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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
US threatens action in
wake of Syria attack P6
Manchester City
vs Liverpool
PLUS
The grim
fruits of
appeasement
Mark Wallace
How the champions-elect
can pull off a stunning
comeback
P15
P54
Strikes have
achieved
little to date
Kim Sengupta
P7
TUESDAY
10 APRIL 2018
Number 2,301
News.co.uk
The
assassination
of Katie
Hopkins
Controversial
playwright
explains
new show
UK plan
to beat
prostate
cancer
Live animal
exports ban
considered
by UK
P8
Good Friday
Agreement
20 years on
‘I lost childhood
friends, but I
knew what led
to violence’
P26
» Major new research to tackle disease that
affects 1 in 8 men and kills 10,000 a year
Do you know
less than
a chimp?
» Early diagnosis, innovative new treatments
and better care are all promised
P30
» 40,000 men will be recruited into studies
backed by £75m of government funding
P4
P36
PLUS
Quest to find
Shackleton’s
ship begins
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the Queen
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The day at
a glance
COURTS
TUESDAY
10
APRIL
Quote of the day
HEALTH
UNITED STATES
COURTS
FBI seize Trump
lawyer’s files
‘Evil coward’ gets life
for woman’s murder
A lorry driver has avoided jail
after he knocked the Labour peer
Lord Taylor of Blackburn, 87, off
his mobility scooter and killed him
outside the Lords. Kul Pandey,
56, from Feltham, west London,
pleaded guilty to causing his death
by careless driving and was given a
24-week suspended sentence.
Federal agents have seized
documents from President Donald
Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael
Cohen. Search warrants were
executed by the office of the US
Attorney for Southern District of
New York but they are “in part”
related to special counsel Robert
Mueller’s investigation.
The mother of a travel agent killed
in January told her murderer he was
an “evil coward of a man” before he
was jailed for life. Tracy Hayes read
out a victim statement at Liverpool
Crown Court at the sentencing of
Andrew Burke, 31, who killed Cassie
Hayes, 28, in Southport, blaming her
for a failed relationship.
CRIME
Police have released details of a
man they are hunting following
the attempted burglary of Richard
Osborn-Brooks during which
intruder Henry Vincent died. Billy
Jeeves, 28, is being sought following
the burglary last Wednesday in
Hither Green, south-east London.
Vincent’s accomplice fled the scene.
Birthdays
Haley Joel Osment (below),
actor, 30; Charlie Hunnam,
actor, 38; Sophie EllisBextor, pop singer, 39;
Nicky Campbell, presenter,
57; Q Tip, rapper, 48;
Steven Seagal, actor, 66
Anniversaries
Thursday 10 April 1919
Emiliano Zapata, a
leader of peasants and
indigenous people during
the Mexican Revolution, is
ambushed and shot dead
by government forces.
Zapata, 40, had been forced
into the Mexican army in
1908 following his attempt
to recover village lands
taken over by a rancher.
The List
Top 10 favourite
holiday snaps
It’s not a sun-drenched beach or
even a local landmark. Research
carried out by First Choice found
the most popular common holiday
photo is the rather unimaginative
view taken from a plane window.
The rise of the selfie has also had
an impact with self-referential
snaps dominating the list.
1. View through the plane window
2. Drinking a cocktail
3. Feet in the sand
4. Holiday food porn
5. Sunlounger selfie
6. Sunglasses reflection
7. Hold the sun
8. Name written in the sand
9. Tan lines
10. Hot dog legs
Scientists have created a
non-invasive patch to measure
glucose levels through the skin –
potentially removing the need for
millions of diabetics to carry out
finger-prick blood tests. The team,
from the University of Bath, hopes
the patch will become a low-cost
sensor to tell patients to take action.
A 205 million-year-old jaw bone of a prehistoric
reptile found on the beach at Lilstock, Somerset,
in May 2016 belongs to 'one of the largest
animals ever' − the giant ichthyosaur − a group
of international palaeontologists says.
SCIENCE
Bones of a
leviathan
0
5 metres
10
25
30
26m
Blue Whale
30m
The blue whale is the largest living creature, with an average weight of
110 tonnes. The heaviest recorded weight for a blue whale is 190 tonnes
and the longest recorded length was 30 metres.
BROADCASTING
ITV not to blame for
Margolyes swearing
ITV has avoided censure after the
actress Miriam Margolyes swore
live on air on Peston On Sunday. The
Harry Potter actress, 76, uttered the
F-word in January. ITV apologised
and said Margolyes had been briefed
about offensive language. Ofcom
investigated but has said it considers
the matter “resolved”.
NATURE
Drugs could help
Tasmanian devils
Human drugs could be used to
treat cancers which are putting
Tasmanian devils (below) at risk
of extinction. The drugs, which
were developed for human cancer,
were able to stop the growth
of devil cancer cells in a lab,
researchers from the University of
Cambridge found.
26m
Titanosaur
Titanosaurs hold the world record for the size of a land animal. Remains
have been found with an estimated length of 26 metres - the same as the
ichthyosaur - and weight of over 59 tonnes.
African Elephant
Bristol
Channel
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Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
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There are more than 50 known varieties of ichthyosaur, with lengths
varying from one metre to this latest specimen, whose body measured up
to 26 metres - approaching the size of a blue whale and making it the
world’s largest extinct marine animal.
The African bush elephant is the
largest living land animal and is
commonly born weighing
around 100kg. The largest
elephant ever recorded
measured 10.67 metres from
trunk to tail and 4.17 metres tall.
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The Olivier Awards has apologised
for the embarrassing omission of Sir
Peter Hall from the In Memoriam
segment during its Sunday night
awards. The founder of the Royal
Shakespeare Company and former
National Theatre director died last
September, aged 86.
Scientists develop
Lorry driver avoids
jail over peer’s death patch for diabetics
Police name dead
burglar’s ‘accomplice’
Difficulties are meant to
rouse, not discourage. The
human spirit is to grow
strong by conflict
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IRELAND
Two die in ponyand-trap accident
Two tourists in Ireland have died
in an accident involving a pony
and trap. It is understood the pony
bolted as the couple from the US
were travelling along the Gap of
Dunloe pass near Killarney in Co
Kerry. It is thought the victims were
a husband and wife aged in their late
50s to early 60s.
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SCIENCE
LIZ KERSHAW,
BBC DJ/PRESENTER
Finger bone offers
clue to early humans
Oliver Duff
Has she got many
Police records?
Probably lots of the 1980s
supergroup’s singles and
albums, but now the veteran
BBC DJ has fallen foul of
Kent Police after she was
caught doing 36mph in a
30mph zone.
An ancient human finger bone
found in Saudi Arabia provides a
new clue about when our species
migrated out of Africa. Researchers
say it shows hunter-gatherers had
reached that area by 85,000 years
ago. Human fossils show an earlier
human presence in Israel and
possibly China. Scientists believe
early people left Africa more than
once after evolving there.
Government makes positive
response to prostate cancer
Bad news travels fast…
It does indeed –
especially when you
take to Twitter to
share with it with your
11,600 followers.
AFGHANISTAN
Campaign helps
mother to study
A photograph of an Afghan woman
nursing her baby while writing a
university entrance exam sparked
a global campaign to help her
in a country where women and
girls are regularly discriminated
against. Jahantab Ahmadi attracted
attention after an official at Nasir
Khusraw University posted a picture
of her on social media. She has now
gained a place at Kabul university.
Was she suitably
contrite?
That’s a matter of
opinion. Kershaw took
a combative approach,
objecting to being
prosecuted by the “Safer
Roads Team” despite
having caused, she said,
“no real harm”. She
lamented: “If only there
was a ‘Safer Streets Team’
– you know… the one that
caught 56 murderers in
London so far in 2018.” In another
tweet, she claimed her 84-year-old
mother had been robbed of £86,000, but
said police had “done nothing” about it.
UNITED STATES
Parking tickets
benefit food bank
When the University of Florida’s
president said on April Fool’s
Day that people cited for parking
violations on campus over the past
year could get amnesty by donating
food, many thought it was a prank.
But nearly 2,000 citations had been
exchanged for 9,455 food donations.
The food – peanut butter, peaches
and other canned items – will fill the
school’s Field and Fork Pantry.
Might she have a point?
Not according to Kent Police, which
issued a swift reprimand, telling the
BBC Radio 6 Music presenter: “Speed
is a factor in the outcome of nearly all
crashes. It’s 30mph for a reason.”
What says the wisdom of the crowd?
Many of the DJ’s followers condemned
her, with some accusing her of
“selfishness” and a “lack of insight”.
Others shared stories of accidents
caused by speeding and suggested that
she go on an awareness course. The
59-year-old did, however, find some
support, including from the writer Julie
Bindel, who called the prosecution “a
disgraceful waste of public money”.
PEOPLE
Attack survivor, 13,
wins Cowell’s praise
Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon
Cowell has said a survivor of the
Manchester Arena attack on 22 May
last year showed that “cowards can’t
win” when she auditioned for the
talent programme. Hollie Booth, 13,
returned to Manchester to dance to
a medley of Ariana Grande hits with
friends who borrowed wheelchairs
in a show of support. Twenty-two
people were killed in the attack.
The World’s
Letter from
the Editor
i@inews.co.uk
Most cancers are in
decline because they are
spotted earlier, through
improved screening, and
then they are treated
more effectively.
Not prostate cancer,
which is killing more
men in the UK than ever
– 12,000 a year, or one
every 45 minutes. Last
year it began to kill more
people in Britain than
breast cancer, and it is
third only to cancers of
the lung and bowel as a
cause of death.
The NHS has no
screening programme
for prostate cancer, nor
is there a definitive test
for it. Screening and
treatment are decades
behind other cancers,
especially breast cancer.
We are relying on
Stone Age diagnostics.
PSA screening saves
some lives, and
men whose cancer
subsequently spreads,
like the television and
radio presenter Bill
Turnbull, say they wish
that they had seen their
doctor earlier.
But PSA screening
cannot show whether or
not a cancer will cause
you harm – it cannot tell
the difference between
an aggressive tumour
and one growing
mercifully slowly. In
the words of Professor
Richard Martin, from
the University of
Bristol, who led a recent
studying concluding
that one-off tests for
prostate cancer did
more harm than good:
“Then you go down
the route of having to
decide on treatment
with significant side
effects”, not the least of
which can be impotence
and incontinence. His
study showed that PSA
screening also missed
two-thirds of lethal
cancers.
One immediate
improvement would be
to give MRI scans on the
NHS to men who are
thought to have prostate
cancer. This would save
more lives (identifying
twice as many
aggressive tumours) and
spare men side-effects
(ruling out cancer in
a quarter of patients),
a separate study
concluded last month.
Prostate Cancer UK
is meanwhile investing
millions to develop a
definitive test. Better
screening is essential.
So today’s
announcement from the
Prime Minister of £75m
in research funding is
welcome, and a smart
response to this blight
on mankind. Tests and
treatments still in their
infancy will be needed.
And there is
something that all of
us can do: encourage
the men in our lives to
talk about their health.
Men’s embarrassed
silence kills.
Women know this.
Death rates from breast
cancer have fallen
40 per cent in the past
three decades because
of energetic public
awareness campaigns
powerful lobbying;
and a subsequent
increase in funding for
research and treatment.
Women’s willingness to
talk about their health
has been vital.
Prostate cancer is less
visible – it is harder to
check for, necessitating
a close encounter with
one’s GP. All the more
need, then, to make these
next leaps.
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Can Kershaw survive this mauling?
The broadcaster has said that she was
“routinely groped” by a colleague when
she worked at Radio 1 in the 1980s,
when she was a young woman in what
was a man’s world, so it’s probably safe
to assume she will get through this.
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Cancer statistics for the UK
£75m fund to
treat prostate
cancer ‘faster
and earlier’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
A £75m fund to tackle prostate
cancer – which claims the lives
of thousands of men a year – is
to be announced by the Prime
Minister today.
During a visit to a hospital in
Cambridgeshire, Theresa May will
say the project will focus on early
diagnosis, innovative new treatments and care for men with prostate cancer.
More than 40,000 patients will be
recruited for more than 60 studies
into prostate cancer over the next
five years to test treatments such
as more precise radiotherapy, highintensity focused ultrasound and
cryotherapy, alongside supportive
interventions including exercise
and dietary advice.
The UK-wide plan will help thousands of men with prostate cancer
get treated earlier and faster.
Ahead of the visit, Mrs May said:
In numbers
Prostate cancer is the most common
cancer in men – one in eight will
get it – and it is now the third most
common cause of cancer deaths in
the UK.
Almost 12,000 men now die from
prostate cancer every year – the
equivalent of one man every 45
minutes. Figures released by Prostate Cancer UK in February revealed
the number of men dying from
prostate cancer had for the first time
overtaken the number of women
dying from breast cancer.
The new studies will particularly
target higher-risk groups including
black men – one in four of whom
will develop the disease – as well as
men aged 50 or over and men with a
family history of prostate cancer.
“Too many people endure the loss of
a loved one because cancer diagnosis comes too late in the day.
“Our cancer treatments are
world class and survival rates are
at a record high but prostate cancer
still claims thousands of lives every
year. I know we can do more. That’s
why I am setting out new plans to
help thousands of men get treated
earlier and faster.”
Prostate cancer does not normally cause symptoms until the
malignancy has grown large enough
to put pressure on the urethra. This
normally results in problems associated with urination.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy
Hunt, said: “Prostate cancer claims
too many lives every year and our
ability to detect and treat it in the
very early stages is crucial in fighting this disease.
“The plans announced today will
refocus our efforts to develop new
treatments and will give men with
prostate cancer, and their families,
hope of survival.”
Dr Iain Frame, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK,
said: “Today’s announcement at last
shows recognition of what a huge
issue prostate cancer is and the
focus needed to stop it being a killer.
By working together, we will be able
to save more lives more quickly and
build a better future for men.”
This new research drive comes as
“one-stop cancer shops” are being
piloted in 10 areas to catch cancer
earlier and speed up diagnosis, particularly for those suffering with
less obvious symptoms.
Mrs May will also discuss longterm plans for the NHS with
hospital staff, following her announcement to MPs on the Commons Liaison Committee last
month that the Government needed
to get away from emergency topups of the health service budget.
Prostate cancer
Survival
47,151
Cases
Deaths
84%
11,287
Breast cancer
55,122
Cases
Deaths
11,433
Lung cancer
46,388
Cases
35,895
Deaths
Bowel cancer
41,804
Cases
Deaths
15,903
26%
Prostate cancer
accounts for 26%
of all new cancer
cases in males in
the UK (2015).
Prevention
Preventable cases of
prostate cancer are not
known as it is not
clearly linked to any
preventable risk factors
Survival
Prevention
78%
27%
Survival
Prevention
5%
89%
Survival
Prevention
57%
54%
12%
Incidence rates for prostate
cancer are projected to rise
by 12% in the UK between
2014 and 2035, to 233 cases
per 100,000 males by 2035.
Notes: cases = new cases of cancer type in 2015; deaths = deaths from cancer type in 2014; survival = survive cancer type for 10
or more years, 2010-11, England and Wales; prevention = preventable cases of cancer type. Source: Cancer Research UK
Symptoms Tell-tale signs of the disease
Men with prostate cancer can live
for decades without symptoms
or needing treatment because the
disease often progresses very slowly.
It is still something of a taboo
subject among men, although
awareness is improving thanks to
high-profile campaigns such as
Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men,
Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior
Open (pictured) and regular support
from Premier League and Football
League managers, who can be seen
wearing the charity’s badge most
weeks.
Some 11,819 men died from the
disease in 2015 – up from 9,460
two decades ago. The rise is mainly
because of an increasing and ageing
population – but years of prostate
cancer being the poor relation when it
comes to funding for research to find
a cure appear to have taken their toll.
Since 2002, prostate cancer has
received a total of just over £227m for
research – less than half the £529m
invested in breast cancer.
In addition, there have been half the
number of prostate cancer studies
published over the past 20 years
compared with breast cancer studies.
Despite the alarming figures, the
shift does not represent a worsening
situation for prostate cancer and men
diagnosed today are 2.5 times more
likely to live for 10 years or more than
if they were diagnosed in 1990.
Although deaths from prostate
cancer have been rising in recent
years, the mortality rate or the
proportion of men dying from
the disease has fallen – by 6 per
cent – between 2010 and 2015.
By comparison, the breast cancer
mortality rate fell by more than 10
per cent during that same period.
Despite it being the most common
cancer in men, as recently as 2013
prostate cancer was 20th in the
league table of UK cancer research
funding per case diagnosed. The
latest data from 2015-16, compiled
by the National Cancer Research
Institute Cancer Research Database,
suggest funding to tackle the disease
has much improved since then.
Prostate Cancer UK has estimated
that £120m is needed for research
over the next eight years to halve
the number of prostate cancer
deaths expected by 2026.
HEALTH
Record number of organ donations recorded in UK
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
A record number of people in the UK
have donated their organs, according to NHS Blood and Transplant
(NHSBT).
The latest figures for the end of the
financial year show there were 1,575
deceased donors during 2017-18, an
11 per cent increase on the previous
financial year. There were 162 more
deceased donors than the previous
year, the highest year on year increase in 28 years.
NHSBT figures show that nearly
6,300 people are currently on the
UK organ transplant waiting list.
And nearly 500 people died last year
while on the waiting list, or being
taken off the list after becoming too
unwell for transplant.
An opt-out system has been operating in Wales since December 2015,
and in June last year the Scottish
Government announced plans to
move to a soft opt-out system. A new
Bill which would introduce such an
opt out system in England passed its
first stage in Parliament in February.
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive
at the British Heart Foundation
(BHF), said: “The improvements in
these figures are testament to the
tireless work of specialist intensive
care and emergency department
staff and, crucially, the courWe need to introduce a new
age of families who are
organ donation system in
determined to make a
all the nations of the UK
difference to someone
which would better
else’s life at such a difreflect the opinions of
ficult time.
the... public. Some 74
Proportion of
per cent of people say
“But the harsh repeople who say they
ality is that there are
they would support an
would support an
‘opt-out’ system and a
still too many people
‘opt-out’ system for
new system would conneedlessly dying as
organ donation
tinue to engage families
they wait for donated orin any decisions.”
gans to become available.
74%
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Isolated and lonely: wags’ world not all glamorous
By Rachel Roberts
Footballers’ families may lead a privileged lifestyle – but frequent transfers to new clubs often leave players’
partners and children feeling lonely
and unhappy, a study suggests.
The popular and sometimes unflattering stereotype of the footballers’ “wags” (wives and girlfriends) is
at odds with the feelings of isolation
revealed in research by the British
Sociological Association.
Some players even claimed their
performance on the field was affected by family problems caused
by relocating.
Dr Graeme Law, of York St John
University, told a conference at Newcastle University that of 34 players in
the four professional English leagues
he interviewed, most said their partners or children had suffered because of their transfers.
One Premier League player told
him: “I moved 14 times in 11 years, so
it was tough for me but even tougher
for my missus.
“At the start she was OK with it but
it got to the stage that we were somewhere for four months and just got
sorted and we were off again. And
you get no warning sometimes, it’s
like ‘right, you are moving to whoever’ and you are there 24 hours later.
“It gets even harder with kids.
They had to move school – no mates.”
Another former Premier League
player said: “When I moved [to a
Championship club], my wife didn’t
settle and because of that I didn’t
settle. It showed on the pitch. I didn’t
score in my first 10 games and I got
dropped. So that meant losing out
on bonuses. I then got shipped out on
loan because, as the gaffer said, ‘we
can’t afford you when you are playing
like this’.”
An England international player
said: “It’s hard for both of you. You
both feel isolated, it took me a few
months to find my feet because I
was conscious of her – not that I’m
blaming her, but I knew how tough
she was finding it and I was worried.”
Dr Law told the
conference that family
instability stemming from
loneliness was an “unintended
outcome” for players - whether
the choice to move clubs was
theirs or that of their manager.
BROADCASTING
PEOPLE
BBC broke rules
on accuracy on
climate change
World’s hottest
chilli puts man
in hospital
By Adam Sherwin
By Sally Wardle
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BBC Radio 4’s Today programme
breached broadcasting rules when it
allowed Lord Lawson (inset) to make
inaccurate claims about climate
change, the watchdog Ofcom has said.
During his appearance in August
2017, the former Chancellor stated
that official figures showed that “during
this past 10 years... average
world temperature has
slightly declined”.
This was found
to be in breach
of rules on accuracy. A statement that “all the
experts say there
hasn’t been” an
increase in extreme
weather events was also
found to be inaccurate.
Ofcom said: “We found that statements made about the science of
climate change were not challenged
sufficiently during this interview
(conducted by Justin Webb).” This
failure led to “significant inaccuracies
being broadcast in the interview”.
Surfers Against
Sewage is one of
seven charities
chosen for
donations PA
SOCIETY
Harry and Meghan select charities for donations
By Tony Jones
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
have chosen the marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage as one of seven
organisations to receive wedding donations from well-wishers.
Harry and his fiancée have asked
those thinking of marking their royal
nuptials with a gift to instead give the
money to good causes covering issues from women’s empowerment to
homelessness and HIV. Kensington
Palace said they picked organisations
that reflected their shared values.
The royal couple also picked
StreetGames, which uses sport to
empower young people to kick-start
positive change in their own lives;
Children’s HIV Association (Chiva);
the homeless charity Crisis; Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for
bereaved Armed Forces children;
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Trump hopeful over North Korean nuclear deal
By Steve Holland
IN WASHINGTON
Donald Trump plans to meet the
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
next month or in early June.
The US President said yesterday
that hoped the discussions
would ultimately lead to an end
of the North’s nuclear weapons
programme. “We will be meeting
with them sometime in May or
early June, and I think there will be
great respect paid by both parties
and hopefully we will be able to
make a deal on the ‘de-nuking’ of
North Korea,” Mr Trump said at
the beginning of a cabinet meeting.
“They have said so. We’ve said so.
Hopefully, it will be a relationship
that’s much different than it has
been for many, many years.”
North Korea has told the US
that it is prepared to discuss the
denuclearisation of the Korean
Peninsula when Mr Kim meets
Mr Trump, a US official said
on Sunday.
The official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said that
US and North Korean officials
had held secret contacts recently
in which the Pyongyang regime
directly confirmed its willingness
to hold the unprecedented
summit. REUTERS
US will decide
on response to
Assad gas attack
‘within 48 hours’
By Oz Katerji
Donald Trump said yesterday that
he would decide within 48 hours how
Washington would response to an
apparent chemical attack by Syrian
forces on the rebel-held suburb of
Douma in Eastern Ghouta.
Speaking at a cabinet meeting
i n Wa s h i n g t o n , M r T r u m p
condemned the “heinous attack”
which reportedly killed more than
40 civilians on Saturday, including
Vladimir Putin ‘will pay a price’,
according to Mr Trump AFP/GETTY
The world’s reaction
The phone lines between London and
western capitals have been humming
since the alleged poison gas attack.
Assuming that Bashar al-Assad’s guilt
is confirmed, the UK will initially
pursue diplomatic options.
The Douma assault was discussed
last night at the United Nations
Security Council and is likely to be
debated there again in coming days.
Theresa May has side-stepped
questions of committing Britain to
joining air strikes against Assad’s
military installations. She could
decide that she needs Commons
approval for such an intervention in
Syria, or the Prime Minister could
bypass Parliament by authorising
Britain to participate in an attack
under royal prerogative powers.
women and children, and insisted
that “nothing is off the table” in terms
of a response.
When pressed on the issue of the
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s
principal military ally Russia, Mr
Trump suggested that Moscow would
“pay a price”, and that any potential
response against Russian President
Vladimir Putin was “going to be very
tough, very tough”. “Everybody’s
gonna pay a price,” he added.
The White House meetings took
place as the Russian government
blamed Israel for a missile attack
which killed 14 pro-regime forces
stationed at the Tiyas airbase,
also known as T4, in the Homs
governorate of central Syria.
The US Defence Secretary, Jim
Mattis, attacked Moscow for its
failure to ensure the elimination of
Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
The Pentagon chief also said he could
not rule out a military strike against
the regime’s military targets.
Meanwhile, the Russian
government continued to deny
the Syrian regime’s culpability
for Saturday’s chemical strike. A
Kremlin spokesman accused the
White Helmets, the opposition-linked
first responder group which reported
the attack and the death toll, of
fabricating the allegations.
At the UN Security Council in New
York last night, the US was pushing for
a resolution that would establish a new
body to determine responsibility for
chemical attacks. Its draft resolution
singled out Saturday’s attack and
expressed “outrage that individuals
continue to be killed and injured by
chemical weapons” in Syria.
The UN human rights chief, Zeid
Ra’ad al-Hussein, attacked Security
Council members for offering only
“feeble condemnations” of the
attack, , saying that the failure to
react more strongly could have dire
consequences for decades.
DIPLOMACY
May joins allies in issuing threats
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May warned Russia that
it would be “held to account”
if its ally, President Bashar
al-Assad (inset), was found
to have carried out the
“truly barbaric” poison
gas attack in Syria.
The Prime Minister
refused to rule out Britain
joining western military
action in response to the
atrocity in Douma.
Her comments echoed the threat
of a “joint, strong response” by the
US and France to the alleged attack.
Mrs May said the attack revealed
a “similar recklessness” to last
month’s poisoning of Sergei
Skripal and his daughter,
Yulia, in Salisbury.
B r i t a i n h a s u rge d
Ru s s i a – wh i c h h a s
denied any complicity
in the Douma strike –
to co-operate with the
international investigation
into the assault on the rebelheld town. “If they are found to
be responsible, the regime and its
backers, including Russia, must be
held to account,” Mrs May said.
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Damascus
regime
‘targeted
journalists’
By Bethan McKernan
IN BEIRUT
Freed at last:
families unite
Families embrace their relatives
who were freed by rebels in Syria
after five years in captivity.
They were reunited in Damascus
after being released by Jaish
al-Islam when it surrendered the
city of Douma to President Bashar
al-Assad’s military. SANA/AP
Comment
Allies hope for a more aggressive stance by US
Kim Sengupta
T
here are likely to be air
strikes by the US, with
France and possibly
Britain joining in,
after Donald Trump
tweeted that there would be a “
big price to pay” for the chemical
attack in Syria. The strikes, by
themselves, will achieve nothing
much in a civil war now nearing
its bloody end. But they can
lead, some Western officials
hope, to the beginning of a new,
more aggressive, posture by
Washington.
There has been the usual
incoherence on Syria which has
been the mark of Mr Trump’s
foreign policy. On this occasion,
this may have contributed to the
dreadful scenes which unfolded
in Douma. Last week, the US
President told his commanders
that he wanted to pull troops out
of Syria as soon as possible. This
is likely to have been have been
viewed in Damascus as a signal
of American disengagement and
emboldened the regime to carry
out the gas attack. Mr Trump said
in his tweet: “President Putin,
Russia and Iran are responsible
for backing Animal Assad.”
This was the first time that he
had criticised Mr Putin by name.
But Iran has long been a target for
him. It may not be coincidental
that the Israeli airstrikes at
the Tiyas airbase in Homs, with
Iranians among the dead, took
place soon afterwards.
There is a strategy of sorts
behind the Israeli action.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s
government has been complaining
about Iran, which it sees as its
existential enemy, supposedly
entrenching forces in Syria. Israel
has carried out similar attacks in
Syria in the past, and will almost
certainly do so in the future.
Mr Trump’s threat of a strike,
however, came just after he saw
the images in the aftermath of
the chemical strike. This is not
strategy, but foreign policy being
made on the hoof.
The fact, unpalatable as it is,
remains that the Assad regime
and its allies have achieved
their aim in carrying out the gas
attack. The rebel group Jaish
al-Islam has agreed to a Russian
deal to leave Douma that it had
previously rejected. It also
accepted another part of the
agreement, the freeing of all the
prisoners that it held. Western
air strikes will not now return
Douma back to the opposition.
The Trump administration
has carried out missile strikes on
Syria before. On 7 April last year,
about 60 Tomahawk missiles were
fired into the Sharyat airbase
in Homs after warplanes from
there were said to have carried
out a sarin attack on the town
Victims of the attack are treated in
Douma at the weekend AFP/GETTY
of Khan Sheikhun. That did
nothing to change the course of
the conflict on the ground. At
home Republicans were divided
between those who exulted in
the action taken by a Republican
president after the prevarications
of Barack Obama following the
Ghouta chemical attack in 2013.
But there were also those in
his support base who complained
that it was exactly the kind of
foreign adventure that Mr Trump
had promised to avoid in his
presidential campaign.
There are those among
America’s allies, Israel and
others, including some UK
officials, who hope the newly
arrived hawks in the US
administration will persuade
Mr Trump not only to stop the
withdrawal of US forces from
Syria but increase numbers and
restart training rebel fighters.
The argument for taking a more
aggressive approach is that not
only will it counter the brutal acts
of the Assad regime, but limit
Russian and Iranian influence in
the region.
The regime of Syria’s President,
Bashar al-Assad, deliberately
targeted a building used by
journalists during the siege of
Homs in 2012, resulting in the
deaths of reporter Marie Colvin
and photographer Remi Ochlik,
according to a landmark legal case
brought by the Colvin family.
A cache of evidence compiled
over the six years since Ms Colvin’s
death has been presented in court,
including video from her final
moments, nearly 200 confidential
military documents and testimony
from a Syrian defector.
The investigation alleges that
the Syrian government tracked
the US journalist’s movements
in order to silence her reporting
on the civil war. The plaintiffs are
suing the Syrian government for
$300m (£212m) and calling on the
federal court in Washington to
issue a public judgement against
the Assad regime.
Ms Colvin’s sister, Cat Colvin,
said the Centre for Justice and
Accountability (CJA) had put
together “a really powerful
package of evidence”. “The case
shows there was a well-planned
effort to target journalists above
everyone else in Syria: journalists,
then the people leading rallies,
then normal participants. It’s just
horrifying,” she said.
Marie Colvin, a veteran foreign
reporter for The Sunday Times,
was on assignment with Mr
Ochlik, an award-winning French
photographer, in February 2012,
documenting the first major siege
of the bloody war.
Rocket fire on the house they
were staying in Homs’ Baba Amr
neighbourhood killed them and
injured the British photographer
Paul Conroy. At least nine other
civilians died in the bombardment.
The lawsuit included as evidence
10 eyewitness accounts of the
attack as well as dozens of pages
of Syrian intelligence and military
documents and faxes which were
smuggled out of the country by the
opposition activist group the CJA.
THE INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT
RUSSIA
Moscow ‘will retaliate if its troops are hit in any strike’
By Oliver Carroll
Moscow said it received no warning
from the Israeli government before
an alleged Israeli missile strike on a
Syrian military airport near Homs on
Sunday night.
Russia’s ministry of defence
earlier blamed Israel for the attack
on Syria’s Tiyas base. In a statement,
the ministry said two Israeli F-15 jets
had launched a total eight missiles
from Lebanese territory.
According to Syrian media, a
number of missiles struck targets at
the base, and a monitoring group said
they killed at least 14 people, some
of them members of a Shia militia
supporting the Assad regime. Israel
has not commented on the matter.
No Russian troops were injured
in the attack. But Vladimir Putin’s
spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that
the strikes were a “cause of concern”
because Russian service personnel
were based at airfields in Syria.
The Kremlin has raised the matter
withIsrael,headded.Russianofficials
have warned of an uncompromising
military response to an attack on
Syrian military targets. Last month,
the chief of the general staff Valery
Gerasimov said Russia would “take
retaliatory measures” if its forces
were put at risk.
THE INDEPENDENT
Marie Colvin was killed in a rocket
attack in Homs PA
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ENVIRONMENT
Transporting animals for
slaughter could be banned
By Dean Kirby
Transporting live animals for
slaughter could be banned after
Brexit, Michael Gove has indicated.
The Environment Secretary will
today launch a consultation about
a potential ban on the controversial
practice – a precursor to the
implementation of any law.
Mr Gove said the move would help
to give animals the “respect and care
they deserve”, while the Department
for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs (Defra) said the reform
would cement the UK’s
position “as a global leader
in animal welfare”.
