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The hounds
who bring
life to
British pubs
60
Helen
of Troy
‘too fluffy’
for TV
Brexit
rebellion
gathers
pace
Hair of
the dog
P6
P26
THE
MONDAY
23 OCTOBER 2017
Number 2,157
News.co.uk
‘Cancer was the
best thing to
happen to me’
L u c y C o o ke
P20
PA P E R – B R I TA I N ’ S F I R S T A N D O N LY C O N C I S E Q UA L I T Y T I T L E
Borrow
more
to tackle
housing
crisis
P5
Mugabe fired
as global
‘goodwill
ambassador’
after four
days
P15
Put down your
smartphone
Ian Birrell
» Government preparing to relax austerity
drive and borrow billions to build new homes
» Cabinet ministers back plan to exploit
record-low interest rates and boost infrastructure
» No need to build on green belt, minister insists
P56
Five-star
Gunners push
Koeman closer
to the brink
... and Spurs
thump Liverpool
P30
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The day at
a glance
MONDAY
23
OCTOBER
Quote of the day
A poet who reads his
verse in public may have
other nasty habits
ROBERT HEINLEIN
PM to cut wait for
universal credit
Theresa May is poised to order a
reduction in the period claimants
must wait for their first payment of
universal credit, amid warnings the
issue could become her “poll tax”.
Conservative backbenchers said
they had been assured changes were
on the way. PAGE 8
FRANCE
UNITED STATES
TERRORISM
British woman dies
in boat accident
ITALY
New York bans
elephants in shows
Minister: kill all Isis
Britons in Syria
Caligula mosaic to
return to museum
A British woman has died after a
boat accident in southern France on
Saturday night. The 27-year-old was
thrown overboard when the boat
she was on collided with a warning
beacon on the river Rhône. Her
body was found six metres below the
surface, firefighters near Avignon
told the AFP news agency.
New York has banned the use of
elephants in entertainment acts
such as circuses and parades.
“Elephants will no longer be
subjected to this cruel abuse,”
Andrew Cuomo, the governor, said
in a tweet. He said in a statement
that it was “dangerous to their
health and potentially abusive”.
A minister has said the only way of
dealing with British Isis recruits in
Syria is to kill them. Rory Stewart,
an international development
minister, said fighters could expect
to be killed given the threat they
posed: “These people have moved
away from any kind of allegiance to
the British Government.”
A piece of mosaic flooring from
one of the ceremonial ships built by
Emperor Caligula is being sent back
to Italy where it will be returned to
Nemi Naval Museum in Rome. The
piece of marble flooring, which dates
back to 37-41 AD, was discovered
by investigators at a collector’s
apartment in New York.
SWITZERLAND
GERMANY
ENTERTAINMENT
Thousands march
against racism
Paddington backers Two-thirds irritated
‘to cut Weinstein ties’ by their neighbours
Several thousand people have
marched past Berlin’s Reichstag to
protest against “hate and racism
in parliament” as 92 newly elected
politicians from the nationalist, antimigration Alternative for Germany
party prepare to take their seats.
The new parliament holds its first
session tomorrow.
The producers of the Paddington
Bear films are thought to be trying to
pull out of a deal with the Weinstein
Company in the wake of the sexual
assault allegations against co-founder
Harvey Weinstein. The company
was set to distribute Paddington 2,
which stars Hugh Bonneville and
Sally Hawkins. PAGE 20
Some 64 per cent of Swiss residents
have neighbours they find annoying,
according to a survey reported by
The Local. Noise was the most cited
problem, including loud music, noisy
children and quarrels. Some 12 per
cent of the more than 1,000 people
surveyed said they rowed with
neighbours several times a year.
RELIGION
Mothers added to
marriage certificates
Mothers’ names could be included
on marriage certificates under new
legislation proposed by the Church
of England. The Home Office has
welcomed the draft bill that it
said would reform the “outdated”
documents that currently include
only the names of the couple’s
fathers. PAGE 11
Birthdays
Glyn Houston (below), actor,
92; Pele, ex-footballer, 77;
Ryan Reynolds, actor, 41;
Cat Deeley, presenter,
41; Charles Goodhart,
economist, 81; Steve
Harmison, cricketer, 39
Hermann Hauser,
entrepreneur, 69
Anniversaries
Tuesday 23 October 1956
Tens of thousands of
people take to the streets
in Hungary to demand an
end to Soviet rule. The day
started with a peaceful
rally but ended with
running battles between
police and demonstrators.
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ECONOMY
The List
Winter sun where
pound goes further
The sagging value of the pound
has made some destinations
unattractive to British
holidaymakers keeping a watchful
eye on their wallets. But do
not despair. Here are the top
12 countries where the pound
has improved compared with
this time last year, according to
FairFX:
1. Argentina 23%
=2. Japan 15%
Seychelles 15%
=4. Sri Lanka 11%
Indonesia 11%
6. Tanzania 10%
=7. Venezuela 9%
Malaysia 9%
Kenya 9%
10. New Zealand 8%
=11. Hong Kong 7%
Jamaica 7%
index
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................36
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
Time is
money
The average daily
commute in
England has risen
from 48 minutes
to 60 minutes over
the past 20 years.
1997
2017
One in seven
commuters spends
at least two hours
per day travelling
to and from work.
GRAPHIC: BEUGISM
Job satisfaction was found to
decrease with the amount of time
spent travelling to work, with an
additional 20 minutes of commuting
being associated with the associated
effect on job satisfaction as a 19 per
cent reduction in personal income.
Three in every five people in England
and Wales travel to work by car or van.
59%
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
Travelling for an extra 20 minutes per day can have the same impact on job satisfaction as a 19
per cent pay cut. The survey of 26,000 employees in England revealed that every extra minute
of travel increases strain and worsens mental health. Dr Kiron Chatterjee, an associate
professor in travel behaviour at the University of the West of England, said: “While longer
commute times were found to reduce job satisfaction, it is also clear that people take on longer
commutes partly to increase their earnings, which in turn improves job satisfaction.”
19%
88
80,0
000
people commute for
three hours or more
each day.
Workers commuting to London
spend an average of 11 per cent of
their salary on travel.
11%
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NEWS
2-27
ThePage3Profile
TIGER WEBB,
JOURNALIST
Friends in high places?
Tiger Webb, a young researcher at the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
the public broadcaster, was left
“flabbergasted” after he called the
office of New Zealand’s newly elected
Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to
check the pronunciation of her name,
only to be put straight through to the
woman herself.
Not usual practice, then?
No indeed. The diligent Webb called
Ardern’s parliamentary office after
hearing a few different pronunciations
of her name. He was transferred to
the offices of her party, New Zealand
Labour, where Ardern (main picture)
herself picked up the phone. “She was
lovely about it. It was quite a short
conversation,” Webb (inset) said.
Does she always answer her
own calls?
The 37-year-old probably
got plenty of practice
answering the phone when
she worked as an aide to Tony
Blair. The daughter of a police
officer and a school canteen
worker, she is known for her downto-earth manner.
Doesn’t she have more pressing
matters to attend to?
“It was funny,” she explained. “I was in a
meeting and my desk phone started to
ring and it doesn’t ring much so I went
over and I saw it was an international
number and I just picked up.”
The story will do her image no
harm, presumably.
Webb, who was inundated with tweets,
said Australians seemed gobsmacked
that a national leader would answer
her own phone, New Zealanders less so.
Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark
tweeted: “That’s New Zealand.”
And how is her name pronounced, for
future reference?
Straight from the horse’s mouth, it’s
“Ah-durn”.
Rachel Roberts
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TELEVISION
‘Gunpowder’ is too
violent, viewers say
Viewers complained that graphic
scenes of execution and torture in
the BBC’s new drama, Gunpowder,
were too “gruesome” for Saturday
night viewing after Strictly Come
Dancing. The three-part series stars
Kit Harington as Robert Catesby,
mastermind of the 1605 plot to blow
up the House of Lords. PAGE 5
SOCIETY
‘Titanic’ victim’s note
sold for £126,000
A letter written by one of the
Titanic’s passengers a day before the
ship sank has sold for £126,000 at
the Henry Aldridge auction house
in Wiltshire. The note, on embossed
Titanic stationery, was penned by
first-class passenger Alexander
Oskar Holverson on 13 April 1912 and
found on his body at sea.
GERMANY
Zoo hopes sex will
cure panda’s habit
Zookeepers in Berlin are hoping to
cure a young female panda’s habit of
walking backwards by introducing
her to sex. They say four-year-old
Meng Meng is in puberty and the
reverse walk is a protest at things
she dislikes. They are hoping
romance with Jiao Qing, a panda
three years her senior, will cure her.
UNITED STATES
Students’ classroom
activities exposed
Entitled “Things I Noticed [My]
Students Doing During Class”,
a list published by a professor of
his class’s internet browsing has
caused embarrassment by exposing
their social media browsing, web
searches, activities such as “buying
$240 worth of turtle necks” and,
predictably, looking up porn.
3
Letter from
the Editor
Oliver Duff
i@inews.co.uk
Dare to dream
When I was editor of the student
paper, we ran a front page revealing
that Cambridge University admitted fewer black students that year
than it did students named White.
This flashback is prompted, 15
years later, by the weekend row
over university access.
MP David Lammy revealed
gobsmacking facts about admissions at Oxford and Cambridge: half
of offers going to kids from London
or the South-east; a third of Oxford
colleges failing to admit a black
British A-level student in 2015;
81 per cent of students coming
from the richest two social groups.
We risk obsessing about
Oxbridge. Tens of thousands
choose not to apply because Oxford
and Cambridge have no monopoly
on elite education. This duo do
top the world university rankings,
though, and remain a barometer
for social mobility – or its decline.
While leading universities
cannot compensate for all shortfalls in state education, it’s easy
for them to blame state schools
and point to their own laudable
but limited access programmes.
Too few teachers meanwhile
push their students towards elite
unis: two in five rarely or never
advise their brightest pupils to
apply to Oxbridge in case they
aren’t good enough or might be
unhappy there, the Sutton Trust
found. Here’s one guaranteed way
for state schools to ensure more
of their students get into (and
change) Oxbridge: apply en masse.
Cambridge and Oxford didn’t
visit my school. If they had, more
of us would have applied. I’m
indebted to my parents, neither of
whom went to university, as well
as to my history teacher Mr Lewis,
for all their hours of determined
encouragement. Dreams and
confidence count. The most
important question any student
must ask themselves is: Why not?
4
NEWS
HEALTH
Wales tightens
drinking laws
with minimum
price for alcohol
of court challenges amid claims it
breaches European law. The UK
Government has said that miniWales will today announce a new mum unit pricing (MUP) in England
law setting a minimum price for the “remains under review pending the
sale of alcohol.
outcome of the legal case between
The Public Health Bill will ad- the Scotch Whisky Association and
dress long-standing concerns the Scottish Government, and the
around the effects of excessive impact of the implementation of
drinking and the availability of this policy in Scotland”.
cheap, strong alcohol, the Welsh
In 2014, research on the impact
Government said.
of introducing a 50p minimum unit
It is estimated to lead to 50,000 price estimated 53 fewer deaths
alcohol-related hospital adand 1,400 fewer hospital admissions a year, costing
missions in Wales each
the Welsh NHS £120m
year, saving the NHS
annually. In 2015, there
more than £130m over
were 463 alcohol-re20 years. Workplace
The
number
of
lated deaths in Wales.
absences would fall by
alcohol-related
The bill, to be inup to 10,000 days per
hospital admissions
troduced before the
year,
it is estimated.
in Wales every year
National Assembly
The bill will include
for Wales by the Public
a formula for calculating
Health Minister Rebecca
the applicable minimum
Evans, proposes to introduce
price for alcohol using the pera minimum price for alcohol and to centage strength of the alcohol, its
make it an offence for alcohol to be volume and the MUP. Welsh minissupplied below that price. The level ters will also have powers to legisof the minimum unit price would late regarding what the MUP is.
be specified in regulations made by
Ms Evans said: “The bill will
Welsh ministers.
make an important contribution
In Scotland, the Alcohol (Mini- to improving health outcomes, by
mum Pricing) Act was passed in putting prevention and early inter2012 but has not been introduced as vention at the heart of our efforts to
it has been tied up in a succession reduce alcohol-related harm. This
will undoubtedly help save lives.”
The chief medical officer for
Over a 20-year period,
Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, said:
a minimum unit price
“[The Bill] will have a small impact
could contribute £882m to the
on moderate drinkers. The most
Welsh economy by reducing
substantial effects will be experialcohol-related illness, crime and
enced by harmful and hazardous
workplace absence, according to
drinkers, who are more likely to conthe bill.
sume cheaper and higher-strength
alcohol products.”
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
50,000
Train runs on
Victorian time
A steam engine crosses an autumnal Victoria Bridge on the Severn Valley
Railway in Arley, Worcestershire. The now 16-mile line was first opened in
1862. AARON CHOWN/PA
CRIME
HEALTH
‘Baby blues’ less
Police storm Nuneaton bowling
alley to rescue gunman’s hostages likely in winter
By William McLennan
Police descended on a hostage situation in a bowling alley in Nuneaton last night, after a gunman
took two members of staff
hostage.
Witnesses described a
man with a shotgun slung
over his shoulder running into MFA Bowl in
Bermuda Park at 2.30pm.
A series of bangs, believed to be flash grenades,
could be heard at 6.30pm as police brought the four-hour standoff to
a peaceful close. Warwickshire police
said that one man had been arrested
and no one was injured.
Megan Westwood, who was in
a play area with her son when the
gunman entered, said that staff had
helped shelter customers.
“They barricaded the doors,
kept us all away from the windows. We were told that he
had hostages in the bowling alley next to us and
eventually we were evacuated one by one.”
Earlier, Kelly Perrett,
who was at the Frankie and
Benny’s restaurant, said:
“I am hiding in the toilet with
about 20 people. It looks like police
have got the bowling alley surrounded. The police told me that the gunman is near the door with a hostage.”
By John von Radowitz
Women who give birth in winter or
spring are less likely to suffer the
“baby blues” than at other times of
year, a new study has shown.
Other factors affecting the risk of
postpartum depression include giving birth after a longer pregnancy,
having an epidural during delivery,
and an increased body mass index.
At least 10 per cent of women experience some degree of anxiety or
depression after giving birth, with
symptoms including sadness, restlessness, and lack of concentration.
The “seasonal enjoyment of indoor
activities” could be linked to happier
winter mothers, said the researchers.
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5
HEALTH
Mugabe fired as global ‘goodwill ambassador’
By Stephanie Nebehay
IN GENEVA
Robert Mugabe has been dismissed
as a “goodwill ambassador” after just
four days, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday following outrage among Western donors
and human rights groups at the Zimbabwean President’s appointment.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,
the WHO’s director-general, named
Mr Mugabe (right) to the largely ceremonial post on Wednesday at a highlevel meeting in Uruguay on chronic
diseases, attended by both men.
At the time, Mr Tedros praised
Zimbabwe as “a country that places
universal health coverage and health
promotion at the centre of its policies to provide healthcare to all”.
Critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system has collapsed in tandem with its economy
since 2000, with staff left unpaid and
medicines in short supply. Mr Mugabe has outlived life expectancy in
his country by 34 years.
Mr Tedros said in a statement yesterday that he had listened to those
expressing concerns and heard the
“different issues” raised.
“Over the past few days, I have
reflected on my appointment
of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill
Ambassador for NCDs
(Noncommunicable
Diseases) in Africa. As
a result, I have decided
to rescind the appointment,” he said.
“I have also consulted
with the government of
Zimbabwe and we have concluded that this decision is in the
best interests of the World Health
Organisation.”
Several former and current WHO
staff said privately that they were
appalled at the “poor judgement” and “miscalculation”
by Mr Tedros, elected the
first African head of the
WHO in May.
Mr Mugabe was head
of the African Union
when the bloc endorsed
Mr Tedros – a former
health and foreign minister
of Ethiopia – over other African
candidates for the top post, without
any real regional contest or debate,
they said.
CULTURE
Prison officers
to be given
body cameras
By Charlotte Birch
By Adam Sherwin
Prison officers are to receive bodyworn cameras as part of a £3m investment to improve safety in jails,
the Government has announced.
The Ministry of Justice revealed
it is investing £2m in 5,600 cameras,
meaning every prison officer across
England and Wales will have access
to the devices.
A further £1m is being invested in
“police-style” handcuffs to reduce the
need for staff to use physical holds to
control aggressive prisoners.
Four prisons – HMP Wealstun,
HMP Risley, HMP Preston and HMP
Hull – will also trial the use of “incapacitant spray”, which is similar to
pepper spray.
The prisons minister Sam Gyimah
said the increased security measures
would ensure officers were better
equipped to deal with disturbances.
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Gunpowder, which also
stars Liv Tyler, was
watched by 4.8 million viewers
on Saturday night. The two
remaining episodes of the serial
are now available to watch on
BBC iPlayer.
Multiple critics noted
that President Mugabe,
who at 93 is in increasingly
fragile health, travels abroad for
medical care because Zimbabwe’s
healthcare system has been so
severely decimated.
JUSTICE
‘Gunpowder’ drama too graphic for
shocked Saturday night audience
Viewers complained that graphic
scenes of execution and torture in the
BBC’s new drama, Gunpowder, were
too “gruesome” for Saturday night
viewing after Strictly Come Dancing.
The three-part series, starring Kit
Harington as Robert Catesby, mastermind of the 1605 plot to blow up
the House of Lords during the State
Opening of Parliament, included
scenes of a woman being crushed
to death beneath a door laden with
heavy weights. In another execution
scene, a young lay priest is hung,
drawn and quartered, his arms and
legs chopped off and his severed head
dipped in tar and displayed as a trophy to the watching crowd.
Viewers complained that the
“gory” scenes were among “the most
painful” ever shown on television,
and unnecessary in a Saturday night
drama screened when children might
be allowed to stay up.
One viewer said: “I’m sorry BBC1
but this is far too gruesome too early.
Absolutely too much. I don’t care how
historically accurate.”
Another wrote: “Jesus Christ,
nightmares forever. I think I might
just watch Strictly again.”
But academics said the scenes
were historically accurate and revealed the depth of persecution suffered by Catholics during the reign of
King James I, which drove the plotters to seek a violent remedy.
Jessie Childs, author of God’s Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan
England, said: “There’s not too much
horror or violence or gore. The only
fiction in this [crushing] scene is its
victim, Lady Dorothy Dibdale who
did not exist. But Margaret Clitherow
Mr Mugabe, 93, is blamed in the
West for destroying Zimbabwe’s
economy and for numerous human
rights abuses during his 37 years
leading the country as either President or Prime Minister. REUTERS
Kit Harington
(far left) and Liv
Tyler (centre)
in ‘Gunpowder’
ROBERT VIGLASKI/BBC
did. She was a butcher’s wife from
York and, for 15 minutes on 25 March
1586, she was pressed to death until,
the records tell us, her ribs shattered
and ‘burst forth of the skin’.”
A BBC spokesperson said: “The
scenes aired after 9.30pm with a
clear warning given to viewers before
the episode started. The methods depicted are grounded in historical fact
and reflect what took place during
the time of the gunpowder plot.”
Harington, the Game of Thrones
star who is a descendant of Catesby
said: “We can’t avoid the executions
that the people around these men suffered. I think it’s wrong when showing a torture scene or execution, I
think it’s wrong to shy too far away
from the reality of it. You need to feel
the reasons, to know why they go and
do the things they do.”
TELEVISION
The much-anticipated sequel to
Blue Planet returns to the small
screen this week with remarkable
footage including giant fish leaping
to snatch birds from the sky.
Boiling seas, armour-clad octopuses and other previously unseen
creatures will feature in the David
Attenborough series.
Captured over four years by BBC
filmmakers, Blue Planet II promises
to prove that many sailors’ myths
are actually true.
Anti-smacking
law has had
‘chilling’ effect
By Rachel Roberts
Bird-eating fish among Sir
David’s ocean marvels
By Rachel Roberts
SOCIETY
Viewers will be able to watch
giant trevally leap into the air to
grab sooty terns, in a filming first
from the Seychelles.
“A fish that launches itself, missile-like, to take birds from the air,
sounded too extraordinary to be
true,” said Miles Barton, producer
for the new series.
The award-winning first series, aired 16 years ago, won critical acclaim and attracted high
viewing figures.
The seven-part second series
begins on BBC1 on October 29.
Campaigners in New Zealand
who organised to fight a ban on
smacking introduced a decade ago
claim it has had a “chilling” effect
on parents.
Family First NZ, a conservative
Christian campaign group,
called on Scots to oppose plans to
introduce legislation at Holyrood
which would ban smacking.
Bob McCoskrie, co-founder of
Family First NZ, claimed the move
will criminalise good parents
and harm children. “The antismacking law in New Zealand has
had a ‘chilling’ effect on parenting
and rather than tackling rotten
parents who are abusing their
children, it has targeted wellfunctioning parents,” he said.
6
NEWS
POLITICS
Headache for
the PM as Labour
works with Tory
Brexit rebels
By Chris Green
Theresa May is facing a major challenge to her authority over the EU
(Withdrawal) Bill after Labour said
it would work with Conservative
rebels seeking to give MPs a binding vote on any deal with Brussels.
Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s
Brexit spokesman, said his party
would unite with rivals across the
chamber to force amendments to
the crucial legislation. Tory rebels
indicated last night their willingness to work with Labour against
Mrs May, warning her there
were a series of “red lines”
they refused to cross.
Hundreds of amendments to the Bill have
been tabled by Tory and
opposition MPs, with
the Government now
facing the threat of the
Bill being derailed.
The Bill, which repatriates
laws from Brussels back to the
UK, has been delayed by ministers
amid fears that at least 13 amendments may pass. With only a slim
majority in Westminster, even with
the DUP’s help, it requires only a
handful of Tories to switch for the
Government to lose key votes.
Senior officials at No 10 and the
Department for Exiting the European Union are concerned that the
fallout could plague Mrs May’s term
as Prime Minister.
Sir Keir (inset) said yesterday it
was “clear” ministers were unable
to proceed with the Bill as it stood
and that Labour would “work with
all sides” to get key changes made.
Their demands include MPs having
Labour’s six ‘red lines’
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir
Starmer has demanded six changes
to the European Union (Withdrawal)
Bill. They are:
n MPs get the “final say on whether
to approve the withdrawal agreement
and how best to implement it”.
n The transition period requested
by the PM is added into legislation.
n A “completely different approach”
to the use of so-called Henry VIII
powers, which the Government
argues it needs.
n A guarantee that
workers’ and consumer
rights are not watered
down after Brexit.
n The devolved
administrations want
repatriated powers
which would normally
fall under their remit to
go straight to them.
n Putting the EU charter of
fundamental rights into UK law.
a “final say” on any eventual deal
with Brussels.
The party wants devolution
settlements with Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland to be respected, amid fears of a “power grab”.
Tory rebel Anna Soubry welcomed the move, saying a “pragmatic approach” was needed to
build consensus on Brexit in the
Commons and warning Mrs May of
a series of “red lines” for MPs.
Labour’s Emily Thornberry said
she believed the UK was heading for
a “no deal” scenario.
SOCIETY
Tories ask Chancellor to help young voters
By William McLennan
Tory MPs are calling on the Chancellor to address the Tories’ lack of support among young voters, perhaps
by offering some form of tax break or
other financial help.
Reports suggest Philip Hammond
is preparing a platter of handouts
to the younger voters who have suf-
fered from austerity measures and
stagnant or falling wages.
Mr Hammond is considering targeting cuts in the rate of national
insurance for the under-thirties,
according to weekend reports.
Another proposal that has been
floated is writing off student debt,
in a bid to undermine support for
Jeremy Corbyn among younger vot-
ers. The student debt idea is said to
have the support of David Davis, the
Brexit Secretary.
But senior backbenchers have cautioned against the idea finding money
to help young voters at the expense of
older ones. Jacob Rees-Mogg branded the tax “rebalancing” concept as
“perverse” and warned it would be
opposed in the House of Commons.
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Cadets mark
Trafalgar Day
The massed bands of the Sea
Cadets march through Admiralty
Arch in London yesterday as
part of a parade to mark the
anniversary of the Battle of
Trafalgar in 1805. REUTERS
CONSUMER
House sales to be streamlined
By Arj Singh
Gazumping – when a house seller accepts a higher offer from a new buyer
after agreeing on a sale – could be
banned as part of government plans
to make buying and selling a home
“cheaper, faster and less stressful”.
Communities Secretary Sajid
Javid has called for evidence from
mortgage lenders, solicitors and
estate agents as ministers examine
ways of streamlining the process.
Although about one million
homes are bought and sold in England every year, one in four sales
falls through, and the Government
wants to gather views on gazumping
as well as schemes such as “lock-in
agreements”.
The Government also published a
survey of 2,000 people which showed
that 69 per cent of sellers and 62
per cent of buyers report stress and
worry as a result of delays in the
transaction process.
Borrow billions in Budget
to tackle housing crisis
By Chris Green
Reaction Affordable homes
The Government is preparing to
relax its austerity drive by borrowing significant sums of money to
invest in hundreds of thousands of
new homes, a senior cabinet minister has suggested, as he admitted
that the country was in the grip of a
“housing crisis”.
Communities Secretary Sajid
Javid (inset) said that ministers
should take advantage of record low
interest rates to fund a massive increase in housebuilding, hinting that
an announcement would be made in
next month’s Budget.
Last night both The Treasury and
Downing Street allowed Mr Javid’s
comments to stand, declining to
elaborate further.
The plan immediately received
the backing of Mr Javid’s cabinet
colleague Michael Gove, with the
Environment Secretary describing
the proposal as “very impressive”.
Mr Javid argued that “investing
for the future” by putting money
into new homes and associated infrastructure would not undermine the
Government’s commitment to cutting the deficit by reducing spending.
Admitting that “we have a housing
crisis in this country”, he said that in
Homes started in 2016-17
Homes started in 2015-16
John Healey, the Labour shadow
housing minister, said the Government should pledge to invest in
more council homes rather than “set
more targets they can’t meet”.
“If hot air built homes, ministers
would have fixed our housing crisis,”
Mr Healey (inset), said. “Any promise
of new investment is welcome, but
the reality is spending on new affordable homes has been slashed
since 2010, so new affordable house building is at a
24-year low.”Labour will
build 100,000 “genuinely
affordable”homes a year.
Kate Webb, of Shelter,
said: “What the Government is now talking
about is exactly what they
should have been talking
about all along.”
At a time of low interest rates,
borrowing for housing is a “good
investment” for the Government, she
said, but the key will be the types of
houses that are actually built.
Councillor Martin Tett, of the
Local Government Association,
called for councils to be given the
power and funding to build houses.
Homes completed in England in 2015-16
= 1,000 homes
Homes needed
AFFORDABLE HOMES
29,050
21,315
AFFORDABLE RENT
250,000
needed
164,000 completed
1,3 22,113
16,544
INTERMEDIATE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING SCHEMES*
*including Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy
SOCIAL RENT
5,993
944
4,141
630
SOURCE: HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY HOUSING STATISTICS 1 APRIL 2016 – 31 MARCH 2017
England alone between 275,000 and
300,000 homes a year needed to be
built to tackle the shortage of affordable properties. He described the lack
of housing as “the biggest barrier to
social progress in our country” and
said announcements on the issue are
due to be made by the Chancellor,
Philip Hammond, in his Budget.
“What I want to do is make sure
that we’re using everything we have
available to deal with this housing
crisis,” he said, adding that the Government should “absolutely” be
taking advantage of “record
low interest rates” by borrowing money to invest
in housing and other associated projects.
“I would make a distinction between the deficit, which needs to come
down and that’s vitally
important for our economic
credibility,” he said. “But investing for the future, taking advantage of
record low interest rates, can be the
right thing if done sensibly.
“That can help not just with the
housing itself, but one of the big issues is infrastructure investment
that is needed alongside the housing.”
The idea echoes Labour’s “fiscal
credibility rule”, which states that
the Government should not borrow for day-to-day spending but be
prepared to do so to fund important
longer term investments.
Asked if Mr Hammond was already signed up to the idea of more
investment in housing, Mr Javid
said: “Let’s wait and see what happens in the Budget.”
The Communities Secretary also
said the Government’s housebuilding programme would not threaten
green-belt land, adding that the
focus would be on unused “brownfield” land in cities.
“Density is a big issue … London
has some of the highest levels of demand in the country, [but] the density in London is a lot lower than many
other cities. So that’s one area where
you can expand more,” he said.
LABOUR
Top civil servants prepare Corbyn for power
By William McLennan
Former civil servants are helping to prepare Jeremy Corbyn for
government.
Lord Kerslake, the former Whitehall chief, has been appointed to lead
a team of former mandarins who
will support the Labour leader as
he seeks victory at the next general
election.
Lord Kerslake, who as Sir Bob
Kerslake was head of the Civil Service from 2012 to 2015, said he believed
Mr Corbyn (pictured) was electable.
He said: “They are doing the right
thing to take these steps to prepare
for government. It is what oppositions should do.
“They are serious about preparing for government and therefore
how they might implement what
they want to do. In the context of UK
politics, it is quite radical.
“It is not unusual for some of the
things they want to have run by the
state being run by the state in other
parts of Europe. The comparison is
quite illuminating.
“What might seem to some ‘Blimey, that looks outlandish’ is already
happening in other places.
“Germany, for example, rightly
or wrongly, doesn’t have a major
student fees system. Just because
it is a very different path that this
country has been on for the past
30 or 40 years, we should not
assume therefore that it is
sort of completely new
and has not been done
anywhere else.”
Asked if he could see
Mr Corbyn becoming
prime minister, Lord
Kerslake replied: “Yes. Of
course in any democracy
you can see that people can
become prime minister.
“Why wouldn’t you see it as a
possibility if they have received that
level of votes and support?”
Lord Kerslake, 62, who is not being
paid for his role, told The Sunday Telegraph: “In a number of ways this
country is in quite a bad way
and we should be honest
enough to acknowledge
that. None of this is to
be a doomsayer – I am
actually a naturally
optimistic person. The
country does need a hard
look at the policies that it
has worked under for quite a
long time.
“The two main political parties
are actually coming to the same
conclusion – that we need a break
with the past, a revisiting of how the
economy works.”
Lord Kerslake said in his advisory
role he will brief Mr Corbyn’s team
on “what to expect in government
and talk to them about how particular policies might be implemented
and what the issues are that they
might have to think about”.
Lord Kerslake has known John
McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor,
since his time as chairman of the
finance committee of the Greater
London Council in the 1980s. He described him as “businesslike” and
“genuinely keen to receive advice”.
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POLITICS
Waiting time for
universal credit to
be cut after revolt
By Chris Green
Theresa May is poised to order a Uturn on the universal credit benefits
system by cutting the length of time
that claimants have to wait for their
first payment, amid warnings that
the issue could become her “poll tax”.
Several Conservative backbenchers who have been critical of the
Government’s welfare reform said
Benefit cap under fire
Plans to cap housing benefit for
mentally ill and other vulnerable
people in supported housing is to be
reviewed after widespread protests
by charities and MPs.
Communities Secretary Sajid
Javid told a select committee that a
report which branded the proposals
as “bureaucratic and unworkable”
had been “helpful” and he hoped to
announce a decision soon showing
that ministers had listened.
they had been assured changes were
on the way, with the Prime Minister
said to be concerned about a growing
revolt within her party.
