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MONDAY
30 OCTOBER 2017
Number 2,163
News.co.uk
May calls
l ffor
crackdown
on abusive
MPs
» Prime Minister vows to reform ‘toothless’
disciplinary procedures in Westminster
» Minister faces inquiry after admitting
sending secretary to buy sex toys
» Abbott describes enduring decades
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of ‘micro-sexual aggression’
Ian Birrell
Shadows of
Civil War loom
over Catalonia
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Hope blossoms in Baghdad
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SCIENCE
TECHNOLOGY
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Secrets of lost
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NATURE
RON JONES, POPPY SELLER
Octopuses leg it
along Welsh beach
Siobhán Norton
Beachgoers were surprised to find a
large group of octopuses slithering
along the sands in Wales. Up to 25 of
the creatures were spotted crawling
along Cardigan Bay, Ceredigon, in a
rare phenomenon. Curled octopuses
are usually very shy and tend to stay
in deep water. They may have been
washed ashore by stormy weather.
Finally, sexual
harassment is no
laughing matter
TELEVISION
‘Corrie’ actor is fired
over sex claim
ITV has dropped a Coronation
Street actor after he was accused
of sexually assaulting a woman in a
nightclub. Bruno Langley had played
the soap’s first openly gay character,
Todd Grimshaw, since 2001. The
nature of the allegations is unknown.
Mr Langley said yesterday that he
would not be returning to the show.
UNITED STATES
Obama called up
for jury service
Who’s this spreading flower power?
This is Ron Jones, a Second World
War veteran who survived the
Nazi concentration camp at
Auschwitz and is now selling
poppies for the Royal British
Legion at the age of 100. Mr Jones,
who reached his centenary on 30
April, volunteers for up to six
hours a day at a supermarket in
Newport, south Wales.
Surely, he’s earned a bit of time off.
The grandfather of two, who lives
in the Newport suburb of Bassaleg,
has been collecting for the Poppy
Appeal since 1981 and is keen to
continue supporting the legion. “I
go down to Tesco every year for a
fortnight, practically every day,” Mr
Jones said. “We help dependents
and help the boys coming back from
Afghanistan,” he said. “If they need
help, I’m there.”
What was his own war experience?
Mr Jones was called up to fight
in 1940 and served as a LanceCorporal in 1st Battalion Welch
Regiment in the Middle East. He
was captured in Benghazi in 1942
and, after nine months in Italy, was
transferred to forced labour camp
E715, which was part of Auschwitz.
After two years of being held in
internment, he was forced to join
the “death march” of prisoners
across Europe in 1945.
And he made it back to Britain?
Just. The soldier was freed by US
troops and when he finally returned
home to Newport and his wife Gladys
in May 1945, he weighed just seven
stone. Mr Jones worked at the city’s
docks until his retirement in 1980.
Will he ever give up volunteering?
Absolutely not. Mr Jones, who became
a widower in 2005, said that he has
even become “a bit of a celebrity” in
the area, with customers seeking him
out every year. He reckons that he has
collected as much as £15,000 for the
Poppy Appeal in some years, but he
typically collects between £9,000 and
£10,000 with his team.
Katie Grant
Barack Obama has been called for
jury duty in his home state of Illinois.
Tim Evans, the chief judge of Cook
County, said the safety of the former
president, who is registered to vote
in Chicago, would be “uppermost
in our minds” when he serves next
month. Mr Obama will be paid $17.20
(£13.10) for each day of service.
GERMANY
Man shot son playing
cowboys and Indians
A father who shot his 13-year-old son
in the leg told police he was playing
“cowboys and Indians” with him and
did not know his air gun was loaded.
Officers called to a hospital in
Dortmund said the father, who was
crying and drunk, explained that he
and his son watched a Western film
before playing the game.
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Letter from the
Assistant Editor
i@inews.co.uk
Tough crowd, eh Michael? Mr
Gove, usually one to easily master
a witticism, saw his joke fall flat
at Wigmore Hall at the weekend
during a special recording of BBC
Radio 4’s Today programme.
A good joke is all about timing,
of course. And it seems, as James
Corden learnt, that Harvey
Weinstein is still off limits.
Gove quipped that going into
the studio with John Humphrys
was “a bit like going into Harvey
Weinstein’s bedroom”. Neil
Kinnock laughed. As did John
Humphrys. Some of the audience
members laughed. Others sat
stony-faced. And the backlash
came swiftly, with Labour MP
Stella Creasy calling it “crass” and
Lib Dem Jo Swinson berating him
for “trivialising sexual assault”.
Mr Gove has since apologised,
but the timing got a lot worse
as revelations of harassment of
women in Westminster seeped
out over the weekend.
It isn’t much surprise to see that
an old boys’ club culture persists.
Yesterday, Diane Abbott told
Andrew Marr that in the 1980s
Tory MPs used to mime weighing
breasts when women stood to
speak. She says that things have
since improved, although there is
still “a long way to go”.
Clearly. One misguided
joke sums up attitudes in
Westminster: there are many who
still view claims of assault and
harassment as somewhat trivial.
Was there a cover-up? Perhaps
none of the alleged incidents
were even considered serious
enough to be covered up. We have
all brushed off lewd language or
sexist jibes as “banter”, or batted
away roving hands with a sigh.
But this is no laughing matter.
And finally the culture is changing.
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NEWS
PEOPLE
Family moves Iraq War scientist’s body after ‘desecration’
By Daniel Kraemer
The body of Dr David Kelly, the
Iraq weapons inspector who took
his own life in 2003, has been dug up
and moved by his family after
conspiracy theorists threatened to
exhume his remains.
The decision was prompted by the
discovery of a placard put near the
grave by campaigners who believe
Dr Kelly’s death – after he was outed
as the source of a BBC story that
claimed a government dossier on
Iraq was “sexed up” in the build-up
to invasion – was not suicide.
Sources close to the Kelly family
told The Sunday Times that the
Justice for Kelly group had held
vigils and placed placards next to the
grave calling for an inquest into the
death. According to the source, the
scientist’s widow, Janice Kelly, “hated Dr David Kelly, a weapons expert, took
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asked the police to get them to stop”.
Gerrard Jonas, one of 11 members of
the Justice for Kelly group, said the
body was removed in July. “They dug
it up overnight,” he added. “It was
all done in haste. What looked like
pieces of the coffin were left behind.”
The family reportedly had his
remains cremated and moved
away from the grave in Longworth,
Oxfordshire, where he was buried not
far from where his body was found.
After a row between Tony Blair’s
spin doctor, Alastair Campbell, and
the BBC over the accuracy of the
report on the dossier, Dr Kelly was
outed as the source and reprimanded
by his bosses.
His death led to the Hutton
inquiry, which concluded that he
had killed himself, having slit his
wrists and taken 29 painkillers. Lord
Hutton’s report led to resignations at
the BBC, but there was no inquest.
WELFARE
‘U-turn planned’
over universal
credit wait time
By Ashley Cowburn
Ministers are reportedly preparing
for a major U-turn on universal
credit in the Budget by reducing the
controversial six-week wait to four
for the first payment to claimants.
It comes after weeks of sustained
pressure on Downing Street from
Conservative backbenchers, the
Labour Party and charities warning
the Government’s flagship welfare
programme – the rollout of which
is due to be accelerated – is pushing
recipients into poverty, arrears and a
reliance on food banks.
The main anxiety among MPs and
charities focuses on the six-week
wait claimants are forced to endure
before receiving their first payment
under the new regime. The Sunday
Telegraph claimed the Government
has already resolved to reduce the
waiting period by seven days and
officials are now working on plans to
reduce the initial wait further.
A recent poll found that
three-quarters of British
people want the Government
to take action to cut the time
people are waiting to receive their
first payment.
Philip Hammond is expected to make
an announcement in the Budget AFP
Chancellor Philip Hammond is
expected to make the announcement
in the Budget, scheduled for 22
November. A spokesman said: “The
Government remains determined to
ensure that people joining universal
credit don’t face hardship which
is why we recently announced
significant improvements to the
system of advance payments that
people can get as soon as they get into
the system.”
Frank Field, the Labour MP
who chairs the Work and Pensions
Committee, added: “Tory MPs
have said that they are expectant
that it will be in the Budget. If I was
the Government that’s certainly a
sensible thing to do.”
Last week, Mr Field’s committee
demanded the Government cut the
wait for claimants to a month.
THE INDEPENDENT
POLITICS
Public spending
‘still at 2008 level
despite deep cuts’
spending to pre-crisis levels. It said
the plan of the Chancellor, Philip
Hammond, to abolish the deficit by
the mid-2020s is “no longer sensible”.
With the Budget due next month,
the IFS said the target looked
By Joe Watts
“increasingly unlikely” in
the light of a worsening
economic outlook.
Public spending is no
The IFS’s analysis
lower as a share of
appears in its prenational income than
Public spending as
Budget report
it was at the beginning
a share of national
published today. Public
of austerity in 2008,
income has
spending has steadily
according to a leading
fluctuated around
increased from 12 per
think-tank.
this figure since the
cent of GDP in 1900 to 40
The Institute for Fiscal
mid-1960s
per cent in the mid-1960s,
Studies (IFS) said deep
and has fluctuated around 40
cuts that have left the NHS,
schools and prisons in a “fragile per cent since then.
state” have merely returned public THE INDEPENDENT
40%
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REACTION
Madrid warns
Puigdemont
he may be
arrested
By Alasdair Fotheringham
Pro-unity
supporters
in Barcelona
yesterday
REUTERS
Huge rally in Barcelona sends signal
that independence is not the solution
By Alasdair Fotheringham
IN BARCELONA
Hundreds of thousands of people
flooded into the streets of Barcelona
yesterday in a rally in favour of the
region remaining in Spain, just two
days after the Catalan regional parliament made a unilateral declaration of independence.
As at the last pro-unity rally in
the Catalan capital three weeks ago,
estimates on the number of demonstrators varied wildly. The organising association, the Societat Civil
Catalana, put the turnout at well
over a million, while local authorities
estimated 300,000.
But as on the 8 October march, the
dense crowds, waving both Catalan
and Spanish flags, were enough to fill
several of Barcelona’s broad central
thoroughfares to bursting for more
than three hours yesterday.
“It’s a stop-gap solution,” one
middle-aged protestor said, although she advocated harsh
measures for the more radical nationalists. “They should all be sent
off to work camps,” she insisted,
“somewhere like Galicia” – where
wildfires have devastated part of
the countryside – “and things need
putting to rights.”
There were repeated cries of
“Puigdemont, a prisión” (Puigdemont, the former Catalan president,
to prison).
“The nationalist politicians just
aren’t thinking about the whole of
Catalonia, or realising that we don’t
all want independence,” Javier, a
Chants, cheers and jokes
A popular chant for the crowd at the
pro-unity rally in Barcelona was
“155 – the party’s over”, a reference
to article 155 of the Spanish
constitution, which has permitted
Madrid to impose direct rule.
The mood was generally goodhumoured, with Spanish and
Guardia Civil police helicopters
cheered when they passed overhead.
On its website, El País newspaper
showed an elderly man, carrying
a Catalan independence flag, who
had somehow joined the march,
receiving handshakes from a group
of pro-unity supporters, while
another shouted: “If you have such
big balls, you must be Spanish.”
long-standing resident of the region,
said during the march.
“Not everything they are telling
us is lies, but the solution is not in
breaking away from Spain.
“I think the Catalan question is
something that all of Spain has to
have a say about, not just the Catalans. It’s one of the worse crises
Spain’s ever had to face.”
A few hundred demonstrators
later moved into the square in front
of the regional government building,
where pro-secession supporters had
massed after independence was declared on Friday. Although the demonstration was initially peaceful, if
rowdy, there were some scuffles in
the square. THE INDEPENDENT
Ian Birrell, page 15
Two senior Spanish government
officials have declared that the ousted
Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont,
could run for re-election in the poll
21 December despite having been
sacked on Friday. However, the
foreign minister Alfonso Dastis
(inset) added the important caveat “if
he is not put in jail at that time”.
Spain’s attorney general had
alreadywarnedonFridaythatcharges
of rebellion, which carry a maximum
penalty of 30 years, were being
prepared against Mr Puigdemont.
Yesterday, it was reported that those
accusations may well now be extended
to all those considered responsible for
the crafting of Catalonia’s declaration
of independence.
With the charges possibly due
to be published today, the
Belgian minister for
immigration, Theo
Francken, hinted the
Catalan leader could
be offered asylum.
Mr P uigdemont
has shown no sign
of wanting to leave
Catalonia, however.
M e a n w h i l e , S p a i n’s
former deputy prime minister Oriol
Junqueras insisted yesterday that Mr
Puigdemont remained the region’s
president. “We cannot recognise the
coup d’état against Catalonia, nor any
of the anti-democratic decisions that
[Spanish Prime Minister Mariano
Rajoy’s party] is adopting by remote
control from Madrid,” Mr Junqueras
wrote in a newspaper column.
Verbal fireworks notwithstanding,
today will also reveal if the upper
echelons of the sacked Catalan
government act as if they are still in
control of the region on a practical
level, despite the imposition of direct
rule. On Friday, one senior lawmaker,
Josep Rull, said defiantly: “My
intention on Monday is to come back,
not as a councillor for the regional
government, but as a minister for the
new Catalan republic.”
THE INDEPENDENT
POLITICS
SCOTLAND
Tory MPs’ fury at plan to
ease prisoner voting ban
Home abortion pill ‘irresponsible’
By Gavin Cordon
Theresa May is to risk incurring
the wrath of Conservative MPs
by granting voting rights to some
prisoners, it has been reported.
Prisoners sentenced to less
than a year in jail and who are let
out on day release will be allowed
to return home to vote after the
Justice Secretary, David Lidington,
decided to end the existing total ban,
according to The Sunday Times.
The European Court of Human
Rights has ruled that the ban
breaches prisoners’ human rights.
The former prime minister David
Cameron once said the thought of
prisoners being given the vote made
him feel “physically sick”.
MrLidingtonwasreportedtohave
circulated his proposals to other
ministers last week. Peter Bone, the
Tory MP for Wellingborough, said:
“I’m not in favour of letting prisoners
vote. I find it extraordinary. It’s a
bonkers decision. A lot of MPs will
be concerned about this.”
By Katrine Bussey
Only prisoners jailed for less than
a year and let out on day release
will be allowed to vote PA
A government said: “Our policy on
prisoner voting is well established
– it remains a matter for the UK to
determine, and offenders in prison
cannot vote.”
The Scottish Government could face
a legal challenge over its controversial
decision to allow women to take
abortion pills at home.
While pro-abortion campaigners
welcomed the move, the Society for
the Protection of Unborn Children
Scotland are fiercely opposed and
have been consulting lawyers. John
Deighan, the chief executive, branded
the decision “highly irresponsible”
and claimed ministers may have
“recklessly exceeded their powers”.
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer,
Dr Catherine Calderwood, recently
confirmed that she had written to all
Scottish health boards authorising
use of the drug misoprostol outside a
clinical setting.
Mr Deighan said yesterday:
“We have consulted with senior
lawyers and experts in the field and
we have some immediate concerns
that will be rigorously examined in
the coming days.
“The Scottish Government should
be under no illusions. We will pursue
the matter vigorously. If that means
action through the courts, we will
pursue it as far as necessary.”
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NEWS
PARLIAMENT
MP faces inquiry after admitting
sending assistant to buy sex toys
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
An international trade minister is to
be investigated to establish whether
he broke government rules after he
admitted asking his assistant to buy
sex toys.
Conservative MP Mark Garnier,
whose role at the Department for
International Trade places him at
the heart of efforts to capitalise on
Brexit, faces questions from the
Cabinet Office over whether his conduct broke the ministerial code.
The junior minister faced criticism from Jeremy Hunt after newspaper revelations that Mr Garnier
gave his former secretary Caroline
Edmondson cash to buy two vibrators at a Soho sex shop and referred
to her as “sugar tits”.
Jeremy Hunt told BBC1’s The
Andrew Marr Show that the alleged
conduct was “obviously totally unacceptable”. And in a statement,
the Conservative Party said the
Prime Minister had ordered an “immediate investigation” to see if Mr
Garnier broke the rules governing
ministers’ behaviour.
Whatever the outcome of that investigation, the case adds to mounting allegations of inappropriate
conduct and sexual harassment
within Westminster amid the con-
tinuing fallout from the revelations
concerning the Hollywood mogul
Harvey Weinstein.
Ms Edmondson, who now works
for another MP, said Mr Garnier, a
married father of three, stood outside the shop while she went inside
to buy the vibrators, which he said
were for his wife and a female assistant in his West Midlands office.
Mr Garnier has conceded
that his actions could look
like “dinosaur behaviour”. Ms
Edmondson said yesterday that
she stood by her version of events.
Mr Garnier, 53, a former banker,
appeared to confirm the details. He
told the Mail on Sunday: “I’m not
going to deny it, because I’m not
going to be dishonest. I’m going to
have to take it on the chin.”
The MP said his use of the term
“sugar tits” had been a reference to
its use in TV’s Gavin & Stacey, and
the sex toys incident, which took
place after a Christmas lunch, had
been “good-humoured high jinks”.
He denied that either constituted
sexual harassment and claimed Ms
Edmondson had subsequently fallen
out with him and was “disgruntled”.
Matthew Norman, page 27
SCOTLAND
Robison: Holyrood not ‘immune’ from sexual harassment
By Graeme Murray
Scotland’s Health Secretary has
said she would find it hard to believe
Holyrood would be “immune” from
sexual harassment incidents.
Shona Robison, speaking on the
BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme, called for the matter to
be brought out into the open and
reported to the police or to the parliamentary authorities.
Her remarks followed a report by
Aamer Anwar, a human rights law-
yer, in a newspaper that women at all
levels of the Scottish Parliament had
been subjected to sexual harassment.
Ms Robison said: “There is clearly
a focus at the moment about sexual
harassment in a number of institutions and I would find it hard to be-
lieve that the Scottish Parliament
is immune from that. It’s really important these issues are brought out
and people obviously should report
it to the parliamentary authorities,
to the police possibly, and also if it’s
a party issue, to the political party.”
Mark Garnier
speaking in a
Commons debate
earlier this month
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COVER STORY
May demands
tougher action
over abusive MPs
By Rob Hastings
POLITICS
LABOUR
Corbyn attacks
Diane Abbott finds Gove’s
‘joke’ demeaning to women ‘warped’ culture
By Harriet Line
Joking about sexual harassment is
one of the reasons the issue is not
being dealt with, Diane Abbott, the
shadow Home Secretary, has said.
Her comments came after Michael
Gove, the Environment Secretary,
was forced to apologise for a “clumsy”
attempt at a joke in which he likened
being interviewed by BBC presenter
John Humphrys to “going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom”.
Ms Abbott said she did not find Mr
Gove’s remarks funny, and told the
BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that making light of harassment was undermining and demeaning for women
and Parliament. She also said that
the culture for women in Parliament
had improved since she was elected
in 1987 but that there was “still a long
way to go”.
“You would have sort of microsexual aggression – so women would
get up in the chamber and Tories opposite would do this gesture like they
were weighing their breasts,” Ms Abbott said. “There was harassment,
there were jokes which weren’t that
funny – it was partly to do with the
fact it was a very male environment …
“It was worse – it’s a little bit better
now – but there’s a long way to go.”
Diane Abbott: ‘Things are a little bit
better than in 1987’ JEFF OVERS/BBC/PA
at Westminster
By Gavin Cordon
and Lucinda Cameron
Jeremy Corbyn has called for an
end to the “warped and degrading
culture” at Westminster where the
abuse of women has for too long
gone unchallenged.
The Labour leader said any MPs
who engaged in sexual harassment
must be held accountable for their
actions.
His warning came amid reports
that at least four MPs, including
a government minister, had been
caught up in allegations of sexual
misconduct.
In a keynote speech on Saturday,
Mr Corbyn urged women who have
suffered such treatment to report it
to the relevant authorities, including, if appropriate, the police.
Theresa May has called for abusive MPs to face tough new sanctions to ensure the safety of staff
and colleagues after more allegations emerged of sexual harassment
in Parliament.
The Prime Minister has called
for a “contractually binding grievance procedure” and a cross-party
mediation service to be established
in Westminster.
In a letter asking the Commons
Speaker, John Bercow, for his assistance, Mrs May said: “There is a
suggested disciplinary procedure
provided by Ipsa [the Independent
Parliamentary Standards Authority] as part of the standard contract.
“However, it does not have the required teeth as contractually an MP
does not have to follow the procedure. I do not believe that this situation can be tolerated any longer.”
Mrs May said she hoped stronger
measures would protect vulnerable parliamentary staff and “ensure
that the reputation of Parliament is
not damaged further by allegations
of impropriety”.
The Prime Minister’s letter follows
a report that she receives a regular
briefing on the behaviour of fellow
Conservative MPs – nicknamed the
“ins and outs chat” – by the party’s
Crabb in second sexting scandal
By Daniel Kraemer
The former cabinet minister Stephen
Crabb admitted to sending
sexually explicit messages
to a 19-year-old woman
after he interviewed her
for a job in his office.
Mr Crabb, 44, who
stood against Theresa
May to be leader of the
Conservative Party last
year, was forced to apologise
after being identified in The Sunday
Telegraph. A friend of the woman told
the paper she had seen texts in which
MEDIA
BBC women ‘not focused on harassment’
Sports presenter
suspended
The Radio 4 Today presenter Mishal
Husain is among a number of women
who have challenged reports that female BBC employees have a secret
group to uncover sexual assault.
The Sunday Times reported that
the group has turned its focus to
sexual harassment and this had led
to the conduct of two men at the BBC
being questioned. Ms Husain
(inset) said a group formed
after the revelations about
the BBC’s gender pay gap
“acts as a forum for female colleagues to come
together… and discusses
a wide range of issues, offering support and advice
where necessary. It is wrong
to portray it as being focused on
sexual harassment or targeting individuals.”
Catherine Mayer, cofounder of the Women’s
Equality Party, tweeted
in support of Ms Husain,
saying the story showed
“how problematic it is for
media dominated by male
perspectives to provide accurate coverage”.
A Tory spokesman said
that “any reports of
sexual harassment are deeply
concerning and any unwanted
sexual behaviour is completely
unacceptable in any walk of life,
including politics”.
CONSERVATIVES
BROADCASTING
By Daniel Kraemer
chief whip, Gavin Williamson. Matters raised have included MPs having
affairs, suffering from sex addiction
or using prostitutes, according to
The Sunday Times.
Philip Dunne, a former Tory whip
who is now minister of state for
health, told Sky News: “It was very
clear that anything in the whip’s office stays in the whip’s office.
“There are allegations made
about colleagues from across
parties, of all kinds of things, which
come to the attention of the whips.
Some of them are true and some of
them may not be true... If there are
any allegations of inappropriate
behaviour or illegal behaviour they
get acted upon.”
The Labour MP Liz Kendall told
the BBC yesterday that she knows
victims of sexual harassment or
abuse in her party “who haven’t even
got to the reporting stage because
they were urged not to do it”, for fear
it could harm reputations.
By Molly Fleming
Radio 5 Live presenter
George Riley has been
suspended by the BBC following claims of sexual
harassment, according
to reports.
Riley (inset) was absent
from the coverage of the Wales
the politician “said he wanted to have
sex with her”.
The Pembrokeshire MP admitted
saying “some pretty outrageous things”, but added
that messages were sent
“from both sides”, knowing that “nothing like that
was actually going to happen between us”.
Mr Crabb (inset), a married father of two, resigned
from his position as Secretary
of State for Work and Pensions last
year following similar allegations involving a different woman.
match against Papua New Guinea on
Saturday despite covering previous
Rugby League World Cup events for
the station.
The sports presenter, at Radio
5 Live since 2011, has allegedly
been accused of groping five
female colleagues.
A BBC spokesperson
said: “We can’t comment on
individuals but treat any allegations seriously and have
processes in place for investigating them.”
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NEWS
BREXIT
Tory donors urge May to
take ‘no deal over bad deal’
By Ellie Cullen
Zoo alert over missing lynx
A Eurasian lynx has escaped from
a wildlife park in Wales.
The animal, about twice the size
of a domestic cat, went missing
from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom,
near Aberystwyth, at some time
over the past five days.
The park’s keepers said no
lynx attacks on humans had been
recorded but warned that the
escaped big cat (pictured) might
retaliate “if cornered or trapped”.
A spokesman added: “She is
not used to hunting live prey but
will chase rabbits and rodents
when she gets hungry. Lynx can
travel about 12 miles a day, but the
chances are she hasn’t gone far.”
Theresa May should be prepared for a
no-deal Brexit rather than accepting
an “unsatisfactory and unfavourable
deal” that could cause divisions
for another generation, senior
Conservative Party donors have said.
One donor said he feared some
pro-Remain ministers were suffering
from Stockholm syndrome – where
hostages develop trust for their
captor – and were “keen to increase”
Britain’s “fragility”, The Observer
newspaper reported yesterday.
Another cautioned that David
Cam e ro n’s fa i l u re to s e c u re
major concessions over Britain’s
membership of the EU before the
referendum last year showed the
dangers of accepting a bad deal.
The warnings came after pro-EU
MPs said that businesses would face
The Department for
Exiting the European
Union said it was the “duty of a
responsible government” to plan
for a range of scenarios.
the “cliff-edge” break which they had
long feared if Britain walked away
from Brexit talks.
Lord Farmer, a former Tory party
treasurer who has given millions
to the Conservatives and the Leave
campaign, said: “It is worth recalling
the paltry offer Cameron came
back with, which was an important
factor in persuading people to vote
out. If another unsatisfactory and
unfavourable deal is done with the
EU negotiators, the divisive issue of
Europe will not go away but smoulder
on for another generation.”
He added that no deal could
“free” and “challenge” Britain to
take advantage of new possibilities
and opportunities.
Jeremy Hosking, a Vote Leave and
Conservative donor, stressed the
need for “robust no-deal contingency
planning” in light of a lack of progress
in trade talks with Brussels.
He said: “The EU is stonewalling
on the divorce bill.”
POLITICS
Failure to agree ‘could let in Corbyn’
By Katrine Bussey
A no-deal Brexit could lead to a
general election in 2019 with a
“real chance” that Jeremy Corbyn
could become Prime Minister
then, the leader of the country’s
largest trades union has said.
Len McCluskey, the general
secretary of Unite, said in a
speech in Scotland that if the
Government failed to strike a deal
on Britain’s EU departure by this
time next year, the administration
could collapse. He said the Tories
would try to cling on to power,
aided by the establishment,
which he claimed was “scared
stiff” of Mr Corbyn becoming
Prime Minister. “If there’s no
deal I believe the Government
will fall and we will have a general
election. And I think there
would be a real chance of Labour
winning that election and Corbyn
coming to power,” he added.
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TRAVEL
Emirates
ditches first
class as more
flock to UK
By Simon Calder
Archaeologists find cave paintings
from vanished Taino civilisation
By David Keys
Five centuries after it was
largely obliterated by Spanish
conquistadors, the culture of
a vanished civilisation is being
uncovered.
Before the Spanish conquest of
the Caribbean islands, the region’s
indigenous people were the Tainos.
Now British and Puerto Rican
archaeologists are excavating
caves on the uninhabited island of
Mona, between Puerto Rico and the
Dominican Republic.
Thousands of Taino drawings
and paintings have been found in 30
caves on the island. More than 100
caves have yet to be explored – and
it’s estimated many more artworks
will be discovered.
Scientific tests suggest that
most of the drawings and paintings
probably date from the 14th and
15th centuries. They portray
a bewildering variety of often
hybrid animal and human faces,
intertwined with seemingly abstract
geometric and curvilinear patterns.
The research, by archaeologists
The English words
canoe, hammock, tobacco,
maize, hurricane, potatoes,
papaya, savanna, guava and
barbecue all come from the
Taino language. The word
Caribbean is also of Taino origin.
A freshwater lake in a cave on Mona island (top); and (above, left and right)
examples of Taino markings on the walls PROJECT EL CORZAON DEL CARIBE
from Leicester and Cambridge
universities, the British Museum
and Puerto Rico’s Centre for
Advanced Studies, also reveals
that the paintings were made with
bat excrement.
TheTainowerethefirstmajorNew
World culture with which Columbus
interacted. Before the Spanish
conquest of the region (following
Columbus’s arrival in Puerto Rico
in 1493), there were, throughout
the Caribbean, more than a million
Tainos, said by the Spanish to
TECHNOLOGY
Macmillan to
combat ‘fake’
cancer news
By Harriet Line
A cancer charity has appointed its first
digital nurse to combat online “fake
news” about the disease.
Macmillan Cancer Support fears
patients are turning to unverified
websites for information that leaves
them needlessly frightened and at risk
of bogus cures.
The charity points to one online
search that brings up a website
claiming chemotherapy is a bigger
killer than cancer itself, while another
have been organised in dozens of
mini-states, ruled by paramount
chieftains, known as caciques. But,
within one or two generations,
most Taino political organisation
and society had collapsed. Through
disease, enslavement, execution,
war and famine the Taino population
was reduced by 80 to 90 per cent.
Taino men were forced to work in
mines and plantations. The women
were taken by Spanish men as wives
or concubines – or were forced into
servitude and often raped.
Dr Alice Samson of Leicester
University, the co-director of
the Mona dig, said the “scientific
analyses from the team provided
the first dates for rock art in
the Caribbean”.
Emirates airlines is ditching first
class on some winter services to and
from London – instead deploying
planes with more seats than any other
aircraft in the world – in a move that
confirms the huge demand for longhaul escapes among UK travellers,
At present, Emirates flies three
Airbus A380 jets a day between
Gatwick and Dubai, each configured
with first, business and economy
class. But the scheduling data
provider Routesonline says some
flights in November and December
will be replaced by a high-density
version of the “superjumbo” with only
business and economy class. Instead
of 489 passengers, this configuration
has 615 seats – a 26 per cent increase.
Victoria Moores, European
editor for Air Transport
World, said: “With fares
cheaper than ever
before, it’s great news
for customers, but it
also means airlines
have to... stay flexible
with their products,
in this case swapping
aircraft layouts to suit
market demand.”
John Strickland, an aviation
analyst, said: “Emirates will have
done the maths to show that the
revenue benefit they can achieve...
is far greater in the higher-capacity
two-cabin A380 than anything they
may lose from not having a small
first-class cabin where they probably
wouldn’t sell out anyway.”
Tim Jeans, the former managing
director of Monarch, said: “It shows
that Emirates is no more immune
from pressures on yield than any
other airline... Fares are only going
one way – down – and the pressure to
reduce unit costs is intense.”
British Airways is “densifying” its
Boeing 777 fleet at Gatwick, adding
52 extra seats to each – partly by
adding one seat to every existing
economy row of nine.
