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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
FR DAY
Babe Ruth: Davidson reveals
her pregnancy joy
Wembley sale:
FA in talks with
American
tycoon
P4
P5
I don’t know why my
husband doesn’t just write
me a starring role
Busy Philipps interview
PLUS FILM ● MUSIC ● BOOKS ● TV PICKS
Rudd:
I won’t quit
Home Secretary defiant despite having to correct
mistaken statement on illegal migrant targets
FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
Number 2,316
Arsenal slip up
against 10 men
» Catalogue of errors over Windrush scandal causes uproar in Commons
» After latest embarrassment, opposition MPs call for her
resignation and claim the Home Office is ‘out of control’
Lacazette goal not
enough as Atletico
grab equaliser
P60
P7
i@inews.co.uk
@theipaper
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PLUS MARK STEEL
We asked David Davis how
many tech businesses he had
approached to help solve
Irish border question
His officials told us... none
P23
I STEPHEN BUSH
P17
Air pollution
linked to
violent
crime
P11
P6
I BBC FAKERY
P5
Is this the
Golden State
Killer?
US murder
mystery
I TV GUIDE
P38
I PUZZLES
P13
P52
The
News
Matrix
COURTS
Why will
Turner Prize
judges need a
forensic eye
this year?
See p.23
The day at
a glance
FRIDAY
27
APRIL
Quote of the day
When I was younger,
I could remember
anything, whether it
had happened or not
MARK TWAIN
Anniversaries
Thursday 27 April 1978
The Afghan President,
Mohammed Daoud
Khan, is overthrown
and murdered the
next day in a coup by
pro-communist rebels. It
marked the beginning of
the upheaval that resulted
in intervention by Soviet
troops in 1979.
MOTORING
CONSTRUCTION
POLITICS
‘Change fire safety
law immediately’
Bercow replacement Pompeo off to Middle
‘should be assessed’ East after swearing-in
The number of parking tickets
handed out rose by almost a million
in the past year, the RAC Foundation
said. Parking management firms
obtained 5.6 million vehicle keeper
records from the DVLA last year – a
20 per cent increase. The figures
suggest a penalty notice is issued
every six seconds.
Fire experts and building groups
urged the Government to upgrade
safety standards without waiting
for the conclusions of the Grenfell
inquiry. In an open letter they called
for a legal requirement that all tall
and high-risk buildings be fitted with
sprinklers and only non-combustible
cladding and insulation be installed.
The Commons Speaker John Bercow
should stand down before the next
election, one of his predecessors
says. Mr Bercow will serve until
2022 unless there is an election. But
Baroness Boothroyd said Speakers
should retire mid-term to allow
MPs to elect a replacement that they
have “assessed”. PAGE 6
UNITED STATES
Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as
US Secretary of State after winning
a 57-42 vote in the Senate. Mr
Pompeo immediately left the country
to go to Brussels for a meeting before
heading on to the Middle East.
President Donald Trump applauded
the confirmation of his former CIA
director, calling him a “patriot”.
INQUEST
SPAIN
FRANCE
MEXICO
‘Freak wave’ caused
death of girl aged 5
£349m worth of
cocaine in bananas
Envoy quits EU talks
over language issue
Kidnapped priest
found dead
A five-year-old girl was killed when
a “freak wave” washed her out to
sea as she walked along a beach, a
Bournemouth inquest has heard.
Rose Carter, from Salisbury, was
walking with her mother and sister
at Durdle Door in Dorset on 18 April
when she was swept away. The
inquest was adjourned to October.
Spanish police have seized a record
nine tons of cocaine in a shipment
of bananas from Colombia. Six
people have been arrested after
police found the drug at the port of
Algeciras. The stash was the largest
ever found in a single container in
Europe. It would have a street value
of up to £349m.
France’s ambassador has walked out
of talks with fellow EU envoys over
a lack of French translation, in a
new demonstration of Paris fighting
against the dominance of English
in post-Brexit Brussels. Philippe
Leglise-Costa left a meeting about a
new forum on the EU budget, when
told translators were not available.
A Catholic priest who had been
reported kidnapped has been found
dead in Mexico. Police in Morelos
state said a relative identified the
body of Fr Moises Fabila Reyes, 83.
He appears to have died of a heart
attack. He is the third priest killed
or to have died under suspicious
circumstances in Mexico in a week.
NATURE
The List
Where tips are Uber
and above the rest
Customers in London have been
named as the most generous when
it comes to tipping Uber drivers,
with an average tip of just over
£2. It said its average tip across
the UK was £1.68, with £1 the
most frequent amount. The most
lucrative time of day for drivers is
11pm on Saturdays. These are the
10 most generous areas:
1. London
2. Belfast
3. Cambridge
4. Bristol
5. Edinburgh
6. Brighton
7. Southampton
8. Manchester
9. Birmingham
10. Cardiff
Birdsongs which
could be silenced
One in eight of the world’s nearly 11,000 bird species is threatened with
extinction, research has revealed. According to the 2018 State of the World’s
Birds report, published by BirdLife International, a total of 222 (two per cent) of
these 1,469 species are critically endangered. The report states that at least 40
per cent of bird species worldwide (3,967) have declining populations.
1,469
13%
species - 13% of extant species (10,966) or roughly one in eight
- are globally threatened with extinction - defined as critically
endangered, endangered or vulnerable.
461 (4%)
1,017 (9%)
endangered
8,417 (77%)
near threatened
222 (2%)
least concern
786 (7%)
critically endangered
vulnerable
90%
Humans are responsible for most of the threats to birds
Number of species impacted by:
Agricultural expansion and intensification
1,091
Logging
734
Invasive alien species
578
Critically
endangered: the
Yellow-breasted
Bunting population has
declined by 90 per
cent since 1980
517
Hunting and trapping
484
Climate change
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Countries with the highest number of birds illegally killed per year
index
Crossword.............24
TV & Radio...........38
Homes......................44
Business..................48
Puzzles.....................52
Weather...................55
Two Italians have been remanded in
custody over an attack which left a
Liverpool fan in a critical condition
before the game against Roma on
Tuesday. Filippo Lombardi, 20, and
Daniele Sciusco, 29, appeared at
South Sefton magistrates’ court,
charged with violent disorder. PAGE 12
One parking ticket
every six seconds
Birthdays
Jenna Coleman, actress,
32; Sheena Easton, pop
singer, 59; Russell T Davies
(below), TV producer, 55;
Dame Darcey Bussell,
retired ballerina, 49; Tess
Daly, presenter, 49; Ace
Frehley, guitarist, 67
Roma fans remanded
over Liverpool attack
Italy
5.6m
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
Egypt
5.5m
Syria
3.9m
Lebanon
Cyprus
2.6m
2.3m
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Evening Standard, beyond those
accredited as such.
NEWS
2-29
VOICES
16-20
FRiDAY
31-43
ThePage3Profile
TV
38-39
BUSINESS SPORT
48-51
56-63
POLICE
ARCHIE,
LHASA APSO AND ‘MONARCHIST’
‘Pointed gun’ was
a Zimmer frame
Police who responded to a sevenyear-old’s report of seeing someone
pointing a gun from a window at a
nursing home believe that what the
child saw was a Zimmer frame. The
alarm was raised when the pupil in
Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, told
a teacher about the “weapon” being
aimed from a nearby property.
UNITED STATES
‘Oh! Susanna’ writer
statue is removed
A 118-year-old statue of the “Oh!
Susanna” songwriter has been
removed from a park in Pittsburgh
after criticism that the work is
demeaning because it includes
a slave sitting at his feet. The
sculpture of Stephen Foster will be
replaced by a statue honouring an
African-American woman.
ENTERTAINMENT
‘Suits’ to be remade
for South Korean TV
Is being in the dog house a good thing?
Archie, a 10-year-old Lhasa Apso, is
sure to be the envy of all his canine
contemporaries after his owner
commissioned a replica of Windsor
Castle for him so that he can enjoy the
royal wedding in style.
A palace fit for a (canine) king?
Complete with red carpet, throne and
hot tub, the lavish pad is based on the
King George IV Gate at the castle. The
£5,000 structure, which is currently
in Archie’s back garden, meaures
2m by 2m and took a seven-strong
team 244 hours to complete.
That’s one royally pampered pooch.
Archie’s owner Susan Crossland
(right) said: “I love royal weddings and
I love the royals. I thought it might be
a bit quirky to have something nice
for Archie, so I had him a Windsor
Castle made and he absolutely loves it.”
Wouldn’t the money be better spent
on bones and biscuits?
Ms Crossland, 53, and her husband
Michael, 49, from Mirfield, West
Yorkshire, won £1.2m on the National
Lottery in 2008 – and the dog-loving
monarchist insisted that Archie was
worth the expense. “He’s my dog at
the end of the day. Why not spoil your
dog?” she said.
What about all those less privileged
dogs out there without a palace to
call home?
Ms Crossland said she was hoping
other dogs, and humans, could enjoy
the castle after Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle’s wedding. She said:
“Although I had it done for Archie –
and he does love it – I would like to
take it off him after the wedding, if
he’ll let me, to donate it to a place
where lots of other people can enjoy
it – either for dogs, or maybe it can go
to a place when children can play it.”
Katie Grant
The US television series Suits
– which starred Meghan Markle
– will be remade for Korean
television in Seoul. South Korean
actress Ko Sung-hee will play
Kim Ji-na, who is based on Ms
Markle’s former character Rachel
Zane. It will be the first international
remake of the legal drama.
IRAN
‘Death to America’
emoji on new app
Iran is promoting a mobile app with
a “Death to America” emoji to get
millions to abandon the popular
Telegram service, which it blames
for unrest. Emojis on Soroush
include a woman holding a picture
of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei,
and placards wishing death to Israel,
America and Freemasons.
i FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
3
Letter from the Arts and
Media Correspondent
Adam Sherwin
i@inews.co.uk
If it’s fake, at least let
the audience know
It was the day that television
viewers lost their innocence.
The BBC admitted Blue Peter had
rigged an online poll in order to
name its new cat Socks instead of
the public’s choice, Cookie.
More than a decade later, the
BBC is still being caught out for
“faking it”. Yesterday, the Human
Planet series was shelved after
a fourth case of what football
referees might call “simulation”
– scenes in which an Indonesian
whale hunter harpooned his prey
were the result of misleading
editing, the BBC admitted.
This followed the disclosure
that the building of a teetering
tree-top canopy for a Papua New
Guinea tribe to move into was
entirely confected for the benefit
of the producers.
Most viewers accept that an
element of artifice is involved to
create the “narrative” in natural
history shows. Animals don’t
perform to a production schedule.
Sir David Attenborough was
even dragged into a “fakery” row
over scenes of the birth of a polar
bear, which actually occurred in a
Dutch wildlife centre rather than
the Arctic. Disclosing this fact to
viewers would have destroyed
the “atmosphere” of the scenes,
he said. But the BBC tightened its
guidelines nonetheless.
Viewers are willing to suspend
disbelief as long as they aren’t
being wholly taken for a ride.
Did it matter that a nail-biting
scene showing a baby iguana
being chased by snakes in Planet
Earth II was stitched together
from “takes”, possibly with more
than one iguana?
Spectacular natural history
shows are a huge earner for the
BBC. When concerns over “fake
news” are paramount, producers
must ensure any artifice is
transparent to the audience.
4
NEWS
SPORT
Shahid
Khan is the
owner of
Fulham FC
and the NFL
franchise
Jacksonville
Jaguars PA
US tycoon plots audacious
£500m bid to buy Wembley
By Jonathan Prynn and James Olley
A US billionaire has launched an
audacious bid worth more than
£500mtobuyWembleyStadiumfrom
the English Football Association.
Car parts tycoon Shahid Khan,
the owner of Fulham FC and the
Jacksonville Jaguars American
football team, is understood to have
struck an outline agreement with the
FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn, to
hand the “home of English football”
to a foreign owner for the first time.
The proposal, which will send
shock waves through the sport, was
being put before the full board of the
FA yesterday. If the takeover gets the
go-ahead, more American football
games are likely to be played at
Wembley, bringing a permanent NFL
franchise in London a step closer.
A sale is also likely to result in fewer
England internationals being hosted
at the 92,000-capacity north London
The stadium, which
replaced the old twin
towers at Wembley, was finished
in 2007 at a cost of £800m. The FA
still has about £150m of debt to
pay off for the redevelopment.
venue, particularly during the NFL
season in the autumn, should a
franchise – most likely the Jaguars
– set up permanent residency.
However, it would not threaten
Wembley’s status as the England
team’s home for all major fixtures.
Mr Khan, who is estimated to be
worth around $8.7bn (£6.25bn) is
thought to have been in secret talks
with Mr Glenn for about six months.
However, the idea was first mooted
when Mr Glenn and Mr Khan met at
the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston.
It is believed that the finance raised
will be ring-fenced to fund up to 1,500
artificial pitches across England.
Mr Glenn and other senior FA
figures are understood to see the
offer as a “once in a generation”
opportunity to upgrade grassroots
facilities. England lags far behind
rivals such as Germany and Holland
in the provision of all-weather
playing surfaces. EVENING STANDARD
Pages 62-63
DIPLOMACY
Trump’s official visit to
Britain confirmed for July
By David Hughes
and Andrew Woodcock
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Donald Trump’s visit to the UK was
confirmed yesterday – for Friday,
13 July. The long-awaited and
controversial trip is expected to be
a “working visit” rather than a fullblown state occasion.
Britain’s ambassador to the US,
Sir Kim Darroch, confirmed the visit,
which will include face-to-face talks
with Theresa May.
Downing Street and the White
House had hoped to co-ordinate
releasing details of the trip, but
Mr Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah
Sanders, apparently let slip the
information first.
Sir Kim said he was delighted that
Mr Trump would visit the UK.
The Prime Minister added: “I
ROYAL FAMILY
Prince William
‘honoured’ to be
Harry’s best man
By Tony Jones
Prince Harry has asked
the Duke of Cambridge to
be his best man and now
his brother has the job
of organising a stag party
to remember.
William, 35, said he was “honoured”
to have been chosen by his younger
brother to perform the special role.
am looking forward to welcoming
President Trump to the UK for a
working visit on 13 July.”
Downing Street said further
details of the visit would be set out
“in due course”.
But Mr Trump’s arrival is likely to
attract major protests, and even his
supporters have urged him to stay
away from London in an effort to
avoid mass demonstrations.
In a letter to the US President, six
conservative groups recommend
he should instead focus his visit on
his “ancestral home” of Scotland,
including a meeting with the Queen
at Balmoral. The letter was signed by
the heads of Conservative think-tanks
including the Bow Group, Bruges
Group and Freedom Association.
News, page 14
Harry’s decision was widely
expected as the royal siblings are
very close and he served as William’s
best man at his wedding to Catherine,
the future Duchess of Cambridge,
in 2011. Beneath the public banter,
where they regularly poke fun
at each other, the pair share
a special bond.
Last year, 20 years
after the death of their
mother, Diana, Princess
of Wales, William (left)
spoke of his connection
with his brother, telling the
Duchess during an interview:
“We have been brought closer... We
are uniquely bonded because of what
we have been through.”
NEWS
2-29
VOICES
16-20
FRiDAY
31-43
TV
38-39
BUSINESS SPORT
48-51
56-63
Rising star
Ruth Davidson, who was
born in Edinburgh in
1978, worked as a BBC
journalist for seven
years before leaving
the corporation in 2009
to study International
Development at Glasgow
University. It was there
that she joined the
Scottish Conservative
Party and, just two years
later, was chosen to be its
new leader.
Ms Davidson was part
of the Better Together
campaign for the 2014
Scottish independence
referendum. Her party
did well at last year’s
general election, winning
an extra 12 Scottish seats
at Westminster for the
Tories, in contrast to
Theresa May, who saw her
branch of the party lose 21
constituencies in England.
Last month, a Vogue
magazine interviewer
predicted that Ms
Davidson could become
the UK’s first openly gay
Prime Minister.
POLITICS
Babe Ruth: Scottish Tory
leader is ‘delighted’ to be
expecting her first child
By Chris Green
SCOTLAND EDITOR
Ruth Davidson, the leader of
the Scottish Conservatives, has
announced that she is expecting
her first child in October after
undergoing fertility treatment.
The 39-year-old and her partner,
Jen Wilson, began IVF therapy last
summer and received the news that
she was pregnant just before Easter.
Ms Davidson said she would be
taking a few months’ maternity leave
and handing over her leadership
duties to her deputy, Jackson Carlaw.
“Like all new parents-to-be, we are
excited – and daunted – about the
months to come,” she said. “Mostly,
we are just overjoyed at the prospect
of starting a family together.
“ W h i l e t h i s n ew s m ay b e
unexpected for many people, let
me reassure my constituents
and voters across Scotland that
there is no change to my political
commitment or plans to lead the
Scottish Conservatives into the 2021
Holyrood elections. I am simply
doing what thousands of working
women do every year: having a
child, taking some time off, and then
returning to work soon after.
“I also know myself, so it’s highly
likely I won’t be able to stay off the
phone, demanding regular updates,
during this time.”
The MSP for Edinburgh Central
said she had struggled with morning
sickness since becoming pregnant
and had to leave the Holyrood
chamber shortly before a recent
session of First Minister’s Questions.
“I’ve had the fatigue, the nausea
and the dizzy spells and all the rest of
it, and trying to do everything I was
doing before and keep up the pace so
people couldn’t tell,” she said. “While
it often goes unacknowledged,
politicians have personal lives too,
and I hope people will understand
that I want to be able to combine my
public role with a family life.
“Jen and I are incredibly lucky in
the support we have received from
our family and friends over the past
few months – and know we can rely
on them in the months and years to
come. I’d like to thank them all again.
“We have always dreamed of
starting a family and are so pleased
to be able to share our happy news.”
Ms Davidson told Theresa May
of her pregnancy shortly after she
found out. The Prime Minister
o f fe re d h e r co n g rat u l at i o n s
y e s t e r d a y, d e s c r i b i n g t h e
announcement as “wonderful news”.
Nicola Sturgeon also told Ms
Davidson that “the baby box is on its
way” – a reference to the box of baby
essentials that are sent to all new
parents in Scotland.
i FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
TELEVISION
‘Human
Planet’ pulled
after fourth
faked scene
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
The BBC has withdrawn its Human
Planet series from further screenings
after admitting that scenes showing
a hunter harpooning a whale
were faked – the fourth deception
uncovered in the series.
Last month, it emerged that
Human Planet misled viewers into
thinking a Papua New Guinea tribe
was going to live in a new treehouse,
which had actually been built purely
at the request of producers.
The BBC said it had been alerted
to a “further editorial breach” in
the series. It said: “In episode one,
‘Oceans’, a Lamaleran whale hunter
named Benjamin Blikololong is
shown supposedly harpooning a
whale. On review, the BBC does not
consider that the portrayal of his role
is accurate, although the sequence
does reflect how they hunt whales.”
BBC managers were alerted to the
faked harpoon scene by an American
journalist researching the villagers
shown in the episode. Viewers were
given the impression that Blikololong,
whose story was being followed, had
struck the fatal blow – but other
members of the whale hunt were
responsible, the BBC said.
In 2015, the BBC admitted that a
semi-domesticated wolf was used
after the production team were
unable to find a real “wild” wolf to
film a desert scene. In 2011, the BBC
acknowledged the series had filmed
shots of a tarantula spider in a studio
for an episode about wildlife in the
Venezuelan jungle.
The BBC admitted that the portrayal
of the harpooning was not accurate
RELIGION
HEALTH
Stolen heart of Dublin’s
patron saint is recovered
Dark chocolate ‘improves eyesight’
By Aine Fox
The 800-year-old heart of Dublin’s
patron saint has been recovered by
police, six years after it was stolen
from a cathedral in the city.
The relic – the heart of St
Laurence O’Toole – was taken from
Christ Church Cathedral in 2012.
It has no monetary value but is “a
priceless treasure” for the church,
the cathedral’s Dean, the Very
Reverend Dermot Dunne, said.
The theft of the relic, which had
been kept in a wooden heart-shaped
box and placed within a small ironbarred cage, sparked a six-year
investigation by Gardai.
The Archbishop of Dublin, the
Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson
thanked those who had helped
recover the relic, and described
the return of the heart as a joyful
moment for the people of the city.
He said: “The return of the heart
of Laurence O’Toole brings great joy
to the people of Dublin.
“For those of us associated with
the life of the dioceses, it brings again
to the fore the close relationship
By Florence Snead
The heart of St Laurence O’Toole was
taken in 2012 PA
between Glendalough [a monastic
city first settled in the sixth century]
and Dublin, a relationship of more
than 800 years.”
Eating a single portion of dark
chocolate could improve your
eyesight for about two hours
afterwards, research suggests.
A US study found that people who
had eaten 72 per cent dark chocolate
were better at reading letters of
different sizes and contrasts, an
improvement thought to be linked to
increased blood flow.
In the trial, scientists tested 30
people with an average age of 26 by
giving them either a dark chocolate
or milk chocolate bar, and then
testing their eyesight just under two
5
hours later. The participants were
then tested with the alternative
chocolate type 72 hours later to
compare the results. Twenty-four of
the 30 participants fared better in
tests after eating the dark chocolate.
Participants refrained from the
consumption of caffeine or milk
products because these could affect
the efficacy of food products rich in
flavanols, natural compounds found
in plants such as cacao.
The testing was carried out from
June to August 2017 by scientists at
the University of the Incarnate Word
Rosenberg School of Optometry in
San Antonio, Texas.
6
NEWS
TRADE
BREXIT
US farm chief defends chlorine-washed chicken
By Ryan Wilkinson
Chicken washed in chlorine and
beef from hormone-injected cattle
should be part of a trade deal with
the US, the president of America’s
National Farmers’ Union has said.
Food produced in the US is
“perfectly safe”, according to Roger
Johnson, who said there had been
“fear-mongering” on the issue.
A post-Brexit transatlantic
trade deal could open up the
huge American market to British
farmers. However, it is likely that it
would require the same rights for
US farmers to sell their products in
the UK.
Opponents of such a deal have
seized on chicken and beef, warning
that US products could either
pose health risks or undercut UK
farmers because they are cheaper
to produce.
As head of an organisation that
represents around 200,000 US
farms, Mr Johnson told the BBC
that US rules were of a “different”
standard, rather than a lower one.
“I think it is fair to say that the
standards that we follow allow for
more rapid scientific advancement,
that a more cautionary approach
[from the EU] means that scientific
advances are going to happen more
slowly,” he said.
Davis has not
sought out any
tech firms to help
on Irish border
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The Whitehall department in charge
of Brexit has failed to approach a
single external company to obtain
ideas about how technology will help
solve the Northern Irish border issue.
David Davis, the Brexit Secretary,
has repeatedly claimed that a hard
border between Northern Ireland
and the Republic can be avoided
using new technology.
Just last month, he stated that “a
whole load of new technology” exists
to prevent the need for physical
checks and controls at the border.
But in response to a freedom
of information request
submitted by i, officials
at the Department for
Exiting the European
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number of companies it
had spoken to about such
technology was “nil”.
It comes after a report by the
Northern Irish Affairs Committee
last month said the Government
had provided “no evidence” that
a technical solution to the border
problem could be found.
It will heap yet more pressure on
Mr Davis, who was accused of trying
to build an invisible border “out of
nothing but spider webs and magic”.
The Government has committed
to creating a “frictionless” border in
Ireland after Brexit in a bid to avoid
a return to checkpoints, last seen
during the Troubles.
Failure to agree a suitable
solution would see Britain revert to
the so-called “backstop solution”
of keeping Northern Ireland in
the customs union and the single
market, something strongly opposed
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The Department for
Exiting the European
Union said the Government’s
“commitment has been to avoid
any physical infrastructure,
including related checks and
controls, on the border”.
WESTMINSTER
Bercow should resign before
election, says former Speaker
By David Hughes
Intel Inside®. Extraordinary
Performance Outside.
by the Democratic Unionist Party,
which is propping up Theresa
May’s government.
Mr Davis (inset) made his first
visit to Northern Ireland this week
since becoming Brexit Secretary
in July 2016. He claimed he would
reach an agreement with the
European Union by October that
would keep the border “free from
physical infrastructure”.
But Labour MP Chuka Umunna
said: “Ministers keep trying to
convince us that fantastical sci-fi
technology will solve the problem of
the Northern Ireland border, but now
we learn they haven’t bothered
to seek ideas about how this
would actually work.
“Unless David Davis
possesses so far hidden
levels of technical
k n o w l e d ge, s u c h a s
how to build an invisible
border out of nothing
but spider webs and magic,
this is yet another example of the
Government’s staggering lack of
Brexit preparation.”
Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach
added: “The Northern Ireland Select
Committee report demonstrated
there are no viable technical solutions
anywhere in the world.
“Policy should be made on the basis
of evidence.”
The House of Commons Speaker,
John Bercow, should stand down
before the next election, one of his
predecessors has suggested.
Mr Bercow has said he intends to
serve a full term, keeping him in the
Speaker’s chair until 2022 unless
there is an early general election.
But Baroness Boothroyd, 88, said
that speakers should retire midterm in order to allow MPs to elect a
replacement they have been able to
assess. She told The House magazine:
“I always believed, long before I
was Speaker, that a Speaker should
retire mid-term.
“It should never be at the end of
a parliamentary session. I was in
the unfortunate position of when
[Bernard] Weatherill retired, it was
at the end of a parliamentary session.
“And therefore, you have a
new House, you have new members,
they don’t know who they are
getting. Whereas, if it’s mid-term,
they know the weaknesses and
strengths of a candidate.
“I believe all Speakers should do
that courtesy – it is a courtesy – to
the House.”
The crossbench peer also called
for the size of the House of Lords
to be slashed from its current 785
members. She suggested that there
should be “retirement at about the
age of 75 or 80”.
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IMMIGRATION
Home Office
under fire for
deportation
risk to exiled
Chagossians
Amber Rudd had
wrongly denied
there were targets
for deportations
AFP/GETTY
By Richard Vaughan
POLITICS
Rudd says she is ‘focused on staying
in game’ despite Windrush scandal
widened into questions about her
department’s immigration policies.
In angry scenes, opposition MPs
called for her to quit and claimed that
the Home Office was “out of control”.
Ms Rudd later declined to disclose
whether she had offered her
resignation to Theresa May over the
storm engulfing her department, but
made clear that she was determined
to remain in her post.
Outlining her plans to overhaul
immigration rules, she said: “I’m
committed to making sure I go
on and I make these changes. It’s
been a difficult few weeks, but I’m
committed to the job.”
Ms Rudd, who is tipped as a
potential successor to Mrs May,
acknowledged that her personal
standing had been damaged.
Asked whether she regarded
herself as a future leadership
contender, she told journalists: “I
am pretty much focused on what I
have got to do now. I am just thinking
about staying in the game.”
Her problems mounted after she
told MPs on Wednesday that the
Home Office had not set targets
for removing illegal immigrants.
When a report emerged hours later
contradicting her comments, she
was hauled back to the Commons to
correct the record.
She explained that she had never
agreed to use removal targets for
migrants, adding that those used by
Home Secretary accused of
undermining PM on Brexit
Asked over how she would vote
if she was a backbencher, she said:
“I’mcommittedtotheGovernment’s
position which, to some extent, we
are still working on.”
Her comments provoked anger
among Leave-supporting Tories
who accused her of trying to
undermine Mrs May. Ms Rudd
played down the significance of
her remarks, tweeting: “Of course,
when we leave the EU, we will be
leaving the customs union.”
The Eurosceptic Conservative
MP Peter Bone said he “could not
understand why Amber Rudd did
not support Government policy to
leave the Customs Union”.
In the Commons yesterday,
pro-EU Tories urged Mrs May to
press for a “soft Brexit”.
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
A defiant Amber Rudd insisted
she would will not bow to growing
pressure to resign as Home
Secretary – despite the catalogue of
errors over the Windrush scandal.
She faced fresh embarrassment
after it emerged that she wrongly
told MPs that the Home Office had
not set any targets for deporting
illegal immigrants.
Ms Rudd was forced to backtrack
in the Commons as the furore over
the treatment of the Windrush
generation – immigrants invited to
Britain from Caribbean countries
after the Second World War –
CABINET
By Nigel Morris
Cabinet tensions over Brexit were laid
bare when Amber Rudd contradicted
Theresa May by refusing to rule out
Britain staying in a customs union.
The Prime Minister has repeatedly
rejected calls to sign up to a customs
union as that would prevent the UK
from striking free trade deals around
the world when it leaves the EU.
The Home Secretary, regarded as
the most pro-EU Cabinet member,
suggested that the Government’s
position on the issue was yet to
be finalised. Her comments came
ahead of a Cabinet meeting next
week at which ministers will discuss
proposals for the UK’s future
customs relationship with Brussels.
Asked whether it was more or
less likely that the UK would stay in
the customs union, Ms Rudd told a
Westminster lunch: “I’m not going
to be drawn on that. We still have a
few discussions to be had… among
some of my Cabinet colleagues in
order to arrive at a final position.”
her department “were not published
targets against which performance
was assessed” and were being
scrapped. Diane Abbott, the shadow
Home Secretary, told MPs: “When
Lord Carrington resigned over the
Falklands, he said it was a matter
of honour. Isn’t it time the Home
Secretary considered her honour
and resigned?”
Ms Rudd denied being a
“human shield” to deflect
Windrush criticism away from Mrs
May. She joked that she was unable
to employ ministers’ usual excuse
of “blaming your predecessor”.
ELECTIONS
Anti-Brexit party
faces its first test
Children of exiled Chagos islanders
raised in the UK face being split
from their parents and deported as
part of the Home Office’s crackdown
on immigration.
The Chagossian people were
forcibly exiled from their island
home in the Indian Ocean by Britain
in the late 1960s and early 1970s,
after the islands were leased to the
US military to build a base there.
The inhabitants were sent to
the Commonwealth nations of
Mauritius and the Seychelles and
legislation was subsequently passed
to give native Chagossians and the
first generation born in exile British
citizenship. But their children have
been denied the same rights.
It means that children who came
to the UK as dependants of Chagos
Islanders with British citizenship
since 2003 are viewed as migrants
from Mauritius and the Seychelles
once they turn 18. Families now face
charges of £10,000 to try to gain
British citizenship for their children.
D i e u m a S o o p ra m a n i e n , a
Chagossian woman in the UK
trying to secure citizenship for her
children, said: “Fifty years ago, they
separated us. Now they are doing it
again. Nothing has changed. I’ve lost
£6,000 to the Home Office just trying
to keep my kids in the country.”
With the Home Office alredy under
fire over the Windrush scandal, the
Chagossians’ plight will be raised
by the Tory MP Henry Smith in
the second reading of his private
members’ Bill today, which would
give them a chance to secure British
overseas territories citizen status.
Mr Smith, the MP for Crawley,
said: “Our nation’s treatment of the
Chagossian people is a blight on
our country’s conscience – one that
we can start to put right by helping
these Britons all to become British
overseas territories citizens.”
Earlier this month, the
s h a d o w Fo r e i g n S e c r e t a r y
Emily Thornberry urged the
Prime Minister to support other
Commonwealth members in their
efforts to right the “historic wrong”
of the Chagos Islands.
The Home Office was contacted
for comment yesterday.
By Andrew Woodcock
A new political party aiming to
overturn Brexit is focusing its
first electoral challenge on the
Remain-voting Conservative
borough of Wandsworth.
Nine of the 16 candidates being
fielded by the Renew party in
the English council elections on
3 May are standing in the south
London borough, which had one
of the strongest Remain votes (75
per cent) in the 2016 referendum.
It is also a key target for Labour.
The UK’s treatment of Chagossians
was described by one MP as a ‘blight
on our country’s conscience’ AFP
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NEWS
EDUCATION
Fifth of children ‘doubt their academic ability’
By Alison Kershaw
Nearly one in five young people
shows signs of doubting their academic abilities and self-worth, according to a study.
Boys are just as likely to have these
feelings about themselves as girls,
it suggests. These traits are strong
indicators that children’s mental
health and wellbeing are at risk, the
report by GL Assessment argues.
The study is based on an analysis
of responses given by more than
850,000 seven to 14-year-olds in the
UK to questions relating to how they
feel about themselves and school.
This information was linked to
different factors that can indicate issues with a pupil’s wellbeing – such
as their self-regard and work ethic.
It concludes that 19 per cent have
low to moderately low attitudes to
“perceived learning capability”,
while the same percentage had low
to moderately low attitudes for “selfregard as a learner”. In addition, 18
per cent were in these categories for
“attitudes to attendance” and 15 per
cent for “general work ethic”.
“There is little gender variation
in most factors – boys are just as ‘at
risk’ and as vulnerable as girls”, the
report argues, adding that the main
exception was that a significantly
higher proportion of boys scored
poorly for “preparedness for learning” compared with girls.
Greg Watson, GL Assessment’s
chief executive, said: “These oftenhidden attitudinal issues can have a
big impact on attainment.
“When you add in other issues,
such as a lax work ethic and a poor
attendance record, the chances of
children becoming unhappy or ill
increase significantly.”
Mr Watson added that:
“These negative attitudes
are precisely those that
practitioners fear put children’s
wellbeing at risk.”
TECHNOLOGY
Facebook vows more
transparency in ads
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Facebook has promised to ensure
greater transparency around political adverts by next May’s local elections in the UK.
Ads will be labelled as “political”
and details of who paid for them will
be displayed, Mike Schroepfer, the
social network’s chief technology officer, told MPs yesterday.
A searchable advert database will
also be created, with information in-
Mike Schroepfer of Facebook answers
MPs’ questions yesterday PA
cluding how many times an ad had
been viewed, its demographic target and how much money had been
spent, he added.
“We’re going to mark all political
ads prior to the 2019 local elections,
and explain who paid for them, and
provide a lot more transparency. It’s
an important issue,” he said.
He was giving evidence to the
Department of Culture, Media and
Sport Select Committee’s inquiry
into fake news and misinformation
after the boss of Facebook, Mark
Zuckerberg, declined the committee’s request to attend.
He admitted Facebook had made
a mistake in not informing its users
that their data had been misused
by Cambridge Analytica when the
company was first made aware of
the practice in 2015. “What happened with Cambridge Analytica
represents a breach of trust, and we
are deeply sorry,” he said. “We made
mistakes and we are taking steps to
make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Conservative MP Julian Knight
called Facebook a “morality-free zone
destructive to a fundamental right of
privacy. You aren’t an innocent party
wronged by the likes of Cambridge
Analytica. You are the problem.”
CONSUMER
Whirlpool accused of failing to
act on fire-risk tumble dryers
By Josie Clarke
White goods manufacturer Whirlpool and retailers are failing to give
correct safety information to customers affected by fire-risk tumble dryers, a consumer group has warned.
Which? said its undercover investigation found that customer service
staff from Whirlpool and retailers
AO.com, Argos, Co-op Electricals,
Currys PC World, John Lewis and
Very/Littlewoods were not giving full
and appropriate safety advice when
contacted about tumble dryer models subject to a safety notice.
Which? made 12 calls to each of the
customer service departments of the
six retailers to ask for advice about
burning smells coming from either a
Hotpoint or Indesit model.
The watchdog said customer service staff gave “inadequate, inconsistent and potentially dangerous
advice”. Not one call resulted in what
it considered an acceptable response.
In only one of five calls to Whirlpool
did the operator give the correct safety advice, which is to unplug and not
use the tumble dryer until modified.
Earlier this year, a parliamentary
report found up to one million defective dryers are potential fire hazards
in UK homes. Which? is calling on the
Office for Product Safety and Standards to take action against Whirlpool
and demanded a full product recall of
the affected tumble dryers.
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ARCHAEOLOGY
Hadrian’s Wall holds family secrets
ByEmily Beament
Burial remains of a woman and fiveyear-old child found by Hadrian’s
Wall show the famous military fortification was also a centre for Roman
family life, experts said.
The previously unseen Roman
cremation urns are going on display
at nearby Birdoswald Roman Fort,
Cumbria. The remains may have
been those of mother and child,
challenging the notion that Hadrian’s Wall was the preserve of military men, English Heritage said.
At nearby Corbridge Roman
Town, infant feeding bottles, the
remnants of a doll, a bone whistle
and evidence of board games will be
on show. The exhibitions are part of
a £1.8m investment by the heritage
charity to bring to life the stories of
people who lived along the Roman
empire’s north-western frontier.
Hadrian’s Wall,
Cumbria, and
left, an infant’s
feeding bottle
which was found
buried there PA
HEALTH
‘Genius’ doctors praised for surgery
that saved the life of unborn baby
By Tom Wilkinson
A mother has praised medics who
carried out life-saving surgery on
her unborn baby and called the procedure “genius”.
Scans at 28 weeks revealed Ruth
Elder’s baby had developed hydrops
fetalis – an abnormal accumulation
of fluid around the heart, lungs and
inside the abdomen of her unborn
child. An initial attempt to remove
the fluid failed, so Professor Stephen
Robson led a team at Newcastle’s
Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in
performing the in utero surgery,
guided by ultrasound.
Mrs Elder, 32, from Chester-leStreet, County Durham, said: “It
all happened really quickly so there
wasn’t a great deal of time to worry
about what the procedure would entail, I just wanted them to do what-
ever they needed to do to try to save
our baby.”
Professor Robson placed a chest
shunt into her abdomen, through
the wall of the womb and into the
baby’s chest wall to remove fluid
from around the lungs. Mrs Elder,
married to Ross and also mother
of three-year-old Henry, only had
local anaesthetic.
Professor Robson said the shunt
was risky but it was the only option
as the baby was so ill and, without it,
her chances of survival were low. He
said: “There aren’t a large number
of fetal abnormalities that you can
treat in the womb, but this option is
sometimes available and intervention can be very effective. The procedure was carried out under local
anaesthetic so Ruth was very tough.”
The operation was a success and
six weeks later Ruth gave birth to
Ruth and Ross Elder’s daughter,
Harriet, had fluid removed from
around her lungs while in the womb PA
Harriet via caesarean section on 10
July last year. Harriet was allowed
home in September after further
treatment in the neonatal intensive
care unit.
Mrs Elder said: “When Harriet
was born, we were terrified, we had
a desperately ill baby and a twoyear-old who wondered where his
mummy was. We just couldn’t have
got through it all without all of the
amazing staff at the RVI and the
Great North Children’s Hospital.
“It was just genius what Professor Robson did. Harriet’s condition
was so rare and she was so poorly, we
weren’t even given odds of survival.”
Mrs Elder said that, although Harriet has complex medical conditions,
she is doing “really well”.
The family arranged a tea party to
raise £5,000 for the Fetal Medicine
Fund to thank the team.
PEOPLE
Parents pledge to build bridges with doctors for Alfie’s benefit
By Paul Gallagher
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
The parents of Alfie Evans have
pledged to work with doctors to
give him “the dignity and comfort
he needs”.