But a proposed ban is
likely to raise questions
about the movement of
livestock across the Irish
border – where the bulk
of live animals leave the UK
for slaughter. Official figures
suggest that out of 385,000 sheep
which left the UK for slaughter in
2016, just over 4,000 were exported
to continental Europe.
Defra said that animal welfare
was a devolved matter and it would
discuss the evidence with the UK’s
devolved administrations. Mr Gove
said: All animals deserve to get the
respect and care they deserve at
every stage of their lives.
“This call for evidence begins
to deliver on our manifesto
What the EU rules say
The transport of live animals is
covered by EU regulations which
set out rules on the vehicles and
containers, time limits in transit
and rest stops.
A European Commission
review in 2011 said the
rules had a positive
impact but severe animal
welfare problems still
persisted due to a lack of
effective enforcement.
A parliamentary bill put
forward by the former Northern
Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers last
year proposed to make it an offence to
export a farmed animal for slaughter,
with exemptions for animals
transported from Northern Ireland to
the Republic of Ireland.
commitment, he added. “With all
options being considered, I am keen
to hear from industry, the devolved
authorities and charities on all
possible options and evidence on this
vital issue.”
The live export of animals has been
an emotive issue for some years, with
campaigners blockading ports to halt
what they say is a cruel trade.
In 2012, 40 sheep being taken
abroad had to be euthanised at the
port of Ramsgate because of their
poor health.
But some farmers say that it
would be better to allow the trade to
continue with an assurance scheme
to ensure high welfare standards.
Some groups, including the
RSPCA, have previously questioned
whether it would be legally possible
to ban such trade under World Trade
Organisation rules.
The former Northern Ireland
Secretary, Theresa Villiers, who
proposed a Bill on the issue last year,
said: “I have been campaigning for
this trade to be brought to an end so
we can prevent unnecessary animal
suffering. This announcement is an
important step towards that goal.”
James enjoys a slice of pie
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drama ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’, at the
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JUSTICE
Rudd denies cuts
to police budgets
are fuelling crime
By Florence Snead
Amber Rudd has denied that cuts to
police budgets are to blame for a rise
in violent crime – after admitting that
she had not seen a leaked document
which suggested that the two could
be linked.
The Home Secretary said
there was no evidence
that a drop in numbers
of police officers was
behind the rise as she
launched a new strategy
to tackle offending.
A leaked Home Office
document has suggested that
the decline in officers has “likely
contributed” to the increase, The
Guardian newspaper reported.
Speaking at the launch of the
Serious Violence Strategy, Ms Rudd
(inset) said she had not seen the
Drugs at heart of attacks
The £40m strategy to tackle violent
crime identifies the changing drugs
market – in particular the growth
in crack cocaine addiction – as the
biggest driver of violence.
The guidance, underpinned by a
new Offensive Weapons Bill, takes
a big-picture apporach to tackle the
crisis . It will call on social media
companies to do more to rid the web
of violent, gang-related content.
It sets out restrictions on online
sales of knives and propose making
it a criminal offence to possess
corrosive substances in public.
document and insisted that police
forces had the necessary resources
to tackle the problem.
She added: “The head of the
Metropolitan Police has said that
she does not believe the recent
spike in attacks is due to cuts to
police budgets.”
After a 114-page document
was issued to outline the
new strategy, Ms Rudd
was criticised for the
lack of detail that it gave
about the impact of falling
officer numbers on violent
crime. In September last
year, there were 121,929 officers
across the 43 police forces in England
and Wales – the lowest number since
comparable records began in 1996.
Ms Rudd said the £40m strategy
would tackle violent crime alongside
a new Offensive Weapons Bill. She
also urged social media companies to
“do more” to remove violent content
posted by their users, saying: “I am
calling on them to review their terms
and conditions and make it clear that
they will not host any content linked
to gangs or gang violence.
“Some might say that this is
impossible. But when I called on
social media companies to deal with
terrorist content on their platforms,
they listened and they took action.”
Figures for England and Wales
for the year to September show that
knife crime increased by 21 per cent,
gun crime by 20 per cent and murder
rates by 17 per cent. Ms Rudd said
it was worrying to hear that some
officers were losing confidence in the
use of stop-and-search powers.
SOCIAL MEDIA
The Metropolitan Police is working
with social media companies to
identify violent posts that provoke
retaliation attacks from rival gangs,
a senior police officer has confirmed.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Graham McNulty said: “One of the
things we see and one of the things
that worries us is young people very
quickly getting involved in escalating
Explainer What does the new strategy suggest?
Boosting police numbers
At the last election, Labour
campaigned on a promise to recruit
another 10,000 police officers,
arguing that this would cut crime.
Its pledge followed a fall of nearly
20,000 in police numbers in
England and Wales since 2010. The
Metropolitan Police has experienced
cuts of more than £700m since 2010,
with a further £325m in the pipeline.
Increasing use of stop and search
As Home Secretary, Theresa May
oversaw a huge reduction in the use
of stop-and-search powers. Some
police chiefs say the pendulum has
swung too far. Ms Rudd said stopand-search would rise, alongside
“hotspot” policing.
online sales of knives to under-18s,
prohibition of long-bladed “zombie
knives” and knuckle-dusters, and
making it an offence to bring a knife
to a further education college.
Tougher drug laws
Ms Rudd said the drugs trade was
driving violence and vowed to target
“county lines” drug distribution,
where city gangs supply narcotics to
rural and coastal areas.
Spending on services
Community leaders say cuts to
council services have fuelled crime.
Local authority funding is down by
49 per cent since 2010, and London
boroughs have each cut youth
services by an average of £1m. The
Government is setting aside £11m
for an “early intervention fund”.
Knives clampdown
The strategy includes a ban on
CRIME
Met to help identify violent posts
By Nina Massey
The scene of the
stabbing of Israel
Ogunsola, 18, in
Hackney, east
London, last week PA
violence, and sometimes as groups.”
Mr McNulty also revealed details of
a task force being introduced to deal
with the increase in violent crimes
in London. He said 120 officers will
focus on the boroughs where knife
crime has gone up, to try to deal with
the individuals or gangs committing
those crimes.
The senior officer said the
taskforce would look at social media
posts to exploit them for evidence.
Editor backed Lawrences after father renovated house
By Adam Sherwin
The Daily Mail editor
Paul Dacre has admitted
that the newspaper
printed a front-page
headline calling five
suspects in the racist
killing of Stephen
Lawrence “murderers”
because the teenager’s father
had performed excellent work
plastering his house.
Neville Lawrence said the
unprecedented 1997 front
page played a key role in
bringing to justice some
of the men who killed his
son (inset), an 18-year-old
who was stabbed to death at
a bus stop in Eltham, southeast London, in 1993.
LABOUR
Corbyn says Glasgow is an example to follow
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Jeremy Corbyn will draw inspiration
from Scotland in the search for ways
to tackle the surge in shootings and
stabbings in London.
He will host a round-table meeting
in Parliament of police chiefs and
organisations working to combat
knife and gun crime. The meeting
will hear from John Carnochan,
of the Violence Reduction Unit in
Glasgow, which is credited with
almost halving the Scottish murder
rate in a decade.
It treated violent crime as a public
health issue, bringing together
health, education and social work
sectors to tackle the problem.
Mr Corbyn said: “Labour’s
approach to dealing with the sharp
rise in violent crime will be shaped
by those with first-hand experiences
of working on the front line.
“Ending damaging Tory cuts to
police numbers and putting more
officers on our streets is essential
but only one part of the solution.”
It comes after he launched
Sadiq Khan and Jeremy Corbyn in
London yesterday AFP/GETTY
In a rare interview, Mr Dacre tells
a landmark BBC series marking the
25th anniversary of the murder that
the DailyMail would not have backed
the family’s campaign without his
unlikely personal connection to the
Lawrences.
Gary Dobson and David Norris
were convicted of murdering
Stephen Lawrence in 2012 and are
serving life sentences.
Labour’s local election campaign
yesterday with an attack on
Government-led policing cuts.
The Labour leader said leaked
Home Office documents linking
rising crime with shrinking police
numbers exposed Amber Rudd’s
claims the two issues were unrelated
as “absolute nonsense”.
He teamed up with the London
Mayor, Sadiq Khan, at an event in
central London. Labour hopes to
make gains at the expense of the
Tories in London, where there are
elections in all 32 borough councils.
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HEALTH
People in South-East less
likely to suffer back pain
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
People in the South-East of England
are the least likely to have back ache,
according to a study that reveals a
huge regional divide in how Britain
suffers pain.
Research by the British Chiropractic Association found significant
differences in the number of people
with back or neck pain across the UK
– with rates varying by more than
17 per cent. People in Northern Ireland are suffering the most, with 57
per cent saying they currently have
pain in their neck or back, while it is a
problem for just 40 per cent of those
in the South-East of England.
Nationally, an average of 44 per
cent of people suffer back or neck
ache – a 12 per cent rise since 2017.
The figures show people in the
Midlands develop back and neck pain
the earliest – with 70 per cent saying
they suffered from it by the age of 30.
Londoners are the most likely to
take proactive preventative steps,
closely followed by people in the
South-West.
Catherine Quinn, president of the
British Chiropractic Associafrequently by back and neck
tion, said: “This suggests
pain, with a third suffering
the occurrence of back
from it daily, compared
and neck pain has inwith just 17 per cent in
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number of people
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who suffer back or
they seem to be manlikely to stop people
neck ache
aging it best.”
from sleeping, according
since 2017
The study found that
to the survey, which has
Scots were affected most
been launched as part of Chiropractic Awareness Week.
The association has issued a series
Back pain National picture of tips for preventing and managing
back and neck pain including staying
Proportion of people, by region, who
active and careful lifting.
currently suffer from back pain
Ms Quinn said the best advice was
to “get out and about” and to make
Northern Ireland
57% physical activity part of people’s daily
South-West
47% routine. She said: “It’s interesting to
North-West
46% note that certain regions are seeing
Scotland
46% back and neck pain among a much
Yorkshire and the Humber
45% younger age group.
Wales
43%
“Back and neck pain can, of course,
London
43% develop at any age and is usually not
East of England
41% serious. However, this could be a sign
Midlands
41% that modern and increasingly sedenNorth-East
41% tary lifestyles are impacting on the
South-East
40% younger population’s back health.”
12%
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by Felicia Forte, is one of four
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which carries a £35,000 art prize.
The National Portrait Gallery in
London announced the shortlist
yesterday, with the four works
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NORTHERN IRELAND
Paramilitaries to
‘expel criminals’
from their ranks
By Lesley-Anne McKeown
Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern
Ireland have pledged to support the
rule of law and expel members who
engage in criminal activity.
In a joint statement a day before
the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the Red Hand Commando, Ulster Defence Association
(UDA) and Ulster Volunteer Force
(UVF) “emphatically” condemned
criminal activity.
It comes seven months after a task
force targeting criminal activity by all
paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland became fully operational.
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Chief Constable George Hamilton
welcomed the statement of “transition” but he also questioned the need
for their existence.
“We shouldn’t be having statements about how they are going to be
In the statement, the
Loyalist groups said:
“Now is the time for a renewed
loyalism, with a new impetus, to
meet the challenges ahead. We
want to see a better future for all
in Northern Ireland.”
slightly less bad in the future. They
should just go away,” he said.
“Twenty years on from the peace
agreement, it is disappointing that
we are still in a place where there are
statements about paramilitary violence and criminality.
“Our communities do not want to
live in fear of violence.”
The groups making the statement
were responsible for dozens of sectarian killings during the Troubles and
since the Good Friday Agreement
have been behind drug dealing, racketeering, extortion and prostitution.
The statement was read out during
a press conference at the Linen Hall
Library in Belfast and was the result
of lengthy discussions with three
Protestant church leaders.
In it, the Loyalist groups said: “We
fully support the rule of law in all
areas of life and emphatically condemn all forms of criminal activity.
“Individuals who use criminality
to serve their own interests at the expense of loyalist communities are an
affront to the true principles of loyalism. Any engagement in criminal acts
by any individuals within our organisations will be regarded as placing
them outside the memberships.”
An uncertain future, page 26
Jackie McDonald of
the UDA in Belfast
yesterday, after the
loyalist declaration of
transformation was
announced PA
Background ‘It wasn’t written on the back of a beer mat’
Genuine loyalists will have “no
problem” endorsing the rule of law, a
UDA commander has said.
Jackie McDonald described the
paramilitaries’ declaration of transformation as a “process” and urged
the wider community to support it.
He said: “I cannot see what
problem any genuine loyalist in
this country would have with this
statement. Anyone outside loyalism
calling themselves a loyalist will
have massive problems with it.
“We are genuine.”
Mr McDonald said the statement
(pictured) was the result of many
months of talks between the groups.
“It wasn’t written on the back of
a beer mat in some club or pub,” he
added. “It’s taken a lot of serious soul
searching – a lot of thinking about
the problems we’ve had in the past,
DIPLOMACY
Brexit has a price, Denmark warns UK
By Jon Stone
Denmark’s prime minister has
warned Theresa May that Brexit has
a “price tag” after a meeting between
the two leaders in Copenhagen.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Ms May after the meeting,
Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Brexit
would create “more bureaucracy”
for businesses trading between the
two countries. “We have to be realistic and we have to realise there will
be changes,” he said.
“Leaving the single market comes
with a price tag. Unfortunately, it’s
not just a British price tag – there’s
also a Danish price tag.
“There’s a reason why we have established the single market and we
have to respect the integrity of the
single market. There will be more
bureaucracy in future, unfortunately.” At the meeting in the Danish
capital, the two leaders discussed
Brexit and the nerve agent attack
in Salisbury. Mrs May also visited
the Swedish capital, Stockholm, for
talks with her counterpart there.
Addressing Brexit, the Prime Minister said she was “ambitious about
what that economic partnership can
cover” and said that “a deal that’s
Theresa May with Lars Lokke
Rasmussen yesterday REUTERS
thinking about the problems we have
at the minute.
“We are beginning a process here
and for once we need people, the
media, the politicians, the PSNI,
everyone to support us and accept
that this is a genuine statement.
“We intend to carry it out.”
Former Methodist president
Harold Good said that if the church
leaders had not been convinced of
the loyalists’ “total sincerity” they
would not have lent their support.
He said: “Unreservedly and wholeheartedly, we are encouraging it and
have been supporting it and [are]
privileged to be part of this journey.”
good for the UK will also be good for
the EU27”.
Mr Rasmussen said it was “too
early to talk about compromise”
in the negotiations. He said the UK
had stated its red lines of leaving the
single market, customs union and jurisdiction of the European Court of
Justice, and that the EU was working to build the closest possible relationship with the UK after Brexit.
Denmark has historically been a
close ally of Britain in the EU, having
sometimes taken a more Eurosceptic approach than other member
states. THE INDEPENDENT
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Across
Government backs down on pupils’ data
By Jane Clinton
Schools will no longer have to collect data on their pupils’ nationality and country of birth following a
U-turn by the Government, Schools
Week reported.
The publication said the Department for Education is expected to
write to schools outlining its plans
to remove the categories from the
school census that takes place three
times a year.
Introduced in 2016, the controversial data-collection requirement
came up against strong opposi-
tion from parents, teachers and
campaigners. Privacy campaigners warned the information
could be used to check on
the immigration status
of children.
But the Government
denied this, instead insisting the data would
be used to track the
progress of pupils from
different backgrounds.
The reported U-turn
follows recent legal challenges to the data collection. Last month,
the campaign group, Against Bor-
ders For Children, and the human
rights charity, Liberty, launched a
crowd-funded appeal against
the High Court’s initial
refusal to allow them
to take the case to
judicial review.
Gracie Bradley
(inset), an advocacy
officer for Liberty, said
the move was a “huge
victory” against “this
poisonous attempt to build
foreign children lists”.
The Department for Education
was unavailable for comment.
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Thomas wins gold
with the promise
of a head start
By Jane Clinton
England and Wales scooped three
golds each at the Commonwealth
Games with gymnasts taking home
nine medals for the home nations.
England’s Alice Kinsella (inset),
17, and Nile Wilson, 22, both took
gold in the women’s beam and men’s
high bar respectively while James
Willstrop, 34, won the men’s singles
squash title.
Wales saw success in the pool, with
Alys Thomas winning in the 200m
butterfly, swimming in a games
record of 2min 5.45sec.
The 27-year-old, who only made
her international debut at last year’s
World Championships, admitted she
had an unusual incentive to win: “I
bet my coach if I did this I could
shave his head.”
Para-athlete Hollie Arnold,
23, won in the F46 Javelin with
a new world record and Wales’s
men’s bowls pair also triumphed
on day five of the Games on
the Gold Coast.
There were silvers for
England’s Sarah-Jane
Perry, 27, for squash;
while England’s James
Guy, 22, took silver in
the men’s 100m butterfly. There were also
silvers for James Hall,
22, who shared his with Canada’s
Cory Paterson for the men’s high
beam. Teammate Courtney Tulloch,
22, secured silver in the men’s vault.
Nile Wilson also took silver in the
parallel bars.
Wales’s Ben Llewellin, 23, won silver in the men’s skeet shooting and
Latalia Bevan, 17, won silver in the
gymnastics women’s floor exercise.
Bronzes went to among others
Wales’s Tesni Evans, 25, in the women’s squash; England’s badminton
mixed team; the men’s table tennis
team and Scotland’s Frank Baines,
22, in the vault.
There was shock in the pool for
England’s Adam Peaty, however,
when he was narrowly beaten
in the men’s 50m breaststroke
by South African Cameron van
der Burgh. England’s gold medal
haul of 22 places it second
in the medals table, behind Australia with 39
golds. Scotland is in
seventh place with six
golds and Wales is in
eighth place, also with
six golds.
By Jane Clinton
Film-goers watching A Quiet
Place, the new horror film about
monsters who are sensitive
to sound, have been shunning
snacks for fear of ruining the
atmosphere.
The film, which stars Emily
Blunt and tells the story of a
family trying to say alive by stay-
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very little dialogue and is indeed
silent in parts.
However, there has been a
flurry of complaints about noisy
snackers who are breaking the
dramatic tension with their
munching and rustling.
The BBC’s Nick Grimshaw
was one of those frustrated by
nearby cinema snackers over
the weekend.
“The essence of this film is it is
quiet – you cannot have snacks,”
he said on his breakfast show.”
He added that he thought
snacks “should be banned from
this movie”.
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Apu race jibe’
By Jane Clinton
An episode of The Simpsons
which has addressed the controversy around its Indian character, Apu, has been branded glib
by many viewers.
Shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is voiced by a white
actor, who puts on a heavy Indian accent for the role.
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During the new episode of the
show, Marge makes a bedtime
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Marge asks Lisa what she is supposed to do.
“It’s hard to say,” Lisa says,
to camera. “Something that
started a long time ago decades
ago, that was applauded and
was inoffensive, is now politically incorrect.” She then points
to a photograph of Apu on her
bedside, which is signed: “Don’t
have a cow – Apu.”
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‘LOVE, SIMON’
REVIEWS
Obama’s
deadly
loopholes
It’s all a
matter of
numbers
It changed
lives – it must
be saved
Fighting for a
dignified life
in Gaza
We could do
with deal’s
spirit now
Queer films
don’t have to
be dark
The Atlantic
The Times
Daily Mail
The Guardian
The Telegraph
Empire
Four years ago, it
almost looked as
if chemical attacks
on Syrian civilians
would stop. But there
were two loopholes
in Obama’s deals. The
first was that Assad did
not declare everything.
The second was that
chlorine gas, which has
civilian uses, was not
part of the deal.
(Kathy Gilsinan)
A dumb policy we
might attribute to
dumb data is the
decline in the use
of stop and search.
The dumb data was
peddled, the police
were accused of
institutional racism,
the use of stop and
search has fallen
dramatically and knife
crime has soared.
(Clare Foges)
For nearly half a
century, the Open
University has been
transforming lives.
The current review
into higher-education
funding must make
it a special case. Fees
need to be drastically
reduced to bring back
poorer students who
simply couldn’t afford
the increases.
(Editorial)
The time has surely
come for the people of
Gaza to take matters
into their own hands
and the ongoing
march is a powerful
representation of
that will. They are
united not just by
their frustration,
desperation and loss of
hope, but also in their
strong desire to live a
dignified life.
(Yasmeen el Khoudary)
Largely as a result
of the agreement,
Northern Ireland
today is a place
transformed. While
the threat from a small
number of dissidents
remains real, the
security situation
is vastly improved
from the dark days of
the Troubles.
(Karen Bradley)
Once you are under
the skin of the film, it
proves itself, scene
by scene, to be a
smart, self-aware
and funny-as-all-hell
exploration of privilege
that ultimately
acknowledges that as a
teenager, whoever you
are, whatever you are,
love is hell.
(Terri White)
The Irish News
Den of Geek
The Evening
Standard
Daily Mirror
TheSpectator
For a party that spins
itself as strong on law
and order, the Tories’
record is dismal –
fatal stabbings are up
and police numbers
down. They can
pretend the two are
not connected but
members of the public
will beg to differ.
(Editorial)
The OU has provided a
ladder of opportunity
for more than two
million people since it
was founded in 1969.
If this Government is
serious about boosting
social mobility, it
must find a way of
subsidising the cost of
an OU degree.
(Toby Young)
There is a need I
believe to recapture
and renew some
of the energy, hope
and optimism
that seems to have
unfortunately ebbed
away in the years since
1998, the years of
implementation – or
hard slog even – which
followed agreement.
(Simon Coveney)
The hardships are
just a hurdle to leap
over before reaching
a deliriously happy
ending. For too long,
major studios have
seen queer people
as bait for awards
season, and you don’t
win awards without
a certain amount
of suffering.
(Poppy-Jay Palmer)
This generation
thinks it knows well
the price of Western
military intervention:
the bloodshed in Iraq
and Afghanistan. So
we said: “No more.”
Now this generation
is learning the price
of not intervening.
(Editorial)
Quote of
the day
I remember
people saying
it was the
best years of
your life and I
thought, God, I
hope not
Sara Cox
The BBC Radio 2 DJ
on her schooldays
Haaretz
The role of the IDF
is to preserve the
sovereignty of the
state and defend its
residents. It has no
authority or right to
suppress non-violent
demonstrations
conducted behind the
border fence.
(Editorial)
LifeInBrief
RAY WILKINS FOOTBALLER AND COACH
Ray Wilkins’ curriculum vitae was
testament to his lavish talents as a
midfield player, featuring as it did
clubs as wide-ranging as Chelsea,
Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris
St-Germain and Glasgow Rangers.
There was also the small matter of 84
appearances for England, 10 as captain.
Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, he
followed Chelsea as a boy and was
thrilled when the club offered him an
apprenticeship. He was 17 when he
made his debut against Norwich in
October 1973. In the 1974-75 season,
with Chelsea threatened by relegation,
new manager Eddie McCreadie named
Wilkins, 18, as captain.
Blessed with an adhesive touch
and a cool temperament, Wilkins
established himself as a midfield
general and leader. Those qualities
amply compensated for a lack of pace
and aggression. The England manager,
Don Revie, certainly thought so, picking
Wilkins, then 19, for his first cap against
Italy in New York in 1976.
When he first wore the Three Lions
he was midway through a four-year
stint as Chelsea skipper, helping
them to promotion in 1976-77. But in
1978-79, with the team again waging
a struggle for survival, he lost form
and lost the captaincy during Danny
Blanchflower’s brief managerial tenure.
The summer of 1979 saw him
reunited with former Chelsea manager
Dave Sexton, who paid £825,000 to
take him to Manchester United. There,
aged 22, he was touted as the player
who would help deliver the League
championship to Old Trafford after 11
barren years. In his five seasons with
United, they did not recapture the title.
Having lost his role of captain with
club and country to Bryan Robson, in
1984 he moved to Milan for a British-
record that amounted to £1.5m. After
three years and a century of Serie A
games he departed for PSG, staying
only four months in France before
joining the English colony at Rangers,
where he performed in the Scottish
League and League Cup doublewinning campaign of 1988-89.
Wilkins played on, with Crystal
Palace, Wycombe Wanderers,
Hibernian, Millwall and Leyton Orient,
until he was 40. After retiring in 1997 to
become Fulham manager, he led them
to the play-offs but was sacked and
returned to Chelsea as No 2 to Gianluca
Vialli. He also served as assistant
manager with Watford, Millwall and
England Under-21s before again
rejoining Chelsea in the same capacity
under Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Former Chelsea manager Carlo
Ancelotti said that Wilkins was “noble
in spirit, a real blue-blood” and “Chelsea
flowed in his veins”, adding: “Without
him we wouldn’t have won a thing.”
The sudden termination of Wilkins’
contract in 2010 was a bitter blow. He
went on to become head coach with
Fulham, and No 2 at Aston Villa before
he was sacked in 2015.
Wilkins, who was awarded an MBE in
1993, is survived by his wife, Jackie, and
their son and daughter.
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A grim history lesson
Syrians are reaping the consequences of a policy of cowardice
Y
ou will probably
have experienced
some of the pictures
from Syria. Perhaps
you have seen the
heartbreaking ones
– of crying children, being hosed
down or strapped with oxygen
masks – that newspapers are
able to print. Or maybe you have
discovered the sickening ones – of
corpses, big and small, grey and
bloated, glassy-eyed and foamflecked – that they cannot.
Even the former are revolting.
The latter are, frankly, nightmarish.
They are horrific, and they are our
fault, at least in part.
Because the bodies of all those
people, killed by poison gases that
sank into the cellars where they
were sheltering from the bombs of
Assad and Putin, are the grim fruits
of appeasement.
Almost five years ago, the House
of Commons voted not to take
military action against the Syrian
dictator for his use of chemical
weapons against civilians. It was
a huge shock. David Cameron
believed he had secured the
agreement of Ed Miliband to
support the motion, only for Labour
to break the deal at the last minute.
The Government’s defeat
undermined Obama’s plan to
enforce the international norm
against the use of chemical
weapons, and Assad was left free to
continue killing.
Miliband claimed at the time
to be “learn[ing] the lessons of
Iraq” – indeed, he boasted at the
2015 election that the decision
demonstrated how “tough” he was
in “standing up to the leader of the
free world”. I hope that he brags
about it rather less often, now that
the grim consequences of that
moral failure are so clear.
They should have been obvious at
the time, too. If the logic of rejecting
appeasement – that tyrants do more
and worse when they get away with
their crimes – was not definitive
enough, the grim lessons of history
are there for all to read.
In the 1990s, the world intoned
“never again” after massacres in
Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.
The fact that we are, once more,
looking at the heaped bodies of
civilians, broken and slaughtered in
the most obscene way, gives the lie
to that promise. Will we ever say it
and mean it?
Some in Britain feel able to
disregard the suffering involved
in “a quarrel in a far away country
between people of whom we know
Syrian children wait to receive medical treatment after the gas attack in Douma HALIL EL-ABDULLAH/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY
nothing”. Some of you reading this
article might subscribe to that view,
believing that while what happens
in Syria might be sad, it ultimately
makes little difference to our
security and our lives.
Aside from being an obscene
abdication of morality, that view has
proved recklessly mistaken.
If the spores scattered into
the wind by Assad’s war – the
extremists, the battle-hardened
Islamists, the weapons-trained
children – are not a sufficiently
dangerous by-product on their own,
consider who else witnessed our
appeasement of war criminals.
It wasn’t just Assad who saw
our belief in fundamental values
and firm enforcement crumble on
international television.
Vladimir Putin, too, watched as
the Commons voted to allow him
and his allies to deploy chemical
weapons against civilians.
This was not the Kremlin’s first
experience of appeasement.
When Russian agents
assassinated Alexander Litivinenko
Putin watched
as the Commons
voted to allow
him and his
allies to deploy
chemical arms
– a British citizen – on the streets
of London, there were few
consequences. When Putin invaded
Georgia in 2008, the international
community voiced outrage
and did nothing.
So the failure to respond to his
support for open war crimes in
Syria must have come as little
surprise to him – indeed, it fitted the
assumptions on which he had based
his foreign policy.
Follow the arc from there. Armed
with yet more evidence of the West’s
weakness and cowardice in the face
of violence and tyranny, Russia grew
more bold. Putin invaded Ukraine
in 2014. His thugs blasted an airliner
full of civilians out of the sky.
Russian troops, tanks, and planes
continued to aid Assad’s relentless
slaughter in Syria. The Kremlin’s
policy of beating, imprisoning and
murdering opponents at home and
abroad intensified. Eventually, it
even felt confident enough to seek
to assassinate one of its enemies on
the streets of Salisbury.
Every time there has been an
opportunity – and a responsibility
– to respond strongly to such
offences, we were told that doing so
would “escalate tensions”.
So we tried appeasement instead,
for far too long, and all it has
brought is more death and danger,
even to our own doorstep.
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School holiday
stabbings
In all the responses
and analysis of the
current spate of urban
crimes, almost nobody
has remarked that it is
happening during the
school holidays.
Some pupils who have
abandoned all academic
hope are, in a sense,
letting the Devil make
work for idle hands.
Many will be leaving
school this summer and
the prospect of losing a
stable element of their
lives, however much
they profess to loathe it,
means they are facing
a future for which they
are ill-equipped. These
events also go a long way
to explain why so many
teachers are quitting
the profession - hyperbureaucracy and unruly
pupils is a toxic mix.
S LAWTON
KIRTLINGTON,
OXFORDSHIRE
I have read today’s
(i, 9 April) coverage
surrounding the current
rise in violent crime
as well as listening to
commentators from all
political hues discuss
the issue and it strikes
me that one of the root
causes of the problem,
perhaps in the name of
political correctness, is
rarely mentioned.
While the argument
for more bobbies on
the beat may be a
contentious one, what
seems to be far less
contentious is the
need for daddies rather
than bobbies to take
more responsibility for
their sons. More male
teachers in early years
schooling would also
provide young boys with
more positive male role
models in their crucial
formative years and help
channel their energy into
constructive and creative
things rather than leave
them at the mercy of
destructive forces.
I am far from illiberal
in lots of ways yet I do
believe that discipline
and structure, like
charity, begin at home.
TRUDI DARGAN
GUNNISLAKE,
CORNWALL
historians with agendas,
films, ditto, and the
politicians who keep his
bust in their office or his
picture on their walls Trump, Thatcher.
Personally, I wish Gary
Oldman hadn’t portrayed
him in Darkest Hour.
I admire Oldman and
thought he was one of us.
MARY HODGSON
COVENTRY
Cheap fruit and
vegetables
Too much
Balding
I agree wholeheartedly
with every word Matt
Butler wrote about the
over-exposed Clare
Balding (i, 9 April). In
addition to her seeming
ubiquity on television,
she has also infested
Radio 4 with a series
of seven Ramblings –
repeated, of course. Why?
DAVID EDWARDS
ALTON,
HAMPSHIRE
A lucky
pensioner
Although I am delighted
that the pensioner
who killed a burglar in
self-defence will not be
charged with murder,
following a CPS decision
to take no further action,
I think it useful to point
out how lucky Richard
Osborn-Brooks is to be
78 years old and retired.
(i, 7 April).
If he were of working
age and in a job that
required an enhanced
Disclosure and
Barring (DBS) check
(formerly CRB), such
as teaching or nursing,
then, on the whim of
his local police force,
his arrest for murder
could be mentioned
in any enhanced
Supermarkets
offer a wide range
of vegetables at
reasonable prices
VICTOR DE JESUS
check requested by
an employer – utterly
scuppering any chance
he may have of working
in his chosen career or
even earning an living.
This policy is not only
an utter affront to the
principle of “innocent
until proven guilty”, it
also protects absolutely
no one, and has the
potential to ruin the
lives of innocent men. It
is, indeed, against basic
human rights, not to
mention the interests of
justice and the spirit of
the law.
Plenty of men are,
for example, accused of
sexual offences, arrested,
questioned, then
released without charge.
I know of three men
in such a situation, who
have no way of knowing
if the local police will
mention their arrests
in any enhanced check
in future. That is deeply
unfair to these innocent
men – and it’s worth
remembering that
anyone can be arrested
following an allegation,
including every person
reading this letter.
