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14 May 2018
Issue № 53,408
The victims: all 71 people who died
in Grenfell Tower as described by
family and friends Starting today
Sakineh Afrasiabi | Fatemeh Afrasiabi
| Abdulaziz El Wahabi | Faouzia El
Wahabi | Yasin El Wahabi | Mehdi
El Wahabi | Nur Huda El Wahabi
| Victoria King | Alexandra Atala |
Ali Yawar Jafari | Vincent Chiejina
| Sheila | Joseph Daniels | Abufras
Ibrahim | Esra Ibrahim | Fathia
Alsanousi | Zainab Deen | Jeremiah
Deen | Berkti Haftom | Biruk Haftom
| Gloria Trevisan | Marco Gottardi
| Logan Gomes | Jessica Urbano
Ramirez | Raymond ‘Moses’ Bernard
| Denis Murphy | Hesham Rahman |
Nadia Choucair | Bassem Choukair |
Fatima Choucair | Mierna Choucair
| Sirria Choucair | Zainab Choucair
| Eslah Elgwahry | Mariem Elgwahry
| Rania Ibrahim | Hania Hassan |
Fethia Hassan | Mohamednur ‘Mo’
Tuccu | Amal Ahmedin | Amaya
Tuccu-Ahmedin | Amna Mahmud
Idris | Isaac Paulos | Husna Begum
| Rabia Begum | Mohammed Hanif |
Mohammed Hamid | Komru Miah |
Nura Jamal | Firdaws Hashim | Yahya
Hashim | Yaqub Hashim | Hashim
Kedir | Mohamed Neda | Hamid Kani |
Mohammed al-Haj Ali | Steven Power
| Khadija Khalloufi | Omar Belkadi
| Farah Hamdan | Lena Belkadi |
Malak Belkadi | Khadija Saye | Mary
Mendy | Marjorie Vital | Ernie Vital
| Ligaya Moore | Deborah Lamprell |
Gary Maunders | Abdeslam Sebbar |
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lives of
There was an Afghan army officer, a Sudanese
dressmaker, a British artist and an Italian
architect. There was an Egyptian hairdresser,
an Eritrean waitress and a Lebanese soldier …
Mark Rice-Oxley Pages 6-9
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The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
Monday 14 May 2018
National Pages 4-16
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife,
Emine, at the annual Turkish-British
Tatlı Dil Forum in London yesterday
Tessa Jowell Tributes pour in for former Labour
minister after she dies from brain cancer | Page 4
Equal rights Plan to extend civil partnerships
to all couples revealed | Page 13
Royal Academy Redesigned halls bring
light to hidden life of the arts | Page 15
Rita Ora Pop star delivers smart set of
old hits and new favourites | Page 16
World Pages 17-21
Israel Ivanka Trump arrives in Jerusalem
salem in
advance of US embassy opening | Page
ge 19
May under fire as Erdoğan
arrives for diplomatic visit
Burundi Tensions high as country votes on
extending presidential term | Page 211
Patrick Wintour
Indonesia Deadly series of blasts hits
ts churches across
country’s second-largest city | Page 177
Diplomatic editor
Financial Pages 22-25
Shopping habits High street visits slump
worse than during the recession | Page 22
Home loans Help-to-buy scheme will lend
extra for greener properties | Page 25
Journal Centre section
Palestinians are still
penned in like animals
on a factory farm
Atef Abu Saif
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Why parents should
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of childcare
Helen Penn
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Hannah Jane Parkinson Sniping at single
women is the politics of envy | Page 3
The man who dressed the mods ‘They were
jumping up and down for my shirts’ | Pagee 10
Sport Back section
Football Salah sets new goals record to secure
Champions League spot for Liverpool | Page 52
Formula One Flawless Hamilton reasserts
his authority | Page 39
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan, began a three-day state visit
to the UK yesterday amid claims that
Theresa May was disowning Britain’s
respect for human rights in pursuit of
a post-Brexit trade deal with Ankara.
On his arrival, Erdoğan, who is in
the midst of a high-stakes domestic election campaign, insisted that
Anglo-Turkish relations were going
from strength to strength and would
develop even more after Brexit.
Human rights organisations and
Turkish exiles have called on Britain
to denounce the detention of journalists, opposition politicians and
Britain is eager to show that it will be
a close ally of Turkey, a Nato partner,
after Brexit, and has taken a strategic
bet on Erdoğan’s survival ever since
the failed military coup in July 2016.
The UK was the first to send a minister
to Turkey in solidarity with Erdoğan,
an act not forgotten in Ankara.
Erdoğan’s visit is expected to
include a joint press conference with
MI5 head praises
Europe in fight
against Russian
and terror threat
Ewen MacAskill
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Defence and security correspondent
Cooperation between the UK and other
European intelligence services has
never been as important as it is now
in facing threats posed by Islamic State
and Russia, the head of MI5, Andrew
Parker, will warn today.
In the first public speech delivered
overseas by a head of MI5, Parker will
say that intelligence sharing within
Europe is now at an unprecedented
level and that an effective security
partnership between the UK and the
rest of Europe is vital.
“In today’s uncertain world we
need that shared strength more than
ever,” he will tell his audience in Berlin,
according to a draft. MI5 and the other
two main UK intelligence agencies MI6
May, a speech at the prestigious thinktank Chatham House, and a meeting
with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Speaking in Reading at the annual
Turkish-British Tatlı Dil forum yesterday, the president said Turkey and the
UK were “fighting shoulder to shoulder as responsible nations to defeat
terrorism”, adding “our partnership in
the defence industry is the best example of what we can achieve together”.
Erdoğan added: “We want to continue our economic relations as the
governments of Turkey and the United
Kingdom without interruptions after
Brexit.” The aim, he said, was to boost
trade from $16bn (£11.8bn) to $20bn
a year.
The UK is especially eager to make
progress on a BAE Systems deal to provide technology for the first phase
of development of a Turkish-made
fighter jet. Ömer Çelik, the minister
for EU affairs, also warned that the EU
would be much weaker as a result of
the UK leaving, and held out the hope
of a new trade deal with the UK.
Britain’s enthusiasm for closer economic ties is balanced by unease at the
way Turkey has been attacking Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Britain
and GCHQ are all anxious to maintain
a close working relationship with their
European counterparts after Brexit.
In March 2017 Theresa May
appeared to make intelligence sharing
a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations, but she was forced to backtrack
after intervention from the spy chiefs.
Parker will warn that although Isis
has been expelled from Raqqa in Syria
and Mosul in Iraq, it is still seeking to
“direct devastating and more complex
attacks” in Europe, which has already
suffered 45 since 2016.
Speaking publicly for the first time
since a nerve agent was used against
Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia,
in Salisbury, he will blame the Kremlin
for “flagrant breaches of international
▲ The MI5 head, Andrew Parker, says
Moscow is flouting international law
argues that the western-backed Syrian
Kurds should not necessarily be seen
as the same as Kurds fighting for independence inside Turkey. The UK is also
trying to prevent Turkey’s burgeoning
political ties with Russia building into
a military relationship.
The visit was arranged before
Erdoğan’s decision to bring forward
the date of presidential elections by a
year to 24 June, and it runs the risk of
being used as a backdrop to his election
campaign. Many senior Turkish politicians, by contrast, have been banned
from campaigning in other European
countries with Turkish populations,
such as Germany and the Netherlands.
Erdoğan won a referendum last
year that will give the next elected
president unprecedented personal
powers, as part of a switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system of
The Liberal Democrat leader,
Vince Cable, denounced the visit.
“The UK has a strong, proud history
of democracy and human rights, but
our reputation on the world stage is
in danger of being eroded by this Conservative government’s desire to woo
world leaders like [Donald] Trump and
Erdoğan,” he said.
“May’s administration appears to
have substituted diplomacy for sycophancy in its pursuit of Brexit.”
“By permitting a state visit and
audience with the Queen, May and
Boris Johnson are essentially rolling out the red carpet for a man with
a disregard for human rights, who is
responsible for alarming oppression
and violence.”
In the latest crackdown on free
speech, Turkish ministers have
warned Twitter not to allow the use
of hashtags that are critical of the president. A hashtag meaning “enough”
went viral last week after Erdoğan
said he would quit if the Turkish people said they had had enough of his
rules”, accusing it of being behind
“aggressive and pernicious actions by
its military and intelligence services”.
He will describe the Salisbury attack
as a “deliberate and targeted malign
activity” which risks leaving Russia
“a more isolated pariah”.
The UK was wrong-footed by the
scale of a Russia media campaign
following the attack. Parker called
for more action “to shine a light
through the fog of lies, half-truths
and obfuscation that pours out of their
propaganda machine”.
Parker, speaking to an audience
of fellow intelligence officers, will
warn of an “intense and unrelenting
international terrorist threat”.
“European intelligence cooperation
today is simply unrecognisable to what
it looked like five years ago,” he will
add as he cites the work of the Counter
Terrorism Group, which is made up of
all 28 EU members along with Norway
and Switzerland.
He will describe the body as the
“largest multinational counter-terrorism enterprise in the world” where
“real-time intelligence sharing”
involves “thousands of exchanges
on advanced secure networks every
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Monday 14 May 2018 The Guardian
▼ Salma Hayek, centre, joins fellow
actors and film-makers in Cannes
highlighting gender inequality
‘If the movie’s budget
is $10m, the actor
has to understand
that if he is making
$9.7m it is going to
be hard for equality’
Salma Hayek
Actor and film-maker
If you believe in equality take a
pay cut, Hayek tells male stars
Alexandra Topping and
The Hollywood actor Salma Hayek
has said male film stars would have
to take pay cuts if they were serious
about equal pay for women.
The Mexican-born actor, a leading voice in the #MeToo and Time’s
Up movements, said highly paid male
stars would have to make sacrifices.
“It’s not just the producers, it’s
actors too,” she said, speaking about
how to close the huge pay gap.
“Time’s up. You had a good run
but it is time now to be generous with
the actresses,” she told a Women in
Motion talk at the Cannes film festival yesterday.
“If actors ask such inflated fees
rich are slow
to pay extra
£833 to tackle
▲ Khadja Nin, Ava DuVernay and Cate Blanchett protest at the lack of female
film-makers honoured in the festival’s history PHOTOGRAPH: ANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY
Rupert Neate
Wealth correspondent
Just 350 of the 15,600 wealthiest
households in Westminster, one of
the country’s richest boroughs, have
answered the local authority’s call to
pay extra council tax voluntarily to
help tackle the homelessness crisis
in the heart of the capital.
In February, the council leader,
Nickie Aiken, wrote to all residents
in the most expensive properties in
band H to ask them to consider paying an extra £833-a-year “community
contribution” to help fund youth
clubs, homelessness services and
visits to lonely people.
But only 2% of the households
have stepped forward to help poorer
neighbours. Those asked to consider
making an extra contribution include
the residents of the Candy brothers’
ultra-luxury One Hyde Park apartment
complex in Knightsbridge and those
living in hundreds of multimillionpound mansions in Mayfair, Belgravia
and Maida Vale.
Residents in Westminster pay the
lowest council tax in the country,
with band-H payments of £832 a
year plus another £588 to the Greater
London Authority. In Poole, Dorset,
it will leave nothing for actresses. If
the movie’s budget is $10m, the actor
has to understand that if he is making $9.7m, it is going to be hard for
equality,” Hayek added. “Otherwise
they will kill the movie.
“I will be hated for saying this,” she
joked. “I hope I can get another job.”
Hayek – best known for Desperado
and the indie hit Beatriz at Dinner – had
accused the mogul Harvey Weinstein
of threatening to “break my kneecaps”
after she spurned his advances on the
set of her film Frida.
The actor and producer, who says
she has sold a number of female-led
projects she had been trying to make
for 10 years since the Weinstein scandal shook up Hollywood, said real
change was happening.
“The men are terrified. The predators are hiding. You feel this very
palpable atmosphere.”
Hayek said it was now difficult
to hire known female writers and
directors in the US, as studios were
snapping them up to catch up with
the public mood.
Women were “jumping from the
writers’ room to being showrunners”
on television series.
But she warned that “pay disparity
is going to take a while … because they
still want to pay you the exploitative
salary they paid you before.”
Which was why women had to “be
impatient”, she urged.
“We should have been angrier
sooner. We should have come together
sooner – that is what did it,” Hayek,
who was nominated for an Oscar for
Frida, told reporters.
She said Weinstein harassed her
on the film, which she produced,
demanding that she do a “gratuitous”
nude scene with another actress.
The disgraced mogul disputed her
claim but Hayek insisted that was
part of a ploy by his lawyers to try to
discredit the “women of colour who
complained about him”.
She said they had also targeted
the testimony of the Black Panther
star Lupita Nyong’o knowing that
“women of colour are believed less.
It is a proven fact unfortunately. Luckily, there are so many of us, otherwise
we would have been disbelieved”.
Hayek said men should not be afraid
of change in the gender balance.
“It is a very exciting time for men
now. Because men have the opportunity to rethink what it means to be a
man, and this comes with a lot of freedom,” she said.
“A lot of beautiful, peaceful men
have been the victims of the bullying
of men who think that the identity of
a man has to do with violence,” the
actor added.
“A lot of men have suffered from
that and have had to become that way
too when they didn’t want to go in that
direction,” said the 51-year-old.
Hayek is a longtime champion for
change in the film industry, helping
set up the Women in Motion talks at
Cannes four years ago with her husband, François-Henri Pinault, boss
of the Kering luxury goods company.
“We couldn’t have done it without a
few good men, like my husband,” she
said, adding that it was “so sexy and
unnerving when he comes up with
ideas that I should have”.
the charge for band H is £3,358. While
very few of Westminster’s wealthiest
residents have answered the council’s
plea for help in maintaining essential
services, many are paying thousands
of pounds a year in service charges to
maintain their luxury buildings. The
service charge on a £6m one-bedroom
apartment in One Hyde Park is more
than £22,000 a year.
Aiken said she introduced the
voluntary contribution scheme
following “a growing number of
requests from some residents [who]
wanted to voluntarily contribute more
than their existing council tax”.
The council said that in a pilot
consultation “more than 400 people
responded positively to the survey
saying they would support the
scheme”. But it appears that many may
have forgotten their response.
Four months down the line, Aiken
said 350 households had contributed
a total of £342,000. The biggest single
donation was £2,500.
Councils are prevented from raising
the council tax of just one band or from
changing the structure of bands. At
present band H is the highest category and applies to homes worth
more than £320,000, which is likely
to apply to nearly all private homes
in Westminster.
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The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
Tessa Jowell
Politicians unite to pay
tribute following former
Labour minister’s death
Jessica Elgot
Political correspondent
The dignity and courage of Tessa Jowell were praised by politicians from
across the spectrum yesterday, after
her family announced her death from
brain cancer.
Paying tribute to Jowell, Downing
Street announced it would double its
investment in brain cancer research
and roll out new diagnostics to all NHS
hospitals, a key focus of Jowell’s campaigning in the last months of her life.
Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and
the former prime minister Tony Blair
led tributes to Jowell yesterday, alongside former cabinet colleagues and
MPs, who praised her work on Sure
Start, a scheme to support children in
their early years, her success in bringing the Olympic Games to London and
her campaigning on cancer research.
Dame Tessa was diagnosed with
a glioblastoma multiforme brain
tumour in May last year. She suffered
a haemorrhage on Friday and had been
in a coma until her death on Saturday,
a spokesman for the family said.
Jowell died peacefully at the family home near Shipston-on-Stour in
Warwickshire just after 10pm on
Saturday with her husband, David,
and their children, Jessie and Matthew, by her side.
Announcing her death “with great
sadness, and an enormous sense
of loss”, her family said Jowell had
recently undergone new treatment but
the tumour had suddenly progressed.
Ella Mills, her daughter-in-law, said
Jowell was “lying in Matt, his sister
Jess, and their Dad’s arms, as they told
her that she would live forever in the
centre of their souls”.
Mills, who runs the food blog
Deliciously Ella, said Jowell was the
“warmest and kindest soul … and she
achieved an extraordinary amount –
I know her family are the thing that
made her most proud”.
The prime minister said Jowell had
“faced her illness with dignity and
courage” and hoped the action on
brain cancer to be taken by the government would “form part of the lasting
legacy of an inspirational woman”.
Corbyn said Jowell’s achievements
had been huge, including helping to
bring the Olympics to London and said
her fight for better brain cancer treatment had been an inspiration.
Tributes came from her former cabinet colleagues, including Blair, David
Blunkett and Harriet Harman. The former prime minister said: “She was the
most wise of counsellors, the most
loyal and supportive of colleagues,
and the best of friends. There was no
one like Tessa and no one better. I will
miss her more than I can say.”
Blunkett paid tribute to Jowell’s role
in the creation of New Labour, as well
as her Sure Start programme, which
Research funding doubled
Brain cancer research will have its
government funding doubled to
£40m and new diagnosis tests will
be rolled out to all NHS hospitals,
in tribute to Tessa Jowell, Downing
Street announced last night.
No 10 said it would fulfil two key
campaign aims championed by
Jowell, including a national rollout
of a brain cancer diagnosis test,
called gold standard dye, used to
identify tumours.
The method is currently used in
only half of brain cancer centres in
England. “It must be extended to
all of them,” Jowell said in her final
speech in the House of Lords.
Theresa May and the health
secretary, Jeremy Hunt, also
announced the creation of an annual
Tessa Jowell global symposium to
identify brain cancer best practice,
gaps and research priorities.
Downing Street said it hoped
the first symposium would take
place by the end of the year. The
work to fulfil the commitments
will be led by health minister Lord
O’Shaughnessy. “My aim is to
boost research into treatments –
even cures – for brain cancer and
transform care for patients in the
way that Tessa called for,” he said.
Jowell met May and Hunt in No 10
in February, where they unveiled
a new £45m brain cancer research
fund, which included £20m of new
government funding.
That has now been doubled to
£40m, which will bring the total
research fund to £65m, including
£25m from Cancer Research UK.
The government also said it
would commit to accelerate the
use of adaptive trials – another
key ask by Jowell during her Lords
speech. “New adaptive trials can
test many treatments at the same
time,” Jowell said. “They speed
up the process and save a lot of
money.” Jessica Elgot
▲ Lady Jowell after her speech in the
House of Lords in January this year
she called her proudest achievement
and led to the creation of 3,500 children’s centres across the country.
“It will be Tessa as a person who I
will remember,” he said. “There when
people needed her, both personally
and also with her political hat on, and
with her bravery over the last year,
always thinking of others.”
As culture secretary in Blair’s government, Jowell oversaw the UK’s
drive to win the 2012 Olympic Games
for London. She was one of only a
handful of MPs to have served as a
minister during the whole of Blair’s
and Gordon Brown’s premierships.
She stepped down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood in 2015 and
ran as a candidate for the Labour nomination for mayor of London, but was
beaten by Sadiq Khan, who called her
“a friend, a colleague, a champion of
Labour values and a towering figure in
London and national politics”.
The MP Helen Hayes, who succeeded Jowell in Dulwich and West
Norwood, called her legacy extraordinary. “Tessa is much loved across
the constituency, for the things she
delivered but perhaps even more
for her deep empathy and compassion, and the way that she worked
collaboratively to empower others,”
she said. “Life is now better and fairer
in our part of south London because
Tessa put people first.”
Jowell announced she had brain
cancer in September: “I’m in treatment
at the moment … and look forward to
finding ways to make better, longer
lives for people with cancer.”
She was hailed as an inspiration
during a cancer debate in the Commons last month. Jowell had gone to
Westminster to meet the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and campaign for
better support and more research to
clinical trials for brain cancer patients.
Hunt said he was devastated to
hear about her death. “Tessa Jowell
was one of those few politicians who
could inspire and unite across party
lines,” he said. “We were all moved by
her bravery and selfless campaigning
in her final months.”
In January, Jowell received a standing ovation – breaking parliamentary
protocol – in the Lords after giving a
moving speech about her cancer in
which she urged peers to support an
global initiative to share resources,
research and new treatments.
Simon Stephens, the chief executive of NHS England and a friend of
Jowell’s, said her campaigning spirit
had never wavered.
“She leaves a deep legacy with the
potential to benefit many thousands
of other cancer patients long into the
future,” he said.
Jowell’s family said a small private
funeral would be held soon, as well as
a public memorial at a later date.
Journal Obituaries Page 8 ▲ With then
prime minister
Tony Blair
in Downing
Street in 2005
Tessa Jowell
in 2015
▼ Pictured with
her daughter
Jessie, right, her
Ella Mills, and
her grandchild
last September
after announcing
that she had a
brain tumour
Labour party
candidate in
the Ilford North
which she lost
in 1978. She was
elected MP for
Dulwich in 1992
My friend Tessa Always
looking to the possible
Matthew d’Ancona
he was my friend. It was
one of the great privileges
of my life to know Tessa
Jowell well, and one I
shared with so many. At
the dinner table, at the tea
party to celebrate her introduction
to the House of Lords, at book
launches, at Labour conferences, she
was always surrounded by friends,
making new ones, and bringing
together previously unconnected
members of her prodigious circle of
affection and affinity.
When Hashi Mohamed, the
barrister and broadcaster, and I
met at a conference in Warwick last
November, our first instinct was
to take a selfie and send it to our
mutual friend Tessa. She replied
delightedly, promising “to plot and
plan” with us when she returned
from her next round of cancer
treatment in Cologne. Even afflicted
by a brain tumour, glioblastoma
multiforme, she always looked to the
future, to the next, to the possible.
Grief breeds aphasia: we cling to
platitudes so we can keep talking at
all. But we owe it to Tessa to speak
of her with precision as well as
love; to honour the grit and detail
of her achievements as much as the
luminous decency that underpinned
them. I first encountered her as a
fellow member of the Millennium
commission, a lottery-distributing
fund, and witnessed, in her conduct
as chair, the steely pragmatism that
coursed through her impeccably
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▼ With David Beckham as London
wins the 2012 Olympic Games, and
photographed by Jane Bown in 1978
amiable manner. She understood the
necessity of getting the job done.
For Tessa, progress was never an
abstraction to be pursued according
to an ideological rulebook. As she
observed in her speech to mark
the 10th anniversary of the 7/7
attacks: “The danger comes from
any belief system which is closed,
which provides to its believer the
single answer to everything, whose
adherents can’t stand outside
their system to ask themselves the
question, ‘Is what I am doing in the
cause I believe in actually right?’”
Fastidious in manners, she was
resolutely tough in her practicality.
In this spirit of dedication, she
reminded me of Margaret Atwood’s
Nell in the short story Moral
Disorder: “She would turn into a
woman others came to for advice.
She would be called in emergencies.
She would roll up her sleeves and
dispense with sentimentality …”
In the implementation of public
health policy, creation of Sure
Start, establishment of Ofcom, or
coordination of the government’s
support of those bereaved or harmed
‘The best of friends’
‘Tessa had passion,
determination and simple
human decency in greater
measure than any person
I have ever known … the
most wise of counsellors,
the most loyal and
supportive of colleagues,
and the best of friends’
‘She was not just a
dedicated and passionate
campaigner, but a
wonderful human being’
Tony Blair, former PM
Hugh Robertson, chairman of the
British Olympic Association
‘Her achievements were
huge. Her strength in
raising awareness of
her illness and fighting
for better treatment for
others inspired us all’
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader
David Cameron, former PM
‘The great British 2012
summer … would probably
not have happened
without her’
‘She didn’t follow the
political rules of the day.
She followed her instinct.
But she was no softie. She
was clever and tough’
Harriet Harman, ex-Labour leader
by the 7/7 bombings, she always
grasped that good intentions,
though essential, were not enough;
that the better angels of our
nature do not take flight without
persistence, collaboration and
robust leadership.
Nowhere was this more apparent
than in her ministerial stewardship
of London’s campaign for the
2012 Olympics, of the fiendishly
complex preparations, and of the
Games themselves. She was deeply
affected by the cruel proximity of
the announcement of the London
bid’s success, in 2005, and the
terrorist attack upon the same city
the next day. That exemplified for
her the fundamental dichotomy of
human behaviour and the obstacles
that confront those who believe in
the common good and the pursuit
of decency. If we shun despair – and
we must – we must undertake a
permanent struggle against entropy,
indifference and bigotry. “The
decency and civility which normally
prevail,” she remarked, “are not a
solid impermeable layer.”
So, too, she embodied hope rather
than naivety. When she phoned
friends last year to tell them about
her illness, she was full of both
optimism and realism, determined
to seek whatever treatment she
could find, to deploy her voice
and political skills to improve the
lot of other cancer patients, and,
above all, to relish her time with
her adored family. This was not
only a statement of fact; it was an
injunction to action. No politician I
have known better understood the
relationship between the individual
and society, the connective
tissue that binds them, and how
remorselessly it must be nurtured.
One of Tessa’s favourite
quotations was from Thornton
Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey:
“There is a land of the living and
a land of the dead and the bridge
is love, the only survival, the only
meaning.” Now that she has made
the crossing, let this be her message
of consolation, and her challenge to
the rest of us.
Matthew d’Ancona is a Guardian
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Grenfell Tower
▼ A sea of floral tributes close to
Grenfell Tower in the wake of the fire
Continued from page 1
There were taxi drivers
and teachers, football fans
and churchgoers, devout
Muslims, big families
and working singletons.
People whose lives were
complicated by health
issues or love or both.
Neighbours on nodding
terms, and friends for life
from the flat next door
Mark Rice-Oxley
Much has been said and
written about the deaths of
71 people in Grenfell Tower last
June. But what of their lives?
Who were they? Over the
past eight months, Guardian
reporters have built up portraits
of the victims from scores of
conversations with relatives
and friends
Here are their stories
Reporting team
Mark Rice-Oxley, Amelia Hill, Susanna Rustin,
Angela Giuffrida, Ruth Michaelson,
Adham Youssef and staff writers
ver since the deadliest
fire in Britain for a
century gutted Grenfell
Tower last June,
many aspects of the
catastrophe have been
reported, from the cladding and
the council to the structure and the
But who were the victims? In the
weeks after 14 June, most became
known only two-dimensionally – a
few facts from a police statement
or inquest, a brief, tearful family
tribute, a picture posted during the
desperate search that ensued on that
shattering June week.
The Guardian has spent the
subsequent months trying to fill in
the blanks, finding out about the
lives of these Londoners. We have
talked to as many families as were
willing to speak, and asked friends
and colleagues for anecdotes and
their favourite memories.
With parliament poised to debate
the tragedy, and with the public
inquiry due to start next week with
individual tributes to all 71 victims,
we are publishing our own portraits
of the dead. Not all families wanted
to contribute: their grief is still too
raw. But the majority did, and the
details about individuals – and about
the group as a whole – say a lot about
21st-century Britain.
The makeup of the 71 people
who died shows how diverse, open
and tolerant Britain has become in
the past 30 years (more than half
the adult victims had arrived in the
country since 1990).
The Grenfell lives closely mirror
the complexities of modern Britain:
young families scrambling for
childcare cover and extra jobs to help
pay the bills; people still living with
parents well into their 20s and 30s;
refugees who abandoned careers
and status in perilous homelands for
safe anonymity half a world away;
elderly people – there were seven
victims aged over 70 – grappling
with disability in a crowded health
system. But Grenfell was not a
microcosm of Britain or London.
There were few white-collar workers
among the victims and only seven
white Britons, indicative of how the
disaster disproportionately affected
minority ethnic communities.
There were children – 18 of them,
including one who died before he
had even been born. There were 18
different nationalities. The median
age was similar to the national
median of 40. The oldest victim was
84, the youngest after the unborn
child was six months. There were
28 women and 25 men.
A 72nd individual died in hospital
in January, from complications
sustained after the fire. She has not
yet been counted in the official death
toll, but has been named as Maria
De Pilar, known as Pily, who was
rescued from the 19th floor.
Four victims did not live in
Grenfell Tower. Of those who
did, many loved it despite the
shortcomings that had been pointed
out repeatedly.
“He was so proud of that flat,”
said Karim Mussilhy of his uncle,
Hesham Rahman, originally from
Egypt, who lived on the 23rd floor.
“I remember when he first got it – all
the furniture he bought, and how
much effort he put into decorating.”
For Sakineh Afrasiabi, an Iranian
victim, the only thing her 18th-floor
flat needed after she moved in was a
pair of binoculars. “She used to say:
‘It’s as if I’m on a plane, I can see the
whole of London from up here,’”
said her daughter, Nazanin Aklani.
The first-generation immigrants
fall into two groups. There were
those who came to Britain while
young, to seek fortune. Some of
these, such as Ligaya Moore from the
Philippines or Marjorie Vital from
Dominica came long ago; others
such as the Italian sweethearts
Marco Gottardi and Gloria Trevisan
arrived more recently.
The second group chose Britain
out of necessity, when lives in their
homeland became unliveable. They
went through the tortuous rite of
passage of the refugee: uprooted,
bereft, in limbo, then finally able
to start a new life, albeit with none
of the professional status or social
standing of their former lives.
There was Mohamed Neda, an
Afghan army officer turned London
minicab driver; Fathia Alsanousi, a
Sudanese teacher who worked in a
British packaging factory; Ali Yawar
Jafari, an Afghan jeweller who found
work in a west London shop.
The Grenfell victims were also
a versatile group professionally: a
chambermaid, a waiter, a painterdecorator, a retailer, at least two taxi
drivers, two nursery workers and
a scrap-metal dealer among them.
Many gestures have been made to
ensure that their memory lasts. Our
memorial is dedicated to them and the
rest of the victims.
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‘She was a very nice person. She tried to have
stable relationships and lead a good life. She’d help
people from the church, sweeping and cleaning’
Friend of Zainab Deen
▼ Zainab Deen
Floor: 14
Age: 32
Nationality: Sierra Leonean
“When she fell pregnant, Zainab
asked me if I’d be her mother”
Zainab Deen adored her two-yearold son, Jeremiah, and he adored
her, says Lucinder Palmer, who
had become something of a mother
figure to the young woman in
recent years.
The 32-year-old was brought to
the UK from Sierra Leone by her
father when she was a child but was
no longer in contact with members
of her family in Britain. Her mother
▼ Jessica Urbano Ramirez
Floor: 20
Age: 12
Nationality: British
“She brought joy to everyone who
met her”
Jessica Ramirez was three weeks
short of her 13th birthday when
she died in Grenfell Tower. She
lived with her mother, who is
from Colombia, on the 20th floor,
having moved from east London
a year before.
Described by her mother, who
worked nights as a cleaner, as a
“kind, happy, clever girl and so
strong”, she became one of the bestknown faces of the disaster after
relatives put up missing posters of
her around north Kensington in the
days after the fire.
Her family have requested privacy
and did not want to speak further for
this project.
In a statement last year, they said:
“Our little girl was loving, kindhearted and caring. She brought joy
to everyone who met her and her
laugh was contagious. Jessica will
leave a lasting legacy in the hearts of
her family and friends and the many,
many people who didn’t know her
personally but have come to know
her since that night of 14 June.
“Her light will shine bright and
will light our individual paths as we
start to move forward into coming to
terms with our loss and heartbreak.”
▼ Jeremiah
Floor: 14
Age: Two
“He wouldn’t
leave her for
one minute and
she wouldn’t
leave him”
A family friend
Jeremiah Deen
running up and
down the aisles
and dancing
in church
is still in Sierra Leone: whenever
she had money to spare, Zainab
would send it home to her.
“We met at the New Life
Ministries church six years ago,”
says Palmer. “When she fell
pregnant, Zainab asked me if I’d
be her mother. She used to call
me Mummy and, before she had
Jeremiah, would spend all her
time at my house,” said Palmer.
“I was with her in hospital when
she gave birth.
“I last spoke to her a week before
the fire. She had toothache and was
very quiet.”
Deen enjoyed dressing up and
liked perfumes. She had many
friends, says Palmer, but often felt
unsafe and sad.
More than anything, she wanted
to settle down; to have a stable
life, with a job, a partner and good
friends. Religion was central to her
and she attended a lot of different
churches – searching, Palmer says,
for somewhere she could fit in and
feel at home.
“She was a very nice person,”
says Palmer. “She tried to have
stable relationships and lead a good
life. She would help people from
the church, sweeping and cleaning
for them. Her flat was always very
clean and tidy. She took pride in
her home.”
She is survived by two daughters.
Jeremiah Deen was just two when he
died in the Grenfell Tower fire. He was a
happy child who loved music, according
to Lucinder Palmer, a family friend.
Palmer remembers him dancing in
church, running up and down the aisles.
He was adored by his mother, Zainab
Deen, a Sierra Leonean national brought
to the UK by her father when she was
a child. Palmer, who was present at
Jeremiah’s birth, says he and his mother
were inseparable. “He wouldn’t leave
her for one minute and she wouldn’t
leave him,” she says. “He gave her the
stability she’d been searching for. They
were very close.”
