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already threatening to rebel
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UNITED STATES
Who is this
Hollywood
star, better
known for her
elegance?
See p.36
The day at
a glance
TUESDAY
21
NOVEMBER
Quote of the day
The secret of happiness
is to make others believe
they are the cause of it
AL BATT
SCIENCE
Trump puts North
Korea on terror list
President Donald Trump is putting
North Korea’s “murderous regime”
on the US terrorism blacklist.
He said the designation of
North Korea as a state sponsor
of terrorism was overdue, and
promised new sanctions over
nuclear weapons developments.
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Neuroscience not to
blame for bad maths
Bath University ‘hurt Teeth ‘may come
reputation over pay’ from fish scales’
‘VAT will be payable
on gifts from family’
BREXIT
Girls are likely to have less aptitude
for maths and science due to
cultural stereotypes rather than
hard-wiring in their brains. Bruce
Hood, professor of development
psychology at Bristol University,
said schools should be wary of using
neuroscience to inform how they
teach because no link can be made.
Bath University has been criticised
severely over its handling of
matters related to senior pay. The
Higher Education Funding Council
for England said the institution’s
reputation has been damaged by
the way it dealt with a motion put
forward about the conduct of its
remuneration committee. PAGE 11
Tax will be payable on presents
coming from the EU under Brexit
contingency plans, the SNP’s
economy spokeswoman has said.
Kirsty Blackman told MPs the £15
VAT-free threshold which currently
exists for goods coming from
non-EU countries would not apply to
member states under the proposals.
Scientists have found evidence
that teeth grew from the scales
of primitive fish. Old lineage
cartilaginous fish, such as sharks,
skates and rays, have skin
containing small spiky scales called
“dermal denticles”. The evolution of
jawed vertebrates may have seen the
transfer of these scales to the mouth.
HEALTH
MONARCHY
DEFENCE
CRIME
Mobile screening
units for lung cancer
Queen gives Duke
anniversary honour
Royal Navy escorts
Russian ship away
Man arrested with
53 stolen phones
Smokers in some regions of the UK
will be invited to community mobile
screening units in a bid to boost
early lung cancer detection rates.
Macmillan Cancer Support carried
out a pilot scheme in Manchester
targeting people with a history
of smoking and found one case of
cancer for every 33 people screened.
The Queen has presented the Duke
of Edinburgh with a rare honour as
a special 70th anniversary present.
As the royal couple reached their
milestone platinum wedding
anniversary, the monarch appointed
Philip as Knight Grand Cross of the
Royal Victorian Order for services to
the sovereign.
A Russian naval destroyer has been
escorted out of UK waters by the
Royal Navy after it was detected in
the Moray Firth. HMS Somerset was
called to monitor the Vice Admiral
Kulakov off Scotland’s north-east
coast. The Plymouth-based Type 23
frigate escorted the warship through
UK waters to the coast of Norway.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested
after police found him with 53
stolen mobile phones following a
concert by rock band Royal Blood in
Birmingham. Officers carried out a
“proactive” operation after receiving
intelligence that previous gigs by the
group had been targeted by a phone
thief, West Midlands Police said.
Birthdays
Conor Maynard (below),
pop singer, 25; Goldie
Hawn, actress, 72; Alex
James, musician, 49;
Nicollette Sheridan,
actress, 54; Lisa Tarbuck,
actress, 53; Tina Brown,
journalist, 64;
Björk, pop singer, 52
SOCIETY
The List
Top of the pops
US-style, 2017
Lady Gaga and Diana Ross were
among the superstars to the fore
at the American Music Awards.
Other main winners were:
Anniversaries
Tuesday 21 Nov 1995
A peace settlement
for war-torn BosniaHerzegovina is brokered
in the US. President Bill
Clinton announced the
deal after 21 days of
seemingly deadlocked
talks at a US Air Force
base in Dayton, Ohio.
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1 Lifetime achievement:
Diana Ross
2 Artist of the year: Bruno Mars
3 New artist of the year:
Niall Horan
4 Collaboration of the year:
Despacito by Luis Fonsi, featuring
Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
5 Tour of the year: Coldplay
6 Video of the year: That’s What I
Like by Bruno Mars
7 Pop/rock male artist:
Bruno Mars
8 Pop/rock female artist:
Lady Gaga (below)
9 Pop/rock duo or group:
Imagine Dragons
10 Pop/rock album:
– 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
Total fertility rate in 2016 (children per mother)
index
The number of total births in 2016 by age and region
AGE:
Under 20
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
Total
all ages
35+
London
128,803
South East
101,982
North West
86,069
East
72,250
West Midlands
71,041
Yorkshire
63,823
57,316
South West
Scotland
53,720
East Midlands
53,299
North East
Northern Ireland
SOURCE: ONS
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NORTHERN IRELAND
ENGLAND
WALES
SCOTLAND
Wales
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Last year, women in Northern Ireland had the most children and women in
Scotland the least. Overall, fewer children were born per mother in the UK,
compared with the previous year. A government study has quantified the
British fertility rate by measuring how many children were born, per woman.
Births of
a nation
32,936
28,574
23,920
2.47
children per mother
in Barking and
Dagenham - the area
with the highest
fertility rate in the
UK. City of London is
the lowest with 0.75
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The meeting
included
pro-Brexit
ministers
such as
David Davis
(right)
and Boris
Johnson
(inset),
as well as
Remain
supporters
like Amber
Rudd and
Damian
Green PA
NEWS
POLITICS
Ministers agree to increase
Brexit ‘divorce bill’ to £40bn
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May has won the go-ahead
from senior ministers to increase
Britain’s Brexit divorce bill offer
to £40bn in return for a concrete
promise from European Union
leaders to move on to trade talks.
She hopes the move will give new
impetus to the stalled negotiations
over the terms of Britain’s departure
from the bloc. But the commitment
risks a backlash from Tory MPs,
and one warned that the public
would “go completely bananas” if the
Government promised such a sum.
Mrs May secured the agreement –
described by one source as a “delicate
compromise” between the Cabinet’s
Leavers and Remainers – at a lengthy
meeting of ministers in Downing
Street. They agreed that
she should raise the offer,
but only if EU leaders
provided a firm pledge
to widen negotiations
to discuss trade and the
details of a transition
deal to smooth Britain’s
exit from the EU.
Negotiations over the size
of Britain’s exit payment have
proved the main sticking-point –
along with the future status of the
Irish border – in negotiations to date.
EU negotiators, who are thought
to be pressing for an exit payment
of £55bn, have insisted that talks
cannot be widened until “sufficient
progress” has been achieved in talks
over the “divorce bill”.
The ministerial committee
that last night approved the move
included pro-Brexit ministers Boris
Johnson, Michael Gove and David
Davis, as well as Remain-supporting
ministers such as Damian Green and
Amber Rudd.
It is understood that no firm sums
were discussed at the meeting, but
that Mrs May was given permission
to raise the UK offer as long as it was
clear that the EU was negotiating in
good faith.
Mrs May has always insisted
that Britain would honour its
commitments with the EU for the
bloc’s current budgetary cycle and
yesterday said Britain and the EU
should “step forward together”.
A Downing Street source said
after the meeting: “It remains our
position that nothing’s agreed until
everything’s agreed in negotiations
with the EU.”
However, Mrs May was threatened
with a Tory rebellion over suggestions
Britain’s obligations
The Brexit “divorce bill” will be
the amount the UK must pay the
EU to settle its accounts – the
financial commitments and
liabilities – as part of an overall
withdrawal agreement.
The UK accepts that it has some
obligations. And it has promised
not to leave any other country out
of pocket in the current EU budget
period, from 2014-20. But the devil is
in the detail.
Obligations include
outstanding budget
commitments, many
of which are paid out
over a long period.
For instance, barely a
third of the payments
aimed at raising the
living standards in 2004
accession countries will
have been made before Britain
leaves the EU.
It also covers building projects, for
instance in Spain, that had funding
agreed by all EU members including
the UK but on which construction will
begin only after the UK has left.
Pensions for EU staff are also
likely to be a major stumbling
block, especially over how the UK’s
contribution to them is calculated for
years to come.
that Britain’s exit bill could double to
£40bn. The former minister Robert
Halfon said there was a “widespread”
view among MPs that any spare
money must be spent in the UK.
“The idea of giving the EU £40bn
is horrendous when we have a huge
public sector deficit,” he said.
“Most people would go completely
bananas if we suddenly found £40bn
for the European Union when
they are worried about money for
their local hospital, college or local
housing.”
The Tory MP Nigel Evans said
any money saved by leaving the EU
should be “spent on British nurses
not on Brussels bureaucrats”. He
told the BBC: “Yes we will have
obligations, but we’re not going to
pay ransom money simply to leave
the European Union.”
POLITICS
Amsterdam and Paris win EU vote
By Leo Cendrowicz
A m s t e r d a m a n d Pa r i s w i l l
respectively be the new homes of the
European Medicines Agency (EMA)
and European Banking Authority
(EBA) when they leave London
after Brexit, ministers decided in
Brussels yesterday.
Foreign ministers from the 27
countries remaining in the EU after
Brexit awarded the prestigious
and lucrative Brexit prizes after a
convoluted voting decision likened
to the Eurovision Song Contest.
The choice came after intense
political lobbying and horse-trading
that started the day after the UK’s
referendum to leave the EU, in June
last year. There were 19 cities bidding
for the EMA and eight for the EBA.
The result came after a threeround secret voting process that
took almost four hours. Estonia’s
EU minister, Matti Maasikas, who
chaired the voting, called the contest
“a sad reminder of the concrete
consequences of Brexit”.
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TRANSPORT
Bus unions call for strikes over ‘1p pay offer’
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
Unions are threatening to continue
a bus strike until Christmas in a
dispute over a “cynical” 1p pay offer.
Drivers at Arriva North West have
already staged several walkouts in
the dispute and the latest talks have
broken up without agreement.
Unions representing workers
at 11 depots across Merseyside,
Greater Manchester, Lancashire
and Cheshire say the latest offer
amounted to an extra 1p an hour.
Un i t e a n d t h e G M B a r e
demanding another 2p an hour, and
are recommending that members
refuse the offer. But the company
says the overall increase since
talks began in October is
as high as 35p an hour on
Merseyside.
GMB organiser Eddie
Parker branded the
extra penny an “insult”.
He said: “Management
has shown utter contempt
to workers. GMB and Unite
believe the joint pay claim is
affordable given the profitability of
Arriva North West.”
The unions have called 10 strike
days between now and 23 December.
Members will be balloted this week
on the latest offer, with leaders
strongly recommending
that it be rejected. Unite
said the company’s final
offer and conditions
were “completely
unacceptable”.
John Broughton,
Unite’s regional officer,
said: “This offer shows the
contempt for workers who are
fighting to stop their pay being
eroded by the impact of inflation.”
Unions say the firm, owned by
German transport giant Deutsche
Bahn AG, is highly profitable. They
say it made a profit of £25m last year
and payments to the highest-paid
director totalled £4.4m.
Phil Stone, managing director for
Arriva North West, said: “Arriva
tabled a further improved and final
offer for our drivers at a meeting
with Unite and GMB. We have
listened to the unions and responded
positively by offering a one-year pay
deal that ensures the hourly rates
of all our drivers remain highly
competitive within the industry.”
He said the “generous” offer for
Merseyside is 2.6 per cent, rising to
3 per cent after six months.
“It is a fair deal for our drivers,
and one that ensures the long-term
sustainability of the business.”
The 24-hour strikes at
Arriva North West include
the four days in the run-up to
Christmas Eve. There will be no
services except for those from the
Chester depot and services from
Chester to Wrexham and Rhyl.
TELEVISION
We’re a political party,
get her out of there!
Labour fury at Dugdale
By Katrine Bussey
Kezia Dugdale may not exactly
be a celebrity, but on the
grounds that politics is a form
of showbusiness for those
not blessed with Hollywood
perfection, the decision by the
Labour Party’s former leader
in Scotland to walk into the
ITV jungle should not be that
controversial.
After all, former Conservative
minister Edwina Currie and Tory
MP Nadine Dorries have both
appeared before her on I’m A
Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
But the announcement that
Ms Dugdale will be joining Boris
Johnson’s father, Stanley, in the
Australian outback has sparked
a fierce backlash in Holyrood, not
least among her own party.
The new Scottish Labour
leader, Richard Leonard, said
she sought permission from the
party’s executive before heading
to the Australian jungle. But he
added that his understanding
was that the party had not
agreed to it. Labour members
of the Scottish Parliament
at Holyrood will now have to
consider whether their ex-leader,
who dramatically quit in August,
should be suspended or not.
The Scottish First Minister,
Nicola Sturgeon, could not
resist the opportunity to direct
a barbed insult at her Labour
opponents. The Scottish National
Party (SNP) leader said: “It’s not
something I would want to see an
SNP MSP do. It’s not a decision
I would take. I’m not sure there
are many politicians who would
choose to do what she is doing.
“That said, she is in the Scottish
Labour Party. They appear to be a
nest of vipers, so perhaps getting
away from that to the jungle,
when you see it in that context, it
is easier to understand.”
Edwina Currie also advised Ms
Dugdale, 36, against taking part.
“Serving politicians have a job
to do. They’ve only got one job to
do and that’s the one they should
stick at,” she told Good Morning
Britain. “If you’ve got a job, if
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is believed not to have had permission from her party PA
you’re an elected representative,
you’ve got people to look after,
you should stick with that.”
But Nadine Dorries, who was
suspended by the Tories when she
appeared in the show five years
ago, said that Ms Dugdale should
not share the same punishment.
She wrote on social media:
“Should not be suspended. Time
for party leaders to grow up! [Ms
Dugdale] has found a way to cut
through the filter of political
journalists and let the public see
who she is. She will be seen by 12
million. Smart lady.”
Mr Leonard made clear that
the Labour Party in Scotland
would consider imposing
a sanction. If Ms Dugdale’s
inclusion is to drum up publicity,
either for the popular ITV show
or her brand of politics, it has
certainly succeeded.
ARGENTINA
PEOPLE
Noises ‘could be a distress
signal from submarine’
Corbyn: I wasn’t meant to be Jeremy
By Padraig Flanagan
Argentina’s navy said last night
that it had detected noises which
could be a distress signal from the
crew of a missing submarine that is
fast approaching the limit of its
oxygen reserves.
The sonar systems of two ships
detected noises that sounded like
tools being banged against the hull
of a submarine, according to a senior
US Navy official.
The official said that crews of
submarines in distress bang on
the vessel’s hull to alert passing
ships to their location. The missing
submarine, the German-built ARA
San Juan, has a crew of 44.
The Argentine navy fixed the
rough location of the sounds
picked up by the two ships and is
now concentrating its search in an
area of 35 square nautical miles,
approximately 330 miles off the
coast of Argentina.
The news came after a Royal
Navy ice patrol ship, HMS Protector,
joined the search from the point
where the sub reported a “failure”
By Andrew Woodcock
HMS Protector, a Royal Navy ice
patrol ship, has joined the search for
the missing submarine AFP/GETTY
in the vessel’s battery system
last Wednesday.
Although the crew has enough
food, oxygen and fuel to survive for
about 90 days on the sea’s surface,
they have only enough oxygen to last
for seven days if submerged.
Jeremy Corbyn’s name has become
a slogan in its own right, chanted
by crowds at Glastonbury and
emblazoned on T-shirts.
But now the Labour leader has
revealed that he was never meant to
be called “Jeremy” at all.
In a television interview with the
comedian John Bishop, Mr Corbyn
said his parents agreed on a name for
him soon after his birth in 1949, only
for his father, David, to change his
mind on the way to have it registered,
without telling his mother.
Mr Corbyn’s mother Naomi, who
died in 1987, never revealed what
their first choice had been, he said –
leaving open the question of whether
any other name would have fitted
so well to the tune of the White
Stripes’ Seven Nation Army.
“I was supposed to be called
something else,” Mr Corbyn added.
“My mum and dad agreed what I was
going to be called and he took the
papers to go off and register the birth,
and then he changed the name.”
Asked whether his father made
the name-swap without consulting
his wife, Mr Corbyn replied: “Yes… to
her dying day she would never tell me
what it was.”
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NEWS
SOCIETY
HEALTH
Sleeping on back
‘doubles stillbirth
risk’ for women
More patients on mixed-sex
wards despite NHS pledge
By Ryan Wilkinson
The risk of stillbirth more than
doubles if women sleep on their
backs during the last three
months of their pregnancy,
research suggests.
A large-scale study of pregnant
women in England found a
2.3-fold increase in the risk of
late stillbirth among those who
went to sleep on their backs in the
third trimester. The researchers
estimate that there would be a
3.7 per cent decrease in stillbirths
if all women in the UK went to
sleep on their sides in the final
months before having a baby.
The pregnancy support charity
Tommy’s has launched the
Sleep on Side campaign to raise
awareness among mothers-to-be
of the risks of going to sleep on
their backs for any kind of sleep
late in pregnancy.
The charity advises women to
go to sleep on their sides, but not
be concerned if they wake up on
their back as the position at falling
asleep is usually held longest
during the night. Should they
wake in the middle of the night
By Ben Kentish
The Sleep on Side campaign has been
launched for pregnant mothers GETTY
they should roll on to their sides
before going back to sleep, the
charity says.
About one in every 224
pregnancies in the UK ends in
stillbirth. The Midlands and
North of England Stillbirth Study
was the largest of its kind to
examine the impact of maternal
sleep position.
The number of NHS patients being
treated on mixed-sex wards has
soared in the past year despite
ministers having promised to
eradicate the practice.
In the 12 months to October,
patients in NHS hospitals were
placed on mixed-sex wards on 10,110
occasions, up from 6,976 during
the previous year, according to
NHS figures.
Hospital trusts are fined £250 for
every night that a patient spends
on a mixed-sex ward, and patients
are also entitled to sue the NHS if
they are forced to sleep alongside
members of the opposite sex.
However, a lack of available beds
means that doctors are often forced
to break the rules in order to treat
patients in hospital. The number
of NHS beds has dropped by more
than 25,000 – almost 20 per cent
– since 2010.
According to the figures released
last week, patients were forced to
share a ward with members of the
opposite sex 1,140 times last month
– the highest number in any month
since October 2011. In 2012, Jeremy
Hunt, the Health Secretary, said
the Government had “virtually
eliminated” mixed-sex wards. A
year later, he claimed to have “put
a stop” to mixed-sex wards and said
they were “virtually gone”.
In their 2015 election manifesto,
the Conservatives vowed to
“continue to eliminate mixed-sex
wards”. Since then, however, use of
the practice has soared. The party’s
election manifesto this year made no
mention of continuing to ensure that
patients were treated on gendersegregated wards.
Labour said that underfunding
was to blame and urged the
Government to use this week’s
Budget to invest in the NHS. The
Department for Health said: “Since
2010, mixed-sex accommodation
breaches are down from almost
12,000 a month to 1,140 in October
this year – these breaches have been
caused by a small number of trusts
that are being supported to reduce
breaches as a matter of urgency.”
THE INDEPENDENT
In numbers Hunt’s broken promises
In 2015, Jeremy Hunt promised that
there would be 5,000 more general
practitioners working in the NHS in
England by 2020.
Two years ago, there were about
34,500 GPs working in the NHS
in England. But the latest figures,
published by the NHS last month,
show that there are about 350 fewer
GPs today.
The Health Secretary has also
said there are “10,600 more nurses
on our wards since 2010” when the
Coalition came into power.
However, analysis by the King’s
Fund, based on NHS Digital’s
workforce statistics, show that
the number of nursing staff has
increased by 1.8 per cent from
281,064 full-time equivalents (FTEs)
in 2010 to 286,020 FTEs in 2017 – a
rise of fewer than 5,000 nurses.
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UK REACTION
‘Departure
cannot be
taken for
granted’
By David Hughes
Students at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare refused to sit exams yesterday and held a rally to demand the withdrawal of Grace Mugabe’s doctorate GETTY
ZIMBABWE
Mugabe accused of allowing wife to
usurp him as impeachment begins
By Padraic Flanagan
and Kim Sengupta
IN HARARE
Zimbabwe’s parliament will begin
impeachment proceedings against
President Robert Mugabe today,
following a bloodless coup that has
raised hopes of a better future for
the beleaguered nation.
The crunch came last night when
the ruling Zanu-PF party accused
the 93-year-old despot of allowing
his wife Grace to “usurp” him.
Senior Zanu-PF figures
immediately began setting up a
parliamentary committee for the
impeachment. There were claims
that Mr Mugabe could be voted out
of office as soon as tomorrow.
The public has poured on to the
streets in protest in recent days,
calling for the end of Mr Mugabe’s
37-year presidency.
Mr Mugabe stunned the nation
on Sunday by making a televised
statement that ended, unexpectedly,
without his resignation. In the
rambling 20-minute address he only
acknowledged “a whole range of
concerns” among Zimbabweans.
Yesterday, the world’s oldest
head of state ignored the party’s
midday deadline to resign and
instead summoned ministers to a
cabinet meeting.
Impeachment appears inevitable,
however. The deputy secretary for
legal affairs, Paul Mangwana, has
said that the main charge against
Mr Mugabe is “allowing his wife to
usurp government powers”.
The draft impeachment motion to
belaidbeforeparliamentalsoaccuses
him of exhibiting a “disrespect for
the law”. And it blames him for
the economic failures of the past
15 years.
Mr Mangwana said the ruling
Zanu-PF party needed the backing
of the MDC opposition group, but
added this was forthcoming.
The military appears to favour
a voluntary resignation for Mr
Mugabe, one of Africa’s last
remaining liberation leaders, to
avoid accusations of a coup.
Meanwhile, opposition activists
and war veterans plan more
d e m o n s t rat i o n s t o i n c re a s e
pressure on Mr Mugabe to go. He
was stripped of his party leadership
on Sunday, with his recently fired
deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa,
named to succeed him.
The omens for Mr Mugabe are not
good. Even the sign at RG Mugabe
Airport, renamed after the ageing
autocrat earlier this month, has been
covered up.
But whether the army and senior
Zanu-PF figures (in some cases one
and the same) allow free elections in
the short-to-medium term, remains
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Mr Mugabe ordered all
cabinet members to attend
at 9am today. The president is
nonetheless still under house
arrest and many of his ministers
have been detained.
The end of the “brutal tragedy” of
Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe
could transform the country but
his departure cannot be taken for
granted, Britain’s minister for Africa
said yesterday.
Rory Stewart, the Tory MP
for Penrith and The Border,
acknowledged that “nothing with
Mugabe was inconceivable” after the
Zimbabwean President refused to
quit despite his Zanu-PF ruling party
demanding his resignation following
the military takeover.
Mr Stewart said that Emmerson
Mnangagwa, who was elected on
Sunday as the new Zanu-PF leader,
was trying to take power in a way
that was “constitutional and legal”
because he wanted to be seen as
legitimate – which could give the
opportunity to have fair elections.
The minister acknowledged that
it was right to be “sceptical” about
Mr Mnangagwa – the politician
nicknamed “the Crocodile” who was
at Mr Mugabe’s side for much of his
time in power – but “this could be a
moment for change”.
The UK and international allies
could exert influence because
Zimbabwe would almost certainly
require financial support because
of its fragile economy. Mr Stewart
said Mr Mnangagwa would also be
“reaching out to Britain and others
because he will want legitimacy”
although the change must be led – and
seen to be led – by Zimbabwe.
“Mugabe was a tragedy, a brutal
tragedy, for that country,” Mr
Stewart said. “This is one of the most
educated populations in Africa,
it has got fantastic potential in its
natural resources and if Zimbabwe
set off on a better path, if its
economy recovered, if it genuinely
had some political freedom, that
would have an incredible ripple
effect across the region”
Downing Street has appealed to all
sides to refrain from violence.
Analysis
Celebrations in Zimbabwe have been
replaced with growing uncertainty
Kim Sengupta
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mpeachment may be under
way but the sense of euphoria
which prompted hundreds of
thousands of people to take to
the streets – chanting, dancing
and singing – on Saturday to
celebrate their deliverance from
37 years of Robert Mugabe’s rule,
has been replaced by uncertainty
and unease.
Tanks are back at intersections
and people are more guarded
about talking to outsiders.
Jordan Vushe echoed the sense
of apprehension among many.
He had been driving around with
a placard saying “Mugabe Just
Go” on Saturday. He has now
taken it out of his car. “I am not
burning it or anything. I am just
being careful and seeing what
happens,” he said.
What came out of Mr Mugabe’s
garbled speech on Sunday night,
when he pointedly refused
to resign, has led to furious
reactions. The head of the
powerful organisation of war
veterans accused the President
of being “deaf and blind to the
wishes of the people”.
Christopher Mutsvangwa,
who had called Saturday’s
rally, threatened to “call out
the crowds again to do their
business”. He had warned earlier
of the risk of violence if there was
no resignation. “We would expect
that Mugabe would not have the
prospect of the military shooting
at people trying to defend him,
the choice is really his, he cannot
avoid it.”
Mr Mutsvangwa was still
angry this morning, but now
he was talking in terms
of court action by his
organisation to force
out the President.
After stressing in
the past that foreign
states should not
intervene, he called
on the South ern
African Development
Community (SADC) and
South African President Jacob
Zuma to persuade Mr Mugabe
to leave.
Legal action will take weeks
and impeachment proceedings
will not be a quick affair. The
military, still insisting that it had
not carried out a coup, is unlikely
to remove the President by force.
The SADC and the African Union
have strictures against the
armed forces removing
civilian governments
and the high command
is wary of doing
anything that may
provoke intervention.
But the army may no
longer be united: some
middle-ranking officers
are said to be muttering
that the chief, General
Constantino Chiwenga, had sold
out to Mr Mugabe.
There will be a few more
twists and turns yet in this
episode of Zimbabwe’s history.
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BUDGET
Hammond to woo younger
voters with 26-30 railcard
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Millions of people in their twenties
will gain entitlement to cut-price
rail travel as Philip Hammond uses
tomorrow’s Budget to target help
at the millennial voters who
deserted the Conservatives
at the last election.
The Chancellor has
already signalled that
a house-building drive,
a i m e d at h e l p i n g
young adults on to the
property ladder, will be
the centrepiece of his
financial package. He will
also promise to tackle the
problem of young graduates
paying too much for their student
loans through the tax system.
A new discounted railcard for
travellers aged 26 to 30 is expected
to operate on the same basis as the
16-25 railcard. It costs £30 a year,
but cuts a third from the cost of train
tickets, saving the average traveller
£150 annually.
Mr Hammond is expected to
say the scheme will enable young
workers to keep more of their
earnings. Around 4.5 million people
will be eligible for the 26-30 discount
card, which is due to be launched in
the spring.
The action on student loans
follows complaints that many
graduates find cash is still deducted
from their salaries even when
the full loan has been
repaid. The Treasury
said 86,000 people
were affected in 201516, overpaying by
an average of £592
and facing a lengthy
process to claim their
money back.
The problem arises
when graduates pay off their
loan during the financial year but
still face deductions until it comes
to an end.
The move follows Theresa May’s
announcement at the Conservative
conference that the salary threshold
for student loan repayments will
rise from £21,000 to £25,000 a year
in 2018-19.
Mr Hammond will also use his
Commons statement to announce
a review of airline insolvency
arrangements following the recent
collapse of Monarch Airlines,
leaving 110,000 passengers without
a flight home.
In response, the Government
and the Civil Aviation Authority
l a u n c h e d t h e U K ’s b i gge s t
peacetime repatriation, organising
more than 500 flights to bring
back those stranded overseas – an
operation ministers are anxious to
avoid repeating.
The review, to be headed by an
independent chairman, will also
look at the “uneven” nature of
consumer protection for passengers
highlighted by the Monarch case.
It is expected to issue interim
findings by summer 2018, with
a final report due by the end of
the year.
Theresa May’s policy
chief George Freeman is
standing down. An “ambitious”
programme of party reform
was needed to reconnect with
younger voters, he said.
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Budget balancing
act: who will be the
winners and losers?
By Nigel Morris, Richard Vaughan
and Paul Gallagher
Philip Hammond will have to
deliver the goods to young people
in tomorrow’s budget for the
Conservative Party to have any hope
of wresting back millennial votes
from the Labour Party.
But to give with one hand, the
Chancellor will have to take with the
other. The problem he faces is how
to square the conflicting needs of
an older generation – with a health
service and social care also starved
of funds – with the needs of the
young, as well as the first duty of
government: keeping Britain safe.
Theresa May visits the EEF
engineering apprenticeship
training centre in Witton,
Birmingham, yesterday PA
INDUSTRY
HOUSING
The Chancellor has said tackling the
shortage of affordable properties is
his “No 1 priority” for the Budget,
and he has pledged to deploy the
“powers of the state” to boost the
number of houses built each year by
a third, to 300,000.
PENSIONS
Transport wins £1.7bn boost in
drive for higher productivity
By Arj Singh
Ministers have announced a
£1.7bn plan to improve transport
links between prosperous city
centres and struggling suburbs.
The Transforming Cities fund is
designed to “spread prosperity”
by improving connectivity, cutting
congestion and introducing new
mobility services and technology.
Theresa May, the Chancellor,
Philip Hammond, and Business
Secretary, Greg Clark, visited the
West Midlands yesterday, where
£250m has been allocated from
the fund for transport.
The ministers will also pledge
to work with industry to boost
spending on research and
development by 2027 to 2.4 per
cent of GDP – the average level
among countries in the OECD.
Both announcements form part
of an industrial strategy, with the
Budget expected to pave the way
for improving productivity and
creating more highly skilled jobs.
Mr Hammond’s set piece
tomorrow will be followed by the
launch of an Industrial Strategy
White Paper next Monday.
Writing in The Times, the Prime
Minister said: “This is a new
long-term approach to shaping a
stronger and fairer economy for
decades to come. It helps young
people to develop the skills they
need to take up the high-paid,
high-skilled jobs of the future.
