had been
put in place”, according to the BBC.
They said it would be wrong to say
the driver had paid no VAT.
Business Outlook, page 41
Lewis Hamilton
posted this picture
of his private jet on
Twitter last year
Q&A The Paradise Papers
Q: What is tax avoidance?
A: It involves companies and people
using legal ways and following the
rules to reduce their tax bill.
This could include setting up a
company in a country that does
not levy corporation tax to avoid
paying the higher rates of tax in
the United Kingdom. While tax
avoidance is legal, critics argue that
individuals and corporations taking
their taxable wealth out of the UK is
immoral, as it decreases the revenue
government has to spend on public
services. A spokesman for HMRC
said tax avoiders use the law to “gain
a tax advantage that Parliament
never intended”.
Q: What is tax evasion?
A: An offence that involves illegal
INDUSTRY
Nike is the among the household
names to fall foul of tax avoidance
claims in the leaked Paradise Papers.
The sportswear brand is said to
stay one step ahead of the taxman by
using a complex scheme of loopholes
and tax havens.
According to The Guardian, Nike
trainers are made in places such
as Vietnam and Indonesia, then
Q: What is a tax haven?
A: A country or jurisdiction whose
rules facilitate tax avoidance by
offering more favourable laws or
conditions than other states.
For example, the Queen has been
accused of having £10m from her
private fund paid into funds in the
Cayman Islands, whose government
does not levy income tax,
corporation tax or any other wealth
tax. Popular tax havens include
Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands,
and Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Q: Why are so many British Overseas
Territories tax havens?
A: Many tax havens are British
Overseas Territories (Cayman
Islands, British Virgin Islands),
Crown Dependencies (Jersey), or
former colonies (Hong Kong).
During the Second World War
and the early 1950s, the British
Empire was reduced to a collection
of islands with small populations
and no obvious way of supporting
their economies.
Alex Cobham, chief executive at
the Tax Justice Network, said archive
documents show the UK Treasury
and the Bank of England came to
an agreement where they would
support and tolerate these British
Overseas Territories becoming
financial centres, as long as they
channelled money into London.
He said: “We can’t turn around
now and say these places are
costing us money because it’s
our fault.”
UNITED STATES
Nike ‘uses complex system
of loopholes to avoid tax’
By Sally Guyoncourt
ways of paying less tax than
required. This could be done by an
individual who does not report all of
their taxable income.
shipped to a warehouse in Belgium,
before being sent on to shops.
However, when customers buy a
pair of trainers in London, the money
from the sales will not go to Nike UK
Ltd but to the company’s European
headquarters in the Netherlands.
The amount of tax due is then determined by its reported net profits.
The leaked documents reveal a
subsidiary of the company charges
the European headquarters for in-
tellectual property rights, which
serves to lower the taxable profits.
Known as the “CV” model, this
method has driven Nike’s global tax
rate to fall from 34.9 per cent in 2007
to 13.2 per cent last year, The Guardian reports.
Nike said it fully complies with
tax regulations, adding: “We rigorously ensure our tax filings are fully
aligned with how we run our business, the investments we make and
the jobs we create.”
The brand’s European headquarters, based in the Netherlands since
1999, employ more than 2,500 people
overseeing Nike operations in more
than 75 countries.
Sanders identifies a ‘global oligarchy’
By Richard Vaughan
US politician Bernie Sanders
said the Paradise Papers
had exposed the fact
that vast swathes of
the global economy
were controlled by a
small “international
oligarchy” of
billionaires.
Mr Sanders, who lost
out to Hillary Clinton in
the race for the Democratic
presidential nomination, said the
sheltering of wealth in tax havens
was the “major issue of our time”.
The leak of the documents
detailing the rich and
powerful’s financial
affairs has prompted
demands for tax
loopholes to be closed
on both sides of the
Atlantic.
Mr Sanders said the
papers shone a spotlight
on “major problem not just
for the US but for governments
throughout the world”.
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NIGERIA
Johnson blunder may mean longer
jail term in Iran for British mother
Death of UK
hostage
revealed as
three freed
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
By Andrew Woodcock
Boris Johnson was accused of
putting a British woman imprisoned
in Iran at risk of another five years
on her sentence after making
mistaken comments about her case.
The Foreign Secretary told
MPs last week that Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been training
journalists in Iran last year when
she was arrested and jailed for
five years. Four days later after his
comments, she was taken to a fresh
court hearing to face charges of
“propaganda against the regime”
with the possibility of five more
years in prison.
Mr Johnson is facing calls to
retract his claim that she was
training journalists, which has
been denied by her family and her
employer, the Thomson Reuters
Foundation. Monique Villa, the
foundation’s chief executive, urged
him to “immediately correct the
serious mistake”.
In a statement last night, the
Foreign Office did not correct Mr
Last night officials said
Mr Johnson would call the
Iranian foreign minister to “raise
again his serious concerns about
the case and ensure his remarks
are not misrepresented”.
Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe with her
husband Richard and
daughter Gabriella. The
family asked Mr Johnson
(above) to intervene PA
Johnson’s comments, which it said
could have been “misrepresented”.
It said: “Last week’s remarks by
the Foreign Secretary provide no
justifiable basis on which to bring
any additional charges against
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
“While criticising the Iranian
case against Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe,
the Foreign Secretary sought to
explain that even the most extreme
set of unproven Iranian allegations
against her were insufficient reason
for her detention and treatment.”
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s original
prison sentence was imposed over
allegations of involvement in a
supposed coup attempt against the
Tehran regime, which she denies.
She insisted in her original trial
that she was not working in Iran
at the time of her arrest, but was
visiting to show her baby daughter
Gabriella to her grandparents.
But Mr Johnson told a
parliamentary committee last
week: “When I look at what Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was doing, she was
simply teaching people journalism
as I understand it. [Neither] Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe nor her family has
been informed about what crime she
has actually committed. And that I
find extraordinary, incredible.”
Following Saturday’s hearing, the
Iranian judiciary’s High Council for
Human Rights said: “His statement
shows Nazanin had visited the
country for anything but a holiday.”
in political parties of those
w i t h “ t h e s h r i l l e s t vo i ce s ” .
Sir John, a staunch opponent of
Brexit, said last year’s EU referendum had witnessed a “deterioration” in the conduct of politics, with
the electorate presented with “exaggeration, half-truth and untruth”.
He cited the examples of Oswald
Mosley and Enoch Powell whipping
up racial tensions in earlier decades
as he urged today’s leaders not
to let British politics become “a
playground for demagogues”.
S p e a k i n g i n We s t m i n s t e r
Abbey, Sir John said some rhetoric
used about immigrants had been
“un-Christian”.
And he warned: “If fringes begin
to dominate a party, I believe that
the middle ground will turn away
in disgust and the shrillest voices
and most extreme views will begin
to dominate.
“Where that risk arises,
democrats should worry – indeed
they should do more than worry,
and fight.”
The politicians’ adage that “my
opponents are in front of me but
my enemies are behind me” was
“currently apt for both our main
parties”, he said.
The former Tory leader added:
“The anti-European right wish to
control the Conservatives and the
neo-Marxist left want to dominate
the Labour Party.”
Both were “making headway in the
battle for the soul of their parties”
in a way which was “dangerous”
for democracy.
POLITICS
Extreme voices
are threat to
democracy,
Major warns
By Andrew Woodcock
Fo r m e r p r i m e m i n i s t e r S i r
John Major has warned of a
threat to Britain’s democracy
from the growing dominance
A British national being held hostage
in Nigeria has been killed, while three
others have returned home safely
after the west African country’s
authorities negotiated their release.
The circumstances surrounding
Ian Squire’s death, three weeks after
his kidnap, were not immediately
clear.
It is understood that Mr Squire
and fellow Christian charity workers
David and Shirley Donovan and
Alanna Carson were working
as missionaries when they were
abducted from their accommodation
in Delta State in the south of
the country in the early hours of
13 October.
A UK Foreign Office spokesman
said: “We are supporting the families
of four British people who were
abducted, one of whom was tragically
killed. This has clearly been a
traumatic time for all concerned, and
our staff will continue to do all we can
to support the families.
“We are grateful to the Nigerian
authorities, and are unable to
comment given the ongoing nature
of their investigations.”
In a statement, the families of the
four hostages said: “Alanna, Ian,
David and Shirley were kidnapped in
Nigeria some three weeks ago.
“We are grateful for the support
received by the British High
Commission and help from the
Nigerian authorities in negotiating
their release. We are delighted and
relieved that Alanna, David and
Shirley have returned home safely.
Our thoughts are now with the family
and friends of Ian as we come to
terms with his sad death.
“This has been a traumatic time for
our loved ones who were kidnapped
and for their families and friends here
in the UK. We would therefore ask
that the media respect our privacy
as we come to terms with the news.”
Mr Squire, 56, was an optician
from Shepperton in Surrey and
had been working with the charity
New Foundations.
MEDIA
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ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox
News misrepresented
Britain’s response
to terrorist attacks
when it accused the
Government of doing
nothing to keep the
public safe, Ofcom
has found.
The watchdog found
Fox News in breach of
impartiality rules on two
occasions, before the channel
ceased broadcasting in Britain
in August. The ruling will add
to concerns over whether the
takeover bid for Sky by 21st
Century Fox, headed
by Mr Murdoch
(inset), which is to
be examined by the
Competition and
Markets Authority,
should be approved.
Ofcom upheld
complaints against the
Tucker Carlson Tonight
show on Fox News. The
programme, broadcast after
the Manchester attack in May,
claimed that Theresa May and
public bodies had “done nothing
to: counter terrorism; stop
radicalisation; protect citizens
from terrorism; or protect
‘thousands of underage girls’
from rape and abuse.”
The Hannity show was also
found in breach of impartiality
over a report on the British
reaction to President Trump’s
Muslim travel ban which failed
to give critics of the policy
opportunity to “respond to the
criticism directed at them”.
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TELEVISION
‘Blue Planet II’ most viewed show of year
By Ian Jones
T h e B B C ’s n a t u ra l h i s t o r y
blockbuster Blue Planet II has
b e c o m e t h e m o s t -w a t c h e d
programme of 2017 so far.
Episode one of the Sir David
Attenborough-narrated series was
seen by 14.01 million people, figures
reveal. The One Love Manchester
concert in June, the previous holder
of the year’s biggest audience, was
The first episode of ‘Blue Planet II’ was seen by more than 14 million TONY WU/BBC
POLITICS
Patel avoids the
sack despite
failure to declare
Israeli meetings
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL REPORTER
Cabinet minister Priti Patel has
been rebuked by Theresa May –
but escaped the sack – for meeting senior foreign politicians
without permission.
Labour called for the International
Development Secretary to resign
for an apparent breach of the
ministerial code.
Ms Patel (inset) apologised
after admitting she held
talks with the Israeli
P r i m e M i n i s t e r,
Benjamin Netanyahu,
without alerting the
Foreign Office. The
Prime Minister only
learned of the meeting
last week, nearly three
months after it took place.
Ms Patel backtracked over an
earlier claim that Boris Johnson, the
Foreign Secretary, knew about the
meetings in advance, confirming that
was not the case.
She also disclosed that she held
12 meetings, instead of the two she
originally confirmed last week.
The minister issued an apology
after being summoned to Downing
Street for the reprimand, but
Mrs May’s spokesman said: “The
important point here is that no UK
interests were damaged or affected
by the meetings which took place.”
During the 13-day family holiday
to Israel, Ms Patel attended 12
events, including a meeting with Mr
Netanyahu in which they discussed
“prospects for closer collaboration”.
The other meetings were with
Israeli ministers, charities and
non-governmental organisations.
She was accompanied by Lord
Polak, the honorary president of
the Conservative Friends of Israel
lobbying group, but no British
officials were present at the sessions.
A Downing Street spokesman said
Mrs May had accepted her apology,
but added: “The Prime Minister met
the Secretary of State this morning
to remind her of the obligations
which exist under the Ministerial
Code.”
Ms Patel said:
“ T h e Fo r e i g n a n d
Commonwealth Office
was aware of my visit
while it was underway.
“In hindsight, I can see
how my enthusiasm to
engage in this way could be
misread, and how meetings
were set up and reported in a
way which did not accord with the
usual procedures. I am sorry for this
and I apologise for it.”
K at e O s a m o r, t h e s h ad ow
international development secretary,
said: “Not only does it look like she
might have breached the ministerial
code, she has now been caught
misleading the British public.
“If she doesn’t now resign, then
Theresa May must immediately refer
the issue to the Cabinet Office for a
full investigation.”
After the story broke last
week, Ms Patel said that
the reaction to her visit had been
“extraordinary” and that Foreign
Office officials had been briefing
against her.
watched by 11.63 million people. The
figures also show that the edition of
Strictly Come Dancing on 28 October
attracted 12.28 million viewers.
It means the BBC now holds
the top three spots in the 10 mostwatched programmes of 2017 so far.
In fourth place is the final episode
of ITV’s Broadchurch, which was
watched by an audience of 11.61
million in April.
Blue Planet II looks likely to repeat
the success of last year’s Planet
Earth II, which enjoyed audiences
of more than 11 million for all of its
six episodes. The full ratings for
episode one of Blue Planet II include
those who recorded the programme
and watched it up to seven days
afterwards.
Overnight ratings for episode two
of the series, broadcast on Sunday
evening on BBC1, show that 10.8
million viewers tuned in.
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EDUCATION
Specialist casualty unit for elderly
aims to cut lengthy hospital stays
Colleges cutting
languages due to
funding cuts
By Alison Kershaw
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The NHS will open its first Accident
and Emergency unit for elderly
people due to fears that casualty
departments are leaving frail people
waiting too long to be seen.
Anyone aged 80 and above arriving
at Norfolk and Norwich University
hospitals will be sent directly to
the Older People’s Emergency
Department, where they will receive
care from emergency doctors and
geriatricians and specialist nurses.
The new unit aims to ensure
quicker assessment of elderly
patients, in a bid to make sure they
can be given the right help, instead
of being forced to endure long stays
in hospital, which can increase their
frailty, senior doctors said. It will
open later this month.
Around 50 patients a day will
be seen by the unit’s specialist
consultants and nurses. The
hospital’s chief executive said the
new department was a “massive step
forward” in improving emergency
care, with an expansion in paediatric
care also planned.
Dr Martyn Patel, consultant
for older people’s medicine at
Norfolk and Norwich University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
said: “Norfolk is home to one of the
largest populations of older people in
country, which is continuing to grow
at a fast rate.
“This means we’ve got to do
something that no one else has done
before in the UK, to ensure our older
patients are able to receive the best
care most appropriate to their needs
in a timely manner.”
Last month NHS inspectors
warned that the number of patients
stuck in hospital, for lack of social
care, meant many would suffer
muscle wastage, condemning too
many to lives of frailty.
Professor Ted Baker, chief
inspector of hospitals, said: “If you
put a frail elderly person in an acute
hospital bed and they stay there too
long they lose their ability to lead
an independent life. They lose their
muscle strength they often lose their
bone strength and they often become
much frailer.”
There are 571,245 people aged 90
and over in the UK, according to
official figures.
The unit aims to ensure quicker
assessment of elderly patients
Vaccine could offer ‘lifelong protection’ against flu
A vaccine that has been successful
in providing immunity against four
major flu strains could pave the way
for “complete and lifelong protection” against influenza, researchers
have said.
The new vaccine was significantly
more effective, when tested on mice,
than the conventional jab used in
seasonal vaccination drives which
typically targets one major strain.
Vaccination programmes in the
run up to winter are targeted to the
strains of flu that are most likely to
cause serious outbreaks that year.
But influenza viruses are
constantly evolving, and this means
that some years the vaccines may be
less effective or a flu strain might be
especially harmful to certain groups.
NHS England chief executive
Simon Stevens has said the health
service is braced for a “heavy flu
season” after hospitals in New
Zealand and Australia struggled to
cope during their winter.
The study from researchers at
the Nebraska Centre for Virology
and published this month in the
journal, Scientific Reports, found
that mice given the vaccine became
ill but survived flu.
THE INDEPENDENT
School and college sixth forms are
being forced to cut science and
language courses due to funding
pressures, a survey suggests.
In addition, many are being forced
to axe activities and student support
services such as sport, trips, music
and drama in an attempt to balance
the books. Campaigners said sixthform students were not getting a “fair
deal” and that they deserve to have
their education properly funded.
The poll of more than 300 school
and college leaders that collectively
educate 360,000 sixth-form students
in England found that half say they
have had to drop courses in modern
foreign languages as a result of
funding cuts and cost increases.
German, French and Spanish,
traditionally the most commonly
taught languages, are the biggest
casualties, the survey found.
A third of those polled by the
Sixth Form College Association
said that they have dropped science,
technology, engineering and maths
(Stem) courses.
Two-thirds revealed they have cut
back or removed student support.
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POLITICS
Leaders discuss cross-party plans to
tackle harassment in Westminster
Deputy PM
Green fights
‘false smears’
over porn
By Tom Peck
The leaders of Westminster’s main
political parties have agreed to new
cross-party proposals to address
sexual harassment.
Measures planned include an
independent grievance process,
improved support for victims,
and the establishment of a crossparty working group to implement
the changes.
Speaking after the meeting, the
Prime Minister hailed an “important
step forward” as she revealed the
plans, which includes upgrading an
existing helpline in order to provide
face-to-face support for staff by the
end of November.
Theresa May said: “Sadly, over
recent days we’ve seen a number
of allegations about figures from
across the political parties.
“It’s important that those are
investigated impartially and some
have rightly been referred to
the police.”
She added: “I think if this hasn’t
happened to you, it’s difficult to
appreciate the impact this sort of
behaviour can have.
“It simply has a lasting impact on
MPs should be trained after
each general election in
employment standards and management of their offices, Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a
move backed by the Green Party.
By Sally Guyoncourt
Jeremy Corbyn
(second left) and
Theresa May (right)
at the talks PA
people and we need to do more to
stop these abuses of power.”
“I’m sorry that we have seen these
abuses of power – too many taking
place over too many years.
“The fact they’ve taken place here
at our seat of democracy should be a
matter of shame for us all.
“We’ve taken an important step
forward today, it’s important that
we get this right and that’s what I
By Joe Watts
The Liberal Democrats have
been pulled into the sexual
harassment storm tearing through
Westminster, with officials referring
a rape allegation to the police and
suspending a party member.
A spokesman argued that the Lib
Dems have a “robust complaints
procedure” as he confirmed the
referral to police, but it came amid
said: “Sexual harassment has sadly
been a problem for far too long.
“We must now make sure these
initial proposals are a positive
catalyst for change.
“The cross-party talks today will
hopefully mark the start of that
change in Westminster.”
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POLITICS
POLITICS
Harassment
scandal draws
in Lib Dems
intend to do.” The Liberal Democrat
leader, Vince Cable, said: “These are
the right first cross-party steps to
address harassment and abuse in
Westminster.
“There needs to be a robust,
independent complaints system
across Parliament that offers victims
a safe, non-partisan procedure.”
Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem deputy
leader, who also attended the talks,
Deputy Prime Minister Damian
Green was fighting for his political
life last night in the wake of
allegations that extreme porn had
been found on his computer.
The pornography was said to be
such “disturbing material” that
the police referred the matter
to the then Director of Public
Prosecutions, Sir Keir Starmer.
It is claimed the images were
found on one of the First Secretary
of State’s parliamentary
computers in November 2008, as
police investigated leaks from a
civil servant to Mr Green.
Mr Green, who is minister for
the Cabinet Office, has denied
the claim. He said: “This story
is completely untrue and comes
from a tainted and untrustworthy
source. The allegations about the
material and computer, now nine
years old, are false, disreputable
political smears.”
No further action was reported
taken after the material was
deemed not to be criminal. But
the allegation has formed part of
a wider inquiry into Mr Green’s
behaviour by the Cabinet Office.
Yesterday, the 61-year-old was
interviewed as part of a Cabinet
Office investigation about the
reported pornography and a
previous allegation of sexual
harassment which he also denies.
claims that the alleged offence was
known about for some time by party
officials and hushed up.
ALibDemspokesmansaid:“These
allegations were referred to the
police for investigation. A member
of the party is suspended pending
the outcome of that investigation. If
an allegation is made against a party
member, the disciplinary procedure
is triggered immediately with an
investigator talking to witnesses.
“If someone has an allegation of a
criminal nature against a member of
the party, we would urge them to go
to the police.”
The spokesman said the party
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Tory activist ‘was ignored’ after reporting rape
By Ashley Cowburn
A former Conservative activist who
raised concerns with Parliament’s
authorities over an alleged rape and
the “toxic” Westminster culture has
said she was ignored.
The woman – referred to
as “Amanda” to protect her
identity – told the BBC’s Victoria
Derbyshire programme that after
she reported the rape to the police
she then had a meeting with the
Commons authorities.
Amanda said she was raped by
an employee of a Conservative MP
at her home. She said that when the
man left her house she reported the
crime to the police.
She claimed she then had
a 25-minute conversation
with David Natzler, the
House of Commons
clerk, as she felt the
“heavy-drinking and
sex- driven” culture
w i t h i n Pa r l i a m e n t
had contributed to the
alleged attack.
She said the parliamentary
authorities had informed her they
were passing on her account to
Gavin Williamson, who was then
the Chief Whip, and the Leader of
the Commons, Andrea Leadsom. “I
never received contact from
either of them,” she added.
Ms Leadsom (inset) told
the BBC she had received
concerns about the
culture in Westminster.
Mr Williamson, who is
now Defence Secretary,
said he was not informed
of the complaints.
Both said they were not told
about the rape claims.
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Texas gunman had
been jailed over
domestic violence
Truck driver
chased after
killer at 90mph
By Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno
IN TEXAS
By Clark Mindock
IN NEW YORK
An 18-month-old toddler was
among the victims of a gunman who
massacred at least 26 people at a
church in Texas on Sunday, police
revealed yesterday.
The killer, Devin Kelley,
had also argued with his
mother-in-law before
the attack.
A five-year-old was
previously the youngest
reported victim. The oldest
of the 26 people killed in the
attack was 72, authorities said.
At least 20 others were injured.
The attack occurred on Sunday
morning roughly 20 minutes after
The church massacre fell
on the eighth anniversary
of a shooting at Fort Hood in
Texas, where 13 people were
killed and 31 others wounded by
a former US army major.
a service was scheduled to start in
the church in Sutherland Springs,
near San Antonio. Kelley reportedly
entered the building wearing allblack tactical equipment and a
ballistics vest.
He was seen at a petrol station
across the street from the
church shortly before
the shooting began. He
reportedly crossed
the street and began
shooting before entering
t h e c h u r c h . Po l i c e
said virtually nobody
in the building emerged
unscathed from the carnage.
Once the shooting started in the
church there was probably “no way”
for congregants to escape, said Joe
Tackitt, the sheriff of Wilson County.
“He just walked down the centre
aisle, turned around and my
understanding was shooting on his
way back out,” said Mr Tackitt, who
added that the gunman also carried
a handgun but that he did not know
if it was fired.
Mr Tackitt described the scene as
Police move flowers placed at a barricade near the First Baptist Church of
Sutherland Springs, Texas, following the attack by Devin Kelley (inset left)
“terrible”. “It’s unbelievable to see
children, men and women, laying
there. Defenceless people,” he said.
The sheriff said the gunman’s
former in-laws attended services at
the church “from time to time” but
were not in attendance on Sunday.
Kelley was later tackled by an
armed neighbour of the church, who
reportedly wounded the gunman
before pursuing him for 11 miles to
the location where he crashed his
truck. Police said Kelley had two
gunshot wounds when they found
him dead in his vehicle, and one of
those appeared to be self-inflicted.
A troubling portrait of the killer’s
history has emerged. A former
member of the US Air Force, the
26-year-old was court martialled in
2012 for assaulting his then wife and
her child.
His first wife sued Kelley for
divorce while he was serving a oneyear prison term for that abuse.
He was later discharged from the
air force.
He had previously been denied a
gun licence in Texas, it was reported
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A pickup truck driver has
described how he and another
witness chased after the killer at
up to 90mph.
Johnnie Langendorff said that
he was on his way to pick up his
girlfriend when a barefooted man
who had been exchanging gunfire
with the suspect jumped into
his vehicle.
“He jumped in my truck and
said, ‘He just shot up the church,
we need to go get him.’ And I said:
‘Let’s go’,” Langendorff recalled.
Freeman Martin, from the
Texas department of public
safety, said that the armed
resident riding with Mr
Langendorff was carrying an
“AR assault rifle and engaged”
the gunman.
Langendorff said the killer
eventually lost control of his
vehicle and crashed.
It remained unclear last night
if Devin Kelley died from wounds
inflicted during the exchange of
fire, or if he shot himself. AP
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GraceDent
I’ve lost faith in thoughts and prayers
Tweeting sympathetic statements does not seem to be working
A
fter the killing
on Sunday of
26 members of the
First Baptist Church
in Sutherland
Springs, Texas, shot
dead in the middle of a church
service, I am calling a personal
moratorium on the issue of solving
gun-related terrorism with
“thoughts and prayers”.
I just don’t think my prayers are
working. Obviously, I speak only
for myself: merely one small, numb
British woman with no right to
speak of America’s right to bear
arms, or to spoil the fantasy of a
thousand gun enthusiasts that, in
similar circumstances, they would
man up and be that cool-headed,
gun-toting good guy.
But as the church mourns what
remains of its congregation after an
attacker wearing a bulletproof vest
opened fire with a Ruger assault
rifle, I think I’ve lost faith in all
your prayers.
Obviously, you keep on tweeting
about them – although, let’s be
honest, most of you aren’t literally
praying anyway. Most of you
are simply pressing retweet on
someone else’s flimsy Twitter
request for prayers, thinking:
“Phew, job done.”
Or, more accurately, on Sunday
night, as the First Baptist news
broke, many were retweeting
about prayers while thinking:
“Hang on, have they changed
the rules on The X Factor?” Or:
“Why has no one liked my Insta
post of a charcoal-dough pizza?
WTF? Six likes? Should I take it
down?” And none of this, to my
mind, is “praying”. In fact, I’d bet
that throughout most of Twitter’s
biggest thoughts and prayer
dispatchers, absolutely zero of the
hard-slog, eyes-closed, scrunchingof-face, “Oh Father, I have prayers”,
stone-cold praying went on.
“But Grace,” you might argue, “I
communicate with my God/Higher
Being without need for traditional,
accepted, religious modes or tropes,
therefore, I was praying sincerely
about Sutherland Springs. As God
is all around me, my prayer took the
form of gawking at rolling news on
Facebook, while bidding on Ebay
and bitching on WhatsApp.” This is
not enough, I say.
To my mind, if you’re bandying
about your prayers on social media,
I want evidence that for at least
one hour after hitting “send’” you
were kneeling in a darkened room,
in a deep, selfess, introspective fug,
beaming out healing vibes like some
Mourners hold
a candlelit vigil
for the victims
of the shooting
at Sutherland
Springs AP
sort of holy Daft Punk laser show.
I do not apologise if these strict
“Prayer 101” guidelines feel
draconian. If the planet is relying
mainly on Twitter-based God shoutouts to solve this dichotomy, rather
than legislation, it’s important we
get it right. Let’s hope, for example,
the Speaker of the United States
House of Representatives Paul
Ryan’s thoughts and prayers really
totted up some God-points for the
future, especially as Sutherland
Springs had stopped “trending” on
Twitter within a few hours and, as
I write this, was already slipping
into obscurity.
Still, as a childhood communion
wafer-scoffer and Sunday School
pupil who has spent much time
fretting about Heaven, I must share
my concerns over even the most
intense, proper, earnest, solemn,
eyes-shut praying. I’ll level with you:
I just don’t think it works – or, at
least, not like many of you imagine.
Even sincere prayer has limited
power. Prayer, for centuries, has
only ever been a way to make
humans beings sit still, take stock of
the human condition and hopefully
Prayer
has only ever
been a way to
make humans
try to do things
a bit better
try to do things a bit better. Prayer
is not the same as harnessing your
own personal X-Man to shine a
safety ring around your loved ones.
Prayer doesn’t promise a guardian
angel who’ll show up when the next
Stephen Paddock character sets
out to kill 56 and injure 546 on the
Las Vegas Strip. Prayer is, instead, a
way of thinking things through and
coming to conclusions.