Ministers are understood to be
looking at ways to reduce the waiting time from six weeks to four, amid
warnings that the system is causing
vulnerable people to build up debts.
The change would be the second
climbdown by the Government in as
many weeks, after it was announced
that call charges of up to 55p per
minute for the helpline would be
scrapped.
In recent days Mrs May has come
under pressure to pause the rollout of
the new system. Labour’s Lord Beecham said the scheme was “becoming the poll tax of our time”.
Johnny Mercer, who was among
a group of Tory MPs to meet the
Prime Minister on universal credit
last week, said he was “confident”
that the Government was listening.
“We may see movement on four to six
weeks,” he told Sky News.
Lewis’s remarks
unacceptable,
says Corbyn
By Arj Singh
Postively top of the class
The Primary Teacher of the Year
has been named as Michelle
Garton, of Wyndham Primary
Academy, Derby. Garton is
“constantly looking for ways
to promote positivity”, the
awards were told. She organised
kickboxing sessions to help calm
pupils, and is writing a research
paper on emotional wellbeing. PA
Jeremy Corbyn has condemned remarks made by the Labour MP Clive
Lewis as “completely unacceptable”
and revealed that the former Shadow
Cabinet member has personally apologised to him.
A video had emerged of the Norwich South MP telling a man at a public event to “get on your knees, bitch”,
provoking widespread offence. On a
visit to Norwich, the Labour leader
told BBC Look East: “Completely
wrong, should never have said it –
completely unacceptable comments.”
Asked if the comments pointed to
misogyny within the party, he said:
“It points to a bad remark he made in
particular circumstances.
“I’m leading a party which has
more women MPs than all the others
put together.”
Mr Lewis directed the comments
at Sam Swann, an actor, The Independent reported. Mr Swann told the
newspaper the incident was “clearly
jovial”. But the video of Mr Lewis
drew criticism in Labour ranks, with
former deputy party leader Harriet
Harman tweeting: “Inexplicable. Inexcusable. Dismayed.”
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EUROPE
Malta PM
avoids family
of murdered
journalist
By Stephen Calleja
IN VALLETTA
Protesters in Barcelona
at the weekend
supporting detained
separatist leaders
AFP/GETTY
‘Ignore instructions from Catalan
leaders... this is not a coup d’etat’
By Elizabeth Piper
The Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has called on people in
Catalonia to disregard instruction
from the regional leadership if Spain
moves to suspend the area’s autonomy and dismissed claims that Madrid had organised a “coup d’état”.
“All the government is trying to
do is to reinstate the legal order, to
restore the constitution,” he told the
BBC’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday.
“If anyone has attempted a coup,
it is the Catalan regional government, Mr Dastis told the BBC. “We
are going to establish the authorities
who are going to rule the affairs of
Catalonia according to the Catalan
laws and norms... I hope everyone
will disregard whatever instructions
they will give because they will not
have the legal authority to do that.”
The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called meas-
ures announced by the government
on Saturday a “de facto coup d’état”.
Madrid acted after regional leaders refused to halt an independence
drive. The Spanish Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy said he had tried to
avoid imposing direct rule on the
region under Article 155, but that
he had no choice after Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan President,
had failed to retract the
claim that Catalonia has
the right to declare independence after holding
an illegal referendum.
Mr Puigdemont said
the measures were “incompatible with a democratic attitude and do not
respect the rule of law”, and
called on the regional parliament to meet.
He accused the Spanish government, which still has to get approval
from the Senate for the measures, of
Brexit Expats reassured
Expats will be allowed to continue
living in Spain even if Britain leaves
the European Union without striking
a withdrawal deal, the country’s
foreign minister has said.
Alfonso Dastis said his government
would ensure that the lives of
Britons in Spain were “not
disrupted” in the event of a
“no deal” Brexit.
Spain is host to the
largest number of
British citizens living in
the EU (308,805), with
just over a third of them
(101,045) aged 65 and over,
according to the Office for
National Statistics.
Mr Dastis’s comments may be
seized upon by Brexiteer Tories as
evidence that leaving the EU with no
deal in place is a workable solution.
The central government
apologised to injured
demonstrators days after the
referendum vote, as a result of
which 1,066 people required
medical attention, according to
the Catalan health department.
waging “the worst attack on institutions and Catalan people since the
decrees of military dictator Francisco Franco abolishing the Catalan
government”.
The Catalan government points to
the majority “Yes” vote in a referendum on independence on 1 October.
Of the 43 per cent of Catalans said to
have taken part, 90 per cent voted in
favour of independence, it said.
Unionist parties, which won about
40 per cent of the vote at the 2015
Catalan elections, boycotted the ballot, arguing it was not valid. REUTERS
Malta’s Prime Minister pulled
out of a mass rally to honour an
investigative journalist killed by a
car bomb after saying he knew the
anti-corruption reporter’s family
didn’t want him to be there.
The dominant political forces
in the EU’s smallest country, the
ruling Labour and opposition
Nationalist parties, who were
chief targets of Daphne Caruana
Galizia’s reporting, had said
they would participate in
yesterday afternoon’s rally to
demand justice in the 53-year-old
journalist’s slaying six days ago.
However, Prime Minister
Joseph Muscat told the Labour
party’s radio station a few hours
before the event that he would not
be attending because he knew the
anti-corruption reporter’s family
didn’t want him to be there.
“I know where I should be and
where I should not be. I am not
a hypocrite and I recognise the
signs,” Mr Muscat said, adding
that he supported the rally’s call
for justice and national unity.
Nationalist leader Adrian Delia
also decided to skip the rally
because he didn’t want to “stir
controversy”.
Ms Caruana Galizia’s family
has refused to endorse the
government’s offer of a €1m
(£900,000) reward and full
protection to anyone with
information leading to the arrest
and prosecution of her killer or
killers. Instead, the family has
demanded that Mr Muscat resign,
along with Malta’s national police
chief and attorney general.
On Sunday morning, all seven
national newspapers published
their front pages black in her
memory. Printed in bold letters
against the black backgrounds
were the words: “The pen
Obituary, page 14
EUROPE
Wealthy Italian regions
vote on more autonomy
By Francesca Landini
IN MILAN
Two wealthy regions of northern
Italy were voting yesterday in referendums on greater autonomy,
ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe.
Lombardy and Veneto, regions
that are both run by the once openly
secessionist Lega Nord party, are
holding non-binding votes which the
party hopes will deliver it a mandate
to negotiate better financial deals
from Rome.
Unlike in the Spanish region of
Catalonia, the Italian referendums
are within the law.
Like Catalonia, Lombardy and
Veneto complain they pay far more
in taxes than they receive. Lombardy, home to the financial hub
Milan, accounts for about 20 per
cent of Italy’s economy – the euro
zone’s third-largest.
“Lombardy and Veneto have
two efficient administrations and
public services work well, much better than in other Italian regions...
This is why I think it is worth ask-
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referendum in a vaporetto in Venice
ing for greater autonomy,” said
Massimo Piscetta, 49, who voted
“Yes” in a small town outside Milan.
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ENVIRONMENT
Lighting
up the
cathedral
National Trust
wins vote but
faces backlash
By William McLennan
The National Trust could face years
of infighting, with thousands of its
members expected to cancel their
subscriptions after a motion to ban
trail hunting on the organisation’s
land was narrowly defeated.
The proposal to stop the charity licensing the hunts, in which a
scent is laid for hounds and riders
to follow, was voted down by fewer
than 300 votes, creating a bitter division between the members. At the
trust’s AGM in Swindon on Saturday,
30,686 members voted for the ban
and 30,985 voted against.
Supporters of the ban posted pictures of their cut-up membership
cards on social media yesterday.
Helen Beynon, who tabled the
motion after witnessing a trail hunt,
criticised the trust for advising members to vote against the ban.
She said: “They have led people to
believe that there is no problem. But
there is a problem – hunts will now be
able to continue their barbaric hobby
on land meant to be protected for
people and animals. It’s disgraceful,
and the trust should be ashamed.”
Trail hunts came to prominence
after the introduction of the hunting
ban in 2004. They try to resemble
pre-ban hunting as much as possible,
while not chasing and killing a fox.
However, animal rights campaigners
believe that many involve the “accidental” pursuit and killing of a live
quarry, including foxes.
The League Against Cruel Sports,
which organised a protest outside the
AGM, warned: “This isn’t over.”
Polly Portwin, of the pro-hunting
Countryside Alliance, said she was
“delighted” by the result.
Last year, the National
Trust issued 79 licences
to 67 hunts for use of its land for
trail hunting and took legal action
against hunts on six occasions.
The Australian Irene
Barberis with her
‘Tapestry of Light:
Intersections of
Illumination’, at
Canterbury Cathedral
in Kent. The neon
artwork is a recreation
of the 14th-century
‘Tapestry of the
Apocalypse’ in Angers,
France. It is being
exhibited in the UK
for the first time.
GARETH FULLER/PA
SOCIETY
Gambling sites warned over ads to young
By Rachel Roberts
Online gambling sites have been
urged to remove “unacceptable”
adverts likely to appeal to children.
Regulators have written a letter to operators calling on them to
advertise responsibly.
Under-18s and other vulnerable
people should be protected from
exploitation, the Gambling Commission, the Advertising Standards
Authority, the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Remote
Gambling Association argued.
Their letter said: “We are writing
to advise you to amend or remove
immediately any ads on your web-
site or in third-party media that
are likely to appeal particularly to
people aged 17 or younger (‘under
18’); and, generally available to view
(‘freely accessible’). This relates
particularly to freely accessible ads
for play-for-free and play-for-money
games and includes all graphics and
images displayed.”
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HEALTH
By Rachel Roberts
GP patients
urged: stop
asking for
antibiotics
Oxford don denies raping author
after ‘name and shame’ allegation
A leading Oxford academic in Islamic
studies has denied an accusation of
rape after he was named by a feminist
author as her alleged attacker.
Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born
professor of Islamic studies at Oxford University who has advised the
Government on how to counter extremism, was named by the FrenchTunisian writer Henda Ayari as the
man she claims attacked her in a
hotel room in Paris in 2012.
The 40-year-old writer said on
social media that she had decided to
“name and shame” Professor Ramadan as a “pervert guru” in the wake
of the Harvey Weinstein scandal,
which has seen a number of women
speaking up about alleged assaults.
She wrote on Facebook: “I was a
victim of something very serious several years ago. I never wanted to give
his name because I received threats
from him if I ever [identified] him.
“I was afraid. I dedicated [to] him
a whole chapter of my book. A lot of
people contacted me for my testimony because they had guessed. I confirm today, the famous Zoubeyr, that
is Tariq Ramadan.”
Ayari, a former member of an
Islamist sect, confirmed that she
had filed complaints with the prosecutor’s office in Rouen about Professor Ramadan relating to rape,
sexual assault, violence, harassment
and intimidation.
She said she had been an admirer
of Professor Ramadan when she
met him at a congress at the Union
In 2003, Professor
Ramadan clashed with
France’s then interior minister,
Nicolas Sarkozy, when he refused
to condemn stoning, insisting
instead on a “moratorium
on the death penalty”.
Henda Ayari claims Tariq Ramadan (inset) attacked her in 2012 AFP/GETTY
Media Fox News ‘knew of O’Reilly harassment claims’
The parent company of the Fox News
Channel says it knew that a news
analyst had planned to file a sexual
harassment lawsuit against Bill
O’Reilly when it renewed the popular
personality’s contract in February.
The New York Times reported that
Fox renewed O’Reilly’s contract after
he reached a $32m (£24m) personal
settlement with the analyst, Lis Wiehl.
21st Century Fox said that O’Reilly
and the woman had agreed the terms
would be kept confidential, and that
the contract had added protections
that allowed Fox to dismiss him if
other allegations surfaced. O’Reilly
was ousted months later when it
was revealed that Fox had paid five
women a total of $13m to keep quiet
about harassment allegations.
of Islamic Organisations in
Paris in 2012 and agreed to
meet him in his hotel.
She said she was surprised
to be asked to meet him in his
room rather than in the lobby, and
that when she arrived, he began kissing her. “When I fought back and
shouted at him to stop, he insulted me
and humiliated me,” she wrote.
In her book, I Chose to Be Free, the
writer described how for two decades she was a member of the Salafist
group, which takes an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam, before
she finally broke away. She claimed in
the book that she had been raped but
gave her alleged attacker a pseudonym, Zoubeyr, meaning “intelligent,
educated and intellectual”.
Professor Ramadan is the grandson of the founder of the controversial Muslim Brotherhood and was
chosen by Tony Blair to work on a
task force to tackle extremism after
the attacks in London on 7 July 2005.
The academic issued a statement
saying through his lawyer that he
“categorically rejects all these false
allegations” and intended to lodge a
complaint for slander and defamation
with the public prosecutor in Rouen.
RELIGION
Mothers added to Church of England marriage certificates
By William McLellan
Mothers’ names would be included
on marriage certificates under new
legislation proposed by the Church
of England.
The Home Office has welcomed
the draft Bill that it said would reform the “outdated” documents that
currently only include the names of
couples’ fathers.
Previous attempts to modernise
the system, which has remained
largely unchanged since 1837, failed
because thousands of registrar books
would need to be replaced, estimated
to cost £13m.
But a Bill sponsored by the Bishop
of St Albans, Alan Smith, sets out
plans for a new electronic system
that would have room for both parents’ names. “There’s been a clamour
from many different groups pointing
out that as the legislation currently
stands it is very unfair. Many people
want to see it changed,” Dr Smith
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efficiencies
to the regregistrar books
spokesman said: “The
istration system and
current legislation… is
provide a solution to this
outdate. We want to see
problem. We will be following
the mothers’ details included
the Bill with interest.”
£13m
By Jane Kirby
People are being called on to stop
asking their doctor for antibiotics as part of a campaign aimed
at tackling growing resistance to
the drugs.
An estimated 5,000 people die
every year in England due to the
fact antibiotics no longer work
for some infections, according to
Public Health England, which has
launched the Keep Antibiotics
Working campaign.
England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies,
has warned of a “post-antibiotic
apocalypse”, where antibiotics no
longer work for serious infections.
The Government wants to see a
drop in antibiotic prescribing by
GPs with the aim of combating resistance. The campaign says that
if antibiotics are prescribed, they
should be taken as directed and
never saved for later or shared.
LEGAL
Jail for Briton
who ‘touched
man’s hip in bar’
By Paul Ward
A British man has been
sentenced to three months in
prison in Dubai for touching a
man’s hip in a bar, according to
campaigners.
Jamie Harron, from Stirling,
Scotland, was arrested in July
over the incident in which he
said he put his hand on a man’s
hip to avoid spilling a drink in a
crowded bar.
The 27-year-old electrician
had been on a two-day stopover
in the United Arab Emirates.
He lost his job after his arrest
for public indecency.
Campaigners said Mr Harron
is “angry, disappointed,
and dreads what may happen
next”. They said he planned
to appeal.
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BREXIT
WORRIES
OXBRIDGE
ELITISM
TRIGGER
WARNINGS
SMACKING
CHILDREN
PHILIP
PULLMAN
‘DEATH OF
STALIN’
Both sides
deserve
better
Blame
schools, not
universities
Literature
should be
discomfiting
Punishment
has proven
ineffective
A spiritual
and daring
return
Can this
dictator ever
be funny?
Financial Times
The Sunday Times
TheObserver
The Spectator
New Statesman
Chortle
For many Leave voters,
the EU referendum
was about power,
pride and autonomy.
But as we face
decisions about our
relationship with the
EU that will define the
country for decades, a
national conversation
about how to realise
those ambitions is
sorely lacking.
(Lisa Nandy)
Mail on Sunday
Boris Johnson and
Jacob Rees-Mogg offer
us a Brexit that hints at
a return to the global
British domination of
the 19th century. Yet
what they are offering
is something almost
diametrically opposed
to the British approach
in those days of yore.
(Paul Sinclair)
Quote of
the day
I don’t use
Facebook. I view
the quill pen as
modern-day
entertainment
Sir John Major
The former
Conservative Prime
Minister, speaking at
the China Exchange
arts centre in
London
I wonder if the
energetic expressions
of blame towards
Oxford and Cambridge
from politicians are
having the opposite
effect to that which is
intended by amplifying
the message: “You
won’t get in, you won’t
fit in.” Instead the
message should be:
you are good enough,
push forward, change
things by applying
here.
(Jenny McCartney)
Unfortunately,
there are many who
instinctively feel
they have the right
to be protected from
opinions that offend
them or facts they
find distressing. It’s
going to be difficult to
talk them out of that
position as they’ve
convinced themselves
there’s something
immoral about being
disagreed with.
(David Mitchell)
The Daily Telegraph
In literature, the
audience’s discomfort
is often a sign the
message is being
received. It can offer an
invaluable opportunity
to consider,
reconsider, debate,
teach, learn, and grow.
(Leonard Pitts Jr)
Some people are
born with luck and
money. It’s the job of
state schools – not
academics – to level
the playing field by
raising their own
game. Enough with
the bitterness.
HeraldScotland
What we have in
Scotland – and what
we might soon have
across the UK, if
campaigners get their
way – is the imposition
of parenting dictats,
the use of legal
pressure to force every
parent in the land to
raise their kids in a
way that the cultural
elite approves of.
(Brendan O’Neill)
Pullman is an
intensely “spiritual”
writer – if by “spirit” we
mean the awareness
of our connectedness
in and through the
material stuff that we
are. For readers with
religious convictions,
there will be sporadic
but profoundly
felt moments of
recognition.
(Rowan Williams)
Metro
The Arts Desk
“It never did me any
harm” – that’s the
typical justification
from people who don’t
want to see smacking
banned. It didn’t do you
any harm – but did it
stop you misbehaving?
I would guess not.
And what about those
kids it did harm?
(Catherine Phillips)
For his younger
readers, the language
and subjects of La
Belle Sauvage are
daring – Pullman will
never speak down to
his readers – but it’s
a more conventional
book than expected,
obligatory reading
nevertheless.
(Katherine Waters)
The Death of Stalin isn’t
as funny as you might
expect (most of the best
jokes are in the trailer).
The grim seriousness
of the scenario, and
the need to remind
the audience this is an
horrific regime and
tell the story faithfully,
puts a brake on the
laughs, though it is
always interesting in
its portrayal of terrible
turmoil. (Steve Bennett)
Sunday Express
The Death of Stalin
is a comedy about
torture, famine and
mass murder – and
it’s hilarious and
uncomfortable for
all the right reasons.
Armando Iannucci
hits us with a steady
stream of queasy
laughs. (Andy Lea)
LifeInBrief
DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST
Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was
killed by a car bomb last week, was
a leading investigative journalist in
Malta celebrated for her dedication to
exposing corruption.
The 53-year-old’s personal blog,
Running Commentary, was one
of the most popular websites in
Malta, receiving as many as 400,000
visits a day – almost equal to the
Mediterranean island’s population of
420,000. She gained acclaim across
the world for her role in exposing the
Panama Papers scandal.
Galizia was the first to break
the news of the involvement of
prominent Maltese politicians in
the exploitation of offshore tax
regimes. Her work on the explosive
tax evasion case, which involved some
of the richest and most powerful
people in the world, is what prompted
news website Politico to hail her as
a “one-woman WikiLeaks, crusading
against untransparency and corruption
in Malta”.
Born Daphne Anne Vella in 1964 to
Michael Alfred Vella and Rose Marie
Vella, née Mamo, the writer studied
archaeology at the University of Malta
and graduated in 1997. She married
Peter Caruana Galizia in 1985 and had
three sons: Matthew, who grew up to
follow in his mother’s footsteps as a
writer, Andrew and Paul.
Galizia began working as a journalist
shortly after her marriage in 1987,
becoming a regular columnist with
The Sunday Times of Malta and later an
associate editor and weekly columnist
for The Malta Independent, to which
she contributed a weekly column for
20 years.
She made it her mandate to
thrust “cronyism that is accepted as
something normal [in Malta]” into the
spotlight. “I can’t bear to see people like
that rewarded,” she said. The journalist
was unrelenting and fierce in her
criticisms, often branding politicians
“crooks” and “liars”.
Her efforts to shine a light on
disorder earned her many enemies.
John Dalli, a former European
commissioner she helped expose in a
tobacco lobbying scandal, went so far as
to label her a “terrorist”.
She was also a forceful critic
of Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph
Muscat. He was quick to condemn the
journalist’s killing last week, calling it
a “political murder”. “Everyone knows
Ms Caruna Galizia was a harsh critic
of mine but nobody can justify this
barbaric act in any way,” he said.
The opposition leader Adrian Delia,
who also frequently found himself
in Galizia’s line of fire, called the
journalist’s death a “total collapse
of the rule of law” and demanded an
independent investigation.
Galizia’s son Matthew was on
the International Consortium of
Investigative Journalists team that won
the Pulitzer Prize for its work on the
Panama Papers case. He said he was
certain she “was assassinated because
she stood between the rule of law and
those who sought to violate it, like
many strong journalists”.
Born 26 August 1964
Died 16 October 2017
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Put down your smartphone
Members of the iGeneration sleep less, date less and have fewer friends
T
here are few more
obvious cries for help
than self-harm. The
idea of slashing your
arm with a razor blade
or slicing your leg with
scissors to release feelings of anger,
pain and desolation seems perverse.
Yet for more than a century
there have been clinical reports
of people mutilating themselves
when emotions or stress become
overwhelming. Now the number of
British teenagers engaged in such
desperate actions is rocketing.
The latest alarming evidence on
this epidemic of youthful despair
came last week in The British
Medical Journal. A study based on
674 GP practices found girls aged
between 10 and 19 three times more
likely to self-harm than boys – and
incidences among girls aged 13 to
16 increasing more than two-thirds
over three years. This is shocking
and highly significant, especially
when such people are far more
likely to later commit suicide or die
from substance abuse.
Yet this staggering finding caused
few ripples. Another recent report
in Wales found children as young
as six logged as self-harming in
schools. One council reported
referrals to social services rising
six-fold in three years. Psychologists
often have horrific cases of selfcutting. Many parents of teenage
children have their own tales of
troubled kids, even from secure and
loving backgrounds.
There are many causes for
this mental health crisis. Yet how
much damage is caused by that
smartphone revolution unleashed
by Steve Jobs a decade ago with his
prophetic words that sometimes
“a revolutionary product comes
along that changes everything”?
As an optimist I see this device as
amazing for humanity, marvelling
at its disruptive global impact. Yet
we cannot ignore the dark side of
the digital world.
Certainly I am enslaved by the
mini-computer in my pocket.
Intuitively it feels wrong to spend
so much time staring at its small
screen, to be so distracted by
emails and diverted by Twitter.
Now there is alarming evidence the
machines may be having a malign
influence on the iGeneration – those
born after the internet, growing
up with smartphones in hand and
starting on social media well before
secondary school.
Psychologists say the prevalence
of pornography is having a profound
influence on young people, even
pre-pubescent primary school
pupils. Now comes evidence this
generation is seeing friends less,
dating less, sleeping less, going out
less than previous ones – and that
those glued most firmly to their
phones are more likely to suffer
mental health issues and even, in
the worst cases, to kill themselves.
These findings come from
American psychologist Jean
Twenge in her new book, previewed
in a provocative magazine article.
She has been studying generational
attitudes for 25 years, poring over
data going back almost a century.
“Around 2012 I noticed abrupt shifts
in teen behaviours and emotional
states,” she writes. “I had never
seen anything like it.” That date was
when the proportion of Americans
with a smartphone surpassed
half the population. Britain soon
followed suit.
Her article is littered with
alarming statistics. I found one very
stark: the number of teenagers
getting together with friends fell
more than 40 per cent over the
first 15 years of this century. At
that age, I tried desperately to
escape limits on my liberty. Yet
in the United States 18-yearolds now go out less often
than 13-year-olds went out as
recently as 2009. So teens are
less likely to be hanging out,
those moments of forging
friendships and exploring
relationships. Instead, they
are online.
Studies indicate teenagers
spending the most time on
screens and social media are
more likely to be unhappy
than those playing sport,
participating in social
activities or even doing
homework. And when
loafing around or at
parties, the iGeneration
People glued
most firmly to
their phones are
more likely to
suffer mental
health issues
routinely shares activities on social
media. Yet this fuels judgement
and insecurities among those not
invited, with feelings of insecurity
and loneliness hitting all-time highs.
Girls, traditionally using social
media more than boys, are most
likely to suffer such fears in a sexist
society that places such store on
female looks. Is this linked to these
latest self-harm figures? Or to a
recent government study that
found one in three teenage girls
suffers anxiety or depression? Or
to another finding that one in four
girls is clinically depressed by
the age of 14? Twenge also points
to a sharp rise in sleep-deprived
teenagers failing to get seven
hours of rest a night – especially
heavy users of computers and
smartphones – let alone the nine
recommended by experts.
It is not all bad news. Since
teenagers meet each other less
often they take fewer drugs, drink
less alcohol and start having sex
later, aiding the decline in
teenage pregnancy rates.
They are also highly tolerant.
But suicide rates for young
people have risen: to a
14-year high for British
children and teenagers,
and to the highest level
since records began
among students.
These findings,
although often based on
correlation not firm
proof, should provoke
fierce debate.
The internet age
remains in its
infancy, yet this is
the first generation
fully raised in a
digital environment.
Nor should we ignore
the corrosive impact
of parents plugging
infants into iPads from
an early age, then being
endlessly distracted themselves
from their offspring by Facebook
and suchlike.
There is always alarmist fear
of new technology. We must
embrace the brave new world
unfurling before our eyes with
amazing rapidity since it brings
many benefits. Yet this does not
mean we should not question if the
iGeneration is alerting us to the
consequences of mass flight into a
virtual world, symbolised by those
bloodied arms and scarred legs of
teenage girls.
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double the amount
of money devoted to
“free” childcare.
But how does this
square with Nicola
Sturgeon’s policy,
currently under
discussion, of providing a
“universal basic income”?
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Public rail
would work
I rarely agree with much
Janet Street-Porter
says, but her analysis of
our railways and how
to put them right is spot
on (iweekend, 21-22
October).
We could enjoy the
service she experienced
in France and Italy if our
railways were run by the
state, as they are in most
of Europe, where our
failed privatised system
is a laughing stock.
While it is true that
public services were
poorly run in the past,
so too were most large
companies. A huge
amount has changed in
management practice
since, and any enterprise
can be successfully run
regardless of the sector.
JIM ELLIOTT
DINAS CROSS,
PEMBROKESHIRE
Welcome
invisibility
I am 85, and from the age
of seven I discovered that
not all males behaved
towards me as my close
male relatives did – with
affection and protection.
From then until about
65 any male approach
of interest or kindness
had to be treated with
suspicion. My response
was usually justified.
Since I became
invisible it has been such
a joy to be able to be on
equal terms. Any male
of any age behaving in a
friendly, helpful or kind
way now is because they
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The article “Tweet
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(iweekend, 21-22
October), indicating that
the Church of England
is now reaching more
people through social
media than the pulpit,
suggests that there is
something seriously
unattractive about its
Sunday public worship.
If the C of E engaged
in some serious “seek
ye” as opposed to “tweet
ye” they would soon
find that their Sunday
services are most often a
predictable mechanistic
liturgical ritual suited
only to the needs of their
ageing congregations.
NIGEL SCOTLAND
CHELTENHAM
Why we went
to Prague
The lack of NHS funding
and the cost of fertility
treatment are not the
only reasons couples are
seeking IVF abroad.
Between 2006 and
2009, my wife and I tried
four cycles of treatment
in the UK, costing us over
£20,000. We were given
the clear impression
that IVF in the UK is
a business where the
objective is to extract as
much cash as possible.
In desperation, we
travelled to Prague,
where the consultant
informed us that if the
treatment we were
undergoing in the UK
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second attempt it was
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He recommended a
longer cycle and on the
first attempt my wife
became pregnant with
twins. Everyone treated
us with the utmost
respect, the success rates
were much better and
the cost about half that in
the UK. Our only regret is
that we persisted for so
long at UK clinics.
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Leading lights
of Oxbridge?
Defending the
indefensible
What’s with this
obsession for access to
Oxbridge education?
I know that these
institutions have
provided a large number
of our country’s leaders,
but in the light of current
political and economic
turmoil, that’s hardly a
glowing reference.
PAUL GREEN
BADSEY,
WORCESTERSHIRE
I was shocked to read
Eleanor Doughty’s
defence of the
Bullingdon Club in
her piece about David
Cameron (i, 20 October).
Even Boris Johnson has
described it as “a truly
shameful vignette of
almost superhuman
undergraduate
arrogance”.
YVONNE HOWARD
LONDON
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kind chap.
Perhaps this might
now change for
everyone? It would be
wonderful if so.
JOAN NOYES
TORPOINT, CORNWALL
Silence is golden
‘Peep Show’ creator Sam Bain
on how meditating to
cope with his inner ‘Jeremy’
inspired his first play
NATURE
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of rural
photographer
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Scientology seems to be slowly
losing some of its Hollywood
power. King of Queens actress Leah
Remini (inset) has been waging a
one-woman crusade against the
Wearing head-to-toe classic check
Burberry has been a fashion hate
crime since the Nineties.
Back then EastEnders actress
Danniella Westbrook almost
single-handedly desecrated
Burberry’s credibility when she
decked herself out completely in its
traditional check.
The Burberry pattern had then
become synonymous with “chav”
but, 15 years later, the check has
finally shed its bad reputation. It is
apparently cool again, and not just
with disgraced EastEnders actors.
Proving that, Rita Ora gave a
powerful interpretation of the
Westbrook special when she arrived
to co-host the Radio 1 Teen Awards
with Nick Grimshaw yesterday - just
days after Rihanna wore a similar full
Burberry look.
Danniella, get your checks out of
the loft: it’s your time to shine.
Paloma puts
faith in NHS
certain sex, she said, like blue for boys
and pink for girls, so they can
explore their own identity.
After giving birth to her
first child, Faith wrote a
letter praising the NHS for
its help during a “difficult
labour”. She said: “The
devotion, kindness and
commitment shown
by all of them was
second to none, and
I am humbled by the
whole experience.”
Faith added that
the NHS is one
of the “greatest
achievements of this
country” and said it
“should be respected and
protected by all”.
With her first child now almost
one, Paloma Faith has said that
she will have more in the not-sodistant future and raise them
all gender-neutral, explaining:
“I just want them to be who
they want to be.”
The singer has never
revealed the name or sex of
the child she gave birth to
last December. “I’m loving
being a mum,” she said. “I
want two or three kids in
all and they’ll be gender
neutral.” There will be no
colours associated with a
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religion since she left it in
2013, writing a book
about her trials under
the religion’s control
called Troublemaker.
Other celebrities
are said to have been
quietly peeling off.
The latest is thought
to be Priscilla Presley,
who has reportedly said she is
“done” with Scientology after
nearly four decades.
Presley’s daughter, LisaMarie, said after leaving
the church three years ago:
“I was slowly starting to
self-destruct. They were
taking my soul, my money,
my everything.”
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Rebecca
Armstrong
In 2014, Rebecca’s husband Nick
was hit by a car and seriously injured.
Here, in one of a series of columns,
she writes about the aftermath of
his accident
S
ome people love autumn.
They adore the crunchy
leaves, the crisp air and the
joys of Halloween and Bonfire
Night. I know this because people
who love autumn also love banging
on about why they love autumn.
I don’t love autumn. It’s all right,
but it ends badly and I can only get
so excited about woolly tights and
pumpkins. And autumn, for me, is
about paperwork and highlighter
pens rather than hot wine and
woodland walks.
