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Now Gove
criticised
over Briton
in Iran jail
» Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
hits out at ‘unreasonably hazy’ approach
» Family dismayed by Government
‘shambles’ after Boris Johnson blunder
» Health fears as imprisoned mother
seeks treatment and says that she feels
on the verge of a nervous breakdown
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13 NOVEMBER 2017
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CThePage3Profile
RUSSIA
DENISE COATES, BRITAIN’S HIGHEST-EARNING BUSINESSWOMAN
Daredevil killed in
Himalayan freefall
Cahal Milmo
An extreme sportsman famed for
his freefall stunts has been killed
in a base-jumping accident in the
Himalayas. Valery Rozov, 52, an
acclaimed Russian daredevil, was
jumping from Ama Dablam, a
6,812m-high mountain in the Everest
region, when the accident occurred
on Saturday.
Extremism is on the
rise once more
A City slicker?
Not quite. The betting magnate Denise
Coates was paid a salary of almost
£200m last year by Bet365, the online
bookmaker she founded with her
brother in a portable office in a car park
in Stoke-on-Trent in 2000.
Not bad for a girl from the Potteries
Indeed. Ms Coates, 50, earns more than
Taylor Swift, who raked in £129m last
year, and her pay is more than twice as
much as the entire wages bill for Stoke
City’s Premier League football team,
which Bet365 snapped up in 2006.
And not a silver spoon in sight?
Unlike many women who appear in
the various rich lists, Ms Coates is not
wealthy because of an inheritance
or a rich husband. While still at
comprehensive school in Stoke, she
worked as a cashier in what she once
described as her family’s chain of
“pretty rubbish betting shops”, learning
early in life that there was big money to
be made from gambling.
An eye for the main chance, then?
So it seems. After getting a firstclass Economics degree at Sheffield
University, she trained as an accountant
in the family firm before starting
Bet365 in her 30s. She was appointed
CBE in 2012 (right) for for services to the
community and business.
How does her fortune compare to those
of Britain’s wealthiest men?
She and her family rose to No 22
in this year’s rich list, with a £5bn
fortune. They overtook better-known
entrepreneurs, including Sir Richard
Branson, who is worth £4.85bn.
POLICE
Bags of cannabis
found on roadside
Council officers found seven rubbish
sacks full of cannabis plants on a
roadside verge in North Yorkshire
yesterday. Police spokeswoman
PC Amanda Hanusch-Moor said
of the discovery, on the A59 at
Blubberhouses, near Harrogate: “If
it’s yours, come and speak to us at
Harrogate Police station.”
MUSIC
Bob Dylan guitar
sells for £300, 500
A guitar played by Bob Dylan has
been sold for $396,500 (£300,490).
Heritage Auctions in Dallas said a
buyer, requesting anonymity, bought
the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic, which
Dylan played at George Harrison’s
Concert for Bangladesh in New York
in 1971 and on his Rolling Thunder
Revue tour in 1975-76.
SOCIETY
She keeps out of the limelight, then?
Very much so. She describes herself
as a “modest, hard-working executive”
who “doesn’t really enjoy public
attention” and lives quietly near Stoke
with her husband Richard and five
children - four of whom are adopted.
And out love of a flutter continues?
So it seems. Bet 365’s customers
wagered almost £47bn last year, up
from £37bn the year before.
Rachel Roberts
Don’t block my drive,
paramedics are told
Paramedics treating a man who
was vomiting blood found a note on
their ambulance telling them not to
“block my drive”. The note was left
while staff dealt with a critically ill
patient in Small Heath, Birmingham,
officials said. It read: “You may be
saving lives, but don’t park your van
in a stupid place.”
Letter from the
Chief Reporter
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On Remembrance Sunday a
nation falls silent in tribute
to those who died to secure
freedoms all too easily taken
for granted.
Until yesterday, the Queen had
laid her own wreath at all but six
of the Cenotaph ceremonies of her
reign. This time that job was done
by the Prince of Wales – a sign
of the carefully choreographed
transfer of some of the duties of
head of state from mother to son.
But Remembrance Day is also
a valuable pause in which to
consider the present as well as the
dolorous past that secured it.
The hostilities of political life
are ceased, if only for the duration
of the ceremonies, to honour
the common values of liberty,
decency and tolerance in the
name of which the soldiers fought.
The coming months will see
Britain’s sense of itself and the
nature of those values tested by
the stresses and strains of Brexit.
But as heads were bowed, it
would have been fitting also
to ponder another gathering
at which national flags were
displayed with pride this weekend.
On Saturday, some 60,000
Poles marched in Warsaw in an
independence day celebration.
Some doubtless attended out of
a benign patriotism, but among
them were others waving banners
that read “White Europe” and
“Clean Blood”.
Among the marchers were
supporters from Hungary
and Slovakia who waved flags
or symbols used in those
countries during their wartime
collaboration with the Nazis.
Extremism and polarisation
are once more on the rise.
As the philosopher George
Santayana put it: “Those who
cannot remember the past are
condemned to repeat it.”
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NEWS
COVER STORY
Gove under fire as
fears grow for British
woman in Iranian jail
By Richard Vaughan
Michael Gove has come under fire
for worsening the plight of the family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after
he claimed he “did not know” what
the British mother was doing in Iran
when she was arrested.
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard, criticised Mr
Gove’s words, describing them as
“unreasonably hazy”.
The criticism comes amid fresh
concerns about the 38-year-old’s
health as the family reported that
lumps have been found in her breasts,
sparking fears around cancer. She is
also understood to feel on the verge of
a “nervous breakdown”.
According to her husband, Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe expressed her anger
over Boris Johnson’s blunder last
week when he incorrectly claimed
she was in Iran “training journalists”.
The gaffe by the Foreign Secretary
could lead to Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s
sentence being doubled to 10 years
on charges she was “spreading
propaganda”. She is being held amid
claims she was attempting to topple
the regime.
The British citizen said her situation had become a “shambles” under
the Foreign Secretary.
Her circumstances threatened to
The Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn called yesterday
for Boris Johnson to be sacked
for “putting our citizens’ at
risk”. He said Johnson was
“undermining our country with
his incompetence” by refusing
to apologise.
Michael Gove was said to be more
interested in protecting Boris
Johnson than helping a British citizen
deteriorate further after the Environment Secretary failed to follow
the Government’s official line that she
was on holiday in Iran when she was
imprisoned 18 months ago.
Asked why the British citizen was
in Iran when she was imprisoned, Mr
Gove told the BBC’s Andrew Marr
Show yesterday: “I don’t know.
“One of the things I want to stress
is that there is no reason why Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe should be in prison
in Iran so far as any of us know. No
evidence has been produced which
suggests she should be detained.”
When it was stated that Mr Ratcliffe had made it clear she was on
holiday, Mr Gove added: “In that case
I take exactly her husband’s assurance in that regard.”
One former Tory minister told i
that Mr Gove must have been aware
of the reason behind Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s visit to Iran and claimed ignorance to take the heat off his cabinet
ally. “He’s trying to cover up for his
new mate Boris. They’ve kissed and
made up,” the Tory MP said.
The shadow minister for the
Cabinet Office Jon Trickett said
Mr Gove had compounded the Foreign Secretary’s “cavalier approach
to international diplomacy” with
his comments.
“It appears Gove is more interested in protecting Johnson’s job than
the liberty of a British citizen in jail in
Iran,” he added.
But in a statement issued yesterday by Mr Ratcliffe, he said it was not
in Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s interest for
any cabinet members to resign.
“So that this is clear – for the
media, government and particularly
for authorities in Iran – as Nazanin’s
husband, I do not believe it is in
Nazanin’s interests for there to be
any resignations,” he said.
Mr Ratcliffe also revealed that he
spoke to Mr Johnson for 20 minutes
yesterday, and may travel to Iran with
the Foreign Secretary before the end
of the year.
ENVIRONMENT
Calls for new law to curb pollution dismissed
By Rachael Roberts
Michael Gove has dismissed calls
for a new Clean Air Act to reduce
pollution levels and the deaths of
thousands of people a year in the
UK. The Environment Secretary
conceded more needed to be done
but insisted the Government was
already taking action to tackle
air pollution.
Campaigners have made
repeated calls for firmer action to
tackle air pollution but, speaking
on The Andrew Marr Show, the
Environment Secretary said:
“We need clean air action, not a
clean air Act.”
Mr Gove pledged to establish a
new independent body to deliver
a “green Brexit” amid fears
that environmental standards
required under EU law could slip.
“I think it’s only fair to say that
there are some things that have
happened while we have been in
the European Union that have
been good,” he said.
Earlier, writing for The Sunday
Telegraph, Mr Gove claimed
the new watchdog will “give the
environment a voice” and “hold
the powerful to account”.
He said the Government plans
to set up a “world-leading”
statutory body.
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EMPLOYMENT
Dyson wants it to be easier
to fire staff after Brexit
By Richard Vaughan
and William McLennan
Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe
is understood to
be near a nervous
breakdown GETTY
The businessman Sir James Dyson
has called on the Government to
scrap employment laws to make it
easier to “hire and fire” staff once
Britain leaves the EU.
The entrepreneur said inflexible
employment arrangements in the
UK made it harder for manufacturing companies to react to changes in
the market.
Asked whether the manufacturing industries would pick up once
Britain left the EU, he told the BBC’s
Andrew Marr Show: “There are the
very difficult employment laws.
“This is controversial, but since
I don’t know what orders I will get
next month or next year – and the
manufacturing industry is very
volatile – not being able to flex your
workforce is another big reason why
you wouldn’t start or expand a manufacturing business [in the UK].”
Sir James (pictured) attracted
criticism in 2003 when he shifted
the manufacturing of his vacuum
cleaner from the UK to Malaysia at
the cost of 550 jobs. The inventor
also demanded Britain “eliminate”
corporation tax to attract more business to the UK post-Brexit.
“Corporation tax is a very
odd thing, because there
are ways of getting
around paying it,” he
said. “You shouldn’t
be taxing people’s
profits; you should be
allowing people to reinvest it.” Sir James,
who campaigned for
Leave in the referendum, also called on the
Government to walk away
from the Brexit negotiations
without paying any money towards
a divorce bill.
He branded the figures demanded
by the EU as part of a financial settlement “outrageous”, adding that
the impasse in the talks lay with the
EU rather than the UK.
“I don’t think it is the Government’s fault, I think the problem is
BREXIT
NEGOTIATIONS
UK never agreed to
put figure on divorce
bill, insists Davis
By Richard Vaughan
David Davis dismissed suggestions
the UK would have to provide a final
figure on the Brexit divorce bill in
order for negotiations to move on
to trade.
Britain and the EU made no further progress in reaching a deal following the latest round of talks last
week. The negotiations ended with
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, giving the UK a two-week
deadline to come up with its offer of
a financial settlement.
The remaining 27 countries, and in
particular Germany and France, have
demanded that Theresa May’s Gov-
David Davis: UK only agreed to
sequencing of talks towards progress
ernment show “sufficient progress”
has been made on three key areas –
citizens’ rights, the Northern Irish
border and the financial settlement
– for talks to move forward.
But the Brexit Secretary yesterday
brushed off the ultimatum, stating it
was never agreed that the UK would
have to put a figure on its obligations
before negotiations could move on to
the crucial discussions about trade.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Davis
said Britain agreed to the sequencing
of talks demanded by the EU but had
told the bloc’s negotiators it would
not come up with a figure to push
them beyond “phase one”.
“They invented this phrase sufficient progress, right? It’s in their control what it really is,” he said. “One of
the reasons they did that is because
we said: ‘We’ll do this sequencing, but
don’t imagine you’ll have a number
or a formula at the end. We’ll get towards that process, but you won’t
have a number or a formula before
we move on to the next stage.’”
The 68-year-old also shrugged off
speculation around Mrs May’s future as prime minister, with reports
emerging yesterday that the EU was
preparing for her departure.
“The Prime Minister will be here
right through Brexit, until the end of
Brexit and she’ll my boss for that –
I’m quite certain of it,” he said.
Forty MPs ‘agree to join rebellion
against Prime Minister
the people we are negotiating with,”
he said.
“Demanding billions and billions
to leave is quite outrageous. And
demanding it before we have negotiated anything is outrageous.
I would walk away, I think
that is the only way to
deal with them.”
Sir James said he
believed 90 per cent
of future growth
would come from
outside the EU.
Wes Streeting, the
Labour MP for Ilford
North and member of the
Treasury Select Committee, tweeted: “No corporation
tax and firms able to hire and fire at
will. That’s James Dyson’s vision for
Brexit Britain – and families will pay
the price.”
The former Labour spin doctor
Alastair Campbell described the
businessman’s vision as “Brexit of
the right by the right for the right.”
He also described Sir James as a
“vested interest who should be challenged more”.
The Liberal Democrat MP Tom
Brake said: “These comments
demonstrate clearly why we need
to give the people the final say on
Brexit. No one voted to leave on the
basis it could mean they’d lose their
job security and make themselves
and their family poorer. Brexit is
viewed by some as an opportunity
to trash hard-won workers’ rights.
Liberal Democrats will fight against
that agenda.”
Forty MPs have reportedly agreed
to join a rebellion calling for Theresa May to step down as European
Union negotiators threaten to block
trade talks until March unless Britain agrees to settle the Brexit divorce bill.
The Prime Minister is facing revolt from within the Conservative
party after a tumultuous week that
saw the resignation of two cabinet
ministers and ended with Boris
Johnson and Damian Green also
under pressure to quit.
Last month an alleged Tory coup
was quelled when it was revealed
that Grant Shapps, the former party
chairman, was the “chief rebel”
amongst a cohort of unhappy MPs.
But a group of 40, eight short of
the number needed to force a leadership challenge, have now agreed to
add their names to a letter calling on
the Prime Minister to quit, The Sunday Times reported.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
said: “Continuing uncertainty about
the Government’s approach to
Brexit is now the biggest risk facing
our country.”
BREXIT
POLITICS
Cross-party
group to oppose
Withdrawal Bill
Gove and Johnson seek to
dictate terms to May
By William McLennan
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
By Cahal Milmo
A group of Labour and Conservative MPs opposed to a hard Brexit
have joined forces and said they
believe they have the numbers to
defeat the Government on its EU
Withdrawal Bill.
The Bill is to be debated in Parliament this week but the group has
threatened to derail it unless Mrs
May grants a meaningful vote on approving the final deal with Brussels.
The Government last week tabled
its own amendment committing
Britain to leave the EU at 11pm on
29 March 2019 regardless of the outcome of negotiations with Brussels.
A “secret letter” from two of the
Cabinet’s most prominent Leavers
dictating terms for EU departure
to the Prime Minister Theresa May
emerged yesterday.
The memo was from the Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove,
entitled “EU Exit – Next Steps” and
marked for the eyes only of Mrs May
and her chief of staff, Gavin Barwell.
It urged the Prime Minister to
ensure members of her Cabinet fall
behind their Brexit plans for a “fully
independent self-governing country
by the time of the next election”.
The leaked memo appears to
A 2012 report by Adrian
Beecroft, a Tory party
donor, recommended weakening
workers’ rights so unproductive
employees could be sacked. David
Cameron backed the idea but Lib
Dem ministers blocked it.
make a thinly veiled attack on the
Chancellor Philip Hammond, who is
seeking a softer Brexit, by referring
to some Whitehall departments
not applying “sufficient energy” to
preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
A senior government source told
The Mail on Sunday that Mr Gove
and Mr Johnson had sought to conduct a “soft coup” and make Mrs
May their “hostage” over Brexit.
Mr Gove said he would not block
Mrs May if she decided to increase
the amount, reported to be £20bn,
that Britain has signalled it would
be willing to pay to Brussels to secure a divorce deal. On The Andrew
Marr Show Mr Gove said: “I would
not block the Prime Minister in
doing what she believed was right.”
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NEWS
HEALTH
1% of fatal heart attacks in men ‘result from sex’
By Alex Matthews-King
One in every 100 fatal heart
attacks in men is triggered by sex,
according to a scientific paper
exploring the impact of sexual
exertion on cardiac arrest.
Sex is a “recognised trigger”
for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA),
but only one third of cases saw
resuscitation attempted despite
their partner being present, the
Journal of the American College of
Cardiology reported.
Dr Sumeet Chugh, the associate
director of the Cedars-Sinai
Heart Institute, which examined
more than 4,500 fatal cardiac
arrests said: “Even though
SCA during sexual activity was
witnessed by a partner, bystander
resuscitation was performed in
only one third of the cases. These
findings highlight the importance
of continued efforts to educate
the public on the importance
of bystander cardiopulmonary
resuscitation for SCA, irrespective
of the circumstance.”
Survival after a heart attack
is much more likely when chest
compressions and CPR are
started as bystanders wait for an
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Other parliamentarians facing
inquiries include the international
trade minister Mark Garnier, who is
accused of asking his secretary to buy
sex toys for him, and the former Tory
MP Stephen Crabb, who allegedly
sent explicit texts to a 19-year-old.
The Labour MP for Luton North,
Kelvin Hopkins, faces questioning
over complaints that he hugged an
activist inappropriately.
The Conservative MP Chris Pincher
referred himself to police after an
allegation about his behaviour.
of a Cabinet Office investigation
following allegations, strongly
denied, that he had made sexual
advances towards a Tory activist 30
years his junior.
The Whitehall inquiry into the
First Secretary of State, effectively
the Prime Minister’s deputy,
was widened last week
after the discovery of the
pornography was made
public by Bob Quick,
a former assistant
commissioner at the
Met. Following the
reports, Mr Green said
suggestions that he had
extreme pornography on a
computer amounted to “false,
disreputable political smears”.
He added: “More importantly, the
police have never suggested to me
that improper material was found
on my parliamentary computer, nor
did I have a ‘private’ computer, as has
been claimed.”
Mr Green, Mr Quick and Sir Paul
gave evidence to the latest inquiry,
led by Sue Gray, last week.
Sir Paul (inset) said he had viewed
the allegations as a “side issue” and it
was not Scotland Yard’s role to police
the workplace.
“I regret that it is in the public
domain,” he told the BBC. “There
was no criminality involved, there
were no victims, there was no
vulnerability and it was not a matter
of extraordinary public interest.”
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EDUCATION
Let children play with gender, says Church
By Alison Kershaw
Children should be able to try out
“the many cloaks” of sexual identity
without being labelled or bullied, the
Church of England has said.
In new advice issued to its schools,
the Church said youngsters should
be free to “explore the possibilities
of who they might be”. Nursery and
primary school in particular is a time
of “creative exploration”, it says, and
youngsters should be able to pick the
tutu, tiara and heels, as well as, or,
the helmet, tool belt and superhero
cloak “without comment”.
Guidance for Church of England
schools on homophobic bullying
was first published three years ago,
and has now being updated to cover that of others”. The advice goes on to
say: “In the early years and throughtransphobic and biphobic bullying.
No child should be bullied be- out primary school, play should be a
hallmark of creative exploration.
cause of their perceived or ac“Pupils need to be able to
tual sexual orientation or
play with the many cloaks
gender identity, it warns.
of identity (sometimes
Homophobic, biphobic
and transphobic bullyquite literally). Children
ing causes “profound
should be at liberty to
The number of
damage”, makes chilexplore the possibilischools
run
by
the
dren feel unsafe and
ties of who they might
Church
of
England
puts their education at
be without judgement
or derision. For examrisk, the guidance says.
ple, a child may choose the
It says that schools
tutu, tiara and heels and/or
which “promote dignity for
the fireman’s helmet, tool belt and
all” enable pupils to “accept difference of all varieties and be sup- superhero cloak without expectation
ported to accept their own gender or comment.”
It adds: “Children should be afidentity or sexual orientation and
4,700
forded freedom from the expectation of permanence. They are in
a ‘trying on’ stage of life, and so no
labels need to be fixed. This should
inform the language teachers use
when they comment, praise or
give instructions.
“It may be best to avoid assumptions which deem children’s behaviour irregular, abnormal or
problematic just because it does not
conform to gender stereotypes.”
The guidance acknowledges that
there is a wide range of views among
Christians and people of all beliefs
about same-sex marriage, sexual
orientation and gender identity.
But it also says: “The aim of this
guidance is to prevent pupils in
Church of England schools from
having their self-worth diminished
or their ability to achieve impeded
by being bullied because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or
gender identity.”
The Church of England has 4,700
schools, collectively teaching a million pupils.
In a foreword, the Archbishop of Canterbury says:
“All bullying, including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic
bullying causes damage, leading
to mental health disorders, selfharm, depression and suicide.”
ANIMALS
Dog who fled
fireworks is
rescued
from 6in gap
By David Wilcock
A dog that became wedged between a
wall and a conservatory when she was
spooked by fireworks and jumped out
of a window was rescued by firefighters in a three-hour operation.
Taba disappeared via a first-floor
window while her owners were out
on 3 November and was discovered
stuck fast in a six-inch gap at a house
half a mile away the following evening,
the RSPCA revealed yesterday.
She was discovered only because
the owner of the house in Watford
went out to discover why her cat was
behaving strangely, the charity said.
After RSPCA inspector Rachel
Smith was unable to free her, fire officers were called and hauled her to
safety using ropes after
she was sedated.
Ms Smith said
Taba was lucky
to be found at
all in the tiny
space between
two brick walls,
after using a
conservatory roof
at home to escape.
She said: “Taba,
who isn’t a small dog, ran into the
gap head-first, possibly because she
was spooked by fireworks, but then
she got completely wedged. She
barely had room to breathe.
“She was so scared and distressed
– I was concerned that she was going
to wedge herself in even tighter, but
I managed to get a hook around her
collar and hold her in place while I
called the fire service.”
Despite her ordeal, Taba suffered
only sore paws and went home after
a night at the vet’s.
Ms Smith added: “Taba was distressed and disorientated. Thankfully she was microchipped. I spoke
to her owner, who had been looking
for her after she went missing the
night before.”
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at the tree farm
Christmas trees at the beginning
of the harvesting process at a farm
in Aberdeenshire, which supplies
a quarter of a million Christmas
trees to B&Q stores. At Tillygreig
farm at Ellon a team of 60 growers
works across 480 acres, preparing
the Nordmann fir trees for the
festive season. PA
DEFENCE
Tank upgrade project has cost £381m and is running late
By Jon Vale
Defence bosses have spent at least
£381m overhauling British tanks,
figures reveal, amid concerns over
costs and delays.
US defence firm Lockheed Martin
was appointed six years ago to overhaul and fit new gun turrets to Britain’s ageing fleet of Warriors, which
have served in the Gulf, Bosnia and
Iraq. But Ministry of Defence docu-
ments warn that the upgrade is a
year behind schedule and incurring
extra costs as a result of delays.
Up to 380 Warriors were to be
upgraded under the original plans,
forming the backbone of two armoured infantry brigades planned
as part of a reorganisation of the
Army. However one of these brigades could be disbanded, with
hundreds of its fighting vehicles
scrapped, to cut costs.
Labour’s Kevan Jones, a former
defence minister, said: “Ministers
need to urgently explain how £381m
has already been spent on a vehicle
that might now only be deployed
in very limited numbers. The Government’s attempts to balance the
books of the defence budget are becoming increasingly chaotic.”
The £381m bill for the Warrior
programme represents the costs to
the end of July and was confirmed
following a Freedom of Information
request by the Press Association.
The MoD was unable to confirm how that compared with the
project’s original budget. But a ministry report said the Warrior project
had increased forecast costs “as a
result of delays in the demonstration
phase”. It also forecasts a “12-month
slip to equipment delivery”, with negotiations with Lockheed Martin key
to addressing this.
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Nobel medal and others may fetch £150,000
By Rachael Burnett
A gold Nobel Prize medal awarded
to a radiochemist is expected to
sell for thousands of pounds.
The Hungarian scientist
George de Hevesy was awarded
the Nobel Prize in 1943 for his
work developing isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical and
biological processes.
His medal, together with three
others, is estimated to fetch
between £120,000 and
£150,000 when it is auctioned by Morton &
Eden in London on
23 November.
The lot will also
include a Royal Society’s Copley medal,
Royal College of Physicians’ Baly medal and
Atoms for Peace Award.
Mr Hevesy also concealed two
other Nobel Prize medals,
awarded to fellow scientists, from capture by
the Nazis during the
Second World War
by dissolving them
in liquid.
After the war he reconstituted the gold and
the medals were reawarded to their original recipients.
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The majority of rail passengers try to
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research following a rise in “trap and
drag” accidents.
Seven out of 10 travellers would
still attempt to board a train despite
the door alarm sounding, and more
than half would try to enter a carriage just before the doors start to
close, safety body the Rail Safety and
Standards Board (RSSB) found.
Several passengers have been injured after being trapped in doors
and dragged by trains in recent years.
Neelan Malik suffered head, back
and hand injuries at Hayes and Harlington station in west London in July
2015 when she was dragged 19 metres
along the platform as her hand became trapped in the door.
Train driver Stephen Murdoch,
45, was cleared of endangering passenger safety after a four-day trial at
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A report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch said that “the
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her hand in the closing door in the
expectation that it would re-open as
a consequence”.
The RSSB published
research in July which it
claimed showed safety levels were
“as good for passengers who board
and alight from trains without a
guard being present as they are for
those using other services”.
In the wake of the accident the
agency ordered the RSSB to research travellers’ approach to closing train doors and “identify means
for deterring members of the public
from obstructing train doors”.
Paul Leach of the RSSB said:
“Train travel is really safe, but it’s
vital that passengers aren’t tempted to make a dash for the doors, no
matter how rushed they are.
“The best way to avoid the risk of
a nasty accident is to keep back from
the edge and not try to get on or off
once the door alarm starts to sound.
“Despite their appearance, train
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necessarily re-open if something is
trapped in them.”
At least 15 serious accidents were
recorded in the last decade. In two
incidents in 2015, people were pulled
beneath a train.
Trade unions have raised concerns
about the safety implications of not
having guards on trains departing
platforms, leading to strikes across
the country.
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Portas plan to save towns’
shops dismissed as stunt
By William McLennan
Mary Portas was
appointed ‘high
street tsar’ by
David Cameron
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Death of the high street
‘greatly exaggerated’
By William McLennan
The decline of the high street appears to be slowing, with the lowest
level of chain store closures since
2010 recorded in the first half of
this year.
But the face of physical retailing
is changing, with clothing shops
losing out to e-cigarette vendors,
beauticians and ice-cream parlours, researchers who tracked
67,521 chain stores in 500 town
centres discovered.
Some 2,342 shops opened in the
first six months of 2017, with 2,564
closing, equivalent to 14 closures
per day, according to the report by
the Local Data Company for PwC.
This was a net closure of 222
stores in the first half of the year,
compared with 503 in the same
period last year. Charity, shoe, gift,
and women’s clothing shops were
among the hardest hit, with consumers continuing to favour online
retail. Estate agents also lost out,
with a net decline of 36 high street
offices, as websites such as Rightmove provided online support for
house hunters, the report said.
Retail units taken over by the
likes of Sky and other subscription
services looking to sign up customers to monthly contracts were
found to be propping up the high
street. Ice-cream parlours are also
among the resurgent retailers.
Market analysts welcomed the
findings, but warned that retailers must “continue to evolve” if
Vape shops on increase
The rising use of e-cigarettes has
seen vape shops opening
across the UK, with
retailers utilising the
wide range of flavours
and technology on
offer to lure in shoppers. Vape shops
showed the strongest
growth in the first six
months of this year, with
77 opening and 43 closing.
PwC said the majority of this
growth has come from the chains
Totally Wicked and Vaporized,
which are among the top 50 fastestgrowing “multiples” across the UK.
they want to survive. Lisa Hooker,
consumer markets leader at PwC,
said: “It’s encouraging to see the
high street holding up – and even
rallying in some cases. The twin
cannons of increased online purchases and a tough economy have
seen many retailers take a long,
hard look at their store portfolios.
There will always be a physical
presence on the high street, but
developments in technology are
accelerating and impacting future
staffing and operating models.”
The number of retail businesses
failing has also declined. Mike
Jervis, insolvency partner and retail specialist
at PwC, said that this
“reflects a more stable
environment”. Some
towns even bucked
the declining trend,
and Yorkshire and the
Humber showed an overall increase of 12 shops.
Matthew Hopkinson, director of The Local Data Company
said the “leisure sector”, including
restaurants, pubs and coffee shops,
is responsible for slowing decline.
POLITICS
Small firms could be drawn into VAT net
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
Leaders of small businesses
have warned of a “massive
drag” on the economy if the
Chancellor, Philip Hammond,
lowers their VAT threshold in
next week’s Budget.
Mr Hammond is reportedly
contemplating raising up to
£1.5bn extra by reducing the
£85,000 turnover figure after
which small companies become
liable to charge 20 per cent VAT
on all their sales.
Advisers found that
companies were either stopping
growing or under-reporting
their revenues in order to avoid
crossing the £85,000 limit.
They suggested that halving
the threshold to £43,000 could
raise VAT receipts from small
businesses by £1bn to £1.5bn.
Reducing it to the EU average of
£20,000 could raise £2bn.
At present, some 55 per cent
of small businesses fall below
the VAT limit.
A government campaign to save
the high street has been labelled
a “publicity stunt” after figures
showed that almost 1,000 shops
had closed in target towns in the
past five years.
The retail expert Mary Portas,
appointed “high street tsar” by the
former prime minister David Cameron, set out to turn 12 pilot towns
into thriving shopping hubs, with
each receiving a share of a £1.2m
government grant.
But nearly one in five shops have
closed in the towns since the initiative was launched in 2012, according
to the Local Data Company, around
the same rate as in the rest of the
country, with many retailers protesting against the Government’s
rise in business rates.
Marie Spence opened an independent womenswear shop,
Isn’t She Lovely, in Market Rasen,
north Lincolnshire, after it was announced the town would be part of
the pilot.
It was “undoubtedly more of a
publicity stunt,” she told the retail magazine Drapers, adding: “I
opened my shop up shortly after
the scheme, and I didn’t get help or
funding. I managed for a couple of
years, but thanks to business rates
and other factors, we were one of
the first fashion retailers to close
in Market Rasen. After that, shops
there began closing once every
few weeks.”
