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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
Britain
backs US
and France
on Syria
The people’s
wedding
PM and
Trump left off
guest list
P5
» May pledges to work closely with Trump and Macron
to prevent repeat of horrific attack
» PM chairs meeting of ‘war cabinet’ and
refuses to rule out air strikes
WEDNESDAY
11 APRIL 2018
Neighbours tear
down floral
tributes at shrine
to dead burglar
» Assad ‘will be held to account’ if regime is confirmed
to have used chemical weapons
Number 2,302
Super Mo sends
Liverpool into
semi-finals
P11
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Charles’ charm
offensive won’t
fool the
Commonwealth
P15
P54
…and Roma stun
Barça in thriller
P7
PLUS PUZZLES
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Matrix
HEALTH
What animal
won’t enjoy the
lynx effect in
Scotland?
See p.13
The day at
a glance
11
APRIL
Quote of the day
NORTH KOREA
EDUCATION
POLITICS
SOCIETY
Teaching ‘undoable’
warns union leader
Israel’s Labor sends
rebuke to Corbyn
Abortion clinic ‘safe
zone’ supported
The UK has deployed a third navy
warship to the Asia-Pacific as
diplomatic tensions with North
Korea continue to rise. HMS Albion
will join HMS Sutherland and will
help enforce UN sanctions against
North Korea, as well as take part
in joint training and exercises with
regional allies.
The talent and commitment
of England’s teachers is being
“wasted on an industrial scale”,
a union leader has warned. The
job has become “undoable”, with
thousands leaving the profession but
continuing to work as support staff,
according to Dr Mary Bousted, of
the National Education Union.
Israel’s Labor party has suspended
relations with Jeremy Corbyn over
anti-Semitism. It’s chairman Avi
Gabbay wrote to Mr Corbyn to claim
that he had shown “hostility” to the
Jewish community. Mr Corbyn said
the Israeli party should have done
him the “courtesy” of speaking to
him first.
Members of Ealing Council have
unanimously voted for a Public
Spaces Protection Order that
will create a safe zone excluding
protesters from demonstrating
outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the
west London borough. The antiabortion Good Counsel Network has
held protests outside the clinic.
SOCIETY
10% fear robot will
do their job by 2020
Illegal aliens have
always been a problem
in the United States.
Ask any Indian
ROBERT ORBEN
One in three workers believe their
job will be automated in a decade,
but many are not being offered new
skills to prepare them for the new
world of work. Research by ADP
found that one in 10 workers say a
robot will take their job by 2020. Half
of the 1,300 surveyed said they were
not being offered retraining.
Birthdays
Jeremy Clarkson,
presenter, 58; Joss Stone,
singer, 31; Cerys Matthews
(below), singer, 39;
‘Whispering’ Bob Harris,
presenter, 72; Sir Andrew
Wiles, mathematician, 65
Anniversaries
Wednesday 11 April 1951
US President Harry S
Truman sacks General
Douglas MacArthur as
commander of United
Nations and US forces
in the Far East after
disagreements over
foreign policy in Korea
and for ignoring orders
to refrain from making
political statements.
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NATURE
Butterflies
take flight
es on the up
eci
Sp
ADMIRAL
E
HIT
W
UP
157%
Good conservation work and warm
weather could see butterfly numbers
soar in the UK, say conservationists. The
UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme,
carried out by conservation volunteers,
found that, although numbers were
the lowest since records began
for the grizzled skipper and the
grayling, both the red admiral
and the comma saw a surge
in population in 2017.
MA
COM
UP
91%
The List
Top warning signs of
a difficult pre-teen
Forget the terrible teens, a study
of parents has revealed that
10 is the most difficult age for
modern children. According to the
research by Aquafresh Advance,
these are the main signs of a
difficult pre-teen:
1. Throwing toddler-style tantrums
2. Spending too long on tablets/
phones
3. Being overly emotional for
no reason
4. Refusing to go to bed at the
appointed time
5. An untidy bedroom
6. Being messy
7. A fussy eater
8. Not wanting to be seen with
parents/grandparents
9. Not wanting any affection
10. Refusing to brush their teeth
DMIRAL
DA
RE
UP
78%
TILLARY
RI UP
UP
Declan Donnelly will host Britain’s
Got Talent on his own while his
fellow presenter and friend Ant
McPartlin “steps down from his TV
commitments for now”, ITV has
said. It added: “We send Ant all our
love. And we know that Dec will do a
brilliant job.” Ant was charged with a
drink-driving offence last month.
SCOTLAND
No sloping off on
the skis until May
Scottish ski areas will remain open
into May. Ski-Scotland said the
conditions were the best on
Scottish mountains since 2014,
with more than 200,000 visitors
so far this season. More snow is
forecast for CairnGorm, Glencoe
(below), Glenshee, The Lecht and
Nevis Range.
57%
5
57
7%
7
%
MUSIC
New deal proves
Ringo is still a star
down 9% compared to
2016, and their
population has more than
halved since the 1970s.
GRAYLING
down 6% on the
previous year and
numbers have declined
by 63% in a decade.
DINGY SKIPPER
saw numbers fall
by 22% compared
to 2016.
SOURCE: BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled content of UK
newspapers in 2015 was 71%
TELEVISION
Dec will be ‘brilliant’
solo host on ‘BGT’
Species in decline
GRIZZLED SKIPPER
index
Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................34
Business..................38
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
Almost a third of private hospitals
provide substandard care, according
to the Care Quality Commission in
its analysis of independent acute
hospitals across England. The
majority of the 200 hospitals are
“good” or “outstanding” but 30 per
cent “require improvement”.
Third Navy warship
to enforce sanctions
F
WEDNESDAY
Substandard private
hospitals highlighted
Sir Ringo Starr has signed a deal
with music publisher BMG. The
worldwide publishing deal will cover
his Beatles and solo catalogue, as
well as future compositions. The
former Beatle said: “I love making
music and the song writing process
– and putting new music out there to
play along side the old.”
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NEWS
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BUSINESS SPORT
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47-56
FRANCE
NAWAMIN PINPATHOMRAT,
‘MASTERCHEF’ FINALIST
House for sale:
printed in 2018
French researchers have unveiled
what they say is the world’s first
3D-printed home in Nantes, with the
first tenants due to move in by June.
The robot used in the construction,
known as BatiPrint3D, uses a special
polymer material that should keep
the building insulated effectively for
around a century.
UNITED STATES
Celebrity hippo to
become wall art
Fiona the hippo – already the
inspiration for a beer brand, T-shirts
and an ice cream – will soon have a
large mural at a zoo. ArtWorks and
the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical
Garden say they will produce a
mural this summer to honour the
Nile hippopotamus which was born
six weeks early in January 2017.
ENTERTAINMENT
Kelly fronts charity
‘Stars in Their Eyes’
Butcher, baker, candlestick maker?
Nawamin Pinpathomrat is
actually a doctor who is trying to
find a cure for tuberculosis. The
Thai medic has been working as a
researcher at Oxford University.
But he’s also an accomplished cook
and has just made it through to the
finals of MasterChef.
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Food as medicine?
The Greek physician Hippocrates
said: “Let food be thy medicine and
medicine be thy food.” Nawamin,
a PhD student at the Jenner
Institute, has a similar view about
medicine and cuisine.
He said: “Being a doctor,
basically, the patients come to see
you, they’re ill and then you treat
them to make them happy and
that’s so rewarding.
“It’s exactly the same thing with
cooking, when people come to my
place, I cook for them and then
they say ‘It’s so lovely I haven’t had
this food before in my life!’ That’s
good, that’s rewarding, so the two
jobs are similar.”
prognosis for the food is still good.
He said: “I’m pretty organised.... but
when it becomes time pressure
it’s not going to be nice and calm,
chopping things nicely, it’s going
to be...slightly messy. But the food
will look pretty.”
What’s his recipe for success?
It seems the 27-year-old goes back
to his roots when it comes to the
kitchen. He cites his family recipes
as the source of his culinary flair,
claiming he cooks the kind of food
his grandma would cook him as a
homecoming meal.
Best practice?
To win the coveted title, which is
broadcast on Friday on BBC1, he
must beat three others. But there
is a good omen for him. Last year’s
MasterChef champion was
Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed – a
29-year-old doctor.
And if he does win he plans to
open a restaurant, with its profits
going to help those in need in his
home country of Thailand.
And his prescription for winning
the final?
The doctor admits a cool, calm
exterior may not be preserved
during the competition but the
Sally Guyoncourt
Matthew Kelly will reprise his
role as host of Stars In Their Eyes
for a one-off charity stage show in
Manchester. Kelly, 67, will front Stars
in Their Eyes: The Live Revival in June
in aid of the Prevent Breast Cancer
charity. He said: “I hope the people
of Manchester will help me raise
money for this fantastic charity.”
UNITED STATES
Thief’s prison job bid
was a big mistake
A woman applying for a job at a
New Hampshire county jail was
arrested because she was wanted on
a charge in another state. Kristina
Hoefs applied for the job at the
Hillsborough County Department
of Corrections but workers soon
realised she was being sought over a
theft-related offence in Maine.
3
i WEDNESDAY
11 APRIL 2018
Letter from the
Assistant Editor
Andrew Johnson
i@inews.co.uk
Even republicans have
a soft spot for Harry
I have always been a republican – in
theory. The idea that the taxpayer should
fund lavish lifestyles for a privileged few
who are – let’s be honest – the remnants
of a feudal society, seems bizarre. I know
that the royals bring in the tourists, but
France does well without a monarchy.
And yes, the royals raise funds for
charity, but do they create more than
the taxpayer shells out?
Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding
may be downscaled compared with
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s in
1986 (check out the footage on YouTube,
it was quite the thing) but the estimated
£32m cost could still be better spent
on the homeless and environmental
charities that the couple have asked well
wishers to donate to.
Yet there is something about the way
that Prince William and Harry seem
to be reinventing the monarchy that
makes me pause. The first inklings of
this came when I saw an old photo of
their mother, Princess Diana, holding the
hand of someone with Aids in 1991. At a
time when HIV/Aids was feared to be the
next great plague, this was not only an
incredibly brave thing to do, but pivotal in
changing attitudes.
My next wobble came when I saw the
Queen visit victims of the Manchester
bombing. Someone has to do this, I
thought, who isn’t tainted by politics.
William and Kate, and Harry and
Meghan, do not seem to revel in the
air miles. They appear, rather, to have a
genuine understanding of their ability to
change attitudes: their work on mental
health, for example, has been pivotal in
shifting public perception.
This doesn’t, on its own, remove
the philosophical arguments against
a monarchy. But if their slimmeddown version is the future as many
commentators suggest – and Harry and
Meghan’s wedding guest list appears
to indicate that it is – then they can be a
force for good in society. And it’s a little
harder to argue against that.
Twitter: @andyjey
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NEWS
CRIME
Rudd orders crackdown on criminals on the ‘dark web’
By Hayden Smith
Home Secretary Amber Rudd is to
launch a crackdown on criminals
who exploit the internet underworld
known as the “dark web”.
She will announce a £9m boost to
efforts to tackle offenders who use
the online space to trade in guns,
drugs and child abuse images.
The “dark web” refers to a hidden
layer of the internet that allows site
operators and users to keep their activities hidden.
This anonymity has attracted criminals seeking
to avoid detection by law
enforcement agencies.
Speaking at the CYBERUK security conference in Manchester today,
Ms Rudd will describe the
dark web as a “dark and dangerous place where anonymity em-
boldens people to break the law in
the most horrifying of ways”
and also as a “platform of
dangerous crimes and
horrific abuse”.
A “sickening shopping
list of services and products are available”, the
minister will warn.
She will say the funding
is being provided to “enhance
the UK’s specialist law enforcement
response”, adding: “They will use
this money to help combat the criminals who continually exploit the anonymity of the dark web.”
The details of the measures
planned as part of the cash injection
are not being released for operational reasons.
In addition, £5m has been earmarked for dedicated cyber crime
units so online offenders can be pursued at a regional and local level.
According to the Home Office,
only 30 per cent of local police forces
currently have a cyber capability
that reaches the minimum standard
needed to tackle the online criminals
who operate on the dark web.
The funding is part of a total of
£50m allocated to ensure the criminal justice system is equipped to
investigate and prosecute illegal activity perpetrated in or facilitated by
cyber space.
SOCIAL MEDIA
The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing
of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees in Washington REUTERS
Facebook is ‘in an
arms race with
Russia’, says CEO
By Sally Guyoncourt
The founder and chief executive of
Facebook told US senators last night
that his company was in a constant
battle with Russian operators
seeking to exploit the social network.
“This is an arms race,” said Mark
Zuckerberg. “They’re going to keep
getting better.”
The 33-year-old billionaire was
answering questions about the
Cambridge Analytica data collection
scandal. He also revealed that
Robert Mueller, the special counsel
investigating alleged Russian
meddling in the US presidential
election in 2016, had interviewed
Winner on Wall Street
While the company boss sweated
under the intense interrogation of US
Congress, there was a silver lining for
the social media firm.
Facebook shares soared nearly 5
per cent as Mark Zuckerberg gave his
testimony to a room packed with US
senators. And trading of Facebook
shares eventually closed in the US up
by around 4.5 per cent - the biggest
gain since April 2016.
The stock was already up by about
2.5 per cent as the hearing was set to
begin and gradually rose as Mr Zuckerberg continued to testify.
Facebook staff. Mr Zuckerberg said
he was not among those questioned
but added: “Our work with the
special counsel is confidential and
I want to make sure that in an open
session I’m not revealing something
that’s confidential.”
In February, Mr Mueller’s office
charged 13 Russians with interference
in the 2016 election, along with three
Russian firms, one of which he said
had a “strategic goal to sow discord in
the US political system”.
Mr Zuckerberg said his company
was now developing tools to identify
fake Facebook accounts. He added:
“There are people in Russia whose
job it is to try to exploit our systems
and other internet systems and other
systems as well. We need to invest in
getting better at this too.”
The Facebook chief was appearing
in front of a joint session of several
committees after it emerged that
about 87 million people had their
profile data accessed by a UK political
marketing firm, Cambridge Analytica.
Mr Zuckerberg, who developed
Facebook while at university, began
his testimony with an apology, saying
it was impossible to “start a business
in your dorm room, grow this much
and not make mistakes”.
He added: “We didn’t take a broad
enough view of our responsibility, and
that was a big mistake. And it was my
mistake. And I’m sorry.”
NEWS
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ROYALTY
Prince Harry and Meghan Marlke have turned royal protocol on its
head by snubbing all politicians – including Theresa May, Donald Trump
and Barack Obama – from their wedding guest list.
Instead they have invited ordinary
members of the public who have
served their communities as well as
friends and colleagues to the wedding
in Windsor Castle on 19 May.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “It has been decided that
an official list of political leaders –
both UK and international – is not
required for Prince Harry and Ms
Markle’s wedding.”
Members of the public picked to
share in the couple’s day, by watching the spectacle from the grounds of
Windsor Castle, were revealed earlier and include a 12-year-old schoolThe informality of Harry
and Meghan’s 600-strong
guest list also reflects the smaller
size of their wedding venue,
compared to Westminster
Abbey, which staged the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials.
girl caught up in the Manchester
Arena bombing.
Amelia Thompson, from Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield, has
spent a year recovering from the
trauma she suffered after witnessing
the attack.
She has decided to give her other
ticket to grandmother Sharon Goodman, whose 15-year-old granddaughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy died in
the bombing.
Amelia said: “I was speechless. I
could not respond I was so excited.”
The Prince is also not expected to
become king, unlike older brother
Prince William, who invited a large
number of politicians, heads of state
and other officials to his wedding.
Kensington Palace announced in
March that 1,200 members of the
public would be among the crowds
allowed into the grounds of Windsor
Castle to share in the atmosphere of
the royal wedding.
The group was nominated by
the nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices after Harry and Meghan asked for those picked to come
from a broad range of backgrounds
and ages, including young people
who have shown strong leadership,
and those who have served their
communities.
5
On the guest list
The people’s
wedding: prince
snubs politicians
By Tony Jones
i WEDNESDAY
11 APRIL 2018
Zoe Arundell has already met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Cardiff PA
Pamela Anomneze said she felt
“excited and overwhelmed” to be
one of the chosen guests.
She said: “I got an email
informing me, and I thought
it was an April Fools’
prank.” The motherof-three (right)
described the
honour as “truly
unbelievable”,
saying the engaged
pair are the “world’s
most beautiful
couple”. The 52-year-old,
from Haringey, north London,
will take her 15-year-old son Jude
Anomneze-Collins as her plus one.
Reuben Litherland (below right),
14, who goes to Saint Benedict
Catholic Academy in Derby, is deaf
and has set up a lunchtime sign
language club at school, has also
been invited. His mother
Jacinta Litherland,
who will attend the
wedding with her
son, said: “He is
very excited, and
probably a bit
bewildered.”
Zoe Arundell will
be lucky enough to see
the couple for a second
time, having met them during a
recent visit to Cardiff Castle she
called a “happy day”. The 20-yearold from Penygraig in Wales said
Harry told her she was “definitely
a role model” for her work with the
Valley Kids charity which helps
disadvantaged children and families. She will take as her guest her
grandmother Pat Churches, 62,
who she said “loves the royals”.
PEOPLE
Couple to celebrate their first anniversary in ‘perfect’ style after invitation
By Laura Elston
An inspiring primary school teacher
invited to the royal wedding will be
celebrating his own first wedding anniversary the same weekend.
David Gregory, 28, from Blyth,
Northumberland, is taking his wife,
Hannah, to enjoy the festivities on
19 May. The pair married on 20 May
last year and Mr Gregory described
the invitation as the “perfect” way to
mark their own milestone.
Mr Gregory, who teaches Year 4 at
Newsham Primary School, said: “My
mam wanted to go, the head teacher
wanted to go, but the only thing that
was ever going to happen was for
me and my wife to head down.” He
will be wearing his own wedding suit
for the occasion, but joked that his
26-year-old wife is stopping short of
turning up in her wedding gown.
“We’d always planned on celebrating our one-year anniversary as
you’d expect, but I don’t think it could
have been any more perfect,” he said.
“I felt very comfortable and happy
in my wedding suit so I think that’s
the right way to go. Obviously we
thought about Hannah wearing her
wedding dress as well but we’re not
going to try and steal any limelight.”
Mr Gregory, who was put forward
for an invite by the Lord Lieutenant
of Northumberland, the Duchess of
Northumberland, was singled out for
his work strengthening and celebrating his local community in Blyth.
His recycling initiative with pupils
won a Love Northumberland award,
and he is a driving force behind the
Port of Blyth’s Stem hub, designed to
encourage pupils’ engagement with
Stem subjects.
SCIENCE
CONSUMER
Boy finds rare
hyena-tooth fossil
while on day trip
Breaking news... pink KitKats go on sale
By Sally Guyoncourt
KitKat has revealed plans to sell a
naturally pink chocolate bar from
next week.
UK consumers will be the first in
Europe to try the ruby KitKat after
it proved a success in Japan and
Korea last year.
The new four-finger bar, available
at Tesco from Monday, will cost 85p
– a 25p increase on the milk chocolate variety.
Ruby is manufactured by Zurich-based cocoa producers Barry
Callebaut who unveiled the new
chocolate at a launch event in
Shanghai last September.
The group described the choco-
A budding fossil hunter has hit the
big-time after finding a tiny tooth
while out on a day trip.
Ollie Brockman-Joyce was exploring the Robin Hood cave at Creswell
Crags in Nottinghamshire when he
made the rare discovery.
The dinosaur-mad nine-year-old
found a tooth belonging to an extinct
baby hyena as he toured the limestone gorge with his grandparents.
Stephanie Tristram, a tour guide
at Creswell Crags, told the BBC: “The
caves had been pretty well excavated
150 years ago by the Victorians so to
By Benjamin Butterworth
Ollie Brockman-Joyce said the find
‘meant everything’ CRESWELL CRAGS
find something like this is incredible
and to find a baby hyena’s tooth is
something quite special indeed.”
For the boy from Huddersfield,
who hopes one day to be a palaeontologist, it was a dream come true.
“This means everything to me”,
Ollie said.
The new variety is made with ruby
cocoa beans NESTLÉ UK/PA
late, which took 13 years to develop,
as offering a totally new taste experience that is neither bitter, milky
nor sweet.
The cocoa bean has a character-
istic reddish colour and an intense
berry flavour.
The Ivory Coast, which produces 1.8 million tonnes of the global
cocoa crop, is the main exporter of
the ruby variety, with Ecuador and
Brazil also contributing.
Nestle is promising “an intense
berry-fruitiness taste without the
addition of any flavour or colour”
from the new bar.
Pablo Perversi, chief innovation,
quality and sustainability officer at
Barry Callebaut, said: “I am very
pleased to see the result of our partnership with Nestle.
“Consumers across the world will
be intrigued by the unique taste of
this crispy delight.”
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ECONOMY
Bank of England defends low interest rates during crisis
By Holly Williams
The Bank of England has launched
a defence of its actions during the
financial crisis as it claimed UK
household incomehas risen by nearly
£9,000 thanks to its efforts to boost
the economy.
Bank chief economist Andy Haldane said the average family has benefited to the tune of around £1,500 a
year each from the Monetary Policy
Committee’s moves to slash rates
and support growth since 2008.
Just 4 per cent of households are
£500 or more worse off, according to
the Bank’s analysis of the impact of
record low interest rates and other
policy actions launched in the wake
of the financial crisis.
It follows criticism that the Bank
has contributed to the wealth inequality in the UK and disproportionately hitpensioners.
Since 2007 and the fullblown financial crisis
and recession that followed, the Bank cut
rates from 5.5 per
cent to 0.5 per cent
between February
2008 and March
2009 and injected
£435bn into the economy through quantitative easing.
£9,000
The amount by
which the Bank of
England claims it
has increased UK
household
income
But Mr Haldane – oa member f the Monetary Policy
Committee – insisted the
policies had not worsened wealth inequality
and that without its actions, unemployment
would be higher and
growth lower.
He said that the average household would
have been around 5 per cent
worse off each year had monetary
policy not been loosened in response
to the financial crisis.”
Mr Haldane said: “The material
loosening of UK monetary policy
after 2007 has had a significantly
positive effect on employment, income and wealth, without which
average living standards in the UK
would be materially lower.”
Business, page 38
CHINA
US claims Beijing
has ‘blinked first’
in trade stand-off
By Joe McDonald
IN BEIJING
Supporters of Donald Trump were
last night hailing the US president’s
aggressive stance on America-China
trade imbalances after Beijing appeared to blink first in the stand-off
that has sent shivers around the
world’s stock markets.
President Xi Jinping yesterday
moved to resolve the dispute by
promising to cut car import taxes,
improve intellectual property protection and boost imports.
Mr Xi’s pledges at a business conference came as China filed a World
Trade Organisation challenge over
one aspect of its sprawling conflict
with Mr Trump – last month’s US
tariff hike on steel and aluminium.
Strains over US complaints that
China is flooding global markets with
unfairly low-priced goods and pressuring foreign companies to hand
over technology have spiralled into a
global trade conflict.
Speaking to Chinese and foreign
businesspeople, Mr Xi did not mention Mr Trump or their dispute. He
pledged progress on areas that are
US priorities including opening
China’s banking industry but gave
no direct response to Mr Trump’s
demands such as ending requirements for foreign companies to work
through joint ventures that require
them to provide technology to potential Chinese competitors.
Analysts saw Mr Xi’s speech as an
overture to help resolve the stand-off
that has fuelled fears that the world’s
economy may suffer if other governments raise import barriers.
Mr Trump has threatened to raise
tariffs on Chinese goods worth $50bn
(335bn). Beijing fired back with its
own $50bn list of US goods for possible retaliation. In his speech, Mr Xi
tried to position China as a defender
Foreign companies
complain that Beijing is
squeezing them out of promising
parts of the state-dominated
economy.
of free trade, despite its status as the
most closed major economy, in response to Mr Trump’s “America first”
calls for import restrictions and trade
deals more favourable to the US.
Mr Xi said Beijing would “significantly lower” tariffs on car imports
this year and ease restrictions on
foreign ownership in the automotive
industry “as soon as possible”. He
also promised to encourage “normal
technological exchange”. AP
AUSTRALIA
China warned
against military
base in Vanuatu
By Rod McGuirk
IN CANBERRA
Australia and New Zealand
have warned China against
building any military base in the
South Pacific, following media
reports that the Chinese have
proposed a permanent stronghold
in Vanuatu.
Fairfax Media reported that
China had approached the former
French colony (above) about
building a permanent military
presence in the South Pacific.
China and Vanuatu denied the
reports. The Australian Prime
Minister, Malcolm Turnbull,
said Vanuatu also assured his
government that “no such request
has been made” by China.
“We would view with great
concern the establishment of any
foreign military bases in those
Pacific island countries and
neighbours of ours,” Mr Turnbull
told reporters. AP
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BREXIT
Tusk furious
at ‘saddest
moment in
European
history’
By Michael McHugh
Mr Trump said US
bombers could be
in action within
days AFP/GETTY
May backs Trump and Macron in
response to claims of Assad attack
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May put the Syrian ruler
Bashar al-Assad on notice that he
will be “held to account” by the West
if it is confirmed his regime carried
out a chemical weapons attack on his
own people.
As Donald Trump cleared the way
for air strikes on Syria, Mrs May
promised the President that Britain
would work closely with the US to
prevent a repeat of the alleged poison
gas assault that left dozens dead in
the rebel-held town of Douma.
But she is facing conflicting pressure over whether to authorise British involvement without receiving
the explicit backing of Parliament,
which is in recess.
The former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said: “In view of the
enormity of what has been done, if
there is a way of preventing its recurrence by the limited use of force that is
one thing and I would be supportive.”
Theresa May faces conflicting
pressure about seeking support from
Parliament for a Syrian strike AP
But Julian Lewis, the chairman of
the Defence Select Committee, said:
“When we are contemplating military intervention in other people’s
conflicts, Parliament ought to be consulted first. In Syria, neither side de-
SYRIA
Global chemical
weapons experts
to visit Douma
By Anthony Deutsch
IN AMSTERDAM
Inspectors with the global chemical
weapons watchdog will travel to the
Syrian town of Douma to investigate
reports of an attack there that killed
as many as 60 people, the agency announced yesterday.
Syria has been asked to “make the
necessary arrangements for such a
deployment,” the Organisation for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
serves our support: the choice there
is ‘monsters or maniacs’.”
CNN quoted a US official as saying
that the US government is most likely
to co-ordinate with France on a response to the poison attack because
of concerns Mrs May would not receive approval from MPs for strikes.
On a day dominated by the Syrian
crisis, she held talks with the French
President Emmanuel Macron who
has made clear his support for rapid
action by calling for a “forceful” response to the atrocity.
She also chaired a meeting of her
“war cabinet”, the National Security
Council, which includes senior ministers, military chiefs and intelligence
experts. In interviews yesterday, the
Prime Minister refused to be drawn
on whether Britain would join air
strikes against the Syrian government’s military installations.
The White House announced that
Mr Trump had cancelled a planned
visit to South America to “oversee
the American response to Syria
During a visit to
Cambridge, Mrs May
condemned the “barbaric attack”
on Douma. She said: “Obviously
we are working urgently with
our allies and partners to assess
what has happened.”
and monitor developments around
the world”.
Although he has indicated that
American bombers could go into action within days, the US is also keen
not to act unilaterally.
Following Mrs May’s talks with
the US and French leaders, a Downing Street spokesman said: “They
agreed that reports of a chemical
weapons attack in Syria were utterly reprehensible and, if confirmed,
represented further evidence of the
Assad regime’s appalling cruelty
against its own people and total disregard for its legal obligations not to
use these weapons.”
DIPLOMACY
“This has coincided with a request
from the Syrian Arab Republic and
the Russian Federation to investigate
the allegations of chemical weapons
use in Douma. The team is preparing
to deploy to Syria shortly.”
The suspected chemical weapons
attack late on Saturday injured more
than 1,000 people at several sites in
Douma – a town near the capital Damascus – according to the Union of
Medical Care Organisations. The Syrian government and its backer Russia
deny chemical weapons were used.
Doctors and eyewitnesses have
said victims showed symptoms of
poisoning, possibly by a nerve agent,
and reported the smell of chlorine
gas. REUTERS
Russia vetoes UN inquiry resolution
By Kate Holton
The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said Russia was holding the Syrian people to ransom by failing to back
a UN resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame
for alleged chemical weapons attacks
in the country.
Twelve council members voted in
favour, while Bolivia joined Russia
in voting no, and China abstained.
A Security Council resolution needs
nine votes in favour and no vetoes by
Russia, China, France, Britain or the
United States to pass.
“Hugely disappointing that Russia
vetoed the proposal at the UN for an
independent investigation into Syrian
chemical attacks,” Mr Johnson said.
“Russia is holding the Syrian
people to political ransom by supporting a regime responsible for at
least four heinous chemical attacks
against its people.”
The UK’s ambassador to the UN,
Karen Pierce, said it was a “sad day
for the Security Council” and “for the
people of Douma”.
Ms Pierce said: “By vetoing, Russia has crossed the line in the international order.”
European Council President Donald Tusk has said Brexit makes
him furious.
He also called on Europe to
unite during a speech in Dublin.
The statesman warned that it
would take very little time to demolish the structures of peace and
unity built up in the Continent.
To applause, he said: “I don’t like
Brexit. Actually, I believe Brexit
is one of the saddest moments in
21st-century European history.
“In fact, sometimes I am even
furious about it.”
Last month, Mr Tusk said that
EU leaders wanted to see positive
momentum in the negotiations to
finalise a solution avoiding a hard
Irish border.
The leaders agreed to proceed
to the next stage of Brexit talks
surrounding a transitional deal
between the UK and EU.
Mr Tusk added: “This year will
be about Brexit, mainly, unfortunately. Instead of integration, I will
be dealing with disintegration, in
fact, some kind of damage control
process, and my main focus will
be to eliminate, or at least reduce
negative side-effects of Brexit,
with the Irish question, of course,
in the centre of my attention.”
European and British negotiators are seeking a solution to
Northern Ireland’s border with
the Republic after Brexit.
Visiting Ireland on the 20th
anniversary of the Good Friday
peace agreement in Northern Ireland, he warned of the potential
for conflict in Europe.
“Today it is not enough to call
for unity and to protest against
multiple speeds.
“It is much more important that
we all respect our common rules,
such as human rights and civil
liberties, freedom of speech and
freedom of assembly, checks and
balances, and the rule of law.
He said they had many reasons
to be satisfied, as a generation
which has united Europe, but “as
many reasons for concern”.
Donald Tusk said his focus would
be on damage control PA
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NEWS
LABOUR
MP stays in Shadow
Cabinet despite doubts
over Brexit policy
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
A Labour frontbencher has survived
in his Shadow Cabinet post despite
casting doubt over two key features
of Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit.
Barry Gardiner provoked turmoil
in the party after a tape emerged in
which he dismissed as “bollocks” one
of the tests set for Theresa May by
the Labour leader. He also suggested
that the Irish government and Sinn
Féin had “played up” worries that
leaving the EU could harm the Good
Friday Agreement.
Speaking to MEPs, the shadow International Trade Secretary took aim
at Mr Corbyn’s six tests for the eventual Brexit deal. One is that it should
deliver the “exact same benefits” as
if Britain remained in the European
single market and customs union.
He told the meeting: “Well let’s just
take one test – the ‘exact same benefits’. Bollocks. Always has been.”
Mr Corbyn indicated that his shadow minister had been rebuked by the
party leadership.“We have had a conversation with him. It’s quite clear he
does support our strategy of holding
the Government to account,” he said.
Mr Gardiner’s comments on the
Good Friday Agreement emerged on
the 20th anniversary of the historic
peace deal. All sides have agreed that
it is crucial that nothing is done in the
Brexit process to undermine it.
But Mr Gardiner said: “We must...
recognise there are real economic
reasons why people have played up
the issue of the Irish border and the
need to have the shibboleth of the
Good Friday Agreement.”
Responding to the furore, Mr Gardiner said: “The Good Friday Agreement is a vital and essential part of the
relationship between the UK and the
Republic of Ireland.” He said he was
“deeply sorry that my informal remarks... led to [a] misunderstanding”.
The Brexit minister Steve
Baker said: “If Labour’s own
top team think Jeremy Corbyn’s
Brexit policy is rubbish, what
confidence in him are the public
meant to have?”
Tony Blair and Bill Clinton celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in Belfast REUTERS
POLITICS
Clinton urges Northern Ireland to use ‘its gift’ wisely
By Lesley-Anne McKeown
The Good Friday Agreement was
the “work of genius” and a “precious
gift”, former US president Bill
Clinton has said.
Speaking in Belfast yesterday to
mark the 20th anniversary of the
historic 1998 peace accord, he urged
the people of Northern Ireland to
“inspire” the world again.
“The Good Friday Agreement is
the work of genius that’s applicable
if you care at all about preserving
democracy,” he said.
“It called for a real democracy,
majority rule, minority rights,
individual rights, the rule of law,
the end of violence, shared political
decision-making, shared economic
benefits, shared special relations,
maintained the relationship with the
UK, expanded the relationship with
the Irish Republic.”
Mr Clinton, who was later given
the Freedom of Belfast, told his
audience not to underestimate
the work done by people of
different persuasions.
“These people gave you a gift,”
he said. “People who lost loved ones
and bore scars; the women’s groups;
everybody, they gave you a gift.
Make the most of it. Remember you
inspired the world 20 years ago, you
can do it all over again.”
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The Russian embassy in London has
accused British authorities of the
“abduction” of Yulia Skripal and her
father Sergei, a former double agent,
after she was released from hospital.