Prayer is a process of thought
that hopefully draws humans to
make the right choices. If there is a
God – which I hope there is, or what
a let-down – I think he/she/it would
probably want us to think very hard
about our human obsession with
guns. And re: praying, I think God
would hope that we’d be sitting
quietly after another mass shooting
and puzzling over why a patch
of planet Earth has allotted its
residents access to powerful guns
and ammunition, yet is in great
subsequent pain over the terrible
outcomes, while at the same time
unable to make any useful changes.
If God does exist, I’ll venture
that this invisible, omniscient
energy probably wants less of
Twitter’s thinking and praying on
gun sprees and more of the actual
doing. Stopping events like those
in Sutherland Springs will require
sacrifice, hard work and decisions
that will not always be popular.
I see a lot of powerful people in
the wake of another mass killing
yaddering on about their God, but
not many are prepared to be godly.
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Love’s old name
gone in a Puff
Allen to reveal all
in ‘brutal’ book
You may have no idea that Puff Daddy
has not been officially called Puff
Daddy since 2001, when he changed
his name to P Diddy. Not to worry
if you didn’t because he’s changed
it again, having decided that he now
wants to be known only as Brother
Love, or simply “Love”.
“I have some very serious, serious
news,” he said in a video
posted to social media. “I
know it’s risky because it
could come off as corny to
some people...I decided
to change my name
again. I’m just not
who I am before.
I’m something
different.
“So my new
name is Love, aka
Brother Love. I will
not be answering
to Puffy, Diddy,
Puff Daddy, or
any of my other
monikers.” Duly
noted, Love.
Lily Allen is writing a “shocking and
brutal” memoir which will touch on her
childhood, growing up with famous
father Keith Allen, her years of drug and
alcohol misuse, motherhood
and her heartbreaking
miscarriage in 2010.
The 32-year-old
singer (inset)
will also write
about how she
was forced to
protect herself
when a stalker
broke into her
home in 2015.
Allen, who has
been in the public
eye for more than 10
years, said of the book:
“Some of it, I think, might be
uncomfortable and shocking and brutal.
There will be good stuff in there too;
happy times. I will try and make it funny.
“I know it’s about me but I hope that a lot
of it will ring true with anyone who reads
it. It won’t be written with shame. It will be
true.” It’s due out next year.
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PARLIAMENT
Mark
Wallace
E
veryone knows that
Westminster is a cauldron
of gossip. Sometimes it’s for
entertainment that staffers
whisper to one another about this
MP or that. Sometimes it’s for
prestige, when knowing what others
do not is a form of currency.
Less often discussed, though, is
the third reason why politicians’
staffers share stories about MPs’
misdeeds: self-protection. One of the
first things to come to light when the
sexual harassment scandal reached
Parliament was the existence of
WhatsApp groups where staff share
stories about MPs.
These groups are about much
more than gossip – and their
use extends beyond unwanted
sexual attention. There’s a huge,
unreported problem of MPs bullying
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their staff, too. The same conditions
that facilitate sexual harassment
also contribute to bullying: the
power imbalance between older
employers and very young staff; the
mix of professional responsibilities
with partisan loyalties; the secretive
environment, weird hours and
blurred lines between work and
personal life.
Most MPs are good
bosses. Many provide
great opportunities
and interesting work
to driven young
employees. The
best know that they
and their staff can
prosper together.
Some are appalling,
and often the problems are
most easily spotted by noting how
quickly MPs go through members
of staff. Some are notorious for
struggling to retain researchers for
more than three months.
The details of what goes on in
the privacy of some parliamentary
offices are shocking. In the past few
days, I’ve spoken to staffers who
recall MPs suddenly breaking out
into tearful, screaming tantrums
over issues as petty as what food
their staff bought them for lunch.
Another tells of a prominent
parliamentarian who would refuse
to talk to her staff at all for days
on end as a punishment for some
perceived slight. The MP’s silence
would only be broken by bouts of
swearing, or throwing phones,
books and even handbags at the
unfortunate researcher.
The list goes on. One MP makes
a habit of ringing employees at
home, at night, to shout at them.
Another expresses his anger at staff
by punching filing cabinets and
overturning furniture. Yet another is
prone to fits of rage that even
extend to throwing shoes
at his employees.
These are just the
cases I have heard
about. There is huge
pressure on victims to
keep quiet. Staffers fear
that if they complain
they might lose their jobs.
Worse, some MPs seek
to ruin the careers of those
they have bullied. Two former
researchers told me that their
ex-employers have since attempted
to warn other parliamentarians off
hiring them – despite promising to
give them good references.
Too many staffers have had their
dream job turn into a nightmare.
Too many talented, young, confident
people have been left in distress
or suffering lasting mental health
problems as the price for involvement
in public service. The Westminster
bullying scandal is yet to break out of
those WhatsApp groups and hushed
back-channels, but it is surely coming.
TRANSPORT
road accidents. Remove the humans,
remove a great deal of risk.
Yet, despite all these benefits,
public attitudes towards
autonomous vehicles remains wary.
Safety remains an overwhelming
concern because ordinary people
don’t trust computers to ferry them
around, or not to harm pedestrians
in the event of an accident. There’s
also the threat they pose to jobs.
There is also the real danger
of hacking, an understandable
anxiety shared by both driverless
evangelists and cynics. Anything
with an internet connection is a
potential target for hackers to
infiltrate and control, and while the
effects of someone forcing their way
into your laptop’s system can be
devastating, it’s nothing compared
to the outcome of malicious parties
taking control of an innocent
passenger’s car.
The tech industry is working hard
to create hack-proof car systems,
and the Government must do
more to educate the public on how
driverless cars could, and should,
change our lives for the better, and
keep them informed of changes in
related legislation and policy.
Grayling is right to champion
self-driving cars. Having ridden
in several driverless vehicles over
the years, I’m fully in favour of
them. Obstacles still remain, but
the advantages they represent are
too great to shy away from. The
UK must continue to invest in this
area of technological innovation, or
remain permanently condemned to
the slow lane.
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Grayling announced
yesterday, will revolutionise
the lives of elderly and
disabled people across the UK by
the time they fully hit our roads in
2021. They will discover a new sense
of freedom afforded by being able
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Hard-to-see masterpieces on stately home ceilings and rarely opened
stores of archaeological remains
are among the heritage being revealed online for the first time.
A partnership between English
Heritage and Google Arts & Culture has deployed digital technology – including Street
View and g igapixel
cameras – to bring 29
historic sites across
England to life for an
international audience.
From Tintagel Castle,
Cornwall, where King
Arthur is said to have been
conceived, to a Cold War bunker in York, armchair heritage buffs
will be able to explore some of England’s most famous and unusual
historic sites.
For the first time, people will get
to see in detail Antonio Zucchi’s
18th century ceiling paintings at
Kenwood House in London, and
the 17th century “Elysium” ceiling
at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire,
which have been photographed in
ultra-high definition.
They will also be able to view
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Frank Wilkin, which hangs within
the private school at Battle Abbey
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The partnership is the first time
Google Arts & Culture has worked
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the first time it has worked with an
institution covering multiple sites.
Matt Thompson, head of collections at English Heritage, said: “In
our new role as a charity, English
Heritage is looking for innovative
ways to open our sites to the public
and share their fascinating stories
with them.
“Now, thanks to Google Arts &
Culture’s technology, we’ve been
able to bring people closer to our
historic masterpieces than ever
before, open up our storehouses
to a global audience, and showcase
hitherto unseen artefacts.”
CULTURE
‘Oldest mammal’ identified
Pfeiffer: my
Branagh nerves
Fossil remains of two rat-like
creatures understood
to be the oldest known
mammalian ancestors
of humans have been
discovered in Dorset.
The small furry
animals (inset) scurried
in the shadow of the
dinosaurs 145 million years
ago. Scientists believe they
can draw a direct evolutionary
line from the ancient
mammals to people living
today. Two teeth belonging to
two different species were
sifted out of samples of
Cretaceous Period rock
near Swanage.
Dr Steve Sweetman,
of the University of
Portsmouth, said his
“jaw dropped” when he
saw the specimens, which
were reported in the journal
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
Nature, page 26
Armchair heritage fans will now
be able to slip back to the Art
Deco glamour of the 1930s at
Eltham Palace, or take a leap into a
prehistoric flint mine.
Created for textile millionaires
Stephen and Virginia Courtauld,
Eltham Palace in south-east
London incorporated an original
medieval hall. Online viewers will
be able to see mod cons such as
speakers around the house linked to
a gramophone, underfloor heating
and a luxury air raid shelter.
For those seeking a more gritty
reality to their historical searches
online, there is a drop down into
Grime’s Graves. The Neolithic flint
mines uncovered in Norfolk are
a window into the world of our
ancestors as they mined the stone to
create their tools.
On the domestic front, viewers
can follow in the footsteps of a
Victorian cook as she gathers
ingredients and prepares an “apple
hedgehog” at Audley End House in
Saffron Walden, Essex.
‘Corrie’ violence
too much for
Parkinson
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Sir Michael Parkinson, once Coronation Street’s most vocal cheerleader,
has said that he now struggles to
watch the soap because of
its violent storylines.
A founder member
of the British League
for Hilda Ogden,
Sir Michael (inset)
told Radio Times:
“I never imagined
I would recoil from
watching Coronation
Street, but the storyline
of the kidnapping and torture
of Andy and Vinny and their brutal
murder by Pat Phelan had little to do
with that gentle, funny reminder of
life in the North Country I discovered
and so admired in the early 1960s
when I joined Granada Television.”
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Colwyn Bay
pier to be
dismantled
after damage
By Dean Kirby
Plans to demolish a storm-ravaged
Edwardian pier at risk of falling into
the sea are set expected to get final
approval. The Grade II listed Victoria Pier at Colwyn Bay in North Wales
suffered severe structural damage
after Storm Doris earlier this year.
Members of Conwy Council will be
asked on Friday to give their final approval for it to be dismantled. There
are proposals to replace the pier with
a shorter structure.
“Planning permission and listed
building consent has been received
to dismantle Victoria Pier, to record
and store heritage elements for reuse
in a potential future redevelopment
of the pier and to develop a truncated pier,” the council said.
Victoria Pier was designed by
Maynall and Littlewoods and opened
in 1900. It was extended to 750ft
(229m) in 1903 to allow for outdoor
performances. The pier had to be rebuilt in the 1930s after a fire. In the
1970s, it underwent alterations when
a nightclub was opened.
The pier was saved from demolition in 1979 after 4,000 people signed
a petition calling for it to be saved.
But it began to decline in the 1980s
and had to be closed in 2008. A section of the pier collapsed in Storm
Doris, when winds of nearly 100mph
battered North Wales in February.
If councillors agree to the plans,
the council’s cabinet will be asked to
issue the contract for dismantling the
pier. Councillors will also agree plans
for the pier’s replacement.
The National Piers Society website lists more than 40 piers that
have been lost from British seaside
resorts. The most famous is the
West Pier in Brighton, which was destroyed by two fires in 2003.
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CULTURE
When Eric Jaquier, a
Swiss journalist and
amateur photographer,
came to live in Leeds in
1969 – his girlfriend was
studying there – he was
amazed at how exotic
the North was, according
to Lou Stoppard, curator
with Adam Murray of
the North: Fashioning
Identity show. “It was as
exotic as if he had gone
to a different continent.
It looked different, the
people were different,
the way they talked was
different,” she says.
Jaquier began
capturing Leeds and one
of his photos, taken in
Gino’s coffee shop, is in
the exhibition. It is one
of 25 elements added to
the exhibition since its
move to London.
The show
acknowledges
Britain’s big regional
An exhibition delves into the region
and its people. By Serina Sandhu
T
The curators of North:
Fashioning Identity admit
there is an idea that successful
creatives tend to be in London. But
they hope to prove that being from
outside the city can be beneficial.
The fashion designer
Christopher
Shannon’s creations
are inspired by
sportswear (above) ;
‘Pink Lipstick’, 1983
(left) by Tom Wood
the constructed hyper-real fashion
world that was around. You would
get people whose job would be to go
and find out what was happening in
‘real life’. They would go around the
country and discover these things,
that would become reference points”.
‘North: Fashioning Identity’ is at
Somerset House in London until
4 February
CRIME
Rent offer for Grenfell survivors
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower
fire will not have to pay rent or
utility bills until summer 2019
in a bid to remove “unintended
disincentives” thought to be
making some residents reluctant
to leave hotel accommodation.
Under current arrangements,
former residents of Grenfell
Tower and Walk will have their
divide. Stoppard says:
“Everyone has a sense
of what that split means.
For some it’s probably
to do with how people
are and how people act,
how they talk or look.
For others it’s more to
do with industry, or
finance, structures of
business. For others
it’s geographic.
“Everyone has their
own version of what
defines the North and
the South. We tried to be
open to that in the show.”
The Brexit vote
happened as the show
was being developed.
Stoppard said: “That
made the show feel even
more timely because
there was then this
conversation about a
country split, divisions
in ideas and approaches
which has given us more
food for thought.”
Shannon says influences from his
life in Liverpool subconsciously filter
through into his work, with the most
prominent narrative being what he
describes as “high and low”.
“That’s a very Liverpool thing.
Liverpool was very wealthy for a
long time... it was very grand. But
it’s also been very deprived. There’s
this contrast,” he says, adding that
this “faded wealth and new modern
poverty” often ties his work together.
Stoppard and Murray want the
show to highlight people and their
stories. Murray refers to Pink Lipstick, a photograph taken by Tom
Wood in 1983, which focuses on a
woman in a hot pink satin shirt applying a swipe of pink lipstick on a night
out. It has appeared in a number of
fashion magazines since it was taken.
“It sums up what we’re trying to say
about the role of people in all of this,”
Murray says. “She isn’t cast, she isn’t
styled, she is someone who’s just gone
out for another night and has chosen
to look how she wants to look.”
During the Eighties, there was a
“conscious effort to move away from
POLITICS
By Jemma Crew
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Exotic land ‘Like another continent’
A cut above: why
the styles of the
North are finally
being celebrated
he North of England is celebrated for its sport, writers, music and landscapes.
When it comes to high
fashion, however, the first
things that spring to mind are cloth
caps and tank tops.
This is, of course, grossly unfair
– and an exhibition opening in London tomorrow is hoping to right the
injustice. North: Fashioning Identity
is coming from Liverpool to Somerset House in London this week, and
shines a light on how the North and
Northerners have been represented
in fashion, photography and art.
There is not one particular aesthetic, says Lou Stoppard, editor of
the SHOWStudio fashion website,
who along with Adam Murray, a
lecturer at Manchester School of
Art and Central Saint Martins, has
curated the exhibition of garments,
artwork, documentaries and photos.
They stress it is about the influence
of ordinary life in creative industries.
And the biggest influence from the
North has been on the people who
are from there.
The menswear designer Christopher Shannon, who is from Liverpool
and whose garments will be featured
in the exhibition, is well-known for
his sportswear-inspired clothing.
This trend – dubbed sports luxe – has
been seen all over the catwalks and
in high-street stores. His inspiration
was what people were wearing going
about their daily life in Liverpool.
“When I started showing [at fashion week] in 2010, 2009, there was a
real sneering towards sportswear
that I appreciated. The mood was still
in the shadow of Dior Homme, punky,
a bit romantic, luxury-orientated.
“But for me that was the only work
I could do. I just knew I didn’t want to
do tailoring. You can either copy work
and cheat it, or you can make the
work you want to make and risk it.”
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tax suspended for 12 months
from when they first move
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Kensington and Chelsea believes
this has created “unintended
disincentives” for people to move
out of hotels as some residents
see the rent-free period as
wasted on temporary homes.
Man guilty of murdering baby
By Claire Hayhurst
A fitness instructor has been
convicted of murdering his
daughter by violently shaking
her and striking her head – just
two weeks after adopting her.
Matthew Scully-Hicks,
31, described 18-month-old
Elsie as “a psycho” and “the
exorcist” in text messages, as
Cardiff Crown Court heard he
struggled to cope with being
the primary carer for Elsie.
Husband Craig Scully-Hicks,
36, worked full-time.
A pathologist said Elsie’s
injuries were “very typical” of a
shaken baby.
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murder, gasped and wept as
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IRAQ
This year ‘set to be hottest on record’
By Tom Lansdell
United Nation experts say 2017 is
set to become the hottest year on
record, apart from those impacted by the El Niño phenomenon.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says this year
is already on track to be one of the
three hottest years, after 2015 and
2016. Those were both affected by
a powerful El Niño, which can con-
tribute to higher temperatures.
The WMO says key indicators of climate change
such as rising carbon dioxide concentrations in
the atmosphere, rising
sea level and acidification of oceans “continue unabated” this year.
Yesterday’s warning
was timed for the start of
the latest UN climate change con-
ference, in Bonn. It is the first
major meeting since President Donald Trump announced plans to take
the United States out
of the Paris climate
accord. But a senior
US diplomat has said
Washington will continue to take part in talks
about implementing the
agreement.
Isis slaughtered
recruits ‘in act
of revenge for
Saddam’s death’
Up to 1,900 may have been killed in
single worst atrocity by extremist
regime. By Patrick Cockburn
I
t is one of the most shocking
of all the sadistic execution
videos shot by Isis. It shows
scenes from the Camp Speicher
massacre on 12 June 2014, when
Isis murdered 1,700 army recruits
in a former palace compound of
Saddam Hussein on the banks of the
Tigris river near Tikrit.
Columns of terrified young men
are filmed being driven at gunpoint
by masked Isis gunmen towards
mass graves which the victims can
see are already filled with bodies.
Others are beaten as they stumble
down stone steps on to a small dock
under a bridge on the Tigris. As each
one is dragged forward by a guard,
he is shot in the head so he falls into
the water. The ground where the
killings are taking place is covered
in blood.
It is worth forcing oneself to look
at this disgusting video again as Isis
is driven by Iraqi security forces out
of its last strongholds in the deserts
of western Iraq. The movement,
now defeated and almost eliminated,
revelled in its cruelty and boasted of
its mass killings in order to terrorise
its opponents. The Camp Speicher
massacre was its worst single
atrocity in Iraq or Syria.
The slaughter of the young
recruits happened a few days after
Isis had unexpectedly captured
Mosul; its military units were
racing south towards Baghdad
against little opposition as the Iraqi
army disintegrated. Its gunmen
were greeted by many Sunnis as
liberators in places like Tikrit, the
city near which Saddam Hussein
was born and grew up. It was
here that as many as 10,000 army
recruits were being trained at an air
force academy. They were told to
go home by their commanders who
themselves fled in circumstances
that still cause controversy and
anger. The young men, who were
from all over Iraq, changed into
civilian clothes and those carrying
weapons were told to leave them
behind at the camp.
Isis gunmen captured many of
the recruits as they walked along
the roads heading home and divided
them into Shia and Sunni before
loading the Shias into trucks. It is
not known when they realised they
were going to die because many
were told at first that they would be
let go where they could get transport
to Baghdad. Instead, they were
taken to an area where Saddam
Hussein had built several palaces
where he and his family could enjoy
fine views across the Tigris. Some of
the palaces were in ruins, shattered
by US bombing, and the rest
were abandoned.
The site of the killings may
have been chosen because of
its associations with Saddam.
Hayder al-Baldawi, a member
of a committee commemorating
the massacre, says: “It was an act
of revenge for the execution of
Saddam and the fall of his regime.
Many of the killers were identified
later as coming from Tikrit, Baath
party members and people from
Saddam’s Albu Nasr tribe and other
JAPAN
Trump prods Tokyo to
buy weaponry from US
By Steve Holland
IN TOKYO
The US President Donald Trump
said yesterday that Japan would
shoot North Korean missiles “out of
the sky” if it bought the US weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting
Tokyo take a stance it has avoided
until now.
North Korea is pursuing nuclear
weapons and missile programmes
in defiance of UN Security Council
sanctions and has made no secret of
its plans to develop a missile capable
of hitting the US mainland. It has recently fired two missiles over Japan.
Mr Trump, at a summit with the
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe, pressed Japan to lower its trade
deficit with the US and buy more
American military hardware.
“He [Mr Abe] will shoot them out
of the sky when he completes the
purchase of lots of additional military
equipment,” Mr Trump said. REUTERS
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The recruits were told
to go home by commanders
who fled in circumstances
that still cause anger
A member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Unit stands by body bags at Camp
Speicher, where Isis massacred 1,700 army recruits in 2014 GETTY
pro-Saddam tribes, who joined up
with Isis.”
There are many massacre sites:
on the flat ground by the river large
pits have been excavated where the
recruits were killed and their bodies
covered with earth and stones. At
one place, they were shot on top of
a low cliff so the bodies fell in a heap
on ground below. Another site is
some way away, high up on a bluff
overlooking the river, near Saddam’s
giant ruined Salahudin palace,
where today there is a stretch of
rough ground and a deep hole with
a tree in the middle distance on the
edge of a cliff.
We compared this to a still
from the Isis propaganda video
that shows the same tree, but the
foreground is carpeted in dead
bodies so numerous that one cannot
see the ground. Many of the dead
Camp Speicher
The Camp Speicher massacre has
frayed Shia relations with Kurds as
well as Sunnis. Relations between
Kurds and Shias have been fraught
in the wake of the government
reoccupation in September of Kirkuk
and the disputed territories.
Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister
at the time of the killings, said he
has a simple explanation for what
happened: “The massacre occurred
because the commander there was
a Kurd and he received orders from
[Kurdish President] Massoud Barzani
to withdraw with his [Kurdish] men
and they left everything in chaos and
disorder and the massacre happened.”
This account has the advantage
of excusing Mr Maliki and his
government for any responsibility.
have their hands tied behind their
backs and there is a black Isis flag in
one corner of the picture.
A watchman pointed to a rock
where he had just found a bit of
blood-matted hair stuck to the side
of a rock which he believed must
date from the massacre.
It is not clear how many died:
Isis claimed that it had killed 1,700,
though the number of bodies so
far identified is lower. Mr Baldawi
says: “The Ministry of Health does
not have enough money to pay for
DNA kits so bodies can be identified
for certain.”
He puts the number of dead at
1,935, of which 994 bodies have been
found and, of these, 527 have been
identified and 467 are under medical
examination. In addition, 941 are still
missing, though these figures are
difficult to verify because the search
for the bodies began in March 2015,
eight months after the killings, when
government forces recaptured Tikrit.
The search for the perpetrators of
the massacre has gone on ever since
with 36 alleged killers executed in
August 2016 amid allegations that
they had not received a fair trial.
Defence lawyers were not able to
speak to the accused and walked out.
The United Nations Assistance
Mission for Iraq issued a negative
report on the conduct of the trial,
saying that there had been a
“failure to investigate allegations of
torture”. Nevertheless, there have
been no counter massacres and the
government and NGOs have made
concerted efforts to get the Tikrit
Sunni tribes to reconcile with the
families of the victims.
Tribal leaders said that
individuals from tribes had taken
part in the massacre, but denied it
was a communal Sunni attack on
Shias. They said that Sunni officials
from Tikrit had also been targeted
and killed by Isis. Some Sunnis had
helped Shias escape.
But identifying who on the
government side was responsible
for allowing so many unarmed Shia
recruits to be captured remains
a divisive political issue. Victims’
families want to know who were the
senior officers who ran away, leaving
their sons to be murdered by Isis.
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ARGENTINA
Lawyer’s death ‘made
to look like suicide’
By Almudena Calatrava
IN BUENOS AIRES
Argentina’s attention is suddenly
focused again one of the most
troubling and mysterious episodes
in its recent history.
A new police report claims that
a crusading prosecutor was murdered in 2015 – just four days
after he formally accused
then-president Cristina
Fernandez of covering
up the role of former
Iranian officials who
had been charged in the
1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre
that killed 85 people.
The report contradicts
earlier official findings that
the prosecutor, Alberto Nisman
(inset), shot himself. Mr Nisman, 51,
was found dead on 18 January 2015,
shot in his right temple. A pistol was
found next to him.
Police who were in charge
of Mr Nisman’s security
are being investigated, with some
suspecting them of negligence or
mishandling information.
Coming just days after Mr Nisman challenged Ms Fernandez, the
death became a politically charged
controversy.
Allies of Ms Fernandez suggested
that Mr Nisman took his own life because he couldn’t back up his allegations. Others insisted he had been
murdered because of them. It triggered anti-government protests ahead of the 2015
presidential election.
The new police
report says Mr Nisman was beaten
by two people who
drugged him and
placed him in front of
his bathtub where he
was shot.
The investigation listed
key evidence that wasn’t mentioned
in previous reports. Mr Nisman’s
nasal septum was broken.
He had suffered blows to his hip
and other areas. Ketamine, a substance with a strong anaesthetic
effect, was in his body.
The new report concludes that
the attackers tried to stage a suicide.
It notes that other experts throughout the series of inquiries failed to
find any traces of gunpowder on Mr
Nisman’s hands. AP
SAUDI ARABIA
‘Anti-corruption’
mass arrests by
prince continue
By Reem Shamseddine
IN RIYADH
A campaign of mass arrests
of Saudi Arabian royals,
ministers and businessmen
widened yesterday after
a top entrepreneur was
reportedly held in the biggest
anti-corruption purge of the
kingdom’s elite in its history.
Both allies and adversaries
are quietly astonished that a
kingdom once obsessed with
stability has acquired such a
taste for assertive – some would
say impulsive – policy-making.
The crackdown has drawn
no public opposition within the
kingdom. Many ordinary Saudis
applauded the arrests, the
latest in a series of domestic and
international moves asserting
the authority of Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman.
But outside the kingdom,
critics perceive the purge as a
further sign of intolerance from
a power-hungry leader keen
to stop influential opponents
blocking his economic reforms
or reversing the expansion of his
own political clout. REUTERS
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BELGIUM
Catalonia mayors
to make plea for
exiles in Brussels
By Leo Cendrowicz
IN BRUSSELS
SOUTH SUDAN
MEXICO
Fears of fresh
Rare porpoise
famine outbreak rescue bid fails
More than 1.25 million people
are facing starvation in
war-torn South Sudan, twice
the number than at this time
last year, the United Nations
reported yesterday.
The country could once again
plunge into famine in 2018,
warn humanitarians.
“The widespread and
extreme food consumption
gaps... should make us all
extremely concerned about
the worst-case scenario,” said
Katie Rickard, of Reach, a
research group that provided
data for the report. AP
FRANCE
Carnival workers
protest over ban
on Christmas fair
By Tom Lansdell
Carnival workers are creating
traffic chaos in Paris to protest
against the city’s ban on a
popular Christmas fair on the
Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
There was chaos yesterday
in the French capital during
One of the few remaining vaquita
porpoises, an adult female, has died
after a few hours in captivity in a
floating pen, raising questions about
the last-ditch effort to enclose the
world’s smallest porpoises to save
them from extinction.
The plan was known to be full of
risks. The small marine mammals
native to Mexico’s Gulf of California
have never been held in captivity,
much less bred there.
But with estimates of the
remaining population falling below
30, the international team of experts
known as Vaquita CPR felt they had
no choice. AP
yesterday morning’s rush
hour. French broadcasters
showed lorries running a
so-called “escargot operation”
on a highway west of Paris,
driving at a snail’s pace across
multiple lanes.
Riot police vans were
stationed on the western edge of
the city to block carnival lorries
from entering the centre after
police said they would enforce
City Hall’s ban on the fair.
The council voted in June
to change the format of the
Christmas market, saying it had
become too commercial. AP
Nearly 200 Catalan separatist will
arrive in Brussels today in an attempt
to persuade the Belgium authorities
not to allow the extradition of
ousted Catalan president Carles
Puigdemont to Spain.
Yesterday Mr Puigdemont and
four of his erstwhile ministers were
released from custody in the Belgian
capital, where they say they will
resist Madrid’s attempts to force
them back to stand trial for allegedly
Assisi
The medieval Italian town
of Assisi, the birthplace of
St Francis, the patron saint
of ecologists, is embarking
on a quiet revolution. Mayor
Stefania Proietti, an energy
expert, plans to cut carbon
emissions by 40 per cent
between now and 2030, and
hopes the “city on the hill” will
inspire others to change, too.
Assisi draws about six million
visitors each year, including
Nobel Prize winners, rock
stars, popes and presidents.
Last month, the city committed
to shun investments in fossil
fuels and shift to greener
energies, alongside a global
Alex Whiting
European arrest warrant issued for
the five by Spain’s attorney general.