The towns – Bedford, Croydon,
Dartford, Greater Bedminster,
Liskeard, Margate, Market Rasen,
Nelson, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea,
Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees and
Wolverhampton – have experienced
a net loss of 969 retail units over the
five years, the BBC-commissioned
research found.
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HEALTH
Doctors’ pension
funds invested
in baby formula
Britain ‘is in
grip of a stress
epidemic’
By Jan Goodey and Cahal Milmo
Pension funds investing on behalf of
doctors and nurses are pouring vast
sums into companies producing baby
formula products which it is claimed
are being marketed abroad “without
clear scientific rationale”.
A report has accused the four largest manufacturers of baby milk substitutes (BMS) – Swiss-based Nestlé,
France’s Danone, and the American
companies Mead Johnson Nutrition
and Abbott Laboratories – of differentiating their products across markets based on consumer research
rather than hard science.
Infant health experts have long
The funds, whose members
include dozens of NHS
trusts, have £490m invested in
Nestlé, £52m in Danone, £45m in
Abbott Laboratories and £10m in
Mead Johnson.
By Alan Jones
emphasised that breastfeeding delivers significant benefits in the first
years of life.
The Milking It study, led by Britishbased campaign group the Changing Markets Foundation, found that
families in some parts of the world
are paying huge premiums. In Britain, feeding a two to three-monthold baby with BMS costs up to 3 per
cent of the average salary. However,
in China, buying a premium formula
brand can cost up to 40 per cent of
the average income.
Data released to i under Freedom
of Information rules shows public
sector pension funds are investing
heavily in the BMS sector. The International Special Dietary Foods
Industries group, which represents
BMS manufacturers including the
four named in the study, insisted formula products were being marketed
according to regulations and science.
Nestlé and Mead Johnson also defended their research and marketing
as responsible and backed by science.
Pressure at work, financial worries
and concerns about health are leaving Britain in the grip of a stress “epidemic”, a report warns.
A survey of 4,000 adults by the
insurance giant Axa found that four
out of five felt stressed during a typical week, while almost one in 10 were
stressed all the time.
Workplace stress was linked to the
“always on” culture, with most people
taking calls or checking emails in the
evenings and at weekends.
More than two out of three were
worried about their salary prospects,
while almost as many were concerned about paying household bills.
Cardiff was said to be the most
stressed city, followed by Belfast,
Sheffield, London and Leeds, while
people were least stressed in Brighton, Newcastle, Liverpool, Cambridge,
Birmingham and Leicester, the report added.
Men were more likely to be stressed
about work, the study revealed.
Many of those questioned said
they watch TV, listen to music, read
a book, exercise or drink alcohol to
help combat stress.
Wind whips up a storm
Waves crash into the sea wall at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, as Britain
braces for a very chilly spell over the coming weeks. It is time to take out
the woolies, with temperatures having plunged below zero last night
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Viva Forever... Posh poised to join
fellow Spice Girls for 2018 reunion
‘Mr Bean’
star to
become a
father again
By Rachel Roberts
The Spice Girls are set to make
a comeback next year, according
to reports.
Fans of the all-girl supergroup
expressed delight following reports
the pop icons will reunite once again.
First formed in 1994, the band sold
more than 85 million records.
Victoria Beckham, Geri Horner,
Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown
and Melanie Chisholm will come
together for a compilation album and
television show, with their original
manager, Simon Fuller, said to be
working with them again.
Previously known by the
nicknames Posh (Victoria), Ginger
(Geri), Baby (Emma), Scary (Mel B)
and Sporty (Mel C), the architects
of 1990s “girl power” became the
best-selling female band of all time,
before splitting in 2000.
The five were involved in secret
talks since the summer, The Sun
newspaper reported, and finally they
are all on board for a 2018 reunion.
Getting Victoria to agree was said
to have been a coup for everyone
involved, given that she has always
been the person holding back on
a reunion.
Mel B’s tumultuous divorce from
the American film producer Stephen
Belafonte is believed to be a factor
in the band’s decision to get back
together, and the birth of Geri’s
The five singers last
appeared together at the
London 2012 Olympics closing
ceremony, where they played the
songs “Wannabe” and “Spice Up
Your Life”.
By Rachel Roberts
Girl power
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The total number
of UK number
ones achieved by
the Spice Girls – more
than any other
female group
son last year is also said to have
helped to thaw relations between
the women.
All five have children, and with
Victoria and Mel B living in Los
Angeles and the others based in
London, getting them together is said
to have proved a logistical challenge.
All are multi-millionaires with
various business and creative
8m
Worldwide sales for
‘Wannabe’, the biggest
selling debut single of all
time. It topped the charts
in 37 countries after its
release in July 1996
commitments, and Victoria has
preferred to focus on her fashion
brand in recent years.
“Plans at the moment are still
in the early stages, and everything involving the girls tends
to be complicated because they
are so busy,” said one source to
the newspaper.
“But the team behind the reun-
1.8m
The number of sales
for debut album ‘Spice’
in seven weeks, making
the Spice Girls the
biggest-selling British
act since The Beatles
ion are delighted to have made it to
this point.”
Geri, said to be the driving force
behind plans to reform, had told Red
magazine she had “given up trying”
after recent stalled attempts. “I still
love the girls and there are other bits
and bobs in the pipeline,” she said.
i has contacted Simon Fuller
for comment.
Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson
is reportedly to become a father
again at the age of 62.
The comedian’s partner, actress Louise Ford, 33, has been
photographed in the late stages
of pregnancy, and the couple are
said to be “over the moon”. Atkinson has two adult children, Ben,
32, and Lily, 21, from his previous
marriage to Sunetra Sastry.
He began dating Ford – who
plays Kate Middleton in Channel
4’s royal comedy, The Windsors
– following the break-up of his
25-year marriage in 2014. The comedian met Ford when they acted
together in the West End play
Quartermain’s Terms in 2012.
A source told the Sunday People:
“Rowan and Louise are over the
moon and can’t wait for their new
arrival. It’s a very happy time for
them both.”
Ford grew up in south-east
London and trained as an actor at
RADA after studying English at
Southampton University.
She appeared in the Channel 4
comedy Crashing before landing
her role in The Windsors. Atkinson
is worth an estimated £70m after
appearances in films including
Four Weddings and a Funeral, cowriting the Blackadder series and
creating cult classic Mr Bean.
Atkinson’s agent did not respond to a request for comment.
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Police chiefs urge public to hand in illegal or unwanted guns
By Matthew Cooper
A two-week UK-wide firearms surrender campaign is targeting unlawfully-held trophies of war as well as
guns in the hands of criminal gangs.
Senior officers hope the initiative,
starting today, will emulate the suc-
cess of a similar campaign across
England and Wales in 2014, during
which more than 6,000 weapons
were handed in.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for criminal use of firearms,
Northumbria Police assistant chief
constable Helen McMillan, said it
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was aimed at the “full spectrum” of
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police,” she said.
“You don’t have to give your name
or address, we just want more guns
out of harm’s way. Each firearm we
retrieve has the potential to save a life
so do the right thing and surrender
your weapon.
“Be it a BB gun, air weapon, a rifle,
a shotgun or a pistol, it could be a
trophy of war, it could be a starting
pistol, please contact us on 101 and
arrange to hand it in to your nearest
police station.”
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A very Russian Brexit?
No 10 must investigate claims of Putin-backed meddling
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very now and then,
observing the strange
state of global events,
we must pause to
remind ourselves we are
witnessing reality, and
not some weird television show. The
latest example came at the weekend
when the leader of the US, a man
following in footsteps of Lincoln,
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Reagan,
said he trusted Vladimir Putin’s
denials of Russian involvement in
last year’s presidential election.
Never mind that Putin is a
proven liar, as seen over his
invasion of Crimea, let alone the
corrupt and repressive ruler of
an aggressive rival power. Nor
that US intelligence agencies have
concluded that Russia supported
Donald Trump’s ascent to power,
while technology companies admit
finding evidence to support their
case. “He said he didn’t meddle,”
said Trump after meeting Putin in
Vietnam on Friday. “You can only
ask so many times.”
Trump’s preference for Putin’s
word over intelligence painstakingly
gathered by his security services is
highly political, a desperate attempt
to deflect rising heat over his team’s
links to Moscow. Yet at least there
is official investigation and debate
in Washington over attempts to
attack democracy with a campaign
of dezinformatsiya [disinformation].
Contrast that with the near-silence
in Britain over interference in Brexit.
It would be surprising if Russia
had not sought to meddle in our
referendum, given Putin’s contempt
for key Western alliances such as
the European Union and Nato.
His nation has been developing
disinformation tactics since the
Cold War and, with an ex-KGB man
in the Kremlin, adapted them after
seeing how social media offered
a soft underbelly for democracy.
Moscow has stirred up dissent
in other European countries by
fanning fake news on migrants and
funding far-right groups.
Now we are starting to scent that
serious efforts may have taken place
to influence the Brexit vote – an
unexpected result won by a narrow
margin. A team at City University
discovered that 13,500 fake Twitter
accounts disappeared shortly after
the vote, having posted almost
65,000 messages in a month, with
a clear slant towards the Leave
campaign. The US television
network CNN found that trolls
linked to the Russian government
posted a tidal wave of pro-Brexit
and anti-EU messages on voting day.
CNN found
trolls linked to
Russia posted
a tidal wave of
anti-EU abuse
on voting day
Vladimir Putin is no doubt delighted that the Brexit vote weakened both Britain and Europe AFP/GETTY
Wired magazine took a snapshot
of accounts confirmed to Congress
as Russian-backed and found
that they spread bile linked to
Brexit, along with slurs against
migrants and Muslims. Typical
was an alleged “proud Texan and
American patriot” who tweeted
to 16,826 followers: “I hope UK
after #Brexitvote will start to clear
their land from Muslim invasion.”
The Mail on Sunday spoke to a
whistleblower from an infamous
St Petersburg “troll factory” who
confirmed that it was ordered
to spread discord and publish
pro-Leave posts.
Damian Collins, the Tory
chairman of the Commons
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committee, says that Russian
organisations sought to “target and
influence” voters. He has asked
social media firms to provide details
of relevant accounts as part of an
inquiry into fake news. Yet Boris
Johnson, our embarrassment of a
Foreign Secretary given the post
after leading the Brexit campaign,
insists that he is unaware of any
Russian meddling. Even for such
a slippery character, this was a
bizarre claim.
There seems to be a clear-cut
case that Putin ordered his spooks
and allies to push Brexit, spread
discord and stir hatred. Then there
is the puzzling wealth of Arron
Banks, the insurance tycoon with
a Russian wife who pumped £9.6m
into anti-Brussels groups such as
Ukip and the Leave.EU campaign.
A long, forensic article on
the Open Democracy website
examined his business dealings,
concluding that it was a mystery
how he could give away so much
cash. ‘There is no doubt that Banks
did more than most to make Brexit
happen – the question is, how could
he afford it?’ it asked.
Now the Electoral Commission
has disclosed that it is investigating
Banks’s donations to see whether
he broke campaign rules and
examining “the true source” of
loans and donations. This is serious
stuff, given the influence bought by
this bumptious man.
Banks was also among the first
Britons to meet Trump after his
election triumph – pictured in
the property magnate’s gilded
penthouse with their mutual
friend Nigel Farage, the former
Ukip leader who openly admits his
admiration for Putin.
In another twist to this
disconcerting saga, Farage was
caught earlier this year slipping
in to the Ecuadorian embassy in
London, where the WikiLeaks
founder, Julian Assange, has been
hiding from deportation to Sweden
over rape allegations.
WikiLeaks published the Hillary
Clinton emails – almost certainly
hacked by Russians – that helped
Trump to reach the White House.
“I never discuss where I go or who
I see,” said Farage. Yet usually
he adores the spotlight and says
anything for publicity.
Ben Bradshaw, a Labour
former minister, argues that the
Government has a duty to treat this
issue as seriously as Washington
by launching a judge-led inquiry
into “dark money” and Russian
manipulation. He is right. We
need to know the true facts for the
sake of national security and wellbeing. Theresa May must put her
country first – even though there
are also questions about a £425,000
donation from a secret source to
her ally in Northern Ireland, the
Democratic Unionist Party, that
was strangely spent in London on
Brexit promotion.
We do not know what influence
the Russians had on the referendum
result, if any. We do know, however,
that Brexit has left our nation
horribly divided, undermining the
Union and fuelling nationalism
while opening up fissures between
young and old, rich and poor, north
and south.
The ballot weakened both Britain
and Europe. No doubt Putin is
delighted. For the health of our
nation, it is vital that we find out if
our democracy has fallen victim to
foreign intervention.
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“I could see the
gravestones in their
thousands. I could hear
the sound of the birds.”
Andrew Johnston’s
Letter from the Assistant
Editor (i, 11 November)
painted, for me, the
most deeply moving pen
picture of his discoveries
along the Western
Front, I have ever read.
Thank you, Andrew, for
sharing your story. I
have directed people to
the piece, and I hope and
pray they read it too.
By the way, this is the
first time I’ve ever sent a
letter to any newspaper.
Thank you again.
VAL CROSS
SOUTHAMPTON
Remember all
their sacrifices
This year’s Festival of
Remembrance at the
Royal Albert Hall didn’t
need to be so “Church
of England” . The most
solemn moment – the
sounding of the Last
Post – was sandwiched
between two bits of
“worship”. Personally,
had I been one of the
many Indian Muslims
who served in the First
World War with my
father, an agnostic, I
think I would have felt
offended. I see it as a
thoughtless distraction,
as there is no obvious
connection between
remembering those who
died in wars and the
Church of England, or
any other religion.
Both the Cenotaph
in London and my local
war memorial were
explicitly built after that
war without religious
symbolism, showing
respect for all who fell.
CHRIS BENEY
BUSHEY,
HERTFORDSHIRE
The true cost of
driverless cars
There has been much
discussion recently
about self-driving cars
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to any other event, unless
it finishes early enough
for my 7pm curfew?
I probably speak for a
number of people with
various disabilities when
I say that we, too, have
lives to live and enjoy.
SHEILA APPLETON
HERNE BAY, KENT
(i, 11 November), but
one aspect has not been
discussed. How will the
authorities make up the
revenues that will no
longer be generated by
speeding or parking?
Driverless vehicles
will have access to GPS
information about roads,
speed limits and parking
restrictions. Currently,
local authorities collect
nearly £800m a year
in parking fines, while
speeding tickets raises
a further £10m, which is
some shortfall.
IAN RUDD
GUILFORD, SURREY
In defence of
Priti Patel
The business
of Christmas
The answer to Alice
Saunders’ letter (Your
View, 11 November)
about the early presence
of Christmas cards etc
in our shops is, simply
“competition”. Some
people like to prepare
early and if just one
shop starts displaying
anything Christmassy,
then all the others will
follow, not to be beaten.
The charity shop in
which I work has been
selling cards for several
weeks, followed closely
by “gifts”. And the
pressure has been on
to sell Christmas raffle
tickets for the past month.
RICHARD FINCH
WIGTON, CUMBRIA
Alice Saunders writes
(Your View, 11 November)
that her granddaughter,
an American, is puzzled
that people in the UK
begin to anticipate
Christmas as early as
August. Americans, you
see, have Thanksgiving
in late November
to decelerate the
seasonal steamroller
of merchandising. Of
course, we British
also have a major
commemoration
in November,
Remembrance Sunday.
It’s a shame that it too
doesn’t act as a brake on
our manic rush towards
Christmas. And how
appropriate it would be
if, before we focus on
the Prince of Peace, we
acknowledge Siegfried
Sassoon’s sobering
vision of the Prince of
Darkness “standing bareheaded by the Cenotaph....
As he walked away I
heard him laugh.”
REV KIM FABRICIUS
SWANSEA
The end of
Agatha Christie
Thank goodness for
Janet Street-Porter
and her common-sense
approach to the recent
sexual revelations
about various media
personalities (Comment,
11 November). The BBC
has decided to cancel its
Boxing Day showing of
an Agatha Christie story
amid allegations made
against one of its actors,
Ed Westwick. What
happened to our notion
of “innocent until proved
guilty”. We will now
miss out on what would,
no doubt, have been an
excellent production. As
Street-Porter suggests,
we are not condoning
inappropriate sexual
behaviour, but there has
been an overreaction
from some companies,
with a resulting loss of
enjoyment for TV and
cinema viewers.
WENDY BARKER
KEMPSTON, BEDFORD
The last two Christmases
were sullied by versions
of Agatha Christie’s work
that had little to do with
the style of the queen of
crime, and extended to
the inclusion of language
that Christie would
never have dreamed of
deploying. If then, for
whatever reason, we are
to be deprived of another
Yuletide offering by the
same team, it will indeed
be a time to be joyful.
EDWARD THOMAS
EASTBOURNE,
EAST SUSSEX
Some of us need
guards on trains
I can only guess that
Lewis Graham (Your
View, 11 November) is
a healthy, able-bodied
individual. Can he
suggest how I, as a
wheelchair-dependent
traveller, would get on
and off of a train without
a guard, or a second
person on board, to help
me to use a ramp at an
unmanned station?
Many stations are
either not manned at
all, or are manned for
only a couple of hours
a day. Others, including
my local station, are
unmanned after 7pm.
Does this mean I should
always be home before
7pm? Can I not go to a
theatre, say in London, or
So, Priti Patel has a
huge ego and is only
interested in her own
development. Show me
a politician who does
not fit that description.
She might be Priti
Vacant when it comes to
diplomatic procedure,
but at least she is
pro-active and takes an
interest in her job, unlike
old fuddy-duddy Theresa
May, who could not even
be bothered to appear in
a televised debate during
the election campaign.
Westminster needs
alternative characters
like Ms Patel, who think
outside the box. Who
knows, one day she
might make a Priti good
Prime Minister.
MALCOLM WALKER
HORLEY, SURREY
A European
negotiator?
It seems clear that
negotiations between
Britain and the EU
are bogged down. In
particular, the diplomats
seem unable to find
a solution to the Irish
border problem. Is
this not the time for a
mediator to help the talks
along? A world figure of
undoubted competence,
like Barack Obama, is
needed.
ROGER SCEATS
SURBITON, SURREY
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I’ll play Trump,
says Mirren
Having already played the Queen,
Dame Helen Mirren would quite like
to throw her hat into the ring to play
Donald Trump – if ever a film was
made about the US President.
The 72-year-old actress thinks
she would be “so funny” in the role,
explaining that she’s halfway there
because “I’ve almost got the hair”.
Dame Helen (right) said Trump
was “a fantastic sort of slightly
Shakespearean character”. She said:
“He may have a Shakespearean fall,
I don’t know, but you know, he is an
extraordinary character.”
But where to start with getting
into character? She added: “You have
to start with the child, and the child
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in fashion
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I have fought anorexia for the best part of 50 years
HEALTH
Pauline
Dyrbusz
I
will be 64 years old next Sunday.
I keep thinking of the lyrics to
The Beatles’ song (now I’m really
showing my age) asking whether
you’d still be loved “when I’m 64?”
The reason this has stuck in my mind
is that, in my head, I am still about
14. I feel that I have not actually lived
the intervening 50 years. They were
effectively hijacked by anorexia. This
is not an exaggeration in my case.
It appeared totally out of the blue
and sabotaged every attempt I have
made to rid myself of it. It has taken
precedence over all aspects of my life
– my career, relationships, friends,
amazing opportunities that I had
dreamt of. If I were not blighted by
this affliction, I may have been able
to fulfil these dreams – but anorexia
has kept me stuck rigid within its
grasp. It is a paralysing force. I have
spent almost 50 years waiting for
it to “go away” so that I can start
living my life. With increasing age
and the physical consequences –
such as osteoporosis, Raynaud’s,
hyponatremia, underlying daily
anxiety and stress about food – it
seems rather late to think about
living my life because I hardly know
who I am.
Media coverage of anorexia
invariably concentrates on
young sufferers and this is to be
applauded. If it can be “caught” and
exterminated at the outset, before
it becomes deeply embedded in the
psyche, there is greater chance of
full recovery. But in some cases, it
lingers in the background – always
waiting to pounce, almost as a fallback mechanism in times of stress.
There is no sugar-coating
anorexia, and media coverage often
ignores the true extent of the illness,
focusing on “transformations”. It
is not “cool” when your hair starts
falling out, fine downy hair appears
on your thighs and arms, you are
always cold and feeling weak, your
periods stop, you are constipated...
no joie de vivre.
The trivialisation of the disease
also does little to help the wider
perception of it. Losing weight
just because you’ve split up with
your boyfriend and can’t eat is not
anorexia. Anorexia can be fatal and
lifelong. It is secretive, and changes
REMEMBRANCE
Stefano
Hatfield
Of fathers
and precious
memories
T
his year, Remembrance
Sunday fell upon my
birthday and, as that
coincidence always does, it
makes me particularly wistful for
the father I never knew; makes me
think of all those who never knew a
parent, nor what their experiences
were truly like during “the war”.
Edwin Hatfield died in 1966, when
I was just 15 months old and my
sister four months. A south London
van driver, I still know so little about
him, except that he was as workingclass English as they come, was
bowled over my Ma’s exotic Latinness and that he was one of eight
Hatfield siblings who succumbed to
the family curse of heart disease.
Only when my Aunty Joyce died
a few years ago did I learn of the
war record that even Ma didn’t
know about. He was assuredly of
the English generation that didn’t
mention the war. Whereas the
garrulous Italian women in the
other half of my gene pool never
not only the body but the sufferer’s
personality. While it is encouraging
to see more coverage of young
sufferers, anorexia does not just
affect young people. Increasingly
older sufferers are succumbing
and they are possibly even less
likely to be offered or even seek
help. It is embarrassing to admit
to. I have always seen it as a sign of
weakness in myself. I am strongwilled, determined – but the disease
remains, hanging around like a
nasty odour.
Eating disorders are a serious
mental problem which encompass
all age groups. And this is something
that we need to make people aware
of, so they can access help and not
feel alone. I don’t think I’d mind
being 64 too much at all if I’d lived
the years that have passed, instead
of wasting them on an anorexic
master. I can only hope that others
do not have to suffer in the same way
that I have, and that proper support,
coverage and treatment is available
to everyone, regardless of age. It
doesn’t matter if you’re a 15-year-old
girl or a 50-year-old woman –
anorexia does not discriminate.
If you have been affected by this
story, you can contact the following
organisations for support: mind.org.
uk; beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Rebecca Armstrong is away
stopped reminiscing about life under
German occupation.
Eddie was wounded parachuting
over Arnhem in September 1944. He
was 19. Unimaginable – save for the
fact that there were thousands like
Eddie, then and since; and thousands
of relatives, who share similar
stories, which constitute their
family’s folklore. Or not. As I said,
so many can’t or won’t talk about
their experiences, for fear of opening
a Pandora’s box of nightmares.
Many can only do so in their twilight
years, perhaps feeling a need to pass
down the knowledge of just how
unspeakably awful war, and what
they saw, was – before it was too late.
How much I long for just one
recording of Eddie’s voice, in
addition to the two photographs
of him in uniform and demob
pinstripes. There is only one photo
of my sister and I with him. We are
sitting on his knees during my first
birthday celebration. A half-century
later, I know scarcely any more
than I did then. There was no social
media or computers by which to
record the minutiae of life.
However, there are – relatively
unusually – a few poems he wrote to
Ma. He was a poetic van driver, my
dad. He was too fond of a flutter on
the horses and he looked mighty fly
in pinstripes and Brylcreem. And
that’s it. That’s all I know, because
my English grandparents, uncles
and aunts all passed away, taking
Edwin’s back story with them.
I can’t talk to my dad, but you
might be able to talk to yours. I
implore you to do so – and if they
want to talk about the war, any war,
to listen. Lest we forget.
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‘Triptych 1974-77’ by
Francis Bacon, which
mourns the loss of his
lover George Dyer,
will form part of
Tate Britain’s ‘All Too
Human’ exhibition
next year. The show
explores the work of
painters who strove
to represent human
figures and will also
feature canvases
by artists including
Lucian Freud, Frank
Auerbach and Paula
Rego. THE ESTATE
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CULTURE
‘Wimpy Kid’ author’s warning on screen time
By Francesca Gosling
Bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid
creator Jeff Kinney warns that
children are not being “fully socialised” because of their changing relationship with technology.
The American writer has sold
over 150 million print copies of his
Wimpy Kid series, with the books
being adapted into films.
But he said that screen time posed
a problem for authors wanting to set
their books in the real world. And he
described children’s relationships
with technology as the “great experiment of our times”.
“I don’t know if anybody really
has the right answer but what’s
undeniable is the way that kids
communicate with each other has
changed fundamentally and probably permanently,” he said.
Success of a Wimpy Kid
Author Jeff Kinney thinks that the way
children communicate has changed
ARTS
Deaf actors aim to challenge
perceptions with unique show
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
Actors from the UK’s only degree
course for deaf performers are taking their show
on the road for the first
time, with the hope
that it will challenge
public perceptions.
The production,
which blends British
sign language (BSL) with
spoken English, will be
performed by students from
the Glasgow-based Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The troupe of 10 actors are all
studying performance in Brit-
ish sign language and English, a
ground-breaking degree course
which allows deaf and partially deaf
students to fulfil their dreams of
becoming performers.
Some of the actors have cochlear implants and can
speak, while others solely use BSL. During the
performance there will
be subtitles, but no sign
language interpreter.
The adaptation of Love
and Information, by Caryl
Churchill, opens at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock
tomorrow and will also visit venues
in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Giffnock, Inverness and Banchory.
Narrated by its central character,
Greg Heffley, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
has captivated millions of young
readers across the world.
The mischievous teen’s stated
aims are to win fame and fortune.
He has achieved both for his creator
Jeff Kinney, one of the wealthiest
authors in the world. His earnings
last year of £16m put him behind
only JK Rowling and James
Paterson, according to Forbes.
He was named as one of the
world’s most influential people, by
Time magazine in 2009. His works
have been released in 53 languages,
including Latin.
The series of 12 books has so far
spawned four movies, grossing a
total of £200m.
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changed dramatically,” he said. “It
gets harder to write about childhood without mentioning phones
and texting.”
Kinney, who came up with his
bestselling stories, about school
pupil “weakling” Greg Heffley,
after failing to make it as a newspaper cartoonist, said: “It’s a little bit
harder for me to have him in the real
world but to ignore this major component of childhood.”
Kinney has published
the 12th book in the
series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The
Getaway, about a “holiday nightmare”. “I’m definitely going to
keep writing about this character
for hopefully the next 10 years,”
he said.
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Bublé to perform in UK for
first time since son’s illness
By Joe Nerssessian
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“What we really want for our kids
is to be fully socialised and to hold a
conversation with one another and I
think that’s what’s being lost.
“If I get in the car with my kids
now everybody’s on their phone...
and it feels weird to drive around
with everybody on their phone.
“I think conversation is being
lost, not just slightly, and I
think that we’re all complicit as
parents as well. It’s on my mind all
the time.”
Kinney, aged 46, whose books have
been translated into more than 50
languages, added: “Screen time is
the issue that every parent is facing
these days.”
The author has been penning the
Wimpy Kid series for 10 years.
“During the time I have been
writing books, kids’ relationships
with their electronic devices have
Michael Bublé is to return to the
UK for a headline performance a
year after he put his career
on hold when his son was
diagnosed with cancer.
The singer (inset) is
to top the bill at British Summer Time
in Hyde Park in July
2018, for his only gig in
the UK next year.
It is his first scheduled date since he and
actress wife Luisana Lopilato
announced their eldest son, Noah
– then three – had been diagnosed
with cancer in November 2016.
At the time, Bublé said they were
“devastated” by the news, adding
the couple were putting their “careers on hold in order to devote all
our time and attention to
helping Noah get well”.
They have been updating fans on the
youngster’s recovery,
and in April Lopilato
told reporters the couple were “looking forward to thinking about
the future, to seeing our
children grow”.
The entertainer is the third
headline act to be announced for the
BST festival series after Pink Floyd
star Roger Waters and Bruno Mars.
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CCTV to
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animal
slaughter
By Emily Beament
Animal rights campaigners have welcomed the decision by ministers to
make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England.
The move had overwhelming
public support and will give Food
Standards Agency vets unfettered
access to the past 90 days of
footage to help them monitor and
enforce standards.
RSPCA head of public affairs David
Bowles said: “This is a very welcome
and crucial step towards introducing
higher welfare across the food chain.
“We applaud the Secretary of
State for his steadfast and focused
commitment to ensuring the highest
possible animal welfare standards in
the UK once we have left the EU.
“The RSPCA looks forward to
seeing the details of the proposal as
issues such as where the cameras
will be located, footage quality and
storage, and who can have access
to it, are essential to making the
legislation meaningful.
“We also believe there are further
ways to improve the slaughter of
farm animals.”
Abattoirs will have to let vets access
the past 90 days of footage PA
Environment Secretary Michael
Gove said the new rules would
“cement the UK’s position as a global
leader” on animal welfare standards.
The announcement came
after proposals were put out for
consultation to industry, welfare
groups and the public in August,
with more than 99 per cent of almost
4,000 respondents supportive.
Mr Gove said: “The reaction to this
consultation highlights the strength
of feeling among the public that all
animals should be treated with the
utmost respect at all stages of life
and be subject to the highest possible
welfare standards.”
Legislation will be introduced in
the new year and come into effect in
the spring, with all slaughterhouses
required to comply following
an adjustment period of up to
six months.
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Quarter of cars on UK roads need safety checks
By Neil Lancefield
More than a quarter of Britain’s cars
are overdue vital road safety checks,
figures show.
Twenty-eight per cent of vehicles
are late for their MOT and two-thirds
of those are at least a week behind
schedule, according to the Driver and
Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The agency has launched a
free Get MOT Reminders service
enabling drivers to receive a text
message or email four weeks before
their car’s MOT is due. Motorists
can be fined up to £1,000 if they are
caught driving a car without a valid
MOT certificate.
