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Is time up for the
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Call for all UK citizens to get �k aged 25
Robert Booth
Every person in Britain should receive
�,000 when they turn 25 to help fix
the ?broken? intergenerational contract between millennials and baby
boomers, an influential thinktank has
proposed after a two-year study.
The payment, described as a ?citizen?s inheritance?, is intended to
redistribute wealth at a time when
young people need it most to find
housing, return to education or start
a business. It is also intended to reduce
resentment towards baby boomers
(born between 1946 and 1965) who
have typically done better out of the
housing market and pensions than any
subsequent generation.
The idea has emerged from the
Resolution Foundation?s intergenerational commission, which has been
working on the issue for two years and
has now published its final report.
The panel was chaired by the former
Conservative universities minister
David Willetts and included the TUC
secretary general, Frances O?Grady,
and the CBI director general, Carolyn
Fairbairn.
Fairbairn, who represents British
business, said the tacit deal in which
the young look after the old and the
old help the young have a better life
than the generation before had broken
down. The report states: ?Younger
generations are bearing more risks
and holding fewer assets than their
predecessors. We need to redress
that imbalance if we are to maintain
the promise of an asset-owning
democracy.?
The findings will be seized on by
millennials (born between 1981 and
2000), who believe they have been
miscast as spendthrift hedonists who
would rather splash out on artisan
coffee and slices of avocado on toast
than save for a house deposit. Research
found that in 2001 people aged 25-34
consumed the same as 55-64 year olds,
and today they consume 15% less.
The �,000 lump sum would be
funded by a change to inheritance tax,
the authors said. Inheritance is taxed
at 40% above a threshold of � for
many. This would be replaced with a
new 20% tax on all gifts or inheritances
?Income inequalities
within generations
are higher for
young people today?
The Resolution
Foundation report
throughout a person?s life up to
�0,000, and then at 30% above that.
Some millennials said the handout would barely affect their finances,
given their student debts and cost of
housing. Others said it could be money
down the drain if it not used wisely.
However, the commission said it
could be used only for housing,
education, starting a business or
towards a pension.
The idea is underpinned by analysis that shows inherited wealth will
have an ever greater effect on standards of living, with inheritances and
gifts from parents set to grow in size
much faster than incomes.
?This poses challenges,? 6 ?
Hunt: private
hospitals must
improve safety
?
Exclusive
Pippa Crerar
Putin makes
(probably) last
walk to Russian
presidency
Russia?s president-elect, Vladimir Putin, was applauded by guests at his
inauguration ceremony in the Kremlin yesterday, when he was sworn in for
a fourth and almost certainly ?nal term. Amid tensions with the west and
domestic discontent over inequality, he pledged to serve the Russian people
faithfully and to stand up for their interests in the international arena. Page 21 PHOTOGRAPH:
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Private hospitals have been given two
weeks to come up with a plan to ?get
their house in order? on safety and
quality or else face tough sanctions
imposed by the government, the
Guardian has learned.
Today, Jeremy Hunt will write to
the chief executives of 206 private
hospitals across England following a
damning report on the sector by the
safety regulator last month.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC)
found that two in five private hospitals are failing to meet safety standards
intended to protect the public from
harm, intensifying concerns among
ministers over patient safety.
Every year, it is thought that thousands of patients are moved to the NHS
in emergencies from private hospitals,
which rarely have intensive care beds
or dedicated resuscitation teams, with
the state then left to pick up the pieces.
In a letter seen by the Guardian,
the health and social care secretary is
calling for fairer remuneration for NHS
organisations if they have to deal with
the consequences of poor care or mistakes made in the independent sector.
Private healthcare groups are
understood to be particularly fearful
of the introduction of a compensation scheme for patients
who have to be transferred 2 ?
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Inside
Tuesday 8 May 2018
? Boris Johnson with the US secretary
of state, Mike Pompeo, right, meeting
yesterday to discuss the Iran deal
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National Pages 5-20
London violence Met police put extra o?cers on the
streets after a spate of shootings and stabbings | Page 5
Child tra?cking Victim sues the government after sexual
assault at deportation centre | Page 10
Final ?are In ?ve billion years, the sun will
burn out and rip itself apart | Page 18
Farmers? call Food for the public sector after
Brexit ?should be sourced in the UK? | Page 19
World Pages 21-27
Migration Case against Italy in human rights
court over coastguard deal with Libya | Page 21
Belgium Monks? search for lost beer recipe
holds up brewery plan | Page 24
?I?ll write the truth? Lone Turkish Cypriot
paper editor stands up to Erdo?an | Page 25
Financial Pages 29-31
Fares shake-up Rail industry to consider cull as
part of system overhaul | Page 29
Supermarket deal Asda and Sainsbury?s deal
bad for environment, regulators warned | Page 31
Journal Centre section
?In the absence of e?ective
action by regulators, the UK
cannot win the ?ght against
money laundering
Prem Sikka
Page 4
?We know what
s.
bad nationalism is.
But what is good
nationalism?
Zoe Williams
Page 5
G2 Centre section, tucked inside Journal
Digging deep Why have the super-rich taken to building
extravagant basements? | Page 8
Double entendre Is the smutty pun another
example of male sexual entitlement? | Page 10
Sport Back section
Donald McRae interview Eamonn Magee on a
life blighted by drink and IRA violence | Page 44
Richard Williams Hiring Steven Gerrard is
an act of guesswork by Rangers | Page 41
Puzzles G2, page 16 | Journal, page 12
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Iran deal supporter ?told
he was Trump target?
Julian Borger Washington
Oliver Holmes Jerusalem
Mark Townsend
A prominent Iranian-American
supporter of the Iran nuclear deal
says he was warned by US intelligence
during the presidential transition
that his communications would be
targeted by the Trump camp in a bid
to discredit him.
The new details from the behindthe-scenes struggle over the 2015 deal
have emerged as it reaches a critical
point. Donald Trump said yesterday
that he would announce his decision
today on whether to continue to
abide by the agreement, which is
enshrined in a 2015 UN security council resolution, or potentially violate it
by reintroducing sanctions on Iran.
Trita Parsi, the president of the
National Iranian American Council,
was also the target of an operation
by an Israeli private security company, Black Cube, aimed at gathering
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Hunt puts pressure
on private hospitals
to improve safety
as a result of negligence, as it could hit
their profits.
Hunt?s warning comes during
a national inquiry into the sector,
expected to be published next summer, after the case of Ian Paterson, the
breast surgeon who was jailed for 15
years last year for unnecessary operations in NHS and private hospitals.
In his letter, Hunt threatens those
independent hospitals rated inadequate with the action currently applied
to failing NHS hospitals, including special measures, enforced changes to
leadership teams and extra oversight.
Of the 206 independent acute hospitals inspected in the CQC?s first
comprehensive analysis of the sector,
62% were given a ?good? rating overall
and 8% were described as outstanding.
However, 30% were deemed to need
improvement. Four that were previously rated inadequate had improved.
However, the CQC said it was particularly concerned about safety, with
41% of hospitals rated as requiring
improvement in this area and 1% as
personal information about the deal?s
advocates among senior figures from
the Obama administration.
The Guardian has obtained the
transcript of an interview with Parsi
conducted last summer by an operative working for Black Cube posing
as a journalist, probing him for any
ways that Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl
? top advisers to Barack Obama and his
vice-president, Joe Biden ? might have
benefited from the 2015 agreement, in
which Iran received sanctions relief in
return for accepting strict curbs on its
nuclear programme.
?I thought it was strange that he was
pushing this financial angle, which I
hadn?t heard before,? Parsi recalled.
According to the transcript, he said
that US companies on the whole were
frustrated they were getting nothing
from the deal. Parsi said he thought
no more about the interview until the
transcript was read to him.
However some months before
the牋 telephone interview, between
Trump?s election victory in November
inadequate. Almost a third were rated
as requiring improvement and 3% as
inadequate in terms of leadership.
Hunt?s letter tells the chief executives he expects greater transparency
when patient safety mistakes have
been made, for example by publishing
patient outcomes by clinician as well
as details of avoidable deaths, bringing the sector into line with the NHS.
The health secretary is also calling
for better governance to make sure
private hospitals take responsibility
for the work of private consultants.
Ministers are concerned that some
private hospitals avoid liability by
saying a clinician is not an employee
if something goes wrong. They also
want clearer processes for managing
patients if they have to be transferred
to the NHS in an emergency.
Hunt writes: ?I believe that the
independent sector can play a useful
? Jeremy Hunt: two-week deadline
for a private sector action plan
and his inauguration in January, Parsi
said� he� received an extraordinary
warning.
?Someone in US intelligence,
through an intermediary, told us that
we would be targeted by the Trump
crowd, in order to discredit us as a way
of discrediting the [2015 agreement],?
Parsi said, adding that he was encouraged to be careful about his means of
communication.
The Observer reported this weekend that Trump associates had
commissioned an Israeli private
security firm last year to carry out a
?dirty ops? campaign against Rhodes
and Kahl.
Black Cube initially denied any connection to the spying operation against
them but Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor
and the New Yorker reported that the
same fake company had been used to
approach Kahl?s wife as Black Cube
had used to contact Rose McGowan,
one of the principal accusers of the disgraced film tycoon, Harvey Weinstein.
One of Weinstein?s lawyers had hired
Black Cube last year to stop publication of sexual-misconduct allegations.
Kahl?s wife, Rebecca, was
approached by someone calling herself Adriana Gavrilo, claiming to be
head of corporation social responsibility at Reuben Capital Partners. Rhodes?
wife, Ann Norris, was approached in
June by someone calling herself Eva
Novak, according to the New Yorker,
asking Norris to consult on a movie.
After these reports on Sunday, a
source close to Black Cube conceded
the firm had been involved in the
information-gathering effort aimed at
Rhodes and Kahl, but said it was linked
to one of its private sector clients.
Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, yesterday pleaded with Trump
not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear
deal. Johnson, who is in the US but not
scheduled to meet Trump in person,
made his appeal via an opinion piece
in the New York Times and an appearance on Fox & Friends, the president?s
TV news show of choice.
role in adding capacity, promoting
innovation and offering patients
choice. However, if the sector is to
partner with the NHS and benefit from
our world-leading medical training,
we need urgent assurances that the
independent sector will get its house
in order on safety, as well as a commitment to take rapid action to match the
NHS?s world-recognised progress on
transparency.?
Whitehall insiders told the Guardian that if the providers failed to come
up with an action plan in two weeks,
the Department of Health would press
ahead with new policies to clamp
down on poor practice.
Health department officials believe
they can proceed without legislation,
using measures that could include
leveraging the independent sector?s
reliance on securing NHS contracts
and treating NHS patients, as well the
CQC?s licensing regime that enables
hospitals to practice.
Labour is expected to be broadly
supportive. Jon Ashworth, the shadow
health secretary, has previously criticised the government for not doing
enough to ensure private hospitals are
as transparent as NHS hospitals.
The CQC report is the first comprehensive analysis of the quality of care
provided by independent acute hospitals since the inspection programme
was introduced in 2015.
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News
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?? A joint streaming service could
offer hit domestic shows such as
Channel 4?s The Great British Bake
Off and BBC One?s Doctor Who
? Channel
4?s Gogglebox
and the BBC?s
Planet Earth and
Doctor Foster
could be offered
up as part of
the latest
attempt by BBC,
ITV and Channel
4 to join forces
BBC leads remake
of public service
o?ering to rival
power of Net?ix
Mark Sweney
The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have
held discussions over joining forces
to create a British streaming service to
combat the increasing power of Netflix
and Amazon in the UK.
The early stage talks, which are also
understood to involve NBC Universal,
the US TV and film group that owns the
maker of Downton Abbey, are focusing
on how the UK?s main broadcasters
and makers of top shows can work
together to create a streaming rival to
the popular, deep-pocketed newcomers transforming broadcasting.
In a stark warning, the BBC, which
has traditionally dominated the UK TV
and radio landscape, recently admitted that it ?risks being overtaken by
competitors? as viewers inexorably
move towards on-demand viewing.
The BBC owns the UK?s biggest
and most recognisable video service,
iPlayer, but has admitted that 16 to
24 year olds spend more time with
Netflix in a week than with all of BBC
TV including the iPlayer.
?All options are open, they are early
conversations and no direction is firm
yet,? said one source with knowledge
of the talks. ?But they know a videoon-demand platform play would be
?It is a dusting-o? of
Kangaroo, which
was a good idea?
Source with knowledge
of the discussions
a true defence for the UK creative
industries.? A second source called it
a ?public service broadcaster domestic
competitor to Netflix?. Netflix has
8.2m subscribers in the UK and
Amazon Prime Video is in 4.3m British
households, according to figures from
Barb, the TV ratings body.
While the broadcasters understand
the benefits of some tie-up of their
catch-up TV and on-demand services,
history suggests the plan will difficult.
It is the third time in just over a
decade that the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have tried to set aside decades
of rivalry to secure a digital future for
British TV. The established British
broadcasters held similar talks two
years ago, but in the end only the BBC
and ITV managed to hook up ? launching a Netflix-style service in the US
called BritBox. It was hoped that partners, including Channel 4, would come
on board for a UK service, but a British
launch did not take place.
Since then ITV and Channel 4 have
seen a string of senior management
changes, most notably in appointing
new chief executives in Carolyn McCall
and Alex Mahon respectively, both of
whom are looking hard at the best digital strategic options for the future.
It is understood that all options are
on the table in the talks, which also
include the presence of the BBC?s commercial arm. The BBC has been keen
to utilise the strength of the iPlayer
as the master brand, which has met
with some resistance from Channel 4
Ratings rivals
The battle for viewers
BBC, ITV, Channel 4
Number of homes 27m
Hit programmes Doctor Who, EastEnders, Planet Earth II, Doctor Foster
(BBC); Coronation Street, Victoria
(ITV); The Great British Bake Off,
Gogglebox, Humans (Channel 4).
Netflix
Number of UK homes 8.2m
Hit programmes Stranger Things
(pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown,
Lost in Space, 13 Reasons Why,
Narcos, Orange is the New Black,
The Alienist, Better Call Saul
Amazon
Number of UK homes 4.3m
Hit programmes The Beginning of
Everything, Doctor Thorne, The Man
in the High Castle, Patriot, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Tick, Mozart
in the Jungle, Fleabag (co-production
with BBC Three), Transparent
and ITV who have been driving their
own services, All4 and ITV Hub, with
increasing success with viewers.
Another option is to revitalise a
workable plan to expand BritBox; a
third is to launch a new brand and subscription video-on-demand service.
The discussions bear similarities
with the ill-fated Project Kangaroo,
a video-on-demand service from the
BBC, ITV and Channel 4 that was set for
launch in 2007 but became tangled in
red tape and ultimately blocked by the
competition regulator two years later.
Netflix arrived in 2012 and Amazon began its push in earnest with the
rebranding of LoveFilm as Prime Video
in 2014. Kangaroo, which got as far as
briefly appointing the ex-BBC, Microsoft and Johnston Press boss Ashley
Highfield as chief executive, aimed to
be an open venture that also allowed
TV production companies to join.
At the time John Smith, the then
head of the BBC?s commercial arm,
said Kangaroo represented broadcasters ?taking control of our destiny?.
This time around, pay-TV providers,
many of whom have a mix of free and
pay-TV channels and content, could
potentially offer some programming.
?My understanding is that it is a bit
of a dusting-off of Kangaroo, which
was a good idea that should never have
been blocked,? said the second source.
?Think of it as Kangaroo-plus. Sort of
a public service broadcaster domestic
competitor to Netflix, but potentially
with the flexibility to be broader.?
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The Guardian Tuesday 8 May 2018
? Ryan Giggs beside Sir Alex Ferguson
after his final match as Manchester
United?s manager
PHOTOGRAPH: MICHAEL REGAN/GETTY IMAGES
Man Utd players o?er
messages of support for
?father ?gure? Ferguson
Josh Halliday
North of England correspondent
Manchester United players past and
present have offered support for their
?father figure? Sir Alex Ferguson as the
football world waits for news on his
recovery from a brain haemorrhage.
The 76-year-old former Manchester
United manager remains in intensive
care at Salford royal hospital after
emergency surgery on Saturday.
Neither the hospital nor the club
was able to issue an update on his
condition yesterday as messages of
support continued to flood in. United
had said previously that Ferguson?s
operation went ?very well? but that
he needed a period of intensive care.
Phil Jones, an England international
who was signed by Ferguson from
Blackburn in 2011, was among the
many current and former players to
offer public messages of support for
him yesterday. ?He is such a legend
in my eyes,? Jones said. ?He is the one
who brought me to the club and gave
me that opportunity to play for one
of the biggest clubs in the world. He?s
taken me under his wing like a father ?
I know he has that fight in him. Hopefully he?ll recover well.?
Jones, who has made 190 appearances for United, added: ?He has got all
his family and friends around him, the
support from all the players and staff
at Man United and football around
the world. When something like that
does happen it?s nice that the football
world comes together and shows support and we are all rooting for him.?
The Football Association, Premier
League, Fifa, Uefa and individual clubs
from Britain and around the world also
tweeted their best wishes.
The Wales manager, Ryan Giggs,
who was given his United debut by Ferguson in 1991 aged 17, told BBC Wales:
?Now is the time to pray and hope ?
He has been the biggest influence in
my career, both on and off the pitch. I
know the operation has been a success
? but he is a fighter and that is what
makes me think that he will be able to
make a recovery.?
The United midfielder Juan
Mata said the team would channel
Ferguson?s spirit in their final three
games of the season, culminating in
the FA Cup final against Chelsea on
Saturday 19 May.
The Spaniard wrote in a blogpost:
?This Saturday, all of us were overwhelmed by the news about Sir Alex
Ferguson?s health condition. This circumstance has had a huge impact on
Manchester United, as you can imagine. All of us are united right now,
wishing Sir Alex a speedy recovery.
?He has been a unique and
fundamental figure in the football
world over the last few decades.
I?ve never been coached by him,
unfortunately, yet I know well his
incomparable legacy on this club, that
winning mentality and fighting [gene]
that we must honour in the last three
games of the season, especially in the
FA Cup final.
?To achieve that, we are going to
work hard while we eagerly await good
news about Sir Alex?s recovery.?
Ferguson has been at Salford royal
hospital, three miles from United?s
Old Trafford stadium, since Saturday,
after first being taken to Macclesfield district hospital near his home
in Cheshire. His family, including his
wife, Cathy, and son Darren, also a
football manager, were understood
to be at his bedside.
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Heat is on
Holidaymakers
in Lyme Regis,
Dorset, make
the most of the
sun yesterday
as recordbreaking
temperatures
were reported
across the UK.
In Northolt,
west London,
it reached
28.7C (83.6F),
making it
the hottest
early May
bank holiday
weekend on
record, the Met
O?ce said.
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London police increase patrols
after gun, knife and acid attacks
Jamie Grierson
The Metropolitan police put extra
officers on the streets yesterday after a
number of violent crimes left a teenage
boy dead and several people injured.
As temperatures hit record levels
for the early May bank holiday, the
Met grappled with shootings, stabbings and acid attacks across London.
The recently appointed home secretary, Sajid Javid, vowed to work with
anyone determined to tackle serious
violence, while London?s mayor, Sadiq
Khan, hit out at the failure of government ministers to tackle the problem.
Javid, whose predecessor, Amber
Rudd, unveiled a serious violence
strategy as one of her final acts as home
secretary, tweeted: ?Appalling to hear
about children being killed and injured
on our streets this bank holiday.
?Serious violence is robbing too
many young people of their futures.
I will work with anyone determined
to tackle it.?
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, 17, was
killed on Saturday. Paramedics and
police were called to reports of gunshots on Cooks Road in Kennington,
south London, just after 6pm. Rhyhiem was found on nearby Warham
Street with a gunshot injury.
His mother, Pretana Morgan, called
for the violence to end.
?Let my son be the last and be an
example to everyone,? she said. ?Just
let it stop. What must be, must be. It?s
not about race, it?s not about nation,
it?s not about culture. Nothing. It?s just
a human race. Just one human race. So
children, please let my son be the last.?
She said Rhyhiem was not in a gang
and had been trying to make a difference by learning to work with children.
He was also an aspiring architect. No
arrests have been made in connection
with his death.
On Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was
struck in the head by shotgun pellets
as he walked along a street with his
parents in Wealdstone, north-west
London. Police said they believed the
teenager was an innocent bystander
after a 15-year-old boy was attacked
nearby.
Neither teenager suffered lifethreatening injuries, and the younger
one has been released from hospital.
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North Circular
Hackney
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Officers have been made aware of a
possible third victim who may have
been at the scene with the 15-year-old.
DCS Simon Rose, the Harrow borough commander, said: ?This was a
callous, reckless and brazen act, without any thought by those responsible
for the fact that there were families
with children and people in the high
street enjoying their weekend. This
was quite simply appalling.?
Also on Sunday, a 43-year-old man
was stabbed in Perivale, west London,
after a dispute about driving.
Police said the man was attacked
on Buckingham Avenue at 9pm after a
number of residents questioned a man
in a blue car about the nature of his
driving in the small residential street.
Three people ? men aged 22 and 27
and a 17-year-old boy ? were injured in
a ?noxious substance? incident after
an altercation between two groups
in Hackney, east London, just after
5am on Sunday. Police are investigating whether any of the three suffered
life-changing injuries.
Just before 6.30pm on Sunday,
police were flagged down by a member of the public in New Cross Road,
south-east London, where they found
a 22-year-old man with gunshot
wounds. He was taken by ambulance
to a central London hospital where
his condition was not life-threatening, Scotland Yard said.
Outside the capital, two men died in
stabbings in Liverpool and Luton during the bank holiday weekend.
Fatah Warsame, 20, from Cardiff,
died after being stabbed in Liverpool
city centre early on Sunday morning.
On Sunday evening, a 20-year-old man
was killed in Luton.
In Macclesfield in Cheshire, a
37-year-old man died after suffering knife injuries on Sunday evening.
Cheshire police later arrested a 15-yearold boy and 29-year-old man as part of
an investigation into the crime.
Rudd launched the serious violence
strategy last month amid controversy
over the potential link between dwindling police numbers and rising crime.
The strategy is to be backed by
�m of Home Office funding and a
new offensive weapons bill to ban the
sale of corrosive liquids to under-18s
and to introduce tougher restrictions
on buying knives online. It will focus
heavily on the links between illegal
drug markets, particularly for crack
cocaine, and violent crime.
Khan, who has faced criticism from
some for the increase in violence since
he became mayor, said he was ?doing
all I can to compensate for the failure
of government ministers? on the issue.
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Politics
May facing risk of
Commons defeat
unless she accepts
EEA membership
Peers to vote tonight as
tensions in Labour party are
brought back into open
Anne Perkins
Deputy political editor
Theresa May is facing renewed crossparty pressure to accept membership
of the European Economic Area (EEA)
or risk defeat in the Commons.
Peers will vote tonight on a series
of amendments, as officials work to
try to find a deal on May?s preferred
option of a customs relationship with
Europe that is acceptable to Brexiters
and remainers in her cabinet, and to
MPs and EU negotiators.
The policy paper rejected by the
inner cabinet on the Brexit subcommittee last week has been withdrawn
for further work and will not be discussed at this week?s regular meeting.
A Downing Street source said: ?It
was agreed on Wednesday that more
work needed to be done to flesh out
the general principles agreed ? no hard
border, and as frictionless trade as possible. We realise the urgency. But as
Greg Clark [the business secretary]
said on Sunday, it is a crucial question to get right.?
Meanwhile, the Irish government is
concerned that many MPs and peers
still believe Dublin will back down at
the last minute on the hard border.
One Irish parliamentarian said he
was surprised by how confident MPs
were that there could be a frictionless
border between Northern Ireland and
the Republic without a customs union.
?Both May?s proposals for maximum
facilitation and a customs partnership
have been rejected by Michel Barnier
as magical thinking,? he said.
A source close to the taoiseach said:
?Westminster is mistaken if it thinks
the Irish government will move. And it
has no understanding of Leo Varadkar.
?He is someone who will do the
right thing for Ireland. They think we?ll
get to the last point of the negotiations
? and the border will be the last thing ?
and we?ll move, and we won?t.?
He said the EU would defend Irish
interests as fiercely as Dublin.
?The Labour party
must pick sides. To
oppose a customs
union is to be
aligned with
Jacob Rees-Mogg?
Chuka Umunna
Labour MP
But the DUP leader, Arlene Foster,
said the EU was being unrealistic,
while Britain?s former ambassador to
Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer,
accused the EU of putting the Good
Friday agreement at stake by ?weaponising? the border issue.
Tonight?s amendment to the withdrawal bill has been tabled by Labour
peer Waheed Alli, in a move that has
infuriated Labour party managers.
They say the Commons already has the
chance to influence the detail of the
final divorce arrangements. They fear
the extra vote could jeopardise a move
to remove the time and date of Britain?s departure from the EU from the
face of the bill, which has nearly completed its passage through the Lords.
The vote brings the simmering
tension in the party over its stance
on Brexit back into the open. Chuka
Umunna, the Labour backbencher
who jointly chairs a cross-party proEurope group, says it is time for Labour
to be clear about where it stands.
?The party must pick sides,? he said.
?To oppose a customs union is to be
aligned with Jacob Rees-Mogg.?
In an article in the Independent,
Umunna argues it is impossible to
meet the party?s six tests on the Brexit
deal without membership of both the
customs union and the single market.
The weekend was marked by a new
round in the bitter battle over Britain?s
future relations with Europe that was
triggered by Clark setting out how devastating customs checks would be for
major employers such as the car industry. ?It?s an area in which we are strong,
we are growing, the world is looking
to our industrial strategy, to the innovations that we?re making there,? he
said. ?So this requirement to do what
it takes to get that frictionless ? minimum of frictions ? is something that
we?ve made a public commitment to
and we need to make sure that we get
that right.?
He warned thousands of jobs would
be at risk without frictionless trade,
and insisted the customs partnership
was still under discussion. His intervention was taken as a bid licensed by
No 10 to revive a project that Brexiters outside cabinet believed they had
forced off the agenda. Rees-Mogg
immediately claimed ?project fear?
was being revived.
Yesterday, another leading Brexiter, Michael Gove, was praising a
long thread on Twitter from Open
Europe?s director, Henry Newman,
arguing that the customs union issue
had been comprehensively debated
and rejected in the referendum.
Former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said some Brexiters were behaving
like toddlers. Writing on Conservative
Home, she said it was wrong to believe
a customs union was being proposed
only so as to avoid Brexit.
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Call to give all UK
citizens �k aged
25 to fix inequality
the authors write. ?Many will not
inherit, and those that do are likely
to receive this support shortly before
retirement rather than in the expensive family-raising years.?
That not only creates a widening
gap between the asset wealth of the
generations but will also sow division
among millennials. ?Inequalities of
income within generations are higher
for younger people today than for their
predecessors,? the report says.
?There is a risk that the growing
importance of inheritances means
intergenerational gaps combine with
intragenerational inequalities to hold
back social mobility.?
Painting a largely grim picture for
millennials, the commission found
that the disposable income of 30-year
olds today was no higher than that of
the generation before them, despite
the economy growing 14% in the last
Citizen?s inheritance plan
Tax Abolish inheritance tax and
replace it with a lifetime receipts
tax, levied with fewer exemptions.
Social care Allocate an extra �n
from a replacement for council
tax. Higher private contributions
towards care costs limited by a strict
asset floor and cost cap.
NHS Create a �3bn ?NHS levy? via
national insurance on the earnings
of those above state pension age.
Jobs and skills Cancel planned 1p
cut in corporation tax and use it to
generate a �n ?better jobs deal?
to爃elp younger workers most
affected by the financial crisis.
Housing Replace council tax with
a progressive property tax, higher
on second homes and empty
properties. Provide incentives for
owners of燼dditional properties
to爏ell to first-time buyers.
Pensions Pension contributions
should be paid by contractors using
self-employed workers. Create
greater savings incentives for
low-燼nd middle-earners by flattening rates of pensions tax relief.
15 years. Millennials are half as likely as
baby boomers to own their own home
by the age of 30 and four times more
likely to rent in the private sector.
The number of families bringing up
children in rented homes has trebled
to 1.8 million since 2003. Millennials
in their 20s are more likely to be in
insecure work than their Generation
X predecessors (born between 1966
and 1980). Introducing indeterminate
tenancies and limiting rent increases
to inflation for three-year periods are
among the proposals to help.
However, millennials benefit from
higher overall employment rates,
higher employment rates for women
and a falling gender pay gap.
?Britain?s contract between generations lies at the heart of society,? said
Willetts. ?As families we provide for
our children and parents at different
times. Many people no longer believe
that Britain is delivering on its obligations to young and old.?
The report tackles the rising cost of
health and social care. It proposes an
extra �3bn a year for the NHS to help
address an estimated unmet care need
felt by 1.2 million people aged over 65.
This would be funded partly by a new
property tax to replace council tax.
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Leeds. Millennials are half as likely as
baby boomers to own their own home
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Analysis
Anne Perkins
Radical ideas show how the
state can level the field, but will
politicians heed outside advice?
T
View from the millennials
Nikeh Gray, 29, London
?With no restrictions it would
be gone in a month, but with the
restrictions, how would it help
me? Ten thousand pounds is not
even enough for a deposit [on
buying a house] and I don?t want
to deal with my pension until I am
in my late 30s. But if there were
no restrictions I would be straight
down to Selfridges.?
Matilda Morgan, 23, Petersfield
?Having that amount of money at 25
would change your ability to afford
a house. Maybe you could put it into
a bond. What the older generation
don?t understand is that while the
minimum wage helped people
afford things for a while, that?s not
the case now. I gave up on buying
a house a few years ago because I
realised I would never afford it.?
Rory Childs, 21, London
?I would put it towards furthering
my music education, but it won?t
make much of a difference; it would
cover me for about two terms. There
are lots of other problems with this
millennial cohort. A lot of them feel
the world owes them something.
My爁ear is some people might
get the �,000, decide to be an
entrepreneur and waste it.?
he Resolution
Foundation is not short
of ambition. It believes
today?s report, A New
Generational Contract,
can reframe the
political debate ? shifting away from
free-market, small-state concerns
towards the new anxieties of voters.
The report underlines how
funding for the NHS has become a
priority for every generation while
even the older, affluent middle
classes worry their children will
never be able to buy a home.
David Willetts, the former Tory
cabinet minister, who chaired the
Intergenerational Commission, and
Torsten Bell, who was an adviser
to Ed Miliband and directed the
research for the report, both believe
successive governments failed
to see how the balance had tilted
against millennials.
Bell says the evidence was there
before the crash of 2008. Young
people were being priced out of
the housing market from the early
2000s. ?We need to act now.?
He says politics failed to keep
up with the questions voters
were asking while hard choices
on spending to keep up with the
pressures of an ageing population
were repeatedly deferred.
?Too many young people are left
feeling that our nation?s priorities
lie elsewhere and not with them,?
Bell says. ?Older generations have
more wealth but, despite decades
of promises, no social care system
adequate to provide the support
they deserve, need and expect.?
Today?s report, the result of
two years? work, outlines a series
of radical proposals to rebalance
the economy between the baby
boomers and the millennials.
From the eye-catching �,000
Citizen?s Inheritance funded by
replacing inheritance tax with a new
tax with fewer exemptions, to new
funding for the NHS and social care,
partly raised from ending exemption
for pensioners on national insurance
contributions, its programme would
do more to redistribute wealth
between generations than anything
since the 1970s.
But in its attempt to reset the
debate, the report goes beyond
redistribution. It avoids economic
management issues to talk about
how an active state can intervene
to level the playing field. It moves
away from the low-wage, gig
economy by introducing new
obligations on contractors.
Other bold proposals include
wealthier pensioners contributing
more to their care needs, but with
a clear ceiling set at no more than
a quarter of assets. Even more
controversially they include a new
property tax to replace the council
tax, abandoning the planned 1p cut
in corporation tax to fund better
technical education, improving
protections for tenants and helping
low and middle earners save more
for their pensions.
Willetts says the Tories ? whose
vote share among the under-50s has
fallen dramatically ? should see it as
a political opportunity.
?The oldest of the millennials
will soon be 40, and they don?t
have the kind of stake in society
that a 40-year-old would have had
in the past. They don?t own their
own home, they don?t have an
occupational pension. We?ve got to
make a bold offer to get them part of
the property-owning democracy.?
Bell hopes Labour will see it as
way of updating its 2017 manifesto
to give the party wider appeal.
The Commission members came
from across the political spectrum,
and to underline the urgency of the
questions it seeks to answer, today?s
launch will be fronted not by the
politicians or the academics who
contributed to it, but by the CBI?s
director general, Carolyn Fairbairn,
and the TUC?s general secretary,
Frances O?Grady.