Spain’s prime minister, Mariano
Rajoy, has called a regional election
for 21 December. Polls indicate that
separatist parties will win a majority
in the Catalan parliament, but that
it will be smaller than at the last
election in July 2015, and not large
enough to continue with secession.
Farmers in traditional
costumes taking
part in the annual
Leonhardi Procession
in Bad Toelz, Upper
Bavaria, yesterday.
Participants make
their way to the chapel
on the Kalvarienberg
to pray to St Leonhard,
the patron saint of
horses and livestock.
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KOREA
Winter Olympics could see North and South meet
Olympics officials trying to persuade
North Korea to join the Winter
Games in South Korea in February
believe that leader Kim Jong-un may
have an exploitable weakness – he
loves sport.
Mr Kim has traded insults and
nuclear threats with US President
Donald Trump for months, raising
concerns that the Games, due to be
held at an alpine resort 50 miles from
the world’s most heavily fortified
border, could be marred by political
tensions, or worse.
The sporting world and South
Korea are trying to coax Pyongyang
to accept an invitation to the Games
and relieve geopolitical tensions that
have hurt ticket sales.
Mr Kim, a basketball fan, has
boosted spending on sports as part of
his ambition to turn the North into a
“sports power”. The North and South
are still officially at war. REUTERS
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LEBANON
Factory orders
boost economy
Prince killed in President in call
helicopter crash for stability
Germany’s economy is still
performing strongly, with
factory orders rising for a second
consecutive month in September.
The Economy Ministry said
yesterday that orders were 1 per
cent higher than the previous
month, following a 4.1 per cent
rise in August.
Orders from other nations
in the 19-nation eurozone were
up 6.3 per cent, while domestic
orders slipped 0.1 per cent. AP
A helicopter carrying a high-ranking
Saudi prince and other government
officials has crashed in the south of
the kingdom, killing all eight people
on board.
The crash happened in Asir
province as officials including Prince
Mansour bin Muqrin toured projects
near Abha, 100 miles from the border
with Yemen. Saudi Arabia has been
fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels since
March 2015. Security officials gave no
cause for the crash.
IN SEOUL
coalition of 40 Catholic
organisations. Hanging on her
office wall is Pope John Paul
II’s proclamation making St
Francis, a 13th-century monk,
the patron saint of ecologists,
and nearby sits a panda statue
– a gift from the World Wildlife
Fund. Taking care of nature
“is the Assisi responsibility”
she said. “If we have a different
message, then we are not
[being true] to our history.”
Ms Proietti, who is a
professor of energy systems
at Rome’s Guglielmo Marconi
University, said she faces
major challenges bringing
about change. Architectural
heritage is one: houses cannot
have solar panels in this
Unesco world heritage site.
But she added that the biggest
challenge was changing
people’s attitudes. REUTERS
Protesters with placards reading
‘freedom for political prisoners’ in
Madrid yesterday GETTY
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Postcard
From...
plotting a rebellion in Catalonia.
The mayors will attempt “to explain
first-hand the situation” in Catalonia,
Premià de Mar mayor Miquel Buch
told Catalunya Ràdio. It is not clear
who they will be speaking to, as both
the European Commission and the
Belgian government have refused to
intervene in the crisis.
Mr Puigdemont and the former
ministers must stay in the country,
live at a fixed abode, and go to the
judge whenever asked. They will
appear before the judge again on
17 November. He must rule on a
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun
has called for “stability” and
“unity” after prime minister Saad
al-Hariri’s shock resignation.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia
received Mr al-Hariri in Riyadh
yesterday, two days after he quit.
Mr Hariri had said he feared
an assassination plot against him
and accused Iran, along with its
Lebanese ally Hezbollah, of taking
over his country and destabilising
the Arab world. REUTERS
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CHINA
Berlusconi embarks on a political
comeback with ‘proxy vote’ in Sicily
Beijing calls for
better security
for its tourists
By Ben Blanchard
By Michael Day
FOREIGN EDITOR
It’s already been billed as The Return
of the Mummy. Looking more orange
and otherwordly than ever thanks to
copious make-up and more work at
the plastic surgeon, Silvio Berlusconi
is on the comeback trail.
Italy’s three-time premier looked
on course for an impressive political
victory last night with projections
showing him and his right-wing allies
winning a regional election in Sicily.
Mr Berlusconi’s centre-right bloc
was running just ahead of the antiestablishment Five Star Movement,
with the centre-left a distant third,
according to post-polling projections.
Pundits say a victory in the island
region would be a good portent for
The Sicily vote has turned
into a proxy of sorts for
national politics. All the major
national party leaders, have
converged on the island in
recent weeks to campaign for
their candidates.
the centre-right’s chances at next
year’s general election.
The media mogul, who was convicted of tax fraud, has been written
off innumerable times in the past.
Cynics have joked that short of a
stake through the heart, nothing can
stop the irrepressible politician with
deep pockets and few inhibitions.
Although defeat in Sicily would be
a blow to the Five Star party, the populist grouping will remain the largest
single political force, polling twice as
much as its nearest rival – Mr Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (Go Italy!).
By contrast, the vote seems certain
to deal a stinging blow to the centreleft. But success in Sicily and even in
the next general election will seem
like a pyrrhic victory for Mr Berlusconi, because his tax conviction bars
him from holding high office.
On 22 November he will tell judges
at the European Court of Human
Rights why they should overturn the
ban. This doesn’t seem likely. And it’s
not clear that the Italy would even adhere to such a ruling.
So Mr Berlusconi might have to
satisfy himself by exercising power
from behind the scenes.
IN BEIJING
Beijing has called on Paris to improve
security for visitors after a group of
40 Chinese tourists was tear-gassed
and robbed in the French capital.
Attacks on Chinese, Japanese
and Korean tourists are relatively
frequent in Paris as robbers believe
these visitors carry large sums in
cash and their luggage is stuffed with
expensive products.
Four men targeted the Chinese
travellers in the car park of their
hotel in the Val-de-Marne suburb
south-east of Paris on Thursday, and
stole nine bags thought to be filled
with luxury goods, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.
“We will urge French police to
crack this case as soon as they can
and bring the criminals to justice,
and take even more effective measures to ensure the safety of Chinese
citizens in France,” the Chinese foreign ministry said,
Chinese travellers spent $261bn
(£200bn) overseas last year, making them a key demographic for retailers and hotel chains around the
world. REUTERS
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HISTORY
Auntie
and the
revolution
Writer Aidan Semmens tells how
members of his family aided
the Bolsheviks’ rise to power
I
t’s partly the ghostly effect
created by the double
exposure that captures the
attention; partly the boy in the
foreground, staring directly
at the camera as if questioning it.
This photo has haunted me ever
since I found the negative among
a deskful of memorabilia inherited
from my grandmother. From the
notes she left I know it was taken
by her 100 years ago. It shows a
street in St Petersburg – known
then as Petrograd – not far from
the apartment where she lived.
The marchers on the left include
both military personnel and
ordinary working people. I would
love to know what the feeling
of the onlookers is towards the
marchers. And what the soldier
near the centre of the shot is
reading in his newspaper.
The banners read “Bratstvo,
svoboda, ravenstvo” – fraternity,
liberty, equality, words that tie
this glimpse of Russia’s revolution
to the revolution in France 128
years earlier. Two cataclysmic
events that irrevocably altered the
history of the world.
My grandmother’s family were
more than mere onlookers in the
events leading up to the 1917 coup,
when the Bolsheviks took power
a century ago today. Her beloved
Aunt Zhenya was a committed
socialist who had translated Karl
Marx’s Das Kapital, one of the
founding texts of Communism,
into Russian. A family legend,
which I don’t entirely believe, has
it that Zhenya was Leon Trotsky’s
lover and fled Siberia with him
after they were both exiled under
the rule of the tsar. There is some
evidence that they may have
escaped together in a hay cart in
1902. But he was 22, with a wife
and two young children, and
Zhenya nearly twice his age.
She had been a founder and
moving spirit of the socialist
Bund party in what is now
Lithuania. Later she joined Georgi
Plekhanov’s Emancipation of
Labour Group in Switzerland,
among whom Lenin developed
the ideas that would lead to the
establishment of Communism and
the Soviet state.
It may have been Zhenya
who put Lenin in touch with her
brother, my great-grandfather,
Isaac Hourwich. The pair wrote to
one another and Isaac’s political
Vera Hourwich,
above left, with
fellow members
of the first
women’s class
to graduate
at Moscow
University;
Soldiers and
civilians march
in Petrograd in
1917, left, in a
photograph by
Vera Hourwich
writing proved to be of great
interest to the man who would
become the first Soviet leader.
As a student in St Petersburg,
Isaac was imprisoned for
distributing pamphlets calling for
an end to tsarist rule. Later, he
escaped being arrested again by
fleeing to America. He left behind
a young family, my grandmother
being the youngest of four.
Looking back on life in the
Soviet Union it is easy to forget
just how grim things were under
the tsars. All the horrors that
were to come were in a sense just
continuing tsarist traditions. For
many ordinary people, life under
Communism, even in the worst
times, was probably better than
it had been under the despot
Nicholas II and his forebears.
Nine years after Isaac’s hasty
departure, his wife and sister –
who had been looking after the
children – were arrested by the
secret police and sent to Siberia
for the crime of writing seditious
literature. My grandmother, aged
nine, was packed off on a steamer
to America.
There, at the Ellis Island
immigration centre, she met for
the first time the father she would
NATURE
How mammals seized the day
after the dinosaurs died out
Scientists find clues to our ancestors. By Dean Kirby
eeting a T Rex on
a dark night is the
stuff of nightmares.
But for prehistoric
mammals, meeting
one in broad daylight may have
been scarier still – which could
explain why they only became
active in sunlit hours once
dinosaurs had been wiped out.
Researchers at University
M
College London and Tel Aviv
University have found that
mammals began to be active
during the daytime about 66
million years ago. The change took
place over millions of years.
PhD student Roi Maor, the
study’s lead author, said: “We
were very surprised to find such
close correlation between the
disappearance of dinosaurs and
the beginning of daytime activity
in mammals, but we found the
same result unanimously using
several alternative analyses.”
The researchers analysed data
on more than 2,400 mammal
species to try to understand
their ancient ancestors. A longstanding theory holds that the
common ancestor to all mammals
was nocturnal, and the scientists
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UNITED STATES
Comrades Isaac and Lenin
My great-grandfather, Isaac,
exchanged letters with Lenin about
the downtrodden state of Russia’s
peasants long before the revolutions
of 1917. Isaac had written a book on
the subject – The Economics of the
Russian Village – and Lenin wrote
requesting a copy. Isaac sent one
with a note in which he apologised
for not addressing the future
Bolshevik leader as “comrade”.
It’s fascinating to think that
the book had an effect on Lenin’s
thinking; Trotsky himself later
confirmed this was the case in an
unpublished biography.
Today it remains surprisingly
readable – unlike Isaac’s 1912
volume Immigration and Labor, about
European immigrants to the US.
revere for the remaining 77 years
of her life. At his flat in New York,
however, she also found that he had
another wife and another family.
She remained with them for
about three years before returning
to Russia, where in due course she
would graduate in mathematics –
one of the first class of women to
be awarded a university degree in
Russia. And where, because of her
American-learned English, she
would get to interpret for the US
journalist Albert Rhys Williams
as he travelled the country in the
summer of 1917 researching the
book that would become Through
The Russian Revolution.
Published in 1921, it’s similar
to his more famous friend John
Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the
World – less exciting but clearer,
almost certainly more careful with
the facts. The first edition featured
photos taken by my grandmother,
including the one of Williams with a
group of typical Russian peasants.
Because of this background I
have always been interested in
Isaac Hourwich and all the other
people who became footnotes of
history. Like revolutionary thinkers
found that the ancestors of simian
primates – such as gorillas, gibbons
and tamarins – were among
the first to give up nocturnal
activity altogether.
This discovery, published
in Nature Ecology and
Evolution, fits well with
the fact that simian
primates are the only
mammals that have
evolved adaptations
to seeing well
in daylight.
Professor Kate
Jones from UCL, who
co-authored the report,
said: “It’s very difficult to relate
behaviour changes in mammals
that lived so long ago to ecological
conditions at the time, so we can’t
say that the dinosaurs dying out
caused mammals to start being
in all places and ages, Isaac’s grand,
optimistic ideas for improving
humanity didn’t work out quite as
he’d hoped.
A few years ago I wrote a
collection of poems called The Book
of Isaac, loosely based on his life
and writings, and my latest book,
Life Has Become More Cheerful, is
now marking the century since the
Russian Revolution.
The title is a quotation from
Joseph Stalin in 1938, shortly after
the height of his purges, which
claimed an estimated 600,000
lives in two years; many of the
words in my work are taken from
contemporary Soviet sources.
But I’m also interested in how the
world today is still affected by the
Russian Revolution, hence one of
my poems focusing on the former
uranium mine at Krasnorgorskiy
in Kazakhstan, which supplied
material for Soviet nuclear missiles.
From the Liberty, Equality
and Fraternity of the French
Revolution to dangerous relics of
the Cold War’s nuclear stand-off,
it’s all history. History that has gone
to make the world the perilous,
and interesting,
place it is today.
‘Life Has Become
More Cheerful’
by Aidan
Semmens
(£9.95,
Shearsman
Books) is out now
active in the daytime. However,
we see a clear correlation in
our findings.”
Professor Tamar Dayan,
chairman of the Steinhardt
Museum of Natural History
at Tel Aviv University,
said: “We analysed
a lot of data on the
behaviour and
ancestry of living
animals because the
fossil record from that
era is very limited and
because behaviour as a
trait is very hard to infer
from fossils.
“Fossil evidence from mammals
often suggest that they were
nocturnal even if they were not.
Many subsequent adaptations that
allow us to live in daylight are in our
soft tissues.”
Will New York nightlife
finally get its mojo back?
A change in the law could help the city breathe new life
into its clubbing and music scene. By Miranda Bryant
B
ack in the 1970s, “you
were never more than
10 minutes away from
murder”, as one of
Andrew Holleran’s
characters said in the epochdefining New York novel, Dancer
from the Dark. The bankrupt city’s
decadence proved alluring, however,
for artists everywhere. Its grit and
creativity gave birth to hip hop in
the 1980s. A decade later, crime
levels fell – but soaring property
prices saw “the city that never
sleeps” lose it soul.
New York City gave the world
punk rock, disco and the modern
gay rights movement. But rival
capitals surged ahead. London,
Amsterdam and Paris all have
“night mayors” to promote them.
Berlin officially classes techno
music as high culture. New York is
now playing catch-up, after decades
of conservative city legislation
and gentrification that have seen
Manhattan lose its edge as young
and creative people leave in droves.
Finally, this month, the city
repealed an almost century-old
“cabaret law” that banned dancing
in the vast majority of the city’s
20,000-plus restaurants, bars
and clubs. It follows a long-fought
campaign by members of the city’s
nightlife scene who say the law –
introduced in 1926 and enforced by
the former mayor Rudy Giuliani
in the 90s – contributed to the
closure of numerous venues and
discriminated against minorities.
“Today, New York City will
right a historical wrong,” said
council member Rafael Espinal,
who introduced the bill and joined
campaigners to celebrate on the
steps of City Hall last week. “It’s
over for the cabaret law.”
It is the first of a number of
measures intended to help the city’s
once flourishing small venues –
and in turn claw back New York’s
musical mojo. The city’s music
ecosystem is responsible for $21bn
(£16bn) of economic output, fuels
nearly 60,000 jobs and is growing
faster than the rest of the city’s local
economy. But in the last 15 years, 20
per cent of the city’s small venues
have closed, according to recently
published figures from the Mayor’s
Office of Media and Entertainment.
High-profile casualties include
CBGB in East Village, which went
from hosting acts such as Blondie,
The Police and The Strokes to
becoming a designer clothing
store, Wetlands Preserve in
Tribeca, where Pearl Jam played,
and Shea Stadium, a DIY space
in Williamsburg dedicated to
recording live performances.
Meanwhile, Webster Hall, which
dates back to 1886 and is considered
the first modern nightclub, is
currently closed after being bought.
The DJ, producer and party
Let’s dance: a sign calling for the repeal of New York’s 1926 cabaret law at the
Secret Project Robot dance venue in Brooklyn GETTY
organiser Ali Coleman, 51, is
optimistic about the repeal of the
cabaret law.
“Most of the clubs that we went
to 10, 15 and 20 years ago no longer
exist, especially in Manhattan.
Many of them couldn’t keep up
with the skyrocketing rents, some
of them were in neighbourhoods
that are completely different now
and the ones that came up in their
places cater to the bottle crowd,”
he says.
Nicole Brenecki, 28, who runs
Brooklyn-based New York Trax
record label, says independent
venues often end up closing either
because they do not have the
appropriate paperwork or
because they are priced
out by gentrification.
“As a result, the
city’s independent
culture suffers and
rich people’s culture
flourishes.”
Hip hop pioneer
Kurtis Blow, 58, who is
chairman of the Universal
Hip Hop Museum, which is
expected to open in the Bronx in
2022, says the existence of music
venues can be a matter of life or
death for young people.
“Hip hop saved my life and
kept me out of harm’s way… The
opportunity to be creative and to let
off steam is essential for the growth
and survival of our youth. We must
offer the same creative outlets and
opportunities to the youth of today,”
he says.
Potentially the most significant
step is the introduction of an
Office of Nightlife, for which the
city is currently in the process of
recruiting a nightlife mayor. Julie
Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s
Office of Media and Entertainment,
says the creation of an Office of
Nightlife marks an “important
moment” in the city’s history. “For
the first time, the city’s nightlife
community will have a government
liaison that advocates for the small
business owners that make up this
thriving economy,” she says.
Despite the challenging
conditions, there are success
stories. House of Yes in Bushwick
has gone from strength to strength
since it started as a circus theatre
and events space in 2007. Warsaw,
founded in Greenpoint in 2001, still
has young people queuing around
the block for gigs by acts such as
Yung Lean and King Krule. And
former DIY rock club Market Hotel
is reopening.
While the cost of rent in the
city still remains an issue
for venues, in general
the community seems
pleasantly surprised that
there is a dialogue with
politicians at all.
Rachel Nelson (inset),
35, whose music and
arts venue Secret Project
Robot is in its fourth
incarnation after being
moved three times as a result
of rising rents or redevelopment,
says: “I actually have text messages
with my city council member, this is
amazing. This is a big change.”
But for real progress, venue
owners say there needs to be a
reduction in red tape. DJ Eamon
Harkin, who is opening Nowadays,
a new venue in Ridgewood, Queens,
with his business partner Justin
Carter, says he hopes the new office
will help to reduce bureaucracy
for small venues, which he says
puts people off taking their
establishments above board.
The 40-year-old says the progress
makes him optimistic for the
future: “There’s so much energy
out there. If it could be harnessed
by the city government to help
people, there could be some exciting
things happening.”
Television Tuesday 7 November
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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Motherland
MasterChef: The Professionals
10pm, BBC2
With a script by (among others)
Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan
and a cast led by Anna Maxwell
Martin as harassed working mother
Julia, this horribly relatable comedy
about competitive parenting
shouldn’t have needed a pilot
episode. Anyway, here’s the full
series, with Diane “Philomena Cunk”
Morgan as Julia’s down-to-earth
mum-chum and repository of good
sense (some of it dubious) Liz, Paul
Ready as house husband Kevin and
Lucy Punch as queen bee Amanda. In
this opener, Liz persuades Julia to
throw a party for 30 kids – the quid
pro quo being 30 return invites and,
therefore, free childminding. But
what if the parents insist on staying?
8pm, BBC2
A fresh trawl of hollow-eyed pro
chefs leave the confines of their
various kitchens with a dream of
better things (a quick exit and this
could surely backfire as employers
realise they’re useless) and present
themselves to Marcus Wareing,
Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace.
The first sextet must cook a duck
dish in only 20 minutes, which
seems to suggest the words “stir”
and “fry”.
emergency services and the NHS,
as well as a quick-thinking fouryear-old who saved her mum’s life.
Carol Vorderman is the MC.
===
The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds
8pm, Channel 4
The returning docu-series begins by
observing how the youngsters learn
to control (or not) powerful
emotions. The focus is on Noah, who
is obsessed with dinosaurs and can
accurately name dozens of the
reptiles, and Victoria, recently given
the all-clear from cancer.
===
The Pride Of Britain Awards
===
8pm, ITV
In a year blighted by terror attacks
and the Grenfell Tower inferno, the
focus will be on the heroism of the
The A Word
9pm, BBC1
A second series for Peter Bowker’s
drama (based on an Israeli original)
6.00 The Hairy Builder (R)
(S). 6.30 Women At War:
100 Years Of Service (R) (S).
7.15 Getting The Builders
In (R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
Great British Menu: The
Finals (R) (S). 9.00 Victoria
Derbyshire (S). 11.00
BBC Newsroom Live (S).
12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 Coast (R) (S). 1.45
Permission Impossible:
Britain’s Planners (R) (S).
2.45 Family Finders (S).
3.15 Operation Gold Rush
With Dan Snow (R) (S). 4.15
Hebrides: Islands On The
Edge (R) (S). 5.15 Put Your
Money Where Your Mouth
Is (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 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). 6.45 The King Of
Queens (R) (S). 7.10 The
King Of Queens (R) (S).
7.35 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: Summer
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 (S). 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 12.10
5 News Lunchtime
(S). 12.15 The Hotel
Inspector Returns
(R) (S). 1.10 Access (S).
1.15 Home And Away (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S). 2.15
NCIS: New Orleans (R)
(S). 3.15 FILM: I’m Not
Ready For Christmas
(Sam Irvin 2015) Festive
comedy, starring Alicia
Witt (S). 5.00 5 News At
5 (S). 5.30 Neighbours
(R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
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6.00 Eggheads (S).
6.30 Strictly Come
Dancing – It
Takes Two With
the winners of
Sunday night’s
dance-off (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
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6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Homer gets a
new wife. With
the voice of
Ricky Gervais
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (S).
6.00 Home And
Away Mason is
hopeful of Beth
getting a heart
transplant (R)
(S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
7.00 Copacabana
Palace The lives
of the staff and
guests at the
Rio de Janeiro
hotel (R) (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Pollard faces a
dilemma (S).
7.30 Countrywise:
Guide To
Britain Last in
the series (R) (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
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7pm
7.00 The One Show
Live chat and
reports (S).
7.30 EastEnders Tina
tells Billy the
truth about the
accident (S).
7.00 Yorkshire: A
Year In The
Wild Nature in
the Yorkshire
Dales and on
the North York
Moors (R) (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Great
Continental
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
8pm
8.00 Holby City
Sacha joins
forces with
Hanssen to fend
off a threat to
the hospital (S).
8.00 MasterChef: The
Professionals
New series. The
first six chefs
compete (S).
8.00 The Pride
Of Britain
Awards Carol
Vorderman
hosts the
annual
ceremony (S).
8.00 The Secret Life
Of 4 Year Olds
New series.
Return of the
documentary
(S).
8.00 The Yorkshire
Vet Peter
Wright braves
heavy snow to
pregnancy test
a small herd of
young cows (S).
8.00 Empire Of The
Tsars: Romanov
Russia With
Lucy Worsley
The dynasty
that ruled
Russia (R) (S).
9pm
9.00 The A Word
New series.
Drama about an
autistic child,
starring Morven
Christie (S).
9.00 Rick Stein’s
Road To Mexico
New series. The
chef re-traces
his steps from
California to
Mexico (S).
9.00 Grand Designs:
House Of The
Year New
series. Homes in
the running for
RIBA’s House of
the Year (S).
9.00 Ben Fogle: New
Lives In The
Wild Ben meets
an ex-academic
who gave up his
career for a life
in the bush (S).
9.00 The Real Doctor
Zhivago The
revolutionary
beginnings
of Boris
Pasternak’s Dr
Zhivago (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Hotel For
Refugees (S).
10.00Motherland
New series.
Comedy,
starring Anna
Maxwell Martin
(S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At
Ten; Weather
(S).
10.35 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 On Assignment
(S).
10.00The Fight
For Mosul
Documentary
following five
soldiers tackling
Isis in northern
Iraq (S).
10.00Most Shocking
Reality
Moments
The 50 most
memorable
scenes from
reality TV (R) (S).
10.00Timewatch:
Who Killed
Rasputin? (R) (S).
10.45 Masterspy
Of Moscow:
George Blake –
Storyville (R) (S).
11.25 Generation
Screwed?
People who have
been left out
of mainstream
media debates
(S).
11.15 NFL This Week
Action from
the week nine
fixtures (S).
11.20 Lethal Weapon
Murtaugh and
Riggs suspect
abuse of power
in the Sheriff’s
department
(R) (S).
11.05 How To Get A
Council House
A mum faces
eviction after
falling behind
with her rent
(R) (S).
12.10 BBC News (S).
12.05 Elizabeth I’s Secret
Agents (R) (S). 1.05 Sign
Zone: The Apprentice (R)
(S). 2.05 Sign Zone: The
Ganges With Sue Perkins
(R) (S). 3.05 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.15 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.10 Music on 4 (S). 1.05
The Supervet (R) (S). 2.00
FILM: You’re Next (2011)
(S). 3.35 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo (R) (S). 4.30 Phil
Spencer: Secret Agent (R)
(S). 5.25 Kirstie’s Vintage
Gems (R). 5.35 Countdown
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Women At War: 100
Years Of Service (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (S). 11.00 Getting
The Builders In (S). 11.45
Fugitives (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 (S).
3.45 Money For Nothing
(R) (S). 4.30 Flog It! (R) (S).
5.15 Pointless (R) (S).
6pm
11pm
Late
12.55 SuperCasino (S).
3.10 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit (R) (S). 4.00
Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos
Ink (S). 4.45 House Doctor
(R) (S). 5.10 House Busters
(R) (S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS
(R) (S).
about an autistic boy, Joe, living with
his family in the Lake District. Two
years on and Joe is now seven and
starting to notice he is different
from other kids. And when he says
the word “autistic” out loud, seeing it
as something bad, Alison and Paul
(Morven Christie and Lee Ingleby)
know they must talk to their son.
===
Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico
9pm, BBC2
Rick Stein is by far the most
entertaining chef-cum-travelling
companion. His latest jaunt
recreates a journey he made in 1968,
aged 21 and in the aftermath of his
father’s death: a road trip from
California to Mexico in an age when
few Britons had ever heard of
enchiladas, guacamole or burritos.
Young Max Vento plays
Joe in ‘The A Word’
9pm, BBC1
Carol Vorderman hosts
an evening dedicated
to heroics: ‘The Pride
Of Britain Awards’
8pm, ITV
12.15 Natural World (R) (S).
1.15 British Art At War:
Bomberg, Sickert And
Nash (R) (S). 2.15 The Real
Doctor Zhivago (R) (S). 3.15
Close
6.00 The Cube: Celebrity
Special (R) (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 7.10
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).
Rupert Grint is in need
of a sick note
10pm, Sky One
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
women try to
win a date with
a businessman
(R) (S).
6.50 FILM: The Secret
Life Of Bees
(Gina PrinceBythewood
2008) Drama,
starring Dakota
Fanning (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold A
cat terrorises a
postman (R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Charlie
lets Chelsea
move into his
home (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: The
Hunger Games:
Catching
Fire (Francis
Lawrence 2013)
Sci-fi adventure
sequel (S).
9.00 FILM:
Bridesmaids
(Paul Feig
2011) Comedy,
starring Kristen
Wiig (S).
11.45 FILM: The
Paperboy (Lee
Daniels 2012)
Drama, starring
Matthew
McConaughey
(S).
11.35 Family Guy
Peter and
Quagmire
form a singersongwriter
partnership (R)
(S).
1.55 FILM: Dogtooth
(Yorgos Lanthimos 2009)
Satirical drama, starring
Christos Stergioglou (S).
3.55 Close
12.05 Family Guy (R) (S).
12.30 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.00 American Dad! (R) (S).