The transport minister Baroness
Sugg accepted that booking an MOT
was “easy to overlook” but said they
played an important role in “making
CRIME
Sister pleads for new
information on killer
By Flora Thompson
A sister of a murdered airwoman has
spoken of how reading newspaper
clippings of the case would give her
nightmares. Speaking on the 50th
anniversary of the death of Rita Ellis,
her sister Tina Streeter has reissued
a plea through Thames Valley Police
for anyone with information to help
catch her killer.
She was 10 when her older sister
was murdered at the age of 19, on 11
November 1967. Her appeal comes
as new DNA evidence has helped to
eliminate just under 200 potential
male suspects in the cold case.
Ms Ellis was sexually assaulted
and strangled with her underwear
at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire.
She was supposed to babysit for
an officer, but she was not at their
agreed pick-up point.
Arrests were made at the time
of the murder, but no one has ever
been charged.
“Rita’s murder has had a huge impact on me and my family. My mother
and Rita were like sisters. My mother
was never the same after Rita died. I
used to read the cuttings and it used
to give me nightmares. I kept thinking about whether she suffered.”
The nurse, 60, who works in Sus-
Rita Ellis was sexually assaulted and
murdered 50 years ago at RAF Halton
in Buckinghamshire
sex, says her sister was kind and caring. “She was painfully shy. Going into
the RAF was great for Rita because
it broadened her horizons and gave
her confidence.
“It’s been a long time coming but
we want justice for Rita. Someone,
somewhere must have information.
I urge them to please come forward
to the police and give us closure and
allow Rita to be at peace.”
Detectives have a full DNA profile
of the murderer, but it has so far not
matched anyone on the national database or any of the people swabbed.
GRENFELL TOWER
‘More disasters will happen
without tougher regulation’
By Rachael Burnett
There will be an increase in serious
fires like that at Grenfell Tower
(pictured) unless safety measures
are prioritised, the London
Fire Brigade has warned.
The LFB has
made a number of
recommendations to
Dame Judith Hackitt’s
review into building
regulation and fire safety.
It said that a “lack of
competence” was leading
to “dangerous decisions” about
building design or construction,
and that there are significant
construction defects in buildings,
critical fire safety system flaws and
a lack of understanding of fire safety
measures by building managers.
It is calling for formal qualifications
for those who instal systems like
fire detection and alarms. It
also wants an inspection
programme that ensures
the fire safety elements
of a building’s design
are translated into its
construction.
Dan Daly, the LFB’s
assistant commissioner
for fire safety, said: “Urgent
action is needed to better regulate
those responsible for ensuring a
building’s design, construction and
maintenance are fit for purpose.”
sure the vehicles on our roads are
safe and meeting high environmental
standards”. She added: “Getting a
text or email will serve as a useful
prompt to make sure people get their
vehicle checked in time.”
Twenty-eight people were killed
and 413 were seriously injured in
accidents last year when a vehicle
defect was a contributory factor.
The DVSA chief executive, Gareth
Llewellyn, urged motorists to “check
your vehicle all year round” to avoid
its condition causing a crash.
Stuart James, the director of the
Retail Motor Industry Federation,
said: “The number of consumers
forgetting to MOT their vehicles
means that a great many of these are
unintentionally breaking the law.
“We a re p leas ed that the
DVSA has developed such a valuable
service that will support road
safety and help consumers in their
busy lives.”
Research conducted
by the DVSA found
that around three-quarters of
motorists who book an MOT late
had forgotten when it was due.
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UNITED STATES
Subway ditches ‘ladies and gentlemen’
By Clark Mindock
IN NEW YORK
The New York subway system is to
stop recorded announcements addressing “ladies and gentlemen”
in favour of a messages that are
gender-neutral.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will use
phrases such as “riders” and
“everyone”. The transporta-
tion system will also get rid of
pre -recorded messages
to announce delays, favouring real-time
explanations instead.
The new announcements will be phased in,
and old ones rooted out
as they are identified.
Riders have expressed
mixed reaction to the new
announcements, with some wor-
ried about the cost of changing the
entire system’s announcements. Others were indifferent to the idea, and
still others said they
were fed up with the
drive to make the city
politically correct, and
that having a train system that says “ladies and
gentlemen” isn’t bothering
anyone. THE INDEPENDENT
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be able
to trust the
ads you see.
Evangelicals face
moral dilemma
over sex claims
By David Crary
For many evangelicals, the Alabama
politician and judge Roy Moore is
a hero. But now, as his Senate campaign is imperilled by allegations of
sexual overtures to a 14-year-old girl,
there is an outpouring of impassioned
soul-searching in evangelical ranks.
The allegations against Mr Moore
(inset) have prompted a wave of
Republican leaders, including Senate majority leader
Mitch McConnell, to call
for the judge to drop out
of the race for the Alabama Senate seat. Donald Trump has said he
believes Mr Moore will “do
the right thing” if the allegations are true.
Over the weekend, the Republican
candidate showed no signs of backing
down in his first public appearance
since The Washington Post published
interviews with four women who said
he had tried to have sexual or romantic relationships with them when they
were teenagers and Mr Moore was in
his 30s and an established attorney.
He denied claims that he had
provided beer and wine to women
too young to buy it themselves, or
that he had sexual contact with a
14-year-old girl.
Regardless, Mr Moore’s support
base in Alabama is wavering. The
Rev Robert Franklin, professor of
moral leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology
in Atlanta, said allegations represented a test of “moral consistency”
for evangelicals.
Among those declining to break
with Mr Moore is Jerry Falwell, president of evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“It comes down to a question of
who is more credible in the eyes
of the voters – the candidate
or the accuser,” Mr Falwell
said. “And I believe the
judge is telling the truth.”
Katelyn Beaty, an editor with the evangelical
magazine Christianity
Today, said more moderate evangelicals – notably
those critical of Mr Trump –
were likely to be dismayed by the
allegations against Mr Moore.
“For them, the defence of Moore is
another sign that both evangelicalism and the GOP have lost their credibility and their souls in the pursuit
of power.” AP
Roy Moore was twice
removed from his post as
Alabama’s chief justice, once for
disobeying a federal court order
to remove a Ten Commandments
monument from the lobby of the
state judicial building.
UNITED STATES
If an ad is wrong,
the ASA is here to put it right.
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Church reopens after massacre
By Claudia Lauer
ASA.org.uk
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Hundreds of people gathered in Sutherland Springs, Texas, yesterday to
worship with members of a church
where a shooting rampage killed 26.
Members of the First Baptist
Church held a service for the first
time since a gunman opened fire a
week earlier in the worst mass shooting in Texan history. “Maybe this will
start the healing process to put this
horrific tragedy behind us,” the county judge Richard Jackson said.
The gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley,
died of what appeared to be a selfinflicted gunshot wound after being
shot and chased by two men. Investigators said the attack appeared to
stem from a domestic dispute involving Kelley and his mother-in-law, who
sometimes attended the church. AP
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MYANMAR
Persecution of
Rohingya may be
investigated
Ismot Ara, seven, a
Rohingya refugee
girl, has fled to a
camp near Cox’s
Bazar, Bangladesh
REUTERS
By William McLennan
Emaciated and forlorn, seven-yearold Ismot Ara is one of more than
a half a million Rohingya refugees
forced from their homes by Myanmar’s military and now living in
squalid camps in Bangladesh.
Evicted from Rakhine state in
Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of
members of a long-persecuted minority have fled across the border,
living in sprawling settlements in
Cox’s Bazar, where food, medicine
and clean water are in short supply.
The UN says it is urgently building
roads to connect the many disparate
refugee camps that are “desperately
overcrowded”. A UN official said
yesterday the persecution of the
Rohingya would be raised with the
International Criminal Court, asking prosecutors to examine whether
Myanmar’s army could be held “responsible for these atrocities”.
A lack of infrastructure has also
hampered attempts to deliver aid to
the estimated 826,000 refugees now
living in the region. Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has faced criticism for failing to speak up in defence
of the Rohingya.
PHILIPPINES
NORTH KOREA
‘We have to be friends’ – hardman
Duterte welcomes Trump to Manila
President trades
insults with
‘short, fat’ Kim
By Cantal Da Silva
By Steve Holland
A summit of Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation
countries saw Canada’s Justin
Trudeau win a Twitter poll with
the hashtag #APEChottie for
most attractive leader.
IN MANILA
Leaders from across Asia joined
Donald Trump at a gala dinner yesterday, in a show of unity in a region
fraught with territorial tensions
over claims to waters in the South
China Sea.
The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set a tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit
meetings he will host in Manila,
suggesting that leaders should not
discuss the issue. “We have to be
friends; the other hotheads would
like us to confront China and the rest
of the world on so many issues,” said
Mr Duterte. “The South China Sea
is better left untouched, nobody can
afford to go to war.”
Mr Duterte, who has sanctioned
a bloody war on drugs, branded
Barack Obama a “son of a whore”,
Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte at the dinnerJONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS
and boasted that he murdered a
man with his own hands, has been
praised by Mr Trump. But China
has increasing economic influence in
the Philippines and the South China
Sea, where South-east Asian countries have disputed Beijing’s claims
to islands.
Ahead of Mr Trump’s arrival for
the Association of Southeast Asian
DIPLOMACY
President ‘naive’ to believe Putin’s pleas of innocence
By Jill Colvin
The directly contradictory
claims of Vladimir Putin and US
intelligence agencies can both
be believed in their accounting
for Russian meddling in the
US election, Donald Trump
suggested over the weekend.
Mr Trump said he backed
US intelligence agencies who
agree that Russia interfered
in the presidential election to
defeat Hillary Clinton. About
Mr Putin, he said: “Every time
he sees me, he says: ‘I didn’t do
that.’ And I believe – I really
believe – that when he tells me
that, he means it.” Senator
John McCain of Arizona, the
2008 Republican presidential
nominee, said Mr Trump’s faith
in Mr Putin’s denial was “naive”.
“There’s nothing ‘America First’
about taking the word of a KGB
colonel over that of the American
intelligence community,” he said.
Nations summit, police used water
cannons to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the US embassy in
Manila. At the dinner last night, the
leaders sported a traditional Philippine shirt made of fibre from the
pineapple plant, embroidered and
worn untucked.
Today, Mr Trump will attempt
to shore up relations with the
country that has been a strategic
ally since the Second World War.
In recent months, the alliance has
been strained by the mercurial Mr
Duterte’s anti-US rhetoric and his
enthusiasm for better ties with Russia and China. Mr Duterte said last
week he would tell the US President
to “lay off” if he raised the issue of
human rights when they met.
More than 3,900 Filipinos have
been killed in what the police call
self-defence in a war on drugs declared by Mr Duterte. Critics say
executions are taking place with no
accountability. In May, Mr Trump
praised Mr Duterte for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem”.
REUTERS
Donald Trump again attempted to
bait Kim Jong-un yesterday, describing the leader as “short and fat” in
response to Pyongyang saying the
71-year-old President was “old” and
a “lunatic”.
In an exchange remarkable for its
immaturity, Mr Trump traded barbs
with the North Korean leader before
offering to mediate in the growing
crisis in east Asia. “I’m a
very good mediator,”
Mr Trump said,
hours after telling
his 42.5 million
followers on Twitter that he would
“NEVER call Mr
Kim short and fat”.
Over the weekend, Mr Trump said it
“would be very nice” if he
and Mr Kim could become friends.
“That might be a strange thing to
happen, but it’s a possibility,” he said.
North Korea’s state media agency
KCNA had accused the US President
of escalating tensions between the
two countries and called on America
to remove its ageing leader.
“The US had better make a decisive choice... if it does not want a
horrible nuclear disaster and tragic
doom. The US must oust the lunatic
old man from power and withdraw
the hostile policy towards the DPRK
at once.” THE INDEPENDENT
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UNITED STATES
Hostages freed
after prison riot
Astronauts’ iced
treats delayed
A prison uprising that left two
inmates dead and six injured
in the southern state of Paraná
ended after inmates released
the two guards they were
holding hostage.
The guards were taken to
a local hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries.
The 43-hour riot began on
Thursday afternoon at the
Cascavel penitentiary. About
700 of the facility’s 980 inmates
were reportedly demanding
better food and the transfer of
three guards. It is unclear if
those demands were met. AP
A stash of frozen treats and
other supplies rocketed toward
the International Space Station
yesterday, after being delayed by a
stray plane.
An unmanned cargo ship was
launched on a rocket at dawn from
Wallops Island in Virginia. It followed
a failed launch the day before when a
plane flew into the restricted airspace.
The capsule is loaded with cargo,
including frozen fruit bars, ice-cream
bars and ice-cream sandwiches.
Yesterday’s launch was almost
foiled by two boats that briefly
wandered into the restricted zone
around the rocket. AP
Crocodile hunter
becomes a gay
rights champion
By Rod McGuik
A self-described straight
crocodile hunter from the
country’s rugged and socially
conservative far north has
emerged as an unlikely
champion for gay rights.
If results of a nationwide
Ankara denies plan to
seize wanted cleric in US
By Dominic Evans
BRAZIL
AUSTRALIA
TURKEY
postal poll, due this week, reveal
that most Australians want
same-sex marriage legalised,
it is Warren Entsch – from the
country’s leading conservative
party – who plans to introduce
legislation that could make it a
reality as soon as December.
Mr Entsch, 67, complained
that the government had
amended federal laws to make
clear that marriage exists only
between a man and a woman in
2004. He was the only MP from
his conservative Liberal Party or
the centre-left opposition Labor
Party to speak out.
Turkey has dismissed what it said
were ludicrous reports that its officials may have discussed a plan to
seize a wanted US-based Muslim
cleric and hand him over to Ankara
in exchange for millions of dollars.
In a statement, the Turkish embassy in Washington repeated Ankara’s request for the extradition of
the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who it
says masterminded last year’s failed
military coup, but said Turkey would
not operate outside the law to achieve
that goal.
The statement followed a report
An Indian supporter of
lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender
(LGBT) rights takes
part in a Pride parade
in New Delhi yesterday
despite heavy
smog. Hundreds of
members of the LGBT
community marched
through the Indian
capital for the 10th
annual Delhi Queer
Pride Parade. SAJJAD
HUSSAIN/AFP/GETTY
SOUTH AFRICA
Opposition seeks to force Zuma to reveal legal costs
The main opposition party in South
Africa has asked the High Court to
force President Jacob Zuma to disclose how much the state has spent
on legal fees to fight corruption allegations against him.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) federal council chairman James Selfe
said the party had asked the court to
direct the President to write to parliament within five days.
The DA walked out of a parliamentary session addressed by Mr Zuma
on 2 November in protest over the potential cost of his legal fees. Mr Zuma
had failed to answer a question about
how much had been spent to defend
783 corruption charges dropped by
the National Prosecuting Authority
before he ran for the presidency.
Mr Zuma is trying to prevent the
NPA from filing the charges, reinstated by the High Court last year.
SPAIN
RUSSIA
ISRAEL
IN JOHANNESBURG
Spakenburg
On a calm, clear morning,
wooden fishing boats float
on the waters of the Dutch
harbour of Spakenburg. Just
over a century ago, they were
slamming through the houses
lining the harbour as a storm
unleashed flooding.
These days, an innovative
new self-raising dyke protects
the village on the edge of
Eemmeer lake, 30 miles
south-east of Amsterdam.
The 300 metre-long barrier
is concealed in the pavement
when not in use, and is lifted
up to 80cm by the very
floodwaters it is designed to
keep out. It’s just the latest
example of Dutch ingenuity in
its constant battle with water.
“We live in a very vulnerable
place,” said Roeland Hillen,
director of the Dutch Flood
Protection Programme. “We
have to adapt to survive.”
The Dutch government
earmarks €1bn (£880m) a
year to keep up its defences
against high water. The money
is spent on maintaining dykes
and levees and on other water
mitigation measures. By 2050,
the country aims to reinforce
some 1,180 miles of dykes and
levees. But while the costs are
high, expertise and technology
developed by the Dutch
are becoming increasingly
valuable commodities. Annual
exports of Dutch water
technology and expertise have
doubled since 2000 to just
under €8bn a year. AP
Mike Corder
that Special Counsel Robert Mueller
was investigating an alleged proposal
under which the former US national
security adviser Michael Flynn and his
Delhi
marches
in Pride
By Nqobile Dludla
Postcard
From...
Fethullah Gulen is accused by Turkey
of being behind the failed coup AP
son would receive up to $15m (£11.5m)
for seizing Mr Gulen and delivering
him to the Turkish government. NBC
reported that an alleged meeting took
place in December 2016.
“Turkey and the Turkish people
expect the immediate extradition
of Fethullah Gulen from the United
States to Turkey, so that he can stand
trial,” the embassy statement said.
It added: “All allegations that Turkey would resort to means external to
the rule of law for his extradition are
utterly false, ludicrous and groundless”. Mr Flynn’s lawyer said allegations made against him “ranging
from kidnapping to bribery” were
outrageous and false. REUTERS
REUTERS
Travellers injured Resident ‘blew
on burning ferry up building’
Netanyahu warns
Gaza militants
A fire broke out on a ferry in
the Mediterranean after it left the
French port of Marseille, forcing
it to make an emergency stop on
the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Three ferry passengers were
taken to a hospital and another
26 people were treated on
site for smoke inhalation and
minor injuries.
The ferry, which was bound
for Algeria, was carrying nearly
500 passengers.
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu warned Gaza militants
against attacking Israel after
the Islamic Jihad group vowed
revenge for the demolition of one
of its attack tunnels.
Mr Netanyahu said yesterday
Israel “will respond with a heavy
hand to anyone who tries to
attack us from any front”. He said
Israel holds Hamas responsible
for attacks launched from the
territory. AP
A resident of a nine-storey Russian
apartment building that partially
collapsed in a gas explosion, killing
seven people, has been charged
with murder.
The collapse in the city of Izhevsk
originally was believed to be due to
an accident. But investigators later
arrested a man who had lived in an
apartment with his mother in the
ruined section of the building. A
dispute with neighbours is believed
to be the motive in the collapse.
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LEBANON
Spanish PM visits
Catalonia and
urges firms to
stop fleeing area
President
steps up
demand for
Hariri return
By Alasdair Fotheringham
IN MADRID
The Spanish Prime Minister,
Mariano Rajoy, has visited Barcelona
for the first time since Madrid
imposed direct rule over Catalonia,
demanding that companies
stop fleeing the secessionist
region and urging the
rest of Spain to buy
Catalan products.
Catalonia creates a
fifth of Spain’s GDP and
is Spain’s richest region,
but since the independence
crisis hit, the economy has
entered turbulent waters, with
over 2,350 companies shifting their
headquarters to other parts of Spain.
Mr Rajoy appealed for a
massive turnout from the
“silent majority”in December’s
elections. But his most bitter rivals
in Catalonia, the hard-left CUP
decided, after a special assembly,
that it would participate.
In October, unemployment increased
in Catalonia by the largest amount
since September 2008. In a survey of
400 regional businesses, two-thirds
blamed recent drops in sales on the
crisis. “We have to start a new era so
the Catalans don’t pay the bill for
this fracture,” said Mr Rajoy
(left). He also urged the rest
of Spain to ignore a boycott
of Catalonia’s products.
Mr Rajoy had travelled
to Barcelona to drum up
support for his Partido
Popular party in regional
elections on 21 December.
Mr Rajoy put up a vigorous
defence of his application of direct
rule measures in Catalonia after it
illegally declared independence. “We
did the same as any other country
with any kind of self-esteem,” Mr
Rajoy said. “They would have done
the same in France or Germany.”
Speaking in a Barcelona hotel
to supporters, Mr Rajoy’s defence
of home rule drew cries of “Get
tougher” and – referring to those
nationalist leaders on trial for
rebellion and sedition – “Send
RUSSIA
By Bassem Mroue
IN BEIRUT
Hundreds of thousands of people attended a demonstration in support of
Catalan independence in Barcelona on Saturday AFP/GETTY
them to jail.” But a survey by
El Pais newspaper howed that
63 per cent of Catalans reject direct
rule. Last week a pro-independence
general strike caused travel chaos
and on Saturday thousands of
secessionists rallied in Barcelona.
Yesterday the coalition running
Barcelona’s city council collapsed,
because of disagreements over
Madrid’s direct rule. However, a
survey last week showed the PP still
comfortably topping national polls
with 28.8 per cent support, nearly
four points clear of the Socialist Party,
suggesting that Mr Rajoy’s approach
to the Catalan issue garners backing
elsewhere in Spain.
This was confirmed by the El Pais
survey, which showed 67 per cent
of Spaniards in favour of direct rule
for Catalonia.
INDIA
Extinct lion ‘may be cloned from cub’ Bollywood silent on sex scandals
By Jeff Farrell
The discovery of an extinct cave lion
cub from the Ice Age has raised hopes
that it could be cloned and its species
brought back to life 50,000 years
after it disappeared.
The animal was found “perfectly
preserved” with its paw resting on its
head on the bank of a river in Siberia,
where the land is permanently frozen.
Cave lions were native to the
northern hemisphere before they
became extinct, and the only
knowledge of the animals is from
cave paintings left by early humans.
Dr Albert Protopopov told The
Siberian Times: “There are no traces
of external injuries on the skin. The
preservation is so good that it raises
hopes of cloning the species.”
The cub is 45cm long and weighed
almost 9lb. It is not known whether
it is male or female because newborn
lions do not have noticeable sex
characteristics. It is thought to have
been eight weeks old.
The remains were found by a
resident after being exposed when
the river’s water level fell. Two other
cubs were found in the region in 2015.
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By Shilpa Jamkhandikar
IN MUMBAI
After allegations of sexual assault
and harassment levelled at
Hollywood producer Harvey
Weinstein prompted a wave
of complaints, Bollywood
has been reluctant to name
and shame perpetrators.
When the Indian actress
Divya Unny (inset) flew into
the southern state of Kerala in
2015, she thought it was for a business
meeting with an award-winning
director about a role in his new film.
Instead, as she has now revealed, she
was called to his hotel room, where
the man propositioned her for sex
and told her she would have
to make compromises if she
wanted to succeed in the
film industry.
But Alankrita
Shrivastava, a female
director, said: “The way
men are being called out in
Hollywood right now, I don’t
know if it can happen in India.
In terms of how our psychology is,
how patriarchy functions, it is much
more entrenched.” REUTERS
L e b a n o n’s p r e s i d e n t h a s
demanded that Saudi Arabia
clarify the reasons why the
country’s prime minister has
not returned home since his
resignation last week.
A political crisis has gripped
Lebanon and shattered the
relative peace maintained by its
coalition government since the
prime minister’s announcement
from the Saudi capital that he was
resigning, supposedly because he
faced an assassination plot.
But Lebanese officials have
insisted Saad Hariri is being held
against his will. Saudi officials said
their measures against Lebanon
are in response to the militant
Hezbollah’s group support of antiSaudi rebels in Yemen known
as Houthis.
The Lebanese
President, Michel
Aoun, called on
Saudi Arabia to
clarify why Mr
Hariri had not
returned home
since announcing
his resignation
saying “the obscurity
regarding [Mr] Hariri’s
conditions makes anything that
he says or does not reflect truth”.
Mr Aoun called on Saudi Arabia
“that is linked to us through deep
brotherly and friendly relations
to clarify the reasons that are
preventing” Mr Hariri from
returning to Lebanon.
Ye s t e rd ay, t h o u s a n d s o f
Lebanese taking part in the
country’s annual marathon (inset)
used the event to call on Mr Hariri
to return home.
Mr Hariri was a regular
participant in the marathon,
giving the event a boost.
Spectators wore hats and held
signs reading “Running for you”
and “Waiting for you.”
Large billboards with pictures
of Mr Hariri rose overhead, and a
local TV station re-aired an hourlong profile and interview with Mr
Hariri recorded last year. AP
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The world’s first iron bridge,
built in 1779 over the Severn,
is showing its age. Dean Kirby
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three sets of vertical ladders onto
a wooden platform inside the iron
structure high above the river.
“Cast iron is a brittle material.”
Parts of the iron structure
known as radials have started to
shear apart under pressure, and
iron straps added in 1902 have
sagged. The deck of the bridge is
letting in water, and the limestone
piers need urgent repairs.
Nature has also added to the
conservationists’ problems.
“By examining the original
blueprints, we discovered that
the gorge has narrowed by over
3cm since the bridge was built.
The crown of the bridge has lifted
by over 1cm. There was also an
earthquake in the 19th century,”
he says. “People think of bridges
as immovable objects, but it’s a
living structure. The gorge and the
bridge are moving.”
The Iron Bridge was the
technological marvel of its age,
and 21st-century cutting-edge
technology is being used to
conserve it. Laser scans and
3D modelling normally used
in aerospace engineering have
helped them to understand exactly
how the bridge fits together, and
laboratory tests on the paintwork
have revealed the bridge’s original
colour, which will be replicated
when the bridge is repainted.
The 3D modelling has shown
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I
ron Bridge was created as a
symbol of Britain’s zeal and
self-confidence when the
nation led the world in the
Industrial Revolution.
But, after nearly 240 years,
cracks are beginning to threaten
the bridge in Shropshire, and it is
in desperate need of salvation.
Work starts this week on a
£3.6m English Heritage project to
conserve the cast-iron structure
– the precursor to 21st-century
bridges, railways and skyscrapers.
“This was the first iron bridge on
the planet,” says Morgan Cowles,
the charity’s head of conservation
maintenance, as he gives i a tour of
the bridge, in a picturesque gorge
over the River Severn. “It was a
revolutionary design. This is the
great-grandfather of them all.”
In the late 18th century, the
rural community on both sides
of the gorge became an unlikely
industrial powerhouse because of
rich coal deposits.
Abraham Darby first smelted
local iron ore with coke made from
Coalbrookdale coal in 1709, and the
Severn became the second-busiest
river in Europe.
The need for a crossing became
inevitable and the Iron Bridge,
designed by the Shrewsbury
architect Thomas Pritchard, was
built under the stewardship of
Abraham Darby III, the grandson
of the first foundry owner.
It was completed in 1779, and the
iron masterpiece – made with 378
tons of iron and costing more than
£6,000 – opened two years later.
Early visitors included French
spies keen to report back to Paris
on Britain’s new technological
prowess. Thomas Jefferson, the
third president of the United
States, is said to have had an
engraving of the bridge on his wall.
The bridge draws a million
visitors a year to the village of
Ironbridge and the area’s museums
and shops selling cast-iron goods.
Ironbridge Gorge joined the
Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal
and the Great Wall of China on the
list of World Heritage Sites in 1986.
But when you scale the
scaffolding erected by English
Heritage’s engineers and peer at
the underside of the bridge the
true scale of the conservation
work comes to light. “The bridge
is cracking in a number of places,”
says Mr Cowles after we climb
hen Singapore
Airlines unveiled
its new first-class
cabin on the Airbus A380 “Superjumbo” jet this month, each suite
was sold as an experience that
could not be topped.
For a price, a very substantial
price indeed, couples would be
offered the option of a double bed
in a “personal oasis complete with
lavish furnishing and finishes”.
As air travel undergoes
dramatic changes in a landscape of
increased costs, the battle among
airlines for the few remaining big
spenders has intensified.
To that end, Emirates yesterday
launched a “game-changing”
first class, with design inspired
by carmaker Mercedes-Benz. At
the Dubai Airshow (pictured), at
its home base in the United Arab
Emirates, where it ordered 40
Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal
worth £11.3bn, Emirates said each
first-class passenger on its existing
Boeing 777 jets will be assigned
up to 40 square feet of personal
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Why size really
doesn’t matter
to this angler
Marina Gibson tells Julian Cole how she’s
trying to get more of us hooked on the sport
M
Conservators
inspect Iron
Bridge in
Shropshire, built
240 years ago PA
English Heritage which parts
need to be replaced and which
can remain.
Iron wedges hammered into the
structure by the builders to hold
it together – a technique they had
borrowed from carpentry – will
also be retained and replaced
where needed. After conservation,
the bridge will be able to withstand
a flood so big that it occurs only
once every 500 years.
Other secrets that are only seen
from the bridge’s underside include
evidence of where an 18th-century
builder made a mistake in casting a
piece of iron.
“It gives me a thrill to see that,”
says Mr Cowles, who started out as
a labourer aged 17, before becoming
a stonemason and starting work on
historic buildings.
“I’ve been in the building trade
all my life, and anyone who has
worked as a builder knows that
sinking feeling of getting it wrong,
but then still having to use that
costly component. It’s just part of
the story of the craftsmanship that
went into the bridge.”
A sign of the structure’s
importance to the history of the
modern world is the fact that
Germany’s Hermann Reemtsma
Foundation has donated
€1m (£880,000) towards the
conservation project.
The donation means only
£25,000 more is needed to secure
the bridge’s future, and English
Heritage is now launching its first
crowdfunding campaign to raise
the money.
Mr Cowles added: “The building
of this bridge marked a pivotal
moment not just for Britain, but
for the rest of Europe and for
the world.
“The men who built it could have
created a cheaper and more simple
bridge, but they built a structure
that was a testimony to their skill
and ambition.
“It’s a testament to them that
it is still standing after 240 years.
Our job now is to conserve it for
future generations.”
space, with “suites” measuring 7ft
by 5ft 8in.
Some carriers have reduced the
size of their first class, or dropped
it altogether in favour of business
class and a premium
economy class product.
But there remains
strong demand on
certain routes,
including those
from the Middle
East to China,
Paris and London.
Under the
designs released
yesterday,
passengers at the
back of the plane are
seated 10-abreast while
first-class travellers will have
ample elbow room. They are in a
separate cabin with just six seats
– or more precisely “fully enclosed
private suites” – configured three
abreast, with privacy ensured
by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.
Emirates promises each seat
will have a window view –
though the passenger
in the middle suite
has to make do with
“virtual windows
which project the
view from outside
the aircraft”.