▼ Berkti Haftom, pictured with her
son, Biruk, was born in Eritrea, but
had put down deep roots in London
▲ Biruk Haftom
▲ Berkti Haftom
Floor: 18
Age: 12
Nationality: British
“He was so savvy, you could almost
have an adult conversation with him”
Floor: 18
Age: 29
Nationality: Eritrean
“She was the life and soul, she used to
crack us up”
“We get two types of student,”
says Hamid el-Ouahabi, a learning
mentor and sports coach at Oxford
Gardens primary school in north
Kensington, where Biruk Haftom
was a pupil from age three to 11.
“When they’ve left the school and
they see us in the area they are either
really shy, or they’re exactly as they
used to be.”
Biruk was the second type, he
says, and would shout out his old
teacher’s name from across the road,
before crossing over to swap news
and high fives.
Biruk was an easygoing and
well-liked student, says Sophie
O’Neill, one of his former teachers,
and showed determination in his
schoolwork, especially in maths.
But football was his passion and
he would write the name of the
Brazilian star Neymar on all his
test papers.
Mature beyond his years,
Biruk was comfortable making
his way around the neighbourhood
on his own when his mother was
at work.
He is remembered for his
distinctive chuckle and beaming
smile. “He was extremely savvy,
you could almost have an adult
conversation with him,” says
Ouahabi, whose son was friends
with Biruk.
In a statement, Biruk’s family
said: “Biruk was a loving, purehearted boy, wise beyond his years
and known for his politeness, kind
heart and his love for his family
and friends.
“Berkti [his mother] and Biruk
left an everlasting legacy full
of lovely memories and their
contagious laughter and charisma
will live in our hearts for ever.”
Berkti Haftom is remembered
by those who knew her for her
vivid, upbeat approach to life and
dedicated parenting of her 12-yearold son, Biruk. Born and brought up
in Eritrea, she lived in Italy before
settling in London, but over the past
decade had put down deep roots in
north Kensington.
Still a teenager when she became
a mother, as a single parent she
took a strong interest in her son’s
education and was well regarded
by his teachers. Paul Enright, who
taught Biruk in primary school, says
she closely tracked his academic
progress and arranged after-school
tutoring. Colleagues at the cafe in
Holland Park where she worked parttime, serving food, drinks and icecreams, remember her talking about
her son all the time.
Adegboyega Phillips, her manager
there until she left for another job in
2016, says his concerns about gaps
in her English evaporated when she
worked a trial shift. “She made it
work for herself basically,” he says,
her warmth and liveliness more than
making up for any lapses in grammar.
“She was the life and soul, she used
to crack us up a lot.”
As well as a sister in London,
she had a group of close female
friends, and Biruk’s father was still
in touch. She belonged to an Eritrean
Orthodox Christian church. She had a
vulnerable side, and Phillips says she
used to cry easily when colleagues
were especially kind to her.
Particular about her appearance,
she worked out at the gym, and
was fond of wearing bright colours,
high heels and painted nails. In
photographs with Biruk, their
closeness is clear. They were lovely
people, says Enright, combining
good humour with a palpable sense
of purpose.
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▲ Fathia Ali Ahmed
Floor: 23
Age: 73
Nationality: Sudanese
“Her flat was beautiful, always full
of people”
It’s a long way from the deserts of
western Sudan to the high rises of
western London. Fathia Alsanousi
was equally at home in both, a
teacher and mother who managed to
make a second life for herself in exile
once the first had become untenable.
Alsanousi was something of
a diaspora matriarch, and there
were few London-based Sudanese
who didn’t know of her. Working
tirelessly to secure the future of
her five children, she taught Arabic
and art, upcycled handbags and
shoes, designed Sudanese thubes
– a garment like a sari – and threw
open the doors of her 23rd-floor flat
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on the slightest social pretext. “Her
flat was beautiful, always full of
people,” says Wafa Hussein Osman,
who knew Alsanousi for almost 30
years. “Whenever we went there we
found a new plant, a new vase, she
loved antiques.”
Alsanousi was born in Kordofan,
south-west Sudan, when it was still a
British colony. She taught in primary
schools all over the country, latterly
in Khartoum. She married an army
officer and they had five children.
Friends are unclear on the
circumstances of her departure
but she claimed political asylum
in Britain in the early 1990s and
busied herself into her new life.
She started language lessons,
found work in a packaging factory
and taught Sudanese children in
Saturday school. “She was a very
happy woman,” Osman recalls. “She
was the pillar of the community in
London, sort of like our godmother.”
Her three older children studied
in Europe, but the two younger
ones, Abufras and Esra, were not yet
teenagers when they arrived in the
UK and went to British schools.
Esra was still living with her
mother as of June last year; Abufras
was visiting on the night of the fire.
Both died with their mother. “She
had this soul,” says Osman. “She
had this huge laugh with everyone
around her. It was infectious.”
Abufras Ibrahim
Floor: 23
Age: 39
Nationality: Sudanese
“He was very supportive to his mum,
always caring about her”
Abufras Ibrahim was barely a
teenager when he was uprooted
from his home in Khartoum, moving
to London with his mother and sister
in the 1990s. He grew up as much
British as Sudanese, a diligent child
with a head for business. He was one
of the few Grenfell victims who did
not live in the tower: he was visiting
his mother and his sister on the night
of the fire to break the Ramadan fast.
“He was a lovely boy,” says Wafa
Hussein Osman. “He was a very hard
worker, but very supportive to his
mum, always caring about her.”
Ibrahim, 39, who lived in west
London, was believed to have been
running a shop with one of his two
elder brothers.
Esra Ibrahim
Floor: 23
Age: 35
Nationality: Sudanese
“She was a very sweet kid, she was
really kind”
Esra Ibrahim was the youngest of
five children born in Sudan to Fathia
Alsanousi and her army officer
husband. She moved to London with
her mother while still a young girl.
The family rarely spoke about why
they left Sudan.
Because she was just nine at the
time, Ibrahim grew up feeling more
British than Sudanese, friends say,
and was a sweet girl who looked
after her mother and was still living
with her in Grenfell Tower.
“She was like a little British girl,”
says the family friend Wafa Hussein
Osman, whose daughter was close
to Ibrahim. “They don’t have any
Sudanese accent. They dress British,
but when we go to weddings or other
events, Esra always tried to wear
the traditional clothes. Her mother
designed them. She was interested
in the culture.”
Ibrahim, 35, worked in public
relations and occasionally revisited
the land of her birth.
“She was a very sweet kid, she was
really kind,” says Osman.
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‘She was very beautiful and caring. I knew
exactly why my son wanted to be with her.
They had a great love between them‘
Marco Gottardi’s mother on Gloria Trevisan
▼ Hesham Rahman
Trevisan and
Marco Gottardi
moved to
London from
northern Italy
in March 2017
Floor: 23
Age: 57
Nationality: Egyptian
“He was so proud of that flat”
Hesham Rahman had lived in
Grenfell Tower for almost five years.
“He was so proud of that flat,” says
his nephew Karim Mussilhy. “I
remember when he first got it – all
the furniture he bought, and how
much effort he put into decorating.”
Rahman’s extended family has
longstanding links to the area
around the tower and he was thrilled
to get an apartment on the top floor.
Born in Cairo, Rahman emigrated
to the UK aged 18 with his aunt and
her husband, who cared for him
after he became estranged from his
father’s family. “My nan saw him as
her son, and he has been for the past
40 years,” says Mussilhy, who says
Rahman was a father figure for him:
“He gave me advice about my first
job, and about girls.”
Rahman, 57, had diabetes, which
caused him to have trouble walking,
making it harder for him to leave
his flat and carry on his mobile
hairdressing business.
He is remembered by his family
and the community as a tirelessly
generous man, always stuffing the
pockets of children in the family
with sweets and pocket money.
“At the mosque we went to in
Shepherd’s Bush, he would arrive
with his walking stick and grab
chairs for the elderly and disabled,”
says Mussilhy. “He’d grab so many
that he’d have to stand outside
himself. He was that type of guy.”
Mussilhy laughs remembering his
uncle as “the banter of the family”.
Rahman was a joker, but, Mussilhy
says, he did not talk usually about
his feelings. However, on social
media he found a new form of selfexpression, often writing poems in
Arabic. He posted in 2016: “My will,
for who will remember me one day
… to remember my presence before
my departure. I hope to see a smile
on everyone’s face when I’m gone,
a prayer from the heart. I refuse to
accept tears, crying or flowers on my
grave, or even sadness.”
Logan Gomes
Floor: 21
Nationality: British
Logan Gomes was stillborn in
hospital the day after the Grenfell
Tower fire. His mother, Andreia,
who was seven months pregnant,
lived on the 21st floor with her
husband, Marcio, and two children.
Police officially recorded the infant
as a victim of the fire.
▼ Denis Murphy
Floor: 14
Age: 56
Nationality: Irish
“We feel lucky and
blessed that he was
part of our family”
▲ Gloria Trevisan
Floor: 23
Age: 26
Nationality: Italian
“She tiptoed into our lives … as we
got to know her, she was a ray of
A flair for drawing and a love of
conservation meant Gloria Trevisan
did not have to search for long to
find work as an architect. But she
was modest about her work, friends
and relatives recall.
A shy person, when she first met
the parents of her boyfriend, Marco
Gottardi, she hid behind their
huge kitchen fridge, embarrassed
because she had been brought back
to the house overnight.
“She tiptoed into our lives … but
as we got to know her, she was a
ray of light,” says Marco’s mother,
Daniela. “She was very beautiful
and caring. I knew exactly why my
son wanted to be with her. They
had a great love between them,
she always had her arms wrapped
around him.”
The 26-year-old from Camposampiero in northern Italy had
moved to London with Gottardi in
March 2017. The pair spent their
first couple of weeks in the city
doing an English-language course
before setting out to find work.
Trevisan was quickly snapped up
by Peregrine Bryant Architecture.
At the time of the Grenfell Tower
fire, she had been with the studio
in south-west London for less than
two weeks, assigned to work on a
refurbishment of the Grade I-listed
Soane Stables buildings at the Royal
Chelsea hospital.
The practice set up an annual
scholarship in the couple’s honour.
Called the Gloria e Marco award,
it will support a graduate from
the university they attended,
Università Iuav di Venezia, to come
to the UK to learn more about
▲ Marco Gottardi
Floor: 23
Age: 27
Nationality: Italian
“That night he was serene; he tried to
keep his parents and girlfriend calm”
As a schoolboy, Marco Gottardi was
already such an altruist that he once
deliberately underperformed in a set
of exams so he did not outshine his
“He never wanted to be the centre
of attention,” says his father, Gianni.
People who knew Marco describe
him invariably as a gentleman,
selfless, and as a “man from a
different era” who valued tradition.
“He wished he’d lived during the
1970s,” says his mother, Daniela.
“He used to say that those were
better times.”
Gottardi grew up in San Stino di
Livenza, a small town in northern
Italy. He was passionate about ice
skating from an early age, winning
several competitions before
discovering football and becoming
a loyal Juventus fan. He was an
only child but was rarely alone,
relishing the company of others.
His parents often hosted parties,
whether to celebrate his birthday,
the end of the school year or his
Gottardi studied quantity
surveying before settling on
architecture. Along with his
girlfriend of three years, Gloria
Trevisan, the 27-year-old moved
to London in March 2017 to move
forward with his career and to learn
English. The couple planned the
move meticulously, and despite
arriving without work, they were
quickly hired.
After a tiring search, they were
also relieved to find an apartment
they adored on the 23rd floor of
Grenfell Tower, moving in less than
two months before the fire.
“They did everything all by
themselves, and they succeeded,”
says Gianni.
As the couple embarked on their
new lives, they kept their families
updated via a WhatsApp group,
sending photos of themselves
around the city, among new friends,
eating fish and chips and drinking
beer – a first for Gottardi.
He was seen as calm, collected
and sensitive to the feelings of
others, traits he maintained during
a call home before he died. “He
told us there was smoke but was
certain the rescuers would arrive.
He was serene; he tried to keep
his parents and girlfriend calm,”
says Gianni.
The couple had been due to travel
home to celebrate Gottardi’s 28th
birthday on 26 June.
His parents have established
a foundation called Grenfellove
Marco and Gloria, which they
hope will help other young Italians
get a good start in life. “They were
two people who had the great
strength to start a professional path
abroad all by themselves,” says
Gianni Gottardi. “By setting this up,
we can help others and remember
them always.”
Denis Murphy was a longtime
Grenfell Tower resident who grew
up in London after his mother,
Anne, moved to Britain from
Limerick in Ireland.
A Chelsea supporter, Murphy
was remembered in a 56th-minute
ovation at Stamford Bridge last
September, days before his
funeral. His family did not wish
to say any more about his life
to the Guardian, but issued a
statement after his death was
“To us he was an inspiration and
an amazing, selfless, caring person
and we feel lucky and blessed that
he was part of our family, and his
warmth and love will stay with us
forever. What really matters to us is
what he stood for – family, friends,
community, loyalty and love – and
our lives will never be the same
without him.”
▼ Raymond Bernard
Floor: 23
Age: 63
not known
“Gone but not
Friends describe the 63-year-old,
who lived on the top floor of Grenfell
Tower with his king charles spaniel,
Marley, as caring and loving.
His family declined a request to
speak more about his life for this
“Gone but not forgotten, you
are so dearly loved by us all and
will sadly be missed by many. May
you rest in eternal peace, with love
always,” they said in a statement at
the time his death was confirmed.
“When he sees photos of his
grandfather, he says: ‘Fire.
Bad fire.’ It breaks my heart.’”
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Welsh opera company
celebrates suffragette
Steven Morris
The extraordinary but largely forgotten story of a Welsh suffragette who
was jailed for blowing up a postbox,
survived a shipwreck and played a key
role in the fight to allow women into
the House of Lords is being celebrated
in a series of music events and talks.
Despite a life full of adventure as
well as political activism, Margaret
Haig Thomas – Lady Rhondda – is not
even a well-known figure in her native
south Wales. A blue plaque on the
red-brick house nearest the postbox
in Newport that she targeted is one of
the few nods to her.
But her story is being celebrated
by Welsh National Opera in a music
hall-style piece called Rhondda Rips
It Up! that opens in Newport next
month before touring the UK, including two nights at the Hackney Empire
in London.
WNO will also host a symposium in
Newport on the challenges faced by
women in the classical music world
and is leading community events
including helping local schoolchildren create and perform their own
25-minute piece of musical theatre
focusing on protest, rebellion and
human rights. Lisa Davies, a producer
for the WNO working on the community outreach aspect of the project,
admitted she had not heard of Lady
Rhondda before becoming involved.
“But the more I read her, the more
she blows my mind,” she said. “She
should be an icon for so many. When
WNO started thinking about Lady
Rhondda it was relevant because of
the 100th anniversary [of some women
getting the vote]. I think she is becoming more relevant with the #MeToo
Lady Rhondda has also just made it
on to a shortlist of candidates for the
first statue of a woman in Cardiff. “I’d
vote for her,” said Davies.
Born in 1883, Lady Rhondda was
the daughter of a Liberal politician
with coal, shipping and publishing interests. She became secretary
of the Newport branch of Emmeline
Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union, attended demonstrations
across the country, gave stirring
speeches and wrote for the press, and
founded the feminist weekly magazine, Time and Tide.
In 1915 she was returning from the
US on board the ocean liner Lusitania
when it was hit by a German torpedo
and sunk. She clung on to a wooden
board and survived.
After her father’s death she inherited his title but was not allowed to sit
in the Lords. Lady Rhondda fought
against the ban and the first women
▲ Lady Rhondda blew up a postbox
were allowed into the Lords in 1958,
the year of her death.
Her most striking act, however, was
blowing up the postbox on Risca Road
in Newport in June 1913 with a homemade device. She was tried at the
session house in Usk and jailed after
refusing to pay the fine. She went on
hunger strike while in prison.
In the WNO production, the soprano
Lesley Garrett will guide the audience
through the story of Lady Rhondda as
master of ceremonies in a character
based on real-life pioneering music
hall entertainer Vesta Tilley, a female
compere impersonating a male.
Garrett said: “This is a great celebration of a wonderful woman. She
was a pioneer; Wales’s equivalent of
Emmeline Pankhurst. All women in
Britain should be grateful to her. It
is an honour to be a part of a work
that celebrates powerful women and
their inspired quest for emancipation,
liberation and respect.”
In with
a bang
Sarah Mullally
knocks on
the door
of St Paul’s
with her
crosier during
a ceremony
to install her
as the first
female Bishop
of London.
She is the
133rd holder
of the post.
Stage invasion
during UK’s
Press Association
Eurovision’s operator is investigating
how a protester managed to storm the
stage during the UK’s performance
and snatch a microphone from singer
The European Broadcasting Union
(EBU) said an inquiry was “already
under way” into the seven-second
incident, which left the 29-yearold contestant clapping helplessly
SuRie chose not to perform again
after the intruder brought her rendition of Storm to a halt and shouted
about “Nazis of the UK media”, adding: “We demand freedom.”
He was being questioned by police
in Lisbon, Portugal, where this year’s
contest was held.
Shedding new light on the security
breach, a spokesman for the EBU said
the man gained access to the stage by
climbing into the camera run. He then
reached the main stage via the bridge,
pursued by security.
“He was removed off stage after
seven seconds and is being questioned
by police. We take security very seriously, and an investigation into what
happened is already under way.”
Unfortunately for SuRie, the drama
did not elicit enough support from the
European public to make a mark on
the contest. She came 24th out of 26
entries in the contest, which was won
by Israel’s Netta with her song, Toy.
The BBC said an average of 6.9 million viewers watched the show on
BBC1 in the UK, although numbers
peaked at 8.1 million.
After several seconds of confusion during the stage invasion, SuRie
resumed her song and finished to
rapturous applause. She tweeted:
“Well, I’ve always said anything can
happen at Eurovision … I’m so proud
of my performance tonight. I gave it
my very best.”
Graham Norton, anchoring the
BBC’s coverage, said: “We don’t know
why he stormed the stage but it doesn’t
matter, you don’t hijack someone’s
hard-earned moment in the spotlight,
no matter what your cause.”
▲ The moment a protester invaded
the stage and snatched SuRie’s mic
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Citizenship fees for UK-born teenagers risk
fresh Windrush-style scandal, warns Khan
Jessica Elgot
Young people born in Britain are being
denied access to education or employment because of £1,000 fees to gain
citizenship, Sadiq Khan has said.
The mayor of London warned that
the government “may face another
Windrush-style scandal” as he called
for the “astronomically high fees” to
be scrapped.
Most of the young people involved
arrived with their parents as babies
or small children, or were born in the
UK to immigrant parents. Many do not
realise they do not have secure status
until they apply for education after
they turn 18 and are rejected because
they cannot access funding or student
loans. Without settled status, universities class them as international
students, charging them tens of thousands of pounds.
Young adults may also find themselves unable to rent a home, access
healthcare, open bank accounts or
start a job. More than 159,000 Londoners aged 24 and under were affected
in 2007. Khan is commissioning new
research to see how immigration
restrictions introduced in the past decade have affected the numbers.
“The recent Windrush scandal has
shone a light on an immigration system that is simply unfit for purpose,”
the mayor said. “These young Londoners have lived most, if not all, of their
lives in this country.”
He said it was shameful that young
people, many born in Britain, were
being barred from working or learning. The mayor said the government
“profit on their circumstances, despite
the amazing contribution they make
to our city and our country”.
The cost for a child to register as
a British citizen is £1,012 and for an
adult to naturalise their citizenship
is £1,330. The charity Citizens UK has
calculated that about £640 of the fee is
profit and £372 covers administration
costs. Those who were not born in the
UK but arrived as young children face
additional immigration fees of £8,521
over a 10-year period.
NHS paying
£1.5bn a year
to employ
nursing staff
of leaving their job if their situation
did not improve.
Meanwhile, applications to study
nursing at university have fallen by
about a third since 2017, when bursaries for nursing degrees were abolished
and replaced with student loans.
Brexit has also contributed to a
growing recruitment crisis. Since the
EU referendum of June 2016, there has
been a 28% increase in the number of
EU nurses leaving Britain. Overseas
applications for nursing roles have
fallen by 87% in the past 12 months.
The study suggests that offering
more flexible training, including distance learning, could help ease the
problem, and urges a more consistent use of newly introduced degree
Meanwhile, nurses say they are
having to turn patients away from
short-staffed sexual health clinics,
leading to fears over a drop in infection
testing. Overstretched resources mean
the public are being left unprotected,
according to the RCN, which launches
a report today as sexual health experts
warn that budget cuts have brought
services to a “tipping point”.
The RCN found that the number
of 18- to 24-year-olds being tested for
chlamydia, the most common disease,
has fallen by close to half a million in
the five years since the government
transferred public health services to
local authorities. Despite a 25% fall in
tests, recent figures recorded a higher
level of positive diagnoses, now at
128,000 cases a year.
The past five years coincided with
what the RCN described as detrimental
changes to commissioning of services,
funding reductions and a “dangerous”
recruitment freeze.
An RCN survey of more than 600
sexual health nurses found severe
understaffing, with too few nurses,
inadequate skills and little access to
training. Nurses reported having to
turn patients away, a lack of clinics,
low morale and a “tick-box” culture.
Alexandra Topping
The NHS is spending £1.46bn a year on
temporary nursing staff to cope with
shortages, new research has found.
The NHS in England has a shortfall
of 40,000 nurses, according to the
Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
A report from the Open University,
Tackling the Nursing Shortage, says
the £1.46bn could pay for 66,000 qualified registered nurses.
NHS trusts paid for an additional
79m hours of registered nurses’ time in
2017 – at a premium rate 61% above the
hourly rate of a newly qualified registered nurse in full-time employment.
If existing gaps were permanently
filled, trusts could save as much as
£560m a year, the report says.
Jan Draper, professor of nursing at
the Open University, said: “Relying on
temporary nurses to plug gaps is just
sticking a plaster over the problem,
and costs considerably more than if
vacancies were filled permanently.
“The sector is facing challenging
times. We know that poor retention and
low recruitment results in inefficiencies and ultimately puts patient care at
risk, so it’s vital that we look to a more
strategic and sustainable approach.”
Janet Davies, general secretary of
the RCN, said the report exposed the
“utter false economy” in NHS staffing.
“Shortsightedness in recent years
has left tens of thousands of unfilled
nurse jobs, to the severe detriment of
patient care,” she said.
“Workforce planning has been
ineffective and dictated by the state of
finances, not the needs of patients. It
is further proof that cost-cutting plans
saved no money at all and, instead,
increased agency costs, recruitment
fees and the sickness absence bill
through rising stress.”
Retention of nursing staff has
become a significant problem for the
NHS, with 70% of newly qualified
nurses quitting their NHS trust within
a year of qualification.
The study also found that 34% of
registered nurses were unhappy in
their current role – with 35% thinking
▲ Temporary nurses cost the NHS
61% more an hour than full-timers
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Former equalities minister
favoured extending civil
partnerships to all couples
Owen Bowcott
Legal affairs correspondent
A confidential report drawn up for
the former equalities minister Justine Greening proposed extending civil
partnerships to opposite sex couples
and building “a consensus for legislation”, according to internal policy
documents seen by the Guardian.
The briefing has emerged before an
attempt at the supreme court today
by a London couple, Charles Keidan
and Rebecca Steinfeld, to overturn
the government’s refusal to enable
heterosexual partners to enter such
legal arrangements. Only same-sex
couples may become civil partners.
The 10-page document, marked
“sensitive”, was drafted in spring 2017
by civil servants working for Greening when she was education secretary
and minister for women and equalities. She resigned in January this year
during a cabinet reshuffle.
The memorandum shows that plans
were well advanced to concede to
Steinfeld and Keidan’s legal campaign.
Entitled Options for Extending Civil
Partnerships to Opposite Sex Couples,
its recommendation was to “pursue a handout bill in the 4th session
(2018-19) to extend civil partnerships
to opposite sex couples, subject to the
policy issues in this submission being
“There are some complex changes
that will need to be worked through
here, particularly around pensions and
devolution,” it said. “We do not think
that most of these will be a permanent
barrier to extending civil partnerships
to opposite sex couples, but it will take
some time to work through these consequences before changing the law.”
It noted there could be a £3.3bn
bill to equalise occupational pension
rights, that three references would
need to be changed in the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and that work should
be done on recognising foreign opposite sex partnerships. It urged efforts
be made to “build a consensus and
smooth the passage of legislation
through the House [of Commons]”.
In the three and a half years since
Steinfeld and Keidan launched their
claim, they have had two children,
which has reinforced their belief in
the importance of their campaign.
“It’s the fastest growing family
type,” said Keidan. “The way for the
government to take responsibility is
to give those couples the opportunity
to form civil partnerships.”
There are 3.3 million unmarried, cohabiting couples in the UK who have
no legal partnership rights.
Steinfeld said: “This is a pro-family measure and people from across
the political spectrum have called for
civil partnerships to be recognised.”
The two also realise they are not
▲ Charles Keidan and Rebecca
Steinfeld are taking their fight for a
civil partnership to the supreme court
‘Couples up and
down the country
want to form civil
Charles Keidan
alone. “We hear from couples up and
down the country who want to form
civil partnerships,” said Keidan, who
edits a magazine about philanthropy.
“Many have been together far longer
than us.”
An online petition calling for civil
partnerships to be open to all has so
far attracted 127,000 signatures.
The couple lost in the high court
and in the court of appeal by a margin of two judges to one but the ruling
warned that, in the long run, the government’s wait-and-see approach was
discriminatory, “with one legal regime
for different-sex couples but two legal
regimes for same-sex couples will
ultimately be unsustainable”.
The only jurisdiction in the British Isles that permits opposite-sex
civil partnerships is the Isle of Man.
Some couples have travelled there for
ceremonies but their unions are not
recognised in the UK. Other countries,
such as South Africa, New Zealand
and Holland, allow couples to choose
either civil partnership or marriage.
Abolishing civil partnerships for
same-sex couples to end the discrimination could mean dissolving legal
ties that unite 63,000 gay couples –
a course of action that would trigger
political furore and legal uncertainty.
The women and equalities minister is the international development
secretary, Penny Mordaunt. Her
department declined to comment on
her predecessor’s policy document.
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hints she will
quit if Labour
do not expel
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Jessica Elgot
Political correspondent
Shami Chakrabarti has hinted that she
may quit the Labour frontbench if Ken
Livingstone is not expelled from the
party at his next disciplinary hearing.
The shadow attorney general, who
led an inquiry on antisemitism and
racism in the party, said she did not
believe there were any circumstances
where the party’s disciplinary panel
could decide not to expel Livingstone.
The former mayor of London, who
is suspended after claims he made
about Adolf Hitler’s supposed support for Zionism, is expected to face
his latest disciplinary hearing within
three months.
“I’m sorry to say it but I don’t believe
that Ken Livingstone can any longer be
in the Labour party,” Lady Chakrabarti
said when asked about Livingstone’s
case on the BBC’s Sunday Politics.
The Labour peer said she would
have to “look at the rationale” before
deciding how to respond, when asked
if she would step down from the frontbench, but said she found it “very
difficult to see that any rational decision-maker, in the light of what has
happened in the last two years, could
find a place for Mr Livingstone in our
party at this moment”.
Chakrabarti is the latest member
of the shadow cabinet to call for
Livingstone’s expulsion, following
Emily Thornberry and Nia Griffith.
Jeremy Corbyn has said the party’s
disciplinary process must be allowed
to take its course without interference.
Separately, the frontrunner to be
Labour’s candidate in the Lewisham
East byelection, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah,
quit the contest. Opoku-Gyimah, head
of equality at the PCS union, said
“the unexpected happened” despite
preparing to launch her campaign
yesterday. “It has not been an easy
or happy decision for me not to put
myself forward” she said on Twitter.
Comments by Opoku-Gyimah comparing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
to the Holocaust were unearthed by
the Guido Fawkes blog at the weekend.
Labour chiefs have delayed the
Lewisham East selection meeting to
give a chance for more candidates to
put themselves forward.
Gove sceptical about
May’s customs model
as Tories remain split
Jessica Elgot
Political correspondent
Michael Gove cast fresh doubt on the
possibility of a breakthrough in the
cabinet’s customs deadlock, saying
there were “significant question
marks” about a customs partnership.
The environment secretary said
Theresa May’s preferred customs
partnership model had flaws and
needed to be tested.
Gove indicated he had some
sympathy with criticism of the proposal by the foreign secretary, Boris
Johnson, who called it “crazy” last
week. “Because it’s novel, because
no model like this exists, there have
to be significant questions about the
deliverability of it on time,” he told the
BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.
“More than that, the NCP [new
customs partnership] requires the
British government to, in effect, act
as the tax collector and very possibly
the effective deliverer of regulation
for the EU.”
Brexiters prefer a model known
as “max fac”, which would rely on
technology for customs checks with
limited friction on the Northern
Irish border. Gove admitted cabinet
ministers remained conflicted about
both proposals, saying: “ There is
agreement that neither of these two
models is absolutely perfect.”
The cabinet’s Brexit subcommittee will meet tomorrow but is not
expected to emerge with a compromise. A government source suggested
▲ Michael Gove said there were major
question marks about May’s plans
the two groups of cabinet ministers, set
up last week to thrash out arguments
for both proposals, needed to be given
time to work through them.
The health secretary, Jeremy
Hunt, expressed frustration with
the deadlock and counter-briefings.
Asked if he was one of the ministers
threatening to block the new customs
partnership model, said to be the
prime minister’s preferred option, he
said: “I’m backing the prime minister.
I think we have to trust Theresa May.
“You can’t iron out every single
detail of a negotiating position in
public,” he told LBC. “It’s going to be
bumpy because it’s a different course
to the way we were going to go but
we’ve got to have some confidence
and trust in her.”
The former cabinet minister
Stephen Crabb said: “There is a growing concern on the backbenches about
how entrenched some of the positions
in the cabinet seem to have become,”
he told the BBC.
“The vast majority of Conservative
MPs don’t see this question of a
customs union as some kind of
ideological cage fight.” He said that
cabinet ministers who refused to
budge may find that “parliament will
be making the decisions for them”.
Under the customs partnership
model, the UK would collect tariffs on
behalf of the EU and its backers believe
it would go some way to solving the
issue with the Irish border.
Brexiters prefer the “maximum
facilitation” model that relies on as-yet
undeveloped technology to minimise
border checks, which critics say cannot resolve the Irish border issue and
would require lengthy development.
Gove said he would not back any
delay to the UK leaving the customs
union beyond the transition period
to allow new border technology to be
developed. “The critical thing is to
meet that deadline. My experience in
government reinforces my belief that
we need to make sure we deliver things
at pace,” he said.
Ireland’s foreign minister, Simon
Coveney, said there had been a clear
commitment from May that there
would be no border infrastructure.
He said any backtracking would mean
“a very difficult summer for these
negotiations if that happens”.
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Royal Academy Redrawn halls
bring light to hidden life of art
neighbour, 6 Burlington Gardens,
for the first time. Visitors will be able
to walk from Piccadilly to Mayfair,
via a subterranean vault, with an
enticing glimpse of the RA Schools’
art studios, to a suite of galleries,
a lecture theatre, cafes and shops.
What Chipperfield describes
as his “diagnostic, punctual
interventions” range from simply
stripping back and whitewashing
some spaces, to inserting a bridge
between the buildings that punches
through one of the school’s walls.
Before conservationists cry heresy,
it is a fitting disruption to the
workmanlike studios, themselves
housed in a lean-to shed of exposed
steel beams and rivets.
One of the happiest consequences
of the need to link the two buildings
is that the messy, energetic life of
the RA Schools is now present. From
Burlington House visitors walk via
a brick-vaulted corridor to a former
studio before heading through
Chipperfield’s momentous concrete
portal and into Burlington Gardens.
British tourists freed after being
taken hostage in Congolese park
been linked to broader political instability in the DRC.
Johnson said: “I am delighted to
announce that two British nationals
who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been
released. I pay tribute to the DRC
authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their
tireless help during this terrible case.
“My thoughts are now with the
family of Virunga park ranger Rachel
Makissa Baraka, who was killed during
the kidnapping, and with the injured
driver and the released British nationals as they recover from this traumatic
incident,” he said.
A statement issued by the park
authorities said that the men and
Oliver Wainwright
he architect Sir David
Chipperfield would
be quite happy if
you visited his £56m
expansion of the Royal
Academy of Arts and
couldn’t quite tell what he had
done. Unlike the British Museum’s
Great Court or Tate Modern’s Switch
House, the illustrious Piccadilly
pile in central London celebrates
its 250th birthday with less of a
flashy architectural statement than
a series of discrete acts of corrective
surgery – which, together, promise
to transform the entire institution.
“I’m hoping this might take
us from one star in the Michelin
Guide to two or three,” says Charles
Saumarez Smith, the RA’s chief
executive. “We’ve never really been
a destination for cultural tourists
before, as there hasn’t been much to
see between the big shows.”