1.30 Celebrity Showmance
(R) (S). 2.25 Teleshopping
5.55 ITV2 Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
He begins in San Francisco, driving a
Mustang down the same bumpy
boulevard as Steve McQueen in the
film Bullitt, and visiting Chinatown
to learn the true meaning of chow
mein and chop suey.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Sick Note
10pm, Sky One
Sky One seems to specialise in
capers (see also Bounty Hunters) and
this new one stars Harry Potter’s
Rupert Grint as a habitual liar
dumped by his girlfriend (“But we’re
only halfway through season five of
Game Of Thrones,” he complains) and
on the verge of being sacked from his
job (Don Johnson of all people plays
his boss), when he is given a cancer
diagnosis by his doctor (Nick Frost).
The rest, as they say, is a spoiler.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Dogtooth
The Last Exorcism
1.55am, Film4
(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
A mother, father and their three lateteenage children live in a house with
a large, walled garden, from which
only the father ever ventures. The
children spend their time playing
parlour games of their own devising
– but with the arrival of a visitor, the
edifices of their hermetic universe
begin to crumble. This strange but
gripping film from the maker of
The Lobster offers an increasingly
darkening fable presenting a cruel
parody of family life. Like a sitcom
made by Michael Haneke. What’s it
about? Any number of allegories
come to mind, but it describes truths
about religion, authoritarianism or
any kind of paternalistic politics.
11.20pm, TCM
(Daniel Stamm, 2010)
Demonic possession and the fauxdocumentary are familiar tropes in
modern horror cinema, and it would
take a clever script to reinvigorate
them. The Last Exorcism has one.
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 The
Goldbergs (R) (S).
8.55 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 10.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 10.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 11.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.45
A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 1.50 A Place In
The Sun: Winter Sun (R)
(S). 2.50 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.50 Time Team (R)
(S). 4.55 Time Team (R) (S).
5.55 The Secret Life Of The
Zoo (R) (S).
6.00 Modern Family (R)
(S). 6.30 Modern Family
(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 Zoo Tales (R)
(S). 10.30 Zoo Tales (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). 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 The Guest Wing (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).
6.00 Heartbeat
Phil and Geoff
keep an illegal
gambling
club under
surveillance (R)
(S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big
Bang Theory
Sheldon hires
an attractive
assistant (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick
tends to a
Newfoundland
and a Yorkshire
terrier (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama
Fry acquires a
campervan
(R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R).
6.00 House The
doctor arouses
suspicion with
his friendly new
attitude (R) (S).
7.00 Murder,
She Wrote
Three college
graduates
become
embroiled in a
murder (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Milo
is causing big
problems for
Dirk (S).
7.30 Streetmate
Scarlett heads
to Leeds (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple clash
over plans for
a new home in
their garden
(R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer
discovers
a talent for
styling hair (R).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A boxing
champion dies
in the ring (R)
(S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders An
airfield owner
falls to his
death from a
plane (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Raj tries
to date both
Lucy and Emily
(R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.00 The Flash
Gypsy’s father
Breacher shows
up on Earth-1
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Erin and
Anthony try to
convince a key
eyewitness to
testify (R) (S).
Lady Dynamite
Netflix
Season one of Maria Bamford’s
brilliant off-the-wall comedy.
Season two drops on Friday.
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.00 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens
1am Annie Nightingale 3.00
BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Stories –
Music By Numbers: Drake 4.00
Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
9.00 The Royal
House Of
Windsor (R) (S).
9.00 Strike Back The
team attempts
to extract an
arms dealer
from Libya (S).
9.00 Hard-Wire:
Law Of The
Gun Fatalities
resulting from
police shootings
(R) (S).
10.00Walk Of Shame
Shuttle Reality
show in which
party goers are
offered a free
taxi ride (S).
10.00How To Be
Queen: 63 Years
And Counting
How the Queen
keeps her place
in the nation’s
affections (R) (S).
10.00Sick Note
New series.
Black comedy,
starring Rupert
Grint (S).
10.00The Deuce
CC, Larry and
Rodney worry
about becoming
obsolete (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
becomes
jealous of a
colleague (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 Ramsay’s
Kitchen
Nightmares
USA A Japanese
restaurant in
California (R) (S).
11.00 The Simpsons
Marge allows
her hair to turn
grey (R).
11.30 The Simpsons
With Ricky
Gervais (R).
11.10 Curb Your
Enthusiasm
(R) (S).
11.50 Ray Donovan
Last in the
series (R) (S).
12.00 Rude Tube (R) (S).
1.05 Tattoo Fixers At
Halloween (R) (S). 2.10
Walk Of Shame Shuttle
(R) (S). 3.05 First Dates (R)
(S). 4.00 Black-ish (R) (S).
4.20 Black-ish (R) (S). 4.45
Charmed (R) (S).
12.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.35 The Royal House
Of Windsor (R) (S).
2.35 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
3.30 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).
1.05 The Deuce (R) (S). 2.15
Californication (R) (S).
2.50 Californication (R)
(S). 3.25 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) (S). 4.15
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.10
The West Wing (R) (S).
ITV Hub
A very different sort of trip
for Brydon as he embraces
adventure in Snowdonia.
2am, Channel 4
(Adam Wingard, 2011)
A bickering wealthy family’s reunion
turns nasty when one of the family
members gets a crossbow bolt to
the face. And then, what begins
as a competent, blackly comic
slasher movie becomes much more
interesting after a mid-point twist.
Sharni Vinson is impressively badass.
6am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 MistaJam 7.00 DJ Target
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Jamz Supernova 1am
Annie Nightingale Presents
3.00 Logan Sama
9.00 Tattoo Fixers At
Halloween New
series. Sketch
assists an actor
with a monster
of a tattoo (S).
ONDEMAND
Bear’s Mission
With Rob Brydon
===
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). 9.20
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.15
Inspector Morse (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.35 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.45 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
29
You’re Next
Radio
10.05 Lewis A killer
strikes as a
convict appeals
against his
sentence (R) (S).
i TUESDAY
7 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Ore Oduba 5.00 Simon
Mayo 7.00 Jamie Cullum
8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Bill
Kenwright’s Golden Years
11.00 Nigel Ogden: The
Organist Entertains 11.30
Listen To The Band 12mdn’t
Sounds Of The 80s 2.00 Radio
2’s Folk Playlist 3.00 Radio 2
Playlist: 90s Hits 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Wednesday Workout
5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. Bridget Kendall
talks about the ideas that
have shaped her life. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: Soviet
Russia (1917-1953). Marina
Frolova-Walker discusses
Alexander Mosolov and Nikolai
Roslavets. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
Pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja
plays Russian music. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. Music
and culture over the past
100 years in Russia. 5.00 In
Tune. Katie Derham’s guests
include Semyon Bychkov and
Lydia Kavina. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. An imaginative,
eclectic mix of music. 7.30
Radio 3 In Concert. The Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic play
Gabriela Ortiz, Rachmaninov
and Shostakovich. 10.00 Free
Thinking. Michael Nyman, Ian
Christie, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
and Alexei Popogrebsy on
Dziga Vertov. 10.45 The Essay:
Ten Artists That Shook The
World. Writer and historian
Helen Rappaport reassesses
John Reed. 11.00 Late Junction.
Marking the centenary of the
October Revolution. 12.30am
Through The Night
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Invisible
Hand Of Donald Trump 9.45
Living With The Gods 10.00
Woman’s Hour 11.00 Natural
Histories 11.30 Jim – We Love
You Because 12noon News
12.04 Brexit: A Guide For The
Perplexed 12.15 Call You And
Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The
The Great British Bake Off
All4
And the winner is.... Surely
everyone knows by now.
World At One 1.45 Book Of
The Week: Life In The Garden
2.00 The Archers 2.15 Drama:
Undercover Mumbai 3.00 The
Kitchen Cabinet 3.30 Costing
The Earth 4.00 Law In Action
4.30 A Good Read 5.00 PM
5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 Ed Reardon’s
Week. Ed may be in line for an
inheritance. 7.00 The Archers.
Lilian’s suspicions rise. 7.15
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Living With The Gods.
Neil MacGregor focuses on
offerings to the gods. 8.00
File On 4. Issues of major
concern. 8.40 In Touch. News
for people who are blind or
partially sighted. 9.00 All In
The Mind. Mental health issues.
9.30 The Invisible Hand Of
Donald Trump. Martin Wolf
examines the economic impact
of President Donald Trump.
10.00 The World Tonight.
With Ritula Shah. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: First Person. By
Richard Flanagan. 11.00 Fred
At The Stand. With Dave Johns,
Ashley Storrie, Jen Brister and
Boothby Graffoe. 11.30 Today
In Parliament. Presented by
Susan Hulme. 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Book Of
The Week: Life In The Garden
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58
Tweet Of The Day
1.30 The Oldest Bible 2.00
Regeneration 2.15 Cosmic
Quest 2.30 A Kind Of Loving
2.45 The Horologicon 3.00
Home Front Omnibus 4.00 It’s
Not What You Know 4.30 The
Adventures Of John And Tony
5.00 1834 5.30 Ed Reardon’s
Week 6.00 Earthsearch I 6.30
That Reminds Me 7.00 Listen
To Les 7.30 The Men From The
Ministry 8.00 The Blackburn
Files 8.30 The Oldest Bible
9.00 Infinite Possibilities
And Unlikely Probabilities
9.15 Tommies 10.00 Comedy
Club: Ed Reardon’s Week
10.30 Comedy Club: In And
Out Of The Kitchen 11.00
Comedy Club: Revolting
People 11.30 Comedy Club:
Vent 12mdn’t Earthsearch I
12.30 That Reminds Me 1.00
The Blackburn Files 1.30 The
Oldest Bible 2.00 Regeneration
2.15 Cosmic Quest 2.30 A Kind
Of Loving 2.45 The Horologicon
3.00 Home Front Omnibus
4.00 It’s Not What You Know
4.30 The Adventures Of John
And Tony 5.00 1834 5.30 Ed
Reardon’s Week
BBC Radio 4 LW
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t
6 Music Recommends With
Tom Ravenscroft 1.00 The
First Time With Goldfrapp 2.00
The Casbah 2.30 6 Music Live
Hour 3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox
5.00 Chris Hawkins
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am The Blackburn Files 6.30
The Oldest Bible 7.00 1834 7.30
Ed Reardon’s Week 8.00 Listen
To Les 8.30 The Men From
The Ministry 9.00 The Now
Show 9.30 The Adventures Of
John And Tony 10.00 Home
Front Omnibus 11.00 Infinite
Possibilities And Unlikely
Probabilities 11.15 Tommies
12noon Listen To Les 12.30
The Men From The Ministry
1.00 The Blackburn Files
Pick
ofthe
day
Listen To
The Band
11.30pm,
BBC Radio 2
Frank Renton
(above) presents
highlights from
Grimethorpe
Colliery Band’s
Centenary concert,
held at Elsecar
Heritage Centre in
South Yorkshire.
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport
10.30 Phil Williams 1am Up All
Night 5.00 Morning Reports
5.15 Wake Up To Money
BBC 6 Music
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm Bill
Turnbull 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Jane Jones celebrates
classical musicians set to take
the industry by storm. 10.00
Smooth Classics 1am Sam
Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
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Dividing Catalonia from Spain would mean
cutting through diverse communities with many
different languages, cultures and traditions, as
Raphael Minder discovered in Aragon
T
omàs Molina has been
the weatherman on
Catalan public tele­
vision since shortly
after the network was
launched in 1983. Before that, no
TV channel had been devoted
entirely to Catalan­language
programmes. Now TV3, based in
Barcelona, can be seen across the
region and beyond.
Molina – a local celebrity whose
over­polished style of delivery
is impersonated on a satirical
programme – uses a weather
map that cannot be found in a
conventional atlas. It shows the so­
called Països Catalans, or Catalan
Countries, an area that stretches
beyond the modern borders of
Catalonia to include other
regions where Catalan
is spoken.
Some see it as
controversial, criticising
it as a manifestation of
Catalan expansionism.
Ye t Mo l i n a h a s
asserted that
the map was
selected for
practical rather
than political
considerations.
“I show the
weather for
our audience
– this is about
proximity,” he
told me. The rest of Spain isn’t
completely ignored, he added,
since “Spain appears in the map
of Europe” that also features in
his weather presentation.
It is almost impossible to
avoid politics when referring to
the Catalan Countries, however.
There are Catalan speakers in
seven different places, who share
other aspects of Catalan culture,
but mostly distance themselves
f r o m C at a l o n i a’s p o l i t i c s ,
especially when it comes to the
question of secession.
First there is Valencia, just
south of the region’s border, where
there have been court battles over
whether TV3 can be broadcast or
not. There are Catalan speakers
in the Franja d’Aragó (the Strip
of Aragón) to the west. In
the principality of Andorra,
wedged in the mountains
between France and Spain,
Catalan is the official language.
On the French side of the
Pyrenees mountains,
Catalan is the second
language. And out on
the Mediterranean,
variants on Catalan
are spoken in the
Balearic Islands
– as well as in the
city of Alghero, on
the Italian island
of Sardinia.
Catalan­speaking
regions have a total population
of 13.5 million, almost double the
number of people who reside in
Catalonia itself, and around 9.1
million people speak the language.
To add to the complexity, not
everybody agrees on what kind
of Catalan is spoken where. In
Valencia, for instance, residents
call their language “Valenciano”,
which some have sought to label
as linguistically separate.
As in so many other parts of
the world, the modern borders
of Catalonia do not mark the
precise limits of a cultural identity
that inevitably became more
widespread through migration.
In the Catalan Countries,
travelling a few miles in any
direction can make a world of
difference. Take the Strip of
Aragón – a thinly populated and
remote area mostly ignored
by tourists, despite its well­
preserved medieval villages and
unusual rock formations, which
inspired Pablo Picasso to start
painting Cubist landscapes.
The villages have modernised
since Picasso’s visits, but the area
does sometimes feel almost frozen
in time, with ageing residents
whose rugged faces bear the
evidence of a tough life spent
working the land.
In August, almost every village
is decked out in the colours of
Spain and Aragón, to celebrate
the fiestas grandes, the week­long
summer festivities. These are a
sight to behold.
The evening normally starts
with a performance of the jota, a
Spanish folk dance, but then ends
as a modern village party. At this
point the clicking of castanets and
playing of flutes is replaced by the
beat of Latino and disco music
blaring from loudspeakers.
Above all, the fiestas mark the
return of people who were born
in this stretch of Aragón but
then migrated to Barcelona and
other cities. It has become a time
of unofficial pilgrimage across
the Iberian peninsula, in which
families reunite in their village of
origin for the fiestas.
In the village of Maella, I met
a group of pensioners sitting
at the terrace of a café. Most of
them left Maella to find work
around Barcelona, where they
settled easily. Some would say
this is because they already
spoke Catalan; however, the
pensioners begged to differ. Their
language, they said, is “Maellano”,
which is linked to Catalan but is
subtly different.
“The fact that we speak a
language derived from Catalan
doesn’t mean that we ever want
to be dominated politically by
Catalonia,” said Miguel Ángel
Catalán Barceló, a 69­year­old
pensioner with a soft voice but
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forceful ideas. With a cheeky grin,
he suggested that, if anything,
other Catalan speakers should
recognise “Maellano” as “the
mother of the Catalan language”.
Such is the desire of each village
to underline its own identity that
each claims to speak a language
slightly different from that in
the other villages. Opening his
mouth far wider, Catalán Barceló
If Catalonia
became independent,
people would put up
a barrier on the road
said he could tell somebody
from the neighbouring village
of Fabara, because Fabara’s
inhabitants elongate vowels to
make their village sound like
“Faabaaaaraaaa.” I didn’t visit
Fabara to check whether he
was exaggerating.
Despite his assertions, Catalán
Barceló is the embodiment of conflicted identity within the area.
Even as he declares the right to independence from Catalan politics
and traditions, his own names reveal family origins that tie him to
the very heart of Catalan culture
and Barcelona. Indeed, he retired
to Barcelona after working for a
savings bank there. He left Maella
Alghero
as a 16-year-old, “because I had
clearly reached the age to start
working and I had no interest in
agriculture, which was the only
thing around here,” he said.
Catalonia was reshaped by
people like him. Barcelona
became a modern European city
largely because it led Spain’s
industrial revolution, and this
prompted a surge of migrants
from the countryside.
Maella’s fortunes, on the other
hand, declined following the
battle of the Ebro in 1938. It was
the last – ultimately unsuccessful
– attempt by Republican forces
to turn around the Spanish Civil
War. Once the battle ended after
115 days of fighting, many farmers
could not replant their devastated
fields and instead became scrap
metal pickers, searching for
equipment abandoned by soldiers.
Yet in Maella, the oldest
inhabitants do not allow such
dark memories to overshadow the
fiestas. Their reunions remain an
opportunity to reaffirm a specific
cultural identity, mostly opposed
to Catalan secessionism. “If
Catalonia became independent,
the first thing that people would
do in Maella is put up a barrier on
the road,” Catalán Barceló told me.
For the second round of drinks,
Catalán Barceló was joined at
the table by an old friend, Miquel
Vaquer, whose family is from
Batea. The village is only a few
miles away, but significantly lies
on the other side of the regional
border, in Catalonia.
Vaquer was happy to visit
Maella, which he also remembered
fondly from his youth. “The dances
in Maella always had very nice
girls,” he said, with a twinkle in his
eye. Yet even if his moves on the
dance floor were once persuasive,
Vaquer’s separatist views were no
longer going to win him admirers
in Maella. Once the discussion
around the table moved to politics,
Vaquer was the only one to defend
Catalonia’s independence.
“Don’t try to mend what
doesn’t need fixing,” said Miguel
Lacueva, who also left Maella
as a youngster to find work in
Catalonia. “Catalonia has always
been a part of Spain and has
actually prospered within Spain,
so why not continue that way?”
Like Catalán Barceló, Lacueva
has a complicated relationship
with Aragón. He remembered
travelling from Maella to take
school exams in Zaragoza, the
regional capital of Aragón, and
getting mocked there for his
Catalan accent.
“We were always just treated
as the Polacos,” he said, using
a demeaning term to describe
Catalans. “We all feel that we’ve
always been in a situation of
abandonment, the inhabitants of
the last villages, left to God’s will
and in an antediluvian situation.”
The divisions between the two
regions became more marked in
2013. As secessionism gathered
strength in Catalonia, the regional
authorities of Aragón adopted a
controversial law to underline the
linguistic differences between the
1.2 million inhabitants of Aragón
and the 7.5 million people living
in Catalonia.
The resulting new names were
acronyms that sounded as if they
had been inspired by science
fiction. The 60,000 Catalan
speakers in Aragón were labelled
as speaking Lapao, an acronym
that roughly translated as the
“Aragonese language specific to
the Oriental area”. Aragonese, the
indigenous language of the region,
was relabelled Lapapyp.
Despite the determined
opposition of left-wing parties,
the law was pushed through by the
nationalist party of Aragón and
the conservative Popular Party
– though it was removed after a
change of government in Aragón
in 2015.
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excerpt from
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Catalonia: Rebel
Politics in Spain’
by Raphael Minder
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The
secret
life
of
owls
Strong, silent
and instantly
recognisable, the
birds of prey
are perfectly
tuned hunting
machines. And
the long winter
nights are the
time to watch for
them, saysJohn
Lewis-Stempel
T
he dictionary definition
of an owl is “a nocturnal
bird of prey”. Not absolutely all owls, however,
are night birds; up on
the black Welsh hills beyond our
house, the short-eared owls regularly quarter (range up and down)
the stunted, wind-whipped grass
in broad daylight. Then there is
the matter of size: the elf owl is
Lilliputian and barely dents the
scales at 47g, while Blakiston’s fish
owl is Brobdingnagian and nearly
breaks them at 4,500g. There are
white owls and brown owls. Owls
that live on fish, owls that eat insects. Across the world there are
currently around 225 different
species of owl.
Owls are instantly recognisable. They have a big, domed head,
a flat face, large forward-facing
eyes and a hooked beak for tearing flesh.
They have understated plumage, invariably brownish, and
evolved (or designed) to allow
each species to blend into its chosen habitat. While the majority of
owls are tenants of the wood and
the forest, they can also be found
on terrains as opposite as Arctic
tundra and African desert.
Curiously, the predacious owl
chiefly requires camouflage to
roost in peace. Owls are feared by
other birds, and if spotted in daytime are attacked by even the tiniest passing passerine.
When “mobbing”, antagonistic birds will dive-bomb the owl,
claws extended, descending to
within an inch of the owl’s face.
Such is the compulsion for other
birds to mob owls they will attack
stuffed specimens, even wooden
facsimiles. The owly silhouette is
as distinctive to a bird as it is to us.
Over millennia, humans have
taken advantage of the mobbed
owl to fill the stew pot. A Greek
amphora from the sixth century
BC shows an owl tethered to a
post; a flock of birds has landed
on an adjacent tree, the branches
of which have been smeared with
adhesive “birdlime” to trap them.
Two centuries later, in about
350BC, Aristotle recorded the
use of the owl as bait: “In the
daytime all the other little birds
flutter round the owl – a practice which is popularly termed
‘admiring him’ – buffet him, and
pluck out his feathers; in consequence of this habit, bird-catchers use the owl as a decoy for
catching little birds of all kinds.”
An identical technique is depicted in the De Lisle Psalter
of Englandcirca 1310, where
birds landing on a branch
to mob a tethered owl get
trapped by birdlime.
The cockney rhyming slang “doing
bird”, meaning
time spent in
prison, comes
from “birdlime” via
“doing time”.
Can owls
see in the
d a r k ?
N e a r l y.
When it
is rat-black, the iris of an owl’s eye
opens almost completely to allow
in all the light there is. Also, the
retina is crammed with rods, the
receptors concerned with seeing in poor light conditions. As a
result, a long-eared owl can see a
mouse in a light level equivalent to
one candle in a football stadium.
With this light-sensitive optical
equipment Old Brown, as Beatrix Potter called the tawny owl in
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, can fly
around his familiar wood at night,
although not under leaf canopy
when it is wholly overcast. Fortunately, for tawnies and other night
owls, there is always the subfusc
of dawn and dusk.
Owls have the best “stereoscopic” vision of all the birds. An owl’s
eyes almost fill its skull, taking
up to 70 per cent of the available
space. A tawny has a skull the size
of a golf ball, but eyes the size
of a human child’s. By
having its eyes pointing forward, the owl
is killer-efficient in
determining distance
and movement. But
there is a drawback to
the owl’s super-sized
eyes: they are immovable in the skull. An
owl cannot roll its eyes,
for example. When owls
need to judge the position of
an object they bob, or swivel,
their heads about.
There are times and seasons to
watch for owls. That
half-light at
the begin-
ning and the end of the day offers
the best opportunity for watching,
as opposed to merely hearing, the
nocturnal owls, particularly in bitter winter weather when birds invariably extend their hunting time
beyond darkness.
Early winter is the prime time
to hear tawnies, when they are
staking their claim to territory.
Follow the sound trail through
the frosted air, perhaps for a mile
or more. The length of the winter
night means that the owl will call
on and off for over 12 hours, and
well past dawn.
Despite their deadly keen eyesight, owls can bungle the identification of stationary objects.
When I was a teenager, I was
standing watching a barn owl
quarter the harvest field on a late
and breathless July evening. The
bird flew so low that its trailing
legs skimmed the ears of wheat.
It progressed as methodically
up and down the field as Mike
Hughes, the p loughman, had
four months beffore. Then the owl
veered to rest on the convenient
post, which wass me. Only when I
shrieked did thee owl swerve away,
her witchy claw
ws catching my hair
as she did so. Wee were both equally
surprised by thee close encounter.
When the eyees are not enough,
such as on a moonless autumn
with the leaves still clinging to
the trees, owll s locate
their prey by
listening for
movement. In
owls, the ears are set asymmetrikulls, with one ear
cally in their sk
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Parthenon after it fell from its
nest. She named the bird, a little owl, Athena and kept her as a
companion. Athena would perch
on her mistress’s finger for feeds,
as well as bow and curtsy on a
table, and lived in Nightingale’s
pocket. When the beloved Athena
died in 1855 Nightingale delayed
her departure for nursing
duties in the Crimea so she
could arrange for the bird
to be expertly embalmed.
It is currently an exhibit at
the Florence Nightingale
Museum, London.
Pablo Picasso also
kept a pet little owl,
which lived with him in
his studio in Paris. According to Françoise
Gilot, Picasso’s muse
and lover, the owl
“smelled awful and
ate nothing but mice.
Since Pablo’s atelier
was overrun with
them, I set several
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traps. Whenever I caught one, I
brought it to the owl. As long as I
was in the kitchen, he ignored the
mouse and me. He saw perfectly
well in the daytime, of course, in
spite of the popular legend about
owls, but he apparently preferred
to remain aloof. As soon as I left
the kitchen, even if only for a
minute, the mouse disappeared.”
Picasso thought of himself as an
owl, because of his staring eyes.
An owl motif featured in many
of his ceramics and paintings, famously, Owl on a Chair and
Sea Urchins from 1946, and
Cage with Owl, 1947.
Creatures of the night,
owls communicate primarily by sound. Apart,
perhaps, from the bassoon “hoos” of the
tawny, owls could never
be declared musical.
Still, as the Danish proverb has it: “If there are no
nightingales, one must
settle for owls.”
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as much as 15 degrees further
up the skull than the other, and
sometimes of larger size. This
means that each ear receives
sound at a slightly different volume and angle, which allows the
owl to pinpoint where the sound
comes from.
Some nocturnal owls can kill by
hearing alone. In total darkness.
In blackout. Night is no friend to
prey animals when an owl is about.
The owl on the hunt, having located its prey, continues to listen
throughout the approach, which
is done on silent wings, partly to
avert the alerting of prey, partly
because loud wings would interfere with the bird’s own hearing.
The victim only becomes aware
of the owl’s presence as the talons
close in deadly grip. Owls are the
avian stealth predators.
They have special feathers to
The owl swerved
away, her witchy
claws catching my
hair as she did so
facilitate silent flight. Comb-like
serrations on the leading edge
of the wings and a velvety fringe
on the trailing edge “dampen”
noise. Then there is the overall
softness of the plumage; an owl
in the hand is curiously fluffy.
The multitude of downy feathers make the owl look a lot larger
than it really is; a long-eared owl
has a 95cm wingspan but weighs
the same as an orange.
The feathers grow down to the
razor-slash claws, to protect the
legs from bite-back prey (barn
owls have been known to attack stoats, a foot-length of pure
Avian predators:
(far left) the
barn owl; (left))
a drawing off
Tengmalm’s owl
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violence if ever there was one).
Feathered legs also minimise
heat loss, crucial to those waiton-the-bough owl species, like
tawnies, which lurk immobile for
long periods waiting for prey to
happen along.
The talons, on which two claws
point forwards and two back, are
the owl’s primary weapons. They
capture and kill the bird’s prey.
Prey is taken by the bird swooping
from a perch, or from low quartering flight, between 0.5 and 2m
above the ground. The momentum of the pounce or swoop adds
to the weight of the owl and enables it to kill animals twice its size.
In all instances the prey is struck
with the feet pushed out in front of
the bird, the talons fully open, to
make a spring trap of claws. As the
owl’s talons slice in, then close, the
prey dies from shock or the puncturing of a vital organ.
The evolution of the owl reaches
its apogee in this moment: a perfect connect between targeting
ear/eye and the striking talon. If
the prey is still somehow alive,
a swift sharp nip from the owl’s
hooked bill will finish it off. Owls
are purist killers. Some avian
predators, such as the peregrine,
taunt their victims. In the battle of
survival, the owl eschews posing
for economy and efficiency. They
kill. Fly on. Kill. Fly on.
This is not to say that owls are
without gentleness, though this is
expressed to their kin, and those
humans who adopt the birds. Owls
make good pets. Florence Nightingale rescued an owlet from the
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the fact that it was quickly absorbed,
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This is the first skincare oil
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particularly beneficial at night. After
a couple of weeks, she reported
that her wrinkles were looking
softer and her skin felt as if it had
more elasticity.
£143, johnlewis.com
{6} ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN
MARINE OIL, 15ML
The closest encounter our
sensitive-skinned tester had
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with a very bland almond oil – but
she found this to be different
thing altogether, with a lovely
fragrance, reminiscent of spas and
aromatherapy massages.
£65, feelunique.com
{7} SUNDAY RILEY LUNA SLEEPING
NIGHT OIL, 15ML
While our tester did not particularly
love the smell, she found, having
used it diligently every night for
several weeks, that it was really
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her complexion.