Alfie’s father, Tom, 21, also appealed to the family’s many supporters to step aside and allow them to
“form a relationship” with Alder Hey
Children’s Hospital and to “build a
bridge and walk across it”.
In a statement released after a
meeting with Alder Hey doctors, Mr
Evans said that in his son’s interests
he and Kate would now work together with doctors. He praised Alder
Hey staff for their “professionalism”.
“Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on
Alfie. Our little family, along with
Alder Hey, has become the centre of
attention for many people and it has
meant we have not been able to live
our lives as we would like.”
He said they were grateful for so
much support but he asked people
to “return to your everyday lives and
allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to
form a relationship, build a bridge
and walk across it.”
“We also wish to thank Alder Hey
staff at every level for their dignity
and professionalism during what
must be an incredibly difficult time
for them too. Together we recognise
the strains recent events have put
upon us all and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.
“In Alfie’s interests we will work
with his treatment team on a plan
that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.”
CRIME
Trial date set
for Hatton
Garden suspect
By Henry Vaughan
The final suspect in the Hatton Garden safe deposit heist will stand trial
in September, a court has heard.
Michael Seed, 57, is said to be the
mystery member of the gang referred to as Basil.
At least £13.7m of gold, cash and
gems was ransacked from 73 boxes
at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in
London’s diamond district after a
drill was used to bore a hole into the
vault wall.
Seed (inset) was arrested in a
raid on his flat in Liverpool Road,
Islington, north London,
last month, almost
three years after
the 2015 Easter
weekend burglary.
Prosecutors allege items of jewellery, precious
stones and gold ingots found at his home
were stolen in the raid.
Seed is charged with conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to conceal or disguise criminal property.
He failed to appear at Woolwich
Crown Court, south-east London,
after refusing to leave Wandsworth
prison, where he is on remand.
The court heard he feared for his
safety if he was sent to Belmarsh, the
high-security jail next to Woolwich
Crown Court. He is expected to enter
pleas next month.
At an earlier hearing his lawyersaid his client “fashions jewellery”
and will deny the charges. Six men
have been convicted and jailed.
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SPORT
TSB customers’ overdraft fees waived
By Catherine Wylie
TSB customers will not have to
pay overdraft charges this month
following IT problems with its
internet banking service.
The chief executive, Paul
Pester, said yesterday that he was
“putting things right” after the
lender’s internet banking portal
was still only working at about
50 per cent of normal capacity.
Mr Pester admitted that what
happened was “not good enough”.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today
programme: “Many customers
may have used their overdraft
in April more than they were
expected to.
“They may not have been able
to see their account or manage
their account, so today we are
announcing that there will be no
overdraft fees or any overdraft
charges for any of our customers
through April.”
On Wednesday, the bank said
it was working “round the clock”
to fix problems that struck
following a major IT upgrade on
Sunday night. Five out of every
10 customers who tried to access
internet banking were still facing
persistent problems yesterday.
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Skateboarding will become an Olympic sport at the 2020 Games in Tokyo GETTY
Top skateboarders come to town
By Katie Grant
A prestigious skateboarding
competition will be staged in the
UK as the sport prepares to make
its inaugural Olympic appearance
at the 2020 Games.
London is to play host to the
first stage in the 2018 Street
League Skateboar ding (SLS) Pro
Open next month, with organisers
declaring the event a “major
coup” for the capital.
As well as showcasing the
world’s best street skaters, the
contest will shine a spotlight on
the city’s “rich street skating
scene, challenging negative
perceptions of the sport and
celebrating the creativity,
physicality, and sense of
community at its core”,
according to organisers.
Participants will compete at
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on
26 and 27 May in a custom-built
concrete skate plaza. The 2020
Games are taking place in Tokyo.
EDUCATION
One in five college
principals ‘is paid
more than the PM’
of the University and College Union,
said: “College principals who pocket
More than a fifth of college principals huge pay rises while pleading
took home salaries higher than that poverty on staff pay look greedy
of the Prime Minister last year, and hopelessly out of touch. Many of
figures suggest.
the worst offenders are at recently
About 6 per cent were paid at merged colleges, but we are clear that
least £200,000, according to data mergers are no excuse for inflating
published by the Education and Skills senior pay.”
Funding Agency (ESFA). The figures
The salaries of college principals
are likely to fuel debate over
have some way to go if they
pay for leaders working
are to rival those in the
in the public sector and
university sector, where
come at a time when
vice chancellors
t h e p ay p ac kage s
t a ke h o m e n e a rl y
Number of
of university vice
£270,000 on average.
principals paid at
chancellors are firmly
Their spiralling pay
least £151,000 in
in the spotlight.
levels were branded
the year to 31 July
The data, based on
“immoral” by MPs this
2017. The Prime
Minister earns
the financial records of
year. The figures come
£150,000
304 further education and
as it was revealed that
sixth-form colleges for the
UK universities saw their
year ending 31 July 2017, show
income rise by £915m, or 2.7 per
17 college principals earning at least cent, between 2015-16 and 2016-17.
£200,000. And 66 (22 per cent) took
The Department for Education
home at least £151,000. Theresa May said: “Further education and sixthearns around £150,000 a year.
form colleges are free to set their
Colleges receive taxpayer funding, own salaries for staff but we would
for example to provide A-level expect these to be fair, appropriate
courses and other qualifications for and justified. We would expect any
sixth-formers.
pay to reflect the complexity and size
Sally Hunt, the general secretary of the leadership task.”
By Alison Kershaw
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ENVIRONMENT
CRIME
By Tom Bawden
Knife offences
soar by 22% to
highest level
since 2010
Rising crime rates linked to stress
caused by high levels of pollution
ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
Air pollution pushes up crime rates
in Britain’s biggest cities as people’s
stress levels increase, researchers
have claimed. The study suggests
crime rates rise by up to 8.4 per cent
on the most polluted days of the year.
Writing in an academic discussion
paper, scientists suggest shoplifting,
car theft, common assault and sexual
harassment are among the crimes
linked to a rise in pollution.
The finding was treated with
scepticism by some researchers but
Dr Sefi Roth, of the London School of
Economics and one of the authors of
the report, was confident of the link.
“I wasn’t surprised to see a link
between air pollution and crime but
I was surprised by the magnitude of
the increase – it has a really, really
strong effect,” he said.
He suggested the cause of the
crime rise was an increase in the
stress hormone cortisol brought on
by the additional pollution. The study,
published by the Institute of Labour
Economics in Bonn, looked at crime
and pollution figures in London,
but researchers believe the pattern
is replicated in other cities with
high levels of air pollution such as
Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester
and Oxford.
Air pollution levels vary from
day to day, depending on factors
including traffic, temperature and
wind direction. It contributes to an
estimated 40,000 early deaths a year,
as traffic, households and industry
spew tiny “particulates” and harmful
gases into the air.
Serious crimes such as murder,
rape and knife attacks, however,
appear not be influenced by rising
pollution, the study noted.
“As well as bringing health benefits,
our research suggests reducing air
pollution in urban areas could be a
cost-effective way to reduce crime,”
said Dr Roth. “If numbers of less
serious crimes could be reduced, the
police could be freed up to allocate
more resources to these types of very
serious incidents.”
By Hayden Smith
A Greenpeace protest targets a Queen Victoria statue in London. Many of Britain’s cities breach pollution limits GETTY
In February this year,
the Government was
ordered to do more to tackle
illegal levels of air pollution.
Mr Justice Garnham ruled that
ministers’ current plans were
“not sufficient” and “unlawful”.
Critics of the study, which has
yet to be peer-reviewed, said there
could be other reasons for the crime
rises.
“There could be some other
factor that causes air pollution to be
high on some days, and completely
independently causes the crime rate
to increase,” said Professor Kevin
McConway, of the Open University.
Many of Britain’s cities have
consistently breached legal air
pollution limits.
Research LED street lights pose increased cancer risk
Exposure to the blue light emitted
from modern street LED lighting
can lead to an increased risk
of breast and prostate cancer,
according to researchers.
A team of scientists used nighttime images taken by astronauts on
the International Space Station to
evaluate outdoor levels of artificial
light and compared that to health
data from 4,000 people aged
between 20 and 85.
The researchers, led by the
Barcelona Institute for Global
Health (ISGlobal) and involving
the University of Exeter, found the
bluer the light emission that people
in large cities were exposed to, the
higher the risk of cancer.
The study, published in
Environmental Health Perspective,
also found participants, who were
asked to complete questionnaires
about their indoor exposure to
artificial light and who lived in
homes with darker rooms – for
example by using shutters – had a
lower risk than those who did not.
Dr Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel,
from the University of Exeter, said:
“Humans have evolved to need light
during the day and darkness at night.
“As towns and cities replace older
lighting, we’re all exposed to higher
levels of blue lights, which can
disrupt our biological clocks.
“It’s imperative that we know for
sure whether this increases our
risk of cancer. Scientists have long
suspected this may be the case.”
TECHNOLOGY
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Google swaps gun emoji
for water pistol on Android
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Google has replaced its gun emoji
with a water pistol, following in
the footsteps of other major tech
firms as they seek to distance
themselves from realistic-looking
firearm depictions.
The icon (right) has changed on
Google’s Android operating system
for smartphones and tablets from a
realistic-looking silver handgun to a
bright orange water pistol.
Apple, Samsung, the messaging
Police have registered sharp
increases in knife and gun crime,
official figures have revealed,
fuelling fresh concern over
spiralling levels of violence.
Forces in England and Wales
also recorded rises in homicides
and robberies last year as
statisticians warned that “highharm” offences were on the rise.
The findings prompted scrutiny
of the Government’s efforts to
make Britain’s streets safer, while
Labour seized on the data to
pile fresh pressure on the Home
Secretary, Amber Rudd, after
she faced calls to resign over the
Windrush scandal.
Ministers said overall
levels of crime are stable but
acknowledged that some of
the rise in police-recorded
violence is genuine.
Data released by the Office
for National Statistics (ONS)
showthat forces logged 39,598
offences involving a knife or
sharp instrument in 2017, a
22 per cent increase compared
with the previous year – and the
highest number registered since
comparable records started in
2010. Firearms offences were
also up, by 11 per cent, to 6,604
recorded crimes.
These offences tend to be
disproportionately concentrated
in London and other metropolitan
areas, the ONS said. But it added
that most police force areas saw
similar rises in violent crime.
Homicides were up by 54, or
9 per cent, to a total of 653. In
the overall category of “violence
against the person”, there were 1.3
million crimes logged, a rise of a
fifth on the number in 2016.
Recorded burglary and robbery
offences went up by 9 per cent and
33 per cent, while the separate
Crime Survey for England and
Wales showed a 17 per cent jump
in vehicle thefts.
app WhatsApp and Twitter have
all opted for water gun depictions
in recent years, meaning Google’s
decision was probably due to a desire
for cross-platform compatibility,
according to Emojipedia.
Apple made the change in August
2016 following a spate of gun
violence in the US, including the
shooting of Philando Castile and
five police officers in Dallas during
an anti-violence protest.
Google had previously been
reluctant to make the switch to a
water pistol.
Samsung and Twitter recently
updated their own emoji sets
from hand guns to water pistols,
and Microsoft has announced its
intentions to eventually switch to a
blaster-style pistol.
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IRAN
Steaming
up in
Somerset
British-Iranian
professor held
for ‘being a spy’
By Jon Gambrell
IN DUBAI
A British-Iranian academic has been
detained in Iran by the country’s
hardline Revolutionary Guard,
becoming the latest dual national
held there since the 2015 nuclear deal
was agreed.
Abbas Edalat (inset),
a mathematician who
w o rk s a t I m p e r i a l
College London, was
one of several people
arrested by the guards
amid claims that he
was part of a “network
affiliated with Britain”, the
Iranian Fars news agency said.
Fars, which is believed to be close
to the Revolutionary Guard, cited
a source that accused the group
of leading the 2009 unrest in Iran
surrounding the disputed re-election
of hard-line president Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. Fars offered no
evidence to support the allegation.
In London, the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office said it was
“urgently seeking information”
after the New York-based Centre for
Human Rights in Iran first reported
Mr Edalat had been detained.
Imperial College said Mr Edalat
had worked there since 1989 and was
a “valued colleague”. It added:
“We are understandably
concerned for his welfare.”
Mr Edalat travelled
to Iran for an academic
workshop and was
arrested on 15 April, the
Centre for Human Rights
in Iran said. Iran does not
recognise dual nationalities,
so detainees such as Mr Edalat
cannot receive consular assistance.
Another British-Iranian, charity
worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,
38, has been in prison in Iran since
she was arrested in April 2016 while
visiting her family with her daughter.
She denies allegations that she was
plotting against the Tehran regime. AP
A 1920s ‘Mogul’ steam
locomotive, coupled
to a 10-carriage train,
leaves Yeovil Junction
in Somerset yesterday.
The locomotive hauled
the train between
Yeovil, Dorchester
and Weymouth for the
first time in more than
50 years. Yesterday’s
journey was part of
a nine-day tour of
England, Scotland
and Wales which ends
at Victoria station in
London today. GETTY
COURTS
Roma fans charged over attack on Liverpool supporter
By Eleanor Barlow and Pat Hurst
Two Italian men were remanded
in custody yesterday when they
appeared in court charged over
an incident which left a Liverpool
football fan fighting for his life.
Filippo Lombardi, 20, and Daniele
Sciusco, 29, both appeared at South
Sefton magistrates’ court accused
of violent disorder before the
Champions League semi-final at
Anfield on Tuesday.
Mr Lombardi was also charged
with wounding and/or inflicting
grievous bodily harm on 53-year-
old Sean Cox, who received serious
head injuries when he was assaulted
before the match between Liverpool
and Roma.
No pleas were indicated and the
case was sent to Liverpool Crown
Court, where both men will appear
on 24 May.
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‘Nice grandpa’
arrested in 1970s
Golden State
Killer inquiry
Sheriffs at James
DeAngelo’s house;
Mr DeAngelo (left)
and a 1970s police
photofit AFP/GETTY
By Don Thompson
IN SACRAMENTO
A former police officer described as
a “nice old grandpa” by his neighbours has been arrested by authorities in California, who believe he is
the notorious Golden State Killer of
the 1970s and 80s.
James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested
at his home on Tuesday after DNA
linked him to crimes committed by
the man thought to have carried out
12 murders, 50 rapes and more than
120 burglaries.
Initially he was charged with
eight counts of murder and could
face dozens more charges relating
to crimes across California.
Also known as the East Area Rapist, the armed and masked prowler
sneaked in through windows at
night and surprised sleeping victims who ranged in age from 13 to 41.
When encountering a couple, he
was known to tie up the man and
pile dishes on his back. He threatened to kill both victims if he heard
plates crash to the floor while he
INVESTIGATION
Police fail to acknowledge
writer’s work in solving case
By Amanda Lee Myers
Sacramento Sheriff Scott
Jones’s detectives “dogged
determination” allowed them
to take vital DNA samples from
items that the Golden State
Killer suspect James DeAngelo
had discarded.
But yesterday another claim
was made about who should
take the credit for nabbing
the suspect. The crime spree
was so notorious that writer
Michelle McNamara researched
and wrote a book on the case.
She died in 2016, but her book,
published posthumously this
year, has become a best-seller – a
grim testament to the fact that
despite being hunted for nearly
half a century, after committing
at least 12 murders and 50 rapes
between the years of 1976 and
1986, the killer was still at large.
The dead writer’s husband
said yesterday that her dogged
detective work may have helped
police find the suspect, “though
the cops are never going to say
it”. He and McNamara’s fans
said they were disappointed
when police did not give her
credit at a news conference. AP
raped the woman. He then ransacked the house, taking souvenirs,
notably coins and jewellery, before
fleeing on foot or bicycle.
Despite an outpouring of thousands of tips over the years, Mr
DeAngelo’s name had not been on
the radar of law enforcement before last week, Sacramento County
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said.
A break in the case and the arrest
came together in “light speed” during the past six days, Ms Schubert
said, though authorities refused
to reveal what led to Mr DeAngelo
being identified as the likely culprit.
The wave of horrifying crimes
had brought an end to a more innocent era in the Sacramento suburbs
when children played outside until
dark and people didn’t lock their
doors, Ms Schubert said.
“It all changed,” said Schubert,
who was a teenager at the time.
“For anyone that lived here in this
community the memories are very
vivid. You can ask anyone who grew
up here. Everyone has a story.” AP
In tomorrow’s
Authentic Italy
Lonely Planet’s guide to
unmissable experiences
Mr DeAngelo was a
police officer in the San
Joaquin Valley from 1973 to 1976,
at a time a burglar known as the
Visalia Ransacker was active.
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Macron believes Trump
will ditch Iran nuclear deal
By Sandra Maler
IN WASHINGTON
The French President Emmanuel
Macron thinks he may have failed
in his efforts to persuade Donald
Trump to stick to an international
nuclear deal with Iran.
“My view is... that he will get rid of
this deal on his own, for domestic reasons,” Mr Macron said at the end of a
three-day state visit to the US.
Mr Trump has until 12 May to decide whether to ditch the deal or not.
The French President said he had no
“inside information” on whether Mr
Trump would pull the United States
out of the accord but that it was clear
he “is not very eager to defend it”.
Mr Macron’s remarks to French
reporters came at the end of his visit
to Washington, during which he discussed Iran as well as trade barriers.
On Tuesday, Mr Trump called
the deal “ridiculous” but did not say
whether he would withdraw the US
by the 12 May deadline he has set.
Mr Macron pointed out that withdrawing America from the deal was
a campaign commitment that Mr
Trump took to defend his calls for
a new plan to curb Iranian nuclear
weapons. Speaking before leaving
Washington on Wednesday night, the
French President said the new fourpronged agreement would be a “very
important complement” to the existing 2015 accord.
Western envoys have said that
Britain, France and Germany are
Lawyer will stay silent
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer,
Michael Cohen, has said that he will
invoke his constitutional right to
remain silent in a civil case brought
by porn star Stormy Daniels.
Mr Cohen has been asking a
federal judge in Los Angeles to
delay the case after FBI agents
raided his home and office earlier
this month, seeking records about
a non-disclosure agreement Ms
Daniels signed days before the 2016
presidential election.
Ms Daniels claims she had an
affair with Mr Trump in 2006
and has sued to invalidate the
confidentiality agreement that
prevents her discussing it.
nearing a package that seeks to persuade Mr Trump to save the pact.
But Iran insisted that the deal cannot
be changed or built on.
“Any change or amendment to the
deal will not be accepted by Iran,”
said Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “If Trump exits
the deal, Iran will surely pull out of
it... Iran will not accept a nuclear deal
with no benefits for us.”
Mr Macron insisted on the importance of talking to all sides, including
Iran’s ally Russia, and said the world
should not force anything on Iran.
The German Chancellor Angela
Merkel is due to visit Mr Trump in
Washington today, with the Iran nuclear deal and new US trade tariffs
likely to be on the agenda. REUTERS
Donald Trump is critical
of the 2015 nuclear deal
because it fails to address Iran’s
ballistic missile programme
and its growing sphere of
influence across the Middle East,
particularly in Syria.
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We are both dragon energy, says
Kanye about ‘brother’ President
By Maya Oppenheim
Kanye West has been pictured
wearing a red “Make America Great
Again” baseball hat in California,
apparently brushing off a backlash
over his tweets in support of
Donald Trump.
The rapper strolled out of his
office in Los Angeles, holding his
phone after a day of firing off over 80
controversial tweets, some of which
voiced support for the US President.
West (inset, with the President),
who has voiced his support for Mr
Trump in the past, was holding
a smoothie and surrounded by
his entourage.
A day earlier, the musician,
posted a selfie wearing one of
Mr Trump’s trademark hats
before revealing it was
signed by the President.
Earlier, he tweeted: “You
don’t have to agree with
Trump but the mob can’t
make me not love him. We
are both dragon energy. He
is my brother. I love everyone.
I don’t agree with everything
anyone does. That’s what makes
us individuals. And we have the
right to independent thought.” An
hour later, he wrote that his wife, the
reality TV star and Trump critic
Kim Kardashian West,
“wanted me to make
this clear to everyone
– I d o n’ t a g r e e
w i t h eve r y t h i n g
Trump does”.
Mr
Trump
replied to the first
tweet which referred
to the President as
West’s “brother”. “Thank
you Kanye, very cool!” he wrote.
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UNITED STATES
White House doctor hit with drink-drive allegation
Emmanuel
Macron is mobbed
as he visits George
Washington
University GETTY
By Hope Yen
The White House doctor, Ronny
Jackson, has withdrawn as Donald
Trump’s nominee for the Veterans’
Affairs Secretary role after allegations that he crashed a government
car while driving drunk.
Democrats had also claimed in a
dossier published on the day of his
confirmation hearing that Mr Jackson had gained the nickname “Candyman” for his prescribing practices.
The hearing was postponed.
Dr Jackson said the charges were,
“completely false and fabricated”
and that he was “regretfully” walking away from the nomination to
lead the US government’s secondlargest agency,
Shortly after Dr Jackson dropped
out, President Trump praised him as
an “incredible man” and said there
was no proof of the allegations. AP
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ID
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INCEL
MOVEMENT
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TRUMP
POLITICAL
STATUES
WINDRUSH
SCANDAL
Debate over
effectiveness
of cards
Actions speak
louder than
words
Involuntary
celibates are
dangerous
Presidents
prepare
to meet
Are these
works of art
worth it?
Rudd and
May in
the dock
Financial Times
The Sun
Vice
Washington Post
HuffingtonPost
BBC
The Times
The anti-Semitism
evinced by the
Momentum wing of
Labour is tied into
an anti-American
worldview whose most
prominent proponent
is Mr Corbyn himself.
He has made the
required noises
against anti-Semitism
without doing
anything about it.
(Editorial)
ID cards can provide
a simple way of
identifying an
individual. But they
would reshape the
relationship between
the individual and the
state. It does not take
much imagination to
see how a voluntary
system could
become compulsory.
(Editorial)
The introduction of
ID cards could create
a legal floor from
which to deal with new
illegal immigration.
Those already here
and entitled would
register; those trying
to enter illegally would
lack the essential cards
and could be much
more easily removed.
(David Aaronovitch)
Corbyn can write
articles saying how
keen he is to stamp out
anti-Semitism. All that
matters is how he acts.
The conclusion is that
he doesn’t give a damn
about anti-Semitism.
Why would he?
Some of his friends
hate Jews.
(Stephen Pollard)
Daily Telegraph
Quote of
the day
Incels are
symptomatic of the
rise in the number of
young men who hold
deep-seated feelings
of loneliness and
disenfranchisement.
These men are isolated
until they find others
who share their views
online. As many
people are learning,
this can have tragic
consequences.
(Rachel Browne)
Donald Trump
promotes the
prospect of a major
breakthrough, while
promising to walk out
if he doesn’t get it. He
should work out what
sort of outcome from
the summit is realistic,
and then design a
careful strategy to
obtain it. That, after all,
is what the Koreans are
doing. (Editorial)
New Statesman
Kim Jong-un has been
characterised as an
unknown quantity
capable of lashing out
without reason. Much
the same description
could be applied to
Donald Trump. We can
hope they might find
something in common
when they meet.
(Editorial)
We are not dealing
with a movement of
miscreant misogynists
but a cult where their
rage can spill out
into terrorist acts of
ferocity. We should
consider incel no less
of a problem than other
forms of radicalisation.
(Mic Wright)
The Spectator
We must celebrate this
fantastic public art and
the achievements of
women, but we must
also continue the fight.
We must truly honour
and keep up the work
of those who came
before us by speaking
up until women are
equal – all women.
(Danielle Rowley)
The Guardian
The UK should have
a different approach
to pluralistic
memorialisation – no
more statues, and
instead a lot more
high-quality public
art in places such as
Parliament Square.
Britain does not need
more statues. Statues
don’t tell us what
is right and wrong.
(Martin Kettle)
The Home Secretary’s
reputation depends
on getting a handle on
this mess. One of her
colleagues told me the
“suspicious attitude”
of the Home Office
culture had to change.
There is still a tangle of
loose ends – right now
it’s not possible to be
sure what is going on.
(Laura Kuenssberg)
Sky
Mrs May defends
her policy against
illegal immigrants as
something that the
British people support.
What the British
public don’t support is
unfair mistreatment
of innocent citizens.
When it comes to
Windrush she has
fallen short.
(Beth Rigby)
LifeInBrief
KHURSHID DRABU JUDGE
The Downing
Street
operation
resembles a
cross between
the deck of the
‘Mary Celeste’
and the set
of ‘The Thick
of It’
Iain Martin
The political
commentator on
Westminster today
Britain’s first Muslim judge, Khurshid
Drabu, who has died aged 72, had an
extraordinary career of public service,
and devoted his life to working for
community cohesion and dialogue
between faiths.
Drabu was born in Srinagar, Kashmir,
in 1946; coming to Britain in 1971 as a
student, he never forgot his Kashmiri
roots and all his life remained active in
the fight for human rights there. He was
called to the bar of England and Wales
in 1977 and in the 1980s became wellknown for his expertise in immigration
law, winning several landmark cases.
In 1990 he joined the Commission
for Racial Equality (CRE) as its first
deputy legal director. Among his
responsibilities was carrying out a
review of the 1976 Race Relations Act
and it was under his watch that the
CRE brought attention to the glaring
inadequacy of protection for followers
of faiths from discrimination. In 1996
he was appointed to the immigration
judiciary and became vice president
of the immigration appeal tribunal in
2000, serving as senior immigration
judge until 2007, when he took
early retirement.
He continued, however, to sit as
a judge at the Upper Tribunal in the
Asylum and Immigration Chamber.
One of Drabu’s central concerns was
the state of the Muslim community
in Britain. He was one of the founders
of the Muslim Council of Britain, the
largest national Muslim body working
for the common good.
Drabu served it for 15 years as its
adviser on legal and constitutional
affairs. Concerned about worsening
Islamophobia following the terrorist
attacks of 9/11, he helped to create the
Mosques and Imams National Advisory
Board (Minab) in 2007 which aimed to
promote good governance in mosques
and higher standards of imams.
In 2005 he spoke about his fears for
a young generation of British Muslims
who found themselves alienated,
caught between Western modernity
and their own religious and social
traditions; his concern was that they
were “not being listened to“, and that
“their anger was not understood”. He
spoke eloquently too about the status
of women, suggesting for example that
the niqab has no scriptural basis and
had become a barrier.
He wanted Muslim youth “to see the
best of Islam without being alienated”.
The same could be said indeed of all the
non-Muslims who came into contact
with him: for his was a life devoted to
the meeting of minds.
A keen gardener, Drabu’s other great
passion was cricket. In his youth, he had
been a well-known cricketer for Jammu
and Kashmir: he once hit the renowned
Indian spinner Bishan Bedi for four
fours, a feat he took great pleasure in.
Always with a twinkle in his eye,
Drabu had a mischievous deadpan
sense of humour. Invariably modest
in his remarkable accomplishments,
he will be greatly missed but warmly
remembered. If ever there was a
citizen of the world, it was him.
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Born March 1946
Died 20 April 2018
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Wenger had it easy compared to Rudd
But Labour failed to take advantage of Home Secretary’s struggles
O
ne of the more
divisive debates in
football is how well
Arsenal Football
Club should be doing.
For some supporters
(I include myself in this category),
three FA Cups and a European
semi-final in four years isn’t failure
in any way, shape or form. For
others, considering the outlay on
players of debatable merit such as
Granit Xhaka or Shkodran Mustafi,
failing to finish in the Champions
League places for two years in a row
and no league title for more than a
decade is inexcusable for a club of
Arsenal’s stature.
A similar debate is raging at
Westminster about Amber Rudd,
the embattled Home Secretary.
Rudd has endured a week far
worse than anything Arsenal have
had to put up with under Arsène
Wenger: a grilling in front of the
Home Affairs Select Committee in
which she came close to misleading
Parliament, more horror stories
about her department and its
treatment of Commonwealth
Britons, and a gaffe about whether
or not the UK will remain in a
customs union after Brexit.
No one doubts that Rudd has
had a bad week. The question is
whether she could have had a better
one. On the Conservative right,
Rudd has plenty of enemies so it
is in their interest to believe the
problem is all her. But the reality
is that, thanks to the disastrous
immigration policy inherited from
Theresa May, which she cannot
change or criticise, thanks to the
undeliverable Brexit she opposed,
it is hard to see how the week could
have gone better.
In fact, it could and should have
gone worse. One reason for Rudd’s
woes is that voters want two things,
which can’t be reconciled with one
another: the first is an immigration
system that ensnares everyone who
is here illegally; the second is an
immigration system which doesn’t
No one doubts
that Rudd has
had a bad week.
In fact, it could
and should have
gone worse
Tough week:
Arsène Wenger
and Amber Rudd
have had to face
the music GETTY
make life more difficult for people
who have been here legally in times
gone past, when citizens of the
former Commonwealth and Empire
could come and go freely.
That contradiction can and
should have been exposed more
effectively by Labour, but it failed
to do so. The problem is that the
Opposition has a lot in common
with the electorate: they aren’t sure
if they oppose the Government’s
immigration policies in general, or
merely when they affect a group
of immigrants who command
public sympathy. One of the few
politicians who knows for sure is
David Lammy, the Labour MP for
Tottenham, one of the handful of
politicians who voted against the
policies that led to the Windrush
mess to begin with. In his heart,
Jeremy Corbyn, his leader, agrees
with him: he, too, was one of the
few politicians to oppose the
Immigration Act of 2014, which
started the whole sorry mess.
But Corbyn is not a natural
performer in the House of
Commons, the arena where Rudd
and May would have something to
fear from a sharper parliamentary
operator. Corbyn’s political talents
lie in other arenas: at rallies, on the
campaign trail and within the field
of Labour’s internal politics.
That means the task falls to
other politicians who are better
parliamentary operators but are
less committed as far as the party’s
official position – opposition to the
policies that made the mess in the
first place – go.
In the absence of a quick-footed
Labour leader, the chair of the
Home Affairs Select Committee,
Labour’s Yvette Cooper, would
usually be the next most effective
line of opposition. But Cooper
supported the Immigration Act in
2014 and her scrutiny of May and
Rudd focuses very narrowly on the
Government’s net migration target.
The Conservative aspiration to
get immigration down to “the tens
of thousands” has little to do with
the Windrush crisis: the problem
isn’t the target, but a system that
requires British citizens who have
been here 30 years to comply with a
ridiculously high level of proof.
Scrapping the migration target
might make it easier for Windrush
Britons to avoid deportation – but
it wouldn’t save them from the
other unintended consequences of
the Immigration Act, which is that
because the requirements it places
on landlords and small businesses
are so difficult to navigate, many
are starting to discriminate against
those with unusual names or dark
skin in order to avoid the hassle.
The average Labour MP is
somewhere roughly between the
Corbyn position and the Cooper
one: they know that there can be
no meaningful respite without
dismantling the Immigration Act
en bloc but they feel nervous about
articulating that. So between
a Labour leader in the right
position without the ability to
take advantage of it and a senior
backbencher with the right ability
but the wrong policy, Amber Rudd
survives. Which is more than you
can say for Wenger.
Stephen Bush is special
correspondent for the
‘New Statesman’
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I actually feel rather
sorry for Amber Rudd
and Theresa May. The
“hostile environment”
was a response to the
perceived democratically
expressed will of the
British people in various
elections and polls years
ago, the catalyst being
the rise (at the time) of
Ukip. The fact that they
were both so spineless
that they did not find the
moral fibre to stand up to
this sort of pressure does
them no credit.
CHRIS CURSON
BRIGHTON, EAST
SUSSEX
Taxes must not
go on Windrush
It is right, proper and
just that those affected
by the Windrush
scandal should be
fully compensated for
their personal losses.
However, the question
arises as to who should
pay for this –certainly
not the ordinary
taxpayer. The scandal
is entirely the fault
of Theresa May and
Amber Rudd, so the cost
should come out of their
pockets.The tax I pay I
expect to go to the NHS,
schools, transport and
other things that benefit
society as a whole, not
to cover up the blatant
and deliberate decisions
made by those in charge.
PETER CRITCHLEY
BURY ST EDMUNDS,
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a piece last year about
a Jamaican person who,
with about 90 others,
was sent back to Jamaica
on a chartered flight paid
by immigration services.
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am right this scandal has
been going on for more
than 15 months.
IAN L BORRMANN
KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK
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Second time
unlucky
Amber Rudd must
have the safest job in
the Government. This
is the second time she
has covered for Theresa
May. The first was when
after calling for a general
election it all went pearshaped and Amber Rudd
stepped up and did the
live debate for her.
She is now covering
Mrs May’s back over the
Windrush scandal. The
Prime Minister knows
that if Amber Rudd
goes she will be totally
exposed and have to
answer to her actions
whilst she was the
Home Secretary.
RACHAEL WILSON
NOTTINGHAM
the sugar content of
some of our cereals.
Why don’t the
manufacturers just stop
putting sugar per se in
their products, so then
if the consumer wants a
sweet bowl of cereal all
they have to do is add it?
C T BAKER
WELLINGTON,
SOMERSET
Saintly matters
of fact
Christian values
and Alfie’s case
I feel I should comment
on the letter of Michael
Matthews (i, 26 April). St
David is not from Wales,
he’s from Ireland. St
Patrick is not from Wales
or Ireland, but Scotland.
CHRISTINE PEARSON
CHURCH STRETTON,
SHROPSHIRE
Deborah Orr (My
View, 26 April) almost
negates her reasoned
comments on the case of
Alfie Evans by invoking
“Christian values” as
being instrumental in
whipping up protest and
outrage.
As a Christian
apologist I suggest that
a majority of thinking
Christian people are of
the same mind as herself.
EVELYN TAYLOR
WITNEY, OXFORDSHIRE
As a resident of the
South East I have felt
increasingly excluded
from the discussions
your correspondents
from our Celtic fringes
have been having about
their patron saints. I
would like to propose
St Waitrose for the
Home Counties and, for
London, the patron saint
of gin and tonics,
St Gordon.
BARRY SNELSON
STREATLEY, READING
Stop putting
sugar in cereals
I have just seen HughFearnley-Whittingstall’s
BBC programme about
Deborah has written one
of the most balanced
articles I have read
relating to the sad issue
of Alfie Evans’ illnesses.
I am appalled at some
of the treatment meted
out to the excellent
staff at Alder Hey,
some of whom have
been distracted from
their care of other sick
children by protracted
court proceedings.
I presume a significant
amount of the cost of
these proceedings have
been met from the public
purse at a time when the
NHS is having to cancel
treatment for others.
To imagine that the
staff in the NHS want
anything less than the
best for that little boy
is unconscionable.
DARREN EVANS
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Congratulations to Clare
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chef – but why is there
a separate award for
women chefs at all?
MARTYN BEARDSLEY
NOTTINGHAM
Straitjacket
of education
I was much encouraged
to see your coverage of
the educational views of
Sir Ken Robinson (i, 26
April). He is right to be
critical of the straitjacket
of educational thinking
which blights our
youngsters. The article
raises fundamental
questions about the aims
of education.
The present aims
appear to concentrate on
producing an academic
elite at the expense of
everyone else. Would
we not be better off with
a system in which most
pupils leave school as
bright-eyed, confident,
responsible young adults
with a commitment to
life-long learning?
DAVID MCKAIGUE
WIRRAL
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still present
I bought a tape measure
recently – can any
readers tell me why after
all these years tapes still
have metric and imperial
measurements on them?
We have been metric for
donkey’s years but there’s
still a choice of feet and
inches, and millimetres
and centimetres.
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LUTON,
BEDFORDSHIRE
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Pioneer of the #Me Too movement,
Rose McGowan, says it is “nothing
short of a miracle” that she is “still
here and sane” after she revealed
the sexual abuse she accuses
Harvey Weinstein of, which the film
producer denies.
As one of the first to
speak out about the
abuse which has
been taking place
in Hollywood for
decades, McGowan
should be seen as
a heroine – instead
she says people are
avoiding her.
“I was a dangerous
quantity,” she tells T2.
“People didn’t want to catch what
I had. When you break it down, it’s
pretty strange.”
Now, McGowan says, she has quit
acting to continue to raise awareness
in both the US and UK: “I’m down for
a fight.”
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The times they are a-changin’: this is the new normal
POLITICS
Eleanor
Doughty
T
hey say that you only have
to do something for 21
days before it becomes a
habit. One of the political
establishment’s worst habits has
been repeated for far longer than 21
days; the hand-wringing use of the
phrase “these are not normal times”.
This is wheeled out in times of
strife. A few weeks ago, the New
Statesman’s political editor George
Eaton explained that Boris Johnson
could not be sacked over his
comments regarding conversations
with Porton Down scientists because
“these are not normal times”. In
November, James Chapman wrote
in this newspaper that, again, “these
are not normal political times”, and
as such the Conservatives “appear
to be struggling for any big theme
beyond Brexit”. In September 2016,
Jackie Ashley wrote in The Guardian
that “in normal political times…
Tory MPs who don’t like Brexit
would argue for… the electorate to
have their say.”
This expression has been active
for some time: in September 2006,
a Daily Express editorial opined that
“even in normal political times there
is little doubt the Chancellor would
come down on the side of tax rises”.
It is striking that in 12 years, the word
“normal” has still not been defined.
Management consultants have
a phrase that goes “what does
good look like?” If everything from
Gordon Brown’s tax decisions to
Johnson’s slip of the tongue are
politically abnormal, what exactly
does normal look like? One would
imagine that during the last 12 years,
this apparently peculiar behaviour
would have become normal, if
for no other reason than it had
happened before.
The trouble is that by saying, oh
so loftily, that the times we live in are
abnormal, we accept the behaviour
that is being described. It is true that
politics is different now to how it was
five years ago: a far-left politician
is the leader of the Labour Party,
and the prime minister resigned
live on television. But in the 1980s,
the far left vied for supremacy over
the Labour Party, and, in 1763, the
Earl of Bute had to resign after
introducing a cider tax, about which
the people rioted. This kind of thing
has been going on for centuries.
Housing minister Dominic Raab is
the latest politician to be sucked into
the abnormality black hole.
When recently he claimed that
migrants were pushing up house
prices, there was minor uproar, as
people pointed out that migrants
were more likely to be building
houses than buying them. The
response of the media was “this is
not normal”. What they meant was
“this is not nice”. A politician making
selective use of statistics to support
an anti-immigration agenda is one of
the oldest tricks in the book. Going
on about how weird all of these
to-dos are doesn’t get us any closer
to understanding where we are, and
how, should we want, to escape.
As we approach the two-year
anniversary of the EU referendum
that sparked a reissuing of this
tedious phrase, these truly are
normal times. Supposing that any of
this is merely a phase is unhelpful.