“Our industrial strategy
will propel Britain to global
leadership of the industries
of the future, seizing the big
opportunities of our time – from
artificial intelligence and big
data to clean energy and selfdriving vehicles.”
The lack of briefings from No
11 suggests there will be no
major announcements
on pensions tomorrow.
Investec predicts a
possible further cut to
the annual and lifetime
allowances, tapered
between £40,000 and
£10,000 for the former,
and £1m for the latter.
HEALTH
Staff salaries and the NHS budget
are two issues the health service
has focused on in recent weeks. The
Chancellor is likely to move on the
former, but not the latter.
DEFENCE
Estimates of the size of the financial
“black hole” confronting the nation’s
Armed Forces range between £10bn
and £30bn.
SOCIAL CARE
Mr Hammond has already promised
an extra £2bn to social care
over the next three years, so it is
highly unlikely that any more money
will be forthcoming.
LAW AND ORDER
As home secretary, Theresa May
oversaw deep cuts to policing, with
officer numbers falling by 19,000 in
England and Wales as police budgets
were trimmed by 18 per cent. Some
Tory MPs believe the time has now
come to start raising spending on
the police.
Arron Banks has threatened legal
action over an investigation into the
Leave.EU campaign he bankrolled
BREXIT
Inquiry into Vote
Leave spending
on referendum
By Andrew Woodcock
and David Hughes
BREXIT
The Chancellor will have to set aside
considerable sums to ensure Britain
is prepared for withdrawal from
the EU – including the scenario of a
“no-deal” departure.
EDUCATION
Public outcries over graduate debt
and the flocking of student voters to
Labour in the last election pressed
home to ministers the need for
change in the student loan system.
The Chancellor is expected to unveil
measures to prevent graduates from
overpaying on their debt. According
to the Treasury, graduates who pay
off their loans via the tax system
overpay on average £592.
TRANSPORT AND
INFRASTRUCTURE
In another attempt to
woo younger voters,
Mr Hammond will
extend the young
person’s railcard to
the age of 30, benefiting
4.5 million people. It is
hoped the new card will
be available by spring.
Cities will be asked to bid for
money from a new £17bn industrial
fund in an effort to increase
productivity. The West Midlands
has already been allocated £250m.
Mr Hammond has said he wants
“fully driverless cars” without a
safety attendant on board to be
driving on the UK’s roads by 2021,
as he intends to invest in the sector.
The aim is to make Britain a world
leader in autonomous vehicles, as he
believes the industry could be worth
£28bn by 2035 and could support
27,000 jobs.
It comes alongside plans to
provide £400m for more electric car
charge points, and £100m to boost
clean car purchases.
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The Electoral Commission has
opened an investigation into EU
referendum spending by the Vote
Leave campaign.
As well as looking into whether
the main pro-Brexit campaign
exceeded spending limits and
entered an incorrect return, the
commission will also investigate
donations by Vote Leave to student
Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes
and Veterans for Britain.
The announcement of the inquiry
came as the anti-EU millionaire
Arron Banks, chairman of the
separate Leave.EU organisation,
threatened legal action against the
commission over its investigation
into his Brexit campaign.
Figures from the democracy
watchdog show that Mr Grimes
received £625,000 from Vote
Leave, which helped permit the
23-year-old to spend £675,000 on
the BeLeave social media campaign
aimed at young people.
Veterans for Britain received a
donation worth £100,000 from Vote
Leave before last year’s vote.
Vote Leave reported spending
almost £6.8m on the referendum,
close to the £7m limit. Registered
campaigners such as Mr Grimes
and Veterans for Britain were
permitted to spend £700,000.
WESTMINSTER
Minister ‘sorry’
for EU blunder
By Trevor Mason
The Brexit minister Lord Callanan
has apologised to the House of
Lords about whether the European
Article triggered by Britain to leave
the EU can be revoked or not.
In a short personal statement,
Lord Callanan, who only recently
took up his post, apologised for
the confusion caused in a previous
answer to the House.
H i s co m m e n t s a b o u t t h e
Supreme Court’s view on the
revocability of Article 50 sparked
Opposition protests last week and
calls for him to correct the record.
Lord Callanan admitted that his
response suggesting that Article
50, once invoked, was irrevocable,
was incorrect. “I recognise my
comments have caused confusion
and apologise,” he added.
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BUSINESS
‘Brexit means Brexit – UK banks lose passporting rights’
By Jon Stone
IN BRUSSELS
British banks will lose “passporting
rights” to do business in the
European Union after Brexit, the
EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said.
Speaking in Brussels yesterday,
Michel Barnier said that “Brexit
m e a n s B rex i t , eve r y wh e r e”
and there could be no opt-ins to
parts of the single market for
certain industries. “On
financial services, UK
voices suggest that Brexit
does not mean Brexit.
Brexit means Brexit,
everywhere,” Mr Barnier
(inset) told a think-tank.
“The legal consequence
of Brexit is that the UK
financial service providers lose
their EU passport. This passport
allows them to offer their
services to a market of 500
million consumers and
22 million businesses.”
The pronouncement
is bad news for the City
of London, where more
than 5,400 British firms
rely on passporting rights
to bring in £9bn in revenue
every year to the UK. The British
Bankers’ Association (BBA) has
said that the loss of passporting
would be “disruptive, costly and
time-consuming”. Mr Barnier said
the EU might judge some UK rules
as “equivalent” to EU passporting
rights but ruled out the City of
London having access to EU financial
markets under the same passporting
deal as now. Mr Barnier told the
audience at the Centre for European
Reform: “Those who claim that the
UK should pick parts of the single
market must stop.”
It was announced yesterday that
the European Banking Authority,
now based in London, will move to
Paris. Dublin and Frankfurt had
been in the running. THE INDEPENDENT
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GERMANY
Merkel despairs
as coalition talks
end in turmoil
By David Rising
IN BERLIN
Angela Merkel pledged to maintain
stability in Germany after her plan
to form a coalition collapsed at
the weekend following nearly two
months of negotiations.
The Chancellor’s hopes were
dashed after the Free Democratic
Party pulled out of talks on
forming a new government with
her conservative bloc and the
left-leaning Greens, raising the
possibility of new elections.
The turmoil could be felt around
Europe as France tries to reboot
the EU project and the UK seeks to
leave on favourable terms.
Ms Merkel said the parties had
been close to reaching a consensus
on how to proceed with formal
coalition talks but that the Free
Democrats decided abruptly to pull
out just before midnight on Sunday
On migration, the Christian
Social Union wanted an
annual cap on refugees, while
the left-leaning Greens sought to
allow more categories of recent
migrants to bring their relatives.
– a move she said she respected,
but found “regrettable”. She added
that she would be consulting the
President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier,
to brief him on the talks and discuss
what comes next.
Without bringing the Free
Democrats back to the table, Ms
Merkel will be forced to try to
continue her current governing
coalition with the Social Democrats,
although that centre-left party has
said it will not do so. Or she could
try to form a minority government,
which is seen as unlikely. Otherwise,
Germany must hold new elections.
“It is at least a day of deep
reflection on how to go forward in
Germany,” Ms Merkel said. “But I
will do everything possible to ensure
that this country will be well led
through these difficult weeks.”
M s M e rke l ’s co n s e r vat i ve
Christian Democrats and sister
Bavaria-only Christian Social Union,
the pro-business Free Democrats
and the left-leaning Greens had
already blown past the Chancellor’s
own deadline of Thursday to agree
on a basis for opening formal
negotiations on a coalition of all
four parties, a configuration that has
never been tried at a national level
in Germany. AP
Angela Merkel seemed weary after talks with her parliamentary group at the Bundestag in Berlin yesterday REUTERS
Q&A How can the Chancellor break the deadlock?
What happens next?
There are multiple political options,
but for the time being Angela Merkel
will remain in charge of her existing
“caretaker government” of Christian
Democrats and Social Democrats.
The coalition is still nominally in
power in the wake of the general
election held in September – until a
solution is found.
What are Ms Merkel’s choices ?
She can either continue with a
minority government comprising
her own CDU party and possibly the
Greens. She would then be obliged
to seek the votes of other parties on
key issues. She could also attempt to
form another “grand coalition” with
the Social Democrat party (SPD). So
far, however, the SPD, which suffered
severe losses in September, has ruled
out the idea. But it may be persuaded
to join with Ms Merkel again in the
“national interest”.
Could there be new elections ?
Yes. Germany could go back to the
ballot box, but there are numerous
hurdles in the way. These have
been deliberately enshrined in the
German constitution to prevent a
repeat of the Weimar era, when the
repeated collapse of governments
eventually led to the rise of Adolf
Hitler’s Nazi party. New elections
could take months to organise and
pundits have argued that they would
most probably benefit the far-right
Alternative for Germany party, which
emerged as the third-strongest party
in the September poll.
What does this mean for Europe ?
The most economically powerful
country in Europe is bereft of a
government capable of making
“European” decisions. This is a blow
to the French President, Emmanuel
Macron, who had hoped to team up
with Ms Merkel soon and attempt to
reform the EU. A German collapse
could also affect Brexit negotiations
over the coming weeks and months.
Comment
Across
Nothing is certain if her reign is finally over
Sean O’Grady
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ngela Merkel’s
departure may actually
be good for Britain, in
the narrow sense of
opening up the possibility of a
better, more generous deal on
Brexit, or reforms to the EU that
would make Brexit unnecessary.
There is also, though, some risk
that it could simply make Brexit
even worse.
If there are to be fresh
elections in Germany, then the
various parties and groups who
are sceptical about migration,
and perhaps more sympathetic to
the British case, could gain votes
and seats and be a louder voice in
any new parliament.
Less palatable would be
further progress by the far right
Alternative for Germany party
(AfD); this might well be good for
reaching a Brexit deal, but bad
for civilisation. They would not
be part of any government, such
is their pariah status, but their
Euroscepticism would be difficult
to ignore or discount politically.
And yet there is another
possibility, also perfectly credible:
that the next German general
election is more or less a rerun
of the last, and that the same
troublesome arithmetic recurs.
A little bumpiness in the support
for the various parties would
not alter the fundamentals,
and the German proportional
representation system would
faithfully reproduce that mess in
the Bundestag.
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University advertises
for chauffeur despite
laying off 75 lecturers
Soldiers of the Royal Tank
Regiment marked yesterday’s
anniversary of the start of the
Battle of Cambrai – the conflict
which saw tanks used in large
numbers for the first time.
During the battle, which
lasted until 6 December
1917, 476 British tanks broke
through German lines at
Cambrai, northern France.
The Royal Tank Regiment,
based in Tidworth, Wiltshire,
is the oldest unit of its kind. Its
commanding officer, Lt-Col
Simon Ridgway, said: “We
continue to invest in the tank
forces in this army… they are
as relevant today as they were
100 years ago.”
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
CONSUMER
British Gas scraps standard tariffs ahead of price caps
British Gas is scrapping standard
variable tariffs for gas and
electricity for new customers before
the Government imposes a price cap
on the costly energy products.
The energy supplier, owned
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by Centrica, has also vowed to
introduce simpler bills and a
new fixed-term default tariff
for customers who do not shop
around for the best deals once their
contracts finish.
It said the reforms would come
into force by the end of March.
The pledge came as Centrica
called on the Government and the
regulator Ofgem to engage over the
reforms to help to create a fairer
market without price controls. The
company’s chief executive, Iain
Conn, claimed that price caps would
damage the energy industry.
The University of Southampton is
advertising for a chauffeur, just days
after announcing plans to make 75
lecturers redundant.
The job advertisement says the role
will involve “providing a chauffeur and
car service to university executives
and visiting dignitaries”.
Universities are under intense
public scrutiny because of what
they pay their vice-chancellors and
whether they are offering students
value for money in return for
charging £9,250 a year in fees.
Un i o n l e a d e r s p o i n t e d t o
Southampton’s job advert as another
example of senior staff being “out of
touch” over their own pay and perks.
The University and College
Union (UCU) called the decision
to advertise for the chauffeur and
caretaker role as “insulting”.
Its general secretary, Sally Hunt,
said: “Advertising for a chauffeur for
the executives, while threatening to
axe as many as 75 academic posts, is
insulting and shows contempt for the
staff. This move will, understandably,
raise further questions about the
priorities of the senior managers.”
The university said it needed to cut
75 lecturers in an bid to reduce staff
costs. But the union insisted that
Southampton’s staffing costs had
already dropped to 53 per cent of the
university’s total budget, from 60 per
cent a decade ago.
The university said the job was to
replace a chauffeur who was retiring.
A spokesman said: “The post is not a
personal chauffeur or ‘VC chauffeur’,
as the vice-chancellor does not have
first call on the vehicle and does not
make use of the car privately.
“He travels to and from work in
his own car, for which he pays the
parking charge.”
The universities minister,
Jo Johnson, has attacked the
£350,000 salary and benefits paid
to Southampton’s vice-chancellor
Sir Christopher Snowden.
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EDUCATION
Left or right whale? Ambidextrous
exploits give scientists a surprise
Church schools
‘not as inclusive
as claimed’
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
By John von Radowitz
Ambidextrous behaviour by
“right-flippered” blue whales has
surprised scientists studying their
feeding habits.
Like many other animals,
ranging from primates to insects,
blue whales display laterality, or
“handedness” – generally a bias
towards the right. But a study using
video cameras attached to the backs
of whales has shown how they switch
laterality when feeding.
Blue whales, the largest animals
to have lived on Earth, are known
for their dramatic “lunge feeding”
acrobatics close to the ocean surface.
As they launch themselves
upwards into swarms of the tiny
crustaceans, called krill, on which
they feed, the whales execute
360-degree barrel rolls. And
according to the video evidence, they
almost always roll to the left.
This is in marked contrast to
the way they normally feed at
greater depths, when they execute
90-degree right-handed side rolls.
US lead researcher Dr Ari
Friedlaender, of Oregon State
Blue whales almost
always roll to the left while
feeding on the surface
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
University, said: “The patches of
prey near the surface, between
10 and 100 feet deep, are usually
smaller and less dense than prey
patches found deeper and the blue
whales showed a bias toward rolling
left – presumably so they can keep
their right eye on the prey patch and
maximise their effort.
“We were completely surprised
by these findings, but when
considering the means by which the
whales attack smaller prey patches,
the behaviour really seems to be
effective, efficient, and in line with
the mechanisms that drive their
routine foraging behaviours.”
It was the first known example of
an animal altering handedness to
adjust to the context of a performed
task, said the scientists writing in
the journal Current Biology.
More than 90 per cent of the
human population are right-handed
because they have a dominant left
hemisphere. Due to criss-cross
wiring, the left half of the brain
controls the right side of the body.
Over six years, the team
attached suction devices
with cameras, hydrophones and
motion sensors to the backs of 63
blue whales off California.
The Church of England is “misselling” how inclusive its schools are
to non-Christian children, according
to research.
A study of 40 dioceses has shown
that 35 do not advise their schools to
refrain from selecting pupils on the
basis of faith. This is despite frequent
claims by Church officials that CofE
schools are moving towards a more
open-door policy of admissions and
away from faith-based selection, according to the report from the Accord Coalition on behalf of the Fair
Admissions Campaign (FAC).
The report says: “The CofE school
sector is being mis-sold, which risks
undermining the Church’s standing.”
The Rev Nigel Genders, chief
education officer for the Church of
England, said: “Those schools that
do give some priority to Christian
children, do so in areas where competition for places is acute. And often
providing places purely on distance
from the school would mean that
only the wealthiest, who can afford
to move house nearby, can access the
best schools.”
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father was
a criminal
because
there were 50
Hoovers in the
front room
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HAMMOND’S
WEEK
HOW LABOUR
COULD WIN
HOUSING
CRISIS
CHARLES
MANSON
ROBERT
MUGABE
SURFACE
BOOK 2
He’s doomed
before he
begins
Digital is the
party’s secret
weapon
It can be
solved
without cash
His dark
legacy
lives on
Whatever
happens, his
era is over
Microsoft’s
new laptop is
for everyone
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Daily Telegraph
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Mail & Guardian
Forbes
There was a time
when the content
of the forthcoming
Budget was the most
closely guarded
secret in government.
No longer: now we
have a rising tide
of leaks authorised,
presumably, by the
Chancellor. On the
evidence of what is
emerging, the thinking
is anything but joined
up. (Dominic Lawson)
On the social media
battlefield, the Tories
are fighting with
knitting needles
against Labour’s laserguided missiles. This
social media deficit
will be a serious
problem for the
Conservative party
in the next election
because that is where
marginal voters are
recruited or alienated.
(Robert Peston)
It is within the
Government’s power
to make houses
cheaper. If it decreed
that anyone could
build a house on any
field prices would
plummet and the
new generation
would be housed. The
situation is not market
failure: it is because
the Government
is suppressing the
market. (Charles Moore)
The murders, with
their undercurrents of
sex, drugs, rock’n’roll
and Satanism, seemed
the logical extension of
the anti-establishment
ethos that helped
define the Sixties.
Since then, the Manson
family has occupied a
dark, persistent place
in American culture.
(Margalit Fox)
The view that the
Zimbabwean army is
now suddenly on the
side of the people is
a fallacy. This is not
about seeking a change
in direction from
the downward slope
Zimbabwe has been on
but rather a factional
battle playing itself
out publicly.
(Editorial)
ABC
BBC News
Only if price is your
main concern would
the Book 2 struggle to
get on your shortlist. It
has high specifications,
but there is a core
group of users who
need that performance
in a portable device.
For everyone else who
prizes a computer with
the ability to handle
almost anything, it also
has to be considered.
(Ewan Spence)
The Sun
The Guardian
TheTimes
Hammond may be
doomed even before
he stands up on
Wednesday. He is
tipped for the chop in
the next reshuffle. He
has peanuts to spend
and an army of the
homeless and sick on
his doorstep.
(Trevor Kavanagh)
The Tories’ main
problem with Jeremy
Corbyn is that he
speaks human. In the
art of persuasion,
there’s nothing quite
like believing what you
are saying. It bestows
authenticity upon your
entire character.
(Zoe Williams)
The Government could
crack the problem
without shelling out
a single penny. The
Chancellor would
be well advised to
announce that he will
be releasing huge
tranches of green belt
land for development.
(Mark Littlewood)
If Woodstock was
the zenith of the
counterculture, the
slaughter in Cielo
Drive was its low point.
Not because Manson
was in any true sense
a hippie, but simply
because he came
to represent the
worst excesses of a
divided society.
(Mark Bannerman)
Everyone here believes
that the Mugabe era
is over. Saturday’s
protests unleashed
something and people
believe that a line
has been crossed.
Now it is really about
negotiating the time,
the process, the
choreography of Mr
Mugabe’s departure.
(Andrew Harding)
Gizmodo
The Surface Book is
very powerful, but
it brings me to the
question: Who is this
for? The Surface Book
2 is made for a certain
kind of monied super
user with important
and challenging things
to do at all times.
(Mario Aguilar)
LifeInBrief
MALCOLM YOUNG AC/DC GUITARIST AND FOUNDER
Malcolm Young had to relinquish his
role as rhythm guitarist in AC/DC, the
popular and durable Australian rock
band that he had co-founded, when he
could no longer remember songs he
helped to write and had performed for
decades.
Dementia forced Young to retire
in 2014, ending a partnership with
younger brother and lead guitarist
Angus, who said they had “created riffs
nobody else made”. Barely three years
later, Malcolm died peacefully, aged 64,
with his wife, son and daughter present.
His death came less than a month
after another of his seven siblings,
former AC/DC producer and Easybeats
member George Young, died aged 70.
George enjoyed a worldwide hit with
“Friday On My Mind” in the 1960s,
inspiring Malcolm and Angus to form
AC/DC in New South Wales in 1973.
Their parents had emigrated from
Glasgow 10 years earlier. Another
brother, Alex, stayed in Britain to play
in Grapefruit, a psychedelic pop group
given their name by John Lennon.
Malcolm and Angus favoured an
altogether more raucous approach,
their five-piece blending hard rock’n’roll,
boogie and blues in a style that also
appealed to fans of heavy metal.
In 1976 the band relocated to the
UK, and by 1978 they had released five
albums, which sold well in Australasia
and Europe but had yet to break the
United States. Their label, Atlantic,
wanted to unite them with a “radiofriendly” producer in order to capitalise
on their success as a live touring act in
America. This meant ditching George
Young, which Malcolm argued was
“disloyal” to his brother and mentor.
The record company got their way,
and the sessions with Robert John
“Mutt” Lange at the helm produced
arguably their definitive album, Highway
to Hell. All 10 songs were co-written by
Malcolm, Angus and singer Bon Scott,
another Scottish-born emigré. Its title
track remains their signature song,
though it took on a darker resonance in
1980 when Scott died of acute alcohol
poisoning. He was replaced by Brian
Johnson, formerly of the band Geordie.
While Angus adopted a schoolboy
stage outfit, Malcolm cut a more
conventional rock figure with denim
shirts and long dark hair parted down
the centre. As the albums kept coming
– there were 13 studio and three live
sets between 1975 and 95 – he provided
a visual and musical foil for his brother
as well as backing vocals.
By 2014, Angus had started to notice
that the normally “very organised”
Malcolm was increasingly confused
and suffering lapses in concentration
and memory. He was having to rehearse
daily to remember his own material.
He retired and entered a care home
in Sydney where, Angus said, he still
enjoyed “his Chuck Berry and a little
Buddy Holly”.
After his death his brother hailed him
as “the driving force” behind AC/DC. He
added: “As a guitarist, songwriter and
visionary, he was a perfectionist and a
unique man. As a brother we had a very
special bond. Malcolm, job well done.”
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Why so many women have kept quiet
The sex harassment claims at the hit show ‘Transparent’ tell us much
W
ith the most
wonderful deep
irony, it might
have taken a
trans woman
to illustrate
to many befuddled onlookers
why women just don’t report
harassment. Trace Lysette, who
plays an important supporting
role in Amazon Prime’s hit show
Transparent, has accused her
colleague Jeffrey Tambor of
unseemly on-set behaviour.
Tambor has now quit. Yes, this
column is discussing harassment
yet again, and not only that,
transgender-focused harassment.
Zeitgeist double bubble. I’m aware
that some weary males may have
made it this far down the paragraph
before cutting their losses on 2017
and feeding their heads into the
office shredder.
However, please come back.
If you can stick with this tale of
a multi Emmy-award blitzing
entertainment blockbuster,
now in peril due to Lysette’s
whistleblowing, it says so much.
Because “Pffft, well why didn’t
she say something at the time?” is
the clarion cry of the dunderhead
approaching recent reports of
historical sexual grievance. Here,
Lysette is saying something now.
The Transparent story makes all the
reasons why women often don’t a
little less opaque.
Transparent, I must stress, as it’s
vital to Lysette’s dilemma, is one of
television’s most wonderful dramas,
as well as one of modern TV
commissioning’s most important
and risk-taking developments.
It’s also probably something
you’ve never watched. Because
of all the TV over which I’ve ever
raved, aside from Six Feet Under (a
gorgeous ensemble-driven drama
centred around a funeral parlour),
no show’s premise makes the
casual bystander glaze over like
Transparent. “Oh, the one about
the transgender dad?” people
say, switching off. Granted: It
sounds issue-led, worthy and a bit
much. Greenlighting Transparent
was always a risk for “familyfriendly” (although not if you’re
working in its warehouse over
Christmas) Amazon.
What Transparent actually
is if you give it a chance is a
compelling, intoxicating look at
family, siblings, secrets, divorce,
being Jewish, mid-life anguish
and “paradise syndrome” malaise.
Producer Jill Solloway pegs all of
this in season one around Jeffrey
Without any
recognisable
white male at the
helm, it’s near
impossible to
get funding
Jeffrey Tambor
and Trace Lysette
at Amazon’s
Golden Globes
celebration in 2016
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Tambor’s character, Mort, and
his announcement that he was
always she and would like to be
called Maura. The story of Maura
has extra joy, depth, authenticity
and grit due to real trans woman
Trace Lysette’s portrayal of kind,
albeit weary, Shea, who is a friend
of Maura’s.
Whatever the initial challenges
were of getting a show like
Transparent into production, its
success has been triumphant.
All Amazon really needed now
was for Trace Lysette to shut the
hell up. And this will be a familiar
problem which human resources
departments across the world face
every day as harassment claims
present themselves. “Everything
is going wonderfully,” they must
say. “Look at the profits, the
goodwill, the staff, the salaries, our
reputation! Why can’t this woman
just shut up?”
By accusing Tambor, and
him now fleeing, Lysette has
potentially scuppered the future
of the entire show. Its work as a
trans lobby trailblazer could be
forever tarnished and Lysette’s
colleagues may be potentially out
of a job. By turn, the entire world
will be questioning her statement,
its validity, her own character and
her motives to speak up. Lysette
has spoken in the past about how
as a trans woman she is grateful
to the show for the exposure, but
it has led to no more parts being
available for her elsewhere. By
speaking up, she will be seen by
many as a troublemaker and a loose
cannon. Of course, as Lysette is a
genuine trans woman and Tambor
a cis-male merely acting as a
trans woman, it could be argued
that writers might simply beef up
Lysette’s role, write out Tambor and
move on. But this is tricky, because
in the first instance the casting of
Tambor – a well-known, white,
male, straight actor – would have
been integral in Amazon’s choice
to greenlight Transparent. Without
Tambor, in fact without any
recognisable white male at the helm
of a planned entertainment project,
it’s near impossible to get funding.
This is why women are still meant
to be very grateful for Bridesmaids
and there was 17 weeks of
man-baby mewling when we “stole”
Ghostbusters. It still looks weird
to audiences if there isn’t a man
on the poster looking “in charge”.
By season four, Tambor still feels
like the linchpin in Transparent’s
publicity and is still considered its
“star”. Many at Amazon and many
of Transparent’s audience members
will cling to the belief that season
five needs him. Showbusiness is
fickle, transient and harsh. The
show may be over.
The hard truth is that many of
the cast and crew of Transparent
currently considering a less
financially secure Christmas
possibly wish Trace Lysette had
failed to mention right now what
she thinks about Jeffrey Tambor.
Lysette has been brave and true to
herself, yes, but she has also spoiled
everything. Just like those women
who have ruined the scheduled
Louis CK Netflix shows by being
churlish enough to be unhappy
about him masturbating in front
of them. Or those exasperating
girls who have ruined the BBC1
Christmas Agatha Christie
outing by saying things about Ed
Westwick. Ladies, you can speak
now or you can speak later. It’s all
very transparent, the results will be
exactly the same. THE INDEPENDENT
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Diana shows endless love for all
A rare appearance by Diana Ross
gave the American Music Awards
some serious old-school glamour on
Sunday night.
The singer was given the Lifetime
Achievement Award, and performed a
medley of her greatest hits including
I’m Coming Out, Take Me Higher and
Ain’t No Mountain.
Why it’s easier
to kiss women
Andrea Riseborough says
it was easier to film love
scenes with Emma Stone
than with male co-stars
— because she didn’t
have to deal with their
“delicate egos”.
Oscar-winner Stone, 29,
plays tennis champion
Billie Jean King in biopic
Battle of the Sexes.
Riseborough, 35, plays
Marilyn Barnett, with whom
King had a secret love affair
in the Seventies.
Riseborough (pictured) said:
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Her family joined her onstage,
and as her daughter, the singersongwriter and actress Rhonda Ross
Kendrick, presented her with the
award, she said it was “not just for
women, not just for black folk, not just
for singers, actors, performers and
entrepreneurs who want to forge our
own destiny, but for all of us”.
“I’ve worked opposite so many male
actors whose egos have been so
delicate that it was just so hard to
do the work, and it just takes that
extra bit of energy.”
The actresses were friends
before filming began, having
worked together on Birdman
in 2014. Riseborough said: “I
think we both felt relieved
that the other was going to
play opposite each other
in this because we had a
connection. It was also new
enough or tenuous enough
that there was still more
to learn about each other so
there was a nervousness and
that kind of excitement you
get when you’re first falling
in love.”
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It’s amazing what a huge pay cheque
can do to cause a huge aboutturn in someone’s previously
strongly held conviction.
Take Amir Khan, for
example, who is currently
toiling in the Australian jungle
on the latest series of I’m A
Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Just five years ago Khan dismissed
the reality show – scoffing in a tweet
to a fan that he would never appear
on the show and all those who did
were a bunch of “has beens”.
He’s reportedly being paid
£250,000 for his stint on this
series. Presumably that’s more
than enough compensation for
hanging around with “has beens”
for three weeks.
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Bullying Brussels will make voters rebel over a rip-off
POLITICS
Mark
Wallace
M
oney makes the world go
round, as the song goes
– and the maxim applies
as strongly in Brussels as
anywhere else. For all the high-flown
talk of the values and destiny of the
European project, the EU has placed
cold, hard cash at the centre of its
negotiating strategy.
The EU is refusing to advance
the talks into the question of future
trade until Theresa May offers a
sufficiently large sum to secure a
verdict that “sufficient progress”
has been made in the first phase.
This being the EU, there’s no
real guide as to how much money
will be deemed “sufficient”. The
Prime Minister (inset) is expected to
perform financial manoeuvres in the
dark, then hope that Michel Barnier,
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald
Tusk deem the offer acceptable.
Part of the answer might be deduced
by looking at the UK’s share of
the current EU budget cycle, and
estimating how much it might cost
to continue to take part in specific
programmes and projects after
Brexit. But the rest is a gigantic
guessing game.
There’s no way to know
how much our future
relationship will be
worth until after the
next phase of talks
agrees what that
relationship will be,
but the EU won’t allow
the next phase of talks
to begin until May has
offered a specific amount
of money.
In a classically Brussels piece of
absurdity, negotiators on both sides
are playing The Price is Right without
knowing whether Bruce Forsyth is
asking them to value a speedboat or
matching his ’n’ hers shell suits.
The very fact that the EU has
become so mercenary so quickly is
instructive. When some suggest our
membership was an untrammelled
gift, Brussels’ demands for cash are
a reminder that it came with a huge
subscription fee attached.
