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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
Coffee warning
for pregnant
women
P9
Students
to sue over
strikes
Royal
arrival
P11
Marathon man
tragedy
P10
» Buckingham Palace announces Duchess of Cambridge
has given birth to baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz
Windrush: fees
to be axed
» Prince William brings George and Charlotte to
meet their new brother at London hospital
TUESDAY
24 APRIL 2018
Number 2,313
P7
» Newest addition to Royal Family taken to home to
Kensington Palace as PM offerss con g rat u lat ion s
A life of
rhyme
Benjamin
Zephaniah
interview
Korean border
falls silent
P13
Different
breed
Dogs of the
rich and
famous
P26
P36
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Will Rome fall
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Liverpool?
P54
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PLUS MARK WALLACE: WHY LEAVE VOTE MUST BE HONOURED
P15
I SIMON KELNER
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Matrix
ROYAL FAMILY
Why was an
artist asked to
do this to a
Unesco World
Heritage Site?
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The day at
a glance
TUESDAY
24
APRIL
Quote of the day
Misogynist: a man who
hates women as much as
women hate one another
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Arthur is favourite
name for new baby
The new son of the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge could be
named after the mythical King
Arthur. After a flurry of bets
bookmakers have put the moniker
of the leader of the Knights of
the Round Table as 2-1 favourite,
followed by James at 4-1. PAGE 4
ARTS
HISTORY
PEOPLE
Lloyd Webber to get
special Tony award
Chepstow Castle
gates earliest known
Ian Wright ‘sad’ after Cosby chooses not to
memorabilia seized speak in his defence
UNITED STATES
Andrew Lloyd Webber will receive
a lifetime achievement Tony
award at a ceremony in June. The
musicals composer, 70, said he was
“completely overwhelmed” at the
honour “at the time when musicals
are flying higher in their spiritual
home, New York, than they have for
two generations”.
The gates of Chepstow Castle,
thought to have been made around
1245, have been dated as being hung
no later than 1190 – making them
the earliest known castle doors
in Europe. Dendrochronological
analysis showed they were likely
to have been commissioned by Sir
William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke.
The former Arsenal and England
footballer Ian Wright says he is
sad after hundreds of items of
memorabilia, including his This Is
Your Life red book and a golden boot
trophy, were put up for auction in
the US. Around 500 pieces were
snapped up after the Florida lock-up
they were stored in was repossessed.
Bill Cosby, 80, opted not to testify
in his sexual assault retrial as his
lawyers rested their case. “You now
have all of the evidence,” Judge
Steven O’Neill told jurors. “Try to
relax, so that you’re on your game
tomorrow.” Jurors heard testimony
from 25 witnesses over the course of
about two weeks.
TELEVISION
UNITED STATES
MEDICINE
Schama hits back at
‘Civilisations’ critics
Clinton: Trump
curtails free speech
Doctors replace war Top Unesco prize for
veteran’s genitals
jailed photographer
EGYPT
Historian Simon Schama has said
the BBC series Civilisations had no
political agenda after critics accused
it of being too politically correct. The
BBC’s arts editor, Will Gompertz,
said it was “more confused and
confusing than a drunk driver
negotiating Spaghetti Junction in
the rush hour”.
Hillary Clinton says press rights
and free speech are “under assault”
under Donald Trump, and has
likened his administration to an
authoritarian regime. The former
Secretary of State said Mr Trump
seems to reject the role of a free
press in a democracy in “an all-out
war on truth, facts and reason”.
A US war veteran who lost his
genitals in a blast in Afghanistan has
received the world’s most extensive
penis transplant. Surgeons rebuilt
his pelvic area – transplanting
a penis, scrotum and part of the
abdominal wall from a deceased
donor – in a 14-hour operation at
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Unesco has awarded the World
Press Freedom prize to an
imprisoned Egyptian photographer.
The UN Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organisation gave the prize
to Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as
Shawkan), who has been jailed since
2013, for covering a demonstration
at Cairo’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.
Birthdays
Kelly Clarkson, pop
singer, 36; Captain
Sensible, musician, 64;
Sachin Tendulkar, retired
cricketer, 45; Gabby
Logan (below), presenter,
45; Barbra Streisand,
singer, 76
The List
Best and worst
mobile phone firms
Consumer champion Which? has
named Vodafone as the worst
mobile phone provider for the
seventh year running in its annual
customer satisfaction assessment.
Here are the survey’s best and
worst in order:
Anniversaries
Saturday 24 April 1954
More than 4,000 British
and African troops in
Kenya, plus the Nairobi
police force, round
up 10,000 men in an
operation against the Mau
Mau movement, which
opposes white settlers in
the East African colony.
1 Utility Warehouse
2 Giffgaff
3 Sky Mobile
4 Asda Mobile
5 Tesco Mobile
6 Plusnet
7 Three
8 ID
9 BT Mobile
10 O2
11 Virgin Mobile
12 EE
13 Vodafone
Adding up
zero-hours contracts
People on a zero-hours contract, 2000 to 2017
Thousands
1,000
901,000
28%
800
22%
600
15%
400
2004
108,000
5%
200
250+
0
2001 03
05
07
09
11
13
14
15
16
17
20 to 249 10 to 19
Number of employees
0 to 9
6%
Total
Percentage of all employees on zero-hours contracts by industry, ranked highest to lowest, November 2017
23%
Admin and support services
Accommodation and food
20%
Construction
11%
Health and social work
Education
index
Percentage of businesses using zero-hours contracts
by size of business, November 2017
2017
10%
Transport, arts and other services
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Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
Nature.......................32
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................46
The number of zero-hours contracts has reached 1.8 million,
according to the Office for National Statistics. The latest
figures, recorded in November 2017, show a year-on-year rise
of 100,000. Zero-hours contracts have been criticised because
employees can be left with without work and pay.
EMPLOYMENT
8%
3%
Wholesale and retail
2%
Production including agriculture
2%
Information, finance, professional
2%
Public admin
1%
Women
54.7%
People on
a zero-hours
contract,
by sex
Men
45.3%
Oct to Dec 2017
SOURCE: ONS
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The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
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UNITED STATES
TIGERLILY TAYLOR,
MODEL
Lamb, tart and opera
at Macron banquet
Paul Gallagher
Melania Trump was due to serve
rack of lamb and nectarine tart at
tonight’s White House state dinner
for President Emmanuel Macron
of France. It is the first state dinner
of President Donald Trump’s
administration. The Washington
National Opera will entertain the 150
guests after dinner. PAGE 23
Conflicting caffeine advice
will give mums the jitters
Should I have heard of her?
Well, her modelling agency, Select, describes her as a
“model, writer and artist”. Now she’s become the face
of the centuries-old toiletries brand Yardley.
I haven’t come across her work.
Perhaps you’ll be familiar with her father’s output
– drummer Roger Taylor, of Queen fame. With so
many strings to her bow – she is also a photographer
and a philosopher, according to her IMDB profile –
it’s a wonder the younger Taylor hasn’t picked up
her father’s old drumsticks and carved out a career
in music too.
ITALY
Turin registers gay
couples’ IVF babies
Turin has moved to fill a legal
loophole by registering three babies
born to gay parents who conceived
abroad via artificial insemination.
The Mayor Chiara Appendino
tweeted that the babies “have been
recognised fully in their city”. In
Italy, fertility treatments are only
available to heterosexual couples.
Maybe she wanted to forge her own path.
No doubt. Incidentally, Taylor, 23, has a lingerie line
out this year too.
One thing at a time! What’s this cosmetics
coup she’s scored?
Yardley, the traditional English toiletries company
popularly considered to make products targeted at
UNITED STATES
The best summer
job in the world?
Harley-Davidson is offering free
motorcycles for those who join its
summer internship scheme. Eight
people will be paid to ride a Harley
and share their adventures on social
media. They get keep their bikes
at the end of the 12-week trial. The
Milwaukee-based firm says it will
also teach the interns how to ride.
FILM
ladies of a certain age, is revamping its image in
a bid to introduce the younger generation to the
allure of lavender hair brilliantine pomade. Taylor
is the new face of the 248-year-old brand (above).
Culkin: I can’t stand
seeing ‘Home Alone’
Macaulay Culkin can’t stand
watching Home Alone. The 37-year-old
star of the 1990 film told The Ellen
DeGeneres Show that fans often
ask him to recreate his face from a
famous scene and he always refuses.
Culkin says he tries not to leave his
house at Christmas because Home
Alone is constantly on television.
You’re never too young to enjoy the benefits of lily
of the valley perfumed talc.
Celebrity photographer Rankin has shot the
campaign. Talking up the brand’s latest fragrance
line to the Evening Standard, Taylor said she liked
the idea of “shaking up what could have been
seen almost as a grannyish scent”.
Katie Grant
Letter from the Health
Correspondent
i@inews.co.uk
Pregnancy is stressful enough without
having to worry about whether official
advice on what women should eat and
drink is correct or not.
Yet the authors of a controversial new
study of 50,000 women and their babies in
Norway conclude that “complete avoidance”
of caffeine “might actually be advisable”
while mums are pregnant.
The NHS does not advise this. Instead, its
choices website says that pregnant women
should limit the amount of caffeine they have
to 200mg a day – the equivalent of two mugs
of instant coffee. High levels of caffeine
during pregnancy can result in babies having
a low birth weight, which can increase the
risk of health problems in later life. Too much
caffeine can also cause a miscarriage.
However, health officials say pregnant
women do not need to cut caffeine out
completely and that women should not
worry if they occasionally exceed the
recommended limit, because the risks
are quite small.
In contrast, the Norwegian Institute of
Public Health study published today points
to its findings that unborn babies exposed
to high levels of caffeine in the womb were
bigger at every year following birth until the
age of eight, compared to those not exposed
to caffeine.
Although the study is an observational
one, meaning no firm conclusions can be
made about cause and effect, the authors
were still prepared to suggest total
abstinence might be best.
British scientists have been quick to pour
scorn pointing out the study’s limitations.
For example, a major limitation is that
it failed to adjust for bottle-feeding or
breastfeeding. This is important because
breast-fed babies grow at a slower rate
than bottle-fed infants.
Nor were there measures that would
indicate whether the excess weight found
was due to increases in fat as opposed to
increases in muscle.
Advice for what we should eat and drink
more or less of often changes several times
a year, but it is much rarer for pregnant
women to receive conflicting advice and this
study will not change that state of affairs.
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NEWS
WEATHER
From heatwave to snow showers in one week
By Alina Polianksaya
Britain’s April heatwave is officially
over and temperatures are set to
plummet, possibly bringing snow
to parts of the UK.
“Towards the end of the week, it
is certainly possible that the cold
weather will include hail, sleet
showers and snow, especially on
higher ground,” said Met Office meteorologist John West. “The areas
most at risk are the Lake District,
North Pennines and Scottish
Highlands, but we are not expecting a big impact.”
Forecasters are predicting average temperatures
of 12°C to 14°C for the week
ahead, with “no high numbers” of the kind enjoyed in
recent days.
“The UK today is generally
dry across much of England and
Wales with bright or sunny spells
but will generally be cloudier than it has been of late,”
said Greg Dewhurst, at
the Met Office. “Some
of the showers could
be wintry across high
grounds in Scotland
from late Tuesday
into Wednesday.”
Weather, page 46
COVER STORY
Queen thrilled
at news of Kate
and William’s
baby boy
By Laura Elston and Tony Jones
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
showed their newborn son off to
the world.
The royal couple revealed their
third child, fifth in line to the throne,
as they left the London hospital
where he was successfully delivered
weighing 8lb 7oz.
Leaving St Mary’s Hospital, west
London, Prince William said the
couple were very happy, before
holding up three fingers and joking
he had “thrice the worry now”.
During his first photocall, the
baby, a younger brother to Prince
George and Princess Charlotte, was
wrapped in a white lace shawl with a
matching hat.
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Far left: the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge with their newborn
son outside St Mary’s Hospital in
London yesterday. The news was
greeted a town crier. Below, Prince
George and Princess Charlotte
arrive at the hospital with their
father AFP/GETTY; AP; GETTY
The royal line of succession
1
Queen Elizabeth II
Born 1926
2
Prince Charles,
Prince of Wales
1948
7
Prince Andrew,
Duke of York
1960
8
Prince William,
Duke of Cambridge
1982
6
Prince Henry
of Wales (Harry)
1984
Princess
Beatrice of York
1988
Princess Anne, 13
Princess Royal
1950
Quizzed on whether they had decided on a name, Prince William
added: “You’ll find out soon enough.”
Prince George and Princess Charlotte earlier met the newest addition
to the Cambridge family after being
brought to the hospital by their father. A confident Charlotte, who
turns three on 2 May, turned to wave
at the photographers as she led the
way up the steps holding the Duke’s
hand, while four-year-old George appeared more wary of the huge crowds
of media.
The Duke and Duchess thanked
the hospital for their care and the
public for their warm wishes.
Kensington Palace said the name
of the baby would be announced in
due course while a formal notice of
the birth had been posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Favourite names at the bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip.
Kensington Palace announced the
baby’s arrival in a statement shortly
after 1pm and said the Queen, the
Royal Family and the Duchess’s family were thrilled at the news.
9
3
4
Unamed Prince
of Cambridge
2018
Princess
Eugenie of York
1990
Lady Louise 12
Windsor
2003
Princes Charlotte
of Cambridge
2015
10 Prince Edward,
Earl of Wessex
1964
11
James,
Viscount Severn
2007
The Prince
and Princess
of Wales with
Harry and
William in
1989 PA
Waiting game What’s in a name?
It is likely we won’t know the new
baby’s name for a couple of days,
with the names given to royal babies
not usually revealed straightaway.
The couple took two days to
announce both George and Charlotte’s names and informed the
Queen of their choice beforehand.
In 1982, the Prince and Princess
of Wales waited seven days before
announcing Prince William’s name.
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REACTION
‘So pleased
he’s been
born on St
George’s Day’
By Florence Snead
Prince George
of Cambridge
2013
5
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The Prince of Wales’s name,
however, remained a mystery for an
entire month and was only declared
ahead of his christening at Buckingham Palace in December 1948.
Royal births are registered in the
normal way, although the Home
Secretary is required to notify
officials such as the Lord Mayor of
London, and the governors of the
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
“The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and
members of both families have been
informed and are delighted with the
news,” the palace said.
A formal notice of the birth was
placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on an ornate golden
stand , and a celebratory over-sized
Union Flag was raised from the roof
of the Queen’s London home.
Prime Minister Theresa May
led the messages of support for the
royal couple, saying: “My warmest
congratulations to the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge on the birth
of their baby boy.
“I wish them great happiness for
the future.”
Bookmakers said heavy
bets had been placed on the
new prince’s name being Arthur.
It is one of the middle names
of Prince Charles and Prince
William. The name fell out of
fashion but has enjoyed a revival.
It was standing room only outside
the private maternity wing of St
Mary’s Hospital as hundreds of
wellwishers gathered in the hope
of catching their very glimpse of
the Royal Family’s newest arrival.
With Union Jack flags waving
and the town crier’s bell ringing,
it was hard not to get caught up in
the spirited atmosphere.
Visitors spoke of their delight
at the news the Duchess of
Cambridge had given birth to a
son, a little brother for Prince
George and Princess Charlotte.
Among them was 63-year-old
John Loughrey, from south
London, one of a group of
dedicated fans camping outside
the hospital for 15 days. He told i
the prince’s birth was “fantastic”
news. “We can’t believe it,” he
added. “We are so pleased that
he’s been born on St George’s Day,
we will never forget this.”
Mr Loughrey – who said
they thought it would be a boy
beforehand – said they would
celebrating with some fish and
chips and champagne. He added:
“We hope they call it Philip after
the Duke of Edinburgh.”
The new arrival wasn’t the
only one celebrating a birthday
yesterday, with wellwisher Sophie
Middleton coming along with her
dog Buster to mark her 23rd.
Sophie, who lives near Harrow,
said she has always been a
“massive” fan of the royals,
adding she couldn’t believe it
when she heard the Duchess’s
third child would share her
birthday. “I’ve always liked that
my birthday fell on St George’s
Day because I’m really patriotic.”
Sophie decided to head along
to St Mary’s Hopsital – joined by
Buster sporting a Union Jack
necktie – as she had a day off and
saw the news on the television. “I
saw it and thought I’d come down
and celebrate my birthday.”
She added: “It will be nice to be a
part of history – I might send him
a birthday card as we share the
same birthday.”
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BREXIT
No 10 plays down risks
of Commons defeat
over customs union
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
What the PM proposes
Downing Street has rushed to dismiss claims that Theresa May will
turn a showdown over Brexit into a
vote of confidence in her leadership.
The Prime Minister faces a struggle to assemble a Commons majority to defeat calls next month for
Britain to join a customs union after
the country leaves the European
Union. The Government has already
been defeated on the issue in the
House of Lords.
Mrs May insists the UK would be
unable to negotiate free trade deals
around the world if the UK signed up
to a customs union deal with the EU.
But her critics – including a group
of around 15 Tory MPs – argue that
such an agreement would be backed
by exporters and would solve problems over the future status of the
Irish border.
The Government has been hit by
fresh tensions in the Cabinet amid
Theresa May set out two proposals
for ensuring that post-Brexit trade
with the EU is as smooth as possible
while allowing the UK to pursue
trade deals around the world.
A “customs partnership” would
entail Britain mirroring EU rules
and collecting tariffs on goods
heading for the bloc. The second
idea – a “streamlined arrangement”
or “maximum facilitation” – would
use technology to minimise customs
checks but not eliminate them.
Downing Street insisted that Mrs
May was still promoting both plans
in negotiations with Brussels and
did not have a preferred option.
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The former Conservative
Chancellor Kenneth Clarke,
who is supporting a pro-customs
union amendment, said the issue
had “suddenly become panic of
the day among the apparatchiks in
Downing Street”.
reports that Mrs May could be prepared to accept an arrangement
similar to a customs union in negotiations with Brussels.
Pro-Brexiteers hit back by claiming they had been reassured by
Downing Street that the key customs union vote would be treated
as an issue of confidence, threatening to end her leadership if she lost.
The move would put pressure on
pro-EU MPs to fall in behind Mrs
May to avoid setting in train a chain
of events that could result in the
Government falling.
Mrs May’s spokesman said BBC
reports that she was contemplating
calling a confidence vote were an
“absolute mystery to me”. He reiterated that the Government remained
committed to departure from the
customs union.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman
said she remained committed to
two plans on a future customs relationship which she set out last year.
They are either a “customs partnership”, under which Britain mirrors
the EU’s rules and collects duties
on behalf of Brussels, or a “highly
streamlined” arrangement using
technology to minimise disruption
for imports and exports.
The spokesman said: “We think
both of the two options which we
have put forward can provide solutions to the Irish border and to having a smooth customs arrangement
with the EU.”
Mrs May will get an indication of
the scale of the opposition she faces
from pro-EU Tories over her rejection of a customs union in a Commons debate on Thursday. Although
that vote would be a symbolic and
non-binding, it has the potential to
deepen Tory wounds on Brexit.
Speaking on a local election campaign visit, Mrs May said arrangements which are as “frictionless as
possible” with the EU and the ability to strike trade deals around the
world were both achievable.
Theresa May visits
Boss Design in
Dudley yesterday
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POLITICS
Third defeat for PM as peers vote to keep EU rights
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May’s flagship Brexit
legislation suffered its third defeat in
the Lords yesterday as peers called
for EU human rights guarantees to
be transposed into British law.
Ministers have argued that the
move is unnecessary because UK
citizens will automatically receive
those protections when Britain
leaves the EU. But peers voted by 316
to 245 for most of the EU Charter of
Fundamental Rights to be put on to
the statute book.
Ten Tories voted against the
Government, including the former
Deputy Prime Minister Lord
Heseltine and ex-ministers Lord
Patten of Barnes, Lord Willetts and
Lord Deben. It followed defeats for
Mrs May during the passage of the
EU (Withdrawal) Bill over customs
union membership and protection of
workers’ rights after Brexit.
Lord Pannick, an independent
crossbencher, accused ministers
of acting for “purely doctrinal”
reasons, saying: “This Bill should
not be used as an excuse to reduce
the legal rights which we all enjoy
against the state.”
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POLITICS
UK citizenship
fees waived for
Windrush victims
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
LOCAL ELECTIONS
May hopes to pick up seats at furniture maker
By Matthew Cooper
Theresa May has visited a
furniture company in the West
Midlands as part of the Tories’
local election campaign.
The Prime Minister met
workers at Boss Design,
posing for a selfie with
technician upholsterer Derek
Whitehouse at the company’s
factory in Dudley. Boss Design
manufactures and supplies
furniture for commercial use in
the overseas and home markets,
including the presenters’ seats
on the set of Match Of The Day.
Mr Whitehouse, from
Bridgnorth, Shropshire, said
he would not be able to post the
selfie to social media until he had
a break from his work.
The 47-year-old, who has
worked for the firm for more than
two decades, said: “She [Mrs
May] briefly asked me how long
I had been here and asked me
about the process of the work.”
Around 4,400 council seats
will be up for grabs at the election
on 3 May, with elections being
held in 150 local authority areas
across England.
Polls are also taking place
to elect mayors in the London
boroughs of Hackney, Lewisham,
Newham and Tower Hamlets, the
borough of Watford, and in the
Sheffield City Region.
SOCIETY
MALTA
Record level of supplies
given out at food banks
EU to examine
measures to
fight corruption
By Alan Jones
A record number of emergency
supplies were handed out by food
banks in the past year, research has
revealed.
The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three-day food supplies in the
year to March, a 13 per cent increase
on the previous 12 months.
Almost half a million went to
children, said the trust, which runs
more than 400 food banks across
the UK. A growing proportion of
referrals to food banks were due to
benefit levels not covering the cost
of essential goods and services.
Low income accounted for almost
a fifth of referrals, compared with 26
per cent the previous year, followed
by benefit delays or changes, and
debt.
Emma Revie, chief executive of
the Trussell Trust, said: “It’s hard to
break free from hunger if there isn’t
enough money coming in to cover
the rising cost of essentials like food
and housing.”
A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said that it was
“wrong to link a rise to any one
cause,” adding that the research was
“carried out before our significant
improvements to Universal Credit
came into effect at the Budget”.
By Francesco Guarascio
IN BRUSSELS
The EU’s Justice Commissioner,
Vera Jourova, will visit Malta to
examine its anti-money-laundering
reforms, as pressure mounts on the
state after the murder last year of
an investigative journalist.
The European Parliament has
already expressed “serious concerns” about corruption and police
independence. Malta, together with
other EU states, faces a sanction
procedure for its delay in adopting
new EU rules against money laundering. REUTERS
Thousands of members of the Windrush generation will be given free
fast-track British citizenship in emergency moves to draw a line under the
migration scandal besetting Theresa
May’s Government.
Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary,
admitted the “state has let these people down” but rebuffed calls to resign
over the mistakes which have left
long-term UK residents being turned
away from hospitals and even threatened with deportation.
She told MPs the £1,330 fees for
naturalisation would be waived and
applicants would be exempt from
needing to pass tests on English language and on their knowledge of life
in Britain. Ms Rudd confirmed that
people who had suffered hardship as
a result of Home Office errors would
be paid compensation.
Ministers have been struggling for
a week to get to grips with the crisis
over migrants from the Caribbean
between the late 1940s to early 1970s
being penalised after being wrongly
identified as illegal immigrants. Reports have emerged of people losing
their jobs and homes, and being denied access to healthcare, benefits
and pensions because they could not
produce the correct paperwork required under immigration controls
brought in by Mrs May as Home Secretary in 2014.
Ms Rudd told the Commons: “We
were too slow to realise there was
a group of people that needed to be
treated differently. And the system
was too bureaucratic when these
people were in touch.” She blamed
the situation on a “failure by succes-
Amber Rudd said the Government
was ‘too slow’ to realise the specific
needs of the Windrush generation PA
sive governments to ensure these
individuals have the documentation
they need and this is what we must
urgently put right”.
Diane Abbott, the shadow Home
Secretary, described the episode as
“one of the biggest scandals in the administration of home affairs”.
Labour former minister Angela
Eagle said: “It’s astonishing to me
that faced with one of the largest
scandals we have seen in the way
that a specific group of British citizens have been treated by her department, she hasn’t seen fit to take
proper responsibility and resign.”
Joanna Cherry, SNP justice
and home affairs spokeswoman, urged Ms Rudd to speak
against “disgraceful” immigration
policies from the back benches if
she felt unable to abandon those
policies while in Government.
BREXIT
Rudd: EU registration ‘as
easy as LK Bennett account’
By Jane Clinton
Amber Rudd has said a post-Brexit
registration scheme will be “as easy
to use as setting up an online account
for LK Bennett”.
The Home Secretary said that
for about three million European nationals living in the
UK the ease of the experience would mirror that
of opening an account
with the high-end fashion chain (popular with
Theresa May).
Ms Rudd, speaking at a
private business dinner, is confident her department can cope with
the mass registration which will
allow EU nationals to claim “settled
status” – meaning they will be free to
live in Britain and can apply for UK
citizenship. However, Home Office
treatment of the Windrush generation sparked fears some EU citizens
could endure a similar “bureaucratic
nightmare”, Guy Verhofstadt (inset),
EU chief Brexit negotiator, suggested.
EU nationals will be able to claim
settled status if they arrive before the end of the transition
period which is 31 December 2020, and have lived
in the UK for five years.
The Home Office plans
to launch an app later
this year for EU citizens
to apply for UK “settled
status”. But Maike Bohn, a
German at the EU citizen campaign group the3million, said: “We
had to google LK Bennett, a popular
chain with the upper middle class. It
just shows how detached the Government is from the real concerns of the
average EU citizens.”
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HEALTH
CANADA
Yoghurts can contain daily sugar limit
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Seemingly healthy yoghurts can
come close to sending children
over their daily sugar limit, campaigners have warned.
Aldi and Asda own brands were
among popular items that contain
the equivalent of almost five sugar
cubes, analysis by Public Health
Liverpool found. Muller Corners
topped the list with 4.9 sugar
cubes per yoghurt.
NHS guidelines say
children aged four to
six should have no
more than 19g or five
cubes of free sugar
– sugar not “locked
in” naturally – a day,
while seven- to 10-yearolds should have no more
than six cubes.
Public Health Liverpool will
highlight its findings with a
campaign in health centres, dentists’ surgeries,
children’s centres and
hospitals. The drive
is aimed at tackling
childhood obesity in
the city, where 12 per
cent of reception-age
children and 23 per cent of
Year 6 pupils are obese.
Emergency workers stand by a victim of the incident in Toronto. The van (below)
was found several blocks away and the driver was taken into custody AP; GETTY
Nine dead as van
hits pedestrians
in Toronto attack
By Jane Clinton
Nine people were killed and 16
seriously injured yesterday when
a van was driven on to a pavement
and mowed down pedestrians in a
crowded street in Toronto.
The van driver was arrested a few
blocks from the carnage and taken
into custody. Last night, Canadian
police said they were still unclear
about the motive for the attack.
The incident occurred just
before 1.30pm as crowds of office
workers were on lunchbreaks. One
witness said the driver appeared to
deliberately target victims on a milelong rampage along Yonge Street.
Film of the driver’s arrest appeared
to show him holding an object in his
extended hand and asking an armed
police officer to shoot him.
One city hospital said it received
seven casualties, five of whom were in
a critical condition and another two
who were seriously injured.
Michele Kelman, an IT worker,
said she was walking back to work
after lunch with a friend when they
heard screams behind them. She
turned and saw objects and bodies
flying through the air and the front
end of a white van heading down the
pavement towards her. She said she
turned instinctively and the truck
rushed past without touching her.
“My friend was gone,” she said. “I
couldn’t find her body for a while.
There were a few around. And there
were people trying to bring her back.”
The mayor of Toronto, John Tory,
appealed for businesses in the area to
close early and for people to leave as
the investigation got under way.
“This is going to be a complex
investigation,” said Peter Yuen, the
city’s deputy police chief.
The Canadian Prime Minister,
Justin Trudeau, said: “We are still
gathering information and we will
keep Canadians updated.”
The incident happened as a
meeting of G7 foreign ministers was
taking place elsewhere in the city.
POLITICS
Facebook chief faces grilling by MPs
By Nicholas Cecil
A Facebook chief is to be grilled by
MPs over alleged fake adverts appearing on the site.
Conservative MP Damian Collins,
who chairs the Commons Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport Committee, stressed that it was a “serious
issue” and is demanding answers
from the tech giant.
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 allegedly causing vulnerable people to hand over
thousands of pounds to criminals.
Mike Schroepfer, the chief technical officer for Facebook, is to appear
before the Commons committee on
Thursday as part of its inquiry into
fake news and will face questions
about Mr Lewis’s case.
Facebook said: “We do not allow
adverts which are misleading or false
on Facebook.”
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HEALTH
Doreen Lawrence
and police chief
Cressida Dick at
St Martin-in-the
FieldsREUTERS
Drinking coffee
when pregnant
‘leads to children
being overweight’
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Pregnant women should cut out coffee and other caffeinated food and
drink completely to prevent their
children from becoming overweight,
a controversial new study suggests.
Babies exposed to high levels of
caffeine in the womb weighed up to
half a kilogram more by the age
of eight compared to children
exposed to low caffeine levels, an analysis of 50,000
Norwegian women and
their babies found. The
main sources of caffeine
were from coffee, black
tea, energy drinks, chocolate and desserts.
Under half (46 per cent)
of the pregnant women were
considered to have low caffeine consumption – less than 50mg a day. A
further 44 per cent had a moderate
level of consumption – classed as
between 50 and 199mg a day, 7 per
Diet advice What to eat
Dietary advice for pregnant women
is much the same as it is for everyone.
Plenty of fruit and vegetables will
provide vitamins and minerals, as
well as fibre, which helps digestion.
Starchy foods are an important
source of energy, some vitamins and
fibre, while some protein foods, such
as beans, pulses, fish and eggs, should
be eaten every day. Dairy foods are
important because they contain
calcium and other nutrients.
The main difference for pregnant
women concerns drinking. Experts
are still unsure exactly how much – if
any – alcohol is completely safe for
you to have while pregnant, so the
safest approach is not to drink at all.
cent had high levels of consumption
of between 200mg and 299mg a day
and 3 per cent had very high levels of
over 300mg. The NHS advises pregnant women to limit caffeine to no
more than 200mg a day – two mugs
of instant coffee or just under three
cups of tea. Filter coffee has higher
caffeine levels with the average mug
containing 140mg.
The study from Norway’s Institute of Public Health compared dietary survey data
with child body measurements taken at 11 different stages throughout
childhood until they
were eight.
Average, high, and very
high caffeine intake during
pregnancy were associated
with an increased risk of “excess
growth” during their child’s first year
compared to those born to low caffeine intake mothers. The overweight
risk only appeared to persist until
youngsters were eight if their mother
had “very high” caffeine consumption
in pregnancy. The results “indicate
that complete avoidance might actually be advisable”, researchers said.
However, British scientists questioned the study. Tom Sanders, professor of nutrition at King’s College
London, said: “A major limitation is
that the study failed to adjust for bottle-feeding or breastfeeding. Breastfed babies grow at a slower rate than
bottle-fed infants.”
The NHS says high levels of
caffeine during pregnancy
can result in babies having a low
birth weight, which can increase
the risk of health problems in
later life. Too much caffeine can
also cause a miscarriage.