This is the political card we have
been dealt, for better or worse. The
sooner that we get to grips with this,
and stop hand-wringing about how
unusual everything is, the sooner we
will all be able to understand how to
deal with it.
SOCIETY
disquiet to the one that follows.
It takes only a glance at the past halfcentury of our national history to
demonstrate just how emphatically
the Whig view of comedy has gained
the upper hand.
Certainly, many of the jokes that
were told in my school playground
in the mid-1970s wouldn’t be given
houseroom there now. After all,
three of the great comic staples of
the inter-war era were mothersin-law, effeminacy and adultery, and
who would care to make a joke about
them now?
On the other hand, as the
Meechan case reminds us, policing
a joke is a very difficult business.
All very well fining the dog-trainer
£800 but, in most cases, someone
who wants to be offensive about
a minority group will be able
to find a way of doing it.
When British troops
were occupying the
Falkland Islands in the
1980s, for example,
an order went round
forbidding the soldiers
to refer to locals as
“Bennies”, after Benny
Hawkins, the somewhat stolid
character in Crossroads. A fortnight
later, the authorities were puzzled by
the frequent references to “Stills” –
“still Bennies”, that is.
It is not, of course, that the
unsayable can no longer (at any rate
publicly) be said. But when it is, it
tends to come from someone with a
much more intimate relationship to
the material. The forthcoming Radio
4 series by the Malawian comedian
Daliso Chaponda is, for instance, full
of immensely pointed jokes about
slavery. Chaponda, you won’t be
surprised to learn, is black.
DJ
Taylor
e
Who has
the right to
police jokes?
I
f nothing else, the conviction of
Mark Meechan on a race-hate
charge for training a dog
to make Nazi salutes
has had the welcome
side-effect of igniting a
debate about the nature
of humour. Meechan
(inset), fined £800 for
his oversight, has been
defended on free-speech
grounds and attacked
for gross insensitivity.
Lurking among the attempts
to establish what point he was
trying to prove are the makings
of a conversation about changing
comedic styles.
Just as there used to be a Whig
and a Tory view of history, in which
progress and stasis hotly contended,
so there is a Whig and a Tory view
of comedy. The latter maintains
that some things (bodily functions,
say, or banana-skins) are ipso facto
funny; the former insists that
humour changes over time, and that
what is a source of amusement to
one generation may cause serious
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By Sherna Noah
Forensic
Architecture
works with people
affected by social
and political
violence PA
‘Architectural detective agency’
among Turner Prize nominees
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
An “architectural detective agency”
that investigates cases of crime and
injustice has been shortlisted for
the Turner Prize. Forensic Architecture, a 16-member collective that
comprises architects, filmmakers, musicologists,
investigative journalists,
lawyers and software
developers, has been
nominated for its work
with communities affected by social and political violence.
Also on an overtly
political shortlist for the
£40,000 contemporary art
prize are Naeem Mohaiemen, 49,
Charlotte Prodger, 44, and Luke
Willis Thompson, 30, whose work
tackles “pressing political and humanitarian issues”.
Forensic Architecture, based at
Goldsmiths, University of London,
is nominated for its use of “innovative visualising evidence” to expose
the involvement of the German internal security service in a racially
motivated murder, presented at the
art festival Documenta 14.
It has collaborated with
Amnesty International
to create a 3D model
of the state-run Saydnaya military prison
in Syria (inset). The
group also analysed
debris created when
2,000 Israeli bombs,
missiles and shells
landed in the Gaza Strip,
in a bid to test whether the
Israelis were operating a policy of
attempting to kill captured soldiers.
Its next project, at the London
Design Biennale at Somerset House,
will be to train Yazidi people to docu-
Other contenders
Glasgow-based artist Charlotte
Prodger’s work uses her iPhone
“as a prosthesis or extension of the
nervous system. Body and device
become extensions of each other”.
Her films build a narrative exploring
relationships between queer bodies,
landscape, language, technology
and time.
Luke Willis Thompson’s Autoportrait is a black and white, silent
portrait of Diamond Reynolds in
the immediate aftermath of the fatal
shooting of her boyfriend by a US
police officer.
Naeem Mohaiemen’s films and
installations explore post-colonial
identity, migration, exile and refuge
through narratives using fiction and
social history.
An exhibition of work by
the artists will be held at
Tate Britain from 25 September
and the winner announced
in December. Zanzibar-born
painter Lubaina Himid was last
year’s winner.
ment evidence of destruction, genocide and enslavement perpetrated
by Isis. The exhibition will present
the process by which this evidence is
collected and reconstructed, alongside the objects used in the training
of Iraqis such as rigs made from
kites, bottles and helium balloons.
Professor Eyal Weizman, founder
of Forensic Architecture, said: “The
research project that will be displayed is also an important piece
of evidence that will hopefully help
bring the perpetrators of these war
crimes to account.”
Sir Elton John has signed up to read
a CBeebies Bedtime Story. The singer
and father of two, 71, will tell preschool viewers the story of The Dog
Detectives: Lost in London.
He is the latest big name to sign up
for the slot, which has featured Tom
Hardy, Dolly Parton, Suranne Jones,
Hollywood star Chris Evans, Damian
Lewis and Tim Peake.
Sir Elton, who recently announced
he will stop touring, after a mammoth
series of gigs, to spend time with his
children, said: “Family is always really important to me, no less so this
year, where they have been supporting me on my Farewell Tour launch
and working on the movie Sherlock
Gnomes. I now get to read a bedtime
story to families all over the UK on
CBeebies. It was a great day and I
hope you enjoy it.”
Sir Elton will tell the story of The
Dog Detectives on 3 May.
PEOPLE
Movie to profile
reporters behind
Weinstein scoop
By Sam Blewett
The reporters who triggered
Harvey Weinstein’s downfall
with the first report detailing
allegations of sexual harassment
against the movie mogul will
have their roles portrayed in a
Hollywood movie.
The New York Times journalists
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
scooped a Pulitzer Prize for their
reports. The rights to a film about
their efforts was purchased by
Annapurna Pictures and the Brad
Pitt-run Plan B Entertainment.
SYRIA CRISIS
SAVING LIVES IN THE RUBBLE
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim
recently returned from the
Syrian city of Raqqa, which
was taken from the Islamic
State group in October 2017.
“I’m an A&E specialist in London and I’m used to dealing
with major trauma cases. But in just one month in Raqqa,
I treated more severely wounded people than I’ve seen in the
past ten years in A&E.
Raqqa has been mostly destroyed. The streets are littered
with improvised explosive devices and residents trying to
rebuild their city are being wounded and killed.
A boy from Raqqa is treated for burns in MSF’s clinic in Ain Issa camp. Photograph © Chris Huby
MSF opened an emergency room in Raqqa within three
weeks of the end of the offensive. It’s just an ordinary house
with a few rooms, but we’ve been inundated with patients.
The blast victims ranged from people with shrapnel wounds
to people whose arms or lower limbs had been blown off.
Our job was to stabilise the patients with the aim of
transferring them for surgery.
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to the point where he was agitated and fighting us,
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with no functioning public
hospital, MSF’s emergency
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for patients.
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In all my years with MSF, I’ve seen nothing more impressive
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By Soyoung Kim
Psychological
profile of Kim
to help Trump
at summit
Kim to be the first North Korean
leader in 65 years to cross border
IN SEOUL
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will today
travel the short distance across
the world’s most militarily charged
border into South Korea – the first
leader from the North to do so in
65 years – in search of a rapprochement that until a few months ago
appeared inconceivable.
The summit with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in will set
the stage for Mr Kim to meet US
President Donald Trump in late May
or early June, in what will be an unprecedented first encounter between
sitting leaders of those two countries.
Just months ago, Mr Trump and
Mr Kim were trading threats and
insults as North Korea’s rapid advances in pursuit of nuclear-armed
missiles capable of hitting the US
raised fears of a fresh conflict on the
Korean peninsula.
Mr Moon will personally greet Mr
Kim at the military demarcation line
at 9.30am, making Mr Kim the first
North Korean leader to set foot in the
South since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The two will be escorted by South
Korean honour guards to an official
welcoming ceremony before beginning official dialogue at 10.30am at
Peace House, a South Korean building inside the border truce village
of Panmunjom.
In a dramatic gesture just days before the summit, Mr Kim announced
that North Korea would suspend nuclear and long-range missile tests and
dismantle its only known nuclear test
site. But scepticism is rampant about
whether Mr Kim is ready to abandon
the hard-earned nuclear arsenal his
country has defended and developed
for decades as what it says is a necessary deterrent against US invasion.
South Korea hopes North Korea’s
leader will today directly confirm his
will for “complete” denuclearisation
of the peninsula.
The two neighbours expect to re-
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hotel – or
Parliament?
A
mber Rudd says she
finds the cases of
families who were
threatened with
deportation, and
harangued for documents they
never had, “heartbreaking”. So
she deserves respect for having
By Matt Spetalnick
IN WASHINGTON
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lease a joint statement later today
– possibly called the Panmunjom
Declaration – that could address
denuclearisation and peace, and an
improvement in relations, South Korean officials said.
Impoverished North Korea and
the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because the Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace
treaty. REUTERS
Today’s inter-Korean
summit is the third after
two former South Korean leaders,
Kim Dae-jung in 2000 and Roh
Moo-hyun in 2007, met with Kim
Jong-un’s late father, Kim Jong-il,
in Pyongyang.
the strength to carry on, while she
suffers from a broken heart.
Rudd (inset) also denies there
was ever a “target” for removing
immigrants, so we can only imagine
how poignant a moment it must
have been when she was told:
“Home Secretary, you know when
your government boasted before
the 2015 election it would ‘cut net
migration to tens of thousands’?
And an inspection report stated
there was a ‘target of removing
12,000 immigrants?’ It turns out
some people in the immigration
office interpreted that as implying
there was some sort of target.”
She must have cried and howled:
“I know it sounds silly, but I can’t
help feeling that makes this
government partly responsible.”
Theresa May must be even more
heartbroken, because she was home
secretary at the time. Some people
suggest this means she had some
knowledge of the targets, but that
ENVIRONMENT
Nuclear test mountain
collapses after blasts
By Christopher Bodeen
The mountain above North Korea’s
main nuclear test site has collapsed
under the stress of the explosions, a
study by Chinese geologists shows.
The findings by the University of
Science and Technology of China
may shed fresh light on North Korean President Kim Jong-un’s announcement that his country was
ceasing its testing programme.
The data was collected following
the most powerful of the North’s six
would be unfair, as she was
busy sending out vans with
signs on the side saying
“illegal immigrants, go
home”, so she can’t have
had time to write down
lots of numbers as well.
It’s possible a pattern
could emerge
here, in which
Conservatives
start to feel sorry
about other
matters that
they get unfairly
blamed for just
because they
caused them.
For example,
they’re dreadfully
shocked about the
lack of health and
safety regulations in
housing, even though
David Cameron
can’t possibly have
nuclear device tests on 3 September 2017 which, it is believed, triggered four earthquakes over the
following weeks.
Last Saturday, Pyongyang announced it was closing its nuclear
testing facility and suspending nuclear and intercontinental ballistic
missile tests – a move welcomed by
US President Donald Trump as “big
progress”. The developments come
ahead of a planned summit between
Mr Trump and Mr Kim, which may
take place in late May or June. AP
predicted that his pledge to
create a “bonfire of regulations”
might lead to a reduction
of regulations.
Iain Duncan Smith will
declare he’s appalled by
stories of disabled people
having their benefits
stopped after being
declared “fit for
work”, when he
can’t possibly have
known this was
going on, which
is why he’s “truly
awfully shocked
and immeasurably
saddened and
exploding with
volcanic sadness”.
Then they’ll
announce they are
devastated by the
revelation that
cutting benefits
for the poorest
US intelligence experts are trying
to build a psychological profile
of Kim Jong-un to give President
Donald Trump a competitive
edge in one of the most important
summits since the Cold War, as
the US leader prepares to try to
persuade the dictator to ditch his
nuclear weapons.
Mr Trump’s spymasters face
a huge challenge, however, in
figuring out how the North Korean
ruler’s mind works.
They will rely in part on the
impressions drawn by former
CIA director Mike Pompeo, who
just weeks ago became the first
Trump administration official to
meet Mr Kim. Mr Pompeo,
Mr Trump’s pick to
become Secretary of
State, came back
from Pyongyang
privately
describing the
young North
Korean leader
as “a smart guy
who’s doing his
homework” for the
meetings, according to
one US official.
The profile will also include
intelligence gathered in past
debriefings of others who have
interacted with Mr Kim, including
ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman,
Mr Kim’s former classmates at a
Swiss boarding school and South
Korean envoys.
All of this is being used to
update the US government’s
classified file on Mr Kim’s
behaviour, motives, personality
and leadership style to help Mr
Trump and his aides develop a
strategy at the denuclearisation
summit. REUTERS
‘Target removing
12,000 migrants’
implied there
was a target
while asking the wealthiest for less
in tax made the poor poorer and the
rich richer.
Labour must be on Valium,
because during the coalition, they
went along with many measures.
They had mugs made, saying “I’m
voting Labour, for controls on
immigration.” Labour leaders from
that time must be heartbroken.
So they should make one joint
statement, to cover all their
heartbreak, that goes: “We’re really
sorry, we had no idea our policy
of being proudly, relentlessly foul
would lead to any foulness – even
though it’s not in the slightest tiddly
bit our fault.” THE INDEPENDENT
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The case against two Canadian
pilots accused of preparing to fly
a passenger plane while under the
influence of alcohol has collapsed
after their blood samples were destroyed at a prison.
The Appeal Court in Edinburgh
ruled the Crown had not met its
duty to supply Jean-Francois Perreault and Imran Syed with their
part of the blood sample used to
test for alcohol levels.
Prosecutors said that after “full
and careful consideration” there
would be no further proceedings.
Mr Perreault, 41, and Mr Syed,
39, were arrested on 18 July, 2016
before they were due to take off on
the Air Transat flight from Glasgow to Toronto.
Mr Syed, from Toronto, allegedly had 49 milligrams of alcohol in
100 millilitres of blood, more than
double the legal flying limit of 20.
Mr Perreault, from Ontario,
faced the same charge with an alleged 32 milligrams of alcohol in
100 millilitres of blood.
Both men had denied
the charge.
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SCIENCE
US and Europe plan mission to Mars
By Katie Grant
US and European space agencies
hope to launch a joint mission to
bring back rock and soil samples
from Mars.
Nasa and Esa announced yesterday they have signed an agreement that could lead to the first
“round trip” to another planet.
The venture would allow scientists to answer key questions
Lawyer Gloria Allred stands with some of Bill Cosby’s accusers after he was
convicted on three counts of sexual assault yesterdayREUTERS
Cosby faces jail as
he is found guilty
of sexual assault
By Katie Grant
Bill Cosby has been found guilty of
sexual assault and could face the rest
of his life behind bars.
The entertainer, 80, best known
for starring in the popular US
sitcom The Cosby Show, was
convicted of all three counts
of drugging and molesting
a female friend in 2004.
Scores of women over a
50-year period have publicly accused the awardwinning actor and comedian
of being a sexual predator. However statute of limitation laws mean
that only one case had been brought
to trial. It was the second time he had
faced these allegations, after a jury at
the first trial last year failed to reach
a verdict.
Some of his accusers were present
in court, and cried as the guilty verdict was returned. Speaking outside
the court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US attorney Gloria Allred, who
represents some of the actor’s accusers, said: “Justice has been done! We
are so happy that finally we can say
women are believed.”
The conviction was widely greeted
on social media. The actress Rose
McGowan, who has accused the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein
of rape, tweeted: “Cosby is guilty. I’m
sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can
now exhale. Thank you judge and jury.
Thank you society for waking up.”
Cosby faces up to 10 years in
prison for each of the three
counts of aggravated indecent assault of the Canadian former basketball
player Andrea Constand,
who is now 45. Cosby’s lawyer branded Ms Constand
a “con artist”, claiming she
had fabricated false accusations
against him so she could sue him.
Cosby (inset) stared straight
ahead when the jury’s verdict was
announced at Montgomery County
Courthouse. He later waved to the
crowd outside the courthouse after
being bailed, got into an SUV and left
without comment. His lawyer Tom
Mesereau said he will appeal.
Prosecutor Stewart
Ryan said at the trial:
“It’s time for the defendant
to dine on the banquet of his
own consequences.”
TECHNOLOGY
Snap revives camera spectacles
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Snapchat’s parent company Snap
has launched its second version of its
Spectacles smart glasses – a pair of
sunglasses equipped with a camera.
Unlike their predecessors, the
second version models of Spectacles
are capable of taking photos as well
as video clips – to be uploaded via a
paired smartphone. The sunglasses
sport a camera lens on the righthand side, and a matching circular
LED ring on the left, which lights up
when the camera is either recording
or taking pictures.
The first generation of Spectacles
went on sale the US in late 2016 before arriving in the UK last June.
Snap sold around 220,000 pairs of
the glasses, which recorded 10 seconds of video before uploading it to
Snapchat – just a fraction of the app’s
178 million daily active users.
The company lost $40m (£28.7m)
on the venture, and has admitted it
overestimated initial demand t. Undeterred, it has produced a thinner,
lighter follow-up model for £149.99.
about Martian history, such as
whether the Red Planet
(inset) once hosted life.
Scientists at the
Mars Sample Return
Conference in Berlin
said there was only so
much they could learn
from Martian meteorites and the various rovers and static landers sent
to the Red Planet.
The next step had to be a
mission that would retrieve samples from the
Martian surface.
Dave Parker, of the
European Space Agency said: “It’s very important every mission
we send to Mars discovers something slightly
unusual. It’s on that basis we
tend to plan the next mission.”
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HONG KONG
Stop human
trafficking,
says MP
By Beh Lih Yi
Hong Kong should introduce a
law that will stamp out human
trafficking and stop illegal
profits passing through the
financial hub, says MP Dennis
Kwok, who is spearheading an
anti-slavery campaign.
Postcard
From...
Addis Ababa
Researchers in Ethiopia are
embarking on a quest to create
the perfect chicken for African
farmers with an unlikely
ally – a Belgian conceptual
artist who has spent 20 years
crossbreeding indigenous
chickens, from China and
Egypt to Senegal and Cuba.
Incubated Worlds, a
research and breeding centre
in Addis Ababa, will also house
a permanent art installation
showcasing the work of Koen
Vanmechelen, including
photographs, videos and books
of chickens’ genetic codes.
“It’s the most sexy chicken
coop in the world,” said
New ‘Guam killer’ missile
raises tensions in Pacific
By Philip Wen
IN BEIJING
UNITED STATES
Activist nun
Hawaii flooding
faces expulsion ‘could be record’
An Australian nun whose
missionary visa in the
Philippines was revoked after
the President complained
about her joining opposition
rallies says human rights are
part of church teachings.
Sister Patricia Fox, of
the Notre Dame de Sion
group, has 30 days to
leave the Philippines after
President Rodrigo Duterte
ordered an investigation
into the 71-year-old as an
“undesirable” foreigner over
what it called her partisan
political activities.
CHINA
A new Chinese missile, dubbed the
“Guam killer” for its ability to hit the
US Pacific Ocean base with a conventional or nuclear weapon, is now in
service – raising tensions further in
the Pacific.
China is in themidst ofan ambitious
modernisation programme for its
armed forces, developing stealth
fighters, aircraft carriers and
advanced missiles as it strives to
become a world-class military power
by the middle of the century.
That, along with an increasingly
assertive stance in the disputed
South China Sea and around Taiwan,
claimed by China as its sacred
territory, has rattled nerves around
the region and in Washington.
Defence ministry spokesman Wu
Qian confirmed that the military had
begun putting into service the DF-26
intermediate range ballistic missile.
The Hawaiian island of Kauai may
have experienced record 24-hour
rainfall during recent flash flooding,
according to the US National Weather Service.
A rain gauge recorded 49.69 inches
of rain on the north shore of the island during the 24-hour period ending 12.45pm on 15 April. If certified by
the National Climate Extremes Committee, it would break the current US
record of 43 inches recorded on 25-26
July 1979 in Alvin, Texas.
The floods swept away homes and
triggered mudslides in Hanalei and
Wainiha. Damaged roads cut off communities from the rest of Kauai. AP
Since 2016, Hong Kong has
been placed by the US State
Department on the secondlowest ranking in its annual
Trafficking in Persons report,
alongside countries including
Rwanda and Pakistan, for
not doing enough to tackle
human trafficking.
Campaigners say exploitation
in the sex industry is common
and forced labour is rife among
the 370,000 foreign domestic
workers in the former British
colony, which returned to
Chinese rule in 1997.
REUTERS
Mr Vanmechelen, whose
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project
set out to create a chicken
carrying the genes of all the
planet’s breeds.
He said that each successive
generation of Cosmopolitan
Chickens is more resilient,
lives longer, and is less
susceptible to diseases,
proving the importance of
genetic diversity.
At the centre, scientists
from the Nairobi-based
International Livestock
Research Institute (ILRI)
will compare different types
of Ethiopian chickens and
crossbreed them naturally
with others, including Mr
Vanmechelen’s.
A quarter of the world’s 815
million undernourished people
are in Sub-Saharan Africa,
according to the UN. REUTERS
Thin Lei Win
He gave few details, except to
say that it can carry conventional
as well as nuclear warheads, and
attack targets on land or at sea with
precision. China has made little
secret of the DF-26 programme. The
missile appeared in a major military
parade in Beijing in 2015.
Meanwhile, China’s air force said
that its aircraft had again flown
around Taiwan, the latest in a series
of exercises Taiwan has described as
military intimidation. REUTERS
Nuclear
disaster
marked
A survivor visits
the monument to
Chernobyl victims
in Kiev, Ukraine
yesterday, the 32nd
anniversary of the
disaster. An explosion
at a nuclear reactor
sent a cloud of
radioactive material
across Europe. About
30 people died in the
immediate aftermath
and thousands more
are feared to have died
later from the effects
of radiation AP
ARMENIA
Opposition leader favourite to be prime minister
Armenia will get a new prime minister next week after nearly two weeks
of street protests, with opposition
leader Nikol Pashinyan (inset) shaping up as the favourite.
The demonstrations, driven by
anger over perceived corruption,
looked to have peaked on Monday
when Serzh Sarksyan quit as prime
minister. But demonstrators
made clear they want a
sweeping change before
ending protests – which
continued yesterday, despite a pledge by parliament to elect an interim
prime minister on May 1.
Although the demonstrations have been peaceful, they
threaten to destabilise Armenia,
an ally of Russia, in a volatile
region riven by its decadeslong conflict with neighbouring Azerbaijan.
Moscow has two military bases in the ex-Soviet republic, and Vladimir
Putin spoke to the Armenian President, Armen Sarkissian, on Wednesday. REUTERS
SPAIN
SYRIA
INDONESIA
By Hasmik Mkrtchyan
IN YEREVAN
Short-term rental Isis territory in
ban for Palma
capital raided
21 dead after oil
well explosion
As expected, Mallorca’s capital,
Palma, has voted to ban almost
all short-term rentals of private
homes such as those on Airbnb,
which locals say have triggered
sharp rises in rental prices.
Under the regulation passed
yesterday, Palma has restricted
the ability of property owners to
rent out their homes. In February,
the Balearic Islands said it
would fine Airbnb £260,000 for
advertising unregistered homes.
The death toll from a fire at an
unregulated oil well in Indonesia’s
Aceh province has risen to 21
following the deaths of three more
victims. Officials said yesterday
that 38 people were still being
treated at three hospitals. Many
had severe burns.
The newly drilled oil well in the
eastern Aceh district exploded
into flames early on Wednesday.
Five nearby houses were engulfed
in the blaze. AP
Government forces have pushed into
a Damascus neighbourhood held by
Isis and captured buildings on several street blocks and tunnels used by
the extremists, Syrian state media
is reporting.
Dozens of Isis fighters were killed
in battles in the southern Damascus
neighbourhood of Hajar al-Aswad,
State news agency SANA reported,
during which ground forces closely
coordinated with the air force in bombarding the area. AP
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Thousands of Syrians ask for help to
find loved ones lost in the fog of war
By Edith Lederer
The International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC) has been “flooded”
with about 13,000 requests in the
past six months from Syrians looking for missing family members, its
president has said.
Before then, Peter Maurer said, the
organisation had received only “requests in the hundreds.” In the first
three or four years of the conflict, it
received between 30 and 50 tracing
requests a month, he said.
Mr Maurer said inquiries on the
missing have come from all areas of
Syria, neighbouring countries, Europe, the United States and the rest
of the world.
With the conflict now in its eighth
year, the ICRC chief said the surge
in requests is probably related to
Syrians returning to “precariously
stable” places in the country where
there is no active combat and worrying about family members. He
said the organisation has also been
“slightly more proactive” on the issue
of missing Syrians.
The ICRC has had very limited success so far in reuniting family members, with numbers “in the tens to
fifties rather than in the thousands”,
said Mr Maurer. “So we recognise
and we want to beef up our capacities
to look in much more detail to these
requests,” he added.
Mr Maurer said some of the missing may have died, some may be in
prison and some may have fled.
The ICRC has access to prisons,
but in Syria it can only go into official
detention facilities – state-run prisons, he said.
Millions of Syrians have
been displaced since the
start of the civil war in
2011, both within Syria
and around the world
AFP/GETTY
“We don’t have access to security
detention facilities of the army and
the secret services,” Mr Maurer said.
“Neither do we have access at the
present moment to detention facilities of the opposition.”
He said the matter of missing Syrians also links to the issue of foreigners who went to fight in Syria and
Iraq with extremist groups, including Isis and al-Qaeda. Mr Maurer
said the ICRC has been able to visit
opposition fighters held by Kurdish
forces in northern Syria and opposition fighters in Iraq as well as their
families who are being held in camps.
The organisation also works with
governments and non-government
groups on ensuring that international standards in identifying bodies are
maintained, he said.
“Today, in Yemen and Syria and
Iraq, all the authorities, government
and non-government, are increasingly exposed to pressures from families
to bring back their people, or to know
about their respective family members,” said Mr Maurer.
The issue of missing Syrians was
on the agenda of a meeting of the
leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran
in the Russian Black Sea resort of
Sochi in November last year. The
three countries have teamed up to
promote local ceasefires in Syria and
a peace process.
In their joint statement after the
Sochi summit, the Russian President
Vladimir Putin, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
emphasised the need for all parties
in the Syrian conflict to release all
prisoners and hostages, hand over
bodies and search for those missing
to help create conditions for a lasting
ceasefire and the launch of political
talks. AP
SYRIA
Russia accused of ‘obscene masquerade’ over Douma victims
By Toby Sterling
THE HAGUE
Britain and France yesterday denounced as a stunt and an “obscene
masquerade” a move by Russia to
produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in “staged videos” in the aftermath of a reported
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chemical weapons attack. Russian
officials brought the purported witnesses for a briefing at The Hague
headquarters of the Organisation
for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (OPCW).
“The OPCW is not a theatre,”
said Peter Wilson, Britain’s envoy to
the watchdog.
“Russia’s decision to misuse it is
yet another Russian attempt to undermine the OPCW’s work, and in
particular the work of its fact-finding
mission investigating chemical weapons use in Syria.”
Russia and Syria were planning
to hold a news conference near the
OPCW premises in the Hague later
yesterday. An invitation said the
event would include “participation of
witnesses from Syria who were used
in staged videos of the ‘chemical attack’ in Douma”.
OPCW investigators are looking
into whether chemical weapons were
used in the attack on 7 April which
killed dozens of people. REUTERS
Jet ski migrant
trafficking
gang broken up
By Luke Rix-Standing
Spanish authorities have broken
up a Moroccan gang who used jet
skis to smuggle migrants across
the Strait of Gibraltar.
The trips of less than 10 miles
took half an hour and cost €4,000
(£3,500). Police say each jet ski
carried between one and three
migrants and a skipper.
In the overall total of migrants
crossing the Mediterranean from
Africa, the number arriving on jet
skis is relatively small, but use of
the craft has increased sharply.
Spain’s Guardia Civil and National Police, along with Europol,
said the gang also used jet skis to
smuggle cannabis.
Officials said the trafficked migrants either stayed in Spain or
moved on to France or Italy.
Earlier this month Italian police
claim to have smashed a “luxury”
immigrant smuggling ring which
may have also ferried alleged jihadists on high-speed dinghies
from Tunisia to Sicily. Arrest warrants were issued for six people
in the Sicilian cities of Palermo,
Marsala and Mazara del Vallo.
GAZA
Thousands
mourn Hamas
scientist
By Faraz Akam
GAZA CITY
Thousands of Palestinians joined
a funeral yesterday for a Hamas
scientist shot dead in Malaysia
last week, as Hamas’ leader accused Israel of killing him and
vowed revenge.
Fadi al-Batsh was laid to rest
shortly after his body was returned to Gaza through the Egyptian border. Hamas chief Ismail
Haniyeh led the funeral prayers
at a mosque in Jabaliya, where Mr
Batsh grew up. Israel’s defence
minister, Avigdor Lieberman, had
urged Egypt to reject the request
to help repatriate the body.
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Muscle memory
The modern workout was knocked into shape
thanks to the YMCA. By Siobhán Norton
T
he gym floor can be a
fairly prosaic place.
Imposing machines here,
racks of free weights
there, rows of treadmills
and bikes. It’s a factory for building
bodies, after all, so it makes sense
that it’s regimented and systematic.
Yet a stroll around Central YMCA
in London feels a little different.
The space is massive, for one: a
modest entrance gives way to an
open interior, Brutalist architecture
allowing you the chance to peer
down past open concrete storeys to
the courts below, where two elderly
men are playing a leisurely game of
badminton. Further along, by the
basketball hoop, a teenage girl is
practising lay-ups. On the perimeter,
a young man is juggling, never once
breaking focus.
“It’s not like any other gym,”
Daniel Lynn, the club director, says.
“We’ve got toddlers in here with
their parents doing joint activities,
we’ve got older adults – our oldest
member is 95 and he still comes in
five times a week.”
No wonder they have some longserving members: it’s one of the
oldest gyms in the country. Central
YMCA opened its first gym in
1881, with the first purpose-built
gym opening in 1911 on the Russell
Street site where it remains today.
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The original site (which would
be rebuilt in 1977) included halls
for meetings, restaurants, a
gym, swimming baths, social
rooms, a boys’ department and
240 bedrooms.
In the 1880s, gyms didn’t have
electronic treadmills or hi-tech
gadgets, but some weights
machines were already making an
appearance. Swedish doctor Dr
Gustav Zander is credited with
inventing the exercise machine
in the 1870s, using weights and
pulleys and even steam pistons to
create resistance. Users may not
have dressed in Lycra, but some of
the machines wouldn’t look so out
of place in a modern gym.
Some pieces of equipment
that would be recognisable today
date back even further. Weighted
medicine balls, used for strength
training and rehabilitation, date
back to Hippocrates, who is said
to have had patients toss about
stuffed animal skins for “medicinal
purposes”.
In 1711, the poet Joseph Addison
referred to using a “dumb bell”
for exercise, and competitive
kettlebell lifting dates back to 1885
in Russia.
“We’ve got photographs of
men back in the 1950s, doing
press-ups on medicine balls, which
were wobbling around all over
the place,” James Brotherhood,
Central YMCA’s marketing
director, says.
“Actually, before all this
techno-gym stuff came along,
people were using medicine
balls, using weights and swinging
them, using ropes to get fit –
and now we’re seeing fitness come
full circle.”
The YMCA – or Young Men’s
Christian Association – was
founded by a draper, George
Williams, in 1844 and grew into
a worldwide organisation. The
founding Christian principles – to
Weightlifters at the Central YMCA
(main), which women began using for
the first time in the 1970s (right). The
gym today (far right) offers everything
from ceramics classes to a choir YMCA
YMCA Brief history
1844 YMCA founded in the UK
1849 Public lectures begin
1849 Non-Christians welcomed
1881 First gym founded
1911 Central YMCA opens
1914 Central YMCA helps support
the troops in France
1977 Current Central YMCA Club
opens in Russell Street
Late 1970s YMCA Training begins,
helping young people find new
opportunities through work,
training and apprenticeships
1983 YMCAfit founded to deliver
fitness instructor training
1997 Positive Health set up – now
the leading exercise referral
programme for those with HIV/Aids
2015 Be Real campaign founded in
partnership with Dove to combat the
rise in concern about body image
help people develop a healthy
“body, mind, and spirit” – are still
adhered to today, say the directors.
“To be truly well, you can’t just
look after your mind, you can’t
just look after your body,”
Brotherhood says.
“And there is a spiritual element
to that, that’s not necessarily about
religious spirit; it’s about company,
it’s about being an upstanding
person, about endeavouring to do
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HEALTH
‘I got to the stage where I
couldn’t form a sentence’
Women who have recovered from postnatal
psychosis are helping others, reports Chris Burn
H
aving a new baby is
supposed to be the
happiest time in a
woman’s life – but
Bronwen Ashton is
one of the tens of thousands of new
mothers each year who have found
the reality can be very different.
Eight years ago, Bronwen (inset)
found herself suffering from such
serious postnatal psychosis that
in the weeks following the birth
of her second child she feared she
would die.
Now she is giving back to the
specialist mental health unit that
helped her recover, by sharing
her experiences with recently
admitted mothers on the ward
where she stayed for three months.
She admits it has been a long road
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well. And by looking after mind and
body, you develop as a person.”
While YMCA has a Christian
background and was founded for
men (it was also once associated
with gay subculture), today it
welcomes all comers. Women
started attending in the 1970s.
“There’s a sense of community
in here, where people from all
backgrounds, ages, ethnicities,
religions, are all mixing together,”
Lynn says. “We have a multi-faith
chapel here, where people can just
go for some quiet space, or practise
mindfulness. It’s so busy, so hectic
outside, being just off Oxford
Street. Sometimes you find people
asleep in there.”
With members engaged in
everything from ceramics classes
to learning languages to a choir,
one might think the “gym” part of
the club is almost an afterthought.
But the YMCA leads the field,
as well as training around 1,000
professionals a year.
“There is probably not a health
club in the whole of the UK that
doesn’t have a staff member that
has been either trained by us,
accredited by us or even worked
for us at some point,” says Lynn.
And the YMCA has been one
of the biggest innovators in the
gym industry over the years. The
term “bodybuilding” came from
the Boston branch in 1890, used
for businessmen going and getting
buff in their lunch breaks.
More recently, the club was
one of the first to introduce
female weightlifting classes. “We
recognised the benefits for women
to strengthen bones and increase
metabolism,” Brotherhood says.
A recent refurbishment
was their chance to push the
boundaries even further, with new
classes and multi-purpose spaces.
“We commissioned artists to come
in,” Brotherhood says.
“One artist does motivational
doodles – we’ve got different size
cacti in the weights room, just
to remind people that we’re all
different shapes and sizes. One
that failed badly was the sound of
seagulls in the swimming pool – we
got a lot of complaints.”
Social isolation was an area
that the club wanted to tackle,
Lynn says. “We invited experts
in different fields of health and
fitness to talk about how they feel
things are progressing. In a city of
eight million people, it can be the
loneliest place.
“So we thought, how can we
create a space where people can
meet other people, through group
classes, or create lots of flexible
spaces where members can lead
what they want to do? After all, it’s
their club.”
One thing that will never
change, though, is the club’s ethos
of inclusivity. It’s summed up,
Brotherhood says, by an almost
imperceptible gesture: the
gym nod.
“Some people want to come here
and meet people, some people want
to come here and get on with what
they are doing,” he says.
“When people pass on the stairs
they just nod – that means they’ve
been recognised and they feel at
home. It doesn’t need to be more
than that for a lot of people. Those
little things mean a lot.”
to recovery and that the journey
isn’t finished. But the darkest days
are long behind her, thanks to the
support of her husband and family
and the tireless work of the staff at
a specialist Mother and Baby
Unit (MBU) near her home
in Leeds – one of just 17
in the UK .
Bronwen’s
problems began five
weeks after the birth
of her daughter. “I
kept thinking there
was something
wrong with her. I
wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t
looking after myself.
I got to the stage where I
couldn’t form a sentence, I couldn’t
understand language. I thought I
had done something really wrong.”
One day when she was unable to
get out of bed, her husband called
for a doctor. “I genuinely thought I
was going to die,” she says.
Bronwen was diagnosed with
postnatal psychosis and
admitted to the MBU.
The set-up allowed her
daughter to stay with
her. After being
discharged, she
continued to be
seen by the service
until her daughter
was a year old.
Recovery was
a “very gradual
process”. She was
eventually diagnosed with
bipolar disorder, which she now
helps control with medication. For
the past few years, she has been
volunteering at the unit alongside
other former patients who go in
to speak to mothers who have
just been admitted, to share their
experiences and help show there is
a way forward.
“Some ladies want to talk, some
just want to listen. By telling them
my thought process at the time I
was in, it makes them feel like they
are not alone. The volunteering is
part of my recovery as well – being
able to help somebody feel a bit less
frightened means a lot.”
Bronwen says new mothers who
are struggling shouldn’t be afraid to
seek help. “It can be frightening but
there is nothing the nurses haven’t
heard of before. They want to make
sure you and your baby are well and
will do their utmost to make sure
it happens.”
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SOCIETY
Did suffragettes
use terror to win
women’s rights?
The use of violence remains a contentious
issue for historians, writes Sophie Morris
I
n the early 20th century,
when a suffragette set fire to
a public building, sent a letter
bomb, or, as happened on one
occasion, horse-whipped a
young Winston Churchill on Bristol
railway platform, the incidents
were described as “outrages”. But
Emmeline Pankhurst described the
campaign in far more serious terms,
calling it “continued, destructive,
guerrilla warfare against the
government” designed to make
“every department of English life
insecure and unsafe”.
Suffragettes suffered for their
cause, going on hunger strike and
enduring repeated force feedings,
but some members of the Women’s
Social and Political Union (WSPU)
made others suffer too. They were
aggressors as well as victims,
soldiers as well as suffragettes, as
documented in a controversial new
book by historian Dr Fern Riddell.
Death in Ten Minutes is a
biography of Kitty Marion, an
activist who was frequently arrested
and was force-fed over 200 times
in four months during one stint
behind bars.
Working as a music hall actress
and singer, Marion experienced
frequent sexual assaults and
attacks, and was sacked by an agent
she refused to “kiss”. Her fury at the
abuse within her industry led her to
the suffragettes.
Riddell believes Marion’s story has
been largely glossed over because of
her violent direct action and beliefs
about sex and birth control.
But Riddell also looks at wider
violence carried out in the name of
women’s rights more than a century
ago. Churches, MPs’ homes, timber
yards, cotton mills, racecourses
and Edinburgh’s Royal Observatory
were destroyed, she writes, adding
how some victims endured terrible
burns from chemical attacks.