The Russian nationals were
poisoned more than a month ago with
a nerve agent thought to have been
ordered by Moscow, leaving the pair
fighting for their lives at Salisbury
District Hospital.
Ms Skripal’s release was confirmed
yesterday morning, with her father’s
health said to be improving – despite
grave fears that he would not
survive coming into contact with the
military-grade nerve agent Novichok
in Salisbury on 4 March.
Ms Skripal, 33, is believed to have
been taken to a secure location
amid continued diplomatic fall-out
between the two countries. The
embassy remains perturbed by the
UK’s refusal to grant Ms Skripal’s
cousin, Viktoria, a visa to visit her.
In a series of statements posted on
social media following Ms Skripal’s
release from hospital, the Russian
embassy said: “Secret resettlement
of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from
any contact with their family will be
seen as an abduction or at least as
their forced isolation.”
Ms Skripal’s release was met with a
similar broadside from the embassy,
which has repeatedly criticised the
handling of the investigation into the
attack. In a statement, a spokesman
said: “We congratulate Yulia on her
recovery. Yet we need urgent proof
that what is being done to her is done
on her own free will.”
Earlier, Dr Christine Blanshard,
the medical director at Salisbury
District Hospital, said of the Skripals:
“Both patients have responded
exceptionally well to treatment. But,
equally, both patients are at different
stages in their recovery.”
She said it was not the end of Ms
Skripal’s treatment but a “significant
milestone”, adding that Mr Skripal’s
health had also improved.
The Russian embassy wrote:
“Media reports that Yulia has left
hospital for a ‘secure location’
cause concern as they mean that
British authorities are continuing
their policy of isolating her from
the public, concealing evidence
and blocking an impartial and
independent investigation.”
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CRIME
Moscow claims UK
‘abducted’ Yulia
Skripal following
hospital release
By Ryan Hooper
i WEDNESDAY
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Russian
who died in
UK ‘feared
going home’
By Katie Grant
Yulia Skripal (above) is believed to have been taken to a safe location; Dr Christine
Blanshard (below) gives an update outside Salisbury Hospital PA
Russian embassy officials
have sent another
communiqué to the Foreign
Office demanding a meeting with
Ms Skripal in line with the Vienna
Convention, “which the British
authorities continue to violate”.
A Russian whistle-blower died in
the UK less than a month after
winning a legal battle against a
firm run by the prime suspect in
the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning, an inquest has heard.
Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44,
collapsed while out jogging near
his home in Weybridge, Surrey,
in November 2012, hours after returning from a trip to Paris.
Mr Perepilichnyy had been
helping the specialist investment
firm Hermitage Capital Management uncover a £150m Russian
money-laundering operation.
It is believed the businessman
may have been poisoned with a
highly toxic compound that can
be found in the plant Gelsemium
elegans. An inquest into his death
heard Mr Perepilichnyy won a
claim worth millions of pounds
against the Russian firm Dzhirsa,
which is run by Dmitry Kovtun.
A public inquiry into the death
of Mr Litvinenko concluded that
the Russian spy was poisoned by
Mr Kovtun and his accomplice,
Andrei Lugovoi, in 2006.
Giving evidence via video from
Moscow, Dmitry Lipkin, a lawyer,
said he flew to London to meet Mr
Perepilichnyy in November 2010
because the businessman “feared
for his life” in his home country.
A lawyer for Surrey Police said
no “identifiable toxin was identified in Mr Perepilichnyy’s body”.
The inquest continues.
SOCIETY
HEALTH
Young are
more lonely
than older
neighbours
Cancer research unit to be built on blaze site
including the appointment of a
minister with a specific brief to lead
the Government’s response.
The Prime Minister’s intervention
came after previous research found
more than nine million people feel
lonely either often or always, while
about 200,000 older people have not
had a conversation with a friend or
relative in more than a month.
By Hayden Smith
The ONS report said 5 per cent
of 16-year-olds and over in
Yo u n g p e o p l e a r e
England reported feeling
significantly more
lonely often or all of the
likely to be affected by
time in 2016-17, and 16
loneliness than older
per cent felt lonely
age groups.
sometimes and 24 per
Percentage
of
Researchers found
cent occasionally.
young people
that loneliness can
N e a rl y a t h i r d
aged 16 to 24 who
affect people at all
(31 per cent) said
reported
feeling
stages of life and
they experience
lonely often or all
warned social media
loneliness hardly ever
the time
could be exacerbating
and more than one in
the problem, particularly
five (23 per cent) said they
among younger generations.
never do. Those aged 16-24
The figures were released by were significantly more likely to
the Office for National Statistics report feeling lonely often or always.
(ONS), which was tasked with
Cal Strode, of the Mental Health
compiling data as part of a drive to Foundation, said loneliness is
tackle loneliness launched by the “not necessarily down to a lack of
Government earlier this year.
people. Technology, including social
I n Ja n u a r y, T h e r e s a M ay media, could be exacerbating social
announced a range of measures isolation,”he added.
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By Sally Wardle
A state-of-the-art cancer research
facility is to be built at the Christie
Hospital in Manchester, on a site
that was devastated by fire.
The blaze started on the roof of
the Paterson building, home to the
Cancer Research UK Manchester
Institute, on 26 April last year, causing significant structural damage.
Around 300 scientists and support staff have been temporarily relocated to Alderley Park in Cheshire
as a result. The multimillion-pound
development “embraces a great opportunity to transform the disaster
of the Paterson building fire into a
bold and exciting future”, a spokesman for the Christie said.
Researchers and clinicians will be
integrated in the building, to develop
new team approaches to science.
The project will be led by the
Christie, on behalf of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a partnership between the hospital, the
University of Manchester and Can-
cer Research UK. Moves are under
way to secure formal approval and
it is hoped the building will be completed in early 2021.
Sir Harpal Kumar, chief executive
of Cancer Research UK, said: “Manchester researchers and scientists
in our institute and centre have
faced a tough 11 months following
the devastating fire. But we are now
delighted to announce proposals to
build this facility... which will create
exciting opportunities for breakthroughs and future discoveries.”
HEALTH
NHS purchase of disposable cups ‘out of control’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The NHS in England has purchased
more than half a billion disposable
cups over the past five years,
figures show.
One London trust, Guy’s and
St Thomas’, purchased almost 30
million cups over a five-year period,
with 6,258,249 purchased in one
year alone.
Some 174 NHS acute, mental
health and community trusts
responded to Freedom of
Information requests. Together,
they had purchased 609,830,335
disposable cups over the past five
years – the equivalent of more than
334,000 cups per day.
Greenpeace UK said the figures
demonstrated “just how out of
control our relationship with singleuse plastic has become”.
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ENERGY
CONSUMER
World’s most powerful wind
turbine is installed in Scotland
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
The world’s most powerful wind
turbine has been installed in
Scottish waters despite being
opposed by Donald Trump, who
complained that it would ruin the
views from his golf course.
The 191-metre-high device off
the Aberdeenshire coast has three
80m-long blades, which in a single
rotation can generate enough
electricity to power the average
UK home for an entire day.
The turbine is the first of 11
which will make up the European
Offshore Wind Deployment
Centre (EOWDC), where next
generation technolog y will
be trialled. It was installed by
Swedish state-owned energy
firm Vattenfall despite the project
being hit by a series of delays,
including a legal challenge from
the US President.
Mr Trump claimed that the
“ugly” wind farm would be visible
from his multimillion-pound
golf development at Balmedie,
north of Aberdeen, and should
be scrapped. But the Scottish
Government approved the plans
in a decision upheld by the UK
Supreme Court.
British Gas set to
raise energy bills
by £60 per year
announcement of an unjustified
price rise in its default tariff when
British Gas is to raise energy bills customers are already paying more
for 4.1 million dual-fuel customers than they need to,” she said.
on its standard variable tariff by
“This is why the Government is
an average of 5.5 per cent, blaming introducing a new price cap by this
the move on rising wholesale prices winter to guarantee that consumers
for gas and electricity and
are protected from poor value
the costs of implementing
tariffs and further bring
government policies.
down the £1.4bn a year
The price of British
consumers have been
Gas’s SVT will rise
overpaying the Big Six
by about £60 a year
[energy firms].
Number of dualto £1,161 for a typical
British Gas said its
fuel customers
dual-fuel customer.
SVT “default tariff ”
affected
by
the
The owner of
was withdrawn for
increase in British
British Gas, Centrica,
new customers last
Gas prices
blamed the increase on
month and all existing
government initiatives
customers were being
such as the roll-out of smart
“contacted to encourage
meters and schemes to reduce
them to choose one of our fixedcarbon emissions,
term deals”. The price rise will not
It argued that the funding of “all affect 3.7 million customers who are
Government policy costs should on fixed-term contracts, prepayment
be paid for in a fairer way such meters or classed as vulnerable.
as through general taxation”. In
Chief executive Mark Hodges said:
November, British Gas said it was “This increase we are announcing
scrapping SVTs for new customers today is beyond our control.”
ahead of government plans to
impose a price cap on costly energy
products, which it warned could
Money Saving Expert’s
have “unintended consequences”.
Martin Lewis said the price
Claire Perry Claire, the Minister
rise could encourage other firms
of State for Energy and Clean
to follow suit. He added: “British
Grow th, described the price
Gas faces the full first-mover flak;
rise as “unjustified” and urged
it can sneak in afterwards knowing
customers to switch suppliers. “We
it will be less of a hit.”
are disappointed by British Gas’s
By Ravender Sembhy
4.1m
Pet power to the people
Schoolchildren made the most of
their Easter holiday by learning
about the work of the London
Animal Hospital, in Camberwell,
south London, as it celebrated its
first birthday yesterday. The centre
is open 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year and provides affordable
emergency veterinary care
for the pets of Camberwell and
surrounding areas.
TIM IRELAND/PA
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CRIME
‘Vaccine may
help control
nut allergies’
By Sally Guyoncourt
A handwritten message (left) written
by the children of burglar Henry
Vincent (above) was left in place
as dozens of floral tributes to him
were removed by residents in Hither
Green, south-east London (below) PA
Flowers left for Hither Green burglar
torn down and branded an ‘insult’
By Florence Snead
Tributes to an intruder who died in
a botched burglary were torn down
repeatedly after the memorial was
deemed “an insult” to the pensioner
whose home was targeted.
Flowers, cards and balloons were
left overnight on Monday opposite
the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks,
78, after he fatally stabbed Henry
Vincent, 37, last week.
Mr Vincent’s relatives returned to
Mr Osborn-Brook’s house in Hither
Green, south-east London, yesterday
to reinstate the memorial after their
first offering was dismantled.
Elvina Lee, who said she was
Vincent’s first cousin, said those
responsible for pulling the tributes
down were “scum” and labelled Mr
Osborn-Brooks a “murderer”.
However, the second shrine was
dismantled by a man who said
the flowers were an “insult” to Mr
Osborn-Brooks. Video footage also
emerged of a man ripping down
some of the flowers left for Vincent
on Monday night.
Saverimuthu Augustine, 78, said
some flowers had been attached to
his property. He said: “I’m annoyed
they put them on my fence.
“If it’s a normal person it’s different,
By Sally Guyoncourt
A father and son have admitted
attacking animal welfare workers
who were monitoring a fox hunt,
leaving one with a broken neck.
George Grant, the Belvoir Hunt’s
terrier man, and his son, Thomas
Grant, pleaded guilty at Leicester
Crown Court yesterday to inflicting
grievous bodily harm on a fox hunt
investigator, Darryl Cunnington, and
actual bodily harm on another animal
welfare worker, Roger Swain.
The defendants, from Belvoir, also
admitted the theft of a video camera
In January, Vincent was
named and pictured
by Kent Police investigating a
distraction burglary in which
jewellery and valuables were
stolen from a man in his 70s.
had installed new locks on his house
since last Wednesday’s raid.
He said the tributes should have
been left alone to “die off”, adding:
“I’m worried these people might
come back and cause a rumpus.”
Mr Osborn-Brooks was arrested
on suspicion of murder and released
on bail, but was told on Friday that no
action would be taken.
Scotland Yard said it was seeking
Vincent’s alleged accomplice, Billy
Jeeves, 28, in connection with the
failed burglary.
His burnt-out Vauxhall Astra van
was found on Saturday in St Mary
Cray, near Orpington, Kent.
LEGAL
COURTS
Father and son
admit attack
on fox hunt
investigator
but he went and burgled a house – it
could have been my house.”
Several police vehicles were
parked outside Mr Osborn-Brooks’
house throughout the day, though the
pensioner was not there.
A man who said he had lived in the
street for more than 30 years said he
and criminal damage of a memory
card and will be sentenced in June.
The attack took place in March
2016, when Mr Cunnington, a former
police officer, and Mr Swain were
filming the Belvoir Hunt on behalf
of the animal welfare charity League
Against Cruel Sports.
The two were punched and pushed
off an escarpment, and their filming
equipment was stolen.
Mr Cunnington, who served with
the Leicestershire force for 29 years,
suffered a broken vertebra in his
neck in the attack.
He said yesterday: “Hopefully, this
will send out a message to all hunts
that they cannot carry out assaults
on people who wish to monitor their
activities. If they are operating within
the law as they claim, then they have
nothing to hide.
“By attacking monitors and
stealing camera equipment they
have shown they fear their hunting
activities being recorded, and the
possibility of prosecution.”
Vet faces jail for selling sick
and dying dogs as pets
By Isobel Frodsham
A vet who helped an illegal puppyfarming gang con animal-lovers
into buying sick and dying dogs is
facing jail.
Daniel Doherty, 49, claimed thousands of puppies were family-friendly domesticated pets when they had
been imported or reared on farms.
He also signed off immunisation certificates, falsely claiming the dogs
had been treated for worms and fleas
and were clear of deadly viruses.
Some of the pets fell seriously ill or
even died within days of arriving at
their new homes, despite Doherty’s
assurance of a clean bill of health.
Doherty, who runs two MyVet24-7
surgeries in Uxbridge and Hillingdon,
charged £16 per puppy for the bogus
papers, Isleworth crown court heard.
Daniel Doherty provided bogus health
checks and vaccination cards RSPCA
The RSPCA believes he earned more
than £75,000 during a six-year scam.
Doherty, who lives in Iver, Buckinghamshire, denied fraud by false
representation but was found guilty
by a jury yesterday. The vet will be
sentenced next month alongside five
co-conspirators. EVENING STANDARD
A new vaccine may offer hope to
peanut allergy sufferers, new research suggested.
Scientists at the University
of Michigan in the US have been
treating mice suffering from a
peanut allergy with three monthly
doses of a nasal vaccine.
And it appears to have protected the creatures from allergic reactions when exposed to peanuts.
The findings, published in the
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, are part of an almost
20-year study into developing a
vaccine agent for the condition.
Study author Dr Jessica
O’Konek said: “We’re changing
the way the immune cells respond
upon exposure to allergens.
“Importantly, we can do this
after allergy is established, which
provides for potential therapy of
allergies in humans.
“By re-directing the immune responses, our vaccine not only suppresses the response but prevents
the activation of cells that would
initiate allergic reactions.”
Dr O’Konek added: “Our goal
is to change the immune system’s
response by developing a therapeutic vaccine for food allergies.”
CRIME
60% increase in
children treated
for stab wounds
By May Bulman
The number of children aged 16
and under treated for stab wounds
in hospitals has soared more than
60 per cent in the last five years,
showing a “disturbing” trend of
younger victims of knife crimes.
NHS figures reveal that the
number of stab victims in England
aged 10 to 16 rose by 63 per cent
between 2011-12 and 2016-17 – four
times the rate of increase in the
population as a whole.
It comes as a spate of violence
in London has seen 10 teenagers
killed since the start of the year
alone, seven of them with knives.
The latest data shows 285 minors were treated for “assaults
with a sharp object” in 2016-17,
compared with 175 in 2012-13.
The biggest increase was
among 15-year-olds, up by 85 per
cent since 2012, from 52 to 96.
In the past three years, it is the
10-14 age group that has seen the
largest increase, up 93 per cent
from 29 to 56.
Tom Isaac, a youth worker who
supports stabbing victims at a
paediatrics unit in South London,
said there had been an “obvious
and disturbing” fall in the ages of
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NATURE
Ecologist spots benefits of reintroducing lynx
prey on sheep, meaning that farmers may have to take steps to protect
their flocks from the predators.
It also suggests farmers whose
sheep are killed could be offered
compensation or given the right to
shoot the animals if their livelihoods
are being threatened. “Attacks by
lynx on sheep grazed in open pasture
are relatively rare, but occasionally
happen,” said Dr Hetherington.
Switzerland’s 250 lynx kill 20 to
50 animals each year, while preying
on 12,500 roe deer and chamois
annually, he added.
Martin Kennedy, vice president of
the National Farmers’ Union Scotland, said: “It’s all very well receiving
compensation, but that doesn’t allow
for the psychological impact that this
scale of losses has on farmers.”
He said that lynx attacks were “the
reason many farmers in Norway are
giving up the industry”.
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
Scotland would be able to support a
population of at least 400 wild lynx,
but the predators would also be likely
to target farmers’ sheep, according
to research by a leading ecologist.
In a book examining the reintroduction of lynx to Scotland, Dr David
Hetherington says the animals could
thrive in the Highland forests.
Lynx have been absent from
Scotland for more than 400
years due to deforestation and
hunting, but since the 1970s several
other European countries have
reintroduced the species.
Dr Hetherington says that lynx
would bring “tangible benefits”
including natural deer control and
tourism and little significant impact
on threatened species such as
wildcats and capercaillie.
By preying on woodland deer,
which currently lack natural
predators, the lynx could reduce
their damaging impact on forestry
and other wildlife.
He called their reintroduction
a “milestone for British
nature conservation”.
However, his book also acknowledges that lynx would be likely to
Sheep farmers fear the reintroduction of lynx to Scotland would result in a significant loss of livestock LAURENT GESLIN
SPORT
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
I feel like a grandma, says hockey
captain ahead of 300th match
By Lizzie Edmonds
The England hockey captain Alex
Danson admitted that she was “emotional” about making her 300th
international appearance at the Commonwealth Games – because it made
her feel “like a bit of a grandma”.
The 32-year-old (inset), who played
her first international match at 16,
said she felt honoured to have represented her country so many times.
The milestone will be reached tomorrow when England play their
semi-final.
“It has crept up on me a bit,” she
said. “Well, it makes me feel like a
The Scottish Government
said it had no plans to
reintroduce lynx to Scotland,
and added: “Applications to
release large carnivores in or
near Scotland would be very
carefully scrutinised.”
bit of a grandma. It is a massive honour to have played that many
matches for my team.” She
added: “I am a reflective
person. I think on the day
I will be in game mode – I
will just go out there and
do the job. But when I get
home, it will be emotional
to reflect on how much hockey has changed in my career.
“I am still in disbelief most of the
time that I am playing at this level,
let alone that I have made a career of
it.” Danson, who was part of the goldwinning GB team at the Rio 2016 Olympics, credited her teammates with
helping her achieve a long career.
“I would never have been able to
do it if I wasn’t surrounded by a team
of the most talented and determined
women and people that believe in the
team. They are part of the magic formula. And I mean everyone –
team and staff.”
Danson said there was
a strong “sisterhood” in
the squad: “We see each
other every day – probably more than we see
family, partners. We have
very close friendships.”
EVENING STANDARD
Sport, page 49
Venue to be revamped for £70m
By Sally Guyoncourt
Theresa May will today announce
a £70m revamp of Birmingham’s
Alexander Stadium into a worldclass athletics venue ready for the
2022 Commonwealth Games.
The arena will host track and
field athletes from across the
Commonwealth, as well as the
opening and closing ceremonies.
The Prime Minister is expected
to praise Birmingham’s “dynamism,
diversity and ambition” as symbolic
of the Commonwealth. The city will
receive the Commonwealth Games
baton from officials in the Gold
Coast at the closing ceremony this
Sunday. One of Birmingham’s most
This Saturday, in your
Cariad Lloyd
‘I started grieving for my
father, loudly and in public,
and it made all the difference’
successful and best-known bands,
ELO, will have a role in the event.
Under the new proposals, the
stadium’s capacity will be increased
from 12,700 to 40,000.
However, after the Games it will
drop to 20,000. Community sports
facilities within the new stand, a
permanent warm-up track and a
new conference meeting space will
also be created.
Mrs May will announce the
investment when she visits the
Alexander Stadium to meet young
aspiring athletes.
The budget for the Games will
be released once a full review has
been completed in the run-up to the
Games in 2022.
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NEW ALBUM
The time has
passed for
intervention
Brexit is the
main threat
to stability
Why is
Hungary’s PM
so divisive?
Going online
will not solve
its problems
Walls closing
in on founder
of Facebook
The sound of
a rapper in
her prime
HuffingtonPos t
The Independent
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Times
The Quietus
It remains absolutely
right that we help
to end the genocide
of a people by its
tyrannical leader, but
we are hamstrung by
Russia’s intervention
and the UN’s sclerotic
progress at the peace
talks. Realistically, the
time for interventions
is long past
(Alicia Kearns)
EveningStandard
It is in Britain’s
interests that the taboo
against the use of
chemical weapons is
maintained. When our
closest allies, the US
and France, act in a just
cause, then we should
expect to be alongside
them. If we do not, the
values we hold dearly
will be diminished.
(Editorial)
Quote of
the day
There are some
who argue that
the agreement
has outlived
its usefulness.
They are wrong.
Hillary Clinton
The US politician on
Northern Ireland’s
Good Friday
Agreement
The fundamental
problem is that
while the war is
over, unionists and
republicans remain
locked in a battle
for the very soul of
Northern Ireland. Is its
future still within the
United Kingdom, or are
we moving towards a
united Ireland?
(Ben Kelly)
Financial Times
Northern Ireland
has had no executive
for 15 months. But
it says something of
its durability that the
principal threat to
the agreement is an
external shock: Brexit,
not the document’s
inherent frailties or
the intransigence of
its signatories.
(Janan Ganesh)
Why is his reputation
so bad? The former
Communists have
suckered Western
liberals and the
left into believing
that Orban is evil
personified. The
Guardian ran a column
suggesting that voters
should support the
neo-Nazis in Hungary
to dislodge him.
(Tibor Fischer)
The crisis exposes a
huge disagreement
about what constitutes
teaching, and why
it is a worthwhile
activity. Is it a way to
produce exam results
and certificates of
employability, or is
the purpose to share
whatever makes a
subject worth studying
for itself?
(Editorial)
This is a scandal
that began and was
exposed in Britain. But
somehowZuckerberg’s
refusal to appear before
our Digital, Culture,
Media and Sport Select
Committee has been
greeted with deference
a nd shrugging
indifference by any MP
with enough clout to
make a fuss.
(Hugo Rifkind)
Invasion of Privacy finds
a rapper in her prime,
cleverly shaping her
own stardom and –
hopefully – carving out
a path that continues
to usher female MCs
into the mainstream.
Shamelessly sexual,
caustically comic and
with breathtaking flow,
Cardi B stands proud as
one of trap’s finest.
(Tara Joshi)
Russia Today
Daily Mail
USA Today
NME
Orban’s victory
is a huge win for
anti-EU parties and
a humiliation for
Brussels. The leader
has been a thorn in
Brussels’ side in recent
years – his staunchly
anti-migration stance
perhaps the biggest
bone of contention.
(Danielle Ryan)
The academics have
a point when they
argue that moving
the OU online and
losing face-to-face
teaching will dilute
its unique appeal. If
the OU becomes just
another jumped-up
correspondence
course, it will die.
(Dominic Sandbrook)
Zuckerberg has relied
upon legions of
underlings and press
releases to shield him
from accountability.
The burden is on the
Senate and House
committees to press
home the attack
on his elaborately
crafted image.
(Ross K Baker)
This is a remarkably
confident and
compelling debut from
a superstar who has
put in the graft. “My
little 15 minutes lasting
long as hell, huh?” she
boasts nonchalantly on
the final track. On this
evidence, it’s going to
last a lot longer yet.
(Nick Levine)
LifeInBrief
DRUE HEINZ PHILANTHROPIST AND PUBLISHER
Drue Heinz, who has died aged 103,
was a British-born former actress who
married an heir to the Heinz foods
empire and became a philanthropist
and the publisher of the Paris Review.
She was a quiet but influential force in
the cultural life of the US and Britain
for decades.
Heinz was born Doreen Mary English
to Irish parents living in Norfolk. Her
father, Patrick, was an Army officer and
her mother was Edith Wodehouse.
Little is known about her early years,
but it is believed that she may have
worked for the British intelligence
service during the Second World War.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s,
she became an actress, first under her
own name and later as Drue Mallory.
She had small parts in several films,
including Uneasy Terms (1948) and
Three Came Home (1950).
In 1953, she married Henry J “Jack”
Heinz II, the grandson of the founder of
Heinz Foods. It was the third marriage
for both of them. Jack was chief
executive of the family firm from 1941
to 1966, and died in 1987. The couple
devoted much of their philanthropy
to Pittsburgh, the home base of the
Heinz family’s enterprises, and were
instrumental in the development of the
city’s cultural district in the 1970s.
Heinz, who often stayed awake all
night reading, counted among her
friends the artist Andy Warhol and the
writers Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter,
Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.
Although she rarely gave interviews,
she was known for the glittering parties
she held at her homes in New York and
London, where royalty, rock stars and
political leaders might mingle with
struggling poets.
Heinz was a long-time friend of the
Paris Review’s founding editor, George
Plimpton, and was the magazine’s
publisher from 1993 to 2007. She
sometimes contributed articles to it,
including a 1995 interview with the
poet Ted Hughes. In 1970, Heinz became
the principal benefactor of Antaeus, a
quarterly journal that the playwright
Tennessee Williams called “the most
distinguished literary magazine in the
English language”. It closed in 1994.
Heinz helped to launch Ecco Press in
1971. It became a leading publisher of
poetry and classic works of literature
by authors such as Anton Chekhov,
Charles Dickens and Herman Melville.
In Pittsburgh, Heinz endowed a
lecture series and the Drue Heinz
Literature Prize, an annual fiction
award. In the 1980s, she bought
Hawthornden Castle on the River
North Esk in Midlothian, which was the
home of the poet William Drummond
in the 17th century. She maintained a
residence there but also transformed
it into a writers’ retreat. Heinz later
underwrote the Hawthornden Prize,
a literary award, and endowed a
professorship in American literature
at Oxford University. She was on the
boards of many cultural institutions,
including the Carnegie Museum of Art
in Pittsburgh, the American Academy
in Rome and the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York City.
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Died 30 March 2018
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Britain cannot seduce former colonies
Condescending Brexiteers need to get real about trade deals
T
he Commonwealth
Games opened in
Australia a week
ago. More than 6,000
athletes and officials
have gathered in Gold
Coast. Prince Charles dressed up in
“native” costume, and looked willing
and silly. Since Brexit, our leaders
are sucking up to former British
colonies like never before. But old
habits of condescension die hard.
Just listen to Lord Marland,
a former Conservative Party
treasurer who is leading a trade
delegation at the Games: “This is
a huge opportunity for the UK in
the post-Brexit world to really help
turbo-charge the Commonwealth
into being a vibrant group of
countries… We all speak English,
there is fundamental rule of law that
underpins our activities… So there
is the basis of what I think could be a
Commonwealth trade framework.”
So only Great Britain, apparently,
can turbo-charge the other nations
and make them “vibrant”.
In a week, Commonwealth
leaders will gather in London for
one of their regular jollies. I hope
that some of them politely disabuse
Marland and others of their postimperial delusions. As Jason
Langrish, the executive director
of the Canada Europe Roundtable
for Business, wryly observes:
“The whole idea of reconstituting
the Commonwealth via trade
is spurious and harks back to a
rather imagined past on the part of
the Brexiteers, who are looking for
any saviour in any form.”
Boris Johnson is, as ever, the
most lurid of these fantasists. Last
month, he jauntily informed the
British public that, since 1972, the
average economic growth in the
EU has been around 2 per cent,
while “over the same period, the
Commonwealth’s economies have
expanded twice as fast – by an
average of 4.4 per cent every year”.
This is the same brash Old
Etonian who in 2002 wrote in the
Daily Telegraph: “It is said that
the Queen has come to love the
Commonwealth, partly because it
supplies her with regular cheering
crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies.”
In the same column, Johnson
referred to tribal warriors who
hack human flesh and break out in
“watermelon smiles”.
These power merchants need to
get real. The citizens of lands that
their forefathers colonised are not
so easily duped and flattered. Most
are young, savvy and proud. They
Gun for hire: Prince Charles,
who visited an Australian
army barracks in Darwin
yesterday, has been flying
the flag for Britain at the
Commonwealth Games PA
have studied the real history of what
was done back then.
In the past two months, I have
been to my old homeland, Uganda,
and to India – both Commonwealth
nations. In Uganda, I met history
graduates who have studied
Britain’s role in pushing Idi Amin
into power. I spoke to some of them
at the hotel we were staying in, in
the heart of the capital, Kampala.
One said: “We now know so
much more. For all these years, the
secrets were kept by the British
Government. It was the Cold War
time. Our elected Prime Minister,
Milton Obote, was a socialist,
getting closer to the Soviet Union.
“The West thought he had to go.
The UK, the US and Israel backed
the coup. They put their Sandhurst
man in power. The Telegraph said
Amin was a hero. The Queen invited
him on state visits. He killed nearly
900,000 of us black Ugandans.
Where is the apology? Where are
the reparations? We Ugandans will
not forgive or forget. We are not
toys of the British any more.”
In Kenya and Tanzania, I have
In Africa, I have
heard latent anger
about colonial
subjugation
mixed with a new
assertiveness
heard similar sentiments – latent
anger about colonial subjugation
mixed with a new assertiveness.
Trade arrangements today will not
be so easily “managed” to favour
British interests. Africans expect
respect, fairness and equality. Hear
that, Mr Johnson?
Indians I met were also keenly
aware that UK leaders are trying
to lull and seduce them. They
find the tactics at once funny and
irritating. Rajesh, who owns a
small manufacturing business,
represented a common view.
“They need us more than we
need them,” he said. “Our country
is booming. Your government
thinks it can have the old East
India Company back here. They
will get a shock when they realise
this is new India. We will not take
any nonsense.”
Interestingly, in the Indian state of
Goa – a Portuguese colony until 1961
– people felt warmer towards their
old masters. This is partly because
the rulers were socially more
integrated through intermarriage
and friendships, and also because
while millions of Brits now virulently
oppose migration from the east and
south, the Portuguese have given
citizenship rights to Goans.
To get the new deals they
desperately need, Brexiteers will
have to eat humble pie, behave with
integrity and allow migration flows
from the Commonwealth. I can’t see
any of that happening. Can you?
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Three cheers to Sir Billy
Connolly for claiming
to be the “least patriotic
man” (i, 10 April).
For me, it’s fine to
love being English but
my allegiance has to
be as a citizen of the
world. So many of our
modern problems, such
as with the environment,
economics, and
international peace, can
only be solved by a united
front on a global basis.
JOHNLONGCROFT-NEAL
NUNEATON,
WARWICKSHIRE
hotel in Catalonia. The
shower cubicle had a
regular shower head
plus a “waterfall shower”
and, worst of all, water
jets which spurted
everywhere. I managed
to accidentally turn them
all on. It was like a farce,
with water spurting
in all directions, and
eventually I had to leave
the bathroom to find my
specs. It must have taken
me a further 10 minutes
to finally turn off all the
taps. I was quite nervous
when having a shower for
the rest of our stay.
HAZEL POWE
KEYNSHAM, BRISTOL
Showered
with pitfalls
Intervention in
Syria is futile
Oh, how I agree with
Jenny Eclair (Voices,
10 April) about baths and
shower taps in hotels.
My worst experience
happened recently at a
One problem with
intervening in Syria
is that there are no
discernible “good
guys”. So what does
your columnist Mark
On the move?
We can help from
start to finish
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people have grown up
without the influence of
dedicated youth workers.
We will never know how
many of them could have
been turned away from
violence and crime.
JOHN ORD
TAVISTOCK, DEVON
Rudd’s fallacy
about drugs
Sir Billy Connolly has decribed himself as ‘the least patriotic man in the world’
Wallace (Voices, 10 April)
propose? That we in the
West turn the country
into a protectorate,
spending years trying to
establish a peaceful and
civilised democracy in
the face of terrorism?
And what are we
supposed to intervene
with, after our defences
have been slashed
to the bone by Mr
Wallace’s Conservative
Party? Quick raids are
one thing but serious
intervention should not
be contemplated until
our defences have been
restored to 1980s levels.
MARK TAHA
LONDON
In November, we will
commemorate the end
of the First World War.
Do you remember how
it started? Murder
followed by reprisals
without reserve or
constraint. Upgrading
state alliances and
defiant military power
and strategic positioning.
Does this ring a
bell? The world needs
statesmanship and
restraint, not selfrighteousness or selfimportance. We need
wise and dignified
diplomacy instead of
arrogance and rudeness.
Will we ever learn? It
doesn’t look like it.
BRUNO STALMANS
SURREY
Proclaiming the
right methods
I am delighted that
the Proclaimers’ most
famous hit, “I’m Gonna
Be (500 Miles)”, is being
used as the rhythm
when giving chest
compressions (i, 10 April).
For those of us who were
trained in CPR when
the Proclaimers were
still in short trousers,
we used the song “Nellie
the Elephant” as our
aide-memoire.
FRANCES ANSELL
BATH
Youth services
are struggling
Police numbers may well
have been unnecessarily
cut since 2010, but in
the main officers do
not fulfil a preventative
role. That was better
performed by the myriad
of local, communitybased projects that used
to make up the English
youth service. This has
fallen victim to savage
cuts, from £877m in 2011
to £424.5m in 2016-17,
with the loss of 3,652
jobs. Many of our most
marginalised young
Amber Rudd starts from
a false premise about
drugs (i, 10 April), so
her crime-reduction
strategy will not work.