SOCIETY
Legacy of Stephen Lawrence
to be marked every year
By Andrew Woodcock
The anniversary of the death
of Stephen Lawrence is to be
marked on 22 April each year by
a national commemoration of his
life and legacy, to be known as
Stephen Lawrence Day, Theresa
May has announced.
The commemorative day was
announced by the Prime Minister
at a memorial service marking
the 25th anniversary of Stephen’s
murder.
Mrs May was among a number
of national figures, including
Prince Harry, his fiancée Meghan
Markle, Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn and Metropolitan Police
Commissioner Cressida Dick,
who joined Stephen’s parents
Doreen and Neville at St Martinin-the-Fields church in central
London. The 18-year-old student
was fatally stabbed by a gang of
racists in Eltham, south-east
London, on 22 April 1993.
Stephen’s mother, Baroness
Lawrence, thanked the Prime
Minister’s announcement,
adding: “I feel honoured she has
recognised the changes that have
been made in Stephen’s name
and the changes that are still
needed.”
ENVIRONMENT
Early spring forcing birds to breed earlier
By Jane Clinton
The early bird catches the worm, so
the saying goes. But now researchers are warning that some birds
will have to be earlier still for fear of
their chicks starving.
Warmer springs mean chicks
hatch too late to feed on caterpillars
and will need to adapt to avoid missing out on food, researchers say.
They warn the “mismatch
between birds and their
food is likely to become
more pronounced”.
Researchers from
the RSPB and Exeter
and Edinburgh universities recorded the
emergence of oak tree
leaves and caterpillars.
They also recorded the timings
of nesting by three species:
blue tits, great tits and
pied flycatchers (inset).
Dr Malcolm Burgess, of Exeter University, said:“With spring
coming earlier due to
climate change, caterpillars emerge earlier and
birds need to breed earlier
to avoid being mismatched.”
COURTS
Across
Man fined £800 for posting
dog’s Nazi salutes online
By Barbara Speed
A man who filmed a pet dog giving
Nazi salutes before posting the footage online has been fined £800.
Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his
partner’s pug responding to statements such as “gas the Jews” and
“Sieg heil” by raising its paw and
posted the footage on YouTube in
April 2016.
He was found guilty of posting material that was “grossly offensive”
and “anti-Semitic and racist in nature” in breach of the Communica-
tions Act, in an offence aggravated
by religious prejudice, following a
trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court.
Meechan, of Coatbridge, North
Lanarkshire, had claimed he made
the video as a joke to annoy his partner and raise issues about freedom
of speech.
Dozens of supporters of Meechan,
including the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, were at the court yesterday.
Sentencing Meechan, Sheriff
Derek O’Carroll said the video was
grossly offensive and that his girl-
Mark Meechan leaving Airdrie
Sheriff Court PA
friend did not even subscribe to the
video channel he posted it on.
He said that while the right to
freedom of expression is very important, “the law necessarily places
some limits on that right”.
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PEOPLE
SOCIETY
‘MasterChef’ leads tributes to star
who died in London Marathon
Crowds try to
storm hospital
in Alfie dispute
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
By Laura Harding
and Sherna Noah
MasterChef has paid tribute to a
former star of the BBC cookery
show who died after taking part in
this year’s London Marathon.
Matt Campbell, 29, from Kendal in Cumbria, who completed the
Manchester Marathon in under
three hours earlier this month, was
a semi-finalist in MasterChef: The
Professionals in 2017. He died after
collapsing while running in Sunday’s London Marathon, the hottest
on record. His exact cause of death
is yet to be established.
A spokeswoman for MasterChef
said: “We are shocked and saddened to hear the news about Matt
Campbell, one of our talented contestants from last year.
“It was a privilege to have him on
the show. He will always be remembered for producing some of the
most innovative and groundbreaking food that we saw on the series.”
Mr Campbell collapsed at the
22.5-mile mark of the London Marathon, which he was running for
The Brathay Trust, which works
to improve the life chances of children, young people and families,
and in memory of his father.
Donations on Mr Campbell’s
JustGiving page increased minutes
after the professional chef’s death
was announced, with thousands
more pounds pledged.
A statement on London Marathon’s official Twitter page said:
“With deep sadness, we confirm the
death of a participant in the 2018
Virgin Money London Marathon.
“Matt Campbell, aged 29, a professional chef from the Lake District, collapsed at the 22.5-mile
mark and, although he received immediate medical treatment on the
scene from race doctors, he died
later in hospital.
“Matt’s family paid tribute to
their inspirational son and brother,
who was a keen marathon runner
and had earlier this month completed the Manchester Marathon
in under three hours.”
Mr Campbell began his career
working in Michelin-starred kitchens after finishing second on BBC
Young Chef Of The Year at the age of
20 in 2009.
Matt Campbell (above,
right) on Sunday; (left)
Campbell on ‘MasterChef:
The Professionals’ PA
The Brathay
Trust, for
whom Matt Campbell
was running, said:
“Matt and his family
have been tireless in
supporting the work of
Brathay Trust.”
Police blockaded the entrance of
Alder Hey children’s hospital in
Liverpool yesterday as crowds tried
to enter the building after European
judges rejected a plea from the parents of Alfie Evans in a case over lifesupport treatment.
Officers formed a line in front of
the hospital’s main doors as dozens
of people ran towards the building
and tried to storm the entrance. The
crowd retreated to gather on the road
shouting: “Save Alfie Evans”.
Judges at the European Court of
Human Rights in Strasbourg had
rejected a call from Tom Evans and
Kate James, the parents of 23-monthold Alfie, to intervene.
In February, Mr Justice Hayden
ruled that doctors at Alder Hey could
stop treating Alfie against the wishes
of his parents, as medical evidence
showed that further treatment was
futile. Alfie’s parents want to move
their son from Alder Hey to a hospital in Rome. Their lawyers argue that
Alfie is being wrongly “detained” and
have applied to have him freed. The
European court ruled their application was “inadmissible”.
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EDUCATION
Students seek payouts after university strikes
the claim after setting up a website
to help students get back a chunk
of their tuition fee money. The firm
Universities face compensation needed 1,000 names to join the claim
claims for tens of millions of pounds in order to apply for a group litigaafter 1,000 students joined a class tion order, which it has now achieved.
action to reclaim part of their tuition
Shimon Goldwater, a senior sofees due to lost teaching time
licitor at Asserson, said: “No
during recent strikes.
other service provider
Students from some of
would get away with
the country’s most prescharging for 25 weeks
tigious institutions are inof a service and cutting
The amount the
volved, including Oxford,
that to 22 with no price
claim could cost
Cambridge, Manchester
reduction.
There is no
universities
and King’s College Lonquestion that universidon, in a claim that could
ties owe students fair
cost universities £10m each.
compensation.
The case follows a series of
“If the class action is acstrikes by staff at 65 universities in cepted, universities would pay out
a dispute over pensions, which was millions of pounds. Over 20,000 unresolved earlier this month. It would dergraduates attend each large UK
be one of the biggest such actions university. Paying approximately
seen in the UK.
£500 compensation each to 20,000
The law firm Asserson, based in students would cost £10m.”
Marylebone, London, has brought
According to the firm, more than
By Richard Vaughan
EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT
£10m
Background Lecturers walk out over pensions
Lecturers staged repeated strike
action earlier this year after talks
between the union and their
employers hit an impasse over
radical changes to their pensions.
Under the reforms, a typical
lecturer would have been nearly
£10,000 a year worse off in retirement than under the original terms.
Members of the University and
College Union voted overwhelmingly
in favour of industrial action over 14
days. Plans were even put forward
for further strikes to take place
during the exam period in a bid to
cause as much disruption to universities as possible.
But earlier this month, the
strikes were called off after UCU
members voted to accept an offer
to reopen negotiations. The deal
will mean universities appoint
a joint committee of experts to
evaluate pensions.
Throughout the strikes, ministers
argued that students had “rights
as consumers”, with the Education
Secretary Damian Hinds suggesting
that they should be financially
compensated for lost teaching time.
a quarter (27 per cent) of those
signed up are overseas students,
who can pay anywhere between
£10,000 and £38,000 a year in tuition fees, depending on their course.
Mr Goldwater believes there could
be a surge in students signing up, as
around one million students were affected by the strikes.
Asserson said that while some
The strikes were called off
earlier this month after
the universities and the teachers’
union reached an agreement on
a pensions settlement, ahead of
planned strike action to disrupt
the exam period.
universities have clauses in their
contracts with students excluding
liability for loss caused by strike
action, it believes that such exclusion
clauses could be ruled void under
consumer rights laws.
Universities minister Sam Gyimah
said at the time of the industrial action that students should be reimbursed for the loss of teaching time.
Universities UK, which represents
universities, has asked students unhappy with the loss of teaching time
to raise it via their institution’s complaints procedure.
ENVIRONMENT
LITERATURE
Leading children’s
authors sign up for
clean oceans campaign
Debut novels
make Women’s
Prize shortlist
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Fifty of the UK’s best-known
children’s authors and
illustrators have joined forces
to launch Authors4Oceans, a
campaign to encourage the book
industry and young readers to
ditch plastic.
Authors and illustrators
including Sir Michael Morpurgo,
Katherine Rundell, Chris Riddell,
Jacqueline Wilson, Quentin
Blake and Jackie Morris, have
pledged support for the campaign
which encourages booksellers,
publishers, literary festivals
and young readers to find eco
alternatives to the bags, straws,
bottles and single-use cutlery
which has a devastating impact
on sea life.
Sir Michael Morpurgo, the
best-selling author of War
Horse and Why the Whales
Came, said: “The greatest
weakness we have, the greatest
mistake we make is to take the
world about us for granted.
“We use up the Earth we live in
at our peril. It is a finite resource
and we have to remember that.
Destroy it, and we destroy
ourselves. It is that simple.”
Authors4Oceans has
teamed up with the Marine
Conservation Society, Action
for Conservation, the Born
Free Foundation and children’s
magazine The Week Junior
to launch a new competition,
Oceans are NOT Rubbish.
A UK-wide schools competition,
it will ask children to get creative
by designing and building models
of endangered sea creatures out
of plastic rubbish. The Born Free
star Virginia McKenna will be
among the judges.
The campaign is the brainchild
of Lauren St John, the Blue
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Award-winning author Lauren St John, who founded the Authors4Oceans
campaign, with a dolphin during a rescue mission in Turkey PA
Peter Award-winning author of
eco-adventures such as Dolphin
Song, who was inspired to launch
the campaign when she ordered a
drink in a bookstore and it came
with a plastic straw.
“There are hundreds of
bookshops across the UK, many
of which hand out plastic bags,
straws and bottles daily,” she
said. “It occurred to me that an
alliance of children’s authors,
particularly those who write
about nature and are passionate
about the environment, might
have a voice together.
A debut novel telling the fantastical story of a mermaid’s arrival in
Georgian-era London has made the
shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize
For Fiction.
Imogen Hermes Gowar’s The
Mermaid and Mrs Hancock made the
six-strong list for the £30,000 prize.
But the judges failed to find room for
favoured titles including Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely
Fine, which won the Costa first novel
award, and Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
Gowar has already sold the film
rights to her mermaid tale, which
was the subject of a 10-way publishing bidding war.
The list includes two other debut
novels, The Idiot by Elif Batuman and
Sight by Jessie Greengrass. There
are two British authors, two American authors, one British/Pakistani
author – Kamila Shamsie for her
Booker-longlisted Home Fire – and
one Indian author.
On Saturday, in your
Alice Jones Michael Morpurgo Janet Street-Porter
Simon Calder
Shappi Khorsandi
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IN SEOUL
In another sign of the gradual thaw
between two countries that are
technically still at war, South Korea
has switched off the propaganda
broadcasts that it blares across the
border at North Korea ahead of their
first summit in a decade.
The two neighbours are in the final
stages of preparations for a summit
on Friday between the North Korean
leader, Kim Jong-un, and South
Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at the
border truce village of Panmunjom.
Last weekend, North Korea said that
Mr Kim is expected to
meet Donald Trump in
May or June, the first meeting
between leaders of the two
countries. The CIA director Mike
Pompeo met Mr Kim three weeks
ago to discuss the summit.
On Saturday,
in your
it would halt nuclear and missile tests
and that it was scrapping its nuclear
test site to instead pursue economic
growth and peace.
T h e S o u t h ’s p r o p a g a n d a
broadcasts, which included a mix of
news, Korean pop songs and criticism
of the North Korean regime, were
stopped at midnight. The South did
not say if they would resume after the
Kim-Moon summit.
“We hope this decision will lead
both Koreas to stop mutual criticism
and propaganda against each other
and also contribute in creating peace
and a new beginning,” the South
Korean defence ministry said.
Mr Moon was also upbeat
yesterday, saying: “North Korea’s
decision to freeze its nuclear
programme is a significant decision
for the complete denuclearisation of
the Korean peninsula.”
On Sunday, US President Donald
Trump warned that the nuclear
crisis on the peninsula was a long way
from being resolved. REUTERS
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Festival of
fashion
and faith
South switches
off propaganda
aimed at North
By Christine Kim
i TUESDAY
24 APRIL 2018
Models take part in the
final day of the Muslim
Fashion Festival in
Jakarta, Indonesia.
Among the members
of the Organisation of
Islamic Co-operation,
Indonesia is the fifthbiggest exporter
of Muslim fashion
products after
Bangladesh, Turkey,
Morocco and Pakistan.
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Britain wants jihadi suspects to face trial in US
By Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy
Britain reportedly does not want the
two alleged “Beatles” henchmen of
“Jihadi John” to be tried in the UK.
The “preferred” option emerging
from the Government is for them to
be sent to America. However, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee El-sheikh
could still face justice in Syria, where
they are being held, if extraditing
them to the US proves problematic.
Talks were held in Washington
over the weekend that are understood to have included the fate of the
two suspected members of the gang
of four British jihadis whose beheading videos horrified the world. Many
of the victims were American. If the
two are sent to America, then Britain will push for them to be held in
the mainstream prison system rather than Guantanamo Bay.
The UK would oppose the death
penalty for the men, who are believed to have been stripped of their
British passports. EVENING STANDARD
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WINDRUSH
SCANDAL
CUSTOMS
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PAKISTAN’S
#METOO
ST GEORGE’S
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ENOCH
POWELL
MACRON AND
TRUMP
We need an
independent
inquiry
Remaining in
would be
disastrous
Meesha Shafi’s
story must
be heard
Is the flag a
symbol of
white pride?
Speech has
had a very
real effect
‘Bromance’
has an
agenda
Financial Times
BBC
Pakistan Daily
Times
The Spectator
The New Yorker
Windrush exposes
the problems of
arbitrary targets for
migration. The rigid
doctrine at the Home
Office stemmed from
May’s aim, as Home
Secretary, of creating a
“hostile environment”.
She might have been
reflecting on the
public mood at that
time, but the practical
consequences resulted
in thoughtless policies.
(Bronwen Maddox)
ConservativeHome
Giving the Opposition
advice is not exactly
this website’s vocation.
But it is hard to
understand why
Labour, and some Tory
MPs, are not pressing
the case for an
independent inquiry.
(Paul Goodman)
Quote of
the day
I’m trying to
give Facebook
a bloody nose
and actually
get some
changes made
Martin Lewis
MoneySavingExpert
founder on his
defamation suit
This week’s debate will
be purely symbolic
and will not tie the
Government’s hands.
But it could give an
indication of the
opposition the Prime
Minister might face in
a crunch vote on the
issue next month.
With sabre-rattling
from both sides of the
argument, Downing
Street felt sufficiently
worried to clarify its
position overnight.
(Eleanor Garnier)
The Sun
Staying in the Customs
Union would be an
insane decision. We
would have to follow
EU orders on trade,
without having a say
over them. It’s a worse
deal than we have now.
(Editorial)
Our very own
‘#MeToo’ moment
has arrived, as Meesha
Shafi, a versatile
artist with a huge fan
following, has accused
another fellow star,
Ali Zafar, of sexual
harassment.
(Nauman Quaiser)
Al Jazeera
Little by little, women,
and some men, have
been gathering the
courage to speak out
about sexual abuse.
Given the difficult and
sometimes unsafe
circumstances in
which people who
have suffered assault
come out to tell their
stories in Pakistan, this
sustained trend has
been quite remarkable.
(Rabia Mehmood)
New Statesman
Flags like St George’s
have surprising
resonance across
different communities.
A minority (about 25
per cent) do see
Englishness as white.
(John Denham)
Christian Today
As the campaigning
MP David Lammy
told Christian Today
last week in the wake
of the Windrush
scandal which itself
tells us so much about
a regressive culture
in government: “Of
course [black] people
are British – they are
British subjects but,
are they allowed also
to be English? Or is
Englishness confined
to ethnicity and a
racial definition?”
(James Macintyre)
The speech does two
things: it makes a
prediction about the
scale of immigration
(this turned out not to
be so far wrong); and it
makes a much vaguer
prediction about the
social consequences of
that immigration (which
turned out to be wrong).
(Sam Leith)
LRB
10 days after the
speech, Wade Crooks, a
black British man from
Wolverhampton, was
attacked by a group
shouting: “Powell,
Powell!” They slashed
his face with a razor
blade. “I have been here
since 1955,” Crooks
said, “nothing like this
has happened before. I
am shattered.”
(Ian Patel)
Emmanuel Macron
has calculated that
the boost to France’s
international profile
is worth some
compromises. He has
delivered on some of
Trump’s pet issues,
such as nudging
France’s military
budget toward the 2 per
cent of GDP target for
Nato member states.
(Lauren Collins)
CBNC
Macron is an economic
reformer. Trump is
not. Both cut taxes
on corporations and
the wealthy. But only
Macron cut them as
part of a balanced
programme to adapt
his economy to
21st-century global
competition.
(John Harwood)
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FERGUS ANCKORN SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN AND MAGICIAN
Fergus Anckorn was a member of the
118th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
and member of the Magic Circle who,
aged 23, was captured by the Japanese
in Singapore without firing a shot.
What followed was a story of almost
unimaginable suffering and endurance;
he survived the regime that the
Japanese imposed upon Allied PoWs
working on the Burma-Siam Railway,
the so-called Death Railway. He earned
the moniker of “the conjuror of the river
Kwai” as he saved prisoners’ lives by
entertaining the guards so they allowed
him to have extra food rations.
Born in Kent, in 1918, Fergus Gordon
Anckorn’s interest in magic was
sparked after receiving a magic set for
his fourth birthday. Aged 18, became the
youngest member of the Magic Circle.
He was working as a clerk at the Marley
Tile Co in Sevenoaks when war was
declared in 1939 and most of the staff
was summoned. Anckorn was one of
the first to be called up.
Over the next two years, he
entertained his comrades with his
magic. In 1942, the regiment was
shipped off to India but were redirected
to Singapore to re-enforce the
garrison there. No sooner had the 118th
disembarked in Singapore than they
were bombed by the Japanese.
Less than a week later, his truck of
munitions was blown up during an
air raid. He sustained a severe blow to
the head, burns and shrapnel wounds,
and his right hand was almost severed.
Barely alive, he was taken to Alexandra
Military Hospital. Thanks to an orderly
who recognised him in time, the
surgeon did not amputate the hand.
Singapore later fell with the capture
of approximately 80,000 British, Indian
and Australian troops. Anckorn, now
a PoW, was sent north with tens of
thousands of others to work on the
notorious Burma Railway.
Anckorn started working on the
Wampo viaduct. One afternoon,
Anckorn was ordered to climb up
a bamboo viaduct to apply boiling
creosote to the wooden struts.
However, he had an attack of vertigo
and froze with fear. A guard climbed
up after him and threw the creosote
container over Anckorn’s head.
He was dispatched to a hospital in
Thailand. While there, he started to do
magic tricks. The camp commandant,
Osato Yoshio, who adored magic,
summoned Anckorn and gave him a
small coin. He made it disappear, and
discovered it in an opened tin of fish on
Osato’s table. Osato let him leave, along
with the tin of food because it was
deemed contaminated, as PoWs were
seen as “verminous”.
After liberation, Anckorn weighed
just 5st and of his regiment of 980
taken prisoner, 250 survived.
Asked about his wartime
experiences, Anckorn replied: “I was
blown up, I was shot, I survived a
massacre, I was buried alive twice and I
was up in front of a firing squad twice.
Apart from that it was all right!”
He married Lucille in 1946. He is
survived by their two children.
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Why Leave vote must be honoured
Millions who felt powerless found a voice that should be heeded
T
hree words played an
essential role in the
EU referendum: “take
back control”. Vote
Leave’s slogan has
entered our political
phrasebook since polling day –
milked for every possible drop of
power or humour, as is the fate of
every successful political tagline.
That familiarity we have learnt in
the last 21 months of recycling and
repeating those three words leads
us to forget how powerful and fresh
they were as a rallying cry during
the campaign itself.
Like all the best political
messages, “take back control”
neatly encapsulated complex ideas,
combining popular frustration with
an unaccountable EU and a sense
of offering a positive alternative
to rule by the dreary grey men
of Brussels.
The phrase artfully emphasised
the belief which united most of
the disparate and often fractious
groups and worldviews that made
up British Euroscepticism: voting
Leave did not mean dictating one
post-Brexit policy or another, it
meant choosing for the UK to make
its own decisions democratically.
Nothing more, nothing less.
This is why the idea of staying
in the customs union – the latest
straw grasped by those who still
hope to block Brexit – ought to be
rejected. Outsourcing trade policy
to Brussels would be the opposite of
taking back control; indeed, it would
mean not just leaving Brussels in
charge of our economic future, it
would involve doing so without even
the figleaf of representation that the
EU currently includes. We would go
from being Juncker’s cash cow to
his bargaining chip.
That matters economically;
customs union means missing out
on the opportunity to build a new,
more prosperous future through
democratic control of all our own
laws and trading relationships. And
it matters politically, too.
Remember what happened in
June 2016. Over 17 million people
banded together to vote for our
country to leave the EU. That is
more people than have ever voted
for anything else – any party, any
idea, any individual – in British
democratic history.
They did not take that decision
lightly. They considered it, in the
face of vast and heavily funded
scare-campaigning by major
parties, big businesses and, of
course, the government of the day.
They would have had every excuse
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million people in
the UK voted to
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to regretfully opt for Remain, the
supposed “safe” option; they had
been battered with predictions of
instant recession, vast and swift job
losses, even the spectre of war.
Voting Leave despite all the
weight of political authority and
Project Fear took dedication and
courage. It was, for many of those
who did so, an inspirational process.
The prospect of taking back control
appealed particularly to people who
believed that politics and politicians
failed to represent them.
We all know that Leave did well
in some of Britain’s poorest areas.
Too often that trend is treated as
illegitimate, when some choose to
produce a sneering stereotype of
ignorance among Leave voters.
Instead, we should consider what it
means: that people who felt failed
by Britain as an EU member voted
to change how our country is run in
the hope of a better life.
That was a powerful motivation.
According to Matt Singh, the
electoral analyst, an estimated 2.8
million people who were habitual
non-voters came out to vote Leave.
Ask any political campaigner and
they will tell you how hard it is to
persuade people to change their
political habits – and that getting
long-term non-voters to break their
habit and instead turn out is one of
the most difficult feats to pull off.
“Take back control” helped to win
those voters over. Control was what
they felt they lacked, so they opted
to regain it. Imagine for a moment
Efforts to stop
Brexit, dilute
it, or otherwise
stymie it would
dishonour our
democracy
what it felt like for people who
believed themselves to be powerless
to find out that over 17 million
others were on their side. Now
consider their emotions when they
saw the most powerful politicians in
the land compelled to do what they
had instructed them to do through
the ballot box.
That makes fulfilling Brexit
a crucial responsibility for
democratic engagement in this
country. For Britain’s political class
to keep its word and honour the
outcome of the referendum would
demonstrate that this is a country
which stands by its principles, that
the system really is, ultimately,
controlled by the people. Those
masses of habitual non-voters who
gave democracy one last shot could
be brought back into the population
of engaged voters.
Efforts to stop Brexit, dilute it,
or otherwise stymie it – through
the customs union or any other
weaselly attempt to keep the EU
in control – threaten to wreck that
opportunity, and would dishonour
our democracy in the eyes of
millions.
That would have ethical and
practical consequences. Do we
really want to be a country in which
a political class openly gives already
disillusioned people the definitive
impression that they are too poor,
too powerless, or too irrelevant for
their votes to be obeyed?
At best, refusing the electorate’s
decision to take back control from
Brussels would permanently
alienate a large chunk of the
electorate from the process of
British democracy. At worst, we
could easily see a swift upsurge in
the angry protest politics that we
have so recently managed to shake
off. Leave voters’ victory brought
Ukip to the brink of extinction –
defying those voters could revitalise
it, or inspire something even worse.
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When the chief executive
of Royal Mail leaves in
September (i, 21 April)
she will be handed a
£1m “golden goodbye”.
Three questions: Why a
pay-off? Who sanctioned
this? And how can
retirement mean the
opportunity to develop
her portfolio career?
A million pounds may
not seem that much
to some, but it would
be surprising if other i
readers didn’t feel the
need for answers.
No wonder postage has
increased lately.
BOBBI COPE
BIRMINGHAM
Royal
benefits
I understand a young
couple from Kensington
have had a baby. In fact,
it’s the third one these
young people have
chosen to have. Can we
expect that they will be
caught by recent changes
to child benefit rules
stating that taxpayerprovided benefits will
only be made available
for their first two
children? Or, perhaps
more likely in a case of
one rule for you lot and
another for us, can we
expect the well-known
N
CO
Great Granny of said
child to have a word
with some mates down
at the benefit office and
request a waiver in this
case? I understand she
has previous experience
on such tactics.
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LONDON
Blood hounds
like the job
I was a little surprised
by your reader Jan
McCormick’s (i, 23 April)
response to the excellent
article on the Pet Blood
Bank (i, 21 April). Our
own dog has now given
two blood donations and
enjoyed the reassurance
and attention given on
both occasions.
I wonder how your
correspondent feels
about dogs not actively
choosing to become
guide dogs, assistance
dogs, medical detection
dogs and the like? Many
dogs’ lives are fulfilled
by helping humans to a
better life.
JEFF WILKINS
RUGBY,
WARWICKSHIRE
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fifth saint
You report (i, 23 April)
that Jeremy Corbyn
is calling for national
holidays to celebrate
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the swallowing team. I
explained she had eaten
the yoghurt with no
problem. The registrar
listened, confirming it
appeared OK. But they
insisted she first see the
swallowing team. Six
days later – nine days
without food – they saw
her. By this time she was
too weak to swallow.
She deteriorated rapidly
and died a week later,
two years ago this week.
I weep every time I
think that I should have
insisted that she be fed.
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second-class citizen
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the patron saints of four
of the British nations.
Like most Anglocentric
politicians, however, he
misses out St Piran’s
Day (5 March), celebrated
as the patron saint of
Cornwall, the other
British Nation! Oll an
gwella.
MIKE DANIELLS
CORNWALL
What’s in
a name?
In Monday’s i (23
April), Jeremy Hunt
is mentioned in four
separate sections, yet in
each one he is referred
to only as the Health
Secretary, and not by his
full title of Health and
Social Care Secretary.
Social care has long lived
in the shadow of the
health service, with all
the attendant problems
that have resulted down
the years, leading to the
government deciding to
combine the two services
under one ministry in an
attempt to finally bring
some joined-up-thinking
to service provision.
If the media only refer
to Mr Hunt as Health
Secretary, is there not
a risk that instead of
elevating the significance
of social care, the exact
opposite happens?
ROB BURN
SLEAFORD,
LINCOLNSHIRE
Reason for
referendum #2
Your large-scale survey
makes it clear that if
the Government says
that we must leave
the customs union,
it will be without the
support of the majority,
especially in Scotland
and Northern Ireland.
We should make it clear
what the consequences
of our terms of leaving
the EU are and put it
to the public in a vote.
After all, the process
of leaving the EU was
started by a referendum,
called not because of
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Was my sister
less important?
Regarding Paul
Gallagher’s article (i,
23 April), my sister had
Down’s syndrome, and
latterly she also sadly
developed dementia. She
was admitted to hospital
with pneumonia but
was slowly recovering.
However, being ill and
weak she had not eaten
for a few days. I gave
her a yoghurt but was
told she was nil by
mouth until seen by
Wenger: The
stage play
Like most great plays
it comes in three acts.
The coruscating football
and trophies of the first
years culminating in
the Invincibles. Then
the new stadium had to
be paid off and the club
seemed every year to
sell its best players. The
final act started with
the signing of Mesut
Ozil for £42m. Austerity
was ended. This brought
three FA Cups but not
the biggest trophies.
The second act, in which
Wenger delivered
Champions League
football continuously on
net transfer spending
considerably lower
than his rivals, was as
impressive as the first.
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ISLE OF MULL
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war which it appears
continues today.
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Smith wants
equal pay, for
‘Queen’ and all
Round-Up
Royalflush
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
are said to have been on the hunt
for the “poshest Portaloos money
can buy” in time for their wedding
on 19 May. “It’s just one of many
things that is having to be planned
and thought about,” a source told
Vanity Fair magazine.
It was revealed last month that
Claire Foy had been paid less than
her co-star in The Crown, Matt
Smith, for each of the two series
they had appeared in together as
The Queen and Prince Philip.
At the time Netflix, which
produces the show (it is the
streaming site’s biggest budget
series), said that it would be
making sure there would be no
gender pay gap going forward and
that incoming stars taking over
from Foy and Smith could expect
equal pay.
Smith has now broken his silence
on the matter, explaining that
he supports his “best friend” Foy
completely, as well as suggesting
that producers have since rectified
their pay gap.
He said: “I believe that we should
be paid equally and fairly and there
should be equality for all.”
Smith added, “I’m pleased that
it was resolved and they made
amends for it, because that what’s
needed to happen. Going forward,
I think we should all bear in mind
that we need to strive to make this
better and a more even playing field
for everyone involved – but not just
in our industry, in all industries.”
The next actress to play the
Queen will be Olivia Colman, who
begins filming in July. She has
revealed she has been training
with a voice coach to perfect her
received pronunciation.
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I had something,
then I had less
of something.”
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singer Billy Corgan
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three stages of fame.
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said to have married
girlfriend Alejandra
Silva, 35. Gere said:
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quiet and happy
life that I have always
sought.” He was previously
married to model Cindy Crawford.
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millennials, so I can speak
with some authority about
their tastes, their habits and their
mores. They get a lot of stick, this
generation weaned on smartphones,
and brought up in a world of infinite
choice and constant communication.
They are criticised, among other
things, for being feckless, privileged
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my observations, unfair and a wild
generalisation. The other side of
this coin is that they are choosy,
opportunistic and principled.
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in their spending patterns, and
because they have ready cash,
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programmes on the television and
yet, in 2018, grown adults in the UK
are still devouring little boxes of
Cheerios first thing in the morning?
I genuinely think there are
middle-aged businessmen who,
stuck in a hotel on a roundabout just
outside of Nuneaton, are hoping to
find a toy in their cereal bowl – and
who can blame them? Life as an
adult can be really boring and how
much more fun would it be to go
into an important business meeting
secure in the knowledge that, in your
pocket, you have a tiny plastic toy
that no one else knows about?