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site reports that baking soda can cure
breast cancer. Ellen McPake will be
dedicated to answering questions from
people affected by cancer online and
on Macmillan’s social platforms.
H e r a p p o i n t m e n t co m e s a s
Macmillan research, conducted by
YouGov, found 37 per cent of people
in Scotland with cancer looked up
information about their diagnosis
online. An estimated 3,450 people, 4
per cent of Scottish cancer patients,
thought they were going to die.
Janice Preston, the head of
Macmillan in Scotland, said: “It’s
important people have access to
trusted information online and know
how to separate websites that are
accurate from those with incorrect or
even dangerous information.”
Grenfell prompts huge
mental health response
By Jemma Crew
The mental health response
following the Grenfell Tower fire is
the biggest operation of its kind in
Europe, a doctor has said.
T h e u n p re ce d e n t e d n e e d
following the blaze has
transformed the Central and North
West London NHS Trust (CNWL)
into “the largest trauma service
in the UK”, according to chief
psychologist Dr John Green.
More than 1,300 people have
been seen by CNWL and GPs after
About 80 people are believed to
have died in the Grenfell Tower fire
the fire, either for post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) screening
or physical health concerns.
Dr Green, clinical director at
the Grenfell Tower NHS Mental
Health Response, said: “I think this
is the biggest programme there’s
ever been in Europe.”
The trust has earmarked some
of its 200 staff to door-knock
people who may be struggling in
the wake of the fire. It has made
almost 4,000 approaches in the
north Kensington community.
There are also 60 people
undergoing treatment for mental
health issues who are not from
the area but have been remotely
affected. It raises the possibility
that there could be hundreds more
people across the UK similarly
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Englishman
in (Scottish)
New York
Inquiry after USB
stick with sensitive
data found on street
By Will Worley
An investigation has been launched
after a USB stick containing highly
sensitive security information for
Heathrow airport was reportedly
found on the street in west London.
The memory device, found by a
passerby on the roadside of a street in
Queens Park, is said to contain 2.5GB
of data but was not encrypted.
The data included routes and security measures at the airport used
for the Queen and government ministers; information on a radar system;
types of ID used to access secure
areas; the times of security patrols;
the location of CCTV cameras and
the location of tunnels attached to
It was reported at that
at least 174 individual
documents were found on the
stick. Some were marked as
“confidential” or “restricted”, but
could still be read, according to
the Sunday Mirror.
the Heathrow Express railway, the
Sunday Mirror reported.
It is unknown how the information
came to be placed on the memory
stick, and how it was lost. Hackers
could have accessed it illegally or an
airport worker could have accessed
the data and then lost the device.
If an employee illicitly downloaded
the files, it would raise further security questions.
The UK terror threat level is currently listed at severe, meaning an
attack is highly likely, and airports
are considered high-profile targets
for actrocities.
Attacks on airports in Brussels and
Istanbul caused considerable bloodshed last year.
The leak of sensitive data comes
at a time of heightened concern over
terrorism in the UK, following a summer in which dozens of people were
killed in attacks.
An airport spokeswoman said security plans had been reviewed following the incident and an internal
investigation had been launched to
understand how it had happened.
A street in Glasgow
has been transformed
into New York for
the filming of the
forthcoming TV series
‘Melrose’, starring
Benedict Cumberbatch.
American flags were
added to buildings,
parking meters were
covered and street
signs were changed to
transform Glasgow’s
Bothwell Street into
a New York street
scene. PA
PEOPLE
Gordon Brown: I thought I was losing my sight
By Gavin Cordon
Gordon Brown has described the
moment that he feared he would
lose his sight completely.
The former Prime Minister, who
as a teenager was left blind in one
eye and with damaged vision in the
other after a blow to the head in a
rugby match, describes waking up
in Downing Street in September
2009 and knowing that something
was wrong.
“My vision was foggy,” he says
in an extract from his memoir, My
Life, Our Times, to be published
next month. He insisted on giving a
education reform speech disguising
the fact he could barely see by
discarding notes and extemporising.
Afterwards, an expert at Moorfields
Eye Hospital in London said the
retina in his right eye was torn in
two places and an operation was
urgently needed. After a second
opinion, he was told there was no
point in operating unless the sight
deteriorated further. Mr Brown said
he felt “lucky beyond words” that
the retina had continued to hold.
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BUDGET
NHS
Hunt: I am asking
Treasury for
more NHS funds
Minister
refuses to
rule out
‘Airbnb’ idea
By Rob Hastings
The NHS needs increased funding in
next month’s Budget to help it cope
with greater needs from an ageing
population, Jeremy Hunt has said –
putting more pressure on the Chancellor to ease back on austerity.
Mr Hunt said that as Health Secretary he was lobbying Philip Hammond
for more cash, but acknowledged he
is competing with colleagues for extra
investment, and that the Treasury
will want further reforms and better
efficiency in return.
“Our hospitals have never been
busier,” Mr Hunt said yesterday. “Our
NHS staff have never worked harder.
We have this enormous pressure of
an ageing population.
“There is no doubt that we are
going to need to find more money for
the NHS in the years that come ahead
of us because we have a million more
over-75s coming down the railway
track in the next decade.”
Peter Homa, who retired
as chief executive of
Nottingham University NHS
Hospital Trust last week after a
40-year-career, told Sky News
that financial circumstances are
“the toughest in NHS history”.
Mr Hunt said the health service did
not “have enough nurses” despite an
11,000 increase since he took office,
and that greater recruitment was
a priority.
He also signalled that NHS workers will be expecting a pay increase
– to be decided by an independent
body – after the 1 per cent cap was
abandoned earlier this month while
inflation has risen to 3 per cent. He
said a rise matching the increase in
the cost of living “would probably
cost a billion pounds”.
NHS staff “have had pay restraint
for many, many years and they want
to see some recognition of the very
hard work they’re doing,” he told the
BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.
“The Chancellor has said that if
we can have a negotiation and look
at some of the ways that we can improve productivity at the same time,
then he is willing to have a discussion
with me about how extra resources
can be found.”
He added: “I will be making a
very robust case for the NHS to get
the resources it needs, as I’m sure
other cabinet ministers will do for
their departments.”
Senior Conservatives have been
worried by the loss of seats in the
general election earlier this year in
the face of Labour’s campaign for
greater public service investment.
By Pascale Hughes
Jeremy Hunt said the health service faced ‘enormous pressure’ PA
HEALTH
Smokers may be denied operations
By Rob Hastings
The Government will monitor
moves by a local NHS group that
plans to breathalyse patients
to ensure they are not smoking
before referring them for
non-urgent surgery.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health
Secretary, said yesterday there
should be “local discretion”
over such measures, adding
that the policy – introduced for
Hertfordshire Valleys and East &
North Hertfordshire – would be
observed “to see if it works” before
deciding if it should be introduced
by the NHS more widely.
Mr Hunt said he did not believe
in care rationing but “We all
have a responsibility in terms
of the lifestyles that we lead… in
terms of the pressures we put on
the NHS.”
ECONOMY
Half cost of lifting pay cap ‘could be recouped from tax receipts’
By Sally Wardle
The Government would recoup nearly half the cost of lifting the NHS pay
cap though higher tax receipts and
lower welfare payments, a think-tank
has said.
The cost of increasing pay in line
with inflation in the health service
would be £1.8bn per year by 201920, analysis by the left-leaning IPPR
found. But the actual cost would be
around £950m when the benefits of
the pay boost are taken into account,
it said.
When taking higher tax receipts
and lower welfare payments into account, the IPPR said the net cost falls
to £1.1bn. An additional £250m would
be generated in gross domestic product by 2019-20 as a result of the move,
with tax income of £100m, according
to the Lifting the Cap report.
Alfie Stirling, senior economic analyst at the IPPR, said: “If the costs
of lifting the cap are funded through
higher taxes on the richest in society,
the overall effect could also be to increase jobs and economic growth.
“This is because medium-income
families – such as the majority of
those with someone working in the
NHS – are more likely to increase
spending in the economy, compared
with the highest income families who
are more likely to save.”
The idea of paying homeowners
to put up recuperating NHS patients in their spare room has not
been ruled out, a health minister
has said.
His comments follow news that
a start-up called CareRooms is
planning a small pilot scheme and
is recruiting “hosts” – who need
no previous care experience – in
Essex who could earn up to £50 a
night putting up people recuperating after a stay in hospital.
The idea of patients moving into
Airbnb-style accommodation has
been criticised by health groups.
But health minister Philip
Dunne said yesterday that it might
be workable. The MP for Ludlow
said that ministers and NHS bosses “can’t close our minds to looking at new ways of doing things”
and it would be wrong to “immediately reject” new ideas.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” he told
John Pienaar on BBC Radio 5
Live. “There may be some specialists who have the relevant
experience. There may be B&B
providers who have nurse training
or worked in residential care who
may wish to set up that kind of facility. This is not national policy.
Anything innovative needs to be
very carefully scrutinised and assessed before we proceed with it.
“But I wouldn’t, just as an immediate knee jerk, say that new
models of care in the community
are necessarily wrong.”
The move was a “terrifying”
idea with “clear safety risks” and
a sign that social care is in crisis,
said Labour’s social care spokesman, Barbara Keeley.
£1,000
paid for a room and private bath,
three daily microwave meals and
conversation over a month
HEALTH
NHS failures ‘putting
patients’ lives at risk’
By Katie Grant
Workforce plans for the NHS in
England are “not fit for purpose”, a
health charity has warned.
High staff turnover, staffing instability and a drop in the number
of trainee nurses are costing the
NHS financially and contributing
to reduced continuity of care for patients, a report published today by
the Health Foundation states. The
charity analysed trends in the NHS
workforce data and concluded there
was “increasing cause for concern”.
The NHS workforce increased by
2 per cent in the year to April
2017, but analysis revealed
that alongside a rise in the
number of managers and
consultants in that time,
the number of nurses
and GPs dropped – by
0.2 per cent in the year
to April and 0.7 per cent in
the six months to the end of
June respectively.
Outside hospitals the number of
community nurses and health visitors has also fallen.
The Government has pledged to
introduce 21,000 new posts in mental health by 2020, but the Health
Foundation noted there were “reservations” about whether the target
is achievable.
The report comes as Professor Sir Bruce Keogh (inset),
the national medical director of NHS England,
warned that the way the
health service is organised is putting patients’
lives at risk.
He expressed concerns
that in a system made up
of hundreds of organisations,
measures introduced to improve patient safety or address specific issues
were not being put into practice.
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MIDDLE EAST
New era of peace and prosperity in
Iraqis’ sights after 40 long years of war
In the first of a series, Patrick Cockburn reports from Baghdad on a changing country
INSIDE IRAQ
PART 1
T
here is a growing mood
of self-confidence in
Baghdad which I have
not seen here since I first
visited Iraq in 1977. The
country seemed then to be heading
for a peaceful and prosperous
future thanks to rising oil revenues.
It only became clear several years
later that Saddam Hussein was a
monster of cruelty with a disastrous
tendency to start unwinnable wars.
At the time, I was able to drive
safely all around Iraq, visiting cities
which became lethally dangerous
over the next 40 years.
The streets of the capital are
packed with people shopping and
eating in restaurants far into the
night. Looking out of my hotel
window, I can see people for the
first time in many years building
things which are not military
fortifications. There are no sinister
smudges of black smoke on the
horizon marking where bombs
have gone off. Most importantly,
there is a feeling that the twin
victories of the Iraqi security forces
in recapturing Mosul in July and
Kirkuk on 16 October have shifted
the balance of power back towards
stability. The Prime Minister,
Haider al-Abadi, once criticised
as weak and vacillating, is today
praised for being calm, determined
and successful in battling Isis and
confronting the Kurds.
“I detect a certain jauntiness
in Baghdad that I have not seen
before,” says the Iraqi historian and
former minister Ali Allawi. “Abadi
has hardly put a foot wrong since
the start of the crisis over Kirkuk.”
A recently retired senior Iraqi
security official adds that “it was
a bit of luck for all Iraqis that [the
Kurdish President] Masoud Barzani
brought on a confrontation when
he did”. People in the capital are
beginning to sound more like victors
than victims.
Life in Baghdad is abnormal by
In Baghdad, normal
life has returned and
the streets are full of
shoppers AFP/GETTY
the standard of any other city: it
remains full of blast walls made out
of concrete slabs that remind me
of giant gravestones. Numerous
checkpoints exacerbate appalling
traffic jams. Bombings by Isis are
far less frequent than they used to
be, but there are memories of past
atrocities, such as the truck bomb in
July 2016 that killed 323 people.
Violence will not entirely end:
the Shia majority are about to
celebrate the Arbaeen festival on
10 November when millions of
pilgrims walk on foot to the shrine
city of Kerbala to mourn the death
of Imam Hussein in a battle in 680
AD. The road between Kerbala
and the shrine city of Najaf is
already decorated with thousands
of black mourning flags, and there
are thousands of tents where the
pilgrims can rest and eat. The
vast numbers involved make it
impossible to protect them all, so
Isis may well bomb the pilgrims in
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a bid to show that it has not been
eliminated. Despite this, the defeat
of Isis is very real, but the greatest
boost to public morale comes from
the unexpected crumbling, with
little resistance and in a short space
of time, of the Kurdish quasi-state
in northern Iraq that had ruled a
quarter of the country.
Iraqi history over the last 40
years has been full of what were
misleadingly billed as turning points
for the better, but which turned
out to be only ushering in a new
phase in Iraq’s multi-phase civil
wars that have been going on since
the Americans overthrew Saddam
Hussein in 2003. All sides have
become, at different periods, the
proxies of foreign backers, but this
I detect a certain
jauntiness in Baghdad that I
have not seen before. Abadi
has hardly put a foot wrong
period may now be coming to an end
primarily because the wars have
produced winners and losers.
Communal politics are not the
only determining feature in the Iraqi
political landscape, but the Shia,
Sunni and Kurdish communities
are its main building blocks. The
Sunni, a fifth of the population,
have lost comprehensively because
Isis became their main vehicle
for opposition to the central
government. Justly or unjustly, they
share in Isis’s defeat. Their great
cities like Mosul and Ramadi are in
ruins. Sunni villages that line the
main roads have often been levelled
because they were seen as the bases
of local guerrillas planting IEDs.
Camps are full of displaced Sunnis.
Shia-Kurdish co-operation was
born in opposition to Saddam
Hussein and was the basis for
the post-Saddam power-sharing
governments. But both sides felt
that they were being short-changed
by the other and Baghdad and Erbil
came to see each other as the hostile
capitals of separate states.
Great though their differences
were, they might not have boiled
over for a few years, if Mr Barzani
and his Kurdistan Democratic Party
(KDP) had not had the bad idea of
holding a Kurdish referendum on
independence on 25 September. It
was one of the great miscalculations
of Iraqi, if not Middle East, history:
The KDP complained that it was
the victim of Iranian machinations,
but its real mistake was to confront
the Iraqi government when it was
politically and militarily much
stronger than it had been after
recapturing Mosul from Isis.
Ironically, the Iraqi Kurds are
now likely to lose a large measure
of the independence they enjoyed
before the referendum. They have
lost not only the oil province of
Kirkuk, but may lose control of
the borders of their three core
provinces. Iraqi regular forces
are pressing towards the border
town of Fishkhabour between
Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey. Mr
Abadi turned down a Kurdish
offer “to freeze” the referendum
result last week, demanding its
complete negation.
Iraqis in Baghdad are rightly
wary of predictions of a return to
normal life after 40 years of crisis.
There have been false dawns before,
but this time round the prospects
for peace are much better. The
biggest risk is a collision between
the US and Iran in which Iraq
would be the battlefield.
The success of the Iraqi regular
forces is such that one danger is that
they and the Baghdad government
will become overconfident and
overplay their hand, not making
sure that all communities in Iraq get
a reasonable cut of the national cake
in terms of power, money and jobs.
A golden rule of Iraqi politics is that
none of the three main communities
can be permanently marginalised or
crushed. The end of the era of wars
in Iraq would not just be good news
for Iraqis, but for the rest of the
world as well.
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cleaned up its act over
the expenses scandal.
Now it is time to take
harassment seriously.
(John Mann)
South China
MorningPost
Los Angeles Times
If O’Mara stays Labour
again demonstrates
how unwilling it is
to grasp the extent
of the O’Mara-like
mindset. If historical
online activity could
constitute a fresh
obstacle to young
women’s political
ambitions, it cannot
come close to that
already represented
by Westminster’s
living enforcers of
the status quo.
(Catherine Bennett)
For the greatest crime
of the 20th century, we
demand a conspiracy
of equivalent
magnitude. The real
answer lies in the
demented mind of a
wretched little man
who was driven by
anger, grudges
and delusion.
(James Reston Jr)
The last option
for Catalonia will
unfortunately be
deadlock. Allowing
bloodshed in one of
the wealthiest regions
in 21st-century
Europe would mean
a dramatic political
failure. To avoid that
result, discussion of
realistic ways forward
needs to start before it
is too late.
(Sergi Pardos-Prado)
The V&A’s David Bowie
Is showed what kind
of creative synergy
might be realised in a
lovingly curated rock
and roll exhibition. That
is the kind of exhibition
Prince deserves.
Unfortunately, this has
zero interest in doing
anything more than
perpetuating a myth.
(Neil McCormick)
The Sun
O’Mara’s wretchedness
has no place in our
society — let alone in
Parliament. If Corbyn
does not bin him now,
then he will be guilty of
normalising misogyny.
We won’t hold our
breath. (Editorial)
TheSunday Times
It’s been a while since
I was a Westminster
lobby correspondent,
but not much has
changed or MPs
wouldn’t be wondering
whether they were
about to be named
and shamed. Good
luck, ladies, with your
fight. I’m on your side
against “the louses
of Parliament”.
(Sarah Baxter)
Quote of
the day
The party is powerful
in itself. But in ways
in which this was not
true in the Maoist era,
it serves at the people’s
pleasure. There are
plenty of things in the
next few years that
could go wrong, and
make this powerful
group of people with Xi
at their heart look very
unpowerful indeed.
(Kerry Brown)
TheJapan Times
Xi’s new strength
helps obscure China’s
internal risks. As for
Xi, he needs to watch
his back, having made
many enemies at
home in his no-holdsbarred effort to
concentrate power in
his own hands.
(Brahma Chellaney)
Financial Times
It would be a funny
thing: the realisation
that world events are
determined not by the
powers of those in the
shadows, but by the
unexpected actions of
unexceptional people.
It would take some
getting used to. Then
again, it’s 54 years
since JFK was killed;
we’ve had enough time.
(Henry Mance)
The Times
The crisis touches at
the very heart of what
constitutes a modern
nation state in Europe.
Across the continent,
but also in the Middle
East, separatists
are watching how
a sophisticated
democracy comports
itself. (Editorial)
The Daily Beast
Hand-drawn iterations
of the designs for one
of the purple trench
coats worn on tour in
the 1980s demonstrate
Prince’s painstaking
attention to detail. The
show has been curated
in the same meticulous
vein but there has been
no such dedication to
the actual music.
(Nico Hynes)
LifeInBrief
ROSEMARY LEACH ACTRESS
Age doesn’t
mean you
can’t learn
new things.
I’m becoming
quite an
expert in
Snapchat
Sir Vince Cable
The Liberal Democrat
leader, 74, insists
he is young at heart
The actress Rosemary Leach, who has
died aged 81, was ever-presenton screen
for more than half a century, going from
playing lovers to mothers in everything
from period dramasto sitcoms.
She made her first impression on
television in the 1960s drama series
The Power Game as Susan Weldon, a
civil servant and mistress of Patrick
Wymark’s ruthless business executive,
John Wilder. The boardroom-tobedroom antics attracted audiences
of more than 20 million during Leach’s
appearances in the first two series.
Her other standout dramatic roles
included Laurie Lee’s mother in Cider
with Rosie (1971); Lizzie Borden, the
Massachusetts woman acquitted of
the axe murders of her father and
stepmother, in Second Verdict (1976);
Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, a widow
swindled by Nigel Havers’ 1930s cad,
in The Charmer (1987); and Mavis Hunt,
wife of the Falklands governor, Rex, in
An Ungentlemanly Act (1992).
Switching to sitcom, Leach was
Ronnie Corbett’s screen wife in three
different series, No – That’s Me Over
Here! (1967-70), Now Look Here (1971-3)
and The Prince of Denmark (1974). She
also played new mother Katy Bunting
in Life Begins at Forty (1978-80) and
Grace (2003-7), and the alcoholic,
man-mad mother of Susan (Zoë
Wanamaker) in My Family.
In Merchant Ivory’s Oscar-winning A
Room with a View (1985), one of her rare
excursions into feature films, Leach
played Mrs Honeychurch, the kindly
mother chaperoning Helena Bonham
Carter’s Lucy in 19th-century Italy.
Her most notable previous role on
the big screen was as David Essex’s
mother in the acclaimed 1950s
rock’n’roll drama That’ll Be the Day
(1973). Both performances resulted in
her being nominated for a Bafta as best
supporting actress.
She felt that her prolific television
work led stage directors, especially
those at the Royal Shakespeare
Company and National Theatre, to
ignore her. “I regret that I didn’t do very
much Shakespeare and I think it would
have helped me a good deal if I had done
more classical stuff,” she said in 2013.
Leach was born in Much Wenlock,
Shropshire, to teachers Sydney Leach,
the head of Diddlesbury’s village school,
near Ludlow, and his wife Mary (née
Parker). She appeared in plays while
attending Oswestry School and briefly
sold shoes in John Lewis’s store at
Reading before training at the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art. Experience
with repertory theatre companies
followed before she made her TV debut
in 1960.
Despite her prolific work in
television, Leach’s favourite mediums
were theatre and radio. On stage, her
parts included Queen Elizabeth in
Richard III (St George’s Theatre, 1976)
and Mrs Railton-Bell in Separate Tables
(Albery Theatre, 1993).
Leach’s 1962 marriage to John Waugh
ended in divorce. She is survived by
her second husband, the actor Colin
Starkey, whom she married in 1981.
Anthony Hayward THE INDEPENDENT
Born 18 December 1935
Died 21 October 2017
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How do you solve the Catalan problem?
Dark shadow of Spain’s civil war looms large over this family dispute
E
very day, the streets of
Barcelona seem filled
with flags. They are
unfurled and flown,
waved and worn, amid
the splendour of one of
Europe’s finest cities. I have even
seen several dogs draped in the rival
colours of such striking similarity
from the two camps. The mood feels
almost like a football tournament,
with songs and people posing for
photographs as they stroll among
the tourists on Las Ramblas on
their way to the latest protest.
Yet at stake is the future of a
country. Even writing that simple
sentence will annoy one side.
They argue that there are two
countries: Catalonia and Spain.
Certainly there are two cultures,
two histories, two languages. And
this morning there are also two
governments after the unilateral
declaration of independence by
the Catalan parliament on Friday,
followed instantly by imposition of
direct control from Madrid.
The simmering issue of
Catalonian nationalism and desire
for statehood among many of its
7.5 million citizens has suddenly
reached boiling point as two leaders
struggle for supremacy. Mariano
Rajoy, the plodding Spanish
prime minister renowned for risk
aversion, has sent in his deputy to
run the country’s most prosperous
region as businesses take flight and
many tourists stay away. Carles
Puigdemont, a former journalist
with clearly superior media skills,
has defied his dismissal from
running the autonomous Catalonia
region and demanded passive
resistance from his people.
Some town halls in nationalist
hotspots such as Puigdemont’s
home city of Girona have already
taken down the Spanish flag. There
is talk of treason charges against
the sacked president and 70 Catalan
MPs who voted for independence,
which carries a maximum 30-year
jail term. Already, two nationalist
leaders are behind bars, while the
Catalan police chief was demoted in
the middle of the night after his soft
response to the illegal independence
ballot earlier this month. His stance
contrasted with shameful brutality
against voters meted out by
paramilitary national forces.
Much depends now on the
reaction of the local police and other
public servants. Will they be loyal
to the deposed Catalan president
or a new, imposed ruler? I have
spoken to police officers, firemen
and teachers who vowed to support
So far, the protests have
remained largely calm
despite huge street
crowds on both sides
SANTI PALACIOS/AP
Puigdemont, although they accept
that most nationalists may put
careers and families before the
cause. Posters stuck on walls warn
that there can be no independence
without civil disobedience. There
is talk of human chains around
public buildings in support of
the separatists, but will thugs in
uniform then inflame the issue with
another violent response?
So far, this crisis has been largely
calm despite huge street crowds on
both sides. There are an estimated
300,000 pro-unity protesters in
Barcelona as I write today, many
cheering the police helicopters
flying overhead and chanting
for Puigdemont to be jailed. His
provocative behaviour is like an
orange flag to a bull for them.
Yet his revolt could fizzle out
with defter handling. Already,
the nationalists say they will not
participate in the election forced
Most Catalans
cherish an
autonomous
status that has
been temporarily
terminated
on them in December. There has
always been a “silent majority”
opposed to secession in official
polling, with support slipping back
before this furore as the devastating
impact of the 2008 global financial
crisis finally waned. But tensions
are rising. Most Catalans may not
have wanted independence, yet they
cherish an autonomous status that
has been temporarily terminated.
On Friday, I asked some nationalists
who was their least favourite
politician. The instant answer
was Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría
Antón, the deputy prime minister.
Next day, she was announced as
Madrid’s enforcer for their region.
Rajoy’s response has been
far from sure-footed, reflecting
contempt among conservatives
for uppity republican Catalan
nationalists. Critics routinely
contrast his blocking of ballots for
Catalonia with David Cameron’s
defeat of Scottish independence
in a referendum.
As one Balkan woman living
in Barcelona told me from bitter
personal experience, it is easy to see
this situation exploding, especially
if the separatist leaders are turned
into jailed martyrs and paramilitary
national police smash up more
heads. Nationalism is an ugly yet
powerful force, fanned by populist
politicians. They pose as patriots
while promulgating division,
seducing voters with simplistic,
sepia-tinted solutions
to highly complex global problems.
It is impossible to ignore how
much of the debate in Catalonia
sounds dismally familiar to British
ears, with all that chatter about
taking back cash and control from
distant elites.
Yet one big difference to Brexit,
of course, is the dark shadow of the
Spanish Civil War and a descent
into facist dictatorship that looms so
large over this family dispute. The
scars of General Francisco Franco
and his crushing of Catalonian
culture run deep, especially among
older generations who seem most
fearful about this current crisis.
One grandmother whose father
was jailed by Franco told me that
she fears they will suffer again –
although, tellingly, she switched
to supporting separatism after
seeing police attack elderly voters.
Even younger Catalans talk about
“fascists” in Madrid while street
nationalism on both sides remains
potent and potentially ruinous.
It seems strange to discuss such
issues in a modern European city,
especially one as alluring and
wealthy as Barcelona. Yet these
disruptive events show again
the scale of dissent and unrest
confronting Western societies.
Nationalism may be a malign
creed, yet the map of Europe has
never been immune to change. And
more important than borders are
the underlying causes of communal
despair, of economic dislocation
and of electoral alienation that
demand resolution. This can be
achieved only by solving core
problems, not by creating divided
communities, nor by crushing
insurgent leaders. This is the real
challenge posed by Catalonia.
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Education is
too narrow
TEXTS, TWEETS
AND EMAILS
Thank you, Tom
Ravenscroft, for a
succinct assessment of
our present Victorian
education system
(Comment, 28 October).
What a surprise that Alan
Turing, Albert Einstein
and Gary Lineker were
not encouraged by
their teachers.
When GCSEs were
first introduced, I and
many other teachers
were astonished that
art, drama, music and
sports were sidelined
as “non-core subjects”,
when they produce
the creative thinkers,
problem-solvers and
team-builders that
make civilisation have a
worthwhile fabric.
It is time that we
looked at education as
a broad church, not a
narrow, target-based
academy. Drama, art,
music and other subjects
that encourage lateral
thinking should be the
first on the list, not last.
MACK MATHOD
ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Return plastic
mail to sender
Please could we support
Sir David Attenborough
(i, 28 October) in a
campaign to outlaw
junk mail in plastic
envelopes? It is a hideous
system and I propose
returning to sender all
such mail.
PENNY ROBERTS
MORETON-IN-MARSH,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Fashion shuts
the stable door
The idea that the fashion
photographer Terry
Richardson has been
hiding in plain sight is
insulting. Photographs
of his less than savoury
peccadilloes have been
available online for years.
He is by no stretch
of the imagination a
shy man. His more
conventionally published
images are provocative,
IN
TOMORROW
THE BIG READ
Minister’s views
shocked me
exploitative and more
than a little predatory
and were published
because his work shifted
magazines and clothes.
What appears to now
be an industry-wide ban
is down to the world of
fashion attempting to
shut yet another stable
door after the Harvey
Weinstein affair.
JOHN WOOLFORD
LONDON
Practise what
you preach
There can be little to
argue about Ben Fogle’s
list of “10 things we can
all do now” to help save
our planet (Comment,
28 October). But isn’t it a
bit odd being lectured to
“turn the heating down
and put on a jumper” by
someone who has visited
more than 200 countries
and territories?
Assuming that Ben did
not travel to these on his
bike, then it’s fair to say
that his carbon footprint
must be significantly
larger than that of
those of us who use the
occasional cotton bud.
JOHN BATEMAN
WORTHING,
WEST SUSSEX
Ben Fogle missed out the
most powerful step of all:
have fewer children.
CARON BELL
PRESTON
Channelling
my interests
Alice Jones, for me,
missed one item from
her amusing list of
daily features on Radio
4’s Today programme
(Comment, 28 October).
A recent addition, the
“Daily Puzzle”, is a handy
prompt that it’s time
to switch to the BBC
6Music Breakfast Show.
DINAH ROBERTSON
GLASGOW
Soggy
support
The Page 3 Profile (i, 28
October) about the two
women adrift at sea
Houses of
the spirits
Haunted houses
are at the heart
of the best ghost
stories – but why
do we so love to
be spooked?
I have been alarmed
at how little comment
has followed the
suggestions by Rory
Stewart, a government
minister, that young men
returning from Syria
should be murdered
without trial. How do
we know that many of
them have not deeply
regretted what they
have done and would be
ambassadors for good?
MARY BARNES
LONDON
Music, drama, art,
and other ‘non-core’
school subjects
encourage children’s
lateral thinking
NHS is being
destroyed
JEFF J MITCHELL/GETTY
for five months before
rescue prompts the
question: what were
their friends doing about
the emergency?
TERRY SLATER
Defence cuts
are shameful
Nicholas Drummond’s
thought-provoking
article about Britain’s
defence capabilities
(Voices, 27 October)
deserves a wider
audience and should be
compulsory reading for
the Prime Minister and
our rather disappointing
and unexpectedly supine
Defence Secretary, Sir
Michael Fallon.
