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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
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Also in Sport
Record-breaking
London Marathon
It’s Chelsea
v United in
FA Cup final
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Trump
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Nuclear
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Arsène’s
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Mo smashes British
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Visiting
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Beyond the
wit of men
Female
cartoonists
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» Vast survey of 220,000 people finds that majority want
free trade and open migration with Europe
» Findings put pressure on May and Corbyn to change
policy as clock ticks towards Brexit
» Another referendum would see the UK split down the
middle – with 88% voting the same as last time
» Only 18% happy with Brexit negotiations so far
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PLUS SIMON CALDER
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I KIM SENGUPTA
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I TV GUIDE
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I MEDIA
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I PUZZLES
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BREXIT
Why does
Jeremy Corbyn
want to give
you more
days off?
See p.13
The day at
a glance
23
APRIL
Quote of the day
UNITED STATES
ENVIRONMENT
HERITAGE
MARATHON
Children ‘worry
about air pollution’
Menu from ‘Titanic’
sells for £100,000
First Grenfell fire
crew run for charity
The former New York mayor
Michael Bloomberg said yesterday
he will write a $4.5m (£3.2m)
cheque for this year’s US financial
commitment to the Paris Climate
Agreement. President Trump pulled
the US out of the accord last year.
Mr Bloomberg did not commit to
provide funds beyond this year.
Children worry over air pollution
near their school, according to a
survey; 43 per cent of children polled
are now concerned about the levels.
A YouGov poll surveyed more than
1,000 children aged six to 15 years
old about their attitudes towards air
pollution and the actions they think
should be taken.
A menu for the first meal served on
the Titanic has sold for £100,000
at an auction in Wiltshire. Charles
Lightoller, an officer who survived,
had given the menu to his wife as a
souvenir before the ship sailed from
Southampton on 10 April 1912, four
days before it struck an iceberg and
sank, killing more than 1,500 people.
The first fire crew to arrive at the
Grenfell Tower inferno raised more
than £41,000 for children affected
by the disaster by completing the
London Marathon. The team of nine
firefighters from Red Watch at North
Kensington station raised the money
for the volunteer organisation Kids
on the Green. PAGE 9
FRANCE
Celebrities call for
anti-Semitism action
Psychiatry enables us
to correct our faults by
confessing our parents’
shortcomings
LAURENCE J PETER
The actor Gérard Depardieu, singer
Charles Aznavour and former
President Nicolas Sarkozy are
among some 300 well-known French
people urging national action to
counter a “new anti-Semitism”
that they blame on rising Islamic
radicalism. They signed a manifesto
published yesterday in Le Parisien.
Birthdays
Gigi Hadid, supermodel,
23; Dev Patel, actor (below),
28; John Oliver, comedian,
41; Taio Cruz, pop singer,
33; Alistair Brownlee,
triathlete, 30; Steph
Houghton, footballer, 30
Anniversaries
Thursday 23 April 1778
In the only US raid on
English shores during the
American Revolution,
John Paul Jones, with
30 volunteers from his
ship, the USS Ranger,
launches a surprise attack
on the two harbour forts at
Whitehaven, Cumbria.
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Today marks 50 years since the first decimal coins came into circulation
in the UK , starting the gradual move away from farthings, shillings and
old-fashioned pennies. However, research by the Post Office suggests
more than a quarter of us still have old currency stashed away such as
the round £1 coins or old £5 and £10 notes. It estimates the average
amount in old currency that each of us has knocking about is £13.
Coinage reviews since decimalisation in 1971
1983
£1 coin made
its debut
1980
The List
Silver is the colour
for car owners
KUWAIT
Coining it
The sixpence ceased
to be legal tender
1992
Ten pence resized
1. Silver/aluminium 7,121,249
2. Black 6,904,764
3. Blue 6,231,770
4. Grey 4,592,278
5. White 3,846223
6. Red 3,687,345
7. Green 987,903
8. Beige/buff 245,403
9. Brown 197,214
10. Yellow 193,919
Two Filipinos have been arrested
in Kuwait for allegedly convincing
housemaids to run away from
their employers’ homes, while the
Philippines’ ambassador has faced
questions over his embassy’s work
in aiding abused workers. The
Philippines sends many domestic
workers to the Gulf emirate.
Oldest party elects
its first female leader
1990
Five pence resized
1984
The half penny
was withdrawn
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD)
elected Andrea Nahles as their
first female leader yesterday. The
SPD hopes she can reinvigorate
the country’s oldest party after it
suffered its worst losses since 1933 in
September’s election. Some 66 per
cent of SPD delegates at a congress
voted for Ms Nahles.
SECURITY
US and Jordan in
chemical war drill
1997
Two pound coin
introduced
2008
Fifty pence redesigned
2017
New pound coin
introduced
SOURCE: ROYAL MINT
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
Filipinos arrested
over runaway maids
GERMANY
1982
The 20p was
introduced
More of us are driving around
in silver-coloured cars than any
other shade with more than
seven million of them on the
roads in 2017. Least popular,
according to the Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders, was
pink with 22,084 cars, followed
by cream/ivory with 28,016 and
maroon with 35,328.
These are the top 10 colours in
number of cars for 2017.
index
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
The 10 Best...........35
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
International Trade Secretary
Dr Liam Fox has pledged to cut
“bureaucracy and red tape” in a bid
to promote free trade post-Brexit.
Dr Fox, a staunch Brexiteer, will tell
policymakers at Guildhall in London
that the UK will enjoy “a new degree
of economic agility”.
Bloomberg: $4.5m
for climate accord
MONEY
MONDAY
Fox will ‘cut red tape’
to aid free trade
US and Jordanian forces in
protective suits have practised how
to handle chemical, biological and
nuclear materials. The drill was
part of the annual 12-day “Eager
Lion” military exercise involving
more than 7,000 troops. It was held
near Zarqa, east of the Jordanian
capital, Amman.
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23 APRIL 2018
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Letter from the Education
Correspondent
ThePage3Profile
DYLAN McWILLIAMS, SURVIVAL EXPERT
Richard Vaughan
i@inews.co.uk
Who’s the Bear Grylls impersonator?
It’s Dylan McWilliams, a 20-year-old
American who has made a habit of
being in the wrong place at the
wrong time. In the space of four
years, he has been bitten by a shark,
mauled by a bear and attacked by a
rattlesnake. Miraculously, he has lived
to tell the tale.
His survival instincts kicked in then?
Actually, McWilliams had worked as
a survival training instructor, though
his training was more helpful in a
previous episode…
The One About the Bear?
Indeed. That was last summer
when our Houdini-esque hero was
sleeping under the stars in his native
Colorado. Suddenly he heard a “loud
crunching sound” and realised a black
bear was dragging him out of his tent
by the head.
Apparently the first rule when
being eaten by a bear is to fight back,
and that’s what he did, punching and
kicking the beast until it loosened its
grip. Mr McWilliams was then flown
to hospital, where doctors stapled
his head back together again. “I guess
I was just in the wrong spot at the
wrong time,” he reflected.
Lucky guy...
That depends on how you look at it. In
his latest escapade, Mr McWilliams
was bodyboarding off the Hawaiian
coast when an eight-foot tiger shark
came along and took a bite out of his
leg. “I was looking around and saw a
bunch of blood,” said Mr McWilliams.
Still 50 yards from the beach, he
began frantically kicking at the shark
and scrambling for shore. Fortunately
he made it back, escaping with seven
stitches to the wound (below).
And the snake?
His encounter with a rattlesnake
was apparently less severe, though
if the bear and the shark are anything
to go by, the creature probably got
off lightly.
Will he stick to watching ‘Blue Planet’
in future?
Not likely. It seems Crocodile Dundee
has nothing on him. Asked how he felt
after escaping the jaws of a shark, he
simply replied: “I’m just mad that
I can’t get back in the water for a
couple of days.”
Russell Parton
JAPAN
NATURE
ART
World’s oldest
person dies at 117
Killer whale pod
spotted in the Clyde
Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ Police to tackle bee
‘really in mourning’ swarm nuisance
The world’s oldest person,
117-year-old Nabi Tajima, died
on Saturday evening in Kikai in
southern Japan. She had been in
hospital since January.
Tajima, born on 4 August 1900,
was the last person known to have
been born in the 19th century
(which ended on 1 January 1901).
Killer whales have been spotted
swimming in the River Clyde. A pod
of five adults and a youngster were
seen from a ferry on the estuary,
between Dunoon and Gourock, on
Saturday. Corinne Gordon, of British
Divers Marine Life Rescue, said the
orcas had swum from Orkney due to
the weather or food but were safe.
Rodin’s statue The Thinker is
actually about mourning, according
to a British Museum expert. Ian
Jenkins, curator of the museum’s
Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece
exhibition, pointed out that the hand
is supporting the chin, not cupping
it. “In ancient Greece this is how
mourning was depicted,” he said.
NATURE
Police have joined with beekeepers
to stop swarms from terrorising the
public. In warmer weather colonies
break up and create large numbers
of new nests. The Chief Inspector
of East Hertfordshire, Gerry
McDonald, said: “We are working
with the Beekeepers Association to
find and collect swarms.”
That’s enough hot
air on social media
Jeremy Hunt’s plans to crack
down on the underage use of
social media is laudable, but there
are significant questions about
how he intends to do it.
It is hard to overstate the
impact of such sites on the mental
wellbeing of young people.
Teachers have long been aware
of the dangers posed to young
minds by the ubiquity of Facebook
and Instagram. A recent survey
of teachers by the NASUWT
union showed that 96 per cent of
respondents said they dealt with
children suffering from mental
health issues in their schools, with
social media named among the
top three contributors.
The effect of social media on
mental wellbeing cuts to the
heart of one of the Government’s
key domestic policies. In her first
speech as Prime Minister, Theresa
May pledged to make the “burning
injustice” of mental health one
of her top priorities. But aside
from commissioning a report into
the impact of mental health on
the workplace, little headway, in
terms of policy, has been made by
Mrs May in her attempt to tackle
the issue.
The Health Secretary is in
tune with concerns around
social media and young people,
hence his demands for big tech
companies to tighten up age
restrictions. But history has
shown that tech companies are
likely to show scant regard to
such threats. Unless created with
the greatest of care, legislation
could end up exacerbating the
problem, particularly if users are
held responsible.
Mr Hunt knows he has the
capital to come down hard on the
social media firms, but without
a clear plan on how to protect
young people, he risks offering
little else than more hot air.
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NEWS
WINDRUSH SCANDAL
Minister admits
he is ‘ashamed’
as pressure
mounts on Rudd
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The Justice Secretary David Gauke
said he was “ashamed” by the Windrush scandal as pressure continued
to mount on his cabinet colleague,
the Home Secretary Amber Rudd,
last night.
Mr Gauke (inset) admitted the Government was
“wrong” to have allowed
the Home Office’s approach to immigration to have ensnared
hundreds of legal UK
citizens. Ms Rudd was
facing calls to resign over
the furore, with one former
Tory Cabinet minister likening it to
Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of
blood” speech.
Asked by the BBC if he felt
ashamed by what had taken place,
Mr Gauke replied: “Yes, it was
wrong what happened. It should not
have happened.”
But he defended government
policy and when asked if Ms Rudd
should resign, he replied: “No, absolutely, because when it comes down
to it, the central policy is right.”
Many in the Windrush generation have no record of their
status and have found it challenged under recent laws that
require them to provide proof of
near-continuous residence.
Measures – first introduced by
Theresa May during her tenure as
home secretary – to create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants have left scores being denied
vital public services and threatened
with deportation.
The scandal has prompted a raft
‘Obsessed with targets’
The former Tory minister Baroness
Warsi thinks the Government
has an “unhealthy obsession with
numbers”. Speaking on ITV’s
Peston on Sunday, she said: “We
were wedded to unrealistic
targets, targets which
we still haven’t met a
decade on. What ended
up happening was that
we ended up with an
attitude of indifference.”
The peer said she
welcomed the apology over
the Windrush scandal, which
she called a “source of shame”, and
hoped there would be a move away
from the rhetoric which had dogged
the immigration debate for so long.
of politicians from across opposing parties to demand Ms Rudd
stand down.
Emily Thornberry, the shadow
Foreign Secretary, said there was
something “rotten at the heart
of government”.
“People have died, people have
lost their jobs, lost their futures.
People working in the national
health service all their lives suddenly lose their jobs,” she said. “I
really think she should quit.”
Her comments were echoed by
Labour’s shadow Chancellor John
McDonnell who said both Ms Rudd
and Mrs May should step down.
Ian Blackford, the SNP leader
in the Commons, added that Ms
Rudd’s position was “untenable”.
My View, page 15
Benjamin
Zephaniah
said Theresa
May needed to
‘fix up and put
it right now’
BBC/PA
PEOPLE
Zephaniah calls for immediate compensation
By May Bulman
The poet Benjamin Zephaniah
has said that Theresa May must
act “immediately” to compensate
those affected by the Windrush
scandal, but questioned whether
this would be enough.
His comments come amid
criticism of the Government’s
handling of the affair, which
has seen some of the Windrush
generation being ordered back to
the Caribbean decades after they
arrived in Britain.
Speaking on BBC1’s The
Andrew Marr Show yesterday,
Zephaniah said: “We need justice,
we need equality, and you need to
fix up and put it right now.”
The poet, playwright and
author – whose own family was
part of the Windrush generation
– said not only the Caribbean
community but the wider black
community as a whole was
“united” on the issue, saying:
“We are all angry.”
Referring to the death of a man
who spent the last year of his life
trying to prove his immigration
status, Zephaniah added: “I’d like
to see heads roll, but how do you
compensate somebody like the
mother of Dexter Bristol?”
THE INDEPENDENT
POLITICS
Windrush fiasco is May’s fault, says Corbyn
By Richard Vaughan
Theresa May should be held personally responsible for the immigration policies that have led to the
Windrush scandal, Jeremy Corbyn
said yesterday.
The Labour leader told the party’s
Welsh conference in Llandudno that
“lives have been ripped apart” by the
Mrs May’s insistence on introducing
a “hostile environment” for migrants
during her time as Home Secretary.
Mr Corbyn said the consequences
of such policies were being seen in “a
string of harrowing human stories”.
The shadow women and equalities secretary Dawn Butler said the
Prime Minister’s policies were delivering “institutionalised racism”.
Ms Butler told Sky News: “She is
presiding over legislation discriminating against a group of people who
came from the Commonwealth, who
suffered racism when they came over
and now they are having to relive that
trauma all over again.”
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5
PEOPLE
Campaigners back Hunt’s
threat of tough new laws
for social media firms
By Richard Vaughan
Children’s rights campaigners
warned last night that young people risk growing up suffering from
anxiety and “chasing likes” on social
media, as they backed ministers’
threats to bring in tough new laws
to punish tech companies.
Jeremy Hunt has asked the chief
medical officer to review the impact
of technology on children’s mental
health as he considers introducing
new child protection legislation to
prevent social media firms “turning
a blind eye” to breaches of age limits.
The Health Secretary has given
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and
Google a week to set out what steps
they have taken to cut underage use,
prevent cyber bullying and encourage healthy screen time, and what
more they intend to do.
Failure to prevent underage chil-
dren from using social media was
“unacceptable and irresponsible”,
Mr Hunt (pictured) said in a letter to
the companies.
“In particular, progress on age
verification is not good enough. I
am concerned that your companies seem content with
a situation where thousands of users breach
your own terms and
conditions on the minimum user age,” he
wrote. “I fear that you
are turning a blind eye
to a whole generation of
children being exposed to
the harmful emotional sideeffects of social media prematurely.”
Mr Hunt stressed that the Government does not rule out bringing
in new legislation when it considers
options in May.
The intervention comes six
PEOPLE
Truss: I lock up my daughter’s phone
By Richard Vaughan
Tory minister Liz Truss has
revealed she has resorted
to locking her 12-year-old
daughter’s phone away to
protect her from the effects of
social media.
“I have a box which I lock up
and put my daughter’s mobile
phone in and I’m known as the
phone jailer in our household,”
she told the BBC. “It’s not just the
internet, it’s screen time overall.
It’s part of being a good parent. I
think social media companies can
play a part and help parents.”
Her comments came as
television presenter Kirstie
Allsopp, host of the Channel
4 show Location, Location,
Location, said she had refused
her son a smartphone thanks to
the “dangers” of social media.
“My boys are 11 and 9. The
elder will be getting a very basic
phone soon so he can come home
from school by himself, but
smartphones are for adults,”
she tweeted.
“So many make the ‘safety’
case for a phone, but mental
illness is the most dangerous
thing for our young.”
months after the Health Secretary
set up a working group on children
and young people’s mental health
and social media that involved Facebook, Snapchat, Google and others.
His actions were strongly backed
by the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield,
who warned that tech
companies were not
doing enough to stop
under-13s from using
their platforms.
“If we don’t act
now we risk seeing a
generation of children
growing up chasing ‘likes’
to make them feel happy, worried about their appearance and
image as a result of the unrealistic
lifestyles they follow on apps like
Instagram and Snapchat,” she said.
Mental health charity Young
Minds also welcomed Mr Hunt’s
comments, adding that its research
showed young people want companies to do more to protect them.
“We know how big an impact social media is having on young people’s mental health. It’s crucial that
social media companies make their
rules of use clear, communicate
them well, and enforce them with
tangible consequences if they are
broken,” Tom Madders, director of
Young Minds, said.
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Liberal Democrat leader
Sir Vince Cable called for
a long-term solution to tackling
the power of tech firms, rather
than pushing “ill thought-out
legislation” for technologies that
“are here to stay”.
Martin Lewis with
his wife, television
presenter Lara
Lewington GETTY
Money expert Lewis launches court
action over ‘Facebook scams’
By Ryan Hooper
MoneySavingExpert founder Martin
Lewis is launching a High Court legal
battle to “give Facebook a bloody
nose” and change the way it operates over claims the site is publishing scam adverts causing vulnerable
people to hand over thousands of
pounds to criminals.
Mr Lewis will lodge papers today
for a defamation lawsuit against Facebook over claims it has published
more than 50 fake posts bearing his
name in the past year.
He said it was the result of months
of frustration with scammers piggybacking on his reputation and
preying on Facebook users with outlandish get-rich-quick scams.
Any damages won through the
lawsuit will be donated to charity,
but Mr Lewis said the real aim was to
force the social media firm to change
its policy and reduce the risk of such
scams being hosted by Facebook.
Mr Lewis said: “There are customers who have lost a lot of money.
Some think it’s me who has scammed
them. It’s an absolute disgrace.”
6
NEWS
COVER STORY
Brexit survey results
Most Britons think the
UK is better off staying
inside EU single market
By Rob Hastings
Explainer Brexit survey
Most of the British public – including one in five Leave voters – believe The Big Brexit Survey gathered
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key questions on Britain’s
country remained in the Eurofuture relationship with
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meaning frictionless trade
solely from people who said they
and free movement of people.
The Big Brexit Survey of almost voted in the 2016 referendum. They
220,000 people also showed that were limited to one response per
just 18 per cent are happy with the user ID and were analysed according
Brexit negotiations so far. In a still to ages, locations and previous votes.
bitterly divided nation, both sides
are dissatisfied with the agreements both Theresa May and Jeremy
secured for Britain’s divorce from Corbyn are still facing calls from
the EU and the direction of a future Remain-supporting MPs to keep
relationship, though Remain voters Britain’s single market memberare the most unhappy at 76 per cent. ship, rather than pursuing bespoke
The findings are significant as trade deals. But Leave supporters
56%
say retaining current arrangements
would be a betrayal of the vote.
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief
Brexit negotiator, said this month
that Britain could have until the end
of 2020 to change its mind and stay
in the single market, even after leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.
Compared with Remain supporters, twice as many Leave backers
said they would switch sides if a
second referendum were held tomorrow – indicating that in a re-run
ballot the UK could choose to stay in
the EU by a narrow margin of 51 to
49 per cent. But many more Leave
voters were undecided, meaning the
result in 2016 – when 51.9 to 48.1 per
cent were in favour of Brexit – could
be repeated. Overall, 88 per cent
of people said they would vote the
same as last time.
Q Knowing what you know now, if a referendum were to be conducted
next week would you vote in the same way as you voted last time?
All respondents
88%
Yes
6%
No
6%
Not sure
No
Voted LEAVE in the referendum
85% Yes 8% 8%
Not sure
No 4%
Voted REMAIN in the referendum
92% Yes
Not sure 4%
Q Are you happy with the status of the Brexit negotiations at the moment?
All respondents
Leave voters aged under
45 were most likely to
say they would now vote differently, at 10 per cent, compared
with 5 per cent of those over 65.
62%
No
20%
18%
NORTHERN IRELAND
Not sure
Yes
Hard border acceptable to most Leave voters
By Rob Hastings
Two-thirds of people in Northern
Ireland say introducing customs
controls at the border with the Republic would be unacceptable – but
it’s a sacrifice a majority of Brexit
voters in the region would be prepared to make.
The question of how trade should
be regulated between a post-Brexit
north and the Republic, which will
remain an EU member, has become
one of the trickiest problems to
solve in the Britain’s negotiations
with Brussels.
Among 8,200 people who answered the online survey in Northern Ireland, 67 per cent said they
could not accept a “hard border”,
compared with 24 per cent who
said they could abide with one. But
among Leave voters, 53 per cent said
they could accept customs controls.
People living in Scotland were
most likely to say the UK should stay
in the single market, at 66 per cent.
Northern Ireland was second at 60
per cent. Voters in the North East
of England, the East Midlands, and
Yorkshire were the most in favour of
Britain leaving the single market, at
31 per cent.
Voted LEAVE in the referendum
31% Yes
46% No
23% Not sure
Voted REMAIN in the referendum
8%
Yes
SOME FIGURES ROUNDED UP
76% No
17%
Not sure
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EUROPE
Q Do you believe Britain will be better off economically inside or outside
of Europe?
All respondents
35%
52%
By Dan O’Donoghue
Better off
outside
Better off
inside
13%
Not much
will change
Voted LEAVE in the referendum
9%
74% Better off outside
Better off inside
18%
Not much will change
Better off outside
Voted REMAIN in the referendum
5 10%
85% Better off inside
Not much will change
Q Also, do you think we should still be part of the European Single Market?
All respondents
28%
56%
No
Yes
PM may bow to pressure to
keep UK in customs union
16%
Theresa May could bow to parliamentary pressure to keep Britain in
a customs union with the European
Union after Brexit.
Following a defeat in the House of
Lords and reports that a number of
Tory MPs will vote in favour of membership in the Commons, the Prime
Minister and her team are reported
to be having a rethink.
One senior Downing Street aide
told The Sunday Times that in a
meeting last month it was said that
Mrs May and her top team “will not
be crying into our beer” if Parliament forces the Government’s hand
on the issue.
Such a U-turn would be popular
with business leaders and go a long
way to resolving Mrs May’s difficulties on the Northern Ireland border issue. However, it would also
be hugely controversial with senior
members of the Cabinet, with Downing Street believing that the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox
and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson could both resign.
The Justice Secretary David
Gauke, appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, insisted the Government needs to make the case to
MPs for leaving the customs union
as part of Brexit.
Mrs May is said
to be having
a rethink –
but a U-turn
would be
controversial
AFP/GETTY
He said the job of government was
to persuade Parliament to leave the
customs union while “ensuring we
don’t put in place unnecessary barriers to trade with the EU. I think we
can win that case.”
The shadow Foreign Secretary
Emily Thornberry, who also appeared on the programme, said
that remaining in a customs union
“makes sense”.
She said: “I think anybody who
has looked into this issue has seen
that there is no other place that we
can go than to remain in a customs
union with the EU – nothing else
makes sense. If we leave the cus-
toms union and we don’t have anything to replace it with, we suddenly
are going to have to make not just
new deals with countries across the
world for free trade but also all the
other ones that Europe had made
until that point.”
A Downing Street source
said Mrs May would
continue to argue for Britain to
leave the customs union, adding:
“Government policy hasn’t
changed – we are leaving the
customs union.”
Not sure
JAPAN
Single market is ‘best deal for Britain’
Voted LEAVE in the referendum
22%
56% No
22% Not sure
Better off inside
No
Voted REMAIN in the referendum
83% Yes
6 11%
Not sure
SOURCE: JOHNSTON PRESS, TRINITY MIRROR, NEWSQUEST
POLITICS
By Russell Parton
Britain will not get a Brexit deal
better than the current single market, Japan’s ambassador to the UK
has said.
Koji Tsuruoka, who took up the
role just before the referendum in
June 2016, said Japanese firms are
BREXIT
Millions of voters ‘would MPs warn of
back a new centrist party’ ‘disaster’ for
By Joe Watts
Millions of voters feel politically
homeless and would consider backing a new centre-ground party, a
poll suggests.
Almost half of those questioned in a survey a survey
for The Independent said
both that they did not feel
represented by any established party and that
a new organisation would
have a chance of winning
their vote.
The BMG Research poll
comes as Labour has moved to the
left and the Conservative pursuit of
Brexit has alienated some centreground voters, with new move-
watching negotiations and will want
to continue to be located in the single
market after next March. Car makers Nissan and Toyota have large
factories in the UK and sell many of
their cars into Europe from the UK.
Mr Tsuruoka told The Observer:
“The reason that many of those
companies have come is that this is
ments arising in a bid to fill the gap.
But in a blow for hopeful Remainers,
EU withdrawal is not the issue that
motivates people – with a majority
of the public suggesting they would
not vote for a new party simply
because it was “anti-Brexit”.
Overall, 43 per cent said
they would “definitely”
or “potentially” consider
backing a new centreground party, while 35 per
cent said they would not or
would be “unlikely” to, with
22 per cent undecided.
This suggests almost 20 million voters may be amenable to a new
group to some extent, more than the
number who voted for either of the
two big parties. THE INDEPENDENT
UK food
industry
By Gavin Cordon
Failure to secure a free trade
deal with the European Union
will be “disastrous” for Britain’s
£28bn drinks and processed food
industry, MPs have warned.
The Commons Business,
Energy and Industrial Strategy
Committee said a reversion
to World Trade Organisation
(WTO) rules would have a
“seismic impact” on the country’s
largest manufacturing sector.
It warned that without full
access to EU markets, exports of
the best gateway to Europe. If that
is in danger, of course they will have
to look at what they will have to do
best. I don’t think the single market
could be substituted by something
and be better or even be the same.”
Some 40 per cent of Japanese
investment into the EU is spent in
the UK.
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
processed products
such as chocolate, cheese,
beef, pork and soft drinks
would suffer while consumers
in the UK would face higher
prices and less choice on the
supermarket shelves.
The committee said British
participation in the single
market and customs union had
led to an “over-reliance” on
EU markets which accounted
for 60 per cent of the £22bn
in processed food and drinks
exports in 2017.
It said the industry, which
employs 400,000 people – a third
of them EU nationals – would
“undeniably suffer” if Britain
left without a trade deal and was
forced to fall back on WTO rules.
“The EU’s most favoured
nation tariffs under WTO rules
would be disastrous for UK
exports and must be avoided at
all cost,” the committee said.
Cable seeks
SNP help on
second EU vote
By Russell Parton
Vince Cable, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has urged the SNP
to back his campaign for a new referendum on Brexit.
Mr Cable’s party wants the public to be given a vote on the final exit
deal negotiated between the UK and
the EU. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said such a vote would be
“very hard to resist”, but stopped
short of endorsing it.
Mr Cable told the Scottish LibDem conference in Aviemore that
time is running. SNP votes could
prove crucial to making a second
EU referendum actually happen,
he said.
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POLITICS
Senior Tory MP ‘facing an allegation of rape’
By Russell Parton
A senior Conservative MP has been
named as having been accused of
rape by a female former member
of staff.
The Sunday Times claims to have
a signed statement from the alleged
victim in which she claims that she
was raped by the MP.
Charlie Elphicke, 47, a former
Government whip and married
father of two, was suspended from the Conservative
Party over unidentified
“serious allegations” on
3 November.
On the day the Tory
whip was withdrawn, Mr
Elphicke (inset) tweeted:
“I am not aware of what
the alleged claims are and
deny any wrongdoing.” It is understood that officers interviewed the MP for Dover
and Deal under caution
last month, but that no
rape allegation was put
to him.
Mr Elphicke’s solicitor,
Mark Haslam, said: “At no
time has any allegation of
this nature been raised. In addi-
tion, I was present when Mr Elphicke
was interviewed by the police and I
can confirm categorically that this is
the case.
“Moreover, had a credible allegation of this nature been made
against my client, it is inconceivable
that the police would not have questioned him about it by now, over five
months later.”
Mr Elphicke has previously said
that he is “co-operating fully” with
police in relation to the allegations
they have put to him and “vigorously
denies any wrongdoing”.
The Westminster sex scandal
erupted in November last year
after a list of alleged “sex pests”
in Parliament was anonymously
published online.
The list sparked a crisis for Theresa May’s government and claimed
the scalps of high-profile cabinet
ministers Michael Fallon and Damian Green. The Tory party suspended
Mr Elphicke, who was elected to the
Commons in 2010, four days after the
list appeared.
Mr Elphicke’s wife, Natalie, has
fiercely defended him, saying that he
was the victim of “kangaroo courts”.
She added: “I cannot begin to describe the hurt and strain, the confusion and fear for me and my family.”
Several allegations of
sexual impropriety
against Conservative MPs were
highlighted when a spreadsheet
put together by staff working
for the Tories was leaked
and published.
CRIME
Police ‘should not assume
alleged victims are truthful’
By Ryan Hooper
Police should no longer automatically
assume an alleged victim of crime is
telling the truth, an official review has
suggested. Instead, detectives will be
told to ensure people reporting crime
are “listened to” and the crime report
“taken seriously”.
The position of believing complainants was criticised following a
series of high-profile cases, including
the Westminster sex scandal which
was launched after a single accuser,
known as “Nick”, told police he had
been raped and abused for nine years
by a VIP gang.
The Metropolitan Police raided
the homes of several prominent figures, including D-Day veteran Lord
Bramall and the late Lord Brittan,
before the £2.5m investigation collapsed without any arrests.
In a review into the terminology of
“victim/complainant” and believing
victims at the time of reporting, the
College of Policing – which sets national standards for officers and constabularies – recommends changes
to avoid a repeat of previous failings.
Metropolitan Police Assistant
Commissioner Rob Beckley, author
of the report, said: “In defending the
use of the word ‘believe’, some people are concerned about any form of
reversion to the ‘bad old days’ of rejecting allegations and failing to take
a crime seriously. Having observed,
through the focus groups, some extremely positive attitudes I am not
convinced the culture will spring
back in the absence of one word.”
WALES
First Minister’s
exit ‘brings no
closure’ for
AM’s family
By David Connett
Carwyn Jones is to stand down as the
First Minister of Wales later this year.
He made the surprise announcement at the Welsh Labour party conference in Llandudno at the weekend.
He told delegates he had taken the decision after being through the “darkest of times”.
He sacked Carl Sargeant, the
Assembly Member for Alyn and
Deeside, on 3 November following
allegations of inappropriate conduct
towards women. Mr Sergeant was
found dead at his home in Connah’s
Quay, Flintshire, four days later.
Carwyn Jones told the Welsh Labour
Party conference he had been through
the ‘darkest of times’ REUTERS
Mr Jones and his office have been
under intense pressure ever since –
from Mr Sargeant’s family, and from
politicians both within Labour and
outside. Yesterday a lawyer representing the Sargeant family said Mr
Jones’s resignation did not help the
family. Neil Hudgell said there will be
no “closure” until the inquiry into the
circumstances around Mr Sargeant’s
death concludes.
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Clockwise from main: a costumed
competitor attempts a Guinness
World Record; a runner tries to cool
down; Mo Farah crosses the finish line
of the elite men’s race in third place
AFP/GETTY; REUTERS
SPORT
The hottest show in town: a day of
records at sizzling London Marathon
By Florence Snead
It was a historic day for the London
Marathon as records tumbled and
temperatures soared, with some
40,000 runners having to endure the
hottest race day since records began.
A “knackered” Mo Farah broke
the record for a British man as he
finished third in the men’s race
despite an initial 11-second discrepancy between the two official times.
The 35-year-old multiple Olympic
and world gold medallist struggled
with the pace, the heat and mix-ups
over water bottles but still managed
to beat Steve Jones’ 33-year-old
record with a time of two hours, six
minutes and 21 seconds. Organisers
of the 2018 event had previously
warned runners not to don fancy
dress as forecasters predicted unseasonably warm April weather.
The Met Office later posted highs
of 23.2°C (73.8°F), beating the previous highest of 22.7°C set in 1996.
Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir won the men’s wheelchair race for an unprecedented
eighth time, while Lily Partridge
became the first British woman to
cross the line in the women’s elite
race with a time of under two-anda-half hours.
“It is unbelievable. I felt absolutely
fantastic until 35K [21.8 miles] and
then it started to bite. And then it
got slowly worse,” she said. The
elite runners were followed by
around 40,000 people in the event’s
masses who were sent on their way
round the 26.2-mile course by the
Queen pressing the start button.
Among them was 55-year-old
Steve Edwards, from Moretonin-Marsh, Gloucestershire, whose
London Marathon effort marked
the 820th race of an attempt to run
1,000 marathons.
Mr Edwards, who is raising money
for palliative care charity Kate’s
Home Nursing, said he was pleased
to have finished the race, but admitted it had been “very hot”.
“I’ve had a tummy bug and nearly
didn’t make it, but I’m glad I did.
The atmosphere was brilliant –
really loud, the colours and the buzz.
When you are really starting to flag
in the last few miles the crowd support – tens of thousands of people
cheering you on – you can’t help
but feel reassured when you hear
all that.”
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Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya
won the men’s race in a
time of two hours, four minutes
and 16 seconds, while compatriot
Vivian Cheruiyot won the
women’s race in two hours, 18
minutes and 31 seconds.