Riddell describes these actions
as terror attacks, a position which
calls into question the sanctity of
the suffragette movement – and has
dismayed other feminist historians.
She claims that the violent
militancy of the suffragettes was
suppressed by its leaders, as well as
by the group who put together the
Suffragette Fellowship Collection
held by the Museum of London,
as they were afraid it would
jeopardise popular support for
commemorating the struggle. The
fellowship has even been accused of
redacting memoirs from the time to
suit its own narrative.
Churches, MPs’ homes,
cotton mills, racecourses
and Edinburgh’s Royal
Observatory were destroyed
The aftermath of a bomb attack by
suffragettes on Holloway prison in
north London in 1913; TOPICAL PRESS
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“As conservative feminism took a
vice-like grip of our history and the
suffragettes began to sanitise their
own history, the women who saw
sex, freedom and independence as
a universal right were ignored, as
were the real lives and experiences
of the women who had fought so
hard and risked so much,” Riddell
writes. “We need to understand
that those who have sought to be
in control of our history of women
decided to only tell one story and to
exclude those voices, those women’s
lives, that did not conform. These
are stories that need to be told.”
We hear a different perspective
from Professor June Purvis, who has
written biographies of Christabel
and Emmeline Pankhurst.
Purvis – who disputes that Kitty
Marion has been ignored by scholars
– maintains that the suffragettes
were opposed to any harm of
human life, and committed acts of
vandalism, not terrorism.
She says Riddell shows “very
little sympathy” with the movement
and argues that Riddell “provides
no context for the violence that the
suffragettes engaged in from 1912”.
Purvis says she has never come
across evidence of loaded guns being
used, which Riddell describes as
“second nature” to the activists.
Riddell says that acknowledging
the direct action of the suffragettes
will help dispel the image of them
as a group of humourless, sexless
feminists, an idea that persists
today. She is proud to combat what
she sees as a sanitisation of the
history of women, showing how they
have not been only victims, but also
fighters, lovers – and terrorists.
‘Death in Ten Minutes: Kitty Marion
– Activist, Arsonist, Suffragette’
by Dr Fern Riddell (£20, Hodder &
Stoughton) is out now
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I don’t know
why my
husband
doesn’t just
write me a
starring role
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Forever the on-screen sidekick, Busy Philipps has finally become
a star in her own right. She talks to Gill Pringle about Insta fame, A-list roles
and working with her best friend, Michelle Williams
B
usy Philipps has built a career
out of being a friend. She got
her first break on the seminal
high-school show Freaks and
Geeks alongside future box-office stars Seth Rogen, James Franco and
Jason Segel, graduated further into the
friend zone with Dawson’s Creek – where
she met her BFF Michelle Williams 17
years ago – and her ensuing career has
been defined by small-screen roles on ER
and Cougar Town.
Her husband, the writer-director Marc
Silverstein, sees his wife as a best friend,
too, which is why he cast her in the role
in his new film, I Feel Pretty, which he codirected with his long-term writing partner Abby Kohn.
“Hey, I don’t mind it at all,” she says
gamely when we meet. “Once Amy
Schumer came on board, it clearly made
sense that I would be one of her friends.”
If her feelings are hurt by losing the
lead role to Schumer, she doesn’t let on.
“We have an ongoing conversation in our
house as to why my husband doesn’t just
write me a huge starring role in a giantbudget studio movie,” she laughs.
This much is clear: Philipps, 38, doesn’t
bank on remaining the best friend for
ever. She has stepped out of the shadows
in the past couple of years as an Instagram must-follow and inadvertent Oscars
star (she was front row for the Moonlight/
La La Land mix-up in 2017, when her ubershocked face went around the world), and
she now has a career-changing offer –
though she won’t reveal what it is just yet.
As her social media followers already know, Philipps’ charm is that
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with people,
even if they’re
being negative’
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she wears her heart on her sleeve,
just as any best friend should.
In her confessional Insta stories, which typically begin with
a conspiratorial “You guys…”,
she laughs, cries and sometimes
drinks too much, resulting in her
hilariously getting locked out of
her home after a Golden Globes
party with Michelle Williams.
Philipps has remained a loyal
friend as Williams has enjoyed
the glittering heights of stardom,
and provided a shoulder to cry
on when the four-time Oscarnominated star went through the
tragic death of her ex-partner,
Heath Ledger.
Today her Insta fame has thrust
her into the role of professional
best friend, winning lucrative endorsements in exchange for shining a spotlight on her private life.
She recently signed a book deal
for her memoir. “I’m actually pretty good at writing,” she says. Her
previous writing credits include
Will Ferrell’s comedy Blades of
Glory and an unproduced TV pilot
with Macaulay Culkin.
It’s not all fun, games and
money: she was criticised in January for posting pictures of herself
weeping on the 10th anniversary
of Ledger’s death. She doesn’t
back down from the trolls, however. “I read all the comments and I
like engaging with the people who
follow me, even if it is negative.”
Born Elizabeth Jean Philipps,
she was given the nickname Busy
by her parents as a toddler because she was always on the go.
“In first grade I tried for a week
to be called Elizabeth, because I
thought it sounded more grownup, but it didn’t stick.”
Her own daughters have equally interesting names: Birdie, nine,
and Cricket, four. “Birdie was
high on our list of names, but we
waited until she was born to see
if it suited her. She came out and
Marc said: ‘Yup, its Birdie’.”
Cricket’s name took a little longer. “She was nameless for the first
week. Nothing really fitted, but
Marc and Birdie chose the name
and she’s totally grown into it.
Philipps struggled with postpartum anxiety and has acknowl-
edged her battles with depression
and binge eating. She is, however,
very relieved to have had two girls.
“I have no interest in raising a boy.
I much prefer girls. I have an older
sister, I’m from a family of women
with a lot of female friends. I’m a
girls’ girl. I just prefer women.”
Destined to be an actress, during high school she worked the
toy-fair circuit as a real-life Barbie and was hired for Freaks and
Geeks while still at college and dating fellow actor Colin Hanks.
Meeting Silverstein in a bar
in Hollywood, it was love at first
sight. “We pretty much knew that
we were each other’s person right
from the start. My best friend
started calling him my fiancé
before we even went on our first
date. The pressure was very high.”
If Silverstein – to whom she has
been married since 2007 – doesn’t
have much presence in his wife’s
Insta stories, that’s because he’s
usually behind the camera. “A lot
of those pictures of me and our
children are taken by him. I don’t
ever give him a photo credit because that’s just a part of his job.”
Although she has worked in
the industry for 20 years, she is
still getting used to her new level
of fame, as evidenced by a story
about seeing Yerma on the New
York stage. Another best friend,
Jennifer Carpenter, had urged her
to check out Billie Piper’s breathtaking performance. Afterwards
she wanted to go backstage and
congratulate Piper, but felt too
shy. “I get really uncomfortable
with stuff like that. I always just
assume that people don’t know
who I am.”
Trading her movie-star friends
for reality-show pals, her lively
chatter is punctuated with casual asides: “Kim [Kardashian] is
so lovely and sweet in person”;
“Khloe [Kardashian] reached out
to thank me for supporting her
jeans but I would have done it anyway because I’m a fan.”
She is grateful to her husband
for casting her in I Feel Pretty,
marking the first time that she
and Williams have worked together since Dawson’s Creek ended 15
years ago. “It was exciting to work
with her again but, in hindsight,
we should have picked a project
where we actually had scenes
together,” notes Philipps.
As for what she’s up to right
now, aside from mothering, marriage and acting, Insta fame takes
a lot of maintenance, she notes.
“I’m very busy.” No pun intended.
‘I Feel Pretty’ (12A) opens on 4 May
By your side Phillips (centre) with Schumer (right) in ‘I Feel Pretty’
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A triumph
of collective
will (and
one-liners)
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A)
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Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, 149 mins,
starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris
Evans, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth,
Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo,
Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth
Olsen, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana,
Benedict Wong, Paul Rudd, Jeremy
Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch
Reviews by Geoffrey Macnab
How many superheroes can you
fit in a movie? This is the question
the latest Marvel Studios extravaganza provokes. With so much
star wattage to harness, isn’t the
film bound to short-circuit sooner
or later? The answer, thankfully, is
ALSOSHOWING
THE WOUND (15)
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John Trengove, 88 mins, starring:
Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza
Jay, Thobani Mseleni, Gabriel Mini
Tradition and modernity clash
head-on in this much-garlanded
South African drama. Competing
attitudes toward masculinity and
sexuality are also exposed. (The
film’s depiction of a gay romance
provoked fury in the Xhosa
community and a censorship
backlash in South Africa.)
Nakhane Touré stars as Xolani,
a factory worker with little pride
in his work. He does, however,
feel a sense of importance about
his work as a “guide” in an
initiation ceremony for young
Xhosa men that takes place deep
in the countryside.
Kept in remote camps, the men
are ritually circumcised. The rite
supposedly protects them from
evil and marks the passage into
adulthood. Xolani is entrusted
with a “rich boy”, Kwanda (Niza
Jay), whose father wants him to
get over his sybaritic city ways.
Xolani is gay. If this were
known, he’d be ostracised. His
only confidante is fellow guide
Vija (Bongile Mantsai), his lover.
Its fraught sexual politics
apart, The Wound is fascinating
in its insights into Xhosa culture.
There is an obvious poignancy
here in the knowledge that the
characters will soon have to
return from the wilds to their
everyday lives back in the city.
John Trengove handles
complex subject matter in a
sensitive and insightful way.
There is a surprising twist, too,
at the end of this unsettling
rites-of-passage story.
THE DEMINER (15)
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Shinwar Kamal, Hogir Hirori, 83 mins,
featuring: Fakhir Ibrahim Mohammad
Iraqi Army Major Fakhir Ibrahim
Mohammad was a famed bomb
disposal expert, credited with
defusing hundreds of IEDs, both
after the fall of Saddam Hussein
and then again when Daesh
wreaked havoc in the country.
This feature documentary tells
his story. What’s astonishing –
and gives the film its power – is
that he appears to have been
accompanied by a film crew
wherever he went. Those who
planted the bombs tried on many
occasions to kill him. Those
whose communities he freed
from bombs revered him – and
his legacy lies in the photos of
him that are still kept in so many
shops and homes across Mosul.
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A surrealist strain of humour
runs throughout the film. Even
with the fate of the universe at
stake, Steve Rogers (no longer in
Captain America guise) and StarLord find time to compare beards.
Spider-man (Tom Holland) always wants to talk about Footloose
and Alien. Thor can’t help mistaking Rocket Raccoon for a rabbit.
It helps that the superheroes
are played by such skilled comedic
actors. Robert Downey Jr and
Benedict Cumberbatch are like a
pair of catty housewives as IronMan and Doctor Strange. Chris
Pratt’s Star-Lord is self-conscious
that he might not be quite as goodlooking or husky-voiced as Chris
Hemsworth’s Thor. As global destruction looms, Iron-Man is still
receiving scolding telephone calls
from Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), telling him not to miss their
8.30pm dinner reservation.
It’s a sprawling,
149-minute affair,
but its momentum
rarely slips
Four against one
Doctor Strange,
Iron-Man, Bruce
Banner (aka
Hulk) and Wong
take on Thanos
no: Infinity War is a wildly entertaining ride in which teamwork
just about carries the day.
This is a sprawling affair – 149
minutes long – with multiple
changes of locations and plot lines.
But its momentum rarely slips.
The basic plot is simple enough:
the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) is
about to wreak destruction on the
world. “If he gets all the infinity
stones, he can do it with a snap of
his fingers,” we are warned. The
Avengers and Guardians of the
Galaxy are playing tag team to
stop him. The hitch is that Thanos
is so much stronger than they are.
Thanos already has a couple of
stones and knows where most of
the other four are hidden.
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Matrix
The film throws in continual
comic references to its own superhero overload. The protagonists
confess that they can’t remember
each other’s names.
But all the comic joshing doesn’t
take away from awe-inspiring
special effects. We are treated to
thundering galactic fight sequences, and some eerie scenes in which
characters appear to turn to dust.
Thanos is genuinely intimidating – cunning, cruel, vicious and
with an immense physical presence. His motivation for his cosmic power grab is a little hard to
fathom, though. He doesn’t want
to destroy all of humanity, just 50
per cent of it – which might be because a little culling would be to
the benefit of the survivors. Brolin
brings a certain pathos to the role,
which is not what you expect at all.
The real marvel about Infinity War, though, is that even after
two-and-a-half hours, it leaves us
wanting more – which is as well,
because the sequel is due out next
summer. THE INDEPENDENT
Could this Heathcliff
be a serial killer?
BEAST (15)
HHHHH
Michael Pearce, 104 mins, starring:
Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine
James, Charley Palmer Rothwell
In the course of writer-director
Michael Pearce’s impressive debut
feature, the troubled heroine Moll
(Jessie Buckley) smashes a rabbit’s
head to a pulp and vandalises the
local golf course. She is in her late
twenties, but there are constant
references to an incident when she
was 13. She is feral and rebellious,
even if she does look demure in her
summer dresses.
Early on, the film seems to be
shaping up as a modern-day, suburban Wuthering Heights. Moll has
her very own Heathcliff figure in
the form of Pascal (Johnny Flynn),
who materialises out of nowhere
to rescue her just when it looks as
if she is about to be raped. Pascal
isn’t big on personal hygiene. “I
could smell him a mile off,” Moll’s
disapproving mother Hilary (Geraldine James in enjoyably haughty
form) says as she holds her nose at
the poacher/delinquent.
The action unfolds in Jersey,
where a serial killer is on the loose.
Early on, we are made aware that
Pascal is one of the prime suspects. He has been in trouble with
the law before, he has a gun, he is
a hunter, and he doesn’t have an
alibi for the night the last victim
went missing.
Pearce has clearly watched
plenty of Hitchcock. Much of the
suspense hinges on whether the
hero is a killer and whether the
heroine is in danger because she
is with him. The screenplay is very
cunning in the way it manipulates
the audience: Pascal clearly has a
capacity for violence but at least
he is not one of the snobbish,
middle-class islanders who are so
censorious about anyone remotely non-conformist.
Buckley gives a sly, sympathetic
and sometimes creepy performance as island tour guide Moll.
She will seem like an ingénue one
moment, demonic the next.
Flynn’s Pascal is irreverent and
impulsive – the opposite of all
those buttoned-up types Moll is
surrounded by at home.
One of the pleasures is the way
Pearce combines Gothic elements
and social satire. The film is full of
sex, blood and death, but the most
disturbing scenes invariably take
place in the most familiar locations – in churches or suburban
gardens or hotel dining rooms
or, creepiest of all, a high-street
clothes shop. In the end, the serial killer mystery elements are
secondary. The film is more about
mood and feelings than a whodunit. Beast is an arresting debut with
a primal intensity that atones for
the occasional contrivances in the
plotting. THE INDEPENDENT
REEL
= TALK=
JESSICA BARRETT
Rockwell joins Nazis
in Hitler Youth film
Jojo Rabbit, about a young boy
living in Nazi Germany who
dreams of enlisting in the Hitler
Youth, now has an Oscar-winning
name attached in the form of Sam
Rockwell. The Three Billboards…
star joins Scarlett Johansson in
the Taika Waititi film.
You ain’t never had a
friend like Will Smith
Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake
of Disney’s Aladdin had its first
preview at ComicCon, generating
a positive response for Will
Smith’s Genie. The character
is “a little Fresh Prince, a little
Hitch and a whole lot of attitude”,
according to one Disney exec.
Danny Boyle romcom
adds Cuban star
Devil and the deep blue Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn in ‘Beast’
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NEW RELEASES
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (15)
BEAST (15)
THE WOUND (15)
THE DEMINER (15)
“A deeply satisfying tale of pathos
and wit that credibly links dozens
of characters, multiple threads
and innumerable arguments.”
Toronto Star
“Upgrades a familiar sleepingwith-the-enemy premise with
a faintly mythic aura and cool
psychosexual shading.”
Variety
“Touré’s superb, internalised
performance manages to suggest
wellsprings of longing concealed
by a scrim of perpetual wariness.”
AV Club
“Tension runs high – maybe too
high – in what is in some ways
a non-fiction counterpart to
Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“Not even the threat of universal
annihilation will keep this
assembly line from chugging on
with its mechanised efficiency.”
Los Angeles Times
“Polite society and conventional
femininity form a suffocating
straitjacket in this eerily
intoxicating film.”
The List
“The film settles into a familiar
coming-of-age trajectory, but
it’s always enlivened by John
Trengove’s intimate, inquiring eye.”
Slant
“Why this Kurdish father took these
risks is left largely unprodded.
Luckily, the trove of astonishing
footage speaks for itself.”
Metro
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’s
romantic comedy has been
shrouded in secrecy – but details
of the cast are emerging. Blade
Runner 2049’s Ana de Armas
(above) has now been confirmed,
joining Lily James and Saturday
Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.
All-Asian cast breaks
Hollywood barrier
Crazy Rich Asians, an adaptation
of the novel by Kevin Kwan,
is the first major Hollywood film
to star an all-Asian cast for
25 years. It is, says Kwan, “long
overdue”. Starring Constance
Wu, and Crouching Tiger Hidden
Dragon’s Michelle Yeoh (above),
the film is out in August.
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Lean on me
Dominic Boyce,
Samuel Koisser,
Harry Koisser
(also inset) and
Douglas Castle
rediscovered
their friendship
U
sually interviews with
rock stars are conducted in the artist’s
natural habitat: backstage at a gig or a pub.
Harry Koisser, frontman of indie
band Peace, has more imaginative
suggestions: London’s Wallace
Collection, a walk on Hampstead
Heath – or a manicure.
We opt for the least likely suggestion. It proves less likely still
when Koisser shares his fear of
anyone touching his nails – on a
par, he says, with his fear of the
glaze on a brioche burger bun.
Koisser is also colour-blind, unable to see reds and greens, “which
feeds into all the other colours
too”. We choose a midnight blue.
“I had to face my fear”, he says,
surveying the end result once the
ordeal is over. “It’s a lot less painful than I’d imagined.”
First manicure aside, this is a
time of renewal for Peace: they’ve
moved labels, to Ignition (home
to Noel Gallagher and Primal
Scream), taken on new management, and decamped to a farmhouse in Herefordshire to write
their third album, Kindness is the
New Rock And Roll. And as of eight
months ago, Koisser, 27, has given
up drinking and taken up yoga.
Originally from Birmingham
and comprising Koisser’s brother
Sam on bass, and college friends
Doug Castle on guitar and Dom
Boyce on drums, Peace burst on
‘We lost our crust and
then we found it again’
Peace were the next big indie band, until touring tore
them apart – and alcohol laid frontman Harry Koisser
low. He talks to Elisa Bray about self-destruction, yoga
and why there should be ‘No groping’ signs at gigs
to the scene in 2012 as one of the
most promising new indie bands.
Their uplifting melodies and
memorable riffs earnt them a spot
on the Sound of 2013 poll.
But five years of touring two
Top 20 albums took their toll. Six
months at the farmhouse were an
antidote, after the band felt they’d
lost their camaraderie. “Everything had become very serious.
We only ever saw each other for
planning meetings. We’d been
best mates, constant horseplay.
About two weeks into the farmhouse, it was back to that.”
Thoughts of four blokes left to
their own devices in a sprawling
house in the middle of nowhere
conjures up visions of stacked
pizza boxes. “Yeah, it was horrible. That’s how bands should write
music together. We were all hippie
dudes from a small town who
didn’t want to get jobs. We were
proper crusties, then we kind of
lost our crust. And found it again.”
When things took off for the
band, the trappings of rock’n’roll
fame played a part in changing
them. “Touring makes you a different person. Being pampered
all the time is cool at first. When
we first started staying in really
nice places, and having drivers
and stuff, I was like ‘Cool, this is
what Ellie Goulding would have’!”
Then there were the security
guards who would have to accompany the band members to the
tour bus after gigs, to keep their
“swarmy” fans at bay. “After a
while, I was like, ‘I used to be shy.
What happened?’”
He says that he’s never made
diva rider demands, once scrapping with a band who treated his
guitar technician badly.
That characteristic to stand
up for what’s right emerged again
last year when a teenage female
fan was repeatedly groped at
one of their shows. Koisser
was furious, and called
for action. “I started
ranting about it on
stage. If places
have ‘No smoking’ signs everywhere, I wonder
if ‘No groping’
signs would
work? It’s your
duty as an artist –
you’re the host – to
lay down the rules.”
Shyness is not an ideal
trait for a rock frontman, but
Koisser never intended to be the
singer. “I wanted to play drums
– then I had to sing. I didn’t want
to write lyrics, so I used to make
them up on the spot. I don’t know
how I did that when I was 16.”
He found a way to bring out
his “charismatic front dude”: by
drinking. “Booze gave me the
courage to do what I do, but it
f**ked my voice up and I became
really self-destructive. It was feeding a beast inside me. It was always encouraged at after-parties
– fans like to see you messed up.
Then I was drinking all the time.”
He gave it up and took up yoga
at the suggestion of his new manager. “People have been telling me
to do it for ages, but I was always
too hung over. I was really hung
over the day I went for the first
time and I came out feeling amazing. I think that really helped me
to give up.” He loves it and
spends at least an hour
a day practising the
Ashtanga style. “I
call it climbing
yoga mountain
once a day. I get
up there and see
what happens.”
Did he enjoy
the rock’n’roll
days? “It was fun,”
he replies, with a
“but” hanging in the
air. “I know loads of people in bands who love it, but if you
do have a depressive streak in
you, it can pull you apart.
“Before we started making this
album I was lost. Living in London,
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Drinking fed
a beast inside me.
It was encouraged
– fans like to see
you messed up
partying all the time... It was exhausting and I didn’t really recognise who I was. There were a
few really silent moments, sobering up in my flat. I sort of channelled it creatively.”
That depressive streak is exposed in the new album, which
brims with uplifting melodies despite the sadness. “From Under
Liquid Glass” explores Koisser’s
anxiety, and was released in 2017
in support of mental health charity MQ. It’s brave territory for a
band that called their second
album Happy People without
irony. Koisser has been writing
more personally revealing songs
for a while. How did it feel putting
these more exposed songs out
there? “It was scary. Especially
as I’m quite an upbeat guy.”
He recently played his first
gigs sober and it was fine. “In
fact, I really enjoyed it. I have
to turn my amps up louder now.
I wasn’t just going out there to
dance around, I needed to feel
it and hear it loud. There was
a thirst for vibrations to hit me
which I’d never experienced before, I guess because you’re desensitised when you’re drinking.”
Koisser also took a less controlling role on the album, allowing his fellow band members to
blossom musically. “I wanted
to let everyone do what they do
best. Making the last record in
studios was frustrating for them
because I was always going;
‘You should drum more like this
Blondie record.’ I’m a really easygoing nice person in general, but
the warrior comes out in musical
situations. This time I was a lot
more Zen about everything.”
When Columbia, the record
label that released their first two
albums, passed on Kindness, the
band’s response was to record it
themselves and seek a label later.
They took a gamble, and went to
Woodstock in America to record
the album with Simone Felice
(who has produced bands from
The Lumineers to Bat for Lashes), hoping to repay it all later.
“It was a massive risk. It was
a really expensive album as well.
But two days ago we paid off everything.” They struck a deal with
Ignition while in Woodstock.
We turn to the title of the
album, which like all their titles, is non-ironic, and from the
heart. “We were called Peace because we were teenage hippies.
I always think of songwriting
as being a photographer for the
ears: if I can take a picture of myself or a snapshot of the world...
I feel there’s a tectonic shift; a
lot of people I know are ditching their rock’n’roll thing and
becoming a lot kinder.”
‘Kindness is the New Rock And
Roll’ is out on 4 May on Ignition.
Peace play Leeds International
Festival on 5 May and are then
on tour until 24 May
ALBUMREVIEWS
A dynamic
celebration
of diversity
Album
ofthe
week
JANELLE MONÁE
Dirty Computer
HHHHH
Download: Crazy,
Classic Life, Make Me Feel,
Django Jane, Americans
What did we do to deserve
Janelle Monáe? Just over 10
years since the release of her
debut EP Metropolis, aged 21,
she releases her third full-length
album, a record that will go down
as a milestone not just as a work
of art in its own right, but as a
celebration of queerness, female
power and self-worth.
“I am not America’s nightmare
– I am the American Dream,” she
sings on “Crazy, Classic Life”. It
works like a cool mirror image
ahead of the hand-clapping, footstomping closer “Americans”,
which is a joyful rewriting of the
American anthem that calls for
people to celebrate the unique,
the diverse, rather than reject it.
“Make Me Feel” has been
hailed as a bisexual anthem,
but the way Monáe addresses
sexuality in this song, and
SPEEDY ORTIZ
Twerp Verse
WILLIE NELSON
Last Man Standing
HHHHH
HHHHH
Download: Lucky
88, Can I Kiss You?,
Backslidin’, Villain
Download: Last
Man Standing, Me and
You, Ready to Roar, I’ll
Try to Do Better Next
Time
Like many artists, the 2016
presidential election deeply
affected Speedy Ortiz. Instead
of intimate tracks about love
or personal issues, the indierockers here focus on social
and political issues plaguing
the US. In “Lucky 88”, they
include a subtle dig at Mr
Trump’s declaration in his
inauguration speech that “The
American carnage stops right
here”, while frontwoman Sadie
Dupuis addresses her mental
health on “Lean in When I
Suffer”, then addresses the
topic of sexual consent in the
fuzzy “Can I Kiss You?”. A muchwelcomed return to form.
“I don’t want to be the last man
standing,” Willie Nelson opines,
as he releases 11 new songs two
days short of his 85th birthday.
“Well, wait a minute, maybe I
do…” He has little truck here with
the rugged nobility expected of
icons of his vintage. The recent
death of friends such as Merle
Haggard “cuts like a wore-out
knife”, Nelson admits on the title
track. His quaver as he lowers his
voice into the intimate regret of
“Something You Get Through”,
the album’s one sorrowful song
about loss, is a rare sign of frail
decline. The payday roistering
of “Ready to Roar” follows, as if
in amiable defiance.
OKKERVIL RIVER
In the Rainbow Rain
TWIN SHADOW
Caer
Download: Famous
Tracheotomies,
The Dream and the
Light, Love Somebody,
Pull Up the River
Download: Sympathy,
Brace, Saturdays, Little
Woman
Will Sheff’s previous Okkervil
River album, Away, buried the
band’s old line-up, close relatives
and the rock age. Now comes
this rebirth, in which he sounds
cleansed of old complications.
With his spiritual horizons
broadened by psychedelics and
Quaker services, but battered by
America’s new President, he rips
up Okkervil’s gorgeous chamberrock for brash 80s synths and
saxes, while his abrasive writing
has been sacrificed for inclusive
humility. Even his voice slips from
a yearning ache to something
more syrupy, as if dazed by this
conversion to positive thinking.
George Lewis Jr aptly chose the
title “Caer” – meaning “to fall” in
Spanish – because he felt himself
on the verge of destruction.
These emotionally complex
songs are intimate yet universally
relatable. The first single,
“Saturdays”, was a synth-pop
collaboration with glossy sisters
Haim, which is a perfect lead-in
to the 80s and 90s pop ethos of
Caer. Lewis continues his foray
in experimentalism through two
seamless duets with Rainsford on
“Brace” and “Sympathy”, while
the bombastic disco track “Too
Many Colors” is typical, exploring
the depths of his creativity.
Ilana Kaplan
HHHHH
Nick Hasted
HHHHH
Nick Hasted
Ilana Kaplan
throughout Dirty Computer,
seems to embrace it as something
altogether more fluid.
“Go on girl and use that sauce/
if you don’t then that’s your
loss,” she urges on “I Got The
Juice”, which also shows off her
considerable skills as a rapper.
Her quick-fire delivery contrasts
perfectly with Pharrell’s mellow,
sexy murmur of a guest feature.
There’s a spitfire of a rap on
“Django Jane”, an ode to black
female power and arguably
Monáe’s most political track to
date, which recalls wordplay akin
to hip-hop artist Rapsody.
Musical legends appear
in various forms, from a
conversation with Stevie Wonder
to harmonies by Brian Wilson
on the title track. But it’s Prince
whose spirit is most present,
from the synth hook on “Make
Me Feel” to the occasionally
psychedelic instrumentation.
THE INDEPENDENT
Roisin O’Connor
ANNE-MARIE
Speak Your Mind
HHHHH
Download: Ciao Adios,
Friends,
Then, Trigger
Anne-Marie is an anomaly in the
UK pop scene – an artist who
sounds as though she should be
bigger than she is. She is less
polished than most pop fans
might expect, but her streetwise
sass is what makes her stand out
in a very crowded field. On “Ciao
Adios” you can picture the curl
of the lip and the mic drop as she
dismisses an unfaithful boyfriend.
The album plays out with a casual
disregard for genre barriers, as
only a project by a streaming-age
artist can. There are nods to
EDM, folk, calypso, pure pop, and
even a little Afrobeat. It’s a debut
packed with spirited bops.
Roison O’Connor
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FR DAY
1
CIVILISATIONS ON
YOUR DOORSTEP
SAT 9PM, BBC2
Mary Beard investigates the
stories behind the most beloved
works of art on display in
Britain, asking why they were
brought here, and by whom.
The classicist picks apart our
national collections of Roman
marbles, Egyptian mummies,
Renaissance masterpieces and
African sculptures and reveals
much about the controversies
that surround many of them.
2
THE KEITH AND
PADDY PICTURE SHOW
SAT 9.20PM, ITV
Keith Lemon, aka Leigh Francis,
and Paddy McGuinness return
for a second series of their
chaotic entertainment show in
which they take on a different
famous film each episode. This
week they are delivering a
pastiche of Pretty Woman, with
Lemon as Julia Roberts and
McGuinness as Richard Gere.
They are joined by an eclectic
cast including Philip Glenister,
Amanda Holden, Louise
Redknapp, Tracy-Ann Oberman
and Ainsley Harriott.
THIS WEEK’S
Tento
watch
Chosen by
Jessica Barrett
attempt to discover the cause
of the rise and fall of empires.
The show features animation
overseen by Andy Serkis.
4
THE DURRELLS
SUN 8PM, ITV
Louisa (Keeley Hawes), has
realised that nearly all of the
men in her life need her help.
Larry invites Henry Miller to
stay without realising that their
new guest enjoys spending time
3
5
GENIUS MON 8PM,
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Antonio Banderas appears as
Pablo Picasso in this new series,
which explores how the painter’s
genius ultimately destroyed
him. Banderas plays the artist
in his later years, while Alex
Rich is his younger self. At
the beginning of the series we
see Picasso’s creation of his
masterpiece, Guernica, for
the Paris International
Exposition of 1938.
6
MY F-ING TOURETTES FAMILY
TUES 9PM, CHANNEL 4
Hayley and Richard’s two sons
Spencer and Lewis both have
Tourette’s syndrome. After
years of keeping themselves to
themselves, the family want to
“come out” to the world. From
meals out to day trips and
their first ever holiday
abroad, the family
confront the challenges of
dealing with the everyday
reality of living with
the disorder.
7
PERFORMANCE LIVE:
THE RUINS OF EMPIRES
SAT 10PM, BBC2
Introduced by Bafta Rising
Star and Oscar nominee Daniel
Kaluuya, the rapper and writer
Akala performs an abridged
version of his epic poem “The
Ruins of Empires”. A personal
interpretation of history, it
follows the course of man’s
evolution via astral travel and
multiple reincarnations, in an
in the nude. Meanwhile, Mrs
Durrell’s ex-boyfriend Sven is
arrested due to his sexuality.
THE SPLIT
TUES 9PM, BBC1
Clockwise from top Nicola
Walker (right) as Hannah in
‘The Split’; Alex Rich as Picasso
in ‘Genius’; ‘The Durrells’
Hannah is negotiating
a Premier League
footballer’s pre-nup – a
tricky negotiation made
all the more difficult by
the fact that the opposing
lawyer is her colleague
Christie’s ex-wife. Hannah
must continue to fight her
feelings for Christie, so
buries herself in her work.
Meanwhile, the McKenzie case
grows increasingly bitter.
8
MYSTERY OF THE
LOST PAINTINGS
WEDS 8PM, SKY ARTS
Works of art which have been
lost, stolen or destroyed are
brought back to life by Factum
Arte, who use both digital
and traditional techniques to
remake the artworks. The first
episode of this series follows the
recreation of a 1954 portrait of
Winston Churchill by Graham
Sutherland (as detailed in The
Crown), which Churchill said
made him look “half-witted” and
his wife Clementine destroyed in
disgust by putting it on a bonfire.
9
BRITAIN’S BEST HOME COOK
THURS 8PM, BBC1
Mary Berry is back where she
belongs, judging a new cookery
competition to fill a giant Great
British Bake Off-shaped hole on
the BBC. Berry’s fellow judges
are produce expert Chris Bavin
and chef Dan Doherty, while
Claudia Winkleman hosts. The
contestants will be judged not
just on their baking, but a whole
range of challenges, some of
which are based on improvising
a dish around a single
ingredient. The first episode
sees contestants vying to make
the ultimate burger.
10
URBAN MYTHS: THE DALI
AND THE COOPER
THURS 9PM, SKY ARTS
The tale of a weekend in 1970s
New York, when surrealist
Salvador Dali invited shock
rocker Alice Cooper to sit for
him. Cooper became part of one
of the world’s first holograms,
wearing a tiara
worth $2m and
holding a shishkebab statuette
of the Venus
de Milo. Noel
Fielding stars
as Cooper
and David
Suchet
plays
Dali.
Television Friday 27 April
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
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8pm, Channel 4
Mari is a successful and apparently
gutsy London businesswoman
who, seven years ago and while
on holiday in Ecuador, met and
married a local shaman called
Kurikindi. Sean McDonnell’s
extraordinary film follows Mari (left)
and Kurikindi, along with their
daughter Sami, as they relocate to
the Ecuadorian rainforest, building
their own house, hunting piranha,
eating live ants and generally
adapting to a lifestyle that Marie
describes as “prehistoric”. Salvation
from solitude comes with the
acceptance of Kurikindi’s adopted
tribe (they had a vacancy for a
shaman) and daughter Sami, who
seems to thrive on the adventure.
7.30pm, Channel 4
In Our Wildest Dreams (see left),
the Amazon is experiencing
unprecedented early rainfall, climate
change possibly to blame. Global
warming is almost certainly having
a perverse effect in Siberia, except
that here it’s unusually cold.
This, as Marcel Theroux learns, is
devastating the economy, driving
people to cities such as Ulaanbaatar,
where they are burning lots of cheap
coal and driving pollution levels to
100 times the accepted limits.
game-show genius. I’m becoming
slightly addicted to his new creation,
in which five families compete in
various silly tasks from the comfort
of their own homes while watching
and commenting on each other’s
efforts: effectively, Taskmaster meets
Gogglebox. Last week’s winners, the
Garstons, recklessly rolled over their
£10,000 winnings and face losing it
all tonight in challenges that include
naming 10 US presidents, cracking
eggs over their heads and seeing
who can squeeze the most people
into their living rooms. One family
manages 91.
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8.30pm, BBC1
Alex Horne, who also created Dave’s
Taskmaster, is obviously some kind of
9pm, BBC2
The final visit to Ul Qoma and
Beszel, as David Morrissey’s
Our Wildest Dreams
Unreported World
The Button
The City & The City
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 Heir Hunters
(R) (S). 7.15 Rip Off Britain:
Food (R) (S). 8.00 Sign
Zone: Great Continental
Railway Journeys (R) (S).
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire
(S). 10.00 Live Snooker:
The World Championship
Including Ali Carter vs
Ronnie O’Sullivan (S).
12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 Live Snooker: The
World Championship
The afternoon session on
day seven at the Crucible
Theatre in Sheffield (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). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S). 8.25
Frasier (R) (S). 8.55 Frasier
(R) (S). 9.25 Frasier (R) (S).
9.55 Formula 1 Azerbaijan
Grand Prix Practice 1 Live
Coverage from the fourth
round of the season (S).
11.45 Channel 4 News
Summary (S). 11.50 Coast
Vs Country (R) (S). 12.50
Posh Pawnbrokers (R) (S).
1.55 Formula 1 Azerbaijan
Grand Prix Practice 2 Live
Further coverage from the
fourth round of the season
(S). 3.35 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (R) (S). 4.00
Escape To The Chateau: DIY
(S). 5.00 Four In A Bed (R)
(S). 5.30 Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Paddington Station
24/7 (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:
The Nightmare Nanny
(Michael Feifer 2013)
Thriller, starring
Ashley Scott (S). 5.00
5 News At 5 (S). 5.30
Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads (R) (S).
6.30 Britain In
Bloom Chris
Bavin heads
to the historic
market town of
Oakham (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.25 Party Election
Broadcast (S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
An eccentric
loner saves Bart
from the school
bullies (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
A car falls on
Ash when he
is alone in the
garage (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 Sounds Like
Friday Night
With George
Ezra and
Chvrches (S).
7.00 Antiques Road
Trip Philip
Serrell plays a
safe bet with
a mahogany
breakfast table
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Rishi needs
Frank’s unique
skills (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.30 Unreported
World Air
quality in
Mongolia’s
capital (S).
7.00 The Gadget
Show Jon
Bentley tests
out indoor
security
cameras (S).
8pm
8.00 EastEnders Max
does all he can
to get his life
back together
(S).
8.30 The Button (S).
8.00 Gardeners’
World Monty
Don divides
ornamental
grasses and
plants an alpine
trough (S).
8.00 Love Your
Garden
A vintagestyle garden in
Somerset (S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 Our Wildest
Dreams New
series. Mari
leaves southeast London
for a new life
in Ecuador (S).
8.00 Britain’s Great
Cathedrals With
Tony Robinson
The actor and
presenter
visits Durham
cathedral (S).
9pm
9.00 Have I Got
News For You
Satirical quiz
(S).
9.30 Home From
Home (S).
9.00 The City & The
City Borlu
wakes up in
the custody of
Breach. Last in
the series (S).
9.00 Lethal Weapon
Bailey’s sister
runs into
trouble with
the law (S).
9.00 Gogglebox The
households’
opinions
on recent
television (S).
9.00 Portillo’s
Hidden History
Of Britain
Michael Portillo
explores Orford
Ness in Suffolk
(S).
9.00 Jeff Beck: Still
On The Run
The life history
of the musical
maverick (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.25 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.35 The Graham
Norton Show
(S).
10.00Episodes
Beverly is
forced to tell
Carol the truth
about Merc (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News At Ten
(S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 The Keith &
Paddy Picture
Show (R) (S).
10.00Lee And Dean
Last in the
series (S).
10.35 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does
Countdown
(R) (S).