Each autumn, I have to fill in two
whopping great forms to prove that
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as their handset is paid for
I am looking after Nick correctly. As
his legal deputy, I make decisions
on his behalf about his health and
welfare as well as his property and
finances. So every year I have to
document what I’ve done, who I’ve
consulted and why I’ve made the
decisions I’ve made. The forms
arrive in September, and have to be
completed by November. They’re
sent to me by the Office of the Public
Guardian and they scare the bejesus
out of me.
It’s not that I mind being checked
up on – that’s absolutely vital when it
comes to someone as vulnerable as
Nick – it’s the adding up. Oh God, the
adding up. Armed with a propelling
pencil, a pack of highlighters, a
calculator, a spreadsheet and Nick’s
bank statements, I go through every
single transaction to make this
year’s balance, well, balance.
Last year there was a discrepancy
of £123 and I went back through the
numbers again and again before
admitting defeat and adding a
plaintive note saying as much on the
form. I received a reply saying that
they’d worked out what the problem
was: I’d started with the wrong
amount. Maths is so not my thing.
I usually go through both forms
filling everything in in pencil before
I commit to ink. This year, though,
there’s the option to do it online.
So far, it’s actually going pretty
smoothly, apart from a few crashes
and a missing £32.80 that I can’t for
the life of me locate. I’m keeping hold
of the paper forms just in case.
It’s not only the arithmetic that
makes me anxious. It’s working out
which category to put Nick’s different
expenditure in. Does a remotecontrol helicopter come under pocket
money? Does a £150 hair-zapping
gadget that Nick nagged me into
buying with his money count as a
toiletry? Or a major purchase? Is
petrol a travel cost or should it come
out of days out?
It’s also complicated by the fact
that I’m Nick’s wife, as well as acting
on his behalf. I have to pay a security
bond each year so that if I run off
to Rhyll with his chequebook, his
assets are safe. I just pay it when it
arrives – should I be using his money
or mine? The money we both have,
after almost 14 years together, is
our money, and it would feel weird
to insist that every meal we eat
together or tube of toothpaste I
buy for him comes out of his
dwindling funds.
I’m more than halfway through
this year’s reports, which is
cheering. It’s such a relief when I
finally send them off. This time, as a
treat when I’ve finished, I’m going to
apply for Nick’s new passport. It’ll
be a breeze compared to my annual
autumn ordeal.
SOCIETY
caught up in that nonsense,
while also worrying that we don’t
pay enough attention to our
children’s happiness.
Last week, the NSPCC reported
a 15 per cent rise year-on-year in the
number of children calling Childline
with “suicidal thoughts”. In 2016-17,
Childline’s counsellors “delivered
22,456 sessions about suicide”, up
from 19,481 the year before. Monday
evenings are the worst, suggesting a
link with school pressures.
Another story involved some of
Britain’s leading private girls schools
deciding to scrap the 11-plus because
of the stress that “prepping” was
placing on 10-year-olds. Factor in
SATs and GCSEs and A-Levels and
we must ask: what room for fun?
This week I hosted an event with
Emma Scott, chief executive of The
Beano Studios, the woman charged
with finding new audiences not only
for Dennis, Gnasher and the (Bash
Street) gang, but the wonderfully
inane humour The Beano represents.
Not humour for education or
with profound intent – just
pure, nonsensical fun. The
stuff I disdained when my
daughters consumed it online.
But Emma made me think
about how vital fun for its own
sake is and the link between
a lack of it and mental health
problems. When I asked
mine if they missed
half-term holidays,
they said they mostly
pined for “just
going to the park
and kicking a ball
about”. Me too. Roll
on December.
Stefano
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Half-term is
ideal time to
do... nothing
I
t’s half-term, but I no longer have
skin in that game. No tweens
twiddle thumbs on video games
or teenagers slumber ’til supper;
there’s no childcare or holidays at
rip-off prices. My two are at uni but,
living as I do on the same road as a
school, the life-affirming sounds of
youth are absent.
It’s a view that will not be
universally shared, but what I hope
most of them are doing is: absolutely
nothing! I may no longer be
a school parent, but I still
worry about children.
Not their knowledge of
equations or the periodic
table – I worry they’re
not having
enough fun.
Half-term
follows a week
of more headlines
about how unhappy our children
are and the consequences of
grown-ups’ obsession with exams
and league tables. I let myself get
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Harriet Treacy loved studying medicine at Nottingham University, but
quickly became disillusioned with
working in the NHS. After her two
years at a hospital in Weston-superMare, any allure was gone.
“I’d just had enough of the toxic
atmosphere,” she told the Royal
College of GPs’ annual conference in Liverpool, after flying from
Australia where she has worked
for the last two years in hospital
emergency medicine.
“I went to Australia because I
didn’t know what I wanted to do,
other than I certainly didn’t want to
stay in the [NHS] system after just
two years. You’re treated so differently over there. Doctors [of all levels]
are on first-name terms, they’ll talk
about their lives at work and seem
much happier. If you go into a hospital
in the UK people aren’t having those
conversations – they’re talking about
exams, about stress, about workload.
“The whole morale in the NHS is so
low and it obviously rubs off on you,
so you find yourself working in this
environment that’s really toxic, and
you think: ‘Am I supposed to stay in
this until I’m 60? Or 80 for my generation,” the 27-year-old says. “It’s
just not sustainable, so I just got up
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to work in
Australia
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An Oxford University student who
was spared jail after stabbing her
ex-boyfriend might be allowed to
return to her studies.
Lavinia Woodward, a medical
student, attacked the man with
a bread knife at her university
accommodation at Christ Church.
The offence would normally
carry a custodial sentence, but the
judge, Ian Pringle QC, handed down
a 10-month suspended sentence
in September, saying: “You are a
clearly highly intelligent individual,
you had an immaturity about you
which was not commensurate for
someone of your age.”
Now it has emerged the 24-yearold will be allowed to suspend her
studies for 18 months, thereby
delaying any disciplinary hearing
against her. A staff panel will only
be able to consider whether she
should be expelled once she states
her desire to return.
Christ Church revealed in May
that it warned Woodward that “any
more drug-taking, or misconduct of
any other kind, would indeed result
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last September.
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Rise of ‘pop-up brothels’
to be investigated by MPs
Mayor adds
new £10 tax on
diesel drivers
By William McLennan
Parliament will investigate the role
of Airbnb and other short-term
rental companies in the growth of
“pop-up brothels”.
The all-party parliamentary
group on prostitution will today
begin an inquiry after temporary
brothels, often advertised online,
were reported to have opened in
holiday destinations across the UK,
including the Lake District.
Police say the shortlived nature
of pop-up brothels make it harder
to track vulnerable women who
may be being exploited. The Labour MP Gavin Shuker, who is
chairing the inquiry, said: “A lack
of enforcement action and a lack
of interest from politicians means
we normally only see the tip of the
iceberg. What we’re hoping to do
is flush out the true scale of what
brothel-keeping looks like.”
Laura Watson, from the English Collective of Prostitutes, said
attempts by police to disrupt
long-standing brothels with court
orders were forcing sex workers to
take greater risks.
“Closure orders are being widely
used and every closure makes it
harder for sex workers to insist
on decent working conditions,”
she said.
Dr Treacy set up a blog,
itsabouttimedoctor,
chronicling her experiences of
working in several varied health
care systems.
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and left. And loads of people I trained
with have done the same thing.”
Dr Treacy said the main reason she
had yet to consider working in UK
general practice was that doctors are
under-invested in through no fault of
their own.
“You’re probably working in the
same constrained system that I and
others are working in,” she told the
conference, adding that a lack of duty
of care concerning doctors’ wellbeing in the UK has an impact on their
mental health.
“In Australia, they don’t just talk
about mental health, they actually act
upon it. We have to stop feeling guilty
about saying the employee – the doctor – comes first, rather than the
client – the patient. Until we put the
GP, the doctor, at the heart of health,
we can keep trying to make the patient healthier, but it’s never going to
be sustainable.”
Young doctor tells
of brain drain
from the NHS
By Paul Gallagher
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Helen of Troy
too ‘fluffy’ for
TV, historian
Hughes is told
By Adam Sherwin
By William McLennan
The Channel 5 series,
which starts on Friday at
9pm, follows eight pivotal days
that defined the Roman Empire
and its establishment as the
world’s first superpower.
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
The television historian Bettany
Hughes was told to steer clear of
“fluffy” subjects when she tried to
shed new light on the ancient world’s
most influential women.
The broadcaster and classicist
published an acclaimed work on
Helen of Troy, revealing the “real”
figure behind the myth of the “most
beautiful woman on earth”. She explored the story further in a television documentary.
But Ms Hughes encountered sexist attitudes among the broadcasting
and academic establishment. She
told i: “There was a subconscious
prejudice against women. I was told
‘We need to make sure people take
you seriously.’ No male historian was
ever told that.”
Ms Hughes added: “When I was
first writing about Helen of Troy, I
was told the history I was doing was
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his own battle
with anxiety
described as a ‘fluffy’ subject. There
was no female historian presenting a BBC series until 2000. And
that wasn’t because there were no
female historians.”
Ms Hughes, who presents a new
Channel 5 series, Eight Days That
Made Rome, said overt sexism was
less frequent today. Her new films
explore the power wielded by Agrippina the Younger, Nero’s scheming
mother, whose murder was ordered
by her son five years into his reign
as emperor.
Ms Hughes explores parallels between Nero, notorious for his cruelty
and debauched behaviour, and Don-
Bettany Hughes’s
‘Helen of Troy:
Goddess, Princess,
Whore’ was
published in 2013
ald Trump. A public showman, Nero
took part in theatrical competitions
which he invariably won.
“It was like a president going on a
TV reality show only worse,” she said.
“It was destabilising to the republic if
the emperor looked a fool. But Nero
also knew how to keep the plebs’
support by building gymnasiums
and theatres.”
Ms Hughes said there were “many
Harvey Weinsteins of the ancient
world”. Actresses on the Roman
stage were awarded a “low-life” status akin to prostitutes.
She quoted a misogynistic Greek
poem composed by the seventh-century BC satirist Semonides of Amorgos called Types of Women. “He calls
women descendants of bitches and
pigs and ascribes horrible characteristics to them. He was a very popular
poet among satirists.”
The historian said she takes a “long
view” of gender inequality. “Equality
between men and women is written
into the DNA of human pre-history.
It’s from the around the years 1,500 to
1,200BC that women’s roles become
subjugated and compromised.”
FILM
Paddington backers try to cut Weinstein ties
By Richard Jinman
Backers of the Paddington Bear
films are trying to scrap the Weinstein Company’s deal to distribute
the sequel in the US, following the
sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder Harvey
Weinstein. It was reported yesterday
that Heyday Films, the co-producer
of Paddington with the French company StudioCanal, said the family
film should have no association withthe Weinstein Company.
The original Paddington made
$268m (£203m) globally, the fourth-
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John Green, the author of The
Fault in Our Stars, about two teenagers with cancer who fall in love,
has revealed he has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety.
The author, 40, said writing
his latest book Turtles All the Way
Down, was an exercise in putting
into words some of his own mental
health struggles, particularly with
obsessive compulsive disorder.
“I was at times writing from inside my own experience,” he told
The Sunday Times.
“But I also wanted to give form
and expression to something that
is really abstract, and trying to do
that meant digging pretty deep inside myself.”
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Found: first try
at a soap by
‘Corrie’ creator
By Richard Jinman
A script for Coronation Street
creator Tony Warren’s previously
unknown first attempt at a soap
opera has been found.
Before Warren, who died in
2016, changed the TV landscape
with Corrie in 1960, he started
writing Seven, Bessie Street.
David Tucker, a friend of Warren, said although the soap centres on a terraced street, it is
otherwise very different from Coronation Street. Mr Tucker found
it among Tony Warren’s estate.
The script has gone on display at
Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
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LITERATURE
Science event of the year… but
does anyone understand it?
By Paul Gallagher
It is the book that 10 million people
bought but far fewer seem to have
actually read, let alone understood.
Although Stephen Hawking wrote
his 1988 bestseller on cosmology, A
Brief History of Time, for the non-scientist with no prior knowledge of the
theories involved, it proved difficult
for many to penetrate.
Now, for the first time, the general public can read the theoretical
physicist’s PhD thesis, Properties of
Expanding Universes, written in 1966
by a then little-known 24-year-old
Cambridge postgraduate.
The thesis is likely to prove even
more of a challenge for many laymen, given that his target audience
51 years ago was his doctoral tutor,
Dennis Sciama.
The author himself simply hopes
it will help readers “make sense of
the cosmos”.
Until today, copies of the thesis had
been available either for consultation in the University Library or for
purchase. Now, to celebrate Open
Access Week 2017, it has been made
freely available to anyone, anywhere
Cambridge now hopes
to encourage its other
former academics – who include
98 Nobel Affiliates – to make
their work freely available to all.
Stephen Hawking says he hopes his
work will inspire others GETTY
in the world, via the University of
Cambridge’s Open Access repository,
Apollo (repository.cam.ac.uk).
The thesis is the most requested
item in Apollo, with the catalogue
record alone attracting hundreds of
views per month. In recent months,
the university has received hundreds
of requests from readers wishing
to download and digest Professor
Hawking’s thesis in full.
Professor Hawking said: “By making my PhD thesis open access, I hope
to inspire people around the world to
look up at the stars and not down at
their feet; to wonder about our place
in the universe and to try and make
sense of the cosmos.
“Anyone, anywhere in the world
should have free, unhindered access
to not just my research, but to the research of every great and enquiring
mind across the spectrum of human
understanding.
“Each generation stands on the
shoulders of those who have gone
before them, just as I did as a young
PhD student in Cambridge, inspired
by the work of Isaac Newton, James
Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein.
“It’s wonderful to hear how many
people have already shown an interest in downloading my thesis – hopefully they won’t be disappointed!”
Presidents united for charity
Five former US Presidents,
Jimmy Carter, George HW
Bush, Bill Clinton, George W
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Classified files on JFK shooting will be opened
By Will Worley
Donald Trump has announced he
intends to allow the release of the
“long-blocked and classified” files on
the John F Kennedy assassination.
The announcement, made against
the advice of the National Security
Council, has prompted claims the
President is seeking to distract the
public from a series of negative stories. The declaration was made on
Twitter, with the President saying:
“Subject to the receipt of further
information, I will be allowing, as
President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”
The decision was met with a mixed
response. “This is enough to distract
from Trump’s lies, investigations
and incompetence,” said the sociologist Dr DaShanne Stokes. “Of course
Trump will allow it.”
Mike Huckabee, former governor
of Arkansas, said the release “will
prove I was NOT involved, ending
rumours and speculation. I was in the
third grade.”
But the political scientist Larry
Sabato, of the University of Virginia,
said: “Thank you. This is the correct
decision. Please do not allow exceptions for any agency of government.
JFK files have been hidden too long.”
Professor Sabato, author of a book
on the Kennedy assassination, has
long campaigned for the documents
to be released.
It is hoped the publication of the
3,000 files could provide new insight
into a trip to Mexico taken by the assassin Lee Harvey Oswald just prior
to the shooting.
Security officials reportedly fear
some documents compiled in the
1990s could contain information on
more recent intelligence operations.
Mr Trump’s language suggested
the move could still be blocked but
the public announcement has height-
During last year’s election
campaign, Donald Trump
used a conspiracy theory about
the assassination to attack his
rival, Ted Cruz, based on a story
run by the National Enquirer.
John F Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, in the Dallas motorcade shortly
before he was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963 AP
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nless the unthinkable
happens and Donald
Trump directly
contradicts himself,
could this be the end of
modern history’s most productive
conspiracy theory generator?
This Thursday, Trump intends
to sanction the publication of
3,000 classified documents
relating to John F Kennedy’s
murder (report, above).
He reserved the right to change
his mind, and yield to FBI and
CIA pressure to block the law
mandating the documents’ release.
But this is unlikely. According to a
White House official, he believes
they should be made available “in
the interests of full transparency”.
Even if his motive is purely to
divert the headlines away from
his various epic failures, anyone
who became sated with the JFK
theories ages ago might enjoy the
novelty of agreeing with Trump.
For a mental image of the
sheer volume of conspiracies the
Kennedy killing has produced,
picture the almost 1,000 books
on the subject piled up. For a
snapshot of just how long it’s been
going on, look at my ravaged face.
On 22 November 1963 the shock
of hearing about the shooting in
Dallas sent my mother into what
was not, as she still likes to remind
me, a swift or relaxing labour.
Three days later, I emerged just
as Kennedy was being buried in
Virginia. The midwives, nurses
and doctors were crying.
Yet the reason so many have
spent so long in such a futile
pursuit as solving the almost
certainly non-existent mysteries of
his death goes beyond grief.
Kennedy’s murder is widely
assumed to be a history-changing
event. Stephen King’s novel
22/11/63 is predicated on that idea.
In 2011, a New England teacher
goes through a “rabbit hole”, back
to 1958, to begin preparing to stop
Lee Harvey Oswald (pictured)
shooting the President. If Kennedy
lives, after all, everything changes.
No military escalation in Vietnam,
no later assassinations of
Bobby Kennedy and
Martin Luther King,
no Richard Nixon
using a blatantly
divisive strategy
to win the White
House. (Remind you
of anyone?)
On any timeline
where Oswald is stopped
and Kennedy lives, so King’s
protagonist believes, the future of
America and beyond is far gentler,
kinder and more civilised.
The received wisdom holds that
Kennedy’s death was worse than
the end of something good. It was
the start of something hideous.
Small wonder that no single
occurrence in modern history
has inspired such obsessive
speculation. Did Oswald act alone,
or with an accomplice, or was he
(as he claimed in the days between
killing Kennedy and being shot by
Jack Ruby) innocent – “a patsy”?
Did Moscow collude to change
the occupancy of the Oval Office
(once again, ring any bells?) in
payback for JFK’s humiliation
of Nikita Khrushchev over those
Cuban-bound nukes?
If it wasn’t the KGB, did Fidel
Castro commission the hit in
ened anticipation about the files’ release. The documents are due to be
published by the National Archives
on 26 October but it had previously
been reported that Mr Trump would
not allow them to be made public. The President is the only person with the authority to block the
documents’ publication.
The 1963 killing of Mr Kennedy
shocked the world and has prompted conspiracy theories – some
people believe there was a second
gunman. Oswald was shot dead by
Jack Ruby before he could be tried.
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Nothing confirms
the conspiracy
like evidence it
never existed
response for various attempts on
his life by the CIA? Was it the CIA
itself, or the Mafia, or Lyndon B
Johnson, or Sooty and Sweep, or
Alf Ramsey, or one of the myriad
others fingered by the theoryconcoctors down the decades?
As a character in Stephen King’s
novel says, the simplest solution
is usually the right one – that
Oswald acted alone. The Warren
Commission investigated for a
year and found no conspiracy.
The peculiar Catch-22 genius
of the conspiracy theorist,
of course, is that nothing
confirms the conspiracy
like evidence it never
existed. The more
and harder proof you
offer, the stronger
they believe what is
being disproved.
Barack Obama tried
to destroy his conspiracy
theory by publishing a
long-form birth certificate issued
in Hawaii. He was reluctant to
engage with crazy racists, but
eventually decided it was time
to shame them into silence, and
abort one individual’s embryonic
political ambitions.
Five years later, America
replaced Obama with the Birther
Supreme; the same Donald
Trump who, during the campaign,
tweeted that the Cuban-born
father of Republican rival Ted
Cruz was with Oswald shortly
before the JFK murder, and may
have been involved.
So bring it on, Mr President,
and let us know at last if Oswald
did have an accomplice hidden
behind that fabled Texan hillock.
Who better than Twitter’s troll to
unlock the secrets of the grassy
knoll? THE INDEPENDENT
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Abe wins extra time to persuade
Japanese to end their pacifism
Billionaire facing
fraud charges
is elected PM
By Philip Heijmans
IN PRAGUE
By Ken Moritsugu
Mr Abe’s party and its
supporters have advocated
constitutional revisions for years.
They view the 1947 constitution
as the legacy of Japan’s defeat in
the Second World War.
IN TOKYO
Japan’s ruling coalition was last
night heading for an impressive win
in national elections, in what could
represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A victory will boost Mr Abe’s
chances of winning another threeyear term next September as leader
of the Liberal Democratic Party
(LDP). Crucially, this could extend
his premiership to 2021, giving him
more time to try to win a reluctant
public over to his goal of revising Japan’s pacifist constitution.
In the immediate term, a victory
would mean the continuation of the
policies Mr Abe has pursued since
he took office in December 2012: a
hard line on North Korea, close ties
with Washington, including defence,
as well as a super-loose monetary
policy and push for nuclear energy.
Analysts saw Mr Abe’s move as
an attempt to solidify his political
standing at a time when the opposition was in disarray and his ratings
had improved somewhat.
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Shortly after the polls closed, Japanese media projected that the LDP
and its junior partner Komeito might
even retain their two-thirds majority
in the lower house of parliament.
In unofficial results late last night,
the ruling coalition had won 264
seats in the 465-seat lower house,
and other parties had 109 seats,
according to the Japanese public
broadcaster NHK. Final results may
not be tallied until today.
Mr Abe said the results indicate
that voters support his policies and
want to see his leadership continue.
“I think the results reflected the
voters’ preference for a solid political foundation and their expectations for us to push policies forward
and achieve results,” he told NHK.
Mr Abe’s approval ratings had fallen
to around 30 per cent in the summer,
after accusations of government
favouritism to people connected
to him, sparking rumours that he
might be vulnerable as party leader.
“I will humbly face the victory and
continue to work humbly and sincerely,” Mr Abe said.
He dissolved the lower house
less than a month ago, forcing the
snap election. The lower house
chooses the prime minister and is
the more powerful of the two chambers of parliament. AP
The Czech President Milos Zeman
said yesterday he would name the
ANO party leader Andrej Babis as
the next prime minister after the
anti-establishment movement won
an election over the weekend by a
huge margin.
The party of the billionaire businessman (inset) won 29.6 per cent at
the polls, nearly three times as much
as the closest competitor in the election, but ANO may struggle
to find coalition partners, while Mr Babis
faces fraud charges
that he denies.
Mr Babis , who is
often compared to
the US President
Donald Trump for
his nationalistic tendencies and well as his
wealth, said his country was
ready to move away from a corrupted
establishment that has been in control since the fall of Communism.
Falling short of the 101-seat majority needed, Mr Babis will seek to form
a coalition. THE INDEPENDENT
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RUSSIA
AUSTRALIA
Airport staff to
be searched after
bomb plot foiled
By Benjamin Cooper
IN SYDNEY
Australia is to introduce random
searches of workers entering and
inside its airports as it increases
security after the foiled
terrorism plot in the summer.
“These measures strengthen
Troops battle Islamic
militants in urban siege
By Roli Ng
IN MARAWI CITY
SYRIA
Anti-corruption Militias take
dissident freed back oilfield
Alexei Navalny, possibly
Russia’s most prominent
opposition figure, has been
released from jail after a
20-day sentence for calling an
unauthorised demonstration.
Mr Navalny was arrested
on 29 September and was
sentenced for calling an
unauthorised protest in
St Petersburg.
So far this year, the anticorruption campaigner has
twice called for nationwide
demonstrations whose size
and extent have left the
Kremlin rattled. AP
THE PHILIPPINES
US-backed militias said they captured a major oilfield in Deir ez-Zor
province yesterday in their offensive
against the remaining Isis fighters in
eastern Syria.
The Syrian Democratic Forces
(SDF) said it gained control of alOmar oilfield, one of Syria’s largest.
With air strikes and special forces
from the US-led coalition, the SDF
has been battling Isis in Deir ez-Zor,
bordering Iraq.
The SDF alliance of Kurdish and
Arab militias has been focused on
territory east of the Euphrates river,
while the Syrian army has been waging its own anti-Isis offensive. REUTERS
existing controls to ensure
that airport workers are
authorised, properly identified
and appropriately trained before
entering secure airside areas,”
Darren Chester, the Minister for
Transport, said yesterday.
“They may also be subject to
security screening in the course
of their duties.”
Airport security was tightened
in July after police foiled “Islamicinspired” plans for a bomb attack
on an Emirates flight from Sydney.
Four arrests were made after a
man allegedly tried to bring an
explosive device on board. REUTERS
Philippine troops were locked in an
intense urban firefight with the last
remnants of a pro-Isis alliance, as the
army sought to declare an end to the
country’s biggest internal security
crisis in years.
An estimated 30 people, including
militants and some of their family
members, were battling to hold a
fortified, two-storey building next
to Marawi city’s Lake Lanao, and
appeared ready to fight to the death,
according to the deputy commander
of the operation.
“There’s just one building and
Hong Kong
When the propaganda film
The Founding of an Army was
released in China recently, the
reaction wasn’t quite what the
ruling Communist Party might
have hoped for.
Instead of inspiring an
outpouring of nationalism and
self-sacrifice for the state, it
was roundly mocked for trying
to lure a younger audience
by casting teen idols as
revolutionary party leaders.
The resurgent Communist
Party, which once pushed
its policies on to the public,
now struggles to compete for
attention with the booming
entertainment industry
and the celebrity culture it
has spawned.
“Chinese people are
increasingly ignoring party
propaganda and are much
more interested in movie stars,
who represent a new lifestyle
and more exciting aspirations,”
said Willy Lam, an expert on
Chinese politics at the Chinese
University of Hong Kong.
President Xi Jinping, who
will cement his authority with
his expected endorsement
to a second five-year term at
this week’s national party
congress, has placed a priority
on stamping out too much
Western influence in Chinese
society, in part so the party can
dictate the values that Chinese
youth should embrace.
The results have at best
been mixed… and at worst
ham-fisted and out of touch. AP
Yi-Ling Liu
they’re inside,” Colonel Romeo
Brawner told a news conference.
“We believe these are ones who
decided to fight it out, because they
Cult king
to get last
farewell
Dancers practise a
presentation around
the pavilion where
Thailand’s late King
Bhumibol Adulyadej
will be cremated on
Thursday. The King
died at the age of
88 in October last
year, triggering an
outpouring of grief
in a nation where the
leader commanded
a cult-like following.
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SOUTH KOREA
Nuclear power to be phased out despite objections
South Korea’s President, Moon
Jae-in, said yesterday that the
government would continue to phase
out nuclear power despite a public
opinion poll favouring investment in
the energy source.
“We will completely stop all plans
for the construction of new nuclear
reactors,” Mr Moon said. “The
government will also step up usage of
natural gas and renewables.”
Mr Moon’s statement came
after a public survey on Friday
found a majority of almost 60 per
cent in favour of resuming stalled
construction work on two reactors.
The President yesterday called the
public response “wise and intelligent”
and asked his supporters to respect
the outcome of the survey.
He also reiterated his plan to shut
down the Wolsong Number 1 nuclear
reactor, the nation’s second-oldest,
when capacity allowed. REUTERS
MEXICO
UNITED STATES
NAMIBIA
Officers arrested
for stealing pets
Tornado storms Rhino’s revenge
into Beach Boys on poacher
Fifteen police officers in Mexico
have been arrested after
security cameras recorded them
apparently looting a property.
The footage released last week
shows officers exiting patrol
vehicles, searching a property and
carrying away articles including
household items and pet birds.
The prosecutors’ office said the
police are being charged with
conducting an unlawful search,
robbery and abuse of authority. AP
A tornado tore part of the roof off
an Oklahoma casino on Saturday
where the Beach Boys were playing
a concert.
Concertgoers were twice evacuated from the Riverwind Casino in
Norman, Oklahoma, with fears the
roof would collapse.
The state governor Mary Fallin, who was at the concert, said: “I
looked up towards the balcony and
there was this huge flood of rain coming through the roof.” AP
By Christine Kim
IN SEOUL
Postcard
From...
Houses damaged by the ground
offensive and air strikes REUTERS
believe that if they die there they will
go to heaven.”
Colonel Brawner said soldiers were
using loudspeakers to urge them
to surrender, and anticipated the
gunfight could go on until midnight.
The siege of Marawi has stoked
wider concerns that Isis loyalists
have learnt to thrive in impoverished
Muslim areas of the island of
Mindanao and use its jungles and
mountains to launch attacks.
Those fears are compounded by
the Marawi rebels’ ability to recruit
young fighters, stockpile huge
amounts of arms and endure five
months of ground offensives and
government air strikes. REUTERS
A rhino turned the tables on a
suspected poacher in Namibia,
charging and injuring the man
while he was allegedly tracking it.
The incident happened in
Etosha National Park after Luteni
Muharukua and other alleged
poachers illegally entered the
wildlife area in the hope of killing
rhinos for their horns. Police said
the rhino inflicted a leg injury on
Mr Muharukua after he fell while
fleeing. AP
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FRANCE
Government leak: a puddle at the Élysée palace
By Rachel Roberts
Many national leaders, including US
presidents and British prime ministers, enjoy the company of pets. But
not many of these animals have been
responsible for embarrassing leaks.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s black Labrador-griffon cross,
Nemo, which came from a rescue
centre, has been photographed in
the gardens of the Élysée Palace and
even stood to attention on the palace
steps to welcome Niger’s leader, Mahamadou Issoufou.
Unfortunately, two-year-old Nemo
was not on his best behaviour this
weekend, when he was filmed cocking his leg and urinating copiously
against an ornamental fireplace in
Mr Macron’s gilded office during a
meeting between the President and
junior ministers.
In the footage for channel TF1, the
three junior ministers were talking
to Mr Macron about inner-city investment when Nemo relieved himself behind them.
The President and his staff looked
on helplessly until the dog finished
his business. “I wondered what that
noise was,” said the junior minister for ecology, Brune Poirson, who had been talking
when the dog urinated.
They might be regularly photographed with
their smiling owners
for magazine spreads,
but Élysée Palace dogs
don’t always fit into the
presidential setting. Nicolas
Sarkozy’s dogs caused so much
damage by gnawing pieces of historic furniture that thousands of euros
of restoration work was needed after
Mr Sarkozy’s departure, according to the website
Mediapart.
The British Prime
Minister has fared
better with the resident No 10 pet, Larry
the cat.
Larry, who is the
latest in a series of distinguished four-legged
Whitehall residents, came
from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
in 2011.
He has been cooed over by the
nation, stroked by Barack Obama, is
petted by Theresa May when he is not
keeping the Downing Street mice in
check, and routinely “photo bombs”
press calls in Downing Street.
Bo, a Portuguese water
dog, joined the Obama
family in April 2009. The
breed had to be hypoallergenic
because the president’s daughter
Malia has allergies.
UNITED STATES
‘Female or shemale’ quiz
lands professor in trouble
By Rachel Roberts
An academic is under investigation
in New York state after he reportedly asked students to pick out who
the trans women were from a picture game line-up he called “Female
or shemale”.
A photograph of the presentation,
shown to students during a sociology
class at the State University of New
York College of Geneseo this week,
was shared online by students. Jillian Sternberg claimed she and other
students were left feeling uncomfortable with the exercise.
The topic of the session was gen-
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der, sexuality and sexual identity, but
Ms Sternberg told BuzzFeed it was
the title of the exercise which left
them taken aback.
“He said something along the lines
of, ‘Be careful not to get too drunk or
you’ll take the wrong one home’.”
When she and another student
complained to Professor David Sorbello, he said he believed the best way
to approach the subject of gender
dysphoria was through humour. The
university’s president, Denise Battles, said: “We are taking the matter
very seriously and are gathering the
facts to determine if and what action
is warranted.”