So while I really don’t want to
deny anyone the pleasure of sinking
their crooked British teeth into a
soggy piece of buttered white toast
slathered all over with bright
red jam (a classic), I have to
say that, these days, I’m
very pleased whenever
I see something new
on the breakfast
menu. We happily
experiment with our
lunches and eat around
the globe for supper, but
our breakfasts are stuck
in a terrible rut. We really
haven’t welcomed anything
new since we accepted the pastry
basket from France.
Will avocado on toast brunches
really stop me getting a mortgage?
So come on, kitchens, catch
me out – tickle my early morning
tastebuds. Bring me your
Norwegian brown cheese, your
Venezuelan-style grilled chorizo;
treat me to halloumi fries with
harissa yoghurt; shakshuka
me some eggs; or just do us a
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A dress, let’s say, is bought from
an online fashion house. The dress
is despatched from the retailer. A
courier then delivers the dress to
the purchaser. The purchaser tries
on the dress and doesn’t like it.
Another courier then collects the
dress and takes it back to the depot.
This process happens, I’d suggest,
thousands of times every day, adding
to the congestion on the streets of
our cities, causing unnecessary air
pollution, and having the effect, too,
of eviscerating our high street shops.
And yet no one notices this, never
mind makes an issue of it.
I don’t want to appear antimillennial: I’d merely like to point
out the inconsistency of what
happens on the virtual high street.
On the one hand, consumers
show laudable support for ethical
suppliers, while on the other they
ignore their own contribution to
environmental degradation in the
quest to get a dress at the right price
which looks nice.
In many ways, I admire the
millennial state of mind, which
holds people and corporations to
account. They will inherit the earth,
so why shouldn’t they seek to make
it a better place? My point is that
they should also be conscious of the
damage their shopping habit does to
the world about us.
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parties, and media groups the world
over. Even the chairman of the BBC
admitted as much when he said: “It
is a generation with which we have
to work hard to remain relevant.”
And so it goes. People in
marketing departments tasked with
making their products “remain
relevant” to millennials try to come
up with a formula that might help
them win the prize. And quite a
prize it is. Last year in America
alone, millennials spent $200bn
(£145bn) and it is thought that, by
the end of this year, they will become
the generation with the highest
spending power.
But what the marketers fail
to recognise are some puzzling
contradictions in the millennial
purchasing tastes. They seek
quality, but this will be trumped
by the lowest price. And take the
question of sustainability. If you
asked any millennial what influences
their decisions, most will say that
environmental concerns play an
important role. Many boycott
companies whose products do not
match up to the highest ethical
standards, and, of major fashion
brands, those who flaunt their
sustainability credentials do
particularly well with this group.
So let us dissect what really
happens when a purchase is made.
othing makes me crave
home more than a hotel
breakfast, especially a
hotel buffet breakfast
where bacon rashers in
stainless steel troughs
toughen their sinews
under bright lights,
eggs swim in oil
and everything is
splattered with baked
bean juice.
I think the only
people who really
get a kick out of buffet
breakfasts are children who
cannot believe they are allowed to
pile sausages on top of cake, most of
which ends up being squashed into
the carpet.
This is why hotel breakfast rooms
have such vivid carpets: the pattern
needs to withstand a daily Jackson
Pollocking of breakfast goods. In
fact, I’m surprised most hotels
haven’t given up on carpets and gone
for something they can simply hose
down before lunch.
Odd, isn’t it, that we are a nation
addicted to watching cooking
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When the former Liberal Party
leader Jeremy Thorpe was cleared
in 1979 of conspiring to murder his
former gay lover, the decision by his
lawyers to keep the politician out of
the witness box was regarded as a
stroke of tactical genius.
Mr Thorpe was acquitted
after Mr Carman cast
doubt on the reliability of
witnesses, but his reputation had
been irrevocably damaged.
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Letter revealing
Thorpe sexuality
is made public
By Cahal Milmo
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One of the documents that
persuaded him to avoid crossexamination has now been publicly
released and highlights just how
damaging being questioned would
have been. The four-page letter was
written in 1961 by the charismatic Old
Etonian to an American called Bruno
that he had met in San Francisco, and
clearly reveals his homosexuality.
Prosecutors at the Old Bailey
trial had a copy of the letter and Mr
Thorpe’s legal team was desperate
to avoid cross-examination which
would dwell on his sexuality.
The existence of the letter
presented Mr Thorpe’s legal team,
led by the renowned barrister George
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Carman, with a headache. The Liberal
leader wanted to avoid detailed
questioning about his homosexuality
and cross-examination about the
letter would have made such an
outcome inevitable.
In one of the most famous criminal
trials in British political history, Mr
Thorpe was prosecuted along with
two others for conspiring to murder
Norman Scott, a riding instructor
who had been his lover.
The letter was enough to persuade
Mr Carman that his client should not
In the letter, obtained by the BBC,
Mr Thorpe told his American
friend Bruno: “I don’t know how
you feel, but although we only met
so briefly, I miss you desperately.
“How I adored SF [San
Francisco]... Certainly it is the one
city where a gay person can let
down his defences and feel free
and unhunted.”
The former Liberal Party
leader, writing at a time when
homosexuality was still illegal in
Britain, then added: “If I’m ever
driven out of public life in Britain
for a gay scandal then I shall
settle in SF!”
Expressing a desire to meet
Bruno as soon as possible, Mr
Thorpe wrote: “I must get to SF
on some mission!!”
enter the witness box. A deal was
struck with the prosecution whereby
Mr Thorpe would accept being
described as having “homosexual
tendencies” in return for the letter –
and testimony from other past lovers
– not being put before the jury.
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A 17-year-old deaf and partially
blind dog has been hailed a hero
after looking after a three-yearold child who had got lost in the
Australian bush overnight.
Max stayed by Aurora’s side
for more than 16 hours when the
youngster went missing after
wandering off into the vast expanse
of rural space outside her family
home in Queensland.
The elderly pet has been named
an “honorary police dog” by for
helping to keep the toddler safe
and warm overnight and helping
reunite her with her family.
A huge search was launched,
involving two helicopters, as
temperatures dropped and fears
grew that the child could have fallen
into a dam near the property.
Her grandmother, Leisa Bennet,
spoke of the sleepless night the
family had after hours of searching
led to nothing – and how Max
eventually helped her to locate
Aurora. She told ABC News: “We
were standing here alone in the
darkness knowing a three-yearold was out in the cold. It wasn’t a
situation where we could go home
and sleep in our warm blankets
knowing she was out here.”
Continuing to search in the dark,
she finally heard Aurora’s voice.
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‘Macho’ car ads
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By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock
said he was “minded” to intervene
over Trinity Mirror’s £200m
takeover of the Express
and Star newspapers
on grounds of media
plurality and the titles’
editorial independence.
Mr Hancock (inset)
saidhewantedto“ensure
editorial independence is
maintained” when the leftleaning Mirror and Tory-backing
Express papers are under one roof,
given the “potential impact the
transfer of newspapers would have
on editorial decision-making”.
He also expressed concern that
a “sufficient plurality of views in
newspapers” would be maintained
as the merged entity “would
own the largest share of
national titles within the
UK newspaper market,
owning nine out of 20
national titles”.
The Competition and
Markets Authority has
launched an investigation.
Mr Hancock is asking the
newspaper groups for comments
before potentially referring the
matter to media watchdog Ofcom.
By Adam Sherwin
Men and women are equally
“turned off” by macho advertising,
a study has found.
The analysis of car advertising
and editorial content for Auto
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of consumers agree that car
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People with hay fever, asthma and
other common allergies are more
likely to suffer from depression or
anxiety, a study has found.
Patients with the “three As”
– asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay
fever) and atopic dermatitis (eczema) – are 66 per cent more likely
to develop anxiety or other psychiatric disorders, researchers said.
The findings have huge implications for millions of people in
Britain, which has one of the highest rates of allergies in the world.
Some 5.4 million people have
asthma and about 22 million suffer from hay fever.
The authors of the study, published in the journal Frontiers in
Psychiatry, said more research
was needed to determine the reason for the link, although they suspect it involves inflammation.
“As a clinician, I observed some
patients with the three As appeared to suffer emotionally,” said
lead researcher Dr Nian-Sheng
Tzeng, from the Tri-Service General Hospital in Taiwan.
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Body of
missing stag
party Scot
found in river
Turkish President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
poses with pupils
dressed in traditional
and historic costumes
during a school visit
to the country’s
Presidential Palace
in Ankara yesterday
to mark National
Sovereignty and
Children’s Day.
Turkey will
be holding early
presidential and
parliamentary
elections on 24 June, a
year and a half ahead of
the initially scheduled
date of November
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PRESS SERVICE/AP
BELGIUM
Paris terror attack suspect jailed for
20 years over police siege shootout
IN BRUSSELS
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect accused of the 2015
Paris terror attacks, was
jailed for 20 years yesterday by a Belgian court for
trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in March 2016.
Judge Marie-France
Keutgen said Abdeslam,
28, and Tunisian Sofien
Ayari, 24, had been found guilty
of “attempted terrorist murder”.
Abdeslam is in a French prison
awaiting trial for his role in the Isis
massacres in Paris in November
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Time to take
responsibility,
Facebook
F
acebook is on the back
foot – again. Having been
grilled by Congress over
allegations of data misuse,
Mark Zuckerberg and his
lieutenants must now return their
attention to this side of the Atlantic.
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i TUESDAY
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2015 in which 130 people were killed.
Prosecutors say he is the lone survivor of a suicide squad.
Neither he nor Ayari, who is in
custody in Belgium, was present
for the judgment. Despite
the absence of both of the
suspects, security was
tight around the Brussels
court, with heavily armed
police on guard.
By the time of the
shootout in the Brussels
district of Forest, Abdeslam
had been in hiding for four
months after fleeing Paris the night
his elder brother, Salim, blew himself
up at a café.
Prosecutors say Abdeslam (inset)
helped to organise the attacks and
ferry former fighters from Syria
around Europe and that he, too,
would have died if his suicide vest
had not failed to detonate. His lawyers do not dispute that Abdeslam
was in Paris during the attacks.
Belgian police stumbled across
him when, with French officers, they
went to inspect a suspect apartment
in Forest and came under a hail of
gunfire which wounded four of them.
After a three-hour siege ended with
marksmen killing a 35-year-old Algerian called Mohamed Belkaid, police
found an arms cache.
Abdeslam’s DNA found at the
scene linked him to the shootout and
led to his arrest three days later in
a different apartment in Brussels.
Four days after his arrest, suicide
bombers attacked Brussels Airport and the city’s metro, killing 32
people. Officials believe the bombers brought forward their attack
because they feared Abdeslam
might reveal their plans under interrogation. REUTERS
Here, they will find the Health
Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, raising the
spectre of legislation over concerns
that social media firms are “turning
a blind eye” to underage use and
online bullying. And they will also, in
the High Court, find consumer
campaigner Martin Lewis
(inset) launching highly
significant legal action
against the company.
Lewis’s claim for
defamation relates
to the appearance
on Facebook of
advertisements which
falsely claim he has
endorsed financial products. He
says some individuals have invested
money as a result of believing
that schemes had Lewis’s seal
of approval.
For a man who has built a
reputation on championing the
rights of consumers, such ads are
plainly harmful. Lewis argues that
he should not have to report them
to Facebook in order for them to
be removed from the site, which is
what happens at present.
At the root of this case lie some
key questions. The first is
technical: is Facebook a
publisher or is it simply a
platform which enables
publication by others?
Since publishers
have to accept liability
for the material they
use, it comes as no great
shock that Facebook
remains reluctant to admit
that it fits the description.
However, that disinclination taps
into the second, broader, question
raised – which is what degree of
responsibility must Facebook take
for things that have happened
as a result of its existence? This
includes fake news promoted to
This case shows
Zuckerberg and
his executives
need to get a grip
Abdeslam, a French
national born in
Brussels to French-Moroccan
parents, was present on the
opening day of the trial in
Belgium, but refused to answer
the judge’s questions.
gullible users; dodgy ads that make
false claims about questionable
investments; data harvesting by the
likes of Cambridge Analytica; online
bullying of vulnerable teenagers
and children; the live-streaming of
suicides; and a lot else besides.
Back in the days when everything
that came out of California’s
sun-soaked, libertarian-loving tech
scene was just amazing, there were
plenty of people ready to stand up
for the virtues of this remarkable
technological and social advance.
The traditional media has
found itself mightily squeezed by
Facebook, both for the public’s
The body of a Scottish man who
went missing on a stag weekend in
Hamburg has been found, according
to a charity helping his family.
Liam Colgan (inset), from Inverness, vanished during his brother
Eamonn’s stag celebrations in the
German city in the early hours of
10 February.
The 29-year-old’s body was recovered from the River Elbe in the city
on Monday, according to The Lucie
Blackman Trust.
The charity, which helps the families of those missing abroad, said:
“The Lucie Blackman Trust is saddened to confirm that a
body found in the River
E l b e, H a m b u rg,
is that of Liam
Colgan, missing
after attending
his brother’s stag
weekend in the
German city.
“Whilst formal
identification is yet
to be carried out, Mr
Colgan’s driving licence was
in the pocket of the jacket, and the
clothes were those he was wearing
the night he disappeared.”
Chief executive Matthew Searle
said: “An astonishing amount of support has been apparent in this case
– the search for Liam has been joined
by thousands of people, both German and British, and we would like
to thank all of them for their support.
“Our thoughts are of course with
Liam’s family and friends today.”
Mr Colgan’s father and brother
had remained in the city to help with
the search.
His brother, Eamonn, told Sky
News: “The only theory we can
have is that he’s tried to make his
way home. He planned the trip, so
he’s maybe decided ‘I can find my
way home’.”
attention and advertisers’ wallets.
When set against the challenges
faced by mainstream news
publishers – not to mention the
risks and responsibilities of decent
journalism – Facebook’s ability to
make vast profits while remaining
apparently unaccountable for
problems arising from its business
touches a nerve.
Politicians, meanwhile, are aware
that Facebook has no editorial voice
and realise which side their bread
is buttered on. Coming down hard
on the company will play out well in
newspaper headlines.
Still, Lewis’s case is a reminder
that Facebook isn’t just a thorn in
the side of news publishers, but also
of law-abiding individuals who are
taken in by duff content, or whose
reputations are besmirched by it. In
the final analysis, Zuckerberg and
his executives need to get a grip.
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There is no plan B, Macron
warns as he travels to US
in effort to save Iran deal
By Steve Holland
IN WASHINGTON
The French President, Emmanuel
Macron, arrived in Washington
yesterday for a state visit likely to be
dominated by differences over trade
and the nuclear accord with Iran.
At the same time, the Iranian
government urged European
leaders to convince US President
Donald Trump not to tear up the
2015 deal between Tehran and six
world powers.
Mr Macron has said there is no
“plan B” for keeping a lid on Tehran’s
nuclear ambitions, as it seeks to
expand its influence across the
Middle East.
He is on something of a rescue
mission for what is formally known
as the Joint Comprehensive Plan
of Action (JCPOA), which Mr
Trump has said he will scrap unless
European allies fix what he called
“terrible flaws” by 12 May.
The Iranian Foreign Minister,
Mohammad Javad Zarif, called on
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian
Foreign Minister, called on the US to
implement the agreement REUTERS
European leaders to support it. “It
is either all or nothing. European
leaders should encourage Trump
not just to stay in the nuclear
WHITE HOUSE
President to play host at glitzy dinner
By Darlene Superville
IN WASHINGTON
Now it’s President Donald
Trump’s turn to lay on the charm.
After being wined and dined
by French President
Emmanuel Macron in
Paris – and seeing a
Bastille Day parade on
the Champs-Élysées
– Mr Trump
is celebrating
nearly 250 years
of US-French
relations by
playing host to
President Macron
UNITED STATES
Bloomberg to
cover $4.5m bill
for climate deal
after US exit
By Harry Cockburn
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire
former mayor of New York, has said
that he will write a $4.5m (£3.2m)
cheque to cover America’s financial
commitment to the Paris Climate
Agreement for 2018.
Donald Trump pulled the country out of the climate pact last year,
saying it was a “terrible deal” which
(below, with Trump) at a glitzy
White House state dinner tonight.
It will be the first state visit of
the Trump era – and a showcase
for his unlikely friendship
with the liberal French
president, who has set
his sights on being the
US leader’s ally
in Europe.
“It sounds like
what they’re
planning will be
spectacular,” said
Jeremy Bernard,
a former White
House social
secretary. AP
would “undermine” the economy
and put the United States at a “permanent disadvantage”.
The US is now the only country opposed to the climate change
agreement, which aims to cut carbon emissions in an effort to restrict
global temperature rises to less than
2°C by the end of this century.
In an interview with CBS, Mr
Bloomberg said he hopes that by
next year Mr Trump will have
changed his mind.
Mr Bloomberg will continue to
provide money for the pact if the US
does not rejoin the agreement. “Our
foundation will uphold our promise
to cover any cuts to UN climate
funding by the federal government,”
he said, in a statement from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity he
founded. THE INDEPENDENT
deal, but more important to begin
implementing his part of the bargain
in good faith,” he wrote on Twitter.
The deal reached between six
powers – all of whom but Germany
are nuclear-armed – and Tehran put
curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme
in exchange for sanctions relief.
Mr Macron said that it would be
better to protect the deal instead
of getting rid of it as there was no
other plan.
“Is this agreement perfect and
is JCPOA a perfect thing for our
relationship with Iran? No. But for
nuclear -- what do you have as a
better option? I don’t see it,” he said
on Sunday evening.
The German Foreign Minister,
Heiko Maas, said yesterday that in
upcoming meetings in Washington,
Chancellor Angela Merkel would
join Mr Macron in urging Mr Trump
to stay in the deal.
Mr Maas said: “We believe it is
extremely important to uphold
this agreement. Were it to fail or
the US to drop out, we would not
have anything comparable to it,
and we fear that the situation would
significantly deteriorate, with
everything that goes with it.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said yesterday that he had
agreed with his Chinese counterpart
that Moscow and Beijing would try
to block any US attempt to sabotage
the Iran deal.
“We are against revising these
agreements. We consider it very
counter-productive to try to reduce
to zero years of international work,”
Mr Lavrov said. REUTERS
The EU’s disarmament
envoy, Jacek Bylica, said
that the deal strengthened the
non-proliferation regime,
contributed to security and
ensured the peaceful nature of
Iran’s nuclear programme.
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Twain said
she did not
share the US
President’s
moral beliefs
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By Luke Rix-Standing
The Canadian pop star Shania
Twain has apologised for saying
that if she were American she
would have voted for Donald
Trump for President, even though
he is offensive.
Twain, who is embarking
on a comeback tour, made the
comments in an interview with
The Guardian. She said: “Do you
want straight or polite? I would
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have voted for a feeling that
is transparent.”
After a backlash, Twain wrote
on Twitter that she was not
prepared for the question and was
trying to express how Mr Trump
had connected with a certain
segment of the US population.
She added that she was against
discrimination of any kind, and
hoped it was clear from her public
stances that she did not share any
moral beliefs with Mr Trump.
Changes in deep ocean currents
could have helped to bring about the
end of the last Ice Age, say scientists.
A shift in the circulation of the
North Pacific Ocean around 15,000
years ago led to the release of huge
quantities of carbon dioxide into
the atmosphere, contributing to
the warming of the planet, research published in journal Nature
Geoscience claims.
Scientists believe this shift
was triggered by changes in the
circulation of the Atlantic Ocean,
showing how different parts of the
climate system are connected. Lead
author Dr Will Gray, of the University
of St Andrews in Fife, said: “The
North Pacific Ocean is very big and
just below the surface the waters are
brimming with CO2 [carbon dioxide].
“Because of this we really need
to understand how this region can
change in the future, and looking into
the past is a good way to do that.”
The researchers measured the
chemical make-up of shells of fossil
plankton, called foraminifera, to recreate the exchange of carbon dioxide between the North Pacific Ocean
and the atmosphere at the end of the
last Ice Age.
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GULF
Qatar denies
intercepting UAE
civilian jet
By Noah Browning
IN DUBAI
Qatar has denied that its
military planes intercepted a
civilian aircraft from the United
Arab Emirates the day before.
The UAE had said a plane
carrying 86 passengers to
Isis enclave bombed after
rebels refuse to surrender
By Angus McDowall
IN BEIRUT
JAPAN
Bus crash kills 32 Royal stamp on
Chinese tourists science exhibit
Thirty-two Chinese tourists
and four North Koreans have
died in a coach crash in North
Hwanghae province, Chinese
officials reported.
Two other Chinese tourists
were badly injured and are in
a serious condition after the
accident on Sunday south of
Pyongyang, North Korea’s
foreign ministry said.
Footage on Chinese television
showed the mangled wreckage
of a bus. A Chinese medical
team has been dispatched
to assist the North Koreans,
accompanied by diplomats. AP
SYRIA
Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and
Japan’s Emperor Akihito attended
a special exhibit on Swedish natural
sciences in Tokyo yesterday to mark
150 years of diplomacy between
the countries.
The exhibition features three key
Swedish scientists from the 18th
century who have influenced Japan,
including Carl Linnaeus, who set
the basis of a systematic scientific
classification.
Emperor Akihito, a marine
biologist specialising in gobies, was
awarded an honorary degree in 2007
for his research from the university
where Linnaeus studied. AP
Bahrain was approached by the
Qatari aircraft, forcing its pilot
to take evasive manoeuvres to
avoid a collision.
The Qatari civil aviation
authority said its military
planes were on a routine flight
when a UAE military aircraft
entered its airspace without
permission in the same area as
the civilian plane.
“The UAE has unfortunately
been manipulating the facts
to inflame and mislead the
international community. The
latest statement is proof of this,”
it said. REUTERS
The Syrian army has begun
bombarding a jihadist enclave in
south Damascus, as President
Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain all
ground near the capital.
Rebels in two other enclaves northeast of Damascus surrendered in
recent days. Buses transferring
fighters from one of them to
opposition territory in northern
Syria under safe passage from the
government continued to leave
yesterday, state media said.
On Friday, state television and a
war monitor, the UK-based Syrian
Tokyo
Robots’ next job in Japan could
be in the building trade.
Machines that can weld, lift
and bolt are being developed to
help bridge labour shortages
at Japanese construction
sites, though their use will
be limited to night shifts
when no human workers will
be nearby due to safety and
regulatory concerns.
Japanese construction
company Shimizu showed
off several robots yesterday,
including one already in use at
construction sites that picked
up a big pile of boards and took
them into an elevator.
Shimizu showed that, in a
typical task, a worker must
use one arm – and his helmeted
head – to hold up a board and
hold bolts in his mouth while
using his other arm to bolt a
board in place using a handheld machine.
Robo-Buddy made that look
easy. It used suction cups to
pick up a board and sensors
to place it exactly where it
belonged, as a mechanical arm
bolted the board in, moving
from spot to spot.
The Robo-Welder and RoboBuddy, with twisting and
turning mechanical arms, will
be used at construction sites
later this year, the firm said.
Japan’s construction sector
is booming but contractors
are struggling to fill labour
shortages – a problem found
in other parts of the world,
including the United States. AP
Yuri Kageyama
Observatory for Human Rights,
said Isis and the rebels had agreed
to surrender the south Damascus
area, withdrawing to territory their
Being an
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Bear cubs found in the
Rhodope mountains
of Bulgaria are to be
relocated to a bear
orphan station in
Greece. The cubs are
about three months
old. There are thought
to be 600 to 800
wild brown bears in
the mountainous
country, where they
are an endangered and
protected species.
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YEMEN
Saudi-led air strikes kill 20 attending wedding
At least 20 people at a wedding in a
village in north-west Yemen were
killed in air strikes by a Saudi-led
military coalition on Sunday, health
officials have said.
A senior member of staff at Al
Jumhouri hospital, in Hajjah, said
that the hospital had received 40
bodies and that 46 people had been
injured, including 30 children, in the
air strikes.
Residents and medics said that 20
people attending the wedding were
killed and at least 30 injured.
The Western-backed alliance has
been fighting a war for three years
against the armed Houthi movement,
which controls the area and much of
northern Yemen.
More than 10,000 people have been
killed in the war, which has displaced
more than two million people and
driven the country to the verge of
famine, according to the UN. REUTERS
INDIA
ARMENIA
NICARAGUA
Impeachment of
top judge halted
Leader resigns
after protests
Welfare reforms
are cancelled
India’s Vice President, M
Venkaiah Naidu, has rejected
a move by opposition parties to
impeach the country’s top judge
for misusing his office and bowing
to government pressure.
Leaders of the Congress
party and six other parties had
presented a notice in the house
on Friday seeking an inquiry into
the Chief Justice Deepak Misra’s
conduct, to be followed by an
impeachment vote. AP
Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned yesterday after days of largescale protests against him.
Mr Sarksyan, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and
who was formerly Armenia’s president, had faced accusations of clinging to power when parliament elected
him as prime minister last week.
Pressure on the 63-year-old to quit
increased sharply yesterday when
unarmed soldiers in the capital Yerevan joined the protests. REUTERS
The Nicaraguan President Daniel
Ortega has said that a planned
overhaul of the welfare system
that sparked days of deadly
protests has been cancelled.
Mr Ortega has been on the
defensive since demonstrations
began on Wednesday against
the plan to increase worker
contributions to social security
and to lower pensions. Unrest
killed at least eight people and
sparked looting. REUTERS
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Fighters evacuated from a rebel area
of Syria yesterday AFP/GETTY IMAGES
comrades control in other parts of
the country.
Howeve r, t h e f i gh t i n g h a s
continued and the Observatory said
yesterday that it was because some
of the Isis fighters had rejected the
surrender agreement.
The continued bombardment was
directed only at the area held by Isis,
the Observatory added.
State television broadcast live
footage showing the area of Yarmouk
Palestinian refugee camp and the alHajar al-Aswad district with large
plumes of smoke rising from several
places. The United Nations said on
Sunday that conditions in Yarmouk
were hellish. REUTERS
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Only men need apply: the
sexism in China’s job ads
Official rules are widely flouted. By Christopher Bodeen
S
exism is rife in the Chinese
labour market, with many
job advertisements openly
calling only for male
applicants as well as touting
the physical attractiveness of female
co-workers as a perk of the job,
according to a campaign group.
Human Rights Watch made
the claim yesterday after
looking at more than 36,000 job
advertisements posted between
2013 and 2018 from recruiters,
companies and the government.
China bans discrimination in
both hiring and job advertising, but
enforcement is weak. Government
departments are among the
offenders, according to the report,
with 55 per cent of jobs advertised
by the Ministry of Public Security
last year specifying “men only”.
“Four decades of rapid
economic growth in China have
created unprecedented economic
opportunities for women, but gender
discrimination in employment
remains widespread,” concluded
the report, entitled Only Men Need
Apply: Gender Discrimination in Job
Advertisements in China.
Sexist hiring practices further
widen gaps in both female work
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The city that
has a ring to it
The walls of Carcassonne in
France have been covered partly
with yellow concentric circles by
the Swiss artist Felice Varini to
celebrate the 20th anniversary
of the fortified city being named
a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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themselves on being forces of
modernity and progress, yet they
fall back on such [old-fashioned]
recruitment strategies.”
It’s also a reflection of “deeply
discriminatory views about women”,
the report concluded, including that
they are less capable than men, or
that they are not fully committed
to their jobs because some will
eventually leave their positions to
have a family.
In one case, online shopping giant
Alibaba ran an ad on its official
microblog in 2013 enumerating the
attributes of its female workers,
accompanied by photos of female
employees “in sexualised poses,
including one engaged in pole
dancing”, the report found.
An October 2016 article on the
official microblog recruitment
account of tech company Tencent
was even more bold, quoting a male
employee as saying: “The reason
I joined Tencent originated from
a primal impulse. It was mainly
because the ladies at human
resources and that interviewed me
were very pretty.”
One ad in northern China called
for “fashionable and beautiful
high-speed train conductors”. AP
Urban female workers make just
67 per cent of what their male
counterparts earn AFP/GETTY
participation and pay levels,
according to official data, with
urban female workers making just
67 per cent of what men made in
2010, down from 78 per cent in 1990
– a time when the government was
loosening control over the economy.
“Sexist job ads pander to the
antiquated stereotypes that
persist within Chinese companies,”
said Sophie Richardson, the
China director of Human Rights
Watch. “These companies pride
CAMBODIA
Numbers of endangered Mekong dolphins up for first time in 20 years
By Sopheng Cheang
The number of critically endangered
Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch
of the Mekong river has increased
for the first time in 20 years but the
species still faces serious threats.
A 2017 census put the population
of the freshwater dolphins along a
118-mile stretch of river from Kratie
in Cambodia to the Khone Falls in
Laos at 92, a 15 per cent increase over
an estimate of 80 made in 2015.
“ T h e M e ko n g d o l p h i n i s
considered our country’s living
national treasure and the results of
this census reflect our many
years of continuous efforts
to protect this species,”
said Eng Cheasan, the
director-general of the
Cambodian fisheries
administration.
In addition to the Mekong,
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the dolphins can be found in
only two other freshwater
r i v e r s : M y a n m a r ’s
Irrawaddy and the
Mahakam, on the island
of Borneo.
Despite the increase
during the latest count, the
number of dolphins in the Mekong is
still less than half of the 200 counted
during the first official census in 1997.
Seng Teak, of WWF-Cambodia,
said that the dolphins still faced
many threats including illegal fishing
methods, increasing boat traffic and
dam projects.
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t is surely one of the most
endearing – and just plain
cute – photographs ever
taken of the Queen. Captured
in 1936, the future monarch is
seen cuddling Dookie, one of the
first two corgis to have joined the
Royal Family three years earlier
as presents for Elizabeth and her
sister Margaret.
As the Queen recovers from
the sadness she will surely have
felt after the death of her last
remaining corgi, Willow, she may
well look back on this image with
great fondness.
Her Majesty has owned at least
30 of the dogs in her lifetime, and
like many other rich and famous
people throughout history, the
attraction is obvious.
Many of us enjoy sharing our
lives with pets. But for royals, pop
and movie stars, and high-ranking
politicians, there is surely the
added appeal that animals – unlike
many humans – treat us the same
no matter what our rank or class
in society.
No wonder Audrey Hepburn
had a Yorkshire terrier named
Mr Famous at the height of her
stardom, that Paul McCartney
composed Martha My Dear about
his English sheep dog, or that John
Steinbeck wrote Travels with
Charley about a road trip with
his poodle.
As for the wider public, images
of celebrities with their pets also
hold a fascination. These pictures
can make people’s heroes – and
sometimes even the villains of
history, like Richard Nixon – seem
more human.
Among many beautiful canine
images featured in a new book,
The Dog in Photography, there
are plenty that show instantly
recognisable figures taking time
out with their pooches.
And as we can see in another
recent press image, to this day
photojournalists still love to
picture world leaders such as
Barack Obama relaxing with
their animals.
Fashions may come and go. But
next to even the most famous of
people, it’s still the dogs rather
than their owners that often
capture the eye.
‘The Dog in
Photography,
1839 to Today’ by
Raymond Merritt
(£15, Taschen) is
released on 1 May
QUEEN VICTORIA AND SHARP
Dogs were just one kind of pet owned by Queen Victoria
in her lifetime - she also had birds, ponies and goats. But
among her favourite dogs was Sharp, a Border collie.