Drug use is only a
problem for a minority
of users, mostly caused
by underlying problems
such as poverty, abuse
or homelessness.
Drugs will never go
away, so prejudice must
be set aside to search
for the safest way to live
with them. It would be a
good start to have drug
laws based on science,
evidence and humanity.
HOPE HUMPHREYS
TAUNTON, SOMERSET
Less froth
while we shop
It is admirable that
Waitrose is planning
to replace disposable
cups with reusable cups
(i, 10 April).
However, is it actually
necessary to walk round
with a hot drink while
choosing groceries and
pushing a trolley?
MARGARET SILLETT
MARLBOROUGH,
WILTSHIRE
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Grimshaw
gracefully
loses his
Friday slot
Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1
Breakfast Show is being
shunted off air on Fridays to
make way for a “three-day
weekend” on the network,
starting in June.
But Grimshaw isn’t the
only DJ to go. Clara Amfo and
Greg James will also be losing
their Friday broadcasts, to be
replaced by Radio 1 newcomer
Maya Jama, and Matt
Edmondson with Mollie King.
Grimshaw, 33, has faced the
toughest job of all Radio 1 DJs
since he took over from Chris
Moyles in 2012. His ratings are
regularly pored over, and his
performance has consistently
declared to be “failing” because
Moyles brought in seven
million listeners a week,
whereas Grimshaw’s most
recent figure was 5.72 million.
However, Radio 1 boss Ben
Cooper has always defended
Grimshaw’s record, pointing to
online listenership and YouTube
subscribers as alternative
measures of success.
Grimshaw (pictured below)
has always deflected that
kind of talk, maintaining that
the show is about more than
just ratings. His response to
losing his Friday show was
philosophical. He wrote on
social media yesterday that it
was not just him being a “lazy
arse”, and that having Fridays
off was “very Chris Evans”
(Evans would often not show
up to host his breakfast show
after a night out).
James, 32, took
the demotion with
equally good grace,
saying: “By the way,
[Radio 1] forgot to
add in the press
release that the
new schedule
also means
the entire
country
now gets a
three-day
weekend.
We ran
it by the
Queen
and she’s
actually
a big
Maya
Jama fan,
so she’s
well happy
with the
changes.”
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Brad Pitt has been something of a
work in progress since he split up with
Angelina Jolie.
He is having to rebuild his public
persona after several murky
moments, such as being investigated
by social workers after an alleged
incident with his adopted son,
Maddox, on a private jet (no evidence
of violent behaviour was found), and
Pitt’s own admission that he had been
“boozing too much”.
Brad Pitt 2.0, on the other hand,
has taken up woodwork and has
reportedly been dating the acclaimed
Israeli-American architect and
artist Neri Oxman, a professor at
the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for six months.
According to Architectural Digest
magazine, Pitt, 54, has been working
on furniture commissions with the
designer Frank Pollaro, whom he
met in 2008.
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Golf’s latest champion is an outsider looking in
O
n the face of it, Patrick
Reed should be an
all-American hero, and
his victory in golf’s first
major tournament of the year, the
Masters, should have been greeted
by the wild whooping, hollering and
cries of “You’re the man” from the
hysterically jingoistic hordes that
would attend the purposeful march
to triumph of any of his compatriots.
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But Reed (pictured) ascended to
the golfing Pantheon on Sunday
against a background of muted,
respectful applause. There were few
among the crowd for whom he was,
in fact, the man.
Reed, a product of the US college
system, whose parents live almost
within earshot of the Augusta
course where the Masters is held, is
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high-fived his country to victory in
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not touch the sides with America’s
Republican-leaning golf public, who
resolutely will not take the new
champion to their hearts.
Golf requires a formidable
amount of mental resilience and
concentrated single-mindedness
to succeed. At the highest
level, it’s not calculated
to breed well-rounded
individuals. But, even
in this context, Reed is
a man apart. From a
very early age, his life
has revolved around
the demands of golf. He
was a college champion.
He married his caddie at
the age of 22. He went on five
years later to win the Masters.
But in this moment of his sweetest
triumph, there will have been a
sizeable corner of Reed’s heart that
was dark. Although they live 15
minutes away, his parents were not
there to share his joy. They, and his
younger sister Hannah, have not
been part of his life since he married,
and when they last tried to support
him – at the US Open in 2014 – they
were escorted from the course,
reportedly on the instructions of
Reed’s wife, Justine.
I don’t care how committed Reed
is to sporting pre-eminence, the
estrangement with his family must
be a private sadness that mitigates
his success. Lots of people fall out
with their parents, yet there is a
particularly toxic flavour to the
Reeds’ disagreement (his sister
once tweeted that he was a “selfish,
horrible stranger”) that no doubt
feeds into the lack of affection for
Reed as a sporting hero.
But there’s more. There are
accusations that Reed cheated
at college (he vehemently
denies this, and says he
was thrown out for
under-age drinking)
and he was once
caught chiding
himself for missing
a putt. “Nice f***ing
three-putt, you f***ing
faggot,” was what he
was heard saying.
He may not be the loveliest
of characters, although I had the
great fortune to play with him in a
pro-am tournament in Scotland last
summer, and found him courteous,
polite and good-humoured. No
matter. His unpopularity is a thing,
and contrasts with the rapturous
reception given at the weekend
to Tiger Woods, whose private
misdemeanours may be considered
somewhat more unsavoury in nature.
Reed might reflect on the fickle
nature of sporting popularity. He says
it doesn’t matter to him, but I’m not
so sure. No rapport with the public,
no relationship with his parents.
Even stellar success in golf, the most
self-centred and egocentric of sports,
surely cannot make up for that.
EDUCATION
of their companies or organisations.
But inwardly, they are howling with
pain, and often come over as tired,
abrasive and humourless. In truth,
they are merely exhausted too
much of the time. The more we can
ascertain our core values, and live
truthfully to them, the happier and
more fulfilled we will be.
Three, realise that education
is life-long. I believed when I left
school at 18, or university as an
undergraduate aged 22, that my
education was over. How foolish. It
was barely beginning.
I have learned so much more
every year after university than
I did at university, which is not to
knock higher education. It is to say
it could be much better done. I wish
I had carried on with my foreign
languages, continued to learn a
musical instrument, and attended
economics classes.
Four, prioritise family and friends.
All my life, I have spent far too much
time with people who are not my
true friends, and insufficient time
with those who are. Nothing matters
more than family, I can see now
more clearly towards the end of my
life than I did at the beginning.
We cannot relive our earlier days,
but we can draw lessons from them
on how to live more wisely for the
rest of our life. We can also, with
luck, pass on that wisdom to others.
Anthony
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What I wish I
could tell my
younger self
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First, learn the difference between
hard work and smart work. I
have spent far too much of my life
working overly hard, whereas if I
had done a little less and thought a
little more about what I was trying
to do, I could have saved myself a lot
of time and effort. The best question
to ask yourself is “Why?” Making
lists of objectives, asking others for
candid advice, and responding to
criticisms positively rather than
defensively, are all good ideas.
Second, prioritise happiness
and self-fulfilment above worldly
success. The world is full of miserable
individuals who may have been
outwardly successful, rising to the top
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ARTS
Hollywood stars should stick to screen, warns stage actress
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
The veteran Broadway and West
End actress Patti LuPone has
criticised Hollywood stars who try
to transfer their talent to the stage,
singling out a performance by Uma
Thurman as a notably poor example
of celebrity casting.
Speaking at the launch of a revival
of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, in
which she will star opposite Rosalie
Craig and Mel Giedroyc, LuPone, 68,
said: “I don’t necessarily need to see
film actors on stage, because they
can’t. Not in my country they can’t.
“Can I just say, Uma Thurman in
The Parisian Woman, anybody see it?
Holy shit! I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
Thurman, the star of Pulp Fiction,
received lukewarm reviews for
her role in the “train wreck” show
The Parisian Woman, a satire about
contemporary US politics which ran
on Broadway last year.
“It’s hard work, so I want you
to understand that I have nothing
against Uma Thurman,” said
LuPone, a double Grammy and Tony
award-winning actress who starred
in Evita and Sunset Boulevard.
“But you want those people to
come to the stage for the right reason
and that is to honour the stage,
honour the theatre and not be
in for themselves, and I’m
not saying that Uma was.”
LuPone (inset) plays
Joanne in a gender-flipped
version of Company,
opening at the Gielgud
Theatre in London’s West End
in September. Sondheim agreed
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THEATRE
UK music industry
enjoys its best
year since Britpop
sales up by 24 per cent. The UK music
industry’s total revenues of £839m
The British music industry is (generated via sales, streams of
celebrating its fastest growth since music and use of songs in advertising
Blur and Oasis dominated the charts and soundtracks) have returned to
– thanks to Ed Sheeran and the levels last matched in 2010. But the
increase in digital streaming.
industry is still smaller than it was 15
After years of decline, record years ago, before online piracy made
labels reported that their income had music freely available.
soared by 10.6 per cent last year – the
In d u s t r y b o s s e s s a i d t h at
fastest rate of growth since Britpop YouTube, which pays out a smaller
was at its peak in 1995.
royalty rate to labels than Spotify
Growth was boosted by the success for the videos played on its service,
of established British artists
should be forced to make a
including Ed Sheeran, Little
greater contribution.
Mix and Sam Smith, the
Geoff Taylor, the
industry body the British
BPI chief executive,
Phonographic Industry
said: “While there
said in its All About The
a re re a s o n s fo r
Percentage leap
Music 2018 yearbook.
optimism, music still
in
the
number
of
Major breakthroughs
has a long way to go
people signing
by a wave of new artists
to recover fully and
up for streaming
led by Rag ’n’ Bone Man,
achieve
long-term,
subscriptions
Stormzy and Dua Lipa
sustainable growth.
also boosted sales.
Government action is
The increase was driven
needed to remedy the ‘value
by a 45 per cent leap in streaming
gap’, so that all digital platforms pay
subscriptions, with fans willing to fairly for their use of music.”
pay up to £10 a month to services
Mr Taylor also warned that Brexit
such as Spotify and Apple Music. could raise costs for British acts
Streaming now makes up nearly half which can currently tour freely
(46 per cent) of all industry turnover. within the EU.
The streaming surge is set
Artists are seeking their share of
to continue with the launch of income from Spotify’s public listing,
YouTube’s premium music service which valued the business at £20bn.
and the growing popularity of smart SonyMusicmadeabout£220mselling
speakers in the home.
its stake in Spotify and has pledged to
While CD sales continue to decline, distribute some of the net gains to its
the vinyl revival is continuing, with recording artists.
2,250-mile
commute for
aspiring actress
By Robert Dex
By Adam Sherwin
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Dua Lipa was one of a new wave of stars to boost sales CHRISTOPHER POLK/GETTY
Making the most noise The big sellers
Ed Sheeran (inset)
Filled a gap left by Adele with
his ÷ Divide album selling 2.8
million copies. Its songs
monopolised the singles
chart, racking up 3.1 billion
Spotify streams.
Little Mix
X Factor girl group showed pop
wasn’t dead with fourth album
Glory Days passing the one
million sales mark. Did
Harry Styles give up on
One Direction too soon?
Stormzy
Platinum-selling debut
album Gang Signs & Prayer
was first grime No 1. The
Croydon MC sealed a triumphant
year with double Brit awards win.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
Unsung saviours of the
record industry, the pair’s
album Together Again was another
big Christmas hit and showed that
there’s still mileage in the CD market.
MUSIC
Fleetwood Mac go their own way and leave Lindsey behind
By Sam Blewett
Fleetwood Mac have parted ways
with Lindsey Buckingham, the
musician who wrote and sung on
tracks including “Tusk” and “Go
Your Own Way”.
The British-American band said
they would tour without the US
multi-instrumentalist, who joined
the group in 1974 with then-girlfriend
Stevie Nicks. “Lindsey Buckingham
will not be performing with the band
on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey
all the best,” the band announced in
a statement first reported by Variety.
Instead, the group will tour this
autumn with Tom Petty and The
Heartbreakers guitarist Mike
Campbell and the Crowded House
frontman Neil Finn.
Co-founder Mick Fleetwood, 70,
said: “Fleetwood Mac has always
been about an amazing collection
to change the central character
of a 35 year-old New York
singleton who cannot
find the right woman,
to a woman, played by
Rosalie Craig.
Song lyrics and
the genders of other
characters will be altered,
although the search for love
remains heterosexual.
Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood
Mac in 1987 and rejoined in 1996 AP
of songs that are performed with a
unique blend of talents.
“We jammed with Mike and Neil
and the chemistry really worked and
let the band realise that this is the
right combination to go forward with
in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we
have something new, yet it’s got the
unmistakable Mac sound.”
Buckingham, 68, previously left the
band in 1987 until the group reformed
and he rejoined in 1996.
A n a s p i r in g ac t re s s i s s o
determined to make it on the
West End stage that she flies from
Portugal to London every week
for a three-hour drama lesson – a
round trip of 2,250 miles.
Maria Santos, 16, travels from
her home on the Algarve to
attend a class at the MTM School
in Shaftesbury Avenue, run by
West End star Michael Xavier.
Her weekend routine starts on
Saturday morning with a dance
class near her home. She catches
an afternoon flight to Stansted and
arrives at a hostel in London at
9pm. The next morning she goes to
her lesson before catching a return
flight and arriving home at 1am.
she has spent £2,400 on flights and
accommodation since January.
Her ambition is to win a place
on the musical theatre course at
the Royal Academy of Music and
become a West End star.
She said: “There is no
opportunity for me to train in this
way in Portugal... it is my dream.”
EVENING STANDARD
LITERATURE
Crime fiction is
Britain’s most
popular genre
By Laura Harding
Crime fiction has become the
most popular fiction genre in the
UK for the first time, figures show.
Sales of crime and thriller books
have increased by 19 per cent
since 2015, marking the first time
that the genre has overtaken sales
of general and literary fiction.
Last year, 18.7 million crime
fiction titles were sold, compared
with 18.1 million general and
literary fiction titles, according to
data from Nielsen BookScan.
The market for crime books is
worth £117m.
The thriller writer David
Baldacci said: “When times are
stressful and it looks like the bad
is winning out over the good, along
comes the genre of crime novels to
put the balance back in life.”
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‘If you can’t get real results, we don’t need you’
In the second of
three reports
from Rwanda,
Michael Day sees
how Burundians
fleeing ethnic
violence are
being helped
Charity Dodging danger
D
rive for half an hour by
four-wheel drive down
a crater-strewn red
dirt track off the RN3
highway to Tanzania
and you descend into a vast, flat
valley. Flowing north through this
plain is the Kagera river, the natural
boundary separating Rwanda from
its eastern neighbour.
On the western side of the river,
the metal roofs of thousands of
brick huts glint in the sun. In less
than three years, the Mahama camp
has mushroomed to accommodate
people fleeing Burundi. Rwanda’s
southern neighbour is now the
unhappiest place in the world,
according to last month’s UN World
Happiness listing of 156 nations.
Misery appears to have a
permanent home in the Great
Lakes region of East Africa.
Rwanda might be on the road to an
improbable recovery from the 1994
genocide. But the cruelly misnamed
Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) lies directly to the west,
where there is a surge in sexual and
ethnic violence in its lawless eastern
regions. Strife in this vast country
has directly or indirectly claimed
six million lives in the past 20 years.
Burundi has experienced the
same Tutsi-vs-Hutu ethnic violence
that consumed Rwanda, which
probably explains the willingness of
Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s
government to help people fleeing
its small southern neighbour. Some
people mumble that Mr Kagame
doesn’t show the same empathy
for refugee camps bordering DRC,
Mahama, which houses 64,000 Burundians fleeing their country, is more like a town than a refugee camp AFP/GETTY
into which he has launched several
heavy-handed incursions in search
of genocide perpetrators, and in
which Rwanda has participated in
two devastating wars.
Nonetheless, aid workers speak
of Mahama, with a population of
64,000, as an example of how to
plan refugee camps. There are
no tents, only small brick houses.
There are health centres and solarpowered washing facilities. Plans
are afoot to install permanent
electricity supplies. UNHCR and
the World Food Programme have a
large presence here. But there’s no
doubt who’s really in charge.
Senior UNHCR officials
keep schtum. “The Rwandan
government decides what happens
here. It sees this place as a model –
more of a town than a refugee camp.
Authorities always say that when
they’re responsible for camps – but
this one does seem to be better than
others ones,” one NGO worker says.
In the oppressive heat, scores of
young Burundians sing while they
pass buckets of cement in a line and
lay bricks in the construction of a
large building, on the western edge
of the camp, funded by the Maison
Shalom charity. The building will
be a workshop where refugees can
make clothes and earn money.
“These people need something
to do. They need employment,”
the charity’s founder, Marguerite
“Maggy” Barankitse, 62, says. She
supports Rwanda’s assertiveness
with NGOs: “I wish Kagame were
the President of Burundi. Here, he’s
thrown out over 100 NGOs.
“We don’t need people simply
buying cars and organising
workshops. Kagame said: ‘If you
can’t get real results, we don’t
need you’.”
The problems seem vast and
sometimes intractable. But
people like Ms Barankitse and her
colleagues remind us that there is
much good in the world. And that
people’s lives can be changed for
the better.
Salvator Ndikumagenge, 21,
and Eric Naacayisaba, 24, fled to
With a personality as bright as
her traditional African clothing,
Marguerite Barankitse is a luminary
in humanitarian circles. In Burundi
in 1993, Barankitse, a Tutsi, saw her
family killed by Hutu extremists.
A day later she was made to watch
the slaughter of 72 Hutu friends she
had tried to shelter from revenge
attacks. She managed to save 25 children and formed the Maison
Shalom charity, dedicated to the protection
of young Burundians. By 2015, her
criticism of human
rights abuses put
her on the authorities’ hit list and she
fled to Rwanda.
Ms Barankitse
(inset) is now supported
by the Kigali government in helping
Burundian refugees. She won the
inaugural Aurora Prize in 2016. This
humanitarian award, dedicated to the
Armenian genocide and promoted by
celebrities such as George Clooney,
gave her a $100,000 (£70,600) to help
fellow Burundians fleeing violence
in their country. The money has been
spent upgrading the Maison Shalom
facilities in Kigali and paying the
students’ university fees.
the camp after violence and death
threats in Burundi in 2015. Now
they’re studying civil engineering
at the University of Kigali, thanks
to Maison Shalom funding, which
became available when it won the
2016 Aurora humanitarian prize.
They sing the praises of the
Maison Shalom charity. “It’s beyond
my ability to express how grateful
we are,” Ndikumagenge says.
Mahama is a much safer place
than where they’ve come from. But
life here is still hard. Most things we
take for granted are absent, or in
short supply, for Burundians here.
But help from Rwanda, and Maison
Shalom, has given them something
priceless: hope.
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Soldiers find liquid
meth in fuel tank
‘Husband of Nobel
Park rangers killed
official leaked winners’ in gorilla sanctuary
‘Musical’ road hits a
sour note with locals
Flights cancelled
after staff walk out
Mexican soldiers have found 450
litres of liquid methamphetamine in
one of the fuel tanks of a truck in the
state of Sinaloa.
The army said on Monday that the
soldiers were searching the truck at
a highway checkpoint near the city
of Mazatlan and became suspicious
of the fuel tank because it didn’t
smell like diesel.
The truck had set out from
Michoacan state – one of the largest
meth-producing states in Mexico –
and was headed north to Mazatlan.
The truck and its driver were
handed over to police. AP
The husband of a member of
the academy awarding the
Nobel Literature Prize violated
century-old rules by repeatedly
leaking the names of winners of
the prestigious award, including
2016 recipient Bob Dylan, a
Swedish newspaper said.
Daily publication Dagens
Nyheter cited an internal academy
probe to report that Jean-Claude
Arnault leaked winners’ names
seven times, starting in 1996.
There have been calls in the
academy to remove his wife,
Katarina Frostenson. AP
Residents of the Dutch village
of Jelsum have protested about
a nearby road that plays a tune
when cars rumble along it.
Created by strategically laid
“rumble strips” as a way of
livening up journeys across the
flat landscape, the novelty has
worn thin for locals who say
the constant droning melody
is driving them mad.
The tune is created when cars
drive over the strips – which
are usually deployed at the side
of major roads to warn drivers
they are straying off course.
Thousands of passengers were
left stranded at German airports
yesterday as more than 60,000
ground staff and other public
sector workers staged walkouts
across the country to increase the
pressure in a pay dispute.
Lufthansa had said that it was
cancelling more than 800 of its
planned 1,600 flights yesterday and
Frankfurt airport operator Fraport
warned of disruption.
As well as Frankfurt, Germany’s
busiest hub for airlines, airports in
Munich, Cologne and Bremen were
hit. REUTERS
DRC
Five park rangers and a driver
have been killed in a gun attack
at a mountain gorilla sanctuary
in the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC). A sixth ranger was
also wounded in the shooting at
Virunga National Park, home to the
critically endangered species.
Suspicion fell on rebel militias
that are active in and around the
Unesco World Heritage site.
The park, in eastern DRC on the
border with Rwanda and Uganda,
is home to about half of the roughly
900 wild mountain gorillas left in
the world.
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“luxury” immigrant smuggling
ring which may have also ferried
alleged jihadists on high-speed
dinghies from Tunisia to Sicily.
Seven people were arrested
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while warrants were issued for six
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Mazara del Vallo in an operation
dubbed “Scorpion Fish”.
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Desert secrets revealed as Saudi Arabia opens up
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first official
tourist visas, opening up the famously conservative
country to non-Muslim visitors and those who want to
see Jeddah, Riyadh, and historic sites such as the ancient
city of Mada’in Saleh (pictured) in the Arabian Desert. It
is the first time Saudi Arabia has issued visas specifically
UNITED STATES
Trump lashes out at FBI after
his lawyer’s office is raided
By Susan Heavey
IN WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump launched a
fresh verbal barrage against the FBI
yesterday following the bureau’s raid
on the office of his personal lawyer
Michael Cohen on Monday.
Mr Trump tweeted: “Attorneyclient privilege is dead,” and denounced a “total witch-hunt”,
apparently restating his long-held
view about Special Counsel Robert
Mueller’s investigation.
The FBI acted on a “referral” from
Mr Mueller, who is investigating suspected Russian involvement in the
2016 election. One FBI source said
Mr Cohen (inset) was under investigation for possible bank and tax fraud
and campaign law violations.
The raids represent a dramatic
new development in a series of investigations involving close associates of
Mr Trump. The New York Times said
FBI agents sought information not
just on payments made relating to
Mr Trump’s alleged affair with porn
star Stormy Daniels but on other
tax and business dealings, as
well – suggesting that what
might have been viewed
as a mundane sex scandal
could in fact lead to far
more serious legal problems for the US President.
Mr Cohen is viewed not
just as Mr Trump’s lawyer
but also as his personal “fixer”.
Legal probes have dogged Mr
Trump since he took office last year,
prompting him to publicly criticise
Attorney General Jeff Sessions for
Monday’s events renewed
concerns that Mr Trump
could try to have Mr Mueller
removed. Many US observers say,
however, that such a move would
tear the Republican Party apart.
recusing himself from the Russia
investigation, and to suggest periodically that he might try to have Mr
Mueller dismissed.
The special counsel was
appointed by the Justice
Department last year to investigate alleged Russian
meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion
by Mr Trump’s campaign.
The attorney-client privilege Mr Trump referred to is
intended to encourage open communications between lawyers and clients,
so that lawyers can provide legal advice. But the privilege is not absolute,
and there is an exception for communications made to further a crime.
Mr Cohen has come under scrutiny
over a $130,000 payment he made
shortly before the 2016 election to
adult-film actress Stormy Daniels,
who has said that she once had sex
with Mr Trump and was paid to keep
quiet about it. REUTERS
for tourism, though foreigners have been allowed to
enter the country for religious, business, and so-called
“personal” visits in the past. Saudi Arabia has traditionally welcomed pilgrims making the Hajj to the holy city
of Mecca, but mainstream tourism is a recent development that has been criticised by some clerics. AFP
BRAZIL
Prison no bar to
‘Lula’ candidacy
By Mauricio Savarese
IN CURITIBA
Jailed former Brazilian President
Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva will register his candidacy to return to the
country’s highest office at the deadline for October’s election, his party
has said.
The Workers’ Party announced
that da Silva remains its candidate
and will have his bid registered on
the final filing day, 15 August
It also said the former president,
who is universally known to Brazilians as “Lula”, is a political prisoner
and victim of “a violent arrest”.
Brazil’s electoral court could reject his candidacy due to his conviction on corruption and money
laundering charges. He could appeal, but his party would have only
until 17 September to replace him.
Da Silva leads polls in the race
for the presidency, an office he held
from 2003 to 2010. REUTERS
THAILAND
Man accused of raping backpacker
By Panu Wongcha-um
IN BANGKOK
A French man has been charged
with raping a British backpacker on
a popular Thai holiday island, police
said yesterday.
Officials named Yohan Michael
Tunka Buaga, 26, over the alleged
attack on the 18-year-old in Koh
Tao. She said Mr Buaga had first
drugged her before the suspected
assault on April 4 on the island,
which attracts travellers from
around the world.
In 2014 the bodies of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23,
and David Miller, 24, were found on
one of the island’s beaches, having
been bludgeoned to death.
Two Myanmar migrant workers
were found guilty the following year
of killing the pair after they had left
a bar and went to a beach. REUTERS
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HUNGARY
Thousands are
held by militias
Paper critical of
Orban to close
The United Nations says
Libyan militias, including some
affiliated with the authorities,
are holding thousands of
prisoners in prolonged
arbitrary unlawful detention.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the
UN’s High Commissioner
for Human Rights, said in a
report yesterday that men,
women and children across
the country have been rounded
up based on “tribal or family
links and perceived political
affiliations”, and held with
“little or no recourse to judicial
remedy or reparations”.
Hungarian broadsheet daily Magyar
Nemzet, one of two opposition daily
newspapers, will close its operations
from tomorrow after 80 years in
print, the publisher has announced.
Magyar Nemzet is owned by tycoon
Lajos Simicska, once an ally of rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban.
The pair fell out and Mr Simicska
became an opponent of Mr Orban in
the election campaign. Mr Orban won
Sunday’s election by a landslide.
The publisher will also shut down
Lanchid Radio, a sister radio station.
The group’s flagship company,
Hir TV, will undergo changes, the
statement said. REUTERS
Yemen lawyer
accuses Saudi
prince of torture
By Luke Rix Standing
A lawyer for a Yemeni human
rights group has filed a lawsuit
in a French court against
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman, accusing
him of complicity in torture.
Joseph Breham is suing Prince
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Delhi
Seeking to build an
identification system of huge
scope, India is scanning the
fingerprints, eyes and faces
of its 1.3 billion residents
and connecting the data to
essentials such as welfare
benefits and mobile phones.
Civil libertarians are
horrified, viewing the
program, called Aadhaar, as
Orwell’s Big Brother brought
to life. To the government, it’s
more like “big brother”, a term
of endearment used by many
Indians to address a stranger
when asking for help.
For other countries, the
technology could provide a
North Korean minister urges
stronger ties with Moscow
By Christian Lowe
LIBYA
FRANCE
RUSSIA
Mohammed – currently in France
on an official trip – for his role
in the Saudi-led coalition’s air
strikes against Iran-backed
Houthi rebels in Yemen. He
claims Prince Mohammed
knowingly targeted civilians.
Mr Breham said that
France has the jurisdiction to
investigate the case since the
lawsuit was filed on Monday
while Prince Mohammed was
present on French soil.
But he acknowledged Prince
Mohammed cannot be arrested
by French authorities because of
his diplomatic immunity. AP
model for how to track their
residents. And for India’s top
court, the system presents
legal issues that will define
what the right to privacy
means in the digital age.
To Adita Jha, Aadhaar is
simply a hassle. A 30-year-old
environmental consultant
in Delhi, she waited in line
three times to sit in front of a
computer that photographed
her face, captured her
fingerprints and took images of
her irises. Three times, the data
failed to upload. The fourth
attempt worked, and she has
now been added to the 1.1 billion
already in the programme.
The government has made
registration mandatory for
hundreds of public services
and many private ones, such as
taking exams and opening bank
accounts. THE INDEPENDENT
Vindu Goel
North Korea’s foreign minister said
yesterday that the situation in Korea
and world events showed that his
country and Russia needed to forge
stronger ties.
Ri Yong-ho, who is visiting
Moscow, spoke before holding
talks with Russian foreign minister
Sergei Lavrov about North Korea’s
nuclear and missile programme
and the current tensions between
Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington.
“The current situation on the
Korean peninsula and around your
country, and the overall international
North Korea’s Ri Yong-ho, left, and
Sergei Lavrov pictured yesterday AP
political situation require our two
countries to further strengthen
friendly co-operation, to increase
our strategic communication and
co-ordination of action between our
countries,” Mr Ri told reporters.
Mr Ri said he hoped they would
find concrete ways to create “a new
milestone” in their relations.
High-ranking North Korean
officials have been engaged in a
flurry of international diplomacy
in recent weeks ahead of a possible
summit meeting between President
Donald Trump and the North
Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
Mr Kim has briefed senior party
officials on his vision for the future
direction of dialogue with the US and
his forthcoming summit with South
Korea’s president, the North’s official
media reported yesterday. REUTERS
Leader
caught in
cover-up
Australian Prime
Minister Malcolm
Turnbull (centre) takes
shelter in a plastic
poncho during the
swimming events at
the Commonwealth
Games. The Optus
Aquatic Centre on
the Gold Coast was a
scene of water, water
everywhere yesterday
as torrential rain
struck. QUINN ROONEY/
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THAILAND
‘Sin city’ bomb attacks blamed on Muslim separatists
Three bombs that injured 12 people
in a town on Thailand’s border with
Malaysia were probably planted
by Muslim insurgents, police
said yesterday.
Lieutenant Traipop Donprailao
said the bombs, connected to
timers and concealed in parked
motorcycles, exploded on Monday
near a small restaurant, a karaoke
bar and a hotel in Sungai Kolok in
Narathiwat province.
Four of those injured in the attack
remained in hospital yesterday.
Sungai Kolok has been the target
of previous attacks. Its nightlife,
including prostitution, makes it a
“sin city” for visitors from across
the border in Malaysia, where
such activities are prohibited and
branded as un-Islamic.
A low-level insurgency carried
out by shadowy Muslim separatists
in Thailand’s three southernmost
provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and
Pattani has left about 7,000 people
dead since 2004.
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UNITED STATES
Central region hit Aid refused as
by earthquake
forest fire rages
Teachers ‘to use
bats in gun attacks’
An area of central Italy that was
rocked by powerful earthquakes
in 2016 suffered a 4.7-magnitude
quake at dawn yesterday.
No deaths or injuries were
reported in the area, close to the
city of Macerata, but towns in the
region did suffer some damage.
Mario Baroli, the mayor of
Muccia, where the quake was
centred, said further damage had
been done to structures hit by the
quakes two years ago. AP
A Pennsylvania school district has
given its teachers small wooden
baseball bats as a reminder to
fight a school shooter with any
weapon available should other
options fail.
The superintendent of the
Millcreek Township School
District says the 16in bats are
primarily symbolic, but the
district did want to have a
“consistent tool” for all teachers
should they need to fight. AP
A forest fire in Nicaragua that has
been burning out of control for a week
has blackened almost 3,585 hectares
in a southern nature reserve.
The Indio Maiz reserve is on the
border with Costa Rica, but the
Nicaraguan government has refused
Costa Rican offers of aid. The two
countries have had past disputes
over other areas on the border.
Nicaragua says it has 800 soldiers,
five planes and 10 boats fighting the
fire. AP
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FRANCE
Oldest man alive
says the secret is
a good, hot soak
President calls
for stronger
ties to Church
By Brian Love
By Mari Yamaguchi
IN PARIS
IN TOKYO
The world’s oldest man is
Japanese – and he credits his
remarkable longevity to taking a
good, hot bath regularly
Supercentenarian Masazo
Nonaka , whose family has
run a hot springs inn for four
generations, was certified
yesterday as the world’s oldest
living man, aged 112 years,
259 days.
Mr Nonaka received the
certificate from Guinness World
Records in a ceremony at his home
in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern
main island of Hokkaido, and
celebrated with a big cake
decorated with berries. Born on
25 July 1905, Mr Nonaka regularly
soaks in the springs. AP
The French President Emmanuel
Macron risked opening a can of
worms after he called for stronger ties between the state and the
Catholic Church yesterday.
The issue is particularly sensitive in historically Catholic
France, where matters of faith
and state were separated by law
in 1905 and which is now home to
Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish communities.
Critics, including many of his
political opponents, took him to
task. “It took three centuries of
civil war and struggle to get to
where we are and there’s absolutely no reason to turn the clock
back,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a leftwing candidate in last year’s presidential election, said. REUTERS
Masazo Nonaka,
112, receives a
certificate for
being the oldest
man alive REUTERS
COLOMBIA
Farc leader arrested on
drug-smuggling charge
By Joshua Goodman
IN BOGOTÁ
Colombia’s fragile peace process
has been rocked by the arrest of a
leading figure from the disbanded
Farc guerilla group on charges of
trying to smuggle several tons of
cocaine into the US.
The arrest in Bogotá on Monday of Seuxis Hernandez, a blind
former peace negotiator best
known by his alias, Jesus Santrich, reinforced fears among many
Colombians that the former guerrillas have not cut their ties to the
country’s flourishing criminal
underworld.
It also triggered angry recriminations between conservative critics
of the peace process and supporters of the disbanded Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colombia.