The truth is that the remaining
member states are going to miss the
billions upon billions that Britain
has poured into the organisation
over the past 40 years. Without our
money, they will have to make up
the shortfall.
That means increased bills for the
net contributors, lower subsidies for
net recipients or even converting
THE QUEEN
Sam
Leith
A landmark
we can all
celebrate
T
his week even the most
fervent republican can
feel warmly towards Her
Majesty the Queen as she
celebrates 70 years of marriage.
Here’s a human landmark rather
than a constitutional one. We make
heavy weather of her jubilees, but
to stay Queen for 65 years, in and
of itself, probably isn’t all that hard.
As an English monarch, unless you
annoy your subjects so much they
chop off your head, and as long
as you keep a weather eye out for
lampreys and American divorcees,
it’s pretty much a doddle.
No, it’s the marital longevity that
is the real achievement. Were Liz
Windsor an ordinary pensioner, a
harmonious, seven-decade marriage
would be a stupendous achievement.
some recipient states into
contributors. Various countries that
claim not to understand why the UK
is leaving are notably very unwilling
to inherit our role of actually paying
for its largesse.
The odds are that there will
be some sort of financial Brexit
settlement. The question is:
how much will it be? May
has already effectively
offered about £20bn,
and the Cabinet are
reportedly considering
increasing that.
The difficulty is that
the expectations of
British voters and EU
leaders are dangerously
mismatched. While the
EU thought it was preparing
the ground for a larger sum by
anonymously briefing some British
newspapers about ludicrous figures
such as £100bn, that whispering
campaign is likely to have hardened
voters’ resolve against paying a big
Brexit bill.
People are not unreasonable,
and they will accept a fair price for
taking back control – but they don’t
want to feel like they’re being bullied
out of a fortune. If it looks and feels
like a rip-off, particularly when the
Chancellor simultaneously tells the
nation that there’s precious little
spare cash to fund housing or the
NHS, voters might well kick back.
And remember: a no-deal Brexit
does not require us to pay the EU
a penny.
Mark Wallace is executive editor
of ConservativeHome
As Queen, I think, it’s arguably
greater. (I write as a civilian with
less than seven years on the clock.)
Her Majesty and the Duke of
Edinburgh have had more help than
most raising their children. And
money worries – the commonest
cause of domestic strife – aren’t
present in quite the same way.
Their marriage has endured
among other reasons because for
it to fail has been constitutionally
close to unthinkable. But that public
pressure surely makes things harder
rather than easier. Marriage makes
you less free, and we all chafe at
unfreedom. They are more unfree
than most. And this old-fashioned
union has a pretty progressive
arrangement at its heart. Her
Majesty wears the trousers; her
husband is her helpmeet.
In the official portrait, Prince
Philip is standing behind and just to
the left of the Queen, hands clasped
behind him. She is in front, hands
clasped before her. But there’s the
lightest physical contact between
them – her elbow against his sports
jacket. He’s in her personal space.
And both of them look at the camera
– not at each other – with something
like a look of warmth. We can have
no idea what is between them, what
is going on in their heads. There’s a
public face and a private face. And
in that respect the royal marriage
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‘Doctor Who’ theme
mastermind honoured
with posthumous PhD
By Valerie Browne
The electronic music pioneer Delia
Derbyshire, who co-created the
otherworldly Doctor Who theme tune
in the 1960s, has been honoured with
a posthumous PhD.
After a lifetime spent largely uncredited for her musical innovation,
Derbyshire is now recognised as pivotal in creating a new wave of electronic music during the 1960s and
70s that still influences the industry.
She is to be awarded an honorary
PhD from Coventry University in
recognition of her talent and perseverance in a male-dominated industry, which paved the way for future
generations of women in music.
Derbyshire was brought up in Cov-
entry before winning a scholarship
to study maths and music at Cambridge. She struggled to find work
after graduating – Decca Records
said it did not employ women in its
studios – until she was taken on as a
trainee studio manager at the BBC.
Before modern synthesizers, Derbyshire experimented in the BBC’s
state-of-the-art Radiophonic Workshop, where she sped up and slowed
down musical notes, developing a
new style of sound in 1962.
Using this method, she transformed a score by Ron Grainer for
a new TV series, Doctor Who, into
an iconic piece of electronic music.
Grainer is officially credited as the
sole writer because of the BBC’s
crediting policy at the time.
Musical pioneer
Delia Derbyshire
at work at the BBC
SCIENCE
Cosmic dust ‘could spread
life around solar system’
Eventually the tiny organisms
could reach other planets in the
Space dust may have transported solar system. The same process
alien bugs to Earth – or terres- could occur in reverse, bringing
trial microbes to other planets, extraterrestrial bugs to Earth and
research suggests.
possibly helping to seed life on
The theory, which might
the planet, the scientists
explain how life on
believe.
Earth began, comes
Study leader Profrom British scienfessor Arjun Berera,
tists who have studfrom the University
ied powerful flows
o f E d i n b u r g h ’s
Distance per second
of interplanetary
school of physics
that can be travelled
by space dust, which
dust that can travel
a n d a s t r o n o my,
can knock organic
through space at up
said: “The proposiparticles out
to 70km (44 miles)
tion that space dust
of orbit
a second.
collisions could propel
They calculated that
organisms over enormous
small bio-particles floating in
distances between planets
the atmosphere at an altitude of raises some exciting prospects of
93 miles or more could be knocked how life and the atmospheres of
free of the Earth’s gravity by incom- planets originated.
ing space dust.
“The streaming of fast space dust
Some bacteria, plants and even is found throughout planetary syshardy micro-animals called tardi- tems and could be a common factor
grades are known to be capable of in proliferating life.”
surviving in space.
Previously, scientists have
By John von Radowitz
70km
Earth The beginning
Scientists generally agree that all
life on Earth must have evolved
from single-celled organisms that
first emerged around 3.8 billion
years ago. But how this first form of
life emerged is subject to debate.
Some scientists believe asteroids
that smashed into Earth brought
both water and organic compounds,
helping lay the foundation for
life on the planet. Other theories
include the idea that lightning
strikes generated amino acids and
sugars from the atmosphere, or
that life begin around deep-sea
hydrothermal vents spewing
hydrogen-rich molecules.
considered the possibility of impacting asteroids and comets importing life, or the raw ingredients
of life, to Earth.
The research was published in
the journal Astrobiology.
CRIME
Victim tracked stolen phone but ‘police did nothing’
By Martin Coulter
A film director has criticised
police for failing to tackle
moped thieves who stole his
phone, after he told them exactly
where it was.
Stuart Hazeldine, 46, said he
had his phone snatched from
his hands by a thief on a moped
outside King’s Cross railway
station in London. When he
returned home, he located the
device using the Find My
iPhone app and tracked
it down to a block of
flats in Islington, north
London. But when he
contacted the police
non-emergency 101
number, he said he
was told by a Met Police
officer “no one is going to do
anything tonight”.
Scotland Yard said later
that due to the number of
residences at the address
they were unable to
locate the device.
Mr Hazeldine (inset)
said: “There seems to
be a kind of ‘response
lottery’ at work where
you just don’t know what
kind of assistance you’re
going to receive.”
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The £60 washing machine Sydney and Rachel Saunders bought
in 1956 when they married has a
slight leak, but all their other appliances are in good working order
and could feature in a museum.
MrSaunders,83, andhis wife, 81,
from Exeter, have finally decided
to have a clear-out. But they want
their tumble dryer, boiler, cooker
and washing machine, which date
back more than half a century, to
go to a good home.
The couple got the Servis
washer when they married, and
the same year bought a Baby
Belling cooker for £19. Then in
1959, they bought a five-gallon
boiler for £15. Their Burco tumble
dryer, bought in 1963 for £52, is as
old as their eldest daughter. Mrs
Saunders, a retired carer, used it
every week until recently.
“It would be such a shame for
them to go to landfill, so we’d really
like someone who is interested in
them to come forward. You just
don’t get appliances made like
that today,” Mrs Saunders told
the BBC.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Tarantino film to feature murderous Manson cult
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Quentin Tarantino’s next film will be
set against the backdrop of the murder in 1969 of the actress Sharon
Tate, the wife of Roman Polanski,
by the murderous cult inspired by
Charles Manson.
After dropping long-term business partner Harvey Weinstein,
Tarantino has signed worldwide distribution rights with Sony Pictures
for the film.
The murder of Tate, who was heavily pregnant, and four of her friends
by Manson’s cult of followers serves
as the background to the main story.
One of Manson’s young followers,
Susan Atkins, stabbed 26-year-old
Tate to death and scrawled “PIG”,
written with the actress’s blood, on
her front door.
Manson’s death, aged 83, in a California prison was announced yesterday. The Manson family’s brutal
murders became a symbol of the
dark side of Sixties counterculture.
The Pulp Fiction director is believed to have asked Margot Robbie
(inset) to play Tate.
Discussions have been held with
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo
DiCaprio for the lead role in the film,
which focuses on a male TV actor
who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the
film business.
The film, which currently has a working
title #9, will be Tarantino’s first without the
involvement of the
Weinstein brothers.
Tarantino cut ties with
The Weinstein Company after the torrent of
sexual assault claims against
Harvey Weinstein.
Tarantino said of the allegations
about Weinstein’s behaviour: “I
knew enough to do more than I did.”
Weinstein denies all claims of nonconsensual sex.
Tarantino’s availability
sparked a huge bidding
war among all the Hollywood studios apart
from Disney.
Warner Bros tried to
woo the Reservoir Dogs
director by transforming
the front of its studio into
a vintage 1969 setting. But
Sony, which met the director’s
demands for a $100m (£75m) budget,
a cut of the box office gross and final
cut, secured the deal.
Online entertainment magazine
Deadline said the new film’s script
has “heart and a strong commercial
appeal, and if there is a film of Tarantino’s it can be best compared to, it
would be Pulp Fiction, which also was
set in Los Angeles”.
Tarantino’s financial
demands mean the
Manson movie must make
$375m to break even for Sony,
insiders claim. Tarantino’s
2012 spaghetti Western Django
Unchained earned $425m.
UNITED STATES
Cult leader
and convicted
murderer Manson
dies, aged 83
Media portrayed killer as the leering
face of evil in 1969. By John Rogers
I
n the summer of 1969 a scruffy
ex-convict with a magnetic hold
on young women sent some of
his disciples into the night to
carry out a series of gruesome
killings in Los Angeles.
In doing so, Charles Manson
became the leering face of evil on
front pages across America and
rewrote the history of an era.
Manson, the hippie cult leader
who died of natural causes on
Sunday, aged 83, after nearly half a
century behind bars, orchestrated
the killings of the pregnant actress
Sharon Tate and six other
people, butchered at two
homes on successive
August nights by
intruders who scrawled
“Pigs” and “Healter
Skelter” [sic] in the
victims’ blood.
The slaughter horrified
the world. To many, the
collateral damage included
the era of peace, love and flower
power. The Manson Family killings,
along with the bloodshed later that
year during a Rolling Stones concert
at California’s Altamont Speedway,
seemed to expose the violent and
drug-riddled underside of the
counterculture and sent a shiver of
fear through America.
“Many people I know in Los
Angeles believe that the Sixties
ended abruptly on August 9, 1969,”
the author Joan Didion wrote in her
1979 book, The White Album.
At a former movie ranch outside
Los Angeles, Manson and his
devotees, many of them young
runaways who likened him to
Jesus Christ, lived commune-style,
using drugs and taking part in
orgies. Children from privileged
backgrounds ate from rubbish bins.
It was the summer of the first
Moon landing. War raged in
Vietnam. Hippies flooded the streets
of San Francisco and gathered in
upstate New York for the Woodstock
festival. But many remember the
time for Los Angeles’s most shocking
celebrity murders.
Fear swept the city after a maid
reporting for work ran screaming
from the elegant home where Tate
lived with her husband, the
Rosemary’s Baby director
Roman Polanski.
Scattered around the
estate were bloodsoaked bodies.
T h e 2 6 -y e a r- o l d
actress, who was eighta n d - a - h a l f- m o n t h s
pregnant, was stabbed
and hung from a rafter in her
living room.
Also killed were: Abigail Folger,
an heiress; the Polish film director
Voityck Frykowksi; Steven Parent,
a friend of the estate’s caretaker;
and the celebrity hairdresser Jay
Sebring, who was killed by the
Manson follower Charles “Tex”
Watson. He announced his arrival by
saying: “I am the Devil, and I’m here
to do the Devil’s work.”
The next night, Leno LaBianca,
a wealthy grocer, and his wife,
Ro s e m a r y, we re s t a b b e d t o
death in their home in another
neighbourhood. Manson was
arrested three months later.
Why he ordered the killing of
Charles Manson,
pictured during his
trial in 1969 and
(inset) in August
this year, insisted he
was innocent AP
The trial ‘Grotesque circus’
Some veteran reporters have
recalled the grotesque circus of
Manson’s 1969 trial.
Inside the courtroom, spectators
sometimes had LSD flashbacks and
were dragged out shouting. Outside,
a ragtag band of women camped out
day and night. They were Manson’s
“family” who worshipped him and
compared him to Jesus. They became
a tourist attraction and were always
available for media interviews.
“These children that come at you
with knives, they are your children,”
Manson told the court. “You taught
them. I didn’t teach them. I just tried
to help them stand up . . . I am just a
reflection of every one of you.”
In the next breath, he uttered his
most quoted line: “I have killed no
one, and I have ordered no one to be
killed.”
It was a lie, and everyone knew it.
In court, Manson choreographed
a spectacle that included his three
co-defendants jumping to their feet
and singing songs mocking the judge.
AP
strangers remained a mystery.
Prosecutors said Manson wanted
to foment a race war, an idea he
supposedly got from a twisted
reading of The Beatles’ song “Helter
Skelter”. Others said he was getting
even because the music producer
Terry Melcher, who once lived in
the house Tate later occupied, had
refused to record Manson’s music.
M a n s o n a n d t h re e fe m a l e
followers were found guilty of
murder and sentenced to death.
Watson was convicted later. All five
sentences were commuted to life
when California briefly abolished the
death penalty in 1972. AP
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Scientists locate
brain changes in
anxiety sufferers
Eating peanuts
in pregnancy
‘fights allergies’
By Padraic Flanagan
People with depression and anxiety
have a common pattern of brain
abnormalities that can be spotted in
imaging scans, according to research.
Scientists in China used magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) to examine
37 people with major depressive
disorder (MDD), 24 with social
anxiety disorder (SAD) and 41 people
in good health.
They looked for differences in the
grey matter of the brain, focusing on
the thickness of the cerebral cortex, a
layer of tissue that is densely packed
with neurons and deals with most of
the brain’s information processing.
The scans showed that the MDD
and SAD patients had similar and
different alterations in the thickness
Dr Zhao said her study
found that another area of
the cortex, the insular cortex, also
appeared to be thicker in both the
MDD and SAD patients compared
with the healthy scans.
of parts of the cortex. Some of the
alterations related to a thickening,
while others to a thinning, of the
affected region.
“Our findings provide preliminary
evidence of common and specific
grey matter changes in MDD and
SAD patients,” said Dr Youjin Zhao,
who co-authored the study at Sichuan
University in Chengdu.
The findings could aid the diagnosis
of conditions such as MDD, often
referred to as depression. It is a
serious condition that can have a
debilitating effect on an individual.
It affects up to one in 10 people in
the UK.
Social anxiety disorder, also
called social phobia, is an intense
fear of social situations. It can be
extremely debilitating and makes up
a large proportion of the three million
anxiety sufferers in the UK.
Both conditions share some
clinical symptoms, suggesting the
two disorders may have similar brain
mechanisms, according to Dr Zhao,
who said few studies have directly
compared the brain structural effects
of the two disorders.
By John von Radowitz
Looking up to ‘Moon’ painting
A member of staff looks at ‘In
the Moon Again’ (1987) by John
Hoyland RA, which forms part of
Bonhams’ forthcoming Modern
British and Irish Art Sale in
London. Its estimated sale price
is £20,000 to £30,000. Hoyland,
from Sheffield, died in 2011. PA
Eating peanuts during pregnancy
and breastfeeding your child could
help ensure children don’t develop
allergies, scientists believe.
Researchers found that pregnant
mice fed foods that commonly trigger
allergic reactions, such as eggs and
peanuts, transferred protective
antibodies through breast milk.
The antibodies caused the babies
to generate specific T blood cells,
allowing them to tolerate allergenic
foods. Tests with human milk suggest
the same mechanism can protect
human babies.
Lead scientist Dr Michiko Oyoshi,
from Boston Children’s Hospital
in the US, said: “Whether mothers
should eat allergenic foods during
pregnancy or avoid them has been
controversial.
“Different studies have found
different results, in part because it’s
hard in human studies to know when
mothers and babies first encountered
a specific food. But in a mouse model,
we can control exposure to food.”
Breast milk containing anti-allergy
antibodies was protective even when
fed to offspring unrelated to the
mother, the researchers found.
The research is published in The
Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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Comedy duo trick Spanish defence minister
By Jessica Jones
IN MADRID
A notorious Russian comedy duo,
who have pranked the likes of
Elton John, have added Spain’s
defence minister to their list
of targets.
During a phone call with
Maria Dolores de Cospedal,
Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir
Kuznetsov, known as Lexus and
Vovan, claimed that the sacked
Catalan President Carles
Puigdemont was a Russian spy with the code
name Cipollino.
Ms De Cospedal
(inset) thought she
was speaking with the
Latvian defence minister, Raimonds Bergmanis.
Mr Stolyarov told Ms De
Cospedal that Mr Puigdemont,
who is in Belgium fighting against
extradition to Spain and a
possible 30-year prison
sentence, had been
working for the Kremlin for some time.
Ms De Cospedal
responded by saying:
“I am going to call my
Prime Minister and tell
him” and “How long have
you known?”
Wild turkeys are thriving and have invaded urban areas ROBERT BURTON
By Charlie Wood
It might be Thanksgiving – but in California, the turkeys are biting back.
The situation has got so bad in the
the San Francisco area that residents
are praying for deliverance from the
burgeoning population of wild birds.
Introduced into the state for hunting decades ago, wild turkeys are
thriving and have invaded urban
areas, perhaps seeking food, water
and safety from predators after five
years of drought.
“The neighbourhood embraces
them,” Darlene Devon Andrade
wrote on the Facebook page of the
San Francisco Chronicle. “We let them
roam freely in our streets and yards
so they can eat and be happy.”
On the other hand, they leave droppings everywhere, damage gardens,
doors and roofs, and can get violent if
they perceive a rival.
“These turkeys weigh 20 pounds,
and they know how to defend themselves,” said Dan Gluesenkamp, director of the California Native Plant
Society. “There are stories about
people’s brand new Mercedes getting
torn up by 20-pound Toms who are
looking at their reflections.”
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“My wife gets irritated because
she cleans up after them,” Anthony
Blackburn told the San Francisco
Chronicle. “I like watching them on
the hill across the street, scratching
and pecking, and even occasionally
napping. The males will occasionally
fan their tails to impress the females.”
Homeowners can try to dissuade
the birds from entering their gardens
with stop-motion sprinklers or loud
noises. If that fails, they can get permits to kill nuisance birds.
Preservationists worry about the
effect of a wild turkey explosion on
native plants and animals. “They
move across the landscape, 20 or
30 of them, elbow to elbow, scratching every inch of the land,” Mr
Gluesenkamp said.
“They eat every creepy-crawlie,
every salamander, every lizard, every
snake, every nut, every acorn, every
wild flower seed, every quail egg.” AP
California doesn’t
regularly track the wild
turkey population, but a survey
more than a decade ago put the
number at a quarter of a million.
SPAIN
Airbnb and locals
face mediation
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The rise of websites such as
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holiday rentals skyrocketing,
pricing many locals out of
the city centre and causing
antisocial behaviour.
In a pilot scheme, the team
will go to apartments in two
tourist-heavy areas where there
have been complaints and mediate
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Fears over plan
to drill in Alaska
wildlife refuge
By Dan Joling
IN ANCHORAGE
A showdown is looming in the
nation’s capital over whether to
open America’s largest wildlife
refuge to oil drilling.
A budget measure approved
by the Republican-controlled
Jerusalem in secret talks
with Saudis about Iran
By Jeffrey Heller
GERMANY
Marine in death Kuwait pressed
crash arrested
on Israeli ban
American troops on the
Japanese island of Okinawa
have been restricted to base
and banned from drinking
after a Marine was arrested
over a crash that killed a
Japanese man.
Nicholas James-McLean, 21,
was being held on suspicion of
negligent driving resulting in
injury or death, and driving
under the influence of alcohol.
Officers said a breath test
indicated that James-McLean,
who was slightly injured, was
three times over the legal
alcohol limit. AP
ISRAEL
Germany will press Kuwait about a
law that prevented its national airline
from transporting an Israeli citizen
on a flight originating in Frankfurt.
The deputy foreign minister,
Michael Roth, said that Germany’s
ambassador had been asked to raise
the issue with Kuwaiti authorities.
The move follows a Frankfurt court
ruling last week that Kuwait Airways
did not have to transport the Israeli on
a 2016 flight that included a stopover
in Kuwait City because it would have
faced legal repercussions at home.
The airline was not allowed to
have contracts with Israelis under
Kuwait’s boycott of Israel. AP
Congress allows politicians to
pursue legislation that would
allow drilling on the coastal
plain of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge.
The refuge takes up an area
nearly the size of South Carolina
in Alaska’s north-east corner.
Nearly 200,000 caribou in
the Porcupine Caribou Herd
migrate from Canada to the
coastal plain most years.
Alaska’s politicians say drilling
can be done with minimal
harm to the environment. But
environmental groups say
drilling would harm caribou. AP
Israel has had covert contact with
Saudi Arabia amid common concerns
about Iran, an Israeli cabinet
minister admitted yesterday. The
disclosure by the energy minister,
Yuval Steinitz, was the first by a
senior official from either country of
long-rumoured secret dealings.
Both Saudi Arabia and Israel view
Iran as the main threat to the Middle
East and increased tension between
Tehran and Riyadh has fuelled
speculation that shared interests
may push Saudi Arabia and Israel to
work together.
Saudi Arabia maintains that
Dehradun
Shocking pollution in India’s
cities is drawing residents
back to rural life.
Namita Singh’s young
daughter suffered from
bronchitis when the family
lived in the northern Indian
city of Lucknow, where fumes
from clogged traffic and a
smoky haze every winter
outweighed the charms of
its Mughal architecture and
famed cuisine.
When her husband was
transferred to the town of
Dehradun, in the foothills of
the Himalayas, her daughter
recovered in the clean
mountain air. So when her
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The Prince of Wales
visits Bellevue Chopin
Farm on Dominica
during his tour of
hurricane-ravaged
Caribbean islands.
Prince Charles said the
damage caused
by hurricanes Irma and
Maria was
“utterly devastating”.
Bellevue Chopin Farm
is run by an organic
farmers’ group.
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Five-Star rebels’ local victory hints at national win
Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star
Movement pummelled a centreright coalition to govern Ostia, one
of Rome’s largest neighbourhoods,
confirming the party’s strength just
months from a national election.
Five Star’s Giuliana Di Pillo took
60 per cent of the vote, doubling her
first-round result, against 40 per cent
for the centre-right’s Monica Picca, in
a closely watched contest.
The result shows that the legal
troubles plaguing the administration
of Rome’s Five-Star mayor, Virginia
Raggi, since her election last year
have not dampened popularity of the
maverick party in the capital.
The Five-Star Movement is
Italy’s most popular party ahead of
a national vote due between March
and May next year, while the ruling
Democratic Party (PD) is a distant
second, according to an opinion poll
last week. REUTERS
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husband’s job took him to
Delhi a couple of years later,
the choice was clear: Ms Singh
and her daughter remained in
Dehradun, while he moved to
the capital.
As a toxic smog enveloped
Delhi and northern parts
of India, forcing emergency
measures, Ms Singh said she
was relieved not to be living
there. “I cannot think of living
in Delhi, with the pollution
so bad,” said Ms Singh,
whose husband visits every
two weeks. “My daughter is
so much better here in the
cleaner air. We cannot think of
moving back to that pollution,”
she said.
Pollution levels have recently
climbed to 12 times above
the recommended limit in
New Delhi.
any relations with Israel hinge on
Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands
captured in the 1967 war, territory
Palestinians seek for a future state.
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Mr Steinitz said the two countries had
‘partly covert’ ties AFP/GETTY
President Donald Trump’s peace
envoys, seeking an Israeli-Palestinian
agreement with regional support,
have visited Saudi Arabia several
times since he took office.
In an interview on Israeli Army
radio, Mr Steinitz was asked why
Israel was “hiding its ties” with Saudi
Arabia. He replied: “We have ties
that are indeed partly covert with
many Muslim and Arab countries,
and usually [we are] the party that is
not ashamed. It’s the other side that
is interested in keeping the ties quiet.
“With us, usually, there is no
problem, but we respect the other
side’s wish when ties are developing.”
Killers face
Bailouts ‘not
longer sentences well planned’
Corrupt officer
used jail threat
El Salvador has approved stricter
jail terms for crimes against
security forces as part of a
broader crackdown on gangs.
The legislation raises the
penalty for murdering police
officers, soldiers or their relatives
from 40 to 60 years in prison to 50
to 60 years.
This year, gangs have killed 41
police officers, 21 soldiers and
three prison guards, mostly when
the victims were off-duty. AP
A judge has thrown out the
convictions of 15 black men who say
they were locked up for refusing to
pay a corrupt police officer.
They said it was common for
African Americans in Chicago
to be framed by Ronald Watts,
convicted of related offences
in 2013. “Everyone knew: if
you’re not going to pay Watts,
you were going to jail,” said
Leonard Gipson, 36, who had two
convictions cancelled. AP
The massive bailout programmes
for Greece were not properly
planned and failed to anticipate
the recessionary effect of austerity
measures, European Commission
auditors have reported.
They focused criticism on the first
and second Greek bailouts in 2010
and 2012, which were backed by the
International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In 2013, the IMF admitted it failed to
forecast the extent of the country’s
crippling recession. AP
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UNITED STATES
Demand for
ivory has driven
elephants closer to
extinction, animal
rights groups say
Trump may keep
ban on hunted
elephant trophies
By Donna Cassata
IN WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump has given
a strong hint that he will oppose a
new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be
imported to the US.
Mr Trump tweeted yesterday:
“Big-game trophy decision will
be announced next week but will
be very hard pressed to change
my mind that this horror show in
any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service
had announced last Thursday that
it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy biggame hunters to kill the threatened
species would help raise money for
conservation programmes.
Animal rights advocates and environmental groups reacted in fury.
Ed Royce, the Republican chairman
of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urged the administration
to reverse the policy, calling it the
“wrong move at the wrong time”.
Mr Trump said he would put the
decision “on hold” and review it
with the Interior Secretary, Ryan
Zinke. Mr Zinke issued a statement
later the same day, saying: “President Trump and I have talked and
both believe that conservation and
healthy herds are critical.
“As a result, in a manner compliant with all applicable laws, rules
and regulations, the issuing of permits is being put on hold as the decision is being reviewed.”
Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican who co-chairs the Congressional Animal Protection
Caucus, said Mr Trump’s delay was
a “step in the right direction”, but
added more needed to be done to
protect the species from extinction.
He called the hunting of elephants
“shameful” and said the US should
support a permanent ban.
Mr Royce questioned the action
not only because of concerns about
African wildlife but US national security, citing the political upheaval
Palin: My gun
deters harassers
AFP/GETTY
By Craig Simpson
The American politician Sarah
Palin has said she doesn’t suffer
sexual harassment because she
“packs” a gun.
In an interview with
MSNBC, Ms Palin
(inset), a one-time
Republican
nominee for
vice-president
of the US, was
pressed on the
issue of sexual
misconduct and
asked whether she
had experienced sexual
harassment in the workplace.
The former Governor of Alaska
replied: “I think a whole lot of
people know that I’m probably
‘packing’ – so, I don’t think there’s
a whole lot of people who would
necessarily mess with me.”
in Zimbabwe. “The administration
should withdraw this decision until
Zimbabwe stabilises,” the committee chairman said in a statement.
“Elephants and other big game
in Africa are blood currency for
terrorist organisations, and they
are being killed at an alarming
rate.” AP
Illicit demand
for elephant
ivory has led to
devastating losses
from illegal poaching
as the animals’ natural
habitat has dwindled.
YEMEN
UNITED STATES
Saudi Arabia promises to
lift blockade after aid plea
Crew grounded
for ‘penis’ prank
By Samuel Osborne
By Maggie Michael
UN Secretary-General
António Guterres has
written to Saudi Arabia’s
UN ambassador saying the
kingdom’s failure to reopen
key Yemen airports and
seaports is undermining
humanitarian efforts to
tackle the crisis in the
impoverished country.
International aid group
Doctors Without Borders
said it had been unable to
deliver live-saving medical
and humanitarian assistance
to the people in dire need in
the Yemeni capital because of
the blockade by a Saudi-led
coalition fighting Yemen’s
Shia rebels.
The group, also known as
Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF), said it had not
received authorisation from
the coalition to fly from
Djibouti to Sana’a.
But Saudi Arabia yesterday
promised that the coalition
would lift the blockade.
Save The Children warned
last week that 130 children
were dying every day from
starvation and disease.
MSF welcomed the
reopening of the port in the
city of Aden; however, it said
Hundreds of children are ‘dying
daily’ in Yemen AFP/GETTY
this was “far from sufficient
to deliver timely and urgent
medical humanitarian aid
across Yemen”.
The US-backed coalition
imposed a land, sea and air
blockade on 6 November after
a missile attack by rebels on
the Saudi capital, Riyadh. AP
The US Navy has grounded one
of its aircrew after they used their
advanced fighter jet to draw a
penis in the sky.
The Navy EA-18 Growler
warplane flew in the unusual air
pattern over Okanogan County
in Washington state, using the
condensed air trail from its
exhaust to draw the image.
The photographs went viral on
social media.