NAME AND ADDRESS
SUPPLIED
Alternative
bridge names
The Severn Crossing
should certainly be
named after a notable
Welsh person – and who
better than everyone’s
favourite male pop star
of the 1980s? I have
no doubt that people
would be delighted to
cross the river on the
Shaky Bridge.
STEVE DODDING
PETERBOROUGH
If the bridge over
the Severn must be
re-named, I would
suggest the King Harry
Bridge. As Shakespeare’s
Fluellen reminds us,
Harry the Fifth was born
in Monmouth. He had, of
course, previously been
Prince of Wales.
RICHARD MERWOOD
SALISBURY
Churchill
the toff
I have been against
Winston Churchill since
the 1950s because my
parents were (and one
has to be loyal to one’s
parents) and because
it seemed to me that
the people of England
were, on the whole, not
convinced about him –
him being a toff and all.
Today we can only
judge him second-hand
from words written by
Obviously, Steve
Dunn (Your View, 6
April) does not do the
grocery shopping.
If he did, he would
know that supermarkets
are providing a wide
range of seasonal
vegetables at very
reasonable prices and his
request for subsidies is
ridiculous. Fruit as well
– I’m buying beautifully
sweet apples for about
20p each and bananas for
£1.20 a bunch of eight.
Nuts are more
expensive, but I buy
crunchy peanut butter
from a health food store
for about £6 for a kilo tub.
As for water – does he not
have a kitchen tap?
For people who cook
their own food, cost
should not be a problem.
Difficulties are usually
experienced by those
who can’t manage their
household budgets and
are spending money
on takeaways.
PETER WEST
HADLOW, KENT
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Drake ducks an empowerment issue
Olly sticks
to his guns
(or lack
of them)
Olly Murs became a national
laughing stock in November
last year after he caused
mass hysteria by tweeting
that gunshots had been
fired in Selfridges on a busy
Friday afternoon.
Murs had live-tweeted
his experience inside the
store, claiming shoppers
were running for their lives
and that he was hiding in an
office. While no shooting took
place on the day, and
no gunman
was found,
and Murs
was widely
mocked
for his
panicked
tweets
(he says
he still gets
mocked every day), he
maintains that his version of
events is still correct.
Murs, who had been in the
London department store
buying a massage chair for
his aunt, told The Sun: “I ran
into an office after being told
by the staff of Selfridges that
someone was there with a gun.
Whether they were shooting
into the air or whatever,
something happened that day
– whether it was covered up, I
don’t know.”
During the panic inside the
store, Murs tweeted to his
7.5million followers: “F**k
everyone get out of Selfridges
now, gunshots! I’m inside.” A
stampede of shoppers trying to
escape left 16 people injured,
yet a police statement said no
evidence of guns or gunfire
had been found.
However, Murs, who is
a judge on The Voice, still
maintains something was
covered up. “It was a bit of a
murky situation,” he adds.
While Murs is now
the subject of yet
more online ridicule
for his conspiracy
theory, he does have
one backer. Lily
Allen (above)
tweeted
yesterday
simply: “I
believe
Olly.”
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He features in the video himself
only fleetingly, leaving the screen
open for cameo appearances by
female stars Tiffany Haddish, Rashida
Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross and Zoe
Saldana, among others. The single has
been streamed on Spotify more than
eight million times, and is already
No 1 in their UK charts.
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Marvel-less movie just a taster
Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife
Sophie Hunter appeared in London’s
Leicester Square for a special fan
screening of the latest Marvel Studios
offering, Avengers Infinity War, on
Sunday night.
But Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor
Strange, and his co-stars including
Tom Hiddleston and Tom Holland,
along with the fans, were shown only
a 30-minute edit. The plot is such a
closely guarded secret that the stars
were said to have been given scripts
with fake lines and alternate endings.
Hiddleston, who plays Loki,
explained: “There are so many new
things that happen in it – things that
have never happened before in the
Marvel cinematic universe.
“It’s just more exciting if everyone
in the world sees the film at the same
time, which is 27 April.”
Be warned: selfies not welcome here
Jennifer Lawrence (right) has said
her ploy to avoid posing for
selfies with fans is simply to be
“rude”, so they’ll move on. That
admission wasn’t met with
much support – after all if she’s
famous that’s part of her job,
right? But where do celebrities
draw the line?
Coronation Street actress
Kym Marsh says she was
recently asked to pose for a
selfie with a fan while at a
friend’s funeral.
“I didn’t even have a
moment to say ‘no’ as the
person had jumped in and
snapped the picture before I’d
even got over the shock of how
inappropriate it was,” Marsh
has now said.
Her comments follow
those of her Corrie co-star
Georgia Taylor, who
revealed last week
she was branded
“rude” by a fan for
refusing a selfie in
a doctor’s waiting
room. Rule of thumb:
if you’re in the vicinity
of either a coffin or a
speculum, it’s definitely a
selfie-free zone.
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TRAVEL
Jenny
Eclair
I
’ve been back on the road gigging
for almost two weeks now and
I’m prepared for just about
any eventuality. I have a show
make-up bag, a normal make-up bag,
a skincare toilet bag and a separate
fleet of matching luggage for all my
medicinal needs.
I also have a canvas tote
containing sketching materials and
a small fold-away easel; another bag
containing scripts; a receipts wallet;
a phone charger; my “special fork
from home” for meals on the run
(I’m trying not to do plastic); and a
small jar of mayonnaise because I
have a very bad mayo habit – plus it’s
good for moisturising the elbows.
Then, of course, there’s my
handbag, worn satchel-style so I
don’t lose it. I also have a blanket
embroidered with my name –
almost as if I were a very special
show-jumping pony – with matching
sleep mask, ear plugs and a big bag
of cough sweets, plus an apple, a
midnight snack sandwich and a
spare avocado for hotels that still
aren’t smashing their own (most).
Oh, yes, I forgot – I’ve also got an
emergency corkscrew.
However, despite all this
Girl Guide thinking ahead,
the one thing I cannot be
prepared for, despite
38 years of touring, is
the madness of hotel
bathroom designers.
For some reason,
reinventing the way
water comes out of
a bath tap or shower
unit has become an
obsession with these people, and
sometimes, when I’m post-show
tired and I’ve had a couple of glasses
of wine, what I really crave is a
simple pair of taps with a red spot
indicating hot water and a blue spot
indicating cold water.
What I despise most about hotel
bathroom design is those that have
the shower controls actually inside
the shower, right next to the unit.
Why is this even legal? My partner,
who designs houses for a living, puts
his out of the reach of the spray, so
that you don’t get a soggy pyjama
sleeve full of either freezing cold or
scalding hot water.
For this, and for living with me, he
deserves an MBE.
EDUCATION
Joanne
Boofty
Learning is
not all about
success
T
he Sats – a standardised
exam which children take
twice during their academic
lives – are there to ensure
that at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2
(Years 2 and 6), parents know how
their children are progressing and
schools can be assessed compared
with national averages.
They’re certainly comforting for
parents. Let’s face it – by the time
our children have moved through
the early stages of education, our
grip on how they are doing loosens.
Parents’ evenings help to keep us
posted, but as a secondary school
teacher, I know that glazed look well:
there are things that parents do not
understand, and they trust teachers
to get it right. Sats enable schools
to attach a number to a child that a
parent can understand.
But I don’t want my children
sitting Sats. I pulled my daughter
out of state education to avoid them
(call me a “scab” if you want) and my
I’ve stayed in posh spa
hotels where the tap and plug
arrangements require a physics
degree to operate, forcing the hotel
to attach laminated instructions to
the bathroom wall. Let’s face it: there
is something about a laminated
notice that screams 1970s boarding
house. You can have as many
Michelin stars as you like in
the restaurant, but as soon
as a laminated sign goes
up, you’ve blown it.
I have also stayed in
five-star hotels where
the combi shower
and bath controls are
so complicated that
I’ve ended up almost
flooding the bathroom
before ringing reception for
technical support.
Now, let me tell you, this is the
call that any young night porter
dreads: a request from a middleaged woman who needs help in the
bathroom. From experience, I can
guarantee that there is something
about a slightly hysterical woman
of this age, clad only in a towel, that
puts the fear of God in them.
So, for the sake of all young night
porters, please, in future, can all
bathroom fixtures and fittings be
road-tested pre-installation by an
exhausted, myopic, 50-plus female –
preferably one whose hands are all
slippery from face cream?
Next week: breakfasts.
THE INDEPENDENT
son will not be sitting Sats when his
time comes.
Let me explain. When children
come to me in Year 7, most have
forgotten what they learnt in Year
6 – because it was learnt purely to
pass an exam. Facts have passed
into short-term memory and out of it
again. In a way, this doesn’t matter:
I don’t care if children can convert
a sentence into a progressive
form or tell a determiner from
a subordinating conjunction.
What matters is that they come to
language with an open heart and
with confidence.
Any successful learner has a
growth mindset. They have not been
taught that learning is about failure
and success, but know instead that
it is about progression. This isn’t
achieved by tugging children up
a mountain which has a number
waiting for them at the top.
Will my children miss out by not
taking the exams? Sats data from
primary school will be absorbed
into other data at secondary level,
and teachers will generate their
own predictions based on their
own testing.
Don’t for a moment think that I’m
criticising primary school teachers –
these powerhouses of creativity and
resilience will try, try and try again
to get their children through Sats
with meaningful and joyful lessons
– but they have to teach to tests
nevertheless. I’m not criticising
testing per se, either – I simply
trust teachers to incorporate their
own, meaningful testing into their
lessons. THE INDEPENDENT
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PEOPLE
Damian Lewis: ‘I can’t quit work for my kids’
By Alistair Foster
Damian Lewis has said he and his
wife Helen McCrory had to make the
“difficult” decision to keep working
while their children were young as
they “need to make money”.
The 47-year-old actor insists his
life is a far cry from that of billionaire
Bobby Axelrod, who he plays in Sky
Atlantic series Billions.
The star married McCrory, 49, in
2007 and the couple have a daughter,
Manon, 11, and 10-year-old son
Damian
Lewis and
Helen
McCrory
have a son,
Gulliver,
10, and a
daughter,
Manon, 11
Gulliver. Lewis said of his gruelling
filming schedules: “I must have
made the decision that this is worth
it, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it.
“I know people who have put their
careers to one side almost entirely
for five, six, seven years while they
bring their kids up, and some of them
get lucky afterwards and get in the
saddle and keep working, and others
haven’t been so lucky at all.
“Helen and I made the decision
that, while we would be present and
hands-on parents as best we could
during this time, we’d still keep on
working and not derail our careers
entirely. It’s a difficult decision but
then, we do need to make money.”
Lewis has spent a lot of time in
New York filming the latest series
of Billions, and told Hello! magazine:
“I’ve pretty much flown back and
forth from New York to London every
ten days for the last six months.
“It’s not easy to leave my kids but
I tell them I’m flying back to work so
we can have a nice holiday later with
all the air miles that I’m amassing.”
He added: “I think I have quite a
Methodist work ethic in that it’s the
work that’s important to me, not
what I get paid for it. I’ve had one or
two fast cars and we’ve just bought a
second house in the countryside, but
I will never need to be a billionaire.”
EVENING STANDARD
The actor admitted he
became “introspective”
after winning a Golden Globe for
his role as US Marine Sergeant
Nicholas Brody in Homeland,
saying: “I spent too much time
mulling things over in my mind.”
SOCIETY
ENVIRONMENT
Ice Age link to
Sir Roger’s mobile
eyebrows
Iceland leads
way in palm
oil campaign
By Rachel Roberts
By John von Radowitz
Sir Roger Moore’s famously
mobile eyebrows were the result of
thousands of years of evolution that
may have contributed to early human
survival, scientists believe.
The quizzically raised eyebrow
was a trademark of the former Bond
actor, who died last year.
Known for his self-deprecating
wit, Sir Roger once described the
two extremes of his acting range as
“raises left eyebrow” and “raises
right eyebrow”. Now scientists have
come up with an explanation for the
eyebrow activity at which he excelled.
The theory is that it evolved to
transmit subtle semaphore signals
of emotional states and empathy.
This in turn is said to have helped
prehistoric humans establish the
large social networks needed for
survival during the harsh Ice Age.
Dr Penny Spikins, one of the
researchers from the University of
York, said: “Eyebrows are the missing
part of the puzzle of how modern
humans managed to get on so much
better with each other than other
now-extinct hominins.” Jutting brows
may have also signalled dominance,
according to the findings reported in
the journal NatureEcology&Evolution.
Not stirred: the late Sir Roger Moore’s eyebrows may have evolved as a tactic to signal emotional states GETTY
HEALTH
PEOPLE
Proclaimers lend a voice to
help public learn CPR skills
By Katrine Bussey
A drive to encourage people to
learn live-saving cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) has been
launched using The Proclaimers’
most famous hit.
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” was
chosen for the campaign after it was
realised its beat was a good match
for the rhythm needed when giving
chest compressions.
It will feature in a clip starring
televison presenter Carol Smillie
as part of a five-year plan to teach
500,000 people the technique by
The frozen food chain Iceland has
become the first major UK retailer
to announce that it will stop using
palm oil in its products following
pressure from campaign groups.
The palm oil industry has come
under attack for causing deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and
indigenous rights abuses in countries where it is produced.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area equivalent to
the size of 300 football fields of
rainforest is cleared each hour to
make way for palm oil production.
Iceland pledged to no longer use
palm oil in any of its own brand
food by the end of 2018, meaning
130 products will have to be reformulated by the end of the year.
Palm oil is currently found in
half of all supermarket products
and alternatives include sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and butter.
Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, said: “Until Iceland can guarantee palm oil is not
causing rainforest destruction, we
are simply saying ‘no to palm oil’.”
Iceland also recently committed to remove plastic from all of
its own label packaging by 2023.
Carol Smillie has recorded a video clip
for the CPR life-saving campaign
2020. Lisa MacInnes, director of the
Save a Life for Scotland campaign,
said she hoped the song would
become a “CPR anthem”.
She added: “The beat helps us
remember the right rhythm for
chest compressions. Someone who is
having a cardiac arrest needs help –
you cannot make the situation worse
for them. You can be the one to help
buy them time until the ambulance
arrives and save a life.”
The Scottish Health Secretary,
Shona Robison, said an estimated
1,000 lives could be saved if the
target was achieved. Only one in 13
cardiac arrest patients treated by
paramedics survives.
For every 60 seconds that passes
before CPR is carried out, the chance
of survival drops by 10 per cent.
Sir Billy ‘is least patriotic man’
By Kerri-Ann Roper
Sir Billy Connolly has described
himself as the “least patriotic
man in the world” and said
he dislikes people who
“write England off because they’re Scottish”.
The Scottish actor
and comedian, also
known by his moniker
The Big Yin, will be seen
in the first episode of the Sky
Arts series Tate Britain’s Great Art
Walks, on April 17, where he joins
Gus Casely-Hayford on a walking
tour that will focus on the influences
of the English painter Stanley Spen-
cer. Asked about his choice of doing
the programme, which focuses on
a British painter, as a Scotsman,
he told Radio Times: “I’m the
least patriotic man in the
world. I do love Scotland,
but if the love for your
country is all you have,
you’re in a desperate
state. I dislike people
that write England off because they’re Scottish. It’s
unfair and brutal.”
The Glasgow-born star, 75, who
has had a successful acting career
alongside his life in comedy, revealed in 2013 he was being treated
for Parkinson’s disease.
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NEWS
SCIENCE
PEOPLE
British scientists join expedition to
Antarctic in search of Shackleton’s ship
Air Force One...
is not amused?
By Paul Bignell
A British-led expedition to one of
the world’s most remote regions will
take place next year in an attempt
to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest
Shackleton’s ship, Endurance.
In the Weddell Sea off the coast of
Antarctica, an international group
of scientists will take advantage of
the latest technology – including
drones and autonomous
underwater vehicles
(AUVs) – to also
examine the underside of the vast
Larsen C Ice Shelf
and document the
marine life in the
region.
The study, beginning in January 2019,
will involve glaciologists,
marine biologists, oceanographers
and marine archaeologists from the
Scott Polar Research Institute in
Cambridge as well as from universities in New Zealand and Cape Town.
Part of the 45-day expedition will
attempt to locate and photograph
the wreckage of the Endurance on
the seabed two miles down using
AUVs controlled remotely from the
research vessel SA Agulhas II.
Previous attempts to find the
wreck have been unsuccessful.
Sir Ernest Shackleton (inset) was
part of the “heroic age” of Antarctic
explorers, leading three expeditions
to the region.
For his third expedition in 1914,
Shackleton set off from Plymouth
attempting to make the 1,800 mile
journey across the Antarctic conti-
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ leaves London bound for the
Antarctic in 1914 on what was to prove its last voyage GETTY
nent from Vahsel Bay in the Weddell
Sea to the Ross Sea.
But disaster struck when Endurance became trapped in pack ice
in the Weddell Sea. The ship’s hull
began to be crushed and the ship
took on water, eventually sinking.
Shackleton and his men made the
decision to abandon ship in lifeboats,
leading to one of the most famous
rescue missions in history.
Professor Julian Dowdeswell, director of the Scott Polar Research
Institute at the University of Cambridge, told i that they know where
the wreck is situated because of the
very accurate observations using
navigational equipment taken by
Shackleton as the ship sank.
He said: “The idea at the moment
is to simply photograph the wreck
on the sea floor from the AUVs – it’s
supposed to be non-invasive. If it is
possible to photograph the wreck,
that would be fascinating.”
Deeper insight A rare opportunity to study an ice shelf from below
The team will face huge challenges
when down in the Weddell Sea, not
least because they will face the same
issue which caused Endurance to
become trapped for many months
and later sink: a rotational gyre,
caused by currents which move the
ice pack in a clockwise rotation.
Equally important will be the
investigation of the underside of the
Larsen C Ice Shelf.
Antarctica has about 1.5 million
square kilometres of floating ice
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The Queen has poked fun at
the noisy aircraft favoured by
US President Donald Trump
and his predecessor Barack
Obama during a documentary
celebrating a Commonwealth
environmental project.
Chatting to Sir David
Attenborough as they stroll through
Buckingham Palace’s gardens, the
Queen says “sounds like President
Trump, or President Obama”, when
the peaceful setting is shattered by
the sound of an aircraft.
The UK is still waiting for the
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more than a year after Theresa May
invited him. But Mr Obama and
his wife, Michelle, struck up a longlasting friendship with the Royal
Family after his state visit in 2011.
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disposable cups
Waitrose has announced plans to
remove all disposable coffee cups
from its shops by this autumn, as
part of efforts to reduce plastics and
packaging.
Members of the myWaitrose
loyalty scheme will still be able to get
free tea or coffee from self-service
machines as a reward for shopping
at the supermarket, but will be asked
to use a reusable “keep cup”, the
company said.
The removal of disposable cups
will initially take place in nine stores
from 30 April, as a trial before the
scheme is rolled out nationwide by
the autumn.
Waitrose said it believes that the
move would save more than
52 million of the cups a year.
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UGANDA
Let’s party
like it’s
1993…
Lifting of age
cap for leader
is challenged
North Korean students
dance at a gathering
in Pyongyang to mark
the 25th anniversary
of the election of
the country’s late
leader, Kim Jong-il,
as chairman of the
National Defence
Commission.
By Rodney Muhumuza
IN KAMPALA
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AUSTRALIA
Rush ‘suffers emotional hardship’
over allegations involving actress
By Oz Katerji
A lawyer for the Australian actor
Geoffrey Rush has claimed that
the Oscar winner has become
virtually housebound,
barely eats and wakes
each morning with a “terrible sense of dread” since
a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behaviour toward an actress
in a sworn affidavit.
Nicholas Pullen’s affidavit was
submitted to the Australian Federal
Court in Sydney yesterday. The affidavit said that the 66-year-old thespian (inset) had suffered “tremendous
emotional and social hardship” since
The Daily Telegraph accused him in
December of inappropriate behaviour toward the actress Eryn Jean
Norvill during the Sydney Theatre
Company’s production of King
Lear in 2015.
Mr Rush has denied the
allegations and is suing
The Daily Telegraph and
the journalist Jonathon
Moran over the allegations made in the articles.
Mr Rush claims that the
articles portray him as a pervert and sexual predator, while
details of the alleged behaviour resulting in the articles remain vague.
The News Corp tabloid denies that
their articles portray Mr Rush as a
pervert and a predator and submit
that no allegations of a sexual nature
INDONESIA
Fifty people die
after drinking
bootleg liquor
By Ali Kotarumalos
IN JAKARTA
More than 50 people have died in
little more than a week after drinking
bootleg liquor in western Indonesia,
including in the capital, Jakarta,
officials said yesterday.
In the latest incident, 20 people
died between Thursday and yesterday in Cicalengka subdistrict near
were made. Lawyers for The Daily
Telegraph and Mr Moran yesterday applied to bring a cross-claim
against the theatre company that
would make it another defendant in
Mr Rush’s lawsuit.
According to Mr Pullen’s affidavit,
Mr Rush “suffers lack of sleep and
anxiety requiring medication” and
believes his worth to the entertainMr Rush won the 1997
Best Actor Academy
Award for Shine and has three
other Oscar nominations, for
Shakespeare in Love (1998),
Quills (2000) and The King’s
Speech (2010).
ment industry has now become “irreparably damaged”.
It is also claimed that Mr Rush
has rarely left his home in the
three months after the articles
were published and, according
to Mr Rush’s lawyer, “has been
virtually housebound”. Mr Rush “has
lost his appetite and barely eats”
and “wakes up every morning with
a terrible sense of dread about his
future career”, Mr Pullen said.
Mr Rush has performed in the Sydney Theatre Company for 35 years
and is perhaps best known for starring alongside Johnny Depp as Captain Barbossa in Disney’s Pirates of
the Caribbean films. Justice Michael
Wigney said the trial would likely be
heard in December. AP
GERMANY
Bandung. Yani Sumpena, the head of
the state-run hospital in Cicalengka,
said that 19 people died at the hospital and one was dead on arrival.
In total, 40 people were admitted
with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and unconsciousness, and several are still being
treated, Mr Sumpena added.
High taxes on alcohol have
spawned a black market among the
poor in Indonesia, where drinking alcohol is frowned upon but not illegal.
Potentially lethal methanol can be a
byproduct of bootleg distilling and
the tainted alcohol is also sometimes
mixed with soft drinks. AP
Killer dog gets stay of execution
By Jane Clinton
A dog that killed its two owners has
been given a stay of execution calling
for it to be saved after a petition garnered 250,000 signatures.
It was initially ordered that Chico,
a Staffordshire terrier which mauled
the woman and her son in Hanover,
be put down until the petition caused
authorities to offer him a reprieve.
Firefighters broke into the flat of
Lezime K, 52 and her son Liridon, 27,
to find they had bled to death.
German authorities have admitted
mistakes were made in the handling
of the case.
According to reports, Lezime K
bought Chico eight years ago, shortly
before the early release from prison
of her ex-husband, who attacked her
with an axe in 2005.
The injuries she sustained meant
she had to use a wheelchair. She told
neighbours she had bought the dog
out of fear for her life and that of her
four children.
In 2011 authorities recognised that
the family were unable to cope with
the dog’s “permanent aggression”.
A Ugandan court is hearing a case
that seeks to overturn a measure
that removed an age limit to the
long-time President’s rule.
Opposition politicians and the
local bar association are challenging the law, passed in December,
that allows President Yoweri Museveni potentially to hold power
for nearly five decades.
“We shall get justice” before an
independent panel of judges, said
the mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago, a member of the petitioners’
legal team.
There are concerns about possible intimidation by “an overbearing executive”, he said.
The court’s decision to hear the
case in the eastern town of Mbale,
rather than in the capital Kampala, was criticised by opposition
leaders who cited it as a sign of
government interference.
Mr Museveni, who took power
by force in 1986, is 73 and would
have been ineligible to run again
when his term expires in 2021. The
law being challenged removed a
measure in the constitution that
prevented anyone older than 75
from being president. Uganda has
not witnessed a peaceful transfer
of power since independence from
Britain in 1962. AP
INDIA
Rail workers
suspended over
runaway train
By Jatindra Dash
IN BHUBANESWAR
India’s state-run railway has
suspended seven workers after
brakes failed on a 22-coach train
carrying hundreds of passengers,
letting it run freely in reverse for
about eight miles.
The train, en route from
Ahmedabad in the western state
of Gujarat to Puri in Odisha state
in the east, rolled downhill for
about 45 minutes before gradually slowing to a halt. It was the
latest in a series of accidents involving the world’s fourth-largest
rail network.
It was not clear what speed the
runaway train reached but no casualties or injuries were reported.
Iro n t o o l s u s e d t o s t o p
trains were not properly put
in place, according to a senior
railways official.
“By the time the train had rolled
down to the nearest station, it
had slowed down drastically and
it was brought to a halt with the
help of wooden wedges,” the official said, adding that passengers
also helped to stop the train as it
neared the station. REUTERS
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Topless protester
crashes Cosby
sex assault trial
By Michael R. Sisak
IN NORRISTOWN
A topless protester with
“Women’s Lives Matter” written
on her body jumped a barricade
and got within a few feet of Bill
Cosby yesterday as the comedian
walked into a Philadelphia
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A Mumbai-based charity that
makes low-cost sanitary pads
and gives menstrual hygiene
lessons to slum-dwellers
said yesterday it would look
to scale up its operations
after being chosen to benefit
from donations made for the
royal wedding.
The Myna Mahila
Foundation is one of seven
charities that Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle asked
people to donate to rather
than buying them gifts for
their May wedding.
The foundation relies largely
on companies for funding, said
its founder Suhani Jalota, 23,
At least 27 children killed
as bus plunges into gorge
By Muneeza Naqvi
IN NEW DELHI
FINLAND
Survivors given First terror case
a makeover
after two killed
A group of female Holocaust
survivors is enjoying a
pampering “makeover” in
advance of the country’s annual
remembrance day.
Seventy survivors,
representing Israel’s
70th anniversary, were
treated yesterday to
manicuring, hairstyling
and make-up as part of
an event entitled “Beauty
Heroines”.
Israel marks Holocaust
memorial day on Thursday,
when a siren wails across the
country. AP
INDIA
At least 27 children, some as young
as four, were killed yesterday when
their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge in the foothills
of the Himalayas, officials said.
Three adults were also killed in
the crash, Himachal Pradesh state
transport minister Govind Singh
Takur said. At least a dozen people
were taken to area hospitals. The bus
was carrying up to 45 people. Initial
reports indicated that the bus driver
was speeding as he took the children
home and lost control at the edge of
the gorge, with the bus crashing some
60 metres to the ground below, said
police officer Sunil Kumar.
News reports said most of the children riding in the bus were in elementary school. The accident occurred in
the Kangra Valley, about 300 miles
north of New Delhi.
India’s roads, particularly in the
A rare terror trial has opened in Finland in the case of a Moroccan asylum
seeker and alleged Isis sympathiser
charged with fatally stabbing two
women and wounding eight others.
Abderrahman Bouanane appeared
at a courtroom set up inside a prison
in Turku, the Finnish city where the
August 18 2017 attack took place.
The stabbing rampage at Turku’s
main market square lasted some
three minutes. Mr Bouanane is
charged with two counts of terrorrelated murder and eight counts of
attempted murder with a terrorrelated motive, the first terrorrelated charges issued in Finland. AP
courthouse for the start of his
sexual assault retrial.
The woman ran in front of Mr
Cosby but was intercepted by
sheriff’s deputies and led away
in handcuffs. The European
feminist group Femen claimed
the protester as one of its own.
The disruption came just
before opening statements
on the retrial began. The
80-year-old comedian, who has
said the sexual contact was
consensual, faces three counts
of aggravated indecent assault,
each punishable by up to 10 years
in prison. AP
adding that the move would
allow it to provide its services
to more women.
“We take pads and education
to the doorsteps of about
10,000 women across 12 slums
every month, but will be able
to go up to 20,000 to 30,000
women with the donation
money,” Jalota said.
The Suits actress visited the
charity last year and wrote
about it in Time magazine.
Real estate in Mumbai,
India’s financial hub, is among
the most expensive in the
world, and about 60 per cent
of the city’s population of more
than 18 million live in slums.
Many are migrant workers
who move to Mumbai in search
of opportunities, and who live
in shacks with no running
water or toilets and under the
threat of eviction. REUTERS
Roli Srivastava
hills, have long been feared for their
deep potholes, reckless drivers and,
very often, a lack of guardrails. Fatal
accidents are common.
“I am deeply anguished by the loss
of lives,” Prime Minister Narendra
Modi said in a tweet. “My prayers
and solidarity are with those who lost
their near and dear ones.”
Rescuers were still digging
through the wreckage after nightfall looking for more survivors, Mr
Kumar said. AP
A fallen
emperor
rises
Workers lift a toppled
statue of China’s first
emperor, Qin Shi
Huang, at Binzhou in
the eastern province of
Shandong yesterday.
A strong gale force
wind knocked over the
62ft-tall monument
and flattened its face at
a popular tourist site.
The six-tonne statue
was erected in honour
of the first ruler of a
unified China. AFP
IRAN
Rouhani condemns US as state marks Nuclear Day
Iran’s President lashed out at the
United States yesterday as Iran
marked “National Nuclear Day”,
dedicated to its achievements in nuclear technology.
Hassan Rouhani said that despite
many attempts, the US has “failed to
destroy” the landmark 2015 deal between Iran and world powers.
Mr Rouhani also mocked President
Donald Trump, who has repeatedly
President Rouhani hears about
nuclear developments in Tehran AP
described the nuclear agreement as
“bad”. Mr Trump extended sanctions
waivers in January but has declined
to re-certify the nuclear deal.
“They spent huge amounts of dollars and talked a lot, and posted so
many tweets, thinking that this building would shake with tweets,” Mr
Rouhani said of the Trump administration. His speech was broadcast
live on Iranian state TV.
The agreement curbed Tehran’s
nuclear enrichment programme in
exchange for relief from sanctions. AP
SPAIN
INDONESIA
GERMANY
By Amir Vahdat
IN TEHRAN
Jailed MP put
Isis militant
Minister laments
forward as leader jailed for attack ‘mood of hate’
Catalonia’s parliament has made
a second attempt to put forward
as the region’s new leader a
pro-independence politician
awaiting trial for rebellion, after a
UN rights group said he should be
allowed to run for office.
Lawmakers first selected
Jordi Sanchez in March, but that
bid was dropped after he was
jailed for helping to orchestrate
pro-independence protests last
year. REUTERS
An Indonesian court sentenced an
Isis-linked militant to nine years in
prison yesterday for masterminding
a double suicide bombing last year
that targeted police at a bus terminal
in Jakarta.
Kiki Muhammad Iqbal, 38, was
among six suspected militants who
were arrested days after the attack, in
which two bombers blew themselves
up, killing three policemen and
themselves. The attack also wounded
12 people – police and civilians. AP
The interior minister has called
for the “mood of hate” on social
media to end after Twitter users
falsely blamed a fatal van attack in
Muenster on Islamic extremists.
Horst Seehofer said: “Society
cannot accept that some abused
this terrible event for their
own perfidious purposes.” The
deputy leader of the far-right AfD
party had suggested that Angela
Merkel’s refugee policy was to
blame for the attack. AP
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Zuckerberg gets
special tuition
for Congress date
By Andrew Buncombe
IN NEW YORK
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
has been receiving special coaching
on how to present himself when he
appears before politicians demanding to know what he is doing to protect users’ data and how Russia was
able to use his platform to allegedly
meddle in the 2016 election.
Amid continuing controversy over the inappropriate harvesting of
the data of 50 million Facebook users by British
political consulting firm
Cambridge Analytica, Mr
Zuckerberg will try to reassure US politicians that he is
taking their concerns and those of
the general public seriously. He will
also try to deflect the efforts of those
who favour more stringent government regulation.
“It’s clear now that we didn’t do
enough to prevent these tools from
being used for harm,” he is expected
to tell the House Energy and Commerce Committee today, according
to written testimony released ahead
of his appearance.
“We didn’t take a broad enough
view of our responsibility, and that
was a big mistake. It was my mistake,
and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I
run it, and I’m responsible for what
happens here.”