Passengers with
a real window
are offered a pair
of Steiner safari
binoculars to study the
scenery. The airline says
the design is “inspired by the
Mercedes-Benz S-Class”. Emirates’
president, Sir Tim Clark, said:
“This is the first time an Emirates
product has been so influenced by
another luxury brand.”
The seats themselves promise a
“zero gravity” function that is said
to be inspired by Nasa technology.
Rather than pressing the call
button to summon a member of
cabin crew, the passenger can
use a video link to order food and
drink, which is then served through
a hatch. First-class passengers
are also entitled to up to 70kg of
checked baggage, more than three
times the industry standard for
economy passengers.
Yet 10 economy passengers can
fly to Australia and back for less
than the lowest Emirates firstclass fare. While a London-DubaiSydney return ticket next May is
priced at just £700 in economy, the
cheapest first-class fare from the
airline is £7,220. THE INDEPENDENT
arina Gibson is 27,
has a wide smile, a
tumble of blond hair
and 22,000 followers
on Instagram. If that
makes her sound like a fashion or
food trendsetter, you have grasped
the wrong end of the rod. For Marina
is an angler. She is helping to put a
fresh face on her sport and has been
heralded as one of the cool young
people making angling fashionable.
According to the Angling Trust,
more than three million people in
Britain now like to fish, making it
one of our most popular sports.
Marina leads angling courses and
holidays in Britain and abroad, and
evangelises about her sport, too.
She is a countrywoman at heart,
a lover of the great outdoors –
especially if a river runs through it.
After moving from London, Marina
now lives “in the middle of nowhere”
near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, with
her husband and rescue dog, Sedge.
“He’s named after the sedge trout
fly,” Marina says.
Marina has had an affinity with
water for longer than she can
remember, and first went fishing
with her mother, Joanna Gibson,
a keen fly fisher. She spent much
of her childhood chasing salmon,
trout and sea trout in the Scottish
Highlands, and lived also in
Gloucestershire and Devon.
Although she has fished for most
of her life, five years ago she took to
angling with a renewed passion, and
is now a freelance fisher, an angler
for hire. She couldn’t be happier or
busier. “When you work for yourself,
it’s amazing how much work you
do,” she says. In the past six months,
Marina has driven 17,000 miles,
writing for magazines including
Fieldsports and The Field, hosting
corporate days on the River Test,
working as a social media consultant
for the London Fly Fishing Fair, and
representing Orvis, the country
pursuits brand. And all that’s before
she even casts a single hook or fly.
As we speak, she is about to head
off on two days of fishing courses
for families and children. She
leads fishing holidays in Britain
and around the world, pursuing
fish of all shapes and sizes. As she
nearly always puts them back,
they really are the “ones that got
away”. Returning fish to the water
helps to protect the species and the
environment, as well as providing
sport for the next angler along,
Marina says. “If I catch wild trout or
salmon, I always put them back. If I
Fishing takes you to the
most beautiful and remote
places, where all manner of
flora and fauna flourish
Marina Gibson leads angling courses
and holidays around the world
JONATHAN GAWTHORPE/YORKSHIRE POST
want to catch a fish to eat, I’ll catch
it in a lake.”
Show Marina some water and
she will always want to fish in it,
but fly-fishing is her favourite. Ask
her to name the biggest fish she
has ever landed, she will mention a
blue-fin tuna caught in the South of
France – a fish that put up a hell of a
fight. “They don’t pull away, they pull
down on your rod. I thought my back
was going to break.”
Unlike some anglers, she is
reluctant to weigh her catch.“I don’t
really weigh my fish at all,” she says.
“It’s not about the size of the fish or
how much it weighs. It’s about the
experience of being in the outdoors
in beautiful countryside and
enjoying the natural world while you
fish. I think we should get away from
worrying about the size of the fish.”
As Marina says on her website:
“Fishing takes you to some of the
most beautiful and remote places
on Earth, where all manner of flora
and fauna flourish – there is so
much more to fishing than just
catching fish.”
Marina loves to introduce people
to angling, and is keen to encourage
women and children to take it
up. In Britain, angling tends to be
dominated by men. “But in the US
and Canada, lots more women fish,”
she says. “I hope that by teaching
children when they are young
enough, they will then fall in love with
fishing again when they are older.”
Despite her globetrotting Marina
is eager to explore further North
Yorkshire rivers. Is Yorkshire good
for fishing? “They say it’s God’s Own
Country, don’t they?” says Marina,
who is keen to drive less and fish
more often on her new doorstep. To
that end she already runs courses
for women anglers on the River
Tees. And she’s always casting about
for new opportunities.
Television Monday 13 November
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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The Boy With The Topknot
Children In Need Rocks The 80s
9pm, BBC2
When we meet national newspaper
journalist Sathnam Sanghera, his
editor is offering him the choice of
flying to Hollywood to interview
Samuel L Jackson or staying in the
UK to profile Simon Cowell.
Sanghera, played in this deft
dramatisation of his memoir by
Sacha Dhawan, opts for Cowell
because it means he won’t be away
too long from his girlfriend Laura
(Joanna Vanderham), the love of his
life whom he can’t bring himself to
mention to his Punjabi mother
(Deepti Naval) because she’s set on
him marrying a nice Sikh girl.
However the secrets are not all
one-way, he discovers on a trip
home to Wolverhampton.
8.30pm, BBC1
It’s more pop than rock – until the
final surprise guest that is – at the
Wembley Arena, as the audience
dons its 1980s fancy dress to be
entertained by Bananarama, Boy
George, Erasure, Jason Donovan,
Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40.
Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox
introduce “the greatest musical
decade of all” (says who?), while the
show is studded with stories of
young people who have been helped
by Children In Need.
are to be believed) is Nigella having a
“Psycho moment” with a leg of lamb
as she stabs it repeatedly so that her
oregano marinade will penetrate.
You’d like to read her thoughts as the
knife goes in except that it’s still that
same serene smile, the one that
suggests that cookery is a sensual
delight rather than mucky drudgery
followed by washing-up. Also on the
menu is a ginger and walnut cake
that she apparently can never serve
without being pestered for the
recipe. Now, she can just refer
enquirers to the accompanying book.
Robson as actress Pam St Clement
sucks on some marijuana, one of five
older celebrities travelling the 13
American states where pot is
legalised for medicinal reasons.
Darts legend Bobby George, whose
bad back and missing toes (one of
them preserved in vodka) are
familiar from The Real Exotic
Marigold Hotel, joins Robson, St
Clement and Christopher Biggins as
they see whether marijuana will ease
their aches and pains, with John
Fashanu as the token sceptic.
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Nigella: At My Table
Gone To Pot: American
Road Trip
Toffs, Queers And Traitors:
The Extraordinary Life Of
Guy Burgess – Storyville
8.30pm, BBC2
The highlight of this week’s visit to
bijou Notting Hill (if the exteriors
9pm, ITV
“I never thought I’d see Pat Butcher
smoking a bong,” exclaims Linda
9pm, BBC4
Guy Burgess will be familiar to some
from Alan Bates’s portrayal of the
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Victoria Derbyshire (S).
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Impossible: Britain’s
Planners (R) (S). 2.00 Live
Tennis: ATP World Tour
Finals Coverage of the
afternoon session on
day two from The O2 in
London (S). 4.45 Bob Hope:
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Chase (S).
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Queens (R). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
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Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.30 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.00
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
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Dom’s One Star To Five
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6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff 11.15 GPs:
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12.10 5 News Lunchtime
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1.15 Home And Away (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S). 2.20
NCIS: New Orleans (R) (S).
3.20 FILM: A Christmas
Star (Richard Elson 2016)
Festive drama, starring
Erin Galway-Kendrick (S).
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Ball chats to the
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is struggling to
decide where
his feelings lie
(S).
6.00 Home And
Away Mason’s
placement at
the hospital is
terminated (R).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 Student Loan
Scandal –
Panorama (S).
7.00 Celebrity
Antiques Road
Trip New
series. With
Hayley Mills
and Stephen
Tompkinson (S).
7.00 Emmerdale (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street Billy’s
past comes back
to haunt him (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights
The Valencian
Community
Motorcycle
Grand Prix. Last
in the series (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 A King’s
Speech: Martin
Luther King On
Tyneside (S).
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Children In
Need Rocks The
80s With A-ha,
Bananarama,
Boy George and
OMD (S).
8.00 University
Challenge The
first of the
second-round
matches (S).
8.30 Nigella: At My
Table (S).
8.00 The Harbour (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street Billy
shocks
Todd with a
confession (S).
8.00 The Great
Housing
Scandal: Channel
4 Dispatches (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 All New Traffic
Cops Officers
are led on a
chase through
Bradford (S).
8.00 The Art Of
Scandinavia
Sweden’s
tradition in
furniture
design. Last in
the series (R) (S).
9.00 The Boy With
The Topknot
Biographical
drama, starring
Sacha Dhawan
(S).
9.00 Gone To Pot:
American Road
Trip New series
(S).
9.00 999: What’s
Your
Emergency? (S).
9.00 Chris Tarrant:
Extreme
Railway
Journeys (S).
9.00 Toffs,
Queers And
Traitors: The
Extraordinary
Life Of Guy
Burgess –
Storyville (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
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News (S).
10.45 The Murder Of
Becky Watts:
Police Tapes (R)
(S).
10.00First Dates A
receptionist sits
down for a meal
with a chef (S).
10.00Secrets Of The
Tube: Going
Underground
The story of
how London’s
transit system
was built (R) (S).
10.30 Kim Philby – His
Most Intimate
Betrayal Part
one of two (R)
(S).
11pm
11.30 The Graham
Norton Show
With Hugh
Grant and Kelly
Clarkson (R) (S).
11.15 Exodus: Our
Journey
Continues
(R) (S).
11.40 The Jonathan
Ross Show With
guests Grace
Jones, Nadiya
Hussain, Micky
Flanagan and
Stormzy (R) (S).
11.05 Naked
Attraction A
man wants to
find a partner
who shares
his love of
adventure (R).
11.05 FILM: Kickboxer
(David Worth
1989) Martial
arts thriller,
starring JeanClaude Van
Damme (S).
11.30 Kim Philby – His
Most Intimate
Betrayal Part
two of two (R)
(S).
11.15 FILM: Lockout
(James Mather,
Stephen St
Leger 2012)
Sci-fi thriller,
starring Guy
Pearce (S).
11.00 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.25 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.55 Family Guy (R)
(S).
12.25 BBC News (S).
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Countryfile (R) (S). 1.00
Sign Zone: Blue Planet
II (R) (S). 2.00 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.40 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.10 The Simpsons (R)
(S). 1.05 The Truth About
Slim People (R) (S). 2.00 The
Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds (R)
(S). 2.55 The Supervet (R) (S).
3.55 Grand Designs Australia
(R) (S). 4.50 Kirstie’s Fill Your
House For Free (R) (S).
12.50 SuperCasino (S).
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Victims Unit (R) (S). 4.00
Never Teach Your Wife
To Drive (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
House Busters (R) (S). 5.35
Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
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(R) (S). 1.30 The Search For
Life: The Drake Equation
(R) (S). 2.30 The Art Of
Scandinavia (R) (S). 3.30
Close
1.05 FILM: About Elly
(Asghar Farhadi 2009)
Drama, starring Golshifteh
Farahani (S). 3.30 Close
12.25 American Dad! (R) (S).
12.50 Celebrity Juice (R)
(S). 1.40 Scorpion (S). 2.30
Teleshopping
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6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
The Housing Enforcers
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The Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Getting The Builders In (S).
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Bargain Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather (S).
1.30 BBC Regional News;
Weather (S). 1.45 Doctors
(S). 2.15 Impossible (R)
(S). 3.00 Escape To The
Country (R) (S). 3.45 Royal
Recipes (S). 4.30 Flog It! (S).
5.15 Pointless (R) (S).
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7pm
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9pm
Late
Nigella Lawson cooks
lamb in ‘At My Table’
8.30pm, BBC2
Nostalgia trip: vintage
popster Jason Donovan
appears in ‘Children In
Need Rocks The 80s’
8.30pm, BBC1
Pam St Clement has
‘Gone To Pot’ in the US
9pm, ITV
6.55 FILM: Dante’s
Peak (Roger
Donaldson
1997) Disaster
movie, starring
Pierce Brosnan
(S).
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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
You’ve Been Framed!
Gold (R) (S). 9.00 You’ve
Been Framed! Gold (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
You’ve Been Framed! Gold
Top 100 Senior Moments
(R) (S). 1.50 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.45
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.50 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
6.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
6.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Charlie
kicks Alan out
(R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: 47 Ronin
(Carl Rinsch
2013) Fantasy
adventure,
starring Keanu
Reeves (S).
9.00 Family Guy (S).
9.30 Ghosted Leroy
and Max
investigate a
murder (S).
10.00American Dad!
Steve and Snot
plan a party
for their fellow
social misfits
(S).
10.30 Family Guy (R).
NEWS
2-27
spy drinking himself to death in
Moscow in Alan Bennett’s 1983
drama An Englishman Abroad. This
thrilling documentary looks at the
events that led up to this fate, as the
charming Old Etonian and Foreign
Office diplomat was recruited to spy
for the Soviet Union during the
febrile 1930s. Burgess, along with
Donald Maclean and Kim Philby,
continued spying after the war,
feeling they had no obligation to
a society that outlawed their
homosexuality (his rather wonderful
former Russian handler believes it
was “the boredom of the British
establishment” that motivated him).
Either way, that establishment’s
“class blinkers” (and a fair amount of
incompetence) meant that the
increasingly wild Burgess nearly
avoided being rumbled.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
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TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
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Out Of Sight
Lockout
3.50pm, Sky Cinema Select
(Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
Still the best adaptation of the work
of the crime novelist Elmore Leonard
(though the TV show Justified ran
it close), this slick, stylish and sexy
little romance-thriller also helped
establish George Clooney as a leading
man, and was the beginning of his
fruitful collaboration with Steven
Soderbergh. Clooney plays a smoothtalking bank robber who escapes from
prison and promptly but inadvisedly
falls for the US Marshal (Jennifer
Lopez, left) whose job it is to put him
back in there. The dialogue has all of
Leonard’s customary tang and zip,
and even the most minor characters –
all played by an A-list cast – make
a vivid impression.
11.15pm, Film4
(James Mather, Stephen St Leger,
2012)
There’s been a prison break in space,
and the only hope of saving the
President’s daughter is to send in a
cynical action hero who speaks only
in wisecracks. Guy Pearce fits the bill.
About Elly
1.05am, Film4
(Asghar Farhadi, 2009)
This earlier work by the Iranian
director of the Oscar-winning 2011
film A Separation is about the web
of lies and recriminations in which
a group of old university friends
entangle themselves after one of their
party goes missing at the seaside.
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).
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 (R) (S). 3.55 Time Team
(R) (S). 4.55 Time Team (R)
(S). 5.55 The Secret Life Of
The Zoo (R) (S).
6.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
6.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
7.00 Zoo Tales (R) (S). 7.30
Zoo Tales (R) (S). 8.00
Micro Monsters With
David Attenborough (R)
(S). 8.30 Send In The Dogs
Australia (R) (S). 9.00 The
Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
9.30 The Dog Whisperer
(R) (S). 10.00 David
Attenborough’s Conquest
Of The Skies (R) (S). 11.00
Modern Family (R) (S).
11.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 The Guest Wing (R)
(S). 7.00 The British (R)
(S). 8.00 Fish Town (R) (S).
9.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 10.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S).
12.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (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
Armed robbers
hold up the
night mail train
(R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
A Chihuahua
is rushed to
the clinic after
being hit by a
car (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Selma flies to
China to adopt
a baby (R) (S).
6.00 House A patient
with a rare
brain condition
fascinates the
doctors (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote George
Clooney guest
stars (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks
James is
suspicious
of Ryan’s
behaviour (S).
7.30 Streetmate (R)
(S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple give
a 1950s house
a modernist
makeover (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer moves
into a camper
van (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Homer goes to
prison (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
Warrick
investigates a
spate of driveby shootings (R).
8.00 Agatha
Christie’s
Marple (R) (S).
8.00 The Big
Bang Theory
Penny hosts
a Halloween
party (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.00 Supergirl
Lena is blamed
for making
countless
children ill (S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny and Baez
are determined
to get justice
for a woman
held hostage (R)
(S).
12.05 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.10 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1’s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Early Breakfast
With Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
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
9.02 The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 Twin B 1am Radio 1’s
Drum & Bass Show With Rene
LaVice 3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00
Twin B
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Liv and Digby’s
fledgling
romance
blossoms (S).
9.00 Vet On The Hill
Scott Miller
operates on a
pet hedgehog
(S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Nick Grimshaw,
Niall Horan and
Kirsty Gallacher
(R) (S).
9.00 Alan Partridge’s
Mid Morning
Matters (R) (S).
9.30 Alan Partridge’s
Mid Morning
Matters (R).
10.00Tattoo Fixers
At Halloween
Sketch assists
an actor with
a monster of a
tattoo (R) (S).
10.00The Supervet
A Rhodesian
ridgeback
undergoes
spinal surgery
(R) (S).
10.00Bounty Hunters
Barnaby and
Nina urgently
need £500,000
(R) (S).
10.40 Sick Note (R) (S).
10.00Curb Your
Enthusiasm
Larry angers a
yoga teacher (S).
10.40 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does
Countdown
With Richard
Ayoade and
Claudia
Winkleman (R).
11.40 The Simpsons
Homer
choreographs
the Super Bowl
half-time show
(R) (S).
11.15 Real Time With
Bill Maher The
comedian and
guests discuss
the week’s
events (R).
12.05 Rude Tube: Rude
Zoo (R) (S). 1.10 Made In
Chelsea (R) (S). 2.15 First
Dates (R) (S). 3.10 First
Dates (R) (S). 4.05 Black-ish
(R) (S). 4.25 Black-ish (R) (S).
4.50 Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.00 Vet On The Hill (R)
(S). 2.05 The Supervet (R)
(S). 3.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Uncut (R) (S). 3.50 Close
12.05 The Simpsons (R) (S).
12.30 A League Of Their
Own: Rally Special (R) (S).
1.00 The Force: North East
(R) (S). 2.00 Ross Kemp On
Gangs (R) (S). 3.00 Brit Cops:
War On Crime (R) (S). 4.00
Stop, Search, Seize (R) (S).
12.25 Vice Principals (R)
(S). 1.00 The Deuce (R) (S).
2.10 Californication (R) (S).
2.45 Californication (R) (S).
3.20 House (R) (S). 4.15 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.05 The
West Wing (R) (S).
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Blues Show With Paul
Jones 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00
Laura Mvula – God Made Me
Funky 11.00 Jools Holland
12mdn’t Johnnie Walker Meets
Sir Elton John And Bernie
Taupin 2.00 Radio 2’s Jazz
Playlists 3.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Great British Songbook 4.00
Radio 2 Playlist: Hidden
Treasures 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. With guest Vladimir
Jurowski. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Soviet Russia
(1953-1991). The impact of the
death of Stalin in 1953. 1.00
News 1.02 Radio 3 Lunchtime
Concert. Pianist Gabriela
Montero performs pieces by
Schumann and Shostakovich.
2.00 Afternoon On 3. The
Dresden Staatskapelle
performs Shostakovich’s
Symphonies Nos 1 and 15.
5.00 In Tune. An interview
with Russian maestro Valery
Gergiev. 7.00 In Tune Mixtape.
An imaginative, eclectic mix of
music. 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert.
10.00 Music Matters. 10.45
The Essay: Ten Artists That
Shook The World. 11.00 Jazz
Now. 12.30am Through The
Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Living With The
Gods 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 The Untold 11.30 A
Month Of Maureen 12noon
News 12.04 Home Front 12.15
You And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
Book Of The Week: The Dawn
Watch 2.00 The Archers 2.15
Drama: The Interrogation 3.00
Round Britain Quiz 3.30 The
Food Programme 4.00 Art
For The Millions 4.30 Beyond
Belief 5.00 PM 5.57 Weather
6.00 Six O’Clock News 6.30
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
New series. With Graeme
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ONDEMAND
The Sinner
Netflix
Cop Bill Pullman investigates
why a mother has inexplicably
stabbed a stranger to death.
Chris Packham:
Aspergers And Me
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Radio
10.00Endeavour
Prequel to
Inspector Morse
set in 1965,
starring Shaun
Evans (R) (S).
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40-43
48-56
BBC iPlayer
Revealing portrait of the TV
naturalist and his only recently
diagnosed condition.
Upstart Crow
BBC iPlayer
Ben Elton does a Blackadder
on the Bard (David Mitchell).
Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor,
Barry Cryer and Jan Ravens.
7.00 The Archers. Adam
feels cornered. 7.15 Front
Row. Arts programme. 7.45
Living With The Gods. Neil
MacGregor explores how
people interact with religious
images. 8.00 The Confidence
Trick. A type of confidence
that is enriching. Last in the
series. 8.30 Analysis. A look
at authenticity in politicians.
9.00 Natural Histories. Brett
Westwood examines the
place of the giraffe in human
culture. 9.30 Start The Week.
With Nico Muhly, Ivo van
Hove and Darren McGarvey.
10.00 The World Tonight.
With Ritula Shah. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: First Person. By
Richard Flanagan. 11.00 Power
Lines. The rising popularity
of spoken word poetry. 11.30
Today In Parliament. The
start of the week’s business in
Westminster. 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Book Of
The Week: The Dawn Watch
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
Truth 6.00 Earthsearch I 6.30 A
Good Read 7.00 Hello Cheeky
7.30 Dad’s Army 8.00 Rogue
Male 8.30 Tarzan: Lord Of The
Jungle 9.00 Short Works: The
World Of Somerset Maugham
9.15 The Disappearance Of
Shirley McGill 10.00 Comedy
Club: The Unbelievable Truth
10.30 Comedy Club: Dave
Podmore’s World Of Cricket
11.00 Comedy Club: The Now
Show 11.30 Comedy Club: The
Problem With Adam Bloom
11.45 Comedy Club: Brian
Appleton’s History Of Rock
’n’ Roll 12mdn’t Earthsearch I
12.30 A Good Read 1.00 Rogue
Male 1.30 Tarzan: Lord Of The
Jungle 2.00 Regeneration
2.15 Cosmic Quest 2.30
The Kiss 2.45 Looking For
Mrs Livingstone 3.00 Slow
Burn 4.00 Just A Minute
4.30 Tomorrow, Today! 5.00
Millport 5.30 The Unbelievable
Truth
BBC 5 Live
9.45am Daily Service 12.01pm
Shipping Forecast 5.54
Shipping Forecast
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:
The Monday Night Club 9.00
5 Live Sport: The Tuffers And
Vaughan Cricket Show 10.00
Flintoff, Savage And The Ping
Pong Guy 10.30 Phil Williams
1am Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15 Wake Up To
Money
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC 6 Music
6am Rogue Male 6.30 Tarzan:
Lord Of The Jungle 7.00
Millport 7.30 The Unbelievable
Truth 8.00 Hello Cheeky
8.30 Dad’s Army 9.00 Just
A Minute 9.30 Tomorrow,
Today! 10.00 Slow Burn 11.00
Short Works: The World Of
Somerset Maugham 11.15
The Disappearance Of Shirley
McGill 12noon Hello Cheeky
12.30 Dad’s Army 1.00 Rogue
Male 1.30 Tarzan: Lord Of The
Jungle 2.00 Regeneration
2.15 Cosmic Quest 2.30
The Kiss 2.45 Looking For
Mrs Livingstone 3.00 Slow
Burn 4.00 Just A Minute
4.30 Tomorrow, Today! 5.00
Millport 5.30 The Unbelievable
7am Mary Anne Hobbs
10.00 Lauren Laverne 1pm
Mark Radcliffe 4.00 Tom
Ravenscroft 7.00 Marc Riley
9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t 6
Music Recommends With
Lauren Laverne 1.00 The First
Time With Tricky 2.00 Amazing
Grace 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00
Chris Hawkins
BBC Radio 4 LW
Pick
ofthe
day
Laura Mvula
– God Made Me
Funky
10pm, BBC Radio 2
The Birmingham
soul singer and
former choir
director (above)
charts gospel’s
influence on
other genres from
the 1950s to the
present day.
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Jane Jones celebrates
Disney’s Fantasia. 10.00
Smooth Classics 1am Sam
Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Ben Burrell 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
Heart
6am Jamie And Emma
9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
7.00 Sian Welby 10.00 Kat
Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00
Jenni Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With Ray Parlour
10.00 Jim White 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough 7.00 (Except Scotland)
Kick-off 7.00 (Scotland) Kick-off
10.00 Sports Bar 1am Extra
Time With Adam Catterall
Travel
Here for the beer
Exploring the Czech city
where beautiful buildings
sprang from brewing wealth
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Matt Pickles
10Best
Snow jackets
Keep warm and dry on
the slopes with the best
technical kit available
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A
Arts
Painter and pioneer
A new exhibition of Gluck’s
work explores the artist’s
gender-fluid stance
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ndy Allen cannot
remember the
moment his life
changed forever, even
if millions of people
have since watched footage of the
Taliban blast that tore off his leg
and blinded him. The improvised
explosive device (IED) that struck
while Andy was on patrol in
Afghanistan with the Royal Irish
Regiment in July 2008 was later
shown in a Bafta-winning BBC
documentary. Wounded followed
Andy through months of gruelling
treatment and rehabilitation,
ending in November 2008 when
he returned to Belfast to meet his
newborn son.
But since the cameras stopped
rolling, his story has been even
more remarkable. Nearly 10 years
on, he is a member of Northern
Ireland’s parliament and tipped
as a rising star in politics.
Now 28, Andy was just 19 when
he was injured. He was rescued by
his colleagues and only regained
consciousness seven weeks
later in Birmingham’s Selly Oak
Hospital. “My first memories are
distorted, but I remember feeling
that I needed to convey to my
family that it was not my fault,” he
says. “I thought people would think
I had done something wrong.”
After three months of intensive
treatment and many surgeries,
Andy was moved to Headley Court
rehabilitation centre in Surrey. He
struggled to adjust to losing his
independence. “I had gone from
being incredibly fit and agile to
suddenly being unable to even do
10 press ups,” he says. “I had to be
lifted out of bed by nurses and I
was suddenly reliant on others to
do virtually everything.”
But he found the eyesight loss
hardest to come to terms with.
“I don’t mean any disrespect to
anyone who has suffered the loss
of a limb, but I could take losing
my legs 100 times over if it meant
I still had my eyesight,” he says. “I
had taken for granted how much
sight impacts our everyday lives.”
Multiple operations have restored
his vision to approximately 30
per cent with little prospect of
further improvement.
Andy set himself targets
throughout his recovery. The
first was to be as fit as possible
when his son Carter was born –
his girlfriend Natalie, who is now
his wife, had been five months
pregnant when Andy was injured.
He made good progress and flew
back from hospital to meet Carter
the day after his birth.
His progress stalled when a
bone complication known as
heterotopic ossification made it
too painful and difficult for him
to walk using prosthetics. “I had
been determined to walk again
to be as independent as possible,
so this really knocked me back,”
he says. He only got through
this period with support from
family and friends, doctors and
nurses, and charities. He singles
out Blind Veterans UK, which
helped retrain him in how to use
computers and prepare to return
to work after his sight loss. “They
were one of the shining lights at
the end of the tunnel and showed
me that there were still many
career opportunities open to me,”
he says.
During Andy’s recovery, he
noticed areas where support
could be improved for Northern
Ireland’s service community.
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This Saturday, in your new
The reality is I was
injured and I have
to play the deck of
cards I’ve been dealt
Fun days out
From a winter wonderland
and Christmas markets to
a cat show and astronomy
Left, Andy
Allen and
(above) in
Afghanistan
So in 2011 he set up a charity
which offers Northern Ireland’s
first dedicated drop-in centre
for service personnel, veterans
and their families. AA Veterans
Support helps them to transition
to civilian life with support
on issues such as housing,
employment and mental health.
Andy says running a charity
gave him a taste for helping others
and, when he felt sufficiently
recovered, he entered politics. In
2014 he joined the Ulster Unionist
Party and, one year later, he
entered the Stormont Parliament
as a member for East Belfast.
The parliament building
was ill-prepared for its first
wheelchair-using politician –
the ramp to the voting lobbies
needed to be adapted to allow
Andy to vote. He fought for
adaptations to the building,
making it more accessible for
people with disabilities. While
attending events and visiting
constituents, he found he could
not enter some buildings because
of the lack of disabled access.
But he says things are changing.
“Thankfully, society as a whole
is becoming more aware of the
fact that there are many people
living with disabilities and that
they have a right to participate in
society,” he says.
As a teenager, Andy spent
weekends working on his “pride
and joy,” a Peugeot 206. Today,
he relies on a driver, friends and
family to get around. He reads his
phone and parliamentary papers
by holding them close to his face,
and he must periodically rest his
eyes from the computer.
The British Armed Forces
remain a divisive force in
Northern Ireland with the legacy
of the Troubles, and as a veteran
Andy has faced some hostility. “I
have seen and been at the end of
comments from people who state
they have no sympathy for me
and that they think I got what I
deserved,” he says.
“I have had to deal with it a lot
more since I became involved
in politics.” He says he ignores
these comments and focuses on
the support he has received from
others. “I do not seek nor want
sympathy,” he says.
As the 10th anniversary of
his injury approaches, Andy is
focused on a future in politics. His
immediate priority is creating
opportunities for young people
in his constituency. East Belfast
was once the world’s shipbuilding
powerhouse, but those jobs have
vanished. “I joined the Army
because I didn’t see many other
opportunities,” he says. “I am
worriedtoomanyyoungpeoplewill
leave Northern Ireland because
they don’t see a future here.”
His bosses are impressed.
Robin Swann, leader of the Ulster
Unionist Party, says Andy has
quickly become “one of the top
party spokespeople”, while former
leader Mike Nesbitt tips him as a
future minister.
Andy used to wonder what
might have happened if he had
not been injured. But he tries not
to follow this line of thought. “The
reality is that I was injured and I
have to play the deck of cards I’ve
been dealt,” he says. “I’m trying to
do the best I can with that hand.”