“Sophomoric and immature
antics of a sexual nature have no
place in naval aviation today,” said
Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker,
the commander of the US Naval
Air Forces.
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ne of my earliest
memories is standing,
aged three, holding
my mother’s hand, as
we looked out of the
bay window of my grandmother’s
bedroom. “It was here,” she
whispered, “that I watched the
Germans bombing Sheffield in
the war.
“The sky was all red and I could
see the flames as the city burned.
And some of the bombs dropped
not far from here. The Germans
were off-loading what they had left
on their way back to Germany.
“Mary Midgley had laid her
wedding dress out on the spare
bed, ready for getting married
the next day. Their house was hit.
Thankfully the family was in the
Anderson shelter in their garden.
The dress was blown to bits.”
For a baby boomer, born in 1950,
the bitter wars that devastated
Europe were only too real and “the
Jerries” were the baddies who
featured in all our games in the
street. My grandmother spoke of
how the siblings in her family had
been reduced from 12 children to
eight. Four brothers had died in
1916 in the war to end all wars.
When I sneakily read my
mother’s teenage wartime diary,
I found the details of several
boyfriends whose names were
crossed out. I didn’t ask then –
I shouldn’t have been reading the
diary – but I guessed what had
been their fate. Years later, she told
me how many of her friends and
“beaux” had been lost in action in
the Second World War. Dozens.
So, to my generation, the
prospect of peace in Europe and
an entente that would bring us
together in a most cordial manner
didn’t seem to be about trade and
economics, but a way to break
down barriers and end the “little
England”, “Land of Hope and
Glory” mentality that encouraged
the Brit to consider him or herself
superior to “Johnny Foreigner”.
I was 21 when Britain went
decimal – the first move towards
parity with Europe.
It wasn’t easy. I first
encountered the new currency
when I returned from a year in
France, required as part of my
degree. The first thing I wanted to
eat was fish and chips. I ordered
and was puzzled when the bill was
50p rather than 10 bob. I passed
over a handful of cash like a newly
arrived stranger from a distant
land. All rather odd, but a step
in the right direction – towards a
unified Europe.
It finally happened on
1 January 1973, not long before
my 23rd birthday. The Guardian
wrote: “We’re in… and a date
which will be entered in the history
books as long as histories are
written, was taken by most people
as a matter of course.”
Two years later, a referendum
confirmed that the majority of
Britons wanted us to remain a
member of European Community.
There would be lots of “jaw jaw” in
Brussels and Strasbourg and no
more “war war”.
I could not have been more
delighted. Future generations
would not be blighted as our
parents and grandparents had
been. I had become a confirmed
Francophile at school, thanks to
the inspiring brilliance of Mme
Short, my French teacher.
She was a Frenchwoman who’d
married an Englishman, looked
like Juliette Gréco and swept into
the classroom with the powerful
scent of Worth’s Je Reviens
swirling around her. She taught
us to see lessons in speaking
another language as a means of
TRENDS
The wellbeing buzzwords
that simply don’t translate
Forget being hygge. We don’t live in Scandinavia and
our lives can be very different. By Olivia Petter
I
t was this time last year that
hygge enraptured the nation
with its coddling blanket of
Valencia-filtered bliss.
Not just a pretentious
sounding buzzword, hygge (which
loosely translates as cosiness in
Danish) quickly became a global
phenomenon, largely thanks to
Meik Wiking’s The Little Book
of Hygge.
One small step for the Danish
language; one giant leap for
disillusioned saps plagued by the
inertia of their hygge-less lives.
Twelve months later and it’s
time for yet another kitschy
lifestyle trend: enter lykke – Danish
for happiness, naturally.
Wiking’s Little Book of Lykke
defines itself as a practical guide
to what makes us happy, using
Denmark as an example.
That’s right, the man who
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communication rather than the
tedium of rote learning. I was deeply
shocked to learn recently that her
family had been known as “the
Froggies”. Not everyone in Barnsley
was as keen on integration as I was.
I became a proud European,
spending a great deal of time in
France and Germany, adding
German to my list of languages
and cheering as the European
Union grew and took on vitally
important issues such as human,
part-time and maternity rights and
equal pay for work of equal value,
changing UK law for the better,
despite the frequent reluctance of
national governments.
My most vivid memory of feeling
thankful for being European came
about during a visit to the theatre
with some friends. I must have
been in my early thirties and my
companions were David, now my
husband, Nancy, a friend from New
York who was living in London, and
Uwe, her German banker boyfriend.
The play we saw was Bertolt
Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo
Ui, subtitled “A Parable Play” and
written in 1941. It charts the rise of
Adolf Hitler through the satirical
story of an ambitious, fictional
Chicago gangster who learns to
speak effectively in public,
goose-step and make the notorious
successfully commercialised the
concept of comfort has set his
sights on conquering joy itself, and
it’s working – the book is already a
bestseller on Amazon.
The buzzwords don’t
stop there, either:
there’s lagom
(sufficiency) and
gokotta – the art
of rising early to
hear the birds
sing. Yes, there’s a
word for that.
Scandi
countries always
rank highly in the
World Happiness
Report (Norway and
Denmark took first and
second place this year), but
according to Andy Cope, the UK’s
first official “Doctor of Happiness”,
these league tables are less about
happiness per se and more about
measuring overall wellbeing.
“Scandinavian happiness is more
akin to contentedness, bordering
on smugness,” he says.
Cope believes one of
the reasons why the
Scandis are such a
smiley bunch, while
we Brits seldom
make it into the
top 20, is down
to basic societal
distinctions.
“The challenge is
to stick a Dane on the
London Underground
during peak commuting
hours and see if they can
conjure any hygge. Or make a
Swedish middle manager work an
18-hour day, then wake him early
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“Heil Hitler” raised arm salute from
a famous actor.
He needs no training in how
to use his “boys” to bully his
constituents into submission. The
play ends with Ui on a high platform
proclaiming his power to his public.
The “Actor” enters the stage to
deliver the epilogue and speaks the
chilling words: “The bitch that bore
him is in heat again.”
After the play, the four of us
went to a pub for a drink. These
two young men looked at each
other and said what we’d watched
must be seen in a strictly historical
context. Yes, some 40 years ago,
they, an Englishman and a German,
would have been trying to kill each
other. “But now,” they agreed, “it
simply couldn’t happen. We’re all
Europeans now.”
“No more war, Tommy,” said Uwe
with a smile. “No more war, Jerry,”
said David. And they hugged as if to
underline the point.
I hadn’t thought about that
incident for a long time, and, as
the years have passed, we’ve gone
our separate ways – Nancy to
America and Uwe to Germany,
and David and I have raised two
sons. They were both brought up as
Europeans. They’ve travelled freely
throughout Europe, learnt the
languages, enjoyed the reciprocal
free healthcare, and neither has
so much as a hint of racism or
xenophobia. It was primarily for
them that I wept when the result of
the referendum was announced on
23 June 2016 and Brexit became the
mot du jour.
At the age of 67, I have enjoyed
the best of the European Union
already, but my sons are young with
their lives ahead of them. That line
“the bitch that bore him is in heat
again” keeps ringing in my ears as
immigrants are demonised and
“make Great Britain great again”
becomes a familiar mantra.
The times feel frightening to
anyone with a sense of history.
I pray that Brecht’s prediction
was misguided, for the sake of the
generations to come who deserve
peace in Europe.
Jenni Murray is an author and
broadcaster best known as presenter
of ‘Woman’s Hour’ on BBC Radio 4.
‘Goodbye Europe – Writers and
Artists Say Farewell’ (Weidenfeld &
Nicolson, £20) is out now
and see if he wants to listen to the
dawn chorus.”
That’s not to say it’s all sunshine
and rainbows in Sweden. Recent
data shows that there’s been a
significant rise in the number of
reported rapes there.
The real danger of creating
buzzwords for feelings as
fundamental as comfort and
happiness is that it perpetuates a
problematic “flavour of the month”
ideology, explains Cope.
“Finding something that works
for you, and sticking with it – that’s
where the real happiness action is
at. It gradually rewires your brain
and makes you more predisposed
to be happy in the long term.
“Flitting from one buzzword to
the next gives you a short-term, but
unsustainable, happiness hit.”
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‘It’s not just
the young who
get anorexia’
Helen, an i reader in her fifties, tells
Serina Sandhu why older people with
eating disorders need more support
I
t takes around 18 months for
people with eating disorders
to realise they have the
condition, according to
research from eating disorder
charity Beat. But, for many people,
it can be far longer. Helen, from
Suffolk, says she was in denial
about having anorexia for years.
Now aged 59, the former
pharmacy manager says anorexia
has “wrecked” her life. “I was very
conscious of my weight, from late
teens onwards,” she says. “I was
always aware of what I was eating.
“However, it was probably
after the breakdown of my first
marriage, at the age of 33, that
the anorexia started to develop
and control my eating. I started
exercising and then rewarding
myself: like being able to eat a
piece of cake if I’d done a five-mile
run. Even though I worked in the
health field, I wouldn’t admit to
myself it was an eating disorder. It
was just: ‘I’m in pursuit of fitness.’
“I was very thin. But I was
running around, as you do – I was
at university and a single parent.
So, again, I was denying it was any
sort of psychological problem.
I wish there was more
support. Even to talk to
other people would be nice.
I did feel very much alone
I thought I was in control, but
eventually anorexia takes control.
“After my second marriage
breakdown, in 2001, feeling
everything was falling apart,
I reinstated the restriction and
began to over-exercise.
“I managed this until my life
spiralled out of control in 2015,
with horrendous stress at work.
Anorexia took a grip. It came to
the point where I almost physically
couldn’t eat. And that just made
the anorexia really take control. I
managed to kid myself I couldn’t
eat, but I could. I deluded myself.
“I had pressure sores, foot
ulcers, appalling weakness. I
couldn’t lift a duvet up. I kept
falling off my bike. But one goes
into a state of self-denial. You won’t
admit there is anything wrong.
“My weight dropped. I was
admitted to the eating disorder
unit in a hospital over 100 miles
from home last year. There are few
facilities in Suffolk.
“I was there for five months. It
was mostly younger people. It is
a very prison-like environment. I
found it extremely difficult, partly
because of my age. I live on my
own. It was very hard to be in that
environment when someone is in
‘I would only allow myself rewards
when I’d done exercise’ GETTY
control and looking at what I ate.
I found it really grim. I hated it.
“I ate my way out of the hospital.
I realised that was the only way
I was going to escape. After five
months, I’d reached a sensible
BMI [body mass index]. But I’ve
lost some weight since I came out
of hospital. Psychiatrists at the
hospital had all these ideas about
what you should do, how you
should proceed with your life, but
you don’t do it. You get home and
you just carry on as you did before.
The anorexia is a bigger boss.
“However, I am eating better
now because I know if I don’t eat
I’ll have to go back. I would say
that, other than feeding me to an
acceptable weight – and I would
thank them for this – the hospital
admission did little good. The
anorexia was too entrenched.
Sometimes I feel I am beyond help.
“Everyone knows about the
young girls stuck in this trap.
There’s no public awareness about
how bad it is when you’re older.
You not only have the problems of
getting older but you also have this
hideous demon there, beating you
up every minute of the day.
“I wish there was more support.
Even to talk to other people would
be nice. I did feel very much alone
in hospital because there wasn’t
really anybody near my age. It’s
very hard to relate to a young girl.
Younger people, in a way, haven’t
got their life sorted out. Girls,
when they’re 18 or 19, if they really
can recover, they’ve got their life
ahead of them.
“I can see it’s wrecked my life.
It’s controlled every moment for
many, many years. Every day is a
battle. It really is such a battle.”
If you would like to talk to someone
about eating disorders, call Beat
on 0808 801 0677. You can call the
youth line on 0808 801 0711
Television Tuesday 21 November
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PICK OF THE DAY
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Motherland
The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds
10pm, BBC2
“Why have you come dressed as
Hillary Clinton?,” asks Liz (the
brilliant Diane Morgan at her
most deadpan) as stressed-out
middle-class mum Julia (Anna
Maxwell Martin) arrives at a
children’s pool party in her smartest
outfit. In fact, Julia has a book launch
to introduce later, except she had
reckoned without the health-andsafety requirement to join the kids
in the pool, or on the chaos of the
leisure-centre changing rooms.
What I especially like about this
painfully funny sitcom is the
absence of child actors, underlining
the fact that when it comes to
competitive parenting, it’s not
really about the kids…
8pm, Channel 4
Channel 4’s observational docuseries, on the other hand, is all about
the kids. This week, five-year-olds
are experimenting with different
identities, Miylah a self-declared
“tomgirl” is uninterested when
Zaina offers to teach her about
make-up, while the self-confident
Jack is transfixed when offered a
spot of lippy.
===
The A Word
9pm, BBC1
Peter Bowker’s autism drama is
always threatening to burst out as a
fully fledged, multi-generational
saga, and with Joe safely ensconced
in his new school in Manchester,
there’s more scope for the HughesScott family to branch out with their
own storylines. So while Paul (Lee
Ingleby) makes an unexpected
connection with Mark’s mum Sophie
(Lucy Gaskell) when he takes her and
Mark to a gig, Maurice (Christopher
Eccleston) offers unwanted
assistance to Louise (Pooky Quesnel)
as she begins her cancer treatment.
says. He stops at the incredibly busy
crossing in Tijuana – where 90,000
Mexicans travel north each day –
and where he has a Caesar salad in
the restaurant where they were
invented in the 1920s. Erstwhile
guest Wallis Simpson was
apparently responsible for
popularising the dish.
===
Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico
The Truth About
Muslim Marriage
9pm, BBC2
After a last breakfast at a classic
American diner, Stein bids farewell
to his Ford Mustang and joins the
crew bus to cross the border into
Mexico (no filming allowed on the
US side, which is interesting). “It’s a
rite of passage into another world
where everything is different,” he
10pm, Channel 4
The broadcaster and academic
Myriam François-Cerrah meets
British Muslim women who, like her,
have had a religious marriage
ceremony that is not recognised in
UK law – depriving them of rights
and protections – and explores
polygamy in Muslim culture.
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friendship with
Ric takes an
unexpected
turn (S).
8.00 MasterChef: The
Professionals
Challenges
include making
a fruit-based
dessert (S).
8.00 The Martin
Lewis Money
Show Live New
series. The
host answers
consumer
questions (S).
8.00 The Secret Life
Of 5 Year Olds
Cameras reveal
how five-yearolds experiment
with different
identities (S).
8.00 Jo Brand’s
Cats & Kittens
Animal welfare
officer Matt
finds an injured
young male cat
with a lost tail.
8.00 Border
Country:
The Story Of
Britain’s Lost
Middleland Part
two of two (R)
(S).
9pm
9.00 The A Word
Paul makes an
unexpected
connection with
Mark’s mum (S).
9.00 Rick Stein’s
Road To Mexico
The chef heads
from San Diego
to Tijuana (S).
9.00 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of
Here! Celebrity
survival
challenge (S).
9.00 Grand Designs:
House Of The
Year (S).
9.00 Ben Fogle:
New Lives In
The Wild A
backpackers’
hostel in the
Guatemalan
jungle (S).
9.00 Operation
Grand Canyon
With Dan Snow
The re-creation
of a pioneering
expedition (R)
(S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.45 Drugsland New
series (S).
10.00Motherland
A pool party
ruins Julia’s
plans before an
important event
at work (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At
Ten; Weather
(S).
10.35 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 On Assignment
(S).
10.00The Truth
About Muslim
Marriage
Examining
the rights of
Muslim wives
in Britain (S).
10.00The 80s: Most
Shocking
Celebrity
Moments (R) (S).
10.00Timeshift: Roof
Racks And
Hatchbacks –
The Family Car
(R) (S).
11pm
11.45 Life And Death
Row Law
students take
on “crisis cases”
(R) (S).
11.15 NFL This Week
Action from the
11th round of
fixtures (S).
11.20 Lethal Weapon
Riggs and
Murtaugh
become
embroiled in a
notorious car
theft ring (R) (S).
11.05 Mr Avila New
series. Mexican
crime drama,
starring Tony
Dalton (S).
12.50 BBC News (S).
12.05 Extreme Wives With
Kate Humble (R) (S). 1.05
Sign Zone: The Apprentice
(R) (S). 2.05 Sign Zone:
Trust Me, I’m A Doctor:
Mental Health Special (R)
(S). 3.05 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.15 Gone To Pot:
American Road Trip (R)
(S). 1.05 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.50
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.10 Music on 4 1.10
Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S). 1.55
One Born Every Minute (R).
2.50 Trump: An American
Dream (R) (S). 3.45 How To
Avoid The Dementia Tax:
Channel 4 Dispatches (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Claimed And Shamed (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (S). 11.00 The
Housing Enforcers (R)
(S). 11.45 The Sheriffs Are
Coming (S). 12.15 Bargain
Hunt (R) (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather
(S). 1.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather (S). 1.45
Doctors (S). 2.15 Armchair
Detectives (S). 3.00
Escape To The Country
(S). 3.45 Royal Recipes (S).
4.30 Flog It! (R) (S). 5.15
Pointless (R) (S).
6pm
Late
1.00 SuperCasino (S).
3.10 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit (R) (S). 4.00
Witch Hunt: A Century
Of Murder (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Divine Designs (R) (S). 5.35
Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
Rick Stein is on the
‘Road To Mexico’
9pm, BBC2
Myriam FrançoisCerrah investigates
‘The Truth About
Muslim Marriage’
10pm, Channel 4
‘The Secret Life Of 5
Year Olds’ is revealed
8pm, Channel 4
7.00 FILM: The
Phantom
(Simon Wincer
1996) Superhero
adventure,
starring Billy
Zane (S).
6.00 The Cube (R) (S). 6.45
Dinner Date (R) (S). 7.35
Emmerdale (R) (S). 8.00
Coronation Street (R) (S).
8.30 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.00 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
9.50 Dinner Date (R) (S).
10.50 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of Here! (R) (S).
12.20 Emmerdale (R) (S).
12.50 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 1.20 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.50 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show (S).
2.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.50 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
6.00 I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out
Of Here! Amir
Khan and Toff
await the first
Bushtucker
Trial (R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold A
koala goes on
the rampage (R)
(S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Alan helps
Walden prepare
for a date with
Bridget (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM:
Kingsman: The
Secret Service
(Matthew
Vaughn 2015)
Comedy, with
Colin Firth (S).
9.00 Family Guy (R)
(S).
9.30 Family Guy
Cleveland
returns to the
town (R) (S).
10.00I’m A Celebrity:
Extra Camp
Jungle news
and views with
Scarlett Moffatt
and the team (S).
11.00 Maps: Power,
Plunder And
Possession
How maps
have reflected
contemporary
politics (R) (S).
11.35 FILM: Skyline
(Colin Strause,
Greg Strause
2010) Sci-fi
thriller, starring
Eric Balfour (S).
11.00 Family Guy
Ryan Reynolds
arrives in
Quahog (R) (S).
11.30 Family Guy Meg
becomes deeply
religious (R) (S).
12.00 Kew’s Forgotten
Queen (R) (S). 1.00 Border
Country: The Story Of
Britain’s Lost Middleland
(R) (S). 2.00 Operation
Grand Canyon With Dan
Snow (R) (S).
1.20 FILM: Arbitrage
(Nicholas Jarecki 2012)
Thriller, starring Richard
Gere (S). 3.35 Close
12.00 American Dad! (R)
(S). 12.30 American Dad! (R)
(S). 1.00 Plebs (R) (S). 1.30
Plebs (R) (S). 2.00 The Keith
Lemon Sketch Show (R) (S).
2.30 Teleshopping
NEWS
2-27
===
Timeshift: Roof Racks And
Hatchbacks – The Family Car
10pm, BBC4
Another chance to catch this richly
nostalgic look back at family
motoring, from the Morris Minor to
the Ford Cortina by way of the Mini.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Mr Avila
11.05pm, Channel 4
The latest subtitled sample from
Walter Presents (as usual the whole
series available on All4) is an
enjoyably gruesome HBO Latino
drama from Mexico. The eponymous
Senor Avila (played by MexicanAmerican actor Tony Dalton) is a
middle-class life insurance salesman
and family man who has a double
life as a mafia hitman.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Going Clear: Scientology
And The Prison Of Belief
8 Mile
9pm, Sky Atlantic
(Alex Gibney, 2015)
This fascinating exposé about the
Church of Scientology is based on
Pulitzer-winning journalist Lawrence
Wright’s book of the same name, and
made with the help of ex-members
– many of them Hollywood people
– who have returned to reality,
blinking and sheepish. It traces the
movement’s origins, as the get-richquick scam of the sci-fi author L Ron
Hubbard, then follows its evolution
into something more sinister under
its current leader, David Miscavige.
The film suggests that John Travolta
(left) was effectively blackmailed into
remaining. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise
does not come out of it looking good.
10pm, Sky Cinema Select
(Curtis Hanson, 2002)
A terrific underdog movie in the
tradition of Rocky, about an aspiring
white rapper (modelled on and played
by Eminem) who has a dead-end
factory job in Detroit, an alcoholic
trailer-trash mom (Kim Basinger), and
just one shot at the big time.
===
Arbitrage
1.20am, Film4
(Nicholas Jarecki, 2012)
Richard Gere is very well cast in this
classic yuppie-in-crisis drama. He
plays a Forbes magazine cover-star
with a $400m hole in his company’s
books and a manslaughter to cover up.
Tim Roth is the detective on his tail.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 8.00
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 9.00
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.25
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.20
A Touch Of Frost (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.40 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.45 A Touch Of Frost
(R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.30 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). 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). 3.50 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 Animal 999 (R). 7.30
Animal 999 (R). 8.00 Send
In The Dogs Australia (R)
(S). 8.30 Send In The Dogs
Australia (R) (S). 9.00 The
Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
10.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
10.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
11.00 Modern Family (R)
(S). 11.30 Modern Family
(R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R). 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 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
Urban Secrets (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
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat
A spate of
vandalism
appears
connected to
Lord Ashfordly’s
godson (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet A
10-month-old
golden retriever
undergoes
groundbreaking
treatment (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Homer crashes
the car but lets
Marge take the
blame (R) (S).
6.00 House The
medic takes
on the case
of a beautiful
executive (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
reopens an old
murder case (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 First Dates
Abroad An
experienced
dater is paired
with a retail
manager (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A couple
constructing
a private
hideaway in an
Essex woodland
(R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Bart is sent
to a juvenile
detention
centre (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation (R)
(S).
8.00 The Flash A
meta who can
bring objects to
life hatches a
disturbing plan
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods The
son of Frank’s
most outspoken
critic is killed
(R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Going
Clear:
Scientology
And The Prison
Of Belief (Alex
Gibney 2015) (R)
(S).
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 Annie Nightingale 3.00
BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Stories –
Music By Numbers: Ed Sheeran
4.00 Jordan North
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 Jamz Supernova 1am
Annie Nightingale Presents
3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00 Jamz
Supernova
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 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Bill Kenwright’s
Golden Years 11.00 Nigel
Ogden: The Organist Entertains
11.30 Listen To The Band
12mdn’t Sounds Of The 80s
2.00 Radio 2’s Folk Playlist 3.00
Radio 2 Playlist: 90s Hits 4.00
Radio 2 Playlist: Wednesday
Workout 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
8.00 Doc Martin
The GP hosts
a disastrous
dinner party
with Louisa (R)
(S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
9.00 Endeavour
The murder
of a museum
specialist leads
Morse to a
school with a
dark history (R).
9.00 Tattoo Fixers
Glen assists
grandad Darren
by removing his
chat-up line leg
art (S).
9.00 The Royal
House Of
Windsor An
insight into the
love-life of the
Prince of Wales
(R) (S).
9.00 Strike Back
Mac is taken to
Magyar Ultra’s
survivalist
camp (S).
10.00Rude Tube Alex
Zane’s internet
clips include the
worst wedding
intro ever (R) (S).
10.00The Queen’s
Lost Cousin The
life and tragic
death of Prince
William of
Gloucester (R)
(S).
10.00Sick Note (S).
10.30 The Simpsons
Homer builds a
robot for Bart
(R) (S).
11.05 Blue Murder
Conclusion
of the crime
drama, starring
Caroline
Quentin (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A woman
is airlifted to
hospital after
being run over
by a car (R) (S).
11.00 The Simpsons
Marge writes a
novel (R).
11.30 A League Of
Their Own With
Robbie Keane
(R) (S).
11.15 Curb Your
Enthusiasm (R)
(S).
11.55 Whitney
Cummings: I’m
Your Girlfriend
12.35 A Touch Of Frost (R)
(S). 2.30 Teleshopping
12.00 Celebrity First Dates
(R) (S). 1.05 Gogglebox
(R) (S). 2.10 Tattoo Fixers
(R) (S). 3.05 Rude Tube (R)
(S). 4.00 Black-ish (R) (S).
4.20 Black-ish (R) (S). 4.45
Charmed (R) (S).
12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does
Countdown (R) (S). 2.15 24
Hours In A&E (R) (S). 3.15
8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut (R)
(S). 3.55 Close
12.30 Road Wars (R) (S).
1.00 The Force: North East
(R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0
(R) (S). 3.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R) (S). 5.00
The Dog Whisperer (R).
1.05 The Wire (R) (S).
2.20 Californication (R).
2.55 Californication (R).
3.30 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) (S). 4.20
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.10
The West Wing (R) (S).
i TUESDAY
21 NOVEMBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
6.30am Breakfast. 9.00
Essential Classics. Rob Cowan
is joined by author Dame
Jacqueline Wilson. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: Monk.
How Monk’s work and career
evolved during the 1950s
and ’60s. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
The Hebrides Ensemble
perform Schubert’s Octet at
the Lammermuir Festival.
2.00 Afternoon Concert.
Concert performances by
the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra. 5.00 In Tune. With
guests Christophe Coin, Ruby
Hughes and Maggie Cole. 7.00
In Tune Mixtape. 7.31 Radio 3 In
Concert. 10.00 Free Thinking.
10.45 The Essay: Desperately
Seeking Eternity. 11.00 Late
Junction. 12.30am Through
The Night.
ONDEMAND
Saving Capitalism
Netflix
Robert Reich, the former US
Secretary of Labor, on Western
alienation from politics.
Olive Kitteridge
Sky Box Sets
Frances McDormand is
outstanding as a determinedly
unsentimental maths teacher.
Handmade In Hull
BBC iPlayer
A delightful celebration of
craftsmanship in the 2017
City of Culture.
a source of inspiration. 7.15
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Living With The Gods.
Neil MacGregor focuses on
societies and faiths with a
single god. 8.00 The Glasgow
Boys: Chaos And Calm. Byron
Vincent joins a scheme
turning young men away
from violence. 8.40 In Touch.
News for people who are blind
or partially sighted. 9.00 All
In The Mind. The winners of
this year’s Brain Prize discuss
their work on reward. 9.30
The Long View. Jonathan
Freedland examines Theresa
May’s minority government.
10.00 The World Tonight. With
James Coomarasamy. 10.45
Book At Bedtime: Exit West.
By Mohsin Hamid. 11.00 Fred
At The Stand. Featuring Paul
Tonkinson, Vladimir McTavish,
Athena Kugblenu and Mick
Ferry. Last in the series. 11.30
Today In Parliament. Presented
by Susan Hulme. 12mdn’t
News And Weather 12.30
Book Of The Week: The Vanity
Fair Diaries 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
BBC Radio 4 LW
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Rogue Male 6.30 The
Brontes’ Piano 7.00 1834
7.30 Ed Reardon’s Week 8.00
The Ken Dodd Show 8.30
The Men From The Ministry
9.00 The Now Show 9.30 The
Adventures Of John And Tony
10.00 For Whom The Bell
Tolls 11.00 No One Belongs
Here More Than You 11.15
Tony And Rose 12noon The
Ken Dodd Show 12.30 The
Men From The Ministry 1.00
Rogue Male 1.30 The Brontes’
Piano 2.00 Gilead 2.15 Cosmic
Quest 2.30 An Expert In
Murder 2.45 The Black Count
3.00 For Whom The Bell Tolls
4.00 Wordaholics 4.30 The
Pick
ofthe
day
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Long
View 9.30 One To One 9.45
Living With The Gods 10.00
Woman’s Hour 11.00 Natural
Histories 11.30 A Call To Art
12noon News 12.04 Home
Front 12.15 Call You And Yours
12.57 Weather 1.00 The World
At One 1.45 Book Of The Week:
The Vanity Fair Diaries 2.00
The Archers. Justin reaches
breaking point. 2.15 Drama:
Kempton And The Duke 3.00
Short Cuts 3.30 Costing The
Earth 4.00 Law In Action 4.30
A Good Read 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 Ed Reardon’s Week.
Ed discovers a new world of
employment opportunities.
7.00 The Archers. Lexi proves
29
The Long View
9am, BBC Radio 4
After Theresa
May called a snap
election, the PM
(above) was left
with a minority
government. But
are there echoes
with that of Lord
Rosebery in 1894?
Reporter Jonathan
Freedland thinks so.