The response from both parties
has been positive. The Cabinet
Office said intergenerational fairness
was ?one of the key challenges of
our time?. Labour welcomed it as
?useful contribution?.
But the history of thinktank
reports making politically awkward
proposals without political buy-in
at爐he start is not promising.
Since the mid-20th century,
outside experts have been used
increasingly to shape public policy.
But the most爏uccessful ? such
as the燭hatcherite thinktank the
Centre爁or Policy Studies, which
Willetts once ran ? fed ideas directly
into the party machine. In the 90s,
Labour used the Institute for Public
Policy Research.
But partly because Whitehall is
overwhelmed by Brexit and partly
because faith in the establishment
has been severely eroded, there is
a new enthusiasm for outside, and
often cross-party, thinking.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
has teemed up with the centreright Bright Blue thinktank to
publish a series of essays today by
leading politicians on the ?burning
injustices? Theresa May spoke of
when she became prime minister.
But there is some evidence that
the growth area in independent
contributions to policymaking is
now coming as much from factchecking bodies such as Full Fact
as爄t is from thinktanks.
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Kevin Rawlinson
A man in his 50s has died after collapsing during the Belfast marathon
yesterday.
The runner encountered difficulties
at around the sixth mile of the race and
died after being taken to the Royal Victoria hospital, in west Belfast.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance
Service (NIAS) said its was called at
9.55am with a report that the man
had collapsed on the Sydenham
bypass in the east of the city. ?NIAS
were on scene within four minutes
having dispatched a rapid response
paramedic and an accident and emergency crew. The patient was assessed
and, following initial treatment at the
scene, he was brought by ambulance
to [hospital].?
The former Belfast Lord Mayor,
Brian Kingston, a former Belfast Lord
Mayor,said the man?s death was terrible news.
He told the BBC: ?It?s a day all about
fitness, achievement, about people
wanting to push themselves that
bit extra, to achieve a great physical
feat. That a man has died is the worst
possible news.?
Kingston said a death during a race
was a rare event and this was the first
at the city?s marathon in nearly three
decades. ?This very much overshadows everything that has happened
on the day and everyone will want to
convey condolences to the family.?
Two members of the marathon?s
senior management team visited the
man?s family in hospital, a spokeswoman said. The BBC reported that
the event was understood to be the
man?s first marathon, although he was
an experienced runner.
A postmortem is expected to be carried out to establish the cause of death.
The marathon is one of the city?s
showpiece events and attracts thousands of spectators and competitors
who also take part in fun runs and
relays. About 17,000 people entered
the race this year, which was won by
Eric Koech, from Kenya.
Last month the former MasterChef
contestant Matt Campbell, 29, died
after collapsing during the London
Marathon.
Police gang
strategy
includes
those with
?zero risk?
employment, housing, driving licences
and education. They also say the role
posed by gangs in violence is inflated
and a US-style model is being imported
with no evidence that it is needed.
The list seen by the Guardian,
assessed 85 people in Haringey suspected of gang activity, so-called gang
nominals, and was carried out in 2016.
Those on the list were given a score
based on the danger they were perceived to pose and their chances of
being a victim. Seven people on the
matrix were assessed as posing a high
risk of causing harm. Twenty-eight
were assessed as medium risk and 50
as posing little or no risk.
Fifteen of the individuals in the
database were considered more
likely to be a victim of crime than
cause harm, and one person had not
committed an offence in five years.
The Met said: ?The gang violence
matrix is an intelligence tool used
to identify and risk-assess gang
members in every London borough.
It is informed by intelligence, but it is
primarily based on violent offences.
The overarching aim of the matrix is
to reduce gang-related violence and
prevent young lives being lost.?
Stafford Scott, a veteran community
activist from Tottenham, said: ?For the
local authorities, simply being on the
gang matrix is taken as evidence of a
person being a gangster.
?Once labelled as such, all services
to this individual and his family are
slowly withdrawn. This is what is helping to create an environment where
black youths are so disenfranchised
and angry that they are resorting to
ever-increasing levels of violence.?
Similar gang violence scoring
systems are believed to be in use in
Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. In London, about 3,800 people
are on the gang violence matrix.
The Guardian revealed in 2016 that
the vast majority of people in London
suspected of gang involvement were
black. Figures for 2016 show that of the
3,626 people listed on the gang matrix,
78% were black and 9% from other
ethnic minority backgrounds. Ethnic
minorities make up 40% of London?s
population.
Police say hundreds of people have
been taken off the matrix by showing
they have turned away from gang
activity.
The Information Commissioner?s
Office?s deputy commissioner for operations, James Dipple-Johnstone, said:
?We are in contact with the Metropolitan police as part of an investigation
into their use of a ?gang database?. As
part of this, we?re considering how the
database is used and if any aspects
of it constitute a breach of the Data
Protection Act.?
Vikram Dodd
Police and crime correspondent
The Metropolitan police strategy to
tackle gangs appears to have caught
up a significant number of people who
do not pose a danger of committing
violence, according to secret police
assessments.
Under the so-called gang violence
matrix, suspected gang members are
given a score assessing how dangerous they are and can be targeted for
?Al Capone-style? disruption tactics.
According to an assessment seen
by the Guardian, more than 40% of
young people on a list from Haringey
in north London are scored as posing
?zero? risk of causing harm. Some are
assessed as being much more likely to
be victims than offenders. The data
also shows the majority of those on the
matrix are young black men.
It is the first gang violence matrix
to be seen outside the police and their
partners, allowing the first informed
public debate about the tactic.
The Guardian has also learned
that the information commissioner
has launched an investigation into
the matrix to see if it breaches laws
covering the use of data.
The Met says the scores are based on
intelligence it considers reliable from
two sources. With political backing,
it says the matrix helps to thwart violence, save lives and prevent people
being drawn into gang violence.
Critics say those on the matrix
can be subject to punitive measures
across the public sector, covering
40%
The proportion of people on the gang
violence matrix in Haringey who are
seen as posing no risk of causing harm
87%
The proportion of those on London?s
gang violence matrix who come
from爀thnic minority backgrounds
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Cannes ?lm festival
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Travel bans keep
dissident Palme
d?Or contenders
in燫ussia and Iran
Gwilym Mumford
Two dissident directors competing for the Palme d?Or at this year?s
Cannes film festival will be unable to
attend the event owing to restrictions
imposed by Russia and Iran.
The Russian theatre and film
director Kirill Serebrennikov and the
Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi are
unable to leave their respective countries as a result of criminal charges that
critics allege are politically influenced.
Cannes has pushed for both directors to be allowed to travel to the
festival and even asked for help from
the French government in getting
Panahi to attend, but to no avail.
Serebrennikov, whose film Leto (or
Summer) appears in competition at the
festival, has been under house arrest
in Russia since August on corruption
charges. A former artistic director of
the avant garde Moscow theatre the
Gogol Center, he is accused of defrauding the state of 68m roubles (�0,000)
under the guise of funding for a nonprofit stage project, Platforma.
The director has received support
from leading Russian actors and directors, who say the charges are aimed at
discouraging dissent.
Serebrennikov has been critical
of the Kremlin in the past, denouncing Russia?s annexation of Crimea
and voicing support for the country?s
threatened LGBT citizens.
Speaking at a court hearing last
month, the director denied the charges
and pointed to ticket sales and critical
praise at home and abroad as evidence
of Platforma?s success. Despite this, his
house arrest was extended to 19 July.
Leto, filmed before Serebrennikov?s
arrest, tells the story of the underground rock scene that blossomed in
the Soviet Union in the early 80s. It is
the director?s second film to screen at
the festival, after 2016?s The Student.
Panahi, a prize winner at Cannes for
his 1995 debut, The White Balloon, has
?My biggest wish as
a ?lm-maker is for
my ?lms to be shown
outside Iran, even in
one cinema, in the
farthest of places?
Jafar Panahi
Iranian director
been barred from leaving Iran since
2010 after being found guilty of ?colluding with the intention to commit
crimes against the country?s national
security and propaganda against the
Islamic Republic?.
Sentenced to six years in prison,
the director was initially placed under
house arrest. The terms of his sentence
have since been loosened to allow him
to move freely in Iran, but he remains
subject to a 20-year ban on travelling
abroad, speaking to the media and
writing or directing films.
The ban has done little to halt his
output, however. Three Faces, which
premieres in competition at Cannes
this week, is the director?s fourth film
in seven years. He uses ingenious
methods to make and distribute his
work. This Is Not a Film, a 2011 documentary about his house arrest, and
the 2013 drama Closed Curtain were
shot secretly in his home, with the
former smuggled to Cannes on a USB
flash drive hidden inside a cake. For his
2015 docu-fiction film Taxi Tehran the
director carried out a covert shoot in
a taxi, rigging it with hidden cameras
and pretending to be its driver.
Three Faces tells the story of three
actors at different stages of their
careers in post-revolution Iran, and
continues a preoccupation in Panahi?s
work with the restrictions placed on
women in Iran. One of his previous
films, the 2006 comedy Offside, features a group of girls attempting to
attend a football World Cup qualifying
game. Women in Iran are still largely
banned from entering stadiums alongside male fans to watch matches.
Writing on Instagram last month,
Panahi said he hoped that, despite
the ban, his films would be screened
abroad. ?My biggest wish as a filmmaker is for my films to be shown
outside Iran, even in one cinema, in
the farthest of places.?
He added that the fact that this
year?s official selection contains two
films by Iranian directors ? the other
being Asghar Farhadi?s Everybody
Knows ? was proof that Iranian cinema remained ?alive and dynamic?,
despite state restrictions.
One director who will be able to
attend the festival is Lars von Trier.
The Danish film-maker had been
declared persona non grata by Cannes
for comments made at the 2011 festival
where he declared himself a Nazi and
expressed sympathy for Adolf Hitler.
However, the festival board lifted Von
Trier?s ban last month, allowing his latest film, The House That Jack Built, to
be screened out of competition.
This year?s Cannes film festival
begins today and runs until 19 May.
Additional reporting
Saeed Kamali Dehghan
Pen閘ope Cruz
in Everybody
Knows, directed
by Asghar
Farhadi
? Clockwise
from below: Eva
Husson?s Girls
of the Sun; Alice
Rohrwacher?s
Happy As
Lazzaro;
Spike Lee?s
BlacKkKlansman
PHOTOGRAPHS:
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Top 10 must-see ?lms at this year?s festival
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) A
passionate, mysterious love story
about a musician and a young
singer in postwar Poland.
excellent Sergi L髉ez, this is a
time-travel story, according to
what little the director has told us.
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) A
subtle wilderness story of a man
(Ben Foster) who takes his child to
live with him secretly in a park.
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)
Golshifteh Farahani plays a Kurdish
fighter leading an all-female
battalion; Emmanuelle Bercot is a
French journalist who meets her.
Everybody Knows (Asghar
Farhadi) Pen閘ope Cruz plays
a woman who returns to her
hometown and is confronted
by secrets from her past.
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) The
remarkable true-life story of the 70s
black police officer Ron Stallworth,
who masterminded the infiltration
of the Ku Klux Klan in the US.
Happy As Lazzaro (Alice
Rohrwacher) Featuring the
Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
Adaptation of a story by Haruki
Murakami about a writer who meets
someone claiming to be an arsonist.
The House That Jack Built (Lars von
Trier) Von Trier, who has succeeded
in reversing his ban, tracks the grisly
career of a serial killer, Jack (Matt
Dillon). Yikes.
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) A boy
rebels against the life imposed on
him in Lebanon.
Angel Face (Vanessa Filho) It would
not be Cannes without Marion
Cotillard. She plays a woman who
abandons her child for a man she?s
only just met. Peter Bradshaw
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xSubjectxxxx
Immigration policy
Child tra?cking
victim sues after
sexual assault at
removal centre
Annie Kelly
A victim of child slavery has launched
legal proceedings against the government after being sexually assaulted at
Morton Hall immigration removal centre, the Guardian can reveal.
The Home Office has admitted that
the Vietnamese teenager ? known as
H ? was being detained illegally when
he was attacked by another inmate,
who tried to rape him in his cell in 2016.
H, aged 19, had already been recognised as a potential victim of child
trafficking at the time of the assault
and the Home Office accepts that he
should not have been subject to immigration detention.
After the assault, H continued to be
held at Morton Hall, in Lincolnshire,
for a further six months.
Following intervention by the law
firm Duncan Lewis, the Home Office
confirmed that H was a victim of modern slavery yet refused to release him.
It has continued to try to deport him
to Vietnam.
Clinical psychologists assessed H
during his detention and said he had
been left severely traumatised and
fearing for his life after the assault,
which had triggered memories of earlier rapes and abuse he had suffered at
the hands of his traffickers.
Morton Hall accepts that the assault
took place, but it did not launch an
investigation into the attempted rape
or provide any support to H after the
attack. The centre began an internal
enquiry into the attack only after being
contacted by lawyers from Duncan
Lewis, who threatened legal action.
H was trafficked from Vietnam
to the UK at the age of 16 and forced
to tend cannabis plants in a house
in Derbyshire. When the house was
raided by police, H was found locked
inside. He was charged with cannabis
cultivation, prosecuted and sent to a
? The Home Office admitted illegally
detaining the victim at Morton Hall
young offenders? institution. He was
transferred directly from incarceration to Morton Hall.
In a statement, H said: ?My time
in immigration detention was awful.
After this incident I was really paranoid that other detainees would hurt
me all of the time. I felt scared all the
time and I found it very difficult to
sleep or eat. Morton Hall staff do not
protect the detainees. Although terrible things have happened to me in the
past, the effect of immigration detention made this even worse.?
Ahmed Aydeed, director at Duncan Lewis, said the assault formed
part of a catastrophic failure on the
behalf of the UK authorities in their
duty of care to H. ?This is a vulnerable victim of slavery who was a child at
the time of his exploitation ? who was
locked inside a cannabis house and
then criminalised, incarcerated in a
young offenders? institution and then
illegally detained in an immigration
detention where he suffered a highly
traumatising assault, which was then
never investigated. Is this really how
we treat those who have experienced
slavery in the UK??
H has launched a civil action against
Morton Hall based on negligence and
breach of its statutory duties under
the Human Rights Act for failing to
launch an internal investigation or
refer the incident to the police. Duncan
Lewis has also begun a judicial review
against the Home Office on behalf of H.
When he was 16, H said, he was
lured from his rural village to Ho Chi
Minh City by people he met on Facebook. A group of men said they could
take him to Europe, and when he
declined, he was locked in a room,
tortured, raped and forced into debt
bondage. He says he was also beaten
with electrified sticks and burned with
heated rods. The men told him they
would kill his family if he refused to go.
Following his arrest in the UK, H
was recognised as a potential victim
of child trafficking by the Home Office.
However, neither the police nor Crown
Prosecution Service were informed of
his status and he was later sentenced
to eight months at the young offenders? institution. The Home Office
initiated deportation proceedings.
H is now in a safe house, released on
bail. His application for discretionary
leave to remain has been turned down.
The judicial review against the
Home Office is due to be heard in
the high court in May. The civil case
against Morton Hall continues.
Vietnamese children formed one of
the largest groups of slavery victims
found by the National Crime Agency
in 2017 ? a year when 41% of 5,145 possible child-victim cases identified by
the NCA involved possible exploitation of a child under 18.
?I fear for my family?s health?
Decision leaves MoD engineer
struggling to pay for treatment
Amelia Hill
A
minor tax amendment
made by a former
trainer of Ministry of
Defence engineers
has forced him to
withdraw his son and
wife from life-saving NHS treatment
because he cannot pay for it.
Owais Raja, from Pakistan, taught
engineers in Plymouth for eight
years and his profession is on the
government?s ?shortage occupation?
list. But because of a mistake in his
tax return, which he says was the
fault of his accountant ? who was
later sent to prison for a � tax
fraud ? the Home Office removed
his right to work, to rent a home or
for him or his family to receive NHS
treatment under section 322(5) of the
Immigration Act.
The Guardian has reported
that at least 1,000 highly skilled
migrants seeking indefinite leave
to remain (ILR) in the UK are
facing deportation because of the
application of the legislation.
Raja paid the �200 he owed
HMRC within 24 hours of being
alerted to the mistake. HMRC
accepted the amendment without
charging him a fine or interest. But
the Home Office said it was proof
that his character was ?a threat to
national security?.
Raja?s oldest son, six-year-old
322(5)
Section of the
Immigration Act
being used to
refuse indefinite
leave to remain
applications
1,000
The number of
highly skilled
migrants seeking
indefinite leave
to remain who
face deportation
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the shortage list in
lots of countries
but I can?t travel
with a 322(5) on
my passport?
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?It was a clear error?
Ruling costs researcher
job, home and savings
Amelia Hill
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Owais Raja,
who trained MoD
engineers before
his right to work
in the UK was
removed, with
his sons, Aayan
and Aazan
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Ayaan, was diagnosed at six months
with a hole in his heart. He is under
the care of two specialist teams, at
hospitals in Plymouth and Bristol,
who see him every three months for
observations and analysis.
Hina, Raja?s wife, has a pulmonary
embolism which is at constant risk
of travelling to her heart or brain,
causing a heart attack or stroke.
Since 2012 she has been taking daily
blood-thinning tablets, which the
family can no longer afford.
?I received a bill for �0 last
week for my wife?s hospital visits
between March and April, which I
just can?t pay,? said Raja. ?All our
furniture, including my youngest
son?s cot bed, and my wife?s
jewellery is on sale on Gumtree. This
month is the crunch point. I should
have paid our rent on the fourth but
I?ve now literally no money left.?
Raja trained British engineers
from the MoD at City College
Plymouth before his right to work
was removed in 2016. He wrote the
training programme himself and was
promoted every year he was there.
He was earning �,000 when he
applied for ILR in 2016.
After paying �400 for a visa
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premium service at the Home Office
in March 2016, Raja was told an error
in his 2012-2013 tax return meant he
owed the HMRC �200. ?I tried to
get in touch with the accountant I
used that year, but emails bounced
back and his telephone wasn?t
working,? said Raja. ?Then I Googled
him and found he?d been jailed for
three years for a � income tax and
VAT fraud.?
Raja paid the �200 but the
Home Office refused his ILR
application in April 2016 on the
basis of the amendment. When his
administrative review was rejected
on 28 May 2016, Raja and his family
lost the right to work, to rent a home
or to use NHS services.
His treatment ? and that of
others facing deportation in similar
circumstances ? has echoes of the
Windrush scandal. Potentially,
thousands of members of the
Windrush generation, who have
the right to be in the UK, have been
wrongly targeted by measures
aimed at cracking down on illegal
immigration under Theresa May?s
hostile environment policy.
Raja has now filed another ILR
application but does not know how
much longer he can wait for the
Home Office?s decision. ?I am truly
scared for the health of my oldest
son and wife,? he said. ?I have spent
�,000 on Home Office fees and
legal advice over the past two years
and have nothing left.
? I can?t go home because I have
no links there any more, no savings,
the healthcare for my wife and son
isn?t suitable, and my children only
speak English. My occupation is on
the shortage list in lots of countries
but I can?t travel with a 322(5) on my
passport.?
The Home Office said it did not
routinely comment on individual
cases but did say: ?It is vital that
the correct decisions are made,
particularly with complex tier 1
applications that require detailed
consideration and verification of
evidence with HMRC. These robust
checks are essential to avoid the
potential abuse of our immigration
or tax system. Where we identify
discrepancies between the income
declared to the Home Office and
to HMRC, we give applicants an
opportunity to explain them before
making a decision. Where abuse is
identified, we will act accordingly.?
isha Mohite wanted
to spend her life in
the UK, developing
anti-cancer and antipsychotic drugs. But
because of a mistake
by her accountant, she has lost her
job, her home and her savings.
Mohite came to the UK in 2008
from a poor family in Mumbai,
India. She completed her masters
in pharmaceutical analysis from
the University of Strathclyde with
distinction and has never been out of
work since, while also setting up her
own pharmaceutical consultancy.
In 2016, Mohite applied for
indefinite leave to remain (ILR),
paying �500 for the premium, oneday service.
At her interview, the Home Office
pointed to a tax amendment she had
made in 2013, after she discovered
that her accountant had failed
to declare both her pre-declared
employment income ? on which
the taxes had already been paid
? and her �,300 income for selfemployment for 2010 to 2011 on her
self-assessment tax returns.
?It was a very clear error ? why
would I choose not to declare an
income on which I had already paid
the tax? ? and was picked up straight
away by a new accountant I hired in
2013,? said Mohite. ?I paid the sum
right away.?
Despite HMRC having accepted
her �089.80 amendment without
fines or sanctions, the Home Office
used the same amendment to not
only reject Mohite but serve her with
a section 322(5). In the Home Office?s
letter explaining the failure of her
administrative review, it wrote: ?We
do not find it credible that a fully
qualified accountant would fail
to declare the correct earnings to
HMRC.? It then goes on to say that
Mohite?s application has not been
refused because they suspect her of
being dishonest. It says, instead, that
she has been served with a 322(5)
for ?undesirable conduct?. Despite
the Home Office?s own internal
guidance to caseworkers stating that
paragraph 322(5) is discretionary
and should be triggered only in
cases involving ?criminality, a threat
to national security, war crimes
or travel bans?, the letter states:
?Paragraph 322(5) is a suitable rule
which may be used in a wide range of
cases. Your caseworker has correctly
identified undesirable conduct.?
Neither Mohite nor her lawyer
know what ?undesirable conduct?
she is accused of. To try to find out,
Mohite ordered her case working
notes from the Home Office in which
her earnings were assessed. In the
file, the caseworker confirms the
evidence about her income that
Mohite has submitted is ?genuine?
and she meets the points required
for ILR. The caseworker?s ?overall
decision?, however, is ?refuse?.
?Why has the Home Office
decided to go against their own caseworking notes? And given that they
did, why wasn?t I given a chance
to challenge that decision?? asked
Mohite.
She has been unable to work
since燗ugust 2016. ?I had a lot of
savings but now I have nothing,?
she said. The only reason she can
continue her legal battle is because
she has friends with whom she can
live for free. Mohite submitted a new
ILR application last month. ?I?m
exhausted. Sometimes I?m suicidal,?
she said. ?I can?t go home with a
322(5) on my passport. I?ve got no
choice but to fight. But I don?t know
how long I can fight for, or what I will
do if I lose that fight.?
?Why would I choose
not to declare an
income on which I
had already paid the
tax? It was picked
up straight away?
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Slavery and abuse
found in much of
UK爈abour market
Felicity Lawrence
Exploitation and abuse of workers is
widespread across the UK, according
to a report that found 17 sectors were
high risk for mistreatment ranging
from wage theft to slavery.
Construction, recycling, nail bars
and car washes were among the top
areas in which the Gangmasters and
Labour Abuse Authority said there
was slavery. Agriculture, food packing , fishing, shellfish gathering,
warehouse and distribution, garment
manufacturing, taxi driving, retail,
domestic work and social care were
also highlighted in the report.
The authority has new powers to
investigate labour abuse in all sectors
under the 2016 Immigration Act, and
the report marks its first full year
of work assessing the nature of the
problem in the UK.
Reported cases of slavery increased
35% year on year, with the UK being
one of the biggest destinations in
Europe for trafficking of workers for
labour exploitation.
Most intelligence about victims
of labour exploitation in the last 12
months related to Romanian men in
their 20s and 30s, while Romanian
and British nationals were the most
prevalent offender nationalities for
modern slavery. Albanian organised
crime is a significant factor in abuse
in car washes.
In nail bars, the victims of trafficking
for labour exploitation were mostly
Vietnamese, with evidence that tax
fraud and money laundering were also
taking place.
In the agriculture sector, the GLAA
found evidence of 15-hour days, sometimes seven days a week, with double
shifts without proper breaks, illegally
low pay, serious safety incidents going
unreported and very poor living
conditions.
Wages in food service, hotels and
catering could be as low as � per
shift, with some employees working
up to 15 hours a day, and sleeping on
floors.
In car washes, the GLAA found
trafficking, 12-hour shifts seven days
a week, wages below the legal minimum, dangerous accommodation
on site and exploitation of undocumented workers. Romanians made up
the largest number of victims.
One third of UK garment manufacturing is based in Leicester. Up to 75%
of workers in the city?s textile factories
were said to be paid less than the legal
minimum wage. The report said in
some place more than half the workforce was made up of undocumented
workers mainly doing night shifts.
Convoluted supply chains and subcontracting made the UK construction
sector, employing about 3 million
workers, high risk. Its widespread
use of self-employment was directly
linked to exploitation, according to
the report.
The chair of the parliamentary select
committee for work and pensions,
Frank Field, said both government
and consumers needed to wake up to
the scale of abuse.
He said: ?This report sheds muchneeded light on some of the most the
rotten, grotesque and evil practices
that afflict the bottom of our labour
market.
?Slave labour is being used to prop
up companies in large swathes of the
economy. What is puzzling is how the
government machinery and consumer
backlash have yet fully to come to
terms with this phenomenon.?
Case study
The construction worker
Dumitru Popescu, a 41-year old
Romanian, is one of the thousands
of migrant workers who make up
half the labour force in London?s
construction industry.
He had just finished a trial shift,
working from 7.30am until 5.30pm
without a break, demolishing
a block of flats with hand tools
because machine digging was
prohibited. Compared with his
previous job, this was good work
and he wanted to keep it, so he was
trying to calculate what he needed
to pay the two Romanians who
controlled employment on this site.
He said that giving a cut of your
wages each week to supervisors
as protection money was how the
system worked. Newcomers were
given the most backbreaking jobs.
By paying his overseers the right
amount he would gradually move
up the pecking order and stay safe
on the same site. He guessed he
should pay � a week. Pay too little
and you would be bottom of the pile.
Popescu (not his real name)
has a contract with a high-profile
recruitment agency which supplies
workers for sites around London. On
paper, it looks fine ? and far better
than waiting by the road where
contractors pick up day labour. He
is paid �15 per hour, more than the
minimum wage, with deductions for
tax and national insurance.
His first job in the UK had been
in leading hotels where the hours
?Giving a cut of your
wage to supervisors is
how the system works?
varied from 12 one day to four hours
the next with no notice. He moved
to construction, where the first
company he worked for cheated
him out of pay, so he cut his losses
and moved on. With the agency he
thinks he will be able to work seven
days a week, averaging 10 hours a
day, and make ends meet.
His wife is a social worker back
home but does hotel work now,
in between looking after their
daughter. They all live in a single
room in a four-bedroom house he
rents with three other families.
His experience is typical, said
Focus on Labour Exploitation (Flex).
This year, its survey of London
building sites found 36% of migrant
workers reported not being paid
for work, a third reported verbal or
physical abuse, half had no contract,
and more than half had worked in
dangerous conditions.
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? Benedict Cumberbatch plays
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Melrose, a new TV series
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Published salaries used to
attack the BBC, says Mayo
Press Association
The BBC Radio 2 DJ Simon Mayo has
voiced discomfort with the corporation?s policy of publishing what its
presenters earn.
Speaking alongside his new co-host,
Jo Whiley, for the revamped drivetime
programme, Mayo also said it would
have been ?unusual and not wise? if
he had been partnered with another
male presenter as part of the station?s
schedule restructure.
The BBC revealed last June that
Mayo, 59, earned between �0,000
and �0,000. The presenter?s previous drivetime programme, which
finished last week after first being
broadcast in 2010, attracted about six
million listeners.
The same set of figures about presenters? salaries revealed Whiley
was earning between �0,000 to
�0,000. She had been presenting a
weeknight show on BBC Radio 2 that
specialised in new music.
In an interview published in this
week?s Radio Times, Mayo said he
was concerned that by publishing its
talent?s salaries, prompted by heightened media scrutiny, the BBC could
be endangering its future as a public
broadcaster.
Mayo said: ?My worry is that it will
become like a yearly turkey shoot and
I think it?s often used as a stick to hit
the BBC with.
?The critics are saying: ?Look at
this, this isn?t right,? but actually their
broader agenda is dismantling the
BBC, so that?s one of the reasons why
it?s so uncomfortable.?
The BBC has confirmed that Mayo
and Whiley will be paid the same
amount for the drivetime show.
Whiley, 52, is the first female presenter on the station?s weekday
daytime output since Debbie Blower?s
afternoon show finished in 1998.
In the interview, Whiley said: ?It?s
ludicrous to think two people would
be doing the same job and be paid different amounts of money because of
their sex; that?s just unfathomable.
?I don?t like talking about money at
the best of times, but if it?s necessary to
put things right, to correct the balance
so that women are treated fairly and
are paid fairly for the job that they are
doing, then let?s discuss it, bring it on.?
Cumberbatch:
refuse work if
women are not
paid equally
Damien Gayle
Benedict Cumberbatch has urged
the film industry to reject projects in
which female actors are paid less than
their male counterparts.
In an interview with the Radio
Times to mark the premiere of Patrick
Melrose, Cumberbatch said: ?Equal
pay and a place at the table are the
central tenets of feminism. Look at
your quotas. Ask what women are
being paid, and say: ?If she?s not paid
the same as the men, I?m not doing it.??
Patrick Melrose, a Sky Atlantic
series based on the novels of Edward
St Aubyn, is the first show from
Cumberbatch?s production company,
SunnyMarch.
Cumberbatch said SunnyMarch?s
next project would be about motherhood ?with a female lens?. ?If it?s
centred around my name, to get
investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects.?
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NHS England boosts mental
health care for new mothers
Kevin Rawlinson
Women will be given access to mental health services during pregnancy
and after childbirth across England
within the next year, as health officials focus on providing more help
to under-served areas of the country.
NHS England said that, as recently as
2014, estimates suggested that only
3% of the country had good access
to perinatal mental health care. The
expectation was to have that figure
extended to 100% by April 2019.
Claire Murdoch, national mental health director for NHS England,
Call for Nordic and
Mediterranean diets
Ian Sample
Science editor
Britain could lower its rates of cancer,
diabetes and cardiovascular disease by
embracing Mediterranean or Nordicstyle diets, a large study on the benefits
of healthy eating suggests.
The review, by the World Health
Organisation, found compelling evidence that both diets reduced the
risk of those common diseases, but
noted that only 15 in 53 countries in
the organisation?s European region
had measures to promote the diets.
The authors of the report compiled
evidence on the diets? health impacts
from academic journals, conference
papers and books, then reviewed government and health ministry websites
for national policies and guidelines on
healthy eating.
Eight countries, including Ireland,
Spain and Greece, promoted the
benefits of the Mediterranean-style
diet, while seven, including Norway,
Sweden, Finland and Iceland, recommended that people adopted a
Nordic-style diet to remain healthy.
?Both of these diets are really good
in terms of impact on health. That is
not in doubt. We wanted to know
whether countries were using [the
diets] to inform healthy eating policies,? said Jo鉶 Breda, at the WHO?s
European office for prevention and
control of noncommunicable diseases.
In England, the government recommends people eat five portions of fruit
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and vegetables a day on the back of
evidence that such a diet can reduce
the risk of heart disease and stroke. But
ministers have been accused of doing
too little to discourage unhealthy eating, which has led to a rise in childhood
obesity rates to 10%.
The traditional Mediterranean diet
is rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, cereals and olive oil; it includes a moderate
amount of fish and poultry but has
very little red meat, processed meat,
sweets or dairy products. The Nordic
diet is similar, with a focus on vegetables, berries, pulses, whole-grain
cereals and fatty fish like herring,
mackerel and salmon. Instead of olive
oil the Nordic diet favours rapeseed oil.
The report says that both diets help
reduce cases of chronic illnesses, such
as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and
some cancers ? many of which are
driven by obesity.
According to Cancer Research UK,
more than one in 20 cancers is linked
to being overweight or obese.
The number of adults and older
teens with diabetes has doubled in
the past 20 years, also on the back of
rising obesity rates, with 3.7 million
people aged 17 or older now living with
the disease.
?We have an emergency here,?
Breda said. ?We are not recommending
any particular diet, but when countries
think about the improvements they
want to make, they might be inspired
by these diets. If you adopt them you
save the health system money. There
are lots of advantages.?
? Mackerel often features in the Nordic diet, which provides balanced
nutrition with berries, pulses and whole grains as regular ingredients
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said: ?Mental ill health doesn?t discriminate. It can happen to anyone at
any time and it disrupts life not just
for mums but the whole family, which
is why we are absolutely committed
to driving forward improvements in
care and ensuring this important area
of mental health continues to get the
attention it deserves.?
Health service employers are putting into effect a second wave of
community perinatal services, costing �m, as part of a wider package
of measures aimed at providing care
to 30,000 more women by 2021. The
government estimates that perinatal
mental health problems, defined as
those health issues occurring during
pregnancy and in the first year after
childbirth, affect between 10% and
20% of women.