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Travel essentials
Travel
GETTING THERE
Prague is served from the
UK by Jet2, Czech Airlines,
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair,
British Airways and Flybe.
From Prague, trains run at
least once an hour to Ceske
Budejovice. The journey
takes two hours and costs
from €13 (£11) (cd.cz/en).
STAYING THERE
The Hotel Zatkuv Dum
in Ceske Budejovice has
doubles from £39, B&B
(zatkuvdum.cz/en).
MORE INFORMATION
Tours of Budweiser Budvar’s
brewery are available
throughout the year and
cost from 120 koruna (£4)
per person. To book, see
visitbudvar.cz
czechstories.com
czechtourism.com
Hops are placed in a
copper kettle at the
Budvar brewery – part
of the production
process for one of the
Czech Republic’s most
famous exports
C
eske Budejovice, or
“Budweis” as it’s known
in English, is the capital
of southern Bohemia
and lies on the Czech
Republic’s longest river, the Vltava.
The central square is lined with fine
Renaissance and Gothic buildings,
overlooked by an imposing 16thcentury tower. So far, so engagingly
central European. However, Ceske
Budejovice is pre-eminent in the
Czech Republic for something
other than architecture: Budweiser
Budvar beer.
First things first – yes, Budweiser
Budvar. Yes, there is a beer produced
by a US-based multinational with
a very similar name – a situation
which has concentrated America’s
finest legal minds for decades and
means, in certain EU countries, US
“Budweiser” beer can only be sold
as “Bud”.
Ceske Budejovice’s historic
wealth and pretty buildings are
based on beer – its reputation as a
brewing city dates back to the 13th
century, and it was, at one point,
the official imperial brewery for the
Holy Roman Empire. But Budweiser
literally means “of Budweis”, and
while the American Bud has little to
do with Ceske Budejovice, there are
many breweries that do.
Today, the town is still known
for its breweries, and Budweiser
Budvar is the best known – as well
as the oldest and largest still in
existence. Now owned by the state,
it’s been making beer in exactly the
same way, with exactly the same
materials, for more than a century.
In 2004, Budweiser Budvar
was awarded PGI (Protected
Geographical Indication) status
by the EU. Its beer now stands
alongside Melton Mowbray pork
pies and Parmigiano Reggiano
The best of
Budweis
The brewery (left), and inset,
testing the beer on a tour
reach into a sack for a handful of
fragrant green hops, crumble them
on our palms and breathe in deeply.
Budvar uses fresh hops, not
processed pellets, and after a lively,
zingy lungful it’s impossible not to
smile. Josef suggests I stick my head
through an open panel in one of the
mash copper tanks and look down.
There’s not much to see, but a heady
brew of alcoholic Shreddies suffuses
my head.
Later, i n th e co ld o f th e
maturation cellars, we walk among
tanks containing dizzying volumes
of beer, comparing varying ages of
Budvar Original and Dark, together
with other beers not often seen
outside the country: Special, Cvikl
and Strong.
In 1990, Budvar brewed 450,000
hectolitres a year and exported
to 18 countries; now, it makes 1.6
million hectolitres and sells
to 76 nations. At the side
of the room, polished
copper pipes track
along a wall. Josef
opens one of several
brass taps to pour a
glass of immature beer,
examining the colour
and tasting the contents.
The flavours are fresh
but fleeting. There is a promise
of great things, but something is
missing: time.
For beer connoisseurs sampling
straight from the tank is a near
religious experience. Josef,
unsurprisingly, is in his element.
Nuances of each brew are identified
and compared. Each glass
gulped is dangerously refreshing.
Unpasteurised and unfiltered, this
is beer as good as it gets. Beer is, of
course, part of Czech culture – and,
down in the cellars, I can see why.
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THE INDEPENDENT
The pride of the Czech Republic is its traditionally
brewed beer. NickRedmaynetastes the real thing
The beer
undergoes
90 days
maturation
cheese as traditional products
made in a traditional way, in a
specific region.
It is brewed using artesian
water, Saaz hops from Zatec in
northern Bohemia, Moravian
malted barley and yeast. Crucially,
it undergoes at least 90 days
maturation, for a total 102-day
brewing time. By way of contrast,
popular mass-market beers are sold
after just 72 hours.
I’m learning all this at Ceské
Budejovice itself – the brewery is
open for tours and tastings. Josef
Tolar – recently retired from the role
of Budweiser Budvar’s brewmaster
– is our guide. Smartly
dressed and sporting a
neat moustache, he has
the air of a popular
schoolmaster. A good
thing, since I’ve come
to this city with its
1,000-year-old brewing
heritage to soak up all
things beer-related.
We start at a wellhead
outside the modern brewery,
watching clear, cold water flow
through a glass tube. Down there,
Josef says, they’re drawing “Ice
Age” water. “There was no industry,
no agriculture at that time – so the
water is pristine.”
We go inside, up several flights
of stairs and on to a balcony
overlooking vast copper mash
tanks. On the brewhouse floor, we
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Arts
Portraying
an artistic
enigma
Brighton Museum’s latest
exhibition rediscovers the
intimate paintings and
pioneering life of the British
artist Gluck. By Hettie Judah
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as the booze-soaked Father
Christmas, but this time the
laughs are cruder.
I
n 1977, the Brighton Museum
received an unusual bequest.
It was a gift of personal
belongings from the artist
Gluck, whose work had been
highly regarded in 1920s and
30s London. Gluck was celebrated
for dramatic, sensual portraits and
flower paintings which hung in some
of the most fashionable interiors of
the day. The artist had given one such
work – The Devil’s Altar, of a skeletal,
pendulous-bloomed Datura plant – to
the museum, but the contents of the
bequest were rather more mundane:
evening bags, jewellery, cloaks and
dresses, most dating from the 1930s
to the 1950s.
What made the bequest unusual is
that Gluck – born Hannah Gluckstein
in 1895 – had rejected the trappings of
gender at the age of 21, and since then
had dressed in men’s clothing. Martin
Pel and Amy de la Haye, the curators
of the upcoming exhibition Gluck:
Art and Identity, first thought a few
pieces might have been worn by the
artist for special events: a glamorous
culotte dress from the 1930s,
perhaps, or abespoke fancy dress
robe made by theatrical costumier
Madame Karinska.
Placing them on mannequins in the
museum’s basement archive, they
realised that none would have fitted
the diminutive artist. It also seemed
unlikely that Gluck – who took pains
to disguise any hint of a bust – would
have worn anything as lacy or
low-cut as the evening wear donated
to the museum.
This feminine garb was not the
artist’s own wardrobe, but that of
lovers and family: souvenirs from
a lifetime of personal attachments.
The handbags and jewellery had
belonged, perhaps, to the artist’s
mother, a former opera singer,
referred to by Gluck as “the meteor”
on account of her social ambitions
and rocketing energy.
The glamorous evening gowns
were probably those of Nesta
Obermer, a married socialite with
whom Gluck had fallen passionately
in love in 1936 and referred to
as “my own darling wife.” Floral
day dresses, stained and frayed,
were those of Edith Shackleton
Heald, Gluck’s partner of more
than 30 years. (Also included in
the exhibition is a Charles Jourdan
shoebox containing love letters
written by Gluck to Nesta, returned
after the demise of the relationship
– Edith apparently found the letters
many years later and appended
a note to the lid proclaiming them
“All Lies”.)
Art and Identity weaves these
personal artefacts together with
related artworks by Gluck, many
with personal themes. It was during
a visit to Lamorna in Cornwall,
midway though the First World
War, and far from the influence of
a close-knit family, that Gluck was
exposed to the possibilities of a selfdetermined life. A 1916 drawing by
Alfred Munnings shows the artist
as a young bohemian, with tangled
waist-length hair and a clay pipe.
The hair would soon go, replaced
by a simple mannish crop, and with it
came the short, prefix-less moniker:
Gluck. This act of re-christening was
inspired perhaps by a fellow visitor to
Lamorna, the artist Edith Craig, who
was known simply by her masculine
surname, and thought to be Gluck’s
first lover.
They were certainly close, and
remained so. One early work shows
Craig sketching on the moors. In
another, painted 30 years later, we
see Craig seated in the darkening
garden with a blanket over her lap,
ailing, and perhaps already blind.
The Gluckstein family owned the
Lyons tea houses and the Trocadero
in London. When in town, Gluck
attended performances nightly, and
painted events both on and off stage,
creating an often highly stylised
view of the 1920s cabaret scene. In
the theatre studies, and paintings
of the racecourses and landscape
of Cornwall at the same time, Gluck
presented figures dwarfed by the
scale of their surroundings.
On the Trocadero stage, we see
The Three Nifty Nats (1926) dancing
in formation on a sweeping set sliced
through with a painted lightning bolt
and towering geometric forms. In
Before the Races, St Buryan, Cornwall
Clockwise from
main: a portrait
of Hannah
Gluckstein, aka
Gluck, taken in
about 1932 by
Howard Coster;
the artist’s
grandfather,
painted in 1915;
‘The Pleiades’
(1940 -43)
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The weekend’s
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JEFF ROBSON
Forster’s Edwardian
classic given a slightly
too stately adaptation
» Howards End BBC1, Sunday, 9pm
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(1924), horses and riders are deftly
picked out in the lower left corner, the
spectators just visible to the lower
right, and the whole scene dominated
by the vast blue sky: an excitingly
bold composition.
Gluck’s intimately observed flower
portraits accompanied the start of
a relationship with the influential
florist Constance Spry. While the
cool, white arum spears of Lilies
(1932-6), in their sculptural, plinthlike container, reflect the grandiose
formalism of the fashionable
interiors of the time, the fleshier
blooms of Lords and Ladies (1936),
shown against a black background,
feel charged and distinctly erotic.
In contrast to the later careful
observation of the flowers, Primavera
(1920), the artist’s only known
portrayal of a nude figure, is joyfully
camp, and somewhat non-specific in
its observation of the female body.
The work hung in Constance Spry’s
house alongside the gentle and
delicately painted Spiritual (1927),
portraying a black British man,
apparently deep in introspection,
against a dark background.
Darkness, too, provides the setting
for The Punt (1937), Gluck’s romantic
double portrait with Nesta Obermer.
The lovers are shown embracing
in a punt stretching out across the
inky blackness of a pond at night.
Within the Brighton bequest are
a number of Tunisian garments
bought as souvenirs during a stay at
Hammamet with Nesta in the 1930s.
Ephebe – A Tunisian Boy (1936) also
dates from this trip: it’s a beautifully
observed picture of childhood, the
boy’s delicately bowed head, with its
close-cropped hair, is soft and downy
against the plain white background.
After a number of successful
exhibitions in London in the 1920s
and 30s, in the post-war era Gluck’s
meticulous figurative style fell out
of favour. For a decade or so, the
artist focused energy instead on
a dogged campaign against paint
manufacturers who were producing
inferior products that threatened to
deteriorate over time.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Gluck
undertook a series of portraits of
judges and other powerful figures
from the British legal system. The
curators note that in one such work
included in the exhibition, the judge
in question only occupies the lower
portion of the canvas – apparently
the artist’s response to his refusal to
pay the full fee for his portrait.
The only garments in the bequest
likely to have been worn by Gluck
are a set of painters’ smocks. (The
curators, however, point out that
none shows any sign of having been
painted in.) The artist’s own clothing
and personal effects were sold off
posthumously from her Sussex home
in 1978. The well-cut, masculine garb
with which Gluck had famously been
associated dispersed.
What remains on view in Brighton
is largely a portrait in absentia, still
full of mysteries.
‘Gluck: Art and Identity’, Brighton
Museum, 18 November to 11 March
The accompanying book ‘Gluck: Art
and Identity’, edited by Martin Pel
and Amy de la Haye, is published by
Yale University Press
he clocks have gone back,
the heating’s been turned
up – it must be time for
a Sunday night literary
adaptation on BBC1. After the
ambitious but flawed The Child
in Time and The Last Post’s not
always seamless blend of domestic
turmoil and insurgent-hunting
drama, Howards End looks like a
ratings home banker for the run-up
to Christmas.
E M Forster’s 1910 novel is an
undisputed classic and it’s certainly
been given the full treatment. The
string quartet theme over the
opening credits conjures up an
atmosphere of Edwardian gentility.
The costume designers and
location scouts have clearly had
a field day and the classy cast are
uniformly excellent. It even has a
Maggie Smith surrogate in Tracey
Ullman’s scene-stealing Aunt Juley.
She’s the exasperated counsellor
to the orphaned Schlegel sisters,
the well-to-do bohemians around
whom the plot revolves. Margaret
(Hayley Atwell), the elder, is
pragmatic and independent. Helen
(Philippa Coulthard) is equally
liberated but with a romantic and
impetuous streak.
This prompts a brief engagement
to Paul, (Jonah Hauer-King)
youngest son of the Wilcox
family – holiday acquaintances
of the Schlegels and owners of
the titular country house. Much
of the opening episode detailed
the sisters’ growing links with
Lo
onergan has
captured Forster’s
subtly perceptive yet
warmly human tone
the family, headed by genial but
brusque industrialist Henry
(Matthew Macfadyen) and his
ailing wife (Julia Ormond).
I found the progress a little too
stately and decorous. Despite
being adapted by the American
playwright and screenwriter
Kenneth (Manchester By The Sea)
Lonergan, there wasn’t much to
distinguish it from any worthy
English Lit classic retelling from
the past 40 years.
It did, however, acknowledge
the existence of non-white faces in
Edwardian England in the casting
of Rosalind Eleazar as Jacky, wife
of the self-improving clerk Leonard
Bast (Joseph Quinn).
Anyone who’s read the novel (or
seen the 1992 Merchant Ivory film
version) will know the characters’
Philippa Coulthard as Helen Schlegel
and Jonah Hauer-King as Paul
Wilcox in the new ‘Howards End’
tangled relations, complicated by
past history and social convention,
ironically illustrate the author’s
epigraph: “only connect”. Lonergan
has definitely captured Forster’s
subtly perceptive yet warmly
human tone and if he and director
Hettie Macdonald can up the
tempo a little as the plot thickens,
this could rank among the BBC’s
finest literary forays.
But if you wanted an alternative
to all that impeccable good taste,
Murder on the Blackpool Express
was a nicely rambunctious comic
Northern take on a famous multisuspect whodunnit recently given
the big-budget film treatment.
This too boasted a stellar cast
– of British comedy veterans and
newcomers alike, headed by Car
Share’s Sian Gibson as Gemma,
proprietor of a ramshackle
“literary coach tours” business.
But shepherding devotees of
pretentious mystery writer David
Van Der Clane (Griff Rhys Jones)
around the locations of his “most
celebrated murders” took a sinister
turn as the fans began to expire in
mysterious circumstances.
David was keen to keep the tour
going in order to shift as much
merchandise as possible. But
coach driver Terry (Johnny Vegas)
smelled a rat and began to do a
bit of amateur sleuthing (“Marge
hated spicy food – but she choked
on a Coronation Chicken bap!”)
It was sometimes a bit too broad
and the climax was overstretched.
But there was always a cracking
one-liner or piece of perfectly
timed black farce to paper over the
cracks. And the cast clearly had a
whale of a time.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Matthew Seadon-Young
and Kelsey Grammer
pull at the heartstrings
in a new musical
TRISTRAM KENTON
THEATRE
Big Fish
THE OTHER PLACE, LONDON
HHHHH
Andrew Lloyd Webber is to
be commended for dedicating
a central London venue to
showcasing new musicals. This
American import has the added
glamour of TV’s Frazier, Kelsey
Grammer, in a starring role.
Perhaps more importantly for
the Lloyd Webber project , it is a
musical with a fine score and a
story that is not just funny and
thoughtful, but ends up pulling at
the heartstrings.
Big Fish, adapted from first a
novel and then the Tim Burton
film, is the tale of Edward Bloom,
who was rarely there for his
young son, Will, but, when he was,
entertained him with romantic
and fantastical takes of how he
met witches, giants and, in everchanging scenarios, Will’s mother.
This is told mainly in flashback
after Edward is in hospital with a
stroke. Will, sensitively played by
Matthew Seadon-Young, wants to
get to the bottom of who his father
really is, and what a father really
is, and suspects there is a dark
secret beneath the tall tales.
As Edward, Kelsey Grammer
has a natural stage presence, and
is a master of whimsical humour,
with a seemingly effortless
rapport with the audience. And,
on one occasion, when moved to
anger by his son confronting him,
he displays a simmering rage that
is genuinely disturbing.
At the end Will, prompted by
his wife to “know the stories and
you will know the man” realises
that the tall tales were “not to
impress me but to inspire me”. It’s
a plot that could have been corny
but is genuinely touching.
Although there are back projections, the show is played out a
little claustrophobically on an
almost bare stage. Lloyd Webber
argues in the programme that the
point of his project is to showcase
new musicals in their early stages
rather than have to wait for the
prohibitive expense of fancy sets.
Nevertheless, some atmosphere
is lost.
But I’m sure that Lloyd Webber
is pleased with the music and
lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The songs
have a montage of styles from
country to vaudeville, and much
in between. And director Nigel
Harman pushes the story along
at a good pace, with (arguably not
enough) flashes of Liam Steel’s
colourful and driving choreography in the dance routines.
Frazier fans who may have just
come to see Kelsey Grammer on
stage also got an excellent new
musical for their money.
Until 31 December
DAVID LISTER
THE INDEPENDENT
VISUAL ARTS
Roy Lichtenstein
TATE, LIVERPOOL
More than 20 works, drawn from
the Artist Rooms collection, chart
Roy Lichtenstein’s career, from his
early interest in landscape to his
pop paintings influenced by comic
strips and advertising imagery.
The free display also presents a
three-screen installation, his only
work with film, which was made
after spending two weeks
at Universal Studios in 1969.
(tate.org.uk) to 17 Jun
When We Were Young
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT
GALLERY, EDINBURGH
This display documenting the
experience and representation of
childhood uses photographs from
the gallery’s collection to explore
how the portrayal of children has
shifted over the past 170 years,
featuring daguerreotypes from
the 1840s to digital prints from
this year. (0131 624 6200) to 13 May
FILM
Professor Marston and
the Wonder Women
15, ANGELA ROBINSON, 108MINS
Luke Evans stars as William
Moulton Marston, a psychology
professor at Harvard in the
1920s, in this subversive and
unashamedly kinky feature
that offers a playful, poignant
and always surprising account
of the birth of Wonder Woman.
Rebecca Hall stars as his wife,
while Bella Heathcote is the young
teaching assistant drawn into a
menage-a-trois with the couple.
Limited release
Marjorie Prime
12A, MICHAEL ALMEREYDA, 97MINS
POP
OPERA
Ghostpoet
ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON
Lucia de
Lammermoor
HHHHH
HHHHH
A clever and affecting meditation
on memory, bereavement, love
and remorse, pitched somewhere
between a traditional family
melodrama and one of Samuel
Beckett’s absurdist late dramas.
Lois Smith stars as Marjorie,
a woman in her eighties whose
faculties are beginning to
fail along with her appetite.
Limited release
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
Coventry poet and musician
Obaro Ejimiwe is a strikingly
relevant artist in these dark and
troubled times, as he proved
with a snarling set that perfectly
knitted together the introspection
of his previous work with the
caustic social commentary of new
release Dark Days + Canapés.
His usual backing band were
joined by a string section while
Ejimiwe himself stuck to his now
customary slurred baritone, still
deftly occupying the sludgy space
between singing and spoken word.
If the set-up was similar,
the subject matter was fresh,
driven by the daily horrors of
our 24-hour news cycle world.
The new album got a good airing
alongside older claustrophobic
classics. But the best received
was “(We’re) Dominoes”, a terse
reflection on good times gone bad,
which could ostensibly be about a
crumbling relationship – or something much bigger indeed. It was
the highlight of a show by an artist
clearly at the top of his game.
LUKE BROWN
THE INDEPENDENT
Donizetti composed his Scottish
tragedy nearly two centuries
ago, yet real life has only recently
caught up with it. Lucia loves
Edgardo, but is pressured by her
brother Enrico to marry Arturo
to save the fortunes of her clan;
tricked into believing Edgardo to
be unfaithful, she consents to the
wedding, murders her husband,
hallucinates a reunion with
Edgardo, then kills herself; griefstricken Edgardo kills himself
over her dead body.
A forced marriage: yes, we
regularly read about such things
in the papers. But director Katie
Mitchell has put a spin on the
story which doubles its topicality,
because her Lucia is feisty rather
than submissive, and is carrying
Edgardo’s child, which in despair
she aborts bloodily.
The original libretto has two
ghosts, but Mitchell’s spooky
staging is filled with apparitions.
On the production’s first outing
last year, mimed scenes on one
side took our attention away from
sung ones on the other; moreover,
the love scene between the
Paddington 2
PG, PAUL KING, 90MINS
Lisette Oropesa and
Charles Castronovo
are an ideal pairing
STEPHEN CUMMISKEY
principals was accompanied by a
comically explicit bonk. It’s good
to be able to report that those
problems are now resolved, and
that as a result we can enjoy some
outstanding performances.
Christopher Maltman’s Enrico
provides the necessary malign
focus, while Michele Pertusi’s
stentorian tones as the Calvinist
chaplain give the whole thing
ballast. Meanwhile in Lisette
Oropesa’s Lucia and Charles
Castronovo’s Edgardo we get an
ideal pairing, both dramatically
and musically. Castronovo’s bel
canto is unfailingly easy on the
ear; Oropesa, making her Covent
Garden debut, sings with a
delicate expressiveness which in
her mad scene deservedly brings
the house down; Michele Mariotti
conducts with persuasive grace.
To 27 November (0207 304 4000)
MICHAEL CHURCH
THE INDEPENDENT
Paddington Bear returns to the
screen in a superior sequel so
full of charm and good humour
that it should delight audiences
everywhere. Director Paul King,
who co-wrote the script with
Simon Farnaby, is faithful to the
spirit of Paddington’s creator,
Michael Bond, while also filling the
movie with slapstick sequences
invoking the memory of Charlie
Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
Nationwide release
TALKS & POETRY
Bristol Festival
of Economics
@BRISTOL, BRISTOL
At the sixth annual festival are
Michael Lewis (tonight 6.30pm),
Gordon Brown, Stephanie
Flanders, Diane Coyle, Rory
Cellan-Jones, Giuliana Battisti,
Jean Tirole and Eric Beinhocker.
(ideasfestival.co.uk) to Sat
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Gordon Brown
VARIOUS VENUES
The former prime minister talks
about his memoir of New Labour
and his early career, My Life, Our
Times. Merchant Taylors’ School,
Northwood (01923 283566) tonight
7.30pm; Christ Church, Julian Rd,
Bath (01225 428111) Tue 1.15pm;
Waterstones, Bristol Galleries (0117
925 2274) Tue 6.30pm; St George’s
Hall, Liverpool (0151 709 9820) Wed
7pm; Storyhouse Theatre, Chester
(01244 409 113) Thur 6pm
Jaron Lanier
EMMANUEL CENTRE, LONDON SW1
The veteran digital commentator
talks about his new book,
Dawn of the New Everything:
a Journey Through Virtual
Reality, and explores some of the
ways our future as digital beings
could play out. (intelligencesquared.
com) tonight 7pm
DANCE
The Royal Ballet
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
Twyla Tharp’s career has crossed
from contemporary dance to
Hollywood and beyond. In The
Illustrated Farewell, she expands
her 1973 piece As Time Goes By
for the Royal Ballet. Arthur Pita’s
new work The Wind is based on
Dorothy Scarborough’s novel
and the celebrated silent film.
(020 7304 4000) tonight and Fri
POP
Cigarettes After Sex
VARIOUS VENUES
El Paso-to-Brooklyn transplant
Greg Gonzalez revivifies the
tarnished reputation of the
doomed-to-love song with the
sumptuously cine-romantic
pop-noir of his band’s eponymous
debut: a set of songs lush enough
to melt the ice in any passing
drinks at 40 paces. University,
Leeds (ticketweb.co.uk) tonight;
QMU, Glasgow (musicglue.com) Tue
OMD
VARIOUS VENUES
Andy McCluskey and Paul
Humphreys re-alight on the sweet
spot where electro artistry and
shiny pop meet. After recent
celebrations of early career peaks,
they’re back with The Punishment
of Luxury, a surprisingly crisp
new album of precision-honed
intelli-pop for a band nearing
their 40th. Roundhouse, London
NW1 (roundhouse.org.uk) tonight;
De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhillon-Sea (dlwp.com) Wed; Academy,
Manchester (omd.twickets.co.uk) Fri
The War on Drugs
VARIOUS VENUES
Adam Granduciel’s cosmic roadrockers return with a full tank
of juice. This time, the occasion
is album number four, A Deeper
Understanding, where the
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Druggies retool their cocktail of
US road-rock, open-topped AOR,
and multifarious alterna-textures
(drone, krautrock) for maximum
outreach. Apollo, Manchester
(seetickets.com) tonight; Alexandra
Palace, London N22 (seetickets.
com) Tue; Guildhall, Portsmouth
(seetickets.com) Wed
Mount Eerie
VARIOUS VENUES
After the elemental awe of earlier
Eerie albums, Washington’s
Phil Elverum is at his most
devastatingly direct on A Crow
Looked at Me, a still, spare,
scrupulously unadorned reflection
on the death of his wife (and
mother of their child), Geneviève
Castrée, from cancer in 2016.
St John at Bethnal Green, London
E2 (wegottickets.com) tonight and
Tue; Left Bank, Leeds (seetickets.
com) Wed; Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
(seetickets.com) Thur
Goat Girl
CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON SE17
The DIY spirit lives on in the
hands of these four London
women. Signed to Rough Trade,
Goat Girl set spiky lyrics and
insouciant melodies to tightwound coils of riffs and rhythm,
a caustic cocktail served to
blistering effect on new
release “Cracker Drool”.
(wegottickets.com) tonight
IQ
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text by Patrick Marber, sets
out to make this frequently
performed play seem unfamiliar.
(01482 300 306) to Sat
Ink
DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE,
LONDON WC2
This splendid Fleet Street drama
by James Graham, who also wrote
This House, treats the birth and
spectacular growth of that most
mocked and mocking of British
institutions, The Sun, with the
seriousness it deserves. The play
is funny but, thankfully, never
arch, Rupert Goold’s direction is a
kinetic delight and Bertie Carvel
is suitably reptilian as Rupert
Murdoch. (0844 871 7627) to 6 Jan
i MONDAY
13 NOVEMBER 2017
First
Chance
Opening
this week
FILM
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
15, PAUL MCGUIGAN, 106MINS
Biographical drama starring
Annette Bening as American actress
Gloria Grahame. Opens Thur
COMEDY
Rob Kemp
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
JAZZ
The Elvis Dead is a retelling of horror
classic The Evil Dead II set to the songs
of Elvis. (020 7478 0100) opens Tue
Herbie Hancock
BARBICAN, LONDON EC2
Keytar in hand, the modern
jazz giant will be showcasing
his new latest project for the
25th London Jazz Festival, with
bassist James Genus, drummer
Trevor Lawrence Jr and
Terrace Martin on sax and keys.
(020 7638 4141) tonight and Tue
DANCE
Rambert
ALHAMBRA, BRADFORD
Ben Duke’s new Goat is inspired by the
work of Nina Simone, with jazz singer
Nia Lynn performing live on stage.
(01274 432 000) opens Wed
8 days
half-bo
ar
from on d
ly
THEATRE
Hedda Gabler
£ 7 9 9 pp
HULL NEW THEATRE
Henrik Ibsen’s drama is one of
the great portraits of a soul in
crisis. Lizzy Watts stars in the title
role, as a passionate woman who
rebels against the numbness of a
stifling marriage, spots vulgarity
unerringly yet dreads the prospect
of scandal. Ivo van Hove’s National
Theatre staging, which uses a
crisp yet somewhat colourless new
If you only see
one thing today
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Puglia, Lecce & Vieste
FILM
The Florida Project
Undiscovered Italy
15, SEAN BAKER, 111MINS
ALITITUDE FILMS
This new feature by the
director of Tangerine is
one of the best films about
childhood made anywhere
in recent years. The main
protagonist is a mischievous
and imaginative six-year-old
girl, who is living with her
delinquent, tattoo-covered,
single mom in a very seedy
motel just outside Walt
Disney World in Florida.
Nationwide release
Departures from April to October 2018
Your tour includes...
Guided tour of Lecce, one of Italy’s finest baroque towns
Visit to Alberobello, home to the unique trulli houses, set amid stunning,
Tuscan-like countryside
Guided tour of Matera, the cave village and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided tour of Bari’s old town, once home to the ancient Greeks, Saracens
and Normans, with an amazing Romanesque cathedral
Tour the beautiful national park and Crusader church of Monte Sant’Angelo,
where the Archangel St Michael appeared
Enjoy a pasta making demonstration and light lunch in Puglia
Seven nights in conveniently located four-star accommodation, with
breakfast and dinner, including three local restaurants
Return travel from a selection of airports
Services of our experienced tour manager
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+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
ECONOMICS
Britain’s finances ‘are the
weakest of G7 economies’
By Hazel Sheffield
The UK financial system is the
weakest of all the G7 major
economies, scoring well below Italy
on an index by the UK think-tank
the New Economics Foundation
designed to measure a county’s
capacity to withstand financial crises
and economic shock.
Andrew Pendleton, director of
policy and advocacy at the New
Economics Foundation, said: “With
the vast uncertainties of Brexit on
the horizon, consumer debt rising,
and wages failing to keep pace with
inflation, just such a shock seems
ever more likely. And our financial
system is simply not ready for that.”
UK resilience has improved since
the index last ran in 2015, but it is still
vulnerable, the think-tank said. But
rising household debt, expected to
reach 150 per cent of GDP by 2019,
and uncertainty over Brexit has
compounded weaknesses.
The UK scored 34.9 out of a
possible 100 for financial system
resilience – almost half the score of
Italy, which is the next-most resilient
financial system in the EU. Germany
has the most resilient financial
system in the G7, the index showed,
with a score of 78.5.