That Sir Michael
should remain silent on
the expectation of more
cuts to the shrinking
defence budget is
shameful, and those of
us who have lost loved
ones or have family
members in the Armed
Forces listen with anger
and concern. Chancellor
Philip Hammond, a
former successful
defence secretary, knows
well what the problems
are. He should not
remain silent on this.
A Prime Minister
whose agenda is to run
the country (mindful of
Jeremy Corbyn waiting
in the wings with a
profligate spending list)
must not lose sight of
Conservative voters’
concern for defence. She
runs the risk of losing
large swathes of voters
if she continues with a
policy of inflicting more
cuts on defence and the
men and women who
risk their lives to protect
us, some of whom make
the ultimate sacrifice.
On 11 November, the
Prime Minister and
Defence Secretary will
be standing before the
Cenotaph wearing their
red poppies.
Will they be wearing
them with pride for
having furthered the
protection of our Armed
Forces? If not, they may
face the dismay of those
of us who will not forget.
BETTY DAVIES
NOTTINGHAM
Gambling ban
would help
Jeffrey Archer is quite
right (Comment, 28
October): gambling
advertising should be
banned from television.
When I was at Westhill
College in Birmingham,
I proposed in a debate
that smoking should be
banned in public places.
We won the debate
on the argument, but
everyone said it would
never happen. Well, it did.
REG WILFORD
SHREWSBURY
Now I know I am living
in a parallel universe
because I found myself
in complete agreement
with Jeffrey Archer’s
views on the control of
gambling and how it is
advertised. The gambling
industry has become a
leech on our society and
has no ethical restraint.
The only way to limit
the damage it does is
through government
intervention and placing
public protection above
the interests of those
who own it.
BOB CLARE
PRESTON
I am not always in
harmony with Janet
Street-Porter, but her
thoughts about the
NHS resonate with me
(Comment, 28 October).
I was a committed NHS
employee for more than
40 years and I despair at
seeing it being destroyed
by a “thousand cuts”.
Private medicine
will flourish while the
Tories are in control. I
suggest that the likes of
Janet Street-Porter and
Peter Homa, the recently
retired NHS chief
executive, be allowed
to lead an in-depth
investigation.
FRANK WILLIAMS
Tonsils out
on the table
Home operations must
have been common in the
1920s. My father never
mentioned having teeth
out at home, but he did
say he and his siblings
had their tonsils out on
the kitchen table.
ANNE WELLS
BROMSGROVE
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On the road to destruction
Electric cars are predicted to
help save the environment, but
are they as green as they seem?
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Burke: I’m done
looking for love
For Kathy Burke, love is disruptive.
So much so, she has chosen simply
not to bother with it any more.
“I don’t get involved with men in
that way any more. It was a decision,”
she says. “The last relationship I had
was quite a while ago and then
I just thought: ‘F**k this for a
game of soldiers’.”
The actress says it has
been years since she
was in a relationship
and she is totally
content with life
just the way it is.
“Of course, people
fall in love when
they’re older,” says
Burke, 53. “But I’ve
come to accept
that ‘OK, that was
it and it didn’t
work out’. So it’s
a shame, but my
life didn’t stop.”
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Kardashian
turns back time
for Halloween
Halloween, like Christmas, is an event
which is far easier to make a success
of if you have a massive disposable
income, and the world is your oyster
when it comes to costumes.
Kim Kardashian
decided to blow
some of her $40m
fortune on three
extravagantly
curated looks over the
weekend, dressing up
as Cher (left, with friend
Jonathan Cheban as Sonny),
Aaliyah and Madonna.
Kardashian, 37, showed off her first
outfit at a 1970s-themed party in Los
Angeles, hosted by Cindy Crawford
and her husband Rande Gerber, along
with George Clooney. The Casamigos
party was attended by Clooney’s
wife Amal (inset, left, with Crawford),
Jon Hamm and Courtney Love.
Round Up
Life’sadrag
“Drag is darkness turned into
power. Drag does bring people
together in a really
powerful way... drag
pushes against
conservative ideas,
over and over
again: about gender,
success, family.”
Sasha Velour, the
winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’,
ponders his craft.
Numberoftheday
3,890
UK sales of Brooklyn Beckham’s
photography book ‘What I See’
since its release four months ago.
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MENTAL HEALTH
Maggy
van Eijk
O
ne Wednesday last year,
I walked out of my local
medical centre with a
new diagnosis: borderline
personality disorder. I assumed
my entire life would change. Each
moment would have new context.
I would get new meds, and a new
therapist. I knew it would be hard
but deep down there was a hope that
everything would make sense now.
To my disappointment, the
awareness of my condition didn’t
do much to make my life any easier.
Yes, I could sort of understand why
my long-term relationship had gone
wrong, and why I was self-harming so
much that I was in A&E on a weekly
basis, but on a day-to-day level I felt
like I was still in the very same place.
The symptoms of borderline
personality disorder (BPD) include
emotional instability, disturbed
patterns of thinking or perception,
impulsive behaviour and intense
but unstable relationships with
others. It is often misunderstood
and misdiagnosed. I’ve been told I
have unipolar depression, bipolar
disorder, post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) and only eventually
did they settle on BPD. There is a
concrete wall of stigma around the
condition, in particular for women,
because parts of the media have
branded us “crazy bitches” (think
Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction).
Last week, The Guardian
published an article by a clinical
psychologist which perpetuated that
stigma. It offered employers advice
on “how to spot” an employee with
a personality disorder, and what to
do with them. This reinforces an “us
versus them” narrative and paints
people with personality disorders as
out to get our bosses. In reality, I’m
too busy misinterpreting everything
you do as rejection to be gunning
after your job. Employers can chill.
I have struggled in several jobs,
had tough conversations with
bosses and meetings with HR, and
I’ve broken down and stormed off.
But talking to managers about my
mental health was the only thing that
has improved my work/life/mental
illness balance. It is only when I’ve
had a growth spurt of bravery that
I have been able to tell the voice of
shame to be quiet for just one second
so that I can be clear about my needs.
It has helped for me to lean on the
co-workers I can trust. There are
people I can text if I need an angry
stomp around. There are people I
can meet after work if I’m sure I’m
going to get fired because my boss
gave me a strange look. I know my
immediate response to things isn’t
always the right one. I know I can
call the charity Mind for advice.
I take my meds, I exercise and I
consult my mental toolbox when
intrusive thoughts are wrapping
their hands around my throat.
Managing my condition so that
I’m able to work is a full-time job in
itself, but worth it. I like working, and
sometimes I even feel like I might be
good at what I do. I never chose to
have a personality disorder. If I could
have chosen anything about myself,
I would have gone for bigger boobs
and a nicer singing voice.
Instead, I’m lumped with a brain
that fires off triggers like it’s Bonfire
Night every day, but I’m doing
everything in my power to keep
my life together, to wake up in the
morning and show up to work. Don’t
take those efforts away from me.
SOCIETY
frenzy, Reese Witherspoon gave an
impassioned speech, citing a cultural
crisis due to women being underrepresented in every field. The
actress (inset) said that launching
her own female-focused production
company, Pacific Standard, was her
response to the inevitable moment
in so many movies when “talented,
accomplished women, wrapped
into tight leather pants, tottering on
completely impractical shoes, turn
to a male lead and ask breathlessly:,
‘What do we do now?’.”
Her point goes to the heart of
the matter. Only wider workplace
representation will help The biggest
obstacle to change is a broken
recruitment process that, via mirror
recruitment and unconscious bias,
fishes in the same old pools for
mostly the same old talent.
In Britain, this flies in the face of
a soaring number of costly, unfilled
vacancies, only exacerbated by
Brexit. “What do we do now?” My
colleagues and I have set up an
online platform, Connect Mentors,
arguing that there is not
actually a skills shortage
but an “opportunity gap”.
Ethnic minorities, 50-plus
returnees and other
marginalised groups
do not lack talent but
access to those in power.
Employers seem to lack
ability to fish in new pools.
Mentoring with a view to hiring
is just one solution. Women must
have more financial, managerial and
strategic power in the workplace if
its culture is ever going to change.
Stefano
Hatfield
Women need
more power
in workplace
A
re you inured yet to
suggestions that the
Harvey Weinstein
affair and subsequent
harassment claims in the worlds
of music, the media, magazines,
restaurants, theatre and politics
mark a turning point in workplace
culture? Beyond damning male
perpetrators and praising
victims for coming
forward, no actual action
is proposed.
Men in power feel they
can behave badly with
impunity because they
rule patriarchal institutions.
Harassed women are too
scared to speak up for fear of victimblaming, or even damage to their
careers. The HR department to
which you report abuse may report
to a CEO who is a serial abuser.
Hollywood is a mirror to this world.
Two years ago, before this news
For support on mental health issues
in the workplace visit mind.org.uk/
workplace or call on 0300 123 3393
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Parkinson:
I don’t want
to be on the
scrap heap
‘Blue Planet II’ features
a humpback whale in the
Norwegian fjords BBC
By Lucy Mapstone
Lessons from Attenborough: ‘We need
to learn quickly in order to survive’
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
To soaring strains of violins, a fledgling tern flapping inches above the
Indian Ocean evaded becoming lunch
for a surging, airborne fish by the
thickness of its tail feathers.
It was vintage David Attenborough. In a microcosm of iridescent
sea and dizzying camerawork, the
brutal poetry of nature’s daily work
was captured – a gangly, adolescent
seabird escaping the clutches of a
piscine predator that has mastered
the skill of leaping from the brine to
snatch its prey from the air.
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a few seconds of the first episode of
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predecessor captivated audiences.
With mellifluous delivery, Attenborough meditated on the perilous nature
of early life for the terns as they learn
to feed in a lagoon patrolled by the
thuggishly acrobatic trevally fish. Sir
David (inset) intoned: “If they are to
survive, they must learn quickly.”
In this painstakingly captured world of aquatic allegory, the double meaning
was abundantly clear.
Attenborough and the
team behind him were
at pains to communicate
that the submerged world
they have revealed in jawslackening high-definition is
itself in dreadful peril and its careless, gangly human custodians must
“learn quickly”.
Here was the Beeb at its most majestically Reithian. An enchanting
magic-lantern show of underwater
moments – a front-row encounter
with surfing dolphins and a ballet
of plankton-slurping mobula rays –
knitted together with a narrative that
offered a lesson in the threat posed by
environmental degradation.
Did it work? Yes. Mostly.
The storyline at times lurched off
into aquatic dead ends. Some
charming footage of sea otters in Alaska turned out to
be an excuse to show some
charming footage of sea
otters in Alaska.
Then there was the brilliantly suspenseful story
of the pod of bottlenose
dolphins seemingly being
pursued off the coast of New Zealand by a pack of false killer whales
until suddenly the two groups joined
together, quite literally, as old friends.
Attenborough informed viewers
that they will form a 1,000-strong
hunting pack – but just what they
snaffled and how was sadly lost to
the cutting-room floor.
But any such narrative cracks were
smoothed by the sumptuousness and
revelation of the footage. Blue Planet
II took four years and 6,000 hours of
diving in 39 countries to capture its
material, using technology of which
the makers of the original series
could only have dreamed.
And it showed.
But the best was saved till last. Walruses are rarely tear-jerking beasts,
but the sight of a vast female clutching
her calf as they searched for a haven
on the Arctic’s disappearing summer
ice made Attenborough’s overarching
point about climate change.
As the man once voted Britain’s
most trusted person put it: “Never
before has there been a more crucial
time to reveal what is going on beneath the seas.”
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Sir Michael Parkinson has explained how he learnt to walk
again after undergoing surgery on
his back.
The chat show veteran, 82,
who has had prostate cancer in
recent years, said he is able to
“stagger around” and that his
mind is still sharp despite his
physical condition.
Sir Michael (inset) told the Sunday Mirror: “I’ve been ill for the
last five years. I’ve overcome prostate cancer, but it’s been a difficult
period… And my spinal operation
has involved a long and unpleasant recovery.
“But in many ways what gets me
through is the thought
of not becoming redundant. I don’t
want to be on the
waste heap – and
that more than
anything else is
the best motivation for anyone
growing old.”
Sir Michael said the
operation on his back was successful, “but you have to learn
to walk again … I’m still not too
great on my feet, but I can stagger
around and do my work and there
is nothing wrong with the mind.”
The broadcaster was diagnosed
with prostate cancer in 2013 and
given the all-clear in 2015. “I knew
it wasn’t going to be pleasant, but
I knew I wasn’t going to bloody die
of it. A lot [of people] leave it too
late. I know a couple of people who
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checked because it is not a pleasant experience,” he said.
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speaking out and raising awareness of the condition.
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SCIENCE
Children who vape
‘more likely’ to smoke
By William Worley
Children who use e-cigarettes may
be more likely to take up smoking, a
study has suggested.
Also known as vaping, using e-cigarettes is often marketed as a way
to reduce tobacco consumption, and the rules around
them have traditionally
been looser. But scientists
in Canada have found that
they may actually serve
as a “smoking initiation”
among youngsters.
“Youth may be trying ecigarettes before smoking because they are easier to access: until
recently, youth could legally purchase
e-cigarettes without nicotine, whereas regular cigarettes cannot be sold
to people under 18 years of age,” said
Dr David Hammond at the School of
Public Health and Health Systems at
the University of Waterloo.
The study analysed the behaviour
of thousands of students in schools in
Alberta and Ontario provinces and
found those who used e-cigarettes
near the start of the research were
more likely to begin smoking cigarettes and continue habitually.
However, while the study
“provides strong evidence
that e-cigarettes are associated with smoking initiation among youth, the
association is unclear”,
said Dr Hammond.
“E-cigarettes may help to
re-normalise smoking; or the
association... may simply reflect
common factors rather than a causal
effect: the same individual and social
risk factors that increase e-cigarette
use may also increase the likelihood
of youth smoking.”
The World Health Organisation
noted e-cigarettes as a potential
health risk for children in 2014.
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Migrants in northern France have
been subject to aggressive use of
tear gas and repeated destruction
of possessions at the hands of police,
campaigners say.
A year on from the demolition of
the so-called Calais Jungle, as the
number of displaced people in the
area creeps up to an estimated 2,000,
evidence suggests that officers are
threatening to split up families, destroying tents and in some cases
beating people with batons.
Other testimonies reveal that people have been held for long periods in
a police station, with one family sayMaddie Harris, who led
the research, said many
migrants had been victims of
“unprovoked extreme” violence
by police multiple times during
their stay in Calais or Dunkirk.
ing they were detained for an entire
day, during which they were given no
food or clean nappies for their baby.
Police have been seen confiscating
and sometimes destroying migrants’
belongings, such as their mobile
phones or shoes.
The French government has condemned the “abuse” of tear gas and
the “destruction of migrants’ personal belongings” by police in the region.
The new evidence of police abuses,
gathered by the Humans for Rights
Network, highlights cases where
police have forced sleeping children
out of their tents and threatened to
split up families, as well as in one case
reportedly beating a male refugee to
the ground.
One Iraqi Kurdish woman told how,
one morning, police opened the zip
of the tent where her two- and fouryear-old children were sleeping, and
ordered them to leave as soon as possible. “An interpreter with the police
said there was a decision from the
government that if we don’t go with
Pope calls for
teamwork to
reunite Europe
By Philip Pullella
IN VATICAN CITY
The Jungle
camp in Calais
was demolished
in October 2016
GETTY IMAGES
them, they will separate families and
send the husband to prison for two
years. They said they would remove
the children from their families. The
families were very scared,” she said.
The local authority for Calais has
stated that the Minister of the Interior had ordered police chiefs in the
region to remind officers of the regulations they must comply with, especially during operations to dismantle
unofficial camps. THE INDEPENDENT
Pope Francis has urged the European
Union to “recover the sense of being a
single community” if it wants a future
of prosperity and fairness for all.
The Pope spoke at the
end of a two-day ReThinking Europe
conference at the
Vatican. Participants included
Antonio Tajani,
president of the
European Parliament, and Frans
Timmermans, vicepresident of the European Commission.
While the Pope (inset) did not specifically mention Catalonia or Brexit,
he mentioned solidarity, teamwork
and mutual sacrifice. He also appeared to warn against the dangers
posed by anti-immigrant parties:
“Nationalist agendas risk thwarting
the courageous dreams of the founders of Europe … Extremist and populist groups are finding fertile ground
in many countries,” he said, without
naming any group. REUTERS
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Solar eclipse could shine
light on reign of Ramesses
By Daniel Kraemer
The discovery of the oldest
recorded solar eclipse may hold
clues to dating historical events in
ancient Egypt.
Researchers at the University of
Cambridge have combined a new
interpretation of the Bible with existing archaeological information to
pinpoint the eclipse to 1207BC; the
discovery may allow historians to
date the rule of Ramesses the Great.
The new theory, published in
the Royal Astronomical Society’s
journal Astronomy & Geophysics, is
based on a passage from the Book
of Joshua in the Old Testament, in
which Joshua leads the Israelites
into Canaan, where “the Sun stood
still, and the Moon stopped”.
“Modern English translations,
which follow the King James translation of 1611, usually interpret this
text to mean that the Sun and Moon
stopped moving,” said Professor Sir
Colin Humphreys, who co-authored
the paper. “But going back to the
original Hebrew text, we determined that an alternative meaning could be that they just stopped
The precise dates of the
pharaoh’s reign have been
the subject of debate among
experts. But, if accepted by
fellow Egyptologists, the new
research could help identify the
dates of several other leaders.
Cambridge physicists think there was
an annular eclipse in 1207BC GETTY
doing what they normally do: they
stopped shining. In this context, the
Hebrew words could be referring to
a solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,
and the sun appears to stop shining.
“This interpretation is supported
by the fact that the Hebrew word
translated as ‘stand still’ has the
same root as a Babylonian word
used in ancient astronomical texts
to describe eclipses.”
Historians had previously tried to
date the event using the Merneptah
Stele, an ancient text written in the
fifth year of the reign of Ramesses’s
son Merneptah. The Egyptian text
places the Israelites in Canaan between 1500 and 1050BC.
But the Cambridge academics
suggest the event could have been
an annular eclipse – where the Moon
partially covers the Sun – rather
than a total eclipse. The academics
developed a code for calculating the
Earth’s rotation over thousands of
years, pinpointing the only annular
eclipse visible in Canaan between
1500 and 1050BC to have been on 30
October 1207BC.
Based on existing evidence, the
new theory suggests Ramesses the
Great ruled Egypt from 1276-1210BC.
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Gym chain sorry for
editing out dancer’s
cochlear implant
By Katie Grant
Zombies take
over Kawasaki
Revellers take part in a Halloween
event held in Kawasaki, south of
Tokyo, yesterday. REUTERS
A deaf ballet dancer who appeared in
an advertisement for Virgin Active
criticised the company after discovering her hearing device had been
edited out of the final image.
Simone Botha Welgemoed, 27, was
born profoundly deaf and was fitted
with a cochlear implant in 1992 when
she was 22 months old. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder,
a cochlear implant replaces the function of the damaged inner ear, sending sound signals to the brain.
Ms Welgemoed, a principal dancer
with the Bovim Ballet company in
South Africa, was invited to model in
an advert for Virgin Active, the gym
chain founded by Sir Richard Branson, but when she saw the finished
poster, she said she “felt like somebody just dropped a bucket of water”
on her.
Speculating on why the cochlear implant was removed from the
image, Ms Welgemoed suggested her
disability “doesn’t fit with their pretty
little picture of portraying the perfect
life at Virgin Active”.
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She continued: “Well guess what,
life isn’t perfect. No one is perfect.”
Ms Welgemoed declared that she
was “proudly hearing impaired” and
had hoped to “inspire” others via the
billboard campaign, demonstrating
that people with hearing disabilities
can enjoy “an active and healthy lifestyle”. She suggested that Virgin Active “don’t think we do”.
An active campaigner for people
with hearing loss, the dancer accused
the company of editing out “a part of
who I am” without her permission.
Virgin Active subsequently replaced the Photoshopped image with
another shot that shows the cochlear
implant. A spokesman for the company said: “We got it wrong and we
realise that. We issued an immediate
apology to Simone... and have re-run
the campaign, un-retouched.
“We 100 per cent accept the action of Photoshopping the image is
not in line with our values as a business, nor in keeping with the welcome we extend to everyone. Simone
subsequently posted about her satisfaction with the resolution on her
Facebook page.”
POLITICS
‘Flexible hours’ to
help female troops
Flexible working in the military
to help women with children is
being proposed by the Defence
Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon.
The measures could limit the
time Armed Forces personnel
spend away from their home base
and allow them to occasionally
work part-time. Sir Michael
said: “More flexible working is
essential to a modern military,
allowing us to recruit the
best talent and retain those
already serving.”
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Sisi replaces
security chiefs
Buddhists rally
to support army
Egypt has overhauled its
security services after an
ambush by militants outside
Cairo last week killed at least
16 police troopers.
President Abdel-Fattah
el-Sisi replaced his armed
forces chief of staff, while the
ministry in charge of police
dismissed the head of national
security, a handful of generals,
and a dozen senior leaders.
Officials had complained that
potential intelligence failures,
lack of coordination and
incompetence played a role in
the killings in Giza province. AP
Thousands of people marched in
Yangon yesterday in support of the
military, which has come under
heavy criticism over violence that
has driven hundreds of thousands
of Rohingya Muslims to flee from
Rakhine state in Myanmar to
neighbouring Bangladesh.
More than 2,000 army supporters,
including Buddhist nationalists
and monks, took part in the march.
“I want to urge you to support
the military. Only if the military is
strengthened will our sovereignty
will be secured,” Zagara, a senior
Buddhist nationalist monk, told the
crowd. AP
Havana opens
up to expatriates
living in US
By Luis Alonso Lugo
Cuba’s foreign minister has
announced changes to the
island’s immigration policies,
seeking to strengthen ties
with the 800,000 Cubans
living outside the country
amid strained relations
Odinga calls for new vote
after ‘sham’ election re-run
By Tom Odula
EGYPT
CUBA
KENYA
with Washington following
accusations that US diplomats
suffered mysterious sonic
attacks in Havana.
Bruno Rodriguez said the
new rules would take effect on
1 January and blamed the US
for creating obstacles in its visa
department by expelling Cuban
embassy staff. Mr Rodriguez
said Havana would allow
expatriate Cubans to enter the
country through two tourist
ports and allow the return of
nationals who left illegally –
except those who departed from
Guantanamo Bay. AP
Warning that Kenya is in “grave
danger”, the opposition leader Raila
Odinga has declared the country’s
repeat presidential election a sham
and called for a new vote to be held
within 90 days.
Low voter turnout in the election
on Thursday, a repeat of an August
election, indicated the process was
not valid, and the government of
President Uhuru Kenyatta is trying
to “destroy other institutions of
governance”, including the Supreme
Court, Mr Odinga said. He boycotted
the vote, saying reform was needed.
Dakar
Leyla Gouzaye knew the
trauma her 14-year-old niece
would face when she was
promised in marriage to
an older man in their Niger
village. Ms Gouzaye had been
married at 14 to a 34-year-old
man she didn’t know, in order
to pay an uncle’s debt.
After falling pregnant
and running away, she has
joined the ranks of young
activists across West Africa
who intervene to stop child
marriages, often risking family
estrangement to save other
girls from a similar fate.
Niger has the world’s
highest prevalence of child
marriage, with three in four
girls married under the age of
18. Driven by poverty, religion
and insecurity, marrying off
girls once they reach puberty
or even before is a deeply
ingrained tradition in much of
West and Central Africa.
As leaders from across the
region met at a landmark
conference on the issue in
Senegal, Ms Gouzaye said she
managed to stop her niece’s
marriage and those of several
friends. “I explained the
problems I had experienced,
and I gave the parents’
numbers to the police,” she
said. “Now we’re all in our final
year of high school together.”
She said it was a sign that
things were “starting to
change… There are lots of girls
who have escaped because they
know their rights.” REUTERS
Nellie Peyton
Mr Odinga, 72, spoke after
deadly clashes between police and
opposition supporters broke out in
some parts of Kenya after the repeat
Jockey
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A jockey taking part
in the annual Karapan
Sapi Indonesia
President Cup Trophy
in Madura, Indonesia.
Karapan sapi is a
traditional bull racing
festival – accompanied
by gamelan music,
food and betting on the
races – and the season
runs from July to
October. GETTY
ISRAEL
US pressure delays ‘greater Jerusalem’ plan
Israel has delayed a ministerial vote
on a proposed bill that would connect
settlements in the occupied West
Bank to Jerusalem after pressure
from the United States.
The “Greater Jerusalem” bill,
proposed by a member of Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s
right-wing Likud party, was due
to be submitted for approval to a
ministerial committee on legislation
yesterday, a first step before a series
of ratification votes in parliament.
But the chairman of Mr
Netanyahu’s coalition in parliament,
David Bitan, said a vote would be
delayed because Washington said it
could impede efforts to revive peace
talks that collapsed in 2014.
“There is American pressure
that claims this is about annexation
and that this could interfere with
the peace process,” Mr Bitan said.
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Raila Odinga said that the country
was in grave danger yesterday AFP
election. At least eight people have
been killed by police in the protests
since the vote.
Fears of inter-tribal clashes are
rife as tensions rise in western Kenya
after a man was killed yesterday
in a clash between the Luo tribe,
which supports Mr Odinga, and the
Kalenjin group, which supports Mr
Kenyatta. “Our country is in grave
danger,” Mr Odinga said.
With more than 90 per cent of
the votes counted the electoral
commission says that Mr Kenyatta
has 7.1 million votes. Mr Odinga
estimated that the votes for Mr
Kenyatta could be no more than 3.5
million of the 19.6 million voters. AP
REUTERS
Troops end siege Bribes lawyer
at capital’s hotel
drops appeal
Xi promotes ally
to Shanghai post
Somali security forces yesterday
ended a siege at a Mogadishu
hotel by five extremists. A suicide
bomber had detonated explosives
at the entrance on Saturday
afternoon, in the attack that killed
23 people.
Troops regained control of the
Naso Hablod hotel, having killed
three attackers and captured two.
More than 350 people were killed
in a massive truck bombing in
Mogadishu a fortnight ago. AP
President Xi Jinping has promoted
an ally, Li Qiang, as head of the
Communist Party in Shanghai
in another sign of his increasing
control over the country.
Mr Xi has amassed more
personal power than any leader
since Mao Zedong in the 1970s,
breaking with two decades of
shared authority among a group
of senior party figures, partly by
promoting allies from Zhejiang,
his home province. AP
Mexico’s senior electoral prosecutor
has dropped his appeal against
his dismissal, which the country’s
opposition said was an effort
by the ruling party to blunt an
investigation into possible illegal
campaign financing.
Santiago Nieto was dismissed a
week ago for revealing parts of a
secret ongoing investigation into
campaign funds from Brazilian
construction company Odebrecht in
the 2012 presidential elections. AP
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Trump hits
out on eve
of collusion
charges
By Mythili Sampathkumar
IN NEW YORK
Alexei Navalny being
freed from detention
earlier this month
AFP/GETTY
Opposition leader scorns socialite’s
bid to challenge Putin in elections
By Oliver Carroll
IN MOSCOW
Russian opposition leader Alexei
Navalny says he is still the only se­
rious contender to Vladimir Putin
despite a campaign declared by ce­
lebrity journalist Ksenia Sobchak.
After weeks of rumour, Ms
Sobchak, the daughter of Mr Putin’s
former boss, this month announced
that she too would stand as a protest
candidate in next March’s elections.
What was more, and in contrast with
Mr Navalny, the socialite looked as
if she had the tacit approval of the
Kremlin for her bid.
Mr Navalny says he is the only can­
didate ready to run a serious cam­
paign. His team has a network of 80
regional headquarters and 170,000
volunteers – in the remaining four full
months before the March elections,
Ms Sobchak could not dream of get­
ting close. “You can’t be considered a
real candidate if you haven’t built up
the proper infrastructure,” he said.
He said he could not understand
Ms Sobchak’s desire not to offend the
President. In her first press confer­
ence, Ms Sobchak publicly admitted
she did not want to insult a man who
“saved” her father’s life. (It is believed
Mr Putin organised a special opera­
tion to evacuate Ms Sobchak’s father
Anatoly to Paris in 1997 when he was
in ill health and subject to criminal
investigations.) Mr Navalny by con­
trast said “Putin hasn’t helped my
family” and labelled him “the father
of Russian corruption”.
Ms Sobchak has accused Mr
Navalny of attempts to “monopolise”
the opposition. Mr Navalny said: “If
you want to challenge, please do. Do
your own investigations. Find your­
self facing several criminal prosecu­
tions. See half of your relatives go to
prison. And then yes, maybe, you can
have a go at leadership.”
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Alexei Navalny has been
convicted seven times
since announcing his presidential
run in December 2016. He says
that means he has spent every
fifth day of his campaign in jail.
Donald Trump launched a Twitter
attack against Democrats the day
before the first charges are expect­
ed to be filed as a result of the inves­
tigation into whether his campaign
team colluded with Russian offi­
cials during the 2016 US election.
Mr Trump and former cam­
paign members have denied any
wrongdoing in the matter that
Special Prosecutor Robert Mu­
eller, a former FBI Director, has
been investigating for several
months. The President posted a
Twitter rant about Hillary Clin­
ton, adding that there is “Repub­
lican ANGER and UNITY” about
the “lack of investigation” into a
dossier produced by former MI6
officer Christopher Steele.
The dossier, partly paid for by
Clinton campaign donors, con­
tained information about Mr
Trump’s alleged illicit behaviour
during a 2013 trip to Russia and
alleged ties between Trump sur­
rogates and Russian officials.
Mr Trump then tweeted on a se­
ries of other issues that have irked
him, including a deal made during
the Obama administration to sell
uranium to a Russian firm.
His last tweet was regarding
the timing of the charges, ex­
pected to come today. He said it
was not “coincidental” that they
would be filed in the same week
Republicans attempt to push a
tax reform bill through Congress.
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ICELAND
Ruling party loses majority as populists enjoy election surge
By Egill Bjarnason
IN REYKJAVIK
Iceland’s ruling Inde­
pendence Party took the
largest share of the vote
in the parliamentary
election but faces difficult
negotiations to form a new
government after populist
candidates showed unexpected
strength.
A record eight parties
won seats in Saturday’s
vote. The government,
which had been in power
only a year, collapsed
in September amid­
allegations the Prime Minis­
ter Bjarni Benediktsson’s (inset)
father backed efforts to help the job
prospects of a convicted paedophile.
Despite topping the poll, the Inde­
pendence Party saw its support dip to
25 per cent. The three­party govern­
ing coalition lost a total of 12 seats,
leaving it 11 seats shy of a majority
in parliament. The opposition Left
Green Movement finished second
with 17 per cent. “Everyone lost,” said
the political analyst Gunnar Smari
Egilsson. “The opposition gained no
seats while the ruling coalition lost 12
seats. Populists alone triumphed.”