10.00Jack The
Ripper: Missing
Evidence A
recent theory as
to the identity
of the serial
killer (R) (S).
10.25 Latin Music
USA The history
of salsa music
(S).
11.25 Wannabe (S).
11.50 FILM: Tropic
Thunder (Ben
Stiller 2008)
Comedy,
starring Ben
Stiller (S).
11.05 Front Row Late
The British art
scene (S).
11.35 Snooker:
The World
Championship
Highlights (S).
11.15 Through The
Keyhole With
Jonathan Ross,
Ruth Langsford
and Alan Carr
(R) (S).
11.35 First Dates
A dental nurse
is set up on
a date with a
handsome tree
surgeon (R) (S).
11.00 Stonehenge: The
Final Mystery
Archaeologists
pore over new
evidence about
the stone circle
(R) (S).
1.35 BBC News (S).
12.25 Snooker: World
Championship Extra (S).
2.25 Sign Zone Panorama
(R) (S). 2.55 Civilisations (R)
(S). 3.55 The Assassination
Of Gianni Versace:
American Crime Story (R).
4.45 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.10 Jackpot247 3.00
Take On The Twisters (R)
(S). 3.50 ITV Nightscreen
12.35 FILM: Solomon Kane
(Michael J Bassett 2010)
Period fantasy thriller (S).
2.20 True Horror (R) (S).
3.15 Kiss Me First (R) (S).
4.10 Come Dine Champion
Of Champions (R) (S). 5.05
Building The Dream (R) (S).
12.00 SuperCasino (S).
2.50 The Kennedys:
Decline And Fall (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Wildlife SOS (R) (S). 5.35
House Doctor (R) (S).
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain: Food (S).
10.00 Homes Under The
Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
Heir Hunters (S). 11.45
The Housing Enforcers
(S). 12.15 Bargain Hunt (S).
1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
800 Words (S). 3.00 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.45
Flipping Profit (S). 4.30
Flog It! (S). 5.15 Pointless
(S).
6pm
11pm
Late
detective finds himself in trouble
with Breach and more determined
than ever to find the fabled city of
Orciny and his wife Katrynia. Sound
like gobbledygook? It probably is.
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Jeff Beck: Still On The Run
9pm, BBC4
The guitar hero’s guitar hero and
former Yardbird has played with
everyone from Stevie Wonder and
ZZ Top to Rod Stewart and David
Bowie, almost becoming a member
of Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones
in the process. His rich and varied
life and career is recounted with
tributes from lifelong friend Jimmy
Page, Dave Gilmour, Eric Clapton,
Ronnie Wood and Slash – the latter
recalling telling Beck that he was the
Picasso of guitar and being told in
Pollution is the focus of
‘Unreported World’
7.30pm, Channel 4
Borlu awakens in the
custody of Breach as
‘The City & The City’
draws to a conclusion
9pm, BBC2
7.00 World News
Today; Weather
(S).
7.30 Young Musician
2018 The brass
category final
(S).
The Marchant family
takes on ‘The Button’
8.30pm, BBC1
6.55 FILM: Rise Of
The Planet
Of The Apes
(Rupert Wyatt
2011) Sci-fi
thriller (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
Emmerdale (S). 8.55 You’ve
Been Framed! Gold (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelorette
(S). 12.15 Emmerdale (S).
12.45 Emmerdale (S). 1.15
You’ve Been Framed!
Gold (S). 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.35
The Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
3.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(S). 4.55 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S).
6.00 Take Me Out
Featuring a
hairdresser, a
rugby player,
a children’s
entertainer and
a student (S).
7.00 You’ve Been
Framed!
Gold Top 100
Sport Stars A
rundown of 100
hilarious sportthemed clips (S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men Lyndsey
dumps Alan (S).
8.30 Two And A
Half Men Alan
updates his look
(S).
9.00 FILM: Project
Almanac (Dean
Israelite 2015)
Premiere. Sci-fi
thriller, starring
Jonny Weston
(S).
9.00 FILM: Knocked
Up (Judd
Apatow 2007)
Romantic
comedy, with
Katherine Heigl
(S).
11.25 Rollermania:
Britain’s
Biggest Boy
Band Members
of the Bay City
Rollers recall
their rise (S).
11.10 FILM: The Gift
(Joel Edgerton
2015) Thriller,
starring
Rebecca Hall
and Jason
Bateman (S).
11.30 Family Guy
Brian tries to
get his friends
to care more
about the lives
of dogs (S).
12.30 Duets: The Andy
Williams Show (S). 1.30
Jeff Beck: Still On The Run
(S). 2.55 Latin Music USA
(S). 3.55 Close
1.20 FILM: Bully (Larry
Clark 2001) Fact-based
drama, starring Brad
Renfro (S). 3.40 Close
12.05 Family Guy (S). 12.30
American Dad! (S). 1.00
American Dad! (S). 1.30
Two And A Half Men (S).
1.55 Two And A Half Men
(S). 2.20 Teleshopping 5.50
ITV2 Nightscreen
i FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
reply that Beck felt more like Jackson
Pollock. Good to see that the artschool education wasn’t wasted.
===
Episodes
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
10pm, BBC2
“He’s shut down,” says Stephen
Mangan’s Sean of Matt, after
Matt receives news that his father
has just dropped dead in a
supermarket. “That’s assuming
there’s something to shut,” replies
Tamsin Greig’s Beverly, unfairly
you might think, because Matt
LeBlanc’s version of himself is
arguably the most human character
in this sitcom. This is a curious
episode of Episodes, much of it
involving slightly boring phone calls
between Matt and his father’s
girlfriend and Matt and his mother.
FILM OF THE DAY
===
1.20am, Film4
(Larry Clark, 2001)
This disconcerting film is the
best of the close-up studies of US
teen anomie and violence that the
photographer-turned-director
Clark has been making since the
controversial Kids in 1995. Based on
a real case, it tells of a group of bored
and affectless teens in Florida who
plot to kill the local bully – but are
too dazed, drugged up and dumb
to think through the consequences.
Clark’s raw shooting style and frank
depiction of teenage sexuality mean
he is often accused of voyeurism and
prurience, but this film reveals him
as a moralist. And a realist – most
murders are probably exactly this:
shabby, ill-planned and stupid.
11.10pm, Film4
(Joel Edgerton, 2015)
A deft psychological thriller, perfectly
modulated to keep you guessing
and uneasy, about a man (Edgerton
himself) who insinuates himself into
the lives of a yuppie couple in LA,
claiming to be an old acquaintance.
Bully
The Gift
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Tropic Thunder
11.50pm, BBC1
(Ben Stiller, 2008)
An overblown send-up of Hollywood
types and values, with Ben Stiller,
Robert Downey Jnr and Jack Black as
pampered stars who get lost in the
jungle while making a war movie.
Tom Cruise has a hilarious turn as
a vulgar studio executive.
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). 12.30 The Royal
(S). 1.35 Heartbeat (S).
2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.45
On The Buses (S). 4.20 On
The Buses (S). 4.50 You’re
Only Young Twice (S). 5.25
George And Mildred (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 7.00
Rules Of Engagement
(S). 8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 8.30 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 9.00
New Girl (S). 9.30 New Girl
(S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 10.30 2 Broke Girls
(S). 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (S). 12.00 The
Goldbergs (S). 12.30 The
Goldbergs (S). 1.00 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 1.30 The
Big Bang Theory (S). 2.00
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 2.30 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 3.00 New Girl
(S). 3.30 New Girl (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S).
4.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(S). 5.00 The Goldbergs (S).
5.30 The Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
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:
Winter Sun (S). 5.50 Ugly
House To Lovely House
With George Clarke (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
has to take care
of Amy when
she falls ill (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
Florence and
Nadine, two
Grevy’s zebras,
are about to
give birth (S).
6.00 Futurama
A murderous
Santa robot
targets Fry and
Leela (R) (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.00 House Masters
reaches a career
crossroads (R)
(S).
7.00 Murder,
She Wrote
A computer
expert dies
suddenly (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Myra
and Goldie
learn a secret
about Prince
and Lily (S).
7.30 Extreme Cake
Makers (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
Renovating an
old building in
Tuscany (S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Bart plays his
parents off
against each
other (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A house sale
turns into a
murder inquiry
(R) (S).
8.00 Agatha
Christie’s
Marple The
reading of a will
leads to murder
(S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard
announces he
has to have
surgery (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.00 The Simpsons
Lisa rekindles
her love of jazz
when the family
end up in New
Orleans.
8.30 Modern Family
8.00 Blue Bloods
Henry’s
meddling
pushes Danny’s
buttons (R).
9.00 Rough Justice
A man’s body is
found in a room
at a seedy hotel.
In Flemish (S).
9.00 Karl Pilkington:
The Moaning Of
Life Exploring
the lengths
people go to in
order to stay
healthy (R) (S).
9.00 Game Of
Thrones Tyrion
receives an
unexpected
visit from Jaime
(R) (S).
10.0024 Hours In
A&E A 40-yearold man is
rushed in after
losing control
of his car (S).
10.00The Late Late
Show With
James Corden:
Best Of The
Week Highlights
of the talk show
(R).
10.15 Game Of
Thrones Jon
Snow tries
to mediate
between Mance
Rayder and
Stannis (R) (S).
11.00 A League Of
Their Own With
Paula Radcliffe,
Chris Ashton
and Richard
Ayoade (R) (S).
11.15 Game Of
Thrones Arya
arrives in
Braavos (R) (S).
12.00 Premier League’s
Greatest Moments 1.00
In The Long Run 1.30 Ross
Kemp: Extreme World
2.20 Most Shocking 3.10
Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
4.00 The Real A&E 5.00
It’s Me Or The Dog
12.30 Tin Star (R) (S). 1.30
Tin Star (R) (S). 2.30 The
Sopranos (R) (S). 3.45
Animals (R) (S). 4.15 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.10 The
West Wing (R) (S).
9.00 FILM: Red 2
(Dean Parisot
2013) Action
thriller sequel,
starring Bruce
Willis (S).
10.00The Syndicate
Leanne’s past
catches up with
her (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 The British (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).
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Nick Grimshaw
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 The
Official Chart With MistaJam
5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Radio 1’s
Dance Anthems With MistaJam
7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 Pete
Tong 11.00 Danny Howard
1am B.Traits 4.00 Radio 1’s
Essential Mix
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 Charlesy 9.00 Semtex
11.00 Sir Spyro 1am Kan D
Man And DJ Limelight 4.00
Diplo And Friends
BBC Radio 2
11.15 Vera The
detective
investigates
the ugly truth
about a murder
victim’s past (S).
11.15 The Big Bang
Theory Sheldon
becomes
obsessed with
gift-giving (S).
11.40 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
11.05 24 Hours In
A&E A couple
are brought in
after a road
accident (S).
1.10 The Zoo (S). 2.00 The
Zoo (S). 2.55 Heartbeat
(S). 3.45 Wild At Heart (S).
4.35 On The Buses (S). 5.05
George And Mildred (S).
5.30 Judge Judy (S). 5.50
ITV3 Nightscreen
12.15 Tattoo Fixers (S).
1.20 Gogglebox (S). 2.25
First Dates (S). 3.15 Rude
Tube (S). 4.10 Rude(ish)
Tube (S). 4.30 Rules Of
Engagement (S). 4.55 Rules
Of Engagement (S).
12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (S). 1.05
24 Hours In A&E (S). 2.05
24 Hours In A&E (S). 3.10
8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut (S).
3.55 Close
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken
Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon 5.00 Amol Rajan
7.00 Tony Blackburn’s Golden
Hour 8.00 Friday Night Is
Music Night 10.00 Sounds Of
The 80s 12mdn’t Anneka Rice:
The Happening 2.00 Radio 2’s
Funky Soul Playlist 3.00 Radio
2 Playlist: New To 2 4.00 Radio
2 Playlist: 21st Century Songs
5.00 Huey On Saturday
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00
Essential Classics 12noon
Composer Of The Week:
Strozzi 1.00 News 1.02 Radio
3 Lunchtime Concert 2.00
Afternoon Concert 4.30 BBC
Young Musician 2018. Georgia
Mann presents highlights from
this year’s Young Musician
brass finalists. 5.00 In Tune.
Katie Derham’s guests include
Leslie Howard. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. In Tune’s eclectic
mix of music: minimalism
to Mozart with a helping of
jazz and sitar. 7.30 Radio 3
In Concert. Pianist Simon
Trpceski plays works by Grieg,
Mendelssohn and RimskyKorsakov. 10.00 The Verb. With
Yasuhiro Yotsumoto and Akari
Mochizuki. 10.45 The Essay:
Dark Blossoms 11.00 Music
Planet 1am Through The Night
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 The Reunion
9.45 Book Of The Week: Sharp:
The Women Who Made An
Art Of Having An Opinion
10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00
Humiliation 11.30 When The
Dog Dies 12noon News 12.04
Home Front 12.15 You And
Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The
World At One 1.45 Chinese
Characters 2.00 The Archers
2.15 Drama: Deliverers 3.00
Gardeners’ Question Time
3.45 Short Works. By Linda
Cracknell. 4.00 Last Word
4.30 More Or Less 4.55 The
Listening Project 5.00 PM 5.57
Weather 6.00 Six O’Clock News
6.30 The News Quiz. With Andy
Hamilton, Isabel Hardman,
Lucy Porter and Mark Steel.
7.00 The Archers. Brian
continues to scheme. 7.15
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ONDEMAND
3%
Netflix
Return of the Brazilian drama
set 100 years hence.
Lifeline
All4/Walter Presents
This thriller imagines what
would happen if transplanted
organs carried memories.
Stephen: The Murder
That Changed A Nation
BBC iPlayer
How the 1993 murder led to
a change in the law as well as
police and societal attitudes.
Front Row. Arts programme.
7.45 Curious Under The Stars.
By Annamaria Murphy. 8.00
Any Questions? Jonathan
Dimbleby presents topical
discussion from Sevenoaks
School in Kent. 8.50 A Point
Of View. With Stella Tillyard.
9.00 Home Front Omnibus.
Parts 36-40. By Sarah Daniels.
Last in the series. 10.00 The
World Tonight. With James
Coomarasamy. 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: Nikesh Shukla – The
One Who Wrote Destiny. By
Nikesh Shukla. 11.00 Late
Night Woman’s Hour. Lively
conversation, with Lauren
Laverne. 11.30 Today In
Parliament. Political round-up.
11.55 The Listening Project.
A mother and son discuss the
impact of his illness. 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
IPM
BBC Radio 4 LW
8.31am Yesterday In
Parliament 9.45 Daily Service
12.01pm Shipping Forecast
5.54 Shipping Forecast
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6am Rogue Justice 6.30 But
Still They Come 7.00 The
Stanley Baxter Playhouse
7.30 Tom Allen Is Actually
Not Very Nice 8.00 I’m Sorry
I’ll Read That Again 8.30
Brothers In Law 9.00 It’s Your
Round 9.30 After Henry 10.00
Closed To Visitors 11.00
Podcast Radio Hour 12noon
I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again
12.30 Brothers In Law 1.00
Rogue Justice 1.30 But Still
They Come 2.00 Expo 58 2.15
Shakespeare’s Restless World
2.30 Good News 2.45 Catch
Me If You Can 3.00 Closed To
Visitors 4.00 It’s Your Round
4.30 After Henry 5.00 The
Stanley Baxter Playhouse 5.30
Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very
Nice 6.00 The Man Who Was
Pick
ofthe
day
Music Planet
11pm, BBC Radio 3
Japanese taiko
drummer Joji
Hirota (above)
and his band
are in session,
and there’s a road
trip to Tokyo in
this somewhat
Far East-themed
edition, presented
by Kathryn Tickell.
Thursday 6.30 Mastertapes
7.00 I’m Sorry I’ll Read That
Again 7.30 Brothers In Law
8.00 Rogue Justice 8.30 But
Still They Come 9.00 Podcast
Radio Hour 10.00 Comedy
Club: Tom Allen Is Actually
Not Very Nice 10.30 Comedy
Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide
To The Galaxy: The Secondary
Phase 10.55 Comedy Club:
The Comedy Club Interview
11.00 Comedy Club: Adolf
Hitler: My Part In His Downfall
11.30 Comedy Club: A Look
Back At The Nineties 12mdn’t
The Man Who Was Thursday
12.30 Mastertapes 1.00
Rogue Justice 1.30 But Still
They Come 2.00 Expo 58 2.15
Shakespeare’s Restless World
2.30 Good News 2.45 Catch
Me If You Can 3.00 Closed To
Visitors 4.00 It’s Your Round
4.30 After Henry 5.00 The
Stanley Baxter Playhouse
5.30 Tom Allen Is Actually Not
Very Nice
BBC 5 Live
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
Chiles On Friday 1pm The
Friday Sports Panel 2.00
Kermode And Mayo’s Film
Review 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5
Live Sport: The Friday Football
Social 10.00 Stephen Nolan
1am Up All Night 5.00 5 Live
Boxing With Costello & Bunce
5.30 Under The Weather
BBC 6 Music
7am Shaun Keaveny 10.00
Lauren Laverne 1pm Stuart
Maconie 4.00 Steve Lamacq
7.00 Iggy Pop 9.00 Tom
Ravenscroft 12mdn’t Nemone’s
Electric Ladyland 2.00 6 Music
Classic Concert 3.00 6 Music
Live Hour 4.00 Classic Albums
5.00 Chris Hawkins
Classic FM
6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm AnneMarie Minhall 5.00 Classic
FM Drive 7.00 Smooth
Classics At Seven 8.00 The
Full Works Concert. A final
evening celebrating the best
new recordings of the year
so far. 10.00 Smooth Classics
1am Katie Breathwick 4.00
Jane Jones
Absolute Radio
6am Christian O’Connell’s
Breakfast Show 10.00 Leona
Graham 1pm Andy Bush 4.00
Claire Sturgess 7.00 Absolute
80s With Martyn Lee 10.00
Sarah Champion 4am Jay
Lawrence
Heart
6am Jamie And Rochelle
9.00 Toby Anstis 1pm Matt
Wilkinson 4.00 JK And Lucy
7.00 Club Classics 10.00 Lilah
Parsons 1am James Stewart
TalkSPORT
6am The Alan Brazil Sports
Breakfast With Ally McCoist
10.00 Jim White, Perry Groves
And Bob Mills 1pm Hawksbee
And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian
Durham And Darren Gough
7.00 The Season Ticket With
Danny Kelly And Laura Woods
10.00 The Two Mikes 1am
Extra Time With Tom Latchem
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AGENDA
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Visual Arts
QUEEN VICTORIA IN PARIS:
WATERCOLOURS FROM THE
ROYAL COLLECTION
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
This exhibition brings together
51 watercolours created for
and by Queen Victoria to
mark her historic state visit
to Paris in August 1855, which
became a turning point in
Anglo-French relations, strained
since the defeat of Napoleon I
at Waterloo 40 years earlier.
(01833 690606) to 24 Jun
IMPRESSIONISTS IN LONDON,
FRENCH ARTISTS IN EXILE
(1870-1904)
Tate Britain, London SW1
The first exhibition to map the
connections between French
and British artists, patrons and
art dealers during the FrancoPrussian War and afterwards.
The experience of artists such as
Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, Dalou,
Sisley and Legros in London and
the friendships that developed
influenced their own work but
also contributed to the British art
scene. (020 7887 8888) to 7 May
DAVID MILNE: MODERN PAINTING
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21
A major show of one of Canada’s
greatest modern painters, David
Milne (1882-1953), featuring
oils alongside watercolours,
drawings and photographs
that demonstrate how,
through periods of intense
experimentation, often
working in solitude in the
wild, the artist developed
an extraordinary body of
landscapes, fusing influences
from Monet, Matisse and
Cezanne into a language of his
own. (020 8693 5254) to 7 May
LANGLANDS & BELL
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell
mark the 40th anniversary of
their artistic partnership with a
new series of relief sculptures,
installations, digital animations
and portraits exploring the
influence of the global Internet
companies. The highlights are
the precise, scaled-down versions
of the headquarters of the major
companies, including Google,
Apple and Facebook, all hand
made from white card by the
artists. (0121 248 0708) to 10 Jun
A NEW ERA: SCOTTISH MODERN
ART 1900-1950
Scottish National Gallery of
Modern Art, Edinburgh
More than 100 paintings,
sculptures and works on paper
charting Scottish modernism,
from JD Fergusson and SJ Peploe
in the early years of the century,
to the turn of the 1950s, when
emerging Scottish artists such
as Alan Davie, Doris Zinkeisen,
William Gear, Margaret Mellis,
and Eduardo Paolozzi were at
the forefront of European art.
(0131 624 6200) to 10 Jun
SURFACE WORK: ABSTRACT
WOMEN PAINTERS
Victoria Miro, London N1 and W1
A cross-generational group
show across Victoria Miro’s
two London galleries, featuring
more than 50 women artists
who have shaped (and continue
to influence) the language and
definition of abstract painting
during the past century,
including Liubov Popova, Joan
Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler,
Lee Krasner, , Angela de la Cruz,
Adriana Varejão and Dala Nasser.
(victoria-miro.com) to 16 Jun
THE HOUSE OF FAME:
CONVENED BY LINDER
Nottingham Contemporary
Part retrospective, part kinship
jamboree, this celebration of
British artist and musician
Linder is a exchange between art,
fashion, music and architecture,
spanning more than 40 years
of photomontage, graphics,
costume and performance.
As well as her own work, the
exhibition includes almost 200
works by 30 artists, stretching
from the 1600s to today.
(0115 948 9750) to 17 Jun
Talks
MFEST
British Library, London NW1
The UK’s first dedicated festival
of Muslim culture, literature
and ideas, featuring more
than 30 events, with Elif Shafak,
Reem Kelani, Razia Iqbal, Emma
Dent Coad, Saskilla, Ziauddin
Sardar, and Akram Khan.
(mfest.org) to Sun
RAYMOND E FEIST
Topping & Co, Bath
The fantasy writer talks
about King of Ashes, the first
in a new Firemane series.
(01225 428111) tonight 8pm
Comedy
BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
The Bedford, London SW12
This year’s shindig is a scaleddown version of Balham’s
normally expansive bash, but it
still packs a mighty, weekendlong punch, with acts including
Al Murray as the Pub Landlord,
Angela Barnes, Carl Donnelly and
Rich Hall. (balhamcomedyfestival.
com) to Sun
MY DAD WROTE A PORNO
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
A few years ago, Jamie Morton
discovered that his father – under
the delicious pen name of Rocky
Flintstone – had written a series
of erotic novels. With the help of
James Cooper and Alice Levine
he delves into them here, in a live
version of the smash-hit podcast.
(01702 351135) tonight
BRIAN HARTLEY
B
O
G
SQUAD
UK PREMIERE
MICHAEL MCINTYRE
Echo Arena, Liverpool
Michael McIntyre settles
in to the UK leg of his Big
World Tour – and judging
by the number of tickets he’s
shifted for the arenas, appetite
for his broad, hyperactive and
very slick observational
comedy is undiminished.
(0344 8000 400) tonight and Sat
DARA O BRIAIN
Watford Colosseum
The Mock the Week host gets
stuck into a huge UK tour. Smart
routines on fake news, virtual
reality and terror are on the
cards in Voice of Reason – but
look out, too, for some inspired
to-and-fro with the audience.
(01923 571102) tonight
ED BYRNE
Bridlington Spa
In Spoiler Alert, Ed Byrne finds
fertile observational ground
in the cosseted lives of his two
young sons. (01262 678258) tonight
Dance
WINDRUSH: MOVEMENT
OF THE PEOPLE
Peacock Theatre, London WC2
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s new
work looks at the experience of
Caribbean immigrants coming
to the UK 70 years ago. Plus
Christopher Bruce’s Shadows
and Sandrine Monin’s Calyx.
(020 7863 8000) to Sat
Pop
MERCURY REV
CCA, Glasgow
Or, how US art-rock’s foremost
symphonic romantics found
redemption. Recalling how they
took a flagging career and gave it
wings, the Rev celebrate the 20th
anniversary of 1998’s wistful,
wondrous Deserter’s Songs with a
string of “intimate and acoustic”
shows. (seetickets.com) tonight
Pick
ofthe
day
THE STREETS
Brixton Academy, London SW9
“I know my exit strategies,” said
geezer-rap softie Mike Skinner
as he retired the Streets name in
2011. Test the mettle of Skinner’s
re-entry strategies with the
comeback tour, a welcome
reminder of just how great those
first two albums (and bits
of the other three) were.
Creation
(Pictures for Dorian)
WED 23 – SUN 27 MAY
ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR
THE CREATIVE ARTS
(gigsandtours.com) tonight
AGE 14+
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Arena, Birmingham
‘ONE OF THE MOST
IMPOSSIBLE, BEAUTIFUL,
COURAGEOUS AND
EPIC THEATRICAL
EXPERIENCES
Trust the Manics to find the
sharp edges in nostalgia. Echoes
of their 1990s anthemic peak
reverberate through Resistance
Is Futile, an album of extroverted
tunes and strapping riffs
weaponised with introspective
bite and prickly intelligence.
Duly, the arena tour beckons.
YOU CAN
IMAGINE’
THE GUARDIAN
(gigsandtours.com) tonight
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THEATRE
FLASHDANCE
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Joanne Clifton stars a working-class Pittsburgh woman who works as a welder by day and a
burlesque-bar dancer by night but dreams of one day becoming a fully trained “proper” dancer
in this great adaptation of the 1980s musical. The script and lyrics are as sharp and witty as ever,
and Matt Cole’s choreography is smart, sexy and full of explosive energy. (atgtickets.com) to Sat
THE LOW ANTHEM
Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Between its glistening surfaces
and hidden depths, The Salt
Doll Went to Measure the Depth
of the Sea is a wondrously
immersive comeback album
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27 APRIL 2018
from Rhode Island’s alt-folkies.
The cautionary fable referenced
in the title provides a fertile
backdrop for its delicate
details, warm melancholia
and misty-eyed epiphanies.
(loutpromotions.co.uk) tonight
REJJIE SNOW
Academy, Manchester
After time spent mingling with
Loyle Carner and Kendrick
Lamar, this Dublin-to-Brooklyn
transplant commands centrestage on a strikingly distinct
debut album. Executive produced
by Lamar associate Rahki, Dear
Annie is a wry, jazzy showcase
for Rejjie Snow’s charmingly
laid-back flow and keen hooks.
(seetickets.com) tonight
Classical
LONDON PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA
Royal Festival Hall, London SE1
Thomas Søndergård conducts
Dvorak’s evergreen Eighth
Symphony, prefaced by
Prokofiev’s virtuosically
demanding Second Piano
Concerto (soloist Luca Buratto)
and centenary composer Claude
Debussy’s dreamily erotic
Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune.
(020 3879 9555) tonight 7.30pm
Opera
EUGENE ONEGIN
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Oliver Mears directs Scottish
Opera’s new production of
Tchaikovsky’s lyrical romance,
starring Australian baritone
Samuel Dale Johnson and Welsh
soprano Natalya Romaniw as
the ill-matched city sophisticate
and provincial ingénue.
(0844 871 7647) tonight 7.15pm
Jazz
MARTIN SPEAKE
Progress Theatre, Reading
Martin Speake’s new album,
Intention brings him together
with the Bad Plus’s Ethan Iverson
as well as bassist Fred Thomas
and James Maddren on drums.
(0845 867 9845) tonight
Folk & Roots
YOU ARE WOLF + DUOTONE
Foundling Museum, London WC1
A double album launch
night with You Are Wolf
(aka Dr Kerry Andrew) fusing
English and American folk with
leftfield pop and classical on
her album Keld, and Duotone,
aka Barney Morse-Brown, with
his intimate, autobiographical
album, A Life Reappearing.
(020 7841 3600) tonight
VASEN
Ropetackle Arts Centre,
Shoreham-by-Sea
The Swedish instrumental
trio’s latest album, Brewed,
is a heady collection of trad
tunes and originals, on
five-string viola, 12-string
guitar and the nyckelharpa.
(01273 464440) tonight
World Music
BAABA MAAL
Union Chapel, London N1
A rare solo appearance by the
legendary Senegalese singer,
travelling light with just his voice,
guitar, songs and social and
environmental messages,
with music from his back
catalogue, including his most
recent album, 2016’s The
Traveller. (020 7226 1686) tonight
Can a body in Bergen
be the BBC’s ‘Serial’?
The World Service is hoping listeners to its podcast will
help to solve the mysterious death of a Norwegian woman.
Marisa Bate reports on an innovative take on Nordic noir
Theatre
THE BAND
Bristol Hippodrome
Writer Tim Firth’s musical
about Take That is an infectious
homage to the music of Britain’s
best-loved boy band and the
power of youthful friendship.
The on-stage action never takes
itself too seriously as it journeys
from 90s suburban teenage
bedroom to the present day.
Into the valley
of death Marit
Higraff and
Neil McCarthy
recording on
location ANETTE
BERENTSEN
(thebandmusical.com) to Sat
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING
MUSICAL
Regent Theatre Stoke on Trent
Marc Bruni’s touring production
of the Carole King tribute
musical, with Bronté Barbé in the
lead. This journey through the
world of pop, beginning in 1958,
tells a gripping human story with
real feeling, and has some hugely
enjoyable 60s showbiz moments.
(beautifulmusical.co.uk) to Sat
THE GRINNING MAN
Trafalgar Studios, London SW1
A pared-back musical adaptation
of Victor Hugo’s 1869 novel,
L’Homme Qui Rit, devised at the
Bristol Old Vic by Tom Morris
and his creative team, starring
Louis Maskell as Grinpayne, who
had his face sadistically slashed
from ear to ear when he was a
small boy. Morris’s production
unfolds like a fevered, slightly
bonkers but luridly compelling
fairy story. (0844 871 7632) to 5 May
SUNSET BOULEVARD
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Nikolai Foster’s production
of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
musical is seamless and visually
spectacular, evoking vintage
Hollywood glamour with
film clips, high platforms and
staircases and an ingenious mix
of cinematic and mood lighting.
Ria Jones as a faded star of silent
films drives the piece with an
unbelievable stage presence,
a brilliant range of convincing
emotions and a rich controlled
voice,. (atgtickets.com) to Sat
DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS
Bunker Theatre, London SE1
Kevin Armento’s fascinating play
revisits Bill Clinton’s notorious
relationship with his intern,
Monica Lewinsky, in the light
of the #MeToo movement and
the allegations against Donald
Trump. There is an almost
abstract quality to the play, seen
here in a fluent production by
Joshua McTaggart: a largely
bare dais of a stage on which the
perspectives of five women at
the centre of the scandal clash.
(020 7234 0486) to Sat
O
n 29 November 1970,
in the remote Isdalen
Valley outside the
Norwegian town of
Bergen, a woman’s
body was found by two girls, badly
burnt and surrounded by a set of
peculiar objects (bottles of water,
a rubber boot, burnt paper). Her
identity, and how she died, has
remained a mystery ever since.
The life and death of the Isdal
Woman, as she is known in Norway, are the subject of a major
new podcast from the BBC’s
World Service and Norway’s
public radio service, NRK.
Led by Norwegian investigative journalist Marit Higraff and
British BBC radio documentary
producer Neil McCarthy, Death in
Ice Valley intends to find answers
that have evaded police, journalists and crime novelists for the
best part of five decades.
“There are lots of clues,” McCarthy tells me, “but she’s such an
elusive, ghostlike character.”
The team hopes the public will
help to unlock her mystery: listeners are invited to join a Facebook
page, to capitalise on the sense of
community that often helps make
true crime podcasts successful –
both in terms of solving a crime
and download numbers.
Higraff had been working on the
case for almost two years before
the BBC approached her. “The
NRK project has generated leads
from around the world already,”
says McCarthy. “There’s a big online sleuth community out there,
but we hope the World Service’s
massive global audience gives us
a bigger reach.”
That reach clocks in at 75 million people. Coupled with cuttingedge technology that the pair use
in their investigations, they are
“optimistic” about their chances
of solving the case. The team is
still making the final episodes,
hoping to be influenced by what
listeners know, and promising to
follow every lead.
Parallels with the first series
of the hugely popular true crime
podcast Serial inevitably come
to mind. Adnan Syed – currently serving a life sentence for
the murder of his ex-girlfriend
Hae Min Lee – was this month
granted a retrial, which many attribute to information uncovered
in the podcast.
Reconfiguring investigative
journalism for podcasting is a
new priority for the BBC, and it’s
being led by the World Service.
Last year, it appointed the BBC’s
first podcast commissioner, Jon
Manel, and in March, the domestic side of the network followed
suit, hiring Jason Phipps – former
head of audio at The Guardian – in
a similar role. “It’s about reaching
audiences that are underserved –
not only by the BBC, but by podcasting,” Manel says.
The team is still
making the final
episodes, promising
to follow every lead
from listeners
Still, there are countless true
crime podcasts. What is different
about Death in Ice Valley? Both Higraff and McCarthy point to the
immersive soundscape, a mix of
eerie, haunting music and the atmospheric sounds of the Norwegian landscape itself.
In the first episode, they visit
the spot where the body was found
with the first police officer on the
scene. You can hear the crackle of
forest under foot, the wind whipping round, rain relentlessly beating down. “It feels like we’re inside
a cloud,” says McCarthy.
“We try to take the listeners out
in the field with us,” Higraff tells
me. “Through the Isdalen Valley
and around Norway and Europe.”
Recently, questions of ethics
around reporting deaths in podcasts have surfaced: when something becomes a pop cultural
phenomenon, how easily do we
forget that victims are someone’s
daughter or aunt or friend? What
are the moral boundaries of turning brutal crime into a hit series?
Higaff seems taken aback at any
suggestion of impropriety. “I’m an
idealist as a journalist,” she says.
“I want to make the world better
for people. A couple of times, I’ve
asked myself: what is it with this
project? Every time I come to the
same answer: it’s an individual, a
life, a dignity, a family. Someone
out there didn’t get her back. I
want to be part of bringing that
dignity back.” THE INDEPENDENT
‘Death in Ice Valley’ is available
via bbc.co.uk now
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BOOKS
Strangers connected by deep roots
THE OVERSTORY
Richard Powers
(William Heinemann, £18.99)
Review by Anita Sethi
T
rees stretch their
branches throughout
many works of literature, from children’s
classics such as The
Magic Faraway Tree and science
fiction such as The Word for World
is Forest by Ursula le Guin to
scenes in nature books including
The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane. Richard Powers’ atmospheric 12th novel is named after
the word for the highest layer of
vegetation in a forest, and is teeming with stories about trees.
This intricate novel formidably forks through time and place,
from antebellum New York to the
late 20th-century Pacific Northwest, showing how trees join the
lives of a group of nine strangers.
A tree literally saves the life of
one character, an Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War, who
tumbles out of the sky and into a
banyan tree that softens the blow.
A botanist discovers that trees are
communicating with each other.
An artist inherits photographic
portraits stretching back 100
years, all of the same American
chestnut tree. These people and
six others are drawn together
during the “timber wars” of the
1990s in an endeavour to save the
continent’s few remaining acres of
virgin forest from logging.
The Overstory has an idiosyncratic, non-linear structure,
rather like the pattern of growth
rings inside trees: “Time was not
a line unrolling… it was a column
of concentric circles”. Powers’
gift for capturing the passage
of time is most apparent in the
story of the artist who inherits
1,000 photographic portraits of a
tree – thumbing through the photos, “three-quarters of a century
dances by in a five-second flip”.
This homage to trees is separated into sections including
Roots, Trunk, Crown and Seeds,
and the author pays close and
loving attention to all parts of
a tree. He evocatively explores
not only the “overstory” but the
“understory”, too, the word for the
underlying layer of vegetation in a
forest, exploring both the literal
and figurative heights and depths,
and tunnelling through to the
innermost hearts and minds of
his characters.
Reading this 500-page novel
can feel like wading through a
dense forest of words that could in
places do with being pruned to let
the shape of the story more clearly
Root and branch analysis Trees loom large, literally and figuratively, in Powers’ novel AFP/GETTY IMAGES
emerge. It is at times difficult to
see the wood for the trees – but
those trees are so magnificently
evoked that it is worth getting a
little lost for them.
Trees come alive in this novel
in vivid descriptions, from “two
elms that draped their arms
around each other and became
one tree” to a man lying on his
back on the cold ground at dawn,
gazing upwards to see “evergreen
tops sketch and scribble on the
morning sky”.
Powers zooms in on the tiny
details of those things that are
made of trees, such as the “wild
loops in the wood” of a desk.
Holding this book in the hands, it
is impossible to forget that paper,
too, is made of trees.
Here is a timely reminder of
how trees sustain our, and the
world’s, existence as they turn the
sun’s energy into oxygen. This is a
novel about what trees are made
of and how trees make us.
“In every walk with nature,
one receives far more than he
seeks,” writes Powers, quoting
the naturalist and conservationist
John Muir. This walk through the
woods via words is a passionate
paean to the natural world that
prompts us to appreciate afresh
our place on the planet.
ALSORELEASED
A HIGHER LOYALTY
James Comey
(Macmillan, £20)
“I don’t recall seeing him laugh,
ever… his apparent inability to do
so… is really very sad in a leader,
and a little scary in a President,”
writes James Comey, the FBI
director fired by Donald Trump
last May. In his damning new
memoir and broadside against
the President, he blasts him
as a shabby Mafia don who, he
thinks, quite possibly cavorted
with urinating prostitutes in
a Moscow hotel suite in 2013.
The claims made in the
book have enraged the 45th
incumbent, who, in lurid
Sopranos-speak, has branded
Comey a lying “slimeball”.
A Higher Loyalty is peppered
with bitchy asides about Comey’s
former boss, whom he paints as
an insecure ignoramus baffled by
words such as “calligrapher”, and
who conducts important White
House receptions like an episode
of The Price is Right.
Comey is, as A Higher Loyalty
demonstrates again and again,
Top5
Books
at heart a Christian moralist,
influenced by theologians such
as Reinhold Niebuhr. “I can be
stubborn, prideful, overconfident
and driven by ego,” he admits at
the start.
The book is at once an
earnest, exculpatory confession
– justifying his actions in
controversies from torture
and surveillance programmes
under George W Bush to the
investigation into Hillary
Clinton’s emails during the
2016 election – and a jeremiad
against a national leader
“untethered to the truth”.
One of Comey’s overriding
missions is the long-term
safeguarding of the FBI’s
independence from being
“waist-deep in the shit” of the
Washington cross-fire, to rebuild
public trust in such institutions.
There’s also an implicit
hope that Mr Trump, whom
he describes as a “forest fire”,
will finally immolate himself for
obstructing justice.