Hills & Saunders, circa 1870
THE QUEEN WITH DOOKIE
This picture of a 10-year-old Princess Elizabeth was
taken at Balmoral in 1936. It was only uncovered again
many years later in an album belonging to her father,
George VI. Lisa Sheridan (Studio Lisa), 1936
THE KENNEDYS AND THEIR DOGS
President John F Kennedy and his family had many
dogs and were pictured with pugs, cocker spaniels,
St Bernards and Welsh terriers. One special pet was
Pushinka – given to the Kennedys by Soviet leader
Nikita Khrushchev. Her mother, Strelka, was one of the
first dogs to be sent into space and return alive. The
historian Martin Sandler said the dogs “saved the world
from nuclear destruction” by warming relations.
Cecil Stoughton, 1963
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JEAN SIMMONS WITH BESSIE
The Oscar-nominated actress was
kept company on the set of Spartacus
by her miniature poodle, Bessie, in
1959. Baron, 1954
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Stephen
Lawrence’s
legacy is love
John Sentamu reflects on the
teenager’s murder, 25 years on
T
RICHARD NIXON WITH KING TIMAHOE
The US President got his Irish setter a
“good Irish name”, inspired by a hamlet
in Co Kildare, where Nixon’s ancestors
were from. The dog was a gift from Nixon’s
staff in 1969. King Timahoe lived happily
alongside his two smaller companions –
Vicky the poodle and Pasha the Yorkshire
terrier – who belonged to Nixon’s
daughters. Unknown photographer, 1973
he 25th anniversary of
the racist murder of
Stephen Lawrence on
22 April 1993, marked
at yesterday’s memorial
service, follows two other notable
anniversaries in recent weeks. It
is 50 years since the assassination
of Martin Luther King, and
since Enoch Powell delivered his
notorious “Rivers of Blood” speech.
The night before his assassination
on 4 April 1968, Dr King made
a speech where he spoke of the
death threats, fire-bombings,
imprisonment and attacks that
he had received for speaking out
against racism and segregation
in America. He spoke about the
bravery and fearlessness that would
be required for a change to occur.
Contrast this with the speech
made by Enoch Powell a couple
of weeks later, brimming with
racial hatred. He spoke of how
“in this country in 15 or 20 years’
time the black man will have
the whip hand over the white
man”. He spoke disparagingly
of black children as “charming,
wide-grinning piccaninnies”.
Powell, who was Defence
Secretary at the time, opened the
floodgates to racism. Over the
following weeks, months and years
many black and Asian people found
themselves fearful and frightened.
Stephen’s legacy is that
the institutional racism that
hampered the investigation
can no longer hide away
Is it any wonder that those
convicted of murdering Lawrence
were filmed speaking approvingly of
Powell decades after his speech?
When we commemorate
Stephen’s death, we should
remember the accounts of Conor
and Louise Taaffe, who were
returning from a prayer meeting at
their local Roman Catholic church
and were walking home along Well
Hall Road in Eltham, south London.
In their evidence to the Stephen
Lawrence inquiry, Mr Taaffe said
that the couple saw Stephen – who
had been set upon and stabbed just
moments earlier – stumble, clutch
his body and collapse to the ground.
“I saw blood on the ground,” Mr
Taaffe said. “It was thick, congealed
blood, quite a lot of it. I was praying
in a whisper: ‘Bless him Lord Jesus,
keep him Lord Jesus, have mercy
on him.’”
Mr Taaffe described how Ms
Taaffe knelt down beside Stephen,
held his head in her hands and spoke
into his ear, telling him: “You are
loved, you are loved.” Those were
Stephen Lawrence aspired to be an
architect. His death has led his parents
on a tireless quest for justice
probably the last words Stephen
heard. It is tempting – at first
sight – to argue that Louise Taaffe’s
words bore no truth. How could it be
anything more than the cruellest of
taunts to even speak of love to that
gifted 18-year-old young man, on his
way home to see his mum, who lay
dying on the pavement after being
brutally attacked for no other reason
than being black?
But there was a deep truth in
Ms Taaffe’s words. The actions
of Stephen’s parents, Doreen and
Neville, who have campaigned
tirelessly over decades for justice for
their son, have demonstrated just
how much he was loved.
In a recent interview, Neville
Lawrence spoke about his decision
to forgive those who had killed his
son. He also said that the decision
was the hardest one he would ever
make and was inspired by his faith.
The legacy of the 25 years that
have passed since that night in south
London bears testament to that
through the actions of Doreen and
Neville Lawrence, whose love for
their son has led them to campaign
tirelessly for justice.
Had he lived, Stephen’s desire to
be an architect may have led to him
creating incredible environments.
His legacy is that the institutional
racism which so hampered the
investigation into his murder and
prevented every one, and not only
some, of those who were responsible
from being called to account, can no
longer hide away.
Racism in all its forms of
wickedness must continue to
be challenged and eradicated in
Stephen’s name, and for the sake of
us all. His spilled blood is for ever
crying to Heaven for justice for all.
Dr John Sentamu is the Archbishop
of York
Television Tuesday 24 April
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9pm, BBC1
The world of high-end divorce
litigation is the subject of this new
drama from Abi Morgan (River, The
Hour). It focuses on Hannah (Nicola
Walker, left) who has recently left her
family’s firm of divorce lawyers to
join a rival company. However, her
boss fancies her, she has just lost a
wealthy client (a sportswear mogul
played by Stephen Tompkinson) and
bumped into the father she hasn’t
seen in 30 years. On the plus side,
nice Stephen Mangan plays her
husband, while the guest stars
include Mathew Baynton as a
stand-up comedian fighting for
visiting rights to his son. “Cut the
tweets and we might get him his
Wednesdays back,” Hannah advises.
9pm, BBC2
People lie on trolleys waiting to be
admitted to A&E while hundreds of
mostly elderly patients are stuck in
Nottingham hospitals. They are well
enough to leave, but must wait
either for a place in a residential
home or for the appropriate care
packages to be set up – and if a
significant number cannot be
discharged soon, the trust will have
no option but to cancel life-saving
cancer surgery.
The Split
Hospital
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Fatberg Autopsy: Secrets
Of The Sewers
9pm, Channel 4
The so-called “Whitechapel
monster”, a 250-metre blockage of
fat and human waste dubbed a
“fatberg”, made headlines last year
when it was uncovered in a London
sewer – but such incidents are
becoming increasingly common in
our overcrowded cities. To find out
why, scientist Rick Edwards joins a
team of Thames Water “flushers” as
they excavate a fatberg three times
the length of the Whitechapel
monster, forensically testing the
five-ton blockage to see exactly what
it’s made of. I’ll spare you the details.
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9pm, Fox
Noah “Fargo” Hawley’s refreshingly
different take on the superhero
genre, an arms-length X-Men
spin-off that focuses on no-longer
institutionalised character David
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6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.25 Heir Hunters
(R) (S). 7.10 The Super
League Show (S). 8.00
Sign Zone: Sea Cities
– Bristol (R) (S). 9.00
Victoria Derbyshire (S).
10.00 Live Snooker: The
World Championship Ding
Junhui vs Xiao Guodong
and Stuart Bingham vs
Jack Lisowski (S). 12.00
Daily Politics (S). 1.00
Live Snooker: The World
Championship Luca Brecel
vs Ricky Walden and
Mark Williams vs Jimmy
Robertson (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 (S). 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 GPs:
Behind Closed Doors (R)
(S). 1.10 Access (S). 1.15
Home And Away (S).
1.45 Neighbours (S). 2.15
NCIS (R) (S). 3.15 FILM:
Secrets Of Eden (Tawnia
McKiernan 2012) Drama,
starring John Stamos (S).
5.00 5 News At 5 (R) (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
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Justin is taken
aback when his
daughter Ava
turns up (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 EastEnders The
residents are
furious about
Max’s return (S).
7.00 Antiques Road
Trip Christina
Trevanion and
James Braxton
begin their hunt
in the Scottish
Borders (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Graham has a
proposition for
Megan (S).
7.30 Devon And
Cornwall Cops
(R) (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
8.00 Holby City
Dominic is
confronted by a
ghost from the
past (S).
8.00 Top Of The
Shop With
Tom Kerridge
Sweetmakers
compete for
a place in the
final (S).
8.00 This Time Next
Year Davina
McCall meets
a young couple
desperate to
start a family
against all odds.
9.00 The Split A top
divorce lawyer
finds business
is personal
when she leaves
the family firm
(S).
9.00 Hospital
Cameras follow
stranded
patients at
Nottingham
University
Hospitals (S).
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Rent For
Sex: Ellie
Undercover (S).
Haller (Downton Abbey’s Dan
Stevens) and the voices he can hear
in his head. A feverish retro-pop art
delight, season two began last week
in trademark fragmented fashion
and in tonight’s episode David finally
meets The Shadow King.
===
Cunk On Britain
10pm, BBC2
I could do with fewer of Philomena
Cunk’s sub-Ali G interviews with
eminent historians and more of her
glorious malapropisms and deadpan
descriptions. This week, she ponders
the first half of the 20th century, an
era of “two world wars but no World
Cup” (not strictly true, but hey…) and
where the 1920s featured “women
with Lego haircuts dancing like they
were surprised” and the arrival of
Diane Morgan is back in
‘Cunk On Britain’
10pm, BBC2
David (Dan Stevens) has
a dramatic showdown
in the superhero
thriller ‘Legion’
9pm, Fox
Rick Edwards oversees
a ‘Fatberg Autopsy’
9pm, Channel 4
7.00 Autumn In
Loch Lomond
Autumn events
at Loch Lomond
National Park
(R) (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Sea City
Thousands
head to a music
festival on the
Isle of Wight (S).
6.55 FILM: Enemy
Mine (Wolfgang
Petersen
1985) Sci-fi
adventure,
starring Dennis
Quaid (S).
8.00 Class Of Mum
And Dad
Lateness is
among the
problems
at Blackrod
Primary School.
8.00 The Yorkshire
Vet Julian
Norton is called
out to a sick
llama (S).
8.00 King Alfred And
The AngloSaxons The role
of Alfred the
Great’s daughter
Aethelflaed (S).
9.00 Last Laugh In
Vegas (S).
9.00 Fatberg
Autopsy:
Secrets Of The
Sewers (S).
9.00 Ben Nevi: The
Venomous
Mountain
Examining one
of Britain’s
most iconic
mountains (S).
9.00 The Story Of
The Jews The
influence of the
shtetl on Jewish
culture and the
modern world
(S).
10.00Cunk On Britain
Mark Lawson
joins Philomena
to discuss the
first half of the
20th century (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The Cruise:
Sailing The
Caribbean (R)
(S).
10.00The World’s
Most Luxurious
Airline (R) (S).
10.00When TV Goes
Horribly Wrong
A compilation
of television
mishaps (R) (S).
10.00Majesty
And Mortar:
Britain’s Great
Palaces Last in
the series (S).
11.15 The Botox
Bust: Ellie
Undercover
Part two of two
(S).
11.45 Live At The
Apollo (R) (S).
11.15 Snooker:
The World
Championship
The concluding
session on day
four (S).
11.15 The Durrells
Gerry’s birthday
party is invaded
by a swarm of
mosquitoes (R)
(S).
11.00 Flight HS13
New series (S).
11.55 Ramsay’s
Kitchen
Nightmares
USA (R) (S).
12.35 BBC News (S).
12.05 Snooker: World
Championship Extra
(S). 2.05 Sign Zone:
MasterChef (R) (S). 3.05
Sign Zone: Secret Agent
Selection: WW2 (R) (S).
4.05 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.10 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.45 One Born Every
Minute (R) (S). 1.45 The
Secret Life Of The Zoo (R)
(S). 2.40 The Channel: The
World’s Busiest Waterway
3.35 Come Dine Champion
Of Champions (R) (S). 4.30
Building The Dream (R) (S).
1.00 SuperCasino 3.10
Britain’s Great Cathedrals
With Tony Robinson (R) (S).
4.00 Tattoo Disasters UK
(R) (S). 4.45 House Doctor
(R) (S). 5.10 Wildlife SOS
(R) (S). 5.35 House Doctor
(R) (S).
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).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
(S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Humorous
footage (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (S).
8.30 Two And A Half
Men (S).
9.00 FILM: X-Men:
Days Of Future
Past (Bryan
Singer 2014)
Adventure,
starring Hugh
Jackman (S).
9.00 FILM: American
Pie: The
Wedding (Jesse
Dylan 2003)
Comedy sequel,
starring Jason
Biggs (S).
11.00 Chivalry And
Betrayal: The
Hundred Years
War Last in the
series (S).
11.35 FILM: Hyena
(Gerard
Johnson 2014)
Crime thriller,
starring Peter
Ferdinando (S).
11.00 Family Guy (S).
11.30 Family Guy (S).
11.55 American Dad!
Francine wants
to have another
child (S).
12.00 Francesco’s Italy Top
To Toe (S). 1.00 Top Of The
Pops: 1983 (S). 1.40 Top
Of The Pops: 1983 (S). 2.15
The Story Of The Jews (S).
3.15 Close
1.50 FILM: Waste Land
(Lucy Walker, Karen
Harley, Joao Jardim 2010)
Documentary about the
world’s largest rubbish
dump (S). 4.00 Close
12.25 American Dad! (S).
12.55 Celebrity Juice (S).
1.40 Two And A Half Men
(S). 2.05 Two And A Half
Men (S). 2.25 Teleshopping
5.55 ITV2 Nightscreen
NEWS
2-27
cinema – “a cross between YouTube
and theatre”.
===
Flight HS13
11pm, Channel 4
An intriguing Dutch thriller (based
on a Turkish original) in which we’re
introduced to handsome married
surgeon Simon (Daniel Boiseevain)
and his seemingly happy family – the
sort of set-up that immediately
alerts you to the likelihood of
something going badly wrong. Sure
enough, the flight that he’s taking to
Barcelona crashes with no survivors,
but mysteriously his name isn’t on
the passenger list. Hooked? After
tonight’s episode the entire series
will be available on All4 or, if you
prefer, Channel 4 will continue
doling it out in weekly episodes.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-38
FILM OF THE DAY
===
9pm, Film4
(Bryan Singer, 2014)
In which Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine
is sent back in time to the 1970s
to connect with the younger cast
members of the 2011 prequel X-Men:
First Class, prevent an assassination,
and change history for the better.
This is a pleasingly coherent,
plot-driven superhero movie that
handles its counterfactual history
and time-travel paradoxes well.
Digital spectacle is subservient to the
storytelling right until the climactic
showdowns at the 1973 Paris peace
accord and at the White House. It
situates the action in something like a
recognisable version of the real world,
but is as shiny, optimistic and fun as
good pop art.
11.35pm, Film4
(Gerard Johnson, 2014)
An uncompromising portrait of
the seamier side of London, about a
bullying, coke-addled undercover
cop who may have gotten in too deep
with Albanian drug dealers to be
able to finally do the right thing by a
trafficked sex worker.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Hyena
===
Waste Land
1.50am, Film4
(Lucy Walker, 2010)
This striking and humbling Oscarnominated documentary paints a
sympathetic portrait of some of the
estimated 5,000 catadores, or pickers,
who live at the world’s largest land
refill site outside Rio de Janeiro.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 6.55
Heartbeat (S). 7.55 The
Royal (S). 9.00 Judge Judy
(S). 9.25 Judge Judy (S).
9.55 Judge Judy (S). 10.25
Agatha Christie’s Marple
(S). 12.35 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).
4.15 On The Buses (S).
4.50 You’re Only Young
Twice (S). 5.20 George And
Mildred (S). 5.55 Heartbeat
(S).
7.00 Murder,
She Wrote
Jessica visits
Hollywood (S).
8.00 Midsomer
Murders
An artist is
electrocuted
by a boobytrapped roulette
wheel (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
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 Nine-Nine (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 NineNine (S). 4.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (S). 5.00 The
Goldbergs (S).
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
Fish Town (R) (S). 9.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 10.00
The West Wing (R) (S).
11.00 House (R) (S). 12.00
House (R) (S). 1.00 Without
A Trace (R) (S). 2.00 Blue
Bloods (R) (S). 3.00 The
West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory Howard
returns from
space (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
Documentary
about the
animals of
Chester Zoo (S).
6.00 Futurama Fry
enrols at Mars
University (R)
(S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House The
medic receives
relationship
advice from two
students (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks (S).
7.30 Extreme
Cake Makers
Michelle creates
a holographic
trampoline
birthday cake.
7.55 Grand Designs
An eco-friendly
farmhouse in
rural Wales (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
Marge becomes
a sex symbol
after posing for
a calendar (R).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation A
fashion model
is murdered (R)
(S).
8.00 The Flash Ralph
considers
crossing a
dangerous line.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny’s
investigation
of a murder
leads him into
the world of
voodoo (R) (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Guest
starring Billy
Bob Thornton
(S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
i TUESDAY
24 APRIL 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-55
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 Dev
11.00 Huw Stephens 1am
Annie Nightingale 3.00 Movies
That Made Me: Emma Stone
And Ben Affleck 4.00 Radio
1’s Early Breakfast Show With
Adele Roberts
BBC Radio 1Xtra
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 Dev 11.00
Jamz Supernova 1am Annie
Nightingale Presents 3.00
1Xtra Playlists 4.00 Jamz
Supernova
9.00 Gotham
Gordon hopes
to convince
Carmine
Falcone to help
him fight the
Penguin (S).
9.00 My Floating
Home The duo
who plan on
converting a
barge into a
three-tiered
apartment (S).
9.00 The Blacklist A
member of the
Nash Syndicate
meets an
untimely end.
9.00 Here And Now
Ramon goes
missing after
a disturbing
family incident.
Last in the
series.
10.00Last Laugh
In Vegas:
Showtime (S).
10.00Supernatural
Sam and Dean
discover what
Jack is capable
of achieving (S).
10.0024 Hours
In A&E A
nine-yearold boy has a
dangerously
high heart rate
(S).
10.00The Late Late
Show With
James Corden:
Best Of The
Week Highlights
of the talk show.
10.10 Crashing Last in
the series (S).
10.45 The Circus:
Inside The
Wildest
Political Show
On Earth
11.30 The Street A
minor incident
destroys a
teacher’s life (S).
11.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.05 Millionaires’
Mansions:
Designing
Britain’s Most
Exclusive
Homes (S).
11.00 The Force:
North East
Police deal
with a samurai
sword attack (R)
(S).
11.20 Westworld
The sci-fi
drama inspired
by Michael
Crichton’s 1973
film returns (R).
12.55 The Street (S). 2.00
ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30
Teleshopping
12.00 First Dates (S).
1.05 Tattoo Fixers (S).
2.05 Gotham (S). 2.55
Supernatural (S). 3.40 How
I Met Your Mother (S). 4.05
Rules Of Engagement (S).
4.25 Rules Of Engagement
(S).
12.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Does Countdown (S).
1.10 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 2.05
My Floating Home (S). 3.10
8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut (S).
3.50 Close
12.00 Brit Cops: Frontline
Crime UK (R) (S). 1.00 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 3.00 Duck Quacks Don’t
Echo (R) (S). 4.00 The Real
A&E (R) (S). 4.30 The Real
A&E (R) (S). 5.00 It’s Me Or
The Dog (R).
12.40 West:Word (R). 1.10
Real Time With Bill Maher
(R). 2.20 Tin Star (R) (S).
3.15 Animals (R) (S). 3.45
High Maintenance (R) (S).
4.20 The West Wing (R) (S).
5.10 The West Wing (R) (S).
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 Jamie Cullum 8.00 Jo
Whiley 10.00 Jeremy Vine:
Agony Uncle 10.30 Josh
Widdicombe Will Make Your
Life Better 11.00 Nigel Ogden:
The Organist Entertains 11.30
Listen To The Band 12mdn’t
Sounds Of The 80s 2.00 Radio
2’s Folk Playlist 3.00 Radio 2
Playlist: 90s Hits 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Wednesday Workout
5.00 Nicki Chapman
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. With Petroc
Trelawny. 9.00 Essential
Classics. Suzy Klein with
the best in classical music.
12noon Composer Of The
Week: Strozzi. Donald
Macleod explores the music
of composer Barbara Strozzi.
1.00 News 1.02 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. The first
of four concerts of songs by
Tchaikovsky and his friends.
2.00 Afternoon Concert. The
BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra perform Nielsen
in Glasgow City Halls. 4.30
BBC Young Musician 2018.
5.00 In Tune. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. 7.30 Radio 3 In
Concert. Featuring songs by
Liszt and Britten. 10.00 Free
Thinking. 10.45 The Essay: Dark
Blossoms. 11.00 Late Junction.
12.30am Through The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Long View
9.30 Nature’s Great Invaders
9.45 Book Of The Week: Sharp:
The Women Who Made An Art
Of Having An Opinion 10.00
Woman’s Hour 11.00 The
Second Genome 11.30 The
Voices Of 12noon News 12.04
Home Front 12.15 Call You And
Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The
World At One 1.45 Chinese
Characters 2.00 The Archers
2.15 Drama: Mythos 3.00 The
Kitchen Cabinet 3.30 Costing
The Earth 4.00 Word Of Mouth
4.30 Great Lives 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock
29
ON DEMAND
The Alienist
Netflix
Daniel Bruhl in a lush but grisly
historical crime drama.
Ordeal By Innocence
BBC iPlayer
Bill Nighy and Anna Chancellor
lead the cast in a hard-boiled
Agatha Christie tale.
Save Me
Now TV/Sky Box Sets
One man’s struggle for
redemption as Lennie James’s
charming rogue Nellie searches
for his missing daughter.
News 6.30 Love In Recovery. By
Pete Jackson. The group takes
Andy to his mum’s wake. 7.00
The Archers. Clarrie attempts
to keep the peace. 7.15 Front
Row. Arts programme. 7.45
Curious Under The Stars. By
Annamaria Murphy. 8.00 Too
Young To Veil? A report on the
growing number of young girls
wearing the hijab in the UK.
8.40 In Touch. News for people
who are blind or partially
sighted. 9.00 All In The Mind.
New series. Featuring the first
of the nine finalists for the All
in the Mind Awards 2018. 9.30
The Long View. Examining the
expulsion of Russian delegates.
Last in the series. 10.00 The
World Tonight. With Ritula
Shah. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
Nikesh Shukla – The One Who
Wrote Destiny. By Nikesh
Shukla. 11.00 Richard Marsh:
Cardboard Heart. Will and the
gang help organise a stag do
to remember. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political round-up.
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
8.30am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Rogue Justice 6.30
Grasshead Racers 7.00
Stockport, So Good They
Named It Once 7.30 Love In
Recovery 8.00 The Ken Dodd
Show 8.30 The Men From The
Ministry 9.00 The News Quiz
Extra 9.45 Helen Keen’s It Is
Rocket Science 10.00 The Idiot
11.00 Grounded 11.15 Forest
Tales 12noon The Ken Dodd
Show 12.30 The Men From The
Ministry 1.00 Rogue Justice
1.30 Grasshead Racers 2.00
Expo 58 2.15 Shakespeare’s
Restless World 2.30 Good
Pick
ofthe
day
Drama: Mythos
2.15pm,
BBC Radio 4
Nicola Walker and
Tim McInnerny
(above) star in
Julian Simpson’s
compelling
paranormal drama.
A secretive team
investigate a spike
in deaths in a small
Essex village.
News 2.45 Catch Me If You
Can 3.00 The Idiot 4.00 It’s
Not What You Know 4.30 The
Wordsmiths At Gorsemere
5.00 Stockport, So Good
They Named It Once 5.30
Love In Recovery 6.00 The
Man Who Was Thursday 6.30
Pioneers 7.00 The Ken Dodd
Show 7.30 The Men From The
Ministry 8.00 Rogue Justice
8.30 Grasshead Racers 9.00
Grounded 9.15 Forest Tales
10.00 Comedy Club: Love
In Recovery 10.30 Comedy
Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide
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Club: The Lawrence Sweeney
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Was Thursday 12.30 Pioneers
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World 2.30 Good News 2.45
Catch Me If You Can 3.00 The
Idiot 4.00 It’s Not What You
Know 4.30 The Wordsmiths At
Gorsemere 5.00 Stockport, So
Good They Named It Once 5.30
Love In Recovery
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
The Emma Barnett Show With
Anna Foster 1pm Afternoon
Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 6.30
5 Live Sport 7.45 Champions
League Football 2017-18 10.00
5 Live Football Social 10.30
Phil Williams 1am Up All Night
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Wake Up To Money
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7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Stuart
Maconie 4.00 Steve Lamacq
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Albums 2.30 6 Music Live Hour
3.30 6 Music’s Jukebox 5.00
Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
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9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic FM
Drive 7.00 Smooth Classics
At Seven 8.00 The Full Works
Concert 10.00 Smooth Classics
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Absolute Radio
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Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Dave Berry 7.00 Danielle Perry
10.00 Sarah Champion 1am
Ben Burrell
Heart
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Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
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Shoob 1am Simon Beale 4.00
Jenni Falconer
TalkSPORT
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Breakfast With Ray Parlour
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And Bob Mills 1pm Rushden
And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian
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Mississippi blues
Levees stop America’s
greatest river from
flooding, but at what cost?
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Benjamin Zephaniah
The poet on crime, racism,
Windrush and how he was
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information for me to retain than
my late grandfather’s, but now that
technology is able to shoulder the
burden of remembering sequences of
digits, I let it do so. It frees my mind to
remember other things, like, oh, I don’t
know. There must be something.
The smartphone-aided automation
of phone calls means that the numbers
sit in the background, quietly doing
their job without us having to know
their secrets, rather like the cuts on a
door key. These days we can shout out
friends’ names to voice assistants and
phone businesses directly from web
search results, freeing us not only of
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wonder that Yellow Pages is due to
embark on its final print run later
this year. But while we take these new
mechanisms for granted, our heads are
full of phone numbers that no longer
have any use, just sitting there, vainly
waiting to be recalled in situations that
will never materialise.
A quizzing of some of my friends
revealed some of those nostalgic
numerical memories. “I remember
the numbers of my brothers, my dead
father, my ex-husband and my boyfriend
of 25 years ago,” said Sali. “Basically,
people I used to ring from a landline or
phone box. Anyone I met after I stopped
using a landline, I’ve no idea.”
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John confessed to remembering
the home phone numbers of his five
best friends from school (despite not
having rung those numbers for 30
years), while Fi holds a special place in
her head for the number of her sister’s
ex’s in-laws. Handy.
“Lots of these telephone numbers
from many years ago are highly selfrelevant,” says Professor Martin
Conway at City, University of London,
“in that they’re usually the numbers
of people who were family and
friends. I mean, I can still remember
my parents’ phone number, which
changed about 35 years ago. The
frequency of dialling the number,
and the fact that it’s someone who
is meaningful, both act to make the
information long-lasting in memory.”
“I can remember the home phone
number of a guy I met on a ski trip in
1988,” says my pal Lyssa.
I know how she feels. When I was
16 I was in love with someone who had
the phone number 210711; in fact that
number was probably inscribed on all
my major organs.
The lingering memory of old flames’
numbers can be a drag; even if you
delete the numbers from your phone,
the retention of the number presents
a temptation to contact them in an
unwise emotional splurge.
“I need to just try and move on,”
writes an anonymous correspondent
on a forum at studentroom.co.uk. “I just
can’t risk having his number there any
more to send him texts, but the thing
is … I know his number off by heart.
The cast of ‘Multi-Coloured Swap Shop’
in 1981: its number was 01 811 8055
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eyes at the nostalgic recollections of a
bunch of old duffers, and it’s certainly
a phenomenon restricted to an age
group whose dialling habits changed
in the past 20 years from notebook and
landline to mobile address book.
“There’s a phenomenon called the
reminiscence bump,” says Bird. “If you
ask people to recall their memories
from their lives, people tend to recall
most things from the time when they
were teenagers. So this particular
phenomenon hits the middle of that
reminiscence bump. People tend to
remember things from that time,
whatever they might be.”
The television and radio programmes
of the 1980s and early 1990s would
repeat the same phone numbers week
in, week out: 01 811 8055 for Swap Shop,
081 811 8181 for Going Live, 01 580 4411
for various BBC Radio phone-ins.
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Advertising jingles made phone
numbers even more pervasive in
memory; I still have “Diss 4111” floating
around my head from a holiday advert
that was regularly aired on ITV Anglia.
“If you’re sat around at home, make
new friends on the telephone,” ran the
old advert for Chatback, a phone chat
service that was the angry, drunken
precursor to Twitter: “0898 55 00 55”.
By the early 1990s the number in the
jingle had changed to “0891 50 50 50”,
backed with an acid house soundtrack.
“If you get something associated
with a powerful tune,” says Martin
Conway, “it will activate that piece of
information in long-term memory” –
and if that tune is irritating, it’s even
more persistent. Both Chatback
numbers are still prominent in my
head, and both as useless to me as they
were in 1992 – although not as useless
as the numbers retained by my friends
Al (Evening Standard classifieds, 353
5000) and Gareth (Raffo’s Chippy,
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G o o d l u c k , l ove s i c k
stranger, because these things
can stick around for decades.
“I used to dial my parents on their
BT Chargecard,” said my school
friend James, “which meant I didn’t
need to pay.” He then rattled it off:
014418589202535701582617469. This
27-digit feat of memory is almost stageworthy, but repetition has drilled these
numbers deep into our minds.
“We used them all the time and had
to know them,” says Chris Bird, a senior
lecturer in psychology at the University
of Sussex. “We pressed those buttons
many times, and so to some extent it’s
a muscle memory. There are definitely
times when you think, ‘Well, I couldn’t
tell you the number, but if I had the
keypad in front of me I could do it.’”
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601 066). “I could recite the phone
number of every single bank in the
City,” says another pal, Tim. “Before
the days of electronic confirmations,
trade details were confirmed over the
phone. ‘Swapping instructions’ was
the term. As this was done to strict
deadlines there wasn’t really time
to look them up, so you had to learn
them quickly.”
From my days working in the
independent music business, I still have
numbers for Mute Records and Beggars
Banquet stuck in my head because they
were printed on a piece of paper that
was stuck to the wall in front of my desk.
But aside from being amazed that
these digits still linger in our minds,
our predominant feeling is that a skill
has somehow been lost, that the part
of the brain that should be dedicated
to remembering important things
is clogged up with old,
useless numbers.
“Memory does
get worse from
y o u r
thirties
onwards,”
s ay s B i rd .
“But our brains
have evolved over
millions of years, and
we’re not suddenly
going to lose that ability
in a generation. We’re
e x c e p t i o n a l l y go o d a t
remembering information and
being able to recall it and bring it
to mind. I think it’s just the stuff that
we’re remembering that’s changing.
Although, off the top of my head, I can’t
think of an example of how the modern
world forces us to remember anything
else a lot better. But I’m sure there is.”
I can’t think of anything either, and
phone number memory feels like a
mysterious retention. Psychologists
distinguish between memory that’s
declarative – stuff such as facts that
you can recall – and procedural, stuff
such as tying a shoelace, that you know
but aren’t sure how.
Phone numbers belong in the latter
category, and they stick in our heads
in the same way that our car driving
abilities do. But maybe our procedural
memory isn’t exercised quite as much
as it should be, and maybe, if only to
reassure ourselves, we should flex that
muscle once again.
“When I started dating my girlfriend
in 2009,” says my friend Dan, “I decided
I would memorise a phone number for
the first time in 20 years. I did it by
just manually typing it in instead of
using the button to call it. It took three
weeks. Nearly 10 years later I still know
it.” Right. I will now make a pledge to
learn my girlfriend’s phone number.