£45, cultbeauty.co.uk
{8} AURELIA CELL REPAIR
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The clean, floral scent of this
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{9} 111SKIN CELESTIAL BLACK
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Our tester was initially anxious
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{10} COWSHED CRANBERRY SEED
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THE INDEPENDENT
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BOOKS
The Evenings
BY GERARD REVE
Amsterdam,
1946. Frits is
23. He works
in an office.
He’s bored,
anxious and
mean. The most
horrendous war
in history has just ended
and Holland is occupied by
the Nazis, but Frits revels
in the mundanities of his
life. He is nasty and rude to
people. He’s a Meursaultin-waiting, a blank Holden
Caulfield. Very good.
DVD/BLU-RAY
Spider-Man:
Homecoming
CERTIFICATE 12, 133 MINS
Jon Watts’ slick
reboot of the
Marvel Comics
superhero
spins an
impressive
web of ritesof-passage
drama, buddy
comedy and bombastic
spectacle. Tom Holland is
the goofy, youthful hero.
‘There won’t be
a Shaun sequel’
T
Nick Frost’s latest
show is a comedy
about cancer. He tells
Jessica Barrett about
losing his father to the
disease, and why he
refuses to look back
hings could have
turned out very
differently for Nick
Frost. Back in 1999,
with no acting
experience bar a
couple of corporate training
videos, Frost was trying to blag
his way on to Spaced – the cult
comedy written by his housemate
and best friend Simon Pegg with
Jessica Hynes.
“I’d never acted before Spaced, so
we had to tell a massive lie to Kevin
Lygo, Channel 4’s commissioning
editor, that I’d acted before,”
Frost remembers. “Fortunately,
there was another Nick Frost
on Spotlight [the database of
professional actors] who had acted
before, and so they showed Kevin
his picture and he went, ‘Yeah, OK,
cool’ and I got the job.”
Frost adds: “It worked out
well for me but not for the other
Nick Frost, who has now stopped
acting. Our paths have crossed a
few times. I heard that he had gone
into a casting and the director
said: ‘Oh, I wanted the other one.’”
We’re discussing lies for a
reason. Frost is in Sick Note, a new
Sky 1 comedy about Daniel Glass,
a twenty-something loser played
by Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley
of the Harry Potter films) who is
wrongly diagnosed with cancer
by Frost’s character, Dr Glennis.
When Glass’s girlfriend decides
not to dump him, his boss at the
private health insurance firm
where he works (played by Don
Johnson) lets him keep his job and
everyone rallies around him. Life
starts looking up so much that
when Danny finds out he does not,
in fact, have cancer, he keeps the
news to himself.
Cancer may not seem like the
ideal subject for a sitcom. Frost
says when director and writer
James Serafinowicz, an old friend
of his, first touted the idea, he had
mild reservations. “I didn’t go into
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Tarrant being a berk
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Nick Frost; and (above) with ‘Sick Note’ co-stars Rupert Grint and Lindsay Lohan RAY BURMISTON
it lightly. My dad died of cancer a
few years ago. After going through
something like that, it allows you
to think, ‘Is this all right? Can I do
this? Who is this going to upset?’”
he says.
“The fact of the matter is, if
you’ve lost someone to cancer, just
the word ‘cancer’ is going to upset
you. I think watching someone get
diagnosed with what turns out to
be fake cancer is kind of upsetting
but I also don’t think comedy just
has to be pies in the face. Great
comedy should provoke a thought
or emotion and hopefully there
will be a laugh after it.”
Maybe it will turn out to be
the first of many? “Yeah, I think
comedically we’re going to be the
vanguard of a wave of new cancer
comedies,” he says, laughing.
“Everyone’s afraid and terrified
of cancer these days in terms of
‘We’re all gonna get it’. But part
of me is kind of soothed by that, in
that we all know how we’re going
to die.”
Frost had a week to say
goodbye to his father, John, an
office furniture designer. “It was
the worst week of my life but it
was also the funniest week and
the most tender. And the most
open. We had a great time. I mean,
obviously, it resulted in someone
dying at the end of it – but I’ll
never forget that week.”
Frost wrote about his
father’s death and other deeply
painful parts of his life in his
autobiography, Truths, Half Truths
& Little White Lies. When he was
16, his parents’ business went
bankrupt. The family had to sell
their home in Dagenham, Essex,
and were placed by the council in a
house near South Woodford which
Frost describes as having human
faeces smeared on the walls.
This was a deeply unhappy
time for Frost: his old friends
disowned him and the local kids
were unwelcoming. “I don’t know
anyone from any school I ever went
to,” he admits. “I found my lot when
I was 25, 26. That’s my squad and
I’m fine with that, I’m happy.”
One of those people is Spaced
director Edgar Wright, whom
he says he speaks to every week
(even if it’s just a text which reads,
‘eggymisspapafloss’ – “That
nonsense says more than real
words ever could”). The other
is Pegg, his best friend whom he
met by chance when he worked
at a north London curry house
alongside Pegg’s girlfriend.
Frost and Pegg got on so well
they ended up living together,
sharing a single bed for nine
months because they had no
money. Together they’ve made a
lucrative career out of their close
friendship, mirrored onscreen
in their roles as Tim and Mike in
Spaced and then in what’s known
If we ever do a
sequel it will be
because Simon Pegg
has a massive tax bill
as their Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun
of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s
End, as well as in the Hollywood
film Paul.
It’s not the kind of stereotype
Frost wants to act out any more,
though. In Sick Note, Grint plays
the next generation version of
the fag-smoking, computer gameplaying kind of man-child slacker
that Frost and Pegg made their
own. “I’m 45 – imagine the same
character as a 45-year-old. It
becomes creepy.”
This is one of the reasons why
Frost says a sequel to Shaun of
the Dead isn’t going to happen –
despite recent stories claiming
Pegg has written a treatment for
it. “It will never happen, no way,”
Frost says. “It’s not Hot Fuzz, Hot
Fuzz 2… where would it end? If we
ever do a sequel it’s because Edgar
or Simon have got a massive tax
bill.” The same goes for Spaced,
which Frost says he’s asked about
on a near daily basis. “I was 29
when we made Spaced – it’s now
20-odd years later. Mike wasn’t
meant to be an older man – he was
vibrant in his late twenties. What’s
it going to add if we see him now?”
That doesn’t mean that he
and Pegg don’t have more in the
pipeline, though. They set up a
production company together
this year, called Stolen Picture,
and have a new comedy horror
film, Slaughterhouse Rulez, out
next year. Frost is quick to
point out that although they’re
producing it and they’re both in
it, it’s not a classic Frost-and-Pegg
film. “There is one in the works,
though,” he adds.
Frost is happy to return to TV
dramas. He is currently shooting
a second series of US drama
Badlands in Dublin, dividing his
time between Ireland and London
where his son, Mac, lives with his
ex-wife. Another series of Sick
Note was commissioned by Sky
and shot earlier this year – before
the transmission date for the first
was even announced.
It will star the American
actress Lindsay Lohan, playing
Don Johnson’s wife, Katerina
West, in her first major role for
more than three years. Despite
her reputation for being difficult
to work with, Frost says she was
very professional.
“She was great,” he says. “My
biggest fear is not someone who’s
mean, it’s someone who turns up
three hours late and doesn’t know
their shit. So to see Lindsay arrive
on time and know all her lines
and be open to improvisation, I
literally breathed a sigh of relief.”
He adds: “I’ve worked with
much worse people than Lindsay.
Simon Pegg being one of them.”
‘Sick Note’ is on Sky 1 at
10pm tonight
oroccan trains are some
of the best in the world.
That is the conclusion
Chris Tarrant comes
to, and he should know – he has
travelled on quite a few. Now in its
fourth series, Extreme Railway
Journeys saw the presenter
embark on a journey across the
entire length of Morocco’s state
railway system during the month
of Ramadan. Instead of rusty,
cramped carriages, he discovered a
fleet of modern French trains that
run bang on time. Southeastern
bosses, take note.
His train voyage is compelling,
but to enjoy Tarrant’s travels
through old-meets-new Morocco
in full, you have to look beyond
his tendency to be a berk. He
complains of the sweltering
40-degree heat while wearing a
black jacket and dark, full-length
trousers. After asking train driver
Abdel twice to repeat his name,
he struggles to understand it and
instead says: “Mine’s Chris – much
easier to pronounce.” Of Taza,
one of Morocco’s oldest and least
visited towns, Tarrant declares:
“So good, they named it after me.”
But ignore Tarrant crowing
about his ability to speak
French “tres bon”, and this is an
enlightening expedition through
one of North Africa’s most
fascinating countries.
En route from Casablanca
(where Tarrant dresses up as
Humphrey Bogart, of course), he
In Kenitra, Tarrant
discovers a scheme
to build Africa’s first
high-speed railway
travels on a double-decker train
along the coast to Kenitra. In
this unheard-of city in northern
Morocco, Tarrant discovers the
beginnings of a $2bn (£1.5bn)
construction scheme to build the
first high-speed railway in Africa,
where French TGVs will travel
at 200mph.
The train through the Sahara
desert is Tarrant’s most “extreme”
journey, where the perils of sand
on the line cause the train to stop
while men shovel it away as fast
as possible.
The rail line has its own
unusual history, built under
Vichy France by wartime forced
labourers. A third of the labourers
were Jews, who were tortured
and forced to build the line in
inhumane conditions.
Chris Tarrant travelled through the
Sahara in Morocco’s desert train
The French had hoped to
extend the line further down
to Timbuktu in Mali, but only
reached as far south as bordering
Algeria. Tarrant’s final thoughts on
finishing his quite extraordinary
Ramadan journey? “The sun has
set, which means now I can have
a refreshing ale.” Give me Michael
Portillo any day.
In the week that marks 100 years
since the Bolshevik Revolution,
BBC4’s Revolution: New Art
for a New World looked back on
the avant-garde art created in
Russia at the time. Told through
archival footage and interviews
with curators and grandchildren
of Russian artists, this was an
insightful documentary told in
a rather traditional and – dare
I say – boring way. It lacked an
engaging academic to present
the information, making it a
lot less accessible to those who
don’t know their Chagalls from
their Kandinskys.
For those art history aficionados
who managed to sit through the
whole hour and 20 minutes, it
was the less well-known artists
of the era who had some of the
most interesting stories, including
the avant-garde painter Filonov,
popular with Bolshevik workers,
and social realist Pyotr Kotov, who
was commissioned to paint Stalin.
However, when told he could only
paint him from a photograph, he
shunned the invitation – much to
his family’s alarm, as they feared
he would be assassinated for
refusing. He did eventually accept
the invitation in 1953, although
Stalin wasn’t around to see it – the
dictator was lying in state.
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Connie Walker and Gary
Lilburn in the award-winning
‘Trestle’ ROBERT WORKMAN
Arts
Arts
reviews
THEATRE
Trestle
SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
Stewart Pringle’s play is the
winner of this year’s Papatango
New Writing Prize. An 80-minute
two-hander, the piece is perfectly
proportioned to its material. It’s
small-scale but brimming with
quiet insight and humour as it
explores the relationship between
two characters who meet in the
autumn of their lives.
The setting is a drab hall in a
small Yorkshire village. Harry,
COMEDY
John Bishop
O2 ARENA, LONDON
HHHHH
When John Bishop is thirsty
onstage he drinks from a mug
with the slogan “World’s Greatest
Dad” on it. He is also the ultimate
everyman comedian. The laughs
flow steadily, even if there are
no moments of earth-shaking
originality.
Winging It is two hours of
observational humour skilfully
delivered. It helps if you are a
similar vintage to Bishop, who
gets considerable comedic
mileage out of hitting 50 and
seeing his body decaying. From
strolling around describing
the misfit farm animals he has
acquired to sitting on a stool to
spool out a lengthy self-mocking
story about meeting Bono, he is a
pre-eminent anecdotalist.
A theme is how today’s kids
play safe whereas his generation
lived a little. It’s ironic, because
while he champions risk-taking
in life, this is something Winging
It does not do. A “World’s Least
Groundbreaking Comedian” mug
would also fit the bill.
Touring to 9 December
(johnbishoponline.com)
BRUCE DESSAU
EVENING STANDARD
a sixtysomething widower,
is chairman of the local
“improvement” committee.
Denise, of similar vintage, runs a
Zumba fitness class in the same
room straight after his meetings.
There’s a whiff of Last of the
Summer Wine and Last Tango in
Halifax about the proceedings but
the piece has a strong theatricality
because of the structure. In a
succession of short scenes, we
see the couple meeting in the few
minutes of the changeover each
week. The play gets its name from
the unwieldy trestle table that they
have to pack away umpteen times –
an activity, performed with varying
degrees of harmony, that comes to
stand for the fluctuations in how
they are feeling about each other.
The course of a chequered,
late-flowering friendship is traced
through what is, effectively, a
string of intervals. Things get off
to an awkward start, with Harry
mistaking Denise for the cleaner.
Connie Walker’s leggings-clad
Denise has a lovely outgoing
quality that’s infectious and
her character a shrewder
understanding of the loneliness
and other emotional privations
that growing older can entail.
Gary Lilburn’s excellent Harry
is a bit pompous and stiff in his
civic dutifulness but lovable
and flustered to find himself
thawing out to emotions that his
timetabled (but still rather bare)
weekly routine has been designed
to deny.
The pair find plausible
reasons for lingering over the
few minutes they spend alone,
sharing sandwiches (“That’s
demented. They’re both spreads”
declares Harry, miffed to be
test-chewing Denise’s “pickle and
pesto” number), chatting about
her book group and his deceased
wife’s garden.
Trestle has real gift for building
character – and for intimating
a sense of the forlorn – through
an accumulation of tiny, often
tragicomic details.
Cathal Cleary directs with
a terrific rhythmic feel for the
expert variations of emphasis in
the scenes and to their different
angles of incidence.
I don’t see how Lilburn and
Walker could capture the
bittersweet chemistry better. It’s
not every prize-winning play that
comes across as an unassuming
labour of love.
To 25 November (020 7407 0234)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
POP
Perfume Genius
Perfume Genius,
aka Mike Hadreas,
combined sonic
innovation and
haunting vocals
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
Perfume Genius, aka Seattlebased musician Mike Hadreas,
opened this Roundhouse gig
with the delicate piano sounds of
“Otherside”, the first song from his
latest album, No Shape.
It was an opening that silenced
a rapt audience. Hadreas’s
stunning vocals hovered gently
over the leading notes before the
song erupted into a dream-like
odyssey of futuristic effects.
As the lighting strips on stage
turned the venue various shades
of neon, it felt like entering an
alternate universe.
The theme continued on
“Longpig” and “Fool” from
Hadreas’s third album, Too Bright.
Recalling the unearthly works
of Stranger Things composers
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein,
the inventive songs filled the
cavernous venue. Its acoustics
suited the choral-like tones of
Hadreas’s voice especially well.
He talked minimally and
nervously, and long silences broke
up songs throughout — a far cry
from his occasional stage-struts.
Hadreas’s early work was
well-represented, such as the
excellent “My Body” and “Grid”,
EMMA MCINTYRE/
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VISUAL ARTS
Paula Rego: The Boy
Who Loved the Sea
and Other Stories
JERWOOD GALLERY, HASTINGS
At the heart of this show, the
first major exhibition of new
work by Paula Rego in a UK
public art gallery for a decade,
is a set of paintings, drawings
and sculptures inspired by a
2005 story by Hélia Correia,
“The Boy Who Loved the Sea”.
(01424 728377) to 7 Jan
Rebecca Warren
TATE ST IVES
The sculptor’s first major UK solo
exhibition in eight years, drawing
connections between her practice
and the geographical context
and artistic legacy of St Ives with
roughly worked sculptures and
neon vitrines. (tate.org.uk) to 7 Jan
FILM
Murder on the
Orient Express
12A, KENNETH BRANAGH, 113 MINS
Kenneth Branagh’s enjoyable
all-star adaptation follows the
formula of the traditional Agatha
Christie whodunit, offering the
old-fashioned pleasures you
expect from a biggish budget
period crime drama but also
going further by revealing the
heartache and despair that both
the detective and his suspects
feel. And Branagh’s performance
as Poirot is more soulful and
melancholy than you might
expect. Nationwide release
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
15, YORGOS LANTHIMOS, 121 MINS
Yorgos Lanthimos follows up The
Lobster with a surrealistic revenge
tragedy that is all the more chilling
because of its absurdist and
macabre humour. Colin Farrell
gives a finely judged performance
as a softly spoken family man in
affluent, middle-class America
whose world is crumbling, while
Nicole Kidman stars as his wife.
Nationwide release.
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 male
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
Grace Jones:
Bloodlight and Bami
15, SOPHIE FIENNES, 115 MINS
where drone-like layers built
towards terrifying climaxes.
Hadreas’s high-pitched screaming
on the latter created a particularly
disorientating effect.
These were juxtaposed with
devastating piano solos, such as
“No Good”, which echoed Yann
Tiersen’s “Eusa” and William
Basinski. A long encore saw
Hadreas play guitar and piano
before the set culminated in
fearless gay anthem “Queen”.
Combining sonic innovation,
fragile vocals and moving
confessional lyrics, Hadreas
proved himself to be one of our
most exciting young performers.
ELIZABETH AUBREY
EVENING STANDARD
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. Limited release
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TALKS & POETRY
Gordon Brown
VARIOUS VENUES
The former Prime Minister talks
about his memoir of New Labour
and his early career, My Life, Our
Times. Bute Hall, University of
Glasgow (0141 332 9105) tonight
6pm; LSE, London WC2 (020 7955
6043) Wed 1pm; Oxford Town Hall
(01865 792792) Wed 7pm
COMEDY
Ian Smith
MUSEUM OF COMEDY, LONDON WC1
Ian Smith picked up cracking
notices on the Fringe this year
for Snowflake: not, it turns out,
a diatribe about supposedly
delicate millennials, but a daft,
charming hour about a hapless
trip to Norway – and other
misadventures besides.
(020 7534 1744) tonight
Ed Byrne
VARIOUS VENUES
In Spoiler Alert, Ed Byrne finds
fertile observational ground in
the cosseted lives of his two young
sons. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham
St Annes (01253 794221) tonight;
Beggars Theatre, Millom (01229
775677) Wed; Brewery, Kendal
(01539 725133) Thur and Fri
POP
Father John Misty
VARIOUS VENUES
The former Fleet Fox delivers
more tart twists on singersongwriter 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. Eventim
Apollo, London W6 (eventim.co.uk)
tonight and Wed; Dome, Brighton
(brightondome.org) Thur
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The Ferryman
Two albums, one future-jazz
hip-hop vision. Back with Born
on a Gangster Star and Quazarz
vs the Jealous Machines, Seattle
duo Tendai Maraire and Ishmael
Butler channel the influence of
George Clinton into their own
strain of woozily conceptual
cosmic outreach. Deaf Institute,
Manchester (seetickets.com) tonight;
Art School, Glasgow (seetickets.com)
Wed; Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
(seetickets.com) Thur
Jez Butterworth’s new play is
a triumphant show that fully
justifies the hype. Directed by
Sam Mendes and set in Northern
Ireland in the early Eighties,
it’s a complex family portrait,
played out against the backdrop
of the Troubles, starring the
fiercely uncompromising
Paddy Considine. There are
some similarities here to
Butterworth’s last smash hit,
Jerusalem, not least a sense of
the mystique of rural life, but The
Ferryman has its own distinct
tang of humour and menace.
(theferrymanplay.com) to 19 May
VARIOUS VENUES
Spoon
VARIOUS VENUES
“We come to mesmerise,” claims
Britt Daniel on his clipped
and cult-ish Austin power-pop
minimalists’ ninth album. They
also come to worship at the altar
of the alterna-disco groove on
Hot Thoughts: basically, the taut,
tensile art-rock issue you can
dance to. Arts Club, Liverpool
(gigsandtours.com) tonight; Junction,
Cambridge (gigsandtours.com) Thur
Ghostpoet
VARIOUS VENUES
“I’m howling at the moon,” raps
London mood-scapist Obaro
Ejimiwe on album four. After three
sets of dispatches from modern
life’s muddle, Ghostpoet brings
fresh bite to Dark Days + Canapés,
dishing up jazzy grooves, nervy
beats, state-of-the-now rhymes
and wry wit in roughly equal
doses. Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
(gigsandtours.com) tonight;
Concorde 2, Brighton (ticketweb.
co.uk) Wed; Roundhouse, London
NW1 (gigsandtours.com) Thur
GIELGUD THEATRE, LONDON W1
FOLK & ROOTS
Gretchen Peters
UNION CHAPEL, LONDON N1
As part of the London Folk
& Roots Festival, a welcome
return for one of Nashville’s
finest, Gretchen Peters, with
her top-selling recent album,
Blackbirds, with support
from British folk duo Hannah
Sanders and Ben Savage.
(020 7226 1686) tonight
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First
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Opening
this week
TALKS
Louder Than Words
PALACE HOTEL, MANCHESTER
The music-themed literary festival
features Jah Wobble and Paul
“Smiler” Anderson on opening night.
(louderthanwordsfest.com) opens Fri
DANCE
Darbar Festival
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Akram Khan curates the dance strand.
(020 7863 8000) opens Thur
COMEDY
Jordan Brookes
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Combining confessional storytelling,
clowning and the perpetual sense
that the show is about to fall apart.
(020 7478 0100) opens Thur
Girl Ray
VARIOUS VENUES
The spirits of C86 and singersongwriter classicism merge
nicely on Girl Ray’s debut
album, Earl Grey. Mixing pep
and personality with twists
of citrus-y wit, Poppy Hankin
leads the London trio in fresh,
flavoursome shows of DIY charm
and heartache-pop smarts.
Louisiana, Bristol (seetickets.com)
tonight; Green Door Store, Brighton
(seetickets.com) Wed; Scala, London
N1 (ticketweb.co.uk) Thur
OPERA
La Tragédie de Carmen
THE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO/PA
WILTON’S MUSIC HALL, LONDON E1
VISUAL ARTS
Cézanne Portraits
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON WC2
Over a working life of 45 years, the French painter made almost
1,000 paintings, of which around 160 are portraits. More than 50
of them are brought together in the UK for the first time from
collections across the world, including works that have never
been on public display here. The exhibition includes Madame
Cezanne in a Yellow Chair (above). (020 7321 6600) to 11 Feb
The Royal Opera’s Young Artists
slum it down at Wilton’s Music
Hall with a recreation of Peter
Brook’s fabled cut-down, sexed-up
version of Bizet’s opera (originally
staged in the equally dilapidated
Bouffes du Nord). (020 7304 4000)
tonight, Wed and Fri 7.30pm
THEATRE
The Tin Drum
BRISTOL OLD VIC
Writer Carl Grose cuts a selfassured operatic path through
Günter Grass’s sprawling tale
of a little boy called Oskar who,
horrified by the adult world,
refuses to grow up. Young Oskar
is brought unsettlingly to life by
puppet director Sarah Wright
and Charles Hazlewood’s sublime
electronica score performed live
on stage is the stand-out feature.
(0117 987 7877) to 18 Nov
Featuring CAPITAL VOICES
and SPECIAL GUESTS
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BONNIE TYLER · NATALIE RUSHDIE
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PIXIE LOTT
ALAN CHIROP conductor
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Business
Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson
+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
BETTING
Ladbrokes Coral fined for
problem gambling lapses
By Ravender Sembhy
Ladbrokes Coral has agreed to a
£2.3m penalty package for failings
t h at s aw two h i gh - s p e n di ng
customers gamble away about £1.3m
of stolen money.
The company was sanctioned by
the Gambling Commission after an
investigation into sub-brand Gala
Interactive found “significant flaws”
in the way it deals with punters
displaying problem gambling
behaviour. One customer lost
£837,545 over 14 months and the
other lost £432,765 over 11 months
while playing Gala’s online games.
The first gambler was jailed
for four years for stealing from
an employer and the second was
sentenced to four-and-a-half years
for acquiring, using or possessing
criminal property. The Commission
said Ladbrokes Coral failed to have in
place written policies and procedures
that could have curbed the problem
gambling behaviour.
The penalty package comprises
a £1m payment to fund research
relating to the causes of problem
gambling and £1.3m for the victims
of the two customers. In addition,
Ladbrokes Coral has volunteered
to pay a further £200,000 to fund
problem gambling research.
Sarah Harrison, chief executive
of the Gambling Commission, said:
The 30
Second
Briefing
THE PRICE
OF OIL
Why is oil hitting fresh highs?
Oil prices have reached their highest
since July 2015 after Saudi Arabia’s
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
(right) detained prominent princes,
officials and business people.
Quote of
the day
Every year,
the political
establishment try
to play down tax
avoidance and
every year our
public services
suffer more cuts
Caroline Lucas
The MP for Brighton
Pavilion and co-leader of
the Green Party, on the
Paradise Papers
What is the crown prince doing?
Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent
on oil. It is targeting Brent crude at
$60 a barrel to alleviate some of the
pressure on its slowing economy and
boost the value of Saudi Aramco, the
state energy giant.
How is that related to the arrests?
They should be seen as part of this
broader push to curb global supplies
of oil to boost the oil price. Prince
Mohammed is trying to consolidate
power in the kingdom. Bob McNally, an
energy consultant, said: “Grimly facing
another year at least of oil policy risk
and potential turbulence, it makes
sense to batten down the hatches.”
How is that going?
The oil price is rising, but the arrests
seem to have spooked investors, who
may now delay on planned projects.
If the oil price rises, won’t Saudi
Arabia’s competitors also benefit?
Indeed. Oil prices much higher than
the current price around $62.50 would
make shale projects in the US instantly
viable, increasing the amount of
competition in the market.
Shouldn’t we be moving away from oil,
anyway?
Yes, but we’re not seeing that yet. Opec
believes that oil demand will keep
growing until 2040.
The gambling industry
rakes in £13.8bn a year,
employs nearly 107,000 and
contributes £1.7bn to National
Lottery causes, according to the
Gambling Commission.
“We will take robust action where
we see operator failures that harm
consumers and the wider public. It
is the responsibility of all operators
– particularly key decision-makers
in those companies – to ensure they
are protecting customers and step
in when there is behaviour that
might indicate problem gambling.
This did not happen in this case
and the £2.3m penalty package
should serve as a warning to other
operators.”
In a case in April last year with
similar findings, the operator had
assured the Gambling Commission
that customers of concern would
be identified sooner and effectively
handled. This assurance was made at
the same time that the two customers
were gambling with Gala.
Jim Mullen, the boss of Ladbrokes
Coral, said it was clear that the firm
One customer lost £837,545 in 14
months playing Gala’s online games PA
had not “met our own standards or
those demanded by the commission”.
He said: “The sector has
an obligation to look to help
customers help themselves and
to seek to protect the vulnerable
where self-help is evidently not
going to happen. The business has
moved on since these cases occurred
and the mindset of the board and
the management is that there can
be no short cuts on delivering our
social responsibility and anti-money
laundering obligations.”
AUTOMOTIVE
Sales of
diesel cars
fall sharply
in October
By Neil Lancefield
Demand for diesel cars has dropped
sharply, down 29.9 per cent in
October and 14.9 per cent for the
year so far, amid a decline in demand
in new cars.
Just over 158,000 new cars were
registered in October, down 12.2
per cent on the same month last
year, according to a report by the
Society of Motor Manufacturers and
Traders (SMMT). The organisation
blamed a fall in consumer confidence
for the drop in demand.
More than 2.2 million new cars
have been registered so far this year,
a decrease of 4.6 per cent on the
same period in 2016.
Mike Hawes, the chief executive
of the SMMT, said: “Declining
business and consumer confidence
is undoubtedly affecting demand in
the new car market but this is being
compounded by confusion over
government policy on diesel.”
Pe t ro l m o d e l s we re u p 2 .7
per cent last month, while
alternatively fuelled vehicles rose
36.9 per cent to achieve a market
share of 5.2 per cent.
The Government recently
announced plans to ban the sale of all
conventional diesel and petrol cars
by 2040 in a bid to meet European
Union limits on harmful nitrogen
dioxide pollution.
It is also considering funding
measures to cut pollution with a tax
on new diesel vehicles.
The Committee on Climate
Change has said that 60 per cent of
new cars and vans must be electric
by 2030.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
LEISURE
Backers could pull plug
on ‘British Disneyland’
By Christian Sylt
The Kuwaiti backers of a planned
£3.2bn theme park in Kent, billed as
Britain’s answer to Disneyland, will
put the brakes on the project if it fails
to get planning permission next year.
