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News
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SOCIETY
How has one
MP made a
twit of himself
online?
See p.11
The day at
a glance
TURKEY
MONDAY
7
MAY
Quote of the day
Whatever you may be
sure of, be sure of this
? that you are dreadfully
like other people
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
CONSUMER
UNITED STATES
ENVIRONMENT
UN envoy disagrees
with Trump?s style
Whipped cream
bad for the planet
Turkish President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan yesterday promised
new military operations against
Kurdish militants along its border
in Syria and Iraq as he presented
his election manifesto. At a rally
in Istanbul yesterday, Mr Erdogan
described next month?s snap polls as
a ?milestone? for a strong Turkey.
Nikki Haley says President Donald
Trump has ?his communication
style?, but the UN ambassador said:
?You?re not hearing me defend that.?
She told CBS?s Sunday Morning
that ?if there is anything that he
communicates in a way that I?m
uncomfortable with, I pick up the
phone and call him?.
Whipped cream is to be listed on
the inventory of climate-wrecking
pollutants that the UK submits to
the UN. The frothy cream is sold in
cans that contain a powerful dose
of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the
most potent greenhouse gases. Up
to 3,000 tons of whipped cream are
consumed in Britain each year.
VATICAN CITY
Sainsbury?s has shelved a �m
project to halve food waste in a
Derbyshire town after a year-long
trial produced poor results. The
supermarket group gave families
in Swadlincote, south Derbyshire,
gadgets to cut wastage. But
households are believed to have cut
such waste by only 9 per cent.
CRIME
GERMANY
HEALTH
Woman attacked
with cordless drill
Police urged to seek
Holocaust denier
Boost for genetics
Pope prays for
research into disease victims of violence
A 38-year-old woman has been
attacked with a cordless drill.
A teenage boy was arrested after
she suffered a ?very serious? head
injury in Strabane, County Tyrone.
Police said they were looking
into the possibility the attack
was homophobic and appealed
for witnesses.
A Holocaust survivors? group is
urging German authorities to search
for a neo-Nazi who did not turn
up for her prison sentence. The
International Auschwitz Committee
said yesterday it hopes that Ursula
Haverbeck, 89, who has been
sentenced to two years in prison for
incitement, will soon be found.
Studies on genetic links to disease
have received a �m boost from
the Medical Research Council. The
funds will support work at the MRC
Human Genetics Unit at Edinburgh
University for the next ?ve years.
Scientists are using the latest
technology to uncover the genetic
basis of rare and common diseases.
WINE
The List
Countries with the
most bank holidays
Heard it through
the grapevine
Production and consumption of wine worldwide (in millions of hectolitres)
226
240
243
220
32.6
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
2016
ARGENTINA
CHINA
SOUTH AFRICA
CHILE
GERMANY
The 10 biggest wine producing countries in 2017 (millions of hectolitres)
42.5
36.7
32.1
23.3
13.7
11.8
10.8
10.8
9.5
7.7
SOURCE: OIV
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
The 10 biggest
wine consuming
countries in 2017
(millions of
hectolitres)
200
AUSTRALIA
Crossword.............20
TV & Radio...........28
Arts..............................36
Business.................40
Puzzles.....................42
Weather...................45
260
USA
index
250
SPAIN
BOTTOM FIVE
Serbia 9 days
Netherlands 8 days
United Kingdom 8 days
Hungary 8 days
Mexico 7 days
280
FRANCE
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TOP FIVE
India (below) 18 days
Colombia 18 days
Thailand 16 days
Lebanon 16 days
South Korea 16 days
Production
Consumption
279
ITALY
Anniversaries
Pope Francis prayed for an end
to violence in the Central African
Republic, which he visited two years
ago. During his traditional Sunday
blessing in St Peter?s Square, he
recalled the current unrest that
has left at least 19 people dead and
98 injured in renewed sectarian
violence in the capital city of Bangui.
Wine production fell to a historic low in 2017. The figure of
250m hectolitres represented an 8.6 per cent drop compared
to 2016, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine
(OIV) said. Consumption remained nearly level at 243m
hectolitres meaning prices are likely to increase, the OIV said.
300
Whether in sun or showers,
bank holidays are a cause for
celebration. But the UK has
fewer public holidays than most
countries in the world. Finance
firm Mercer has ranked countries
according to how many public
holidays they enjoy.
Wednesday 7 May 1902
The 4,500ft Mount Pel閑,
on Martinique, begins the
20th century?s deadliest
volcanic eruption. The
next day, the capital St
Pierre was engulfed by
an avalanche of boiling
ash which killed everyone
apart from two survivors.
Tests of a new online divorce
application service have gone well. A
paperless system began a roll-out on
1 May. Of?cials said more than 1,000
petitions have been issued with nine
in 10 people ?satis?ed? . Tests showed
fewer people made mistakes on the
online forms. PAGE 20
Trial to cut food
Erdogan promises
new attacks on Kurds waste is shelved
Birthdays
John Irvin, ?lm director,
78; Michael Rosen, author
(below), 72; Martina TopleyBird, singer, 43; Janina
Fialkowska, pianist, 67;
Phil Campbell, guitarist,
57; Sir Nicholas Hytner,
producer/director, 62
New online divorces
?go off without a hitch?
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7 MAY 2018
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Letter from
the Editor
ThePage3Profile
ART
SPEEDOS, 1920s SWIMWEAR
Towering tribute
to the Queen
Oliver Duff
Budgie smugglers from the Jazz Age?
A rare pair of original Speedos from the 1920s
are set to go on display at Dundee?s new V&A
Museum of Design in September. Aussies
may have been strutting their stuff on
Bondi Beach in Speedo swimwear since
time immemorial but when they were
introduced to the rest of the world
they brought a blush to the cheeks. The
Racerback design may be a far cry from
the tight contour huggers sported by
the likes of Tom Daley, but the swimsuit
was still considered risqu� by 1920s
standards, and was even banned from
some beaches for leaving rather too little to
the imagination.
A sculpture three times the size
off The Angel of the North is being
pllanned to honour the Queen as
he head of the Commonwealth.
th
Laandowner Lord Devonport hopes
too build the Elizabeth Landmark
on
n his estate at Kirkwhelpington,
Northumberland. The structure
N
would be 60m (196ft) high.
w
Outpouring of
goodwill for master
of comebacks
EGYPT
N hidden rooms in
No
Tutankhamun tomb
T
Egypt?s antiquities ministry says
E
new
n radar scans have provided
coonclusive evidence that there
arre no hidden rooms inside King
Tutankhamun?s
burial chamber. An
T
Ittalian team conducted extensive
sttudies with ground-penetrating
raadar that showed the tomb did not
coontain any hidden walls.
Who was responsible for this master stroke?
Alexander MacRae, a Scottish entrepreneur
born in the north-west Highlands, who
moved to Australia in the 1900s to make
his fortune. He founded Speedo in 1914,
originally supplying socks to the Australian
Army during the First World War. Back
then swimsuits were made of wool, with
sleeves to protect the swimmer?s modesty.
MacRae?s sleek new design, launched in
1928, changed all that. It had straps that
crossed at the back and was made of cotton
or silk, increasing freedom of movement and
reducing drag.
ART
Hodgkin?s personal
works to be sold
Who was lapping it up?
The new design was marketed at surfers and
sunbathers, with a catalogue describing the
Racerback as giving ?maximum body exposure?
for those looking for a tan. But it soon became
an essential piece of kit for athletes too, such
as Swedish swimmer Arne Borg, who won ?ve
Olympic medals and broke 32 world records.
Since its launch, swimmers in most Olympics
and major championships have worn a pair of
Speedos, with the 1920s all-in-one giving way
to the more familiar male swimming trunks
famed for leaving nothing to the imagination.
They?ve been a source of humour - and horror ever since.
Some of painter Howard Hodgkin?s
?nest works from his own personal
collection are to be auctioned. The
late painter?s partner plans to raise
funds to create a museum collection
of Hodgkin?s prints. Antony Peattie
wants to buy back prints sold
around the world and donate the
collection to a museum.
To what lengths did the museum go to acquire
such an item?
On loan from Leicestershire County Council
Museums Service, the swimmers are thought to
be the only pair in the UK. They were apparently
discovered in a local vintage shop, unworn and
with the manufacturer?s label attached.
Russell Parton
A Paris art gallery has opened
its door to nudists. The Palais de
Tokyo, in the 16th arrondissement,
welcomed naked visitors on
Saturday. Cedric Amato, of the Paris
Naturist Association, said being
naked could heighten the experience
because ?you no longer think about
what you represent?. PAGE 22
FRANCE
Visitors bare all
at art gallery
MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES/PA
i@inews.co.uk
Getting through the ?rst days
after a brain haemorrhage
and emergency surgery is
achievement enough.
It is always a shock when
someone possessing such
indomitable spirit is laid out by
the frailties of the human body.
Only last weekend, Sir Alex
Ferguson was on the pitch at
Old Trafford, looking a young 76
as he applauded his former foe,
Ars鑞e Wenger. Fergie is a lively
retiree with varied interests and
a hinterland beyond the game
he has done so much to make
beautiful. That was evidenced
in the messages sent to him
yesterday. Well-wishers from
around the globe included
colleagues at Harvard Business
School, where he has taught, and
the NBA.
Journalists who have spent
years reporting on Fergie are
cautious about writing him
off following this awful health
setback. They know too well
that after a recovery he would
avenge such behaviour. Several
have received Fergie?s ?hairdryer?
treatment: the force of that
rebuke apparently lies in it being
delivered from no further away
than two inches.
Outside Manchester United?s
Old Trafford ground yesterday,
one fan summed up the
happiness that sport can
bring to people?s lives. Peter
Bolton, 61, said: ?I?ve been all
over the world watching
United and he?s brought me so
much joy.?
Rivalries are cast aside.
We wish Sir Alex and his
family well at this terrible
time, and we hope for a full and
speedy recovery.
Twitter: @olyduff
4
NEWS
SCIENCE
SOCIETY
New test can predict if Parkinson?s
patients will develop dementia
?Silver strivers?
may have to
pay national
insurance
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
The brain region that warns of Parkinson's dementia
By Nigel Morris
Scientists have hailed a breakthrough in the search for treatments
for Parkinson?s disease after ?nding a
way to predict which patients will develop dementia years before it sets in.
As many as 40 per cent of Britain?s
145,000 Parkinson?s patients will
go on to develop dementia or other
serious cognitive problems at some
point ? although it is currently impossible to know who will be affected
and when.
But researchers have now found
that a specific region of the brain
begins to deteriorate well before
any symptoms of cognitive decline
are visible.
This means an MRI scan can identify those Parkinson?s patients at
high risk of developing dementia in
the following ?ve years ? in a test that
is cheap, accessible, reliable and simple, the researchers say.
?I?m extremely excited about this.
It?s very rare in science that you can
get such a clear indication about a
very common symptom from just
one specific location of the brain,?
said Professor Marios Politis, of
King?s College London, who is leading the research.
He cautioned that while the ?ndings hold signi?cant promise, further
research is needed before they can be
adopted by the NHS.
The brain region is known as the
nucleus basalis of Meynert.
At the moment, very little can be
done to slow the development of Parkinson?s dementia but knowing in advance would help patients and their
families to prepare for it.
The discovery will open the
door to the development of an
effective treatment.
?This study holds huge promise for
the development of dementia treatments,? said Professor David Dexter,
deputy director of research at Parkinson?s UK.
Identifying patients at high risk of
dementia also means any drugs that
are developed could be used much
more effectively to tackle the prob-
POLITICAL EDITOR
Scientists have identified a region of the
brain - known as the nucleus basalis of
Meynert - which starts to deteriorate as
a Parkinson's patient develops dementia.
Taking an MRI scan of the area allows
doctors to see whether a patient is likely to
see the beginnings of cognitive decline
within five years.
SOURCE: KING?S COLLEGE LONDON
lem early rather than waiting until
it has already set in ? at which point
it cannot typically be reversed, researchers say.
?This work is de?nitely signi?cant.
It provides an unmet need in our current diagnostic environment which
may be of great value to test and implement remedies to delay or prevent
progression,? said Professor Michele
Tagliati of the Cedars-Sinai Medical
Centre in Los Angeles.
The research is published in the
journal Brain.
?It may also help us
to understand how
the disease affects different
areas of the brain in different
people, something that is
still quite unexplained,? said
Professor Tagliati.
HEALTH
Discovery offers hope
for new treatment options
By Tom Bawden
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Scientists have made a discovery
they hope could eventually lead to
a treatment for Parkinson?s disease.
Researchers from the University
of Guelph in Canada have found that
boosting levels of a chemical known
as cardiolipin may slow the progression of Parkinson?s by stopping proteins clumping together.
?Identifying the crucial role cardiolipin plays may help to develop
therapies against Parkinson?s disease,? said Professor Scott Ryan,
who led the research.
Cardiolipin helps a protein called
alpha-synuclein to fold properly
inside nerve cells. When alphasynuclein does not do so it causes
protein deposits that in turn can
lead to Parkinson?s.
These protein deposits are toxic
to nerve cells that control voluntary
movement. When too many of them
accumulate, nerve cells die.
The hope is that boosting levels
of cardiolipin could help ensure that
alpha-synuclein unfolds properly.
Parkinson?s UK welcomed the
research, although it warned that it
would be quite some time before it
led to any treatment.
People who work beyond the state
retirement age could be required
to pay national insurance under
proposals for meeting the soaring
cost of social care.
So-called ?silver strivers?
no longer have to hand over 12
per cent of their pay in national
insurance once they start
receiving their pensions.
But a draft Green Paper due
to be published next month by
the Health Secretary Jeremy
Hunt (inset) will propose ending
the exemption and ploughing
the estimated �n raised into
social care budgets. The proposal
is also set to be backed by the
Intergenerational Commission
in a report out
tomorrow. It will
warn against
adding to the
tax burden
of younger
workers
through
a general
increase
in national
insurance.
Lord Willetts, the
commission?s chairman, told The
Sunday Times: ?If you have a
67-year-old working alongside a
57-year-old doing the same job for
the same pay do we really say that
the 67-year-old should take home
more and have lower deductions??
He added: ?Pensioners are less
likely to be poor than families of
working age so it is only reasonable
that when you look at healthcare
provision that you look at a fair
contribution from older people.?
Mr Hunt, who took
responsibility for social care four
months ago, has already promised
payments under any new system of
funding social care will be capped.
Jane Merrick, page 18
PEOPLE
DIPLOMACY
Dunblane survivor wants
to set Trump right on guns
Johnson attempts to save Iran deal
By Katrine Bussey
A survivor of the Dunblane Primary School massacre has said she
wants to meet US President Donald
Trump to ?make him see he is wrong
on guns?.
Aimie Adam, 27, said she hoped
the President does come to Scotland
when he visits the UK in July.
She was shot twice by gunman
Thomas Hamilton as he opened
?re on a class of pupils at Dunblane
Primary in 1996, killing 16 children
and their teacher. A ban on hand-
guns was introduced in the wake of
the atrocity.
Despite numerous such shootings in the US, politicians there
have so far rejected calls for tighter
gun controls.
Ms Adam told The Sunday Mail:
?I want to meet him and hopefully
I can twist his arm by letting him
know what it is like to have your life
devastated by gun violence.?
She added: ?Perhaps if he could
meet me and I could tell him about
it, then he would learn something to
take back home with him. I would
By David Hughes
Aimie Adam was shot twice by
Thomas Hamilton in 1996
also tell him that there is something that you can do about it. We
changed gun laws after Dunblane
and we have never had another
school shooting.?
Boris Johnson was travelling to the
United States yesterday as part of
a last-ditch diplomatic effort to persuade Donald Trump to keep faith
with the Iran nuclear deal.
The US President has ?ercely criticised the agreement, which eased
sanctions on Tehran in exchange for
commitments to abandon its nuclear
weapons programme.
Mr Trump will decide on 12 May
whether to reimpose sanctions and
effectively torpedo the international
alliance behind the deal.
The Foreign Secretary was due to
travel to Washington yesterday for
two days of talks with senior administration of?cials including the vice
president Mike Pence.
He will also meet the national security adviser John Bolton and key
foreign policy leaders in Congress.
As well as Iran, Mr Johnson?s talks
are expected to cover North Korea ?
ahead of President Trump?s planned
meeting with Kim Jong-un ? and the
situation in Syria.
Mr Trump has threatened to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action deal signed by the US,
China, Russia, Germany, France and
Britain with Iran.
News, page 23
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i MONDAY
7 MAY 2018
PEOPLE
Treatment
Ferguson in
intensive care
after emergency
brain surgery
By Dean Kirby
NORTHERN CORRESPONDENT
The former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care after having emergency
surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
A club statement said the procedure ?had gone very well? but there
was no update on the 76-year-old?s
condition last night.
As news of the football legend?s
condition spread, warm wishes ?ooded in from the worlds of sport, politics
and television.
Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah,
golfer Ian Poulter, the Chicago White
Sox baseball team and the US National Basketball Association joined
world football stars in showing their
support for ?the boss?.
Some of Manchester United?s
?ercest rivals, including Manchester
City, put footballing rivalries aside to
also send wishes to the 76-year-old.
They were joined by politicians including Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and John McDonnell.
Club officials at United said Sir
Alex had surgery on Saturday and
that the operation went ?very well?,
but he needed a period of intensive
care to aid his recovery.
Sir Alex retired as United manager
in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies
including 12 Premier League titles,
Alex Ferguson began
his playing career with
Scottish club Queen?s Park as
a 16-year-old striker while an
apprentice at Clyde Shipyards.
two Champions League titles, five
FA Cups and four League Cups over
26 years. Last weekend, he was at Old
Trafford to pay tribute to his old
opponent Ars鑞e Wenger on
his final game at the ground as
Arsenal manager.
Wenger also sent a message of
support to Sir Alex and his family,
saying: ?I trust his strength and his
strong character will get him well
very quickly.?
Television presenter and Manchester United fan Eamonn Holmes
said Sir Alex was an ?amazing man?.
He said: ?Praying for The Boss that
he makes a full recovery. So much
part of my life personally and professionally for over 30 years. An amazing man and friend.?
TV sports presenter Gary Lineker
said he was ?very sorry? to hear of Sir
Alex?s serious illness, adding: ?Wish
him all the very best.?
Ex-Manchester United player
Cristiano Ronaldo urged his former
boss to ?stay strong? while David
Beckham said: ?Keep ?ghting, boss.
Sending prayers and love.?
World football governing body Fifa
also sent words of support, saying:
?We join many across the world of
football in sending our best wishes to
Sir Alex Ferguson.?
Current United players including
Jesse Lingard, club captain Michael
Carrick, David de Gea and Luke
Shaw also posted tributes.
Howard Wilkinson, the chairman
of the League Managers Association,
said he was ?extremely sorry? to hear
the news.
Sport, page 55
5
What is a brain haemorrhage?
Put simply, it is bleeding in
or around the brain. It causes
swelling, and the pooled blood
forms a mass known as a
haematoma, increasing the pressure on the brain and reducing
vital blood ?ow.
People who experience the
condition will sometimes develop
symptoms similar to a stroke, with
weakness on one side of the body
or a feeling of numbness. Sometimes patients will experience
a severe headache or dif?culty
speaking or seeing.
What causes bleeding on the
brain?
The condition can sometimes
happen spontaneously as a result
of a ruptured aneurysm, otherwise known as a haemorrhagic
stroke. It can also occur after a
seemingly minor head injury.
Other causes can include high
blood pressure, leading to weakening arterial walls and causing
them to rupture, or weakened
blood vessels.
It is expected
that Sir Alex will
need a lengthy
recuperation
period PA
Reaction Heartfelt hopes and good wishes
The Shadow Chancellor, John
McDonnell, called Sir Alex ?part of
the Labour family?. He also tweeted:
?I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy
and full recovery. A brilliant manager
and a good man, who won the respect
of all of us football supporters
worldwide.?
Scottish politicians
also wished the former
manager (pictured, with
Wayne Rooney) well.
Nicola Sturgeon tweeted:
?My thoughts are with Alex
Ferguson and his family ?
wishing him a full and speedy
recovery.? Rivals also wished him
well. Liverpool FC said: ?A great rival
but also a great friend who supported
this club during its most dif?cult
time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will
make a full recovery.?
Sports ?gures outside of football
have also passed on their best wishes.
Golfer Justin Rose said the
thoughts of the European
Ryder Cup team were with
Ferguson, a keen golfer.
Fellow golfer Ian Poulter
shared a photograph of
him sitting side by side
with Sir Alex. He wrote:
?Thoughts and prayers go
out to Sir Alex Ferguson and
family.? Olympic champion Sir Mo
Farah also wished him well.
What is involved in the surgery
and how does it help?
In some cases of brain haemorrhage, an operation is needed
to relieve the pressure on the
brain. Draining the haematoma
will reduce the size of the pooled
blood, while surgeons can also
repair damaged blood vessels.
There are several ways a
surgeon can drain the pooled
blood, including by removing a
portion of the skull or drilling a
small hole in it.
The decision to operate will
depend on a range of factors,
including the location of
the haemorrhage.
A bleed on the brain can also
be treated through medication to
reduce the swelling.
What is the outlook for patients?
The outlook can vary depending
on many factors, including where
the bleed occurred and the size of
it. Luke Griggs, of the brain injury
charity Headway, said: ?Every
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Pretana
Morgan,
Rhyhiem
Ainsworth
Barton?s mother
(right) said her
son (far right)
was not in a
gang REUTERS
NEWS
CRIME
Mother?s tribute to son, 17,
who wanted to be an architect
By Catherine Wylie and Aine Fox
The mother of a 17-year-old shot dead
near his home in south London yesterday paid tribute to her ?handsome
boy? who had ?so much potential?.
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton (pic-
tured) was not in a gang and aspired
to be an architect, his mother said.
He was discovered with critical injuries in a Southwark street on Saturday after police were called to reports
of gunshots nearby.
London Ambulance Service paramedics and the Air Ambulance service were unable to save the teenager.
Rhyhiem?s mother, Pretana Morgan, said yesterday: ?I couldn?t have
asked for a better son. My son was
a very handsome boy. He?s got so
much potential.?
She said he had returned from a
trip to Jamaica in February. Relatives
said he had been chased by a gang
armed with ?swords and machetes?.
She said he had been ?trying to
make a difference? by learning to
work with children. ?This is not life.
My son?s a good boy,? she added.
The London mayor Sadiq
Khan said his thoughts
went out to the ?loved ones of
the teenager who was tragically
killed?. More than 60 people have
been killed in London this year ?
about half the result of stabbings.
Rhyhiem?s godmother, Lacey Main,
said she believed he had been shot at
by someone in a car, adding he was
a rapper using the name GB, and became a target because he was young.
?Any loss of life is a loss. It doesn?t matter where they come from. It doesn?t
matter what religion, what culture,
what skin colour... A life is a life,?
she said.
Metropolitan Police Commander
Simon Messinger said the violence
had ?rightly caused concern? and the
?fast-paced? investigation was ?progressing all the time?.
Additional officers would be patrolling for the rest of the bank holiday weekend, he said.
CRIME
Teenage boys shot in the street
By Aine Fox
Two boys, aged 13 and 15, were
shot and wounded in north-west
London yesterday.
Police were called just minutes
apart to the shootings at two locations in close proximity in Wealdstone, Harrow. Both boys were taken
to central London hospitals.
Of?cers were called to Wealdstone
where they found a 15-year-old boy
had been shot. Two minutes later,
paramedics alerted them to a second
victim, aged 13, who had been shot
at a different location nearby. Police
said they are investigating whether
the two incidents are linked. No one
has been arrested and no ?rearm has
been recovered.
A shopkeeper said one youngster
was ?lucky to be alive? and they
believe a bullet grazed the back of
his head.
Palmerston Road, just off Wealdstone High Street, was blocked off
by police tape and manned by uniformed officers. A blood-stained
grey sweatshirt lay on the ground
outside a shop.
EMPLOYMENT
Junior doctors in limbo
after recruitment blunder
By Russell Parton
About 1,500 junior doctors poised to
take up jobs have had employment offers withdrawn after a mistake in the
recruitment process.
Many are now in limbo as they
were in the process of uprooting their
families to take up the job offers, selling homes, moving children to new
schools and having partners resigning from jobs.
The Royal College of Physicians,
which oversees recruitment, blamed
?human error? and branded it a
?dreadful situation?. The British Medical Association said
it was ?appalled?, adding it
had caused ?extreme anxiety?
for trainees.
Those affected had been offered
jobs through ST3 Recruitment, a
nationally co-ordinated system for
recruiting doctors. But last week it
was discovered that some candidates
had been given the wrong interview
marks following an error in transferringdatafromonecomputerprogram
to another.
George Hills, from Coventry, took
out a home improvement loan thinking he had job security for ?ve years.
?I am now in a worse position than I
was a month ago,? he said.
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Walking
on
sunshine
Sunseekers basked in
glorious bank holiday
weather across most of the
UK yesterday, with today
expected to be the hottest
May bank holiday Monday
in 40 years.
Clockwise from right:
Billy Elliot, ?ve, from
Islington, plays in the
fountains in King?s Cross,
London; Veron Pimm, with
his canine passenger Bibi,
kayaks along the River
Thames near Boulter?s Lock
in Maidenhead; rapeseed
?elds in front of Belvoir
Castle, Leicestershire;
volleyball on Boscombe
beach in Dorset JONATHAN
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ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA
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HEALTH
ENVIRONMENT
Can?t cook, won?t cook: Londoners
have unhealthiest diet in the UK
Parks ?worth
billions in
health benefits?
By Sally Wardle
By Tom Bawden
The population of London has the
unhealthiest diet in the UK.
Londoners, new surveys suggest,
have the worst diet by pretty much
every measure ? with 39 per cent
eating fast food at least once a week
and 49 per cent consuming one or
more ready meals over the same period. The reasons for the poor diet
are convenience and an inability to
cook very well, the study suggests.
At the other end of the spectrum,
people in the south-west of England
eat the healthiest meals, with just
14 per cent tucking into fast food at
least once in any given week.
Northern Ireland comes a close
second to London, with 37 per cent
having a weekly fast-food feast, fol-
lowed by Scotland, Wales and the cerned about the nationwide ?gure
Midlands, all at 31 per cent.
of 26 per cent for ?ve-a-day fruit and
The research was conducted by veg consumption.
the Opinium agency for the healthThis is the recommended daily
care website, Pharmacy
amount for a healthy diet and
Outlet.co.uk.
the research shows that
?From curries to Chijust one in four adults
nese, ?sh and chips to
is eating enough fruit
pizza, the UK loves
and veg.
its fast food and
Across the nation
takeaways,? said
as a whole, 38 per
Hitesh Dodhia,
cent eat at least one
Percentage
of people in the
PharmacyOutlet?s
ready meal a week,
UK who eat ?ve
superintendent
while 23 per cent
portions
of
fruit
and
pharmacist.
have a weekly porvegetables a day
?But this research
tion, or more, of takeaillustrates just how
way fodder.
often busy Brits resort to
?The public must be
takeaways, ready meals and
wary of the fat and salt content
restaurants to satisfy their appetite.? of restaurant food and takeaway
Mr Dodhia is particularly con- meals. Failure to do so can cause
26
Britain has the
unhealthiest diet in
Europe, with our consumption
of junk food being four times
greater than in France or Italy,
a separate study revealed
in January.
serious health concerns, as well as
generally affecting energy levels
and the way both the body and mind
perform,? Mr Dodhia said.
The research is based on a nationally representative sample of 2,000
adults. Other weekly findings suggest that the average person in the
UK eats leftovers from a takeaway
at least once, while 27 per cent eat
fast food.
Parks save the NHS more than �1m
every year, according to a report.
Regular users of parks and green
spaces are likely to be healthier and
less likely to visit their GP, research
by Fields in Trust suggests.
The charity estimates that such
spaces provide more than �bn of
well-being benefits in total, by improving mental and physical health.
The charity?s chief executive,
Helen Grif?ths, said: ?At a time when
parks and green spaces are under
threat, this is valuable evidence that
the loss of green space is hugely damaging to people?s welfare.
?The research also con?rms that
any decision by a public body to remove a park or green space is completely short-sighted.?
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PEOPLE
TRANSPORT
Marr facing surgery on kidney tumour
By Lucy Mapstone
Broadcaster Andrew Marr (inset)
will go into hospital this week to
have an operation to remove a
malignant kidney tumour .
A statement from Marr?s
agent, Mary Greenham, said he is
?expected to make a full recovery
and will be returning to the airwaves soon?.
Marr, 58, will step down from
hosting his weekly Sunday BBC
television programme
The Andrew Marr Show
while recuperating.
He told viewers at
the end of yesterday?s
show: ?I am going to
be away for a couple of
weeks or so. I?m having
a small hospital operation
and I will be back as soon as
I possibly can, so be kind please to
whoever is sitting in this chair
next week.?
The surgery comes
five years after Marr,
the BBC?s former political editor, suffered
a stroke. He spent two
months in hospital
and underwent extensive physiotherapy to
help him walk following the
stroke in January 2013.
Scotland?s third busiest railway station, currently undergoing a �0m
modernisation, is the least popular in the UK. Gatwick Airport came second PA
End of the line:
UK?s most hated
railway station
By Neil Lancefield
and Graeme Murray
Glasgow?s Queen Street has been
named as Britain?s most unpopular
railway station. Data from the independent watchdog Transport Focus
reveals it has a lower satisfaction rate
than any other.
Passengers described the station,
which is nine months into a �0mmodernisation project, as an eyesore.
?The station is an absolute bomb
site at the moment,? said Cameron
MacIntosh, from Stirling. ?It really looks like a place from the Third
World. I try to avoid it.?
John McInnes, a from Cumbernauld, said: ?It?s embarrassing bringing friends or relations here. They
can?t believe the mess of the place.?
The survey did, however, identify
reasons for optimism in Glasgow,
which is undergoing extensive current renovation, because the four
most popular stations have all undergone major refurbishments in recent
years ? London King?s Cross, London
St Pancras, Birmingham New Street
and Reading.
Glasgow Queen Street is operated
by Abellio ScotRail and was used by
15 million passengers in 2016-17, mak-
ing it Scotland?s third busiest. The
second most unpopular station was
Gatwick Airport, followed by Oxford
and Clapham Junction.
Also among the bottom 10 were
London Victoria, Hull and Cardiff
Central. The survey of more than
28,000 passengers was conducted
between September and November
last year.
One Gatwick Airport passenger
who responded to the survey reported that the West Sussex station
is ?small and cramped? with ?long
queues for tickets and overcrowding
on platforms?.
Another described it as an ?appalling welcome to the UK?.
Transport Focus chief executive
Anthony Smith said: ?Passengers?
top priorities include arrival time
information, waiting rooms and the
overall look and feel of the station.?
London Victoria was
described in the survey
as ?grubby for what should be a
?agship station?. Another rail
user bemoaned the platforms
at Cardiff Central for being
?very run down?.
Most loved Top 30 railway stations
1 London King?s Cross 96% satisfaction
2 London St Pancras 95%
3 Birmingham New Street 92%
4 Reading 92%
5 London Marylebone 91%
6 Liverpool Central 91%
7 Beacons?eld 91%
8 Shef?eld 91%
9 Manchester Piccadilly 91%
10 Glasgow Central 91%
11 London Blackfriars 91%
12 York 91%
13 Edinburgh 90%
14 Newcastle 90%
15 Amersham 90%
16 Leicester 89%
17 Newark North Gate 89%
18 London Paddington 88%
19 Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 88%
20 London Fenchurch Street 88%
21 Richmond (Surrey) 88%
22 Bath Spa 88%
23 Heathrow Terminal 5 88%
24 Liverpool Lime Street 87%
25 High Wycombe 87%
26 Leamington Spa 87%
27 Cambridge 87%
28 London Liverpool Street 87%
29 Nottingham 86%
30 Milton Keynes Central 86%
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SCIENCE
HEALTH
Tortured artists: creative people
have greater risk of mental illness
Early action
could help
high-risk
students
By Tom Bawden
Troubled talents
SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
By Tom Bawden
Highly creative people are vulnerable
to mental illness, with brilliant artists
much more likely to develop schizophrenia than the average person, a
study has found.
The image of the tortured artist is
?rmly ingrained in our culture after
a string of creative maestros suffered
severe mental anguish ? perhaps
most famously Vincent van Gogh,
who cut off his left ear.
But the evidence for the link was
mostly anecdotal. Now, a study
makes a convincing scientific case
for the ?rst time.
It found that people who are relatively creative, compared with the
general population, are more likely
to develop mental health problems
such as bipolar disorder and severe
depression ? and that people who are
very creative face an even higher risk.
This, in turn, strongly suggests
that people with extraordinary artistic creativity could be ?many times?
more likely to develop disorders such
as schizophrenia than average, according to the lead researcher James
MacCabe, of King?s College London.
?We showed that the more you
zoom in on people with creativity the
greater the association with mental
disorders and so I would expect that
those people with the greatest levels
of artistic creativity would have the
highest risk,? he said.
The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, found that
people studying an arts subject, including everything from visual art to
media studies, were 20 per cent more
likely to develop schizophrenia than
the general population. And with a
much narrower definition of creative subjects, taking in just the visual
arts, students were 2.2 times as likely
to develop the disorder.
Dr MacCabe suggests the link
is either genetic or connected to a
person?s ?thinking style?. ?With creativity you often make creative or intuitive leaps between ideas. And this
often happens in mental disorders
as well ? when you?re forming a delusion, for example by adding 2 and
2 and making 5 and coming up with
some creative theory,? he said.
Professor Stephen Lawrie, of the
University of Edinburgh, says this is
Aristotle The idea of the tormented
genius goes back at least as far as the
Greek philosophers. Little is known
about Aristotle?s own mental health
but he did claim: ?There is no genius
without having a touch of madness.?
Ludwig van Beethoven The German
composer suffered from periodic bouts
of severe depression.
Fyodor Dostoevsky The Russian author
had a rare form of epilepsy known
as ?ecstatic epilepsy? which involved
frequent seizures followed by bouts of
mental disturbance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The
composer suffered from mood swings,
which may have been attributable to
bipolar disorder.
Edvard Munch The Norwegian painter
of The Scream experienced regular
panic attacks.
Leo Tolstoy The Russian author of
War and Peace had frequent bouts
of depression.
Vincent van Gogh The Dutch painter
had bipolar disorder and other health
problems, which seem likely to lie
behind his cutting off his left ear, and
eventual suspected suicide.
the most comprehensive analysis he
has seen on the issue: ?This is a very
interesting study that takes a particularly rigorous approach to the
issue. And it accords with my clinical
experience. As someone who specialises in psychosis, I have long had the
impression I see more ?artists? than
other students or graduates.?
Some 0.46 per cent of the population develops schizophrenia ? rising
to just over one per cent among visual
arts students.
Marjorie Wallace, chief
executive of Sane, said:
?This is the ?rst study on such
a large scale to reinforce the
belief that there is a connection
between artistic creativity and
susceptibility to mental illnesses.?
Background ?This link goes all the way back to Plato?
Links between creativity and
mental illness have been around for
centuries but evidence has
been elusive.
According to lead researcher Dr
James MacCabe, from King?s College
London, the problem stems from the
fact that mental illness is quite rare,
and any meaningful study requires a
lot of participants.
His data was drawn from 4.5
million Swedes.
?The idea that there is a link
between mental illness and creativity
goes all the way back to Plato. But
getting evidence of an association at
the population level is remarkably
dif?cult to do,? he said.
?A lot of studies have compiled lists
of creative people with mental illness
but that doesn?t prove anything, just
that you can make a list.?
?You need to study the whole
population, not just a subset, and the
data needs to go back to a person?s
childhood, well before symptoms
start to emerge,? Dr MacCabe added.
His team used national registers
from Sweden which collect school,
university and health records all in
one place in a way that is linked.
However, these kinds of studies
leave open the possibility that people
with mental health problems are
more likely to have been channelled
into artistic jobs.
So, as such, they do not represent a
true cross section of the population
at a point before mental health
problems come to light.
Proving the link between
artistic creativity and mental
illness could pave the way
for treating the symptoms in
people at high risk by taking
action early, researchers said.
Dr James MacCabe, of
King?s College London, said
his ?ndings suggest arts
students might bene?t from
dedicated services such as
student counselling and
support services.
Symptoms of schizophrenia,
bioplar disorder and severe
depression tend to emerge
when a person is in their early
twenties, so a student service
could help detect problems
in the preliminary stages
or even before they become
apparent so they can take
steps to curb the symptoms
? for example by seeing
a psychiatrist.
?Awareness of this
association could be raised
in university settings and
counselling services,? Dr
MacCabe said. The research
also raises the prospect that
arts could be used to help treat
people at risk.
Marjorie Wallace, chief
executive of the mental health
charity Sane, said: ?These
?ndings highlight that there
may be a vulnerability in more
artistically creative people,
and the potential value of
art therapy.?
Professor Stephen Lawrie,
of Edinburgh University,
added: ?The ?nding is of
clinical relevance, suggesting
students might bene?t from
dedicated services.?
Finally, the report may help
researchers to understand the
causes of mental illness more
fully. This, in turn, may lead to
more effective treatments.
?The fact that we?ve shown
this association might give us
some clues as to understanding
what?s underlying some of
these mental disorders,? said
Dr MacCabe.
On Saturday, in your
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TRADE
May faces Tory rebel anger after she
insists on EU customs partnership
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
Theresa May?s fragile cabinet unity
was under fresh strain last night as
the pro-Brexit faction accused Greg
Clark, the Business Secretary, of
reviving ?Project Fear?.
Mr Clark infuriated Brexiteers by
warning thousands of jobs could be
lost unless ministers signed up to
Mrs May?s plan for a customs partnership with the European Union.
They thought the Prime Minister?s
preferred scheme had been killed off
by a revolt in her Brexit ?war cabinet? following accusations that the
proposal amounted to customs union
membership by another name.
However, Mr Clark was dispatched
by Downing Street yesterday to
renew the case for her ?hybrid?
model, under which Britain would
collect tariffs on imports heading for
the EU on behalf of Brussels.
Mr Clark argued that major companies such as motor manufacturers depended on a system with a
?minimum of frictions? at the border to ensure smooth production of
goods using parts from several countries. He cited the example of
Toyota, which employs 3,500
people in Britain, and now
faces a ?big decision?
over where to build its
next European plant.
In an interview with
BBC1?s Andrew Marr
Show, Mr Clark (inset)
also raised the prospect
of Britain not moving to
BREXIT
?Time running out? for deal to avoid hard Irish border
By Nigel Morris
The cabinet wrangling is taking
place against the background
of a ticking clock, with Brussels
insisting it wants a workable
solution agreed by the end of next
month to avoid the imposition of a
hard border in Ireland.
Following last week?s
deadlocked Brexit ?war cabinet?
meeting, of?cials are working on
revised versions of Mrs May?s plan
and an alternative ?maximum
facilitation? proposal using a
combination of technology and
the trusted trader status scheme
to track imports.
Ministers are due to return to
the subject next week.
The Prime Minister?s preferred
customs partnership option
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Majority of MPs
back extending
voting rights to
16- and 17-year-olds
By Nigel Morris
POLITICAL EDITOR
The majority of MPs believe 16- and
17-year-olds should be allowed to
take part in elections, the Government was warned, as it faces a fresh
all-party drive to lower the voting age
across the United Kingdom.
Senior Tory, Labour and Liberal
Democrat figures will argue this
week that 1.5 million more teenagers
should be allowed to vote. They will
support a Bill calling for the ?rst reduction in the voting age since 1970
when it was cut from 21 to 18.