POLITICS
Carter ‘would
talk to Kim’
By Chris Michaud
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The former US President Jimmy
Carter said he would be willing to
travel to North Korea on behalf of the
Trump administration to help defuse
rising tensions.
“I would go, yes,” Mr Carter, 93,
told The New York Times when he
was asked whether it was time for
another diplomatic mission. The
Democrat, who was President from
1977 to 1981, said he had spoken to
Mr Trump’s National Security Adviser, HR McMaster, a friend who is
reported to have declined the offer of
assistance. REUTERS
An alligator
attacking a nurse
shark in Florida
US FISH AND
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NATURE
Sharks on the menu for adventurous alligators
By Rachel Roberts
Alligators are feasting on sharks in
the waters off America’s Atlantic
and Gulf coasts, researchers have
found, in confrontations that sound
like the stuff of straight-to-DVD horror films.
It is a rare example of predation
between the species.
James Nifong and Russell Lowers have published a study in Southeastern Naturalist describing how
alligators are eating four species of
sharks, measuring 3ft to 4ft, and a
species of stingray.
An alligator’s diet usually consists of crustaceans, snails and fish,
but because they are opportunistic
predators, Mr Nifong said sharks
can end up on the menu as an exotic
treat. “Before this, there have only
been a few observations from an
island off the Georgia coast, but the
new findings document the occurrence of these interactions from the
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Atlantic coast of Georgia around the
Florida peninsula to the Gulf Coast
and Florida panhandle.”
Although alligators live in fresh
water while most sharks are saltwater creatures, Mr Nifong said it is
not uncommon for them to temporarily share a habitat. Many sharks
and rays can swim into fresh water,
and although alligators do not have
salt glands like crocodiles, they can
travel between fresh water and
marine habitats.
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Paw me
another! Why
dogs could
save the pub
SOCIETY
Customers treat them as friends, and
for landlords, a canine with character
can show that theirs is a special
watering hole. By Paul Fleckney
t was a quiet Saturday
lunchtime when Abbie and I
met Dexter the pub dog. He
was sprawled on the floor of
the Crown Inn, trying to keep
cool. Outside, the Somerset village
of Axbridge baked in the summer
sun, showing off its flower beds
and its limestone cottages.
Dexter’s favourite spot was by
the bar, facing the door, which
made him the first thing we saw
when we walked in the door. There
he was, tongue lolling, half asleep, a
pub dog both on- and off-duty. Not
everyone wants to be faced with a
Rottweiler when they go into a pub,
such is the reputation of the breed,
but chat to the locals and Linda
Bishop, the landlady, and you begin
to realise just how valuable a pub
dog can be.
Dexter was talked about the
way people talk about close family
members. The testimonies kept
on coming – how much he craved
company; how new customers
would come in fearing him and
walk out loving him; how children
would hang off him like he was a
climbing frame, and steal him from
the pub garden to play with.
He was originally going to be
called Zac, until one of the more
eccentric customers (who had
enjoyed a few ciders) intervened
to say that the dog had told him he
wanted to be called Dexter. Linda
went with it – after all, Dexter
was a dog of the community, why
shouldn’t the community name him?
When Dexter died in 2016, after
eight years of active pub service,
the Crown Inn’s Facebook page
was overrun with tributes. One
of them, from one of the older
regulars, said: “He was more of a
friend than a dog.”
It was this quote that stuck
with us as we travelled around
Britain, meeting the country’s pub
dogs for our book. They were a
draw for such a range of people in
such a range of pubs. From rural
walkers’ retreats to back-street
community pubs, hipster bars to
village institutions, the pub dog’s
role was the same everywhere: to
be a friend to everyone.
There are so many other
examples that come to mind.
Frank, at the Brandling Villa
near Newcastle, whom we named
“Britain’s top pub dog”. Wherever
this beagle-cross roamed, the
locals gave him adoring looks
and tried to clap him over to
their table. The photo in the book
captures him perfectly, paw up on
the table, looking like he’s trying to
catch someone’s eye – behind him
some young Sunday drinkers are
watching him, beaming.
Or there was Charlie, a bichon
frise at the Market Tavern in
Brighouse, West Yorkshire. He’s
the sort of cartoon-cute dog you’d
expect to be owned by a wide-eyed
child. Instead he has the run of
an old-school boozer, where the
virtually all-male clientele dote on
his every move.
Then there’s Shot at the
Boatside Inn in Hexham,
Northumberland. The locals
chose his name in a vote, after the
previous pub dog, Levi, died. They
have Levi’s photo up on the wall,
never to be forgotten. But it’s Shot’s
time now, and he is theirs to take
for a walk, whenever they want.
As many of Britain’s landlords
and landladies know, pub dogs
aren’t just a pet: they provide
a public service. Some of their
customers would love a dog but
don’t have the time or money.
ENTERTAINMENT
It was sex, never friendship,
in the city, Catrall reveals
Four stars were only ever ‘colleagues’. By Sherna Noah
T
heir on-screen camaraderie and free-wheeling
lifestyles helped the Sex
and the City stars win
millions of fans globally
and made household names of Kim
Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In reality, the relationship
between Cattrall, who played
the sexually forward PR woman
Samantha Jones, and Sarah
Jessica Parker, the show’s hip sex
columnist, was rather frostier.
Speaking about her former
co-stars, Catrall said yesterday:
“We’ve never been friends. We’ve
been colleagues and, in some ways,
it’s a very healthy place to be.”
Cattrall has called her
relationship with Sarah Jessica
Parker “toxic” and complained at
being portrayed as a “diva”.
In the interview, the actress,
61, told Piers Morgan that Parker
“could have been nicer” after
Cattrall turned down a third Sex
and the City movie – presumably
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Clockwise from
main: Frank at the
Woolpack, the pub
that doubles as
the village local in
‘Emmerdale’; Pearl
keeps warm at the
bar; Frank, Britain’s
top pub dog; Malibu
Heartthrob; and
the late and much
missed Dexter
Haaving
th
hem here
is an advert:
here are some
dogs, please
bring some
more. A real
community
has grown
around them
Some people are renting and can’t
own a pet. Some people are lonely.
With social isolation a problem,
particularly among older people,
the average pub dog is more than
pulling its weight. These things are
community assets on four legs.
It’s not just customers who
benefit from a pub dog. The
business of running a pub is much
more precarious and burdensome
than in previous decades.
Spiralling rents, high beer tax and
business rates, and supermarket
competition are just some of the
barriers. Getting people through
the door has never been more
important, and publicans say
that having a dog is simply good
for business. People come in
specifically to see the dog, they
say – the drink is just a fee they’re
willing to pay for some dog time.
Would it be an exaggeration
to say that pub dogs hold British
pub culture in their paws?
They’re certainly helping some
old hostelries, like the Angel Inn
in Wangford, Suffolk. It’s been a
drinking hole for over 400 years
because the first two were duds.
Cattrall (inset) also revealed that
she can’t remember the last time
she spoke to her three co-stars
– including Cynthia Nixon and
Kristin Davis – because of
their different ages and
the fact that they’re in
different life stages.
“Another thing
that’s really
disappointing is
that nobody ever
picks up the phone
and tries to contact
you and say, ‘How you
doing?’ That would have
been the way to handle
it.” She did admit, however,
that she wouldn’t rule out a
reconciliation with Parker.
The actress discussed Trump’s
famous cameo in Sex and the City
before he became President.
“He didn’t want anyone to touch
his hair. He did his own make-up,
which was decidedly orange...
it hasn’t been enhanced,”
she said.“And we were
shooting at the Plaza
[hotel] and he owned
the Plaza at the time,
and part of the deal
with shooting in the
Plaza was he had to
be in it.
“He wasn’t
supposed to say a
line because if you are
sort of, basically, an extra,
you get paid a certain amount.
But if you say a line you get more
money – and, of course, he said a
line,” she added.
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– as the crooked timbers testify
– and yet landlords Peter and
Christine White say rent rises are
crippling their business model.
Lending a hand is Malibu
Heartthrob, as handsome a
poodle as you’ll ever see, which
draws in locals for a pint, and
dog walkers for the canine menu
and pet-friendly rooms. The
Whites warn that country pubs in
particular could collapse, partly
because of the difference in price
between pubs and supermarkets.
This concern was highlighted
by a recent Campaign for Real
Ale survey which found that
going to the pub is becoming an
“unaffordable luxury”.
There is a new breed of
watering hole: the specialist or
craft beer pub which prides itself
on being a characterful alternative
to generic, soulless pubs.
Unsurprisingly, many of them
have a resident dog. One such pub
is the Dead Crafty Beer Company
in Liverpool, which opened in
April 2016 with Dolly, a Tibetan
terrier, as its mascot.
Co-owner Gareth Morgan said:
“Dolly’s a huge help. People see her
in the bar and that tells them we’re
a dog-friendly pub, and because
we’re the only one on our road,
people come in just for that. We
have four or five dogs who come in
on a daily basis, and then they tell
people and word spreads, which
is fantastic.”
We awarded the Caledonia in
Liverpool “Britain’s top doggy pub”.
Alongside landlady Laura King are
miniature dachshunds Bonnie and
Miss Havisham (“Havi”). King says:
“Having them here is an advert:
here are some dogs, please bring
some more. A real community has
grown around them as much as the
customers, and it’s really helped
grow our business.”
It can be dangerous to
generalise, but a pub with a dog is
a good pub. They make a pub more
homely, more welcoming, more of
a community hub. Of course not
all customers are dog people, but
not one of the pubs we visited had
failed to make it work. When the
benefits of a pub dog are so many
and so profound, you wonder
why more publicans don’t get
themselves one. They might make
a few new friends.
‘Pub Dogs’ is published by Little,
Brown (£12.99)
The actress also spoke about
considering IVF in her early forties,
with her third husband, Mark
Levinson, and why she decided it
wouldn’t be right to have children.
“I had just started filming Sex
and the City... I thought to myself,
‘Wow, I have 19-hour days on this
series, I have weekends where I
finish on Saturday morning’.
“My Monday morning would
start at 4.45am and go to one or
two in the morning. How could
I possibly continue to do that,
especially in my early forties?
“And then I realised what a
commitment it was just to [have]
the procedures. I thought I don’t
think this is going to happen. It
was the first moment in my life
where I thought, maybe I’m just
not going to do this.”
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Border country:
where does the
UK actually end?
Try policing our border if you want to. But
you have to find it first. By Siobhan Fenton
A
few miles from the city
of Newry in Northern
Ireland, main roads melt
into winding country
lanes lined with unruly
hedgerows. The area conjures up
every cliché of idyllic country life –
green fields as far as the eye can see,
occasionally peppered with the sight
of a small pub or farmhouse.
Yet within its tangle of quiet
country lanes, the area harbours one
of the UK’s most pressing political
issues. Encased within it is the Irish
border, or what is now set to be the
UK’s frontier with the EU.
During the Brexit referendum
campaign, much of the rhetoric
employed by Leave advocates
drew on the idea of Britain “taking
back control of our borders”. Few
of the leading Leave campaigners
appeared to recognise that the UK
has a very real and all too tangible
border, which they could if they so
wished hold in their hands as clods
of grass and mud.
In total, there are 275 different
crossing points along the Republic
of Ireland-Northern Ireland border,
making it one of the most porous
borders in the EU. Despite this,
finding where the border actually
lies is a difficult task. Due to the
nature of Northern Ireland’s
contested political status, both
states have been keen to avoid
highlighting where one country ends
and the other begins.
There are few markings or
signifiers of the border at all, which
is tucked between hills and under
the foliage of overgrown trees or in
watery graves at the bottom of lakes.
However, this ambiguity is no
longer an asset but a hindrance.
The world’s attention is on how this
meandering and often imperceptible
stretch of land can be policed to stop
immigration, trade and national
security threats.
Armed with detailed maps and
guides of the area, I arrive at the
crucial mile, guided by the map’s
heavily inked thick red line. A
message on my mobile phone flashes
up a “welcome to Ireland”, a few
minutes later it informs me I’m now
back in the UK. After flickering
back and forth between the two, my
phone, apparently exasperated with
the constitutional politics, soon gives
up: no signal.
After some time mulling over
different identical fields, under the
nonplussed eyes of some sheep, I
drive to the next village and find a
Garda station (the Republic’s police).
Everything in front of
the pub is in Northern
Ireland, everything behind it
is in the Republic of Ireland
A road sign at Newry: there are 275
crossing points PAUL FAITH/AFP/GETTY
After I explain my mission, two
bemused but game officers agree to
explain how they mark the border
within their area, called Omeath.
They cite two border crossing
points in the immediate vicinity.
The first is marked by a presence
of a large yellow pub on one side of
a thin road; on the other side is a
petrol station. Everything in front
of the pub is in Northern Ireland,
everything behind and including the
pub is in the Republic of Ireland.
The second is a little further on.
It lies beyond the pub, requires two
right turns up narrow country road
and out of the corner of your eye, a
little stone wall will appear: where
the wall ends the border begins.
I set off for the latter. On my right,
I see a small wall about 4ft high,
a makeshift barrier composed of
mismatched stones piled atop each
other. On my left, a small metal
barrier. Immediately before me, the
white line painted down the centre
of the road suddenly stops and
becomes plain tarmac. Where the
paint stops, the border lies. The road
with white paint is in the Republic
of Ireland; where the paint ends is
Northern Ireland.
It’s almost impossible to see
how the border could be policed or
contained in any meaningful way.
There simply isn’t enough room
on these tight, country lanes to
accommodate border checkpoints
or customs officials. What’s more,
it is estimated that 30,000 people
live cross-border lives, studying or
working on one side while living on
the other.
As I leave, I pass the pub the police
cited as their other marking. One
weathered and lumpy ewe stands
ahead of her flock and, careless of
the political situation, criss-crosses
the UK’s frontier with the EU to
reach a fresher patch of grass a few
yards away.
Television Monday 23 October
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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9pm, BBC2
Viewers who caught BBC1’s
Gunpowder on Saturday will be
familiar with the figure of King
James I’s spymaster Robert Cecil,
played by Mark Gatiss. This gripping
new docu-series investigates how
the real Cecil and his father, William,
instigated “the world’s first secret
service” (really?) during the reign of
James’s predecessor, Elizabeth I,
helping her to survive 14 attempted
assassinations by Catholic enemies.
The opening episode looks at how
the elder Cecil foiled the plots that
coalesced around Mary Queen of
Scots, finally entrapping her through
an extensive spy network (not that
killing the Queen’s cousin turned out
to be a good career move).
8pm, BBC2
After last week’s intimate
documentary about his Asperger’s,
it’s business as usual for Chris
Packham as he hunkers down with
Michaela Strachan and Martin
Hughes-Games at Sherborne Park in
Gloucestershire. Meanwhile, Gillian
Burke is on the south coast to put
urban foxes through their paces in a
new intelligence test.
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents
Autumnwatch 2017
===
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
9pm, ITV
The Good Morning Britain presenter
and Twitter controversialist begins a
new round of in-depth celebrity
interviews, starting with Kim
Cattrall. Among the most
enlightening segments for Sam-fans
are the actress revealing why she
turned down Sex And The City 3 and
discussing rumoured feuds with
fellow cast members.
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A Year In An English
Garden: Flicker & Pulse
9pm, BBC4
Gardening programmes almost
invariably stick to practicalities,
which is to ignore the more sensual
and spiritual pleasures many
people find in horticulture. This, by
contrast, is an impressionistic and
meditative journey through the
four seasons in a walled Sussex
garden in which time-lapse
photography is combined with
ambient music to celebrate the
flicker of passing days and nights
and the pulsating movement of
plants in growth. Human voices
intervene from time to time to
explain, say, the journey of protons
from the sun to a patch of daffodils,
but on the whole, Brian McClave
and Tom Wichelow’s film
remains very much in keeping
with BBC4’s tradition of narrativefree “slow television”.
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My Week As A Muslim
9pm, Channel 4
In a characteristically contentious
Channel 4 documentary, Katie, who
is from a predominantly white town
in the North West of England,
spends a week living in the heart of
Manchester’s Pakistani Muslim
community, her appearance
transformed by make-up and
6.00 Real Lives Reunited
(R) (S). 6.30 Money For
Nothing (R) (S). 7.15 A
Matter Of Life And Debt
(R) (S). 8.00 Sign Zone:
The Big Family Cooking
Showdown (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 The Code (R) (S). 1.45
Restoration Home (R) (S).
2.45 Family Finders (S).
3.15 Full Steam Ahead (R)
(S). 4.15 Sea Cities (R) (S).
5.15 Flog It! (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (R) (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Dickinson’s
Real Deal (R) (S). 3.00
Alphabetical (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.20 The King Of Queens
(R). 7.10 The King Of
Queens (R). 7.40 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R)
(S). 8.05 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.35 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 9.05
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 1.05 A New Life
In The Sun (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 Find
It, Fix It, Flog It (S). 4.00
My Kitchen Rules (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (S). 5.30
Steph And Dom’s One Star
To Five Star (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15
The Gadget Show (R) (S).
1.15 Home And Away (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S). 2.15
NCIS (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
Dangerous Lessons
(Damian Romay 2016)
Thriller, starring Louise
Lombard and Alex Esola
(S). 5.00 5 News At 5 (S).
5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Strictly Come
Dancing – It
Takes Two (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks
Courtney’s
baby shower
descends into
chaos (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Scarlett gets
herself into
a dangerous
predicament (R).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The One Show
Hosted by Alex
Jones and Ore
Oduba (S).
7.30 Inside Out (S).
7.00 Grenfell Tower
– Life And Death
On The 21st
Floor (S).
7.30 University
Challenge (S).
7.00 Emmerdale (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street Faye
confronts
Seb with her
suspicions (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights The
Australian
Grand Prix (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Life At 100 The
lives of seven
centenarians (S).
8.00 Autumnwatch
2017 New
series. From
Sherborne
Park in
Gloucestershire
(S).
8.00 Countrywise:
Guide To Britain
(R) (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 Who Deserves
A Pay Rise?:
Channel 4
Dispatches (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 All New Traffic
Cops West
Yorkshire
officers pursue
stolen vehicles
across Bradford
(S).
9pm
9.30 Mrs Brown’s
Boys Maria
goes into labour
(R) (S).
9.00 Elizabeth I’s
Secret Agents
New series. The
spy network
that protected
the queen (S).
9.00 Piers Morgan’s
Life Stories
New series.
With Sex and
the City star
Kim Cattrall (S).
9.00 My Week As
A Muslim A
woman spends
a week living
in a Muslim
community (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7 A
train derails in
the station (S).
9.00 A Year In An
English Garden:
Flicker & Pulse
(S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
10.00W1A The deal
to keep Claudia
Winkleman at
the BBC hits a
snag. Last in the
series (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The Best FIFA
Football Awards
2017 (S).
10.00First Dates
A laboratory
engineer sits
down for a meal
with a lingerie
designer (S).
10.00Hunted And
Confronted:
Cowboys,
Crooks And
Chancers (S).
10.00The Vietnam
War (S).
10.55 The Vietnam
War Last in the
series (S).
11.30 The Graham
Norton Show
With guests
Hillary Clinton,
Jeff Goldblum
and Gerard
Butler (R) (S).
11.15 Chris Packham:
Asperger’s And
Me (R) (S).
11.50 Gordon Ramsay
On Cocaine The
chef exposes
the truth behind
the global
cocaine trade
(R) (S).
11.05 Celebrity
Hunted
All seven
celebrities
remain at large
(R) (S).
11.05 FILM: Tears
Of The Sun
(Antoine Fuqua
2003) Action
drama, starring
Bruce Willis (S).
11.50 Lost Kingdoms
Of Central
America The
history of the
Taino people of
the Caribbean
(R) (S).
11.05 FILM: Ted (Seth
MacFarlane
2012) Comedy,
starring Mark
Wahlberg (S).
11.00 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.30 American Dad!
Roger believes
his identity has
been stolen (R)
(S).
12.25 BBC News (S).
12.15 Lucy Worsley’s
Nights At The Opera
(R) (S). 1.15 Sign Zone:
Countryfile (R) (S). 2.10
Sign Zone: The Human
Body: Secrets Of Your Life
Revealed (R) (S). 3.10 This
Is BBC Two (S).
12.40 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.15 How’d You Get So
Rich? (R) (S). 1.00 The
Supervet (R) (S). 1.50 FILM:
The Dirty Picture (Milan
Luthria 2011) (S). 4.15
Grand Designs Australia
(R) (S). 5.10 Draw It! (R) (S).
5.35 Countdown (R) (S).
1.05 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
GPs: Behind Closed Doors
(R) (S). 4.00 Criminals:
Caught On Camera (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 Divine Designs (R) (S).
5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
12.50 Dan Cruickshank’s
Adventures In
Architecture (R) (S). 1.50 I
Know Who You Are (R) (S).
3.00 Close
1.10 FILM: Radiator (Tom
Browne 2014) Comedy
drama, starring Daniel
Cerqueira (S). 3.05 Close
12.00 Celebrity Juice (R)
(S). 12.45 The Cleveland
Show (R) (S). 1.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 1.35
Scorpion (R) (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain (R) (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00 A
Matter Of Life And Debt (S).
11.45 Caught Red Handed
(R) (S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt
(S). 1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
Impossible (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (R) (S). 3.45
Money For Nothing (S).
4.30 Antiques Road Trip
(R) (S). 5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
7pm
10pm
11pm
Late
Chris Packham hosts
‘Autumnwatch 2017’
8pm, BBC2
Kim Cattrall discusses
her life in showbusiness
in ‘Piers Morgan’s
Life Stories’
9pm, ITV
‘The Vietnam War’
examines Nixon
10pm, BBC4
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Oak Tree:
Nature’s
Greatest
Survivor (R) (S).
6.40 FILM: A Good
Year (Ridley
Scott 2006)
Comedy drama,
starring Russell
Crowe (S).
6.00 The Cube: Celebrity
Special (R) (S). 6.50 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (R) (S). 7.15 The
Great Indoors (R) (S). 7.40
The Great Indoors (R) (S).
8.00 Emmerdale (R) (S).
8.30 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 9.30 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (R) (S).
10.20 The Great Indoors
(R) (S). 10.50 The Great
Indoors (R) (S). 11.15 Dress
To Impress (R) (S). 12.20
Emmerdale (R) (S). 12.50
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.20 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 1.50 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.45
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S). 3.50 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 4.55 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
singletons
attempt to
impress
cheerleader Lily
Amelia (R) (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 Two And A
Half Men Alan
tries to recover
money he lent
to Charlie (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: St
Vincent
(Theodore Melfi
2014) Comedy
drama, starring
Bill Murray (S).
9.00 Family Guy
New series (S).
9.30 American
Dad! Hayley
regresses to her
six-year-old
self (S).
10.00Timewasters (S).
10.30 Family Guy
Brian writes
a play that
becomes a hit
(R) (S).
NEWS
2-27
prosthetic artists to make it appear
as though she is of Pakistani origin.
The idea is that now she can
experience first-hand what it is like
to be a member of the community,
and document her thoughts.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
The Vietnam War
10pm, BBC4
President Richard Nixon’s selfincriminating taped conversations
punctuate the final double-bill of
this superb history series, the first
episode titled “Fratricide” in
reference to both to an America
deeply divided between anti-war
protesters and Nixon’s so-called
“silent majority” but also, half a
world away, to what was now, with
the withdrawal of US ground troops
in Vietnam, a naked civil war.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
6.55pm, TCM
(Robert Hamer, 1949)
Ealing Studios’ only period drama
is also the most delicious, deft and
Hitchcockian black comedy yet made
about the English class system and
serial murder. It’s about a distant
relative of the Edwardian aristocratic
D’Ascoyne family, who plots to prune
his family tree a little – ie, to dispose
of all eight of the heirs who are
ahead of him in line to a dukedom,
in ever more ingenious ways. Alec
Guinness famously plays each
of the unfortunate and variously
unpleasant D’Ascoynes, but Dennis
Price is equally sly and impressive
in the lead role: a cool killer one
can warm to, with a devilish line in
understatement and cool irony.
9pm, Film4
(Theodore Melfi, 2014)
Bill Murray plays a curmudgeonly
and badly behaved Vietnam veteran
and barfly who turns babysitter and
surrogate father to the 12-year-old
son of his neighbour. It’s sentimental
and predictable, but Murray’s unruly,
offbeat energy goes a long way.
Kind Hearts And Coronets
St Vincent
===
Ted
11.05pm, Film4
(Seth MacFarlane, 2012)
MacFarlane’s live-action comedy
has a cute high concept – it’s a buddy
movie about a 35-year-old arrested
adolescent (Mark Wahlberg) and his
talking teddy bear – but remains
disappointingly conventional.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.55
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 8.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.15
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.45
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.15
Inspector Morse (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.40 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R)
(S). 3.45 Inspector Morse
(R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Charmed (R) (S). 9.00
Melissa & Joey (R) (S).
9.30 Melissa & Joey (R)
(S). 10.00 Baby Daddy (R)
(S). 10.30 Baby Daddy (R)
(S). 11.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 11.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 12.00 New Girl (R) (S).
12.30 New Girl (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 2.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
4.00 New Girl (R) (S). 4.30
New Girl (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30
Stage School (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 FILM: Trapeze
(Carol Reed 1956) Circus
drama, starring Burt
Lancaster (S). 11.40
Kirstie’s Vintage Gems (R)
(S). 12.05 Time Team (R) (S).
1.10 Time Team (R) (S). 2.15
Four in a Bed (R) (S). 4.50 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat
Blaketon offers
to search for
a woman’s
missing son (R)
(S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory Penny
arranges a date
for Raj (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Part two
of two. Jessica
risks her life (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers A fourfoot tall replica
of the Statue of
Liberty (R) (S).
8.00 Agatha
Christie’s
Marple
The sleuth
investigates the
murder of old
friend (R) (S).
10.05 Lewis A
businesswoman
is murdered (R)
(S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.15 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
6.00 The Flash (R) (S). 7.00
Modern Family (R) (S).
7.30 Modern Family (R)
(S). 8.00 It’s Me Or The Dog
(R) (S). 8.30 It’s Me Or The
Dog (R) (S). 9.00 The Dog
Whisperer (R) (S). 10.00
David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies (R)
(S). 11.00 Modern Family
(R) (S). 11.30 Modern
Family (R) (S). 12.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 1.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
4.00 The Simpsons (R) (S).
4.30 The Simpsons (R) (S).
5.00 The Simpsons (R) (S).
5.30 The Simpsons (R) (S).
6.00 Fish Town (R) (S). 7.00
Richard E Grant’s Hotel
Secrets (R) (S). 8.00 The
British (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 FILM: Dinosaur 13
(Todd Douglas Miller 2014)
The true story of one of
history’s greatest dinosaur
discoveries (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).
6.55 The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick
operates on two
poodles (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House A patient
suffers from
paralysis in her
hands (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Kevin McCloud
revisits an
experimental,
space-age home
in London (R)
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
A billionaire
inventor comes
to town (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
woman is killed
by a stalker (R)
(S).
8.00 Supergirl
National City
comes under
attack from
a thief with
psychic powers
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
(R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
is offered a job
opportunity (R)
(S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
i MONDAY
23 OCTOBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
6.33am 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 MistaJam
9.00 Radio 1’s Specialist Chart
With Phil Taggart 10.02 Huw
Stephens 1am Friction 4.00
Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
7am A.Dot 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Kan D Man And DJ
Limelight 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Kan D Man And DJ Limelight
7.00 DJ Target 10.00 Twin B
1am Friction 4.00 Friction
BBC Radio 2
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Francis and
Proudlock try to
get Jamie back
in the dating
game (S).
9.00 The Mystery Of
The Crossrail
Skulls (R) (S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own With
guests Anthony
Joshua, Rob
Beckett and
Roisin Conaty
(R) (S).
9.00 The Trip To
Spain (R) (S).
9.35 The Trip To
Spain (R) (S).
10.00Tattoo Fixers
A gangster film
fan seeks help
to mend his
Robert De Niro
portrait (R) (S).
10.00999: What’s
Your
Emergency?
People with
mental health
problems (R) (S).
10.00The Simpsons
(R) (S).
10.30 The Simpsons
The greatest
love stories of
all time (R) (S).
10.10 Curb Your
Enthusiasm (S).
10.50 Louis CK: Oh My
God (R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
and Amy spend
their first night
together (R) (S).
11.40 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A 10-yearold needs
surgery for a
broken femur
(R) (S).
11.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Rob Beckett,
Denise Lewis
and James
DeGale (R) (S).
12.05 Rude Tube (R) (S).
1.10 Made In Chelsea (R)
(S). 2.15 First Dates (R) (S).
3.10 Tattoo Fixers (R) (S).
4.05 2 Broke Girls (R) (S).
4.30 Rude(ish) Tube (R) (S).
4.55 Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.05 999: What’s Your
Emergency? (R) (S). 2.05 24
Hours In A&E (R) (S). 3.15
8 Out Of 10 Cats: Best Bits
(R) (S). 3.40 Close
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme
World (R) (S). 1.00 The
Force: Essex (R) (S). 2.00
Road Wars (R) (S). 3.00
Brit Cops: Law & Disorder
(R) (S). 4.00 Stop, Search,
Seize (R) (S). 5.00 The Dog
Whisperer (R) (S).
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30
Fearne Cotton 12noon Vanessa
Feltz 2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Blues Show With Paul
Jones 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00
Something Old, Something
New, Something Borrowed,
Something Blue 11.00 Jools
Holland 12mdn’t Johnnie
Walker’s Sounds Of The 70s
2.00 Radio 2’s Jazz Playlists
3.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Great
British Songbook 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Hidden Treasures 5.00
Penny Smith
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. Presented
by Petroc Trelawny. 9.00
Essential Classics. With
Patricia Routledge. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: Bellini.
Donald Macleod introduces
some of the opera composer’s
early works. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
Trio Jean Paul performs Haydn
and Brahms. 2.00 Afternoon
Concert. The first of a week
of performances by the BBC
Symphony Orchestra. 5.00
In Tune. With music by the
Furrow Collective. 7.00 In
Tune Mixtape. 7.30 Radio
3 In Concert. The Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra performs Holst’s
The Planets. 10.00 Music
Matters. An interview with
composer Julian Anderson.
10.45 Meditations From A
Monastery. The first of five
soundscapes based on themes
from monastic life. 11.00 Jazz
Now. Another chance to hear
Sun of Goldfinger at London’s
Vortex. 12.30am Through The
Night.
BBC Radio 4
12.05 Real Time With
Bill Maher (R). 1.15 Vice
Principals (R) (S). 1.50
The Deuce (R) (S). 3.00
Californication (R) (S). 3.35
Californication (R) (S). 4.10
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05
The West Wing (R) (S).
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Living With The
Gods 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 Wired Love 11.30
Susan Calman: Keep Calman
Carry On 12noon News 12.04
Four Thought 12.15 You
And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
Book Of The Week: Daemon
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Lucy Cooke was
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“F
or a lot of women,
breast cancer turns
out to be the best
thing that happens
to them.” That’s a
quote from Lucy Cooke’s NHS
oncologist from when they first
met. Did he really say that, I ask
her – surely not?
Cooke laughs loudly. She has
a very ready laugh, with a wide
smile that fans of BBC’s Springwatch will be familiar with.