To improve the geographical coverage in relation to the issues, NHS
England has committed �5m in
funding. It plans to provide specialist
care closer to patients? homes, using
community services and inpatient
mother and baby units.
Murdoch said: ?What we are now
starting to see is evidence-based
NHS services growing in parts of the
country where there used to be limited or no provision at all.?
NHS England plans to open four
new eight-bed mother and baby units
from 2018-19 in parts of the country
where access has been a problem.
Alain Gregoire, chair of the Maternal
Mental Health Alliance, said: ?These
new, top-quality, services have led
directly to life-saving improvements
in care for women and babies.? Wendy
Burn, president of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, also welcomed the move
over perinatal care.
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? Eleni Foureira sings Cyprus?s entry,
Fuego, at the dress rehearsal for this
year?s first semi-final in Lisbon
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182m
Eurovision
looks for
audience
beyond its
borders
Number people
who watched last
year?s Eurovision
song contest
semi-finals and
final, across
42爉arkets
43%
Eurovision?s
audience share
in the 15-24 age
bracket ? almost
four times higher
than the average
for the channels
that show it
Jennifer Rankin
Brussels
The kitsch costumes, power ballads
and risk of a humiliating nul points are
familiar to its fans: now, if the Eurovision song contest organisers get their
way, these traits could find a bigger
global audience.
The European Broadcasting Union
(EBU), the body behind the event, is
considering how it can sell the broadcast to the rest of the world.
The EBU?s director general, Noel
Curran, said his team were considering
how to bring the contest to audiences
beyond the continent.
?For us, it is how we expand the core
Eurovision brand beyond Europe and
building awareness,? said Curran, who
used to head Ireland?s public service
broadcaster RT�. ?The Eurovision
song contest is going from strength
to strength and we need to consider
what its life is beyond Europe.?
The EBU has long included public
broadcasters beyond Europe, such as
Israel and Tunisia, while Australia was
welcomed into the Eurovision family in 2015 ? although, Curran said, it
was not actively looking to invite other
countries to compete at present.
According to EBU data, 182 million
people in 42 markets watched the
Eurovision contest?s two semi-finals
and final in 2017. ?Its fanbase is huge,
its audience figures in a digital age are
absolutely extraordinary,? Curran said.
Drawing in large numbers of young
viewers makes Eurovision an outlier in
the age of YouTube. It gets a 43% share
of viewers in the 15-24 age bracket,
almost four times higher than the
average for the channels that show it.
Across all ages, Eurovision gets a
one-third audience share, rising to
more than 70% in Sweden, Norway
and Denmark. It had a 98% audience
share in Iceland last year, even though
the country?s entry, Paper燽y Svala
Bj鰎gvinsd髏tir, did not make the final.
The EBU has public service broadcaster members in 56 countries and
is not related to the European Union.
Brexit was not likely to have ?any kind
of negative impact? on the EBU?s ties
to the BBC, said Curran.
Intended to promote European
unity, Eurovision was first staged in
1956, one year before six countries
signed the political treaty that paved
the way for the EU.
The UK did not take part in the
first contest, in Lugano, Switzerland,
because it missed the entry deadline.
A year later, Hull-born Patricia Bredin
made the UK?s Eurovision debut with a
ballad called All and finished seventh
out of 10 countries.
This week, 43 countries will be competing, culminating in the final at the
Lisbon Arena on Saturday. Portugal
won the right to host the competition for the first time when Salvador
Sobral?s ballad, Amar Pelos Dois, beat
a dancing gorilla from Italy and a rapyodelling mix from Romania.
Curran said Portugal?s victory was
proof that the outcome was not determined by block voting ? a frequent
complaint of critics, especially in the
UK. He also rejected suggestions that
Eurovision had become too politicised, despite recent controversies
over song lyrics and performers. Russia?s Channel One did not screen the
show last year, after its competitor,
Julia Samoylova, was barred from host
country Ukraine in a dispute related to
the annexation of Crimea.
Such political conflicts, said Curran, were ?bound to happen when
you have that kind of conflict situation. That spills into all sorts of
international and cultural events and
the Eurovision爏ong contest just happens to be one of them.?
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Going underground
London?s new wave of basement building
Haringey
Seven London boroughs have granted planning
permission for 4,650 basements in the past
decade ? their combined depth equivalent to
almost 50 Shard skyscrapers
The map shows:
The combined depth of all new
basements in each postcode
Camden
5 metres or under
Kensington
and Chelsea
5-10m
Revealed: scale of
mega-basements
dug under London
David Batty
Caelainn Barr
Pamela Duncan
The subterranean secrets of London?s
super-rich are revealed in a study of
4,650 basements granted planning
permission in some of the capital?s
most affluent neighbourhoods, with
hundreds of swimming pools and
cinemas in luxurious developments.
Almost 1,000 gyms, 376 pools, 456
cinemas, 381 wine cellars and 115 staff
rooms, including bedrooms for nannies and au pairs, were found in the
plans for the basements approved by
seven London boroughs between 2008
and 2017.
The data, collected by Newcastle
University?s global urban research
unit, identified two basements with
more than one pool, including one
with an artificial beach.
The study mapped the proliferation of basements in Kensington
and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Camden,
Islington and Wandsworth.
The researchers calculated that the
combined depth of all these schemes
was 15,289 metres, almost 50 times
the height of the Shard.
The study only covered the basements granted planning consent under
existing properties. Other basements
have been constructed in new homes.
For example, a new mansion in Notting
Hill, on sale for �m, contains a double-level basement with a 21-metre
swimming pool.
The researchers did not establish
?I have sympathy for
families who need
space ? But building
a beach under
your mansion is
something else?
Emma Dent Coad MP
Labour, Kensington
how many of the basements they
found had been built, because planning law allows owners to start work
up to three years after permission is
granted, with no deadline to complete.
But several leading basement architects and developers told the Guardian
that the vast majority of approved projects are completed.
Other amenities uncovered in the
research included 547 media rooms,
340 games and recreation rooms, 242
saunas or steam rooms, and 63 underground garages and parking facilities,
including one car museum.
The study, undertaken for the
Guardian, classified the basements
into three size categories. Standard basements, of one storey (about
3 metres) under the footprint of the
house, made up four in five of the
schemes. Their amenities were generally utilitarian, often containing extra
living rooms and utility rooms.
The researchers identified 785
large basements, of at least two storeys under the house, or one storey but
extending well under the garden. Most
of these were large enough to contain
a swimming pool.
Another 112 basements were classified as mega, of at least three storeys
in depth under the house or two stories in depth and extended under the
garden. Some of the largest basements
found were ?iceberg homes?, up to 18
metres deep and bigger than the rest
of the property above ground.
The most extravagant basements
identified included a three-storey
basement in Holland Park, with amenities including a swimming pool, a
plunge pool, a beach, a sauna, a steam
room, a Jacuzzi, a media room, a gym
and staff quarters.
A single-storey basement in Primrose Hill included a Turkish bath,
Roman bath, cigar room, swimming
pool, plunge pool, sauna, massage
room, cinema, games room and bar,
wine store, pilates room, gym and
banqueting hall.
Roger Burrows, the professor of
cities at Newcastle, said: ?In many
areas of ?super prime? London,
planning restrictions often make
it impossible to extend properties
10-15m
Islington
15m and above
No megabasements
were granted in
Haringey or
Islington from
2008 to 2017
Westminster
Area of analysis
Hammersmith
and Fulham
Mega-basement building is
concentrated in Westminster and
Kensington and Chelsea. These
?icebergs? are up to 18 metres deep
and often bigger than the houses
they are built under
Wandsworth
Many small
basements have been
developed in Fulham
and Parsons Green
From 2008 to 2017 planning
permission was granted for:
3,755
783
112
Standard basements of one storey.
These made up the vast majority of
applications granted
Large basements of at least two
storeys or single storey extending well
beyond the house under the garden
?Icebergs? or mega-basements of at
least three storeys - or two storeys
extending under the garden
Source: Mapping subterranean London: the hidden geography of residential basement developments, 2008 to 2017
? A home cinema under a mews
house, above. Top, part of a new-build
complex featuring a swimming pool
that can be converted to a dancefloor
laterally or add floors on top. Consequently, residential basement
developments in the wealthiest parts
of London have increased markedly.?
Becky Fatemi, the managing director of Rokstone estate agents, said 34%
of the 140 properties the company sold
in the last five years had basements,
with the most expensive selling for
more than �m in Kensington. She
added that demand had grown for
basements with accommodation for
a nanny and other staff.
The study found that the size and
splendour of basements varied across
the seven boroughs. For example,
Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster, the wealthiest surveyed, had
the highest number of pools.
In contrast, the researchers found
only three mega basements in Hammersmith and Fulham, and none in
Haringey, Islington or Wandsworth.
The MP for Kensington, Emma
Dent Coad, said the council had once
approved a triple-level basement with
a diving board. She added: ?I have
sympathy for people who need more
space for an expanding family. But
building a beach under your mansion
when you?re hardly going to be there
is something else entirely.
?While we have people sleeping
on the streets, we really have to look
at what we?re doing in our borough ?
because that is bad planning.?
The streets with the most basements permitted included Tregunter
Road in Chelsea (22) and Hamilton
Terrace in St John?s Wood (16).
Sir Hugh Cortazzi, a former British
ambassador to Japan, and his wife
Elizabeth, who live on nearby Hamilton Close, said the number of
excavations on the mews in the past
decade had blighted their lives.
?It?s depressing,? he said. ?We?ve
had huge dumper trucks blocking the
mews. There?s still work going on. I
fear the demand will go on and on.?
Karen Buck, the MP for Westminster North, who has campaigned for
tighter restrictions on basement developments, said: ?The sheer opulence
of many of the larger basement excavations caused jaws to drop even in
fairly affluent neighbourhoods like St
John?s Wood and Bayswater, where
neighbours have sometimes found
themselves under siege from these
developments. And it wasn?t uncommon to be told that the building was
scarcely occupied at the end.?
The study found that council policies introduced to restrict the size of
basements had led to a downturn in
applications in recent years. Researchers added that the numbers being
granted approval in the past two years
were similar to 2008-12, although now
there were fewer mega basements.
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National
Final flare
New light
on when
the sun
goes down
An image of
the sun taken
by the Solar and
Heliospheric
Observatory
spacecraft
showing solar
flares. In its
death throes,
the sun will be
transformed into
a glowing ring
of燿ust and gas
PHOTOGRAPH:
NASA/SOHO
Ian Sample
Science editor
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njoy the sun while it
lasts: in five billion
years? time, our host
star will burn out, rip
itself apart, and turn
into a massive glowing
ring of interstellar gas and dust,
scientists say.
Astronomers have long known
that the sun will die when it runs
out of fuel, but the precise nature of
its death throes have been far from
clear. Now, an international team of
scientists has worked out the details.
Using a new computer model,
they found that rather than simply
fading away as previously thought,
the dying sun will transform into a
stunning planetary nebula visible for
millions of light years.
?These planetary nebulae are the
prettiest objects in the sky and even
though the sun will only become
a faint one, it will be visible from
neighbouring galaxies,? said Albert
Zijlstra, professor of astrophysics at
the University of Manchester. ?If you
lived in the Andromeda galaxy two
million light years away you?d still be
able to see it.?
The sun is in many ways an
average star. It is middling in size
and, at five billions years old,
halfway through its lifetime. The
end will come when the sun?s core
runs out of hydrogen, causing the
centre of the star to collapse. When
this happens, nuclear reactions will
start up outside the core, causing
the sun to swell into a red giant
that will eventually engulf Mercury
and燰enus.
But that is not the end of the
story. Writing in the journal Nature
Astronomy, Zijlstra and colleagues
in Poland and Argentina describe
what happens next. After forming
a red giant, the sun will lose about
half its mass as the outer layers are
?Planetary
nebulae are
the prettiest
objects in
the sky and
the sun will
become a
faint one?
Professor
Albert Zijlstra
5bn
Age of the sun in years ? halfway
through its life span, which is
limited by its supply of hydrogen
A woman was left with a hole in her
skull after she was attacked with part
of a drill during a suspected homophobic assault in Northern Ireland,
police have told a court.
Brenda McLaughlin told police she
dispersed into the爂as and dust that
drifts between the stars.
?What we?ve shown is that the
core will be hot enough in five to ten
thousand years after the outer layers
have been ejected, and that is quick
enough,? said Zijlstra. ?The sun is
right on the lower limit of being able
to form a planetary nebula.?
While the Earth may survive the
death of the sun, life on the planet
will have been long extinguished.
As the sun ages, it will grow steadily
brighter, and in the next two billion
years it could become hot enough to
boil the oceans. ?It won?t be a very
pleasant place,? said Zijlstra.
security camera footage, a Police Service of Northern Ireland detective told
Omagh magistrates court.
The detective said: ?It is my understanding that the victim has since told
medical staff that she heard the noise
of the drill and felt her head being
twisted.?
McLaughlin is in a high-dependency
unit at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry,
where her condition was initially
said to be life-threatening but later
downgraded.
The police officer added: ?There
does appear to be some sort of hole in
the skull but I cannot say how severe
it is.? He said no damage had been
caused to her brain but there was some
form of ?circular? hole in her scalp.
The 17-year-old male is accused of
having an offensive weapon. He is also
alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously caused grievous bodily harm to
McLaughlin or intended to do so, and
is further accused of stealing a power
drill belonging to the nightclub.
A police patrol was alerted by members of the public that a woman was
lying injured with blood coming from
her head. She was also having fits and
seizures.
The district judge Peter King said
it was a ?grossly violent, inexplicably
violent incident?.
The detective added: ?The victim
said she believed it was in relation to
her homosexuality.?
The accused told police he had
homosexual relatives and did not
bear any ill will, his solicitor, Ciaran
McGuinness, said.
King said there was a risk to public
protection and remanded the teenager in custody, to appear by video
link at Strabane magistrates court on
18 May. The accused appeared emotional and hugged his mother in the
public gallery燼fterwards.
10,000
Duration in years of the planetary
nebula. Scientists had thought the sun
was too small for the phenomenon
30,000C 2m
Temperature its core must reach for
a planetary nebula ? a spectacular
light show at the end of its life
?Homophobic? drill attack leaves
woman with hole in her skull
Press Association
The distance in light years of the
Andromeda galaxy ? where the sun?s
display will be visible, scientists say
blown off at about 20km per second.
The core will then heat up rapidly,
making it radiate ultraviolet light
and x-rays, which will catch up with
the outer layers and turn them into a
brightly glowing ring of plasma. The
planetary nebula will shine for about
10,000 years.
While older computer models
predicted the sun would lose its
outer layers at the end of its life, they
also showed that the core would
heat up too slowly to make the lost
layers glow. By the time the core
reached the required temperature
of 30,000C, it was thought that the
outer layers would be long gone,
Solar power
believed she was targeted on Saturday
because she is homosexual. The case
is being treated as a hate crime.
The alleged male assailant, aged 17,
and McLaughlin were at Ruby?s nightclub in Strabane, County Tyrone, early
on Saturday morning.
There was no evidence a drill bit
was in place when the power tool was
later recovered or after police checked
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Force public sector to buy British
food after Brexit ? farm union
Fiona Harvey
Environment correspondent
Food procured for every part of the
public sector after Brexit should be
sourced in the UK wherever possible,
the National Farmers? Union has said.
A government consultation on
agricultural policy reforms closed
yesterday with the NFU submitting its
view that schools, the NHS, government and other publicly run services
using government buying standards
should ?wherever possible source British assured ingredients?.
If followed through, this, the NFU
said, would ensure a market of tens
of billions of pounds a year for British
farming and food production, secure
millions of jobs and provide certainty
for British farmers and food processors
over a future tariff regime.
Ministers have suggested sweeping reforms of food and farming as a
flagship policy to unlock some of the
biggest potential benefits from Brexit.
But some farmers fear they will lose
the �n annual taxpayer subsidies
they have under EU rules and be hamstrung by subsidised competition from
continental Europe.
Proposals such as those from the
NFU have been rejected by Whitehall
in the past for being incompatible with
EU rules requiring member states to
treat each other equally in public procurement. However, some EU states
interpret the rules in their favour.
Minette Batters, president of the
NFU, said: ?I want British farmers and
growers to remain the number-one
Parks save NHS more than
�1m a year, report claims
Press Association
The UK?s parks save the NHS more than
�1m a year because regular users of
green spaces are likely to be healthier and make fewer visits to their GP,
a report suggests.
The paper, by the Fields in Trust
charity, estimates that such outdoor
spaces provide more than �bn of
wellbeing benefits by improving mental and physical health.
Previous research by Fields in Trust
? The Fields in Trust charity found
park users made fewer visits to the GP
Youth in court
over alleged
refugee attack
Press Association
A teenager has been arrested and
charged in connection with an alleged
attack on a Syrian refugee.
Campaigners said Shahbaz Ali,
25, was seriously injured after being
stabbed in Edinburgh last Thursday.
Police Scotland said a 17-year-old man
had been charged in connection with
the incident.
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found 16% of people said their local
park or green space was under threat.
The charity?s chief executive, Helen
Griffiths, said: ?This is valuable evidence that the loss of green space is
hugely damaging to people?s welfare.
The research also confirms that any
decision by a public body to remove
a park or green space is completely
shortsighted ? In health alone, parks
and green spaces saved the NHS at
least �1m per year through prevented
GP visits ? enough to pay for more than
3,500 nurses.?
The Duke of Cambridge, the president of Fields in Trust, said parks
?quite simply make us happier?.
The NHS cost-saving estimate
in the report, Revaluing Parks and
Green Spaces, is based on prevented
GP appointments and does not include
savings from non-referrals for treatments and prescriptions.
Fields in Trust, which protects more
than 2,700 green spaces, is aiming for
75% of the UK population to be within
a 10-minute walk of a protected park
or green space by 2022.
Anti-racism campaigners condemned the alleged attack and set up
an online appeal for donations ?to help
Shahbaz recover and rebuild his life?.
Sabir Zazai, the chief executive of
the Scottish Refugee Council, said:
?Scotland is home to many people
fleeing conflict and human rights
violations around the world, and this
attack will not undermine our peaceful coexistence.?
A police spokeswoman said: ?Police
in Edinburgh are investigating after a
25-year-old man was seriously injured
at a flat in Upper Gilmore Place.
?A 17-year-old man has been
arrested and charged in connection
with this incident and appeared before
Edinburgh sheriff court on Friday.
Anyone with information can contact
Gayfield CID via 101.?
supplier of choice to the UK market,
and I want British people to be able
to enjoy more sustainable, quality,
affordable British food at a range of
prices ? A future farm policy could
uplift British farming?s ability to produce food for the nation ? and enhance
our reputation for high-welfare food
which delivers for the environment.?
Along with the government paper,
entitled ?Health and harmony: the
future for food, farming and the
environment in a green Brexit,? the
environment department is consulting
with farmers, food producers, landowners, countryside campaigners and
environmental groups in an attempt to
redraw the relationship between the
countryside and urban Britain, and the
future of taxpayer support for farming.
Michael Gove, the environment
? The NFU wants rules on overseas
farm workers to be easier post-Brexit
�n
Annual farming subsidies, paid via
the common agricultural policy,
that could be lost to UK farmers
secretary, has said repeatedly that
he wants taxpayer backing to require
farmers to provide ?public goods?,
such as protection for wildlife and
maintenance of the countryside. The
NFU has also said that farmers could
provide public goods, including water
storage and flood prevention.
But the NFU called for the government to be flexible on the transition
period of Brexit, saying it was not
sensible ?to impose an arbitrary timeframe on the length of transition?.
The union also called for easier
ways for seasonal overseas labourers
to be employed in the UK after Brexit.
Other campaigners are concerned
that the government will retreat from
EU protections and fail to address
wide-ranging problems such as the
appeal of intensive farming amid subsidised and lower-quality competition.
Peter Melchett, policy director
of the Soil Association, said a ?rare
opportunity to ensure we?re farming
in ways that benefit human health?
had been missed. ?Britain has the most
ultra-processed diet in Europe, and
fruit and vegetables could become less
affordable post-Brexit.?
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Circus secrets Hidden history of the
black aerialist who inspired Degas
Maev Kennedy
I
n 1879 Miss La La was the
star of the show when Edgar
Degas painted her hanging
by her teeth from the roof of
the Cirque Fernando in Paris
? but in 2018 another young
black aerialist, Blaze Tarsha, had
never heard of her, nor had she any
idea of the long tradition of black
performers in some of the most
famous shows.
Both Tarsha and Miss La La will
have starring roles in Sheffield when
the Degas painting appears, on a
rare loan from the National Gallery
in London, in an exhibition on the
hidden history of female and black
circus performers that will open at
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1879, by Edgar Degas
? Blaze Tarsha in front of the work
at the National Gallery in London
Blood biker was killed doing
what he loved, say family
Josh Halliday
North of England correspondent
A volunteer blood biker who was killed
while transporting items for the NHS
?died doing what he loved?, his family has said.
Russell Curwen, 49, was riding
for North West Blood Bikes when his
motorcycle was in collision with a
white Jaguar XJR in Lancaster at about
7.45pm on Saturday.
Curwen, from Kendal, was airlifted
to Royal Preston hospital, where he
died a short time later, Lancashire
police said.
The Jaguar driver, a 65-year-old
man from Morecambe, suffered minor
injuries and was also taken to hospital.
About 2,700 volunteer blood bikers
carried out more than 56,000 runs
last year, ferrying vital equipment
and supplies for the National Health
MPs support
child access
rights for
grandparents
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the Weston Park Museum in July.
Tarsha, a performer with NoFit
State circus, is creating a film to be
shown beside the painting of her
predecessor. Her circus career began
when she mastered the unicycle
within a week while hanging around
while her mother, a professional
chef, was cooking for a juggling
convention. Both mother and
daughter now tour with NoFit State.
Tarsha performs an aerial act in a
suspended ring, while Miss La La?s
finale was more eccentric. Although
Degas portrays her in a conventional
pose, her most famous trick came
when six sailors trundled a bronze
cannon into the ring, which was
lifted into the air suspended from a
strap held in Miss La La?s teeth while
she hung from the trapeze.
?When I told her about Miss LaLa,
Blaze said: ?But I thought I was
the only one,?? said Prof Vanessa
Toulmin, joint curator of the Circus!
exhibition and founder of the
National Fairground and Circus
Archive at the University of Sheffield.
?The history of black performers is
there but it?s not always obvious,
The right of grandparents to see their
grandchildren after a divorce should
be enshrined in law, MPs have said.
There is cross-party support for an
amendment to the Children Act which
would refer to a youngster?s right to
have a relationship with close members of the extended family, it has been
you have to look for it.? Toulmin
pointed out that Degas was
interested in the human body
almost as an architectural element
silhouetted against the roof of the
circus, and that it was not clear Miss
La La was black. That, however, is
obvious from 19th-century circus
posters, and in the only photograph
of her Toulmin has been able to find.
Her real name was Olga Brown,
said to have been born in Prussia in
1858 and placed with a circus by her
mother aged nine. She performed a
flying trapeze and a human cannon
ball act with the Kaira Troupe in
circuses and music halls in Europe,
appearing at the Folies Berg鑢es in
Paris, Royal Aquarium in London
and Gaiety Theatre in Manchester.
After Sheffield, versions of the
exhibition will be seen in Great
Yarmouth and Newcastle upon
Tyne. It is part of the Circus 250
festival, celebrating the anniversary
of a British art form that went on to
conquer the world.
Circus! Show of Shows, Weston Park
Museum, from 25 July to 4 November
Number of volunteer blood bikers.
They carried out more than 56,000
runs for the NHS last year
interest in active hobbies including diving, skiing, mountain biking
and surfing, however, it was for his
employment as a medical services
support driver and his voluntary work
for the Blood Bike North West that Russell is best remembered.
?He gave up his time to take muchneeded, vital blood supplies to
hospitals to help people who needed
it most, and Russell died doing what
he loved.
?Russell is a much-loved son,
brother and uncle and he will be
greatly missed by all who knew him.?
Sgt Lee Harris from the road policing unit said: ?My thoughts are with
the family of Mr Curwen at this incredibly sad and difficult time.?
Police have appealed for anyone
with information about the collision to
call 101, quoting number 1533 of 5 May.
?This was a tragic incident involving a man who was conveying items
on behalf the NHS and a car that was
driving along the slip road towards the
Bay Gateway.
?If you saw anything that you think
could help with our enquiries, please
do get in contact with us,? a spokesperson said.
reported. This would include aunts
and uncles having access to nephews
and nieces.
At the moment, relatives must apply
to a court for access rights, then for a
child arrangement order to be put in
place, which costs time and legal fees.
The issue was debated last week in
the Commons, with Nigel Huddleston,
the Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire, saying he had heard stories
of grandparents who had tried to send
birthday cards or Christmas gifts to
their grandchildren and then found
themselves being visited by the police
and accused of harassment.
He said: ?Divorce and family breakdown can take an emotional toll on
all involved, but the family dynamic
that is all too often overlooked is
that between grandparents and their
grandchildren.
?When access to grandchildren is
blocked, some grandparents call it a
kind of living bereavement.?
Tim Loughton, the Tory MP
for East Worthing and Shoreham,
pointed out there was a ?supposition that the parents should both be
as involved as possible in their children?s upbringing?.
He asked: ?Would it be equally
appropriate to have a presumption
that grandparents should be involved
as much as possible in the upbringing
of those children, unless ? and only
unless ? there is a problem with the
welfare of that child??
The Ministry of Justice said: ?The
welfare of a child is the primary consideration for the family courts, and
steps are taken wherever possible to
reduce the impact of family conflict
on children when relationships end.
?We will consider any proposals for
helping children maintain involvement with grandparents, together
with other potential reforms to the
family justice system, which are
currently being looked at.?
Service, according to the Nationwide
Association of Blood Bikes.
Releasing a picture of Curwen with
his mother, Pat, on his blood bike, his
family paid tribute to the man they
said ?liked to live life to the full?.
His family added: ?He had a keen
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?pull back? deal with Libya
Stephanie Kirchgaessner Rome
Lorenzo Tondo Palermo
Italy?s collaboration with Libya to stop
migrants reaching Europe is facing a
legal challenge over allegations that
it has led to human rights violations
against those crossing the Mediterranean, including torture and爏lavery.
A lawsuit filed against Italy in the
European court of human rights
(ECHR) alleges that Italy?s work
with the Libyan coastguard, which
has stopped migrant boats at Italy?s
behest and forced thousands of people
to return to Libya against their will,
has subjected them to inhuman conditions, beatings, rape and starvation.
The lawsuit, based on the account
of 17 survivors of a sinking boat who
were taken back to Libya, could pose
a serious risk to a deal struck last year
between Italy?s centre-left government and Libya. It was endorsed by
European leaders and credited with
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dramatically lowering the number of
migrants arriving on Italy?s southern
coast. Under the terms of the deal,
Italy has agreed to train, equip, and
finance the Libyan coastguard as part
of an effort to stop vessels from crossing and bring migrants back to Libya.
The case, brought by the UK-based
Global Legal Action Network, centres
on an incident on 6 November 2017
in which the Libyan coastguard allegedly interfered in attempts by an NGO
vessel to rescue 130 migrants from a
sinking dinghy. About 20 died in the
incident. Survivors were ?pulled
back? to Libya, according to the lawsuit, where they endured detention
and extreme violence in inhumane
conditions, with two survivors being
?sold? and electrocuted.
?They are putting migrants lives
at risk and exposing them to extreme
forms of ill treatment by pulling them
back to Libya by proxy,? said Itamar
Mann, a legal adviser. ?We hope this
new case will serve to establish the key
principle that so-called ?pull-backs?
are contrary to basic human rights
standards.?
For migrants and human rights
activists, the legal challenge may represent the biggest hope for change. It
comes six years after the ECHR found
that a similar deal ? agreed between
the former Italian prime minister
Silvio Berlusconi and former Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi ? violated
human rights laws. The deal was later
suspended.
The current Italy-Libya agreement
has also led to clashes between Libyan authorities and NGOs that cross
the Mediterranean on rescue missions.
In one case, a man named Chica
Kamara, 27, who left Sierra Leone
with his 10-year-old son, Alfonsine,
in early 2017, was separated from the
child after a dinghy they were on was
caught between a cargo ship and Libyan authorities.
Kamara was pushed into the sea as
other men clambered over him, while
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Migrants
Rescuers facing prison
Three Spanish firefighters and two
Danish volunteers appeared in court
yesterday accused of trying to help
migrants enter Greece via Lesbos.
The firefighters, from Seville,
took part in multiple rescue
missions in the Aegean and were
in court to hear the charges against
them, which could bring up to 10
years in jail when the verdict is
delivered tomorrow.
The Spaniards worked as
volunteers for Proem-AID and the
Danes for Team Humanity as they
sought to aid thousands of migrants,
mostly Syrians, risking their lives to
reach Europe. The five were arrested
in January 2016.
?This trial is important because
humanitarian assistance can not
and should not be criminalised,?
one of the Danish defendants,
Salam Aldin, said. The defendants
?were only helping to save lives?
while the Greek coastguard was
overwhelmed, said a lawyer for the
Spanish firefighters, Haris Petsikos.
More than a thousand migrants,
including children, drowned in 2015
and 2016 in the narrow stretch of sea
separating the Turkish coast from
the Aegean islands. AFP
Alfonsine remained in the dinghy and
was taken by the Libyans. ?I left Sierra
Leone because of my son and now he
is stuck in Libya,? he said.
In another case, Libyan authorities
allegedly threatened to kill rescuers
aboard the NGO rescue ship Open
Arms if they did not hand over rescued
migrants to the Libyan authorities. The
crew refused and were met by Italian police upon their arrival in Sicily,
where prosecutors are now investigating with charges should be brought
against the ship?s captain and coordinator for enabling illegal immigration.
Ten migrants who recently arrived
in Italy through Libya said they had
endured forced labour and torture,
including one man who was set on fire
after being held captive for two years.
?Libya is the worst place on earth,?
said Ibrahim Diallo, 20, from Gambia,
who is now in Catania. ?If you are a
black African in Libya, they automatically consider you a slave. There are
cities like Sabha that are made for
slaves: prisons and detention camps
one after the other. I would rather die
than go back to Libya.?
Even if the new legal challenge does
eventually force Italy?s hand, it will
not end the political gridlock that has
gripped Europe and largely left Italy
alone to deal with the arrival of tens
of thousand of migrants over the past
few years.
Putin sworn in for
fourth term, hailing
Russia?s ability to
defend its interests
Marc Bennetts
Moscow
? Vladimir Putin with supporters
after his inauguration in Moscow
PHOTOGRAPH: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/REUTERS
Vladimir Putin was yesterday sworn
in for a fourth presidential term in a
lavish Kremlin ceremony.
The Russian president was
applauded by about 5,000 guests
as he entered the palace?s ornate
Andreyevsky Hall. Among the guests
were the former German chancellor
Gerhard Schr鰀er and the Hollywood
action film actor Steven Seagal.
With his hand on a gold-embossed
copy of the Russian constitution, Putin
swore to serve the Russian people
faithfully. He also hailed the nation?s
ability to stand up for its interests in
the international arena, and what he
called Russia?s traditional values.
Barring a change to the constitution,
the next six years are likely to be his
final term as president. Officials have
not discussed succession publicly and
analysts say the issue is taboo within
the Kremlin.
The ceremony was relatively lowkey compared with Putin?s return to
the Kremlin in 2012, when his motorcade sped through streets cleared of
residents by security forces. A Kremlin banquet to mark the inauguration
was reportedly scrapped over fears it
would lead to criticism amid simmering public discontent over inequality.
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South Africa
Red Ants Private
army on frontline
in post-apartheid
con?ict over land
Jason Burke
Pretoria
F
irst you see the smoke,
above the dry hills and
the scattered corrugated
iron homes of South
Africa?s squatter camps.
Then you hear the noise.
If the operation is going well, it is
that of a work site: hammers striking
metal, work songs and shouted
orders. If it is going badly, the noise
is of a battle: shattering glass, shots,
sirens and screamed abuse.
The outcome is rarely in doubt.
The inhabitants may be desperate,
but they are no match for the Red
Ants. This is the frontline of the
conflict over land in South Africa.
The African National Congress
(ANC), in power since the
disintegration of the apartheid
regime and the first free elections
of 1994, voted late last year
to implement a new policy of
land expropriation without
compensation. Many South
Africans see land redistribution as
essential for the ?radical economic
transformation? they believe will
mitigate deep inequality. Opponents
say it will destroy the economy.
The argument is playing out
within the ANC, pitting its radical
wing against the moderates
associated with Cyril Ramaphosa,
who became president in February.