Ministers have resisted the move
on the grounds there is broad interna-
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Labour asks Tories to get
rid of ?racist joke? councillor
McDonnell:
anti-Semitism
row hurt us
By Nigel Morris
Theresa May has been challenged
by Labour to intervene in the case of
a Conservative councillor who was
suspended over a racist joke and let
back into the party a day after the
local elections.
Rosemary Carroll?s readmission to
Tory ranks gave the Tories a majority
of one and overall control of 49-seat
Pendle Council in Lancashire.
Her membership was suspended
after she shared on Facebook a joke
that compared an Asian to a dog. Ms
Carroll said she intended to delete
the post but accidentally published it.
Business Secretary Greg Clark
said such views were incompatible
with Tory membership, and would
be investigated.
Party chairman Brandon Lewis
said Ms Carroll had already been
suspended, taken diversity training
and apologised.
John McDonnell, the shadow
Chancellor, accused ministers of
being divided over their treatment of
someone who had shared an ?abhorrent racist post?. He said: ?Theresa
May must intervene and ensure this
councillor is suspended.?
The local authority confirmed it
learnt of her return on Friday.
By David Hughes
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has acknowledged that the
controversy over anti-Semitism
hit Labour?s local election hopes.
The issue has been blamed for
the party?s failure to secure the key
target of Barnet, an area of London
with a large Jewish population. He
told the BBC he would be meeting
Barnet councillors this week, adding: ?Anti-Semitism certainly had
its effect, there?s no doubt about it,
in Barnet itself.?
?We need a voice
on big decisions?
DAISY CALDER, 17, LONDON
Daisy is in the throes of A-level
revision, but would have relished
the chance to put down her books to
cast her vote in the local elections.
?Big decisions like Brexit,
which will affect young
people?s futures, are being
decided by people who
are not us,? she says.
?In my school, everyone
except around two or
three people wanted to
remain in the EU.?
She says that as people
can marry, join the Army
and have a full-time job when
they are 16, they should also have
the right to vote.
?What?s the difference between
a 16-year-old and 18-year-old
anyway?? she says. ?Most 18-yearolds are still in school, too.?
Nicky Morgan, the former
education secretary, said
that her party?s argument against
extending the franchise was
undermined by allowing 16- and
17-year-old Scots to vote in the
2014 independence referendum.
tional consensus that adulthood begins at 18. But Peter Kyle, the Labour
MP, said Westminster politicians
were increasingly coming to the view
that the age of majority should be cut.
Scottish 16- and 17-year-olds can vote
in local elections. He told i: ?There?s
an undoubted majority in the Commons for this happening, but an inability to make it a political reality.
?The Government is effectively
telling 16- and 17-year-olds in England they don?t have the intellect
that 16- and 17-year-olds elsewhere
in the country have. It?s immoral.? It
was ?perverse? to disenfranchise the
group who would be most affected by
?fundamental decisions? in ?the very,
very long term?, he said.
The former Tory minister Sir
Peter Bottomley also believes there
is a Commons majority for the
reform. ?If anyone doubts
whether young people can
be sensible, just witness
the Youth Parliament
debates in the House of
Commons,? he said.
Labour, the SNP and
the Liberal Democrats
all support lowering the
age threshold, while it is opposed by the Conservatives and
the DUP.
There is no prospect of the Bill becoming law because of Government
opposition, but campaigners view
the debate as another step towards
change taking place.
CONSERVATIVES
Across
MP?s unique approach to
criticism from constituent
By Jon Vale
A Tory MP has defended himself
after calling a teenage student ?a
complete twat? on Twitter.
Michael Fabricant said he meant
the word ?twit? in an exchange over
last week?s local elections.
The posts on Friday began when
a Twitter user challenged Mr Fabricant over the town of Burntwood in
his constituency, saying it had been
neglected and calling the MP ?weak
and wobbly?.
Mr Fabricant wrote back: ?Says
a complete twat who seems unaware that there is no vote this year
in Burntwood!?
Amid criticism of Mr Fabricant
over the post to Darcy Norgate he
wrote a post saying ?snowflake
alert?, adding: ?Rude twitter person makes rude comment then
?surprised? to be called a twat! Oh,
come on!!!?
He added: ?Twitter is not like Facebook. It is not for those who are
easily offended.?
Mr Fabricant then wrote that he
did not have a clue what the word
Michael Fabricant was challenged
on Twitter by Darcy Norgate
?twat? means, adding: ?I think of it
as twit.? Mr Fabricant later wrote:
?For ?twat? substitute ?twit? ? which
is what I meant.?
Ms Norgate has called for
an apology.
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Concerning girl
that?s a bit of a
looker! (6)
3
Possibly one hip
communication
device (6)
4
Absorbed in reading
Anne Tyler, one
takes in a lot (6)
Down
1
Taking part in run is
invigorating? Not at
?rst (6)
2
Runs bagged in a
cricket match? Not
running now (2,4)
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ENERGY
An end to the
sound of silence
for electric cars
Reactor cracks
raise fears over
nuclear plants
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Electric cars will sound like ?falling
water? once laws come in to ensure
they make a noise to alert pedestrians to their approach.
All new electric and hybrid vehicles sold in Europe will be required
by law to emit a noise from July 2019,
while existing vehicles must be ?tted
with a sound-emitting device by 2021.
?White noise? will be the agreed
industry standard. Chris HansonAbbott, head of vehicle safety at
Kent-based Brigade Electronics,
said: ?White sound is very pleasant.
It?s the sound of falling water.?
Around 140,000 electric
cars are currently being
driven on UK roads, with the
?gure predicted to reach 200,000
by the end of the year, according
to industry body Go Ultra Low.
Mr Hanson-Abbott is the inventor
of the beeping reversing alarm introduced to vehicles in 1976.
The white sound ?has two unique
characteristics?, he said. ?One is that
it?s very pleasant on the ear and the
second is that the source direction of
that sound is instantly recognisable.
The moment you hear white sound
you can point directly at where it?s
coming from. This is an incredibly
valuable quality.?
Without noise emitting devices
electric vehicles are extremely quiet,
especially at low speeds, which poses
a particular danger to blind and partially sighted people and to pedestrians wearing headphones.
Pedestrians are up to 40 per
cent more likely to be hit by a
hybrid or electric vehicle than a
car with a diesel or petrol engine,
according to the Guide Dogs for the
Blind Association.
Pause controls to silence a vehicle?s
sound emitter will be banned under
the new directive.
By Rhiannon Williams
TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT
Juice bar: by July
2019 all new electric
cars must emit a
noise while being
driven REUTERS
Hot on Tesla?s wheels Porsche and Audi get charged up
Electric cars, once the preserve of
a niche audience, are now not only
environmentally friendly but
practical and stylish.
Elon Musk?s Tesla has done much
to overhaul the electric vehicle?s
image, creating luxurious and desirable saloons, roadsters and SUVs.
However, its forthcoming Model 3
and Model Y cars have been plagued
with production and design issues,
with hundreds of thousands of
customers still waiting to receive
their pre-orders.
Porsche is hoping to steal Tesla?s
thunder with the Mission E, a sporty
four-door supercar.
Audi announced its intentions
to release three electric vehicles by
2020, including the e-tron Quattro
and e-tron Sportster, which takes its
design cues from the Audi A7.
Doubts have been raised over the
government?s energy policy amid
concerns about the future of one of
Scotland?s Hunterston B reactors.
Cracks in the graphite core of reactor three of the nuclear power
plant has resulted in serious questions being asked about the future
of six other similar plants built in the
70s and 80s. The reactor was due to
resume operation this month but inspections have revealed more cracks
than anticipated, leading owner EDF
Energy to announce it would remain
of?ine until November.
The delay is estimated to have cost
the French company up to �0m in
lost revenue, but EDF insists that
the likelihood of other older reactors
having to be shut down for a similarly
sustained period is extremely low.
Nuclear energy accounts for
around one-fifth of UK electricity
provision, and investment in the next
generation of nuclear technologies is
a key objective of the government?s
Industrial Strategy. EDF owns and
operates eight of the UK?s 10 existing
nuclear power stations.
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PETE?
We have not
arrived at
peak Corbyn
It?s too easy to
blame the
computers
Change its
features, or
give it up?
He predicted
the modern
world
He is Donald
Trump?s polar
opposite
Coming of age
for a boy and
his horse
The Sunday Mirror
TheSunday Times
TheVerge
The Daily Telegraph
TheNewYorkTimes
Sight & Sound
Jeremy?s bubble hasn?t
burst. But it does need
more air in it. He won?t
turn right towards
the middle England
mainstream, but he
must better explain
to mainstream voters
how his socialist
revolution might work
? from nationalising
public transport to
revitalising public
health. (Nigel Nelson)
I blame the humans.
For although the
Health Secretary?s
remark about a
computer algorithm
failure suggested
some sort of software
malfunction, the lessnoticed part of his
statement referred
to ?issues with ...
how age parameters
are programmed?.
Who does the
programming? People.
(Dominic Lawson)
It doesn?t have to be
this way. Facebook?s
dominance is the
result of speci?c
product choices,
and there are other
products that would
undo those choices.
We?re so used to
platforms acting to
entrench their own
power that it?s become
unthinkable that they?d
act any other way.
(Russell Brandom)
These days, the
fashionable way to
defend Marx is as
?a great economist?.
Even if that were true,
it would be a bizarre
thing to say, rather
like defending Nero as
a great musician, or
Osama bin Laden as a
great theologian.
(Daniel Hannan)
The ?ght isn?t really
between two men. It?s
between two takes on
what matters most in
this messy world. It?s
between the high road
and the gutter. McCain
has always believed,
to his core, in sacri?ce,
honour and allegiance.
Trump believes
in Trump.
(Frank Bruni)
For all its sometimes
over-episodic
structure ? a
sequence where
Charley encounters
two disaffected Iraq
vets could have been
omitted ? Andrew
Haigh has crafted
a quietly affecting
coming-of-age journey
tale sustained by a
central performance
that never feels forced.
(Philip Kemp)
The Mail on Sunday
The conventional
wisdom is that we
have now reached
peak Corbyn. This is
wrong. Corbyn has not
yet peaked because
there is as yet no
one in the Shadow
Cabinet willing or able
to drag him from his
sun-kissed but lonely
summit. (Dan Hodges)
TheSundayExpress
The Yorkshire Post
Many a jobsworth
administrator has
hidden behind the
excuse of computer
problems. While it?s
ridiculous to suggest a
return to the old paper
?ling cards, there must
surely be a happy
medium. (Sarah Todd)
Without Facebook,
I actually call my
friends. Sometimes
I even write a letter.
I don?t think so much
about what I look like
and am more present
when I?m having fun.
So maybe we should
all just quit.
(Elizabeth Old?eld)
The Guardian
Is Marx ?nished? Not
at all. I ?nd it hard to
read the ?rst few pages
of The Communist
Manifesto without
thinking that I live
in the world he and
Engels described.
Facebook, not to
mention Amazon
and Google, have
made humans into
exploitable assets.
(Stuart Jeffries)
WashingtonPost
If this eulogy is
premature, the reason
for delivering it now is
this moment cries out
for it. McCain reminds
us that American
greatness is made by
those who understand
that character is the
sum of one?s hardest
choices; that reality is
not a TV show.
(David Von Drehle)
Empire
Detached, but never
dispassionate, this
may not be director
Andrew Haigh?s best
?lm. But its slowburning authenticity
suggests a versatility
to go with his acuity for
credible characters in
recognisable situations.
(David Parkinson)
LifeInBrief
NINALEE CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBJECT
Quote of
the day
A movement
led by mania
Sean Penn
The Hollywood
actor?s take on the
#MeToo movement
In August 1951, at a hotel in Florence,
two American women came face to face
in the hallway one morning.
One was Ruth Orkin, a promising
29-year-old photojournalist who
was seeking a subject for a magazine
photo spread about the experiences of
women travelling abroad alone ? a rare
thing to do at the time.
The other was Ninalee Allen, a
23-year-old adventure-seeking
graduate who had been travelling solo
for months through France, Spain and
Italy. She called herself ?Jinx? because
she thought it sounded exciting.
?She was beautiful, luminescent and,
unlike me, very tall,? Orkin later told
The New York Times. Allen agreed to the
photo shoot, and off they went through
the streets of Florence.
Imagining she was Beatrice from
Dante?s Divine Comedy, one of her
favourite books, Allen held her shawl,
stood straight and strode past more
than a dozen men leering at her from
all directions at the corner of Piazza
della Repubblica. Orkin ran ahead,
Allen recalled, and ?took one picture,
asked me to back up, and took a second?.
In less than one minute, Orkin had
captured American Girl in Italy.
The photo appeared in Cosmopolitan
magazine as part of a 1952 photo essay
titled ?When You Travel Alone ?? The
caption read: ?Public admiration ?
shouldn?t ?uster you... The gentlemen
are usually louder than American men,
but they mean no harm.?
The photograph was widely
reproduced and displayed, and
accompanied stories about harassment,
victimhood and the feminine psyche.
In 2017, a restaurant in Philadelphia
removed the photograph after
complaints from customers.
It all began to grate on Allen, who said
the image was ?a symbol of a woman
having an absolutely wonderful time?.
That she stood six feet tall, she added,
may also have explained the gawking.
?Women look at that picture and
feel indignant, angry,? she told The
Times. ?They say: ?That poor woman.
We should be able to walk wherever
we want to and not be threatened.?
As gently as I can, I explain I was not
feeling fear. There was no danger
because it was a far different time.?
Ninalee Allen was born in
Indianapolis. Her father was personnel
director for a department store. She
studied art history in New York, and
after her months of travel in Europe,
she settled in New York, becoming a
copywriter at the J Walter Thompson
advertising company.
She married Achille Passi, a widowed
Venetian count, in 1959 and raised
a stepson. She lived on the family
villa near Venice. She later married
a Canadian steel industry executive,
Robert Ross Craig.
Allen remained close friends with
Orkin, who died in 1985 after a noted
career in photography and ?lm-making.
?I wouldn?t say the picture has
changed my life but I?ve had so much
amusement from it over the years,? she
wrote in 2015. ?And more free meals
at Italian restaurants than you?ll ever
know.? THE WASHINGTON POST
Born 6 November 1927
Died 2 May 2018
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Deaths by indifference
I fear that my daughter will be left at the mercy of the care system
O
n Friday morning, as
the nation woke up to
local election results,
a report was slipped
out by the National
Health Service. Its
results exposed devastating failure,
indicating prejudice towards
the single most disadvantaged
section of society. Yet the ?ndings
were largely ignored amid the
din of tribal politics. Unlike news
of missed cancer screenings
earlier in the week, the Health
Secretary did not rush to make a
parliamentary statement, nor ?re
off an impassioned tweet pledging
to tackle fatal ?aws. There was
minimal fuss in the media.
This lack of focus on such a
crucial report starkly underlined
our nation?s dismissive attitude
towards a powerless minority.
The Learning Disability Mortality
Review probed 103 deaths, which
was only 8 per cent of the cases
passed to it for examination, thanks
to underfunding. The full 1,311
fatalities were the unexplained
deaths of people with learning
disabilities over one 16-month
period. And in 13 of those studied
cases ? one in eight ? the person?s
health was ?adversely affected? by
issues such as abuse, delay, neglect
and incompetence.
These are frightening ?gures.
But it gets worse. The review said
nearly one in three people with
learning disabilities die before they
reach 50 years old, compared with
one in 20 of the rest of us. It found
their median life expectancy is 59
for a man and 58 for a woman ?
more than two decades less for than
fellow citizens.
This reveals systemic disregard
for those with learning dif?culties
? as pointed out by Sara Ryan,
who sparked this inquiry after her
teenage son Connor Sparrowhawk
died due to failures by Southern
Health Trust. ?Certain people
simply don?t count,? she said.
The review con?rms something
long suspected: that dozens
of Britons are dying needless
deaths each year. This is the silent
slaughter of innocents, assisted by
professionals making prejudiced
judgements on need or quality
of life, and aided by political
indifference. Too many people
in supposedly caring jobs, from
doctors and nurses through to care
home and council staff, see learning
disability as a life-limiting sickness.
Medical certi?cates routinely
list learning disability and Down?s
syndrome as causes of death, yet
Connor Sparrowhawk, who
had learning disabilities
and epilepsy, drowned in
the bath in 2013
they are not defects that kill like
cancer or heart failure.
Parents tell of being bullied
into allowing ?Do not resuscitate?
notices, as if children with learning
disabilities are sick animals to be
put down. People unable to talk are
left without drink and food. Others
get shoved to the back of queues for
treatment or simply ignored.
I know one person phoned to
be told her daughter?s airways
had collapsed, yet doctors left the
child untreated until her mother
arrived at the hospital. More than
2,500 people with complex needs
are still stuck in unsuitable shortterm assessment units, despite
promises to shift them after the
Winterbourne View abuse scandal
seven years ago.
This is institutionalised
discrimination that shames our
society ? yet incredibly, ministers
plan to tell the rest of the world how
to tackle prejudice with a Global
Disability Summit later this year.
There are, of course, many caring
and dedicated professionals. But
as the father of a young woman
with learning dif?culties, I live
in fear she might one day be left
at mercy of this system that fails
too often and listens too little.
My daughter also has complex
epilepsy that is unpredictable; one
day she is all smiles and loving life,
the next crashed out after violent
seizures. The condition demands
constant monitoring.
Connor Sparrowhawk had
epilepsy, but was left to drown in a
bath. Danny Tozer also had epilepsy,
along with autism. The 36-year-old
died after a seizure in 2015 but his
inquest was only held last month
after his parents fought hard to get
scrutiny, in hope of saving others.
The hearing exposed repeated
failures in his life and lead-up to his
death. Carers at his ?supported?
Carers should
not need to be
taught kindness
yet understaffed residence failed
to stick to an agreed plan of checks
every 10 minutes, leaving him
alone for at least 30 minutes when
he died. Parental concerns were
brushed aside ? they even had to
pay for an outside expert to teach
staff how to help their son.
Carers should not need to be
taught kindness. And this home
is run by Mencap, a charity that
sells itself as ?leading voice? for
those with learning disabilities
and their families. But its care was
inadequate and it did not bother
with an internal inquiry. Then it
attacked bereaved and devoted
parents at the inquest. ?Danny?s life
was clearly not important enough
to have the reliable support to give
him chance of survival in such a
situation,? his mother Rosie told me.
Mencap?s behaviour destroys
any lingering faith I had in this
organisation under its current
leadership. It shows what happens
when a charity describes itself as
a campaign group but receives
most of its cash ? �3m out of
its �1.9m income last year ?
providing services. Money talks
and compassion walks in a crisis, as
seen in squalid aid sector scandals.
Concerns are intensi?ed by 85
unexplained deaths in its care over
the past eight years.
But this also exposes ? like the
review and its reaction, like the
tide of hate crimes, like the autistic
woman abused and dragged from a
cinema on her birthday last week ?
how little Britain values people such
as my daughter. The NHS could
have set up an ongoing mandatory
mortality review like the ones
that slashed maternal and child
deaths. Or spent money emulating
a successful American model that
cut deaths.
But people with learning
disabilities are bottom of all
priorities, brushed aside in
social care debate and killed by
indifference. Who really cares,
beyond their desperate and
despairing families?
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TWEETS
AND EMAILS
The chairman of the
Electoral Reform
Society was right to say
that it was a ?dark day
for democracy? that an
estimated 3,981 people
were denied a vote in ?ve
constituencies where
a voter ID scheme was
being trialled (i, 5 May).
On top of this, there
were an unknown
numbers of voters
who decided not to
go to their polling
station because of
problems in ?nding the
identi?cation required.
This contrasts with the
reaction of an unnamed
government spokesman
who insisted that the
trial had been a ?success?.
On the present
evidence, there appears
to be no valid case
for implementing the
proposed changes.
BRIAN BEAN
RICHMOND, SURREY
Avoiding a
bad lot
I sympathise with Shappi
Khorsandi about the
dif?culty of checking
her bookings are with
?morally palatable?
organisations (i, 5 May).
As a group of Morris
dancers wishing to
celebrate St George?s
Day in a patriotic
way, my side has to
be very careful when
accepting invitations,
not to be associated
with nationalist
organisations.
CECILIA STORR-BEST
CHESHIRE
?Illegal?
immigrants
The new Home
Secretary, Sajid Javid,
may claim to disown
the phrase ?hostile
environment?, but
the fact of it was
(and continues to
be) promoted by the
blanket use of the term
?illegal immigrants?.
It deliberately
invokes the concept of
IN TOM
ROW?S
There is
another route
criminality. The truth
is that ?illegals? covers
a variety of people.
Most are illegal in only
a technical sense; many
overstayers are waiting
on our under-resourced
documentation system
and have settled here
with jobs and families
whose members are
British by birth.
The overwhelming
majority are valued
citizens in all but papers.
It?s what the Windrush
generation fell foul of.
LESLEY STANDING
WIRRAL
Morris dancers
have to be
careful about the
invitations they
accept REUTERS
You can keep
your ?invites?
Why does no one use
the word ?invitation? any
more? I don?t want an
?invite? to a party. Still,
I suppose I could take a
prezzie of bikkies.
ROB BARRATT
LAUNCESTON,
CORNWALL
The hidden
holiday cost
I?m not surprised that
10 million people risked
having no insurance on
their holidays (i, 5 May). It
can in some cases double
or even treble the cost
of a holiday, especially
for families and older
travellers. It?s time
insurance companies
came clean on this
money-spinner.
KEN OATLEY
WILTSHIRE
Mammograms
past 70
I would like to add my
own experience to that
of Diana Holl (Your View,
4 May). I was randomly
selected in January to
have a mammogram
at age 73 as part of an
NHS pilot project to see
if it is worth extending
routine mammograms to
age 73 from the present
age 70. I was found
to have a small lump,
and have had surgery
and I am currently
undergoing radiotherapy.
There must be many
other cases, besides our
two, of breast cancer in
older woman to justify
routine invitations
beyond age 70. I do
think, however, that
there is some personal
responsibility on the
part of the GP and the
patient herself to be
aware of when the next
mammogram is due as
part of proactive care.
HELEN RUGMAN
MOULSFORD,
OXFORDSHIRE
between the treat of a
calorie-laden Friday
night takeaway and the
joys of rustling up a
simple one-pot casserole from scratch, and
enjoying both options
equally because television chefs have educated
me about my food
choices. Long may Jamie,
Hugh et al keep peddling
their wares.
STEVE WILKINSON
MIDDLEWICH,
CHESHIRE
TV chefs taught
me how to eat
The EU is
right-wing
Ro Fernando (Your
View, 4 May) suggests
Jamie Oliver and Hugh
Fearnley-Whittingstall
are a major part of
the country?s obesity
problem, arguing that
as they?ve enjoyed both
media and commercial
success they are therefore implicitly ?pressurising us about our
choices?through their
restaurants and products.
A different view
might suggest that
they?ve provided poorly
informed consumers,
such as a younger me 20
years ago, with a wealth
of information on how to
cook healthy, wholesome,
non-processed meals
from base ingredients.
Pressure? No. Choice?
Absolutely. The choice
I?m getting more than
a little fed up with
commentators lumping
together the words
?Brexit? and ?right wing?.
How can you possibly
describe a pro-democracy movement as right
wing? Surely that term
could be more appropriately be used for the
unaccountable powers of
the EU.
PETER ELLIOTT
GUILDFORD, SURREY
Public, private
or state?
It is seldom mentioned
but Eton College, as
do most other ?public?
schools, continues to
offer free education in
the form of scholarships
to more than 10 per
cent of its pupils and
bursaries to others.
It should also be
pointed out, when
discussing their charitable status, that these
private institutions not
only save the public
educational system the
cost of educating their
pupils, but, due to their
very independence
and method of funding
(essentially through
voluntary donations
and fees), they are able
to offer a higher level
of education than most
other schools.
It is not surprising
that their former
pupils ?ll many of the
highest positions.
WINSTON MOLL
CUPAR, FIFE
Amanda Petersen (Your
View, 5 May) notes that
public schools have
selective entrance and
will therefore have exam
results that re?ect the
abilities of their pupils.
This tells only part
of the story. Other
studies have shown
that GCSE and A-level
success depends on
home circumstances.
When it comes to
university I have read
that students from large
state comprehensives
do best, having learnt
to study independently
and be self-motivating,
rather than being
?hot-housed?.
My son, who had
academic ups and downs
at his comprehensive
school, bene?ted
from the ?exibility,
understanding and
excellent support they
gave him. He went on
to thrive at university
and is doing very well
indeed. Selective private
education isn?t the only
route to success.
ALISON BUTLER
CAMBRIDGE
Not quite
even-handed
According to the political
journalists on the BBC
and the commercial
news channels, Labour
did badly in the local
polls. They gained 59
councillors and the
Conservatives lost 31.
Labour lost one council
and the Conservatives
two. A little more
even-handed political
reporting, please.
EDDIE STRAITON
CORBY,
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
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Lily Allen?s
latest vice:
persistent
tweeting
Lily Allen has become well
known for her af?nity with a
stridently worded tweet.
Those tweets, however,
whether they?re about
political rows or what she?s
watching on television,
are far better for her than
any of her previous vices,
Allen says.
?I?m always going to have
an addictive personality,? she
tells The Observer. ?I?m just
going to have to make sure
that the things I?m addicted
to aren?t detrimental to me.
So if I?m drawing, making
music, that?s OK. My biggest
vice now is tweeting on my
phone. For some reason I
think it?s less bad for me than
cocaine, but it?s probably just
as damaging.?
One thing Allen declined
to tweet about were the
rumours that she?d once
had sex with Liam Gallagher
on board an aeroplane
during the Noughties. Allen
insists she never started
the rumours and has never
tweeted about them.
?Nine years ago, they ?rst
tried to print this story, and
I didn?t say anything then.
And now Nicole Appleton
[Gallagher?s ex-wife], bless
her, she?s reacted to it. So
that?s made it seem real.
Now my Twitter feed is:
?Oh, stupid attention seeker,
she just wants another
minute in the limelight.?
But I literally haven?t said
anything. I haven?t even liked
a tweet. Nothing.?
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�0,000 for
the dress, zero
for sandwiches
If there is such a thing as Royal
Wedding Fever, it seems to have
struck Meghan Markle the hardest.
Markle is said to have chosen a
dress by designers Tamara Ralph
and Michael Russo (right) that is
reported to have cost �0,000,
which is to be paid for privately by
Prince Harry?s family. While that
is a full �0,000 less than Kate
Middleton?s �0,000 Alexander
McQueen dress for her wedding
to Prince William in 2011, it?s still
almost 100 times more than most
brides would consider spending.
A source told the MailOnline: ?It
sounds a lot but this is the wedding
of the year and hundreds of hours of
manpower have gone into making it,
almost all by hand.?
At least the royals are saving
money on sandwiches, having
asked the 2,000 members of public
attending next Saturday?s event
in Windsor to bring their own
sandwiches as there will be ?no
food available?.
Kylie: I?m not a failure at love
Kylie Minogue has hit back at
those branding her love life a
?failure?. Speaking to Graham
Norton for Radio 2?s Kylie
Minogue from A-Z, she said:
?My love life is often painted
as being a failure and I don?t
think of it that way.
?Yeah, there?s not
that postcard
moment but,
is that for
everyone? Is
that for me??
Minogue, who
split from ?anc� Joshua
Sasse last year, was
also recently asked by
Australian talk show
Today Extra?s Richard
Wilkins if ?life is
good right now??.
She replied: ?I
was not in a good
place, I was in a
place where I was
kind of kidding
myself. To be set
free from that is
so liberating.?
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This is the right moment for a radical ?care tax?
WELFARE
Jane
Merrick
N
ext month, Jeremy Hunt
will publish a Green Paper
on funding for social care.
As successive governments
have been pledging to do something
about tackling one of the greatest
issues in our society for the best
part of 20 years, the more cynical
political observers might not be
holding their breath. But there are
signs that the Health and Social
Care Secretary ? a newly expanded
title given to him by Theresa May
just in case anyone forgets how
important it is ? will, ?nally, take this
opportunity to be radical.
One of the options under
consideration is to make the nearly
1.3 million ?silver strivers? who stay
in employment beyond the state
pension age pay national insurance,
in line with other workers (page 4).
Charging 12 per cent national
insurance on the silver strivers
would raise �n a year ? a not
insigni?cant sum, given there will
be a shortfall in funding for social
care of around �5bn a year by
2020. Inevitably, the plan to equalise
national insurance payments for
older workers has already been
labelled a ?care tax?, immediately
giving it the same stigma that put
paid to the ?dementia tax? at last
year?s general election ? and helped
Theresa May to lose her majority.
In fact, the much-hated ?dementia
tax? proposal was well-intentioned,
because it was designed to restore
fairness in the social care system,
which at the moment disadvantages
poorer pensioners in need of
assistance, who receive very
basic levels of care. It would have
raised the threshold under which
savings and assets are protected
to �0,000, which the think-tank
Demos said would help hundreds
of thousands of the poorest older
people. But the problem was that
councils could take the cost of
funding for home care from the cost
of the property, meaning wealthier
pensioners would lose out.
Such a tax targeted at middleclass pensioners by a Conservative
premier was toxic for May. Yet
the cost of social care continues
to soar as the population ages.
As a society we are, literally, not
getting any younger. As the Prime
Minister must now know, it was a
strategic mistake to suddenly spring
such a controversial plan on the
electorate during a snap election
campaign. Instead, the moment
for radical policies is at the start of
a parliamentary term, when there
is the time to consult properly
before legislating. That moment for
radicalism is now.
The brutal truth is that social
care needs to be funded urgently,
or else the future of the NHS itself
is in doubt. In?rm elderly people
who would otherwise be discharged
are forced to remain in hospital, at
a cost of hundreds of pounds per
person per day, because the local
council cannot afford to fund care at
home. Local councils have already
had their budgets cut. The current
situation is unsustainable.
According to the Of?ce for
National Statistics, half of people
who work past the state pension age
do so because they are not ready to
retire. Staying in work is good for
physical and mental health ? keeping
activity levels high, engaging the
brain and providing a source of
human contact for some who would
otherwise be lonely. If you are well
enough to work, surely it is fair to
pay something extra ? in line with
younger workers ? for those years
when you need the help of the state
through social care? Call it a ?care
tax?, but it is really just a down
payment on old age.
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problems: dreadful weather caused
consumers to stay home, resulting
in that disastrous ?rst quarter;
and why do some of our high-street
names even exist? Who are they
supposed to be for?
As I?ve observed us baring our
?esh for the ?rst time this year
in places as diverse as London?s
South Bank, the Cotswolds and St
Andrew?s stadium, Birmingham,
that latter question becomes more
poignant. Clearly, a hell of a lot of
us are in dire need of a summer
wardrobe. What happens when the
sun comes out? Do we all forget to
look in the mirror?
It?s not just the obvious: men in
Jesus sandals with socks; men in
Jesus sandals without socks; men
with ridiculously short shorts;
men with ridiculously long shorts;
women who go from lily-white
to puce in the space of
four hours? frying; pale
women who suddenly
adopt yellow as their
colour du jour.
Yes, I sound
politically incorrect ?
perhaps a little bitchy ?
but you know I?m right.
And you are all thinking
it. Please Britain, you need
to visit your local fashion store
nearly as much as your fashion store
needs you. They are all embarking
on mid-season sales. With summer
upon us, it?s time to spend, spend,
spend on fashion ? for the sake of the
national aesthetic and the economy.
Stefano
Hatfield
Fashion crimes
against the
British summer
I
t is hard to know whose is the
greater need: the Great British
public, who lose all sense of
style when the sun comes out,
or our fashion retailers, replete
with summer clothing and
desperate to make up for a
dire ?rst quarter.
Last week Calvetron
(owners of Jacques
Vert, Hawksmoor,
Pr閏is and Dash)
became the latest in
a long line of names
to announce that it
could no longer battle
the three horsemen of
the retail apocalypse: the
internet, exorbitant rents and an
austerity-hit public.
Calvetron?s administration has put
another 1,000 jobs at risk, adding
to the roll call of retail catastrophes
this year, from Toys R Us to Maplin.
But chains such as Jacques Vert
and New Look have other huge
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Girlguiding vows
to stay relevant
with new badges
By Heather Chinn
A team revamping the badges
awarded to the UK?s 400,000
Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and
Senior Guides is in the process of
testing 800 new activities.
The movement, which caters
for ?ve- to 25-year-olds and is now
officially known as Girlguiding, is
more than a century old but is determined to move with the times
and has ordered an overhaul of
its badges.
?The revamp is part of ensuring
what we are doing stays relevant,?
said Emily Hatcher, one of the team
carrying out the overhaul. ?For
instance we used to find our way
with a map and a compass. Now the
girls would use a phone. I can?t actually think when I last used a map
and compass. We actually tried out
about 800 activities.?
One day, Ms Hatcher might be
cooking pancakes, or testing a
board game. Every activity the
girls can do to earn a badge must
be tested before it will become
part of the new programme, to be
Badges are currently given for skills
including music and ?rst aid
War work Guiding lights
Guides acted as messengers within
the MI5 building during the First
World War (Scouts had been tried
and proved less reliable) and at the
Versailles peace conference in 1919.
In the Second World War, Guides
raised funds for a ?eet of air
ambulances, land ambulances and a
lifeboat whose maiden voyage was
as one of the ?little ships? at Dunkirk.
After the war, volunteers formed
the Guide International Service
(GIS) to work on the ravaged
continent of Europe. A GIS team
was among the ?rst helpers in the
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
in Germany, and fundraising efforts
by Guides in Britain enabled the
team to remain in the camp long
after other organisations had to pull
out due to lack of money.
launched this summer. Alongside
the badge revamp, Girlguiding has
also kicked off an Action for Change
programme, which aims to give
members lobbying skills.
Ms Hatcher said: ?We don?t tell
them what the issues are. That?s
entirely up to our members. But it?s
equipping them with the skills, the
knowledge and the self-con?dence
to run their own campaigns on
whatever matters to them, whether
it be local library closures or something else.?
In 2017, a three-year campaign
by Girlguiding to improve access
to sex and relationships education
scored a notable success when the
government agreed to introduce
legislation ensuring the topic would
be compulsory in all schools from
September 2019.
Beauty after the Beast: bluebells flower at last
While 2018 saw an early start to spring, the ?Beast from
the East? delayed the blooming of bluebells in British
woods, the Woodland Trust has said. Carpets of ?owers
are now turning the ground of woods blue, such as at
Kew Gardens (above), but the ?rst record of bluebells
?owering came 39 days later than it did last year.
By 20 April 2017, there had been 716 records of
bluebells ?owering submitted to the Woodland Trust?s
Nature?s Calendar scheme, in which members of the
public help record the changing seasons. By the same
time this year there had been only 73.
This spring, the ?rst report of bluebells ?owering
was on 20 March in south-east England, compared with
9 February in south-west England last year. PA
TELEVISION
Clarkson?s revamped ?Millionaire? pulls in 5m
By Lucy Mapstone
Jeremy Clarkson?s debut as the host
of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on
Saturday was watched by more than
5 million viewers.
The relaunched game show drew
an average of 5.1 million viewers and
enjoyed an audience share of 30 per
cent for its timeslot. The programme
reached a peak of 5.7 million viewers
during its broadcast from 9.15pm
until 10.20pm, ITV said.
BBC1?s Casualty, also on at 9.15pm,
had an average of 3.4 million viewers.
However, despite the success of
Millionaire ? it was more than one
million up on viewers compared with
the timeslot?s year-to-date average
? it was still beaten in the ratings by
ITV?s Britain?s Got Talent, on at 8pm.
Former Top Gear star Clarkson
is in the hot seat for a special seven-episode run of programmes to
mark Millionaire?s 20th anniversary,
taking over from the original host
Chris Tarrant. His debut was largely
hailed a success by viewers, although
the contestants hoping to win big
money prizes were not so lucky.
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Tests of a new online divorce application service have gone well, Ministry
of Justice of?cials say. The paperless
system started to roll out on 1 May.
Of?cials said more than 1,000 petitions have been issued during a testing phase, and nine in 10 people were
?satisfied?. A spokeswoman said :
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contributed to a 95 per cent drop in
the number of applications being
returned because of mistakes, when
compared with paper forms. This
means only 0.6 per cent of forms have
been rejected since January.?
Sir James Munby, president of the
Family Division of the High Court,
says the online pilot scheme had been
a ?triumphant success?. He said, in a
lecture, that an online system ?must
be the way of the future?.
Ministry of?cials say the new online divorce application system is
part of a �n programme which
aims to ?transform? the court system and make it more accessible and
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win if it targets
our neglected
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Refugees reinforce
their homes ahead of
the monsoon season at
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Britain sends extra aid to
Rohingya refugee camps
By Helen William
The UK has pledged an additional
�m of humanitarian support for
the Rohingya people in Bangladesh
amid the looming cyclone and monsoon season.
The rainy season could wash
away fragile and cramped makeshift
shelters and cause fatal diseases
to spread more rapidly in the huge
camps in Cox?s Bazar near the Burmese border, of?cials warned.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt described the
scale of the crisis as ?growing daily?.
She added: ?The UK is leading the
way to help vaccinate people against
a deadly cholera outbreak, strengthen shelters and provide vital food and
water to vulnerable Rohingya families who have already been forced to
flee their homes because of brutal
violence and persecution.?
H u nd re d s o f t h o u sa nd s o f
Rohingya have ?ed to neighbouring
Bangladesh following persecution
from the Burmese military in their
native state of Rakhine, which began
in August.
The �m, part of a �9m contribution the UK has made since August 2017, is expected to try to help
200,000 people with much-needed
materials to strengthen their shelters
and 300,000 people with food assistance and clean water.
The aim is also to provide emergency nutrition for 30,000 pregnant and
breastfeeding women, plus 120,000
children younger than ?ve.
Getting access to midwifery care
for 50,000 women, including many
who may give birth during the rainy
season, and providing access to bathing cubicles for 52,900 women and
girls is another aim. It is also hoped
that 50,000 people will be helped in
getting access to healthcare services.
UK aid has been used in work to
prepare the Cox?s Bazar camps for
the monsoon season since January,
when the UN estimated that 102,000
Rohingya people were living in areas
at risk of ?ooding and 12,000 people
were at risk from landslides.
Ms Mordaunt called on the
Bangladeshi government
to use its expertise to ensure
Rohingya families are saved from
the dangerous rains. She said
a longer-term commitment to
them was needed.
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CRIME
UK?s most wanted fugitive
accepts his extradition
Shot man helped
Gerrard family
By Russell Parton
Jamie Acourt, one of the UK?s most
wanted fugitives, will not challenge
his extradition from Spain after
being arrested over alleged drug offences, the Spanish high court
has said.
Mr Acourt (inset) was
arrested by police in
Barcelona on Friday
while exercising in
a gym.
He is wanted for questioning in connection
with a police investigation
into a large-scale supply of illegal drugs.
Spanish judicial sources said
yesterday that Mr Acourt, 41, from
south London, had accepted his extradition at a hearing in Madrid.
Appearing via video-link from
Barcelona in front of a high court
judge, Mr Acourt was denied bail.
Armed of?cers arrested Mr Acourt
as he was about to leave the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym in Barcelona on Friday afternoon.
Reports said he initially
claimed to be an innocent
Italian tourist.
H e wa s d e t a i n e d
under a European arrest
warrant as part of Operation Captura, a joint
effort by the National
Crime Agency (NCA), Metropolitan Police and Spanish
national police.
Mr Acourt was a former suspect
in Stephen Lawrence?s murder in
1993 but denies any involvement in
the killing.