The Marathon in numbers
23.2C
the temperature reached at this
year’s event, making it the hottest
London Marathon race day on record
83
Age of the oldest woman running
the 2018 event
87
Age of the oldest male competitor
this year
98
Number of people attempting
Guinness World Records
750,000
Number of spectators expected to
have lined the capital’s streets
PEOPLE
EQUALITY
Terror attack PC runs for hospital
Trailblazer: ‘I still feel like I’m 25’
By Russell Parton
A police officer who was stabbed by
the London Bridge attackers finished
the Marathon – despite not having
fully recovered.
Charlie Guenigault, 26, ran to raise
money for King’s College Hospital,
where he had three hours of emergency surgery after being stabbed
five times by terrorists on 3 June last
year. “They’re the ones who basically
saved my life,” he said after crossing
the finishing line.
The off-duty officer had been enjoying an after-work drink when the
attackers began their rampage, killing eight people and wounding almost 50. Mr Guenigault spent three
months in hospital and was given a
Pride of Britain Outstanding Bravery Award.
“When I came out of hospital, doctors said to do as much exercise as
you can,” Mr Guenigault said.
The money he raised will go towards building a new critical care
unit for the south London hospital.
By Florence Snead
Charlie Guenigault was treated by
King’s College Hospital after being
stabbed in the London Bridge attack
The elite women’s race was started
by sporting trailblazer Kathrine
Switzer, who hit the headlines in
1967 when an official tried to stop
her from running the then all-male
Boston marathon.
She finished yesterday’s race in
under five hours, and could be seen
kissing husband Roger Robinson
after finishing in the same number
vest – 261 – that she wore in Boston.
Asked if the moment felt like half
a century ago, Ms Switzer, 71, said:
“I feel like I’m 25, I feel no different
when I’m running than I did then –
I’m just slower.
“There are thousands of women
whose lives have been enhanced
and empowered from running. A
hundred years ago suffragettes
were marching on these streets –
can you imagine a better tribute
than thousands of women running
today… in celebration of their accomplishments and the sense of
equality that running gives us all?”
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TRAVEL
UK tourists ‘return to terrorism-hit countries’
By Simon Calder
British holidaymakers are returning to holiday destinations that were
blighted by terror attacks.
Britons are booking holidays to
Egypt and Turkey in droves according to the Thomas Cook Holiday
Report 2018. This is despite Foreign
Office warnings about the threat of
terrorism. The tour operator has
sold 89 per cent more holidays to
Egypt than at the same point in 2017.
They have also become the first UK
travel company to return to Tunisia
following the June 2015 terror attack
on a beach resort.
The increases to Egypt means
visitors numbers to the Red Sea are
now close to where they were for
Thomas Cook in 2015. In October
that year, a Russian holiday flight
crashed killing 224 people.
It is believed a bomb was placed
on board the plane while it was on
the ground in Egypt. Five days after
the tragedy, the UK Government
banned British airlines from operating to and from Sharm el Sheikh.
The prohibition remains in place,
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despite Egyptian claims that its
airport security standards are now
world class. Due to the continuing
ban, most British tourists stay in
Hurghada and Marsa Alam, on the
opposite shore of the Red Sea.
Thomas Cook says that 51 per cent
of bookings for Egypt are for families.
The company says: “Clearly, the nation’s appetite for sunshine at a fair
price fuels our demand to revisit
these old favourites.”
In February 2018, Thomas Cook became the first major UK tour operator
to return to Tunisia, where 30 British
holidaymakers were gunned down in a
terrorist attack in June 2015.
Forty-four per cent of bookings
for Tunisia are for families. Peter
Fankhauser, Thomas Cook chief executive, said: “Our first flights sold
out and bookings have been strong in
the months since. Meanwhile, the TuThomas Cook says a
combination of security
fears and the collapse of firms
such as Monarch are steering
travellers back from independent
trips to package holidays.
Thomas Cook has sold 89 per cent
more holidays to Egypt than it did at
the same point in 2017 AFP/GETTY
nisian people have gone out of their
way to make our customers feel welcome... As a result, we have increased
our flight programme to 11 flights a
week for this summer.”
The Foreign Office warns: “Terrorists are still very likely to try
to carry out attacks in Tunisia.”
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ECONOMY
Royal wedding expected to
boost tourism revenue
By Peter Cary
Tourism chiefs are expecting a boost
in visitor numbers this spring, as holidaymakers flock to Britain for
Meghan Markle (inset) and
Prince Harry’s wedding
next month.
As police prepare to
secure Windsor against
security threats, others
are hoping to cash in on
the 100,000 revellers expected to descend upon the
small Berkshire town over the
wedding weekend.
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country, while Ms Markle’s American
connection and a weaker pound were
likely to boost visitor numbers.
She said: “It’s a great showcase
moment for Britain. We know
that history and heritage is
already a major draw for
travel to the country, and
it’s about interpreting
that for a younger audience, showing a couple
that are in love.
“Obviously she is American, so there’s that connection
with international markets, and
there is already huge interest in the
fashion she’s wearing.”
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ENVIRONMENT
Boombastic! Sting and Shaggy cash
in on their royalties for Radio 2 plays
South of England
‘more prone to
clothes moths’
By Emily Beament
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Sting and Shaggy are paid twice as
much as artists including Ariana
Grande and Dua Lipa, when their
hits are played on BBC radio stations, figures suggest. And Adele and
Ed Sheeran were among musicians
who shared a record £605m in royalties last year – but songwriters earn
less than they used when their hits
are played on Radio 1.
Figures published by the Performing Right Society (PRS), which represents musicians, revealed an increase
of £77.5m in the amount distributed
to its members last year, up 14.7 per
cent on 2016. However, plays on Radio
1, the UK’s leading new music station,
are earning songwriters considerably smaller PRS payouts than they
were five years ago.
PRS pays £10.98 per minute when
songs written by the UK members
are broadcast on Radio 1, down from
£16.84 a minute in 2010. The decline
is believed to be pegged to a percentage fall in Radio 1’s
audience figures.
Getting a song
played on Radio 2,
E u r o p e ’s
most popular station
with more than
15 million listeners, is much more
lucrative. PRS distributes £22.77
per minute of
a song.
Shaggy and Sting perform for the Queen a her birthday party concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday REUTERS
The most-played songs on Radio 2
this week are tracks by Paloma Faith,
Sting and Shaggy and UK country act
The Shires. But Grande, Calvin Harris
and Dua Lipa (left) and synthpop band
Years & Years will get “half-rates” for
their Radio 1 A-list plays.
PRS, which represents 130,000
UK songwriters and publishers, is responsible for the distribution. It said
total broadcast revenues increased
8.5 per cent to £134.6m, while public
performance income grew 8.1 per
cent to £198.1m.
The biggest jump in revenue came
from music played via online platforms, which increased by nearly
53 per cent to £122.9m, as a result of
new licensing deals.
PRS For Music chief executive
Robert Ashcroft welcomed the figures but added: “There is much,
however, still to do and it is critical
that we continue to make progress
in ensuring fair remuneration for the
use of our members’ works on digital
music platforms.”
Warmer southern parts of England are more at risk from common clothes moths, according to
a survey led by English Heritage.
The public was asked to monitor clothes moths in their homes
to help the charity look after its
collection of historic wool carpets,
tapestries and clothing.
The survey discovered that the
common clothes
moth was found
in London and
the South East
more than anywhere else in the
UK. The South
West came second,
while the East Midlands, North West and North
East had the lowest levels.
Amber Xavier-Rowe (inset),
English Heritage’s head of collections conservation, said: “The
response from the public has
been brilliant and the data we’ve
gathered has been invaluable in
informing our understanding of
the clothes moth threat.”
ENVIRONMENT
PRS for Music collects
royalty payments from
pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants
and retailers, all of which
need a licence if they play
recorded music.
Experts dig in
over tunnel
at Stonehenge
By Emily Beament
EQUALITY
Women ‘under-represented in leadership roles across society’
By Florence Snead
Women are still “significantly under-represented” in positions of
power across all sectors of society,
research suggests.
According to the Sex and Power
Index 2018, women make up just
6 per cent of FTSE-100 chief executive positions and hold only a
quarter (26 per cent) of cabinet
minister positions.
They also hold less than half of
secondary school headteacher roles
(38 per cent) and make up just a third
(32 per cent) of roles in the casts of
British films.
Campaigners said the “shocking”
figures – published by equality charity the Fawcett Society – showed the
pace of change needed to be “accelerated” to achieve equal power across
the genders.
They come a day before a statue
of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett
is unveiled. It will be the first statue of a woman to be installed in
Parliament Square.
Sam Smethers, the Fawcett Society’s chief executive, said: “When
we see this data, it is both shocking
and stark. Despite some prominent
women leaders, men haven’t let go
of the reins of power and progress is
painfully slow.
“Equality won’t happen on its own.
We have to make it happen. That is
why we are calling for time-limited
use of quotas and making all jobs flexible by default.”
First published 15 years ago, the
Sex and Power series analyses data
from a range areas including Westminster, the arts, business and sport.
The Fawcett Society decided to bring
together a new set of data in 2018 to
coincide with the centenary of some
women being granted the vote.
Archaeologists responsible for
many of the recent discoveries
near Stonehenge have complained
about plans for a road tunnel past
the monument.
The 22 experts, who have carried out research within the World
Heritage Site in the past 10 years,
warned that plans for an A303
tunnel would destroy important
archaeological remains.
It would also damage the integrity of the World Heritage Site,
they warn in a submission to the
consultation. The planned tunnel
is part of the £1.6bn upgrade of the
A303 in the area.
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SAUDI ARABIA
Four British
pilgrims killed
in coach crash
By Kim Pilling
Four Britons have died in a collision
between a coach and a petrol tanker
in Saudi Arabia.
The victims were among 18 people
on board the coach travelling from
Mecca to Medina on Saturday as part
of an Umrah pilgrimage.
A woman in her sixties from Blackburn, along with an elderly woman,
her adult son and an elderly man, all
from Preston, died near the town of
Al Khalas, according to Blackburnbased travel firm Hashim Travel.
The driver of the petrol tanker is
also believed to have died, while other
coach passengers, including children,
were treated for fractures.
Relatives of the victims are planning to fly out to Saudi Arabia within
the next 24 hours. The travel firm’s
director, Gulfaraz Zaman, said: “The
coach driver said they were travelling
in the opposite direction to the petrol
tanker when a car overtook the tanker and he had to move in to the side of
the road a little to let it through but
then the petrol tanker hit the coach,
which caught fire.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said:
“We are supporting the British families of those who have died and those
injured following a serious road traffic accident near the town of Al Khalas, Saudi Arabia.”
Al Khalas is a settlement roughly 30 miles north of the holy site
of Mecca.
Hashim Travel said passengers
on the coach came from Accrington,
Preston, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Northampton and Blackburn.
The firm said it has been operating
specialist Hajj and Umrah tour packages for more than 15 years.
The Umrah pilgrimage,
which is not obligatory,
is a smaller version of the Hajj
pilgrimage, in which millions of
Muslims travel to Mecca.
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POLITICS
Corbyn calls for national holidays for patron saints
By Alan Jones
Labour will press ahead with plans
for national holidays celebrating
the patron saints of England, Wales,
Scotland and Ireland, if it wins the
next general election, the party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to announce.
He will tell the Communication
Workers Union conference in Bournemouth today – St George’s Day –
that after eight years of “damaging
Tory austerity”, Britain’s workers
deserve a day off. Under Labour’s
proposals, UK-wide public holidays
will be held on St David’s Day (1
March), St Patrick’s Day (17 March),
St George’s Day (23 April) and St
Andrew’s Day (30 November).
With eight public holidays, the
UK has the fewest of any G20 or
EU country.
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Blame the boss
Theresa May is culpable for Windrush scandal – and has nowhere to hide
T
heresa May presents
herself as a decent
person. She talks
of fairness and
trust, justice and
opportunity. The
daughter of a vicar, she embodies
a spirit of suburban endeavour
and subdued respectfulness. She
remains a strangely enigmatic
figure after 16 years in front-rank
politics, with few close friends at
Westminster and no identifiable
creed. But if there is anything that
defines her, beyond slogging away
remorselessly and batting away
difficult balls like her cricketing
hero Geoffrey Boycott, it is the
sense that she acts correctly even in
difficult circumstances.
Today the Prime Minister is
exposed in harshest possible light
over the Windrush scandal. This
will be causing her pain – and not
just because it again displays poor
political skills, as in last year’s
election catastrophe. One of the
few certainties about May, beyond
driving ambition, is that she
deplores disparities on the basis
of race, gender or background.
It was anger at seeing women
excluded from politics that inspired
her “nasty party” intervention
in 2002. Disgust over racism lay
behind her bold speech in 2014
as Home Secretary to the Police
Federation conference, and her
brave stance on “stop and search”.
Veteran campaigners on issues
such as deaths in custody, mental
health and modern slavery have
told me May was the most engaged
Home Secretary for decades.
There are few votes in these
areas. Her interest was fuelled by
an unfashionable sense of duty,
instilled growing up in a vicarage,
and fostered by a desire to tackle
unfairness. I once attended a lunch
with her that was mind-numbingly
dull, in which she said nothing of
note, then at the end she sparked
into life when discussing race.
As she said last year when
launching her Race Disparity Audit,
there should be “nowhere to hide”
for transgressors. Now she has
nowhere to hide over this scandal.
It is the most appalling government
failure for years, one that has
caused terrible pain for thousands
of people. They are decent people
too. Their families were invited to
this country to work in our public
services, in hospitals, schools and
even the House of Commons. Yet
we have heard a series of hideous
stories of how bureaucratic
callousness led to these families
Is Theresa May’s promise
to pay compensation
to Windrush scandal
victims enough to quell
public anger? PA
being ripped apart and individuals
thrown out of jobs, evicted from
homes, denied medical treatment
and even deprived of freedom.
The distressing tales finally
provoked apologies and talk
of compensation – funded by
taxpayers, of course, not those
responsible for the mess. This is
not enough, given the scale of the
scandal. Someone should be held
accountable – and for once Jeremy
Corbyn is right to point the finger
at the Prime Minister. She may
not be a bigot. But this disturbing
situation is the direct result of
her obsessive desire to curb
immigration, seen most notoriously
with the disgusting “Go Home” vans
stunt, which encouraged officials
to act inhumanely. Don’t blame the
bureaucrats. Blame the boss.
It is strange someone who prides
herself on decency became so
hooked by ambition that she ended
up promoting such hurtful policies
for people less fortunate than
herself. Yes, she is far from alone
in Westminster, where a populist
fringe group provoked both main
parties to pander to fear and attack
migrants for their own failings
rather than display leadership.
But it was May who led the policy
assault, first as a hardline home
secretary and then as a prime
minister pushing through her
interpretation of Brexit as a revolt
against immigrants.
It was May who unleashed the
“hostile environment” policies
that serve as backdrop to this
scandal. She drove immigration
laws designed to make up for
deficiencies of border controls by
ensuring undocumented migrants
live in fear and forcing banks,
She drove
banks, doctors,
landlords and
teachers to serve
as agents of
state security
doctors, landlords and teachers to
serve as agents of state security. It
was May who imposed minimum
income requirements that break
up thousands of poorer British
families, ensuring four in 10 citizens
cannot not bring in their foreign
spouse if they fall in love (like
Prince Harry) across borders.
And it was May who relied on a
dodgy dossier to stem the flow of
Eritrean refugees fleeing one of the
world’s most repressive regimes
by rebranding them economic
migrants. These and other heartless
reforms show a weird concept of
fairness, while her blinkered focus
on numbers threatens both the
economy and public services.
Certainly others must share
blame. Her cowardly successor as
home secretary needs to search
her soul, pretending to be a liberal
Tory while privately promising to
beef up deportations. Her party
must ponder how it ended up in
this dark place, its nasty image
reinforced and its appeal to younger
or metropolitan voters corroded
still further. And how sordid to see
people who flirted with bigotry
to win Brexit suddenly pose as
moderates on migration. The
so-called “liberal leavers” claim to
be globalists, yet they deliberately
stoked fires of nationalism and
populism that have burned so many
innocent people.
This situation has been building
for years. It is one more sign of inept
border controls, an incompetent
Home Office and inadequate
political system. But this scandal
exposes state cruelty – and it was
inflamed by the deliberate actions
of the Prime Minister. She might
protest she was only doing her job,
serving sections of the electorate
concerned about rapid changes to
their country, and had no intention
of causing distress. No doubt
she is genuinely apologetic and
upset by the consequences of her
actions. But surely there must be
accountability in public life. If May
really is a decent person, regardless
of the delicacy of Brexit discussions,
she should depart Downing Street.
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Renting is
nothing new
There have been many
discussions recently
about how younger
people are unlikely to be
able to afford houses, and
I feel it important to put
another angle.
I am a pensioner,
who worked full-time
for nearly 50 years
before retiring, and I am
London born and bred.
Because I never married
and worked all my life
in social services, the
voluntary sector and
the NHS I never earned
enough to be able to buy
my own home.
For myself and many
of my peers, home
ownership was never an
option and we are still
paying full rent out of
our modest pensions.
It is not just the young
who may face a lifetime
of renting. For many
people of all ages, it is a
fact of life.
FRANCESCA TAYLOR
LONDON
Voter ID
motivations
Given that Bromley
has always been
Conservative and is now
said to be marginal is it
entirely a coincidence
that it is one of four
boroughs where one has
to have proof of identity
to vote?
VALERIE CREWS
BECKENHAM, KENT
This is no
donation
I was sickened by your
report on taking blood
from healthy dogs for use
in other pets’ operations
(i, 21 April). There is
something despicable
about compelling a dog
use their phones inside
the auditoriums either!
JOHN DRACUP
NORWICH
Speaking twin
language
Independent films
like ‘The Party’
offer an antidote to
superhero movies
to undergo medical
procedures with no
benefit to itself except
for a few tummy rubs
afterwards. The article
speaks of it in glowing
terms as a “donation”.
Donation means
offering. This dog’s blood
is not freely given. The
dog is shown restrained
by three people and its
jaws held shut. This is
treachery almost.
JAN McCORMICK
SHEFFIELD
Marathon’s
plastic waste
The London Marathon is
a fantastic fundraising
event with fitness
benefits and a great
uplifting community
spirit. But what of
the plastic waste
afterwards?
I was a spectator at
a half-marathon last
October, and the sheer
volume of plastic and
polystyrene litter on
the streets afterwards
was staggering, the
vast majority being
single-use plastic bottles.
It’s too late for this
year’s marathon, but
surely the focus for next
year, and for organisers
of the many marathons
run around the UK, must
be to think how to reduce
plastic bottle use, and
ensure that all the litter
is recycled.
EILEEN BERRIDGE
RUGBY
Emissions don’t
begin at home
Faith leaders across
Scotland have urged
the Scottish Parliament
to pass a “strong and
ambitious climate
change Act” to save the
world’s poorest people
from further devastation.
I think they will need
something more like
divine intervention –
since Scotland has a
minuscule 0.13 per cent
of global emissions. China
creates 28 per cent of
global emissions and
India 6 per cent. Both are
rapidly increasing their
emissions. No legallybinding climate change
Acts for them.
CLARK CROSS
LINLITHGOW,
WEST LOTHIAN
People, not
wheelchairs
As a former teacher in
special education, I was
dismayed when reading
the starting list for the
London Marathon, (i, 21
April), and saw “8.55am
Wheelchairs”. To refer
to a wheelchair user or
wheelchair athlete as a
“wheelchair” is insulting
and disrespectful. The
participant is a person
not a mode of transport.
LIZ TEBBUTT
EXETER
Squeamish
memories
It’s easy to scoff at
millennials’ dislike of
raw chicken but I was in
the same boat.
I am 62 and my
grandma used to skin
her own rabbits and
pluck fowl, a task I
couldn’t imagine doing.
Fish shops used to be
adorned with fur and
fowl hanging ready to
be prepared for the pot.
I couldn’t do it. Times
move on.
ELAINE BRAMMER
SHEFFIELD
Look beyond
the multiplex
While much of what
Kaleem Aftab says about
superhero films wiping
out other cinema is true
(i, 21 April), there are still
plenty of sophisticated
and entertaining
independent films being
released. Take yourself
to a local arthouse
cinema, and you will see
films such as The Party,
Bushwick, Kedi, The Red
Turtle, or any number of
other incredible works.
I’ve been supporting
my local arthouse venue
(Cinema City in Norwich),
and not only do they
show lots of amazing
works, they don’t charge
an arm and a leg to see
them, and people don’t
Further to Richard
Vaughan’s report on
splitting twins (i, 19
April), I will never forget
my first day of school
in the mid-1950s. My
twin sister was taken
away from the classroom
when my back was
turned and no one would
tell me when (or indeed
if), I’d ever see her again.
Luckily for both of us
she was returned before
playtime because she
could only speak “twin
language” whereas I
could speak both and was
needed as an interpreter.
I don’t think I’ve trusted
authority figures since.
IRENE BURROWS
EAST YORKSHIRE
Head boys
and girls
I think it is important
to have both genders
represented as head
boys and head girls.
There might be concerns
that girls might find it
easier to talk about with
a head girl and boys with
a head boy. Transgender
people could then choose
who they talked to, or
you could have also
have a transgender
representative, a gay
representative and so on.
ANN JONES
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Pray for Kim
Kardashian
Banderas paints a picture
of a solitary Picasso
Antonio Banderas turned
down two offers to portray
Picasso on screen before
finally accepting the role for
the new National Geographic
series Genius.
Having immersed himself
in Picasso’s story, Banderas
(inset) says he now regrets
ever describing him as
his hero. “In truth
when I talk about
my hero and when
I talk about the
Picasso that I
love, the Picasso
that I love is in
the museums,”
Banderas says.
“His personal life is a
different deal. In his personal
life I don’t know if I still idolise
him. I’m still somewhere in the
middle trying to understand a
human being.”
Referring to Picasso’s
tumultuous personal life, and
many failed relationships,
Banderas adds: “Basically
[he was] a human being that
walked through life the way
we all walk through life —
with a backpack filled with
greatness and miseries.”
Picasso’s granddaughter
Marina Picasso wrote in her
2001 memoir: “His brilliant
oeuvre demanded human
sacrifices. He drove
everyone who
got near him
to despair and
engulfed them.”
Banderas
adds: “Somebody
like him who’s so
honest with his art,
so seriously committed
to the point of big sacrifices
you understand that not
only him but everyone who
surrounded him paid a very
high price. In this case it was
solitude in the end. He found
himself basically alone at the
end of his life.”
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Schumer: it was right to call out Louis CK
When the American
comedian Louis CK admitted
to a range of inappropriate
sexual behaviour during last
year’s #MeToo movement,
there was a call for
statements of condemnation
from his close-knit group of
comedian friends.
One of them, Amy Schumer,
whom he mentored when she
was starting out in stand-up
comedy, says that she’s glad
he was called out. “There
are people you love that can
have really shitty behaviour
that needs to be called out,”
Schumer tells The Observer.
“And then there are so many
men who are just scared,
they’re just waiting for the
phone to ring, they’re waiting
to open their computer and
see their faces and it’s a
frightening time for them. But
then we’re going, ‘We’ve been
frightened our whole lives’.”
Kim Kardashian has asked her
Twitter followers for their
prayers. Not for an end to
gun violence, or an end to the
continuing plight of Syrian
refugees. No, Kardashian wants
her 59.7 million followers to pray
for her because she’s on
a juice cleanse.
“Today is day
4 of the cleanse
and I am 5 lbs
down,” Kardashian
revealed at the
weekend. “I didn’t
see any weight
difference until today
so that’s motivation I needed. I
am only 5’3 so this makes a big
difference… Pray for me please.”
One of her followers snippily
replied: “Kim there’s people out
here dying... and you want us to
pray about your liquid cleanse?”
Advising millions of young
girls to survive on liquids only
in order to be thinner – just what
you’d expect from a Kardashian.
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Jane
Merrick
J
eremy Hunt’s warning to social
media companies about their
failure to protect children
online is strongly worded: he
accuses them of a lack of “moral
leadership” and turning a blind eye
to the impact on young people’s
mental health.
But strong it needs to be. There
is a reason this criticism is coming
from the Health Secretary, and not
the minister normally responsible
for the sector, Culture Secretary
Matt Hancock. The ubiquity of social
media in our lives rightly raises
concerns about privacy. But we have
collectively failed to highlight how it
affects mental health – particularly
in children and young adults. It can
trigger or exacerbate conditions
such as anxiety and depression,
amplify bullying, and undermine
self-worth in sensitive, self-conscious
pre-teen and teenage minds.
It is not enough for tech
companies such as YouTube,
Facebook and Snapchat to have
minimum age requirements,
typically set at 13, when they can
be so easily circumvented. And
the deeper problem is the content,
still largely unregulated, that can
damage a young person at any
age. As Hunt says, the greatest
technological minds work with the
biggest budgets to make vast profits
for their companies, so surely their
brilliance can be directed towards
protecting children.
Of course, Facebook, YouTube
– owned by Google – and Twitter
will insist they have already taken
measures to safeguard young
eyes and minds, just as they say
they have acted on the posting of
child pornography, anti-Semitism,
fake news and on accounts that
propagate jihadist or neo-Nazi views.
Yet this action – in all areas – has
been slow and limited, and only
started when the tide of opinion
began to turn against these firms,
as former executives came out to
reveal just what a profit-hungry,
soulless industry it was. For years,
social media giants insisted they
could not act as they were merely
platforms to enable users to do what
they liked. Now they have accepted
their responsibility as de facto
CITIES
Stefano
Hatfield
What London
can learn
from Paris
A
pril in Paris. There is no
finer city to be in when
the sun is shining. As ever,
there is a remarkable
difference in ambience between the
French capital and London,
just two and half hours
away by Eurostar.
The streets still
call out, touching
the visitor’s soul in
a way that London,
like many British
cities, can no longer
aspire to do. From
Republique to Bastille,
Le Marais and Les Halles,
each arrondisement retains that
je ne sais quoi: a certain magic in the
vital mix between pavement and
road, commercial and residential,
restaurant and shop.
British cities badly need to learn
from it. Our high streets are dying in
plain sight: if it’s not your local Zizzi,
or Jamie’s Italian, then it’s your
New Look, Maplin or Bargain Booze
among the legions of properties
publishers, they need to do more.
Hunt and his ministerial colleague
Hancock are planning to publish a
consultation document on internet
safety next month, but before then,
social media companies have until
the end of this week to reveal what
they will do to protect children’s
safety and mental health, or else new
laws will follow.
The Health Secretary says the
“warm words” from firms have not
been matched by tough action, so
the time for a voluntary approach
to protection is over. Yet just as
these warm words have not been
sufficient, it is going to take more
than tough words from Hunt to
make a difference.
Tech giants claim their driving
philosophy is based on freedom,
community and sharing, but in fact
their lodestar is profit. Facebook
founder Mark Zuckerberg’s stunned
expression when appearing before
US Congress last month cannot
have been unconnected to the tens
of billions of dollars wiped from
the value of his company after the
Cambridge Analytica scandal.
If the primary programming
language for social media companies
is money, then any new legislation to
ensure the protection of children’s
mental health must carry tough
financial penalties.
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closing weekly. Perhaps you don’t
mourn these chains, but we all
lament our tumbleweed high streets.
Paris has long recognised this.
Beyond the Champs-Élysées and
Rue de Rivoli, the chains that blight
our blandly homogenous city centres
are nothing like as ubiquitous
as back home. It is still a delight
to stumble across a magnificent
privately owned boulangerie or
greengrocer amid the Zaras.
A friend has just achieved her
long-cherished dream here, to open
her own photography gallery and
bookshop. She did so with the aid
of the city of Paris, which actively
seeks to preserve and enhance
withered neighbourhoods.
Miranda has been helped tangibly
by the city. So have others in the
same street: 15 new businesses have
opened in the past couple of
years. That help runs from
waiving certain start-up
costs to reasonable
rents. There is the
inevitable hipster
coffee shop but there
are new businesses
of all kinds to replace
the no longer viable
rag trade outlets. If the
trade-off is “gentrification”
over a shuttered wasteland,
then surely choosing life is better.
Councils need to wake up to the
hollowing of city centres and
develop both short- and long-term
regeneration strategies.
Our cities may not be as beautiful
as Paris, but at least they may get
their heart back.
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Dylan Thomas
archive to be
published online
Daley: competing
in Russia sends
strong message
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Handwritten manuscripts by Dylan
Thomas, featuring early versions of
his most famous works, will be digitised in a project drawing upon the
poet’s archives.
The Welsh writer’s sketches, personal photographs and manuscripts
are among 8,000 artefacts to be
made available around the world
through a collaboration between
Swansea University and the Harry
Ransom Centre, University of Texas
at Austin, which houses one of the
most significant collections of Thomas’s writings.
Manuscripts being digitised include Thomas’s most famous poem,
“Do not go gentle into that good
night”, first published in 1951, with
its “rage, rage against the dying of
the light” refrain. The handwritten
The archive includes artefacts such
as this photo of Dylan Thomas and his
wife Caitlin HARRY RANSOM CENTRE
By Ryan Hooper
Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is
prepared to take his gay rights campaign to Russia when he competes in
next month’s World Series – but suggested he may pare down
his message amid a fear
of reprisals.
Daley (inset) was
speaking to Nick
Robinson on BBC’s
Marr on Sunday,
where he hinted
the campaigning
may be contained to
his performance at the
pool, rather than speaking
out, after being asked about his concerns of a backlash in a nation where
homosexuality remains a problem
for many.
He said: “Speaking out can only
do so much, but for me going there
competing is a message that I want
to urge other LGBT people to go and
compete in Russia.”
verses in his notebook include words
underlined for emphasis and numerous crossings out and replacements
in the final stanza.
The process of “imaging” each
of the 8,000 literary artefacts will
begin on International Dylan Thomas day next month, with the project
expected to take up to eight months
to complete.
Hannah Ellis, Thomas’s granddaughter and creative director of the
Dylan Thomas Estate, said: “I have
been fully supportive of this exciting
and ambitious project from its early
days, and it is wonderful to see all the
hard work people have put in start to
reap rewards.”
Highlights of the Ransom Centre’s
Thomas holdings include manuscripts from Under Milk Wood and
“Poem on his Birthday” as well as selections of juvenilia, work from radio
and film, posters, playbills and photographs of family and friends.
Liz Gushee, head of digital collections at the Harry Ransom Centre,
said: “By placing these materials
online, researchers will have unprecedented access to Thomas’s creative
process, providing new opportunities
for teaching and scholarship.”
Hillary Clinton, awarded
an honorary doctorate
of law by Swansea University,
attended a launch for the project
which featured a reading of
Thomas’s works by Matthew
Rhys, the Welsh actor.
SOCIETY
First conference
on compulsive
hoarding
By Russell Parton
The darling buds of April
‘Flower Man’ entertains children at the National Living Statue
Competition to celebrate Shakespeare’s 454th birthday in Bancroft
Gardens, Stratford-Upon-Avon, yesterday AARON CHOWN/PA
LITERATURE
Not enjoying your book? Don’t read on, try a classic instead
By Alison Kershaw
It’s a dilemma faced by many readers: ditch a book that you are not
enjoying, or see it through with grim
determination to the bitter end.
A poll suggests that many of us
are unwilling to give up on a book, no
matter how much we are struggling
with it. And it also indicates that the
majority of Britons will avoid reading material that they believe will
make them sad, with a large proportion saying they see reading as a
form of escape and want to be transported to a happy place.
The Reading Agency, which commissioned the survey to mark today’s World Book Night, suggested
that anyone who finds themselves
facing “book block” should not force
themselves to continue.
The poll suggests that readers are
more likely to have difficulty with
modern novels, such as Fifty Shades
of Grey, rather than works by classic
authors such as Charles Dickens or
Emily Brontë.
Overall, only 22 per cent of the
2,000 people who were polled said
you should always finish a book you
have started.
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a person’s life – is believed to affect
hundreds of thousands of people. It
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problem and fire risk. The conference, to be held in London, comes as
hoarding disorder will become a classified mental health condition.
Hoarding behaviours usually start
in childhood and can be exacerbated
by health problems and traumatic life
events. If not treated properly, hoarding gets worse with age and often
leads to isolation. Some warn that enforcing clear-outs causes distress to
the hoarder and only solves the problem in a small percentage of cases.
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SOCIETY
‘My neighbour’s having an overdose’: just
another day on estate infiltrated by drug gangs
Four people have died in Egerton Court since December. Dean Kirby reports from Cumbria
I
n the courtyard of a Victorian
tenement block in Barrow-inFurness, two men are chatting
in the midday sun.
“My neighbour’s having an
overdose upstairs,” one of them
says with such a casual air that he
could be making pleasantries about
the weather.
Only then does it become clear
that they are waiting for the
ambulance that can be heard
approaching in the distance.
The paramedics who arrive have
just one question as they head into
the gloom of the building: “Is he
still conscious?”
Welcome to Egerton Court, the
complex of 144 flats where four out
of the 12 drug-related deaths that
have plagued this town on the edge
of the Lake District since December
have occurred.
Gangs from cities including
London and Liverpool are
exploiting and trafficking teenagers
to towns such as Barrow to
sell drugs in a trade known as
“county lines”.
Like cuckoos invading a nest,
they offer vulnerable people free
samples of heroin and crack cocaine
and then take over their homes and
start dealing. But as i discovers
while spending a day at Egerton
Court, known locally as “the Eggo”,
the drug problem runs deep here.
“I wouldn’t let my dog live like
this,” says a former resident of
When dealers move into a
flat, it’s cuckooing. They take
over and start dealing; it’s
like dialling for pizza
the court as he pushes opens the
unlocked door of his friend’s flat.
“It’s bleak.”
Piles of clothes and plates of halfeaten food cover the floor. A duvet
on the settee shows it has been used
as a bed, and on the coffee table,
next to an overflowing ashtray, is a
letter from police indicating the flat
has been recently searched.
The woman who lives here is
nowhere to be seen.
Egerton Court, where four of the 12 drug-related deaths in Barrow since December have occurred JON SUPER
“There are lot of people here with
serious mental health problems.
They are on benefits,” says the man,
who asks not to be named.