The index was developed to
look beyond simply how much
capital banks hold as insurance
against shocks, to include diversity,
The UK has the most
concentrated banking
sector in the G7, with the largest
three banks controlling almost
half of all bank assets.
interconnectedness, type and
diversity of assets and transparency.
It comes as economists warn of a
bubble in assets among high-income
countries including the G7 countries
of the UK, the US, Canada, Japan,
Germany, France and Italy. Stocks,
housing and bonds are considered
expensive by historical standards.
Financial instability has been
exacerbated by a fall in trading since
Brexit, making the system less liquid.
Craig Beevers, senior technical
adviser of the FICC Markets
Standards Board (FMSB), said
trading had suffered because postcrisis uncertainty had stopped City
workers from making certain trades.
He said: “The reaction of the
market post-crisis has really become
one of ‘If I have 1 per cent of doubt, I
am not going to do it’. It had a massive
negative impact on liquidity because
Andrew Pendleton warned a shock to
the UK’s financial system was ‘likely’
people were just too scared to do
stuff. You have got traders who, on a
minute-by-minute basis, can decide
‘I will pass on that one and I will do
the next one’ because it is not really
very clear.”
Mr Beevers said a big chunk of
the work by the FMSB is providing
clarification to remove “bottlenecks
and uncertainty”. He added: “When
[people] have clarity, they tend to be
more active.”
COMMERCE
Drop in retail
footfall ‘is
worst since
referendum’
By Josie Cox
Quote of
the day
There are
concerns that
global financial
stability is
threatened
Catherine
McGuinness
Policy chairwoman
of the City of London
Corporation on
increased fears of a
disorderly Brexit
The 30
Second
Briefing
CHRISTMAS
ADVERTS
What’s the latest Christmas advert
to hit TV?
Waitrose released its black-andwhite creation yesterday during
X Factor. The 90-second short,
created by adam&eveDDB, is
inspired by real-life events in which
punters got snowed into a remote
pub in the Yorkshire Dales. It comes
days after John Lewis released its
much-anticipated, monster-themed
Christmas offering on Friday.
Why are Christmas adverts such
a big deal?
Consumers are annually won
over by the advertising industry’s
appropriation of all things warm and
fuzzy. But Christmas advertising
has become more important than
ever in light of recent declines in
consumer spending – profits at
John Lewis halved in the first six
months of 2017.
How come retailers are still
spending money on advertising
even as they report lower profits?
Retailers are becoming more
aggressive about their advertising
to win over customers. Brands
are expected to spend a record
£6bn on Christmas advertising in
2016, according to the Advertising
Association, with spending on ads
up 40 per cent in just seven years.
How can they afford it?
Many retailers are stripping out
operating costs by closing stores
and shrinking staff. The prices
of consumer goods have also
undergone the highest year-on-year
growth since March 2012 at 3.3 per
cent. Craig Mawdsley, chief strategy
officer at advertising agency
AMVBBDO, said: “A lot of businesses
don’t have much of an option other
than to go for it.”
Fragile consumer sentiment as a
result of a surge in inflation appears
to have kept cash-conscious shoppers
off the high streets last month – even
before interest rates were raised.
According to figures from
the market intelligence group
Springboard and the British Retail
Consortium (BRC), overall footfall
in October slipped by 2 per cent on
the same month a year ago, marking
the lowest rate since last year’s
Brexit referendum.
It was also below the three-month
rolling average of a fall of 1.4 per cent,
and the 12-month rolling average of a
decline of 0.5 per cent.
“All shopping destinations saw
shopper footfall ease back in October,
which mirrors the month’s paltry
sales performance,” said BRC chief
executive Helen Dickinson.
The data shows that the East
was the only region to show growth
in October. Footfall there rose by
1 per cent.
Shopping centres suffered a
particular decline, ranging from 1 per
cent to 3 per cent. Greater London
was the only region to see positive
growth – of 0.2 per cent.
Diane Wehrle, Springboard
marketing and insights director,
said that last month was the worst
October for footfall since 2013, when
it declined by 2.9 per cent.
She said that the rolling threemonth average was now at the lowest
since June last year, indicating that
“both high streets and shopping
centres are clearly under pressure”.
THE INDEPENDENT
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Media
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
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on
Monday
IAN BURRELL
Cut backs: Greg
Williams took
over as editor of
‘Wired’ earlier
this year
hings have shifted,”
says Greg Williams,
as he looks back
on the eight-year
history of the UK
edition of technology magazine
Wired, which he began editing at
the start of this year.
Wired UK began as an
unapologetic champion for all
aspects of technology, facing down
the reactionary scaremongering
of tabloid papers which felt
threatened by change. “It did
seem like the times were less
tarnished than they are now, with
tech being much more utopian
and I think Wired reflected that,”
says Williams.
Today, with the American
President using Twitter to
undermine climate science and the
Kremlin exploiting Facebook to
proliferate fake news, Wired takes
a more nuanced stance, analysing
“how Russia hacked the internet”,
probing the impact of automation
on the job market and criticising
the gender imbalance in Silicon
Valley. “It’s our job to call bullshit
when we see it,” says the editor.
“We are not just here to represent
the interests of the technology
industry, but to ensure that we have
an objective editorial point of view
“T
that is of incredibly high-value to
our readers.”
Technology has – somewhat
ironically – disrupted Wired’s
own business model, and last
week it announced that its slickly
produced magazine would be
cutting production from 10 editions
a year to six, with a consequent
reduction in both the editorial and
commercial staff.
Yet despite the downsides
(from scandals at Uber to the
exploitation by governments of
personal data), Wired staff remain
“massive optimists” that geeks
will triumph in solving mankind’s
toughest challenges. “We largely
believe that technology is a force for
good, whether that is in healthcare
or security or energy… we are
going to solve many of the world’s
big problems using technology,
whether that is transportation
or agriculture or energy. We will
champion that.”
Wired UK has reached its 100th
edition, featuring Professor
Stephen Hawking as its cover star.
Williams says Hawking – who has
a previous Wired cover interview
on the wall outside his Cambridge
office – is “someone who sums
up what Wired is about” in an
era when science and expertise
is under attack. “We are living
in a world where there is a lot of
quite dangerous rhetoric flying
around, an anti-science sentiment,
a questioning of truth,” he says.
“We at Wired have been slightly
alarmed by this rise of alternative
facts. We wanted to make a
statement that Wired stands with
experts, people who know what
they are talking about, not people
who are pontificating or depend
on rhetoric.”
Another reason why Williams is
optimistic, job cuts or not, is that
Wired is enjoying record traffic
on its website, hitting one million
readers per month. This follows a
strategy of reducing the number
of articles and focusing on quality.
“People who have an appetite for
being informed and want analysis
of digital culture are coming to us
and really spending time with us,”
he says. The site’s most successful
recent pieces include reads on
China’s “Big Brother” system for
rating its citizens and on forensic
scientist Sue Black’s techniques for
catching paedophiles.
The recent Wired Live conference
(events and consulting are crucial
to the publisher’s business model)
featured insights from cognitive
neuroscientist Anil Seth and
simulation expert Herman Narula.
Wired content is “fairly demanding
stuff” and “not going to be for
everyone”, Williams admits.
But its subject matter has moved
from tech labs to everyday life.
Williams highlights the imminent
arrival into the mainstream of
artificial intelligence, virtual reality
and driverless cars. “Wired is
saying these things are happening,
they are inevitable. So how can we
create policy that ensures people
have opportunities and that there is
fairness and equality?”
In his recent editorial columns,
Williams has voiced concern that
the “chaos” of Brexit is not helping
the UK in preparing for such
changes. British tech hubs are in
a global “war for talent” but the
UK’s departure from the European
Union sends out a message “that
we are isolating ourselves from
the world”, Williams argues. He
notes that many of the UK’s tech
successes, such as fintech business
TransferWise (established by
Estonians Kristo Käärmann and
Taavet Hinrikus) and fashion
platform Farfetch (set up by
Portuguese-born José Neves) were
created by founders from overseas.
“Will we be the first choice any
more or will they go to Lisbon or
Stockholm or Paris, which are
making a massive play at the
moment for UK tech start-ups?”
Nonetheless, Williams remains
upbeat about the UK’s tech future
just as he is for Wired’s. “It’s easy to
take the middle market newspaper
approach that everything is broken
and the country is going to the
dogs. The Wired approach is that
we have huge opportunity because
of technology to change things for
the better.”
Twitter: @iburrell
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The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
CRIME
TECHNOLOGY
Fraud costs UK
£190bn a year
Tech failings cost
billions, says CBI
The annual cost of fraud in the
UK is £190bn, equal to around
£10,000 per family, according
to a report by Crowe Clark
Whitehill and the Centre for
Fraud Studies. The Annual
Fraud Indicator reveals that
fraud is now the UK’s most
common criminal offence. The
private sector is the worst hit,
while public-sector fraud is the
easiest to measure and detect.
The economy could be
boosted by £100bn and
income inequality reduced
if more firms embraced the
best technology, the country’s
biggest business group claims.
The Confederation of British
Industry said companies failing
to use technologies often
struggled to improve workers’
skills or allocate money
to innovation.
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Smith&Neph
Smiths Gp
Smurfit Kappa Grp
SSE
Stan Chart
Standard Life Aber
St James Place
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
Ferguson
Worldpay Group
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6544.0
1720.0
320.6
3695.0
928.0
275.3
2418.0
2457.5
610.0
749.0
232.2
3452.0
452.2
546.5
2169.0
3534.5
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1339.0
1518.0
2265.0
1360.0
734.0
415.6
1146.0
192.9
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255.7
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570.5
1030.0
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BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
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British Land
BT
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Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
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CRH
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Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
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OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
Firms prepare for
Corbyn victory
EMI Publishing
may be sold
Behind the scenes, the private
sector is paying serious
attention to Jeremy Corbyn.
Businesses now ask their
accountants and lawyers what a
Corbyn-led government would
mean. If they don’t expect an
imminent Labour landslide,
they certainly think a Corbyn
administration has entered the
realm of the possible.
Speculation is mounting that
EMI Publishing, which holds
1.3 million copyrights, is on the
block. Some existing backers
are understood to be keen to
bale out. A sale would be worth
£3bn, according to reports.
A consortium led by Sony
bought the division, which is
based in London, for $2.2bn
(£1.7bn) in 2011.
The Observer
The Sunday Telegraph
Mondelez unit
escapes tax
Banking reform
‘may risk scams’
A British subsidiary of
Cadbury-owner Mondelez
called Vantas International
paid no tax in Britain last year,
despite making a profit of
£2.1bn. Accounts show about
£442m of income, about what it
would have paid in corporation
tax, were not subject to tax.
Mondelez declined to say why.
A new era of banking will be
ushered in from January next
year – and security experts say
it could put people at greater
risk of scams and identity theft.
Britain’s biggest banks will be
forced to share customer data
with companies that demand it
as part of the Second Payment
Services Directive, PSD2.
The Sunday Times
The Mail on Sunday
THE WEEK AHEAD
Bovis to update
on faulty homes
British Land faces
letting backlog
Bovis Homes gives a trading
update tomorrow as it continues
to recover from costs of
compensation for the poor build
quality of some of its homes. It
saw interim profits fall by nearly
a third to £42.7m after setting
aside £10.5m after some homes
were sold unfinished and had
electrical and plumbing faults.
British Land reports interim
results on Thursday off the
back of a £300m share buy-back
in the summer. Its previous
rental performance was solid,
though the company still has
huge London campuses to let.
Brexit could hit demand for the
company’s super-prime London
office space.
Experian to report
on risky market
Dearth of letters
to hit Royal Mail
Experian, the consumer credit
reporting agency, reports
interim results on Wednesday
for the first time since the data
breach at rival Equifax. While
Experian should benefit from
the mistake by its rival, the
breach demonstrates the risks
associated with processing
sensitive consumer data.
People are sending far fewer
letters than even analysts
expected. This could weigh on
Royal Mail’s results on Thursday,
though robust performance
from its UK parcels service
should please shareholders.
The group successfully averted
industrial action in the run-up
to Christmas.
NEWS
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VOICES
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CONSTRUCTION
Gloomy outlook puts pressure on builders
By Holly Williams
Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Developments and Bovis Homes will update on trading following recent
gloomy reports from rivals and
industrydatapointingtoslowingsales
and prices.
Shares in the sector have been
under pressure after builders Persimmon and Redrow sparked fears
with their updates in recent days.
Persimmon suggested flat sales
in its thinly detailed update, while
Redrow said “ongoing political and
economic uncertainty” caused sales
to slip in recent weeks and estate
agent Countrywide also warned of
falling transactions.
It comes after a survey from the
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) showed house sale
levels were flat or falling across large
swathes of the UK.
The RICS report revealed homes
were taking longer to sell and that
there was a declining interest from
buyers amid a shortage of new properties for sale, with asking prices for
top - end homes also coming
under pressure.
There are also fears that this
month’s interest rate rise from 0.25
Moleskine mulls London café
Moleskine, famed for its notebooks
and diaries, has been in talks with
potential business partners in London
over the global expansion of its
eponymous café, that first opened its
doors in Milan last year (above).
Chairman Arrigo Berni told the
Press Association that the Italian
company has yet to find a good fit
for its plans, but is confident that the
Moleskine Café will soon make its way
to Britain and further afield.
“We’ve been having a number of
conversations regarding locations in
the UK over these past few months,”
he said.
MAN OF
THE
MUSICAL
MOMENT
The latest
work by
composer
Nico Muhly
per cent to 0.5 per cent – the first for
a decade – could add to Brexit uncertainty to put off buyers.
Taylor is first up with its trading
update today, with analysts at Numis
Securities expecting it to confirm
more moderate growth after a 9.3
per cent surge in sales volumes over
the group’s first half.
It still expects an 8.4 per cent rise
in full-year profits from Taylor, al-
though the City will be eyeing comments on current trading closely for
more signs of woe in the market.
Thirty-seven per cent of
available properties on
Rightmove are asking a lower
price than when they first came
to market, the estate agent said.
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Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Pumpkin and
Gruyère tarts
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
17
15
17
16
DUG
9
20
22
24
WHIPPET
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15
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QUIT
KNOT
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DRAM
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4
COAGULATE
13
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WORE
15
9
12
10
MAKES 8
5
9
10
5
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16
3
For the filling
3cm chunk Parmesan (or vegetarian
Parmesan), grated
5 eggs
5 egg yolks
½ large can pumpkin
500ml double cream
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to season
250g Gruyère cheese, cubed, reserve
a few
BIRD
12
11
For the pastry
400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
Large pinch of salt
200g unsalted butter, cubed
4-6 tbsp cold water
MEANING
17
3
4
BOO
6
2
5 9
8
8
1 4
9 1
7 8
4
6
BELLOW
RHYME
5
Futoshiki
3
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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11
MEANING
Minesweeper
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10
4
10
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Killer Sudoku No 1132
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
CHAR
ROAM
FIG
5
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13
4
GIN
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Recipe from Lakeland.co.uk
SUN
4
3
Jigsawdoku
9
4
3
BEND
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. To make
the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a
large bowl; rub in the butter until the
mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in
the water, a little at a time, until a smooth
dough is formed. Turn onto a floured
surface, lightly press into a flattened ball,
wrap in cling film and refrigerate for
an hour.
Turn onto a floured surface and roll
out to a thickness of approximately 4mm.
Cut pastry circles and line eight 12cm
tartlet tins. Place a layer of greaseproof
paper in each, add a few baking beans,
bake for 15 minutes, remove the paper
then allow to cool.
When cool, sprinkle the Parmesan
into the pastry cases. Mix the remaining
filling ingredients together and pour into
the cases. Cook for 30 minutes, sprinkle
the reserved Gruyère cubes on the top
and cook for a further 5 minutes.
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1853
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 Saturday’s codeword is on page 49.
Easier
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1 Culinary herb (4)
2 Supervise (7)
3 Leg bone (5)
4 Father (Informal) (5)
5 Second-placed
competitor (6-2)
6 Shooting star (6)
10 Cooked squid (8)
12 Recess (6)
14 Inveterate (7)
16 Out of condition (5)
17 Stagger (5)
18 Musical work (4)
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Solution to Saturday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Sear, 4 Realised (Serialised), 8 Span, 9 Seraphim, 10 Fontanelle, 12 Prefer,
14 Expect, 16 Skylarking, 20 Pack it in, 21 Home, 22 Reflexes, 23 Path.
DOWN 2 Espy, 3 Ring off, 4 Resit, 5 Arrange, 6 Impel, 7 Eminence, 11 Dressage,
13 Road tax, 15 Punch-up, 17 Yokel, 18 Kings, 19 Omit.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 20;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 10; One-Minute Wijuko, page 19
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
idoku Exclusive to i
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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5
2 1
7 1 5
8
1 5
2
6
9 4
8
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6 9
5
1 5 7 2
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5
4 3
2
5
2
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7
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Tomorrow: Harder
Concise Crossword No 2175
ACROSS
1 Football kit item (6)
4 Marine fish (4)
7 Man-eating
monster (4)
8 Refinement (8)
9 Car accessory (5,4)
11 Photographic
device (6)
13 Accumulate (4,2)
15 Like an uncle (9)
19 Allergic condition
(3,5)
20 Back of the neck (4)
21 Present (4)
22 Baby birds (6)
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Sudoku Easier
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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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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
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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A
C
A
B
C
B
B
B
C
B
B
A
A
Word Wheel
This is an open-ended puzzle. How many
words of three or more letters, each
including the letter at centre of the wheel,
can you make from this diagram? We’ve
found 49, including one nine-letter word.
Can you do better?
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CARLISLE
COMPARE BOOKIES AT BOOKIES.COM NOVICES’
CHASE (CLASS 3) £10,000 added 2m 4f
ALZAMMAAR Sam England 6 11 2................................... J England
BRIO CONTI P Nicholls 6 11 2 ..........................................Sean Bowen
CHATEAU CHINON Rebecca Menzies 5 11 2 ........... T Kelly H
PROGRESS DRIVE (D) N Richards 6 11 2....S Mulqueen (3)
SHADES OF MIDNIGHT (CD) D Whillans 7 11 2H Brooke T
WINTER LION Matthew J Smith (IRE) 7 11 2A E Lynch C,T
- 6 declared BETTING: 10-11 Brio Conti, 4-1 Alzammaar, Shades Of Midnight, 10-1
Winter Lion, Progress Drive, 66-1 Chateau Chinon.
1.30
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70250281156778114156543P00-248
FORM VERDICT
COMPARE BOOKMAKERS AT BOOKMAKERS.CO.UK
GRADUATION CHASE (CLASS 2) £20,000 added 2m
1
231-PU JOVIAL JOEY M Barnes 6 11 9 ................................................D Irving T
2
/3F30- KING’S ODYSSEY E Williams 8 11 9...................................A Wedge
3
257711 DERINTOHER YANK (CD) D McCain 6 11 2Will Kennedy H
4
2215-2 NUTS WELL (D) Mrs A Hamilton 6 10 12....................B Hughes
- 4 declared BETTING: 6-4 Nuts Well, 2-1 King’s Odyssey, 11-4 Derintoher Yank, 10-1
Jovial Joey.
2.35
KEMPTON
BETVICTOR CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP)
(CLASS 4) £7,000 added 2m 2f
FAVORITO BUCK’S (D) P Nicholls 5 11 10..................H Cobden
FULL N Mulholland 5 11 8...............................................................N Fehily
EYESOPENWIDEAWAKE H Whittington 6 11 8H Bannister
KING COOL G L Moore 6 11 3 .........................................Jamie Moore
ADMIRAL’S SECRET V Dartnall 6 11 3..............N Scholfield T
AFICIONADO (D) Dr R Newland 7 11 2S Twiston-Davies B
BAD BOY DU POULDU (D) G L Moore 6 11 0Joshua Moore C
FRONTLINE P Cowley 9 11 0........................................C Gethings (3)
RAMORE WILL (BF) C Gordon 6 10 12...................D G Noonan
GREGARIOUS Mrs L Wadham 4 10 11 ...................L Aspell H,T
GOOD MAN VINNIE P Henderson 6 10 10 ............T J O’Brien
- 11 declared BETTING: 3-1 Eyesopenwideawake, 4-1 Full, 5-1 Favorito Buck’s, 6-1
Ramore Will, 8-1 Aficionado, Gregarious, 10-1 King Cool, 14-1 others.
1.20
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751-P1
U725-5
/338-P
2226/6
8371-5
23/U5-32113
7311951-159
FORM VERDICT
EYESOPENWIDEAWAKE showed little in three starts under Rules in
Ireland last year but he won a Larkhill point-to-point back in April. A
switch to Harry Whittington’s yard saw the six-year-old win a maiden
hurdle at Southwell in June and the switch to fences should bring about
further improvement in him. Full has been knocking on the door of late
and should be in the mix once again today, while Favorito Buck’s and
Ramore Will are also noted.
PERTEMPS NETWORK HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 2)
£19,000 added 2m 5f
THE LAST SAMURI (C) K Bailey 9 11 12................................ D Bass
WHO DARES WINS A King 5 11 6 ........................................T Cannon
BAGS GROOVE H Fry 6 10 12.................................................N Fehily T
LE BREUIL (D) B Pauling 5 10 11.................................................D Jacob
SNEAKY FEELING P Hobbs 5 10 7.................................... R Johnson
MAESTRO ROYAL N Henderson 8 10 7. Nico De Boinville
SUMKINDOFKING T R George 6 10 0 ........................ A P Heskin
- 7 declared BETTING: 9-4 Bags Groove, 5-2 Le Breuil, 5-1 Who Dares Wins, 7-1 Maestro
Royal, 10-1 Sumkindofking, The Last Samuri, Sneaky Feeling.
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FORM VERDICT
Le Breuil is highly regarded by his handler Ben Pauling and with the
handlers horses in fine form he has to be considered here on his seasonal
reappearance. However, BAGS GROOVE followed up his encouraging
Silver Trophy performance by scoring in likeable fashion in a competitive
Aintree heat last time and can follow up here despite the 8lb rise and
could be one to rack up a sequence this term. Who Dares Wins reverts
to hurdles from the Flat, while this is an interesting starting point for
Aintree specialist The Last Samuri.
RESULTS
FFOS LAS
Going: Soft-heavy in places
1.00 1. ANGELS ANTICS (T Bellamy) 9-2; 2. Arian 5-4 fav; 3. Sir
Egbert 8-1. 9 ran. 9l, 7l. (N TwistonDavies). Tote: £6.30; £1.70, £1.10,
£2.20. Exacta: £15.40. Trifecta:
£87.20. CSF: £11.03.
1.30 1. SOLIGHOSTER (James
Best) 5-1; 2. Joe Farrell 3-1; 3. Billy
Bronco 11-8 fav. 6 ran. 14l, 3l. (N
Mulholland). Tote: £5.50; £2.60,
£1.90. Exacta: £12.60. Trifecta:
£22.80. CSF: £21.69.
2.00 1. MULCAHYS HILL (G Sheehan) 5-2; 2. Juge Et Parti 4-1; 3. Dark
Invader 20-1. 9 ran. 2-1 fav Wandrin
Star (5th). 11/4l, 17l. (W Greatrex).
Tote: £3.30; £1.10, £1.70, £5.70. Exacta: £15.90. Trifecta: £228.10. CSF:
£13.54. NR: The Sweeney.
2.30 1. STEEL NATIVE (T Whelan) 12-1; 2. Pink Gin 9-2 jt-fav;
3. Gamain 5-1. 10 ran. 9-2 jt-fav
Hedgeinator (5th). 5l, 1/2l. (D Rees).
Tote: £16.50; £4.60, £2.00, £1.80.
Exacta: £112.70. Tricast: £317.96.
Trifecta: £664.10. CSF: £70.90. NR:
Fair To Middling.
3.05 1. PRIME VENTURE (M Bastyan) 8-11 fav; 2. Fingerontheswitch
20-1; 3. Firebird Flyer 16-1. 9 ran.
8l, 9l. (E Williams). Tote: £1.70;
£1.10, £4.00, £5.30. Exacta: £20.30.
Tricast: £159.72. Trifecta: £261.30.
CSF: £18.64.
3.40 1. BREDON HILL LAD (Lucy
Gardner) 10-3; 2. Spock 20-1; 3.
Yourholidayisover 8-1. 6 ran. 6-4
fav Bonobo (Pulled Up). 3l, 11/2l. (Mrs
S Gardner). Tote: £4.90; £1.40, £5.20.
Exacta: £69.80. Tricast: £508.38.
Trifecta: £150.30. CSF: £50.46. NRs:
Beallandendall, Walden Prince.
4.10 1. TIMELY GIFT (G Blackwell) 14-1; 2. Flanagans Field 6-1;
3. Princess Roania 3-1. 5 ran. 8-11
fav Theatre Stage (5th). nk, 3/4l. (T
Vaughan). Tote: £18.60; £4.10, £1.40.
Exacta: £73.40. Trifecta: £228.70.
CSF: £84.55. NRs: Boutan, Global
Thrill.
Placepot: £147.00. Quadpot: £53.20.
Place 6: £245.20. Place 5: £171.05.
SANDOWN
Going: Good to soft-soft in plcs
12.45 1. GOLAN FORTUNE (Fergus
Gregory) 7-1; 2. Sunnytahliateigan
6-1; 3. Bastien 3-1 jt-fav. 10 ran.
3-1 jt-fav Capeland (4th). 11/2l, 1/2l.
(P W Middleton). Tote: £8.50; £2.70,
£2.50, £1.40. Exacta: £52.20. Tricast: £153.23. Trifecta: £268.30. CSF:
£46.03. NRs: Royal Irish Hussar,
Stonemadforspeed.
1.20 1. JAMESON (J Bargary) 5-2
fav; 2. Western Miller 12-1; 3. Deauville Crystal 40-1. 11 ran. nk, 13l.
(N Twiston-Davies). Tote: £3.10;
£1.40, £4.00, £8.80. Exacta: £38.00.
Tricast: £980.65. Trifecta: £1062.50.
CSF: £33.17.
1.50 1. IRISH PROPHECY (L Aspell)
4-6 fav; 2. Trust The Man 14-1; 3.
Resiliency 40-1. 9 ran. 9l, 6l. (Miss
E Lavelle). Tote: £1.60; £1.10, £3.80,
£6.40. Exacta: £16.60. Trifecta:
£259.80. CSF: £14.57.
2.20 1. MIGHT BITE (Nico De Boinville) 4-9 fav; 2. Frodon 16-1; 3.
Label Des Obeaux 8-1. 4 ran. 8l, 1/2l.
(N Henderson). Tote: £1.20; Exacta:
£5.60. Trifecta: £11.90. CSF: £6.38.
2.55 1. MARIA’S BENEFIT (C Gethings) 4-1; 2. Monbeg Oscar 8-1; 3.
Garo De Juilley 10-1. 12 ran. 7-2 fav
Wenyerreadyfreddie (4th). 9l, 41/2l.
(Stuart Edmunds). Tote: £4.70; £1.60,
£3.30, £2.60. Exacta: £40.70. Tricast:
£306.70. Trifecta: £420.40. CSF:
£36.92. NRs: Ardamir, Gregarious.
3.30 1. HOUBLON DES OBEAUX
(C Deutsch) 5-2; 2. Third Intention
9-2; 3. Loose Chips 7-1. 6 ran. 2-1 fav
Double Ross (Unseated Rider). 1/2l,
38l. (Miss V Williams). Tote: £3.00;
£1.80, £2.10. Exacta: £12.30. Tricast:
£67.88. Trifecta: £64.50. CSF: £14.42.
NRs: Creevytennant, It’s A Gimme.
4.00 1. MERCY MERCY ME (P
Brennan) 7-1; 2. Classic Ben 5-2; 3.
The Butcher Said 5-4 fav. 10 ran.
31/2l, 9l. (F O’Brien). Tote: £7.90;
£1.90, £1.40, £1.30. Exacta: £31.00.
Trifecta: £59.50. CSF: £25.69. NR:
Don Lami.
Jackpot: £2,190.70.
Placepot: £65.40. Quadpot: £15.10.
Place 6: £58.13. Place 5: £33.77.
Might Bite runs
into King George
contention
CRICKET
Georgia Elwiss
made a key 41
runs in England’s
Test draw (but
did not hit the
Australian short
leg fielder in the
head) GETTY
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Might Bite might be a little bit crackers, but he is seriously talented and
he put in an “extraordinarily good”
round of jumping at Sandown yesterday to make short work of three
smart opponents in the Rising Stars
Intermediate Chase.
Last season’s leading staying novice over fences is now 3-1 favourite for
the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and 8-1 to give
trainer Nicky Henderson his third
Cheltenham Gold Cup next spring.
Might Bite’s main claim to fame
so far is for all but tossing away last
season’s RSA Chase at Cheltenham,
swerving violently and slowing to a
trot after jumping the last fence with
a clear lead before pulling himself together just in time to snatch the race
back by a nose.
He’s a character all right, one reason for his popularity no doubt, but
he was better-behaved at Aintree
afterwards and connections are entitled to feel more confident still that
his wilful days are behind him following this flawless display.
Henderson was thrilled: “He’s had
a right good blow, his jumping was
extraordinarily good and it was just
the job.”
More early Cheltenham Festival clues were available at Navan,
where Apple’s Jade, the winner of the
Mares’ Hurdle last March, looked
as good as ever on her return in the
Lismullen Hurdle, the middle leg of a
Grade-race treble for trainer Gordon
Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy.
Mengli Khan, who set the ball rolling with an impressive victory in
the For Auction Novices’ Hurdle, is
definitely one to follow, while Willie
Mullins and Daryl Jacob later got in
on the act with Footpad, a facile winner of the Beginners’ Chase and now
disputing Arkle Trophy favouritism
at around 10-1.
top
tips
BEST BET
Le Breuil
(2.55, Kempton)
Highly regarded and smart
novice hurdler last season;
best forgiven his Aintree
blip.