The show is just one element
of the zoologist’s impressive CV,
which includes the bestselling
book A Little Book of Sloth, as
well as the prestigious National
Geographic Emerging Explorer
Award for communicating conservation to a new audience – testament to her adventurous spirit.
She has circled the globe, making dozens of natural history
documentary programmes for
numerous TV channels. Along the
way, she has taught a baby orphan
elephant to swim, learnt to speak
hippo, licked poison dart frogs in
Colombia – the usual fare.
Within this context of a vibrant
life lived to the full, perhaps what
is just as surprising as the oncologist’s words is that Cooke now
agrees with him.
You have to surrender
your life to it, and for a
control freak like me,
that’s the hardest thing
“It was shocking, yes,” she says,
“but for an overachieving adrenalin junkie, who spent half her life
on a diet of cortisol, it was probably not such a wild statement.”
Cooke is in fact full of praise
for her oncologist, Professor Mo
Keshtgar, at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She marks him
out as an “unbelievably caring
person”, who worked tirelessly on
her care, helping her to navigate a
way out from his consulting room
and through the unknown.
Cooke was 45 at the time of diagnosis, and was, she acknowledges,
living life at a sprint. London was
home, but she was always on the
move. “I actually never stopped. It
was frantic,” she says.
The story of how she discovered her cancer probably best
illustrates this. Cooke found a
lump in March 2015 on the last day
of a Californian road trip. She describes it – vividly and disconcertingly – as a cauliflower floret. It
felt like a living organism, already
about 2.5 inches.
But Cooke was flying straight to
Costa Rica for 10 days, and didn’t
consider cancelling: she saw it as
“a nightmare of timing, but a real
exercise in mind control”.
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her find as textbook cancer. Despite
a creeping sense of dread, Cooke
forbade herself to research further
– which would be hard for anyone,
but for a scientist, particularly so.
“I really fought against my nature
there,” she says with a laugh.
Instead, she concentrated her
focus on the solitary activity of
photographing sloths in a sanctuary. (She’s the passionate founder
of the Sloth Appreciation Society.)
Back in the UK, Cooke went to
the doctor, who erroneously told her
that he was sure it was nothing but
booked her a precautionary mammogram. She promptly got back on
a plane. “I went off with the BBC to
Africa for two weeks after that, and
because I’m so freaking busy I almost didn’t go to the mammogram,”
she says.
Fortunately she did go, even if it
was more out of fortune than clearheaded thinking; she came back
from Africa to vote in the general
election of May 2015 and she took in
the appointment while she was at it.
“It was the worst Friday of my
life,” Cooke says. “It was pouring
with rain, I was hungover from
staying up to watch the election, the
Tories just got in, then I went for
a routine mammogram by myself,
and came back with cancer. That
was a bad day.”
That bad day began a distinct
unravelling of the life she recognised, and the revealing of a new
type of existence. One of the most
difficult elements of dealing with
cancer is the uncertainty, she says.
“Suddenly you’re at sea, and at
the whims of doctors, so you lurch
from one appointment to another.
You have to surrender your life to
it, and for a control freak that’s the
hardest thing.”
Cooke was able to have the cancerous lump – advanced, at Grade 3
– removed and, at the last moment,
avoid chemotherapy and losing her
hair, which had been a real possibility. And while the prognosis after the
operation was good, Cooke says she
will never have an “all clear” feeling
– one of the hidden consequences of
such a health trauma.
There were hidden physical ramifications that really took their toll,
too. Cooke, like many breast cancer
survivors, had frozen shoulders as
a result of drugs and tension: allencompassing pain that makes for
sleepless nights and renders the
simplest of tasks excruciating.
To help repair that, Cooke invested in physiotherapy as well as
alternative complementary therapies, including acupuncture, and
meditation. This was something of
a departure.
“I studied evolution and ani-
At the acupuncture
session, they stuck a
pin in my shoulder and
I bawled my eyes out
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was sceptical of alternative things.
And believe me, I’m not naturally of
a sunny Zen-like disposition! But in
the first acupuncture session, they
stuck a pin in my shoulder and I
bawled my eyes out. It definitely
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holding a lot of negative pain in my
body, and all I know is that something released that day.”
She was always someone who
thought her body was there to carry
around her mind. “Now I’m trying to
live in more harmony with myself,”
she says. “It’s an interesting journey.”
The journey, just as her oncologist had suggested, began with the
diagnosis. “I felt that the moment I
got the diagnosis, it was as if somebody tapped me on the head, and
gave me wisdom about the meaning of life that had evaded me,” she
says. “The point of life is love and
creating loving relationships while
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and with elderly parents who didn’t
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had been dying alone. But when the
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of love.
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to make sure she never went to an
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thing had happened, there was incredible love and support from my
family and friends. I had so much
oxytocin that I was living in a weird
fuzzy bubble”.
Having cancer has, she says, fundamentally changed her in ways
she could never have predicted.
“With the caveat that cancer can be
extremely traumatic and rip lives
apart, there is something about
having a nasty health shock halfway through your life that can really
shape how you live the second part,”
she says.
Post-cancer, and post-identity
crisis (how to modify one’s life for
the better, even if you don’t feel any
more saint-like?), she is now actively pursuing the lifestyle of her
hero-beast, the sloth. They have a
bad rap, she protests. Rather than
being lazy, they have a stealthy approach to life. “They’re incredibly
mindful! They move at a pace nature intended, and as a result are
incredibly successful.” And then,
very sincerely: “We’re obsessed
with moving faster, but now I know
it’s not about the race.”
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to Val d’Isère. However, earlyseason snow has been unpredictable throughout the Alps in recent
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Being up in the
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Side Shaver, £329.99; 7. Kiehl’s
Age Defender Dual-Action
Exfoliating Cleanser, £27
The best products that take care of male faces and
hands in winter’s harsh air. Chosen by Sarah Young
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As the weather gets colder,
the combination of blustering
winds outside and heating
on full blast inside saps the
moisture from the skin, leaving
it looking dull and dry.
The best way for men to
prep their skin is with gentle
exfoliation. This will not only
minimise signs of sun damage
from previous months, but
also help other reparative
products reach deep below
the surface. I suggest Kiehl’s
Age Defender Dual-Action
Exfoliating Cleanser, infused
with Moroccan black lava
clay and phytic acid to smooth
the appearance of fine lines
and improve texture. And to
keep the skin soft and supple,
Rodial Snake Moisturiser O2
uses the hydrating benefits of
hyaluronic acid.
Winter is no time to use
a blunt razor, so now is the
moment to invest in a new
gadget. Besides appealing to
Star Wars fans, the Philips
special-edition Dark Side
Shaver uses V-Track pro
precision blades, reportedly
cutting up to 30 per cent closer
and catching 20 per cent
On Saturday,
in your new
David Attenborough
on the return
of Blue Planet
more hairs with every pass.
For those choosing to keep
the facial fuzz, the L’Oréal Men
Expert Barber Club Range
includes a three-in-one beard,
face and hair wash; a beard oil;
a beard and skin moisturiser
and beard/hair styling cream.
However, it’s often the
hands that suffer most. To
stop them from getting red
raw and itchy, there’s the
rich and buttery Haeckels
Seaweed and Geranium balm,
providing essential vitamins
for replenishing damaged skin
cells. THE INDEPENDENT
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If you’re
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BOOKS
The Resurrection
of Joan Ashby
BY CHERISE WOLAS
This debut novel
from a US writer,
lawyer and film
producer tells
the story of the
hugely talented
author Joan
Ashby, who puts
her passion of writing on
hold when she unexpectedly
falls in love and gives birth
to two boys.
DVD/BLU-RAY
The Book
of Henry
CERTIFICATE 12, 104 MINS
Equal parts
rites-ofpassage drama,
terminal
illness weepie
and revenge
thriller,
Naomi Watts
plays a diner waitress
who depends on her gifted
11-year-old son Henry
(Jaeden Lieberher).
W
hen the landmark exhibition
This is Tomorrow
opened at the
Whitechapel
Gallery in
London in 1956, among the posters
advertising the show was one by
Richard Hamilton. Dubbed “the
father of Pop Art”, he questioned the
matter of paternity, but he was at
the heart of the radical movement.
Advertising, graphics, photography
and film were the watchwords, and
art royalty Barbara Hepworth and
Ben Nicholson were tacitly sidelined from the exhibition by the
young pretenders.
But London-based Hamilton was
leading a double life. At the start of
every week he took the train to Newcastle upon Tyne, where in 1953 he
took up a post as head of design in the
handsome fine art department of the
University of Durham, whose nascent engineers, medics and artists
were enjoying a student lifestyle liberally laced with music and dancing.
Hamilton’s connections through
his membership of the Independent
Group, comprising visual artists,
writers and musicians, and the reputation of the department that had
forged the country’s first art degree
course, attracted both prestigious
lecturers and promising undergraduates to Tyneside. The breadth of the
course made bold projects thinkable
and possible, perhaps none more so
than the wholesale importation of an
entire wall, an artwork by the German artist dug in near Windermere,
Richard Hamilton’s ‘Just
What Was it That Made
Yesterday’s Homes so
Different, so Appealing’,
(Upgrade) 2004 RICHARD
HAMILTON ARCHIVE
The preservation of
this work is reason to
celebrate Hamilton’s
Tyneside tenure
Kurt Schwitters, a project so audacious it feels like a rag-week stunt.
What made it desirable for Hamilton’s second-year student Fred
Brooks to lug a dry-stone wall back
from the Lake District was the existence within the fine art department
of a collection, primarily as a teaching aid, spanning several centuries.
At the heart of this portfolio were
works acquired by the painter and
head of fine art Richard Hatton and
bequeathed to the department on his
death in 1926. The date is gilded over
the doorway of the stylish Edwardian
gallery that after two years’ closure
has reopened with the Schwitters at
its heart, and in the exhibition Pioneers of Pop, the art of Hamilton and
Co in its soul.
The Merz Barn Wall was bundled
back to Newcastle on a low-loader in
1965, shored up by concrete, having
fallen into disrepair after the death
of Schwitters in 1948. His Hanover
Merz barn had been bombed by Allied forces; his Cumbrian new start,
a simple hut with slate walls that he
intended to decorate entirely, was
incomplete. But this finished wall,
newly cleaned by conservators,
reveals bright greens, ochres and
reds in its paintwork, contrasting
found materials – twine, a ceramic
egg, a coiled metal band, a curve of
masonry, the tiny rose of a miniature
watering can – and dynamic senses of
direction: a nail-like wedge rammed
into the left side, light pouring from
a pierced “roof”, top right, a bulge
at ground level stepping purposefully into the room. The recognition and preservation of this work,
on the Tyne
The most exciting work of the British Pop Art
scene came out of Newcastle, as a new
exhibition shows. Claudia Pritchard reports
at once hefty and fragile, is reason
enough to celebrate Hamilton’s
Tyneside tenure.
But there is more. Hamilton’s pastiches of consumerism, Just What
Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So
Different, So Appealing?, with their
bodybuilding men-about-house and
ornamental wives, appear in two
forms, one dedicated to Gill Hedley,
co-curator of the show. In People
(1968), Hamilton doctors the fold-out
pictures from a postcard of Whitely
Bay, a favourite Tyneside workers’
resort, and blows up the same busy
beach scene seven times, until all we
see of the playing children are Miròlike biomorphic blobs.
It was for the film Blow-Up (1966)
that Hamilton’s colleague and fellow artist Ian Stephenson helped
create the hip and cool spaces occupied by the film’s Swinging London
society photographer portrayed by
David Hemmings. Stephenson’s trifold Screen (1965) is one of the many
covetable pieces in Pioneers of Pop,
alongside a whole room of Schwitters’ collages to help usher the Barn
Wall back to the limelight.
Of the Hatton Gallery’s own
works, a small painted wood relief
by Victor Pasmore marks the artist’s Constructivist period before
the sticks and spheres of his later
work. Absorbing archive documents
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Last night’s
g
television
JEFF ROBSON
Treason, plot and
looks that smoulder
like blue touch paper
» Gunpowder BBC1, 9.10pm
» Mindhunter Netflix, available now
T
Pioneers of Pop: Kurt Schwitters’ ‘Merz Barn Wall’ (top); ‘Mz 299 für VJ Kuron’
by Kurt Schwitters (above left); Joe Tilson’s ‘Nine Elements’ (above right);
Mark Lancaster’s ‘Post-Warhol Souvenir Marilyn (7-7 Nov 1987)’ (above);
Victor Pasmore’s ‘Points of Contact No 2’ (below); Richard Hamilton in King’s
College, 1963 (inset, right) COLIN DAVISON; ANTONIA REEVE; JOE TILSON; BRITISH
COUNCIL; NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
and catalogues include a guide
to Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride
Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors,
Even (1915-23).
While students including the
actor Jack Shepherd and the Roxy
Music frontman Brian Ferry got
on with their work, the lecturer
Hamilton had projects of his own,
notably the faithful 1960s recreation for the Tate, from Duchamp’s
notebooks (which he translated)
of The Bride…, also known as The
Large Glass, with its oil, lead, optical marks and fluff.
When Mark Lancaster was studying with Hamilton he applied for a
local authority travel grant and set
out, not for Florence or Rome, as
was traditional, but New York, with
Andy Warhol’s address in
his pocket. His subsequent work for
Warhol is marked
in the exhibition by a trio of
highly coloured
Marilyn screenprints. But Newcastle was far
from withering in
the dark, dazzled
by the US. In a vigorous exchange, its vivid
music scene was energising
other creative people.
“In three days we have the Everly Brothers... Monday is Little
Richard and Sam Cooke and we
shall go crazy,” wrote Lancaster to Chris Morpeth, who later
worked on a Channel 4 film about
Hamilton and Ferry, also called
This Is Tomorrow (1992). “I just
bought Little Eva’s Llllloco-Motion
album,” he wrote again, the following year. “She was here last week…
and Eduardo Paolozzi walked out
halfway through!”
And he had learnt a thing or two
about the potency of brands: Hamilton had satirised them and Warhol
would capitalise on them. “I got a
beautiful enamelled 14” Coca-Cola
plaque,” he enthused to Morpeth in
1962. “And I’m doing a painting just
now about Spry pure homogenised
vegetable shortening.”
‘Pioneers of Pop,’ Hatton Gallery,
Newcastle upon Tyne, to
20 January (0191 278 8857)
he popular image of Guy
Fawkes nowadays is one of
a cosy pantomime villain.
But apart from Jack the
Ripper, I can’t think of another
figure from British history where
that image is so far removed from
the grim reality. The forked beard
and big hat on a fireworks box, and
the mischievously anarchic grin on
a political website, mask a religious
fanatic who nearly committed
one of the worst terrorist mass
murders in history.
Fawkes made a brief, and
suitably menacing, appearance
(coldly murdering a government
spy) to climax the opening episode
of Gunpowder. But the main focus
of the three-parter is Robert
Catesby, the leader of the plot.
He is played by Kit Harington,
who developed the idea out of a
lifelong fascination with Catesby,
an ancestor on his mother’s side.
He has a producer credit, and I
imagine the Beeb didn’t debate
long over green-lighting this one,
if it meant Jon Snow from Game of
Thrones was the leading man.
Initially I thought the opener
played too much on his familiar
persona. Big beard and lustrous
curls still firmly in place, he
glowered nobly at the sadistic
black-cloaked emissaries of the
Protestant King James I as they
searched the mansion of his aunt
Dorothy Dibdale (Sian Webber)
for the priests who had been
celebrating a forbidden Mass. And
Rohan Bennett’s
script is as rich as a
Simnel cake and things
rattle along nicely
only a mighty effort stayed his hand
when one was discovered and Lady
Dorothy took all the blame.
But it became clear his
determination to fight another day
stemmed from a nihilistic zealotry
which had led him to publicly
defy the law for years. It had also
distanced him from his son, who
he blamed for the death of his wife.
As he told Father Garnet (Peter
Mullan), leader of the recusant
priests: “I have little love in me.”
It’ll be interesting to see how
Harington’s performance develops
a complex character, but for the
moment he’s holding his own in a
prestigious cast. Mark Gatiss is
occasionally a bit Blackadder-ish
as James’s glacially Machiavellian
spymaster Robert Cecil, but his
Kit Harington glowered nobly as his
ancestor Robert Catesby
anti-Catholic savagery is a mirror
image of Catesby’s fanaticism.
And David Bamber gives an
understated but impressive turn as
the Earl of Northumberland, a lone
voice of sanity at court.
Ronan Bennett’s script is as
rich as a Simnel cake, and director
J Blakeson keeps things rattling
along nicely, while recreating the
England of 1603 in impressive
detail. The graphic executions
of Lady Dorothy and the priest
(News, page 5) were a reminder
of the brutality of the times – and
the capacity for humanity to
perpetuate a cycle of murder and
torture in the name of religion.
The darker reaches of human
nature are also on display in
Mindhunter, Netflix’s drama
charting the development of the
FBI’s Serial Crime Unit in the
1970s. Developed by writer Joe
Penhall and director David Fincher,
it feels like an opening out of
Fincher’s film Zodiac, as pioneering
agents Holden Ford (John Groff)
and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany)
– based on real-life investigators
John Douglas and Robert Ressler
– interview the serial killers who
emerged from the dark side of the
counter-culture.
The idea was to glean insights
that might help catch people
who defied the usual criminal
categorisations.
It’s grim but compelling stuff.
And the interview with Ed
Kemper (Cameron Britton) which
dominates the second episode,
as a well-spoken, intelligent man
calmly discusses his utterly
deranged killings, is as tense and
atmospheric as anything Fincher’s
ever done.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Nikki Amuka-Bird (Ellida)
seeks security in her doctor
husband, played by Finbar
Lynch MANUEL HARLAN
THEATRE
The Lady from the Sea
DONMAR WAREHOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
The Lady from the Sea is one of the
strangest and most haunting of
Ibsen’s works. It’s as though a play
of bourgeois realism such as A
Doll’s House has been crossed with
a starkly symbolic pre-Freudian
folk tale.
Seeking security, Ellida Wangel
has settled for life as the second
wife of a decent but dull provincial
doctor and as the stepmother to
his two resentful daughters. But
she feels stifled and pines for the
sea, consumed with dread and
longing because of the memory of
OPERA
COMEDY
Semele
Tim Key
HHHHH
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ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON
I can’t remember a Semele as
dramatic as this by the Orchestra
of the Age of Enlightenment
under the direction of Christophe
Rousset. Yet this was a “mere”
concert performance. The secret
lay in how it was played and sung.
Semele is a vain little
creature who spurns her human
betrothed in favour of a fling with
Jupiter, and gets burned up by
his radiance.
This is a comedy, but with
a tender sub-plot. Rousset’s
singers honoured the score
while inhabiting their roles
so vividly that disbelief was
willingly suspended.
Ashley Riches doubled
resonantly as King Cadmus and
Somnus the god of sleep, while
James Way’s pocket Jupiter
exuded melodious warmth. But at
the heart of the drama were three
outstanding female singers.
Mezzo-soprano Ciara Hendrick
gave voice to her hopeless love
with such persuasive grace that
you could sense the hall holding
its breath. Meanwhile the OAE
and its chorus played and sang a
blinder. MICHAEL CHURCH
THE INDEPENDENT
the mysterious sailor whose spell
she came under when she was 16.
Guilty of murder, he was forced to
flee, but the two were betrothed
by the ceremony of throwing rings
into the waves – and now, many
years later, this blatant symbol
of unbridled desire has returned
to claim her. Which life will she
choose?
In his first production since he
was appointed artistic directorelect of the Young Vic, Kwame
Kwei-Armah gives us a strikingly
fresh sense of the piece and of its
forward-looking wisdom about
gender relations. Elinor Cook’s
sharp adaptation shifts the play
from the icy fjords of Norway
in the 1880s to the sticky heat of
the Caribbean in the 1950s. Race
does not become an overt issue,
but the relocation to a postcolonial British island manages
to update the proceedings while
also emphasising the social
expectations that make this less
of a paradise than it looks for the
female characters in the play.
Nikki Amuka-Bird’s impressive
Ellida is no otherworldly dreamer
but an intelligent modern woman,
fished out of her natural element
and wrestling with some terrible
demons. Finbar Lynch nails
the genuine, professional but
unimaginative solicitude of her
doctor husband.
The production is full of finely
angled performances. Helena
Wilson makes a particularly
strong impression as the spiky,
clever Bolette, who is torn
between the desire for further
education in Europe and a sense
of duty to stay and look after her
father. In Cook’s version, though,
Bolette is much more astute about
men who may think they want
to free women but “just want us
to be duller, weaker versions of
themselves” – while Tom McKay’s
Arnholm is able to suppress his
ego and have her best interests at
heart. This indefinitely postponed
marriage bids fair to rest on a
secure foundation.
To 2 December (020 3282 3808)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON SW1
A welcome retrospective of the
first woman to win the Turner
Prize, in 1993. The show brings
together well-known 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.
(020 7887 8888) to 21 Jan
Picasso: Ceramics from the
Attenborough Collection
YORK ART GALLERY
Picasso was born in Malaga,
where there is a long tradition
of painted earthenware pottery.
While he became interested in
it as a child, it was only when he
was 65 that he began his own
exploration of clay, making plates,
tiles, jugs and jars, all featuring
vibrant decoration. A selection
of the 2,800 ceramic works he
produced are on show here.
(01904 687687) to 5 Nov
FILM
The Death of Stalin
15, ARMANDO IANNUCCI, 104 MINS
Armando Iannucci’s satire follows
in a long tradition of interpreting
Russian history through British
eyes. The film is funny and
shocking by turns, portraying
the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of the Soviet
Union in 1953 much as if it is a
slightly more violent version
of a leftist militant British city
council in the 1980s. It’s an
irresistible romp, skilfully
walking the tightrope between
horror and horrified laughter.
Nationwide release
I Am Not a Witch
12A, RUNGANO NYONI, 93 MINS
Rungano Nyoni’s debut is a
delicately observed modern-day
fable about a little Zambian
girl accused of being a witch.
Margaret Mulubwa plays the girl
in a quizzical, earnest and very
poignant fashion, and the director,
who was born in Zambia but
raised in Wales, tells her strange
story in down-to-earth, matter-offact fashion. Limited release
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON
A few years ago it was Joseph
Morpurgo who was fantasising
about being on Desert Island Discs,
now it’s Tim Key in his new show,
Megadate. It makes some sense: a
comic like Key, with star credits
to his name (Alan Partridge, Inside
No 9) and a big live following, is
still tantalisingly short of getting
the call – he reckons he’s just a big
cameo in Sherlock away. “I’ve got
the talent,” he adds, a gritty little
pellet of honesty.
And he does. Key’s under-stated
eccentricity is so well honed that
bigger things must surely await.
Megadate is another odd carousel
of story, poetry and video, and
it’s another wonderfully placid
activity to enjoy.
To watch him is like sitting by
a body of water that occasionally
delivers up a little treat at
your feet. It’s simultaneously
compelling and tranquillising,
with much of the pleasure in
observing the subtleties that
slowly reveal themselves: the coy
looks, the economical language.
If Key’s frustration at his level
of fame is one twin pillar of
Megadate, then the other is his
singledom. He seems comfortable
VISUAL ARTS
Rachel Whiteread
The Party
15, SALLY POTTER, 71 MINS
Tim Key’s new
show is another
odd carousel
of story poetry
and video
with his status – and yet capable
of infatuation. He pours himself
into a faux-romantic yarn that
he spins out for the length of the
show, about a woman he went on
a date with, and his desperation to
receive a text from her in the days
after. He dreamily recollects their
megadate around the hot-spots
of London – the Shard, the South
Bank, Franco Manca.
An undercurrent of low-level
silliness undercuts the
tenderness, no better than when
he compares his paramour’s
eating of cheese and biscuits with
his mum’s. When his date does
it, it’s elegant; with his mum, it’s
an ugly, shameful affair. There’s a
hint of cruelty to how he describes
the latter, but the vocabulary is
delicious, as his mum – a “slave to
the ched” – plods to the fridge. The
ending is anticlimactic – a shame
given the small joys that litter the
rest of show – but Megadate is
another Tim Key delight: delicate,
yet a feat of comic strength.
To 28 October (020 7478 0100)
PAUL FLECKNEY
Kristin Scott Thomas stars as
a new government minister
celebrating with some of her
oldest, closest friends in Sally
Potter’s comedy-drama, an
enjoyably misanthropic affair
boosted by some very fine
performances and a screenplay
almost as caustic as that of Who’s
Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This
is a chamber piece, clearly shot
quickly and on a relatively modest
budget, and Potter strikes a very
swift tempo. Limited release
TALKS & POETRY
Armistead Maupin
VARIOUS VENUES
The chronicler of San Francisco
in the Seventies looks back on
his own life in his new memoir,
Logical Family, which follows him
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
from growing up in the ultraconservative Old South to a life
on the freewheeling West Coast.
Foyles, London WC2 (020 7437
5660) tonight 7pm; Oh Me Oh My,
Liverpool (0151 709 9820) Tue 7pm;
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon
Tyne (0191 261 7757) Thur 7pm;
Hope Park and Martyrs Church, St
Andrews (01334 585111) Fri 1pm
Canterbury Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
The literary events at this mixedarts festival begin today with Dan
Cruickshank giving a talk about
the Hugenots of Spitalfields. Later
in the run are AN Wilson, Jenni
Murray, Nicholas Crane, Nigel
West, Paul Atterbury and David
Lough. (01227 787787) to 3 Nov
POP
Godspeed You!
Black Emperor
VARIOUS VENUES
Finding no reason to mellow out
in choppy times, Montreal’s epic
instrumental collective strike
strident notes of radical constancy
on album number six. Freejazz fury and Morricone-esque
maximalism share space on the
broiling, buffeting and beautiful
Luciferian Towers. Brighton Dome
(ticketweb.co.uk) tonight; Boiler
Shop, Newcastle (ticketweb.co.uk)
Wed; ABC, Glasgow (seetickets.
com) Fri
Jane Weaver
VARIOUS VENUES
After various adventures
in atmospheric psych-folk,
Manchester’s outer-limits
explorer raises the stakes on her
latest album. “I’m changing my
world,” sings Jane Weaver, setting
the controls for the heart of the
sun with the cosmic Krautrock
and neo-psychedelic surge of
Modern Kosmology. Arts Centre,
Norwich (norwichartscentre.
co.uk) tonight; Quarterhouse,
Folkestone (seetickets.com) Wed;
Islington Assembly Hall, London N1
(ticketweb.co.uk) Thur
Future
02 ARENA, LONDON SE10
Busy times for Atlanta’s hip-hop
star, who followed a run of trapleaning mixtapes with two albums
in 2017. Moving swiftly over the
aggro-flow and dubious Donald
Trump references of Future, here
he follows the superior, hook-ier
HNDRXX with a short UK visit.
(seetickets.com) tonight
Public Service
Broadcasting
VARIOUS VENUES
After 2015’s The Race for Space,
the dapper electro-pop troopers
redirect to earthier matters for
their latest high-concept wheeze.
The history of Welsh mining is
chipped away at on Every Valley,
an album of heart, art and political
fire to spare. Colston Hall, Bristol
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(musicglue.com) tonight; Pyramid
Centre, Portsmouth (musicglue.
com) Tue; De la Warr Pavilion,
Bexhill-on-Sea (musicglue.com)
Wed; Eventim Apollo, London W6
(musicglue.com) Thur
THEATRE
Shirley Valentine
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWSCASTLE
Willy Russell’s original 1986 stage
version of Shirley Valentine is a
wonderful monologue, with Jodie
Prenger playing the part with a
passion and vulnerability that’s
immensely moving, as she leads us
through the story of a Liverpool
everywoman contemplating a
first-ever holiday in Greece with
her friend Jane, and beginning
to move out from under her
20-year role as a wife and mother,
to rediscover the laughing,
adventurous girl she once was.
(atgtickets.com) to Sat
Apologia
TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, LONDON SW1
Juicy dramas about messed-up
families aren’t in short supply,
but Alexi Kaye Campbell’s
contribution to the genre is
psychologically acute and
provides a succulent role for
Stockard Channing, who is
superb as Kristin, an art historian
celebrating her birthday with
a smorgasbord of withering
put-downs in this revival by Jamie
Lloyd. (0844 871 7632) to 18 Nov
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Birmingham
Improv Festival
BLUE ORANGE THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
An absolute treat for fans
of off-the-cuff comedy, as a
bustling bill of improv gangs
gather for games, storytelling,
brand new Shakespeare plays
and freshly minted musicals.
(0121 212 2643) to 29 Oct
A Night for Helen and Barry
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE,
LONDON SW19
“A politely raucous night of
comedy and music” to help
crusading US comic Barry
Crimmins and his wife deal
with illness. Featuring Mark
Thomas, Josie Long, James
Acaster, Billy Bragg, Charlotte
Church, Robin Ince and more.
(atgtickets.com) tonight
Simon Munnery
and Friends
THE BILL MURRAY, LONDON N1
Serial comedy innovator Simon
Munnery ropes in a tremendous
trio – primetime loon Harry
Hill, boisterous character comic
Adam Riches and Christopher
Bliss – for an off-the-wall evening.
(angelcomedy.co.uk) tonight
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Opening
this week
VISUAL ARTS
Tove Jansson (1914-2001)
DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, LONDON SE21
Self-portraits and paintings
by the Moomins creator.
(020 8693 5254) opens Wed
DANCE
Akram Khan’s Giselle
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
English National Ballet dance Akram
Khan’s intense, contemporary
reworking. (0844 871 3017) opens Wed
FOLK & ROOTS
Return to Camden Town
Irish Music Festival
VARIOUS VENUES, LONDON
With fiddler Claire Egan and
guitarist Sinéad Egan on Tuesday.
(returntocamden.org) opens Tue
15 day
from ons
l
£2,799ppy
COMEDY
Tim Key
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Wonderfully arch Tim Key
returns to the stand-up stage with
Megadate, a tale about a budding
romance drenched (literally)
in lager and punctuated by his
trademark pithy poems.
(020 7478 0100) to 28 Oct
If you only see
one thing today
A Journey on the Mekong
FILM
Brawl in Cell Block 99
18, S CRAIG ZAHLER, 127 MINS
S Craig Zahler is a writerdirector with an utterly
distinctive style, and many
of the elements that made
his previous feature, the
Western Bone Tomahawk,
so distinctive are pursued in
this prison drama. In terms
of its storyline, it’s a bit of a
potboiler, but the dialogue
is razor sharp and the
performances, especially
that of Vince Vaughn
(pictured), are far more
nuanced and poignant than
you’d expect. Limited release
Departures from January to November 2018
and January to November 2019
Your cruise includes...
✓ Gaze in awe at the magnificent city and temples of Angkor
✓ Stay in the heart of Saigon with its French colonial architecture
✓ Tour Phnom Penh, the ‘Paris of the East’, with its golden temples and palaces
✓ See the fascinating Cu-Chi tunnels
✓ Visit the teeming floating markets of Kampong Chhnang and Cai Be
✓ Visit local communities to discover their unique way of life
✓ Experience the delights of Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine
✓ Return flights from the UK, plus all transfers
✓ Experience a seven-night river cruise on board the four-star
RV Mekong Prestige II or the RV Mekong Adventurer
✓ Stay in four-star hotels with breakfast
✓ The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
✓ All staterooms have private balconies and river views
✓ All shore excursions, crew gratuities,
meals and selected drinks included
CREDIT
Holidays organised by and are subject to the booking conditions of Riviera Travel,
New Manor, 328 Wetmore Road, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1SP and are
offered subject to availability. ABTA V4744 ATOL 3430 protected. Per person prices
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Business
Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson
+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
FINANCE
Loss of banking jobs to EU
‘already hurting economy’
By Holly Williams
The boss of Britain’s biggest online
trading platform has issued the latest
stark warning over Brexit as he said
the loss of banking jobs to Europe was
already doing “long-term damage” to
the UK economy.