“I do this woman’s washing and
keep an eye out for her to stop
people preying on her.
“When dealers move in to a flat,
it’s known as cuckooing. They take
over and start dealing; it’s like
dialling for a pizza. This place is the
end of the world for some people.”
Egerton Court was erected to
house railway hands and shipyard
workers in the 1880s. In the last five
years, there have been 1,300 crimes
in this one court alone.
Residents in the complex, where
£2m is paid out in housing benefits
each year, include former prisoners,
addicts and those in need of
emergency accommodation.
Two-bed flats advertised as
rental investments change hands
for as little as £35,000. Absentee
landlords have been known to offer
lettings without a deposit and one
month’s free rent. But once they
move in, it is all but impossible for
residents to leave. Those who want
to escape need at least £1,000 to
secure a flat elsewhere.
Some residents have come here
in search of a new life or perhaps
fleeing other troubles. But few of
them can hope to gain employment
at the neighbouring shipyard
where Britain’s nuclear submarines
are built.
Benefits sanctions are also
taking their toll – leaving people so
vulnerable that it opens the door
to the drug gangs. Residents say a
batch of counterfeit diazepam has
also put lives at risk.
“My friend was one of those who
died,” says 34-year-old Egerton
Court resident Craig Pettifer. “I
could see his light was on, but
he wasn’t answering his phone.
Mission impossible?
“There’s a lot of drug use in these
blocks and a lot of people with
problems,” says the Rev Shaun
Walker (inset), an independent
pastor who lives in one of the flats.
He has made it his mission
to help his neighbours. Just
a few weeks ago, he was
stabbed after being “in
the wrong place at the
wrong time”.
“People are getting
beat up, people are
having overdoses,” he says.
“Drug dealers are coming
here from other places. Counterfeit
diazepam is also killing people. Most
of the landlords live down south.
“The police are doing everything
they can, but people have free will.
You can’t stop people from doing
what they will do.”
HEALTH
Death rate twice national average
By Dean Kirby
Lisa Hart,
manager of
Maritime
Apartments
across the
road from
Egerton
Court
JON SUPER
Barrow, which has a population
of 67,000, has the ninth-highest
rate of deaths from opiates in
England and Wales – and one that
is more than double the national
average. The county has one of
the lowest public health budgets
per head and has had to make
austerity savings of more than
£200m in 10 years.
Its problems are not unique.
A study has found that coastal
towns account for more than
half of hotspots for deaths from
heroin and morphine misuse as
deprivation and crime gangs take
their toll.
Cumbria Police have secured
prison sentences totalling almost
200 years for drugs offences in
the past 18 months. But a senior
officer said: “We will keep doing
what we can within the resources
that we’ve got but, inevitably,
if the pattern continues, more
people will die.”
Eventually the police kicked down
the door. It was devastating.
“I was put here for emergency
housing. I want to move, but it’s
hard. I have a six-year-old boy.
There used to be a playground in
the middle of the court, but it was
taken away.”
He adds: “Taxi drivers won’t
come here. When I order a Chinese
takeaway, I have to meet them at the
bus stop.
“People can be out enjoying the
sunshine and then the alcohol takes
over and it can change in an instant.
But when I shut my door and close
my curtains at night, I could be
anywhere. What happens outside
then is none of my business.”
Across the road at Barque Street,
the Maritime Apartments complex
shows what Egerton Court could
become. The same four-storey brick
buildings have undergone a £12m
redevelopment and operate as
serviced flats for professionals such
as the engineers who maintain the
offshore wind farms.
A garden party was held for
the community in a court lined
with shrubs when the apartments
opened last October. Staff organise
litter pick-ups to help clean up
the neighbourhood and operate a
community laundrette.
“We’ve made a big change
here,” says Lisa Hart, manager
of Maritime Apartments. “The
improvements we’ve made are
rubbing off on adjacent streets
and it gives massive hope to
Egerton Court.
“There are some really
good people there who are
vulnerable. The problems
are being caused by a
handful of people.
“But it can change.
There’s been a greater
focus on Egerton Court
in the last few years, but it
needs investment.”
Back at Egerton Court, the
paramedics have manoeuvred
the man having a suspected
overdose into their ambulance and
are now on their way to Furness
general hospital.
One of the residents has started
burning some rubbish in an oil
drum in the centre of the court –
the black smoke rising up above
the rooftops.
In a corner sits a pile of old
settees and a fridge freezer.
Washing hangs from the railings on
an upper floor. Three plain-clothed
detectives enter one of the blocks.
“It’s not as bad as everyone makes
out,” says Kayleigh Jacques, 28, who
lives in the court with her sevenyear-old son. “There are a few bad
people, but a lot of good people live
here. They look out for my little boy.
They’re just in a bad situation – they
are struggling. I just wish I had a
garden. That’s all I hope for. That
would be really nice.”
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Analysis
The truth about the
dossier on Trump
Kim Sengupta
F
ormer MI6 officer
Christopher Steele’s
dossier on Donald
Trump was denounced
by the US President
and his supporters as fake.
The ongoing investigation
into Mr Trump’s Russian
connections, however, has
shown much of it to be true. But
two notable allegations have
remained unproven.
Mr Trump’s personal lawyer,
Michael Cohen, had vehemently
denied the claim, made in the
report, that he had met Russians
with ties to Vladimir Putin in
Prague, insisting he had never
even been to the Czech Republic.
And then there was the lurid
account of Mr Trump using
prostitutes while on a visit to
Moscow, which he has denied.
Mr Cohen (inset) had sued
Fusion GPS, an investigative
firm which had commissioned
Mr Steele’s report, and a news
website, declaring in a tweet:
“Enough is enough of the #fake
#RussianDossier. Just filed a
defamation action against @
BuzzFeedNews for publishing the
lie filled document on @POTUS @
realDonaldTrump and me!”
But Mr Cohen has now
voluntarily dropped
his legal action. It
followed reports that
Special Counsel
Robert Mueller’s
investigation into
whether Mr Trump
was the Muscovite
candidate in the
presidential election
has found evidence that
Mr Cohen had, indeed,
made a trip to Prague.
The claim that Mr Trump had
hired prostitutes to urinate on
the bed once used by Barack and
Michelle Obama, and the alleged
filming of it by the Russians, has
resurfaced in the memoirs of
James Comey.
The former FBI director, who
claims Mr Trump fired him after
he refused to drop the Russia
inquiry, recounts that the US
President repeatedly brought up
the sex allegation unprompted,
saying at one stage: “There’s
no way I would let people pee
on each other around me. I’m
a germophobe!”
The theme was continued,
according to memos just released
by Mr Comey. “The President
said the ‘hookers thing’ is
nonsense but that Putin had told
him ‘we have the most beautiful
hookers in the world’,” one of
them stated.
The memos, in which Mr
Trump was also shown to speak in
unflattering terms about General
Michael Flynn, his former
national security adviser who
has subsequently been charged
by Mr Mueller, were provided to
Congress at the demand of House
Republicans who, it is believed,
thought they would undermine
Mr Comey as well as the wider
Trump investigation.
The consensus is that the
move has turned out to be
massively counterproductive.
“Honestly, I am aghast that
they thought this was going to
be helpful to the President and
undermine Comey, therefore the
FBI, therefore Special Counsel
Mueller,” commented Jack
Quinn, who had acted as Bill
Clinton’s lawyer.
“I can’t get over the fact that
they made this calculation. I am
sure the President is not going
to be sitting up tonight writing
thank you letters to them,”
he added.
In the view of Robert Emerson,
a British security analyst: “It is a
simple rule that barristers follow
when questioning witnesses:
‘Don’t ask something without
roughly knowing what the
answer is going to be’.”
What came out was hardly
flattering for Trump. There’s
another reference to Russian
prostitutes and Trump simply
can’t seem to get away from other
sex allegations.”
The claim that Mr Mueller’s
team have information
about Mr Cohen’s
visit to Prague came
following a raid on
his office and home
in New York by FBI
agents. They were
seeking information
about payments made
by Mr Cohen to Stormy
Daniels, a porn actress,
who claims that she has had
sex with Mr Trump.
But, according to multiple
sources, there was also a search
for material pertaining to an
investigation into alleged fraud,
tax evasion, money laundering,
and Mr Cohen’s actions while
working for Mr Trump and
real estate purchases by
Russian buyers.
Mr Trump denies having sex
with Ms Daniels, whose real
name is Stephanie Clifford. Mr
Cohen denies any wrongdoing.
While the Mueller investigation
expands, with General Flynn,
Mr Trump’s former campaign
manager Paul Manafort and
campaign staffers Rick Gates and
George Papadopoulos already
charged by the Special Counsel,
the President is facing difficulties
finding lawyers to represent him,
with Mr Cohen now enmeshed in
a serious criminal investigation.
According to reports, five
prestigious law firms have
declined to defend the President
in the Russia investigation.
THE INDEPENDENT
More than 100 people
were wounded in
the attack on a voter
registration centre
AFP/GETTY
Suicide bomber kills 57
queuing for voter ID cards
By Rahim Faiez
IN KABUL
An Isis suicide bomber has attacked
a voter registration centre in Kabul,
killing at least 57 people and wounding more than 100 others.
Among those killed in the attack
were 22 women and eight children,
said an Afghan government spokesman, Wahid Majro.
General Daud Amin, the Kabul
police chief, said the suicide bomber
targeted civilians who were registering for national identification cards.
The large explosion echoed across
the city, shattering windows miles
away from the attack site and damaging several vehicles.
Police blocked all roads to the blast
site, with only ambulances allowed
in. Local TV stations broadcast live
footage of hundreds of residents
gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones.
Isis claimed responsibility for the
attack in a statement carried by its
Amaq news agency, saying it had targeted Shia “apostates”.
The attack comes almost a month
Recent attacks
11 April, Khwaja Omari district,
Ghazni province Taliban fighters
killed 14 at police headquarters.
29 January, Kabul Isis militants killed
11 soldiers at the Marshal Fahim
National Defence University.
9 March, Kabul An attack claimed
by Isis killed nine civilians, mostly
Shia Muslims. Ten soldiers and six
police officers were also killed by the
Taliban in Takhar province.
27 January, Kabul A Taliban suicide
attack at a checkpoint killed at least
103 people.
24 February, Balabluk district, Farah
province A Taliban assault on a
military base in killed 18 soldiers.
20 January, Kabul Taliban fighters
in suicide vests laid siege to Kabul’s
Intercontinental Hotel, killing more
than 20 people over the course of a
13-hour gun battle.
Afghan security forces
have struggled to prevent
attacks by the local Isis affiliate
as well as the Taliban since the
US and Nato concluded their
combat mission in 2014.
after 31 people were killed in an Isis
suicide bomb attack near a Shia
shrine in Kabul, targeting people
celebrating the Persian new year.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
said “terrorist attacks” will not prevent people from participating in upcoming elections. Afghanistan will
hold parliamentary elections in October and voter registration started
a week ago.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, at least
five people were killed when their
vehicle struck a roadside bomb in
the northern Baghlan province. The
Taliban routinely target security
forces and government officials with
roadside bombs, which often end up
killing civilians.
Last week, three police officers
guarding voter registration centres
in two Afghan provinces were killed
by militants. AP
ARMENIA
Opposition leaders detained as protests continue
By Hasmik Mkrtchyan
IN YEREVAN
Armenian police detained three
opposition leaders yesterday and
dispersed hundreds of protesters
on the 10th day of unrest after the
appointment of former president
Serzh Sarksyan as Prime Minister.
Protesters accuse Mr Sarksyan
of clinging to power after he was
appointed premier this month following 10 years as president. Tens
of thousands of opponents have
marched through the capital, Yerevan, blocking streets in the city
centre and staging sit-ins.
Police said in a statement that opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan
and two other parliament members
had been “forcibly removed” from
the protest but had not been arrested. The statement said dispersal
was being “guided by the law”.
The statement was issued shortly
after Mr Pashinyan held talks with
Mr Sarksyan, who walked out of
the meeting after accusing his opponents of trying to “blackmail” the
authorities. REUTERS
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PEOPLE
Regime air strikes pound Damascus
to enforce evacuation by militants
Family pays
tribute to
‘Mini Me’
actor Troyer
By Zeina Karam
IN BEIRUT
Syrian government forces used
warplanes, helicopters and artillery yesterday to pound districts of
the capital held by Isis, in a bid to
enforce an evacuation deal reached
with the militants last week.
The militants agreed to give up
their last pocket in southern Damascus on Friday but have yet to begin
surrendering to pro-regime forces
and relocating to Isis-held areas
elsewhere in the country.
State -run al-Ikhbariya T V
showed thick grey smoke billowing
from the Isis-held Hajar al-Aswad
neighbourhood yesterday, and regime warplanes streaking overhead
amid heavy bombardment of the
area. Hundreds of Isis fighters and
allied militants are holed up in Hajar
al-Aswad and the nearby Yarmouk
Palestinian refugee camp.
Residents of Damascus reported
hearing loud booms throughout the
night and yesterday morning.
President Bashar al-Assad has
escalated his military campaign
to retake all remaining enclaves in
the capital and surrounding areas.
The Isis-held areas in southern Damascus are the last holdouts, after
rebels and civilians were forcibly
displaced from the eastern Ghouta
suburbs following a fierce regime
offensive and an alleged poison gas
attack in the town of Douma.
Chemical weapons inspectors
collected samples from Douma on
Saturday, two weeks after the suspected gas attack there.
The site visit, confirmed by the
Organisation for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons, will allow the
agency to proceed with an independent investigation to determine
what chemicals, if any, were used in
the 7 April attack that medical workers said killed more than 40 people.
The OPCW mission is not mandated
to apportion blame for the attack following a Russian veto in the UN Security Council. AP
Yesterday Sweden’s
ambassador to the UN said
he and other envoys had agreed
to work on a “mechanism” to find
out who was behind the alleged
use of chemical weapons in Syria.
UNITED STATES
‘Smallville’ star
arrested after sex
trafficking claims
By Luke Bailey
Allison Mack, an actress who has appeared in TV shows such as Smallville, has been arrested and charged
for sex trafficking women as a part
of an alleged cult that claims to be
for “self-help”.
It’s the second major arrest after
the leader of the group, Keith Raniere, was arrested for forced labour
and sex trafficking in March.
NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”)
describes itself as a company trying
to empower humanity.
A New York Times story about
former members described a secret society within the membership. It was run by senior members
of the organisation, who initiated
women into it with rituals, including
brandings.
SOUTH KOREA
Daughters of
airline chief
quit after ‘nut
rage’ incidents
Allison Mack
starred in
‘Smallville’
from 2001 to
2011 REUTERS
By Russell Parton
The boss of Korean Air has apologised for the “immature” behaviour
of his two daughters and announced
their resignation from their official
positions at the company following
separate controversial incidents.
Police are investigating Cho Hyun-min, who is marketing executive
This Saturday, in your
at the South Korean airline, after
she allegedly threw water in a colleague’s face.
In 2014 her older sister, Cho Hyunah, made a cabin crew member leave
a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl
– an incident dubbed “nut rage”, for
which she served time in jail.
“As chairman of Korean Air,
as well as a father, I feel terrible
about the immature actions of
my daughters,” the airline’s chief
executive, Cho Yang-ho, said in a
statement. “Everything is my fault
and my wrongdoing. I apologise to
the people.”
Seoul police said last week they
were launching a formal investigation into the younger Cho.
By Rich McKay
The actor who starred in the Austin
Powers movies as “Mini Me”, Verne
Troyer, died on Saturday at a hospital
in Los Angeles. He was 49.
“It is with great sadness and heavy
hearts to write that Verne passed
away today,” his family posted on
his Instagram account. The cause
of death was not announced, but the
family wrote that “depression and
suicide are very serious issues”.
“You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside.
But be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach
out to someone for help,” they said.
Troyer, who was 81cm
tall, is best-known for
the Austin Powers
movies The Spy
Who Shagged Me
and Austin Powers in Goldmember.
He also played
the goblin Griphook in the Harry
Potter movies.
Troyer had the condition achondroplasia dwarfism.
He once said that his parents “never
treated me any different than my
other average-sized siblings. I used
to have to carry wood, feed the cows
and pigs and farm animals.”
He never trained as an actor, but
while he was a telephone customer
service worker, a friend told him that
Hollywood producers were looking
for someone to be a stunt double for
a baby, Troyer told an entertainment
news website.
He had more than 25 other film
credits to his name, including roles
in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The
Love Guru, and The Imaginarium of
Doctor Parnassus.
A statement from his publicist on
his Facebook account said he had
gone through “a recent time of adversity”. His family also posted online that Troyer was a “fighter when
it came to his own battles. Over the
years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought
some more, but unfortunately this
time was too much.”
His family said on Instagram that
he was recently baptised. REUTERS
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Panorama
Around the
world in
10 stories
MALAYSIA
CHINA
17 drown as
racing dragon
boats capsize
By Elias Glenn
IN BEIJING
Two dragon boats practising for
a river race overturned, causing
the deaths of 17 people, the official
Xinhua news agency reported.
Television pictures showed
one of the long, narrow boats
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UNITED STATES
Syracuse University announced on
Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive
video that members say was intended as satire.
The Chancellor Kent Syverud
called the Theta Tau video “racist,
anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist
and sexist” in a video posted on the
New York university’s website.
He said disciplinary actions against
the students involved could include
suspension or expulsion. The video
showed a group of men laughing
uproariously at performances
punctuated by racist language and
simulated sex acts. AP
packed with paddlers on
Saturday on a stretch of a river
near the city of Guilin where the
current appeared to be strong.
Another dragon boat
arrived at the scene, also full of
paddlers, and it too capsized, the
pictures showed.
Xinhua said 57 people had gone
into the water and 200 rescuers
were sent to help. The rescue
effort went on late into the night.
The accident happened
where two branches of the river
converge, causing a powerful
current, the state broadcaster
CCTV said. REUTERS
For pilgrims, the clay tablets
from Iraq’s Shia Karbala
shrine are a blessing, an aid
to prayer, even a cure for
sickness. For local families,
they are all of that, and also
a business.
The tablets, known as
“turbah” or “soil” in Arabic,
come in many shapes – round,
square, lozenge, half-circle –
with various inscriptions, often
praising Imam Hussein, the
Prophet Mohamed’s grandson,
who is buried in the city.
But they are all pressed
from the same sand dug up
around the site, 62 miles
south of Baghdad, where the
imam was killed with most of
his companions and many of
his family in the 7th century,
after he rose up against the
Umayyad Caliph Yazid.
Pilgrims – who press the
tablets to their foreheads when
prostrated in prayer – buy the
turbah from a small band of
local craftspeople and dealers.
“My family of eight children
live from this business, and
our income varies with the
seasons,” said Um Ahmed, 45,
who inherited a small turbah
workshop from her father.
“We work from morning
to afternoon with a break in
the middle.”
Turbah trade flourishes
during high pilgrimage
seasons to the shrines of
Hussein and Abbas, the imam’s
half-brother, who was also
killed in Karbala. REUTERS
By Alaa al-Marjani
i MONDAY
23 APRIL 2018
25
Trump: Nuclear crisis
‘has not been averted yet’
US President Donald Trump said the
North Korean nuclear crisis was far
from concluded yesterday, striking a
cautious note a day after the North’s
pledge to end its nuclear tests raised
hopes before planned summits with
South Korea and the United States.
On Saturday, North Korea said it
was suspending nuclear and missile
tests and scrapping its nuclear test
site, and instead pursuing economic
growth and peace.
“We are a long way from conclusion
on North Korea, maybe things will
work out, and maybe they won’t –
The US President said Kim Jong-un’s
pledge was ‘great for the world’ AP
only time will tell… But the work I
am doing now should have been done
a long time ago!” Mr Trump said
on Twitter.
World leaders, including Mr
Trump, welcomed the announcement
about the end to nuclear tests. In
another tweet yesterday he called
North Korea’s statement a pledge
to “denuclearise”, saying: “Wow, we
haven’t given up anything & they
have agreed to denuclearisation (so
great for world), site closure, & no
more testing!”
However, North Korean President
Kim Jong-un’s announcement
did not include a commitment to
scrap existing nuclear weapons
and missiles, and there are doubts
he would ever give up the nuclear
arsenal his country has been
developing for decades. REUTERS
Knees up
for Earth
Day
A mass yoga session
marks Earth Day
inside a shopping mall
in Taiyuan, Shanxi
province, China,
yesterday REUTERS
UNITED STATES
Naked gunman kills four people in waffle restaurant
A man who was naked but for a green
jacket shot and killed four people and
wounded at least three others at a
Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee, early yesterday.
The gunman, armed with what
was described as an AR-15-style assault rifle, walked into the restaurant
in Antioch, in suburban Nashville, at
3.23am local time.
The man opened fire on the customers, Metro Nashville Police said,
adding that a patron “wrestled away
the gunman’s rifle”.
The gunman’s vehicle was regis-
tered to Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, whom police identified as
a person of interest. Police told CNN
the man shed his jacket before fleeing
on foot.
A shirtless man wearing trousers,
who was believed to be Mr Reinking,
was spotted in woods near the restaurant, police said. REUTERS
FRANCE
NICARAGUA
EGYPT
IN NASHVILLE
Karbala
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NORTH KOREA
By Tim Ghianni
Postcard
From...
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By Doina Chiacu and Heekyong Yang
Mossad blamed University bans
for man’s death ‘racist’ fraternity
Police said yesterday that
an investigation was under
way into the fatal shooting
of a Palestinian man on
Saturday, and gave assurances
that security was being
strengthened following recent
high-profile assassinations.
Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant
group said Fadi al-Batsh was
an important member of the
group and accused Israel of
being behind his killing in
Kuala Lumpur.
Israel’s defence ministry
dismissed the claim that
Mossad was involved. AP
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No ‘plan B’ for Iran Reporter killed
deal says Macron during protest
Marcus Aurelius
bust found
President Emmanuel Macron
said he has no “plan B” for the
Iran nuclear deal and that the US
should stay in the agreement as
long as there is no better option.
In a Fox News interview
yesterday, the day before he arrives
in Washington for a three-day
state visit, Mr Macron also said
the US, France and other allies
will have a “very important” role
to play in rebuilding Syria after
they defeat Isis. REUTERS
Archaeologists have discovered
a bust of the Roman emperor
Marcus Aurelius in the southern
city of Aswan.
The antiquities ministry said
the head was found in the Temple
of Kom Ombo during maintenance
work. It added that archaeologists
have also unearthed artefacts
belonging to a shrine for the
god Osiris-Ptah-Neb inside the
ancient temple of Karnak in
Luxor. AP
A reporter was shot and killed on Saturday during a live broadcast from
an area of Nicaragua where violent
anti-government protests have been
taking place.
The man, identified in Nicaraguan
media as Angel Gahona, was reporting in Bluefields in the country’s
southern Caribbean coast, when a
shot rang out and he fell to the ground.
Local human rights groups reported
that as many as 25 people had died by
Saturday. REUTERS
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NEWS
CULTURE
Beyond
the wit
of men
Cath Tate and Nicola Street
celebrate unsung female
cartoonists in a new book. Here,
they share their favourites
4 days
from on
ly
£ 4 4 9 pp
I
f you pick up any collection of
cartoonists over the past 250
years, you might be forgiven
for thinking that there are
almost no female cartoonists
at all. A new collection, The Inking
Woman, puts paid to this myth,
bringing together for the first time
the wealth of female talent that
has been sitting there hidden in
plain sight.
Here, the editors Cath Tate
and Nicola Street choose six of
their favourites – from abseiling
protesters to feminist cats.
Cath Tate’s picks
The first women cartoonists I met,
in a Pizza Express in Islington in
1988, were Kate Charlesworth,
Cath Jackson and Viv Quillin. I
was introduced to them by the
card buyer from Silvermoon, the
women’s bookshop then in the
Charing Cross Road, to whom
I had been selling my own antiThatcher postcards.
From that meeting I gradually
came into contact with a wealth
of cartoons being produced by
women for small publications
under the radar, and I started to
publish some of it on postcards
to get the work out to a wider
audience. One of the first of these
postcards commemorated the two
women who abseiled down into
the House of Commons from the
Visitor’s Gallery in protest against
the anti-homosexual Clause 28 of
the Local Government Bill that
was going through Parliament at
the time:
‘Abseil’, by Kate Charlesworth
(1988)
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Charlesworth has an extremely
strong sense of line and design,
as shown in this card, combined
with a sharp wit. Despite having
had regular strips in publications
(including The Independent) she
has always been a very underrecognised talent. Her graphic
memoir, Sensible Footwear, will be
published by Myriad in 2019.
‘The pen is mightier than the penis’,
by Cath Jackson
This cartoon first appeared
in the New Statesman in the
mid-1980s and then Cath Tate
Cards produced it as a postcard
in the 1990s. I love the faux heroic
drawing combined with the visual
pun of the caption, which in fact
neatly encapsulates so much
feminist thinking at the time.
This was originally an illustration
in a 1980s publication intended
to give confidence to women
entering the workforce, produced
by the charity Springboard. In
the original cartoon a woman is
walking along holding up balloons
with her multiple talents written
on them, and the smug looking cat
is walking along behind her – the
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very little feeling for the timing
and magnitude. True, ’twas ever
thus. Interest rates are the most
important single financial marker
of world economic activity – in part
shaped by it, in part shaping it.
We are at an inflection point
now. The US is already moving,
we are probably moving, even
Europe will eventually move,
and China, under its new central
bank governor, Yi Gang, is
tightening policy as well. So the
great experiment of ultra-easy
monetary policy is ending.
In the UK, the least important of
the major central banks, it matters
a lot. Mark Carney, Governor
of the Bank of England, was in
“unreliable boyfriend” mode last
week. (The characterisation came
from Pat McFadden, an MP on
the Treasury Select Committee in
2014, when Carney seemed to be
blowing hot and cold over policy.)
Just about everyone was expecting
the bank to increase rates at its
meeting next month, until he gave
a speech suggesting caution. Gilts
duly rose and sterling fell.
This week there are two bits
of new data. On Friday there
is the first estimate of GDP for
the January-March quarter. It
will be weak, partly because of
the weather, partly because of
the continuing Brexit-related
uncertainty. I am however
suspicious of these estimates of
GDP, which are invariably revised
– sometimes many years after
the event. For a more precise
indicator, look at the public
finance figures tomorrow, and in
particular at VAT receipts and
national insurance contributions
Hamiish
McRa
ae
What to
expect on
interest rates
W
e know interest
rates will go up
everywhere,
including the
UK. But we have
‘Talented cat’, by Viv Quillin
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VOICES
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TV
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‘Fluffy’, by Simone Lia
This was one of the first graphic
novel works (Jonathan Cape,
2007) I was introduced to and
continues to be one of my all-time
favourites. The apparent simplicity
of her drawing style belies a
sophistication of design which is
evident in all Lia’s work.
Fluffy is about a baby rabbit
that is convinced a single man is
its father. It is a preposterous and
hilarious basis for a narrative, but
the more I have laughed over time,
the more I have recognised it has
some in-depth messages about
caring, parenting and gender. Lia’s
second graphic novel, Please God,
Find Me a Husband! (Jonathan
Cape, 2012), continues her
examination of the everyday.
real power behind the throne. At
the time, every feminist I knew
owned a cat and as a postcard,
greetings card, T-shirt and mug
this cartoon was enormously
popular during the 1990s. Viv
Quillin herself said that she started
(NICs) for March. They are not
perfect measures of what is
happening, but VAT covers half of
consumer spending while NICs tell
you about the nation’s wage bill.
If people are still buying stuff and
employers are still hiring, we can
all relax a bit.
As for the unreliable boyfriend
charge, actually the Governor is
right to inject uncertainty. You
don’t want the markets to get ahead
of reality, and maybe they have
become a little too complacent. My
best guess is the UK will get two
rate increases this year, one in May
and the other in November, but that
is just based on my intuition.
In Europe there will be no rise
in rates, despite the need for that
to happen for Germany. The ECB
has to set a single rate for a very
diverse region – that is the nature
Hannah Berry’s stunning artwork
is painstakingly meticulous and
her narratives are always thoughtprovoking and playful.
This image is from her third and
perhaps most ambitious graphic
novel, Livestock (Jonathan Cape,
2017), a political satire that’s still
My guess is
two increases –
one in May, one
in November
of the eurozone. But we should
catch more of a feeling for how the
QE aspect of ECB policy is shaping
up on Thursday. Don’t expect
much. UBS analysts think it will
wind down its QE programme at
the end of September. And what
about rate rises? “We continue to
forecast the first hike in the deposit
rate (from -0.4 per cent to -0.2 per
cent) for July 2019, followed by a
second depo hike (from -0.2 per
cent to zero) in September 2019,”
the latest UBS report states.
That judgement may turn out
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Paul Gallagher reports on the deaths of
two patients with learning difficulties
O
‘Over under sideways down’ by
Karrie Fransman
From ‘Livestock’ by
Hannah Berry
i MONDAY
23 APRIL 2018
Did ‘dismissive’
doctors kill our
vulnerable sons?
Nicola Streeten’s picks
Left,
‘Livestock’
by Hannah
Berry;
top right,
‘The Pen is
Mightier
Than The
Penis’
by Cath
Jackson;
right,
‘Talented
Cat’ by Viv
Quillin
BUSINESS SPORT
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SOCIETY
cartooning because she felt that
humour was “the most effective
way to get across the feminist ideas
I believed in”.
I have long admired Karrie
Fransman’s work and love the
untutored nature of her early style.
She taught herself to draw, and her
approach has been refreshingly
experimental, resulting in a rich
portfolio of evolving artwork which
is nevertheless distinctively hers.
Both her graphic
novels, The House that
Groaned (Square Peg,
2012) and Death of
the Artist (Jonathan
Cape, 2015) are
great reads. The
work in The Inking
Woman is from a 2014
commission for the
British Red Cross
which beautifully
visualises the moving
story of an Iranian
teenage refugee
fleeing conflict.
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painfully relevant today. Her
second graphic novel, Adamtine
(Jonathan Cape, 2012), is a
psychological horror. I have never
travelled on a train with the same
ease since reading it
‘Talk to the scarf’ by Sofia Niazi
There are also
younger women
making valuable
contributions to the
community. Sofia
Niazi is a favourite
for her artwork
which uses wit to
gently challenges
assumptions.
Her commitment to
introducing diversity
into comics in this
country is reflected
in OOMK magazine,
which she co-founded
and which focuses
on faith, activism and
identity. The OOMK collective
also co-curate DIY Cultures, one
of the most vibrant independent
publishing fairs I have attended.
‘The Inking Woman: 250 years of
Women Cartoon and Comic Artists
working in Britain’ (£19.99 Myriad)
is out now
right, but it is strange that the
supposedly booming European
economy needs sub-zero rates for
another 18 months. Rationally, this
cannot be right.
What will happen in the world’s
second-largest economy, China?
The People’s Bank deposit and loan
rates have not moved since 2015,
but the banks that report to it are
being encouraged to offer slightly
higher deposit and loan rates to
their customers.
So what does all this mean?
First, when the history of this
economic cycle is written in years
to come the central banks will be
much criticised for holding rates
down for too long. Second, rates
now will rise faster than most
people expect. But no one can
know. That is what makes it so
fascinating. THE INDEPENDENT
liver McGowan, the
youngest of three
children, contracted
meningitis at the age
of three weeks, leaving
him with physical and learning
conditions including cerebral palsy,
epilepsy and autism. This did not
prevent him from living a full life,
and he was often described as a
bright, fit young man who was an
excellent sportsman. Similarly,
Danny Tozer, 36, enjoyed life, playing
the piano and visiting the seaside
with family and friends, despite
the challenges of his learning
disabilities, autism and epilepsy
while residing in a supported living
home, operated by the charity
Mencap, in Bishopthorpe, York.
The deaths of both men have
raised concerns about the way
people suffering from a variety of
disabilities are treated by doctors
and other professionals. The latest
NHS statistics found that males
with learning disabilities had a life
expectancy almost 14 years lower
than the general population. About
42 per cent of deaths of learning
disabled people are considered to
be premature, the first large-scale
inquiry of its kind, the Confidential
Inquiry into premature deaths of
People with Learning Disabilities
(CIPOLD), found in 2013.
Mr McGowan, 18, died in
November 2016 after a bad
seizure saw him taken to Bristol’s
Southmead Hospital. While there,
he developed neuroleptic malignant
syndrome (NMS). He had suffered
oxygen starvation after being given
an anti-psychotic drug, Olanzapine.
With no chance of meaningful
recovery his life support machine
was turned off.
An inquest at Avon Coroner’s
Court heard the drug was a
“contributing factor” into Oliver’s
death. His parents warned doctors
their son was allergic to Olanzapine
and should not prescribe it. His
father, Thomas, said: “We firmly
believe Oliver would not have died
if he had not been administered
Olanzapine. We are driven to
conclude the doctors were arrogant
and felt they knew best and as a
result, prescribed an anti-psychotic
drug which Oliver and ourselves had
expressly forbidden.”
Dr Monica Mohan told the hearing
she had prescribed Olanzapine. A
note from Mr McGowan’s parents,
made in December 2015, stating
he should not be given it was in
her possession, Dr Mohan said. “I
We are distressed and
concerned the coroner made
no recommendations to
avoid future deaths
Oliver McGowan, 18, was prescribed
a drug to which he was allergic PA
take responsibility – I prescribed
Olanzapine but I don’t know that I’m
responsible for anything else that
happened,” she said. .
The coroner, Dr Peter
Harrowing, concluded his care
was “appropriate”, the Olanzapine
properly prescribed, and the
occurrence of NMS not predictable
as it was a “very rare adverse effect”.
Mr McGowan’s mother, Paula,
said: “We have clung on to the hope
Southmead Hospital would learn
from their mistakes... We sadly still
consider the doctors who treated
Oliver were arrogant and dismissive
of Oliver’s particular needs and
we are therefore distressed and
concerned the coroner made
no recommendations to avoid
future deaths.”