NEXT BEST
Derintoher Yank
(2.35, Carlisle)
Not best in on ratings, but
three from three at the track
and this is his time of year.
ONE TO WATCH
Flying Tiger ran as if he
needed his Wincanton outing
and there’s another good
handicap in him.
England’s dogged spirit
pleases captain Knight
ENGLAND
Knight 79no
We had a
280 & 206-2 really tough
AUSTRALIA
Perry 213, Marsh 3-109
day at the office
448-9 dec yesterday and it
was important
that we came
By Sports Staff
back today and
really dug in and
England Women’s captain Heather
Knight says she continues to be fought hard
pleasantly surprised and impressed
by her side’s fighting spirit after they
held out for a crucial draw in the daynight Test against Australia.
Knight’s tourists went into the
final day at the North Sydney Oval
trailing Australia by 128 runs following a chastening third day in the field
and knowing defeat would end their
hopes of winning the Ashes.
Resuming on 40 without loss, England lost openers Lauren Winfield
and Tammy Beaumont for 34 and
37 respectively in the morning session to slip to 89 for 2, but Knight and
Georgia Elwiss joined forces to frustrate the hosts.
They put on an unbroken 117-run
stand to guide England to 206 for 2
– with Knight unbeaten on 79 and Elwiss on 41 – when Australia captain
Rachel Haynes agreed to call it a day.
Knight (right) said: “There’s a lot of
character in this team, they keep surprising me and impressing me with
how much fight they’ve got and how
much work they put in for each other.
“And that’s great for us and obviously today we fought hard again
and made sure we’re still in with a
chance.”
Knight scored her second half-century of the match but she was quick
to praise Elwiss who, in her first
game on tour, made a stubborn 27 off
95 balls on day one before proving an
immovable object yesterday as she
took up 190 balls for her unbeaten 41.
Knight said: “Obviously we had a
really tough day at the office yesterday and it was important we came
back today and really dug in and
fought hard and showed some character – and myself and Georgia I
think did that really well.
“She’s the perfect person for that
situation. She’s got a lot of character,
she’s a really tough cricketer and really stuck to her game plan and I’m
really pleased I put on a partnership
with her.
“Obviously a shame she couldn’t
get her first Test 50 but pleased with
how she went and the selections we
made.”
Australia lead the series 6-4 on
points so England now need to win
all three T20 games to reclaim the
Ashes. But Knight hopes their battling draw in Sydney will give them
momentum.
She said: “Hopefully we’ve taken a
little bit after we fought really hard
out there and we made sure they
didn’t have a sniff of getting that win.
“We know we’ve got a really tough
job in the three T20s – and T20s are
a notoriously unpredictable format,
so we know what we’ve got to do and
for us it’s about not focusing on those
three games, it’s one game at a time.”
Australia captain Haynes remained in optimistic mood despite
their final-day frustrations.
She said: “It would’ve been nice
to walk off today with a win but in
saying that we head in 6-4 [series
lead] and we have to win one of three
matches to retain the Ashes. But certainly from our perspective we want
to win and win well.
“Our team is in a good place at the
moment, we’ve got some people in
very good form, so it’s really exciting
heading into the last leg of the series.”
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Moeen quashes
doubts over his
fitness for Test
FIFA WORLD CUP EUROPEAN
Q’FYING PLAY-OFFS FIRST LEG
Denmark (0)......... 0 Rep Ireland (0).0
Yesterday
Greece (0)................ 0 Croatia (0).............0
Agg: 1-4.
Switzerland (0) 0 N Ireland (0)........0
Agg: 1-0.
By Chris Stocks
IN ADELAIDE
England coach Trevor Bayliss says
Moeen Ali will be fit for the Ashes
after confirming the all-rounder
will play in the final warm-up game
against a Cricket Australia XI in
Townsville this week.
Moeen pulled up with a side strain
on arrival in Australia and missed
England’s opening two tour games in
Perth and Adelaide.
With Ben Stokes absent because of
the ongoing police investigation into
his late-night altercation in Bristol
at the end of the summer, the injury
to another key all-rounder was a
major concern for England ahead of
the start of the Ashes in Brisbane on
Thursday week.
Steven Finn has already left the
tour with a torn knee cartilage and
Jake Ball is a doubt for the first Test
with strained ankle tendons. But
Moeen’s recovery gives the tourists
some welcome good news.
“He’s fine,” said Bayliss. “He’s been
bowling and batting [in the nets]
during this match. He thinks he
could have played in this match. No
concerns there, he will be playing in
Townsville.”
Sussex left-arm seamer George
Garton, 20, has been called up from
the Lions as cover for Ball in Townsville this week. Garton was chosen
ahead of Mark Wood, also with the
Lions squad arriving in Queensland
on Tuesday but overlooked because he
has yet to prove his fitness, Middlesex
seamer Tom Helm, recovering from a
hamstring strain and Worcestershire’s
Josh Tongue. THE INDEPENDENT
Roger Federer stretches for a shot during his win over Jack Sock GETTY
Sock’s bum steer
fails to hinder
ageless Federer
By Paul Newman
AT THE O2 ARENA
Two weeks after Steely Dan and the
Doobie Brothers enthralled a crowd
here, Roger Federer proved on the
same stage that advancing years can
be brushed aside by veteran tennis
players as well as by ageing rockers.
Federer is the oldest player to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals
since the tournament’s first incarnation in 1970, but the 36-year-old Swiss
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Down: 1 J-’umble, 2 Louise (loo ease)
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idle, idol, led, lid, lido, lied, lode, loped, ode, oiled, old, opted,
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TENNIS
THE ASHES
IQ
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looked as spritely as ever with a 6-4,
7-6 victory over Jack Sock.
The only embarrassing moment
for Federer came at the end of the
seventh game of the first set. Sock’s
poor drop shot set up an easy kill, but
after the American had given up on
the point by turning round, bending
over and inviting Federer to drill the
ball at his backside, the Swiss netted
his forehand. “It was a big distraction, I’ll tell you that,” a laughing Federer said. THE INDEPENDENT
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackpool (0)........2 Portsmouth (0)3
Bradford (0) ......... 0 Plymouth (1)......1
Doncaster (0).......1 Rotherham (0) .1
Gillingham (0).....1 Bury (1).....................1
MK Dons (1)............1 Fleetwood (0)...0
Oxford Utd (1)......1 N’hampton (2)..2
Scunthorpe (0) ..1 Bristol R (0).........0
Yesterday
Wimbledon (2) ...2 Peterboro (2).....2
P W D L F A Pts
Shrewsbury 16 11 4 1 24 10 37
Wigan
16 11 3 2 29 9 36
Charlton
15 9 3 3 23 16 30
Bradford
17 9 3 5 25 19 30
Scunthorpe 17 8 5 4 19 13 29
Rotherham 17 8 2 7 30 23 26
Blackburn
15 7 4 4 21 12 25
Peterborough 16 7 4 5 27 23 25
Fleetwood
17 7 4 6 27 26 25
Oxford Utd
17 6 5 6 27 22 23
Portsmouth 17 7 2 8 22 22 23
Southend
16 6 5 5 20 26 23
Blackpool
16 6 4 6 22 22 22
MK Dons
17 6 4 7 18 24 22
Bristol Rovers17 7 0 10 25 30 21
Doncaster
17 5 4 8 19 21 19
Walsall
16 4 7 5 21 24 19
Oldham
16 5 3 8 27 35 18
Northampton 17 5 3 9 15 27 18
Rochdale
16 3 8 5 16 19 17
Wimbledon 17 4 4 9 11 19 16
Gillingham
17 3 6 8 13 21 15
Plymouth
17 3 5 9 13 24 14
Bury
17 3 4 10 18 25 13
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (0)................ 0 Colchester (0)...1
Cambridge (0).... 0 Accrington (0)..0
Carlisle (2) ...............4 Yeovil (0) ................0
Cheltenham (1)...2 Luton (1)..................2
Coventry (0)......... 0 Mansfield (0).....1
Crawley (0).............1 Forest Grn (0)...1
Crewe (1)...................1 Lincoln City (0)4
Exeter (1)...................2 Grimsby (0) .........0
Morecambe (2)...2 Wycombe (0).....1
Stevenage (1)........1 Notts Co (0)..........1
Swindon (0)...........2 Chesterfield (0)2
P W D L F A Pts
Notts County 17 10 4 3 29 17 34
Accrington 17 10 3 4 30 19 33
Exeter
17 10 3 4 25 18 33
Luton
17 9 5 3 36 17 32
Swindon
17 9 2 6 26 20 29
Coventry
17 8 3 6 17 9 27
Wycombe
17 7 6 4 32 27 27
Lincoln City 17 7 6 4 20 15 27
Newport Co 17 7 5 5 24 19 26
Colchester
17 7 4 6 24 21 25
Mansfield
17 6 7 4 23 21 25
Cambridge
17 7 4 6 16 16 25
Stevenage
17 7 4 6 25 28 25
Carlisle
17 6 5 6 26 23 23
Grimsby
17 6 5 6 19 23 23
Cheltenham 17 6 4 7 25 25 22
Yeovil
17 5 4 8 24 33 19
Crawley
17 4 5 8 13 17 17
Morecambe 17 4 5 8 14 23 17
Crewe
17 5 2 10 17 29 17
Forest Green 17 4 4 9 17 33 16
Port Vale
17 4 3 10 17 24 15
Barnet
17 3 5 9 19 25 14
Chesterfield 17 2 4 11 17 33 10
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
FYR M’donia (1).2 Norway (0)...........0
Russia (0)................. 0 Argentina (0).....1
Spain (2).....................5 Costa Rica (0).....0
Qatar (0).................... 0 Czech Rep (1)......1
SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP
QUARTER-FINALS
Dumbarton (1)....2 Raith (0)...................0
Dundee Utd (0)...1 Crusaders (0) ....2
Inverness CT (0)1 Falkirk (0)..............0
Yesterday
New Saints (0)... 0 Queen Sth (0).....0
AET: Score after 90 mins 0-0. New
Saints FC win 4-3 on penalties.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LGE ONE
Airdrieonians 2 Stranraer 0; Albion 0 Alloa 2; Forfar 2 East Fife 0;
Queen’s Park 0 Arbroath 2.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LGE TWO
Berwick 1 Edinburgh City 1; Clyde
1 Stirling 1; Cowdenbeath 1 Elgin 3;
Montrose 1 Annan Athletic 1; Peterhead 2 Stenhousemuir 3.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Aldershot 2 AFC Fylde 1; Barrow 0
Macclesfield 2; Boreham Wood 0
Hartlepool 0; Dover 2 Eastleigh 0;
Ebbsfleet United 2 Leyton Orient
1; FC Halifax 0 Woking 0; Guiseley
0 Bromley 1; Maidenhead Utd 0
Gateshead 3; Solihull Moors 0 Sutton Utd 2; Torquay 0 Maidstone
Utd 1; Tranmere 2 Dag & Red 0.
FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE
Liverpool 1 Birmingham 0; Yeovil
0 Everton 2. Yesterday: Arsenal 3
Sunderland 0; Man City 4 Bristol
City 0; Reading 2 Chelsea 2.
CRICKET
WOMEN’S ASHES TEST MATCH
Australia v England
Sydney: Australia(2pts)drewwith
England(2pts)
England Women won toss
ENGLAND — First Inns 280 (Beaumont 70, Knight 62)
AUSTRALIA — First Inns 448-9 dec.
(Perry 213no)
ENGLAND — Second Innings
Overnight 40-0
L Winfield lbw b McGrath ................34
T T Beaumont b Wellington...........37
*H C Knight not out................................79
G A Elwiss not out...................................41
Extras (b7 lb2 nb6)......................................... 15
Total (for 2, 105 overs) ................ 206
Fall: 1-71, 2-89.
Bowling: M L Schutt 13-4-28-0, J L
Jonassen 23-10-40-0, T M McGrath
11-4-12-1, E A Perry 14-3-26-0, A
Wellington 36-8-69-1, N E Bolton
5-1-10-0, R L Haynes 2-0-8-0, E J
Villani 1-0-4-0.
Umpires: G A Abood and G C Joshua.
Australia lead series 6-4.
RUGBY LEAGUE
WORLD CUP GROUP
Australia (10)34 Lebanon (0)......... 0
Australia: Tries: Munster (2),
Maloney, Cordner, Gagai, T. Trbojevic. Goals: Smith, Maloney (4).
N Zealand (16)22 Tonga (2) .............28
New Zealand: Tries: WateneZelezniak, Rapana, Tuivasa-Sheck
(2). Goals: Johnson (3).
Tonga: Tries: Fusitu’a (3), Lolohea,
Hopoate. Goals: Taukeiaho (4).
Samoa (6)..........14 Scotland (14)..14
Samoa: Tries: J. Paulo, Wright,
Tonumaipea. Goals: Wright.
Scotland: Tries: Tierney, Mariano.
Goals: Addy (3).
Yesterday
England (26).. 36 France (6)...............6
England: Tries: Widdop, Ratchford, Graham, Percival, Bateman,
McGillvary (2). Goals: Widdop (4).
France: Tries: Garcia. Goals:
Albert.
Papua NG (34)64 USA (0)..................... 0
Papua New Guinea: Tries: Lam (2),
Olam (3), Segeyaro, Griffin, Amean,
Mead, W. Boas, McDonald. Goals:
Martin (10).
Wales (0)................6 Ireland (22).......34
Wales: Tries: Morris. Goals:
Davies.
Ireland: Tries: Pewhairangi, Hope
(2), Philbin, Finn, Kay. Goals:
Finn (5).
Standings
P W D L F A Pt
Papua N G
3 3 0 0 128 12 6
Ireland
3 2 0 1 76 32 4
Wales
3 0 0 3 18 156 0
P W D L F A Pt
Fiji
3 3 0 0 168 28 6
Italy
3 1 0 2 68 74 2
USA
3 0 0 3 12 168 0
P W D L F A Pt
Australia
3 3 0 0 104 10 6
England
3 2 0 1 69 34 4
Lebanon
3 1 0 2 39 81 2
France
3 0 0 3 30 117 0
P W D L F A Pt
Tonga
3 3 0 0 110 44 6
New Zealand 3 2 0 1 134 42 4
Samoa
3 0 1 2 40 84 1
Scotland
3 0 1 2 24 138 1
RUGBY UNION
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
England (14) ...21 Argentina (3)......8
England: Tries: Hughes, Rokoduguni. Conversions: Ford. Penalties: Ford (3). Argentina: Tries:
Sanchez. Penalties: Boffelli.
France (5).......... 18 N Zealand (31)38
France: Tries: Thomas, Penalty.
Conversions: Belleau. Penalties:
Belleau (2). New Zealand: Tries:
Coles, Naholo (2), Crotty, Cane.
Conversions: B. Barrett (5). Penalties: B. Barrett.
Ireland (14) ..... 38 S Africa (0)............3
Ireland: Tries: Conway, Ruddock,
Herring, Stockdale. Conversions:
Sexton, Carbery (2). Penalties:
Sexton (4). South Africa: Penalties:
Jantjies.
Italy (10)............. 19 Fiji (10)..................10
Italy: Tries: Ferrari. Conversions: Canna. Penalties: Canna (3),
McKinley. Fiji: Tries: Nakarawa.
Conversions: B. Volavola. Penalties: B. Volavola.
Scotland (25).44 Samoa (10)........38
Scotland: Tries: Hogg, H. Jones,
McInally (2), Dunbar, Horne. Conversions: Russell (3), Horne. Penalties: Russell (2). Samoa: Tries:
Tyrell, Faasalele, Nanai-Williams,
Fonotia, Treviranus. Conversions:
Nanai-Williams (5). Penalties:
Nanai-Williams. Att: 67,144.
Wales (13)..........21 Australia (22).29
Wales: Tries: S. Evans, Amos. Conversions: Halfpenny. Penalties:
Halfpenny (3). Australia: Tries:
Polota-Nau, Coleman, Hooper,
Beale. Conversions: Foley (3).
Penalties: Hodge.
TODAY’S FOOTBALL
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING EUROPEAN PLAY-OFFS 2ND LEG
Italy (0) v Sweden (1)............................7.45
Your ‘people’ can prove to be hell at any time
L
ewis Hamilton has learnt to
his peril the disadvantages
of having “people”. On the
face of it, the idea of having
minions around to perform
menial, everyday tasks such as
grocery shopping, flight booking and
private-jet buying sounds excellent.
But the Formula One world
champion found that if your “people”
do deals to avoid tax on your £16m
plane, you are liable to have your
name dragged through the mud –
or at least through the windswept
sands of the Isle of Man.
Aside from the trifling sum being
minuscule compared to the 10
years he has spent living abroad
and therefore paying no UK tax
whatsoever, the blame should be
levelled at Hamilton’s “people”
rather than the driver himself.
Few would have thought Hamilton
would have personally leafed
through the brochure, dealt with the
salesman or brokered the deal that
funnelled the aircraft through a shell
company. He probably had no idea
such things were being done.
Clare Balding, who co-hosted
yesterday’s coverage of the
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
says it is not
always the
stars’ fault
Few would have
thought Hamilton
personally
brokered the deal
that funnelled the
aircraft through a
shell company
Clare Balding co-costed
yesterday’s track cycling
World Cup event
cycling track World Cup event in
Manchester, also knows the dangers
of having “people”. Sure, there are
good “people”, such as the ones who
are in her ear during live coverage
telling her that, for instance, Neah
Evans was a vet “barely a year ago”
but is now a British team pursuit
World Cup gold medallist – on a race
that Balding didn’t even know she
was to cover, but had to due to the
tennis finishing early.
But then there are other “people”.
Ones, like Hamilton’s jet-purchase
facilitators, that have the potential
to damage a reputation.
Balding was bombarded with all
sorts of vitriol on social media in
September after her representatives
had demanded copy approval, then
massaged quotes, for an interview
conducted as part of the publicity
for the children’s book she had just
written.
Like Hamilton, Balding may
not have had any idea that such
skulduggery was occurring in the
background. She appears to be an
affable woman, who as a presenter
is unafraid of asking an occasional
difficult question. The thought of
her personally demanding that the
writer of the interview inserted
phrases such as “she sparkles
all through the photo shoot”, as
was reported, is frankly weird.
The thought of well-meaning but
ultimately overbearing “people”
doing it is more than feasible.
Regardless of which of her
“people” did it, the damage has
been done. Just as when Hamilton
appeared on screen after yesterday
evening’s Brazilian Grand Prix,
the inner monologue was calling
him “tax-avoiding, jet-flying Lewis”
rather than the usual epithets
an envious public bestow on the
flamboyant and phenomenally
successful racing driver, whenever
“copy-approval Clare” peppered Sir
Chris Hoy with questions on British
hopes for the 2020 Olympics, we no
longer saw a national treasure but a
pernickety diva who demands to be
called sparkling.
The moral of the story is that no
matter how desirable a battalion
of minions may be, it is worth
paraphrasing Jean-Paul Sartre as a
cautionary measure: hell is other’s
“people”.
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Talking Points
What we can take away
from the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
So why can the Aussies only watch
the Ashes action on a web stream?
2
Another crown for Marquez in a
motor sport that still feels real
BT Sport – and to a lesser extent
the BBC with its regular updates
through the night – have made the
Women’s Ashes Test feel
like the special event it
is. What a pity, then
– and how strange
– that the only
way to watch the
game in Australia
has been via live stream
through the cricket.com.
au website. Ellyse Perry’s
memorable record double
century surely deserved a
wider audience in her own
country.
At 24, Marc Marquez (below) is
now a six-time world champion.
Marquez finished third in the
Valencia Grand Prix
yesterday, extending
a reign of dominance
over Moto GP. And
yet, somehow, it
doesn’t feel wanton
in the way that
Mercedes and Ferrari
loom over Formula One.
Motorbike racing and F1 are
both dangerous, of course.
But Moto GP doesn’t feel
sanitised, and it’s a better
spectacle for it.
3
4
Bear in mind, when you send
me hate mail, that I’m at most a
casual rugby union watcher. But I
couldn’t help thinking, seeing the
way Ireland beat South Africa and
the way England laboured past
an Argentina team denying itself
many of its best players – shouldn’t
the international game get with the
times? South Africa Lite isn’t what
a global TV audience
wants to watch.
One could forgive the organisers
of the ATP Tour Finals for a
collective shudder after Rafael
Nadal pulled out of the Paris
Masters, saying “the knee is not
perfect”. The ATP needs a 31-yearold, Nadal, and 36-year-old Roger
Federer, perhaps to an unhealthy
degree. One glance at the world
rankings will tell you that men’s
tennis is now about Nadal, Federer,
and AN Others.
5
6
Considerable schadenfreude will
follow the tears of Neymar (above)
after the friendly against Japan on
Friday. The Brazilian superstar,
it appears, isn’t entirely happy
in Paris, which may be cause for
hilarity. As it would be if PSG
realise they don’t need their posterboy – they looked happy against
Angers last week without him –
and hawk him to Real Madrid.
There’s not a lot anyone can do if
Shane Sutton (below) decides he
is “still loved” by staff at British
Cycling. It’s self-aggrandisement,
probably, self-delusion, maybe,
and possibly somewhat true,
too. Sutton remains employed
within track cycling, as coach of
the Chinese squad – disturbing
validation for his
methods.
And why IS CJ Stander playing for
Ireland against the land of his birth?
A river of Real tears from
post-modern football’s poster-boy
Nadal doubt shows how much men’s
tennis needs its thirtysomethings
Disturbing evidence that Sutton is
not a pariah in the world of cycling
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8
How can you tell how good Giannis
Antetokounmpo is? The “Greek
Freak” (below) scored 33 points for
Milwaukee against Los Angeles
Lakers, yet the conversation on
Sunday was dominated by Lonzo
Ball surpassing LeBron James as
the youngest-ever triple-double
scorer in NBA history. The
Bucks’ best player is now
doing this kind of thing
almost every night.
Do NFL teams care about
concussions? Or do they care
about concussions when they don’t
interrupt the flow of a narrative?
Quarterback Russell Wilson took
a hard shot to the chin during
the Seattle Seahawks’ win over
Arizona Cardinals on Thursday,
went for a concussion check
and came out of the tent
within seconds. It can’t be
healthy for him or the NFL.
Antetokounmpo is becoming the
thing that makes Milwaukee famous
How much does a star’s welfare
matter in the heat of the action?
RUGBY UNION
Jones sidesteps
questions over
Farrell and Itoje’s
selection puzzle
a result. The Twickenham crowd did
not quite emulate their Wembley
counterparts by turning their topAs the umpteenth question came priced £110 tickets into paper planes
Eddie Jones’s way about the selec- but some of them may have wontion or otherwise of Owen Farrell dered at the efficacy of confining the
and Maro Itoje for this weekend’s famously vocal Farrell to the role of
must-see match-up with Australia, water boy, ferrying refreshments and
the England head coach mimed him- instructions.
self as a batsman marking out his
“Being good at our basics was
crease. Jones adores his cricket, and the main message coming on,” said
with his old sparring partner,
Slade, which was a telling
Michael Cheika, hoving into
commentary, if much less
view this week at a time
arrestingly perfunctory
of Ashes confrontathan the F-words Jones
tions Down Under, the
was seen on TV to
coming days could be
have unleashed when
The number of
replete with sledging
Underhill conceded a
turnovers conceded
and leather-on-willow
second-half penalty,
by England and
diversions. Do not be
playing the ball while
Argentina in last
distracted, though.
clearly off his feet.
Satlurday’s game
This is a time for Jones
The Australia team
to demonstrate his long
coached by Cheika will
decades of rugby nous.
c o m e t o Tw i c ke n h a m
When Jones gave a rest to
emboldened by a four-try win in
Farrell and Itoje for Saturday’s 21-8 Wales, and with playmakers all over
win over Argentina he did more than their back division, and indeed in
just deny two of England’s ordinarily their back row, with the quasi-centre
nailed-on starters the £22,000 apiece Michael Hooper as captain.
they would have earned by playing.
Underhill tackled Argentina like
The Tasmanian who took his a human jack-hammer, and he must
record in two years in charge of have springs hidden in his boots,
England to 20 wins from 21 matches the way he rejoins the next ruck so
passed the onus to others to lead; he quickly, but the wider linking skills
demanded that Henry Slade and Sam of a proper flanker were sadly not so
Underhill, among the more callow evident. Slade said, quite reasonably,
bearers of the red rose, deliver a fully he needed more time to dovetail with
functioning operation at the break- George Ford and Jonathan Joseph.
down and in midfield.
“Selection is a moveable feast,”
But neither of those key boxes were said Jones, just after stating he had
ticked, and the spectacle suffered as planned the three autumn matches
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
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together in advance. “It changes
dependent on your needs. It was a
difficult game for him [Slade] to play
because we didn’t get quick ball but
certainly there was enough there to
say he could be an option for us.”
The same could be said for Alex
Lozowski who, as is often the way,
came on as a substitute and almost
immediately picked a dream of a line
between two tiring Argentina forwards in the move that led to Semesa
WALES 21-29 AUSTRALIA
The worries pile up for Gatland as
Davies joins Welsh casualty list
By Sam Peters
Warren Gatland indicated after
Wales’s latest defeat by Australia
that he will almost certainly make
changes to his starting line-up to face
Georgia next weekend. He may have
no choice.
Pivotal centre Jonathan Davies
left the field near the end of the
loss to Michael Cheika’s resurgent
Wallabies with what appeared to
be a serious ankle injury, leaving
Gatland’s already stretched squad
further depleted.
Wales were very good at times. The
experiment of playing Gloucester
fly-half Owen Williams at inside
centre worked very well, while
veteran skipper Alun Wyn Jones
was as good as ever. At the best
of times, Wales lack the depth of
playing resources Eddie Jones can test – and a week later, the All Blacks
call on with England. The population are in Cardiff.
numbers simply don’t stack up.
“Georgia have some big guys
And few teams in the world could in there and are a physical team,”
shrug off losing players of the
said Wales lock Josh Ball, who
calibre of Sam Warburton
impressed despite Wales
(neck), Justin Tipuric
suffering their 13th
(thigh), George North
successive defeat to
( k n e e ) a n d R hy s
Australia.
Webb (knee). An
Williams provided
Straight wins for
announcement on
unexpected defensive
Australia
against
Davies’s fitness is
ballast alongside Dan
Wales, whose last
expected today.
Biggar at No 10 and
victory over the
Wales will remain
recovered well from
Wallabies was in
f i r m favo u r i t e s t o
a couple of ill-directed
2008
beat Georgia, whose
early passes to distribute
impressive 54-22 win over
effectively and without fuss.
Canada in Tblisi saw winger Soso
Biggar too was effective while
Matiashvili score 34 points, including young Scarlets winger Steff Evans
a wonderfully athletic individual try. was excellent with ball in hand.
Milton Haig’s team may lack finesse
The home side’s inexperienced
but they will offer a stern physical back row was highly effective while
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IRELAND 38-3 S AFRICA
Henry Slade
stops Emiliano
Boffeli during
England’s win
over Argentina
GETTY
Rokoduguni’s try from Slade’s long
pass, and an unassailable England
lead of 21-3. It was compelling to hear
the Fijian-born sometime Army tank
driver Rokoduguni relate on Remem-
They are obviously worldclass players and when
they’re not in the side you’re
missing a bit of presence
brance Weekend how his Caledonian
colleagues in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had been grudgingly
cheering on the English in his honour.
“Some of the guys in the regiment
have been casualties,” said Rokoduguni, “so for me to be out there
representing them made it an emotional day for me.”
But England’s wing is another spot
that might see changes, if Jonny May
is fit to resume; ditto full-back if Mike
Brown fails to pass the concussion
return-to-play protocols after his
heavy fall in the first half.
“They are obviously world-class
players and when they’re not in the
side you can see you’re missing a
bit of presence,” was how Mako Vunipola, England’s loosehead prop,
described Farrell and Itoje.
“Owen will be a coach one day,
100 per cent. It just depends when.
Because he’s coaching now. When
you think you’ve reached a pinnacle, or you’ve reached a level where
there’s nothing more you can learn,
he comes up with something small
that makes a massive difference.
“We talk about consistency, and it’s
not about the big things. We have to
be brilliant at the basics, and that’s
what you get from the world-class
sides like Australia and New Zealand. They’re the best at doing their
basics well.”
SCOTLAND 44-38 SAMOA
Townsend looks on the bright
side of Murrayfield try bonanza
By Duncan Smith
Jonathan Davies makes an early exit
the Wallabies – penalised 15 times as
against the three penalties awarded
against Wales – were forced into
persistent infringements to slow
down a potential second-half
fightback.
Ultimately, though, Gatland’s
men will need to be sharper, calmer,
more precise – and fit – if they are
to stand a chance of beating either
New Zealand or South Africa. THE
INDEPENDENT
A dizzying try fest was a far from
perfect but highly entertaining first
home international in charge for
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend.
A Murrayfield Test record 82
points included tries by 10 of the 46
players involved, with home hooker
Stuart McInally bagging a maul-drive
double among the 11 touchdowns.
There was a nervy couple of minutes at the end when Ofisa Treviranus barrelled over to put Samoa
within a converted try of a shock
comeback victory. But Scotland had
not looked like losing from the moment Stuart Hogg seized on the
awkward bounce from a Tommy
Seymour hack ahead down the
right to claim his 17th Test try
just 90 seconds in.
The Scots were 32-10 ahead early
in the second half but could not pull
away as Samoa, whose union has
been declared bankrupt, demonstrated once again that there will
never be a shortage of commitment
and heart in the light blue jerseys.
Townsend (below) did not shy away
from the worrying aspects of his
team’s display but was keen to stress
the positives and bask in the Scots’
sixth Test win of 2017.
“We started well, then
sat off Samoa,” he said.
“Then we really went at
them before half-time. We
started the second half
well but we didn’t kick
on. Part of that was our
errors.
“It could have been
a different score but I
thought Samoa deserved what they
put into the game. When they had
ball they looked powerful, scored
their tries and played positive rugby.”