Adventures Of John And Tony
5.00 1834 5.30 Ed Reardon’s
Week 6.00 The Voice Of God
6.30 That Reminds Me 7.00 The
Ken Dodd Show 7.30 The Men
From The Ministry 8.00 Rogue
Male 8.30 The Brontes’ Piano
9.00 No One Belongs Here
More Than You 9.15 Tony And
Rose 10.00 Comedy Club: Ed
Reardon’s Week 10.30 Comedy
Club: In And Out Of The
Kitchen 10.55 Comedy Club:
The Comedy Club Interview
11.00 Comedy Club: Revolting
People 11.30 Comedy Club:
Vent 12mdn’t The Voice Of God
12.30 That Reminds Me 1.00
Rogue Male 1.30 The Brontes’
Piano 2.00 Gilead 2.15 Cosmic
Quest 2.30 An Expert In
Murder 2.45 The Black Count
3.00 For Whom The Bell Tolls
4.00 Wordaholics 4.30 The
Adventures Of John And Tony
5.00 1834 5.30 Ed Reardon’s
Week
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 6.30 5 Live Sport
7.45 5 Live Sport: Champions
League Football 2017-18 10.00
The Ashes 10.30 Phil Williams
1am Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15 Wake Up To
Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Mark
Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie
4.00 Steve Lamacq 7.00 Marc
Riley 9.00 Gideon Coe 12mdn’t
6 Music Recommends With
Tom Ravenscroft 1.00 The First
Time With Andrew Weatherall
2.00 The Look Of Love: The
Story Of The New Romantics
2.30 6 Music Live Hour 3.30
6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00 Chris
Hawkins
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 continues
the showcase of this autumn’s
best classical releases. 10.00
Smooth Classics 1am Sam
Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00
Leona Graham 1pm Andy
Bush 4.00 Dave Berry 7.00
Sarah Champion 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 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
With Adam Catterall
NOT OK,
COMPUTER
Nature
Back in the water
Why the return of otters
to the Peak District is
great news for the species
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The10best
Messenger bags
Pack up your trouble (or
your lunchbox and laptop)
in a courier-style carrier
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Arts
One film, 13 roles
Cate Blanchett’s latest
project is a masterpiece
in multi-tasking
Page 36
From fake news
to pirated Peppa
Pig videos, sexist
algorithms to
racist software, the
technology we rely
on has the potential
to be hugely toxic. The
author of ‘Technically
Wrong’ explains
to Rhodri Marsden
how digital culture
has gone awry
A
s our lives have become
increasingly entwined with the
internet, countless apps and
digital services have promised
to free us from drudgery and
deliver us from misery. Everything is made
with us “in mind” and seems to be dedicated
to ushering us towards a digital utopia.
But those products might be doing us a
disservice. Sometimes, as we click, scroll
and swipe, we can become vaguely aware
that all is not well, while at other times it
slips under our radar.
Online services tend to categorise us,
misrepresent us, nag, track and target us,
and often do so in irritating ways. Some
overstate their benefits and understate
their drawbacks, while others lie to us
outright. Making the decision to opt out of
them can be laborious, and in some cases
we’re shamed into changing our mind.
“Rather than tapping a button that
says ‘no thanks’,” writes Sara WachterBoettcher in her new book, Technically
Wrong, “sites are making users click
condescending, passive aggressive
statements to get the intrusive window to
close, eg ‘No thanks, I hate saving money’,
or ‘I’d rather stay uninformed’.”
The subtitle of Wachter-Boettcher’s book,
“Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms and Other
Threats of Toxic Tech,” hints at the many
ways that ill-thought-out technology can
have a negative impact on us. In isolation,
many of those things could be deemed to
be merely annoying, but cumulatively they
can, she believes, be far more damaging.
The book tells of social media sites
presenting traumatic personal memories
as celebratory events, photo apps
misidentifying black users as gorillas,
inflexible data entry forms unable to
deal with names, addresses and gender,
apps that make harassment a breeze
and reporting it a nightmare, others that
mistakenly recommend that your toddler
goes on a diet – and all this produced by
an industry which, in the pursuit of clicks
and revenue, has forgotten to think about
the people they’re theoretically supposed
to be serving.
“A lot of it is unintentional,” says WachterBoettcher, a fully fledged digital citizen who
confesses her love of technology and merely
demands that it “loves us back”.
“People don’t sit down and say ‘let’s make
something that’s going to alienate people’,
or ‘let’s design something that makes it
really easy to harass women.’ I’m not sure
that tech realises that it’s doing a lot of
this stuff, but it stems from a paternalistic
approach where they talk down to people.
They condition us to not ask questions,
and if we don’t go along with it then we’re
‘no fun’. It’s indicative of an industry that
doesn’t have respect for its users on a
fundamental level.”
She believes that much of this poor
practice stems from a lack of workplace
diversity, particularly in Silicon Valley,
which then leads to laughably inaccurate
assumptions being made about us and our
needs. As she puts it: “A shallow perception
of audiences.”
W h i l e c o m p a n i e s m a ke p u b l i c
commitments to diversity, she describes
how they continue to recruit people to fit
within the existing “culture” – ie young, fit,
white, male – thereby shutting out talented
people who don’t fit the blueprint. She sees
direct connections between this and the
way technology products affect people
across the globe.
“These are not different stories,” she
says. “They’re part of the same system.
And connected to all this is an assumption
that tech skills are the only ones you need to
make a good tech product. But if they don’t
understand humans on a very deep level,
how are they supposed to design things that
work for us?”
Last month, Google launched a test
feature within its Maps service showing
the number of calories you might burn if
you walked a certain distance rather than,
say, hop on a moped or take a cab. Google’s
unusual decision to express that amount in
terms of the number of cupcakes consumed,
and with no way to turn the feature off, led
to a backlash from people who resented
its shaming nature, its targeting of women
and the more fundamental problem of
calculating calorie consumption with any
degree of accuracy. Google pulled the
feature within hours.
“I’m sure they had good intentions in
terms of encouraging people to exercise,”
says Wachter-Boettcher, “and you might
think hey, it isn’t the end of the world, but
it’s wholly unnecessary, and has so many
People don’t sit down
and say ‘let’s make
something that’s going
to alienate people’
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Tech giants in their
quest for engagement
have often got it
wrong, equating black
users with gorillas,
putting a caloriecounting feature in
a navigation app and
ranking content in a
way that encouraged
disturbing scenarios
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flaws. Just think how much time and money
was spent on it before anyone realised it was
a problem.”
Many people wouldn’t have given the
calorie counter a second thought, but when
gimmicks are put centre stage there will
always be collateral damage in terms of
disgruntled users.
“It’s a big problem in the tech industry,”
says Wachter-Boettcher, “because the
only model they have is ‘how do I boost
engagement?’ Gimmicks might work for a
minute or two, but will they create a longterm change?”
The answer: usually, no. She identifies
the advent of “fake news” as another
manifestation of this problem, where
deliberately concocted news stories are
published by websites that seek only to
generate clicks through misinformation.
The tech savvy among us will be aware
of some of this low-level manipulation. We’ll
note how advertisements for products
we’ve already bought continue to follow
us from website to website, or how slightly
eerie friend or follower suggestions crop up
on social media. Battling this is no longer
even a question of us keeping control of
our information; Wachter-Boettcher notes
that accurate assumptions about us and
our interests can be inferred simply by
observing the way we behave online.
Indeed, paranoia of this kind has
led people to believe, for example,
that Facebook is listening to everyday
conversations via smartphones and feeding
us advertisements accordingly. Facebook
has repeatedly denied this, and there’s
nothing to suggest that it’s anything more
than a psychological misreading of the
situation – but how many of us are beginning
to feel unsettled by life spent online?
“I talk to people who don’t work in tech,”
says Wachter-Boettcher, “and some of them
refer to this idea of ‘creepiness’. Certain
things feel creepy to them, particularly
around companies such as Facebook and
Google. But as they’re so enmeshed, it’s
hard for them to even articulate what
their relationship is to those companies.
And what are you going to do – delete your
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Facebook account, or not use Google? Of
course, some people do do that, but most
people feel that they have no better choices
available, so they just carry on doing what
they’ve always done and try to put it out of
their mind.”
Many will dismiss Wachter-Boettcher’s
concerns, and label her case studies as
snowflakes. But while poor decision-making
on the part of technology companies might
upset significant numbers of people, a more
insidious theme runs throughout the book
of algorithms running amok, computers
making decisions on our behalf and us
dancing to their tune.
A vivid example of this was revealed
recently by journalist James Bridle, in an
article entitled “Something is wrong on the
internet”. In it, he dissected the troubling
metamorphosis of children’s entertainment
on YouTube, where algorithms determining
the ranking of videos have ended up
dictating the kind of content made by
channels desperate for clicks.
Much of the resulting content is
disturbing and inappropriate for children,
ranging from harrowing animations of
Peppa Pig crying at the dentist, to surreal
scenes of superhero violence set to a tinkly
soundtrack. YouTube released a statement
saying that such videos would not be eligible
for advertising, theoretically removing
the motivation of channels to upload such
content, but you do wonder how many
company CEOs experience chilling disquiet
over the monsters that they’ve created.
“Many companies shrug their shoulders,”
says Wachter-Boettcher. “As long as the
money keeps coming in, there’s a collective
sense that things are fine. A lot of tech
companies have a vision which is presented
to people, and then flaws are discovered, but
rather than admit fault they’ll dig their heels
in. A lot of that is wrapped up in ego, which
in Silicon Valley is encouraged – but that
also discourages people from learning from
mistakes. It’s bred an inability to accept
why things went wrong. I don’t think that
‘whoops we didn’t mean to’ is good enough
any more.”
So how do we lever ourselves out of this
situation? Are we doomed to be led into
dark places by the power of Silicon Valley
and its algorithms?
“It’s not easy,” says Wachter-Boettcher.
“But we’re starting to see people in powerful
positions realising that their oversights
have profound consequences. We’ve gone
from Facebook saying ‘we couldn’t have
affected an election’ to recognising that
they have an awful lot of power. I want more
nuanced looks at the culture that allows
these blunders to happen.” The first step, of
course, is for more people to become aware
of the many ways that technology is failing
to put our best interests first.
“If the backlash gets louder, says WachterBoettcher, “then change can happen.”
‘Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased
Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech’
(W W Norton & Company) is out now
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t is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it
moment. However, while the
first on-screen appearance of
an otter in the Peak District
might last just a few seconds,
its environmental significance
could be much more long-lasting.
The footage, showing an otter
marking its territory on the banks
of a river, was filmed by Dr Douglas Ross, a volunteer on a project
led by the University of Sheffield,
which is helping to chart the slow
but steady resurgence of the creatures, once on the verge of extinction in the UK.
“It’s amazing to watch,” says Dr
Deborah Dawson, who is based at
the university’s department of animal and plant sciences.
“Otters are nocturnal creatures. Even in areas where we
know they exist they are incredibly difficult to spot, so the fact
that this is the first one caught
on camera in the Peak District is
something really special.”
Otter numbers crashed in the
UK from the mid-1950s onwards,
with the introduction of powerful agricultural pesticides partly
blamed for their decline. By the
1970s, as residues from these
chemicals began to build up in
waterways, otters had all but disappeared from large parts of the
country. The North of England
was particularly badly hit and
many feared that the animals
were gone forever.
“Fifty years ago, the river Don
was one of the most polluted rivers in Europe and as a result it
wiped out the population of otters
which had been living in the region,” says Dr Dawson.
“It wasn’t alone. Over a relatively short period, Britain’s waterways had really taken a hit
and by the time people started to
analyse what was going on much
of the natural habitat was already
in critical condition.”
The first national otter survey,
conducted between 1977 and 1979,
confirmed the worst. Of the 2,940
sites looked at, just 5 per cent
were still home to otters, and the
news sparked a major conservation effort.
“There isn’t one single reason why otter numbers have
increased, rather it is a combination of circumstances,” says
Dr Dawson.
“Bans on various pesticides
were introduced, there has been
increased legal protection, more
general improvements in water
quality, as well as targeted conservation efforts.
“Together these have all created
an environment where otters can
thrive. However, even with all
those measures, recovery has
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A pioneering DNA project is charting the return
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still been slow in the North of
England. We are not entirely sure
why, but our aim now is to work
out what we can do to encourage
more of them to come back.”
Earlier this year, signs of otter
life were detected in South Yorkshire when researchers conducted the first DNA survey of
numbers in the North of England.
Working in collaboration with
the University of Leeds and the
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife
Trust, Dr Dawson and her team
began analysing otter droppings,
known as spraint, which revealed
that a small population had returned to the Sheffield stretch of
the river for the first time in almost half a century.
“We were able to detect seven
otters, including at least two
males,” she says. “Interestingly,
Research showed
otters popping up
in urban, suburban
and rural locations
our research also showed that
otters were popping up in urban,
suburban and rural locations, with
one female detected in a quite remote area north of the city.
“Females can travel up to six
miles, males up to 24 miles, and
previous studies have suggested
that otters can have very large territories that do not overlap. While
it is therefore unlikely that more
than one adult male or one mother
with cubs is resident in Sheffield,
if we are going to support the otter
population to grow then we have
to make sure the passage through
the city and along the river Don
remains as clear as possible.
“If that is to happen, we have to
hope that many of the current and
planned riverside developments
can be done sympathetically to
allow the current wildlife populations to thrive.”
The otter comeback is one of
English nature’s real success
stories. Between 2000 and 2002,
when the fourth otter survey wasmade, more than 36 per cent of
the original sites revealed traces
of the animal. Six years ago, when
otters were found it Kent, the animal had a presence in all counties
in England once again.
Much of the increase has been
down to natural recovery, but in
the early 1980s Natural England,
working with the Otter Trust,
also developed a reintroduction
programme to repopulate parts
of Eastern England with captivebred otters. Between 1983 and
1999, 117 captive-bred otters were
released, mostly on East Anglian
rivers, and a separate programme
saw 59 wild otters, which had
been rehabilitated after being
orphaned or injured, given a new
home in Yorkshire.
By the early 1990s, it was decided that reintroductions were
no longer necessary. However,
the various otter populations still
need monitoring to ensure their
long-term health, and now Dr
Dawson is looking to secure funding to continue the DNA project.
“We were fortunate that a visiting MSc student, Amy Withers,
helped us with the initial analysis,
The frshwater
otter (above) was
nearly extinct in
the UK; a wild otter
was caught on film
in the Peak District
for the first time
by University
of Sheffield
researchers (left)
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and now we are looking for a further £2,500 so we can really make
the most of this project,” she says.
“To be able to use genetic analysis to investigate otters on the
river Don and learn more about
this very elusive mammal has
been our amazing experience.
“Our results match well with
previous records of otter presence
which had been based on sightings
around Sheffield, but we were able
to take this further to produce the
first DNA-based estimate of otter
numbers in the regions.”
Once complete, it is hoped
the project will help to pinpoint
likely barriers preventing the otters moving into different areas
and provide conservation groups
with a blueprint to map other
populations in different parts of
the country.
While the original threats of pollution may be no more, the future
of the otter is not assured, with
severe flooding, increased road
traffic and habitat loss all having
been identified as causing potential harm to existing populations.
“The fact they are in the river
Don demonstrates that there
must have been significant improvements to the water quality,
but through the DNA analysis we
can also identify what their diet
consists of.
“Once we know what other species are present then that will give
us an even more detailed picture
of the health of the river.”
Dr Ross says: “Seeing this footage and knowing the otters are
moving around the Peak District
is really exciting, and the potential to use spraint DNA to identify
the specific individual and its diet
makes it all the more personal.”
Dr Dawson is keen to find out more
about Sheffield’s otter distribution
in the Peak District. Anyone
interested in the project can email
d.a.dawson@sheffield.ac.uk
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the treatises of dancers, architects and
filmmakers including Jim Jarmusch
and Lars Von Trier. Blanchett doesn’t
play the artists themselves but rather
different characters who speak the
words, either as interior monologues,
direct speeches or even in one scene, a
dialogue between a glossy newscaster
and a journalist on an outside broadcast
being lashed with rain.
Her physical transformations are
dazzling. One minute she is a dirty,
bearded vagrant, pulling a shopping
t ro l l ey t h ro u gh a n a b a n d o n e d
industrial wasteland railing against
the elements with incendiary cries in a
growling Scottish accent. “We glorify
the revolution aloud as the only engine
of life. We glorify the vibrations of the
inventors young and strong. They carry
the flaming torch of the revolution!”
The next she is a hard-nosed City
trader snarling: “We rebel against
everything which is filthy and wormridden and corroded by time. We must
breathe in the tangible miracles of
contemporary life.” She is a dark-haired
tattooed punk, a blonde, cardiganwearing housewife, a primary school
teacher, a scientist, a funeral speaker
and a puppeteer.
Speaking to Rosefeldt at home in
Berlin where the artist lives, he laughs
as I say the make-up artist deserves at
least some of the credit for working her
magic. “Oh my God yes, Morag Ross did
an incredible job. She has worked a lot
with Cate.”
Rosefeldt and Blanchett first
met seven years ago in Berlin when
Blanchett went to an opening of his
work at a gallery in Berlin. Rosefeldt had
just seen Blanchett play Dylan and the
two started talking about making a film
together. But it took Rosefeldt another
three years before he hit upon the
theme of using artists’ writings as the
basis of a new work. He came across the
writings of the French Futurist poet and
choreographer Valentine de Saint-Point
and, struck by the beauty and power of
her words, realised he had come across
his theme.
“Artists’ manifestos are something
that are usually only read by art
historians and students. They are
seen as very dry and academic, and
not always integral to the work that
was produced. They are seen as an
adjunct. But I wanted to bring them to
the centre.”
It is a testament to the sheer volume
Blanchett
coverage
The Australian actress takes on 13 different
roles in Julian Rosefeldt’s ‘Manifesto’. He
tells Bernadette McNulty how he made it
of different texts that Rosefeldt
uncovered in his research that SaintPoint’s words don’t even make it into the
film. While all of the manifestos were
written at different times throughout
history, Rosefeldt was struck by
many similarities.
“Lots of them were written when the
artists were very young, in their early
20s. This was often before the work of
the artists even existed. So they are
often written from a point of insecurity
and uncertainty. They come not
from a point of certainty but of
fragility. They are the artist saying, ‘this
is what I want to achieve’. They convey
emotions as much as thoughts, about
anger but also fear and hope.”
What Rosefeldt was also struck by
was how well they worked as pieces
of literature rather than simply as
blueprints for the artists’ work. “The
voices are often so direct and poetic and
performative. I could see these words
being spoken as theatre.”
Rosefeldt painstakingly collaged
different pieces from these
manifestos, bringing together the
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Cate Blanchett takes 13 roles in
‘Manifesto’, which was created by Julian
Rosefeldt from 50 artists’ manifestos
similarities in the ideas Lucio Fontana
was writing about in his White Manifesto
in 1946 with the declarations of Guy
Debord in his Situationist Manifesto
in 1960. The edit is so seamless that
watching the film they seem like they
are written by one person. Rosefeldt
says that he imagined more “a bunch of
friends, late at night drinking vodka and
wine, not necessarily agreeing with each
other. It was fascinating to observe how
ideas in art repeat themselves. The John
Reed Club of New York were setting out
ideas about the curse of capitalism in
the 1930s but, reading it, I was struck
by how relevant it still was now. It could
have been written today. We should
listen more to what artists had to say
because they are often very right in
what they were feeling.”
Incredibly, filming took place over
just 12 days in Berlin, with locations
that look breathtaking on screen.
“Normally locations in film are used as
illustration of the action taking place,”
says Rosefeldt. “But I didn’t want that.
I wanted to use them as more neutral
spaces so you can hear the pure thought
Sh
he is a punk, a
housewife, a teacher,
a scientist, a funeral
speaker, a puppeteer
of what is being said.” In one scene,
when Blanchett is playing a housewife
saying a prayer before dinner with
her family, they roped in her husband,
Andrew Upton, and her three sons. As
she says the words of the American
sculptor Claes Oldenburg from his 1961
essay I am for an Art you can see the boys
stifling yawns and giggles. “I couldn’t
have done it with any other actress. I
would give her instructions about how
to embody the text and she would just
create the character. She has such
incredible range.”
Manifesto was originally planned as an
art installation but, by turning it into a
film, Rosefeldt wants it to reach a wider
audience. “When people see things
within the white cube of a gallery they
see it in a certain way. It speaks only
to the small group of people who are
already interested in that subject. They
are an elite, already educated in the way
to see something. But by taking it into
the black boxes of cinema, it makes it
more democratic. It opens it up to other
interpretations.”
Rather than just a love letter to art,
Manifesto is a clarion call for ideas
and passion. “These manifestos can
seem loud and angry but they are also
inspiring and passionate. They celebrate
ideas and call for people to take action
and this feels very important at a time
when our ideals seem under attack. It is
time for action again.”
‘Manifesto’ is released on Friday
A dose of shock and
awe for the Corbyn
doubters in Labour
» Labour - The Summer That Changed Everything BBC2, 9pm
» Elizabeth & Philip: Love And Duty BBC1, 9pm
I
t is hard to believe it was
only six months ago that
Theresa May was destined
to sweep to power with an
increased majority and Labour
MPs were awaiting Jeremy
Corbyn’s resignation following
an embarrassing election defeat.
What a six months it has been.
In the BBC documentary
Labour – The Summer That Changed
Everything, film-maker David
Modell followed four largely
Corbyn-sceptic Labour MPs as
they geared up for the 2017 general
election. Stephen Kinnock tells
Modell that Corbyn will have
to take “a long, hard look in the
mirror” after the election result.
Hindsight is a beautiful thing.
The other MPs were Lucy
Powell, MP for Manchester
Central; Ruth Cadbury, MP for
Brentford; and Sarah Champion,
MP for Rotherham. Of them all,
vocal Corbyn critic Kinnock was
the most visibly shocked at the
result of the exit poll. Even Powell,
who resigned from Corbyn’s
shadow Cabinet in 2016, managed
an excited: “Oh wow!”
While watching this year’s
political upset play back in slow
motion was good fun, there was
little new expressed here for
political hounds who have followed
Labour’s internal strife since 2015.
The unlikely star was Kinnock’s
wife, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, aka
the former prime minister
of Denmark. After the exit polls,
when Kinnock jumped at the
Itt gave an insight
into how mainstream
media failed to
anticipate the result
chance to appear on ITV, Sky and
BBC Wales, his wife calmly asked
what on earth he was doing. “Keep
it simple, make it all about Labour
running a positive campaign, say
nothing about Jeremy,” she said.
It’s just as well, as Corbyn-mania
helped deliver Kinnock the secondbiggest majority in Wales.
The film also gave an insight
into how the mainstream media
failed to anticipate Labour’s
election result. Corbyn fans will
no doubt find it rather ironic the
documentary aired on the BBC, a
key “MSM” news outlet that had its
political editor ticked off by Ofcom
for an inaccurate report on the
Labour leader earlier this year.
On a visit to Momentum’s
HQ, Modell was taken aback
Stephen Kinnock watches the
election results come in BBC
to learn the group’s Facebook
page had 16 million likes. To not
understand how social media
“won” the election for Labour is
to fail to grasp how Corbyn has
won a groundswell of support
among the most marginalised,
who feel Facebook has given them
a voice. Now I’d like to see a BBC
documentary about that.
Even the most bitter antimonarchists out there would
have to have a heart of autumnal
frost not to feel even a smidgen of
respect for the Queen and Prince
Philip on their 70th wedding
anniversary yesterday.
Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty
looked back at their seven decades
of marriage, making the couple the
only royals in history to celebrate
their platinum anniversary.
Presented by Kirsty Young, this
was a big BBC love-in full of
national treasures.
As they are a discreet couple
who have largely ignored the press,
unlike their own children, we know
very little about the Queen and
Prince Philip’s relationship. But an
interview with royal photographer
Anwar Hussein revealed Prince
Philip is well-known for making
the Queen laugh before official
engagements, and bringing a touch
of light humour to proceedings.
Three other couples who tied the
knot in 1947 were also interviewed.
Not unlike the elderly couples in
When Harry Met Sally, who speak
from the sofa, these interviews
really brought the documentary
to life, providing much warmth
and joy.
I would recommend watching it
for these “ordinary” couples alone.
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Sasha Cooke as Marnie
is ‘mesmerising’ in Nico
Muhly’s new
operatic version
Arts
RICHARD HUBERT SMITH
Arts
reviews
OPERA
Marnie
COLISEUM, LONDON
HHHHH
It’s lucky that Joseph Kerman,
the critic who dismissed Tosca
as a “shabby little shocker”, didn’t
live to see Nico Muhly’s Marnie.
Winston Graham’s 1961 novel
(best known now in its Hitchcock
adaptation) is a compellingly
nasty affair in which larceny and
blackmail are just a prelude to
infanticide and near-suicide.
It’s Gothic stuff, filtered through
the gaze of a manipulative heroine;
no wonder Muhly and director
Michael Mayer thought it would
make the perfect opera. In many
POP
COMEDY
Bananarama
Natalie
Palamides
CLYDE AUDITORIUM, GLASGOW
HHHHH
Bananarama members Keren
Woodward and Sara Dallin have
succeeded in getting the original
girl gang back together, securing
the return of their fellow founding
member Siobhan Fahey after
almost 30 years.
The trio were initially far less
manicured than the ensembles
of the 1960s, with their gang
sensibility accentuated by
their unison singing, dresseddown image and only partial
commitment to choreography.
Those earlier come-as-you-are
days were represented by the likes
of “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” and
“Cruel Summer”.
There was arguably even
greater affection for the
knowingly cheesy Stock Aitken
Waterman-produced run of hits
including “I Heard A Rumour”, “I
Want You Back” and “Venus” .
Ironically the bandmates
were never more connected
than when they honoured Fahey’s
post-Bananarama career with a
version of Shakespears Sister’s
“Stay” which allowed the trio
to come together in a lovely show
of sisterhood.
FIONA SHEPHERD
ways that’s the problem; Muhly’s
Marnie feels like someone’s idea of
what opera ought to be.
Graham’s plot-heavy book and
elusive heroine make an uneasy
and uneven transition to the stage.
Two climactic episodes – a hunting
scene and a rape – both expose
the limits of musical treatment,
and while Muhly’s deft writing
for ENO’s superb chorus makes
sense of this often-awkward part
of operatic apparatus, the same
cannot be said of his music for
the soloists.
All the life, the interest here is
in the orchestra, whose jittery,
near-constant motion and
glinting, metallic textures mirror
the ticking, calculating mind of
Marnie herself.
The vocal lines, by contrast,
float limp and inert on the
surface, giving mezzo Sasha
Cooke (mesmerising, if a little too
sane) little to get her teeth into.
The score feels too much like a
patchwork of borrowed brilliance,
from John Adams’s motoric
post-minimalism to some very
Brittenish orchestration.
That said, Marnie is still a
diverting and inoffensive evening
of music-theatre that will
probably delight the conservative
Metropolitan Opera audience
when this co-production travels
there. Mayer’s direction and
Julian Crouch’s designs are
impeccably stylish, their sliding
panels and shifting projections
creating a vivid sense of Marnie’s
world of mutable realities. And
Arianne Phillips’s 1950s costumes
are a treat.
You leave Hitchcock’s Marnie
feeling brutalised and Graham’s
feeling unsettled. But in the
year of Weinstein and #metoo,
Muhly’s tale of sexual exploitation
and abuse of power leaves his
audience feeling oddly uncertain.
Wiping off some of the story’s
grubbier finger marks, Muhly
and librettist Nicholas Wright
reveal a love story – twisted, but
unmistakable – beneath.
To 3 December (020 7845 9300)
ALEXANDRA COGHLAN
THE INDEPENDENT
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON SW1
A welcome retrospective of the
first woman to win the Turner
Prize, in 1993, the same year she
made her most famous piece,
House, a life-sized cast of the
interior of a condemned terraced
house in London’s East End.
The show brings together wellknown works such as Untitled
(100 Spaces) 1995 and Untitled
(Staircase) 2001 alongside new
pieces that have never been
previously exhibited, while a
new concrete sculpture, Chicken
Shed 2017, will sit on the lawn
outside during the exhibition.
(020 7887 8888) to 21 Jan
FILM
Mudbound
15, DEE REES, 134 MINS
Carey Mulligan and Mary J Blige
star in a stirring drama with
an old-fashioned feel, the kind
of film you could imagine King
Vidor or William Wyler making
in the 1940s, the period in which
it is set. It tells stories of two
families, one white and one
black, whose existences become
intertwined as they work on the
same soggy Mississippi land.
Limited release
Ingrid Goes West
15, MATT SPICER, 98 MINS
Like a cross between Single
White Female and All About Eve,
this is a mix of dark comedy and
psychological thriller re-imagined
for the WhatsApp generation.
Aubrey Plaza, who also produced,
plays the heroine, a mentally
unstable, social media-obsessed
narcissist fresh out of the
psychiatric hospital who stalks the
seemingly perfect Taylor Sloane
(Elizabeth Olsen) on Instagram.
Limited release
The Florida Project
15, SEAN BAKER, 111MINS
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’s living with her delinquent,
tattoo-covered, single mom in
a very seedy motel just outside
Walt Disney World in Florida.
Nationwide release
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
A stage covered in bin bags is
one clue that this isn’t a run-ofthe-mill comedy show. The
other, more obvious, clue is that
as the audience enters, Natalie
Palamides is crouched on the
stage inside a giant foam egg.
Palamides, an LA-based
comedian, won the Best
Newcomer prize at this year’s
Edinburgh Comedy Awards. It
is not hard to see why. Original,
unpredictable, hilarious and
heartbreaking by turns, this is an
unforgettably entertaining hour.
It begins with Palamides
miming her morning routine –
brushing her teeth, shaving her
chin, reading the paper and, then,
amid much moaning, grunting
and squeaking, laying an egg. So
begins her daily dilemma: “Do I
raise my egg or do I eat it?”
Crack! Onto the hotplate it
goes and we watch, baffled and
a little disturbed as Palamides,
sobbing and howling, shovels her
offspring into her mouth. Then
the whole bonkers life cycle starts
again, getting progressively more
unhinged each time.
VISUAL ARTS
Rachel Whiteread
Natalie
Palamides lays
eggs on stage
for laughs
At a certain point, she breaks
the cycle and decides to raise
her egg, and ropes the audience
into helping.
Palamides is a comic natural –
her facial expressions priceless,
her voice swooping from
tremulous Tennessee Williams
heroine to Stepford Wife to Peter
and Jane narrator and squeakily
cute child. She tricks the audience
into doing the daftest things –
teaching an egg maths, for one
– with the lightest of touches.
By the filthy, egg-spattered
end, the goodwill in the
room is overwhelming. There is all
sorts going on under the surface
of LAID – the expectations placed
on women, fear of child-rearing,
pro-choice vs pro-life – but on
serious foundations, Palamides
has built something gloriously
silly and wildly enjoyable.