Give me three weeks.
30-SECOND
BRIEFING
PHONE NUMBERS
The Yellow Pages,
launched in Cheyenne,
Wyoming, in 1883, will
stop printing its telephone
directory next year, as
most people now use the
internet to find numbers
of local businesses.
The idea of using numbers
to make phone calls
also originated in the
US. Telephone users in
Lowell, Massachusetts,
had been asking the four
local operators to make
connections simply by
giving their contacts’
names, but the operators
were hit a measles
outbreak and as staff
drafted in would not know
the local names, a doctor
suggested using four-digit
numbers instead.
Mobile phones have
also made memorising
numbers irrelevant. The
number of active devices
overtook the global
population in 2014.
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Nature
The Mississippi blues
Americans have long tried to tame their nation’s
greatest river to stop floods and help industry
along its route, but are they just increasing
the risk of disaster? By ToddFrankel
T
he Mississippi runs
through the spine of
America, touching 10
states and draining
waters from 21 more,
a vast waterway with a rich
mythology, a sometimes powerful
beauty and an always alarming
propensity to flood. Nearly 30
locks and dams hold back water in
the river’s upper reaches. Every
river bend to the south is lined
by concrete to slow the water’s
corrosive force. Levees corset
thousands of miles of riverbanks
and 170 bridges run above. All
of this infrastructure is aimed
at permitting barge traffic and
protecting farms and cities. Most
of it is decrepit.
Now, with Donald Trump’s
push for a $1.5 trillion (£1trn)
infrastructure plan, there are
hopes of billions of dollars
to fix up the 2,320-mile-long
Mississippi. But there are clashes
over which projects to pursue,
and no agreement on how to pay
for any of it.
A move to tame one portion
of the river can create chaos
for people somewhere else
along its path, and in that
precarious balance is the key to
understanding the competing
interests and enduring problems
that vex the entire country. “To
understand America at this time,
you have to understand the river,”
says RD James, a Missouri farmer
who is the new assistant secretary
of the US Army overseeing its
Corps of Engineers.
At the same time, it is clear
that the river itself has changed.
“It doesn’t behave like it used to,”
says John Carlin, a towboat pilot
who has worked the riverfront in
Hannibal, Missouri, for more than
40 years. “Seems like it doesn’t
take much to get out of control.”
After a recent deluge of latewinter rain, the corps opened a
massive floodway just above New
Orleans, an emergency relief valve
that it has been forced to use with
increasingly regularity – three
times in just the past seven years.
The effects of the infrastructure
built here can be felt for
generations. Earth is moved.
Water redirected. Tunnels dug.
Roads paved. Sometimes, this
work turns out to be the enemy,
and that makes the people working
and living along the Mississippi
wary of the promises coming from
politicians in Washington.
Some river watchers perked
up when Mr Trump mentioned
“waterways across our land” as
part of his infrastructure target
list during his State of the Union
Unique geography
The trouble with
controlling the Mississippi
today is that it has evolved
into three different river
systems. The upper
Mississippi is a string of
slack-water pools held
behind dams, with water so
placid that waterskiing was
invented there in 1922.
The middle portion is a
mishmash of wing dykes
and arched chevrons –
man-made structures to
“train” the river. Here, it is
artificially narrowed, only
half as wide in St Louis as it
was in the early 1800s.
The truly fearsome
Mississippi doesn’t start
until the confluence with
the Ohio river at Cairo,
Illinois, where the water
emerges like a monster on
a par with the Amazon or
Congo rivers.
It then runs to the Gulf
of Mexico, hidden behind
an extensive levee system
built after the Great Flood
of 1927, which displaced 1
per cent of the American
population as levees failed
one after another.
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speech this year. That sounded
like good news. But Mr Trump’s
plan mostly scales back the US
government’s long-running role
in charting the Mississippi’s
course, calling for more private
investment and less federal
oversight along the river. That,
many here say, will create a host of
new problems. “It’s disappointing,”
says Mike Toohey, president of
the Waterways Council, a barge
industry group, echoing the
reaction of many people who use
the river. “We’re running on an
interstate of water. And we’re
always being overlooked.”
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CORPS OF THINGS
The Corps of Engineers oversees
most of the river’s infrastructure,
operating the locks and dams.
But a growing number of critics
say that the corps’ flood-fighting
efforts make flooding worse.
In the past seven years, the
Mississippi river valley has been
hit with the kind of floods that
are supposed to happen just once
in 100, 200 or even 500 years,
causing more than $50bn of
damage. Disasters along the river
“have become persistent and
systemic”, according to a report
last year by the Mississippi River
Cities and Towns Initiative.
The group has examined the
White House response sketched
out in Mr Trump’s infrastructure
plan and found it is not only
inadequate but will make it harder
to fund new flood protections, by
slashing the federal government’s
project cost-sharing from the
current 50 to 80 per cent down to
20 per cent.
The group is also worried that
the White House’s proposed
budget cuts will kill off other
federal programmes that already
pay for river infrastructure, such
as a transportation department
grant programme that has spent
$162m in recent years to help
pay for new bridges, ports and
riverfront improvements.
Meanwhile, the river waters
are rising. In Hannibal, where
people have been recording river
heights since Mark Twain’s time,
four of the top 10 crests have come
in the past decade. In Brainerd,
Minnesota, it is five of the top 10. In
Natchez, Mississippi, it is three of
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but whatever you call it, things are
changing,” says Major-General
Michael Wehr, who oversaw the
corps’ operations on the river until
being promoted last year to be
second-in-command at the corps’
headquarters in Washington.
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Robert Criss, a hydrogeologist
at Washington University in St
Louis, considers the corps and its
use of river infrastructure to be
one of the problems. “The water
has nowhere to go,” he says.
You don’t flood out your
neighbours. It’s one of the
unwritten rules of the river.
With levees blocking
the river from its
natural flood plain,
the water has only
one place to go: up
WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS
People had long suspected that the
levees in parts of Missouri were
too tall, making the flooding worse
for neighbours downstream. So
two years ago a crew travelled
along 200 miles of riverbanks to
measure levee heights. The corps
found that the walls were 2ft to 3ft
taller than the agency allows in
many spots.
The corps says its position is
simple. Some levees have soared
past their federally authorised
levels, with most of the height
added after a major flood in 2008.
“Their levees have been altered
without careful evaluation and no
permission,” says Scott Whitney,
flood risk manager for the corps’
Rock Island district. A couple of
feet might not sound much. But
every inch of levee height pushes
floodwater from one place to
another. With levees blocking the
riverfromitsnaturalfloodplain,the
water has only one place to go: up.
The corps cannot force a levee
district to lower its levees. It can
only stop paying for levee repairs.
Each state regulates its levees –
and the Mississippi touches 10
different states. “The science
is clear,” says Nicholas Pinter,
associate director at the Centre
for Watershed Sciences of the
University of California at Davis,
who has extensively studied flood
risks on the Mississippi. “When
one levee district builds bigger
levees, it increases the size and
magnitude of flooding across the
river, 10 miles up and down, too.”
The problem is that if levees
are lowered in places such as
Sny Island – a drainage district
in Illinois where the levee system
is so carefully maintained that
the land has flooded only once in
110 years – insurance premiums
would rocket and the value of Sny
farmland would plummet to half
the current $12,000 an acre.
Mr Trump’s infrastructure plan
proposes reducing the corps’ role
in monitoring levee heights. The
plan also proposes stripping the
corps of authority for some levees
in the name of reducing costs and
complexity. That’s good news for
To understand
America at this
time, you have to
understand the river
districts looking to raise their
levees unfettered. It’s bad news
for neighbours hoping the federal
government continues to referee
disputes along the river.
‘MAKE IT OBEY’
The MississippiRiver Commission,
a mix of military officials and
civilians appointed by the
President, oversees how the corps
runs the system of levees and
emergency floodways in the Lower
Mississippi. It has been staging
week-long river inspection trips
since it was created in 1879 – though
its ability to control the river has
been doubted for almost as long.
Mark Twain noted in 1883 that
“10,000 river commissions, with
the mines of the world at their
back, cannot tame that lawless
stream, cannot curb it or confine
it, cannot say to it, go here, or go
there, and make it obey”.
It has had successes, however,
through the Mississippi River and
Tributaries Project, which was
launched after the devastating
1927 flood. This involved not
only building levees but also
introducing floodways that could
be opened to relieve pressure.
In 2011, the project successfully
digested the largest flood ever
recorded on the lower river.
Floodways were opened, but no
levees were breached. The corps
says billions of dollars in losses
were avoided. It’s considered
one of the most successful
infrastructure projects in the
nation’s history.
The infrastructure is still not
completed, however. At least $7bn
more is needed, supporters say, for
works including raising the height
along 370 miles of levees and flood
walls. They have been making
their case for years. Others want
to fund different projects – putting
the first floodways on the Upper
Mississippi, or expanding locks,
or undertaking a total rethinking
of how the river is managed.
And no one knows from where
the money for this will come. Mr
Trump’s infrastructure plan offers
few specifics. It’s hard to imagine
a private company helping to
pay for taller levees without an
obvious way to profit from them.
The arguments continue, and the
tools for holding back the water
get older and weaker as the river
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One night in 1974
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A life of
rhyme
Benjamin Zephaniah went
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Jamaica, Peaky Blinders
and turning his life around
W
e’ve all had a long
dark night of the
s o u l . Wr e s t l e d
with our futures
while observing
our lives with a
rare clarity. Most of us won’t have had
a gun under the pillow while we were
tossing and turning, however. But that
uncomfortable lump is what helped
the poet, activist and actor Benjamin
Zephaniah to decide that it was time to
leave his home town behind. That and a
bit of Marvin Gaye.
“I remember lying in bed one night
and I had a gun underneath my pillow
and listening to a Marvin Gaye song and
just thinking, ‘If I keep living like this I
am going to die or I’m going to do a life
sentence.’ And there’s nothing special
about me because I started watching my
friends die. Or a load of them going down
for a long time. And I got up that day and
went to London, just like that,” he says.
It’s been a long way for Zephaniah
from the gang wars of Birmingham back
to the – well – gang wars of Birmingham.
For those unfamiliar with Zephaniah’s
wry, witty “woke” poetry, which blends
street language and Jamaican rhythms
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(he is a professor of poetry at Brunel
and holds several honorary doctorates),
he is also the street preacher in the
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obviously proud about.
“Stephen Knight said when he was
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me. I was the only one based on a real
character,” he says of the series about
the rise of a street gang in Birmingham
between the wars. “And for a while I was
the only one from Birmingham. I was the
first person cast, and the only person
who didn’t do an audition. In the first
series I’m one of the first people you see.”
If the quotes make him sound
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extraordinary rise from street gang
to cultural touchstone. “I like to stay
humble about it [success],” he says.
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your ambitions are too high. You’ve got
to be realistic, have a plan.”
Zephaniah is one of the rare voices
that manages to remain determinedly
outside the Establishment (he famously
turned down an OBE) yet is embraced
by it. And his story seems to encapsulate
that of multicultural Britain, beginning
in Jamaica in the 1950s and ending, via
racial oppression, street fights, gang
wars and activism, with an immovable
stake in British society, but with battles
still to win.
He is about to publish his
autobiography which will make a
riveting read worthy of a Netflix
drama. It starts with his mother’s story.
“Because not many stories are told
about the life of women who came over
here,” he explains.
“The story is my mother walking
down the street in Jamaica, seeing a
poster saying ‘Come to the mother
country. You are so needed. You’ll find a
wonderful welcome. Jobs here for you.
The streets are paved with gold’. A lot
of people just don’t understand how big
a drive there was to get people from the
Caribbean to England.”
His mum saw the poster with her
sister, who decided to stay because
England was too cold. “I think that’s
really important because when I go back
to Jamaica and see these cousins of mine
I think that could be me. It came down
to that day.”
Zephaniah was born in Handsworth
in 1958. He left school at 13, became a
vegan and started reading his poetry in
community centres and churches.
“I started doing poetry just among my
friends, but I couldn’t really earn a living
fromit,”hesays.“Anddoingcrimeaswell.
The crime got so bad that guns started to
come out. Guns have always been around
but suddenly they were coming cheap.
Nowadays kids get guns from Russia
and these reconditioned guns. We were
talking sawn-off shotguns. When you
shoot them it doesn’t just hit the person
you’re shooting, it hits everyone around
you know.”
Then came his epiphany and move
to London where – he is fond of telling
school children – he swapped one gang
for another. Only this time it was a gang
of “writers, musicians and painters”.
“We all need gangs. But I found a gang
of creative people,” he says.
Within a year, his prediction to
his mates that he would be on the
television (“They laughed and said yeah,
Crimewatch”) came to pass.
“When I started doing my poems
people somebody said, ‘Your message
is so powerful white people should hear
this as well’. There was a little part of
me that thought, when we were being
beaten up by the police, that white
people didn’t care. So I remember
coming to London and performing and
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everyone getting really excited and
thinking wow, people care.”
He tells a story of a police car pulling
up in Birmingham and two policemen
beating him up. Another time he was
arrested and held for a week before
being taken to court, at which point
the police told the judge he’d only
been picked up the previous night. He
mentions his cousin, Michael Powell,
who died after being “restrained” by
police in 2009, and racist skinheads
attacking dance halls in the 1980s.
Things have improved of course, but
racism is still very much alive and well,
he says. “Racism now has to be a lot more
sophisticated. It’s really interesting
when you’re talking to a politician who
is racist and the way they cover their
racism with a sophisticated language.
I’m not one of these people who sit down
and say nothing’s changed. The racism
was so upfront then. They can’t do that
any more in that way.
“But no anti-racist law came out
and the racists said wow, there’s a new
law. I’m changing my ways. They said,
right I’ve just got to be more careful
with my racism.”
An anecdote about the first time his
mother came to see one of his shows
in the 1980s reveals just how fractured
Britain was then. “I was just about
to go on stage and she was almost in
tears saying, ‘Don’t say anything bad
about Mrs Thatcher, you’ll upset the
white people’. I said: ‘Mum, every white
person I know hates Mrs Thatcher.’ She
was really scared, thinking I was going
to get assassinated.” He laughs heartily.
For all he’s been through Zephaniah is
without bitterness, anger or hate. I ask,
rather artlessly, whether I would have
liked to have met him when he was 19.
My mum was in tears
saying ‘Don’t say anything
bad about Mrs Thatcher,
you’ll upset white people’
He laughs. “I was a cool guy,” he says.
“If you liked some dance music you’d be
alright with me. I wasn’t really nasty.
When I got involved in gangs, it’s crazy
because you define yourself by the sound
system you listen to. Now it’s postcodes.
The postal service had defined your
gang for you. But on the whole if you’d
met me in the daytime, or the night-time,
clubbing or something, it would be cool.
If you were on the other side, a racist, or
police, we’d fight probably. Only if I lost
my temper was I bad.
“I’m compassionate. I wouldn’t harm
a person, I wouldn’t harm an animal,”
he adds. “But I reserve the right to
self-defence.”
Despite everything, he believes there
is hope: “There are some children
growing up now who almost find it
difficult to see race. My sisters’ and
brothers’ kids, their grandchildren,
who don’t feel Jamaican or Caribbean.
They’re just so British. I was saying to
a white kid the other day, how do you
pick you friends? He said, can they play
football? I said to him – I almost didn’t
want to say – I said: ‘Do you care where
kids are from?’ And he was almost
insulted. You just have to hope those
kids grow up and become the majority.”
‘The Life and Rhymes of
Benjamin Zephaniah’
is published by
Simon and Schuster
on 3 May (£20); the
autobiographical live
tour begins on 6 May at
the Theatre Royal, Bath
(01225 448844)
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Last night’s
g
television
JESSICA BARRETT
How a love of bacon
brought castaway toffs
and plebs together
» The Island with Bear Grylls Channel 4, 9pm
I
t has been three weeks since
Bear Grylls dumped two groups
of wannabe survivalists on
a desert island in the Pacific
Ocean. If watching humans try to
stay alive with no food or shelter
wasn’t compelling enough for
viewers of previous series of
The Island, Grylls has added an
anthropological twist this time.
The teams are divided according
to riches. There’s a wealthy team,
peppered with names like Barnes
(who announces straight off the bat
that he needs only to work as an
art dealer for six weeks of the year)
and Tan, who each earn an average
£100,000 a year. There’s also a
working-class team who each live
on less than £27,000 a year.
At the start of the show, Grylls
asks whether wealth and privilege
shape who we are. If they do, the
wealthy team has not been the best
advertisement for its moulds. Its
members have, so far, turned their
backs on the working-class team,
choosing to live on a separate side
of the beach – and in the process
untying a shelter built for the
entire group so that they could
take the string “they found” to
build their new camp. “That’s
how rich people get rich – they
steal,” Sammy, a straight- talking
Geordie, muses as they walk away,
string trailing in the sand.
Having been snubbed by the
rich team, those left behind – who
include a glazier, nurse and steel
worker – jokingly rename their
camp Peasant Beach.
Phil slices the
pig’s throat, finally
vindicated in his need
to be the alpha male
On Peasant Beach, teammates are inhabiting a defecation
spectrum which consists of either
constipation or diarrhoea, and
are in a state of almost dangerous
starvation. Against those odds,
however, an unlikely romance is
brewing. Phil, a glazier who has
dubbed himself “the Prince of
Peckham” and claims that he’s a
famous face on its streets, follows
nurse Laura around like a puppy.
“He’s so annoying,” she says,
though they are sweetly joined
at the hip, searching for food and
keeping the fire alight.
They fall out when Phil
announces that hunting “isn’t
a woman’s game”, though
Sammy gamely points out that
Phil’s mother still makes him
his breakfast every morning, so
At the start of the programme, Bear
Grylls pondered whether wealth and
privilege shape who we are
perhaps he might not be the best
person for the job.
Their team has been hunting for
a pig which Phil scared off earlier
in the day, in his desperation to
prove his manliness. Word of the
pig spreads to the wealthy team.
The desperation for bacon leads to
the end of the class divide; nothing
brings people together better
than a desire for a meal that isn’t
raw limpets. Ali, a gynaecologist
from the wealthy team, and Laura
have both collapsed in the past 12
hours. It’s either find the pig, or risk
long-term health problems from
prolonged starvation.
Viewers of The Island, whether
the plebeian or celebrity version,
will be familiar with this particular
story arc. Fruitless missions,
empty fishing nets and desperate
chases are The Island’s bread and
butter: after all, would we still be
watching if they were tucking into
a tropical buffet every night? Still,
Island folklore normally dictates
that the team will always get its
biggest meal just as the members
give up hope of ever eating again.
In this case it’s during the third
attempt at catching the pig – and
having witnessed cameraman Sam
almost sever his ear during a manic
scramble – which brings the goods.
Phil slices the pig’s throat,
finally vindicated in his need to be
the alpha male. Differences are
forgotten. Hugs are dealt out. Phil
says he wants a pint. Barnes replies
that he wants “a glass of Merlot”.
They have neither, but they do
have a spit-roast pig and both
camps sitting together in harmony.
Twitter: @jess_barrett
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
There are few painters
more arrestingly odd
than Rose Wylie
DAVID ZWIRNER, LONDON/
DAN WEILL
VISUAL ARTS
Pop! Art in a
Changing Britain
PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY,
CHICHESTER
How a generation of artists in
the UK in the 1950s and 1960s
responded to rapid social change.
(01243 774557) to 7 May
FILM
Funny Cow
15, ADRIAN SHERGOLD, 103 MINS
Maxine Peake stars as a
comedian in northern England
in the 1970s and 1980s in an
abrasive, tender and continually
surprising film. Limited release
COMEDY
Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House
HHHHH
One way in, since you were asking,
might be to find words to describe
the particular brush strokes that
Rose Wylie seems to use. Here’s a
bit of a list, though not exhaustive:
splots, dots, dashes, splats,
splashes, splodges, licks, tags,
plops, plonks, crumps, etc. Does all
this sound a bit ridiculous? Sorry.
Blame the work, not me.
A little odd-sounding too? You
bet. There are few painters more
arrestingly odd than Wylie, and
it took a while for a big gallery to
notice how pleasingly odd she
was, and what it all amounted to.
It’s a huge show too, covering all
three floors. It is a bit of a surprise
that a woman of her age should
have produced such a mountain of
work – and on such a large scale.
She will be 84 in October.
CLASSICAL
LSO/Rattle
BARBICAN, LONDON
HHHHH
Helen Grime’s new composition
Woven Space, given its world
premiere by the LSO under Simon
Rattle, takes its inspiration, and
its title, from a willow-woven
creation by the artist Laura
Ellen Bacon. While it’s not easy
to discern the relation of the
opening movement, “Fanfares”,
heard separately last September,
to such an organic structure,
it’s packed with incident and
deploys Grime’s characteristically
striking palette of sonorities. Its
closing bars, for example, set off
Now here comes a big
pantechnicon of a generalisation.
Evidence from this show proves,
at a stroke, quite conclusively, that
youth have lost the plot, that they
were never mature enough or
knowledgeable enough to be taken
seriously in the first place. The
future belongs to those women
who have lived long enough
to deserve it. Think of Louise
Bourgeois. Think of Phyllida
Barlow. My case rests.
We’ve dealt with the brush
strokes and the barn-storming
philosophy. What of the temper,
the mood, the character of the
work itself? Another list, beg
pardon: exuberant, wacky, brash,
unruly, seriously silly. The
paintings are often very large.
They drool over or lollop between
several canvases. They are brashly
a coruscating ripple that hangs in
the air. The interweaving strands
and often brittle sonorities of the
second movement recreate in
musical terms the lattice forms
of Bacon’s work, while the downward trajectories of the third aptly
reflect her willows. The aspiring,
string-rich lines and voluptuously bittersweet harmonies
have an almost Mahlerian quality
and certainly provided a suitable
complement to that composer’s
Ninth Symphony.
If Mahler’s last completed
symphony is clearly about
coming to terms with mortality,
there are nevertheless degrees
of acceptance from the stoical to
the despairing. Rattle’s reading
projected the affirmative energy
of a well-lived life, and though the
cartoony, fistily in your face, made
up of patchworky bits and pieces.
They bounce around like
lunatics. Perspective collapses
in merriment. The rule book’s on
fire. She often scribbles across
the face of the paintings, loudly,
phonetically. The colour contrasts
are fierce, even screechy. Paint
comes in tomato-purée-like
dollops. Lots of young girls
stretch around, thin, long-limbed,
rubberised, sometimes tricked out
like old screen starlets. There is
much corn-yellow hair to warm
our eyes at. She remembers bits
of old Tarantino films, and then
proceeds to remake them in brash,
story-boardy constructions,
complete with pink Cadillacs with
their diabolical yellow headlights
and a grease-quiffed gangster.
As Gertrude Stein once
remarked of her (even before she
was born): a rose is a rose is a rose
is a rose. She would surely agree.
To 26 May
MICHAEL GLOVER
Ed Byrne
VARIOUS VENUES
Ed Byrne finds fertile ground
in the cosseted lives of his two
young sons. Garrick, Lichfield
(01543 412121) tonight; Forum
Theatre, Billingham (01642 552663)
Wed; Playhouse, Whitley Bay
(0844 248 1588) Thur; Bridlington
Spa (01262 678258) Fri
DANCE
Michael Clark Company
BIRMINGHAM REP THEATRE
Michael Clark’s To a simple,
rock’n’roll… song celebrates music
the choreographer loves: Erik
Satie, Patti Smith, and David
Bowie. (0121 236 4455) tonight
POP
Mercury Rev
VARIOUS VENUES
US art-rock’s foremost
symphonic romantics perform
1998’s Deserter’s Songs. Tolbooth,
Stirling (seetickets.com) tonight;
Caves, Edinburgh (seetickets.com)
Wed; Tunnels, Aberdeen (seetickets.
com) Thur; CCA, Glasgow
(seetickets.com) Fri
Rejjie Snow
VARIOUS VENUES
Dear Annie is a wry, jazzy
showcase for Rejjie Snow’s
charmingly laid-back flow and
keen hooks. Waterfront, Norwich
(thewaterfront.ticketabc.com)
tonight; Leeds University Union
(seetickets.com) Thur; Academy,
Manchester (seetickets.com) Fri
FOLK & ROOTS
Vasen
VARIOUS VENUES
The Swedish instrumental
trio. Performing Arts Centre,
Kilbarchan (01505 550550) tonight;
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (0131
668 2019) Thur; Ropetackle Arts
Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea (01273
464440) Fri; Green Note, London
NW1 (wegottickets.com) Sat
THEATRE
Flashdance
REGENT THEATRE, IPSWICH
Joanne Clifton stars in this great
adaptation of the 1980s musical
(atgtickets.com) to Sat
If you only see
one thing today
THE INDEPENDENT
first movement’s more mellifluous
moments and fragile ending were
sensitively done, the broader
picture seemed less convincing.
The clod-hopping rhythms of
the second-movement Ländler – it
should sound “rather awkward
and coarse”, according to the
composer – are intended to evoke
country life. Perhaps something a
little more rough-hewn was called
for here. The Rondo Burleske,
however, was properly astringent
and the tremulous whispers of
the deeply moving finale’s last
moments were received by an
audience raptly holding its collective breath.
Repeated Thurs (020 7960 4200,
barbican.org.uk)
BARRY MILLINGTON
EVENING STANDARD
MARK CROCKETT
Arts
reviews
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THEATRE
Art
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
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production of Yasmina Reza’s Art is a superb and beautifully
structured portrait of midlife crisis, starring Nigel Havers, Denis
Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as three middle-aged men
whose 25-year friendship threatens to fall apart when one of
them spends a huge amount of money on an abstract painting.
(arttheplay.com) to Sat
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OUTSOURCING
Capita to raise £700m from
investors after £513m loss
By Ravender Sembhy
Outsourcing company Capita is to
tap investors for £701m and embark
on a new strategy after booking a
hefty annual loss.
The group said yesterday that
pre-tax losses for 2017 came in at
£513.1m as the firm counted the cost
of impairments and provisions linked
to acquisitions.
The figure compares with an
£89.8m loss in 2016, and comes as
Capita detailed £850.7m of “specific
non-underlying items” which
dragged on its performance.
On an underlying basis, profit
before tax rose 43 per cent to £383m.
Revenue fell 4 per cent to £4.23bn
in the year to 31 December, and the
firm also announced a £701m rights
issues as part of a transformation
strategy under new chief executive
Jonathan Lewis. The proceeds of the
rights issue, part of a major overhaul,
will be used to reduce Capita’s debt
and make investments.
Under the new strategy, the
outsourcer is also targeting
annualised cost savings of an initial
£175m by the end of 2020 and around
£300m from disposals in 2018.
The group was hammered on the
stock market earlier this year after
warning over profits, but shares
rocketed over 12 per cent in morning
trade following the latest update.
Capita’s investors took
heart from the company’s
overhauled strategy, sending
its stock price up 13.14 per cent
to hit 180.8p at close of
trading yesterday.
C a p i t a’s w o e s c o m e a f t e r
construction group and outsourcing
rival Carillion collapsed into
liquidation in January, leaving the
taxpayer on the hook for billions
of pounds of projects and pension
liabilities.
Mr Lewis said that Capita
will centralise its procurement,
consolidate its UK footprint and
exit leases on properties as the chief
executive seeks to cut costs. He
also dismissed comparisons with
Carillion.
“I get frustrated with that
comparison – we are a completely
different business,” he said.
“We have £1bn in liquidity, strong
cash flow and a new strategy with
investor support. We are not in PFI
contracts and have nothing like the
risk profile.”
The company restructure will see it
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congestion charge REUTERS
focus on five activities: software, HR,
customer management, government
services and IT.
Capita operates a raft of publicsector contracts such as the London
congestion charge, jobseeker’s
allowance helpline, teachers’
pensions administration and an
electronic tagging service for the
Ministry of Justice.
EUROZONE
Strong euro
and strikes
in France
hit growth
By Laurie Havelock
Quote of
the day
We jokingly call
him Snape from
Harry Potter,
because he seems
to be everywhere,
setting a
somewhat
uneasy tone
Steve Rowe
Marks & Spencer CEO
on Archie Norman, the
retailer’s chairman
The 30
Second
Briefing
SUPREME
Manchester-based Supreme, one of
Britain’s biggest makers of liquids
for e-cigarettes, has announced
plans to go public in May
The firm, valued at £150m, hopes to
raise around £10m to fund growth
from listing on Aim, the London
Stock Exchange’s junior market,
later this year.
Not the street clothing brand?
A different outfit altogether. This
Supreme owns the KiK and 88 Vape
brands, popular among UK vapers,
and makes more than 130,000
bottles of e-liquid a day, as well as
the necessary hardware, including
lightbulbs, batteries and other
accessories. It supplies high street
retailers like Asda, Halfords and
Poundland and, come May, will also
be the first UK vaping company to
ever go public.
Vaping must be big business, then?
Supreme reported revenues of
£70.7m over the past year, with
earnings before interest of tax
hitting £7.2m. Earlier this year
Euromonitor reported that UK sales
of vaping products had grown by
more than 50 per cent to hit £1bn
last year and, with three million
Britons now dedicated vapers,
should be on course to exceed £2bn
by 2020.
Who are the brains behind it?
The firm is 100 per cent owned by
chief executive Andy Chadha after it
was established in 1975 by his father.
It started out selling toys and other
goods from Asia, moving later into
batteries. It also went bust in 2007,
though at the time the turnaround
specialist Iain Johnston confidently
bet Chadha a £130,000 Bentley that
the firm would recover. Supreme
did, and Chadha handed over the car
in January.
Growth among companies in the
eurozone remained steady this
month, but rates are slowing thanks
to a strong euro, according to new
data from IHS Markit’s Purchasing
Managers’ Index (PMI).
Research shows that after peaking in January, growth has steadily
slowed down on the back of a strong
currency and ongoing fears over
trade disagreements between China
and the US.
Strikes in France may also have affected growth.
Markit’s researchers said that this
had left the eurozone in “lower gear”
after 2017’s strong growth.
Activity in the service sector
showed improvement, rising to a
two-month high of 55.0 from 54.9
in March. Manufacturing growth
slowed to a 14-month low of 56.0, however, down from 56.6 last month.
Europe’s factories reported the
smallest gains – in terms of total
goods orders and export orders – for
the past 18 months.
Chris Williamson, Markit’s chief
business economist, said that despite
growth having “downshifted markedly” in recent months he did not see
any signs that Europe was approaching a recession.
“The April data are running at a
level broadly consistent with eurozone GDP growth of approximately
0.6 per cent at the start of the second
quarter,” he said.
“With recent months seeing record
delivery delays for inputs to factories
and growing skill shortages, output is
clearly being constrained.”
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BANKING
TSB apologises after online
update locks out customers
By Ben Chapman
TSB has apologised to customers
who could not access their accounts
through the company’s app and
online banking service from Sunday
evening through to yesterday
morning.
A number of customers
complained of a “data breach” and
said that they were able to view
other people’s account information
through the app.
The problems came after TSB
carried out planned upgrade work
to its technology over the weekend.
The bank had warned that some
services would not be available from
4pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday.
But customers found that problems
persisted beyond this, leaving them
locked out of their accounts.
One customer told the BBC that he
had been credited with a large sum
of money that was not his once he
managed to get back into the app.
“My balance, because of my
overdraft, is in minus, but my balance
was showing at £13,000,” said Liam
McKenzie, from Paisley.