The television and movie-themed
park is planned to be built on an 872acre site between Gravesend and
Dartford. When it was announced
in 2012 it was expected to feature
rides themed with Paramount
blockbusters, including Mission:
Impossible and Star Trek, but the
studio pulled out in June leaving the
park free to sign deals with its rivals.
Its operator, London Resort
Company Holdings, is owned by
businessman Abdullah Al-Humaidi’s
Ku w a i t i E u r o p e a n H o l d i n g
Entertainments (KEHE).
In 2008 he set up its parent, KEHC,
to invest in European assets and five
years later it acquired Ebbsfleet
United football club.
The theme park is due to
open in 2023, provided it gets
planning permission.
London Resort Company Holdings
is expected to apply in spring. Its
accounts to 31 December 2016 reveal
that “should the planning application
be unsuccessful the directors would
seek to cease trading”.
The project was designated as
“nationally significant” in May
The £3.2bn park was due to open in 2023 between Gravesend and Dartford
2014 by the Secretary of State for
Communities and Local Government,
but planning permission is not
guaranteed. The park has met some
opposition from locals, though 83
per cent of those attending public
consultation events are in favour. It is
expected to create 27,000 jobs.
As well as the theme park it
comprises a theatre, water park,
nightclubs and more than 3,500 hotel
rooms operated by Intercontinental.
Neither London Resort Company
Holdings nor KEHE had any revenue
last year but the latter had costs of
£12.1m, down from £14.4m in 2015.
It brings its total net liabilities
to £45.2m, owed to Al-Humaidi’s
Kuwaiti-based investment vehicle
KSC. EVENING STANDARD
The planned site of the
park straddles the border
of the Dartford and Gravesham
boroughs and both authorities
have pledged their support.
Troubled Carillion scoops two rail contracts
Troubled infrastructure giant
Carillion has won two contracts
with Network Rail to upgrade
infrastructure in the Midlands.
The first will see it spruce up
track and infrastructure on the
Outlook
JIM
ARMITAGE
Leaks will carry
on until we know
who owns what
H
ere we go again. Just
when you thought the
ruckus over tax havens
had blown over from the
Panama Papers, along
comes another offshore mega-leak.
The Paradise Papers show yet
again how the world’s elites use
the secretive services of Britain’s
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i TUESDAY
7 NOVEMBER 2017
AVIATION
Strikes and bad
weather fail to
stop easyJet
flying high
By Josie Cox
ENGINEERING
By Ravender Sembhy
IQ
30-39
route from London to Corby in
Northamptonshire, which will
generate £62m of revenue. A
separate deal through joint venture
Carillion Powerlines will complete
the electrification of the same route.
This contract is expected to generate
£260m of revenue over three years.
Carillion, which has about 43,000
staff worldwide, has been thrown
into crisis since a July trading update
sent shares tumbling by more than
70 per cent in one week.
Earlier this year, the firm also
revealed mammoth half-year losses
totalling £1.15bn.
crown dependencies and overseas
territories to keep their assets from
prying eyes and tax officials.
What is always striking about
these stories is how the public reacts
with fury while the City scratches its
head and wonders what all the fuss
is about.
As with Brexit, directors’ pay and
bankers’ bonuses, there is a gulf
between what seems right in Canary
Wharf, and what feels appropriate to
the average citizen.
Nothing makes that gap clearer
than the revelation that financial
advisers to the Queen considered
it fine to stick her money in the
Cayman Islands. To outsiders, their
actions seem monumentally stupid,
particularly after David Cameron’s
Panama Papers traducing. But to
the advisers themselves, tax havens
are so normal they didn’t think twice
about how it might damage her
reputation to the outside world.
Hedgies and private - equity
funds say it makes sense to offer
international backers the ability
to invest in funds based in a
centralised, neutral place such as
Cayman or the Isle of Man. Such
locations are politically stable and
don’t add a further layer of taxes
on top of those the investors pay at
home on the profits.
These arguments could be justified
if it weren’t for the secrecy they also
afford. Transparency International
Th
he cleverest tax planners
leave no trail of suspicion,
so this new-found openness
is already watered down
(TI) points out that, even after
new rules forcing havens to share
information with tax officials,
investigators are barred from socalled “fishing expeditions”. The
taxman has to prove a clear reason
for investigating.
But the cleverest tax planners
Budget airline easyJet recorded a
9.9 per cent increase in passenger
numbers last month, despite
French strikes leading to a slew
of cancellations.
The London-listed company, which
recently announced it was paying
around £35m for bankrupt Air
Berlin’s slots at the German capital’s
Tegel Airport, said yesterday it had
transported just over 7.5 million
passengers during October, up from
just over 6.8 million throughout the
same month in 2016.
The load factor, which indicates the
number of passengers as a proportion
of the number of seats available, also
increased by 2.3 percentage points to
92.5 per cent.
That meant
that during the
rolling 12-month
period to the
end of October,
e a s y J e t
transported
just
over
8 0.9 m i l l i o n
passengers,
up from just
short of 73.6 million in t h e
equivalent period to the end of
October2016.This representsa10per
cent jump, even though it was forced
to cancel 434 flights due to strikes
and adverse weather conditions.
Meanwhile, Norwegian reported
a stellar set of traffic figures,
chalking up a 14 per cent increase in
passenger numbers for the month
of October, thanks in large part to a
surge in popularity for the airline’s
intercontinental routes.
A total of just over 3.1 million
passengers flew with Norwegian
in October. “The competition is
still strong, so global expansion is
important to position ourselves in
the market,” chief executive Bjorn
Kjos said. THE INDEPENDENT
leave no trail of suspicion, so the
havens’ new-found openness is
already watered down.
It’s not just about tax, either. Much
of the problem of offshore havens is
about the disruption of transparent
democracy: how public officials,
political donors or big businessmen
can use them to hide dodgy activities.
As TI says, tax havens let them
conceal their assets through
nondescript company names rather
than their own. This means state
authorities, journalists and lawyers
can’t hold them to account. With a
few exceptions, that can’t be right.
Until Britain’s overseas territories
and crown dependencies make
publicly available who owns
companies registered there, they
will always be repositories of cash for
corrupt dictators and criminals.
And until then, expect more and
more whistleblowers and hackers
to lift the lid on what they’re up to.
EVENING STANDARD
41
From the
business
pages
Irish households’
wealth rises 60%
The Irish Times
The net worth of Irish
households has risen by nearly
60 per cent since 2012 due to
surging property prices, which
have increased house asset
values. Figures from the Central
Bank show the net worth of Irish
households stood at €686.3bn
(£605.7bn) in the second quarter
of 2017, up from €430bn five
years ago, just 4.6 per cent lower
than its peak of €719.6bn in the
second quarter of 2007.
Employers ask for
cannabis guidance
Toronto Star
New rules for legalised
marijuana in Canada need
to consider the impact on
workplaces and clarify the
rights of both employers and
employees, say some business
groups. Ottawa has set 1 July as
the deadline for regulations to
be in place and many provinces
and territories are still working
to craft legislation, including
British Columbia.
Saudi arrests ‘might
affect Murdoch’
Sydney Morning Herald
The shock waves would have
been felt around the world over
the weekend when billionaire
investor Prince Alaleed bin Talal
was one of several Saudi princes
and ministers arrested. But the
real impact could hit Rupert
Murdoch next week. The prince
has a crucial stash of voting
stock at 21st Century Fox, which
holds its annual shareholder
meeting on 15 November.
New McDonald’s
name ridiculed
South China Morning Post
Chinese social media has
ridiculed McDonald’s after
the American fast-food giant
changed its business name in
China, ditching the previous
Maidanglao – a transliteration
of the company’s English name –
in favour of Jingongmen, which
roughly translates as “Golden
Arches”. It is unclear whether
McDonald’s will manage to
shake off this PR disaster, but
even if it does, there are worries
it will be downgraded.
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VOICES
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TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
The
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43
AVIATION
PEOPLE
Bombardier stake
could alter tariffs
Exchange declines
todenyRoletclaim
Airbus’s acquisition of a
majority stake in Bombardier’s
controversial C-Series jet
programme could alter its US
tariffs, according to Wilbur Ross,
the US Commerce Secretary.
Import levies of around 300
per cent were imposed after an
anti-dumping complaint from
Boeing, threatening jobs in
Northern Ireland.
The London Stock Exchange
yesterday declined to deny
a claim that chief executive
Xavier Rolet is being forced out
by chairman Donald Brydon.
Activist investor Sir Chris Hohn
earlier called for the resignation
of Mr Brydon, following last
month’s sudden announcement
that Mr Rolet would stand down
by the end of next year.
LEISURE
BETTING
Tour Partner
Groupgoes Danish
Sportech sale
back on track
The British tour operator behind
Hotels & More has tightened its
grip on the market by snapping
up Danish-based Trans Nordic
Tours, boosting revenue to €100m
(£88.6m). Tour Partner Group
is close to becoming Europe’s
largest destination management
company. TNT offers services for
travellers to Scandinavia, Iceland
(pictured), and the Baltics.
The sale of betting company
Sportech is back on track after
plans to sell the 94-year-old firm
for almost £100m collapsed.
Sportech said it expects a bid
in January as it reported a 7.6
per cent increase in revenues
to £18.3m. The board has
already engaged with several
“interested parties” after it was
approached by suitors.
INVESTMENT
SUPERMARKETS
Church threatens
to sell mine stocks
Pay rise for 16,000
Lidl employees
The Church of England today
threatened to move out of
mining stocks in the wake of
the Samarco mine disaster. Its
investment fund, worth £7.9bn,
said it had concerns over
miners’ “business conduct”. In
2015, 19 people died after two
dams owned by BHP Billiton
and Vale collapsed in Brazil.
Retail giant Lidl is increasing
the wages of more than 16,000
of its employees, saying
they will be the highest paid
supermarket workers in the
UK. The firm will be increasing
entry-level wages from £8.45 to
£8.75 an hour outside London
and from £9.75 to £10.20 within
the M25 from March 2018.
PEOPLE
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National Grid CEO
joins Rentokil
Tenants made to
pay living wage
John Pettigrew, the National
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firm Rentokil in January as a
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appointment comes after Chris
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to the Bell Pottinger scandal.
Islington Council has become
the first local authority to
require new commercial
tenants to pay staff the
voluntary living wage. New
tenants entering into council
leases will have to commit to
pay at least the real living wage
to all staff on the premises.
the
markets
HAZEL SHEFFIELD
The FTSE 100 index closed up 1.9
points at 7,562.3, or 0.03 per cent,
on a quiet day for company news.
Barclays was down 1.25p at
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dropped 5.45p to 429.95p and
RSA Insurance fell 10p to 607.50p.
Carrillion rallied 1.5p to 47.5p
after it was awarded two
Network Rail contracts but
closed flat at 46p.
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Roasted gammon joint with
kale and mango salsa
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
7
11
16
30
13
WELD
16
4
10
GUILT
3
20
PLANT
29
6
MEANING
28
25
TILE
4
CLAN
6
17
12
4
MOPS
4
5
8
3
14
14
13
15
4
SCAB
12
13
4
3
7
4
16
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6
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9
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4
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8
Futoshiki
4
5
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MEANING
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
16
6
11
HORNET
Minesweeper
22
12
7
13
10
11
15
6
∧
4
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
2
3 1
9
8
PUFFED
3 8 2
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
Tomorrow
Turkey carbonara with crispy
potato wedges
WHINE
CORNER
RHYME
Killer Sudoku No 1127
Recipe from aldi.co.uk/recipes
6
BLED
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
8 1
MEAN
4
4
Jigsawdoku
Mix the salsa ingredients together,
adding seasoning to taste, and set aside.
Trim any excess fat from the gammon.
Core and cut the apples into wedges
and then drizzle with honey. Cook the
gammon and apples either under a
medium grill or in a frying pan, turning
once. While the gammon is cooking, heat
the olive oil over a medium heat in a large
pan, add the kale and chickpeas and cook,
stirring gently until the kale is tender.
Stir through the pesto sauce. Serve the
gammon and apples with the salsa and
cooked kale.
4
4
KEY
7
8
5
3
9
4
4
ASH
SERVES 4
1
4
3
9
2
7
6
SPILLS
4
4
10
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IN Y
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10
1 bag kale, washed and patted dry
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 tbsp green pesto
2 x 350g packs gammon steaks
2 Royal Gala apples
1 tsp runny honey
For the salsa
1 mango, peeled, stoned and chopped
2 kiwis, peeled and chopped
½ tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
Juice from half a lime
1 tbsp olive oil
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TV
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IQ
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1848
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.
Easier
4
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30
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12
9
8
24
8
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21
-1
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8
16
8
14
8
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5
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12
18
12
9
10
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10
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10
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W
U
How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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4 Toxic substance (5)
5 Less senior (7)
6 Features (11)
7 Secret and
concealed (11)
12 Herculean (7)
14 Native of
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15 Taste (6)
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17
19
18
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21
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appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
1 9
7 3
6
4
22
Solution to yesterday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Bill, 3 Tup (Built-up), 7 Accolade, 8 Each, 9 Herring gull, 12 Hooray Henries,
14 Never-say-die, 17 Roar, 18 Dyslexia, 20 Ash, 21 Cash.
DOWN 1 Bachelor, 2 Leo, 3 The clergy, 4 Puck, 5 Pawn, 6 Meagre, 10 Rare earth,
11 Devilish, 13 Yields, 15 So-so, 16 Toga, 19 Era.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 20;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 8; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
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3
7
7
4
3
2
9
6
9
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5
6
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4 2
1 5
8 2
4 6 3
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4
7
9
3
2
8 7 5
1 2 6
8
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1
5
5
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8
9 8 4
2 6
ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
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ACROSS
1 Taxi (3)
3 Impressive
display (5)
8 Famous
escapologist (7)
9 Heartless (5)
10 Automatic
weapon (10,3)
11 Beginning (6)
13 Grow by
addition (6)
16 Conservation
charity (8,5)
19 Less (5)
20 Fish-eating bird (7)
21 Hereditary class (5)
22 And not (3)
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By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
One of the biggest dramas on Grand
National Day last April wasn’t in
the big race itself, but in the Grade
One Novices’ Chase when the leader
Politologue appeared to jump the
last fence perfectly, only to stumble
and fall two strides later.
As late and mysterious Aintree
twists go, it was hardly in the same
league as Devon Loch’s sprawl to the
ground under Dick Francis on the
run to the line with the 1956 National
seemingly in the bag, but it probably
cost Politologue his race as well.
The grey returns to action in the
Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter this afternoon, the first race of the season
for high-class two-mile chasers.
Stablemate San Benedeto and
northern raider Forest Bihan, who
went on to fight out the finish at Liverpool, reoppose, but Politologue
receives weight from both and has a
fine opportunity to start delivering
on the great promise Nicholls has
always insisted he has.
This valuable contest also fea-
EXETER
TOM MALONE FLAT AND JUMPS BLOODSTOCK AGENT
NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 3) £8,500 added 2m 6f
1
6- BACT TO BLACK R Walford 5 10 12.............................James Best
2
3- BARDISTA B Pauling 5 10 12..........................................................D Jacob
3
08- BEYOND SUPREMACY Jack Barber 5 10 12.............I Popham
4 333UF- BOB MAHLER W Greatrex 5 10 12.................................. G Sheehan
5
411P0- DANCING SHADOW V Dartnall 8 10 12.................N Scholfield
6
325- DRUMLEE CITY N Mitchell 5 10 12...................................H Skelton
7
4-7 GOLDEN SUNRISE C Tizzard 4 10 12...................T Scudamore
8
5 HEAVEN DREAM Miss V Williams 5 10 12...........B J Cooper
9
HITCHHIKER Mrs L Young 6 10 12.........................T Dowling (7)
10
13/ JUDGE JOHN DEED (BF) P Nicholls 6 10 12..S Twiston-Davies
11
11- JUST A STING (C) H Fry 5 10 12................................................ N Fehily
12
1- MANCE RAYDER P Hobbs 4 10 12................................... R Johnson
13 /203-F SILVER KAYF (BF) K Bailey 5 10 12........................................... D Bass
- 13 declared BETTING: 10-3 Just A Sting, 7-2 Bob Mahler, 5-1 Judge John Deed, 6-1
Silver Kayf, 7-1 Dancing Shadow, Mance Rayder, 12-1 Bardista, 20-1
Drumlee City, Heaven Dream, 33-1 others.
TOMMALONEBLOODSTOCK.COM NOVICES’ HURDLE
(CLASS 3) £8,500 added 2m 1f
1
336-1 DYNAMITE DOLLARS P Nicholls 4 11 4S Twiston-Davies
2
42-7 BATTLE OF IDEAS C Tizzard 4 10 12 ..............................H Cobden
3
57 C’EST DU GATEAU T Vaughan 5 10 12 ...........................A Johns T
4
1- DESSINATEUR Miss V Williams 4 10 12.................B J Cooper
5
GAELIC PRINCE P Hobbs 5 10 12...................................... R Johnson
6
7P3-10 GENTLEMAN FARMER R G Hawker 5 10 12.....................................
...............................................................................................................Robert Hawker (7)
7
8-1 HIS DREAM Jonjo O’Neill 4 10 12..................................K Moore (3)
8
PACK IT IN A Dunn 4 10 12............................................................A Wedge
9
0- SLAYING THE DRAGON M Hill 4 10 12.......................J McGrath
10
90 SUSTAINABLE STAR Mrs R Ford 6 10 12.........R McLernon
11 PP1-00 THOMAS PATRICK Tom Lacey 5 10 12...... Mr T O’Brien (7)
12
415/P ATTRACTIVE LIASON N Mulholland 7 10 5T Scudamore T
13 PP36P CHICA RAPIDA Miss G Haywood 5 10 5.........Alice Mills (3)
14
MADAME CLAUD M Gillard 4 10 5.................................J M Davies
15 P-R4P0 WINTER SQUAW Mrs S Gardner 5 10 5 Lucy Gardner (3)
- 15 declared BETTING: 10-11 Dynamite Dollars, 4-1 Dessinateur, 9-2 Gaelic Prince,
8-1 His Dream, 12-1 Battle Of Ideas, 14-1 Pack It In, 33-1 C’est Du Gateau,
Attractive Liason, 50-1 others.
HALDON GOLD CUP (GRADE 2 LIMITED HANDICAP
CHASE) (CLASS 1) £65,000 added 2m 1f 109yds
1
111/4- AR MAD G L Moore 7 11 10............................................Joshua Moore
2
15236- SIR VALENTINO (CD) T R George 8 11 8 ............ A P Heskin T
3
1152-1 FOREST BIHAN (D) B Ellison 6 11 6........................................D Cook
4
2318-2 GARDE LA VICTOIRE (C) P Hobbs 8 11 4.................. R Johnson
5
1113-2 SAN BENEDETO (D) P Nicholls 6 11 3Bryony Frost (5) C,T
6
1214F- POLITOLOGUE (CD) P Nicholls 6 11 2..... S Twiston-Davies
7
622P5- VIBRATO VALTAT (CD) Miss E Lavelle 8 10 12N Scholfield
8
22216- GINO TRAIL Kerry Lee 10 10 4......................................Jamie Moore
- 8 declared -
1.00
1.30
2.00
BEST BET
Above Board
(3.05pm, Exeter)
Looks a staying chaser with a
bright future.
NEXT BEST
Politologue
(2.00pm, Exeter)
So unlucky at Aintree, can gain
handsome consolation in this
race of the day.
Politologue (right) fell moments after clearing the last at Aintree in April GETTY
tures the 2015 winner, Vibrato Valtat, and Sir Valentino, who pipped
Garde Le Victoire at the post in last
year’s edition. But the most exciting
chaser in the line-up is Gary Moore’s
thrilling front-runner Ar Mad, who
could have been a contender for
Cheltenham Festival championship honours by now had training
setbacks not restricted him to just
one run in almost 21 months.
BETTING: 9-4 Politologue, 4-1 Garde La Victoire, 11-2 Forest Bihan, 6-1
San Benedeto, Ar Mad, 8-1 Sir Valentino, 16-1 Gino Trail, 20-1 Vibrato
Valtat.
Ballyoptic was a better hurdler
than his most recent form figures
would suggest and his trainer Nigel
Twiston-Davies is expecting him to
fully realise his potential over fences.
The 188Bet Novices’ Chase will
be no debut doddle with three of
his four opponents also showing a
decent level of form over hurdles,
but Ballyoptic is the one to beat.
Jonjo O’Neill’s Above Board beat
GET 1/4 ODDS AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS
5) £4,500 added 2m 2f 111yds
4.10
1
712734 SWEEPING ROCK J Spearing 7 11 12 .....................Jamie Moore
188BET.CO.UK NOVICES’ CHASE (CLASS 2) £22,500
2
32-335 DUNN’S RIVER Jack Barber 6 11 11................... Mr C Barber (7)
added 3m
3
3344-5 MR LANDO J Farrelly 8 11 9................................................G Lavery (7)
4
5107-4 KAYF CHARMER Miss L Blackford 7 11 7 Conor Smith (5)
1
PP3F/2 PACKETTOTHERAFTERS G Hanmer 8 11 6...T J O’Brien C
5
U8-680 DRAGOON GUARD Mrs K Stephens 6 11 7....B Hampson (5) T
2
F4P5-5 BALLYOPTIC (D)(BF) N Twiston-Davies 7 11 1...............................
6 1U6339 LADIES DANCING (D) C Down 11 11 6Miss Page Fuller (5)
................................................................................................................ S Twiston-Davies 7
8-5S56 JUSTICE KNIGHT M Scudamore 5 11 6.............................. B Poste
3 BU427- BARNEY DWAN F O’Brien 7 11 1.............................................N Fehily 8
282249 ON ALBERTS HEAD N Mulholland 7 11 5............N Fehily C,T
4
11139- DE DOLLAR MAN (D) E Williams 6 11 1.........................A Wedge 9 646550 TRUCKERS TANGLE A Dunn 5 11 5...........................R McLernon
5
4577-2 ELEGANT ESCAPE C Tizzard 5 11 1.......................T Scudamore 10 -7P462 NORSE LIGHT David Dennis 6 11 4.S Twiston-Davies C,T
- 5 declared 11 3114-3 GALACTIC POWER (CD) R Dickin 7 11 3.......................J Quinlan
BETTING: 5-4 Ballyoptic, 2-1 Barney Dwan, 5-1 Elegant Escape, 6-1 De 12 80970- REDDINGTON T Vaughan 5 11 1.................................................A Johns
Dollar Man, 66-1 Packettotherafters.
13 8-6330 OUR PHILLIE LILY Mrs S Gardner 5 10 9 ......Lucy Gardner (3)
14 00-040 MOONLIGHT FLYER J Scott 5 10 8.............................N Scholfield
SMITH & WILLIAMSON HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3)
15 P58P-3 SILVA SAMOURAI G McPherson 8 10 3 .......C Deutsch (3) T
£15,000 added 3m
16 9387PF UJAGAR K Bishop 6 10 1 ........................................................R T Dunne C
1
/1171- ASK THE WEATHERMAN (D) Jack Barber 8 12 4..N Scholfield C 17 9/P638 ORBIT LIGHT M Gillard 6 10 1 ........................................J M Davies T
2
54214- SWINCOMBE SCORCHIO (D) P Gundry 7 11 12Mr W Biddick (3) T 18 /033-U WHISKEY JOHN Mrs L Young 7 10 0....................T Dowling (7)
3
P/1P6- ROYAL PALLADIUM (CD) Miss V Williams 9 11 11 C Deutsch (3) 19 474-P3 BAHUMBUG Miss J Du Plessis 7 10 0..................James Best C
- 19 declared 4
7-PP21 DEFINITLY GREY (D) C Longsdon 6 11 10...............J J Burke T
5
/21P-1 ABOVE BOARD Jonjo O’Neill 6 11 9.........................B J Geraghty BETTING: 6-1 Norse Light, 7-1 Dunn’s River, On Alberts Head, 8-1
6
/1PP6- I AM COLIN (D) N Twiston-Davies 8 11 8.S Twiston-Davies C Sweeping Rock, Silva Samourai, Galactic Power, 12-1 Mr Lando, 14-1
7
61P6-1 WIZARDS BRIDGE (CD) C Tizzard 8 11 5 .M Bastyan (5) B Ujagar, Justice Knight, Our Phillie Lily, 16-1 others.
8
/0PP7- YOU SAY WHAT (C)(D) D Pipe 7 11 4...........T Scudamore C,T
9
P2PF1- CASTARNIE (CD) R Walford 9 11 4.............................. H Cobden C
10 113-24 ONLY GORGEOUS (CD)(BF) Mrs S Gardner 8 11 0 ....................
...................................................................................................................Lucy Gardner (3)
32RED.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £7,250 added 6f
- 10 declared BETTING: 11-4 Definitly Grey, 5-1 Above Board, 11-2 Ask The
Weatherman, 6-1 Wizards Bridge, 7-1 Castarnie, 8-1 Swincombe 1
475365 ROSE BERRY C Dwyer 3 9 7.......................Nicola Currie (7) H 6
Scorchio, 12-1 Royal Palladium, 16-1 You Say What, Only Gorgeous, 2
885133 NINJAGO (CD) P Midgley 7 9 7..............................................L Morris 7
20-1 I Am Colin.
3 142420 NEZAR (D) D Ivory 6 9 7 ..................................................J Osborn (7) 11
4 541750 CAPPANANTY CON (D) D Ivory 3 9 5.................. R Winston 12
BET 10 GET 20 AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS
5
722649 MR POCKET (D) P Cole 3 9 5 .....................................D Probert C,T 2
4) £6,000 added 2m 7f
6
231236 HACKNEY ROAD (CD) J Butler 4 9 5.....................P Hainey (7) 8
746984 ZAPPER CASS (D) T Coyle 4 9 4........................... R Kingscote 10
1
F5332- THIS IS IT (BF) N Mitchell 5 11 13..............................................D Jacob 7
261235 FIELD OF VISION (D) J Tuite 4 9 4....................... P Bradley (5) 3
2
/F531- KING UTHER C Gordon 7 11 12...............................................T Cannon 8
621751 DANECASE (D) David Dennis 4 9 3 .............................J Crowley 1
3
/393-2 RIO BRAVO G McPherson 6 11 11.............................. P Brennan T 9
10 963732 BORN TO FINISH (CD) J Osborne 4 9 1............. D Costello C 4
4
/3214- ARTHUR MC BRIDE (D) N Twiston-Davies 8 11 9.......................
........................................................................................................... S Twiston-Davies T 11 830609 DARK ALLIANCE (D) D Loughnane 6 9 1................S W Kelly 5
5
4140-4 WESTERN WAVE (BF) T R George 5 11 8.............. A P Heskin 12 083455 VERY HONEST (D) B Johnson 4 8 13.............C Shepherd (3) 9
- 12 declared 6
P2/P8- ALL KINGS R Buckler 8 11 7................................ Sean Houlihan (7)
7
3623-2 CHAMPAGNE TO GO K Bailey 7 11 7 ...................................D Bass C BETTING: 4-1 Danecase, 9-2 Ninjago, 5-1 Born To Finish, 8-1 Field of
8
-01P65 OUR FOLLY (D) W Kittow 9 11 5............................T Scudamore T Vision, 10-1 Rose Berry, Very Honest, Hackney Road, 12-1 others.
9
-14332 DAVID JOHN Tom Lacey 6 11 3..................................... R T Dunne B
10 166512 EDDY (C)(D)(BF) Mrs S Gardner 8 10 13....Lucy Gardner (3) T
11 5643-5 FRASER CANYON T Vaughan 5 10 7...................R Johnson C,T
12 32-PP0 QUINTO J Frost 7 10 5.............................................Bryony Frost (5) T
BRITISH STALLIONS STUDS EBF NOVICE STAKES
13 9505-5 THE GREENVET Mrs L Young 7 10 4...............T Dowling (7) C
(CLASS 5) 2YO £5,250 added 7f
- 13 declared BETTING: 3-1 Arthur Mc Bride, 11-2 Western Wave, 6-1 Eddy, 7-1 King 1
CAMDEN TOWN Roger Fell 9 2 ...................................T Hamilton 2
Uther, 8-1 David John, Champagne To Go, 10-1 This Is It, 12-1 Rio Bravo, 2
DIPLOMACY D O’Meara 9 2 .................................Daniel Tudhope 5
3
5 INDIAN ADMIRAL M Johnston 9 2.................................F Norton 6
16-1 others.