An inquest into Mr Tozer, 36,
continues this week. In September
2015, he was found unresponsive
in his room and taken to hospital
where he died. The hospital
concluded he had a cardiac arrest,
as a result of an epileptic seizure. His
family understood he was subject
to frequent checks, due to the
risks associated with his epilepsy.
However, he was reportedly left
for 30 minutes without being
observed, during which he became
unresponsive.
The Tozer family hope the
inquest will consider the responses
of all health and local agencies to
concerns they raised over two years
about his support and safety.
Both families were refused
funding for legal representation
despite the fact the organisations
responsible for both men’s care
enjoyed taxpayer-funded legal
teams. Deborah Coles, of the charity
INQUEST, which supported both
families, said: “It should not be
left to grieving families to fight
for answers.”
Television Monday 23 April
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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Fergie Vs Wenger: The Feud
University Challenge
10pm, Channel 5
What might have been a simple
account of the bitter rivalry between
football managers Arsène Wenger
and Sir Alex Ferguson (both left)
turns out to be a fascinating portrait
of differing styles of leadership. In
1996, Arsenal were managerless and
in chaos, while Manchester United
had won four league titles in five
years under Ferguson – a man who,
beneath the “hairdryer” reputation,
used “emotion very intelligently”
(according to football writer Henry
Winter). While Wenger introduced
a booze ban, healthy eating and the
cream of French football at Arsenal
and duly won the double in his first
season, Ferguson spotted a worthy
rival and began plotting his revenge.
8.30pm, BBC2
The fifth final in a row to be
contested between an Oxford and
a Cambridge college features Merton
College, Oxford (who last won it in
1980 with Stephen Fry in the team)
against St John’s College, Cambridge.
Quizmaster Jeremy Paxman has
their starters for 10.
===
Secret Agent Selection: WW2
9pm, BBC2
It’s fieldcraft this week which
involves our modern conscripts
crawling around on their bellies in
the same Scottish Highlands where
their SOE counterparts trained in
the 1940s, before crossing a freezing
lake and climbing a sheer rock face.
Interwoven into these tasks are the
stories of such legendary Second
World War acts of sabotage as
the Telemark Raid in Norway,
which helped to prevent Germany
from developing an atomic bomb.
===
The Real Camilla: HRH
The Duchess of Cornwall
9pm, ITV
What with Tom Bower’s unflattering
new biography about Prince Charles
and a fracas over the renaming of a
bridge between England and Wales
after the monarch-in-waiting,
Charles’s “people” are probably
feeling in need of some love right
now. This gentle profile of his
“darling wife”, Camilla, by director
Jane Treays (who made last week’s
The Queen’s Green Planet) should fit
the bill. Treays shadows the Duchess
over the course of a year – on an
official tour of Italy, attending a
charity tea dance, that sort of thing.
There’s also input from besties
Joanna Lumley and Gyles Brandreth,
and an insight into a woman who is
relatively little-known despite her
central role in the royal soap opera.
===
The Island With Bear Grylls
9pm, Channel 4
“To think that I once used to buy this
stuff in packets at Waitrose,” says
James, eyeing with distaste yet
another chunk of coconut, the staple
diet in both camps (still separated
after three weeks by the length of a
beach). Elsewhere, the self-styled
“prince of Peckham” and all-around
annoyance, Phil, goes pig hunting.
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 Heir Hunters
(R) (S). 7.15 Health: Truth
Or Scare (R) (S). 8.00
Sign Zone: Hugh’s Wild
West (R) (S). 9.00 Victoria
Derbyshire (S). 10.00
Live Snooker: The World
Championship The
concluding session of
the match between Mark
Allen and Liam Highfield
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics
(S). 1.00 Live Snooker:
The World Championship
Shaun Murphy v Jamie
Jones and Ding Junhui v
Xiao Guodong (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder (S).
3.00 Tenable (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.00 Countdown (R)
(S). 6.45 3rd Rock From
The Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd
Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.30
Frasier (R) (S). 9.00
Frasier (R) (S). 9.35 Frasier
(R) (S). 10.05 Ramsay’s
Hotel Hell (R) (S). 11.00
Undercover Boss USA (R)
(S). 12.00 Channel 4 News
Summary (S). 12.05 Coast
Vs Country (R) (S). 1.05
Posh Pawnbrokers (R) (S).
2.10 Countdown (S). 3.00 A
Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away (R) (S). 4.00 Escape
To The Chateau: DIY (S).
5.00 Four In A Bed (R) (S).
5.30 Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.10
Access (S). 1.15 Home And
Away (S). 1.45 Neighbours
(S). 2.15 NCIS (R) (S). 3.15
FILM: Social Nightmare
(Mark Quod 2013) Mystery
thriller, starring Kirsten
Prout (S). 5.00 5 News At 5
(S). 5.30 Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Britain In
Bloom (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Homer gets
busted for
illegally
downloading
movies (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Robbo’s first
counselling
session goes
badly (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The Secret
Helpers A single
father and a
nurse seek
advice. Last in
the series (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Ross breaks into
the veterinary
surgery (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
7.30 Nightmare Pets
SOS A couple
who are under
attack from
an unsociable
rabbit (S).
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights The
MotoGP Grand
Prix of the
Americas (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days; Weather
(S).
7.30 Nature’s
Microworlds (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Gangsters’ Dirty
Money Exposed
– Panorama
A report on
a Ukrainian
criminal gang.
8.00 Only Connect
The second
semi-final (S).
8.30 University
Challenge Last
in the series (S).
8.00 Give It A Year
(S).
8.30 Coronation
Street Maria
finds Emma in a
state of undress
with David (S).
8.00 Holidays
Unpacked New
series (S).
8.30 Travel Man: 48
Hours On The
Cote D’Azur (S).
8.00 Police
Interceptors
Officers race
to stop a drinkdriver heading
the wrong way
up the M6 (R).
8.00 Turkey With
Simon Reeve
Part two of two.
Simon travels
to Ankara (S).
9.00 DIY SOS: The Big
Build The team
helps create a
new home for a
Rotherham man
who suffered a
brain injury (R).
9.00 Secret Agent
Selection: WW2
The students
learn survival
skills in the
Highlands (S).
9.00 The Real
Camilla: HRH
The Duchess Of
Cornwall A year
in the life of
the Duchess of
Cornwall (S).
9.00 The Island
With Bear
Grylls The two
teams go on a
joint hunting
expedition (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7
A broken
down train
causes major
disruption (S).
9.00 Baku: An Art
Lovers’ Guide
Janina Ramirez
and Alastair
Sooke explore
the capital of
Azerbaijan (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
10.00QI With Sara
Pascoe, Colin
Lane and Jimmy
Carr (R) (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The
Investigator:
A British Crime
Story (R) (S).
10.00Kiss Me First
Adrian closes
Red Pill down
(S).
10.00Fergie Vs
Wenger: The
Feud The
rivalry between
Alex Ferguson
and Arsene
Wenger (S).
10.00The Ottomans:
Europe’s
Muslim
Emperors (S).
11.30 The Graham
Norton Show
With guests
Benedict
Cumberbatch
and Maxine
Peake (R) (S).
11.15 Snooker:
The World
Championship
The concluding
session of the
match involving
Barry Hawkins.
11.45 Last Laugh In
Vegas (R) (S).
11.00 999: What’s
Your
Emergency?
Crimes
committed by
young drivers
(R) (S).
11.05 Criminals
Caught On
Camera An acid
attack caught on
CCTV footage
(R) (S).
11.00 Dan
Cruickshank: At
Home With The
British Last in
the series (S).
11.35 FILM: Middle
Men (George
Gallo 2009)
Fact-based
comedy drama,
starring Luke
Wilson (S).
11.00 Family Guy Meg
becomes deeply
religious (S).
11.30 American Dad!
Stan becomes a
drag racer (S).
12.20 BBC News (S).
12.05 Snooker: World
Championship Extra (S). 2.05
Sign Zone: Countryfile (R)
(S). 3.00 Sign Zone: My Dad,
The Peace Deal And Me (R)
(S). 4.00 Sign Zone: Murder,
Mystery And My Family (R)
(S). 4.45 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.40 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.50 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
12.05 First Dates (R) (S). 1.00
Lee And Dean (R) (S). 1.30 I
Don’t Like Mondays (R) (S).
2.25 Hidden Restaurants
With Michel Roux Jr (R) (S).
3.20 Come Dine Champion
Of Champions (R) (S). 4.15
Building The Dream (R) (S).
12.05 America’s Toughest
Prisons (R) (S). 1.00
SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Portillo’s Hidden History Of
Britain (R) (S). 4.00 Tattoo
Disasters UK (R) (S). 4.25
Tattoo Disasters UK (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
12.00 Turkey With Simon
Reeve (S). 1.00 Top Of The
Pops: 1983 (S). 1.30 Top
Of The Pops: 1983 (S). 2.05
Baku: An Art Lovers’ Guide
(S). 3.05 Close
1.45 FILM: Arbitrage
(Nicholas Jarecki 2012)
Thriller, starring Richard
Gere (S). 4.00 Close
12.00 The Cleveland Show
(S). 12.30 Two And A Half
Men (S). 12.55 Two And A
Half Men (S). 1.25 Release
The Hounds (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain: Food (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Heir Hunters (S). 11.45
The Housing Enforcers
(S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S).
1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
800 Words (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.45
Flipping Profit (S). 4.30
Flog It! (S). 5.15 Pointless
(S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
Evan Rachel Wood
returns in ‘Westworld’
9pm, Sky Atlantic
The documentary
‘The Real Camilla’
follows the life of the
Duchess of Cornwall
9pm, ITV
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? (S).
7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.20
Coronation Street (S). 8.55
Coronation Street (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelor (S).
12.15 Emmerdale (S). 12.45
Coronation Street (S). 1.15
Coronation Street (S). 1.45
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 3.40 The Jeremy
Kyle Show (S). 4.50 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
5.50 Take Me Out (S).
Jeremy Paxman hosts
‘University Challenge’
8.30pm, BBC2
6.30 FILM: The Book
Thief (Brian
Percival 2013)
Second World
War drama,
starring Sophie
Nelisse (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Comical clips
(S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Walden
decides to tell
Kate the truth
(S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (S).
9.00 FILM: Mission:
Impossible –
Rogue Nation
(Christopher
McQuarrie 2015)
Thriller, starring
Tom Cruise (S).
9.00 Family Guy (S).
9.30 American Dad!
Steve realises he
has a previously
undiscovered
talent for
bowling (S).
10.00Plebs The boys
launch a cabaret
night in the bar
(S).
10.30 Family Guy Lois
discovers she is
Jewish (S).
NEWS
2-27
===
Westworld
9pm, Sky Atlantic
Presuming you didn’t stay up into
the wee hours of last night, or rather
this morning, here’s the season two
opener of the thrillingly rebooted
Michael Crichton saga about a theme
park populated by expendable
robots. Except now, of course, the
machines have developed selfawareness and are about to exact
their brutal revenge on any punters
still foolish enough to buy an entry
ticket to the malfunctioning
Westworld. New cast members
include Peter Mullan (reverting to
hardman mode after his rom-com
outing in BBC2’s Mum), while
Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel
Wood resume their respective
roles as Maeve and Dolores.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
The Birds
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
11pm, Sky Cinema Classics
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
Socialite Tippi Hedren (left) pursues
a man (Rod Taylor) to a Californian
town where birds gather ominously
and then, for no known reason, mount
attacks on the human inhabitants.
There is no extraneous plotting or
exposition. There’s no score, only
electronically treated squawks and
screeches. Hitchcock’s sly Du Maurier
adaptation is staged with a virtually
unparalleled clarity of purpose. But it
is difficult to read; a study in nature’s
implacability and the unknowability
of evil. Most film theorists take a
Freudian view of the birds as a return
of the repressed, despite the line:
“With all due respect to Oedipus,
I don’t think that is the case.”
4.50pm, Film4
(Terence Fisher, 1959)
With its spectral beast and cursed
ancestral home, Conan Doyle’s
Sherlock Holmes mystery was a
perfect fit for the kind of Gothic that
the Hammer studio came to specialise
in. Peter Cushing plays Holmes.
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (S). 5.50 Ugly
House To Lovely House
With George Clarke (S).
6.00 Animal 999 (R). 6.30
Animal 999 (R). 7.00
Meerkat Manor (R) (S). 7.30
Meerkat Manor (R) (S).
8.00 Monkey Life (R) (S).
8.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
9.00 Motorway Patrol (R)
(S). 9.30 Motorway Patrol
(R) (S). 10.00 Road Wars
(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
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Urban Secrets (R)
(S). 7.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 8.00
Storm City (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 Making
David Attenborough’s
Flying Monsters (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 (S).
6.30 The Big
Bang Theory
Sheldon hires
an attractive
female assistant.
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
Cameras follow
nocturnal
animals at
Chester Zoo (S).
6.00 Futurama
(R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Norwegian
immigrants
look for work in
Springfield (R).
6.00 House The
medic uncovers
secrets about
Cuddy’s mother
(R) (S).
7.00 Murder, She
Wrote Jessica
investigates
a murder in
Monte Carlo (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Kevin McCloud
returns to a
project in the
French Alps (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Homer is cast
as the lead in
a superhero
movie (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A former chief
of detectives is
murdered (R) (S).
8.00 Lewis An
American
female bishop
visiting St
Gerard’s College
is poisoned (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.30 Young Sheldon
The young
genius has to
teach his brother
for a test (S).
8.00 Supergirl A
copycat Toyman
strikes, forcing
Winn to team
up with his
estranged mum.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Erin recruits
Danny to
provide security
for a witness
(R) (S).
ITV Hub
Sunny escapism with the staff
of the Indian infirmary.
8pm, Sky Cinema Drama
(Joe Wright, 2007)
A handsomely staged adaptation
of Ian McEwan’s novel, in which an
unfortunate misunderstanding and
then the outbreak of the Second
World War conspire to keep apart
the young lovers played by Keira
Knightley and James McAvoy.
9.00 FILM: The Sum
Of All Fears
(Phil Alden
Robinson 2002)
Action thriller,
starring Ben
Affleck.
9.00 Westworld
The sci-fi
drama inspired
by Michael
Crichton’s 1973
film returns.
10.00DCI Banks Part
one of two. An
operation to
retrieve a gun
goes wrong (S).
10.00Don’t Tell The
Bride Ireland
A groom
plans a 1980s
Valentine’s
disco-themed
wedding (S).
10.00Car SOS A 1971
classic VW
bay-window
camper van (S).
11.00 DCI Banks Part
two of two. Al
offers to help
Banks get Tracy
back (S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Penny
becomes
addicted to an
online game (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.00 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does
Countdown
With Richard
Ayoade and
Claudia
Winkleman (S).
11.20 The Force:
North East
Officers attend
the aftermath
of a machete
gang fight in
Newcastle (R).
11.25 The Circus:
Inside The
Wildest
Political Show
On Earth (R).
12.05 Tattoo Fixers (S).
1.10 Made In Chelsea (S).
2.10 Don’t Tell The Bride
Ireland (S). 3.05 First Dates
(S). 4.00 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 4.20 Rules Of
Engagement (S). 4.45 Rules
Of Engagement (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 1.00
Building Giants: World’s
Tallest Church (S). 2.05
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does
Countdown (S). 3.10 8 Out
Of 10 Cats Uncut (S). 3.50
Close
12.20 Brit Cops: Frontline
Crime UK (R) (S). 1.15 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 2.10 Most Shocking (R)
(S). 3.05 Duck Quacks Don’t
Echo (R) (S). 4.00 The Real
A&E (R) (S). 5.00 It’s Me
Or The Dog (R).
12.00 Westworld (R).
1.20 Divorce (R) (S). 1.55
Crashing (R) (S). 2.30
Animals (R) (S). 3.05 Here
And Now (R) (S). 4.10 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.10
The West Wing (R) (S).
12.05 Scott & Bailey (S).
1.10 Scott & Bailey (S).
2.00 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
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
Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show
With Rene LaVice 3.00 Radio
1’s Specialist Chart With Phil
Taggart 4.00 Radio 1’s Early
Breakfast Show With Adele
Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Amol Rajan
7.00 The Blues Show With Paul
Jones 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 The
Taylors 10.30 Censored 11.00
Jools Holland 12mdn’t Johnnie
Walker’s Sounds Of The 70s
2.00 Radio 2’s Jazz Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Great
British Songbook 4.00 Radio
2 Playlists: Hidden Treasures
5.00 Nicki Chapman
BBC Radio 3
9.00 Building Giants:
World’s Tallest
Church (S).
10.20 West:Word
New series.
10.50 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver
BBC iPlayer
Julien Temple profiles the
people of Havana, Cuba, in a
time of flux, with rare archive
film of their turbulent history.
The Good Karma Hospital
6am Dotty 10.00 Ace 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 Yasmin Evans
4.00 Sian Anderson 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Sian Anderson
7.00 DJ Target 9.02 The 8th
With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Twin
B 1am Radio 1’s Drum & Bass
Show With Rene LaVice 3.00
1Xtra Playlists 4.00 Twin B
9.00 Made In Chelsea
Liv finds herself
questioning her
relationship
with Digb (S).
ONDEMAND
Imagine… Habaneros
Atonement
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 7.00
Rules Of Engagement
(S). 8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 8.30 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 9.00
New Girl (S). 9.30 New Girl
(S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 10.30 2 Broke Girls
(S). 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (S). 12.00 The
Goldbergs (S). 12.30 The
Goldbergs (S). 1.00 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 1.30 The
Big Bang Theory (S). 2.00
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 2.30 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 3.00 New Girl
(S). 3.30 New Girl (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S).
4.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(S). 5.00 The Goldbergs (S).
5.30 The Goldbergs (S).
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===
Radio
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 6.55
Heartbeat (S). 8.00 The
Royal (S). 9.00 Judge Judy
(S). 9.30 Judge Judy (S).
9.55 Judge Judy (S). 10.25
FILM: Agatha Christie’s
Sparkling Cyanide
(Tristram Powell 2003)
Murder mystery, starring
Pauline Collins and Oliver
Ford Davies (S). 12.30 The
Royal (S). 1.35 Heartbeat
(S). 2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.45
On The Buses (S). 4.20 On
The Buses (S). 4.55 You’re
Only Young Twice (S). 5.20
George And Mildred (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (S).
i MONDAY
23 APRIL 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-56
6.30am Breakfast 9.00
Essential Classics 12noon
Composer Of The Week:
Strozzi 1.00 News 1.02 Radio
3 Lunchtime Concert. Baroque
chamber music from Trevor
Pinnock, live from Wigmore
Hall. 2.00 Afternoon Concert.
The BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra in concert in
Glasgow. 4.30 BBC Young
Musician 2018. Georgia Mann
presents highlights from this
year’s Young Musician brass
finalists. 5.00 In Tune. With
Daniel Müller-Schott and
Corul Madrigal. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. Featuring excerpts
from Handel’s Acis And
Galatea and Bellini’s Norma.
7.30 Radio 3 In Concert. The
London Symphony Orchestra
perform Tippett and Mahler’s
final works. 10.00 Music
Matters. Tom Service visits
Japan during cherry blossom
season. 10.45 The Essay: Dark
Blossoms 11.00 Jazz Now
12.30am Through The Night.
The San Francsico Symphony
and Michael Tilson Thomas at
the 2015 BBC Proms.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Book Of The Week:
Sharp: The Women Who Made
An Art Of Having An Opinion
10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00
Inherited Fear 11.30 Spike
Milligan: Inside Out 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
Into The Badlands
Amazon Prime
Nick Frost and Orla Brady
feature in this apocalyptic
fantasy about hostile warlords.
Archers 2.15 Drama: An Open
Return 3.00 Brain Of Britain
3.30 The Food Programme
4.00 The Art Of Immersion
4.30 Beyond Belief 5.00 PM
5.57 Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
News 6.30 The Unbelievable
Truth. With John Finnemore,
Henning Wehn, Lou Sanders
and Graeme Garden. 7.00 The
Archers 7.15 Front Row. Arts
programme. 7.45 Curious
Under The Stars 8.00 Imperial
Echo. Jonny Dymond traces
the often uneven history of the
Commonwealth. 8.30 Crossing
Continents. How hundreds of
Russian jihadi brides and their
children vanished in Iraq. 9.00
The Second Genome. New
research into manipulating our
microbiome to stay healthy.
9.30 Start The Week. Tom
Sutcliffe is joined by Jesmyn
Ward, Kim Brandstrup, Edith
Hall and John Gray. 10.00 The
World Tonight 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: Nikesh Shukla – The
One Who Wrote Destiny 11.00
Word Of Mouth 11.30 Today
In Parliament 12mdn’t News
And Weather 12.30 Book Of
The Week: Sharp: The Women
Who Made An Art Of Having
An Opinion 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 Rogue Justice 6.30 The
Taking Part 7.00 Millport
7.30 The Unbelievable Truth
8.00 Hancock’s Half Hour
8.30 Flywheel, Shyster And
Flywheel 9.00 Just A Minute
9.30 King Street Junior 10.00
The Idiot 11.00 Clown’s
Shoes 11.15 From Galway To
Graceland 12noon Hancock’s
Half Hour 12.30 Flywheel,
Shyster And Flywheel 1.00
Rogue Justice 1.30 The
Taking Part 2.00 Expo 58 2.15
Shakespeare’s Restless World
2.30 Good News 2.45 Catch Me
Pick
ofthe
day
The Taylors
10pm, BBC Radio 2
Sitcom pilot
about fun-loving
couple Gary and
Melissa (played
by Shane Richie,
above, and Hannah
Waddingham),
who have recently
relocated to
a middle-class
street in Watford.
If You Can 3.00 The Idiot 4.00
Just A Minute 4.30 King Street
Junior 5.00 Millport 5.30 The
Unbelievable Truth 6.00 The
Man Who Was Thursday 6.30 A
Good Read 7.00 Hancock’s Half
Hour 7.30 Flywheel, Shyster
And Flywheel 8.00 Rogue
Justice 8.30 The Taking Part
9.00 Clown’s Shoes 9.15 From
Galway To Graceland 10.00
Comedy Club: State Of The
Nations 10.30 Comedy Club:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The
Galaxy: The Secondary Phase
11.00 Comedy Club: The News
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Cuba
Life
Now, what can I eat?
The surgery survivor who
had to learn to love food
again with a strict diet
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After almost six decades of Castro rule, the Caribbean island faces
an uncertain future. Tourism is seen as a means for recovery by
some, but there is still a long way to go, writes SerinaSandhu
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alking down the
stairs of my Havana guesthouse,
I hear the violent
revving of an engine outside. It’s a dark green car
from the 1950s, battered but with
undeniable old-world glamour.
Four men are huddled over the
bonnet, trying to get the car to
start. Good-natured tenacity in
the face of daily difficulties. Welcome to Cuba.
Making my way down the
cobbled, potholed road
to reach Plaza Vieja,
the old square, music
blares from five
speakers at once.
People are sitting
in doorways chatting, some are playing chess – games
which will go on for
hours – and a horse
and cart is halted outside a makeshift mechanic’s yard.
It is true what they say: I feel as
if I have been transported back in
time to another era. It’s not just
the cars or the horse and cart.
There is a distinct lack of commercialisation, regeneration and technology. Public Wi-Fi spots – easily
located by the clusters of young
people and tourists hunched over
their phones – were only launched
by the government three years
ago and require an access card
from state-run shops.
Frame that image with sunshine
and palm trees and it’s easy to see
Cuba through a romantic lens. But
the country and its people should
not be fetishised – under the surface, life is far from paradise.
Cuba has a difficult history. It
broke free of Spanish colonisation in 1898 and in the 1940s and
1950s was under the dictatorship
of Fulgencio Batista. He
was overthrown by the
revolution of 1959,
when Fidel Castro made Cuba
a co m m u n i s t
state. His brother Raúl, a fellow
revolutionary,
took over from
Fidel in 2011 and
stepped down as
president last week.
But the majority of people I speak to seem apathetic
about the idea of a new leader.
Cuba is still a one-party state –
Miguel Díaz-Canel was the sole
presidential nomination – and
many think little will change.
Poverty is a big issue: many Cubans have to make ends meet on
pitiful government salaries and a
rations system for food. But tourism has given some Cubans a new
lease of life. In the past decade,
those who can afford it have been
allowed to set up private businesses by converting their home
into accommodation for tourists,
or into a restaurant.
The narrow, shaded streets
of Old Havana are broken up by
huge squares and plazas which
invite the sunlight. The oldest,
Plaza de Armas – built in the 16th
century – is an oasis of green, with
four towering palm trees standing
sentry around a marble statue of
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who
declared Cuban independence in
1868. It is just off the Malecon, an
8km-long route along the capital’s
coastline. I’m told it’s worth the
walk but the heat is off-putting. Instead, I hop into the back of a shiny
red 1950s convertible with white
leather seats, one of many similar vehicles that operate as taxis.
Anywhere else I’d avoid such a
tourist cliché, but the elegance is
irresistible, as is the prospect of
the breeze.
Away from Havana, the roads
are fairly empty, framed by mountains and acres of lush green land,
dotted with palm trees. Following a brief visit to Cienfuegos on
the south coast, a former French
colony with Parisian-style streets,
I arrive in Trinidad. My tour
guide tells me there is a saying
that “Cuba is Havana and the rest
Old cars and period architecture
in Havana (main image);
schoolchildren in Trinidad
(inset, left). Above, the delights
of a Cuban cigar and (inset, above
right) graffiti of Che Guevara
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is lawn”. He wishes more tourists would venture beyond the
capital. Standing in the Baroquestyle square in the old part of the
Unesco-protected city, surrounded by pastel-coloured buildings
and palatial Spanish colonial architecture, the sun beaming down,
it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t.
Tourists do visit Trinidad, but
it’s tangibly uncommercialised.
My tour guide tells me that tourism has only improved the fortunes of Cubans. They hope that
trajectory continues.
As night falls, I watch a series of
salsa bands play just off the Plaza
Mayor. The rhythm is infectious.
Eager tourists who have picked
up their dance moves at a
class earlier in the day
are no less impressive.
The magnificent
Vegas Grande waterfall is around half
an hour’s drive from
Trinidad, up sinuous
mountain roads. The
final hike to reach it is
more treacherous than
I’d like, but the waterfall
lives up to expectations. With
nobody else around, I seize the
chance to take a dip in the refreshing water, though my short-lived
serenity is quickly ruptured by
tourists, loaded with sangria and
a booming speaker.
En route back to Havana, I
pause on the south coast at Playa
Giron on the Zapata peninsula,
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which feels particularly remote.
Optimistically, I ask where the
public Wi-Fi spot is. “It’s just in
the next town. Thirty kilometres
away”, I’m told. The march of
progress plods on, slowly. Luckily there is enough to keep me
busy for 36 hours, particularly
on the Caribbean-lapped beach.
I take a beginner’s shallow dive,
mesmerised by the incredible
coral and marine life under the
water’s surface.
Scratching beneath the surface
of the faded beauty of Havana,
Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Playa
Giron, there remain deep societal problems in Cuba that will
take grand measures to fix.
Tourism, although a
start, still has a way
to go in profoundly
improving the
lives of Cubans.
The prospect
of a new leader
has not created
any palpable excitement among
the people. “Curious” is about as enthusiastic as they get. The
country seems far from the brink
of another revolution, but people
would welcome some adjustments
to their daily lives – many cannot
live on the government salaries
and fear talking openly.
From Havana to Cienfuegos to
Trinidad, when I ask locals what
they think about politics, my ques-
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tion is met with nervous laughter
and then pursed lips. Many only
speak to me on the condition of
anonymity. One 30-year-old, who
sells water bottles to tourists
on the streets of Old Havana for
about 70p, is a qualified computer
engineer but says he earns four
My guide tells me
that tourism has
only improved the
fortunes of Cubans
time as much now compared to
his previous government salary.
He has no faith the new leader will
improve the lives of young people.
“It’s like a dynasty. I’ve lost any
trust. Maybe if they let a young
guy be president…” The story
is similar for a souvenir seller in
Cienfuegos. The 30-year-old is
a trained accountant but selling
wooden toy replicas of classic cars
to tourists is more lucrative.
It is understandable that they
relish the opportunity to work in
tourism. A business owner in his
fifties says 98 per cent of the customers at his seafood restaurant
are tourists. While he is hesitant
to talk about politics, he says he
hopes the government continues
to make it easier for them to cater
for tourists. The eyes of the world
are on Díaz-Canel to see if he will
continue to improve the lives of
the Cuban people.
Travel essentials
How to get there
A 10-day holiday to
Cuba staying in Havana,
Cienfuegos, Trinidad and
Isla Zapata starts from
£1,845 per person with
specialist tour operator
Journey Latin America.
The price includes the
Cuban tourist card,
flights, accommodation
in guesthouses (and one
hotel night in Havana),
breakfast, three dinners,
excursions and transport.
Holidaymakers also
have access to Journey
Latin America’s offline
Vamoos app, which
collates itineraries, flight
information, maps and
tips (020 8600 1881,
journeylatinamerica.co.uk).
Where to stay
In Havana, the Madero Bed
& Breakfast guesthouse is
a welcoming retreat. B&B
from 120 CUC (£84).
More information
travel2cuba.co.uk
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‘Now,
what
can I
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I now have more than
100 recipes from well
known chefs for the
immuno-suppressed
After having a
lung transplant,
Pippa Kent is
determined her
restrictive diet
won’t mean
boring meals
L
ast year I had a double lung
transplant. On 14 April 2017,
my world was completely
tipped upside down. I had
been waiting, attached to an
oxygen tank, for what seemed like too
long already and had been in hospital
since February. I was as ready as I
could possibly be, and had been given
all the talks to prepare me for just
how much this surgery could change
my life. But the reality is that nothing
can prepare you and sometimes it’s
the things that you least expect that
throw you the most.
I was born with cystic fibrosis, and
a transplant was always a very real
possibility. Over the past few years my
lung function had gradually declined.
I had lived with chest infections which
became increasingly frequent, along
with accompanying intravenous
antibiotics and admissions in an
attempt to combat this.
At the age of 26, in late November
2016, I went on the list to wait for a
donor. For me, because of my fastdeclining health, the wait was much
shorter than others and, a little over
six months after my initial listing, I
received the ultimate gift in a second
chance at life from my donor.
I am so hugely grateful to my
donor and their family for allowing
me a second chance at life, but such
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major surgery, and the surrounding
changes that come with it, were
never going to be easy.
I have always been a food lover.
Before the transplant I worked in
food PR, spending most of my income
on food and cookbooks. Having
cystic fibrosis meant that, although
I had to take medication when I ate
to help absorb the food, I struggled
to gain weight. I ate twice as much as
everyone else, growing up with extra
butter added to everything possible
(milk and snacks from the cooks at
break time through primary school)
yet stayed a small size 8 through my
adult life. While for many this may
have seemed a positive, in reality
it was a sign of how much my body
was struggling.
It’s no surprise, then, that one of the
most vivid moments post-transplant
was when, on day three of recovery,
and still in ICU, a dietician delivered
the news that I would never be able
to enjoy a steak rare again. I was too
dazed and dosed-up on medication
for it to really sink in.
In order to ensure my body did not
reject my donor’s organs, I would be
taking immune suppressants for the
rest of my life and I am now medically
advised to follow certain guidelines to
reduce any risk of food poisoning that
may affect the absorption of these
vital medicines.
No rare meat, no blue cheese, no
deli-counter purchases, no sushi – to
name a few of the limitations. Some
people choose not to follow these
guidelines, and some reduce how
strict they are over time, but I pretty
quickly made the decision that I
wasn’t going to cut corners. I had
been given this gift from my donor
and I wasn’t going to risk it
I soon realised that the diet
recommended for immune
suppression is not limited to those
who have had transplants. It’s the
same for many people undergoing
certain cancer treatments, those with
Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis
and other autoimmune diseases. This
wasn’t a niche problem.
It may not seem like a huge deal,
but as someone who has prioritised
food their whole life, it was news that
was a little hard to, well, digest.
I headed online with the view that
generally you can find an answer to
pretty much anything there but was
disappointed. While I had the facts
from the dietician team at Papworth
Hospital, my transplant centre, what
I wanted was some inspiration. Some
real people living with the situation
saying it was all OK and that I wasn’t
going to be limited to bland and
boring food for the rest of my life.
After moaning about it, it was my
parents who suggested I tried to do
something about it and from this
the idea of Now What Can I Eat?, a
cookbook, was born.
Only a month post-transplant,
my mind was full of potential ideas.
I had escaped the ward and was
back at my parents within 13 days
of the operation and was starting to
adjust – I could breathe again, which
was amazing, but I also had to learn
what my new “normal” would be.
For a while at least it would involve
monitoring my temperature and
blood sugar, making multiple hospital
visits and being constantly vigilant to
ensure I was recovering as I should
be. I also had to change my diet.
Thanks to my former job, I had the
contact details of a few chefs who
I emailed asking if they would be
willing, in theory, to donate a specially
developed recipe designed to be
100 per cent safe for the immunesuppressed cook.
The response was immediately
positive, so I emailed some more, and
some more, and some more. While
some had some initial understanding
of the constraints, many did not and
it is because of this that guidance and
support from the dietician team at
Papworth is vital in order to create
this book.
Pippa Kent
I now have more than 100 recipes
before she had from well-known chefs, restaurants
her transplant and foodies. It’s an eclectic mix from
(above) and contributors such as Gizzie Erskine,
at Papworth, Leon, Honey and Co, Farm Girl, Paul
where she had Ainsworth to name just a few, which
the operation will mean the book should have
something for everyone. The idea is
that anyone who needs to can forget
for a while they are ill and either cook
for themselves without worry, or
have someone cook for them with no
concern around the end product.
The next challenge was to take
these offers of recipes, as well as
the support of my dietician team,
and make the book a reality. With
traditional publishers slow to
commit, I decided to crowdfund
my cookbook.
I want so badly to make this book
a reality and it’s brilliant to see that
the initial response and support has
been so positive, but we have a way to
go. Creating a cookbook isn’t cheap.