I left thinking I might have seen
something quite profound but
with my sides aching – and in little
doubt I’d witnessed the birth of an
exciting new talent.
22 to 30 December, 2 to 13 January
(020 7478 0100)
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TALKS & POETRY
Harriet Harman
NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
The former deputy leader of
the Labour Party, the longest
continuously serving female MP
in the House of Commons, looks
back on her 35 years as a politician
in her new memoir, A Woman’s
Work, which she talks about here.
(0115 941 9419) tonight 7.30pm
COMEDY
Rob Brydon
VARIOUS VENUES
Panel-show mainstay and serial
Ronnie Corbett impersonator
Rob Brydon offers some welcome
edge (and some choice audience-
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Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
(024 7652 4524) tonight; Cambridge
Corn Exchange (01223 357851) Wed;
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
(01604 624811) Thur
Wild Bore
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Adrienne Truscott, Ursula
Martinez and Zoe Coombs
Marr’s gloriously cheeky show,
in which the three performers
bare their backsides – and
seemingly speak out of them – to
recall some of the guff spouted
about their work by critics.
(020 7478 0100) to 16 Dec
Greg Davies
VARIOUS VENUES
More generous, warm-hearted
tales – about gigantic, terrifying
teddy bears, about his mum and
dad, about excruciating sexual
encounters – as Greg Davies tours
You Magnificent Beast. City Hall,
Hull (01482 300 300) tonight and
Wed; Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
(029 2022 4488) Fri and Sat
DANCE
Svetlana Zakharova
LONDON COLISEUM, LONDON WC2
The Bolshoi Ballet star appears
in Amore, a triple bill of works
by Yuri Possokhov, Patrick de
Bana and Marguerite Donlon.
(020 7845 9300) tonight and Fri
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VARIOUS VENUES
After the gothic-folk depths of
2014’s debut, this New Zealand
singer-songwriter flexes her
range with no loss of focus for the
follow-up. Voice piercing, Aldous
Harding takes total command
of the emotional wreckage she
surveys on the intense, haunting
Party. Haunt, Brighton (seetickets.
com) tonight; Institute, Birmingham
(ticketweb.co.uk) Wed; SWX,
Bristol (ticketweb.co.uk) Fri
Rambert
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Wolf Alice
Ben Duke’s new Goat is inspired by
the work of Nina Simone, with jazz
singer Nia Lynn performing live on
stage. The repertory also includes
Itzik Galili’s samba-flavoured
A Linha Curva and Andonis
Foniadakis’ new Symbiosis.
(020 7863 8000) to Sat
VARIOUS VENUES
POP
Queens of the Stone Age
VARIOUS VENUES
After the queasy grind of …Like
Clockwork, Josh Homme’s motorik
groove-rock monsters find their
feet again. Encouraged by Mark
Ronson on production duties, the
Queens come to dance on Villains,
their robo-rock bounce and glammacho flourish pushed to the fore.
02 Arena, London SE10 (seetickets.
com) tonight; Usher Hall, Edinburgh
(ticketmaster.co.uk) Thur
Wolf Parade
VARIOUS VENUES
Main Wolf-men Spencer Krug
(Moonface) and Dan Boeckner
(Divine Fits) lead Montreal’s
Parade back to the baroque
indie-rock frontline. Flamboyant,
melodic and full-blooded, the
comeback album, Cry Cry Cry, has
all the barnburners the occasion
demands. Gorilla, Manchester
(seetickets.com) tonight; Forum,
London NW5 (seetickets.com) Wed
Sometimes brawling, sometimes
beautiful, London’s indie-rock
gang fulfil the promise of 2015’s
debut, My Love Is Cool, on the
follow-up. Between two-minute
tornadoes and tenderly smitten
pop, Visions of a Life brims with
dynamic charisma and mosh-pit
fuel. Guildhall, Southampton
(seetickets.com) tonight;
Hippodrome, Kingston upon Thames
(kingstonhippodrome.co.uk) Thur;
Alexandra Palace, London N22
(seetickets.com) Fri
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National Theatre staging sets
out to make this frequently
performed play seem unfamiliar.
(01224 641122) to Sat
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Jim Moray
VARIOUS VENUES
Jim Moray tours his acclaimed
2016 album, Upcetera, with its
radical new settings for ancient
ballads such as “Fair Margaret
and Sweet William” and “Lord
Franklin”. St Neot’s Folk Club
(stneotsfolkclub.co.uk) tonight;
Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham
(0121 472 4253) Wed
WORLD MUSIC
The Afrocentrics
VORTEX, LONDON N16
Bassist Emmanuel Adeniran,
a veteran of King Sunny Ade’s
band, and his Afrocentrics
play the music of the African
diasporas, taking in jazz, funk,
Afrobeat, salsa, reggae and adding
their own Afrocentric twist.
(020 7254 4097) tonight
VISUAL ARTS
Gilbert and George
WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY, LONDON SE1
The duo celebrate 50 years of
collaborations with two series of new
work. (020 7930 5373) opens Wed
THEATRE
Roller
BARBICAN PIT, LONDON EC2
Mars.tarrab perform their Oxford
Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award
winner. (020 7638 8891) opens Thur
TALKS
BBC History Magazine
History Weekend
VARIOUS VENUES, YORK
On the bill are Thomas Asbridge,
Shrabani Basu and Helen Castor.
(0871 620 4021) opens Fri
Albion
ALMEIDA THEATRE, LONDON N1
In Mike Bartlett’s new state-ofthe-nation play, the destiny of
a garden in rural Oxfordshire
prompts reflections on identity,
social class and the dangers of
nostalgia. Victoria Hamilton is
magnetic as the garden’s new
owner. (020 7359 4404) to Fri
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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE ABERDEEN
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
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BANKING
Goldman Sachs to set up
hubs in Frankfurt and Paris
By Maya Nikolaeva
and Rebecca Jones
Goldman Sachs chief executive
Lloyd Blankfein has said the bank
would have hubs in Frankfurt and
Paris after Brexit. He told French
newspaper Le Figaro that it would be
up to the staff to decide where they
want to move to from London.
Mr Blankfein has visited Frankfurt
and Paris over the past few weeks as
the Wall Street bank pushes ahead
with its plans to cope with Britain’s
exit from the EU.
“We will have more employees on
the Continent. Some, if they want to,
would come from London, we will hire
others,” Mr Blankfein was quoted as
saying by Le Figaro, without giving
any numbers.
“But we won’t have a single hub,
but two – Frankfurt and Paris...
Brexit pushes us to decentralise our
activities. In the end, it’s the people
who will largely decide where they
prefer to live.
“And I can imagine that many
Americans would prefer living
in Paris than Frankfurt for
various reasons.”
Britain is currently home to
most of Goldman Sachs’s European
operations, where it has 6,000
employees. But the bank needs to
ensure that it will still be able to
serve EU clients once Britain leaves,
Goldman Sachs has signed
a lease for the Marienturm
tower in Frankfurt, with space for
1,000 workers. HSBC and UBS
have indicated they will move a
similar number of UK workers.
which may limit access to the EU’s
single market.
Mr Blankfein said the bank was
approaching the time when it needed
to make decisions and that it was
preparing for different scenarios. He
also hoped Brexit negotiators would
come to an agreement on a transition
period for new rules to come into
force after Britain officially leaves
the EU in 2019.
France has stepped up efforts to
attract London banks preparing
for Brexit to Paris after the election
of President Emmanuel Macron,
who has begun to make labour law
more flexible.
Goldman Sachs is still investing in
London, where it expects to fill its new
European headquarters building,
currently under construction.
An exodus of City firms after
Brexit is a major concern for both
Lloyd Blankfein said staff could pick
where they worked AFP/GETTY IMAGES
government and businesses, with
London currently holding the top spot
among Europe’s financial centres.
Speaking to a parliamentary
commitee this month Simon
Puleston Jones of the Futures
Industry Association warned that
government would need to make
progress on securing future financial
infrastructure for after the UK leaves
the EU, or else “trains will start to
leave the stations”. REUTERS
EMPLOYMENT
MPs draft bill
to end ‘mass
exploitation’
of workers
By Ben Chapman
Quote of
the day
I feel that the
landscape is
changing and
our value to
government and
the economy is
becoming more
widely accepted
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resurgence of housing
associations in the UK
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WILLIAM
HILL
What’s the story?
William Hill reported strong
online profits yesterday, with the
gambling outlet’s net revenue in
its digital arm growing 6 per cent
and the amounts wagered up by 13
per cent in the third quarter of the
year. It also had stellar results in
the United States, where revenues
grew 28 per cent thanks to its
strength in Nevada.
So why did its share price fall?
High street sales cast a shadow over
the online growth, up just 3 per cent
over the same period while wagers
fell 1 per cent. As a result shares in
the company ended the day 0.7 per
cent down at 274.10p.
So what’s the big deal?
Investors are watching bookies
carefully right now as the industry
prepares to face off a government
crackdown that could see strict
upper limits placed on gambling
machines, potentially leading to
the loss of thousands of high street
branches and jobs.
So British gambling is moving
online then?
It would certainly seem that way.
While high street bookies flounder,
the online market place is booming,
with UK-based Bet365 – the world’s
largest online gambling company –
taking £47bn of bets from 22 million
customers in 2016.
So who are the winners and losers?
Alongside Bet365 – which now
boasts the UK’s highest-paid boss
in Denise Coates (she took home
£217m this year) – other big online
players are Poker Stars, Party Poker
and Playtech. Old faces like William
Hill are making good inroads online,
but their survival may be pinned on
their ability to evolve.
The law must change to end the
“mass exploitation” of workers
by companies who use bogus selfemployment to avoid granting basic
rights including holiday pay and the
minimum wage, MPs have said.
In a draft bill published yesterday
the Work and Pensions Select
Committee and the Business, Energy
and Industrial Strategy Committee
said personnel should be considered
workers by default, with the onus on
the companies using their services to
prove otherwise.
Labour MP Frank Field, who chairs
the Work and Pensions Committee,
said the draft bill “would end the
mass exploitation of ordinary, hardworking people in the gig economy”
and would “put good business on a
level playing field, not being undercut
by bad business”.
The proposals come as “gig
economy” firms face a series of legal
battles over how they treat those
that work for them. Earlier this
month, Uber lost its appeal against a
landmark ruling ordering it to treat
its drivers as workers. The company
has vowed to launch a further
appeal, insisting its drivers are selfemployed and that they appreciate
the flexibility the status affords them.
Last week, takeaway service
Deliveroo won a case at the Central
Arbitration Committee (CAC), which
ruled that the food delivery app’s
couriers are self-employed, rather
than workers. The CAC said it was
because Deliveroo’s riders have the
right to put forward a substitute to
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PERSONAL FINANCE
Two-thirds of small firms
‘feel unsupported by state’
UK consumers
set to splurge on
foreign escapes
for Christmas
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From the
business
pages
By Stephen Little
By Rebecca Jones
Millions of business owners across
the UK are worried that the Budget
will do little to address their concerns and are calling for more
support from the Government during the Brexit process, a survey
has revealed.
According to the research by challenger bank Aldermore, 68 per cent
of small business bosses – representing 3.74 million firms – do not believe
that the Autumn Budget will properly address their concerns, with one
in five businesses not confident it will
do this at all.
The survey, which polled more
than 1,000 decision-makers in
small and medium-sized businesses
(SMEs), found that 71 per cent want
the Government to provide more
information and support to guide
them through the Brexit transition
period. More than a quarter of business owners (26 per cent) also want
more preparation in the event of a
“no deal” Brexit to ease concerns.
Three in 10 (29 per cent) of SME
bosses would like to see greater
focus on investment in UK businesses, while 21 per cent would like to
see business rates cut and a rise in
rate relief.
Carl D’Ammassa, group managing
director of business finance at Aldermore, said: “This week’s Budget
A survey of 1,000
small business
bosses found 71
per cent want
more information
on Brexit GETTY
provides the perfect platform for the
Government to highlight its backing
and support for the small business
community in the UK.
“SMEs are the backbone of the
economy and it is vital they are given
all the help possible given the current
political and economic uncertainty.”
Despite concerns over leaving
the EU, 24 per cent of firms believe
Brexit will have a positive effect on
their business, up from 19 per cent a
year ago.
“Business owners are still unsure
how Brexit negotiations will play
out and it is not surprising their
views and opinions are divided when
it comes to the impact it will
have on them,” said Mr D’Ammassa.
THE INDEPENDENT
More than 99 per cent of
UK businesses are small
or medium-sized enterprises.
London has the most, with 1,464
SME’s per 10,000 people.
AGRICULTURE
UK wheat farmers ‘at high risk in no-deal Brexit’
By Rebecca Jones
Parts of the UK agricultural sector
could be “frozen out” of Europe if the
UK were to leave the EU without a
trade deal, with increased tarrifs
making trade impossible for some.
According to a report by Rabobank
Outlook
JIM
ARMITAGE
Nobody will win
in the battle over
Rolet’s departure
S
o, the London Stock Exc h a n ge c h a i r m a n h a s
crumbled under pressure.
Having been pushed by activist shareholders angry at
his ousting of chief executive Xavier
Rolet, Sir Donald Brydon is to publish a document explaining why the
Frenchman had to go.
– which examines trends in global
food prices – the UK exported 1 million tonnes of wheat and 0.7 million
tonnes of barley to the EU last year.
However, if Britain leaves the single market without a trade agreement, the firm claims farmers would
face a trade disadvantage. In a worst-
case scenario, Rabobank says duties
could reach almost €100 (£88) per
tonne on wheat and barley exports to
the EU – effectively making continued trade with the bloc “impossible”.
Rabobank expects this to contribute to a wider increase in global
wheat prices next year.
Despite what you might have
read, the dossier will not be a cage
rattler, full of all the gory details of
boardroom wrangles caused by an
egotist chief executive. It will be a
bland explanation of procedure,
with nothing more than a hint at
Rolet’s cantankerousness.
Since Rolet’s departure was
announced, there has been no
shortage of off-the-record LSE types
queuing up to slag him off.
Not only is he occasionally rude and
high-handed with the board, we’re
told, but he sometimes does what he
thinks is best even when others don’t
agree. On occasion – gasp – he tells off
managers when they displease him.
Sensitive souls running the
nation’s libraries and village tea
shops may dab a hanky to the eye
at such revelations. But in the City,
they’re as surprising as drizzle in
November. Everybody knows Rolet
was occasionally prickly at Goldman,
cocksure at Lehman Brothers, and
tough at the LSE. But, I suspect
annoyingly for those now briefing
the media, he was nearly always
something else: right. That’s why
investors worshipped him, even
as the value of the LSE went from
£800m to £13bn under his leadership.
Rarely has London had such a
successful business leader – even
with the Deutsche Börse fiasco.
The City is now closing ranks
behind chairman Sir Donald, and
Since Rolet’s departure
was announced there has
been a queue of LSE types
slagging him off
against the TCI hedge fund calling
for Rolet to be reappointed. It just
wouldn’t do, after all, for the chairman
to be seen to be powerless to curb
the chief executive. Who would ever
agree to be the next chairman if that
were known to be the case?
With few other big shareholders
Britons are set to spend more than
ever on Christmas this year – just
not on the high street. According to
a survey of 2,000 adults conducted
by American Express in October,
UK consumers are planning to spend
an average of £1,551 over the festive
shopping season – £51 more than
last year and equating to a bumper
£76bn overall.
The top expenditure is on “Christmas getaways” outside
of the UK, with
Britons expected
to spend an average of £451
each on escaping home for
a few days,
or longer.
Proving we
haven’t entirely
lost our Christmas spirit, however,
the second-largest expense is expected to be on gifts for others, with
the credit card issuer predicting a
typical spend of £341 per person, up
£25 from last year.
Jenny Cheung, director at American Express, said: “Our research
shows Santa’s sack will be brimming
with presents this year.”
The findings directly contradict
those of Visa, who yesterday released
data suggesting a 0.1 per cent decline
in consumer spending in the UK between November and December.
Visa also suggested that Christmas
getaways will be the chief victim of
consumer cutbacks, with spending
on transport and communications
set to fall 4.5 per cent.
American Express did find some
thrifty shoppers, however, with 27
per cent of those surveyed claiming
they will shop at early sales and use
promotions to keep costs down, while
a quarter of Britons will cash in reward points.
coming out in support, TCI will
probably fail in its campaign.
The hit on Rolet will stand. But it
should be seen as no victory for Sir
Donald. For all Rolet’s truculence
and longevity in office (he has served
eight years), we’ve still heard no
convincing reason precisely why, at
58, he had to go.
BIG FISH, SMALL POND
Good to see Phil Bentley’s cleanup at Mitie showing early signs of
success. Equally encouraging are his
warm words about moving auditor
from Deloitte to the smaller BDO.
The switch followed the accounting
irregularities he inherited.
“For a Big Four accountant, we’re
150th on their list,” he says. “For
BDO, we’re top 10, and they treat us
like that.”
Other chief executives who
fear ditching the audit oligarchy,
come on in – the water’s lovely.
EVENING STANDARD
Brazil predicts 4
per cent growth if
reforms approved
The Rio Times
Finance minister Henrique
Meirelles told a delegation in
Washington DC that Brazil’s
economy has the potential to
grow by 4 per cent a year over
coming years if much-needed
economic reforms are approved
by Congress. “It is an optimistic
scenario, but a possible one,”
Mr Meirelles said. “Our growth
expectations are being reviewed
by economic analysts every day.”
Israel Military
Industries revives
privatisation talks
Haaretz
Talks to sell government-owned
Israel Military Industries
to Elbit System have been
renewed even as two other
state-owned enterprises are
expressing concerns that
Elbit will have too much control
over the country’s defence
industry. Sources say the
talks are about the price Elbit
will pay.
YO! Sushi to buy
Bento Sushi to
expand in US
The Wall Street Journal
YO! Sushi, the UK-based
restaurant group, confirmed
its deal to acquire Canada’s
Bento Sushi for C$100m (£59m)
in a bid to expand in North
America. The deal represents
an aggressive move for growth
in the casual dining market as
both companies are seeking
greater scale and access to
new customers.
Taxman eyes
Facebook retailers
in Vietnam
VN Express International
District tax departments in Ho
Chi Minh City have sent out
tax demands to nearly 13,500
Facebook retailers in a move to
target tax avoidance by online
businesses. Vietnam levies a 0.5
per cent income tax and a 1 per
cent value added tax on sales of
more than VND100m (£3,323)
per year. But the government
is failing to collect taxes from
many online traders as they
mainly use cash transactions.
NEWS
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£1.5bn for Brexit
border checks
Mediclinic pulls
Spire acquisition
The UK’s aerospace industry
could face £1.5bn a year in
extra costs after Brexit if
firms exporting components
to the European Union face
additional checks at the border,
industry body ADS Group said
yesterday. It said failure to
agree on a way to harmonise
customs processes would put
UK aviation operations at risk.
Mediclinic International said it
will not make a further swoop
for private hospital group Spire
Healthcare after a breakdown
in takeover talks. The South
African-based firm said it was
“disappointed” by the outcome
after seeing a revised bid of 165p
per share in cash rejected by
the company. Spire said the bid
did not reflect its “true value”.
COMMODITIES
COMPANIES
Glencore faces
accounts fiasco
Dividends hit
record high
Three directors of Congo-based
Katanga Mining, which is 86
per cent owned by Glencore,
resigned yesterday over lax
financial controls at the copper
mine. An independent review
found Katanga incorrectly
reported copper production in
2014, when it overstated output
by 6,650 tonnes.
The value of dividends paid to
shareholders by companies
across the globe rose to a
record £940bn in the year
to September. The research
published by asset manager
Janus Henderson showed
the UK led the world, with
dividends rising 13 per cent
thanks to currency gains.
BANKING
CONSUMER
EU to hand out
forex probe fines
DFS acquires
Sofology
Eight of the world’s biggest
banks will be fined by the EU
for foreign exchange rate
rigging prior to the financial
crisis. The deal ends a four-year
investigation. Fines have not
yet been set but are expected
to exceed the €2bn (£1.8bn)
already levied by the EU.
Shares in the furniture seller
DFS bounced 1.05 per cent to
192.5p as the UK competition
watchdog approved a deal to
buy smaller rival Sofology in
for £25m. The merger will add
40 stores to DFS’s existing 109
in the UK and give it acess to a
trendier consumer market.
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Ofgem has said it will examine
whether the FTSE 100 energy
supplier SSE failed to provide
accurate information about
the cheapest tariffs customers
could switch to. It is looking into
messaging in annual statements
sent to pre-payment customers.
FTSE 100 up 8.8 at 7389.5
Company
Price
Chg
High
3i Group
Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
Babcock Intl
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
ConvaTec Group
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Experian
Fresnillo
G4S
GKN
Glencore
GSK
915.0
1885.0
1452.0
960.5
3095.0
1936.0
4960.5
500.5
754.5
544.5
188.8
633.0
1360.5
492.0
5002.0
3748.0
618.5
245.8
2190.0
1749.0
4955.0
161.4
2447.0
1591.0
201.0
2740.0
4317.0
7185.0
2589.0
355.3
1278.0
1555.0
1284.0
258.9
302.2
359.9
1313.5
-8.5
+6.0
+18.0
+9.5
+9.0
+25.0
-14.5
—
-4.5
+9.0
+3.8
+6.0
-3.0
-1.1
+18.5
-6.0
-5.5
+0.4
+31.0
—
+18.0
-1.8
-3.0
-7.0
-4.4
+40.0
+47.0
+65.0
+14.0
-0.3
-3.0
-3.0
-12.0
+1.5
-0.3
+6.4
+5.5
975.0
2184.0
1534.5
1071.0
3387.0
1983.0
5520.0
570.5
1030.0
682.5
267.3
705.5
1518.5
529.0
5643.6
4003.0
675.5
400.7
2472.0
2024.0
5435.0
236.9
2682.0
1765.9
349.1
3342.0
4317.0
7595.0
2616.5
411.3
1444.0
1708.0
1746.0
342.6
379.3
388.2
1724.5
Low
639.0
1680.0
950.1
648.0
2335.0
1399.0
3996.0
439.0
727.5
533.5
177.3
6.3
1103.0
436.9
4251.4
2392.4
574.6
242.2
1963.0
1381.0
3863.0
119.7
1602.0
1357.2
182.0
27.0
3073.0
5780.0
1946.0
328.4
906.4
1418.0
1052.0
221.4
280.0
258.4
1300.0
Company
Price
Chg
High
Hammerson
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Merlin Ent
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
526.5
1596.0
729.5
599.0
3027.0
734.5
4309.0
5405.0
148.6
3270.0
304.4
928.5
267.0
66.1
3804.0
301.0
538.5
372.4
2704.0
1753.0
210.1
880.0
4371.0
2730.0
190.9
8700.0
694.5
2684.0
1882.0
7080.0
6380.0
1762.0
327.0
3547.5
897.0
273.6
2331.0
-7.0
+19.0
-2.1
+1.0
-22.0
+1.5
+43.0
+90.0
-1.9
+9.0
-2.9
-4.0
-1.9
+0.1
-42.0
-0.4
-17.0
-4.6
+7.0
+10.0
+0.7
-2.8
+67.0
+30.0
+0.2
-80.0
-3.0
+8.0
-7.5
+5.0
-13.0
+17.0
+4.2
+1.5
+8.0
-0.8
-6.5
614.5
1598.0
772.0
679.8
3956.5
744.0
4492.0
5470.0
221.8
3511.0
371.2
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4069.0
397.8
890.2
537.5
2887.8
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
3211.0
229.8
8945.0
832.5
2901.0
1898.0
8255.0
8110.4
1765.0
338.8
4226.6
994.5
290.5
2516.3
Low
512.0
1157.0
518.2
358.3
3015.5
480.0
3324.3
3161.0
142.8
2681.0
269.6
912.0
228.3
56.9
2611.0
299.6
533.5
355.0
26.8
1530.0
205.0
876.7
3565.0
1309.0
182.3
6572.5
552.0
1646.0
1500.5
5410.0
6342.0
1321.0
204.5
2882.5
635.0
187.1
1929.5
Markets
FTSE 100
7389.5
FTSE 250
19871.3
+8.8
FTSE All Share
4058.1
FTSE Eurofirst300
1518.6
Dow Jones *
23445.7
S&P 500 *
2582.8
Nasdaq *
6786.9
DAX
13058.7
+64.9
CAC 40
5340.4
+21.3
Hang Seng
29260.3
+61.3
Nikkei
22261.8
-135.0
+73.5
+6.3
+9.5
+87.5
+4.0
+4.1
EURO/
POUND
DOLLAR/
POUND
Company
Price
Chg
High
Shell B
RSA Insur
Sage
Sainsbury(J)
Schroders
Scot Mort Inv Tst
Segro
Severn Trent
Shire
Sky
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
WPP
2377.5
606.0
768.0
224.8
3495.0
458.4
557.5
2082.0
3579.0
955.0
1324.0
1502.0
2291.0
1331.0
724.2
422.6
1158.0
197.3
187.0
1326.0
4199.5
788.5
229.5
3552.0
5325.0
408.0
1266.0
+4.5
-3.0
+9.0
-2.8
-2.0
+1.9
-0.5
-10.0
-99.5
+15.0
-3.0
+7.0
-8.0
-15.0
-1.9
+0.1
+3.0
+0.7
+2.3
+3.0
+49.5
-9.5
+0.8
-13.0
+60.0
+0.6
-1.0
2580.5
672.5
807.5
283.6
3540.0
459.5
562.4
2575.0
5067.0
1050.0
1442.0
1685.0
2441.0
1578.0
860.0
448.6
1245.0
208.6
219.4
1374.0
4557.5
1078.0
233.9
4333.0
5425.0
435.2
1928.1
Low
2012.0
518.5
595.0
222.4
2712.4
302.1
387.2
2047.0
3435.5
747.5
1084.0
1363.0
1712.7
1331.0
621.5
335.8
926.0
144.5
165.3
934.4
3050.5
785.0
186.5
3365.0
4427.0
255.7
1238.5
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Britain’s accounting watchdog
has launched a fresh
investigation into the financial
statements of facilities firm
Mitie. The Financial Reporting
Council said the inquiry was
related to the “preparation and
approval” of Mitie’s accounts for
the year ending 31 March 2016.
Shares traded higher yesterday,
up 0.27 per cent, to 225.4p.
– $13.11
The euro plunged yesterday,
falling a cent against the dollar
to €1.17 after the German
Chancellor, Angela Merkel,
failed to form a coalition
government, introducing the
prospect of a new election. Ms
Merkel won a fourth term in an
election in September, but her
party did not secure enough
votes to govern alone.
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of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
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Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS
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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:
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How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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MEANING
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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GRADE
Minesweeper
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DARK
RINK
Killer Sudoku No 1139
Tomorrow
Cheddar and potato soup
with bacon
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Jigsawdoku
Recipe from.riverford.co.uk/recipes
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NEED
GRASS
Tips Add some leftover cooked chicken
or fried bacon pieces to the leek mixture
before baking.
For extra veg, stir through some
blanched and chopped kale, cabbage,
spinach, chard or broccoli.
SCRUM
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Heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Boil
the macaroni in a pan of salted water
until nearly cooked, about eight minutes.
It should be slightly too al dente to eat.
Drain and toss in a little olive oil to stop
it sticking together.
While the pasta is cooking, melt the
butter in a small pan on a low heat. Add
the leeks and cook gently until soft, about
seven minutes, stirring now and then.
Add the flour and stir over a low heat
for two minutes, then gradually stir in
the milk (a whisk helps avoid lumps).
Add the cheese and heat gently, stirring,
to thicken the sauce and melt the cheese.
Season to taste with mustard, salt
and pepper.
Combine the pasta with the leek
mixture and transfer to a baking dish.
Sprinkle over a little more cheese and the
breadcrumbs, if using, and bake for about
20 minutes, until golden on top.
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SERVES 4
400g macaroni
drizzle of olive oil
40g butter
4 small leeks (about 400g),
washed and shredded
4 heaped tbsp plain flour
800ml milk
200g smoked Cheddar, grated,
plus extra for topping
2tsp Dijon mustard, or to taste
4tbsp breadcrumbs (optional)
Salt and pepper
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1860
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 49.
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6 Counting frame (6)
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ACROSS 1 Setter, 5 Tease (Set at ease), 8 Fund, 9 Downpour, 10 New Year’s Day,
13 Fiasco, 15 Caddie, 16 Dress circle, 19 Flamingo, 21 Boon, 22 As yet, 23 Hairdo.
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12 Millpond, 14 Scrumpy, 17 Rabbi, 18 Flea, 20 Nit.
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3 Merit (4)
8 Kenyan capital (7)
9 Aristocratic (5)
10 Law-enforcer (6,7)
11 Faint (5)
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16 Boat’s portable
engine (8,5)
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21 Factual (4)
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Honeyball hopes
for Windfall from
fences debut
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
With five winners between them at
Fontwell on Sunday, there aren’t any
trainers in hotter form just now than
Anthony Honeyball and Ben Pauling
and they will both be looking for further success at Southwell today with
two of their most highly regarded
inmates.
Honeyball’s Fountains Windfall
won three hurdles in fairly quick succession last spring, his most striking effort being his last on Grand
National day at Aintree, when he
spreadeagled a large field of smart
three-mile handicappers. He has
long been seen primarily as a chaser
and connections may already have
dreams of returning to Liverpool for
the big one in the years ahead.
But first things first, he needs to
show he has an aptitude for his new
job this afternoon as he makes his
debut over fences in the Novices’
Chase. Two and a half miles might
be shorter than ideal for him these
days, but it’s a good place to start and
he is not short of speed.
BEST OF FAKENHAM
12.50
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5
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413512
F/F-P2
1-0377
44-551
1.20
WEATHERBYS BANK FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARES’
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £8,000 added 3m
/13-13
33F246/85-2
4U3-P2
Fountains Windfall wins the Gaskells Handicap Hurdle at Aintree in April GETTY
Pauling said after Equus Secretus’s hurdling bow at Huntingdon recently that he was as good a jumper
as he had trained.