By Russell Parton
A man shot dead by an assassin on
a bicycle had been a mob fixer who
stopped a gangster terrorising footballer Steven Gerrard, it has emerged.
John Kinsella, 53, was shot by the
cyclist early on Saturday in Liverpool.
Kinsella, who lived locally, was
pronounced dead at the scene after
emergency services were called.
While on trial for robbery, a court
was told how Kinsella had stopped a
gangster terrorising then Liverpool
football star Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard?s father Paul, asked Kinsella to intervene after he said his son
was being terrorised by a gangster
known as the ?Psycho?.
In a letter read out in court Mr Gerrard Snr told of his family?s gratitude
after ?threats from the Liverpool underworld? stopped.
U
sually it is hard to draw
any strong conclusion
from a local election.
A couple of thousand
people in each ward
vote for candidates nobody has
heard of, who will have very little
power. Only a third of council seats
are up for grabs each year.
But I?ve drawn one conclusion
from last week?s vote: England is
now a 35:35 country. Theresa May
can let tower blocks burn, deport
black British pensioners, cock up
the Brexit negotiations ? and 35 per
cent of the English public will still
happily vote for her.
Likewise, Jeremy Corbyn can
be smeared by the right-wing
press as a Czech spy, a Russian
stooge, an IRA sympathiser or a
closet anti-Semite ? but it makes
little difference: a solid 35 per
cent-plus of the electorate wants
a left-wing Labour government
and understands that much of the
tabloid media are peddling lies.
If last week?s ?gures were
translated into general election
results, Labour would be the
largest party, and could form a
government with the support of
the SNP and Plaid Cymru. But
they will not be, for a very simple
reason. Despite the gains Labour
made last Thursday ? winning
77 new councillors ? the voting
patterns reveal a problem for
the party.
It is making gains in big
cities, with younger, more
diverse populations. It
is making gains, too, in
small towns where the
population is mainly
white, working class
and older. But its gains
in these areas are being
outstripped by the gains
of the Conservatives. Ukip
has collapsed and the Tories
are hoovering up more of their
former voters than Labour is.
To win the next election
decisively, Labour needs to win
in areas where the Ukip vote has
shifted to the Conservatives: places
like Walsall, Nuneaton and Derby.
Such areas are often described as
?pro-Brexit? areas ? but it?s more
complicated than that.
In left-behind, deindustrialised
areas, Brexit was an expression
of wider social attitudes. People
were unsettled by high inward
migration, turned-off by the
cosmopolitan lifestyle of big cities,
proud of their industrial past and
determinedly patriotic.
One school of thought inside
Labour ? known as Blue Labour
? wants the party to embrace the
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values of ?family, community and
nation?, arguing that it?s only by
doing this that Labour can attract
former Ukip supporters.
I?ve opposed this. For one thing,
the actual membership of Labour,
and its core vote, is drawn from
the cosmopolitan and pro-global
modern workforce of big
conurbations. If Labour goes back
to issuing mugs promising tough
immigration controls, it will pay
the same price as Ed Miliband.
Instead, Labour must offer
the left-behind communities a
comprehensive plan for economic
revival. It must say: life in the 21st
century will be cosmopolitan,
hi-tech, global and socially liberal
? and we will plug your community
into that life, through education,
training and inward investment.
I come from a white, workingclass culture, and I?m proud of it:
but it?s possible to celebrate that
culture while looking to the future,
not the past.
In the last election Labour
promised to borrow �0bn to
rebuild Britain. Now it has to spell
out in detail how it would spend
To the radicals,
these can feel like
right-wing issues.
They are not
that money in towns devastated by
deindustrialisation and neglect.
If and when Mrs May?s
government collapses, we face the
possibility of another snap election.
To prepare for that moment,
Labour needs to up its game.
Mr Corbyn?s team need to get
out of the comfort zone when it
comes to talking about problems
facing ordinary people. Food
banks and rough sleeping are the
result of this government?s policy
of austerity, but so is knife crime,
organised crime, domestic violence
and addiction.
On the front line against these
is a badly stretched police force,
a clogged-up legal system and a
prison system bursting at the
seams. Yet it is not in the
blood of many left-wing
Labour politicians to
call for tougher, more
effective policing,
sentencing and jails.
To the young radicals,
these issues can feel
like ?right-wing? issues.
They are not.
On defence, Labour needs
to toughen its language towards
Russia and show it is prepared
to refocus Britain?s military
power towards deterring Russian
aggression in Eastern Europe.
If Labour wants to enthuse
people from small towns in the
Midlands and the North it must put
more people born and bred there
into high-pro?le roles.
I would like this year?s Labour
conference to open every
constituency in Britain to a
reselection process, so that those
few Labour MPs who just look
and feel unhappy with the way
the party is going ? and seem
constantly angry with their own
members ? can make way for
people who support what the
party is doing.
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Hawaiians
abandon their
homes to lava
Lava advances along
a residential street in
Leilani Estates
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By Karin Stanton
IN PAHAO
Nearly 2,000 people on Hawaii?s
Big Island have been evacuated
from their homes after lava eruptions destroyed five houses and
poisonous sulphur dioxide gas
spread to the residential area.
A new ?ssure spewed lava up
to 70m into the air and cracks
opened on a highway in the Leilani
Estates area, about a dozen miles
(19km) from where the Kilauea
volcano erupted on Thursday.
After a week of minor earthquakes, the south-east corner
of the island was rocked by a
6.9 tremor on Friday with more
earthquakes and eruptions forecast, perhaps for months to come.
No injuries or deaths have been
reported. REUTERS
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vowed to shelter the country?s
homeless population by the time
winter hits the southern hemisphere in around a month?s time.
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister, pledged to invest NZ$100m
(�m) to tackle the country?s
homelessness problem.
The money will go towards providing 1,500 shorter-term houses,
The New Zealand Herald reports.
Ms Ardern said there should be no
homelessness in a country such as
New Zealand. ?Images of children
growing up in cars sits well with no
one,? she said.
In a video, she added: ?We know
we will have housing need again
this winter but we want to try and
get ahead of it. And so we have announced today NZ$100m going
into emergency housing. That will
enable us to double the number
of emergency houses that were
brought on last winter.?
With winter due to start on 1
June in the southern hemisphere,
the New Zealand government has
put out an urgent request for members of the public to volunteer addiAn estimated 40,000
people are living in
cars, tents and garages in New
Zealand, which has a population
of 4.7 million. The rate is nearly
double that in Australia.
tional accommodation that may be
suitable to house homeless people.
New Zealand uses the Housing First programme, which aims
to get homeless people into permanent housing before dealing
with issues such as addiction or
mental health.
There is no requirement for
tenants to be alcohol or drug-free
when they enter the programme.
The emergency housing package
will expand the programme, while
the remainder will be used to sustain and maintain its services.
New Zealand has the highest
rates of homelessness in the OECD
group of developed states, with
more than half of New Zealand?s
homeless population living in
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Art stripped bare: gallery
hosts first show for nudists
Roach trapped
in ear for 9 days
By Benjamin Butterworth
A Paris art gallery has opened its
door to nudists for the ?rst time.
The Palais de Tokyo, a
contemporary art museum in an af?uent quarter
of the French capital,
held special opening
hours for naked visitors
on Saturday.
At the one-off event,
161 art lovers left their
clothes in the cloakroom,
before the gallery was opened to
clothed guests later in the day. The
Paris Naturist Association said
the event was an important step.
Cedric Amato, vice-chairman of
the association, said being naked
while looking at art could
heighten the experience,
because ?you no longer
think about what you
represent in society.
?You can concentrate completely
on the art,? he told a
German newspaper.
Paris has a nudist zone in
a park, and will introduce nudist
clubbing later this year.
By Oz Katerji
A woman in Florida has had part of
a cockroach removed from her left
ear canal nine days after the insect
?rst crawled into it.
Katie Holley was asleep when
the insect crawled into her ear, and
after failing to remove the creature
her husband drove her to a local
hospital. An injection was used to
kill the cockroach, before part of its
body was removed.
Doctors later discovered that the
top half of the bug had been left behind. It was ?nally removed by an
ear, nose and throat doctor.
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Tehran threatens ?historic? nuclear escalation
By Samuel Osborne
Hassan Rouhani, Iran?s President,
has warned Donald Trump that
pulling America out of the nuclear
deal with other world powers would
be a ?historic regret?. Mr Rouhani
said Iran had plans to respond to any
move by the US President.
Mr Trump (inset) has said unless
his European allies rectify ?flaws?
in Tehran?s nuclear agreement by
12 May, he would refuse to extend
US sanctions relief for Iran. ?We
have plans to resist any decision by
Trump on the nuclear accord,? Mr
Rouhani said in a speech broadcast
on state television. ?Orders
have been issued to our
atomic energy organisation... and to the economic sector to confront
America?s plots against
our country,? he told a
rally in north-east Iran.
Britain, France and
Germany remain committed to the nuclear accord but,
in an effort to keep Washington in it,
want to open talks on Iran?s ballistic
missile programme, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 ? when key provisions of the deal expire ? and
its role in Middle East crises
such as Syria and Yemen.
?We will make and store
as many weapons, facilities and missiles as we
need,? Mr Rouhani said.
If the US opts to pull out
of the nuclear deal ?it will
soon realise that this decision will become a historic regret for them?. Iran?s leaders reject
talks on the missile programme,
which Tehran says is defensive. Mr
Rouhani assured Iranians ?no change
will occur in our lives next week?,
regardless of Mr Trump?s decision.
Iran has faced economic trouble
in recent weeks, with some analysts
blaming the uncertainty surrounding the accord. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister,
yesterday also stepped up his calls
to end the Iranian nuclear deal as
Mr Trump weighs up whether to
withdraw the United States from the
2015 agreement.
In a brie?ng to foreign reporters,
Mr Netanyahu said the deal ?has to
be either fully ?xed or fully nixed?.
And he added: ?But if you do nothing to this deal, if you keep it as is,
you will end up with Iran with a nuclear arsenal in a very short time.?
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Mr Rouhani said in
his televised speech
that Iran ?will not negotiate
with anyone about our weapons
and defences?.
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Trump seems set on
risking world peace.
What are the options?
Time is running out to save the Iran
nuclear deal. By Kim Sengupta
The ?rst step for that could be
on 12 May when Mr Trump can end
the waiver on sanctions. Some US
sanctions still remain because Mr
Trump has failed to certify Iranian
compliance with the terms ? despite
the other signatories holding
that Tehran has done so. But this
was done in a way which did not
reimpose full sanctions.
If Mr Trump does end the
sanctions waiver on 12 May, it
will mean that sanctions on the
Central Bank of Iran will lock back
into place, affecting all countries
which purchase oil from Iran and
also have interaction with the US
economy. The obvious result is
that international banks and major
?nancial houses will not be keen
to do business with Iran with the
threat of punitive American action
hanging over them.
There are other deadlines for the
us over the Joint Comprehensive
Plan Of Action,. as the Iran deal
is formally known. The most
signi?cant is the day before 13
French turn on ?obscene? Trump
US President Donald Trump caused
anger in France by suggesting looser
gun laws could have helped prevent
deadly attacks in Paris in 2015.
In a speech to the National Rifle
Association on Friday, Mr Trump
mimicked the shooting of victims in
the Paris rampage and said if civilians
had been armed ?it would have been a
whole different story?.
The French government issued its
strongest criticism of the US President since he took office, and one
July, when Mr Trump is supposed
to visit the UK. He is due to sign
another sanctions waiver on that
date. Waiting until then would give
the other signatory states another
two months to ?nd a solution. It
is, however, something they are
extremely unlikely to achieve.
The US, by its actions in May or
July, will be in breach of the JCPOA.
There is a dispute resolution
mechanism, Article 36, which can
be invoked. But there would be
very little to discuss by then as the
US position, as long as Mr Trump
remains, would seem irrevocable.
The Iranian reaction, with the
deal gone, could be to go full throttle
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By Sarah White
President Hassan
Rouhani remains
de?ant despite the US?s
threat to reimpose
sanctions AFP/GETTY
minister urged the leader to apologise, at a time when President Emmanuel Macron has been reinforcing
bilateral ties following a state visit.
?France expresses its ?rm disapproval of President Trump?s comments? and demands that the
memory of the victims be respected,?
the foreign of?ce said.
?France is proud to be a country
where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated.?
Fran鏾is Hollande, who was president at the time, called the remarks
?shameful? and ?obscene?. REUTERS
to acquire nuclear weapons, as
some senior ?gures in Tehran
have stated. The most immediate
move would be to cut down access
by UN inspectors to what is
stipulated for member states of the
Non-Proliferation Treaty, and raise
uranium enrichment to 20 per cent.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran?s
foreign minister, has appeared on a
video stating: ?On 11 occasions the
UN nuclear watchdog has con?rmed
that Iran has implemented all of its
obligations. In contrast, the US has
consistently violated the agreement,
especially by bullying others from
doing business with Iran. Let me
make it absolutely clear once and
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for all, we will neither outsource
our security nor will we renegotiate
or add on to a deal we have already
implemented in good faith.?
In the footage, posted on Mr
Trump?s favourite social network,
Twitter, Mr Zarif had a message to
the construction business ownerturned US President: ?To put it in
real-estate terms, when you buy a
house and move your family in it or
demolish it to build a skyscraper,
you cannot come back two years
later and renegotiate the price.?
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know by now that when it comes to
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ll the other states
that are signatories
to the Iran nuclear
agreement stress
that it is working, as
does the International Atomic
Energy Agency, the SecretaryGeneral of the UN and scientists
and intelligence services of the
West, Russia and China. But the
US President Donald Trump, it
appears, is determined to sabotage
the deal and, in the process, make
the world a less safe place.
Even in the US, a poll found that
public backing for the agreement
is the highest ever, with 56 per
cent supportive of keeping it, with
26 per cent opposed. But just how
bad can the deal falling apart get?
Antonio Guterres, the SecretaryGeneral of the UN, has warned
of a real risk of war unless the
agreement is protected. ?It was an
important diplomatic victory. We
should not scrap it unless we have a
good alternative,? he said. ?We face
dangerous times.?
The adult ?lm actress Stormy
Daniels, who claims she had
an affair with President
Donald Trump, played
herself in a sketch on US
comedy show Saturday
Night Live in which she
warns Mr Trump that ?a
storm?s a-comin?, baby?.
In the skit, Mr Trump,
played by actor Alec Baldwin, asks
his lawyer, Michael Cohen, played
by Ben Stiller, to call Ms Daniels
and try to ?x their legal battle ?once
and for all?.
Ms Daniels, whose real
name is Stephanie Clifford,
sued Trump in March to
get out of a ?hush agreement? over their alleged
relationship in which
she was paid $130,000
(�,000) by Mr Cohen to
keep quiet.
Mr Trump has denied he
had an affair with Ms Daniels and
has claimed he did not know about
the settlement money. REUTERS
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23 killed in coal
mine blast
and landslide
By Gul Yousafzai
IN QUETTA
The death toll from Saturday?s
coal mine blast and landslide in
south-west Pakistan climbed to
23 yesterday, of?cials said, after
ending their rescue operation.
At least 16 miners died and
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Cairo
Egypt moved the sixth and
last chariot of pharaoh
Tutankhamun on Saturday to
the boy king?s vast collection
of items in an underconstruction museum near
the pyramids in Giza.
The unique artefact, a
major feature of the Egyptian
National Military Museum
for over 30 years, paraded
through Cairo with a military
police escort to its ?nal resting
place at the Grand Egyptian
Museum, home to thousands
of artefacts spanning different
dynasties of ancient Egypt.
King Tut?s items, including
the six chariots, are to be put
Mosque bomb kills 17 in
latest attack on voters
By Qadir Sediqi
IN KABUL
GERMANY
14 held over rape Exam ?too hard?,
and killing of teen claim students
Police have arrested 14 people
suspected of kidnapping,
raping and burning a teenage
girl to death, the latest in
a rising number of crimes
against women .
District magistrate
Jitendera Singh said she was
abducted from Chatra, a village
in the north-eastern state of
Jharkhand, while at a wedding.
She was burnt alive after her
parents complained to village
elders that she had been raped.
The elders had initially ?ned
each of the accused 50,000
rupees (�0). AP
AFGHANISTAN
Students at German schools have collected tens of thousands of signatures
in an online petition to protest about
an English exam they claim was much
harder than in previous years.
By yesterday, the students from
the south-western state of BadenWuerttemberg had gathered almost
36,000 signatures ? even though only
33,500 people took last month?s statewide exam.
They complained that the text
excerpts from American author
Henry Roth?s 1934 novel Call it Sleep
were too difficult and obscure to
analyse and asked for the grading to
be more lenient this year. AP
more than a dozen were trapped
after an explosion in a mine
in the Marwar coal?elds in
Baluchistan province, said
director of disaster management
Attaullah Khan.
A methane gas build-up inside
the mine caused the blast. Chief
inspector of mines Iftikhar
Ahmad said 11 injured miners
were rescued overnight.
He added that seven more
miners died in a landslide in
another mine in the nearby
Surrang coal?elds. It was not
immediately clear if that was
caused by the explosion. REUTERS
on display in halls covering
7,000 sq m of the museum.
The antiquities ministry
has been gradually moving
King Tut?s belongings to the
new museum to undergo
restoration before they are put
on display.
The transfer has become a
particularly sensitive issue; in
2014 the beard on the ancient
Egyptian monarch?s priceless
golden mask was accidentally
knocked off and hastily
reattached with an epoxy glue
compound, sparking uproar
among archaeologists.
Saturday?s relocation
of King Tut?s sixth chariot
was preceded by the fourth
International Tutankhamun
Conference, which was
attended by Egyptologists and
archaeologists from all over
the world. AP
Menna Zaki
An explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost yesterday killed at least 17 people and
wounded 34 and the casualty total
may rise, a local police of?cial said.
Basir Bina, spokesman for the provincial police, said people were gathered after afternoon prayers in the
mosque, which was also being used
as a voter registration centre for parliamentary elections due in October.
He said the blast appeared to
have been caused by explosives
left in the mosque rather than by a
suicide bomber.
An injured man is helped outside the
mosque, which was being used as a
registration centre REUTERS
There was no immediate claim
of responsibility for the explosion,
which adds to a series of attacks on
preparations for elections seen as a
key test of government credibility.
Last month, around 60 people were
killed in a suicide attack on a voter
centre in the capital Kabul, which
was claimed by Isis, while the Taliban
has also warned people not to take
part in the elections.
Yesterday?s blast came as fighting has spread across Afghanistan,
with government of?cials saying that
a district in the northern province
of Badakhshan which was seized
by Taliban fighters last week had
been retaken.
However, the Taliban spokesman
Zabihullah Mujahid denied the reports that the district had been retaken. REUTERS
In a field
of their
own
Villagers from the
ethnic Miao group
of south China take
part in a ploughing
competition in a
?ooded paddy ?eld
near Liuzhou in
Guangxi province.
The contest is part
of the annual Lixia
celebration, held to
herald the beginning
of summer in many
East Asian cultures.
REUTERS
PAKISTAN
Minister survives shooting as election tensions rise
Pakistan?s interior minister, Ahsan
Iqbal, was wounded in an apparent
assassination attempt yesterday, an
incident likely to heighten political
tensions ahead of general elections
expected in late July. Junior interior
minister Talal Chaudhry said Mr
Iqbal was hit by a bullet in his arm in
Narowal district, his constituency in
central Punjab province.
?The minister luckily survived.
Thank God he is out of danger,? Mr
Chaudhry said.
The attacker was arrested
immediately after the shooting,
of?cials said.
Mr Iqbal, a senior member of the
ruling Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) party and a staunch
ally of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif,
is one of the most senior figures in
government and PML-N.
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476 migrants
rescued at sea
Nurse ?cutbabies? Film-maker killed
catheters?
by giraffe at park
Spain?s maritime rescue service
said a two-day operation had
saved 476 migrants who were
attempting the perilous crossing
of the Mediterranean.
The service says it pulled the
migrants from 15 small boats
on Friday and Saturday. There
were no reported casualties.
Favourable weather in the
Strait of Gibraltar appears to
have sparked the surge in sea
crossings. AP
A nurse who allegedly cut the cathetersoffournewbornbabiesin attempt
to kill them has been arrested.
Simone Anjos dos Santos, 41, was
arrested at her home in Santa Cruz
after the hospital in Padre Miguel, in
the west of Rio de Janeiro, passed on
CCTV footage to the police.
An investigation began after the
hospital realised that four catheters
had been broken.
Ms dos Santos has denied
the allegations.
By Mubasher Bukhari
and Asif Shahzad
IN LAHORE
REUTERS
A giraffe has killed a South
African ?lm-maker at a
wildlife facility north-west of
Johannesburg. Filming agency
CallaCrew said Carlos Carvalho,
47, was ?lming at the Glen Afric
park in Broederstroom when he
?had a fatal run-in with a giraffe?.
Local media said Mr Carvalho
was near the giraffe when it
swung its neck, knocking him
over. He was ?own to a hospital
but died of his injuries. AP
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Hope springs after ?democratic wedding?
By Bassem Mroue
IN BEIRUT
Tens of thousands of Lebanese cast
their ballots yesterday in the first
parliamentary elections in nine
years, a vote that is being fiercely
contested between rival groups
backed by regional powers Iran and
Saudi Arabia.
The voting is unlikely to change
the existing balance of power among
the major political factions in Lebanon, but many hope new contenders from civil society groups can
challenge the decades-old sectarian
political system.
Thousands of army and police
forces deployed near polling stations
and on major intersections across the
country to ensure security. Electoral
campaigns have been tense as each
group has mobilised its supporters,
with ?st ?ghts and shootings occurring in several areas in recent weeks.
The main race is between a Western
and Saudi-backed coalition headed
by prime minister Saad Hariri and
the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, part
of a region-wide power struggle that
is tearing apart the Middle East.
?This shows Lebanon?s democracy
and the importance of democracy.
This is a democratic wedding, and as
we said from the start, congratulations to whoever wins tonight,? said
interior minister Nouhad Machnouk,
who is running on Mr Hariri?s list,
after casting his ballot in Beirut.
The vote is the first since Syria?s
civil war broke out in 2011, sending
a ?ood of around million refugees to
neighbouring Lebanon and adding to
the country?s economic woes.
Hezbollah has sent thousands
of fighters to back President
Bashar al-Assad?s forces in Syria,
a move that has been criticised by
many Lebanese.
Hezbollah and its allies are likely
RUSSIA
Lebanese have voted in
39 countries around the
world, the ?rst time Lebanon?s
large expatriate community
has been allowed to take part in
the vote.
Campaigners from the Lebanese Forces party in Beirut yesterday AFP/GETTY
NIGERIA
Opposition leader Navalny Armed bandits
facing jail for anti-Putin rally kill 51 people
in land battles
By Oz Katerji
The Russian opposition leader
Alexei Navalny is facing up to 30
days in jail after being accused of
organising an illegal rally.
Mr Navalny was released yesterday after being arrested in Moscow
on Saturday, as he and thousands of
other protesters gathered in cities
and towns across Russia in the biggest anti-Putin demonstrations for
almost a year.
Mr Navalny?s arrest was one of
an estimated 1,000 arrests. The rallies in Moscow and Russia?s second
city, St Petersburg, were not approved by the authorities. He has
been ordered to appear in court on
Friday.
The demonstrators had gathered to protest against Vladimir
Putin?s forthcoming fourth term in
of?ce. At the Moscow rally in Pushkin Square, slogans such as ?Down
with the tsar!? and ?Russia without
By Oz Katerji
Police arrest Alexei Navalny during
the Moscow protest on Saturday AP
Putin!? were shouted. In St Petersburg, it was ?Jail the tsar!? Activists
have been using a Russian hashtag
on Twitter which translates as
?He?s not our tsar?.
According to OVD-Info, a monitoring website, 1,029 arrests were
made in 19 cities across Russia,
nearly half of them in Moscow. In a
tweet, the mayor of Yekaterinburg
in Sverdlovsk, Yevgeny Roizman,
estimated a turnout of at least
5,000 in the city.
Armed bandits attacked and
killed at least 51 adults and children in a town in northern Nigeria, burning down homes, it was
claimed yesterday.
Survivors said that the group
launched an attack on the town of
Gwaska in broad daylight. Survivors said the men, believed to be
cattle rustlers, set homes alight
and ?red shots, causing people to
?ee in panic.
Local people said the bandits
from neighbouring Zamfara state
had been terrorising the area. Police and military entered the town
several hours after the killings on
Saturday to recover the bodies.
Nigeria is in the grip of a security crisis as nomadic herders and farmers fight over land
in an increasingly bloody battle
for resources.
to add more seats, while Mr Hariri
is likely to lose several. Some of his
Sunni supporters see him as being
too soft on Hezbollah, and the billionaire businessman has also faced
criticism after laying off scores of
employees from his companies in
Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
Still, Mr Hariri will most likely be
named to form a cabinet of national
unity after the vote. The rival sides
are expected to recreate the unity
government that currently exists,
which includes Hezbollah.
Of?cial results were not expected
until later today. AP
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rom good old Mr Kipling
to purveyors of commemorative condoms, it
seems the world and his
wife are queueing up to
pay tribute to Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle ahead of the royal
wedding ? and if they happen to
make a tidy pro?t while celebrating love?s young dream, well, what
a happy coincidence.
The royal wedding will boost
the UK economy by nearly
�1bn, according to analysis
from the valuation consultancy
Brand Finance.
Hordes of visitors travelling to
Windsor and London for the big
day ? many of whom are expected
to ?y over from the US ? will
contribute �0m to the leisure,
accommodation and transport
sectors, Brand Finance estimates.
Media coverage and press
and broadcast rights sales are
expected to pull in an additional
�0m for ?Brand Britain? ? and
that is a conservative estimate.
Well-wishers across the UK are
poised to spend millions marking
the occasion on 19 May.
Assuming an average spend
of �80 per reveller ? �05 (the
average cost of a pint) on drink, �on food and �75 on decorations
and other entertainment costs
? Britons will spend a collective
�0m celebrating the wedding.
The ?Meghan Effect? on
British fashion brands being
unof?cially endorsed by the
one-time lifestyle blogger stands
to add �0m to the economy, but
for those whose pockets don?t run
deep enough to stretch to designer
pieces there?s no shortage of
merchandise being churned
out ahead of the ceremony.
Commemorative coins,
stamps, mugs, balloons
and jewellery are getting
tills ringing, and some of the
companies excitedly
touting products
and deals in
honour of the
occasion are
happy to rely
on only the
most tenuous
hooks upon
which to hang their
wares.
Certain items, such as
an of?cial commemorative tea
towel priced at �95, will have
been approved by the couple.
It is not inconceivable that the
duo could end up slinging such a
memento over their Aga drying
rail, but it is a bit of a stretch to
imagine the extended family
clinking bottles of Harry
& Meghan?s Windsor
Knot (�25 for a 330ml
bottle) at the top table.
That hasn?t prevented
a brewer from unveiling
a pale ale of that name,
though. Brewed ?in the
shadow of Windsor Castle?
the beer has not yet won the
couple?s of?cial endorsement.
Neither has a selection of
Mr Kipling cakes. Available
exclusively at Asda, the limitededition �?bridal fancies?
(French fancies), ?princely
pies? (apple pies) and ?wedding
whirls? (Viennese whirls) were,
apparently, ?specially made? for
the event.
Meanwhile, the plush
Conrad London St James hotel
has been egging on the UK?s
?Prince Charmings? (but not their
female counterparts) to pop the
question as part of an ?exclusive?
deal. Nothing, it appears, says
romance like a ?proposal and
engagement package? rushed out
by an amped-up marketing team,
does it?
Disappointingly for the creators,
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Gary Lineker. The latest
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epic anti-obesity campaign is junk
food advertising. The celebrity
chef wants the government to im-
pose a pre-9pm ban on broadcast
advertising for fast-food restaurants and unhealthy snacks, as
well as tightening restrictions on
their promotion on the streets,
public transport and online.
Celebrities are ?ocking to
endorse the cause (although not,
so far, Lineker, Walkers crisps?
brand ambassador of almost three
decades standing). And Oliver
(inset), along with fellow TV cook
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,
took his demands to the House of
Commons last week.
The campaign has provoked
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Fit for a prince? Some
of the commemorative
items on offer in
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but perhaps far from a surprise,
Harry and Meghan have failed
to give a commemorative box of
condoms (� for four) bearing
their images the thumbs-up.
The ?luxury prophylactics?,
produced by Crown Jewels
Heritage Condoms, claim to offer
98 per cent effectiveness.
Upon opening the box
of ?artisan-style sheaths?,
amorous couples are greeted
with a triumphant blast of ?God
Save the Queen? and ?The
Star-Spangled Banner?.
David Haigh, chief executive
of Brand Finance, suggested that
these demonstrations of what some
might consider to be desperate
marketing efforts exist to cater for
the public?s ?insatiable? appetite
for merchandise associated with
Harry and Meghan.
?They?re responding to a level
of demand,? Mr Haigh said. ?It?s
almost unbelievable quite how
insatiable the demand is for stuff
connected to them. I?m often
amazed at just how much hysteria
you get.?
However, the economic value
of Harry and Meghan?s wedding ?
and the monarchy itself ? is hotly
contested in some quarters.
Graham Smith, chief executive
of Republic, the campaigning
group calling for the abolition of
the monarchy and its replacement
with a directly elected head of
state, is adamant that royal events
do not boost the economy.
?I don?t think there?s any
evidence that the economy was
helped by previous weddings or the
Jubilee,? said Mr Smith.
He added: ?If we get rid of
the monarchy, people will still
come here.?
What price would we pay for
overthrowing the Royal Family,
though? Before taking such a
momentous step, the nation
might pause to ponder what
could become of our industrious
compatriots just trying to earn an
honest crust peddling souvenir
condoms ??t for a prince?.
some predictable ?nanny state?
objections from libertarians. Yet
underlying Oliver?s campaign is
the assumption that restricting
advertising will actually work in
curbing consumption.
Would it? It?s an old
joke among company
executives that
they know half the
money they spend on
advertising is wasted,
they just don?t know
which half.
This raises the
awkward question: what if the
advertising ban has a negligible
impact on behaviour? A prospect
presumably as distressing for
advertisers as it would be for Oliver.
Happily, we have some evidence.
Researchers from the Institute
for Fiscal Studies (IFS) examined
the potato crisps advertising
market last year. They managed
to match up the TV viewing habits
of a large sample of people, the
advert they were exposed to
and their subsequent junk
food spending decisions.
They concluded a ban
on crisp advertising
would actually work
in reducing demand,
cutting crisp sales by 10
to 15 per cent.
One can presumably
read across from this
that a ban on all junk food TV
advertising would be similarly
effective in suppressing overall
demand. The IFS stresses the
answer hinges on what economic
purpose the advertising is
performing. Is it there to persuade
us to buy something, by changing
our tastes and stimulating
consumption desires? Or is it
simply informative ? giving useful
information about a product to
help make choices? Or is it a signal
of brand quality? Or is it merely
making us feel good about our
existing purchase preferences?
If food advertising is persuasive,
a ban is likely to be effective.
Ditto with the complementary
function. But if the advertising is
informative, perhaps not so much.
Even if we could say with
con?dence, there would remain
philosophical questions about how
to judge people?s ?true? interests
and how to weigh the freedom of
adults against children?s welfare.
Economic analysis can only take
us so far. In the end, it?s a question
of what sort of society we want to
live in. THE INDEPENDENT
illennials are waiting
longer to have sex
than previous generations, a study has
found. One in eight
26-year-olds told researchers at the
Centre for Longitudinal Studies,
part of University College London,
that they were virgins, up from one
in 20 in previous generations.
The ?nding comes from the Next
Steps study which has followed
16,000 people born between 1989
and 1990 since they were 14 years
old, interviewing them eight times
between 2004 and 2016.
The number of people abstaining
for sex for religious reasons was
deemed unlikely to be statistically
relevant to the study.
The ?ndings are in line with a 2016
study by San Diego State University,
which concluded that millennials
were more likely to report having no
sexual partners as adults than the
?Generation X? adults born in the
1960s and 1970s.
?Contrary to popular media
conceptions of a ?hook-up
generation? more likely to engage
in frequent casual sex, a higher
percentage of [millennials] born in
the 1990s, had no sexual partners
after age 18,? study lead author Jean
M Twenge noted.
Rachel Hard, a registered
psychologist in Perth, Australia,
said the reasons why millennials
would choose to abstain from sex
were multifaceted, including the
fear of being ?lmed or photographed
without their consent.
?The internet is awash with
Facebook and Instagramworthy bodies, this coupled with
pornography may negatively impact
on self-esteem or set unrealistic
expectations of sex and sexuality,?
she told i.
?Seeing beautiful, altered,
?ltered bodies or representations
of stylised sex or hyper-sexualised
interactions may be putting this
generation off from seeking a
sexual partner or they may be
disappointed with reality.?
Similarly, while dating apps
and other online platforms have
increased the opportunities to meet
sexual partners, digital exchanges
may have replaced the need to seek
out face-to-face interactions.
In addition, the current generation
was more informed than previous
ones, thanks to the proliferation
of information at their ?ngertips.
?Information is easily accessible
and there is more awareness about
Seeing beautiful, altered,
?ltered bodies... may be
putting this generation off
from seeking a sexual partner
?More astute?: Millenials are more
cautious about losing their virginity
STIs, safe and consensual sex,? she
explained.
?This notion of easily-accessible
information also extends to privacy
and reputation. Worries about
personal images on social media
or hook-up apps being exposed, or
being ?lmed [and] photographed
without their explicit consent may
also inhibit sexual behaviours.
?As such, this generation are
knowledgeable, more astute and
they are the safest ? physically ?
generation to date. This may result
in being cautious about decision
making, including their choice to
lose their virginity or ?hook up?.?
While technology can be
perceived as having a negative effect
on young people?s sex lives, it can
simultaneously promote different
kinds of sexual experiences outside
of traditional de?nitions, said Girl on
the Net, an anonymous sex blogger
and author.
?Millennials can have sexual
experiences no previous generation
could ? like sexting, sending videos,
camming, and other stuff that can
still be sexually ful?lling even if it
doesn?t ?t the picture of what others
imagine sex to be,? she said.
?If millennials are having less sex
but our de?nition of what counts
as ?sex? doesn?t cover the sexual
experiences they actually have,
we maybe need to rethink our
de?nitions to get more accurate
information.?
The concept of virginity was also a
deeply ?awed one, given its roots in
heteronormative sexual experience,
she added.
?Focusing on penetrative (mostly
straight) sex erases the experiences
of many gay and bisexual people,
who may well have had a rich sexual
life that just doesn?t happen to
include that speci?c thing.?
The National Survey of Sexual
Attitudes and Lifestyles for 2010-12
found that 5.2 per cent of men and
2.6 per cent of women aged 25 to 34
had never had sexual partners of the
opposite sex.
Television Monday 7 May
CRITIC?S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
===
PICK OF THE DAY
Genderquake
9pm, Channel 4
Anyone seeking clari?cation of the
dizzying array of gender identities
that have emerged in recent years
should watch this fascinating and
surprisingly educational
documentary in which 11 strangers
with differing gender identities and
sexualities are thrown together in a
rather desirable-looking home on the
South Downs. Tom from Barnsley
(?where men are men and women
are women?) and Filomena represent
their traditionalist wing, joining
lesbians, gay men, trans, non-binary,
XXY-chromosome Brooke, and
Markus, who likes to wear make-up
and thinks that gender ?uidity is
?just hype, like if you want to be
gluten-free or something?.
Live Snooker: The World
Championship
7pm, BBC2
Anyone hoping to tune into the
Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman
?lm Papillon at 11pm: don?t get your
hopes up as the conclusion of the
annual snooker tournament is
known for its late ?nishes.
===
Danceworks: The Dying Swan
7.30pm, BBC4
This is shaping up to be a ?rst-class
season of ?lms for dance fans, or
indeed the general viewer. Tonight?s
moving short documentary follows
former Royal Ballet principal, the
43-year-old Zenaida Yanowsky, as
she prepares to hang up her pumps
with a ?nal performance, the Dying
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 A1: Britain?s
Longest Road (R) (S). 7.15
Rip Off Britain: Food (R)
(S). 8.00 Nature?s Weirdest
Events (R) (S). 9.00 FILM:
Tinker Bell And The
Legend Of The NeverBeast
(Steve Loter 2014)
Animated fantasy, with
the voice of Mae Whitman
(S). 10.10 FILM: Kung Fu
Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh
2011) Animated comedy
sequel, with the voice
of Jack Black (S). 11.30
Natural World (R) (S). 12.30
Plan It, Build It (R) (S). 1.00
Britain?s Biggest Warship
(R) (S). 2.00 Live Snooker:
The World Championship
The third session of the
?nal (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.45 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder
(S). 3.00 Tenable (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
6.30 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.45 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.30 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
7pm
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 A Question Of
Sport Guests
include Michael
Owen and
Eniola Aluko (S).
7.00 Live Snooker:
The World
Championship
The concluding
session of this
year?s ?nal (S).
8pm
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain: Food (R)
(S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (R) (S). 11.00
A1: Britain?s Longest Road
(S). 11.45 The Housing
Enforcers (S). 12.15
Bargain Hunt (S). 1.00 BBC
News At One; Weather
(S). 1.15 BBC Regional
News; Weather (S). 1.30
800 Words (S). 2.15 Escape
To The Country (S). 3.15
Garden Rescue (R) (S).
4.00 Flipping Pro?t (S).
4.45 Flog It! (R) (S). 5.45
Pointless (S).
6pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
Late
Swan solo from Saint-Saens?
Carnival Of The Animals. The
metaphor is self-explanatory as
Yanowsky describes how a dancer
?ghts age and the deterioration of
the body (in her case, knees) and the
fear of retirement. ?I need closure,?
she says, ?to say goodbye to the
audience and to myself as a dancer.?
===
The Woman In White
9pm, BBC1
So, what exactly is Sir Percival
Glyde?s secret? It had better be a
good one after such a build-up (not
to mention the body count) and, sure
enough, in the context of the times,
it was probably worth a spot of
gaslighting and murder for the
deranged aristocrat. This is the ?nal
part of Fiona Serres?s enjoyable
adaptation of Wilkie Collins?s
Victorian melodrama.
===
The Road To Palmyra
9pm, BBC4
Dan Cruickshank joins veteran
war photographer Don McCullin to
travel into the heart of war-torn
Syria and document the cultural
destruction wrought by Isis upon the
Unesco-listed, 2,000-year-old desert
city of Palmyra. Given current
circumstances, the journey as much
as the destination (now back under
the control of the Assad regime) is
the story here, with a stop-off in the
ruined city of Homs, before reaching
Palmyra and an interview with the
sons of Khaled al-Asaad, the
83-year-old director of antiquities,
who was beheaded by Isis.
6.30 3rd Rock From
The Sun (R) (S). 6.55 3rd
Rock From The Sun (R)
(S). 7.20 FILM: Step Up
4: Miami Heat (Scott
Speer 2012) Dance drama
sequel, starring Kathryn
McCormick (S). 9.05 The
Big Bang Theory (R) (S).
9.35 The Big Bang Theory
(R) (S). 10.00 Ramsay?s
Kitchen Nightmares USA
(R) (S). 10.55 The Simpsons
(R) (S). 12.20 FILM: The
Princess Bride (Rob Reiner
1987) Comic fantasy
adventure, starring Cary
Elwes (S). 2.10 Countdown
(S). 3.00 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away (R) (S). 4.00
The �0k Drop (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15
The Wright Stuff 11.15
Can?t Pay? We?ll Take It
Away! (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 The
Gadget Show (R) (S). 1.10
Home And Away (S). 1.45
Neighbours (S). 2.15 FILM:
Open Season (Jill Culton,
Anthony Stacchi, Roger
Allers 2006) Animated
comedy, with the voice
of Martin Lawrence (S).