Such debates focus mainly on
farms and commercial holdings,
but in and around South Africa?s
cities the land conflict takes a
different form as local authorities
try to enforce the law in the face of
massive popular demand for a patch
of earth to build a home.
Every week illegal squatters,
tired of paying extortionate sums
for rented rooms, move on to
vacant government land. To clear
them, local officials hire specialist
private security firms. Among
the most effective, and the most
controversial, is the Red Ants.
The company is based on a
sprawling farm in Gauteng province.
Two or three times a week a convoy
?We do evictions for
the government ?
You can?t allow land
invasions to happen?
Johan Bosch
Owner of the Red Ants
of trucks drives out of its gates,
carrying hundreds of men led by
?officers? armed with guns.
The Red Ants have been accused
of crimes ranging from theft to
murder. But the attitude of the
general public varies. An elderly
female spectator at one eviction
praised the firm for doing ?the work
the government doesn?t want to
do itself?. The men themselves
are fiercely loyal to each other and
their employers. ?We are a family,?
says Johan Bosch, 58, a farmer who
founded and owns the company.
?We look after each other ? We have
built a community.?
The land issue is aggravated by
the lack of adequate housing. Some
operations are on wastelands on the
fringes of big cities. The Guardian
watched 650 men in identical red
overalls and equipped with crowbars
and shields demolish an illegal
squatter camp on the outskirts of
Pretoria. Others are in city centres.
Hundreds of people were evicted
from a derelict 1930s apartment
block in Johannesburg, where they
shared three taps and lived with no
electricity. There was no resistance.
Last year one Red Ant was shot
and stabbed to death during an
operation. And the clearance of
land on the southern outskirts of
Johannesburg, where a mall was due
to be built, left two squatters dead
in clashes in which the Red Ants
were fought with machetes, rocks
and staves. The violence prompted
an investigation by private security
industry regulators, but the Red Ants
were back working within weeks.
?We always win,? said Sikhumbuzo
Dlamini, a Red Ant leader. ?We have
to win ? we are on enemy territory.?
The Red Ants come from poor
former mining towns, provincial
villages in parched mountains, and
tough neighbourhoods amid the
urban sprawl of Johannesburg. Most
are young. All are poor. Some even
live in squats themselves.
Lenzi, 22, says he has siblings to
feed and send to school: ?No one
likes doing this ? But I go to church
every Sunday and pray for my soul
and I know my Lord is watching over
me, even here.? The men are paid the
equivalent of $10 (�40) a day.
Bosch, who grew up on the farm
where the group is based, distributes
vegetables to hundreds of needy
families a week. He says the eviction
business is only a fraction of his
turnover. ?We do a lot of evictions
for the government ? you can?t
allow [land invasions] to happen. If
the government leaves it, what will
happen to the rest of the country??
?No one likes
doing this.?
Members of
the Red Ants
are paid the
equivalent of
�40 a day
? An informal
settlement near
Pomona in the
East Rand of
Johannesburg
is destroyed
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the standard uniform
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The Red Ants
bodily remove
children from
a building in
Bree Street,
Johannesburg,
during a forced
eviction of
residents
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650
The number
of Red Ants
involved in the
demolition of an
illegal squatter
camp on the
outskirts of
Pretoria
Lebanon?s PM weakened by
Hezbollah election success
Martin Chulov
Beirut
Hezbollah gained political ground in
Lebanon yesterday and consolidated
Iran?s influence on the fragile state?s
affairs after winning, along with its
allies, a small majority in the weekend?s parliamentary elections.
The Shia militia and political bloc?s
gains were at the expense of the Sunni
prime minister, Saad Hariri, whose
authority was weakened by a relatively
poor showing in stronghold areas.
Many of Hariri?s traditional supporters appeared to stay at home for
the first parliamentary vote in nine
years. Saudi Arabia cut Hariri adrift last
November and remained disengaged
in the run-up to the vote. It offered no
immediate reaction to the result.
Hariri?s bloc, the Future Movement,
lost a third of its seats in the poll. Hariri
yesterday blamed a plot to ?eliminate?
it from the political process.
Hezbollah?s leader, Hassan
Nasrallah, said the party?s goals had
been achieved by the ballot, which
put the party in a strong position for
post-election negotiations to apportion control over state institutions.
The group was a dominant player
in Lebanon before the election and its
improved showing comes at a time of
heightened regional tensions between
its patron, Iran, and its arch foe, Israel.
Iran?s influence in Lebanon,
through Hezbollah, has been a point
of growing tension for Israel and Saudi
Arabia, both of which view Beirut as
a pivotal cog of Tehran?s regional
projection.
Under a system put in place when
the civil war ended in 1990, the country?s three most powerful positions
are allocated along sectarian lines.
A Maronite Christian holds the presidency, a Shia Muslim is the speaker
of the parliament and a Sunni gets the
prime ministership.
None of the three positions is
expected to change. However, Hariri,
Crocodile attack
on bride fails to
halt wedding
Associated Press
Harare
A woman
is comforted
after being told
her husband
has been killed
in a Red Ants
operation south
of Johannesburg
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JAMES OATWAY
A couple attacked by a crocodile got
married days later in a Zimbabwean
hospital, where the bride was
recovering after losing an arm.
?In one week we went from
shock and agony to a truly amazing
experience,? 27-year-old Jamie Fox
said yesterday.
Fox and his fiancee, Zenele Ndlovu,
were canoeing on the Zambezi when a
crocodile attacked them on 30 April.
Ndlovu lost her right arm and suffered
injuries to her left hand. Five days
later, they married in a hospital chapel.
?We were glad we still had our lives
and managed to keep our wedding
and to a lesser extent the president,
Michel Aoun, are likely to emerge
weaker from the post-election carveup of roles.
Despite pre-poll hopes that a
civil society movement could break
through into Lebanese politics, only
one candidate was thought to have
been elected.
A feminist candidate, Joumana
Haddad, narrowly missed becoming
the second candidate elected from the
grassroots Kulna Watani list (Arabic for
?We are all patriots?) yesterday.
Her supporters gathered outside the
interior ministry in Beirut to protest
about alleged vote rigging.
Lucien Bourjeily, a Watani candidate, said ?the people in power didn?t
like this result, so they proceeded with
rigging the result in the last minute.?
Hezbollah is proscribed as a terrorist
group by the US and its hold on Lebanese affairs has been problematic for
a succession of American and European leaders.
Lebanon remains deeply indebted
to international donors. It has one of
the lowest ranks on the global transparency index and one of the highest
debt to GDP ratios in the world.
A Lebanese Shia woman waves a
Hezbollah flag and shows her inkstained thumb after voting in Beirut
date, although we had to make do with
a much smaller venue,? said Fox. ?The
celebrations went ahead at the original
venue but Zenele and I had to remain
at the hospital,? said Fox. He described
the wedding as ?incredible?.
Victoria Falls Guide, a travel
website, describes canoeing on the
Zambezi above the Victoria Falls as
?the perfect activity for those who not
only want to see the abundant bird and
animal life but also want to experience
the peace, tranquillity and beauty of
the Zambezi river.?
The experience turned into a terrifying incident for the couple. ?I was
shouting, trying to save her. She was
not complaining of pain when we
managed to pull her out of the water,
maybe because of the shock,? said Fox.
?We were hoping the doctors would
save her arm but that was not to be.
?I proposed in February. We are
hoping to settle in the UK so we are
sorting out her visa and then we will
think of the honeymoon,? Fox said.
Ndlovu was discharged from hospital
yesterday.
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Donald Trump yesterday stepped into
the chaotic three-way Republican
primary for a West Virginia senate
seat, urging voters to reject a multimillionaire former energy company
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jailed over mine disaster
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executive who has served prison time
for a 2010 mining disaster in which 29
people died.
The US president claimed Don
Blankenship could not win in the
November midterm elections, where
the Republicans are hoping to prise the
seat from the Democratic party incumbent, Joe Manchin. Trump won the
state by nearly 40 percentage points
in 2016. ?To the great people of West
Virginia,? the president tweeted. ?We
have, together, a really great chance to
keep making a big difference. Problem
is, Don Blankenship, currently
running for Senate, can?t win the general election in your state ? No way!
Remember Alabama. Vote Rep Jenkins
or AG Morrisey!?
Blankenship faces off today against
the US congressman Evan Jenkins
and the state attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, to win the Republican
party nomination for the Senate seat.
He fired back yesterday at Trump.
He said:?I will win the primary and
I will beat Joe Manchin. Neither of
my opponents can beat Joe Manchin
without my support, but I will beat Joe
Manchin even without the support of
the establishment.?
Polls in West Virginia have shown
large numbers of undecided voters. The rough consensus among
pundits is that Jenkins and Morrisey
are neck and neck, with Blankenship
just behind. The 68-year-old Blankenship, the former CEO at Massey
Energy, served a one-year prison
term on a misdemeanour conviction
for conspiring to violate federal mine
safety standards at Massey?s Upper
Big Branch mine, where 29 miners
were killed in an explosion in 2010.
Thursday is the first anniversary of his
release from a California prison.
Anti-Blankenship ads run by the
national Republican party have
attacked him for pumping ?toxic coal
slurry? underground while using
a private system to give his own
mansion clean water. The ads ended
with a question: ?Isn?t there enough
toxic sludge in Washington??
Brewing monks
caught on the
hop in hunt for
lost beer recipe
by the Alken-Maes brewery for Belgian
drinkers and by a Carlsberg-owned
brewery in Strasbourg for foreign
markets.
The abbey?s sub prior, Karel
Stautemas, said: ?It is an old dream
to start again. Four men have been
looking for that document for a year ?
?Every day we get visitors who ask
where the brewery is. And if you come
from abroad, they do not understand
that we do not brew beer. This is
how the idea of re-establishing that
tradition came to fruition.?
Stautemas said the abbey had
received the support of Alken-Maes
and Carlsberg for a microbrewery ?in
the same place as where the brewery
stood here until 1797.
?We have documents showing that
the fathers bought barley from local
farmers. We even know all the ingredients. The only thing we do not know is
how much we have to take from each.?
Stautemas is still hopeful that the
researchers would find it in time.
?They are not even halfway through
[the records],? he told the Belgian
newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
?It is not such an easy job either,
because those texts are in Old Dutch.
But there is good hope that the recipe
will turn up. And then there is the
question: do we still like that medieval
beer today??
Daniel Boffey
Brussels
The Belgian monks of Grimbergen,
whose beer is mass-produced by
Carlsberg, are seeking to reclaim their
roots and start brewing in their abbey
again ? but they have one big problem.
Four volunteer researchers have
spent a year searching through the
35,000 books and files held in the
library and archives of the Flemish
abbey, founded in 1128, and they still
cannot find the original recipe.
The monks last produced their dark
brew in 1797, at which point the French
Revolution shattered the monks? communal life and their abbey?s walls.
They reinstated their home on the
same site shortly afterwards, but the
monks did not brew again.
In 1958, they came to a deal for the
Belgian Maes brewery to use their
brand, and today the beer is produced
Human Rights
Watch questions
princess?s plight
after escape bid
Guardian staff
Concerns are growing for the daughter
of Dubai?s ruler, following reports she
was forcibly returned after fleeing the
United Arab Emirates in March.
Human Rights Watch has said failure to disclose the status of Sheikha
Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum,
32, could ?qualify as an enforced
disappearance, given the evidence
suggesting that she was last seen as
UAE authorities were detaining her?.
Sheikha Latifa, a daughter of Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum
appeared in a YouTube video in March
announcing she was about to flee.
She said her leaving was ?the start
of me claiming my life, my freedom?.
She said in the video her older sister
Shamsa also tried to run away in 2000
while on holiday in the UK.
Sheikha Latifa was reported to have
escaped Dubai with the help of friends
on a yacht owned by Frenchman Herv�
Jaubert. The yacht was intercepted on
4 March, less than 50 miles off India.
In April it was reported Sheikha Latifa was ?brought back? to the UAE. On
Sunday, UAE officials did not respond
to a request for comment. A source
close to the government of Dubai said
?Latifa is safe and sound with her family? but declined to comment further,
citing legal considerations.
However, Human Rights Watch
quoted two friends of Sheikha Latifa as
saying she had not been heard from for
two months. ?UAE authorities should
immediately reveal the whereabouts
of Sheikha Latifa, confirm her status,
and allow her contact with the outside
world,? said the group?s Middle East
director, Sarah Leah Whitson.
?If she is detained, she needs to be
given the rights all detainees should
have, including being taken before an
independent judge.?
? Sheikha Latifa is said to have been
?brought back? to Dubai last month
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Rite to roam
Villagers in
costume
in Pogost,
Belarus, during
the Yurievsky
Khorovod, an
ancient rite
still performed
in the village.
Traditionally,
it marks the
day the Slavs
would allow
livestock back
into the fields
after winter.
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?I will write the truth?
The editor taking on
Erdo?an refuses to
bow to mob rule
Helena Smith
Nicosia
S
ener Levent is on a
mission. He has survived
being set on by mob and
two gun attacks, and
has had a dead dog left
at his door ? but none of
these has stopped the editor taking
Turkey?s president, Recep Tayyip
Erdo?an, to task.
With evident pride, he says his
Turkish Cypriot newspaper, Afrika,
is the only Turkish-language daily
to denounce Ankara?s military
offensive against Kurdish fighters
in爊orthern Syria.
?I?ll continue writing the truth,?
said Levent, who narrowly escaped
being lynched in January when a
mob of ultranationalists, allegedly
incited by Erdo?an, attacked the
publication?s premises in the
Turkish-run north of Cyprus. ?The
Turkish army went into Syria and the
Kurdish enclave of Afrin to commit
a massacre and occupy the country,
just as they did here.? Such defiance
has not gone unnoticed. Media
repression is at the root of growing
international concern over Erdo?an?s
authoritarian style. More than 150
journalists have been jailed, many
on tenuous terror charges, following
the failed July 2016 coup. Criticism
of Turkey?s cross-border operation
is high on the list of perceived
infractions, which is why Levent?s
newspaper is in Erdo?an?s sights.
?It is a crime now to be a good
person in Turkey because if you
are good you are imprisoned,?
he lamented, sitting behind a
chaotic desk. ?It is even a crime
to say ?no? to war in Turkey. I am
absolutely against Erdo?an and his
Islamofascist regime. Why did he
start this war? Because he needs this
war to consolidate his power.?
Afrika is one of 20 dailies
produced in northern Cyprus, the
breakaway republic where Ankara
has stationed 35,000 troops since
invading in response to a coup aimed
at union with Greece in 1974. Run on
a shoestring, its circulation is about
2,000. Its web presence is similarly
limited. Even among Turkish
Cypriots, Levent?s contrarian
views ? he refuses to submit to
Ankara?s line that 1974 was a ?peace
operation? ? are prone to eliciting
derision. His office is decorated with
tapestries of Che Guevara and other
leftwing heroes who, like him, the
70-year-old bohemian laughs, were
once dismissed as ?marginals? and
?provocateurs?.
Afrika had originally been called
Avrupa [Europe] but was renamed
after the north?s then-hardline
regime forced it to close in 2001. ?I
wanted to call it New Avrupa, but
they wouldn?t let me so I called it
Afrika to convey we have jungle
rules here,? he said.
But while the editor delights in
his role as a gadfly, Turkish Cypriots
have rallied around him. As Erdo?an
seeks to crush dissent in the run-up
to snap legislative and presidential
elections in June, many are alarmed
that Afrika should be singled out.
Within hours of ordering the assault
on Afrin, the Turkish president
denounced the newspaper as ?cheap
and nasty? at a rally. He criticised
the publication for comparing the
Syrian offensive to Turkey?s actions
in 1974 and exhorted his ?brothers
in northern Cyprus to give the
necessary response?.
The next day, Afrika?s first-floor
premises were viciously attacked
as flag-waving protesters, hurling
bottles and stones, took up his call.
Turkey?s prime minister, Binali
Y?ld?r?m, again raised the issue of
Afrika in March, appealing to his
Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Tufan
Erh黵man, to bring ?the unpleasant
voices? under control. All of which
leaves Levent, who was born and
raised on the island when it was a
British colony, a little stunned. ?It
is crazy that such a powerful man
should be afraid of such a small
newspaper,? he said, his voice
gravelly from Dunhill cigarettes.
?I am very proud that we are the
only Turkish-language newspaper
writing about what is really
happening in Afrin.?
The building housing Afrika still
bears scars from the attack. There
is still blood on the wall and a gash
in the office?s front door, a stark
reminder of the bullet that pierced
?It is a crime now to
be a good person in
Turkey because you
will be imprisoned?
?ener Levent
Editor of Afrika
it when a would-be assassin turned
up in 2011. Levent now has a CCTV
monitor on his desk so he can keep
an eye on the main entrance. Since
the attack in January, he comes to
work with a gun. ?There?ll be a battle
here if they come again,? he said.
He is still shocked that it took
so long for the police to stop
the assault given the building?s
location between the parliament,
presidential office and Turkish
embassy. Police only responded
when the enclave?s president,
Mustafa Ak?nc?, intervened. While
distancing himself from Levent?s
views, Ak?nc? deplored the attack as
an assault on freedom of expression.
Soon after, thousands of Turkish
Cypriots took to the streets to
protest against Turkey?s role in
agitating ?fascist? segments to
silence Afrika and other voices
of dissent. Six of the attack?s
protagonists were rounded up and
sentenced to jail terms of between
two and six months. Another nine
remain at large.
Levent acknowledges that the
40-mile channel that separates
Cyprus from Turkey offers a
measure of protection that mainland
critics do not have, but he worries
that the light sentences will invite
further violence at a time when even
a wrongly worded tweet in Turkey is
considered a crime. ?Every day I ask,
where is justice? Why haven?t the
others been arrested?? he said. ?An
attack can come any time.
?I am not afraid,? he added,
declaring that Hamlet?s ?readiness
is all? speech guides him when the
going gets tough. ?A person lives
once and dies once. If you are to die,
at least die with honour.?
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Lava from a fissure eruption near
K?lauea, one of the world?s most
active volcanoes, flows through
Leilani Estates, Big Island. More than
1,700 people have been evacuated
and 26 homes destroyed since the
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Digital windfall
Float to earn video
games maker �m
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Nestl� swallows
Starbucks rights
in $7bn alliance
Guardian staff and agencies
Nestl� is paying Starbucks $7.15bn
(�3bn) for the rights to sell the US
coffee chain?s products in a global alliance aimed at reinvigorating the firms?
coffee empires.
The deal for a business with $2bn
in sales reinforces the Swiss food and
drink group?s position as the world?s
biggest coffee company, with brands
such as Nescaf� and Nespresso.
Seattle-based Starbucks, the world?s
biggest coffee chain, said it would
use the proceeds to return money to
shareholders by speeding up a share
buyback programme.
The transaction does not affect
Starbucks cafes and will involve Nestl�
selling Starbucks bagged coffee, drinks
and Nespresso-style pods.
The Nestl� name will not appear
on Starbucks products. ?We do not
want the consumer to perceive that
Starbucks is now part of a bigger
family,? a Nestl� source said.
?This global coffee alliance will
bring the Starbucks experience to
the homes of millions more around
the world through the reach and
reputation of Nestl�,? Starbucks? chief
executive, Kevin Johnson, said.
A Nestl� source said it would
pay爉arket-linked royalties to Starbucks after the initial fee. It will not
buy any industrial assets as part of
the deal.
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Rail firms aim to put fares on
track for the smartphone age
Outdated season tickets face
axe as train operators pursue
more flexible modern system
Simon Goodley
Britain?s rail industry is preparing to
abolish many of the fares and season
tickets offered to commuters in root
and branch reform of the ?outdated?
regulations underpinning the �7bna-year fares system.
Britain?s rail companies are starting a public consultation into the
rules that govern the country?s ticketing options, which have ballooned in
complexity to offer passengers about
55m different fares.
The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the
trade body representing the firms that
run Britain?s railways, has announced
it is launching the UK-wide consultation alongside Transport Focus, an
independent watchdog.
The bodies are acting now because
?decades of well-intentioned but outdated regulation have led to a range of
fare options that have not kept pace
with technology or how people work
and travel today.?
The two groups are pledging to use
their findings to ?update fares regulation and make things easier for
customers?, but have ruled out recommendations that will lead to a
reduction or increase in average fares.
The industry will wait for the results
of the consultation, which will run
from June to September, before committing to any specific proposals.
However, the RDG has already
cited its irritation with certain
restrictions including ?inflexible
seven-day, monthly or annual season
tickets?, which rail firms must offer
to passengers under regulations dating back to the mid-1990s.
Rail companies claim these restrictions make it impractical to offer more
flexible ?smart ticketing?, such as that
implemented on the London Underground ? where computer systems can
calculate the most cost-effective ticket
for different customers.
They say many existing season tickets have become outdated because of
more flexible working patterns.
However, train tickets that would
suit modern work patterns ? such as
a three-day-a-week season ticket ?
are too difficult to offer under current
rules, train operators say.
A spokesman for the RDG indicated that some fares might have to
be scrapped in order to make way for
new ones.
?At the moment, it doesn?t make
sense to offer a three-day or four-day
season ticket. There are certain fares
that train companies have to sell.
Unless we get rid of them, new fares
keep adding to the total number.?
According to research commissioned by the industry from the
consultancy group KPMG, only 34%
of rail customers are ?very confident?
that they bought the best-value ticket
for their last journey and just 29%
were ?very satisfied? with the ticketbuying experience. The industry says
that reforming fares could encourage
more people to travel by train.
Anthony Smith, the chief executive of Transport Focus, said: ?Rail
passengers want a simpler, more
understandable and modern fares system which matches the way we now
travel. Opening up the debate and
looking at the pros and cons of various
55m
Number of different fares currently
offered to passengers under the
system established in the mid-1990s
34%
Proportion of passengers who were
?very confident? they had bought the
best-value ticket for their journey
reform options is welcome. Transport
Focus will make sure the passenger
voice is heard in these debates.?
Jane Gratton, head of business environment at the British Chambers of
Commerce, said: ?Businesses rely
heavily on the rail network and will
welcome this long-overdue review of
the fares and ticketing system.
?Increasingly confusing, frustrating and unfair, the current system
needs to be brought in line with the
more nimble and flexible way in which
firms now operate.
?It?s the obvious next step to ensure
people gain maximum benefit from the
ongoing investment in our railways.?
The regulations underpinning rail
fares have remained unchanged from
the 1990s, when the 1995 Ticketing &
Settlement Agreement spelled out
how fares should be set and sold.
As the agreement pre-dates widespread use of internet and smartphone
technologies, the regulations assume
all customers will buy their ticket by
visiting a ticket office ? and set out in
detail how customers must be able
to buy a ticket from each of the 2,500
stations in Britain to every other
station in the country.
A final report from the RDG on
Britain?s fares system is expected to
be published in the autumn.
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Financial
Founder to
get �m as
video games
firm levels
up to the
stock market
Top scores
90m
The global unit sales of the game
Grand Theft Auto燰. The franchise is
one of UK gaming?s biggest successes
�5bn
The combined UK physical and
digital sales of video games last
year, which set an industry record
�.6m
Mark Sweney
The founder of a Yorkshire-based
video games company behind hits
such as Worms is set for a �m
windfall from a stock market listing
valuing the business at up to �0m.
Debbie Bestwick, 48, founded
Team17 in 1990 and her stake will be
worth approximately �0m when
the company floats on the AIM market
this month.
Bestwick, who received an MBE in
2016 for services to the video games
industry, intends to sell up to 50% of
her shareholding in the flotation.
Bestwick has positioned the
business, which is based in Wakefield,
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Team17?s revenues at the end of last
year, up from �.5m in 2015. Profits
more than doubled in that time
? Debbie Bestwick, who founded
Team17 in 1990, has positioned
the company as a champion of
independent video games developers
as a champion of independent games
developers. In the ?about us? section
of Team17?s website it describes
itself as ?a games label created by
independent developers for independent developers?. One of its games,
The燛scapists, was developed by an
ex-roofer from Derby.
?An IPO will not only broaden the
profile of the business globally but
will enable Team17 to continue to
capitalise on our position as a leading
independent video games label for
indie developers,? Bestwick said.
Team17 has appointed Chris
Bell, the former chief executive of
Ladbrokes, as its chairman to help
guide its expansion. The flotation is
expected to value the business, which
has published more than 70 games, at
between �0m and �0m.
Two years ago, LDC, the private
equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group,
Characters from Team17?s
Worms and The Escapists
paid �.5m for a 33% stake. It is also
set to enjoy a significant return by
selling up to 50% of a stake that could
be worth as much as �m. Since
diversifying into the premium games
market, Team17?s revenues have more
than doubled from �.5m to �.6m
between 2015 and the end of last year.
Profits have increased from �1m to
�.9m over the same period.
Team17 is the latest success story
in a booming British video games
industry. There were 2,175 active
games companies in the UK as of
last summer, according to the games
industry trade body Ukie.
One of the biggest British success
stories is the Grand Theft Auto franchise, made by Rockstar Games, which
is based in Edinburgh, although it is
now owned by a US company. The
latest edition, GTA V, has sold more
than 90m units globally and made
$6bn (�4bn) in revenue. It is the biggest selling game of all time in the UK.
Overall, the combined UK physical
and digital sales of video games hit a
record �5bn last year, an increase of
9.6%. Digital games sales grew 12%
to �6bn. And physical games sales
bucked a decade-long sales decline
rising by 5% to �0m, thanks to the
popularity of new gaming consoles
such as the Nintendo Switch.
The value of the UK games market is
almost equal to that of the music and
video markets combined ? �1bn and
�5bn respectively.
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Financial
Manufacturers urge
ministers to do more
to boost productivity
Larry Elliott
Economics editor
Britain?s manufacturers have called
on the government to make faster
progress on its industrial strategy to
help address a slump in productivity
in key爏ectors.
The employers? organisation the
EEF said an independent industrial
strategy council ? promised by the
business secretary, Greg Clark, in last
autumn?s white paper ? should be
created immediately and given the
?urgent task? of setting clear goals
for boosting Britain?s manufacturing
performance.
The EEF said growth in manufacturing productivity, or output per hour
worked, had fallen from 4.7% a year on
average between 2000 and 2007 to 1%
a year on average since 2008 ? but that
there had been big variations between
different sectors of industry.
In a study comparing the UK with
Germany, Spain and Italy, the EEF
found that Britain?s chemicals sector
was becoming more competitive but
that the pharmaceuticals sector had
lost ground since 2008.
Clark?s white paper received a
tepid welcome from industry lobby
groups. The Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development said the
level of investment and ambition was
?inadequate, given the scale of the
productivity challenge facing the UK?.
The Institute of Directors called the
white paper a ?big first step?, while the
TUC, the trade union representative
body, questioned whether the �5m
of investment outlined in the report
was likely to prove adequate.
The EEF said that, overall, Britain?s
manufacturing productivity had been
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Sainsbury?s-Asda
deal ?could have
negative impact
on environment?
Matthew Taylor
The proposed merger of Sainsbury?s
and Asda puts too much power in the
hands of large retailers and will have a
damaging impact on the environment,
regulators have been warned.
Food campaigners, environmentalists and farmers? leaders claim the
proposed �3bn deal ? and the accompanying promise to drive down prices
? will put more pressure on producers,
many of whom may be forced to cut
corners on environmental safeguards
and shelve green initiatives.
The warning comes as farmers face
calls from the environment secretary,
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Michael Gove, to become stewards of
the countryside, with any post-Brexit
subsidy system focused on farmers
contributing to a healthy, diverse
environment.
Dan Crossley, from the Food Ethics Council, said it was not possible to
maintain pressure on farmers without
it having a negative long-term impact
on the environment.
?Too much pressure on producers
only increases the risk of shortcuts
being taken, including environmental standards being lowered,? said
Crossley. ?It also reduces the likelihood of producers being able to make
important long-term investments to
drive environmental improvements,
like investing in renewable energy.?
The National Farmers? Union said
the environmental impact of the
merger was one its concerns.
60%
Proportion of the grocery market
that could be controlled by Tesco
and a combined Sainsbury?s/Asda
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the weakest of the four countries since
2009. Lee Hopley, its chief economist,
said: ?We?ve known about the productivity problem for some time, with
various attempts made to try to fix it
across the whole economy.
?Productivity growth matters for
wages and international competitiveness, yet 10 years on from the start of
the financial crisis these attempts
have not delivered a major shift and
we need to tackle the challenge in a
different way.
?Manufacturing offers a good area
to get gains on productivity growth.
The industrial strategy council should
now be created urgently and put to
task to identify how the overall strategy can improve productivity in those
industrial sectors where it has lagged.?
Government efforts to tackle Britain?s weak productivity have so far
concentrated on economy-wide
solutions such as increasing spending on infrastructure and improving
skill levels. The EEF said its report,
Unpacking the Puzzle, showed there
was no one factor that could explain
the productivity performance across
all manufacturing subsectors, and
called for targeted solutions.
The EEF said its initial assessment
of the reasons for disparities in productivity performance had identified four
factors: bigger companies tend to do
much better in terms of productivity;
boosting capital investment will not
necessarily produce positive results;
UK manufacturers are more likely to be
at the end of value chains, where the
opportunity for productivity growth
could be lower; and some company
performances are let down by poor
management practices.
Across the UK economy, productivity gains are vital to economic
prosperity because they signal that
more is being achieved by workers
in less time, which paves the way for
bigger wage increases. Weak productivity is problematic because it signals
weaker economic growth, therefore
eroding the public finances.
Without an improvement in productivity, economies miss out on
increases in wages and living standards, putting further pressure on
the welfare system and depressing
tax爎eceipts.
The union?s president, Minette
Batters, said: ?The NFU will be
examining the details of this proposed merger between Sainsbury?s
and Asda carefully and the further
concentration of retail power it creates
within the food supply chain ? The
impact of the whole supply chain, all
the way down to farm level, needs to
be carefully assessed.?
Clare Oxborrow, senior food and
farming campaigner at Friends of the
Earth, said the merger could mean that
two businesses ? Tesco and a combined Sainsbury?s/Asda ? account for
60% of the grocery market.
?The lure of lower food prices, particularly for shoppers on a budget, can
seem attractive but it hides the unpalatable truth that farmers will be under
increased pressure to produce more,
but for less.?
She warned that if retailers demand
?ever-tighter margins, something?s got
to give and the environment must not
end up paying the price. Rather than a
deal of behemoths, we need diversity
in our farms and high streets with fairness across the supply chain.?
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Shoppin? Jack Flash Selfridges is opening
a Rolling燬tones-inspired pop-up shop next
week to coincide with the UK leg of the
band?s No Filter tour. As well as selling o?cial
merchandise, the shop will include a display
of the band?s stage out?ts, such as a green
?glamou?age? jacket adorned with sequined
oak leaves. The jacket was designed by L?Wren
Scott and Jane Haywood and worn by Mick
Jagger at Glastonbury in 2013 (pictured).
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Education
? Lilian Baylis school. Tory minister
Oliver Letwin once said he would
rather beg than send his children
there PHOTOGRAPH: JILL MEAD/GUARDIAN
School choice
After 30 years of
?go compare?, are
we any better o? ?
The 1988 act led to
competition and league
tables ? and a wild west
of back-door selection
and even corruption,
writes Fiona Millar
W
hen Gary
Phillips started
his career as a
young teacher,
the education
world was a
radically different place. There
were no league tables, no Ofsted,
no academies or free schools.
Parent choice and competition had
barely registered on the national
consciousness.
All that changed 30 years ago this
summer with the introduction of the
1988 Education Reform Act, a huge
piece of legislation that introduced
the national curriculum and the idea
of diversity and a ?schools market?
in which parents would vote with
their feet, in theory encouraging the
best schools to expand and the worst
to improve or close.
Three decades later, the tools of
that market ? performance measures
and inspection reports ? are a fact of
life. ?Go compare?-style websites
ranking local schools are taken for
granted. New education providers,
in the form of academy trusts, are a
reality in most communities.
And Phillips?s school, Lilian Baylis
Technology School, in Lambeth,
south London, would appear to
exemplify the benefits of this
approach to public services.
When Phillips took over at Lilian
Baylis in the late 1990s, the school
was in the doldrums. Barely 10% of
its pupils achieved five good GCSEs
and attendance was chronically low.
Situated in one of the most
deprived parts of the country, it
was propelled into the national
headlines when the former cabinet
minister and local parent Oliver
Letwin proclaimed at a Tory party
conference fringe meeting that he
would rather beg on the streets
than send his children to the school
closest to where he lived.
Today it is outstanding on
every count, oversubscribed and
achieving impressive results with
a diverse intake. The 1988 reforms
played an unambiguous role in that
improvement, says Phillips: ?They
shone a spotlight on schools failing
young people like this one.?