He hopes that will change, with
70% more public space excavated
from the institution’s two-acre
campus using intricate stitches and
connections that bring a sense of
coherence to the rambling complex.
The anniversary project has
seen the RA’s historic home of
Burlington House linked to its rear
Ben Quinn
Two British men and a local driver who
were taken hostage on Friday in one of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s national parks have been released.
The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, paid tribute to the DRC authorities
and the Congolese Institute for Nature
Conservation yesterday for their help
in securing their release.
A female park ranger who was travelling with the pair was fatally injured
when the men and their Congolese
driver were seized during a visit to the
Virunga national park, a gorilla sanctuary in the east of the country.
A number of kidnappings have
taken place over the past six weeks
in the park, which is home to about
a quarter of the world’s remaining
mountain gorillas. They come against
the backdrop of rising violence across
the province of North Kivu, which has
▼ The bridge between RA buildings;
below, a cross-section of the complex
Such a brazen move was not
straightforward. “Knocking a hole
through a brick wall is easy,” says
Chipperfield. “Negotiating with an
institution like this is very complex.
It was a lengthy process of territorial
land-swapping between the
different tribes.”
The politicking was worth it.
Once across the bridge, you discover
Burlington Gardens has been
transformed. Built as the Italianate
headquarters of the University of
London in 1870, the building was
acquired by the RA in 2001 and
has been used occasionally for
exhibitions, but never much loved.
The grand staircase and ceremonial
corridors have always outbalanced
the rather perfunctory rooms.
Chipperfield’s approach feels just
right. Former labs and offices have
been opened up, their raw stone
floors revealed, roof lights reinstated
and a new floor inserted in a former
void to create a continuous run
of three galleries, where Tacita
Dean’s powerful opening show on
landscape sets the tone. The west
wing has been turned into a free
gallery for the permanent collection.
Next door, the conservation
architect Julian Harrap has been
allowed to let rip in the senate
rooms, returning them to their
polychromatic glory as the theatrical
setting for a bar.
Finally, the masterful highlight
is the lecture theatre. A modern
interpretation of an operating
theatre of the kind where dissections
would have taken place. When the
room opens next week, it seems apt
that the first specimen on the table
will be Chipperfield, whose surgical
interventions have given this
unwieldy place a new lease of life.
their driver were receiving support and
medical attention. Baraka, one of the
park’s 26 female rangers, died in hospital from injuries sustained on Friday.
No details were provided about
the circumstances in which the men
were released. Congolese soldiers
had been conducting an operation
to locate them after the unidentified
armed men ambushed the group north
of Goma, the capital of DRC’s North
Kivu province.
The Foreign Office advises against
all but essential travel to the cities of
Goma and Bukavu. The advice adds:
“Opportunities for gorilla trekking in
the Virunga national park in North
Kivu are limited, and armed groups
are sometimes active within the park.”
Millions have
had ability to
cope affected
by stress
Denis Campbell
Health policy editor
Three in four Britons have been so
stressed at least once over the past year
that they felt overwhelmed or unable
to cope, according to the biggest survey into stress.
Stress can be so damaging to wellbeing that one in three people have
been left feeling suicidal, and one in
six have self-harmed as a direct result
of being affected, the findings show.
Mental health experts said the huge
number of people seriously affected
should prompt employers, NHS staff
and ministers to provide more help.
Paul Farmer, chief executive of the
mental health charity Mind, said it was
staggering that a third of people had
felt suicidal because of stress.
“More must be done to support
people at the earliest possible stage
so that stress does not spiral into an
overwhelming and damaging situation,” he said.
The survey results are significant
because of the large number of participants – 4,619 adults – and the fact that
those who took part in the research,
undertaken by YouGov for the Mental Health Foundation thinktank, were
representative of the UK population
as a whole.
Isabella Goldie, from the foundation, said: “Stress is one of the great
public health challenges of our time
but it is not being taken as seriously
as physical health concerns.”
Women emerged as the worst
affected by stress. While 74% of adults
said they had felt so stressed at some
point during the past year that they
were left overwhelmed or unable to
cope, 81% of women had said so compared with 67% of men.
Similarly, while 32% overall said
stress had triggered suicidal feelings,
more women (35%) than men (29%)
reported that reaction. And while 16%
had harmed themselves because of
stress, women (18%) were also disproportionately likely to say that
compared with men (13%).
Young adults are the age group most
vulnerable to stress. Overall, 83% of
18 to 24-year-olds said they had been
left overwhelmed or unable to cope,
more than the average (74%) and far
more than the prevalence among those
aged 55 or over (65%). Similarly, aboveaverage numbers of young adults felt
suicidal (39%) or self-harmed (29%).
Chronic, or long-term, stress can
affect sleep, memory and eating habits and increase the chances of irritable
bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers and
heart disease. Significant minorities of
those affected respond by overeating,
drinking, taking drugs and smoking.
It can also lead to anxiety, depression
and relapses of schizophrenia.
People who are living in poverty,
from minority communities, socially
isolated or with long-term health problems are most likely to experience
serious stress, the report says.
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n the six years since her
peppy, poppy debut album
reached No 1 in the UK, Rita
Ora has proved herself to be
queen of the side hustle. In
a world that has embraced
the gig economy, she has turned
her hand to pretty much anything,
anywhere. There have been
bipartisan judging stints on The
HMRC’s use of
debt collectors
to recoup tax
jumps by 500%
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Music review
Pop star of gig economy
delivers smart set of old
hits and new favourites
Rita Ora
Academy, Glasgow
Voice and The X Factor. She was
selected to spearhead the reboot
of America’s Next Top Model. And
in the Fifty Shades film franchise,
she had a recurring role as the kink
magnate Christian Grey’s sister,
Mia. The reward has been enviable
visibility and sustained popularity.
Even if her second album seems to
be perpetually pushed back (recent
reports suggest it will arrive in
autumn), Ora’s fast and furious work
ethic is undeniable. She recently
killed it on the Met Gala red carpet,
but you could plausibly imagine a
Deliveroo moped parked up in the
This juggling act of income
streams has included a steady drip of
Rupert Jones
The amount HM Revenue & Customs
pays to private-sector debt collectors
has risen by more than 500% in three
years, suggesting it may be stepping
up the pressure on people who cannot pay their tax bills.
The figure rose to £39.1m in 2017,
which was 62% higher than the £24.1m
monster singles, and the guaranteed
success of Ora’s smoochy new
hit Girls will see her elbow past
Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark to
claim the most Top 10 singles by
a UK solo female artist. Like Kylie
Minogue, she makes hard graft seem
effortlessly glam.
On the first night of a sold-out
UK road trip to relatively intimate
venues – her first proper tour in three
years – Ora scales things back while
still gleefully over-delivering.
There was presumably no
pressing need to take to the stage
in the swaggering, soft-butch
silhouette of a Dick Tracy trench
coat stitched together from three
different tartans, but in Glasgow she
does it anyway.
“Who’s ready to party and
bullshit with me right now?” she
yells, introducing How We Do, her
laid-back hedonistic hymn. The
audience clearly adore her, singing
along to every word of Poison, one
of the greatest yet most agitated love
declarations of modern times.
Within four songs, Ora has
ditched her big mac to reveal a
▼ Hard graft made effortlessly glam:
Rita Ora at the Academy in Glasgow
on the first night of a sold-out UK tour
dazzlingly diamante-studded yellow
tartan two-piece. For the slow jam
Body on Me, she also dismisses
her four dancers to create some
impressively Tina Turner-esque
drama using only a mic stand, a
flapping chiffon cloak and a wind
machine on full-blast.
Her standout new track, Soul
Survivor, is an unvarnished account
of being signed by Jay-Z and his label
Roc Nation, a fractious relationship
that deteriorated into a court battle.
A no-holds-barred lyric video with
conspicuous footage of a dove flying
free emphatically make Ora’s case
for emancipation.
With her second album seemingly
in stasis, Ora delivers a smartly
tailored set that barrels forward
with infectious vigour. With only a
handful of new songs, it feels like
a celebratory consolidation rather
than a vaunting reimagining.
A particular highlight is Girls:
she plucks four fans from the
crowd to jive with her onstage. She
closes with the lost-soul anthem
Anywhere, and while the “over the
hills and far away” chorus invokes
memories of nursery rhymes, it feels
more like a fairytale ending.
Academy, Manchester, 15 May.
Then touring
HMRC spent on this in 2016, according
to the accountancy firm UHY Hacker
Young, which obtained the data. The
figure has increased annually for several years: it stood at £6.2m in 2014,
then doubled to £12.5m in 2015.
Using a private debt collection
agency is one of several ways HMRC
chases outstanding taxes – it has a relationship with 12 different agencies that
can pursue debtors on its behalf – and
its strategy may be working: in October
2017, HMRC declared that unpaid tax
was at a record low as a result of a
crackdown on avoidance, evasion and
An HMRC spokesman said it had
used debt collection agencies for a
number of years as an “effective and
efficient” way to collect tax.
He added: “They operate under
strict codes of conduct to pursue debt
and we expect them to uphold those
codes at all times.”
Labour calls
time on 1928
fund set up to
pay UK debts
Dan Sabbagh
A charity that is sitting on £475m but
has never paid out a penny since it
was set up in 1928 – with the optimistic hope of paying off Britain’s national
debt – should be closed down and the
money distributed to good causes,
according to Labour.
The National Fund was set up
when an anonymous donor supplied
£500,000 (£29m in today’s money) – a
decade after Stanley Baldwin appealed
to citizens to help pay the UK’s war
debts – with a mandate to build an
endowment large enough to pay off
all the money the UK owes in one go.
But with the national debt standing
at £1.7tn, the fund’s trustees concluded
nine years ago there was no prospect
of paying off the country’s borrowings
and applied to the Charity Commission
to change its constitution so it could
donate money to charities.
The commission in turn sought the
permission of the attorney general in
2011, but the minister has failed so far
to take a final decision, prompting the
opposition to complain about the time
taken to resolve the issue.
Steve Reed, Labour’s charities
spokesman, raised the status of the
fund in parliament last week. He
told the Guardian: “This money has
sat idly for nearly a century, accumulating in value but contributing
nothing to either the national debt or
good causes. This money would help
charities feed the hungry, house the
homeless and care for the sick as well
as supporting other worthy causes.”
The delay has seen the fund’s coffers swell further, from below £250m in
2009 to £475m, according to the latest
accounts. But the Charity Commission
believes any charity in which “funds
appear to be held indefinitely is problematic” and that “the matter of the
National Fund has therefore been of
concern to us”.
The fund’s most recent accounts say
that rather than the proceeds going to
good causes, the most likely outcome
is that it would be “liquidated and
payment made to the national debt
commissioners”, part of the Treasury.
Jeremy Wright, the attorney general, told Reed in a written answer that
he accepted there was “no realistic
prospect” of the fund ever paying off
the national debt. He added that “the
intentions and wishes of the person
who originally set up the fund ... must
be respected” and promised to update
MPs shortly on what he would do next.
To release the money, and close
down the fund, the attorney general
would have to apply to the courts.
The amount sitting in the National
Fund that could go to good causes,
according to the latest accounts
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Ivanka Trump to open
new US embassy
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Violence ahead of
vote on term limits
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Paris knife
attacker was
flagged as
security risk
Kim Willsher
One family behind deadly
attacks on three churches
in Indonesia, police say
Kate Lamb and agencies
At least 11 people have been killed
and dozens injured in multiple
suicide bombings at three churches in
Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest
city, in a coordinated attack that police
said was carried out by one family.
Indonesia’s police chief, Tito
Karniavan, told reporters investigators believed one family – a husband
and wife and their four children, aged
between nine and 18 – were the perpetrators of the worst attack the country
has seen in more than a decade.
The first explosion, at the Santa
Maria Catholic church, which killed
four people, was followed by attacks
at the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal
church and GKI Diponegoro church
minutes later yesterday.
Police identified the mother as Puji
Kuswanti and said that she and her two
daughters, Fadila Sari, 12, and Pamela
Rizkita, nine, had bombed the GKI
Diponegoro church.
The family’s two teenage sons,
Yusuf, 18 and Alif, 16, rode motorcycles
close to the entrance of the Santa Maria
Catholic church, where they detonated their bombs. Their father, Dita,
drove a car bomb into the Surabaya
Centre Pentecostal church.
The blasts occurred within minutes of each other, just after 7.30am
(12.30am UK time) yesterday morning as parishioners were heading into
the churches for services.
Karniavan said he suspected the
family involved had recently returned
to Indonesia from Syria, where hundreds of Indonesians have joined
Islamic State. Isis claimed responsibility for the attacks through its media
agency, Amaq, but did not produce any
evidence for the claim.
Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo,
joined Karniavan on a visit to the scene
in Surabaya. They jointly condemned
the attacks as barbaric.
East Java’s police spokesman,
Frans Barung Mangera, said 41 injured
people had been sent to hospital,
among them two officers who had
been guarding the churches.
The coordinated attacks in the
predominantly Muslim country came
South China Sea
Indian Ocean
500 km
500 miles
▲ Police assist a woman looking for
relatives near the Pentecostal church
days before the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Indonesian intelligence agency
officials said they suspected the Isisinspired group Jemaah Ansharut
Daulah (JAD) was behind the bombings. The militant group is headed by
Indonesia’s leading Isis proponent,
Aman Abdurrahman, who is said to
have ordered the 2016 Sarinah shopping mall attack in Jakarta, which
killed eight people.
Yesterday’s attacks follow a deadly
prison riot at a maximum-security
detention facility in West Java last
week, when Islamist prisoners killed
five officers after taking them hostage.
The church attacks were probably
linked to the prison incident, said
Wawan Purwanto, the communication
director at Indonesia’s intelligence
agency, adding: “The main target is
still security authorities, but we can
say that there are alternative [targets]
if the main targets are blocked.”
Todd Elliot, a Jakarta-based security analyst from Concord Consulting,
said news of the prison riot had reverberated through jihadist networks.
“Whatever happened in Mako
Brimob has certainly reinvigorated
domestic militants,” he said. However, he added that the degree of
coordination in the church attacks
suggested they had been well planned.
French officials said the knife-wielding
attacker who killed a passerby and
injured four others in Paris on Saturday had previously been flagged
as a security risk and interviewed by
counter-terrorism police.
Khamzat Azimov, 20, struck in one
of the most popular areas of the city,
near the opera house and theatres,
before being shot dead by police.
Police said he was previously interviewed because of his contacts, not his
behaviour, and they insisted he had
shown no signs of extremism in his
everyday life or on social media.
French police took the man’s parents into custody yesterday for
questioning about his links to jihadists
in Syria and searched the family home
in northern Paris. One of Azimov’s
friends from Strasbourg, where he
grew up, was also reportedly detained
for questioning.
Azimov struck at random near
Paris’s Opéra Garnier in the city’s second arrondissement, at about 8.50pm.
Witnesses said Azimov, who was
born in Chechnya but obtained French
nationality in 2010, when his mother
was naturalised, arrived at the scene
of the attack by Métro.
Police were quick to arrive at
the scene as he walked along rue
Monsigny, a one-way street, apparently looking for victims. Panicked
diners fled terraces or took refuge
under tables inside restaurants.
Officers reportedly tried to halt him
with a stun gun, but when he continued to threaten them shot him dead.
Witnesses said Azimov shouted: “Go
ahead. Shoot. I’m going to get you.”
In the moments before, he stabbed
to death a 29-year-old man walking
in the street and injured four others.
Two of the injured were said to be in a
serious, but not life-threatening, condition in hospital.
Several witnesses claimed the
attacker cried “Allahu Akbar” as he
lunged at people. This was confirmed
by the public prosecutor, François
Molins. Isis claimed responsibility for
the attack, but offered no evidence.
Azimov had been on the Fiche-S list
of people considered a potential security risk since 2016, but was considered
a “suiveur” (follower), or secondary
figure, according to anti-terrorism
officers. He had no criminal record.
The French president, Emmanuel
Macron, said his thoughts were with
the victims, and praised the courage
of police who “neutralised the terrorist”. “France is paying in blood once
again, but it will not give one inch to
the enemies of freedom,” he wrote.
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US threatens European
firms over Iran deal
Jon Swaine
New York
Donald Trump is prepared to impose
sanctions on European companies that
do business in Iran following his withdrawal of the US from the international
nuclear deal, his administration reiterated yesterday.
Trump’s most senior foreign policy
aides signalled that the US would continue to put pressure on allies to follow
Washington in backing out of the
pact, which gave Tehran relief from
sanctions in exchange for halting its
nuclear programme.
John Bolton, Trump’s national
security adviser, predicted that “the
Europeans will see that it’s in their
interests to come along with us” rather
than continue with the 2015 deal,
under which major European corporations have signed billions of dollars
of contracts in Iran.
Asked on CNN’s State of the Union
whether that meant the Trump administration would impose sanctions
against those firms, Bolton said: “It’s
possible. It depends on the conduct of
other governments.”
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad
Javad Zarif, has embarked on a tour
of the deal’s other member states. He
spoke hopefully in Beijing alongside
Chinese officials. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said Trump’s decision
was a “violation of morals” but said
his country would remain in the deal.
“If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran
will remain in the deal despite the will
of America,” Rouhani said, in remarks
broadcast on state television.
The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, will meet his French counterpart,
Jean-Yves Le Drian, today to discuss
the crisis. Le Drian has described the
US extraterritorial sanctions as unacceptable, saying European business
should not be required to pay for US
foreign policy decisions.
A week of intensive diplomacy will
continue tomorrow when Zarif meets
his European counterparts in Brussels.
Doubt has been cast over the survival
of the deal by senior Iranian clerics and
Revolutionary Guard officials.
US sanctions on Iran reimposed
after Trump’s withdrawal not only
block American firms from doing
business in the country, but also bar
foreign firms that do business there
from accessing the entire US banking
and financial system.
Mike Pompeo, Trump’s secretary of
state, said wealth created in Iran under
the terms of the nuclear deal “drove
Iranian malign activity” in the region.
He declined to rule out sanctions
against European firms. “The sanctions regime that is in place now is very
clear on what the requirements are,”
Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday.
Pompeo: North Korea hints
Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of
state, said if North Korea scraps its
nuclear weapons programme, the
Trump administration will allow the
American private sector to invest in
the country. He also hinted that the
US might assure Kim Jong-un he can
stay in power after an agreement.
If a deal is reached at or after
the summit meeting between Kim
and Donald Trump scheduled for
Singapore on 12 June, “private sector
Americans, not the US taxpayer”
could “help build out the energy
grid that needs enormous amounts
of electricity in North Korea,”
Pompeo yesterday told Fox News.
Americans could also help with
investment in infrastructure and
agriculture to help feed the North
Korean people, he said.
Pompeo met Kim last week in
North Korea, for the second time,
helping set the stage for the summit
and securing the release of three
Americans. Martin Pengelly
Agence France-Presse
Teacher suspended for showing
class a photo of her future wife
A Texas teacher has filed a lawsuit
alleging she was put on leave and
transferred after showing her class a
photograph of her future wife.
Stacy Bailey had twice been named
teacher of the year at Charlotte
Anderson elementary school in
Arlington, Texas. Last August, at the
start of a new school year, she put on
Trump’s decision to scrap the deal
was criticised by European leaders.
Alarm has been particularly high in
France, whose energy firm Total last
year signed a $5bn deal to extract
Iranian natural gas. Airbus, the Frenchbased plane manufacturer, has already
begun delivering jets to Iran Air under
a multibillion-dollar contract.
Volkswagen, the German carmaker,
has resumed exporting cars to Iran.
Richard Grenell, the new US ambassador to Berlin, warned this week in
a tweet: “German companies doing
business in Iran should wind down
operations immediately.”
Some European leaders have called
for measures to nullify the US sanctions. Bruno Le Maire, the French
finance minister, said last week: “We
have to work among ourselves in
Europe to defend our European economic sovereignty.”
EU officials have indicated they
may threaten similar measures to
those that put pressure on then president Bill Clinton to give waivers to
European companies under US sanctions on countries such as Cuba during
the 1990s.
Catalan MPs
clear way for
election of
new president
Having Pride
in Cuba
People take
part in a gay
Pride parade
in Havana
during a day
of celebrations
at the
Tom Dart
a getting-to-know-you slideshow. It
included pictures of her family and
friends, including a woman Bailey
described as her “future wife”.
Later in the week, according to a
court filing, Bailey was told a parent
had complained about the art teacher
promoting a “homosexual agenda”.
According to the lawsuit, a school
district official met Bailey and told her:
“You can’t promote your lifestyle in
the classroom.” The suit says Bailey
responded: “We plan to get married.
When I have a wife, I should be able
to say this is my wife without fear of
harassment. It is a fact about my life,
not a political statement.”
The official is quoted as replying:
“Well right now it kind of is.”
The court document says Bailey
was asked to resign in October but
refused, and that the school district,
Mansfield, near Dallas, voted to renew
her contract last month but plans to
transfer her to a secondary school.
The federal lawsuit seeks
damages and alleges Bailey was put
on administrative leave, endured
improper public discussion of
her employment status and was
considered unsuitable to teach at
elementary level “all because of her
sexual orientation and status as a lesbian”. She married her fiancee, Julie
Vazquez, earlier this year. “We’ve been
in disbelief,” Vazquez said at a news
conference. “We’ve been hurt deeply.”
Bailey’s lawyer, Jason CN Smith,
told reporters: “Stacy is filing this lawsuit in hopes of pushing Mansfield out
of the shadows of discrimination and
into the sunshine of equal rights.”
Texas does not have a state law
protecting LGBT employees from
The district said in a statement it
“categorically denies the allegations
in the lawsuit”. It added: “Teachers
shall not use the classroom to transmit
personal belief regarding political or
sectarian issues.”
Catalan politicians have cleared the
way for a pro-independence candidate
to be elected regional president, allowing the possibility of an end to the
direct rule imposed by Madrid during
last year’s political crisis.
The far-left pro-independence Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party said
it would abstain from an investiture
vote in the regional parliament today.
The absence of its votes will leave
the pro-independence candidate
Quim Torra with the simple majority
needed to be elected regional president. “The CUP will not block the
formation of a new government,” it
said yesterday.
The formation of a new regional
government is required for Spain to
lift the state of direct rule.
The Catalan regional assembly
failed to elect Torra in an initial vote
on Saturday. In the second-round
vote scheduled for today, only a
simple majority is required, so Torra
is expected to win the vote.
He was chosen as a candidate by the
deposed leader Carles Puigdemont,
who is in exile in Germany.
Torra, 55, gave a combative speech
on Saturday. He told parliament he
was “working tirelessly for the Catalan
republic”, signalling that the secession
crisis is far from over even if Catalonia
does finally get a government.
But Torra said he was ready to talk
“without conditions” with the government of Spain’s prime minister,
Mariano Rajoy, which has declared
secession illegal. Rajoy said constitutional direct rule “could be used again
if necessary” if the next regional leadership did not respect the law.
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Ivanka Trump in Jerusalem for
opening of new US embassy
Oliver Holmes
Ivanka Trump is due to attend the
inauguration of the US embassy in
Jerusalem today amid heightened
security, as protesters in Gaza prepare to stage border rallies that are
expected to be met with gunfire.
The daughter of the US president
said she was returning to Jerusalem
“with great joy”. Donald Trump has
recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, to the dismay of Palestinians, who
claim part of the holy city as the capital of a future state.
“We look forward to celebrating
Israel’s 70th anniversary and the bright
future ahead,” Ivanka wrote on Instagram in advance of the opening today,
exactly seven decades since the country declared independence. “We will
pray for the boundless potential of the
future of the US-Israel alliance, and we
will pray for peace.”
Ivanka, a presidential adviser, and
her husband, Jared Kushner, were
expected to attend a gala dinner yesterday evening.
In Gaza, a strip of land that Israel
has blockaded with Egypt for a decade, tens of thousands of people are
expected to gather for protests along
the perimeter fence.
Frustration and desperation at
Trump’s declaration in December
helped ignite a six-week movement
in which residents of the enclave have
gathered near the frontier, with groups
throwing stones and burning tyres.
They have demanded an end to
▲ Netta Barzilai, winner of Eurovision 2018 PHOTOGRAPH: VYACHESLAV PROKOFYEV/TASS
Surprise win
of Eurovision
leaves Israel
all of a flutter
Oliver Holmes
Israel erupted into a state of national
exhilaration yesterday – expressed
with chicken-inspired dance moves –
following Netta Barzilai’s triumph in
the Eurovision song contest.
Fans poured into the streets of
Tel Aviv in the early hours of yesterday after the 25-year-old singer was
declared champion in Lisbon for her
song Toy, a pop anthem filled with
clucks and synthesised beats.
Exuberant crowds blocked traffic,
and many people jumped into a fountain in front of city hall to rejoice in
the win for the singer, who performed
with the Israeli Navy Band during her
military service. At bars in central Jerusalem, partygoers danced as the track
blared from loudspeakers.
Israel’s victory means it will host
next year’s finals, which are expected
to take place in Jerusalem. “Thank you
so much. I love my country. Next time
in Jerusalem,” Barzilai yelled as she
held her trophy after her win.
Public figures in Israel expressed
their glee. The Wonder Woman actor
Gal Gadot said Barzilai represented
“the real wonder in women”.
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin
Netanyahu, called to congratulate
Barzilai, saying she was the country’s
“greatest ambassador”. Yesterday
morning, he attempted the chicken
dance for reporters.
“These days Jerusalem is being
blessed with many gifts,” Netanyahu
said. “We received another one last
night with Netta’s thrilling and suspenseful victory.
“The gift is that Eurovision will
come to Jerusalem next year – we will
be very proud to host it.”
Barzilai was awarded 529 points,
beating the favourites Cyprus into second place. Winners are decided by a
mix of juries and viewers’ votes.
Barzilai, whose song was inspired
by the #MeToo movement, is the first
Israeli to win since 1998 when Dana
International broke new ground as the
first trans winner of the contest.
Several Israeli politicians jumped on
Barzilai’s win for political messaging.
The speaker of Israel’s parliament,
the Knesset, said her victory had
brought national pride. “Not only the
[US] embassy is coming to Jerusalem,
but the Eurovision too!” Yuli-Yoel
Edelstein said after the contest.
severe restrictions on movement and
called for a “right to return” to their
ancestral homes.
Israeli snipers have killed dozens
and wounded more than 1,700 when
firing on demonstrators in past rallies,
according to Gaza health officials.
Organisers hope today’s rallies will
be the largest to date, on the eve of the
70th anniversary commemorating the
Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) – their
mass uprooting in the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948 .
Israel has portrayed the movement
as a “terrorist” ploy by Hamas and as a
security threat to its civilians, pointing to attempts to damage and breach
the fence. No Israeli has been wounded
since protests began on 30 March.
Hamas, which rules Gaza and has
supported the protests, said it would
▲ Ivanka Trump at Israel’s foreign
ministry in Jerusalem yesterday
‘We will pray for the
US-Israel alliance
and for peace’
Ivanka Trump
Presidential adviser
not stop people from attempting to
break through the fence.
The Israeli army said yesterday
that it held Hamas accountable for
anything in the Gaza Strip “and its
consequences”. It added that it had
increased the deployment of “combat
battalions, special units, field intelligence forces and snipers”.
In Jerusalem, dozens of foreign diplomats are expected at the opening of
the new mission, on the site of the US
consulate, though many ambassadors
who oppose the move will not attend.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in
1967 and annexed the hilltop city in a
move not recognised internationally.
Most countries have kept their embassies in Tel Aviv.
The fate of the ancient city has
been a critical and unresolved issue
in past US-brokered peace talks.
After Trump’s Jerusalem decision the
Palestinian leadership rejected Washington’s traditional role as a mediator.
More than 1,000 Israeli police,
including special patrol units and
undercover officers, have been
assigned to the event. Security preparations have taken three months.
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Spanish newspaper appoints
first gender correspondent
Sam Jones
The Spanish newspaper El País has
appointed its first gender correspondent after lobbying from its female
journalists, and in recognition of
the fact that society is undergoing a
“profound change” after the #MeToo
movement and large-scale women’s
rights protests across the country.
The paper, which was founded 42
years ago as Spain began its transition to democracy after the death of
Franco, said greater attention had to
be paid to the new role women had
in society.
“This isn’t just about writing more
stories about women; it’s about including more women in the stories,” it said.
On International Women’s Day on
8 March, more than 5 million workers took part in Spain’s first “feminist
strike” to protest against sexual discrimination, domestic violence and
the wage gap.
At the end of April, demonstrations
were held across the country after five
men accused of the gang rape of a teenager during the running of the bulls
festival in Pamplona were found guilty
of the lesser offence of sexual abuse.
The trial, known as the Wolfpack
case after the nickname the group
gave itself, shocked Spain and led the
government to announce a review of
sexual offences legislation.
The paper said its commitment to
gender issues would be evident across
all its sections and would inform its
international coverage, particularly
in Latin America.
Pilar Álvarez, who will be the
paper’s first gender correspondent,
said the move was intended to yield
“more in-depth and ambitious coverage of what’s going on with women”.
In brief
Volcano experts warn
of explosive eruption
Experts have warned that new lava
fissures, ground deformation and
abundant volcanic gases indicate
eruptions on the eastern flank of
Kilauea volcano in Hawaii are likely
to continue.
Thousands of people have fled
their homes on Big Island and
dozens of structures have been
destroyed. Geologists have warned
that Kilauea’s summit could have an
explosive steam eruption that would
But, she added: “It’s not just about
women; the word gender also covers
men and we’re very much looking at
what’s going on with men.”
Álvarez said one of the main tasks
would be investigating what came
after #MeToo and the recent protests. “They’ve been followed by a lot
of agitation and noise and we’re going
to do what journalists do: separate the
noise from the facts,” she said.
In October, the New York Times
appointed a gender editor while the
Washington Post has advertised for a
gender columnist.
spew ash 6,000 metres (20,000ft)
high and spread debris up to 12 miles
away. On Sunday morning, an 18th
fissure was reported.
The Hawaii county civil defence
agency issued an alert that steam
and lava spatter were coming from
the new fissure.
Kilauea’s vents have been oozing
relatively cool, sluggish magma left
over from a similar event in 1955.
Fresher magma could now emerge
behind it. As the area affected
widens, residents are racing to buy
respirators to cope with the ash and
toxic gases.
David Baxter, 54, of Pahoa Auto
Parts, said the shop had sold about
3,000 of them so far. “We pretty
much bought up every [respirator]
in the state, and we are selling them
at cost – actually, a slight loss. We
need to breathe.” AP Pahoa
South Africa
Apartheid chronicler
Sam Nzima dies at 83
The South African photographer
who took a famous picture of a
dying 12-year-old activist shot
by police during the 1976 Soweto
uprising has died.
Sam Nzima, pictured, who spent
19 months under house arrest after
the photo, died aged 83 in hospital
on Saturday in Mpumalanga
province. His image of Hector
Pieterson being carried by another
student turned the world’s attention
to the brutality of apartheid. Over
three days, at least 170 people were
killed in the uprising, with some
estimates putting the death toll at
hundreds over the following month.
Protests spread across South
Africa and a new era of black
activism emerged that eventually
led to the fall of the apartheid
Father of slain children
tells of love for suspect
The father of the four children
killed in the Margaret River family
shooting massacre in Western
Australia says he still loves the man
believed responsible for their deaths
– their grandfather.
Peter Miles, his wife, Cynda,
daughter Katrina and Aaron
Cockman’s four children – daughter,
Taye, 13, and sons Rylan, 12, Arye,
10, and Kadyn Cockman, 8 – were
found dead at the Miles’s property,
north of Margaret River, on Friday.
“I still love who Peter was. If it
wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have
regime and Nelson Mandela’s
election as president in 1994.
South Africa’s president, Cyril
Ramaphosa, said: “Sam Nzima was
one of a kind. His camera captured
the full brutality of apartheid
oppression on the nation’s psyche
and history.” AFP Johannesburg
Katrina, I wouldn’t have her kids,”
said Aaron Cockman as he spoke
publicly for the first time since the
killings. “So it’s not some random
guy off the street who’s taken them
away from me – he gave them to me
and now he’s taken them away.”
Cockman, who was estranged
from Katrina, said he had not
spoken to his in-laws “since they
cut me off from my kids” but added
that being angry served no purpose.
“Anger will destroy you,” he said.
“I’m sad but I’ll get through this.”
The West Australian police
commissioner, Chris Dawson,
said the seven bodies had been
removed from the property
but the investigation would be
lengthy. AAP Perth
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Tensions high ahead
of poll on president
remaining until 2034
Jason Burke
Africa correspondent
Millions of voters in Burundi will go
to the polls this week in a referendum
that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034.
After a campaign marked by allegations of widespread human rights
abuses and hate speech, members
of Burundi’s divided and weakened
opposition see little chance of any serious resistance to Nkurunziza’s efforts
to secure his future at the head of the
impoverished state.