More than 100 former rebels
and Farc sympathisers gathered
late on Monday outside the heavily guarded prosecutors’ bunker where the 51-year-old
(inset) was being held
to demand his release.
Waving white flags
emblazoned with the
red rose symbol of
the former rebels’ political movement, some
shouted “freedom” and
denounced what they called
an act of judicial sabotage by the
government and its US backers.
Riot police flanked by a water
Mr Hernandez is accused
by New York prosecutors
of conspiring with three others
to smuggle cocaine worth
$320m (£225m) into the US.
This Saturday, in your
cannon watched quietly, while inside Mr Hernandez was believed
to have initiated a hunger strike to
demand his release, according to his lawyer.
President Juan
Manuel Santos defended the arrest on a US
warrant as necessary
to maintain the credibility of the peace accord, which Colombians
overwhelmingly consider
too generous to rebels responsible
for atrocities committed during
five decades of armed conflict.
Mr Santos said in a nationally
televised address that demobilised
fighters had nothing to fear as long
as they upheld their commitments
under the 2016 peace accord. “This
is what the Colombian people demand... there can’t be any room for
tolerance or weakness.” AP
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Your tour includes...
✓ Sightseeing tour of Los Angeles, the City of Angels, with its many famous highlights
including Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip
✓ Tour of sunny San Diego, the classic southern California city
✓ Experience the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and
Yosemite National Parks
✓ Visit timeless Monument Valley, a masterpiece of ancient erosion
✓ Drive through the iconic Mojave Desert
✓ Visit glitzy Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world
✓ Guided tour of cosmopolitan San Francisco, dominated by the instantly
recognisable Golden Gate Bridge
✓ Return flights from the UK, including regional departure points, plus all hotel
transfers. Premium economy flight upgrades available at a supplement
✓ Hand-picked accommodation rated three to four stars
✓ The services of our experienced and
insightful tour manager throughout
Prices are based on two people sharing and are correct at time of print. Single
supplements may apply. This holiday is operated by and subject to booking
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Your tour includes...
✓ Stay in Auckland, Singapore, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson,
Christchurch, Queenstown, Te Anau and Omarama
✓ A dolphin-watching cruise in the stunning Bay of Islands
✓ Visit the Te Puia, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland with local Maori guides
✓ Admire Napier’s beautiful Art Deco architecture on a guided walking tour
✓ Sightseeing tour of Auckland, visit Christchurch and see snow-capped Mt Cook
✓ Visit Nelson and cruise Abel Tasman National Park’s stunningly scenic coast
✓ Cruise to the South Island with a vineyard visit and tasting in Marlborough
✓ Cross the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train
✓ Spectacular helicopter flight around the iconic Franz Josef glacier
✓ Cruise awe-inspiring Milford Sound with the chance to see dolphins and seals
✓ Return flights from the UK plus a two-day stopover in cosmopolitan Singapore
✓ Hand-picked accommodation, with breakfast included
✓ The services of our experienced and
insightful tour manager throughout
Prices are based on two people sharing and are correct at time of print. Single
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ith pristine blue
waters rolling
onto white shell
sand beaches, and
woods carpeted in
billiard green moss where eagles
swoop overhead, the landscapes
on the Isle of Ulva almost sound
too good to be true.
Nestled off the coast of Mull
in the Inner Hebrides, the island
was host to at least 800 people in
its prime. But these days, Ulva is
home to just six people.
“When you walk around you see
the ruins of some of old houses and
imagine what it used to be like,”
says Rebecca Munro, who lives
there with her husband and two
children Matilda and Ross.
“It’s quite eerie sometimes when
you see the scale of how many
people were here and then how
quickly the population nosedived,”
she adds.
Even as little as a decade ago, 50
people lived here. Most residents
have since died or moved away.
Now, the few that remain are
hoping to restore the community
by luring people back – after being
granted permission to buy the
island from its private owner.
With help from a local trust,
the community bid for cash from
the Scottish Land Grant in order
to buy the island from its current
private owner.
In February the Scottish
government approved the
community’s £4.4m application.
Once they have secured
ownership, the community will
gain the ability to bid for more
money to invest in local services
and infrastructure.
Two other Scottish communities
have bought their islands – Eigg
and Gigha – under the same
process in the last two decades,
hoping to boost their populations.
Eigg saw a rise from 64 in 1997
to 100 now, while Gigha has 168
residents, up from 110 in 2001.
John Watt, the chairman of
the Scottish Land Fund, said:
“The buyout allows the potential
for individuals to put the future
of the island of Ulva firmly in
local hands.”
There is now a buzz of
excitement in the sea air, as the
five residents who will remain
– once the previous owner has
sold up and moved on – share
their hopes of renovating existing
Local children
Matilda and Ross
Munro play on
the Isle of Ulva
REBECCA MUNRO
ruined buildings, attracting funds
for providing new affordable
housing, and developing business
for tourism. Around 5,000 people
already visit every year, and they
hope to boost these numbers.
“It has huge potential,” says
Barry George, who has lived on
Ulva for 22 years. “We can create
industry, we can create businesses
here – livelihoods.”
Barry remembers how the
people of Ulva would often come
together to celebrate special
occasions. Now, he says, it’s all
too easy to go for days without
seeing another person – he
recently set a new record of two
lonesome weeks.
“We need people to come in and
breathe life back into the island,”
he says. “It’s a ghost town.” The
project has already attracted
interest from Rachel French, a
resident on neighbouring Mull
who is considering moving across
the narrow strip of water between
the two islands.
“The plan is to encourage people
to live there but also encourage
people to work on Ulva and to
make their life there,” she says.
“There are a lot of opportunities
for not just me but also other
people to make a living there,
whether it’s campsites or
bike hire, guided walks or an
outdoor nursery.”
FAMILY
‘Down’s Syndrome isn’t a
disease, it’s a type of person’
Comedian Sally Phillips is cutting through the myths
around the genetic condition. By Prudence Wade
S
ally Phillips is one of the
most recognisable faces
in British comedy, but on
top of her acting career
she has another full-time
job: being the single mum to three
young boys, including 13-year-old
Olly, who has Down’s Syndrome.
She is now helping to lead
a campaign about the genetic
condition, cutting through myths
about it. “The most important
misconception about Down’s
Syndrome is the idea that living with
any kind of disability is incompatible
with a happy life,” she explains.
“People say that so-and-so
‘suffers’ from Down’s Syndrome,”
she says. “It isn’t a disease, it’s a
type of person. Yes, it does involve
a learning difficulty and there are
a few health things you’re more
likely to get, but it’s still mainly a
type of personality.” She mentions
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Climate Not for everyone
There are six empty properties on
Ulva with the potential for renovation – and future plans could also
include building a tourist information centre, erecting wooden pods
for holiday makers, renovating the
church and restoring the walkways
for guided tours.
However, island life is not for
everyone. “You have to have a certain
resilience,” explains Barry. “It’s OK
now – it’s gloriously sunny, blue
skies, warm, everything is coming
to life with gardens full of daffodils,
and come summer it’s glorious.
“But in the winter it can be long,
drab, dreary. It can blow a gale for a
week or more. It can rain for weeks
on end. It’s dark, the days are short,
it’s cold, it’s wet. You need people
who can hack it.”
The weather affects jobs and a lot
of work on the island is seasonal.
During the summer months Rebecca
runs the BoatHouse restaurant,
the only business on the island, and
during the winter she studies for an
Open University course.
Ulva
5 miles
Isle
of
Mull
Firth
of Lorn
Rebecca and Barry feared that
the island would be closed to the
public if it was sold privately. “The
reason I’m going through with this
is we guarantee that this island will
remain open to the people, so the
people can come and see the eagles
and the ravens and the butterflies,
and the flowers and the trees and
the stunning views,” Barry said.
“The island is phenomenally
beautiful and very diverse. It’s very
Tolkien-esque, it’s green fields, it’s
like the Shire.”
However, he’d be only too happy
to give up his peace and quiet to
share the island. “You know, the
size of this island, there should be
people living here.”
a video that went viral recently,
showing mothers of Down’s
Syndrome children doing their own
carpool karaoke.
“I think the lovely thing with that
is there’s such a diversity of kids in
the video. People say: ‘I wouldn’t
want a child with Down’s Syndrome,
because you don’t know what you’ll
get.’ But since when were you able to
know what you’re going to get with
children? That’s one of the things
that you learn as a parent; to accept
someone no matter what. Parenting
is unconditional love.”
The way Phillips talks about Olly
contradicts most of the stereotypes
and stories you hear. “Olly’s
relationships and friendships are
the most important things in his
life,” she says. “He really enjoys
dancing, and he’s very grateful for
everything. If I bring home cake,
Sally Phillips believes children living
with any kind of disability can enjoy
a full and happy life DRAGONFLY
he’s really the only child who will say
‘thank you’ without being reminded.
“He loves to laugh, and he tells
really appalling jokes. They’re
so bad that the fact they’ve been
presented as a joke is funny.”
Olly has two younger brothers
– Luke is 10 and Tom is six. While
many people might think that
juggling one child with Down’s
Syndrome with two others would
be difficult, Phillips feels that her
situation is a lucky one. “I love
boys, I think they’re so affectionate.
They’re quite straightforward –
they’ll have a massive fight, and
then it’ll be done.”
Her sons are also keen on
computer games, and Phillips
says she realised she was missing
out by not understanding their
obsession. So she joined Vodafone’s
#FamilySquad initiative to learn
about gaming. “I saw games as the
enemy,” she admits, but now joins
in. “It’s a bit of a joke how bad I am,”
she says with a laugh. “But at least
I now know what’s happening and I
can play with them a bit.”
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PEOPLE
Why paper and
pen are crucial
for mums-to-be
A pregnancy journal is the perfect way to
capture your feelings, says Lisa Salmon
W
hen you stare
at your positive
pregnancy test
result or feel your
baby’s first kick,
as an expectant mother it’s easy
to think you’ll never forget your
feelings at that moment.
But in the melee of pregnancy,
childbirth and early parenthood,
those seemingly unforgettable
memories can often slip from the
mind. Unless, that is, you kept a
pregnancy journal to privately
record your thoughts.
Midwife and mother of four
Clemmie Hooper, who has just under
half a million Instagram followers for
her @mother_of_daughters posts,
kept a pregnancy journal during two
of her pregnancies and recommends
it to other mums-to-be.
“In a world where everything is
captured online, I think journaling
is a wonderful way of encouraging
a bit of self-reflection,” she says. “I
wrote in baby journals with my first
two, which I treasure and they love
reading and seeing all the ‘firsts’.
“With my twins, I was blogging so
I documented it there. I’m glad I did
though, as whenever I read it back I
think; ‘God, I can’t remember feeling
like that’. I’ve forgotten so much!
Mainly how tired I felt – the broken
sleep is so hard. But now I can’t
really remember how I actually felt
during that time.”
Hooper’s How to Grow a Baby
Journal has just been published and
– as well as including plenty of space
for pregnant women to write about
their own thoughts, feelings and
experiences during their pregnancy,
birth and the early months of their
baby’s life – the book is packed with
tips: from how to be a supportive
partner to what to expect week-toweek while expecting.
Journal What to jot down
Hooper suggests mothers-to-be and
new mums should ask themselves
questions like these for their journals:
1 Where were you when you found
out you were pregnant?
2 What made you think you were
pregnant?
3 Who did you tell first?
4 Any funny stories about keeping it
a secret and battling through those
early weeks?
5 What was your initial feeling when
you saw the baby on the scan screen?
6 How do you feel about your growing
bump/changing shape?
7 What dreams are you having?
8 When is your baby most active?
9 When and how did you go into
labour?
10 How does your postpartum body
look and feel?
Mother of four Clemmie Hooper has
journaled all of her pregnancies
“It’s a lovely way to sit and
document your feelings during such
a major moment in any woman’s life,”
says Hooper. “Pregnancy throws up
a huge amount of emotions (blame
those hormones), and keeping
a journal is a therapeutic way of
getting it all down on paper. It can
be really cathartic, and is a unique
pregnancy diary.”
When starting a journal, you
might like to set aside a specific time
each day to write, she says – and
instead of planning what you’re
going to write, sit down with the
journal and a pen and see what
comes into your head – just let it
flow. If you have trouble getting
started, write about your fears, and
any questions or doubts you may
have. You might even want to write
about why you’ve chosen to put your
thoughts on paper.
What should you write about?
“Anything really,” says Hooper,
“from what it felt like when your
baby kicked, to how your body
changes and what food cravings you
had. It’s what’s personal to you – in
fact, no-one else has to ever read it,
so be as honest as possible.”
You might choose to write about
your body and how it looks, and
even take some photos to put in the
journal of you pregnant, your bump,
and eventually your new arrival.
You could outline any fears you may
have about being a mum, and how
you want to manage your work-life
balance once you have a child.
Other ideas for pregnancy
journaling include writing about
not repeating your own parents’
mistakes, and the dreams you have
for your baby. And make sure you
write plenty about your excitement
and happiness too – and how your
partner feels.
‘How to Grow a Baby Journal’ by
Clemmie Hooper (£16.99, Vermilion)
Television Wednesday 11 April
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PICK OF THE DAY
Bacchus Uncovered:
Ancient God Of Ecstasy
9pm, BBC4
Bacchus was the ancient god of wine,
revelry, theatre and excess, so what’s
not to like – unless you would prefer
to skip the theatre bit (and which
anyway is more about dressing up
and hitting the streets than about
sitting through the latest Alan
Ayckbourn play). Historian Bettany
Hughes (left) investigates the Stone
Age roots of this “party god
supreme”, who was “pretty
effeminate… and talked about as
being transgender”. She travels
through Georgia, with its evidence of
the world’s oldest wine production,
and Greece, where young men still
don goat skins and bells in honour
of the jolly deity.
===
MasterChef: The Finals
8pm, BBC1
The final four amateur cooks travel
all the way to Peru, which must have
been a shock if they were expecting
Spain again or perhaps Italy. Lima, it
seems, has led a food revolution
which has popularised Peruvian
cuisine around the world. Having
cooked for local fishermen, the chefs
then help out at Virgilio Martinez’s
renowned Central restaurant before
heading to cook dinner at the Lima
Country Club.
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Attenborough And The
Empire Of The Ants
8pm, BBC2
Another repeat for this intriguing
documentary in which David
Attenborough investigates two
species of ant. The more intriguing
lives in the Jura mountains between
France and Switzerland and has put
aside the usual inter-colony hostility
and embraced co-operation.
“the room is full of people that love
me”, and the friend replies: “Then
that room is full of people who don’t
know you.”
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9pm, PBS America
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part
history of the conflict in South East
Asia was recently nominated for a
Bafta, and deservedly so. Here’s a
chance to catch this superb series if
you missed it on BBC4 last year.
Packed with first-hand testimony
and terrific archive footage, what is
doubly impressive is the way that it
gives equal weight to the US and
Vietnamese experience of what the
latter call “the American War”. But
it’s the colonising French who are in
charge when the story begins in
The Assassination Of Gianni
Versace: American Crime Story
9pm, BBC2
The action alternates between Milan,
where Donatella Versace (Penélope
Cruz) is having a crisis of confidence,
and San Diego, where Andrew
Cunanan (Darren Criss) is having few
such doubts as he targets a
succession of wealthy men, finally
hitting the bullseye with Norman
Blatchford. The mask only slips
briefly at a party when he tells one
of Blatchford’s sceptical friends that
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The Wright Stuff 11.15
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Kyle backtracks
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Roo asks Alf for
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Vanessa takes
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Hosted by Matt
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The Vietnam War
Penélope Cruz faces a
crisis of confidence
9pm, BBC2
John Torode takes the
contestants to Peru
as the ‘MasterChef: The
Finals’ kitchen hots up
8pm, 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). 8.55 You’ve Been
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(R) (S). 10.20 The Bachelor
(R) (S). 12.15 Emmerdale
(R) (S). 1.15 You’ve Been
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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).
Ben Sinclair returns
in ‘High Maintenance’
10pm, Sky Atlantic
6.35 FILM: Speed 2:
Cruise Control
(Jan De Bont
1997) Action
thriller sequel,
starring Sandra
Bullock (S).
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Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(R) (S).
8.00 MasterChef: The
Finals The final
four amateur
cooks embark
on a culinary
adventure to
Peru (S).
8.00 Attenborough
And The Empire
Of The Ants The
story of how
ants survive in
the Swiss Alps
(R) (S).
8.00 Britain’s
Brightest
Family The first
semi-final (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick
treats a shihtzu cross for its
deformed front
legs (R) (S).
8.00 Springtime On
The Farm Three
sisters from East
Yorkshire reveal
their pioneering
pig farming
techniques (S).
8.00 Commonwealth
Games Extra
Extended
highlights from
day seven of the
Games (S).
9.00 DIY SOS: The
Big Build Nick
Knowles and
the team help
a teenager in a
Worcestershire
village (R) (S).
9.00 The
Assassination Of
Gianni Versace:
American
Crime Story (S).
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Sammy meets
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A couple await
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their third child
together (S).
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Yorkshire:
Somewhere
Called Home (S).
9.00 Bacchus
Uncovered:
Ancient God
Of Ecstasy
Investigating
the story of
Bacchus (S).
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(Louis Leterrier
2005) Action
thriller sequel,
starring Jason
Statham (S).
9.00 Hell’s Kitchen
USA The Red
and Blue teams
battle in a
pasta-profit
challenge (S).
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Recruitment
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Lee sits down
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Abbi (S).
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Plantagenets
The story of
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royal dynasty
(R) (S).
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2014) Sci-fi
horror, starring
Brittany Allen
(S).
10.00Hell’s Kitchen
USA The chefs
have to compete
in three
challenges (S).
10.55 Family Guy
(R) (S).
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A woman seeks
the truth about
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her with facial
scarring (R) (S).
11.15 Hospital
Cameras follow
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patient and her
surgeon (R) (S).
11.45 When Football
Changed Forever
The story of the
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the Premier
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on recent
television (R) (S).
11.05 Murder On The
Internet Part
two of two.
The dangers of
online dating
apps (R) (S).
11.00 The Mayflower
Pilgrims: Behind
The Myth The
true story of the
pilgrims’ voyage
to the New
World (R) (S).
12.00 Commonwealth
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Commonwealth Games
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Seven Year Switch (R) (S).
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George Clarke’s Old House,
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Building The Dream (R) (S).
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11.25 Family Guy
Peter puts out
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(R) (S).
11.55 Family Guy
(R) (S).
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(Mike Newell 1994)
Romantic comedy, with
Hugh Grant and Andie
MacDowell (S). 3.10 Close
12.25 American Dad! (R)
(S). 12.50 American Dad!
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Teleshopping 5.45 ITV2
Nightscreen
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1858. The Americans entered the
picture during the Cold War when
fears of the “domino effect”
spreading communism to the region
were rife.
FILM
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LAURENCE PHELAN
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High Maintenance
10pm, Sky Atlantic
If you fancy something different
(perhaps you were a fan of Six Feet
Under, which is tonally similar), this
HBO drama is a mosaic of New York
lives. It follows a cannabis dealer
known only as The Guy (played by
co-creator Ben Sinclair) as he drops
in and out of the homes of his many
clients. A series of vignettes, then,
but it is growing into something
more ambitious, and this time
around we get to know more about
The Guy and his former marriage.
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FILM OF THE DAY
===
12.40pm, Film4
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
Based on a novel by the English
fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones,
but entirely in keeping with the spirit
of weird and wonderful invention
that typifies the best work of the
Japanese animator Miyazaki, Howl’s
Moving Castle tells of a cursed but
plucky teenage girl’s adventures
with the mysterious wizard Howl
and a comical fire demon aboard a
travelling castle-on-stilts. Anything
can and does happen: Miyazaki’s
world is full of delightful surprises.
But there’s a coherent internal logic
that holds it all together. The voice
cast of this English-language version
is headed by Lauren Bacall, Jean
Simmons and Christian Bale.
8pm, Sky Cinema Comedy
(John Hughes, 1986)
Hughes’s oddball 1980s hit follows
three teens skipping school for a day.
It’s possible to find Ferris smug but
there’s no arguing with his philosophy:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t
stop and look around once in a
while, you could miss it.”
Howl’s Moving Castle
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
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Wanderlust
1.30am, Channel 4
(David Wain, 2012)
Yuppie Manhattan couple Paul Rudd
and Jennifer Aniston experiment
with an alternative lifestyle at a hippy
commune founded by acid casualty
Alan Alda. It is unfocused and baggy
but gets by on its likeable charm.
Radio
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Buses (R) (S). 4.20 On The
Buses (R) (S). 4.55 You’re
Only Young Twice (R) (S).
5.25 Rising Damp (R) (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (R) (S).
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6.00 Hollyoaks (R) (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (R) (S). 7.00
Rules Of Engagement (R)
(S). 8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (R) (S). 9.00 New
Girl (R) (S). 9.30 New Girl
(R) (S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(R) (S). 10.30 2 Broke Girls
(R) (S). 11.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (R) (S). 11.30
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) (S).
12.00 The Goldbergs (R) (S).
12.30 The Goldbergs (R) (S).
1.00 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 1.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S). 2.00 How
I Met Your Mother (R) (S).
3.00 New Girl (R) (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) (S).
4.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(R) (S). 5.00 The Goldbergs
(R) (S). 5.30 The Goldbergs
(R) (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (R)
(S). 9.30 A Place In The
Sun: Home Or Away (R) (S).
10.30 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 11.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 12.35
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 1.05
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 1.40
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 2.10
Come Dine With Me (R)
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (R) (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (R) (S). 3.45 Come
Dine With Me (R) (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (R) (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 5.55
Kirstie And Phil’s Love It
Or List It (R) (S).
6.00 Supergirl (R) (S). 7.00
Supergirl (R) (S). 8.00
Futurama (R) (S). 8.30
Modern Family (R) (S). 9.00
Modern Family (R) (S). 9.30
The Simpsons (R) (S). 10.00
The Simpsons (R) (S). 10.30
The Simpsons (R) (S). 11.00
Warehouse 13 (R) (S). 12.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S).
2.00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) (S).
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R) (S). 4.00 Stargate SG-1
(R) (S). 5.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 5.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 Fish Town (R) (S).
7.00 The Guest Wing (R)
(S). 8.00 The British (R) (S).
9.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 10.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S).
12.00 House (R) (S). 1.00
Without A Trace (R) (S).
2.00 Blue Bloods (R) (S).
3.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
4.00 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.00 House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
confronts a
bully from his
past (R) (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
A rare okapi
has mating
problems. Last
in the series
(R) (S).
6.00 Futurama
(R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
With the voice
of figure skater
Michelle Kwan
(R) (S).
6.00 House A
newborn goes
missing in the
hospital (R) (S).
7.00 Murder,
She Wrote
Jessica enrols
at a corrupt
computer
school (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Luke,
Mandy, Ella and
Oliver return
from Florida (S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers (R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A houseboat
made from
recycled scrap
(R) (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Bart fakes his
own kidnapping
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
Catherine gets
embroiled in
a kidnapping
(R) (S).
8.00 Endeavour
A scientist
developing an
early computer
is murdered
(R) (S).
8.00 The Goldbergs
Erica and her
roommate get
on each other’s
nerves (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
8.00 DC’s Legends
Of Tomorrow
Sara and Ray
uncover a
disturbing
secret when
Ava vanishes.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Frank tries to
stop a biological
weapon attack
(R) (S).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00
Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat
6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie
Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie
Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Benji B 3.00 Radio 1 Comedy
– Niki And Sammy’s Peachy
Podcast 4.00 Radio 1’s Early
Breakfast Show With Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
6am Sian Anderson 10.00
Ace 12.45pm Newsbeat
1.00 Yasmin Evans 4.00 DJ
Charlesy 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00
DJ Charlesy 7.00 DJ Target 9.02
The 8th With Charlie Sloth
11.00 1Xtra Residency – Kenny
Allstar 1am Benji B 3.00 1Xtra
Playlists 4.00 1Xtra Residency
– Melody Kane
9.00 Timeless Lucy,
Wyatt and
Rufus chase
the Mothership
back to South
Carolina in
1955 (S).
9.00 Vet On The Hill
Scott operates
on one of his
nurse’s rescue
dogs from
Romania (S).
9.00 A League Of
Their Own
With Lennox
Lewis, Christine
Ohuruogu and
Sean Lock (R) (S).
9.00 Westworld: The
Story So Far A
chance to catch
up with events
from the first
series of the scifi drama (R) (S).
10.00The Street
Drama set in
the north of
England (R) (S).
10.00Naked
Attraction
Dating show,
hosted by Anna
Richardson
(R) (S).
10.00 24 Hours In A&E
A young man
is treated after
coming off his
motorbike and
colliding with
two cars (R) (S).
10.00Rugby’s
Funniest
Moments
The sport’s
most amusing
events (R) (S).
10.00High
Maintenance
New series. The
Guy has a busier
day than usual.
10.35 Silicon Valley
(R).
11.20 The Street
A man dreads
the prospect
of retirement
(R) (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory (R) (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory Pilot
episode of the
comedy (R) (S).
11.10 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does
Countdown
With Henning
Wehn and
Victoria Coren
Mitchell (R) (S).
11.00 The Force:
North East
Northumbria
Police answer
a flood of 999
calls (R).
11.10 Billions Chuck
tries to cash in
a favour owed
to him by an
honourable
judge (R) (S).
12.45 The Suspicions Of
Mr Whicher (R) (S). 2.25
ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
12.05 First Dates (R) (S).
1.10 Tattoo Fixers (R) (S).
2.15 Naked Attraction (R)
(S). 3.10 Timeless (R) (S).
3.55 The Goldbergs (R) (S).
4.40 Rules Of Engagement
(R) (S). 5.05 Rules Of
Engagement (R) (S).
12.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
1.10 24 Hours In A&E (R)
(S). 2.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Does Countdown (R) (S).
3.15 8 Out Of 10 Cats (R) (S).
3.55 Close
12.00 Air Ambulance
ER (R) (S). 1.00 Brit Cops:
War On Crime (R) (S). 2.00
Modern Family (R) (S). 2.30
NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (S).
3.30 Road Wars (R). 4.00
The Real A&E 5.00 The
Dog Whisperer (R).
12.20 The Sopranos (R)
(S). 1.25 The Sopranos (R)
(S). 2.30 Here And Now (R).
3.40 Ready Player One:
Special (R). 4.10 The West
Wing (R) (S). 5.05 The West
Wing (R) (S).
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Fearne Cotton 9.30
Trevor Nelson 12noon Jeremy
Vine 2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show With Mark
Radcliffe 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00
Memphis & Martin Luther King
– “They Wouldn’t Treat Me Like
A Man” 11.00 Old Grey Whistle
Test 40 12mdn’t Pick Of The
Pops 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Country Playlist 3.00 Radio
2 Playlist: Easy 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Radio 2 Rocks 5.00
Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00
Essential Classics. Ian Skelly
is joined in conversation by
Stewart Lee. 12noon Composer
Of The Week: Pachelbel. Donald
Macleod explores Pachelbel’s
“Musical Thoughts On Death”.
1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. Highlights
from the Norfolk and Norwich
Chamber Music series. 2.00
Afternoon Concert. Kate
Molleson celebrates the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales’
90th Anniversary. 3.30 Choral
Evensong. Archive recording
of service from Washington
National Cathedral in the
United States. 4.30 BBC Young
Musician 2018. Highlights from
this year’s Young Musician
competition. 5.00 In Tune
7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30
Radio 3 In Concert. Thomas
Ades conducts the London
Philharmonic in his own
Powder Her Face Suite. 10.00
Free Thinking. Norwegian
crime writer Jo Nesbo talks
about his novel based on
Macbeth. 10.45 The Essay: One
Bar Electric Memoir. With
the artist and writer Harland
Miller. 11.00 Late Junction
12.30am Through The Night
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Soul Music
9.30 The History Of Secrecy
9.45 Book Of The Week: Packing
My Library 10.00 Woman’s
Hour 10.56 The Listening
Project 11.00 Generation
Neither 11.30 Big Problems
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ONDEMAND
Hamlet
BBC iPlayer
Bardic soliloquies made
comprehensible by Sherlock’s
Andrew Scott as the Dane.
Suits
Netflix
Meghan Markle plays out her
final storyline arc.
Art Of Spain
BBC iPlayer
From 2008, a repeat showing
of the first of Andrew
Graham-Dixon’s many
cultural travelogues.
With Helen Keen 12noon
News 12.04 Home Front 12.15
You And Yours 12.57 Weather
1.00 The World At One 1.45
Chinese Characters 2.00 The
Archers 2.15 Drama: Tommies
3.00 Money Box Live 3.30
Inconspicuous Consumption
4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30
The Media Show 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 Sketchtopia. Multicultural
sketch show hosted by Hardeep
Singh Kohli. 7.00 The Archers
7.15 Front Row 7.45 How Does
That Make You Feel? 8.00
Unreliable Evidence. Clive
Anderson and guests ask if
plans to modernise the courts
threaten access to justice. 8.45
Four Thought 9.00 Costing The
Earth. How shifting seasons are
affecting the UK’s wildlife. 9.30
Soul Music. A Whiter Shade Of
Pale, by Procul Harum. 10.00
The World Tonight 10.45 Book
At Bedtime: Rabbit Is Rich
11.00 Sophie Willan’s Guide
To Normality. The comedian
explores what it means to be
polite. Last in the series. 11.15
The John Moloney Show 11.30
The Digital Human 12mdn’t
News And Weather 12.30
Book Of The Week: Packing
My Library 12.48 Shipping
Forecast 1.00 As BBC World
Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast
5.30 News Briefing 5.43 Prayer
For The Day 5.45 Farming
Today 5.58 Tweet Of The Day
BBC Radio 4 LW
9.45am Daily Service 12.01pm
Shipping Forecast 5.54
Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am White Heat 6.30 Serbian
Trumpets 7.00 Ring Around
The Bath 7.30 Sketchtopia 8.00
The Navy Lark 8.30 Round
The Horne 9.00 The Write
Stuff 9.30 Life, Death And Sex
With Mike And Sue 10.00
Jude The Obscure 11.00 The
Lunch Box 11.15 Dr Barry
12noon The Navy Lark 12.30
Round The Horne 1.00 White
Heat 1.30 Serbian Trumpets
2.00 The Essex Serpent 2.15
Disability: A New History
2.30 Tristram Shandy 2.45 On
Pick
ofthe
day
Old Grey
Whistle Test 40
11pm, BBC Radio 2
Clare Grogan talks
about her Whistle
Test appearance
with Altered
Images, and Bob
Harris (above) also
chats to Chris
Rea in this repeat
celebrating the
much-loved show.
Her Majesty’s Secret Service
3.00 Jude The Obscure 4.00
The Write Stuff 4.30 Life,
Death And Sex With Mike
And Sue 5.00 Ring Around
The Bath 5.30 Sketchtopia
6.00 The Scarifyers: The King
Of Winter 6.30 The Tingle
Factor 7.00 The Navy Lark 7.30
Round The Horne 8.00 White
Heat 8.30 Serbian Trumpets
9.00 The Lunch Box 9.15 Dr
Barry 10.00 Comedy Club:
Sketchtopia 10.30 Comedy
Club: 2525 10.55 Comedy Club:
The Comedy Club Interview
11.00 Comedy Club: As Told
To Craig Brown 11.30 Comedy
Club: The Consultants 12mdn’t
The Scarifyers: The King Of
Winter 12.30 The Tingle Factor
1.00 White Heat 1.30 Serbian
Trumpets 2.00 The Essex
Serpent 2.15 Disability: A New
History 2.30 Tristram Shandy
2.45 On Her Majesty’s Secret
Service 3.00 Jude The Obscure
4.00 The Write Stuff 4.30 Life,
Death And Sex With Mike And
Sue 5.00 Ring Around The Bath
5.30 Sketchtopia
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The
Emma Barnett Show With Clare
McDonnell 1pm Afternoon
Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5
Live Sport: Champions League
Football 2017-18 10.30 Phil
Williams 1am Up All Night 5.00
Morning Reports 5.15 Wake Up
To Money
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Tom Ravenscroft 1pm
Mark Radcliffe 4.00 Steve
Lamacq 7.00 Marc Riley 9.00
Gideon Coe 12mdn’t 6 Music
Recommends With Mary
Anne Hobbs 1.00 The Celluloid
Jukebox 2.00 Eyewitness To
History 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00 Jon
Hillcock
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 Nicholas Owen 1pm
Anne-Marie Minhall 5.00
Classic FM Drive 7.00 Smooth
Classics At Seven 8.00 The
Full Works Concert. Jane
Jones presents. 10.00 Smooth
Classics 1am Sam Pittis
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Pete Donaldson 1am
Chris Martin
Heart
6am JK And Lucy 9.00 Toby
Anstis 1pm Matt Wilkinson
4.00 Sian Welby 7.00 Lilah
Parsons 10.00 Kat Shoob
1am Simon Beale 4.00 Jenni
Falconer
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With Ray Parlour
10.00 Jim White, Tony
Cascarino And Bob Mills 1pm
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Danny Kelly And Darren Gough
7.00 Kick-off 10.00 Sports Bar
1am Extra Time With Adam
Catterall
Pleasure
island
Food
Spice up your life
Introducing the flavours
that are finally making it
big in British cooking
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Madeira’s
mountainous
terrain and
lush landscapes
combine to form
one big adventure
playground, writes
RachelO’Brien
G
r i p p i n g t h e ro p e
tightly, my footing
feeling secure, I lean
back. Hesitantly, I
begin the 13-metre
descent, as a small waterfall
cascades to my left. With the aid
of two guides, I am canyoning
in part of Madeira’s Laurissilva
Forest, wearing a neoprene
wetsuit and socks, harness, boots
and helmet.
Of our rappels so far, this is the
highest, but as it is fairly straight,
and as I have found my stride, I
find it is one of the easiest.