The upstart Centre Party and
People’s Party exceeded expecta­
tions, winning 11 per cent and 7 per
cent of the vote, respectively, with
promises to work for the average
Icelander. AP
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Robots are
smart… but
not smart
enough
How close are computers to
taking over the world? Google
engineer Emmanuel Mogenet
talks to Rhiannon Williams
P
opular culture has taught
us to fear the inevitable
robot uprising. From
2001: A Space Odyssey
and Metropolis to The
Terminator and Blade Runner,
training machines to become more
intelligent than humans only ever
ends one way for us: badly. One
of the leading men in charge of
teaching machines to “think” as
humans do is Emmanuel Mogenet,
head of Google Research Europe.
Google is among the world
leaders in machine learning,
having trained machines to an
impressive degree in image and
speech-to-text recognition and
language translation. It is even
present in its search ranking
algorithms, across YouTube and
inside its Maps service.
Mogenet and his 130-strong
Zurich-based team specialise in
machine learning, dedicated to
training computers to become
smart. Google has become an
AI-first company, not by choice,
but because it must, Mogenet
says. Its digital helper Google
Assistant is currently being slowly
integrated into the company’s
phones and smart speakers,
while the long-term goal revolves
around the successful roll out of its
driverless cars into society – one
of the highest-profile AI projects
yet to overcome the obstacle of
general public unease.
Ask the 50-year-old French
engineer if we are right to be
afraid of AI, or more specifically,
what machines are capable of
once we teach them to become
smarter than ourselves, and it
quickly becomes apparent that
Mogenet, who joined Google
in 2006, is no Dr Miles Dyson.
Dr Dyson was the cybernetics
expert in The Terminator
who midwifed a computer
system which, according to the
Hollywood blockbuster film
franchise that epitomises the
threat from intelligent machines,
would eventually become so
sophisticated it was capable of
waging genocidal war on mankind.
Mogenet is sure machines will
never be cleverer than humans.
“Higher-level reasoning? Honestly,
I don’t even know if it’s possible
to put into a machine,” he says.
“We’re ages way from that, and
let me explain why,” he says.
Machine learning trains deep
neural networks, a technology
Mogenet likens to an information
sieve, to learn by example. For
instance, computers are trained
to recognise a cat within a
photograph by showing it millions
of cat pictures. Eventually, the
network starts to “remember”
what a cat looks like, and begins to
generalise and correctly identify
pictures of cats even if it hasn’t
seen that specific picture before.
Mr Mogenet first started
working with neural nets and
image processing back in 1993,
and is “truly amazed” at how
rapidly they’ve developed. “Deep
nets are very good at mimicking
parts of what a human brain does.
It’s what I would call the lower,
reptilian function of the brain.
Your capacity to recognise a cat,
for example, is not something
AlphaGo takes on a human Go
player in China AFP/GETTY IMAGES
WORLD FOCUS
Isis may have been expelled
but Raqqa remains in ruin
The caliphate’s former capital is a mere shell,
strewn with mines, writes Bethan McKernan
I
t takes a very long time to get
to Raqqa. The only way to
travel to the northern Syrian
city is to beg the Kurdish
Regional Government in Iraq
for permission to cross the border.
If you succeed, there’s a small
tributary of the Tigris that forms
a natural checkpoint between
the two countries and the river is
crossed by scrambling down its
banks to a small blue boat.
After that, it’s a two-day drive
west on bad roads. The desert
countryside turns green, then
sandy, then green again as the city
gets closer. Children splash around
in the irrigation channels on the
banks of the Euphrates in the
over 40 degree heat. More than
one truck driver stops to fill up a
bottle, even though it is not safe
to drink, because there are hardly
any other water sources left.
As Raqqa’s skyline draws closer,
the most noticeable thing about
Isis’s capital is how quiet it is.
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that’s specific to humans,” he says.
“A dog is definitely capable of
recognising a cat – these are not
higher intelligence functions, it’s
really just recognition. Very simple
lifeforms are already capable of
doing this, with very simple neural
networks. We are at the stage when
we can reproduce that part of the
human skill set.”
AI today is capable only of
those reptilian human skills,
basic patterns of recognition, not
something specific to humans.
“Higher-level intelligence
functions, like reasoning, inference
and other abstract concepts – at
this point, those are unique to
humans. That’s not something
neural networks are capable of
doing today. Common sense and
understanding of the world is also
out of reach for computers.” It
will take decades before machines
can be taught something close to
common sense, he believes.
The key limitation for current
AI systems is their narrow
capabilities. “A snake, meanwhile,
can do an amazing number of
different things. It can sleep, crawl,
hunt, smell, see, swim – an amazing
palette of things. Most AI systems
today do one thing, whether
playing Go, recognising cats or
translating. But take the system
Even the US coalition war planes
fly so high they aren’t always
audible before the thud of impact
and a cloud of smoke that darkens
the sky. The dust of grey rubble –
layers and layers of it – is still
almost the only thing that
stirs in the deserted
streets. Raqqa was
for the most part a
quiet country town
before Syria’s war
broke out. Now, it is
infamous around
the world.
The scars left by
the occupation and
battle are everywhere.
The jihadists’ black logo is still
emblazoned across many buildings.
The domes of mosques have caved
in from mortar strikes, their
windows blown out.
A science college in an eastern
neighbourhood is utterly destroyed
inside, the chairs and desks
propped up against the front
entrance as barricades. In one
classroom, a 10m deep tunnel was
Isis’s means of escape.
Ripped coverings,
which were stretched
across streets to
shield the jihadists’
movements, flutter
in the wind. There
are still makeshift
Isis barricades of
concrete across
major roads. But there
are no people.
An estimated 80 per
cent of Raqqa has been
destroyed. It is so heavily mined
by Isis it is not safe to step off the
road in most neighbourhoods; the
militants have been known to leave
improvised explosive devices to
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which translates from English to
Japanese and ask it to recognise
cats? Good luck.”
As humans we’re incredibly
versatile, adept at tasks our
brains were never designed for,
like accounting. “We forget how
amazing we are all the time,”
Mogenet says. “The nightmare
scenario is all wrong. On the
contrary, AI is going to bring about
a better world. It will take away all
of the things we’re essentially bad
at and free us to focus on things
we’re good at – creativity, intuition,
empathy. This is where we beat
machines flat out, and where they’re
nowhere near to replacing us.”
While humans have been
teaching machines to replicate
functions previously unique to us for
years, it’s only recently that they’ve
begun to better us. The defeat of
reigning world chess champion
Garry Kasparov in 1997 by IBM’s
Deep Blue computer paved the
way for the triumph of Google’s
AlphaGo program over Korean
Lee Sedol at the significantly
harder Chinese game Go in March
2016 – a landmark AI achievement
that experts agreed was at least a
decade ahead of its time.
Not content with beating us at
our own games, AI is also coming
for our jobs. A report compiled
by former US president Barack
Obama’s advisers recently warned
that up to half of all jobs could be
replaced by robots, and even the
famously pragmatic Mark Carney,
Governor of the Bank of England,
sparked concern by remarking
how every technological revolution
“mercilessly destroys jobs and
livelihoods” in a speech last year.
Machines instead will specialise
in skills humans have traditionally
struggled with, including
medical diagnosis and number
crunching. “In the future, I can
very well see the human doctor
fulfilling the need for human
interaction, whether being stern,
comprehensive or understanding,
while using an AI to do what
doctors are not particularly good
at: figuring out what the problem
actually is. The combined work
of the human and the machine
will wield a much better result for
the patient.” He pauses. “We’re
going to have machines and
humans working together to do
amazing things.”
slow the advance of their enemies,
and to inflict the maximum amount
of pain and death on innocent
people too.
Raqqa is a shell of a place. It is
so empty it does not feel like a real
city: it feels like walking around
some sort of dystopian theme park.
The only people calling the
city home at the moment are the
fighters who have liberated it –
which poses its own problems.
The flags of varying Kurdish
units are now everywhere in this
Arab majority town. Hardly any of
the houses are fit for purpose, there
is no running water and clearing all
the mines could take years.
The world rejoiced at the failure
of the Islamic State project. But at
the mercy of global powers and in
the midst of a war that is far from
over, Raqqa may never recover.
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The scandal is
not just what
MPs do – it’s
the cover-up
O
f all prime ministerial
perks, the most obscure
is the gossip. Everyone
knows about the grand
houses, the quality
time with the monarch, and the
power to go to war. But even those
unimpressed by Chequers, warfare
and the annual weekend ma’aming it
up at Balmoral might be tempted by
all the juicy goss.
God knows why it took Harvey
Weinstein to reawaken interest in
the distasteful and repugnant ways
male politicians maltreat women.
But one distant aftershock from the
Hollywood quake is the revelation
that the Chief Whip pops in once
a week to brief the PM about what
her or his naughtiest MPs have
been up to.
Here, as elsewhere, the incumbent
seems tragically unsuited to her
post. Can you think of a politician
less interested in tittle, or come
to that tattle, than Theresa May?
The Prime Minister’s reaction to
such tidings, so the papers report,
isn’t to suck her teeth and murmur:
“Well, I never! A top of the range
Dyson V8, you say?” It’s a worldweary: “Why can’t they just do their
jobs?” It confirms her lethal lack
of imagination. Shackled to that
Arthur Askey husband at Oxford,
focused on her career ever since, she
has been left a stranger to the more
recherché corners of carnal desire
by a narrow, sheltered life.
But being bemused by how others
are diverted from their constituency
duties and red boxes by urges
straddling the sexual spectrum –
that’s no excuse for tolerating abuse.
Whips of all parties have always
accumulated filth on MPs to use
for blackmail. You get the flavour
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from House of Cards, in which
Francis Urquhart uses his black
book of sexual transgressions to
destroy his leadership rivals and
bully backbenchers.
But what if, as you might assume,
the files in the safe contain wellsourced allegations of sexual
harassment and assault? Might that
leave a PM who turned a blind eye
technically liable to prosecution as
an accessory after the fact, or for
conspiring to pervert the course
of justice?
While the case of Mark Garnier,
minister for “Brexit trade” has
no criminal implications, it is less
hilarious than our more Neanderthal
MPs will think. In the hours since the
story broke, Garnier has admitted
addressing his secretary as “sugar
tits”, and sending her into a Soho
shop to buy a brace of vibrators on
his behalf.
With Stephen Crabb, one of the
rivals who cleared May’s path to
power in a fashion eerily similar
to Urquhart’s, it is worse. Having
quit his leadership bid when outed
for sexting, Crabb now fesses up to
having sent “explicit messages” to a
woman of 19 he interviewed for a job
in 2013 when a minister for Wales.
But what of the gravest suspicions
and allegations, contemporary and
“historical”, secreted in the whips’
safes? There must be hundreds of
misdemeanours far more serious
than “sugar tits” and sexting
buried there.
There must be
misdemeanours
far more serious
than sexting
This scandal isn’t about Garnier
and Crabb, two among dozens of
MPs whose private lives would
no doubt illuminate the rancid
inadequacies of the middle-aged
male if brought to public notice. The
scandal, as usual, is the cover-up. It’s
a whipping system designed to hide
misdemeanours and use them later
for political gain.
At its more banal, it perpetuates
hypocrisies such as Crabb running
for PM, however briefly, on the
Christian family values ticket. At
its vilest, it may have helped enable
Cyril Smith to abuse children when
he should have been serving time.
If May is serious about curing this
chronic infection in the bloodstream
of the body politic, she will fight it
with sunlight. Wherever there is
strong evidence of a sexual offence,
moral or criminal or both, it should
be removed from the whips’ safe and
exposed to the cleansing light of day.
But I don’t imagine May will do
that. She can’t afford to, as the
figurehead of a boys’ club whose
male members would scream
“witch-hunt!” if she did, and the
hostage of a tottering government
that could fall at any time for any
number of reasons.
So fragile is her house of cards
that the sacking of two or three
ministers known for abusing their
power over women could bring it
down. This is why May’s approach to
this problem will, I expect, contrast
with those MPs who have yet to
learn how not to mistreat women.
She will be resolutely hands-off.
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CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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8.30pm, BBC2
She’s back, and if the exterior footage
is to be believed then Nigella Lawson
has downsized from Belgravia to a
bijou terrace in Notting Hill Gate.
She’s looking trim, too, which
somewhat belies her claim to be a
midnight snacker on “emergency
chocolate brownies” (recipe supplied)
and shoestring fries (ditto – the only
use Lawson can make of the
spiraliser otherwise cluttering up
her store cupboard). Stylistically,
little has changed, entertaining
friends, flaring her eyes and smiling
orgiastically as she tucks into her
chicken tray bakes and “Turkishinspired eggs” – the secret of egg
poaching supplied on the side. It’s a
whole new use for a tea-strainer.
8.30pm, BBC1
The last-ever visit to 1970s Tyneside
and the beat of Martin Shaw’s
eponymous copper – Peter
Flannery’s drama having been an
intermittently regular BBC1 crime
show without ever really touching
the popularity of Inspector Morse and
its spinoffs. While Gently testifies
against corrupt Met officers as he
prepares to retire, he is persuaded to
take on one last investigation and
re-opens the case of a woman who
was murdered four years previously.
Nigella: At My Table
Inspector George Gently
===
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents
9pm, BBC2
This documentary series is as
gripping as any spy thriller and
proof that such programmes don’t
necessarily need presenters
flouncing about in front of the
camera, especially when you have a
terrific roster of historians adding
background and analysis to the
vigorous narration. I particularly like
Lisa Hilton and her conclusion that
Elizabeth I’s court favourite, the Earl
of Essex, “was an idiot” – albeit a
dangerous idiot. The meat of this
second episode is the rivalry
between Essex and spymaster
Robert Cecil (as played in Gunpowder
by Mark Gatiss).
===
A Very Royal Wedding
9pm, ITV
Another week and another royal
anniversary. Alexander Armstrong
doffs the cap in this documentary
about the marriage of Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip on 20 November,
1947. It features clips from the
Queen’s private home movie
collection. Joan Collins and Sheila
Hancock are among those sharing
their memories.
===
Coming Home: Bowe Bergdahl
vs The United States
9pm, BBC4
In a case that echoes the TV drama
Homeland, US army sergeant Bowe
Bergdahl walked out of his base in
Afghanistan and then spent five
years as a prisoner of the Taliban,
during which time several failed
rescue operations led to US soldiers
being badly wounded. Was he
“turned” as a mujahid during his
captivity, as some suggest? Released
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Amol Rajan (S).
7.30 Inside Out
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights The
Grand Prix of
Malaysia (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Great
Continental
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.40 FILM: Shallow
Hal (Bobby
Farrelly, Peter
Farrelly 2001)
Comedy, with
Gwyneth
Paltrow (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Inspector
George Gently
The detective
takes on his
final case (S).
8.00 University
Challenge (S).
8.30 Nigella: At
My Table New
series (S).
8.00 The Harbour
New series (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street Seb
causes ructions
between Anna
and Faye (S).
8.00 Is Britain Full?:
Channel 4
Dispatches (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 All New Traffic
Cops Criminals
using back
roads to operate
under cover of
darkness (S).
8.00 The Lady Who
Flew Africa: The
Aviatrix (R) (S).
8.55 FilmFear
Interview
Special Gareth
Tunley and
Tom Meeten
talk about The
Ghoul (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 Elizabeth I’s
Secret Agents
The Earl of
Essex tries
to take over
Robert Cecil’s
spy network (S).
9.00 A Very Royal
Wedding The
marriage of
the Queen and
Prince Philip (S).
9.00 999: What’s
Your
Emergency?
New series (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7 A
low bridge has
to be assessed
after it is hit by
a van. Last in
the series (S).
9.00 Coming Home:
Bowe Bergdahl
vs The United
States (S).
9.00 FILM: The
Transporter
(Louis Leterrier,
Corey Yuen
2002) Action,
starring Jason
Statham (S).
9.00 Family Guy (S).
9.30 Ghosted New
series. Comedy,
starring Adam
Scott (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).
10.00Motherland
Comedy,
starring Anna
Maxwell Martin
(R) (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.10 ITV News;
Weather (S).
10.40 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
10.55 After The News
(S).
10.00First Dates
Used-car
salesman Joey
has a date
with a fashion
blogger (S).
10.00FILM:
Poltergeist
(Gil Kenan
2015) Premiere.
Horror remake,
starring Sam
Rockwell (S).
10.30 The Secret
Rules Of
Modern Living:
Algorithms
(R) (S).
10.45 FILM: The Ghoul
(Gareth Tunley
2016) Premiere.
Psychological
thriller, starring
Tom Meeten (S).
10.00Timewasters
Curtis returns
from the future
looking for
revenge (S).
10.30 American Dad!
(S).
11.30 Anthony
Joshua: The
Fight Of My Life
(R) (S).
11.15 Harry Potter:
A History Of
Magic (R) (S).
11.25 Gordon Ramsay
On Cocaine
Gordon Ramsay
concludes his
investigation (R)
(S).
11.05 Heartless
New series.
Supernatural
Danish drama,
starring
Sebastian
Jessen (S).
11.50 FILM: The
Descent (Neil
Marshall
2005) Horror,
starring Shauna
Macdonald (S).
11.30 Lost Kingdoms
Of Central
America The
history of
the people of
ancient Costa
Rica (R) (S).
12.05 The Graham Norton
Show (R) (S). 1.00 BBC
News (S).
12.15 Lucy Worsley’s
Nights At The Opera (R) (S).
1.15 Sign Zone: See Hear
On Tour: Amsterdam (R)
(S). 1.45 Sign Zone: Out Of
Jail: Free To Offend Again?
– Panorama (R) (S). 2.15
Sign Zone: Countryfile (R).
12.20 The Jonathan
Ross Show (R) (S). 1.15
Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.00 Celebrity Hunted
(R) (S). 1.00 How’d You Get
So Rich? (R) (S). 1.40 The
Simpsons (R) (S). 2.05 FILM:
Wild Tales (Damian Szifron
2014) (S). 4.05 Best Of Both
Worlds (R) (S). 5.00 Kirstie’s
Vintage Gems (R) (S).
1.40 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
GPs: Behind Closed Doors
(R) (S). 4.00 My Mum’s
Hotter Than Me! (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 House Busters (R) (S).
5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
12.30 The Lost Libraries
Of Timbuktu (R) (S). 1.30
Annabel’s Nightclub: A
String Of Naked Lightbulbs
(R) (S). 2.30 I Know Who
You Are (R) (S). 3.45 Close
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Countryfile Autumn
Diaries (S). 10.00 Homes
Under The Hammer (R) (S).
11.00 Getting The Builders
In (S). 11.45 Fugitives (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 (R) (S).
4.30 Antiques Road Trip
(R) (S). 5.15 Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
A look back at ‘A Very
Royal Wedding’ in 1947
9pm, ITV
Martin Shaw’s gruff cop
prepares to take on one
last case in ‘Inspector
George Gently’
8.30pm, BBC1
Bowe Bergdahl in the
report ‘Coming Home’
9pm, BBC4
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). 9.00 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 9.30 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show (R)
(S). 10.20 Dinner Date (R)
(S). 11.20 Dress To Impress
(R) (S). 12.20 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.50 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.20
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.50 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (S). 2.45 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 3.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
4.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
6.00 Dress To
Impress Three
Cardiff men try
to win a date (R)
(S).
11.05 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.30 Family Guy (R)
(S).
11.55 American Dad!
(R) (S).
12.30 FILM: Evil Dead
(Fede Alvarez 2013) Horror
remake, starring Jane
Levy (S). 2.25 FILM: Rec 2
(Jaume Balaguero, Paco
Plaza 2009) Horror sequel,
starring Jonathan Mellor
(S). 4.00 Close
12.25 Release The Hounds
(R) (S). 1.30 Release
The Hounds: Famous
& Freaked (R) (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
in a much-criticised hostage swap in
2014, Bergdahl was attacked by
Donald Trump during last year’s
presidential campaign (Trump
suggesting he deserved to be shot for
leaving his post) and was recently
convicted of desertion. Sean Langan,
himself once an unwilling guest of
the Taliban, meets Bergdahl.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
Heartless
11.05pm, Channel 4
This superior supernatural saga
from Denmark follows twins
Sebastian and Sofie, who have no
choice but to suck the life force from
people around them in order to stay
alive. Seeking to overcome this
family curse, they enrol as pupils
at a decidedly sinister boarding
school. Hogwarts it isn’t.
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
2.05am, Channel 4
(Damián Szifron, 2014)
This Argentine anthology of six
devious little revenge stories is
blackly comic, subversive, cynical
and unpredictable but impressively
controlled. The best of them are about
small events spiralling out of control,
or begin with everyday people
pushing back against life’s ordinary
little indignities. For example: the
one that begins with a man protesting
over a parking fine and then piles
indignity upon tribulation until he
winds up planning and executing an
act of full-scale civil disobedience
involving high explosives. The film
was an arthouse hit in this country,
but has been described as a “social
phenomenon” in Argentina.
6.50pm, TCM
(Michael Curtiz, 1945)
Joan Crawford got an Oscar for her
role in this high-gloss adaptation of
James M Cain’s pulp melodrama, but
it’s young Ann Blyth as her teenage
daughter who is the film’s darkly
beating heart.
Wild Tales
Mildred Pierce
===
The Mist
9pm, Horror Channel
(Frank Darabont, 2007)
The shoppers in a small-town
supermarket are besieged when a mist
with something horrible lurking in it
rolls in. This big-budget adaptation of
another Stephen King story from the
director of The Shawshank Redemption
is smart, well-paced and rather bleak.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (R) (S). 7.55
Wild At Heart (R) (S). 8.55
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.20
Judge Judy (R) (S). 9.50
Judge Judy (R) (S). 10.15
Inspector Morse (R) (S).
12.35 Wild At Heart (R)
(S). 1.35 Heartbeat (R) (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (R) (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (R) (S).
3.40 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 5.55 Heartbeat (R) (S).
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).
9.30 The Dog Whisperer
(R) (S). 10.00 Big Cats: An
Amazing Animal Family
(R) (S). 11.00 Modern
Family (R) (S). 11.30
Modern Family (R) (S).
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
(S). 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R)
(S). 3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 4.00 Stargate SG-1
(R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 5.30 Futurama
(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 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.55 The Supervet
A Russian blue
cat is brought in
with a shattered
jaw (R) (S).
6.00 Futurama (R).
6.30 The Simpsons
The family
visits the home
planet of Kang
and Kodos (R)
(S).
6.00 House The
medic learns his
father has died
(R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A barn
conversion in
Surrey (R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
A billionaire
inventor comes
to town (R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
(R) (S).
8.00 Supergirl Eliza
throws Alex
and Maggie a
wedding shower
(S).
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny and Baez
investigate the
case of a cop
who has gone
AWOL (R) (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
7.00 Charmed (R) (S). 8.00
Charmed (R) (S). 9.00 Rules
Of Engagement (R) (S).
9.30 Rules Of Engagement
(R) (S). 10.00 Black-ish
(R) (S). 10.30 Black-ish (R)
(S). 11.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 11.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R)
(S). 12.00 New Girl (R) (S).
12.30 New Girl (R) (S). 1.00
The Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
1.30 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 2.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 2.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 3.30 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
4.00 New Girl (R) (S). 4.30
New Girl (R) (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (R) (S). 5.30
Stage School (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 FILM: The Mark Of
Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian
1940) Swashbuckling
adventure, starring Tyrone
Power (S). 11.20 Food
Unwrapped (R) (S). 11.55
Time Team (R) (S). 12.55
Time Team (R) (S). 2.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 2.30
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 3.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 3.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 4.10
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 4.50 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (R) (S). 5.50 A Place
In The Sun: Summer Sun
(R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
investigates
the death of
a newspaper
tycoon (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Streetmate A
personal trainer
is on the hunt
for a partner in
Leeds (R) (S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders A man
is mauled to
death by a wild
boar (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
spills one
of Leonard’s
secrets (R) (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
10.00Lewis A
babysitter is
murdered (R) (S).
12.00 Inspector Morse (R)
(S). 2.10 ITV3 Nightscreen
2.30 Teleshopping
i MONDAY
30 OCTOBER 2017
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 Alice
Levine 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
Alice Levine 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 Radio 1’s Specialist Chart
With Phil Taggart 10.00 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 Sian Anderson 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Sian Anderson
7.00 MistaJam 10.00 Twin B
1am Friction 4.00 Friction
BBC Radio 2
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Tiff tells Louise
she still loves
Sam (S).
9.00 Vet On The Hill
New series.
Return of the
documentary
(S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own With
John McEnroe,
Jimmy Carr and
Alesha Dixon (R)
(S).
9.00 The Trip To
Spain Steve and
Rob head down
the Dinosaur
Route (R) (S).
9.35 The Trip To
Spain (R) (S).
10.00Tattoo Fixers:
Stand Up To
Cancer Famous
faces show their
support for the
charity (R) (S).
10.00Bear About
The House:
Living With My
Supersized Pet
(R) (S).
10.00Bounty Hunters
Comedy drama,
starring Jack
Whitehall (R) (S).
10.10 Curb Your
Enthusiasm (S).
10.50 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver (S).
11.00 Trigger Happy
TV Hidden
camera prank
show, with Dom
Joly (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A 36-yearold man is
involved in a
high-speed road
traffic collision
(R) (S).
11.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
11.30 The Simpsons
Springfield
is inundated
with Christmas
tourists (R) (S).
11.25 Real Time With
Bill Maher
The comic
invites guests
to discuss the
week’s events
(R).
12.05 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 12.35 Rude Tube (R)
(S). 1.40 Made In Chelsea
(R) (S). 2.35 First Dates
(R) (S). 3.30 Tattoo Fixers:
Stand Up To Cancer (R) (S).
4.25 Black-ish (R) (S). 4.45
Charmed (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.05 Vet On The Hill (R) (S).
2.05 24 Hours In A&E (R)
(S). 3.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Uncut (R) (S). 3.55 Close
12.00 A League Of Their
Own – Best Bits (R) (S).
1.00 The Force: North East
(R) (S). 2.00 Strike Back (S).
3.00 Brit Cops: War On
Crime (R) (S). 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R) (S). 5.00
The Dog Whisperer (R) (S).
12.35 Vice Principals (R).
1.10 The Deuce (R) (S).
2.20 The Wire (R) (S). 3.35
Californication (R). 4.10
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.05
The West Wing (R) (S).
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Blues Show With
Paul Jones 8.00 Radio 2 In
Concert 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 Halloween Special
5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. 9.00
Essential Classics. With
Armando Iannucci. 12noon
Composer Of The Week: Elgar.
The life and career of Edward
Elgar through his muses and
friends. 1.00 News 1.02 Radio
3 Lunchtime Concert. Chamber
ensemble Florilegium perform
baroque masterpieces. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. Tom
McKinney showcases recent
recordings by Ulster Orchestra.
5.00 In Tune. With live music
by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.
7.00 In Tune Mixtape. In Tune’s
specially curated playlist: a mix
of music, including Tenebrae
and Gil Shaham. 7.30 Radio 3
In Concert. Daniel Barenboim
conducts the West-Eastern
Divan Orchestra in Strauss
and Tchaikovsky. 10.00 Music
Matters. Interviews with
Howard Skempton and Martyn
Brabbins. 10.45 The Essay: The
Meaning Of Flowers. 11.00
Jazz Now. 12.30am Through
The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Living With The
Gods 10.00 Woman’s Hour
11.00 Impotential 11.30 Susan
Calman: Keep Calman Carry On
12noon News 12.04 Five Green
Bottles 12.15 You And Yours
12.57 Weather 1.00 The World
At One 1.45 Book Of The Week:
Anthony Powell: Dancing To
The Music Of Time 2.00 The
Archers 2.15 Drama: Pilgrim
3.00 Quote – Unquote 3.30 The
Food Programme 4.00 Hull
2017: I Wish To Communicate
With You 4.30 The Digital
Human. The appetite for
ONDEMAND
The End Of The
****ing World
All4
Alienated teens go on the run
in this well-acted drama.
The Work: Four Days To
Redemption – Storyville
BBC iPlayer
Extraordinary account of
group therapy in a US prison.
Mindhunter
Netflix
David Fincher’s drama about
an FBI agent who enters the
minds of serial killers.
digital content. 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 The Unbelievable
Truth. With Mark Steel, Holly
Walsh, Tony Hawks and Fred
MacAulay. 7.00 The Archers.
The residents of Ambridge
receive shocking news. 7.15
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Living With The Gods.
A reflection on people’s
relationship with the dead. 8.00
The Confidence Trick. New
series. The part confidence
plays in life. 8.30 Analysis.
A look at how the European
Union might change after
Brexit. 9.00 Natural Histories.
Brett Westwood meets a
rhinoceros nose-to-nose. 9.30
Start The Week. A discussion
on the human relationship
with the animal kingdom.
10.00 The World Tonight.
With Ritula Shah. 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: The Book Of Dust,
Part One: La Belle Sauvage. By
Philip Pullman. 11.00 Word
Of Mouth. Michael Rosen and
Laura Wright explore the
origins of pub names. Last
in the series. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Presented by
Susan Hulme. 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Book Of
The Week: Anthony Powell:
Dancing To The Music Of Time
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping Forecast 5.30 News
Briefing 5.43 Prayer For The
Day 5.45 Farming Today 5.58
Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
9.45am Daily Service 12.01pm
Shipping Forecast 5.54
Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Sherlock Holmes With
Carleton Hobbs 6.30 Blues
Run The Game 7.00 Millport
7.30 The Unbelievable Truth
8.00 Hello Cheeky 8.30 Dad’s
Army 9.00 Just A Minute 9.30
Tomorrow, Today! 10.00 Emma
11.00 New Irish Writing 11.15
Tommies 12noon Hello Cheeky
12.30 Dad’s Army 1.00 Sherlock
Holmes With Carleton Hobbs
1.30 Blues Run The Game 2.00
Jane Eyre 2.15 Cosmic Quest
Pick
ofthe
day
Radio 2 In
Concert
29
8pm, BBC Radio 2
Jo Whiley
welcomes
Grammy Awardwinning funk
star Nile Rodgers
(above) and his band
Chic to perform
some of their hits
live at the BBC’s
Radio Theatre.