Chris Hill, the recently appointed
chief executive of Hargreaves
Lansdown, said banking giants were
“voting with their feet” on Brexit by
pulling jobs out of the City ahead of
the UK’s divorce with the EU.
He said uncertainty created by the
negotiations was the biggest concern
among financial services firms and
was filtering down to retail investors.
“The big banks are moving people
overseas – that’s long-term damage to
the UK economy,” he said.
His comments come after the
outgoing head of the London Stock
Exchange, Xavier Rolet, said last
week that more jobs would be
lost overseas unless details of a
transitional period were agreed by
the end of the year.
Major players such as HSBC,
JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs
have already said they plan to move
hundreds if not thousands of UK jobs
to the EU after Brexit, when the UK
is expected to lose passporting rights
for financial services.
Concerns are escalating as the
Government had appeared to be
Seemingly oblivious to
political turbulence, stock
markets in the UK and US have
hit all-time highs in recent days
with the FTSE 100 notching up its
record close of more than 7,550.
in a deadlock with the EU over its
divorce settlement.
Mr Hill said Hargreaves Lansdown
was neutral on the subject, despite
co-founder Peter Hargreaves being a
prominent supporter of withdrawal
from the EU. Mr Hargreaves pumped
more than £3m into the Leave
campaign, while his co-founder and
former business partner, Stephen
Lansdown, backed Brexit as well,
although less vocally.
Mr Hill joined other investment
fund giants in cautioning over the
fragility of stock markets amid fears
of an impending correction in the
face of Brexit worries.
Mr Hill said Britain’s stock market
could “turn in either direction”,
adding that “any escalation of
geopolitical tensions won’t help the
mood music”.
He said: “There is no doubt that
Chris Hill says big banks are moving
staff overseas because of Brexit
the outlook is as uncertain as it has
ever been and liquidity is such that
negative news can have a significant
impact on individual shares.”
But he offered some comfort
to concerned investors, insisting
that “more money is lost by
investors not investing than in the
corrections themselves”.
Mr Hill took on the top job in April,
replacing Ian Gorham, who left after
seven years at the helm.
BUDGET
Hammond
urged to help
preparations
for Brexit
By Alan Jones
Quote of
the day
If I didn’t do it
I’d always be
thinking about
it. If I lose a few
million bucks...
Better than
having regrets
Marcia Kilgore
Founder of Soap &
Glory and FitFlop on
launching her latest
business, Beauty Pie
The 30
Second
Briefing
CRAFT
BEERS
Beer drinkers are hopping on the
craft beer wagon, it seems.
The number of breweries in the
UK has pushed past 2,000, the
highest since the 1930s, a study has
revealed. There are 64 per cent more
breweries now than there were five
years ago, according to the UHY
Hacker Young accountancy group.
And what’s the incentive for the
brewers, apart from free beer?
Entrepreneurial folk have been
lured by a tax break given to
microbreweries back in 2002. This
means smaller producers that
make fewer than 5,000 hectolitres
(880,000 pints) pay only half the
standard beer duty.
But if the business grows, is the
venture still so attractive?
Well, the duty increases on a sliding
scale, with the full tax at 60,000
hectolitres, so perhaps. And a
growing number of successful small
breweries have sold up. In December
2015, Camden Town Brewery was
sold to drinks giant AB InBev, which
owns Budweiser. And London
Fields Brewery was bought by the
multinational Carlsberg in July this
year. However, UHY Hacker Young
points out that takeovers can mean
the original brewery closes, and thus
the overall number could fall.
So could microbreweries eventually
die out?
Larger companies do pose a threat,
both through takeovers and by
launching their own artisan varieties,
such as Diageo’s Hop House 13 lager,
brewed with Guinness yeast. But for
the moment, smaller brewers are
an attractive prospect for private
equity firms. One example is a
recent investment by L Catterton, a
private equity fund, in the Scottish
craft brewer Innis & Gunn.
The Government is being urged to
help businesses prepare for Brexit
in next month’s Budget rather than
prioritise “goodies and giveaways”.
The British Chambers of
Commerce (BCC) said Chancellor
Philip Hammond should pledge not
to introduce any more taxes that will
affect businesses.
A special “Brexit Investment
Allowance” should be introduced
to boost investment while the
Government negotiates the UK’s
exit from the European Union, the
BCC argued.
The BCC director-general, Adam
Marshall, said: “At a critical moment
for the UK economy, the Chancellor
must be bold and deliver a big budget
that prioritises economic confidence
and investment.
“The best possible Brexit deal
won’t be worth the paper it’s written
on if conditions for growth aren’t
right here at home.
“The Chancellor has a unique
chance to move the dial on growth
and productivity now, leaving the
UK in a position to succeed over the
long term.
“Action to slash the up-front costs
faced by business, to incentivise
investment, and to improve mobile
coverage and infrastructure would
lead to a real boost to productivity,
wages and trade.”
Mr Marshall added that if the
Budget focused on “goodies and
giveaways” rather than protecting
the economy for the future, it would
be a failure of the Government to
perform one of its basic duties.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Media
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i MONDAY
23 OCTOBER 2017
41
on
Monday
IAN BURRELL
Our creative industries are
vulnerable to a Brexit exodus
G
ame of Thrones, HBO’s
global fantasy television
hit, has been made in
Northern Ireland for
more than seven years
and is a striking endorsement of
the vitality and technical expertise
of the UK’s creative sector. But
a new “spin-off” series, based on
GoT author George RR Martin’s
novella The Nightflyer, is set to be
filmed in the Republic at Limerick’s
Troy Studios. It is a signal of how
vulnerable the UK’s creative
economy is to Brexit.
Ireland believes that it has been
presented with new opportunities
by the UK’s pending departure from
the European Union. This could
be most obvious in the lucrative
arts, media and communications
industries, which have become so
important to the UK’s GDP.
Last month, Frances Fitzgerald,
Ireland’s Tánaiste (deputy prime
minister), said her country
represented the “perfect postBrexit solution” for Asian
investment and that Ireland would
be “the only English-speaking
country in the EU now, with the
departure of the UK”.
Although Malta also has English
as an official language and is an EU
member, the homeland of James
Joyce, Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats is
unquestionably in a strong position
to attract multinational companies
and international talent by offering
an open and attractive working
environment while speaking the
lingua franca of global business
and millennials worldwide.
Ireland, which offers favourable
tax conditions, already hosts the
European headquarters of most
of the world’s biggest technology
companies, including Facebook,
Apple, Airbnb, eBay, LinkedIn
and Yahoo. Google – whose vast
The UK may lose out on hit shows such as ‘Game of Thrones,’ which is filmed in Northern Ireland, after Brexit
new London base, designed by
Thomas Heatherwick and due to
open next year, represents a vote of
confidence in post-Brexit Britain –
also has its European headquarters
in Dublin. How many other
businesses might relocate there?
The competition to the UK’s
creative sector post-Brexit will not
just come from Ireland. Start-up
hubs in continental Europe –
notably Paris, budget-priced
Berlin and Amsterdam, which has
outstanding internet connectivity
– will have a new competitive
advantage in luring young tech
talent in a post-Brexit world that
limits movement between the UK
and the EU. It’s a threat to the
standing of London, in particular,
and the tech economies in
Manchester, Brighton, Cambridge
and Dundee.
Last week the Creative Industries
Federation sounded a clarion call
by claiming that employment
restrictions on EU workers could
cause a “catastrophic loss of
talent and skills” to the creative
sector, the fastest-growing part
of the UK economy. Half of the
creative enterprises it polled said
they would not be able to find UK
replacements for jobs currently
carried out by EU citizens.
In another warning last week,
James Murphy, chief executive of
the Advertising Association and
head of the agency which makes
the John Lewis Christmas adverts,
said the UK’s globally admired
advertising sector was at risk both
from restrictions on EU workers
and the perception that the UK was
“no longer internationally minded”.
The dangers to the creative
sector beyond March 2019 do not
only relate to the drain on skilled
workers and the challenge to
London’s position as the creative
capital of Europe. There is a threat
to funding that has enabled so much
brilliant work. The EU’s Creative
Europe fund gave €1m each for the
production of the Oscar-winning
films The King’s Speech and Slumdog
Millionaire. Zygi Kamasa, chief
executive of Lionsgate, which made
the hits, warned last week that films
of similar stature could not happen
without such financial backing.
Arts venues such as the Sage
centre in Gateshead have benefited
from the European Regional
Development Fund. It is unclear
how the UK, post-Brexit, will
provide alternative support.
It is not wholly a picture of
doom. Creative businesses, such
as Pinewood Studios, have taken a
positive stance to Brexit. But the
news media has said little on the
threat to the UK’s creative future,
partly because many newspapers
spearheaded the campaign to leave
the EU, and partly because so much
remains unclear. UK news brands
have benefited in global readership
from London’s position as Europe’s
de facto capital and may be
damaged if its status is diminished.
The EU is the UK creative
sector’s most important market.
It offers a uniform approach to
copyright and regulation that
enables UK trade to thrive in such
areas as television production.
Newer markets, such as China, are
uncharted. The importance of the
creative sector to Britain’s economy
can hardly be understated. It
provides one in 11 jobs and offers
our young people a thrilling career
trajectory that many countries
lack. Our achievements in music,
art, film, television, media and
gaming have come to define the
modern British identity, dispelling
old stereotypes of a cold people,
repressed and lacking in passion.
Surely no one, Leaver or
Remainer, wants a return to that?
Twitter: @iburrell
ECONOMY
Services and construction set to hold back growth
By Ben Woods
The UK economy’s stuttering performance is expected to persist into
the third quarter as lacklustre services and construction sectors hamper growth.
Economists expect gross domestic product to expand by 0.3 per cent
between July and September, in
line with the previous two quarters,
when official figures are announced
on Wednesday. While industrial
production could pick up thanks to
Britain’s buoyant manufacturing
industry, the construction
sector is expected to go
into reverse.
Growth from the powerhouse services sector,
which accounts for 79
per cent of the economy,
is also set to be sluggish.
The economy has struggled to bounce back to levels
seen in the fourth quarter of last
year when GDP rose by 0.7 per cent,
while the Chancellor, Philip Hammond (inset), admitted to MPs
last week that Brexit had
left the economy under a
“cloud of uncertainty”.
Howard Archer, EY
Item Club’s chief economic adviser, said growth will
struggle to gather momentum during the final quarter
of this year and into 2018.
Focusing on the third quarter, he
said: “There is a strong chance that
GDP growth was again limited to
0.3 per cent quarter on quarter, although a slight uptick to 0.4 per cent
quarter on quarter is possible.
“This follows 0.3 per cent quarter
on quarter expansion in both the
first and second quarters, which was
the weakest six-month performance
since the first half of 2012 and only
half the 0.6 per cent quarter on quarter expansion achieved in Q4 of 2016.
He added: “The overall boost to
the economy from improved industrial production is limited by the fact
that it only accounts for 14 per cent
of total UK output.”
The Bank of England is
facing pressure to raise
interest rates next month as
inflation surged to its highest
level for more than five years at
3 per cent in September.
42
BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
INDUSTRY
SERVICES
Brexit uncertainty
delays investment
Call to deliver on
upgrade pledges
Half of manufacturers say they
are delaying plans to invest
in new plants and machinery
due to Brexit uncertainty.
The EEF, the manufacturers’
association, surveyed 328
companies and found that
outlook for investment was
“finely balanced”, with 51 per
cent planning to invest over the
next two years but the other
49 per cent holding back.
The Federation of Small
Businesses (FSB) is calling on
Philip Hammond to deliver
on promised digital and road
improvements. In November
2015, the Government
committed to a UK-wide
Universal Service Obligation
for broadband by 2020, while
in July the Government put
forward the Major Road
Network initiative.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Investors betting
on Balfour fall
Bid expected for
Spire Healthcare
Hedge funds and other city
investors have put a £90m
short-selling bet that shares
in Balfour Beatty will fall as
there are mounting fears
over the construction sector.
This follows a string of profits
warnings from rivals Carillion
and Interserve. Almost 5 per
cent of Balfour Beatty shares
are out on loan.
South African healthcare
provider Mediclinic
International is planning
a £1.3bn takeover of Spire
Healthcare, Britain’s largest
chain of private hospitals.
Mediclinic is working with
advisers from Morgan Stanley
on an offer, according to City
Sources. It has a 29.9 per cent
stake in Spire.
Apple varieties
bouncing back
Airbus tries to
reduce payments
Britain is enjoying an apple
boom. Community orchards
are reviving lost varieties
and contributing to a thriving
market. Steve Oram, apple
diversity officer at the People’s
Trust for Endangered Species,
said: “We are adding new
orchards to the register all
the time.”
Airbus is battling to reduce
the amount it pays back to
government investors who
helped fund the development
of its poorly selling A380
superjumbo. Senior staff are
understood to have held highlevel meetings with top UK
officials last month to try to
negotiate reducing repayments.
The Mail on Sunday
FTSE 100 down 12.2 at 7523.2
Low
599.5
1680.0
950.1
496.3
2335.0
1202.0
3996.0
411.3
794.5
532.0
175.5
430.4
1103.0
432.1
4237.0
2286.0
566.4
268.0
1963.0
1367.0
3733.0
119.7
1602.0
1351.0
191.2
2297.7
3066.0
5780.0
1946.0
328.4
906.4
1380.0
1052.0
217.0
295.2
230.6
1444.0
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
529.0
1536.0
748.6
657.5
3140.0
690.0
4062.0
5135.0
174.9
3435.0
303.4
975.0
268.6
67.0
3849.0
346.9
640.5
375.0
2467.0
1890.0
235.2
925.8
4865.0
2908.0
197.2
7750.0
694.5
2849.0
1866.5
7395.0
6610.0
1691.0
321.6
3600.0
926.0
282.3
2313.5
-5.5
—
+9.6
+36.0
-4.5
+2.5
-41.0
-70.0
+2.3
-40.0
-5.9
-11.5
+2.3
+1.1
-73.0
-3.9
-38.5
-77.8
+55.0
-22.0
+0.3
-6.0
-46.0
-7.0
-3.7
+25.0
+60.5
+42.0
+38.5
-140.0
-577.0
+11.0
+16.1
-88.5
+13.0
+7.1
+28.0
614.5
1552.0
772.0
663.5
4007.0
725.0
4492.0
5230.0
221.8
3531.0
371.2
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4069.0
397.8
941.5
537.5
2887.8
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
2982.0
229.8
9219.8
832.5
2852.4
1889.5
8255.0
8110.4
1728.0
321.6
3805.5
994.5
286.2
2322.5
FTSE 250
20146.9
FTSE All Share
4127.9
-9.1
FTSE Eurofirst300
1534.3
-3.0
-112.6
Dow Jones *
23286.4
S&P 500 *
2572.2
+414.6
+19.0
Nasdaq *
6637.0
+31.2
DAX
12991.3
CAC 40
5372.4
Hang Seng
28487.2
+10.8
Nikkei
21457.6
+302.5
-0.6
+20.6
$1.3180
-12.2
EURO/
POUND
DOLLAR/
POUND
– 0.36c
7523.2
€1.1198
Markets
FTSE 100
Low
526.0
1122.0
518.2
358.3
3112.5
480.0
3088.5
3037.4
152.4
2681.0
269.6
964.5
204.1
53.2
2611.0
306.7
630.0
355.0
2098.7
1495.0
210.2
910.3
3565.0
1277.2
182.3
6635.0
552.0
1600.0
1290.0
5410.0
6496.0
1273.0
204.5
2588.5
635.0
180.0
1922.5
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
2353.5
641.0
730.0
247.7
3485.0
435.8
549.0
2139.0
3677.5
939.0
1428.0
1555.0
2260.0
1386.0
772.1
434.8
1176.0
204.7
188.9
1334.0
4161.0
842.0
216.8
3953.0
5295.0
405.0
1373.0
+25.5
+28.5
+4.0
+6.0
-22.0
+0.1
-0.5
+35.0
-170.5
+7.5
+6.0
-47.0
+80.0
-5.0
+26.0
-2.4
-1.0
+2.3
+2.9
-5.0
-341.5
-3.5
+1.2
-75.0
+35.0
-2.4
-5.0
2403.7
672.5
807.5
283.6
3522.0
440.5
556.5
2575.0
5186.0
1050.0
1442.0
1685.0
2441.0
1612.0
860.0
448.6
1245.0
205.7
219.4
1349.0
4557.5
1078.0
233.9
4333.0
5340.0
435.2
1928.1
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2006.0
511.0
595.0
224.1
2712.4
302.1
384.5
2047.0
3603.5
747.5
1064.9
1358.0
1712.7
1341.0
609.6
322.8
896.0
135.2
165.3
934.4
3050.5
827.0
186.5
3365.0
4139.0
255.7
1345.0
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GOLD
Per troy ounce,
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+0.08
974.5
2184.0
1529.0
1071.0
3377.0
1921.0
5520.0
570.5
1038.0
682.5
267.3
698.0
1518.5
521.2
5643.6
3958.0
675.5
400.7
2472.0
1915.0
5435.0
236.9
2682.0
1765.9
349.1
3342.0
4025.0
7595.0
2616.0
411.3
1444.0
1708.0
1864.0
342.6
379.3
386.7
1724.5
$57.27
High
-22.0
+38.0
-37.5
-15.0
-23.0
+18.0
+35.0
+5.9
-3.5
-17.0
+4.5
+14.0
-14.5
+1.1
-8.5
+86.0
+2.0
-4.0
-35.0
+13.0
-44.0
-1.5
-30.0
-36.0
-64.9
+38.0
-78.0
-170.0
+16.0
+3.2
+3.0
+30.0
-100.0
-0.9
-14.6
+1.6
+7.5
-$21.14
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945.0
1921.0
1432.0
1000.0
3325.0
1879.0
5162.0
505.5
822.0
596.5
195.7
695.0
1383.5
491.9
4849.5
3947.0
610.5
270.9
2249.0
1905.0
4956.0
173.1
2570.0
1584.0
214.4
2790.0
3881.0
7165.0
2567.5
379.7
1313.0
1566.0
1367.0
280.4
303.4
378.2
1523.5
$1,278.97
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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
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Pappardelle of shallots, wild
mushrooms and tarragon
Kakuro
NEW Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 49
RHYME LETTERS MEANING
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9
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TIP
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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:
minurl.co.uk/i
Recipe from UKshallot.com
Killer Sudoku No 1114
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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BLOWN
RHYME
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Tomorrow
Asparagus macaroni cheese
with bacon crumble
HARP
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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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4
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PAIRED
Jigsawdoku
2
BLAZE
5
GEARED
Peel and dice the shallots into a medium
size dice. Place a large pan of salted
water on the stove for the pasta and
bring to the boil.
Sauté the shallots in the olive oil and,
when almost cooked through, add the
wild mushrooms into the pan. Allow to
cook for one minute and then season
with salt and pepper.
Add the Madeira and allow it to reduce.
To this mushroom mix, now add the
chopped tarragon and butter. This should
form a sauce that will coat the pasta.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add
directly to the pan with the shallots and
mushrooms. Serve in warm bowls.
4
3
4
SERVES 4
8 echalion (banana) shallots
300g pappardelle pasta
200g wild mushrooms
20g French tarragon
50ml Madeira
50ml olive oil
75g butter
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LETTERS
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Minesweeper
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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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1835
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to Saturday’s codeword is on page 49.
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1 Extremely good
(Informal) (8)
2 Unaware (2,3,4)
3 Point of a pen (3)
4 Beverage (3)
5 Rugby forward (4)
6 Very quickly (2,2,4)
10 Horse’s leg parts (8)
11 Military command
(4,5)
12 Pest (8)
16 Gaming stake (4)
18 Lout (3)
19 Male sheep (3)
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ACROSS 1 Locum, 4 Ocean (Locomotion), 8 Effectiveness, 9 Petri dish, 10 Foe, 11 Strive,
12 Knight, 14 Pea, 15 Land girls, 16 Refrigerators, 19 Range, 20 Satin.
DOWN 1 Lie, 2 Cafeteria, 3 Machiavellian, 4 Origin, 5 Elephant grass, 6 Nye, 7 Asbestos,
9 Passport, 10 Figure out, 13 Annexe, 17 Far, 18 Son.
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Tomorrow: Harder
Concise Crossword No 2157
ACROSS
1 Pretend (5)
4 Drink heavily (4)
7 Somewhat (1,3)
8 Single storey
house (8)
9 Swift in
movement (5-6)
13 Fully informed (2,4)
14 Angry (6)
15 Bavarian beer
festival (11)
17 Observer (8)
20 Pig’s cry (4)
21 Unable to hear (4)
22 Bishop’s
headdress (5)
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Sudoku Easier
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13
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idoku Exclusive to i
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How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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column. Each row and column has two
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column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
A
A
B
B
B
C
A
A
B
B
C
B
A
B
Word Wheel
This is an open-ended puzzle. How many
words of three or more letters, each
including the letter at centre of the wheel,
can you make from this diagram? We’ve
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FORM VERDICT
It could be worth siding with PIRATE LOOK after a few good efforts in
defeat. Marco Botti’s charge was a beaten favourite at Lingfield when last
seen but wasn’t disgraced and should be fine on ground that is yielding
some cut. Tuff Rock won’t be done improving yet and is expected to
have his say, while chances are also given to the unexposed quantity
Misscarlett and Faithful Creek.
TOTEPOOL EBFSTALLIONS.COM SILVER TANKARD
STAKES (LISTED) (CLASS 1) 2YO £35,000 added 1m
ALFA MCGUIRE B Smart 9 3...................................................................G Lee 6
CONNECT C Cox 9 3 ....................................................................................A Kirby 2
DARK ACCLAIM M Botti 9 3 .....................................................D Muscutt 4
LEARN BY HEART W Haggas 9 3.........................Daniel Tudhope 5
LISHEEN CASTLE (D) J J Quinn 9 3................................................ J Hart 7
OLD PERSIAN (D) C Appleby 9 3................................................W Buick 9
POETS DREAM Mohamed Moubarak 9 3 .....................G Mosse 11
SIMPSON (D)(BF) Ed Walker 9 3...................................... J P Spencer 3
THREE SAINTS BAY D O’Meara 9 3.........................................D Nolan 8
UNWRITTEN (CD) K Burke 9 3....................................P J McDonald 10
VEEJAY (D) M Channon 9 3...............................................................J F Egan 1
- 11 declared BETTING: 2-1 Old Persian, 4-1 Learn By Heart, 7-1 Dark Acclaim, 10-1
Veejay, Unwritten, Connect, 12-1 Simpson, 14-1 Alfa McGuire, 16-1 others.
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4412
235133
2421
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021773
FORM VERDICT
OLD PERSIAN represents last year’s winning connections and is William
Buick’s sole ride on the card, so has to be taken seriously. The Dubawi colt
is up in class for this assignment but has looked every inch a Pattern-race
performer in the making in winning in novice company at Chelmsford
and Newmarket. Learn By Heart sets the standard on official ratings
and is respected, and there should be more to come from Dark Acclaim.
TOTEPOOL LIVE INFO PHIL BULL TROPHY CONDITIONS
STAKES (CLASS 2) £20,000 added 2m 2f
MINOTAUR Jonjo O’Neill 5 9 2 ............................................Fran Berry 4
SUEGIOO R Fahey 8 9 2...........................................................T Hamilton C 2
TUSCAN GOLD (C) M Hammond 10 9 2..........P Mulrennan V 3
LA FRITILLAIRE (CD) J Given 5 8 11 ..........................................G Lee C 5
DOMINATING M Johnston 3 8 7...................................P J McDonald 1
- 5 declared BETTING: 5-4 Dominating, 6-4 Minotaur, 4-1 Suegioo, 25-1 La Fritillaire,
33-1 Tuscan Gold.
4.50
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FORM VERDICT
A select but competitive renewal in which Dominating has a nice racing
weight representing Mark Johnston, who won this prize courtesy of
Oriental Fox 12 months ago. MINOTAUR gets the nod, though, as he hails
from the in-form Jonjo O’Neill operation and is a Listed winner in this
sphere in France. A dual hurdles winner too, this versatile gelding should
be fitter for his Leicester spin a fortnight ago. C&D winner La Fritillaire
is another to consider.
5.20
COLLECT TOTEPOOL WINNINGS FROM BETFRED
SHOPS HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £8,000 added 5f
1
431401 TAHOO (D) K Burke 3 9 11(6ex)................................................B A Curtis 4
144276 ROYAL BRAVE (D) Rebecca Bastiman 6 9 8 ....Daniel Tudhope 2
2
-00770 HOOFALONG (CD) M W Easterby 7 9 8.................... D Allan B,H 9
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331790 ESCALATING (D) M Appleby 5 9 7 ................L Edmunds (3) C,T 7
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2-9085 ALEEF D O’Meara 4 9 7.................................................................... D Nolan H 5
216858 MY NAME IS RIO (C)(D) M Dods 7 9 6....................P Mulrennan 1
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447260 ECCLESTON (D) Julie Camacho 6 9 6.......................Joe Doyle V 13
7
3-9010 ROSINA (D) Mrs A Duffield 4 9 4..............................................S Gray C 8
8
26242- ZIGGY LEE (D) L Mullaney 11 9 3 ........Adam J McNamara (3) 3
9
10 123743 MUATADEL (D) Roger Fell 4 9 1 ....................................T Hamilton 10
11 307545 GAMESOME P Midgley 6 9 0................................................ D Costello 15
12 110650 HENLEY (D) Miss T Waggott 5 9 0................................. B McHugh 12
13 266339 STRAIGHTOTHEPOINT B Smart 5 9 0 ....................................G Lee 14
14 300052 VAN GERWEN (CD) J L Eyre 4 8 11.....................................J Fanning 6
15 216977 COSMIC CHATTER (CD) Mrs R Carr 7 8 9.....J P Sullivan C 11
- 15 declared BETTING: 11-2 Tahoo, 6-1 Van Gerwen, 13-2 Muatadel, 8-1 Gamesome,
10-1 Aleef, Royal Brave, My Name Is Rio, 12-1 Eccleston, Cosmic Chatter,
Hoofalong, 14-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
Ziggy Lee is well drawn on his return from an absence and could be
interesting, and similar sentiments apply to Van Gerwen. Muatadel
is expected to run his usual honest race, but TAHOO can successfully
concede weight to these rivals shouldering a penalty for her ready
Nottingham success. She is also drawn well and the manner of her recent
triumph suggests she’ll thrive over this stiff minimum trip.
BEST OF WINDSOR
SKY BET EXTRA PLACES EVERY DAY HANDICAP
(CLASS 4) £7,250 added 1m 2f
ANGRYWHITEPYJAMAS (D) W Muir 4 9 7.................M Dwyer 2
FAST AND HOT (CD) R Hannon 4 9 6............Rossa Ryan (7) B 7
TANGRAMM (D) D Ivory 5 9 5 ...................................... R Winston C 14
ROAD TO DUBAI (D) G Scott 3 9 5.........................Hayley Turner 5
TOMAHAWK KID I Williams 4 9 2................................G Downing 16
LUNAR JET (D) J Mackie 3 9 1..........................................................J Quinn 6
ESSENAITCH (CD) P Evans 4 9 1......Katherine Glenister (7) 3
THE YELLOW BUS D Steele 4 8 13.........................................K O’Neill 9
HAULANI P Hide 3 8 13 ...............................................H Crouch (3) B,T 13
BAZOOKA (CD) D Flood 6 8 11............................. Hollie Doyle (3) 15
POSEIDON (D) Ed Walker 3 8 11............................................L Keniry 10
OURMULLION (D) J Best 3 8 10...............Josephine Gordon C 11
MANSFIELD M Wigham 4 8 10...............................................D Probert 1
LIQUID GOLD (D) R Fahey 3 8 9........................................P Hanagan 12
PADDY A I Williams 3 8 9.............................................. Luke Catton (7) 4
OMOTESANDO (D) Oliver Greenall 7 8 8......C Bennett (3) C 8
- 16 declared BETTING: 6-1 Fast And Hot, 13-2 Lunar Jet, 8-1 Poseidon, Road To Dubai,
Haulani, Ourmullion, 10-1 Liquid Gold, Essenaitch, 12-1 others.
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FORM VERDICT
OURMULLION has won his last two over the trip at Chelmsford and
can continue on an upward curve lining up here on a hat-trick. Still
unexposed over 10 furlongs, there could be more to come and he has a
nice weight. Road To Dubai got back to winning ways at Redcar just over
a fortnight ago and is another to consider closely, while Haulani should
be thereabouts along with Lunar Jet.
top
tips
BEST BET
Old Persian
(3.50pm, Pontefract)
William Buick’s only booked
ride of the day could be a cut
above these.
NEXT BEST
Minotaur
(4.50pm, Pontefract)
Expensive jumping prospect yet
to shine; can help pay his way
with a Flat win.
ONE TO WATCH
West Approach, a half brother
to the top class Thistlecrack,
impressed on his chasing debut
at Ffos Las on Saturday.
Old Persian to lift
Godolphin after
Champions’ miss
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
It wasn’t the best of Champions’
Days for Godolphin. Harry Angel,
Ribchester and Barney Roy fronted
what looked like a formidable squad
at Ascot on Saturday, but none of
them ran to their best and Sheikh
Mohammed’s boys in blue drew
a blank.
Still, it has been a fine year for
Godolphin, decisive champion
owners of the year again after
amassing more than £5m in
prize money.
Charley Appleby’s team of
two-year-olds has made no small
contribution to that achievement,
the trainer notching up 45 juvenile
wins so far this season at a most
impressive strike rate.
And he has by no means finished
yet. Appleby will be eyeing up some
good pots still to be won before the
year is out, starting with the listed
Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract
this afternoon.
Old Persian steps up in grade
after two autumn victories to face
ten youngsters who have all won at
least once, but none has looked as
good as he did when brushing aside
some promising types at Newmarket earlier this month.
One man who did enjoy a
wonderful Champions Day, of
course, is Aidan O’Brien, who
equalled the world record of 25
Group Ones in a calendar year
when Hydrangea won the Fillies
and Mares. It’s short odds the
record will be broken next Saturday
with both Saxon Warrior and Pentagon, joint-favourites for the 2018
Derby,likely to line up for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster..
And if it doesn’t happen at Town
Moor, there are two juvenile Group
Ones on Ballydoyle’s radar at SaintCloud in France the following day.
There is also exciting news that
Hydrangea may well stay in training
next year, a genuine challenger to
the Enable-Cracksman duopoly.
RUGBY UNION
Five-try Wasps
ensure Quins
are punished for
total disarray
WASPS
Tries Robson, Wade 2, Johnson, Bassett;
Conversions Gopperth 4, Miller;
Penalties Gopperth 2.
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HARLEQUINS
Try Saili; Conversion Smith;
Penalty Smith.
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By Hugh Godwin
AT RICOH ARENA
Clubs have qualified for the quarterfinals of the European Cup after
losing their first two pool matches before, but surely never from the state
of disarray endured by Harlequins
yesterday. They had England players
Joe Marler and Mike Brown sent to
the sin bin in this five-try loss to their
old rivals, for whom Christian Wade
scored twice, and another international, the wing Marland Yarde, failed
even to make the start line after being
dropped for what Quins described as
an “internal disciplinary matter”.