3.55 FILM: Alvin And The
Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
(Mike Mitchell 2011)
Comedy sequel, starring
Jason Lee (S). 5.30
Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 Paul O?Grady:
For The Love Of
Dogs ? India (R)
(S).
6.25 ITV Regional
News (S).
6.45 ITV News (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
Bart uses
voodoo to get
his teacher
pregnant (R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks (R) (S).
6.00 Home And Away
Roo has many
questions for
Martha (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
(S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Charity receives
an unwelcome
visitor (S).
7.30 Coronation
Street (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
7.30 Britain?s
Bene?ts Crisis:
Channel 4
Dispatches (S).
7.00 Aviva
Premiership
Rugby
Highlights
Action from the
?nal round (S).
7.00 Beyond 100
Days; Weather
(S).
7.30 Danceworks:
The Dying Swan
New series (S).
8.00 EastEnders (S).
8.30 Would I Lie
To You? With
Mel Giedroyc,
David Haye and
Martin Kemp (R)
(S).
8.00 Give It A Year
(S).
8.30 Coronation
Street (S).
8.00 Holidays
Unpacked (S).
8.30 Tricks Of The
Restaurant
Trade (S).
8.00 Police
Interceptors
Liam investigates
a gang of
suspected drug
dealers from
Nottingham (S).
8.00 Jet! When
Britain Ruled
The Skies Part
two of two. The
development of
passenger jets
(S).
9.00 The Woman In
White Last in
the series (S).
9.00 Who Wants
To Be A
Millionaire?
Quiz, hosted
by Jeremy
Clarkson (S).
9.00 Genderquake
People with
different gender
identities and
sexualities
spend a week
together (S).
9.00 Paddington
Station 24/7
Network Rail
prepares for
two days of
disruption (S).
9.00 The Road To
Palmyra A
mission to
document
the cultural
destruction
wrought by Isis.
10.00Peter Kay?s
Car Share
Unscripted (S).
10.30 BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.50 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.19 ITV Regional
Weather (S).
10.20 FILM: Notting
Hill (Roger
Michell 1999)
(S).
10.00Gogglebox The
households?
opinions
on recent
television (R) (S).
10.00Cocaine: Teen
Dealers Unlikely
users and
dealers in the
illegal drug
trade (S).
10.00A Syrian
Love Story
? Storyville
Documentary
about a family
living in exile
(S).
11.00 Kiss Me First
Tess makes it
back to London
and teams up
with Jonty. Last
in the series (S).
11.00 FILM: Layer
Cake (Matthew
Vaughn 2004)
Crime thriller,
starring Daniel
Craig (S).
11.15 Life Of A
Mountain:
A Year On
Blencathra (S).
11.35 FILM: Killer
Joe (William
Friedkin 2011)
Thriller, starring
Matthew
McConaughey
(S).
11.00 American Dad!
(S).
11.30 American Dad!
(S).
11.55 The Cleveland
Show (S).
12.00 999: What?s Your
Emergency? (R) (S). 1.00
The Secret Life Of The Zoo
(R) (S). 1.55 The Supervet
(R) (S). 2.55 Come Dine
Champion Of Champions
(R) (S). 3.50 Gok?s Fill Your
House For Free (R) (S).
1.05 SuperCasino (S). 3.10
Portillo?s Hidden History
Of Britain (R) (S). 4.00
Tribal Teens (R) (S). 4.45
House Doctor (R) (S). 5.10
Wildlife SOS (R) (S). 5.35
Nick?s Quest (R) (S).
12.15 Jet! When Britain
Ruled The Skies (S). 1.15
Top Of The Pops: 1983 (S).
1.45 Top Of The Pops: 1983
(S). 2.20 Danceworks: The
Dying Swan (S). 2.50 The
Road To Palmyra (S). 3.50
Close
1.40 FILM: Dragon (Peter
Chan 2011) Martial arts
thriller, starring Donnie
Yen (S). 3.50 Close
12.30 The Cleveland
Show (S). 12.55 Through
The Keyhole (S). 2.00
Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records (S). 2.25
Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2
Nightscreen
11.00 Have I Got A Bit
More News For
You (S).
11.45 The Graham
Norton Show
With Jess
Glynne (R) (S).
11.00 FILM: Papillon
(Franklin J
Schaffner 1973)
Fact-based
prison drama,
starring Steve
McQueen (S).
12.35 BBC News (S).
1.25 Sign Zone: Stephen:
The Murder That Changed
A Nation (R) (S). 2.25 Sign
Zone: Country?le (R) (S).
3.20 Sign Zone: Murder,
Mystery And My Family
(R) (S). 4.05 This Is BBC
Two (S).
12.30 Jackpot247 3.00 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
3.55 ITV Nightscreen 5.05
The Jeremy Kyle Show
(R) (S).
Dan Cruickshank is on
?The Road To Palmyra?
9pm, BBC4
Zenaida Yanowsky
describes how she feels
about retiring from
ballet in ?Danceworks?
7.30pm, BBC4
Peter Kay riffs in ?Car
Share Unscripted?
10pm, BBC1
6.00 The Planet?s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who?s
Doing The Dishes? (S).
7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.25
Coronation Street (S).
9.25 You?ve Been Framed!
Gold (S). 9.55 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold (S). 10.25
FILM: Cats & Dogs: The
Revenge Of Kitty Galore
(Brad Peyton 2010) (S).
12.00 Emmerdale (S). 12.35
Coronation Street (S).
1.00 Coronation Street
(S). 1.30 Catchphrase:
Celebrity Special (S). 2.35
The Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
3.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(S). 4.50 FILM: Despicable
Me (Pierre Cof?n, Chris
Renaud 2010) (S).
6.55 FILM: The
Mummy: Tomb
Of The Dragon
Emperor
(Rob Cohen
2008) Fantasy
adventure (S).
6.35 FILM: The Best
Exotic Marigold
Hotel (John
Madden 2011)
Comedy drama,
starring Judi
Dench (S).
9.00 FILM: Die
Hard 4.0 (Len
Wiseman 2007)
Action thriller
sequel, starring
Bruce Willis (S).
9.00 Family Guy
Peter attracts
the attention
of a powerful
?gure in Silicon
Valley (S).
9.30 Family Guy (S).
10.00Plebs The boys
attend a free
trial session at a
new bathhouse
(S).
10.30 Family Guy (S).
NEWS
2-27
===
Peter Kay?s Car
Share Unscripted
10pm, BBC1
I?m rather sorry in a way that Peter
Kay appears to have bowed to the fan
pressure that clamoured for a happy
ending to the tentative romance
between supermarket manager
John (Kay) and his colleague-cumpassenger Kayleigh (Sian Gibson);
I thought it artistically rather brave
where he left his Bafta-winning
romcom, upending our expectations
by having John unable to admit his
love and Kayleigh ?eeing his red
Fiat 500 in ?oods of tears. However,
it is undeniably good to have them
both back on our screens ? tonight
for a wholly improvised episode and
then in a few weeks? time for
another, ?nal episode.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
FILM OF THE DAY
===
11.35pm, Film4
(William Friedkin, 2011)
This pulp thriller about a contract
killing gone wrong is adapted from the
debut play by Tracy Letts, the author
of the Pulitzer-winning August: Osage
County as well as Friedkin?s previous
?lm, Bug. It is set amid Texan trailer
parks and abandoned spaces whose
shabbiness re?ects its characters?
utter moral dereliction, and rarely has
a ?lm treated its characters with such
contempt. Matthew McConaughey
(left) plays Killer Joe with the mad
energy of an actor just remembering,
after spending a decade or so in
romcoms, what he?s capable of, and
he shares a particularly intense ?
and controversial ? scene with Gina
Gershon and some fried chicken.
10.20pm, ITV
(Roger Michell, 1999)
After Four Weddings..., Richard Curtis
dashed off a follow-up, apparently
to order: Hugh Grant plays another
charming self-effacing Englishman
falling for a glamorous American ? this
time, visiting movie star Julia Roberts.
Killer Joe
Notting Hill
===
Papillon
11pm, BBC2
(Franklin J Schaffner, 1973)
In a brutal French Guyanan penal
colony Steve McQueen, a safebreaker wrongly accused of murder,
meets weaselly fraudster Dustin
Hoffman, with whom he hatches a
succession of escape plans and forms
a 20-year friendship.
Radio
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.30 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 6.55
Heartbeat (S). 8.00 The
Royal (S). 9.00 Judge Judy
(S). 9.30 Judge Judy (S).
10.00 Judge Judy (S). 10.25
FILM: Casablanca (Michael
Curtiz 1942) Romantic
drama, with Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid
Bergman (S). 12.30 The
Royal (S). 1.35 Heartbeat
(S). 2.40 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 3.15 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.50
Midsomer Murders (S).
5.55 Heartbeat (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 8.30 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 9.00
New Girl (S). 9.30 New Girl
(S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 10.30 2 Broke Girls
(S). 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (S). 12.00 The
Goldbergs (S). 12.30 The
Goldbergs (S). 1.00 The
Big Bang Theory: Geeky
Guests (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
6.00 Animal 999 (R) (S).
6.30 Animal 999 (R) (S).
7.00 Meerkat Manor (R)
(S). 7.30 Meerkat Manor (R)
(S). 8.00 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 8.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
9.00 Motorway Patrol (R)
(S). 9.30 Motorway Patrol
(R) (S). 10.00 Road Wars
(R) (S). 11.00 Warehouse
13 (R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30
Carnage (R).
6.00 The British (R) (S).
7.00 The British (R) (S).
8.00 Fish Town (R) (S).
9.00 The West Wing (R)
(S). 10.00 The West Wing
(R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S).
12.00 House (R) (S). 1.00
Without A Trace (R) (S).
2.00 David Attenborough?s
Conquest Of The Skies
(R) (S). 3.00 David
Attenborough?s Conquest
Of The Skies (R) (S). 4.00
David Attenborough?s
Conquest Of The Skies (R)
(S). 5.00 House (R) (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory: Geeky
Guests (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory: Geeky
Guests (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo A
Sumatran tiger
faces losing its
sons, who are
being moved to
other zoos (S).
6.30 The Simpsons
Lisa discovers
the calming
properties of a
patch of wild
?owers (R) (S).
6.00 House The
team treats
a troubled
prosecutor (R)
(S).
7.00 Hollyoaks An
education
welfare of?cer
confronts
Misbah (S).
7.30 Black-ish New
series (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A water tower
conversion in
central London
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
Marge becomes
obsessed with
peach-based
desserts (R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime
Scene
Investigation
A chef meets a
grisly end (R) (S).
8.00 Supergirl Kara
and Imra team
up when a third
Worldkiller
shows up.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Danny
investigates
the murder
of the Hasidic
community?s
new leader (R).
9.00 FILM: Forrest
Gump (Robert
Zemeckis 1994)
Oscar-winning
comedy drama,
starring Tom
Hanks (S).
9.00 Westworld
Sci-? drama,
starring Evan
Rachel Wood.
6.30am The Radio 1 Breakfast
Show With Adele Roberts
10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45pm
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt
Edmondson Show 4.00 Jordan
North 7.00 Dan From Bastille
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Wrote Jessica
investigates a
?lm producer?s
death (S).
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Christie?s
Poirot A game
of murder hunt
takes a dark
twist (S).
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Theory Sheldon
goes to Las
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some money (S).
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James tries to
impress Toff
with a fun night
out (S).
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Giants: Giant
Cruise Ship The
construction
of advanced
cruise ship MSC
Meraviglia (S).
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one of two. A
lawyer?s body is
washed up by
an underground
river (S).
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Bride Ireland
New series. A
groom plans
a Christmasthemed
ceremony (S).
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Mega Yachts
Documentary
about the
Monaco Yacht
Show (S).
11.00 DCI Banks Part
two of two.
Geoff and Evie
are put under
watch at a hotel
(S).
11.05 The Big Bang
Theory Raj
faces being sent
back to India (S).
11.35 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
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Does Countdown
With Jon
Richardson,
James Acaster,
Lee Mack and
Sarah Millican.
11.40 The Force:
Manchester
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following the
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Manchester
Police (R) (S).
11.15 The Circus:
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11.50 Real Time With
Bill Maher (R).
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Tattoo Fixers (S). 2.10 Made
In Chelsea (S). 3.05 Don?t Tell
The Bride Ireland (S). 3.55 2
Broke Girls (S). 4.20 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 4.40
Couples Come Dine With
Me (S).
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Nightmares USA (S). 1.10
Building Giants: Giant
Cruise Ship (S). 2.15 8
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Countdown (S). 3.15 8 Out
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Kemp: Extreme World (R)
(S). 2.20 Most Shocking (R)
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Patrol (R) (S). 5.00 It?s Me
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Togetherness (R) (S).
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Happyish (R) (S). 4.10 The
West Wing (R) (S). 5.05 The
West Wing (R) (S).
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Lauren Laverne
and guests
discuss.
10.40 Last Week
Tonight With
John Oliver
6.30am Fearne Cotton 9.30
Ken Bruce 12noon Jeremy Vine
2.00 Matt Lucas Bank Holiday
Show 5.00 Amol Rajan 7.00
The Blues Show With Huey
Morgan 8.00 Ana Matronic
10.00 Kylie Minogue From A To
Z 11.00 Jools Holland 12mdn?t
Johnnie Walker?s Sounds Of
The 70s 2.00 Radio 2?s Jazz
Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Great British Songbook 4.00
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Treasures 5.00 Vanessa Feltz
BBC Radio 3
6.30am Breakfast. 9.00
Essential Classics. 12noon
Composer Of The Week:
Boulanger. 1.00 News 1.02
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
2.00 Afternoon Concert. 5.00
In Tune. With music by the
Marian Consort. 7.00 In Tune
Mixtape. An eclectic non-stop
mix of music. 7.30 Radio 3 In
Concert. 10.00 Music Matters.
10.45 The Essay: The Migrants.
11.00 Jazz Now. 12.30am
Through The Night.
BBC Radio 4
6am Today 9.00 Start The
Week 9.45 Book Of The Week:
The Language Of Kindness
10.00 Woman?s Hour 11.00
The Untold 11.30 Homework
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The World At One 1.45 The
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Thread 3.00 Brain Of Britain
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4.00 The Song Hunters 4.30
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News 6.30 The Unbelievable
Truth. With Arthur Smith, Jack
Dee, Lucy Porter and Lloyd
Langford. Last in the series.
7.00 The Archers. Pat makes
a discovery. 7.15 Front Row.
Arts programme. 7.45 Love
Henry James: The Wings Of
The Dove. Dramatised by
Linda Marshall Grif?ths. 8.00
Bearing Grudges. Marcel
Berlins reveals why people
hold grudges and ways to
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All4
The very funny misadventures
of the eponymous builders.
The Jazz Ambassadors
BBC iPlayer
How Dizzy Gillespie, Louis
Armstrong and Duke Ellington
toured the Cold War world to
advertise America?s freedom.
the global success of the Minsk
Tractor Works in Belarus. 9.00
A River Of Steel. The role of
rivers in the development of
Shef?eld?s steel industry. 9.30
Start The Week. With Anne
Applebaum, David Runciman
and Nic Cheeseman. 10.00 The
World Tonight. News roundup. 10.45 Book At Bedtime:
The Valley At The Centre Of
The World. By Malachy Tallack.
11.00 Word Of Mouth. With
Tom Hewitson, ?conversation
designer? for the likes of Siri.
11.30 The Followership Game.
Natalie Campbell looks at
the modern obsession with
leadership. 12mdn?t News
And Weather 12.30 Book
Of The Week: The Language
Of Kindness 12.48 Shipping
Forecast 1.00 As BBC World
Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast
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Shipping Forecast 5.54
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6.30 Calling Hereford 7.00
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8.30 Flywheel, Shyster And
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Joan Of Arc, And How She
Became A Saint 11.00 Short
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Mystery And Suspense 11.15
Galbraith And The King Of
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Half Hour 12.30 Flywheel,
Shyster And Flywheel 1.00
High Table, Lower Orders
1.30 Calling Hereford 2.00
The Secret History 2.15
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BBC Radio 4
Julian Rhind-Tutt
(above) returns as
the barrister for
another three-part
series; here he ?nds
himself wrongfully
arrested while in
Africa for a trial.
Shyster And Flywheel 8.00
High Table, Lower Orders 8.30
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The Unbelievable Truth 10.30
Comedy Club: The Hitchhiker?s
Guide To The Galaxy: Tertiary
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The Emma Barnett Show With
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5 Live Sport: The Monday
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1am Up All Night 5.00 Morning
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6am More Music Breakfast
9.00 John Suchet 1pm Aled
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7.00 Smooth Classics At Seven
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Jane Jones showcases the life
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10.00 Smooth Classics 1am
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Sugar and
spice and all
things nice
Visitors to Barbados are drawn
to its beautiful coastline, but
less celebrated is the national
cuisine. James Butler joined the
experts to discover an island
bursting with unsung ?avours
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he Caribbean has some
catching up to do in the
UK. Outside city-based
diaspora communities its cuisine is little
known, while rum has yet to reach
the giddying trendiness of gin.
But there?s more to it than jerk,
rice and peas and Bacardi; each
island has its own ?avours, which
jam together as tantalisingly as
the blue sea that glistens around
them. Take Barbados, which exports around �m of rum each
year, a legacy of the flourishing
sugar industry when plantation
workers fermented molasses from
sugar cane in the 17th century.
Throughout 2018 the island is
promoting its cuisine under the
banner Year of Culinary Experiences. It showcases the African,
Caribbean and European influences on Bajan cooking, from
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The island?s ?rst
rums were known for
being ?hot, hellish and
terrible liquor?
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cou-cou (cornmeal and okra) and
conkies (steamed pumpkin, coconut, corn?our, sugar and spices) to
?ying ?sh and sea eggs, a type of
urchin often eaten raw.
While rum is one of Barbados?s
most valuable exports (after
Rihanna), it has been overtaken
by tourism as the island?s top
industry. Happily, the two are
commonly intertwined, and it?s
possible to join a rum-tasting tour
that explains the history behind it.
Atop the Bajan highlands, in
the parish of Saint Peter, is St
Nicholas Abbey; not a house of
God, but one of four Barbadian
rum distilleries, born from a 1658
sugar plantation. It has one of
only three Jacobean-style houses
in the western hemisphere. One
room is adorned with paintings of
the plantation?s owners: Abraham
Cumberbatch (great-great-greatgrandfather of actor Benedict),
the Cave family from Bristol and
Larry Byron Warren, a Barbadian
architect who has restored the
property since buying it in 2006.
With his wife Anna, the namesake of their distilling machine
Annabelle, Larry has used
centuries-old techniques to
create rums far removed from the
island?s ?rst batches, which were
known as ?Kill-Divil? for being a
?hot, hellish and terrible liquor?.
A syrup made from sugar
cane, crushed and boiled in an
1890 steam mill, is fermented
into sugar wine before being distilled, during which the ?heart?
? the rum ? is separated from
the ?head? ? acetone ? and most
of the grassy ?tail?. The liquor is
aged in spicy oak bourbon barrels
to make golden rums. According
to Ian Burrell, my guide and UK
RumFest founder, the process is
catalysed by the Bajan heat ? a
five-year-old rum equates to a
15-year-old Scotch whisky.
On the south-west coast of Barbados, in the capital, Bridgetown,
is the Cheapside market ? a misleading name given the rich abundance of produce inside. My guide
was Masterchef contestant Shivi
Ramoutar, who introduced me to
cho-cho, a melon?s cousin eaten
like cucumber, and breadfruit, a
foamy-?eshed potato substitute.
Among an apothecary of seasonings was cassareep, a tangy
Guyanese sauce made from bitter
cassava root. Vendor Grace pulled
out a sugar-encrusted sphere: her
last one, she added. It was a tamarind ball, the intensely sour fruit
mixed with sugar and spices that
brought to mind Haribo Tangfastics. Shivi explained that most
Bajan produce aside from pea-
The benefits of credit cards vs prepaid
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prepaid currency card
for my 17-year-old, since they
are generally 18 years-plus.
She is going to Bali for three
months. I would like one which
is easily viewed online, easy
for me to transfer money into
and is affordable to use for cash
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I recommend a different
course of action, which is
what I have done for my 17-yearold daughter: apply for your own
Barclaycard Platinum Visa card,
and add a supplementary card in
your daughter?s name.
This is one of the few credit cards
with no ?foreign exchange loading?,
the fee of up to 3 per cent than
many card issuers charge for using
plastic abroad. Some other cards,
notably Halifax Clarity Mastercard,
offer this bene?t. But the special
bene?t of the Barclaycard is that
there is no fee for using ATMs so
long as you pay off the bill in full
each month. Assuming that your
daughter is responsible, she will
just use it as needed and you can
settle her account every month.
If a villain gets hold of a prepaid
card, the potential downside is
that they can use whatever funds
remain on the card. For a credit
card, it could be anything up to
the credit limit. But so long as a
loss is reported promptly, in my
experience fraudulent use is repaid
by the card issuer. THE INDEPENDENT
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How to get there
Barbados is served from Gatwick
by British Airways and Virgin
Atlantic; Virgin also ?ies from
Heathrow. Thomas Cook and Tui ?y
from a range of regional airports.
Ian Burrell (far left)
making cocktails
at Sandals (left); he
and Shivi Ramoutar
(below left) teach
cooking and rum
masterclasses at the
resort in Barbados
nuts was imported: mangoes from
Asia, pineapples and corn from
the Americas. The diet, heavy in
carbohydrate-rich roots such as
cassava and yams, is a legacy of
slaving history, as well as cooking techniques imported from
Africa. Pungent seasonings which
masked the taste of spoiled meat
evolved into today?s ubiquitous
jerk and green marinades.
Something that needs no masking is the island?s seafood. At
a nearby market, fishmongers
danced to the sounds pumping out
of a radio while ?lleting ?ying ?sh,
the national symbol.
I tried doubles from a roadside
stall, deep-fried flatbread filled
with curried chickpeas, tamarind
sauce and pickled cucumber. It
was understandable how The New
York Times once voted it the best
sandwich in the world.
Later, I put my Bajan food initiation to the test at the Sandals Barbados resort, which is launching a
Rumantic Culinary Retreat in November at which Shivi and Ian will
lead cookery and cocktail classes.
With the help of the resort?s
chefs, I made breadfruit chips and
foil-baked jerk snapper, whose
heat was quenched with a salad
of unripened mangoes and black
beans and soaked up with fried
bakes: bread made with flour,
water and a little butter. With Shivi
stepping into John Torode?s shoes,
I channelled my inner Masterchef
to plate up poached papaya, snuggled in pillows of whipped cream
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Where to eat and drink
Oistins is the place to be on a
Friday night, with its weekly ?sh
fry and a side order of reggae
music and dancing on the beach.
More information
The Barbados Tourist Board
(visitbarbados.org) has information
on the island?s culinary calendar,
including the Barbados Food and
Rum Festival (18-21 October) and
the Year of Culinary Experiences.
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and mango coulis with an edible
?ower and a cinnamon stick from
the poaching syrup for decoration.
It was all washed down with a signature cocktail, made with Ian?s
rum punch formula: one of sour,
two of sweet, three of strong, four
of weak and ?ve of spice.
Perhaps it was because my
three ?strongs? were 63 per cent
proof rum, but the dinner was delicious ? and easy. The secret is the
art of liming, or chilling out: the
wellspring of Caribbean culture,
and the best souvenir I took home
with me. While it might have some
catching up to do in the UK, Caribbean cuisine is going at its own
pace; like ageing a ?ne rum, just sit
back, relax, and wait for the goods
to arrive.
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Life
A little
help at the
hardest time
Suffering families and children?s
charities are relieved about a new
Children?s Funeral Fund.
They tell ChrisEvansabout the
emotional and ?nancial struggles
of losing a child
A
fter Theresa May
finally agreed last
month to a Children?s
Funeral Fund to cover
burial fees ? after
months of campaigning led by
Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who
lost a child of her own ? I was inundated with calls from families
who had suffered emotionally and
?nancially from the loss of a child.
?This is good news,? says Anne
Harris, director of care at children?s charity Rainbow Trust.
?Previously it?s been a postcode
lottery as to whether they received support. Now it?s going to
be standardised across England.?
The full details of the amount of
the fund and how it will be distributed are still to be decided.
?We estimate it be an annual
cost of about �m, which is the
figure we?ve communicated to
government,? says Clare Laxton,
assistant director of policy at
CLIC Sargent, another children?s
charity. But she is quick to point
out that it?s not just burial fees
families have to cover. There are
additional costs, including the
order of service, ?owers, funeral
director?s fees, cof?n, transport,
venue, ceremony costs and more.
According to the Funeral Zone
website, the average cost of a traditional burial funeral is �250.
?This is a funeral for the family?s young child or baby. This is
an 18th birthday, engagement and
wedding all wrapped into one, effectively,? says Ms Laxton.
Helen Avila, a family liaison
sister at St Mary?s Hospital in
Paddington, supports bereaved
families and attends child funerals all too often. ?I?ve got a family who had a funeral recently for
their daughter and they arranged
for a horse and carriage with the
horses made to look like unicorns.
Parents are thrown
into making decisions
they never thought
they?d have to make
It was special for them, but it de?nitely adds to the costs.?
But costs can prove exorbitant
and overwhelming. Lisa Stockill, whose daughter, Amy, passed
away aged 13 in February 2016,
was shocked to find the deposit
for the funeral was 95 per cent
of the full cost, which they had to
pay quickly.
?I was feeling devastated, and
was suddenly told to pay thousands of pounds,? she says. Just
months before they had raised
�,000 through the GoFundMe
website to cover the cost of an
electric wheelchair for Amy, who
was struggling with mobility due
to a brain tumour.
?The wheelchair cost about
�000, so we had a little left over
to help pay for the funeral. Because of this we weren?t entitled
to any government support, even
though we were on tax credits and
family credits.
?As soon as Amy died, the car
provided to us for mobility support had to be given back. My husband had to return to work almost
straight away because he wouldn?t
be paid. It was devastating.?
Fortunately, the government?s
Parental Bereavement (Leave and
Pay) Bill is proposing two weeks?
paid leave for bereaved parents.
Erica Stewart, a bereavement
support and awareness specialist
at stillbirth charity Sands, says
the ?rst couple of weeks after the
death of a baby are very tough.
?Parents are thrown into making decisions they never thought
they?d have to make. Rather than
choosing a pram or cot, they?re
being asked: ?Do you want a burial
or cremation? What type of cof?n
would you like???
The government has also made
changes to Social Funeral Fund
payments. Claimants now have
more time to apply for help but the
amount to help cover funeral fees
remains capped at �0.
?The cap doesn?t match the
reality of funeral costs,? says Ms
Laxton. ?But we welcome the
other changes. They?ve created a
shorter application form, which
was previously 35 to 40 pages, and
it can be submitted online?
Some charities also provide
?nancial support. CLIC Sargent
offers bereavement grants and
St Mary?s Hospital, which is tied
to the Imperial College Fund, can
give up to �000 towards the funeral. ?There are also certain funeral directors who waive fees,?
Ms Avila adds. ?For example, the
Co-Operative will not charge for a
funeral of a child up to 18.?
One of the points of contention
of the Children?s Funeral Fund is
that it will only cover burial fees
for children up to 18 years old.
?My eldest son died aged 19
after being diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy,? explains Sara
Hunt, CEO of ALD Life. ?The
state provided some help but the
bulk of funeral costs were met
through family help ? without this
we would have been unable to give
him the funeral we wanted for
him. The real issues came after his
death. After three months all state
aid ceased, we were straight on to
minimal bene?ts and could barely
cover the cost of living.?
The Rainbow Trust?s Anne Harris hopes the new fund will be promoted in hospitals, hospices and
schools. ?The death of a child is
not something people want to talk
about, but it is vital everyone bene?ts from this support,? she says.
Sara Hunt
and son Alex,
centre, who
died aged 19;
below left:
Lisa Stockill
and Amy
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11 First of a series of novels
by H E Bates featuring the
Larkin family (3,7,4,2,3)
13 Former county created in
1974 from areas of Somerset
and Gloucestershire (4)
14 Writer whose only published
work was Black Beauty (4,6)
15 A spiked frame strapped to a
boot for climbing or walking
on ice (7)
16 A Persian variety of the wild
ass, Equus hemionus (6)
17 1950s Ford model named
after Henry Ford?s son (5)
18 Actress for whom No雔
Coward developed his ?rst
musical revue in 1923 (8,8)
22 African country whose
capital is Nairobi (5)
23 Welsh poet writer whose
works include Under Milk
Wood (5,6)
25 The Great Lion in C S Lewis?s
The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe (5)
29 A nail with a small
asymmetrical head (4)
30/31 Opening line of Sonnet
18 by William Shakespeare
(5,1,7,4,2,1,7,3)
32 Rock music magazine ?rst
published in 1993 (4)
34 A straight line across
the centre of a circle or
sphere (8)
37 Niccol� ___, Italian violinist
and composer who inspired
a famous rhapsody by Sergei
Rachmaninoff (8)
39 Airline that is the ?ag carrier
of Israel (2,2)
40 Gloucestershire town
famous for its annual
festival of racing (10)
42 Austrian-American actor
who was Governor of
California from 2003
to 2011 (6,14)
46 See 24 Down
47 West African country
formerly called Dahomey (5)
48 Musical instrument that is
played by the wind (7,4)
49 A ?ock of geese in ?ight (5)
53 1814-15 European
conference called to settle
territorial problems left by
the Napoleonic Wars (8,2,6)
56 Willow tree whose ?exible
branches are used in basket
making (5)
58 A handheld input device
used in video games (6)
59 An obsolete bass cornett
resembling a snake in
shape (7)
60 Salad plant also known as
romaine (3,7)
61 Company founded by
Garrett Camp and Travis
Kalanick in 2009 (4)
62 1981 ?lm starring Richard
Dreyfuss as a paralysed
sculptor (5,4,2,2,6)
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1 Dutch settlement at the
southern tip of Manhattan
Island renamed in honour of
the Duke of York in 1664 (3,9)
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3 A hypersensitivity to a
substance that causes
the body to react (7)
4 The West Indian shrub
Indigofera suffruticosa,
which is a source of
indigo (4)
5/2 Hero of an 1814 novel by
Sir Walter Scott after whom
Edinburgh?s main railway
station is named (6,8)
6 Long-running American
comic strip about a
heavyweight boxer
created by cartoonist
Ham Fisher in 1921 (3,7)
7 See 52
8/10 American actor who
played the title role in
the 1940 ?lm The Mark of
Zorro (6,5)
9 A statement of the ?nancial
position of a business (7,5)
10 See 8
11 Informal word for a
sixpence (6)
12 Animal used as a beast of
burden in the cold deserts of
central Asia (8,5)
19 American golfer who won
four majors, including the
1976 Masters (3,5)
20 A very large marine
mammal with a blowhole
on top of its head for
breathing (5)
21 British political organisation
formed in 1900 as an
amalgam of various trade
unions and socialist
groups (6,5)
24/46 Actor who played Lofty
Holloway in EastEnders (3,4)
26 Character in the sitcom Are
You Being Served? played by
John Inman (2,9)
27 See 59
28 An instrument for
measuring electrical
resistance (8)
30 A piece of music appropriate
to the evening (8)
33 British actress who won
a Best Actress Oscar for
Darling (5,8)
35 Animated movie franchise
whose characters include
Manny and Sid (3,3)
36 See 57
38 Home of Everton FC since
1892 (8,4)
41 Song from the Eagles album
Hotel California that topped
the US singles chart (3,3,2,4)
43 The largest island
of Greece (5)
44 Home of the New York Stock
Exchange (4,6)
45 First name of Wendy Craig?s
character in Butter?ies (3)
50 Ruholla ___, ayatollah
who instituted an Islamic
republic
in Iran in 1979 (8)
51 Mary ___, American
impressionist painter who
lived in France (7)
52/7 Artist whose work My Bed
was shortlisted for the 1999
Turner Prize (6,4)
54 Name for a warehouse in
east Asia, especially India (6)
55 The ___ Queene, epic poem
by Edmund Spenser ?rst
published in 1590 (6)
57/36 American jazz vocalist
whose song Don?t Worry, Be
Happy won Song of the Year
and Record of the Year at the
1989 Grammy Awards (5,8)
59/27 The ___ ___, 1873 play
by Alexander Ostrovsky for
which Tchaikovsky wrote
incidental music (4,6)
60 Johnny ___, singersongwriter whose hits
include I Walk The Line and
Ring of Fire (4)
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Tate Modern?s epic new show of a century of photography and abstract
art is magnificent ? and just a little dull, argues Hettie Judah
I
?m scrolling through photographs on the screen of my
phone. All are black and
white. In one frame, there?s
a crisp, pale shaft of sunlight
cutting a perfect diagonal
through the shadow on a dusty
?oor. In another, a close-up stack
of scaffolding poles forms a starburst as they race toward the lens.
Other frames show patterns of
differently shaded squares formed
by lightfall on a gridded window,
close-up shots of bubbling paint,
spiral staircases seen from below,
bent shadows from the slats of
a fence and anthropomorphic
scratches in a stone wall.
This is not the Instagram feed of
an account promising #blackandwhite #modernist #patterninspo,
but my own wobbly snapshots
made during the visit to Tate
Modern?s latest exhibition Shape
of Light: 100 Years of Photography
and Abstract Art.
The frames are actual frames,
and the artists whose work fill
them among the great names of
the last century: Paul Strand,
Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nag y, Brassa�,
Ellsworth Kelly.
I mention this not to be ?ippant,
or as some sub-Thought for the Day
stab at pop cultural relevance, but
as an indication of how deeply
imprinted this kind of abstract
image-making is in our understanding of photography. Put simply: black and white + abstract =
arty. (Remember that ?7 photos in
7 days? challenge that ?ew round
Facebook last year?)
Shape of Light is a reminder
that abstract photography has
evolved in step with painting. Just
as photography?s gift of capturing likeness pushed painting to
less representational ends, so
the ideas of abstract pioneers like
Wassily Kandinsky in?uenced the
way photographic artists understood image.
There?s a beautiful little Kandinsky in the opening room of
the show, keeping company with
a Cubist painting of a guitar by
Georges Braque, one of Piet Mondrian?s coloured grids and a Vorticist cityscape, gazing up through
skyscrapers to a bare patch of sky,
by Percy Wyndham Lewis.
Beside each are photographic
echoes ? the camera searching out
Modernist grid forms in the city,
pictures made by exposing photosensitive paper to abstract objects
and light, images shattered into
kaleidoscopic fragments as they
bounce through arrangements
of mirrors.
It?s a strong start, continued
in the second gallery, as Stieglitz picks up the baton passed by
Kandinsky, and searches for the
expression of human thought,
feeling, emotion, in abstract
shapes (?gures the in?uential the-
osophist Annie Besant referred to
as ?thought forms?). Photographing the sky in 1929, Stieglitz sought
such patterns in the clouds ? even
today these photographs are mysterious and arresting, as though
Stieglitz were capturing some
kind of divine vibrations.
These tiny images share a gallery with Constantin Brancusi?s
bronze and stone sculpture Maiastra (1911) ? part-bird, part-battle helmet ? and tightly cropped
abstractions of dramatic shade
fall captured by Paul Strand. All
three artists enjoyed tight bonds
with their fellows on the other side
of the lens.
Both Strand and Stieglitz had
a powerful influence on Georgia O?Keeffe and vice versa. (In
Strand?s close-up, tightly cropped
images that so defamiliarise the
natural world, we surely see the
echo of O?Keeffe?s intimate plant
portraits, though no works by her
are included here.)
Brancusi solicited the photographic reinterpretation of his
sculptures, and the light and
camera loved them ? Edward
Steichen?s portrait of his Bird in
Space casts it as a glowing, other-
The ideas of abstract
artists in?uenced the
way photographers
understood image
worldly ?gure straight out of science ?ction.
Despite its roll call of stellar
names, the show?s adrenaline
soon slumps. A rhythm sets in, as
each gallery offers perhaps a single non-photographic work and
dozens of medium format blackand white abstracts arranged on
an allied theme: extreme closeups, engineered structures,
worms? and bird?s-eye views,
moving light, the human body,
urban fabric).
Individually each photograph
is quite wonderful, but they echo
each other so closely in their
authors? attraction to diagonal
arrangements, rich surface
textures, dramatic shadows, odd
perspectives and close cropping,
that the same point is being
made a dozen times with little to
distinguish between the variants.
By about halfway round I actually felt faint. I longed for some colour, some mess: a face, even. It was
just all so tasteful.
And perhaps this is abstract
photography?s sad legacy: that it
has become a shorthand for inoffensive sophistication, the holding image pre-mounted in your
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I felt I needed prodding to look
at these works with fresh eyes,
but the unbroken flow offered
little refreshment.
At last in the ?nal three rooms
came a shift in scale. The 1960s
brought with them Op art: a
shimmering spot painting by
Bridget Riley and kinetic sculptures by Gregorio Vardanega and
Martha Boto.
The technical precision of Riley?s painting is echoed in photographs that look more like
line-drawn diagrams than the
product of a camera. Later we see
Ed Ruscha?s fascination with the
banal, blocky repetitive architecture of the West coast?s suburban
sprawl picked up in Carl Andre?s
Steel Zinc Plain (1969): a square
grid of metal tiles.
In this company Ellsworth Kelly
comes across as a poet, searching
out odd geometries in the urban
environment that echo the coloured shapes familiar from his
paintings. Sigmar Polke?s strange
green blobby pictures show photographic paper capturing a different kind of trace and a different
kind of light: the radioactive glow
of uranium.
By the present day, abstract
photography has given in to its already Ouroboros-like tendencies,
and swallowed itself whole, offering abstract photographs about
the process of photography, and
the action of light on its materials.
This is a gesture I relished in
Wolfgang Tillmans? show in the
same space this time last year,
when it was broken up by a plethora of other ideas and perspectives on photography. Here it feels
like another level of earnest selfabsorption with a century-long
back story.
In many ways Shape of Light is
a magni?cent exhibition. It makes
a necessary point ? that photography merits serious consideration
within the category of abstract
art, and that the camera?s attraction to the shape of light rather
than the shape of solid form as we
perceive it changed the way images of all kinds were composed.
The works are by a great roster
of artists, many in?uential and important. It would make an excellent book, I?m sure ? though yes, of
course, you?d miss so much in not
seeing the photographs printed as
the artists intended.
As an exhibition destined for a
one-shot visit it feels overwhelming (the lucky few who have Tate
membership and live nearby could
dip in and out as they please). For
all its scholarly rigour, it is precisely in its lack of dynamic shape
? and lightness of touch ? that
Shape of Light falls short.
?Shape of Light: 100 Years of
Photography and Abstract Art?,
Tate Modern, London, to 14
October (020 7887 8888)
ike a dismantled empire
transformed into a group
of competing ? and less
powerful ? states, The Great
British Bake Off continues to deliver
spin-offs and copycats on what
sometimes seems like a daily basis.
Piping hot on the heels of Britain?s
Best Home Cook, the BBC?s latest
Mary Berry-fronted attempt to get
millions of Britons to stop cooking
and watch television instead,
comes Channel 4?s newest variation
on its recently acquired franchise.