2.30 A Kind Of Loving 2.45
On Wheels 3.00 Emma 4.00
Just A Minute 4.30 Tomorrow,
Today! 5.00 Millport 5.30 The
Unbelievable Truth 6.00 The
Tomb 6.30 A Good Read 7.00
Hello Cheeky 7.30 Dad’s Army
8.00 Sherlock Holmes With
Carleton Hobbs 8.30 Blues
Run The Game 9.00 New Irish
Writing 9.15 Tommies 10.00
Comedy Club: The Unbelievable
Truth 10.30 Comedy Club:
Steven Appleby’s Normal Life
10.45 Comedy Club: Earls
Of The Court 11.00 Comedy
Club: The News Quiz Extra
11.45 Comedy Club: Paperback
Hell 12mdn’t The Tomb 12.30
A Good Read 1.00 Sherlock
Holmes With Carleton Hobbs
1.30 Blues Run The Game 2.00
Jane Eyre 2.15 Cosmic Quest
2.30 A Kind Of Loving 2.45
On Wheels 3.00 Emma 4.00
Just A Minute 4.30 Tomorrow,
Today! 5.00 Millport 5.30 The
Unbelievable Truth
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5
Live Daily With Adrian Chiles
1pm Afternoon Edition 4.00
5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport
8.00 5 Live Sport: Premier
League Football 2017-18 10.00
Flintoff, Savage And The Ping
Pong Guy 10.30 Sam Walker
1am Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15 Wake Up To
Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Tom Ravenscroft 1pm
Stuart Maconie 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley 9.00
Gideon Coe 12mdn’t 6 Music
Recommends With Lauren
Laverne 1.00 The First Time
2.00 The Fats Domino Story
2.30 6 Music Live Hour 3.30
6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00 Chris
Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert. Jane Jones discusses
advice today’s musicians were
given as youngsters. 10.00
Smooth Classics 1am Sam
Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
Heart
6am Jamie And Emma 9.00
Toby Anstis 1pm Zoe Hardman
4.00 JK And Lucy 7.00 Sian
Welby 10.00 Kat Shoob 1am
Simon Beale 4.00 Jenni
Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With Joey Barton
10.00 Jim White 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1am Extra Time
With Adam Catterall
P
Travel
After the earthquake
Mexico City is welcoming
festival tourists as it
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aul Pulford can’t keep still.
He jigs around from foot to
foot, scrabbles fruitlessly
in his pockets for cigarette
papers, repeatedly scrapes
the hair out of his eyes. All the time
a torrent of words gushes from his
lips – urgent, funny, impetuous,
heartbreaking. In four hours he does
not pause for breath.
It’s partly nervous energy, partly
irrepressible enthusiasm, but
chiefly it’s the habitual jitteriness of
the junkie, a restlessness that can
never be stilled. “For seven years,”
he explains, “I was on the street. I
was a heroin addict, an alcoholic,
I had mental health problems. I
didn’t care if I woke up the
next morning, and I wasn’t
going to survive another
winter outdoors…”
It’s a story he’s
told to many people
– to Boris Johnson
and Barbara
Windsor, and to
schoolchildren,
tweedy gentlefolk
from the RHS and
countless other dossers
and crackheads. Best of all,
it has a happy ending. For the
former junkie is now head gardener
of a garden on the Southbank on top
of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
It is a haven for birds, bees,
butterflies, wild flowers, harassed
office workers and lost souls like
himself. More than 150 different
kinds of native British herbs and
flowers bloom between orchard and
ornamental trees in raised beds,
where charms of goldfinches descend
at dawn to feast on the teasels, and
wrens thread the air with their
improbably loud song.
This oasis has been created by Paul
and his team of gardeners, Grounded
Ecotherapy, a social enterprise. All
are service users, formerly homeless,
most wrestling with a drug or alcohol
habit. Piquantly, the garden was
recently voted one of the coolest
places in London to stop for a drink.
The average life expectancy for
a homeless man in the UK is 42
years. Paul was already 45 when, in
around 2002, he was persuaded by an
outreach worker to move into a hostel
– a first tentative step in turning his
life around. He should remember,
she urged him, who he was before life
took a wrong turn, what made him
happy as a child, what he had wanted
to be when he grew up. “That bit
was easy,” he says. “I’ve always been
interested in nature. I wanted to be
a nature warden on a reserve – it
seemed like the best job in the world.”
Paul never knew his natural
parents. But he counted himself
lucky to have been adopted by a
couple in Havant, near Portsmouth,
the second of five adopted children.
There was little money, but it was
a happy childhood. They lived on a
the very edge of a council estate, so
Paul had only to cross the road and
he could be off in the woods and the
fields, watching the butterflies and
insects and building dens. Paul’s dad
used a wheelchair, so Paul did the
gardening. At 12 he was given his first
gardening book for Christmas – The
Reader’s Digest Gardening Year. He
studied it avidly and started growing
vegetables, wandering into the
woods with a saw to cut hazel poles
for his runner beans. He would rise at
midnight and cycle through the night
to search for birds’ eggs.
So Paul looked back over the
Gardening helped
Paul Pulford to
recover from
heroin addiction
CHARLIE HOPKINSON
Back to
nature
For seven years, Paul Pulford was a drug addict
living on the streets. He tells Ambra Edwards
how creating a public garden turned his life around.
Photographs by Charlie Hopkinson
wreckage of his life, and remembered
the peace of the woods and the
garden, and presented himself at
Spitalfields City Farm in east London
as a volunteer. Next, he applied to
do an NVQ in conservation work,
learning all kinds of landscape skills.
“There were just 12 places –
me, another bloke and 10 yummy
mummies.” The yummy mummies
loved him – he would thrill them in
the minibus with hair-raising tales of
his drug-fuelled past.
“To come off the heroin is the most
horrific thing,” he says baldly, without
self-pity. “There’s not many people
that manage it. And most of them are
on methadone for life. I had to keep
moving because my brain was still
screaming for heroin. I was taking
methadone, but your brain does
not stop thinking about heroin for a
second. I’m only just getting there
now – it takes as long to come off as
you were on it, and I stuck needles in
my arm every day for seven years.”
Finding himself unable to relax,
he started building a garden at
the hostel where he was staying
in east London. “I’d finish the
day’s volunteering and then go out
collecting wood from skips to build
raised beds. Everyone thought I was
mad, out in that courtyard.”
Then one by one, people started
coming out to help, quietly, without
saying much. Within a month
they were producing their first
veg. And Paul began to notice how
much calmer he felt, and how his
methadone dosage was coming down
week by week.
The pace never slackened. Paul
created a new wildlife garden at
Spitalfields that won second prize in
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Hackney in Bloom 2005. On Sundays
he worked with young offenders.
The hostel gardeners built a wildlife
garden for a local school.
Sometimes there would be five
of them, sometimes 10, sometimes
more. He called his group Grounded,
because that was how he felt. “I
knew that everything I was doing
was healing me.”’
Paul took a green woodworking
course, won funding for tools, and
began to share his new skills. And bit
by bit, Grounded was asked to take
on new projects in the community.
Its big break came in 2009, when
the Eden Project, working with
various prisons and homeless
groups, created the Key Garden at
the Chelsea Flower Show. Grounded
was invited to work on it.
The following year Eden secured
funding for the Places of Change
Garden. Paul was invited to design
one of its five zones. It was a runaway
success, and attracted masses of
media attention.
So when, in 2011, London’s
Southbank Centre approached the
Eden Project to create a sustainable
roof garden, they asked Grounded
to build it. It opened to the public
initially for one summer, as part
of the centre’s 60th anniversary
celebrations. It was so popular that
it remained in place.
The Grounded team was
awarded an Ecominds grant, which
encourages people affected by
mental health issues to get involved
in the great outdoors. This meant
Paul could finally be paid for his work
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and earn a living as a professional
gardener, moving into his own flat.
“I’m poor as a church mouse,” he
reflects, “but I’m rich in other ways.”
When Paul was 14, his father died.
He left school at 16 and trained as
a hairdresser, then a girlfriend
persuaded him to go to college
for A-levels. But this soon proved
To feel something
alive, to be outside,
is to experience
something real
beyond the family’s means. So he got
a job selling books door to door. He
was brilliant at it, making so much
money he bought a sports car.
Then he and his girlfriend went
to Ibiza for the summer, and he
smoked his first joint. He went
back a second year, and developed
a speed habit, which he financed by
dealing drugs. He travelled to India,
Thailand, South America, ingesting
every pharmaceutical he could lay
his hands on. Then, in 1988 and the
ecstasy-fuelled Summer of Love,
Paul went out and hit the London
club scene with all the skills he’d
learnt in Ibiza. He made stacks
of cash again, lost it again, had a
breakdown, went back to his mum,
got clean.
What he didn’t know then was
that he was suffering from bipolar
disorder, self-medicating with drugs
during the downers. In the 1990s he
made a living buying jewellery and
textiles in India and selling them at
markets and festivals.
But in a cave in Dharamsala he
discovered opium. As he tells it now,
he was the wide-eyed innocent –
getting on a plane home, thinking
he had malaria, not understanding
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why he felt so ill, being rushed
from Heathrow in an ambulance,
not realising he was an addict
going cold turkey. Once he knew, it
was a slippery slope to heroin and
the street.
“Living on the street was payback
time for all the harm I did. I was
depressed for years, but now I wake
up happy every day because I’m
helping other people. And I know the
secret of a good life. I want to help
people get over their mental health
problems. Not everyone in my group
is a natural, passionate gardener, but
to feel something alive, whether tree
or soil, to be outside, is to experience
something real, to get back in touch
with where we came from.”
Paul is immensely proud that
Grounded has already paved the
way back into work for four of its
members, now all employed as
gardeners. The group went on to
cement their credentials by taking
the horticulture course at the Eden
Project. Every one of them passed.
“My life is knackering, but
wonderful,” he says. “I’m the nature
warden I wanted to be, but I have the
opportunity to talk to loads more
people, to try to turn them on to
what’s in my head. This is me paying
back nature for all
those eggs I stole.”
This is an edited
extract from ‘Head
Gardeners’ by
Ambra Edwards
(Pimpernel
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More information
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Hundreds of people
painted as skeletons
danced through the city
centre last week
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Coming back to life
A month after the devastating earthquake, this year’s Day of
the Dead festivities will be particularly poignant in Mexico
City, where tourists have yet to return, writes SusannahRigg
T
here’s a chill in the air
but the sky is a brilliant blue. The sun is
shining. The rain that
pelted down on the
city during the rainy season has
begun to ease and cool winds that
always seem to accompany the
Day of the Dead can be felt across
the mega-metropolis. It is just
over a month since the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook central Mexico, most devastatingly
in Mexico City.
The sounds of Mexico’s capital,
which fell silent in the days following 19 September’s deadly quake
are back in full force. Honking
horns, the tamale guy shouting
his wares, the whine of the oldmetal collector, the high pitched
squeal of the sweet potato seller
and the strum of the passing entertainer’s guitar, provide a comforting soundtrack of normality.
The city is functioning close
to normal once again, but signs
of the earthquake can be seen
all around. Certain streets are
hidden behind cordons, some
collapsed buildings remain uncleared and others are now empty
lots that have become memorial
sites where tributes are left.
Deconstruction and recon-
Ancestors are
encouraged back with
flowers, delicious food
and beautiful music
struction are already beginning. Some buildings need to be
repaired while others must be
pulled down. Everything happens
little by little – explosives cannot
be used to demolish buildings
which are in such close proximity
to others. So engineers chip away
slowly. Chip, chip, chip, a new
soundtrack for the city.
In the immediate wake of this
disaster, solidarity was a saving
grace. Young and old, rich and
poor, all working together, help-
ing each other. Now, a kind of
collective shock remains, though
it lessens day by day. Chip, chip,
chip. The citizens slowly knock
away at the remaining fear, the
shock that resides in the body.
Tourists are already making
their way back to the city. Some
came immediately, trips already
booked, ready to see what awaited them – an equally impressive
city seemed to be the verdict, just
functioning at a different pace.
Many, however, cancelled.
Hotel occupancy dropped to just
30 per cent. It’s low season, admittedly, but this is still half the
normal level. Domestic arrivals
to Mexico City’s International
Airport fell by 3.8 per cent in the
month of September.
The trendy neighbourhoods of
Roma and Condesa, two of the
hardest hit, remain quieter
than normal. Restaurants
offer promotions, specials
deals to chip, chip, chip
their way back from
the deficit left after
weeks with fewer
punters, and days
of cooking for
free for volunteers and rescue workers.
Is it safe to come to Mexico?
Absolutely. Yes, this country
sits on fault lines. Yes, Mexico
City was built on a lake bed that
shakes like jelly when the plates
readjust themselves. But, as the
Ministry of Tourism is reminding
people in a statement: “Of the two
million buildings in Mexico City,
only 38 fell.” This doesn’t serve to
diminish the tragedy and loss of
life, but it does lend perspective.
Tourist attractions and museums are open, transport is fully
functioning, cafés and bars on
still-pretty plazas are business
as usual. The clink, clink, clink of
coffee cups and mezcal glasses
are another part of a welcome
soundtrack of a city coming back
to life.
Right now, Mexico City is preparing for the Day of the Dead
– festivities that run from 31 October to 2 November – an event
that is perhaps even more poignant this year.
The markets, already replete
with skeletons, sugar skulls and
marigold flowers will continue to
fill, the smell of flowers and copal
incense spicing the air. Sugary
Day of the Dead bread is being
baked in panaderias across the
city, ready to be dipped into a
warming hot chocolate.
In preparation, last week hundreds of men and women, their
faces elaborately painted as la
Calavera Catrina – “the elegant
skeleton”, the icon of the festivities – danced their way down the
city’s central Paseo de la Reforma. Tomorrow, cemeteries will
light up with candles and graves
will be decorated, ready for the
ancestors to visit.
It remains to be seen whether
the return of the ancestors will
herald the return of tourism to
Mexico City. However, just as
the ancestors are encouraged
back to visit with flowers, sweet
smells, delicious food and beautiful music, it is hoped that these
same temptations will help to
restore a healthy flow of tourists
back to Mexico’s dynamic capital.
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t’s known as the world’s oldest
profession, yet for the most part,
prostitution remains shrouded
in secrecy, such is the stigma
surrounding the sex trade.
And the voices that could shed
the most light on the industry have
historically been the most stifled:
those of the workers themselves. Even
the term “sex workers”, as opposed to
“prostitutes”, is considered controversial by some critics, but that is how
the cast and crew of The Sex Workers’
Opera define themselves.
First staged in 2014, this production fuses opera with hip hop while
offering audiences an insight into the
experiences of sex workers around
the world. Following a string of sellout performances across Britain,
Ireland and Greece, this autumn
sees the company embark on its first
tour, with shows in London, Sheffield,
Cambridge and Somerset.
The cast and crew comprise a
mixture of sex workers and “friends
and allies”, according to co-director
Siobhan Knox, granting those who
don’t wish to “out” themselves with
some degree of protection.
Performer Charlie Rose entered
the sex industry aged 19 in 1997 when
she began modelling for an adult
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magazine. After starting a family (she has two children – a son
aged 18, and a daughter, 17) Rose
became a teacher. Later she joined
an escort agency and subsequently
went independent.
Rose has been involved in The Sex
Workers’ Opera since its inception.
She sees it as an opportunity to
raise awareness of the issues faced
by those involved in the industry,
from the social stigma to the lack of
workers’ rights, such as the inability to pair up with a friend and operate out of the same premises due
to safety reasons for fear of being
charged with brothel-keeping.
The show takes a swipe at what
Knox refers to as “No More Page
Three feminists” seeking stronger
anti-sex-work laws in the name of
progress while excluding those actually involved in the industry from
the dialogue.
“The whole point of being a
feminist is arguing for the right of a
woman to choose,” Rose says.
By attempting to deny women
the right to participate in sex work,
radical feminists are simply “fighting for their opinion”, not equality,
she believes.
“It’s called ‘radical feminism’,
[but] feminism that excludes ... the
most marginalised voices isn’t very
radical,” Knox points out.
Lyrics to one of the numbers
being belted out at an early rehearsal include: “How can you call
this freedom, telling me what to
do with my thighs?” and “I am not
your mission, I’m a human”.
Reflecting on how sex work periodically becomes a hot-button
topic in Parliament, Knox expresses her frustration that the fate of
so many women – and indeed a not
insignificant number of men – is
so often left in the hands of people
who have never even interacted
with a sex worker.
Knox laughs and corrects herself: “Well, actually some of them
probably have,” she concedes, “but
not in the sense of actually having a
conversation about what they want
and what will keep them safe, who
they are and what they do.”
T h e S e x Wo rk e r s’
Opera highlights how
a cross-section of
society – single
mothers, carers,
people struggling to cope
w i t h a u s t e ri ty a n d c u t s
to the welfare
state – may end
u p exc h a n g i n g
some form of sex
for money, be it working as a “cam girl” (performing online through a live
webcam), a lap dancer, an escort,
or anything in between.
As an escort, Rose particularly
enjoys working with people with
disabilities, she says.
She doesn’t view her clients as
sleazy, regardless of some of the
more outlandish requests she’s
received. When she is unable to
accommodate a client’s more curious desires, she will politely decline
and refer him on where possible.
“It’s like any other job,” she insists – though in most lines of work
you are unlikely to find yourself
being robbed and then unable to
report the crime in case the long
arm of the law comes down on you,
as happened to Rose.
When she found the courage
to disclose her occupation to her
family, her father seemed nonplussed, while her mother ex-
The whole point
of being a feminist is
arguing for the right of
women to choose
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claimed: “I knew you weren’t a
computer engineer!”
Rose says that after explaining that she works with people
with disabilities, her daughter
responded by saying that she was
“really proud” her mother was able
to “help people”.
Her son simply said: “As long
as you’re happy [and] as long as
you’re safe, I’m OK.”
Some theatregoers have expressed astonishment at discovering that many of the people
queueing up to see the show
are themselves sex workers,
Knox reveals.
“One of the first lines [in the
show] is: ‘Am I a worker, are you
one too? Is the person sitting next
to you?’”
A lot of theatregoers are happy
to go and see a show about sex
work, but it never crosses their
mind that the person beside them might be in
the industry. Many
assume sex workers are “hidden”
away some where instead
of out enjoying a show and
getting on with
their lives just
l i ke a ny b o d y
else, Knox says,
rolling her eyes.
“There’s just so
much stigma – people
don’t understand that [sex
workers] are real people. They
think of this stock image of someone leaning into a car window...
They don’t stop to think maybe
someone in my family had to do it’ –
[and] they might have done.”
The director enjoys playing with
the audience’s preconceptions –
“What do you think you know?
What do you think a sex worker
looks like?” – and hopes to broaden
their minds, to make them see that
“it doesn’t matter what we do...
we are just like you. We deserve
the same amount of safety, we deserve the same amount of respect
and we deserve to be treated like
human beings.”
Rose echoes Knox’s comments.
“We’re not dirty, seedy things,
we’re just normal human beings,”
she says. “If you want to know the
thoughts of a sex worker, ask a sex
worker, not a politician.”
‘The Sex Workers’ Opera’ tour
starts at Mumford Theatre,
Cambridge on 4 November (01223
352932); then tours to 2 December
(sexworkersopera.com)
Final dress rehearsal for ‘The Sex Workers’ Opera’ POPPY TIDSWELL-NORRISH
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The weekend’s
television
ROB EPSTEIN
Even Attenborough
can’t unravel the
mysteries of the deep
» Blue Planet II BBC1, 8pm
» Stranger Things 2 Netflix, available now
T
he Blue Planet made quite
the splash 16 years ago,
with its unprecedented
record of life under the
ocean wave. So how to follow it up?
Much has been made of the new
technology developed over the past
decade-and-a-half, such as low-light
cameras that allow us to see
luminescent plankton “in a ballet
of life and death” - but plankton can
only excite so much. Certainly, in
the opening episode of Blue Planet
II, there was no narrative drama to
equal the Planet Earth II footage of
snakes chasing an iguana across
dunes or chicks hurling themselves
off cliffs. However, that is not to say
that it lacked impact.
Footage of a tuskfish smashing
a clam against coral to get to the
meat was remarkable evidence
of unexpected intelligence. A
giant trevally, a brute of a fish,
leaping from the water to catch
unsuspecting terns was like an
avian tribute to Jaws. Hulking 20ft
waves off South Africa looked like
mythological beasts come to life.
What was perhaps most
intriguing, however, was the
equivocation. In a Red Sea reef,
bottlenose dolphins rubbed against
a coral that has anti-inflammatory
properties. Could it be that the pod
are dosing themselves up? Perhaps.
Rays leapt through the air near
Mexico. Why? No one is sure. False
killer whales were hunting down
more dolphins at 10 knots in New
Zealand, but as they closed on their
A giant trevally,
leaping to catch terns,
was like an avian
tribute to ‘Jaws’
“prey”, they slowed and started to
greet them. Scientists think they
might recognise each other. That’s a
lot of qualifiers.
Blue Planet II was four years in
the making, with 6,000 hours spent
underwater by divers – and isn’t it
all the more wonderful that, even
now, there is still so much more to
fathom about our oceans?
When Stranger Things arrived
last year, it was a word-of-mouth
phenomenon. A nostalgia fest of
1980s pop culture, it mined the
best of Steven Spielberg, John
Carpenter and Stephen King in
a glorious alchemy of comingof-age escapism, dark humour and
outright horror.
The problem for the second
series is simple: ludicrously
heightened expectations.
The giant trevally was a star of the
opening episode of ‘Blue Planet II’
Fortunately, the show’s creators,
the brothers Matt and Ross
Duffer, don’t hang about being
sentimental. The opening episode
began in hectic style, with a bank
robbery getaway that immediately
opened the narrative beyond the
closed-in community of characters
affected in series one.
How are those characters
getting on? Not so well in the case
of Will, back from the Upside
Down, but suffering visions of an
“evil” being; and Mike, who’s not
quite over his close encounters
with the psychokinetic Eleven.
Dustin and Lucas, however,
seemed blissfully sidetracked by
the arrival of a new misfit, Max.
The incidentals were, as per
the first series, spot-on. The
overwhelming colour palette
was brown. But as with any good
horror, there must be more to the
action than is surface-evident,
and the concept that continues
to dominate Stranger Things is
the effect of deep-seated trauma
on relationships.
Winona Ryder’s Joyce wasn’t
running around having a
melodramatic breakdown (that
can wait until episode two), but
as the boys wandered through
their respective homes, one had
to wonder: how do you move on
when you know that not so long
ago, an Alien-like beast was ripping
through your walls?
It’s all very well bingeing all
nine episodes in one sitting, but I
recommend holding back. Indeed,
the pacing of the first episode
almost demands it: it is slower than
its forebear, certainly less dark, but
it promises much to come.
Twitter: @RobEpstein01
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Oliver Chris (left)
as Friedrich Engels
with Rory Kinnear
as Karl Marx
MANUEL HARLAN
THEATRE
Young Marx
BRIDGE THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
A warm welcome to the Bridge,
the brainchild of the two Nicks
– Hytner and Starr – who were
a formidable combination at
the National Theatre. This new
venture gets off to a whizzing,
witty start with a show that
reunites the team behind one of
the biggest smashes of that era:
One Man, Two Guvnors. Richard
Bean and Clive Coleman have
come up with a wily, fast-paced
comedy that presents us with
the author of Das Kapital not as
the venerable economist of later
DANCE
OPERA
repute but as the 32-year-old
refugee: chaotic, penniless and
newly arrived in Soho.
On the run from creditors
and spies, Europe’s most feared
terrorist has mislaid his mojo – his
writing is blocked, his marriage is
on the blink and his pal Friedrich
Engels is wretched that our
endlessly procrastinating genius
has applied, in desperation, for a
job as a railway clerk.
The Bridge has the capacity
of some Shaftesbury Avenue
theatres, combined with the
shape-changing adaptability of
the Dorfman, the studio space
at the NT. The National may be
watching with some trepidation.
Rory Kinnear is on glorious
form here as Marx – both a
high-powered intellectual and a
greasy-maned, emotional disaster
area. His wife Jenny’s sorely tried
loyalty is beautifully caught by
Nancy Carroll. His collaborator
Engels (attractively played by
Oliver Chris) really did work at his
father’s Lancashire cotton mill
and rifle the petty-cash in order
to fund Marx, who was too poor
to pay the medical bills for his
chronically sick little boy.
Though the show won’t
disappoint fans of Bean’s flair
for one-liners and farcical
slapstick, this is not One Man,
Two Guvnors Rides Again. Marx
may be “a solipsistic, selfregarding prick” but you never
doubt the sincerity or tenacity
of his vision, qualities magnified
by the unpropitiousness of
the circumstances.
And what makes the piece
especially timely is its adroit
portrait of an open London,
where refugees were welcomed
and where a wanted man like
Marx, in flight from the wave of
1848 revolutions in Europe and
mistakenly branded a terrorist,
could escape arrest or extradition.
An appetite-whetting start
for a bold, risky venture that
has its priorities right and
deserves success.
To 31 December (0843 208 1846)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
The Judas Tree/ Medea
FESTIVAL OPERA,
Song of the Earth WEXFORD
IRELAND
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
The Royal Ballet keeps trying with
Kenneth MacMillan’s The Judas
Tree, but it should have stayed
buried as it is a mess of turgid
symbolism, clunky realism and
graphic sexual violence.
Created in 1992, the ballet is set
on a modern-day building site. A
lone woman taunts and entices
the foreman and his crew. It ends
in a gang rape.
MacMillan could be acute in
exploring the roots of horrifying
acts. Instead, there are muddled
religious images – a Judas kiss,
the woman draped in a sheet
like Mary Magdalene – while the
crew pose like Athena poster
boys. Lauren Cuthbertson,
Thiago Soares and Edward
Watson lead a tireless cast, but
it’s grim and pointless.
Song of the Earth, MacMillan’s
1965 setting of Mahler’s Das
Lied von der Erde, is an abstract
symbolic drama, but also a
very personal one. Here, Erina
Takahashi touchingly shows both
her courage and her vulnerability.
ZOE ANDERSON
THE INDEPENDENT
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY,
LONDON WC2
One of the key exhibitions of the
year. Over a working life of 45
years, the French painter made
almost 1,000 paintings, of which
around 160 are portraits. More
than 50 of them are brought
together in the UK for the first
time from collections across the
world, including works that have
never been on public display here.
(020 7321 6600) to 11 Feb
Rebecca Warren
TATE ST IVES
The sculptor’s first major UK solo
exhibition in eight years, drawing
connections between her practice
and the geographical context
and artistic legacy of St Ives with
roughly worked sculptures and
neon vitrines. (tate.org.uk) to 7 Jan
When We Were Young
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT
GALLERY, EDINBURGH
This display documenting the
experience and representation of
childhood uses photographs from
the gallery’s collection to explore
how the portrayal of children has
shifted over the past 170 years,
featuring daguerreotypes from
the 1840s to digital prints from
2017. (0131 624 6200) to 13 May
FILM
Grace Jones:
Bloodlight and Bami
15, SOPHIE FIENNES, 115 MINS
Sophie Fiennes’ startling
documentary about Jamaican
pop diva Grace Jones doesn’t
bother with much in the way of
contextualisation. There is no
voice-over and precious little
archive footage; instead, we are
plunged straight into the middle
of her subject’s life as she is living
it now, with the director getting
extraordinary access both on
stage and off. Limited release
The Death of Stalin
HHHHH
Recovering between Hurricane
Ophelia and the arrival of Storm
Brian, the little fishing town of
Wexford still managed to run its
66th annual festival devoted to
lesser-known operatic repertoire.
This year opened with
Cherubini’s Medea, directed by
the multi-award-winning actress
Fiona Shaw, whose own 2015
incarnation of Medea remains
unforgettable, and with the title
role sung by the rising Norwegian
soprano Lise Davidsen.
The conductor Stephen Barlow
has dusted off Cherubini’s score,
reinstating his original, much
faster tempi. Now the work is
revealed as a much more lyrical,
early-classical affair.
The opera opens as Jason –
Sergei Romanovsky, with a lovely
edge to his tenor – is preparing to
marry Glauce, daughter of King
Creon. But he has abandoned his
first wife, Medea, who helped him
steal the Golden Fleece from her
father in Colchis, and taken their
two sons with him to Corinth.
Some may find the designer
Annemarie Wood’s setting banal.
In the first act, Glauce (wide-
VISUAL ARTS
Cézanne Portraits
15, ARMANDO IANNUCCI, 104 MINS
Glauce, played by
Ruth Iniesta, fears
for her marriage
in the opera CLIVE
BARDA/ARENAPAL
Armando Iannucci’s new 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, and
always thoroughly entertaining.
Nationwide release
Brawl in Cell Block 99
eyed Ruth Iniesta) fears for her
upcoming marriage in a modern
fitness gym, while the whole of
the remaining action takes place
in a dingy bedsit – and this has to
accommodate Medea’s desperate
pleas to Creon to allow her
another day before being banished,
in which she prepares a gown and
diadem to poison Glauce and
murders her sons to wound Jason.
When the physically and vocally
imposing Davidsen reveals
herself as Medea, every fear of
the ex is evoked. When she moves
powerfully through the cajoling,
despair, acceptance, and fury of
her abandonment, ordinary is no
bar to tragedy, leaving only the
horror of her plight, as expressed
in the lament by her handmaid
Neris (Raffaella Lupinacci).
To 3 November in rep
(+353 53 912 2144)
CARA CHANTEAU
THE INDEPENDENT
18, S CRAIG ZAHLER, 127 MINS
S Craig Zahler is a writer-director
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, this is a bit of a potboiler,
but the dialogue is razor sharp
and the performances, especially
that of Vince Vaughn, are far more
nuanced and poignant than you’d
expect. Limited release
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
TALKS & POETRY
Richard Flanagan
TOPPING & CO, BATH
The writer follows up his 2014
Man Booker winner, The Narrow
Road to the Deep North, with First
Person, the story of a ghostwriter
haunted by his demonic subject.
He talks about the book here.
(01225 428111) tonight 8pm
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.
Free-jazz fury and Morriconeesque maximalism course through
the broil and surge of Luciferian
Towers. Motion, Bristol (seetickets.
com) tonight; Troxy, London E1
(ticketweb.co.uk) Tue
Moses Sumney
VARIOUS VENUES
Electronic-soul albums about
singledom aren’t rare, but
Moses Sumney’s debut stands
out. The LA newcomer (and
former Solange collaborator)
delivers deep, warm, cosmic-jazz
dissections of the heart’s cravings
on Aromanticism, concluding that
splendid isolation isn’t a bad place
to be. Komedia, Brighton (ticketweb.
co.uk) tonight; Islington Assembly
Hall, London N1 (seetickets.com) Tue
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
VARIOUS VENUES
After the bittersweet beauty of
2015’s Something More Than Free,
the former Drive-by Trucker
secures his place in country-rock’s
story-song big-league with the
latest album. Songs of bruised
hope, modern anxiety and
blue-collar struggle ring out
with urgent clarity from The
Nashville Sound. Roundhouse,
London NW1 (roundhouse.org.
uk) tonight; Symphony Hall,
Birmingham (thsh.co.uk) Tue
COMEDY
Hannah Gadsby
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
A chance (and perhaps your
final chance, given Hannah
Gadsby’s insistence that this
is her stand-up swan song) to
catch this year’s joint winner of
the Edinburgh Comedy Award
performing the confrontational,
patriarchy-smashing Nanette.