In a statement yesterday, TSB said
that there were still “intermittent
issues” with its mobile and online
banking services and that it was
“working as hard and as fast as we
can to get these up and running”.
The announcement came after
The problems
happened after
TSB carried
out a planned
upgrade to its
technology
AFP/GETTY
TSB’s social media team faced a
series of complaints from customers
on Sunday evening.
Craig Malcom tweeted: “TSB I
currently have access to £20k+ of
other peoples money.
“This is a massive breach of data
protection! If I have access to their
account they could have to mine as
well!”
The problems apparently
stemmed from a switch to a new
online banking system. TSB had
rented the technology behind
its app and online banking from
Lloyds Banking Group since the two
companies split. Over the weekend,
TSB moved customers to a new
platform which experienced some
teething problems. THE INDEPENDENT
TSB was set to move
accounts over to its new
Proteo4 system on Sunday,
a platform maintained by its
Spanish owner Banco Sabadell.
UBS celebrates ‘excellent’ start to the year
Investors’ hopes that banks are
poised to report strong profits were
boosted yesterday when the Swiss
bank UBS revealed a 17 per cent
jump in returns.
That follows a bumper first quarter
Outlook
JAMES
MOORE
The world’s legal
systems catch up
with Facebook
A
knockout judgement
against Facebook coming
from a libel suit planned
by personal finance guru
Martin Lewis? It would
barely register as a financial hit.
In 2017 – characterised as a
“hard year” for the social network
– it generated $12.8bn (£9.2bn) in
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Co-op takeover
‘will not raise
prices’ for Nisa
customers
By Ben Chapman
BANKING
By Simon English
IQ
30-38
for Wall Street banks and comes
ahead of figures from UK rivals that
are expected to be strong.
UBS’s chief executive, Sergio
Ermotti, said that the start of the
year had been “excellent” and
“momentum in our business is good”.
The leap in profits to Swfr589
million (£430m) was a bit less
than analysts had been hoping for,
however, and the shares fell 2.5 per
cent in Zurich.
City analysts expect UK banks
Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS
and Standard Chartered to post
combined profits of £36bn.
revenues, up 49 per cent, and turned
a net profit of $4.3bn on that.
Its growth might be slowing, users
might be spending less time on it,
but the financial train is still rolling
along the tracks. The company looks
set to gobble up close to a fifth of the
enormous digital ad market this year.
The 2018 first-quarter numbers
that are due tomorrow will be closely
watched for any sign that the Delete
Facebook hashtag that emerged in
the wake of the ongoing data scandal
has had an impact.
But even if it has – and I’m sceptical
for now – it probably won’t be a big
one. Where the promised lawsuit
presents an issue for the company is
in the precedent that it may set.
To recap: Mr Lewis alleges that his
face has been seen on ads implying
he’s endorsed companies and
activities that he hasn’t.
The financial services industry
is chock full of sharks and scam
artists. Their using the image of
Mr Lewis to sell a lie creates a clear
business problem for him given the
reputation he has established as a
campaigner, and the legion of fans he
has accumulated through doing that.
He has already had complaints
upheld by the Advertising Standards
Authority. The watchdog, for
example, ruled that a claims
company misleadingly used his image
despite its Facebook ad continuing a
disclaimer in the small print.
If Mr Lewis wins, he could
legally establish Facebook
as a publisher rather than
a platform
The problem presented to
Facebook by Mr Lewis is that if he is
successful he could, in theory, open
the door to others.
It has been said that the legal
systems of much of the world have
yet to catch up with the likes of
Facebook. Its critics, like Mr Lewis,
The UK’s competition watchdog
has cleared the Co-op’s proposed
£143m takeover of member-owned
groceries wholesaler Nisa.
The Competition and Markets
Authority (CMA) found that the two
companies do not compete headto-head and that the deal would not
result in reduced quality of service or
higher prices for customers.
The CMA said it had carefully
considered the impact of the deal
because Nisa supplies over 4,000
grocery stores, but it took into
account the fact that those outlets
would still be free to set their own
prices and decide which products to
stock after the merger.
After an initial
investigation, the
CMA decided
not to refer the
deal for an indepth “Phase
2” probe.
There are
en ou gh l o ca l
alternatives to
both Co-op and
Nisa-supplied stores
to ensure that people can still
shop around to get the best value, the
CMA said.
It added that the merged company
would not be able to determine
directly how stores compete.
Nisa-supplied stores will still
be able to choose between several
different wholesalers and be able to
switch supplier if prices offered to
them by the combined company were
to increase, or the quality of service
go down.
Co - op swooped for Nisa in
October after Sainsbury’s backed
out of a purchase. Nisa’s members,
who run its network of stores,
voted overwhelmingly in favour of
Co-op’s bid the following month.
THE INDEPENDENT
are increasingly finding ways to move
things along. If he wins, he could
establish Facebook as a publisher
rather than a platform, at least in the
eyes of the UK legal system.
Tomorrow’s first-quarter earnings
release might present an opportunity
fo r Face b o o k fo u n d e r M a rk
Zuckerberg to address this issue
and others, by for example, outlining
how some of the vast resources at his
disposal could be deployed to change
the narrative, and get to a place
where people like Mr Lewis have less
cause for complaint.
Wall Street has a tendency to
jump on anything that might affect
its quarterly earnings estimates, but
this would be in Facebook investors’
interests as much as anyone’s.
This question is does Mr
Zuckerberg, even now, really get it?
Mr Lewis is among a growing number
of people who are determined to
wake him up if he doesn’t.
THE INDEPENDENT
41
From the
business
pages
France set for more
rail and air strikes
France 24
French rail workers have
continued to strike this week as
staff staged a walkout at leading
carrier Air France over wage
disputes. Disruption caused to
rail and air travel in the country
is set to overlap for two days for
the first time during this period
of unrest, seeing three in five
high-speed TGV train services
cancelled and around 35 per
cent of long- and medium-haul
flights grounded.
GM reaches deal
over car-workers
The Korea Times
GM Korea and its workers union
reached a tentative last minute
agreement yesterday over the
relocation of 680 workers in
Gunsan and the allocation of
a factory for the construction
of a new car hours before a
bankruptcy deadline passed.
The union protested on behalf
of hundreds of workers who
faced a four-year “unpaid career
leave” if not relocated.
AIB revises size
of its debt book
The Business Post
One of Ireland’s “big four”
commercial banks, AIB, has
stripped back its largest ever
loan sale after revising the size
of its debt book. The process,
nicknamed Project Redwood, is
now likely to contain just €1.6bn
worth of debt rather than the
previously reported €3.75bn
over political fears that vulture
funds could pick off small parts
of AIB’s loan book.
EU investigates
Alitalia rescue loan
Corriere della Sera
EU regulators are examining
whether a €900m (£789m)
rescue loan by the Italian
government to troubled airline
Alitalia constituted illegal state
aid. The bridging finance was
paid to keep the carrier afloat
after staff rejected a cost-cutting
plan to save the firm in 2017.
EU competition commissioner
Margrethe Vestager said she
had received “a number of
complaints” alleging the loan did
not match market conditions.
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The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
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CARMAKERS
HOUSING
Investor plans to
improve Hyundai
Double glazer’s
shares plunge
The activist investor Elliott
Advisors has published a
proposed plan to bring “muchneeded improvements” to the
Korean carmaker Hyundai after
taking a $1bn stake in the firm
earlier this month. Suggested
steps include a fundamental
restructuring of the business,
new board members and
increased dividend payouts.
The double glazing firm
Safestyle’s shares dropped
by a dramatic 25.8 per cent
yesterday after it issued a profit
warning and confirmed the
departure of chairman Steve
Halbert. The company also said
that it would cancel its final
dividend thanks to the presence
of “an aggressive new market
entrant” eating into its profits.
FASHION
TRADE
Most transparent
firms named
Scotland opens
Berlin hub
Adidas (pictured) and Reebok
are the best fashion brands
on transparency on social and
environmental issues, according
to Fashion Revolution’s
Fashion Transparency Index.
It found that only 55 per cent of
brands published meaningful
disclosures on environment and
44 per cent on human rights.
The Scottish Government has
opened a new hub in Berlin
in order to boost economic
ties with Germany, tasked
with increasing investment
and collaboration between
companies and organisations
in both countries. Germany is
currently Scotland’s fourthlargest overseas market.
TECHNOLOGY
MARKETS
EU to investigate
Apple deal
UK firms pay
£16.7bn dividends
The European Union is set to
investigate Apple’s £300m deal
to buy the music recognition
service Shazam, citing a loss
of choice for streaming audio
users. Shazam’s app, which has
more than 100 million monthly
users, makes money for the
firm from commissions paid on
successful referrals to Apple’s
iTunes music store.
UK companies paid
shareholders £16.7bn worth
of dividends in the first three
months of 2018, according to
Link Asset Services research.
The figure is 7.6 per cent
higher than last year’s but
really represents a 1.2 per cent
increase once one-offs, such
as British American Tobacco’s
£1bn fillip, are discounted.
PROPERTY
BUSINESS
Toffs own 30% of
Mayfair rentals
Regulator dealing
with two cases
Aristocrats only own 30
per cent of Mayfair’s rented
properties, according to the
estate agent Wetherell, as
professional firms and investors
have come to own 65 per cent
of the borough’s property. The
report says most apartments in
the area are worth £2m to £3m.
The small business
commissioner, Paul Uppal, is
only dealing with two cases,
leading to questions about the
effectiveness of the position.
The government pledged to
tackle late payments when it
was reported the practice costs
the economy £2.5bn every year.
the
markets
The FTSE 100 closed at 7398.87
yesterday, up 0.42 per cent or 30.7
points, after clawing back ground
lost early in the day’s trading.
Wealth manager St James’s Place
topped the winners, gaining 3.3
per cent, while medical firm NMC
Health suffered the day’s biggest
loss, down 3.47 per cent.
***
The pound fell to a five-week
low against the dollar after last
week’s post-Brexit high. By lunchtime, it had dropped 0.2 per cent
to $1.3959, thanks to blooming
US Treasury bond yields. The
currency fared far better against
the euro, up slightly at €1.1407.
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43
ECONOMY
Workplace injuries cost UK £14.9bn a year
By Laurie Havelock
Workplace injuries and other health
problems cost the UK’s economy
£14.9bn over the course of a year, according to a new report.
The number represents a combination of how affected workers are
paid, the cost to the NHS for treating them, and the loss of income
tax and national insurance, according to a study carried out by Digby
Brown Solicitors.
In its Health and Safety Executive
report, the firm estimates than in the
tax year 2016-17, UK workers missed
31.2 million days through medical or being harmed by industrial mareasons, representing an inchinery. Other health probcrease of almost one million
lems ranged from stress
on the year prior.
to musculoskeletal disThere are also
orders to occupational
around 4,300 work-relung disease.
lated civil claims filed
The 600,000 or so
The
number
of
each year, the report
workplace injuries
working days lost
finds, up from 4,252
recorded every year
a year as a result of
recorded in 2015-16.
result in an estimated
workplace injuries,
It also explores the
5.5 million lost workaccording to the
sorts of maladies that
ing days, the report’s
report
are keeping employees
authors suggest.
from their jobs. Injuries
Of the £14.9bn quoted,
generally were caused by incithe largest share – £8.6bn – was
dents such as falling from ladders fronted by individuals through lost
5.5
earnings and personal costs resulting from injuries.
Employers bore £2.9bn through
sick pay, administrative costs
and extra insurance premiums. A
threefold financial toll on the state
– thanks to additional benefits paid
out, the cost of medical treatment
and rehabilitation via the NHS, and
the loss of revenue when compared
with a thriving workforce – represents the remaining £3.4bn lost
throughout the year.
Gordon Dalyell, partner at Digby
Brown, said that the headline figures
were shocking.
daily
money
Minister agrees self-drive cars deal with US state
The Government has penned a deal to collaborate
with the US state of Michigan on efforts to develop
autonomous vehicles.
The business minister Richard Harrington has
signed a memorandum of understanding with
Governor Rick Snyder, pledging to work together as
new rules and technologies for self-driving cars and
“smart highways” emerge.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling (above) has
said that such vehicles could be on UK roads by 2021,
although a three-year investigation is being carried
out into whether driving laws will need to be updated.
New customers at first direct are
being offered a range of gifts or
experiences when they switch to a
current account and pay in £1,000 at
the bank. “Switcher gifts” available
to new customers include a choice
from 300 online self-development
courses that cover graphic
design or bartending, a
£150 voucher for holiday
booking site Expedia,
or a choice of gadgets,
including an Amazon
Echo (inset) or wireless
Bose headphones. The
scheme will replace
first direct’s longstanding cash joining
incentive. The bank’s head,
Joe Gordon, says a survey of
its customers found that they put a
higher premium on new experiences
than on cash.
***
Yorkshire Bank has lowered the cost
of its five-year, fixed rate mortgage
for first-time buyers, offering 3.79 per
“The challenge is only going to
become harder with Brexit and a
government whose priorities lie
elsewhere because it is unclear what
legislation will govern workplace
safety,” he said.
Those in human health or
social work roles were the
most likely to encounter ill health
caused by their job, while injuries
were most commonplace for
those in the agriculture, forestry
and fishing sector.
cent interest until 30 June 2023, when
it reverts to 4.95 per cent variable
for the rest of the term. The deal is
open to homebuyers with a 5 per cent
deposit (95 per cent loan-to-value)
and does not charge arrangement or
valuation fees. Customers can also
benefit from £250 cashback.
***
A new firm has launched the UK’s
first £1 car hire service. A deal offered
by new rental firm DriiveMe offers
motorists the chance to rent a car or
van for 24 hours – including insurance
– for just a pound, albeit with some
catches. The flat fee covers
vehicle rental but not petrol
or tolls, which drivers
take on responsibility
for. The deal is also
only available for
customers travelling
from Edinburgh or
Glasgow Airports to
either London Heathrow
or Manchester Airport, as
it relies on using motorists
to return fleet vehicles to large
rental firms such as Hertz. While the
routes are limited, the rental includes
plenty of time to make the drive
and more than 100 miles worth of
additional allowance. The firm says
that more routes will be added in
coming months and rentals of up to 72
hours will be available soon.
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Wild garlic and purple sprouting
broccoli ragout
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.
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RHYME LETTERS
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SERVES 2
Peel and finely slice the onion. Gently fry
for 10 minutes, stirring now and then.
Rinse the quinoa and wild rice
(separately) in a sieve. Trim the broccoli,
using it all – stalks, florets and leaves.
Split any large pieces down so they’re
roughly 5cm-6cm pieces.
Add half the garam masala and the
chilli flakes (to your taste for heat) to the
onion. Add the wild rice, bouillon powder
and 400ml of water. Season, stir and
simmer for 25 mins. Keep an eye on the
liquid and top up with a little extra water
if needed.
Toast the almonds in a dry frying
pan, stirring often, until lightly golden.
Transfer to a plate.
Roughly chop the parsley leaves.
Shred the wild garlic leaves. Drain the
chickpeas. After 25 minutes, add the
quinoa and coconut milk to the rice pan.
Simmer for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on
the liquid level as it cooks from now on
– you don’t want it too brothy, but add a
splash of water if it looks as if it’s getting
too thick.
Add the broccoli, wild garlic and
chickpeas. Taste and add more garam
masala if you like. Cook for a further 8
minutes or so, until the broccoli is tender
and quinoa and rice are cooked. Note:
wild rice retains some bite when cooked.
Check the seasoning. Stir in the parsley
and sprinkle over the almonds and
coconut chips to serve.
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1 onion
50g red quinoa
50g wild rice
200g purple sprouting broccoli
1 tbsp garam masala
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes, to taste
1 tsp bouillon powder
20g flaked almonds
15g parsley
50g wild garlic
½ tin chickpeas
1 tin coconut milk
20g toasted coconut chips
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and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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RHYME
NORA
LETTERS
MEANING
3
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Killer Sudoku No 1270
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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Douvan still one to beat as Mullins’
trio chase glory at Punchestown
By Jon Freeman
PUNCHESTOWN
NEXT BEST
Douvan
(5.30pm, Punchestown)
Will win if he’s back to his best and
signs were good at Cheltenham.
EACH WAY
Articulum
(4.55pm, Punchestown)
Ran okay under top weight last
time; these conditions should
suit him better.
Douvan – pictured clearing the first fence on way to victory at Punchestown two years ago in the Ryanair Novice
Steeplechase – will be back at the Irish racecourse today in the Boylesports Champion Chase GETTY
was to keep him out of action until still sidelined Ruby Walsh, has chohis dramatic return in the
sen to ride Douvan rather than
same race six weeks ago.
Un De Sceaux or Min after
W h o k n ow s wh at
encouragement from
would have happened
Mullins. Both clearly
had Douvan not fallen
feel that this once-infor the first time in
a-lifetime chaser, still
Un
De
Sceaux’s
his life? Certainly, he
only an eight-yearvictories from 28
looked like the old
old, is as good as he
starts
Douvan, a series of
was, or close to it.
spring-heeled leaps
And that should be
putting the pressure on
good enough.
Min and eventual winner
The narrative runAltior until his blunder from
ning throughout this week’s
nowhere at the fourth last fence.
Punchestown action is, of course,
Paul Townend, standing in for the the Mullins-Gordon Elliott ding-
GOING:YIELDING
HERALD CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE (GRADE 1)
(CLASS 1) €88,496 added 2m 100yds
1
43114P BEYOND THE LAW M F Morris 6 11 12................B J Cooper T
2
2141 CARTWRIGHT (D) G Elliott 5 11 12.................................M P Walsh
3
4-12U2 DRACONIEN W P Mullins 5 11 12.......................................... N Fehily
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1-1101 GETABIRD (CD) W P Mullins 6 11 12 .........................P Townend
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133113 HARDLINE (CD) G Elliott 6 11 12........................S W Flanagan H
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111R23 MENGLI KHAN (D) G Elliott 5 11 12..................Jack Kennedy T
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-32134 PALOMA BLUE (D) H de Bromhead 6 11 12.......D N Russell
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11F784 SHARJAH (D) W P Mullins 5 11 12..............Mr P W Mullins T
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342162 VISION DES FLOS (CD) C Tizzard (UK) 5 11 12...............................
...............................................................................................................................R M Power T
10
1143 WHISKEY SOUR (D) W P Mullins 5 11 12..............D J Mullins
- 10 declared BETTING: 10-11 Getabird, 4-1 Mengli Khan, 9-2 Paloma Blue, 14-1 Vision
Des Flos, 16-1 Whiskey Sour, Sharjah, 25-1 Cartwright, Draconien, 33-1
others.
4.20
FORM VERDICT
Mengli Khan (third) finished ahead of GETABIRD (11th) in the Supreme
Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, though the latter looks to be a different
beast going right-handed and could claim successive victories after
landing the spoils at Fairyhouse earlier this month. He beat Mengli
Khan over course and distance by nine lengths in the Moscow Flyer
in January, and can confirm that form here. Paloma Blue was fourth in
the Supreme and should go well on this decent ground, while Vision
Des Flos stayed on well at Aintree 11 days ago but might need further
to be seen at his best.
4.55
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BEST BET
Monalee
(6.40pm, Punchestown)
Has a form edge over all of
these and scope for further
improvement.
RACING EDITOR
Aside from parades, photo-shoots
or work-outs, it is rare, perhaps even
unique, to see three horses of the
highest quality from the same stable
lining up together on the racecourse.
And yet that is what we can look
forward to this afternoon when a
holy trinity of Willie Mullins-trained
two-mile chasers – Un De Sceaux,
Min and, most exciting of all, Douvan – do battle on day one of Punchestown’s fabulous five-day, Irish
season-ending festival.
Ten go to post in the Grade One
Boylesports Champion Chase, but
unless we’re in for a huge surprise,
the winner will be one of these big
beasts. Un De Sceaux’s fan club will
be out in force, cheering on a horse
who has already given them so much
to shout about, while racking up 21
wins from 28 starts and more than a
£1million in prize money.
Min, with far fewer miles on the
clock, is a relative beginner at the
top level and in truth hasn’t quite
climbed the peaks yet, but he’s getting very close and is the one with
most scope for improvement.
But more than any other horse
this week, it is Douvan, once described by Mullins as “like another
species”, who will pack them in at
Punchestown and glue every other
jumps fan around the UK to a television or betting shop screen.
He was the perfect chaser – nine
victories from nine starts with an
aggregate winning margin of 111
lengths – until going lame in the
Champion Chase at last year’s Cheltenham Festival, an injury which
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KILLASHEE HANDICAP HURDLE (GRADE B) €53,097
added 2m
P31135 LAGOSTOVEGAS (D) W P Mullins 6 11 7...............D J Mullins
9060P0 TIGRIS RIVER (D) Joseph P O’Brien 7 11 5 ...........................................
.........................................................................................................................L P Dempsey T
00700P IVANOVICH GORBATOV (D) Joseph P O’Brien 6 11 3 .............
.................................................................................................................................M Enright T
205-2F BUNK OFF EARLY (D) W P Mullins 6 11 2.............R M Power
207-41 JOEY SASA (D) N Meade 9 10 13...............................S W Flanagan
212348 MORGAN (D) G Elliott 6 10 13...............................Jack Kennedy H
0-U0P1 CARRIG CATHAL S J Mahon 7 10 11............................. K Sexton T
1114PF HIGH SCHOOL DAYS (D) H de Bromhead 5 10 11........................
............................................................................................................Dylan Robinson (5)
303415 GRAND PARTNER (D) Thomas Mullins 10 10 10.........................
.....................................................................................................................................B J Cooper
/F1-P5 WESTERN BOY (CD) P A Fahy 9 10 10.........Jody McGarvey
-41609 DUCA DE THAIX (D) G Elliott 5 10 9...............................N Fehily T
-16200 BEN DUNDEE (C)(D) G Elliott 6 10 8.....................D N Russell T
-1P424 ARTICULUM (D) T O’Brien 8 10 7...................................A E Lynch T
113F NESSUN DORMA (D) W P Mullins 5 10 7..............P Townend
31212F BALLYOISIN (D) E Bolger 7 10 6..................................B J Geraghty
7-1390 HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT (D) Joseph P O’Brien 5 10 6 ........
............................................................................................................................R Treacy (5) T
14201 LOW SUN (D) W P Mullins 5 10 6 ..........Katie O’Farrell (7) C
5-2604 GOLDEN SPEAR (D) A J Martin 7 10 4.................................................
.........................................................................................................Mr L Quinlan (7) T
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19 722212 DIS DONC (D)(BF) N Meade 5 10 3 .................Jonathan Moore
20 806243 LIGHT THAT (D) Mrs J Harrington 6 10 1...............D Meyler T
21 488972 VEINARD G Elliott 9 10 1.......................................................D O’Regan T
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31 TEN TEN (D) J P Dempsey 5 10 0......................................M P Walsh
23 3P2213 ICARIO G Elliott 5 9 13.........................................................A Ring (3) H,T
24 11124F TRUE SELF (D) W P Mullins 5 9 12........Rachael Blackmore
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17F PIETRALUNGA (D) W P Mullins 5 9 10.............D E Mullins T
26 2B263P TARA DYLAN Thomas Mullins 6 9 10...........................RESERVE
27 484124 CHESTERFIELD KING (D) J P Dempsey 5 9 10....RESERVE
28 12516P PETE SO HIGH (D) G Elliott 4 9 10....................................RESERVE
- 28 declared BETTING: 8-1 Low Sun, 10-1 Ben Dundee, Nessun Dorma, Lagostovegas,
12-1 Bunk Off Early, Joey Sasa, Dis Donc, 14-1 Grand Partner, Ballyoisin,
Golden Spear, Morgan, 16-1 others.
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dong to become Irish champion
trainer.
This has become an obsession for
both. Elliott is looking for his first
title and Mullins, champion for the
past 10 seasons, will not surrender
without throwing his considerable
lot at it.
Mullins’ runners amassed almost
a million euros here last year to overtake Elliott and it’s not long odds
against him thwarting his rival once
more in almost identical circumstances, though he is a little further
off the pace this time.
“My good ones have to go in, Gor- Results service, p47
GROWISE CHAMPION NOVICE CHASE (GRADE 1)
(CLASS 1) €88,496 added 3m 120yds
AL BOUM PHOTO W P Mullins 6 11 10 ...................P Townend
DOUNIKOS (C) G Elliott 7 11 10............................... K M Donoghue
FINIAN’S OSCAR C Tizzard (UK) 6 11 10.......... R M Power C
INVITATION ONLY (C) W P Mullins 7 11 10........D J Mullins
JURY DUTY (C)(BF) G Elliott 7 11 10.........................M P Walsh T
MONALEE (C) H de Bromhead 7 11 10..............................N Fehily
MONBEG NOTORIOUS (C)(D) G Elliott 7 11 10 ...............................
................................................................................................................................D O’Regan V
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112BU1 RATHVINDEN (D) W P Mullins 10 11 10...Mr P W Mullins
9
213715 THE STORYTELLER G Elliott 7 11 10.........................D N Russell
10 121112 SHATTERED LOVE (BF) G Elliott 7 11 3......Jack Kennedy T
11 834111 YOUCANTCALLHERTHAT Denis Hogan 7 11 3... D G Hogan
FORM VERDICT
- 11 declared Noel Meade appears to hold a strong hand here with Navan maiden BETTING: 13-8 Monalee, 7-2 Al Boum Photo, 11-2 Shattered Love, 7-1
winner Dis Donc, who was only beaten a nose on his handicap bow Finian’s Oscar, 10-1 Rathvinden, 14-1 Invitation Only, 16-1 Jury Duty,
last time, and JOEY SASA, who has mixed it with some of the best 20-1 The Storyteller, 33-1 others.
over hurdles and makes plenty of appeal off his current mark having
FORM VERDICT
warmed up for this in impressive winning style on the Flat at Dundalk.
Fairyhouse winner Low Sun and Nessun Dorma, who fell in that Monalee only found the classy Presenting Percy too good at
contest, lead the Willie Mullins assault on this, while others to note Cheltenham last time out and could simply be a better animal over
shorter
than
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distance, while Finian’s Oscar finally
include Down Royal winner Ten Ten on his handicap bow and Golden
Spear, who caught the eye on his return from a break when fourth and won in this sphere at Aintree last time out, albeit in a weak race for
Grade 1 company. Shattered Love looked a little tired when second at
has to be considered here off the same mark.
Fairyhouse last time following her runaway JLT Novices’ Chase win,
BOYLESPORTS CHAMPION CHASE (GRADE 1) (CLASS 1) and all looks set fair for AL BOUM PHOTO to land the spoils. A faller at
Cheltenham before bouncing back with victory at Fairyhouse, a return
€243,363 added 2m
to this trip on decent ground should pose no issue and he looks to be
1
242142 A TOI PHIL (C) G Elliott 8 11 12..............................Jack Kennedy T developing into a classy chaser.
2
023533 BALLYCASEY W P Mullins 11 11 12............................D E Mullins
3
10112F DOCTOR PHOENIX (D) G Elliott 10 11 12...... M P Walsh C,T
GOING:GOOD
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1117-F DOUVAN (CD) W P Mullins 8 11 12...............................P Townend
5
-1D122 MIN (CD)(BF) W P Mullins 7 11 12.................................D J Mullins
PLEASUREWOOD HILLS THEME PARK OF LOWESTOFT
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2-2345 ORDINARY WORLD (D) H de Bromhead 8 11 12...........................
HANDICAP (CLASS 4) £9,750 added 1m 2f
..................................................................................................................................D N Russell
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2-3F3P SPECIAL TIARA (D) H de Bromhead 11 11 12............ N Fehily 1
1-1 MORDIN S Crisford 4 9 7................................................ James Doyle 8
8 95045P TELL US MORE (D) G Elliott 9 11 12..............K M Donoghue B 2
1127-6 SWILLY SUNSET (C)(D) A Carson 5 9 7................S De Sousa 2
9
11P447 THE GAME CHANGER (CD) G Elliott 9 11 12 ...M Enright T 3
7561- CIAOADIOSIMDONE J Ryan 4 9 4......................................G Mosse 7
10 2-1121 UN DE SCEAUX (CD) W P Mullins 10 11 12.........................................
/3511- CRIMSON ROSETTE (D) C Fellowes 4 9 2...S Donohoe H 1
......................................................................................................................Mr P W Mullins 4
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9/516- GIVEAWAY GLANCE (D) A King 5 9 2....................M Harley H 3
- 10 declared 231158 SHAMROKH (D) M Appleby 4 8 12......................T Queally C,T 4
BETTING: 5-4 Douvan, 9-4 Min, 5-1 Un De Sceaux, 13-2 Doctor Phoenix, 6
2634-3 VOI (C) C Allen 4 8 10..................................................................A Atzeni T 5
16-1 Special Tiara, 33-1 A Toi Phil, Ordinary World, 66-1 The Game 7
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66-553 BLUFF CRAG P McBride 5 8 8............................................W Cox (5) 6
Changer, Ballycasey, 100-1 Tell Us More.
- 8 declared FORM VERDICT
BETTING: 15-8 Mordin, 9-2 Crimson Rosette, 5-1 Ciaoadiosimdone, Bluff
Un De Sceaux looked a little flat when second in the Ryanair Chase
and was arguably a lucky winner when landing the spoils in the Grade Crag, 8-1 Voi, 12-1 Giveaway Glance, 14-1 Swilly Sunset, 16-1 Shamrokh.
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YARMOUTH
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disappointing that Min couldn’t confirm Cheltenham form with
Politologue at Aintree 11 days ago. The latter should be seen to better
effect back over two miles and he is 2-2 at this course, but he has had
a busy season and this could go the way of DOUVAN. The choice of
Paul Townend, the eight-year-old was travelling and jumping well
before falling in the Queen Mother last month and has reportedly
been working well at Closutton. He looks worth siding with here before
potentially going up in distance next season.
don’s good ones have to go in, it’s
going to be an exciting week,” said
Mullins. “Everything that can raise a
gallop will be there. If we had a race
for the stable cat, he’d be there, too!”
Elliott has similar sentiments after
what he admits was a “heartbreaking” final day 12 months ago.
“Anything that can breathe will
be there this week,” he countered,
adding that if he could swap “every
single one” of his 200 plus winners
this season, including both the Irish
and Aintree Grand Nationals, to be
champion trainer, he would, which
isn’t entirely logical, but we know
what he means.
“It will be a long, nervous week
and it’s good for the public, but at the
end of it I’m sure Willie will be able to
shake my hand and if he wins it, I’ll be
the first to shake his.”
FORM VERDICT
MORDIN is 2-2 to date, with both starts coming on the all-weather over
a mile, and is expected to build on his recent victory at Kempton to
take a forward step now upped in trip and sent handicapping. Crimson
Rosette ended last season on a high, backing up her maiden victory
at Windsor (1m) in October when striking over this trip at Lingfield in
November. Off 2lb higher here, a big run is anticipated on his return.
Recent Wolverhampton third Voi is no forlorn hope for a place.