The game brought four new internationals into the Scottish ranks.
Edinburgh loosehead Darryl Marfo
looked the part and there were debuts off the bench for hooker George
Turner, loosehead Jamie Bhatti and
Newcastle centre/wing Chris Harris.
Townsend felt the fact things didn’t
go perfectly to script will add urgency
to a big week preparing to face the
might of the All Blacks at Murrayfield
on Saturday. “We’ve seen that before
when a team wins not playing to their
best, it certainly sharpens the training,” he said. “We’ll have to be at our
very best, or New Zealand will score
points against us – they score points
against any defence.”
Boks ripped
wide open
by ‘monster’
Henderson
By Nick Purewal
Iain Henderson has realised his
potential as a true Test match
“monster” for Ireland, according
to lock partner Devin Toner.
Ulster powerhouse Henderson
bulldozed straight through South
Africa captain and talisman Eben
Etzebeth as Ireland thumped the
Springboks in Dublin on Saturday.
And Toner said: “He’s turned
into the enforcer he always had
the potential to become. When
he was coming through we didn’t
call him the man-child for nothing.
He’s a monster in the gym and a
monster on the pitch.
“Etzebeth’s renowned for being
their physical man on the pitch.
So when you see Hendy stand up
to him and get the better of him,
it gives your team a real gee-up.”
At 25, Henderson (below) has
33 caps in five years, and can
count himself unlucky not to have
broken into the British and Irish
Lions’ Test team in
New Zealand in the
summer.
Ireland ran
in four tries in
their biggest
win over South
Africa, whose
head coach Allister Coetzee
appears to be on
borrowed time. Asked
if he felt his job was under
threat, Coetzee replied: “You’re always under pressure at Test level.”
He added: “Our inconsistency
is something I’d like to see improve in a big way. The Jekyll and
Hyde element – at times we play
well. I can’t see anything like this
changing in a short space of time.
“It’s difficult to explain [the defeat]. There are no positives from
our side, to be honest.”
Munster wing Darren Sweetnam, a midfielder in the Cork hurling side until switching to rugby
in 2012, made his Ireland debut
off the bench. And he said: “It was
incredible, surreal. Growing up in
Ireland all you ever want to do is
get into a green jersey. This backs
my decision going with rugby over
hurling.”
New Zealand became
the first side to reach
2,000 Test tries as they beat
France 38-18 in Paris – but All
Blacks coach Steve Hansen
was still unhappy with a “hot
and cold” performance.
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FORMULA ONE
Hamilton shows class in
battle for podium place
flag. I didn’t do that, so I made my job
a lot harder.
“My goal was just to redeem myLewis Hamilton said his phenome- self after the mistake, do the team
nal comeback drive was inspired by proud, and try and get the points
a need for redemption after he de- back. I tried for third, but I just ran
livered a world champion’s perform- out of tyres in the end. I have to be
ance to fight back to fourth in Brazil. grateful to get back to fourth.
Hamilton started last after his
“I enjoyed the race, and I enjoyed
first competitive lap since winning the battle. It continues to show that
the title ended in the tyre barhere are still many more races
rier when he sensationally
to go in my career.”
crashed out of qualifyHamilton vowed to
ing here on Saturday.
see out his championBut while Sebasship-winning season
tian Vettel sealed his
in style, but his crash
The number of
first victory since
left him with it all to
laps it took Lewis
July – after he edged
do. Daniel Ricciardo,
Hamilton to move
past Valtteri Bottas
Stoffel Vandoorne
from
the
back
of
the
with a gutsy move at
and Kevin Magnussen
grid to fourth place
the first corner – it was
were involved in the
Hamilton who stole the
first collision. Moments
show after his breathtaking
later Romain Grosjean and
gallop through the field.
Esteban Ocon crashed at turn
The 32-year-old Englishman had six and the safety car was deployed.
third-placed Kimi Raikkonen in
In it came on lap five and all eyes
his sights in the closing stages. But turned to Hamilton as he picked off
Hamilton’s charge ran out of steam his opponents. After nine laps he
and he fell short – less than one sec- was in the points. By the start of lap
ond in fact – of capping a remarkable 22, he was fifth.
drive by passing the Ferrari man for
The front-runners all pitted
the final spot on the podium.
for fresh rubber, which promoted
“I messed up in qualifying and put Hamilton into the lead, and after he
myself in the worst possible posi- stopped 12 laps later, the message
tion,” Hamilton said. “I was quick was clear. “We are chasing a podienough to win the race from pole to um,” Hamilton’s race engineer Pete
By Philip Duncan
AT INTERLAGOS
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Lewis Hamilton passes Nico Hulkenburg on the way to fourth yesterday GETTY
Results and standings
FIA FORMULA 1 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
INTERLAGOS, SAO PAULO
1 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1hr 31mins 26.260secs
2 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:31:29.022
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:31:30.860
4 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 1:31:31.728
5 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 1:31:59.200
6 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:32:14.951
7 F Massa (Br) Williams 1:32:35.142
8 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:32:35.623
9 S Perez (Mex) Force India 1:32:35.760
10 N Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault at 1 Lap
11 C Sainz (Sp) Renault at 1 Lap, 12 P Gasly (Fr)
Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap, 13 M Ericsson (Swe)
Sauber-Ferrari at 1 Lap, 14 P Wehrlein (Ger) SauberFerrari at 1 Lap, 15 R Grosjean (Fr) Haas F1 at 2
Laps, 16 Lance Stroll (Can) Williams at 2 Laps. Not
Classified: 17 B Hartley (NZ) Scuderia Toro Rosso 40
Laps completed, 18 E Ocon (Fr) Force India 0 Laps
completed, 19 Ke Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 0 Laps
completed, 20 S Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 0 Laps
completed.
Fastest Lap: Max Verstappen 1min 11.044secs on
Lap 64.
Drivers Standings:
1 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 345pts
2 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 302
3 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 280
4 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 200
5 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 193
6 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 158
7 S Perez (Mex) Force India 94
8 E Ocon (Fr) Force India 83
9 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 54
10 F Massa (Br) Williams 42
11 L Stroll (Can) Williams 40, 12 N Hulkenberg (Ger)
Renault 35, 13 R Grosjean (Fr) Haas F1 28, 14 K Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 19, 15 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren
15, 16 S Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren 13, 17 J Palmer
(GB) Renault 8, 18 P Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari 5,
19 D Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 5, 20 M Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 0, 21 P Gasly (Fr) Scuderia
Toro Rosso 0, 22 A Giovinazzi (It) Haas F1 0, 23 B
Hartley (NZ) Scuderia Toro Rosso 0, 24 J Button (GB)
McLaren 0, 25 P di Resta (GB) Williams 0.
Bonnington said. Hamilton began
posting fastest lap after fastest lap,
and with 14 remaining he had caught
Verstappen’s Red Bull. Hamilton
sailed past the Dutchman at turn
four into fourth.
He was now five seconds behind
Raikkonen but despite reducing the
gap, there was nothing he could do
about the veteran Finn.
Vettel’s victory – his first since
the summer break – all but ends the
race for second place as he moved 22
points clear of Bottas with the season finale in Abu Dhabi to come.
“I had a chance to squeeze down
the inside of Valtteri at the start and
I think I surprised him,” said Vettel.
“It has been a tough couple of
weeks, but it is nice to have both cars
up here on the podium.”
RUGBY LEAGUE
Bennett demands more from England
By John Davidson
AT THE PERTH RECTANGULAR STADIUM
England are through to the 2017
Rugby League World Cup quarterfinals and will face Papua New
Guinea after defeating France 36-6.
England followed up their victory
over Lebanon last weekend in Sydney with a convincing seven-try win
against the French.
The result means they finish second in Group A, behind Australia,
and meet the Kumuls in Melbourne
on 19 November.
Despite the result England coach
Wayne Bennett was disappointed
with his team’s failure to build on an
electric first half, where they scored
26 points, in the second period.
“It was the same result as last
week,” he said. “We scored six points
last week and 12 points this week [in
the second half] after laying a
really good foundation. It’s
not a concern yet. I don’t
want to take away from
France’s effort, I’m just
talking about our effort.
The second half wasn’t
as good as the first half.”
Bennett (right)
stressed England’s problem of staying focused can
be fixed, but maintained he is not
looking past the quarter-final stage.
“The road ahead for us is going
to be short if we don’t get these two
halves of football right,” he said. “My
major concern is us right now.”
FOOTBALL
It was an explosive start for England with Gareth Widdop, in the unusual position of full-back, crossing
after just two minutes. Kevin
Brown found Luke Gale and
the half-back’s cut-out
pass released Widdop,
who dummied and glided over easily.
Stefan Ratchford
dived over in the corner
to make it 10-0 soon after
and the free scoring continued in the ninth minute when
James Graham powered through
some feeble French defence.
Jermaine McGillvary went over
barely a minute after the interval
and scored again with sixteen minutes left.
Rashford could not be
any prouder to emulate
Brazilian great Ronaldo
England. And it could not have made
a deeper impression on the young
Marcus Rashford was five when
Rashford. “It was my first ever game
his older brother Dwaine took him
that I saw live,” he recalls. “I will
to see Ronaldo, the original one,
always remember it.”
play at Old Trafford. It was April
That was the start, but certainly
2003 and Ronaldo was playing for
not the end, of Rashford’s Ronaldo
Real Madrid against Manchester
obsession. “I used to watch a lot of
United in the Champions
him growing up,” he says.
League quarter-finals. The
“All of his games. And I’ve
He was a
Rashford family are big
seen a few bits from him
United fans but they were top player
from quite a while back, all
big Ronaldo fans too, or at who won a
the clips on YouTube.”
least Dwaine was, which
Why does this matter,
lot of things.
meant Marcus was too.
almost 15 years on?
So when he’s
They were not
Because
Rashford has
saying good
disappointed. Ronaldo,
grown into a player who
things
about
coming off the back of
has earned comparisons
dominating the 2002 World you it really
with Ronaldo, most
stands out
Cup, scored a brilliant
importantly from El
hat-trick. United won the
Fenomeno himself. Ronaldo
game 4-3, but Real went
said in the summer that
through to the semis on aggregate.
Rashford’s speed, skill and bravery
It was one of the greatest individual
reminded him of his own explosive
performances by a foreign great in
teenage years and to Rashford, there
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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Hart gets his
chance to
show he can
still be No 1
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Marcus Rashford’s
speed, skill and
bravery has
impressed the
Brazilian Ronaldo
REUTERS
could be no higher praise. “He was
and why Rashford has an obviously
obviously a top player who won a
special quality of his own. “He always
lot of things in his career,” he said.
played free,” Rashford said. “No
“So when you know he’s saying good
matter where he was playing, he
things about you then it really
played free and went out there
stands out.”
and expressed himself.
It does not sound
When you do that, that’s
simple to model
when you play your
your game on the
best football.”
most naturally
That is how the
Goals
scored
by
gifted player of
best Brazilians tend
Ronaldo in 98
his generation, an
to
play, and another
appearances for
all-time great who
great, Ronaldinho,
Brazil, second only
had it within himself
has been just as
to Pele (77 in 92
to be the greatest.
complimentary about
games)
But Rashford said that
Rashford. The two met at
watching those clips of
a Nike event in the summer
Ronaldo shredding defences, he saw
and Rashford was just as pleased.
things he could learn from.
“He was also a top, top player,”
“I think you [learn] naturally,” he
Rashford says. “Those sort of
said. “When you’re young you watch players are rare, but Brazil had two
clips of the best players in the world
of them. He’s a really nice guy and
and try and emulate them, so it just
obviously had a fantastic career.”
tends to happen naturally.”
While the two players Rashford
More than anything
most admires have retired, Brazil
physical or technical, it
have a replacement of sorts in
is the freedom Ronaldo
Neymar. Which is why Rashford
(right) played with, the
is so looking forward to facing
audacity, imagination
them at Wembley tomorrow
and risk-taking, that
night. “Who doesn’t enjoy
most stood out to
watching the type of football
Rashford. That
they play?” he asks. “When
is what sets the
they’re at their best it is
most dangerous
unbelievable football to
strikers apart
watch.” THE INDEPENDENT
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Gareth Southgate will hand Joe Hart
back the No 1 jersey when England
play Brazil at Wembley tomorrow,
giving the West Ham man the chance
to reassert his claim to be England’s
first-choice goalkeeper.
Hart is under real pressure from
Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland,
especially after Pickford’s brilliant
performance in Friday night’s goalless draw with Germany. But with
Butland ruled out by injury, Hart will
get a precious chance to show what
he can still do at the top level.
“Now there is an opportunity for
Joe to have experience against top
opposition as well,” said Southgate
yesterday. “We are all aware that
there’s really good competition for
places in that area of the pitch.”
The initial plan was for Pickford
to face Germany and Butland to play
Brazil. But Butland was forced to
withdraw on Thursday with a broken
finger, leading to a call-up for 21-yearold Angus Gunn, currently on loan
from Manchester City to Norwich.
Pickford’s form for Everton and
now England has brought calls for
him to be No 1 at next year’s World
Cup in Russia, despite his lack of
experience. Southgate would not be
drawn on that but said: “We’ve got
a period now of six months where
all our goalkeeping department can
show what they can do. [Pickford] is
still a young goalkeeper who is still
learning. There’s things for him to
improve on but it was a really positive debut.”
The manager stressed again his
commitment to England’s “exciting”
younger players. Commenting on
the remarkable youthfulness of his
squad, Southgate said: “Clearly, it’s
not ideal in terms of what you’d want
for a major tournament, the lack of
big game experience. However, we’ve
got a freshness about us, an energy
about us, that people have enjoyed.
We’ve got players we believe in, and
the only way for them to get experience is to play.” THE INDEPENDENT
Duffy promises Irish
will ‘go for it’ in Dublin
after ugly first meeting
By Miguel Delaney
Shane Duffy says Ireland have to
“go for it” in their World Cup playoff second leg against Denmark in
Dublin tomorrow, but warned they
can’t come out too gung-ho due to
the danger of players like Christian
Eriksen cutting them open for a
crucial away goal early on.
“We’ll be hard to beat, disciplined,” the Brighton defender said.
“We know we can score goals. We’re
at home, we’ve got to score a goal to
get through the tie, so we’ve got to
go for it.”
Duffy accepted that Saturday’s
0-0 first leg draw in Copenhagen
had been “ugly”, but insisted the
return would be different.
“We’ve still got to respect them,”
he said. “They’ve got players who Shane Duffy was at the heart of a
can cut you open. We’ve got to rearguard action in Denmark
concentrate and that’s what we’ll
do. When our time is to score, that hope to hit a player” if they want to
will be. You can’t get ahead of your- make it to Russia.
selves and go all guns blazing and
The former Arsenal striker was
lose the match early on. We’re con- respectful of how Martin O’Neill’s
fident we can score goals against side had “performed their stratthem at home.”
egy”, but said the stalemate had
Duffy said Saturday’s attritional been a let-down for home fans after
encounter had been tough.
an excitable build-up that even in“It was a difficult night,” he said. volved fireworks.
They’re a good team, a big team…we
He added: “Ireland didn’t really
probably shut each other out. The surprise us. We thought they’d stay
pitch wasn’t great to play
deep and defend as they’ve
football on, you could see
had great success with
some of their technical
that. Maybe we thought
players, even some of
they would come out
their best players,
of the blocks and try
were struggling. It
to attack in more
Per
cent
possession
was scruffy, ugly.
n u m b e rs rat h e r
for Denmark
“But you’ve got
than
just kick the
in Saturday’s
to give credit. They
ball
away and hope
goalless first leg
beat Poland 4-0 here
to hit a player.
against Ireland in
so you’ve got to real“We had three good
Copenhagen
ise they’re a good team.
chances. Maybe we could
They didn’t score against
have done better with some
us. It doesn’t matter how we get of them but they defended really
through as long as we get through.” well.
Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner
“I think it will be a different match
said he expects the second leg in [in Dublin]. They have to come out
Dublin to be more open, warning and try to score. We’re prepared
Ireland they will have to do more to play 120 minutes if that’s what it
than “just kick the ball away and takes.” THE INDEPENDENT
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ITALY
Former champions on brink
will play today with a protective
mask after his nose was broken
during the match.
Italy coach Gian Piero Ven“I think the match
tura is hoping his players
c o u l d h av e b e e n
can combat Sweden’s
controlled,” Venphysicality with their
tura said. “But if
footballing talent
we qualify, we have
Italy must beat
when they meet Sweto do so by playSweden if they are
den in the second leg
ing football. I hope
to
avoid
missing
of their World Cup
there will be better
their
first
World
play-off tonight.
sporting behaviour.”
Cup in 59 years
Italy were outraged
Italy finished beat Sweden’s physical aphind Spain in their
proach in the first leg, and
qualifying group and are
Ventura felt the Turkish referee
in danger of missing their first
Cuneyt Cakir was too lenient.
World Cup since 1958 after losing
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci the first leg 1-0 in Sweden.
By Daniella Matar
IN MILAN
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Joe Hart will face Brazil tomorrow
having lost his guaranteed No 1 status
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FOOTBALL
WORLD CUP PLAY-OFF
Heartbreaking failure is down to
SWITZERLAND
0
NORTHERN IRELAND
Switzerland
Sommer
0
Switzerland win 1-0 on aggregate
Lichtsteiner Schär
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
AT ST JAKOB-PARK
Zakaria
Akanji Rodriguez
Xhaka
Zuber
Through the mud and the rain of Shaqiri
Dzemaili
Basel, Northern Ireland gave everything they had last night, but it was
Seferovic
not enough for a goal against Switzerland and not enough for a place at
Washington
the World Cup.
In almost impossible conditions
Northern Ireland threw the lot at
Dallas Saville Norwood Davis Ward
Switzerland but having lost 1-0
in Belfast last Thursday, due to a
preposterous penalty decision that
Brunt
Evans
McAuley Hughes
will sting for years, they needed to
reverse that result here.
For 90 minutes they looked like
McGovern
they were never going to score,
that they did not have enough qual- Northern Ireland
ity, edge or luck to make their way Subs: Switzerland Mehmedi (Dzemaili, 61); Freuler
through, just as they did at Wind- (Shaqiri, 80) Embolo (Seferovic, 86); Northern Ireland
(Ward, 74) Magennis (Norwood, 75) McNair
sor Park. But then in stoppage time Jones
(Washington, 82).
Chris Brunt swung over a cross from Booked: Switzerland Seferovic; Northern Ireland
Brunt, Evans.
the left, Jonny Evans got up at the far Man of the Match Dallas. Rating 5/10.
Possession: Switzerland 52% Northern Ireland 48%.
post and headed at goal.
on target: Switzerland 4 N Ireland 5.
For a thrilling half-second the ball Attempts
Referee F Brych (Ger).
was going in and the game was going
to extra-time. But then Ricardo Rodriguez volleyed it off the line and that in the future, Michael O’Neill has
was that.
taken these players further than
The margins are so fine in these anyone could have imagined, and
tense two-legged play-offs: three they have performed for him and for
hours of football produced just one their country with a pride, effort and
goal and even that never should have application that many bigger counstood. But over the two matches tries simply cannot match.
Switzerland dominated both posNot many teams would have
session and chances. They
run and pushed this hard
should have killed off
in conditions that were
this match rather than
almost unplayable. Had
hanging on desperatethis game not had the
ly at the end, hoping
world riding on it,
their visitors did not
it would have been
The last time
take it to extra time.
written off as a farce,
Northern Ireland
But they did not
given how hard it was
contested a World
Cup finals
and it would not have
to play football out
taken much to go difthere. It had been rainferently – just a re-baling sideways all day in
ancing of luck – for Michael
Basel, and despite the fuO’Neill’s men to be booking
tile re-gritting of the pitch betheir flights to Russia this morning.
forehand, the ball struggled to move
So to have got this far, to the brink across it. Mud spat up with every
of the World Cup, must be a great tackle. Within minutes every player
source of pride for these players, on the pitch was soaked in mud.
staff and fans, although of course
This should have helped Northern
there were plenty of tears at the Ireland and they started with their
final whistle . Whatever happens direct purposeful football, making
1986
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Matrix
The stories you
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the most of Conor Washington’s willingness to run himself into the mud.
He tried to force Switzerland back
and Chris Brunt tested Yann Sommer with two rockets from 30 yards.
Switzerland were quicker and
stronger and started to create the
better chances. Steven Zuber failed
to turn in a Xherdan Shaqiri cross,
Gareth McAuley had to stab away
Blerim Dzemaili’s cross, Haris Sefer-
ovic hit one into the side netting. Shaqiri’s shot forced Michael McGovern
down low to save, Seferovic’s header
hit Zuber, Zuber himself had a shot
saved by McGovern’s leg.
But the longer the game went on
at 0-0, the more empowered Northern Ireland were. They only needed
to nick one.
The game got worse as it went on
though, the players’ legs exhausted
by having to slog through the mud.
Switzerland had plenty of chances
to kill the game but Northern Ireland
did have their one real chance, right
at the very end. Evans headed towards goal, but Rodriguez volleyed
it off the line. They were centimetres
away from taking the tie to extra
time, but as they painfully know,
being the wrong side of a margin that
fine is not enough. THE INDEPENDENT
CYCLING
FOOTBALL
More gold for Barker
and Archibald
Croatia book Russia
place with draw
Olympic champions Katie Archibald
and Elinor Barker collected their
second gold medals of the weekend
as they joined Neah Evans and
Emily Nelson yesterday in a
comfortable victory in the women’s
team pursuit at the Track World
Cup in Manchester. The GB four
beat Italy by almost five seconds in
the final. Archibald and Barker took
gold in the madison on Saturday
night, following Archibald’s silver in
the omnium on Friday.
New manager Zlatko Dalic has
guided Croatia to their fifth World
Cup, after their 0-0 draw against
Greece in Athens last night secured
a place in Russia, following a 4-1
first-leg win in Zagreb. The game
itself was wholly forgettable, with
one shot on target during the entire
match. Croatia did not have any fans
watching the match, as both they
and Greece had opted to ban away
supporters because of the possibility
of violence.
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finest margins – and that penalty
Irish over-achievement
has resulted in sharp
rise in O’Neill’s stock
outfield team between a
loss against Poland and a
Ricardo Rodriguez. That would
victory over Ukraine. Against
have taken the tie into extraSwitzerland he left out Kyle
time. The pain of the near miss
Lafferty and Conor McLaughlin.
was exacerbated by the fact
George Saville of Millwall was
it was Rodriguez who scored
given a fourth cap.
the penalty kick in Belfast,
They pushed the Swiss all
incorrectly awarded against
the way and such overEvans’s younger brother
attainment has
Corry. Ultimately
attracted America,
a poor refereeing
who failed to
decision has
qualify for Russia
separated the two
by losing their
Number of games
teams. “A very, very
final qualifier
Michael O’Neill has
sore way to lose,”
against Trinidad
been
in
charge
of
O’Neill said.
& Tobago last
Northern Ireland,
He refused to offer
month.
winning 19 of them
any clue as to what lay
Bruce Arena,
ahead. “I’m not even
who managed the US
giving it any thought,”
team at the 1998, 2002
he said. “I don’t think it’s a
and 2006 World Cups, had
reasonable question at this time
returned to the post to replace
to ask me that, to be fair.”
Jürgen Klinsmann, sacked just
This match offered
two games into qualification.
another example of O’Neill’s
But Arena was unable to turn
over-achievement.
America’s position around and
Having taken Northern
left after the Trinidad loss.
Ireland to the European
It is not known how O’Neill
Championships for the first
would react to an American
time by winning their qualifying approach. He had a brief spell
group, O’Neill followed it
with Portland Timbers towards
with a second-place
the end of his playing
finish behind reigning
career.
I
’m
m
not
champions Germany in
He will not rush
even giving
their World Cup group.
into any decision,
the future
The Irish finished
which was the advice
well clear of the Czech
any thought. I he said he gave to his
Republic and Norway,
don’t think it devastated players in
numerically superior
is a reasonable Basel.
nations.
McAuley, Jonny
question at
One of Switzerland’s
and Corry Evans,
this time, to
substitutes was Breel
Hughes and Steven
be fair
Embolo, who joined
Davis – they all
Schalke from Basel for
played in O’Neill’s
£20m. One of O’Neill’s
first match in charge
was Jordan Jones, who plays for
back in February 2012. It was
Kilmarnock.
a 3-0 defeat at home to Norway
Just as he had at the Euros in
and was followed by a 6-0
France, O’Neill was prepared to
hammering in Holland. The
make radical changes.
transformation under O’Neill
Then he dropped half his
since is a tribute to them all.
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Ricardo
Rodriguez
clears Jonny
Evans’ shot off
the line PA
‘The nature of the
loss is devastating,
players are in tears’
An emotional Michael O’Neill said
that he and his Northern Ireland
team were “devastated” by their
World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland, because of the “cruelty” of the
decisive penalty decision in the first
leg last Thursday.
“It would just be disappointment
had we lost, but it is devastation
because of the nature of how we
lost and the goal that decided the
tie. It was decided by a really poor
decision, and a penalty that should
never have been,” O’Neill said.
GOLF
MOTO GP
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Thomson lets lead
slip out of her grasp
Scotland’s Michele Thomson placed
second in the Hero Women’s Indian
Open in Gurgaon yesterday after
Camille Chevalier of France got the
better of her on the final hole.
Thomson led overnight having
posted a course record eightunder-par 64 on Saturday at DLG
Golf & Country Club’s Black Knight
Course, with Chevalier joint-second.
But Thomson registering bogeys on
the 10th and 11th and a double-bogey
on the 14th fell behind Chevalier.
“Yes, Switzerland were the better
team in the first leg but they didn’t
score. We were the better team
tonight. So over two legs, for us to
miss out is extremely cruel.
“There were players in tears. It
is a huge disappointment, for these
players it is unlikely a World Cup is
going to come round again. What we
got out of them is more than I could
ever have asked for, to be honest.”
Marquez confirms reign in Spain
Marc Marquez yesterday became
the youngster ever four-time
MotoGP champion when
he finished third in a
dramatic Valencia
Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old
Spaniard nearly
crashed out of the
race, before his nearest
rival, Italian Andrea
Dovizioso, did so a lap later.
Reigning champion
Marquez only needed to finish 11th
to guarantee a sixth world title,
following his victories in 125 and
Moto2; Dovizioso needed a
seventh win of the season
and a stroke of luck in
terms of Marquez’s result.
After claiming his
fourth MotoGP title in
five years, Marquez paid
tribute to Dovizioso. “We
had a really good opponent.
We fought over many races
and this made the championship
more exciting,” Marquez said.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
Man City win to top
Super League
Manchester City are the new
leaders of the Women’s Super
League after a convincing 4-0 home
victory over Bristol City.
Izzy Christiansen’s penalty gave the
hosts an early lead at the Academy
Stadium and Claire Emslie added
to it just before half-time. Abbie
McManus curled one in just before
the hour mark and Jen Beattie
completed the scoring three
minutes from time as City made it
five wins from as many matches.
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Jones plans
to keep Itoje
and Farrell
on sidelines
By Jack De Menezes
Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje
could miss the remaining autumn
internationals, including Saturday’s
clash with Australia, in line with
Eddie Jones’s schedule for his
England players to manage their
fitness levels between now and the
2019 Rugby World Cup.
Harlequins prop Joe Marler
rejoined the squad yesterday
after his three-week ban expired,
bolstering England’s front-row
options, while wing Jonny May
is back in contention after his
hamstring injury.
Farrell and Itoje sat out
Saturday’s 21-8 victory over
Argentina and Jones admitted:
“We’ve planned a three-game
selection. There’s always one or two
you look and re-look at. We had a
team plan for this week, which we
changed slightly after the Wales
training session, but we have a
pretty good idea of how we want
to play and who we want to play
against Australia.”
Jones left the Saracens pair
out of the side that saw off the
Pumas because of fears over their
conditioning. Both have had a hard
club workload after playing on the
British & Irish Lions tour of New
Zealand in the summer.
» Jones’s selection headache, p50
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End of
the road
Northern Ireland’s World Cup
dream is over after 0-0 draw
against Switzerland in Basel
USA interested as O’Neill mulls future
By Michael Walker
AT ST JAKOB-PARK
P48
CRICKET
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hope as England
battle for draw
in Ashes Test
Northern Ireland exited the World
Cup play-offs in agonising circumstances in Basel last night, Switzerland winning 1-0 over two legs due to
the controversial penalty awarded in
the first leg in Belfast last Thursday.
The second leg finished 0-0, but
Northern Ireland are out and speculation surrounds the future of manager Michael O’Neill. O’Neill (right)
feels this is premature, and responded with annoyance in the aftermath
of an epic game, but he is expected
to receive contact from the United
States shortly.
America are without a manager
having failed to reach the World Cup
finals for the first time since 1986.
O’Neill is contracted to the IFA until
2020 but there are compensation clauses in the contract
should either party choose
to end it.
O’Neill looked emotionally drained on the
pitch in Basel as he
congratulated and consoled his players, but with
some of those players such
as Gareth McAuley and Aaron
Hughes in their late 30s, it was hard
to avoid an end-of-era conclusion.
O’Neill has been linked consist-
ently with the Scotland vacancy
since Gordon Strachan’s departure.
O’Neill lives in Edinburgh and watches a lot of Scottish football due to the
numbers of Irish players there.
But the SFA are one of
only three federations to
have expressed informal
interest in the Irishman’s
future once Northern
Ireland’s attempt at
qualification for Russia
was over. Scotland and the
US are joined by an eastern
European Association.
There has also been domestic club
interest in the 48-year-old. O’Neill
chose not to pursue one Premier
League inquiry this season but another club in the division is monitoring his situation. There are degrees
of compensation should O’Neill leave
his IFA contract, depending on his
next destination.
It is all recognition of his outstanding work with Northern Ireland, and
appreciation for O’Neill’s coaching
with limited resources will not have
been lessened by the Irish effort in
Basel.
Committed and coherent against
a Swiss team ranked 11th in the
world, Jonny Evans had a header
cleared off the line in injury-time by
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