(020 7478 0100) to 11 Nov
Pajama Men
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Morphing madly from idea to idea
and from character to character,
Shenoah Allen and Mark
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Chavez have long been the gold
standard for innovative, anarchic
sketch comedy. Here they are in
Pterodactyl Nights. (020 7478 0100)
to Sat
Class Acts
UNION CHAPEL, LONDON N1
A cracking bunch gather in
support of integrated education in
Northern Ireland. Wendy Wason
introduces Sara Pascoe, Kildare
livewire Aisling Bea, Al Murray,
Carl Donnelly and Shane Todd.
(unionchapel.org.uk) tonight
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Ink
DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE,
LONDON WC2
Transferred following a sell-out
run at the Almeida, this splendid
Fleet Street drama by James
Graham treats the birth and
spectacular growth of The Sun,
with the seriousness it deserves.
The play is funny but, thankfully,
never arch, Rupert Goold’s
direction is a kinetic delight and
Bertie Carvel is suitably reptilian –
and brilliant – as Rupert Murdoch.
(0844 871 7627) to 6 Jan
FOLK & ROOTS
Lucia di Lammermoor
Daoirí Farrell
Michele Mariotti conducts a
revival of Katie Mitchell’s clinical
staging of Donizetti’s bel canto
take on Walter Scott, with Lisette
Oropesa as the bride, Christopher
Maltman as her abusive brother
and Charles Castronovo as
the dispossessed Master of
Ravenswood. (020 7304 4000)
tonight and Thur 7.15pm
The rising young singer and
bouzouki player has developed
a strong reputation as one of
Ireland’s leading new voices
in traditional music, on stage
and with his album, True Born
Irishman. White Horse Folk
Club, Beverley (01430 810213)
tonight; Glee Club, Birmingham
(0871 472 0400) Tue; The Grand,
Clitheroe (01200 421599) Thur;
Doncaster Roots Music Club
(07939 148603) Fri
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
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First
Chance
Opening
this week
FILM
Murder on the Orient Express
12A, KENNETH BRANAGH, 114MINS
Kenneth Branagh stars as
Hercule Poirot in this latest Agatha
Christie adaptation.Opens Fri
TALKS & POETRY
Dulwich Literary Festival
DULWICH COLLEGE, LONDON SE21
On the bill are Ali Smith, Simon
Jenkins and Alan Hollinghurst.
(020 8670 1920) opens Wed
COMEDY
Russell Brand
EVENTIM APOLLO, LONDON W6
Russell Brand’s latest show is a
pleasingly self-aware takedown of his
more extravagant political incursions.
(0844 249 1000) opens Tue
School of Rock
NEW LONDON THEATRE,
LONDON WC2
The kids are more than all right
– in fact, they are an absolute joy
in this ridiculously entertaining
show, with music by Andrew Lloyd
Webber, adapted from the 2003
movie and starring Gary Trainor
as a slacker wannabe rocker who
is dumped by his band and winds
up masquerading as a supply
teacher at a snooty prep school.
This fable about the empowering
force of music crackles with
mischief and sly irreverence –
and Lloyd Webber has composed
his happiest, most confident
score in a long while.
(0844 811 0052) to 13 Jan 2019
If you only see
one thing today
FILM
Call Me By Your Name
15, LUCA GUADAGNINO, 132 MINS
Coming-of-age films set
over long, lazy summers
constitute a mini-genre in
their own right. Few, though,
have the freshness or
poignance of this adaptation
of André Aciman’s 2007
novel about a gay affair
between a teenage boy and a
twentysomething graduate
student in Eighties Italy.
What makes the film so
magical is the extraordinary
delicacy, formal daring
and insight with which
Guadagnino tackles
familiar material.
Nationwide release
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The Bath Christmas Market
A festive steam journey to Bath or Bristol
Thursday, 30th November, 2017
From Poole 07.00, Bournemouth 07.15, Brockenhurst 07.35, Southampton
08.15, Salisbury 09.30 (times approx)
Start the Christmas season with a festive steam journey. Hauled by magnificent steam loco
60009 Union of South Africa, we will steam up the scenic Avon Valley to the Georgian city of
Bath, which will be alive with the Christmas Market - over 170 chalets offering festive foods,
crafts and gifts. For Christmas shopping there are also Bath’s renowned independent shops, or
you may prefer to explore the museums, Roman Baths or abbey. Alternatively, stay on board
to Bristol for good shopping or to visit historic ship SS Great Britain, the historic harbour-side
or new M Shed museum. Father Christmas and his Elves will join the train with gifts for the
children – please let us know your child’s age as you book.
Price Includes...
! Standard £109pp/£332 family – a reserved seat usually at a table for four
! First £169pp/£506 family – morning coffee & Danish pastry and afternoon
tea with a savoury dish followed by a selection of fancies and cakes
! Premier £259pp/£780 family – a full English breakfast & a four course
dinner silver served at your seat
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Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson
+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
HOSPITALITY
Trouble brewing as pubs
close and prices set to rise
By Ben Woods
Around 15 pubs a week are
disappearing across England and
Wales, and punters could face pricier
pints in the ones that remain after the
industry was hit by a £204m rise in
business rates this year.
New figures show that 390 pubs
were either closed, converted or
demolished between the beginning
of April and the end of September.
Business rates were updated on 1
April to take into account movements
in property prices over the past
seven years.
As a result, the levy on pubs has
climbed 14 per cent to £1.6bn for the
next five years, according to business
rents and rates specialist CVS.
The rise is part of a triplewhammy blow to the British pub
industry, which is facing inflationary
increases from April 2018 and the
removal of an annual £1,000 business
rates discount.
The research comes as MPs
gear up for a parliamentary debate
tomorrow on how tax is impacting
on the beer and pubs sector.
Mark Rigby, chief executive of
Decline of pubs in the UK
If there are a
billion streams,
everyone is
making money;
it’s a profitable
enterprise
for the artist,
songwriter
and label
Rob Stringer
The boss of Sony
believes digital
streaming has saved
the music industry
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2002
2012
2016
SOURCE: BBPA
61,600
60,100
53,800
50,300
Over 17,000 pubs have closed down
in the UK since the early 1980s PA
and 32 per cent plus inflation for
large properties.
Business rates are on course to
increase by 3.9 per cent in line with
September’s Retail Price Index in
April next year. However, 20,514
pubs across England and Wales will
face above inflation rises totalling
£59.7m in 2018 – an average increase
of £2,909 per pub.
Research shows that 6,696 small
pubs, 12,818 medium-size pubs and
1,000 large pubs will have to endure
an inflation-busting rise.
IMMIGRATION
The 30
Second
Briefing
ALLSAINTS
Quote of
the day
67,800
1982
CVS, has warned that drinks could
become more expensive for punters
if pubs are forced to pass down the
extra costs.
He said: “The Chancellor must
be bold within his upcoming Budget
next month, giving pubs a helping
hand through an unprecedented
stimulus of freezing rate rises in April
2018 and protecting the pub discount.
“Otherwise, increased operating
costs will have to be passed onto
customers, already squeezed by
inflation, through higher prices at
the bar.”
As part of the revaluation,
companies have been offered
transitional relief so any big jump
in bills are phased in slowly over a
five-year period. The cap for 201819 is 7.5 per cent plus inflation for
small properties, 17.5 per cent plus
inflation for medium properties
Many high-street retaailers are feeling
the pinch at the momeent, but AllSaints
says tech investment is paying off.
The fashion retailer haas shrugged off
a drop in full-year earrnings, saying
that costs linked to its international
expansion and tech in
nvestments
had paid off with a 20 per cent jump
in annual sales. The UK company
reported a 9 per cent drop in profit
before exceptional items to £26m for
the year to 28 January
y, which marked
a decline from the 18 per cent jump to
£28.5m it booked a yeaar earlier.
But there was a positiv
ve note from the
firm’s chief executive..
AllSaints defended the results,
saying they reflected start-up and
pre-opening costs linkked to its
Japanese launch, as well as “strategic”
investments in techno
ology and its new
travel retail outlets. “W
We don’t see it
as a disappointment,” chief executive
William Kim said. He added that the
investment had helped
d fuel a 20 per
cent jump in sales to £303m.
Who owns the businesss?
AllSaints has been owned by private
equity firm Lion Capittal since 2011.
Lion has been reconfig
guring the
business over the pastt five years,
closing some stores, while investing
in distribution centress and digital
platforms. It has also increased
expansion in the US an
nd Asia,
including Taiwan and Japan.
How many stores are there?
In total, there are 243 stores and
concessions across 277 countries. More
than 70 of these were opened in the
last financial year.
Fewer visas
granted to
overseas
executives
By Shafi Musaddique
The number of visas granted for
overseas businesses to open a branch
in the UK fell by 11 per cent last year,
figures suggest.
According to law firm Collyer
Bristow, 125 visas were granted in the
year ending March 2017, compared
with 140 in the previous year.
It said the drop may have been
due to stricter reviews by the Home
Office in an attempt to curb net
migration figures. Despite the drop
in successful applications, the total
number of applications for overseas
business visas rose 33 per cent over
the year.
A “representative of an overseas
business” visa is valid for three
years and is granted to individuals
representing a company from
outside the EU looking to expand into
the UK.
Collyer Bristow said many of these
businesses are from industries such
as tech. It warned that more overseas
business visa rejections could put the
Government “at risk of missing out”
on large amounts of tax revenue.
Individuals from Australia and the
US were granted the most overseas
business visas, according to the
data, with 20 each over the course of
the year. Business representatives
from China and India were granted
15 visas each. Japanese business
representatives had 10 issued.
James Badcock of Collyer Bristow,
said: “Overseas business visas can
serve a valuable function in attracting
often high-profit businesses from
other countries to the UK.”
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on
Monday
IAN BURRELL
Can WikiTribune deliver us
from the age of fake news?
M
ore than 20 floors
up in The Shard
in London, the
Wikipedia founder
Jimmy Wales is
plotting what he hopes will be
a revolution in news media by
handing control over to the reading
public. WikiTribune, the platform
that Wales anticipates will be an
antidote to biased reporting and
fake news, launches today. The
news service is based on Wales’s
unwavering trust in a collaborative
approach to compiling authentic
information, a model that has made
Wikipedia the fifth-most visited
website in the world.
Although WikiTribune’s small
newsroom will include a core of
highly experienced journalists, it
will depend on an army of volunteer
contributors (500-strong and
growing) to fact-check and correct
articles where necessary.
If the WikiTribune project is
successful it has the potential to
become a genuine “publication of
record”, the claim that titles such as
The New York Times and The Times
have historically made.
WikiTribune’s promised
commitment to transparent
sourcing of its reporting could
also mean it will play a key role
in fact-checking stories, a vital
function in the current climate
of fake news. That would amount
to a remarkable achievement for
Wales, given how professional
journalists liked to mock the early
Wikipedia for its unreliability.
Achieving such noble aims will be
a big ask for an organisation so
dependent on volunteers.
Wikipedia has taken 16 years to
get where it is, and WikiTribune
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
Brexit worries
grow – but
will it change
anything?
According to Jimmy Wales, WikiTribune is ‘trying something new and that means taking risks’ AFP/GETTY IMAGES
is not going to transform the news
industry overnight. While Wales, a
London-based American, has been
hands-on with the project, he is not
bankrolling WikiTribune, which
is relying on crowd-funding for
support (4,500 people have so far
signed up to contribute).
“We are trying something new
and that means taking risks and
challenging established ways
of doing things,” Wales tells me.
“The current ways of funding and
presenting news don’t appear to be
working that well so I hope people
will embrace the opportunity to
try a new approach. People took to
Wikipedia because they learnt they
could trust it. This project could put
the trust back into news.”
WikiTribune’s launch editor is
news veteran Peter Bale, president
of the Global Editors network
and a former executive with CNN
and Microsoft. Bale promises two
significant investigative stories to
announce the platform’s arrival and
give encouragement to its financial
supporters. He admits that “the
judgement about what we do and
don’t cover is incredibly important”
and cites the Catalan independence
issue as a “really good” subject for
WikiTribune, as “an international
story of some import, [with]
multiple points of view”.
Polling of WikiTribune
supporters has revealed particular
interest in politics, international
affairs, economics and science.
The WikiTribune team was
encouraged by Wikipedia’s
comprehensive 28,000-word
account of the Grenfell Tower
disaster. “It was updated incredibly
quickly with great veracity and
excellent sourcing back to the
original material, almost like a
real-time blog. That was inspiring
to Wikipedians.”
Bale has recruited a small
If the “Leave” vote last year
represented the rest of the
country in revolt against
the metropolitan elite, then
a quintessentially “metro”
rebellion against Brexit has
now taken centre stage.
Two weeks ago, the
Advertising Association – the
trade body for almost all of the
UK’s marketing disciplines –
launched a campaign pressuring
the Government not to restrict
foreign nationals from entering
the creative industries here.
The AA placed a huge
billboard at the entrance to
Heathrow Airport, with the
strapline: “We’re a great advert
for Britain” and the photographs
of some senior ad executives
working in Britain today
including: Séverine Charbon,
the French global talent officer
at Publicis Media; Jordi Bares,
a Spanish creative director at
Framestore; and Sherif Guindy,
the Egyptian-born head of
technology at Maxus Global.
It was created by adam&eveDDB, the multi-awardwinning
London agency that makes the
John Lewis campaigns and
whose chief executive, James
Murphy, chairs the AA.
At the same time, the
association released a report
that analysed LinkedIn to
reveal 556 in every 10,000
London professionals work in
advertising – a higher proportion
than in New York, Sydney or
Paris – and that a significant
percentage are not British.
The report warns that tighter
immigration laws threaten this
vital sector of the UK economy.
The Culture Secretary, Karen
Bradley, has lent her support to
the report. “The UK ad industry
is a world leader because we’re
open to the world,” Murphy said.
“It will be catastrophic to the
long-term success of the sector
if we can’t access the right talent
quickly and easily.”
The same concern over
Brexit is being shown by the
British PR industry. Last year,
a poll conducted for the Public
Relations and Communications
Association revealed that eight
out of 10 PR bosses preferred
team of top-flight reporters
including London-based Burhan
Wazir, formerly with The Times
and Al-Jazeera. Bale has hired
New Orleans-based investigative
reporter Steve Beatty and
experienced New Zealand
journalist Charles Anderson.
WikiTribune will showcase
its articles in a daily emailed
newsletter called The Briefing.
Journalists will be encouraged to
share drafts of their articles with
WikiTribune community members
who can suggest changes in a “Talk”
feature, which is intended as a more
civil version of newspaper comment
sections. Bale accepts this “opening
of the sausage machine” might be
hard for journalists to cope with.
Bale says he wants to avoid the
simplistic “binary” reporting of
news in adversarial terms. “We are
trying to get beyond the good guys
and bad guys stories,” he says. He
has given each of his staff a T-shirt
from the website of Bad Science
author Ben Goldacre, carrying
the slogan “I Think You’ll Find It’s
a Little More Complicated Than
That”, and he wants that to be a
WikiTribune “guiding principle”.
If this project becomes
established it could move the
dial in terms of news reporting
practice, even among publications
with well-defined political agendas.
“The best we can hope for is that
it sends a positive signal to other
publishers that there is value in
transparency and in trusting your
audience,” says Bale. “If opening
up the machine to the public helps
increase trust in media then that
has to be a good thing.”
Twitter: @iburrell
to remain in the EU. As EU
flags have started to spring
up on houses across London’s
wealthy suburbs, there is a
sense of growing anger over
Brexit among the professional
class, who are concerned
about their businesses and the
wider economy.
Whether such a rebellion
will have much impact on
government policy is difficult
to gauge, however. Many on
the right see such restlessness
among what they perceive as
“the chattering classes” as
inevitable; indeed possibly as
a justification for Brexit.
Danny Rogers is the group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
42
BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
AVIATION
EMPLOYMENT
EasyJet swoops
on Air Berlin
Cash could make
workers move
EasyJet signed an agreement
at the weekend to acquire
part of bankrupt carrier Air
Berlin, which was Germany’s
second-biggest and has 8,000
employees; it operated its
last flight on Friday. EasyJet
has agreed to buy part of its
operations at Berlin’s Tegel
airport for €40m (£35m) and
intends to employ 1,000 of its
pilots and cabin crew.
Almost half of workers would
relocate if their employer could
offer a better work-life balance.
A survey of 2,000 employees
by lender Nationwide found
that people in London were
most likely to escape city life.
The prime age for considering
moving to another area for
work was between 36 and 44
and money was the biggest
motivator, the poll found.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Monarch row as
taxpayers get bill
EY Item Club urges
swift Brexit deal
Monarch’s collapse has
triggered a furious row after
taxpayers were hit with a
£60m bill. Tour operators
have attacked Atol, the fund
that acts as a safety net for
stranded holidaymakers,
after 19 out of 20 Monarch
passengers who booked direct
and were not covered were
brought home for free anyway.
The Government must
move swiftly to seal a
Brexit transition deal to
avoid a collapse in business
investment. The EY Item
Club, an influential forecaster,
expects investment to grow by
1.5 per cent in 2018, down from
2.1 per cent this year – but only
if transitional arrangements
are in place.
Bannatyne Group
in £50m upgrade
Brussels blueprint
for after Brexit
Scottish entrepreneur Duncan
Bannatyne is spending £50m to
upgrade facilities at his chain
of health clubs, hotels and spas.
Additionally, the entrepreneur’s
Bannatyne Group is looking to
acquire new venues to add to
its 69-site health club, spa and
hotel chain. The group made
profits of £11.6m last year.
Brussels has a blueprint for
creating a new, “very lucrative”
financial centre to replace
London after Brexit, sources
say. The study emerged as
the EU gears up for a Brexitprompted overhaul of the
“euroclearing” market, based
in London, which handles €1trn
(£884bn) of transactions a day.
The Sunday Telegraph
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Sunday Express
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Mail on Sunday
THE WEEK AHEAD
Interest rates
expected to rise
Next stores ‘will
show sales drop’
The Bank of England is
expected to announce an
interest rates rise on Thursday.
Analysts believe there is a 90
per cent chance of the base
rate rising to 0.5 per cent from
the current 0.25 per cent. This
would be the first interest rate
rise in a decade, prompted by
rising inflation.
Next is expected to reveal
another poor showing from its
high street stores next week as
consumer confidence continues
to deteriorate. Analysts at
HSBC forecast the retailer will
report a 5.3 per cent fall in third
quarter sales at its non-online
outlets when it announces
results on Wednesday.
Gambling stakes
to be lowered
Shell profits jump
as oil prices rise
Ministers are expected to
unveil a crackdown on fixedodds betting terminals early
this week. The Department
for Culture, Media and Sport
is likely to reduce the top stake
per spin from the current £100.
Gambling support charities
want the maximum stake per
spin to be cut to £2.
Royal Dutch Shell is expected to
give investors reason to cheer
when it reports third-quarter
results on Thursday. Analysts
are forecasting that net profits
will have risen by 200 per cent
to around £3bn when compared
with the same quarter in 2016.
The firm has benefited from a
recent rise in oil prices.
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30 OCTOBER 2017
43
RETAIL
Sweet success for Hotel
Chocolat’s Halloween
By Kalyeena Makortoff
Hotel Chocolat is set to cash in on
the rising popularity of Halloween, as more and Britons splash out on
the event.
The chocolate
firm’s co-founder and chief executive, Angus
Thirlwell, said
he is anticipating a 40 per cent
surge for this week’s
celebrations, increasing
growth from around 30 per cent in
previous years.
“It’s changed hugely. When
we first started investigating
Halloween around 10 years ago,
we just dipped our toe in the
water and it was a much smaller
event,” Mr Thirlwell said. At the
time, he said the focus was previously on low quality chocolate for
children without a real role for
premium brands.
But Hotel Chocolat has since
made “a big commitment” to build
it up as a household event, with
the company finding that – at
least anecdotally – Halloween
parties are helping to drive
“very good sales”. The UK
chocolate brand earlier
this year revealed a 12 per
cent jump in revenues to
£104.2m for the 52 weeks to
25 June, on a constant currency basis. It was also able to
report a doubling of pre-tax profits from £5.6m to £11.2m for the
last financial year.
Mr Thirlwell said Halloween is
now “one of our fastest growing
seasons when we compare it to the
other 10 events that we celebrate
throughout the year”, adding that
it has started to rival revenues
from Valentine’s Day.
“With Valentine’s Day, it comes
out of nowhere and it happens in
two days, whereas with Halloween
you have a stronger build-up to it
and more people in the household
are participating in it; so that’s
really why I think it’s grown to be
quite a significant event for us.”
Inflation has hit a number of UK
businesses, which are now trying
to source more products from
Britain in order to help offset the
higher cost of imports.
Mr Thirlwell said Hotel Chocolat was constantly exploring
home-grown product, despite
being “quite well insulated from
currency-induced inflation” on
raw material prices.
Britons are expected to
spend up to £926m on
Halloween this year, compared
with £481m in 2016, according
to data from American Express.
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The number
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The number of people on strict debt repayment
plans has reached an all-time high.
Official figures showed 25,479 people went
insolvent across England and Wales in the third
quarter, a 10.6 per cent rise on the three months
before and a 7.7 per cent climb compared with 2016.
The move was underpinned by a record jump
in individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) - an
agreement made for a person to pay all or part of
their debts to creditors.
The number of people going through an IVA
picked up by 18.3 per cent to 15,523 in contrast
to the previous three months, hitting the highest
quarterly level since 1987, according to the
Insolvency Service. During the third quarter 4,152
companies went into insolvency.
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Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Cavolo nero, romano pepper,
Quorn sausage and mozzarella frittata
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
11
12
11
3
GENUINE
4
25
WOKE
15
24
24
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REAP
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10
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4
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JAB
QUAKE
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SIN
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MEAT
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SERVES 4
6 medium free-range eggs
75ml semi-skimmed milk
100g lighter mozzarella, coarsely grated
240g pack 4 Quorn Best of British
sausages, sliced
1tbsp olive oil
200g pack thick cut cavolo nero
2 romano peppers, deseeded and sliced
1 red onion, chopped
MEANING
19
9
5
WIG
4
SCORE
3
5
4
PUG
Jigsawdoku
6
PRONG
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
RANGE
EXPERT
TUNE
RHYME
Begin by preheating the grill to high. In
a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and
mozzarella. Season and set aside.
Warm a medium-sized ovenproof
frying pan over a high heat. Add the
Quorn sausages and cook for two
minutes, turning until browned, then
remove from the pan and set aside. Add
the oil and sauté the cavolo nero, peppers
and onions for three to four minutes,
until soft. Return the sausages to the pan.
Reduce the heat to low and gently fold
in the egg mixture until well combined.
Cook gently, without stirring, for six
minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
Place under the grill for five minutes
until it turns golden. Remove and leave
to rest for around three minutes before
serving cut into wedges. This frittata
is delicious served with a tomato salad
on the side.
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SECT
LETTERS
MEANING
4 5
4
Futoshiki
1
9
1
6
5 2 9 7 4
2 3
5
7
9
6 3
Killer Sudoku No 1120
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
Recipe from waitrose.com/home/recipes/
comfort-food.html
Tomorrow
Spiced pumpkin soup
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
14
16
12
∧
2
2 2
2 2
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Minesweeper
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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
1 2
1 1
4
1
0
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1841
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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Easier
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MILK
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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6
8 9
7
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8
2
2
3
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8
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5 1
4
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DOWN
1 Nose inflammation
(8)
2 Turkish city (8)
3 Make void (5)
4 Gradually decrease
in intensity (4,3)
5 US state (4)
6 Fifty per cent (4)
10 Visual memory
(5,3)
11 Metallic element
(8)
13 Green gemstone (7)
15 Spirit-dispensing
device (5)
16 Substance (4)
17 Brass instrument
(4)
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Amazon for £4.99. See inews.co.uk/puzzle
and minurl.co.uk/codeword
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Solution to Saturday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Infer, 4 Know (Inferno), 7 Geordie, 8 Gruff, 10 Steam, 11 Attired,
13 Knock-up, 18 Deposit, 19 Plump, 20 Axiom, 22 Old maid, 23 Aged, 24 Press.
DOWN 1 Ingest, 2 Floret, 3 Rudiments, 4 Keg, 5 Oeuvre, 6 Demarcation, 9 Fade,
12 Trumped-up, 14 Idea, 15 Spring, 16 Outage, 17 Spades, 21 Mad.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 20;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 11; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
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2
5
5 4
9 4
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7
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2 8
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Tomorrow: Easier
BUNS
Maths Puzzle,
Word Ladder, Word
Wheel, Kakuro,
Minesweeper,
ABC Logic, Killer
Sudoku, Futoshiki,
Codeword,
Jigsawduko and
Wijuko created by
Clarity Media.
For more
puzzles,
see clarity-media.
co.uk
Terms &
Conditions
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Or text THEI CLUE to 85100 to receive your clues. Texts cost £1 plus your
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5 9
3
4
Concise Crossword No 2163
ACROSS
1 Indian yoghurt
dish (5)
4 Consider (5)
7 Kind of glove (6)
8 Too (2,4)
9 Railway feature
(6,3)
12 Skating manoeuvre
(6,2,5)
14 Boiled sweet (5,4)
18 Leg bone (6)
19 Dissertation (6)
20 Secret store (5)
21 Best part (5)
idoku Exclusive to i
Sudoku Harder
12
2
Q
FOIL
9
14
8
How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
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column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
A
B
C
C
B
C
B
C
A
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
found 17, including one nine-letter word.
Can you do better?
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
F E A T U R E
Limited time opportunity to
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stamps from Her Majesty’s
coronation year.
With next year’s Sapphire
Anniversary of Her Majesty’s
Coronation just around the
corner, Hattons of London
are pleased to announce the
availability of a very special
collector’s set. What makes this
set special is that it is comprised
entirely of British coins and
stamps of the coronation year,
1953.
This is an unusual opportunity:
these are after all coins and
stamps that are almost 65 years
old. However, a determined
effort by the Hattons of London
heritage specialists has meant
they can now offer this set to new
customers.
than the usual facial profile. This
is the first of only three occasions
on which Her Majesty has been
depicted this way on our coinage.
It also includes both types of
shilling: many people today would
not be aware that there were
both English and Scottish design
shilling coins in the predecimal
era.
The 1953 Halfcrown, Florin,
both Shillings, Sixpence and
Threepence were all new designs
never seen before, making each
of these coins the very first of
their kind.
original heritage British coins
and stamps which celebrate the
start of what is now the greatest
reign in British history.
Many also like this set as a way
to preserve the memory of ‘old
money’ and the beautiful designs
of a bygone era.
However, as you would expect
for a set of sixty-five year old
originals, only a limited number
of sets are available. Hattons of
London, who usually only offer
this set to existing clients are
now making a limited number
available to new buyers.
COINS ONLY ISSUED
FOR ONE YEAR
SELECTED QUALITY,
SUPERBLY PRESENTED
THE COMPLETE
BRITISH COINS AND
STAMPS FOR THE
1953 CORONATION
In fact, all the coins are special.
The crown was a one-year issue
for the coronation itself but all
the remaining nine coins are
also what is known as one year
types: that is, their design was
only issued for one year. This is
because in Her Majesty’s titles
were changed and this meant
that the coins of 1953 are the only
types ever to feature the original
royal titles.
All ten coins in each set are hand
selected quality and are virtually
as good as the day they left the
mint sixty-five years ago!
The stamps are in mint unused
condition - with no unsightly
postmarks obscuring the design.
To protect their quality, the coins
are housed in see-both-sides
capsules and the stamps are in
clear-fronted holders.
All of this means you can enjoy
the quality of this set without the
need to handle the actual coins or
stamps themselves.
This is all presented in a
descriptive folder with an
What makes this collector’s set
special is that it is complete: it
includes all ten British coins
issued in 1953, and all four
commemorative stamps issued
for the coronation.
Many of these coins and stamps
are important collector’s items in
their own right, but they take on
added significance as a set.
The crown for example, is the first
of Her Majesty;’s reign and was
only issued for 1953. It features
an ‘Equestrian Portrait’ of Her
Majesty on horseback, rather
THE ONE TIME ONLY
STAMP DESIGN
As for the stamps, while all of
them are one-year issues, one
of the four designs is even more
remarkable. The oneand-threepence stamp
features The Queen
face-on, and it is the
only British stamp ever
to depict her this way,
making it an important
portrait piece.
A PLACE IN
EVERY BRITISH
HOUSEHOLD
Put all these coins and
stamps together and you have a
set that is worthy of a place in any
household: even non-collectors
will be impressed at this set of
This set includes all ten British coins issued in 1953, and all four
commemorative stamps issued for Her Majesty’s coronation.
Many of these coins and stamps are important collector’s
items in their own right. A limited number of sets are available
from Hattons of London for just £189 plus P&P. Apply within
7 days and a DVD+CD boxed set is yours as a gift with video
and music of the year 1953.
informative
Authenticity.
Certificate
of
FREE DVD AND CD
OF 1953 - RESPOND
WITHIN 7 DAYS
This complete set of 1953
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Those interested in owning
one may make the set theirs
for just £189 - plus £4.99 for
P&P.
It’s worth noting too that
orders made within the
next 7 days will receive
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the year 1953. This free gift for
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Note that this offer is not
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You may return the set and free
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There is a strict limit of one
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The contact details for Hattons of
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Singlefarmpayment could hardly
have run a better trial for the
Ladbroke Chase (formerly the
Hennessy) when runner-up at
Cheltenham on Saturday.
Breeders’ Cup is
next target for
O’Brien after he
breaks record
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Racing was rocking all over the world
on Saturday night, celebrating the
fantastic achievements of two of its
superstar acts.
There has been racing at Doncaster for more than 400 years, but it’s
unlikely there has ever been a louder
reception for a winner than when
Saxon Warrior rallied to beat Roaring Lion in the Racing Post Trophy
and so give trainer Aidan O’Brien his
record 26th Group One winner in a
calendar year.
Congratulations and tributes came
thick and fast for the popular and unassuming Irish trainer who, typically,
deflected the praise towards his staff
before turning his attention to adding yet more Group Ones in France
yesterday.
Those latest ambitions were
thwarted when the Saint-Cloud fixture was abandoned after owners,
trainers and breeders barred entry
to the parade ring in a protest against
France Galop’s proposed budget cuts.
So now it is straight off to California for the next, and potentially most
lucrative, leg of the Ballydoyle world
tour: the Breeders’ Cup. There are
13 Group Ones this coming weekend
at Del Mar, and O’Brien has his eye on
most of them.
Among his proposed 14 raiders will
be Highland Reel, going for back-toback Turfs, and the dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, who, in a bold
move, will have his first race on dirt
in the meeting’s most valuable race,
the Classic.
It has been lively, too, Down Under,
where wonder mare Winx duly won
her third Cox Plate and 22nd race in
a row to become the nation’s biggest
money-earner in front of a carnival
crowd packed into Moonee Valley
racecourse, Melbourne, although she
had to dig a little deeper than expected for comfort.