Marler ended the first half rubbing foreheads with Wasps hooker
Ashley Johnson, five weeks on from
Quins’ league win on this ground
and rugby’s very own “water-gate”,
when the home side’s flanker James
Haskell famously lost his rag at Marler squirting a drink bottle at him.
It was Marler who visited the sin
bin this time – nine minutes into the
second half, for dropping a forearm
into Will Rowlands as retaliation for
a clear-out. As Marler’s angry intent
was clear, the loosehead prop with
the loose temper was risking a greater sanction if the connection had
been crisper. He may yet face further
punishment.
The omission of Yarde, who is believed to have been late for training,
denied him the chance to impress
Eddie Jones, the England head coach
who was here watching, four days
before the final squad for the autumn
internationals is announced. Meanwhile, Nathan Hughes, the No 8 in
pole position to add to his 10 caps
against Argentina, Australia and
Samoa next month, carried hard
for Wasps from first to last here, although he also appeared to get away
with a swinging-arm tackle on Quins’
teenaged fly-half Marcus Smith.
As a parochial get-together this
was rarely pretty, epitomised by a
switch-off at a line-out and a chargedown that gifted Wasps two tries in
the opening seven minutes. Hughes
charged around the short side and
snapped a scoring pass inside to his
scrum-half Dan Robson. Then Smith
was ambushed by opposite number
Jimmy Gopperth, and the ensuing
chase was won by Wade toeing the
ball out of Smith’s clutches.
Gopperth converted those two
Christian Wade goes
over for one of his two
tries for Wasps, while
Joe Marler (right) and
Mike Brown were
sent to the sin bin for
Quins PA
Marler,
the loosehead
with the loose
temper, may
yet face further
punishment for
his forearm on
Rowlands
CRICKET
Knight says
England can
bounce back
from defeat
By Sports Staff
Heather Knight believes England
can draw on their triumphant World
Cup campaign for inspiration after
admitting standards dipped in the
Women’s Ashes opener in Brisbane.
Australia started the multi-format
series by clinching a two-wicket victory with five balls to spare in the first
of three one-day internationals, with
Alex Blackwell and Ashleigh Gardner
rising to the fore.
Blackwell was dropped on 36 and
went on to underpin Australia’s
chase of 229 with a steely unbeaten
half-century while Gardner followed
up her three-wicket haul in England’s
innings with a match-shaping cameo
of 27 from 18 balls.
A first-game defeat is not unfamiliar territory for England, who
were beaten by India in their opening World Cup fixture earlier this
Heather Knight
admitted England
were ‘off the pace’
against Australia
This team is a
resilient bunch
and we’ll get
ourselves up for
the next game.
We’re frustrated
because it was
our game to win
year before bouncing back in style by
going all the way on home soil.
England captain Knight rued several costly errors in the field, but said:
“We lost the first game of the World
Cup. One thing about this team is
we’re a resilient bunch and we’ll get
ourselves up for the next game. We
were a little bit off the pace.
“That’s kind of why we’re so frustrated because we feel it was our
game to win. But credit to Australia,
they finished the job off.”
Gardner’s role proved pivotal as
the game was on a knife-edge when
she arrived at the crease, with Australia needing 48 off 44 deliveries in
response to England’s 228 for nine at
a sold out Allan Border Field.
But the 20-year-old bludgeoned
back-to-back fours before clearing
the rope twice, and by the time she
departed the pendulum had swung
in favour of Australia, who were left
with nine to chase from 16 balls.
Knight said: “We felt we’d scrapped
our way back into the game and Ash
came in and struck the way she did
and kind of took it away from us.”
Gardner’s heroics would not have
been possible had Blackwell not
anchored the innings, claiming the
player-of-the-match award after contributing 67 not out from 86 balls.
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ROUND UP
Exeter hit new heights with
dramatic win at Montpellier
By Gareth Cox
Exeter centre Henry Slade believes his
side’s 27-24 victory over Montpellier
in the Champions Cup yesterday goes
down as one of the finest European results in the English side’s history.
Man of the match Don Armand
scored in either half while centre Ian Whitten also added
a try as Gareth Steenson
kicked three conversions
and two penalties.
Montpellier took two
points thanks to a pair of
tries from Nemani Nadolo
and Joe Tomane and Benoit
Paillaugue efforts, but it was Rob
Baxter’s men who came out on top.
Slade (above) said: “This result is
definitely up there. It was a big effort,
Montpellier threw everything at us and
they’re a top side with some big lads.
“It took a lot out of us and it’s really
pleasing to come away with the win.
tries and the third for Wasps in the
33rd minute, after Brown received a
yellow card for batting down a probable scoring pass from Willie le Roux
to Wade. The resulting lineout drive
was finished by Ashley Johnson, then
during Marler’s 10-minute absence,
Gopperth kicked a penalty for 24-3.
Quins responded with a try on his
first touch for substitute centre Francis Saili, once of the All Blacks,– but
sadly Saili was later taken off on a
stretcher, after his head collided with
Joe Launchbury’s hip.
The try bonus came for Wasps
when Josh Bassett took a long pass
from Daly and shrugged off Brown,
Charlie Walker and Joe Marchant.
The tricky conversion by Gopperth
made it 34-10, before Rob Miller
came on for Gopperth and converted
Wade’s second try – an interception
and a 70-metre sprint.
Wasps’ director of rugby Dai Young
said: “Unusually for us, defence won
us the game, it was excellent.”
His Harlequins counterpart John
Kingston said of Yarde: “It didn’t help
the preparation. The punishment was
meted out, the dropping for today,
and he’s available for selection again.
I’ve dealt with it, that’s it.” And on
Marler, Kingston commented: “It’s
like Groundhog Day from a few weeks
ago. I’ll let you know more when I’ve
reviewed it.”
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NINE-LETTER WORD advantage
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nag, nave, neat, tag, tan, tang, tea, van, vane, vantage, vat,
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BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cheshire 78 London
71; Glasgow 118 Manchester 62.
CRICKET
WOMEN’S ASHES FIRST ODI
England v Australia, Brisbane: England
228-9 (50 overs). Australia 231-8 (49.1
overs; A J Blackwell 67no). Australia beat
England by 2 wickets.
FIRST TEST
West Indies v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo: West
Indies 219 (82.5 overs; S D S D Hope 90no,
K O A Powell 56; A G Cremer 4-64) & 88-1
(33.0 overs). Zimbabwe 159 (61.3 overs; D
Bishoo 5-79).
FIRST ODI
India v New Zealand, Mumbai: India 280-8
(50.0 overs; V Kohli 121; T A Boult 4-35).
New Zealand 284-4 (49.0 overs; T W M
Latham 103no, L R P L Taylor 95). New
Zealand beat India by 6 wickets.
THIRD ODI
South Africa v Bangladesh, East London:
South Africa 369-6 (50.0 overs; F du
Plessis 91, Q de Kock 73, A K Markram
66). Bangladesh 169 (40.4 overs; Shakib Al
Hasan 63). South Africa won by 200 runs.
CYCLING
UEC EUROPEAN TRACK CH’SHIPS: BERLIN, GERMANY: Women’s Omnium Final:
1 K Archibald (GB) 127pts, 8 Lydia Boylan
(Rep Ire) 85.
RUGBY UNION
INTERNATIONAL MATCH
Australia (12)............. 23 New Zealand (13).. 18
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP POOL ONE
La Rochelle (13).......41 Ulster (10)......................17
La Rochelle: Tries: Sinzelle, Vito, Gourdon,
Aguillon, Eaton. Conversions: Lamb, Bales
(2), Goillot (2). Penalties: Bales (2). Ulster:
Tries: Lealiifano, Bowe. Conversions: Lealiifano, Cooney. Penalties: Lealiifano.
Wasps (21).....................41 Harlequins (3)..........10
Wasps: Tries: Robson, Wade (2), Johnson,
Bassett. Conversions: Gopperth (4), Miller.
Penalties: Gopperth (2). Harlequins: Tries:
Saili. Conversions: Smith. Penalties: Smith.
P W D L F A B Pts
La Rochelle
2 2 0 0 75 44 2 10
Wasps
2 1 0 1 50 29 1
5
Ulster
2 1 0 1 36 50 0
4
Harlequins
2 0 0 2 37 75 1
1
POOL TWO
C Auvergne (14)......24 Northampton (0)......7
Saracens (17)..............36 Ospreys (17)................34
P W D L F A B Pts
Saracens
2 2 0 0 93 47 2 10
C Auvergne 2 2 0 0 50 28 1
9
Ospreys
2 0 0 2 55 62 3
3
Northampton 2 0 0 2 20 81 0
0
POOL THREE
Montpellier (17).....24 Exeter (10).....................27
Montpellier: Tries: Tomane, Paillaugue,
Nadolo (2). Conversions: Paillaugue (2).
Exeter: Tries: Armand (2), Whitten. Conversions: Steenson (3). Penalties: Steenson (2).
SATURDAY
Glasgow (10)...............18 Leinster (17) ...............34
P W D L F A B Pts
Leinster
2 2 0 0 58 35 2 10
Exeter
2 2 0 0 51 39 0
8
Montpellier 2 0 0 2 41 51 3
3
Glasgow
2 0 0 2 33 58 0
0
POOL FOUR
Leicester (35).............54 Castres (3)..................... 29
Munster (0).................14 Racing 92 (0)..................7
P W D L F A B Pts
Leicester
2 1 0 1 72 51 2
6
Munster
2 1 1 0 31 24 0
6
Racing 92
2 1 0 1 29 32 1
5
Castres
2 0 1 1 46 71 1
3
POOL FIVE
B Treviso (14) ............29 Toulon (13) ..................30
P W D L F A B Pts
Toulon
2 2 0 0 51 49 0
8
Bath
2 2 0 0 41 13 0
8
Scarlets
2 0 0 2 33 39 2
2
B Treviso
2 0 0 2 29 53 1
1
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP POOL 1
B-Begles (17)..............20 Newcastle (7)..............21
Enisei-STM (0) ........21 N G D’gons (14)........ 28
POOL 3
Zebre (30)......................33
Pau (7) ............................... 38
POOL 4
Krasny Yar (0)...........14
Stade Francais (7).....7
Edinburgh (31)..........73
London Irish (24)..44
POOL 5
Connacht (8)...............15
Worcester (0)...............8
FIXTURES:
CRICKET
FIFTH ODI: PAKISTAN V SRI LANKA
(Sharjah, 12am).
Last year we came to France in Europe,
thought we’d give it a go, and got blown
away a few times.
“This year we came here to win and
I thought we did it really well. Away
wins are massive in Europe and we
have Leinster back to back next which
is going to be exciting.”
Tommy Bowe moved into
joint fourth place on European rugby’s all-time tryscoring lists – but that was
about as good as it for Ulster as they were beaten
41-17 in La Rochelle.
Bowe, who scored his 29th
try in his 65th European Cup
outing, said: “We made a few errors and made it easy for them – and
their quality shone through.”
On Saturday, Saracens edged out
Welsh side Ospreys 36-34 in a thrilling
match at Allianz Park, to maintain their
100 per cent start to their Champions
Cup defence.
50
SPORT
Like Hawaiian doom,
shinty-hurling sounds
weird – but it works
T
he invention of the spork
has a lot to do with
hybrids having a bad
reputation. Whenever
the word is used, it conjures thoughts of an object or idea
that partially does two things but
Hybrid concepts
ends up doing neither well – or, in
don’t always
the case of the early Toyota Prius,
work but Matt
an unintentional and catastrophic
Butler enjoys a
side effect, such as spontaneous
combustion, ruins the whole thing.
Celtic mash-up
But often they can be a
resounding success. Such as
the heavy Italian band named
shinty-hurling sounds like, well,
Cambrian, who blend slow,
chucking a shinty to and fro.
tooth-rattling metal music with
But the BBC, being the service
a Hawaiian lap-steel guitar.
provider that it is, told us
Hawaiian doom, they call it. It is
exactly what the sport entails.
loud, yet surprisingly languid.
Presenter Jonathan Sutherland,
Sport is littered with successful
in between repeated mentions
hybrids. Such as the engine that
of how rowdy the post-match
Lewis Hamilton has had in his
celebrations can be, put it best
Mercedes for the past four F1
when he said that “it is going to
seasons. You will hear very little
be a slightly tricky afternoon in
complaint about the marrying of
terms of exactly what is going
electrical and internal combustion
on” before a brief introduction to
technology from the British driver
the rules: 14 players, 40 minutes
on the verge of his fifth driver’s title. each way, three points for a goal,
Then there is the
one for over the bar, no
midfielder-cum-forward
handling and no kicking.
The Irish
dubbed the false No 9,
Simple, right?
used to trophy-winning played with
It turns out that it was.
effect by both Barcelona giant wooden The Irish played with
and Spain. But rarely
spoons, while hurling sticks, which
are entire sports
resembled giant wooden
the Scots’
melded together with
mixing spoons, while the
shinty
sticks
any great success – as
Scots’ shinty weapons
looked
close
much fun as it would be
looked close to those used
to
those
used
to have a melange of,
in hockey. And both sides
say, track cycling and
seemed quite happy to
in hockey
greyhound racing, or
wave them around with
football and fencing.
little consideration for
Celtic sports have more joy
others’ safety, in pursuit of a small
in being mixed together. The
and lethal-looking ball.
International Rules series –
It was revealed before the
combining Australian rules and
game at a packed Bught Park in
Gaelic football – command attention Inverness that the Irish players
among a certain section of the
had lost their kit in transit the
population. Although there is the
previous evening. Thankfully, they
argument that because the rest of
had been reunited with it before
the world has no idea what’s going
the throw-up (as the beginning
on, the two teams could quite easily
of the match is called) but their
make up the rules as they go along.
initial exuberance was crushed by
On Saturday, we were witness
the Scots’ second-half dominance,
to another melding of sports in
as they posted their fourth
the annual shinty-hurling contest
straight win.
between Scotland and Ireland.
We, however, were left with our
Again, to call it niche doesn’t do it
interest piqued. This was definitely
justice. To most of the population,
not a spork-sport.
FORMULA ONE
Armchair
Fan
Scotland’s
shinty team
(in blue) take
on Ireland’s
hurlers in
the annual
shintyhurling
international
on Saturday
BBC
Lewis Hamilton on the way to
a commanding victory in the
US Grand Prix; celebrating
(left) on the podium with
100-metre world record
holder Usain Bolt; Sebastian
Vettel (right) overtook
Hamilton from the start, but
was unable to hold on to his
lead GETTY
Hamilton on the
brink of title No 4
after holding off
aggressive Vettel
By David Tremayne
AT THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
Lewis Hamilton rode imperiously to
his ninth victory of the season, his
fifth here in Texas, and a 66-point
lead in the world championship, on a
day when Sebastian Vettel deserved
to finish third but ended up second
thanks to team orders in the Ferrari
camp.
After all the razzmatazz of the
new-style F1 saw the drivers introduced to the huge crowd before the
off via spectacular fireworks and ballyhoo, and Usain Bolt (who Hamilton
had scared good and proper earlier
in the morning with on-the-limit laps
in a Mercedes AMG), it was Vettel
who jumped into the lead from second place on the grid, and for a whole
it looked like the German was on his
way to the victory he needed to keep
his dwindling title hopes alive.
But when Hamilton reported that
“That was a little bit close, guys,
how did you allow him to get so
close?” Hamilton demanded to know.
But this day he need not have worried. Vettel lacked pace and soon the
gap was opening up again. So much
so that Vettel needed another stop,
to switch from the soft compound
tyres to the supersofts. He dropped
to fourth, but started to fly.
But he was so far behind Hamilton, whom Mercedes kept on a
single-stop strategy, that the overall result was never in doubt. But
Ferrari had Kimi Raikkonen in play
chasing down second-placed Valtteri
Bottas in the other Mercedes,
his Mercedes felt “pretty
and if one Finn could pass
good” in the red car’s
another, and Vettel could
wake, and stayed with
do likewise, Ferrari
it, it soon became clear
that Ferrari were not
could switch their cars
and Vettel would come
going to walk away
Lewis Hamilton
away with second
with this one.
needs to finish no
place…
When he delivered
lower than fifth in
That’s how it
the coup de grace on
Mexico next week in
the sixth lap, Hamilton
worked out, as Raikkoorder to clinch the
world title
nen pounced on the troudid it with decisive elbled Bottas on the 42nd lap,
egance, slicing inside Vettel from a long way back, and
and then Vettel did the same
on the 51st. Ferrari then
then moving away.
immediately switched
Thereafter his sole
the drivers, and the
concern came after the
German came home
first round of pit stops.
Vettel, 4.4 seconds
10.1sec behind the man
Max Verstappen
who now needs only
down by then, made
was handed a fivenine points to secure
his on the 16th lap.
second time penalty
his
fourth title.
Hamilton kept going
for leaving the track
Raikkonen, howuntil the 19th, but when
– denying him third
he came out and climbed
ever, still had his hands
place
full of Max Verstappen, as
up to turn one, Vettel was
the Red Bull pilot had driven
within striking distance.
5
5
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i MONDAY
23 OCTOBER 2017
51
Talking Points
10 things to take away
from the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
Australian ecstasy at win in dead
rubber shows might of All Blacks
I wonder if you can’t measure
the greatness of a sports team by
the way they lose. For instance:
Australia beat the All Blacks on
Saturday, after eight defeats in a
row against their mortal enemy.
But it was still, only 23-18 and New
Zealand had several key players
missing and they had already secured the Rugby Championship
and Australia had to pour gallons
of sweat and blood too into just
squeezing by them. And it meant
everything to them, as their celebrations showed. And in the Wallaby joy was implicit recognition of
how awesome the All Blacks are.
2
Divided opinion over Ball is
symptom of arbitrary polarity
Results and standings
FIA FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS, AUSTIN, TEXAS
Final Positions after Race (56 Laps):
1 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 1hr 33mins 50.993secs
2 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:34:01.136
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:34:06.772,
4 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 1:34:07.761
5 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:34:25.960
6 E Ocon (Fr) Force India 1:35:21.973
7 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 1:33:50.993
8 S Perez (Mex) Force India at 1 Lap
9 F Massa (Br) Williams at 1 Lap,
10 D Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap, 11 L
Stroll (Can) Williams at 1 Lap, 12 S Vandoorne (Bel)
McLaren at 1 Lap, 13 B Hartley (NZ) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 Lap, 14 R Grosjean (Fr) Haas F1 at 1 Lap, 15 M
Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari at 1 Lap, 16 K Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 at 1 Lap Not Classified: 17 F Alonso
(Sp) McLaren 24 Laps completed, 18 D Ricciardo (Aus)
Red Bull 14 Laps completed, 19 P Wehrlein (Ger)
Sauber-Ferrari 5 Laps completed, 20 N Hulkenberg
(Ger) Renault 3.
Fastest Lap: S Vettel 1min 37.766secs on lap 51.
Drivers Standings:
1 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 331pts
2 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 265
3 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 244
4 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 192
5 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 163, 6 M Verstappen (Neth)
Red Bull 123, 7 S Perez (Mex) Force India 86, 8 E Ocon
(Fr) Force India 73, 9 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 54, 10 F
Massa (Br) Williams 36, 11 N Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault
34, 12 L Stroll (Can) Williams 32
Manufacturers Standings:
1 Mercedes GP 575pts, 2 Ferrari 428, 3 Red Bull 315,
4 Force India 159, 5 Williams 68, 6 Scuderia Toro
Rosso 53, 7 Renault 48, 8 Haas F1 43, 9 McLaren 23, 10
Sauber-Ferrari 5.
brilliantly all afternoon to climb from
16th on the grid after engine penalties, to hound the veteran Finn. On
the very last lap he pounced, snatching a much-deserved podium finish
that lasted just beyond the chequered flag and into the podium green
room, before the unlucky Dutchman
was told he had been given a five-second penalty for gaining advantage by
disrespecting track limits. Ah, the
wonders of modern F1!
Thus a hugely deserved drive
failed to get its reward, while Vettel
got more than perhaps he merited.
That’s racing in the modern era.
As former president Bill Clinton
handed out the trophies, Bolt was
again pressed into service.
“At the start it was looking good
and we got past Lewis quite easily,
but fairly quickly I realised that we
didn’t have his pace today,” Vettel
said. “Congratulations to him. We
were close after the first stop, and
towards the end we made the decision to pit again, which made it more
exciting over the last couple of laps.
But this was not result we wanted.”
Declaring the Circuit of the Americas his favourite track, Hamilton
joshed happily with Bolt, teasing him
about feeling queasy after their earlier ride.
“I’m honoured you’re here and it’s
a humbling experience,” he told him.
“This is a dream job, driving an F1
car, and it’s the greatest experience in
the world. I wouldn’t be here without
my family, and my brother is down
there and my mum up there – I send
you guys love.”
The two fastest men in Texas then
did The Bolt together.
“I’m trying to catch you, dude,”
Hamilton said to the sprinter. “You
lead the way.
“It’s been an incredible year so far
and I’m really enjoying driving this
car, but we didn’t expect to have pace
on Sebastian today, but the balance
was just great. Three races to go,
three to win. Let’s go guys!”
THE INDEPENDENT
3
Fulham’s lack of firepower is
beginning to bite for Londoners
Already, Lonzo Ball of the LA Lakers has divided opinion – and the
debate over him highlights the increased polarity of opinion in sport.
On his NBA regular-season debut,
Ball was underwhelming – cue talk
that he will be a failure. The next
night, he was brilliant – cue the opposite, praise lavished as if upon a
god. The reality – Ball is exciting but
flawed – perhaps isn’t
interesting enough.
In April, Fulham embarrassed
Aston Villa at Craven Cottage with
skill, pace and fluid movement;
on Saturday, it was Villa who had
those qualities and Fulham who
were niggardly in their play. Last
season’s exuberance appears to
have been replaced by shadow, a
failure to sign a prolific striker over
the summer now paying off in an
unwanted yet probably predictable
manner.
5
6
De Villiers is back – and we should
remember to enjoy him while we can
4
Condemning a hug is to ignore any
words said in private
“It’s disappointing to see our integrity questioned,” said Jill Scott (above)
in response to criticism of players
hugging Mark Sampson on the
touchline at Tranmere in August. It’s
possible to condemn Sampson – and
the FA – for their mistreatment of
Eni Aluko and believe that an individual has the right to respond in the
way she wants. It is the height of condescension to suggest a hug means
more than words said in private.
7
Kaboom! So went AB de Villiers
against Bangladesh on Wednesday, in his first international game
since taking a break in June after
the Champions Trophy. De Villiers
(above) finished with 176 from 104
balls and was hitting sixes where
and when he wanted. Even more
than Virat Kohli, he is cricket’s unalloyed genius and we should savour
him in his waning years.
Parra’s return to pitch was in breach
of simple head-injury laws of game
Morgan Parra, the Clermont
Auvergne scrum-half, took a knee
to the head against Northampton
on Saturday. The referee signalled
that Parra had been knocked
out. And yet Parra came
back on in Clermont’s
win. Conclusion: someone is at fault for
further screwing up
Parra’s brain.
Picture of battered Burnett standing
next to Hearn was repugnant
8
9
10
Conor McGregor was cage-side for
UFC Gdansk on Saturday to exhort
his stablemate Artem Lobov in
what turned out to be a unanimous
decision defeat to Andre Fili. It
was what happened afterwards
that could land McGregor (below)
in trouble – a video on YouTube
showing the Irishman calling Fili a “faggot” to Lobov
as they walked backstage
post-fight.
The NBA may actually be interesting this year if the Golden State
Warriors keep acting human. On
Saturday night, they lost for the
second time in three games to the
Memphis Grizzlies. And, to top
off a miserable night, the Warriors’ two stars – Stephen Curry
and Kevin Durant – both got
themselves thrown out of the
game. Maybe the beauty of a
dynasty is in its temporality.
This month, I watched the freshfaced New York Yankees progress
past the Minnesota Twins, the
Cleveland Indians and then take the
Houston Astros to a seventh and
deciding game for the right to meet
the LA Dodgers in the World Series.
And then they fell. The Astros won
4-0, the Astros will play the Dodgers. And I learnt that youth, and
power, and beauty, which the Yankees have, can cross an ocean.
McGregor’s casual homophobia more
evidence of fighter’s lack of class
Shock, horror, the Golden State
Warriors are not flawless
Ryan Burnett stood battered next
to his pristine, smiling promoter
Eddie Hearn (left) after the
Northern Irishman had unified the IBF and WBA
bantamweight titles.
Burnett won, and took
the glory. But people
like Hearn probably
win in the long-term in
this business.
Yankees’ season may be over, but the
memory of their beauty lives on
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SPORT
FOOTBALL
Football results and tables
PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea (1).....................4 Watford (1)................2
Pedro 12
Doucoure 45
Batshuayi 71, 90
Pereyra 49
Azpilicueta 87
Att 41,467
Huddersfield (2)...... 2 Man Utd (0)...............1
Mooy 28
Rashford 78
Depoitre 33
Att 24,426
Man City (1).................3 Burnley (0).............. 0
Aguero 30 (pen)
Att 54,118
Otamendi 73, Sane 75
Newcastle (0).............1 Crystal P (0) ............ 0
Merino 86
Att 52,251
Southampton (0) ...1 West Brom (0) ...... 0
Boufal 85
Att 29,947
Stoke (0).........................1 Bournemouth (2) 2
Diouf 63
Surman 16
Att 29,500
Stanislas 18 (pen)
Swansea (0).................1 Leicester (1)..............2
Mawson 56
Fernandez 25 (og)
Att 20,521
Okazaki 49
Yesterday
Everton (1) ................... 2 Arsenal (1) .................5
Rooney 12
Monreal 40
Niasse 90
Ozil 53, Lacazette 74
Ramsey 90
Att 39,189
Sanchez 90
Tottenham (3)............4 Liverpool (1) ............1
Kane 4, 56
Salah 24
Son 12
Att 80,827
Alli 45
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
9 8 1 0 32 4 25
Man Utd
9 6 2 1 22 4 20
Tottenham
9 6 2 1 19 6 20
Chelsea
9 5 1 3 17 10 16
Arsenal
9 5 1 3 17 12 16
Watford
9 4 3 2 15 17 15
Newcastle
9 4 2 3 10 8 14
Burnley
9 3 4 2 8 9 13
Liverpool
9 3 4 2 14 16 13
Southampton 9 3 3 3 8 9 12
Huddersfield 9 3 3 3 7 10 12
Brighton
9 3 2 4 9 10 11
West Brom
9 2 4 3 7 10 10
Leicester
9 2 3 4 12 14 9
Swansea
9 2 2 5 6 10 8
West Ham
9 2 2 5 8 17 8
Stoke
9 2 2 5 10 20 8
Everton
9 2 2 5 7 18 8
Bournemouth 9 2 1 6 6 13 7
Crystal Palace 9 1 0 8 2 19 3
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa (1)............ 2 Fulham (1)..................1
Terry 23
Johansen 45
Adomah 49
Att 30,724
Barnsley (0)................0 Hull (0)..........................1
Att 13,624
Campbell 78
Bolton (1).......................1 QPR (0) .........................1
Pratley 22
Sylla 78; Att 14,243
Brentford (1)..............3 Sunderland (3) ......3
Yennaris 8
Grabban 13, 45 (pen)
Jozefzoon 47
Bentley 40 (og)
Maupay 78
Att 10,726
Bristol City (0)..........0 Leeds (2).......................3
Samuel 4, 14
Att 24,435
Lasogga 67
Derby (1)......................... 2 Sheff Wed (0).......... 0
Vydra 5 (pen)
Att 27,426
Johnson 86
Middlesbrough (0) 0 Cardiff (0)...................1
Att 24,806
Ralls 84 (pen)
Millwall (0)................... 2 Birmingham (0)... 0
Colin 47 (og)
Att 14,500
Tunnicliffe 76
Nottm Forest (0)..... 2 Burton A (0)............ 0
McKay 58, Lichaj 78 Att 24,686
Sheff Utd (2)................. 2 Reading (0)................1
Coutts 19
Beerens 85
Sharp 37
Att 26,265
Wolverhampton (1)..3 Preston (0)................2
Ivan Cavaleiro 44
Hugill 65
Leo Bonatini 59 (pen), 63 Coady 76 (og)
Att 27,352
Yesterday
Ipswich (0)....................0 Norwich (0)...............1
Att 24,928
Maddison 59
P W D L F A Pts
Wolverhampton 13 9 2 2 24 13 29
Cardiff
13 8 3 2 18 10 27
Sheff Utd
13 9 0 4 18 11 27
Leeds
13 7 2 4 21 12 23
Aston Villa
13 6 4 3 19 13 22
Norwich
13 6 4 3 13 14 22
Bristol City
13 5 6 2 20 14 21
Preston
13 5 6 2 17 11 21
Derby
12 5 4 3 17 13 19
Fulham
13 4 6 3 17 14 18
Ipswich
12 6 0 6 20 18 18
Nottm Forest 13 6 0 7 17 21 18
Middlesbrough 13 4 5 4 15 12 17
Hull
13 4 4 5 24 20 16
Millwall
13 4 4 5 16 14 16
Sheff Wed
13 4 4 5 16 16 16
QPR
13 3 6 4 16 17 15
Brentford
13 2 7 4 17 18 13
Barnsley
12 3 3 6 15 18 12
Reading
12 3 3 6 11 14 12
Birmingham 13 3 2 8 8 21 11
Burton Albion 13 2 4 7 6 25 10
Sunderland
13 1 6 6 16 25 9
Bolton
13 1 3 9 7 24 6
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (0).........0 Plymouth (0)...........1
Att 4,848
Grant 65
Blackburn (1) .............3 Portsmouth (0).... 0
Dack 38, Graham 58 Att 11,673
Conway 90
Blackpool (1)...............1 Wigan (1).....................3
Vassell 8
Dunkley 45, 54
Att 5,817
Perkins 82
Bradford (0)................0 Charlton (0)..............1
Att 20,066
Forster-Caskey 72
Doncaster (0).............0 Walsall (0) .................3
Oztumer 62, 66
Att 7,391
Morris 80
Gillingham (0)...........1 Northampton (1) .2
Martin 62
Powell 45
Att 4,640
Grimes 73
M K Dons (1).................4 Oldham (3).................4
Gilbey 17
Davies 7
Upson 56, 89
Doyle 39, 45
Nesbitt 82
Clarke 63; Att 9,312
Oxford Utd (3)............ 3 Rotherham (2)........3
Payne 21
Newell 20
Ruffels 30
Williams 44
Nelson 40
Moore 78; Att 7,471
Rochdale (1).................1 Bristol Rovers (0)0
Done 7
Att 2,944
Scunthorpe (0)......... 2 Peterborough (0) 1
Novak 79
Edwards 51
Morris 87 (pen)
Att 4,275
Shrewsbury (0)........1 Fleetwood Tn (0) 0
Nsiala 89
Att 5,989
Southend (0) ..............1 Bury (0)....................... 0
Leonard 84
Att 6,787
Shrewsbury
Wigan
Bradford
Charlton
Rotherham
Blackburn
Oxford Utd
Scunthorpe
Blackpool
Peterborough
Fleetwood Tn
Portsmouth
Southend
Walsall
M K Dons
Bristol Rovers
Rochdale
Doncaster
Wimbledon
Oldham
Bury
Northampton
Gillingham
Plymouth
P
15
15
15
14
15
13
15
15
14
14
14
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
14
14
15
15
15
W
11
11
8
8
8
7
6
6
6
6
6
6
5
4
5
6
3
4
4
4
3
3
2
2
SCOTLAND
D
4
2
3
3
1
2
5
5
4
3
3
2
5
7
4
0
7
3
3
3
3
3
5
4
L
0
2
4
3
6
4
4
4
4
5
5
7
5
4
6
9
5
8
8
7
8
9
8
9
F
24
29
24
22
28
19
26
15
20
24
23
19
19
21
17
23
15
17
9
23
16
12
9
11
A Pts
9 37
9 35
18 27
16 27
19 25
10 23
18 23
11 23
18 22
21 21
23 21
19 20
26 20
23 19
22 19
29 18
18 16
20 15
16 15
31 15
21 12
26 12
19 11
23 10
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ......................1 Yeovil (0).....................1
Akinola 6
Khan 81; Att 1,751
Cambridge Utd (0). 2 Chesterfield (0).....1
Brown 70
Dennis 55
Ikpeazu 78
Att 4,529
Carlisle (1).....................1 Notts County (0)..1
Hope 25
Yates 58; Att 4,730
Cheltenham (1).........1 Lincoln City (0) .... 0
Wright 30
Att 3,312
Coventry (0) ...............0 Colchester (0)........ 0
Att 7,149
Crawley Town (0)...0 Luton (0).................... 0
Att 3,494
Crewe (0).......................0 Accrington S (2)....2
Att 3,849
Kee 3 (pen), Clark 11
Exeter (0) ......................0 Port Vale (1) .............1
Att 4,258
Pope 25
Morecambe (0).........0 Grimsby (0) ............. 0
Att 1,525
Newport C (0)............1 Mansfield (1) ...........1
McClousky 69
Rose 22; Att 3,146
Stevenage (1) .............1 Forest Green (0)...2
Godden 43
Brown 61
Att 2,099
Doidge 73
Swindon (1).................1 Wycombe (0).......... 0
Smith 15
Att 7,114
P W D L F A Pts
Luton
15 9 4 2 34 12 31
Notts County 15 9 3 3 25 16 30
Accrington S 15 9 2 4 26 18 29
Exeter
15 9 2 4 22 17 29
Wycombe
15 7 5 3 28 22 26
Newport C
15 7 4 4 23 15 25
Swindon
15 8 1 6 21 18 25
Coventry
15 7 3 5 14 8 24
Stevenage
15 7 3 5 24 24 24
Lincoln City
15 6 5 4 16 14 23
Cambridge Utd 15 7 2 6 16 16 23
Grimsby
15 6 4 5 19 21 22
Mansfield
15 5 6 4 21 20 21
Cheltenham
15 6 2 7 20 20 20
Colchester
15 5 4 6 20 20 19
Carlisle
15 5 4 6 20 21 19
Crewe
15 5 2 8 15 22 17
Yeovil
15 4 4 7 21 29 16
Crawley Town 15 4 3 8 12 16 15
Barnet
15 3 5 7 18 20 14
Port Vale
15 4 2 9 16 20 14
Morecambe
15 3 5 7 12 20 14
Forest Green 15 3 3 9 14 32 12
Chesterfield
15 2 2 11 13 29 8
BETFRED LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINALS
Hibernian (0) ............. 2 Celtic (2).......................4
Stokes 59 (pen)
Lustig 15, 42
Shaw 70; Att 39,813 Dembele 66, 88
Yesterday
Rangers (0) ..................0 Motherwell (0)......2
Moult 52, 74
Att 44,506
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Hearts (0) ......................1 St Johnstone (0) .. 0
Lafferty 74
Att 18,534
Partick (0)..................... 2 Dundee (1) .................1
Edwards 75
Leitch-Smith 8
Storey 90
Att 3,358
Ross County (0)....... 2 Hamilton (0)............1
Schalk 70
Docherty 52
Mikkelsen 86
Att 3,509
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
9 7 2 0 21 5 23
Aberdeen
9 7 2 0 16 6 23
Rangers
9 5 2 2 20 11 17
Motherwell
9 5 1 3 15 11 16
Hearts
10 4 3 3 10 11 15
St Johnstone 10 4 2 4 13 15 14
Hibernian
9 3 4 2 14 13 13
Ross County 10 3 1 6 10 17 10
Dundee
10 2 2 6 11 19 8
Hamilton
10 2 1 7 14 21 7
Kilmarnock
9 1 3 5 7 13 6
Partick
10 1 3 6 10 19 6
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CH’SHIP: Brechin 0 Queen of South 1; Dundee Utd
0 Inverness CT 2; Dunfermline 3 Livingston 1; Falkirk 0 St Mirren 0; Morton
1 Dumbarton 1. Leading Positions: 1
St Mirren P 10 pts 22, 2 Dunfermline
(10-20), 3 Livingston (10-18).