Descent complete, I plunge into
the cold water below, release the
remaining rope from my harness
and swim slowly – and somewhat
ungainly – to nearby rocks.
Arts
Russia at the movies
What can we learn of
Putin’s people from the
films they watch?
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A cable car with views over the island’s capital, Funchal JOSE MONTES
Navigating the natural obstacles
is strenuous but exhilarating,
and one of the more adventurous
ways to see the volcanic island’s
rugged beauty. Boots filled with
water, and my uncovered hands
numb with cold, I catch my breath
and take a moment to appreciate
the subtropical forest’s primary
beauty – a type of vegetation
that is now confined solely to the
Atlantic islands of the Azores,
Canaries and Madeira.
A Po r t u g u e s e o u t p o s t ,
Madeira – 35 miles long and 14
miles wide – is closer to Africa
than mainland Europe. Thanks
to its mountainous topography
and subtropical climate, it has
become a playground for active
and nature-focused holidays. It is
shaking off its staid reputation as
a destination “for newlyweds and
nearly-deads” fast.
My pulse-raising break started
just a few hours after touching
down on the island. Indeed, even
arriving here can be hair-raising,
with a runway frequently buffeted
by strong, Atlantic winds that can
divert and even cancel flights. I
was fortunate, so, shortly after
landing and life-jacket on, and
sprayed by the Atlantic, I sped
away from the marina in Funchal
– the island’s capital – in search
of dolphins and whales. The redroofed white houses soon became
a blur as our small boat powered
out to sea. Lookouts on land
directed our guides to possible
sightings via radio and before long
we were in luck.
Twe n ty- e i gh t s p e c i e s o f
cetacean inhabit or visit the
waters around Madeira and three
kinds – bottlenose and common
dolphins and pilot whales – made
an appearance for us during the
boat trip. Encouraged by our sea
guide, I joined her at the front
edge of the RIB. Dolphins played
around the boat as she whistled
and made noises to get their
attention. “See how they can hear
me and they turn their head to
see,” she said.
After a magical afternoon on the
water, I headed back to Funchal.
It’s a charming city of cobbled
streets, pretty parks and quaint
squares that’s easy to explore on
foot, stopping for garotos (half
espresso, half milk) as you stroll.
Early evening, two street
performers near the statue
of Joao Gonçalves Zarco – a
Po r t u g u e s e e x p l o r e r w h o
established settlements in
Madeira in the early 15th century
and the first captain of Funchal
– were using puppets to sing
and dance to Harry Belafonte’s
“Banana Boat Song (Day O)” as
a crowd gathered. It felt rather
apt on a island where bananas –
and many other fruits, including
more idiosyncratic varieties such
as Indian fig, custard apples,
pineapple bananas, a host of
passion fruit and anona – thrive.
Madeira’s fecund terrain also
lends itself to mountain biking
and trail running. I opted for two
wheels, cycling a “soft” course
from Poiso to Santo da Serra
and back, an eastern itinerary of
around 12 miles.
We moved, fast, from open,
tree-lined straight and winding
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Travel
Unravelled
BY SIMON CALDER
Wicker basket
‘tobogganing’ in
Funchal (main);
Pico Ruivo is
Madeira’s highest
peak (left) GREG
SNELL; HENRIQUE S
Even arriving can
be hair-raising, the
runway buffeted by
strong Atlantic wind
Travel
essentials
How to get there
The writer flew
with Jet2.com,
which operates
flights to Madeira
from nine UK
airports from £60
one way (jet2.com).
Where to stay
The Vine Hotel,
in Funchal, has
B&B from €193
(hotelthevine.com).
What to do
Madeira Adventure
Kingdom (madeiraadventurekingdom.com)
offers canyoning
for €65pp.
See Rota dos
Cetaceos (rotados-cetaceos.pt/
index.php/en/) for
dolphin and whale
watching and
Free Ride Madeira
(freeridemadeira.
com) for mountain
biking trips.
More information
madeiraallyear.
com/en
roads, to off-roading on rugged,
muddy, slippery and sometimes
steep terrain. We stopped, often,
to catch our breath and admire
the dramatic mountain views.
T h e w e a t h e r, t h o u g h
mild throughout the year, is
changeable. Predicted storms
stymied one day’s hiking plans,
so instead I headed out on a 4x4
tour to Santana, a village on
the north coast typified
by little, thatched
A-frame houses. En
route, we passed
dense forests and
w a t e r fa l l s , my
guide joking that
we were “on safari”
and that the black
and white sheep
were zebras, minus
the stripes.
Hiking alongside levadas
(centuries-old, man-made
irrigation channels) is one of
Madeira’s more traditional
outdoor pursuits. The rain eased
as I set off on a short, easy walk
starting in Ribeiro Frio, following
a course to the Balcoes belvedere
viewpoint. It was damp underfoot
as I passed through dense
woodland of pine and laurel,
banana and passion fruit trees. A
Madeiran chaffinch heralded my
arrival at the observation point,
with its impressive views over the
Ribeira da Metade valley.
Happily, active pursuits can be
rewarded with delicious, hearty
meals – such as bolo do caco (sweet
potato round bread) with garlic
butter and espetada (skewers
of beef) served with milho frito
(cubed, fried maize flour).
After a traditional dinner
of espada (scabbard fish) with
banana in the old town, I ventured
out in search of nightlife.
There was a lively atmosphere
as poncha drinkers mingled on
Santa Maria Street. At 23 Vintage
Bar it was Jukebox night and the
DJ, under a neon “on air” sign,
played tracks by Adam Ant and
Phil Collins. A rum cocktail at
Mini Eco Bar offered a slightly
cooler vibe before I headed back
to my hotel.
By day, even the capital
offers the chance for an
adrenaline surge. One
of Madeira’s most
renowned tourist
attractions is a
1.2-mile ride in a
wicker “toboggan”
s t a r t i n g
from Monte,
above Funchal,
to Livramento.
As I sat on a padded
seat, two drivers, wearing
straw boaters, pushed the basket
on its wooden runners from
behind, down the winding roads,
using their rubber-soled shoes as
brakes. Shortly after setting off, it
began to rain. One of the drivers
pushing a toboggan in front lost
his hat to the wind, so we slowed
to pick it up.
The 10-minute descent was lots
of fun, raising smiles all round.
At the end, I located the driver
without his hat. He gave me a
thumbs up sign to show his thanks
and I returned the gesture.
It is exactly what I’d give an
active weekend in Madeira – the
thumbs up.
Secret gems of Los Angeles, and
airline rules for childrens’ seats
Q
I’m looking at visiting Los
Angeles next year for my 40th
birthday with my friend. Are there
any secret gems hidden in the city that
we should visit, in your opinion? Also,
is public transport in the city awful, or
is it not too bad?
Hannah G
A
Los Angeles is a great choice.
Stand-out attractions include
the Pacific shoreline from Venice
Beach (pictured) to Santa Monica, and
the magnificent Getty Museum.
Public transport has had a terrible
reputation, but it is no longer
justified. The Metro Rail network
is extensive and reliable, and it is
augmented by relatively fast and
frequent buses. Compared with
renting a car, or using Uber, it is also
good value.
For some of my top choices, such
as a walk along Broadway, one of
America’s most fascinating streets,
public transport is all you need. But
for one ambitious day, a rental car or a
series of Ubers is worthwhile.
Start in the morning with the
Warner Bros. studio tour in Burbank:
a great idea for early in your stay,
because you will be waking up early
due to jet lag. Book the first tour of
the day, when the staff are fresh and
the movie lot will have plenty of
professionals at work, but not too
many visitors.
Close by for brunch afterwards:
Bob’s Big Boy diner, declared a
historical landmark by the state of
California in 1993 and a great location.
Then head for the Hollywood Hills,
which include the Hollywood sign and
Griffith Park Observatory; you can
hike some remarkable back-country
trails along a ridge with downtown
LA on one side and the San Fernando
Valley on the other.
Q
What is the law on children
sitting on their own on an
aircraft? My daughter is travelling
with children aged 11 and 8. If the
airline tries to separate them from
their mum, can she kick up a fuss?
Name withheld
A
Oh, for the days when airlines
did the right thing by families,
arranging seating to suit parents and
children. The very straightforward
solution would be for your daughter
and her children to sit in a row of
three. Instead, passengers on many
airlines are encouraged to pay extra
to guarantee such an arrangement.
If, like me, you refuse to hand over
any more cash, you have to rely
upon a combination of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations and
airlines’ own policies. The CAA’s rules
to make sure parents and younger
children (defined as under 12s) remain
close are not designed with child
welfare in mind; it is purely a safety
issue in case of the extremely rare
case that everyone has to get off an
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Food
B
ritain has always had
a taste for foods from
every nook, cranny and
corner of the globe,
but our desire for new
flavours develops every year
thanks to the chefs who champion
them, and how easily available the
ingredients are.
T h e “O t t o l e n gh i e f fe c t”
is praised for popularising
many Middle Eastern and
Mediterranean ingredients, which
the cookery writers Elizabeth
David and Claudia Roden had
tried to get us cooking at home
decades earlier.
Sales show we’re now fully
embracing nutty, salty dukkah as
a perfect match for eggs, or sticky,
sour pomegranate molasses to
enrich any salad dressing, soup
or stew.
Take Bart Ingredients, for
example. The Bristol firm has
been selling spices since 1953, but
reports huge hikes in the past 24
months in the popularity of za’atar
(up 127 per cent), ras el hanout
(85.2 per cent), baharat (71.6 per
cent) and sumac (54.9 per cent).
Some essential ingredients
have previously proved tricky to
get hold of if you don’t live in a city.
But now most big supermarkets
stock a wide range of spices –
Sainsbury’s revamped its range to
include za’atar, baharat and ancho
chilli flakes in 2016 – and there are
great quality online retailers such
as Ottolenghi, Bart, Sous Chef and
Honey & Co.
Despite the rendang ding dong
on Masterchef earlier this month,
we now expect to reproduce
authentic dishes from all over
South East Asia at home, too;
try The Asian Cookshop website
for anything you can’t find in
a supermarket.
See which of these spices you
fancy trying out yourself...
SUMAC
Don’t be fooled by the appearance
of sumac. Although it is a deep red
flaky powder, it has a tart taste –
much like citrus, though earthier
– and is made from ground
sumac berries.
Try using it anywhere you’d
use lemon juice or zest: in salad
dressings, on roast chicken or on
fish, for example. Dust it on top of
New spice
The variety of spices available in British supermarkets has grown
hugely in recent years. Sophie Morris picks the best to try out
We now
expect to
reproduce
authentic
dishes from
South East
Asia at home
feta and hummus. Italians use it as
a marinade for pork, with oil and
garlic. You can even try it in sweet
things such as biscuits, breads
and pastries.
ZA’ATAR
This is a spice blend typically
made with dried thyme, oregano
and marjoram, along with sesame
seeds and salt, though sumac and
cumin are often involved, too.
Middle Eastern supermarkets
have long had entire walls of jars,
and today you can buy it in Tesco,
Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Chef Selin Kiazim, of
modern Turkish restaurant
Oklava, recommends adding
it to breadcrumbs to make a
“deliciously zingy” crumb for
chicken, meat or fish. It’s also
delicious on eggs – garnish
scrambled eggs with it or add it to
a tortilla before grilling the top –
or sprinkle on oil-dunked bread.
BAHARAT
Hus Vedat at Yosma and selection of their dishes (inset); top:
Selin Kiazim, head chef of Turkish restaurant Oklava
T h i s wo rd m e a n s “s p i ce”
in Arabic, so it’s a popular
ingredient when any type of dish
needs a bit of welly. Every cook
will have their own recipe, but
in principle it’s a warming blend
which will add an aromatic depth
to your dishes – ideal if you’re not
a fan of very hot foods.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s version
is a mix of black peppercorns,
coriander seeds, cinnamon,
cloves, allspice, cumin, cardamom
and nutmeg, while the Honey & Co
cookbook blend includes fennel
seeds, turmeric and dried chilli.
Kiazim describes it as the “vital
ingredient” in her grandmother’s
spiced baharat bread, which she
serves with date butter. At Honey
& Co it’s used in lamb meatballs
and lamb siniya, a shepherd’s
pie-like recipe with a tahini and
yogurt top – you can experiment
with it in any mince-based dishes.
URFA CHILLI FLAKES
Think of Urfa as the most mellow
chilli you’ll ever meet. It’s a dark
colour, almost black, instead of the
typical fiery red, and has a rich,
warm, and comforting flavour,
achieved by smoking the peppers
before they’re ground up.
It’s also known as isot
pepper, and goes by this
name in the kitchens
o f H u s Ve d a t ,
executive chef of
upmarket Turkish
restaurant Yosma,
i n L o n d o n ’s
Marylebone.
Vedat adds it to
meat dishes for a
smoky flavour, and
uses it in a wood-fired
lamb rump with smoky
aubergine and lime yoghurt called
Ali Nasik.
It’s still hard to come by in
supermarkets, but you might
find it in a good Turkish corner
shop, and at online retailers such
as Ottolenghi, Sous Chef, and
Honey & Co. Kiazim uses it in a
garlic mayonnaise.
GORAKA OR GAMBOGE
Charith Priyadarshana, head
chef of a collective of Sri Lankan
chefs called Paradise, uses lots of
goraka. “This spice comes from a
bright orange fruit that is divided
into segments and dried,” he
explains. “It’s used in Sri Lankan
fish curries such as ambul thiyal,
and imparts a strong, savoury
flavour. After cooking, we remove
the goraka cloves as they are
too strong and sour to be eaten
by themselves.”
DUKKAH
If you’re a fan of crunch and add
nuts and seeds to your salads
and veg, you’ll love dukkah.
O ttolenghi’s dukkah blend
includes hazelnut, sunflower,
cumin, fennel, coriander, nigella
and sesame seeds and sweet
paprika. Try it on your
porridge, fold it into
hummus, or add it
to veg with lots
of olive oil before
roasting them.
MALDIVE
FISH OR
UMBALAKADE
“This is Sri
Lanka’s answer
to the shrimp
pastes and fish sauces
of South East Asia,” says
Priyadarshana. “Used extensively
across our curries, this is dried
fish from the Maldive Islands
that has been boiled, smoked
and dried in the sun.” It’s found
across vegetable curries and is a
key ingredient in seeni sambol, a
sweet onion relish.
‘Oklava: Recipes from a TurkishCypriot kitchen’ by Selin Kiazim
(£18.99, Mitchell Beazley); book
tickets for the Sri Lankan Paradise
supperclub tomorrow and Friday
at Brother Marcus, Balham,
London SW12, brother-marcus.
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new Cold
War?
British satires are out and
patriotic epics are in, but there
are plenty of reasons to be
cheerful about the Russia at the
movies, says Geoffrey Macnab
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T
he final of the 1972 Munich
O l y m p i c s b a s ke t b a l l
i s a l m o s t ove r. T h e
Americans, who have
never lost an Olympic
basketball game, appear
to have secured a one-point victory.
Amid chaotic scenes, the Soviet
coaches protest that the match isn’t
yet over. The clock is reset for three
seconds – and the Soviets score a
miraculous winning basket.
This was the most unlikely and most
contentious ending to an Olympic
basketball final. Now, it has inspired
a Russian film, Three Seconds (also
known as Going Vertical), which earlier
this year became the biggest local hit
in Russian history, eclipsing the record
that had previously been held by Fedor
Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad (2013).
Stalingrad and Three Seconds both
conform to what Westerners might
expect of Russian cinema during the
late-Putin era. They are both patriotic
films in which symbolic foes – Nazis in
one case, Americans in the other – are
vanquished against the odds.
At exactly the time that Three Seconds
was burning up records at the Russian
box office earlier this year, grossing
well over £36m, the Russians banned
Armando Iannucci’s satire The Death of
Stalin. As British relations with Russia
deteriorate following the Salisbury
spy poisoning, it is not surprising that
irreverent British-made comedies
about Soviet history are being shut out
of Russian cinemas. Nor is it startling
that nationalistic epics are doing so well
with local audiences.
Ahead of the Fifa World Cup in
June, a rousing new state-financed
football movie The Coach – directed by
and starring actor Danila Kozlovsky
(dubbed “Russia’s Tom Cruise”), and
backed by controversial politician
Vitaly Mutko – is about to be released.
Later this year, another militaristic
epic, T-34, about a courageous group
We don’t
want to be
engaged
in politics,
we want to
create good
movies
of Russian soldiers led by rising star
Alexander Petrov who escape from
German captivity in a half-destroyed
T-34 tank, will be unleashed.
Yet look a little more closely at the
Russian film industry and a more
complex picture emerges.
The Russians may have shunned The
Death of Stalin (left) but anti-British
sentiment hasn’t stopped them from
taking Paddington to their hearts.
Paddington 2 has made more than £4m
at the Russian box office.
Russian movies that are sharply
critical of the status quo are still
being commissioned, sometimes
with Ministry of Culture support.
For example, the ministry supported
A n d r e y Zv y a g i n t s e v ’s O s c a rnominated Leviathan, a dark drama
that exposed corruption in a small
Russian seaside town.
True, the ministry soon afterward
complained about films “defiling” the
national culture. Leviathan was heavily
criticised by the authorities – but it was
made and released.
Earlier this month, art-house biopic
Dovlatov, about dissident Russian
writer Sergei Dovlatov, was released. A
few years ago, President Putin himself
intervened to ensure that Alexander
Sokurov was able to finance his film
version of Faust, which won the Golden
Lion at the 2011 Venice Festival.
As for the Russian cinema-going
public, their tastes turn out to be very
similar to those of film goers almost
anywhere else. They love Vin Diesel
and Chris Hemsworth, Thor, The Fast
And The Furious and the latest big
Hollywood animated features.
“I don’t think there is anti-Western
feeling. The audience goes to the cinema
to be entertained,” says producer Mila
Rozanova. (Her recent credits include
Ivan I Tverdovsky’s satire Zoology,
about a middle-aged female office
worker who grows a tail, and Battle for
Sevastopol, about Russia’s most famous
female sniper.) Rozanova doesn’t see
anything inherently sinister either in
the current fad for triumphalist films
about Russians beating their enemies.
She argues Three Seconds wasn’t just an
exercise in jingoism.
“I think there is some kind of feeling
of patriotism in the Russian audience
but I wouldn’t say that people went
to see Three Seconds only because
Russians beat Americans. There are
other movies in which Russians beat
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television
SEAN O’GRADY
A gut-wrenching
journey with a
predictable ending
» Come Home BBC1, 9pm
» Made in Yorkshire with John Prescott Channel 5, 9pm
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Americans that are not successful and
which fail. [Three Seconds] was based
on a true story and has a very human
character. It speaks to values which are
common to people in general.
“Russian people, like people in
every country, like to see films about
their culture, everyday life and DNA,”
Rozanova continues. It helps, she
suggests, that the quality of Russian
films is improving. “After the [end of
the] Soviet Union, there was a decline
in film education. Now, there is a new
generation of directors and actors. The
level of production is higher.”
Another current hit Russian movie
is Ice about a girl from a tough and
impoverished provincial background
who blossoms as a champion ice
skater. It’s like a Russian version of I,
Tonya, but without its knowingness.
Disconcertingly, alongside the skating
scenes, it features musical interludes in
which all the characters suddenly burst
into song and dance.
Of the films in the top 20 at the
Russian box office last year, several
were shot in British studios. Pirates of
the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
did better relatively in Russia than in
any other market. (It would have been
the number one film of the year if it
hadn’t been for Three Seconds).
Russian critics may have heaped
derision on Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina,
but at least it was distributed there. In
recent years, the New British Film
Festival in Moscow, organised by the
British Council, has brought British
films to Moscow. Last month the
Russian Foreign Ministry said it would
close the British Council in Russia.
Rozanova claims that she has never
had “problems” when dealing with the
government. The Ministry of Culture
plays an important role in supporting
“auteur” films and titles from firsttime directors. A new generation of
filmmakers is therefore emerging.
Kantemir Balagov’s debut feature
ome Home came home
with a concluding episode
that would, I’d have
thought, make any sequel
fairly pointless and which, indeed,
threatened to devalue whole
drama. To recap, this three-part
series concerned itself with a
family being torn apart and the
inevitable traumas inflicted on all
concerned (and even some people
not particularly concerned): mum
(Paula Malcomson), abandoned
dad (Christopher Eccleston) and
the kids, after 19 years of marriage.
As the episodes ground on, we
discovered that she did so because:
he was very controlling and he
wanted her to be a substitute for
his own mother, a “slave”; he fooled
her into having another child by
faking a vasectomy; she herself had
an undeclared affair that meant his
middle child was not his.
He, on the other hand, after the
separation, took up with another
manipulative woman (Kerri
Quinn) with a violent husband in
tow, and moved her and her kid
into the family home. It was quite
a gut-wrenching journey for the
viewer, too.
The emotional stuff was moving
Closeness won an International Critics’
Prize in Cannes. Tverdovsky is at work
on a second feature, Jumpman. Yuri
Bykov, 36, has directed several features,
most recently The Factory.
Rozanova suggests the current
debate in Russia is less about whether
films attacking the state should
be supported than about whether
taxpayers’ money should be spent on
more commercial movies, which should
be able to find financing independently.
The Russian attitude toward
Zvyagintsev is revealing. There is pride
about his international success even as
officials frown at his excoriating vision
of contemporary Russia. His latest
film Loveless may not have received
any state support, but it was still put
forward as Russia’s candidate for the
Oscars – and secured a nomination.
“As filmmakers, we don’t want to
be engaged in politics but we want to
create good movies,” Rozanova says.
She points out that international
distributors, who are becoming more
and more interested in Russian cinema,
aren’t swayed by politics either.
“If the story is interesting for them,
then they want to distribute it. It has
nothing to do with our president, our
government or our nationality.”
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Three Seconds (top)
has become Russia’s
biggest local box office
hit; Russians have
taken Paddington 2
(above) to their hearts;
The Coach (centre) and
Ice (far left) celebrate
the country’s sporting
achievements
The emotional stuff
was moving and the
series dealt deftly with
every pressure
and the series dealt deftly with
virtually every pressure exerted on
modern family life. From postnatal
depression through infidelity,
alcoholism, app-enabled sexual
encounters in pub bogs and, to
be fair, plenty of parental love
and compassion, it was a virtual
handbook for any trainee marriage
guidance counsellor.
The dramatic tension was
maintained almost to the end by a
fine cast and some elegant writing
and direction.
It was, then, a bit of a pity that
the whole mad story ended with
a truly prosaic denouement – a
family judge stating that the
kids could stay with their mum
during the week and their dad at
weekends. That was anticlimactic
and, though entirely routine in such
cases, I was hoping for something
a bit more, well, dramatic. But
no, what we got was two lawyers
arguing the toss and a sensible
compromise from the beak.
The trouble with family
breakdown as a basis for a drama
is that it is overwhelmingly a
Christopher Eccleston and Kerri
Quinn portray a newly single father
and his new lover in ‘Come Home’
boringly predictable and routine
process; emotionally painful, yes,
financially ruinous and endlessly
destructive, of course, with all
manner of possible chimerical
outcomes glimpsed by the confused
participants as they try to navigate
their way through it all, but with
the grim inevitability of a cold legal
document handed down to them
by which to map out the rest of
their lives.
Made in Yorkshire with John
Prescott was a pretty random bit
of TV. I have always liked Prescott,
even admired him, at least
politically. Rather underestimated,
authentic, witty and a terrible
victim of class snobbery.
His personal life was another
matter. If you wanted to know what
he’s up to these days, then Channel
5 gave us a bit of a glimpse and he
seems to be enjoying life in semiretirement, still driving a Jag and,
for our benefit and his, “finding the
secret of how some of our favourite
foods are made”.
I did wonder whether it was
entirely wise for old Prezza to have
been filmed at the Heck sausage
factory in Kirklington, somewhere
full of opportunities for smutty
innuendo. Not so very long ago,
Prescott’s ex-lover said that the
deputy prime ministerial manhood
resembled a “cocktail sausage”.
I am sure that I detected a
mischievous smile playing around
his lips as he gave his verdict on the
sausage machine: “The sausage
depends on the kind of quality of
meat you’ve got and how you deal
with it in the process.”
Couldn’t have put it better
myself, John. THE INDEPENDENT
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agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Tracey Emin has
unveiled a new
artwork with
a ‘subliminal
message’ to Europe
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ST PANCRAS STATION, LONDON
HHHHH
Tracey’s back. She’s posing
for a gaggle of snap-happy
photographers, all kneeling in
obeisance, inside Barlow’s great
Victorian train shed at St Pancras
International station. She prinks
at her piled-up auburn hair.
She stands up on a little bar to
increase her height somewhat. She
sets her face in that snarly, wonky,
slightly combative look of hers.
We’re here to celebrate – or,
at worst, merely look at – a
new light work, drawn in her
own handwriting, which hangs
suspended in the air in front of
Dent’s clock. She’s full of selfpraise at the press conference in
Searcys Champagne Bar a few
minutes later. She loves the work
she’s made. It was tremendously
difficult to bring off. Seven
months of hard labour. A lot of
health and safety issues – height,
weight, etc. No, it’s not neon,
that would have been too heavy.
LED lights, she mentions. Most
important of all was not to shock
the train drivers as they gently
nosed in from Paris or Margate.
Which meant that it couldn’t be
yellow or green or red. Luckily, she
only ever wanted the close-clench
of pink anyway. She loves Europe.
She loves togetherness.
“It’s a great, subliminal message
sent out to the rest of Europe,” she
shouts, buoyed up on the wings
of her rhetoric. She hates that the
rich are getting richer. She hates
that the poor are getting poorer.
Tracey Emin has had a lot of
dealings with words. Almost a
quarter of a century ago, she
embroidered a roll-call of her
lovers on the walls of a tent,
thus gaining for herself instant,
eye-catching notoriety. And today,
POP
They’re joined on stage by Max
Tundra, the electronic music
genius who brought them back
from career oblivion and produced
their quite brilliant new album,
Daphne & Celeste Save The World.
The lights go up and Celeste
flips on a bubble machine. The
crowd are then treated to two
further new tracks, “A.L.T.O.” and
“Whatever Happened To Yazz”,
an ode to popstars of yesteryear.
Acknowledging their own unique
place in pop history (“Whatever
happened to Daphne & Celeste?”
“Well, obviously we’re here…”) they
say it’s only fitting they do one
of their old songs. And then they
mess up the intro.
“Ooh Stick You” is still a crowdpleaser, almost 20 years later,
and the girls throw inflatable ice
cream cones and beach balls into
Daphne &
Celeste
BOSTON MUSIC ROOMS, LONDON
HHHHH
It’s been 18 years since their
first album, and when the lights
don’t go up at the start of their
London comeback gig, you’d be
forgiven for thinking that Daphne
& Celeste are actually very
reluctant pop stars.
Thankfully it’s not the case, as
they set the scene for what’s going
to be a very interesting, and all
too short, evening. As 2015 song
“You And I Alone” begins, they play
with torches to illuminate their
faces and it’s clear the American
duo are already having a ball.
A New Era: Scottish
Modern Art 1900-1950
Jess Robinson
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF
MODERN ART, EDINBURGH
More than 100 paintings,
sculptures and works on
paper charting Scottish
modernism, from JD Fergusson
and SJ Peploe in the early part
of the century to the turn of the
1950s. (0131 624 6200) to 10 Jun
A Quiet Place
15, JOHN KRASINSKI, 90 MINS
and for an entire year, a few of
Tracey’s words will be hanging,
suspended from a grey gantry,
20 metres across, at St Pancras
Station, a place through which the
world breezes daily, back and forth,
on its ceaseless flight to elsewhere
and back. What do they say, these
words of Tracey’s?
I Want My Time With You.
The fact is that a lot of bad art
hangs around at railway stations.
St Pancras already has its fair
share. Think of that gruesome,
over-sized statue, commonly
called The Lovers. That’s there,
directly beneath Tracey’s words,
jostling for attention. When you
look at the station art of St Pancras,
you would think the 20th century
never existed. How many blind old
men sit on the committee which
chooses this stuff?
And why bother anyway, you
might say? Folks can’t really afford
to pay much attention to public art
at railway stations because they
are too busy going somewhere.
MICHAEL GLOVER
The director stars alongside
Emily Blunt in this ingenious and
extremely well-crafted horror
film, set in the aftermath of an
alien invasion. Nationwide release
120 BPM
(Beats Per Minute)
15, ROBIN CAMPILLO, 143 MINS
Robin Campillo’s ensemble
drama, a Cannes winner in 2017,
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-twenties. Limited release
TALKS & POETRY
David Baldacci
DRILL HALL, CHEPSTOW
The American thriller writer
discusses the latest book in his
Amos Decker series, The Fallen.
(01291 625011) tonight 7pm
THE INDEPENDENT
The impressionist brings
Beyoncé, Kate Bush, Judy
Garland and other female icons to
very funny life. Camberley Theatre
(01276 707600) tonight; Junction,
Cambridge (01223 511511) Fri
JAZZ
Tori Freestone and
Alcyona Mick
VORTEX JAZZ, LONDON N16
The duo celebrate the release of
their debut album, Criss Cross.
(020 7254 4097) tonight
FOLK & ROOTS
The Lowest Pair
VARIOUS VENUES
The Americana twosome,
combining the banjo picking
of Kendl Winter and Palmer
T Lee. Blue Sky Café, Bangor
(01248 355444) tonight; Drovers
Arms, Puncheston (01348 881469)
Thur; Café No 8, Launceston
(01566 777369) Fri
THEATRE
Mary Stuart
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
A revival of Robert Icke’s
extraordinarily gripping, edgeof-your-seat Almeida staging of
Schiller’s great play, with Juliet
Stevenson and Lia Williams.
(01225 448844) to Sat
VISUAL ARTS
THE INDEPENDENT
the audience. It’s a brave move to
arm people, given the infamous
bottling they received at the
Reading Festival in 2000, but this
time they’re among friends.
At one point, Daphne starts
modelling balloons and places
an ornate crown on Max’s head.
The pair are having a blast. Recent
release “BB” aka “basic buskers” is
next, and then new single “Alarms”,
which “needs to be at Ministry Of
Sound levels” raises the roof.
Of course, no Daphne & Celeste
show would be complete without
one song in particular. So, after a
rendition of kooky album-opener
“Save The World”, they launch into
“U.G.L.Y.” complete with original
dance moves. And it’s still an
utterly brilliant pop song.
DARREN SCOTT
VARIOUS VENUES
If you only see
one thing today
A Pre-Raphaelite
Collection
Unveiled: the
Cecil French
Bequest
LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM
Terrace Wires: Tracey Emin
COMEDY
FILM
reviews
VISUAL ARTS
VISUAL ARTS
WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’
VILLAGE, COMPTON
The “forgotten”
collection of Cecil
French, a passionate
advocate of the
later Victorians.
Important works by
Frederic Leighton,
Lawrence AlmaTadema, John William
Waterhouse (Mariana
in the South, circa 1897,
left), Edward BurneJones and Albert
Moore are among
the paintings and
drawings on display.
(01483 810235) to 3 Jun
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EXPORTS
Weak pound proves bonus
for British export market
By Laurie Havelock
A survey suggests that UK firms
have been unexpectedly boosted by a
weaker pound and that the value of
British exports is set to expand at its
fastest rate since 2011.
According to research conducted
by HSBC, 62 per cent of companies
feel that Brexit will have at least a
neutral or positive effect on their
business, according to a survey of
350 firms.
The bank also predicts that UK
goods and services exports will rise
by 10 per cent in 2018 to hit $900bn
(£639bn) in total.
The United States is the best
prospect for British firms, the
report found, with 19 per cent of
exporters targeting the country to
fuel their growth.
Germany and France were the
next most popular markets for firms
looking abroad.
“Undeterred by future post-EU
uncertainty, businesses clearly aim
to capitalise on the cheaper pound
and rising demand in key markets
to boost their overseas sales,” said
Amanda Murphy, head of commercial
banking at HSBC.
HSBC’s forecast also sees the
dollar value of UK exports doubling
before 2030, after taking into
account the effect of price and
exchange rate changes, with the
HSBC predicts that India
will be the fastest-growing
importer of British goods by
2030, followed by the UAE,
Vietnam and Indonesia, with
China in fourth place.
The 30
Second
Briefing
ULTIMO’’S
COLLAPSE
Lingerie company Ultimo has announced
that it will cease trading this month
The firm said that it had reached the
decision after an extensive review of the
business, prompted by a few “extremely
challenging” years for the company
founded by Baroness Michelle Mone.
Quote of
the day
If the information
were to hand, it
might contribute
to closing the gaps
in public trust and
understanding
about monetary
policy
Andy Haldane
Bank of England chief
economist on how QE
was misunderstood
Michelle Mone? The peer?
The very same. Mone (right) founded
Ultimo in 1996 before building the
company up into a £39m business
alongside her then husband, Michael.
After successfully running the firm for
almost two decades, she sold a majority
shareholding to Sri Lankan-based fund
MAS Holdings. Mone later resigned
her directorship of Ultimo and left the
management of the business in 2015.
She was then appointed by Iain Duncan
Smith to serve as “Business Tsar” and to
lead a review into small businesses in
2015, and shortly after featured on David
Cameron’s latest Life Peers list thanks to
her “services to the lingerie industry”, in
addition to an OBE awarded in 2010.
What happened?
According to an Ultimo spokesperson,
increased competition in the market and
“more cautious consumer spending” due
to economic uncertainty dealt a hammer
blow to the firm’s profitability.
What’s next for Ultimo?
A press release issued yesterday notes
that suppliers and stakeholders have
been notified, as have all of the firm’s
supply partners, including high street
names like House of Fraser, Debenhams
and Next, where Ultimo products are
stocked. Its 11 in-house staff have been
made redundant ahead of a trading
cut-off of 15 April.
services industry set to contribute
more in the next decade.