Burundians are being asked to vote
on a proposal to extend the president’s
term from five years to seven, which
would allow Nkurunziza, who has
been in power since 2005, to rule for
another 14 years when his current term
expires in 2020. He was re-elected
unopposed in 2010 after the opposition boycotted the vote.
Tensions have been high in Burundi
for months amid a wave of alleged
detentions and killings of the government’s perceived opponents.
On Friday, at least 26 people were
killed and seven others wounded in an
attack in the north-western province
of Cibitoke, though it is unclear if the
massacre was politically motivated.
Burundi’s Catholic bishops have
said: “Many citizens … live in fear, so
much so that people do not dare to say
what they think.” The EU and US have
denounced intimidation, violence and
harassment of opposition supporters.
Human Rights Watch has criticised
“widespread impunity” for authorities
and their allies, including the ruling
party’s youth wing, as they try to swing
the vote in the president’s favour. Two
men recently died after beatings allegedly at the hands of state agents, the
rights group said.
Anschaire Nikoyagize, of the
banned Ligue Iteka, a human rights
organisation, said: “People are intimidated, arrested, disappeared and even
assassinated. But what is important is
not who wins the vote, but the determination of the people to defend the
constitution despite the repression.”
Burundi’s government has claimed
the charges are malicious propaganda
spread by exiles. Last week it suspended BBC broadcasts in the country
for six months, accusing it of spreading
ideas that discredited the president.
Broadcasts by Voice of America were
also suspended.
Many people in Burundi, a poor
country that relies heavily on foreign aid, worry that a new round of
bloodshed will follow the referendum,
which will also permit changes to the
distribution of top government posts
according to ethnicity. National and
local government, parliament and the
senate are composed of both Hutus
and Tutsis, split 60% to 40%.
More than 400,000 people have
fled the country since April 2015,
according to the UN. Richard Moncrieff, a regional specialist with the
International Crisis Group, said: “In
the short term, there are only pockets of violence and serious human
rights abuse … but in the medium to
long term the government is unravelling the settlement that ended the civil
war and brought 15 years of peace – and
that does not augur well.”
In March, the ruling party
announced that Nkurunziza, 54, a former rebel leader, was to be known as
Imboneza yamaho, which translates as
“eternal supreme guide” or “visionary
leader”. The government rejects all
charges of wrongdoing and some analysts say the criticism is unfair.
The number of people the UN says
have fled Burundi since 2015 during
the rule of Pierre Nkurunziza, above
has turned
the page.
So can we’
Hannah Summers
line Niragira was
five years old when
Burundi’s first
elected Hutu
president was
assassinated by Tutsi extremists,
sparking mass killings and a brutal
civil war that would last 12 years.
During a raid on her home in Ruyigi
province Aline was pelted with
stones and her neck was slashed
with a machete. Her father and
three brothers were murdered but,
miraculously, she survived.
Now 30 and with her own young
family, Aline finds her life in turmoil
once more due to the violence and
instability that blights Burundi.
She fled to Rwanda in December
and now lives among an estimated
64,000 Burundians at the Mahama
refugee camp in Kirehe province.
With the nation gripped by
violence in the prelude to a
controversial referendum on
Wednesday, the conflict in her home
country is this time drawn along
political rather than ethnic lines.
“The women of the ruling
party tried to make me join their
campaign, but I refused. It made
▲ Mireille, 30
and two of her
sons, aged four
and one, in
Mahama camp
in Rwanda
400 km
400 miles
it unsafe for me to stay,” says
Aline. “I left because these women
threatened me. They said they
would cut my neck again,” she says,
running her hand along her scars.
Florida Uwera, an educational
assistant at the camp, says: “We have
seen a sharp increase in the number
of refugees arriving every day. They
are against the referendum and the
government is killing them.”
Others have been here since 2015,
when the news that President Pierre
Nkurunziza would seek a third term
– a move that his opponents deemed
unconstitutional – led to a failed
coup. The clampdown on protesters
and ensuing violence led to an
estimated 1,200 deaths and has
forced 400,000 people into exile.
About 174,000 Burundians reside in
Rwanda, with the Mahama camp
supporting the biggest share.
Since 2015, the camp has been
transformed. Emergency tents have
‘We fled here together,
Hutus and Tutsis.
We see how people
in Rwanda have
suffered so much’
Marguerite Barankitse
Burundian humanitarian
Patrick Hajayandi, senior project
leader for the Great Lakes region of
the South-Africa-based Institute for
Justice and Reconciliation, said the
atmosphere in Bujumbura, the capital, was calm ahead of the vote.
“It is giving me hope. There is no
feeling of threat,” he said. “There are
no problems between supporters of
different [political] parties. The opposition is getting space on national TV
… There is some sporadic violence in
some areas but at a very low level.”
Hajayandi said Burundi was being
criticised by countries and organisations in the west because the country
“had a tendency to be close to China
and Russia”.
Prof Nic Cheeseman, an expert on
African politics at Birmingham University, said Nkurunziza had learned from
other leaders in the region.
Paul Kagame, president of neighbouring Rwanda, was re-elected last
year for a third seven-year term following a constitutional reform that
waived a previous two-term limit and
was approved by 98% in a referendum.
In the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, President Joseph Kabila has
ignored the end of his second mandate
and has yet to give an assurance that
he will not seek a third term in polls
scheduled for December.
given way to hundreds of neat rows
of brick huts stretching out along the
border with Tanzania, the fringes of
Rwanda’s eastern neighbour clearly
visible in the distance.
Mireille, 30, arrived in August
2015 with her husband, 32, their
eight-year-old son, who is disabled,
and his brothers, aged four and one.
“My husband was in a demonstration and the police were looking
for him, so we had to get out,” she
says. “My eldest son is very sick and
it was hard to bring him – he can’t
talk or walk.”
During the civil war in Burundi
Marguerite Barankitse, a Burundian
humanitarian who is living in exile
in Kigali, set up Maison Shalom
to support children who had been
orphaned. When the conflict ended
in 2005, she helped them return to
their communities. Some of those
children, now adults, have become
refugees and need her help again.
Barankitse won the 2016 Aurora
humanitarian prize and she is using
that money to fund construction
at the site that will house sewing
machines and a cybercafe so that
young people can be trained in
tailoring and sell clothes online.
Back in Kigali, at the charity’s
Oasis of Peace community centre,
Jeoffrey Mwihevyi, a Burundian
law student at university in Kigali,
describes his hopes for the future.
“My parents worked for the
government but turned against the
president, so we had to leave,” he
says. “At first I struggled, but now I
have a job driving tourists and have
started my degree. I want to stay
in Rwanda and study international
law. I hope one day I might be able to
hold the Burundian government to
account for what it has done.”
Barankitse adds: “We fled here
together, Hutus and Tutsis. We see
how people in Rwanda have suffered
so much but turned the page. Our
government should learn from the
leaders here, who have rebuilt the
country with love and vision.”
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The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
Carillion used
suppliers to
conceal true
debt – MPs
Zoe Wood
Carillion used suppliers to “prop up
a failing business model” and conceal its true levels of debt, say MPs
investigating the failed government
The parliamentary inquiry into the
collapse of the listed company, which
provided a host of vital public services,
will conclude on Wednesday with the
publication of the MPs’ final report.
It is expected to name and shame
those responsible for the failure of
the company, which had a UK staff
of nearly 20,000 when it went into
administration in January.
In a taste of what is to come, Frank
Field, the work and pensions committee chairman, said: “Carillion
displayed utter contempt for its suppliers … The company used its suppliers
as a line of credit to shore up its fragile balance sheet, then in another of
its accounting tricks ‘reclassified’ this
borrowing to hide the true extent of its
massive debt.”
Field’s comments came as the joint
inquiry with the business, energy and
industrial strategy committee published evidence from Santander, the
bank that operated Carillion’s early
payment facility (EPF). Its loss was one
of the events directors tried to blame
for the company’s eventual failure.
Santander’s chief risk officer,
Patricia Halliday, sets out in a letter
why the bank pulled the plug on the
facility in December 2017. After a profit
warning that summer, Halliday says,
Santander worked with other banks on
a refinancing plan contingent on the
company making disposals.
“Despite the provision of these new
money commitments and continued
close engagement with Carillion into
December, the envisaged disposals did
not take place and the detailed business and restructuring plans originally
expected to be received by 8 December were further delayed,” writes
Halliday. She adds: “In light of the
lack of progress with the restructuring plan, Santander took the decision
to terminate the … facility.”
The EPF allowed suppliers to be
paid earlier – at the price of taking a discounted payment. But despite being
signatories of the prompt payment
code, Carillion was a “notorious” late
payer that forced standard terms of
120 days on its suppliers, say the MPs.
The credit ratings agencies Moody’s
and Standard & Poor’s have argued
that Carillion’s way of accounting for
the EPF concealed the true scale of the
company’s debts. They say the facility
should have been added to its other
bank borrowings.
High street shopping
visits slump by more
than in the recession
Zoe Wood
Shoppers are deserting the high
street in greater numbers than during the depths of the 2009 recession,
creating a brutal climate that is putting thousands more retail jobs at risk.
The coming days will be crucial for
a handful of household names, including Mothercare and Carpetright, which
are trying to attract vital cash injections so they can jettison unwanted
stores. There is also the spectre of job
losses at Poundworld, the struggling
discount chain, which is being cut
adrift by its US owners.
Dwindling shopper numbers tally
with weak spending figures for April,
which show Britons slashed spending
on gadgets, furniture and even nights
out. Consumer spending dropped 2%
last month, according to Visa’s consumer spending index, which has seen
declines in 11 of the past 12 months.
“With inflation beginning to fall and
wages growing faster than expected
in recent months, it would have been
easy to assume we might be over the
worst of the consumer squeeze,” Mark
Antipof, the chief commercial officer at
Visa, said. “Yet there has been no corresponding improvement in spending.”
High street visits declined 3.3%
year-on-year in April, according to
the BRC-Springboard monthly tracker,
which also said nearly one in 10 town
centre shops are lying empty. The drop
in footfall came on the back of a disastrous March, when numbers declined
by 6%. Taken together there has been
an unprecedented 4.8% drop over the
two months – a bigger decline than was
recorded in the same months of 2009.
“Not since the depths of recession
in 2009 has footfall over March and
April declined to such a degree, and
even then the drop was less severe at
-3.8%,” said the Springboard analyst
Diane Wehrle. “Much could be made
of the adverse impact on April’s footfall of Easter shifting to March but even
looking at March and April together
still demonstrates that footfall has
In recent months the high street
has been rocked by a wave of
administrations, with Toys R Us and
Maplin among the brands to disappear, taking thousands of jobs with
them. New Look, Carpetright and
House of Fraser are among the big
names resorting to company voluntary arrangements (CVAs), a form of
insolvency used to close unprofitable
stores. This trend has contributed to a
rise in the town centre vacancy rate,
from 8.9% in January to 9.2% in April,
according to BRC-Springboard data.
On Thursday the new Mothercare
chief executive, David Wood, is due to
give an update on its search for investment. In March the retailer, which
has an £80m hole in its pension pot,
revealed it was on course to breach
the terms of its bank loans and needed
extra cash to finance its reinvention.
Footfall across the UK was
down 3.3% in April 2018
compared with a year earlier
Decline in footfall, % year-on-year
N Ireland
saw footfall
drop by
Source: BRC/Springboard
▲ A mural painted on the front of an
empty shop in Paisley. Town centre
vacancies now stand at nearly 10%
It is understood to have approached
potential buyers and is also considering a CVA to speed up store closures.
Carpetright has already had its CVA,
which will result in 92 stores closing,
approved. Its chief executive, Wilf
Walsh, now needs to raise £60m to
shore up its finances in a fundraising
push that is due to begin this week.
However, in a sign that investors are
reluctant to pump in cash, Carpetright
said last week it had borrowed £15m
from its biggest shareholder, Meditor
European Master Fund . Meditor
demanded a £2.25m arrangement fee
and is charging interest of 18%.
Poundworld’s owners, the US private equity firm TPG, had previously
indicated plans to support the retailer
through a CVA that would have closed
nearly a third of its 355 stores. But it
emerged over the weekend that TPG is
trying to offload the loss-making business it acquired in a £150m deal in 2015.
Poundworld, which started in
1974 as a market stall in Wakefield in
West Yorkshire, has 5,500 employees.
Given its recent poor performance, any
new backer is likely to want to push
through a restructuring via a CVA or
Likely bidders could include turnaround firms such as Alteri Investors
or Endless, while fast-growing discounter B&M could also be interested
in some of the chain’s stores.
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Sunny side up
Mortgage help for
greener homes
Page 25
Larry Elliott
UN’s global education initiative
a chance to show potential for
multilateralism without the US
ll things considered,
the UN could have
chosen a better
week to launch an
initiative designed
to raise $10bn to
invest in global education. That
this is not exactly a golden age for
multilateralism was underlined
last week when Donald Trump
decided that the US was going to
pull out of the Iran nuclear deal,
despite strong lobbying from
Germany, France and the UK.
Trump has his own way of doing
things and, for the most part, that
involves unravelling the legacy of
his predecessor.
Barack Obama signed the
Paris climate change deal, the
Trans-Pacific Partnership trade
agreement (TPP) and the accord
that lifted sanctions on Iran, and
Trump has said all three suck
and need to be renegotiated. The
current White House sees a merit
in internationalism only when it
clearly furthers the president’s
America First agenda. This is
a high-risk strategy. The US is
already on the brink of a trade
war with China that could easily
develop into a currency war. There
have already been ramifications
in the Middle East from the
unpicking of the Iran deal.
The US has not completely given
up on multilateralism. Trump
initially seemed reluctant to give
the go-ahead for a $13bn capital
increase for the World Bank that
would allow the Washington-based
organisation to lend more. In the
end, the bank got its money – but
only once it had agreed to reforms
that would make borrowing more
expensive for China.
Even so, the rest of the world
can no longer take for granted that
the US will play a pivotal role in
any attempts to craft multilateral
solutions to global problems. And if
the Americans are not prepared to
participate, there is a risk the whole
system will start to unravel. No
other country is really prepared to
take up the role of global leadership.
Which is why the new UN
education initiative – the
International Finance Facility for
Education – is significant.
Unveiled in New York last Friday,
the idea is being championed by the
former UK prime minister Gordon
Brown, now the UN special envoy
for global education. Brown proved
mightily effective when he was
chancellor between 1997 and 2007
as an advocate for international
cooperation on development.
Even then, in the pre-financial
crisis days, getting rich countries
to agree to debt relief or to increase
their aid budgets was not easy. The
climate is a lot more difficult now
than it was at Gleneagles in 2005,
when the G8 summit agreed to write
off poor-country debt and double
aid spending.
The UN believes $1bn
of guarantees will lead
to an additional $4bn
of investment and that
reaching its $10bn
target is feasible
▲ Children at a refugee camp in Belgrade. If the UN education initiative fails
one consequence will be mass migration PHOTOGRAPH: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
In the much gentler environment
of the early 2000s, countries joined
together to launch the Global Fund
to fight Aids, TB and malaria, and
the vaccine alliance Gavi – both of
which saved millions of lives. The
new UN facility hopes to have the
same sort of impact in education.
The scheme involves donor
countries devoting more of their
aid budgets to education but
also providing guarantees that
would allow the World Bank and
the regional development banks
to leverage up their lending for
education. The UN believes $1bn of
guarantees will lead to an additional
$4bn of investment and that
reaching its $10bn target is feasible.
Extra spending is certainly
needed. There are more than
260 million children and young
people not in school. Dropout
rates in poor countries are so high
that half a billion children either
abandon primary school or learn
very little. About one in 10 of the
world’s population is illiterate and in
20 countries in Africa and Asia more
than half the people cannot read or
write. This is all happening at a time
when the world of work is about
to be transformed by robotics and
artificial intelligence. Even those
who are most bullish about the
impact of AI accept that those who
will adapt best are likely to be the
skilled and the well educated.
ne of the UN’s
development goals
is that by 2030
every child should
complete primary and
secondary education. On current
trends, that target is going to be
missed by a mile and, in any event,
it slightly misses the point. It is
not only the quantity but also the
quality of education that needs to
be addressed. Learning standards
in a low or lower-middle income
country are 100 years behind those
in the developed world.
The traditional development
route was for countries to move
people out of the fields and into the
factories, where they would produce
low-cost goods for export. In the
future the route out of poverty
will be education-led growth but
there is not the slightest prospect
that low and lower-middle income
countries can fund the necessary
investment in education out of their
own meagre resources. Meanwhile,
the share of international aid being
spent on education has fallen over
the past decade – from 13% to 10%.
On past form, it would be unwise
to assume that Trump will support
the UN initiative. But other rich
countries certainly should because
there will be consequences if the
scheme fails. (One will be mass
migration, because people in poor
countries want the lifestyle they
see in rich countries and if they
cannot get it at home they will move
to somewhere else.) It would also
be a lost opportunity to show that
multilateralism is not dead.
Cut borrowing,
warns IMF as it
issues database
of world debts
Nick Fletcher
With global debt at a record high,
the International Monetary Fund is
launching a database of public and private borrowing across 190 countries
– virtually the entire world – dating
back to the 1950s.
The fund said in April that the global
economy was more indebted than
before the financial crisis and immediate action needed to be taken before
the next downturn. It said worldwide
debt now stood at $164tn (£121tn),
equal to 225% of global GDP and higher
than a previous record of 213% in 2009.
Central banks, which have supported the global economy and
encouraged the increase in debt with
their cheap borrowing policies, have
begun to increase rates, which is likely
to start putting pressure on debt-laden
consumers and businesses.
Announcing the breakdown of
global debt, which will be unveiled in
Washington DC today, the IMF noted
that debt continued to hit new peaks
almost a decade after the collapse of
Lehman Brothers. With rate increases
under way, it was more important than
ever to get a good understanding of
who was leveraged and what that
meant for policymakers.
The IMF said last month that China
had been responsible for much of the
increase in global debt over the past
decade – about 40% – with a surge
in lending by its commercial banks.
However, it warned that developed,
emerging market and low-income
countries all looked vulnerable.
Countries that cut budget deficits
now would be in the best position if
financial conditions were to worsen.
“Decisive action is needed now to
strengthen fiscal buffers, taking full
advantage of the cyclical upswing in
economic activity,” the fund said.
“It is important to note that building buffers now will help protect the
economy, both by creating room for
fiscal policy to step in to support economic activity during a downturn and
by reducing the risk of financing difficulties if global financial conditions
tighten suddenly.”
Argentina sought an emergency
loan from the IMF last week to avoid a
financial crisis after a crash in the peso
pushed the country to increase interest rates to 40%.
Worldwide debt of $164tn relative
to global GDP, up from a previous
record of 213% nine years ago
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Monday 14 May 2018 The Guardian
Help-to-buy will lend extra
for loans on greener homes
Adam Vaughan
Borrowers will be able to get a bigger
mortgage when buying greener
properties under a pioneering scheme
to encourage energy efficiency.
Research has found that factoring
the efficiency of a home into affordability calculations could allow lenders
to increase loans by £11,500 because
electricity and gas bills will be lower.
That theory will become reality from
June, when Welsh help-to-buy loans
will take into account the energy rating
of new homes worth up to £300,000.
The move is one of several innovations
▲ Environmentalists believe renewable power sources, rather than gas, can
replace coal by the government’s 2025 deadline PHOTOGRAPH: DAVID SILLITOE/GUARDIAN
New gas plants not
needed, says WWF
Adam Vaughan
The UK has no need to build new large
gas-fired power stations to replace coal
plants the government has pledged
to switch off by 2025, the World Wide
Fund for Nature has argued.
The gap can instead be filled by
renewables, battery storage and
flexible technologies, allowing the UK
to go from “coal to clean” and skip new
gas completely, according to a report
by the environmental group.
The WWF analysis challenges the
orthodoxy that phasing out coal will
require large new gas plants.
Amber Rudd, when energy
secretary in 2015, said: “In the next
10 years, it’s imperative that we get
new gas-fired power stations built.”
Big energy firms, including Drax
and Germany’s RWE, want to build
Growth in electricity produced
by renewables is forecast to more
than replace the lost power from
old coal plants
UK energy mix, terawatt hours
• Coal • Renewables • Natural gas
• Nuclear • Other
Source: BEIS. 2017 figures approximated
large gas plants on former power
stations sites in Yorkshire and Essex.
Almost half the gas industry’s
planned new power stations for
Europe are in the UK but developers
have failed to win subsidy contracts
through the main route to market, the
government’s capacity market. The
government is planning a review this
year, which renewables proponents
fear could tilt the balance.
Gareth Redmond-King, the WWF’s
head of climate and energy, said: “It
is essential the government does not
substitute one dirty power source for
another.” Using government forecasts, the WWF found the growth in
electricity produced by wind, solar
and other renewables would more
than replace the lost power from coal .
About 95% of that renewable energy
capacity is already being built or contracted under government subsidy
deals. Most of the growth will come
from windfarms at sea.
The government has allocated
£557m of funding for more renewables
subsidies between now and 2025. That
should bring forward the remainder of
the new capacity needed as coal goes.
Tom Glover, the UK chair for
RWE, said: “The exact amount of
gas capacity required is extremely
uncertain but the vast majority of
forecasts anticipate a significantly
higher requirement than suggested
in this report.”
A government spokesperson said:
“With up to £557m of investment in
new clean energy projects we have
a diverse energy mix that is secure,
affordable and providing more clean
power than ever before.”
being mooted to overcome householders’ inertia on energy efficiency,
alongside tax cuts for greener homes.
The Welsh government said the
change should open up the housing
ladder to more people and encourage
buyers to consider energy ratings.
Rebecca Evans, housing minister for
Wales, said: “We hope to see lenders
follow our lead and make energy
efficiency part of the mortgage consideration for all homebuyers in Wales.”
The Building Research Establishment (BRE), which has researched
green mortgages, said it hoped banks
and building societies would wake up
to the importance of factoring energy
use into lending decisions. Andrew
Sutton, associate director for BRE
Wales, said: “My primary hope is that
the mortgage industry reacts.”
Barclays is one of the first to offer
a green mortgage product, offering
borrowers a discount on the interest
rate for new-builds rated in the top two
energy bands, A and B.
However, Sutton said the approach
also had big potential for older homes.
For example, a homeowner wanting to borrow £10,000 extra on their
mortgage for a loft conversion could
potentially borrow more if they put
in insulation that took the property
from an E-rated home to a C-rated one.
Other incentives have been suggested to encourage householders to
install insulation, from lower stamp
duty for efficient homes to council tax
discounts for greener properties.
Richard Twinn, senior policy
adviser at the UK Green Building
Council, said stamp duty was revenue
neutral because discounts on more
efficient properties would be offset by
people paying extra for draughty ones.
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▼ Bamako, Mali
Supporters of Mali’s opposition leader
Soumaïla Cissé at a rally on Saturday
to launch his presidential campaign
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Emily Bell
d Miliband argued it
was “a matter of honour
and the promises we
made” as he argued
unsuccessfully for
parliament to launch
phase two of the Leveson inquiry
into press intrusion. For Sir Cliff
Richard, the BBC hovering over his
home in a helicopter was a “very
serious invasion of privacy” during
an investigation that did not lead to
any charges. For Kay Kimsong, editor
of the Phnom Penh Post, it was the
coverage of his own newspaper’s
The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
In the balance
Keeping a free and
fair press is one of
the defining political
issues of our age
The price is paid by both
those who are wronged
and by those seeking to
expose abuses of power
sale to a public-relations executive
with close ties to the government
that cost him his job.
How we arbitrate the rights and
responsibilities of maintaining a free
and fair press is one of the defining
political issues of our age, and we
seem to be inadequately prepared
for the task.
The price of a free press is paid
by both those who are wronged
and exposed, and by those who are
seeking to expose abuses of power
and instances of corruption. Outside
the shrinking model of westernstyle democracies, the people
who pay most, usually with their
freedom and lives, are reporters
and editors working against
corruption and the abuse of power.
When fragile democracies fall, it is
often journalists who are the first
dominoes to be pushed.
The examples are endless, and
moving ever closer to home:
journalists at the Philippine news
site Rappler, who receive sometimes
as many as 800 death threats an
hour from President Rodrigo
Duterte’s online band of fanatical
trolls; two Reuters journalists who
were imprisoned in Myanmar for
filming atrocities against the
Rohingya Muslims; the 10 journalists
killed in Kabul in a suicide bombing
at the end of April; the Maltese
investigative journalist Daphne
Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a
car bomb for digging into stories
about corruption in the Maltese
government; the Russian journalist
Maxim Borodin investigating
mercenary deaths in Syria who died
after a fall from his apartment.
Last year, according to the
Committee to Protect Journalists,
there were 262 journalists
imprisoned, the highest number
for 30 years. Since 1990, more
than 2,500 have been killed in
civil wars, reporting on conflicts,
or investigating regimes and
individuals of corruption.
Squaring this level of personal
sacrifice with the actions of
empowered and corrupt journalism
in more protected environments
leaves not only a bad taste but an
open door for intervention. This
might come from governments or,
more likely and equally worryingly,
from the new information
gatekeepers, such as social media
companies and search engines,
which, through their practices and
terms of use, are already exercising
an opaque control over journalism.
Press freedom is still argued for,
and arbitrated on, a set of
assumptions that are rapidly
becoming outdated. The assumption
that there will always be a wellfunded commercial press is already
shattered. Even where news
companies are beating market
expectations – as News Corp,
▲ Fighting for its life: journalists at
the threatened Philippine news site
Rappler face numerous death threats
Thomson Reuters and Gannett all
did last week – the overall revenues
accruing to news divisions are
smaller than in the past and, in some
sectors such as local journalism, all
but gone. The assumption that there
is something easily defined as “the
press” is as anachronistic as the
printing presses from which it came.
While arguably it has never been
more important to be able to identify
and defend good journalism,
the most successful commercial
distributors of information –
Facebook and Google – have built
systems that pay little attention
to defining different categories of
information. The most difficult and
dangerous assumption to tackle
within this is that anything that
appears to be journalism ought to
be defended as such. The failure of
the “marketplace of ideas” in the US
has led to an unregulated landscape
in which reporting is relying on
personal donations or subscriptions
and foundations’ support. But when
everything is speech, and protected
by the first amendment, the
likelihood increases that voices are
‘When fragile
fall, it is often the
journalists who are
the first dominoes
to be pushed’
drowned out or distorted by those
with greater resources, better tactics
or worse motives.
The results of this folly are
being played out in every market
in the world, on Capitol Hill and
in select committee hearings. The
release by Facebook of thousands
of Russian-authored ads targeted
at US voters in the 2016 election
last week underlined the problem,
as propagandists in St Petersburg
mimicked activists, publishers
and citizens across the American
political spectrum with absurd ease.
Open Democracy recently
reported that the Irish abortion
referendum was being subjected
to the same tactics, with overseas
groups able to buy and target Irish
voters in the same way. Regulations
to stop campaign spending by
overseas parties did not anticipate
this sort of interference through
social media, despite the fact it is the
first tactic for any lobbying group.
Online news properties, which
look perfectly normal, are often part
of sophisticated political influence
campaigns, but it is becoming harder
to prove the funding and authorship.
In Britain, the charged issue
of press regulation grows from a
perception that the bad journalism
outweighs the good. That,
historically, the largest and richest
denizens of the press have been
as corrupt as the power they were
meant to be holding to account, and
often more powerful, too.
The relationship between Rupert
Murdoch’s News UK executives and
David Cameron’s Conservative party
was scandalously close and provided
the right conditions for the phonehacking scandal to flourish.
The inability of the UK
professional press to effectively
self-regulate has arisen from the
fact that the largest commercial
constituents in the UK have been
historically the most egregious in
terms of practice, and moribund in
terms of moral authority.
A moment where everything is
broken at least offers some hope that
we can do better. The first step to
this will be an understanding that
no one part of the equation can be
tackled discretely.
Press freedom is a sacrosanct
article of the democratic process
and, even at its most abusive, it
remains better than the alternative.
But we have to understand just
how much worse those abuses can
potentially become. As journalists
we also have to recognise that our
future is more in our own hands,
and those of our paymasters
and owners, than our narrative
sometimes suggests.
Advocating for strong journalistic
protections means agreeing that
there are principles that identify
good practice, just as there are in
medicine and law, and that there
are consequences for transgression.
If we cannot define and recognise
these principles, then it will be
difficult to resist government
or commercial efforts to define
them for us. And for the grandest
institutions, such as parliament
and the BBC, there is an historic
role in redefining not only what
the rights of the press might be but
also what the rights of the citizenry
are to have access to and receive
reliable information.
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The forest is wet, the ground sticky and
treacherous. As we found out, keeping a
sure footing requires good balance
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Venus is visible in the evening sky as
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Although not particularly close –
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earned £1.68m on average – only 69% of the average
Premier League basic salary of £2.4m.
It seems obvious that some keepers are massively
undervalued. The question is can we prove it?
Ted Knutson, who worked on player recruitment
at Brentford and the Danish club FC Midtjylland and
heads the football consultancy StatsBomb, believes
so. As he explained during a presentation at South
Bank University last week, keepers are often harder to
evaluate than other positions. They need to sweep up,
distribute the ball accurately and start attacks as well
as keep clean sheets. Yet the data isn’t always there to
properly assess their strengths and weaknesses.
Save percentage, for instance, matters little if every
shot goes down a keeper’s throat. And while looking at
how a keeper performs compared with the expected
goals (xG) they are predicted to concede is more robust,
it doesn’t take into account defensive pressure or the
power of a shot.
▲ Gianluigi Buffon
is the only goalkeeper
among the 50 most
expensive players in
football history
Net spend
Brilliant Buffon
proof that finding
keepers remains
football’s blind spot
Sean Ingle
o arrivederci then, Gianluigi Buffon.
Assuming there is no careering handbrake
turn away from retirement, the match
against Verona on Sunday will be his last.
It seems vaguely astonishing that he made
his debut in 1995 – a teenage action hero
clad in pink and black for Parma, fearlessly
facing down George Weah, Roberto Baggio
and the rest of Milan’s all-stars. Nearly 900 games later,
he will hang up his Puma One Grips having averaged a
trophy for each year of his career.
And along with a World Cup, Uefa Cup, five Italian
Cups, six Italian Super Cups, a European Under-21 title
and multiple Scudetti, Buffon holds another honour.
For he remains the only keeper in the 50 biggest
transfers in history according to Transfermarkt (which
tracks deals in Euros) – even though his €52m move to
Juventus took place 17 years ago.
Back in 2001 that price seemed crazy. Now it looks
like one of the bargains of the century. Yet few clubs
have dared follow the Old Lady’s lead. Incredibly,
Transfermarkt lists only 11 keepers who have cost
more than €15m (£13.2m). In a world where Theo
Walcott and Guido Carrillo both cost £20m that seems
bizarre. But according to Nick Harris’s excellent Sporting
Intelligence website it illustrates a wider trend. His
numbers show that keepers are also paid less than
defenders, midfielders and strikers – and have become
less valued relative to outfield players too.
In the 2005-06 season, for instance, Premier League
keepers were paid £533,000 on average – 79% of the
average basic annual salary of all players, which came
to £676,000. By 2016-17, keepers in first-team squads
nutson recalled a chat with Bob
Bradley, the former coach of Swansea,
while interviewing him for the
Midtjylland manager’s job. While
amenable to using data, Bradley
pointed out an obvious flaw with xG.
“You can’t tell me that if I have two
men on a guy having a header from six
yards out that is a good chance,” he said. “I know for a
fact it is a very hard to score.”
Knutson conceded he had a point. “But I have to look
across 30 leagues across the world to find undervalued
players,” he replied. “And I cannot duplicate your eyes
across 20,000 players and multiple seasons.”
Now, however, Knutson believes he has a more
reliable way of assessing chances and keepers. A key
breakthrough is that the velocity of every Premier
League shot can now be tracked (unsurprisingly Riyad
Mahrez and Harry Kane lead the way in attempts from
distance) – and his data also shows the exact position
of each player when the ball was hit, and whether the
keeper was moving, set, or on the ground. This gives
the scout or analyst a wealth of information. It means
they can assess a keeper’s reaction time; how good
their positioning is compared with other keepers across
multiple leagues; and, ultimately, how good their saves
are. It could, suggested Knutson, be a game changer.
Using this data, his StatsBomb
Derrick Yam then ranked
New stats
keepers in the Premier League in
rank De
2017-18. Unsurprisingly David de
Gea as the Gea was right up there, conceding
eight goals fewer than an average
keeper would based on the shots he
has faced. Arsenal’s Petr Cech ranked
having conceded six goals more
best keeper. last,
than expected (Liverpool’s Simon
Cech is
Mignolet was not far ahead of him).