I have a publisher on board to help
and they are donating their fees to
the charities of my choice, Papworth
Hospital and The Brompton
Pippais
Hospital, where I had my care pre@nowwhatcanIeat transplant, but I still need to raise
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he morning started
bright. At 6.30am, women
of all ages (and a few
brave men) gathered in
a group on St Andrew’s
s u s p e n s i o n b r i d ge ,
spanning the river Clyde. Beneath
them, a small boat slipped through
the glass-smooth water rowed by
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander,
wearing her chains of office. Boxed on
the deck was a flag called the Bower
of Bliss made by the artist Linder
and destined to hang on the mast at
Glasgow Women’s Library.
The group walked in procession
behind Linder, the Provost and the
flag, to watch Linder’s new film work
in the library’s atrium amid a cloud of
incense. Then followed bread and jam
washed down with herbal cordial as
they looked over a selection of feminist
publications from the 1980s, and antisuffragette propaganda from the 1910s.
The day ended bright too, with
sunlight glowing through the stained
glass windows of a tenement building
near Glasgow’s Queen’s Park. On the
top floor, in a sometime bedroom, a
group named in honour of the writer
Radclyffe Hall had staged a scholarly
exhibition of works from the 1970s
and 80s that celebrated lesbian
sexuality: among them photographs by
Catherine Opie, Del LaGrace Volcano,
Ingrid Pollard and Jill Posener. Much
of the material was joyfully 18-rated,
drawing on the fetish scene and explicit
film works. A border terrier trotted in
and out, and occasionally a smoke-grey
cat came and lay on the bed.
Such experiences show Glasgow
International 2018 (GI) at its best: a
celebration of art embedded in the
daily life of the city and driven by
the passion of its inhabitants. It’s
Glasgow’s party, and you’re lucky to
be invited. This is an unusual trait
among big biennial exhibitions, which
too often feel as though a programne
of exhibitions and events has been
conceived in sterile international space
and plonked in a random location.
In truth, some of the main
programme this year feels a little
scrappy (instinct suggests there may
have been some tightening of the
budget – it certainly feels to be on a
shoestring in places) but there is a
scattering of pearls. At Tramway,
Mark Leckey has installed a life-size
version of an 18th-century figure of
Job, hollowed out and filled with a
speaker system that causes the beset
figure to vibrate and hum with sound
and speech. He faces a filmed version
of himself in various guises, including
a weird kind of CGI endoscopy – the
camera moving through a hollow,
fleshy body and seeing the face from
within. It’s not the happiest portrait of
the contemporary human condition,
but it is inescapably powerful.
In the adjacent gallery Tai Shani’s
DarkContinent:SEMIRAMIS combines
sculpture, a masque-like performance
and text by the artist exploring female
sexuality. The text is squelchy and
intimate, shifting from scenes of joyous
abandon through nasty adolescent
encounters: “Girls like you get into
trouble” the narrator is told by a boy at
her school as he tries to press himself
on her. On a stage dressed with mystic
Mu
uch was joyfully
18-rated, drawing on
the fetish scene and
explicit film works
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The weekend’s
television
JEFF ROBSON
New take on Gothic
masterpiece carries its
own #MeToo message
Mick Peters’ ‘The
Regenerators’ at
Dalmarnock Gas
Purifier Shed (left),
Mark Leckey’s
‘Nobodaddy’
(above); Tai Shani’s
‘Dark Continent:
SEMIRAMIS’
(top right), all
at the Glasgow
International
festival, which
began on Thursday
last week
KEITH HUNTER
objects, a group of women arrange
themselves in tableaux inspired by the
15th-century proto-feminist text The
Book of the City of Ladies.
The newly renovated and enlarged
venue SWG3 offers a host of delights,
including a small exhibition of jewellery
and collage by the legendary fashion
world figure Judy Blame, who died
in February this year. A brick-walled
former industrial space now used as
a music venue houses A Roomful of
Lovers (Glasgow) by artist Richard
Wentworth and writer Victoria
Miguel. Long stretches of heavy steel
chain are strung around the space,
from which, in places, dangle sheets of
text, either single words or long strings
of thesaurus-like free association.
Everything is connected. Upstairs in a
smaller club space, Dmitri Galitzine’s
three-screen film work At This Stage
probes the hopes and dreams of
the performers who pass through a
London rehearsal studio.
The two venues of The Modern
Institute swing from wild maximalism
to disconcerting minimalism with
great humour. One venue recreates
the unrestrained interior of pop artist
Duggie Fields’s London flat as a setting
for an exhibition of his highly coloured
paintings. The artist and his parents
appear as acrylic cutouts, and Duggie
Fields merchandise, including plates,
cushions and badges, are scattered
liberally. The other gallery, given over
to the Swiss artist Urs Fischer, has
been left completely empty save for
two disconcertingly realistic snails
positioned on the floor.
The young Birmingham-born artist
Hardeep Pandhal is a star in the
ascendant, his work often combining
his own rapped text and cartoon-like
animations that explore sociopolitical
issues with dark humour. Downstairs at
Kelvin Hall he’s installed large cutouts
of his familiar wobbly cartoon figures –
think Roobarb and Custard animated
by a Tupac fan from a Birmingham
Sikh background picking through
British racism and social stereotypes
and you’re on the right track.
GI is scattered across 78 venues
around the city and interventions pop
up in the most unexpected places –
from freely distributed newspapers,
to video works in shop windows, to
a lavish building hoarding by Mick
Peters that features painted interiors
that you can peep into through spy
holes worked into the design.
Whether it’s brewing conceptual
ginger cordial, hosting bedroom
exhibitions or placing lovingly made
artworks on derelict residential sites,
the star of the show here is Glasgow’s
own creative drive and the city’s
thriving art scene.
Glasgow International runsto 7May
(glasgowinternational.org)
Five must-sees at
Glasgow International
MARK LECKEY
Nobodaddy, Tramway
A grisly portrayal of the
contemporary condition,
Leckey reimagines The Thinker
as Job, the biblical figure beset
by disasters. Leckey’s Job is
hollowed out and filled with a
sound system, with speakers
broadcasting from his sores.
DMITRI GALITZINE
At This Stage, SWG3
Aptly installed inside a music
venue, Galitzine’s video
work explores the interior
goings-on of Dance Attic
Studios, a rehearsal venue in
London. What emerges is a
private world of dreams and
aspirations where the line
between reality and the makebelieve is never entirely clear.
DUGGIE FIELDS
The Modern Institute
Paintings by the British pop
artist dating from the 1970s
to the present day are shown
inside a maximalist mock-up
of his London flat, complete
with a mirror-bedecked
bathroom, and leopardskin bed
covered in cushions decorated
with his artworks.
HARDEEP PANDHAL
Self-Loathing Flashmob,
Kelvin Hall
Pandhal seems to be
everywhere at the moment
(he is also showing in London,
Nottingham and New York).
Here he presents cutout
versions of the wobbly cartoon
images that appear in his
animated videos, and a film
work made in response to the
UK’s student protests in 2010.
CORIN SWORN
Koppe Astner
Sworn built a flat inside the
gallery, sliced through its walls
and filmed performers inside
the space using a nanny-cam
type surveillance camera
intended to help working
parents as they struggle to
balance the demands of family
and career. Much like the hand
sanitisers mounted on the
walls of the gallery, Sworn
suggests that such devices
are a means of deferment:
products that deny the messy
and emotional qualities of
real life.
» The Woman in White BBC1, Sunday 9pm
» Imagine: Habaneros BBC2/ BBC4, Saturday 9pm/Sunday 9pm
T
he BBC has gone even
further back than Agatha
Christie for its new Sunday
night literary adaptation
– and seems to have learnt a few
lessons in the process.
The Woman In White didn’t go
out of its way to be “modern” or
“controversial” – I didn’t notice a
single gratuitous swear word or
rib-nudging shot of an opium pipe.
Instead, it stuck to the business of
retelling a story which is one of the
great Gothic mystery thrillers.
The opening words of Marian
Halcombe (Jessie Buckley) – “How
is it that men crush women time
and again and go unpunished?”
– undoubtedly resonate in the
post-Weinstein era. But they also
perfectly sum up Wilkie Collins’
1860 masterpiece, a dark and angry
tale of women’s manipulation by a
patriarchal society.
They are uttered from under
a mourning veil to Art Malik’s
sceptical lawyer Nash, tasked with
unravelling a series of mysterious
events – which began with the
seemingly innocent commissioning
of struggling artist Walter
Hartright (Ben Hardy) by an
eccentric Lake District landowner
(Charles Dance) to teach drawing
to his niece and her half-sister.
The dilettantish Walter accepts
what he sees as a financially
necessary bore and has a final
night’s debauch in London. But
on the way home, he encounters
the Woman of the title (Olivia
Ev
very relationship
is fractured and
unnatural and no one
can be above suspicion
Vinall) – distressed and fearful, but
rambling about the house where he
is to be employed. He later learns
(via an overheard conversation
between a constable and two
mysterious men in a carriage) that
she is an escapee from an asylum.
Arriving in Cumbria, he finds
one of his pupils, Laura Fairlie
(Vinall again) bears an uncanny
resemblance to the woman he
encountered. Marian, his other
pupil, mentions a young girl, Anne,
who was devoted to Laura’s mother,
“but we thought she died”. Sensing
that Marian wishes to protect her
half-sister, Walter lets matters lie
– and finds himself unexpectedly
captivated by his two pupils – the
liberated, pragmatic Marian and
the artistic, ethereal Laura.
When Anne appears in the local
Olivia Vinall as Anne in the Wilkie
Collins adaptation STEFFAN HILL
churchyard, it’s clear the idyll is
about to be shattered. It’s equally
clear, from the frequent cuts back
to impassioned characters in
Nash’s office demanding answers,
that Walter has gone missing.
Like the multi-narrator novel,
the adaptation sets up a beguiling
sense of disorientation. Every
relationship is fractured and
unnatural and no one can be above
suspicion. It’s a pacy, assured take
on a novel to which every modern
mystery writer is indebted. And a
principal character – in my humble
opinion one of the great villains
in English literature – hasn’t even
made an appearance yet.
Imagine: Habaneros was a
comprehensive two-part overview
of the history of Cuba, and its
decaying but beautiful capital,
nicely timed in the week when Raúl
Castro stepped down as president,
to remind viewers of the impact of
the 1958 revolution.
As befitted an Imagine
programme, it was less an
academic discourse than an
impressionistic collage by Julien
Temple, director of The Great
Rock’n’Roll Swindle, Glastonbury
et al, combining archive footage,
music and testimony from the city’s
residents. Subtitled “You Say You
Want A Revolution?”, it made clear
that after centuries of internal
oppression and US exploitation,
ordinary Cubans certainly did. But
it didn’t shy away from highlighting
the Castro era’s suppression of
dissent and latent homophobia.
Ultimately, it celebrated the
rebellious spirit and the creative
urge – qualities every Habanero
seems to have been born with.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
George Caple
throws himself
into the role of
anti-hero Alex
MARC BRENNER
THEATRE
A Clockwork Orange
EVERYMAN, LIVERPOOL
HHHHH
There are two stars of this
Everyman production of Anthony
Burgess’s cult classic, A Clockwork
Orange. One is George Caple, who
flings himself into the role of antihero Alex, by turns sinister and
pathetic, snarling and snivelling.
The other is the set, designed by
Molly Lacey Davies and Jocelyn
Meall. A minimalist white cube
that is both open-sided and yet
somehow claustrophobic, with
trapdoors, rising platforms and
slides, it makes the most of the
Everyman’s clever new stage to
POP
DANCE
Roy Orbison
In Dreams
Kenneth
MacMillan:
Steps Back
in Time
CLYDE AUDITORIUM, GLASGOW
HHHHH
This is not the first example of
the resurrection shuffle in the
concert arena. Despite dying
in 1977, Elvis Presley has been
touring for years with a live band
synching to concert footage from
his Vegas years.
This was a whole new level of
technology, with the Big O beamed
up through the floor as a 3D image,
fringes of his jacket fluttering in
imagined air conditioning, voice a
pin-sharp recording as the Royal
Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
rendered his masterpieces with
symphonic pop precision.
There was no denying
the deathless quality of the
music, from the wonderfully
overwrought “Running Scared” via
the eerie “In Dreams” to the urgent
scurrying strings of “I Drove All
Night” . There were disappointed
sighs when the hologram took
a comfort break and one wag
even ventured a request. But
holograms don’t do encores and
neither can they generate the
rapport that comes from flesh and
blood engagement.
FIONA SHEPHERD
create a multi-levelled, futuristic
playground-cum-prison.
A third star – or at least object
of intrigue, for fans of the 1962
book or Stanley Kubrick’s film
adaptation – must be Burgess’s
own stage adaptation, written
in 1986, 24 years after the novel.
The songs he wrote to feature in
the theatrical version – mainly
strangely sinister cabaret-style
numbers – are here performed
professionally for the first time
in the UK.
In the ultra-violet semi-dark of
the first half, Alex and his gang of
droogs embark upon a rapid-fire
series of outrages. Their Nadsat
dialect is sometimes hard to
comprehend but the mood of
ultra-violent rampage is clearly
conveyed. Alex is imperious,
menacing and dominant. But
punishment awaits, and the
ringmaster becomes circus
animal, a spectacle to be wheeled
out by the state.
Suddenly, we feel almost
sorry for him - even his beloved
Beethoven, whose music infuses
the show, has been stripped from
him. Maybe he’s not so bad – just a
rebellious, misunderstood youth?
And then we come full circle –
almost. The audience, like Alex,
has been toyed with.
Nick Bagnall’s production
rattles along – the whole thing
lasts two hours, including an
interval – and the narrative is
suffused with contemporary
references about crime,
punishment and freedom. The
Minister of the Interior (a comic
Keddy Sutton) doesn’t quite say
“tough on crime, tough on the
causes of crime” but she isn’t far
off, while the treatment of human
beings as numbers in a system
feels sadly resonant.
Occasionally, the references
are a tad clunky – the appearance
of a balaclava-wearing Jimmy
Savile in prison gets a laugh
but is distracting. However,
overall, this is an atmospheric,
unsettling and immensely
engaging endeavour.
To 12 July (0151 709 4776)
FRAN YEOMAN
Ballet Black’s
Sayaka Ichikawa
as the bird woman
in ‘House of Birds’
BILL COOPER
GARDEN MUSEUM, LONDON SE1
Cedric Morris (1889-1982) was
the only person of his generation
to achieve national stature both
as a painter and a plantsman.
This exhibition of paintings, the
majority of which are on loan
from private collections and have
never been seen in public before,
explores the close relationship
between his two practices.
(020 7401 8865) to 22 Jul
Lubaina Himid: Hard Times
HARRIS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY,
PRESTON
An exhibition by the Prestonbased Turner Prize winner,
featuring rarely seen work such
as Meat Mountains and Drowned
Orchard, Secret Boatyard: Tools,
Box, Basket, Hairstyles, as well as
art from the Harris’s collection.
(harrismuseum.org.uk) to 3 Jun
Virginia Woolf
TATE, ST IVES
This exhibition takes the writings
of Virginia Woolf, in particular
the pioneering feminist text A
Room of One’s Own, as a prism
through which to explore feminist
perspectives on landscape,
domesticity and identity in
modern and contemporary art,
with works from 1850 to the
present by more than 80 artists.
(01736 796 226) to 29 Apr
FILM
Let the Sunshine In
15, CLAIRE DENIS, 95 MINS
Juliette Binoche stars as a
middle-aged Paris artist with
an extraordinarily complicated
love life in Claire Denis’ comedy,
apparently inspired by Roland
Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse:
Fragments. Denis’ regular
cinematographer, Agnès
Godard, keeps the camera fixed
throughout on Binoche, who is
such a compelling and mercurial
screen presence that she carries
the story. Limited release
The Leisure Seeker
BARBICAN, LONDON
15, PAOLO VIRZI, 112 MINS
HHHHH
The choreographer Kenneth
MacMillan found his voice quickly.
This programme of rare early
ballets, performed by a top-flight
cast of dancers from The Royal
Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Ballet
Black, already show his distinctive
style. From the start, he was
drawn to outsider figures, to
characters digging into their own
unhappiness, to sensuous duets.
Steps Back in Time was created
by Viviana Durante who, as a
Royal Ballet ballerina, worked
with MacMillan at the end
of his life. She’s gone back to
the beginning with excerpts
from House of Birds and Danses
Concertantes, from 1955, and the
complete Laiderette, from 1954.
House of Birds, based on a
Grimm story, shows one of two
lovers stolen and transformed
by a bird woman. Ballet Black’s
Sayaka Ichikawa is powerful as
the bird woman, emerging from a
bristling corps of masked dancers
and carried through the air. As the
VISUAL ARTS
Cedric Morris:
Artist Plantsman
Helen Mirren and Donald
Sutherland are an elderly couple
on a road trip in the family
winnebago (nicknamed the
“Leisure Seeker”) from their
home in Massachusetts to Key
West in Florida in a film that
combines scenes of screwballstyle comedy with very bleak
moments. Nationwide release
TALKS & POETRY
lovers, The Royal Ballet’s Thiago
Soares and Lauren Cuthbertson
are playful and tender, dipping to
the floor or leaving and returning
with teasing affection.
The Royal Ballet’s Akane Takada
is sharp and alert in a duet from
Danses Concertantes, her body
thrusting through the air. She’s
securely partnered by Ballet
Black’s José Alves.
Laiderette is the tale of an ugly
girl, welcomed into a masked
ball but rejected when the masks
come off. It requires its dancers to
tell stories with their bodies, not
relying on facial acting.
As the heroine, The Royal
Ballet’s Francesca Hayward is
powerfully expressive. There’s
vulnerability in every line as
she braces herself for ridicule or
curls trustingly into the arms of
Soares, the lover who will reject
her. MacMillan also creates bright
classical steps for the party guests,
with Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson
diamond sharp in her brief solo.
ZOE ANDERSON
THE INDEPENDENT
Jesmyn Ward
VARIOUS VENUES
The only female author to have
won the National Book Award for
Fiction twice reads from the novel
that won in 2017, Sing, Unburied,
Sing. Waterstones, Bristol Galleries
(0117 925 2274) tonight 7pm ;
Waterstones, Piccadilly, London W1
(020 7851 2400) Tue 6.30pm;
Daunt Books, Marylebone High
St, London W1 (020 7224 2295)
Wed 12.30pm; Lecture Theatre 1,
University of East Anglia, Norwich
(01603 508050)Wed 7pm
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Tara Westover
VARIOUS VENUES
The writer discusses her new
memoir, Educated, which details
her early life in a survivalist family
in Idaho. Waterstones, Liverpool
(0151 709 9820) tonight 6.30pm;
Waterstones, Crouch End, London
N8 (020 3551 9706) Wed 7.15pm
Miranda Seymour
WATERSTONES, NOTTINGHAM
In Byron’s Wake tells the stories of
two women the poet Lord Byron
left behind: his wife, Annabella
Milbanke, and their daughter, the
future Ada Lovelace. The writer
talks about the book here.
(0843 290 8525) tonight 6.30pm
Raymond E Feist
VARIOUS VENUES
The fantasy novelist talks about
King of Ashes, the first in a new
Firemane series. Waterstones,
Sauchiehall St, Glasgow (0141 332
9105) tonight 6.30pm; Waterstones,
Liverpool (0151 709 9820) Tue
6.30pm; Waterstones, Nottingham
(0843 290 8525) Wed 7pm;
Waterstones, Canterbury (01227
456343) Thur 6.30pm; Topping &
Co, Bath (01225 428111) Fri 8pm
Baileys Book Bar
Colgan, Juno Dawson, Louise
Doughty, Catherine Mayer, June
Sarpong, Kit de Waal and Viv
Groskop. (020 7636 1577) to Fri
COMEDY
Flo & Joan
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
album of extroverted tunes and
strapping riffs weaponised with
introspective bite and prickly
intelligence. Duly, the arena tour
beckons. Metro Radio Arena,
Newcastle (gigsandtours.com)
tonight; SSE Hydro, Glasgow
(gigsandtours.com) Wed; Arena,
Birmingham (gigsandtours.com) Fri
Ought
VARIOUS VENUES
Montreal’s post-punk worriers
benefit from a focused overhaul
on their third album. Ought
harness the bristle and brawl of
old to coiled, controlled songcraft
on Room Inside the World, all the
better to accommodate a newly
enriched emotional range. Hare
& Hounds, Birmingham (seetickets.
com) tonight; Garage, London N5
(seetickets.com) Tue
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Flo and Joan are singing sisters
who craft deliciously witty,
Victoria Wood-esque ditties. Their
star has risen recently thanks to
those Nationwide TV ads – and in
Soho this week, they’re reviving
their latest show, The Kindness of
Stranglers. (020 7478 0100) to Wed
WORLD MUSIC
La Linea
JAZZ
Mathias Eick Quintet
RONNIE SCOTT’S, LONDON W1
Signed to ECM and one of
Norway’s rising jazz stars, the
trumpeter comes to Ronnie’s with
a quintet featuring drums, bass,
piano and violin, and soundscapes
redolent of the Scandinavian
north from his latest album,
Ravensburg. (020 7439 0747) tonight
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THEATRE
Bat Out of Hell
DOMINION THEATRE, LONDON W1
Jim Steinman’s original concept
for the songs on Meatloaf’s Bat
Out of Hell albums was for a
musical based on Peter Pan. Now
he’s turned them into a stage show
and the result is a gloriously over
the top rock opera: part musical,
part gig, it’s loud, it’s exhilarating
and it blows your socks off. What
he lacks as a playwright, he makes
up for as a songwriter, and the
walls of noise, with their witty,
knowing lyrics, are here turned up
to 11. (0845 200 7982) to 27 Oct
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Chance
Opening
this week
THEATRE
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
THEATR CLWYD, MOLD
The Lyric Hammersmith/Filter
touring production of the Bard’s
comedy. (01352 701521) opens Tue
Mary Stuart
POP
The Streets
ARTS THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE
BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON SW9
A tour of Robert Icke’s
extraordinarily gripping,
edge-of-your-seat Almeida
staging of Schiller’s great play,
with Juliet Stevenson and Lia
Williams, dressed in identical
outfits, flipping a coin at the
beginning of each performance to
decide who plays Elizabeth I and
who plays Mary. It’s a remarkably
satisfying achievement.
(01223 503333) to Sat
Three nights in Brixton for Mike
Skinner’s return to the Streets.
(gigsandtours.com) opens Wed
DANCE
Matthew Bourne’s
Highland Fling
PICKAQUOY CENTRE, KIRKWALL
Scottish Ballet dance Bourne’s
“Romantic wee ballet”.
(01856 879 900) opens Wed
VARIOUS VENUES, LONDON
With Cuban-Iranian quartet
Ariwo at Village Underground
(tonight), Buena Vista’s Eliades
Ochoa at the Albert Hall (Wed)
and the mighty Orchestra
Baobab at the Barbican (Fri).
(comono.co.uk/la-linea) to 30 Apr
POP
WATERSTONES, GOWER ST,
LONDON WC1
Manic Street Preachers
A week of events centred around
the Baileys Prize shortlist,
announced today, including
sessions with Lily Cole, Jenny
Trust the Manics to find the sharp
edges in nostalgia. Echoes of their
90s anthemic peak reverberate
through Resistance Is Futile, an
VARIOUS VENUES
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The Swedish instrumental
trio’s latest album, Brewed, is a
heady collection of trad tunes
and originals, on five-string
viola, 12-string guitar and the
nyckelharpa. Sage, Gateshead
(0191 443 4666) tonight; Performing
Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (01505
550550) Tue; Queen’s Hall,
Edinburgh (0131 668 2019) Thur;
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shorehamby-Sea (01273 464440) Fri
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ECONOMY
GDP may be cut in half as
interest rate rise expected
By Ravender Sembhy
The “Beast from the East” sent a chill
through Britain’s economy in the first
quarter, official figures are expected
to show this week. Analysts at the EY
Item Club are predicting that gross
domestic product could be cut in half
from 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter to as low as 0 .2 per cent when the
Office for National Statistics reveals
data on Friday.
The preliminary figures will shed
light on the economic cost of the
heavy snowfall that brought parts of
Britain to a standstill last month, and
will play a part in determining the
course for interest rates this year.
“The severe weather seen at the
end of February and the first half of
March appears to have weighed down
significantly on economic activity at
the beginning of the year,” the Item
Club said. “The EY Item Club expects
that GDP growth in the first quarter
of 2018 was dragged down to around
0.2-0.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter.”
The forecast chimes with that
of PwC and the National Institute
of Economic and Social Research,
which have also pencilled in similar
levels of reduced growth.
Retailers bore the brunt of the extreme weather. This was reflected
in official figures last week, which
showed that retail sales recorded
their biggest quarterly fall in a year.
The Bank of England’s
Monetary Policy
Committee is widely expected
to raise interest rates from 0.5
per cent to 0.75 per cent when it
meets next month.
The Item Club predicts GDP will
bounce back to 0.5 per cent in the second quarter as some of the economic
activity lost to the severe weather is
made up.
However, for the year it expects
GDP to grow by 1.6 per cent in 2018,
a downgrade from an earlier forecast of 1.7 per cent, which would have
matched 2017’s figure.
Howard Archer, chief economic adviser to the EY Item Club, described
British economic growth as “steady
but uninspiring”, and warned over
Brexit risks and a potential increase
in interest rates over 2018.
He said: “The UK economy is
chugging along at a fairly steady, but
uninspiring rate. Inflation, which
impacted consumer spending last
year, continues to drop and we expect a tight jobs market to deliver
some uptick in pay growth. Signifi-
The economy is still feeling the chill
from the ‘Beast from the East’ PA
cantly, a transitional Brexit agreement between the UK and EU has
been agreed which should also bring
some certainty to businesses and
support investment.
“However, these factors may be offset by rising interest rates, a recovery
in sterling’s value and still appreciable Brexit uncertainties.”
It is pencilling in two interest
rate rises from the Bank of England
in 2018.
BANKING
Wigan Athletic
players celebrate
promotion on
Saturday PA
Lloyds group
expected to
post profits
up to £1.8bn
By Ravender Sembhy
Quote of
the day
An industry that
boasts some of
the brightest
minds and
biggest budgets
should have
been able to rise
to the challenge
Jeremy Hunt
Health Secretary
tells technology
firms to do more to
protect children on
social media
The 30
Second
Briefing
SKY BET
The Canadian company behind the
PokerStars website has agreed to
buy Sky Bet in a $4.7bn (£3.4bn) deal
The Toronto-based Stars Group has
announced it will buy the Leedsbased firm, which owns brands
including Sky Casino and Sky Vegas,
making it the world’s largest publicly
listed online gaming company.
What is the logic behind the deal?
It is the latest in a wave of
takeovers and mergers sweeping
the industry, as companies seek
to secure dominance in a fiercely
competitive and booming market.
The threat of tighter regulation has
also driven companies into each
other’s arms.
The takeover is a continuation of
Stars Group’s move towards fastgrowing online sports gambling,
lessening its reliance on poker. Sky
Bet boasts more than 2.6 million
customers and posted revenue of
£516m in 2017 – 38 per cent up on
the year before.
What about a flotation of Sky Bet?
The move puts an end to speculation
that the majority owner of Sky Bet,
the private equity firm CVC Capital
Partners, would announce a £3bn
stock market flotation. CVC will
bank an estimated £2bn profit on the
deal, having bought an 80 per cent
stake in Sky Bet in 2015 at a reported
£800m valuation.
Why have the two companies caused
controversy?
The Gambling Commission fined
Sky Bet £1m last month for failing
to protect vulnerable customers.
David Baazov, who founded Amaya,
as Stars Group was formerly known,
is facing a trial in Canada. He was
charged with insider trading relating
to a takeover in 2014. Mr Baazov left
Amaya in 2016.
Lloyds Banking Group is on track to
post another healthy rise in profits on
Wednesday after a solid first quarter.
Analysts at UBS are pencilling in a
9 per cent rise in underlying pre-tax
profits to £2.3bn for the three months
to 31 March and bottom-line profits
up 40 per cent at £1.8bn.
The figures will also be eyed
closely for any further cash set
aside for the payment protection
insurance (PPI) saga, in particular
following Clydesdale and Yorkshire
banking group CYBG’s recent move
to put by an extra £350m following a
recent surge in claims ahead of the
complaints deadline.
The figures also come just a week
after its latest jobs cull, with 1,230
roles axed under plans to shut 49
branches nationwide.
Pre-tax profits at Barclays,
meanwhile, are set to come in
broadly flat at £1.63bn when it reports
first quarter figures on Thursday.
However, City analysts expect it
to record a post tax loss of £500m
after factoring in a $2bn (£1.4bn)
settlement with the US Department
of Justice earlier this year.
The results come at a tumultuous
time for the bank, with regulators
slapping a fine on boss Jes Staley
after finding he had breached
conduct rules by attempting to
identify a whistle-blower in 2016.
Royal Bank of Scotland will be the
last to report first-quarter figures to
the market on Friday after having
booked a bottom-line annual profit
for the first time in a decade earlier
this year.
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Media
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
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on
Monday
IAN BURRELL
Can Netflix sustain its phenomenal
growth – or will Disney deal a killer blow?
I
f you had the foresight to invest
£1,000 in the Netflix streaming service when it launched
in 2007 the investment would
today be worth more than
£72,000. In the past few days alone,
the company’s value has risen by
$10bn (£7.14bn) to a market capitalisation of $144.4bn.
It has been boosted by a surge of
subscribers and the announcement
of a new $1bn slate of European
content, including UK-based shows
from Julian Fellowes (creator of
Downton Abbey) and Idris Elba (star
of Luther).
Netflix might be boycotting
next month’s Cannes Festival but
it continues to shape the future of
film and television. It has unveiled
an innovative 30-second trailer
feature for subscribers to sample
movies and TV shows on mobile
phones in a manner designed to
suit young viewers used to swiping
and previewing on Snapchat
and Tinder.
With its 125 million global
subscribers in 200 countries, its
budgets dwarf those of the BBC
(annual income £3.8bn), which
looks longingly at the streaming
platform as a distribution partner
and revenue source.
It’s not a bad state of affairs
for a young business supposedly
threatened by a “Netflix Killer”, a
hypothetical beast that may emerge
if Disney completes its $52.4bn
takeover of 21st Century Fox and
assumes a 60 per cent controlling
stake of the streaming service Hulu
before turning on Netflix.
Will this Netflix Killer even
happen? Disney announced last
summer that it was removing its
content from Netflix – including
hits such as Frozen and the Star
Wars and Marvel franchises – and
raising the prospect that Fox
content (such as Family Guy and
Danny
Rogers
on PR and
advertising
The hunt
for fame and
its hidden
pitfalls
Knock out: Disney has said it is not trying to hurt Netflix, which relies on making original content such as ‘GLOW’ NETFLIX
Avatar) would also disappear,
post-takeover. The House of Mouse
plans its own streaming services
in sports and entertainment.
But while news of the Disney-Fox
merger (which would include
Sky) originally caused industry
observers to conclude that Netflix
was in trouble, that threat appears
to be dissipating.
Disney executive Kevin Mayer
has stated: “We are not trying to
hurt or kill Netflix.” Reed Hastings,
the Netflix chief executive, spoke
positively of Disney’s streaming
plans, saying: “I know I’ll be a
subscriber for my own personal
I
f you were creating a
fictional blog for someone
who worked for a PR
company in Manchester,
you might combine the city’s
famous Deansgate with the
Gallagher brothers and invent
Dean Gallagher.
Maybe someone has; anyway,
“A week in the life of Dean
Gallagher” has proved a surprise
media hit. The blog is on the
site of a regional marketing
and media title but last week
became a social media sensation,
culminating in a story in the
Daily Mail and a number of
tweets from the “commentariat”.
watching.” These may be the
pleasantries before the nasty stuff
begins. But it’s interesting that Walt
Disney Co’s market capitalisation
of $151.7bn has almost been
overhauled by the fast-growing
young pretender.
The question is, can Netflix
sustain its success?
For all its rapid momentum, the
streaming service – which charges
UK subscribers £7.99 a month for a
Standard two-screen package – has
amassed $6.5bn of debt.
Whether it can turn this around
depends on whether it can increase
subscribers quickly enough to
meet content costs (including the
licensing fees paid on most of its
catalogue of around 5,000 titles).
Experts are divided. Michael
Pachter, financial analyst for
Wedbush, told Business Insider that
Netflix has no obvious solution to its
relentless “cash burn”.
Netflix’s marketing is based on
“original” shows, exclusive to its
platform. This approach began with
House of Cards in 2013, followed by
women’s prison drama Orange is
the New Black, which Netflix has
renewed for a seventh season.
Colombian drug drama Narcos
arrived in 2015 and, more recently,
We are told Dean works for the
Manchester office of the giant
Weber Shandwick PR agency.
He’s in his late twenties and is an
associate director. He has also
been likened to a Mancunian
Alan Partridge, thanks to
diary comments such as: “This
business is insane. Impressive
growth. Unique. Fast paced.
There’s a lot to love.”
And, famously, “Last thought
of the day: Syria”.
Yes it’s cringeworthy,
but one can’t help but feel
sympathy for Dean. Like many
millennials working in today’s
interconnected media world,
where apparently everyone is
a “brand”, Dean wanted a bit of
fame. The trouble is that surely
he didn’t want the flak he got.
Let’s hope not anyway.
We shouldn’t be too hard on
Dean because he seems to be
hard-working and doing well
in his career. And at least he
appears to have thought a little
about the horrors in Syria, even
if it’s unwise to express it in this
way, in this context.
PR people, contrary to the
popular stereotypes, often lack
self-esteem. It is a role where
one is caught between client
and journalist, working hard
Netflix viewers have flocked to
women’s wrestling comedy GLOW
and streetwise teen drama On
My Block.
But Netflix, which is planning 700
original shows in 2018, inevitably
commissions many flops. Disjointed,
an ill-conceived comedy set in a
marijuana medical centre, was
cancelled after one season.