He is more guarded about the
overall success of the market
experiment: ?I would give it six out
of 10. More accountability provided a
great opportunity for my generation
of school leaders to prove ourselves
and the national curriculum was
right because it reduced inequality,
even if it has been undermined by
academy freedoms.
?But performance measures
(such as the new Progress 8) have
now become impenetrable to most
parents so may not even be helpful
for exercising choice.
?The school you go to still
depends on where you live ? we see
parents swapping council houses to
come here. Intake and its social class
still influences how some parents
make their choices and these subtle
forces influence selection.?
In the past six months I have been
researching a new book, The Best
For My Child. Did the schools market
deliver?, which looks back at the 30
years since the passage of the 1988
act. The unease Phillips voices about
the market reforms came through
interviews with many of the key
players in recent education reform.
The English schools hierarchy
is as powerful as ever, with some
The case for the market
Sir Daniel Moynihan, CEO,
Harris Federation
?Before the Education Reform
Act I worked in a London borough
and it certainly wasn?t any kind of
nirvana. Results weren?t published
and there were underperforming
schools that parents didn?t want,
but the borough used its pupil
allocation system to funnel
children to those unpopular
schools. And yes, there was a time
when there was much less reliance
on tests, and many disadvantaged
and poor kids were not getting a
broad and balanced curriculum.
That?s not to say that there hasn?t
been over-testing since the act
came in ? I?m sure there has ? but
I?d be reluctant to throw the baby
out with the bathwater.
?There was no Ofsted
before either, so councils were
responsible for marking their
own homework, which wasn?t a
great thing. Of course there are
disadvantages to results being
publicly available, and Ofsted has
been overbearing and excessive in
terms of inspection in the past, but
that?s slimmed down now.
?I don?t think the word ?market?
in education or anything else is
a bad or a good thing ? all that
matters is outcomes.
?It?s right there should be
transparency on salaries, but I
come back to outcomes: I?m a
public servant, and we?ve got
44 schools. Two-thirds of them
were taken over when they were
failing or in difficulty, which
represented �0m being spent
each year on failing schools. Now
that money is being spent on good
or outstanding ones. In terms of
value for money, do you prefer the
version where kids are getting a poor
education or one where we as an
academy group have delivered firstclass outcomes for disadvantaged
children??
Katharine Birbalsingh,
head, Michaela school,
north London
?The idea that schools shouldn?t be
judged at all is naive. The Education
Reform Act recognised that
accountability was important. But
league tables are only good if they
take account of a number of factors.
If you?re only measured by who gets
five A to Cs, perverse incentives set
in. Adjustments are being made,
but I wish there were more; it would
be good to have five or six factors
to judge schools by, so while the
government has gone in the right
direction, they could do better.
?There are certainly
?marketisation? ideas I don?t think
work: performance related pay is a
very bad thing. It doesn?t incentivise
staff to work as a team.
Moynihan: ?It?s
right there should be
salary transparency?
?I?m an ordinary headteacher
on an ordinary salary, and when
it comes to certain academy
bosses who have transformed the
education landscape in this country
? sure, I would love it if they would
do that job for half their salary. But
if they are unwilling to do so, then
I don?t want the children in those
schools to suffer.
?If someone gets paid a salary
that makes me raise an eyebrow,
then who cares, because those
children are going to get an
education and go to Oxbridge, and
get Nobel prizes. Education is the
future of any country, and if we
have to pay some people significant
amounts to do it, so be it.?
Mark Lehain, director of
the New Schools Network
?There are huge upsides to the
increase in choice that was brought
in by the act. With people having
widely differing views about what
and how schools should teach, it?s
only right that we give families the
chance to pick somewhere that suits
their child. That?s all a ?market? in
education is. The alternative ? most
families being told where to send
their kids, while the rich continue to
choose ? isn?t acceptable.
?While there have been rumours
of schools doing things around
admissions to skew their intake and
boost league table positions, there?s
very little hard evidence for it.
Having said that, it?s important the
government continues to monitor
admissions and ensures there are
enough places in good schools to
enable real choice.?
Interviews by Louise Tickle
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choices only available to a select
group of parents who can afford
hefty fees, move to the catchment of
a successful school, or pay for costly
private tuition to pass high-stakes
entrance exams. Popular schools
haven?t expanded to accommodate
all comers, as pure market advocates
predicted, and failing schools have
proved hard to close down.
The complex interaction between
choice, admissions practices, house
price and performance measures has
led to segregation typified by schools
with radically different profiles from
their local communities.
And while many more young
people are staying on to higher level
qualifications than 30 years ago, and
gaps in attainment by social group
are starting to narrow, around 11%
of 16- 24-year-olds are still not in
employment, education or training.
Some parts of the country,
recently categorised in 12
new government-designated
?opportunity areas?, appear
stubbornly resistant to every policy
initiative of the past 30 years.
?The idea of applying the market
to something that isn?t a market
has bedevilled this policy from the
start,? says Phillips. ?A market is
always going to have winners and
losers. What the sociologists call the
?parentocracy? doesn?t really exist
in places where there are two rather
than 20 local schools.?
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?
?The idea of
applying the
market to
something
that isn?t a
market has
bedevilled
this policy?
Gary Phillips
Headteacher
? Gary Phillips,
left, has turned
around his
school, Lilian
Baylis, and says
he has seen
parents swap
council houses
in an attempt to
get their child a
place PHOTOGRAPH:
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Meanwhile, there is growing
concern about the unintended
consequences of high-stakes
accountability; ?off rolling? pupils
less likely to succeed, teaching to the
test, manipulation of the curriculum
and ?orphan schools? that none of
the new ?edu-providers? want.
Several interviewees described a
situation in which the government
is attempting to oversee thousands
of academies, through a muddle
of local authorities, school chains,
regional commissioners and the
Education Funding Agency, as the
?wild west?.
Stories of poor financial
management, even corrupt
practices, in the independent
state school sector persist. The
antics at the Durand Academy,
relieved of its funding agreement
by the Department for Education,
have been well documented. Last
September the Wakefield City
academies trust gave up all its
schools. Recently the Bright Tribe
academy trust has been in the news
over transactions with companies
linked to the trust?s founder.
Phillips, who has stayed within
Lambeth local authority, believes
the innovative instincts behind the
early academies have evaporated
in the rush for mass academisation.
?The chains have over-expanded
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and it often becomes more about the
preservation of the trust than about
the pupils. In that situation, the
children of the poor are most likely
to suffer.?
But perhaps the biggest weakness
of the market has been the failure
to guarantee enough good teachers
? and challenging schools that
struggle in performance measures
often find it the hardest to recruit
good teachers. Parent choice is
here to stay, but the current lull in
domestic policy could provide an
opportunity for reflection on what
has worked in the past 30 years and
what could change in the future.
Better local oversight of schools
and stronger incentives for local
collaboration, rather than national
chains ?cherry picking? little groups
of schools, would be Phillips?
priorities. My own conclusions
for what is needed now include
reform of school admissions and a
broader definition of what we mean
by success, one that goes beyond
simple test and exam results.
Thirty years on we may be ready
for another all-encompassing
Education Reform Act. ?But that
would require great political
leadership now,? says Gary Phillips. I
agree with that.
The Best For My Child. Did the schools
market deliver? by Fiona Millar will
be published by John Catt this month
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H
ow many parents
realise that if
their child goes
to university, the
government expects
them to stump up
thousands of pounds a year on top
of the debt their offspring will incur
from loans?
According to the latest
submissions to the current review
of HE finance, the government is
keeping parents in the dark about
this. The review will decide whether
and how the current fees and loans
system should be changed.
The government abolished
maintenance grants, designed to
cover costs such as food, rent and
books, from the 2016-17 academic
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Education
?It?s a hidden nasty?
Parents in dark over need
to top up student loans
Experts accuse ministers of
failing to tell families they
need to pay up to �000,
writes Anna Fazackerley
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year. They were replaced by loans
? in addition to the �250 a year
tuition fee loan ? with students from
the lowest income families able to
borrow the most.
Many argue that it is indefensible
that students from the poorest
families now leave university with
the biggest debts ? an average of
�,000 according to an analysis
by the Institute for Fiscal Studies
last year. And the National Union
of燬tudents says that many
working-class students still don?t
have enough money to cover their
daily爊eeds.
But experts also say the
government is betraying students
from middle-income families, by
?refusing? to warn parents that they
are expected to top up the loans for
living costs. This can be as much as
�500 a year for parents of students
living outside London, and up to
almost �000 a year for those in
the燾apital.
In its submission to the higher
education funding review last
week the Higher Education Policy
Institute thinktank attacked the
government for failing to publish
any information about these costs.
Hepi?s director, Nick Hillman, said:
?It?s a hidden nasty in the system.
Most families don?t have �500 just
lying around.?
Martin Lewis, founder
of the consumer website
Moneysavingexpert.com, which
has published its own breakdown
of expected parental contributions,
says it is ?an absolute abomination?
that the government is leaving
parents in the dark.
?If you aren?t entitled to a full
maintenance loan, parents are
expected to make up the gap, but
what is outrageous is that the
Student Loans Company tells you
nothing at all about this,? he says.
Many families will just be trying
to get to grips with university living
costs as they apply for student
finance ? the deadline for which
is this month. Rachel Wylie, from
Wells in Somerset, whose daughter
is hoping to start a textiles degree
at Loughborough University in
the autumn, says: ?We?ve been to
information evenings at school
and they told us the government
assumes you will top up the loan,
but the Student Loans Company
didn?t make that clear. If I hadn?t
turned up I simply wouldn?t know.?
??If you can?t get a
full loan, parents
are expected to fill
the gap, but they?re
told nothing at all?
Martin Lewis
Moneysavingexpert.com
She says that even if her daughter
were entitled to the maximum loan
for living costs it wouldn?t cover
the full costs of living in halls of
residence.
Claire Callender, professor of
higher education at Birkbeck,
University of London, and at
University College London?s
Institute of Education, says: ?I
think one of the problems for the
government is the politics behind
telling parents ? who are of course
voters ? exactly how much money
they should contribute.?
A report on poverty among
working-class students by the
National Union of Students last
month found the new maintenance
loans ?routinely? fell short of
funding average student living costs,
with many students unable to pay
for enough food or heating.
Ruth Wilkinson, president of Kent
University Students Union, says:
?I know students who are living
hand to mouth. They are working
as hard as they can in paid jobs in
addition to their studies, and every
spare penny after paying for their
accommodation goes on food.?
The NUS and the vice-chancellors?
group Universities UK have both
called on the government to
reinstate maintenance grants. Last
week Hepi described the abolition of
grants as ?a big error?, and backed
calls for them to be brought back.
But Lewis argues this would
be a waste of money. ?If you want
social equality you?ve got to face
the fact that students haven?t got
enough money to live on. The loans
aren?t big enough. So I wouldn?t
lower tuition fees, or bring back
maintenance grants, I?d boost
maintenance loans.?
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The Guardian Jobs Higher Education, Schools, Courses
STUDY GERMAN IN AUSTRIA
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
VIENNA
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Salary L24-L28 (�,330 to �,466) ? Start Date: September 2018
At All Saints Academy our vision is ?Living Well Together with Dignity, Faith
and Hope?. We strive for excellence in all that we do, enabling our students to
transform their lives and to hope for happy and successful futures. Our position
as a Voluntary Aided Church of England Academy means that the Christian
faith has a central role in all of our actions and decisions. Our vision translates
into our everyday practice and our values are particularly relevant in ensuring all
in our community are encouraged to strive for excellence.
These are exciting times for All Saints Academy and we believe that this
is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a signi?cant contribution to its
development. This is a new post and we are seeking to appoint a dynamic,
ambitious and inspiring individual who will help drive the Academy forward.
We are looking for a Head of School with a proven track record at senior
leadership level of raising standards and levels of achievement. You should
be an outstanding leader with relentless drive, energy and ambition, inspiring
students and staff to strive for excellence.
You will contribute to the overall leadership and management of the Academy
and be active in promoting its aims, and supporting an ethos that promotes
achievement and high standards.
An application pack can be found on our website
www.allsaintsacademydunstable.org. Please return your application
and letter by email to jobs@allsaintsacademydunstable.org or by post
to Michelle Arnold, PA to Principal and HR Manager,
All Saints Academy, Dunstable, Beds LU5 5AB.
We encourage prospective candidates to visit the Academy before making an
application. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Michelle Arnold,
PA to the Principal and HR Manager (01582 619700) to make an appointment
Closing date: Midday Wednesday 16th May 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Teachers and Associate Staff are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority,
manage risk, use resources and protect students from discrimination and avoidable harm. All
staff, whether paid or voluntary, have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from
physical harm. When an individual accepts a role that involves working with
children and young people they need to understand and acknowledge
that the responsibilities and trust are inherent in that role.
www.allsaintsacademydunstable.org
Houghton Road, Dunstable LU5 5AB ? Principal: Liz Furber BSc PGCE MA (Ed)
Trust Director of Finance
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Salary: In the region of �,000 - �,000
Pension: LGPS is a salary-related, defined benefit scheme and is not be
affected by stock market changes or performance of investments. �
Anglian Learning, a unique trust working in partnerships
Anglian Learning actively pursues a collective responsibility for achieving excellent
outcomes for all learners across the Trust through clusters of self-sustaining,
community-based schools that celebrate innovation, creativity and individuality.
The Vacancy
We are seeking to appoint someone to manage and control the financial function
across the Trust. The successful candidate will have the experience, enthusiasm
and probity to ensure that Anglian Learning continues to develop the financial and
operational structures to secure long term success of the Trust.
The position would be suitable for an inspirational and innovative leader, committed
to continual improvement and with proven financial operational and strategic
leadership and management experience. We are seeking a candidate with excellent
interpersonal skills, with the ability to strengthen partnerships and with a strong
commitment to our values. In return, we can offer you a rewarding future in a
friendly and supportive environment, within a team of dedicated and talented staff
who are committed to providing an outstanding education to all of the young people
in our care.
To make an application please complete the Anglian Learning Application
Form and send with a brief letter of application, outlining how your skills and
experiences will enable you to be successful in this role. Please send to Kathryn
Oliver, Director of HR at Koliver@anglianlearning.org
Closing date:
Interviews:
Midday Wednesday 16 May 2018
Tuesday 22 May 2018�
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people
andvulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo
appropriate checks.Therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure
and Barring Service check. The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender,
marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
July-September 2018
Intensive courses, leisure
time activities, special
courses
Course fee for 4 weeks:
EUR 480
Flat rate (course and
accommodation):
For 4 weeks: EUR 965 ?
1.037
For more details, please visit:
www.germancourses.at
Tel: (+43) 1 4277 24101
Fax: (+43) 1 4277 9241
Email: sprachenzentrum@
univie.ac.at
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Rewarding Volunteering Opportunity
DELHI SCHOOLS, INDIA
Are you an experienced primary or secondary senior teacher or teacher trainer?
The Helga Todd Foundation runs research based pre-service and in-service teacher training
programmes in India.
From mid- July 2018 we shall be continuing our Phase 2 CPD initiative to deliver a creative
and interactive teaching and learning programme to teachers in a number of Delhi schools.
We require candidates in the following areas and specialisms: Early Years, Maths, Science
and Humanities/Social Sciences and Communications.
In addition, we require volunteers with experience of leading school improvement in
primary and secondary phases.
Assignments are from 4 to 6 weeks.
You will be working as a volunteer with costs of fares, accommodation and subsistence
met by the Helga Todd Foundation. You will also receive a modest allowance and training
materials.
For more information, please contact info@helgatoddfoundation.com
or send your C.V. to Richard- richard.pook@wandleassociates.co.uk.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
BUSINESS MANAGER
Highly competitive salary & package
Start Date: Autumn 2018 | Full Time, Permanent
Swanbourne House is a friendly, family orientated independent preparatory school with strong
boarding, positioned in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. We are seeking to appoint
an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Business Manager to work in this inspiring school.
The School provides an excellent all-round education that brings out the best in each pupil
according to their abilities and talents.
Children come to us from the surrounding area and some from further a?eld. We prepare our
children for entry into leading independent senior schools including Oundle, Uppingham, Rugby,
Stowe, Marlborough, Berkhamsted, Harrow and Bedford in recent years.
The position falls vacant in autumn 2018 following the departure of our current Business Manager,
who has led a happy and professional support team for six years.
As the senior support executive, the Business Manager will need to be good with people,
inspirational, far-sighted, innovative, dedicated and commercially minded as well as being part of
the Senior Leadership Team. You will have an immediate support staff of three.
This is a career opportunity and your experience may well be from within the independent schools?
sector or from other walks of life. The ethos and culture of the School is welcoming and family
focussed and one where your skills will be allowed to thrive, and your effort and dedication will be
appreciated by governors, colleagues and pupils alike.
The Candidate Pack and Application Form can be found at www.swanbourne.org.
Closing date: 10am Tuesday 29th May.
Interview date: It is intended that interviews will be conducted Friday 1st June.
Applications should be addressed to Mr S Hitchings, Headmaster,
Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne, Near Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ.
Any queries please contact Mrs K Hawes, on 01296 720264 or email
personnel@swanbourne.org
Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment
checks will be undertaken before any appointment is con?rmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure
and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may
approach previous employers to verify particular experience or quali?cations. The successful candidate will need to
complete a medical questionnaire.
www.swanbourne.org
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The Guardian Tuesday 8 May 2018
A brisk wind, but in the marsh the birds
are all in good voice: sweary warblers,
scratchy whitethroats, rhythmic warblers
Journal Country diary Page 7
40
Weather
Tuesday 8 May 2018
UK and Ireland Noon today
Forecast
Around the UK
London
Sunny Mist
Low 7 High 16
1000
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14
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40%
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60%
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Manchester
Mostly cloudy
15
Shetland
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7
18
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20
Birmingham
Slight
1008
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1004
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13
Sunny and heavy showers
Glasgow
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Thursday
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Leeds
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8
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Belfast
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snow
15
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Dublin
15
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Bristol
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23
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tomorrow and
Thursday, with
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the British
Isles today and
tomorrow.
Average speed, 25,000ft
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jet stream
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260 and above
Forecasts and graphics provided by
Accuweather, Inc �18
It may seem extraordinary that it
took collaboration between six top
quality universities to prove that we
are all happier when the sun comes
out. Between them academics
analysed 2.4bn Facebook messages
and 1.1bn posts on Twitter, from
2009 to 2016, measuring content
against weather conditions.
They concluded that we were all
more positive on warm sunny days
than when it was cold and wet.
Scientists say this had always
been a popular belief but not until
this moment scientifically proved.
They expressed surprise, though,
that the difference between the
posts was so marked. Comments
contained far more positive
keywords when the weather was
?better? than when it was ?poor?.
Now we come to the sinister bit.
How can this information be used
to commercial advantage? The
researchers suggest advertisers
could check forecasts to anticipate
the effect of the next day?s weather
on the minds of the public and
modify their campaigns to up sales.
They even suggest news outlets
?may need? to report more cheerful
stories in bad weather? and that we
might all get grumpier as climate
change progresses. Paul Brown
Algiers
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Lagos
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Ams?dam
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Lima
22
Athens
25
Lisbon
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Auckland
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Madrid
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B Aires
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Malaga
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Bangkok
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Melb?rne
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Barcelona
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Basra
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Miami
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Beijing
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Milan
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Berlin
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Mombasa
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Bermuda
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Montreal
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Brussels
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Moscow
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Budapest
24
Mumbai
32
C?hagen
18
N Orleans
31
Cairo
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Nairobi
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Cape Town
17
New Delhi
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Chicago
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New York
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Corfu
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Paris
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Dakar
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Perth
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Dhaka
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Prague
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Dublin
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Reykjavik
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Gibraltar
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Rome
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H Kong
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Singapore
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Sydney
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Istanbul
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Tokyo
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Highs and lows of Prepare yourself
another season in Premier League:
the Premiership
Cardi? are back
Page 46 Page 48 included some who could count themselves successes
in management (Antonio Conte, Roy Hodgson, Kevin
Keegan, Glenn Hoddle) and others who could not
(Gianfranco Zola, John Hollins, Bryan Robson, Peter
Reid). Anyone who could have looked at those eight
as their playing careers drew to a close and sorted the
prospective managerial wheat from chaff would have
deserved a gold medal for clairvoyance.
Could it have been foreseen in 1974, when a former
centre-forward named Alex Ferguson was pulling pints
in his Glasgow pub while earning � a week as the
part-time manager of East Stirlingshire, that he would
devote a quarter of a century to rebuilding the biggest
institution in English football? Or that Bobby Moore,
playing his last game for West Ham that year, would be
brought down by the lowest hurdles of management?
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard would impress
any potential employer. Both won a century of England
caps and most of the top honours on offer in club
football. Each carries himself well, as Wilkins did. In
their recent appearances as TV pundits, they have
demonstrated insight and eloquence. Yet as these former
international colleagues prepare for the first steps of a
managerial career, riding a wave of support from those
who admired their deeds on the pitch, only a fool would
bet the house on which of them, if either, will survive
the爐ests to come.
G
Making the grade
Predicting which
player will prove a
successful manager
is pure guesswork
Richard Williams
W
hen Ross Wilkins stood
up during his late father?s
memorial service at St燣uke?s
Church in Chelsea last week
to address a congregation that
included many of the great
names of the past 40 years of
English football, he found the
words to express a poignant truth. ?Football found a way
to live without Dad,? he said, ?but the simple truth was
that Dad could never live without football.?
After calling time on his long and distinguished
playing career, Ray Wilkins stayed in the game, as so
many do. The next 20 years were spent in a variety
of dugouts, as the manager of Queens Park Rangers,
Fulham and the national team of Jordan, as well as
assistant manager of Chelsea, Watford, Millwall,
Aston Villa and England?s Under-21s. None of those
appointments, it could be said, ended well.
Even a happy and fulfilling time as assistant to his
friend Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge was abruptly
and mysteriously terminated a few months after the pair
had celebrated winning the club?s first league and Cup
double. In October 2015, he left his last job, dismissed
by Aston Villa along with the entire coaching staff. He
reverted to his role as a popular pundit on Sky Sports, but
it was not the same thing.
Intelligent, empathetic, articulate, steeped in football,
a leader in the dressing room, Wilkins seemed to face no
obstacles in the way of a management career to match his
achievements as a player. But if there is one thing we can
recognise, it is the impossibility of looking at a bunch of
former players who have excelled at the game?s highest
levels and guessing with any accuracy which of them
will do equally well as managers. Or, for that matter, of
predicting who will emerge from a nondescript playing
career to become a managerial immortal.
The mourners at Wilkins?s memorial service
errard, having made a good
impression燿uring a year spent
coaching age-group teams at
Liverpool, has already made his move
into the spotlight by accepting an
offer to cross the border and manage
Rangers. Lampard, in an interview
with this newspaper last week, made it
clear he intends to follow suit once he has completed his
Uefa Pro Licence course and served an apprenticeship
with Chelsea?s academy.
The portents are good and not so good. On the positive
side, there were many who doubted that Zinedine
Zidane, despite his great playing career at Real Madrid
and several seasons coaching the
club?s second string, would make
Could it
a successful transition to the job of
have been head coach at the Bernab閡. Now the
man who presents such a seemingly
foreseen
and uncommunicative
that Bobby taciturn
face to爐he outside world is just one
step away from a third successive
Moore
Champions League trophy, a feat
would be
that would carry him beyond Jos�
brought
Villalonga, Miguel Mu駉z and Vicente
del Bosque to become the most
down by
successful manager in the club?s
the lowest
incomparable European Cup history.
On the other hand, as Lampard
of hurdles?
and Gerrard will be painfully aware,
there is Gary Neville, perhaps the member of their own
England generation who looked most naturally suited
to the manager?s chair. Hodgson must have thought
so when he invited him to become one of his England
assistants in 2012. But three years later Neville accepted
an invitation from his friend Peter Lim, the Singaporean
businessman, to take over as head coach of Valencia, a
fine club in temporary difficulties. He spoke no Spanish,
had never worked in La燣iga and could rely only on the
owner and his brother, Phil, who had been installed there
as assistant caretaker manager, to help him get the club
out of trouble. To make that work would have required
a miracle, and four disastrous months in Spain appear
to have ended the ambitions that had led him to earn his
Uefa qualifications.
Gerrard, it hardly needs saying, has never worked
in Scottish football. At least, unlike Neville, he is going
to a place where they speak a variant of his own native
language. But expectations in Glasgow will be unrealistic
and even minor mistakes will be held up to intense
scrutiny. If he falls, it will be from a high place and
the injuries could be severe. Lampard, for one, will be
watching with interest.
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Cycling
Report casts
doubt on
salbutamol test
Martha Kelner
DAVE SHOPLAND/
BPI/REX
On a roll The former world No�Maria Sharapova?s revival on clay is gathering pace as she overcame a tense
opening set to beat Romania?s Irina-Camelia Begu 7-5, 6-1 at the Madrid Open yesterday. The 31-year-old Russian,
who entered the tournament on the back of four consecutive defeats, rallied from 3-1 down before snatching the
opening set with a ferocious forehand. ?I thought I did a really good job of that, especially in the last six games,?
said燬harapova, who now faces last year?s ?nalist Kristina Mladenovic in the last 16. Reuters
Racing
Cracksman is new favourite
for Arc after Enable setback
Chris Cook
Enable has lost her place as favourite for the Prix de l?Arc de Triomphe
following news of a setback that will
prevent her from racing for at least
three months. The filly has a knee
problem and connections are being
understandably cautious about the
prognosis but expect her to be fit for a
pre-run in late summer before trying
to win the Arc for a second time.
?Enable has met with a setback in
training,? said a statement issued on
behalf of her owner, Khalid Abdullah.
?She has some filling in her knee which
is being fully investigated. The advice
we have is, that given reasonable circumstances, she should be ready to
run in August as a preparation for the
Prix de l?Arc de Triomphe.?
It is a depressing turn of events for
fans of Flat racing, the new season having officially begun only on Saturday.
Enable was expected to be one of the
stars of the summer, following her
exploits last year, when her six consecutive victories included the Oaks,
the Irish Oaks and the King George en
route to her most recent success at
Chantilly in October.
She was favourite to win the Arc
on its return to its traditional home
at the newly reopened Longchamp
this autumn but has almost doubled
in price to 5-1 since yesterday morning.
Her stablemate Cracksman has taken
over at the top of the betting for the
French race, with most firms offering
no bigger than 11-4 about his chance.
Lord Grimthorpe, spokesman for
Enable?s owner, said there had been
no sign of a problem as recently as
Friday, when the filly had impressed
in ?a swinging canter? on Newmarket?s
gallops. ?She had been doing fantastically well and we were looking forward to her beginning proper work this
week,? he said in quotes first reported
by the Racing Post.
?If it was a minor knock, we might
be saying that, while she might not
make the Coronation Cup [at Epsom
next month], she could still be back
later in June. But with this we are going
to allow plenty of time for it to hopefully settle down and then aim to get
her rolling in August.
?I don?t want to be nominating targets at this stage and that?s why I?ve
simply said August for now. She?ll tell
us long before that if she?s going to be
ready or not, and we will keep every-
? Enable and Frankie Dettori sweep
to victory in the 2017 Arc at Chantilly
body up to date when we know. Prince
Khalid has had to deal with quite a lot
of bad news over the years and he takes
it stoically.?
If Enable were to follow the pattern
she established last year, she would be
seen next in the Yorkshire Oaks on 23
August and would not run between
then and the Arc. In view of the late
start she will make to this season, it
would then be open to connections
to take her to the Breeders? Cup at
Churchill Downs in November as a
way of closing out what is likely to be
her final year as a racehorse.
However, there must now be a distinct possibility that Enable has been
seen on a racecourse for the final
time, since Khalid Abdullah places
great value on his hugely successful breeding programme and will be
keen to see if she can produce other
racers as good as herself. He will surely
not countenance her return to action
unless his vets can be sure the knee
problem is resolved. With that factor
doubtless in mind, Betfair punters
allowed her to trade as big as 8-1 for
the Arc yesterday.
Among those hoping for good news
are her trainer, John Gosden, and her
Chris Froome?s battle to rescue his
reputation after a failed drugs test
looks bound for the court of arbitration
for sport as it emerged that a study
calling into question the efficacy of the
test will form a key part of his defence.
The 32-year-old won last year?s Tour
de France and the Vuelta a Espa馻. In
December the Guardian and Le Monde
revealed a urine test submitted after
stage 18 of the Vuelta showed excessive
levels of the asthma drug salbutamol.
The report published in the British
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
claims it is not feasible to determine
a dosage level of salbutamol based
on the results of a single ?untimed?
urine爏ample.
Froome?s failed test recorded a level
of salbutamol at 2000ng/ml, double
the amount permitted by the World
Anti-Doping Agency. Under new Wada
rules there is an allowance made for
specific gravity, in effect to take into
account of possible dehydration and
urine concentration. It is understood
Froome?s reading has been recalibrated
to 1429ng/ml.
The report by researchers at the
Centre for Human Drug Research in
Leiden, the Netherlands, claims on a
maximum dosage of salbutamol, as
many as 15.4% of tests could return
a false positive. It states ?the current threshold inadvertently leads to
incorrect assumptions of violation,
whereas many violations will go
unnoticed? and says that the testing
should be reconsidered.
Wada is standing by the test. A
spokesman said: ?We believe the
current threshold is solid considering the scientific literature published
on salbutamol over the past 20 years.?
jockey, Frankie Dettori, though the
Italian will at least be spared the agony
of having to choose between her and
Cracksman when Ascot?s King George
comes round in late July. Dettori was
effusive in his praise of Enable in
October, when told she would be staying in training this year. ?To me she?s
the filly of a lifetime,? he said.
Chris Cook?s tips
Thirsk 1.50 Victory Command
2.20 Margie?s Choice 2.50 Feathery 3.20
Hinde Street 3.55 Computable 4.25 Militia
4.55 Zeshov 5.25 Edgar Allan Poe (nb)
Brighton 2.00 Upavon
2.30 Haylah 3.00 Prezzie 3.35 Black Caesar
4.05 Archimento 4.35 Captain Kissinger
5.05 Nutini
Fakenham 2.10 Tiger Trek
2.40 Caviar D?Allen 3.10 Don Des Fosses
3.45 Some Kinda Lama 4.15 Northern Beau
4.45 Bound For Glory
Ludlow 5.30 Diamond Guy
6.00 Astracad 6.30 Nightfly 7.00 Monbeg
Legend 7.30 Ayla?s Emperor 8.00 Excellent
Team 8.30 Lust For Glory
Exeter 5.50 Secret Escape
6.20 Rockpoint 6.50 Coningsby
7.20 Lip Service (nap) 7.50 The Two Amigos
8.20 Rhythm Is A Dancer
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Sport
Cricket Specsavers County Championship
Davies and Leach hang on
despite best of Parkinson
Tanya Aldred
Old Trafford
On a scorching day in Manchester,
as the swifts arrived from the
south,燬omerset batted all day
until爐he teams shook hands at ten
to five. There was a fifty for Steve
Davies and an unbeaten 66 for
Jack燣each ? his highest first-class
score ? as Somerset overcame a
post-lunch quiver to finish on 269 for
eight declared.
There were five wickets for
the 21-year-old leg-spinner Matt
Parkinson, who had the ball
spitting with spleen at times and
who collected a career-best match
tally of eight for 181 in strangely
spin-friendly conditions in late
spring. James Anderson took one
wicket in his first match back for
Lancashire, though he was perhaps
unlucky not to have more.
In the Somerset dressing room
Marcus Trescothick was padded
up and ready to bat with a broken
metatarsal which, according to the
Somerset captain, Tom Abell, ?tells
Results and
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Play-off final: King?s Lynn 1 Slough 2
BOSTIK FOOTBALL LEAGUE
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UEFA UNDER-17 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
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Group B: Norway 2 Sweden 1; Slovenia 0 Portugal 4
Cricket
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Division One (final day of four)
Lancashire v Somerset
Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire (11pts) drew with
Somerset (10).
Somerset First innings 429 (GA Bartlett 110,
ME Trescothick 100, TB Abell 99).
Lancashire First innings 492 (DJ Vilas 235no,
KK Jennings 109, J Clark 50; TB Abell 4-43).
Somerset Second innings (overnight 51-0)
MT Renshaw c Bailey b Parkinson ..................................20
?SM Davies c Croft b Parkinson ......................................54
GA Bartlett lbw b Anderson .............................................6
JC Hildreth lbw b Parkinson ...........................................26
*TB Abell lbw b Parkinson .............................................13
L Gregory c Livingstone b Mennie ..................................13
C Overton lbw b Bailey ....................................................5
MJ Leach b Parkinson ....................................................66
TD Groenewald not out ................................................36
PA van Meekeren not out ...............................................0
Extras (b12, lb10, nb8) .................................................30
Total (for 8 dec, 93 overs)............................................269
Fall 51, 67, 113, 120, 143, 145, 197, 266.