Mr Trump’s attempts to sway
the inquiry into Michael Flynn
– the former national security
adviser who pleaded guilty to
lying about conversations with
the Russian ambassador – are
here laid out in disquieting
detail. His impulsive decision
to fire Comey unleashed a
potentially lethal nemesis in the
form of Special Counsel Robert
Mueller, who may finally bring
him down. As Comey makes
clear, such is the President’s
“unique brand of chaos”.
A lot depends, on reading
the book, whether Comey’s
versions of various events ring
true. Mostly they do, and Comey
emerges as a decent, wellmeaning and thoughtful public
servant willing to reflect on his
mistakes. The attributes for
ethical leadership he advocates
– humility, confidence, a
willingness to listen and more
– are undeniable.
“Forest fires, as painful as they
can be, bring growth,” he writes
in the epilogue. Bullied as a child,
Comey is disgusted by the dreary
capo di tutti capi who squats
behind the Resolute desk, an
absurd symbol of a “dangerous”
and “vicious” era. If he is right,
Mr Trump’s reign might be
reduced to ashes sooner than we
think. THE INDEPENDENT
1. The Shortest History of Germany James Hawes (Old Street)
2. The History of Bees Maja Lunde (Simon & Schuster)
3. The Midnight Line Bantam (Transworld)
4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)
5. Bosh! Henry Firth & Ian Theasby (HarperCollins)
Alasdair Lees
FIRST, CATCH
Thom Eagle
(Quadrille, £16.99)
A chef at restaurant Little Duck
– The Picklery in east London,
Thom Eagle also blogs at In
Search of Lost Thyme, where he
shares his thoughts and musings
on ingredients and the season.
His debut book is an extension
of this style. It takes a spring meal
– featuring, say, sea trout, celery
and rabbit – and breaks it down
into its component parts.
Just don’t expect a recipe: this
book deals less in temperatures,
chopping techniques and
measurements, and more in the
weight of thought and time you
apply to each ingredient and
process, as you set about curating
and cooking a dish.
Eagle potters between giving
direction (he tells us there’s much
joy to be had in watching every
form boiling water can take), to
waxing lyrical (you can’t miss
his devotion to salt) and sliding
into the past (his discussion of
the ancient herb silphium, now
extinct, is quite beautiful).
At times the language
strays into the twee, but the
gentle, meandering tone, short
dip-in chapters and beguiling
historical asides make it
rather an intriguing, and
appetite-inducing, read.
Ella Walker
NEVER GREENER
Ruth Jones
(Bantam Press, £12.99)
The debut novel from Ruth
Jones, star of Stella and Gavin &
Stacey, is about second chances
in relationships. At 22, Kate has a
passionate affair with the happily
married Callum, which ends in
heartbreak. Seventeen years
later, now a successful actress,
married and with a young
daughter, she meets Callum
again, and decides to pursue the
apparent love of her life. Jones
writes a very human portrait of
messy marriages.
Bridie Pritchard
BURNOUT
Claire MacLeary
(Contraband, £8.99)
Claire MacLeary returns to the
private investigators from her
McIlvanney Scottish Crime Book
of the Year-nominated debut.
She deftly moves between the
two women, underlining that
misogyny comes in many forms.
There is little physical violence
here; the pain inflicted is more
psychological. The darkness of the
subject matter is leavened with
humour, and the comfort of the
relationship between the leads.
Louise Fairbairn
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All the
rage
TO THROW AWAY UNOPENED
Viv Albertine
(Faber, £14.99)
Review by Fiona Sturges
F
or years, Viv Albertine
never understood where
her anger came from. In
the 1980s, after the members of her band The Slits
had gone their separate ways, she
made concerted efforts to quell her
rage. She went to film school and
became a television director, got
married, moved to the seaside and
had a baby. But, she reflects, “I still
felt like a furious outsider.”
In To Throw Away Unopened, the
63-year-old digs deep into her past
and attempts to locate the source
of her rage. While her first memoir, 2014’s Music, Music, Music.
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Boys,
Boys, Boys, documented her early
musical discoveries, her career in
punk rock and subsequent incarnations as film-maker, actor and
solo artist, her second deals with
her family, specifically her turbulent childhood and the effects of
assorted traumas on her adult life.
The book is dedicated to Kathleen and Lucien, her late parents,
with whom she had a complicated
relationship. Kathleen was a ferociously independent woman who,
Angry young woman Albertine explores her parents’ fraught relationship
having divorced Albertine’s father
when Viv was 12, raised her two
girls solo in a north London council house and taught them never
to rely on a man or look to one for
approval. Meanwhile, her father,
a Corsican engineer who worked
at a London car plant, moved
to France after the divorce and
didn’t see his children again until
they were adults.
It’s with a mixture of disappointment and compassion that
Albertine examines her parents’
relationship while trying to make
sense of her own memories.
Clearing out their respective
homes after their deaths, she finds
their diaries, in which they detail
their marital disintegration. The
journals were short-lived, each
kept secretly as ammunition
for their looming divorce (Kathleen’s was stashed in a holdall and
marked in Tipp-Ex with the words
“To throw away unopened”), and
they don’t make for comfortable
reading. While her father’s entries
are full of sadness at his isolation
within the family, her mother’s are
harrowing, detailing violence, manipulation and sexual abuse.
The narrative dips in and out of
Albertine’s early childhood, adolescence and her current life as a
divorced single mother. There are
pithy meditations on beauty, class,
dating, ageing, the patriarchy and
her fitfully explosive bowels. The
structure feels scrappy at times,
though it’s an apt reflection of the
author’s enduringly nonconformist outlook and lively mind.
To Throw Away Unopened is
powered by a defiant spirit and
breathtaking candour. Albertine
is enormously funny on sex and
self-care in one’s sixties, though
she readily admits to loneliness
and there is melancholy in her sporadic quests for companionship.
Albertine also reveals the ferocious rivalry with her younger sister, first set in motion as children
by their warring parents, who
encouraged them to pick sides.
Their lifelong antipathy reaches
rock bottom in a shockingly violent scene “worthy of the Borgias”
over their mother’s deathbed.
To Throw Away Unopened is a
brave work, a tale of discontent
and destructive behaviour across
the generations that brims with
sadness and wisdom.
Viv Albertine is in conversation
at The Wardrobe, Leeds, on 7 May
(leedsinternationalfestival.com)
ONEMINUTE
WITH…
Elif Shafak,
novelist
Where are you now
and what can you see?
I am in a hotel room in the US.
Outside the sun is blazing down,
I can hear the sounds of people
swimming, shouting, laughing…
but I am in my room, the curtains
are thick and fully drawn and I am
sitting at a small desk, writing.
And I don’t want to go out.
What are you currently reading?
How to be a Dictator. It compares
the lives of dictators from various
countries. The similarities are
striking. I’m also reading Vikram
Chandra’s novels.
Who is your favourite author and
why do you admire her/him
I have so many favourite authors,
I really cannot choose a single
one. Novelists from all over the
world, from India to Russia,
Ireland to Pakistan, South
America to Scandinavia.
Describe the room where
you usually write…
I write both at home and in noisy
cafés buzzing with energy. It is
a habit I picked up while living
in Istanbul. At home, my desk is
where I feel happiest, despite the
awful mess. I hate silence. If the
room is too quiet, I immediately
put on my headphones, and listen
to an industrial metal or gothic
metal or symphonic metal song
on repeat, over and over again.
Which fictional character most
resembles you?
There is a bit of Scheherazade
inside of me, a bit of Elizabeth
Bennett, whose stubborn courage
and independence I have always
found close to my heart, and a bit
of Matilda, too, as I love the way
she observes the outside world
and quietly messes with people
and the order of things.
Who is your hero from
outside literature?
COFFEE
TABLE
CHOICE
The words ‘design’ and ‘designers’ were banned in the Soviet Union until the 80s. Yet the innovations of the
republics’ anonymous ‘artistic engineers’ (individuals were not to be glorified) was considerable. ‘Designed in
the USSR: 1950-1989’ (Phaidon, £24.95) reveals more than 350 rarely seen images of products and graphics,
from children’s toys to fashion, drawn from the permanent collection of the Moscow Design Museum.
Collectively, they reveal a glimpse of life under Communist rule – as well as how the industry was influenced by
the West. Pictured: Sputnik wind-up shaver packaging, 1968, manufactured by the Leningrad Patefon Factory.
No one is my hero with a capital
“H”. That said, how can I not
mention Rosa Parks, Simone
de Beauvoir, Marlene Dietrich,
bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Maya
Angelou, Mandela, Diogenes,
Rumi and Shams of Tabriz?
Elif Shafak opens MFest,
the UK’s first festival of Muslim
literature, culture and ideas,
at the British Library, London,
tonight (mfest.org)
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How to
Homes & Design
Art deco-rate
Taking inspiration from a golden era,
ClaireBingham looks at how you can
apply the style to your home
D
ark woods, chrome and
jewel-toned velvets: the
vogue for this lush new
décor inspired by the Art
Deco era is vanquishing
the simplicity of Scandinavian
interiors. Instead, the use of luxe
materials such as marble and gold
is on the up, as is the introduction of
bold, graphic pattern.
Striking black-and-white chevrontiled floors and marshmallow satins
can add some cocktail party glamour
to any home.
Here are some guidelines on pulling
off Art Deco flair – without the luxury
price tag that’s synonymous with the
halcyon era.
To capture the 1930s zeitgeist
in a modern interior, start by
playing with geometric shapes. A
triangular, hexagonal or zigzagpatterned floor looks really
effective in a hallway or bathroom.
Of course, it doesn’t need to be
marble – ceramic tiles will work
just as well. The designer’s
go-to for tile inspiration
is Bert and May
(bertandmay.com).
Next, go to town
with curtains.
Cover an entire
wall (or two) in
a bedroom with
a beautiful pinch
pleat surround.
The decadent look
will add more drama to a room and
works brilliantly in place of a
headboard. To avoid glamour
overload, tone the look down with a
pastel shade. Velvet is a lovely fabric
as it comes in so many shades.
Art Deco loves nothing more than a
springy, cantilevered chair. Following
the lead of super-cool Milanese
designer Dimore Studio, do as it did
in Palazzo Fendi and pair an Alvar
Aalto-inspired recliner (the poang
armchair by Ikea is your friend here)
with a spectacularly fringed chaise –
the longer the fringe, the better.
Any fabric shop or haberdashery
worth its salt will have a good selection
of fringing, which can be easily tacked
on to an existing ottoman or chair.
Paying homage
t o t h e t ro p i c a l
retro style that is
Art Deco Miami,
try the new Cole
and Son Miami
wallpaper (coleand-son.com). The
chalky mint and
rose sums up the
p a s t e l - co l o u r e d
a rc h i t e c t u re a n d
glamorous South
Beach vibe. It’s kitsch,
so combine with a house
plant such as Monstera
deliciosa and a
gold palm tree
chandelier such as
this beauty from Graham and Green
(grahamandgreen.co.uk).
Mirrors are also a big deco thing.
Large mirrored tiles look great in an
alcove – preferably with an aged look
if you can. Or look for slim, metal
side tables that will provide pure
dazzling lines in a room. The glint
of metal contrasts nicely with all the
matt velvet going on.
Art Deco is as much about
attitude as it is about style. Art Deco
design had a vision of elegance that
was total. It affects every aspect of
life. With that in mind, choose an
appropriate spirit guide to assist
with the imagined styling of your
home. Jean Harlow or Lee Miller?
Glamourpuss or cool panache?
Whether your preference is
for a toe-sinking chevron carpet
and gorgeous, frilly satin chair, vs
something more streamlined and
moderately adorned, what both of
these have in common is a desire
to go back to elegant forms and
beautiful materials.
The result? A luxurious and
modern interior that, like Art Deco,
will stand the test of time.
‘Living in Style:
The New Art Deco’
by Claire Bingham
(teNeues Media,
£45) is available now
NEWS
2-29
Clockwise from
main image:
zigzag patterns
on floors and
mirrors, as
used in Chester
Terrace by SHH
Architecture and
Interior Design,
are prevalent
in art deco; the
gold palm tree
chandelier, by
Graham and
Green, adds some
Miami-style
tropical flavour;
Art Deco style is
used extensively
in the Henrietta
Hotel; Art Deco
loves a springy,
cantilevered chair
such as Ikea’s
poang chair
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Business
Business Editor Elizabeth Anderson
+4420 7361 5718
business@inews.co.uk
BANKING
TSB ‘on its knees’ as crisis
over computers drags on
By Simon English
TSB said yesterday that its firstquarter profits had fallen by 40 per
cent to £19.3m as its chief executive,
Peter Pester, admitted that the bank
was “on its knees” but insisted that it
would fight back to challenge the “big
five” UK lenders.
As the computer meltdown crisis
dragged into a sixth day, Mr Pester
said TSB would waive all overdraft
fees and interest charges for retail
and business customers for April.
Compensation is likely to cost it
£10m, though Mr Pester said that was
“the last thing I am worried about”.
He added that the bank would worry
about the costs later.
The interest rate on its Classic Plus
account will be raised to 5 per cent to
say “thank you” to customers.
Mr Pester said the move to a new
IT platform at the weekend had been
“incredibly bumpy”, but the bank
was working around the clock to fix
the systems. Asked if he would waive
his bonus this year, he said: “That’s
not my decision. That’s for the board
and the remuneration committee.”
He was paid £3.7m in 2016,
including bonus, and £1.8m last year.
TSB is bringing in IBM to help to
straighten out the breakdown, and
Mr Pester said he was taking direct
control of the issue.
Asked how many customers
The EU forced Lloyds to
spin out and rebrand TSB
after £20bn of taxpayers’ money
was pumped in during the 2008
bailouts. It pledged to turn TSB
into a heritage “local” bank.
he might lose, he replied: “I think
customers know this is a fight worth
fighting against the big banks. We are
a bit on our knees at the moment, but
we will come back.”
Customers still experiencing
problems “must get in touch”, he said.
Watchdogs have confirmed they
are looking into the situation, while
MPs have demanded answers from
the bank about the IT meltdown.
TSB claims its systems are now
“up and running”. One customer,
Alan Gale, tweeted: “Really? Why
then does it keep telling me that the
service is unavailable, just as it has
done for the past six days now.
“If I can’t log in at 4am, it certainly
isn’t because everyone else is still up
trying to do the same. A complete
shambles is what it is.”
The bank has made much of its
plan to be a simple, straightforward
TSB’s chief executive Paul Pester said
customers would be compensated for
IT failures that froze their accounts
business that does not do fancy
investment banking or complex
financial deals. Customer deposits
grew by 3 per cent to £31bn, while
lending was flat, also at £31bn.
Profits adjusted for tax increased
from £28m to £29.5m in the first
quarter, despite the end of a
mortgage “enhancement” portfolio
that had been provided by Lloyds to
boost TSB’s profitability after it was
spun out. EVENING STANDARD
CONSUMER
Watchdog
worried by
Npower and
SSE merger
By Josie Clarke
Quote of
the day
The 30
Second
Briefing
We have
challenges getting
enough resources
we need to deal
with all the
threats on
the platform
Mike Schroepfer
Facebook’s chief technical
officer is questioned by
MPs about security
DOMINO’S
PIZZA
Why is Domino’s looking forward to
the royal wedding?
The chief executive, David Wild,
thinks 19 May is going to be a high
point for the pizza chain as people
celebrate both the royal wedding and
the FA Cup Final. He said: “People
will want to watch the wedding
without the hassle of cooking.”
Does Domino’s need a boost?
Its revenues for the first quarter
of the year rose to £285.5m from
£258.5m. Same-store sales were flat
compared with the same period a
year earlier, while online sales were
up 16.2 per cent, and accounted for
almost 80 per cent of its orders.
Does it normally benefit from royal
occasions?
Takeaways do well whenever there
is something good on the telly.
Domino’s busiest day was during the
FA Cup’s fourth round, when it sold
five pizzas per second.
What other brands will do well when
Harry and Meghan get hitched?
Clothing companies benefited
during the last royal wedding. The
market for fancy outfits grew by 1.1
per cent between March 2011 and
March 2012 after a 1 per cent decline
the previous year, according to
Kantar Worldpanel. The consultancy
Brand Finance reckons that Meghan
Markle will boost the UK fashion
industry by £150m in 2018.
What about small brands?
Canadian fashion chain Line the
Label felt the force of royal fever
when Ms Markle wore its white coat
at her engagement announcement.
The volume of traffic temporarily
crashed its website. After she wore
jeans by tiny Welsh brand Hiut, the
company sold out for months.
Hazel Sheffield
A merger between the energy
companies Npower and SSE could
reduce competition and lead to
higher prices for some consumers,
the competition watchdog believes.
The Competition and Markets
Authority (CMA) said it would refer
the deal for a full-blown investigation
unless the two providers can address
its concerns.
Its initial inquiry found that a
reduction in the number of large
players in the UK energy market
caused by the merger could impact
on competition and leave some
customers worse off.
Rachel Merelie, a senior director
at the CMA, said: “We know that
competition in the energy market
does not work as well as it might.
However, competition between
energy companies gives them a
reason to keep prices down.
“We have found that the proposed
m e rge r b e twe e n S S E R e t a i l
and Npower could reduce this
competition, and so lead to higher
prices for some customers.”
She added that the deal warranted
“further in-depth scrutiny” but said
that the two firms had been given
until 3 May to offer measures to
address the CMA’s findings.
SSE said it would “take its time” to
assess the CMA’s statement.
Alistair Phillips-Davies, the chief
executive, added: “We remain
confident that the proposed merger
will deliver benefits for customers
and for the energy market as a
whole and that we will be able to
demonstrate this to the CMA.”
NEWS
2-29
VOICES
16-20
FRiDAY
31-43
RETAIL
Waterstones set to expand
after hedge fund takeover
By Josie Clarke
Waterstones will accelerate its
expansion plans after being sold to
the US hedge fund Elliott Advisors,
the book chain’s chief executive said.
The deal, for an undisclosed sum,
ends seven years of ownership
by Lynwood Investments – the
investment vehicle of the Russian
billionaire Alexander Mamut –
though it will retain a minority stake.
The UK bookseller will continue
its run under chief executive James
Daunt, who was appointed in 2011,
and he dismissed any suggestion that
closures may be on the horizon as a
result of the sale.
“No, the opposite. We’re very much
in expansion mode,” he said. “We
have been very distracted through
the sale process and we have still
opened eight shops towards the back
end of 2017 and we have opened three
in the past 10 days, so we expect to
grow. I think having a new owner with
a certain amount of firepower should
allow us to do a lot more of that.”
Waterstones reported sales
of more than £400m in the year
to April 2017. Mr Daunt said
international expansion might be
a possibility but stressed that the
shop was primarily UK-focused and
an English language bookshop.
“On the basis of initial
conversations and what [Elliott
Waterstones will
continue to operate
under chief executive
James Daunt
Advisors] have said, clearly they are
ambitious and clearly they will make
money if we grow,” he added.
He said it was an “interesting
time” for the business to be facing
a takeover given the state of the
UK high street, which has been
hit by rising business rates and
higher inflation that has knocked
consumer spending.
“We are a retailer that is doing well
on a high street which isn’t doing very
well,” said Mr Daunt. “While of course
we don’t like seeing companies,
other fellow retailers, going out of
business, it is giving us quite a lot of
opportunities to expand which we
frankly haven’t had in the recent past
because they have been very limited
availability of new shops.”
Waterstones, founded in
1982, has 283 bookshops
across the UK, as well as in Ireland,
the Netherlands and Belgium, and
employs 3,000 staff.
Deutsche Bank plans to cut hundreds of jobs
Deutsche Bank’s new chief executive,
Christian Sewing, is swinging the axe
at its investment banking arm and
cutting hundreds of jobs.
In his first major move since taking
over from John Cryan this month, he
Outlook
JIM
ARMITAGE
Brexit means a
lot of start-ups are
failing to thrive
W
es Nolte is one of
those annoyingly
brilliant people you
seem to meet only in
London. A laid-back
South African, he is a super-brain
entrepreneur who, while building
successful tech businesses, somehow
manages simultaneously to make a
BUSINESS SPORT
48-51
56-63
i FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
OIL & GAS
Former boss
of BG Group
is named new
chairman at BP
By Russell Lynch
BANKING
By Simon English
TV
38-39
said the bank would cut jobs in areas
where it did not have “a competitive
advantage”. That is likely to focus
on Wall Street and Asia but could
affect some of the 8,000 Deutsche
employees working in the UK.
“These actions will involve cost
reductions,” Mr Sewing said. “These
cutbacks will be painful, but they are
unfortunately unavoidable if we want
to be sustainably profitable in the
best interests of our bank, our clients
and our investors.”
It will focus on its European arm
after a 74 per cent fall in investment
banking revenue. EVENING STANDARD
small fortune as a day trader on the
financial markets.
Having sold his first major startup to Accenture, Nolte is now
building another, SalesTrip, hoping
to improve the way companies
handle staff expenses and travel.
He just completed a round of seed
fundraising and now needs to hire
more coders to get the business
motoring. But, where he always had
little trouble in previous start-ups,
this time it’s different.
Not only is the hiring market for
coders red hot, but a tangle between
the Government and the EU has
meant the most popular tax scheme
to lure workers into start-ups has
been put on ice.
It’s called the EMI, or Enterprise
Management Incentive, and it
means employees of small firms
pay only 10 per cent tax on profits
from share options in the budding
young company rather than up to
47 per cent.
Offer a programmer £75,000 of
EMI options and they’re far more
likely to quit that safe job at Deloitte
to come join you; after all, double the
share price and they pocket £150,000
of stock but pay only £7,500 tax.
“Everyone uses them,” Nolte says.
Little wonder.
EMIs have been successfully
driving start-ups’ recruitment for 18
years, but since 2008 governments
have had to get European permission
Th
his Government says
it’s doing all it can to get an
agreement from the EU on
EMIs back on the road
because of state-aid rules. This
month, the last 10-year licence
came to an end, as expected, but
the Treasury and Brussels failed to
agree to its renewal. For the first time
since 2000, EMIs are banned. “It’s a
nightmare,” Nolte says.
He’s far from alone. In 2016,
One of the City’s most high-profile
jobs, the chairmanship of the oil
major BP, has gone to Helge Lund,
the industry veteran at the centre of
a huge pay row during a short-lived
spell running BG Group.
Mr Lund (inset), who is taking over
from Carl-Henric Svanberg, will join
the board of the FTSE 100 company
in September before assuming the
chairman’s role in January.
The Norwegian’s succession
brings to an end a turbulent nine
years as chairman for Mr Svanberg,
overshadowed by the catastrophic
Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Mr Svanberg was guilty of a PR
gaffe on the White
House lawn soon
after the disaster,
later apologising
for his remarks
that “we care
about the small
people”, and
was criticised
for failing to do
more to shield the
then-chief executive
Tony Hayward.
Mr Lund, who will be paid £785,000
for chairing BP, is no stranger to
controversy himself. BG Group was
forced to cut his £26m pay package
by shareholders before he had even
joined the company.
Weeks after he joined in 2015, Royal
Dutch Shell announced a takeover
and Mr Lund earned £15.2m more for
11 months’ work.
BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley
said he “very much looked forward”
to working with Mr Lund and said
Mr Svanberg “steadily led our board
through BP’s darkest days”. The
appointment came as Shell posted its
highest quarterly profit for more than
three years after oil prices surged to
$74 a barrel. EVENING STANDARD
23,000 employees were given EMI
options; and you can bet most
were working in London’s booming
start-up community.
Officials privately hope some form
of extension will be fixed in the next
10 weeks. Note the word “hope”.
But for Nolte, that could mean he
won’t be able to hire with the usual
promise of share options until the
summer holidays. Private equity
money in the bank, customers
waiting to buy, but no staff to create
the product. This Government
says it’s doing all it can to get an
agreement from the EU back on the
road, and sources say they don’t think
the delay is Brexit related.
Not entirely, perhaps, but it can’t
exactly help. How keen do you
think Brussels bureaucrats are to
accelerate a tax break that makes
Britain more likely to thrive outside
the EU? I suspect it’s at the bottom of
the EU’s to-do list.
EVENING STANDARD
49
From the
business
pages
Southwest Airlines’
bookings falling
Toronto Star
Southwest Airlines has warned
that its first passenger fatality
has reduced customer bookings.
The US discount carrier
expects revenue from each
seat per mile flown to decline
by between 1 per cent and 3 per
cent in the current quarter. It
blamed some of the decline on
weak sales after an accident in
which an engine exploded in
flight this month, piercing the
plane and killing a passenger.
AI-operated body
scanner developed
South China Morning Post
A Chinese state-run weapons
laboratory that specialises
in developing smart missiles
has unveiled an artificial
intelligence-powered body
scanner for use in civilian
applications such as airports.
A research institute said its
airport screening system could
detect 89 banned items within
one second, according to a
report from a state news agency.
Australian dollar
falls sharply
Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian dollar has
moved sharply lower over
the past week and could
fall to fresh lows for this
year against the US dollar if
investors continue to bid up the
greenback. Since 18 April, the
Aussie dollar has dropped by as
much as 2.8 per cent, towards
levels last seen in December. At
1pm yesterday, it was trading at
about 75.70 US cents.
Air France in strike
talks with unions
Le Monde
Executives at Air France have
agreed to speak to striking
employees in a decisive week for
the company following 11 days
of disputes. The direct action,
involving 46,771 staff, is already
estimated to have cost the
airline nearly €300m (£260m).
On Wednesday, three unions
called for another walkout from
3 to 8 May. Air France is offering
a wage rise of 7 per cent over
four years, but workers are
demanding 6 per cent this year.
50
BUSINESS
The
Business
Matrix
The day at
a glance
FTSE 100 up 42.1 at 7421.4
793.0
1766.0
950.1
11.1
2386.0
1476.0
4260.0
482.2
533.5
177.3
6.3
1103.0
436.9
3553.0
3031.0
589.0
216.4
1918.5
1481.5
4427.0
119.7
2136.0
1396.5
27.0
3612.0
6445.0
2224.0
340.0
1136.0
169.8
1428.0
4427.0
1150.5
233.8
270.0
1179.4
1029.0
Markets
FTSE 100
7421.4
FTSE 250
20137.6
FTSE All Share
4083.5
+42.1
+118.5
+23.6
FTSE Eurofirst300
1505.3
Dow Jones *
24289.6
+13.5
S&P 500 *
2662.0
+22.6
Nasdaq *
7105.0
+101.3
DAX
12500.5
+78.2
CAC 40
5453.6
+40.3
Hang Seng
30007.7
-320.5
Nikkei
22319.6
+104.3
+205.8
High
Hargrve Lans
HSBC Hldgs
IAG
Imperial Brands
Informa
IntCont Htls
Intertek
ITV
Johnson Matth
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Land Secs
Legal & Gen
Lloyds Bk Gp
Lon Stock Ex
Marks&Spen
Mediclinic Intl
Melrose Ind
Micro Focus Intl
Mondi
Morrison (Wm)
National Grid
Next
NMC Health
Old Mutual
PaddyPwrBetfair
Pearson
Persimmon
Prudential
Randgold Res
Reckitt Ben
RELX
Rentokil Initial
Rio Tinto
Rolls-Royce
RBS
Shell A
1754.0
709.9
620.2
2541.0
734.4
4491.0
4860.0
148.4
3233.0
754.4
303.7
972.1
267.1
64.9
4297.0
287.6
661.8
225.0
1272.0
2010.0
235.0
826.3
5264.0
3582.0
252.4
7000.0
809.8
2683.0
1857.5
5754.0
5551.0
1539.0
297.0
3947.5
842.4
272.4
2502.5
+24.5
-1.9
-2.6
+69.0
+2.0
+82.0
+100.0
+3.6
+34.0
+20.0
+2.7
+6.3
-11.3
-0.1
+24.0
+4.0
-1.0
+9.0
-4.0
-14.0
+0.9
+20.4
+78.0
+80.0
+4.2
+50.0
+13.4
-11.0
+3.5
+10.0
+57.0
-9.5
+5.0
+23.5
-0.2
-0.9
-26.0
1935.0
798.6
680.6
3859.0
773.0
4944.0
5470.0
220.2
3511.0
906.0
369.8
1217.1
279.9
73.6
4371.0
397.8
890.2
261.9
2970.5
2145.0
254.4
1174.3
5355.0
3728.0
259.6
8967.0
811.6
2901.0
1992.5
8255.0
8110.4
1784.0
338.8
4226.6
994.5
304.2
2579.5
Low
1258.0
635.7
543.5
2298.0
638.0
3656.0
4015.0
141.0
2681.0
544.0
285.3
900.2
244.3
62.2
3305.0
262.0
495.4
2.1
26.8
1684.0
203.3
733.0
3565.0
1880.0
185.5
6027.4
563.0
2214.0
1692.0
5540.0
4973.4
1399.0
243.4
2882.5
800.0
239.6
1996.0
EURO/
POUND
DOLLAR/
POUND
Company
Price
Chg
High
Shell B
Royal Mail
RSA Insur
Sage
Sainsbury(J)
Schroders
Scot Mort Inv Tst
Segro
Severn Trent
Shire
Sky
Smith&Neph
Smith (DS)
Smiths Gp
Smurfit Kappa Grp
SSE
Stan Chart
Standard Life Aber
St James Place
Taylor Wimpey
Tesco
TUI AG
Unilever
United Utilities
Vodafone
Whitbread
WPP
2569.0
579.8
651.0
635.0
268.6
3255.0
461.0
639.0
1925.5
3827.0
1359.0
1379.5
513.6
1599.0
3054.0
1358.0
748.8
364.3
1126.5
190.1
237.5
1624.5
3953.5
737.6
211.8
4237.0
1130.0
-19.0
-1.4
+1.6
+7.4
+1.8
+11.0
+5.4
+10.2
+56.0
+7.0
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+2.2
+13.0
+44.0
+20.5
-3.7
-0.4
+9.5
-2.8
-1.9
+7.5
+23.5
+22.8
+2.8
+60.0
+13.5
2617.0
587.0
672.5
825.2
339.9
3784.0
479.2
639.0
2575.0
5021.0
1402.0
1442.0
565.0
1697.0
3254.0
1554.0
864.2
448.6
1279.5
211.9
242.7
1687.9
4557.5
1078.0
239.7
4340.0
1762.0
Low
2038.0
367.8
583.0
536.2
222.4
3069.0
372.1
477.3
1664.0
2940.5
11.4
1173.0
5.3
1354.0
1712.7
1176.5
688.6
349.4
1051.0
173.0
165.3
934.4
3678.5
648.6
190.1
3499.9
1074.0
For enquiries call +44 (0)20 7825 8300
GOLD
Per troy ounce,
London pm fix
+ $0.83¢
975.0
2184.0
1870.0
1071.0
3387.0
2185.0
5520.0
550.0
682.5
225.5
705.5
1662.4
536.7
5643.6
4270.0
695.0
318.0
2472.0
2024.0
5435.0
213.0
2711.0
1765.9
2955.0
4691.0
7762.5
2735.5
411.3
1698.7
468.9
1708.0
5722.0
1746.0
342.6
416.9
1724.5
1341.0
Chg
$74.42
+16.4
-26.5
-8.0
-8.8
+51.0
+22.0
+1.0
+2.0
-2.4
-3.0
+2.2
+2.4
+11.3
+115.5
-13.0
+5.8
+6.4
+8.0
+7.5
-15.0
+3.4
+16.0
+34.0
+13.0
+88.0
+60.0
+35.5
-5.6
+4.0
+27.9
+13.5
+18.0
-26.0
+3.8
-7.2
+24.6
+9.0
Price
$1,316.6
932.4
1975.5
1667.0
951.2
2685.0
2032.0
4992.0
524.8
611.2
210.0
553.6
1536.2
535.3
3965.5
3986.0
666.6
245.4
2078.0
1768.0
4677.0
150.6
2458.0
1529.5
2556.0
4526.0
6750.0
2502.5
369.1
1584.0
449.4
1635.0
5580.0
1251.0
258.0
370.1
1436.8
1209.0
Company
– $4.44¢
3i Group
Admiral
Anglo Amer
Antofagasta
AB Foods
Ashtead Group
AstraZeneca
Aviva
BAE Systems
Barclays
Barratt Dev
BHP Billiton
BP
BAT
Berkeley Grp Hldgs
British Land
BT
Bunzl
Burberry
Carnival
Centrica
Coca-Cola HBC
Compass
CRH
Croda Intl
DCC
Diageo
Direct Line Ins
Easyjet
Evraz
Experian
Ferguson
Fresnillo
G4S
Glencore
GSK
Halma
Low
– 0.13¢
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+ 0.47¢
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€1.1495
Company
OIL
Brent crude,
per barrel
RETAIL
RETAIL
Carpetright plans
to close 81 stores
1,500 jobs at risk
at Poundworld
The embattled retailer
Carpetright has won the
backing of creditors for
a restructuring plan that
will spark store closures
and hundreds of job losses.
Carpetright has earmarked 81
stores for closure. A total of 300
staff are at risk of redundancy,
although the company hopes to
keep as many as possible.
Discount chain Poundworld
is pursuing a restructuring
plan that could see it shut
around a third of its shops,
putting more than 1,500
jobs in doubt. Poundworld
is considering a Company
Voluntary Arrangement (CVA),
an insolvency procedure which
would allow it to slash its rents
and close branches.
FASHION
BANKING
Profits slump at
Simply Be owner
Bradford & Bingley
mortgages sold off
Profits at N Brown, the owner
of the plus-size womenswear
retailer Simply Be (left), fell
after it had to compensate
customers for sales of flawed
insurance products. Statutory
profits at N Brown, which also
owns retail brands such as
JD Williams and Jacamo, fell
by 72 per cent to £16.2m. The
company reported a £56.9m hit.
An investor group led by
Barclays has agreed to buy
two mortgage books from the
defunct Bradford & Bingley
bank for £5.3bn. The closed
books were managed by UK
Asset Resolution, the bad
bank that looked after assets
of Bradford & Bingley and
Northern Rock following their
collapse in 2008.
BANKING
CONSTRUCTION
Barclays reports
loss after US fines
Taylor Wimpey
slowed by snow
Barclays swung to a loss in the
first quarter as further PPI
charges and a £1.4bn settlement
with the US Department of
Justice knocked its profits. The
UK bank reported a pre-tax loss
of £236m for the three months
to 31 March, having reported
profits of £1.68bn in the same
period last year.
Shares in Taylor Wimpey fell
after the housebuilder reported
a slowdown in sales and build
rates, which were partly
affected by the poor weather
in March. In a trading update
covering the first four months
of the year, the group said the
value of its order book had fallen
by 2.5 per cent to £2.16bn.
ECONOMY
TECHNOLOGY
High street sales
‘disappointing’
Sonos keen on
June flotation
Hopes for a high street recovery
from the “Beast from the
East” blizzards were dashed
as the CBI warned that sales
“continued to disappoint”.
Trading was below average for
a second month running with
furniture and carpets, clothing
and shoe shops worst hit.
Sonos, a maker of wireless
speaker systems, looks set
for a flotation as early as June
after confidentially filing the
paperwork in New York. The
company, founded in 2003,
wants to raise about $200m
(£143m) from the flotation,
which could value it at $3bn.
the
markets
HELEN CAHILL
Barclays sank towards the bottom
of the FTSE 100 yesterday as it
booked a loss on the back of PPI
charges and a £1.4bn settlement
with the US authorities. The FTSE
100 index climbed by 42.11 points
to 7,421.43.
***
The biggest risers on the bluechip index were Evraz, up 27.9p to
449.4p, United Utilities, up 22.8p
to 737.6p and Severn Trent, which
climbed by 56p to 1925.5p.
***
The biggest fallers were Legal
and General, down 11.3p to 267.1p,
Fresnillo, down 26p to 1,251p, and
Glencore, down 7.15p to 370.05p.
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PROPERTY
Mortgage approvals plunge by 10%
amid growing concerns about Brexit
By Vicky Shaw
The number of mortgage approvals
made to homebuyers last month was
10 per cent lower than in March 2017,
a report shows.
Figures from the trade association
UK Finance showed that 37,567
loans for house purchases were
given the go-ahead, compared with
41,722 in March 2017.
B y c o n t r a s t , r e m o r t ga ge
approvals were up year on year.
There were 28,321 such approvals in
March, compared with 25,780 in the
same month the year before.
Samuel Tombs, an analyst at
Pantheon Macroeconomics, said:
“Mortgage approvals continued on
their downward trend in March,
demonstrating that consumers
are not confident enough
to make major financial
commitments. As with
all March data, bad
weather might have
depressed activity.”
H o w a r d A r c h e r,
the chief economic
adviser at the EY Item
Club, said that mortgageapproval numbers for house
purchases were now 27 per cent
below the long-term average seen
over the past 20 years.
Jeremy Leaf, an estate agent
based in north London and a
former residential chairman of
the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (Rics), added:
“At the coalface, what we
have been finding since
March is that there
are more properties
coming on to the
market and buyers and
sellers are negotiating
hard to establish what
both parties consider is
a fair market figure in the
new environment.”
Meanwhile, outstanding levels of
credit card borrowing have grown
by 5.8 per cent over the year, UK
Finance said. Personal deposits
grew by 1.8 per cent, slightly down
on the previous six-month average of
2 per cent annual growth. The level
of borrowing by UK businesses was
up by 0.2 per cent.
UK business deposits increased
by 3.4 per cent over the year, which
was less than the previous six-month
average of 6.4 per cent.
The housing market
remains muted as
consumers worry about Brexit
and further interest rate rises
following November’s increase.
LEISURE
Woody and Co
tell their toy
stories in China
By Hazel Sheffield
Disney has highlighted its
connection to China with the
opening of Toy Story Land, the
first major expansion of its $5.5bn
(£4bn) Disney Resort in Shanghai,
amid worsening trade tensions
between Washington and Beijing.
The seventh themed land on the
park is based on the Disney-Pixar
movie series, and its attractions
including Slinky Dog Spin, Rex’s
Racer and Woody’s Round-up.
Disney gave a 57 per cent stake
in the resort to the state-owned
company Shanghai Shendi Group
when the park opened in 2016.
“We’re a local company,” said
Bob Weis, president of Walt
Disney Imagineering. “Everything
here is built and made in China.”
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money
Nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of
people planning to stop working this
year will do so before their expected
state pension age or company
pension retirement date.
An annual study by Prudential
found that the average expected
retirement income, inclusive of
savings and state pension, for those
retiring early was £18,567, compared
with £21,961 for those who worked
until retirement age.
***
Dog owners spend an average of
almost £600 a year on unnecessary
luxuries and activities for their pets,
according to research by pet
food brand Wagg, while
some have admitted
to spending £300 a
month on treats.
Almost half
(45 per cent) of
all dog owners
surveyed admitted
that the money they
spent on their pet
was taking its toll on
their finances. Eighteen per
cent of owners said they had a savings
account just for their pet.