2.35
3.05
KEMPTON
6.45
3.35
REDCAR
12.20
EACH WAY
Bowson Fred
(2.45pm, Wolverhampton)
Largely consistent and has a
good record at the track.
The Happy Chappy (a winner before
and since) with plenty in hand at
Worcester last month and Barry Geraghty’s only booked ride of the day is
fancied to follow up in the Smith &
Williamson Handicap Chase.
4
5
6
7
8
25 KNIGHTED K Ryan 9 2.........................................................................K Stott 4
23 MAMETZ WOOD K Burke 9 2.............................................B A Curtis 8
NAVAL OFFICER N Tinkler 9 2 ............................ L Edmunds (3) 1
NO CIVIL JUSTICE D Thompson 9 2..................J Gormley (5) 3
2422 UP STICKS AND GO K Dalgleish 9 2...............................A Mullen 7
- 8 declared BETTING: 2-1 Up Sticks And Go, 11-4 Knighted, 4-1 Mametz Wood, 6-1
Diplomacy, 10-1 Indian Admiral, 16-1 Camden Town, 20-1 Others.
12.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
RACING UK’S BIGGEST EVER FREE TRIAL SELLING
STAKES (CLASS 6) £5,000 added 1m
0-7800
220032
334065
-88420
569006
7-5790
676
390300
BILKO’S BACK S Corbett 5 9 0.................................T Hamilton T 3
CATASTROPHE J J Quinn 4 9 0.................................................. J Hart 2
SIYAHAMBA B Smart 3 8 12 .......................... Harry Russell (7) 4
COSMIC DUST R M Whitaker 4 8 9 ................L Edmunds (3) 8
FIDELMA MOON (D) Miss T Waggott 5 8 9 ....B McHugh C,T 6
ITALIAN BEAUTY (D) J Wainwright 5 8 9N Garbutt (3) V 1
NEWGATE DUCHESS T Coyle 3 8 7 .......................D Fentiman 7
ORIENTELLE R M Whitaker 3 8 7...............Phil Dennis (3) B 5
- 8 declared BETTING: 11-8 Catastrophe, 9-2 Cosmic Dust, 5-1 Siyahamba, 6-1 Fidelma
Moon, 8-1 Italian Beauty, 14-1 Orientelle, 20-1 Others.
1.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RACING UK FREE FOR A MONTH HANDICAP (CLASS 3)
£12,000 added 1m 2f
136330
078104
438702
616418
147078
326113
652771
656803
335147
QAFFAAL M W Easterby 6 9 7 .........................C Rodriguez (3) 9
AWAKE MY SOUL (D) T Tate 8 9 5...........................J P Sullivan 6
SWIFT EMPEROR (C) T D Barron 5 9 5.................B A Curtis 4
COMPTON MILL (D) H Morrison 5 9 3.... Daniel Tudhope 7
GULF OF POETS (D) M W Easterby 5 9 2 ...............A Mullen 2
CANBERRA CLIFFS (D) D Cantillon 3 9 2 ........Fran Berry 5
SILVERY MOON (C)(D) T Easterby 10 9 0 ................... D Allan 3
MAGIC CITY M W Easterby 8 8 13...................L Edmunds (3) 8
ROYAL SHAHEEN (D) A Whillans 4 8 12 ...................... G Lee V 1
- 9 declared BETTING: 3-1 Silvery Moon, 4-1 Canberra Cliffs, 5-1 Swift Emperor, 11-2
Compton Mill, 8-1 Magic City, 10-1 Awake My Soul, 12-1 Qaffaal, 14-1
Gulf Of Poets, Royal Shaheen.
WOLVERHAMPTON
2.45
BETWAY HANDICAP (CLASS 3) £11,500 added 5f
BOWSON FRED (CD) M W Easterby 5 9 7Harrison Shaw (7) 3
ALSVINDER (D)(BF) D O’Meara 4 9 2.............................D Nolan 4
RICH AGAIN (CD) J Bethell 8 9 1 ....................Oisin Murphy B 2
COOLFITCH (D) D O’Meara 3 8 13..................................P Makin V 1
UPAVON (D) S C Williams 7 8 13........................... L Morris H,T 8
MIDNIGHT MALIBU (D) T Easterby 4 8 11...Rachel Richardson (3) 6
ROSINA (D) Mrs A Duffield 4 8 9.......................................S Gray C 9
STANGHOW (D) A Brittain 5 8 8.........................................C Hardie 7
LANDING NIGHT (D) Rebecca Menzies 5 8 8...P J McDonald C,T 5
- 9 declared BETTING: 11-4 Alsvinder, 4-1 Bowson Fred, 9-2 Landing Night, 7-1
Upavon, 8-1 Coolfitch, 10-1 Rosina, 12-1 Others.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
522000
294812
-11070
200070
968143
310948
3-9010
490547
292161
Racing results
KEMPTON
Going: Standard
1.20 1. GEORGE VILLIERS (R Havlin) 3-1; 2. Medal
Of Honour 5-1; 3. Launceston Place 12-1. 3. Ocala
11-8 fav. 10 ran. 1/2l, 3/4l, dht. (J Gosden). Tote: £3.30;
£1.30, £2.10, Launceston Place £2.20. Exacta: £19.70.
Trifecta: George Villiers, Medal Of Honour, Launceston Place £60.50, George Villiers, Medal Of Honour,
Ocala £20.30. CSF: £19.05.
1.50 1. CAPE TO CUBA (G Wood) 5-2; 2. Beyond
Recall 11-2; 3. Sheila’s Rock 6-1. 10 ran. 10-11 fav
Meccabah (4th). 3l, 11/4l. (J Fanshawe). Tote: £3.10;
£1.30, £1.60, £1.80. Exacta: £12.40. Trifecta: £56.90.
CSF: £16.88. NR: Peters Folly.
2.20 1. EXPRESS LADY (Josephine Gordon) 6-1;
2. Bint Dandy 14-1; 3. Kitty Boo 2-1 fav. 8 ran. nk,
hd. (H Palmer). Tote: £5.40; £2.00, £2.80, £1.30.
Exacta: £73.80. Tricast: £226.98. Trifecta: £240.50.
CSF: £83.46.
2.50 1. TITI MAKFI (F Norton) 12-1; 2. Red Verdon
8-1; 3. Dylan Mouth 11-2. 8 ran. 2-1 fav Best Of Days
(8th). hd, 1l. (M Johnston). Tote: £11.90; £1.80, £3.00,
£2.30. Exacta: £85.10. Trifecta: £529.30. CSF: £98.00.
3.20 1. PLY (W Buick) 10-11 fav; 2. Royal Reserve
20-1; 3. Seniority 5-1. 10 ran. 1l, nk. (R Charlton).
Tote: £1.70; £1.10, £4.40, £1.80. Exacta: £18.70. Tricast:
£68.18. Trifecta: £70.90. CSF: £27.38.
3.50 1. GULLIVER (Josephine Gordon) 11-8 fav; 2.
Intransigent 16-1; 3. Boy In The Bar 6-1. 11 ran.
3
/4l, 1/2l. (H Palmer). Tote: £2.00; £1.20, £3.60, £2.00.
Exacta: £25.00. Tricast: £100.78. Trifecta: £149.00.
CSF: £26.27.
4.20 1. DOURADO (D Probert) 6-1; 2. Glenn Coco 10-3
fav; 3. Portledge 13-2. 11 ran. hd, nk. (P Chamings).
Tote: £7.20; £2.10, £1.70, £2.90. Exacta: £32.60. Tricast:
£137.33. Trifecta: £184.20. CSF: £25.69.
Jackpot: £4,685.10.
Placepot: £18.40. Quadpot: £12.90.
Place 6: £32.27. Place 5: £28.68.
PLUMPTON
Going: Good-good to soft in places
1.40 1. PARTHENIUS (H Skelton) 5-2; 2. William
Hunter 6-4 fav; 3. King Vince 4-1. 8 ran. shd, 11/2l.
(D Skelton). Tote: £3.20; £1.10, £1.10, £2.20. Exacta:
£7.00. Trifecta: £19.80. CSF: £7.03. NR: Spice Boat.
2.10 1. ROKSANA (H Skelton) 10-11 fav; 2. Oscar Star
50-1; 3. Naranja 2-1. 10 ran. 6l, 31/4l. (D Skelton). Tote:
£1.90; £1.10, £10.80, £1.10. Exacta: £73.80. Trifecta:
£156.70. CSF: £71.31.
2.40 1. CUCKLINGTON (H Cobden) 3-1; 2. Plantagenet 3-1; 3. Dontminddboys 9-4 fav. 6 ran. 23/4l, 5l.
(C Tizzard). Tote: £4.30; £1.80, £1.40. Exacta: £15.50.
Trifecta: £33.70. CSF: £12.45. NR: Corner Creek.
3.10 1. DING DING (M Goldstein) 16-1; 2. Rothman
12-1; 3. Chef D’Equipe 9-2. 8 ran. 3-1 fav Fixed Rate
(Pulled Up). 1l, 2l. (Miss S West). Tote: £18.80; £4.00,
£3.50, £1.60. Exacta: £153.30. Tricast: £1009.93.
Trifecta: £1578.30. CSF: £175.57.
3.40 1. RED SQUARE REVIVAL (T Scudamore) 11-2;
2. Frank N Fair 33-1; 3. Minella Web 5-2 fav. 9 ran.
31/2l, 4l. (D Pipe). Tote: £6.50; £2.00, £6.80, £1.30.
Exacta: £115.90. Tricast: £569.13. Trifecta: £882.20.
CSF: £145.60.
4.10 1. THE GAME IS A FOOT (W Featherstone)
20-1; 2. Posh Totty 4-7 fav; 3. Mab Dab 7-1. 8 ran.
9l, 1l. (Miss Z Davison). Tote: £20.80; £3.50, £1.10,
£1.90. Exacta: £55.00. Tricast: £112.72. Trifecta:
£445.20. CSF: £35.68.
Placepot: £51.00. Quadpot: £53.70.
Place 6: £26.24. Place 5: £22.82.
SOUTHWELL
Going: Good-good to soft in places
1.00 1. DOTTIES DILEMA (Sean Bowen) 7-1; 2. Shaiyzar 13-2; 3. Larkhall 14-1. 11 ran. 4-1 fav Merrion
Row (Pulled Up). 11/4l, 11l. (P Bowen). Tote: £5.50;
£2.10, £2.40, £4.30. Exacta: £46.30. Tricast: £615.15.
Trifecta: £377.30. CSF: £50.51.
1.30 1. POWERFUL SYMBOL (R McLernon) 3-1; 2.
Smiling Jessica 33-1; 3. Goosen Maverick 10-1. 7 ran.
2-1 fav Gorran Haven (4th). 4l, 12l. (Jonjo O’Neill).
Tote: £3.90; £1.60, £8.50. Exacta: £34.80. Trifecta:
£459.40. CSF: £61.85.
2.00 1. CHIRICO VALLIS (N Fehily) 1-10 fav; 2.
Manwell 8-1; 3. Breeze Along 40-1. 4 ran. 8l, 12l.
(N Mulholland). Tote: £1.02; Exacta: £1.70. Trifecta:
£2.30. CSF: £1.49.
2.30 1. OCTAGON (H Bannister) 4-6 fav; 2. Cliffside
Park 7-4; 3. Astrum 14-1. 7 ran. 11/2l, 9l. (H Whittington). Tote: £1.70; £1.10, £1.50. Exacta: £2.20. Trifecta:
£5.20. CSF: £2.00. NR: Akula.
3.00 1. GENEROUS DAY (J M Davies) 7-2; 2. Stepover 9-4 fav; 3. Master Of Finance 11-4. 6 ran. shd,
8l. (Henry Oliver). Tote: £3.70; £2.30, £2.10. Exacta:
£11.30. Trifecta: £31.20. CSF: £11.57.
3.30 1. MARTEN (Nico De Boinville) 9-4; 2. Sky
Pirate 8-15 fav; 3. Mackie Dee 8-1. 7 ran. 16l, 41l.
(B Pauling). Tote: £3.50; £1.70, £1.02. Exacta: £4.30.
Trifecta: £6.30. CSF: £3.67.
4.00 1. STRONG GLANCE (A P Cawley) 6-1; 2. Doctor
Dex 11-4 jt-fav; 3. Commanche Red 7-1. 12 ran. 11-4
jt-fav Barley Hill (6th). 31/2l, 11/4l. (F O’Brien). Tote:
£7.60; £2.10, £1.50, £2.50. Exacta: £26.50. Trifecta:
£156.50. CSF: £22.31.
Placepot: £31.00. Quadpot: £1.80.
Place 6: £41.71. Place 5: £8.55.
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Kruis: Welsh session was a
training tool not a ‘smash-up’
By Duncan Bech
George Kruis said England resisted
the urge to “smash up” Wales during
yesterday’s unprecedented training
session in Bristol in order to gain an
insight into their set piece strength.
The Six Nations rivals locked horns
at Clifton College, completing 12
scrums and 16 line-outs over 40 minutes under the scrutiny of referee
Nigel Owens, to hone their set-pieces
ahead of the autumn series.
It had been dubbed the “Battle
of Bristol” by England prop Harry
Williams and while that description proved inaccurate – the session
passed without incident – Eddie
Jones’ pack were given a valuable
work-out.
“There was definitely intent there.
I’d say we were professional enough
to control ourselves and understand
it was a training tool rather than a
smash-up on the Monday of a Test
week,” Kruis said. “We went in there
trying to get a squeeze on and as
much out of it as we could. We wanted
to win every scrum and wanted the
intent, but it also gave ourselves the
opportunity to trial a few things and
see where we’re at.
“It was under Test match intensity,
but was a good tool for us. It definitely
lets us know where we’re at as a pack
and has shown us things that maybe
we need to work on for this week.
Because it’s happened nice and early
in the week, it’s given us time to fix up
and tweak anything that we need to.”
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their record under Jones could stand
at 22 wins from 23 Tests.
“It’s tough sometimes training
against yourselves because you know
the calls, you know what they’re going
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The Munster wing predicted
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South Africa, when Ireland open
their autumn Test series at the
Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
The 30-year-old insists the
Springboks have turned the corner from the side that lost all three
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RUGBY LEAGUE
McGillvary faces
World Cup expulsion
if guilty of biting
Billy Slater during Canterbury Bulldogs’ 2012 NRL Grand Final loss to
England winger Jermaine McGil- Melbourne.
lvary could be banned for up to 12
England, who flew into Perth
weeks if he is found guilty of biting.
on Sunday to set up camp ahead
The Huddersfield player is fac- of their final group game against
ing a charge of contrary conduct France, are sure to fight the charge.
following the allegation brought by
McGillvary was seen mouthing
Lebanon captain Robbie Farah dur- to Super League referee Thaler as
ing Saturday’s World Cup
soon as Farah made his
game in Sydney and will
complaint, “you know I’m
Wayne
face a disciplinary hearing
not that kind of person”.
via video link tomorrow. Bennett will
Coach Wayne Bennett
The incident was placed be desperate
will be desperate to retain
on report by referee Ben to retain the
the services of McGillThaler after Farah comvary, who has been one of
plained that he had been services of
the leading lights in their
McGillvary
bitten on the arm in the
campaign.
second minute of Eng- who has been a
One of only two specialland’s 29-10 win at the leading light in ist wingers in Bennett’s
Sydney Football Stadium. the campaign 24-man squad, he was
Recent NRL history
given the players’ man of
shows any player found
the match after scoring
guilty of biting can expect a suspen- England’s only points in the 18-4 desion of between eight and 12 weeks. feat by Australia in Melbourne and
McGillvary’s England team-mate got another try against Lebanon
James Graham was banned for 12 to take his total to seven in eight
weeks after being found guilty of appearances.
biting the ear of Australia full-back
It is the second biting allegation
of the World Cup. Wales prop Ben
Evans made the accusation against
Papua New Guinea’s Wellington Albert during the first weekend but
the case was not proven.
McGillvary’s hearing will be
heard at 6pm local time tomorrow
via a video link to NRL headquarters in Moore Park, Sydney. Any
ban will be served in the tournaMcGillvary was charged following
ment and can be carried over into
the game against Lebanon
the player’s domestic competition.
By Ian Laybourn
Brough ‘very apologetic’
for his drunken behaviour
we completely supported them in
their decision-making.
Scotland captain Danny Brough has
“It was something that developed
apologised for the drunken behav- very quickly but it’s important to
iour that cost him his place in the stress that it was purely about the
World Cup, Scotland Rugby League three of them. No members of the
chairman Keith Hogg has said.
public were involved and there was
Brough, who has led the Bra- no screaming and shouting, they
vehearts in their last three World had just chosen to drink too much.
Cups, was sent home from the tour“We sat down at the airport
nament along with team-mates and convened a proper meeting
Jonny Walker and Sam
and there was universal
Brooks after they were too
agreement that there
We sat
drunk to board a plane.
was only one decision we
The three had carried down at the
could take. We believe in
on drinking into the night airport and
the right values and right
following Scotland’s 74-6 had a proper
behaviours and there is a
thrashing by New Zeatournament code of conland and were left behind meeting and
duct that we support.
in Christchurch as the it was agreed
“The best known of
rest of the squad flew to there was only the three players was exBrisbane to continue their one decision
tremely apologetic when I
World Cup campaign.
we could take talked to him on the phone
“It was obviously very
last night. We’ve been in
disappointing that the
touch with them a lot and
three of them chose to continue the World Cup team have provided
drinking at a point in time when tremendous support.”
they clearly should have stopped,”
The Bravehearts have conceded
Hogg said.
124 points in their two games so far
“It was not obvious until we got to but could still reach the quarterthe airport what the situation was finals with victory over Samoa in
but the airline had their rules and Cairns on Saturday.
By Ian Laybourn
1
Starc delivers one
of his trademark
yorkers removing
Jason Behrendorff
for 20
2
Next delivery and
it’s the turn of
Western Australia’s
David Moody, who is
out for a duck
Crane’s steely confidence
burnished by his Aussie guru
England spinner admits MacGill’s role in his development
By Chris Stocks
IN ADELAIDE
Trevor Bayliss, England’s Australian coach, often talks about players
having “something about them”.
Mason Crane is a classic example.
The 20-year-old leg-spinner’s
nclusion in the Ashes squad was
really a punt by Bayliss, with the
youngster’s hugely successful time in
Australia last winter that ended with
him playing for New South Wales
first catching the England supremo’s
eye and earning him an international
debut last summer.
That T20 match against South
Africa in Cardiff saw AB De Villiers
take a particular liking to the Hampshire spinner. But instead of losing
his nerve, Crane continued to toss the
ball up and was rewarded with a significant maiden international wicket.
Named in the squads for all three
Tests against West Indies at the end
of the English summer, Crane’s place
on this Ashes tour wasn’t really a surprise despite a modest first-class season for Hampshire that saw him play
just seven County Championship
matches and take 16 wickets at 44.69.
It was his time in Sydney last win- in 2015 – it was no surprise he took a
ter – and work with former Australia particular interest in Crane.
leg-spinner Stuart MacGill –
And the one quality that is
that ultimately put him on
likely to have impressed
the fast-track to internaBayliss the most is his
tional selection.
confidence. Crane may
Crane (right) had
look like an awkward
initially set out just
teenager, but it hides
Number of wickets
to play Grade cricket
an inner steel that
Mason
Crane
took
for Gordon but so sucbecomes evident
in the 12 matches he
cessful was his time
when he bowls.
played in Australia
at the club – he took 52
That’s why it’s no
last winter
wickets in 12 matches
surprise to hear him say
– that by the end of the
he has no fears about makwinter he became the first
ing his Test debut against the
overseas player to repreAustralians in the Ashes.
sent New South Wales
“I’m very confident if I
since Imran Khan in
was called upon I could
1984-85.
do a job,” he says. “I
Given Bayliss’s conprobably wouldn’t be
Number
of
wickets
nection with NSW
here if other people
Mason Crane took
– he played for them
didn’t think so either.”
in the seven County
throughout his career
Simon Kerrigan,
Championship
and was their coach
the left-arm spinner
matches he played
before joining England
who made his debut in
last summer
the final Test of the 2013
Ashes, could not cope with
Stu’s had a big influence.
the pressure and his career never
We worked on a couple of
recovered after he unravelled at The
technical things but a lot
Oval in 2013.
Crane, who impressed in taking
of it was mental with him
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Starc removes
tailender Simon
Mackin, also for 0 to
end the innings
with 4 for 56
Starc
delivers
hat-trick
warning
Australia fast bowler
Mitchell Starc sent an
ominous message to
England’s cricketers
ahead of the Ashes
when he claimed a
hat-trick of wickets for
New South Wales in
their Sheffield Sheild
match against Western
Australia yesterday.
Starc, 27, wrapped
up the Western
Australia innings with
three yorkers, bowling
Jason Behrendorff and
Jason Mackin and trapping David Moody leg
before to finish with
figures of 4 for 56.
The 27left-armer,
who will spearhead
Australia’s bowling
attack in the five-Test
series, has taken 14
wickets at an average of
12.5 in three first-class
innings this season.
“They are taking the
mickey out of me for
cleaning up the tail
again,” said Starc. “I
am pretty sure they
all know where it is
going and they all keep
missing it, so I will keep
bowling it for now.”
The first Ashes Test
begins in Brisbane on
23 November.
two wickets during England’s opening two-day tour match against a
Western Australian XI in Perth, appears to be made of sterner stuff and
is excited about the prospect of
the Australians trying to take
him down.
“You’ve got to get used to it
because that is the way Australians tend to play spin,” he said.
“I know they are going to come
after me so it is about holding
my nerve and getting them out
in the end.”
It’s a good job Crane, who
arrived in Adelaide with the
rest of England’s squad on
Monday, possesses such confidence given the side injury
to Moeen that has ruled him
out of the first two tour
games, including the fourday pink-ball match against
a Cricket Australia XI at
the Adelaide Oval starting
on tomorrow. While the allrounder is expected to be
fine for the start of the Ashes
in Brisbane on 23 November,
his fitness issues show just
how close Crane is to playing.
“It just confirms that I have
to prepare for every single
game like I’m going to play,”
he said. “You never know.
I’ve got to be prepared to
play in every game on this
tour.”
Crane’s work with
MacGill last winter
proved invaluable,
as did his appearance for New South
Wales in a crucial end-of-season
Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney
Cricket Ground.
“When I was working with Stu, he
was very keen on letting me know
what a big deal it was to play for New
South Wales,” says Crane. “That was
a big game and luckily this summer
I’ve been able to play in some other
big games as well. I feel like if
I was called upon tomorrow, I’d be confident to
go out and play.”
Much of that confidence is down to MacGill,
who would have played far
more than 44 Tests had he
not been around at the same
time as Shane Warne.
“Absolutely, Stu’s had a
big influence,” says Crane.
“We had a great relationship. He is as passionate
as anyone I’ve seen when
they talk about bowling
and that came across even
when I just spoke to him
over coffee. We worked on a
couple of technical things but
a lot of it was mental with him
– he was an amazing help.”
If Crane does play a part in
an England Ashes win this
winter, it will surely be even
sweeter for the man
himself knowing
that so much of his
craft was learned
in Australia.
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TENNIS
Old-fashioned sexism
mars new-age tournament
Judy Murray attacks ‘awful’ draw which blights start of
ground-breaking competition for younger generation
By Paul Newman
It was meant to celebrate the emergence of a new generation of exciting young players but the inaugural
NextGen ATP Finals in Milan got
off to the worst possible start with
a draw ceremony which drew widespread criticism for its sexism and
crassness. It prompted an apology
for what organisers admitted was
the ceremony’s “poor taste”.
The eight participating players,
the best in the world aged 21 and
under, were each asked to choose a
female model to escort them down a
catwalk. The models then revealed a
letter to show in which round-robin
group the player would be competing. One model took off her jacket to
reveal a letter marked on her back
and another raised her dress to reveal a letter written on her thigh.
Some of the players looked uncomfortable during the ceremony
and Judy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo were among those to voice
their disgust on Twitter. Murray
said the ceremony was “awful” and
Mauresmo called it a “disgrace”.
The ceremony was conducted on
Sunday at a party organised by Red
Bull. Association of Tennis Professionals officials had been unaware of
what exactly had been planned.
Red Bull and the ATP apologised
yesterday in a joint statement. “The
intention was to integrate Milan’s
rich heritage as one of the fashion
capitals of the world,” they said.
“However, our execution of the proceedings was in poor taste and unacceptable. We deeply regret this and
will ensure that there is no repeat of
anything like it in the future.”
The controversy over the ceremony diverted attention from what will
be a ground-breaking event which
starts tomorrow. It is the first at
this level to bring together 21-and-
Who’s taking part
Group A Andrey Rublev (Russia),
Denis Shapovalov (Canada), Hyeon
Chung (South Korea), Gianluigi
Quinzi (Italy).
Group B Karen Khachanov (Russia),
Borna Coric (Croatia), Jared
Donaldson (US), Daniil Medvedev
(Russia).
new wave of players has been emerging. The most successful of the new
generation has been Alexander
Zverev, though the 20-year-old German has been so successful that he
withdrew from this week’s event in
order to concentrate on next week’s
Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in
London, for which he also qualified.
Italy’s Gianluigi Quinzi, the world
No 306, who has been given a wild
card into the tournament, is the only
player in this week’s field who is not
ranked in the world’s top 100. The
highest ranked player is 20-year-old
Andrey Rublev, the world No 37. He is
oneofthreeRussiansalongsideKaren
Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev.
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, who
beat Nadal in the summer, is the
youngest player at the age of 18, while
the 20-year-old Croatian, Borna
Coric, is arguably the most experienced, having made his debut on the
main tour four years ago. Eyes will
be on the innovations as much as the
players. Following the lead of sports
like cricket, which has successfully
introduced shortened new formats,
the ATP is experimenting with a
new scoring format to generate
more excitement.
Matches are being played over the
best of five sets, with each set won by
the first player to win four games. At
deuce in each game a deciding point
will be played and at 3-3 in each set
a tie-break will be played. On-court
clocks will enforce the 25-second
rule between points and there will
be no “lets” on serves: if a serve hits
the top of the net and then lands in
the court play will continue.
There will be no line judges and
no challenges as all line calls will be
decided by Hawk-Eye cameras. The
umpire will be the only official on
court, with foot faults determined by
an off-court official. Players will be
able to talk to their coaches via headsets at the end of each set and there
will be shorter pre-match warm-ups.
Chris Kermode, the ATP’s executive chairman and president, said:
“This event is not only about the next
generation of players, but also about
the next generation of fans. We’ve created this new tournament preciselyto
allow us to look at some potential new
elements.” THE INDEPENDENT
Our execution of the
proceedings was in poor
taste and unacceptable.
We deeply regret this
under players, who in recent years
have had increasing difficulty making their senior breakthrough after
leaving the junior ranks. It is also experimenting with a number of innovations designed to make the sport
more appealing to the public.
As the modern game has become
increasingly physical, the average
age of the top players has become
older. The idea of a 17-year-old being
able to win a Grand Slam title, as
Boris Becker did at Wimbledon
32 years ago, has become all but
unthinkable today.
Nevertheless, as the dominant
men of recent years – Roger Federer,
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy
Murray and Stan Wawrinka – have
all moved into their 30s and on occasions struggled with their fitness, a
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Livermore called
up after Spurs
duo Kane and
Winks pull out
By Simon Peach
Harry Kane and Harry Winks
have withdrawn from the England
squad with West Bromwich
midfielder Jake Livermore called
up as a replacement.
The Tottenham pair picked up
knocks in their win over Crystal
Palace on Sunday, ruling them out
of the friendlies against Germany
and Brazil. Spurs midfielder
Dele Alli had already withdrawn
from Gareth Southgate’s squad,
while there are injury concerns
over Gary Cahill and Jordan
Henderson
Tammy Abraham wants the
opportunity to prove himself at
international level after being
handed his first senior England
call-up for the friendlies. He was
drafted into the squad alongside
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe
Gomez, with the trio all fledgling
Premier League players who
have been fast-tracked into the
England set-up for the
fixtures at Wembley.