Netflix refused demands from
Cannes to give its films French
theatrical releases, but it doesn’t
need the festival. Last week it
specifically courted European,
Middle Eastern and African
subscribers with a Rome-based
launch of a 2018 programme of 100
projects in 16 languages.
Of these, few were from the UK.
Elba will create and star in Turn
Up Charlie, playing an eternal
bachelor with a last chance of
responsibility. Fellowes is making
The English Game, a six-part drama
of class tensions between Old
Etonians and factory workers in
the professionalisation of football in
the 19th century. In World Cup year
this recognition of football’s English
roots won’t harm the Premier
League’s international monetisation
of its coverage.
Netflix has hosted two seasons
of the sumptuous royal drama The
Crown, directed by Peter Morgan,
about the life of the Queen.
But, ultimately, UK Netflix
subscribers are not paying for
British content. “Our belief is
that great storytelling transcends
borders,” Netflix chief content
officer Ted Sarandos said in Rome,
and he is surely right. No matter
what an enlarged Disney might
do in creating its own streaming
services next year, the biggest risk
of a Netflix Killer will come from
internal failures of quality control.
Twitter: @iburrell
to influence the consensus,
and often with an inherently
resentful fourth estate quick
to tear you apart.
Having been spun the
nonsense that today “everyone
is a publisher”, millennials have
observed the trend for internet
“influencers”, with many tempted
to try to emulate the successful
ones such as Zoe and Joe Sugg.
The twist is that some soon
discover, to their shock, that the
old adage “all publicity is good
publicity” is a myth.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
42
BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 103.6* at 7368.2
Company
Price
Chg
High
3i Group
Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Evraz
Experian
Ferguson
Fresnillo
G4S
GKN
Glencore
GSK
Halma
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
917.8
1997.0
1767.2
952.8
2631.0
2071.0
4976.0
522.0
601.0
215.5
559.6
1534.4
518.2
3700.0
3966.0
666.0
241.8
2130.0
1735.0
4673.0
146.2
2496.0
1503.0
2525.0
4587.0
6825.0
2465.0
372.7
1603.0
407.3
1606.5
5630.0
1298.0
258.5
467.9
380.6
1430.0
1230.0
1736.0
701.2
611.0
2402.5
730.6
4370.0
+21.2
+82.5
+79.2
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-60.5
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2184.0
1870.0
1071.0
3387.0
2185.0
5520.0
550.0
682.5
225.5
705.5
1662.4
536.2
5643.6
4270.0
695.0
318.0
2472.0
2024.0
5435.0
213.0
2711.0
1765.9
2955.0
4691.0
7762.5
2735.5
411.3
1698.7
468.9
1708.0
5722.0
1746.0
342.6
482.3
416.9
1724.5
1341.0
1935.0
798.6
680.6
3859.0
773.0
4944.0
Low
769.5
1766.0
950.1
11.1
2386.0
1476.0
4260.0
482.2
533.5
177.3
6.3
1103.0
436.9
3553.0
3031.0
589.0
216.4
1918.5
1481.5
4427.0
119.7
2084.0
1396.5
27.0
3497.0
6445.0
2186.5
337.9
1104.0
169.8
1428.0
4427.0
1150.5
233.8
3.0
270.0
1179.4
1023.0
1258.0
619.5
529.7
2298.0
631.0
3656.0
* last week’s changes
Company
Price
Chg
High
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
4926.0
144.9
3265.0
741.6
309.0
971.8
275.2
65.7
4250.0
280.6
690.6
1298.5
2014.0
234.3
812.9
5220.0
3688.0
242.6
7305.0
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+111.0
+0.8
-38.0
+6.0
+8.7
+16.8
+4.1
-2.5
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+99.0
-0.5
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+3.3
-13.4
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+278.0
+7.6
+185.0
+20.6
5470.0
220.2
3511.0
906.0
369.8
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4371.0
397.8
890.2
2970.5
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
3728.0
259.6
8967.0
792.2
Low
3928.0
141.0
2681.0
544.0
285.3
900.2
244.3
62.2
3164.0
262.0
495.4
26.8
1684.0
203.3
733.0
3565.0
1865.0
185.5
6027.4
563.0
Markets
FTSE 100
7368.2
+103.6
FTSE 250
20220.8
+382.2
FTSE All Share
4062.3
+61.0
FTSE Eurofirst300
1497.4
+10.6
Dow Jones *
24444.0
+83.9
S&P 500 *
2668.1
+11.8
Nasdaq *
7143.3
+36.7
DAX
12540.5
+98.1
CAC 40
5412.8
Hang Seng
30418.3
-390.1
Nikkei
22162.2
+383.5
Company
Price
Chg
High
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
Shell B
Royal Mail
RSA Insur
Sage
Sainsbury(J)
Schroders
Scot Mort Inv Tst
Segro
Severn Trent
Shire
Sky
Smith&Neph
Smith (DS)
Smiths Gp
Smurfit Kappa Grp
SSE
Stan Chart
Standard Life Aber
St James Place
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
2717.0
1875.0
5742.0
5625.0
1544.0
286.3
3987.0
866.2
274.2
2497.0
2548.0
560.0
653.0
630.8
263.9
3283.0
463.2
628.2
1881.5
3821.5
1312.0
1352.0
507.8
1618.5
3136.0
1327.5
764.4
367.1
1109.5
194.0
239.4
1624.0
3872.5
717.2
210.0
4235.0
+41.0
+28.5
-42.0
-390.0
+30.5
+6.8
+202.0
-0.6
+9.4
+118.5
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-0.8
-0.8
+13.8
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+18.0
+15.6
+16.0
+18.0
+215.0
+7.5
+30.0
+6.0
+103.5
+154.0
+16.5
+30.9
-8.9
+27.0
+3.4
+5.8
+51.5
-57.0
+4.8
+3.1
+300.0
2901.0
1992.5
8255.0
8110.4
1784.0
338.8
4226.6
994.5
304.2
2579.5
2617.0
575.0
672.5
825.2
339.9
3784.0
479.2
633.0
2575.0
5021.0
1378.0
1442.0
565.0
1697.0
3254.0
1554.0
864.2
448.6
1279.5
211.9
242.7
1687.9
4557.5
1078.0
239.7
4333.0
Low
2214.0
1615.0
5540.0
4973.4
1399.0
238.2
2882.5
797.2
232.8
1982.5
2037.0
367.8
568.5
536.2
222.4
3043.0
361.1
477.3
1664.0
2940.5
11.4
1173.0
5.3
1354.0
1712.7
1176.5
678.8
349.4
1051.0
173.0
165.3
934.4
3678.5
648.6
190.1
3499.9
+97.8
TRANSPORT
FINANCE
Protest to mark
two-year dispute
Euro clearing in
City ‘risky’ for EU
Commuters, disability
campaigners and politicians are
to join union leaders at a protest
to mark the second anniversary
of the bitter disputes over
the role of train guards. The
Rail, Maritime and Transport
union is organising the event
in Westminster on Wednesday,
marking two years of the
dispute on Southern Railway.
Germany has ramped up the
rhetoric in the battle to wrench
euro clearing from London
after Brexit. Tarek Al-Wazir,
economy minister for the
German state of Hesse, where
the country’s financial centre,
Frankfurt, is situated, said the
concentration of euro clearing
in London was “risky” for the
European Union.
TECHNOLOGY
TRADE
ZTE at risk after
breaking US rules
Mexico and EU
update trade deal
ZTE Corp, one of China’s
biggest tech companies, says it
is taking steps to comply with
a ban on US technology and is
seeking a solution to an issue it
says threatens its survival. Last
year state-owned ZTE admitted
shipping equipment to Iran and
North Korea in violation of US
rules, and agreed a penalty of
$1.19bn (£850m).
Mexico and the European
Union reached a deal to update
their nearly 20-year-old free
trade agreement on Saturday,
including the elimination
of tariffs on a number of
Mexican agricultural products.
President Enrique Peña Nieto
has begun a five-day tour of
three European nations with a
visit to Hanover in Germany.
WHAT THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAID
Anger at perks for
Metro Bank chief
EU Leavers ‘may
have abused data’
Metro Bank is facing investor
anger at the use of company
money to fund the lavish
lifestyles of its chairman and his
wife. Vernon Hill has been using
his £120,000-a-year company
expense account to help pay for
private jet trips and towards
renting a flat in Mayfair.
An ex-director of Cambridge
Analytica told Parliament last
week that she believed the
Leave.EU campaign, headed
by Nigel Farage, may have
breached data protection
laws by using people’s private
information gathered from
price comparison websites.
The Sunday Telegraph
The Observer
Whitbread may
accept break-up
AA accused of sex
discrimination
Whitbread is expected to open
the door to a break-up of the
group this week. Chief executive
Alison Brittain is thought to be
not “philosophically opposed”
to Whitbread spinning off
the Costa Coffee chain from
its Premier Inn hotels, amid
pressure from activist investors.
Two women who held senior
posts at the AA breakdown
company are claiming they
suffered discrimination when
they became pregnant. Lucy
Burnford and Sally Matthews
spoke out against the AA. The
GMB union said it had handled
multiple bullying complaints.
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OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
Facebook to
reveal damage
Capita to confirm
sale of businesses
Facebook will announce its
first-quarter figures after US
markets close on Wednesday
– the first results the social
media firm has released
since being engulfed in a data
privacy scandal. Investors will
be looking for signs that the
business has been hurt by the
backlash that has ensued.
Troubled outsourcing company
Capita will ask shareholders
for £700m this week in a bid to
shore up its balance sheet. New
chief executive Jon Lewis is
expected to confirm it will sell
a host of “non-core” businesses
as part of a turnaround plan.
Capita will also publish delayed
full-year results on Thursday.
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i MONDAY
23 APRIL 2018
In Saturday’s
ECONOMY
Confidence creeps up but
consumers remain wary
By Vicky Shaw
Consumer confidence improved
slightly in the first quarter of
2018 but people’s perceptions remain negative overall, a report
has found.
The Deloitte Consumer Tracker
said overall consumer confidence
improved to reach a reading of
minus 6 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, up one percentage point
from a reading of minus 7 per cent
in the final quarter of 2017.
The report said that, behind the
overall index reading, people are
feeling more upbeat about their
disposable income and levels of
debt as well as their health and
well-being, although confidence in
job security has deteriorated.
However overall consumer confidence is now at its best levels since
the fourth quarter of 2016. While
confidence remains in negative
territory, the latest findings are a
positive step from a score of minus
10 per cent in the second quarter of
2017, a low point for consumer confidence in recent years.
The quarterly survey of more
than 3,000 people across the UK
was carried out between 23 and 26
March. Ian Stewart, the chief economist at Deloitte, said: “Confidence
has crept up against a backdrop of
consumer-friendly economic conditions. Unemployment has hit a
43-year low and is stoking wage
pressures, while falling inflation
will boost consumer spending
power and has eased the pressure
for rate rises.
“The consumer picture mirrors
that of the business landscape,
with chief financial officers also
reporting an uptick in confidence
following the announcement of the
Brexit transition deal.
“It remains to be seen to what
extent consumers will continue to
exercise caution in 2018, and nottoo-distant memories of tougher
times could yet outweigh consumers’ willingness to spend.”
The report also said people are
continuing to prioritise spending on essential categories such
as utility bills, transport and food
and drink rather than discretionary spending, including going out,
furniture and electrical appliances.
People who spent less
on going out in the first
quarter of 2018 tended to say
they did so because they could
not afford it, the report found.
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Wild garlic
chickpea curry
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 49
RHYME LETTERS
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NOURISHED
LETTERS
Futoshiki
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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Killer Sudoku No 1269
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
Tomorrow
Wild garlic and purple sprouting
broccoli ragout
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many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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TRAP
Recipe taken from riverford.co.uk/recipes
RESCUE
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Rinse the rice, transfer to a saucepan,
cover with boiled water and simmer for
25 mins, until tender.
Trim and halve the leek, lengthways.
Finely slice and wash well to remove grit.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and
fry the leek on a low-medium heat for
five minutes, stirring now and then.
Deseed and chop the chilli. Drain the
chickpeas. Add the chickpeas, chilli (to
your taste for heat) and all the spices
except the garam masala. Fry for one
minute, stirring so the spices don’t stick.
Tip in the tomatoes. Half fill the empty
tin with water and add that too. Season
then simmer for 12 minutes.
Shred the wild garlic leaves and most
of the mint leaves.
After 10 minutes, add the wild garlic
and cook until wilted in, approx 3-4
minutes. Stir in the garam masala. Add
more seasoning and a good squeeze of
lemon juice, all to taste.
Drain the rice and serve with the curry,
shredded mint to garnish and mango
chutney on the side.
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SERVES 2
150g brown basmati rice
1 leek
1 chilli
1 tin chickpeas
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp cumin seeds
½tsp brown mustard seeds
½tsp ground ginger
½tsp turmeric
1 tin chopped tomatoes
50g wild garlic
10g mint
1tsp garam masala
1 lemon
mango chutney
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 1990
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to Saturday’s codeword is on page 49.
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Nasal tone (5)
Supplementary
objects (11)
Show reluctance (5)
Footballer’s
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stomach (7)
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Network (4)
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Terse (7)
Artist (7)
Scent (5)
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Simple card
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conflict (5,6)
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Sayings (6)
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Solution to Saturday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Stir, 4 Numb (Sternum), 8 Scapula, 9 Tutor, 10 Exploited, 11 Deb,
12 Gobstoppers, 16 Eve, 17 Capillary, 19 Gripe, 20 Nucleus, 21 Skip, 22 Nits.
DOWN 2 Tramp, 3 Raucous, 4 Noted, 5 Matador, 6 Part company, 7 Crib, 8 Suet,
13 Obelisk, 14 Pelican, 15 Ayes, 16 Ergo, 17 Cheap, 18 Alert.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 20;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 10; One-Minute Wijuko, page 23
Puzzle solutions See page 49 and minurl.co.uk/i
idoku Exclusive to i
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Tomorrow: Harder
Concise Crossword No 2312
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Sudoku Easier
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How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
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ABC Logic
How to play Place the letters
A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
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Word Wheel
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i racing
Pontefract’s stiff
finish should
work in favour
of Atletico
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
A string of seconds next to a horse’s
name is generally not a good sign. It
could be bad luck, it could be a temperament thing, or maybe they are
just perennial plucky losers. Whatever the reason, punters learn to avoid
them like the plague.
Atletico has been one of those horses this year, finishing runner-up on all
four starts on the all-weather – three
times in photo-finishes – since winning at Newcastle in November.
But I think he’s worth another
chance in the Rui Hotels and Resorts Handicap at Pontefract this
afternoon. Roger Varian’s (below)
sprinter tends to get behind in the
early stages and leave
himself with just
too much ground
to make up, but
Pontefract’s stiff
finish should
a l l ow h i m a
better chance
of cutting back
the speedy frontrunners with his
customary late rattle.
What’s more, he’s much better
handicapped on grass than he is on
the all-weather, a remark that doesn’t
apply to Foolaad, who has the same
elevated rating on both surfaces
following his four straight wins on
Southwell’s sand.
Punchestown’s five-day end-ofseason shindig kicks off tomorrow
with 11 Grade Ones for Willie Mullins
and Gordon Elliott to scrap over in
their fight to the finish for the Irish
trainers’ title.
Elliott, chasing his first championship, is about half a million euros
ahead of his great rival going into this
last round, but he also had a healthy
lead last year, only for Mullins to turn
it around and secure his tenth title in
a row with a massive Punchestown
top
tips
BEST BET
Atletico
(3.15pm, Pontefract)
Deserves a change of luck after
a string of near misses and this
track might help.
NEXT BEST
Sao
(3pm, Newton Abbot)
Half-brother to Frodon has the
ability to win this if change of
headgear helps him settle.
ONE TO WATCH
Pearl Swan didn’t quite last home
in the Scottish Grand National,
but has a nice prize in him.
NEWS
2-27
H E X H A M SOFT-GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES
3.20
TOTESPORT.COM FOR EXACTA BETS HANDICAP
HURDLE (CLASS 3) £13,300 added 2m 4f
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1/41211 P-45PP
ONLY ORSENFOOLSIES M Hammond 9 11 12 ...F O’Toole (3)
RYEDALE RACER (CD) Ruth Jefferson 7 11 9.........B Hughes
SKYWARDS REWARD M Hammond 7 11 9(7ex) ....A P Cawley
DON LAMI (BF) A Honeyball 5 11 5................................A Coleman
RHYMERS STONE Mrs H Graham 10 11 4 ... C Bewley (3) C
CAPE HIDEAWAY (CD) M Walford 6 11 1....Miss E Todd (7) C
ABSOLUTELY DYLAN (BF) Mrs S Smith 5 11 1 ..........D Cook
RANDY PIKE T Easterby 8 10 13.............Mr W Easterby (7) T
PISTOL J E Dixon 9 10 13................................................. Mr J Dixon (7)
TEN TREES (C) Sally Haynes 8 10 11.............................B J Powell
TOP CAT HENRY (D) N Alexander 10 10 10
Mr K Alexander (5) T,V
BETTING: 7-2 Don Lami, 5-1 Ryedale Racer, 6-1 Skywards Reward, Ten
Trees, 8-1 Only Orsenfoolsies, 10-1 Absolutely Dylan, Cape Hideaway,
12-1 Randy Pike, Pistol, Rhymers Stone, 33-1 Top Cat Henry.
NEWTON ABBOT
2.30
GOING:SOFT
TOTEPOOL CASHBACK CLUB AT TOTESPORT.COM
HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 2) £18,500 added 2m 5f
1
-54297 VIBRATO VALTAT Emma Lavelle 9 11 12 ......N Scholfield T
2
2-2351 MARRACUDJA (C) P Nicholls 7 11 11.....Bryony Frost (3) T
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P7P13- SOME BUCKLE (D)(BF) T R George 9 11 4 ..............N Fehily T
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4-P334 DUSKY LARK R Walford 8 11 0 ..............................T Scudamore C
5 P413P5 DREAM BOLT (CD) D Rees 10 10 9.......................................S Bowen
6
43-505 ICING ON THE CAKE (BF) O Sherwood 8 10 6....C Shoemark
BETTING: 6-4 Marracudja, 5-2 Some Buckle, 5-1 Dusky Lark, 6-1 Icing On
The Cake, 10-1 Vibrato Valtat, 25-1 Dream Bolt.
4.00
IRISH LOTTO AT TOTESPORT.COM HANDICAP HURDLE
(CLASS 4) £9,100 added 2m 6f
1
-4F342 HERE’S HERBIE Mrs S Gardner 10 11 12
Lucy Gardner (3) T
2
6121/6 RETRIEVE J Farrelly 11 11 8 ...........................................T Cannon C,T
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225312 QUIZ MASTER (D) C Tizzard 6 11 7...............................H Cobden T
4
642150 TREASURE THE RIDGE (C) M Hill 9 11 5...................J McGrath
5
941145 NATIVE ROBIN J Scott 8 11 3 ............................................N Scholfield
6
1-445 DESSINATEUR (BF) Miss V Williams 5 11 2..........C Deutsch
7
/4-1U6 CHURCH HALL Miss E Baker 10 11 2..........................J Bargary T
8 60613P CAP DU NORD (BF) Christian Williams 5 11 1... J Bowen (3)
9
3241-P BEAU PHIL (CD) J Scott 7 11 1.............................Jamie Moore H,T
10 1/P623 CHAMPAGNE GEORGE N Mulholland 8 11 0.. T Scudamore
11 3-6840 CORNISH WARRIOR N Mulholland 7 10 12 ..........N Fehily C
12 3685/2 KALMBEFORETHESTORM (CD) Mrs H Nelmes 10 10 12
Paul O’Brien (5)
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1-7757 COURT AFFAIRS J W Mullins 6 10 11............Kevin Jones (5)
14 -76768 BOLD IMAGE Miss S Smith 7 10 10...................J Sherwood (3)
15 P-324F RICHARDOFDOCCOMBE (C) Miss G Haywood 12 10 0
D G Noonan T
BETTING: 9-2 Dessinateur, 5-1 Here’s Herbie, 11-2 Quiz Master, 10-1
Kalmbeforethestorm, Native Robin, Champagne George, Cap Du Nord,
12-1 Cornish Warrior, 14-1 others.
P O N T E F R A C T GOOD TO SOFT-SOFT IN PLACES
2.40
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NAPOLEONS CASINO BRADFORD HANDICAP (CLASS 4)
£11,200 added 1m
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LE CHAT D’OR (D) M Dods 10 9 9 ................Paula Muir (7) T 4
GULF OF POETS (C) M W Easterby 6 9 7...Nathan Evans 6
LOMU (BF) K Dalgleish 4 9 7......................................P Mulrennan 3
CANDELISA (D) T Coyle 5 9 5...................................... B McHugh C 8
PIONEERING (CD) D O’Meara 4 9 5...................................D Nolan 7
SAVE THE BEES (C)(D) D Carroll 10 9 5......................K Stott 13
DAWAALEEB (D) J L Eyre 4 9 5..................................J Fanning V 5
SOCIETY RED R Fahey 4 9 4..............................................P Hanagan 2
DANCE TEACHER (D)(BF) D Elsworth 4 9 3....D O’Neill 10
BIG STORM COMING (D) J J Quinn 8 9 2.......................J Hart 12
HEIR OF EXCITEMENT K Ryan 4 9 0 ..............................S Gray 15
GIVE IT SOME TEDDY T Easterby 4 8 10..................D Allan 11
MISS SHERIDAN (CD) M W Easterby 4 8 9.....H Shaw (5) 9
FRANKSTER (CD) M Hammond 5 8 8.......P J McDonald T 1
BROTHER MCGONAGALL (D) T Easterby 4 8 7
Rachel Richardson (3) 14
BETTING: 9-2 Dawaaleeb, 6-1 Pioneering, 8-1 Dance Teacher, Give It Some
Teddy, 10-1 Gulf Of Poets, Frankster, Society Red, 12-1 Le Chat D’or, Lomu,
Heir of Excitement, 14-1 others.
3.10
RIU HOTELS AND RESORTS HANDICAP (CLASS 2)
£25,000 added 5f
1
21223- DAKOTA GOLD (D)(BF) M Dods 4 9 7........................ C Beasley 4
2
90250- EDWARD LEWIS (D) D O’Meara 5 9 6.............................D Nolan 7
3
41114- HOLMESWOOD (D)(BF) M Dods 4 9 4........P Mulrennan 11
4
31-111 FOOLAAD (D) S Bowring 7 9 4........................................K O’Neill T 8
5
01225- EL ASTRONAUTE (D)(BF) J J Quinn 5 9 2.................... J Hart 14
6
66044- HOOF IT (D) M W Easterby 11 9 1...................Nathan Evans 10
7
1-2222 ATLETICO (D)(BF) R Varian 6 9 0...............................S De Sousa 9
8
21418- INTENSE ROMANCE (D) M Dods 4 8 12....C Rodriguez (3) 13
9
2113-7 BOUNDSY (D) R Fahey 4 8 10.......................................P Hanagan 12
10 00070- ORION’S BOW (D) T Easterby 7 8 10................................. D Allan 1
11 0-2711 ZYLAN (D) Roger Fell 6 8 9.......................................................C Hardie 6
12 17110- SHOW PALACE (D0) Jennie Candlish 5 8 8........ J Fanning 5
13 -58202 POYLE VINNIE (CD) Mrs R Carr 8 8 8.............J P Sullivan C 2
14 03270- RASHEEQ T Easterby 5 8 7............................................. D Fentiman 3
BETTING: 4-1 Atletico, 13-2 Foolaad, 7-1 Holmeswood, 8-1 El Astronaute,
Dakota Gold, 10-1 Hoof It, Zylan, 12-1 Boundsy, Poyle Vinnie, 14-1 others.
Results service
STRATFORD
Going: Good to soft-good in
places on hurdle course
2.00 (2m3f98yds h’cap ch):
PRINCETON ROYALE (H Teal
7-2) 1; Champagne At Tara (11-1)
2; Savello (11-2) 3. Theo’s Charm
11-4F. 9 ran.
2.35 (2m3f98yds h’cap nov ch):
ZAMPARELLI (H Skelton 3-1F) 1;
Not A Role Model (11-2) 2; Phoebus
Lescribaa (4-1) 3. 10 ran.
3.10 (3m2f83yds h’cap hdle): BOSS
MANS LADDER (R McLernon
20-1) 1; Fizzlestix (5-1) 2; Minella
Whisper (9-2F) 3. 14 ran.
3.40 (2m70yds h’cap hdle):
LITTERALE CI (Miss A B O’Connor
9-2F) 1; Lucca Lady (15-2) 2;
Passing Call (5-1) 3. 11 ran.
4.10 (2m6f7yds nov hdle): SECRET
INVESTOR (S Bowen 9-4F) 1; My
Charity (13-2) 2; Jaunty Flyer (141) 3. 13 ran.
4.45 (3m3f119yds h’cap ch):
DYLANSEOGHAN (Miss Page
Fuller 5-1CF) 1; Boyfromnowhere
(5-1CF) 2; Goring One (9-1) 3.
Onurbike 5-1CF. 9 ran.
5.15 (2m6f125yds ch): ABRICOT DE
L’OASIS (Mr F Henderson 13-8) 1;
Billy Merriott (6-4F) 2; Mr Syntax
(10-1) 3. 7 ran.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of
£14,116.30 carried over. Placepot:
£43.80. Quadpot: £9.60.
WINCANTON
Going: Good to soft
2.15 (2m3f166yds nov hdle): BLU
CAVALIER (Mr L Williams evs F)
1; Cotswold Way (50-1) 2; Stylish
Moment (10-1) 3. 10 ran.
2.50 (2m5f82yds h’cap hdle): THE
SWEENEY (A Wedge 4-1F) 1;
Secret Door (14-1) 2; Little Miss
Poet (5-1) 3. 14 ran.
3.20 (2m4f35yds h’cap ch): BUSTER
THOMAS (N Scholfield 9-4F) 1;
Turban (11-1) 2; Bramble Brook
(8-1) 3. 6 ran.
3.50 (2m3f166yds h’cap hdle): LEX
TALIONIS (Mr Charles O’Shea
11-1) 1; Canoodle (11-4F) 2; Kastani
Beach (14-1) 3. 7 ran.
4.25 (1m7f65yds nov hdle):
DIAMOND GUY (H Cobden 2-1F) 1;
Shoal Bay (7-2) 2; Smuggler’s Blues
(7-1) 3. 14 ran.
4.55 (3m1f30yds h’cap ch): BEARS
RAILS (H Cobden 4-1) 1; Moorlands
George (12-1) 2; Twojayslad (8-1) 3.
Guerrilla Tactics 5-2F. 9 ran.
5.30
(1m7f65yds
nh
flat):
SAMARQUAND (N Fehily 5-1) 1;
Bold Plan (6-1) 2; Russian Hawk
(20-1) 3. Tidal Flow 13-8F. 12 ran.
6.00
(1m7f65yds
nh
flat):
EBONY GALE (R Johnson 28-1)
1; Larkbarrow Lad (10-1) 2;
Alrightjack (7-1) 3. Mr West Coast
7-2F. 14 ran.
Placepot: £136.10. Quadpot: £36.40.
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TENNIS
Britain denied again as
Konta and Watson lose
Great Britain narrowly missed out
on qualification for Fed Cup World
Group II once again after losing the
deciding doubles rubber of their tie
with Japan, to go down 3-2 in the promotion play-off in Miki.
Johanna Konta beat Naomi Osaka
6-3, 6-3 in the earlier singles match to
move GB 2-1 ahead and within a win
of promotion, but Heather Watson
was then beaten 7-6, 6-4 by Kurumi
Nara as the hosts levelled the tie.
Konta and Watson then joined
forces in the doubles and looked set to
lead Britain to glory when they won
the first set, only for Japanese pair
Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya to
rally for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
It was the fourth time in seven
years that Britain have lost out the
final hurdle, extending their wait to
return to the World Group. “We are
gutted,” Great Britain captain Anne
Keothavong said. “One day our opportunity will come. I’m proud of the
effort both Jo and Heather put in.”
Watson and Konta started slowly
as the Japanese duo broke in the
opening game and then held to move
2-0 ahead. The Brits rallied to win
five games in a row and while Kato
and Ninomiya stopped the rot for 5-3,
Konta closed out the set.
Japan raced into a 5-0 lead in the
Heather Watson and
Johanna Konta’s
defeat in the doubles
meant Great Britain’s
25-year wait for
promotion went on
second set before recovering from a
brief wobble and closing out the set
on their third set point to send the
match to its nailbiting conclusion.
Konta recovered from 0-40 down
in the fifth game but the Japan pair
got the vital break and served out
for 5-3 and even though Watson and
Konta saved two match points, they
could not save a third as Japan sealed
the win and promotion. PA
Results Service
ATHLETICS
LONDON MARATHON: Elite Men: 1 E Kipchoge
(Ken) 2hrs 4mins 17secs, 2 S Kitata (Eth) 2:4.49, 3
M Farah (GB) 2:6.21. Elite Women: 1 V Cheruiyot
(Ken) 2hrs 18mins 31secs, 2 B Kosgei (Ken)
2:20.13, 3 T Bekele (Eth) 2:21.40.
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Bristol Flyers 80
Worcester Wolves 78; Cheshire Phoenix 99
Leicester Riders 85. Yesterday: Glasgow Rocks
63 Newcastle Eagles 59;Manchester Giants
87 Sheffield Sharks 83;Plymouth Raiders 99
Cheshire Phoenix 105;Surrey Scorchers 102
Bristol Flyers 97;.
CRICKET
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE
Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford: Essex 150
(50.0 overs) & 313 (90.1 overs; J S Foster 69).
Lancashire 144 (47.1 overs; S R Harmer 5-46, J
A Porter 5-26) & 288 (82.2 overs; A L Davies 71, J
Clark 59, J M Mennie 56; J A Porter 4-54). Essex
(19pts) beat Lancashire (3pts) by 31 runs.
Somerset v Worcestershire, Taunton: Somerset
202 (56.1 overs; M T Renshaw 101no; E Barnard
5-52) & 255 (69.2 overs; J C Hildreth 111no; E
Barnard 6-37). Worcestershire 179 (44.0 overs;
E Barnard 50; L Gregory 4-51) & 195 (51.4 overs).
Somerset (20pts) beat Worcestershire (3pts)
by 83 runs.
Surrey v Hampshire, The Kia Oval: Surrey 211
(73.1 overs; L A Dawson 4-30, F H Edwards
4-38) & 407-9dec. (109.3 overs; O J Pope 145, B
T Foakes 81, S G Borthwick 74). Hampshire 147
(50.2 overs; H M Amla 55; R Clarke 4-39, S M
Curran 4-39) & 116-4 (42.5 overs).
Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Emerald
Headingley: Yorkshire 256 (74.1 overs; A
J Hodd 62; L J Fletcher 4-47) & 334 (108.2
overs; G S Ballance 82, T T Bresnan 68no).
Nottinghamshire 188 (46.2 overs; L R P L Taylor
57; B O Coad 4-49) & 181-8 (46.0 overs; B O
Coad 4-55).
DIVISION TWO
Northamptonshire v Warwickshire,
Northampton: Northamptonshire 147 & 218.
Warwickshire 413. Warwickshire (22pts) beat
Northamptonshire (2pts) by an innings and
48 runs.
Derbyshire v Middlesex, Derby: Derbyshire 265
(67.0 overs; G C Viljoen 60no; J A R Harris 4-68)
& 333-3dec. (110.0 overs; L M Reece 157no, B T
Slater 99, W L Madsen 52). Middlesex 157 (57.1
overs; D Olivier 4-26) & 86-3 (29.0 overs).
Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Bristol:
Gloucestershire 236 (85.4 overs; M de Lange
5-62) & 133-5 (45.0 overs). Glamorgan 526-9dec.
(153.0 overs; D L Lloyd 119, S E Marsh 111, M de
Lange 50no).
Sussex v Leicestershire, Grace Road: Sussex
438-8dec. (143.0 overs; M G K Burgess 101no, L
J Wright 88, I Sharma 66, B C Brown 64) & 11-0
(6.0 overs). Leicestershire 422-9dec. (135.0 overs;
C N Ackermann 186, M J Cosgrove 64; L W P
Wells 4-81).
DARTS
PDC EUROPEAN TOUR 4, GRAZ, AUSTRIA: 3rd
rd: M Smith (GB) bt D Van den Bergh (Bel) 6-2,
J Cullen (GB) bt M King (GB) 6-3, G Price (GB) bt
W Jones (GB) 6-3, R Cross (GB) bt S Beaton (GB)
6-5, D Gurney (GB) bt D Webster (GB) 6-3, M
Suljovic (Aut) bt C Reyes (Sp) 6-3.
GOLF
VALERO TEXAS OPEN, SAN ANTONIO: Third
Round: (USA unless stated): 203 Z Johnson 70
65 68; A Landry 69 67 67; 204 T Mullinax 74 68
62; 205 R Moore 68 67 70; 207 C Kirk 73 66 68; S
O’Hair 72 70 65; M Laird (GB) 73 65 69; J Walker71 69 67; 208 R Werenski 72 68 68; G Murray
67 69 72; 209 J Poston 72 69 68; A Putnam 73 68
68; V Taylor72 68 69; J Niemann (a) (Col) 72 70
67; B Hossler71 69 69; B Horschel68 71 70; 210
A Baddeley (Aus) 71 71 68; C Hadley 68 71 71; B
Snedeker70 72 68.
TROPHEE HASSAN II, MOROCCO: Final Round:
(Gbr & Irl unless stated): 280 A Levy (Fr) 72 69
69 70; 281 A Quiros (Sp) 67 70 72 72; 282 M Ilonen (Fin) 72 72 66 72; A Bjork (Swe) 74 69 69 70;
A Pavan (It) 75 71 70 66; J Lagergren (Swe) 68 73
71 70; 283 A Sullivan 72 72 69 70; E Van Rooyen
(SA) 68 71 71 73; 284 S-S Han (US) 70 73 74 67; J
Luiten (Nlr) 72 70 70 72; P Waring 72 69 73 70.