***
Visitors
meet the
residents of
the new Toy
Story Land
at Shanghai
Disneyland
yesterday AP
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Forty-five per cent of parents whose
children have moved out of the family
home are staying put and have no
intention of downsizing, according to
research by Lloyds Bank.
It calculates that downsizing can
typically earn a windfall of £109,659
for a move from a detached threebedroom family home to a bungalow.
Looking after grandchildren is a
major reason for empty nesters not
wanting to move as more than one
in four (28 per cent) need the extra
space to look after them.
A fifth (20 per cent) are reluctant to
leave a home full of memories.
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aubergine in half lengthways. Score the
flesh in a criss-cross pattern. Drizzle
liberally with oil and season with salt
and pepper. Place skin-side up in a
baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or
until the flesh is soft and tender right
the way through.
Meanwhile, put the almonds in a dry
frying pan. Heat gently, stirring, until
golden. Remove to a plate and keep to
one side. Heat two tablespoons of oil in
a frying pan. Add the onion and fry on a
low heat, stirring, for 10 minutes.
Add the lamb and fry, stirring, on a
medium heat to brown. Add the garlic,
cumin, coriander, dried mint, smoked
paprika and chilli flakes and stir for two
minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes.
Season and simmer for 30 minutes,
adding a splash of water if needed to stop
the meat drying out.
Cut the pomegranate in half
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handle of a wooden spoon. Hold the
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anyway). Pick out any pith that does fall
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five minutes.
Check the seasoning. Spoon the
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Sprinkle over the almonds, pomegranate
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and roasting
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1 onion, finely diced
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
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300g minced lamb
2tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp dried mint
¼tsp smoked paprika
¼tsp chilli flakes
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By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Some very strange and unpredictable stuff happens in racing from
time to time, but if there’s one thing
we can always rely on, it’s that a
top middle-distance three-year-old
trained by Sir Michael Stoute will be
even better when campaigned again
as a four-year-old.
Ulysses was his improver last
year, blossoming throughout the
year and signing off with a victory in
York’s Juddmonte International and
a third place behind Enable in the
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Now Crystal Ocean
takes up the baton,
starting out what
promises to be
a most productive season at the
highest level in the
Gordon Richards
Stakes at Sandown
this afternoon.
Crystal Ocean was
last seen just losing out to
Capri in the St Leger at Doncaster
last September and this drop back
in distance of more than half a mile
might be interpreted as simply
being a warm-up for more suitable
tasks ahead.
But Stoute (above) was convinced
that the Sea The Stars colt did not
stay the Leger distance and we can
see from his Grade One summer
entries this year that he believes
that this ten furlongs will be more
his bag.
The Derby is only five weeks
away, but that’s more than enough
time for hitherto unheralded dark
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good showing this afternoon in the
Classic Trial if he is to be taken
really seriously.
This isn’t the trial it was back
in the day when Troy, Henbit and
Shergar won in successive years
before going on to Derby glory, but
trainer John Gosden is hopeful that
Sevenna Star might be the real deal.
“I’m not sure what he beat at
BEST BET
Windsor, but he has been pleasing
Kings Shield
us at home and it’s not normal to go
(1.50pm, Sandown)
and win by 14 lengths,” he said.
Two wins from two so far and
Kings Shield is another Gosden
has the scope to go on to much
three-year-old on the up, rated a
better things.
realistic French 2000 Guineas prospect, but he, too, needs to be winning
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the Esher Cup Handicap if he’s to
Pallasator
end up anywhere fancy.
(6.05pm, Punchestown)
Few horses have impressed more
Classy Flat stayer really getting
on the turf season than Addeybb did
the hang of hurdling.
in the Lincoln at Doncaster and this
much-improved gelding has earned
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his crack at the Group Two bet365
Tuesday’s Yarmouth winner
Mile. “He is ready to try something
Without Parole continues to
like this,” said William Haggas, who
attract support for the 2000
actually has him entered in Group
Guineas and is now a bestOnes down the line. “There is a bit of
priced 14-1.
rain forecast, so the ground will be
slow and that will suit him.”
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4-5123 ONE FOR HARRY (D)(BF) N Richards 10 11 12.......R Day (3)
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121-33 DUBAI ANGEL (BF) Ruth Jefferson 7 11 4..................B Hughes
3
14-535 SECRETE STREAM (D) Ruth Jefferson 9 11 2A Blakemore (10)
4
11271P THORPE (CD) Miss L Russell 8 10 9........B Campbell (5) C,T
5
265542 SAINT FREULE (BF) Miss L Russell 5 10 0.T Willmott (7) H,T
- 5 declared BETTING: 15-8 One For Harry, 5-2 Dubai Angel, 4-1 Secrete Stream, 5-1
Thorpe, 8-1 Saint Freule.
T.B.A. FAIR MAID OF PERTH MARES’ CHASE (LISTED)
(CLASS 1) £35,000 added 3m
1
315-P6 PLAISIR D’AMOUR Miss V Williams 6 11 2.........T J O’Brien
2
-14P12 JENNYS SURPRISE (D) F O’Brien 10 11 0.............. P Brennan
3
22121F RONS DREAM (D) P Bowen 8 11 0.........................................J Bowen
4
623411 SAME CIRCUS (D) D McCain 7 11 0..............................B Hughes C
5
3-2232 SONG SAA T R George 8 11 0...................... S Twiston-Davies T
6
2F3217 TWO SMOKIN BARRELS (D) M Scudamore 9 11 0....J Kington
- 6 declared BETTING: 15-8 Rons Dream, 7-2 Plaisir D’Amour, 9-2 Jennys Surprise,
5-1 Same Circus, 8-1 Two Smokin Barrels, 10-1 Song Saa.
2.05
2.40
top
tips
10
Wind and Motown Mick have to be respected based on their form on
the all-weather, while Vintager was not beaten far in two Group 3
contests as a juvenile.
2.25
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7
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133126115-1
13187/1432512360925-3
BET365 GORDON RICHARDS STAKES (GROUP 3) (CLASS
1) £70,000 added 1m 2f
3.35
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Faugheen ridden by David Mullins clears the last hurdle to win the Champion
Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday PA
Faugheen shows he is still a
contender with Stayers win
ByJon Freeman
Barring miracles, Willie Mullins
will be crowned champion Irish
trainer for the 11th year in a row
on Saturday evening with his
biggest ever win tally and a record
prize-money haul.
But when he finally unwinds
with a glass of something nice and
reflects on this most dramatic
of final weeks, it may not be the
records, or the millions, or even a
first ever six-timer on Wednesday,
that bring on the warmest glow of
satisfaction.
If it can be crystallized into
a single memory, it will surely
be the vision of Faugheen, the
magnificent Faugheen, sauntering
BET365 MILE (GROUP 2) (CLASS 1) £100,000 added 1m
1131-1
/131914-434
31-2D5
528-34
534443016-1
52197-
ADDEYBB (D) W Haggas 4 9 1................................... James Doyle 8
HERE COMES WHEN (D) A Balding 8 9 1.......J Crowley H 6
KHAFOO SHEMEMI (CD) R Hannon 4 9 1...........R L Moore 3
MR OWEN (D)(BF) D M Simcock 6 9 1.................... O Murphy 1
ROBIN OF NAVAN (D) H Dunlop 5 9 1 ........................L Dettori 7
SOVEREIGN DEBT (CD) Mrs R Carr 9 9 1.......J P Sullivan 2
STORMY ANTARCTIC (C)(D) Ed Walker 5 9 1P Cosgrave 5
ALJAZZI (CD) M Botti 5 8 12..............................................W Buick H 4
- 8 declared BETTING: 7-4 Addeybb, 5-1 Stormy Antarctic, 11-2 Sovereign Debt,
6-1 Here Comes When, 7-1 Aljazzi, 10-1 Robin Of Navan, 14-1 Khafoo
Shememi, 16-1 Mr Owen.
ALMODOVAR (D)(BF) R Charlton 6 9 0............K Shoemark 6
CRYSTAL OCEAN (D) Sir M Stoute 4 9 0 ............R L Moore 2
FABRICATE (D) M Bell 6 9 0 .................................. James Doyle C 7
FIRST SITTING (D) C Wall 7 9 0............................................G Mosse 3
MORANDO A Balding 5 9 0.................................................. O Murphy 1
SPARK PLUG (CD)(BF) B Meehan 7 9 0......T Marquand C 4
WHAT ABOUT CARLO (C)(D) Eve J-Houghton 7 9 0.......C Bishop 5
- 7 declared BETTING: 11-10 Crystal Ocean, 4-1 Fabricate, 5-1 Morando, 10-1 Spark
FORM VERDICT
Plug, 12-1 What About Carlo, First Sitting, 16-1 Almodovar.
ADDEYBB was a devastatingly-impressive winner of the Lincoln
having looked a Group horse in a handicap - travelling all over his
FORM VERDICT
rivals
before
putting
the
race
to bed in a matter of strides. The form
Crystal Ocean was given time to develop into a very good performer
as a three-year-old and ended last season with a fine second in the has a very solid look to it and he looks capable of handling this rise in
St Leger at Doncaster behind Capri. The main concern regarding his class on his seventh start. Stormy Antarctic returned with a win at
participation here is the form of the Sir Michael Stoute yard as a lot of Saint-Cloud in a Group 3 and is respected along with Sussex Stakes
their runners are shaping as though they need their first outings badly winner Here Comes When.
so he may prove vulnerable to the race-fit FABRICATE. He has kept on
BET365 HANDICAP (CLASS 2) 3YO £25,000 added 5f
improving with time and returned with a Listed success at Kempton
FORM VERDICT
so he could expose any kind of flaws in the Crystal Ocean armour.
RONS DREAM was brought down on her most recent start at Ayr on Morando was sold for 290,000gns at Newmarket’s Horses In Training 1
3366-6 TO WAFIJ (D) R Varian 9 7......................................... David Egan (3) 6
Saturday and providing she is over those exertions, she has the class sale last autumn to Andrew Balding and may have the potential to 2
1175-4 SPOOF (CD) C Hills 9 2.....................................................C Shepherd H 2
edge over her rivals with her being 5lb clear on official ratings. Same improve stepping up to 1m2f for the first time.
3
1901-9 CONSEQUENCES (D) D O’Meara 9 2..........Daniel Tudhope 1
Circus beat the selection in a handicap at Bangor last month but they
4
1350-1 HADDAF (D) J Tate 9 1................................................................R L Moore 5
meet off level terms here so she may struggle to confirm that form,
BET365 CLASSIC TRIAL (GROUP 3) (CLASS 1) 3YO
5
2-2470 ALBISHR S Dow 9 0......................................................................O Murphy 8
while Plaisir D’Amour is clearly better than she has showed this season
6
1-1429 GLOBAL ACADEMY (D) Miss G Kelleway 8 9.. G Mosse C 3
£70,000 added 1m 2f
and she could improve for a step up to 3m.
7
256-21 LAST PAGE P Evans 8 4................................................... S De Sousa C 4
1
4116-1 CHILEAN M Meade 9 1 ..............................................................O Murphy 4 8
4145-1 DIAMOND DOUGAL (D) M Channon 8 4(6ex) ..... F Norton 7
2
31- COME ON TIER D M Simcock 9 1..............................J P Spencer 6
GOING:GOOD-GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES
- 8 declared 3
42-1 HUNTING HORN (D) A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 1........R L Moore 5 BETTING: 3-1 Diamond Dougal, 4-1 To Wafij, Haddaf, 5-1 Last Page, 6-1
4
41- ISPOLINI (D) C Appleby 9 1 .................................................. W Buick T 8 Spoof, 10-1 Albishr, Consequences, 33-1 Global Academy.
BET365 ESHER CUP HANDICAP (CLASS 2) 3YO £25,000
5
0-1 JETSTREAM (D) C Hills 9 1..................................................R Winston 3
added 1m
6
23-1 SEVENNA STAR (D) J Gosden 9 1.................................... L Dettori 9
GOING:YIELDING TO SOFT
1
155- VINTAGER D Menuisier 9 7............................................K Shoemark 2 7
7-1 SOVEREIGN DUKE H Candy 9 1 .................................. Fran Berry 2
2
1-1 KINGS SHIELD (D) J Gosden 9 4.....................................O Murphy 9 8
21- STEPHENSONS ROCKET Ed Walker 9 1.............P Cosgrave 7
EMS COPIERS NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE (GRADE A)
3
1070-3 CHOOKIE DUNEDIN K Dalgleish 8 13 .........................C Beasley 3 9
017- WAFY (C) C Hills 9 1......................................................................J Crowley 1
4
331-5 DREAM WARRIOR (BF) C Appleby 8 11..................... W Buick 6
(CLASS
)
€88,496
added
2m 5f
- 9 declared 5
1-223 LAWN RANGER (D) M Attwater 8 11 ..................................... K Fox 1
-214F1 KEMBOY (D) W P Mullins 6 11 10..................................P Townend
6
231-22 MOTOWN MICK (D) R Hannon 8 11............................R L Moore 4 BETTING: 11-4 Chilean, 3-1 Sevenna Star, 4-1 Ispolini, 5-1 Hunting Horn, 1
10-1
Wafy,
12-1
Stephensons
Rocket,
16-1
Come
On
Tier,
20-1
Others.
2
4-12P1
KOSHARI
(C)
W
P
Mullins
6 11 10..........Rachael Blackmore
7
03-111 DESERT WIND E Vaughan 8 11 ......................................S Donohoe 7
3
P1/214 UP FOR REVIEW (C) W P Mullins 9 11 10............D J Mullins
8
32519- MERLIN MAGIC (D) D Elsworth 8 10......................S De Sousa 5
FORM VERDICT
126362 TOMBSTONE G Elliott 8 11 8 ..................................Jack Kennedy T
9
5341-5 REGULAR INCOME (D) Adam West 8 2........................J Quinn 8 John Gosden has won two of the last four renewals of this contest with 4
5 -FU1U7 MONTALBANO (C) W P Mullins 6 11 6................B J Cooper H
- 9 declared Cunco last year and Western Hymn back in 2014. This year he saddles
222P22 DE PLOTTING SHED (BF) G Elliott 8 11 5........D N Russell T
BETTING: 11-8 Kings Shield, 6-1 Merlin Magic, 7-1 Motown Mick, Dream SEVENNA STAR, who arrives here on the back of an extremely 6
7
11250P CONRAD HASTINGS H de Bromhead 7 11 4.............. N Fehily
Warrior, 8-1 Desert Wind, 10-1 Vintager, 12-1 Others.
impressive display in a novice contest at Windsor when looking in 8
113156 THE WEST’S AWAKE (C) E J O’Grady 7 11 2...........A E Lynch
a different league to his rivals. This is undoubtedly tougher but he 9
FORM VERDICT
-6303B SQUOUATEUR G Elliott 7 11 1...................................B J Geraghty T
KINGS SHIELD has appeared to be well above-average in his two starts deserves his place in the field. Chilean has the strongest form by some 10 534281 BEL AMI DE SIVOLA (C) N Meade 7 10 13......S W Flanagan
on the all-weather and if he is going to live up to expectations he way in the field having landed a Group 3 at Longchamp on his return 11 3-U114 A RATED H de Bromhead 7 10 12............Dylan Robinson (5)
should be winning this race off a mark of 96. Merlin Magic was out of and having finished sixth in the Racing Post Trophy but he needs to 12 1-415P PYLONTHEPRESSURE (BF) W P Mullins 8 10 12 ... D E Mullins
his depth in the Racing Post Trophy but he did beat some useful rivals prove himself on this much sounder surface, while Hunting Horn is 13 22211P A SIZING NETWORK (C) Mrs J Harrington 8 10 10......R M Power
in a Nottingham maiden prior to that run. David Elsworth’s colt is entitled to take a step forward from his return to action having won a 14 332887 ASK NILE S Neville 6 10 8................................................................B Hayes
bred to improve with age and he should not be underestimated. Desert maiden at Naas a fortnight ago.
15 89452P SCOIR MEAR Thomas Mullins 8 10 8..........................M P Walsh
4.05
3.00
SANDOWN
1.50
PUNCHESTOWN
4.20
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clear in yesterday’s Champion
Stayers Hurdle, making very good
opposition look very ordinary, and
sticking two fingers up at those
who wrote him off as a has-been.
Including, it has to be said,
Mullins himself. “It really was
last-chance saloon today,” he
confessed. “If he had finished
down the field, then that probably
would have been it [retirement].
But he loved it, absolutely loved
it.”
Mullins’ nephew David, who
also won Wednesday’s Gold
Cup aboard Bellshill, then
paid Faugheen the ultimate
compliment: “As far as I’m
concerned, he’s the greatest horse
of all time.”
1312PP
66-414
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6-555P
CLOSE SHAVE Mrs J Harrington 7 10 7 ......Jody McGarvey
SURF INSTRUCTOR H de Bromhead 6 10 4......P T Enright
BRAVISSIMO W P Mullins 7 10 3..........Katie O’Farrell (7) T
EXACTORIS Joseph P O’Brien 7 10 3................L P Dempsey T
- 19 declared BETTING: 9-2 Kemboy, 13-2 Squouateur, 7-1 Koshari, 8-1 De Plotting
Shed, Up For Review, Bel Ami De Sivola, 12-1 others.
BETDAQ 2% COMMISSION PUNCHESTOWN CHAMPION
HURDLE (GRADE 1) (CLASS 1) €243,363 added 2m
BLEU BERRY (D) W P Mullins 7 11 12.........................M P Walsh
COQUIN MANS (D) W P Mullins 6 11 12.................D J Mullins
MELON (D) W P Mullins 6 11 12.......................................P Townend
MIN (CD) W P Mullins 7 11 12..................................................... N Fehily
SAMCRO (CD) G Elliott 6 11 12...................................Jack Kennedy
SUPASUNDAE (C)(D)(BF) Mrs J Harrington 8 11 12 R M Power
THE GAME CHANGER (CD) G Elliott 9 11 12D N Russell T
WICKLOW BRAVE (CD) W P Mullins 9 11 12.Mr P W Mullins B
- 8 declared BETTING: 10-11 Samcro, 9-4 Melon, 8-1 Supasundae, 10-1 Wicklow Brave,
14-1 Min, 25-1 Coquin Mans, 66-1 Bleu Berry, 100-1 The Game Changer.
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1122S1
2-1352
1D1224
1-1111
-32122
1P4478
3/71-7
FORM VERDICT
Gordon Elliott has decided to take the plunge with crack novice Samcro, who
tackles some of the best around. While there is no doubting his potential
as a star jumper for years to come, he will never have had to hurdle at this
pace and is reluctantly passed over in favour of MELON, who came within
a whisker of winning the Champion Hurdle. His stable companion Wicklow
Brave was only seventh at Cheltenham but sprung a surprise in this event
last year. Supasundae is better over further but did lower Faugheen’s
colours in the Irish Champion Hurdle so cannot be dismissed lightly.
PROFILE SYSTEMS CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE
(GRADE 1) (CLASS 1) €88,496 added 2m 4f
BLOW BY BLOW (C)(D) G Elliott 7 11 10 .Rachael Blackmore B,T
BURROWS SAINT (CD) W P Mullins 5 11 10 R M Power T
CARTWRIGHT G Elliott 5 11 10..........................................M P Walsh
DEBUCHET M S Margaret Mullins 5 11 10........D E Mullins
DELTA WORK (C) G Elliott 5 11 10..............S W Flanagan H,T
DORTMUND PARK (D) G Elliott 5 11 10......Jack Kennedy T
DUC DES GENIEVRES (BF) W P Mullins 5 11 10.. N Fehily
GETABIRD (CD)(BF) W P Mullins 6 11 10Mr P W Mullins
PALLASATOR (D) G Elliott 9 11 10...............................D N Russell
REAL STEEL W P Mullins 5 11 10..............................B J Geraghty
SCARPETA W P Mullins 5 11 10......................................P Townend
WHISKEY SOUR W P Mullins 5 11 10.......................D J Mullins
- 12 declared BETTING: 5-2 Pallasator, 5-1 Scarpeta, 6-1 Whiskey Sour, Debuchet, 7-1
Duc Des Genievres, 8-1 Getabird, 14-1 Dortmund Park, 16-1 Delta Work,
Blow By Blow, 20-1 others.
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FORM VERDICT
PALLASATOR has turned to the NH game late in life but is now showing
the quality that carried him to Doncaster Cup glory on the level, and he
numbered Scarpeta, Blow By Blow, Duc Des Genievres and Real Steel
among his victims when landing a Fairyhouse Grade 2 recently. There
is no reason why he shouldn’t confirm that superiority, and perhaps his
stablemate Delta Work can give him most to think about after displaying
excellent resolution to land the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham.
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BOXING
RUGBY LEAGUE
Haye marvels at
Wilder’s $50m
Joshua offer – and
then gets in queue
David Haye will
take on Tony
Bellew next
week AFP/GETTY
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Across: 1 P-a-Mel-a, 3 LP-late, 4 Tr-Y-out
Down: 1 P-Elle-T, 2 A-r-rest
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NINE-LETTER WORD moderator OTHER WORDS adore,
adorer, are, arm, armed, art, dare, dart, dear, doer, door,
doormat, dormer, dram, dream, dreamt, drear, ear, era,
err, mar, mare, marred, mart, mater, moor, moored, more,
mort, mortar, motor, motored, oar, orator, order, ore,
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EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL,
FIRST-LEG
Arsenal (0)..........1 Atletico Madrid (0)..1
Lacazette 61
Griezmann 82
Marseille (1) ...... 2 RB Salzburg (0)...........0
Thauvin 15, N’Jie 63
BASKETBALL
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP: Sheffield
Sharks 103 Glasgow Rocks 61.
CRICKET
INDIAN PREMIER LGE, Hyderabad:
Sunrisers Hyderabad 132-6 (20 overs,
Pandey 54, Rajpoot 5-14); Kings XI
Punjab 119 (19.2 overs, Rashid 3-19).
Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 13 runs.
CYCLING
UCI WORLD TOUR: Tour de Romandie,
Switzerland, Stage 2: 1 T De Gendt (Bel)
Lotto Soudal at 4hrs 3mins 5secs, 2 S
Colbrelli (It) Bahrain-Merida at 2m 4s, 3
S Dumoulin (Fr) AG2R La Mondiale at
same time. Overall: 1 P Roglic (Sloven)
LottoNL-Jumbo at 8hrs 14mins 25secs,
2 R Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team, 3
G Thomas (GB) Team Sky at 4secs.
DARTS
UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS,
Manchester, England: M Smith (GB)
bt P Wright (GB) 7-1 M van Gerwen
(Neth) drew with D Gurney (GB) 6-6,
G Anderson (GB) bt S Whitlock (Aus)
7-5 R van Barneveld (Neth) drew with
R Cross (GB) 6-6. .
GOLF
VOLVO CHINA OPEN (Beijing) First
round: 64 D Jin (Chin); 65 M Wallace;
N Bertasio (It); 66 A Bjork (Swe); S
Vincent (Zwe); 67 J Scrivener (Aus);
S Jamieson; 68 M Kinhult (Swe); P
Pittayarat (Thai); J Guerrier (Fr); Y
Lin (a) (Chin); A Pavan (It); D Lipsky
(US); G Bhullar (India); J Veerman
(US); A Otaegui (Sp); S Lee (S Kor); 69 J
Campillo (Sp); B Snyder (US); N Fung
(Mys); A Levy (Fr); W Ormsby (Aus);
M Kawamura (Japan); N Elvira (Sp);
A Dodt (Aus); Jin-ho Choi (S Kor); A
Quiros (Sp); S Sharma (India); A Atwal
(India); S Horsfield; Y Ikeda (Japan); K
Horne (SA); J Smith.
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AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM
Kevin
Garside
6
Injury mars
Barba’s star
show for Saints
SALFORD
in the comparatively modest $2-3m
ballpark, and concludes that if the
offer is genuine, a scramble for tickets will be a thing soon.
“If he’s offering $50m, I’m sure he’s
CHIEF SPORTS
CORRESPONDENT
got a deal. Though he will have to put
David Haye sat back in his chair and the money in Escrow [a third-party
whistled a $50m whistle. As any fight- account]. Eddie [Hearn, Joshua’s proer outside the Floyd Mayweather Jnr moter] is not going to take his word.
circle of boxing sauce knows, that is He’s not going to be giving it him after
comedy money.
the fight.
At 37, Haye has earned
“What’s Wilder’s biggest
his dinero. His return to
purse? $2.5m? Take half
the ring in the rematch
of that for tax. He’s obviwith Tony Bellew in Lonously got some big backer
don next week is more a
somewhere. If they can
measure of his sustainarustle that kind of dough,
bility as a warrior rather
fantastic. If he can get
than augmenting his pen$50m into a bank account
sion, though in this game
and say to Joshua you have
pound notes always matter.
got a fight in the MGM
If Haye gets past Bellew,
Grand, I’m sure he has got
as he believes he shall, then
himself a deal.”
If Wilder
he will be in there swinging can get $50m
You have to admire
w i t h W i l d e r ( ab o v e ) ,
Wilder’s chutzpah, a
purveryor of said $50m into a bank
classic all-American ouroffer to Anthony Joshua, account and
offer-is-bigger-than-yours
Tyson Fury and all the oth- say to Joshua
gesture cooked up by
ers in heavyweightland lin- you have a
former Mike Tyson ading up a crack at Britain’s fight at the
visor Shelly Finkel and
unified champion.
lawyer-turned-promoter
MGM Grand,
To throw a light on the he’s got a deal Lou DiBella. Neither go
Wilder thunderclap from
anywhere quietly.
Birmingham, Alabama toFury, meanwhile, is busy
wards Joshua, Haye estimates the seeding his own patch for a fight
American’s biggest pot to date to be down the line with Joshua, as Hearn
Puzzle solutions
57
was happy to broadcast. “We were
talking on the phone last week and
he sent me a list of four or five guys
[he wants to fight],” Hearn said.
“He says to me ‘I’ll fight four of
these guys. Then I want 50-50 with
AJ.’ I said ‘you’re on another planet’
and he told me he was going to ring
Anthony. I phoned AJ and I told him
he might get Tyson Fury calling.
“And he said ‘hold on, he’s on the
other line’. You couldn’t make it up.
Then, later on, we were in a meeting and he [Fury] sent me a picture
HORSE RACING
BEVERLEY
Going: Good-good to soft in places
1.30 1. RAPID APPLAUSE (Nathan
Evans) 8-1; 2. Tanasoq 16-1; 3. Bogart
7-2 fav. 15 ran. 13/4l, 21/4l. (M W Easterby). Tote: £9.70; £3.40, £6.30, £1.80.
Exacta: £223.20. Tricast: £548.99. Trifecta: £1775.80. CSF: £129.49. NRs:
Acclaim The Nation, Ghayadh.
2.00 1. AEROSPHERE (G Lee) 9-1; 2.
Shumookhi 9-1; 3. Immokalee 9-4 fav.
12 ran. 1/2l, nk. (B Smart). Tote: £10.80;
£3.30, £3.00, £1.40. Exacta: £101.60.
Trifecta: £900.50. CSF: £89.15. NR: Are
You Locking Up.
2.35 1. MONT KINABALU (T Eaves) 7-2;
2. Alfa McGuire 2-1 fav; 3. Placebo Effect
8-1. 6 ran. shd, hd. (K Ryan). Tote: £5.00;
£2.10, £1.70. Exacta: £14.20. Trifecta:
£74.40. CSF: £11.31.
3.10 1. ARABIAN JAZZ (C Noble) 8-1; 2.
Onefootinparadise 7-1; 3. How Bizarre
10-3 fav. 13 ran. 11/4l, hd. (M Bell). Tote:
£7.80; £2.70, £2.30, £1.60. Exacta: £63.10.
Tricast: £236.56. Trifecta: £336.10. CSF:
£65.80.
3.45 1. RITA’S MAN (S De Sousa) 4-1;
2. Detachment 7-1; 3. Clarabel 33-1. 12
ran. 7-2 fav Liquid Gold (8th). 11/4l, 1l.
(K Dalgleish). Tote: £4.30; £1.70, £2.60,
£14.60. Exacta: £35.10. Tricast: £825.38.
Trifecta: £1808.10. CSF: £32.91.
4.20 1. DOSE (P Hanagan) 11-2; 2. Almunther 7-2 fav; 3. Vigee Le Brun 9-1.
10 ran. 11/2l, ns. (R Fahey). Tote: £5.00;
£2.10, £1.70, £2.70. Exacta: £26.70. Tricast: £173.45. Trifecta: £198.40. CSF:
£25.48. NR: Blue Vision.
4.55 1. TRADING POINT (Daniel Tudhope) 5-2 fav; 2. Jacbequick 12-1; 3.
Zeshov 8-1. 7 ran. 41/2l, 1l. (D O’Meara).
Tote: £3.40; £2.20, £5.60. Exacta: £35.10.
Trifecta: £194.30. CSF: £32.01.
5.25 1. SHAKOUR (Ben Curtis) 14-1;
2. Wind Storm 13-8 fav; 3. I Was Only
Joking 3-1. 9 ran. 11/2l, 2l. (J Ward).
Tote: £16.80; £2.90, £1.10, £1.30. Exacta:
£35.60. Trifecta: £129.40. CSF: £37.61.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £2,536.22
carried over to Sandown.
Placepot: £153.30. Quadpot: £23.10.
Place 6: £82.92. Place 5: £35.23.
message [with his middle finger up].
Anthony then grabbed my phone and
sent the same thing back.” As Fury
sees it, he “jabs his [Joshua’s] nut
off, slips, then knocks him sparko:
job done”.
Meanwhile, back in the suitably bling surroundings of the Park
Plaza Hotel on the south bank of
the Thames, Haye points out that
what the British boxing audience really wants to see is Joshua in with a
fighter they might recognise. A David
Haye, for example.
PUNCHESTOWN GOING:
YIELDING TO SOFT
5.30 1. FAUGHEEN (D J Mullins) 11-2;
2. Penhill 2-1 fav; 3. Shaneshill 33-1. 12
ran. 13l, 43/4l. (W P Mullins). Tote: 6.10;
2.00, 1.30, 6.80. Exacta: 18.30. Tricast:
340.53. Trifecta: 497.60. CSF: 16.50.
6.40 1. FOOTPAD (D Jacob) 2-5 fav; 2.
Optimus Prime 25-1; 3. Asthuria 20-1. 6
ran. 12l, 5l. (W P Mullins). Tote: 1.20; 1.02,
5.40. Exacta: 11.20. Trifecta: 176.10. CSF:
13.87. NR: Calino D’Airy.
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Salford (6).........10 St Helens (32)......60
Salford: Tries: McCarthy, Welham. Goals:
Shorrocks. St Helens: Tries: Makinson,
Peyroux, Barba (3), Morgan (2), Grace (2),
Percival, Fages. Goals: Richardson (8).
P W D L F A Pts
St Helens
13 11 0 2 428 152 22
Wigan
11 9 0 2 315 152 18
Warrington 12 8 0 4 248 187 16
Hull
12 7 0 5 280 248 14
Castleford
10 7 0 3 204 188 14
Leeds
11 6 1 4 210 183 13
Wakefield
11 5 0 6 208 224 10
Salford
13 5 0 8 226 288 10
Widnes
11 3 0 8 197 255 6
Hull K R
11 3 0 8 197 268 6
Huddersfield 12 2 1 9 164 379 5
Catalans Drg 11 2 0 9 142 295 4
SNOOKER
BETFRED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield): A McGill
(Sco) bt R Day (Wal) 10-8.
TENNIS
ATP BARCELONA OPEN BANC
SABADELL, BARCELONA: Men’s
Singles Third round: (1) R NADAL (Sp)
bt G Garcia-Lopez (Sp) 6-1 6-3; M
Klizan (Slovak) bt (12) F LOPEZ (Sp)
6-1 6-4; (4) D GOFFIN (Bel) bt (16) K
KHACHANOV (Rus) 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-0;
(8) R BAUTISTA AGUT (Sp) bt (9) P
ANDUJAR (Sp) 6-4 6-1; S Tsitsipas
(Gr) bt (10) A RAMOS-VINOLAS (Sp)
6-4 7-5; (3) D THIEM (Aut) bt J Kovalik
(Slovak) 7-6 (7-5) 6-2; (5) P CARRENOBUSTA (Sp) bt (11) A MANNARINO (Fr)
6-2 4-6 7-6 (8-6); (2) G DIMITROV (Bul)
bt M Jaziri (Tun) 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8).
PLAYING TODAY
FOOTBALL
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulham v Sunderland (7.45)
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen v Hearts (7.45)
CRICKET
SPECSAVERS COUNTY
CHAMPIONSHIP (First day of four,
11am) FIRST DIVISION: Hampshire v
Essex (The Ageas Bowl), Lancashire
v Surrey (Emirates Old Trafford),
Somerset v Yorkshire (Taunton),
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
(New Road).
SECOND DIVISION: Leicestershire
v Derbyshire (Grace Road),
Middlesex v Glamorgan (Lord’s),
Northamptonshire v Durham
(Northampton), Sussex v
Gloucestershire (Hove).
INDIAN PREMIER LGE: Delhi: Delhi
Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
(3.30pm).
CYCLING
UCI WORLD TOUR:TOUR DE
ROMANDIE (Switzerland).
GOLF
USPGA TOUR ZURICH CLASSIC OF
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana).
EUROPEAN TOUR VOLVO CHINA
OPEN (Topwin Golf & CC, Beijing).
LPGA TOUR MEDIHEAL CHAMPIONSHIP
(San Francisco, California).
MOTOR RACING
FIA FORMULA 1 AZERBAIJAN
GRAND PRIX (Baku).
FIA WRC, RALLY ARGENTINA (Cordoba).
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE (7.45):
Castleford v Wakefield, Warrington v
Huddersfield, Widnes v Wigan (8.0).
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY (7.45):
Leicester v Newcastle.
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP
(7.45): Nottingham v Rotherham Titans.
SNOOKER
BETFRED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).
St Helens overcame the
first-half dismissal of forward
Matty Lees to rout Salford
and pull four points clear at
the top of Super League last
night but their victory was
overshadowed by a neck injury
to star man Ben Barba.
The Australian full-back
scored his first Super League
hat-trick, taking him clear
at the top of the scoring
charts with 15 tries from 13
appearances, but
fell awkwardly in
a tackle eight
minutes from
the end.
Barba was
seen writhing
in agony
before medics
got to him and,
after lengthy
treatment on the
pitch, he was carried off
on a stretcher.
With England prop Alex
Walmsley already sidelined
with a fractured bone in
his neck, it promises to be
another major blow for Justin
Holbrook’s side.
Barba is a clear favourite for
the Man of Steel award after
dominating the first half of
the regular season and he was
again in sparkling form at the
AJ Bell Stadium where Saints
ran in 11 tries to two.
CYCLING
Thomas stays
well placed in
Romandie
By Gareth Cox
Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas
remains in third place in the
Tour of Romandie after Belgian
rider Thomas De Gendt won
yesterday’s second stage.
De Gendt produced a
brilliants solo finish to win the
stage by more than two minutes
with Italian Sonny Colbrelli
beating Samuel Dumoulin of
France to second place in a
sprint finish.
Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic kept
hold of the yellow jersey in the
overall classification ahead of
Australian Rohan Dennis and
Welshman Thomas who is just
four seconds behind, going into
today’s 10km up-hill time trial.
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CRICKET
IPL stars to make financial
sacrifice for England cause
By Chris Stocks
England’s World Cup
England’s one-day captain Eoin
Morgan has confirmed players
will be recalled early from next
year’s Indian Premier League in
an attempt to boost the country’s
World Cup chances.
Seven probable starters in England’s World Cup line-up, including all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jos
Buttler, are contracted to IPL franchises until the end of next year’s
tournament.
However, they will miss almost
half of the lucrative T20 competition
in 2019, compared to just 10 days
this year for those England players
called up for the home Tests against
Pakistan next month.
The England & Wales Cricket
Board are set to ask players to
return home on 1 May next year
ahead of a five-match ODI series
against Pakistan that will act as the
final warm-up before Morgan’s men
open the World Cup against South
Africa at The Oval on 30 May.
“It’s something we discussed
before the [IPL] auction this year,”
said Morgan. “It’s yet to be decided
how much or how little every player
is going to play. I think it’s going to be
a lot less than this year.
“It’s an important part of guys’
development but in the lead-in to a
World Cup we want to be together as
a side and really go into that series
against Pakistan ready to play.”
With the 2019 IPL final scheduled for 19 May, it will mean England’s players giving up a significant
amount of money to return home
early. Stokes (inset), for example,
Group matches
Thu 30 May
South Africa (The Oval)
Mon 3 June
Pakistan (Trent Bridge)
Sat 8 June
Bangladesh (Cardiff Wales
Stadium)
Fri 14 June
West Indies (Hampshire Bowl)
Tue 18 June
Afghanistan (Old Trafford)
Fri 21 June
Sri Lanka (Headingley)
Tue 25 June
Australia (Lord’s)
Sun 30 June
India (Edgbaston)
Wed 3 July
New Zealand (The Riverside)
A lot of the opportunities
created in the IPL have
been around performances
in England shirts
will lose almost £700,000 of his
£1.4million pro-rata salary for
Rajasthan Royals.
However, Morgan says
his players are united
behind the plan as they
seek to give themselves
the best chance possible
of winning the World
Cup on home soil.
“Our whole plan as a
squad and a group has been
that for the last two years, so I don’t
see a problem around the decision,”
he said. “A lot of the opportunities
created in the IPL have been around
performances in England shirts.”
England have never won a 50-over
World Cup but will be regarded as
favourites next year given their remarkable transformation since the
last tournament in 2015, when they
were knocked out in the first round.
Asked if he thought his team
could be victorious next year, Morgan, whose side have lost just three
of their past 24 home ODIs, said:
“I hope so. We’ll definitely give it a
good crack. I think the performances we’ve put in at home over the last
few years have been as good as we
could have hoped.
“I feel we’re growing as a team
and if we play well between here
and the World Cup we’ll be contenders. With the way things have gone
on home soil there’s no reason why
we haven’t put ourselves in the best
position.”
As for his own future,
Morgan, 31, is keen to
play for England beyond
the World Cup. “Certainly,” he said. “A lot of
it depends on whether
at the end of it I feel I can
offer more. If it’s less I’ll be
happy to walk away.
“But if I can still add value,
absolutely [I’ll carry on].”
Cricket World Cup bosses say
“infrastructure costs” were at the
heart of the decision to overlook the
London Stadium for the 2019 tournament. Hosts England will launch
the 2019 World Cup against South
Africa on 30 May at The Oval, with
Old Trafford and Edgbaston staging
the semi-finals, and Lord’s the final. Eoin Morgan is not bothered by the
Tournament organisers spent London Stadium’s omission
more than 18 months examining the merits of using the
ago that we commissioned
former Olympic Stadidrop-in portable pitches
um, now used by West
to be growing, and built
Ham, but baulked
ready to be potenat the cost. Cricket
tially to be sent to the
World Cup 2019
London Stadium.