BOXING
Joshua shows he
has brains as well
as brawn after
tough Takam test
Steve
Bunce
Anthony Joshua injured his nose,
boxed with the sense he has often
lacked and finally broke the desire of
Carlos Takam in front of just under
80,000 on Saturday night at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
There was a mild dispute at the
end in round 10 as the Frenchman,
soaked in his own blood from two
deep cuts on either brow, protested
the stoppage. However, he had lost
the nine completed rounds, had been
dropped in the fourth, his blood had
stained every available surface in the
ring and he had narrowly escaped inspections from the ringside doctors.
Joshua fought with a patience,
brain and care that he has seldom
had to display in his brief career of
20 fights.
There is an argument that he
should have imposed his bulk, jumped
all over Takam and gone ferociously
in search of an early win against the
late replacement. It is a flawed argument because nobody quite understood how tough Takam would be.
It was not a perfect performance
and the muted celebrations in his
corner at the end of the fight seem
to highlight the many questions he
left open; he could have jabbed more,
could have switched to the body a
few rounds earlier and he certainly
needed to polish his long right hands.
And, yes, a fit, motivated Tyson
Fury would have beaten him on Saturday night but Fury has not fought
since November 2015 and his inclusion on any list of future opponents is
now looking more like a fantasy fight
than one people can actually pay to
watch. It might be one of the great
fights that never happens and that
would be truly sad.
“I had to adjust, calm down and get
the job done,” said Joshua. “It was
about not taking too many risks and
getting the win, staying unbeaten.”’
It was impressive in subtle ways –
not often you say that about a heavyweight – and nobody should need to
be reminded that Joshua can stop
people, but it is always nice to
watch him think and move. It was
not a great hitless mazurka either,
and Takam did dance – the awful
boogie men perform when they
are upright, but not in control of their
senses – on several occasions.
Joshua had to repeatedly expel a
shower of blood from his mouth after
a savage crack on his nose in round
RUGBY LEAGUE
Lebanon line
up England
after they
stun France
By Ally McKay
England beware. Lebanon will
square up against Wayne Bennett’s
side in Sydney on Saturday full of
confidence after a history-making
29-18 win over France in World Cup
Pool A yesterday.
Elsewhere, there were mixed fortunes for home nations, with Ireland
overcoming Italy 36-12 but Scotland falling to a heavy 50-4 defeat to
Tonga.
France twice battled back to draw
level with Lebanon at 18-18 in Canberra, but Parramatta half-back
Mitchell Moses edged the Cedars
back in front with a 75th-minute
drop goal, before clinching their first
World Cup win and a likely quarterfinal spot with a solo try.
France now need to beat either
Australia at Canberra Stadium on
Mitchell Moses
scored a solo try to
help earn Lebanon a
famous victory over
France yesterday
We were
nowhere near
good enough.
We’ll lick our
wounds, patch
ourselves up
and be ready to
go next week
Friday or England in Perth on 12
November to keep alive their chances
of reaching the knockout stages.
Ireland, meanwhile, have their
sights set firmly on a quarter-final
against England after the stunning
win over Italy. The Wolfhounds overcame sweltering conditions in Cairns
to run in six tries, two of them from
winger Liam Kay, to brush aside an
Italy team that were fancied to reach
the knockout stages.
Scotland coach Steve McCormack
admitted his team’s pride had been
dented after they were humbled by
Tonga, but thought his side would
bounce back.
The Bravehearts went into
their World Cup opener in Cairns
ranked fourth in the world following an impressive 2016 Four Nations
campaign. But, with only nine survivors from last year’s draw with New
Zealand, Scotland were blown away
by a powerful Tonga team.
“We were nowhere near good
enough,” McCormack said. “There’s
some damaged pride. But we’ll lick
our wounds, patch ourselves up and
get ready to go next week.
“We’re excited about going to
Christchurch and playing New
Zealand. I wish it was tomorrow,
although I’m sure the players don’t!”
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Knight leads from front as
England cut Ashes deficit
ENGLAND
Knight 88 not out, Beaumont 74,
Taylor 69; Schutt 4-44
AUSTRALIA
Healy 71, Bolton 62
284-8
257-9
England win by 20 runs (DLS method)
By Sports Staff
two from Takam’s head. The blood
flow was deep and dark and interfered with his breathing.
Joshua, somewhat glumly, revealed that the nose was not broken,
just bruised, and admitted that the
blood, which was running down his
throat, had been a nuisance.
As I left the stadium, I was shocked
to hear a few people moaning that the
fight had gone so long. I can assure
you that back in April, Wladimir
Klitschko took far fewer fearsome
punches from Joshua than Takam absorbed on Saturday night. There will
be bold talk in the next few months
of getting the other two world cham-
Anthony
Joshua lands
another
heavy blow on
Carlos Takam
and (left)
celebrates
with his belts
after the fight
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B D Z H Q G O J
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pions to Britain to continue the run
of stadium fights. Joseph Parker, the
WBO champion, and the WBC’s Deontay Wilder will both do their best
to hold Joshua, who has the IBF and
WBA belts, and his people to ransom.
Joshua wants to become the first
heavyweight to hold all four major
belts and it would be great for the
boxing business if Parker and Wilder agree deals; if Fury, who is only a
year older than Joshua, gets back in
the gym, drops six stone and starts
to resemble the towering fighter of
old, then the previously clear lines
between reality and a fantasy fight
will be blurred. THE INDEPENDENT
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SECOND TEST MATCH
Zimbabwe v West Indies,
Bulawayo: Zimbabwe 169-4
(61.0 overs; H Masakadza 101no,
P J Moor 52).
SECOND TWENTY20
INTERNATIONAL
South Africa v Bangladesh,
Potchefstroom: South
Africa 224-4 (20.0 overs; D A
Miller 101no, H M Amla 85).
Bangladesh 141 (18.3 overs).
South Africa won by 83 runs.
THIRD ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL
India v New Zealand, Kanpur: India
337-6 (50.0 overs; R G Sharma
147, V Kohli 113). New Zealand
331-7 (50.0 overs; C Munro 75, T
W M Latham 65, K S Williamson
64). India won by 6 runs.
THIRD TWENTY20
INTERNATIONAL
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Lahore:
Pakistan 180-3 (20.0 overs;
Shoaib Malik 51). Sri Lanka
144-9 (20.0 overs; M D Shanaka
54; Mohammad Amir 4-13).
Pakistan won by 36 runs.
WOMEN’S THIRD ONE DAY
INTERNATIONAL
England v Australia, Coffs
Harbour: England 284-8 (50.0
overs; H C Knight 88no, T T
Beaumont 74, S J Taylor 69; M
L Schutt 4-44). Australia 257-9
(48.0 overs; A J Healy 71, N E
Bolton 62). England won by 20
runs (D/L Method).
GOLF
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS - HSBC CHAMPIONS,
SHESHAN INTERNATIONAL
GC, SHANGHAI: Final round (US
unless stated): 274 J Rose (GB)
67 68 72 67; 276 B Koepka 64 68
73 71; D Johnson 68 63 68 77; H
Stenson (Swe) 68 69 69 70; 280
P Uihlein 72 67 69 72; K Stanley
71 68 69 72; R Cabrera-Bello (Sp)
68 70 70 72; 281 B Harman 68
69 70 74; 282 B Wiesberger (Aut)
71 70 70 71; M Fitzpatrick (GB)
68 69 72 73.
MOTORCYCLING
MOTOGP MALAYSIAN GRAND
PRIX, SEPANG INTERNATIONAL
CIRCUIT, KUALA LUMPUR:
MotoGP: 1 A Dovizioso (It)
Ducati 44mins 51.497secs, 2 J
Lorenzo (Sp) Ducati 44:56.240,
3 J Zarco (Fr) Yamaha 45:01.235.
Standings: 1 M Marquez (Sp)
Honda 282pts, 2 A Dovizioso
(It) Ducati 261, 3 M Vinales (Sp)
Yamaha 219.
RUGBY LEAGUE
WORLD CUP GROUP STAGE
Fiji (36).................58 USA (6) .................12
NZ (10)..................38 Samoa (4).............8
PNG (26)..............50 Wales (0)...............6
Yesterday
France (6)...........18 Lebanon (12) ..29
Ireland (20)......36 Italy (6) ................12
Scotland (0)........ 4 Tonga (38)........50
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
Harleq’s (17) ....41 Worcestr (18)35
N’hamptn (11) 22 Wasps (16)........38
Saracens (13)..44 London I (6) ....13
Yesterday
Bath (8)....................21 Gloucester (5)22
Newcastle (10)13 Leicester (14)30
GUINNESS PRO14
B Treviso (6)....13 Edinburgh (7)24
Scarlets (18)....30 Cardiff B’s (3)17
Ulster (10).........10 Leinster (13)...25
Zebre (16)........... 23 Cheetahs (8)....24
TENNIS
ATP SWISS INDOORS BASEL,
SWITZERLAND: Final: (1) R
FEDERER (Swit) bt (4) J M DEL
POTRO (Arg) 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3.
ATP ERSTE BANK OPEN, VIENNA,
AUSTRIA: Final: L Pouille (Fr) bt
(8) J TSONGA (Fr) 6-1 6-4.
WTA FINALS, SINGAPORE:
Final: C Wozniacki (Den) bt V
Williams (US) 6-4 6-4.
TODAY’S FIXTURE
CRICKET
SECOND TEST (Second day of
five): Zimbabwe v West Indies
(Bulawayo, 7.30am).
England Women collected their
first points of this year’s Ashes series as their top order put on a batting masterclass to claim a 20-run
Duckworth-Lewis victory in a rainaffected third one-day international
at Coffs Harbour.
The tourists put up their biggest
ODI total against Australia, chalking up 284 for eight in their 50 overs.
The weather reduced the Australian
target to 278 in their 48 overs but,
just as England struggled to meet
their target in the second ODI, so did
Australia on the east coast.
England were slow out of the
blocks and lost opener Lauren
Winfield for a duck in the second
over, but during the next 20 overs,
Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor kept the scoreboard ticking
along, the latter reaching her halfcentury off 55 balls.
Taylor was caught off the bowling of Megan Schutt for 69, having
notched up 12 fours, while Beau-
Heather Knight
hit an unbeaten
88 to help
England defeat
Australia in
the third ODI
yesterday GETTY
mont was dismissed for 74 from 98
deliveries in the 36th over.
However, it was the contribution
of skipper Heather Knight with an
unbeaten 88 from 80 balls – including five fours and a six – that helped
set Australia a target which would
prove to be insurmountable.
Australia, who need eight points
to retain the Ashes, lead 4-2 in the
multi-format series.
Taylor said: “We had to put a good
target on the board. Australia did
get away with the bat but that rain
break gave us a chance to regroup.
I’m proud of the way we bowled;
those middle overs were key.”
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Falcons made
to suffer after
another May
day to savour
needed a little bit more structure in
his game. With a bit better quality of
possession, he was always going to be
LEICESTER
fantastic. I think he’s got a massive
Tries Veainu, B Youngs, May
30
future for us and also internationally.”
Cons G Ford 3 Pens: G Ford 3
It took May until 10 minutes before full-time to strike on this occaBy Hugh Godwin
sion, but when the try came, it was a
AT KINGSTON PARK
beauty. Ford took possession behind
a scrum and the fly-half dabbed a
The super scoring show starring perfect cross-kick into the parcel of
Jonny May continued at Newcas- chilly Novocastrian air he knew May
tle’s expense as Leicester’s flying would be running into. May caught
left wing moved into double figures the ball at something approaching
of tries for the season, and empha- full tilt, which by most players’ standsised why he is a hot favourards is bloomin’ quick, rounded
ite to start for England in
the first Falcons tackler with
next month’s autumn
ease, and no one else could
internationals.
get near him.
May’s thrilling
While O’Connor
pace and instinctive
gratefully pocketed
Number of tries
empathy for the exa fifth league win in
Jonny May has
cellent service dea row, his Newcastle
scored for Leicester
livered by George
counterpart, Dean Riin nine appearances
Ford, his team-mate
chards, was obliged to
for the club this
for club and country,
take stock. Leicester’s
season
brought him a 10th try
forwards bullied the Falin nine appearances since
cons in the scrum and open
he joined Leicester in
play. Richards spoke gloomthe summer.
ily of “inaccuracy” in the setHe’s doing piece and “inconsistency” of
The only club to keep
May at bay in either the a great job
decision-making, and it was a
league or Europe has for us ... He
shame to set such a performbeen his former em- was always
ance in front of the first sellployers, Gloucester. He
out crowd here for more than
now has seven tries in going to be
nine years.
seven matches in the fantastic.
“Leicester have got the
I think he’s got messiest scrum in the league,
Premiership.
“He’s doing a great a massive
and they get away with a
job for us,” said Matt future for us
huge amount,” said Richards.
O’Connor, the Leicester
“They’ve been around the
director of rugby, while
block quite a bit and [young
revealing he had tried to sign May loosehead Ellis] Genge is starting to
during his previous stint coach- come into his own. It’s very difficult
ing at Tigers, four years ago. “He to combat.”
had all the makings of a world-class
Ford was faultless from the kicking
winger at the time and I think he just tee and full of brio and bravura in his
NEWCASTLE
Try Goneva Con: Flood
Pens Flood 2
13
10
all-round play. It made for an uncomfortable afternoon for his opposite
number and some-time predecessor
as England No 10, Toby Flood, who
alsocalmlyacceptedalatetacklefrom
Genge that might have caused ructions from someone less temperate.
Newcastle’s run of form and expansive style had shifted tickets in
numbers not seen since May 2008,
when the Falcons were navigating
choppy waters, with Jonny Wilkinson enduring one of his many bouts
of injury, and Mat Tait and Flood sold
to Sale and Leicester respectively.
Yesterday the tingle of the big-
match atmosphere was palpable.
And in a couple of sporting quirks,
Flood was back in the Newcastle XV
for his first home start since returning from Toulouse in the summer,
and Tait was turning out for Leicester, having moved there from Sale
in 2011. Tait was in the centre in the
absence of the injured Matt Toomua
and Manu Tuilagi, though Toomua
may be fit for the European ties with
Munster in December.
Newcastle had won just one of the
previous 14 Premiership meetings
between the clubs, and all the home
side’s many Leicester connections –
Blackadder furious after last-gasp defeat
BATH
Tries Rokoduguni 2
Con Priestland Pens Priestland 3
21
GLOUCESTER
Tries Heinz 2, Slater ~
Cons Williams 2 Pen Williams
22
By Andrew Baldock
AT THE RECREATION GROUND
Todd Blackadder could not conceal
his anger as he criticised an “unforgivable” Bath performance, after
they crashed to defeat against west
country rivals Gloucester.
Wales international Owen Williams converted Ed Slater’s try
five minutes into stoppage-time as
Gloucester claimed a first away win
of the season.
Semesa Rokoduguni looked to
have done enough for Bath when he
crossed four minutes from the end
of normal time for his second touchdown at the Recreation Ground, but
Gloucester were not to be denied.
“It was probably a nine out of 10
in terms of frustration,” Bath rugby
director Blackadder said. “It was
sub-standard from us.
“We found ourselves in a position where we should have shut
the game out and we didn’t. Credit
to Gloucester, they deserved it, but
from our side of it, that was just not
good enough.
“We allowed them to build pressure, and we have just got to be better than that. It was error on error
on error.
“The thing I look at is the energy, and when we go back and have
a look at the video, we will be so
frustrated. We missed the simple
basics, and it is just unforgivable.”
England coach Eddie Jones would
have been concerned to see flanker
Sam Underhill withdrawn at halftime, while winger Anthony Watson
also had a period off the field with a
head injury.
The pair were due to join England’s autumn internationals squad
on a training camp in Portugal today.
Blackadder said of Underhill:
“He’s had a bit of a ‘stinger’ down the
back of his neck and felt a little uncomfortable there. It’s just not worth
taking a risk.”
Gloucester fly-half Williams admitted he could feel the pressure
ahead of his match-winning kick.
He said: “I was trying to compose
myself and control my breathing
before that kick.
“I knew how big a kick it was, but
from Richards and his assistant coach
John Wells, to Flood among six ex-Tigers players – proved of scarce use.
Ford began pulling the strings immediately, though the shiniest stardust was sprinkled by a Tongan Tiger,
as Telusa Veainu bobbed and weaved
to the opening try. Ben Youngs and
Ford kidded that they might keep a
line-outmaulclosetotheforwardsbefore Tait – with a Toomua-style long
pass – set Veainu free.
In a first half mostly devoid of
scrums, Leicester’s forwards put it
about in open play, with Dan Cole
tackling Newcastle’s new Scotland
Sale favourites
to sign Quins’
Yarde after he is
told to move on
By Sam Peters
Owen Williams (right) celebrates
after his match-winning conversion
it was just important to control my
processes, and as soon as I saw it
going through the posts, I let out a
big scream. It’s relief to win as we
were in the game throughout.”
Marland Yarde has been told he
has no future at Harlequins after
failing to report for training on
three separate occasions without
a satisfactory explanation.
The Aviva Premiership
club gave the 25-year-old his
marching orders last week, with
Quins’ director of rugby John
Kingston telling Yarde that his
behaviour was not conducive to
the culture he is trying to build at
the club.
Kingston has grown increasingly
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Next fight for Under-17 world-beaters
is to break into Premier League sides
By Kevin Garside
CHIEF SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Leicester’s Jonny
May celebrates
scoring his side’s
third try yesterday,
after a George Ford
cross-kick GETTY
squad member Chris Harris almost
as hard and late as Genge had caught
Flood. The latter man picked himself
up to kick a 50-metre penalty goal for
Newcastle in the 15th minute, but this
was quickly followed by Veainu making Leicester’s second try for Youngs.
A minute before the interval, Vereniki Goneva raised some hope with
a try after good handling by his forwards, and Flood’s penalty two minutes into the second half brought
Newcastle to within a point. From
there on, Ford’s three penalties and
the conversion of May’s try pulled
Leicester inexorably clear.
exasperated with the England
wing’s behaviour since he failed
to report for training 24 hours
before the squad were to depart
for a pre-season training camp in
Germany.
Yarde had failed to report
for training in August, telling
club officials he had overslept,
and was told not to attend the
pre-season camp. Kingston’s
patience snapped last week
when Yarde failed to attend the
captain’s run the day before
his side faced Wasps in the
Challenge Cup.
It is understood Yarde has been
told he has become a disruptive
influence and must find himself
another club.
Sale are favourites to sign
the player, who was last
week overlooked for Eddie
Jones’s squad for the autumn
internationals. THE INDEPENDENT
England’s regal Under-17s woke to
a blizzard of celebratory headlines.
Coach Steve Cooper was yesterday
morning’s must-have interviewee,
quite the transformation from the
anonymity he wore when the nascent world champions set forth for
India a month ago.
Saturday’s emphatic 5-2 subjugation of Spain in Kolkata after falling
2-0 behind followed the 3-1 walloping of Brazil in the semi-finals. In the
space of three days, English youth
had run rings around the two most
fecund talent farms in world football.
Manchester City’s Phil Foden,
hailed as the English version of
Andres Iniesta, was named player of
the tournament and the Golden Boot
went to Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster,
who smashed eight goals.
As with all overnight successes,
this was five years in the making and
is just the latest in an unprecedented
year of junior plunder for England,
which includes the Under-20 World
Cup, the Under-20 Toulon Tournament and the Under-19 European
Championship.
Cooper told listeners of BBC
Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme how the transformation of
the English game at junior level was
a consequence of the structured approach developed at the FA headquarters at St George’s Park.
“We have a plan,” he said. “We
have been at St George’s Park for five
years and all the national coaches
are very close, we work in a similar
way. All the teams are expected to
play in a certain way and if it is a good
one, the more you practise it the better you become at it.
England Under-17s celebrate with the World Cup after beating Spain 5-2 in Kolkata on Saturday AP
“The results have been fantastic,
the U-20s winning in the summer
and what happened in Europe. But
we are very much still in the infancy.
It was magnificent to win last night
but if we hadn’t, it would still have
been important.”
This all begs the question how –
in a Premier League that invests
in mature talent from overseas
– a pathway is found that allows
We are still in the infancy.
It was great to win last night
but if we hadn’t, it would
still have been important
CHAMPIONSHIP
England’s gifted tyros to mature into
world beaters at senior level.
That is not a question for Cooper
to answer, though he acknowledged
the necessity for someone to work it
out. “We have to keep one eye on the
future, that is the most important
thing and what we want to do is win
long term at senior level.
“To do that you can’t work off the
cuff, you have to join everything up
and that is what we are doing. We
want these players to come through.
We select players who we think can
go the distance and have longevity.”
Liverpool want to tie Brewster to
a long-term deal when he turns 18
next April. Pep Guardiola is a vocal
advocate of Foden. But the responsibility of Jürgen Klopp at Anfield and
Guardiola is to Liverpool and City
not England.
Foden in particular looks ready
for the next step. His elevation to the
senior England squad might even be
seen as necessary given the paucity
of genuine playmakers available.
Some argue he must first establish a presence at City but getting
past Silvas David and Bernardo,
not to mention Kevin de Bruyne, is
unrealistic. Edging out Alex OxladeChamberlain or Jesse Lingard with
England is not, however.
PREMIER LEAGUE
Bruce: Giving fans clappers Momentum is with Magpies
as they face Turf Moor test
was just plain crackers
BIRMINGHAM CITY
ASTON VILLA
0
0
By Sports Staff
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce
criticised Birmingham’s decision
to give their supporters cardboard
clappers for the Championship goalless derby draw at St Andrew’s.
Some home fans threw the clappers at Villa players, including Robert Snodgrass, and Bruce was far
from impressed amid claims that
coins were also thrown.
The former Birmingham boss
said: “Whoever made the ridiculous
decision to have clappers here obviously doesn’t know the BirminghamVilla game. It is the last thing they
need. But they have somehow used
them as a weapon. In all seriousness
someone could have been badly hurt.
“They were rolled up, elastic
bands around them and they became like a rock. Thankfully, no-one
has been caught. But people could
have been... so whoever made the ridiculous decision, I don’t think they
will do it again.”
Birmingham’s record signing Jota
could have been the derby-day hero
– blazing over the bar in the 49th
minute when he only had Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to beat – but
manager Steve Cotterill refused to
point the finger of blame.
He said: “There is no blame attached to anyone for missing a
chance. Players will miss chances
and you have to accept that.”
Villa cam agonisingly close to taking all three points towards the end
when substitute Keinan Davis and
Jonathan Kodjia both hit the bar in
quick succession.
By Damian Spellman
Rafael Benitez has challenged Newcastle to maintain their momentum
for as long as they can to provide a
platform for top-flight survival.
The Magpies travel to Burnley
this evening having worked their
way into eighth place in the
table thanks to last weekend’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
A return of 14 points
from their first nine
games has made for an
encouraging start to
life back in the Premier
League, and while the degree of difficulty will increase
before the turn of the year, Benitez
(right) is hoping his players can ride
the wave a little further.
He said: “It’s really important
to start well because you will play
with more confidence and you never
know. You could see Leicester when
they won the title; they started with
confidence and you couldn’t stop
them. It’s a very good thing for us
and if we can keep the momentum ...
We will try to do it.”
Fellow promoted teams Brighton
and Huddersfield have also adapted
quickly to the top flight, with
Benitez citing unity on and
off the pitch as key.
“It’s true that maybe
these three teams have
people – players, managers, staff, everybody
– behind the team, well
organised and working
as a team. Maybe that is
the key to being successful in a
division where you have players with
a lot of quality.”
The Magpies are just one point
above tonight’s hosts, who have won
only one of their four home league
games this term.
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FOOTBALL
Football results and tables
PREMIER LEAGUE
AFC B’mouth (0) .....0
Att 10,998
Arsenal (0).................... 2
Kolasinac 51
Ramsey 58
Crystal Palace (0)... 2
Milivojevic 50 (pen)
Zaha 90
Chelsea (0)...................1
Hazard 51
Swansea (1).................1
Clucas 22
Att 59,493
West Ham (2).............2
Hernandez 31
Ayew 43
Att 25,242
Liverpool (0)...............3 Huddersfield (0).....0
Sturridge 50
Att 53,268
Firmino 58
Wijnaldum 75
Man Utd (0)..................1 Tottenham (0)..........0
Martial 81
Att 75,034
Watford (0)..................0 Stoke (1).........................1
Att 20,087
Fletcher 16
West Brom (1)........... 2 Man City (2)................3
Rodriguez 13
Sane 10
Phillips 90
Fernandinho 15
Att 24,003
Sterling 64
Yesterday
Brighton (0) ................1 Southampton (1)...1
Murray 52
Davis 7
Att 30,564
Leicester (2) ................ 2 Everton (0)..................0
Vardy 18, Gray 29
Att 31,891
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
10 9 1 0 35 6 28
Man Utd
10 7 2 1 23 4 23
Tottenham
10 6 2 2 19 7 20
Chelsea
10 6 1 3 18 10 19
Arsenal
10 6 1 3 19 13 19
Liverpool
10 4 4 2 17 16 16
Watford
10 4 3 3 15 18 15
Newcastle
9 4 2 3 10 8 14
Southampton 10 3 4 3 9 10 13
Burnley
9 3 4 2 8 9 13
Leicester
10 3 3 4 14 14 12
Brighton
10 3 3 4 10 11 12
Huddersfield 10 3 3 4 7 13 12
Stoke
10 3 2 5 11 20 11
West Brom
10 2 4 4 9 13 10
West Ham
10 2 3 5 10 19 9
Swansea
10 2 2 6 7 12 8
Everton
10 2 2 6 7 20 8
Bournemouth 10 2 1 7 6 14 7
Crystal Palace 10 1 1 8 4 21 4
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Burton Albion (0) ..1 Ipswich (0)...................2
Turner 57
Waghorn 66
Att 4,110
Celina 89
Cardiff (0)......................0 Millwall (0).................0
Att 18,496
Fulham (0)....................1 Bolton (1)......................1
Cairney 90
Ameobi 28
Att 18,792
Hull (0)............................. 2 Nottm Forest (1)....3
Bowen 76, Hector 88 Dowell 29, 71, 83 (pen)
Att 15,780
Norwich (0)..................1 Derby (1)........................2
Klose 71
Nugent 45
Att 26,048
Winnall 83
Preston (1).................... 2 Brentford (1).............3
Maguire 41
Yennaris 25
Barkhuizen 67
Sawyers 56
Att 12,005
Watkins 69
QPR (1)............................. 2 Wolves (1) ....................1
Washington 41
Leo Bonatini 43
Smith 81
Att 16,004
Reading (0)...................0 Middlesbrough (1) 2
Leadbitter 14 (pen)
Att 17,928
Assombalonga 74
Sheff Wed (1) ..............1 Barnsley (0)...............1
Reach 34
Barnes 67
Att 27,097
Sunderland (1) .........1 Bristol City (1)..........2
Grabban 45
Reid 28, Djuric 73
Att 27,317
Yesterday
Birmingham (0).......0 Aston Villa (0) ..........0
Att 24,408
P W D L F A Pts
Sheff Utd
14 10 0 4 20 12 30
Wolves
14 9 2 3 25 15 29
Cardiff
14 8 4 2 18 10 28
Bristol City
14 6 6 2 22 15 24
Leeds
14 7 2 5 22 14 23
Aston Villa
14 6 5 3 19 13 23
Derby
13 6 4 3 19 14 22
Norwich
14 6 4 4 14 16 22
Preston NE
14 5 6 3 19 14 21
Ipswich
13 7 0 6 22 19 21
Nottm Forest 14 7 0 7 20 23 21
Middlesbrough 14 5 5 4 17 12 20
Fulham
14 4 7 3 18 15 19
QPR
14 4 6 4 18 18 18
Millwall
14 4 5 5 16 14 17
Sheff Wed
14 4 5 5 17 17 17
Hull
14 4 4 6 26 23 16
Brentford
14 3 7 4 20 20 16
Barnsley
13 3 4 6 16 19 13
Reading
13 3 3 7 11 16 12
Birmingham 14 3 3 8 8 21 12
Burton Albion 14 2 4 8 7 27 10
Sunderland
14 1 6 7 17 27 9
Bolton
14 1 4 9 8 25 7
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bristol Rovers (0).. 2 MK Dons (0)................0
Nichols 65
Att 8,701
Gaffney 73
Bury (0)...........................0 Doncaster (0)............1
Att 3,079
Whiteman 78
Charlton (0).................1 Wimbledon (0) ........0
Holmes 78
Att 12,575
Fleetwood Tn (0).... 2 Oxford Utd (0) ..........0
Grant 88, Hiwula 90 Att 3,261
Northampton (1) ....1 Blackpool (0).............0
Hoskins 21
Att 5,213
Oldham (1) .................... 2 Scunthorpe (2).........3
Clarke 45, Davies 81 Hopper 5, Morris 10
Att 4,331
Holmes 83
Peterborough (1)....1 Shrewsbury (0).......0
Maddison 14
Att 5,606
Plymouth (1) ..............1 Rochdale (1)................1
Grant 1
Done 33
Att 8,805
Portsmouth (0)........0 Bradford (0)...............1
Att 18,067
Kilgallon 80
Rotherham (0) ..........1 Gillingham (1)...........3
Moore 56
Parker 2, 86
Att 7,865
Eaves 47
Walsall (0).....................0 Southend (1)..............1
Att 4,145
Cox 17
Wigan (0).......................0 Blackburn (0)............0
Att 11,211
P
Shrewsbury
16
Wigan
16
Bradford
16
Charlton
15
Scunthorpe
16
Rotherham
16
Blackburn
14
Peterborough 15
Fleetwood
15
Oxford Utd
16
Southend
16
Blackpool
15
Bristol Rovers 16
Portsmouth
16
Walsall
16
MK Dons
16
Doncaster
16
Oldham
16
Rochdale
16
AFC Wimbledon 16
Northampton 16
Gillingham
16
Bury
16
Plymouth
16
PREMIER LEAGUE
W
11
11
9
9
7
8
7
7
7
6
6
6
7
6
4
5
5
5
3
4
4
3
3
2
D
4
3
3
3
5
1
3
3
3
5
5
4
0
2
7
4
3
3
8
3
3
5
3
5
L
1
2
4
3
4
7
4
5
5
5
5
5
9
8
5
7
8
8
5
9
9
8
10
9
F
24
29
25
23
18
29
19
25
25
26
20
20
25
19
21
17
18
27
16
9
13
12
17
12
A
10
9
18
16
13
22
10
21
23
20
26
19
29
20
24
24
20
35
19
17
26
20
24
24
Pts
37
36
30
30
26
25
24
24
24
23
23
22
21
20
19
19
18
18
17
15
15
14
12
11
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington (1)...........4 Barnet (0).....................1
Chesterfield (1)......... 2 Carlisle (0)...................2
Colchester (1).............3 Crewe (1).......................1
Forest Green (1)....... 2 Morecambe (0)........0
Grimsby (0) .................0 Cambridge Utd (0)0
Lincoln City (0) ........0 Crawley Town (0).0
Luton (0)........................0 Coventry (1)...............3
Mansfield (1) ..............1 Exeter (0)......................1
Notts County (1) .....3 Newport Cty (0) .....0
Port Vale (0)................0 Swindon (0) ...............3
Wycombe (0)..............3 Cheltenham (1)........3
Yeovil (3)........................ 3 Stevenage (0)............0
P W D L F A Pts
Notts County 16 10 3 3 28 16 33
Accrington
16 10 2 4 30 19 32
Luton
16 9 4 3 34 15 31
Exeter
16 9 3 4 23 18 30
Swindon
16 9 1 6 24 18 28
Coventry
16 8 3 5 17 8 27
Wycombe
16 7 6 3 31 25 27
Newport Cty 16 7 4 5 23 18 25
Lincoln City
16 6 6 4 16 14 24
Cambridge Utd 16 7 3 6 16 16 24
Stevenage
16 7 3 6 24 27 24
Grimsby
16 6 5 5 19 21 23
Colchester
16 6 4 6 23 21 22
Mansfield
16 5 7 4 22 21 22
Cheltenham
16 6 3 7 23 23 21
Carlisle
16 5 5 6 22 23 20
Yeovil
16 5 4 7 24 29 19
Crewe
16 5 2 9 16 25 17
Crawley Town 16 4 4 8 12 16 16
Forest Green 16 4 3 9 16 32 15
Barnet
16 3 5 8 19 24 14
Port Vale
16 4 2 10 16 23 14
Morecambe
16 3 5 8 12 22 14
Chesterfield
16 2 3 11 15 31 9
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Barrow 3 Aldershot 1; Boreham Wood
2 Bromley 2; Gateshead 0 Dover 0;
Macclesfield 1 Eastleigh 2; Maidenhead
Utd 1 Dag & Red 1; Maidstone Utd 1 Chester FC 0; Solihull Moors 0 AFC Fylde 4;
Sutton Utd 0 Ebbsfleet United 0; Torquay
0 Hartlepool 2; Tranmere 4 FC Halifax 2;
Woking 2 Guiseley 3; Wrexham 2 Leyton
Orient 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Dover P 18 pts 33, 2
Macclesfield (18-32), 3 Wrexham (18-30),
4 Sutton Utd (18-30), 5 Maidstone Utd
(17-29), 6 Dag & Red (18-28).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen (1) ............... 2 Ross County (1).......1
Christie 12
Gardyne 8
McLean 52 (pen)
Att 13,918
Celtic (1)..........................1 Kilmarnock (0) ........1
Griffiths 43
Jones 60
Att 58,060
Dundee (0)....................1 Hamilton (1)...............3
Leitch-Smith 67 (pen) Skondras 39
Templeton 64
Att 4,863
Rojano 86
Hearts (1).......................1 Rangers (1)..................3
Lafferty 24
Miller 43, 65
Att 32,852
Windass 72
Motherwell (0).........0 Hibernian (1).............1
Att 6,043
Boyle 27
Partick (1)......................1 St Johnstone (0) .....0
Storey 14
Att 2,870
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
11 8 3 0 25 6 27
Aberdeen
11 8 2 1 18 10 26
Rangers
11 6 3 2 24 13 21
Motherwell
11 6 1 4 16 12 19
Hibernian
11 5 4 2 16 13 19
St Johnstone 12 4 3 5 13 16 15
Hearts
12 4 3 5 11 15 15
Hamilton
12 3 2 7 17 22 11
Ross County 12 3 2 7 11 19 11
Partick
12 2 4 6 11 19 10
Kilmarnock
11 1 5 5 9 15 8
Dundee
12 2 2 8 12 23 8
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dumbarton 0 Dundee Utd 2; Inverness
CT 1 Dunfermline 0; Livingston 3 Brechin
2; Queen of South 4 Falkirk 2; St Mirren
2 Morton 2.
Leading Positions: 1 St Mirren P 11 pts
23, 2 Livingston (11-21), 3 Dunfermline
(11-20), 4 Dundee Utd (11-20), 5 Queen of
South (11-18), 6 Morton (11-16).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Airdrieonians 2 Albion 2; Ayr 2 Stranraer
0; East Fife 3 Arbroath 1; Forfar 1 Raith 1;
Queen’s Park 0 Alloa 4.