We all know De Gea is far better
last, with
than Cech. Yet having such numbers
gives us a much better idea of their
respective worth. As Knutson says:
not far
“Conceding eight goals less a year
than average is a massive amount. Flip
it around and say an average striker
scores 10 goals a year and is worth £20m. Depending on
age and other factors, an extra eight league goals could
make a striker three times as valuable.”
And if De Gea’s exceptional performances are
repeatable across multiple seasons – and the evidence
suggests they are – he and other top young keepers
should be worth a minimum of £50m or £60m.
Longevity should be another factor in their favour.
We know that players decline physically as they wade
into their 30s. Yet keepers appear to cast off their powers
at a slower rate, and what they lose in reactions they
often make up for by reading the game better.
Certainly no one at Juventus will be counting the
cost of signing Buffon all those years ago. Especially if
he parades a seventh successive Scudetto in front of an
adoring Curva Sud Scirea on Sunday.
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Lacazette 14, Aubameyang 10, Ramsey 7, Monreal 5
Wood 10, Barnes 9, Vokes 4, Arfield 2
Rooney 10, Niasse 8, Tosun 5, Sigurdsson 4
Vardy 20, Mahrez 12, Okazaki 6, Iborra 3
Pérez 8, Gayle 6, Joselu 4, Ritchie 3
Milivojevic 10, Zaha 9, McArthur 5, Van Aanholt 5
King 8, Wilson 8, Fraser 5, Stanislas 5
Arnautovic 11, Hernández 8, Lanzini 5, Noble 4
Doucouré 7, Deeney 5, Pereyra 5, Richarlison 5
Murray 12, Gross 7, Izquierdo 5, Knockaert 3
Mounié 7, Depoitre 6, Mooy 4, Van La Parra 3
Austin 7, Tadic 6, Gabbiadini 5, Davis 3
J Ayew 7, Abraham 5, Clucas 3, Mawson 2
Shaqiri 8, Diouf 6, Choupo-Moting 5, Crouch 5
Rodriguez 7, Rondón 7, Livermore 2, Phillips 2
Top 15
A GD Pts
Barcelona C
36 27
0 94 24 +70 90
Atlético Madrid
37 23
5 56 20 +36 78
Real Madrid
37 22
6 92 42 +50 75
37 21
9 63 37 +26 70
37 18
6 13 55 48 +7 60
Real Betis
37 18
6 13 58 58
0 60
37 16
7 14 48 58 -10 55
37 14 10 13 41 33 +8 52
37 14
8 15 42 48 -6 50
Real Sociedad
37 14
7 16 66 58 +8 49
37 13
9 15 48 58 -10 48
37 15
2 20 40 49 -9 47
Celta Vigo
37 12 10 15 55 58 -3 46
37 11 13 13 35 42 -7 46
Athletic Bilbao
37 10 13 14 41 48 -7 43
Real Sociedad 3 Leganés 2; Alavés 3 Athletic Bilbao 1;
Deportivo La Coruña 2 Villarreal 4; Eibar 1 Las Palmas 0;
Getafe 0 Atlético Madrid 1; Girona 0 Valencia 1;
Real Betis 2 Sevilla 2; Real Madrid 6 Celta Vigo 0; Espanyol 4
Málaga 1; Levante L Barcelona L
Atalanta L Milan L; Benevento 1 Genoa 0; Bologna 1
Chievo 2; Crotone 2 Lazio 2; Fiorentina 0 Cagliari 1;
Internazionale 1 Sassuolo 2; Roma L Juventus L;
Sampdoria L Napoli L; Torino 2 Spal 1; Verona 0 Udinese 1
Amiens 2 Metz 0; Angers 0 Nantes 2; Bordeaux 4 Toulouse 2;
Lille 2 Dijon 1; Monaco 1 Saint-Étienne 0; Montpellier 1
Troyes 1; Nice 4 Caen 1; Paris Saint-Germain 0 Rennes 2;
Strasbourg 3 Lyon 2 Friday Guingamp 3 Marseille 3
Top 12
A GD Pts
Bayern Munich C 34 27
4 92 28 +64 84
34 18
7 53 37 +16 63
34 15 10
9 66 48 +18 55
Borussia Dortmund 34 15 10
9 64 47 +17 55
Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 10
9 58 44 +14 55
RB Leipzig
34 15
8 11 57 53 +4 53
VfB Stuttgart
34 15
6 13 36 36
0 51
Eintracht Frankfurt 34 14
7 13 45 45
0 49
B M’gladbach
34 13
8 13 47 52 -5 47
Hertha Berlin
34 10 13 11 43 46 -3 43
Werder Bremen
34 10 12 12 37 40 -3 42
34 10 11 13 43 46 -3 41
Mainz 1 Werder Bremen 2; Bayer Leverkusen 3 Hannover 2;
Bayern Munich 1 Stuttgart 4; Schalke 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 0;
Hamburg 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 1; Hertha Berlin 2
RB Leipzig 6; Freiburg 2 Augsburg 0; Hoffenheim 3
Borussia Dortmund 1; Wolfsburg 4 Cologne 1
Top 11
Top 11
Celtic C
38 24
38 22
38 21
38 18
38 16
38 12
38 13
St Johnstone
38 12
38 11
Ross County R
A GD Pts
Porto C
34 28
2 82 18 +64 88
33 24
3 79 22 +57 78
33 24
3 62 22 +40 78
33 24
6 74 28 +46 75
Rio Ave
33 14
6 13 39 42 -3 48
34 13
8 13 47 55 -8 47
34 13
6 15 35 44 -9 45
33 12
8 13 34 48 -14 44
34 13
4 17 45 56 -11 43
33 10
8 15 41 49 -8 38
9 10 15 33 46 -13 37
8 16 49 59 -10 35
7 18 36 51 -15 34
8 17 29 49 -20 32
3 21 32 48 -16 30
Pacos Ferreira
9 17 32 56 -24 30
Vitoria Setúbal
6 11 16 38 62 -24 29
5 20 29 61 -32 29
Benfica L Moreirense L; Feirense L Estoril L; Marítimo L
Sporting L; Portimonense L Paços de Ferreira L; Rio Ave L
Braga L; Vitória Setúbal L Tondela L; Guimarães 0 Porto 1;
Boavista 1 Belenenses 0 Friday Aves 2 Chaves 3
Europa League play-offs: Semi-final: Second leg
Vitesse 2 ADO Den Haag 1 (agg 7-3); Utrecht 2
Heerenveen 1 (agg 5-5; Utrecht won on away goals)
Relegation play-offs: Semi-finals: Second leg
De Graafschap 4 Telstar 2 (agg 6-5); NEC Nijmegen 4
Emmen 1 (agg 4-5); Sparta Rotterdam L Dordrecht L;
Roda JC L Almere City L
Scotland and other football
Semi-final: First leg
(0) 0 Aston Villa
Jedinak 15
Semi-final: First leg
(1) 2 Rotherham
Ihiekwe 18og
Taylor 17
McGeehan 88
Newell 64
Semi-final: Second leg
(-) L Charlton
(First leg: Shrewsbury 1 Charlton 0)
Semi-final: First leg
Lincoln City
(0) 0 Exeter City
Coventry City
McNulty 87pen
(0) 1
Notts County
Forte 49
Boreham Wood
(1) 1 Tranmere Rovers
Andrade 45
Cook 6
Norwood 80
(1) 3 Brackley
Knowles 26 40, Leesley 71
Hamp & Richmond (1) 1 Braintree
Kretzschmar 8
Grant 45
(aet; Braintree won 4-3 on pens)
(1) 1
(1) 2
(-) L
(0) 0
Considine 47
(0) 1
(0) 1
(0) 0
Partick Thistle
Doolan 63
(0) 1
(3) 5
Tavernier 25
Rossiter 27
Bruno Alves 40
Holt 54, Windass 68
(3) 5
(1) 2
Kamberi 10pen
Allan 19
Maclaren 22 70 90
Erwin 10
(1) 1
(0) 0
Ciftci 31 70
Aldred 73
(1) 3
(0) 0
St Johnstone
Wotherspoon 90
(0) 1
(0) 0
(0) 0
(1) 1
LEADING GOALSCORERS (all competitions)
23 K Boyd (Kilmarnock). 19 Lafferty (Hearts); Sinclair
(Celtic). 18 Morelos (Rangers); Windass (Rangers).
Final: Second Leg
(-) L Alloa
(First leg: Dumbarton 1 Alloa 0)
(-) L
Final: Second Leg
(0) 1 Stenhousemuir
McLean 54
(Stenhousemuir won 2-1 on aggregate)
(0) 0
Final: Second Leg
(1) 3 Cove Rangers
Swann 7pen 50
Megginson 9 22
Smith 70
(Cowdenbeath won 3-2 on aggregate)
(2) 2
Europa League play-off: Semi-final Cardiff MU 4
Barry Town 1
Europa League play-off: Final Cliftonville 3 Glentoran 2
Ross County
Curran 3
17 Forrest (Celtic); Murray (Dundee, 14 for Hibernian).
16 Dembélé (Celtic). 13 Griffiths (Celtic); Schalk (Ross
County). 12 Moussa (Dundee).
(1) 1
Yeovil Town 0 Bristol City 2; Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1;
Reading 3 Liverpool 0; Chelsea 2 Sunderland 1; Everton 0
Birmingham 3
League standings: 1 Cheslea P16 Pts38;
2 Manchester City 16-32; 3 Reading 17-31
Aston Villa 1 Tottenham 1; Durham 4 Brighton 0;
London Bees 0 Sheffield Ladies 0; Millwall 0 Doncaster 1;
Oxford Utd 1 Watford 2
League standings: 1 Doncaster P17 Pts44;
2 Brighton 17-37; 3 Millwall 16-33
Section:GDN 1N PaGe:35 Edition Date:180514 Edition:01 Zone:
Monday 14 May 2018 The Guardian
Sent at 13/5/2018 20:29
Cricket scoreboard
Division One (third day of four)
Worcestershire v Essex
New Road Essex (19pts) beat Worcestershire (4) by 32
Essex First innings 177 (JC Tongue 4-45).
Worcestershire First innings 238 (JM Clarke 105).
Essex Second innings (overnight 143-4)
DW Lawrence lbw b Tongue...........................................71
JA Porter run out ............................................................9
*RN ten Doeschate c Fell b Leach ....................................4
†JS Foster c Cox b Tongue..............................................24
SR Harmer c Leach b Tongue..........................................23
PM Siddle b Leach ...........................................................2
SJ Cook not out ..............................................................0
Extras (b5, lb5, nb6) .....................................................16
Total (82.5 overs) .......................................................275
Fall 58, 106, 114, 142, 158, 170, 233, 260, 273.
Bowling Leach-20-2-72-3; Magoffin-20-4-67-1;
Tongue-23.5-8-53-5; Barnard-11-3-53-0;
Worcestershire Second innings
DKH Mitchell c Bopara b Harmer....................................26
BL D’Oliveira c Foster b Siddle .......................................11
TC Fell b Siddle .............................................................10
JM Clarke lbw b Siddle ....................................................2
TM Head c Ten Doeschate b Harmer................................62
†OB Cox lbw b Siddle .......................................................9
E Barnard b Harmer.......................................................29
BJ Twohig c Porter b Harmer ...........................................1
*J Leach c Ten Doeschate b Harmer ..................................5
JC Tongue c Harmer b Siddle............................................3
SJ Magoffin not out ........................................................1
Extras (b8, lb13, nb2) ...................................................23
Total (60.1 overs) .......................................................182
Fall 22, 50, 52, 68, 97, 160, 166, 173, 180.
Bowling Porter-13-2-50-0; Siddle-18-1-37-5;
SJ Cook-7-1-25-0; Harmer-21.1-3-43-5; Bopara-1-0-6-0.
Toss Essex elected to field.
Umpires Neil Mallender and Nick Cook.
Somerset v Hampshire
Taunton Hampshire (4pts) trail Somerset (8) by 97 runs
with eight second-innings wickests remaining.
Hampshire First innings 231 (TB Abell 3-36).
Somerset First innings (overnight 324-7)
JC Hildreth c Wheal b Alsop .........................................184
MJ Leach b Edwards ......................................................22
DM Bess b Berg .............................................................92
TD Groenewald not out ................................................25
Extras (b11, lb8, nb2) ...................................................21
Total (113.1 overs) .....................................................506
Fall 39, 40, 71, 71, 134, 267, 285, 327, 472.
Bowling Berg-34.1-3-130-5; Edwards-30-5-144-2;
Wheal-23-4-101-2; Weatherley-8-0-46-0;
Vince-5-1-17-0; Abbott-10-0-37-0; Alsop-3-0-12-1.
Hampshire Second innings
JJ Weatherley c Bartlett b Groenewald...........................11
JHK Adams c S M Davies b Gregory.................................11
*JM Vince not out ........................................................63
HM Amla not out ..........................................................86
Extras (b4, lb1, nb2) .......................................................7
Total (for 2, 67 overs)..................................................178
Fall 15, 39.
To bat TP Alsop, RR Rossouw, †LD McManus, GK Berg,
KJ Abbott, B Wheal, FH Edwards.
Bowling Gregory-11-5-23-1; Overton-16-3-50-0;
Groenewald-14-7-30-1; Leach-11-2-18-0;
Abell-6-2-22-0; Bess-9-2-30-0.
Toss Somerset elected to field.
Umpires Jeff Evans and Jeremy Lloyds.
Surrey v Yorkshire
The Oval Yorkshire (4pts) trail Surrey (8) by 43 runs with
five second-innings wickets remaining.
Surrey First inninngs 414 (OJ Pope 158 no, R Clarke 71,
D Elgar 61).
Yorkshire First innings (overnight 40-3)
*JE Root lbw b Curran ...................................................14
HC Brook c Foakes b Curran ...........................................17
†JM Bairstow c Clarke b Dernbach .................................95
JA Leaning lbw b Clarke ................................................20
TT Bresnan c Borthwick b Curran .....................................1
SA Patterson c Pope b Clarke ...........................................5
J Shaw c Elgar b Curran..................................................29
JA Brooks not out ...........................................................5
Extras (b6, lb7, w1, nb6) ...............................................20
Total (57.2 overs) .......................................................229
Fall 1, 7, 34, 41, 88, 155, 158, 183, 203.
Bowling Dernbach-18-2-81-2; Curran-16.2-2-54-6;
Clarke-16-2-47-2; McKerr-3-0-16-0; Virdi-4-1-18-0.
Yorkshire Second innings
A Lyth c Clarke b Virdi ....................................................58
AZ Lees c Borthwick b Dernbach.......................................4
CA Pujara b Curran ..........................................................0
*JE Root b Virdi ............................................................23
HC Brook lbw b Virdi .......................................................8
†JM Bairstow not out ...................................................25
JA Leaning not out .......................................................13
Extras (b1, lb1, w1, nb8) ...............................................11
Total (for 5, 57 overs)..................................................142
Fall 9, 10, 66, 99, 102.
To bat TT Bresnan, SA Patterson, JA Brooks, J Shaw.
Bowling Dernbach-13-4-24-1; Curran-12-5-34-1;
Clarke-13-2-30-0; Virdi-19-1-52-3.
Toss Leicestershire elected to bat.
Umpires David Millns and Martin Saggers.
Other results
Nottinghamshire 5
Worcestershire 5
(not including unfinished matches)
Bat Bowl
7 15
3 11
11 14
7 11
6 14
Division Two (third day of four)
Kent v Sussex
Canterbury Kent (20pts) beat Sussex (3) by 58 runs.
Kent First innings 218 (HG Kuhn 60; D Wiese 4-54).
Sussex First innings 181 (MGK Burgess 54; MJ Henry 4-69).
Kent Second innings (overnight 125-4)
Z Crawley c Wiese b Sharma...........................................24
†AP Rouse c Salt b Sharma.............................................18
CJ Haggett c Brown b Robinson .......................................5
HW Podmore not out ....................................................24
MJ Henry c Burgess b Robinson ......................................55
G Stewart b Robinson ....................................................11
IAA Thomas b Wiese........................................................1
Extras (b7, lb3, nb4) .....................................................14
Total (62.4 overs) .......................................................235
Fall 4, 31, 86, 94, 133, 140, 146, 220, 234.
Bowling Sharma-17-1-52-4; Robinson-22-4-70-4;
Van Zyl-7-0-32-0; Wiese-14.4-2-59-2; Briggs-2-0-12-0.
Sussex Second innings
LWP Wells b Henry ..........................................................9
PD Salt c Kuhn b Henry ..................................................11
S van Zyl c Rouse b Thomas............................................38
HZ Finch c Crawley b Haggett ........................................13
LJ Wright c & b Thomas .................................................47
*†BC Brown lbw b Henry ...............................................48
MGK Burgess b Henry ...................................................17
OE Robinson lbw b Podmore............................................3
D Wiese not out ..............................................................3
DR Briggs b Henry ...........................................................8
I Sharma b Henry ............................................................0
Extras (b4, lb8, nb2) .....................................................14
Total (58 overs) ..........................................................211
Fall 23, 30, 74, 76, 158, 186, 197, 201, 211.
Bowling Henry-21-5-53-6; Podmore-16-1-80-1;
Thomas-11-0-39-2; Haggett-9-1-26-1; Denly-1-0-1-0.
Toss Uncontested, Sussex elected to field.
Umpires Rob Bailey and Russell Warren.
Derbyshire v Durham
Derby Derbyshire (5pts) trail Durham (6) by 92 runs with
10 second-innings wickets remaining.
Derbyshire First innings 427 (WL Madsen 85,
MJJ Critchley 64, BA Godleman 61, BT Slater 55).
Durham First innings (overnight 115-2)
CT Steel c Godleman b Olivier ........................................31
G Clark lbw b Palladino ..................................................63
*PD Collingwood c Smit b Rampaul ...............................27
MJ Richardson lbw b Palladino ....................................115
†SW Poynter lbw b Olivier ...........................................170
WJ Weighell c Smit b Palladino ......................................18
MA Wood b Palladino ....................................................13
NJ Rimmington lbw b Madsen .........................................3
MW Dixon not out ..........................................................8
Extras (b24, lb11, w1, nb6) ...........................................42
Total (134.1 overs) .....................................................520
Fall 51, 51, 115, 169, 175, 453, 467, 509, 512.
Bowling Olivier-34-6-124-2; Rampaul-24-5-85-1;
Viljoen-21-3-67-2; Critchley-17-0-85-0;
Palladino-28.1-7-87-4; Madsen-2-0-10-1; Reece-8-0-27-0.
Derbyshire Second innings
BT Slater not out ............................................................0
LM Reece not out ...........................................................1
Extras ............................................................................0
Total (for 0, 2 overs)........................................................1
To bat WL Madsen, AL Hughes, *BA Godleman, †D Smit,
MJJ Critchley, GC Viljoen, AP Palladino, R Rampaul, D Olivier.
Bowling Wood-1-1-0-0; Weighell-1-0-1-0.
Toss Uncontested, Durham elected to field.
Umpires Richard Kettleborough and Paul Baldwin.
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
Edgbaston Warwickshire (21pts) beat Northamptonshire
(5) by six wickets.
Northamptonshire First innings 256 (SP Cook 92,
DAJ Bracewell 81; HJH Brookes 4-54).
Warwickshire First innings 265 (TR Ambrose 78, IR Bell 61,
HJH Brookes 50; SP Cook 4-51, DAJ Bracewell 4-71).
Northamptonshire Second innings (overnight 160-7)
RI Keogh c Brookes b Stone............................................29
DAJ Bracewell c Ambrose b Stone ....................................7
BA Hutton b Wright.........................................................1
BW Sanderson not out ....................................................4
Extras (b4, lb3)...............................................................7
Total (48.5 overs) .......................................................187
Fall 39, 52, 88, 92, 130, 150, 158, 178, 179.
Bowling Wright-19-4-58-3; Brookes-11-2-62-1;
Patel-3-1-11-1; Stone-15.5-0-49-5.
Warwickshire Second innings
WMH Rhodes not out .................................................100
DP Sibley c Procter b Sanderson .......................................2
IR Bell lbw b Sanderson .................................................14
IJL Trott lbw b Sanderson ................................................1
SR Hain c Hutton b Procter ............................................17
M Lamb not out ............................................................23
Extras (b5, lb5, w3, nb10) .............................................23
Total (for 4, 53.4 overs)...............................................180
Fall 6, 42, 44, 94.
Did not bat †TR Ambrose, *JS Patel, OP Stone, HJH Brookes,
CJC Wright.
Bowling Bracewell-13-2-40-0; Sanderson-16-4-33-3;
Hutton-10-2-37-0; Procter-7-2-26-0; Keogh-7-2-26-0;
Toss Nothamptonshire elected to bat.
Umpires Ian Blackwell and Neil Bainton.
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Grace Road Leicestershire (19pts) beat Glamorgan (3) by
three runs.
Leicestershire First innings 191 (N J Dexter 87).
Glamorgan First innings 178 (VR Aaron 4-65).
Leicestershire Second innings (overnight 119-2)
CN Ackermann c Lloyd b Hogan .....................................22
MJ Cosgrove c Cooke b Hogan .......................................33
A Javid lbw b Hogan ........................................................1
NJ Dexter c Cooke b Hogan ..............................................4
†LJ Hill b van der Gugten .................................................8
BA Raine c Donald b De Lange ........................................65
CF Parkinson c Cooke b De Lange .....................................9
GT Griffiths c Cooke b Hogan ...........................................4
VR Aaron not out ............................................................5
Extras (b5, lb9, nb2) .....................................................16
Total (77 overs) ..........................................................237
Fall 62, 76, 127, 132, 133, 142, 158, 198, 205.
Glamorgan Second innings
NJ Selman c Hill b Raine ..................................................2
JR Murphy b Raine ........................................................34
SE Marsh b Griffiths ........................................................0
KS Carlson c Hill b Griffiths ..............................................1
AHT Donald b Aaron......................................................15
†CB Cooke c Hill b Raine ................................................39
DL Lloyd lbw b Aaron.......................................................4
AG Salter lbw b Griffiths ..................................................9
M de Lange c Parkinson b Raine .....................................90
T van der Gugten lbw b Parkinson .................................22
*MG Hogan not out ........................................................7
Extras (b6, lb5, w2, nb6, pens, 5)...................................24
Total (56.4 overs) .......................................................247
Fall 6, 24, 38, 51, 70, 81, 107, 139, 195.
Bowling Raine-14.4-4-44-4; Aaron-14-1-66-2;
Griffiths-13-6-51-3; Parkinson-10-1-49-1; Dexter-5-0-21-0.
Toss Leicestershire elected to bat.
Umpires Mike Burns and Peter Hartley.
Middlesex v Gloucestershire
Lord’s Gloucestershire (3pts) trail Middlesex (7) by 179 runs
with eight second-innings wickets remaining.
Middlesex First innings 455-8 dec (NRT Gubbins 99,
EJG Morgan 76, DJ Malan 76).
Gloucestershire First innings
*CDJ Dent c Malan b Helm.............................................66
JR Bracey c Simpson b Cartwright ..................................28
†GH Roderick lbw b Cartwright .......................................0
GL van Buuren c Simpson b Rayner ..................................6
JMR Taylor lbw b Finn ...................................................22
RF Higgins c & b Helm .....................................................5
BAC Howell c Cartwright b Rayner .................................47
K Noema-Barnett c Simpson b Helm ................................6
CN Miles c Morgan b Cartwright .....................................13
DJ Worrall lbw b Cartwright.............................................6
MD Taylor not out ..........................................................1
Extras (b2, lb4, nb4) .....................................................10
Total (72.5 overs) .......................................................210
Fall 72, 72, 90, 117, 130, 141, 153, 185, 199.
Bowling Finn-15-0-54-1; Helm-14-1-48-3;
Harris-15-5-42-0; Cartwright-11-1-33-4;
Rayner-15.5-7-23-2; Malan-2-0-4-0.
Gloucestershire Second innings (f/o)
CDJ Dent c Simpson b Helm ...........................................35
BAC Howell b Harris ......................................................16
GH Roderick not out .......................................................6
JR Bracey not out ...........................................................5
Extras (lb2, nb2) .............................................................4
Total (for 2, 31 overs)....................................................66
Fall 49, 54.
To bat JMR Taylor, GL van Buuren, RF Higgins,
K Noema-Barnett, CN Miles, DJ Worrall, MD Taylor.
Bowling Finn-5-0-9-0; Helm-7-3-14-1;
Cartwright-4-0-18-0; Harris-7-1-15-1; Rayner-8-4-8-0.
Toss Uncontested, Gloucestershire elected to field.
Umpires Steve O’Shaughnessy and Jonathan Blades.
D Bat Bowl Pts
1 11 12
1 12
3 10 13
2 10 10
3 12
2 10
Gloucestershire 3
(not including unfinished matches)
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire
Trent Bridge Lancashire (22pts) beat Nottinghamshire (3)
by an innings and 67 runs.
Nottinghamshire First innings 133 (G Onions 3-22).
Lancashire First innings 338 (KK Jennings 126, AL Davies 50;
SCJ Broad 4-41).
Nottinghamshire Second innings (overnight 106-5)
JD Libby c Livingstone b Anderson .................................46
†TJ Moores c Vilas b Onions .............................................9
SCJ Broad lbw b Onions ...................................................4
LJ Fletcher lbw b Anderson..............................................0
JT Ball c Croft b Onions ....................................................4
HF Gurney not out ..........................................................0
Extras (b9, lb11, nb4) ...................................................24
Total (52.4 overs) .......................................................138
Fall 0, 1, 1, 24, 92, 118, 126, 127, 138.
Bowling Anderson-18-7-26-4; Onions-17.4-4-55-6;
Bailey-8-3-13-0; Clark-7-0-17-0; Livingstone-1-0-2-0;
Toss Uncontested, Lancashire elected to field.
Umpires Michael Gough and Tim Robinson.
▲ Joe Root is bowled for 23 by Amar Virdi as Yorkshire followed on at the Oval
Rugby union
15 Racing 92
Cardiff Blues
31 Gloucester
Leinster A
Final table
Coventry C
30 27
Darlington MP
30 23
Plymouth Albion 30 20
Ampthill & District 30 19
30 17
Old Elthamians
30 15
Birmingham Mos 30 14
Bishop’s Stortford 30 15
30 11
30 14
30 12
Rosslyn Park
30 10
Loughborough Stds 30 10
Hull Ionians R
30 10
Old Albanians R
30 9
Fylde R
30 3
Plymouth Albion
Loughborough Students 19
Rugby league
Sixth round
18 St Helens
Catalans Dragons
56 Whitehaven
Hull KR
10 Wigan
Toronto Wolfpack
10 Warrington
Played on Friday
22 Salford
24 Wakefield
20 Leeds
Toronto Wolfpack 13 11
13 10
13 10
London Broncos
13 9
13 8
12 8
12 6
13 4
13 3
13 3
12 2
12 0
1 1 393 204
0 3 506 222
0 3 450 258
0 4 531 250
0 5 473 278
0 4 282 224
0 6 300 334
2 7 250 392
0 10 221 399
0 10 229 500
0 10 176 439
1 11 168 479
London Broncos
9 8 0 1 416
9 8 0 1 406 134
9 7 0 2 356 140
9 6 0 3 260 126
9 5 0 4 354 228
9 5 0 4 289 189
8 5 0 3 230 143
8 4 0 4 212 164
8 4 0 4 173 184
North Wales
9 3 1 5 197 202
London Skolars
9 3 1 5 228 328
8 1 0 7 112 398
Hemel Stags
9 0 0 9
92 412
West Wales
7 0 0 7
44 626
54 London Skolars
18 York
West Wales
18 Doncaster
74 Hemel Stags
Castleford Tigers
4 3
St Helens
4 3
Leeds Rhinos
3 3
Wigan Warriors
4 2
Bradford Bulls
4 1
4 0
York City
3 0
273 S Brown 68 66 73 66; F Laporta (It) 69 69 67 68.
274 A Pavan (It) 72 66 66 70; E Molinari (It) 71 70 67 66.
275 R Evans 65 69 71 70; P Waring 70 68 70 67; A Connelly
(Can) 70 74 65 66. 276 T Aiken (SA) 68 71 70 67; J Winther
(Den) 71 74 65 66; P Angles (Sp) 72 70 66 68; T Lewis 71
71 67 67; E Pepperell 72 69 69 66; J Kruyswijk (SA) 72 68
68 68. 278 J Fahrbring (Swe) 74 68 67 69; M Tullo (Chl) 71
69 68 70; P Mejow (Ger) 70 72 68 68; M Manassero (It) 72
73 68 65; L Gagli (It) 72 72 67 67; M Schwab (Aut) 69 73
66 70. 279 S Webster 70 68 70 71; G Migliozzi (Sp) 72 71
66 70; M Korhonen (Fin) 70 69 68 72; N Cullen (Aus) 70 69
72 68; S Khan 74 71 67 67; L Canter 70 73 66 70;
C Bezuidenhout (SA) 71 72 66 70; O Farr 73 71 68 67.
280 KK Johannessen (Nor) 68 75 67 70; C Koepka (US) 72
69 71 68; T Murray 70 70 73 67; Park E-s (Kor) 68 73 67
72; J Walters (SA) 73 72 68 67; S Fernandez (Sp) 67 73 72
68; Z Lombard (SA) 71 71 68 70. 281 M Armitage 67 75 68
71; S Chawrasia (Ind) 72 71 72 66; B Stow 71 70 72 68;
J Kruger (SA) 72 70 69 70; T Bjorn (Den) 71 70 69 71;
H Porteous (SA) 70 73 68 70; V Perez (Fr) 73 70 70 68.
282 ET Johansen (Nor) 73 70 70 69; S Gros (Fr) 68 72 69
73; D Im (US) 74 71 69 68; M Nixon 71 73 69 69; D Brooks
67 76 69 70; M Southgate 72 71 71 68; J Dantorp (Swe) 71
72 71 68. 283 M Baldwin 70 74 69 70; B Ritthammer (Ger)
75 68 70 70; EC Blanco (Sp) 74 68 68 73. 284 M Millar
(Aus) 72 73 69 70; O Lindell (Fin) 74 70 68 72; K Samooja
(Fin) 71 74 71 68; A da Silva (Br) 67 73 74 70; L Slattery 71
72 70 71. 285 T Pulkkanen (Fin) 74 70 69 72; E Raffaele
Lipparelli (It) 73 70 68 74; R Finch 69 76 69 71; C Bräunig
(Ger) 76 69 67 73; A Knappe (Ger) 71 74 70 70; F Fritsch
(Ger) 74 71 70 70; T Fisher (SA) 69 74 71 71.
286 P Widegren (Swe) 73 71 71 71; G Manzoni (It) 75 69 73
69; N Kimsey 71 72 72 71; N Bertasio (It) 74 68 74 70.
287 F Maccario (It) 76 69 73 69. 289 H Leon (US) 70 74 72
73; G Bourdy (Fr) 70 73 71 75
A PD Pts
1 0 154
62 +92 7
0 1 128
34 +94 6
0 0
36 +52 6
1 1
40 +58 5
0 3 108 124 -16 2
0 4
52 168 -116 0
0 3
10 174 -164 0
York City
St Helens
Leading third-round scores (US unless stated)
197 W Simpson 66 63 68. 204 D Lee (NZ) 68 66 70.
206 D Johnson 66 71 69. 207 J Day (Aus) 69 67 71;
C Schwartzel (SA) 68 66 73; X Schauffele 68 68 71; J Dufner
72 69 66; J Walker 69 68 70. 208 T Woods 72 71 65;
H Varner III 71 67 70; T Fleetwood (Eng) 69 71 68; I Poulter
(Eng) 70 69 69; P Cantlay 66 68 74; M Kuchar 66 71 71;
J Spieth 75 68 65. 209 S Stricker 67 69 73; R Sabbatini (SA)
67 71 71; A Scott (Aus) 69 68 72; C Howell III 68 67 74;
R Werenski 70 71 68; G Murray 72 68 69; M Leishman (Aus)
71 71 67; R Cabrera Bello (Sp) 71 71 67; J Vegas (Ven) 67
72 70; H Stenson (Swe) 68 70 71. 210 K Bradley 69 69 72;
S Brown 70 71 69; An B-h (Kor) 71 70 69; R Palmer 74 67
69; B DeChambeau 70 67 73; C Hadley 66 69 75; P Reed 72
68 70. 211 C Kirk 70 71 70; C Gribble 68 71 72; A Hadwin
(Can) 72 68 71; J Lovemark 76 67 68; C Reavie 71 71 69;
J Thomas 73 70 68; M Hughes (Can) 76 67 68; B Horschel
68 70 73; B Garnett 69 69 73. 212 C Stroud 70 70 72;
J Kokrak 72 69 71; A Noren (Swe) 66 69 77; B Hossler 70 69
73; B Watson 68 71 73; E Grillo (Arg) 69 71 72; K Na 69 71
72; J Henry 72 71 69; T Potter 70 70 72; S García (Sp) 68 69
75; S Lowry (Ire) 75 68 69; T Van Aswegen (SA) 74 68 70;
M Fitzpatrick (Eng) 72 70 70. 213 T Finau 70 72 71;
K Aphibarnrat (Tha) 71 71 71; J Rose (Eng) 68 72 73;
A Cook 72 70 71; A Landry 67 75 71; B Grace (SA) 69 71 73;
M Laird (Sco) 72 71 70; Kim S-w (Kor) 67 72 74.