The Institute of Directors (IoD)
also warned yesterday that British
firms should not prioritise making
deals around the world at the expense
of breaking ties with the EU.
The group, which represents
more than 30,000 members from the
UK’s top businesses, said ministers
needed to boost trade worldwide in
order to make their “global Britain”
dreams a reality.
An IoD poll of 800 company
directors found that the EU has
provided stronger growth for
exporting British firms over
the past two years than Asia or
North America.
Though business leaders see
potential in these regions over the
next five years, the lobbying group
says that those polled still expect
HSBC suggests the dollar value of UK
exports will double before 2030 GETTY
the EU to provide the best growth
potential for British exporters.
Allie Renison, the group’s head
of Europe and trade policy, warned
ministers to “get real about trade,
and fast”.
“Going global is as much about
opportunities in Europe as it is
further afield, and this should be
reflected in how the government
s h a p e s p o s t - B rex i t B r i t a i n ,”
she added.
ECONOMY
Key Bank
figure seeks
interest
rates rise
By Laurie Havelock
The Bank of England should not
delay in raising interest rates
again, according to one of its main
policymakers, with more expensive
borrowing the key to boosting the
UK’s economy.
Ian McCafferty – a member of the
Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee
(MPC) – told Reuters that the
prospect of faster pay rises and a
strong pick-up in the global economy
had underlined the need for more
expensive borrowing costs in the
near future.
“We shouldn’t dally when it comes
to tightening policy modestly,” said
Mr McCafferty, one of two MPC
members who voted for a rate rise
last month.
He added that wage growth –
which has lagged behind inflation
for much of the past decade – could
prove stronger than the Bank’s
Monetary Policy Committee had
previously estimated.
A lack of “slack” in the UK’s
job market was largely to blame,
Mr McCafferty added, though
unemployment at its lowest since
1975, skill shortages threatening
some sectors and employers offering
higher wages to stop workers leaving,
had all contributed to current
inflation pressure.
“It’s not wages suddenly bursting
away, but it gives you a modest upside
risk,” he summarised.
The Bank raised interest rates for
the first time in almost a decade in
November despite persistent worries
about growth in the economy on the
back of Brexit uncertainty.
NEWS
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VOICES
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TV
28-29
COMMODITIES
Sanctions sink share swap
between Glencore and EN+
By Russell Lynch
The fallout from US sanctions
reverberated through London
markets again yesterday as the
co m m o d i ty- t rad i n g co m p a ny
Glencore shelved a major share-swap
deal with the Russian tycoon Oleg
Deripaska’s EN+ business.
Glencore had planned to swap its
8.75 per cent stake in the aluminium
producer Rusal – another of Mr
Deripaska’s companies – for about
10 per cent in EN+, giving it more
exposure to that firm’s power assets.
Rusal is the world’s second-biggest
producer of aluminium and Glencore
is also its biggest customer under a
multi-year deal to buy Rusal’s metal,
worth $2.4bn (£1.7bn) last year.
But Glencore said yesterday it was
abandoning the share swap and Ivan
Glasenberg – the trading company’s
billionaire founder – has resigned
from Rusal’s board.
Swiss-based Glencore also said it
was “evaluating the position” under
its contracts with Rusal, although it
stressed they were “not material” to
the group.
That helped the shares to bounce
back 7.35p, or 2.17 per cent, to
346.5p yesterday after fears that the
company could be caught up in the
fallout from the sanctions.
The dramatic moves announced
last week ban US individuals and
Glencore said it
was ‘evaluating
the position’ under
its contracts with
Rusal AFP/GETTY
companies from doing business with
24 Russians – including Mr Deripaska
– and 14 companies in total.
Although Glencore is not a US
firm, the sanctions complicate doing
business with the oligarch, laying
open the risk of heavy penalties for
sanction-busting.
Mr Deripaska has called the
US move “groundless, ridiculous
and absurd”.
London investors were burned in
the EN+ float four months ago with
shares down more than half since
then, while Rusal’s shares fell another
9 per cent yesterday. Bloomberg was
not displaying prices for the EN+
and Rusal’s London-listed stock
yesterday, stating they were subject
to US sanctions. EVENING STANDARD
Around 10 per cent of
Rusal’s aluminium goes
into the US. Insiders say it could
end up there despite sanctions
after being sold in China.
‘Enhanced’ scrutiny for top accounting firms
The UK’s six largest accounting firms
are facing a regulatory crackdown
after the watchdog said it would
“enhance” its monitoring of the
sector amid growing criticism of
auditing failures.
Outlook
SIMON
ENGLISH
Cryan all the way
to the bank fails to
revive Deutsche
W
hen banks go bad, it
is nearly impossible
to make them good
again. That seems
to be the lesson from
the defenestration of John Cryan, the
latest chief executive to have tried
and failed to make Deutsche Bank
something other than a disaster zone.
BUSINESS SPORT
38-41
47-56
i WEDNESDAY
11 APRIL 2018
TECHNOLOGY
Celebrities help
Hostelworld’s
earnings rise
13% in 2017
By Holly Williams
FINANCE
By Kalyeena Makortoff
IQ
30-36
The Financial Reporting Council
said the move is meant to avoid
instability in the financial sector
and “systemic deficiencies” in the
networks of the sector’s biggest
companies – BDO, Deloitte, EY,
KPMG, PwC and Grant Thornton.
The watchdog said it had already
started work on monitoring risk
reporting, contingency planning and
IT security across the companies,
and plans to report back to the firms
on its findings.
It will also publish individual
reports covering the audit quality of
each company in June.
Deutsche is the German equivalent
of RBS – a previously solid, boring
lender that got ideas above its station
under cocky executives and crashed
to earth in spectacular fashion.
Unlike RBS, Deutsche narrowly
avoided needing a public bailout.
Like RBS, it was briefly the biggest
bank in the world, bragging about
“assets” of €2trn (£1.7trn) as if having
lent more money than anyone else
was an automatic sign of success.
It is hard not to feel sorry for
Cryan, a decent-sounding man
who was open about bankers being
overpaid and mocking of the very
idea of bonuses, admitting they didn’t
make him work harder and shouldn’t
be a part of his contract.
That sounds exactly the approach
Deutsche needed, a sense of retreat
and a clear admission that the past
was a failure. Instead, it seems to have
executives who want to recreate the
past, only better, to see that Deutsche
is a global investment banking player
rather than a simple provider of
finance to corporate Germany.
If Cryan is wondering what
more he could have done, that’s
understandable. Last November he
told the Financial Times that working
for Deutsche Bank was “getting more
fun every day” and that “the heavy
lifting is almost over”. Within weeks,
whispering that he was on his way
out began. Having slashed bonuses
initially under Cryan, Deutsche
Some of Sewing’s
demands sound almost
comical, while his tone
invites fate to intervene
quadrupled them for 2017, even as it
plunged to another pre-tax loss. This
seeming inability to make up its mind
about what it wanted to be – cautious,
or hard-charging – must make the
bank almost impossible to manage.
The new man, Christian Sewing,
said in a memo to staff yesterday
A star-studded advertising campaign
featuring celebrities including
Charlie Sheen and Mariah Carey is
helping boost bookings at the online
site Hostelworld as it posted record
annual earnings.
The London-listed group said
Hostelworld-brand bookings jumped
13 per cent higher in 2017 thanks
largely to its ongoing “unexpected
guest” campaign, which last year
featured Sheen, following successful
appearances by the former boxer
Chris Eubank and US rapper
50 Cent.
Overall group bookings rose by 6
per cent, or 7.5 million.
The firm has unveiled its latest
advert, starring pop
diva Carey, (inset)
as it continues to
invest heavily
in marketing.
Full-year
results for the
Dublin-based
group showed
underlying
earnings rose 10
per cent to a record
€26.4m (£23m) in 2017 on n e t
revenues 8 per cent higher at €86.7m.
But it remained cautious over
trading conditions in Europe and said
it continues to face cost headwinds
from weak foreign exchange rates.
Fe a rga l Mo o n ey, t h e c h i e f
executive, said: “Market
conditions, particularly in Europe,
remain uncertain and, while
volume bookings are in line with
expectations, weaker exchange rates,
particularly for the US dollar, remain
a significant headwind.”
The group is also expanding a new
IT centre in Portugal focusing on
software development.
Hostelworld’s site features
36,000 properties in major cities in
170 countries.
that the plan was this: to slash costs
and increase revenues. One or the
other, an outsider might be inclined
to think. How will this miracle be
achieved? Sewing had platitudes
more than plans. The bank must
“regain our hunger for business” and
“regain our speed again”.
Some of Sewing’s demands
sound almost comical – it’s hard
not to read them in a mock German
accent – while his tone invites fate
to intervene. It is at least upbeat.
Bankers who know Cryan say the
trouble with him was the gruff, nononsense Yorkshire nature that had
attracted Deutsche in the first place.
Two and a half years of him telling
other executives that Deutsche was
rubbish might have begun to irk
Germans used to winning at things, if
not at banking. It doesn’t follow that
Cryan was wrong.
Best of luck to Christian Sewing.
He’ll need it.
EVENING STANDARD
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From the
business
pages
Strikes cost Air
France €170m
RFI
Air France has estimated
that seven day-long strikes it
has endured since February
have cost the company €170m
(£148m) just as staff are
preparing for more walkouts
this week. The airline operator
also said that one in four flights
would be cancelled during
ongoing industrial action,
though it added that passenger
numbers had increased by
5.4 per cent in March.
Police raid banks in
fraud investigation
The Australian
Financial Review
Buildings belonging to the
Australian National Bank were
raided by police yesterday in
connection to a multimilliondollar fraud perpetrated by
a former employee. State
Crime Command said it was
investigating a scheme where a
person may have been receiving
kickbacks for approving inflated
payments made to a contractor.
Samsung shares
plunge after error
The Korea Herald
South Korea’s top pension funds
are withdrawing funds from
Samsung Securities after the
brokerage mistakenly paid its
employees 2.8 billion shares
worth some 110 trillion won
(£66bn) instead of 2.8 billion
won of cash dividends, causing
its stock price to plunge 11 per
cent. The National Pension
Service led other funds in
ceasing trading with the group.
Lenders challenge
‘draconian’ new rule
TheWashington Post
The US payday-lending
industry has launched a
lawsuit against the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau
over a regulation finalised under
President Barack Obama. New
rules require lenders to verify
that borrowers can afford the
debt they are taking on and caps
the number of times a customer
can take out a loan. The lawsuit
says that the “draconian”
changes could “virtually
eliminate” the industry.
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BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 72.0 at 7266.8
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Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
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BP
BAT
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British Land
BT
Bunzl
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Compass
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Evraz
Experian
Ferguson
Fresnillo
G4S
GKN
Glencore
GSK
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Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
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Next
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Persimmon
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FASHION
TECHNOLOGY
Sales up at Louis
Vuitton owner
Fidessa buyers
urged to hurry
LVMH, the firm that owns
luxury fashion labels Louis
Vuitton, Christian Dior and
Gucci, has posted positive
results and reported significant
sales growth in the first quarter
of 2018. The firm says that
increased demand for luxury
goods from Chinese consumers
pushed group revenue for the
quarter up to €10.9bn (£9.5bn).
The UK Takeover Panel has
urged interested parties to
hurry along the bidding war
for City software firm Fidessa.
The FTSE 250 firm is currently
subject to a £1.4bn bid from
Swiss group Temenos after
failed approaches from SS&C
Technology and Ion Investment,
though it says it has had further
offers from interested buyers.
PENSIONS
MOTORING
Bentley workers
vote for action
Volkswagen ‘faces
board re-shuffle’
Members of Unite working at
luxury car maker Bentley have
voted 98 per cent in support
of industrial action at the firm
in a long-running dispute over
pensions. The union said it
will now hold a full statutory
industrial action ballot which,
if supported, could lead to staff
strikes if Bentley closes its
defined benefit scheme.
German car giant Volkswagen
could have a board reshuffle
this week after chief executive
Matthias Mueller said he would
be open to it. The supervisory
board is due to meet on Friday
to discuss the firm’s future. The
Handelsblatt newspaper reports
that Mueller himself could be
replaced by VW’s brand chief,
Herbert Diess.
TRANSPORT
BREXIT
EU states ‘can ban
and punish’ Uber
Norway ‘may keep
trade tariff free’
The European Court of Justice
has ruled that France’s ban on
some Uber services is legal,
in a decision that could have
ramifications across the EU for
the cab-sharing app. The ruling
means that EU member states
can “prohibit and punish” illegal
transport activities without
consulting the Commission.
Norway’s finance minister Siv
Jensen says that the country
is prepared to renew existing
tariff-free trade agreements
with the UK after Brexit.
At present, the UK is set to
miss out on any EU treaty
arrangements with non-EU
countries that guarantee such
deals when it leaves in March.
EMPLOYMENT
ENERGY
‘Poor culture can
cost firms billions’
BP gets to develop
two new oil fields
Poor company culture could be
costing UK businesses £23.6bn
every year, new research from
breathHR has found. The firm’s
The Culture Economy report
also found that a third of British
employees had quit due to a
culture mismatch and 53 per
cent mistrust management.
BP has given the green
light to two new North
Sea developments worth a
combined £420m. Two fields
at Alligin and Vorlich are
predicted to produce 30,000
barrels of oil every day and it is
hoped they will boost the UK’s
flagging oil and gas industry.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 index closed 1 per
cent higher at 7266.8 points – an
increase of 72 points. Anglo
American (up 5 per cent at 1692p),
Antofagasta (up 4.5 per cent at
952.8p) and BHP Billiton (up 3.5
per cent at 1434.2p) were the day’s
biggest risers. United Utilities,
which lost 2.93 per cent to reach a
price of 710p per share at market
close, was the biggest faller.
***
The pound was trading higher
as investors digested Ian
McCafferty’s comments. Sterling
was up 0.2 per cent versus the US
dollar at 1.416 and rose 0.1 per
cent against the euro to 1.147.
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HEALTH
Will my wife’s share
of our house be
used to work out
who pays for care?
Dear Harry,
My wife has moved into a care home
and I’m confused about what’s taken
into account by the local authority
when it’s assessing who should pay
for her care. We own our house
and our solicitor says that the local
authority will take her half into
account. Is this right?
Name and address supplied
Harry says…
Not if you continue to live in the
house. The value of your home
usually counts as “eligible capital”
for means test purposes, but this
isn’t the case if a partner of any age
or relative aged 60 or over still lives
there. Only if the house is sold would
your wife’s share of the proceeds
form part of her assets.
MEANS-TESTED CARE
Many can get financial support from
local authorities depending on the
capital they have and their income.
If they live in England or Northern
Ireland and have capital of less
than £14,250, they will be entitled
to maximum support. Anyone
receiving full funding will have to
contribute the majority of their
income to the local authority, except
for the personal expenses allowance.
If they have between £14,250 and
£23,250, they have to contribute
towards their fees from their savings
– £1 for every £250 between £14,250
and £23,250. They will also need
to contribute the majority of their
income towards the fees, except for
the personal expenses allowance.
If they have more than £23,250,
they will need to use it to pay the full
cost of their care. If they have less
than £23,250 in capital, but a weekly
income that is considered high
enough to cover their care home
fees, they will be liable for all of their
care home fees.
In Scotland the lower and upper
capital limits are £17,000 and
Ask
Harry
Your questions
about money
£27,250 respectively. Anyone over
65 needing care in a care home
is eligible to claim personal care
payments, and possibly also nursing
care payments, to contribute
towards the cost of their care.
In Wales, there is one limit:
£40,000. Above this, your relative
will have to pay all fees; below, they
will be expected to contribute from
their income, but local authorities
must ensure a resident is left with
at least £28.50 a week to spend on
personal items.
PAYING FOR CARE
Those receiving care can normally
claim non means-tested attendance
allowance, worth £57.30 a week,
or £85.60 a week if you need
assistance during the night. Once
a local authority is contributing to
your care, you can no longer claim
it; paying for residential care is
expensive. To assess affordability as
a self-funder, compare fees with your
income from all sources.
NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE
A number of those who receive care
are judged to have “primary health
needs” and qualify for continuing
healthcare free from the NHS. The
eligibility criteria depend on the
unpredictability of an individual’s
condition as well as its severity.
Those refused free care can
appeal. If you don’t qualify for NHS
continuing healthcare, you may still
be eligible for NHS-funded nursing
care, where the NHS pays a flat-rate
contribution (£158.16 in England
plus £100 in Northern Ireland;
£149.67 in Wales; £249 in Scotland)
to your care home towards the cost
of registered nursing care.
GET ADVICE
A qualified adviser may be able to
offer solutions. Look for an adviser
with a CF8 Chartered Insurance
Institute qualification, or the
Institute of Financial Services
Certificate in Long Term Care
Insurance (CeLTCI). Ideally, they
should also be a member of the
Society of Later Life Advisers
(SOLLA) and hold Later Life
Adviser Accreditation (LLAA).
Compare fees with income, from all
sources, to assess affordability GETTY
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Money magazine and writes a weekly
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Moneyfacts has warned that
a quarter of under-45s think
they will need to wait until 70 to
retire, with a further 14 per cent
worrying that they might never
be able to.
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per cent of Brits say they feel good
when their investments make
a return. Of those, 20 per cent
compare it to going on holiday,
while 10 per cent say it feels as
good as having sex.
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{1}HYDRO FLASK COFFEE
A great option for the sporty,
adventurous or just clumsy,
Hydro Flask’s excellent tumblers
won’t spill, no matter how much
you jumble them about in your
backpack (just make sure the lid
is clicked shut, as we learnt the
hard way). Available in 340ml and
454ml sizes, their stainless steel
construction keeps coffee hot for
the longest of all the flasks we
tested. Impressive.
from £22, cotswoldoutdoor.com
{2} ECOFFEE CUP WILLIAM
MORRIS BAMBOO CUP 400ML
“No excuse for single use” – that’s
Ecoffee Cup’s motto, and it’s a
sentiment we can get behind. Its
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lids, drinking hole stoppers and
heat sleeves, and feature handsome
designs such as William Morris
wallpaper (as pictured) and
psychedelic 60s prints.
£11.95, ecoffee.cup.eco
{3} FRANK GREEN SMARTCUP
Beautifully designed and
pleasingly minimalist, these
pod-like coffee cups feel
reassuringly weighty in the hand.
Inspired by Australian café culture,
the SmartCup has a pop-up
opening on the lid you can snap
up and down one-handed and is
secure against leaks when closed.
There’s a smart thermo layer that
kept our coffee hot for four hours.
£19, frankgreen.com
{4} ZUPERZOZIAL TRAVEL MUG
Zuperzozial’s travel cups are made
from bamboo and corn, with earthfriendly silicone lids and effective
heat sleeves to keep your hands
cool. As you’d expect, these don’t
have the heat-retaining properties
of some on the list and the lids
don’t have stoppers, so the cups can
only be held upright, but they are
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£9.50, trouva.com
{5} KEEPCUP CARDAMOM
This is a brilliant all-rounder
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cup, and its simple, well-made
models are a great alternative to
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plastic kept our coffee warm for
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from £10, ukkeepcup.com
{6} STOJO PORTABLE 340ML
POCKET CUP
These bright, primary-coloured
cups stand out from the crowd for
one key feature: they’re collapsible,
folding down into a slim disc you
can pop in a pocket when not in
use. When fully extended, the
cups are sturdy and hold 340ml
of coffee, with a 454ml cup also
available. Collapsed, the flat cup
is leak-proof, so we found stray
drops or even an espresso-worth
of coffee left in a Stojo didn’t leak
in pockets.
£12.75, trouva.com
{7} KLEAN KANTEEN TUMBLER
Best known for its excellent
bottles, Klean Kanteen has
turned its thermal prowess to
tumblers suitable for coffee and
cold drinks, and offers a 227ml
flask that the brand says keeps
drinks hot for two hours - though
our coffee was still pleasantly
warmed after nearly four hours.
Tumblers are created with Klean
Coat technology, which uses
eco-friendly materials to coat the
stainless steel cup.
£15.71, amazon.com
{8} JOCO GLASS COFFEE CUP
This is one of the more expensive
cups we tested. It’s made from a
non-porous borosilicate glass that
is durable enough that it survived
when our tester dropped it on a
slate floor. The Seaglass cup is very
handsome to look at, with a silicone
sleeve designed to keep your
hands cool and the glass safe from
breakages, plus a secure lid.
£19.50, trouva.com
{9} BODUM TRAVEL PRESS
Bodum’s travel mug is a coffee
press and a portable cup (holding
350ml) in one. Add in coffee, milk
and hot water, wait to brew and
voila, a fresh cup. Once brewed,
the Travel Press is a smart travel
mug with one of the best sleeves
we tested for grip. The stainless
steel retains heat well and kept our
morning coffee hot till lunchtime.
£21, bodum.com
{10} THERMOS STAINLESS
KING TRAVEL MUG
This chunky, hardy 470ml mug is
an excellent choice if you’re driving
or active. The clever swivel-locking
system on top ensures that when
set to “closed”, the mug won’t leak,
however much you throw it about.
Ours kept hot liquids warm for
six to seven hours when on test,
and cold drinks cool for a similar
amount of time. We liked the hook
for hanging teabags inside, too. The
handle makes it easy to juggle when
on the go and it’s a great choice
for anyone who finds handle-less
mugs hard to hold.
£35, johnlewis.com
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ieat
Games&Puzzles
daily recipe
Crunchy lettuce wraps with
chicken and oriental dressing
Kakuro
Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 48
RHYME LETTERS
5
13
16
4
BEAD
17
11
ENTREAT
20
7
22
5
GLEAM
20
3
17
10
22
4
26
5
PEG
FLED
24
9
M
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TRDW
E A EE
T K
MEANING
30
3
GUT
3
3
15
17
3
THAN
11
3
ACQUIRE
29
23
SERVES 6
FOR THE WRAPS
1 large Romaine lettuce
150g sushi rice, cooked
1 small bunch fresh coriander,
finely chopped
200g chicken breast, cooked and cut into
thin strips
100g roasted red peppers, cut into
thin strips
50g garden peas, cooked
50g sweetcorn, cooked
Salt and pepper
7
20
9
11
22
29
11
3
5
3
3
8
3
CHUG
5
ALDERMAN
4
5
5
SCUM
Jigsawdoku
4
WATERWAY
How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
FOR THE SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING
4tbsp soy sauce
Juice of 2 limes
2tsp sesame oil
1 small bunch fresh coriander,
finely chopped
2tsp fish sauce
1tbsp light brown sugar
2tbsp runny honey
4tbsp olive oil
5
PRAYER
MAIM
BANAL
RHYME
GRAIN
LETTERS
MEANING
9
3 5
Futoshiki
2
6
7
9
2
4 1
5
9
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4 5
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6
8
Cut the base from the lettuce and wash
and dry all the leaves carefully. Divide the
rice between six large leaves, spreading
it evenly to form a flat bed on the inside
of each leaf. Scatter the coriander on top.
Place strips of chicken and red pepper
down the centre of each leaf, followed by
garden peas and sweetcorn. Season with
salt and pepper.
Carefully place a fresh leaf over the
top of each filled leaf and roll lengthways
to form a tight roll. Wrap each roll in
cling film and leave to chill for 15 to
20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the
dressing by whisking all the ingredients
together in a bowl, or shaking in a
screw-top jar.
To serve, remove the cling film and cut
each wrap into three equal pieces with a
serrated knife. Serve with a dipping bowl
of the sweet and sour dressing.
Killer Sudoku No 1259
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 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
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Baie Des Iles and
Walsh gaining
National attention
flood yesterday and she’s now a
best-priced 20-1. It’s undoubtedly
the gamble of the race so far.
What price a ground-breaking, hisBaie Des Iles, trained by Walsh’s
tory-making, first Grand Nationhusband, Ross O’Sullivan, has
al win for a female jockey on
never run at Aintree. InSaturday?
deed the only time she
Well, the odds are gethas been away from
ting shorter by the day.
Ireland since being
There has already
bought out of France
been steady support
in 2015 was when,
this past week for
still just a five-yearBaie Des Iles’ odds
to win Saturday’s
Milansbar (Bryony
old, she came home
Grand
National,
Frost) and Alpha Des
a creditable fifth
down from 66-1
Obeaux (Rachael Blackbehind Native River
more) and now bookies
in the following year’s
are running scared of a
Welsh Grand National.
mighty plunge on Katie Walsh’s
But she did win a valuable
mount, Baie Des Iles.
staying handicap at Punchestown
Ignored at 66-1 until quite last year and finished a satisfactory
recently, a trickle of money for the third in the same race last month
Irish chaser suddenly became a behind two horses who were sub-
top
tips
BEST BET
Jacob Cats
(8.15pm, Kempton)
Struck top form with two track
wins last April and encouraging
return here recently.
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
20-1
LINGFIELD
NEXT BEST
Roundabout Magic
(4.20pm, Lingfield)
Five-time course winner; back to
his best here last time.
Katie Walsh (pictured right, winning the Cheltenham Bumper aboard
Relegate last month) will ride Baie Des Iles in the Grand National GETTY
sequently majorly involved in the
finish to the Irish Grand National.
At seven, the baby of the field,
Baie Des Iles would be the youngest
winner of the Grand National since
Bogskar in 1940.
Even so, this strong stayer, in her
element on soft ground and fairly
treated by the handicapper, has
plenty going for her and that also
WORKFLOW GROUP HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £7,021
added 5f
BOSHAM (D) M W Easterby 8 9 10(6ex)....H Shaw (7) B,T 2
BAHAMIAN HEIGHTS (D) P McEntee 7 9 7..............D Brock 7
IMPART (D)(BF) Mrs L Mongan 4 9 5................................. J Fahy 1
1
412573 RAVENHOE (CD) M Johnston 5 9 7....Andrew Breslin (7) 6
PIAZON (D) J Butler 7 9 5........................ Joshua Bryan (5) B,H 6
2
5-1145 ERTIDAAD (C)(D) Suzi Best 6 9 4.................. H Burns (7) H,V 3
ROUNDABOUT MAGIC (CD) S Dow 4 9 2.......T Marquand 9
3
-41664 TOUCH THE CLOUDS (C)(D) W Stone 7 9 2.Hollie Doyle 4
POWERFUL DREAM (CD) R Harris 5 9 2..........D Probert C 4
4
76648- CARIBBEAN SPRING G Margarson 5 9 2.......................................
ZIPEDEEDODAH (CD) J Tuite 6 9 1...............................................................
.............................................................................................................Jane Elliott (5) 2
...............................................................................Pierre-Louis Jamin (7) T,V 10
5
0-8638 PACO FILLY Mrs N Evans 4 9 0 ...................................G Downing 7 8
59-852 SANDFRANKSKIPSGO (CD) P Crate 9 8 10....S W Kelly T 3
905-76 MOSSGO (CD) J Best 8 8 9.............................................................K Fox T 8
6 5036P5 ST JAMES’S PARK R J Smith 5 8 13........................................ K Fox 5 9
7
309-42 QUICK MONET S A Harris 5 8 12.....................C Bennett (3) H 9 10 78-754 SECRET ASSET (CD) Mrs L Williamson 13 8 7 ...............................
............................................................................................................................. R Hornby C 5
8
33773- MASTER OF HEAVEN J Boyle 5 8 12..................... J Mitchell C 8
- 10 declared 9
77430- COMPTON BRAVE J R Jenkins 4 8 12 ................T Marquand 1
BETTING: 11-4 Bosham, 3-1 Roundabout Magic, 5-1 Sandfrankskipsgo,
- 9 declared BETTING: 7-2 Ravenhoe, 4-1 Touch The Clouds, 9-2 Ertidaad, 6-1 Master 6-1 Powerful Dream, 10-1 Impart, 14-1 Mossgo, Piazon, 16-1 others.
Of Heaven, Quick Monet, 10-1 Caribbean Spring, 12-1 Paco Filly, 14-1 St
TAKE THE REINS HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £7,021 added
James’s Park, 16-1 Compton Brave.
1m 4f
RUDRIDGE NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (CLASS 5) £5,800
1
77/191 CAYUGA (C) B Johnson 9 9 13(6ex).................Rossa Ryan (5) 4
added 7f
2
5009/2 STUCCODOR C Dore 9 9 7...................................Hayley Turner V 2
2162-5 AMANTO (C)(D) Ali Stronge 8 9 6.................... G Wood (3) C,T 8
1
DREAM CATCHING A Balding 3 8 11 ......................... D Probert 2 3
4
-06123 SMILEY BAGEL (CD)(BF) Ed Walker 5 9 2.....R Kingscote 6
2
EXCELLERATION J Fanshawe 3 8 11......................G Wood (3) 3
5
541/59 FOOL TO CRY J Farrelly 5 9 2............................................ T Clark (3) 5
3
38223 NEW ORLEANS H Palmer 3 8 11 .......Josephine Gordon C 1 6 5410-4 SCOONES (C) J Fanshawe 4 9 1...................................... D Muscutt 1
4
GOLDEN IRIS J Portman 3 8 6........................................... R Hornby 4 7
24-112 COMPATRIOT (D)(BF) Olly Murphy 4 9 1....... J P Spencer 3
- 4 declared 8
315311 ATTAIN (CD) A Watson 9 9 0..........Pierre-Louis Jamin (7) 9
BETTING: 13-8 New Orleans, 2-1 Excelleration, 4-1 Dream Catching, 5-1 9
5770/8 SILVER MOUNTAIN (C)(D) J R Jenkins 7 8 8 ......................................
Golden Iris.
................................................................................................................Gina Mangan (7) 7
- 9 declared RSM HANDICAP (CLASS 6) £6,069 added 7f
BETTING: 9-4 Compatriot, 5-1 Attain, Smiley Bagel, 6-1 Scoones, 13-2
Cayuga, 8-1 Stuccodor, 10-1 Amanto, 25-1 Fool To Cry, 33-1 Silver Mountain.
1
22-714 VIOLA PARK (D) R Harris 4 9 7................................T Clark (3) C 12
2
0854-8 SPACE WAR (CD) M W Easterby 11 9 7 .......... H Shaw (7) T 3
GOING:SOFT
3 0690-9 THE YELLOW BUS (D) J Farrelly 5 9 7....................S Donohoe 2
4 0714-4 GARTH ROCKETT (CD) B Powell 4 9 6 ........M Dwyer C,T 10
SMARKETS NOVICES’ HURDLE (CLASS 4) £7,000 added
5
4/00-0 ROBERT THE PAINTER D Steele 10 9 5 .......................K Fox B 1
2m 1f
6 61-700 CHICAGO SCHOOL Mrs N Evans 5 9 5...........G Downing C 4
-1F134 MONT DES AVALOIRS (D)(BF) P Nicholls 5 11 6..........................
7
-34275 HIPZ (C)(D) G Margarson 7 9 5 ...................... Jane Elliott (5) V 7 1
..................................................................................................................................H Cobden H
8 -80744 BERTIE BLU BOY (CD) Mrs L Williamson 10 9 2 .........................
-61130 THE KING OF MAY B Ellison 4 11 6................................... H Brooke
................................................................................................................... K Lundie (5) C 11 2
3
63-639
MON ELDORADO P Bowen 6 11 0....................................S Bowen T
9 1-8408 HIDDEN STASH (CD) W Stone 4 9 2.............. Hollie Doyle C 6
10 57001- PERFECT PASTIME (CD) J Boyle 10 9 1........P Bradley (5) 9 4 080-5P RUN FOR EVA Laura Morgan 5 10 7.................. P Cowley (5) H
- 4 declared 11 -86503 INSHAA P McEntee 6 8 7 ...................................................D Brock H,T 5
12 00979- JUNGLE GEORGE H Spiller 4 8 7..................................J Quinn C 13 BETTING: 4-11 Mont Des Avaloirs, 3-1 The King Of May, 10-1 Mon
13 7-4476 DRAMATIC VOICE K C-Brown 5 8 7........................K O’Neill H 8 Eldorado, 66-1 Run For Eva.
SMARKETS
HANDICAP
HURDLE (CLASS 4) £8,900
- 13 declared BETTING: 4-1 Garth Rockett, 5-1 Viola Park, Perfect Pastime, 7-1 Hipz,
added 2m 5f
8-1 The Yellow Bus, Bertie Blu Boy, 12-1 others.
1
21-146 MR SNOOZY (CD) M Walford 9 11 12.........................H Brooke C
JOHN BOLTON MEMORIAL HANDICAP (CLASS 6) 3YO
2
310652 ZEN MASTER (C) C Mann 6 11 10............................... G Sheehan H
3
2/87-6 KRUGERMAC (BF) G L Moore 7 11 7......................Jamie Moore
£6,069 added 7f
4
632246 RECKLESS BEHAVIOR (BF) Mrs C Bailey 6 11 6.S Bowen
1
0-6611 GEETANJALI (D) M Bell 9 12(6ex).................................C Noble (5) 3 5
455617 TOWERING (CD) C Dore 9 11 5......................................P Brennan B
2
44756 DUBA PLAINS M Channon 9 11............................................C Bishop 2 6
-04831 CHANDOS BELLE (D) S Edmunds 5 11 5............ C Gethings T
3
66-8 ELLEN GATES R Hughes 9 7..................................................S W Kelly 5 7
2-4427 POTTERS HEDGER Mrs L Wadham 6 11 4......A Coleman C
4
800- CHORAL MUSIC J Portman 9 3......................................... R Hornby 4 8
306- UNBLINKING N Twiston-Davies 5 11 2 ..........Mr J Nailor (7)
5
656-54 FREE TALKIN M Attwater 9 0........................................................K Fox 6 9
24566- TIGER TWENTY TWO B Rothwell 7 10 6.................J Hamilton
6
00975- JAZZY GIRL B Powell 8 13................................................... E Greatrex 1
- 9 declared - 6 declared BETTING: 11-4 Zen Master, 7-2 Chandos Belle, 5-1 Krugermac, 6-1
BETTING: 11-8 Geetanjali, 4-1 Free Talkin, 5-1 Duba Plains, Jazzy Girl, 8-1 Unblinking, Reckless Behavior, 10-1 Mr Snoozy, 14-1 Potters Hedger,
20-1 Towering, 25-1 Tiger Twenty Two.