Did not bat ME Trescothick.
Bowling Bailey 15-7-33-1; Anderson 17-6-46-1;
Parkinson 31-6-101-5; Livingstone 14-4-25-0;
Mennie 11-4-24-1; Clark 5-0-18-0.
Toss Somerset elected to bat.
Umpires NGB Cook and BJ Debenham.
Nottinghamshire v Hampshire
Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire (22pts) beat Hampshire (4)
by 203 runs.
Nottinghamshire First innings 302 (SR Patel 73,
MH Wessels 54; FH Edwards 4-84).
Hampshire First innings 223 (HM Amla 69,
LD McManus 66).
Nottinghamshire Second innings 389-9 dec
(SJ Mullaney 130, LRPL Taylor 83, JD Libby 54)
Hampshire Second innings (overnight 111-3)
HM Amla c Taylor b Ball ...............................................112
CP Wood b Ball..............................................................13
RR Rossouw c Wessels b Broad.........................................7
LA Dawson lbw b Gurney .................................................8
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Nottinghamshire collected
their third victory of the season
in defeating Hampshire despite
a valiant rearguard innings from
Hashim Amla, who batted more
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than five hours for 112 before being
the last man to爁all, to Jake Ball.
Ball, Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney
took three爓ickets apiece and
Nottinghamshire squat on top of the
table, 17 points above Somerset.
There was a draw at The Oval,
where the 19-year-old Amar Virdi
took the last four wickets to fall to
produce his best bowling figures
of six for 105. Scott Borthwick
was top-scorer with 82 not out
in Surrey?s second innings of 173
for three declared but there were
? Nottinghamshire?s Jake Ball celebrates his crucial dismissal of Hashim Amla
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?LD McManus c Moores b Broad ......................................2
KJ Abbott c Wessels b Ball .............................................10
B Wheal c Taylor b Gurney ...............................................2
FH Edwards not out ........................................................0
Extras (b9, lb18, nb6) ...................................................33
Total (108.5 overs) .....................................................265
Fall cont 112, 151, 191, 236, 241, 257.
Bowling Ball 23.5-9-64-3; Broad 21-5-57-3;
Patel 21-9-23-1; Fletcher 13-3-32-0;
Gurney 28-8-57-3; Nash-2-0-5-0.
Toss Nottinghamshire elected to bat.
Umpires RJ Bailey and PJ Hartley
Surrey v Worcestershire
The Oval Surrey (9pts) drew with Worcestershire (11).
Surrey First innings 434 (RJ Burns 193, BT Foakes 72;
J Leach 4-96).
Worcestershire First innings (overnight 469-6)
E Barnard c & b Virdi .....................................................66
BJ Twohig c Patel b Virdi .................................................9
*J Leach c Borthwick b Virdi ..........................................18
JC Tongue c & b Virdi.......................................................9
CAJ Morris not out .........................................................0
Extras (lb8, w3, nb14) ..................................................25
Total (158.4 overs) .....................................................526
Fall cont 475, 505, 523.
Score at 110 overs 353-5.
Bowling SM Curran 21-4-62-1; Clarke 33-10-90-2;
Virdi 41.4-7-105-6; McKerr 16-1-76-1; Patel 17-3-57-0;
Meaker 22-1-93-0; Borthwick 8-0-35-0.
Surrey Second innings
*RJ Burns c Barnard b Twohig........................................30
MD Stoneman lbw b Morris ...........................................20
SG Borthwick not out ...................................................82
R Patel c Head b Morris ..................................................25
?BT Foakes not out .......................................................11
Extras (b3, nb2) ..............................................................5
Total (for 3 dec, 60 overs)............................................173
Fall 38, 74, 136.
Did not bat OJ Pope, SM Curran, R Clarke, C McKerr,
SC Meaker, A Virdi.
Bowling Leach 4-2-11-0; Tongue 8-2-28-0;
Twohig 22-3-62-1; Head 16-5-36-0; Morris 6-1-21-2;
D?Oliveira 3-0-12-0; Mitchell 1-1-0-0.
Toss Surrey elected to bat.
Umpires AG Wharf and JH Evans.
Nottinghamshire
Somerset
Yorkshire
Hampshire
Surrey
Essex
Lancashire
Worcestershire
P
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3
4
4
3
4
4
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W
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1
1
0
0
L
1
0
1
2
0
1
2
3
D
0
1
1
1
2
2
2
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Bat Bowl
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6
7
2
9
7 11
5
6
3
8
8 11
5 11
Pts
67
50
48
39
37
37
29
21
Division Two (final day of four)
Durham v Leicestershire
Riverside Durham (18pts) beat Leicestershire (6) by 46
runs.
Leicestershire First innings 440 (MJ Cosgrove 75,
PJ Horton 75, MA Carberry 73, NJ Dexter 70no).
Durham First innings 184 (G Clark 64; GT Griffiths 4-34).
Durham Second innings (following on; overnight 233-1)
CT Steel lbw b Raine ......................................................86
WR Smith c Dexter b Griffiths ........................................74
G Clark c Ackermann b Parkinson ...................................25
*PD Collingwood c Ackermann b Griffiths......................15
MJ Richardson c Dexter b Griffiths...................................0
?SW Poynter lbw b Griffiths ..........................................13
WJ Weighell b Griffiths..................................................38
NJ Rimmington c Horton b Griffiths ................................0
BJ McCarthy c & b Ackermann .......................................16
C Rushworth not out ......................................................2
Extras (b18, lb8, nb14) .................................................40
Total (129.4 overs) .....................................................403
Fall cont 265, 309, 323, 325, 330, 345, 345, 386.
Bowling Aaron 22-0-102-0; Raine 31-7-71-1;
Griffiths 21.4-6-49-6; Dexter 14-3-41-0; Parkinson
37-12-101-2; Carberry 2-0-7-0; Ackermann 2-0-6-1.
Leicestershire Second innings
*MA Carberry lbw b Weighell ........................................22
PJ Horton c Collingwood b Rushworth ..............................9
CN Ackermann lbw b Rushworth .....................................5
MJ Cosgrove c Smith b Weighell ....................................10
?LJ Hill lbw b Rushworth .................................................5
NJ Dexter b Weighell .....................................................21
EJ Eckersley c Poynter b Weighell ..................................15
BA Raine c Markram b Weighell ........................................4
CF Parkinson c Rimmington b Weighell ............................4
GT Griffiths not out ........................................................1
VR Aaron lbw b Weighell .................................................0
Extras (b1, lb4)...............................................................5
Total (29.5 overs) .......................................................101
Fall 19, 29, 40, 47, 61, 79, 95, 100, 101.
Bowling Rushworth 7.2-4-12-3; Rimmington 7-0-31-0;
Weighell 9.5-1-32-7; Smith 3.4-1-7-0;
McCarthy 2-0-14-0.
Toss Durham elected to field.
Umpires NL Bainton and PR Pollard.
Sussex v Middlesex
Hove Sussex (22pts) beat Middlesex (4) by three wickets.
Middlesex First innings 230 (MDE Holden 84no;
OE Robinson 7-58).
Sussex First innings 323 (HZ Finch 103, OE Robinson 52;
JAR Harris 5-86).
Middlesex Second innings 322 (DJ Malan 119,
NRT Gubbins 107; DR Briggs 4-70, D Wiese 4-70).
Sussex Second innings (overnight 35-2)
S van Zyl c Robson b Cartwright .....................................45
DR Briggs c Cartwright b Rayner ....................................39
HZ Finch c Simpson b Harris...........................................11
LJ Wright c & b Cartwright...............................................0
*?BC Brown not out .....................................................65
MGK Burgess lbw b Malan .............................................22
OE Robinson not out ....................................................10
Extras (b8, lb6, w2, nb2) ...............................................18
Total (for 7, 73.3 overs)...............................................232
Fall cont 113, 125, 125, 128, 215.
Did not bat D Wiese, GHS Garton.
Bowling Murtagh 13-4-24-0; Harris 19.3-3-74-3;
Rayner 20-6-51-1; Barber 10-1-37-0;
Cartwright 7-2-17-2; Malan 4-0-15-1.
Toss Middlesex electe to bat.
Umpires J Blades and DJ Millns.
P
Warwickshire
3
Sussex
4
Kent
3
Derbyshire
3
Glamorgan
3
Middlesex
4
Gloucestershire 3
Leicestershire
3
Durham
3
Northamptonshire3
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2
1
2
1
1
1
1
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1
0
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0
0
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
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1
3
0
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Bat Bowl
9
9
10 10
0
9
7
8
3
9
2 10
1
7
10
7
0
5
0
5
Pts
55
51
41
36
33
33
29
27
26
10
TOUR MATCH (final day of four)
Northamptonshire v Pakistanis
Northampton Pakistanis beat Northamptonshire by nine
wickets.
Northamptonshire First innings 259 (AM Rossington 90;
Shadab Khan 6-77)
Pakistanis First innings 428 (Asad Shafiq 186no,
Haris Sohail 79, Babar Azam 57; SP Crook 4-89;
RI Keogh 4-111).
no eye-catching runs for Mark
Stoneman, lbw for 20. It was the first
time Worcestershire had avoided
defeat this season.
At Hove Sussex managed a
finger-nibbling run chase, to
beat Middlesex by three wickets
just before tea. Runs came from
Stiaan爒an燴yl (45) and an unbeaten
65 from the wicketkeeper Ben
Brown, who steadied the ship after
Sussex lost four for 15. It is Sussex?s
first victory under their head coach,
Jason Gillespie.
On a drama-heavy day at
the Riverside Durham beat
Leicestershire against the odds
and the clock and won for the first
time in their history after following
on. At lunch the game had seemed
destined for a draw, until Gavin
Griffiths took five wickets in 24 balls
as Durham collapsed from 323 for
three to 345 for eight.
A precious 38 from James
Weighell eked out valuable runs to
give Leicestershire a target of 148
from 46 overs. Leicestershire were
bowled out for 101 with a first-classbest seven for 32 ? and an afternoon
to remember ? for Weighell.
In the tour match the Pakistanis
made 134 for one to beat
Northamptonshire by nine wickets
after Northants were bowled out for
301; Mohammad Abbas took four for
62 and Shadab Khan four爁or 80.
Northamptonshire Second innings (overnight 240-5)
*RI Newton lbw b Mohammad Abbas ...........................118
RI Keogh b Mohammad Abbas ........................................23
SP Crook lbw b Mohammad Abbas....................................0
R Vasconcelos not out ..................................................24
BA Hutton lbw b Shadab Khan..........................................6
G Wade lbw b Shadab Khan ..............................................0
Extras (b1, lb3, w5, nb2) ...............................................11
Total (95.5 overs) .......................................................301
Fall cont 270, 270, 279, 301.
Bowling Mohammad Amir 14-3-37-0;
Mohammad Abbas 8-3-62-4; Shadab Khan 31.5-6-80-4;
Asad Shafiq 2-0-5-0; Haris Sohail 7-0-21-0;
Rahat Ali 13-2-53-2; Faheem Ashraf 10-2-39-0.
Pakistanis Second innings
Azhar Ali run out ..........................................................10
Imam ul-Haq not out ....................................................59
Haris Sohail not out ......................................................55
Extras (b8, nb2) ............................................................10
Total (for 1, 27 overs)..................................................134
Fall 14.
Did not bat Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, *?Sarfraz Ahmed,
Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir,
Mohammad Abbas.
Bowling Wade 9-0-43-0; Hutton 4-1-14-0;
Procter 3-0-22-0; Keogh 5-0-31-0; Cobb 6-1-16-0.
Toss Northamptonshire elected to bat.
Umpires MJ Saggers and IN Ramage.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad 146 (KS Williamson 56,
Shakib al-Hasan 35); Royal Challengers Bangalore 141-6
(V Kohli 39). Sunrisers Hyderabad won by five runs
Tennis
ATP/WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Men: First round: D Schwartzman (Arg) bt A Mannarino
(Fr) 6-1 6-3; B Paire (Fr) bt L Pouille (Fr) 6-2 6-3;
D Dzumhur (Bos) bt J Benneteau (Fr) 6-4 6-2; M Raonic
(Can) bt N Kicker (Arg) 6-3 6-2; D Lajovic (Ser) bt
K Khachanov (Rus) 6-3 6-2; F Delbonis (Arg) bt M Zverev
(Ger) 6-1 2-6 7-6 (8-6); N Djokovic (Ser) bt Ki Nishikori
(Jpn) 7-5 6-4; M Kukushkin (Kaz) bt R Carball閟 Baena (Sp)
6-3, 6-2
Women: Second round: C Garcia (Fr) bt P Martic (Cro)
6-3 7-5; M Sharapova (Rus) bt I-C Begu (Rom) 7-5 6-1;
K Mladenovic (Fr) bt Zhang S (Chn) 6-4 4-6 6-3;
C Wozniacki (Den) bt A Barty (Aus) 6-2 4-6 6-4; K Bertens
(Bel) bt A Sevastova (Lat) 6-1, 6-4; J Goerges (Ger) bt
L Arruabarrena (Sp) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Basketball
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE
Western conference play-offs: Semi-finals New Orleans
92 Golden State 118 (Golden State lead best-of-seven series
3-1); Utah 87 Houston 100 (Houston Rockets lead best-ofseven series 3-1).
Sport
In brief
Cricket
County players will
debate Hundred at ECB
County cricketers will get the chance
to debate plans for the new 100-ball
competition with the England
and Wales Cricket Board today.
Player representatives from the
18 counties and senior figures
from the Professional Cricketers?
Association will meet ECB chiefs
at Edgbaston. Since the ECB
unveiled its idea to ditch the popular
Twenty20 format for the flagship
franchise tournament, which
launches in 2020, and replace it with
?The Hundred?, reaction has been
mixed. PA
Figure skating
Medvedeva switches
to work with new coach
The Russian figure skater Evgenia
Medvedeva will switch to working
with the Canadian coach Brian Orser
after she apparently fell out with her
longtime coach. The Olympic silver
medallist confirmed the move on
Monday but said she will continue
to compete for Russia, ending
speculation at home that she was
preparing to change nationality. The
18-year-old Medvedeva had worked
for 11 years with the Russian coach
Eteri Tutberidze. However, their
relationship seems to have soured
recently after another Tutberidze
pupil, Alina Zagitova, beat
Medvedeva to Olympic gold. AP
Equestrianism
Townend apologises for
whip use at Badminton
The world No 1 eventer Oliver
Townend, who was warned over his
misuse of the whip after finishing
second at this year?s Badminton
Horse Trials, has issued an apology.
?Having watched my cross-country
rounds for the first time when I got
home last night, I?m so disappointed
and upset about the way I rode,?
Townend said. ?It didn?t look good
and I don?t want to look like that. I
fully accept the warning I received.
I am aware of my position in the
sport and of my responsibility to
be a suitable role model to younger
people, and I apologise to them. I
love my horses ? I live for them.? The
New Zealander Jonelle Price became
the first woman to win Badminton
since 2007. PA
Fixtures
Football (7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
Swansea City v Southampton
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen v Rangers; Hamilton v St Johnstone; Partick v
Motherwell; Ross County v Dundee
Coupe de France
Final: Les Herbiers v Paris Saint-Germain (8.05pm)
Uefa Under-17 Championship
Group C: Republic of Ireland v Denmark (1pm);
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium (7pm); Group D: Serbia v
Germany (1pm); Netherlands v Spain (7pm)
FA Women?s Super League
Liverpool v Manchester City (7pm)
FA Women?s Super League Two
Durham v Aston Villa (7pm)
Oliver Townend was
warned for misuse of
the whip at Badminton
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Boxing
?My dad
convinced the
IRA to give me
only one bullet
in the leg?
The big interview
Eamonn Magee
Former world champion?s
life has been scarred by
sectarianism and alcohol
but he insists he would
not change a thing
Donald McRae
Sports feature
writer of the yearr
?I
?ve had a beautiful wee life,?
Eamonn Magee says soon
after he has unlocked the
front door in his dressing
gown and cracked open
his first beer of the day just
after 11 on a Monday morning. The
former boxer, who knocked down
Ricky Hatton in 2002 and was a world
champion when he won the WBU
welterweight title, is cut and bruised
from being attacked the night before.
Magee?s left hand is also swollen
with an obviously broken finger
making him wince whenever it
brushes against his can of Carling.
Such pain, however, is fleeting
compared with the deeper hurt that
runs through him in Ardoyne, the
tough Republican enclave of Belfast,
where Magee?s life has been scarred
by violent sectarianism, tragedy
and燼lcoholism.
?I wouldn?t change a thing,?
Magee says as he takes another
slug of warm beer. His battered,
46-year-old face crinkles and
the lump under his left eye looks
even more like a purple mouse
as he echoes: ?I?ve still had a wee
beautiful life.?
Magee is in trouble again because
he and the writer Paul Gibson have
produced a raw and riveting book
which opens like this: ?A book?
Listen, I?ve been beaten with baseball
bats, I?ve had my throat slashed, I?ve
been kidnapped and exiled out of the
country. I?ve been shot twice, I?ve
been in prison and my son?s just been
stabbed to death. Amongst all that,
I was the welterweight champion of
the world while drinking the bar dry
and doing enough coke to kill a small
horse every night. My life?s not a
book. It?s a fucking movie script.?
The book has caused strife and
he says he has been attacked on
successive nights in Ardoyne.
Exception has been taken to
Magee detailing many horrendous
incidents, stretching from
Republican politics and sectarian
violence to drink and drugs, and he
shakes his head when I ask how he
is feeling. ?It?s more embarrassing
when I?m fighting,? he says softly,
licking his cracked lips. ?Last night
I was even talking to him while
defending myself. I?m punching him
and saying: ?Fuck sake, what?s this
about??? Magee waves his bust hand
at me. ?Who do you think came out
the better??
His husky laugh fades. ?What is
it? Pick on Magee week? I?m training
fighters in the gym every day and
one thing annoys me. We?ve got a
new gym on the way and the guys
that own the building don?t want me
near the place. Because of what?s
been in the papers [a tabloid ran a
sensationalised book extract last
weekend], and because of me telling
the truth, they?re scared of people
coming to shoot me dead. They
say: ?What happens if they shoot
somebody else as well???
Will Magee return to the gym?
?I?m busy this week but back next
Monday,? he says, defiantly.
Could someone really walk in
and爏hoot him? ?What?s keeping
them?? Magee says with a dark
chuckle. ?It?s not as if they don?t
know where I live.?
I had felt calm when I took the
call which told me about Magee?s
latest scrap. My mood remained the
same in the cab rumbling through
the familiar streets of Belfast,
passing the old Republican murals
and the high Peace Walls which still
separate Catholic and Protestant
communities. I even felt OK when,
after I rang the bell, two pit bulls
next door leapt at the fence, barking
fiercely. ?They?re wee nippers,?
their爋wner warned as he pulled the
dogs away.
Yet it?s hard to feel serene now.
Each time Magee?s phone interrupts
us, with its Who Let The Dogs Out?
ringtone, I scan his beaten-up face,
?I tried rehab
and I said no,
no, no! You?re
not allowed TV.
You are better
o? in jail?
wondering if it?s a call to tell him a
paramilitary gunman is on his way. I
don?t feel too hopeful at the prospect
of Magee, in his dressing gown, and I
talking our way out of trouble.
?Why the hell would you want to
shoot me?? Magee asks. ?I didn?t do
anything wrong.?
As a way of changing the
subject I point to his beer. He has
been drinking since he was nine
and the book makes clear he is a
high-functioning alcoholic but
does he ever wish he could kick the
bottle? ?I tried rehab,? he eventually
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Republican and had a proper
understanding of what the war was
about. It wasn?t about bothering
Protestants. The war was against
the British army in Ireland. But my
dad was a smashing man. The Brits
imprisoned him in Long Kesh and
the Irish Republicans had a bus
run because in them days people
couldn?t afford anything else. So we
would take the bus up to Long Kesh.
I was a wee nuisance and carried
in letters which we?d written on
cigarette papers. I folded them and
hid them under my tongue.?
Magee opens his mouth to show
me how he did it but, sitting in his
dead father?s house, I?m upset by
his memory of how, once his dad
had fallen out with the IRA and been
banished to England, he snuck back
into Ardoyne and was hidden away
in his attic. Magee, his mum, Isobel,
and his brothers lived in fear of his
dad being discovered. They hid him
in the attic for 18 months ? which
contributed to Magee燬r?s acute
depression and alcoholism.
?I didn?t get over that,? Magee
says. ?My mum would have a wee
drink and dad would sit in there all
night. I?d go in and slip him a tin or a
fag. Nobody ever knew he was there.?
L
says, pausing again with comic
timing before breaking into the
Amy燱inehouse song. ?And I said,
?No, no, no!??
I can?t help laughing with him
before Magee continues. ?I really did
go to rehab and the only thing that
fucked me up was that you?re not
allowed TV. You?re better off doing
six months in jail.?
Beneath all his scars the internal
wounds have not healed. Magee
tells a chilling story of how, during
internment raids in the 1970s, he and
his three brothers would be turned
out of the two beds they shared.
British soldiers marched them
downstairs and they had to kneel,
hands behind their heads, while
their photographs were taken for no
apparent reason.
?Oh fuck, where are we starting??
Magee says as he remembers the
impact that internment, detention
without trial, had in the Troubles.
?My dad was a through-and-through
Portrait by
Paul McErlane/
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ater, when Magee had
become one of the most
accomplished amateur
boxers in Ireland, his
father saved his career.
Magee had joined the
IRA?s youth wing because he loved
the mayhem of rioting but he also
began taking and dealing drugs. An
IRA punishment shooting usually
entailed being shot in the kneecap
or worse but his dad reminded the
paramilitaries that Eamonn was
fighting in the Irish championships.
?If my dad hadn?t stepped in they
were talking about me getting the
six-pack ? elbows, knees and ankles.
But my father convinced them to
only give me one bullet.?
How did Magee feel waiting for
the knock on the door before he took
a bullet in his calf? He shrugs. ?It
had to be dealt with. I knew it was
going to be a flesh wound so hurry
the fuck up. When he took me down
an alleyway I asked: ?What it?s like
getting shot?? He said: ?Like a hot
poker going in your leg.??
Who Let The Dogs Out? thumps
again on cue. Magee shuts down his
phone and I say it?s incredible he still
won the national title a few months
later. ?I won but there was blood
streaming down my leg from the
gunshot wound.?
Magee is a hard and sometimes
violent man but between the ropes he
was a slick southpaw who boxed with
artistry. ?I never bullied anybody in
my life, so you can rephrase that,?
he says quietly when I mention his
violent infamy. ?I went to the gym
because I?m the baby of four and
my brothers all were boxers. After a
couple of years I?d see wee openings.
Bing, bang. Soon as I started learning
how to hit him before he hits me it
was a hell of a lot easier.?
Magee?s best year in the ring
was in 2002 when he knocked out
Jon Thaxton, a very good pro, to
secure a crack at Hatton?s WBU
light-welterweight title. He still
drank six beers every Saturday night
while training. ?It was a wee prize
at the end of the week but I was
well prepared for Thaxton. With the
Hatton camp, life was a party.?
He would drive around town
late at night, visiting bars and
clubs, with Magee v Hatton logos
splashed across his Range Rover.
Three senior IRA men paid him a
visit. ?I don?t know why they gave
me another warning. I wasn?t doing
anything wrong apart from drinking
and driving ? and that?s nothing to
do with the IRA. They told me to
concentrate on training and stop
partying. The main guy shook my
hand and said: ?Best of luck when
you fight Ricky.??
On the night of the fight, Magee
was seen smoking a cigarette outside
the Manchester arena. He smiles
at my bemusement. ?I started
smoking aged 11 so in a fight, at the
end of each round, I?d be coughing
[Magee爄mitates a charming
phlegm-ridden cough]. Whatever
came out of my mouth would have
knocked you out. But a smoke before
a fight opened my lungs.?
It clearly worked in the Hatton
fight because, in round one, Magee
knocked down his celebrated
opponent. ?It was the worst punch I
ever threw because I landed it after
40 seconds. Bam! But he?s 10 years
my junior so of course he?s getting
up when still so fresh. I wish I?d
landed that punch later.?
Hatton sealed a close decision
but Magee won the vacant WBU
welterweight title by beating a
journeyman in Jimmy Vincent in
Magee (left) on the ropes during his
points defeat by Ricky Hatton in 2002
? Eamonn
Magee rests in
hospital after an
attack in 2004
which left him
with a compound
fracture of his
tibia and fibia,
a shattered
knee燼nd a
punctured lung
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December 2003. He retained his
world title until May 2006 but he
only had two fights in that troubled
time. Magee had fallen out with
a respected figure in Republican
circles and, in a gruesome attack
in 2004, his left leg was clubbed to
a pulp. He suffered a compound
fracture of his tibia and fibia, a
shattered knee, and a punctured
lung. They called him the Miracle
Man when he returned to the ring.
Magee?s legs stick out of his
dressing gown and the scars provide
graphic proof of that terrible beating.
?It still gives me pain,? he says,
balancing a beer on his knee as he
studies his left leg. ?The doctor
thought I?d never walk again but I
was in the gym a year later.?
I suggest we go for a walk around
Magee?s neighbourhood. Rather
than waiting inside for a knock on
the door, we will be less exposed to
any stray visitors. Magee agrees but,
first, we remember his son who was
stabbed to death in May 2015 ? by the
jealous ex-husband of his girlfriend.
Eamonn Jr was so different to him,
studying engineering at university
while also boxing, and the grief
becomes too much. Magee starts to
cry, a muffled ache falling from his
mouth as tears roll down his face.
I say how sorry I am and Magee
squeezes my hand only to curse
the pain in his broken finger, before
wiping his eyes. We talk about
his book and, of the title, he says:
?The Lost Soul was beautiful. My
mother called me a lost soul and she
was爎ight.?
Magee goes upstairs to get
dressed. When he returns, wearing
a hat straight out of Peaky Blinders,
he almost looks dapper. The old
fighter sinks the dregs of his beer. We
walk outside and Magee takes me
on a tour of the murals. Afterwards
he hugs me, calling me a gentleman
and a scholar, even if I can?t stay
for a lunchtime drink. Magee lifts
his broken hand in a stately wave
as my taxi drives away. I check my
recording in the back of the cab and
Magee?s ghostly voice echoes again
as we drive through Belfast: ?I?ve
seen things not many people have
seen but if they hadn?t happened I
wouldn?t be the man I am today. So
I wouldn?t change a thing. I?m more
than happy with my wee life.?
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee
by Paul Gibson is available at
www.guardianbookshop.com
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Lancaster slaps
down rumours
of switching
to Harlequins
Robert Kitson
Stuart Lancaster is not interested in
the vacant job at Harlequins and has
ruled out a return to the Aviva Premiership in the immediate future. The
former England head coach wants to
remain involved at Leinster, who face
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Cup final in Bilbao on Saturday.
There has been speculation linking
Lancaster with the Quins role held previously by John Kingston but he is keen
to continue working in Ireland and see
out his contract with the increasingly
powerful Irish province. ?I?ve had no
communication from Quins and I?ve
certainly not proactively put myself
forward for it,? the 48-year-old said.
?One, I am 100% committed here
and two it would be 100% the wrong
thing to do: to start talking about
trying to win something at Leinster
and at the same time be trying to create
opportunities elsewhere. I wouldn?t
even contemplate doing it. For me it?s
all about Leinster.?
Lancaster, whose stewardship of
the English national team ended in
the wake of his squad?s unsuccessful
2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, is
commuting to Dublin from his home
in Leeds but, for now, is not inclined
to pursue a change of scene.
?I will just see how it goes. I enjoyed
working in England and coaching
England; it was a fantastic experience and I have great memories. But,
equally, to come over here, coach in
the Pro14 and Ireland has been fantastic. Whether it [his next job] is in
France, the southern hemisphere or
I stay here for 10 years ? who knows??
Leinster are confident the scrumhalf Luke McGrath will be fit for the
final on Saturday and are also hopeful their international fly-half Joey
Carbery will stay with them rather
than relocate to Ulster. Lancaster,
for one, would prefer that Carbery
Richards? flying Newcastle
produce story of the season
? Stuart Lancaster: ?For me
it?s all about Leinster?
remains a Leinster player alongside
the first-choice No� Johnny Sexton.
?Personally I want to keep working
with Joey. I don?t think we should
change someone?s direction unless
it?s in the interests of the player.?
Super Rugby organisers, meanwhile, insist there is no truth in a report
that more South African teams plan to
quit the southern hemisphere tournament to play in Europe. According
to Wales Online, the Durban-based
Sharks, Johannesburg-based Lions
and Cape Town-based Stormers are
all planning to leave Super Rugby in
the next few years to join the Pro14.
Bloemfontein?s Cheetahs and Port
Elizabeth?s Kings have already joined
the Pro14 after being ejected from
Super Rugby at the end of the 2017
season. There has long been a desire
among South African sides to play
games in a more convenient time zone.
But Sanzaar?s chief executive, Andy
Marinos, said: ?Any talk of a change
to the stakeholder relationship and
partners withdrawing, creation of new
teams in new markets and so-called
trans-Tasman competitions is speculation and simply wrong.?
his surroundings but he has given
his side a freedom to play and some
conviction. He recruited well and
the signs are promising.
Verdict Lifting the Challenge Cup
against Cardiff on Friday would be
tangible evidence of progress. GM
Sale
Exeter shine without setting
hearts racing and Wasps
move sideways, while Saints
su?er repeat indignities
Exeter
Final league position 1st
Champions last season when they
finished second behind Wasps,
they have topped the table for the
first time having been the most
consistent team. They suffered only
a minor wobble in the Premiership,
surprisingly losing at home to
Worcester but failed to make the
knockout stage of the European
Champions Cup having been
grouped with Leinster. There is no
team in England better at retaining
possession than Exeter, who are
rarely in panic mode, but they are
stripped of romance.
Verdict Set for the grandest of finals
against Saracens. Paul Rees
Saracens
Final league position 2nd
There was a point in the season
when Saracens, the pre-eminent
club in England this decade, looked
like slipping out of the top four.
They lost three Premiership matches
in a row at the end of last year
with consecutive Champions Cup
defeats to Clermont Auvergne in
between, their squad depth reduced
by international calls and injuries.
They lost their European crown at
Leinster and they look more fallible
than they have been for some time
but they still take some beating.
Danny Cipriani
has been in fine
form for Wasps
And next year their Lions will have a
louder roar.
Verdict Still the standard bearers. PR
Wasps
Final league position 3rd
They can point to two reasons why
they have not booked a home
semi-final, as was the case last
year. Their tendency to build a
comfortable lead and then let
teams back into the match has
been remarkable in its consistency,
and while all sides have been hit
by injuries, they were particularly
so in late September and early
October. With Danny Cipriani,
Willie le Roux and Christian Wade
all shining, their backs were superb
but they look a big lump or two
short up front. Recent rumblings
of discontent only add to the sense
the next chapter in Wasps? history
will be a significant one. Stopping
Saracens in the semi-final would
appear beyond them.
Verdict If not a major step backwards,
certainly sideways. The Premiership
title would be a huge ask for a
team so accommodating in defence.
Gerard Meagher
Newcastle
Thomas Waldrom stops
for a picture with a fan
in Exeter?s bright season
Final league position 4th
A remarkable achievement to reach
the play-offs and Dean Richards
and his coaching staff deserve all
the plaudits they receive. Richards
has recruited shrewdly and instilled
belief and while Exeter may
prove too strong, they will give it
an almighty crack at Sandy Park
and their away form has been a
significant part of their success. The
victories over Sale and Leicester, to
book a last-four spot, summed up
their season and we can only hope
Richards is given the finances to
sustain Newcastle?s development.
Verdict The story of the season ? if
they can make it to Twickenham it
will be one for the ages. GM
Leicester
Final league position 5th
Finishing outside the play-offs
for the first time since 2004 is
not good enough for a club of
Leicester?s pedigree. It would have
helped had Ben Youngs, George
Ford, Matt Toomua, Manu Tuilagi,
Jonny May and Telusa Veainu been
simultaneously fit and available but
Leicester seldom had the dominant
forward platform which was their
trademark. Mark Bakewell?s arrival
as the forwards coach brought an
improvement there but they are not
even the best team in the Midlands.
Verdict Nothing to write home about.