WOMEN’S HUGEL-JTBC CHAMPIONSHIP, LOS
ANGELES: Third Round: (USA unless stated):
204 M Jutanugarn (Thai) 68 66 70; 205 J Young
Ko (S Kor) 71 67 67; 206 I Park (S Kor) 66 71 69;
207 M Alex 67 68 72; Eun-Hee Ji (S Kor) 68 69
70; 208 C Inglis 68 71 69; M Lee (Aus) 69 73 66;
209 S Yeon Ryu (S Kor) 71 65 73; 210 P Lindberg
(Swe) 68 76 66; B Law (GB) 70 72 68; A Ashok
(India) 68 73 69.
MOTORCYCLING
WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP, ASSEN,
NETHERLANDS: Race 2: 1 T Sykes (GB) Kawasaki,
2 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki, 3 M van der Mark (Neth)
Yamaha.
NETBALL
SUPERLEAGUE: Loughborough Lightning 54
Hertfordshire Mavericks 41, Manchester Thunder 62 Surrey Storm 57, Team Northumbria 43
Severn Stars 47. Yesterday: Wasps Netball 61
Team Bath 44.
RUGBY LEAGUE
RUGBY UNION
EUROPEAN RUGBY CHAMPIONS CUP SEMI-FINALS
Leinster (24)............................38 Scarlets (9) .......................16
Leinster: Tries: Ryan, Healy, McFadden, Fardy,
Sexton. Conversions: Sexton (5). Penalties:
Sexton. Scarlets: Tries: Beirne. Conversions:
Patchell. Penalties: Halfpenny (3). Att: 48,455.
Yesterday
Racing 92 (24)........................27 Munster (3).......................22
Racing 92: Tries: Thomas (2), Machenaud. Conversions: Machenaud (3). Penalties: Machenaud (2).
Munster: Tries: Zebo, Marshall, Conway. Conversions: Hanrahan (2). Penalties: Keatley. Att: 24,574.
GUINNESS PRO14
Ulster (16) ..................................36 Glasgow (10)................... 15
Ulster: Tries: Cooney, Timoney (2), Reidy. Conversions: Cooney, McPhillips. Penalties: Cooney
(3), McPhillips. Glasgow: Tries: Gibbins, Brown.
Conversions: Russell. Penalties: Russell.
Zebre (22)....................................37 Ospreys (7)........................14
Zebre: Tries: Biagi, Bellini (3), Bisegni, Di Giulio.
Conversions: Canna (2). Penalties: Canna.
Ospreys: Tries: S. Cross, Morgan-Williams.
Conversions: S. Davies (2).
P W D L
F
A
B Pts
Glasgow
20 15 1 4 595 342 13 75
Munster
20 13 0 7 544 337 15 67
Cheetahs
20 11 0 9 580 534 14 58
Cardiff B
20 11 0 9 479 456
9 53
Ospreys
20 8 0 12 364 464
8 40
Connacht
20 6 0 14 398 467 10 34
Zebre
20 6 0 14 386 576
8 32
P W D L
F
A
B Pts
Leinster
20 14 1 5 591 327 12 70
Scarlets
20 13 1 6 495 357 11 65
Edinburgh 20 14 0 6 470 356
8 64
Ulster
20 12 1 7 514 458 10 60
Benetton T 20 11 0 9 398 429 10 54
Newport G 20 2 2 16 370 639
8 20
Southern K 20
1 0 19 358 800
7 11
BRITISH & IRISH CUP SEMI-FINAL
E Trailfinders (26).............36 Bedford (9) .......................16
Jersey (14)..................................27 Leinster A (3)................. 29
SNOOKER
BETFRED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, CRUCIBLE
THEATRE, SHEFFIELD: First Round: J Perry
(Eng) bt M Selby (Eng) 10-4; R O’Sullivan (Eng)
bt S Maguire (Sco) 10-7; A Carter (Eng) bt G Dott
(Eng) 10-8.
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP
Dewsbury 18 Halifax 46.
TENNIS
ATP MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS,
MONACO: Final: (1) R NADAL (Sp) bt K Nishikori
(Japan) 6-3 6-2.
WOMEN’S FED CUP: World Group Semi-finals:
France 2 US 3, Germany 1 Czech Republic 4.
World Group II Play-off: Japan 3 Gt Britain 2 (N
Osaka (Japan) bt H Watson (GB) 6-2 6-3; J Konta
(GB) bt K Nara (Japan) 6-4 6-2; J Konta (GB) bt N Osaka (Japan) 6-3 6-3; K Nara (Japan) bt H Watson (GB)
7-6 (9-7) 6-4; M Kato (Japan) & M Ninomiya (Japan)
bt J Konta (GB) & H Watson (GB) 3-6 6-3 6-3).
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP 1
Workington 20 North Wales Crusaders 12;
Newcastle 14 Keighley 34.
FOOTBALL FIXTURE
PREMIER LEAGUE
Everton v Newcastle (8)..................................................................
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP FIFTH ROUND
Warrington (30)................ 54 Bradford (0)........................6
Widnes (54).............................90 Coventry (0) ...................... 0
Yesterday
Doncaster (14).......................16 Featherstone (10)..... 26
Leigh (22)....................................40 London Broncos (0).. 0
Oldham (0)....................................0 Hull K R (20).....................32
Toronto Wolf (10)..............16 Barrow (12).......................12
Whitehaven (18)..................38 Rochdale (0)....................... 0
York (10).......................................22 Catalans D’s (16).........34
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SPORT
ATHLETICS
Farah finishes in
third as Kipchoge
maintains his
impressive run
Sir Mo overcomes sweltering conditions
to break Jones’ longstanding British record
Kipchoge led a loaded men’s field
that included Kenenisa Bekele, who
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya claimed ran the second-fastest marathon in
his third London Marathon title Berlin in 2016, and Farah, through
yesterday as Mo Farah, running his the midpoint in 1:01 exactly, some
first major marathon since retiring 45sec quicker than the split time
for the world record.
from the track last summer,
But as the mercury infinished third and broke
creased to 23 degrees,
Steve Jones’ 33-yearso too did the fatigue.
old British Record.
While both Kitata
Kipchoge’s victory
and Farah were
on a sweltering day
The number of years
within touching diswas the latest in a
Steve
Jones’
British
tance of Kipchoge at
career of remarkrecord for the
25k, the leader held
able ascent. He has
London Marathon
off the pair and widnow won nine out of
stood before Mo
ened the gap to 11sec
10 marathons he has
Farah broke it
down the final stretch.
contested, and he unFarah had previously run
derscored his superiority
the event back in 2014, coming
in the event as he triumphed by
eighth with a time of 2:08.21, and
a massive margin.
The 33-year-old crossed the fin- vowed to make amends. “I will be
ish line in 2hr 4min 17sec, streaks back,” he had insisted.
But it was hardly one for the ages,
ahead of the second-placed Tola
Kitata of Ethiopia, who finished and Farah’s goal of breaking the Euin 2:04.49. Farah clocked 2:06.21, ropean record was a step too far.
Farah twice struggled to find
enough to eclipse Jones’ mark of
his bottle at the feeding stations
2:07.13 set in 1985.
There had been talk that Kip- littered around the course at the
choge might challenge the world 10km and 20km marks, and seemed
record, but that seemed increasing- agitated as he ran over to the moly unlikely as temperatures soared torcycle stewards, anxiously asking
during the race despite a blistering whether he could get any water.
“It’s all about learning, I did have
start from the leading pack.
a few problems earlier in the race as
another athlete had the same bottle on the same table,” Farah said.
“When I was talking to the bike, I
was telling them to tell the table to
point at my drink.
“When you come past, you don’t
know which one is which and I
picked up the wrong bottle. I don’t
think it affected me too much. I
Great Britain’s David
think you learn and next time make
Weir won the men’s
a better plan, a better bottle, maybe
wheelchair race for an unprecan Arsenal one,” he said.
edented eighth time. Weir, 38,
He is, at least, committed to the
pipped Switzerland’s Marcel
marathon. Farah spent some three
Hug into second. ‘The end was
months in Ethiopia and trains with
tougher than last year,’ he said.
Gary Lough, the husband and coach
of Paula Radcliffe.
By Hugo Lowell
33
Clockwise from
main picture:
Eliud Kipchoge, the
winner, is flanked
by Tola Shura Kitata
and Mo Farah; Mary
Keitany was on
world record pace
before fading; the
women’s winner
Vivien Cheruiyot
GETTY, REUTERS
Radcliffe happy to leave with record
intact after another iconic marathon
Y
ou got the distinct impression that Paula Radcliffe was pleased to be
able to report on only one
record of note falling in
yesterday’s London Marathon.
The distance running legend,
who has since hanging up her
spikes become an authoritative
and outspoken commentator on
athletics for the BBC, was asked
before the brass band had even
begun the iconic (more on that word
later) theme tune how she felt about
the prospect of her world record
tumbling on the streets of London.
Mary Keitany of Kenya had been
doing the closest thing that distance
running has to trash talking since
January, about how she hoped to dip
under Radcliffe’s mark of two hours,
15 minutes and 25 seconds. “I feel I
am now in the position where I can
really attack the line,” she had roared
(OK, so it wasn’t trash-talking).
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
Briton stayed
impartial - but
there was no
hiding her relief
And when Gabby Logan asked
Radcliffe – apologetically, saying
she “hated” to bring it up – how she
would feel if her record was broken,
Radcliffe was ever so slightly
defensive over whether the Kenyan
would manage it.
“She’s a big threat, not just Mary,
but Tirunesh Dibaba as well,”
Radcliffe said. “They have the
best shot of my time. But first and
foremost she has to concentrate
on winning the race and it could go
either way.”
Radcliffe called it right: the
way it went was Keitany blew up
spectacularly having been under
world record pace for two thirds of
the race, so the Briton – who it must
be said had remained completely
impartial, as well as insightful,
during her commentary with Steve
Cram – could relax.
Instead it was Mo Farah who took
the headlines for breaking a record
– the British one, making him the
holder of every recognised distance
from 1500m upwards.
Whatever people think of Farah,
especially given his long association
– now severed completely, it is
understood – with Alberto Salazar,
who is still under investigation by
US Anti-doping, to be the fastest
man in Britain at such a range
of distances is a phenomenal
BOXING
Frampton back
to his best after
testing year
By Steve Bunce
The old magic was back on
Saturday night in Belfast when
Carl Frampton boxed rings round
Nonito Donaire in a flawless
display that often resembled
choreography.
Little Carl fell out of love with
boxing last year when his first
defeat rattled him and several
calamities away from the ring
looked like putting an early end to
his career. “It’s been a hard time,”
admitted Frampton (right), who
has a court case with his former
promoter, Barry McGuigan,
looming. “I needed my best, I
had to be sharp – it was a simple
display, I had to be disciplined in
every round.” Frampton put
on a masterclass in front
of his devoted flock to
end any doubts about
his future,.
During the last
decade Donaire has
been one of the sport’s
finest tiny battlers,
holding versions of
world titles at five different
weights. “Carl is a great fighter,
smarter than I thought and it was
an honour to share the ring with
him,” said Donaire, who
confirmed he will drop
back down in weight.
“Carl is like a wall, man,
so tough – that shocked
me.” Frampton held
world titles at superbantamweight and
featherweight and beating
Donaire means he gets
another world tile fight, at home
again, when he fills Windsor Park
in August. His opponent will be
named in the next 28 days. “That
was class tonight,” said Frank
Warren, the promoter. “I will get
him a world title fight – there are
options, I will deliver. Carl and the
city deserve it.” Frampton won
the WBO’s interim featherweight
title, a temporary belt because
Oscar Valdez, the full champion,
has a broken jaw and is unable to
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Thomas double
earns Racing final
against Leinster
amount of penalties we gave away is
something we’ll have to work on, and
it’ll be a tough task against Leinster.”
Hot favourites Leinster had done
their bit to set up a potential all-Irish
final with a similarly dominant opening 40 minutes against Scarlets in
Dublin. The only unbeaten team in
this season’s competition led 24-9 at
the break on the way to a 38-16 victory featuring tries by four members
of Ireland’s Six Nations Grand Slam
squad – James Ryan, Cian Healy, Fergus McFadden and Johnny Sexton
– plus Australia flanker Scott Fardy.
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac
said: “As hard as it is to take, you have
got to admit Leinster were very good.
Once they got into the 22 they were
very clinical and they put us under a
lot of pressure.
“I think we’ve had a really good run
to get to where we have done, in the
top four in Europe. We’ve made a lot
of gains but we’ve got to keep improving. We’ll take satisfaction once the
dust has settled, while being determined to go a step further next year.”
Wales remain without a Champions Cup finalist since 1995-96, the
inaugural year.
Gloucester and Cardiff Blues will
contest the final of the second-tier
Challenge Cup in Bilbao, on the eve
of the main event, with both teams already guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions Cup by dint of the
weekend’s results. If the standings in
Europe’s three constituent leagues
stay as they are, the winner of the
Leinster v Racing final on 12 May will
take the 20th and final Champions
Cup qualifying spot for a team from
their league.
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
Three-times champions Leinster
will meet Racing 92 in the final of the
European Champions Cup at the San
Mames Stadium in Bilbao after the
French club beat Munster 27-22 in
Bordeaux yesterday.
Teddy Thomas, the wing dropped
from the France squad during the
Six Nations Championship for his behaviour on a night out in Edinburgh,
scored two tries for Racing and would
have had a hat-trick inside the opening 21 minutes of the weekend’s second semi-final if he hadn’t tossed the
ball to his captain Maxime Machenaud in the in-goal area in a moment of
remarkably audacious slapstick.
The tries were made by heavyweight carrying by the likes of Fijianborn France centre Virimi Vakatawa
and Racing led 24-3 at half-time – the
biggest interval margin in a last-four
tie in the competition’s history.
Scrum-half Machenaud, who was
injured early in Racing’s only previous final when they lost to Saracens
in Lyon in 2016, added 12 points with
the boot.
A try by wing Simon Zebo, who
will play for Racing next season,
gave Munster hope with 17 minutes
remaining but the Irish province
were obliterated at the breakdown
and their second and third tries, by
replacement hooker Rhys Marshall
and full-back Andrew Conway, came
too late as they lost their sixth Champions Cup semi-final in a row.
“We put the foot to the floor in the
first half,” said Racing’s former Munster lock Donnacha Ryan, “but the
achievement. We hesitate to use the
word icon for Farah – he still hasn’t
come close to a world record, after
all, and his past, including training
with dopers, still harbours a ton of
questions – but the Beeb were more
than willing to use the term when
talking about the London Marathon
itself.
There was chat about iconic
landmarks, buildings, stories and
people in the build-up to the Queen
remotely starting the race by way of
a massive button on her front lawn
at Windsor Castle. (By the way, it is
funny how the death-schlep through
Poplar, Limehouse and Wapping
between miles 20 and 22 is never
mentioned when the “iconic” nature
of London is mentioned.)
But the network should be
applauded for the coverage in
general. The commentators were
even-handed, provided insight
that satisfied athletics nerds and
casual fans alike – and conveyed
the emotion attached to running
26.2 miles in a way we could all
understand.
And Radcliffe could go home
last night knowing she was still the
fastest.
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LEFT TO RIGHT:
late; yearn; crease;
save; create; crave;
make; maze; craze;
snake; fad; snare;
had; boa; fed
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OTHER WORDS big,
bin, blur, brig, brim,
bring, bug, bun, bung,
burn, climb, club,
crib, crumb, cub,
cubing, curb, curbing,
glib, grub, limb, nib,
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Talking Points
What we took away
from the weekend
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There’s life beyond the Premier –
but not on the radio, apparently
There were compelling stories in
the Championship on Saturday.
Wolves’ title celebration at Bolton
and Sunderland’s relegation both
deserved live broadcast
and there was a handy
window between Liverpool
v West Brom and the
FA Cup semi-final.
5 Live doesn’t have
EFL broadcast rights
and talkSPORT had
an around-the-grounds
service, but to have Crystal
Palace v Watford as the only
3pm radio option seemed
like Premier League myopia.
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Full marks to the English kid now
lighting up the Bundesliga
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A tale of the unexpected as Warnock
gets his Bluebirds flying again
I may have been guiltier than most
in underestimating Cardiff City’s
fortitude under Neil Warnock
(below). After the Bluebirds lost
1-0 to Aston Villa on 10 April and
dropped out of the automatic
promotion places I thought
their challenge would falter
even more from there.
Instead, they seem to have
rebounded from that defeat
by dousing Fulham’s rocketfuelled challenge. After the
2-1 win against Forest on
Saturday evening, they don’t
have the look of a team that’s
going to falter again.
A perfect opportunity missed by
race organisers and TV chiefs
Jadon Sancho scored his first
goal for Borussia Dortmund
on Saturday, against Bayer
Leverkusen, but his role in the
team’s third was more startling.
Sancho (below) controlled a
long pass with the outside of his
boot before providing a delicious
assist for Maximilian Philipp. The
18-year-old deserves credit for his
bravery in pursuing a
career abroad.
Does a bike race make a noise if no
one is there to see it? At a concise
136km, yesterday’s women’s
Liège-Bastogne-Liège would
have been perfect for TV. Instead
those interested had to follow via
updates on Twitter – because ASO,
the race organiser, had not made
the race available for broadcast. Or
hadn’t found a willing broadcaster.
Women’s cycling can’t thrive in a
vacuum.
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Chris Froome ended the Tour of
the Alps fourth, a promising result
ahead of the Giro d’Italia in May.
That race shapes up to be an epic,
with Froome, Fabio Aru, Thibaut
Pinot and Miguel Angel Lopez
all in reasonable form. But – and
this is the shame – every race
Froome rides between now and the
conclusion of his doping case has a
hollow feel, for us if not for him.
What happened to the bright
future of English football’s most
controversial club, MK Dons?
A 4-0 defeat to Southend surely
dropped them into League Two
and led to the departure of boss
Dan Micciche. They are searching
for a third manager in 18 months
and will probably begin next
season a division below
AFC Wimbledon.
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The case of Amir Khan makes
one realise why boxing managers
are referred to as “promoters”.
Sure, this is deadly serious sport
but it’s also showbusiness – how
else could Khan (below) return
from two years out, work for 39
shockingly violent seconds then
earn – potentially – a British
super-fight with Kell Brook
that will gain national, if not
international, interest?
Mark Selby’s defeat to Joe Perry
(above) in the first round of the
World Snooker Championship
wasn’t the first time a tournament
favourite has been knocked out
early at The Crucible – and it won’t
be the last, because the difference
in quality between the world
Nos 1 and 22 isn’t nearly as
wide as the rankings would
suggest. And that is a good
thing.
Contenders heading for the Giro in
form, but Froome case casts shadow
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the heart grow eager for violence
MK Dons and out – the club with
a bright future behind them
Surprises and egalitarian nature
are crucial to snooker’s appeal
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CRICKET
Porter stars as
champions
Essex get off
the mark
Jamie Porter’s four-wicket haul
edged Essex to a 31-run victory
over Lancashire as the champions
registered their first win of the
new Specsavers County Championship season.
Porter took 4 for 54 at Chelmsford to deny the visitors with Alex
Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe
Mennie all posting half-centuries
to get their side within touching
distance.
L e w i s G r e g o r y, T i m
Groenewald and Josh Davey
bowled Somerset to an 83-run victory over Worcestershire. Having
set the visitors 279 to win, Gregory took three for 35, Groenewald
three for 51 and Davey 2 for 49 as
they were dismissed for 195 my
mid-afternoon at Taunton.
Ollie Pope and Amar Virdi put
Surrey within sight of a crushing
win over Hampshire.
Pope’s 145 allowed his side to
declare their second innings at
407 for 9, setting Hampshire 472
to win.
By stumps, they were 116 for
4 with Sam Northeast on 14 and
Rilee Rossouw on 19 after Virdi
had trapped both James Vince
and Hashim Amla leg before in
the space of five balls.
Ben Coad bowled Yorkshire to
the brink of victory over Nottinghamshire after Gary Ballance’s
82 and an unbeaten 68 from Tim
Bresnan had laid the platform.
The visitors embarked upon
their second innings needing 403
to win, but ended the day on 181
for eight with Coad having helped
himself to four for 55.
In Division Two, Ryan Sidebottom plundered 10 wickets in the
match as Warwickshire routed
Northamptonshire by an innings
and 48 runs at Northampton.
Sidebottom, who claimed six
for 35 in the first innings, added 4
for 61 in the second to bowl out the
home side for 218.
Resuming at 41 for nought, Rob
Newton with 46 and Adam Rossington with 58 provided some
resistance, but Warwickshire’s
first-innings total of 413 proved
decisive. PA
Jamie Porter helped Essex to their
first win of the season
FOOTBALL: FA CUP SEMI-FINAL
Mourinho has what it takes
to lift the Cup, and expects
to be ‘killed’ if he doesn’t
Jose Mourinho
makes a point to
his striker Romelu
Lukaku GETTY
Jack Pitt-Brooke and Miguel Delaney on a semi-final
decided by United’s resilience and Spurs’ character flaw
Jose Mourinho claimed it was
because of his own high standards
that he is “killed” by his critics when
Manchester United do not win.
After a semi-final victory that
could lead to his third trophy in two
years, Mourinho said lifting silverware was the only way to silence his
critics. “When I don’t win you kill
me,” he told the press after United’s
2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.
“Because I almost do that all the time,
when I don’t do it, you kill me. Which
you are ready to do if I don’t win the
final.”
Before the 19 May return to Wembley, however, Mourinho is desperate
to confirm second place in the Premier League. “In this moment, I don’t
even think about next season, or the
[FA Cup] final,” he said. “I think about
[next week’s game against] Arsenal
because we need one point to finish
top four, and we need seven points to perceptions of their season, the first
finish second. And we deserve to fin- under Pochettino that has not shown
ish second. We have to finish second.” statistical improvement. That is why
United and Mourinho had done they really needed to win the FA Cup.
what they have for most of their hisSuddenly there is a sense of platory by displaying the resilience to teauing – in the long term as in the
win a big game, while Tottengame itself, which they began
ham and Mauricio Pochetbrilliantly. Pochettino’s
tino had done what they
team were so dominant
have for most of theirs
they could have been
by losing one.
out of sight within 20
United are in the
minutes.
Tottenham have
form to win the Cup.
The contrast was
lost
a
record
eight
They have the resilconspicuous for the
successive FA Cup
ience – and the convicopening goal. As Paul
semi-finals
tion, as displayed by
Pogba strolled back,
Ander Herrera’s brilChristian Eriksen ran
liant matchwinner.
onto a perfect Davinson
Mourinho was right: he
Sanchez ball and his own
knows how to win. Pochettino
supreme delivery was met by the
was wrong. The Spurs boss had said purpose of Dele Alli.
winning the FA Cup “won’t change
But then United – especially Pogba
our lives”, but failing to does change – woke up. Reinforced by muscle,
the French star’s languidness suddenly became a virtue. He brushed
the oddly under-performing Mousa
Dembélé off the ball before clipping a
sublime cross to Alexis Sanchez, who
took the chance brilliantly.
United were now stifling Spurs,
principally through winning most
of the big 50-50s. There was proper
conviction to United now, and there
certainly was to Herrera’s finish –
though the ball went under Michel
Vorm, that was probably down to the
purity of the strike.
Not every defeat is a bottle job, but
this one was. Losing to the better
team is a defeat, but being the better
team and losing is a bottle job.
Dele Alli’s superb opener was not enough to give Spurs the win they craved GETTY
Often in the past Spurs’ failures
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have been put down to character,
when in fact they were just not good
enough. But this Tottenham team
was good enough to win this game, as
they showed in the first 20 minutes.
What was so frustrating for them
– and we have seen this before – is
that when big moments went against
them, they froze. The equaliser, after
Dembélé lost a 50-50, hit Spurs’
Premier League Saturday’s action
WEST BROM 2-2 LIVERPOOL
WATFORD 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
Fit-again Ings ends long wait
as Salah equals goals record
‘I’m no diver, they’re all just
out to get me,’ insists Zaha
Newly crowned PFA Player of
the Year Mohamed Salah’s 31st
Premier League goal drew him
level with Alan Shearer (1995-96),
Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08)
and Luis Suarez (2013-14) as
highest scorer in a single
PL season. But Liverpool
manager Jürgen Klopp
was just as pleased with
Danny Ings’s first for two
and a half years.
Ings (right) has fought
back from serious injuries to both
knees which restricted him to
only 11 appearances in his first two
seasons at the club. And Klopp
said: “It was always clear that
when Danny is fit, healthy and can
Wilfried Zaha claimed he had
an undeserved reputation as a
diver after he was booked for a
fourth time in three seasons for
simulation.
The Crystal Palace
striker had already had
one penalty appeal
turned down when he fell
under Adrian Mariappa’s
challenge and was booked
by referee Chris Kavanagh.
“It was definitely a penalty.
I was so shocked when the ref told
me it was a dive,” Zaha (above) said.
“What was funny was after the
game – even though it makes no
difference – he [Mariappa] has
gone, ‘I’ll be honest, Wilf, it was
keep the intensity in training –
which he has been doing now for a
long time – he will score goals.”
Ings will be back on the bench
tomorrow as Roberto Firmino
returns to face Roma in the
Champions League semifinal first leg at Anfield.
Goals by Jake
Livermore and Salomon
Rondon snatched a
comeback point for West
Bromwich Albion, whose
eight-year stay in the top flight is
surely almost over despite three
games unbeaten under caretaker
boss Darren Moore. “What’s gone
is gone,” Moore said. “We can’t look
back at spilt milk.”
actually a pen.’ I was happy that he
admitted that, even if I got a yellow
card when I shouldn’t have.”
Zaha added: “I see other players
dive, but I don’t see people
trying to get them banned
the way they want to get
me banned.”
Zaha accused Watford
goalkeeper Orestis
Karnezis of feigning injury
after another penalty box
clash.
“The ball’s there and I’ve just
caught him,” Zaha insisted. “It’s
not me deliberately trying to kick
him in the stomach but he was
clearly trying to get me sent off. He
just hopped up after that so he was
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Football Results
EMIRATES FA CUP SEMI-FINALS
Man Utd (1)................... 2 Tottenham (1)...........1
Sanchez 24
Alli 11
Ander Herrera 62
Att 84,667
Yesterday
Chelsea (0).................... 2 Southampton (0)...0
Giroud 46
Att 73,416
Morata 82
PREMIER LEAGUE
Watford (0)..................0 Crystal Palace (0)..0
Att 20,401
West Brom (0) .......... 2 Liverpool (1) ..............2
Livermore 79
Ings 4, Salah 72
Rondon 88
Att 24,520
Yesterday
Arsenal (0)....................4 West Ham (0)............1
Monreal 51
Arnautovic 64
Ramsey 82
Att 59,422
Lacazette 85, 89
Man City (2).................5 Swansea (0)................0
D Silva 12,
Att 54,387
Sterling 16,
De Bruyne 54,
B Silva 64, Jesus 88
Stoke (1)..........................1 Burnley (0).................1
Ndiaye 11
Barnes 62
Att 29,532
P W D L F A Pts
Man City
34 29 3 2 98 25 90
Man Utd
34 23 5 6 65 26 74
Liverpool
35 20 11 4 80 37 71
Tottenham
34 20 8 6 66 31 68
Chelsea
34 19 6 9 59 34 63
Arsenal
34 17 6 11 66 46 57
Burnley
35 14 11 10 35 32 53
Leicester
34 11 11 12 49 47 44
Everton
34 11 9 14 39 54 42
Newcastle
33 11 8 14 35 42 41
Bournemouth 35 9 11 15 41 58 38
Watford
35 10 8 17 42 60 38
Brighton
34 8 12 14 32 47 36
Crystal Palace 35 8 11 16 36 54 35
West Ham
34 8 11 15 42 63 35
Huddersfield 34 9 8 17 27 54 35
Swansea
34 8 9 17 27 51 33
Southampton 34 5 14 15 33 53 29
Stoke
35 6 11 18 32 65 29
West Brom
35 4 13 18 29 54 25
rhythm. United’s second, a fine fin­
ish after four defensive errors, killed
them off. Despite controlling posses­
sion they did not create a single seri­
ous chance in the second half. All the
speed, verve and power had drained
out of their game. They were left, on
their biggest day in years, blindly
going through the motions.
Pochettino’s philosophy and
process have taken Spurs from the
Europa League to the Champions
League, from chaos to contending,
from the second team in north Lon­
don to the first. But big games are
decided by moments more than proc­
ess. The fact Spurs could and should
have won this makes their mental
block more infuriating than ever.
Afterwards Pochettino raised the
Spurs
were good
enough to
win. Being
the better
team and
losing is a
bottle job
possibility of playing young players
in next year’s FA Cup, having put
so much into this year’s campaign
only to fall again at the penultimate
hurdle.
“I am thinking to play with kids the
next time,” he said. “I’m sure it will be
fantastic for experience and every­
thing. Then we stop to arrive in this
situation.” THE INDEPENDENT
CHAMPIONSHIP
Coleman frustrated by lack of communication
By Michael Walker
In the aftermath of Sunderland’s
relegation to League One on
Saturday after losing 2-1 at home
to Burton Albion, manager Chris
Coleman has re-iterated his desire
to stay at the Stadium of Light,
but the 47 year-old former Wales
coach is as uncertain as any at the
Stadium of Light.
Appointed in November,
Coleman (right) is yet to speak to
Sunderland’s owner Ellis Short. It
is a peculiar situation.
Short wants to sell but has
no buyer. The Texan billionaire
continues to fund a club at
least £140m in debt and losing
approximately £3m a month, and
which is about to have its revenue
chopped again in the third tier.
Coleman wanted experienced
players signed in January to avoid
this scenario – “You don’t go into
a dogfight with kittens,” he said –
but signings were not forthcoming
and even communication between
chief executive Martin Bain and
Short has decreased.
“It has not been easy to be
honest,” Coleman said of his
non-contact with Short.
“I have not witnessed anything
like this before, where I have
never spoken to a chairman.
Fifteen years I have been a
manager and I have had huge
arguments with various chairmen
because I wanted one thing and
they wanted another. That is
football, that is normal. But
to have no conversation with
him at all is bizarre. That is
strange.”
Two years ago tomorrow
Sunderland drew 0-0 with
Arsenal in front of 45,000 at
the Stadium of Light, part
of a six-game unbeaten run
at the end of the season under
Sam Allardyce that hinted at a
brighter future.
But in 24 months Sunderland
have swapped the Premier
League for League One and
supporters have walked away in
their thousands. Next season,
Sunderland have already
announced they will close the
top tier at the 49,000-capacity
stadium.
Coleman spoke of players
leaving and loans being
ended but Sunderland
have some high earners
such as Jack Rodwell,
Didier N’Dong and
Wahbi Khazri on
long-term contracts.
Rodwell, for one, does
not have a relegation
clause in his. He could
earn £73,000 per week in
the third division.