In a similar format to its
BBC incarnation, six pairs of
professional pastry chefs try to
impress judges Benoit Blin and
Cherish Finden. But a missing
ingredient was the lack of
presenter chemistry. Instead of the
surprisingly successful double act
of Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding
we had comedian Tom Allen and
2017 series quarter-?nalist Liam
Charles, who struggled to match
their ?mismatched pair? sparkle.
I was also worried that the ?gifted
amateur? element so key to the Bake
Off success story would be lost with
contestants who do this for a living.
But instead there was a certain
schadenfreude as the prospect of
elimination for one team turned
patissiers with culinary awards and
bespoke outlets by the baker?s dozen
into nervous pupils submitting
overdue homework to a particularly
scary teacher.
And the judges are TV gold. Blin
is an iron hand in a velvet glove,
It?ss a caramelised
sugar rush with extra
chantilly cream for
a?cionados
rhapsodising in a comedy Frurnch
accent before delivering an acerbic
critique. Finden is a reinforced iron
hand in a super-strength titanium
glove, casting gimlet eyes and
withering put-downs on the teams?
efforts as they delivered a tarte aux
fruits and a conversation (?it?s just a
fancy name for a Bakewell tart?) for
the ?rst challenge.
Next was the ?showpiece?, where
an exhortation to ?reinvent the
Black Forest gateau? produced the
sort of concoctions you might get
if you locked the Brothers Grimm
and Salvador Dali in a cake shop for
a week ? a chocolate axe, a cuckoo
clock with a singing cuckoo and a
slide delivering edible marbles (no,
I don?t know what that?s got to do
with the Black Forest either).
The atmosphere got more tense
?Bake Off: The Professionals? judges
Cherish Finden (left) and Benoit
Blin are TV gold CHANNEL 4
and sweary, and as the contestants?
personalities emerged I began to
fear for the prospects of Bharat and
(highly-strung) Darryl and slightly
too laid-back hipsters Chris and BJ
in particular?
It?s a caramelised sugar rush
with extra chantilly cream for
a?cionados. But as the Bake Off
clones proliferate I can?t help
feeling that (as anyone who?s
overdone it on cake knows) you can
have too much of a good thing.
Food was also the theme as
Friday Night Dinner returned for
a ?fth series. Though, as fans will
know, the culinary element of the
ritual home visit by dutiful but
sarcastic sons Adam (Simon Bird)
and Jonny (Jon Rosenthal) to their
eccentric parents (Paul Ritter and
Tamsin Greig) is simply a device
to provide dry Jewish humour and
comic mishaps in abundance.
This week was no exception, as
the boys arrived to ?nd Mum and
Dad sharing a hot tub (?you?re
sitting in your own ?lth!?; ?well,
I?ve added some toilet cleaner?)
and attempts to order a takeaway
were interrupted by even more
eccentric neighbour Jim (Mark
Heap) begging them to look after
his furniture-chewing Alsatian for
the night.
Some plot elements did fall into
the ?Things That Only Happen In
Sitcoms? category. But the best
of the humour (Home From Home
take note) came from the gloriously
believable family interaction of
the central quartet and Jim?s
patronising over-sensitivity to
his neighbours? faith: ?How many
shaloms should I say to make
amends?? ?Twenty thousand?.
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Ben Chaplin as Bernard
and Se醤a Kerslake as Cat
in ?Mood Music? at The
Old Vic MANUEL HARLAN
THEATRE
Mood Music
OLD VIC, LONDON
HHHHH
There?s music and there?s the
music industry, and they are
not to be confused. Joe Penhall?s
forceful play explores the
vexed relationship between
commercialism and creativity and
the particular obstacles
COMEDY
Rachel Parris
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON
HHHHH
Following her breakthrough on
BBC2?s The Mash Report, Rachel
Parris? career has moved through
the gears. These dates mark the
end of a sell-out tour for her
show Keynote, written before
she made headlines discussing
Piers Morgan?s buttock-clenching
interview with Donald Trump.
Fans of the harsher humour
of The Mash Report should wait
for her next tour. This is more of
a showcase of everything Parris
does apart from satire. It is the
story of how she devised a speech
to deliver at her Loughborough
alma mater. The open-ended
structure lets her show her
versatility. There is music, wellobserved characters and witty
powerpoint presentation lists.
Parris comes across as a
mischievous swot, the pupil
who skived off games to do Latin
quizzes. An anecdote about
taking drugs is hilarious, partly
because of demented dancing
and partly because she looks like
butter wouldn?t melt in her mouth.
Laughs are gentler, but con?rm the
Mash Report success is no ?uke.
BRUCE DESSAU
EVENING STANDARD
that this business throws in the
path of women.
Two practitioners are seen in
conversation with their respective
therapists ? and later with their
lawyers. All the various, sparely
suggested locations ? recording
studio, consulting room etc ? are
on stage at the same time, which
gives the play a marvellous
?uidity. Overhung by a forest of
microphones, Roger Michell?s
production has an incisive
musical elegance.
The bone of contention is
the ownership of a hit song.
Cat, a rising young Irish singersongwriter, has been denied a
songwriting credit by middleaged producer Bernard. He says:
?She had a vague idea which gave
me a bigger idea?; she says he
rearranged her musical ideas
and then stole the recognition.
Tired old prejudices are lobbed
around, such as that women lack
the ?detachment? to write a classic
song or that men have greater
technical expertise rather than
the grubbier advantage of being
?better bullshitters?.
But both are signi?cantly
damaged people ? as the brilliant
performances by Ben Chaplin
and Se醤a Kerslake demonstrate.
Bernard is a sneering,
perversely seductive monster of
manipulative egoism. He supports
the theory expressed by Cat?s
therapist that music attracts
sociopaths who can connect
through their instruments while
playing. Kerslake, by contrast,
has a wonderful openness as the
songwriter ? giving increasingly
extended indications of the
trauma behind the brandy-andValium habit. Authenticity is
important to her because she
always felt a bit of a fraud with
her father, a musician whose
career collapsed.
There are some tantalising
glimpses of writer and producer
working together in the studio.
They show the improvisatory
nature of collaboration and
the dif?culties of establishing
precisely who contributed what.
I would have liked more of these
and less of the psychologising
from the therapists. The industry?s
lax sense of its duty of care to
artists is explored in the legal
wranglings of the second half. ?It?s
time to change the balance of this
industry. Within reason,? says
Bernard?s lawyer, who is not one of
nature?s feminists. Penhall?s play
eloquently suggests that may not
be far enough.
To 16 June (0844 871 7628)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
HEPWORTH, WAKEFIELD
Anthony McCall is best known
for large-scale, immersive
sculptural light installations that
invite visitors to become active
participants in the work. This is
the ?rst major UK show of his art
in more than a decade, exploring
all facets of his work and including
the British premieres of three
?solid light? installations. Entry is
free. (01924 247360) to 3 Jun
Pop! Art in a
Changing Britain
PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY,
CHICHESTER
How a generation of artists led
by Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard
Hamilton, Peter Blake and
Patrick Caul?eld in Britain
in the 50s and 60s responded
to rapid social change,
challenging current thinking
about art and mass media and
questioning the traditional
division between high and low art.
(01243 774557) today
Drawn in Colour: Degas
from the Burrell
NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON WC2
Edgar Degas had a preference for
pastel over oil in his late career
and examples of the results, plus
the occasional oil, lent by the
Burrell Collection in Glasgow,
make up the bulk of this show.
Initially the galleries seem gloomy
because of the low light needed to
protect these fragile pictures, but
slowly Degas? riot of colour sings
from the walls, making for
a quietly breathtaking show.
(020 7747 2885) today
FILM
Tully
POP
15, JASON REITMAN, 96 MINS
Manic Street
Preachers
Reliable draw:
Nicky Wire of
Manic Street
Preachers
HYDRO, GLASGOW
HHHHH
It?s strange to say, given the chaos
and controversy of their early
years, but Manic Street Preachers
are quite the reliable draw these
days; never less than a solid live
proposition, though too often
nothing more.
Setlist is key. As bassist Nicky
Wire has attested ?there?s just
so much there?. The classic
albums, The Holy Bible and
Everything Must Go, have been
toured in their entirety for their
anniversary re-issues; now was
the time to persuade the fans
in favour of their optimistically
titled new album, Resistance Is
Futile, slamming straight into
?International Blue?, as beefy and
catchy as anything in their arsenal.
No other new song had quite
that impact, though they kept the
set breezing along blithely with
some of their strongest, poppiest
singles, from ?Your Love Alone Is
Not Enough? to ?You Stole the Sun
from My Heart?.
The intrigue lay in the deeper
recesses of their back catalogue
? ?4 Ever Delayed?, performed for
the ?rst time in 10 years, the easy
VISUAL ARTS
Anthony McCall:
Solid Light Works
GETTY IMAGES
Writer Diablo Cody and her
regular director partner, Jason
Reitman, have fashioned a
comedy-drama with a spiky charm
and unexpected tenderness.
Charlize Theron put on a
reported 50 pounds to play Mario,
the mother exhausted by the
rigmarole of domesticity who is
about to have a third, unplanned,
child, while Mackenzie Davis is
the nanny employed by Mario?s
brother. Nationwide release
Mary and the
Witch?s Flower
U, HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI, 103 MINS
listening instrumental ?Horses
Under Starlight?, sticking out like
an excerpt from The Umbrellas
of Cherbourg as a badge of their
con?dence and, less con?dently,
early album track ?Sleep?ower?, so
rarely played that frontman James
Dean Brad?eld tackled it alone
with a lyric crib sheet.
While such rarities pleased
the hardcore of fans at the front,
it took the enduring mightiness
of ?Motorcycle Emptiness?,
digni?ed anger of ?If You Tolerate
This Your Children Will Be Next?,
and the deathless ?Design For
Life?, accompanied by rather
incongruous glitter showers, to
galvanise the whole room.
FIONA SHEPHERD
The in?uence of Hayao Miyazaki
lives on in every frame of this
animated feature about a little
red-haired English girl (voiced
by Ruby Barnhill) stuck for the
summer in the countryside
with her kindly great aunt. It?s a
sensitive and nuanced portrayal
of its troubled young protagonist
as she learns how to transcend her
own insecurities. Limited release
Beast
15, MICHAEL PEARCE, 104 MINS
Jessie Buckley gives a sly,
sympathetic and sometimes
creepy performance as the
troubled heroine in the writerdirector?s impressive debut
feature, set against the backdrop
of the search for a serial killer
NEWS
2-27
Arts
agenda
THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
on the Channel island of Jersey.
Beast is a very arresting debut
with a primal intensity about it
that atones for the occasional
clumsiness and contrivances in
the plotting. Limited release
Avengers: Infinity War
12A, JOE RUSSO AND
ANTHONY RUSSO, 149 MINS
The Russo brothers? latest Marvel
Studios extravaganza is packed
with so much star power that
you think it will implode, but it
doesn?t. It?s a wildly ambitious
and entertaining ride in which
good old-fashioned teamwork just
about carries the day, even if the
odds are (as Doctor Strange tells
us) more than 14 million to one
against. Nationwide release
TALKS & POETRY
Swindon Festival
of Literature.
VARIOUS VENUES
With Afua Hirsch, Ben Okri, Viv
Albertine, Rachel Hewitt, Harriet
Harman, Will Self and Kate
Raworth. (01793 771080) to 19 May
COMEDY
Desiree Burch
SOHO THEATRE, LONDON W1
Desiree Burch once performed
Unf**kable on the top deck of
a bus, but you can be sure that
this LA comic?s frank material
(about us Brits, about misogyny
and about her former life as a
dominatrix) won?t lose any
of its immediacy and impact
at the Soho Theatre.
(020 7478 0100) to Sat
Brighton Fringe
VARIOUS VENUES
Among the comedy massive this
week at Brighton?s huge bash
are Stephen Carlin, exploring
autism (tonight), Barry Ferns and
Alasdair Beckett-King (tonight),
So?e Hagen (Tue to Fri) and
Harriet Kemsley (Wed and Thur).
(brightonfringe.org) to 3 Jun
POP
Lightning Bolt
GARAGE, LONDON N5
They may have retired the
guerrilla-gig chaos of old, but
Rhode Island?s noise-punk duo
can still be relied on to rattle
your cage. Three years after
the expanded vistas of Fantasy
Empire, Brian Chippendale
(doomy drums) and Brian Gibson
(pulverising bass) roar back into
view. (ticketweb.uk) tonight
Ocean Wisdom
VARIOUS VENUES
Faster than Eminem? Supposedly.
Ocean Wisdom?s rapid-?re
rhymes earned him some headline
attention on 2016?s debut album,
VOICES
14-18
Chaos 93. An impressive guest
roster ? Dizzee Rascal, Roots
Manuva, Method Man ? testi?es to
the Camden-born, Brighton-based
rapper?s talent on the follow-up,
Wizville. Gorilla, Manchester
(seetickets.com) tonight; Rescue
Rooms, Nottingham (alttickets.com)
Tue; Electric Ballroom, London NW1
(seetickets.com) Thur
FOLK & ROOTS
Anna & Elizabeth
VARIOUS VENUES
Their brilliant and haunting
new album, The Invisible Comes
to Us, on Smithsonian Folkways
Recordings, fuses ancient folk
ballads and Appalachian music
with layers of avant-garde
experimentation. Musicport on the
Moors, Goathland (01947 603475)
tonight; Howard Assembly Rooms,
Leeds (0113 243 9999) Thur
Rheingans Sisters
VARIOUS VENUES
The sisters tour their latest album,
Bright Field, drawing on a wide
range of British and European
folk styles, beautifully sung
and performed on violin, viola,
banjo and English concertina.
Victoria Hall, Settle (01729 825718)
tonight; Old Church, London
N16 (theoldchurch.org.uk) Wed;
Bowerhouse, Maidstone
(01622 763448) Thur
IQ
30-39
THEATRE
Nine Night
NT: DORFMAN THEATRE, LONDON SE1
Cecilia Noble gives a gloriously
funny performance as Aunt
Maggie, the clucking matriarch,
in Roy Alexander Weise?s
brisk production of Natasha
Gordon?s richly enjoyable family
drama. The play takes its name
from the Caribbean tradition
of an extended wake after a
bereavement ? in this case the
recently departed is Maggie?s
cousin Gloria, a Londoner
whose roots lay in Jamaica.
(020 7452 3000) to 26 May
Flashdance
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
Joanne Clifton stars a workingclass Pittsburgh woman who
works as a welder by day and a
burlesque-bar dancer by night
but dreams of one day becoming
a fully trained ?proper? dancer in
this great adaptation of the 1980s
musical. The script and lyrics
are as sharp and witty as ever,
and Matt Cole?s choreography is
smart, sexy and full of explosive
energy. (atgtickets.com) to Sat
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7 MAY 2018
BUSINESS SPORT
40-41
46-56
First
Chance
Opening
this week
TALKS & POETRY
Chipping Campden
Literature Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
With Kazuo Ishiguro, John Carey,
Fiona Sampson and Harriet Walter.
(01386 849018) opens Tue
OPERA
Lessons in Loveand Violence
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON WC2
World premiere of George Benjamin?s
third collaboration with Martin Crimp.
(020 7304 4000) opens Thur
DANCE
Hofesh Shechter Company
LYRIC HAMMERSMITH, LONDON W6
Show revolves around a group of
anarchic clowns in a circus of comedy
and murder. (020 8741 6850) opens Tue
Travel Offer
Bob Green
WORLD MUSIC
Red Baraat
VARIOUS VENUES
Red Baraat are an energetic eightpiece party band from Brooklyn,
dedicated to rollicking funk music
steeped in the sound and spirit
of India?s wedding bands, with a
dash of go-go beats and hip-hop.
Rich Mix, London E1 (020 7613 7498)
tonight; Louisiana, Bristol
(0117 926 5978) Tue
If you only see
one thing today
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109 pp
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The Dorset Coast Express
Bournemouth and Weymouth by steam
FILM
Lean On Pete
15, ANDREW HAIGH, 122 MINS
Writer-director Andrew
Haigh follows up on the
exceptional 45 Years with
a new ?lm whose main
character is a teenage
American boy from a
broken family. Charlie
Plummer (pictured) gives a
stand-out performance as
the wayward and sensitive
young hero, a 15-year-old
who turns out to be a
natural with the horses.
Limited release
SCOTT PATRICK GREEN
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Rivals? merger
may offer boost
for Morrisons
By Holly Williams
Morrisons chief executive David
Potts (inset) is likely to be questioned
on the �bn merger of Sainsbury?s
with Asda when the supermarket reports first-quarter figures
on Thursday.
The tie-up between the second and
third biggest players will spark one
of the biggest shake-ups in the
supermarket sector since
Morrisons itself took over
Safeway 14 years ago.
But with a raft of competition issues being scrutinised, the response of
rivals to the threat of a new
sector leader will be keenly
watched. The tie-up will create
a group bigger than Tesco, with �bn
revenues and a network of 2,800
Sainsbury?s, Asda and Argos stores.
Analysts at Jefferies said that the
deal could spark opportunities for
Morrisons if, as expected, Sainsbury?s
Morrisons has a market
share of 10.5 per cent,
industry data from Kantar
Worldpanel shows. Tesco has
27.6 per cent and Sainsbury?s and
Asda have 15.9 per cent and 15.5
per cent respectively.
and Asda have to offload a host of
stores to clear competition hurdles.
?At this stage, we consider the
Sainsbury?s-Asda deal ? if approved
by the competition authorities in the
second half of 2019 ? as an opportunity for net capacity exits in some
important Morrisons regions,? the
broker said in a research note.
?The potential that this may
lead to a number of store purchases ? at bargain prices
? is another important
consideration.?
Shore Capital retail
expert Clive Black added
that Morrisons would
also benefit as it is left to
concentrate on growing
sales. ?The group is ?nancially
strong, focused and we believe well
placed to focus and deliver on its ??x,
rebuild, grow? strategy as grocery
peers become embroiled and potentially distracted by what is likely to be
an extended, multi-year CMA [competition and Markets Authority] investigation/integration process.?
The first-quarter update from
Morrisons is expected to con?rm a
10th quarter in a row of rising sales,
although it will show the impact of
the ?Beast from the East? disruption
at the end of February and March.
Like-for-like retail sales are expected
to rise by 1.3 per cent.
Quote of
the day
Media
IAN BURRELL
We may all watch
?on demand?, but
don?t write off the
big TV set just yet
Danny
Rogers
You should not
do it because
it is a job. It is
a calling, and
you?ve got to be
involved in it
with your head,
heart and hands
Indra Nooyi
The chief executive
of PepsiCo on
becoming a CEO
on PR and
advertising
Making the switch to vaping
Imperial Brands will give an
indication of how many people
are switching from tobacco to
e-cigarettes when it reports
half-year results on Wednesday.
The FTSE 100-listed business,
based in Bristol, announced
a step-up in its vaping strategy
in November and said it would
begin small-scale trials of
products that heat, rather than
burn, tobacco.
on
Monday
Gender pay
gap has to
be addressed
T
he PR and Communications Census, a biennial study of the sector
in Britain by the PRCA
and PRWeek, was published last week.
While the good news was
that the industry has grown 7
per cent since 2016 to �.8bn,
one nasty surprise was that the
overall gender pay gap had also
grown, to 21 per cent, which is
2.6 per cent higher than the UK
gender pay gap.
It is shocking because PR?s
86,000-strong workforce is now
66 per cent female, a 2 per cent
increase on 2016. So why are
women being paid less than the
minority of PR blokes?
NEWS
2-27
All six episodes
of the latest series
of ?The Tunnel?
were available
on demand
simultaneously
DES WILLIE/SKY
T
he latest series of
the crime drama
The Tunnel offers a
fascinating insight into
the future of television.
Only 3 per cent of the audience of
nearly 900,000 watched the show
at its scheduled time of broadcast.
All six episodes of the BritishFrench thriller were released
simultaneously in December
by Sky Atlantic and 70 per cent
of viewing was ?on demand?.
A further 27 per cent recorded
the show to watch at their
convenience. ?Hardly anyone
viewed it live,? notes Barb, the
broadcast industry research body,
in a detailed study, The Viewing
Report, which charts changes in
how we watch TV shows.
Tablets have become our
preferred mobile screen for
watching online TV between 6am
and 9am (peaking at 7am with
58 per cent of all viewing). This
is due to two things: commuters
on their way to work and parents
using tablets ?as breakfast-time
childminders?. Children aged four
to 15 watch more TV on mobile
devices than they do on the telly.
Having worked in and
around this industry for the
past quarter century my
observation is that too many
PR agency bosses are still men.
Female communications
professionals working
in-house for brands and
other organisations tend to
do far better. The PR Census
showed that here the gender
pay gap is signi?cantly lower
and over the 81 largest (FTSE
100) companies in the UK that
employ a communications
director on their executive
committees, more than half
are female.
Pay disparity is better in these
larger ?rms because there is
In the middle of the day there
is a marked shift to watching TV
on the PC, which Barb says is
?driven by workplace viewing in
the lunch hour?. This behaviour
peaks at 2pm. Smartphones come
into their own late at night: ?While
they are always within reach, they
are rarely the ?rst-choice device
for viewing TV content.?
The rise of bigger and smarter
TV sets has ensured a stay of
execution for the goggle box.
?Given the chance, people will
gravitate to the biggest screen
in the house,? Justin Sampson,
Barb?s chief executive, tells me.
While viewing of scheduled
TV declined from an average
212 minutes a day per person in
2016 to 203 minutes last year, the
overall time spent in front of the
set remained almost the same
because 16 per cent of TV viewing
was of on-demand content from
Net?ix, Amazon Prime and Sky?s
Now TV. This number grew to 19
per cent during the recent ?Beast
from the East? storms.
Net?ix is now in 8.2 million UK
households but its 25 per cent
growth last year (1.6 million new
more structure to employment
and compensation.
The PR consultancy sector
however, is characterised by
thousands of smaller ?rms
that are most likely to employ
11-25 people. And while the
bulk of their employees are
women aged, on average, 29,
the founders and managing
directors tend to be men in
their foirties and ?fties.
That said, this is beginning
to change. There has been
an increase in the number
of female MDs in the Top 150
UK consultancies. Indeed,
the launch of the PR Census
last Wednesday was held at
Golin, a top 20 company with a
VOICES
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TV
28-29
subscriptions) was outperformed
by Amazon Prime, which
expanded by 41 per cent to a
subscriber base of 4.3 million.
Overall, 36 per cent of UK
households have such services.
Women are most likely to watch
shows on demand, while men are
the biggest users of live streaming
(especially of sports events).
According to Barb, TV viewing
on tablets and smartphones added
only 1.3 per cent to ?total TV
set viewing levels?. Viewing on
devices, it says, ?is conspicuous
because it?s often being done in
public or on the move, leading to
a belief that it might be higher
than it actually is?. This could
change. Among 16- to 34-year-olds,
24 per cent of online TV viewing is
on mobile devices, compared to 15
per cent on TV sets.
Four characters shaped
Britain?s viewing last year: Donald
Trump, the Brexit Secretary
David Davis, the embattled Syrian
President Bashar-al Assad and
the Great British Bake Off judge
Prue Leith.
Together, they helped
ensure that factual and news
programmes accounted for
29.3 per cent of viewing, a sharp
increase from three years ago
when drama was the genre on
every commissioner?s lips. In
these fascinating times, reality
can beat escapism.
BBC1 dominates British TV
viewing. It screened seven of the
top 10 shows in 2017, including
the most-watched, Blue Planet
II, and the most popular drama,
Sherlock. The channel took 21.8
per cent of all viewing and the
BBC as a whole had 31.6 per cent,
compared to ITV?s 21.7 per cent.
BBC1 dramas Gunpowder and
Top of the Lake (China Girl), and
BBC2?s sitcom Motherland were
the best-performing box set shows
on demand.
Sky might be ?ush with cash,
but its premier channel Sky One
had a smaller audience than
CBeebies, Barb reports.
BBC iPlayer on Friday reported
its best-ever quarter, with 315
million programme requests.
Barb found that ?50 per cent
of all iPlayer viewing in 2017
was via connected TVs and
this proportion appears to be
steadily growing?.
Viewing habits are changing,
but Net?ix and Amazon need not
be the only winners.
female boss, Bibi Hilton, and a
negative gender pay gap.
At the launch, Sally
Costerton, formerly European
CEO of PR giant Hill &
Knowlton, said she believed
women needed to be better at
asking for pay rises; that they
needed the con?dence that
many men possess to demand
the higher salaries they deserve.
Ironically, the PR industry
needs to manage its own
reputation by retaining
female employees longer and
promoting them right through
the ranks.
Danny Rogers is group editor-inchief of Brand Republic Group
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ECONOMY
Bank of England could delay
rate increase until 2019
revealing more widespread weakness
and survey data for April showing little
The Bank of England is expected sign of a bounce-back.
to hold fire on raising interest rates
A lower-than-expected purchasing
this week, putting off a long-await- managers index (PMI) reading for the
ed increase after a string of weak services sector in April followed the
economic data.
lowest manufacturing readEconomists have pushed
ing for 17 months and reback their expectations for
ports of subdued demand
another rate increase to at
in construction.
least August ? and possiExperts also believe
GDP growth in the
bly not until 2019.
the Bank is likely to cut
?rst quarter of
Recent official figits
growth forecasts in
2018, down from
ures showed the econThursday?s accompany0.4 per cent in
omy grew at its slowest
ing in?ation report.
the previous
pace in five years in the
Chris Williamson, chief
quarter
?rst quarter.
business economist at IHS
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Markit, said: ?Policymakers will
growth slowed sharply to 0.1 per cent, back away from any imminent hiking
down from 0.4 per cent in the previous of interest rates.?
three months, as the ?Beast from the
The Bank of England increased
East? took its toll on the UK economy.
interest rates for the first time in a
There are fears the first-quarter decade last November, pushing the
slowdown may not just be a weath- base rate up from 0.25 per cent to
er-related blip, with official data 0.5 per cent.
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Mediterranean stuffed
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Kakuro
Zygolex� In i every day
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across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
? eg, a word that rhymes with ?cheek?, has one letter different from ?pear? and
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80g couscous
4 medium aubergines
25g pine nuts, toasted
Handful black olives, roughly chopped
50g feta cheese, crumbled
50g sun-dried tomatoes, roughly
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Place the couscous in a bowl and cover
with 125ml of boiling water. Stir and
leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Cut the aubergines into three
widthways. Use the appropriate sized
drill to hollow out each chunk (being
careful not to go all the way through the
bottom) and stand them upright in an
ovenproof dish.
Roughly chop the removed centres of
the aubergine chunks and set aside.
To make the stuf?ng, stir the couscous
with a fork to break it up and mix with 30g
of the chopped aubergine, the pine nuts,
black olives, feta, sun-dried tomatoes
and basil leaves. Fill the hollowed out
aubergines with the stuf?ng and bake in
the oven for 15 minutes.
Futoshiki
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Killer Sudoku No 1281
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and ?ll in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
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12 Lighten up, 16 Jackdaw, 18 Rotor, 20 Roomy, 21 Rhombus, 22 Vein, 23 Skua.
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?massive shock?
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Even her best friends didn?t think
she had a hope in hell.
?It?s a massive shock, to be honYou couldn?t fail to notice Billesdon est,? said Levey, having his ?rst ride
Brook, under rider Sean Levey?s
in the race and notching up his
bright green and red silks,
?rst Group One victory.
swooping to success in
?She had a lot to ?nd.
the 1000 Guineas at
Everybody was saying
Newmarket yesterday.
we could do with a
But nobody really saw
bit of luck, but I said
Billesdon
Brook?s
it coming.
we could do with
odds before
All the big dogs
finding 17lb! Where
yesterday?s 1000
were there: Hap she?s found it, I just
Guineas:
the
biggest
pily and I Can Fly for
don?t know.?
priced winner in the
Ballydoyle; Soliloquy
Levey has a
race?s history
and Wild Illusion for
fascinating background.
Godolphin. But Richard
His father, Mickey, was
Hannon?s syndicate-owned ?lly
both champion trainer and
beat them all fair and square, along champion jockey in Swaziland, but
with the gallant northern-trained in 2001 moved his family to Ireland
runner-up Laurens.
when securing work for the then upIt was a glorious nonsense of a and-coming Aidan O?Brien.
result. At 66-1, Billesdon Brook was
Sean was soon signed up as an
the biggest priced winner ever of the apprentice by O?Brien and rode
Classic following sound defeats at in several Classics, but ambition
the hands of Laurens and Soliloquy later led him to England, where he
on her two most recent starts.
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0010-4 TRICKSY SPIRIT (D) M Channon 9 3 ..............................C Bishop 2
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6345-3 BUSTAM J J Quinn 9 1 .............................................................S De Sousa 3
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22434- KIMIFIVE J Tuite 9 0..................................................................... R Hornby 4
8
1-5351 BEZOS I Williams 8 12...............................................................P Mathers 5
9
57824- AQUADABRA (C) C Mason 8 7 ...........................................D Probert 1
- 9 declared BETTING: 3-1 Airshow, 4-1 Rock of Estonia, 5-1 Wafeer, 6-1 Tricksy
Spirit, 8-1 Bustam, Lethal Lunch, 10-1 Kimifive, 14-1 Bezos, 20-1
Aquadabra.
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Sean Levey (in red cap) aboard Billesdon Brook thunders home to win the
1000 Guineas at Newmarket yesterday PA
East Everleigh set-up. Hannon,
who also saddled the 40-1 shocker
Night Of Thunder to beat star colts
Kingman and Australia in the 2014
2000 Guineas, expected Billesdon
Brook to improve for her first run
of the season behind Soliloquy, but
surely had his tongue firmly in his
cheek when proclaiming: ?I knew
she would win!?
But few would deny that this is a
most refreshing outcome to such a
prestigious contest.
It would be a poor sport indeed if
the most powerful teams with the
deepest resources always came out
on top.
Results like these, rare though
they may be, can only help keep the
smaller operator in the game and
perhaps attract new players as well.
Mind you, there will be punters out
there wondering whether they might
be better off betting on ?ies crawling
up a wall.
Rather more predictably, John
Gosden?s Lah Ti Dar won the
Pretty Polly Stakes and is now 4-1
favourite for the Oaks at Epsom
next month.
effectively over almost as soon
as it begun. Moore managed to
pick his way through welcome-toAmerica buffeting into mid?eld
by the ?rst bend, but that
was as good as it got.
Wisely eased down
once the task became
totally hopeless,
Mendelssohn trailed
home stone last of
the 20 runners.
?He got beat up
out of the gate and
was never in a good
place,? said a rueful Moore
(right), who wanted so badly to
ride a Kentucky Derby winner
that he gave up the opportunity
to partner Saturday?s
Newmarket 2000 Guineas hero
Saxon Warrior.
So, still no European winner,
while other trends were
con?rmed and bucked
by Justify, the sixth
winning favourite in
a row, but the ?rst
horse since 1882
to win the race
without running as a
two-year-old.
There was one
record: three inches
of driving rain made it
the wettest Derby day ever,
but that didn?t stop an enormous
crowd of 157,813 turning up to belt
out ?My Old Kentucky Home?
before cheering home a command
performance from Justify. Now
at short odds to complete the
Triple Crown, Baffert thinks that
Justify is right up there with his
best and, given that he trained
the 2015 Triple Crown winner,
American Pharoah, and all-time
leading money earner, Arrogate,
that?s really saying something.
As one might guess from his
nickname, 52-year-old jockey ?Big
Money? Mike Smith has long been
a man for the big occasion and
he executed a nervous Baffert?s
precise tactics to perfection.
?Wow ? he?s just something
else,? said Smith. ?My vocabulary
don?t have the words for how
special he is! And he was lovin?
this stuff [the mud and the rain].?
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- 4 declared BETTING: 8-11 Clondaw Kaempfer, 11-8 Miles To Milan, 14-1 Imperial 10 5-0653 ZESHOV (C)(D) R Bastiman 7 8 10............. Phil Dennis (3) C 7
- 10 declared Prince, 50-1 Daydream Island.
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- 11 declared BETTING: 7-2 Ascot De Bruyere, 4-1 Fresh New Dawn, 5-1 Volcanic,
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- 8 declared BETTING: 9-4 First Selection, 7-2 Considered Opinion, 6-1 others.
Opera, Angus Milan, Martiloo, 25-1 Jovial Joey.
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BOXING
RUGBY LEAGUE
Bellew was brutal and brilliant, Haye
must be told cold, hard fact: It?s over
It would be wrong to remember Saturday night?s ?ght as the sad, often
pathetic end of David Haye?s boxing
life when the real story is Tony Bellew.
The ?ght ?nished in the ?fth round
with Haye on his feet, in the arms
of referee Howard Foster, trying to
muster a ?nal cry of resistance as his
cornermen tumbled into the ring to
surround him. Bellew, his face swollen from Haye?s punches, roared and
jumped in and out of the jubilant
arms of his backers in a raw display
of emotion.
The fight must be remembered
for Bellew?s triumph, not Haye?s failure, because in five savage rounds
Bellew made Haye an old man, which
in boxing is code for the end of a
?ghter?s career.
Last year, when they met for the
?rst time, Haye ruptured an Achilles,
limped on for six rounds, Bellew ?nally won, but enough unknowns existed
to make Saturday?s rematch a reality.
?I knew what would happen, I knew
it would be a slugfest,? said Bellew. ?I
knew I would get to him, I?ve always
known that ? perhaps everybody will
believe me now.?
Bellew also deserves not to be repeatedly reminded that he was ?ghting a man of 37, who ?rst retired in
2011; Haye was a threat until Bellew
punched the last hope out of him.
Bellew was once again the betting
underdog, Haye as beguiling as ever,
and then the first bell revealed the
deception, the decline in Haye?s ability to balance, coordinate and resist.
Bellew timed his counters to preci-
David Haye ?at on the canvas after being knocked down by Tony Bellew AFP/GETTY
sion, moved a fraction beyond Haye?s knew it was a matter of time ? time he
wild punches, just like he promised.
had and Haye, once the heavyweight
In round three Haye was
champion of the world, had run
dropped twice and saved
out of.
by a bell nobody heard
In round four, as Haye,
inside the heaving O2,
breathing in desperate
a bear-pit of nearly
gulps like a drown20,000 people.
ing animal, fell about
Times David Haye
Bellew was sensible
the ring, his many
has lost in a career
in the fourth, aware
fans
must have been
of 32 professional
that being too eager
tempted to shield their
?ghts ? including
twice to Tony
could be a calamity.
eyes from his suffering.
Bellew
He was also cruel in the
He could barely walk at
way he stalked Haye, who
the bell to end the fourth. I
appeared to be dragging his
wanted it stopped then.
right foot across the canvas as if it
In round ?ve Haye was over again,
was attached to a heavy chain. Bellew victim of a sickening left hook that
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Tries Ashurst, Johnstone 3, Randell,
Grix 2, Jones-Bishop, England
Goals Finn 8, Miller
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HULL KR
Tries Clarkson, Quinlan, Moss
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By James O?Brien
Chris Chester insists he is
looking down rather than up at
the top four despite watching
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Hull KR.
Trinity held ?rm in the face
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best 40 minutes we?ve played
this season. But I don?t think
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result and it makes that gap
a little bit bigger to the teams
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Chester looking
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win over Rovers
swivelled his head violently and sent
him down face ?rst. Haye scrambled
up to his knees and stared with terrifying blank eyes at the referee as
the count reached eight; he should
have stayed down, but he got up and
Bellew attacked him again.
Bellew likes to joke about being a
?fat, big-mouthed Scouser with a big
arse? but he is ruthless in the presence of a wounded man, as nasty a
finisher as I have ever seen. A few
seconds later it was over.
Haye must not be allowed, conned
or persuaded to enter the ring as a
boxer ever again. The deluded souls
in our business need to take their
crazy whispers elsewhere and let him
settle into a safe future away from
any memory of what he once was.
There is a stupid and lazy axiom
in boxing that the last thing a ?ghter
loses is his punch and it is drivel ? the
last thing a boxer loses is his desire to
?ght. Haye promised to go away and
?look at the tape of the ?ght and see
what went wrong?.
Hopefully, nobody will allow that
idiocy to happen and somebody will
sit him down and tell him the cold,
hard fact: it?s over.
?I really don?t know what I?m going
to do now,? said Bellew at the end. ?I
have no idea if I ?ght again.? Bellew is
35, the two Haye ?ghts have taken a
toll, but they have also shown, after
his transition from cruiserweight, he
can beat small heavyweights.
Eddie Hearn, his promoter, said:
?If Tony called me and said, ?I?m
retiring,? I would be happy. But he?s
getting better and why walk away??
By Steve Bunce
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Across 11 The Darling Buds Of May,
13 Avon, 14 Anna Sewell,
15 Crampon, 16 Onager, 17 Edsel,
18 Gertrude Lawrence, 22 Kenya,
23 Dylan Thomas, 25 Aslan,
29 Brad, 30/31 Shall I compare
thee to a summer?s day, 32 Mojo,
34 Diameter, 37 Paganini, 39 El
Al, 40 Cheltenham, 42 Arnold
Schwarzenegger, 47 Benin,
48 Aeolian harp, 49 Skein,
53 Congress of Vienna, 56 Osier,
58 Joypad, 59 Serpent, 60 Cos
lettuce, 61 Uber, 62 Whose Life Is It
Anyway.
Down 1 New Amsterdam,
3 Allergy, 4 Anil, 5/2 Edward
Waverley, 6 Joe Palooka,
8/10 Tyrone Power, 9 Balance sheet,
11 Tanner, 12 Bactrian camel, 19 Ray
Floyd, 20 Whale, 21 Labour Party,
24/46 Tom Watt, 26 Mr Humphries,
28 Ohmmeter, 30 Serenade, 33 Julie
Christie, 35 Ice Age, 38 Goodison
Park, 41 New Kid In Town, 43 Crete,
44 Wall Street, 45 Ria (Parkinson),
50 Khomeini, 51 Cassatt,
52/7 Tracey Emin, 54 Godown,
55 Faerie, 57/36 Bobby McFerrin,
59/27 Snow Maiden, 60 Cash.
48
SPORT
Results Service
CRICKET
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
- DIVISION ONE
Yorkshire v Essex, Chelmsford:
Yorkshire 50 (18.4 overs; S J Cook 5-28,
P M Siddle 4-7) & 329 (94.3 overs; H C
Brook 124, J M Bairstow 50; P M Siddle
4-65). Essex 142 (43.5 overs) & 146 (53.0
overs; S A Patterson 6-40). Yorkshire
(19pts) beat Essex (3pts) by 91 runs.
Somerset v Lancashire, Emirates Old
Trafford: Somerset 429 (121.2 overs; G
A Bartlett 110, M E Trescothick 100, T B
Abell 99) & 51-0 (18.0 overs). Lancashire
492 (144.0 overs; D J Vilas 235no, K K
Jennings 109, J Clark 50; T B Abell 4-43).
Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, Trent
Bridge: Nottinghamshire 302 (69.3
overs; S R Patel 73, M H Wessels 54; F H
Edwards 4-84) & 389-9dec. (85.3 overs;
S J Mullaney 130, L R P L Taylor 83, J D
Libby 54). Hampshire 223 (86.1 overs; H
M Amla 69, L D McManus 66) & 111-3
(44.0 overs; J J Weatherley 56).
Surrey v Worcestershire, The Kia Oval:
Surrey 434 (144.2 overs; R J Burns
193, B T Foakes 72; J Leach 4-96).
Worcestershire 469-6 (141.0 overs; J M
Clarke 157, T C Fell 88, D K H Mitchell
81, T M Head 50).