LUDLOW
GOING:GOOD
WYE VALLEY BREWERY ‘CONFINED’ HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 3) £14,000 added 2m
1 2542U4 POKER SCHOOL (D) I Williams 8 12 5....Edward Austin (10)
2
-22344 UT MAJEUR AULMES (D) V Dartnall 10 11 12 .....R Johnson T
3
-555P2 LITTLE JON (D) N Twiston-Davies 10 11 10....S Twiston-Davies C
4
4-2557 VALSEUR DU GRANVAL (D) T R George 9 11 9....P Brennan T
5
-27952 TODAY PLEASE (D) Henry Oliver 8 11 2........................D Crosse
6 24P636 WALDEN PRINCE (D) Mrs S Leech 11 10 1.Sean Houlihan (5) C,T
- 6 declared BETTING: 9-4 Poker School, 11-4 Little Jon, 7-2 Today Please, 4-1 Ut
Majeur Aulmes, 10-1 Valseur Du Granval, 25-1 Walden Prince.
H R SMITH GROUP LTD HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 3)
£20,000 added 3m
1
F3-104 BEGGARS CROSS (D) Jonjo O’Neill 8 11 12.. W Hutchinson C,T
2
16-6UP MOSS ON THE MILL (C)(D) T R George 10 11 12....P Brennan C
3
3-1624 MUCKLE ROE (D) N Twiston-Davies 9 11 12.....S Twiston-Davies
4
1-8554 ACCORDING TO HARRY (CD) Nicky Martin 9 11 9 .....................
................................................................................................................Sean Houlihan (5)
5 UPP7P2 GOODTOKNOW (D) Kerry Lee 10 11 9 ....................R Johnson B
6
/90-5P RAVISHED (D) C Longsdon 10 11 9...............................B Hughes T
7 P841B2 HEY BILL (C)(D) G McPherson 8 11 8.................. Kielan Woods
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-12118 THE HAPPY CHAPPY (C)(D) Mrs S Humphrey 7 11 8 .............
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63-356 RISE OF AN EMPIRE H Fry 8 11 6...........................N P Madden T
10 P211P- VICTOR LEUDORUM S Flook 11 11 5 ..................J M Davies C,T
11 4/3334 VIVACCIO (C) Miss V Williams 9 11 0 ........................A Coleman
- 11 declared BETTING: 4-1 Goodtoknow, 5-1 Rise Of An Empire, 11-2 Hey Bill, 6-1
The Happy Chappy, 8-1 Muckle Roe, 10-1 Ravished, Vivaccio, 12-1 others.
2.35
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HEY BILL kept on well at the finish when second over 2m4f at
Huntingdon in March and may be able to step up on that effort, despite
a 1lb rise in the ratings, now tackling this longer trip. Goodtoknow
bounced back to form when runner-up at Wetherby and could feasibly
play a supporting role, though a bigger danger may turn out to be
According To Harry, who is back on the same mark he won this contest
off 12 months ago.
3.35
APRIL HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 3) £13,000 added 3m
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0-P550 SKIPTHECUDDLES G McPherson 7 11 12 ..... Kielan Woods C
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10425F SOURIYAN P Bowen 7 11 11............................................J Bowen (3) B
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315-28 CALL TO ORDER (D)(BF) Jonjo O’Neill 8 11 10 .... A Coleman C
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2-4333 THE DEVILS DROP (BF) A King 5 11 7...............W Hutchinson
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443105 MUTHABIR (D) R Phillips 8 11 4....................................D Hiskett (5)
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-46252 LORD TOPPER J Snowden 5 11 1................. S Twiston-Davies
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- 11 declared BETTING: 4-1 The Devils Drop, 6-1 Lord Topper, 7-1 Call To Order, 8-1
Souriyan, Theatrebar, Will O’The West, 10-1 others.
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SPORT
CRICKET
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Root: 100 balls could help
secure the future of Tests
Exclusive
By Danny Hall
Joe Root, England’s Test captain,
believes the England and Wales
Cricket Board’s new 100-ball format
proposals will be good for the sport
and could help safeguard the future
of five-day cricket.
The ECB unveiled the plans to a
mixed reaction last week and wants
to implement 100-ball cricket into
its new eight-team, city-based tournament, which will start in 2020 and
feature team from Southampton,
Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham.
Each side will bowl 15 traditional
six-ball overs and one 10-ball over,
making innings 20 balls shorter
than in Twenty20 games.
Joe Root hopes new fans can be
England director of cricket attracted to Test-match cricket
Andrew Strauss says the change in
format is aimed primarily at kids and
Root, speaking at the launch of his
mums during the school holidays in coaching academy at his first club
the summer, and Root told
Sheffield Collegiate, added:
i: “It’s going to appeal to a
“There will be people that
completely new audience,
compare
it to Twenty20
It is
and I think that’s great. something to and worry it might take
The more people and kids gather a new
away interest from Test
we can get into sport, the
cricket, but it’s important
audience and to remember it will bring
better.
“We’ve got to be very gain interest. new people to the game.
careful we don’t measure it We’ve also got
“It might be someone
against the other formats... to make sure who didn’t know much
it’s something to gather a other formats about the game before
new audience and gain in- don’t suffer
and then goes on to watch
terest, not a threat to other
a Test match and get imformats. As players, workmersed in that. That’s the
ing with the ICC, we’ve got to make way I’d like to look at it. But, as I say,
sure the other formats don’t suffer the most important thing is that we
but it has a place in the game and, find ways to look after the longer
hopefully, we’ll see that over time.”
versions of the game, whether that’s
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Archer leads
the way in
debut victory
By Derren Howard
Jofra Archer starred in his Indian
Premier League debut as the Rajasthan Royals triumphed against
the Mumbai Indians.
Archer (below) was named
man-of-the-match for his performance with the ball
as he claimed three
for 22 from four
overs as the Sunrisers won by
three wickets.
Rajasthan
restricted
Mumbai to 167
for seven after
2 0 ove rs , w i t h
Archer’s three wickets all arriving in the 19th
over. Archer scored eight in the
reply but Krishnappa Gowtham
blasted 33 from 11 balls and hit the
winning runs with a six with two
balls to spare.
Sanju Samson top-scored with
52 and England’s Ben Stokes fired
40 from 27 balls.
T20 – although it’s hard to see that
as a ‘longer format’ – one-day internationals or Test cricket.”
In the short term, at least, Root’s
attention will turn back towards
the game after what he calls a “brilliant” period of time at home in
Sheffield with his fiancée Carrie and
baby son Alfie, who was less than a
month old when his dad was named
England captain.
After a gruelling winter schedule
in Australia and New Zealand, Root
was excused from Yorkshire’s first
two games of the County Championship season although he will return
to the White Rose side to face Essex
and Surrey next month, ahead of a
seven-Test summer against Pakistan and India on home soil.
“Especially over the Ashes series,
a number of things were thrown at
the team and at me as captain, and I
have to say I’m quite proud with the
way we dealt with it,” Root added.
“As a side, we didn’t perform as
well as we’d have liked, but it would
have been very easy for us to go
under as a team. Instead, we’re in a
good position and we can really start
putting our stamp on Test cricket,
beginning... this summer.
“It was a tough winter, there
were some difficult days, but you
dust yourself off and go again. The
attitude from the whole squad was
very commendable, exactly what
you need when the chips are down,
which is why there’ll be some really
good cricket this summer.
“This is now our chance to turn
our recent form around and start
winning again.”
Yorkshire seal
big victory as
Coad finishes
with 10 wickets
By Gareth Cox
Yorkshire quickly put the
finishing touches to a County
Championship Division One win
over Nottinghamshire at Headingley,
claiming the last two wickets within
the first hour of play on day four.
Their fast-progressing seamer
Ben Coad finished with six wickets
in the second innings and 10 in the
match as Notts forlornly pursued a
target of 403, losing by 164 runs.
The 24-year-old’s figures were six
Cricket Scoreboards
SPECSAVERS COUNTY
CHAMPIONSHIP - DIVISION ONE
SURREY V HAMPSHIRE
THE KIA OVAL (Day 4 of 4): Surrey (20pts) beat Hampshire (3pts) by 139 runs
Surrey won toss
SURREY — First Innings 211 (Dawson 4-30, Edwards
4-38)
HAMPSHIRE — First Innings 147 (Amla 55, Clarke 4-39,
Curran 4-39)
SURREY — Second Innings 407-9 dec. (Pope 145, Foakes
81, Borthwick 74)
HAMPSHIRE — Second Innings 116-4
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
129 0 19 254 346
S A Northeast c Foakes b Dunn
29 0 4 68 107
R R Rossouw lbw b Virdi
3 0 0 13 18
L A Dawson b Dernbach
29
1 5 36 33
K J Abbott c Burns b Virdi
26 0 4 66 55
C P Wood lbw b Curran
10 0 2 49 90
B Wheal lbw b Dernbach
5 0
1 25 42
F H Edwards not out
Extras (b12 lb6 nb4)
22
Total(115.3 overs)
332
Fall: 1-29, 2-29, 3-83, 4-84, 5-150, 6-163, 7-206, 8-245, 9-313.
Bowling: J W Dernbach 27-6-86-2, S M Curran 16-5-44-1, A
Virdi 33-7-79-4, R Clarke 21-7-46-1, M P Dunn 11.3-3-41-2,
S G Borthwick 7-1-18-0.
Umpires: R K Illingworth and D J Millns.
YORKSHIRE V NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
EMERALD HEADINGLEY (Day 4 of 4): Yorkshire (21pts)
beat Nottinghamshire (3pts) by 164 runs
Nottinghamshire elected to bowl
YORKSHIRE — First Innings 256 (Hodd 62, Fletcher 4-47)
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE — First Innings 188 (Taylor 57,
Coad 4-49)
YORKSHIRE — Second Innings 334 (Ballance 82, Bresnan
68no)
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE — Second Innings 181-8 (Coad 4-55)
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
†T J Moores not out
40 0 8 69 92
J T Ball b Coad
30 0 4 50 57
H F Gurney c Lyth b Coad
0 0 0 2 3
Extras (b1 lb10 w1)
12
Total(58.4 overs)
238
Fall: 1-21, 2-59, 3-81, 4-101, 5-135, 6-143, 7-151, 8-172, 9-238.
Bowling: J A Brooks 18-2-77-2, B O Coad 19.4-6-81-6, J Shaw
10-0-46-1, T T Bresnan 8-2-19-1, A Lyth 3-2-4-0.
Umpires: N G B Cook and M A Gough.
Yorkshire
Essex
Hampshire
Nottinghamshire
Somerset
Surrey
Worcestershire
Lancashire
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DIVISION TWO
DERBYSHIRE V MIDDLESEX
DERBY (Day 4 of 4): Derbyshire (21pts) beat Middlesex
(3pts) by 101 runs
Middlesex elected to bowl
DERBYSHIRE — First Innings 265 (Viljoen 60no, Harris
4-68)
MIDDLESEX — First Innings 157 (Olivier 4-26)
DERBYSHIRE — Second Innings 333-3 dec. (Reece 157no,
Slater 99, Madsen 52)
MIDDLESEX — Second Innings 86-3
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
M D E Holden c Wilson b Viljoen
37 0 5 90 138
18 0 3 29 37
O P Rayner c Madsen b Olivier
P R Stirling c & b Reece
42 0
7 74 91
†J A Simpson lbw b Madsen
24 0 4 70 105
64 0 8 188 212
J A R Harris not out
T S Roland-Jones c Slater b Critchley 46
1 8 51 44
52
1
7 87 125
T G Helm lbw b Critchley
T J Murtagh b Olivier
5 0
1 14 24
Extras (lb6 w1 nb10)
17
Total(111.3 overs)
340
Fall: 1-28, 2-36, 3-69, 4-95, 5-95, 6-160, 7-166, 8-223, 9-329.
Bowling: R Rampaul 22-5-64-0, G C Viljoen 21-5-62-2, D
Olivier 23.3-2-82-4, A P Palladino 9-4-27-0, W L Madsen
13-7-26-1, L M Reece 7-1-22-1, M J J Critchley 16-2-51-2.
Umpires: M J Saggers and I D Blackwell.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE V GLAMORGAN
BRISTOL (Day 4 of 4): Glamorgan (22pts) beat Gloucestershire (2pts) by 6 wickets
Glamorgan elected to bowl
GLOUCESTERSHIRE — First Innings 236 (de Lange 5-62)
GLAMORGAN — First Innings 526-9 dec. (Lloyd 119,
Marsh 111, de Lange 50no)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE — Second Innings 133-5
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
J R Bracey not out
120 0 16 328 448
R F Higgins lbw b Hogan
61 0 8 76 110
12 0 2 22 35
K Noema-Barnett b Carey
50 0 8 78 93
D J Worrall b Carey
48 0 8 78 93
M D Taylor c Cooke b Salter
1 0 0 13 25
L C Norwell c Cooke b Hogan
Extras (b5 lb6 w1 nb12)
24
Total(118 overs)
372
Fall: 1-14, 2-18, 3-28, 4-74, 5-84, 6-184, 7-205, 8-285, 9-362.
Bowling: M de Lange 31-4-98-3, L J Carey 28-4-105-4, M G
Hogan 27-7-74-2, A G Salter 23-3-62-1, D L Lloyd 9-2-22-0.
GLAMORGAN — Second Innings
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
N J Selman c Bracey b M D Taylor
36 0 4 39 64
J R Murphy c Roderick b M D Taylor 18 0 2 19 38
0 0 0 2
7
S E Marsh c Roderick b Worrall
2 0 0 11 17
K S Carlson c Dent b M D Taylor
A H T Donald not out
10
1
1 3 10
D L Lloyd not out
8 0
1 5 8
Extras (b1 lb5 w1 nb4)
11
Total(for 4, 12.5 overs)
85
Fall: 1-51, 2-56, 3-67, 4-67.
DidNotBat: †C B Cooke, A G Salter, M de Lange, *M G Hogan,
L J Carey.
Bowling: D J Worrall 6.5-0-54-1, M D Taylor 6-0-25-3.
Umpires: J H Evans and P R Pollard.
LEICESTERSHIRE V SUSSEX
GRACE ROAD (Day 4 of 4): Leicestershire (10pts) drew
with Sussex (9pts)
Sussex won toss
SUSSEX — First Innings 438-8 dec. (Burgess 101no,
Wright 88, Sharma 66, Brown 64)
LEICESTERSHIRE — First Innings 422-9 dec. (Ackermann
186, Cosgrove 64, Wells 4-81)
SUSSEX — Second Innings 11-0
Second Innings Contd
Runs 6s 4s Bls Min
102 2 10 241 315
L W P Wells not out
17 0 2 41 55
P D Salt b Abbas
24 0 4 40 56
S van Zyl lbw b Griffiths
H Z Finch lbw b Raine
22 0 2 44 54
L J Wright b Javid
29 0 4 78 94
*†B C Brown not out
25 0 3 56 57
Extras (b8 lb10 nb4)
22
Total(for 4 dec, 83 overs)
241
Fall: 1-27, 2-63, 3-119, 4-179.
Did Not Bat: M G K Burgess, O E Robinson, D Wiese, I
Sharma, W A T Beer.
Bowling: Mohammad Abbas 17-8-37-1, B A Raine 18-6-421, C F Parkinson 26-5-73-0, G T Griffiths 10-1-41-1, Ateeq
Javid 12-3-30-1.
Umpires: A G Wharf and P K Baldwin.
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2
Middlesex
2
Glamorgan
1
Kent
2
Derbyshire
1
Gloucestershire 2
Sussex
2
Leicestershire
1
Northamptonshire 2
Durham
1
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Bat Bowl Ded Pts
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0 32
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0 23
3
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0 22
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0 22
2
3
0 21
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0 21
7
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3
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INDIAN PREMIER LGE
Delhi: Kings XI Punjab 143-8 (20 overs, Plunkett 3-17);
Delhi Daredevils 139-8 (20 overs, Iyer 57). Kings XI
Punjab win by 4 runs.
FORTHCOMING FIXTURES
TODAY
IPL: Mumbai: Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
(3.30pm).
WEDNESDAY
IPL: Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai
Super Kings (3.30pm).
THURSDAY
IPL: Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
(3.30pm).
FRIDAY (11am start unless stated)
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP (First day of
four) - DIVISION ONE: Hampshire v Essex (The Ageas
Bowl), Lancashire v Surrey (Emirates Old Trafford),
Somerset v Yorkshire (Taunton), Worcestershire v
Nottinghamshire (New Road).
DIVISION TWO: Leicestershire v Derbyshire
(Grace Road), Middlesex v Glamorgan (Lord’s),
Northamptonshire v Durham (Northampton), Sussex v
Gloucestershire (Hove).
IPL: Delhi: Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
(3.3opm).
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-38
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
47-55
WOMEN’S CRICKET
Harry Gurney caught at slip. Moores
finished unbeaten on 40 as Notts
were bowled out for 238.
An impressive century by Sam
Northeast at The Oval could not
prevent Hampshire losing by 139
runs against Surrey, as teenage
spinner Amar Virdi took four for 79.
It took Surrey until 4.46pm to
wrap things up, with Hampshire
finally bowled out for 332, as
Northeast led Hampshire’s
resistance with an assured 129.
Derbyshire ended their long wait
for a home victory in the County
Championship when they overcame
a determined Middlesex rearguard
to win by 101 runs at Derby.
A run of 23 home championship
matches without a win stretching
back 1,306 days, to September 2014,
was finally broken when Duanne
Olivier bowled Tim Murtagh to end
spirited resistance by Middlesex.
The visitors took the Division Two
match deep into the last session
thanks to a ninth-wicket stand of
106 between James Harris, who was
unbeaten on 64, and Tom Helm.
Opener Luke Wells scored
an unbeaten century as Sussex
comfortably batted out for a draw in
their match against Leicestershire at
the County Ground.
After taking 70 minutes to add
to his overnight score of seven
during the morning session, Wells
batted rather more fluently in the
afternoon, the highlight of his innings
a huge straight six off the bowling of
spinner Callum Parkinson.
Glamorgan got their campaign off
to a winning start as they defeated
Gloucestershire by six wickets at
Bristol. A marathon unbeaten 120
from James Bracey helped the home
side reach 372 all out in their second
innings but, despite losing four
quick wickets as light deteriorated,
Glamorgan managed to pick off the
required 83 runs for victory.
Liam Dawson of
Hampshire is bowled
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for 81 in the innings and 10 for 130
in the match. Tom Moores and Jake
Ball had forced a final day before
playing nicely during the opening
hour of yesterday to post a ninthwicket stand of 66 inside 16 overs.
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eye-catching strokes, particularly
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By Richard Edwards
Records will tumble at Lords today,
regardless of what happens on the
pitch. It was 1877 when Middlesex
made the ground their home but,
until today, only the men’s county
side has played there.
This afternoon, though, that will all
change when as the Middlesex Women’s side run out on the hallowed turf
to take on an MCC side captained
by former England skipper,
Charlotte Edwards.
It’s another breakthrough for the women’s
game, following on from
the success of the England side at last year’s
World Cup, the appearance of Anya Shrubsole on
the front of this year’s Wisden Cricket Almanack and the
presence of three women in their five
Cricketers of the Year.
It’s quite some list of recent
achievements but the organisers are
hoping that the Twenty20 clash will
help create more fresh history before the day, designated as the MCC
Women’s Day, is out.
At present, the highest crowd for
a domestic women’s fixture stands
at 3,413 but, with over 5,000 people
expected at Lords today – many of
them children from local schools
and others having benefited from
tickets handed out by the Middlesex
women’s sponsor, Chestertons – that
record could go too. The sight of the
Middlesex and the MCC taking to
the field at Lords, will feel like another enormous step-forward. “It’s
every kid’s dream to play at Lords,”
says Georgia Elwiss, a former MCC
Young Cricketers and a member of
Edwards’ MCC side today.
“Just to be able to train there dayin, day-out was incredible but to
go out onto the pitch is something
else entirely. Just the whole experience, the pavillion, the slope, you
look around and you say to yourself: ‘I can’t believe this is
happening.’”
“The change I’ve seen
since the start of the professional era has just been
off the scale,” added Elwiss (left). “We’ve got people like Jenny Gunn in our
squad, who will tell us just
how lucky we are to be playing today. When she started, the
women would have to pay for their kit.
“Women’s cricket now is just
amazing. You get young schoolkids
who are watching international
cricket and thinking that this is a viable career path. That’s one of the
most pleasing things for us – the fact
that we can be real role models now
and inspire kids to play. The women’s
game has come so far but it still has a
long way to go.”
Chestertons is giving away 1,000
tickets to celebrate its new sponsorship of women’s cricket at Middlesex
Cricket. The 1,000 tickets will be given
to the first people to visit: http://bit.ly/
chestertons-womens-cricket
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Everton (0)...................................1
Walcott 51
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Man City
34
Man Utd
34
Liverpool
35
Tottenham Hotspur 34
Chelsea
34
Arsenal
34
Burnley
35
Everton
35
Leicester
34
Newcastle
34
AFC Bournemouth
35
Watford
35
Brighton
34
Crystal Palace
35
West Ham
34
Huddersfield
34
Swansea
34
Southampton
34
Stoke
35
West Brom
35
49
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forward with historic
first game at Lord’s
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Att 39,061
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29 3 2 98 25 90
23 5 6 65 26 74
20 11 4 80 37 71
20 8 6 66 31 68
19 6 9 59 34 63
17 6 11 66 46 57
14 11 10 35 32 53
12 9 14 40 54 45
11 11 12 49 47 44
11 8 15 35 43 41
9 11 15 41 58 38
10 8 17 42 60 38
8 12 14 32 47 36
8 11 16 36 54 35
8 11 15 42 63 35
9 8 17 27 54 35
8 9 17 27 51 33
5 14 15 33 53 29
6 11 18 32 65 29
4 13 18 29 54 25
RACING RESULTS
HEXHAM Going: Soft
1.50 (2m48yds nov hdle): CRIXUS’S ESCAPE (B
Hughes 2-1) 1; Whoshotwho (11-10F) 2; Indian
Harbour (66-1) 3. 9 ran. nk, 41/2l. (G Boanas).
2.20 (1m7f133yds h’cap ch): MISS MACKIE (D Irving
15-2) 1; Sky Full Of Stars (7-2JF) 2; Notonebuttwo
(11-1) 3. Cooper’s Friend 7-2JF. 9 ran. 21/4l, 3l. (R M
Smith). NRs: Kilcullen Lady, Suprise Vendor.
2.50 (2m4f28yds nov hdle): PINEAPPLE RUSH (R
Johnson 10-11F) 1; Champagne To Go (33-1) 2;
Ardean Lass (2-1) 3. 7 ran. 6l, 6l. (P Hobbs).
3.20 (2m4f28yds h’cap hdle): RANDY PIKE (Mr W Easterby
7-2) 1; Only Orsenfoolsies (20-1) 2; Ryedale Racer (15-2) 3.
Don Lami 5-2F. 11 ran. 31/4l, 10l. (T Easterby).
3.50 (3m41yds h’cap ch): CHICAGO OUTFIT (J
Bewley 40-1) 1; Gibbstown (14-1) 2; Orioninverness
(13-2) 3. Purple Harry 7-2F. 14 ran. 41/2l, 9l. (L Kerr).
4.20 (2m48yds nh flat): MELEKHOV (R Johnson
5-2JF) 1; Penny Blak (8-1) 2; Lough Legend (20-1) 3.
Urca De Lima 5-2JF. 9 ran. 11/2l, 7l. (P Hobbs).
4.55 (3m41yds ch): MENDIP EXPRESS (Mr D
Maxwell evs F) 1; Shantou Magic (13-8) 2; Kings
Lodge (9-2) 3. 4 ran. 64l, 31l. (P Hobbs).
Placepot: £76.30. Quadpot: £35.30.
NEWTON ABBOT Going: Soft
1.30 (2m2f110yds h’cap nov hdle): GOLDSLINGER
(Jamie Moore 9-4F) 1; Iniesta (5-1) 2; Geni Johnson
(50-1) 3. 12 ran. 6l, 8l. (G L Moore).
2.00 (2m5f122yds nov hdle): WITH DISCRETION
(N De Boinville 11-4) 1; Sensulano (5-4F) 2; Dinos
Benefit (11-4) 3. 11 ran. 11l, 23l. (N Henderson).
2.30 (2m4f216yds h’cap ch): SOME BUCKLE (N Fehily
5-1) 1; Dream Bolt (8-1) 2; Vibrato Valtat (10-3JF) 3.
Marracudja 10-3JF. 6 ran. 9l, 5l. (T R George).
3.00 (2m167yds nov hdle): HIGGS (D Bass 7-2) 1; Sao (6-5F)
2; General Allenby (16-1) 3. 9 ran. 33/4l, 27l. (S-J Davies).
3.30 (2m4f216yds h’cap ch): FOR CARMEL (P
Brennan 7-2F) 1; General Girling (5-1) 2; Monet
Moor (22-1) 3. 10 ran. 8l, 19l. (P Henderson).
4.00 (2m5f122yds h’cap hdle): KALMBEFORETHESTORM
(Paul O’Brien 14-1) 1; Quiz Master (5-1) 2; Bold Image
(10-1) 3. Dessinateur 9-2F. 14 ran. nk, 3l. (Mrs H Nelmes).
4.30 (3m1f170yds ch): STRUMBLE HEAD (Mr P
Bryan 9-1) 1; O Maonlai (3-1) 2; Virak (2-5F) 3. 5 ran.
31/4l, 15l. (M Bowen).
Placepot: £146.30. Quadpot: £87.50.
PONTEFRACT Going: Good to soft
2.10 (5f3yds nov): CAREY STREET (J Hart 10-3F) 1;
Bengali Spirit (7-2) 2; Five Amarones (7-2) 3. 11 ran.
1l, 11/2l. (J J Quinn).
2.40 (1m6yds h’cap): GULF OF POETS (Nathan Evans
6-1) 1; Society Red (4-1F) 2; Dawaaleeb (9-2) 3. 15
ran. 21/2l, 1l. (M W Easterby).
3.10 (5f3yds h’cap): FOOLAAD (K O’Neill 16-1) 1; El
Astronaute (20-1) 2; Orion’s Bow (15-2) 3. Atletico
4-1F. 14 ran. hd, 3/4l. (S Bowring).
3.40 (2m5f139yds h’cap): WEMYSS POINT (P Aspell
6-1) 1; Becky The Thatcher (5-1) 2; Bodacious Name
(5-1) 3. Uptown Funk 9-2F. 11 ran. hd, 2l. (P Kirby).
4.10 (6f nov): THREE SAINTS BAY (D Nolan 9-4JF)
1; Bella Ferrari (15-2) 2; Our Oystercatcher (8-1) 3.
Super D J 9-4JF. 9 ran. 11/4l, 23/4l. (D O’Meara).
4.40 (6f nov): ALHAWDAJ (D O’Neill 5-1) 1; Lucky
Lucky Man (7-2) 2; Ingenuity (9-4F) 3. 9 ran. 31/4l,
11/4l. (M Johnston).
5.15 (5f3yds h’cap): B FIFTY TWO (H Shaw 7-2) 1;
Dragstone Rock (6-1) 2; Amazing Grazing (10-1)
3. Crosse Fire 11-4F. 9 ran. 3/4l, 3/4l. (Mrs M Fife).
5.45 (1m6yds h’cap): JO’S GIRL (P J McDonald 8-1) 1;
Dalawyna (25-1) 2; Admiral Rooke (33-1) 3. Starboy
9-2F. 15 ran. 1/2l, 2l. (M Hammond).
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £15,859.98 carried over.
Placepot: £188.30. Quadpot: £61.40.
SEDGEFIELD Going: Good-good to soft in places
5.10 (2m178yds h’cap hdle): ROCKLIFFE (F O’Toole
8-1) 1; Fort Jefferson (5-1) 2; Hes Our Robin (28-1) 3.
Derrynane 4-1F. 14 ran. 11/2l, 13/4l. (M Hammond).
5.40 (2m3f65yds h’cap ch): JUSTFORJAMES (Miss
Becky Smith 13-8F) 1; Just Minded (9-2) 2; Rear
Admiral (11-2) 3. 7 ran. 21/4l, nk. (M Hammond).
6.10 (2m3f188yds mdn hdle): HURRICANE DYLAN
(A Coleman 4-5F) 1; Stay In Touch (5-1) 2; Colby
(14-1) 3. 10 ran. 5l, 33/4l. (Kevin Frost).
6.40 (2m77yds h’cap ch): OAK VINTAGE (Ross
Chapman 7-4F) 1; Chain Of Beacons (9-2) 2; Midnight
Walk (9-2) 3. 6 ran. 6l, 3/4l. (Mrs A Hamilton).
7.10 (2m5f34yds h’cap hdle): EVER SO MUCH (R
McLernon 7-1) 1; Rock Of Leon (20-1) 2; Newstart
(4-1) 3. Local Show 10-3F. 12 ran. nk, 33/4l. (B Haslam).
7.40 (2m3f65yds nov ch): MANTOU (Mr Ed
Glassonbury 16-1) 1; Shantou Prince (7-2) 2;
Diplomate Sivola (11-10F) 3. 11 ran. 8l, 33/4l. (S
Allwood).
8.10 (2m178yds nh flat): IT’S O KAY (R Johnson
8-11F) 1; Dollys Destination (9-4) 2; Whiteoak Fleur
(6-1) 3. 8 ran. nk, 3/4l. (Olly Murphy).
Placepot: £42.70. Quadpot: £5.40.
WINDSOR Going: Good
4.50 (6f12yds h’cap): AIR OF YORK (W Cox 16-1) 1; Porto
Ferro (12-1) 2; Incentive (15-2) 3; Mooroverthebridge
(50-1) 4. Ubla 5-1F. 16 ran. nk, 11/4l, 1/2l. (J Flint).
5.20 (5f21yds nov): GYPSY SPIRIT (Josephine
Gordon 14-1) 1; Mayfair Madame (12-1) 2; Karalini
(11-10F) 3. 9 ran. nk, 1l. (Tom Clover).
5.50 (5f21yds h’cap): REBECCA ROCKS (H Bentley
5-2F) 1; Bellevarde (9-2) 2; Leo Minor (8-1) 3. 8 ran.
33/4l, 1/2l. (H Candy).
6.20 (1m2f h’cap): STREAM SONG (R Havlin evs F)
1; Double Reflection (20-1) 2; Time Change (9-2) 3. 8
ran. nk, 31/4l. (J Gosden).
6.50 (1m2f nov): ROCK EAGLE (L Steward 10-1) 1;
Fajjaj (15-8F) 2; Loyal Promise (3-1) 3. 14 ran. 11/2l,
3
/4l. (R Beckett).
7.20 (1m3f99yds h’cap): THE DETAINEE (A Kirby
13-2JF) 1; Amuletum (10-1) 2; Pretty Jewel (13-2JF) 3;
Betsalottie (16-1) 4. 16 ran. nk, 11/2l, hd. (N Mulholland).
7.50 (1m31yds h’cap): BOMBSHELL BAY (S Levey
5-1F) 1; He’s Our Star (8-1) 2; Hateya (8-1) 3. 14 ran.
hd, 1/2l. (R Hannon).
Placepot: £60.30. Quadpot: £3.70.
TODAY’S FIXTURES (7.45pm unless stated)
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Tony Bellew believes Canelo’s
six-month ban was too lenient
Bellew fears
doping will
cause fatality
in the ring
By Declan Taylor
Tony Bellew believes boxing will
only address its drug problem
when somebody is killed at the
hands of a cheat. Bellew’s claim
comes after the Mexican middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
received a ban of six months after
testing positive for clenbuterol.
Canelo claimed accidental
consumption of contaminated meat was to blame for the
elevated levels of the substance
but the excuse did not save his
scheduled 5 May fight with Gennady Golovkin. On the same night,
another anticipated rematch will
take place when Bellew takes on
David Haye at the O2 Arena 14
months after their first clash,
when the Londoner was stopped
in the 11th round.