The 33-year-old, who is head of a
company valued at $80bn (£57bn),
does not face an easy task. The discreet Mr Zuckerberg, who tends to
shy away from the cameras, will be
making his first appearance before
politicians at a time when the public
backlash against many large technology firms appears to be mounting.
The New York Times said the man
who typically dresses for work in a
grey T-shirt has hired a team from
the law firm WilmerHale, along
with outside consultants, to
coach him on the kinds of
questions politicians may
ask, and on how to react
if his answers are interrupted. Facebook has also
set up mock hearings involving its communications
team and outside advisers,
who role-play members of Congress.
“For every major CEO, and now
for Mark Zuckerberg, this is a rite of
passage,” said Reed Hundt, a former
chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. “Facebook has
become so important – not just to business but to society – it can’t avoid having to run the congressional gantlet.”
THE INDEPENDENT
Facebook also deployed
its chief operating officer,
Sheryl Sandberg, who told
National Public Radio it was
speaking with regulators around
the world and insisted that it was
aware of public sentiment.
Police expel
eco activists
French police charge at activists to
clear an area where environmental
protesters had occupied the site
of what had been a proposed new
airport at Notre Dame des Landes,
near Nantes, but stayed on weeks
after the plan was scrapped. AFP
ENVIRONMENT
Antarctic snowfall ‘has increased since 1801’
By Rachel Roberts
There has been a significant
increase in Antarctic snowfall over
the past 200 years, a study shows.
Scientists found an increase of 10
per cent in precipitation rates in the
so-called “frozen continent” over
the period. About 272 billion tons
more snow fell in the Antarctic each
year in the decade from 2001 to 2010
compared with from 1801 to 1810.
Experts say this would be sufficient
to submerge New Zealand under a
metre of water.
Dr Liz Thomas presented the
study’s findings at the European
Geosciences Union (EGU) General
Assembly in Vienna. She told the
BBC: “The general assumption
up until now is that [the snowfall]
hasn’t really changed at all – that it’s
just stayed stable. Well, this study
shows that’s not the case.
“Theory predicts that, as
Antarctica warms, the atmosphere
should hold more moisture and that
this should lead therefore to more
snowfall. And what we’re showing
in this study is that this has already
been happening.”
Scientists say the extra snow
being dumped in the Antarctic has
a slight positive effect in that it helps
slow down the rise in sea level at
the South Pole – but this benefit is
dwarfed by the contribution to the
rise caused by ice melting around
the continent.
CHINA
Beijing denies that world’s largest sea bridge is breaking up already
Chinese authorities have been forced
to deny that the world’s largest sea
bridge is beginning to break up and
float away.
The 55km bridge to connect Hong
Kong, Macau, and mainland China
is a complex feat of engineering
involving the construction of new
roads, artificial islands and an
undersea tunnel. The multibillionpound infrastructure project been
under construction for nine years
and is behind schedule having been
hit with multiple delays caused by
budget overruns and lawsuits.
Alarm bells rang in Hong Kong
when recent photographs from
the Chinese side showed a jagged
shoreline around one of the artificial
islands with concrete blocks, known
as “dolasse” and built to absorb
waves, appearing to have come
adrift from the protective barrier.
Hong Kong’s highway department
dispatched its director of highways
to the mainland city of Zhuhai to
meet project officials with promises
to oversee quality control on the
Chinese side.
Officials at the Hong KongZhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority in
Zhuhai insisted that the placement
of the blocks was deliberate.
“We have our ways to do it, and
This Saturday, in your
you [Hong Kong] may have your
ways to do it. You seem to presume
that part of the structure had sunk…
but it has been designed as such.
“There are rules and standards
for us to follow,” the authority’s
deputy director Yu Lie was reported
as saying in the South China
Morning Post.
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W
ith an uncertain
Brexit hovering
over the Irish
border, the 20th
anniversary of
the Good Friday Agreement is an
apposite moment to recall the grim
origins of the “peace process”.
These lie, in part, in a particularly
gory incident on the streets of
Belfast that brought home to the
British public the horror that most
have since preferred to forget.
It was shortly after noon on
Friday 19 March 1988, two weeks
before Good Friday. Father Alec
Reid, a Catholic priest, was
walking down Andersonstown
Road when he heard angry shouts
and animal-like screams mounting
in murderous crescendo. Two
British army corporals had
apparently accidentally driven
into the path of the funeral
procession of an IRA member,
himself killed by a loyalist gunman
at a funeral three days earlier.
Fearing a repeat attack, the
crowd set upon the two soldiers,
who were wearing civilian
clothes, in their car. One of the
soldiers drew his service pistol
and fired in the air. They were
dragged from the car. The men
were overpowered, beaten and
stripped. They were then shot
dead on a patch of wasteland next
to Andersonstown social club.
Footage of the incident shocked
the world. But with it came an
image of compassion: a Catholic
priest, grief etched on his face,
ministering to one of the British
soldiers in death. Few who looked
upon that scene were aware
that a regular visitor to Reid’s
confessional was a former barman
named Gerry Adams.
Indeed, Reid was already by this
time acting as a go-between for
Adams, the leader of the IRA, and
John Hume, head of the moderate
nationalist SDLP. The incident
on the Andersonstown Road
strengthened his determination
to bring about an alliance between
the two men. Staggeringly, it
emerged years later that he was
carrying a message from Adams to
Hume on the day of the killings.
The IRA were understandably
toxic to British politicians. The
aim was to bring them in from
the cold.
Hume was a republican but
respectable. The theory was that
he might be able to convey to
London what it would take to make
the IRA call off their campaign
of violence. The most difficult
issue was the IRA’s total refusal to
recognise an inner-Ireland border
guarded by soldiers and armed
police. (Sound familiar?)
Sadly there would be many
more deaths and another decade
of political manoeuvres in public
and private before it began to look
like there could be a peace deal.
While growing up in
Northern Ireland, I had lost two
schoolfriends to the IRA. But I
was also aware of what had led
to the violence: my Protestant
grandfather had been a landlord
who had three votes in local
elections, while his Catholic
tenants had none. Compromises
had to be made on both sides.
In late 1997, I sat with David
Ervine, a former UVF man jailed
for possession of explosives, now
a member of their political wing,
the Progressive Unionist Party,
in a north Belfast bar. Guinness
dripped from his moustache as
he shared his changed views. “If
you want to make peace with men
with guns,” he said, “you have to
talk to those who represent the
men with guns.”
When the Good Friday
Agreement was struck – and
approved by the people – the EU
ploughed money into north-south
Irish infrastructure, including
a motorway from Dublin to
Belfast. The single market and
customs union meant border posts
disappeared, and so did the armed
men who guarded them.
In the current context of Brexit
now being less than a year away,
it is interesting to consider
how British membership of the
A soldier attacks a civilian during
a civil rights march on Bloody
Sunday in Derry in 1972 GETTY
euro - to which Ireland of course
signed up, but the UK would avoid
despite Tony Blair’s personal
enthusiasm - would have meant
an even less obvious border
between north and south. It
wasn’t to be: British politicians
treated the Irish issue as done
and dusted, and forgot the price.
There is a belief among some
Ulster Unionists – just as there is
among many Brexiteers – that any
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‘What I want is to spark
people’s interest in the Bard’
SA1002010
J
ames Cundall has had
much cause to ponder
Richard III’s “kingdom for
a horse” speech and that
famous balcony scene in
Rome and Juliet. He has also been
thinking a lot about public toilets,
parking and what he’s going to do if
this summer is a washout. Cundall
is the man behind ambitious plans
to build the north of England’s
answer to the Globe theatre, next
to York’s Clifford’s Tower.
Opening in June, the openroofed, Elizabethan-style theatre
with three balcony tiers will
house almost 1,000 people and the
10-week programme will boast
more than 130 performances
of Richard III, Romeo and Juliet,
Macbeth and A Midsummer
Night’s Dream.
“There is a lot to do, but this now
is the exciting bit,” says Cundall,
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
i TUESDAY
10 APRIL 2018
27
SOCIETY
Where there’s
muck there’s (a
little more) brass
Earnings are declining, but there are ways to
increase your salary. By Stephen Clarke
H
People prefer to
forget the grim
origins of the Northen
Ireland peace process
AFP/GETTY
mean a hard border in Ireland, then
it would have to be the EU – and thus
the Irish – who would pay for it (on
the basis that the British have no
desire to erect one).
Hoey and others like her give the
strong impression of being dyedin-the wool members of what was
once the “Protestant ascendancy”
who, like their forefathers, see
British rule as a guarantee of
superiority on their home turf.
The Good Friday Agreement
questioned that assumption;
Northern Ireland’s demographic
shift in the years since is moving it
towards breaking point. Unionist
parties lost their outright majority
at Stormont in Assembly elections
just over a year ago. How long will
it be until a majority of voters in
Northern Ireland would prefer to see
their future as part of Ireland, not
the UK? Set against this backdrop,
Brexit looked to many unionists like
locking a fire safety door.
THE INDEPENDENT
chief executive of Lunchbox
Theatrical Productions.
“It’s not all glamorous. At the
moment top of my to-do list is to
finalise how many toilets we need,
but much of the hard work has been
done and I think we are all now
looking forward to welcoming the
first audiences through the doors.”
The project will be launched on
23 April – Shakespeare’s birthday –
and the theatre will be built on-site,
with work beginning at the end
of May. It will be the first pop-up
Shakespearean theatre in Europe.
Cundall promises it will be more
than just a tourist attraction,
offering “great theatre”.
“With four productions, we
want people to come see one and
then come back again and again,”
he says. “I know that for some,
Shakespeare can seem daunting,
PEOPLE
Belfast honours Clinton and Mitchell
By Jane Clinton
Bill Clinton and George Mitchell
will receive the freedom of
Belfast to mark the 20th
anniversary of the Good Friday
Agreement.
The ex-US President and
his former special envoy
to Northern Ireland,
who chaired the
negotiations for the
1998 accord, will be
given their honours at
Ulster Hall today.
Tim Attwood, the SDLP
group leader on Belfast City
Council, who took was part in
the talks, singled out Mr Clinton
(inset) and Mr Mitchell for
helping to bring about the deal,
adding that Mr Clinton “was a
champion of the peace process
long before he was President”.
But he said peace should not be
taken for granted.
“There is an overwhelming
majority of people in Northern
Ireland who understand that the
significance of the Good Friday
Agreement was not that all
problems would be solved
for all time,” he said. “A
commitment was made
that future problems
would be solved by
democratic and peaceful
means, not by violence. I
don’t think they or anyone
else should take for granted
the absence of violence.”
Anniversary events include
a panel discussion at Queen’s
University, Belfast, with Gerry
Adams, David Trimble, Peter
Robinson and Seamus Mallon.
James Cundall (left) is the man
behind the project JAMES HARDISTY
Rose Theatre was to turn young
people on to Shakespeare. We sent
out 8,000 letters to schools and we
also set up a bursary scheme so
that those who think their pupils
might not be able to afford tickets
can apply to come for free,” he says.
“I honestly believe that seeing
Shakespeare in somewhere like the
Rose Theatre will be something you
remember for ever.
“There are a pretty hectic few
weeks ahead, but come 25 June
when the first cast takes to the
stage for the matinee production of
Macbeth, I plan to take my seat in
the audience,” adds Cundall. “That
will be my time to enjoy what we
have all achieved.”
off-putting even. What I really want
is to spark people’s interest. One
of the reasons for establishing the
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre,
25 June to 2 September;
shakespearesrosetheatre.com
ow do you get a pay rise?
This is a question most
of us would like to know
the answer to. Especially
seeing as, following the
financial crisis, we’ve experienced
the worst squeeze on wages in more
than a hundred years.
Typical weekly earnings are £15
lower than in 2009, and by 2020 we
may have experienced the worst
decade of earnings growth since
Napoleon was rampaging round
Europe. Given this state of affairs it’s
perhaps unsurprising shows such as
Channel 4’s How to Get a Pay Rise are
prime time viewing.
What can be done? We at the
Resolution Foundation have
crunched the latest data from the
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
and, while we’re not in the business
of careers advice, the results show
who’s bucking the trend. Here are
the three factors which seem to
make a difference.
MOVE JOBS, IDEALLY TO
ANOTHER EMPLOYER
People who stay in the same job
earn less than those that take up
a new position. The typical real
(inflation adjusted) pay rise for
someone staying in the same job
last year was just 1.1 per cent,
however it was 5.4 per cent for
someone who got a new job.
This is perhaps unsurprising - a
lot of people may only change jobs if
they know there’s a hefty financial
incentive to do so. What is also clear
is that – unfortunately – loyalty
doesn’t pay.
Those that switch firm, on
average, earn 1 per cent more
than those who get promoted,
and this includes those switching
involuntarily, perhaps because they
were made redundant or fired. For
those that move voluntarily, the pay
premium is even higher.
GET A JOB IN FINANCE,
CONSTRUCTION, IT, HOSPITALITY,
MANUFACTURING OR FARMING
These are the only sectors in which
pay growth is currently above
inflation. In finance, the annual
growth in average weekly earnings
was 1.5 per cent last year, hardly
emphatic, but far better than in
education or health and social work,
where real pay fell by 0.7 per cent
and 1.2 per cent respectively.
Indeed, being a financier or an
engineer has been a pretty good
idea over the past decade. These
two industries are the only ones in
which average pay is higher than it
was in 2009. By contrast, teachers
and health workers have not had it
so good; average pay in education,
health and social work is more than 7
per cent lower than before the crash.
Farming is one of the few industries
in Britain in which wages growth is
above the rate of inflation GETTY
GO SOUTH, BUT ONLY IF YOU
HAVE SOMEWHERE
AFFORDABLE TO LIVE
The data is very clear: those who
move to the south and east of
England gain the highest pay rises.
However, for many people such gains
are wiped off by housing costs. People
moving to London last year increased
their real pay by a whopping 17 per
cent, those moving to the South East
of England by 8 per cent and those
moving to the East by 9 per cent.
The boost for moving to the Big
Smoke looks particularly appealing
but is perhaps less attractive when
you consider that housing costs, as a
share of people’s monthly spending,
are 60 per cent higher in the capital
than the UK average.
The result is that before taking
housing costs into account, London
has the highest household incomes
of any part of the UK – but after
adjusting for housing expenses the
capital drops to fifth position, with
incomes below that of the South
West of England and Scotland.
Don’t open the job and housing
search websites just yet, though.
As with all these things, there’s a
catch. Real wages may have recently
started to grow, which is welcome,
but it is unlikely that they will be
bulging anytime soon.
In his latest speech, Gertjan
Vlieghe, a member of the Bank
of England’s monetary policy
committee, said that because of low
productivity growth “we should
probably adjust our expectations
of what ‘normal’, full employment
wage growth is likely to be”.
“Normal” pay growth in future
could be half what it was before the
crash, and unless productivity picks
up this is something that no amount
of smart career moves can change.
THE INDEPENDENT
Stephen Clarke is a senior economic
analyst at the Resolution Foundation
Television Tuesday 10 April
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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8pm, Channel 4
Imagine you are in your final year at
primary school and the headteacher
introduces a new class – all parents
of pupils, including your mum and
dad dressed in school uniforms.
Mortification is understandably
widespread among Year Six when
this happens at Blackrod Primary
School near Bolton in a televisual
experiment that’s partly an insight
into contemporary education and
partly a bit of fun. It’s amusing to
watch grown-ups struggle with
maths, school lunches and PE
lessons, and to eavesdrop on the
children’s conversations. “I hope my
mum doesn’t ask: ‘Can I play with
you?’ and I’m with my friends,” says
one. “It’ll be really awkward.”
9pm, BBC1
Danny Brocklehurst’s curious drama
– intriguing rather than involving
– ends in the courtroom, where
Marie and Greg (Paula Malcomson
and Christopher Eccleston) are
fighting for custody of their children,
Greg’s solicitor revealing unwelcome
facts about his lover, Brenna. It’s a
tricky one for the judge because
neither parent can exactly provide a
stable home life – especially with
Brenna’s violent ex still on the loose.
Class Of Mum And Dad
Come Home
===
Gotham
===
Hospital
such an insightful all-around picture
does it give of the problems facing
our hospitals. In this week’s visit to
Nottingham University Hospitals,
the underlying question is what does
this January’s edict about cancelling
all non-essential surgery actually
mean in practice? Is 55-year-old Val,
who cannot speak or eat because she
needs reconstructive surgery on her
cancer-ravaged jaw, “non-essential”?
Or terminally-ill Phil, whom doctors
want to give a new hip so that he can
return home to die?
9pm, BBC2
This series ought to be required
viewing before anyone forms an
opinion about the state of the NHS,
9pm, E4
This Batman-prequel equivalent of
the Superman origins story
Smallville returns for a fourth
season, much livelier now that it is
6.00 Commonwealth
Games 2018 Day six
continues with live road
cycling and netball (S). 9.15
Oxford Street Revealed
(R) (S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Britain’s Home Truths (R)
(S). 11.45 Dom On The Spot
(S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt (R)
(S). 1.00 Commonwealth
Games 2018 Live coverage
of the women’s 1500m
final (S). 5.15 Put Your
Money Where Your Mouth
Is (R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder
(R) (S). 3.00 Dickinson’s
Real Deal (R) (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (R) (S). 5.00
The Chase (S).
6.00 Countdown (R)
(S). 6.45 3rd Rock From
The Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd
Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.30
Frasier (R) (S). 9.00 Frasier
(R) (S). 9.35 Frasier (R) (S).
10.05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell
(R) (S). 11.00 Undercover
Boss USA (R) (S). 12.00
Channel 4 News Summary
(S). 12.05 Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 1.05 Posh
Pawnbrokers (R) (S). 2.10
Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (R) (S). 4.00 Escape To
The Chateau: DIY (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Star Boot Sale (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff (S). 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take
It Away! (R) (S). 12.10
5 News Lunchtime (S).
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed
Doors (R) (S). 1.10 Access
(S). 1.15 Home And Away
(S). 1.45 Neighbours (S).
2.20 NCIS (R) (S). 3.20
FILM: Nightmare 911
(Craig Moss 2015) Thriller,
starring Fiona Gubelmann
(S). 5.00 5 News At 5 (R) (S).
5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6pm
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.55 Party Election
Broadcast (S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (S).
6.30 Today At The
Games The best
of the action
from day six (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.25 Party Election
Broadcast (S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
With the voices
of Lucy Lawless
and Tom Arnold
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
David takes
Leah, Justine
and Ryder
hostage (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Charity
confronts her
past (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
Live chat (S).
7.30 EastEnders
Hunter is upset
after hearing his
mum and Phil
talking (S).
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights
The MotoGP
Grand Prix of
Argentina (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Nature’s
Microworlds
Exploring the
Okavango Delta
(R) (S).
8pm
8.00 Holby City A
revelation about
Gaskell forces
Roxanna to
choose where
her loyalties lie
(S).
8.00 Great Indian
Railway
Journeys From
Lucknow to
Kolkata. Last in
the series (S).
8.00 This Time
Next Year
New series.
Davina McCall
returns with
more 12-month
challenges (S).
8.00 Class Of Mum
And Dad New
series. Parents
study the year
six curriculum
alongside their
children (S).
8.00 Springtime
On The Farm
JLS memberturned-farmer
JB Gill helps out
on a night shift
(S).
8.00 Commonwealth
Games Extra
Extended
highlights from
day six of the
Games (S).
9pm
9.00 Come Home
Greg and Marie
hurtle towards
a divisive family
court case. Last
in the series (S).
9.00 Hospital
Cameras follow
a mouth cancer
patient and her
surgeon (S).
9.00 Last Laugh In
Vegas A few of
the celebrities
meet a Native
American
medicine man
(S).
9.00 Seven Year
Switch All four
couples put
their recent
experiences
to use. Last in
the series (S).
9.00 Made In
Yorkshire Part
one of two.
John Prescott
explores
Yorkshire
factories (S).
9.00 The Story Of
The Jews The
struggle of
medieval Jews
to preserve
their identity (R)
(S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 This Country
Last in the
series (S).
10.00Cunk On Britain
The era from
King Henry
the Eighth to
Horatio Nelson
(S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The Cruise:
Sailing The
Caribbean (R) (S).
10.00Gogglebox
The households’
opinions
on recent
television (R) (S).
10.00Secrets Of The
Great Yorkshire
Castle Dan
Jones explores
the history of
York Castle (R)
(S).
10.00Majesty
And Mortar:
Britain’s Great
Palaces The
history behind
royal palaces
(R) (S).
11.15 Generation
Screwed? (R) (S).
11.55 Commonwealth
Games 2018
Netball, hockey
and diving on
day seven (S).
11.15 Amazing Hotels:
Life Beyond
The Lobby Giles
Coren and
Monica Galetti
work in Ashford
Castle (R) (S).
11.15 Heroes And
Villains: Caught
On Camera
A greatgrandfather
fights off armed
intruders (R) (S).
11.05 One Born Every
Minute Couple
Sharnee and
Dan await
the arrival of
their first child
together (R) (S).
11.05 The Great
Yorkshire
Bridge Rob Bell
tells the story
of the Humber
Bridge (R) (S).
3.00 Commonwealth
Games 2018 (S).
12.15 The Super League
Show (S). 1.00 Sign Zone
(S). 3.50 BBC News (S).
12.10 The Durrells (R)
(S). 1.00 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares (R). 12.55
The Island (R). 1.50
The Supervet (R). 2.45
Dispatches (R). 3.15 Old
House, New Home (R). 4.10
Building The Dream (R).
5.05 The Question Jury (R).
12.05 Housing Yorkshire (R)
(S). 1.00 SuperCasino 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 Great Scientists (R)
(S). 5.35 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Commonwealth Games
2018 Live athletics
coverage as day six
continues (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather
(S). 1.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather (S). 1.45
Doctors (S). 2.15 800
Words (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.45
Money For Nothing (R) (S).
4.30 Flog It! (R) (S). 5.15
Pointless (S).
10pm
11pm
Late
less of a superhero-free police
procedural and has introduced more
colourful criminals. In tonight’s
opener, the Penguin is up to no good.
===
Cunk On Britain
10pm, BBC2
Yes, this spoof history documentary
starring Diane Morgan’s ignoramus
alter ego Philomena Cunk is
over-extended for what is basically
a one-joke series, but it is peppered
with some great gags and
malapropisms. I particularly liked
her description of the English Civil
War as “a sort of fight between
Wayne Rooney and Noel Fielding
but not as funny” and of Hampton
Court Palace as “a building so
important it has to be accompanied
by harpsichord music”. This week’s
The Penguin makes his
mark in ‘Gotham’
9pm, E4
Marie faces a custody
battle as Danny
Brocklehurst’s drama
‘Come Home’ concludes
9pm, BBC1
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (R) (S). 6.20
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 6.45
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (R) (S). 7.10
Who’s Doing The Dishes?
(R) (S). 7.55 Emmerdale (R)
(S). 8.20 Coronation Street
(R) (S). 8.55 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 9.25 The
Ellen DeGeneres Show
(R) (S). 10.20 The Bachelor
(R) (S). 12.15 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 12.45 Coronation
Street (R) (S). 1.15
Coronation Street (R) (S).
1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres
Show (S). 2.35 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (R) (S). 3.40 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
4.50 Judge Rinder (R) (S).
5.50 Take Me Out (R) (S).
Diane Morgan appears
in ‘Cunk On Britain’
10pm, BBC2
6.25 FILM: Battleship
(Peter Berg
2012) Sci-fi
adventure,
starring Taylor
Kitsch (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
A dive-bombing
baptism (R) (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Walden is
reunited with a
former business
partner (R) (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Speed
(Jan De Bont
1994) Action
thriller, starring
Keanu Reeves
(S).
9.00 FILM: Fast
& Furious 7
(James Wan
2015) Action
thriller sequel,
starring Vin
Diesel (S).
11.00 Chivalry And
Betrayal: The
Hundred Years
War Exploring
the conflict
(R) (S).
11.15 FILM: I Give
It A Year (Dan
Mazer 2013)
Romantic
comedy, with
Rose Byrne and
Rafe Spall (S).
11.40 Family Guy
Brian’s new
girlfriend leaves
him (R) (S).
12.00 Francesco’s Italy Top
To Toe (R) (S). 1.00 Top Of
The Pops: 1983 (R) (S). 1.30
Top Of The Pops: 1983 (R)
(S). 2.00 Secret Knowledge:
Stradivarius And Me (R)
(S). 2.35 The Story Of The
Jews (R) (S). 3.35 Close
1.10 FILM: The Boss,
Anatomy Of A Crime
(Sebastian Schindel 2015)
Fact-based Argentinian
drama, starring Joaquin
Furriel (S). 3.15 Close
12.15 Family Guy (R) (S).
12.40 American Dad! (R)
(S). 1.10 American Dad! (R)
(S). 1.40 Celebrity Juice (R)
(S). 2.20 Teleshopping 5.50
ITV2 Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
ambushed historians are, while not
exactly in on the joke, quick to spot
something might be amiss and to
give as good as they get.
LAURENCE PHELAN
===
This Country
FILM
CHOICE
10.45pm, BBC1
A heartbreaking finale to the best
comedy on TV as Kerry (Daisy May
Cooper) finally realises her lifelong
ambition to go into business with
her horrible dad Martin – only to be
lumbered with stolen vacuum
cleaners in a lock-up garage that
Martin has persuaded her to put in
her name. Cousin Kurtan, meanwhile,
finds fulfilment at last with his new
job at the local bowls club. “They’re a
good bunch,” he reckons. “as long as
you don’t mention foreigners or
self-service checkouts.”
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
12.30am, Sky Cinema Greats
(Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
Still the best adaptation of a work
by crime novelist Elmore Leonard
(though Jackie Brown and the TV show
Justified run it close), this slick, stylish
and sexy little romance-thriller also
helped establish George Clooney as a
leading man, and was the beginning
of his fruitful collaboration with
Soderbergh. Clooney plays a smoothtalking bank robber who escapes from
prison and promptly but inadvisedly
falls for the US Marshal (Jennifer
Lopez, left) whose job it is to put him
back in there. The dialogue has all of
Leonard’s customary tang and zip,
and even the most minor characters
– all played by an A-list cast – make a
vivid impression.
9pm, ITV2
(James Wan, 2015)
Loud but dumb, Fast 7 is full of
spectacular action, idiotic plotting,
bad dialogue, ersatz sentimentality,
upskirt photography, obtrusive
product placement, sports cars,
military hardware and oiled muscles.
The sixth highest-grossing film ever.
Out Of Sight
Fast & Furious 7
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The Boss, Anatomy Of A Crime
1.10am, Film4
(Sebastián Schindel, 2015)
A powerful social-realist flashback
crime drama with echoes of Claude
Chabrol’s Le Boucher, about an
unworldly young butcher who is
exploited, abused and eventually
pushed into murder by his new boss.
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A meta
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to Iris.
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New series.
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A deadly viral
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Audrey turns
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Janet makes
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home (R) (S).
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With Daniel
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Beckett and
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(S).
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Catterall
Do you know less
about the world
than a chimp?
The lateHansRosling tested thousands of people around
the globe to find out what we think about the state of life
on Earth - and the results surprised him
B
efore you read this article, I would like you to
take a test. You’ll understand why later on. No
pressure – you almost certainly don’t know the
answers to these questions, but give them your
best guesses:
How peat can reveal
what the world was like
thousands of years ago
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1. In all low-income countries
across the world today, how many
girls finish primary school?
A: 20 per cent;
B: 40 per cent;
C: 60 per cent.
2. Where does the majority of
the world population live?
A: Low-income countries;
B: Middle-income countries;
C: High-income countries.
3. In the past 20 years, the
proportion of the world population
living in extreme poverty has…
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A: almost doubled;
B: remained more or less the same;
C: almost halved.
4. What is the life expectancy of
the world today?
A: 50 years;
B: 60 years;
C: 70 years.
5. There are two billion children in
the world today aged up to 15 years
old. How many children will there
be in the year 2100, according to
the United Nations?
A: 4 billion;
B: 3 billion;
C: 2 billion.
6. The UN predicts that by 2100
the world population will have
increased by another four billion
people. What is the main reason?
A
A: There will be more children
(aged under 15);
B: There will be more adults
(aged 15 to 74);
C: There will be more very old
people (aged 75 and older).
7. How did the number of
deaths per year from natural
disasters change over the past
hundred years?
A: Nine years;
B: Six years;
C: Three years.
B
12. How many people in the world
have some access to electricity?
8. How many of the world’s
one-year-old children today
have been vaccinated against
some disease?
9. There are roughly seven
billion people in the world today.
Which one of the three maps here
on the right shows best where they
live? Each figure represents one
billion people.
11. In 1996, tigers, giant pandas,
and black rhinos were all listed as
endangered. How many of these
three species are more critically
endangered today?
A: Two of them;
B: One of them;
C: None of them.
A: More than doubled;
B: Remained about the same;
C: Decreased to less than half.
A: 20 per cent;
B: 50 per cent;
C: 80 per cent.
10. Worldwide, 30-year-old men
have spent 10 years in school,
on average. How many years
have women of the same age
spent in school?
A: Twenty per cent;
B: Fifty per cent;
C: Eighty per cent.
C
13. Global climate experts believe
that, over the next 100 years, the
average temperature will…
A: Get warmer;
B: Remain the same;
C: Eet colder.
Here are the correct answers:
1. C, 2. B, 3. C, 4. C, 5. C, 6. B, 7. C, 8. C,
9. A, 10. A, 11. C, 12. C, 13. A
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H
ow did you do on that
test? Did you get a lot
wrong? Don’t worry. If
you did badly, you are
in very good company.
Over the past decades, I have posed
hundreds of questions like these
to thousands of people across the
globe. Most do extremely badly.
When you think about the
world, you probably think of war,
violence, natural disasters, manmade disasters, corruption –
believing that things are bad, and
feeling like they are getting worse.
That’s the picture that most
Westerners see in the media and
carry around in their heads – but
it’s stressful and misleading.
Take question three, for example.
Over the past 20 years, the
proportion of the global population
living in extreme poverty has halved.
This is absolutely revolutionary. I
consider it to be the most important
change that has happened in the
world in my lifetime. But people do
not know it. On average only 9 per
cent of people in the UK, and 7 per
cent overall, get it right.
The vast majority, regardless
of their political stance, believe
either that the extreme poverty
rate has not improved, or worse,
that it has doubled – the opposite
of what has happened.
In 2017 we asked nearly 12,000
people in 14 countries to answer our
questions. They scored on average
just two correct answers out of
the first 12. No one got full marks,
and just one person (in Sweden)
got 11 out of 12. Fifteen per cent
scored zero.
Across the world, it is the same
story of massive ignorance – by
which I do not mean stupidity, or
anything intentional, but simply the
lack of correct knowledge.
Perhaps better-educated people
do better? Or people who are more
interested in the issues?
I have tested audiences from
all around the world and from all
walks of life: medical students,
teachers, university lecturers,
eminent scientists, investment
bankers, executives in multinational
companies, journalists, activists,
senior politicians. Most of them also
get most of the answers wrong.
Some even score worse
t h a n t h e ge n e ra l
public; a few of the
most appalling
results came
from Nobel
laureates
and medical
researchers.
By law of
averages, even a
troop of chimps
would score
33 per cent on
each three-answer
question, or four out
of the first 12 on the whole
test. What’s more, the chimps’
errors would be equally shared
between the two wrong answers,
whereas the human errors all
tend to be in one direction: almost
everyone thinks the world is more
frightening, more violent, and more
hopeless than it really is.
When I got my first glimpse of this
massive ignorance, back in the mid1990s, I was pleased. I had started
teaching a course in global health
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at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden
and I was a little nervous. These
students were incredibly smart;
maybe they would already know
everything I had to teach them?
What a relief when I discovered my
students knew less about the world
than chimpanzees.
The more I tested people, the
more ignorance I found, not
only among my students but
everywhere. It was frustrating and
worrying. How could policymakers
solve global problems if they were
operating on the wrong facts? How
could business people make
sensible decisions if their
worldview was upsidedown? And how
could each person
going about
their life know
which issues
they should be
worried about?