DIVISION TWO
Leicestershire v Durham, Emirates
Riverside: Leicestershire 440 (150.4
overs; M J Cosgrove 75, P J Horton 75, M
A Carberry 73, N J Dexter 70no). Durham
184 (54.3 overs; G Clark 64; G T Griffiths
4-34) & 233-1 (80.0 overs; A K Markram
94, C T Steel 79no).
Glamorgan v Kent, The SWALEC
Stadium: Glamorgan 94 (46.4 overs; D
I Stevens 6-26, M J Henry 4-31) & 274
(86.3 overs; S E Marsh 76, J R Murphy 54;
M J Henry 4-59). Kent 174 (50.5 overs;
T van der Gugten 7-42) & 195-4 (48.5
overs; H G Kuhn 69no). Kent (19pts) beat
Glamorgan (3pts) by 6 wickets.
Middlesex v Sussex, Hove: Middlesex
230 (73.0 overs; M D E Holden 84no;
O E Robinson 7-58) & 322 (99.2 overs;
D J Malan 119, N R T Gubbins 107; D R
Briggs 4-70, D Wiese 4-70). Sussex 323
(93.1 overs; H Z Finch 103, O E Robinson
52; J A R Harris 5-86) & 35-3 (15.0 overs).
Derbyshire v Warwickshire, Edgbaston:
Derbyshire 318 (81.5 overs; W L Madsen
144; J S Patel 4-94, H J H Brookes 4-63)
& 209 (67.2 overs; B T Slater 68; J S Patel
6-76, H J H Brookes 4-56). Warwickshire
439 (123.5 overs; M Lamb 79, I J L Trott
76, C J C Wright 72, W M H Rhodes 50;
D Olivier 4-134) & 89-2 (23.1 overs).
Warwickshire (23pts) beat Derbyshire
(5pts) by 8 wickets.
TOUR MATCH
Northamptonshire v Pakistan, Northampton: Northamptonshire 259 (73.4
overs; A M Rossington 90; Shadab Khan
6-77) & 240-5 (70.0 overs; R I Newton
102no, J J Cobb 52). Pakistan 428 (116.3
overs; Asad Shafiq 186no, Haris Sohail
79, Babar Azam 57; S P Crook 4-89, R I
Keogh 4-111).
CYCLING
GIRO D?ITALIA, ITALY Stage 3 (Be?er
Sheva - Eilat, 229 km): 1 E Viviani (It)
Quick-Step Floors 5hrs 2mins 09secs, 2
S Modolo (It) EF Education First-Drapac
p/b Cannondale, 3 S Bennett (Rep
Ire) Bora-Hansgrohe, 16 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott, 30 C Froome (GB)
Team Sky, 31 A Dowsett (GB) KatushaAlpecin all at same time. Overall: 1 R
Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 9hrs
05mins 30secs, 2 T Dumoulin (Neth)
Team Sunweb at 1s, 3 J Goncalves
(Portugal) Katusha-Alpecin at 13s, 4 A
Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin at 17s, 6
S Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott at 21s, 19
Chris Froome (GB) Team Sky at 38s.
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE, Stage 4 (Halifax Leeds 189.5km): 1 S Rossetto (Fr) Cofidis,
Solutions Credits 4hrs 53mins 22secs,
2 G Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing
Team at 34s, 3 I Bibby (GB) JLT Condor.
Overall: 1 G Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC
Racing Team 16hrs 38mins 00secs, 2 E
Prades Reverter (Sp) Euskadi Basque
Country-Murias at 9s, 3 S Pauwels (Bel)
Dimension Data at 14s.
HORSE RACING RESULTS
Hamilton Going: Good to soft
1.30 1. AMAZING GRAZING (Daniel Tud-
hope) 11-4 fav; 2. Economic Crisis 16-1;
3. Nuns Walk 9-2. 9 ran. 2l, 11/2l. (Rebecca
Bastiman). 2.05 1. SAVALAS (T Eaves) 15-8;
2. Lake Volta 7-2; 3. Bengali Boys 6-4 fav. 6
ran. shd, 1/2l. (K Ryan). 2.35 1. BOLDER BOB
(Ben Curtis) 9-1; 2. Euro Nightmare 16-1;
3. Kensington Star 5-1. 11 ran. 7-2 fav
Archippos (9th). 31/2l, 1l. (T D Barron). NR:
Sebastian?s Wish. 3.10 1. REGAL MIRAGE (D
Allan) 3-1 fav; 2. Granite City Doc 20-1; 3.
Thorntoun Care 8-1. 8 ran. 2l, 11/4l. (T Easterby). NR: Tewafeedj. 3.45 1. RAPID APPLAUSE (Nathan Evans) 3-1; 2. Logi 20-1;
3. Imagine If 16-1. 15 ran. 11-4 fav Ma Fee
Heela (5th). 1l, 2l. (M W Easterby). 4.20
1. VALENTINO DANCER (Daniel Tudhope)
evens fav; 2. Polly Glide 8-1; 3. Doon Star
25-1. 9 ran. 21/4l, 7l. (D O?Meara). 4.55 1.
MAIFALKI (Rossa Ryan) 6-1; 2. Jacob Black
15-8 fav; 3. Cliff Bay 16-1. 12 ran. 11/4l, 31/2l.
(J Ward). NR: Brother McGonagall. Placepot: �6.60. Quadpot: �.40. Place 6:
�0.91. Place 5: �.17.
Newmarket Going: Good to firm
1.50 1. GREY BRITAIN (G Mosse) 50-1; 2. Uae
Prince 8-1; 3. Alqamar 20-1. 15 ran. 7-2
fav Adamant (7th). 11/2l, nk. (J Ryan).
2.20 1. WUHEIDA (W Buick) 10-11 fav; 2.
Wilamina 12-1; 3. Indian Blessing 20-1.
8 ran. 4l, 33/4l. (C Appleby). 2.55 1. GIFTED
MASTER (James Doyle) 8-1; 2. Baron Bolt
20-1; 3. Captain Colby 20-1. 15 ran. 9-2 fav
Mr Lupton (6th). nk, 1/2l. (H Palmer). NR:
Scorching Heat. 3.35 1. BILLESDON BROOK
(S Levey) 66-1; 2. Laurens 7-1; 3. Happily
11-4 fav. 15 ran. 13/4l, 1/2l. (R Hannon). 4.10
1. KONCHEK (A Kirby) 2-1 fav; 2. Fly The
RUGBY UNION
Nest 5-2; 3. Barend Boy 3-1. 6 ran. 13/4l, 1l.
(C Cox). NR: Smile A Mile. Smile A Mile
was withdrawn. Rule 4 applies to all bets,
deduction 5p in the pound. 4.45 1. LAH TI
DAR (L Dettori) evens fav; 2. Expressiy 8-1;
3. Qazyna 5-2. 6 ran. 31/4l, 5l. (J Gosden).
5.20 1. HE?S AMAZING (O Murphy) 5-1; 2.
Midnight Wilde 25-1; 3. Dukhan 15-8 fav.
8 ran. shd, 23/4l. (C Cox). NR: Kit Marlowe.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of �884.20
carried over to Bath. Placepot: �2.10.
Quadpot: �.40. Place 6: �1.52. Place
5: �.30.
Towcester Going: Good
1.00 1. FRENCH CRUSADER (N De Boinville)
4-7 fav; 2. Dandolo Du Gite 4-1; 3. Dominateur 20-1. 7 ran. 6l, 11l. (N Henderson).
1.35 1. SIMPLY LUCKY (H Skelton) 11-4
fav; 2. Abbey Street 14-1; 3. Pray For A
Rainbow 9-2. 13 ran. 3l, 7l. (D Skelton).
NR: Point N Shoot. Point N Shoot was
withdrawn. Rule 4 applies to all bets, deduction 15p in the pound. 2.10 1. DYLANSEOGHAN (Miss Page Fuller) 7-2; 2. Lerichi
Belle 7-1; 3. Cadeau Du Bresil 5-1. 6 ran.
3-1 fav Krugermac (5th). 9l, 21/2l. (Miss Z
Davison). NR: Sergeant Brody. 2.40 1. BALLINURE (J McGrath) 9-2; 2. Wynford 4-1;
3. Trans Express 9-2. 7 ran. 3-1 fav The
Sweeney (4th). 1/2l, 11/4l. (N Henderson).
NR: Mr Fitzroy. 3.15 1. DOUX PRETENDER
(J Bowen) 1-3 fav; 2. Renwick 7-2; 3. In The
Pipeline 40-1. 6 ran. 5l, 6l. (N Henderson).
3.50 1. MINELLA SCAMP (P Brennan) 5-2
fav; 2. Crown Hill 6-1; 3. Champagne At
Tara 4-1. 7 ran. 4l, 1/2l. (F O?Brien). 4.25 1.
SHAUGHNESSY (T Garner) 5-2 jt-fav; 2. Ask
Dillon 5-2 jt-fav; 3. Mill Green 7-2. 11 ran.
41/2l, 11/2l. (O Sherwood).
Placepot: �.00. Quadpot: �.80.
Place 6: �.52. Place 5: �.37.
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
Bath (35) ...................63 London Irish (0)..19
Bath: Tries: Faletau, Vuna, Banahan (3),
J. Wilson (2), Stooke, Vaughan. Conversions: Priestland (5), Burns (4).
London Irish: Tries: McNally (2), Loader.
Conversions: Tonks, Paice. Att: 14,509.
Harlequins (17)...17 Exeter (24) ..............41
Harlequins: Tries: Smith, Brown. Conversions: Smith (2). Penalties: Smith.
Exeter: Tries: Ewers, Dennis (2), J.
Simmonds, Hendrickson, Hepburn.
Conversions: J. Simmonds (2), Steenson
(2). Penalties: Steenson. Att: 12,384.
Newcastle (3)........22 Wasps (19)...............39
Newcastle: Tries: J. Matavesi, Kibirige,
Olmstead. Conversions: Willis (2).
Penalties: Takulua.
Wasps: Tries: Cruse, Daly, Cipriani, Bassett, Gopperth, le Roux. Conversions:
Cipriani, Daly, Gopperth. Penalties:
Gopperth. Att: 10,100.
Northampton (10)32 Worcester (14) ....24
Northampton: Tries: Eadie, Foden, Tuitavake, Collins. Conversions: Grayson
(3). Penalties: Grayson, Myler.
Worcester: Tries: Butler (2), Te?o.
Conversions: Jones (3). Penalties: Jones.
Att: 14,121.
Sale (6) .......................13 Leicester (7) ...........35
Sale: Tries: Yarde. Conversions:
MacGinty. Penalties: MacGinty (2).
Leicester: Tries: Holmes (2), G. Ford,
Williams. Conversions: G. Ford (3).
Penalties: G. Ford (2). Drop Goals: G.
Ford. Att: 10,050.
Saracens (22)........62 Gloucester (12)....12
Saracens: Tries: Maitland, Williams,
Farrell, Figallo, Itoje, Wyles, Spencer
(2). Conversions: Farrell (5), Spencer.
Penalties: Farrell.
Gloucester: Tries: Seabrook, Halaifonua.
Conversions: Twelvetrees. Att: 10,000.
P W D L F A B Pts
Exeter
22 17 0 5 618354 17 85
Saracens
22 16 0 6 731350 13 77
Wasps
22 14 1 7 615501 13 71
Newcastle 22 14 0 8 455506 7 63
Leicester
22 13 0 9 537472 11 63
Bath
22 11 0 11 572 531 12 56
Gloucester 22 11 1 10 490597 10 56
Sale
22 10 0 12 556 531 14 54
Northampton 22 8 0 14 509645 11 43
Harlequins 22 7 0 15 479640 8 36
Worcester 22 7 0 15 432601 8 36
London Irish 22 3 0 19 385651 10 22
GUINNESS PRO14 QUARTER FINALS
Munster (7)........... 20 Edinburgh (6) .......16
Scarlets (24)......... 43 Cheetahs (3)...............8
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Hull (20)....................36 Castleford (6)........12
Hull: Tries: Manu (2), Shaul, Faraimo (2),
Griffin. Goals: Sneyd (2), Connor (4).
Castleford: Tries: McShane, Turner.
Goals: Ellis (2).
Wakefield (18) .... 54 Hull K R (12) ...........18
Wakefield: Tries: Ashurst, Johnstone (3),
Randell, Grix (2), Jones-Bishop, England.
Goals: Finn (8), Miller.
Hull K R: Tries: Clarkson, Quinlan, Moss.
Goals: Shaw (3).
P W D L F
A Pts
St Helens
14 12 0 2 454 164 24
Wigan
13 11 0 2 377 176 22
Warrington 14 10 0 4 319 213 20
Hull
14 8 0 6 340 285 16
Castleford
12 8 0 4 240 228 16
Leeds
13 7 1 5 252 234 15
Wakefield
13 6 0 7 266 266 12
Salford
14 5 0 9 226 318 10
Huddersfield 14 3 1 10 196 435 7
Widnes
13 3 0 10 239 315 6
Hull K R
13 3 0 10 233 342 6
Catalans D
13 3 0 10 179 345 6
TENNIS
ATP MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN, PORTUGAL: Men?s finals: J Sousa (Portugal)
bt F Tiafoe (US) 6-4 6-4.
ISTANBUL OPEN, TURKEY: Men?s finals:
T Daniel (Japan) bt M Jaziri (Tun) 7-6
(7-4) 6-4.
ATP BMW OPEN, MUNICH, GERMANY:
Men?s finals: (1) A ZVEREV (Ger) bt (6) P
KOHLSCHREIBER (Ger) 6-3 6-3.
Big victories send
Saracens and
Exeter into semis
in good spirits
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
Exeter and Saracens are striding
towards their home title play-off
semi-?nals on 19 May with huge confidence after the Premiership?s top
two ?nishers rounded off the regularseason matches with big wins over
Harlequins and Gloucester respectively. And there was an emotional
farewell of mixed feelings for Matt
Banahan (below), who hailed ?a good
two weeks? after his hat-trick of tries
against London Irish helped underperforming Bath snatch England?s
?nal European Cup qualifying place.
Much has been made of the unpredictability of the Premiership, but
most pundits? pre-season forecasts
for the top and bottom have come
true as Exeter, Saracens and Wasps
filled the top three spots, while
Worcester and London Irish
duly propped up the rest.
Wasps won at Newcastle in Saturday?s synchronised concluding round
and will now go to Saracens in the last four, while
the Falcons? prize for a
?rst-ever appearance at this
stage is a daunting trip to Exeter, the in-form reigning champions.
Exeter head coach Rob Baxter
faces a choice whether to stick with
burgeoning ?y-half Joe Simmonds in
the title run-in or revert to old hand
Gareth Steenson, whose extra-time
penalty won last year?s final. ?Give
Joe credit as he has taken his opportunity well, but he has a good guy to
learn from, as Steeno has been and
there done it,? said Exeter No 8 Thomas Waldrom after the Chiefs? six-try
win at Quins, whose 10th place was
their lowest finish since promotion
in 2005, as director of rugby John
Kingston oversaw his last match in 17
years in various roles at The Stoop.
Banahan will move to Gloucester
in the summer, much to the annoyance of Bath supporters who argued
he should have been offered a com-
CYCLING
Semi-?nal details
Aviva Premiership semi-?nals:
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons,
Saracens v Wasps, both 19 May.
Pro14 semi-?nals:
Glasgow v Scarlets, 18 May;
Leinster v Munster, 19 May
Pro14 play-off for European
qualifying place:
Ulster v Ospreys, 20 May.
parable contract to stay at the club
he has served for 12 years. Playing at
outside centre in the 63-19 thrashing
of already relegated London Irish,
Banahan grabbed his third try from
a driving maul in the 63rd minute
to take him to 99 in his career in the
blue, black and white. ?We?ve had
two good weeks with back-to-back
wins and I have enjoyed it,? said
Banahan. ?But it?s a pity we
weren?t like this all season.?
The mid-table scramble commanded most
intrigue as Bath?s bonuspoint victory squeezed
them into next season?s
Champions Cup in sixth
place, thanks in part to Leicester?s closing success at Sale, who miss
out in eighth.
Gloucester slipped out of the top
six but the Cherry and Whites had already made certain of qualifying for
the Champions Cup by reaching next
Friday?s Challenge Cup ?nal.
?We won?t be playing for trophies
at the end of May and that really
hurts,? said Leicester coach Matt
O?Connor, whose club have failed to
reach the play-offs for the ?rst time.
In the Pro14, reigning champions
Scarlets booked a semi-?nal away to
Glasgow with a 43-8 win over Cheetahs, while Munster beat Edinburgh
20-16 to set up an all-Irish last-four tie
with Leinster in Dublin. Ulster will
meet Ospreys in Belfast on 20 May in
a play-off for the league?s seventh and
?nal Champions Cup qualifying spot.
The Tour de
Yorkshire
peleton rides
through Haworth
yesterday PA
Pre-race favourite
van Avermaet shines
in the Yorkshire sun
By Peter Smith
In temperatures more like a Rio
summer than Leeds in the spring,
Greg Van Avermaet added the
Tour de Yorkshire title to his
Olympic Gold medal.
The Belgian rider, of the BMC
team, overhauled a 10 second
de?cit at the start in Halifax to
claim overall victory by nine
seconds from Spain?s Eduard
Prades Reverter.
Ian Bibby took third on the ?nal
stage to ?nish as the best British
rider in sixth, 23 seconds adrift,
but Tour de France legend Mark
Cavendish was among those who
Greg van
Avermaet
celebrates
overall victory
P
CRICKET
Yorkshire seal stunning comeback
to beat reigning champions Essex
By Gareth Cox
Yorskshire completed a remarkable
comeback after they were bowled
out for 50 on the opening day, by
beating Essex by 91 runs their County Championship Division One match
at Chelmsford.
Steven Patterson and Ben Coad did
the damage with the ball yesterday as
the reigning champions were bowled
out for 146. Veteran seamer Patterson
(left), 34, claimed a career-best six for
40 while Coad took three for 36.
It was Essex?s first defeat in the
championship for 20 months, spanning 19 games, since they lost to Glamorgan in August 2016. Yorkshire
took 19 points for their win to Essex?s
three. Patterson said: ?It was a really
dif?cult ?rst day for us. The ?rst session was probably the worst session
of cricket I?ve ever been involved in.
But the belief we showed from that
moment on, for the rest of the game,
was pretty impressive.
?A lot of people stood up at
tough times and made important
contributions.?
Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: ?It was a crazy game. To
bowl a team out for 50 and get triple
their total, we?d be expecting to win
the game.?
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Viviani wins
after feisty
sprint in Giro
did not complete the course.
Though Van Avermaet walked
away with the trophy, it was
Frenchman Stephane Rossetto
who stole the hearts of a huge
crowd on the Headrow, scene of
the 2014 Tour de France?s Grand
Depart. He broke clear on the
feared Park Rash climb, with
110kms still to race and rode along
to the ?nish, winning the stage by
34 seconds.
?It is the most beautiful win of
my professional career,? he said
afterwards. ?This race has more
and more value. It has history now
and it has amazing crowds. There
are so many spectators it is like
being on the Tour de France.?
Van Avermaet justi?ed his
status as pre-race favourite,
despite not winning a stage.
He ?nished 29th on stage one
into Doncaster, when the peloton
were out-foxed by Yorkshire rider
Harry Tan?eld in a ?ve-man
breakaway. Van Avermaet made
up for that disappointment by
moving into overall contention
with a strong ride on Ilkley?s Cow
and Calf, when he was second
behind Magnus Cort Nielsen.
Eighth place in Saturday?s
bunch sprint on Scarborough
seafront sent him into the
?nal day as one of the leading
contenders and his team
controlled the race behind the
lone winner.
Cort Nielsen cracked on the last
of the day?s six categorised climbs,
Cote de Otley Chevin, 25kms from
the ?nish and from then on, the
race was Van Avermaet?s to lose.
He said: ?The Tour de
Yorkshire has big crowds, it
is a nice race. It is behind the
Classics and the Olympics, but
it is always nice to win the GC
[general classi?cation].
?It is not easy for me, but I think
it is a race that really ?ts me.?
Elia Viviani came out on top in a feisty
sprint ?nish to win stage three of the
Giro d?Italia in Eilat, while BMC?s
Rohan Dennis kept hold of the race
leader?s pink jersey.
Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) was
forced to out-muscle Ireland?s Sam
Bennett with the Bora-Hansgrohe
racer having to settle for third place
behind Sacha Modolo (EF Education
First-Drapac).
Dennis maintained his overall lead
after ?nishing safely in the peloton at
the end of the gruelling 229km stage
from Be?er Sheva, ahead of Team
Sunweb?s Tom Dumoulin.
Guillaume Boivin, riding for the
Israel Cycling Academy, used his
knowledge of the difficult conditions to establish an early breakaway alongside Marco Frapporti and
Enrico Barbin.
Boivin proceeded to wrap up the
sprint points but the heat and wind
meant there was little appetite to attack from the peloton and it quickly
became obvious the stage would
come down to a sprint ?nish.
Dennis? ability to stay out of danger means he will have the advantage
when the race resumes after a rest
day in Catania, Sicily tomorrow.
Chris Froome, meanwhile, also
?nished in the peleton and admitted
he is relishing the hills which await in
Sicily, after a technical ?nale to yesterday?s stage.
He said: ?It was quite a relaxed
start but it wound up to be quite a
stressful end. It was a big ?ght coming into the ?nale. Now I?m just looking forward to a rest day tomorrow
before we head to Sicily and start
some proper climbing again.? PA
Elia Viviani salutes the crowd after his
Giro d?Italia stage win yesterday
IQ
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BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
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i MONDAY
7 MAY 2018
49
What?s it really like to
be a paid-up member
of the football tribe?
I
sometimes wonder what it
would be like to be a football
fan. Not someone who likes
watching football ? because I
do ? but a proper, pie-eating,
long-suffering, opposition-baiting,
shirt-buying fan.
Someone who can fathom why
thousands of Liverpool fans were
pictured during last Wednesday?s
Champions League match sitting
in the Kop at An?eld, watching
their players scrape into the ?nal
by losing to Roma.
Or someone who can look at a
shaky video shot on someone?s
phone of an aircraft cabin full of
men who are old enough to know
better singing deafening, foulmouthed songs on a budget ?ight
across the continent just because
their team won and think ?great
fun, lads? rather than ?what a
bunch of infantile dicks?.
Or maybe if I was a proper
fan I would have looked at the
way Manchester City celebrated
winning the Premier League
yesterday, by giving what seemed
like every single staff member
identical replica shirts
with ?Champions 18? on
the back and thought
?how nice, they?re all
in it together,? rather
than roll my eyes at
the forced corporate
?togetherness? of it all.
But I am not. Instead
I was puzzled by the clip
shown at half-time in the coverage
of Liverpool?s match against
Roma last week, of a packed Kop
roaring at Sadio Man�s (above)
opening goal. Were they all Sky
customers, secretly regretting not
taking up BT?s broadband offer,
which includes the sport package
at minimal additional cost, and so
forced to seek out a giant outdoor
TV in order to watch their team?
Or are Liverpool fans so
dedicated that there is a Kop rota,
ensuring the place is full of noisy,
chanting fans 24 hours a day? If so,
I pity the poor souls who get the
Monday midnight-to-4am shift.
Or are they all masochists ? as
I understand is common among
proper fans ? and instead of opting
for the pub or the comfort of their
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
marvels at the
behaviour and
rituals of real
supporters
own couch (places where it would
be easy to grab a refreshment of
one?s choice) they instead chose,
on a chilly night, to watch the
semi-?nal on a big screen with
a backdrop of an empty football
ground for comfort?
These are questions I, as a
not-proper football fan, can?t
answer. But I can marvel slackjawed at the proper fans from my
position on the outside.
The Cardiff supporters who
threatened to turn yesterday?s
pitch-invasion scenes on Sky
Sports from ones of jubilation
and relief into ones of
suffering and third-degree
burns by letting off blue
?ares in recognition of
the side?s promotion to
the Premier League.
Or those at City?s
ground who interrupted
their title celebrations to
unfurl a banner in tribute to
Sir Alex Ferguson, the former
Manchester United manager who
is recovering in hospital after
emergency brain surgery.
And I can feel comfortable in the
knowledge that instead of endless
statistics about my favourite team,
my brain is full of other useless
information. Like how Sleep?s
new album is a seminal moment
in stoner-doom metal history. Or
that two members of the Ramones
barely spoke throughout most of
the band?s career. Or that Kiss?s
?Rock ?n? Roll All Night? is the best
song to sing out of an open car
window on a hot day.
Now I come to think of it, I
do know what it?s like to be a
football fan. All except the actual
?supporting a club? bit.
In Saturday?s
Lisbon city guide Where to stay,
what to do and where to go
PLUS
Rafting the
Vjosa,
Europe?s
last wild
river, in
Albania
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SPORT
Talking
Points
What we learnt from
the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
The amazing mental strength of
Semenya is something to behold
It?s really pretty impressive how
Caster Semenya (below) is able
to compartmentalize. On Friday,
Semenya won the Qatar Diamond
League 1500m in a new South African national record, even as the
IAAF prepares to implement new
rules that will require her to lower
her testosterone levels in order
to compete. Regardless of the rights
and wrongs of
that decision,
Semenya?s
mental strength
is exemplary.
2
Could a female NBA head coach inspire British football to follow suit?
News out of the United States on
Friday suggested the Milwaukee
Bucks will interview San Antonio
Spurs assistant Becky Hammon
for their head coaching vacancy.
It?s no surprise that the Spurs,
of all NBA teams, were the ?rst
franchise to employ a female
assistant coach ? head coach
Gregg Popovich is famously progressive. A head coaching role,
though, would be seismic. Could
it send shockwaves that might
even reach into British football?
3
Starting the Giro in Jerusalem was
not worth the aggravation
What was the point of the Giro
d?Italia starting in Jerusalem,
other than ? of course ? the Israeli
Tourist Board getting some (expensive) publicity for its country?
The ?rst two Giro stages played
out uncomfortably ? dull on the
road and apparently willfully ignorant of the politics and violence
that is the backdrop to any sporting event taking place in Israel.
4
The Saracens winning machine
goes against the English grain
Perhaps it?s explained by their
many years of nomadism but I
think there?s something deeper
to Saracens not feeling, well, very
English. It?s the way their winning machine seems to rev louder
and louder as the end of the
season approaches, their unrelenting ruthlessness that jars so
entertainingly with a nation used
to plucky losers.
Football
WOMEN?S FA CUP FINAL: ARSENAL 1-3 CHELSEA
Chelsea deliver in
front of a record
crowd as women?s
game aims high
solely on its footballing merit. Butthere was just as much interest in
There will come a time in women?s the crowd, 45,423, a Women?s FA
football when the attention will be Cup ?nal record. This was a 12,500
solely on the pitch. However, that increase on the gate when the same
is not yet, even though the on-pitch teams met two years ago.
product is worth the attention.
?I am as proud of that as lifting troThat was evident in the quicksilver phies,? said Emma Hayes, Chelsea?s
wing-play of Ramona Bachmann who manager. ?With the right marketing,
delivered as good a performance as the right messaging, the audience is
any Swiss national has at Wemthere.? Further evidence that
bley. As Chelsea Ladies
this is a sport with a future
cruised to a comfortable
came on Friday night,
victory on Saturday her
from Mexico?s Liga MX
pace and skill, capped
Femenil, a new comby a brace of goals,
petition. The play-off
tore Arsenal Women
final second leg drew
Chelsea Ladies
captain Katie
apart. There was also
an astonishing 51,211.
Chapman, 35, has
a sublime strike from
However, league
won the FA Cup a
Footballer of the Year
gates in Mexico, as in
record
10
times
Fran Kirby, a dip of the
England?s WSL, are
shoulders, then a leftmuch, much lower. Many
footed curler.
FA WSL matches do not atThere was more quality in
tract 1,000 fans and 2,000-plus
Chelsea?s mid?eld where Katie Chap- gates are rare. Getting fans to turn
man and Ji So-yun controlled the up in numbers week-in, week-out, as
play. Behind them Norway?s Maren they do for the men?s game, remains
Mjelde kept Arsenal?s much-vaunted an aspiration, not a reality.
attack largely under wraps.
Integration with male parent clubs
Taken as a whole it was a ?ne dis- has driven improvements in ?tness
play regardless of gender, and an- and facilities that are enabling playother step to the match being judged ers to realise their potential. Female
By Glenn Moore
10
Katie Chapman (left) lifts her 10th FA Cup, having won her ?rst aged 14 in 1997 PA
players will always be slower and
weaker than the men, but technically and tactically they can be their
equals. In the dug-out power and pace
are irrelevant and that old chestnut,
could a woman coach in the men?s
game? came up again in relation to
Hayes. ?She could do it with her eyes
shut,? said Chapman.
Hayes is on course to complete a
unique double-double this month.
Besides seeking to steer Chelsea to
the WSL title (with four matches left
they are level on points with Man-
chester City) she is 33 weeks pregnant with twins.
Fortunately for her stress levels,
Chelsea were rarely challenged. The
Gunners began well but Bachmann?s
brace confirmed Chelsea?s growing superiority. Vivianne Miedema
gave Arsenal hope but Kirby quickly
extinguished it. Gunners? manager
Joe Montemurro said planning for
next season had already begun, but
he will be well aware that Hayes, like
the sport as a whole, will be aiming
higher too.
Weekend football results
PREMIER LEAGUE
Bournemouth (1)...1
Fraser 37
Everton (0)...................1
Davies 90
Leicester (0)................0
Swansea (0)........................0
Att 10,820
Southampton (0)........... 1
Redmond 56
Att 38,225
West Ham (1)......................2
Joao Mario 34
Noble 64
Crystal Palace (0)...........2
McArthur 68
Van Aanholt 86
Newcastle (0).................... 1
Perez 55
Att 20,375
Tottenham (0)..................0
Att 23,685
Att 32,013
Stoke (1)..........................1
Shaqiri 43
Att 29,687
Watford (2)................... 2
Pereyra 2
Gray 28
West Brom (0) ..........1
Livermore 90
Yesterday
Arsenal (2)....................5 Burnley (0).........................0
Aubameyang 14, 75 Att 59,540
Lacazette 45
Kolasinac 54
Iwobi 64
Chelsea (1).....................1 Liverpool (0)......................0
Giroud 32
Att 41,314
Man City (0).................0 Huddersfield (0).............0
P W D L
F
A Pts
Man City (C)
36 30 4 2 102 26 94
Man Utd
36 24 5 7 67 28 77
Liverpool
37 20 12 5 80 38 72
Tottenham
36 21 8 7 68 32 71
Chelsea
36 21 6 9 61 34 69
Arsenal
36 18 6 12 72 48 60
Burnley
37 14 12 11 35 37 54
Everton
37 13 10 14 43 55 49
Leicester
36 11 11 14 49 54 44
Newcastle
36 11 8 17 36 46 41
Crystal Palace 37 10 11 16 43 55 41
Bournemouth 37 10 11 16 43 60 41
Watford
37 11 8 18 44 63 41
Brighton
36 9 13 14 33 47 40
West Ham
36 9 11 16 45 67 38
Huddersfield 36 9 9 18 27 56 36
Southampton 36 6 15 15 36 55 33
Swansea
36 8 9 19 27 53 33
West Brom
37 6 13 18 31 54 31
Stoke (R)
37 6 12 19 33 67 30
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Yesterday
Birmingham (2).......3 Fulham (0)........................... 1
Jutkiewicz 15
Cairney 84
Dean 43, Adams 89 Att 27,608
Bolton (0)...................... 3 Nottm Forest (0).............2
Le Fondre 67
Osborn 70
Wheater 87
Colback 79
Wilbraham 88
Att 18,289
Brentford (1)..............1 Hull (1) .................................... 1
Canos 12
Bowen 45 Att 11,475
Bristol City (0).......... 2 Sheff Utd (3).........................3
Flint 60
Clarke 8
Bryan 75
Sharp 29, Freeman 34
Att 23,902
Cardiff (0)......................0 Reading (0)..........................0
Att 32,478
Derby (1).........................4 Barnsley (0)....................... 1
Jerome 14, Vydra 55 Moncur 80
Nugent 68
Att 30,682
Lawrence 71
Ipswich (1)..................... 2 Middlesbrough (0) ........2
Sears 8
Downing 71
Waghorn 83 (pen)
Bamford 90
Att 18,829
Leeds (1).......................... 2 QPR (0) ...................................0
Roofe 30
Att 30,004
Phillips 47
Millwall (1)...................1 Aston Villa (0) ..................0
Williams 30 (pen)
Att 17,195
Preston (1).................... 2 Burton Albion (0) ......... 1
Robinson 26
Akpan 63
Moult 90
Att 17,058
Sheff Wed (2)..............5 Norwich (0)......................... 1
Nuhiu 14, 60, 90 (pen) Klose 83
Forestieri 30
Att 28,189
Frederico Venancio 58
Sunderland (2) .........3 Wolves (0)............................0
Ejaria 19, Fletcher 45
Att 28,452
McNair 66
P W D L
F
A Pts
Wolves (C)
46 30 9 7 82 39 99
Cardiff (P)
46 27 9 10 69 39 90
Fulham
46 25 13 8 79 46 88
Aston Villa
46 24 11 11 72 42 83
Middlesbro
46 22 10 14 67 45 76
Derby
46 20 15 11 70 48 75
Preston
46 19 16 11 57 46 73
Millwall
46 19 15 12 56 45 72
Brentford
46 18 15 13 62 52 69
Sheff Utd
46 20 9 17 62 55 69
Bristol City
46 17 16 13 67 58 67
Ipswich
46 17 9 20 57 60 60
Leeds
46 17 9 20 59 64 60
Norwich
46 15 15 16 49 60 60
Sheff Wed
46 14 15 17 59 60 57
QPR
46 15 11 20 58 70 56
Nottm Forest 46 15 8 23 51 65 53
Hull
46 11 16 19 70 70 49
Birmingham 46 13 7 26 38 68 46
Reading
46 10 14 22 48 70 44
Bolton
46 10 13 23 39 74 43
Barnsley (R) 46 9 14 23 48 72 41
Burton A (R) 46 10 11 25 38 81 41
Sunderland (R) 46 7 16 23 52 80 37
Blackburn (1) ............. 2 Oxford Utd (0) .................. 1
Lenihan 12
Henry 66
Payne 76
Att 27,600
Doncaster (0).............0 Wigan (0).............................. 1
Att 12,057
Grigg 75
Fleetwood Tn (2)..... 2 Walsall (0) ...........................0
Hunter 31, Madden 45
Att 3,644
Gillingham (3) ...........5 Plymouth (1) ......................2
Parker 7
Grant 23
Eaves 30, 36, 51
Carey 77
List 90
Att 6,269
Northampton (2).... 2 Oldham (1) ............................2
Grimes 42 (pen)
Edmundson 29
Taylor 45
Haymer 55
Att 6,511
Portsmouth (2)......... 2 Peterborough (0) ..........0
Pitman 13, Lowe 25 Att 18,118
Rochdale (0)................1 Charlton (0)........................0
Thompson 69
Att 5,294
Rotherham (0) ..........1 Blackpool (0).....................0
Vaulks 58
Att 9,512
Scunthorpe (0).........1 Bradford (0)....................... 1
Townsend 59
Kilgallon 56
Att 5,452
Shrewsbury (0)........0 MK Dons (0)........................ 1
Att 6,516
Agard 63 (pen)
Southend (0) ..............0 Bristol Rovers (0).........0
Att 8,179
P W D L
F
A Pts
Wigan (C)
46 29 11 6 89 29 98
Blackburn (P) 46 28 12 6 82 40 96
Shrewsbury 46 25 12 9 60 39 87
Rotherham
46 24 7 15 73 53 79
Scunthorpe
46 19 17 10 65 50 74
Charlton
46 20 11 15 58 51 71
Plymouth
46 19 11 16 58 59 68
Portsmouth
46 20 6 20 57 56 66
Peterborough 46 17 13 16 68 60 64
Southend
46 17 12 17 58 62 63
Bradford
46 18 9 19 57 67 63
Blackpool
46 15 15 16 60 55 60
Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 60 66 59
Fleetwood Tn 46 16 9 21 59 68 57
Doncaster
46 13 17 16 52 52 56
Oxford Utd
46 15 11 20 61 66 56
Gillingham
46 13 17 16 50 55 56
Wimbledon
46 13 14 19 47 58 53
Walsall
46 13 13 20 53 66 52
Rochdale
46 11 18 17 49 57 51
Oldham (R)
46 11 17 18 58 75 50
Northampton (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 47
MK Dons (R)
46 11 12 23 43 69 45
Bury (R)
46 8 12 26 41 71 36
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (2).......... 2 Bury (0)...................................2
Parrett 12
Danns 66, Miller 85
Appiah 34
Att 4,770
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ......................3 Chesterfield (0)...............0
Akinde 42, Brindley 81
Att 5,539
Nicholls 88
Cambridge Utd (2)..5
Amoo 33, Dunk 35
Halliday 68, Corr 74
Waters 78
Carlisle (1).....................1
Ellis 14
Port Vale (0).......................0
Att 4,808
Newport C (1).................... 1
Amond 38
Att 5,311
Coventry (0) ...............0 Morecambe (0)................0
Att 15,874
Crewe (1)........................ 2 Cheltenham (1)................ 1
Miller 17, 62
Lloyd 34
Att 4,350
Exeter (0) ......................1 Colchester (0)...................0
Simpson 71
Att 4,615
Forest Green (0)......0 Grimsby (0) .........................3
Att 3,880
Hooper 52, 84, 90
Lincoln City (0) ........1 Yeovil (1) ............................... 1
Pett 77
Green 10
Att 10,004
Mansfield (0)..............1 Crawley Town (1).......... 1
Hemmings 64
Ahearne-Grant 7
Att 4,734
Notts County (0).....0 Luton (0)...............................0
Att 12,184
Swindon (2)................. 3 Accrington (0)..................0
Richards 14
Att 6,118
Anderson 43, Mullin 55
Wycombe (1) ..............1 Stevenage (0)....................0
Bloomfield 19
Att 8,802
P W D L
F
A Pts
Accrington (C) 46 29 6 11 76 46 93
Luton (P)
46 25 13 8 94 46 88
Wycombe (P) 46 24 12 10 79 60 84
Exeter
46 24 8 14 64 54 80
Notts County 46 21 14 11 71 48 77
Coventry
46 22 9 15 64 47 75
Lincoln City
46 20 15 11 64 48 75
Mansfield
46 18 18 10 67 52 72
Swindon
46 20 8 18 67 65 68
Carlisle
46 17 16 13 62 54 67
Newport C
46 16 16 14 56 58 64
Cambridge Utd 46 17 13 16 56 60 64
Colchester
46 16 14 16 53 52 62
Crawley Town 46 16 11 19 58 66 59
Crewe
46 17 5 24 62 75 56
Stevenage
46 14 13 19 60 65 55
Cheltenham
46 13 12 21 67 73 51
Grimsby
46 13 12 21 42 66 51
Yeovil
46 12 12 22 59 75 48
Port Vale
46 11 14 21 49 67 47
Forest Green 46 13 8 25 54 77 47
Morecambe
46 9 19 18 41 56 46
Barnet (R)
46 12 10 24 46 65 46
Chesterfield (R) 46 10 8 28 47 83 38
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen (0)...............0 Hibernian (0) ....................0
Att 17,822
Dundee (1) ....................1
Holt 18
Motherwell (0).........1
Bigirimana 78
Hamilton (0)......................0
Att 5,195
St Johnstone (3).............. 5
MacLean 31, 40, 56
Anderson 36
Att 3,524
McMillan 81
Rangers (0)..................1 Kilmarnock (0) ................0
Bates 85
Att 49,703
Yesterday
Hearts (1).......................1 Celtic (1)..................................3
Boyata 21, Dembele 51
Lafferty 18
Att 19,031
Sinclair 90
P W D L
F
A Pts
Celtic (C)
36 24 9 3 73 24 81
Aberdeen
36 21 6 9 54 36 69
Rangers
36 21 5 10 70 44 68
Hibernian
36 18 12 6 56 39 66
Kilmarnock
36 15 10 11 48 47 55
Hearts
36 11 13 12 37 37 46
Motherwell
36 11 9 16 39 49 42
St Johnstone 36 11 9 16 39 51 42
Dundee
36 10 6 20 35 56 36
Hamilton
36 9 6 21 46 63 33
Partick
36 7 9 20 30 61 30
Ross County 36 6 10 20 39 62 28
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
PLAY-OFFS SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG
Dumbarton (1)..........1 Arbroath (1)........................ 1
Hill 9
Swankie 27
Agg: 3-2.