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham (1) ....... 2 Sheff Utd (1)................1
Roberts 32
Duffy 7
Maghoma 69
Att 23,579
Bolton (0)......................0 Wolves (2)....................4
Douglas 16
Afobe 45, Jota 53
Att 19,092
Coady 66 (pen)
Brentford (1).............. 2 QPR (1)............................1
Canos 16
Sylla 45
Jozefzoon 69
Att 12,367
Bristol City (2) ..........5 Hull (1) ............................5
Pack 37
Wilson 16, 72
Diedhiou 40, 53
Fielding 56 (og)
Reid 64, Bryan 90
Hernandez 80
Att 21,136
Campbell 87
Cardiff (1) ...................... 2 Nottm Forest (0)....1
Morrison 35
Bridcutt 50
Gunnarsson 74
Att 21,310
Derby (0)........................1 Middlesbrough (1) 2
Nugent 90 (pen)
Besic 20
Assombalonga 70
Att 28,096
Ipswich (0)....................0 Aston Villa (1)...........4
Hourihane 25
Grabban 57, 78
Att 20,034
Lansbury 82
Leeds (1).......................... 2 Barnsley (1)................1
Pearce 17
O’Connor 36 (og)
Alioski 50
Att 30,451
Preston (0)...................0 Norwich (0).................0
Att 13,038
Sheff Wed (1) ..............3 Reading (0)..................0
Forestieri 34, 73
Att 24,373
Boyd 52
Sunderland (1) .........1 Burton Albion (0) .2
McNair 34
Bent 86
Att 25,475
Boyce 90
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves
44 30 8 6 82 36 98
Cardiff
43 26 8 9 66 36 86
Fulham
44 24 13 7 76 42 85
Aston Villa
44 24 10 10 71 40 82
Middlesboro 44 21 9 14 63 43 72
Millwall
44 18 15 11 55 43 69
Derby
43 18 14 11 62 45 68
Brentford
44 18 14 12 61 49 68
Preston
44 17 16 11 54 45 67
Bristol City
44 17 15 12 65 55 66
Sheff Utd
44 19 9 16 59 52 66
Leeds
44 16 9 19 56 62 57
Norwich
44 14 15 15 46 54 57
Ipswich
44 16 8 20 51 58 56
Sheff Wed
44 13 14 17 54 59 53
QPR
44 14 11 19 55 67 53
Nottm Forest 43 14 7 22 46 62 49
Hull
44 11 15 18 69 67 48
Reading
44 10 13 21 48 66 43
Birmingham 44 12 7 25 34 64 43
Bolton
44 9 13 22 36 70 40
Barnsley
43 8 14 21 45 65 38
Burton Alb
44 9 11 24 35 79 38
Sunderland
44 6 16 22 48 78 34
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
AFC W’don (1)............ 2 Oldham (0)...................2
Meades 10
Nazon 50, 74
Pigott 68
Att 4,850
Doncaster (0).............0 Oxford Utd (0) ..........1
Att 8,255
Henry 63
Fleetwood T (0)........0 Wigan (2).......................4
Power 33
Massey 37, Burn 57
Att 3,836
Dunkley 66
Gillingham (0)...........0 Blackpool (2)..............3
Vassell 28
Delfouneso 33
Att 5,580
Mellor 83
Northampton (1) .... 2 Plymouth (0).............0
O’Toole 42
Att 6,868
Vyner 61 (og)
Portsmouth (0)........0 Charlton (1) ................1
Att 19,210
Ajose 40
Rochdale (1).................1 Bradford (0)...............1
Done 41
Wyke 90
Att 4,365
Rotherham (1)........... 2 Bristol Rvrs (0) .......0
Smith 9, Lavery 90 Att 8,579
Scunthorpe (0).........1 Walsall (0) ...................0
Yates 76
Att 4,083
Shrewsbury (1) ........1 Bury (0)..........................1
Eisa 13
O’Shea 66
Att 5,735
Southend (2)...............4 M K Dons (0)...............0
Robinson 23, 31, 76 Att 7,546
McLaughlin 62
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan
43 28 9 6 86 27 93
Blackburn
43 26 12 5 79 38 90
Shrewsbury
43 24 11 8 56 36 83
Rotherham
44 23 7 14 71 51 76
Charlton
44 19 11 14 57 50 68
Scunthorpe
43 17 16 10 60 49 67
Plymouth
42 18 10 14 53 50 64
Portsmouth
44 19 6 19 55 55 63
Peterborough 43 16 13 14 65 55 61
Blackpool
44 15 14 15 59 53 59
Bradford
42 17 7 18 53 63 58
Bristol R
43 16 8 19 58 64 56
Southend
43 15 11 17 53 62 56
Doncaster
42 13 15 14 52 50 54
Fleetwood T 44 15 9 20 57 66 54
Oxford Utd
44 14 11 19 58 63 53
Gillingham
44 12 16 16 44 52 52
AFC W’don
43 13 11 19 44 55 50
Walsall
43 12 12 19 51 63 48
Oldham
43 11 15 17 56 70 48
Rochdale
43 10 17 16 46 54 47
Northampton 44 12 10 22 41 74 46
MK Dons
43 10 12 21 42 65 42
Bury
44 7 11 26 38 69 32
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ...................... 2 Newport Co (0)........0
Cambridge U (1) .......4 Cheltenham (2)........3
Carlisle (1).....................1 Luton (0).......................1
Crewe (0).......................1 Morecambe (0)........0
Exeter (1)....................... 2 Crawley Town (1)..2
Forest Green (1).......4 Chesterfield (1)........1
Lincoln City (0) ........ 2 Colchester (0)...........1
Mansfield (0)..............1 Port Vale (0)...............1
Notts County (1) .....4 Yeovil (0).......................1
Swindon (0) ................0 Grimsby (1).................1
Wycombe (0)..............0 Accrington St (2)....4
P W D L F A Pts
Accrington S 43 28 6 9 74 41 90
Luton
44 24 12 8 91 45 84
Wycombe
44 22 12 10 76 59 78
Exeter
44 23 8 13 62 51 77
Notts County 44 21 13 10 70 46 76
Lincoln City
43 19 14 10 59 44 71
Coventry
43 21 8 14 56 42 71
Mansfield
44 17 17 10 63 49 68
Swindon
44 19 7 18 64 65 64
Carlisle
44 16 15 13 59 52 63
Colchester
44 16 13 15 53 51 61
Cambridge U 43 16 12 15 50 58 60
Crawley T
44 16 10 18 56 63 58
Newport Co
42 14 15 13 51 54 57
Stevenage
44 13 13 18 57 63 52
Cheltenham
44 13 12 19 65 65 51
Crewe
44 15 5 24 58 73 50
Port Vale
44 11 14 19 48 60 47
Yeovil
43 12 10 21 56 71 46
Forest Green 43 13 7 23 53 71 46
Grimsby
44 11 12 21 37 65 45
Morecambe
43 9 17 17 41 55 44
Barnet
44 10 10 24 42 65 40
Chesterfield
43 9 8 26 45 78 35
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Dundee (1) .................... 2 St Johnstone (0) .....1
Moussa 1, 88
MacLean 85
Att 5,592
Hibernian (1).............. 2 Celtic (0)........................1
Maclaren 24
Edouard 87
Slivka 80
Att 19,886
Kilmarnock (0) .........0 Aberdeen (1) ..............2
McLean 37
Logan 59
Att 5,067
Partick (0)..................... 2 Hamilton (1)...............1
Doolan 64
Templeton 43
Edwards 72
Att 3,839
Ross County (0).......0 Motherwell (0)........0
Att 3,879
Yesterday
Rangers (0) .................. 2 Hearts (0) .....................1
Cummings 47
Berra 71
Candeias 64
Att 47,272
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic
34 22 9 3 65 23 75
Rangers
34 20 5 9 69 39 65
Aberdeen
34 20 5 9 52 36 65
Hibernian
34 17 11 6 51 36 62
Kilmarnock
34 15 10 9 45 41 55
Hearts
34 11 13 10 36 32 46
Motherwell
34 10 9 15 36 43 39
St Johnstone 34 10 8 16 33 49 38
Dundee
34 9 6 19 33 54 33
Hamilton
34 8 6 20 44 62 30
Partick
34 7 7 20 28 58 28
Ross County 34 6 9 19 38 57 27
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Dumbarton 2 Falkirk 5; Inverness CT 2
Dunfermline 2; Livingston 3 Brechin 0;
Queen of South 3 Dundee Utd 0; St Mirren 2 Morton 1.
Leading Positions: 1 St Mirren P 35 pts
74, 2 Livingston (34-62), 3 Dundee Utd
(35-58), 4 Dunfermline (35-56), 5 Inverness CT (34-51), 6 Morton (35-50).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Albion 1 East Fife 0; Arbroath 2 Airdrieonians 0; Forfar 1 Queen’s Park 1; Stranraer 0 Raith 3. Yesterday: Alloa 2 Ayr 1.
Leading Positions: 1 Raith P 35 pts 74, 2
Ayr (35-73), 3 Arbroath (35-59), 4 Alloa
(35-59), 5 Stranraer (35-50), 6 East Fife
(35-42).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Annan Athletic 3 Stirling 1; Berwick 1
Cowdenbeath 0; Edinburgh City 1 Clyde
3; Elgin 0 Peterhead 1; Stenhousemuir 0
Montrose 2.
Leading Positions: 1 Montrose P 35 pts
76, 2 Peterhead (35-73), 3 Stirling (35-54),
4 Stenhousemuir (34-52), 5 Clyde (35-51),
6 Elgin (35-48).
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
AFC Fylde 1 Solihull Moors 1; Aldershot 1 Barrow 1; Bromley 3 Boreham
Wood 2; Chester FC 1 Maidstone Utd 3;
Dag & Red 1 Maidenhead Utd 0; Dover
3 Gateshead 2; Eastleigh 0 Macclesfield
2; Ebbsfleet United 0 Sutton Utd 1; FC
Halifax 0 Tranmere 2; Guiseley 1 Woking 2; Hartlepool 1 Torquay 1; Leyton
Orient 1 Wrexham 0.
Leading Positions: 1 Macclesfield P 45
pts 89, 2 Tranmere (44-82), 3 Sutton Utd
(45-76), 4 Aldershot (45-75), 5 AFC Fylde
(45-72), 6 Boreham Wood (45-72).
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WOMENS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Chelsea and City’s
European dreams
left in the balance
midfield control and drew level
when Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir
English clubs’ two-pronged at- stole in to head home Lara Dicktempt to end the Franco-German enmann’s 16th-minute cross. The
dominance of the Women’s Cham- Lady Wolves took the lead three
pions League faltered yesterday minutes before the break. Lena
with Manchester City held at home Goessling floated in a free-kick
to a goalless draw by holders Lyon, and Maren Mjelde, jumping at the
then Chelsea were beaten 3-1 on back of a group of three players,
their own turf by German
inadvertently diverted it into
champions Wolfsburg. It
her own net.
was a sobering day for
Chelsea, watched by
the WSL’s leading two
a record crowd at their
even if City will travel
new home including
to France next week
England manager Phil
dreaming of repeating
Neville, began the seclast year’s unexpected
ond period brightly but
1-0 win there (albeit
were breached again
after a 3-1 home defeat).
by Dickenmann’s 65thWhile Chelsea will not conminute fine acrobatic volcede their focus is likely to turn to
ley following Caroline Graham
the domestic double which remains Hansen’s cross.
within their reach.
City were facing a Lyon side
It is 11 years since Arsenal be- which had won all their 28 matches
came the first, and so far only, this season, scoring 173 goals to five.
English club to reach the sport’s Manager Nick Cushing (left) repremier club competition final. called Karen Bardsley and was reWith City facing Europe’s domi- warded as the England goalkeeper
nant team optimism was centred on kept a clean sheet.
Chelsea ending that drought. The
“I’m proud because of the effort
sentiment seemed sound
and endeavour in the moments
when So-Yun Ji gave
when we were under presthem a second minute
sure,” said Cushing.
lead at Kingsmea“When you play
dow. However, the
against a team that’s
Frauen Bundesliga
the best in the world
The number of goals
champions struck
you have to expect to
Lyon
have
scored
back three times
be under pressure at
this season, winning
and look set to
times, but I thought
all 28 of their
knock Chelsea out
we put them under
matches
for the third succespressure at times. We
sive year.
had some opportunities.”
With injury, ineligibilNikita Parris volleyed
ity and suspension depriving
City’s best chance over from
Emma Hayes of five players the Jen Beattie’s knock-down while
Chelsea manager had to make sev- Mel Lawley and Izzy Christiansen
eral enforced changes and was un- spurned sharp chances. Former
able to name a full complement of City defender Lucy Bronze had a
substitutes. Fran Kirby, playing a mixed return being booked for foullone hand in attack, dispossessed ing Parris.
Noelle Maritz by the corner flag
The England defender was honand cut the ball back to Ji. Quick est about her own team. “I think
feet and a smart shimmy sent three we were very poor, especially in
defenders the wrong way as she the first half,” she said. “City played
turned and shot inside the far post. their game plan well and probably
But the visitors gradually took planned better than we did.”
By Glenn Moore
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PREMIER LEAGUE
‘The fans didn’t give
an image of unity, but
they didn’t hurt me –
I don’t want to make
stupid headlines’
Thoughtful and
diplomatic to the last,
Wenger says sport is
about more than winning
and losing, while the
supporters whose
antagonism forced him
out chant his name
Kevin
Garside
AT THE EMIRATES
ARSENAL
Monreal 51, Ramsey 82,
Lacazette 85, 89
4
WEST HAM UNITED
Arnautovic 64
1
Has a result ever meant so little to the
winning manager? Arsène Wenger
went through the motions, spoke
about the dynamic of a 4-1 scoreline
that flattered his team, the shifts and
momentum swings, about the importance of victory. He was there yet
somehow not present. Wenger looked
and spoke like a man in shock.
Swirling about his head were a raft
of emotions he had not the means to
process. That he is out of the job that
has been his life for the past 22 years
he understands well enough. But fully
comprehending what that means he
is nowhere near grasping.
From an Arsenal perspective this
stopped being about the football the
moment the news broke on Friday
morning. The brief reference to his
going in his programme notes was
presented as a segue into the stuff he
would have central to the piece, prep
for the West Ham game. Classic dis-
How the club is perceived
worldwide was for me
always a worry – kids in
Africa, in China, in America
sembling. The narrative flow over the through Marko Arnautovic. Indeed
weekend had Wenger’s departure the there were no complaints when the
work of forces within the club and be- Austrian drilled in the equaliser 10
yond his control.
minutes later.
On the touchline he cut a delicate,
The game was drifting towards a
bird-like figure, an ageing stork draw when Declan Rice inexplicably
propped up on long, thin legs.
ducked under Aaron Ramsey’s
The act of standing, of
hopeful cross. Joe Hart had
maintaining balance on
no chance in goal as the
so flimsy a foundation,
ball continued on its
looked a precarious
arc into the back of the
business. You wanted
net. Two more from
Goals scored by
to rush to offer a chair.
Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal in their last
In the opposite
turned it into a rout.
six home matches –
technical area David
Had Wenger had
victories of 3-0, 3-1,
Moyes was passiona few more days like
3-0, 4-1, 3-2
ately engaged, arms
this
he might still be in
and 4-1
waving, pointing, screama job. Not much good to
ing. Wenger sat for the most
him now. The fans who voted
part, rising episodically, silently.
him out in a poll last January were
He loved it when Nacho Monreal suddenly singing his name. “There’s
shinned in the opener from a corner. only one Arsène Wenger” chorused
Arsenal had not looked like scoring. around the Emirates. The irony. InA well-drilled West Ham kept them deed it was the image of the division
out at ease and threatened some and disruption conveyed during his
20
Alexandre
Lacazette
beats Joe
Hart to score
Arsenal’s third
goal yesterday
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Pitch invasion takes
the gloss off another
dominant City show
MANCHESTER CITY
D Silva 12, Sterling 16, De Bruyne 54,
B Silva 64, Jesus 88
SWANSEA CITY
5
0
By Mark Critchley
AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
Arsène Wenger cuts a delicate figure
on the touchline at the Emirates
yesterday, while an Arsenal fan offers
thanks for his years in charge REUTERS
last two seasons that hurt Wenger
most.
“This club is respected all over the
world. Much more than in England.
Our fans did not give the image of
unity that I want at the club. That
was hurtful. The image we gave is
not what it is and not what I like. We
can speak about sport. You have to
accept that you can lose games but
it is as well about something more,
something bigger than just winning
and losing.
“How the club is perceived worldwide was for me always a worry. Kids
in Africa, in China, in America, the
dream that you can create for children who want to play football. We
have a responsibility in that sense.
“The fans didn’t hurt me. I’m not
resentful with the fans and I don’t
want to make stupid headlines. If
my personality is in the way of what
I think our club is, then for me that
is more important than me. The fans
were not happy. I can live with that.”
It is the fate of Moyes to be present
at the end of a great career. He
knows how difficult it will be to follow
Wenger after his experience in the
lee of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. “Until you sit in this seat
no-one knows what it is like,” he said.
“He’s been in it 22 years so that tells
you how good he is.”
Wenger must somehow keep it
all together for the Europa League
semi-final against Atletico Madrid,
sandwiched in the middle of which
Arsenal
Ospina
Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Bellerin
Elneny
Xhaka
Ramsey
Iwobi
Lacazette
Welbeck
Arnautovic
Mario
Masuaku
Noble
Cresswell
Manchester City’s near-perfect
celebration of their title success is
likely to be spoiled by a Football Association charge for failing to control their supporters after a pitch
invasion followed their 5-0 win over
Swansea City.
Two early strikes, from David
Silva and Raheem Sterling,
eliminated any hope of another
surprise win for a relegation-threatened side in Manchester, a week on
from the West Bromwich Albion victory at Old Trafford that confirmed
City’s status as champions.
Kevin De Bruyne scored an
emphatic third, perhaps the best
goal of his outstanding individual
campaign. Bernardo Silva added the
fourth, converting the on rebound
from Gabriel Jesus’ penalty and
Jesus later made amends for his
miss, nodding home the fifth.
This was City’s first appearance
in front of their own supporters
since being confirmed as champions and the only downside to a
successful homecoming was the
post-match pitch invasion, which
saw fans surround players and set
off pyrotechnics.
The FA have sought observations
from City after a flare was thrown
onto the pitch during the recent
Manchester derby and Wigan
Kouyaté
Ogbonna
Rice
Hart
West Ham United
Substitutions: Arsenal Maitland-Niles (Elneny, h-t),
Aubameyang (Iwobi, 70), Chambers (Welbeck, 88); West
Ham United Lanzini (Fernandes, 60), Hernandez
(Mario, 60), Carroll (Masuaku, 86).
Booked: Arsenal Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi; West
Ham United Zabaleta, Arnautovic
Man of the match Lacazette. Match rating 8/10.
Possession: Arsenal 68% West Ham United 32%.
Attempts on target: Arsenal 8 West Ham United 4.
Referee L Mason (Greater Manchester).
Attendance 59,422.
is a trip to Old Trafford. Ever the
professional, he returned to match
issues with a report on Mohamed
Elneny, who he seemed relieved to
speak about, though the prognosis
is not good. Ankle ligaments, apparently. Looks like a long one, Wenger
said in a surreal closing moment.
STOKE CITY
Ndiaye 11
1
BURNLEY
Barnes 62
1
By Eleanor Crooks
AT THE BET365 STADIUM
Paul Lambert pinpointed
Mame Biram Diouf ’s
miss as the key moment
of Stoke’s 1-1 draw with
Burnley, which dealt
another huge blow to the
Potters’ survival hopes.
Having targeted three
wins from their final four
games, Lambert now believes nothing less than victories over Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Swansea
will prolong their decade-long stay
in the Premier League.
Stoke went ahead in the 11th
minute through Badou Ndiaye’s first
goal for the club. They should have
Manchester City
Ederson
Danilo
Kompany Laporte
De Bruyne Gundogan
B Silva
Delph
D Silva
Sterling
Jesus
J Ayew
Carroll
Ki
King
Olsson
A Ayew
Naughton
Mawson Fernandez Van der
Hoorn
Fabianski
Swansea City
Substitutions: Manchester City Touré (De Bruyne,
65), Foden (Sterling, 71), Mendy (Delph, 75); Swansea
City Clucas (Ki, 65), Bartley (Fernandez, 67), Abraham
(Olsson, 75).
Booked: Swansea City Olsson.
Man of the match B Silva. Match rating 7/10.
Possession: Manchester City 83% Swansea 17%.
Attempts on target: Manchester City 12 Swansea 1.
Referee C Pawson (Sheffield).
Attendance 54,387.
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Raheem Sterling scores Manchester City’s second goal yesterday GETTY
Lambert bemoans Diouf
miss as relegation looms
Fernandes
Zabaleta
Athletic are currently awaiting
punishment for a pitch invasion at
the DW Stadium following their FA
Cup win over City in February.
This was the 29th league win in
what has been a remarkable season
for Pep Guardiola’s champions. One
more will equal the current post1992 record of 30, set by Antonio
Conte’s Chelsea last year.
The five goals put them five more
off Chelsea’s 103 during the 2009-10
season, while the three points mean
they are just six away from collecting the most of any Premier League
side ever.
By the final whistle, however, City
were breaking another Premier
League record when their pass
count rose to 942. Yet you do not
need numbers or statistics to tell
you that this team is a historic one.
When they play like this, it is plain
for all to see.
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been two up at half-time but Diouf
(below) failed to make meaningful
contact with Moritz Bauer’s cross
while unmarked less than 10 yards
from goal and Ashley Barnes bundled
in the equaliser in the 62nd minute.
Lambert said: “We have to go to
Anfield and get a result, then play
Palace and get a result and
then go to Swansea and get
a result. We have to win.
“We got off to the perfect start and looked
great and then the
big moment - Mame’s
chance - was huge for
us. He hasn’t taken the
chance but I can’t fault him
for effort and commitment and
giving us everything.”
Burnley’s Sean Dyche said: “I reminded the players at half-time of
how tight it was, that we just had
to raise a few things, and I thought
second half we gave a good performance and I thought we were worthy
of at least a draw.”
Stoke City
Butland
Johnson Shawcross Martins
Indi
Pieters
Allen
Ndiaye
Bauer
Diouf
Crouch
Barnes
Wood
Shaqiri
Gudmundsson
Westwood
Ward
Tarkowski
Lennon
Cork
Long
Lowton
Pope
Burnley
Substitutions: Stoke City Zouma (Johnson, 59),
Ireland (Bauer, 69), Campbell (Diouf, 75); Burnley
Vokes (Barnes, 74), Hendrick (Lennon, 79).
Booked: Stoke City Pieters, Ndiaye; Burnley Barnes.
Man of the match Ndiaye.
Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Stoke City 43% Burnley 57%.
Attempts on target: Stoke City 3 Burnley 7.
Referee M Dean (Wirral).
Attendance 29,532.
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FA CUP SEMI-FINAL
Chelsea rediscover pedigree to
Jonathan
Liew
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
CHELSEA
Giroud 46, Morata 82
SOUTHAMPTON
2
0
Save the date: 19 May, Chelsea vs
Manchester United in the 137th FA
Cup final. The first final between
these two clubs since a fateful, rainsoaked night in Moscow a decade
ago. The first final between Antonio
Conte and Jose Mourinho, two of
the titans of modern coaching. And
a chance for two giants of English
football to add a silver lining to their
largely disappointing seasons.
With the Premier League noodling towards its foregone conclusion, next month’s final now stands
as the biggest fixture left in the
2017-18 domestic season. On a slowly
greying afternoon at Wembley, Chelsea booked their place in it for a second successive season, seeing off a
spirited but limited Southampton.
After a goalless first half,
Chelsea squeezed the
accelerator in the
second, Olivier Giroud scoring within
Chelsea reached
seconds of the retheir 10th FA
start and Alvaro
Cup final in the
Morata making
last 24 years
sure late on.
As much as anything, it was a vindication of Conte’s decision
to give Giroud a starting place over
Morata, letting the former Arsenal
player puncture holes in Southampton’s defence before letting Morata
loose for the final 10. But the real star
of the show was Eden Hazard, whose
man-of-the-match award was fitting
recognition for a performance in
which his enterprise, power and simple refusal to let Southampton take
the ball went a long way towards determining the pattern of the game.
Hazard could easily have scored
two or three himself, and he can expect plenty of attention from Mourinho’s side in the final. Certainly,
he will be given a sterner test than
Southampton were able to provide.
With their league status hanging by
a thread, and their Cup dream now
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Olivier Giroud
scores Chelsea’s
opening goal
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over, this has been a miserable season for Mark Hughes’s side.
Here, their tactic of keeping the
game tight and trying to nick a goal
came unstuck 20 seconds into the
second half. That was the moment
Cesc Fabregas chipped the ball into
Hazard, who leapt, plucked the ball
magnificently out of the air, kept his
balance as he changed direction, and
nudged the ball to Giroud.
TENNIS
Czechs clinch Fed
Cup final with US
Defending champions USA with
travel to the Czech Republic in
this year’s Fed Cup final after both
countries won their World Group
semi-finals. The US won 3-2 in
France, Sloane Stephens beating
Kristina Mladenovic and Madison
Keys seeing off Pauline Parmentier
in the singles, while Petra Kvitova
beat Angelique Kerber to complete
a 4-1 win for the Czechs in Germany.
The final takes place in November.
» Great Britain missout again, p47
Did you see that episode of Planet
Earth where a baby iguana is trying to escape to freedom, desperately slaloming through a terrifying
gauntlet of racer snakes, slashing
and swiping at its feet? That’s what
it felt like watching Giroud trying to
pick a route through the desperate
challenges of Cedric Soares, Mario
Lemina and Maya Yoshida. Somehow he evaded them all, tucking the
The 2018 FA Cup final
Chelsea v Manchester United
Wembley, Sat 19 May. Kick-off tba
TV BBC One, BT Sport
ball home with his right foot as he
finally collapsed to the turf.
Until that point, Southampton’s
FOOTBALL
Salah crowned PFA Player of Year
Mohamed Salah was last night
crowned PFA Player of the
Year after an explosive first
season at Liverpool.
The Egyptian has
scored 41 goals in his
debut season after he
swapped Roma for
Anfield last summer in
a £34m deal. “It’s a big
honour. I’m very happy,”
the 25-year-old (right) said.
“I’m very proud to win and
worked very hard.”
The 25-year-old saw off
competition from Manchester
City’s Kevin De Bruyne, with
the Belgian’s teammate,
Leroy Sane, crowned
Young Player of the Year.
Chelsea Ladies’ Fran
Kirby won the women’s
award, Lauren Hemp of
Bristol City securing the
young prize. The PFA’s Merit
award went posthumously
to Cyrille Regis, the former West
Brom forward who died in January.
lack of ambition had been painful to
watch. Shane Long and Charlie Austin had been largely starved of the
ball. Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor
Moses combined well to limit Southampton’s threat down the left. Now
they finally stepped forward and
showed bravery. The third quarter
was their best spell, as bright sunshine gave way to dense cloud and
Chelsea’s breezy afternoon kicka-
TENNIS
Nadal extends
record in Monaco
Rafael Nadal clinched a recordextending 11th Monte-Carlo Masters
title after brushing aside Kei
Nishikori in the final.
The Spaniard had not dropped
a set on his way to the final on
his beloved clay and was barely
stretched after swapping early
breaks with former world number
four Nishikori. Nadal triumphed 6-3
6-2, with victory ensuring he holds
on to top spot in the world rankings
ahead of rival Roger Federer.
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give Conte chance of swansong
Chelsea
Caballero
Azpilicueta
Moses
Rudiger
Cahill
Fabregas
Kante
Willian
Hazard
Emerson
Giroud
Austin
Long
Bertrand
Soares
Hojbjerg Romeu Lemina
Hoedt
Yoshida
Bednarek
McCarthy
Southampton
Substitutions: Chelsea Bakayoko (Willian, 64), Pedro
(Fabregas, 76), Morata (Giroud, 80); Southampton
Tadic (Hojbjerg, 63), Redmond (Long, 63), Gabbiadini
(Bednarek, 78).
Booked: Southampton Yoshida, Romeu, Lemina,
Hoedt.
Man of the match Hazard. Match rating 7/10.
Possession: Chelsea 56% Southampton 44%.
Attempts on target: Chelsea 5 Southampton 3.
Referee M Atkinson (West Yokshire).
Attendance 73,416.
bout gave way to stolid rearguard.
The turning point came before the
hour. Wesley Hoedt’s pass was cleverly left by Austin, leaving Long with a
clear run at goal. His first touch took
the ball out of Willy Caballero’s reach.
Unfortunately, it also took the ball out
of his own reach and sent it thudding
into a large hoarding behind the goal.
But Southampton had their tails
up. And having brought on Tiémoué
Bakayoko for an unimpressed Willian in an attempt to shore up midfield, Conte now tipped the balance
back, bringing on Pedro and Morata.
With minutes to go, Morata made the
game safe. Picking the ball up near
the touchline, Azpilicueta looked
up and did what Southampton had
been reticent to all game, and put in
a cross. Morata’s header was clean,
simple and effective. Conte allowed
himself a scream of delight. His days
at Chelsea may be numbered, but his
team had done the job.
Southampton cursed their luck as
Redmond’s low shot was saved by Caballero; they howled in protest as the
ball was bundled into the net from
the corner, only for Martin Atkinson
to blow for a foul. There was still time
for Austin to hit the post, for Morata
to have a shot scraped off the line, for
Alex McCarthy to produce a sharp
save. Yet the story of the game had already been written, and so there was
a subdued quality to the denouement,
which unfolded in front of swathes of
emptying seats. THE INDEPENDENT
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Iniesta to reveal his
future this week
Andres Iniesta will make an
announcement about his future
this week after impressing in
Barcelona’s Copa del Rey final
victory on Saturday.
The 33-year-old is expected to
leave Camp Nou after Barça claimed
their fourth successive trophy with
a 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla, Iniesta
scoring before receiving a standing
ovation as he left the field.
“I will say what the decision is this
week,” the midfielder said.
Hazard finds his perfect 10 with
another dazzling masterclass
Chelsea’s opening goal came
from a chip forward, controlled
almost impossibly by Hazard
with his toe-tip on the edge of the
Southampton box, then passed
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
to Giroud who produced an
outhampton spent all afuncharacteristically Hazard-esque
ternoon running through
intricate twist-and-turn between
Eden Hazard-shaped holes defenders to score.
– the tiny spaces he was
At the Nou Camp, against
the second before –
Barcelona, Hazard was
and trying to tackle the
forced to play as No 9, too,
impression of Hazard,
and while Chelsea had
left behind from a
slightly more chances
moment ago. So this
in the Champions
is what Eden HazLeague tie it was
Number
of
years
ard is like when he
another difficult
Eden Hazard has
is played in the right
night for their No 10.
been with Chelsea
position. He looked
The
giveaway here,
having joined them
alive, again.
really, is the shirt
in the summer
He had that strut
number: he was given
of 2012
back that seems to
No 10 because he is a No
be lacking when he is up
10. He is not a No
top, all alone. There, he is forced
9, or a false nine.
to concentrate too much on an
His preferred
unfamiliar position; not processing
position is just to the
the runs, or space, or judging
left, slightly behind
the balls forward as split-second
the striker, where he
quickly as he does. A strut begins to predominantly
look more like a limp when you are
focuses on the
lacking confidence, or are unsure of centre, but
yourself.
always with
At the Etihad Stadium back in
the threat
March, Chelsea laboured to a 1-0
of the left
defeat with the Belgian up top as
wing to
a lone striker and his team-mates
concern
often hoofing the ball forward
his
for him to chase aimlessly. He
opponents.
complained, afterwards, that he
And that
could’ve played for three hours
threat is
and still not touched the ball. He
always there,
pointed out he was trying to jump
as he reminded
to win long-balls against Nicolas
Southampton with
Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte,
a one-two with
each a head taller.
Cesc Fabregas and
Hazard should not be jumping
perfectly angled run
for any kind of header. His feet are
into a gap that enabled
too precious to be wasted with
him to reach the byline
his head. Why block the potential
and cut back, the move
for the ball to land on one of them
only ruined by Giroud
and the unexpected to happen?
kneeing the ball wide of the
Olivier Giroud should be leaping for near post.
headers, or Alvaro Morata, as he
It is also the ideal position to
did coming on to nod in the gamepick up the ball
sealer against Southampton. Not
to the left of
Hazard.
goal and cut
Sam
Cunningham
S
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Allardyce is over Newcastle axe
Everton manager Sam Allardyce
(right) insists his ‘hurtful’
dismissal by Newcastle
over a decade ago has
been consigned to the
past.
The 63-year-old
lasted just eight
months at St James’
Park as fans turned
against him but has since
arrived at Goodison Park
in November and faces his old
employers tonight.
“It’s been that long I have nothing
but respect for the club,” the
Everton coach (left) said. “It
felt unjust but I have moved
on. From a difficult period
they have managed to
recover and they turned
it round. They have put
together a run and we’ll
see a better Newcastle
than we saw up there [when
Everton won in December].
Rafa [Benitez, Newcastle coach]
has progressed very well.”
SNOOKER
O’Sullivan says
sorry for ‘poor start’
Ronnie O’Sullivan apologised to
Crucible fans for what he classed as
an “embarrassing” start to his latest
Sheffield world title bid.
He trailed Stephen Maguire 6-3
after Saturday’s opening session but
atoned by winning seven of eight
frames to secure a 10-7 win. “It was
so embarrassing – I wanted to give
[fans] their money back,” he said. “I
was gutted. They took an afternoon
out to come and watch.
“I was lucky to get through.”
There are few feet in
existence who are more
comfortable with a football
at them than Hazard’s
inside for a devilish curler towards
the far right corner. No player in the
Premier League is currently better
at it than Hazard, probably the best
since Thierry Henry became the
move’s master.
At Wembley, Hazard was back in
the position he belongs. Within five
minutes he was receiving the ball
10 yards away from Southampton’s
penalty area, with options around
him as decoy allowing him to spin
and get a shot away and only miss
the top left corner marginally. Then
he was dancing around the space
10 yards outside the opposition
box, eventually laying the ball off to
Willian whose shot struck the top of
the crossbar. Soon after he almost
stole in-behind, only for a desperate
last-ditch sliding block.
One of Hazard’s greatest
strengths is the ability
to go from standing to a
sprint instantly. It was a
skill Fernando Torres
in his peak utilised so
effectively; going past
players by being able
to process an action
from brain to
legs faster than
opponents.
It becomes
nullified
repeatedly
chasing after balls,
defenders already with
a few yards head-start,
rather than receiving
them at feet. There are
few feet in existence
who are more
comfortable with a
football at them than
Hazard’s; if he is in
your side, why play
the ball, or him,
anywhere else?
Sport on tv
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Sky Sports Cricket, 3pm
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Another distance, another record
»Mo Farah comes third in London Marathon, making
him fastest man in Britain from 1500m to 26.2 miles
» Report, p48
Sport
Happy ending?
Conte’s Chelsea
book FA Cup final
date with United
» Report and analysis, p54
23.04.18
P53
FOOTBALL
City fans toast
Premier League
title with mass
pitch invasion
P52
FOOTBALL
Chelsea Women
suffer European
defeat at home
to Wolfsburg
Farewell is like being at my
own funeral, says Wenger
Arsenal boss admits he cannot see himself managing another English club
By Kevin Garside
CHIEF SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
P54
FOOTBALL
Salah ‘honoured’
to be crowned
PFA Player
of the Year
A shocked Arsène Wenger said his
end at Arsenal was like attending his
own funeral and that so emotional
was his attachment to the club he
could never see himself managing
another team in England.
Wenger (right) declined to discuss
the details of his departure, how it
was engineered or who was responsible for his going. His face said it all.
His exit is not of his doing, even if he
accepts the inevitability of it all.
Speaking after Arsenal’s 4-1 win
against West Ham in the club’s penultimate home league game, Wenger
said he had mixed feelings, emotional
turmoil, yet touched by the response. “I’m touched by all
the praise I got. To have
that experience in this
country is special. The
passion in this country is
special. I know I will not
getthisanymoreinmylife.”
The tributes continued
with Hammers coach David
Moyes adding his own eulogy, referencing how Wenger had changed
everything about Arsenal as a club.
Though grateful, Wenger dipped into
English gallows humour to describe
the feeling of being discussed in earshot of a conversation about
himself. “I had the feeling
a little bit to assist [life] at
my own funeral. People
speaking about you, how
you were.
“That’s interesting, so I
don’t need to die anymore.
I know what is coming.
Apart from the sense of humour I would like to thank everybody
for being so nice to me. It has been difficult but as well fantastic.”
Wenger is clearly struggling to
come to terms with the scale of the
shift in his circumstances. “It’s difficult. You do not give 22 years of your
life like that. I gave the best years of
my life to this club. I arrived at 46,
worked seven days a week, not six, not
six and a half. Seven. You cannot just
walk away, say thank you and bye-bye.
You cannot be completely committed
then walk away as if nothing happened. I will face that challenge. I’ve
had other difficult challenges. I hope
I will get through this as well,” he said.
» A win without meaning, page 50
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