I thought
I was dealing
with an upgrade
p r o b l e m :
people did have
knowledge, but it was
outdated, often several
decades old.
To e rad i c at e i g n o ra n ce, I
concluded I needed to upgrade
people’s knowledge.
After I told my son Ola and
daughter-in-law Anna about my
struggles over a family dinner, they
got involved and started to develop
animated graphs. I took these
to Ted talks in Monterey, Berlin,
and Cannes, to the boardrooms
of multinational corporations, to
global banks and hedge funds,
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Our quick brains
and our cravings for
drama are causing
misconceptions
to the US State Department.
Gradually we came to realise there
was something more going on.
The ignorance we kept on finding
couldn’t be fixed simply by providing
clearer animations.
Even people who loved my
lectures, I sadly realised, weren’t
really hearing them. Straight after
presentations, I would hear people
expressing beliefs I had just proven
wrong. I almost gave up.
Why was this “overdramatic
worldview” so persistent? Could the
media be to blame? They play a role,
but we must not make them into a
pantomime villain.
I had a defining moment in 2015
at the World Economic Forum
in Davos. At the main session on
socioeconomic and sustainable
development, I asked 1,000 of
the world’s most powerful and
influential political and business
leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers,
activists, journalists and UN officials
three factual questions.
This audience did indeed know
more than the general public about
poverty – 61 per cent of them got
that right. But on the other two
questions, about future population
growth and the availability of basic
primary health care, they still did
worse than chimps.
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After Davos, things crystallised.
My experience, over decades of
lecturing, and testing, and listening,
finally brought me to see that our
pessimism is so difficult to shift
because – as I explain in my new
book – it comes from the very way
our brains work. The human brain
is a product of millions of years of
evolution, and we are hard-wired
with instincts that helped our
ancestors survive in small groups of
hunter-gatherers.
Our brains often make swift
conclusions without much
thinking, which used to help us to
avoid immediate dangers. We are
interested in dramatic stories, which
used to be the only source of news
and useful information. Our quickthinking brains and cravings for
drama are causing misconceptions.
We still need these dramatic
instincts to give meaning to our
world and get us through the day. If
we sifted every input and analysed
every decision rationally, a normal
life would be impossible. But we
need to learn to control our drama
intake. Uncontrolled, it goes too far,
prevents us from seeing the world as
it is, and leads us terribly astray.
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Peat bogs preserve grains of
pollen that can reveal what the
world was like in the Ice Age.
Donald S Murray reports
t was on the island of Iona
where I met Fiona Coates, an
Australian botanist who was
over in Scotland for a short
while. She was here to do a
little wild swimming. We stood together at the window of where we
were staying, talking about both
of our lives – her pleasure at meeting the challenges of sea and deep
water, my life travelling around
Scotland’s edge trying to teach
young people to see their world
through new eyes, employing both
English and Gaelic in the task.
The stillness of the evening
helped us relax from all this.
There was little but sea and tussocks of heather all around us.
The redness of the setting sun
made the nearby Isle of Mull glow
as if it were lit by flame.
“It must be very strange to see
all that peat around,” I said.
“Not really…”
“Oh?”
“There is peat in Australia, you
know.”
I didn’t. My vision of that continent was that it was largely built
on sand, dry, sunlit and often
parched of water. Fiona, however,
told me about areas like the Australian Alps and the Gondwanan
landscapes of Tasmania, in southeastern Australia, where sphagnum moss and brown fibrous
sedge and other characteristics
of the moorland could be found.
“Not quite in the same quantities as here. Just in small patches
in the valleys and plateaux of the
mountains and moorlands. There
are even coastal peats and tropical
peats in Australia as well.”
She told me how alpine bogs
and fens have legal protection
under Commonwealth legislation.
Despite this, most Australians
were unaware of their existence
or importance.
In her view, the single most precious things about bogs, worldwide, is their ability to preserve
pollen grains. Bogs contain layers
and layers of environmental history dating back thousands of years.
Palynologists identify these pollen
grains and reconstruct past floras,
and from that they can get at least
some idea of past climates, and
how plant composition changes
with climate.
“It’s how we know what the landscape may have looked like during
the last Ice Age, compared to how
it looks now,” she said. “Peatlands
Peaatlands give
us a benchmark
to develop a sense
of how rapidly
the world is
changing now
not only keep the world’s natural
history safe, but can also give us a
sense of how rapidly the world is
changing now.”
My sense of the world swirled
as I contemplated the conversation later. It made me see the thick
slabs of peat oozing between my
fingers as I worked on the moorlands of Lewis in an entirely new
manner. In an odd way, they had
become like encyclopaedias I used
to squeeze out of library shelves in
my youth, big and bulky ledgers to
hold, storing much of mankind’s
experience and knowledge.
I became conscious, too, that for
all that moor made up no less than
7,000 square miles, or 20 per cent,
of Scotland, it was much more of
a universal landscape than that.
It existed in Newfoundland or
Nova Scotia on the far side of the
Atlantic, as well as the mountains
I glimpsed – Suilven, An Teallach,
Ben More Coigach – as I looked
across the mainland.
The whole world was now peat,
Illustrations from
Donald S Murray’s
book (main and below
left) depict the wide
variety of bird life to
be found around peat
bog landscapes
DOUGLAS ROBERTSON
The wonders of sphagnum moss
The capacity of sphagnum moss to
absorb liquid has always proved useful.
In earlier centuries, it was used to
line nappies, or when someone in a
household was suffering from dysentery
or diarrhoea. Women used it as a
sanitary product; both genders used it as
a way of treating haemorrhoids.
In the modern age, it is still sometimes
used to cleanse pools and spas.
It is assisted in this by possessing
sterilising, cleansing qualities. It even
contains iodine, a product I can recall
from my childhood, its dark purple
colouring daubed on a cut knee or arm.
In conflicts it was used to staunch
blood and to create clean and sterile
dressings for wounds. During the First
World War women and children used
to collect it on the moors and deliver
it to the nearest “sphagnum collection
centre”. From there, the peat moss was
sent around the UK and Ireland, where
it would be dried and specially treated
before being sent to the war front. It was
not only because it was cheaper that
it was more useful than scarce cotton
wool. It could be used to stuff pillows to
prop up what remained of the leg or arm
of an amputee injured in battle.
Small pads were also employed
to assist those who were in hospital
suffering shell shock, their night-time
terrors assuaged by their belief that they
were suffering more of a physical than a
psychological wound.
something I had half-considered
might be true on those wet and
stormy days I was trapped on
the island in my youth. It covers
around 3 million kilometres, or 2
per cent of the total land area of
the globe, not just in the northern
hemisphere, but at the southern
end of Patagonia in Argentina,
the Falkland Islands, throughout Indonesia, New Zealand and
even the Kerguelen or Desolation
islands, not far from Antarctica.
It was even in Central Africa,
as I discovered through a chance
conversation with my friend Gordon Dargie in a Shetland supermarket. Excitedly he informed
me that his daughter Greta has, in
a team with Dr Simon Lewis from
Leeds University, discovered a
peat bog “ the size of England”
in the Congo basin, one that contains billions of tons of the same
substance – lying below the surface – with which I worked during
much of my teenage years.
Within an environment where
they often encountered gorillas,
elephants and dwarf crocodiles,
it appeared that their greatest
obstacle in charting the 40,000 to
80,000 squares miles of peatland
was the dampness of their feet.
Decaying at a faster rate than
its counterparts in other, colder
latitudes of the world, this type of
landscape is rare in the wet and
warm tropics, unlike the northern
hemisphere, where it stretched
across many hundreds of miles.
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standards than men, and we
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certain strain of liberal
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– something that can’t be achieved
with a fictional character.
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Road. I’ve seen some wonderful
verbatim shows in the past, but I
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problematic about the form – it
presents itself to us as absolute truth,
but in fact is the result of hundreds
of hours of footage edited down
into a coherent, sculpted narrative,
and therefore cannot be free from
authorial interference.
Imitating verbatim techniques in
a fictional piece gave us a fascinating
opportunity to dig into ideas of truth,
subjectivity and bias, and to look
at how the manipulation of media
shapes our opinions. It’s easy to think
that through social media we have an
unfiltered insight into avid tweeters
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like Hopkins or Trump, whereas
in truth what we objectively know
about them remains very limited.
One of our big staging challenges
has been exploring how to put
social media on stage, and show the
lightning fast spread of information
(and misinformation) which can so
quickly spiral out of control. We were
also always very interested in what
happens to the news stories that get
lost when something bigger, shinier
or more salacious comes along.
Our show follows two young
female protagonists: a charity
worker who gets swept up in the
aftermath of Hopkins’ killing, and
a trainee solicitor investigating the
unrelated deaths of several migrant
workers which occurred on the same
night. Through this we look at our
attitudes towards tragedy, and how
certain stories come to dominate the
news agenda.
While I believe the knotty themes
and ideas we’re exploring more than
justify our eyebrow-raising title, I
know there will be some who will
always find the concept distasteful.
At its heart, this is a piece exploring
Clockwise from main:
Maimuna Memon as
Shayma in Chris Bush
and Matt Winkworth’s
‘The Assassination of
Katie Hopkins’; Genesis
Lynea as Nina; Katie
Hopkins; the cast in
rehearsals
CHARLEY WILES
As artists
we must
aim a little
higher than
‘can I say this
without being
arrested?’
the limits, dangers and importance
of free speech, and so it’s perhaps
entirely in keeping that our right to
create such a piece in the first place
should be part of that conversation.
There’s been a lot of debate
recently about the right to offend,
with American author Lionel
Shriver worrying that “we’re moving
in the direction of enshrining the
right not to be offended, which is the
end of liberty and certainly the end of
good books”.
Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais (who
seems to take a gleeful pleasure in
provoking outrage) gives his latest
Netflix special the tagline “Prepare
to be Offended” – seeming to imply
offence is not merely a possible sideeffect, but his raison d’être. It can
often seem that Gervais is chasing
the gasp rather than the laugh, but
whether we enjoy this approach is
arguably just a matter of taste. After
all, one person’s arena-filling crowdpleaser is another’s gratuitous,
deeply unpleasant transphobia.
Is the right to offend always more
important than the right not to be
offended? Is causing offence innately
good, bad, or morally neutral?
Gervais has been one of the more
prominent voices supporting Mark
Meechan, aka “Count Dankula”, who
made a video of himself training a pug
to do a Nazi salute. That a Scottish
court found him guilty of “inciting
racial hatred” has been cited by some
as further evidence that we now live
in a police state where freedom of
expression has been forever lost.
Other supporters of Meechan
include far-right luminaries such as
Tommy Robinson, Paul J Watson and
Hopkins herself, but left-wing figures
such as David Baddiel and Shappi
Khorsandi have defended him too (or
at least suggested that being grossly
unfunny is not a criminal offence).
As artists, however, we must aim
a little higher than “can I say this
without being arrested?”, and work
created purely to offend strikes me as
puerile at best.
Personally, causing offence
will always be something for me
to reconcile myself with, never a
motivating force. I’m not trying to
upset anyone, but I should be brave
and honest and accept that I might.
At the very least it’s something to
talk about.
‘The Assassination of Katie Hopkins’,
by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth, is
at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 20 April to 12
May (01352 701521)
S
ketch shows are tricky.
Get them right and you’re
guaranteed a lifetime of
people repeating your
catchphrases. Get them wrong and
the punchlines sink more slowly
than a stone.
Thankfully, BBC3’s Famalam has
a sharp script, a talented young
cast and enough verve to paper
over the thinner bits. It’s also the
first sketch show with a black cast
since 2006’s Little Miss Jocelyn,
which allowed for some pointed
sketches: most notably Eclipse, a
Black Panther-style superhero who
instead of being celebrated after
stopping a criminal gang found
himself cuffed. “The suspect is a
black male…”
There was a similar acerbity to
jokes involving Black Jesus (“No,
there isn’t a white Jesus”) and the
Croydon voodoo king Professor
Lofuko, This being a sketch show
for the Snapchat generation, there
were also plenty of jokes about
phones and a grime MC breaking
down the Royal Family’s history of
dancing awkwardly beside black
people, alongside pitch-perfect
Nollywood film parodies and more
traditional jokes involving aunties
and Tupperware.
The night’s stand-out
creation, however, was the
Blaxploitation-era detective Moses
‘Motherf***in’ Mountree (played
by the recently Bafta-nominated
Samson Kayo), who was plonked
down in the genteel yet deadly
It has a sharp script,
a talented cast and
enough verve to paper
over the thinner bits
environs of Midsomer. “Just a
black man trying to make it in a
white man’s world” insisted his
theme tune as the portly Mountree
accused the vicar of pushing drugs
before annexing the church flower
arrangers to his bed. May his reign
of Midsomer mayhem be long.
Mayhem of an altogether
different kind was occurring in the
final episode of Marcella, the most
ludicrously over-the-top detective
series ever committed to screen.
In most crime dramas, the final
episode features an unveiling of
the villain, the wrapping up of
loose ends, and perhaps a period
of reflection for crimes committed
and lives lost.
Marcella, starring a wild-eyed
and wobbly lipped Anna Friel as the
rage-filled heroine at its heart, is,
John MacMillan as Croydon’s voodoo
doctor Professor Lofuko in the
BBC3 sitcom ‘Famalam’ DES WILLIE
however, a crime series for which
the word baroque feels too tame.
Thus, the main villain –
seemingly mild-mannered PTA
mum turned serial child killer Jane
Colletti – was apprehended early
on and Marcella’s son, Edward,
was saved. This was only the
beginning of our heroine’s travails
as, desperate to uncover the truth
about the long-ago death of her
baby, she underwent hypnosis and
discovered that whoops, she had
dunnit it a fit of sleep-deprived rage.
In a less barking mad drama, that
moment might have led to a pause
and some sorrow for Marcella’s
plight. Instead, the detective,
overcome with guilt, staggered
away to throw herself off the top
of the nearest building, only to be
saved just in time by her lovely
colleague, Rav – the only vaguely
together person on this show.
Unfortunately, Marcella doesn’t
like being saved so she bonked him
over the head with a toilet seat and
handcuffed him with his own cuffs
in some terrible meta-commentary
about emasculation, before having
a Britney Spears-style unravelling
involving a lot of hair hacking and
a gruesome self-administered
Chelsea smile, and heading out to
scream at the moon.
The episode ended with
Marcella, now sleeping rough,
approached by a shadowy
operative from a mysterious
department who informed her
that she was officially dead before
offering her the chance to work
undercover because “we could use
a dead police officer”.
Readers, I didn’t make any of this
up, but I wish I had.
Twitter: @sarahjphughes
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Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mirabell
and Sarah Hadland as Foible
JOHAN PERSSON
Arts
Arts
reviews
THEATRE
The Way of the World
DONMAR WAREHOUSE, LONDON
HHHHH
James Macdonald’s production
of Congreve’s great Restoration
comedy received an early blow
when Linda Bassett, who was to
have played Lady Wishfort, had to
withdraw for personal reasons.
I am delighted to report that her
replacement, Haydn Gwynne, is
absolutely hilarious in the role of
this wealthy, vain and silly woman
who strives to act younger than
she actually is.
There’s a terrific mad nervous
energy to her performance (she’s
got up like a pottily possessed
rose bush ) and she works marvels
with Wishfort’s cascades of coy,
simpering, self-deluded excess.
DANCE
POP
There’s the odd twinge of pathos,
too, as when she examines her
cracked face in a mirror. “I look like
an old peeled wall,” she concludes.
This is an immensely stylish
account of the play – presented
in period (the excellent design
is by Anna Fleischle) and its
elaborate dialogue is spoken with a
MØ
National Youth
Dance Company O2 ACADEMY, BRIXTON, LONDON
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON
HHHHH
There’s a huge energy to the
National Youth Dance Company
(NYDC). Aged from 16 to 23, and
trained in different styles, these
41 dancers come together to
create a unified company. In
Sharon Eyal’s Used To Be Blonde,
they move with a mix of catwalk
chic and shared intensity.
Eyal, this year’s artistic director,
is an Israeli choreographer with
a growing international profile,
both with her own company L-E-V
and in works made for other
troupes.
In Used To Be Blonde, she
draws on her young cast’s verve
while giving them a glossy
professional polish.
The pulse of Ori Lichtik’s
club score twitches through
the dancers, bodies pumping in
angular poses. There’s still room
for touches of individuality too.
Soloist Alex Thirkle keeps his
glasses on – something you hardly
ever see in the dance world – even
as he twists and coils.
Touring to 20 July (nydc.org.uk)
ZOE ANDERSON
THE INDEPENDENT
THE INDEPENDENT
The versatile
MØ channelled
everything from
sparse electronica
to energetic pop
HHHHH
“I am so excited to be here tonight;
for me it is very legendary to play
Brixton Academy,” Karen Marie
Ørsted, aka MØ, shouted after
the opening theatrics of “Roots”
showcased the Danish singer’s
dramatic, emotive voice.
“I am so excited for you guys
to be here with us,” she added,
before heading into the audience
as the heavy chords of “Slow Love”
rattled the venue. It was soon
counteracted by MØ’s soaring
vocals as the song evolved into
the dreamy electro-dance style
that characterised her striking
debut, No Mythologies to Follow.
Moving away from her early
punk roots towards ghostly
electro-pop, her debut and
follow-up EP revealed a bold
artist unafraid to experiment
with sounds from a diverse range
of influences. Collaborations
with the likes of Major Lazer and
Charli XCX proved that she is one
of the most versatile and soughtafter artists around.
This versatility was evident
in abundance last night as MØ
channelled everything from
sparse, trance-like electronica to
dance and energetic pop on new
wonderful throwaway poise and
penetration. And that’s a real boon
because the piece never obliges
you with an easy-to-read tourist’s
map of its maze of social and
sexual subterfuge.
There’s a complex network
of grudges because of past love
affairs or those now rancidly
discovered. The gallant Mirabell
(a sparklingly intelligent Geoffrey
Streatfeild) has incurred the
wrath of Lady Wishfort who has
found out that he paid insincere
court to her as a shield for his
interest in her niece Millamant
(Justine Mitchell). Given that
Wishfort has control of half of
Millamant’s fortune, her enmity is
not encouraging.
There’s a crispness and clarity
to the way this production
highlights the contrast between
Mirabell and his superficially
similar fellow-gallant, Fainall.
Tom Mison shows you a
disturbing, almost neurotic
meanness of spirit behind the
studied languor of a ruthless
individualist who will stop at
nothing to get his hands on all the
Wishfort money. Justine Mitchell
is enchanting as Millamant – full
of the flippant, teasing airiness
of a thoughtful woman whose
compulsively half-joking manner
protects the seriousness of her
views about independence.
This is the funniest version
of the play I have seen. And
the superb cast highlight the
delicious absurdities and
buoyancy in the dialogue. Fisayo
Akinade is particularly funny as
the fop Witwoud.
To 26 May (020 3282 3808)
PAUL TAYLOR
ANGELA WEISS/AFP
VISUAL ARTS
Langlands & Bell
IKON GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM
Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell
mark the 40th anniversary of
their artistic partnership with a
new series of relief sculptures,
installations, digital animations
and portraits exploring the
influence of the global Internet
companies. The highlights are
the precise, scaled-down versions
of the headquarters of all the
major companies, including
Google, Apple and Facebook,
all hand made from white card.
(0121 248 0708) to 10 Jun
Queen Victoria in Paris:
Watercolours from the
Royal Collection
THE BOWES MUSEUM,
BARNARD CASTLE
This exhibition brings together
51 watercolours created for
and by Queen Victoria to
mark her historic state visit
to Paris in August 1855, which
became a turning point in
Anglo-French relations, strained
since the defeat of Napoleon I
at Waterloo 40 years earlier.
(01833 690606) to 24 Jun
Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture,
Drawings, Prints
BUCKS COUNTY MUSEUM, AYLESBURY
A free exhibition marking the
25th anniversary of Elisabeth
Frink’s death in 1993 and the
40th anniversary of the life-sized
sculpture of a black horse that
stands outside Lloyds Bank in
Milton Keynes, commissioned in
1978 as part of a major public art
scheme. Her devotion to themes
associated with nature, including
horses, heads, human figures,
animals and birds, are explored
through magnificent bronze
sculptures, prints and drawings.
(01296 331441) to 21 Apr
FILM
A Quiet Place
15, JOHN KRASINSKI, 90 MINS
The director stars alongside
Emily Blunt in this ingenious and
extremely well-crafted horror
film, set in the aftermath of an
alien invasion. The approach is low
key and nuanced, making us care
about the characters, and even
in its noisiest, most outlandish
moments, when the alien
creatures are on the rampage,
it remains totally absorbing as
drama. Nationwide release
Thoroughbreds
15, CORY FINLEY, 93 MINS
track “Nostalgia”, arguably her
most mainstream song to date.
Matched with MØ’s energy
and enthusiasm as she danced
throughout songs and regularly
ventured into the audience, it
made for a breathless gig. Yet
whilst her stylistic variance
may be skilful, a lack of cohesion
emerged as MØ wrestled with
her conflicting mainstream and
alternative musical selves.
Whilst MØ may still need to
settle on a more unified style,
lyrically she is assured. “It’s about
being terrified of growing up,” MØ
said of “Glass”. Dealing with the
complexities of adulthood, her
relatable themes resonated.
“It’s that moment where I ask
you all to sing along with me,” she
shouted, as the set drew to an end.
All obliged and continued into set
closer “Final Song”.
ELIZABETH AUBREY
EVENING STANDARD
Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy
star as scheming and deeply
dysfunctional old school friends in
a macabre and stylised comedydrama that takes us to places
where few other films about the
growing pains of young Americans
go near. The tone is closer to that
of a particularly twisted Patricia
Highsmith crime novel than it is
to a John Hughes bratpack movie.
Nationwide release
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
15, ROBIN CAMPILLO, 143 MINS
The wonder of Robin Campillo’s
ensemble drama, a Cannes winner
in 2017, is the sure-footed way it
combines polemics and historical
NEWS
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agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Mark Thomas
THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST,
LONDON E15
“Dodging cultural and literal
bullets”, comic-activist Mark
Thomas’s latest adventure took
him to the Jenin refugee camp
in the West Bank – to set up a
comedy club. He tells the story
in Showtime from the Frontline.
(020 8534 0310) to 21 Apr
Rob Auton
reconstructions with melodrama.
It tells the stories of a handful of
Aids activists in Paris in the early
1990s, focusing on Sean (Nahuel
Pérez Biscayart), a volatile and
impassioned figure in his mid-20s.
Limited release
TALKS & POETRY
English PEN Literary Salon
at the London Book Fair
OLYMPIA, LONDON W14
Highlights this year include
Laura Bates, Joanna Trollope,
Kit de Waal, Cathy Rentzenbrink,
Antonia Byatt, Mihkel Mutt,
Daniel Hahn and Jacqueline
Wilson. (englishpen.org) to Thur
John Connolly
WATERSTONES, YORK
The crime writer discusses his
16th Charlie Parker novel, The
Woman in the Woods, which begins
when the semi-preserved body
of a young Jewish woman is
discovered buried in the woods.
(01904 620784) tonight 6pm
Shirley Henderson
CURZON BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1
The actor takes part in a Q&A
session following a screening of
Never Steady, Never Still, Kathleen
Hepburn’s first feature-length
drama, in which she stars as a
woman with Parkinson’s disease.
(www.curzoncinemas.com)
tonight 6.15pm
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
DANCE
Matthew Bourne’s
Highland Fling
FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH
Scottish Ballet dance Bourne’s
“Romantic wee ballet”, which
brings the sprites and
Highlanders of La Sylphide to the
Scotland of Trainspotting. Expect
feral sylphs and sharp designs.
(0131 529 6000) to Sat
JAZZ
Rob Luft
WESTERN HOTEL, ST IVES
Rising young London-based
guitarist Rob Luft launches
his new album, Riser (Edition
Records), with a band including
Joe Wright on sax and Hammond
player Joe Webb at this St Ives
Jazz gig. (01736 795277) tonight
COMEDY
The Comedy Grotto
STAR OF KINGS, LONDON N1
A cracking bunch gather in King’s
Cross to do their bit for the UN’s
Syria appeal. Excellent musical
comedian Rachel Parris is here,
alongside character comic Lolly
Adefope, ace absurdist Jordan
Brookes, Jack Barry, Andrea
Hubert, Ben Pope and others.
(tickettext.co.uk) tonight
Rob Auton, dealer in wonderfully
strange comic poetry and funny,
surprising trains of thought, has
grown his hair long – very long –
and wants to tell you all about it
(and about eyebrows, follicles and
hirsuteness in general) in The Hair
Show. (020 7478 0100) to Sat
THEATRE
This House
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
James Graham’s masterful
political comedy about Harold
Wilson’s mid-70s minority Labour
government struggling to cling
on to power romps along at a
sprightly pace and all those
flares, wide ties, bad haircuts
and moustaches are lovingly
reproduced. (0115 989 5555) to Sat
Humble Boy
ORANGE TREE THEATRE, RICHMOND
IQ
30-39
wonderful voice soaring through
it all, singing out the joy and pain
of mother-love with a passion. The
theatrical flow and energy of this
production remains as irresistible
as ever. (01872 262466) to Sat
POP
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10 APRIL 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
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47-56
First
Chance
Opening
this week
Lil Uzi Vert
BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON SW9
After the A-list mentoring
(with Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky,
Migos…), Philly’s self-styled
rock-star rapper grabs his centrestage due. Hip-hop, emo-rock and
R&B mix on 2017’s Luv Is Rage
2, with Uzi’s dynamic delivery
keeping the whole spread in
control. (ticketweb.co.uk) tonight
VISUAL ARTS
Surface Work:
Abstract Women Painters
The Vaccines
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
VARIOUS VENUES
The ramalama indie-rock hopes
of 2011 return, rejigged of line-up
and refreshed of outlook. The
whiplash riffs and bullish tunes of
Combat Sports bristle with fighting
spirit. Rock City, Nottingham
(gigsandtours.com) tonight;
Academy, Glasgow (seetickets.
com) Thur; Academy, Sheffield
(gigsandtours.com) Fri
VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON N1 AND W1
A century of work by female artists,
taking place across two galleries.
(victoria-miro.com) opens Wed
THEATRE
Titanic
Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s
musical about the 1912 sinking.
(02380 711811) opens Thur
POP
Arcade Fire
SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY, LONDON HA9
Three nights in London for the
mob-handed Montreal massive.
(seetickets.com) opens Wed
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Charlotte Jones’s 2001 domestic
comedy fuses Alan Ayckbourn’s
agonising humour with the artful
eloquence of Tom Stoppard, and
Paul Miller’s revival cherishes its
quirks, flirting with cartoonish
excess but achieving warmth and
poignancy. (020 8940 3633) to Sat
£
only
69pp
Blood Brothers
HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson’s
touring production of Willy
Russell’s musical about twins
separated at birth, with Lyn Paul’s
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Of Mice and Men
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
Richard Keightley and Matthew Wynn deliver a beautiful pair of performances as migrant farm
workers on the road in California during the Great Depression in Guy Unsworth’s staging of
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PROPERTY
House price index reveals
3% growth at start of 2018
By Caitlin Morrison
House prices were 2.7 per cent higher
in the first three months of 2018 than
they were in the same quarter last
year, according to the Halifax.
The average price of a property
reached £227,871 in March, the
highest ever recorded in the firm’s
monthly house price index. However,
prices for the quarter were 0.1
per cent lower compared with the
previous three months.
Halifax said that mortgages in the
UK were “at their most affordable
level in a decade”, with activity in the
housing market slower than in the
corresponding period last year.
The bank said there were “no signs
that the acute shortage of stock of
homes available for sale is easing”.
About 101,000 properties were sold
in February, the same as in January.
But mortgage approvals dropped
by 5 per cent between the first and
second months of the year, according
to Bank of England data.
“Mortgage approvals are down
compared to 12 months ago, while
home sales have remained flat in the
early months of the year,” said Russell
Galley, a managing director at the
Halifax. “This lack of direction in the
housing market is in stark contrast
to the continuing strength of the UK
jobs market.
“In the coming months, we
Research by LABC
Warranty suggests that
the living rooms of homes built
in 2018 are nearly a third smaller
than those newly constructed
in the 1970s.
expect price growth to remain
close to our prediction of 3 per cent
despite the very positive factors of
continuing low mortgage rates, great
affordability levels and a robust
labour market. The continuing
shortage of properties for sale will
also support price growth.”
However, Samuel Tombs, the
chief UK economist at Pantheon
Macroeconomics, warned that the
index should not be taken as a strong
sign that prices will continue to rise.
“The jump in Halifax’s measure of
house prices in March just looks like
volatility, rather than the start of a
strong upward trend,” he said.
“With mortgage rates now on a
rising path, given that wholesale
funding costs have increased since
the start of the year... house prices
will struggle to increase over the
coming months.”
The Halifax’s index showed that the
average property price in the first
quarter of 2018 was £227,871
Buy-to-let investors are also
making the most of appreciating
prices, with data from Ludllow
Thompson suggesting that there
are now a record 2.5 million such
investors in the UK – 27 per cent
more than in 2011.
The firm’s research also found that
landlords own an average of 1.8 buyto-let properties each, suggesting
that tax relief programmes are
working well. THE INDEPENDENT
ECONOMY
Business
optimism at
its highest for
seven months
By Shafi Musaddique
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
JOHN
CRYAN
French wine and
short ribs go a
long way
in putting big
deals together
Terry Duffy
The chief executive of
the derivatives exchange
CME Group on its £4bn
takeover of Nex Group
So who is John Cryan?
He was the chief executive of
Deutsche Bank until yesterday,
when the German bank ousted him
after three consecutive years of
losses at the company. Christian
Sewing, a lifelong Deutsche
employee and former head of its
retail banking arm, has taken over.
What went wrong for him?
Trouble started shortly after his
appointment in June 2015, when
the former UBS boss was asked to
implement cost-cutting measures.
Financial troubles, rumblings in
the boardroom and a one-off loss
of €1.4bn (£1.2bn) resulting from
Donald Trump’s tax reforms
led to Deutsche’s share
price plunging by 55
per cent under Mr
Cryan (inset).
Did he jump or was
he pushed?
Last month, he said
he was still “absolutely
committed” to his job despite
reports that Deutsche’s chairman,
Paul Achleitner, was shopping
around for replacements. It turns
out that Mr Cryan’s employer
was not so committed to him. Mr
Achleitner said that, following
a “comprehensive analysis”,
Deutsche’s top brass had
concluded that the bank needed
“a new execution dynamic” on its
leadership team.
And who is Christian Sewing?
He is described by Mr
Achleitner as “a strong
and disciplined leader”
who joined Deutsche in
1989 as an apprentice.
Following stints in
group audit and risk
management, he received
praise for negotiating largescale job cuts in the bank’s German
retail unit without too much
media backlash. Speaking of his
appointment yesterday, Mr Sewing
said he would not be afraid to take
“tough decisions” to return the bank
to profitability.
British companies’ hiring intentions
are at record levels after business
output hit a seven-month high,
research showed yesterday.
The accountant and business
adviser BDO said that according to
its monthly Optimism Index, which
measures how firms expect their
order books to develop over the next
six months, UK business output
rose to 100.05 in March from 99.78
in February.
It says that the rise bucks the
average long-term trend of 100, and is
the highest reading since August last
year. Business optimism increased in
March to 102.26, from 100.92 in the
same month a year ago.
The company’s employment
index, which indicates firms’ hiring
intentions, rose by more than four
points to 112.09 in March compared
with the same period last year. BDO
says this is the highest projection it
has ever made for employment, and it
expects the trend to continue.
“Businesses are retaining a positive
outlook, and this may add to the
pressure that the [Bank of England’s]
monetary policy committee] feels to
raise rates. But the recovery remains
patchy and febrile with Brexit
looming,” said Peter Hemington, a
partner at BDO. “The MPC must
hold fast and keep interest rates to
a minimum to encourage confidence
and growth for UK businesses..”
The data are based on a weighted
average of business surveys from the
Confederation of British Industry,
the Bank of England and IHS Markit.