Att 872
Raith (0)..........................1 Alloa (1)...................................2
Murray 53
Kirkpatrick 40
Att 1,831
Stewart 81
Agg: 1-4; .
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG
Peterhead (1).............. 3 Stirling (0)...........................0
Agg: 4-0.
Att 861
Queen?s Park (1) .... 1 Sten?uir (1) ................... 2
Agg: 2-3.
Att 948
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SEMI-FINAL
Tranmere (1)...............4 Ebbsfleet (1) ........................2
Norwood 33, 103
Coulson 16
Ginnelly 56
Weston 51
Cole 106
Att 8,898
AET: Score after 90 mins 2-2. .
Yesterday
Sutton Utd (0)........... 2 Boreham Wood (1)........3
Bolarinwa 82
Balanta 42
Lafayette 90
Lafayette 53 (og)
Folivi 88
TODAY?S FIXTURES (7.45pm unless stated)
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG
Dundee Utd v Livingston.........................................
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
IQ
30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
46-56
51
i MONDAY
7 MAY 2018
PREMIER LEAGUE: STOKE CITY 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
We will be back in 2019, promises Shawcross
By Phil Medlicott
the club bouncing back next term,
Shawcross said: ?Yes, and the main
Ryan Shawcross is determined that reason is the fans. At the end ? I
relegated Stoke will bounce back know it?s dif?cult getting relegated
next season.
and they had all the right in the world
The Potters? demotion to the to have a right good go at us, but they
Championship after 10 years in the were right behind us, like they alPremier League was conways have been and like
firmed with Saturday?s
they will continue to be.
The fans
home loss to Crystal Palace.
?The reason this club
Xherdan Shaqiri?s 43rd- had all the
has done as well as it has
minute free-kick for the right in the
is because of the fans. So
hosts was cancelled out by world to have if they can get behind us
a James McArthur strike
next season, I?m sure we?ll
midway through the sec- a right go at us, have a good go.?
but
they
were
ond half, and Patrick van
S u p p o r t e rs at t h e
Aanholt then netted a late right behind
bet365 Stadium had genwinner.
us as they have erated considerable noise
Stoke skipper Shaw- always been
during the game in an efcross, whose miscued touch
fort to boost the team, and
teed up Van Aanholt?s goal,
some of them stayed in the
has played for the club since 2007.
stands and applauded after the ?nal
When it was put to the 30-year-old whistle.
defender that he would surely be as
Stoke, bottom of the table, are on
determined as anybody in terms of a 13-match winless run, a sequence
Ryan
Shawcross
has played for
Stoke since
2007 PA
in which they have scored only eight
goals. The last match before that
run, a 2-0 win over Hudders?eld, is
the only victory they have achieved
with boss Paul Lambert in charge fol-
lowing the Scot?s January appointment as successor to the sacked
Mark Hughes.
Shawcross described himself as
?bitterly disappointed?, adding:
?After 10 brilliant years in the Premier League and all the hard work
that has gone into keeping us in
there, to lose it in the way we have
has been really disappointing.
?Since the manager came in, I
think we?ve had a right go, and unfortunately it has not been enough.
?Effort-wise we?ve had a real good
go. But goals win you games, and
unfortunately we haven?t scored
enough, and we?re just missing that
bit of quality up there. There are a lot
of reasons why we are in the situation we are in.
?It?s a devastating day for the club,
the fans, and de?nitely for the players. We just need to brush ourselves
down and hopefully do the right
things and get back.?
In what was the penultimate game
of the season for both clubs, Palace
secured their safety to complete
their remarkable turnaround this
term.
Premier League Saturday action
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1-0 TOTTENHAM
GET UP TO
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EVERTON 1-1 SO?TON
Great escape still on
as Livermore strikes
Hughes retains
his faith in Saints?
battle for survival
Jake Livermore?s injury-time
winner kept alive West Bromwich
Albion?s hopes of a great escape
and the former Tottenham
mid?elder said: ?Spurs are a top,
top team with quality all over the
pitch, so we knew it was going
to be dif?cult ? but that?s what
makes the result sweeter.?
Darren Moore has won
three and drawn two of his
?ve games as caretaker
and Albion are now off the
bottom for the ?rst time
since January. They would
have been relegated had
Southampton beaten Everton
but will now take their ?ght to
the ?nal day if Swansea and
Southampton draw tomorrow.
Livermore (below) added: ?I am
delighted for the boys involved,
Darren and all the staff at the club.
Everyone has played their part in
recent weeks.?
Spurs have yet to con?rm a
top-four ?nish, but manager
Mauricio Pochettino remains
con?dent. ?It?s still in our hands
so we need to work hard
in the next two games,
but it?s our chance to
be in the Champions
League next season,? he
said. ?We didn?t create
enough chances. Maybe
we created more [than
West Brom] but we need
to create more and then
to score.?
A Tom Davies
equaliser in the
sixth minute
of added time
snatched a crucial
victory away from
Southampton
but the draw lifted them out of the
bottom three, above tomorrow?s
opponents Swansea on goal
difference, and Mark Hughes is
con?dent they can stay up.
?We were great and we will be
great again on Tuesday, I am sure,?
said Hughes, who is likely to recall
Nathan Redmond (above) to the
starting line-up after the winger?s
?rst goal for almost a year.
Everton were booed off after
their last home game of the season.
WATFORD 2-1 NEWCASTLE
Gracia in hint
to Southgate
B?MOUTH 1-0 SWANSEA
LEICESTER 0-2 WEST HAM
Swans? chances Moyes wants to
hit by misses
build for better
Will Hughes (below) ran the show
as goals by Roberto Pereyra and
Andre Gray gave Watford their
?rst win in eight games. And
manager Javi Gracia tipped the
uncapped mid?elder for a place
in Gareth Southgate?s England
World Cup party. ?I would like
Will to have that opportunity and
recognition,? said Gracia.
Ayoze Perez, the
Newcastle scorer,
admitted: ?What
we showed in
the ?rst half was
that we were on
holiday already.?
Swansea paid for their misses as
they dropped back into the bottom
three with two games to go.
First-half chances spurned by
Mike van der Hoorn, Jordan Ayew,
Martin Olsson and Nathan Dyer
left them without a goal in three
games with no win in seven.
But manager Carlos Carvalhal
insisted: ?We will score [at home to
Southampton tomorrow and Stoke
on Sunday]. Our fans can make
a big impact and I believe we will
stay in the Premier League.?
Bournemouth?s top-?ight
survival was con?rmed by Ryan
Fraser?s ?ne strike.
Second-half goals by Joao Mario
and Mark Noble, coupled with
Southampton?s failure to win at
Everton, secured West Ham?s
Premier League future.
Manager David Moyes said: ?I
want to build. I want consistency.
We are capable of playing like that
every week and not just on the
odd occasion.?
Leicester fans, without a home
league win since January, jeered
manager Claude Puel, who said:
?In a dif?cult period we always
have some negativity and blame.
We deserve better than to ?nish
with this feeling.?
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Football
SPORT
CHAMPIONSHIP
PREMIER LEAGUE
Warnock hails ?best achievement?
as his Cardiff side seal promotion
CARDIFF CITY
READING
0
0
By Graham Thomas
AT CARDIFF CITY STADIUM
Neil Warnock was the calmest man
in the Welsh capital as Cardiff City
clinched the result they required to
ensure their promotion to the Premier League ? an achievement that
the manager rated as the ?best job I
have done in football?.
The manager who normally illuminates the touchline with his energy and theatrical gestures remained
unusually subdued, but all around
him was noise and celebration as his
side gained the point they needed.
performance for months as nerves
Long before the end, Cardiff ?s undermined their intent.
supporters began to realise the news
But they did enough to ?nish sec?ltering through from Birmingham ond behind Wolves and Warnock
City was very much in the favour. said: ?Given the state of this club
Fulham, who needed to better when I came in, and what had gone
Cardiff?s result, were losing
on, this has to be the best job
2-0 and then 3-1 and the
I?ve ever done in my life in
fact that Cardiff rarely
football. This is the best
looked like breaking
achievement because
the deadlock against
if you only knew what
a stubborn Reading
I have had to deal
Cardiff
City
have
side mattered little.
with off the ?eld.
been
absent
from
Reading, too, were
?I said to the lads
the Premier League
preoccupied with
earlier in the week,
for four years
outcomes elsewhere
if we don?t go up, we
and they, too, settled
have still had a great
for the point that kept
season and you should
them above the desperate
be proud of yourselves. We
scrap to avoid relegation.
have made people proud of being a
In truth, it was just as well for Bluebird again and everyone wants
Warnock and Cardiff that they re- to come and support the club.
quired no more than avoiding de?I am really proud of building a
feat. This was arguably their worst team capable of ruf?ing a few feathers and we will be the same next
season.?
Cardiff
Reading manager Paul Clemowner
ent, who took over from Jaap Stam
Vincent Tan
in March, added: ?We?re not cel(behind) and
ebrating like Cardiff are, but we?re
manager
pleased.
Neil
When I came in eight games ago
Warnock
I had a job to do, the owners made
enjoy their
it very clear got to keep the team in
club?s
the league. In the eight games we?ve
promotion
managed to get two wins and two
to the
draws and it was enough to do the
Premier
job ourselves and not rely on results
League
going our way.? THE INDEPENDENT
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Bolton?s late winner sends
Burton and Barnsley down
By Gareth Cox
Phil Parkinson hailed a ?dream?
?nish to the Championship season
after his Bolton side came from
2-1 down to beat the drop with
a dramatic late 3-2 win over
Nottingham Forest.
Wanderers began the afternoon
in the bottom three and were still
there until Aaron Wilbraham
struck an 88th-minute
winner after David
Wheater?s 87th-minute
equaliser.
The result meant
Burton and Barnsley
were both relegated
? with the Tykes
immediately parting
company with head coach
Jose Morais after their 4-1
thrashing at Derby, a victory which
also meant the Rams clinched the
?nal play-off spot.
For Bolton, though, it was a day
of incredible emotion. Parkinson
said: ?It was just a dream. Last
season we got promoted but this
was more tense.
?It has been tough, but when it
really mattered most we produced
a performance to keep us in the
division. This does feel better
because of the magnitude of what
we have been up against.?
There was no great escape for
Burton, who lost 2-1 at Preston
yesterday, with manager Nigel
Clough (below) saying: ?What
made it worse for us is that it all
happened so late [today]. But we
are down and have been relegated
because of a reason ? over 46 games
we haven?t been good enough, it?s
as simple as that.?
At the other end of
the table, Fulham had
to settle for a place
in the play-offs after
a surprise 3-1 defeat
at Birmingham, who
guaranteed their place
in the Championship next
season. A win would have
seen the London club go up
automatically, instead, they now
face Derby in the play-offs.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic said:
?We?re disappointed because we
lost a great chance to win the game.
We didn?t play well enough.?
They other play-off tie will
be between Aston Villa and
Middlesbrough. Villa lost their ?nal
game of the regular season 1-0 at
Millwall while Boro drew 2-2 at
Ipswich Town.
Ups and downs
PREMIER LEAGUE
Champions: Manchester City
Relegated: Stoke
CHAMPIONSHIP
Champions: Wolves
Promoted: Cardiff
Relegated: Sunderland, Burton,
Barnsley
LEAGUE ONE
Champions Wigan
Promoted: Blackburn
Relegated: Bury, MK Dons,
Northampton, Oldham
LEAGUE TWO
Champions: Accrington
Promoted: Luton, Wycombe
Relegated: Chester?eld, Barnet
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Champions: Maccles?eld
Relegated: Guiseley, Chester,
Torquay, Woking
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Champions: Celtic
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Champions: St Mirren
Relegated: Brechin
SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Champions: Ayr
Relegated: Albion
SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Champions: Montrose
?Merci Ars鑞e? ?
a fitting farewell
for Wenger with
Burnley thrashing
ARSENAL
Aubameyang 14, 75, Lacazette 45,
Kolasinac 54, Iwobi.
BURNLEY
5
0
By Miguel Delaney
AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM
It was a day to remember the great
times and one ?ttingly ?lled with so
many great moments.
There may have been all manner of
discussion about how Ars鑞e Wenger
does not want to leave Arsenal, but
there really couldn?t have been a
better day or way to commemorate
his departure.
Even events on the pitch obliged,
as Arsenal swept Burnley aside 5-0
with a fluid performance to really
recall those great times. As appropriate as that was, it was still one of
those days when the football felt sec-
ondary to the important moments, as
to how this crowd ? in a stadium that
stands as a testament to his legacy,
and should surely be named after him
? would recognise one of the most important ?gures in the club?s history.
They were faultless, as all the
gripes and complaints of the last
few years faded, to be sounded out
by cheers and celebration on what
must have been one of the most
good-natured afternoons this ground
has had.
The of?cial post-match was much
the same, although there were boos
when it was announced that chairman Sir ?Chips? Keswick would be
making the presentations, and some
more later for majority shareholder
Stan Kroenke. They couldn?t match
the cheers, though, as the club ?rst
recognised a few other great servants
leaving: kit manager Vik Akers, Arsenal women?s legend Alex Scott and, of
course, Per Mertesacker. It was then
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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
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AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
time for the man Bob Wilson introduced as ?the greatest manager we
have ever had?, and time for him to
say goodbye. It was a sign of the man
that the ?rst thing he said was to wish
his friend Sir Alex Ferguson well.
?Thank you for having me for
such a long time,? Wenger smiled.
?But above all, I am like you. I am an
Arsenal fan. This is more than just
watching football, it?s a way of life. It?s
caring about the beautiful game, the
values that we cherish.?
The joyous tone was set as both
starting XIs formed a guard of honour before the game, the club legend
walking out to the chant of ?There?s
only one Ars鑞e Wenger?.
That was to be heard throughout the day, along with a number of
other songs from the title-winning
era ? including, conspicuously, many
for Patrick Vieira. A crowd who all
seemed to have put on the complementary red ?Merci Ars鑞e? t-shirts
to create a jubilantly red stadium
in the sun watched as Wenger?s last
ever home XI put on something that
was more akin to an exhibition than a
football match.
Any lingering worries the game
might slightly spoil the day were
swept away by Arsenal?s football, as
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned
the ball in after just 14 minutes. His
provider, Alexandre Lacazette, offered his own strike just before
half-time, with Sead Kolasinac then
scoring the goal of the game shortly
after the break. Jack Wilshere ? recalling his own best form ? surged
Arsenal
Cech
Bellerin Chambers Mavropanos Kolasinic
Xhaka
Mkhitaryan
Wilshere
Iwobi
Aubameyang
Lacazette
Barnes
Hendrick
Gudmundsson
Westwood
Ward
Tarkowski
Cork
Long
Lennon
Lowton
Pope
Burnley
Subs: Arsenal, Ramsey (Wilshere, 72), Welbeck
(Lacazette, 72), Mertesacker (Chambers, 77); Burnley
Vokes (Barnes, 22) Nkoudou (Lennon, 71), Wells
(Gudmundsson, 89). Booked: Arsenal None;
Burnley Tarkowski.
Man of the Match Aubameyang. Rating 7/10.
Possession: Arsenal 64% Burnley 36%.
Attempts on target: Arsenal 1 Burnley 7.
Referee A Marriner (West Midlands).
Attendance 59,540.
Thank you for having me
for such a long time at this
club. But above all, I am like
you. I am an Arsenal fan
through the Burnley defence to feed
the ball to the wing-back, who then
crashed the ball into the bottom corner of the net with a spear of a shot.
Alex Iwobi soon put it into the top
corner, before Aubameyang completed the scoring.
None of those goals got the cheers
that Wenger got, though, or someone else leaving. Mertesacker was
brought on after 77 minutes for his
own last home appearance, and
raised the roof. His every touch, then,
raised further cheers.
It wasn?t all celebration and rapturous responses for those leaving.
There was one big question about
someone now signed to stay for the
long term, as Mesut 謟il missed the
game due to a back problem. Those
around the club say that the general
questions around the playmaker are
not all unfair perception, and there is
a growing issue for the next manager
to sort out.
Arsenal were still capable of some
delightful touches even without 謟il,
with some particularly fine interchanges between Aubameyang and
Henrikh Mkhitaryan. There was also
some real old-school Arsenal defensive muscle to go with that, and from
one of their newest players. Konstantinos Mavropanos. It still didn?t feel
a day for those type of discussions,
though. It was a day for one man.
There?s only one Arsene Wenger.
?I would like to ?nish with one single word,? Wenger said. ?I will miss
you.? So, whatever happens next, will
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Stones Otamendi Delph
De Bruyne Fernandinho D Silva
Manchester City celebrated their
superlative campaign by ?nally liftSterling
Sane
ing the Premier League trophy, but
de Jesus
only after a result that was most uncharacteristic of their season.
For only the second time since
Mounie
Pritchard
August, City failed to score in a Premier League match. For the first
Hogg Hadergjonaj
Mooy
time, they failed to score at home.
Blessed with the top-?ight?s largest
wage budget, they came unstuck
L鰓e
Smith
against the club with its smallest.
Kongola Schindler Zanka
Hudders?eld Town?s supporters
were the loudest at the ?nal whistle
Lossl
? delighted to see their side draw at
the Etihad and boost their hopes of Hudders?eld
playing again at this level next year.
Man City Mendy (Delph, 57), Gundogan (De
David Wagner?s job is not done yet Subs:
Bruyne, 67), Bernando Silva (Stones, 73).
but this precious point represents a Hudders?eld Depoitre (Mounie, 60), Malone (L鰓e,
78), van La Parra (Pritchard, 82). Booked: Man City
signi?cant step towards safety.
None; Hudders?eld Smith, L鰓e, van La Parra.
The City manager, Pep Guar- Man of the Match Jorgensen. Rating 6/10.
Possession: Man City 79% Hudders?eld 21%.
diola, said afterwards: ?The game Attempts on target: Man City 2 Hudders?eld 3.
showed me how difficult every- Referee M Dean (Cheshire).
thing is. Sometimes people expect,
?Oh, it?s so easy?. Hudders?eld come
here, play defensively, almost per- to stay in the stands. Points, goals
fect, a lot of credit for what they and wins records were supposed
have done.
to tumble too. Instead, they remain
?It looks easy when you?ve won a intact. The trophy itself even fell
lot of games ? it?s so tough and next off its stand, thanks to the players
season will be tougher because
prematurely bouncing up and
the opponents want to beat
down on the presentation
you, maybe we will be a
platform.
little bit relaxed and you
Yet none of that
have to be focused if
seemed to matyou want to maintain
ter when Vincent
what we have done
Kompany evenYesterday?s match
this season.
tually lifted their
was the ?rst in
?Help us to underprize: City?s fifth
which City failed to
score at home this
stand, this game for
top-flight title of
season
example, how difficult
their 138-year histoit will be next season.
ry, yet most certainly
Sport is like this, it?s so
not the last.
complicated.?
At a sun-baked Etihad,
For City, it was an imperfect coro- the champions walked out to yet
nation after an exceptional season another guard of honour, their third
and in more ways than one. There since the title was won, with memwas another pitch invasion at full bers of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Altime, despite pleas for supporters lison?s 1968 First Division winners
applauding them onto the pitch.
Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker,
Ederson and Raheem Sterling all
emerged with young children in
their arms, and as each of them
juggled a toddler while performing the pre-match handshakes, one
wondered whether this celebratory, end-of-term mood might irk
the visitors.
After all, Huddersfield had no
cause to celebrate just yet. Their
season was far from finished, survival at this level by no means a certainty, and the Terriers refused to be
City?s lapdogs in this close contest.
It wasn?t a stolen point, it was a
deserved point. It was against the
champions,? Hudders?eld manager
David Wagner said. ?They?ve scored
Vincent Kompany with the Premier
more than 100 goals and we kept a
League trophy at the Etihad
clean sheet.? THE INDEPENDENT
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Liverpool?s heavyweights flag as
CHELSEA
Giroud 32
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Chelsea
Courtois
0
Azpilicueta
Sam
Cunningham
Fabregas
Moses
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
Cahill
Kante
Rudiger
Bakayoko
Hazard
Alonso
Giroud
Well that keeps things interesting,
rolling into the ?nal week of the PreSalah
Mane
Firmino
mier League season. Liverpool manager J黵gen Klopp said they had two
semi-?nals again ? after reaching the
Milner
Wijnaldum AlexanderChampions League ?nal last week ?
Arnold
but he would have hoped the game
against Chelsea yesterday replicatRobertson van Dijk Lovren
Clyne
ed the ?rst leg against AS Roma, in
which they thrashed their opponents
5-2, rather than the defeat, mirrorKarius
ing the away leg, which kept Chelsea
well in the Champions League mixer. Liverpool
A Liverpool win against Brighton Substitutions: Chelsea Willian (Hazard, 86),
on the final day will still see them Zappacosta (Moses, 89), Pedro (Fabregas, 90);
Henderson (Clyne, 59), Solanke (Robertson,
qualify automatically for Europe?s Liverpool
74), Moreno (Milner, 89).
top competition, without having to Booked: Chelsea Alonso, Courtois; Liverpool Salah,
rely on beating Real Madrid in the Clyne.
Man of the match Giroud.
?nal later this month, but their end- Match rating 6/10.
Possession: Chelsea 32% Liverpool 68%.
of-season league form is worryingly Attempts
on target: Chelsea 4 Liverpool 5.
petering out: only one win in their Referee A Taylor (Cheshire). Attendance 41,314 .
last ?ve, including draws with Stoke
and West Bromwich Albion, the
bottom two. And Brighton playing an FA Cup ?nal still to play against
with the freedom of having secured United, would represent yet another
safety, against Manchester United strong season. So much to be decidno less.
ed, so little time.
Three points behind Liverpool but
Boxing ring announcer Michael
with a game in hand, Chelsea still Buffer, a legend of the sport,
have to beat Hudders?eld at home swapped the O2 Arena, where he
on Wednesday and Newcastle away had called Tony Bellew?s victory over
on Sunday. Antonio Conte?s
David Haye the night before,
side are more likely to
for Stamford Bridge to
catch Tottenham, who
call out the teams besuffered a shock defeat
fore kick-off. Ever the
to West Brom on Satprofessional, he didn?t
urday, only two points
break lyrical stride
Olivier Giroud has
ahead and with Newas a pitch sprinkler,
scored more headed
castle and Leicester
slickening the surgoals in the Premier
League than any
City remaining.
face, soaked his suit
other player since
Given that Manmidway through readhis 2012 debut
chester City romped to
ing out the Chelsea
the title so early on, this
names, while a cameraclose result has left a welman ran for cover.
come potential twist in the tale of
It was a fitting introduction for
another remarkable season. Failure two undoubted Premier League
to qualify for the Champions League heavyweights ? of which there are
for Liverpool and Spurs, while still many in a thriving era ? but this was
unlikely, would be disastrous for ei- more a contest for the HBO belt (the
ther club in so many ways. Equally, rubbish one) than the WBC belt (the
Conte pipping one of them to it, with best one). The Champions League
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CRICKET
Unbeaten 235
for ruthless Vilas
Dane Vilas scored an unbeaten
double-century for Lancashire
but their County Championship
Division One clash with Somerset
at Old Trafford seems likely to end
in a draw. Vilas starred with 235 not
out while Keaton Jennings made
109 as Lancashire piled up 492 to
Somerset?s 429, with visiting captain
Tom Abell claiming a career-best
four for 43 with the ball. Somerset
were 51 without loss at stumps.
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Olivier Giroud (left)
heads home the
winning goal for
Chelsea at Stamford
Bridge yesterday
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is a ?ne belt, nonetheless, and there
are only so many to go around.
It was one of the on-pitch heavyweights, Olivier Giroud, who opened
the scoring on 32 minutes, heading
in welterweight Victor Moses?s cross
? although the goal went against the
grain of the ?rst half.
Until that point Liverpool had
made the better chances, the front
three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto
Firmino and Sadio Man� showing
no signs of tiredness from the epic
semi-?nal against Roma in the Italian capital last week and a long old
season of constant goals. Will they
ever tire?
Each is the type of player you suspect could run a marathon, stop for
a quick breather, some wine gums
and bottle of water, before running
it again in the other direction. After
typical bursts forward Man� had low
shots saved left and right by Chelsea
MOTOGP
Marquez glides in as rivals clash
Marc Marquez cruised to victory in
the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez
after a dramatic late crash
wiped out his Repsol
Honda team-mate Dani
Pedrosa, along with
Andrea Dovizioso and
Jorge Lorenzo.
Pedrosa and
Lorenzo came together
in the closing stages as
they battled for second
place, the impact hurling
Lorenzo?s bike into the path of
his Ducati team-mate Dovizioso.
Marquez (left) eased through
the ?nal lap to take victory a
full ?ve seconds ahead of
Monster Yamaha Tech 3?s
Johann Zarco in second
place. Suzuki?s Andrea
Iannone held off Valentino
Rossi (Yamaha) and Jack
Miller (Ducati) for a second
consecutive podium ?nish.
The victory put Marquez
top of the points standings, with
previous leader Dovizioso now ?fth.
goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. There
were no punches pulled, either, by
James Milner when he went through
Eden Hazard ? and the Belgian
found himself kicked all game ? for
the most obvious yellow card not to
be given by a referee this season.
Salah was booked for diving
shortly before half-time, clearly
going down on the canvas deliberately, showing that no one is entirely
free from the clutches of deception.
FOOTBALL
Bale?s beauty denies
10-man Barcelona
Gareth Bale earned Real Madrid a
2-2 draw against 10-man Barcelona
in an eventful El Clasico at the Nou
Camp. Luis Suarez opened the
scoring for the La Liga champions
with his 33rd of the season before
Cristiano Ronaldo levelled.
Barcelona?s Sergi Roberto received a
red card for slapping Marcelo on just
before halt-time but Lionel Messi
?red the hosts back in the lead. Bale
secured a point for Madrid with a
curling ?nish 18 minutes from time.
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Conte hopeful of
sneaking himself
a top-four place
By Sam Cunningham
Salah, seemingly the nicest guy in
football, always with that cheeky
smile and humble air ? even he will go
down if it could mean an advantage
for his team. He shuf?ed away from
referee Anthony Taylor, after being
shown the yellow card, scratching
his head a little sheepishly.
Maybe Salah can be forgiven for
not thinking straight in the heat of
the moment, and the searing temperature of the afternoon. It was
one of those typically scorching May
Bank Holiday Sundays, when everyone in the stadium spends the afternoon watching the game beneath the
shade of their own hands, as though
looking out to sea for a sighting of
rare dolphins.
Or maybe Klopp, ever frantic on
the touchline, was trying to see into
the future, searching for a season
that does not end in utter disaster in
the coming weeks.
TENNIS
GOLF
Doubles delight for
Edmund and Norrie
British pair Kyle Edmund and
Cameron Norrie clinched their
maiden doubles title on the ATP
Tour after defeating Wesley Koolhof
and Artem Sitak in the Portugal
Open ?nal. Edmund and Norrie,
the British No 1 and 3 respectively,
had not dropped a set en route to
the showpiece on the Portuguese
clay. And the duo proved too strong
for Holland?s Koolhof and New
Zealander Sitak, prevailing 6-4, 6-2
in just under 70 minutes.
Antonio Conte believes his Chelsea
side still have a chance of ?nishing in
the top four and securing Champions
League football for next season after
a crucial victory against Liverpool.
Although they are still outsiders,
the result moved Chelsea within two
points of Tottenham and three of Liverpool, with a game in hand against
the Merseyside club but a considerably poorer goal difference.
Had they lost at Stamford Bridge
yesterday, it would have been
virtually impossible to catch Spurs
in fourth, while Liverpool would have
guaranteed a top four ?nish.
?One month ago it was impossible
to imagine we?d arrive at the end to
fight for a place in the Champions
League,? Conte said.
?Now there is hope. We are getting
three points in every game. Our
opponents are dropping points. But
our future is not in our hands. We
have to try, though. We have to try to
get three points to put pressure on
the teams ahead of us.?
Chelsea have won ?ve matches in
a row, while Liverpool have only won
once in their last ?ve, which includes
draws against Stoke and West Bromwich Albion, the Premier League?s
bottom two clubs. Spurs also recorded a shock defeat to West Brom at the
weekend and are shaky.
Chelsea host Huddersfield on
Wednesday and end the season with
a trip to the other side of the country
to face Newcastle away.
Liverpool conclude the season at
home to Brighton and Hove Albion
and their manager J黵gen Klopp insists the pressure is still on Conte and
his side.
?Chelsea have to win their games
as well,? Klopp said. ?Newcastle is not
a holiday trip. It doesn?t sound like a
holiday trip for me.
?What did I want today when I
woke up? 3-0 win, enjoy the sun, then
forget about Brighton and prepare
for the ?nal.
?Did I think it would happen? Not
sure. The boys showed their outstanding character.?
Double-your-money for Moynihan
Ireland?s Gavin Moynihan almost
doubled his career earnings on the
European Tour for two days? work as
he partnered Paul Dunne to victory
in the second edition of GolfSixes.
Moynihan (right, next to Dunne),
23, chipped in for a birdie on the ?rst
play-off hole to secure
victory over South
Korea in the semi-?nals.
The Irish pair then beat
France?s Romain Wattel
and Mike Lorenzo-Vera
2-0 in the ?nal at St
Albans to secure the ?rst prize of
?100,000 (�,500) each.
Moynihan had previously earned
?128,000 (�3,250), mostly from a
tie for 14th in last year?s Irish Open.
Ireland earlier beat the England
women?s team of Charley Hull and
Georgia Hall 2-0 in
the quarter-?nals,
while the European
women?s team of Mel
Reid and Carlota
Ciganda lost 2-0
to Australia.
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Guardiola sends best
wishes to Ferguson
after brain surgery
By Mark Critchley
Pep Guardiola and his assistant
Brian Kidd took time out
from Manchester City?s title
celebrations yesterday to pay
tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson,
who remains in intensive
care after suffering a brain
haemorrhage.
Ferguson underwent
emergency surgery at Salford
Royal Hospital on Saturday and
a statement from his former club
Manchester United later said
that the procedure had ?gone
very well?. Guardiola is a great
admirer of Ferguson and recently Sir Alex Ferguson is in intensive
had dinner with the 76-year-old,
care after a brain haemorrhage
who guided United to 13 league
titles and two European Cups
?He?s an iconic person and
among other honours during his
there was really sombre mood
time at Old Trafford.
yesterday evening and this
City lifted the Premier League morning,? Kidd said. ?You
trophy after their 0-0 draw with
think Sir Alex Ferguson is
Hudders?eld Town yesterday
indestructible. What he did for
and despite jubilant scenes at
Manchester United, it?s unreal.
the Etihad, Ferguson was at the
The pressure he was under every
forefront of Guardiola?s mind.
day to produce, it?s phenomenal.
The City manager invited
?All of us at Manchester City,
every member of his coaching
he?s in our prayers and thought
team ? including Kidd ? into
with Cathy and the kids and we
his post-match press
wish him a speedy
conference and when
healthy recovery.
asked for his reaction
We
send all our love
All the
to the Scot?s condition,
to him. I think that?s
Manchester
he said: ?I think Brian
City fans today everybody.
could speak there, Brian
?The opportunity he
in the stadium, gave me, I?m ever [so]
knows him well but I
think Sir Alex was from you can?t ?nd indebted to him. We
the beginning, from this one person
wish him all the love
morning, always was
who does not in the world, a healthy
there.
and
speedy recovery
want the best
?Him and his wife
and god bless to him.?
for
him
Cathy, all the family,
The Football
get well and hopefully
Association,
recover as quick as possible, and
Premier League, Fifa, Uefa and
recover well and come back.
individual clubs from Britain
?All the Manchester City fans
and around the world tweeted
today in the stadium, you cannot their best wishes along with
?nd one person who does not
a host of current and former
want the best for an amazing
United players. David Beckham
person.?
posted a picture on Instagram
Guardiola invited Kidd,
of him signing a contract as a
Ferguson?s assistant at United
teenager alongside Ferguson,
between 1991 and 1998, to add
accompanied by the message:
some words and the 68-year-old
?Keep ?ghting Boss. Sending
paid further tribute to a
prayers and love to Cathy and the
?phenomenal? man.
whole family.? THE INDEPENDENT
BASKETBALL
Cleveland closing
on place in finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers snatched
a 105-103 win on the buzzer to
extend their Eastern Conference
semi-?nal series lead to 3-0 over the
Toronto Raptors. LeBron James
made a 10-foot one-hander to stun
the Raptors in the dying seconds,
?nishing with 38 points across the
night. Kevin Love scored 21 and
Kyle Korver added 18 for the Cavs,
and despite a late ?ghtback, the
Cavaliers are now a game away from
the Eastern Conference ?nals.
Sport on tv
Tennis: Madrid Open
Sky Sports Arena/BT Sport 2, 11am
Motorcycling: British Superbikes
Eurosport 2, 1pm
Snooker: World Championship
BBC Two, 2pm and 7pm
Cricket: Hyderabad v Bangalore
Sky Sports Cricket, 3pm
Netball: Team Bath v Severn Stars
Sky Sports Action, 4.45pm
Football: Dundee Utd v Livingstone
BT Sport 1, 7.15pm
Basketball: 76ers v Celtics
BT Sport 1, 11pm
Five-star farewell
Wenger enjoys 5-0 rout over Burnley
in final game at Emirates Stadium
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Let?s celebrate Party time for champions City
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his eighth
promotion as
Cardiff go up
Manchester City players and staff
celebrate with the Premier League
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BOXING
Steve Bunce:
After his Bellew
beating, Haye
must call it a day
Klopp critical of Salah
dive against Chelsea
By Sam Cunningham
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
P46
RACING
66-1 outsider
Billesdon Brook
triumphs in
1000 Guineas
J黵gen Klopp expressed his disappointment at witnessing star forward Mohamed Salah diving during
Liverpool?s defeat to Chelsea.
Salah, who has scored 31 league
goals and is on course to ?nish the
season as the Premier League?s top
scorer, was booked by referee Anthony Taylor after going to ground
deliberately despite no contact from
a Chelsea player in the ?rst half. It
was the third game in succession the
Egyptian has failed to score, after
netting half a century of goals for
Liverpool this campaign.
Salah?s performances this season
have earned him the PFA Player of
the Year award and he is being discussed as a Ballon d?Or contender, so
Klopp was surprised to see him diving in an attempt to win an advantage.
Klopp said: ?Yes I think it was a
dive. Or he waited for the contact,
I am not sure, so that is not what
I want to see, that is not what he
wants to do. In that situation he
couldn?t get any foul any more. That
is not right as well. It was always like
this and you have to deal with that.
?He has to be much better, he can
do much better and he will score
again, there is no doubt about that.
There was no space for nothing. He
can play with no space actually, but
not today. That is it, all good.?
Defeat leaves Liverpool needing
a win on their ?nal game of the season at home to Brighton and Hove
Albion to guarantee ?nishing in the
top four and securing Champions
League football. Chelsea moved
within three points of the Merseyside club, with a game in hand.
Giroud earns points, p54-55
2
GUINNESS PRO14 QUARTER FINALS
Munster (7)........... 20 Edinburgh (6) .......16
Scarlets (24)......... 43 Cheetahs (3)...............8
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
Hull (20)....................36 Castleford (6)........12
Hull: Tries: Manu (2), Shaul, Faraimo (2),
Griffin. Goals: Sneyd (2), Connor (4).
Castleford: Tries: McShane, Turner.
Goals: Ellis (2).
Wakefield (18) .... 54 Hull K R (12) ...........18
Wakefield: Tries: Ashurst, Johnstone (3),
Randell, Grix (2), Jones-Bishop, England.
Goals: Finn (8), Miller.
Hull K R: Tries: Clarkson, Quinlan, Moss.
Goals: Shaw (3).
P W D L F
A Pts
St Helens
14 12 0 2 454 164 24
Wigan
13 11 0 2 377 176 22
Warrington 14 10 0 4 319 213 20
Hull
14 8 0 6 340 285 16
Castleford
12 8 0 4 240 228 16
Leeds
13 7 1 5 252 234 15
Wakefield
13 6 0 7 266 266 12
Salford
14 5 0 9 226 318 10
Huddersfield 14 3 1 10 196 435 7
Widnes
13 3 0 10 239 315 6
Hull K R
13 3 0 10 233 342 6
Catalans D
13 3 0 10 179 345 6
TENNIS
ATP MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN, PORTUGAL: Men?s finals: J Sousa (Portugal)
bt F Tiafoe (US) 6-4 6-4.
ISTANBUL OPEN, TURKEY: Men?s finals:
T Daniel (Japan) bt M Jaziri (Tun) 7-6
(7-4) 6-4.
ATP BMW OPEN, MUNICH, GERMANY:
Men?s finals: (1) A ZVEREV (Ger) bt (6) P
KOHLSCHREIBER (Ger) 6-3 6-3.
Big victories send
Saracens and
Exeter into semis
in good spirits
By Hugh Godwin
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
Exeter and Saracens are striding
towards their home title play-off
semi-?nals on 19 May with huge confidence after the Premiership?s top
two ?nishers rounded off the regularseason matches with big wins over
Harlequins and Gloucester respectively. And there was an emotional
farewell of mixed feelings for Matt
Banahan (below), who hailed ?a good
two weeks? after his hat-trick of tries
against London Irish helped underperforming Bath snatch England?s
?nal European Cup qualifying place.
Much has been made of the unpredictability of the Premiership, but
most pundits? pre-season forecasts
for the top and bottom have come
true as Exeter, Saracens and Wasps
filled the top three spots, while
Worcester and London Irish
duly propped up the rest.
Wasps won at Newcastle in Saturday?s synchronised concluding round
and will now go to Saracens in the last four, while
the Falcons? prize for a
?rst-ever appearance at this
stage is a daunting trip to Exeter, the in-form reigning champions.
Exeter head coach Rob Baxter
faces a choice whether to stick with
burgeoning ?y-half Joe Simmonds in
the title run-in or revert to old hand
Gareth Steenson, whose extra-time
penalty won last year?s final. ?Give
Joe credit as he has taken his opportunity well, but he has a good guy to
learn from, as Steeno has been and
there done it,? said Exeter No 8 Thomas Waldrom after the Chiefs? six-try
win at Quins, whose 10th place was
their lowest finish since promotion
in 2005, as director of rugby John
Kingston oversaw his last match in 17
years in various roles at The Stoop.
Banahan will move to Gloucester
in the summer, much to the annoyance of Bath supporters who argued
he should have been offered a com-
CYCLING
Semi-?nal details
Aviva Premiership semi-?nals:
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons,
Saracens v Wasps, both 19 May.