214 B Koepka 70 70 74; D Berger 74 68 72; N Watney 70 72
72; C Pan (Tai) 68 70 76; K Tway 70 72 72; R Moore 71 70
73. 215 J Rahm (Sp) 68 70 77
Leading final scores (GB/Ire unless stated)
268 J Lagergren (Swe) 71 66 63 68 (won on first play-off
hole); M Lorenzo-Vera (Fr) 71 64 63 70. 269 A Sullivan 67
72 65 65; L Herbert (Aus) 69 71 66 63. 270 L Bjerregaard
(Den) 65 68 68 69. 271 J Guerrier (Fr) 68 65 67 71.
Men: Final: A Zverev (Ger) bt D Thiem (Aut) 6-4 6-4
Men: First round: L Sonego (It) bt A Mannarino (Fr) 2-6
7-6 (4) 6-3; S Johnson (US) bt S Wawrinka (Swi) 6-4 6-4;
R Harrison (US) bt Y Sugita (Jpn) 7-6 (5) 6-3; J Sock (US)
bt D Ferrer (Sp) 6-3 6-4; P Gojowczyk (Ger) bt S Querrey
(US) 6-2 7-6 (7)
Stage nine (Pesco Sannita-Gran Sasso d’Italia; 224km)
1 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott 5hr 54min 13sec; 2 T Pinot
(Fr) Groupama-FDJ; 3 E Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott at
same time; 4 D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida +0:04sec;
5 R Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar; 6 D Formolo (It) BoraHansgrohe +0:10; 7 George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo
+0:12; 8 T Dumoulin (Neth) Sunweb; 9 M Angel Lopez (Col)
Astana s/t; 10 G Ciccone (It) Bardiani +0:24; 11 B O’Connor
(Aus) Dimension Data +0:26; 12 M Woods (Can) Education
First-Drapac p/b Cannondale +0:36; 13 P Konrad (Aut)
Bora-Hansgrohe +0:38; 14 P Bilbao (Sp) Astana +0:52;
15 C Betancur (Col) Movistar s/t; 16 L Meintjes (SA)
Dimension Data +1:00; 17 W Poels (Neth) Sky +1:02;
18 S Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ; 19 A Geniez (Fr)
AG2R La Mondiale; 20 S Oomen (Neth) s/t
Selected others: 23 C Froome (GB) Sky +1:07; 50 H Carthy
(GB) Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale +6:49;
149 A Dowsett (GB) Katusha-Alpecin +30:47
Overall standings: 1 S Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott 37hr
37min 15sec; 2 E Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott +0:32;
3 T Dumoulin (Neth) Sunweb +0:38; 4 T Pinot (Fr)
Groupama-FDJ +0:45; 5 D Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida
+0:57; 6 R Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar +1:20; 7 G Bennett (NZ)
LottoNL-Jumbo +1:33; 8 R Dennis (Aus) BMC +2:05;
9 P Bilbao (Sp) Astana s/t; 10 M Woods (Can) Education
First-Drapac p/b Cannondale +2:25; 11 C Froome (GB) Sky
+2:27; 12 P Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe +2:34;
13 M Angel Lopez (Col) Astana s/t; 14 B O’Connor (Aus)
Dimension Data +2:36; 15 F Aru (It) Emirates s/t;
16 C Betancur (Col) Movistar +2:46; 17 S Oomen (Neth)
Sunweb +2:54; 18 S Henao (Col) Sky +3:14;
19 M Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors +3:37;
20 A Geniez (Fr) AG2R La Mondiale +4:12
Selected others: 75 H Carthy (GB) Education First-Drapac
p/b Cannondale +47:30; 111 A Dowsett (GB) KatushaAlpecin +1:15:37
Third round S Lennon (Ire) bt J Richardson (Eng) 6-5;
M Suljovic (Aut) bt S Whitlock (Aus) 6-3; K Huybrechts
(Bel) bt J Wattimena (Neth) 6-5; P Wright (Sco) bt G Price
(Wal) 6-3; S Bunting (Eng) bt K Ratajski (Pol) 6-3; D Gurney
(NIre) bt M King (Eng) 6-2; K Anderson (Aus) bt C Menzies
(Sco) 6-5; M van Gerwen (Neth) bt D Webster (Eng) 6-4
Men: 1 M Mola (Sp) 1hr 48min 15sec; 2 F Alarza (Sp)
1:48:23; 3 K Blummenfelt (Nor) 1:48:26; 4 H Schoeman
(SA) 1:48:29; 5 A Schilling (Den) 1:49:14; 6 R Pevtsov (Ukr)
1:49:25; 7 A Briffod (Swi) 1:49:26; 8 I Polyanskiy (Rus)
1:49:34; 9 J Gómez (Sp) 1:49:40; 10 G Faldum (Hun)
1:49:43; 11 G Benson (GB) 1:49:46; 12 T Bishop (GB)
1:49:54; 13 W Sullwald (SA) 1:50:11; 14 R Varga (Svk)
1:50:16; 15 A Salvisberg (Swi) 1:50:19; 16 T Dodds (NZ)
1:50:22; 17 V Hernández (Sp) 1:50:23; 18 R Bailie (Aus)
1:50:27; 19 C Grajales Valencia (Mex) 1:50:29;
20 M McElroy (US) 1:50:33
Women: 1 F Duffy (Ber) 1hr 56min 18sec; 2 K Zaferes (US)
1:58:09; 3 K Kasper (US) 1:58:17; 4 S Coldwell (GB)
1:58:48; 5 V Holland (GB) 1:58:50; 6 A Gentle (Aus)
1:58:57; 7 N Stanford (GB) 1:59:04; 8 J Learmonth (GB)
1:59:18; 9 C Michel (Bel) 1:59:26; 10 N van Coevorden
(Aus) 1:59:32; 11 L Hall (GB) 1:59:35; 12 S Cook (US)
1:59:57; 13 Y Sato (Jpn) 2:00:02; 14 V Frintova (Cz)
2:00:04; 15 J Annen (Swi) 2:00:11; 16 G Backhouse (Aus)
2:000:18; 17 Y Takahashi (Jpn) 2:00:32; 18 A Betto (It)
2:000:33; 19 L Perterer (Aut) 2:000:34; 20 R Klamer
(Neth) 2:00:3
Arizona 1 Washington 2; Baltimore 6 Tampa Bay 3;
Chicago Cubs 8 Chicago White Sox 4; Cleveland 6
Kansas City 2;Colorado 4 Milwaukee 0; Detroit 5 Seattle 9;
Houston 6 Texas 1; LA Angels 3 Minnesota 5; LA Dodgers 3
Cincinnati 5; Miami 5 Atlanta 10; NY Yankees 7 Oakland 6;
Philadelphia P NY Mets P; Pittsburgh 6 San Francisco 5;
San Diego 2 St Louis 1; Toronto 2 Boston 5
Ice hockey
Western conference: Final: Game one Winnipeg 4
Las Vegas 2
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The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
Balbirnie dives
in to the crease
to avoid being
run out during
Ireland’s first
innings of 130
all out
Specsavers County Championship
Onions and Anderson put
paid to Nottinghamshire
Graham Hardcastle
Trent Bridge
First Test
Ireland facing battle as
Pakistan show class
Ireland’s late resistance on the third
day of their inaugural Test with
Pakistan gave the home side some
hope after a bruising day in Malahide.
The openers Ed Joyce (39no) and
William Porterfield (23no) guided
Ireland to 64 without loss at stumps,
facing a deficit of 116 after they were
skittled for 130 the first time around.
Pakistan’s attack looked in ominous
form before the first Test with England
later this month and reduced Ireland
to 7 for four in reply to the tourists’ 310
for nine declared. Ireland recovered
somewhat, thanks to Kevin O’Brien’s
40 and an unbeaten 33 from Gary
Wilson, but were unable to come to
terms with Mohammad Abbas who
claimed four for 44 while Mohammad
Amir (two for nine) looked in good
rhythm in the first innings while he
also saw Joyce and Porterfield dropped
off his bowling late in the day.
Ireland started the day by finally
breaking up the seventh-wicket partnership of Shadab Khan and Faheem
Ashraf after they made 117 together.
The home side took the new ball
that was available to them in the
morning’s fifth over and Tim Murtagh
struck with just the second delivery,
removing Shadab lbw for 55 to leave
Pakistan 276 for seven. It was a fuller
ball that did for Shadab, although he
may have earned a reprieve had DRS
been available.
Less than an hour and a half into
the day’s play, Pakistan declared on
310 after Faheem eventually fell 17 shy
of a maiden ton. Stuart Thompson’s
delivery reared up and caught the
shoulder of Faheem’s bat before
going through to Niall O’Brien, who
claimed another catch to dismiss Amir
Belting Bess
turns on style
before Amla
follows suit
The hosts, who contrived 506 after
being 134 for five, raced away in the
morning with James Hildreth purring
along with the tail. In fact it might be
regarded as a fake tail. After the early
departure of Jack Leach, leaving a ball
from Fidel Edwards and losing his offstump, Dom Bess demonstrated that
he is an impostor at No 10.
In 30 overs the irrepressible Bess
added 145 with Hildreth. He dominated the strike and the scoring as
the Hampshire attack, deprived of
Kyle Abbott again, began to wilt. Bess
scores in similar areas to Hildreth,
square of the wicket, and he is just as
rapid stealing singles. He adds buzz to
whatever he is doing on a cricket field,
which will not include batting at No 10
for much longer.
Only Hildreth’s final shot was ugly.
Before lunch on 184 he mishit a high
full toss from Tom Alsop to mid-on.
After the break Tim Groenewald
swung merrily but Bess, on 92, was
Vic Marks
Out came the sun and out went the
demons from the Taunton pitch. At
last the batsmen could look down at
the strip of fast-fading green turf and
feel they could trust it. There was minimal lateral movement and only a hint
of swing under a cloudless sky, and the
ball would not turn for the spinners in
a match dominated so far by Somerset.
Total (for 0, 26 overs).........................64
To bat A Balbirnie, †NJ O’Brien, PR Stirling, GC Wilson,
KJ O’Brien, SR Thompson, TE Kane, TJ Murtagh,
WB Rankin.
Bowling Mohammad Amir 3.2-2-2-0;
Mohammad Abbas 6-2-13-0; Rahat Ali 6-2-18-0;
Faheem Ashraf 6-2-15-0; Shadab Khan 4.4-1-15-0.
Two England seamers past and
present combined for Lancashire as
they claimed a notable first win of
the season by toppling the Division
One leaders Nottinghamshire by
an innings and 67 runs early on
day three at Trent Bridge. Graham
Onions, who played the last of
his nine Tests in 2012, claimed
six wickets in the second innings
and nine in the match, while the
incumbent Jimmy Anderson ably
backed him up with four wickets in
the second and six overall.
This was Lancashire’s first win
in five this season, and they gained
revenge for an opening-round
defeat against Nottinghamshire at
Old Trafford last month. The hosts
started day three on 106 for five
having conceded a first-innings lead
of 205. They were bowled out for
just 138. Onions, a 35-year-old new
signing for the Red Rose, is now nine
wickets away from 650 career firstclass scalps. .
There was another victory of note
at New Road, where the champions
Essex came from behind to beat
Worcestershire, who fell 33 short
of a 215 target. Essex bounced back
from losing their first Championship
match in 19 against Yorkshire at
Chelmsford last weekend, with
the off-spinner Simon Harmer and
the Australian seamer Peter Siddle
equally sharing the second-innings
wickets. The bottom side
Worcestershire had been 50 for one
and 160 for five in their pursuit.
Yorkshire’s captain Joe Root and
Jonny Bairstow are under pressure
against Surrey at the Oval, with
the visitors made to follow-on 185
runs behind midway through the
afternoon. Unfortunately for Root,
he fell twice in the day for 14 and 23,
trapped lbw by on-song Sam Curran
and bowled through the gate by the
fledgling off-spinner Amar Virdi.
denied his first century for Somerset
by a fine delivery from Gareth Berg.
Batting was a more serious business when Hampshire began their
second innings with a deficit of 275.
The tempo declined but the skill level
did not. Somerset’s attack snatched
two early wickets via errors from
in the next over and give Murtagh his
fourth wicket.
In reply, Abbas accounted for Joyce
and Andrew Balbirnie, both lbw, and
Porterfield saw his off stump uprooted
having been beaten by Amir’s pace.
Ireland were facing a significant task
just to avoid the follow-on when 61 for
seven, still trailing by 249. O’Brien and
Todd Kane were dismissed without
scoring, while in-between Paul Stirling
and Thompson made minor contributions of 17 and three respectively.
Despite plucky lower-order resistance
from Wilson, Pakistan wrapped up the
tail to dismiss Ireland for 130 and claim
a first-innings lead of 180.
Pakistan enforced the follow-on but
were met with resistance late on. That
fight will need to be an extended one
if Ireland are to defy the odds.
Pakistan First innings (overnight 268-6)
Shadab Khan lbw b Murtagh...............55
Faheem Ashraf
c NJ O’Brien b Thompson..................83
Mohammad Amir
c NJ O’Brien b Murtagh.....................13
Mohammad Abbas not out ..................4
Rahat Ali not out .................................0
Extras (b1, lb10, w2, nb4) ..................17
Balls 4s
Total (for 9 dec, 96 overs) ................310
Fall cont 276, 304, 306.
Bowling Murtagh 25-5-45-4; Rankin 21-3-75-2;
Kane 20-2-86-0; Thompson 22-4-62-3;
KJ O’Brien 6-1-20-0; Stirling 2-0-11-0.
Ireland First innings
Balls 4s
EC Joyce lbw b Mohammad Abbas .........4
*WTS Porterfield b Mohammad Amir ...1 20
A Balbirnie lbw b Mohammad Abbas .....0
†NJ O’Brien lbw b Mohammad Abbas ....0 10
PR Stirling
c Babar Azam b Faheem Ashraf..........17 20
KJ O’Brien
c Imam ul-Haq b Mohammad Amir .....40 68
SR Thompson b Shadab Khan ...............3 21
TE Kane c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan ....0
GC Wilson not out .............................33 74
WB Rankin
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas .17 50
TJ Murtagh
c Imam ul-Haq b Shadab Khan.............5
Extras (b8, lb1, w1) ...........................10
Total (47.2 overs) ............................130
Fall 5, 5, 5, 7, 36, 61, 61, 73, 107.
Bowling Mohammad Amir 10-5-9-2; Mohammad Abbas
11-4-44-4; Rahat Ali 7-0-18-0; Faheem Ashraf 5-2-18-1;
Shadab Khan 13.2-3-31-3; Haris Sohail 1-0-1-0.
Ireland Second innings (following on)
Balls 4s
EC Joyce not out ................................39 90
*WTS Porterfield not out ..................23 67
Extras (b1, nb1) ...................................2
▲ Dom Bess and James Hildreth enjoyed a productive partnership at Taunton
Bairstow, however, enjoyed a more
productive day. He counter-attacked
for 95 off 94 balls, passing 6,000
career Championship runs on the
way, and finished the day unbeaten
on 25 second time around. Yorkshire
closed on 142 for five, 43 behind.
Curran, 19, finished with six for 54 in
the first innings and was awarded his
first-team cap at lunch.
Warwickshire strengthened
their grip on top spot in Division
Two with a six-wicket win against
Northamptonshire at Edgbaston,
their third from four matches.
Chasing a 180 target, they were
94 for four, but the opener Will
Rhodes posted 100 not out. Kent
replaced Sussex in second place by
comfortably defending a 270 target
at Canterbury. The New Zealand
seamer Matt Henry finished with six
wickets and 10 in the match to take
his tally to 37 in four Championship
outings so far this summer.
At Grace Road, Leicestershire
claimed a nail-biting three-run win
over Glamorgan, who recovered
from 139 for eight chasing 251.
Marchant de Lange smashed 90
off 45 balls to heighten nerves, but
the Foxes held on for only a third
Championship win since 2012.
Middlesex are chasing an innings
victory over Gloucestershire, who
started their second 245 behind at
Lord’s and closed on 66 for two.
Derbyshire and Durham are heading
for a high-scoring draw at Derby.
Graham Onions
claimed nine wickets in
Lancashire’s victory
Jimmy Adams, swishing outside his
off-stump, and Joe Weatherley, who
pulled a ball straight into the hands of
George Bartlett, meticulously placed
at deep square leg, seconds earlier.
Now the quality stepped up.
As Somerset, sniffing their third victory of the season, probed, Hampshire’s two Test batsmen, James Vince
and Hashim Amla, set to work. Vince,
on eight, offered a tough chance to
Craig Overton in the gully but he then
proceeded to bat with great composure and skill. There was patience,
too, which is a quality more readily
associated with Amla, who gave the
connoisseurs a treat.
The Somerset bowlers made him
work hard but Amla is humble enough
to do that. By the close he had cruised
to an unbeaten 86 while Vince had,
by his standards, crawled to an
excellent 63. Hence there is a way out
for Hampshire, who are now only 97
runs behind.
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Murray will leave it late
over Wimbledon call
Former champion has not
played since losing in the
quarter-finals last year
Kevin Mitchell
Simple for Simon Britain’s Simon Yates extended his overall lead in the
Giro d’Italia to more than half a minute with victory on stage nine at Gran
Sasso d’Italia. Yates pounced in the final 100 metres to beat Thibaut Pinot
(Groupama-FDJ) and his Michelton-Scott team-mate Esteban Chaves, putting
him 32 seconds clear of Chaves. It was another bad day for Chris Froome, who
slid out of the overall top 10. He is now 2min 27sec down in 11th place. PA
Rugby league
Hungry Wolves pounce on
Toronto’s lack of discipline
Toronto Wolfpack
Warrington Wolves
Aaron Bower
Halliwell Jones Stadium
The first transatlantic team in rugby
league are overwhelming favourites to
win promotion to Super League at the
first attempt via the Qualifiers, but by
the end of this game the Toronto Wolfpack had learned an important lesson.
Given the array of talent the Wolfpack have assembled in their quest to
reach the promised land it was perhaps
no surprise that after 25 minutes of this
Challenge Cup tie they were ahead
against this country’s form side.
However, things turned sour for
the Canadian side – and the manner
in which their discipline abandoned
them will have sent a clear message
that, unless they smarten up that part
of their game, promotion may not
quite be the formality some expect
this summer.
Their coach was quick to admit the
Wolfpack were their own worst enemies here. “It certainly doesn’t enhance
our reputation,” Paul Rowley said. “The
second half was shambolic from our
point of view – I wasn’t impressed. We
accept responsibility for not being good
enough in terms of our discipline.”
They were ahead by four points
when the chaos began, as Liam Kay
was sent to the sin-bin for a dangerous
tackle on the Warrington wing Josh
Charnley. But when Andrew Dixon was
sent off two minutes before half-time
for punching the Warrington youngster Harvey Livett, Toronto collapsed.
At one stage they were playing
with 10 men after Josh McCrone and
Darcy Lussick were sent to the sin-bin
following two incidents of dissent.
Against a side in such scintillating form
as Warrington, there was likely to be
just one outcome once the Wolfpack
had begun to implode – and the Wolves
scored 56 unanswered points in little
over 40 minutes to emphatically book
a quarter-final showdown with Wigan.
▲ Liam Kay scores Toronto’s second
try against Warrington
Andy Murray, still desperate to return
to tennis in time for Wimbledon, has
told his team he will delay his decision
until the last minute.
The two-times champion at the All
England Club, who turns 31 tomorrow,
has abandoned tentative plans to make
his comeback in the Loughborough
Trophy, the new indoor hardcourt
tournament which starts on Saturday.
The aim is still to play on the grass,
according to an insider, but “he doesn’t
yet know if he’ll be 100% and will actually play. He won’t know exact plans
until much closer to the time.”
Murray, who has not played since
losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals
last year and had surgery in Melbourne
in January to correct a chronic hip
complaint, is making a concerted effort
to get his game in shape in time for a
return in the Netherlands in a low-level
grass tournament on 11 June, just after
the French Open.
The Scot has also committed to
play in the Championships at Queen’s
Club, two weeks before Wimbledon
which starts on 2 July – although he is
yet to discuss his usual promotional
activities for a tournament he has won
six times.
Murray’s intensive rehab over the
past five months, which gave him
cause for optimism soon after he
returned from Australia, has not produced the expected results and his
on-court preparation has stalled.
His mother, Judy, tried to allay
fears that Murray’s career is in
jeopardy when she spoke to the BBC
during the week. “I don’t think so,”
“There were 24 penalties and all of
them were warranted,” their coach,
Steve Price, said. “Ben Thaler controlled it very well but it was like Lord
of The Rings, watching that. It’s one of
the slowest games I’ve been involved
in. It wasn’t a great look for the game,
to be honest.”
Toronto had begun much the better
of the two sides, and after Adam Higson and Kay scored two well-worked
tries it was hard to argue with the 8-0
early lead they had established. Mike
Cooper soon opened Warrington’s
scoring, before a penalty from the boot
of Ryan Brierley pushed Toronto’s lead
back out to four points.
From there, though, matters turned
ugly. And when Dixon was sent off
before the break Charnley’s try put
the Wolves ahead by two: they would
not fall behind again. In all there were
10 tries in that second half, including
three for the winger Tom Lineham.
Before that, the two tries in four
minutes while Toronto were playing
with only 10 men were crucial – in
effect, they killed off any chance the
Wolfpack had of victory. As the half
she said. “He’s still got a lot of things
he wants to achieve in the game.
His goal was always to be ready for
the grass-court season and, fingers
crossed, that will happen.
“I’m sure when he’s got some news
he will share that. The strength and
depth of men’s tennis is so great that
I don’t think anybody would want
to come back into that environment
unless you are 100%.”
Meanwhile Stan Wawrinka struggled on his return after almost three
months out with a knee injury, the
Swiss falling to a first-round defeat in
the clay-court Italian Open yesterday.
The three-times grand slam champion
lost 6-4, 6-4 against the 55th-ranked
American Steve Johnson.
“I really only started to play tennis
again 12 days ago,” said Wawrinka,
who was broken in each set and hit 30
unforced errors to Johnson’s 17.
“I’m happy with physically where I
am right now. I had a lot of hesitation
with my game and it obviously makes
a big difference in the way I move and
the way I play.”
In the other final played yesterday
Alexander Zverev saw off the challenge of Dominic Thiem with a
6-4, 6-4 victory in the Madrid Open.
The German defeated Thiem in just
under an hour and 20 minutes with a
clinical display.
Andy Murray has not
played since defeat at
last year’s Wimbledon
wore on their discipline continued to
worsen, allowing Warrington to progress with somewhat of a canter by
the end.
Warrington will now meet last
year’s finalists Wigan in a rerun of the
2016 Super League Grand Final. “It
will be a cracking game,” Price said.
“Wigan-Warrington games are always
tough, brutal games.”
In the other quarter-finals, the holders Hull will travel to the Super League
leaders St Helens, Leigh will face
Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield will
host Catalans Dragons. The last-eight
games will be played on the weekend
of 2-3 June.
Toronto Wolfpack
O’Brien; Higson,
Stanley, Worthington,
Kay; McCrone, Brierley;
Lussick, Beswick, Sims,
Dixon, Paterson,
Interchange Sidlow,
Bussey, Ackers,
Tries Higson, Kay
Goal Brierley
Sin-bin Kay 29,
McCrone 47, Lussick 53
Sent off Dixon 38
Warrington Wolves
Ratchford; Lineham,
Goodwin, Atkins,
Charnley; Brown, Roberts;
Hill, Clark, Cooper, Livett,
Hughes, Westwood.
Interchange Philbin,
Murdoch-Masila, Patton,
Tries Cooper, Charnley 2,
Livett, Murdoch-Masila,
Hughes, Westwood,
Lineham 3, Roberts
Goals Goodwin 9
Referee Ben Thaler (Eng) Attendance 6,507
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The Guardian Monday 14 May 2018
▼ Leinster’s James Ryan fends off the
attentions of Racing players during
the Champions Cup final in Bilbao
Rugby union
Cipriani in talks
over move
to Gloucester
Robert Kitson
Gloucester hope to win the race to sign
Danny Cipriani when the fly-half leaves
Wasps this summer. The 30-year-old
playmaker, having been recalled to
England’s squad for the tour of South
Africa next month, is looking for a new
club and has had talks regarding a possible move to Kingsholm.
There has also been interest in
Cipriani from French clubs and his
former club Sale also remain in the
market for a No 10. If he opts to play
outside the UK, however, he will
become ineligible for England selection as the Rugby Football Union does
not allow Eddie Jones to pick players
based outside the Premiership.
Moving to Kingsholm would tick
several useful boxes for Cipriani and
Jones, with the Cherry and Whites
having qualified for the Champions
Cup next season. The player is understood to have met senior Gloucester
The majority of Premiership clubs
have completed their recruitment for
the new season, with the All Black
fly-half Lima Sopoaga due to head
to Wasps. Cipriani’s current priority,
however, is to steer Wasps to victory
against Saracens in their Premiership
semi-final at Allianz Park on Saturday.
He has been one of the league’s
stand-out performers this season,
prompting Jones to draft him back
into the national setup. Cipriani has
14 England caps but last started a Test
almost 10 years ago.
▲ If Danny Cipriani plays abroad
he will not be eligible for England
Healy says Leinster
can dominate in
Europe for years
After lifting the Champions
Cup on Saturday, the prop
predicts his team’s new wave
can oversweep the continent
Robert Kitson
Estadio San Mamés
eep in the bowels
of the wonderful
Estadio San Mamés on
Saturday night stood
Cian Healy, reflecting
on his fourth European
Champions Cup triumph as a player
after Leinster’s 15-12 win over Racing
92. No team, let alone an individual,
has ever won five but, according to
Healy, this side have barely started.
“The plan is to put a lot of stars on
the shirt. I want to see Leinster grow
and be dominant in Europe for years.
The crop that are coming through …
long after I’m gone they’ll hopefully
be doing that.”
Owner urges Ascot to review
security for Royal meeting
Chris Cook
An owner has demanded action from
Ascot and racing’s ruling body to
ensure the scenes of fighting which
have marred the past two Saturdays
will not be repeated at the Royal
meeting next month.
Matthew Lincoln, a syndicate
owner involved in the Royal Hunt
Cup contender Raising Sand, said on
social media that the prospect of further violence means he is “seriously
considering staying away” from the
race meeting, forsaking the chance to
see his horse take part.
“Racetracks need to invest in more
robust security measures, which
may even mean paying for a more
significant police presence,” Lincoln
told the Guardian. “It might sound
drastic but how else are we to deter
Lincoln made his comments after
further footage emerged of a prolonged fight as racegoers left Ascot
after racing on Saturday, security
staff in hi-vis jackets being seemingly
overwhelmed as a large group of men
and women fought around them.
It is easy to see where such
confidence and optimism springs
from. Not only do Healy’s team have
seasoned gunslingers like himself
and Johnny Sexton but they also
have young players threatening
to rewrite the laws of professional
rugby gravity. James Ryan, the
21-year-old lock, has now played
21 senior matches for Ireland
and Leinster and won them all,
earning a Six Nations grand slam
and Champions Cup medal in the
process. With Ryan, Dan Leavy,
Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw
and Jordan Larmour all 24 or
younger, the future for Irish rugby is
not so much bright as luminous.
Given they have already become
just the second team in European
club history to go through an entire
nine-match campaign with a 100%
record and also have a home Pro14
semi-final against Munster this
Saturday, it hardly needed Healy
to suggest that Ryan, in particular,
could develop into a serious talent.
Thames Valley Police has reported no
arrests but urged witnesses to call with
There is a clear risk of further such
scenes at Royal Ascot, where there was
a widely reported brawl on Ladies Day
in 2011 and another incident on the
same day last year. Also at last year’s
Royal week an unidentified racegoer
threw a plastic pint glass full of beer
at the jockey Andrea Atzeni as he rode
to the start.
Ascot staff will meet police and
other agencies this week to consider
what improvements, if any, need to
be made to existing security arrangements. “There are always things to
learn after a raceday,” said the track’s
Ashley Morton-Hunte, “and we will
be reviewing everything and putting
appropriate measures in place for
Royal Ascot next month.
“Our annual preparation for Royal
Ascot includes a scenario session,
“I first saw him at Clontarf and he
was a string bean – skinny, tall,
talented. When you see him step
up to the plate it’s jaw-dropping.
It’s a case of: ‘Hold on a second, he
doesn’t look like he can do what
he’s doing.’ It’s class. Eventually
he’ll lose a game and we’ll pick him
up and dust him off and send him
out again.”
Equally fascinating to non-Irish
eyes is the breakdown of Ryan’s 21
winning games: eight for Ireland,
nine in this season’s Champions
Cup and just four in the Pro14. His
English equivalent would be playing
far more league minutes, assuming
he could oust the highly paid Kiwi
or South African import ahead of
him, and enjoying rather fewer
restorative weekends off.
Credit also has to go to
the coaches supervising the
development of Ireland’s glittering
young things. Leinster’s director
of rugby, Leo Cullen, and his
‘When you see
James Ryan step
up to the plate it’s
It’s class’
Chris Cook’s tips
1.50 Willow Brook 2.20 Miniature Daffodil
2.55 Raashdy 3.25 Elysees 4.00 Sevilla
4.30 Ravenhoe 5.00 Spryt 5.35 Willsy
2.00 Second Generation 2.30 Bertie Moon
3.05 Regulator 3.35 Brockholes
4.10 Italian Riviera 4.40 It Must Be Faith
5.10 Zapper Cas
2.10 Cause Touhours 2.40 Massini’s
Dream 3.15 Bandsman (nap)
3.45 Cheltenham De Vaige 4.20 Barton Rose
4.50 Weightfordave (nb)
5.20 Wild West Hero 5.50 Adam Tiler
6.20 Little Palaver 6.50 Oh This Is Us
7.20 Nautical Mile 7.50 Andok
8.20 Gossip Column
5.30 Passing Dream 6.00 Grand Introduction
6.30 Nikki Steel 7.00 Coole Cody
7.30 Druid’s Folly 8.00 Port Melon
8.30 Jen’s Boy
lead coach, Stuart Lancaster, are
fortunate to have such exciting raw
material at their disposal but very
little of it goes to waste. “We want
guys to play for Leinster and Ireland
a long time, so we need to make
sure we pick our battles with our
guys,” stressed Cullen, as excited as
anyone else by Ryan’s potential. “We
are lucky to have him, he is a very
special talent.”
The only slight cloud on Leinster’s
horizon is the need to replace the
retiring Isa Nacewa, another fourtime European winner and perhaps
the most underrated player of his
generation. With Nacewa on the field
his team rarely, if ever, look flustered
and, appropriately, it was the captain
who kicked the two crucial late
penalties which finally floored Racing
after Sexton had tweaked his groin
and handed over the kicking duties.
If the first European final to
be played on Spanish soil was
not an expansive classic it was
never less than thunderous. They
love a bullfight in the Basque
country and this nostril-flaring,
head-down collision was not one for
fragile matadors.
Racing lost Dan Carter before
kick-off to a hamstring strain, had
their South African fly-half Pat
Lambie hobble off with a knee injury
which is set to rule him out for the
rest of the calendar year and were
also missing their linchpin Maxime
Machenaud at scrum-half.
In the circumstances they
could be proud of their efforts,
undermined only by a late rush of
blood by Teddy Thomas who, with
the score locked at 12-12, tried to
run the ball in his own 22 and gifted
Leinster the position from which
Nacewa landed the killer blow.
“He [Thomas] is a young player
and I hope this experience will be
useful for him in the future with us
and France,” muttered the Racing
coach, Laurent Labit.
Leinster’s young players have
no such issues and are also mature
enough to know how to win ugly
when required. Even Healy is not
overly keen to watch a rerun –
“I’ll keep a romantic view of it … it
was like winning a fight without
throwing a punch” – but he knows
a proper rugby team when he sees
one. Irish rugby, both at national
provincial level, has never had it
so good.
which will take place this week, as
The British Horseracing Authority
has encouraged racecourses to review
their security needs in light of the
Ascot fight and an even more worrying one at Goodwood the previous
Saturday. “Whilst the incident at Ascot
was quickly contained and smaller
in scale [than the Goodwood fight],
it shows the issues that courses face
even with good planning and security
precautions,” a BHA statement said.
“We have been in contact with the
RCA [Racecourse Association] and we
know courses will take into account
the incidents as they make their security plans ahead of each meeting.”