THE INDEPENDENT
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
TRANSPORT
Uber buys dockless cycle
sharing company Jump
By Laurie Havelock
Uber has expanded into the world of
two-wheeled transport by buying a
US cycle-hire firm.
New-York based company Jump
allows riders to hire electric-powered
“pedal assist” bicycles using an
online platform.
Jump operates bike-sharing
schemes in 40 cities across six
countries. Its fleet of 12,000 GPSenabled “e-bikes”, first shown in
Washington DC last year, have
batteries that kick in only when
riders start pedalling.
Jump users can locate and unlock
cycles using their smartphones. They
then use a built-in lock to secure the
vehicle on a rack at the end of their
ride, rather than returning them to a
specific location or dock.
The two companies have been
working on a pilot scheme in New
York City to integrate the bicycle
service into Uber’s app. Users are
offered a two-wheeled alternative to
a cab if their route permits it.
Although Uber has already signed
a deal with Jump in San Francisco,
its management said the latest tie-up
would mean Jump could “scale” the
presence of its bikes worldwide.
“We are committed to bringing
t o ge t h e r m u l t i p l e m o d e s o f
transportation within the Uber
app, so that you can choose the
fastest or most affordable way to
Jump allows riders
to hire electricpowered cycles via
a smartphone
get where you are going, whether
that’s in an Uber [car], on a bike,
on the subway or more,” Uber’s
chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi,
wrote in a blog post announcing
the deal.
Stationless self-hire cycle services
are becoming increasingly popular
in the US, with services such as
Jump, Mobike and Ofo established in
several cities.
NewYorkisplanningapilotscheme
to unify all the options later this
summer, with 12 companies – Jump
included – in the running to offer
users bicycles and electric scooters.
The bike-sharing market is
forecast to grow by 20 per
cent annually per year and to be
worth between €3.6bn (£3.1bn)
and €5.3bn by 2020.
Britain gains three new coffee shops every day
More than three coffee shops a
day are opening in the UK and the
industry is pouring £9.6bn into the
economy each year, research shows.
A report compiled for the London
Outlook
JIM
ARMITAGE
Why is Britain
trailing in
America’s wake?
T
he London Stock
Exchange rolled out
the red carpet for Oleg
Deripaska when he
floated his EN+ aluminium
empire in the city last year.
Despite concerns about his
closeness to Vladimir Putin; despite
suggestions that EN+’s Rusal arm
BUSINESS SPORT
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ENGINEERING
Rolls-Royce
offloads fuel
division
for £610m
By Michael Bow
RETAIL
By Laurie Havelock
IQ
30-39
Coffee Festival estimates that there
are 24,000 coffee shops across the
country, of which 1,215 opened in 2017.
Britons drink an average of 2.4
billion cups of coffee in coffee shops
each year, with the three largest
chains – Starbucks, Costa and Caffe
Nero – contributing 19 per cent of
these sales. In a survey, 39 per cent
of respondents said their coffee
consumption had increased in 2017.
Experts predict that numbers
of coffee shops will overtake the
number of pubs by 2030.
supplies the Russian military; despite
the proceeds of the float being used
to pay off a sanctioned Russian bank,
our regulators welcomed him.
UK intelligence and defence
officials were enraged, but not as
much as their equivalents in the US.
They are baffled as to why London
continues to deal with such people.
Now, ironically, it is the US which
has put Deripaska and Rusal on
its sanctions list. I say “ironically”,
because the US has now gone far
further than we have against him
and others in Putin’s London-linked
circle, yet we’re the ones who have
seen a Russian-made nerve agent
used on our soil.
Here, as far as the Treasury and
City regulators are concerned,
Deripaska’s official status remains in
the “stand-up guy” category.
T h e a n n u a l $ 1 b n -wo r t h o f
aluminium he can’t now sell in the US
will be funnelled into Europe through
the London Metal Exchange, which
will continue welcoming his business
Surely this can’t be right.
It’s as clear as day that EN+
should never have been allowed
to float here. Now, shareholders
– perhaps including our pension
funds, who took the London listing
as a guarantee of quality – are paying
the price. They have seen a 40 per
cent collapse in the value of their
investments, with little prospect of
an improvement. Will we ever learn
As far as regulators are
concerned, Deripaska’s
official status remains in the
‘stand-up guy’ category
that the short-term benefit of a few
fat fees for bankers and advisers
aren’t worth jeopardising the public’s
trust in our Stock Exchange?
Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank’s
7,000-strong London investment
banking army may be relieved the
uncertainty in the boardroom has
Rolls-Royce cut the fat yesterday by
selling Stuttgart-based fuel division
L’Orange to US engineer Woodward
for £610m. The deal is expected to
be followed by the sale of Rolls’s
commercial marine unit, which was
put under review in January.
The bloated company is slimming
under its chief executive, Warren
East. He is redrawing the Rolls
divisional map and selling assets
after the UK’s engineering jewel fell
into trouble two years ago.
Proceeds from the sale of L’Orange
will be used to strengthen Rolls’s
balance sheet and kick off more
investment areas such as civil
aerospace, which makes engines for
jumbo jets.
News of the latest
divestment sent
the company’s
s h a r e s u p by
1.24 per cent, or
10.8p, to 878.8p
yesterday. “This
transaction builds
on the actions we
have taken over the
past two years to simplify
our business,” said Mr East.
In January, he reduced the
number of business divisions from
five to three, merging the nuclear
submarines business into a new unit
called Defence, and pushing civil
nuclear into Power Systems.
L’Orange employs 1,000 people in
Germany and makes fuel-injection
technology for companies such as
Caterpillar and the Rolls-owned
divisions MTU and Bergen.
It will be renamed Woodward
L’Orange and will still supply Rolls
MTU and Bergen for the next 15 years
under a new agreement. Apart from
Germany, L’Orange has factories in
the US and China and reported total
sales of €244m (£213m) last year.
EVENING STANDARD
finally ended, but that’s as far as the
good news goes.
NewCEOChristianSewing’sstatus
as a retail banker signals a major
shift in attitude about the future of
Deutsche’s City-based investment
bankers. Most here hoped Marcus
Schenck – the co-head and major
cheerleader for their division – would
get the top job. Instead, he’s out of the
company altogether. Garth Ritchie,
who replaces him, is a former trader,
but he, too, was reported as recently
as last week to be considering leaving.
Though it would seem foolish to
pull Deutsche out of investment areas
where it’s still dominant – foreign
exchange, for example – Sewing will
be having a long look at its equities
and rates businesses.
One hopes the axe will fall mostly
in the US, but critics of Deutsche’s
investment bank-led strategy have
the upper hand on the Deutsche
board. That can’t be good for London.
EVENING STANDARD
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From the
business
pages
Moscow considers
oil sales change
Russia Today
Russia will consider allowing
Turkey and Iran to use their
national currencies to make
payments for Russian oil,
the Russian energy minister,
Aleksandr Novak, has said.
Both Turkey and Iran signed
agreements to use local
currencies in international
trades last year in an effort to
make bilateral trade easier, as
well as getting rid of the US
dollar and the euro.
German exports
slump in February
Deutsche Welle
German exports fell by 3.2
per cent between January
and February – the largest
monthly drop in two-and-a-half
years, according to the federal
statistics office, Destatis. The
slump surprised analysts,
many of whom had predicted
a modest increase in outbound
shipments. Year-on-year
exports rose by 2.4 per cent to
total €104.7bn (£91bn).
Government eyes
Telecom Italia bid
Corriere della Sera
The Cassa Depositi e Prestiti,
the financial arm of Italy’s
economy ministry, could make
a bid for a 5 per cent stake in
Telecom Italia Mobile with
the aim of protecting it for
Italian consumers. The news
comes amid rumours that the
American activist fund Elliott
has increased its stake in the
state telecoms operator to have
a say in its future strategy.
Nine West Holdings
files for bankruptcy
USA Today
The womenwswear and shoe
seller Nine West Holdings has
filed for bankruptcy after several
of its brands, including Anne
Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt,
struggled to record decent
results. The firm has debts of
more than $1bn (£707m) but
is trying to sell its Nine West
and Bandolino businesses to
conglomerate Authentic Brands
Group, which controls brands
established by Marilyn Monroe
and Elvis Presley.
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The day at
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FTSE 100 up 11.1 at 7194.8
Low
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1766.0
950.1
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2386.0
1476.0
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482.2
533.5
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436.9
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3031.0
589.0
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ITV
Johnson Matth
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Land Secs
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Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
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3240.0
694.6
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953.1
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254.4
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3558.0
259.6
8967.0
775.8
2901.0
1992.5
8255.0
Markets
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7194.8
+11.1
-45.8
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19484.3
FTSE All Share
3956.8
FTSE Eurofirst300
1471.5
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24297.5
S&P 500 *
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+2.5
+364.8
2646.1
+41.6
7056.3
+141.2
DAX
12261.8
CAC 40
5263.4
Hang Seng
30229.6
+384.6
Nikkei
21678.3
+110.7
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Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
Shell B
Royal Mail
RSA Insur
Sage
Sainsbury(J)
Schroders
Scot Mort Inv Tst
Segro
Severn Trent
Shire
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Smith&Neph
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SSE
Stan Chart
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Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
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6184.0
1523.5
275.2
3600.5
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261.4
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553.2
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575.0
672.5
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339.9
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479.2
626.2
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1378.0
1442.0
565.0
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3254.0
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448.6
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211.9
217.3
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4557.5
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4973.4
1399.0
238.2
2882.5
781.5
221.8
1982.5
2037.0
367.8
568.5
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222.4
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2185.0
5520.0
550.0
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411.3
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342.6
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1935.0
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+1.0
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-3.6
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+27.0
+15.5
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+17.5
+2.3
+12.5
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-1.7
-12.0
-1.2
+8.0
+5.5
+5.5
+9.2
-17.5
+6.4
+23.0
$1,332.3
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878.8
1898.0
1610.4
911.6
2572.0
1978.5
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494.2
602.8
211.2
547.0
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DRINKS
RETAIL
Brockmans toasts
record gin sales
Toast sale boosts
fashion chain
The gin specialist Brockmans
said its revenues had risen by
51 per cent in a year thanks
to surging UK sales via its
partners including Hilton
hotels, Greene King pubs and
Marks & Spencer. The premium
spirit-maker’s total revenues
for 2017 were £8.2m – compared
with the £5.4m figure recorded
the year before.
Shares in the fashion retailer
French Connection jumped by
14.4 per cent yesterday after it
unveiled plans to sell its stake in
the mail order brand Toast for
£23.3m. The company said that
the deal, which would see its 75
per cent holding in Toast sold to
Bestseller United, could allow
it to start paying investors a
steady dividend once again.
AUTOMOTIVE
INVESTMENTS
Aston Martin gets
into gear for IPO
Rathbone eyes
stockbroker deal
Aston Martin has appointed
three banks to help manage
its forthcoming public stock
flotation. Deutsche Bank,
Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan
are reportedly on board
to oversee an IPO for the
British car maker, currently
owned by Italian equity fund
Investindustrial, that could be
worth between £4bn and £5bn.
The investment manager
Rathbone Brothers is in talks
with 112-year old stockbrocking
business Speirs & Jeffrey about
a possible takeover. The deal
could be scuppered by Permira,
a FTSE 250 wealth manager,
which is also preparing a
£200m bid for the Glaswegian
stockbroker. Speirs & Jeffrey
manages about £5.5bn.
EXPORTS
BANKING
Directors reveal
most growth in EU
UBS to keep data
feeds in-house
A survey of 800 company
directors has found that UK
firms which export goods have
seen better growth in the EU
than in Asia or North America
over the past two years. The
Institute of Directors said that
two in five company bosses it
questioned said that the EU was
their best region for growth.
UBS has said it will stop
sending its equities research
data feeds, including price
targets and estimates for stock,
to outside data providers such
as Bloomberg. The Swiss bank
says it is attempting to protect
the value of its intellectual
property. Users can still access
the feeds via its web portal, Neo.
PEOPLE
ACCOUNTANCY
Bragg to promote
‘fairer society’
Watchdog warns
about poor audits
The singer and political activist
Billy Bragg has been invited by
the Bank of England to speak
to the City’s financiers about
how to build a fairer society.
“I’m not going to be calling for
the overthrow of capitalism,”
said Bragg, who will focus on
corporate responsibility.
The country’s biggest
accountancy firms will face
fines of up to £10m as part
of new regulatory powers
aimed at avoiding what the
Financial Reporting Council
has described as “seriously poor
audit work” undertaken last
year by KPMG and others.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 made modest gains
of 0.15 per cent to reach 7,194.75 at
the close of trading last night after
spending much of the afternoon in
the red. The strongest performers
included Associated British Foods,
up 3.09 per cent at 2572p, and
WPP, up 2.2 per cent at 1190p. The
Russian steelmaker Evraz, down
14.45 per cent to 385.4p, and miner
Glencore, which fell 3.42 per cent
to 339p, were the biggest fallers.
***
In the currency markets, sterling
rose by 0.3 per cent against the
US dollar to 1.413, and by 0.3 per
cent against the euro to 1.147,
thanks to solid house price data.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
EUROPE
Finance regulator forced to
absorb £30m of Brexit costs
By Shafi Musaddique
The UK’s finance regulator warned
that Brexit would cost it £30m this
year as it revealed the extent to which
it had been hit by Britain’s divorce
from the European Union.
The Financial Conduct Authority
(FCA) said that the decision to leave
the EU would have a “substantial
impact” on the way it works.
It will raise £5m through levies on
firms, such as credit rating agencies,
and will absorb £14m in extra costs by
delaying unimportant work.
The markets watchdog also urged
EU regulators to start coordinating
to ensure a smooth Brexit transition
in 2019, although officials in Brussels
say that firms should continue
drafting contingency plans and
projections based on a “hard” Brexit.
“We should not hold up the work,
in my view,” said the FCA’s chief
executive, Andrew Bailey.
Uncertainty about how Brexit will
affect British businesses has led to
the world’s biggest financial analysts
to issue bleak growth forecasts for
the UK economy. The majority of
banks, asset managers and insurers
warned yesterday that the UK will
lag behind all other G7 advanced
countries this year.
Concern about Brexit has also hit
investment in UK firms, with many
The FCA also said it would
publish a joint strategy
with The Pensions Regulator to
make pension products easier for
stakeholders to understand.
waiting until the post-Brexit trade
picture becomes clearer.
Elsewhere, in its business plan
for 2018-19, the FCA set out further
areas that it will be focusing on in the
coming year.
The long-term savings market
is slated for review, with the
treatment of existing customers
versus new savers singled out for
particular attention.
The watchdog said it would
also look at high-cost credit and
its availability in the market, new
measures to tackle financial crime
and an assessment of the impact of
data security in the financial markets.
Mr Bailey said that these priorities
reflected the FCA’s view of “areas
where we see the greatest potential
for harm”.
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daily
money
The average price of a two-year
fixed-rate mortgage has increased
for the second month in a row,
according to data compiled
by Moneyfacts. The average
two-year fixed product charges
interest at 2.43 per cent, the most
expensive rate recorded since
September 2016,
The report’s authors write that
despite months of stagnation, rises
in March and April effectively
cancelled out any rate reductions
carried out in the past 19 months.
***
Members of the Avios retail reward
scheme are being moved to the
British Airways Executive Club,
with potentially adverse effects on
frequent flyers. The firm announced
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that its travel rewards programme
will close over the next few months.
Members will automatically be
transferred into the British Airways
Executive Club – the airline loyalty
scheme that also uses Avios as a
currency – even if they never fly.
The move will see customers able
to redeem points on 11 additional
airlines, including, American
Airlines, Qantas and Qatar
Airways, as well as hotel rooms at
participating chains.
***
British holidaymakers are
increasingly falling foul of travel
frauds, including those that post
false adverts on accommodation
websites or sell fake plane tickets,
according to the Association of
British Travel Agents.
The group said police figures
suggested that 4,700 travellers had
fallen victim to scams in 2017 – an
increase of 25 per cent on the year
before – and they lost an average
of £1,000 each. Some were cheated
out of so much money that they
required medical treatment or
risked bankruptcy.
Whizz Kid
stake sold
for £7m
Entertainment One,
the studio behind
the ever-popular
Peppa Pig cartoons,
has snapped up at
70 per cent stake
in the production
company Whizz
Kid Entertainment
for £7m. Whizz Kid,
which was founded
by Malcolm Gerrie
and Lisa Chapman
in 2006, has already
worked with
Entertainment One
on a US adaptation of
its hit format Ex On
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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
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Killer Sudoku No 1258
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Minesweeper
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How to play
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and column. The
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where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
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CIGAR
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Crunchy lettuce wraps with
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CHOOSE
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Heat oil in a large frying pan; cook onion
and garlic, stirring, until onion softens.
Add beef, cumin and chilli; cook, stirring,
until browned. Transfer to 4.5 litre slow
cooker. Stir in stock, paste, undrained
tomatoes and oregano. Cook, covered, on
low heat for 8 hours.
Add beans; cook, covered, on high –
about 30 minutes or until hot. Season
to taste. Sprinkle chilli con carne with
coriander, serve with tortillas and
a dollop of soured cream.
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1tbsp olive oil
1 large onion (200g), chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, crushed
750g minced beef
1tsp ground cumin
1½tsp dried chilli flakes
250ml beef stock
Romato paste
820g canned tomatoes, crushed
1tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano
800g canned kidney beans, rinsed
and drained
6tbsp fresh coriander leaves
6 flour tortillas, warmed
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1979
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
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Top-class chaser
Silviniaco Conti
dies after accident
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Two-time King George VI Chase
winner Silviniaco Conti has died
after suffering an accident during a
team chasing event.
The top-class chaser, who
followed hot on the heels of
Kauto Star and Denman
for trainer Paul Nicholls,
had been making a success of his new career
since retiring after the
Grand National meeting
last season.
“I am really upset to report that Silviniaco Conti has
died following an accident while
team chasing,” Nicholls told his Betfair blog. “He was a brilliant horse
with great scope and won seven
HEREFORD
Grade One chases for us, including
the King George VI in successive
years and also six Grade Two chases.
“The initial diagnosis at the vet’s
suggested he would be fine, but unfortunately he took a turn for the
worse and died early [yesterday]
afternoon.”
Meanwhile, Double Ross
has an unexpected
second shot at Grand
National glory after
taking the 40th and
last guaranteed spot
at yesterday’s latest
declaration stage.
Milansbar, No 38 on the
list and the mount of Bryony
Frost (above), has also made the cut
following numerous defections in
recent weeks, but Road To Respect
and Thunder And Roses have just
3.20
GOING:SOFT
CENTRAL ROOFING NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 4) £8,511 added 2m 5f
1 U1U2P2 WOOD PIGEON (D)(BF) O Murphy 9 11 12.......A Coleman C
2
422/43 ONE STYLE Miss V Williams 8 11 12 ..............................C Deutsch
3
3P7-70 VIVA RAFA R Phillips 8 11 11.......................................D Hiskett (5) T
4
838523 HILL FORT A Dunn 8 10 13.......................................R McLernon B,T
5 9003P3 RUN DON’T HIDE P Henderson 7 10 4..................T J O’Brien T
- 5 declared BETTING: 6-5 Wood Pigeon, 11-4 Run Don’t Hide, 9-2 One Style, 11-2 Hill
Fort, 20-1 Viva Rafa.
ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3)
£11,000 added 3m 1f 119yds
1
-4564F SURTEE DU BERLAIS O Sherwood 8 11 12.....H Beswick (7) B
2
-42117 GAME ON Mrs L Wadham 6 11 9 .....................................A Coleman
3
-41111 FLASHJACK (CD) H Daly 8 11 7................................................A Tinkler
4
181839 MALAPIE Mrs C Bailey 10 11 7.................................................S Bowen
5
4P-645 VIEUX LILLE (BF) P Hobbs 8 11 3............................... T J O’Brien B
6
0-3223 GROUNDUNDERREPAIR W Greatrex 7 10 13 .... T Greatrex (7) C
7
113514 COUGAR KID (C) J G O’Shea 7 10 8.......Brodie Hampson (5)
- 7 declared BETTING: 13-8 Game On, 10-3 Flashjack, 6-1 Surtee Du Berlais, 13-2
Groundunderrepair, 8-1 Malapie, Vieux Lille, 20-1 Cougar Kid.
HENRY WESTONS VINTAGE CIDER HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 3) £12,700 added 2m 5f
1
8/251- HUFF AND PUFF Miss V Williams 11 11 12............C Deutsch
2 44241R CLOUDY BOB (D)(BF) A Honeyball 11 11 12 .........A Coleman
3
44/333 VIVACCIO Miss V Williams 9 11 8.................................A P Cawley
4
56/P75 GUN SHY D Faulkner 10 11 2..............................................N Scholfield
5
525234 PEMBROKE HOUSE S-J Davies 11 10 0 ......C Hammond (7) C
- 5 declared BETTING: 6-4 Cloudy Bob, 7-4 Huff And Puff, 6-1 Vivaccio, 8-1 others.
2.40
3.10
4.15
FORM VERDICT
A winner at Taunton on his stable bow for Anthony Honeyball, Cloudy Bob
has been given an obvious chance at the weights from the handicapper,
but comes with a note of caution now having refused to race last time out.
Therefore preference is for HUFF AND PUFF, who hasn’t been seen since
winning at Taunton a year ago but returns on the same mark and has gone
well following a break in the past. Stablemate Vivaccio is respected, with Gun
Shy and Pembroke House possibly having to settle for minor honours here.
HEXHAM
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BEST BET
Casa Tall
(3.00, Southwell)
Ran well enough on British debut
at Cheltenham to suggest he is up
to winning this.
Silviniaco Conti (pictured with trainer Paul Nicholls in 2016) had to be put
down yesterday following an accident in a team chasing event GETTY IMAGES
missed out, as it stands, and a ballot may be required to see which of
the Gigginstown runners lines up if
one more place comes up for grabs
when the final entries are revealed
on Thursday morning.
Double Ross ran in the National
two years ago and was still well in
contention when his saddle slipped
at the second Canal turn and jockey
188BET UP TO 75 CASH BONUS HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 5) £8,606 added 2m 4f
TIKKANDEMICKEY (CD) R Shiels 12 12 7.............H Reed (5) C
ORIONINVERNESS (CD) L Russell 7 11 7 .....S Mulqueen (3) C,T
SCORPO V Thompson 7 11 2............................................T Dowson (3)
MAJOR RIDGE M Hammond 9 10 11...............................J Colliver
SILVERTON (D) Mrs L Normile 11 10 11.......G Cockburn (3)
KILCULLEN LADY H Hogarth 8 10 9.......................J Hamilton B
MCGINTY’S DREAM N Alexander 7 10 8......Lucy Alexander B
UNDER THE RED SKY K Johnson 11 10 5 ........Alison Clarke (7) B
- 8 declared BETTING: 11-4 Tikkandemickey, 3-1 Silverton, 4-1 others.
0-5543
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HURDLE (CLASS 4) £11,800 added 2m 4f
ARCTIC VODKA (CD) Mrs S Watt 6 11 12 .......... F O’Toole (3)
DEDIGOUT (D)(BF) M Hammond 12 11 11........J Colliver C,T
TOMKEVI (C)(D) Rebecca Menzies 7 11 10......B Hughes C,T
MAN WITH VAN (CD) P Griffin (IRE) 12 11 7......Doubtful V
PISTOL J E Dixon 9 11 4..................................................... Mr J Dixon (7)
WAR JOEY Mrs A Hamilton 5 10 0.....................T Dowson (3) T
RINNAGREE ROSIE (D) Mrs L Normile 12 10 0.............................
....................................................................................................................G Cockburn (3) C
- 7 declared BETTING: 7-4 Arctic Vodka, 3-1 Dedigout, 10-3 Tomkevi, 7-2 others.
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(CLASS 5) £8,606 added 3m
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ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET NOVICES’
HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £8,800 added 2m
1
755392 CHASSEUR DE TETE L Russell 6 11 12....T Willmott (10) T
2
0314 SNOUGAR (D) D McCain 5 11 12............................................B Hughes
3
2-438 RAJAPUR D Thompson 5 11 8...............................N Moscrop (5) C
4 4P7400 WALKERS POINT (D) S McParlan (IRE) 7 11 1....Mr N McParlan (3)
5
242212 PC DIXON (CD) V Thompson 5 10 12......................T Dowson (3)
- 5 declared BETTING: 11-8 Snougar, 5-2 Chasseur De Tete, 4-1 Pc Dixon, 6-1 others.
3.35
2.30
2.50
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CHASE (CLASS 4) £8,800 added 3m
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ACHILLE Miss V Williams 8 12 0.................Mr H Nugent (7) C
SOLID STRIKE (D) Paul Collins 10 11 12........... L Murtagh (5)
RIDDLESTOWN (CD) C Fryer 11 11 12......Mr J Andrews (7) B
SONOFTHEKING (D) Nicky Martin 10 11 10.....M Griffiths C,T
SO SATISFIED I Jardine 7 11 5.....................Ross Chapman (3) C
- 5 declared BETTING: 11-10 Achille, 5-2 So Satisfied, 6-1 Solid Strike, 7-1 others.
Ryan Hatch, riding without irons,
was forced to pull him up.
Seeyouatmidnight changed
hands yesterday and will now run
in the colours of Cheveley Park
Racing, while Captain Redbeard will
be another Scottish hopeful after
comfortably making the cut at 35.
Trained at Selkirk by Stuart
Coltherd and ridden by his son
4.05
MINTBET.COM MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 4)
£6,300 added 2m 4f
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31424P ANGELS ANTICS N Twiston-Davies 5 11 5 .........................................
................................................................................................................ S Twiston-Davies
2
5P3271 PHOENICIANA Mrs L Wadham 7 11 5.......Maxime Tissier (5)
3
321 PINEAPPLE RUSH (D) P Hobbs 5 11 5......................... R Johnson
4
6U3/1 WITH DISCRETION N Henderson 7 11 5 .......N De Boinville
5 3P-1P3 BEAN LIATH D L Williams 7 10 12........ Mr Shane Quinlan (7)
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6-575 BELLE EN NOIR Steph Hollinshead 6 10 12.............C Poste T
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-7P3P6 BEYOND THE GLEN (D) C Grant 8 10 12.................................................
................................................................................................................Ross Chapman (3)
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2F214 CLOONE LADY K Bailey 6 10 12..................................................... D Bass
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2 DRILL BABY DRILL T R George 7 10 12.................... A P Heskin
10 323-10 GORTNAGIRL P Cowley 6 10 12................................... C Gethings T
11 2-7548 JENNIFER JUNIPER F O’Brien 5 10 12...................... P Brennan
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F5 LAMMTURNER Miss J Foster 6 10 12...................................D Cook
13 33-63P SCHAP C Fryer 6 10 12........................................................... P Cowley (5)
- 13 declared BETTING: 7-4 Angels Antics, 10-3 With Discretion, 4-1 Pineapple Rush,
11-2 Phoeniciana, 8-1 Drill Baby Drill, 16-1 Cloone Lady, Schap, 33-1 Bean
Liath, 66-1 others.
4.35
MINTBET.COM CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP
HURDLE (CLASS 4) £7,749 added 2m 4f
26-456
7756-7
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NOT A ROLE MODEL Sam Thomas 6 12 0.....Bryony Frost
COSMIC KING F O’Brien 6 11 12.......................................R Patrick H
SHIMBA HILLS Mrs L Hill 7 11 12..........................C Gethings C,T
STRAWBERRY SPIRIT Miss Amy Murphy 5 11 11.....................
...................................................................................................................................H Teal (3) B
5
634641 BARNEY FROM TYANEE (D) M Blake 7 11 2.......................................
................................................................................................................P K Donovan (5) C
6
/2-22P TICKANRUN (BF) M Hammond 8 11 2..............................J Bowen
7
231482 TARA WELL (D) R Dickin 8 10 9...............................J Nixon (6) C,T
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37P70- HIGH WHEELER C Fryer 7 10 0 ............................................ P Cowley
- 8 declared BETTING: 11-4 Barney From Tyanee, 10-3 Shimba Hills, 7-2 Tickanrun,
11-2 Tara Well, 10-1 Strawberry Spirit, 12-1 Cosmic King, 14-1 Not A Role
Model, 16-1 High Wheeler.
NEXT BEST
Behindthelines
(2.20, Hexham)
Placed all three outings over
hurdles and seems sure to be
suited by step up to three miles.
ANTE-POST
I Just Know (25-1 from 40-1) and
Captain Redbeard (33-1 from
66-1) have been popular Grand
National outsiders this past week.
Sam, Captain Redbeard has been
a little under the radar for a horse
that has won two of his last three, but
there are plenty north of the border
expecting good things on Saturday.
WOLVERHAMPTON
GRAND NATIONAL FREE BETS AT FREEBETTING.CO.UK
HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 4) £7,749 added 3m
-10224 SANDHURST LAD (BF) W Greatrex 7 12 0......R Johnson C,T
2P2215 AMBERJAM (D) Mrs L Wadham 8 11 13.................................................
.........................................................................................................Maxime Tissier (5) C
3
-46243 WESTERN WAVE T R George 6 11 12.....................R Patrick (5)
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-53265 SHINOOKI (CD) A Hales 11 11 12.................................... H Bannister
5
13-646 PADDOCKS LOUNGE (D) Clare Ellam 11 11 11....B J Powell
6
12740P PISTOL SHOOT Nicky Martin 6 11 4.............................M Griffiths
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42342/ VOLCAN SURPRISE (D)(BF) C Fryer 10 10 13 .................................
..........................................................................................................................P Cowley (5) C
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2-9P61 YOUNG LOU R Dickin 9 10 10......................................J Nixon (7) C,T
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6-42FF BLUE RHYTHM E Williams 6 10 10....................................A Wedge
- 9 declared BETTING: 9-4 Sandhurst Lad, 4-1 Young Lou, 5-1 Amberjam, Blue
Rhythm, 15-2 Western Wave, 8-1 Shinooki, 16-1 Paddocks Lounge, 25-1
Volcan Surprise, 33-1 Pistol Shoot.
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BERTALUS (D) N Alexander 9 11 12............. G Cockburn (3) B
ONDERUN (D) G Bewley 9 11 10...............................J Bewley (3) C
PURPLE HARRY (D) Miss T Jackson 10 11 6...........B Hughes
GIBBSTOWN (CD) P Stafford (IRE) 12 11 5.........................................
........................................................................................................................A W Short (5) C
6 470666 BEAU SANCY Kenny Johnson 6 11 4.......Alison Clarke (7) T
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522214 MASSINI’S LADY N Alexander 7 11 2.............Lucy Alexander
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-P4P27 MOORSTOWN (D) Miss L Russell 8 11 1 ..B Campbell (5) T
9 000432 SOUNDS OF ITALY (D)(BF) M Scudamore 9 10 6........................
........................................................................................................................T Scudamore B
10 U62313 NELLY LA RUE (CD) V Thompson 11 10 5 ...T Dowson (3) C
- 10 declared BETTING: 7-2 Massini’s Lady, 4-1 Sounds Of Italy, 5-1 Nelly La Rue, 13-2
Purple Harry, 7-1 Bertalus, 8-1 Moorstown, 12-1 Onderun, Gibbstown, 1
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3-3414 THE BRITISH LION (D)(BF) M Johnston 9 8....... J Fanning 2
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05980- INVIOLABLE SPIRIT R Fahey 9 7...............................T Hamilton 9
3
242534 OUR MAN IN HAVANA (CD) R J Price 9 7.............D Probert 4
4
37055- CAMPION P Kirby 9 5 ........................................................P J McDonald 3
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3423-2 DANCE ME S Kirk 9 5 ...............................................................O Murphy 11
6 84-443 CLOUD EIGHT M Botti 9 4...........................David Egan (3) H,T 12
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2535-5 WHITE FEATHER J Hughes 9 4.......................................D Costello 5
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67-4 FAADHEL R Varian 9 2...................................................................A Atzeni 6
10 06-591 VENTURA GOLD (D) R Fahey 9 1..............................P Hanagan 10
74-3 JUNGLE ROOM K Ryan 9 0............................................................ K Stott 7
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12 33808- ASTRAEA M W Easterby 8 13 ................................Nathan Evans 8
- 12 declared BETTING: 4-1 Faadhel, 5-1 Jungle Room, 11-2 Cloud Eight, 7-1 others.