Pro14 semi-?nals:
Glasgow v Scarlets, 18 May;
Leinster v Munster, 19 May
Pro14 play-off for European
qualifying place:
Ulster v Ospreys, 20 May.
parable contract to stay at the club
he has served for 12 years. Playing at
outside centre in the 63-19 thrashing
of already relegated London Irish,
Banahan grabbed his third try from
a driving maul in the 63rd minute
to take him to 99 in his career in the
blue, black and white. ?We?ve had
two good weeks with back-to-back
wins and I have enjoyed it,? said
Banahan. ?But it?s a pity we
weren?t like this all season.?
The mid-table scramble commanded most
intrigue as Bath?s bonuspoint victory squeezed
them into next season?s
Champions Cup in sixth
place, thanks in part to Leicester?s closing success at Sale, who miss
out in eighth.
Gloucester slipped out of the top
six but the Cherry and Whites had already made certain of qualifying for
the Champions Cup by reaching next
Friday?s Challenge Cup ?nal.
?We won?t be playing for trophies
at the end of May and that really
hurts,? said Leicester coach Matt
O?Connor, whose club have failed to
reach the play-offs for the ?rst time.
In the Pro14, reigning champions
Scarlets booked a semi-?nal away to
Glasgow with a 43-8 win over Cheetahs, while Munster beat Edinburgh
20-16 to set up an all-Irish last-four tie
with Leinster in Dublin. Ulster will
meet Ospreys in Belfast on 20 May in
a play-off for the league?s seventh and
?nal Champions Cup qualifying spot.
The Tour de
Yorkshire
peleton rides
through Haworth
yesterday PA
Pre-race favourite
van Avermaet shines
in the Yorkshire sun
By Peter Smith
In temperatures more like a Rio
summer than Leeds in the spring,
Greg Van Avermaet added the
Tour de Yorkshire title to his
Olympic Gold medal.
The Belgian rider, of the BMC
team, overhauled a 10 second
de?cit at the start in Halifax to
claim overall victory by nine
seconds from Spain?s Eduard
Prades Reverter.
Ian Bibby took third on the ?nal
stage to ?nish as the best British
rider in sixth, 23 seconds adrift,
but Tour de France legend Mark
Cavendish was among those who
Greg van
Avermaet
celebrates
overall victory
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CRICKET
Yorkshire seal stunning comeback
to beat reigning champions Essex
By Gareth Cox
Yorskshire completed a remarkable
comeback after they were bowled
out for 50 on the opening day, by
beating Essex by 91 runs their County Championship Division One match
at Chelmsford.
Steven Patterson and Ben Coad did
the damage with the ball yesterday as
the reigning champions were bowled
out for 146. Veteran seamer Patterson
(left), 34, claimed a career-best six for
40 while Coad took three for 36.
It was Essex?s first defeat in the
championship for 20 months, spanning 19 games, since they lost to Glamorgan in August 2016. Yorkshire
took 19 points for their win to Essex?s
three. Patterson said: ?It was a really
dif?cult ?rst day for us. The ?rst session was probably the worst session
of cricket I?ve ever been involved in.
But the belief we showed from that
moment on, for the rest of the game,
was pretty impressive.
?A lot of people stood up at
tough times and made important
contributions.?
Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: ?It was a crazy game. To
bowl a team out for 50 and get triple
their total, we?d be expecting to win
the game.?
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Viviani wins
after feisty
sprint in Giro
did not complete the course.
Though Van Avermaet walked
away with the trophy, it was
Frenchman Stephane Rossetto
who stole the hearts of a huge
crowd on the Headrow, scene of
the 2014 Tour de France?s Grand
Depart. He broke clear on the
feared Park Rash climb, with
110kms still to race and rode along
to the ?nish, winning the stage by
34 seconds.
?It is the most beautiful win of
my professional career,? he said
afterwards. ?This race has more
and more value. It has history now
and it has amazing crowds. There
are so many spectators it is like
being on the Tour de France.?
Van Avermaet justi?ed his
status as pre-race favourite,
despite not winning a stage.
He ?nished 29th on stage one
into Doncaster, when the peloton
were out-foxed by Yorkshire rider
Harry Tan?eld in a ?ve-man
breakaway. Van Avermaet made
up for that disappointment by
moving into overall contention
with a strong ride on Ilkley?s Cow
and Calf, when he was second
behind Magnus Cort Nielsen.
Eighth place in Saturday?s
bunch sprint on Scarborough
seafront sent him into the
?nal day as one of the leading
contenders and his team
controlled the race behind the
lone winner.
Cort Nielsen cracked on the last
of the day?s six categorised climbs,
Cote de Otley Chevin, 25kms from
the ?nish and from then on, the
race was Van Avermaet?s to lose.
He said: ?The Tour de
Yorkshire has big crowds, it
is a nice race. It is behind the
Classics and the Olympics, but
it is always nice to win the GC
[general classi?cation].
?It is not easy for me, but I think
it is a race that really ?ts me.?
Elia Viviani came out on top in a feisty
sprint ?nish to win stage three of the
Giro d?Italia in Eilat, while BMC?s
Rohan Dennis kept hold of the race
leader?s pink jersey.
Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) was
forced to out-muscle Ireland?s Sam
Bennett with the Bora-Hansgrohe
racer having to settle for third place
behind Sacha Modolo (EF Education
First-Drapac).
Dennis maintained his overall lead
after ?nishing safely in the peloton at
the end of the gruelling 229km stage
from Be?er Sheva, ahead of Team
Sunweb?s Tom Dumoulin.
Guillaume Boivin, riding for the
Israel Cycling Academy, used his
knowledge of the difficult conditions to establish an early breakaway alongside Marco Frapporti and
Enrico Barbin.
Boivin proceeded to wrap up the
sprint points but the heat and wind
meant there was little appetite to attack from the peloton and it quickly
became obvious the stage would
come down to a sprint ?nish.
Dennis? ability to stay out of danger means he will have the advantage
when the race resumes after a rest
day in Catania, Sicily tomorrow.
Chris Froome, meanwhile, also
?nished in the peleton and admitted
he is relishing the hills which await in
Sicily, after a technical ?nale to yesterday?s stage.
He said: ?It was quite a relaxed
start but it wound up to be quite a
stressful end. It was a big ?ght coming into the ?nale. Now I?m just looking forward to a rest day tomorrow
before we head to Sicily and start
some proper climbing again.? PA
Elia Viviani salutes the crowd after his
Giro d?Italia stage win yesterday
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What?s it really like to
be a paid-up member
of the football tribe?
I
sometimes wonder what it
would be like to be a football
fan. Not someone who likes
watching football ? because I
do ? but a proper, pie-eating,
long-suffering, opposition-baiting,
shirt-buying fan.
Someone who can fathom why
thousands of Liverpool fans were
pictured during last Wednesday?s
Champions League match sitting
in the Kop at An?eld, watching
their players scrape into the ?nal
by losing to Roma.
Or someone who can look at a
shaky video shot on someone?s
phone of an aircraft cabin full of
men who are old enough to know
better singing deafening, foulmouthed songs on a budget ?ight
across the continent just because
their team won and think ?great
fun, lads? rather than ?what a
bunch of infantile dicks?.
Or maybe if I was a proper
fan I would have looked at the
way Manchester City celebrated
winning the Premier League
yesterday, by giving what seemed
like every single staff member
identical replica shirts
with ?Champions 18? on
the back and thought
?how nice, they?re all
in it together,? rather
than roll my eyes at
the forced corporate
?togetherness? of it all.
But I am not. Instead
I was puzzled by the clip
shown at half-time in the coverage
of Liverpool?s match against
Roma last week, of a packed Kop
roaring at Sadio Man�s (above)
opening goal. Were they all Sky
customers, secretly regretting not
taking up BT?s broadband offer,
which includes the sport package
at minimal additional cost, and so
forced to seek out a giant outdoor
TV in order to watch their team?
Or are Liverpool fans so
dedicated that there is a Kop rota,
ensuring the place is full of noisy,
chanting fans 24 hours a day? If so,
I pity the poor souls who get the
Monday midnight-to-4am shift.
Or are they all masochists ? as
I understand is common among
proper fans ? and instead of opting
for the pub or the comfort of their
Armchair
Fan
Matt Butler
marvels at the
behaviour and
rituals of real
supporters
own couch (places where it would
be easy to grab a refreshment of
one?s choice) they instead chose,
on a chilly night, to watch the
semi-?nal on a big screen with
a backdrop of an empty football
ground for comfort?
These are questions I, as a
not-proper football fan, can?t
answer. But I can marvel slackjawed at the proper fans from my
position on the outside.
The Cardiff supporters who
threatened to turn yesterday?s
pitch-invasion scenes on Sky
Sports from ones of jubilation
and relief into ones of
suffering and third-degree
burns by letting off blue
?ares in recognition of
the side?s promotion to
the Premier League.
Or those at City?s
ground who interrupted
their title celebrations to
unfurl a banner in tribute to
Sir Alex Ferguson, the former
Manchester United manager who
is recovering in hospital after
emergency brain surgery.
And I can feel comfortable in the
knowledge that instead of endless
statistics about my favourite team,
my brain is full of other useless
information. Like how Sleep?s
new album is a seminal moment
in stoner-doom metal history. Or
that two members of the Ramones
barely spoke throughout most of
the band?s career. Or that Kiss?s
?Rock ?n? Roll All Night? is the best
song to sing out of an open car
window on a hot day.
Now I come to think of it, I
do know what it?s like to be a
football fan. All except the actual
?supporting a club? bit.
In Saturday?s
Lisbon city guide Where to stay,
what to do and where to go
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Vjosa,
Europe?s
last wild
river, in
Albania
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Talking
Points
What we learnt from
the weekend
EDITED BY TEDDY CUTLER
1
The amazing mental strength of
Semenya is something to behold
It?s really pretty impressive how
Caster Semenya (below) is able
to compartmentalize. On Friday,
Semenya won the Qatar Diamond
League 1500m in a new South African national record, even as the
IAAF prepares to implement new
rules that will require her to lower
her testosterone levels in order
to compete. Regardless of the rights
and wrongs of
that decision,
Semenya?s
mental strength
is exemplary.
2
Could a female NBA head coach inspire British football to follow suit?
News out of the United States on
Friday suggested the Milwaukee
Bucks will interview San Antonio
Spurs assistant Becky Hammon
for their head coaching vacancy.
It?s no surprise that the Spurs,
of all NBA teams, were the ?rst
franchise to employ a female
assistant coach ? head coach
Gregg Popovich is famously progressive. A head coaching role,
though, would be seismic. Could
it send shockwaves that might
even reach into British football?
3
Starting the Giro in Jerusalem was
not worth the aggravation
What was the point of the Giro
d?Italia starting in Jerusalem,
other than ? of course ? the Israeli
Tourist Board getting some (expensive) publicity for its country?
The ?rst two Giro stages played
out uncomfortably ? dull on the
road and apparently willfully ignorant of the politics and violence
that is the backdrop to any sporting event taking place in Israel.
4
The Saracens winning machine
goes against the English grain
Perhaps it?s explained by their
many years of nomadism but I
think there?s something deeper
to Saracens not feeling, well, very
English. It?s the way their winning machine seems to rev louder
and louder as the end of the
season approaches, their unrelenting ruthlessness that jars so
entertainingly with a nation used
to plucky losers.
Football
WOMEN?S FA CUP FINAL: ARSENAL 1-3 CHELSEA
Chelsea deliver in
front of a record
crowd as women?s
game aims high
solely on its footballing merit. Butthere was just as much interest in
There will come a time in women?s the crowd, 45,423, a Women?s FA
football when the attention will be Cup ?nal record. This was a 12,500
solely on the pitch. However, that increase on the gate when the same
is not yet, even though the on-pitch teams met two years ago.
product is worth the attention.
?I am as proud of that as lifting troThat was evident in the quicksilver phies,? said Emma Hayes, Chelsea?s
wing-play of Ramona Bachmann who manager. ?With the right marketing,
delivered as good a performance as the right messaging, the audience is
any Swiss national has at Wemthere.? Further evidence that
bley. As Chelsea Ladies
this is a sport with a future
cruised to a comfortable
came on Friday night,
victory on Saturday her
from Mexico?s Liga MX
pace and skill, capped
Femenil, a new comby a brace of goals,
petition. The play-off
tore Arsenal Women
final second leg drew
Chelsea Ladies
captain Katie
apart. There was also
an astonishing 51,211.
Chapman, 35, has
a sublime strike from
However, league
won the FA Cup a
Footballer of the Year
gates in Mexico, as in
record
10
times
Fran Kirby, a dip of the
England?s WSL, are
shoulders, then a leftmuch, much lower. Many
footed curler.
FA WSL matches do not atThere was more quality in
tract 1,000 fans and 2,000-plus
Chelsea?s mid?eld where Katie Chap- gates are rare. Getting fans to turn
man and Ji So-yun controlled the up in numbers week-in, week-out, as
play. Behind them Norway?s Maren they do for the men?s game, remains
Mjelde kept Arsenal?s much-vaunted an aspiration, not a reality.
attack largely under wraps.
Integration with male parent clubs
Taken as a whole it was a ?ne dis- has driven improvements in ?tness
play regardless of gender, and an- and facilities that are enabling playother step to the match being judged ers to realise their potential. Female
By Glenn Moore
10
Katie Chapman (left) lifts her 10th FA Cup, having won her ?rst aged 14 in 1997 PA
players will always be slower and
weaker than the men, but technically and tactically they can be their
equals. In the dug-out power and pace
are irrelevant and that old chestnut,
could a woman coach in the men?s
game? came up again in relation to
Hayes. ?She could do it with her eyes
shut,? said Chapman.
Hayes is on course to complete a
unique double-double this month.
Besides seeking to steer Chelsea to
the WSL title (with four matches left
they are level on points with Man-
chester City) she is 33 weeks pregnant with twins.
Fortunately for her stress levels,
Chelsea were rarely challenged. The
Gunners began well but Bachmann?s
brace confirmed Chelsea?s growing superiority. Vivianne Miedema
gave Arsenal hope but Kirby quickly
extinguished it. Gunners? manager
Joe Montemurro said planning for
next season had already begun, but
he will be well aware that Hayes, like
the sport as a whole, will be aiming
higher too.
Weekend football results
PREMIER LEAGUE
Bournemouth (1)...1
Fraser 37
Everton (0)...................1
Davies 90
Leicester (0)................0
Swansea (0)........................0
Att 10,820
Southampton (0)........... 1
Redmond 56
Att 38,225
West Ham (1)......................2
Joao Mario 34
Noble 64
Crystal Palace (0)...........2
McArthur 68
Van Aanholt 86
Newcastle (0).................... 1
Perez 55
Att 20,375
Tottenham (0)..................0
Att 23,685
Att 32,013
Stoke (1)..........................1
Shaqiri 43
Att 29,687
Watford (2)................... 2
Pereyra 2
Gray 28
West Brom (0) ..........1
Livermore 90
Yesterday
Arsenal (2)....................5 Burnley (0).........................0
Aubameyang 14, 75 Att 59,540
Lacazette 45
Kolasinac 54
Iwobi 64
Chelsea (1).....................1 Liverpool (0)......................0
Giroud 32
Att 41,314
Man City (0).................0 Huddersfield (0).............0
P W D L
F
A Pts
Man City (C)
36 30 4 2 102 26 94
Man Utd
36 24 5 7 67 28 77
Liverpool
37 20 12 5 80 38 72
Tottenham
36 21 8 7 68 32 71
Chelsea
36 21 6 9 61 34 69
Arsenal
36 18 6 12 72 48 60
Burnley
37 14 12 11 35 37 54
Everton
37 13 10 14 43 55 49
Leicester
36 11 11 14 49 54 44
Newcastle
36 11 8 17 36 46 41
Crystal Palace 37 10 11 16 43 55 41
Bournemouth 37 10 11 16 43 60 41
Watford
37 11 8 18 44 63 41
Brighton
36 9 13 14 33 47 40
West Ham
36 9 11 16 45 67 38
Huddersfield 36 9 9 18 27 56 36
Southampton 36 6 15 15 36 55 33
Swansea
36 8 9 19 27 53 33
West Brom
37 6 13 18 31 54 31
Stoke (R)
37 6 12 19 33 67 30
THE SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Yesterday
Birmingham (2).......3 Fulham (0)........................... 1
Jutkiewicz 15
Cairney 84
Dean 43, Adams 89 Att 27,608
Bolton (0)...................... 3 Nottm Forest (0).............2
Le Fondre 67
Osborn 70
Wheater 87
Colback 79
Wilbraham 88
Att 18,289
Brentford (1)..............1 Hull (1) .................................... 1
Canos 12
Bowen 45 Att 11,475
Bristol City (0).......... 2 Sheff Utd (3).........................3
Flint 60
Clarke 8
Bryan 75
Sharp 29, Freeman 34
Att 23,902
Cardiff (0)......................0 Reading (0)..........................0
Att 32,478
Derby (1).........................4 Barnsley (0)....................... 1
Jerome 14, Vydra 55 Moncur 80
Nugent 68
Att 30,682
Lawrence 71
Ipswich (1)..................... 2 Middlesbrough (0) ........2
Sears 8
Downing 71
Waghorn 83 (pen)
Bamford 90
Att 18,829
Leeds (1).......................... 2 QPR (0) ...................................0
Roofe 30
Att 30,004
Phillips 47
Millwall (1)...................1 Aston Villa (0) ..................0
Williams 30 (pen)
Att 17,195
Preston (1).................... 2 Burton Albion (0) ......... 1
Robinson 26
Akpan 63
Moult 90
Att 17,058
Sheff Wed (2)..............5 Norwich (0)......................... 1
Nuhiu 14, 60, 90 (pen) Klose 83
Forestieri 30
Att 28,189
Frederico Venancio 58
Sunderland (2) .........3 Wolves (0)............................0
Ejaria 19, Fletcher 45
Att 28,452
McNair 66
P W D L
F
A Pts
Wolves (C)
46 30 9 7 82 39 99
Cardiff (P)
46 27 9 10 69 39 90
Fulham
46 25 13 8 79 46 88
Aston Villa
46 24 11 11 72 42 83
Middlesbro
46 22 10 14 67 45 76
Derby
46 20 15 11 70 48 75
Preston
46 19 16 11 57 46 73
Millwall
46 19 15 12 56 45 72
Brentford
46 18 15 13 62 52 69
Sheff Utd
46 20 9 17 62 55 69
Bristol City
46 17 16 13 67 58 67
Ipswich
46 17 9 20 57 60 60
Leeds
46 17 9 20 59 64 60
Norwich
46 15 15 16 49 60 60
Sheff Wed
46 14 15 17 59 60 57
QPR
46 15 11 20 58 70 56
Nottm Forest 46 15 8 23 51 65 53
Hull
46 11 16 19 70 70 49
Birmingham 46 13 7 26 38 68 46
Reading
46 10 14 22 48 70 44
Bolton
46 10 13 23 39 74 43
Barnsley (R) 46 9 14 23 48 72 41
Burton A (R) 46 10 11 25 38 81 41
Sunderland (R) 46 7 16 23 52 80 37
Blackburn (1) ............. 2 Oxford Utd (0) .................. 1
Lenihan 12
Henry 66
Payne 76
Att 27,600
Doncaster (0).............0 Wigan (0).............................. 1
Att 12,057
Grigg 75
Fleetwood Tn (2)..... 2 Walsall (0) ...........................0
Hunter 31, Madden 45
Att 3,644
Gillingham (3) ...........5 Plymouth (1) ......................2
Parker 7
Grant 23
Eaves 30, 36, 51
Carey 77
List 90
Att 6,269
Northampton (2).... 2 Oldham (1) ............................2
Grimes 42 (pen)
Edmundson 29
Taylor 45
Haymer 55
Att 6,511
Portsmouth (2)......... 2 Peterborough (0) ..........0
Pitman 13, Lowe 25 Att 18,118
Rochdale (0)................1 Charlton (0)........................0
Thompson 69
Att 5,294
Rotherham (0) ..........1 Blackpool (0).....................0
Vaulks 58
Att 9,512
Scunthorpe (0).........1 Bradford (0)....................... 1
Townsend 59
Kilgallon 56
Att 5,452
Shrewsbury (0)........0 MK Dons (0)........................ 1
Att 6,516
Agard 63 (pen)
Southend (0) ..............0 Bristol Rovers (0).........0
Att 8,179
P W D L
F
A Pts
Wigan (C)
46 29 11 6 89 29 98
Blackburn (P) 46 28 12 6 82 40 96
Shrewsbury 46 25 12 9 60 39 87
Rotherham
46 24 7 15 73 53 79
Scunthorpe
46 19 17 10 65 50 74
Charlton
46 20 11 15 58 51 71
Plymouth
46 19 11 16 58 59 68
Portsmouth
46 20 6 20 57 56 66
Peterborough 46 17 13 16 68 60 64
Southend
46 17 12 17 58 62 63
Bradford
46 18 9 19 57 67 63
Blackpool
46 15 15 16 60 55 60
Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 60 66 59
Fleetwood Tn 46 16 9 21 59 68 57
Doncaster
46 13 17 16 52 52 56
Oxford Utd
46 15 11 20 61 66 56
Gillingham
46 13 17 16 50 55 56
Wimbledon
46 13 14 19 47 58 53
Walsall
46 13 13 20 53 66 52
Rochdale
46 11 18 17 49 57 51
Oldham (R)
46 11 17 18 58 75 50
Northampton (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 47
MK Dons (R)
46 11 12 23 43 69 45
Bury (R)
46 8 12 26 41 71 36
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Wimbledon (2).......... 2 Bury (0)...................................2
Parrett 12
Danns 66, Miller 85
Appiah 34
Att 4,770
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet (1) ......................3 Chesterfield (0)...............0
Akinde 42, Brindley 81
Att 5,539
Nicholls 88
Cambridge Utd (2)..5
Amoo 33, Dunk 35
Halliday 68, Corr 74
Waters 78
Carlisle (1).....................1
Ellis 14
Port Vale (0).......................0
Att 4,808
Newport C (1).................... 1
Amond 38
Att 5,311
Coventry (0) ...............0 Morecambe (0)................0
Att 15,874
Crewe (1)........................ 2 Cheltenham (1)................ 1
Miller 17, 62
Lloyd 34
Att 4,350
Exeter (0) ......................1 Colchester (0)...................0
Simpson 71
Att 4,615
Forest Green (0)......0 Grimsby (0) .........................3
Att 3,880
Hooper 52, 84, 90
Lincoln City (0) ........1 Yeovil (1) ............................... 1
Pett 77
Green 10
Att 10,004
Mansfield (0)..............1 Crawley Town (1).......... 1
Hemmings 64
Ahearne-Grant 7
Att 4,734
Notts County (0).....0 Luton (0)...............................0
Att 12,184
Swindon (2)................. 3 Accrington (0)..................0
Richards 14
Att 6,118
Anderson 43, Mullin 55
Wycombe (1) ..............1 Stevenage (0)....................0
Bloomfield 19
Att 8,802
P W D L
F
A Pts
Accrington (C) 46 29 6 11 76 46 93
Luton (P)
46 25 13 8 94 46 88
Wycombe (P) 46 24 12 10 79 60 84
Exeter
46 24 8 14 64 54 80
Notts County 46 21 14 11 71 48 77
Coventry
46 22 9 15 64 47 75
Lincoln City
46 20 15 11 64 48 75
Mansfield
46 18 18 10 67 52 72
Swindon
46 20 8 18 67 65 68
Carlisle
46 17 16 13 62 54 67
Newport C
46 16 16 14 56 58 64
Cambridge Utd 46 17 13 16 56 60 64
Colchester
46 16 14 16 53 52 62
Crawley Town 46 16 11 19 58 66 59
Crewe
46 17 5 24 62 75 56
Stevenage
46 14 13 19 60 65 55
Cheltenham
46 13 12 21 67 73 51
Grimsby
46 13 12 21 42 66 51
Yeovil
46 12 12 22 59 75 48
Port Vale
46 11 14 21 49 67 47
Forest Green 46 13 8 25 54 77 47
Morecambe
46 9 19 18 41 56 46
Barnet (R)
46 12 10 24 46 65 46
Chesterfield (R) 46 10 8 28 47 83 38
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen (0)...............0 Hibernian (0) ....................0
Att 17,822
Dundee (1) ....................1
Holt 18
Motherwell (0).........1
Bigirimana 78
Hamilton (0)......................0
Att 5,195
St Johnstone (3).............. 5
MacLean 31, 40, 56
Anderson 36
Att 3,524
McMillan 81
Rangers (0)..................1 Kilmarnock (0) ................0
Bates 85
Att 49,703
Yesterday
Hearts (1).......................1 Celtic (1)..................................3
Boyata 21, Dembele 51
Lafferty 18
Att 19,031
Sinclair 90
P W D L
F
A Pts
Celtic (C)
36 24 9 3 73 24 81
Aberdeen
36 21 6 9 54 36 69
Rangers
36 21 5 10 70 44 68
Hibernian
36 18 12 6 56 39 66
Kilmarnock
36 15 10 11 48 47 55
Hearts
36 11 13 12 37 37 46
Motherwell
36 11 9 16 39 49 42
St Johnstone 36 11 9 16 39 51 42
Dundee
36 10 6 20 35 56 36
Hamilton
36 9 6 21 46 63 33
Partick
36 7 9 20 30 61 30
Ross County 36 6 10 20 39 62 28
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
PLAY-OFFS SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG
Dumbarton (1)..........1 Arbroath (1)........................ 1
Hill 9
Swankie 27
Agg: 3-2.
Att 872
Raith (0)..........................1 Alloa (1)...................................2
Murray 53
Kirkpatrick 40
Att 1,831
Stewart 81
Agg: 1-4; .
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG
Peterhead (1).............. 3 Stirling (0)...........................0
Agg: 4-0.
Att 861
Queen?s Park (1) .... 1 Sten?uir (1) ................... 2
Agg: 2-3.
Att 948
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SEMI-FINAL
Tranmere (1)...............4 Ebbsfleet (1) ........................2
Norwood 33, 103
Coulson 16
Ginnelly 56
Weston 51
Cole 106
Att 8,898
AET: Score after 90 mins 2-2. .
Yesterday
Sutton Utd (0)........... 2 Boreham Wood (1)........3
Bolarinwa 82
Balanta 42
Lafayette 90
Lafayette 53 (og)
Folivi 88
TODAY?S FIXTURES (7.45pm unless stated)
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG
Dundee Utd v Livingston.........................................
NEWS
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VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
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30-39
BUSINESS SPORT
40-43
46-56
51
i MONDAY
7 MAY 2018
PREMIER LEAGUE: STOKE CITY 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
We will be back in 2019, promises Shawcross
By Phil Medlicott
the club bouncing back next term,
Shawcross said: ?Yes, and the main
Ryan Shawcross is determined that reason is the fans. At the end ? I
relegated Stoke will bounce back know it?s dif?cult getting relegated
next season.
and they had all the right in the world
The Potters? demotion to the to have a right good go at us, but they
Championship after 10 years in the were right behind us, like they alPremier League was conways have been and like
firmed with Saturday?s
they will continue to be.
The fans
home loss to Crystal Palace.
?The reason this club
Xherdan Shaqiri?s 43rd- had all the
has done as well as it has
minute free-kick for the right in the
is because of the fans. So
hosts was cancelled out by world to have if they can get behind us
a James McArthur strike
next season, I?m sure we?ll
midway through the sec- a right go at us, have a good go.?
but
they
were
ond half, and Patrick van
S u p p o r t e rs at t h e
Aanholt then netted a late right behind
bet365 Stadium had genwinner.
us as they have erated considerable noise
Stoke skipper Shaw- always been
during the game in an efcross, whose miscued touch
fort to boost the team, and
teed up Van Aanholt?s goal,
some of them stayed in the
has played for the club since 2007.
stands and applauded after the ?nal
When it was put to the 30-year-old whistle.
defender that he would surely be as
Stoke, bottom of the table, are on
determined as anybody in terms of a 13-match winless run, a sequence
Ryan
Shawcross
has played for
Stoke since
2007 PA
in which they have scored only eight
goals. The last match before that
run, a 2-0 win over Hudders?eld, is
the only victory they have achieved
with boss Paul Lambert in charge fol-
lowing the Scot?s January appointment as successor to the sacked
Mark Hughes.
Shawcross described himself as
?bitterly disappointed?, adding:
?After 10 brilliant years in the Premier League and all the hard work
that has gone into keeping us in
there, to lose it in the way we have
has been really disappointing.
?Since the manager came in, I
think we?ve had a right go, and unfortunately it has not been enough.
?Effort-wise we?ve had a real good
go. But goals win you games, and
unfortunately we haven?t scored
enough, and we?re just missing that
bit of quality up there. There are a lot
of reasons why we are in the situation we are in.
?It?s a devastating day for the club,
the fans, and de?nitely for the players. We just need to brush ourselves
down and hopefully do the right
things and get back.?
In what was the penultimate game
of the season for both clubs, Palace
secured their safety to complete
their remarkable turnaround this
term.
Premier League Saturday action
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1-0 TOTTENHAM
GET UP TO
A1SH0AD,0VA0NC0E
EVERTON 1-1 SO?TON
Great escape still on
as Livermore strikes
Hughes retains
his faith in Saints?
battle for survival
Jake Livermore?s injury-time
winner kept alive West Bromwich
Albion?s hopes of a great escape
and the former Tottenham
mid?elder said: ?Spurs are a top,
top team with quality all over the
pitch, so we knew it was going
to be dif?cult ? but that?s what
makes the result sweeter.?
Darren Moore has won
three and drawn two of his
?ve games as caretaker
and Albion are now off the
bottom for the ?rst time
since January. They would
have been relegated had
Southampton beaten Everton
but will now take their ?ght to
the ?nal day if Swansea and
Southampton draw tomorrow.
Livermore (below) added: ?I am
delighted for the boys involved,
Darren and all the staff at the club.
Everyone has played their part in
recent weeks.?
Spurs have yet to con?rm a
top-four ?nish, but manager
Mauricio Pochettino remains
con?dent. ?It?s still in our hands
so we need to work hard
in the next two games,
but it?s our chance to
be in the Champions
League next season,? he
said. ?We didn?t create
enough chances. Maybe
we created more [than
West Brom] but we need
to create more and then
to score.?
A Tom Davies
equaliser in the
sixth minute
of added time
snatched a crucial
victory away from
Southampton
but the draw lifted them out of the
bottom three, above tomorrow?s
opponents Swansea on goal
difference, and Mark Hughes is
con?dent they can stay up.
?We were great and we will be
great again on Tuesday, I am sure,?
said Hughes, who is likely to recall
Nathan Redmond (above) to the
starting line-up after the winger?s
?rst goal for almost a year.
Everton were booed off after
their last home game of the season.
WATFORD 2-1 NEWCASTLE
Gracia in hint
to Southgate
B?MOUTH 1-0 SWANSEA
LEICESTER 0-2 WEST HAM
Swans? chances Moyes wants to
hit by misses
build for better
Will Hughes (below) ran the show
as goals by Roberto Pereyra and
Andre Gray gave Watford their
?rst win in eight games. And
manager Javi Gracia tipped the
uncapped mid?elder for a place
in Gareth Southgate?s England
World Cup party. ?I would like
Will to have that opportunity and
recognition,? said Gracia.
Ayoze Perez, the
Newcastle scorer,
admitted: ?What
we showed in
the ?rst half was
that we were on
holiday already.?
Swansea paid for their misses as
they dropped back into the bottom
three with two games to go.
First-half chances spurned by
Mike van der Hoorn, Jordan Ayew,
Martin Olsson and Nathan Dyer
left them without a goal in three
games with no win in seven.
But manager Carlos Carvalhal
insisted: ?We will score [at home to
Southampton tomorrow and Stoke
on Sunday]. Our fans can make
a big impact and I believe we will
stay in the Premier League.?
Bournemouth?s top-?ight
survival was con?rmed by Ryan
Fraser?s ?ne strike.
Second-half goals by Joao Mario
and Mark Noble, coupled with
Southampton?s failure to win at
Everton, secured West Ham?s
Premier League future.
Manager David Moyes said: ?I
want to build. I want consistency.
We are capable of playing like that
every week and not just on the
odd occasion.?
Leicester fans, without a home
league win since January, jeered
manager Claude Puel, who said:
?In a dif?cult period we always
have some negativity and blame.
We deserve better than to ?nish
with this feeling.?
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52
Football
SPORT
CHAMPIONSHIP
PREMIER LEAGUE
Warnock hails ?best achievement?
as his Cardiff side seal promotion
CARDIFF CITY
READING
0
0
By Graham Thomas
AT CARDIFF CITY STADIUM
Neil Warnock was the calmest man
in the Welsh capital as Cardiff City
clinched the result they required to
ensure their promotion to the Premier League ? an achievement that
the manager rated as the ?best job I
have done in football?.
The manager who normally illuminates the touchline with his energy and theatrical gestures remained
unusually subdued, but all around
him was noise and celebration as his
side gained the point they needed.
performance for months as nerves
Long before the end, Cardiff ?s undermined their intent.
supporters began to realise the news
But they did enough to ?nish sec?ltering through from Birmingham ond behind Wolves and Warnock
City was very much in the favour. said: ?Given the state of this club
Fulham, who needed to better when I came in, and what had gone
Cardiff?s result, were losing
on, this has to be the best job
2-0 and then 3-1 and the
I?ve ever done in my life in
fact that Cardiff rarely
football. This is the best
looked like breaking
achievement because
the deadlock against
if you only knew what
a stubborn Reading
I have had to deal
Cardiff
City
have
side mattered little.
with off the ?eld.
been
absent
from
Reading, too, were
?I said to the lads
the Premier League
preoccupied with
earlier in the week,
for four years
outcomes elsewhere
if we don?t go up, we
and they, too, settled
have still had a great
for the point that kept
season and you should
them above the desperate
be proud of yourselves. We
scrap to avoid relegation.
have made people proud of being a
In truth, it was just as well for Bluebird again and everyone wants
Warnock and Cardiff that they re- to come and support the club.
quired no more than avoiding de?I am really proud of building a
feat. This was arguably their worst team capable of ruf?ing a few feathers and we will be the same next
season.?
Cardiff
Reading manager Paul Clemowner
ent, who took over from Jaap Stam
Vincent Tan
in March, added: ?We?re not cel(behind) and
ebrating like Cardiff are, but we?re
manager
pleased.
Neil
When I came in eight games ago
Warnock
I had a job to do, the owners made
enjoy their
it very clear got to keep the team in
club?s
the league. In the eight games we?ve
promotion
managed to get two wins and two
to the
draws and it was enough to do the
Premier
job ourselves and not rely on results
League
going our way.? THE INDEPENDENT
yesterday
4
GETTY
ROUND-UP
Bolton?s late winner sends
Burton and Barnsley down
By Gareth Cox
Phil Parkinson hailed a ?dream?
?nish to the Championship season
after his Bolton side came from
2-1 down to beat the drop with
a dramatic late 3-2 win over
Nottingham Forest.
Wanderers began the afternoon
in the bottom three and were still
there until Aaron Wilbraham
struck an 88th-minute
winner after David
Wheater?s 87th-minute
equaliser.
The result meant
Burton and Barnsley
were both relegated
? with the Tykes
immediately parting
company with head coach
Jose Morais after their 4-1
thrashing at Derby, a victory which
also meant the Rams clinched the
?nal play-off spot.
For Bolton, though, it was a day
of incredible emotion. Parkinson
said: ?It was just a dream. Last
season we got promoted but this
was more tense.
?It has been tough, but when it
really mattered most we produced
a performance to keep us in the
division. This does feel better
because of the magnitude of what
we have been up against.?
There was no great escape for
Burton, who lost 2-1 at Preston
yesterday, with manager Nigel
Clough (below) saying: ?What
made it worse for us is that it all
happened so late [today]. But we
are down and have been relegated
because of a reason ? over 46 games
we haven?t been good enough, it?s
as simple as that.?
At the other end of
the table, Fulham had
to settle for a place
in the play-offs after
a surprise 3-1 defeat
at Birmingham, who
guaranteed their place
in the Championship next
season. A win would have
seen the London club go up
automatically, instead, they now
face Derby in the play-offs.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic said:
?We?re disappointed because we
lost a great chance to win the game.
We didn?t play well enough.?
They other play-off tie will
be between Aston Villa and
Middlesbrough. Villa lost their ?nal
game of the regular season 1-0 at
Millwall while Boro drew 2-2 at
Ipswich Town.
Ups and downs
PREMIER LEAGUE
Champions: Manchester City
Relegated: Stoke
CHAMPIONSHIP
Champions: Wolves
Promoted: Cardiff
Relegated: Sunderland, Burton,
Barnsley
LEAGUE ONE
Champions Wigan
Promoted: Blackburn
Relegated: Bury, MK Dons,
Northampton, Oldham
LEAGUE TWO
Champions: Accrington
Promoted: Luton, Wycombe
Relegated: Chester?eld, Barnet
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Champions: Maccles?eld
Relegated: Guiseley, Chester,
Torquay, Woking
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Champions: Celtic
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Champions: St Mirren
Relegated: Brechin
SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE
Champions: Ayr
Relegated: Albion
SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO
Champions: Montrose
?Merci Ars鑞e? ?
a fitting farewell
for Wenger with
Burnley thrashing
ARSENAL
Aubameyang 14, 75, Lacazette 45,
Kolasinac 54, Iwobi.
BURNLEY
5
0
By Miguel Delaney
AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM
It was a day to remember the great
times and one ?ttingly ?lled with so
many great moments.
There may have been all manner of
discussion about how Ars鑞e Wenger
does not want to leave Arsenal, but
there really couldn?t have been a
better day or way to commemorate
his departure.
Even events on the pitch obliged,
as Arsenal swept Burnley aside 5-0
with a fluid performance to really
recall those great times. As appropriate as that was, it was still one of
those days when the football felt sec-
ondary to the important moments, as
to how this crowd ? in a stadium that
stands as a testament to his legacy,
and should surely be named after him
? would recognise one of the most important ?gures in the club?s history.
They were faultless, as all the
gripes and complaints of the last
few years faded, to be sounded out
by cheers and celebration on what
must have been one of the most
good-natured afternoons this ground
has had.
The of?cial post-match was much
the same, although there were boos
when it was announced that chairman Sir ?Chips? Keswick would be
making the presentations, and some
more later for majority shareholder
Stan Kroenke. They couldn?t match
the cheers, though, as the club ?rst
recognised a few other great servants
leaving: kit manager Vik Akers, Arsenal women?s legend Alex Scott and, of
course, Per Mertesacker. It was then
NEWS
2-27
VOICES
14-18
TV
28-29
Ars鑞e Wenger waves
to the fans after his ?nal
home game as Arsernal
manager yesterday GETTY
IQ
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Celebration time for
City after Terriers
make a vital point
MANCHESTER CITY
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
By Mark Critchley
0
Manchester City
Ederson
0
Walker
AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM
time for the man Bob Wilson introduced as ?the greatest manager we
have ever had?, and time for him to
say goodbye. It was a sign of the man
that the ?rst thing he said was to wish
his friend Sir Alex Ferguson well.
?Thank you for having me for
such a long time,? Wenger smiled.
?But above all, I am like you. I am an
Arsenal fan. This is more than just
watching football, it?s a way of life. It?s
caring about the beautiful game, the
values that we cherish.?
The joyous tone was set as both
starting XIs formed a guard of honour before the game, the club legend
walking out to the chant of ?There?s
only one Ars鑞e Wenger?.
That was to be hear
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