“It’s not a deterrent,” Bellew
said when asked about Canelo’s
six-month ban. “I need these organisations Wada, Vada, Ukad or
whatever they are called to release
all the details. They need to come
out and say: ‘You have ingested
or injected x amount of this into
your system and it cannot be done
through contaminated meat.’
“I don’t know if these bodies
are scared of legal repercussions
but, if they are, then don’t bother
doing the tests in the first place.
Don’t come out and say someone
has failed a drugs test and then
not say the amount. I cannot say
Canelo is a drug cheat until the
doping organisation says so, we
need clarification.
“If Canelo has genuinely taken
drugs, then ban him but it genuinely won’t change until, and I am
sorry to say it, but until somebody
dies at the hands of someone on
steroids. Because then it is premeditated murder. When that
happens you will see the sport
change but until that defining moment, you will not see it. When
someone dies they will start banning people for life.”
Bellew fears the drug problem
is far worse than imagined. “You’d
be amazed by how many are on it,”
he added. THE INDEPENDENT
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RUGBY UNION
Concussion concern
puts Hartley out of
South Africa tour
South Africa,” Hartley said. “It has
been recommended by specialists
Dylan Hartley will miss England’s that I take a break this summer
summer tour to South Africa due and, while I find that decision hard
to the concussion that is forcing to accept, it’s important I listen to
him to take an extended break that advice. I intend to use this time
from the game. The Northampton to recover fully from my injury, so I
captain has been unavailable since can be ready to hit the ground runsustaining the injury in
ning when pre-season
the final match of the Six
training starts later this
W
hile
I
find
Nations against Ireland at
summer.”
Twickenham on 17 March, the decision
Two years ago, Hartley
missing three rounds of the to take a break was ruled out for a total of
Aviva Premiership.
14 weeks because of two
during this
Concerns were raised summer hard separate concussions, the
over his absence in light of to accept, it’s
last in the Grand Slamthe concussion record that
clinching victory over
important
I
prompted an admission in
France in which he was
listen
to
2016 that another signifiknocked out. The 32-yearthat
advice
cant blow would force him
old hooker later conceded
to reconsider his future in
that he had no memory
the game, and he has been
of the trophy presentation
stood down until pre-season for the held on the pitch.
2018-19 campaign.
He has been ever-present as cap“I’m very disappointed that I tain under Eddie Jones but the Auswill not be available for selection tralian must now turn elsewhere
for Saints’ remaining Premiership for the three-Test series against the
games, as well England’s tour to Springboks that takes place in June.
Owen Farrell is the front-runner
as the Saracens playmaker was
placed in charge when Hartley
missed the March showdown with
France because of a tight calf.
However, Jones had indicated he
might look to rest some of his British and Irish Lions with next year’s
World Cup in mind, and Farrell’s
workload this season would make
him an obvious candidate. Maro
Itoje is another possibility but he
falls into the same Lions category
as Farrell, thinning the options to
George Ford and Chris Robshaw.
The growing number of absentees from South Africa, however,
may force Jones to abandon his plan
to give some of the players involved
Dylan Hartley has been out of action against New Zealand 12 months earsince the middle of March
lier the summer off.
FOOTBALL
By Duncan Bech
EVERTON
Walcott 51
ATHLETICS
Farah and Salazar alliance
dismissed as ‘total rubbish’
By Hugo Lowell
Mo Farah’s agent has dismissed
speculation that the four-time
Olympic gold medallist
is still working with
Alberto Salazar.
Farah’s relationship
with the Nike
Oregon Project
trainer has come
under scrutiny since
the BBC alleged in
2015 the Cuban-born
coach had violated
anti-doping rules. Farah
and Salazar have always denied
breaking any rules.
Farah (above) officially severed
all professional ties with Salazar
Walcott’s winner
unlikely to beef
up Allardyce’s
popularity rating
last October when he started
working with Paula Radcliffe’s
husband and coach Gary Lough,
having retired from the track in
favour of the marathon.
Rumours continue to
circulate that Farah may
be receiving help from
Salazar but Farah’s
agent Ricky Simms,
speaking at Sunday’s
London Marathon,
said. “I can 100 per
cent assure you that
Gary is his coach. There’s
no other influence. Maybe
Alberto sent a good luck message
before the race but they haven’t
communicated. The conspiracy
theories are complete rubbish.”
NEWCASTLE UNITED
1
0
By Mike Whalley
AT GOODISON PARK
It was hardly a night to strengthen
Sam Allardyce’s claim that he is
worth 11 out of 10, but Everton did get
the job done thanks to one of his January signings. Theo Walcott showed
composure to score a winner early in
the second half as Allardyce enjoyed
victory at the expense of his old nemesis Rafa Benitez.
But this was not a tidy Everton victory against one of their manager’s
former clubs, and even though it ended
Newcastle’s four-match winning run,
it is unlikely to have done anything to
mollify supporters who have no time
for Allardyce’s functional style.
It has been a testing week for Everton’s manager, after it emerged that
the club had sent out a survey inviting club members and season-ticket
holders to rate his performance on a
scale of zero to 10. He tried to laugh
that off by claiming he would give
himself 11, but the response from the
stands last night was caustic. One
banner read: “Our survey says… Get
out of our club.”
If Allardyce goes this summer, at
least he will leave the legacy of Walcott, signed from Arsenal for £25million in January. The winger can be
maddeningly inconsistent, but he
does have the spark to change tight
games. It was just what Everton
needed to spoil Benitez’s 100th match
as Newcastle manager.
The two managers have a history of
enmity, ever since Allardyce claimed
in his autobiography that Benitez
deserved no credit for Liverpool’s
2005 Champions League win. Experience has mellowed that antagonism.
Last night, Newcastle fans’ chants
calling for owner Mike Ashley to go
were mixed with taunts about Sunderland’s relegation to League One,
and barracking of Everton’s former
Black Cats goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Pickford had did not always convince during a dreadful first half. He
Everton
Pickford
Coleman Jagielka
Keane
Gueye Schneiderlin
Walcott
Rooney
Tosun
Bolassie
Perez
Slimani
Kenedy
Baines
Diamé
Dummett Lejeune
Shelvey
Ritchie
Lascelles
Yedlin
Dubravka
Newcastle United
Subs: Everton Davies (Schneiderlin, 52), Calvert-Lewin
(Bolasie, 59), Niasse (Tosun, 84); Newcastle Gayle
(Slimani, 63), Murphy (Ritchie, 78), Merino (Shelvey, 83).
Booked: Everton Keane, Gueye; Newcastle Kenedy.
Man of the Match Walcott. Rating 4/10.
Possession: Everton 56% Newcastle 44%.
Attempts on target: Everton 1 Newcastle 2.
Referee R Madley (West Yorkshire).
Attendance 39,061.
was lucky to get away with a scuffed
clearance after being chased down
by Kenedy, but Ayoze Perez overhit what seemed a simple pass that
would have put Islam Slimani clear.
Everton failed to muster a shot on
target in the first half, despite Walcott’s occasional flashes of liveliness.
The home side should have gone
ahead following a Wayne Rooney cor-
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What was the biggest challenge
when two teams of Norwegian
coast guards played a game of
football on an ice sheet off the
coast of Greenland? It wasn’t the
freezing temperatures or trying
not to in the icy water, but the risk
of polar bear attack.
By Mark Mann-Bryans
Chronically ill Everton fan,
Jack McLinden, 14, became
the world’s first ‘virtual football
mascot’ before last night’s game,
experiencing the excitement
of walking onto the pitch via a
telepresence robot carried by the
team captain Phil Jagielka.
ner 12 minutes before half-time; centre-back back Michael Keane had a
header blocked by Jonjo Shelvey and
a shot that hit Florian Lejeune, and
when the ball was played back in, the
former Burnley defender’s header
back across goal was steered over by
captain Phil Jagielka from four yards.
Everton took the lead six minutes
after the interval. Walcott collected
Yannick Bolasie’s right-wing cross at
the far post, via a bounce off DeAndre
Yedlin, and manoeuvred himself into
space before steering a shot high into
the net from close range.
Dwight Gayle, sent on for the
ineffective Slimani, should have
equalised within a minute of his
entrance, but skied over the bar
after Jamaal Lascelles had flicked
on Shelvey’s corner. Gayle was a
lively presence, though, glancing a
headed chance straight to Pickford
and forcing Keane to haul him down
for a free-kick that Matt Ritchie
floated over the bar from 20 yards.
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Kane (left) with Smalling during
Sunday’s semi-final clash at Wembley
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PHOTO: MARIUS VAGENES VILLANGER
FA apologise
to Spurs and
United over
Kane tweet
The Football Association has apologised to Tottenham and Manchester
United for a tweet sent on the official
FA Cup account following the club’s
semi-final clash at Wembley on Saturday. United won the game 2-1 and
shortly after full-time, a tweet was
posted which appeared to poke fun at
the performance of Spurs and England striker Harry Kane.
In a mock-interview style, the
tweet read: “Me: What’s that in
your pocket, Chris?” before posting
a video of United defender Chris
Smalling saying: “Harry Kane”. The
tweet has since been deleted by the
@EmiratesFACup account, which
has over 171,000 followers.
The FA confirmed yesterday that
Spurs and Manchester United had
received a message from the governing body. “We have written to both
clubs to apologise for any offence
caused,” an FA spokesperson said.
Kane endured a quiet afternoon
at Wembley as United came from
behind to book a place in the FA Cup
final and inflict an eighth straight
semi-final defeat on Spurs.
Kane claimed his performance
was not related to a recent ankle injury. “That’s people’s opinion,” he said
when asked after the match if he had
returned from the problem too soon.
“People are always going to look for
something to say when maybe you’re
not firing at your best. At the end of
the day, I’ve still scored two in my last
four, it’s not the worst in the world.
“But when you set standards, people are going to look for things when
you’re not at them. I’m the same. I
want to be better, I want to do better.
“I feel good. I feel sharp. It’s been
a tough week, a tough week for the
team. The Manchester City game,
frustrating against Brighton and obviously frustrating today.”
Smalling said he enjoyed coming
up against a striker of the calibre of
Kane, his fellow England international. “I love my battles against H,”
the United defender said.
“I don’t think he’s scored too many
against me, so long may that continue. It’s nice testing yourself against
the best because certainly this year
he’s been one of the best.”
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ArsenalFanTV shows elite
clubs now listen to supporters
S
Arsenal’s club captain Per Mertesacker and manager Arsène Wenger are
determined to end the season with Europa League success GETTY
Mertesacker: Players
must take blame over
Wenger’s departure
sor, with a host of names thought to
be under consideration including
Per Mertesacker says the Arsenal Luis Enrique, Massimiliano Allegri
squad feel responsible for the depar- and Carlo Ancelotti.
ture of Arsène Wenger. Mertesacker
Mertesacker says the new managis the first player to speak in depth er must preserve the values Wenger
since the manager announced on Fri- has instilled. “The club has the power
day that he will step down
to decide who is the best perat the end of the season
son,” added the centre-half.
after 22 years in charge.
“As I am informed a lot of
Wenger has decided
people will stay because
to leave amid growof the values they stand
ing pressure from
for and the club will proDomestic
trophies
the club’s board and
tect these values. It is a
won
by
Wenger
at
unease among fans.
tough decision. As you
Arsenal over his 22
Mertesacker, the
saw when [Sir Alex]Feryears as manager
club captain, said
guson left Manchester
the players want to
United, it was a difficult
win the Europa League
decision for them who was
so Wenger goes out on a
the successor.
high. “We want to give him
“Ivan Gazidis said it
We want to is going to be the toughthe best possible send-off
because in one way we are give him the
est challenge for this club
responsible for the situa- best possible
going forward. There are
tion as well. We have not send-off
some names out there but I
been that successful over
not want to comment on
because in one do
the past couple of years.
that. We have people workway
we
are
“We won the FA Cup
ing for the club who can see
but in terms of achieving responsible
where we are heading.
Champions League foot- for the
“We have a young team
ball every season we have situation too
who stand for something
not done it and in terms of
and Arsène Wenger was
top-four finishes we are not
the best possible fit. Now
able to achieve it this season. We have we have to find another good fit to
been out-performed by other teams start a new era. This is what this club
and you have to admit that. A lot of stands for.”
people are responsible, not only the
Arsenal face Atletico Mardid at
manager. It has not sunk in enough to Emirates Stadium on Thursday in
say we are guilty but we are as well the first leg of the Europa League
responsible for the situation.”
semi-final. Mertesacker added: “He
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head made it very clear to us that his
of recruitment Sven Mislintat and clear target now is to win the Europa
head of football Raul Sanllehi will League and every match we are going
lead the search for Wenger’s succes- to face now.” EVENING STANDARD
By Giuseppe Muro
10
ince ArsenalFanTV first
started broadcasting on
22 October, 2012, they have
notched up a staggering
439,692,777 views – and counting.
Speak to supporters of an older
generation, in the 40-and-over
bracket, they will probably have
heard of ArsenalFanTV but have
no idea what it really is, other
than a bunch of loudmouths
ranting against Arsène Wenger.
But to a younger audience,
they are notorious. Presenter
and Arsenal fan Robbie Lyle is a
minor celebrity. Not just among
teenagers and kids. I’ve spoken
to supporters in their 30s who
watch their videos regularly.
To the uninitiated:
ArsenalFanTV is a channel on
YouTube where short videos are
posted of Arsenal supporters
and other figures at the club
giving their opinions on Arsenal.
They have 750,000 subscribers.
They have their own line of
merchandise, selling T-shirts for
£19.99 and hoodies for £39.99 off
the back of Arsenal’s name and
their players. Their tagline is “By
Real Fans For Real Fans”. Each
video averages viewers well over
five figures, many reaching six,
plenty reaching seven.
It is hard to ignore the
impression that ArsenalFanTV
played a role in Wenger being
forced out of the club earlier
than he would’ve liked, and is an
example of a social shift in the
game whereby discontented fans
can shape their football club like
never before.
Arsenal’s majority shareholder
Stan Kroenke is not, I’m sure,
sitting around the boardroom
showing Sir Chips Keswick,
Ivan Gazidis and Lord Harris
of Peckham clips on his
smartphone of Troopz – one of
the show’s regular contributors
said: ‘What are you going to do?’
– eviscerating Wenger. Or other
You’re here to talk about it. It’s
popular videos with titles such
just what we do. The difference
as “Arsène Wenger Is Extinct”,
is we’re at every single game, we
“Wenger Should Resign”, “We
were in Moscow when loads of
Are Spineless”, “Please Please
others didn’t cover that. It’s that
Arsène Just Go” and “We Are Not consistency that’s made us what
A Big Club Anymore!!”
we are.”
But ArsenalFanTV helped
But Lyle’s defence doesn’t
to crystallise a negative view
entirely stack up. Of the 18
of Wenger, they were the early
videos to have reached a
swellings of a wave
million-plus viewers,
which grew and
the tasty numbers that
Arsenal
grew until it crashed
attract sponsors such as
down into empty
FanTV helped Ladbrokes, 14 of them are
seats, season ticket
to crystallise hysteria-inducing attacks
non-renewals and
on the club. Thirteen
a negative
eventually formed part
of them specifically
view
until
[it]
of the tsunami which
call for Wenger to be
washed Wenger away. formed part
sacked, or walk away.
of the tsunami ArsenalFanTV’s success
ArsenalFanTV’s
complicity in Wenger’s which washed is intrinsically linked
demise was put to the
Wenger away to viral, sensationalist
show’s creator Lyle – a
content.
former BBC reggae
Clubs with active
radio host who quit his job as a
social supporter platforms
surveyor to run the show full-time mean fans can have a bigger say
– when he appeared on Soccer AM at even the elitist clubs more
at the weekend.
than ever before. We saw it with
“In any season you’re going
FullTimeDEVILS, a Manchester
to have ups and downs,” Lyle
United fan channel with 438,000
explained. “We’re there at every
subscribers. Not in the same
game, home, away, wins, losses,
league as ArsenaFanTV, but with
draws, we go to every game. I
much influence.
think what’s made us successful is
Their most-watched video, with
our consistency. I know there are
2.8m views, is supporter Andy
some people who will focus in and
Tate ranting after a 3-0 defeat to
say, ‘Look at the rants’ – they’ll
Manchester City in March 2014.
look at a guy like Troopz. We’re
“Next Tuesday, April Fool’s Day,
there at every single game.
he’s the biggest fool in Manchester,
“Leading up until when Arsène and that is you David Moyes,” Tate
Wenger left they’d actually been
says, staring into the camera.
on a decent run, and I was having
“You’ve lost the fans tonight.”
a little laugh to myself because
Smaller clips of that quote
we still more or less get the same
went viral. Again, it crystallised
viewing figures. But people won’t
the perception of Moyes as a joke
focus on that, they’ll focus on
figure at Old Trafford.
the losses. I’ve been interviewed
To have a voice that is listened
by one of the TV stations, and
to, supporters no longer have to
they said, ‘What are you going
own their club. They don’t need
to do now Wenger’s gone?’ And I
to have a seat on the board. If they
drum up enough hysteria going
out to a global audience, clubs
will take note.
Wenger touched on it on
Sunday, speaking for the first
time since the announcement
of his departure and criticising
Arsenal’s fanbase. “I believe
this club is respected all over
the world, much more than in
England,” he said. “Our fans did
not give the image of unity I want
at the club all over the world –
that was hurtful.” That’s where
it really hurts clubs: the global
brand. World domination is
where the major growth now lies.
Supporters who joined the
ArsenalFanTV chorus calling
for Wenger to go may well soon
realise that the grass is not
always greener. Although a series
of failing managers would be
great for viewing figures.
ArsenalFanTV’s highest viewing figures are on videos that criticise the club
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
‘The doctor
said I was
finished at
the top level.
I’m glad I
proved
him
wrong’
I’m
m not surprised at how
well [Mo] is doing but just
at how easy he scores. Here
he missed a lot of chances...
Roma’s Kevin Strootman
is fit and ready to take on
Liverpool tonight and
(above) after picking up his
knee injury in 2014 GETTY
Roma’s Kevin Strootman tells Jack Austin about his comeback from
injury – and why Salah is even better now than when he was in Italy
O
n 10 March 2014 Kevin
Strootman, Roma’s
much-admired Dutch
midfield dynamo suffered
a devastating cruciate
knee injury. He would miss the World
Cup and the next eight months of
football. He returned in November
that year, but only for eight weeks,
before two more knee surgeries. It
was then he was told he would never
play at the top level again.
“I had the first injury and then I
came back a couple of months and
then I had the second and then a
third without playing,” Strootman
tells i at Roma’s Trigoria training
ground. “It was nearly two years
that I didn’t play and that last injury semi-final of recent times – pitching
was the most difficult for me.
Strootman’s Roma (unlikely
I was coming back from
conquerors of Barcelona)
the operation and I did
against Liverool
the recovery for six or
(unlikely conquerors
seven months and
of Manchester City).
then I had to have
“When the doctor
another surgery. That
told me I was never
Number of days
was a really difficult
going to play again
Kevin Strootman
missed due to his
period. I thought,
for 90 minutes,
series of serious
‘Maybe I’m not coming
yeah, that’s when
injuries
back.’ People told me
you think: ‘Oh...
I wouldn’t play at the
f***.’ That’s really
highest level anymore.”
difficult. But I’m glad
Tonight, though, all those
that I proved he was wrong. I
endless hours of rehabilitation
didn’t do the surgery and think I’m
become worthwhile in perhaps the
going to be top again. It was a risk,
most unlikely Champions League
but I took the risk. I feel great now
675
and for games like this in the semifinal or the quarter-final against
Barcelona… I was told I would never
play again at this level.”
Strootman, now 28, missed 675
days which is 127 days more than
Santi Cazorla has missed for Arsenal.
Roma stuck by him throughout
and he is paying them back this
season, taking on a more technical
role rather than the aggressive,
hard-tackling one which earned him
the tag “the new Roy Keane”, or Er
Lavatrice “the Washing Machine”.
Roma’s reward for knocking
out Barça? A reunion with
Mohamed Salah, who left Roma
for Merseyside last summer with
a reputation as a dangerous but,
according to Strootman, wasteful
forward. The 41-goal (and counting)
Egyptian is not the player he
remembers frustrating the Stadio
Olimpico crowd too often with
spurned chances last season.
“I’m not surprised at how well
he’s doing but just at how easy he
scores the goals and how confident
he is in front of goal with the ball,”
the Dutchman says. “Here he did
a great job and did a lot of great
assists and goals but he missed a lot
of chances especially one-on-one
with the goalkeeper. I am surprised
by how many goals he has scored
but not how he plays. Here he was
a nightmare for opponents and in
England he is doing the same.
“Now he has so much confidence
and he just creates the chances
himself and finds it easy in front
of the goal. I think it is confidence
which is the main difference. We
have special tactics [for Salah] but
I’m not going the share it! Italian
defence, that is what I’m hoping for.”
Prior to his injury Strootman
was heavily linked to a move to
Manchester United. David Moyes
was said to be interested, as was
Louis van Gaal.
“I never talked with anybody,”
Strootman insists. “No, no. There
was a lot of speculation but to be
honest I only spoke with Roma.
There were some clubs who showed
interest but it’s always like that. They
always say they are interested but at
the end they don’t do anything so it’s
nothing. I never talked about leaving
Rome. They [the media] said some
club was really close to signing me
and they want me really bad but I’m
good here.”
Strootman’s concentration is no
longer on missed transfers, or even
on his injuries, they are just the
troughs on his path to his next peak.
Liverpool stand in Roma’s way of
playing for a first trophy in 10 years,
and only the second in Strootman’s
career and are deservedly the
favourites. But Barcelona were the
favourites in the quarter-finals, and
that carries a warning for the Reds.
“There is always a surprise in
the Champions League. Always,”
Strootman smiles ominously. “And
we have surprised everybody.” THE
INDEPENDENT
Klopp’s home improvements have given Liverpool a lift
Will
Magee
As manager of Borussia
Dortmund, Jürgen Klopp
came to understand the
value of home advantage. The
Westfalenstadion, with an
81,000 capacity, is famous for
its thunderous atmosphere and
cacophonous home support. In
each of Klopp’s two title-winning
campaigns with Dortmund,
in 2010-11 and 2011-12, his side
lost one game at home in the
Bundesliga all season. Home form
was the bedrock of his success.
In choosing Anfield, following
his departure from the
Westfalenstadion, he settled on
a new spiritual home he knew he
could use to his team’s gain.
Though Anfield has long been
acclaimed for its atmosphere
on big occasions, it had been
somewhat neglected under
Klopp’s predecessors. In
Brendan Rodgers’ last full season
at the club ( 2014-15), Liverpool
lost four and drew a further five
Premier League ties at Anfield.
Rodgers had presided over
another four home league
defeats the season before
that, while the 2011-12
campaign under Kenny
Dalglish saw Liverpool
lose four and draw nine.
Under Klopp (right),
Liverpool’s home
form has improved
markedly. With his
blend of fiery emotion and
cool nonchalance Klopp has
earned a form of adoration on
Merseyside which Rodgers’ slick
corporate management speak
was never likely to merit.
Where Liverpool always
seemed scepticalabout
Rodgers’ glossy
self-presentation,
Klopp is rough,
coarse, funny, warm,
relatable. He has
instilled a sense of
togetherness and
unity at the club which
seems to have reinvigorated
Anfield. No doubt helped by the
redevelopment of the Main Stand
at Anfield which has increased
the ground’s capacity from 45,500
to 54,074, the bullish atmosphere
Klopp has fostered seems to be
translating into an extra edge at
home. In stark contrast to their
shaky home record of seasons
past, Liverpool are unbeaten at
home in the Premier League since
last April.
Having thrashed Manchester
City at Anfield this month in a
triumphant European night,
Liverpool have shown what they
can do when they put the power of
home advantage to good use.
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Liverpool manager wants no repeat of
hostility shown to Manchester City
By Mark Critchley
Jürgen Klopp has urged Liverpool
fans to show respect to Roma’s
travelling party ahead of tonight’s
Champions League semi-final first
leg at Anfield.
Liverpool’s ground will host a
European tie for the first time since
the quarter-final against Manchester
City earlier this month.
City’s team bus received a hostile
reception from Liverpool supporters
on its way into the ground that night,
with bottles, cans and pyrotechnics
thrown at the vehicle.
The bus was left unfit for purpose
and Pep Guardiola’s side were forced
to travel back to Manchester in a different vehicle following their 3-0 defeat. That led to a Uefa charge, which
is likely to result in a financial punishment when the case is reviewed at the
end of the season.
Liverpool progressed to the last
four with a 5-1 aggregate victory,
thanks in part to the first-leg atmosphere created by the Anfield crowd.
Klopp wants to see more of the
same inside the stadium against
Roma, but asked for no repeat of the
pre-match scenes.
“In the stadium do it again and better,” Klopp said. “Outside the stadium
please show the respect we have to
show. This is an outstanding football
club known for its fantastic atmosphere, so we don’t need to throw
things at the bus.
“Please show the respect that they
Liverpool
Karius
Alexander- Lovren
Arnold
Van Dijk
OxladeChamberlain
Milner
Salah
Firmino
Nainggolan
Juan Jesus
Wijnaldum
Mane
Dzeko
Schick
Kolarov
Robertson
Strootman
De Rossi
Manolas
Florenzi
Fazio
Alisson
Roma
Possible teams for tonight’s match at Anfield
Kick-off 7.45pm;
TV BT Sport 2.
Referee F Brych (Ger)
Roma are the
favourites to win
says Henderson
By Mark Critchley
deserve. We are only opponents on
the pitch.
“Everyone knows what a wonderful place Rome is and not all people
know how wonderful Liverpool is and
we can show.
“I really think all the people who
are with LFC deserve that, that we
show that face.” THE INDEPENDENT
Jordan Henderson believes
Liverpool should be considered
underdogs in their Champions
League semi-final against
Roma. Liverpool upset the odds
in the last round to eliminate
Manchester City and are
favourites to face Real Madrid
or Bayern Munich in the Kiev
final on 26 May. Roma, however,
produced a remarkable comeback
to eliminate Barcelona in the last
round and Henderson believes
that achievement should make the
visitors favourites.
“I still see us as going into this
game as the underdog with them
going and beating Barcelona,
who were probably favourites
before the last round,” the
Liverpool captain said. “[Beating
City] was just us going out and
doing what we are capable of
doing. We need to keep doing
that, we need to do that again,
and again, and again. This is a
huge challenge, a huge test for us
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Mohamed Salah
(right) and Virgil
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for Messi and it’s
same with Salah
By Carl Markham
because Roma are a fantastic side
mates to draw inspiration from
with fantastic players as they’ve
that victory. “We definitely take
shown throughout the Champions inspiration from [1984] but at
League this season. We’ve
the same time our focus is to
just got to keep doing
create our own history
what we’ve been doing
and for people to be
in the Champions
looking back at this
League this season,
team in 20 or 30
keep improving
years and saying
Goals
Liverpool
because we can still
how good we were
have scored in
be better.”
and how special this
the Champions
The clubs
year was or the next
League
this
season,
contested the 1984
few years will be,” he
including play-off
European Cup final
said. “I feel as though
in Rome. Joe Fagan’s
we are in a great place
Liverpool triumphed on
but I feel that this is just
penalties after a 1-1 draw and
the start of something special.”
Henderson expects his teamTHE INDEPENDENT
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Roma’s former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov says his
team cannot focus all their efforts on
stopping Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah
tonight.
The PFA Player of the Year will be
out to add to his 41 goals this season
against his former club at Anfield tonight. Kolarov (inset) said Roma did
not get distracted by stopping Lionel
Messi in their quarter-final triumph
over Barcelona and nor would they
by the in-form Egyptian.
“Against Barcelona we played as a
team, we did not focus on Messi and
by playing in this way we can achieve
great things,” he said. “It is not about
stopping one player. Liverpool are
not only Salah, they have a number
of good players.”
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
expects Salah to get a rough ride from
his former team-mates. Salah faces
his old club for the first time since his
£38million move last summer. “It is a
normal game but it feels quite special
because you know much more about
the team than you usually know, and you are
more interested in
the other team than
you usually are,”
said Klopp. “I am
pretty sure Mo follows the whole season of Roma as he
had a fantastic time
there and he became
the player there which we
have now here, so big credit to all the
staff and the players at Roma because
they are all part of his development.
“Italian defenders are famous for
not having friendly games so I think
Mo will feel pretty early in the game
they are not his team-mates any
more and then he can strike back in a
football way.”
Klopp said it had been a special
campaign for Salah with his PFA
award but he wanted him to achieve
something with the team. “It’s great
but the season is not finished and
there are a lot of things to come.”
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Rayner takes aim
at 100-ball plans
Middlesex spinner Ollie Rayner
has branded plans for the England
and Wales Cricket’s Board’s new
100-ball competition has “gone
too far”. Off-spinner Rayner, a
county veteran of 12 years, said
on Twitter: “Ok, great hoax.....@
ECB_cricket you got us. Now
seriously, 100 ball cricket... this
has gone too far now. I certainly
don’t think I’m the only one that
thinks the world is going mad!”
» Root backs new format, p48
FOOTBALL
SNOOKER
Ronaldo not the
only Real danger
Jones in shock
win over Murphy
Robert Lewandowski insists Real
Madrid are no one-man team
as Bayern Munich prepare for
tomorrow’s Champions League
semi-final showdown against
familiar foe Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real attacker has scored
nine times in six European
meetings with the Bundesliga
champions, including five in last
season’s two-legged quarter-final.
Speaking ahead of their first
leg at the Allianz Arena, the
29-year-old striker told FC
Bayern TV: “We know Ronaldo
has already scored quite a few
goals against Bayern. But the
main thing is the whole team’s
performance, not only Ronaldo’s.
“We know their other players
are really good and able to
score too. We have to watch
every player.”
World No 51 Jamie Jones
stunned former champion Shaun
Murphy with a 10-9 victory at the
Crucible. Welshman
Jones dumped the
2005 winner out
of the World
Championship,
holding his
nerve to seal
the deciding
frame 72-1.
Jones rallied
from 8-5 down
to complete a
remarkable comeback and will
now take on Kyren Wilson. Mark
Allen (above) saw off Crucible
debutant Liam Highfield 10-5
to move into the second round.
He now faces Joe Perry, who has
already knocked out defending
champion Mark Selby.
TENNIS
LTA plan to double
female coaches
The Lawn Tennis Association
yesterday outlined plans to
double the number of female
coaches in Britain to 1,600 in the
next five years. Judy Murray,
Britain’s former Fed Cup captain,
said at an LTA conference in
Birmingham: “I believe that girls
respond better to female role
models. The LTA want to see
more female coaches who can
encourage girls to take up, and
stay in, sport.”
Sport on tv
Snooker: World Championship
BBC Two, 10am
Tennis: Barcelona Open
Sky Sports Arena, 10am
Tennis: Porsche Grand Prix
BT Sport 2, 10.30am & 5.30pm
Cricket: Indians v Sunrisers
Sky Sports Cricket, 3pm
Cycling: Tour of Romandy
Eurosport 2, 3pm
Football: Liverpool v Roma
BT Sport 2, 7pm
Baseball: Astros v Angels
BT Sport/ESPN, 1am [tomorrow]
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