FORM VERDICT
FAADHEL turned in a career-best performance when fourth over C&D
in March and is expected to step up on that effort, with the benefit of
a recent run behind him, now sent handicapping. Jungle Room was
tapped for toe over 6f at Chelmsford last month and promises to be
suited by this stiffer test. The pick of the remainder may be Ventura
Gold, a recent distance scorer off 3lb lower at Newcastle.
7.15
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3233/0 GRAN MAESTRO P Winks 9 9 1................................D Costello B 8
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10 26646- COSMIC TIGRESS (CD) J J Quinn 7 8 10............................ J Hart 2
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SUMMER NAME (D) Miss R Curtis 6 9 9............C Bishop T 8
ARCHIVE B Ellison 8 9 2..................................... Ben Robinson (5) 7
GENERAL GINGER H Fry 8 9 2.....................................S W Kelly T 4
KYOTO STAR H Spiller 4 9 2 .......................................S Donohoe C 9
MAX LIEBERMANN J Ryan 4 9 2........................................G Mosse 2
SAROOG (BF) S Crisford 4 9 2 ..............................................A Atzeni 5
WEMYSS POINT P Kirby 6 9 2...........................................P Aspell C 6
WISHMAKER T Coyle 4 9 2........................................P J McDonald 3
3-2 FIRMAGE BURG H Fry 4 8 11...................................Fran Berry H 1
- 10 declared BETTING: 10-11 Count Octave, 6-1 General Ginger, 13-2 others.
Results service
KEMPTON Going: Soft
2.00 1. HIGHWAY ONE O ONE (H Reed) 7-4 fav; 2.
Equus Amadeus 5-1; 3. Lungarno Palace 3-1. 13 ran.
5l, 21/4l. (C Gordon).
2.30 1. NOTRE AMI (T Cannon) 9-4; 2. Destrier 2-1 fav;
3. Nelson’s Touch 5-2. 11 ran. 21/2l, 5l. (N Gifford). NRs:
Elixir De Nutz, Mere Ironmonger.
3.05 1. LEITH HILL LAD (Jonathan Burke) 7-1; 2. Wandrin Star 10-3; 3. Dylanseoghan 7-1. 7 ran. 11-4 fav Roll
The Dough (6th). 11/4l, 21/2l. (C Longsdon). . NRs: Bach De
Clermont, Definitly Grey, Some Kinda Lama.
3.35 1. KILFILUM CROSS (D Crosse) 15-8 fav; 2. Criq
Rock 3-1; 3. De Name Evades Me 4-1. 6 ran. 11/2l, nk. (K
Bailey). . NRs: As I See It, Circuit Court, Cockney Seagull,
Follow The Bear, Station Master.
4.10 1. CONNA CROSS (James Best) 12-1; 2. Longtown
9-2 jt-fav; 3. Under The Phone 11-2. 10 ran. 9-2 jt-fav
The Ogle Gogle Man (6th). 3/4l, 6l. (J Farrelly).
4.45 1. TIMEFORBEN (D Jacob) 12-1; 2. Molly Childers
3-1 fav; 3. Drinks Interval 10-1. 12 ran. 1/2l, 3/4l. (D Pipe).
NRs: Big Penny, Mac Bella, Robin Deuz Pois.
5.20 1. RAMORE WILL (H Reed) evens fav; 2. Bolving
11-4; 3. Classula 20-1. 9 ran. 6l, 5l. (C Gordon). NRs:
Lincoln County, Phoenix Rock, Project Mars, Sisania,
Telmadela, Theatre Stage, The Mighty Ash.
5.50 1. BERTIE BARNES (T Bellamy) 6-1; 2. Ballyhome
8-1; 3. Royal Etiquette 16-1. 12 ran. 11-2 fav Good News
(Pulled Up). 31/4l, 4l. (R Phillips). NRs: Celma Des Bois,
Courtinthemiddle, Predict A Riot.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £4,336.25 carried over to
Wolverhampton.
Placepot: £43.50. Quadpot: £48.40.
Place 6: £16.94. Place 5: £13.98.
LUDLOW
Going: Hurdle: soft-good to soft in places; chase:
good to soft
2.20 1. SHALAKAR (C Deutsch) 3-1; 2. Weebill 6-4
fav; 3. Touchy Subject 100-1. 12 ran. 41/2l, 4l. (Miss V
Williams). NR: Royal Magic.
2.50 1. UHLAN BUTE (C Deutsch) 10-1; 2. Dauphine Ereine
33-1; 3. Goohar 6-1. 8 ran. 3-1 fav Fourth Act (Pulled Up). 6l,
18l. (Miss V Williams).
3.25 1. I’M A GAME CHANGER (N Fehily) 9-4 fav; 2.
Mister Universum 25-1; 3. Peruvien Bleu 13-2. 7 ran.
2l, 7l. (P Hobbs).
3.55 1. ROCK ON ROCKY (S Sheppard) 4-1; 2. Colin’s
Brother 9-2; 3. Cut The Corner 8-1. 7 ran. 7-2 jt-fav
Space Oddity (5th), 7-2 jt-fav Mick Thonic (6th). 11/4l,
3l. (M Sheppard). NR: Grey Gold.
4.30 1. MISS TYNTE (D G Noonan) 12-1; 2. Longhousesignora 7-1; 3. Goodgirlteresa 8-1. 13 ran. 4-1 fav Molly
Carew (5th). 6l, 3l. (D Pipe). NR: Cascaye.
5.05 1. FULL TROTTLE (Mr Z Baker) 13-8 fav; 2.
Queen Olivia 16-1; 3. Crazy Jack 25-1. 11 ran. 23/4l, 7l.
(Miss L Thomas).
5.35 1. FLORAL BOUQUET (G Sheehan) 4-1; 2. Oh
Michelle 5-6 fav; 3. Simonia 6-1. 12 ran. 4l, 14l. (J
Snowden).
Placepot: £190.50. Quadpot: £58.50.
Place 6: £604.51. Place 5: £402.77.
WINCANTON Going: Heavy-soft in places
2.10 1. SNUFF BOX (Mr H Nugent) 4-1; 2. Chloe’s Court
16-1; 3. Lady Wethered 150-1. 7 ran. 10-11 fav The Dellercheckout (4th). 7l, 3l. (Miss V Williams).
2.40 1. THE LAST BUT ONE (S Twiston-Davies) 7-4;
2. Broughtons Rhythm 11-2; 3. Samson 5-1. 4 ran. 13-8
fav Norse Light (4th). 5l, 21/4l. (P Nicholls).
3.15 1. JAMMIN MASTERS (Ben Hicks) 7-2; 2. Brynmawr 11-4 fav; 3. Daytime Ahead 6-1. 10 ran. 4l, 15l.
(W Greatrex).
3.45 1. CHOIX DES ARMES (S Twiston-Davies) 7-2
fav; 2. Kalarika 9-2; 3. Ormskirk 9-2. 10 ran. 12l, 6l.
(P Nicholls).
4.20 1. RAYVIN BLACK (T Garner) 2-5 fav; 2. Sparky’s
Spirit 18-1; 3. Jeu De Mots 9-4. 3 ran. 8l, 31/2l. (O Sherwood). NR: Adrien Du Pont.
4.55 1. SAROQUE (Mr H Nugent) 9-2; 2. Shanann Star
6-1; 3. What Larks 12-1. 7 ran. 7-2 fav Guerrilla Tactics
(Fell). 3l, 28l. (Miss V Williams).
5.25 1. UNWIN VC (Sean Houlihan) 9-4 jt-fav; 2. Lamanver Pippin 7-1; 3. Kauto The King 9-1. 11 ran. 9-4 jt-fav
Getaway Trump (6th). 11/4l, 1l. (R Buckler).
Placepot: £264.40. Quadpot: £12.90.
Place 6: £117.67. Place 5: £27.76.
WOLVERHAMPTON Going: Standard
5.15 1. LORD MURPHY (A Mullen) 4-1 jt-fav; 2. Black
Truffle 9-1; 3. Dalness Express 7-1. 10 ran. 4-1 jt-fav
Sir Lancelott (4th). nk, 1l. (D Loughnane). NRs: Hangman Jury, Tasaaboq.
5.45 1. BESHAAYIR (James Doyle) 1-5 fav; 2. Rasima 4-1;
3. Katleen 8-1. 8 ran. 13/4l, 8l. (W Haggas). . NR: Noreena.
6.15 1. DOCTOR SARDONICUS (M Harley) 3-1; 2.
Double Up 2-1 fav; 3. Goldream 9-4. 5 ran. 2l, nk. (T
Dascombe). NR: Wolowitz.
6.45 1. OYSTER CARD (S De Sousa) 9-4 fav; 2. Outrath
7-2; 3. Ocean Gale 11-1. 9 ran. 1l, shd. (M Appleby).
Tote: £3.00; £1.10, £1.60, £2.30. Exacta: £10.70. Tricast:
£67.05. Trifecta: £64.70. CSF: £9.62. NRs: Bushel, Kay
Sera, Mr Frankie.
7.15 1. WINDSORLOT (G Downing) 6-1; 2. Midnight
Mood 33-1; 3. Misu Pete 18-1. 12 ran. 3-1 fav Emigrated
(10th). hd, 1/2l. (A Carroll). NR: Splash Of Verve.
7.45 1. WESTERN WAY (Rossa Ryan) 4-1; 2. Great Return 2-1 fav; 3. Bardd 10-1. 8 ran. 1/2l, 31/2l. (D Cantillon).
8.15 1. SPIRITUAL STAR (P Bradley) 9-1; 2. Final Attack
16-1; 3. Noneedtotellme 9-1. 12 ran. 2-1 fav The King’s
Steed (10th). 5l, 1/2l. (L Carter). NR: Diamond Eagle.
8.45 1. STREET POET (T Eaves) 11-4 fav; 2. Adventureman 9-2; 3. Mount Cheiron 40-1. 12 ran. 11/4l, 3l. (M
Herrington). NR: Chelwood Gate.
Placepot: £27.90. Quadpot: £15.20.
Place 6: £48.22. Place 5: £19.99.
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES
CRICKET
Defeat ‘reality check’
for humbled Peaty
By Nick Mashiter
IN THE GOLD COAST
Adam Peaty suffered a surprise
defeat when he was beaten by South
Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh in
the 50 metres breaststroke. After
winning his favoured 100m breaststroke title on Saturday, Peaty had
to settle for silver, 0.04sec behind
van der Burgh’s winning time of
26.58. “It gives me a reality check,”
said Peaty. “Even if you’re the best in
the world, world record holder, you
can still be beaten. I think that’s the
most valuable lesson from today.”
Alys Thomas of Wales won gold
in the women’s 200m butterfly in a
Games record of 2min 5.45sec but
England’s James Guy, like roommate Peaty, finished with silver
Adam Peaty had to settle for silver
in the 50m breaststroke final
behind a South African as Chad le
Clos claimed a clean sweep of the
butterfly events, taking the 100m
gold in a Games record of 50.65.
Nile Wilson, from Leeds, completed his five-medal haul from
the men’s gymnastics with a gold
and silver. He was edged out in the
parallel bars by Marios Georgiou of
Cyprus, while Frank Baines of Scotland won bronze. But he won his
favoured high bar, nudging teammate James Hall into silver.
Wilson said: “It’s a massive stepping stone. We might not have been
among the best gymnasts in the
world, but to soak up the environment and learn how to handle the
pressure is a huge thing.”
Alice Kinsella, who is 17, held her
nerve to win her first major title on
the women’s beam, beating home
favourite Georgia-Rose Brown into
the silver medal position with teammate Kelly Simm in bronze.
Latalia Bevan of Wales won silver
on the women’s floor while England’s
Courtney Tulloch and Dominick
Cunningham took silver and bronze
respectively in the men’s vault.
James Willstrop’s long wait for a
Games squash gold is over after he
beat New Zealand’s Paul Coll 3-0 in
the singles final. Willstrop has twice
had to settle for silver behind compatriot Nick Matthew.
South Africa’s Akani Simbine
claimed the men’s 100m title in
10.03sec ahead of team-mate
Henricho Bruintjies, with Jamaica’s
former world champion Yohan
Blake in third.
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‘I am just
desperate
to play a
game of
cricket’
Batsman dropped by
England has changed
his ways, he tells
Will Macpherson
B
en Duckett knows what
people think, and he is
desperate to change the
perception. He is known
not as one of England’s
most talented young batsmen, but as
the cheeky boy who poured a drink
on James Anderson’s head.
“I’ll tweet about the weather,” he
jokes, “and someone will reply about
what happened in Perth. I can’t
change the past, so I just laugh.”
For Duckett, a hellish winter of
suspension and surgery is turning
to spring and the chance to bat
again – the obvious opportunity
to change the thinking among
England’s management and fans
– is approaching.
Duckett left Australia in ignominy
in December after the Anderson
incident – “definitely the lowest
point of my career”, he says. Since
then, he has undergone surgery on
his left hand. “I’m just desperate
to play a game of cricket,” he
says. That will come soon, but
Northamptonshire’s season opener
at Lord’s on Friday may be too soon.
Following a transformative season
in 2016, when he scored 2,706 runs
across all formats and cleaned up
in awards season, Duckett won
four Test and three ODI caps on
the subcontinent. At 23, he wants
to play international cricket again,
BOXING
Tyson’s Harlem scuffle puts McGregor to shame
I
t was before dawn outside an
all-night clothing store one day
in August 1988 when a man
called Blood, a billionaire called
Donald Trump, Frank Bruno
and Mike Tyson all became messily
involved in a comic brawl.
Blood was Mitch Green,
prizefighter, gang leader and deadly
rival of Tyson, who happened to
be the undisputed, undefeated
heavyweight champion of the world
at the time. They had fought 10
rounds two years earlier and Green
wanted a rematch; Tyson had no
reason to give him a rematch and
that made Green even angrier.
Green was a volatile man with a
bloody and notorious history as a
leader of an infamous street gang.
When Green, who kept late
hours on the streets of his beloved
Harlem, was told Tyson and a
tiny retinue had wandered up to
Harlem, his Harlem, to collect a
jacket from Dapper Dan, he was
naturally curious. Dapper Dan ran
his store through the night, catering
to New York’s subterranean fixers,
dandies and rich restless souls.
Steve
Bunce
Dapper was a busy man. Tyson was
at Dapper’s place to take possession
of a white leather jacket, cost $850,
with the words “Don’t Believe The
Hype” stitched across the back.
At about the same time, Mickey
Duff, the British promoter of Bruno,
was sleeping in his West End flat
and Trump was probably doing the
same at one of his New York homes.
A few hours later, Bruno would get
up, go for a run and continue his
preparation for a fight with Tyson,
probably in London, in the next two
months. However, outside Dapper
Dan’s place a large car pulled to the
side of the road and out got Blood,
the Prince of Harlem; the plans of
many sleeping men were about to
be ruined.
There are, as you can imagine,
a few versions of what happened
that early morning inside, and then
outside, the Dapper Dan clothing
store. Green maintains that Tyson
threw the first punch, Tyson insists
he was just trying to leave. “He told
me we could go again,” said Green.
“He started to turn his rings and
then he sucker-punched me. He
hit me with a cheap shot and then
he ran away. The heavyweight
champion of the world ran away.”
Green went to his car to get a
jack from the boot and then chased
Tyson’s car through the dark
streets of Harlem, kicking and
cursing his bad luck.
It was not even 5am when
the police responded and found
Green, one of their regular clients,
cut above the nose, bruised and
screaming for Tyson’s head.
“I’m like a politician in Harlem,
everybody knows me,” said Green.
It is reported that he has had his
driving licence suspended 54 times.
The police certainly knew him, but
He hit me with a cheap
shot and then ran away – the
heavyweight champion of
the world ran away
he looked like a victim this time.
Tyson (right) blamed Green for the
fight, telling the police that Green
was clearly agitated, and that
he only threw punches in
defence. His punches put
five stitches in Green’s
face and closed his old
opponent’s left eye.
Green was a mess
that morning. They
both ended up in
hospital and that is when
Duff and Bruno received the
bad news: Tyson had a hairline
fracture of the right hand. The 1988
fight with Bruno was off and that
is how Trump, working as Tyson’s
adviser, gets involved. It was
Trump’s job eventually to negotiate
a new date for the fight with Duff.
The pair met the following year in
Las Vegas, Tyson won on home soil.
It was a good deal that Donald did.
Green sued Tyson for $25m and
in 1997, more than nine years after
the Dapper Dan scuffle, Green was
awarded 45 grand in a New York
court. It never covered his legal bills
and Green remains permanently
short of cash. However, for a fistful
of dollars Mitch will spin a few tales
if you can track him down, and
some might even be true. He will
tell you he knew Trump, he
dined with Mafioso John
Gotti, he has a movie in
development. There are
other stories, all loosely
based on truth, and an
audience with Mitch is
never a waste. In 1991, at
Madison Square Garden,
I saw Mitch stand up on his
ringside seat, whip his shirt off
and beat his chest at the Sugar Ray
Leonard and Terry Norris fight.
Last week in New York there was
a tiny skirmish involving expert
publicity seeker Conor McGregor,
a part-time boxer from Dublin. A
window was smashed, the police
arrived and it all looked so civilised
as McGregor was led away without
a hair out of place. Mitch Blood
Green, Tyson and a right hand or
two at dawn in Harlem at Dapper
Dan was a proper skirmish.
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of Tyson’s jacket? THE INDEPENDENT
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and thought nothing of it.” He was
deemed to have form, though, and
handed a heavy punishment to
fit a hysterical time, rather than
a terrible crime. The sanctions
staggered members of the England
and Lions squads, but it was the
strong deterrent management
craved. He was stood down from
England’s tour match against
Western Australia and three Lions
matches against Perth Scorchers.
He was also docked £1,500 (half
his tour fee and the maximum fine
possible) and handed a first and final
warning, then left out of the Lions’
terrible Caribbean tour.
The experience changed him. He
spent time feeling sorry for himself,
then looked to use the situation
as a source for motivation. “I felt
finished,” he reflects. “I’m quite a
bubbly guy, but I was giving nothing
to the side – I was drained and
struggling. I did something stupid at
a very bad time, in a very bad place.
After the few months England had
had, it was not good thinking.”
Duckett does not have regrets
about his first taste of international
cricket. He scored two sixties in
three ODIs but found life tougher in
Tests. A “technical flaw you don’t
know about at county level” exposed
his stumps to off-spin, ruthlessly
laid bare by India’s Ravi Ashwin.
The sense now is that a terrific
talent has turned a corner. Duckett
has a habit of going really big, and
doing so fast: the smallest of his four
Championship tons in 2016 was 185.
He knows the road back will not be
simple. A 2018 similar to 2016 would
be handy, but more vital is staying
out of trouble.
“Hopefully, I’ve got everything
[bad] out the way early in my career.
I need to knuckle down. I’m still
young, but it gets to the stage where
you need to have learnt. Now’s the
time for that.” EVENING STANDARD
but knows his first job is to shed his
rowdy reputation.
He was not the first – or the only
one – to pour a drink that night in
Perth, but he was the only one seen
doing so by England’s security team.
“What happened wasn’t a brutal
thing,” says Duckett. “It was two
mates messing around. It wasn’t
malicious, but it was stupid. It could
have been a lot worse. We carried
on having a fun night together
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By Damian Spellman
Cycling’s top stars have paid tribute
to Michael Goolaerts, who died
after suffering a heart attack during
Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race.
The 23-year-old Belgian was
airlifted to hospital in Lille after
receiving cardio-pulmonary resusciation at the roadside following a
crash. His death was confirmed by
his Vérandas Willems-Crelan team
in a statement: “It is with unimaginable sadness that we have to communicate the passing of our rider
and friend Michael Goolaerts.
“He passed away on Sunday
evening at 22.40 in Lille Hospital
in the presence of his family members and loved ones, who we keep
in our thoughts. He died of cardiac
arrest, all medical assistance was to
no avail.”
Nairo Quintana, a winner of the
Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana,
tweeted: “Upset about the death of
Michael Goolaerts was airlifted to
hospital in Lille, northern France
Michael Goolaerts today in #ParisRoubaix. Strength to his family,
friends and team.”
Fabian Cancellara, a three-time
winner of Paris-Roubaix, wrote on
social media: “Terrible news... RIP
Michael Goolaerts. My deep condo-
lences going to his family, friends,
and Teammates and the @Snipercycling crew.”
Alberto Contador, twice winner of the Tour de France, wrote
on Twitter: “My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of
Michael Goolaerts, since the end of
the race I have not stopped thinking
about him.”
Goolaerts was taking part in the
race dubbed the “Hell of the North”
because of the difficult terrain it
covers. Peter Sagan, who went on
to win, offered his own support via
Twitter before it emerged that the
Belgian had lost his fight for life.
David Lappartient, president of
the Union Cycliste Internationale,
expressed the organisation’s sadness. He tweeted: “On behalf of
the International Cycling Union
and the cycling family as a whole,
I would like to extend my deepest
condolences to the family, team and
loved ones of Michael Goolaerts.”
FORMULA ONE
Hamilton escalates Verstappen row
By Philip Duncan
Lewis Hamilton has fired another
shot in his row with Max Verstappen by saying the Dutchman’s immaturity is costing Red Bull points.
H a m i l t o n l o s t g ro u n d t o
Sebastian Vettel in the title race
after finishing third in Bahrain
while his rival claimed a second
victory. It could have been worse
for the Mercedes driver following
Verstappen’s gung-ho drive.
Verstappen, who spun in
Melbourne a fortnight ago and
crashed out of qualifying, was forced
to retire from the race following his
collision with Hamilton.
Hamilton was able to carry on,
but as he watched the incident back
on a TV replay, the Brit labelled
Verstappen, 20, a “d***head”.
Red Bull team principal Christian
Horner cited the coming together
as “hard racing”, and suggested
such incidents draw fans to the
sport. The stewards took no action.
“It is interesting to hear Christian has said that because they have
a car which should be getting good
results, but through inexperience,
or not mature decisions, they are
not,” Hamilton said.
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES
ATHLETICS: Women’s F46 Javelin
Throw Final: 1 H Arnold (Wal) 44.43m,
2 H Robinson (NZ) 43.32, 3 F Kwevira
(Van) 24.54.
BADMINTON: Mixed Team Event
Bronze Medal Match: England bt
Singapore 3-0.
BOWLS: Men’s Pairs Gold Medal Match:
Wales bt Scotland 12-10. Men’s Pairs
Bronze Medal Match: Cook Islands bt
Malta 17-11.
GYMNASTICS: Men’s Vault Final: 1
C Remkes (A) 14.799pts, 2 C Tulloch
(Eng) 14.666pts, 3 D Cunningham (Eng)
14.333pts. Men’s Parrallel Bars Final: 1
M Georgiou (Cyp) 14.533pts, 2 N Wilson
(Eng) 14.533 pts, 3 F Baines (Scot)
14.400pts. Women’s Balance Beam
Final: 1 A Kinsella (Eng) 13.700pts, 2 G-R
Brown (A) 13.066pts, 3 K Simm (Eng)
13.033. Men’s Horizontal Bar Final: 1
N Wilson (Eng) 14.533pts, 2 C Paterson
(Can) 14.000, 3 J Hall (Eng) 14.000.
Women’s Floor Exercise Final: 1 A Eade
(A) 13.333pts, 2 L Bevan (Wal) 13.300, 3 S
Olsen (Can) 13.266.
SHOOTING: Men’s Skeet: 1 G Achilleos
(Cyp) 57pts, 2 B Llewellin (Wal) 56, 3 G
McAuley (NIR) 45.
SQUASH: Men’s Singles Gold Medal
Match: J Willstrop (Eng) bt P Coll (NZ)
3-0. Men’s Singles Bronze Medal Match:
N Adnan (Mas) bt J Makin (Wal) 3-2.
Women’s Singles Gold Medal Match:
J King (NZ) bt S-J Perry (Eng) 3-2.
Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match:
T Evans (Wal) bt N David (Mas) 3-1.
SWIMMING: Men’s 50m Breaststroke
Final: 1 C Van Der Burgh (SA) 26.58secs,
2 A Peaty (Eng) 26.62, 3 J Wilby (Eng)
27.37. Women’s 200m Butterfly Final:
1 A Thomas (Wal) 2:05.45, 2 L Taylor (A)
2:07.39, 3 E McKeon (A) 2:08.05. Men’s
100m Butterfly Final: 1 C Le Clos (SA)
50.65, 2 J Guy (Eng) 51.31, 3 G Irvine
(A) 51.50.
TABLE TENNIS: Men’s Team Bronze
Medal Match: England bt Singapore 3-0.
WEIGHTLIFTING: Men’s 105kg: 1 S Mao
(Sam) 154kg, 2 P Singh (Ind) 152kg, 3 O
Boxall (Eng) 152kg. Women’s +90kg: 1 F
Stowers (Sam) 253kg, 2 C Amoe-Tarrant
(Nru) 243kg, 3 E Campbell (Eng) 242.
BASKETBALL
NBA: Boston Celtics 106 Atlanta Hawks
112; Charlotte Hornets 117 Indiana
Pacers 123; LA Lakers 97 Utah Jazz 112;
Memphis Grizzlies 130 Detroit Pistons
117; Philadelphia 76ers 109 Dallas
Mavericks 97; Phoenix Suns 100 Golden
State Warriors 117; Toronto Raptors 112
Orlando Magic 101.
CRICKET
MCC UNIVERSITY MATCHES—Essex
v Cambridge MCCU (Fenner’s): Essex
283-4 (66.3 overs; N L J Browne 100, A J
Wheater 50). Match drawn.
Hampshire v Cardiff MCCU (The Ageas
Bowl): Hampshire 417-4 (83 overs; J H
K Adams 182no, S M Ervine 65no, R
R Rossouw 61). Cardiff MCCU. Match
drawn.
Loughborough MCCU v Lancashire
(Loughborough): Loughborough MCCU
220 (89.4 overs; C W G Sanders 56).
Lancashire 369-4 (102.0 overs; S J Croft
148no, D J Vilas 87). Match drawn.
Middlesex v Durham MCCU (Northwood): Middlesex 367-4 (108.0 overs; S
D Robson 135, S S Eskinazi 134). Match
drawn.
Oxford MCCU v Northamptonshire (The
Parks): Match drawn abandoned without
a ball bowled.
Yorkshire v Leeds/Bradford MCCU
(Emerald Headingley): Match drawn
abandoned without a ball bowled.
WOMEN’S ONE-DAY TOUR MATCH—
India v England (Nagpur): India 113 (37.2
overs, Hazell 4-32, Ecclestone 4-14).
England 117-2 (29 0vers). England win
by 8 wickets. (series level 1-1).
IPL—Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan
Royals (Hyderabad): Rajasthan Royals
125-9 (20 overs). Sunrisers Hyderabad
127-1 (15.5 overs, S Dhawan 77no). Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 9 wickets.
FOOTBALL
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH
Chelmsford 4 Whitehawk 2; Hungerford
Town 1 Wealdstone 3.
BOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION
Billericay 5 Staines Town 3.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER
Hitchin P Hereford FC P; Dorchester 0 St
Neots Town 4.
EVO-STIK NORTH PREMIER
Shaw Lane 1 Marine 3; Stourbridge
1 Altrincham 1; Mickleover Sports P
Stalybridge P.
SPANISH LEAGUE
Villarreal 1 Athletic Bilbao 3.
Leading Positions: 1 Barcelona P 31 pts
79, 2 Atletico Madrid (31-68), 3 Valencia
(31-65), 4 Real Madrid (31-64), 5 Real
Betis (31-49), 6 Villarreal (31-47).
GERMAN LEAGUE
RB Leipzig 1 Bayer Leverkusen 4.
Leading Positions: 1 Bayern Munich P
29 pts 72, 2 Schalke 04 (29-52), 3 Borussia
Dortmund (29-51), 4 Bayer Leverkusen
(29-48), 5 Eintracht Frankfurt (29-46), 6
RB Leipzig (29-46).
GOLF
THE MASTERS, Augusta, Georgia, Final
rnd (USA unless stated, par 72): 273 P
Reed 69 66 67 71; 274 R Fowler 70 72
65 67; 275 J Spieth 66 74 71 64; 277 J
Rahm (Sp) 75 68 65 69; 279 R McIlroy
(Nirl) 69 71 65 74; C Smith (Aus) 71 72 70
66; B Watson 73 69 68 69; H Stenson
(Swe) 69 70 70 70; 280 M Leishman
(Aus) 70 67 73 70; 281 D Johnson 73 68
71 69; T Finau 68 74 73 66; 282 C Hoffman 69 73 73 67; J Rose (GB) 72 70 71
69; L Oosthuizen (SA) 71 71 71 69; 283
R Henley 73 72 71 67; P Casey (GB) 74
75 69 65; 284 J Thomas 74 67 70 73; T
Fleetwood (GB) 72 72 66 74; 285 H Matsuyama (Japan) 73 71 72 69; 286 J Day
(Aus) 75 71 69 71; F Molinari (It) 72 74 70
70; J Walker 73 71 71 71; W Simpson 76
73 70 67; 287 B Grace (SA) 73 73 74 67; A
Hadwin (Can) 69 75 72 71; B Wiesberger
(Aut) 70 73 72 72; S Woo Kim (S Kor) 75
73 68 71; 288 S Kodaira (Japan) 71 74
71 72; M Kuchar 68 75 72 73; K Kisner 72
75 69 72; R Moore 74 72 72 70; 289 H Li
(Chin) 69 76 72 72; D Berger 73 74 71 71;
T Woods 73 75 72 69; A Scott (Aus) 75 73
70 71; 290 P Mickelson 70 79 74 67; Z
Johnson 70 74 74 72.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL: Boston 2 Florida 4.
TENNIS
ATP GRAND PRIX HASSAN II, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO: Men’s First round:
G Simon (Fr) bt (6) B PAIRE (Fr) 6-2 6-7
(1-7) 7-6 (7-5); (4) R GASQUET (Fr) bt T
Fabbiano (It) 6-1 7-6 (7-2).
WTA COPA CLARO COLSANITIS, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Women’s First round:
(1) T MARIA (Ger) bt G Garcia Perez (Sp)
6-3 6-2; D Seguel (Chl) bt N Gibbs (US)
6-2 6-2; A Blinkova (Rus) bt M Camila
Osorio Serrano (Col) 6-2 6-4; J Paolini
(It) bt L Cabrera (Aus) 6-0 6-2; A Karolina
Schmiedlova (Slovak) bt I Falconi (US)
7-5 0-6 6-1; (3) J LARSSON (Swe) bt
Y Bonaventure (Bel) 7-6 (7-4) 6-1; M
Herazo Gonzalez (Col) bt T Martincova
(Cz Rep) 6-4 1-6 6-3.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINAL SECOND LEG
Man City (0) v Liverpool (3).....................................
Roma (1) v Barcelona (4) ............................................
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa v Cardiff .....................................................
Bolton v Millwall (8)......................................................
Bristol City v Birmingham.....................................
Burton v Hull......................................................................
Fulham v Reading...........................................................
Ipswich v Barnsley.........................................................
Nottingham Forest v Brentford ........................
Preston North End v Leeds....................................
QPR v Sheffield Wednesday.................................
Sheffield Utd v Middlesbrough ..........................
Sunderland v Norwich...............................................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton..................................
Blackpool v Northampton ......................................
Gillingham v Blackburn.............................................
Oxford Utd v Fleetwood...........................................
Rochdale v Wigan...........................................................
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Morecambe v Chesterfield.....................................
Stevenage v Mansfield...............................................
Swindon v Yeovil.............................................................
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Barrow v Eastleigh ........................................................
Boreham Wood v Macclesfield ..........................
Chester FC v Bromley ................................................
Ebbsfleet Utd v Wrexham.......................................
FC Halifax v Sutton Utd............................................
Guiseley v Dagenham & Redbridge ...............
Maidenhead Utd v Woking .....................................
Solihull Moors v Maidstone Utd.......................
Torquay v AFC Fylde ...................................................
Tranmere v Gateshead...............................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dundee Utd v St Mirren............................................