In truth, the bare form doesn’t
amount to much and it’s certainly
not as strong as Another Stowaway’s close second at Aintree to On
The Blind Side (who went on to win
at Cheltenham last weekend).
Equus Secretus also has to carry
a 7lb penalty, but I suspect there
BEST OF LINGFIELD
RACING PARTNERSHIP SELLING HANDICAP HURDLE
(CLASS 5) £6,000 added 2m 4f
NAUTICAL NITWIT (D) P Kirby 8 11 12.....................J Bowen (5)
CLIFFSIDE PARK (C) Olly Murphy 8 11 0................ R Johnson
SERENITY NOW (D) B Ellison 9 10 11 ........................K Wood (5)
MINSTREL ROYAL P Kirby 7 10 9......................N Moscrop (5) T
OCCASIONALLY YOURS (CD) A Blackmore 13 10 1(7ex).......
........................................................................................................................................J Quinlan
- 5 declared BETTING: 2-1 Occasionally Yours, 5-2 Nautical Nitwit, 3-1 Serenity Now,
6-1 Cliffside Park, 10-1 Minstrel Royal.
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4
BEST BET
Middle Kingdom
(2.10pm, Lingfield)
Seems to be over his training
issues and has the talent to make
hay in this grade.
12.40
32RED.COM/EBF NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5) 2YO £4,500
added 1m
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1 KASSAR (D) R Charlton 9 9.............................................K Shoemark 7
BEDIVERE W Jarvis 9 2...............................................................Doubtful 4
ELHAFEI J Gosden 9 2..............................................................J Crowley 12
25 KEY PLAYER Eve J-Houghton 9 2................................ C Bishop 10
RAJAAM R Hannon 9 2.....................................................................S Levey 2
5 RHODE ISLAND (BF) J Gosden 9 2....................................R Havlin 8
04 SPRING ABILITY Mrs L Mongan 9 2 .............C Shepherd (3) 5
VISOR J Fanshawe 9 2......................................................... D Muscutt H 3
0 DAWN DASH R Beckett 8 11...........................................R Kingscote 9
OUTLANE L Cumani 8 11 ............................................................ L Morris 6
SWEET CHARITY D Coakley 8 11................................Fran Berry 1
VILLA MARIA K Burke 8 11................................................B A Curtis 11
- 12 declared BETTING: 5-2 Kassar, 7-2 Rhode Island, 5-1 Elhafei, 6-1 Rajaam, 10-1 Key
Player, 14-1 Outlane, Spring Ability, Villa Maria, 16-1 others.
MAID OF MILAN (BF) C Mann 6 11 12 .......James Bowen (5)
KAYFLEUR H Daly 8 11 6............................................................ R Johnson
ARMEDANDBEAUTIFUL T R Gretton 9 10 0....... J M Davies C
FRANK N FAIR Miss Z Davison 9 10 0..........................T Whelan
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £7,250 added 6f
- 4 declared BETTING: 5-6 Maid Of Milan, 9-4 Kayfleur, 6-1 Armedandbeautiful, 10-1
1
010070
HIGHLAND ACCLAIM (D) D O’Meara 6 9 9 ..........S Levey H 1
Frank N Fair.
2
4-6055 KODILINE (D) C Cox 3 9 8 .........................................................A Kirby V 7
EAST RUDHAM AMATEUR RIDERS’ NOVICES’
3
411529 SUPER JULIUS Eve J-Houghton 3 9 7.................C Bishop C 10
HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £6,000 added 2m
4 649006 SIR OTTOMAN (D) I Furtado 4 9 6................ T Marquand C 11
7-7346 SHAMSAYA (D) S Crisford 3 9 5..................................S De Sousa 4
1
222-34 BARDD (D)(BF) N Henderson 5 11 12..................Mr H Hunt (3) 5
6
31-042 GORGEOUS NOORA (D) L Cumani 3 9 5................... L Morris 6
2
F379-3 MULLAGHBOY Olly Murphy 6 11 4........Mr L Stones (7) H,T
7
703647 MEDICI BANCHIERE K Burke 3 9 5 ............................B A Curtis 3
3
45P-35 CHILLI ROMANCE F O’Brien 6 10 12.......Miss A Stirling (3) T
8
131131 SHORT WORK (D) D O’Meara 4 9 5....... Daniel Tudhope B 8
4
3/535- COCKER A Blackmore 5 10 9...................... Mr A R Ferguson (3)
9
528288 DIAMOND LADY (CD) W Stone 6 9 4.........Hollie Doyle (3) 5
- 4 declared 10 753655 ROSE BERRY (C) C Dwyer 3 9 2.............. Nicola Currie (7) H 2
BETTING: Evens Bardd, 3-1 Mullaghboy, 4-1 Chilli Romance, 13-2 Cocker. 11 484300 JUST AN IDEA (CD) H Dunlop 3 9 1 .......................... S Donohoe 9
WEATHERBYS RACING BANK BEGINNERS’ CHASE
- 11 declared BETTING: 11-4 Short Work, 3-1 Gorgeous Noora, 7-1 Kodiline, 10-1 Super
(CLASS 3) £12,000 added 3m
Julius, Shamsaya, 12-1 others.
1
24242- HOLBROOK PARK N King 7 11 3.......................................T Whelan C
BETWAY
HANDICAP
(CLASS 3) £11,500 added 1m 2f
2
34-760 KINGSTON MIMOSA M Gillard 5 11 3 ...... Mr T Gillard (7) C
3
6P2-25 RED HANRAHAN (D) P Nicholls 6 11 3.....................H Cobden T
4
45-15 THE LION DANCER (D) C Mann 5 11 3 .............................D Crosse 1
1-13 MIDDLE KINGDOM (D)(BF) J Gosden 3 9 4.......R Havlin T 2
- 4 declared 2 630008 BREX DRAGO M Botti 5 9 3 .....................................T Marquand B 1
BETTING: 6-4 Red Hanrahan, 15-8 Holbrook Park, 11-4 The Lion Dancer, 3 411200 BELIEVE IT (C) R Hughes 5 9 2.......................S Cummins (7) C 9
14-1 Kingston Mimosa.
4 924603 RED TEA P Hiatt 4 9 2.............................................................Fran Berry 6
5
787778 VETTORI RULES (D) Miss G Kelleway 4 9 1.....J Gordon 11
FTC HIRE AND SALES MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE
6
313242 CAPE PENINSULAR (BF) J Tate 4 9 0.....................L Morris B 5
(CLASS 5) £5,000 added 2m 7f
7
768044 FIRST FLIGHT (D) Mrs H Main 6 9 0..... Hollie Doyle (3) 14
1
151P80 STATION CLOSED M Attwater 9 12 6 ...................H Teal (7) C,T 8 614513 FAYEZ D O’Meara 3 9 0............................................ Daniel Tudhope 7
2
-65167 DIZZEY HEIGHTS (C) N King 5 11 12......................T Whelan H,T 9 756660 COILLTE CAILIN (CD) D O’Meara 7 9 0 ..............K Shoemark 8
3
66P-52 SAUCYSIOUX Olly Murphy 7 11 10.......................R Johnson B,T 10 239383 EMENEM (CD) S Dow 3 9 0............................................S De Sousa 10
4
8/846- THE GOLDEN HOUR Miss Z Davison 7 11 9....................................... 11
221-51 CELESTIAL SPHERES (D) C Appleby 3 8 11 ......W Buick C 13
...................................................................................................................James Bowen (5) 12 465581 AY AY (C)(D) D Elsworth 3 8 10..............................................S Levey 4
5 1D44FP JONJOELA Tracey Leeson 6 11 8..........................................C Ring (3) 13 500504 GOTHIC EMPIRE R Rowe 5 8 8................................................R Tate 12
6
32-245 BROADWAY BELLE C Grant 7 10 7 ...................................B Hughes 14 -11200 SIR TITAN M Tregoning 3 8 8 ...........................................B A Curtis 3
- 6 declared - 14 declared BETTING: 2-1 Saucysioux, 9-4 Broadway Belle, 4-1 Dizzey Heights, 15-2 BETTING: 11-4 Middle Kingdom, 9-2 Celestial Spheres, 6-1 Cape
Peninsular, 7-1 Ay Ay, 8-1 Emenem, 10-1 Fayez, 16-1 others.
Jonjoela, 10-1 The Golden Hour, 12-1 Station Closed.
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is a lot more to come now that he
is stepping up to three miles and I
wouldn’t be surprised if he turned
over the likely favourite.
Middle Kingdom didn’t deliver as I
expected at Lingfield a fortnight ago,
but John Gosden’s lightly-raced colt
was probably ring-rusty on his first
outing since April and is worth another chance on his return to the Surrey
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The forecast of significant rain at
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BROCKEY RISE P Evans 9 0.......................................M Cosham (3) 3
INUK R Hughes 8 5..................................................Nicola Currie (7) C 1
- 6 declared BETTING: 11-4 Deviate, 3-1 Joegogo, 7-2 Inuk, 4-1 Dotted Swiss, 8-1
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13 834P7/ THECORRUPTOR P Webber 7 11 2.............................R McLernon
14 0631-0 SUGGESTION (C) P Kirby 5 11 2 ....................................................A Nicol
- 14 declared BETTING: 5-1 Royal Beekeeper, 11-2 Towering, 7-1 Tunnel Creek, 8-1
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PLAYFUL PRINCE M Scudamore 6 10 12.......L Treadwell B
ROLLERBALL ROCCO C Pogson 5 10 12......................A Pogson
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- 7 declared BETTING: 15-8 Passing Call, 2-1 Banjo Girl, 4-1 Mountain Path, 8-1
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Progress, 8-1 Popelys Gull, 12-1 Forth Bridge.
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LEICESTER
Going: Hurdle: good to soft-good in places; chase:
good to firm-firm in places
12.50 1. RUNNING WOLF (Kielan Woods) 7-2 jt-fav;
2. High Counsel 5-1; 3. Trojan Star 5-1. 8 ran. 7-2 jt-fav
Fly Home Harry (Pulled Up). 7l, 12l. (A Hales). Tote:
£4.40; £1.50, £1.70, £1.70. Exacta: £18.30. Tricast: £83.07.
CSF: £20.55.
1.20 1. OLD HARRY ROCKS (N P Madden) 1-3 fav;
2. Sky of Stars 16-1; 3. Searching 9-2. 6 ran. 10l, 5l. (H
Fry). Tote: £1.20; £1.10, £5.50. Exacta: £7.20. Trifecta:
£12.60. CSF: £6.91.
1.50 1. HIGH EXPECTATIONS (R Johnson) 9-4 fav; 2.
Quids In 8-1; 3. General Ginger 10-1. 9 ran. 6l, 13/4l. (G
Elliott (IRE) ). Tote: £3.20; £1.50, £2.30, £2.30. Exacta:
£17.50. Tricast: £146.91. Trifecta: £123.80. CSF: £20.23.
2.20 1. TOMMY SILVER (H Cobden) 2-5 fav; 2. Cultivator
2-1; 3. Ocean Bentley 200-1. 4 ran. 31/2l, 31l. (P Nicholls).
Tote: £1.20; Exacta: £1.60. Trifecta: £4.10. CSF: £1.60.
2.50 1. HILLCREST FIRE (Joshua Moore) evens fav; 2.
Shee’s Lucky 33-1; 3. Glorvina 7-2. 7 ran. 41/2l, 11/4l. (Stuart
Edmunds). Tote: £1.90; £1.20, £6.70. Exacta: £37.80.
Trifecta: £127.40. CSF: £24.43.
3.20 1. RHYTHM OF SOUND (J Hamilton) 8-1; 2. No No
Cardinal 14-1; 3. Mr Jim 9-2. 9 ran. 7-2 jt-fav Chestnut
Ben (4th), 7-2 jt-fav Fair Frank (7th). 6l, 31/4l. (M Hammond). Tote: £9.40; £2.50, £2.80, £2.00. Exacta: £107.90.
Tricast: £564.14. Trifecta: £571.10. CSF: £103.80.
3.50 1. DESTRIER (H Skelton) 7-2; 2. Doc Carver 6-1;
3. Melangerie 7-4 fav. 8 ran. 11/2l, 5l. (D Skelton). Tote:
£4.80; £1.40, £1.30, £1.10. Exacta: £28.50. Trifecta:
£111.40. CSF: £23.48.
Placepot: £70.40. Quadpot: £32.40.
Place 6: £28.02. Place 5: £14.32.
PLUMPTON
Going: Good to soft-soft in places
1.10 1. TIKKANBAR (N Fehily) 5-6 fav; 2. Landin 15-8;
3. Book of Gold 6-1. 8 ran. 19l, 11/4l. (N Mulholland).
Tote: £1.70; £1.10, £1.10, £1.90. Exacta: £3.00. Trifecta:
£8.20. CSF: £3.15.
1.40 1. BENATAR (Jamie Moore) 4-9 fav; 2. Keeper Hill
2-1; 3 ran. 9l. (G L Moore). Tote: £1.30; Exacta: £1.50.
CSF: £1.66.
2.10 1. DALAMAN (N Fehily) 4-9 fav; 2. Kastani Beach
5-1; 3. Keppel Isle 20-1. 5 ran. 24l, 34l. (N Mulholland).
Tote: £1.30; £1.10, £2.20. Exacta: £2.50. Trifecta: £9.50.
CSF: £3.25. NR: Minella Voucher.
2.40 1. SANDHURST LAD (Mr Adam Elias) 12-1; 2. Rothman 5-2; 3. Flanagans Field 11-2. 8 ran. 15-8 fav Chef
D’Equipe (6th). shd, shd. (W Greatrex). Tote: £13.70; £2.80,
£1.10, £2.00. Exacta: £53.20. Tricast: £189.49. Trifecta:
£296.80. CSF: £43.88.
3.10 1. MASTER BURBIDGE (N Fehily) 4-1; 2. Mr Muddle
7-1; 3. Little Windmill 7-1. 8 ran. 11-4 fav Saint Contest
(Fell). 41/2l, 11/4l. (N Mulholland). Tote: £3.50; £1.70, £2.20,
£1.90. Exacta: £16.90. Tricast: £188.83. Trifecta: £60.60.
CSF: £31.67.
3.40 1. MISS MAYFAIR (A Coleman) 11-2; 2. Mab Dab 9-4;
3. Filatore 12-1. 5 ran. 11-10 fav Roparta Avenue (4th).
23l, 27l. (Mrs L Hill). Tote: £5.20; £2.60, £1.70. Exacta:
£17.60. Trifecta: £50.10. CSF: £18.08. NRs: Hold The
Bucks, Landscape.
Placepot: £11.30. Quadpot: £5.60.
Place 6: £19.85. Place 5: £18.19.
WOLVERHAMPTON
Going: Standard
1.00 1. CIAOADIOSIMDONE (S De Sousa) 2-1; 2. Meccabah 11-10 fav; 3. Ladies First 28-1. 12 ran. 3/4l, 13/4l.
(J Ryan). Tote: £2.20; £1.10, £1.10, £8.70. Exacta: £5.80.
Trifecta: £56.20. CSF: £4.52.
1.30 1. MOUCHEE (M Cosham) 4-1; 2. Progressive Jazz
5-1; 3. Ahfad 12-1. 13 ran. 3-1 fav Sauchiehall Street (6th).
nk, 1l. (P Evans). Tote: £4.60; £2.00, £1.50, £4.00. Exacta:
£23.20. Tricast: £221.71. Trifecta: £159.50. CSF: £23.77.
2.00 1. OUR MAN IN HAVANA (William Cox) 5-1; 2.
Central City 7-4 fav; 3. Escape The City 9-4. 5 ran. nk,
shd. (R J Price). Tote: £6.60; £2.10, £1.10. Exacta: £12.60.
Trifecta: £22.80. CSF: £13.74. NRs: Picture No Sound,
Reverberation.
2.30 1. MAKAARIM (R Kingscote) 7-2 fav; 2. Twin Appeal 6-1; 3. Easy Tiger 7-1. 11 ran. nk, 11/4l. (H Morrison).
Tote: £4.60; £1.70, £2.20, £2.00. Exacta: £32.10. Tricast:
£142.03. Trifecta: £202.10. CSF: £23.87. NR: Phalaborwa.
3.00 1. SWENDAB (Rossa Ryan) 8-1; 2. Gorgeous 66-1; 3.
Eternalist 10-1. 11 ran. 2-1 fav Waneen (7th). 11/4l, 1/2l. (J G
O’Shea). Tote: £7.20; £1.90, £7.80, £2.80. Exacta: £225.60.
Tricast: £5232.29. Trifecta: £1501.80. CSF: £457.82.
3.30 1. INVINCIBLE RIDGE (J Hart) 6-1; 2. Arnarson
8-1; 3. Hamish Mcgonagain 7-1. 12 ran. 2-1 fav Inlawed
(6th). hd, 13/4l. (E Alston). Tote: £6.50; £1.80, £2.70, £2.20.
Exacta: £53.30. Tricast: £350.81. Trifecta: £462.60. CSF:
£49.24. NR: Kachess.
4.00 1. RAPID RANGER (Daniel Tudhope) 5-1; 2. Lady
Cristal 14-1; 3. Don’t Blame Me 11-2. 13 ran. 3-1 fav
Rockley Point (6th). 3/4l, nk. (D O’Meara). Tote: £6.10; £2.20,
£5.00, £2.00. Exacta: £88.40. Tricast: £412.45. Trifecta:
£695.10. CSF: £68.33.
4.30 1. OMOTESANDO (C Bennett) 12-1; 2. Hallstatt
20-1; 3. Alternate Route 15-8. 12 ran. 7-4 fav Gabrial’s
Star (4th). 1l, 4l. (Oliver Greenall). Tote: £16.30; £3.30,
£2.60, £1.30. Exacta: £192.10. Tricast: £661.11. Trifecta:
£2166.80. CSF: £230.39. NR: Regal Gait.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £1,472.28 carried over to
Lingfield.
Placepot: £85.00. Quadpot: £30.00.
Place 6: £138.88. Place 5: £108.83.
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TENNIS
‘A devastating loss’ – former
champions mourn Novotna
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By Jonathan Veal
Tributes were paid yesterday to the
former Wimbledon champion Jana
Novotna, who has died from cancer,
aged 49. The Czech player, who won
the 1998 singles title at Wimbledon,
lost her battle with the illness on SunCRICKET
day, the Women’s Tennis Association
FIRST TEST MATCH
India v Sri Lanka, Kolkata: India 172 (59.3
said yesterday.
overs; C A Pujara 52; R A S Lakmal 4-26)
Martina Navratilova, who was also
& 352-8dec. (88.4 overs; V Kohli 104no,
S Dhawan 94, K L Rahul 79). Sri Lanka
born in Czechoslovakia, described
294 (83.4 overs; H M R K B Herath 67,
A D Mathews 52, H D R L Thirimanne
her friend as an “amazing woman”.
51; Mohammed Shami 4-100, B Kumar
She posted on Twitter: “I am gutted
4-88) & 75-7 (26.3 overs; B Kumar 4-8).
India drew with Sri Lanka.
and beyond words – Jana was a true
TODAY’S FIXTURES
friend and an amazing woman...”
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
Chris Evert, the three-times WimFOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP E
bledon singles champion, tweeted:
Sevilla v Liverpool .........................................................
“A sad loss to the tennis world, but
Spartak Moscow v Maribor (5).............................
GROUP F
a devastating loss to those of us who
Man City v Feyenoord................................................
Napoli v Shakhtar Donetsk.....................................
shared a deep friendship with her...
GROUP G
a woman with integrity and honor.
Besiktas v Porto (5).........................................................
Monaco v RB Leipzig ...................................................
RIP Jana.”
GROUP H
Novotna came to the attention of
Apoel Nicosia v Real Madrid.................................
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham ...................
the British public in 1993 when she
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa v Sunderland.........................................
featured in one of the most endurBarnsley v Cardiff ..........................................................
ing images of Wimbledon as she was
Bolton v Reading (8)......................................................
Brentford v Burton.......................................................
consoled by the Duchess of Kent
Bristol City v Preston North End.....................
after losing the 1993 final to Steffi
Derby v QPR.........................................................................
Millwall v Hull ...................................................................
Graf, having led the final set 4-1. She
Nottingham Forest v Norwich............................
Sheffield Utd v Fulham..............................................
was known for her battling qualities Jana Novotna with the Wimbledon trophy in 1998 after beating France’s Nathalie Tauziat GETTY
and overcame another final defeat
in 1997, to Martina Hingis, to get her
hands on the trophy in 1998, beating title in singles, though she was proFrenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat.
lific in the doubles, winning 12 grand
Former British No 1 Jo Durie said: slams in the women’s doubles and
“I am shocked, as many other people four mixed doubles titles.
are, because I really didn’t
Novotna also representknow she was so ill. It’s very
ed her country with sucJ
a
na
was
sad. I think everyone had a
cess, claiming silver medals
tear in their eye when she an inspiration at the 1988 and 1996 Olymdidn’t win that first final to anyone
pics as well as a bronze in
against Steffi. We have all who had the
Atlanta.
been in that situation where opportunity
She was the world topyou nearly win but you can’t to know her
ranked player in doubles
quite do it and your oppoin 1990 and reached No 2 in
nent gets the better of you. – her star will the singles in 1997.
Datejust Steel
1970’s Cosmograph
“It was horrible to watch, always shine
Novotna was inducted
bright
but what nerve to actually
into the Tennis Hall of Fame
win it five years later, and I
in 2005 and the WTA’s chief
think all of us in the tennis
executive Steve Simon said
world were joyful and glad that she that her legacy is set in stone. He said:
did it. That took some courage to get “Jana was an inspiration both on and
through that match after everything off court to anyone who had the opshe had been through at Wimbledon. portunity to know her. Her star will
She was so happy afterwards and it always shine brightly in the history of
was great to see.”
the WTA. Our condolences and our
That was to be her only grand slam thoughts are with Jana’s family.”
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackpool v Gillingham .............................................
Bradford v Scunthorpe..............................................
Bury v Shrewsbury.......................................................
Charlton v Rochdale.....................................................
Milton Keynes Dons v Southend......................
Oldham v AFC Wimbledon....................................
Oxford Utd v Blackburn ............................................
Peterborough v Portsmouth.................................
Plymouth v Northampton......................................
Walsall v Fleetwood ....................................................
Wigan v Doncaster........................................................
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v Wycombe.............................................
Cheltenham v Cambridge Utd.............................
Chesterfield v Forest Green..................................
Colchester v Lincoln City ........................................
Crawley v Exeter.............................................................
Grimsby v Swindon......................................................
Luton v Carlisle.................................................................
Morecambe v Crewe....................................................
Newport Co v Barnet...................................................
Port Vale v Mansfield..................................................
Stevenage v Coventry.................................................
Yeovil v Notts County.................................................
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AFC Fylde v Guiseley..................................................
Bromley v Aldershot....................................................
Dagenham & Redbridge v Dover.......................
Eastleigh v Maidenhead Utd.................................
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Hartlepool v FC Halifax.............................................
Leyton Orient v Chester FC...................................
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Woking v Ebbsfleet Utd.............................................
Wrexham v Solihull Moors....................................
THE WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP
THIRD ROUND REPLAYS
Queen of the South v Montrose.........................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dunfermline v Morton ..............................................
Inverness CT v Brechin..............................................
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AFC Fylde v Guiseley, Bromley v
Aldershot, Dagenham & Redbridge v
Dover, Eastleigh v Maidenhead Utd,
Gateshead v Barrow, Hartlepool v FC
Halifax, Leyton Orient v Chester FC,
Macclesfield v Tranmere, Maidstone
Utd v Boreham Wood, Sutton Utd
v Torquay, Woking v Ebbsfleet Utd,
Wrexham v Solihull Moors.
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CRICKET
‘Test cricket is
not designed
to be easy – it’s
more about
your ticker
than anything’
Dawid Malan is all heart as he admits
looking forward to facing the 90mph
onslaught from Australia’s pacemen
By Chris Stocks
IN BRISBANE
As Dawid Malan looked around the
Gabba on his first visit to Australian
cricket’s fortress yesterday he
admitted to some trepidation at the
prospect of playing an Ashes Test
at one of the most hostile grounds
in the world. “It’s a bit daunting,” he
admitted. “It is quite a big ground. I
was saying earlier that I thought the
seats would have gone further back,
standing here on the boundary you
are almost in the crowd so it is going
to be an experience.”
Having chatted to Joe Root,
England’s captain, about his first
experience of the Gabba four years
ago, Malan, who has settled into his
role at No 5 on this tour and struck a
century in the final warm-up match
in Townsville last week, said: “I’ve
never played in front of 40,000
people so it is going to be a first for
me. I spoke to Rooty about his first
Test here and he said the occasion
really got to him.
“He said the first innings he
had was all a bit of a blur and his
adrenaline got going with the crowd
and he ended up playing a shot he
wouldn’t have played in a normal
situation, so it is about managing the
expectations and your own emotions
when you’re out there which is key.”
you’ve got a hundred or nought, the
England have not won a Test
moment you sit down you can feel
in Brisbane since 1986, with
the adrenaline disappear
Australia having not lost
and it is a feeling you can’t
against anyone at the
replicate anywhere else.
“Gabbatoir” since 1988.
I do enjoy that and I
Malan, five Tests
like getting my heart
into his career, will
beating and it makes
Years since England
not just have to cope
you feel alive.”
last won a Test
with 42,000 baying
England’s batsmen
match at Brisbane’s
Australians when he
are expecting to pay
Gabba ground
comes out to bat but
a physical price, with
the challenge of facing
Malan admitting bruises
three pace bowlers in
will be an occupational
Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
hazard against this
and Josh Hazelwood on
Australian attack. “I’d be
the Gabba’s fast and
a bit surprised if you got
bouncy pitch.
to walk out of this Test
Of that trio, Starc
series without a few
and Cummins
knocks, but you’ve got
Tests Dawid Malan
comfortably bowl
to embrace that and
has played, starting
in excess of 90 mph
know it is part and
with his debut
on a regular basis. It
parcel of the game,”
against South Africa
a good job then that
he said.
in July this year
Malan relishes such
“Speaking to some of
tests of nerve. He said: “I
the older Aussie players,
don’t think many people enjoy
they talk about having heart
facing it, but it is a great challenge
more than about having technique
and when you walk off, whether
and it is about how bad you want
it and willing you are to take the
odd blow here and there and guts it
I don’t think many people through.
It is never going to be easy,
enjoy facing it... I like
Test cricket is not designed to be
getting my heart beating
easy or everyone would do it. I do
think it is more about your ticker
and it makes you feel alive
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RUGBY UNION
Lyon: It would be
good if we got
Root dropped
Aussie coach Cheika faces
investigation over ref rage
» Continued from back page
By Jack de Menezes
Dawid Malan
(right) visits the
pooldeck at the
Gabba with James
Vince (left) and
Jake Ball yesterday
GETTY IMAGES
here than anything else. Whether
the ball is coming down to you at 80
miles an hour or 90 miles an hour it
is about trusting your instincts and
trusting your game and having the
heart to get through it.”
Asked if he has ever been scared
facing extreme pace, Malan replies:
“I haven’t yet. We’ll find out.”
Mitchell Johnson certainly put the
frighteners on England’s batsmen
during the last Ashes series here in
2013-14, when the fast bowler’s 37
wickets inspired Australia to a 5-0
whitewash.
That ordeal has been discussed
by the current squad, who will be
spared facing the retired Johnson
but will have to cope with Cummins
and Starc who could prove just as
intimidating. Malan and the rest of
England’s batsmen will find out over
the coming days and weeks whether
their preparations have been
enough or not. THE INDEPENDENT
Jake Ball is out to prove
himself in Australia after
returning to full fitness in the
nick of time for an Ashes debut.
The 26-year-old seamer insists he
is “fully fit” again after straining
ankle ligaments earlier in the tour.
didn’t I go home, then? That’s
completely ridiculous and all I can
do is laugh. It’s wholeheartedly
untrue. I stayed out there and
what hurt me more was that I got
dropped for the last two Tests.”
Lyon believes Joe Root’s team
are on course for more pain when
the forthcoming series starts at
the Gabba on Thursday, telling
England they will face two men – in
Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins
– who are quicker than Johnson
as well as “the best bowler in the
world” in Josh Hazelwood.
“They are [faster than Johnson]
in the nets, definitely,” he said.
“I saw Steve Smith land on his
backside the other day, Johnson
didn’t do that. To have two guys
bowling that fast, I know I’m not
getting in the nets to face them
because they are bowling way too
quick for my liking. They are class
bowlers but the best bowler in the
world is Josh Hazlewood.”
Jonathan Trott, who flew home
with a stress-related illness after
the Brisbane Test; Graeme Swann,
who retired after Perth and Kevin
Pietersen, never selected again
following the series, were three
players whose international
careers were effectively
terminated by the end of the
2013-14 Ashes tour. Coach Andy
Flower also lost his job, while Root
was dropped for the final Test.
Asked if he hoped Australia
could end careers again this time,
Lyon said: “I hope so. I didn’t end
any careers. Mitchell Johnson
ended them. If you ask him he’ll
say it was quite satisfying if you
look at his past, the pressures the
English put him under with the
Barmy Army and everything.
“I know Root got dropped last
time when he was here, so it’d be
good to get him dropped again
wouldn’t it?” THE INDEPENDENT
COUNTY CRICKET
Gillespie in as
Sussex coach
By Derren Howard
Jason Gillespie has been appointed
head coach at Sussex. The former
Australia bowler and Yorkshire coach
has agreed a three-year contract and
will begin work in the new year.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity of taking the reins at such a
proud and traditional club,” Gillespie
said. “I know there is some excitement around the capabilities of the
current playing group.”
During a 10-year international
career, he took 402 wickets in 169
appearances in all three formats for
Australia. As a coach, he led Yorkshire to County Championship titles
in 2014 and 2015 and has been in
charge of Adelaide Strikers for the
past two Big Bash League seasons.