LEAGUE ONE: Albion 0 Queen’s Park 1;
Alloa 4 East Fife 1; Arbroath 7 Airdrieonians 1; Forfar 0 Ayr 5; Stranraer A
Raith A (waterlogged pitch). Leading
Positions: 1 Raith P 9 pts 22, 2 Ayr (1020), 3 Arbroath (10-17).
LEAGUE TWO: Berwick 0 Montrose
1; Clyde 1 Peterhead 4; Cowdenbeath
0 Stirling 3; Edinburgh City 0 Annan
Athletic 1; Elgin 2 Stenhousemuir 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Stirling P 9 pts 22, 2
Montrose (9-17), 3 Peterhead (9-16).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE: AFC
Fylde A Maidstone Utd A (Abandoned
- due to adverse weather conditions);
Aldershot 2 Tranmere 1; Bromley 2 Woking 0; Chester FC 1 Boreham Wood 2;
Dag & Red 0 Wrexham 1; Dover 1 Maidenhead Utd 1; Eastleigh 3 Gateshead 2;
Ebbsfleet United 3 Barrow 2; FC Halifax
1 Torquay 1; Guiseley 4 Solihull Moors 2;
Hartlepool 1 Sutton Utd 1; Leyton Orient
0 Macclesfield 1. Leading Positions: 1
Macclesfield P 16 pts 32, 2 Dover (16-29),
3 Wrexham (16-29), 4 Woking (16-28), 5
Sutton Utd (16-28), 6 Bromley (16-27).
Pedro Caixinha is set to have talks
with Rangers chairman Dave King
Caixinha on brink
after disastrous
semi-final defeat
By Stephen Halliday
Pedro Caixinha’s position as
Rangers manager is under
increasing pressure after his team
suffered a first League Cup defeat
against Motherwell for 58 years.
Louis Moult’s double secured a
stirring semi-final victory for the
Fir Park club who will return to
Hampden to face holders Celtic in
the final on 26 November.
It was watched first hand by
Rangers chairman Dave King, the
South Africa-based businessman
understood to be in Scotland for a
pre-planned series of meetings.
They are likely to include
discussions with Caixinha over
the level of progress made on
the pitch since the Portuguese
coach replaced Mark Warburton
Maybe I had created a lot
of expectation and a lot of
anxiety. Collectively, it was a
very poor performance
in March. Caixinha, sent
to the stand along with his
Motherwell counterpart Stephen
Robinson during the match as
he complained about a series
of decisions by referee Steven
McLean, cut a more subdued and
even contrite figure afterwards.
“I need to assume all the
responsibility for our team
because of the way the team
presented themselves today,” said
Caixinha. “They were a shade of
the team they needed to be.
“Maybe I had created a lot of
expectation and a lot of anxiety,
I am a little bit like that. We
have players who weren’t at
their levels, I can’t say why they
weren’t. Collectively, it was a very
poor performance.
“It’s up to me. I’m the one who
needs to lead them in the right
direction. I told the boys at halftime, there was only one team on
the pitch that looks like they are
there to win the match.
“We were not doing what we
needed to do and that’s the only
thing I’m asking.
“I assume all responsibility and
maybe I didn’t prepare them so
good in that direction.”
HUDDERSFIELD 2-1 MANCHESTER UNITED
United’s lack of
fight reveals to
Mourinho the
scale of his task
Moyes, they came from behind to win
just four league games.
Back in August, when Manchester
Under Louis van Gaal, they
United were leading the newmanaged it twice – once in the
born Premier League table
Manchester derby. In 47
after a pair of 4-0 wins,
league games under Jose
Jose Mourinho said he
Mourinho, it is a trick
would like to see his
Manchester United
team fall behind, just
have treated their supYears since
to assess how they
porters to just once,
Huddersfield’s
would cope with it.
at home to Middleslast
victory
over
Two months on,
brough in December.
Manchester United
with the rain blowing
In the small, neat
horizontally and the
press room at the John
Yorkshire crowd baying
Smith’s Stadium, the
at every Huddersfield tackle
word Mourinho kept comand interception, the Maning out with was “attitude”.
chester United manager
It was the worst he had
had his answer. The 2-1
ever known in his time
defeat that left United
at Manchester United.
five points behind
He had seen more
Times under Jose
Manchester City
desire in the endless,
Mourinho that
suggests they do not
tedious friendlies with
United
have
fought
cope very well.
which United pepper
back to win from a
Winning a game
their summer.
losing position
from a losing position
Perhaps the word
was one of the great hallMourinho might have
marks of the teams Sir Alex
used was “resilience”. Once
Ferguson created, immorPhil Jones came off injured
talised in the two stopto be replaced by Victor
page-time goals that
Lindelof, a footballer
snatched the Europefor whom the word
an Cup in Barcelona
“hapless” might have
Kilometres run by
as it was being taken
been coined, United
Town midfielder
down to the side of
appeared to have little
Aaron Mooy – the
the pitch with Bayern
idea how to cope with
most
of
any
player
Munich’s colours on it.
the sheer aggression
on the pitch
It is a tradition that
of Huddersfield.
has become increasingly
Thomas Ince, who was
stale as one by one Ferguat the heart of the Terriers’
son’s players took their leave of
midfield, remarked: “When you
Old Trafford. In the three-quarters look at United, they are obviously a
of a season United allowed David top-quality side but they don’t play
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13.04
Aaron Mooy
(No 10) scores
the goal that set
Huddersfield
on course
for a famous
win. Laurent
Depoitre
made it 2-0
before Marcus
Rashford
pulled one
back for
United in the
78th minute
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CHELSEA 4-2 WATFORD
Cold-blooded Conte averts
a Chelsea crisis... for now
By Jonathan Liew
Turning points, most of the time,
become evident only in hindsight.
Nobody who saw Chelsea’s 3-0
defeat by Arsenal early last season
would have suspected that
a simple half-time tactical
switch – from four at the
back to three – would be the
catalyst that drove Antonio
Conte’s side to the title.
And after an hour of
Chelsea’s game on Saturday,
with the home side 2-1 down
and Watford rampant, very
few would have suspected
that Chelsea’s fortunes were
about to take a turn for the better.
Watford were carving Chelsea open
at will. Richarlison had missed two
glorious chances that would have
put Watford 4-1 up. Chelsea’s
players were bawling at each other
like schoolchildren.
The mood in the stands
was not quite mutiny,
more a sort of blind, highpitched panic. Conte (left),
normally so animated and
demonstrative, simply paced
up and down his technical
area a little sadly: not waving,
and not far from drowning.
The dam, it felt, was about
to burst. “When you see your
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MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 BURNLEY
Competition turns to
goals for prolific City
with the same fluidity as your Spurs
or Manchester City.
“They build up the game quite
slowly, they like to get the ball out
wide and we felt that, if we could win
the ball back and try to exploit the
space in behind – the space the fullbacks leave because they go so high
– we could have an advantage.
“Of course, it was a shock to the
system for them because they came
here expecting to win but we are
happy with a great day for the town.”
Thomas’s father, Paul, celebrated
his 50th birthday on Saturday and
the United side with which Ince won
the Double in 1994, the team of Keane,
Cantona, Robson and Kanchelskis,
would have responded to a two-goal are no guarantee against relegation.
deficit against a newly promoted Within a month of their last victory
team with rather more force.
against them in March 1952, United
When asked how he
were champions and Hudwould celebrate, the Huddersfield were down. This,
When you however, was a demonstradersfield manager, David
Wagner, said it would be look at United, tion of how to play against
with a glass of cola – he does they’re clearly Mourinho’s men.
not, as a rule, drink alcohol, a top-quality
“We wanted to make it
which is one of the differ- side but they
uncomfortable for them,”
ences between him and his
Wagner said. “We wanted
good friend Jürgen Klopp. don’t play
to make it an ugly game. We
He will take his weary with the same are not able to play technifluidity
as
team to Anfield on Saturcal football with them, they
day which should be some- Spurs or City have the better players, but
thing for the aficionados of
with togetherness and attigegenpressing. He knows
tude you can create somethat wins against Manchester United thing. We did that.” THE INDEPENDENT
team suffering,” Conte explained
afterwards, “it is not simple. But you
must be cold to try to find the right
way to help your team.”
But this is not 2015-16, Conte is
not Jose Mourinho, and the
dam did not burst. Conte
was cold. He took off
the underperforming
Marcos Alonso, brought
on Michy Batshuayi
and Willian, and was
rewarded with three
late goals. Chelsea took
Watford’s fourth place in
the table and kept up the
pressure on the Manchester clubs
and Tottenham. Crisis averted. For
now, at any rate.
“The performance was not great,
no sugar-coating that,” admitted
Gary Cahill (above). “But the three
points was all that mattered. On
to the next one, and build a bit of
momentum that way. When you get
a few back-to-back wins, you will see
how everything lifts.”
And yet it is hard to see Chelsea
going on that winning run without
addressing some of their underlying
issues. Seven goals conceded
in a week – following the 2-1
defeat by Crystal Palace
and the 3-3 draw with
Roma – is not exactly the
stuff of champions. Too
many of their players
are not playing at their
peak. Cahill, arguably,
is one of them. Cesar
Azpilicueta is another. Cesc
Fabregas and Tiémoué Bakayoko
are still one N’Golo Kanté short of a
solid midfield.
Chelsea are badly in need of some
of the back-to-basics defensive
drilling that so dramatically turned
their season around a year ago,
but with the Champions League
packing their schedule, it is hard
to see where the time for that will
come from. “We are not on the
training pitch as much because of
that,” Cahill admitted. “Last season,
naturally you feel fresh going into
games. But you can’t say you can’t
win the league because of that.
We won the league two years ago
playing Champions League football.”
Cahill did, however, proffer
an explanation for Chelsea’s
uncharacteristically leaky defence.
“Against Roma I felt the work-rate
was there, but the intensity was
slightly off,” he said. “Last year, we
were closing down all the way and
rushing decisions from opponents.
Collectively, we were doing things
better last season. The shape
worked so well because everyone
has to do their job.”
Read between the lines, therefore,
and we can surmise that Cahill does
not think everybody is doing their
job this season. THE INDEPENDENT
John Stones believes Manchester
City’s free-scoring attack is being
fuelled by the competition for
places among forwards.
City opened up a five-point lead
at the top of the Premier League
on Saturday with a 3-0 win over
Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.
It was not an emphatic victory
in the manner of recent successes
against Liverpool, Watford,
Crystal Palace and Stoke but it
was a professional performance
nonetheless in which City again
showed their cutting edge.
City have now
scored 42 goals
in 13 games in
all competitions
this season and
equalled a club
record by winning
their past 11 games
in succession.
Centre-back
Stones (right)
said: “The
strikers are on
form now. The competition in
training is making them want to be
better and score more goals. When
they are on the pitch, they have got
to take their chances and that is
what they are doing.
“Burnley are a well-organised
team, good defensively. Coming
after the Napoli game, it was never
an easy match. To score three
against them and keep a clean
sheet is massive for us.”
City were made to work hard by
the Clarets. Their breakthrough
came after 30 minutes with
the award of a penalty.
Bernardo Silva was
adjudged to have been fouled
by goalkeeper Nick Pope.
Sergio Agüero struck from
the spot to equal the
club’s goalscoring
record of 177.
Nicolás Otamendi
and the impressive
Leroy Sané wrapped
up victory in the
latter stages.
NEWCASTLE 1-0 C PALACE
SWANSEA 1-2 LEICESTER
Match-winner Mikel Merino has
hailed his Newcastle team-mates’
fighting spirit after their latest
Premier League victory.
The 21-year-old Spaniard headed
the Magpies into the top six – for
one day anyway – when they beat
Crystal Palace 1-0.
They have collected 14 points
from their first nine league games
and have made a promising start
since returning to the top flight.
“It wasn’t the perfect game to
watch for the fans, but we know
they appreciate our effort and the
way that we run, we fight together
and at the end, we had our three
points,” said Merino.
Leicester captain
Wes Morgan
praised caretaker
manager Michael
Appleton (left)
for his role in
Leicester’s first
league win since August.
Leicester responded to the
midweek sacking of Craig
Shakespeare by beating Swansea
2-1. “Michael told us to ignore all
the antics off the field and just
focus on the game,” Morgan said.
A Federico Fernandez own goal
and Shinji Okazaki’s fifth goal of the
season put Leicester on top before
Alfie Mawson replied for Swansea.
SO’TON 1-0 WEST BROM
STOKE 1-2 BOURNEMOUTH
Merino: Fans can Appleton urges
see that we are
players to focus
up for the fight
on task at hand
Boufal: Best is
still to come
Shawcross
hails Hughes
Sofiane Boufal has vowed to build
on his wonder goal against West
Brom and cement a place in the
Southampton team. The Moroccan
(below) has been mainly used as
a substitute this season, but he
made the most of his latest cameo,
dribbling from inside his own half
to score the winner. “I hope the
best is still to come
[and] this goal will
help me for the
future with Southampton,” he said.
Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has
delivered an endorsement of Mark
Hughes after the 2-1 home defeat
to Bournemouth left the Potters in
the relegation zone. “The manager
is absolutely brilliant,” Shawcross
said. “It was the players’ fault.”
Bournemouth struck twice in 133
seconds in the first period when
Andrew Surman’s 16th-minute goal
was followed by a Junior Stanislas
penalty. Mame Diouf pulled one
back for Stoke after the break but
that was the end of the scoring.
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Clinical Spurs
leave Klopp
searching
for answers
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Kane 4, 56; Son 12, Alli 45
4
LIVERPOOL
Salah 24
1
Tottenham Hotspur
Lloris
Alderweireld Sanchez Vertonghen
By Miguel Delaney
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
On a day of so many Tottenham
Hotspur goals, there were two images that illustrated Liverpool’s
troubles. One was the look of bewilderment on Dejan Lovren’s face. The
second was the main cause of that
look: a player in white running very
fast – and uncontested – at the hapless Simon Mignolet’s goal. It didn’t
really matter which player in white,
because there was so many, and it
happened so often.
Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, was left with no option but to
haul Lovren off after half an hour, but
he still had no answer to the thrashing Spurs were handing out, something that should now raise a lot of
questions for the German. Liverpool
were just blown away.
Klopp offered no excuses. “It is difficult to talk about because I do not
want to create headlines which don’t
help us,” he said. “Today it was just
defending in all parts. Everything
that happened today was so obvious... you cannot get results with
performances like today.
“We have to prove we are better
defenders than we are today. The
only way to fix it is to stay strong. The
first goal would not happen if I am on
the pitch, in my trainers.”
While the Lovren situation personified the German’s main problems and the ongoing chaos at the
core of that defence that has undone
all of the progress he has made and
has left them without a Premier
League win in a month, the nature
of Spurs’ attacking reflected eve-
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Kane
Salah
Firmino Coutinho
Can
Henderson Milner
Moreno
Lovren
Matip
Gomez
Mignolet
Liverpool
Subs: Tottenham Sissoko (Son, 69), Dier (Eriksen, 81),
Llorente (Kane, 88); Liverpool Oxlade-Chamberlain
(Lovren, 31), Sturridge (Firmino, 83), Grujic (Can, 83).
Booked: Tottenham None; Liverpool Can.
Man of the Match Kane. Rating 8/10.
Possession: Tottenham 36% Liverpool 64%.
Attempts on target: Tottenham 6 Liverpool 7.
Referee A Marriner (West Midlands).
Attendance 80,827.
rything they’re doing right. It was
fitting that Kane scored after four
minutes, because that was also the
story of the game; Liverpool just
couldn’t live with Spurs’ speed,
which continued to pick up pace.
The qualities of each goal also
further emphasised the extent of
Spurs’ evolution, just how impressive Mauricio Pochettino has developed and improved them.
Kane’s first had already displayed
his supreme alertness as he took
advantage of the mess between poor
Lovren and Mignolet to skip around
the goalkeeper and finish a difficult
MOTOGP
Marquez closes in on
title after latest win
Marc Marquez moved a major
step closer to clinching a fourth
MotoGP title by winning a gripping
Australian Grand Prix at Phillip
Island. The 24-year-old three-time
champion pulled 33 points clear in
this season’s standings with two
races remaining after edging in front
to take an thrilling race. Valentino
Rossi took second place, just 1.799
seconds back, and the Italian’s
Movistar Yamaha team-mate
Maverick Vinales finished third.
Son Heungmin scores
Spurs’
second while
(left) Diego
Maradona is
introduced
to the crowd
at half-time
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chance, but the second displayed
so much else. That it came from a
Liverpool corner was symbolic too,
as Hugo Lloris – responsible for one
brilliant save from Philippe Coutinho – plucked the ball into the air, and
powered it at Kane on the right wing.
Opportunity presented itself
when Lovren embarrassed himself
again, this time missing a header.
What happened next was that Kane
rampaged up the right, squared for
Son Heung-Min, who fired past Mignolet for Spurs’ second goal.
The most galling aspect for Liverpool was that this was what Klopp
FOOTBALL
Farke delight at ‘special’ derby win
James Maddison netted the winner
as Norwich beat arch-rivals Ipswich
1-0 in the East Anglian derby at
Portman Road.
Maddison’s fine curled effort in
the 59th minute ensured bragging
rights for the Canaries, who
remain unbeaten in derby matches
since 2009.
The hosts were left to rue missed
chances in the first half, after Jonas
Knudsen hit the woodwork in the
opening five minutes and David
McGoldrick headed over from
close range. But it was an assured
performance from the visitors in
manager Daniel Farke’s first East
Anglian derby and the win moved
Norwich into the Championship
play-off places. The German said: “It
is the sweetest win we have had so
far this season, it’s really special. We
totally deserved to win this game.”
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy
said: “I thought we were the
better team in the first half. We
had the better chances, but didn’t
take them.”
James Maddison’s strike earned
Norwich a derby win over Ipswich
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P
Man City
9
Man Utd
9
Tottenham 9
Chelsea
9
Arsenal
9
Watford
9
Newcastle
9
Burnley
9
Liverpool
9
Southampton9
Huddersfield 9
Brighton
9
West Brom 9
Leicester
9
Swansea
9
West Ham
9
Stoke
9
Everton
9
B’mouth
9
C Palace
9
W
8
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
D
1
2
2
1
1
3
2
4
4
3
3
2
4
3
2
2
2
2
1
0
L
0
1
1
3
3
2
3
2
2
3
3
4
3
4
5
5
5
5
6
8
F
32
22
19
17
17
15
10
8
14
8
7
9
7
12
6
8
10
7
6
2
A
4
4
6
10
12
17
8
9
16
9
10
10
10
14
10
17
20
18
13
19
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25
20
20
16
16
15
14
13
13
12
12
11
10
9
8
8
8
8
7
3
The quality of Kane’s first
goal displayed supreme
alertness, but the second
displayed so much else
As it was, any sense of revival was
fleeting. Liverpool just couldn’t live
with the force of the Spurs midfield
and it wasn’t long before they were
celebrating again. The game was
effectively finished as a contest on
half-time, as Dele Alli crane-kicked a
volley into the back of Mignolet’s net.
It was a procession, albeit one
with Spurs players running ferociously fast. Kane claimed the fourth
goal that turned a win into a proper
thrashing, firing past Mignolet after
another set-piece.
Pochettino, who met his compatriot, Diego Maradona with Kane before
the match, said his striker would
probably be rested for this week’s
League Cup tie against West Ham.
“He’s a little bit tired. It will not be
a problem,” Pochettino said. “Maybe,
was supposed to be doing for them – yes [I rest him]. We have many games
and on double the budget. It’s
ahead, Wednesday and then
instead impossible not to
Man United [at Old Trafconclude that they have
ford on Saturday]. It’s
taken a fair few backimportant to know he
ward steps.
played two games in
The decision to put
the national team beGoals Harry Kane
Lovren out of his misfore Bournemouth.
has scored for
ery after half-hour did
He’s
not a machine, so
Tottenham and
have some positive
he needs to rest.”
England in 2017
effect on Liverpool as
Liverpool and Klopp,
Mohamed Salah brought
meanwhile, need to take
them back into the game,
a long look at themselves.
the Egypt international scuffThis game provided some iming his finish past Lloris, after a bril- ages that can no longer be avoided.
liant pass from Jordan Henderson.
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sack after Arsenal run riot
EVERTON
Rooney 12, Niasse 90
2
ARSENAL
Monreal 40, Özil 53, Lacazette 74,
Ramsey 90, Sanchez 90
5
By Simon Hughes
Everton
Pickford
Keane
AT GOODISON PARK
Same teams, same end of the
ground, same weekend of the year,
same magnificent technique; a very
different result.
It had been almost 15 years to the
day that Wayne Rooney sent a shot
racing past David Seaman, a goalkeeper more than twice his age, to
become the most famous teenager
in England, to end Arsenal’s 30game unbeaten run in the Premier
League, to win the game for Everton.
The stage was set here when
Rooney, 32 tomorrow, released a
similar shot past Petr Cech. This
time, however, he was opening the
scoring rather than concluding it in
stoppage time as he did back then.
Instead, there was still 72 minutes
left to play and that left Arsenal with
the necessary time to regain the
composure they had started with.
Ultimately, this would be too much
for an Everton team now in the relegation zone and struggling desperately under Ronald Koeman.
It would be tempting to make
concessions for Koeman because
Everton were still just about in with
a chance of getting something when
Jagielka Williams
Gueye
Kenny Sigurdsson
Rooney
Vlasic
Baines
Calvert-Lewin
Lacazette
Kolasinac
Sanchez
Özil
Xhaka
Ramsey
Bellerin
Monreal Mertesacker Koscielny
Cech
Arsenal
Subs: Everton Davies (Williams, 45), Lookman
(Rooney, 74), Niasse (Calvert-Lewis, 29); Arsenal
Wilshere (Lacazette, 77), Coquelin (Özil, 82).
Booked: Everton Williams, Gueye; Arsenal Koscielny.
Sent-off: Everton Gueye
Man of the Match Sanchez. Rating 8/10.
Possession: Everton 33% Arsenal 67%.
Attempts on target: Everton 3 Arsenal 14.
Referee C Pawson (South Yorkshire).
Attendance 39,189.
the scoreline was 2-1 to Arsenal and
22 players remained on the pitch.
That was before Idrissa Gueye got
himself sent off for the type of chal-
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Garcia continues
home domination
Sergio Garcia, the tournament
host, made a successful, if belated,
title defence in the Andalucia
Valderrama Masters to claim a
sixth victory on home soil. Masters
champion Garcia, who won the last
staging of the event in 2011, carded
a closing 67 to finish 12 under par, a
shot ahead of Holland’s Joost Luiten.
England’s Daniel Brooks was four
strokes back in third, a result good
enough to secure his European Tour
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Pliskova and Muguruza off to flyer
Karolina Pliskova and Garbine
Muguruza both made winning
starts to the WTA Finals in
Singapore yesterday.
Pliskova (right)
needed just 72 minutes
to beat Venus Williams
6-2, 6-2 in the opening
match in the White
Group, with Muguruza
later beating Jelena
Ostapenko 6-3, 6-4.
Pliskova said: “Maybe the
score looks a little easier than it was.
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It was very tough. There are no easy
matches here in Singapore”
Wimbledon champion
Muguruza was also pleased
to get her title bid off to
a winning start with
victory over French Open
winner Ostapenko, the
youngest player in the
eight-woman field.
Muguruza said: “I
was fighting very well and
my shots were there in the
important moments.”
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Ashworth’s position
at FA is ‘untenable’
Dan Ashworth’s position as technical
director of the Football Association
is “untenable”, according to former
FA board member Dame Heather
Rabbatts. Ashworth appeared
at a parliamentary inquiry on
Wednesday over the FA’s handling
of discrimination claims against
ex-England women manager Mark
Sampson. “I think his position is
untenable,” Rabbatts said. “Sampson
and Eni Aluko all happened under
his watch.”
lenge that happens when a midfield
is told to snap into challenges. To
offer concessions, perhaps, would
be to ignore Koeman’s instructions
to unsettle Arsenal.
Koeman revealed his side would
play this way after their defeat by
Lyon. There is little any opponent
can do, though, when Arsenal mesmerise as they did in patches. On
four occasions in the opening eight
minutes, there were moments of
attacking promise.
But Everton’s opener came from
the sort of careless defensive play
that has become Arsenal’s hallmark.
It resulted in Granit Xhaka taking
far too much time in possession in
Everton’s opener came
from the sort of careless
defensive play that has
become Arsenal’s hallmark
a dangerous area and Gueye hunting him down. From there, Rooney’s
finish was stunning, disguising the
direction of a curling 25-yard shot.
Arsenal are so frustrating to
watch. They were guilty of trying
to score the perfect goal. The irony
then, when their equaliser came
through a long-range shot from
Xhaka. It was as if the Swiss midfielder had become bored of the neat
interchanges taking place between
those in front of him, deciding it was
time to lash something at Pickford,
whose defenders did not react to his
save and from there, Nacho Monreal
imposed the maximum punishment.
Williams’s keenness to show his
aggression meant he was on a booking and therefore vulnerable to a
red card. If Koeman had guarded
against a Williams dismissal he had
not with Gueye who was similarly on
a booking from the first half. Gueye
was ordered off after he clattered
into Xhaka. With the extra man, Arsenal were irresistible again – and
further goals from Lacazette, Ramsey and Sanchez settled matters.
This was potentially always going
to be a predictable story to write:
one where Everton’s promises to go
big on tackles would highlight Arsenal’s brittleness again, or one where
Koeman would move one step closer
to the sack. In the end, perhaps it
proved to be both. THE INDEPENDENT
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Plagued by calls for him to be sacked
by home supporters inside Goodison Park, Ronald Koeman yesterday vowed to continue as Everton
manager following the crushing 5-2
defeat to Arsenal.
The result means Everton fall
into the Premier League’s relegation zone, nine games into a season
where the summer’s record transfer
spending was supposed to propel
the club closer to the Champions League places.
Koeman (right) recognises he
is on the brink of being sacked.
If results do not improve in the
next two weeks, it is difficult
to see him lasting beyond
the international break.
Everton host Chelsea
in the Carabao Cup on
Wednesday before trips
to Leicester and Lyon. Watford then
come to Merseyside on 5 November.
“If you start to think negative
then maybe there is no solution. I
am not like that,” Koeman said.
“The rumours in the newspapers are normal. The team
is underperforming. The team
is in a difficult situation. Mentally, our confidence is struggling. That’s what we need to
change. I think I can still make
the change but everyone knows how
it can change in football.”
Koeman speaks to members of
Everton’s board after every game
and last night would be no different.
He was asked whether he could identify positives from the loss to Arsenal
but, replied curtly: “I don’t talk about
positives because the final result is a
5-2 defeat at home.” THE INDEPENDENT
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