Inverness CT v Falkirk.................................................
Morton v Dumbarton..................................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Berwick v Stenhousemuir......................................
Cowdenbeath v Montrose.......................................
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:
Bosnia-Herzegovina v England (3pm),
Scotland v Poland
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
NORTH: Blyth Spartans v Southport,
Kidderminster v Stockport Co,
Leamington v Chorley, Nuneaton v York,
Spennymoor Tn v Boston Utd.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
SOUTH: Bognor Regis Tn v St Albans,
Gloucester v Dartford, Havant and W
v East Thurrock, Poole Tn v Hampton
& Richmond, Truro City v Concord
Rangers, Welling v Hemel Hempstead.
EVO-STIK NORTH PREMIER: Ashton
Utd v Stafford Rangers, Lancaster
City v Grantham, Rushall Olympic v
Buxton, Warrington Tn v Nantwich Tn,
Workington v Farsley Celtic.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE
PREMIER: Biggleswade Tn v Slough,
Dunstable v Gosport Borough, Merthyr
Tn v Chesham, St Ives Tn v Redditch,
Royston Tn v Banbury.
BOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION: Burgess
Hill Tn v Enfield Tn, Dulwich v
Tonbridge Angels, Leiston v Harrow
Borough, Lowestoft Tn v Hendon,
Margate v Kingstonian.
TENNIS
ATP FAYEZ SAROFIM & CO. US MEN’S
CLAY COURT CH’SHIP (Houston, Texas).
ATP GRAND PRIX HASSAN II
(Marrakech, Morocco).
WTA LADIES OPEN LUGANO (Lugano,
Switzerland).
WTA CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS
(Bogota, Colombia).
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SPORT
GOLF: THE MASTERS
Reed’s complicated family
history overshadows win
Kevin
Garside
Patrick Reed is
helped into his
green jacket by last
year’s champion
Sergio Garcia GETTY
AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL
If, as he insists, winning the green
jacket is really what it’s all about,
then Patrick Reed certainly took care
of business on Sunday. But at what
cost? The celebratory rituals around
the green were muted, the warmth
that ordinarily greets the Masters
champion altogether absent.
You wonder how much of his
complicated past, the desperate
estrangement from his parents
and sister, the controversies that
coloured so much of his college golf
experience, weighed in post-victory
celebrations. How, over the coming
days, he might reflect on the grim
alienation that surrounds him.
By increments, as Reed progressed through the tournament,
the awkward details of past rumbles
began to surface, readying themselves for full disclosure. So by the
time Reed went to the first tee in the
final group alongside Rory McIlroy,
the prominent American golf writer
Alan Shipnuck was already through
the door of Reed’s parents’ home in
nearby north Augusta, armed with
the gory details of a troubled history.
Reed was forced off the University
of Georgia golf squad over a number
of misdemeanors including a
cheating allegation, which he
denied. He transferred to Augusta
State, and though his talent proved a
great asset, his relationship with his
team-mates was strained
and he survived at
least one vote to
have him ousted.
Reed would not
Patrick Reed’s
be the first provictory followed
fessional sportshis second place
men to burn with a
at last year’s US
pathological desire
PGA at Quail
to
win, but whatHollow
ever character flaws
that entailed, the consequences are never so great when
compared to the damage those same
corrosive traits might cause when
turned inwards on family. Shipnuck’s bulletin laid bare the anguish
of a mother, Jeannette, a father, Bill,
and a sister Hannah, who continue
2
to struggle with the exclusion that
followed Reed’s marriage to his wife
Justine six years ago.
The divisions run deep, with Justine alleging parental abuse, both
physical and mental, and problems
with alcohol. Hannah rejects it all
with a robust Facebook defence
of her parents and a dim profile of
her sister-in-law, which suggests
reconciliation is unlikely. Reed has
not seen his parents since taking his
wedding vows in 2012. His parents
have never met their grandchildren,
Windsor and Barrett.
The one time they tried to get
close, at the 2014 US Open at
Pinehurst, Justine had parents and
sister escorted from the property
and their accreditation revoked.
Surrounded by a dozen friends and
family on Sunday, Reed’s mother
told Shipnuck she could not believe
her son was the Masters champion.
“It’s surreal,” she said. If the words
did not convey her anguish, the tears
No complaints on the course,
rolling down her face did.
though, if prizes be the measure.
Reed was stone cold in responses Reed saw off Rory McIlroy early
to questions about his family on Sun- and was stout in his resistance, first
day. “I’m just here to play
to Jordan Spieth and then
golf and try to win tourto Rickie Fowler. This was
The
naments,” he said. About
Reed’s fifth Masters. He
his lack of popularity, he divisions
had never broken 70 before
answered abrasively: “I run deep,
his 69 on Thursday. “I felt
don’t know. Why don’t with his wife
like the game was in a little
you ask them? I feel like alleging
better shape coming in. I
if I’m doing it the right
knew the golf course a little
way, then that’s all that parental
better. I had a little more
abuse,
both
really matters.”
experience. My mindset
mental
and
The irony of his position,
going in was stick to my
the retreat into the loving physical
game plan, play golf.”
arms of his wife and chilAll well and good, but the
dren, is lost on him. While
real test doesn’t start until
we might never know the family dy- the line gets close, when you have
namic that led to the breakdown of a green jacket to lose. When Spithose relationships, it is to be hoped eth and Fowler came at him, Reed
the love and devotion he lavishes on proved his mettle. “Having to go
his kids does not reverse all over him shoot under par on my final round,
when they are making their own way it was hard. It was awesome to make
in the world.
the clutch putts on the back nine.”
McIlroy failed to live up to star billing with bland show
By Kevin Garside
CHIEF SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Disappointment is the Rory McIlroy
motif around Augusta. His retreat in
the last group was not the calamity
of 2011, he didn’t blow a four-shot
lead. It was just a bland, featureless
failure to deliver on top billing at
the Masters.
The damage is not necessarily
to his chances of winning a green
jacket, but to his reputation. He
might yet return to complete the
grand slam of all four majors. But
the heroic elevation for which he is
pitching is slowly diminishing.
Patrick Reed’s three-shot
overnight lead was always
vulnerable to a charge.
Had McIlroy matched
Rickie Fowler’s 67 this
piece would have been
a whole lot different. A
68 would have earned a
play-off. Had he stroked
home the eagle putt on the
second, and not given away soft
bogeys at three and five, Reed might
have buckled. If only. The two words
you don’t want on your CV.
McIlroy (left), who shot 74,
was the only player in the
top 10 not to break par.
“It just wasn’t meant to
be,” was McIlroy’s justification to himself, that
and some statistical padding. “Of course it’s frustrating, and it’s hard to take
any positives from it right
now, but at least I put myself in a
position, that’s all I’ve wanted to do.”
McIlroy believes what everybody
has always told him, that he will win
here one day. He was as composed
as he has ever been but his real USP,
the foot-to-the-floor field scatterer,
was never in evidence.
“Every time I took a step forward,
I took a step back. I had a chance to
put a bit more pressure on him than I
did. Three and five are the ones that
I’d look back on, and if I could have
made pars there it could have been a
different story.” Ifs and buts.
RUGBY UNION
Kingston and
Quins to part
after 17 years
By Andrew Baldock
Harlequins say the process to recruit
a new director of rugby is “in hand”
after announcing John Kingston’s
departure by mutual agreement.
Kingston (below) will leave the club
at the end of this season, Quins said.
He was promoted from head coach
to rugby director two years ago,
succeeding Conor O’Shea, who had
left to take charge of Italy.
Quins are ninth in the Premiership
and were beaten 35-5 at home by bottom club London Irish on Saturday.
They have won just seven out of 19
league games this season and were
last in their European
Champions Cup
pool. Quins chief
executive Dave
Ellis said, in
a statement:
“This season
has been hugely frustrating
and disappointing for everyone at
Harlequins, and for
none more so than John.
“With considerable regret, we
have agreed that John should step
down as director of rugby. John has
much to be proud of during his time
at The Stoop, most notably when,
while head coach, the team won the
Aviva Premiership, the Amlin Challenge Cup and the LV= Cup, as well as
reaching two Heineken Cup quarterfinals. The process to recruit someone new who can take Harlequins to
the very top of English and European
rugby is in hand.”
Kingston said he would be leaving
the club in the summer with a “very
heavy heart”.
He added: “I have been at Harlequins for 17 years and have grown to
love the club almost as if it were part
of my family. The obstacles this season have been well-documented, and
no one has been more disappointed
by our results than me.”
Australia added
to Wales’ tough
autumn fixtures
By Duncan Bech
Wales are to play Australia, Tonga
and South Africa in their autumn
series later this year. A clash with
Gregor Townsend’s Scotland on
3 November had already been
announced, but the full line-up
has now been confirmed.
Appointments with Australia
– who are in Wales’ group at the
next World Cup – and South Africa
sandwich a clash with Tonga.
“We have an impressive fixture
list this autumn, one that will
challenge Warren Gatland and his
team,” Welsh Rugby Union chief
executive Martyn Phillips said.
“It provides ideal preparation
for the Six Nations and 2019
World Cup.”
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SPORT
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
Neville wants clubs to lead
way to international glory
By John Skilbeck
Phil Neville wants England’s Lionesses
to dominate Europe under his reign
and he would love Chelsea Ladies and
Manchester City Women to point the
way to glory. The powerhouse sides
from the Women’s Super League
are through to the Champions League semi-finals.
Neville’s immediate
priority is to ensure his
England Women team
rediscover their scoring
touch and beat Bosnia
and Herzegovina in Zenica
tonight. Friday’s World Cup
qualifier against Wales in Southampton ended in a goalless draw.
Beyond that, he wants England’s
domestic sides to prove their strength.
When Chelsea Ladies play Wolfsburg
and Manchester City Women tackle
reigning European champions Lyon
over two legs on 22 and 29 April,
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Neville will be willing the teams to
make it an all-English final. “Maybe
two years ago with City playing Lyon,
Wolfsburg playing Chelsea, you’d have
probably said: ‘You know what, they’re
both going to go out’,” Neville said. “Do
you know what? It wouldn’t surprise
me if we have an all-England
final. And that’s what we need
because the WSL is getting
better and better and the
best players are now coming to the WSL. They are
big games those semi-finals and hopefully our girls
can do themselves proud.”
Neville added that Beth
Mead (above), who made her
England debut off the bench against
Wales, “has a big future” if she continues to impress. The Arsenal striker
could land a second cap tonight but
forward Fran Kirby and left-back
Demi Stokes have missed the trip due
to injury and illness.
chelsea football club
‘Picasso’ of Molineux
finds a new audience
Former Wolves captain Jody Craddock is enjoying
a flourishing career as an artist, writes Nick Friend
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n Jody Craddock’s study, there
hangs a painting featuring
each and every member of the
Wolves squad promoted to the
Premier League back in 2009.
In many ways, it is a fitting motif
that encapsulates the basis of the
42-year-old’s adult life: The Wolves,
as he refers to them, and art.
Mick McCarthy’s captain when
the club last won promotion to the
top flight, Craddock retired in 2013
to pursue a passion that began
long before joining Cambridge
United 25 years ago. In his youth, he
discovered sketches sent home by
his great-grandfather from the front
during the First World War and left
school with an art A-Level.
Despite a 20-year professional
career that spanned the top four
divisions, Craddock never allowed
his love of the canvas to disappear.
“It wasn’t difficult at all to keep
the art going,” he explains. “It was
a good release from the stresses
of football. I’d get up at 6am some
days and do a couple of hours before
training. It was just nice being able
to finish a painting and for someone
to say that they liked it. If things
onfield were tough, I could get away
to my art. While I was painting, I
was concentrating on the painting
I’d
d get up at
6am some days
and do a couple
of hours’ painting
before training
Wolves captain Jody Craddock
kisses the Championship
winners’ trophy in 2009
in front of me, nothing else. It was a
brilliant getaway for me.”
Although never more than a
hobby for a man lauded as a natural
leader at Molineux, it was during a
six-year spell at Sunderland that his
fondness for art really grew.
“It can be expensive, so it was
only then that I began to really
improve because I could afford more
materials,” he says. “I started doing
a few oil paintings and things just
naturally developed.”
He joined Wolves after their
promotion to the top division in 2003
and was immediately commissioned
by owner Sir Jack Hayward to
commemorate the team’s success
on his easel. Paul Ince, the club’s
captain at the time, soon christened
Craddock ‘Picasso’.
“I didn’t really get any stick
from my team-mates,” Craddock
maintains. “They ended up paying
me to do portraits for them. That
told me that they were taking me
seriously. The ultimate compliment
is for someone to want to part
with their hard-earned money for
something that I’ve done.”
The fruits of Craddock’s labour
came in 2015. His first major
exhibition, Le Bellezza Della Fusione,
was the culmination of a fascination
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Why De Bruyne should be
player of the year – not Salah
T
Jody Craddock
poses with
some of his
paintings
ALAMY
that had blossomed at Sunderland,
this is the business end. My fingers
combining Italian sculpture with
are crossed.”
modern, vibrant patterns.
For Craddock, however, the
“I went to Rome and Florence 15
pressures he faces now could
years ago and I just fell in love with
scarcely be more different from
the place. They had all these
those facing his former clubs.
fantastic statues. I took
“I don’t miss the
all these photos and
pressure of a relegation
they re-emerged
battle,” he confesses of
about three years
Sunderland’s struggles.
ago. I was getting
“I don’t think I’d ever
Jody Craddock’s
a lot of the same
go a week in my whole
league
clubs:
feedback – that my
career where I wasn’t
Cambridge,
work was fantastic
nervous. After a game,
Sunderland,
and that I could
through to Tuesday, that
Sheffield United,
paint – but I needed an
nervous energy would
Wolves, Stoke
identity as an artist.
decrease, but then, as the
“From there, the statues
weekend got closer again,
became my primary focus, and
those nerves would come back.
I put a little twist on them with
“Is there pressure in art? Not
some graffiti. When I first retired
really, because I sit in front of a
from playing, I practised graffiti
canvas and I only finish it when it
and I loved it. I found it really
looks exactly as I want. The real
spontaneous. I loved the colours.”
pressure is in selling it. That’s the
Craddock has remained involved
hardest thing, but it’s a different
at Molineux, providing the cover of
kind of pressure to having to
every matchday programme this
perform in front of 40,000 people.
season. With Wolves
“Once I’ve finished a
needing only five points
piece and I say to myself,
from the final five games
‘yes,
I’ve nailed that’, it’s a
The real
to return to the Premier pressure in
brilliant feeling. It means
League, he only has
I’ve achieved what I wanted.
art is selling
praise for the team he
But the art world is difficult.
it. But it’s a
served for a decade.
You can paint something
different kind absolutely mind-blowing but
“The manager Nuno
[Espirito Santo] has done of pressure to it doesn’t mean you’ll sell it.
a great job,” he enthuses. performing
Yet likewise, I see stuff that
“He’s brought in some
goes for astronomical prices
in front of
really key players. You
technically, is very
40,000 people which,
can’t just have a good
poor. But that’s art. It’s a
team on paper and
very strange world.”
expect to win a league. You need
It is a world Craddock is fast
everyone to get on well, you need
getting to grips with, working with
to build a decent culture. They’ve
several independent galleries. “It’s
been fantastic. I just hope they can
really nice when people just turn up
maintain it right to the very end
and are impressed by your art. It’s
and get promotion. There has been
great when they say: ‘I didn’t even
some brilliant football played, but
know you were a footballer’.”
5
hierry Henry said that
he has only come across
two players who operate
on a higher level than
everyone else in the way they see
the game. One is Lionel Messi, the
other is Kevin De Bruyne. Xavi
compared the majestic Belgian’s
importance at Manchester City
to the brilliant Argentinian
forward’s influence at Barcelona.
De Bruyne’s manager, Pep
Guardiola, believes he can win
the Ballon d’Or. Belgium teammate Eden Hazard put his head
in his hands when reminded
that Chelsea let De Bruyne leave
for £18million.
These are merely a handful
of responses to De Bruyne’s
season from fairly good judges of
footballing ability. He has been
the lungs of City’s domination of
English football, breathing life
and energy into his team-mates
as they won the League Cup and
will, eventually, lift the Premier
League trophy. Yet with less than
a fortnight until the Player of
Kevin De Bruyne leaves Everton’s Tom Davies on the ground GETTY IMAGES
the Year is revealed, many have
already handed the accolade to
it for a few seconds then stick a
to Player of the Year will count
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
name down.
against him.
The Egyptian King, as he is
They will be influenced
Forwards do not always win
fondly known on Merseyside,
strongly by what has happened in it, but N’Golo Kanté, the winner
has had an astounding season.
recent weeks. If two players have
12 months ago, is the only nonTo date he has 29 goals, placing
equally outstanding campaigns,
forward to claim the prize in the
him outright top-scorer, and nine
one in the first half, the other the
past decade. Steven Gerrard won
assists in the Premier League; 39
second, the player who does so in
in 2006, and John Terry claimed
goals in 45 in all competitions.
the second will win the vote. It is
it a year earlier. Roy Keane won
Up and down the country
human nature.
in 2000. They are the only four
players have been making their
De Bruyne’s best scoring run
non-attacking players to win
choice for who to crown the best
this season, of five goals in nine
since 1994.
amongst them. They
games, started in early
Unfortunately for De Bruyne,
cannot vote for a player
November and lasted
more often than not goals are
M
ore
often
in their team. De Bruyne
until mid-December.
recognised over general quality
than not, goals In it, he scored against
has voted for Salah, it
of football. Yet if that was the
should be noted. So if he are recognised Chelsea and Arsenal
standard way of differentiating
loses by one vote, he has over general
and Spurs. That was
between the best players across
only himself to blame.
when the loudest
a season, then Brighton striker
quality, yet
You’d like to think
noise surrounded him.
Glenn Murray has been a better
that
makes
that players would
Now he hasn’t netted
player than De Bruyne in the
Glenn Murray since early February,
spend hours – days,
Premier League. We all know
better than
even – pondering their
a run of 11 games
he hasn’t.
De Bruyne
selection; poring over
without scoring.
And Salah hasn’t been better
statistics packs, drawing
Meanwhile, Salah
than De Bruyne. Salah has been
up long lists, whittling
has scored six in his
immense, but when a team
them down to shortlists, asking
last three appearances, including ticks over the way City do and
video analysts at their clubs to
four against Watford in one
De Bruyne is the engine, Player
compile highlight reels, scoring
match. In his last 11, he has
of the Year should not go to
off names on a pad of paper with
netted 13. When Salah weaved
anyone else.
a pencil, scribbles of indecision
between Tottenham players
The meeting of City and
everywhere, finally making a
from an impossibly tight angle to
Liverpool in the Champions
selection, then sleeping on it for
score at Anfield in the 2-2 draw
League quarter-final was widely
one more night before they fill in
in early February, people wrote
discussed as a marker of who
the form.
and talked about how he was like
should pip the other to the
In reality, a PFA representative Messi. Because it was Messi-like:
award. In the first leg Salah was
visits their club and hands them
it was exactly the sort of position
phenomenal. He scored.
a piece of paper. They must make
Messi gets into and exactly the
De Bruyne was played out of
their choice, sign, fold, place it
sort of run and finish Messi
position on a night City crumbled
in an envelope and hand it back
makes. De Bruyne has grown
uncharacteristically. It was only
to the PFA official. They are sent
tired of his own comparisons
one match. It shouldn’t mean the
directly to Beever & Struthers
to the Argentinian, pointing
difference. But short memories
Chartered Accountants for
out that they play entirely
and timing could prevent De
counting and verification.
different roles. He is a deep-lying
Bruyne winning the award he so
Most players will think about
midfielder, which when it comes
richly deserves.
54
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Football
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
We have to play ‘perfect
game’, says Guardiola
By Mark Critchley
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will have to play a “perfect
game” to turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie with
Liverpool. City’s chances of reaching the last four for the second time
in their history are slim after last
week’s 3-0 defeat at Anfield.
Guardiola’s side will also have to
overcome the disappointment of
failing to seal the Premier League
title against Manchester United on
Saturday, having let a 2-0 lead slip
to lose 3-2. History is not on City’s
side, either. Only two teams have
overturned a first-leg deficit of three
goals or more to progress in the
Champions League era – Deportivo
La Coruna’s 5-4 aggregate defeat
of Milan in 2004 and Barcelona’s
comeback against Paris SaintGermain last year.
Guardiola, however, is confident
that his “extraordinary” team, so
dominant domestically this year, are
capable of a remarkable comeback.
“Of course, to go through, you have
to make the perfect game,” the City
manager said yesterday. “Create
chances, be clinical, concede few
chances – all the conditions have to
be perfect.
“The result is tough, but we have
90 minutes and, in football, everything can happen. What we are
going to do is try. We don’t need to
talk about motivation,” he added.
Manchester City
Ederson
Stones
Walker
Kompany Delph
Fernandinho
Sterling
De Bruyne
D Silva
Aguero
Mane
Firmino
Milner
Sane
Salah
OxladeChamberlain
Wijnaldum
Robertson
Van Dijk
Lovren
AlexanderArnold
Karius
Liverpool
Possible teams for tonight’s Champions League
quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium
Kick-off 7.45pm
TV BT Sport 2
Sources close to Ander
Herrera insist he did not
deliberately spit on City’s badge
during Saturday’s derby after
video emerged showing the United
midfielder spitting as he walked
over a large City crest at half-time.
“The way they play in every game
shows what they want to do. My
team is extraordinary, not comparable to many others. I will be close
to them no matter what happens
between now and the end of the season. It’s a joy to be manager of them.”
Ahead of meeting Liverpool, fivetime European Cup winners, Guardiola believes City need to establish
a pedigree in this competition and
says a comeback tonight would be a
memorable starting point. “We need
titles in Europe. It’s complicated
but you need nights that make you
understand it. Beating Barcelona
[a 3-1 group stage win at the Etihad
in November 2016] was so special
because we know they’re the best
team in the world.
“It will happen sooner or later.
What this club has done in the last
10 years in terms of creating facilities and making it bigger, it will happen. [To compete with] the big clubs
you need time but hopefully we can
do it. Maybe next year but sooner it
will happen.”
When asked what effect the derby
defeat might have, he said: “I don’t
know, but if we are not able to cope
with that psychologically, it will be
a good lesson for the future. It is a
test. Football, like life, is a challenge.
We have 90 minutes plus extra time
and what we have shown this year
– even in the last game – we can create a lot of chances in the last few
minutes.” THE INDEPENDENT
Six things
City need
to do to pull
‘If we concede an early goal, nothing changes’ off unlikely
comeback
right spaces... that’s constantly
Old Trafford as favourites to
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try that.” When asked whether
he had a plan in case City score
early, Klopp said: “It’s clear, you
concede a goal first, nothing
changes. We are still in the lead,
so it’s all about doing again the
right things. We need to stay in
the mood where we can always
bring in our strength.
“Defending in the right spaces,
playing football in the right
spaces, attacking them in the
the same. Even if they
would be 3-0 up, it would
not change anything.”
Klopp (right) found
himself in a similar
situation two years
ago on the other side
of Manchester.
After defeating
Louis van Gaal’s
Manchester United 2-0 at
Anfield in the Europa League
round of 16, his side arrived at
progress to the last eight.
Anthony Martial’s
opener from the penalty
spot that night halved
the deficit and could
have unnerved the
visitors, but once
Philippe Coutinho
responded, Liverpool
cruised through.
One Liverpool goal tonight
would leave City needing five to
progress. THE INDEPENDENT
By Ben Grounds
1) BUILD A PROPER ATMOSPHERE
Manchester City have yet to come
close to emulating Liverpool’s
illustrious history with the European
Cup and supporters don’t share the
same affinity with the Champions
League as their opponents.
The Uefa anthem has been
regularly greeted with a chorus
of boos, dating back to the 2011-12
Europa League campaign. Some
Liverpool fans overstepped the
mark before the first leg by throwing
missiles and letting off smoke bombs
as the City team bus arrived, and
that hostile reception no doubt
influenced the game.
The home supporters must rouse
themselves from the toe-curling
overreaction to Saturday’s derby
loss to create a suffocating bear pit.
2) STOP LIVERPOOL AT SOURCE
While City know they must make a
fast start, it will be a major concern
that Liverpool can effectively end
the contest if they score an away
goal. That would leave City needing
to score five, and the Reds have
failed to score in only three of their
last 21 matches in all competitions.
3) HIT THE TARGET
One of the more startling statistics
from the first leg was that not one of
City’s 11 shots was on target. Despite
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Sergio Aguero could make his
first start for more than a month
at the Etihad Stadium tonight.
The Argentina striker returned
to action from a knee injury as a
late substitute in Saturday’s derby
defeat by Manchester United.
Aguero was felled in a controversial challenge from Ashley Young,
which went unpunished, and the
matter clearly still bothers Pep
Guardiola. Asked if Aguero was
hurt in that challenge, Guardiola
said sarcastically: “He’s diving”.
enjoying 66 per cent possession last
week, a more direct approach will
be required.
Liverpool executed the perfect
game plan by offering differing
tactical approaches during each half
last week, nullifying their opponents
after the interval, but City must be
far more clinical if they are to avoid
leaving themselves with too much to
do as the game develops.
4) TEST ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
Liverpool have looked far more
assured in dealing with crosses into
the box since the arrival of Virgil
van Dijk, but City should still look
to exploit the wide areas. Leroy
Sane arrived at Anfield last week
expecting to run Trent AlexanderArnold ragged but the young English
defender emerged with huge credit.
Sane will be determined to make
up for that and the right-back will
face a far greater challenge tonight.
Alexander-Arnold was exposed by
Marcus Rashford in Manchester
United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool, and
was also handed a stiff examination
by Wilfried Zaha last month. It has
been a breakthrough season, but
Sane could yet have the last laugh.
Kevin De Bruyne, Nicolas Otamendi,
Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho will
incur a suspension with their next
caution, while the evening’s Spanish
match official, Antonio Lahoz, has a
tendency to be card-happy.
5) STAY FOCUSED BUT PRESS HIGH
Pep Guardiola needs to call upon
his own pedigree in the Champions
League, having won the competition
twice with Barcelona.
His former club completed a
remarkable comeback against Paris
Saint-Germain in the last 16 a year
ago, sticking to their principles in
the process, but inspired by the
brilliance of Neymar.
The Catalans are one of 17 teams
to have recovered after being at
least three goals down in the first leg
of a European Cup clash, and City
must draw from the same well of
mental strength if they are to stand
any chance of progressing.
City lost control in the second half
against Manchester United and
referee Martin Atkinson showed six
yellow cards to the hosts, meaning
they incurred a disciplinary fine to
add to their frustrations.
If Guardiola’s side are to retain
any hope of reaching only a second
European Cup semi-final in the
club’s history, they cannot allow a
rush of blood to the head to leave
them short-handed.
While the occasion will be fiercely
contested, City have six players
who are walking a disciplinary
tightrope. Danilo, Ilkay Gundogan,
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FOOTBALL
Roma urged to do
the ‘unthinkable’
Eusebio Di Francesco has urged
his Roma players to give their
all as they attempt to “do the
unthinkable” and eliminate the
Barcelona “machine” from the
Champions League, despite a 4-1
first-leg deficit. “We must always
play at our best for this shirt,
even more so in this game since
we have to overturn the scoreline
from the first leg,” he said. “The
crowd will be our 12th man, but
it’s up to us to get them going.”
CRICKET
Torres to leave
Spin duo guide
Atletico in summer England to victory
Fernando Torres has announced
he will leave Atletico Madrid at
the end of the season.
The 34-year-old
striker revealed
his decision
yesterday but
insisted he is
not ready to
retire.
The World
Cup winner
(left) has found
opportunities
limited with Diego
Simeone’s side this season, and
was left on the bench for Sunday’s
draw with Real Madrid.
“There’s never an easy time to
say goodbye,” he said, “but you
can all see the role I’m playing,
which is very minor, so maybe it’s
time to step aside for others.”
FOOTBALL
Capello retires
from managing
Former AC Milan, Real Madrid
and England manager Fabio
Capello is retiring following his
spell with Jiangsu Suning. The
Italian, 71, won three Serie A
titles and guided England to the
2010 World Cup and Euro 2012
finals. Capello left Jiangsu last
month after steering the Chinese
Super League side away from
relegation. He said “I am enjoying
working as a pundit – you can’t
fail to win in this job.”
Career-best bowling from
spinners Sophie Ecclestone
(below) and Danielle Hazell
carried England to
a series-levelling
eight-wicket win
over India in the
second one-day
international
at Nagpur.
The hosts
made just 113
as Ecclestone
and Hazell each
claimed four wickets.
England openers Dani Wyatt and
Tammy Beaumont put on 73 for
the opening wicket, ensuring the
chase would be nerve-free. Wyatt
top-scored with 47. Captain
Heather Knight (26no) then
joined Beaumont (39no) to finish
the job with 21 overs remaining.
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Football: Man City v Liverpool
BT Sport 2, 7pm
Football: Roma v Barcelona
BT Sport 3, 7pm
Football: Aston Villa v Cardiff
Sky Sports Main Event, 7.30pm
Football: Scotland Women v Poland
BBC Alba, 7.35pm
Cricket: Indian Premier League
Sky Sports Cricket, 8.30pm
government has rejected a
Safe-standing The
request from West Brom to introduce a safe-standing section at The
next season.
at West Brom Hawthorns
West Brom, who are bottom of the
Premier League and 10 points adrift
rejected by
of safety with five games to play, had
hoped to install 3,600 rail seats in
government the ground’s Smethwick End and
By Matt Slater
have described the decision as “disappointing” and “short-sighted”.
The application was made to the
Sports Grounds Safety Authority
(SGSA), the government agency set
up to regulate sports stadia after
the 1989 Hillsborough disaster,
and it referred the proposal to the
Department of Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport (DCMS).
In a statement, the SGSA said
the club’s request was rejected by
sports minister Tracey Crouch.
“West Bromwich Albion is subject
to the government’s all-seater policy
and DCMS have said that they have
no current plans to change their
position and introduce standing
accommodation at grounds in the
top two divisions covered by the allseater policy,” it added.
Widely used in Germany and
successfully piloted at Celtic, rail
seats can be flipped up and locked
in place to provide a safe space to
stand, while still assigning each fan
a designated spot in the stadium.
Sport
Mohamed Salah (right)
looks likely to play for
Liverpool tonight after
training with Virgil van
Dijk and the rest of the
squad yesterday GETTY
10.04.18
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FOOTBALL
Ex-Wolves star
Craddock on
the art of
promotion
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At what cost
came Reed’s
triumph in
Augusta?
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against City, claims Klopp
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By Mark Critchley
P48
CRICKET
Duckett insists
he is reformed
character after
Perth debacle
Jürgen Klopp has no intention of altering his approach for Liverpool’s
Champions League quarter-final tie
against Manchester City, despite his
side beginning tonight’s second leg
with a 3-0 advantage.
Liverpool are favourites to
progress to the last four after an
emphatic win in last week’s first
encounter, yet must remain wary
of a City team which is more than
capable of scoring the goals needed
to progress.
Pep Guardiola’s side are the
second-highest scoring team in Europe’s five major leagues and believe
a remarkable turnaround is possible,
even if their manager admits they
will need to play a “perfect game”.
Some coaches in Klopp’s position
would prioritise protecting the firstleg lead, but the Liverpool manager,
for whom Mohamed Salah is set to
be fit to play, laid out his game plan
yesterday and insisted that little
would change.
“We are here to not concede and to
score,” Klopp said. “To win the game
– that’s the plan. There’s no other
plan. It’s not about ‘coming through’.
You know if we get passive against
City, you don’t have to [turn up]. If
you are active and good, you have a
chance. That’s all I need.
“It’s about defending, but in the
right way. In whatever game you
play, you want to defend well, you
want to defend at your best to give
yourself the opportunity to win the
game. Then you don’t have to score
15, only one and you can still win it.
“That’s exactly the plan,” he
added. “We cannot or should not
change that. The second half [at
Anfield] showed that – not only the
second half, each game City play
shows that only defending is not the
solution. That’s why we should not
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