Dermot Weld has a Derby contender
once more, his Hazapour having defied
odds of 16-1 to win Leopardstown’s
trial race yesterday. He is out of a halfsister to Harzand, who won the Epsom
Classic for Weld.
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Sent at 13/5/2018 19:42
Formula One Spanish Grand Prix
▼ Lewis Hamilton drove a perfectly
orchestrated race in Barcelona to win
his second grand prix of the season
Yesterday at
Full results
1 Lewis Hamilton GB
2 Valtteri Bottas Fin
3 Max Verstappen Neth
Red Bull
4 Sebastian Vettel Ger
5 Daniel Ricciardo Aus
Red Bull
6 Kevin Magnussen Den
7 Carlos Sainz Sp
8 Fernando Alonso Sp
9 Sergio Pérez Mex
Force India
10 Charles Leclerc Mon
1hr 35min 29sec
1hr 35min 50sec
1hr 35min 56sec
1hr 35min 57sec
1hr 36min 20sec
+1 lap
+1 lap
+1 lap
+2 laps
+2 laps
Also finished
11 Lance Stroll Can Williams +2 laps;
12 Brendon Hartley NZ Torro Rosso +2 laps;
13 Marcus Ericsson Swe Sauber +2 laps;
14 Sergey Sirotkin Rus Williams +3 laps
Not classified
15 Stoffel Vandoorne Bel McLaren DNF
16 Esteban Ocon Fr Force India DNF
17 Kimi Räikkönen Fin Ferrari DNF
18 Romain Grosjean Fra Haas DNF
19 Pierre Gasly Fr Torro Rosso DNF
20 Nico Hülkenberg Ger Renault DNF
Championship standings
1 Lewis Hamilton 95pts;
2 Sebastian Vettel 78pts;
3 Valtteri Bottas 58pts;
4 Kimi Räikkönen 48pts;
5 Daniel Riccardo 47pts;
6 Max Verstappen 33pts;
7 Fernando Alonso 32pts;
8 Nico Hülkenberg 22pts;
9 Kevin Magnussen 19pts;
10 Carlos Sainz 19pts
Constructors: 1 Mercedes 153pts; 2 Ferrari
126pts; 3 Red Bull 80pts; 4 Renault 41pts;
5 McLaren 40pts; 6 Haas 19pts; 7 Force
India 18pts; 8 Toro Rosso 13pts; 9 Sauber
11pts; 10 Williams 4pts
Picture of the day
Flawless Hamilton reasserts his
authority in victory procession
Briton stretches his lead
in title race after Mercedes
chalk up one-two in Spain
Giles Richards
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Max Verstappen’s fans underlining
that well known fact that the
future is indeed orange
Lap of the day
Pure drama
Lap 1
will take a
grid penalty
in Monaco
after sparking
a smash in
lost control,
taking out Nico
Hülkenberg and
Pierre Gasly
in the process
which resulted
in retirement for
all three drivers
Tweet of the day
Walk in the park for Mercs today,
Lewis and Bottas perfect job.
Ferrari struggling and Max holding
Seb off
Nigel Mansell sums up the race
nicely with Ferrari seemingly
scratching their heads as the
focus now turns to Monaco
After four races to open the Formula One season that have at times
ebbed and flowed with a glorious
unpredictability, it is not entirely
surprising that it should be the sport’s
long-standing test track that should
return a flawless and dominant processional victory for Lewis Hamilton. But
it was a win his team identified as crucial to his self-belief and confidence for
his title defence.
For the British driver and Mercedes
this was the controlled and perfectly
orchestrated race they have craved
all season. It was in stark contrast to
Ferrari, whose tactics proved costly,
with Sebastian Vettel’s fourth place
dropping him 17 points behind Hamilton in the title fight. Valtteri Bottas
backed his team-mate up in second,
concluding Mercedes’ first one-two
of the season, with Red Bull’s Max
Verstappen taking his first podium of
the year in third.
After dominating in the season
opener at Melbourne but failing to win
after Vettel took advantage of a late
virtual safety car, Mercedes admitted
a software error had caused the mis-
calculation that had cost Hamilton.
Since then they have struggled, largely
with optimising the tyre temperature
operating window but in Barcelona it
clicked perfectly, especially for Hamilton who finished 20 seconds up the
road from his team-mate.
The team principal, Toto Wolff,
stressed the importance of the race
for Hamilton. “The best ones are sensitive and fragile,” he said. “We came to
Melbourne and our car performed well
and suddenly you are behind a Ferrari.
This is difficult to cope with and in the
following races we struggled and all
that adds up and was in all our minds.
So having such a good weekend it was
good for his confidence.”
Wolff added that he hoped it was a
“turning point” and that finally giving
him the right tools had been key. “I
believe it is about having a car that
does what you want, drives like you
expect it to drive,” he said. “We let him
down in Melbourne and that stays in
your mind and now he has put these
things behind him and had a very good
weekend. This is what racing drivers
need; results, podiums and wins, and
hopefully it is the beginning of a good
Hamilton echoed the optimism
coming from Wolff. “Today I felt a
synergy with the car that I hadn’t been
feeling all year,” he said. “This is when
we are going to start applying some
pressure. It’s early to say but I hope
it can be part of a turning point. But
we still have improvements to make
and performance to add to the car.
I’m nearly in the groove. I know that
sounds weird but today is definitely I
think the closest I’ve been.”
Hamilton had led from pole and
in the clean air out front was able to
extend his advantage over Vettel who
had made it past Bottas into second
through the first corner. He did not
look able to threaten Hamilton however, with Mercedes optimistic that
they are getting to grips wth the issue
of the tyre operating window. The
‘Today I felt a
synergy with the
car that I hadn’t
been feeling all
year. I’m nearly
in the groove’
Lewis Hamilton
thinner tread on the rubber Pirelli have
supplied this weekend in response to
the blistering during testing in Barcelona certainly seemed to work to their
advantage and the same type of tyres
will be used at the French and British
grands prix.
The British driver clearly felt he had
exactly the car he needed beneath him
but Mercedes managed their team perfectly as well. Ferrari had pitted Vettel
on lap 18 but Hamilton stayed out for a
further eight laps and emerged with a
10-second gap on the German.
When the virtual safety car was
deployed after Esteban Ocon retired
at the side of the track on lap 41, Ferrari
gambled on fitting new rubber to Vettel’s car but the stop was slow and he
emerged behind Bottas and Verstappen in fourth place, sacrificing track
position they could not get back.
Mercedes held firm to their one-stop
plan. It was gutsy, especially after the
criticism they received after failing to
take advantage of the safety car to pit
Hamilton in China. Wolff sympathised
with his rivals at the Scuderia. “It is
always a difficult decision to make and
we debated it here again and for us it
was clear that track position was more
important,” he said. “Ferrari did the
opposite. It worked out for Ricciardo
and Verstappen in Shanghai and this
is probably what they were thinking
and I fully understand why they did it.”
But Mercedes’ decision did prove
to be the right one and both drivers
managed it with aplomb though Hamilton had been particularly serene out
front. He has won more thrilling races
in the past and will do so in the future.
Sensitive nerves no longer jangling,
Hamilton leaves Barcelona with the
assured calm he has been looking for
since reeling from that shell-shocked
second in Melbourne.
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In brief
Walking football
Charlton’s England
debut at age of 72
Tommy Charlton received a
good-luck message from his World
Cup-winning brothers Jack and
Sir Bobby before he joined them
as England internationals at the
age of 72. Charlton, a second-half
substitute, made his debut for
the over-60s walking football
team as they defeated Italy 3-0 at
Brighton. “Sorry we can’t be there
but we know you’ll be brilliant.”
Peter Stacey scored a hat-trick for
England. The over-50s side also won,
2-0. Charlton plays for the Mature
Millers club in Rotherham. PA
▲ Tommy Charlton has now joined
his brothers as an England player
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Sent at 13/5/2018 18:09
Saudi Arabia
World Cup referee is
under investigation
A referee selected by Fifa to go to the
World Cup has been placed under
investigation in Saudi Arabia. Fahad
al-Mirdasi was due to referee the
King’s Cup final on Saturday before
being referred to administrative
investigators, the Saudi Football
Federation said. The federation
statement on Twitter did not specify
the nature of the investigation into
Mirdasi, 32. It said the decision was
approved by the Saudi Olympic
Committee, whose president, Turki
al-Sheikh, also runs the General
Sports Authority. “The matter is
with the Saudi Arabian Football
Federation,” Fifa said. AP
Zenit St Petersburg
Mancini in frame for
Italy job after quitting
Roberto Mancini is to leave Zenit
St Petersburg after the two parties
mutually agreed to terminate
the Italian coach’s contract, the
Russian club have announced. The
53-year-old former Manchester City
and Internazionale coach, who has
been heavily linked with the vacant
Italy national team job, took charge
of Zenit last summer. PA
Arsenal’s other big farewell Alex Scott received a guard of honour in her final
match before retirement. “To my team-mates, everyone at my club and what
a class act from Manchester City also,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for
what was a very special day. It was the perfect ending.” Arsenal dented City’s
title bid with a 2-1 win at Meadow Park in Women’s Super League One while,
yesterday, Everton were dispatched 3-0 by Birmingham City. Guardian sport
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Monday 14 May 2018 The Guardian
Sent at 13/5/2018 20:26
▼ Carlton Morris drives in the only
goal of the second leg for Shrewsbury
Sky Bet Championship play-offs
Fulham try to lift
special burden from
Sessegnon shoulders
Gifted teenager and his
team-mates need to loosen
Derby’s first-leg shackles if
they are to reach Wembley
Nick Miller
yan Sessegnon turns
18 on Friday. Not old
enough to get a tattoo,
but old enough to face
the muscular men of the
Championship, arms
mostly covered in legally obtained
ink, 47 times. Sessegnon notched up
his half-century in all competitions
for the season in Fulham’s play-off
semi-final first leg 1-0 defeat at
Derby, and his season might not
nearly be over yet: he has an outside
chance of being named in England’s
World Cup squad on Wednesday.
It is a lot to take for a kid, and
watching Sessegnon in the last few
weeks of a gruelling season, it’s
tricky not to come to the conclusion
that it all might be a bit too much,
too soon. Sessegnon was substituted
after an ineffective performance
against Derby, similar to Fulham’s
last few games of the regular season.
This, it should be made clear,
is nothing like a criticism. To
physically and mentally get through
a season in this most bruising of
divisions is tough enough for even
experienced souls, but to try it when
you are legally still a child seems
almost impossible.
But Sessegnon has already
achieved the impossible in that
sense: he has been one of the
Championship’s best players all
season and is Fulham’s top-scorer,
his 15 league goals all the more
remarkable when he played
half the campaign at left-back.
A defender-turned-winger with a
goal poacher’s instinct, there’s little
doubt that he will be a special player.
Will he be special now, though,
when Fulham need him to be?
Slavisa Jokanovic, who deserves
much praise for ignoring
Sessegnon’s age and trusting his
talent all season, did the sensible
thing and deflected attention, but he
could be forgiven for feeling worried.
“It’s a big game for myself, for my
assistants, for the whole team,” the
Fulham manager said when asked if
the second leg tonight will be a big
game for the youngster. “He doesn’t
need any more pressure on him.
“The game doesn’t only depend
on what Sessegnon will do. To put all
this responsibility on the back of one
kid – we don’t need that. He showed
many times he’s a great lad, a great
footballer, a great worker. We trust
he’ll be at his best level. This man is
17 years old. This man is top-scorer
for Fulham. This man has a very
important future in front of him.”
An important present, too: you
would not back against Sessegnon
pulling out something special, but
the next question is whether he
will be allowed to by Derby. Their
defence was superb in the first leg,
smothering Fulham’s passing game
and limiting their best players’
chances to excel although the Derby
manager, Gary Rowett, suggested his
team would not simply sit on their
advantage in the return.
“We’ll try to be as brave as
possible – what we can’t do is go
down there and try to protect the
lead,” said Rowett, who hinted he
would make changes to his starting
XI in order to maintain the same
physically demanding performance.
Will the way Derby neutralised
Fulham alter the home side’s game
plan? “We don’t need any revolution
in my team,” Jokanovic said. “We
followed the same style for the
last few years, so it’s not necessary
to change much. We will analyse
today’s game, we’ll try to find a
solution, to be more clinical. We
must be ready for everything.”
This is a beautifully balanced
tie, likely to feature that sort of
glorious chaos synonymous with
the play-offs. The winners will face
either Middlesbrough or Aston
Villa in the final, Villa taking a 1-0
advantage into their second leg, to
be played tomorrow.
Before this season, Rowett’s last
involvement in the second-tier
play-offs was as a player, scoring
for Birmingham as they vainly
tried to overturn a 4-0 semi-final
deficit against Barnsley. That was
on 18 May 2000, the day Sessegnon
was born. What a remarkable story
it would be if Sessegnon decided the
game tonight.
Play-off second leg fixtures
Ryan Sessegnon turns 18
on Friday and will hope
to have Wembley in sight
Today Championship
Fulham (0) v Derby (1)
Tomorrow Championship
Aston Villa (1) v Middlesbrough (0)
Wednesday League One
Rotherham (2) v Scunthorpe (2)
Thursday League Two
Exeter (0) v Lincoln City (0)
Friday League Two
Notts County (1) v Coventry (1)
before the hour to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory for the team who finished
the season in third place.
Paul Hurst’s side, who were beaten
by Lincoln at the national stadium in
the Checkatrade Trophy final last
month, will meet Rotherham or
Scunthorpe at Wembley on 27 May.
Shrewsbury were bottom of League
One when Hurst was appointed manager in October 2016 but are now 90
minutes from playing in the second
tier for the first time since 1989. Jon
Nolan’s stunning late goal at The Valley
meant Shrewsbury kicked off with an
advantage. They created the game’s
first chance when Alex Rodman turned
sharply and fired in a low shot which
was well dealt with by Ben Amos.
Lee Bowyer’s Charlton enjoyed
plenty of possession but found clear
chances hard to come by. Josh Magennis was well off target with an acrobatic
volley and then Nicky Ajose broke into
the box but the central defender Aristote Nsiala produced a fine block.
The breakthrough arrived in the
58th minute as Shaun Whalley ran at
the visiting defence down the right
and pulled the ball back to Morris, who
took a touch and drilled a powerful
shot from 15 yards low past Amos. PA
equaliser. I enjoyed the moment. It
was a big jumbo jet there.”
Lennon’s description of the action
as “absolutely bonkers” summed
up an astonishing game. Rangers
looked set to be blown away when
Florian Kamberi, Scott Allan and
Maclaren put Hibs 3-0 up after
22 minutes. But they mounted a
stunning fightback: James Tavernier,
Jordan Rossiter, Bruno Alves, Jason
Holt and Josh Windass took them
into a 5-3 lead.
Another Maclaren goal set
Rangers on edge and after Holt was
sent off Maclaren completed his hattrick by prodding in an equaliser.
Rangers had to better Aberdeen’s
result at Celtic to claim second
spot and they finished third after
Aberdeen won 1-0 thanks to an
Andrew Considine goal early in the
second half. Aberdeen’s Shay Logan
was shown a red card after the final
whistle. Derek McInnes said he was
not sure exactly what prompted the
sending-off, although Logan was
involved with certain Celtic players
amid some exuberant celebrations
towards the home fans.
At Rugby Park Lee Erwin’s early
strike gave Kilmarnock a 1-0 win
against a Hearts team featuring eight
teenagers. PA
Sky Bet League One play-offs
Morris goal books second
Wembley trip for Shrewsbury
Morris 58
Shrewsbury won 2-0 on agg
Shrewsbury booked another Wembley
appearance by beating Charlton 1-0
in the second leg of the League One
play-off semi-final. Carlton Morris, the
on-loan Norwich striker, scored just
Scottish Premiership round-up
Lennon faces
sanction in wake
of 10-goal thriller
Neil Lennon says he should escape
punishment for his on-pitch
celebration of Hibernian’s equaliser
in an extraordinary 5-5 draw at home
against Rangers after accusing the
visiting support of targeting him
with sectarian chants.
The Hibernian manager ran on to
the field for around 10 seconds after
Jamie Maclaren levelled in stoppage
time and was ushered down the
tunnel by the fourth official, Bobby
Madden, before the final whistle
blew. The incident is likely to result
in Lennon – who has a suspended
two-match ban for his behaviour
towards the referee Kevin Clancy
in February – facing punishment.
But he said his aeroplane-style
celebration was his response to
taunts from the away end.
“Well they make it personal don’t
they?” he said. “You all hear it. They
are singing sectarian songs at me. It’s
just a little bit of: ‘Have some of that.’
“It was worth it. Trust me. Bobby
was fine about it. I should not get a
ban for that. I was just letting them
know how pleased I was to get the
▲ Neil Lennon celebrates on the pitch during Hibernian’s 5-5 draw with Rangers
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Football Premier League
gets in the
for Russia
Howe gives
Cook a break
with England
call-up in mind
slots the ball
past Heurelho
Gomes for the
winner at
Old Trafford
Wood 39
King 74, Wilson 90
Eleanor Crooks
Turf Moor
Eddie Howe confirmed Bournemouth
left Lewis Cook out of the squad
against Burnley in anticipation of
an England call-up. The 21-year-old
midfielder has been involved in Gareth
Southgate’s last two squads and made
his debut against Italy in March.
Howe said: “He’s had a lot of games,
a lot of exposure, a lot of pressure
placed upon him. We just wanted him
to be free of that for a little bit longer so
we sent him away, he’s abroad, to try
and make sure he doesn’t suffer from
burn-out maybe next season.”
Asked what it would mean for
Bournemouth to have a player at
the World Cup with England, Howe
said: “It would mean everything, not
just for England but for any of our
Bournemouth finished the campaign on a winning note, with the
substitute Callum Wilson netting in
stoppage time to give the visitors victory after Josh King had cancelled out
Chris Wood’s opener. The three points
ensured Bournemouth finish 12th in
the Premier League table, 11 points
clear of the relegation zone.
Howe said: “Great way to finish
for us. A difficult game. For me the
change in the game was the substitutes. I thought they had a big impact.
Dan Gosling, Callum Wilson, Jermain
Defoe really did inspire us.”
A sell-out crowd flocked to Turf
Moor to celebrate Burnley securing
Europa League football, and Wilson’s
sucker punch following a mistake by
Kevin Long did not spoil the party
mood. The Burnley manager, Sean
Dyche, said: “ Two horrible goals,
that’s for sure. We weren’t really under
any undue pressure. But overall it is
difficult because my instinct is to be
disappointed in the outcome.
“But beyond that, I’ve got to register
the work these players have done over
a season, which has been phenomenal.
The amount of effort, the amount of
work, the discipline and dedication
to the cause they’ve put in.”
Burnley have been all but certain
of finishing seventh for several weeks
but have ended the season on a fivegame winless run. Dyche added: “The
players are human. That edge that you
need sometimes, it feels different.” PA
Pope; Lowton, Long,
Tarkowski, Ward;
Lennon (McNeil 90),
Cork, Westwood,
Gudmundsson (Wells
80); Hendrick; Wood
(Vokes 61)
Subs not used
Heaton, Taylor,
Nkoudou, Bardsley
Begovic; Mings (Defoe
66), Steve Cook, Aké;
Fraser, Hyndman (Gosling
59), Surman, Daniels;
King, Ibe; Mousset
(Wilson 59)
Subs not used
Boruc, Pugh, Brad Smith,
Referee Paul Tierney Attendance 20,720
Carrick provides a
final flourish before
saying goodbye
Manchester United
Rashford 34
Jamie Jackson
Old Trafford
Michael Carrick’s 464th and final
Manchester United game – barring an
unlikely appearance in the FA Cup final
against Chelsea on Saturday – featured
a vintage moment via a superb pass
that created Marcus Rashford’s firsthalf winner.
The midfielder had walked out to
a guard of honour and on 80 minutes
strode off the turf for the last time to
a standing ovation. Carrick will join
José Mourinho’s coaching staff, the
Portuguese indicating he will one day
be his new No 2, following Rui Faria’s
departure in the summer.
Carrick said: “I have to thank the
manager an awful lot. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I look forward
to learning off him, he is one of the very
best. I am sure he will teach me a few
things and we will have some success
in the near future, I am certain of that.
We will give everything we can to bring
the FA Cup back here next week.”
Mourinho said: “I will organise
my coaching staff in a way where the
assistant manager figure doesn’t exist.
I am going to have assistant coaches, I
am going to have fitness coaches and a
structure where they are specialists in
different areas connected to the performance, and I’m not going to have
an assistant managing in the sense of
the word.
“The particular reason is I think it
will be Michael Carrick in the future
when he has his badges, pro licence,
when he makes the bridge between
being a player to [an] assistant.
Because people think it is just like
one day I’m a player and the next I’m
a coach. It is not like that.”
This first home game since Sir
Alex Ferguson’s brain haemorrhage
featured a note of best wishes in the
Michael Carrick marked
his final appearance at
Old Trafford by playing
a key role in the winner
programme, and the home crowd rising midway through the second half
while chanting: “Stand up for Alex
Victory for United was their 25th
in the league and took them to 81
points and with second place already
secured thoughts turn to the Cup final,
for which Anthony Martial is a doubt,
though Romelu Lukaku will return to
training this week following an ankle
Mourinho made nine changes from
Thursday’s goalless draw at West Ham,
Scott McTominay and Alexis Sánchez
surviving. The headline news here was
Martial’s unavailability because of a
knee problem, with some confusion
regarding whether he was seen driving
from the ground just before kick-off.
Mourinho said: “He was injured, he
was injured Friday training session,
yesterday [Saturday] couldn’t train.
He had treatment in the morning at
the training ground and he stayed
away [today]. I don’t know [about the
final]. I know Romelu will be back for
Tuesday and we have to see.”
Javi Gracia’s selection showed three
changes to their previous game, as
Heurelho Gomes, Gerard Deulofeu
and Richarlison came in for Orestis
Karnezis, Étienne Capoue and Troy
Deeney. Despite the defeat his side finished 14th and the Spaniard indicated
he will remain in place next season. “I
think so,” Gracia said.
Carrick’s first intervention was to
slide in on Roberto Pereyra but he was
left flailing as the visiting midfielder
evaded the challenge and Watford
turned defence into attack.
United needed 11 minutes to claim
a first corner. Daley Blind, making a
first league start since August, swung
in the kick, the ball reached Juan Mata
who found Rashford, and the striker
blazed high from 25 yards. When Mata
next popped up this was on the left, the
Spaniard finding Sánchez as he pulled
away at the far post. Yet though the
ball fell sweetly on his right boot, the
Chilean’s volley was wide.
Next came a moment that summed
up United’s season. Mata hit Rashford
first time along the right and he did
the same, firing the ball into the area.
It had Watford scrambling and stood
out as a rare move of slickness and
pace: a scarcity of this has proved the
unwanted trademark of Mourinho’s
side this year.
Now, though, came Carrick’s
rewinding of the clock, as he slid a
40-yard ball on to Mata’s left boot.
He passed right to Rashford and the
20-year-old collected a 13th goal of the
Carrick featured in United’s opening foray in the second half though
his shot was blocked. A Watford move
came via Andre Gray when the centreforward took possession outside the
area, though he was soon stymied.
Later, a Rashford pot-shot sailed
over the bar and Watford had a miniflurry in and around United’s area,
before Carrick’s farewell.
Always a classy operator, he ended
with a classy sign-off, patting the
badge and offering a goodbye clap as
a thank you to the crowd, closing a
gilded 12 years at Old Trafford. Carrick
said: “It’s the greatest club in the world
and I thank you for your support.”
Manchester United
Romero; Darmian,
Bailly, Rojo•, Young•
(Shaw•, 60);
McTominay•, Carrick
(Pogba 85), Blind
(Herrera 77); Mata,
Rashford, Sánchez
Subs not used
Jones, Lingard,
Valencia, Pereira
Gomes, Janmaat,
Cathcart, Kabasele
(Mariappa 21), Holebas;
Pereyra, Doucouré;
Deulofeu (Deeney 63),
Hughes, Richarlison; Gray
(Chalobah 72)
Subs not used
Prödl, Sinclair, Lukebakio,
Referee Lee Mason Attendance 75,049
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Lanzini double may not be
enough to preserve Moyes
West Ham
Lanzini 39 82, Arnautovic 63
Niasse 74
Jacob Steinberg
London Stadium
David Moyes remains unlikely to continue as West Ham’s manager despite
finishing the season with a 3-1 victory
over Everton at the London Stadium,
with sources rating the Scot’s chances
of being given a new contract at no
more than 25%. West Ham expect to
reach a final decision at a board meeting next week and although Moyes has
kept them in the Premier League, the
east London club will consider a host
of candidates in the coming days. If
they prove attractive enough to one
of their favoured picks, then Moyes
is likely to be looking for a new job.
The same could be true of Sam
Allardyce, who did not sound optimistic about seeing out the final year
of his contract with Everton. “I can’t
quite say I’m confident after all the
rumours I’m reading because there
is no smoke without fire, is there?”
Allardyce said. “But we will wait and
see when we meet up this week.”
Moyes was more positive. West
Ham were in the bottom three when
▼ Manuel Lanzini fires the ball past
Jordan Pickford to open the scoring
the 55-year-old replaced Slaven Bilic in
November and he is thought to be in line
for a £1.65m bonus after leading them
to 13th place. But while he has found
a way to survive in awkward circumstances, he might not have impressed
sufficiently to convince David Sullivan
and David Gold, the owners, to reward
him with a long-term deal.
West Ham are interested in Rafael
Benítez, who might prove too expensive to prise away from Newcastle,
and they have held informal talks
with Manuel Pellegrini, although the
former Manchester City manager has
also been heavily linked with Sevilla.
Other options include Burnley’s Sean
Dyche, Huddersfield’s David Wagner
and Marco Silva, the former Hull and
Watford manager. Their preference is to
hire a manager who has worked in the
Premier League, although they have not
denied making contact with Shakhtar
Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca last week.
They have also not completely ruled
out appointing Moyes, who has misgivings of his own about taking the job.
The former Everton manager hit out
at the club’s culture of leaks after word
of his row with Andy Carroll filtered
through to the media earlier this month
and he has challenged West Ham to
show that they can match his ambition.
“We will meet next week,” Moyes
said. “We’ve not arranged a date, not
arranged a time. I don’t know if anybody can make that big of a difference
in six months. Even Pep [Guardiola]
took a bit of time to get this right. I
don’t think anybody can really come
Team of the weekend
Van Aanholt
Crystal Palace
West Ham
Manchester City
West Ham
and make a difference. You would need
to give a bit longer. Everybody always
thinks the grass is greener and there is
something better out there. I would say,
more often than not, it’s proved wrong.”
Moyes believes that he will receive
offers from elsewhere if his time is up.
“I’ll have options,” he said. “Look, it’s
not us challenging each other. I’ve had
a really good relationship with the
board, I speak regularly with them. I
would like to change things and maybe
everybody is not happy with change.”
There is a feeling within West Ham’s
squad that Moyes’s methods are old-
fashioned but he provided a strong
audition here. The hosts swept forward
and took the lead in the 38th minute.
Cheikhou Kouyaté’s pass ran beyond
Marko Arnautovic but Michael Keane
had pushed up, leaving a huge gap in the
middle of Everton’s defence. Manuel
Lanzini scampered on to the ball and
used his left foot to beat Jordan Pickford
with a precise shot from 18 yards.
Everton were bland for long spells
and finishing eighth is unlikely to convince them to keep Allardyce, who hit
out at suggestions that he has a troubled relationship with Wayne Rooney.
“We’ve been very professional and very
adult with our conversations,” he said.
“You’ve been misled by somebody, or
you have just decided to make it up.”
Rooney, who has an offer to join
DC United, was absent with a knee
injury and Everton toiled without
him. West Ham doubled their lead
midway through the second half when
Arnautovic rolled away from Keane
and caught out Pickford with a thunderous shot from long range.
The visitors pulled a goal back when
Oumar Niasse bundled the ball home
from a corner with 16 minutes left, but
West Ham sealed their first home win
over Everton since 2007 when Pickford
failed to get a strong enough hand to
Lanzini’s curling shot.
Moyes ended with a light touch, joking that he can relax now that he is out
of contract. “I’ll take my suit off at midnight, undo my tie a little bit, be back
on the streets come midnight,” he said.
West Ham
Adrián; Rice, Ogbonna,
Cresswell (Collins 88);
Zabaleta, Kouyaté,
Noble, Masuaku
(Fernandes 21); Mário,
Lanzini; Arnautovic
(Obiang 86)
Subs not used
Hart, Carroll, Evra,
Pickford; Keane, Jagielka,
Funes Mori•
(Klaassen ht); Coleman,
Schneiderlin, Davies
(Bolasie 83), Gueye,
Baines; Niasse, Tosun
(Walcott 61)
Subs not used
Robles, Martina, Kenny,
Referee Graham Scott Attendance 56,926
Karren Brady blamed
‘malcontents and
keyboard warriors’ for
problems at West Ham
Brady comes
under pressure
to drop her
Sun column
Jacob Steinberg
Karren Brady is facing pressure to
drop her weekly column with the Sun
after writing that “malcontents and
keyboard warriors” have undermined
West Ham’s efforts to make improvements to the London Stadium.
It is understood that West Ham’s
vice-chairman has been repeatedly
urged from within the club to end
her association with the newspaper,
amid weariness at the problems that
some consider certain columns to
have caused West Ham. The Guardian
reported in February a source claimed
remarks Brady made in an article scuppered a deal to sign Islam Slimani from
Leicester City. Her latest comments
have been met with a furious response
from supporters.
Brady received a vote of no confidence from the West Ham United
Independent Supporters’ Association before Sunday’s game against
Everton at the London Stadium. It has
demanded that she does not write for
the Sun any more.
Passions were stirred when Brady
made reference to the London Stadium’s problems in her review of the
season on Saturday. West Ham have
struggled to settle in their new ground
since leaving Upton Park two years ago
and supporters mounted protests at
the club’s board during the home
defeat by Burnley two months ago.
“We have some problems at the
London Stadium caused to a degree
by the terms of our lease, which we
are tackling, but also by malcontents
and keyboard warriors,” Brady wrote.
She did not respond when asked by the
Guardian to whom she was referring.
Nor did Brady or West Ham respond to
a further request for comment.
According to a source, her remark
has not impressed senior figures at
West Ham. However Brady has offered
no indication that she will shelve the
column, even though it appears to
have caused friction inside and outside the club.
Attempts to sign Slimani were hindered, according to a source, because
Brady offended Leicester’s owners with comments about the club’s
chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Although Brady and West Ham apologised, Leicester refused to consider
a deal for Slimani in the last transfer
window. The Algerian striker joined
Newcastle United on loan instead.
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Football Premier League
Spurs head home
on a high after
Kane has final say
in nine-goal epic
Kane 7 76, Lamela 49 60, Fuchs 54og
Vardy 4 73, Mahrez 16, Iheanacho 47
David Hytner
The Tottenham support chanted that
they were going home and there is
excitement among their number at
the prospect of returning to the rebuilt
White Hart Lane next season. Yet what
a send-off they gave to Wembley.
The merits of the club’s temporary accommodation at the national
stadium have been a talking point
throughout a season that has finished
with them securing third place in the
Premier League and a third consecutive Champions League qualification.
Spurs started badly at Wembley
but they grew into the old place and
they can look back on a handful of
outstanding wins against Liverpool,
Manchester United and Arsenal in the
league, plus Borussia Dortmund and
Real Madrid in the Champions League.
On the other hand the three defeats
that Mauricio Pochettino feels have
scarred the season were also here –
against Juventus in the Champions
League, Manchester City in the league
and Manchester United in the FA Cup.
This victory against a spirited Leicester
City will stand the test of time mainly
for its wackiness. The entertainment
value, however, was rich.
On an afternoon when defending
was clearly not a part of either team’s
plans, Tottenham trailed 3-1 before
storming back to lead 4-3 thanks to a
pair of Erik Lamela goals and an unwitting assist from him for the other one.
Jamie Vardy found the equaliser for
Leicester with his second of the game
before Harry Kane – who else? – sealed
it for Spurs with a second of his own.
Tottenham had invited a host of
their former players to the game and
one of them, Paul Gascoigne, who was
presented on the pitch at half-time,
could be seen performing The Floss
dance up in the stands when Kane’s
winner went in. Around him Gary
Mabbutt smiled, Ossie Ardiles and
Ricky Villa applauded and Dimitar
Berbatov just looked cool.