Australia coach Michael Cheika is
under investigation for his reaction
during the 30-6 defeat by England
on Saturday after confusion arose
over a comment that he made in response to a disallowed try.
Cheika raged at a number of decisions from referee Ben O’Keeffe
and television match official Simon
McDowell, with the Wallabies having two tries disallowed, two players
sent to the sin-bin and a controversial score given to England on their
way to a record victory.
The Australian head coach reacted most angrily to Michael Hooper’s
try being chalked off, with O’Keeffe
checking with the TMO to see whether the Wallabies captain was offside
at the time when centre Tevita Kuridrani kicked the ball forwards. When
O’Keeffe confirmed that he was – and
subsequently ruled out the try and
awarded a penalty to England – Cheika applauded sarcastically and muttered what appeared to be “f**king
genius” under his breath – though
there have been suggestions that he
actually said “f**king cheat”.
His actions have caught the attention of the match disciplinary
officer, Jon Davis and the autumn
international disciplinary committee, which issued a a statement yesterday saying: “Following various
media reports and a referral from
World Rugby, the disciplinary officer
for the autumn internationals is investigating comments and conduct
attributed to the head coach of the
Australia national team, Michael
Cheika, during the match between
England and Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.”
Cheika is set to find out if he will
be charged over the incident today.
Speaking with Bein Sports after the
Michael Cheika (right) in his seat at Twickenham on Saturday. His response to
certain refereeing decisions is now being investigated GETTY IMAGES
Maybe I did swear. It
happens sometimes. Has it
happened to you? Maybe the
TV camera wasn’t on you
match, Cheika denied using the word
and walked out of the interview soon
after. “Not at all, no, I never said…”
Cheika answered. “Is that what it’s
coming down to? I’m trying to have an
interview without trying to get stuck
into that and you want to try and
keep making it. Maybe I did swear. It
happens sometimes in life. Has it happened to you? Maybe the TV camera
wasn’t on you at the time.”
Cheika later revealed that he had
received a “gobful” of abuse from
fans during the match, and that he
had been involved in an incident with
one supporter in particular when he
made his way down from the coach’s
box to the touchline. “There are
plenty of fans giving me a gobful, I
can assure you, and not nice, not
pleasant, but that is the way it goes,”
Cheika said. “I know when I walk
down the stairs that I’m going to cop
abuse but that’s the way she rolls.”
Meanwhile, Eddie Jones has confirmed that flanker Sam Underhill
will not be risked for the final autumn international against Samoa
this weekend after suffering concussion in the victory over Australia.
Underhill lasted just 17 minutes
and Jones said:“It’s just that was his
second concussion this season so
we’ve taken the view that we won’t
risk him this week.” THE INDEPENDENT
WALES
Gatland again targets his Kiwi
critics ahead of All Blacks test
By Phil Blanche
Wales coach Warren Gatland prepares to face New Zealand again
admitting he would like to get some
people “into a corner of a room on
their own” after last summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.
Gatland guided the Lions to a historic series draw against the world
champions in their own backyard –
only the second time the visitors had
avoided defeat in 113 years of touring there. But the series was marked
by controversy as the New Zealand
media launched several personal attacks on Gatland, who was even depicted as a clown on one front page.
“There was some pretty underhand stuff going on. It was challenging,” Gatland said, ahead of the All
Blacks’ visit to Cardiff on Saturday.
There are one or two people I would
like to get into a corner of a room on
Warren Gatland admitted he’d like
to ‘get one or two people in a corner
of a room on their own with me’
their own with me. But that might
wait for another day.”
Gatland, however, did not include
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen in
that category, despite the apparently tense relationship between
the two men. The pair traded barbs
throughout the series and the war
of words reopened last month after
Gatland said he had “hated” coaching the Lions because of the “press
and the negativity” in New Zealand.
Hansen responded by suggesting
that Gatland should give up coaching if that was the case, and said he
would not be reading his fellow New
Zealander’s book on the series.
But Gatland was keen to play
down any ill-feeling between the
pair ahead of their Principality Stadium reunion. “People try to make a
lot of stuff about myself and Steve,
but from my point of view there are
no issues between us,” Gatland said.
“I have a huge amount of respect for
what he has achieved in the game,
and the success he has had as an All
Black coach. He has been absolutely
outstanding. I look forward to catching up with him on Saturday, having
a beer after the game.
“In recent years on a couple of
occasions we have gone out as two
management groups for meals
during the week.”
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NEWCASTLE
FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Staveley group
‘make offer’
to buy club
from Ashley
By Damian Spellman
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley
has received a formal offer for
the club, it is understood. Reports
emerged last night that Amanda
Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners
had tabled a substantial bid.
However, it is understood that
while an offer has been made by one
of the parties interested in mounting a takeover, it is significantly
below the £300m figure that owner
Mike Ashley is looking for. The ball
is in Ashley’s court as he decides
whether to accept the approach,
having stated his intention to push
through a deal before Christmas.
PCP is one of a series of prospective buyers to have signed
non-disclosure agreements with
the club and entered into the process of due diligence. The group,
which is said to be worth between
£28bn and £30bn, is headed by
Staveley, who played a key role
in Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of
Manchester City in 2008.
She caused a stir when she was
spotted in the crowd for the Magpies’ 1-1 Premier League draw
with Liverpool at St James’ Park
in October, and though her presence was played down, the situation has developed significantly.
Ashley, who has been in charge
of Newcastle for more than a
decade, is looking to offload a club
he has twice put on the market
before to no avail.
During the sportswear magnate’s tenure, Newcastle have
been relegated from the Premier League twice, though have
bounced back at the first attempt
on both occasions.
Ashley, who paid £134.4m for
the business in 2007, admitted
during the summer that he could
not provide manager Rafael Benitez with the finances he wanted to
fully rebuild his squad.
The Spaniard’s fears over the
playing resources at his disposal
have proved well-founded in recent weeks with the club having
lost their last three league games
to take the edge off a positive start
to the campaign.
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Izquierdo does his level best to pull
Brighton back from brink of defeat
by Mathew Ryan, before Brighton Brighton & Hove Albion
got into their stride. Davy Propper’s
through-ball sent Izquierdo haring
clear only to curl his shot around Lee
Ryan
STOKE CITY
Grant but also wide of a post.
Choupo-Moting 28, Zouma 41
2
Brighton went close again when a
Duffy
Dunk
Bru o
ng
Gross free-kick was met by the head
By Andy Sims
of Propper, but the ball flew straight
AT THE AMEX STADIUM
into the arms of Grant. The hosts
were in the ascendency, but suddenly Knockaert Stephens Propper Izquierdoo
Jose Izquierdo snatched a point for found themselves behind in the 28th
Brighton as they twice came from minute when Xherdan Shaqiri lifted a
Murray
behind. The Seagulls’ club record long ball into the area.
signing struck after an hour to exLewis Dunk misjudged the flight,
C upo-Mot g
tend their unbeaten run to
but Choupo-Moting read it
five matches. Eric Maxim
perfectly, expertly bringShaqiri
Sobhi
Choupo -Moting had
ing the ball down before
fired Stoke, looking
sidefooting past Ryan.
Diouf
Pieters
cher
All
to climb into the top
It was the Cam10 with a win, into
eroon forward’s third
The number of
an early lead. Then a
goal of the season, Wim er
uma
Shawcross
times Peter Crouch
frantic two minutes
and his first since his
has come on as a
before the interval
two goals earned a 2-2
sub in the Premier
Grant
saw Brighton equalise
draw against ManchesLeague – a new
through Pascal Gross,
ter
United in September. Stoke City
record
before Kurt Zouma headBrighton were incensed
Brighton March (Izquierdo, 74), Brown
ed home his first Stoke goal.
when Shawcross tripped Substitutions:
(Gross, 84), Schelotto (Knockaert, 84); Stoke Crouch
Izquierdo had the final say with his Glenn Murray in the box, only for ref- (Shaqiri, 73) .
Brighton Murray.
second goal since since his £13million eree Lee Mason to refuse them what Booked:
Man of the match Shaqiri.
summer switch from Club Brugge to looked a clear penalty.
Match rating 7/10.
Possession:
54% Stoke 46%.
secure a point.
Shawcross knew he was fortu- Attempts onBrighton
target: Brighton 3 Stoke 6.
A surprisingly open game saw nate, admitting afterwards: “I think Referee L Mason (Lancashire).
Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross I clipped him. The referee didn’t have Attendance 29,676.
have an early header tipped over the best angle. It probably was a penBRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Gross 44, Izquierdo 60
2
143
Amanda Staveley was spotted at a
Newcastle home game last month
alty.” Nevertheless, just before the
interval Brighton hauled themselves
level courtesy of a third goal of the
season for Gross.
The impressive Propper tip-toed
past four Stoke defenders before
being forced out wide, from where he
laid the ball back for Gross to smash
through the legs of Grant.
But moments later Stoke retook
the lead, Choupo-Moting heading
Darren Fletcher’s corner back across
goal for Zouma to nod home his first
Potters goal. However, Zouma was at
fault when Brighton equalised for a
second time on the hour, missing his
header and allowing Murray to touch
the ball through to Izquierdo.
The winger initially tried to cross
the ball, but it bounced back off Kevin
Wimmer, allowing Izquierdo to prod
home from close range.
Peter Crouch came on for Stoke,
setting a new Premier League record
with his 143rd substitute appearance
in the process, but he was unable to
mark it with a winner.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes was
reasonably happy with the result.
“It’s an away point and you have to
be happy with that. Brighton didn’t
create much so we are disappointed
with their goals. Overall we were in
control of the game.”
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21 NOVEMBER 2017
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: GROUP H
GROUP F
Rose considered
for recall as Spurs
aim to win group
Stones loss is
‘opportunity’
for Guardiola
By Jack Pitt-Brooke
Danny Rose is in contention to return
to the Tottenham team for tonight’s
Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund. Rose was left out
of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for
Saturday’s defeat to Arsenal and the
manager was forced to deny a rift
with the player. The defender, who
Pochettino said was left out at the
Emirates for fitness reasons, is back
in the squad for the Group H meeting
at Signal Iduna Park.
“He’s doing well,” said Pochettino
yesterday. “Today he’s going to train
with the group and tomorrow we will
decide if he will play.”
Tottenham may still sting after
getting turned over by Arsenal but in
Europe they are on the brink of something special. Spurs have qualified for
the last-16 and need three points from
their last two games – the final tie is
APOEL Nicosia at Wembley – to ensure they win the group. That would
be a remarkable achievement, given
the quality of their group, their struggles in Europe last season, and how
low expectations were for this season’s Champions League.
“We are qualified for the next stage,
we are so happy for that,” Pochettino
added. “At the same period, one
year ago, we were in Monaco, and
after that game we were out of the
Champions League. Now we are in
the next stage. It is so important that
By Andy Hampson
Tottenham Hotspur
or s
Sanchez
Aurier
Vertonghe
Dier
Winks
Dembélé
Eriksen
Rose
Alli
Kane
Possible teams for tonight’s match v Borussia
Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park
Kick-off 7.45pm;
TV BT Sport 3 (7pm).
Referee C Turpin (Fr)
Group H details
Tottenham
Real Madrid
B Dortmund
APOEL
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4
4
4
W
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1
2
2
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F A Pts
10 3 10
8 5
7
4 8
2
2 8
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Remaining fixtures
Tottenham: Tonight B Dortmund (a); 6
Dec APOEL (h).
the team has stepped up: in the Premier League we are in a very good
position. We are very disappointed
because of the last game, but the expectation was different. We believed
we were going to the Emirates to win.
We are very disappointed, but we
need to keep going.”
While Spurs’ title challenge is
threatening to falter, they have saved
Mauricio Pochettino could bring Danny Rose back into his Tottenham team to
face Borussia Dortmund tonight GETTY IMAGES
some of their best performances for
Europe. They drew 1-1 at Real Madrid and recorded thumping 3-1 wins
at Wembley over Madrid and Dortmund. Now, three points clear, Spurs
can look back with pride.
“Our challenge changed because
we were so good in the first four
games, drawing in Madrid and beating them at Wembley,” Pochettino
said. “It is a massive achievement,
and so good for the players. If we can
take first position and finish on top
it is important. We are going to play
with our best team, fresh players, not
taking risks because their health is
most important.”
So some of the pressure is taken off
what could have been a very difficult
game. That will free Pochettino to
make changes. He he is likely to bring
Harry Winks and Serge Aurier back
into the team, and may recall HeungMin Son. THE INDEPEDENT
GROUP E
We’ve reached crunch time, says Klopp
By Carl Markham
IN SEVILLE
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
admits it is now crunch time for his
side in the Champions League. They
top Group E and a win against Sevilla in Spain will see them qualify for
the knockout stages with a match to
spare. However, their hosts have an
impressive home record – they have
not lost at the Sanchez Pizjuan since
November last year.
“In the group stage, you cannot
choose where you get the points from
but when you get to the end the more
decisive games are,” said Klopp, who
is still frustrated at dropping two
points at home to Sevilla due to a late
equaliser in September.
“It felt quite average when we conceded a goal at home to Sevilla [to
draw 2-2] and if we had not conceded
this goal the situation would have
been even better. This is the game,
against Sevilla in Seville. They are
a very experienced football-playing
team and that’s the Champions
League.”
The Sanchez Pizchuan is renowned
for its atmosphere and Klopp says his
players will have to handle it. “The at-
mosphere here is really famous and it
is our job to make the game not that
enjoyable – other teams try it when
they come to Anfield,” he added.
“I have played twice here with two
teams, Mainz and Dortmund, and
it [the atmosphere] depends on the
performance. But we are not here to
Liverpool
ar us
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Lovren
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Possible teams for tonight’s match v Sevilla at Estadio
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Kick-off 7.45pm;
TV Bt Sport 2 (7pm).
Referee F Brych (Ger)
Group E details
Liverpool
Sevilla
Spartak M
NK Maribor
Liverpool players in high spirits ahead
of tonight’s game in Seville
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4
4
4
4
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2
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13 3
8
8 8
7
8 5
5
1 14
1
Remaining fixtures
Liverpool: Tonight Sevilla (a); 6 Dec
Spartak Moscow (h).
enjoy the atmosphere, we are here to
get a result.”
Winger Mohamed Salah, the Premier League’s top scorer with nine,
will be key to Liverpool’s success or
otherwise in Seville. Asked whether
the £38million summer signing had
exceded expectations with 14 goals
in 18 appearances in all competitions
Klopp said: “He has reached them at
least, that’s clear.
“I like Mo and his goals but we
don’t have to talk about that as it’s in
the past. I’m more interested in his
statistics tomorrow night. It was not
luck that he scored, he gets fantastic
goals. He could build confidence off
this.”
Liverpool travelled without injured
centre-back Joel Matip, who should
recover from a groin problem in time
for Saturday’s visit of Chelsea. Midfielder Adam Lallana, who has yet to
play a competitive match after a preseason thigh injury, was on the plane
but may have to bide his time.
“He is getting nearer and nearer,
but we need him for the rest of the
season and not for the next weeks,”
Klopp said. “He is really knocking on
the door and it’s fantastic that he is
back. It’s great.”
Pep Guardiola believes the loss
of John Stones will present Manchester City with a tough examination of their title credentials in
the coming weeks. The centreback faces six weeks out with a
hamstring injury sustained in
Saturday’s win at Leicester.
The return of captain Vincent
Kompany at the weekend after
his lay-off is timely but given the
Belgian’s patchy fitness record,
the Premier League leaders do
appear short of defensive cover.
Nicolas Otamendi will return from
suspension but the only other
specialist options are the muchmaligned Eliaquim Mangala and
largely untried youngster Tosin
Adarabioyo.
“We don’t have a big squad,”
said Guardiola ahead of today’s
Champions League clash with
Feyenoord. “It is a big pity we
lost a month and a half of Vincent
Kompany in the national team and
now John Stones. To win the titles
we need all the squad, especially
important players like John and
Vinny. On the other side, we have
an opportunity. We have to play
12 games in a short space of time
with only three central defenders.
One of them is a risk, in Vincent
only just back.
“It is not easy but I want to see
how we react. Always when you
are champions you have to handle
the big situations, the tough situations. When everyone is ready and
comfortable, that is not when you
get credit.”
Mangala, who spent last season
on loan at Valencia, looked set to
leave the club in the summer but
City’s failure to sign Jonny Evans
from West Bromwich earned him
a reprieve. He replaced Stones
following his injury at Leicester.
The 26-year-old said: “Football
is like this. You have to be ready
to take the opportunity. We need
more than 11 players.”
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Remaining fixtures
Man City: Tonight Feyenoord (h); 6
Dec Shakhtar Donetsk (a).
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WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Guardiola: I will
miss drinking
wine with Tony
» Continued from back page
to Allardyce (below) say he is
still unsure about taking a club
role right now.
Albion’s assistant manager
Gary Megson, who was in
charge of the club between
2000 and 2004 and returned
in the summer, has been put in
caretaker charge.
Albion are just a point and a
place above the relegation zone
after an 11-game winless run
in all competitions ahead of
Saturday’s trip to Tottenham.
Chairman John Williams
told the club’s official website:
“These decisions are never
taken lightly but always in the
interests of the club.
“We are in a results business
and, over the back end of
last season and this season
to date, ours have been very
disappointing.”
Pulis succeeded
Alan Irvine
when the
Baggies were
a point above
the relegation
zone in
January 2015,
eventually
leading them to
13th. They finished
14th in 2015-16 and came 10th
last season but failed to win any
of their final nine matches.
Manchester City manager
Pep Guardiola paid tribute to
him yesterday. “I am a little bit
disappointed because I have a
great relationship with Tony
Pulis. Every time we went
against West Brom he was an
amazing man, so gentle. Always
we drink a good red wine and
hopefully we can do it again in
the future.” THE INDEPENDENT
Fifthsackingofseason
Tony Pulis became the fifth
Premier League manager to be
sacked this season. The other
four to lose their jobs are:
1 Frank de Boer (Crystal
Palace) 11 September
The first coach to go after a
winless first four league games.
2 Craig Shakespeare (Leicester)
17 October
Paid the price with the club in
the relegation zone after a sixgame losing streak.
3 Ronald Koeman (Everton)
23 October
A return of two victories out of
nine league matches with the
club in the relegation zone and
enough was enough.
4 Slaven Bilic (West Ham)
6 November
Left London Stadium with
the best points record of any
West Ham manager, but a run
of poor results and a plunge
into the relegation zone gave
owners a reason for change.
One of the complicating factors
is the unprecedented economic
structure of the game now, and how
the resources available to the top
clubs have closed off any kind of
upward mobility to a greater degree
than ever before. The other side is
the dire economic consequence of
getting relegated, effectively locking
so many clubs into the middle of
the league. It arguably applies to
more to the game than that. Football
as many as 11 clubs: West Brom,
is above anything an escape. It is
Stoke City, Swansea City, Watford,
something we first get interested in
Burnley, Newcastle, Bournemouth,
because it excites and moves
Southampton, Stoke City, West
us. It offers a hope, a charge
Ham United, Swansea City,
of enjoyment. Think of
Crystal Palace and even
the very base feelings
the club that gave their
when your team is just
fans the ultimate hope
starting a counterand deliverance on it:
West
Brom
attack in a tight
Leicester City.
are
looking
to
game, when space
This situation has
appoint their
suddenly opens up in
meant it is ultimately a
sixth permanent
the opposition half and
good
business decision
manager since 2011
anything looks possible.
to appoint managers like
This is one of the
Pulis, since they further
reasons we keep supporting
strengthen that locked-in
teams – and teams have a certain
position… but then being locked in
duty here. They should, at the very
to anything runs against the very life
least, play football that offers the
of the game. It means clubs are just
hope something else is possible…
“existing” when the game is supposed
that they are not just “existing”.
to be about so much more than that.
Dismissing Pulis is a risk –
but it’s a risk worth taking
Fans entitled to expect more than safety-first football
By Miguel Delaney
One of the more engaging issues
arising from the sacking of Tony
Pulis is that this is the current West
Bromwich owners’ first decision
to make in this regard, the first
time they have to pick their own
candidate as manager.
There is therefore an
unpredictability around the club just
now, an excitement and even – finally
– a sense of hope. These feelings,
that have been missing from the
Hawthorns all year, reveal the
dilemma at being a mid-table club.
It is about what fans have a right to
expect.
Pulis ultimately was sacked
because he had stopped picking up
the points that made his teams so
resilient. It led to a lot of respect
for his management, and almost
became the model for mid-table
stability. That stability is something
that fans of many struggling clubs
would crave, and they might well say
that disgruntled Baggies fans should
be careful what they wish for… until
they get it themselves.
While acknowledging that Pulis’s
general managerial effectiveness
deserves respect, West Brom fans
should not be criticised for wanting
more than the safety of remaining
mid-table. They are right. There is
Could it be that it
will become financially
important for clubs to
play a more appealing style?
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Coleman admits he
faces ‘daunting task’
in reversing decline
“If you’re pretending to give your
best, that’s unforgivable. We need to
Chris Coleman blows out his cheeks. get the supporters back with us and
“My memories of Sunderland?” marching with us.”
he says. “Roker Park. I used to love
There was energy and pride and
playing there. Most managers have there has not been an awful lot of
played football in their career and that at the Stadium of Light since
you remember things and I remem- Sam Allardyce took the England job
ber thinking, ‘Phwoar, this mob at in the summer of 2016. Then SunSunderland!’
derland were a Premier League club
“The backing the fans gave the and when Moyes arrived he spent
team, especially when the team is £30million and spoke repeatedly of
showing something, that stands out. not doing due diligence and gave the
As soon as the word Sunderland was impression – which he confirmed
mentioned to me, I did not think, when he joined West Ham – that he
“We are bottom of the championship regretted taking over at Sunderland.
and been relegated, I just thought,
There was no suggestion of regret
‘That is a big, big football club.’
from Coleman, who insisted a
Instinctively I said yes.”
difference of opinion with
Sunderland felt alive
the Wales FA was why he
as Coleman spoke at
had ended his six-year
his official unveiling
stint as the nation’s
as the club’s new manmanager.
The number of home
ager. It was hard not
He revealed there
games Sundeland
to feel the contrast to
would be no great
have gone without
the moribund days of
transfer kitty to dip
a win – an all-time
David Moyes (who preinto in January. “I am
record in league
ceded the similarly disnot going to pull punchfootball
astrous Simon Grayson).
es, an area we need to look
Then it felt like Sunderland
at is recruitment,” he added.
were slipping slowly into
“I’m not going into January
the abyss. They still might,
with millions of pounds to
This will
but Coleman at least was
spend. I haven’t been promthrowing punches.
possibly be the ised huge transfer funds.
The language felt more biggest club I’ll My first meeting with playakin to when Niall Quinn ever manage. ers has been good. Really,
breathed life through the
it’s all about transparency.
club’s corridors. Coleman If I wasn’t
If players come off the pitch
could not have pressed committed, I
having tried everything you
many more buttons in his wouldn’t bring have asked them, and you
attempt to galvanise sup- my wife and
do not get three points, fair
porters. “This will pos- children here
enough but as long as they
sibly be the biggest club I
have tried that.
will ever manage,” he said.
“I want accountability,
“There aren’t many clubs in the Pre- and the players have to be accountmier League as big as Sunderland. able. I want to remove all the excuses.
If it’s not me, someone else will do it Once you do that it’s a much better
here, I hope to God it’s me.”
environment to work in. To do that,
There was honesty, “It’s a daunt- they have to know what is expected
ing task” he said several times. He Monday to Friday then put that into
spoke of commitment. “If I wasn’t practice on a Saturday. If you haven’t
committed I wouldn’t move my wife got perseverance and resilience,
and two young children up here.” forget your talent, talent won’t matHe spoke of building a new culture ter. You need more than that. I haven’t
and he said what Sunderland’s fans come here with a bag of magic.”
have needed to hear for some time. THE INDEPENDENT
By Martin Hardy
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Tony Pulis appeared
to offer West Brom a
pair of safe hands but
their recent terrible
run brought about his
downfall GETTY
Indeed the fact that these clubs
can only really “exist” in the
Premier League only deepens the
necessity to offer a more hopeful
style of football, to at least apply an
approach that creates opportunity –
that creates that sense of hope.
And maybe, too, this is changing
because of the altering economic
landscape of the game. There
is much discussion now about
broadcasting deals, and the selling of
football abroad as a spectacle. Could
it be that we will get to a situation
where it is financially important for
clubs to play a more appealing style;
to help “sell” themselves?
There has already been some
indication of this with Watford, in
the way sources suggested that one
of the reasons they replaced Walter
Mazzarri with Marco Silva was
because of his media profile.
Could that be the future? That
remains to be seen. West Brom’s
future now suddenly looks very
different, very exciting. They may well
be running a risk – but risk is what
makes the game worth watching.
Risk is what gives it its energy. Its
flipside is opportunity and hope and
excitement. THE INDEPENDENT
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The stories you
need to know
FOOTBALL
FA launches Leeds
investigation
Leeds face possible disciplinary
action from the Football
Association after objects were
thrown from the stands during
Sunday’s home win against
Middlesbrough. Missiles
were thrown in the direction
of a linesman by Leeds fans
after referee Keith Stroud’s
controversial decision to award
Boro a second-half penalty
and the FA have launched an
investigation.
CYCLING
CRICKET
UK Sport denies
Varnish threat
McGrath new head
coach of Essex
UK Sport chief executive
officer Liz Nicholl has denied
threatening Jess Varnish with
bankruptcy in their legal dispute,
but warned there would be
“significant implications” if
the former track cyclist wins.
Earlier this month at a hearing
in Manchester, Varnish defeated
a UK Sport attempt to have her
case against the elite funding
agency and British Cycling
thrown out at the first hurdle.
Anthony McGrath has been
promoted as Essex’s new head
coach. The former Yorkshire and
England all-rounder worked for
the past two years as deputy to
Chris Silverwood, who has left to
become the national side’s new
fast bowling coach. McGrath
provides continuity to the side
which won the 2017 County
Championship in their first
season back in the top flight.
» Gillespie joins Sussex, p51
BOXING
Haye forced to delay Bellew rematch
David Haye (above, right) has been forced to postpone his rematch with
Tony Bellew after tearing a bicep during training. The heavyweight, 37,
has withdrawn from the fight scheduled for 17 December at London’s
O2 Arena but is not considering retirement and hopes to instead fight
his rival in the first half of next year. “I am devastated to announce my
much-anticipated rematch against Tony Bellew has been postponed until
March 24 or May 5, subject to scheduling,” Haye said.
FOOTBALL
Mislintat to head
Arsenal scouting
Chris Coleman displays his new colours at Sunderland’s training ground after
his official unveiling as the club’s new manager SUNDERLAND VIA GETTY IMAGES
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Arsenal have landed a major coup
by luring Borussia Dortmund
chief scout Sven Mislintat to head
up their recruitment department
from next month. He has joined
after the Gunners agreed to pay
compensation – believed to be
significantly lower than the £1.6m
figure reported in Germany – to
release him from his contract,
which ran to 2021.
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Allardyce on
West Brom’s
list for new
manager
By Ed Malyon
West Bromwich Albion want a
manager with Premier League
experience who can recapture the
fans’ imagination after Tony Pulis’s
stifling reign ended yesterday.
The Baggies parted company with
the Welshman after a run of just two
wins in 21 league games, culminat­
ing in the 4­0 embarrassment by
Chelsea at the Hawthorns on Satur­
day. They are already on the lookout
for someone who can help the club
reconnect with a fanbase that grew
tired of Pulis’s attritional football
but also boasts experience in the
English top flight.
It is understood Sam Allardyce
will be one of those sounded out
over the vacancy, though Roberto
Mancini, Walter Mazzarri and Alan
Pardew are all also known to be
keen on a Premier League return
and roughly fit Albion’s criteria.
Should Allardyce wish to succeed
Pulis at West Brom, he would owe
Crystal Palace around £2m in com­
pensation per the agreement made
when the south Londoners let him
out of his contract. Sources close
» Continued on p54
Sport
No joke for Stoke chokers Hughes’ men twice
fail to hold lead as dogged Albion claim a point
» Brighton 2-2 Stoke City, match report p52
21.11.17
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FOOTBALL
Rose back in
Spurs squad
and in line
for a recall
P50-51
Jose Izquierdo is
congratulated after
scoring Brighton’s
second equaliser
last night GETTY
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Malan insists
he has the
heart for
Ashes ordeal
Ashes war of words ignited
by Lyon attack on England
By Chris Stocks
IN BRISBANE
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Former champs
mourn the loss
of Jana Novotna
at 49
Nathan Lyon has launched an extra­
ordinary attack on England just two
days before the Ashes begin, warn­
ing that Australia’s fast bowlers are
relishing the prospect of ending
careers as they aim to replicate the
carnage caused by Mitchell Johnson
four years ago.
The off­spinner (right) admitted
watching England disintegrate as
Johnson’s 37 wickets paved the
way for a 5­0 series whitewash
in 2013­14 was the highlight of
his career.
He also accused Matt
Prior, England’s wicket­
keeper who was dropped
for the final two matches
of that series, of trying to
get out of the tour before
the third Test in Perth
because he was “scared”.
“Being part of that
squad [in 2013­14] was unbelievable,
and it’s one of my fondest series,”
said Lyon. “Seeing Mitchell John­
son scare all the Poms was unbe­
lievable. You could
sense the fear.
“I was at leg slip and
I nearly had to push a
couple of the guys back to­
wards the stumps.
“It was an unbelievable
feeling knowing that they were bro­
ken. Leading into Perth we knew
that they were, we knew Matt Prior
wanted to fly home before the game
started and he was one of the sen­
ior players. He was scared. It’s four
years ago. I think he’s alright now.”
Prior, who averaged 17.83 in that
series but was only dismissed by
Johnson twice in six innings, has
responded to Lyon’s claims, saying:
“That’s absolutely laughable. If that
was the case and I was scared why
» Continued on p51
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