Robert Kitson
Bath
Final league position 6th
Nine tries against already-relegated
London Irish on the final weekend
could not disguise another season of
mediocrity. Todd Blackadder argues
injuries played a part but, as he
concedes, ?we all know we will have
to do better next season?. The fact
remains Bath have made the playoffs only once in the past eight years,
while the decision not to renew the
faithful Matt Banahan?s contract is a
head scratcher.
Verdict Still less than the sum of their
expensive parts. RK
Final league position 8th
The Sharks are on the up and will be
disappointed to have missed out on
Champions Cup qualification. The
shrewd recruitment of Jono Ross
and Faf de Klerk made a difference
and there are some highly talented
academy players emerging. Must
produce their tough-to-beat home
form more often away; three defeats
in their opening four league games
did not help either.
Verdict Deflating finish to an
encouraging campaign. RK
Northampton
Final league position 9th
Uncanny similarities with Quins:
Premiership champions since return
from relegation then a gradual,
remorseless slide. Every season
since 2011, Saints have suffered at
least one humiliation. This season
they have come thick and fast,
starting on day one. Even then they
managed somehow to reach the top
of the table by the end of September.
By Christmas they were tenth and
Jim Mallinder had gone.
Verdict New start desperately
required and they?ll get one with
Chris Boyd. Michael Aylwin
Harlequins
Final league position 10th
In October, the now departed John
Kingston claimed he had 28 players
unavailable after a home win against
cester that moved Quins b
Worcester
briefly
Gloucester
Final league position 7th
Three heavy defeats in their final
four matches ended any hope of
reaching the play-offs but this may
prove the season where they stirred.
It must be remembered Johan
Ackermann arrived on the eve of the
season with barely time to discover
Dylan Hartley has
endured a struggle
at Northampton
Dean Richards has
instilled belief in his
Newcastle Falcons side
into third. On Saturday, the number
was 20 after a fifth defeat in a row
condemned them to tenth. It has
been a season of horror for Quins.
Presumably those absentee figures
include every last body eligible to
lace a boot but even by the standards
of this season of injuries it represents
extenuating circumstances.
Verdict Ravaged by injury but their
worst finish since relegation in 2012.
MA
Worcester
Final league position 11th
Will be favourites for relegation
next season but don?t be surprised
if they avoid it. On the field, they
play with increasing confidence and
will be bolstered by astute signings,
particularly among the backs, who
should be as deadly as any. Their
problems lie off the field. If English
rugby is unsustainable, Worcester
are as shocking an example as any,
their losses ballooning to over �
in the year to June 2017. They remain
up for sale.
Verdict Could become everyone?s
second favourite team, if they
continue to exist. MA
London Irish
Final league position 12th
Their return to the Premiership
started with a bonus point victory
over Harlequins at Twickenham
but it proved only a portent for
the latter. Irish had a (slightly)
stronger squad than when they
were relegated in 2016 but found
themselves further behind. It
was an achievement to keep the
relegation issue alive until the
penultimate weekend but if they
are to have a future in the top
flight, regardless of the debate
over relegation, they need to find a
ground that will provide income on
non-match days.
Verdict: Their future hinges on where,
rather than how, they play. PR
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Championship title-winning team
through the Wolverhampton streets
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Neves insists
he will stay
with Wolves
in top flight
R鷅en Neves is looking forward to
playing for Wolves in the Premier
League, as speculation mounts over
his future. The midfielder, who was
signed from Porto last summer for
�.8m, has been outstanding as
Nuno Esp韗ito Santo?s side swept to
the Championship title.
Neves?s performances and his knack
for scoring spectacular goals have
reportedly brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Manchester United
and other clubs.
The 21-year-old is happy at
Molineux and looking forward to playing in the top flight. ?I came here to
help the club and the club has helped
me as well,? Neves said while aboard
a bus on the club?s promotion parade.
?I think we achieved all our goals,
as an individual and as a team. It is
normal as big clubs see our work, not
just me but all the boys, but I am really
happy here. I want to stay and I want
to enjoy the Premier League with this
fantastic club.?
Neves?s words will delight Wolves
fans, thousands of whom lined the
city?s streets yesterday to celebrate
with the team as they travelled
through Wolverhampton on two
open-top buses to West Park where
they were greeted by around 30,000
supporters.
Nuno thanked the supporters for
the part they had played in helping
Wolves win promotion back to the Premier League after a six-year absence.
?It?s fantastic, fantastic. And I thank
them so much,? he told Sky Sports
News. ?You get emotional when you
look back at all the support they gave
us, all over the country. The connection between the fans and the team
really helped us achieve what we did.
It?s special, it means a lot.?
Given the way they have won the
Championship title and the backing
Nuno is expected to receive from the
owners, many anticipate that Wolves
will not only survive but thrive next
season.
The defender Conor Coady admits
the future looks bright. ?It?s so exciting
and you just want to be a part of it, part
of this rollercoaster. The owners have
been incredible since they came in and
it?s so refreshing when you see people
who want to invest.?
He added: ?They?ve taken it to the
next level with the manager and we
want to keep on building. It?s going to
be tough next season and we want to
do well and kick on.? PA
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City Stadium
after his team
achieved
automatic
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day after Stoke,
a team who used
to revel in their
status as爑npopular
underdogs, were
relegated from the
Premier League, it was fitting that
Cardiff sealed promotion.
Most seasons the Championship
throws up an unexpected
success story, a team who scrap
their way towards the top of
the table as everyone waits
for the bubble to burst. Last
season it was Huddersfield and
Reading, the season before that
Sheffield燱ednesday.
This time it has been Cardiff but,
while the teams in previous years
have managed to cling on and claim
a play-off place, the Bluebirds are
up automatically, trailing only the
juggernaut of Wolves. A decent
season for Cardiff would have been
a top-half finish. Top six looked
achievable but very ambitious. This
has been utterly extraordinary.
And in a way it is all thanks to
the Rotherham chairman, Tony
Stewart. At the start of 2016 Neil
Warnock, his enthusiasm for
the game dimmed and his mind
elsewhere after his wife, Sharon,
was diagnosed with cancer,
was not looking to get back into
management. He was invited to a
Rotherham game and persuaded by
Stewart to take over and save them
from relegation. He achieved that
but, more importantly for Cardiff, it
reignited his taste for management
and, more specifically, for an eighth
promotion, something no other
manager has done.
Warnock excels in
bringing together
jigsaw pieces that do
not fit and making
sense of them
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Cardiff are the fourth club
Warnock has taken to the top flight,
something else no other manager
has done. While it is always handy
to take what the 69-year-old says
with a pinch of salt, given his team
were second-bottom when he took
over last season, one can believe
it when he says this is his greatest
achievement ?by an absolute mile?.
They finished the season on
90 points, three more than when
they were last promoted in 2013.
That year it was enough to win
the Championship. It is also their
highest tally since three points for
a win was introduced in 1981, the
second-highest in history if the 1947
Division Three South winners? total
is adjusted accordingly.
It is all the more remarkable
considering the teams above
whom Cardiff have finished.
Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and
Fulham all have the financial means
to augment their squads with
Premier League quality. Cardiff
have spent money ? Gary Madine
cost them � in January ? but their
success has not been based on it.
Their best performers have
essentially been reclamation
projects, unpolished gems and
those unwanted elsewhere. Junior
Hoilett was signed on a free transfer,
as was Sol Bamba. Sean Morrison
was discarded by Reading four
years ago. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
was signed from Rochdale. The
goalkeeper Neil Etheridge came in
from Walsall.燙allum Paterson was
bought as a right-back but converted
into a midfielder.
This has been the source of
Warnock?s strength this season
and down the years. He excels in
bringing together jigsaw pieces
that do not fit and making sense of
them. It has been one of the most
extraordinary examples in recent
years of making a team more than
the sum of its parts.
W
arnock?s
methods are
not especially
complicated,
broadly based
on team spirit
and bonding, and an underrated
aspect of it is how he has managed
the expectations placed on them.
When promotion started to look
plausible, then likely, with pressure
theoretically growing, Warnock
emphasised that, even if they had to
go through the play-offs, it did not
matter too much because they had
already had a great season.
Then there is their rather
straightforward style of play.
What constitutes entertaining
football is entirely subjective and
the unattractiveness of Cardiff ?s
football has been exaggerated by
some. They do have ball-players
in their team and will almost
certainly buy some more but they
are not a side who will win prizes
for燼esthetics.
Only Burton, who were relegated,
Bolton and Millwall had a lower
possession rate. No one played
fewer passes, no one completed
fewer passes and no one played
fewer passes in the opposition
half. No one won more aerial duels,
no one had more efforts on goal
from set pieces and only Bolton
committed more fouls. In short,
a Premier League fan unfamiliar
with Cardiff should not expect to
like爐hem.
The question is whether Cardiff
can translate this success to the top
flight. Their style of play should not
be a problem in that respect: it is not
a million miles away from Burnley?s,
whose achievements Warnock has
said he would like to emulate.
For now this is a good enough
achievement. As an image to sum up
how extraordinary this promotion
is, consider the sight of Vincent
Tan, formerly one of the most hated
owners in football, being carried
shoulder high by Cardiff fans
after the 0-0 draw with Reading
that confirmed their promotion
on Sunday. Cardiff in the Premier
League could well be rather fun.
?I was about a week
away from going back
to the Philippines?
Neil Etheridge, the Cardi?
goalkeeper, tells of his pride
at helping win promotion and
how close he was to giving up
Stuart James
F
rom turning out for
non-league Leatherhead
to being released by
Fulham, sleeping on a
friend?s couch at Oldham
and dipping into his
own pocket to train at Charlton
Neil Etheridge?s journey to the
Premier League has taken him on a
roundabout route that also includes
racking up thousands of air miles
travelling back and forth to the
Philippines, where his status as the
country?s most famous footballer
has just been rubber-stamped.
It is an inspirational story that
Etheridge tells as he sits on a stage
in Cardiff ?s press room, still wearing
his green goalkeeper?s shirt, basking
in the glow of their promotion
from the Championship while also
reflecting on the day when he was
ready to give up on the dream of
carving out a career in the Football
League. ?I sold my house and I sold
my cars and I was about a week away
from going back to the Philippines,?
says燛theridge, who was born in
Enfield to an English father and a
Filipino mother.
The year was 2014 and Etheridge
had been out of work for five
months after being released by
Fulham, where he made only one
appearance, in a Europa League
game under Martin Jol, after joining
the club as a teenager from Chelsea.
Asked what he did during that time
Made in Manila
Having represented England
Under-16s, Neil Etheridge initially
rejected the opportunity to play
for the Philippines but was later
persuaded to change his mind by
former Chelsea team-mate Phil
Younghusband. He and older brother
James now play for Davao Aguilas
in the top flight of the Philippines
league, along with Adam Reed ? a
former Sunderland youth product
who moved to the country in 2016
and is now a full international.
They are not the only members
of the current Azkals squad to
have been born in Europe, with the
midfield brothers Manuel and Mike
Ott having grown up in Germany and
the defender Junior Mu駉z hailing
from Haarlem in the Netherlands.
Rob Gier, the former Wimbledon and
Cambridge defender who retired in
2016, won more than 60 caps for the
Philippines after making his debut in
the Asian Cup in 2009.
Etheridge kept
19 clean sheets
this season
without a club, Etheridge replies:
?Paid for myself to train at Charlton.
I was close to the goalkeeping coach
there, so I just trained as hard as
I燾ould and waited. That time is all
in爐he past now but it will never
leave me because it?s made me who
I燼m today.?
In October of that year, with
patience running out and his bags
packed, Etheridge received a call
from out of the blue that put his
flight to the Philippines on hold.
?I爂ot offered a short-term contract
at Oldham, to sit on the bench,?
says燛theridge, whose only game
for爐he club was in the Johnstone?s
Paint Trophy against Preston. ?I was
living on my mate?s sofa while I was
there. But that?s what you?ve got to
do to get by.?
A few days after the Preston
match, Charlton asked to take
Etheridge on loan and he was back
at the Valley, where he broke into
the first-team in December but was
unable to hold down the No�spot
and was let go at the end of the
season in what was starting to sound
like a familiar tale. Etheridge was 25
and, when he signed for Walsall in
the summer of 2015, he had far more
international caps to his name than
league appearances.
Yet that move to Walsall proved
to be the making of him as he got
to play regular first-team football,
clocking up close to 100 games over
the next two years and prompting
Neil Warnock to sign him on a
free transfer in the summer in
what turned out to be another
piece of astute business from the
Cardiff爉anager.
?The manager brought in players
that were hungry and had a point
to prove,? Etheridge says. ?And
they are players who believe in his
philosophy, which is a winning way.
I think he?ll admit himself that we
don?t always play the prettiest but
we come out with results.?
With 19 clean sheets Etheridge has
enjoyed an excellent season and
won over those Cardiff supporters
who wondered whether he was up
to the job. ?It wouldn?t be football
unless you had critics. There are
always going to be doubters and
people that will question you as
a player but you?ve just got to get
through it. It?s been a fantastic
season for me. I?m still learning
and I?m definitely not the finished
article爕et.?
Etheridge makes a point of
saying he feels a debt of gratitude
to Warnock not only for signing
him but also for ?sticking by me
throughout the season?, and he goes
on to talk about how the manager
?has got every player in the dressing
room believing in him?. Even when
Cardiff had a wobble over the festive
period, losing four consecutive
games, Etheridge says Warnock
remained positive.
W
arnock has
already
predicted, with
a smile, that
Cardiff will be
favourites to be
relegated once the fixtures come
out, and it is a measure of how their
prospects are viewed that the first
question Etheridge was asked when
he pulled up a chair after winning
promotion was whether he is going
to be the busiest goalkeeper in the
Premier League next season. Not
that Etheridge is bothered about
any negative vibes on the back of
what has been a landmark season
for club and country, with Cardiff ?s
promotion following hot on the
heels of the Philippines qualifying
for the Asian Cup in March.
Asked whether he is now the
most renowned footballer from the
Philippines, which is a country that
pays far greater attention to sports
such as boxing, basketball and
billiards than football, Etheridge
laughs and says: ?I?d like to think
so, yeah. It?s creating history�...營?m
very proud of my national team,
we?ve got to the Asian Cup for the
first time and I?m the first south-east
Asian player to get promoted and,
hopefully, to play in the Premier
League next season.?
Elite aspirations
Wolves (C)
Cardiff (P)
Fulham
Aston Villa
Middlesbrough
Derby
Preston
Millwall
Brentford
Sheffield Utd
Bristol City
Ipswich
Leeds
Norwich
Sheffield Wed
QPR
Nottingham Forest
Hull
Birmingham
Reading
Bolton
Barnsley (R)
Burton Albion (R)
Sunderland (R)
P
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
Play-off fixtures
Friday 11 May
Saturday 12 May
Monday 14 May
Tuesday 15 May
Saturday 26 May
W
30
27
25
24
22
20
19
19
18
20
17
17
17
15
14
15
15
11
13
10
10
9
10
7
D
9
9
13
11
10
15
16
15
15
9
16
9
9
15
15
11
8
16
7
14
13
14
11
16
L
7
10
8
11
14
11
11
12
13
17
13
20
20
16
17
20
23
19
26
22
23
23
25
23
F
82
69
79
72
67
70
57
56
62
62
67
57
59
49
59
58
51
70
38
48
39
48
38
52
A
39
39
46
42
45
48
46
45
52
55
58
60
64
60
60
70
65
70
68
70
74
72
81
80
GD
+43
+30
+33
+30
+22
+22
+11
+11
+10
+7
+9
-3
-5
-11
-1
-12
-14
0
-30
-22
-35
-24
-43
-28
Pts
99
90
88
83
76
75
73
72
69
69
67
60
60
60
57
56
53
49
46
44
43
41
41
37
Derby v Fulham
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Fulham v Derby
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Final (Wembley)
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The one
that got
away from
Swansea
Swansea?s
Jordan Ayew
rues a missed
chance
during their
1-0 defeat
against
Bournemouth
on Saturday
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clearly would have helped our
situation. But it is still very much in
our hands. We will get this out of our
system and go again.?
Swansea have picked up two
points from their past seven games,
sucking them back into the bottom
three in the final week of the season.
The victories have dried up, and
so have those colourful Carvalhal
metaphors, amid a frustrating run
during which Swansea have scored
only twice and, in the eyes of the
fans who chanted ?attack, attack,
attack? during the second half at
Bournemouth on Saturday, played
far too many matches with the
handbrake on.
Carvalhal bristles at any criticism
of his tactical approach or Swansea?s
form, insisting nothing has changed
other than more difficult fixtures
since that terrific run of results that
followed his appointment at the
end爋f December.
The former Sheffield Wednesday
manager also continues to come
across as overly relaxed and
confident, so much so that he
was asked after the defeat at
Bournemouth whether he needs to
find a way to get his own positive
demeanour and messages across to
his squad. ?I believe in myself and
I燽elieve in my players,? he said.
?My target is to try to get them to
believe in themselves and believe
in their colleagues. These are the
things that we must do. I would be
talking in a completely different
way if, for example, we had to win
[against Southampton] and had to
wait for two or three results. This is
Mario Lemina?s
hamstring trouble
could be a headache
for Mark Hughes
something really bad. When it is in
your hands to do it, let?s do it. And
I燽elieve we can do it.?
With Swansea?s final game of the
season at home against relegated
Stoke, a draw against Southampton
would not be disastrous. A defeat,
however, would leave Swansea
hanging on to their Premier League
status and pinning their hopes on
b
beating Stoke and Huddersfield
losing their final two matches,
against Chelsea away tomorrow and
Arsenal at home on the final day, in
order to pip David Wagner?s side on
goal difference.
Southampton host Manchester
City in their last game, which makes,
on the face of it, the Swansea match
all the more important. ?Everybody
is writing off the Man City game in
terms of what we can take out of
that. We are not and we won?t allow
that,? Hughes said. ?We will try our
utmost to get something out of that
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Late blow
is hard
to爐ake
for燬aints
Wesley
Hoedt is left
distraught
after
Everton?s
late equaliser
robbed
Southampton
of victory
51
Giroud hoping late-season
experience can help Chelsea
Dominic Fifield
PAUL CURRIE/REX/
SHUTTERSTOCK
Chelsea go into their final two games
of the season convinced they can
still pluck a top-four finish from a
turbulent campaign, with Olivier
Giroud pointing to his experience of
mustering late surges at Arsenal as
cause for optimism.
The forward?s goal was enough
to defeat third-placed Liverpool on
Sunday and extend Chelsea?s winning
run to four matches.
Antonio Conte intends to freshen
up his lineup against Huddersfield at
Stamford Bridge tomorrow, potentially offering 羖varo Morata a route
back into the team after injury. A win
would put Chelsea level on points with
the European Cup finalists with one
game to play.
Chelsea have also taken heart from
Contract clause
puts Lambert?s
future with
Stoke in doubt
Stuart James
Paul Lambert?s future as Stoke?s
manager is unclear because of a
two-way break clause in his contract
that gives either party the opportunity
to terminate their agreement at the
end of June. Although Lambert signed
a two-and-a-half-year contract when
he was appointed as Mark Hughes?s
successor in January, it has emerged
that the clause was inserted to give the
manager and the club some protection
Football
In brief
game as well. But clearly when you
are in this situation you want to be
able to damage the teams around
you, and Swansea are very much the
team we have to damage.?
The motivation for Swansea will
How they stand
P W D L F A GD Pts
Huddersfield 36 9 9 18 27 56 -29 36
Southampton 36 6 15 15 36 55 -19 33
Swansea
36 8 9 19 27 53 -26 33
West Brom
37 6 13 18 31 54 -23 31
Stoke (R)
37 6 12 19 33 67 -34 30
Permutations
Victory for either Swansea or Southampton
would relegate West Brom tonight, while
a draw would mean all three sides face
the threat of going down on the final day.
Huddersfield can ensure they will be in the
Premier League next season with two more
points from their remaining games against
Chelsea and Arsenal.
be exactly the same on an evening
when Carvalhal?s players must
feed off the energy of the home
supporters while retaining their
composure and concentration.
?We爉ust have emotional control
and we must act and do the proper
things. Not to make mistakes. This
is the way,? Carvalhal said. ?It is not
a time [for me] to scream. It is a time
to be focused.?
Southampton will have to make at
least one, and possibly two, changes
given Maya Yoshida is suspended
after being sent off at Everton and
Mario Lemina was withdrawn
with a hamstring injury in that
1-1 draw. The main decision for
Carvalhal revolves around whether
to persevere with five at the back or
set up more offensively and take the
view that fortune favours the brave.
Either way, there is no escaping
that it is approaching do-or-die time
for both clubs.
Arsenal
謟il set for World Cup
despite back injury
Mesut 謟il is confident he will
recover in time from a back injury
to be available for Germany in the
World Cup. 謟il was left out of
Arsenal?s squad for the 5-0 win
against Burnley on Sunday and is
set to miss Arsenal?s remaining two
matches, against Leicester and
Huddersfield, with the injury. ?It?s a
pity I missed yesterday?s match with
my back injury,? the 29-year-old
wrote on Twitter. ?It?ll need some
time but I?m sure I?ll fully recover in
time for the World Cup. Once again
I?d like to thank our boss. It was an
honour playing for you, Monsieur
Wenger! Thanks for all the memories
we shared together.? AP
fourth-placed Tottenham?s recent
dip, with Mauricio Pochettino?s team
having won once in their past four
league games.
?They lost this weekend, so it gives
us a bit more energy and hope, so that?s
why we want to fight to the end,? said
Giroud, who has scored four goals in
five games having impressed since his
�m transfer from Arsenal in January.
?I hope I can be the lucky charm
for the Champions League race in the
? Olivier Giroud says Chelsea have
renewed energy and hope
final爏print. We don?t have it in our
hands but I have experience about
these kind of end-of-season situations.
We need to give everything and wait
for the other results. I?m confident
because if we play with that kind of
mentality we can have nice things.?
There could be a recall tomorrow
for the Danish centre-back Andreas
Christensen against Huddersfield,
who are three points above the
relegation zone after a goalless but
impressive draw at Manchester City
on Sunday, and Willian is also likely to
start, with Conte wary also of the trip
to Newcastle on the final day.
?It does not only depend on us but
we will play, hopefully win, and then
see the results Tottenham and Liverpool can get,? Eden Hazard said. ?We
will just give everything.
?Beating Liverpool was a massive
result. Now the target is just to win
and be in the top four at the end of the
season and, if we play like this the last
three games, we can have something
special at the end of the season.
?Let?s hope for something big. We
all work together and when we play the
kind of game we did against Liverpool
it is a good feeling.?
and flexibility come the end of the
season.
With Stoke now beginning to prepare for life in the Championship after
they were relegated from the Premier
League on Saturday, the clause in
Lambert?s contract ? he had a similar
agreement in place during his time at
Blackburn and Wolves ? feels more
significant and could be activated in
the near future.
Stoke had indicated that Lambert
was likely to remain as manager
irrespective of relegation, with senior
figures at the club initially impressed
by the way the 48-year-old had
managed to get the most out of the
players at his disposal and tried to
instil some discipline in the squad.
But their season tailed off badly, with
the 2-1 home defeat against Crystal
Palace ending Stoke?s 10-year stay in
the Premier League and extending
the winless run under Lambert to 13
matches.
Lambert has suggested since the
defeat by Palace that he would like to
be given the opportunity to continue
as manager and have the chance to
lead Stoke back into the Premier
League ? something he achieved with
Norwich ? but no definitive decision
has been made on that front, with the
club still coming to terms with爐he
blow of losing their Premier League
status.
The break-clause means there
would be no substantial financial cost
to Stoke if they decided to cut Lambert
loose and look in a different direction.
Bayern Munich
?We?re爒ery pleased that Franck is
staying with us,? the Bayern sporting
director, Hasan Salihamidzic, said
in燼爏tatement. ?I?m very happy that
I?ll get to play for this great club for
another year,? said Rib閞y. ?Munich
has long since become home for me
and my family.? Reuters
Rib閞y signs up
for another season
Franck Rib閞y has signed a one-year
contract extension keeping him at
Bayern Munich until the end of next
season. The 35-year-old Frenchman
joined Bayern in 2007 but would
have been out of contract at the
end of this season. Rib閞y scored
five goals in 19 league appearances
to win his eighth Bundesliga title.
Mesut 謟il is sure he will
overcome a back injury
in time for the World Cup
? Paul Lambert was unable to halt
Stoke?s slide out of the Premier League
Bolton Wanderers
Little hands wallet over
amid last-day drama
Mark Little almost paid a high price
for his generosity after Bolton?s
last-day win over Nottingham燜orest
on Sunday. After the dramatic 3-2
win secured their Championship
status for next season Little gave his
jacket away to a fan before realising
his爓allet and wedding ring were
still in the pockets. The former
Peterborough and Bristol City
right-back posted a message on
Twitter after the match, pleading for
the fan to return them ? and was
grateful to be reunited with the
missing items. PA
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Risky move
Hiring Gerrard
is an act of pure
guesswork
by Rangers
Staying put
Lancaster rules
es
himself out
of taking overr
at Harlequins
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? I?ve had a
beautiful life
Eamonn Magee on
boxing, booze and
being shot by the IRA
PAUL MCERLANE/GUARDIAN
The Donald McRae
interview Page 44 Hughes calls for calm in
the relegation furnace
The showdown for
Premier League survival
between Southampton
and Swansea could be
won in the mind
Stuart James
C
arlos Carvalhal stressed
the need for emotional
control from Swansea
and Mark Hughes was
preaching a similar
message when he talked
about calmness being the key for
Southampton, although playing the
game and not the occasion promises
to be easier said than done at the
Liberty Stadium tonight in what is
essentially a relegation play-off.
Level on points with only two
matches remaining, Swansea and
Southampton meet in a survival
showdown that promises to make
for captivating viewing for the
neutral as both clubs chase the
victory that would put them within
touching distance of safety. It will be
a match riddled with tension and,
according to both managers, played
in the mind as much as with the ball.
?You have got to deal with
pressure,? Hughes said. ?You have
got to think clearly. Obviously, when
things are flying around, you have
to try to do the right things and you
have to take your chances when you
create them.?
Southampton, by virtue of their
superior goal difference, have
?I believe in
myself and
I believe in
my players.
I believe we
can do it?
Carlos
Carvahal
?We are
not down in
confidence
and how
we are
playing?
Mark
Hughes
their noses in front and also have
some momentum after taking
four points from their past two
games to overhaul Swansea, even
if they departed Goodison Park
feeling bitterly disappointed after
conceding an equaliser against
Everton in the sixth minute of
added爐ime.
?We just mustn?t allow ourselves
to be deflated by what?s ahead of us
and what?s just occurred,? Hughes
said. ?We played well. We are not
down, in terms of confidence and
in terms of how we are playing. We
were damaged because we got so
close to getting a significant result
and a significant victory, which
Continued on page 50
Clark c Ackermann b Parkinson ...................................25
*PD Collingwood c Ackermann b Griffiths......................15
MJ Richardson c Dexter b Griffiths...................................0
?SW Poynter lbw b Griffiths ..........................................13
WJ Weighell b Griffiths..................................................38
NJ Rimmington c Horton b Griffiths ................................0
BJ McCarthy c & b Ackermann .......................................16
C Rushworth not out ......................................................2
Extras (b18, lb8, nb14) .................................................40
Total (129.4 overs) .....................................................403
Fall cont 265, 309, 323, 325, 330, 345, 345, 386.
Bowling Aaron 22-0-102-0; Raine 31-7-71-1;
Griffiths 21.4-6-49-6; Dexter 14-3-41-0; Parkinson
37-12-101-2; Carberry 2-0-7-0; Ackermann 2-0-6-1.
Leicestershire Second innings
*MA Carberry lbw b Weighell ........................................22
PJ Horton c Collingwood b Rushworth ..............................9
CN Ackermann lbw b Rushworth .....................................5
MJ Cosgrove c Smith b Weighell ....................................10
?LJ Hill lbw b Rushworth .................................................5
NJ Dexter b Weighell .....................................................21
EJ Eckersley c Poynter b Weighell ..................................15
BA Raine c Markram b Weighell ........................................4
CF Parkinson c Rimmington b Weighell ............................4
GT Griffiths not out ........................................................1
VR Aaron lbw b Weighell .................................................0
Extras (b1, lb4)...............................................................5
Total (29.5 overs) .......................................................101
Fall 19, 29, 40, 47, 61, 79, 95, 100, 101.
Bowling Rushworth 7.2-4-12-3; Rimmington 7-0-31-0;
Weighell 9.5-1-32-7; Smith 3.4-1-7-0;
McCarthy 2-0-14-0.
Toss Durham elected to field.
Umpires NL Bainton and PR Pollard.
Sussex v Middlesex
Hove Sussex (22pts) beat Middlesex (4) by three wickets.
Middlesex First innings 230 (MDE Holden 84no;
OE Robinson 7-58).
Sussex First innings 323 (HZ Finch 103, OE Robinson 52;
JAR Harris 5-86).
Middlesex Second innings 322 (DJ Malan 119,
NRT Gubbins 107; DR Briggs 4-70, D Wiese 4-70).
Sussex Second innings (overnight 35-2)
S van Zyl c Robson b Cartwright .....................................45
DR Briggs c Cartwright b Rayner ....................................39
HZ Finch c Simpson b Harris...........................................11
LJ Wright c & b Cartwright...............................................0
*?BC Brown not out .....................................................65
MGK Burgess lbw b Malan .............................................22
OE Robinson not out ....................................................10
Extras (b8, lb6, w2, nb2) ...............................................18
Total (for 7, 73.3 overs)...............................................232
Fall cont 113, 125, 125, 128, 215.
Did not bat D Wiese, GHS Garton.
Bowling Murtagh 13-4-24-0; Harris 19.3-3-74-3;
Rayner 20-6-51-1; Barber 10-1-37-0;
Cartwright 7-2-17-2; Malan 4-0-15-1.
Toss Middlesex electe to bat.
Umpires J Blades and DJ Millns.
P
Warwickshire
3
Sussex
4
Kent
3
Derbyshire
3
Glamorgan
3
Middlesex
4
Gloucestershire 3
Leicestershire
3
Durham
3
Northamptonshire3
W
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
L
0
0
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
D
1
3
0
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Bat Bowl
9
9
10 10
0
9
7
8
3
9
2 10
1
7
10
7
0
5
0
5
Pts
55
51
41
36
33
33
29
27
26
10
TOUR MATCH (final day of four)
Northamptonshire v Pakistanis
Northampton Pakistanis beat Northamptonshire by nine
wickets.
Northamptonshire First innings 259 (AM Rossington 90;
Shadab Khan 6-77)
Pakistanis First innings 428 (Asad Shafiq 186no,
Haris Sohail 79, Babar Azam 57; SP Crook 4-89;
RI Keogh 4-111).
no eye-catching runs for Mark
Stoneman, lbw for 20. It was the first
time Worcestershire had avoided
defeat this season.
At Hove Sussex managed a
finger-nibbling run chase, to
beat Middlesex by three wickets
just before tea. Runs came from
Stiaan爒an燴yl (45) and an unbeaten
65 from the wicketkeeper Ben
Brown, who steadied the ship after
Sussex lost four for 15. It is Sussex?s
first victory under their head coach,
Jason Gillespie.
On a drama-heavy day at
the Riverside Durham beat
Leicestershire against the odds
and the clock and won for the first
time in their history after following
on. At lunch the game had seemed
destined for a draw, until Gavin
Griffiths took five wickets in 24 balls
as Durham collapsed from 323 for
three to 345 for eight.
A precious 38 from James
Weighell eked out valuable runs to
give Leicestershire a target of 148
from 46 overs. Leicestershire were
bowled out for 101 with a first-classbest seven for 32 ? and an afternoon
to remember ? for Weighell.
In the tour match the Pakistanis
made 134 for one to beat
Northamptonshire by nine wickets
after Northants were bowled out for
301; Mohammad Abbas took four for
62 and Shadab Khan four爁or 80.
Northamptonshire Second innings (overnight 240-5)
*RI Newton lbw b Mohammad Abbas ...........................118
RI Keogh b Mohammad Abbas ........................................23
SP Crook lbw b Mohammad Abbas....................................0
R Vasconcelos not out ..................................................24
BA Hutton lbw b Shadab Khan..........................................6
G Wade lbw b Shadab Khan ..............................................0
Extras (b1, lb3, w5, nb2) ...............................................11
Total (95.5 overs) .......................................................301
Fall cont 270, 270, 279, 301.
Bowling Mohammad Amir 14-3-37-0;
Mohammad Abbas 8-3-62-4; Shadab Khan 31.5-6-80-4;
Asad Shafiq 2-0-5-0; Haris Sohail 7-0-21-0;
Rahat Ali 13-2-53-2; Faheem Ashraf 10-2-39-0.