Leading Positions: 1 Raith P 10 pts 23, 2
Ayr (11-23), 3 East Fife (11-18), 4 Arbroath
(11-17), 5 Albion (11-16), 6 Alloa (11-15).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Berwick 1 Cowdenbeath 0; Clyde 2
Elgin 4; Montrose 1 Edinburgh City 0;
Peterhead 1 Annan Athletic 0; Stirling 1
Stenhousemuir 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Stirling P 10 pts 22,
2 Montrose (10-20), 3 Peterhead (10-19), 4
Stenhousemuir (10-18), 5 Elgin (10-17), 6
Berwick (10-15).
TODAY’S FIXTURE
PREMIER LEAGUE
Burnley v Newcastle (8) ............................................
Puel nails his first
call as Gray puts
Everton to sword
LEICESTER CITY
Vardy 18, Gray 29
EVERTON
2
Leicester City
Schmeichel
0
Maguire
Morgan
By Simon Hart
Fuchs
AT THE KING POWER STADIUM
It would be stretching a point to
say the appointment of Claude
Puel had got Leicester fans’ pulses
racing. At a club which has had a
roller-coaster few years, the Frenchman’s perceived grey personality made his arrival one of the more
underwhelming events the King
Power Stadium has witnessed.
And yet against Everton, a club
searching for their own new manager
after Ronald Koeman’s sacking, Puel
began his reign with a victory which
lifted the Foxes into mid-table and
left the visitors in the bottom three.
It was Leicester’s first home league
success since August and it owed
plenty to one excellent call by the
new manager. Puel’s decision to give
Demarai Gray only his second league
start of the campaign brought rich
dividends, with the England Under21 winger setting up the opening goal
and scoring the second, via a fortuitous deflection off Jonjoe Kenny.
Puel, a respected coach who took
Southampton to a cup final, said
afterwards: “I was impressed
because they played very well first
half with good combination, with
good relationships between the players and it was a fantastic first goal.”
Iborra
Simpson Ndidi
Gray
Vardy
Chilwell
Mahrez
Calvert-Lewin
Lennon
Baines
Rooney
Mirallas
Gueye
Davies
Williams
Jagielka
Kenny
Pickford
Everton
Subs: Leicester Ozaki (Mahrez, 75), Albrighton
(Chilwell, 83), Iheanacho (Vardy, 90); Everton
(Baningime, (Lennon, 45), Niasse (Mirallas, 45),
Sigurdsson (Rooney, 74).
Booked: Leicester None; Everton Davies, Gueye.
Man of the Match Gray. Rating 6/10.
Possession: Leicester 41% Everton 59%.
Attempts on target: Leicester 3 Everton 2.
Referee A Marriner (Birmingham). Attendance 31,891.
Jamie Vardy
(right) puts
Leicester
into the
lead against
Everton
yesterday
dled already: this was his second defeat after Wednesday’s Carabao Cup
loss at Chelsea. In all competitions,
it was a ninth defeat in a confidencedraining 13-match sequence. Cue
the cheeky chant from the Leicester fans: “All that money and you’re
going down.”
Unsworth’s attempted solution has
been to leave out some of the club’s
high-profile summer purchases.
Record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson
started on the bench here.
By the time Everton got into the
game, it was already too late. Wes
Morgan and Ben Chilwell had gone
close before Gray set up the opening
Steven Davis
celebrates
putting
Southampton
into an
early lead at
Brighton AFP/
home from close range. The goal reflected the early balance of play with
Brighton unable to recover the momentum they developed at the London Stadium nine days previously.
When they did begin to assert
themselves, they failed to translate
possession into meaningful opportunities, ensuring Fraser Forster, the
Southampton keeper, remained untested for much of the first half.
Finally, though, a sense of urgency
REUTERS
Everton, by contrast, had all the
bounce of a burst Carabao Cup Mitre
Delta, in a first half when the game
ran away from them.
C a r e t a ke r m a n a ge r D av i d
Unsworth has at least until the next
international break to stake his claim,
but his prospects must have dwin-
Murray strikes again
as Gulls continue
to show they belong
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
Murray 52
1
SOUTHAMPTON
Davis 7
1
By Ian Winrow
AT AMEX STADIUM
A third goal in two games from Glenn
Murray denied Southampton backto-back victories for the first time
this season and reinforced the sense
Brighton are quickly consolidating
their position in the Premier League.
Murray, who had scored twice in
last Friday’s impressive 3-0 victory
at West Ham United, headed home
in the 51st minute to cancel out Steve
Davis’s early opening goal.
It was a deserved equaliser and
while bothmanagers will be concerned
that their sides did not do enough to
claim three points, Brighton’s Chris
Hughton can be satisfied his newlypromoted team now lie 11th, two places
and one point behind Southampton.
“I think at points in the second half
we pushed them,” Murray said afterwards. “It ebbed and flowed and
maybe we were hanging on a bit at
the end. But I think 1-1 is a fair result.”
Southampton manager Mauricio
Pellegrino promoted Sofiane Boufal
to the starting line-up following his
stunning winner against West Bromwich Albion. The Morocco international has been frustrated at his lack
of starting opportunities and wasted
little time in making an impact, drawing a foul from Dale Stephens to set
up the free-kick that led to the sixthminute opening goal.
Jack Ward-Prowse curled the
dead ball over the Brighton wall and
against the post and, with Albion
slow to react, Davis pounced to head
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Premier League Saturday’s action
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Mourinho left completely in the
dark about Pogba’s injury status
Jose Mourinho says he still has “no
idea” when Paul Pogba will be back
in the Manchester United team,
with the midfielder now having
been out for over six weeks with a
hamstring injury.
There had been hopes that the
French star (right) could be back
this week, from a problem first
picked up in the 3-0 Champions
League win over Basel on 12
September, but Mourinho
said he still couldn’t put
a date on it and that the
24-year-old’s training
regime is out of his control.
“I have no idea,” Mourinho
said. “Honestly. I have no
idea. I am not in control of
his recovering process.
“He is not training with
me. He is on individual
work, and when a player is
on individual work and not
in my group, even under
certain conditions, for example
Marcos Rojo is working with me
under certain conditions, but he’s
working with me, so I would expect
Marcos Rojo to be ready to play
after the international break. I can
predict that because he’s training
with me. So Pogba, I have no idea.”
Mourinho was speaking after the
1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur,
a victory delivered by Anthony
Martial’s 77th-minute strike.
Martial had been brought
on for Marcus Rashford, a
decision initially booed by
fans, but the United manager
defended supporters’ right to
do that.
“They paid their ticket,
they can do what they want.
They can boo a player that
doesn’t deserve to be booed.
They can boo a player that
is working like an animal and
because the game is not going in
his direction, they can boo.
“They paid their ticket, they
can do what they want. They can
boo the manager. They can boo
what they want. No problem.”
Dele Alli, meanwhile, knows
Tottenham cannot afford to let
frustrating back-to-back defeats
throw them off-kilter.
Mauricio Pochettino’s
swashbuckling team swatted
aside Liverpool at Wembley last
weekend, only to be brought down
to earth with a bump.
Spurs inexplicably gave up a
two-goal lead to lose their midweek
Carabao Cup clash 3-2 against West
Ham, before Saturday’s defeat at
Old Trafford.
Alli knows they have to pick
themselves up quickly with a
Champions League clash at
home to Real Madrid followed
by a Premier League encounter
with Crystal Palace before the
international break. “We don’t
just want to compete, we want to
win and as a team,” the England
international said. THE INDEPENDENT
ARSENAL 2-1 SWANSEA
WEST BROM 2-3 MAN CITY
B’MOUTH 0-1 CHELSEA
Arsenal manager
Arsène Wenger is
not worried about
Alexis Sanchez
ahead of next
Sunday’s visit to
Manchester City.
Sanchez (above) thought he was on
his way to the Etihad until a move
broke down on deadline day but
Wenger has no fears about him.
“I am not concerned, because I
am not suspicious of the desire to
win of a football player,” Wenger
said. “When you are a football
player, you have a social contract
with the rest of the team and I
never question that.”
Manchester City manager Pep
Guardiola has warned his team of
Napoli’s threat after turning his
attention to Europe.
City won their 13th match
in a row on Saturday, with the
scoreline flattering Albion who
were outclassed. City now go to
Napoli in the Champions League on
Wednesday knowing a win would
see them qualify from Group F, but
Guardiola is wary of the Italians.
“We need one more win to qualify
but we are going to the team that
are leading Serie A,” he said, “and
everybody knows the type of football
they play in their own stadium, so it’s
going to be very difficult.”
Eden Hazard says he is ready to hit
top form ahead of a pivotal week
for Chelsea. The Belgian struck the
winner as Chelsea kept themselves
nine points behind league leaders
Manchester City.
Hazard (below) missed the start
of the season after ankle surgery
but has now claimed three goals
in as many games. The Blues go to
Roma in the Champions League
tomorrow, then
host Manchester
United on Sunday.
“I’m fully ready
for the next game,
I just want to
play,” said Hazard.
WATFORD 0-1 STOKE CITY
LIVERPOOL 3-0 HUD’FIELD
C PALACE 2-2 WEST HAM
By Miguel Delaney
goal with a dazzling run after Gray was awarded the goal by Opta
18 minutes.
but it was one that Kenny, Everton’s
He picked the ball up five
young right-back, will relive in
yards outside his own
his nightmares. A member
penalty box and set off.
of England’s Under-20
Tom Davies could not
World Cup-winning
stay with him and on
side, Kenny swung a
he sped past Idrissa
foot at Gray’s cross
This was Everton’s
Gueye and Wayne
and it flew into the
ninth defeat
Rooney before slidfar corner.
in 13 games in all
ing in Riyad Mahrez
“Second half we were
competitions
down the right, who
much better,” Unsworth
crossed for a Jamie
said. “But we gave them
Vardy tap-in.
a two-goal start, so formaLeicester were cutting
tions and tactics can go out the
through Everton with ease, and after window if your players don’t play on
29 minutes, they had their second. the front foot.” THE INDEPENDENT
9
It ebbed and flowed and
maybe we were hanging
on a bit at the end. But
I think 1-1 is a fair result
was introduced into Brighton’s play
in the final minutes of the half with
Izquierdo and Anthony Knockaert
both delivering crosses that deserved to be met with better finishes.
Their equaliser came six minutes
after the half-time when their efforts
on the right flank were rewarded.
Knockaert moved inside to a central
area to collect a pass before working
the ball out to Pascal Gross who sent
a looping cross towards Murray at
the far post where the striker easily
out-jumped Cedric and directed a
header into the angle of the goal and
beyond Forster’s unconvincing attempt to save.
“We are a little bit disappointed
because we did the difficult thing
and went in front,” said Pellegrino.
“But when you allow the opposition
to come back in the Premier League
any team can create problems.
“My feeling is we competed well,
but when we are controlling the situation we have to play with more determination to score the second goal
and kill the game.” THE INDEPENDENT
Brighton
Ryan
Bruno
Knockaert
Duffy
Dunk
Propper
Stephens
Bong
Izquierdo
Gross
Murray
Gabbiadini
Boufal Ward-Prowse Davis
Tadic
Romeu
Bertrand
Hoedt
Van Dijk
Soares
Forster
Southampton
Subs: Brighton Brown (Gross, 84), March (Izquierdo,
87); Southampton Redmond (Boufal, 72), Hojbjerg
(Ward-Prowse, 84), Long (Tadic, 84).
Booked: Brighton Bong, Duffy, Murray; Southampton
Hoedt.
Man of the Match Gross. Rating 5/10.
Possession: Brighton 52% Southampton 48%.
Attempts on target: Brighton 2 Southampton 1.
Referee N Swarbrick (Preston).
Attendance 30,564.
Sanchez’s City
13 wins in a row Hazard hitting
attitude does not but Guardiola
top form in key
worry Wenger
wary of Napoli week for Blues
Wimmer hails
‘massive’ boost
Sturridge in plea
for game time
Hart: We were
unprofessional
Stoke defender Kevin Wimmer
saluted a “massive” result for the
struggling club, following backto-back defeats, including a 7-2
drubbing by Manchester City.
But a first Stoke goal for Darren
Fletcher, with a volleyed finish
direct from a corner, got them back
to winning ways and lifted Mark
Hughes’s side clear of the drop zone.
“We worked very hard as a team
for the whole 90 minutes,” Wimmer
told Stoke’s website. “We defended
well and it was a great feeling to
come away with the three points.”
Liverpool striker
Daniel Sturridge
(left) wants
manager Jürgen
Klopp to give him
more game time,
but accepts he has
to deliver when the opportunity
arises. Sturridge, who scored the
crucial first goal in only his fourth
start of the campaign, said: “I feel
like I’m best when I’m playing
regularly. But the manager picks
the team and I’ll never cause any
issues or problems in the camp.”
Joe Hart branded West Ham’s
late capitulation at Crystal Palace
“unprofessional” and said it had left
his team-mates lost for words.
Hart was unable to stop Wilfried
Zaha scoring a 97th-minute
equaliser at Selhurst Park to seal a
dramatic comeback and deny West
Ham a morale-boosting victory.
“I can’t believe we’ve done that,”
Hart said. “I can’t believe we’ve
fought all the way to the end and
then been so unprofessional. It’s a
little bit speechless in the dressing
room. I’m bitterly disappointed.”
54
SPORT
FORMULA ONE
Hamilton takes the hard
Mercedes man crowned Britain’s
most successful F1 driver but not
without high drama in Mexico
Kevin
Garside
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
Results and standings
FIA FORMULA 1 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MEXICO CITY
Final Positions after Race (71 Laps):
1 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 1h 36m 26.550s
2 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:36:46.228
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:37:20.557
4 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:37:36.628
5 E Ocon (Fr) Force India at 1 Lap
6 L Stroll (Can) Williams at 1 Lap
7 S Perez (Mex) Force India at 1 Lap
8 K Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 at 1 Lap
9 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP at 1 Lap
10 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren at 1 Lap
11 F Massa (Br) Williams at 1 Lap, 12 S Vandoorne
(Bel) McLaren at 1 Lap, 13 P Gasly (Fr) Scuderia Toro
Rosso at 1 Lap, 14 P Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari at
2 Laps, 15 R Grosjean (Fr) Haas F1 at 2 Laps.
Fastest Lap: S Vettel 1m 18.785s on Lap 69.
Standings:
1 L Hamilton (GB) Mercedes GP 333pts
2 S Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 277
3 V Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 262
4 D Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 192
5 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 178
6 M Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull 148
7 S Perez (Mex) Force India 92
8 E Ocon (Fr) Force India 83
9 C Sainz (Sp) Renault 54
10 L Stroll (Can) Williams 40
Manufacturers:
1 Mercedes GP 595pts2 Ferrari 455, 3 Red Bull 340,
4 Force India 175, 5 Williams 76, 6 Scuderia Toro
Rosso 53, 7 Renault 48, 8 Haas F1 47, 9 McLaren 24,
10 Sauber-Ferrari 5.
It’s official, Lewis Hamilton is Britain’s most successful racing driver.
The greatest? Who knows, and
frankly, who cares? Hamilton has
done enough to earn our respect if
not universal devotion.
The coronation did not come with
the Mexican wave he desired but if
you are going to be whacked out of
contention for the race victory, let
karma take your championship rival
with you. And there was a late dingdong for ninth with old sparring
partner Fernando Alonso to underscore his eminence.
The commotion on the first lap
that saw Sebastian Vettel pop the
right rear tyre of Hamilton’s Mercedes also did for the Ferrari front
wing requiring both to pit. Though with two races still to run. And this
Hamilton’s frustration was the great- in a car that was frequently second
er since there were only three wheels best before Ferrari developed meon his wagon – indeed he wondered chanical issues late in the season.
whether the incident might
When his car was good at
have been deliberate – the
the power circuits, Hamsecond place or better Vetilton extracted the maxiWhen his
tel required to prolong the car was good, mum from it, and when it
season was out of reach.
wasn’t he kept the scorehe extracted
Four world titles is a
board moving.
the
maximum
hefty number, one betNine years after taktered by only two men in from it, and
ing his maiden world title,
the history of Formula when it wasn’t Hamilton claims to be at
One. Alonso, who some he kept the
one with himself. A prewould have as good as any scoreboard
Christmas meeting at the
of this generation, defers moving
home of Mercedes sportto Hamilton as the epoch’s
ing director, Toto Wolff,
standard bearer. If he is
proved cathartic. The anigood enough for the mighty Span- mosity and tension that corrupted
iard, that ought to be testimonial the atmosphere during the intra
enough for any man.
team race for last year’s championHamilton maintained his record ship, which concluded with a Nico
of scoring in every grand prix this Rosberg triumph, was processed in
season. That it proved sufficient is what has been described as a “kitchtestament to his crushing applica- en conference”.
tion following the summer recess,
“It was about the whole year. I was
turning a 14-point deficit after Hun- blazingly honest with the guy and
gary into an unassailable position I asked him to be honest with me,”
The
Sport
Matrix
The stories you
need to know
Lewis Hamilton
is congratulated
after claiming his
fourth world title
yesterday AP
MOTOGP
Dovizioso delays
Marquez crowning
Andrea Dovizioso won a rain-hit
Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday to
delay Marc Marquez’s coronation.
The Italian is now 21 points behind
leader Marquez with one race to go,
in Valencia. But even if Dovizioso
wins to claim 25 points, Spaniard
Marquez – fourth yesterday – would
only have to finish 11th to get the five
points he needs for a fourth title.
Dovizioso’s Ducati team-mate Jorge
Lorenzo finished second yesterday
with Yamaha’s Johann Zarco third.
Hamilton told Sky. “We just got it all
out. At the end of it, I said ‘I’m still
your driver and next year I want to
help this team win the world title.
Let’s just communicate better.”
The interview with Martin Brundle also revealed an exquisite reference to his debut in 2007, when he
went into the final two races of the
season with a 17-point lead and still
finished second. “I should have been
the champion,” he said. “One day I
will tell you what I really think about
what happened that year.”
Having been hit with a $100 million
fine, a record censure in any sport, for
cheating via the acquisition of Ferrari intellectual property in a dossier
passed to a McLaren design engineer,
it would have been awkward had
GOLF
Rose superb finish pips Johnson
Justin Rose produced a brilliant
finish to take advantage of a
stunning collapse from
world No 1 Dustin
Johnson and win
the WGC-HSBC
Champions title
in Shanghai.
Rose (right) began
the final round eight
shots behind Johnson
and was still six adrift at
the turn, but fired five birdies
in a back nine of 31 to complete a
closing 67, with Johnson slumping to
a 77. Rose finished two shots ahead
of Ryder Cup partner Henrik
Stenson, Brooks Koepka and
Johnson, who had started
the day with a six-shot lead.
The victorious Brit
said: “It’s unbelievable.
“It’s been a long time since
I’ve won, or at least it feels
like that. I’ve won every year
since 2010, if you include the
Olympics last year. I’ve left it late
this year but it feels amazing.”
Hamilton prospered in a guilty team
against the injured party.
Perhaps Hamilton feels the six laps
he spent on shot tyres at the penultimate race in China that led to his
spinning off into a gravel trap as he
entered the pits, and the mystery
glitch that cost him in the final race
in Brazil, were somehow connected
to that issue. We shall have to wait
BOXING
Dream Dublin date
on cards for Taylor
Ireland’s Katie Taylor is dreaming
of a title defence in Dublin next
year after a convincing points
victory over Argentina’s Anahi
Esther Sanchez on Saturday
night. Taylor, who fought on the
undercard of Anthony Joshua’s
world heavyweight title defence at
the Principality Stadium in Cardiff,
said: “A title fight in 2018 would be
a dream. That was always in the
pipeline, a good homecoming in
Dublin. I can’t wait for it.”
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
48-56
i MONDAY
30 OCTOBER 2017
55
route to legendary status
‘It wasn’t the kind of race I
wanted but I never gave up’
By Philip Duncan
MEXICO CITY
Lewis Hamilton said it felt unreal to
become Formula One champion for
a fourth time following a dramatic
Mexican Grand Prix in which he collided with rival Sebastian Vettel on
the opening lap. Hamilton finished
only ninth following an explosive
turn-three incident, after which the
British driver asked if Vettel had deliberately crashed into him.
The championship rivals both
sustained damage in the collision as
Hamilton’s Mercedes limped back to
the pit lane with a right-rear puncture while Vettel stopped for repairs
to his Ferrari’s broken front wing.
And though a determined Vettel fought back through the field to
cross the line in fourth place, he fell
well short of the victory he required
to prevent Hamilton crossed the line
with his head in his hands before
holding a Union Jack aloft as he cele- Debris flies up in the air as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel collide AP
brated his remarkable achievement.
“It doesn’t feel real,” Hamilthe record books with his with Hamilton’s right-rear rubber.
ton said. “That was not the
10th victory of the year. The Germanappeared at fault.
kind of race I wanted,
Pole-sitter Vettel, VerHamilton led the inquisition as he
but I never gave up and
stappen and Hamil- asked over the team radio whether
that is what is importon charged three it was indeed an act of desperation
tant – what is in my
abreast at 220mph from his title rival. ‘’Did he hit me
Grand prix wins by
heart – and that I kept
into the left-handed deliberately?’’ Hamilton asked.
Lewis
Hamilton
this
going right to the end.
opening turn. Ver“Not sure, Lewis,’’ came the
season. Sebastian
I had a good start and I
stappen then made reply from his race engineer Pete
Vettel has four
don’t really know what
his move around the Bonnington.
happened in turn three.
outside of Vettel at
The stewards looked at the draI gave him plenty of room,
the right-handed sec- matic incident but took just seven
and I tried as hard as I could
ond corner before the pair minutes to make up their mind by
to come back.”
banged wheels.
pursuing no further action.
Hamilton had vowed to
Vettel then clum“It was a bizarre accident,” Hamilseal his fourth champisily tapped the back ton’s Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told
onship in style, rather
of Verstappen’s Red the BBC. “It wasn’t looked at which
than this way. After
Bull before Hamil- is even more bizarre.”
Number of grands
qualifying only third,
ton sensed his opMercedes’ non-executive chairprix Lewis Hamilton
he knew the 800portunity. He roared man Niki Lauda added: “I don’t
has
competed
in
metre charge to the
around the outside of know why Sebastian drove so agduring his F1 career
first corner - the longVettel at the ensuing gressively to destroy his race and
est on the calendar - repturn, only for the Fer- Lewis’s. Lewis was in front and Seresented his best chance
rari driver – now down bastian hit him with his front wing. I
of writing his name into
to third – to make contact just don’t understand it.”
9
for the release of FIA state papers in
25 years, or the Hamilton book, to discover what he believed really went on.
Not that it matters now. One by
one the Mercedes elders took to the
radio to offer their congratulations
and their thanks. Even his new best
mate, Neymar Jnr, made music down
the mic with a decent stab at “well
done” in English.
Race winner Max Verstappen
might have been talking to himself in
the staged post-race interviews for
all the audience cared.
Hamilton, draped in the flag of
the Union, was off and running back
down the track through the onrushing
crowds to the paddock to commune
with the Mercedes team and, sweet
chap that he is, his mum, Carmen.
FOOTBALL
TENNIS
Aluko nets twice for
high-flyers Chelsea
Eniola Aluko scored twice as
Chelsea Ladies thrashed Yeovil
6-0 to stay top of Women’s Super
League One. The 30-year-old – in her
first match since a parliamentary
inquiry into her allegations of racism
against the Football Association –
scored Chelsea’s second and sixth,
with Crystal Dunn and Karen
Carney also grabbing two each.
Chelsea remain above Manchester
City – who beat Birmingham 3-1
yesterday – on goal difference.
206
Wozniacki claims her biggest title
Caroline Wozniacki claimed the
biggest title of her career after
defeating Venus Williams for
the first time to win the WTA
Finals in Singapore.
The Dane beat her
American opponent – at 37
the oldest woman to reach
the final – 6-4, 6-4 to finish
the year as world No 3.
Wozniacki (right) said:
“I’m really proud of how I
have played all week and how
I have fought and how I really
produced some great fighting
out there. To be here with the
trophy means a lot, and it’s
a great way to finish off the
year.”
Williams, who won
the title nine years
ago, accepted she only
performed in patches.
“[Wozniacki] played really
well the whole match,” she
said. “You know, I played
well parts of the match and
tried my best.”
FOOTBALL
Girona beat Real to
seal famous victory
Girona claimed a stunning 2-1
victory over Real Madrid to
deal a major blow to the La Liga
champions’ hopes of retaining their
title. Zinedine Zidane’s side already
have eight points to make up on
rivals Barcelona and sit four points
behind Valencia. Isco had put Real
into an undeserved first-half lead,
but two goals in four minutes early
in the second half – from Cristhian
Stuani and Portu – earned the La
Liga first-timers a famous win.
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Lewis the legend
Sport
Hamilton overtakes Jackie Stewart
as Britain’s most succesful British F1
driver after claiming fourth world
title in drama-filled Mexican GP
» Kevin Garside’s analysis, p54-55
30.10.17
P52
FOOTBALL
Winning start for
Puel at Leicester
thanks to man of
the match Gray
P51
FOOTBALL
England’s young
World Cup heroes
now face fight to
get club games
I need unification bout with Wilder, admits Joshua
By Declan Taylor
P49
CRICKET
Captain Knight
halves England’s
Ashes deficit
with big score
Anthony Joshua has broken from
the usually guarded protocol of
boxing negotiation to concede he
is now in the position where he
“needs” the unification clash with
WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
Joshua successfully defended his
IBF and WBA heavyweight titles in
Cardiff via a 10th-round stoppage of
Carlos Takam on Saturday night.
Joshua (right) has made no
secret of his desire to be the first
heavyweight to hold all four
major titles at once so
Wilder and WBO champion Joseph Parker are his
obvious next targets.
However, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is currently attempting to lure
Wilder into a fight with a different London heavyweight,
Dillian Whyte. Moreover, Hearn
said earlier this month that Wilder
would receive a 50-50 split
with fellow world champion Joshua over his “dead
body”, which suggested
that negotiations so far
had been less than fruitful.
Hearn’s argument is that
Joshua not only holds two
belts to Wilder’s one but that
the London 2012 Olympic
medallist is in a different league
when it comes to profile.
Joshua, though, was honest
almost to a fault when he was asked
on Saturday night whether a fight
with Wilder was now a matter of
need over want. “Yes,” he replied
without hesitation. “Boxing needs it
and so do I, 100 per cent. It has to
happen.” THE INDEPENDENT
» Steve Bunce’s verdict, p48-49
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