Grounds to be used
managing director
“But after we unfo r the 2019 World
Steve Elworthy said:
derstood
the unique
Cup, with two –
Lord’s and the Oval
“At the end of the day,
elements of what
– in London
the decision was fairly
cricket would require
easy but it was a long
in that stadium, we
process to get there. It was
found ourselves at the
probably more than 18 months
point where the infrastructure
costs were probably going to be way
too much. So we think the decision
at the end of the day was the right
decision. And potentially too there’s
perhaps no legacy for the sport
there. It was disappointing because
we spent so much time on it, but I
think it was the right decision for
the tournament.”
Organisers have settled on 11
grounds for the 10-team contest,
with Lord’s and The Oval taking
centre stage in London. Edgbaston,
Headingley, Old Trafford, Trent
Bridge and Durham’s Riverside will
all be in use, with Cardiff, Bristol,
Taunton and Hampshire’s Ageas
Bowl also making the cut.
Asked if he was disappointed by
the London Stadium omission, England one-day captain Eoin Morgan
said: “From my perspective, no.
It’s a ground that we have no track
record on. The wicket we played on
wasn’t previously used, I’d imagine
that was a contributing factor leading into next year.
“I feel more comfortable that
we’re playing at grounds where we
have a proven record.
“It’s definitely exciting to see the
fixtures announced, and the biggest
excitement from a player’s point of
view is trying to visualise the different venues you’ll be playing at all
over the country.”
Semi-finals
Tue 9 July Old Trafford
Thu 11 July Edgbaston
Final
Sun 14 July Lord’s
London
Stadium ‘too
costly’ for
World Cup
By Nick Purewal
11
M
itchell Johnson once
the Caribbean, not just for the pace
regaled English
he generated but for the increasing
journalists with tales
control he appeared capable of
of how he almost
showing from an angle of delivery
became a plumber
that could make him a priceless
after almost throwing in the towel
asset for England.
on a career in cricket.
After Toby Roland-Jones was
Tom Barber, perhaps the quickest ruled out for the remainder of
English bowler of his generation,
the season with a recurrence of
knows how he feels.
the stress fracture that kept him
Released by Hampshire in
out of England’s Ashes party last
September 2015, the Dorset-born
winter, Barber’s development has
bowler retreated to the county of
also become critical to Middlesex’s
his birth in an attempt to
chances of getting out of
rebuild his career. Now,
Division Two at the first
I looked
less than 12 months on
time of asking.
at Johnson’s
from signing a professional
All of which puts an
hostility
and
contract with Middlesex,
additional focus on a
aggression
he’s gearing up for a year
cricketer who not too long
and thought
that could, potentially,
ago was forced to almost
thrust him into the
start from scratch with
‘I want to be
international reckoning.
his home county Dorset,
the guy who
That may sound like
following his release
does that
a huge call for a man yet
from Hampshire.
for England’
to make his debut in the
“I suppose when you put
County Championship – a
it like that it has happened
bow that’s likely to come against
quite quickly but it doesn’t really feel
Glamorgan at Lords today – but
like that,” he says on the eve of his
Barber has turned many heads in
potential Middlesex bow.
recent months.
If he needs any additional
Eoin Morgan, who had his thumb
inspiration before marking out his
fractured by Barber in the nets
run at Lords today he may well
before the start of the season,
decide to revisit the archives and
can testify to the pace that the
dig out footage of Mitchell Johnson
22-year-old can generate, as can the
terrorising England’s batsmen
batsman who represented the North during the 2013-14 Ashes.
in their series against the South in
Most Englishmen took to
Barbados last month.
watching Johnson’s rocket-like
Barber was hugely impressive in
spells from the behind the sofa as
NEWS
2-29
Pace demon
Barber is
taking his
lead from
Johnson
Middlesex bowler tells
Richard Edwards his
aggressive approach
modelled on Aussie
has led to rapid rise
up county ranks
England’s batsmen were left rattled
by bowling of speeds that most had
never experienced before.
Barber, though, ensured he had
a front row seat. Munching on the
popcorn as Johnson (below) tore in,
in front of baying Australian crowds.
“That really inspired me,
watching that,” he says. “I looked at
that and I thought ‘I want to be the
guy who does that for England’.
“I take a lot of what I saw then
into my game now, the hostility,
the aggression. I spoke to Michael
Carberry [the former England
opener, now at Leicestershire] when
he came back from that tour and he
spoke so highly of Mitchell Johnson,
talking of the experience of playing
against him on a lightning fast
pitch at the Waca. I took a
huge amount out of watching
that tour, although it was
obviously a shame we lost 5-0.
“You saw over the winter,
and we certainly read about
it, the need for pace in
Australia over the
Ashes. You look at
the way [Mitchell]
Starc bowled and Pat
Cummins and Josh
Hazlewood, they
were all bowling at
90mph or around
there and it made a
massive difference.”
It might be
expecting too much
too soon for Barber to leap into
county cricket and start ripping
through batting line-ups in the
way that Starc and Johnson have
hungrily tucked into England’s in
the past five years.
But Barber is highly regarded at
Middlesex, as much for desire to
improve as he is for his ability to
bowl at over 90mph. If he does get
the nod for Middlesex today, then
Paul Prichard, his coach at Dorset,
should also receive a vote of thanks.
“When I met him in the winter of
2015, I think he was understandably
unsure of his future,” says Prichard.
“It’s tough, to be released as a
teenager and to have your entire
career suddenly thrown
into doubt.
“We gave him the
encouragement he needed to
get back to a place where he
could really push on and show
people what he’s capable of. And
trust me, he’s capable of a lot.”
England have shown
time and again in recent
years that they
struggle against
left-arm bowling of
the highest class
and pace.
By the time the
Aussies next touch
down, Barber
could help them
ensure that they’re
up to speed.
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Fan
Matrix
i FRIDAY
27 APRIL 2018
59
ARSENAL
We have had to put up
with this lemon for over
10 years, now he’s gone
lets try to band together
as a fanbase, not keep wishing
s***e on each other and hoping
the club fails because Wonga isn’t
here. All the fanboys need to let it
go and get behind the new man.
Nuggets (Gooners World)
What supporters
are saying
about your club
BOURNEMOUTH
EDITED BY JAMES MARINER
PREMIER LEAGUE
Can’t help thinking
Southampton would
rather not be playing us
at this juncture, as all of
their remaining games are vital
to their survival and the sheer
shame of losing to us, as we are
an insignificance to them, must
be unbearable.
Garbo (Up The Cherries)
BURNLEY
Seagull4Ever (North Stand Chat)
Arfield is in talks with
Rangers and Marney is
seeing out his contract.
Almost an end of an era
as the last few players of 2013/14
remain. Hope they both get to play
in the last game v Bournemouth,
true professionals that represented the club fantastically over
many years. Vizeh (Up The Clarets!)
CHELSEA
CRYSTAL PALACE
EVERTON
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
LEICESTER CITY
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER CITY
st albans fox (Foxes Talk)
Only our magnificent,
but very occasionally
hapless, team could
somehow make us feel
uncomfortable about being 5-0
up. Thoughts rightly focused on
Wednesday but the more cautious
among us will see qualification
for next year’s CL anything but
guaranteed. Nick Harrington
MANCHESTER UNITED
NEWCASTLE UNITED
SOUTHAMPTON
Rayvin (Toontastic)
Can someone please
kindly tap Lemina on
the shoulder and inform
him that he actually has
to pull his finger out once in a
while if he wants a move out of the
Championship this summer. His
lack of application is appalling at
the moment. Nick Roberts
STOKE CITY
SWANSEA CITY
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
WATFORD
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
WEST HAM UNITED
BRIGHTON & HOVE
We could be better at
keeping possession,
particularly away
where too often we
panic and give the ball away
cheaply when closed down. Often
the player on the ball tends to
have limited options which is
when we go long or give it away.
Yet another wrongful
booking for Zaha,
denying us points which
would’ve guaranteed
our survival. The crusade against
someone who is kicked and fouled
more than any player is becoming
boring. Players who attract
crowds and get them off seats
should be protected. Ollie Potts
Background noises
indicate the owners
are likely to get rid of
Puel at the end of the
season. Some players may already
know this and their performances
have dropped off. They had better
have someone lined up who will
play football rather than hoofball.
All roads lead back
to Wembley for the
Cup final on 19 May
which will prove
decisive in our season.
Fingers crossed for an upturn
for Keylor Navas, whose current
performances suggest Real will be
back for De Gea. Gabriel Counsell
This season has been
more of a ski slope than
a roller coaster... all
downhill. Another 1-1
at the weekend put the writing
on the wall and we deserve it.
The Potters travel to Anfield this
week, probably for the last time
for the next 10 years. We are going
down. Hugo Parrott
With Deeney a doubt
for the season, I fear we
may not see him in our
colours again. Not had his
best year, but still plenty to offer.
The forgotten Gray should get a
run at Spurs, but faces a lonely,
thankless task up top. Paul Cohen
It would not surprise
me if Sam stays.
Moshiri possibly sees
Sam as having been
a solid appointment, after the
disasters that went before. Sam
will not be here longer than June
2019, assuming we don’t appoint
Emery, Blanc or LVG in the meantime. blueblue (Grand Old Team)
The club will make
enough money in the
PL, and by being a
tightly-run ship in
general by Ashley, that there
should be enough for Rafa to
spend going forward. It depends
on what he thinks he needs.
The scars of last week
must heal quickly as
there is no time to lick
wounds. Our home form
has been good and with Chelsea
having one eye on the Cup final
this could be a real chance to
bounce back. A win and we
approach the last three games on
the verge of safety. Nye Williams
I imagine Jol could
work well with Moore,
old head and energetic
sidekick – Jol’s a decent
guy who isn’t the type to resent
Moore’s popularity. Think this is
just bookies getting bored, though.
mulliganstired (Westbrom.com)
We finally look like a
team again – it just
might all be too late.
More concerned with
Liverpool and Spurs’ results. They
will both win this week, rendering
our result futile. We should beat
Swansea. Wouldn’t mind Giroud
(above) and Morata up front
together again. Charlie Gould
Four games left. Where
has this season gone? It
seems only yesterday
we were joint top of the
League. Realistically Everton is
our last opportunity to pick up
points with the final fixtures being
City, Chelsea and Arsenal. Still
not safe but beating the Toffees
may be enough. Olly Diamond
Hard to see anything
other than 3-0 or 4-0
at West Ham, if we
go for it like we did
against Swansea. That’d put
the goal record on the line for
Huddersfield, at home, before
receiving the Premier League
trophy, which would be nice to
achieve. ChicagoBlue (Blue Moon)
A fortnight of bad results.
A loss to Man City seemed
inevitable but it’s a huge
disappointment to drop
out of the FA Cup. Spurs’ mindset
towards big games has been
under considerable scrutiny as
a result. We still need to focus on
the League and beat Watford on
Monday. Charlie Taylor-Kroll
A Manchester City
cricket score is more
likely than a West
Ham United win this
weekend. With that in mind, we’ve
got to hope Pep takes pity on
Moyes or Hugill finally unleashes
his inner Salah. Joe Light
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SPORT
Football
Jonathan
Liew
EUROPA LEAGUE
Arsenal silenced
Zidane knows what he by Griezmann’s
is doing far more than sucker punch for
depleted Atletico
he is given credit for
H
alf-time at the Allianz
minutes, turning a 1-1 draw into
Arena, after which a
a 3-1 victory. But is not it simply
sub-par Real Madrid
about substitutions: during last
had miraculously
year’s Champions League final at
emerged level against
Cardiff, it was Zidane’s detailed
Bayern Munich, the joke doing the
tactical instructions at half-time
rounds was that Zinedine Zidane
that helped transform the match.
would be clapping furiously in the
Quietly and by degrees, Zidane
dressing room. The Real Madrid
is developing a reputation as a
manager is often described in
genuine game-changer, or at the
Spain, rather disparagingly, as
very least someone who might just
a “clap-your-hands coach”, one
know what he is doing.
who rules by inaction rather than
There may be little particularly
intervention, empty platitudes
novel or radical about Zidanerather than genuine expertise. It’s
ball, there is clearly a philosophy
a way of telling the world that a
at work there. There is a clear
guy who has won two Champions
emphasis on creating numerical
Leagues in his first two years of
superiorities all over the pitch.
management simply got lucky. A
The importance of playing
fraud by any other name.
between the lines. Of spreading
What happened, instead, was
the ball quickly. At the very least,
this. Isco was injured, and so
Zidane’s reputation as little more
Zidane (below) replaced him with
than a facilitator has clearly been
Marco Asensio. It didn’t look a
overplayed a tad. He genuinely
straight swap: why not
does think about
Mateo Kovacic, if you
this stuff.
Zidane’s
wanted to replace Isco’s
Perhaps the reason
cultured control in the
Zidane’s managerial
reputation
middle of the pitch?
talents
are underplayed
as little
Why not the far more
is that they defy any sort
more than
experienced Gareth Bale
of easy categorisation.
a facilitator
or Karim Benzema?
Clearly there’s a cerebral
has
been
But Zidane had his
element at work there,
overplayed. He but on some level it’s
reasons. Though he
thinks about
was happy with how
about intuition as much
Real were playing in
as instruction.
this stuff
possession, he was less
But there are human
pleased with their work
qualities on show, too:
off the ball, where Thiago and
the humility to make a change,
James Rodriguez were passing
essentially admitting your
through them with ease. He wanted original game-plan didn’t work.
Asensio’s tactical discipline, his
The courage to hook Cristiano
elastic press, his lightning pace
Ronaldo; Zidane was the first Real
on the counter attack. Within 12
manager who dared to do so for
minutes of coming on, Asensio
tactical reasons.
sprang out of defence after a
And of course, there’s still plenty
corner, intercepted a stray pass
there for his detractors to grasp
from Rafinha and launched a
hold of. Yes, Real have been badly
clinical counter-attack to score the
found out during this season’s La
decisive goal.
Liga campaign. Yes, they still look
Another problem solved, then.
fragile at set pieces. But it’s easy
Another clutch game won. And
to forget that we’re talking about a
even if Zidane was keen to deflect
coach in only his second full season
the praise (“you can’t say it’s
in top-level management.
my coaching,” he insisted), the
It would be obstinate in
curious thing about this curiously
the extreme to deny the
underperforming,
potential for Zidane to
curiously
develop, to learn, even to
overachieving
improve over time.
Zidane team is
Yes, his playing
that a pattern is
career afforded him
beginning to emerge.
advantages that many
For a coach widely
of his predecessors
derided as a cipher,
never enjoyed. And
Zidane is developing a
yes, he took over the
habit of making decisive
wealthiest club in the
changes in big games.
world. But Zidane is on
There was, for
the verge of becoming
example, the late
the first coach to win
double-substitution
three Champions
against Paris
Leagues in a row
Saint-Germain,
since the 1970s. You
in which Asensio
don’t do that just by
and Lucas Vazquez
clapping your hands.
ran riot in the last 10
THE INDEPENDENT
ARSENAL
Lacazette 61
1
ATLETICO MADRID
Griezmann 82
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By Miguel Delaney
AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM
Rather than the start of a perfect send-off, this was a perfect
illustration of why Diego Simeone
has made Atletico Madrid masters
of two-legged knock-out football and
why Arsène Wenger is considered so
far behind. It is why he’s leaving.
Atletico overcame a 10th minute
second booking for Sime Vrsaljko,
an immediate red card for Simeone,
a vibrant Arsenal atmosphere for
Wenger and even an Arsenal lead.
The electric Antoine Griezmann
aptly bided his time to come alive late
on, his silence-causing away goal cancelling out Alex Lacazette’s storming
header. That is the great frustration for Arsenal, to add to the great
task now at hand. They had looked
to rise to the occasion of Wenger’s
last European home game, and to
the challenge. They had been the
better side against a side who have
proved themselves so much better in
Europe. They had claimed the lead.
They were in control.
Now they absolutely have to score
against a side who are probably the
best on the continent at keeping a
clean sheet at home. They will need
something resembling the first hour
from this game, and so much more.
Arsenal were all over Atletico in
the early stages, and this was not
down to Simeone’s willingness to
defiantly sit back away from home.
From the start, Arsenal were driving
them back and finding space. Almost
Arsenal
Ospina
Bellerin
Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Ramsey
Wilshere
Xhaka
Welbeck
Özil
Lacazette
Griezmann Gameiro
Koke
Partey
Saul
Correa
Lucas
Godin
Gimenez
Vrsaljko
Antoine
Griezmann
equalises with
Shkodran
Mustafi
grounded
REUTERS
Oblak
Atletico Madrid
Substitutions: Arsenal none; Atletico Madrid Gabi
(Gameiro, 65), Savic (Correa, 75), Torres
(Griezmann, 85).
Booked: Atletico Madrid Vrsaljko (twice).
Sent-off: Atletico Madrid Vrsaljko (9).
Man of the match Lacazette.
Match rating 8/10.
Possession: Arsenal 72% Atletico Madrid 28%.
Attempts on target: Arsenal 8 Atletico Madrid 5.
Referee C Turpin (Fr).
Attendance 59,066.
too much space. Lacazette was found
for a volley only to waste it, and then
found for a header only for the exceptional Jan Oblak to save it.
Then came the fury. In the face of
such an onslaught, Atletico attempted to stifle Arsenal using one of their
most effective gameplans: gloriously
cynical aggression, and snide gamebreaking tackles. It didn’t stop them
feeling hard done by, though. Having
been booked in the first minute for a
foul on Jack Wilshere, Vrsaljko went
in a little late on Lacazette and was
sent off. It infuriated Simeone, to the
point he so complained to referee
Clement Turpin that he quickly followed his full-back off.
The opposition were down to 10
men, and with no manager to guide
them. Against Atletico, though, it was
the ultimate challenge. The Spanish
side relish this. Arsenal would have
to find a way to open a side whose
manager ensures they thrive on a
sense of injustice and defiance.
The home crowd began to get frustrated at perceived diving, but that’s
Snarling Simeone offers Gunners a
gritty glimpse of the club’s future
Evan
Bartlett
Few of the Arsenal fans who
shuffled into the Emirates
last night would have counted
themselves as members of the
‘Wenger in’ campaign. The
atmosphere was a notch up from
their last fixture here against
West Ham United, no doubt, but
there were certainly no chants of
“Arsène Wenger, we want you to
stay.” After 22 years of routine,
the Arsenal faithful are ready for
change.
While David Moyes would
hardly have roused a sense of
envious longing from the home
faithful when he was here last
Sunday, his replacement in the
away dugout last night certainly
did. Not that Diego Simeone lasted
in the dugout for very long – sent
to the stands for dissent shortly
after his side were reduced to 10
men following Sime Vrsaljko’s
early red card.
It was an ugly moment from
Simeone, wagging his finger and
mouthing expletives at French
referee Clément Turpin, who
should be praised for the way
he handled those helter-skelter
opening exchanges.
Atletico were rocked early
and conceded plenty of chances,
with Jack Wilshere, Alexandre
Lacazette and Danny Welbeck all
guilty of profligacy in front of goal.
But from then on it turned into
a masterclass in the kind of backsto-the-wall football Simeone’s
side have become renowned for
in the past half decade – football a
Wenger team would never dream
of playing.
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LEAGUE TWO
Chesterfield’s sad
decline is a lesson in
mismanagement
Graham Smyth
says scandal and
bad decisions has
led to the end of
almost a century
of League football
F
all part of the playbook. Arsenal just
had to keep the electrical charge,
especially against this kind of rustic
European experience.
Atletico brought basically every
player back around their goal, utterly assured of their ability to defend.
Then again, they’ve been in this situation with 10 men against Barcelona
and Real Madrid plenty of times.
Atletico were inviting Arsenal to
try crosses, and Jose Maria Gimenez
and Diego Godin meeting everyone
of them while Lacazette was getting
nowhere. You would never have expected the French striker to score in
Where Arsenal were pleasing
on the eye, all gentle caresses
and clever flicks round the
corner, Atletico played on the
counter-attack, were direct,
niggly and happy to indulge in
gamesmanship. They are a team
packed with wily, streetwise
footballers. Four-four-f**kingtwo with just a twist of
continental flair.
Diego Godin – the Atletico
captain and embodiment of
Simeone-ball – showcased that
approach just as his side were
at their most stretched, cleverly
putting his body between ball and
Aaron Ramsey to draw a foul and
a few moments of much-needed
breath-catching.
This was the kind of football
the red half of north London got
used to in Wenger’s early years
– a hangover from the George
the air. But that was precisely what
he did, making the run to Lucas Hernandez’s side and getting above him.
The great beauty of this gritty
Atletico, though, is they don’t get
down. They keep fully trusting the
Dimitri Payet set up both
goals as Marseille beat Red
Bull Salzburg 2-0 in their first
leg. Former Newcastle midfielder
Florian Thauvin headed the first
before ex-Spurs man Clinton Njié
doubled the advantage.
Diego Simeone reacts after being sent
to the stands last night
Graham era – but one that has
been noticeably absent since the
move to the Emirates stadium.
For another reminder of how
things were – how things might
be again should Stan Kroenke
plan. They don’t panic. That was
shown when Arsenal kept up the
pressure after the Lacazette goal,
but it didn’t lead anything other than
panic at the other end.
Gimenez launched the ball up for
Griezmann, with Shkodran Mustafi
out of position and Laurent Koscielny
suddenly caught. He stretched to try
and clear the ball, but Arsenal were
stretched too far. Griezmann scored.
The second leg, absolutely having
to score against this team, might be
a challenge too far. There’s no better side at spoiling the game, and the
party. THE INDEPENDENT
and co make a move for Simeone –
Atletico were even wearing yellow
and navy blue: those traditional
colours of Arsenal away.
The Arsenal of the 21st century
did properly kick into gear on the
hour mark though: a series of neat
passes fizzed across the edge of
the box, Wilshere cantered to the
byline and whipped in a cross for
Lacazette to nod home. A goal that
got better with every replay.
Cue the time-honoured chants
of “one-nil to the Arsenal”.
Sadly for Wenger, that score
could not be improved upon – his
players lacking that old, ruthless
edge of a decade ago that would
have put this tie to bed.
And then Antoine Griezmann
stuck for Atletico. A classic
Arsenal performance under
Wenger – and a classic Atletico
one under Simeone.
rom glimpsing
Championship football
to staring non-league full
in the face, Chesterfield’s
decline has been
eye-watering. Three years of
failure on the pitch is bad enough,
but for all the defeats, it is off-field
scandal, gaffes and poor decisions
Gary Caldwell had to make do with a
that have compounded supporters’ team full of inexperienced players
misery.
In May 2015, Paul Cook led a
An injury crisis and a knack of
Chesterfield team that included
conceding late goals brought
future Premier League star Sam
another relegation and his
Clucas to the League One play-offs. departure.
Three years later Cook is
Off the pitch, things haven’t been
celebrating a League One title
much better. The summer 2016
with Wigan while the Spireites
signing of Ched Evans brought
are managerless, rock bottom
controversy, but few goals.
of League Two and will exit the
The national gaze was drawn
Football League for the first time
back to the Proact when a raffle
in 97 years. It has been a bitter,
for a place on a pre-season tour
bewildering decline.
attracted just a handful of entries,
In the club’s 152-year history,
so a club employee invented a
there have been few darker days
winner: James Higgins.
than Saturday, when a 4-1 defeat
‘Higgins’ was struck down by
at Forest Green Rovers all-butillness and couldn’t go on tour but
confirmed their relegation.
fans rumbled the ruse and the
Fans believe the rot set in when
police and council stepped in to
Cook made his exit, two days after
investigate.
their play-off semi-final defeat by
Just this week, they’ve been
Preston. Four men have followed
forced to cancel the Player of the
him into the Proact dugout.
Year award, after a protest vote by
The team Cook built was
fed-up supporters threatened to
dismantled. Players like Clucas
crown an unworthy player.
and Tendayi Darikwa sold to
Owner Dave Allen’s legacy
bigger, richer clubs. Dean
includes the shiny Proact
Saunders’ signings
Stadium, Wembley
failed to fill the void,
trips and that
the Welshman
swashbuckling Cook
blowing money
side, as well as the
on two-year deals
loss of Football
Chesterfield have
for players who
League status.
been members of
contributed little.
Despite
the Football League
for 97 years
Twenty-three
impressive player
games later Danny
sales, the financial
Wilson was the new
performance has been
manager. He was gone by
poor. The club’s debt, the
January 2017, sacked after a
vast majority of which is to
poor start to the season.
the owner, stands at around £10m.
Ex Wigan boss Gary Caldwell
Allen, who stormed out of the
arrived, signed a bunch of kids on
2016 AGM, quit as chairman and
loan and watched helplessly as the
hasn’t spoken publicly since, has
inevitable relegation occurred.
continually had to put his hand in
The club widened their pitch
his pocket. The casino magnate has
but signed no wingers. They made
put the club up for sale, taken it off
striker Chris O’Grady, scorer
the market then put it back on at a
of three goals this season, their
more reasonable price.
record wage earner. They marched
A Chinese consortium’s bid fell
bravely into the League Two land
apart amid miscommunication
of giants with 5ft 7ins midfielders
earlier this year and a recent bid
and inexperienced youngsters.
from a domestic group has been
In an all-too familiar scenario,
given a deadline of today.
a poor start to the season meant
The future is uncertain. The
another new manager.
most oft-repeated question among
Director Ashley Carson said he
fans and commentators is “where
wanted experience and promptly
did it all go wrong?” “Can it get any
appointed rookie Jack Lester.
worse?” is a close second.
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FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Wembley up for sale: FA
Sport
Fulham and NFL team owner tables
bid to buy home of football – paving
way for London gridiron franchise
There is no suggestion Fulham
would use the venue and last month
The Football Association is in the club were given planning permisadvanced talks over a deal worth in sion to redevelop their Craven Cotexcess of £500m to sell Wembley Sta- tage home.
dium to Fulham owner Shahid Khan.
The Jaguars play one match in
He approached chief executive London per year but moving for the
Martin Glenn during a meeting at the full regular season would mean them
Super Bowl in February last year over taking up residency between Septhe possibility of reaching a sensation- tember and December each year.
al agreement, which has significant
England will continue to play the
ramifications for English football.
majority of home matches at Weml Wembley will still be home to the
bley but once the Jaguars are in situ
England team but they are set to play they would be expected to take their
more games across the country.
autumn fixtures around the country.
l £500m raised by the sale will
It is understood the FA is keen
be spent on building up to
to stress Wembley will re1,500 artificial pitches
main English football’s
nationwide, boosting
home and Khan has no
grass-roots football.
plans to rename the
l Khan could one
stadium. The ground’s
day move his Jackfull name is “Wembley
Money raised by
sonville Jaguars to
Stadium powered by
the Wembley sale
Wembley, potentially
EE” and while Khan is
would be used to
build 1,500 artificial
dealing a blow to Totlikely to agree a similar
football pitches
tenham Hotspur’s amsubsidiary sponsorship
bition to be home to an
deal, the FA has sought
NFL franchise.
assurances that the Weml Chelsea’s prospects of
bley title will remain.
moving into Wembley
A deal would cast doubt
while Stamford Bridge
over Chelsea’s ability
is being rebuilt could
to use the venue while
be affected.
Stamford Bridge is rel Fulham, who
developed. No agreeJacksonville Jaguars
have committed to an
ment had been reached
play one game a
£80m redevelopment
with the FA over using
year at Wembley,
but could move in
of Craven Cottage, will
Wembley in the same
for a whole regular
not relocate.
way Tottenham have
season
Negotiations over
done this season while
Wembley have intensified
building a new ground at
since November, culminating in
White Hart Lane, but Twickena offer which was discussed at an FA ham has already been ruled out as a
board meeting yesterday. The FA said: temporary home for the Blues.
“We can confirm the FA have received
Chelsea may attempt to strike
an offer to buy Wembley Stadium.”
their own agreement with Khan, alShould the proposal be approved, though the club’s desire to use Wema process of due diligence will begin bley for four years from 2020 could
– with both parties confident of com- conflict with the Jaguars’ own timepleting a deal in the coming months. frame for moving to the capital.
Khan’s long-term ambition is to
The news comes just six months
move the Jaguars into Wembley on before the first NFL match at Spurs’
a permanent basis. A more immedi- new ground as part of a 10-year deal.
ate likelihood is an increase in NFL The stadium has been purpose-built
matches at the venue, with a view to for both football and gridiron and had
establishing a fanbase big enough to appeared the frontrunner as a base
sustain a permanent franchise.
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SAILING
Ainslie’s Cup bid
gets £110m boost
Britain’s largest privately-owned
company, INEOS, is teaming up with
Sir Ben Ainslie in a £110m bid to
win the 2021 America’s Cup. British
sailors have been trying to capture
international sport’s oldest trophy
since 1851, but they have never
entered the competition with this
much money and experience in their
sails. Owned by Lancashire-born
industrialist Jim Ratcliffe, chemicals
giant INEOS posted annual pre-tax
profits of £2bn last month.
Flamboyant
looks mask
a humble
billionaire
By Tom White
Shahid Khan’s bid to own Wembley
Stadium is the latest big move in the
career of a businessman never afraid
to make waves.
From having $500 in his pocket
when he arrived in the United States
from Pakistan aged 16, his net worth
is now estimated by Forbes at $7.2billion (£5.2bn), placing him among the
250 richest people in the world.
He studied engineering at the
University of Illinois and found work
with the automobile parts company
FOOTBALL
Leeds worried about Myanmar
Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom
admitted players and staff
“probably didn’t sleep”
after being told about the
club’s post-season tour
to Myanmar.
The Championship
club’s controversial
plans to play two
games in Yangon and
Mandalay early next
month have been met
with fierce criticism, given the
government’s human-rights record.
Heckingbottom (above) said: “You
can imagine as soon as the trip
was announced, players, staff,
people who might think
they’re going, straight on
the internet, [thinking]
‘what are we going
to face?’
“They probably didn’t
sleep that night, but it’s
never as bad as you think.
But we have to take all the
precautions necessary as a club to
make sure everything’s OK.”
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confirms offer worth £500m
Wembley will still
be the home of
England football
matches, the FA
has confirmed
GETTY
Horrid vision of golden
jaguar next to Moore’s
statue must be avoided
have grand designs on making
the arena the world’s pre-eminent
event site with football still at
its core. The FA must ensure
whatever deal they strike contains
assurances this remains the case.
embley Stadium
The stadium should also retain
is both the iconic
its Wembley name and protect
home of English
its past; horrid visions of Bobby
football and a lead
Moore’s statue stood alongside a
weight which has
golden jaguar on Wembley Way
slowed the Football Association’s
must be avoided.
investment in the grassroots game.
Selling up inevitably leaves
Shahid Khan’s move to buy
English football vulnerable to
Wembley will polarise opinion. For
unwelcome change. Yet Khan has
many, Wembley is sacrosanct. A
developed a strong understanding
hallowed arena where memories
with FA chief executive Martin
are made and legends forged. The
Glenn with both parties believing
FA may even be accused of selling
they can minimise disruption from
their soul.
such a significant transaction.
But the FA will argue
The FA will have to
the game’s soul is not
take England on the
The FA will road during autumn
found in Brent’s bricks
argue that
and mortar but its
internationals if the
grassroots. This deal will the game’s
Jaguars move their
fast-track their ability to soul is not
franchise to London
improve facilities with
but the organisation
found in
the money – upwards of Brent’s bricks have a track record
£500million – earmarked
in taking games away
for the creation of up to and mortar
from Wembley and were
but
its
1,500 artificial pitches
keen to explore more
across the country. The grassroots
opportunities even
effect of this potential
without this sensational
sale could be felt for
deal on the table.
generations to come.
For the time being, Khan is
The FA have refinanced their
privately saying the right things.
stadium debt and reduced the
His fondness for London and
total to below £150m but it
sport in general, particularly his
still influences every financing
track record as a responsible and
decision. There will soon be a need
committed owner of Fulham, has
to replace the Wembley floodlights
curried favour with the FA, who
at a cost of £2m. The FA must
are mindful of balancing a desire
analyse whether that £2m is better
to bolster their finances with
spent on, say, developing women’s
ensuring the national stadium is
football or funding refereeing
placed in the right hands.
programmes. Khan will have no
Selling Wembley should be
such ethical complications to
avoidable. Many will argue it is.
consider.
But the FA have come to view it as
Wembley remains one of the best a calculated step in delivering a
stadiums in the world, just over 11
lasting legacy we can all be proud
years on from its opening, yet Khan
of. Only time will tell if it is a price
and his Jacksonville Jaguars team
worth paying. EVENING STANDARD
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Olley
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Flex-N-Gate, before serving notice of
his entrepreneurial ambition when
he set up a rival company and returned to buy out his first employers.
While that company made him his
fortune, it is through his sporting
investments that his profile has risen
on both sides of the Atlantic.
He bought NFL franchise, the
Jacksonville Jaguars, in 2011 and has
presided over a rise from unpromising beginnings – the team won just
two games in their first season under
his ownership – to within striking distance of the Super Bowl as they ran
the New England Patriots close in
this year’s AFC Championship game.
He bought Fulham from
Mohamed Al Fayed in 2013
and strengthened his links to
England through the NFL’s
International Series, with
the Jaguars playing a “home”
game at Wembley every
season since then as well as
hosting community events
and tournaments for UK-based
players.
While his flamboyant facial hair
might suggest a man as keen on the
limelight as his eccentric predecessor at Craven Cottage, the
man behind the moustache
has demonstrated a humble
management style respectful
of tradition and promising to
move Fulham forward while
retaining the club’s “unique
character”.
ATHLETICS
CRICKET
SNOOKER
FOOTBALL
Euros marathon off
Farah’s to-do list
Roland-Jones ruled
out of summer Tests
McGill through after
stunning fightback
No retirement U-turn
for Ibrahimovic
Mo Farah will not run the marathon
for Great Britain at the European
Athletics Championships in
August. Farah, who came third at
the London Marathon on Sunday
in a British-record time, will
continue to focus on other events.
It is understood that next year’s
World Championships in Doha
are a priority. Callum Hawkins,
who collapsed while leading the
Commonwealth Games marathon
earlier this month, will also not run.
England seamer Toby Roland-Jones
will miss this summer’s Test series
against Pakistan and India with a
back injury. The 30-year-old has
suffered a recurrence of the stress
fracture which ruled him out of the
winter Ashes tour. The Middlesex
bowler made an impressive start
to his international career last
summer, taking 17 wickets in four
Tests against South Africa and the
West Indies at an average of 19.64.
Anthony McGill completed a
remarkable comeback to beat
Ryan Day 10-8 in their World
Championship first-round clash
at the Crucible. Day was 6-3 up
overnight, after scoring the highest
break of the tournament with a
brilliant 145, and extended his
advantage to 7-3 and then 8-5. But
McGill then managed to win five
frames in a row to set up a secondround tie with Ding Junhui. “I can’t
believe I won,” said the Scot.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not come
out of international retirement
to play for Sweden at the World
Cup. The 36-year-old striker, who
recently left Manchester United to
join the LA Galaxy, had hinted that
he might resume his 116-cap career
with Sweden, having retired from
international duty two years ago.
But the Sweden national selectors
said in an Instagram post: “A final
message: Zlatan will not play at the
World Cup.”
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Scottish Highlands
Explore Fort William, a town with mountain views at every turn, and take in the marvellous
lochs and glens as you travel on the superb West Highland Line.
Day 1
At leisure in Glasgow
Your Tour Manager greets you in Glasgow with the rest
of the day free for you to explore. Perhaps make a visit
to one of the city’s fascinating museums or galleries then
tonight you are free for dinner, with a host of restaurants
to choose from.
Day 2
West Highland Line and Crianlarich
Take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys travelling
to Crianlarich on the West Highland Line. Unwind as you
leave the sprawling city behind and journey into the
spectacular Scottish Highlands. On arrival, check in to the
Best Western Crianlarich Hotel where you enjoy dinner
tonight.
Day 3
Tarbet
This morning travel to Tarbet for a cruise on the majestic
Loch Lomond - Britain’s largest inland body of water. Learn
about the history of Scotland’s most celebrated outlaw, the
notorious Rob Roy MacGregor as you sail past the dramatic
Arklet Waterfalls. The cruise comes to port in the quiet
town of Inveraray, where you are free to explore.
Day 4
Oban and Duart Castle
Today you travel to the pretty seaside port of Oban where
you board a ferry to Craignure. This small village is the
main ferry port on the Isle of Mull and the gateway between
the coastal island and the Scottish mainland and from
here, you visit the imposing Duart Castle. Later you return
to Oban where you are free to explore the quaint town or
simply relax along the sandy shore line.
Day 5
Fort William and the Jacobite Steam Train
Join the Jacobite Steam Train* today for a magnificent
journey on the final leg of the West Highland Line,
travelling in restored carriages on the way to the beautiful
west coast. The train passes through wonderful scenery,
crossing the mighty Glenfinnan Viaduct between Fort
William and Mallaig. On arrival in Mallaig, why not visit one
of this fishing port’s delicious restaurants before the return
journey?
Day 6
Glasgow
Head back along the magnificent West Highland Line to
Glasgow, where you are free to explore for the afternoon
before enjoying dinner with the group in a local restaurant.
Day 7
Return home
The tour concludes after breakfast, and you are free to
depart at your own pace.
*Please note, earlier departures will be by Scotrail services, please
call for details
MALLAIG
£645
Included in the Price
✓ Fully escorted by a UK Tour
Manager from start to finish
✓ All Rail and coach travel
throughout
✓ 6 nights’ hotel accommodation
with breakfast
✓ 5 dinners
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✓ Free time in Glasgow, Oban and
Inverarary
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ANLARICH
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✓ Journey on the West Highland
Line to Mallaig
TARBET
1+1
GLASGOW
Nights in hotel
7DAYS
FROMONLY
By Coach
Why Travel by Rail
By Rail
By Boat
✓ Scenic ferry journey to the Isle
of Mull
✓ Jacobite Steam Train*
The majesty of Scotland has always been on full display from the
fantastic and well-maintained rail network that criss-crosses the
hills, towns and lochs of this beautiful Celtic nation. Some of these
rail lines feature incredible rail journeys which are widely thought of
as being the most iconic and rewarding journeys to make by train.
Highlights include the Jacobite Steam train and the magnificent
West Highland Line.
✓ Cruise on Loch Lomond
Departures
Loch Lomond
13 May 18
27 May 18
10 Jun 18
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2 Sep 18
23 Sep 18
7 Oct 18
£760
£740
£645
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