Abraham (left)
has scored five
times in 14
appearances on
loan at Swansea
from Chelsea
this season and
hopes he can show
enough to Southgate
in training to earn his
England debut against Germany
on Friday or Brazil next Tuesday.
The 20-year-old striker said: “It
would be a massive achievement
for me and a big confidence boost
as well, it would show that I’m
going in the right direction. If I
do get my opportunity I’d like to
grab it as much as I can. I feel like
I’m ready but it won’t be easy. I
just have to keep proving to the
manager in training and showing
why he picked me and just keep
working as hard as I can.”
LIVERPOOL
Salah just needs to come through
finishing school to become a great
By Mark Critchley
One minute, Mohamed Salah can be
an utterly thrilling player, the next an
utterly frustrating one. The Egyptian
has the ability to turn a match on its
head in a moment. He also has the
ability to miss when it seems easier to
score. Liverpool supporters already
love him, voting Salah as the club’s
player of the month at every time of
asking since August, but they know
too well that he squanders chances.
Take the victory over Arsenal at
Anfield in August. In the opening
stages, a few yards out and at a generous angle, Salah had a choice of
how to open the scoring, with the visitors’ goal gaping as the ball broke to
him at the far post. He hit it straight
at Petr Cech. In the second half, with
Liverpool 2-0 ahead, he took the ball
in his own half, essentially one-onone with Cech. Coolly he placed the
ball past the Arsenal goalkeeper.
Then there was last Wednesday’s
Champions League meeting with
Maribor. Salah opened the scoring
at the start of the second half with
an intuitive finish, guiding the ball
past goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic
with the outside of his left leg after
49 long minutes of deadlock. Shortly
after, he connected with an Alberto
Moreno cross but from point-blank
range, he headed over.
Perhaps the best example is when,
having converted a stoppage-time
penalty to send Egypt to their first
World Cup in 28 years, Jürgen Klopp
made Salah his first-choice spotkick taker. Salah had shown he can
cope with “unbelievable” pressure,
the Liverpool manager said, but a
fortnight later, his attempt to put
Liverpool ahead at home to a stubborn Huddersfield was easily saved.
Those misses should not tarnish
the excellent start to life at Anfield
that Salah has made. Jamie Carragher, not afraid to say what he thinks of
Liverpool players, named him as the
signing of season last week before
his brilliant display at West Ham. To
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It is often forgotten that
Luis Suarez was regarded as
a wasteful finisher during his
first two years at Anfield
have brought in a player of his talent
and output for £36.9m in an inflated
market was exceptional business.
Composure, then, seems like the
only aspect of Salah’s game in need
of attention and Liverpool should
look back a few years to find an
example of a striker who blossomed
after recognising that he was missing too many simple chances.
It is often forgotten that Luis
Suarez was regarded as a wasteful
finisher during his first two years
at Anfield. “I am the problem,” he
admitted in the summer of 2012,
having converted just eight per cent
of his shots into goals the previous
season. “It is all down to me. I need
to take my time more when I do have
chances. Sometimes I am rushing
at chances too much and I know the
problem is mine. It is up to me to sort
it out and to start scoring goals.”
Suarez improved that conversion
figure to 12 per cent the following
year, then upped it again to 17 per
cent in his final year at Anfield.
For what it is worth, Salah has
converted 19 per cent of shots this
year, more than Suarez ever managed at Liverpool, and yet given the
number of chances missed, there is
room for improvement. He remains
some way off producing the kind of
outstanding individual season that
Suarez did four years ago to take
Liverpool to the brink of a league
title but the troublesome Uruguayan
might have set a good example.
Players can build their composure
in front of goal, they can improve
their finishing. If Salah does this, it
may be enough to make Liverpool
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“We knew we were on a bad run
and we needed a result, but we
weren’t aware of what Michael
needed to renew his contract,” Paterson said. “I don’t want to be the
one who says that night was when
we turned the corner, that would be
self indulgent because others have
come through and done unbelievable
things. But that result showed we
could take it to those high-powered
nations if we believed.
“I always knew Michael would be a
success but to make a Euros and be
on the verge of a World Cup? Wow.”
But like Robins, who never got
to share in Ferguson’s many future
triumphs at Old Trafford, Paterson,
who is still only 30, has slipped to the
margins of his country’s glory days.
Hampered by frequent injuries
and an ill-fated move to Huddersfield
he made just six more appearances,
the last in Cyprus more than three-
and-a-half years ago. A brief stint
in Major League Soccer followed at
Orlando City and he has just completed an NASL campaign with
Tampa Bay Rowdies.
“I never really settled at Huddersfield and I knew it was a mistake
within about three weeks,” he said. “I
had two or three knee injuries in 18
months. There’s no bad blood but I
think that period probably killed international football for me.
“I wasn’t playing enough and I fell
out of the squad. If you want to play
international football you need to be
right at it. It’s hard for me to watch
Northern Ireland, sometimes I’m
gutted to be honest. Of course I’d
have wanted to be involved more but
I hope they beat Switzerland.
“I keep telling people if you’re having a World Cup you want Northern
Ireland to be there. Those fans are
hard to beat.”
NORTHERN IRELAND
Paterson happy to have
played part in O’Neill story
By Rory Dollard
Martin Paterson was the man who
handed Michael O’Neill his first win
as Northern Ireland manager, but
the striker will be watching from
home this week as his former boss
prepares for a World Cup play-off
against Switzerland.
O’Neill is football royalty in Northern Ireland having led his side to
Euro 2016, their first major tournament in 30 years, and is now only 180
minutes of football away from landing an even bigger prize.
Yet things were not always so triumphant for O’Neill. On 14 August,
2013, his side hosted Fabio Capello’s
Russia in pursuit of a first win at
the 10th time of asking. There had
already been a 6-0 defeat in the
Netherlands, home draws against
Luxembourg and Azerbaijan and a
soporific stalemate in Malta.
The Irish FA was impressed by
his behind-the-scenes work, senior
players talked glowingly about his
impact, but a result was sorely overdue when Paterson leapt highest to
nod home the only goal of the game
at Windsor Park.
O’Neill had a new two-year deal
within three months and the rest
is history. Just as Mark Robins has
become known as the man who
saved Alex Ferguson’s job in 1990,
Paterson has a crucial place in
O’Neill’s story.
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home after omission from squad
Wenger has allowed
Arsenal to stand still
while rivals evolve
EVERTON
By Sports Staff
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has denied reports that he was
sent home from training.
Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas
were left out of the squad which beat
Watford 3-2 on Sunday after being
involved in an incident at the club’s
training ground a day earlier, it is
understood.
It was reported that on Saturday
the pair’s involvement in a session
at the club’s Finch Farm complex
ended early after their attitudes
were questioned by coaching staff.
But Schneiderlin yesterday refuted
the suggestion he was sent home and
insisted he remains fully committed
to the club.
He wrote on Twitter: “I have seen
press stories today about me ‘being
sent away from training’. The stories
are not true.
“I am fully committed to Everton
and will continue to work hard for the
club and the fans in training and on
the pitch.”
Schneiderlin has struggled this
season while Mirallas has made just
one Premier League start, an appearance that ended with him being substituted at half-time, when Everton
lost 2-0 at Leicester.
On Sunday, Belgium international
Mirallas posted a message on Instagram, which has subsequently been
deleted, that said: “Thank you for all
your messages.
F
Schneiderlin training last week before reports of a fall-out REUTERS
“It’s a difficult situation for me. But Sunday’s result. Baines, scorer of the
in life there are things much
decisive goal, from the penmore serious than my peralty spot, against Watford,
I
’v
v
e
seen
sonal situation.”
was asked what it meant to
stories
about
Everton left-back Leightwin for Unsworth.
on Baines has praised me being sent
“It makes it extra speDavid Unsworth’s efforts away from
cial,” he said. “He has been
as caretaker boss, stress- training.
top-drawer.
ing the win they secured on
“I’ve loved the training
They
are
not
Sunday was “the least” he
sessions he’s put on and
true. I’m fully the way he has conducted
has deserved.
Unsworth stepped up committed to himself. His talk before
from the Under-23s two Everton
the game was special. We
weeks ago to take temwould like to have given
porary charge following
him more, and achieved
the sacking of Ronald Koeman and better results but we have got him a
oversaw three away defeats before win, which he deserved, at the least.”
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Rose hails ‘class’ Pochettino
and puts fall-out behind him
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Danny Rose has hailed the role of
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino
in integrating him back into the
Tottenham team following his
lengthy absence. Rose has returned
after 10 months out with a knee
injury, during which time he agitated
for a transfer in August, criticising
aspects of club policy.
But Rose (right) is back in the
fold, and started in Spurs’ 1-0 defeat
of Crystal Palace on Sunday. After
that game he said that the summer’s
ructions had been “forgotten” and
said Pochettino had been “class” in
bringing him back into the team.
Most notably, Rose was brought
on for the final 10 minutes of Spurs’
1-1 draw at Real Madrid late last
month, a high-profile return that
meant a lot to the England leftback. “I thought him putting me on
against Real Madrid, even though it
was only for 10 minutes, was a class
act on his part, making me feel part
of it again, even though he didn’t
need to bring me on,” he said. “As far
as I’m concerned, me and the gaffer
are great and as long as we’ve both
got the same goals, which is to win a
trophy for Tottenham, then there’s
nothing to worry about.” Although
Champions League. On my part, it
is all forgotten about and I am just
concentrating on the job in hand:
helping Tottenham.”
Rose had not played for Spurs
since late January, when he
Rose criticised Spurs’ transfer
damaged knee ligaments. He was
and wage policies in the summer,
expected to be out for four months
his relationship with Pochettino is
and did not have surgery but when
repaired, as he explained
he was not fully healed, he
on Sunday night. “Me
had a clean-up operation
and the gaffer are fine,”
at the end of last season
he said. “We speak
meaning he was out for
most days. The last
another four months.
three years, the lads
He has missed most
will tell you I am the
of 2017 and revealed
one in his office the
how difficult he found
most, speaking to
it. “It has been too long,”
him and going through
Rose said after his first
videos and sharing text
Premier League start on
messages. Even going
Sunday. “It has been hard
round his house. Me and the
mentally watching the team
manager are fine. He has been
do well over the last nine or 10
great at integrating me
months. I am just grateful
back into the team
that I am back part of it.
and getting me some
“There are literally no
minutes.”
words to describe how
That is why
frustrating it has been,
Rose is keen to put
especially last season,
Number of months
the drama of the
seeing the football the
Danny Rose missed
with a knee injury
summer behind him.
lads were playing and
“For my part, it is
how close they went to
forgotten,” he said. “I
catching Chelsea.
think it is forgotten on
“Even this season,
the club’s point as well.
sitting on the bench [in
There is no point dwelling
the home game] against Real
in the past, if we want to take
Madrid – that wasn’t nice. It is
the club forward and go that one
nice that we won, but it is not nice
stage further and win the league
when you want to be part of it.” THE
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ew Arsenal triumphs in
little to suggest that, say, Hector
recent years have felt as
Bellerin or Aaron Ramsey or
seminal as the 2-0 win
Alexis Sanchez or Theo Walcott
at the Etihad Stadium
or Coquelin are radically better
in January 2015. It was a win
players than they were three
so unexpected, so momentous,
years ago. Yet they remain: the
that somebody was moved to
players responsible for Arsenal’s
make a YouTube compilation of
most recent era of middling
Francis Coquelin’s performance
mediocrity are, curiously, the
in central midfield that day.
same players who are now being
And it was seemingly a fleeting
asked to drag them out of it.
reminder that Arsène Wenger,
You can reinvent a club
once the most exciting and
without changing the manager:
innovative coach in
Sir Alex Ferguson broke
European football, was
up and remade at least
The players half a dozen champion
still capable of learning
responsible
a new trick or two.
teams during his time at
With the benefit of
for Arsenal’s Manchester United.
nearly three years’
What matters is the
middling
hindsight, it is possible mediocrity are ceaseless thirst for
now to see that game
new frontiers, for riskthe same ones taking, for upheaval.
as a sort of chimera,
now being
perhaps even a cruel
Compare the 2009 and
asked to drag 2011 Barcelona sides
joke on Arsenal fans.
them out of it that Guardiola led to
Arsenal were not
especially bad against
Champions League
Manchester City
glory. The midfield
on Sunday, and yet were still
trios are the same, but virtually
outplayed. Wenger muttered
everything else changed, from
about offside on the third goal,
the back four to the position of
about Raheem Sterling’s diving
Lionel Messi to the way they
skills on the second. But equally,
sought to build attacks.
City’s three goals could easily
It took Guardiola two years to
have been more.
essentially dismantle and rebuild
It was tempting to wonder,
a Champions League-winning
then, how exactly Arsenal have
team. It has taken Wenger (below)
allowed such a yawning gulf to
three to find a replacement for
appear between them and City.
Coquelin. Arsenal, the world’s
Finances have played their part,
seventh-richest club, certainly
of course. And yet perhaps a
have the resources to keep up
more telling point of comparison
with football’s rapid pace of
is 10 of the Arsenal team that
change. Whether there is the
started at the Etihad in
will, of course, is another
2015 are still at the club, as
matter entirely.
opposed to just four for City.
A year ago, when Wenger
Such is the relentless churn
was celebrating his 20th
and innovation of modern
anniversary of taking
football that clubs need to
over at Arsenal,
maintain a state of almost
Guardiola was
permanent revolution.
asked whether
Most of the jetsam of
he could ever
Manuel Pellegrini’s
see himself
City team has
staying at
been
one club
shifted
for that
out,
length
and
of time.
they
He met
have
the question
been replaced with
with a slow,
younger, hungrier
incredulous shake
faces. The process has not
of the head. “I like to
always been harmonious.
move,” he said. “I like to
Occasionally, it has been
leave, to see new things.
ruthless. Yet it appears to
Everyone is everyone.
have had the desired effect
But 20 years? No way.”
of driving up minimum
For Guardiola has
standards.
always understood
Under Pep Guardiola,
that football clubs, like
unless you are injured, you
managers, need to adapt
improve or you leave. There
to thrive. Under Wenger,
is very little middle ground.
Arsenal have failed to
Arsenal’s squad, meanadapt, which may explain
while, seems to consist of
why they are no longer
very little else. There is very
thriving. THE INDEPENDENT
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Analysis
No plan, no organisation,
no fight... Bilic’s final game
showed why he had to go
Jack
Pitt-Brooke
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t should at least be a mild
surprise when a team with
top-half ambitions concedes
four goals at home to anyone.
But when West Ham United
lost 4-1 to Liverpool on Saturday
can anyone say it was unexpected?
The last game of the Slaven Bilic
era at West Ham was desperately
typical of so much of their football
since he was in charge, and showed
exactly why he had to go.
No plan, no organisation, no
intelligence and no real fight. It
could just as easily have been the
3-0 home defeat to free-scoring
Brighton and Hove Albion last
month, the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool
back in Stratford in May, the 4-0
or 5-0 hammerings by Manchester
City last winter or the 5-1 defeat
to Arsenal 11 months ago. Both
Arsenal and Manchester City, off
the back of those games, rated
Bilic’s West Ham as tactically the
worst side in the Premier League.
Bilic is clearly an impressive man
and has been a successful manager,
first with Croatia, then briefly with
Besiktas, and in his first season
at Upton Park. But his successes
are drawn from his personality:
charismatic, persuasive and
intelligent, rather than his
methods.
He was exactly the right man
when he replaced Sam Allardyce
in 2015 to rally and unite the fans,
to harness the emotional power of
the final year at Upton Park and to
spark the players into performing
above themselves. It certainly
helped, too, that they had one
brilliant player in Dimitri Payet
who could win games by himself.
West Ham’s seventh-place finish
in 2015-16 was an achievement of
sorts but it was all downhill from
there. The problem is that Bilic is
a short-term manager and soon
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plan and had got his players up for
the occasion. But they were the
exceptions, rather than the rule.
Slaven Bilic leaves West Ham as
And while the wins over Tottenham
were sweet, West Ham could only
statistically their most successful
watch as Mauricio Pochettino’s
Premier League manager. His two
Spurs launched two consecutive
full seasons produced seventhtitle challenges while Bilic’s side did
and 11th-placed finishes. The
Croatian has the best pointsnothing of the sort.
There is the benefit of having
per-game tally of the eight men
a manager with a philosophy of
to take permanent charge of the
football and the coaching methods
club in the Premier League era.
His 87 league games produced
to play it.
Of course there are other reasons
116 points (30 wins, 26 draws) – a
which made Bilic’s life difficult.
ratio of 1.33 points per game.
The move from Upton Park to the
That places him ahead of Alan
London Stadium sucked much of
Curbishley (1.32) and Harry
the energy out of the club and he
Redknapp (1.31), though the latter
was always dealing with haphazard
achieved that mark over a sevenrecruitment and an old, tired,
season reign. West Ham scored
bloated squad.
1.41 goals per game under Bilic,
And yet he was not entirely
comfortably the highest average,
innocent in all this. He pulled out
ahead of Redknapp’s 1.20.
of a move for N’Golo Kanté in 2015,
Surprisingly given Bilic’s past
and for Kelechi Iheanacho this
as an uncompromising central
summer when they desperately
defender, his West Ham teams
needed a striker. And it was Bilic
conceded on average 1.59 goals
who prioritised the signings of
per game – only Avram Grant, at
Gokhan Tore from Besiktas on loan
1.81, had a worse record.
and then Marco Arnautovic this
summer.
enough the effects of his charisma
By the time David Sullivan was
and intelligence started to
publicly undermining Bilic
wear off. Players will not
this summer over the
be in awe of a manager
failure to sign Renato
forever. But when that
Sanches or Grzegorz
power dissipates,
Krychowiak, as part
what was left in its
of the ludicrous
West
Ham’s
place?
William Carvalho
Premier League
Bilic’s West Ham
saga, the writing
wins under Slaven
never played with
was
on the wall.
Bilic from 87
any real identity or
It was
matches
structure, or any sense
only Sullivan’s
that they were improving
unwillingness to pay
towards some idealised
off the last year of Bilic’s
standard of performance.
contract, and that 1-0 defeat of
Even on their good nights –
Spurs in May, that kept Bilic in the
the two famous 1-0 wins against
West Ham job this summer.
Tottenham – it felt as if Bilic had
At the end of last season, West
happened to land on the right
Ham had been asking after David
Wagner and Marco Silva about
Bilic. But they waited too
Players will not be in awe replacing
long and are now left with David
of a manager forever but
Moyes. It is the price they must pay
when that power dissipates, for leaving this decision far too long.
Bilic’s record
30
what is left in its place?
FORMULA ONE
Norris named new
McLaren reserve
Lando Norris will become
McLaren’s official Formula One test
and reserve driver in place of Jenson
Button for the 2018 season, the
team has confirmed. The Somerset
driver, who turns 18 next week,
won the European Formula Three
championship last month.
Norris will drive in Formula
Two, in 2018 where he will dovetail
his new McLaren commitments.
“Lando is an outstanding young
talent,” said McLaren’s Zak Brown.
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on to turn things around’
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gap between expectation levels and
reality, but unfortunately it has not
been the case. I believe in my qualities
and wanted desperately to fight on to
turn things around, but I understand
the club’s desire to make a change.”
FOOTBALL
Pirlo bows out in New York City
Andrea Pirlo has announced his
retirement after a trophy-laden
22-year career. The former
Italy international, 38,
played his final match on
Sunday as New York City
FC were knocked out of
the MLS Cup play-offs by
the Columbus Crew.
The former Milan
and Juventus
playmaker, who
revealed earlier
this year he was
planning to retire at the end of the
MLS season, published a farewell
message on Twitter.
Pirlo (left) helped Juve win
four successive Serie A titles
after joining them in 2011,
having previously spent a decade
at Milan, with whom he
claimed a host of trophies,
including winning two
Champions Leagues,
Serie A twice, the
Coppa Italia and the
World Cup.
Sullivan and Gold will hope that
Moyes can shore up a leaky defence
and maybe get a tune out of West
Ham’s big-money summer signings Marko Arnautovic and Javier
Hernandez.
Club-record capture Arnautovic
has been such a disappointment
RUGBY UNION
Tipuric and Webb
doubts for Wales
Flanker Justin Tipuric and scrumhalf Rhys Webb are understood to
be major doubts for Wales’ autumn
series opener against Australia on
Saturday.
Tipuric has a thigh injury, while
Webb is nursing a knee problem.
Cardiff Blues forward Josh Navidi
could be drafted in for Tipuric, while
Gareth Davies could start if Webb
does not recover in time. Head coach
Warren Gatland names his team on
Thursday.
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‘I wish them every
success – I’ll follow
the club from afar’
David Moyes
visited Slaven
Bilic’s West Ham
with Sunderland
last season PA
he was booed off during the recent
home defeat by Brighton.
In a joint statement on the club’s
website, Sullivan and Gold said the
decision to sack Bilic had been made
with “heavy hearts”.
The joint chairmen added: “During
the summer, the board invested
heavily, signing the players Slaven
believed would complete the squad he
needed to push the club back towards
the level we had reached in his first
season, and we believe we have the
players capable of doing that. We
have not seen enough indication of
the required improvement to give
us the encouragement that things
would change and we would meet
our Premier League aspirations this
season.
“We believe a change is now necessary to ensure we can begin to move
the team back in the right direction.”
Bilic’s assistants Nikola Jurcevic,
Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and
Miljenko Rak have also left the club.
The goalkeeping coach Chris Woods,
who worked with Moyes at Everton and Manchester United, is the
only member of the coaching staff
who still appears under the heading
“staff” on the club website.
Yet Bilic leaves West Ham as statistically their most successful Premier League manager. The Croatian
recorded a better points-per-game
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looking to create a similar sort of
money-spinning model employed
upon announcing the move by Porto and Benfica where they
yesterday.
develop and make profits on the
“I have had the privilege to work continent’s best young players.
alongside some of the most talMeanwhile, David Luiz and Conte
ented people in the world of sport will have an opportunity for reconover the past 10 years, and I will ciliation in the international break
depart incredibly proud of the when the Brazil defender returns to
achievements we have made. I wish Chelsea training tomorrow.
Chelsea every success and look forLuiz was axed for Chelsea’s 1-0
ward to following the club’s future Premier League win over Manchestriumphs from afar.”
ter United on Sunday.
Conte (right) added: “I am very
The 30-year-old, though, has a
sorry to see Michael leave
chance to show his worth to
Chelsea, and I would like
Conte while his colleagues
to thank him for all his
are on international duty
help and support since I
as Luiz was not selected
arrived at this club.
in the Brazil squad for
“ I h ave e n j oye d
this month’s friendlies
working with him very
with Japan in Lille and
much, we celebrated a
England at Wembley.
Premier League title toConte insisted the degether in May, and I wish
cision to omit Luiz from
him the very best for the
the matchday squad against
future.”
United – Andreas ChrisShould Emenalo wish
tensen started in defence
I am very
to return to work any time sorry to see
and 17-year-old midfielder
soon then Monaco are inEthan Ampadu was preterested in his services as Michael leave ferred on the bench – was
they look to solidify their Chelsea, and I tactical.
place among France’s elite would like to
And reports of behindand as a perennial Cham- thank him for the-scenes friction bepions League team.
tween
Conte and Luiz
all his help and
The sharp increase in support since I have been played down
Ligue 1 television revenue
by Chelsea, who say any
has allowed them to fur- arrived here
tensions are part of the
ther invest in a club that
fluctuations of a season
raked in enormous transfer income and not a sign of serious strain in
last summer.
the relationship. This is not like the
Emenalo is one of a number of Diego Costa row, the Blues say.
candidates that the principality
Luiz’s omission from the team
club are looking at to strengthen to face United meant he was not
and oversee their sporting infra- required for some training drills in
structure. That includes scouting the build-up and, like all other nonand identifying talented youth playing squad members, had to replayers and channelling them into port to training on Sunday morning.
the first team – something Emenalo
He will be expected to report to
has had immense success doing in training tomorrow afternoon, along
west London.
with the other Chelsea players not
The Monegasques have also con- called up by their countries.
sidered approaching Barcelona’s
Christensen thrived in the centre
under-fire sporting director Robert of Chelsea’s three-man defence, the
Fernandez for a similar post.
only blot on his performance comThe lack of pathway from acad- ing when he missed the target with
emy to first team at Stamford a free header. The 21-year-old will
Bridge has been a significant issue now be joining up with Denmark for
for Abramovich, but Monaco are the World Cup play-off with the Rekeen to blood young talent and are public of Ireland. THE INDEPENDENT
FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL
Chorley suffer late
goal heartbreak
Swansea City take
control at Liberty
Chorley of National League North
were knocked out of the FA Cup by
Fleetwood who scored an injurytime goal to win 2-1. The seventhtier side led through Marcus
Carver before Fleetwood’s Lewie
Coyle was sent off. Devante Cole
pulled one back for the League One
side (right) before Jack Sowerby’s
dramatic late winner. “It’s bitterly
tough to take,” said Chorley
manager Matt Jansen.
Swansea City are set to take control
of Liberty Stadium after agreeing
a deal with the city council. The
Premier League club and the
Ospreys rugby side have paid,
rent to a management company
since 2005. The new lease will see
Swansea pay the authority £300,000
a year for 37 years as well as giving
it a cut of stadium sponsorship
revenue and make a commitment
to build 3G pitches in the city. The
Ospreys will continue to play there.
» Second round draw, p49
Sport on tv
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At the races, 12.15pm
Snooker: Champion of Champions
ITV4, 12.45pm
Tennis: NextGen Finals
Sky Sports Arena, 1pm
T20 Cricket: India v New Zealand
Sky Sports Main Event, 1.20pm
Racing: Kempton
Racing UK, 4.30pm
Tennis: Murray v Federer
Eurosport, 7.30pm
Moyes takes
Hammers
reins for
remainder
of season
By Miguel Delaney
West Ham yesterday sacked Slaven
Bilic two days after the humbling 4-1
defeat by Liverpool, and will install
David Moyes as manager until the
end of the season. Bilic guided West
Ham to seventh in his first season –
the club’s last at Upton Park – and
despite a tough maiden campaign at
the London Stadium they rallied to
finish 11th. But the Hammers have
won just two league matches this
season, against Huddersfield and
Swansea, having begun the campaign with three successive defeats,
shipping 10 goals in the process.
Bilic said he understood jointchairmen David Sullivan and David
Gold’s “desire to make a change” as
they bid to guide West Ham away
from the foot of the table.
“I am sad that it hasn’t worked
out in the way we wanted this season,” Bilic said in a statement on
the club’s website. “But I leave with
my head held high, along with some
wonderful memories that I will
always cherish. I was confident that
we would be able to progress this
season and continue to close the
» Continued on p54
Sport
‘Disgraceful’
Tennis draw
branded sexist
» Full story, p51
07.11.17
P52
FOOTBALL
The secret
hero of the
Michael O’Neill
success story
P50-51
CRICKET
Why England’s
Crane is
indebted to his
Aussie guru
Emenalo walks away from
Chelsea after power struggle
By Ed Malyon
P49
RUGBY UNION
Anglo-Welsh
training
session ‘not
a smash-up’
Michael Emenalo has stepped down
as Chelsea’s technical director but is
already being targeted for a return
to football with Monaco.
Emenalo has been a key cog in
the Chelsea machine under Roman
Abramovich but his role has come
under increasing pressure in a power
struggle between Abramovich’s confidante, Marina Granovskaia, and
manager Antonio Conte.
Conte’s future beyond this season is by no means secure but the
manager himself is not thought to
be a reason for the Nigerian’s
departure.
Indeed, Emenalo helped
bring Conte to Stamford
Bridge and has overseen
transfers, women’s football and youth development while the former
Juventus manager won a
Premier League title in his
first season. What the Premier
League champions do to fill the
void left by Emenalo’s departure
is uncertain and will be decided
at the top of the club by
Abramovich in consultation
with directors Eugene Tenenbaum and Granovskaia.
Senior club sources say
it was no surprise to them
that Emenalo stood down
as the former Notts County defender, who played
at World Cup 1994 for Nigeria, had
made it clear to Chelsea as far back
as the summer that he was considering his future and he is understood
to want to spend some time with his
family before making any decision
on his next challenge.
“This has been a very difficult
decision to make, but one I believe
is right for both myself and my family, and the club,” Emenalo said
» Continued on p55
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