Ellen Gates, 14-1 Choral Music.
2.10
4.20
GOING:STANDARD
LORRAINE BOLTON MEMORIAL HANDICAP (DIV 2)
(CLASS 6) £6,069 added 1m
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3.05
3.45
3.35
includes Ruby Walsh’s experienced
sister in the saddle.
Apart from finishing third aboard
Seabass in the 2012 Grand National,
the 33-year-old amateur won the Irish
equivalent on Thunder And Roses in
2015 and last month enjoyed her third
career Cheltenham Festival success
aboard Relegate in the Bumper.
Also on Saturday, on the other side
SMARKETS HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £11,400 added
2m 1f
1
-73263 RED DEVIL STAR (D) Miss S Smith 8 11 12.........................................
....................................................................................................................J Sherwood (3) T
2
3422-4 BALLYCAMP C Pogson 9 11 10...............................................A Pogson
3
221553 ROXYFET (CD) M Hammond 8 10 13...................... F O’Toole (3)
4
6778-5 CHATEAU CHINON S A Harris 6 10 13..........................J Quinlan
- 4 declared BETTING: 13-8 Red Devil Star, 9-4 Ballycamp, Roxyfet, 10-1 Chateau
Chinon.
4.10
SMARKETS CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP)
(CLASS 3) £16,400 added 2m 5f
1
P-413P MONBEG CHARMER C Longsdon 7 11 8................................................
.......................................................................................................... Jonathan Burke H,T
2
125326 MARQUIS OF CARABAS David Dennis 8 11 3...A Coleman
3
7-1542 BEGGAR’S WISHES P Bowen 7 11 2........................S Bowen B,T
4
-22513 REMIND ME LATER G L Moore 9 10 12..........Joshua Moore
5
72-224 MINELLA SCAMP F O’Brien 9 10 5........................... P Brennan T
- 5 declared BETTING: 5-2 Remind Me Later, 11-4 Beggar’s Wishes, 7-2 Monbeg
Charmer, 4-1 Minella Scamp, 6-1 Marquis Of Carabas.
ANTE-POST
Soft ground at Aintree has
prompted good support for
Bristol De Mai in tomorrow’s
Betfair Bowl and he has
shortened to 5-1.
of the world in Sydney, Australia’s
wonder-mare Winx will attempt to
win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and
equal Black Caviar’s world record of
25 straight victories.
6
-52475 BOYCHICK (D) Ed Walker 5 9 2 ...............................R Kingscote 12
7
52-798 BOSTONIAN S Lycett 8 9 1.........................................K Shoemark T 2
8
/9-635 DEDUCE J Eustace 5 9 1................................................................L Morris 9
9
56205- SULA ISLAND A King 4 9 1.......................................................M Harley 7
10 46009- KING’S COINAGE Mrs R Carr 4 9 0......................B McHugh H 5
11 8719-2 BOMBERO E De Giles 4 8 13 .................................. S De Sousa C 11
12 00-432 PADDY A (BF) I Williams 4 8 12...........................Ben Curtis V 10
- 12 declared BETTING: 4-1 Captain Pugwash, 5-1 Bombero, 11-2 Paddy A, 13-2
Dangerous Ends, 8-1 Boychick, Deduce, 10-1 Ortenzia, 14-1 Sula Island,
Camakasi, Illustrissime, 20-1 others.
8.15
32RED HANDICAP (CLASS 3) £15,000 added 1m 3f
1
48011- CASTLELYONS (C) Robert Stephens 6 9 8R Kingscote H 4
2
/6211- BIRDS OF PREY P Nicholls 4 9 7....... Megan Nicholls (5) 10
3
13165- GREAT SOUND R Hughes 4 9 7.........................................S W Kelly 2
4
685-15 REGICIDE (BF) J Fanshawe 5 9 6 ..................................D Muscutt 7
5
0336-7 JACOB CATS (CD) W Knight 9 9 5......................... S De Sousa V 8
6
080-78 AZARI A Dunn 6 9 4...................................................................... L Keniry 11
7
56353- COUNT CALABASH Eve J-Houghton 4 9 3............ C Bishop 1
8
-32334 LAWLESS SECRET S Crisford 4 9 2 .......................... O Murphy 3
9
/11322 KELLY’S DINO (BF) K Burke 5 9 1...........................Ben Curtis B 5
10 11039- FAIR POWER S Kirk 4 8 13..........................................M Godwin (3) 9
11 212166 LUV U WHATEVER (D) Mrs M Fife 8 8 7........Hollie Doyle 6
- 11 declared BETTING: 7-2 Castlelyons, 4-1 Kelly’s Dino, 9-2 Birds Of Prey, 6-1
Regicide, 8-1 Jacob Cats, 10-1 Great Sound, Lawless Secret, 12-1 Count
Calabash, 20-1 others.
MOLSON COORS HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4) £11,400
added 3m
LIP SERVICE (BF) F O’Brien 9 12 0.....................P Brennan H,T
CYCLOP (C)(D) David Dennis 7 11 12......................H Teal (7) C,T
SHOCKINGTIMES (D) J Snowden 11 11 11 ..T J O’Brien B,T
THEDRINKYMEISTER (D) H Daly 9 11 11............R Johnson C
RUSSBOROUGH Miss V Williams 9 11 8............. C Deutsch C
WISE BETTING AT RACINGUK.COM HANDICAP (CLASS
MILLY BALOO (C) T Easterby 7 11 5.........................................D Cook
6) 3YO £6,069 added 1m 3f
SQUARE VIVIANI M Hammond 7 11 3.............F O’Toole (3) C
1
77-643 SAY ABOUT IT J S Moore 9 7................................................W Cox (5) 8
- 7 declared 567- MASTER GREY B Millman 9 7..........................................O Murphy 4
BETTING: 13-8 Shockingtimes, 4-1 Lip Service, 5-1 Milly Baloo, 7-1 2
3
00-75 ICONIC BOY (BF) D Elsworth 9 6 ...................... David Egan (3) 1
Cyclop, 8-1 Thedrinkymeister, 10-1 Russborough, 12-1 Square Viviani.
4
780-9 PARISIAN R Beckett 9 5......................................................L Steward B 6
5
13-342 FOUR FIFTY THREE M Tompkins 9 5................S De Sousa 10
GOING:STANDARD
6
9-00 STORM AGAIN P Hide 9 5 .................................................S Woods (7) 5
7
53780- GIOVANNI MEDICI S Durack 9 5......................................S W Kelly 3
100% PROFIT BOOST AT 32REDSPORT.COM HANDICAP 8
405-4 GOLDEN GUIDE K Burke 9 3.............................................. Ben Curtis 9
(CLASS 5) £7,021 added 7f
9
76-65 LENIN J S Moore 9 3.........................................................................L Keniry 2
007- SUNDAY BEST J Portman 9 2..............................................R Hornby 7
1
62105- BOUNTY PURSUIT (CD) M Blake 6 9 6...........M Godwin (3) 1 10
- 10 declared 2
961-27 MUHAJJAL (D)(BF) G Peckham 4 9 6......Rossa Ryan (5) T 8
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240-74 DARING GUEST (CD) G Margarson 4 9 5Jane Elliott (5) 10 BETTING: 5-2 Four Fifty Three, 5-1 Iconic Boy, 11-2 Master Grey, 13-2 Say
About
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7-1 Golden Guide, 10-1 Parisian, Lenin, 14-1 others.
4 5406-0 GULLAND ROCK (CD) A Carson 7 9 4........................W Carson 4
5 748634 MAAZEL Miss J Feilden 4 9 4 ..............Shelley Birkett (3) C 2
32RED.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 6) £6,069 added 6f
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5-1278 ROCK ICON J Hughes 5 9 3 ..........................................................J Quinn 5
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4/250- SCREAMING GEMINI R Varian 4 9 3.......David Egan (3) B 6
40-771 MISHAAL (CD) M Herrington 8 10 0(6ex)Rossa Ryan (5) 12
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-01223 FROZEN LAKE (CD) J G O’Shea 6 9 3Ben Robinson (5) C 7 1
25673- WHITECREST (D) J Spearing 10 9 8...............Jane Elliott (5) 6
9 448671 CLEMENT (CD) J G O’Shea 8 9 3(6ex).......................R Havlin V 9 2
316-57 INLAWED (CD) Ed Walker 4 9 8.......................R Kingscote B 10
10 653-41 COVERHAM (CD) J Eustace 4 9 2................................. L Morris C 3 3
4 035241 BILLYOAKES (D) C Wallis 6 9 7...................................W Carson C 1
- 10 declared BETTING: 7-2 Coverham, 5-1 Clement, 6-1 Muhajjal, 7-1 Screaming 5 633544 RUN WITH PRIDE (CD) D Shaw 8 9 5.......................P Mathers 3
0-9536 KINGLAMI (C)(D) J G O’Shea 9 9 5 ..............................L Morris C 4
Gemini, Daring Guest, Frozen Lake, 8-1 Maazel, 14-1 Rock Icon, 16-1 6
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907-01 RED INVADER J Butler 8 9 4............................................. L Keniry C 9
others.
32RED CASINO HANDICAP (CLASS 5) £7,021 added 1m 3f 8 75900- VALLARTA (D) Mrs R Carr 8 9 4....................................B McHugh 2
9 794412 HARAZ (D) P Butler 5 9 3........................................ C Shepherd B,H 7
10 -63255 PORTO FERRO (D) J Bridger 4 9 1 ................................... K O’Neill 5
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5/0-08 ILLUSTRISSIME I Furtado 5 9 9.......................................T Eaves H 1 11 4-1523 NEW RICH (CD) Eve J-Houghton 8 8 13.........E Greatrex V 8
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2512-4 DANGEROUS ENDS (C) B Johnson 4 9 7...... C Shepherd C 6 12 -11568 MERCERS (CD) P Butler 4 8 13 .........................J Watson (7) C 11
- 12 declared 3
431-57 CAMAKASI (CD) Ali Stronge 7 9 6..........................T Marquand 4
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2-5131 CAPTAIN PUGWASH H Spiller 4 9 6.............................L Keniry 3 BETTING: 4-1 Red Invader, 5-1 Billyoakes, 13-2 New Rich, 7-1 Haraz,
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03819- ORTENZIA C Longsdon 4 9 5 ...............................................A Kirby T 8 Mishaal, 10-1 Whitecrest, Run With Pride, Porto Ferro, 12-1 others.
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HEXHAM
Abandoned due to Waterlogging.
HEREFORD
Going: Heavy
1.40 1. ROYAL SUNDAY (Kielan
Woods) 7-1; 2. Aardwolf 11-4; 3. Mick
The Poser 9-4 jt-fav. 5 ran. 9-4 jt-fav
Don Herbager (4th). 41/2l, 10l. (A Hales).
Tote: £5.50; £3.20, £1.30. Exacta:
£30.00. Trifecta: £104.80. CSF: £24.92.
2.10 1. LLANTARA (B Poste) 10-3; 2.
Shroughmore Lass 11-4; 3. Sue Be It
15-2. 7 ran. 5-2 fav She’s Gina (7th).
2l, 2l. (T Symonds). Tote: £3.20; £1.90,
£1.90. Exacta: £12.70. Trifecta: £47.70.
CSF: £12.40.
2.40 1. ONE STYLE (C Deutsch) 9-4
fav; 2. Viva Rafa 9-2; 3. Hill Fort 14-1. 5
ran. 31/4l, 31/4l. (Miss V Williams). Tote:
£2.90; £1.70, £2.80. Exacta: £10.80.
Trifecta: £68.00. CSF: £11.43.
3.10 1. GROUNDUNDERREPAIR (T
Greatrex) 4-1; 2. Game On 3-1 fav;
3. Malapie 7-2. 6 ran. 6l, 33/4l. (W
Greatrex). Tote: £3.90; £2.00, £2.00.
Exacta: £15.80. Trifecta: £52.20. CSF:
£15.77. NR: Cougar Kid.
3.45 1. TOTTERDOWN (D Hiskett)
4-1; 2. Pershing Missile 13-8 fav; 3.
Mr Washington 9-2. 8 ran. 18l, 13/4l.
(R Phillips). Tote: £5.40; £1.60, £1.10,
£1.20. Exacta: £14.10. Trifecta: £57.80.
CSF: £11.30. NR: Loch Garman Aris.
4.15 1. HUFF AND PUFF (C Deutsch) 14-1; 2. Pembroke House 7-2; 3.
Cloudy Bob evens fav. 5 ran. 1/2l, 11l.
(Miss V Williams). Tote: £7.50; £4.70,
£1.70. Exacta: £47.70. Trifecta: £103.60.
CSF: £57.90.
4.45 1. GEORDIE B (C Deutsch) 7-2;
2. Little Rory Mac 2-1 fav; 3. Jaunty
Velocity 9-1. 6 ran. 1/2l, 6l. (Miss V
Williams). Tote: £4.30; £2.00, £1.20.
Exacta: £11.30. Trifecta: £42.30. CSF:
£11.01.
Placepot: £144.10. Quadpot: £28.10.
Place 6: £139.03. Place 5: £42.07.
SOUTHWELL
Abandoned due to Waterlogged
Course.
WOLVERHAMPTON
Going: Standard
5.45 1. BERKSHIRE ROYAL (J
Watson) 3-1; 2. Appenzeller 11-8 fav;
3. Pact Of Steel 11-1. 9 ran. 21/2l, 21/2l.
(A Balding). Tote: £3.40; £1.60, £1.10,
£2.90. Exacta: £9.10. Tricast: £39.55.
Trifecta: £61.40. CSF: £7.79.
6.15 1. FERIK (C Bishop) 11-8 fav;
2. Macaque 7-4; 3. Get Back Get
Back 15-2. 11 ran. 11/4l, 31/4l. (Eve JHoughton). Tote: £2.10; £1.10, £1.10,
£2.20. Exacta: £4.60. Trifecta: £14.50.
CSF: £4.17. NRs: Flor De Seda, Para
Mio.
6.45 1. JUNGLE ROOM (K Stott)
7-4 fav; 2. Faadhel 11-4; 3. Ventura
Gold 20-1. 11 ran. 2l, 21/2l. (K Ryan).
Tote: £3.20; £1.40, £1.40, £3.80. Exacta: £10.30. Tricast: £70.62. Trifecta:
£66.80. CSF: £6.07. NR: Dance Me.
7.15 1. SCRAFTON (A Beech) 11-1; 2.
Cry Wolf 9-2; 3. Majrooh 7-4 fav. 10
ran. shd, 3l. (A Carroll). Tote: £18.90;
£3.40, £2.30, £1.10. Exacta: £118.90.
Tricast: £131.44. Trifecta: £401.00.
CSF: £59.96.
7.45 1. SKY GYPSY (J Watson) 3-1
fav; 2. David’s Beauty 11-1; 3. Nag’s
Wag 18-1. 11 ran. 23/4l, 3/4l. (D Brown).
Tote: £3.40; £1.60, £3.90, £4.50. Ex-
acta: £42.30. Tricast: £519.89. Trifecta:
£436.80. CSF: £36.88.
8.15 1. COUNT OCTAVE (O Murphy)
1-2 fav; 2. Saroog 3-1; 3. Wemyss Point
80-1. 9 ran. nk, 11l. (A Balding). Tote:
£1.30; £1.02, £1.10, £32.70. Exacta:
£3.40. Trifecta: £92.20. CSF: £2.36.
NR: Kyoto Star.
Jackpot: £10,000.00.
Placepot: £6.20. Quadpot: £5.60.
Place 6: £5.14. Place 5: £3.90.
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CRICKET
Wisden’s votes
for women just
one step on the
road to equality
the number of women by 150 per
cent, even outnumbering men on
this occasion, is a bold and welcome
move.
Campaigning for equality is
a combination of battering the
efore this year, 594
door down and condemning past
cricketers had been
discrimination while applauding
named as part of Wisden’s development and encouraging,
Cricketers of the Year. In
slowly but surely, more of the same.
a tradition started in 1889
Recognition for women’s sport is a
and usually announced
work in progress, but the
in groups of five, only
In Knight, momentum is shifting and
two women have been
Wisden’s announcement
Sciver,
included: Claire Taylor
is another sign of this.
Shrubsole
in 2009 and Charlotte
It is a celebration
and their
Edwards in 2014.
however with a proviso,
team-mates
If women were to
of what happens next. If
indicate the amount
England have 2017 was the year that
of sugar in a product,
women’s cricket “smashed
role models
Wisden’s Cricketers of the more visible
boundaries”, 2018 must be
Year would have been conthe year of consolidation.
than
ever
sidered sugar-free under
It must be a year in which
regulatory guidelines.
administrators, the
The inclusion of Heather Knight,
media, players and fans take the
Natalie Sciver and Anya Shrubsole
momentum and progress the game,
as three of this year’s five Cricketers at all levels. So far, so mixed.
of the Year propels the product into
“It is disappointing,” remarked
a low-sugar classification.
Mark Robinson, England Women’s
In a historical context the
coach, when asked of the lack of
numbers are deplorable. Yet this is
television and radio coverage of
a moment of celebration. Increasing England’s tour of India, which
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finishes this week. “Danni Wyatt’s
innings deserved to
be seen by a global
audience,” he said of her
second successive T20
century. She finished the
tri-series against India
and Australia with a
strike rate higher than
any of England’s batters
in the men’s TransTasman T20 Tri-Series.
Yet even in this
Robinson sees the
positives. “I’m led to
believe there are a lot of people back
home that are disappointed,” he
continued, before adding,
“How exciting is it that
we’re at the stage where
people are clamouring to
watch the tour.”
The skill and the
demand are there. The
infrastructure, the
broadcast rights and the
marketing might just take
a while to catch up.
In Knight, Sciver and
Shrubsole, alongside the
rest of their World-Cup
winning team-mates, England have
a group of role models now more
visible than ever. They are proof
that their job, their on-field success
and now the recognition of that
success is an avenue open to all.
Wisden, like almost every other
publication, club and institution,
has a lot of time to make up for.
Now that it is taking these positive
steps, let’s hope that this summer,
which will see tours by South Africa
and New Zealand, an expanded
tournament in the Kia Super
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P V M O K X Y N U E Q
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINAL SECOND LEG
Man City (1).................1 Liverpool (0)..............2
Gabriel Jesus 2
Salah 56
Att 53,461
Firmino 77
Agg: 1-5.
Roma (1) ......................... 3 Barcelona (0) ............0
Dzeko 6
Att 56,580
De Rossi 58 (pen)
Manolas 82
Agg: 4-4; Roma win on away goals.
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves
41 27 8 6 74 36 89
Fulham
42 23 12 7 72 41 81
Cardiff
41 24 8 9 62 35 80
Aston Villa
42 22 10 10 66 40 76
Derby
40 18 14 8 60 38 68
Millwall
42 18 14 10 54 39 68
Middlesbrough 42 19 9 14 59 41 66
Bristol City
42 17 14 11 59 48 65
Sheff Utd
42 19 8 15 57 49 65
Brentford
42 17 13 12 58 47 64
Preston
42 16 15 11 52 44 63
Ipswich
42 16 8 18 50 52 56
Norwich
42 14 14 14 46 52 56
Leeds
42 15 9 18 54 60 54
QPR
42 14 11 17 53 63 53
Hull
42 11 14 17 64 61 47
Sheff Wed
42 11 14 17 50 59 47
Nottm Forest 41 13 7 21 43 59 46
Reading
42 10 12 20 46 61 42
Birmingham 42 11 7 24 32 61 40
Bolton
42 9 12 21 34 64 39
Barnsley
41 8 13 20 42 61 37
Sunderland
42 6 15 21 45 74 33
Burton Albion 42 7 11 24 30 77 32
Aston Villa (0) ...........1 Cardiff (0).....................0
Grealish 85
Att 32,560
Bolton (0)......................0 Millwall (1)..................2
Elliott 34
Att 13,810
Marshall 63
Bristol City (2) ..........3 Birmingham (1) ......1
Pack 12
Jutkiewicz 34
Reid 27, Taylor 84
Att 20,288
Burton Albion (0) ..0 Hull (2) ............................5
Wilson 5
Grosicki 33, 85
Meyler 63 (pen)
Att 3,659
Keane 90
Fulham (1).....................1 Reading (0)..................0
Johansen 25
Att 19,272
Ipswich (0)....................1 Barnsley (0)...............0
Knudsen 54
Att 13,271
Nottm Forest (0).....0
Att 20,596
Preston (0)...................3
Gallagher 49 (pen)
Maguire 52
Browne 82
QPR (3).............................4
Smyth 8
Bidwell 10
Sylla 15, 53 (pen)
Sheff Utd (2)................. 2
Evans 2, 40
Brentford (0) ............1
Dalsgaard 82
Leeds (1).........................1
Roofe 13
Att 14,188
Sheff Wed (0).............2
Forestieri 61
Nuhiu 69
Middlesbrough (0)1
Ayala 48
Att 26,557
Sunderland (0).........1 Norwich (0).................1
Honeyman 63
Ivo Pinto 89
Att 24,894
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (1)..........1 Charlton (0)................0
Taylor 45
Att 4,457
Blackpool (1)............... 3 Northampton (0)...0
Gnanduillet 42
Att 2,964
Longstaff 62, Ryan 74
Gillingham (0)...........0 Blackburn (0)............0
Att 6,361
Oxford Utd (0)...........0 Fleetwood T (0).......1
Att 6,337
McAleny 90
Rochdale (0)................1 Wigan (1).......................4
Davies 87 (pen)
Burn 17, Vaughan 54
Att 3,850
Jacobs 60, Grigg 63
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan
40 26 8 6 81 27 86
Blackburn
41 25 11 5 75 36 86
Shrewsbury 40 24 9 7 55 33 81
Rotherham
41 21 6 14 68 51 69
Plymouth
40 18 9 13 53 48 63
Charlton
41 17 11 13 54 49 62
Portsmouth
41 19 5 17 54 51 62
Peterborough 41 16 13 12 64 51 61
Scunthorpe
41 15 16 10 58 49 61
Bristol Rovers 41 16 7 18 57 61 55
Fleetwood T
42 15 9 18 56 60 54
Blackpool
42 13 14 15 54 52 53
Southend
41 14 11 16 49 60 53
Bradford
39 16 5 18 49 61 53
Gillingham
41 12 15 14 43 47 51
Doncaster
39 12 14 13 47 45 50
Oxford Utd
41 12 11 18 55 62 47
Walsall
40 12 11 17 48 58 47
Wimbledon
41 12 10 19 39 51 46
Oldham
39 11 11 17 52 66 44
Rochdale
40 9 15 16 44 53 42
MK Dons
41 10 12 19 41 59 42
Northampton 42 10 10 22 36 72 40
Bury
41 7 9 25 32 62 30
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Morecambe (2).......... 2 Chesterfield (0).......2
Thompson 16
Dennis 55, Kellett 74
Lang 33
Att 1,042
Stevenage (1) .............1 Mansfield (0).............1
Newton 15
Atkinson 51
Att 2,294
Swindon (1)................. 2 Yeovil (0).......................2
Taylor 11, 72
Wing 68
Att 5,709
Fisher 89
P W D L F A Pts
Acc Stanley
40 26 5 9 67 40 83
Luton
42 23 11 8 87 43 80
Wycombe
41 21 11 9 75 55 74
Exeter
41 22 6 13 57 47 72
Notts County 42 19 13 10 63 44 70
Lincoln City
40 18 13 9 57 42 67
Coventry
41 19 8 14 51 40 65
Mansfield
42 16 16 10 61 48 64
Swindon
42 19 7 16 63 62 64
Carlisle
42 16 13 13 57 50 61
Colchester
42 16 13 13 51 46 61
Crawley Town 42 16 9 17 53 59 57
Newport Cnty 40 13 15 12 49 51 54
Cambridge Utd 41 14 12 15 44 55 54
Stevenage
42 13 13 16 56 58 52
Cheltenham
42 13 12 17 62 60 51
Crewe
42 14 5 23 56 70 47
Yeovil
40 12 10 18 55 64 46
Port Vale
42 10 13 19 46 59 43
Morecambe
41 9 16 16 40 53 43
Grimsby
42 10 11 21 34 63 41
Forest Green 41 11 7 23 48 70 40
Barnet
42 9 9 24 38 63 36
Chesterfield 40 9 8 23 43 71 35
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP
Dundee Utd (1)..........1 St Mirren (0)..............0
King 3
Att 5,905
Inverness CT (0)......1 Falkirk (0) ....................0
Mulraney 81
Att 2,053
Morton (0).................... 3 Dumbarton (0) ........2
Fraser 62
Handling 55
Baird 69
O’Ware 87 (og)
Iredale 90
Att 1,134
P W D L F A Pts
St Mirren
32 22 4 6 60 32 70
Livingston
32 16 10 6 53 34 58
Dunfermline 33 14 10 9 50 33 52
Dundee Utd
32 15 7 10 44 39 52
Morton
33 13 11 9 46 34 50
Inverness CT 31 12 8 11 41 34 44
Queen of South 33 11 10 12 50 52 43
Falkirk
32 9 11 12 37 45 38
Dumbarton
32 7 9 16 24 48 30
Brechin
32 0 4 28 19 73 4
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Berwick P Stenhousemuir P (Postponed
- due to waterlogged pitch); Cowdenbeath
0 Montrose 3.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 33 pts
70, 2 Peterhead (33-67), 3 Stirling (33-54),
4 Stenhousemuir (31-48), 5 Elgin (33-47),
6 Clyde (33-45).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Barrow 3 Eastleigh 2; Boreham Wood 0
Macclesfield 2; Chester FC 3 Bromley 2;
Ebbsfleet United 3 Wrexham 0; FC Halifax 2 Sutton Utd 1; Guiseley P Dag & Red
P; Maidenhead Utd 2 Woking 1; Solihull
Moors 1 Maidstone Utd 0; Torquay 1 AFC
Fylde 3; Tranmere 4 Gateshead 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Macclesfield P 43
pts 85, 2 Tranmere (41-73), 3 Sutton Utd
(42-72), 4 AFC Fylde (43-71), 5 Aldershot
(42-71), 6 Boreham Wood (43-69).
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
Bosnia-Herz (0).......0 England (0) .................2
Duggan 56
Taylor 90 (pen)
Rep of Ire (0) ...............0 Holland (2)...................2
Beerensteyn 11
Spitse 23 (pen)
N Ireland (0)................0 Norway (0)..................3
Hansen 61, 87
Herlovsen 90
Scotland (0).................3 Poland (0).....................0
Weir 79
Emslie 86
Cuthbert 90
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA: ATHLETICS - Women’s 1500: 1 C Semenya (SA)
4mins 00.71secs, 2 B Chepkoech (SA)
4;03.09, 3 M Courtney (Wal) 4:03.44.
CYCLING - Men’s Individual Time Trial:
1 C Meyer (Aus) 48mins 13.04sec, 2 H
Tanfield (Eng) 48:43.30, 3 H Bond (NZ)
48:45.45. Women’s Individual Time Trial:
1 K Garfoot (Aus) 35mins 08.09secs, 2 L
Villumsen (NZ) 36:03.01, 3 H Simmonds
(Eng) 36:22.09. SHOOTING - Men’s 50m
Rifle Prone: 1 D Phelps (Wal) 248.8pts,
2 N Stirton (Sco) 247.7pts, 3 K Parr (Eng)
226.6pts. Queen’s Prize Pairs: 1 England
584- 61v, 2 Wales 582- 58v, 3 Scotland
582- 49v. SWIMMING - Men’s 50m Freestyle: B Proud (Eng) 21:35secs, 2 B Tandy
(RSA) 21.81, 3 C McEvoy (Aus) 21.92.
200M Individual Medley: 1 M Larkin (Aus)
1min 57.67secs, 2 S Scott (Sco) 1:57.86, 3
C Lewis (Aus) 1:58.18. 1500m Freestyle:
1 J Mcloughlin (Aus) 14:47.09, 2 D Jervis
(Wal) 14:48.67, 3 M Horton (Aus) 14:51.05.
4 x 100 Medley Relay: 1 Australia 3mins
31.04secs, 2 England 3:31.13, 3 South
Africa 3:34.79. Women’s 400m Freestyle:
1 A Titmus (Aus) 4min 00.93secs, 2 H
Hibbott (Eng) 4:05.31, 3 E Faulkner (Eng)
4:07.35. 50m Backstroke: 1 E Seebohm
(Aus) 27.78secs, 2 K Mass (Can) 27.82, 3 G
Davies 27.90. Women’s 4 x 100 Medley
Relay: 1 Australia 3mins 54.36secs, 2
Canada 3:55.10, 3 Wales 4:00.75. WEIGHTLIFTING Men’s Lightweight: 1 R Ezuruike
(Nga) 224.3pts, 2 P Kehinde (Nga) 219.9pts,
3 A Jawad (Eng) 182.7pts. Women’s
Lightweight: 1 E Oyema (Nga) 141.6pts, 2
L Ejike (Ng) 134.1pts, 3 N Newson (Eng)
106.1pts.
TENNIS
ATP GRAND PRIX HASSAN II, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO: First round: (1)
A RAMOS-VINOLAS (Sp) bt A Ahouda
(Mor) 6-1 6-2; A Vatutin (Rus) bt J Struff
(Ger) 3-6 6-3 6-2; P Andujar (Sp) bt I
Ivashka (Bela) 6-3 7-5; A Arnaboldi (It)
bt (7) A DOLGOPOLOV (Ukr) 6-2 6-3; N
Basilashvili (Geor) bt M Berrettini (It)
7-6 (7-2) 6-4; J Sousa (Portugal) bt P
Martinez Portero (Sp) 7-5 7-5; M Basic
(Bih) bt (5) R HAASE (Neth) 4-6 6-4 7-5;
R Carballes Baena (Sp) bt M Marterer
(Ger) 6-3 6-1; G Garcia-Lopez (Sp) bt C
Hemery (Fr) 6-2 6-2; (8) M ZVEREV (Ger)
bt P Lorenzi (It) 6-3 6-4; (2) K EDMUND
(GB) bt J Vesely (Cz Rep) 5-0 ret.
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Cycle blunder leaves Lowther out of time trial
By Ian Parker
Cyclist Melissa Lowther said she
was “gutted” after Team England
failed to enter her in yesterday’s
time trial.
Team officials issued a statement admitting that an “administrative error meant that she was
not formally entered into the race”.
For 21-year-old Lowther, months
of preparation for the event were
wasted.“I can’t put into words
how disappointed I am to have
been missed off the start list due
to an admin error,” she wrote
on Instagram.
“It was one of my targets this
season to make selection for
the Time Trial event and I was
so proud that my hard work in
training had paid off. While Team
England have apologised, I’m still
gutted not to have an opportunity
to represent my country after all
the hard miles I’ve put in.”
Team England chef de mission
Sarah Winckless spoke to Lowther
to apologise.
“I personally shared my apologies for missing her out of the
time trial today,” said Winckless,
who said her team had failed to
put the proper information into
the Games entry system, despite
‘seven or eight’ opportunities to
catch the error.
“No athlete should be put in this
position because of an administrative error by my group,” she added.
England appealed to the Commonwealth Games Federation but
that was rejected on Monday night.
“It’s disappointing that, at the
Friendly Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation couldn’t
step in and do something about it,”
said British Cycling performance
director Stephen Park, who is at
the Games.
Lowther will have one more
chance to compete in these Games,
in Saturday’s road race.
Her England team-mate Hayley
Simmonds, who was formerly a
rower, won the time trial bronze
medal, behind the winner Katrin
Garfoot of Australia and defending
champion Linda Villumsen of New
Zealand.
» News, p13
Pozzi and Hitchon crash out on a
dismal night for England athletes
good enough. You look at it
at face value. I hit too many
hurdles. Right from the start I
hit hurdle one, which is a stupid
thing to do.”
Hitchon then hit the net
with her three attempts in the
hammer to fail to record a score,
the latest big name for England
to struggle.
She said: “I was utterly
devastated after the world final
last year, but I told myself after
London that I wasn’t going to
cry. No one in 2014 thought I was
going to win a medal in Rio, so
two years out from Tokyo, I’ll be
ready for it. “
Wales’ Melissa Courtney
came third in the women’s
1500m race, won by South
African Caster Semenya in a
Games record 4min 0.71sec.
Dina Asher-Smith qualified
ninth fastest for today’s 200m
semi-finals. Kyle Langford
reached the 800m final and Jack
Green confirmed his spot in the
400m hurdles final.
England’s Dan Bramble
reached the long jump final
with a leap of 8.02m and
Scotland’s Eilidh Doyle won
her 400m hurdle heat to reach
tomorrow’s final.
the men’s 10m synchronised event
with Dan Goodfellow; the pair won
Olympic bronze at Rio 2016.
Daley (below) suffered concussion last month and pneumonia
earlier this year, but it is the complexity of his individual dives
and the strain on his hips
which have forced his
withdrawal.
“I am truly devastated not to be competing
in the individual event,”
Daley said. “I have been
training so hard for the
Commonwealth Games, so
this is a real disappointment.”
The synchronised event is on
Friday, with the individuals on
Saturday.
A statement from Daley’s representatives said: “The technical
dives in the individual event put
enormous physical strain on Tom’s
body. Due to prior illness, and with
his hips being the determining factor, some of the dives Tom was due
to demonstrate in the individual
event would be too dangerous and
impactful on his body.”