Pakistanis Second innings
Azhar Ali run out ..........................................................10
Imam ul-Haq not out ....................................................59
Haris Sohail not out ......................................................55
Extras (b8, nb2) ............................................................10
Total (for 1, 27 overs)..................................................134
Fall 14.
Did not bat Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, *?Sarfraz Ahmed,
Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir,
Mohammad Abbas.
Bowling Wade 9-0-43-0; Hutton 4-1-14-0;
Procter 3-0-22-0; Keogh 5-0-31-0; Cobb 6-1-16-0.
Toss Northamptonshire elected to bat.
Umpires MJ Saggers and IN Ramage.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad 146 (KS Williamson 56,
Shakib al-Hasan 35); Royal Challengers Bangalore 141-6
(V Kohli 39). Sunrisers Hyderabad won by five runs
Tennis
ATP/WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN
Men: First round: D Schwartzman (Arg) bt A Mannarino
(Fr) 6-1 6-3; B Paire (Fr) bt L Pouille (Fr) 6-2 6-3;
D Dzumhur (Bos) bt J Benneteau (Fr) 6-4 6-2; M Raonic
(Can) bt N Kicker (Arg) 6-3 6-2; D Lajovic (Ser) bt
K Khachanov (Rus) 6-3 6-2; F Delbonis (Arg) bt M Zverev
(Ger) 6-1 2-6 7-6 (8-6); N Djokovic (Ser) bt Ki Nishikori
(Jpn) 7-5 6-4; M Kukushkin (Kaz) bt R Carball閟 Baena (Sp)
6-3, 6-2
Women: Second round: C Garcia (Fr) bt P Martic (Cro)
6-3 7-5; M Sharapova (Rus) bt I-C Begu (Rom) 7-5 6-1;
K Mladenovic (Fr) bt Zhang S (Chn) 6-4 4-6 6-3;
C Wozniacki (Den) bt A Barty (Aus) 6-2 4-6 6-4; K Bertens
(Bel) bt A Sevastova (Lat) 6-1, 6-4; J Goerges (Ger) bt
L Arruabarrena (Sp) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Basketball
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE
Western conference play-offs: Semi-finals New Orleans
92 Golden State 118 (Golden State lead best-of-seven series
3-1); Utah 87 Houston 100 (Houston Rockets lead best-ofseven series 3-1).
Sport
In brief
Cricket
County players will
debate Hundred at ECB
County cricketers will get the chance
to debate plans for the new 100-ball
competition with the England
and Wales Cricket Board today.
Player representatives from the
18 counties and senior figures
from the Professional Cricketers?
Association will meet ECB chiefs
at Edgbaston. Since the ECB
unveiled its idea to ditch the popular
Twenty20 format for the flagship
franchise tournament, which
launches in 2020, and replace it with
?The Hundred?, reaction has been
mixed. PA
Figure skating
Medvedeva switches
to work with new coach
The Russian figure skater Evgenia
Medvedeva will switch to working
with the Canadian coach Brian Orser
after she apparently fell out with her
longtime coach. The Olympic silver
medallist confirmed the move on
Monday but said she will continue
to compete for Russia, ending
speculation at home that she was
preparing to change nationality. The
18-year-old Medvedeva had worked
for 11 years with the Russian coach
Eteri Tutberidze. However, their
relationship seems to have soured
recently after another Tutberidze
pupil, Alina Zagitova, beat
Medvedeva to Olympic gold. AP
Equestrianism
Townend apologises for
whip use at Badminton
The world No 1 eventer Oliver
Townend, who was warned over his
misuse of the whip after finishing
second at this year?s Badminton
Horse Trials, has issued an apology.
?Having watched my cross-country
rounds for the first time when I got
home last night, I?m so disappointed
and upset about the way I rode,?
Townend said. ?It didn?t look good
and I don?t want to look like that. I
fully accept the warning I received.
I am aware of my position in the
sport and of my responsibility to
be a suitable role model to younger
people, and I apologise to them. I
love my horses ? I live for them.? The
New Zealander Jonelle Price became
the first woman to win Badminton
since 2007. PA
Fixtures
Football (7.45pm unless stated)
Premier League
Swansea City v Southampton
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen v Rangers; Hamilton v St Johnstone; Partick v
Motherwell; Ross County v Dundee
Coupe de France
Final: Les Herbiers v Paris Saint-Germain (8.05pm)
Uefa Under-17 Championship
Group C: Republic of Ireland v Denmark (1pm);
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium (7pm); Group D: Serbia v
Germany (1pm); Netherlands v Spain (7pm)
FA Women?s Super League
Liverpool v Manchester City (7pm)
FA Women?s Super League Two
Durham v Aston Villa (7pm)
Oliver Townend was
warned for misuse of
the whip at Badminton
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Boxing
?My dad
convinced the
IRA to give me
only one bullet
in the leg?
The big interview
Eamonn Magee
Former world champion?s
life has been scarred by
sectarianism and alcohol
but he insists he would
not change a thing
Donald McRae
Sports feature
writer of the yearr
?I
?ve had a beautiful wee life,?
Eamonn Magee says soon
after he has unlocked the
front door in his dressing
gown and cracked open
his first beer of the day just
after 11 on a Monday morning. The
former boxer, who knocked down
Ricky Hatton in 2002 and was a world
champion when he won the WBU
welterweight title, is cut and bruised
from being attacked the night before.
Magee?s left hand is also swollen
with an obviously broken finger
making him wince whenever it
brushes against his can of Carling.
Such pain, however, is fleeting
compared with the deeper hurt that
runs through him in Ardoyne, the
tough Republican enclave of Belfast,
where Magee?s life has been scarred
by violent sectarianism, tragedy
and燼lcoholism.
?I wouldn?t change a thing,?
Magee says as he takes another
slug of warm beer. His battered,
46-year-old face crinkles and
the lump under his left eye looks
even more like a purple mouse
as he echoes: ?I?ve still had a wee
beautiful life.?
Magee is in trouble again because
he and the writer Paul Gibson have
produced a raw and riveting book
which opens like this: ?A book?
Listen, I?ve been beaten with baseball
bats, I?ve had my throat slashed, I?ve
been kidnapped and exiled out of the
country. I?ve been shot twice, I?ve
been in prison and my son?s just been
stabbed to death. Amongst all that,
I was the welterweight champion of
the world while drinking the bar dry
and doing enough coke to kill a small
horse every night. My life?s not a
book. It?s a fucking movie script.?
The book has caused strife and
he says he has been attacked on
successive nights in Ardoyne.
Exception has been taken to
Magee detailing many horrendous
incidents, stretching from
Republican politics and sectarian
violence to drink and drugs, and he
shakes his head when I ask how he
is feeling. ?It?s more embarrassing
when I?m fighting,? he says softly,
licking his cracked lips. ?Last night
I was even talking to him while
defending myself. I?m punching him
and saying: ?Fuck sake, what?s this
about??? Magee waves his bust hand
at me. ?Who do you think came out
the better??
His husky laugh fades. ?What is
it? Pick on Magee week? I?m training
fighters in the gym every day and
one thing annoys me. We?ve got a
new gym on the way and the guys
that own the building don?t want me
near the place. Because of what?s
been in the papers [a tabloid ran a
sensationalised book extract last
weekend], and because of me telling
the truth, they?re scared of people
coming to shoot me dead. They
say: ?What happens if they shoot
somebody else as well???
Will Magee return to the gym?
?I?m busy this week but back next
Monday,? he says, defiantly.
Could someone really walk in
and爏hoot him? ?What?s keeping
them?? Magee says with a dark
chuckle. ?It?s not as if they don?t
know where I live.?
I had felt calm when I took the
call which told me about Magee?s
latest scrap. My mood remained the
same in the cab rumbling through
the familiar streets of Belfast,
passing the old Republican murals
and the high Peace Walls which still
separate Catholic and Protestant
communities. I even felt OK when,
after I rang the bell, two pit bulls
next door leapt at the fence, barking
fiercely. ?They?re wee nippers,?
their爋wner warned as he pulled the
dogs away.
Yet it?s hard to feel serene now.
Each time Magee?s phone interrupts
us, with its Who Let The Dogs Out?
ringtone, I scan his beaten-up face,
?I tried rehab
and I said no,
no, no! You?re
not allowed TV.
You are better
o? in jail?
wondering if it?s a call to tell him a
paramilitary gunman is on his way. I
don?t feel too hopeful at the prospect
of Magee, in his dressing gown, and I
talking our way out of trouble.
?Why the hell would you want to
shoot me?? Magee asks. ?I didn?t do
anything wrong.?
As a way of changing the
subject I point to his beer. He has
been drinking since he was nine
and the book makes clear he is a
high-functioning alcoholic but
does he ever wish he could kick the
bottle? ?I tried rehab,? he eventually
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Republican and had a proper
understanding of what the war was
about. It wasn?t about bothering
Protestants. The war was against
the British army in Ireland. But my
dad was a smashing man. The Brits
imprisoned him in Long Kesh and
the Irish Republicans had a bus
run because in them days people
couldn?t afford anything else. So we
would take the bus up to Long Kesh.
I was a wee nuisance and carried
in letters which we?d written on
cigarette papers. I folded them and
hid them under my tongue.?
Magee opens his mouth to show
me how he did it but, sitting in his
dead father?s house, I?m upset by
his memory of how, once his dad
had fallen out with the IRA and been
banished to England, he snuck back
into Ardoyne and was hidden away
in his attic. Magee, his mum, Isobel,
and his brothers lived in fear of his
dad being discovered. They hid him
in the attic for 18 months ? which
contributed to Magee燬r?s acute
depression and alcoholism.
?I didn?t get over that,? Magee
says. ?My mum would have a wee
drink and dad would sit in there all
night. I?d go in and slip him a tin or a
fag. Nobody ever knew he was there.?
L
says, pausing again with comic
timing before breaking into the
Amy燱inehouse song. ?And I said,
?No, no, no!??
I can?t help laughing with him
before Magee continues. ?I really did
go to rehab and the only thing that
fucked me up was that you?re not
allowed TV. You?re better off doing
six months in jail.?
Beneath all his scars the internal
wounds have not healed. Magee
tells a chilling story of how, during
internment raids in the 1970s, he and
his three brothers would be turned
out of the two beds they shared.
British soldiers marched them
downstairs and they had to kneel,
hands behind their heads, while
their photographs were taken for no
apparent reason.
?Oh fuck, where are we starting??
Magee says as he remembers the
impact that internment, detention
without trial, had in the Troubles.
?My dad was a through-and-through
Portrait by
Paul McErlane/
Guardian
ater, when Magee had
become one of the most
accomplished amateur
boxers in Ireland, his
father saved his career.
Magee had joined the
IRA?s youth wing because he loved
the mayhem of rioting but he also
began taking and dealing drugs. An
IRA punishment shooting usually
entailed being shot in the kneecap
or worse but his dad reminded the
paramilitaries that Eamonn was
fighting in the Irish championships.
?If my dad hadn?t stepped in they
were talking about me getting the
six-pack ? elbows, knees and ankles.
But my father convinced them to
only give me one bullet.?
How did Magee feel waiting for
the knock on the door before he took
a bullet in his calf? He shrugs. ?It
had to be dealt with. I knew it was
going to be a flesh wound so hurry
the fuck up. When he took me down
an alleyway I asked: ?What it?s like
getting shot?? He said: ?Like a hot
poker going in your leg.??
Who Let The Dogs Out? thumps
again on cue. Magee shuts down his
phone and I say it?s incredible he still
won the national title a few months
later. ?I won but there was blood
streaming down my leg from the
gunshot wound.?
Magee is a hard and sometimes
violent man but between the ropes he
was a slick southpaw who boxed with
artistry. ?I never bullied anybody in
my life, so you can rephrase that,?
he says quietly when I mention his
violent infamy. ?I went to the gym
because I?m the baby of four and
my brothers all were boxers. After a
couple of years I?d see wee openings.
Bing, bang. Soon as I started learning
how to hit him before he hits me it
was a hell of a lot easier.?
Magee?s best year in the ring
was in 2002 when he knocked out
Jon Thaxton, a very good pro, to
secure a crack at Hatton?s WBU
light-welterweight title. He still
drank six beers every Saturday night
while training. ?It was a wee prize
at the end of the week but I was
well prepared for Thaxton. With the
Hatton camp, life was a party.?
He would drive around town
late at night, visiting bars and
clubs, with Magee v Hatton logos
splashed across his Range Rover.
Three senior IRA men paid him a
visit. ?I don?t know why they gave
me another warning. I wasn?t doing
anything wrong apart from drinking
and driving ? and that?s nothing to
do with the IRA. They told me to
concentrate on training and stop
partying. The main guy shook my
hand and said: ?Best of luck when
you fight Ricky.??
On the night of the fight, Magee
was seen smoking a cigarette outside
the Manchester arena. He smiles
at my bemusement. ?I started
smoking aged 11 so in a fight, at the
end of each round, I?d be coughing
[Magee爄mitates a charming
phlegm-ridden cough]. Whatever
came out of my mouth would have
knocked you out. But a smoke before
a fight opened my lungs.?
It clearly worked in the Hatton
fight because, in round one, Magee
knocked down his celebrated
opponent. ?It was the worst punch I
ever threw because I landed it after
40 seconds. Bam! But he?s 10 years
my junior so of course he?s getting
up when still so fresh. I wish I?d
landed that punch later.?
Hatton sealed a close decision
but Magee won the vacant WBU
welterweight title by beating a
journeyman in Jimmy Vincent in
Magee (left) on the ropes during his
points defeat by Ricky Hatton in 2002
? Eamonn
Magee rests in
hospital after an
attack in 2004
which left him
with a compound
fracture of his
tibia and fibia,
a shattered
knee燼nd a
punctured lung
WILLIAM CHERRY/
PACEMAKER
December 2003. He retained his
world title until May 2006 but he
only had two fights in that troubled
time. Magee had fallen out with
a respected figure in Republican
circles and, in a gruesome attack
in 2004, his left leg was clubbed to
a pulp. He suffered a compound
fracture of his tibia and fibia, a
shattered knee, and a punctured
lung. They called him the Miracle
Man when he returned to the ring.
Magee?s legs stick out of his
dressing gown and the scars provide
graphic proof of that terrible beating.
?It still gives me pain,? he says,
balancing a beer on his knee as he
studies his left leg. ?The doctor
thought I?d never walk again but I
was in the gym a year later.?
I suggest we go for a walk around
Magee?s neighbourhood. Rather
than waiting inside for a knock on
the door, we will be less exposed to
any stray visitors. Magee agrees but,
first, we remember his son who was
stabbed to death in May 2015 ? by the
jealous ex-husband of his girlfriend.
Eamonn Jr was so different to him,
studying engineering at university
while also boxing, and the grief
becomes too much. Magee starts to
cry, a muffled ache falling from his
mouth as tears roll down his face.
I say how sorry I am and Magee
squeezes my hand only to curse
the pain in his broken finger, before
wiping his eyes. We talk about
his book and, of the title, he says:
?The Lost Soul was beautiful. My
mother called me a lost soul and she
was爎ight.?
Magee goes upstairs to get
dressed. When he returns, wearing
a hat straight out of Peaky Blinders,
he almost looks dapper. The old
fighter sinks the dregs of his beer. We
walk outside and Magee takes me
on a tour of the murals. Afterwards
he hugs me, calling me a gentleman
and a scholar, even if I can?t stay
for a lunchtime drink. Magee lifts
his broken hand in a stately wave
as my taxi drives away. I check my
recording in the back of the cab and
Magee?s ghostly voice echoes again
as we drive through Belfast: ?I?ve
seen things not many people have
seen but if they hadn?t happened I
wouldn?t be the man I am today. So
I wouldn?t change a thing. I?m more
than happy with my wee life.?
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee
by Paul Gibson is available at
www.guardianbookshop.com
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Lancaster slaps
down rumours
of switching
to Harlequins
Robert Kitson
Stuart Lancaster is not interested in
the vacant job at Harlequins and has
ruled out a return to the Aviva Premiership in the immediate future. The
former England head coach wants to
remain involved at Leinster, who face
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Rugby union
Racing� in the European Champions
Cup final in Bilbao on Saturday.
There has been speculation linking
Lancaster with the Quins role held previously by John Kingston but he is keen
to continue working in Ireland and see
out his contract with the increasingly
powerful Irish province. ?I?ve had no
communication from Quins and I?ve
certainly not proactively put myself
forward for it,? the 48-year-old said.
?One, I am 100% committed here
and two it would be 100% the wrong
thing to do: to start talking about
trying to win something at Leinster
and at the same time be trying to create
opportunities elsewhere. I wouldn?t
even contemplate doing it. For me it?s
all about Leinster.?
Lancaster, whose stewardship of
the English national team ended in
the wake of his squad?s unsuccessful
2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, is
commuting to Dublin from his home
in Leeds but, for now, is not inclined
to pursue a change of scene.
?I will just see how it goes. I enjoyed
working in England and coaching
England; it was a fantastic experience and I have great memories. But,
equally, to come over here, coach in
the Pro14 and Ireland has been fantastic. Whether it [his next job] is in
France, the southern hemisphere or
I stay here for 10 years ? who knows??
Leinster are confident the scrumhalf Luke McGrath will be fit for the
final on Saturday and are also hopeful their international fly-half Joey
Carbery will stay with them rather
than relocate to Ulster. Lancaster,
for one, would prefer that Carbery
Richards? flying Newcastle
produce story of the season
? Stuart Lancaster: ?For me
it?s all about Leinster?
remains a Leinster player alongside
the first-choice No� Johnny Sexton.
?Personally I want to keep working
with Joey. I don?t think we should
change someone?s direction unless
it?s in the interests of the player.?
Super Rugby organisers, meanwhile, insist there is no truth in a report
that more South African teams plan to
quit the southern hemisphere tournament to play in Europe. According
to Wales Online, the Durban-based
Sharks, Johannesburg-based Lions
and Cape Town-based Stormers are
all planning to leave Super Rugby in
the next few years to join the Pro14.
Bloemfontein?s Cheetahs and Port
Elizabeth?s Kings have already joined
the Pro14 after being ejected from
Super Rugby at the end of the 2017
season. There has long been a desire
among South African sides to play
games in a more convenient time zone.
But Sanzaar?s chief executive, Andy
Marinos, said: ?Any talk of a change
to the stakeholder relationship and
partners withdrawing, creation of new
teams in new markets and so-called
trans-Tasman competitions is speculation and simply wrong.?
his surroundings but he has given
his side a freedom to play and some
conviction. He recruited well and
the signs are promising.
Verdict Lifting the Challenge Cup
against Cardiff on Friday would be
tangible evidence of progress. GM
Sale
Exeter shine without setting
hearts racing and Wasps
move sideways, while Saints
su?er repeat indignities
Exeter
Final league position 1st
Champions last season when they
finished second behind Wasps,
they have topped the table for the
first time having been the most
consistent team. They suffered only
a minor wobble in the Premiership,
surprisingly losing at home to
Worcester but failed to make the
knockout stage of the European
Champions Cup having been
grouped with Leinster. There is no
team in England better at retaining
possession than Exeter, who are
rarely in panic mode, but they are
stripped of romance.
Verdict Set for the grandest of finals
against Saracens. Paul Rees
Saracens
Final league position 2nd
There was a point in the season
when Saracens, the pre-eminent
club in England this decade, looked
like slipping out of the top four.
They lost three Premiership matches
in a row at the end of last year
with consecutive Champions Cup
defeats to Clermont Auvergne in
between, their squad depth reduced
by international calls and injuries.
They lost their European crown at
Leinster and they look more fallible
than they have been for some time
but they still take some beating.
Danny Cipriani
has been in fine
form for Wasps
And next year their Lions will have a
louder roar.
Verdict Still the standard bearers. PR
Wasps
Final league position 3rd
They can point to two reasons why
they have not booked a home
semi-final, as was the case last
year. Their tendency to build a
comfortable lead and then let
teams back into the match has
been remarkable in its consistency,
and while all sides have been hit
by injuries, they were particularly
so in late September and early
October. With Danny Cipriani,
Willie le Roux and Christian Wade
all shining, their backs were superb
but they look a big lump or two
short up front. Recent rumblings
of discontent only add to the sense
the next chapter in Wasps? history
will be a significant one. Stopping
Saracens in the semi-final would
appear beyond them.
Verdict If not a major step backwards,
certainly sideways. The Premiership
title would be a huge ask for a
team so accommodating in defence.
Gerard Meagher
Newcastle
Thomas Waldrom stops
for a picture with a fan
in Exeter?s bright season
Final league position 4th
A remarkable achievement to reach
the play-offs and Dean Richards
and his coaching staff deserve all
the plaudits they receive. Richards
has recruited shrewdly and instilled
belief and while Exeter may
prove too strong, they will give it
an almighty crack at Sandy Park
and their away form has been a
significant part of their success. The
victories over Sale and Leicester, to
book a last-four spot, summed up
their season and we can only hope
Richards is given the finances to
sustain Newcastle?s development.
Verdict The story of the season ? if
they can make it to Twickenham it
will be one for the ages. GM
Leicester
Final league position 5th
Finishing outside the play-offs
for the first time since 2004 is
not good enough for a club of
Leicester?s pedigree. It would have
helped had Ben Youngs, George
Ford, Matt Toomua, Manu Tuilagi,
Jonny May and Telusa Veainu been
simultaneously fit and available but
Leicester seldom had the dominant
forward platform which was their
trademark. Mark Bakewell?s arrival
as the forwards coach brought an
improvement there but they are not
even the best team in the Midlands.
Verdict Nothing to write home about.
Robert Kitson
Bath
Final league position 6th
Nine tries against already-relegated
London Irish on the final weekend
could not disguise another season of
mediocrity. Todd Blackadder argues
injuries played a part but, as he
concedes, ?we all know we will have
to do better next season?. The fact
remains Bath have made the playoffs only once in the past eight years,
while the decision not to renew the
faithful Matt Banahan?s contract is a
head scratcher.
Verdict Still less than the sum of their
expensive parts. RK
Final league position 8th
The Sharks are on the up and will be
disappointed to have missed out on
Champions Cup qualification. The
shrewd recruitment of Jono Ross
and Faf de Klerk made a difference
and there are some highly talented
academy players emerging. Must
produce their tough-to-beat home
form more often away; three defeats
in their opening four league games
did not help either.
Verdict Deflating finish to an
encouraging campaign. RK
Northampton
Final league position 9th
Uncanny similarities with Quins:
Premiership champions since return
from relegation then a gradual,
remorseless slide. Every season
since 2011, Saints have suffered at
least one humiliation. This season
they have come thick and fast,
starting on day one. Even then they
managed somehow to reach the top
of the table by the end of September.
By Christmas they were tenth and
Jim Mallinder had gone.
Verdict New start desperately
required and they?ll get one with
Chris Boyd. Michael Aylwin
Harlequins
Final league position 10th
In October, the now departed John
Kingston claimed he had 28 players
unavailable after a home win against
cester that moved Quins b
Worcester
briefly
Gloucester
Final league position 7th
Three heavy defeats in their final
four matches ended any hope of
reaching the play-offs but this may
prove the season where they stirred.
It must be remembered Johan
Ackermann arrived on the eve of the
season with barely time to discover
Dylan Hartley has
endured a struggle
at Northampton
Dean Richards has
instilled belief in his
Newcastle Falcons side
into third. On Saturday, the number
was 20 after a fifth defeat in a row
condemned them to tenth. It has
been a season of horror for Quins.
Presumably those absentee figures
include every last body eligible to
lace a boot but even by the standards
of this season of injuries it represents
extenuating circumstances.
Verdict Ravaged by injury but their
worst finish since relegation in 2012.
MA
Worcester
Final league position 11th
Will be favourites for relegation
next season but don?t be surprised
if they avoid it. On the field, they
play with increasing confidence and
will be bolstered by astute signings,
particularly among the backs, who
should be as deadly as any. Their
problems lie off the field. If English
rugby is unsustainable, Worcester
are as shocking an example as any,
their losses ballooning to over �
in the year to June 2017. They remain
up for sale.
Verdict Could become everyone?s
second favourite team, if they
continue to exist. MA
London Irish
Final league position 12th
Their return to the Premiership
started with a bonus point victory
over Harlequins at Twickenham
but it proved only a portent for
the latter. Irish had a (slightly)
stronger squad than when they
were relegated in 2016 but found
themselves further behind. It
was an achievement to keep the
relegation issue alive until the
penultimate weekend but if they
are to have a future in the top
flight, regardless of the debate
over relegation, they need to find a
ground that will provide income on
non-match days.
Verdict: Their future hinges on where,
rather than how, they play. PR
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? Open-top buses carry the Wolves
Championship title-winning team
through the Wolverhampton streets
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Neves insists
he will stay
with Wolves
in top flight
R鷅en Neves is looking forward to
playing for Wolves in the Premier
League, as speculation mounts over
his future. The midfielder, who was
signed from Porto last summer for
�.8m, has been outstanding as
Nuno Esp韗ito Santo?s side swept to
the Championship title.
Neves?s performances and his knack
for scoring spectacular goals have
reportedly brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Manchester United
and other clubs.
The 21-year-old is happy at
Molineux and looking forward to playing in the top flight. ?I came here to
help the club and the club has helped
me as well,? Neves said while aboard
a bus on the club?s promotion parade.
?I think we achieved all our goals,
as an individual and as a team. It is
normal as big clubs see our work, not
just me but all the boys, but I am really
happy here. I want to stay and I want
to enjoy the Premier League with this
fantastic club.?
Neves?s words will delight Wolves
fans, thousands of whom lined the
city?s streets yesterday to celebrate
with the team as they travelled
through Wolverhampton on two
open-top buses to West Park where
they were greeted by around 30,000
supporters.
Nuno thanked the supporters for
the part they had played in helping
Wolves win promotion back to the Premier League after a six-year absence.
?It?s fantastic, fantastic. And I thank
them so much,? he told Sky Sports
News. ?You get emotional when you
look back at all the support they gave
us, all over the country. The connection between the fans and the team
really helped us achieve what we did.
It?s special, it means a lot.?
Given the way they have won the
Championship title and the backing
Nuno is expected to receive from the
owners, many anticipate that Wolves
will not only survive but thrive next
season.
The defender Conor Coady admits
the future looks bright. ?It?s so exciting
and you just want to be a part of it, part
of this rollercoaster. The owners have
been incredible since they came in and
it?s so refreshing when you see people
who want to invest.?
He added: ?They?ve taken it to the
next level with the manager and we
want to keep on building. It?s going to
be tough next season and we want to
do well and kick on.? PA
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The manager
speaks to fans
at Cardiff
City Stadium
after his team
achieved
automatic
promotion
on Sunday
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be liked but
Warnock?s feat
is remarkable
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Manager has forged a rugged
side from misfits who will
give the Premier League
an uncomfortable ride
Nick Miller
A
day after Stoke,
a team who used
to revel in their
status as爑npopular
underdogs, were
relegated from the
Premier League, it was fitting that
Cardiff sealed promotion.
Most seasons the Championship
throws up an unexpected
success story, a team who scrap
their way towards the top of
the table as everyone waits
for the bubble to burst. Last
season it was Huddersfield and
Reading, the season before that
Sheffield燱ednesday.
This time it has been Cardiff but,
while the teams in previous years
have managed to cling on and claim
a play-off place, the Bluebirds are
up automatically, trailing only the
juggernaut of Wolves. A decent
season for Cardiff would have been
a top-half finish. Top six looked
achievable but very ambitious. This
has been utterly extraordinary.
And in a way it is all thanks to
the Rotherham chairman, Tony
Stewart. At the start of 2016 Neil
Warnock, his enthusiasm for
the game dimmed and his mind
elsewhere after his wife, Sharon,
was diagnosed with cancer,
was not looking to get back into
management. He was invited to a
Rotherham game and persuaded by
Stewart to take over and save them
from relegation. He achieved that
but, more importantly for Cardiff, it
reignited his taste for management
and, more specifically, for an eighth
promotion, something no other
manager has done.
Warnock excels in
bringing together
jigsaw pieces that do
not fit and making
sense of them
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Cardiff are the fourth club
Warnock has taken to the top flight,
something else no other manager
has done. While it is always handy
to take what the 69-year-old says
with a pinch of salt, given his team
were second-bottom when he took
over last season, one can believe
it when he says this is his greatest
achievement ?by an absolute mile?.
They finished the season on
90 points, three more than when
they were last promoted in 2013.
That year it was enough to win
the Championship. It is also their
highest tally since three points for
a win was introduced in 1981, the
second-highest in history if the 1947
Division Three South winners? total
is adjusted accordingly.
It is all the more remarkable
considering the teams above
whom Cardiff have finished.
Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and
Fulham all have the financial means
to augment their squads with
Premier League quality. Cardiff
have spent money ? Gary Madine
cost them � in January ? but their
success has not been based on it.
Their best performers have
essentially been reclamation
projects, unpolished gems and
those unwanted elsewhere. Junior
Hoilett was signed on a free transfer,
as was Sol Bamba. Sean Morrison
was discarded by Reading four
years ago. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
was signed from Rochdale. The
goalkeeper Neil Etheridge came in
from Walsall.燙allum Paterson was
bought as a right-back but converted
into a midfielder.
This has been the source of
Warnock?s strength this season
and down the years. He excels in
bringing together jigsaw pieces
that do not fit and making sense of
them. It has been one of the most
extraordinary examples in recent
years of making a team more than
the sum of its parts.
W
arnock?s
methods are
not especially
complicated,
broadly based
on team spirit
and bonding, and an underrated
aspect of it is how he has managed
the expectations placed on them.
When promotion started to look
plausible, then likely, with pressure
theoretically growing, Warnock
emphasised that, even if they had to
go through the play-offs, it did not
matter too much because they had
already had a great season.
Then there is their rather
straightforward style of play.
What constitutes entertaining
football is entirely subjective and
the unattractiveness of Cardiff ?s
football has been exaggerated by
some. They do have ball-players
in their team and will almost
certainly buy some more but they
are not a side who will win prizes
for燼esthetics.
Only Burton, who were relegated,
Bolton and Millwall had a lower
possession rate. No one played
fewer passes, no one completed
fewer passes and no one played
fewer passes in the opposition
half. No one won more aerial duels,
no one had more efforts on goal
from set pieces and only Bolton
committed more fouls. In short,
a Premier League fan unfamiliar
with Cardiff should not expect to
like爐hem.
The question is whether Cardiff
can translate this success to the top
flight. Their style of play should not
be a problem in that respect: it is not
a million miles away from Burnley?s,
whose achievements Warnock has
said he would like to emulate.
For now this is a good enough
achievement. As an image to sum up
how extraordinary this promotion
is, consider the sight of Vincent
Tan, formerly one of the most hated
owners in football, being carried
shoulder high by Cardiff fans
after the 0-0 draw with Reading
that confirmed their promotion
on Sunday. Cardiff in the Premier
League could well be rather fun.
?I was about a week
away from going back
to the Philippines?
Neil Etheridge, the Cardi?
goalkeeper, tells of his pride
at helping win promotion and
how close he was to giving up
Stuart James
F
rom turning out for
non-league Leatherhead
to being released by
Fulham, sleeping on a
friend?s couch at Oldham
and dipping into his
own pocket to train at Charlton
Neil Etheridge?s journey to the
Premier League has taken him on a
roundabout route that also includes
racking up thousands of air miles
travelling back and forth to the
Philippines, where his status as the
country?s most famous footballer
has just been rubber-stamped.
It is an inspirational story that
Etheridge tells as he sits on a stage
in Cardiff ?s press room, still wearing
his green goalkeeper?s shirt, basking
in the glow of their promotion
from the Championship while also
reflecting on the day when he was
ready to give up on the dream of
carving out a career in the Football
League. ?I sold my house and I sold
my cars and I was about a week away
from going back to the Philippines,?
says燛theridge, who was born in
Enfield to an English father and a
Filipino mother.
The year was 2014 and Etheridge
had been out of work for five
months after being released by
Fulham, where he made only one
appearance, in a Europa League
game under Martin Jol, after joining
the club as a teenager from Chelsea.
Asked what he did during that time
Made in Manila
Having represented England
Under-16s, Neil Etheridge initially
rejected the opportunity to play
for the Philippines but was later
persuaded to change his mind by
former Chelsea team-mate Phil
Younghusband. He and older brother
James now play for Davao Aguilas
in the top flight of the Philippines
league, along with Adam Reed ? a
former Sunderland youth product
who moved to the country in 2016
and is now a full international.
They are not the only members
of the current Azkals squad to
have been born in Europe, with the
midfield brothers Manuel and Mike
Ott having grown up in Germany and
the defender Junior Mu駉z hailing
from Haarle
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