Last week Daley spoke
of the concussion which
put him out of action for
six days and left him unable to dive at his competition height of 10m
for three weeks.
“I missed my hands
before the Beijing World
Series and smashed my head at
35mph on to the water,” he said.
His targets for the year are likely
to include the European Championships in Edinburgh in August.
Daley is due to become a father
for the first time later this year.
By Nick Mashiter
Disaster struck for England’s
Andy Pozzi and Sophie Hitchon
at the Commonwealth Games
yesterday.
Pozzi came sixth in the 110m
hurdles final at the Carrara
Stadium after an errorstrewn run and Hitchon, who
won Olympic bronze in 2016,
failed to register a throw in
the hammer.
World indoor 60m hurdles
champion Pozzi, 25, clattered
the first two barriers and never
recovered as Ronald Levy won
gold, ahead of Jamaican teammate Hansle Parchment and
Australia’s Nick Hough.
“It doesn’t take a brain
surgeon to see I should have
been fighting for the medals,”
said Pozzi, who qualified fastest
but could clock only 13.53sec in
the final.
“The standard is very good,
but I was in good enough shape
to win a medal. I just wasn’t
Daley’s quest
for individual
gold halted
by injury
By Matt McGeehan
World diving champion Tom
Daley’s bid for a third successive
Commonwealth Games 10 metres
platform title ended when he withdrew from the individual event
with a hip injury.
The 23-year-old from Plymouth,
who won the world title in Budapest last summer, claimed Commonwealth gold at Delhi 2010 and
Glasgow 2014.
Daley still intends to compete in
Andy Pozzi grimaces after
crashing through the hurdles
Hayley
Simmonds on
her way to a
bronze medal
in the time
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WORCESTER
INTERVIEW
‘I dodged a bullet – it could have
been a lot worse than it was...’
Leicester’s Ben
Youngs targets
play-offs after fast
recovery from
injury, writes
Hugh Godwin
Ben Youngs chats
to juniors at a Land
Rover training
session at Market
Harborough RFC
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R
ugby players are forever
under scrutiny for the
language they use, but
when Ben Youngs says
he “dodged a bullet”
with the knee injury he suffered
while playing for England in Italy
in February, the strength of feeling
is understandable.
Youngs has returned to training
with Leicester and the 28-year-old
scrum-half looks likely to face local
rivals Northampton on Saturday,
with Tigers placed third in the
Premiership table and ready to
mount their perennial assault on
the end-of-season play-offs.
The prospects looked much
bleaker in Rome when Youngs’s
knee was wrenched at a horribly
unnatural angle. Youngs was
run over by a Ferrari – or, more
accurately, he was preparing to
pass the ball when he was battered
need an operation and that ice and
backwards by the combined 230kg
corrective rehab would get me
of Italy’s tighthead prop Simone
right. Ed Hollis [Leicester’s head of
Ferrari and England captain Dylan
medical services] is fantastic.”
Hartley as the Azzurri player tried
Youngs was winning his 74th
to disrupt possession.
England cap when he crumpled to
England’s initial announcement
the turf and his loud scream was
that Youngs had ruptured the
heard via the referee’s microphone
medial collateral ligament in his
in millions of living rooms.“I’ve had
left knee and was likely to be out
to take stick for the yelp,” Youngs
for four months appeared to rule
says now. “Sometimes it is the fear
him out of Leicester’s bid for a first
of what it might be, especially when
Premiership crown since 2013, and
it is your knee. When something
cast doubt on him joining
like that happens you fear
his country’s summer
the worst.
I
t
is
the
tour to South Africa.
“I just passed the
fear of what
“When I first did it,
ball and got counterlike anyone else you just it might be,
rucked – you are in a
want to know the extent especially
vulnerable position and
of the damage,” says
when it is your you get caught. I was just
Youngs. “It was certainly knee. When
unbelievably unlucky.”
pretty discomforting,
The injury cost Youngs
that happens, any further involvement
but the care we get is
you fear
unbelievable. I saw the
in the Six Nations, as he
the worst
specialist and went
hobbled around with his
from there.
knee in a brace, so he
“I probably dodged
became a TV viewer as
a bullet as it could have been a
England sank into finishing fifth.
lot worse than it was, so it was
“You want to be out there and
pleasing once I found out I didn’t
contributing but you can’t, so you
just watch it. I watched one of the
acknowledges the incentive to avoid
games with my dad, fairly low-key.”
being the first Tigers squad to fail
Youngs remains cautious over
to contest the knockout phase since
England’s three-Test trip to
the four-team format was
South Africa, but he has
introduced in 2005-06.
an upbeat appraisal
“I think that makes
of how the 10-times
us always get there:
league champions
the pride that we’ve
have revived
always made the top
Leicester Tigers
after losing six
four,” he says.
have qualified in
matches on the trot
“Even when we’ve
every year of the
in November.
had seasons when it’s
four-team
“The turning
been
really disruptive,
Premiership
point for Leicester
and we’ve had coaches
play-offs
was when we went to
come and go, we’ve still
[play Saracens at] Allianz
always had that resilience,
Park and we won [28-20 on 25
and the players’ determination that
February],” Youngs says.
we want to be successful, and the
“We hadn’t won there ever in a
club always demands success.
Premiership game, and the boys got
“That’s something I’m very proud
a bonus point that day. A big win
that the club is able to do, year on
like that can galvanise the whole
year. We certainly want to make
team and give you a huge boost.
sure that we are not the team that
Since then we have been able to
don’t make it.” THE INDEPENDENT
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HARLEQUINS
Quins look to New Zealand for Kingston’s replacement
By Will Macpherson
Harlequins are looking to New
Zealand in search of their new
director of rugby after it was
announced that John Kingston will
leave at the end of the season.
The club have a partnership
with New Zealand Rugby that is
designed to help the All Blacks
control the player drain to Europe
by allowing them to take sabbaticals
at the Stoop.
Quins will take their time identifying a replacement for Kingston,
who had been at the club in various roles for 17 years and director
of rugby for two. No announce-
ment is expected until the close
season. Wayne Smith, the former
All Blacks coach who turned down
Quins in 2016, looked to be in the
frame but was unveiled as general
manager of Japanese side Kobe
Steelers yesterday.
There are already set to be
three Kiwi directors of rugby in
the Premiership next season, with
Todd Blackadder at Bath, Pat Lam
at Bristol and Chris Boyd of the
Hurricanes joining Northampton.
The former England coach,
Stuart Lancaster, who is currently
working with Leinster in Dublin,
has also been linked with the
Harlequins job. EVENING STANDARD
Weir to join
Warriors from
Edinburgh
this summer
Scotland international
fly-half Duncan Weir is to join
Premiership club Worcester.
The Warriors announced that
Weir had agreed a one-year deal
and will link up with them from
Edinburgh this summer.
Weir (below) has won 27 caps
and moved to Edinburgh
from Glasgow in
2016. He becomes
Worcester’s
10th new
signing for
next season.
Alan
Solomons,
Warriors’
rugby director,
said: “He is a
top-class player who
possesses experience at the
highest level in the game.
“He will provide us with
another outstanding option at
fly-half as we continue to build
an exciting squad ahead of the
2018-19 season.”
Weir, 26, added: “I am
extremely excited to be moving
to Sixways this summer to be
part of a very talented squad.
“Warriors have shown this
season that they can beat any
team on their day, and I am
looking forward to working
hard to help the club have a
successful 2018-19.” PA
AUSTRALIA
Folau warned
after anti-gay
outburst on
social media
Israel Folau has escaped
punishment over homophobic
comments that sparked
outrage, but rugby chiefs will
have further talks with the
Australia back over his use of
social media.
Rugby Australia chief
executive Raelene Castle and
Andrew Hore, chief
executive of
Folau’s New
South Wales
Waratahs
team, met the
29-year-old
yesterday.
Folau (right),
an evangelical
Christian, wrote
on Instagram last
week that gay people would
be condemned to “hell” if they
failed to “repent”.
Castle said: “Israel presented
his situation to us and where his
beliefs are, but at the same time
Rugby Australia have a policy
and a position of inclusion
and using social media with
respect.” EVENING STANDARD
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SPORT
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
CHAMPIONSHIP
Red card
sparks
Scots’ win
Scotland’s World Cup
qualifying campaign
received a boost with
a 3-0 win over Poland.
Shelley Kerr’s team,
who had lost 1-0 to
Switzerland last week,
initially struggled
against the Poles
but Paulina Dudek’s
sending-off for two
yellow cards turned
the game. Claire Emslie
crossed for Zoe Ness
to head Scotland’s
opening goal at the
Paisley 2021 Stadium.
Emslie then added the
second after a brilliant
run before Erin
Cuthbert (left) scored
the third. The win lifts
Scotland into second
in Group 2, one point
above last
night’s opponents
and six points
behind the leaders
Switzerland.
England overcome Bosnian buses
and red card to move top of group
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
ENGLAND
Duggan 56, Taylor pen 90
0
2
By Nick Purewal
Toni Duggan’s 20th international
goal sent England to the top of their
World Cup qualifying group after an
impressive victory in Bosnia. The
Barcelona forward prodded home
Melissa Lawley’s cross as England
shrugged off Alex Greenwood’s red
card to prevail in Zenica.
Jodie Taylor’s late penalty
wrapped up a comfortable, albeit
often frustrating, afternoon in front
of goal on the road for Phil Neville’s
side. Bosnia had Amira Spahic Toni Duggan gave England the lead
sent off too in a scrappy encounter, with her 20th international goal
as England – who had 80 per cent
possession – again faced opponents I had never seen before. It was a
who were set up to frustrate.
patient performance, we had to
The Lionesses laboured
wait. The first goal was always
t o a go a l l e s s d r a w
going to be key. As long as it
against Wales in their
is 0-0 there is always that
previous qualifier, in
temptation of thinking
Southampton last
back to Friday. The
Friday, unable to
girls stuck at it and
England
have
lost
pull rigid opponents
Toni Duggan scored a
only one of their
apart. But despite
brilliant goal.”
five games since
being confronted
A frustrating first
Phil Neville
with a defensive 5-4-1
h a l f l e f t E n gl a n d
took charge
formation, Neville’s
scoreless. The hosts,
side finally found a
ranked 57th in the world,
way through.
set up in two defensive lines
“We talked about parking
of five players in a bid to thwart
the bus – this was parking three the world’s second-ranked outfit.
or four buses,” the England coach
The visitors enjoyed the majority
deadpanned. “It was football like of possession before the interval,
1
but failed to make that dominance
count, struggling to create clear-cut
scoring chances.
Greenwood’s red card acted as
something of a catalyst, the Liverpool defender handed her marching orders early in the second half.
Booked for dissent just before the
break, Greenwood was then dismissed for a second yellow only two
minutes into the second half. Referee Andromachi Tsiofliki adjudged
the 24-year-old to have dived in the
home penalty area and Greenwood
appeared visibly disappointed as
she walked off the field of play.
Despite consolation from Neville
as she trudged off, Greenwood knew
her red card could have jeopardised
England’s chances of claiming top
spot in World Cup qualifying group.
But within minutes of going a
woman down, England finally made
the breakthrough. Barcelona forward Duggan poked out a foot amid
tight marking to stab home Lawley’s
ball from the right, to the relief of
Neville and his coaching team.
Bosnia were quickly reduced to
10 women themselves, Spahic sent
off for two bookings of her own. England continued to dominate, Duggan
hitting the bar, and when Beth Mead
won a late spot-kick, Taylor converted for her 17th international goal.
England move to the top of Group
1, two points clear of Wales, having
won four and drawn one of their
five matches – as well as keeping
five clean sheets. Their next match
is away to Russia in June, with only
the group winners certain of a place
at next summer’s finals in France.
Johansen’s strike
sends Fulham
into top-two spot
FULHAM
Johansen 25
READING
1
0
By Sports Staff
Fulham moved into the Championship top two after a nervy victory
over Reading meant they leapfrogged
Cardiff, who lost at Aston Villa.
Lions roar into
play-off places
with win at Bolton
By James Mariner
Goals either side of half-time from
Tom Elliott and Ben Marshall helped
Millwall continue their remarkable
surge up the table as the London side
won 2-0 at Bolton Wanderers to move
into the Championship play-off zone.
Neil Harris’s side stretched their
Stefan Johansen’s first-half strike
was enough to help the club extend
their club record unbeaten run to
20 games.
Fulham were expected to provide
the early running but it was struggling Reading who made the brighter
start as Tim Ream cleared off the line
to deny Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, while
Dave Edwards had an effort blocked.
The hosts had made a sluggish
start but from their first chance of
the game, after 25 minutes, they took
unbeaten league run to 16 matches,
having not lost a match since New
Year’s Day, and jumped above Middlesbrough into sixth position.
Marshall provided the cross for
Elliott to break the deadlock, 10
minutes before the break, and the
creator became the scorer midway
through the second period, doubling
Millwall’s advantage after a fine run
from Mahlon Romeo.
Middlesbrough dropped to seventh after going down 2-1 at Sheffield United, a result which keeps
alive the Blades’ own top-six hopes.
Lee Evans volleyed in from close
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Stefan Johansen
scores the winner
for Fulham against
Reading GETTY
Dzeko leads Roma charge to stun
Barcelona in thrilling comeback
ROMA
Dzeko 6, De Rossi pen 58, Manolas 82
3
BARCELONA
4-4 on aggregate
Roma progress on away goal
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By Sports Staff
the lead. Johansen had the simple
task of tapping home from four yards
for his eighth goal of the season,
following Matt Targett’s low cross
from the left.
That settled Fulham, who came
close to a second when Aleksandar
Mitrovic headed straight at Vito
Mannone from Targett’s corner.
Mitrovic was unfortunate again as
his diving header from Johansen’s
free-kick went just wide of the post.
The on-loan Newcastle striker was
seeing plenty of the ball and blazed
over on the half-volley after some fine
play by Ryan Sessegnon had set up
the chance.
Fulham started the second half in
similarly quiet fashion as in the first
45 minutes as Reading did their best
to frustrate the hosts.
Mitrovic hit the post from 20 yards
but the referee blew for offside and it
would not have counted.
The visitors were struggling to cre-
ate chances of their own with no one
able to reach Liam Kelly’s free-kick.
At the other end, Johansen lost his
footing in front of goal after Mitrovic
had flicked on Tom Cairney’s pass.
Johansen went close again when
his left-footed drive from Targett’s
cross was saved by Mannone, a flag
for offside preventing Mitrovic from
converting the rebound.
The tension was increasing around
Craven Cottage as a chested backpass by Ream nearly let in Modou
Barrow for the visitors.
Lucas Piazon’s 30-yard free-kick
for Fulham was then saved by Mannone at the second attempt as the
hosts strived for a second goal.
The chances continued to come for
the Cottagers, with sub Neeskens Kebano unfortunate not to score after a
mazy run inside the area.
Leando Bacuna was sent off for
the visitors in injury time for a lunge
on Sessegnon.
range within two minutes at Bramall
Lane – his first goal for the club –
and added another before the interval, converting from close
range after fine work David
Brooks. Grant Leadbitter
was dismissed in between
Evans’ double. Daniel
Ayala gave Tony Pulis’s
side hope early in the second period but the Teessiders were unable to level.
Having lost in farcical circumstances at home to leaders
Wolves on Friday night, Cardiff’s
grip on an automatic place slipped as
they were beaten 1-0 at Aston Villa
thanks to a superb late volley from
Jack Grealish (below).
Bristol City reignited their
play-off hopes with a 3-1
success over Birmingham,
with Brentford a point
behind after Henrik
Dalsgaard’s late winner
at Nottingham Forest.
At the bottom, Hull
took a huge step towards
safety, thrashing bottom side
Burton 5-0, while Sunderland
were pegged back late on, drawing
1-1 at home to Norwich.
Roma survived a last-ditch onslaught by Barcelona to complete
an astonishing comeback, booking
their place in the Champions League
semi-finals by the finest margin.
They looked out of it after losing
the first leg 4-1 in Barcelona but that
away goal gave them a glimmer of
hope and in the end was the deciding factor.
They went ahead last night after
six minutes through Edin Dzeko,
who also scored that vital away goal
a week ago. Daniele de Rossi doubled their lead from the penalty spot
after Dzeko was brought down in the
box and Kostas Manolas headed an
82nd-minute third goal.
Barcelona were on the front foot
in the opening exchanges, with Sergi
Roberto and Lionel Messi having
chances in the first four minutes but
it was Roma who broke the deadlock after six minutes. De Rossi’s
pinpoint pass was met in the box by
Dzeko, who controlled the ball with a
brilliant first touch before prodding
it past Marc-Andre ter Stegen from
six yards.
Barça had an opportunity to hit
back two minutes later when Juan
Jesus tripped Messi 25 yards from
goal but the Argentina forward
missed with the free-kick.
Roma had a spring in their step
and were attacking in numbers as
they looked for a quick second.
Patrik Schick headed Aleksandar
Kolarov’s corner wide in the 14th
minute before Radja Nainggolan
shot wide from range. Dzeko cleared
Zidane hails
Ronaldo as
Real’s new
Di Stefano
By Sports Staff
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
believes Cristiano Ronaldo will follow
Alfredo Di Stefano in leaving a lasting
legacy at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo’s two goals in a 3-0 win
over Juventus last week put Real
in charge of their Champions
League quarter-final, prior
to tonight’s second leg
in Madrid.
Real president Florentino Perez called Ronaldo
(right) the “great heir”
to Di Stefano, who won
five European Cups and
scored 308 goals in 396 games,
between 1953 and 1964.
Zidane said: “I am not thinking
about being without Cristiano Ronaldo, this is what we have and we are
Roma
Alisson
Manolas
Fazio
Juan
De Rossi
Strootman
Nainggolan
Florenzi
Kolarov
Dzeko
L Suarez
Schick
Messi
Iniesta Busquets Rakitic
Alba
Umtiti
Pique
Roberto
Semedo
Ter Stegen
Barcelona
Substitutions: Roma Under (Schick, 73), El
Shaarawy (Nainggolan, 77); Barcelona Gomes
(Iniesta, 81), Dembélé (Semedo, 85), Alcacer
(Busquets, 85).
Booked: Roma Fazio, Juan; Barcelona Pique, Messi,
L Suarez.
Man of the match Dzeko. Match rating 7/10.
Possession: Roma 45% Barcelona 55%.
Attempts on target: Roma 7 Barcelona 2.
Referee C Turpin (Fr). Attendance 56,580.
the bar with his long-range effort in
the 25th minute, while it took a welltimed challenge from Gerard Pique
to prevent Kolarov from getting a
shot away in the box a minute later.
Barcelona looked rattled as Roma
pressed. Schick nodded Alessandro Florenzi’s searching cross wide
from the middle of the area in the
28th minute, while Ter Stegen was
forced to tip over Dzeko’s closerange header eight minutes later.
Barcelona won another free-kick
from shooting range in the 38th
minute as Luis Suarez was brought
happy. There are many people who
still remember Di Stefano and rightly
so. I am one of those people. They will
also remember Cristiano Ronaldo at
this club. We must enjoy this player.”
Juventus were beaten in last year’s
final by Real and are on the brink of
being knocked out by them again.
However, Zidane, who will be without the banned Sergio Ramos, has
warned his players not to start contemplating who they could meet in
the last four or in the final.
He added: “The 3-0 result will not
change things for us. It’s another
game, and what happened, happened.
It was a good game, but there is still
50 per cent of the tie to be played.”
Juve are without the suspended Paulo Dybala but
defender Giorgio Chiellini
believes that, at the very
least, a strong performance would be beneficial
for their next European
campaign.
“We go to Madrid with the
desire to play a good game. In
football, and in life, you never know
what can happen, and to go there and
put on a good display, even in view of
next year, would be important.”
Kostas Manolas celebrates after
scoring Roma’s third goal
down but again Messi, usually so
deadly, could not find the target
from 25 yards out.
Roma were awarded a penalty in
the 56th minute when Pique fouled
Dzeko in the area and De Rossi rifled
the ball beyond Ter Stegen.
Ter Stegen was called into action once again in the 68th minute
to keep Nainggolan at bay before
Messi sent his 20-yard shot straight
at Alisson six minutes later.
After substitute Stephan El
Shaarawy was denied by Ter Stegen
in the 79th minute, Manolas nodded
Cengiz Under’s cross past the German with eight minutes left to play.
Barcelona threw the kitchen sink
at Roma but with Messi and Ousmane Dembélé unable to take their
chances, Roma held on to complete
their unlikely comeback.
Robben wary
of Sevilla’s
form on road
By Sports Staff
Arjen Robben is refusing
to take Bayern Munich’s
progression to the Champions
League semi-finals for granted.
The newly-crowned German
champions host Sevilla tonight
at the Allianz Arena with a 2-1
lead from the first leg.
Bayern came from behind
to gain the advantage in Spain
without hitting top gear – and
passage to the last four is seen
by many as a formality.
But Dutch playmaker
Robben said: “There is already
a lot of talk about the semifinal, but let us first play a great
game tomorrow and advance.
Sevilla have shown what they
can do away from home.
“If we want to win the
Champions League then we will
have to improve.”
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Salah ends City’s
Mission Impossible
with touch of magic
Guardiola’s team make flying start with Jesus goal
but wrongly denied crucial second for offside
two minutes, Manchester City had
their goal. It started with Raheem
Sterling barrelling into Virgil van
Dijk close to Klopp’s technical area.
LIVERPOOL
Ederson
Salah 56, Firmino 77
“Get up”, somebody shouted as the
2
Dutchman rolled over.
Liverpool win 5-1 on aggregate
Walker Otamendi
Laporte
It was Sterling who got up first
By Tim Rich
and was there to receive FernandAT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
inho’s pass. In the first half of the
De Bruyne Fernandinho
B Silva
D Silva
Manchester derby, when City had
When he was a teenager, Pep
been gliding to the title, Sterling had
Guardiola was a ball boy at the
squandered two chances that would
Sterling
Sane
Jesus
Nou Camp on the night Barcelona
have settled the match. This time he
overturned Gothenburg’s 3-0 firstprovided Gabriel Jesus with a perleg win to reach the 1986 European
fect square pass. The Brazilian did
Mane
Salah
Firmino
Cup final on penalties.
not miss. The electronic scoreboard
Terry Venables was Barcelona’s
showed one minute and 57 seconds.
manager and, in the afterglow of
It was showing something around
Milner Wijnaldum Oxladevictory, he declared this a script
13 minutes when Mané slid into
Chamberlain
that would have been beyond
Otamendi with studs slightly above
even Alfred Hitchcock’s power of Robertson
the turf. The crowd bayed for red,
Lovren Van Dijk Alexander-imagining. The attempt at a remake
Ederson left his area to start pushing
Arnold
was great drama, but it was not
Mané, for which he was booked.
quite Hitchcock.
Mané’s card might have been red
Karius
Until the interval, at which point
and it might have been yellow. The
Guardiola was sent to the stands Liverpool
referee, Antonio Lahoz, decided
after protesting against a wrongly Substitutions: Manchester City Aguero (D Silva, 66), Liverpool would continue with 11.
disallowed goal, the comeback ap- Gundogan (B Silva, 74); Liverpool Klavan (Firmino, 81),
As if to prove that what managers
Clyne (Alexander-Arnold, 81), Ings (Salah, 89).
peared possible, perhaps even likely. Booked:
shout from the touchline is so much
Manchester City Ederson, B Silva; Liverpool
However, Manchester City’s great Mané, Alexander-Arnold, Firmino, Van Dijk.
wasted breath, Guardiola had just
of the match Mané.
failure in the first leg on Mersey- Man
told his team to calm down and keep
Match rating 8/10.
side had been not to score an away Possession: Manchester City 64% Liverpool 36%.
their focus, a third of a way through
Attempts on target: Manchester City 3 Liverpool 3.
goal. Having orchestrated one of Referee A M M Lahoz (Sp).
a half that would produce five bookthe great Liverpool performances Attendance 53,461.
ings and end with the Manchester
on Wednesday, Jürgen Klopp knew
City manager confronting the refthat, if his side scored once, Man- of Nicolas Otamendi and into the net. eree and being sent to the stands.
chester City would need five.
The Argentine banged his head on
City tried very hard to recreate
In fact, Liverpool scored twice and the wet ground. It was over. The en- Anfield’s febrile atmosphere. There
won both legs, extending Klopp’s im- tire Liverpool team ran to their own wereblueandwhiteflagsunderevery
pressive record against Guardiola to supporters as a blue flare landed on home seat, rolling choruses of “Blue
the realms of the hoodoo.
the pitch. They knew it, too.
Moon” and several sharp intakes of
The goal that mattered came
When Roberto Firmino ran breath, although the Liverpool team
from Mohamed Salah, 11 minutes through to score Liverpool’s sec- bus was allowed in unmolested. Its
into the second half. Sadio Mané, ond, seizing on Otamendi’s error, occupants were, however, to be given
sent though by Georginio Wijnal- the only script that would have put a torrid welcome.
dum, had three blue shirts around Manchester City through belonged
Klopp had described City’s first
him and the keeper ahead of him.
in a comic book.
half against United as “a thunderHe stumbled through the challengWhat would have stung Guardiola storm” and in the opening 45 mines, the ball was played out to Salah is that the night had begun with utes Liverpool had to withstand
who chipped it over the prone figure so much promise. After less than constant hard rain.
From the edge of the area, Bernardo Silva delivered the kind of
shot from which Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s second at
Anfield. Silva’s shot touched the tip of
James Milner’s head, the top of Dejan
Lovren’s head and struck the post.
Liverpool should have gone into
the interval two goals down. As
Loris Karius punched away a cross,
both Jesus and Milner went for it;
the ball rebounded to Leroy Sane,
who scooped it over the line. There
was barely a protest when Sane
was called offside, but the ball had
come off Milner’s knee. In cricket or
rugby, the decision would have been
corrected. Guardiola allowed the
injustice of it all to overwhelm him
Pep Guardiola was sent to the stands for the second half (right) for the
and watched the second half from
vehemence of his protests to the referee at half-time (left) REUTERS; AFP
the posh seats.
MANCHESTER CITY
Jesus 2
1
Manchester City
Pep gets his chaos and
control in wrong order
Liverpool fans in the south-east
corner of the stadium seemed
to register, a distant din in a
deserted cathedral. Guardiola
AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
himself, of course, had long since
s the two teams
departed the scene: sent to the
emerged for this
stands at half-time, the director
game, Pep Guardiola
banished from the front row of his
could be seen on the
own production.
touchline, staring out
What happened in between
over the turf, eyes glazed, a man
was an object lesson in the key
seemingly seized by a
difference in football
deafening clarity. On all
between intent and
C
i
ty
are
four sides of the stadium
purpose, between
a club at
around him, blue and
speed and haste. The
white flags fluttered like their most
temptation, naturally,
a magnificent robe, lend- purposeful
will be to attribute City’s
ing the place a certain
when they’re Champions League exit,
tranquility, even on an
and the five goals they
occasion this febrile, this standing at
conceded over the course
flammable. Zero hour at the foot of
of this tie, to some sort of
the Etihad Stadium, and the mountain essential moral failing,
all was calm.
a weakness of the core, a
looking up
As the full-time whistle
feebleness of the spirit.
blew, all was calm again.
Perhaps there may
The blue flags had given way to
even be something in that. But
empty blue seats; the City players
what ultimately undid City was
sank numbly to their haunches.
their failure to judge the tempo
Only the racket coming from the
of the game, once at Anfield last
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week, and once again here. There
nose scrunched up like a paper
they opted for control, here chaos, ball, a man bleakly aware that
and yet where Liverpool took
the next 88 minutes would knock
their chances with the coldness
years off his life. City didn’t even
of surgeons, City flapped
bother with a huddle; they
around like sturgeons.
celebrated individually,
All the momentum, all
and then sprinted back
the emotional energy,
to their marks. There
all the vigour they
was work to be done.
had managed to
Perhaps, in
Defeats
for
generate by virtue
hindsight, City
Manchester
City
of their stunning
were just a tad too
in their last six
start, ultimately
quick in those early
matches in all
ebbed away in a fog
moments,
setting an
competitions
of blocked shots and
unsustainable pace
interminable offsides.
that would find them
“This time we begin the
out later. Yet in those
game trailing by three
opening exchanges, City’s
goals!” Guardiola
speed was thrilling and
wrote in his
ruthless, moving the
programme notes
ball, demanding the
before the game,
ball, hunting the
Liverpool become
and somehow you
ball. Even the ballthe first team to
feel that only Pep
boys – doubtless at
beat
a
Pep
Guardiola
could make this
Guardiola’s drilling
side three times in a
most forlorn of lost
– seemed to be
single season
causes sound like a
turbo-charged.
wonderful adventure.
Mo Salah’s goal put
Yet for three-quarters
the tie beyond City’s reach.
of an hour, it was an adventure.
But by then, City had already
From the moment Gabriel Jesus
stopped playing the perfect game
tucked the ball away to give City
that Guardiola had demanded.
an early lead, they believed.
Pep himself had made the first
Guardiola allowed himself a pump glaring error, getting himself sent
of the fist. Jürgen Klopp’s face
to the stands. And you wonder
went a wan, greyish colour, his
whether City’s players, learning
4
3
of their manager’s indiscretion,
began to question their resolve at
that point too, as if to wonder: if
Pep can’t even keep his cool, what
chance the rest of us?
What happens now, of course,
is anyone’s guess. These three
consecutive defeats may not be
enough to derail what has already
been a staggeringly successful
season by any standard. But these
three games have reacquainted
City with their footballing
mortality. This was a huge
opportunity missed.
They will be back, of course, and
as Premier League champions.
Any City fan will tell you that if
something is worth doing, it’s
worth doing the hard way. It’s
striking to think just how many of
the most iconic triumphs in City
history, from Gillingham in 1999
to QPR in 2012, from Tottenham’s
3-0 half-time lead in 2004 to Bert
Trautmann’s neck in 1956, have
come in the face of adversity.
This is a club that is somehow
at its most purposeful when
it is standing at the foot of the
mountain looking up, rather
than at the summit looking
down. Now, once again, they find
themselves at base camp, the
grand design on hold for another
year at least. THE INDEPENDENT
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FOOTBALL
Elneny has red
card overturned
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed
Elneny has had his red card
against Southampton overturned
by the Football Association.
Elneny was sent off near the
end of last Sunday’s victory at
the Emirates Stadium after an
altercation with Saints full-back
Cedric. The FA accepted a claim
of wrongful dismissal, meaning
Elneny will not serve a threematch ban and will be available
for Sunday’s trip to Newcastle.
FOOTBALL
TENNIS
Mason back at
Tottenham
GB get home draw
in Davis Cup
Ryan Mason has returned to
former club Tottenham Hotspur
to work on his coaching badges,
following his retirement from
the game. Mason, 26, was forced
to call it a day in February after
suffering a fractured skull
playing for Hull City at Chelsea
in January 2017. “I’m enjoying it,”
he said. “I’ve been in a couple of
weeks now and it’s great to start
a new chapter. The club offered
their help, so it was a no-brainer.”
Great Britain face a home tie
with Uzbekistan in the Davis
Cup World Group play-offs in
September. Britain must win to
stay at the elite level after losing
their first-round clash with Spain
in February. It is a kind draw for
Leon Smith’s side, who will play at
home for the first time since 2016.
Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund made
the second round of the Grand
Prix Hassan II in Marrakech after
opponent Kiri Vesely retired.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Hursey, 11, races to opening win
Welsh schoolgirl Anna Hursey recorded a lightning fast win in her first
singles table tennis match in Australia. The 11-year-old (above), the
youngest athlete at the Games, beat Halima Nambozo 4-0 in her opening
group match, having already played in the women’s team event. She
showed no sign of nerves in a devastating display. However, the Cardiff
girl lost 4-0 to Malaysia’s Li Sian Alice Chang in her second group game,
meaning she missed out on a place in the last 32.
» Commonwealth Games coverage, p49
CRICKET
Morkel signs up
for Surrey
Former South Africa paceman
Morne Morkel has signed for
Surrey as a Kolpak-registered
player until the end of 2019.
The fast bowler ended a fine
international career earlier this
month as the Proteas sealed a
first home Test series victory
over Australia since readmission.
Morkel, 33, will be available to
play in all three formats.
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Juventus join PSG and Atletico in hunt for Martial
By Miguel Delaney
P47
RACING
What price a
first National
win for a
female jockey?
Juventus are actively monitoring Anthony Martial’s situation
at Manchester United, willing to
fight Paris Saint-Germain and
Atletico Madrid for the French
international’s signature if he
becomes available in the summer.
While those close to the forward
insist his preference is to stay at Old
Trafford and that the United hierarchy see him as a valuable player for
the future, sources around the club
say there is a growing expectation
that manager Jose Mourinho will
seek to alter his attack in the summer and may see Martial (right)
as surplus to requirements.
The 22-year-old forward has
performed inconsistently
this season, although that
has partly been down to intermittent use. He hasn’t
played for United since the
2-0 FA Cup win over Brighton and Hove Albion on 17
March. Mourinho did consider
letting Martial go to Internazionale in the summer in exchange for
Ivan Perisic, but ultimately decided
against it. The manager has been
frustrated by a perceived lack of
application by the striker
and a difference in how
they view his role.
Reports in France
have stated that Martial
has rejected a new contract, although it is understood he would still like to
stay at Old Trafford.
Juventus have been made aware
of the situation and are keen to complete a deal, having been informed
that Martial would be likely to cost
around £60m.
They could face competition from
Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico
Madrid, who have both been looking
at the player.
Tottenham Hotspur have a longterm interest in Martial as well but
it is understood United would be
unwilling to sell to Premier League
rivals. THE INDEPENDENT
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