Kane finished with 30 league goals
Lloris; Walker-Peters,
Alderweireld, Dier,
Rose; Sissoko (Son 84),
Wanyama•; Lamela
(Sanchez 78), Eriksen,
Lucas (Alli 74); Kane
Subs not used
Vorm, Llorente, Foyth,
Jakupovic; Simpson
(Choudhury 56•),
Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs;
Mahrez, Iborra, Silva•,
Gray (Diabate 61);
Iheanacho (Barnes 85),
Subs not used
Hamer, Benalouane
Ndukwu, Hughes
Referee Craig Pawson Attendance 77,841
for the season but it was not enough to
overhaul Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah
in the race for the Golden Boot. Kane
had won the award in the previous two
seasons with 25 and 29 goals.
Leicester played a full part in
a see-saw spectacle and they will
wonder how they went home with
nothing other than a fifth defeat in
seven league matches. The focus will
now turn to the future of the manager,
Claude Puel, but it is fair to say that
his players performed for him here.
“Speculation is not my area,” Puel said.
“We need stability. I will try to make
this work. This is just the second time
in 18 years we have finished in the first
half of the table.”
The game exploded into life at the
outset, with Vardy in the mood. He
put Leicester in front with a flicked
header from Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick
but Tottenham hit back when Danny
Simpson’s loose pass hit Lucas Moura
and Kane was away. He beat Eldin
Jakupovic inside the near post.
Tottenham had lost Jan Vertonghen
to a calf problem in the warm-up and
so Pochettino reshuffled, bringing Victor Wanyama into midfield and dropping Eric Dier back to central defence,
where he partnered Toby Alderweireld. Kyle Walker-Peters enjoyed
a rare opportunity at right-back and
he suffered, at times, defensively yet
he looked good going forward.
Leicester were back in charge with
16 minutes on the clock and the goal
owed much to an incision from Kelechi
Iheanacho. Walker-Peters and Vardy
challenged for a loose ball and, when
it broke for Mahrez, he banged past
Hugo Lloris. Leicester ought to have
been further in front on 26 minutes
but Demarai Gray could not beat Lloris
when one-on-one. Spurs were booed
off by some supporters at the interval.
It was even crazier in the second
half, with Iheanacho making it 3-1
with the goal of the game – a precision
left-footed drive into the top corner,
after holding off Wanyama, which is
no mean feat. Game over? Not at all.
Spurs were in front 13 minutes later.
Lamela scored his team’s second and
fourth goals from low Walker-Peters
crosses while the equaliser for 3-3
came when Harry Maguire jumped
into a challenge on him. The ball
ricocheted off Lamela and went in off
Christian Fuchs for an own goal.
Back came Leicester and after Lloris
had saved brilliantly to keep out Iheanacho, Mahrez ushered in Vardy, who
finished explosively into the near top
corner. Kane created the winner for
himself with a move that sent Hamza
Choudhury off towards Brent Cross.
He bent his shot expertly into the far
corner. Though Vardy fired high when
well placed in stoppage-time, there
would be no further twists.
Kane 7’
Tottenham 1
Leicester 1
Iheanacho 47’
Tottenham 1
Leicester 3
Lamela 49’
Tottenham 2
Leicester 3
Lamela 60’
Tottenham 4
Leicester 3
Vardy 4’
Tottenham 0
Leicester 1
Vardy 73’
Tottenham 4
Leicester 4
‘Take risks’
hints future
depends on
Levy spending
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step to the biggest trophies, they have
to invest more lavishly in top signings.
Pochettino was asked whether he
would definitely be at the club next
season. He had been asked the same
question last Friday and, once again,
he gave an ambiguous answer.
“I repeat from my last press conference – today, 100% I feel that I am
here,” he said. “But the most important
thing is that tomorrow all can change
because it’s not in my hands.”
Pochettino needed no second invitation to enter into great detail about
how the club could improve. “I have
very clear ideas of what we need to do,”
Pochettino said.
“I don’t know if the club will agree
with me or not. We are going to talk
next week to create the new project.
It is a little bit up to Daniel and the club
to agree with us.
“If we want to be real contenders
for big trophies, we need to review a
little bit the thing. We need to create
dreams that will be possible to achieve.
Maybe we are a bit disappointed and
frustrated because now we are close
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Crouch confirms Swansea’s fate as
Carvalhal stays defiant to bitter end
King 14
Ndiaye 31, Crouch 41
Mahrez 16’
Tottenham 1
Leicester 2
Stuart James
Liberty Stadium
Fuchs 54og’
Tottenham 3
Leicester 3
There was a funereal feel about this
fixture as Stoke, who were already
relegated, condemned Swansea to
spending next season in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in
truth, were resigned to their fate on
Wednesday night, after Huddersfield
grabbed an unlikely point at Chelsea,
meaning that Carlos Carvalhal’s side
needed a footballing miracle on the
final day of the season to survive.
That never looked like materialising
as Swansea’s seven-year stay in the
Premier League ended in defeat and
amid no little anger in the stands.
Huw Jenkins was not at the game
but his name was sung frequently
and not in a complimentary way as
the supporters directed their frustration at the chairman and the board.
“You greedy bastards, get out of our
club”, “We want our club back”, and
“We want Jenkins out” all got an airing
as the exasperation that has been simmering away for so long bubbled over.
In that respect the action on the
pitch felt like a sideshow at times,
especially given that it was never
remotely likely that Swansea would
win, Southampton would lose and
there would be a 10-goal swing in the
process – the set of circumstances that
Carvalhal’s team needed to preserve
their Premier League status.
▲ Lukasz Fabianski leaves in tears with Swansea consigned to the Championship
Even the first part of that equation
– a home victory – proved beyond
Swansea as they succumbed to their
21st league defeat of a miserable season, despite taking the lead through
Andy King’s early goal and registering
26 shots on a day when Leon Britton
and Ángel Rangel, two club stalwarts,
made their final appearances before
retiring. One of those efforts on goal
was struck by André Ayew and it rather
summed up Swansea’s season when
Tammy Abraham, on as a second-half
substitute, got in the way of the ball
and prevented it from going into the
net, with Jack Butland, Stoke’s goalkeeper, beaten.
It was a surreal afternoon in so
many ways – at one point Stoke’s supporters were chanting for Swansea to
score 10, such was their desire to see
Mark Hughes, their former manager,
relegated with Southampton – and
topped off by the sight of Carvalhal
reading statistics off a sheet of paper
afterwards, saying nothing remotely
critical about his own reign and even
suggesting that he could still be Swansea’s manager next season. “They [the
owners] ask me if I am available to talk
about staying,” Carvalhal said.
It felt like a strange comment for
Carvalhal to make, not least because
it flies in the face of what senior figures at the club think should happen
as Swansea approach the huge task
of trying to rebuild for the Championship, and it was hard to escape the
feeling that the Portuguese was doing
little more than saving face prior to his
anticipated exit.
Either way, Carvalhal had clearly
done his homework before coming into the press conference room
afterwards. “We had 18 games, we
achieved 20 points since our arrival.
Local hero Hodgson gives
Palace reasons to be cheerful
Crystal Palace
Zaha 70, Van Aanholt 78
West Brom
Dominic Fifield
Selhurst Park
Kane 76’
Tottenham 5
Leicester 4
[to trophies]. I think Daniel is going
to listen to me, of course. You need
to be brave.
“Being brave is the most important thing and take risks. I think it’s
a moment that the club needs to take
risks and tries to work, if possible,
harder than the previous season to
be competitive again, because every
season will be more difficult. It’s not
only the big clubs. The clubs in behind
us like Everton, West Ham or Leicester
– they are working so hard to be close
to the top six.”
This game ended up as a celebration
of Roy Hodgson, with the affection
bellowed by both sets of supporters.
The home fans in the Holmesdale end
waited until early in the second half to
unfurl their banners of appreciation,
with the ground then united in chorusing the former England manager’s
name. He looked almost sheepish
acknowledging the adulation.
West Bromwich Albion remember
Hodgson fondly from his time at the
Hawthorns, where he ensured survival and then consolidation over
a 15-month tenure before taking up
the reins of the national side. He has
galvanised Palace in similar fashion,
with a team who were goalless and
pointless after seven matches ending
the campaign outside the top half only
on goal difference. The rise has been
remarkable. Hodgson, Croydon-born
and content in familiar surroundings,
can plan progression from now.
The first task will be to guard against
complacency. “We mustn’t start thinking that, just because we’ve finished
11th, that’s our level,” said Hodgson.
“That has only really been a product
of the last three games [which were all
won]. Otherwise it might have been us
going down and not West Brom. So we
have to plan and build on this success.
We need a philosophy and a clear idea
of where we want this club to go.”
Talks with the sporting director,
Dougie Freedman, will resume this
week to plan for next season, with only
Damien Delaney of those players out of
contract on 1 July having confirmed he
will depart. There must be resolution
on the futures of Yohan Cabaye, Joel
Ward, Bakary Sako, Julián Speroni and
Lee Chung-yong. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
will return to Chelsea, leaving a void
to be filled in midfield.
It would take a mind-blowing offer
for Wilfried Zaha for Palace to consider
▲ Wilfried Zaha (front) and Patrick
van Aanholt celebrate Palace’s second
selling their talisman. There is no
desire to sell a player who is contracted
to 2022 and without whom this team
did not muster a point in the 10 games
he missed this season. “I understand
people coveting Wilfried but he loves
playing for the club, he’s a Croydon boy
and I don’t think he’s going to jump at
the first opportunity,” said Hodgson.
“He knows full well the last thing on
anyone’s mind here is letting him go.
We don’t need to sell him.”
True to form, it was Zaha who
eventually opened the scoring here,
converting the excellent Patrick van
We achieved more points in this period
than Stoke City, Southampton, Huddersfield, West Brom, Watford and
Brighton, and the same points as
Leicester,” he said, looking down at
his facts and figures. “I don’t want to
criticise anybody but it’s a fact that the
few points the team did in the first 20
games, with just 13 points, made things
very difficult to recover.”
That may well be so and it would be
extremely unfair to pin relegation on
Carvalhal given the wider problems at
the club and the mess that he inherited
when he was appointed in December,
yet there is also no getting away from
the fact that Swansea imploded at a
time when they had Premier League
survival in their hands. Swansea, 13th
at the start of March, failed to win any
of their last nine league games – something that Carvalhal attributed, rather
dubiously, to the team’s element of
“surprise disappearing”.
Stoke, who avoided the ignominy
of finishing bottom with this victory,
also have a busy summer ahead and it
remains to be seen whether Lambert
will stay in charge. Badou Ndiaye’s
neat finish and Peter Crouch’s closerange header gave Paul Lambert only
his second victory in 15 matches, with
the Stoke manager claiming afterwards
he had been working in difficult circumstances because of the behaviour
of a small of group of senior players
whom he felt that he had no choice
but to alienate. “Anyone that knows
me knows I’m fair but my standards
are high, and I wouldn’t have accepted
that anywhere,” Lambert said.
Swansea City
Fabianski; Rangel, Van
der Hoorn•, Mawson,
Olsson; Dyer (Clucas
68), King (Britton 58),
Carroll, Routledge
(Abraham 57); A Ayew,
J Ayew
Subs not used
Nordfeldt, Narsingh,
Naughton, Fernández
Stoke City
Butland; Bauer•, Zouma,
Shawcross, Pieters;
Sorensen (Ireland 76),
Allen (Fletcher 8), Ndiaye;
Shaqiri, Crouch•, Diouf
Subs not used
Haugaard, Johnson, Adam,
Cameron, Campbell
Referee Anthony Taylor Attendance 20,673
Aanholt’s centre as West Brom struggled to reorganise after the introduction of Christian Benteke. Van Aanholt
added a second soon after, following
some slick close passing in a cramped
penalty area, rounding Ben Foster to
score for the third game in succession.
That confirmed the only defeat of
Darren Moore’s caretaker stewardship of Albion but should not detract
from the impact he and his staff have
made over the last six weeks. “We’ve
restored pride in the football club,”
said the interim manager. “We stopped
the rot and offered hard work and
endeavour, and even provided a bit
of a feel-good factor. We’ve seen that
over the final six weeks of a very difficult campaign.”
Moore is a leading candidate to take
up the position on a full-time basis,
with West Brom hoping to confirm
an appointment before the end of the
week. Michael Appleton and Dean
Smith have also been heavily linked.
Crystal Palace
Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins•, Sakho,
Van Aanholt (Souaré
82); Milivojevic;
McArthur• (Benteke
68), Cabaye, LoftusCheek; Townsend (Lee
85), Zaha
Subs not used
Speroni, Kelly,
Riedewald, Schlupp
West Brom
Foster; Nyom, Dawson•,
Hegazi, Gibbs•; McClean,
Krychowiak (Chadli 62),
Livermore, Brunt•; Rodriguez (Sturridge 73), Rondón (Robson-Kanu 71)
Subs not used
Myhill, Burke, McAuley,
Referee Jonathan Moss Attendance 25,357
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Football Premier League
Wenger feels
the love on
his final bow
And it’s
him …
Total number
of Arsenal
by Arsène
Wenger since
his arrival at
the club in
October 1996
Goals scored
by Thierry
Henry during
Wenger’s time
at Arsenal,
the previous
record (185) of
Ian Wright
Days spent
by Wenger
as Arsenal
manager –
over 16 years
longer than
Eddie Howe,
the next on the
current list
of the 17
trophies won
by Wenger at
Arsenal that
he collected
during his
first decade as
League games
in charge of
Arsenal – more
than any other
long-time rival
Alex Ferguson
the applause
in his last
match in
charge of
The departing Arsenal
manager was hailed by
supporters from both sides
and paid tribute to Herbert
Chapman as he made
positively his final farewell
Amy Lawrence
John Smith’s Stadium
he final bow was a grand
sweeping gesture, with
the kind of flourish that
would not look out of
place on a Broadway
stage. Arsène Wenger
emerged for his last Premier League
act, strode through a guard of
honour, made a right turn towards
the corner of Arsenal fans and when
he arrived in front of them he bent
that lean frame in acknowledgement
of one hell of a story.
Then he turned and skipped
merrily back towards the dugout.
Wenger is not renowned for his
skipping. But everything feels
different now. Fans who had
not so long ago vocalised their
discontent were eager to shower
acclaim and gratitude. Wenger,
who had been a picture of strain
and stress until his leaving date was
announced, looks as if the years
have fallen from his face, the spring
rejuvenating his step.
The warmth of these past few
weeks, as Wenger has gone on his
farewell Premier League tour, has
been so generous he joked that he
should leave Arsenal more often.
“I should have announced every
week I retire,” he said. “People are so
nice since I said that.”
In time he will look back on the
present from Sir Alex Ferguson at
Old Trafford, the golden Invincibles
trophy to take home from his last
home game, a rendition of “one
Arsène Wenger” from both Burnley
and Leicester supporters, and here
the Huddersfield faithful offered
their own memento: in the 22nd
minute of the match the entire
crowd rose to give Wenger an
uplifting standing ovation. The man
who tends to watch his games sitting
felt moved to stand up and wave
his appreciation. The way various
corners of the English game have
volunteered to add their applause
is recognition of a football man
but also reflects the way Wenger
influenced the game in this country.
A few yards down the sideline
in the home dugout, David Wagner
is adored in these parts for the
renaissance he has inspired at
Huddersfield Town. A foreign
manager with big ideas, strong
principles, and a willingess to throw
himself into a new place and absorb
its heart and soul – that idea is now
strongly woven into the fabric of
Premier League life.
Wenger opened that door in 1996
for all others from around the globe
to follow. By winning the Premier
League in his first full season he
gave credibility to the notion that
an overseas manager can flourish in
what had been an insular football
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environment, just beginning to
broaden horizons. It felt fitting,
somehow, that Wenger would bid
his final farewell at the place where
Herbert Chapman’s managerial
status was born. Wenger noticed a
big photograph of English football’s
first great moderniser outside the
dressing room. “He smiled at me,”
the Frenchman said. “Herbert
Chapman, maybe our greatest
manager, came from here. So for me
to come here had a special meaning.”
Chapman, Arsenal’s original
great innovator, built a team at
Huddersfield which won the league
three times in succession between
1924 and 1926 before moving to
Highbury to repeat the feat in the
early 1930s. He was a visionary of his
‘What will remain
is the formidable
human aspect
of the last 22 years
– that is special‘
Arsène Wenger
is given a guard
of honour on to
the pitch by both
sets of players
before the match
at the John
Smith’s Stadium
A plane flew
over the John
Smith’s Stadium
thanking the
Arsenal manager
time. A banner in the away end bore
the message: “Thank you Herbert.
Merci Arsène.”
Football’s relentless schedule
means Wenger does not like to dwell
on history while he is conditioned
into thinking about the next game,
but for once he could. “I am very
proud having contributed a little
bit,” he said. “I don’t know what
will stay or remain. I think what will
remain is the formidable human
aspect of the last 22 years – that is
special and I will cherish that. I had
fantastic human experiences at
the club, above the results, it was a
human adventure.”
Exactly 1,235 matches ago Wenger
picked an Arsenal team for the first
time. A side of nine Englishmen, one
Welshman and a young Frenchman
starting his third Premier League
game by the name of Patrick Vieira,
defeated Blackburn 2-0. Here
at Huddersfield, Wenger’s final
selection contained 11 different
nationalities but signed off with
an old-fashioned scoreline, the old
George Graham favourite, one-nil to
the Arsenal. Now, where did those 22
years go?
Wenger’s long goodbye has been
cathartic, with all the bad vibes
evaporating in the late-season
sunshine. It has ensured the love
affair, as he describes it, did not
peter out, or end with recrimination.
It has allowed him, and the Arsenal
fans, to remember why they fell for
each other in the first place.
The bow was a impromptu show
of emotion. “It was spontaneous,”
Wenger said, “because I know that
we’ve disappointed the away fans
this season, that many of them they
live the whole week and use their
spare money to travel up to games.
It’s part of the respect. We had
disagreements which I accept but we
had one thing in common: we loved
Arsenal football club.”
The final whistle blew and it was
over. All it needed was a soundtrack
by Edith Piaf. He returned down the
tunnel, pausing to give a thumbs
up as he went. Over, and finally,
respectfully and beautifully,
Wenger out.
Carefree Huddersfield
share Arsenal’s party
Aubameyang 38
Paul Doyle
John Smith’s Stadium
Arsène Wenger’s powers may have
dwindled in recent years but at least
his last match at Arsenal ended
in the same way as his first one in
1996, his team taking three points.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the
Frenchman’s last major signing at the
club, made sure of that detail by stabbing into the net in the 38th minute.
The result may have been incidental to both teams but this was no nonevent. It was most definitely a happening, a festival within a football fixture.
Nearly 22 years ago Wenger arrived
at Arsenal as a French revolutionary
and here he sent out his troops for the
final time before his status at the club
changed to head off an ancien régime.
Given the dietary advances that
Wenger introduced to English football,
there was an amusing irony to the fact
that Arsenal were being hosted by a
team whose preparations had involved
going on the lash in London.
Huddersfield fought hard all season
for their right to party after Wednesday’s draw at Chelsea, the result that
confirmed they will be in the Premier
League next season. That is a resounding success for the Yorkshire club in
view of how far they have travelled in
a short time. So everyone, home and
away fans alike, was in the mood to
celebrate here. And everyone, home
and away fans alike, stood to cheer and
applaud Wenger as he walked across
the pitch before kick-off to salute
the travelling fans one last time. The
atmosphere was mainly joyful but
there was a touch of poignancy at
that moment and, with the sun glowing and the sky nearly cloudless, no
one could claim water in their eyes was
rain. It was not even crocodile tears,
“It was spontaneous,” the manager
said of his pre-match greeting. “They
had disagreements with me that I can
accept but we had one thing in common: we loved Arsenal football club
and I just wanted to share that with
The noise from the crowd never
abated, the entire match subsequently played out to a soundtrack of
singing and clapping. David Wagner
has awoken hopes of a glorious new
era at the Yorkshire club, who have
thrice in their history been English
champions. That is the same number
of league titles Wenger delivered to
Arsenal so, when Huddersfield players
gave him a guard of honour before this
match, they did so as representatives
of a club who know the value of his
The reason Wenger has been
ushered towards stepping down, of
course, is that those feats started to
seem almost as distant as Huddersfield’s titles. His team pitched up here
on the back of a dismal sequence of
Aubameyang celebrates
scoring Arsenal’s winner
away performances. Could they rouse
themselves to give their departing
manager his first away league point
of 2018?
It seemed not at first. Huddersfield
played with adventure and forced
Arsenal back early on. They almost
scored in the second minute when
Florent Hadergjonaj crossed from
the right and Steve Mounié leapt high
to send a downward header towards
goal. David Ospina needed two tries
to hold it.
Mounié was given a better chance
in the 11th minute, this time Alex
Pritchard supplying the pass, but the
striker slashed over the bar from eight
yards. It took Arsenal half an hour to
come to grips with the pace Huddersfield had set. Once they did so, they
began to take over.
Their goal unfolded like a tribute to
Wenger, Aubameyang scoring after the
sort of cutting one-touch move that
the manager has always espoused.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre
Lacazette combined slickly to feed
Aaron Ramsey, who passed across the
face of goal for Aubameyang.
That was his 10th in 13 matches
since joining halfway through a season of upheaval. Signed by a manager
on the way out, the Gabonese striker is
central to Arsenal’s future. The hosts
scavenged for chances on the break.
They nearly found what they sought
on the hour but Ospina dived low to the
left to tip away a fierce shot from the
edge of the area by Tom Ince.
As the intensity drained from the
game Lacazette was presented with
an opportunity to make matters even
more comfortable for his team in the
79th minute. But Jonas Lössl read his
mind and blocked his attempted dink.
Two minutes later Arsenal missed
another one-on-one chance, Lössl
thwarting Danny Welbeck. Then came
another farewell, as Dean Whitehead
was given one last appearance before
he joins Huddersfield’s coaching
staff. He could have claimed his entry
inspired an equaliser if Aaron Mooy’s
shot from 12 yards had found the net
rather than crossbar. But Wenger was
not denied one more win for the road.
Lössl; Jorgensen•,
Schindler, Kongolo;
Hadergjonaj, Mooy,
Hogg (Whitehead 87),
Ince (Depoitre 62),
Löwe; Pritchard;
Mounié (Billing 78))
Subs not used
Coleman, Smith, Sabiri,
Ospina; Bellerín, Holding,
Mustafi, Kolasinac
(Monreal 67); Ramsey,
Xhaka; Mkhitaryan,
Iwobi (Maitland-Niles
72), Aubameyang
(Welbeck 67); Lacazette
Subs not used
Macey, Mertesacker,
Nketiah, Willock
Referee Michael Oliver Attendance 24,122
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St James’ serenades Benítez
but final bell tolls for Conte
Newcastle United
Gayle 23, Pérez 59 63
Louise Taylor
St James’ Park
Antonio Conte began the afternoon
in highly animated mode and, for
a while, turned almost hysterically
agitated in his technical area before
his body language finally morphed
into sulky acceptance.
As the clock ticked down Chelsea’s
manager became increasingly static
as he stood arms folded, expression
disconsolate, on the touchline. Maybe
his players were saving themselves
for the FA Cup final but they never
looked remotely like a side who
kicked off harbouring outside hopes
of a top-four place.
L i v e r p o o l ’s
demolition of Brighton ensured
Chelsea were destined to finish
sign off in
after Ayoze
Pérez puts
his side 3-0
up to crown
a dominant
of the
Number of
times Chelsea
have conceded
three or more
goals this term
12 August
Chelsea 2 Burnley 3
18 October
Chelsea 3 Roma 3
31 October
Roma 3 Chelsea 0
31 January
Chelsea 0 B’mouth 3
5 February
Watford 4 Chelsea 1
14 March
Barcelona 3 Chelsea 0
1 April
Chelsea 1 Spurs 3
13 May
N’castle 3 Chelsea 0
fifth but a performance when they
were dominated by Newcastle’s
outstanding Jonjo Shelvey, Mo Diamé
and Ayoze Pérez was hardly what their
manager will have wanted on what is
expected to be his final Premier League
match in charge of London’s most
politicised club.
Conte said later that he was the “last
person” to answer questions about
Chelsea’s future. He did, though, take
his players to task for their attitude and
application here and warned them to
up their game for the meeting with
Manchester United at Wembley.
“We now have six days to change
our desire, our will to fight because, if
we play a game like this in the FA Cup
final we do not have a chance,” he
said. “There was big frustration for
me because I wanted to finish the
season in the best possible way. Newcastle showed great desire and fight
and outplayed us but we didn’t play
a good game.”
When asked whether the Cup final
would represent his last game in
charge of Chelsea he started laugh-
ing. “Do you think so, you have the
news?” a smiling Conte inquired of
his questioner before offering a riddle of a reply. “The club know very well
the situation,” he said. “After Saturday we go on vacation, so we will see
next season.”
Rafael Benítez and Newcastle
are also no strangers to playing
politics and the manager’s future
here is far from certain. But Benítez,
as he continues contract negotiations
with Mike Ashley, cannot have failed
to be swayed by the choruses of
“We want you to stay,” that echoed
evocatively to the rafters.
“It was pretty much the perfect
Sunday for me,” said the Spaniard,
who will not extend a contract entering its final year unless he receives
assurances as to transfer budget and
infrastructure. With suitors circling
things are at a delicate stage.
“We’ve finished 10th,” Benítez said.
“But 10th is not high enough for this
club. The potential to do much better
is there. We have to be sure we share
the same ambitions. We need a
squad capable of going anywhere
and winning.”
Ashley later said Benítez had his
“full support” and added: “I will continue to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him. I
hope very much that Rafa will remain.”
For protracted periods Newcastle
looked as if they were the side pursuing Champions League qualification,
piling so much pressure on their visitors that Chelsea frequently struggled
to escape their own half.
With the intensity of the home side
ferocious and the decibel level earsplitting, Conte’s team were in near
total disarray with the lesser spotted Ross Barkley, making a rare start,
struggling to get anywhere near the
ball in midfield. Part of that was down
to the fact that Shelvey, like Diamé,
was irrepressible. Thibaut Courtois
was swiftly required to repel Shelvey’s
Antonio Conte looks
bemused as his Chelsea
side show little fight
in the 3-0 defeat
vicious long-range half-volley and
Diamé’s angled shot.
As Shelvey revelled in making
N’Golo Kanté look thoroughly ordinary
he appeared every inch an England
international. The consensus is that
Gareth Southgate has opted against
including him in the World Cup squad
he is due to name on Wednesday but
Shelvey has not entirely abandoned
hope of a summons.
Newcastle’s playmaker helped create all three goals. The first originated
with a pass that picked out the impressive Matt Ritchie, who confounded
Conte’s defence with a left-foot cross
from the right. When Jacob Murphy
attempted somewhat audaciously to
lob Courtois the goalkeeper palmed
the ball clear – but only as far as
Dwight Gayle, who headed into the
unguarded net.
As Conte appeared in danger of
physical implosion Benítez remained
an oasis of serenity, celebrating
the goal by giving his glasses a polish before summoning his captain,
Jamaal Lascelles, for a detailed tactical discussion.
With only near misses from Shelvey
and Pérez and another fine Courtois
save to deny Gayle ensuring the scoreline remained 1-0, that homily seemed
to have the desired effect.
Although Eden Hazard belatedly
began imposing a little of his talent
on the second half, it was simply not
Chelsea’s day. Despite a backpedal-
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City finish
in style
ling Martin Dubravka performing
acrobatic wonders to claw Olivier Giroud’s accomplished backheel to safety
following Hazard’s cross, Newcastle
responded by scoring a second.
Shelvey’s volleyed connection with
a half-cleared cross would probably
have flown past Courtois had Pérez
not flicked out a boot to apply the
final touch.
After Dubravka excelled in keeping a Barkley effort out with his legs,
Pérez soon scored his second. This
time Shelvey whipped a free-kick in
and Florian Lejeune’s slide-rule pass
prefaced the Spaniard dispatching a
shot past Courtois from six yards.
As the manager who led Chelsea
to Europa League glory Benítez
never felt an iota of love at Stamford
Bridge. He is smothered in the stuff
on Tyneside but is determined not
to let his head rule his heart. “We’ll
see how the conversations [with the
board] develop,” he said. “We’re still
talking, maybe even tonight, so we’ll
see what happens.”
Newcastle United
Dubravka; Tedlin,
Lascelles, Lejeune,
Dummett; Shelvey,
Diame (Haidara 87);
Ritchie (Hayden 72),
Pérez, Murphy; Gayle
(Joselu 48)
Subs not used
Darlow, Manquillo,
Merino, Gámez
Courtois; Azpilicueta,
Christensen, Cahill; Moses,
Bakayoko•, Kanté,
Emerson; Barkley (Willian
77), Hazard (Pedro 82);
Giroud (Morata 76)
Subs not used
Caballero, Rüdiger, Alonso,
Referee Martin Atkinson Attendance 52,294
Jesus lifts
City to 100
points with
late strike
to beat
safe Saints
Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus
watches his
chip head for
the net for
City’s late
Jesus 90
Ben Fisher
St Mary’s Stadium
How fitting that Manchester City
would finish an extraordinary season
with a bang. After plucking Kevin De
Bruyne’s exquisite flighted ball out
of the summer air with his left foot,
the substitute Gabriel Jesus hoisted a
wonderful dinked effort into the net
with his right, with only two seconds
of three added minutes left on the
clock, racking up the champions’ 32nd
win of the campaign, attaining a landmark and record-breaking century in
the process.
As Jesus whipped off his shirt,
wheeling away before being mobbed
by his team-mates, Pep Guardiola, his
manager, punched the air with both
fists before half of his technical area
emptied towards the delirious away
support. It had looked as though the
100-point mark would evade them
and that they would end the season
on something of a bum note until
Jesus’s timely reminder that this City
side are no ordinary team. “A lot of
goals, concede few, lots of points, wins
at home, wins away, everything was
perfect this season – and finished the
way we deserved to finish,” Guardiola
said. “Premier League, 100 points, it is
a massive achievement.”
“One hundred points is a lot, [that
is] 50 points at home, 50 points away,
it means how stable, how good we
were all the season. The numbers are
always consequences of what we have
done in terms of the way we play, our
mentality. You cannot achieve what
we achieve in terms of many, many
records if you are not a humble team,
professional, [that] has that desire to
take the ball and win and win and win.
It’s massive, it’s a lot of points, it’s now
time to rest.”
One minor worry for Guardiola is
that he may be about to lose one of
his assistants, with Mikel Arteta of
interest to Arsenal, as they search for
Arsène Wenger’s successor. “What we
have done this season, for all the staff,
Mikel, his contribution, was outstanding, amazing. So if he stays, I will be
happiest guy in the world. If he decides
to move because he has this offer, this
option, I will not say you don’t have to
go. I want the best for my friends and
he’s a friend of mine and I want the
best. If he decides to go, I will be so
sad but I will understand his decision,
because it’s his career, his life, his fam-
ily, and I am not right guy to say you
don’t have to do that.”
City were made to work for their
final win of a brilliant title-winning
campaign, though. Southampton
were at leisure for long periods, with
the defender Wesley Hoedt rattling the
crossbar in the first half. Guardiola’s
side never really got a grip on the game
until Jesus was introduced on the hour
mark. Until then the returning Raheem
Top and bottom
Champions League
Manchester City, Manchester
United, Tottenham, Liverpool
Europa League
Chelsea, Arsenal*, Burnley*
Swansea, Stoke, West Brom
*The League Cup winners and
FA Cup finalists have qualified
for Europe through their league
position so Arsenal and Burnley
both gain Europa League spots
Sterling, who struck the woodwork
after dancing round the edge of the
box, had led a City line that lacked
killer instinct in the continued absence
of Sergio Agüero. Leroy Sané slid a
cross into an empty box before the
ball ricocheted towards Fernandino,
lurking near the penalty spot, only for
the Brazilian to drive over.
Guardiola, sleeves rolled up, stalking his technical area, acknowledged
something had to change and soon
Jesus entered in place of Fabian Delph.
It was Southampton who had the next
glimpse of goal, though, with Fernandinho clearing off the line from Dusan
Tadic, who had beaten the offside trap
and twice skirted round Claudio Bravo,
with the Manchester City goalkeeper
frantically scampering round his box.
Then came Brahim Díaz and 17-yearold Phil Foden, for their fifth league
appearances of the season – ensuring each of them one of 40 Premier
League medals in the process – before
Jesus popped up to lift the ball over
Alex McCarthy after latching on to De
Bruyne’s brilliant ball.
For Southampton, their post-match
lap of appreciation must have felt a
little bittersweet at the end of an enormous week, in which they secured
their league status after a crucial victory at now relegated Swansea City.
“Tuesday night was the key one for
us but I thought we put in a really
professional performance, which
I demanded,” Mark Hughes, the
Southampton manager said, adding
he expects the club’s hierarchy to
make a swift decision over his future
and whether he will lead Saints next
season. “You expect the best team in
England to always go to the end. They
are an outstanding team.”
City, meanwhile, have tied down
their goalkeeper Ederson to a new
contract which will keep him at the
club until 2025.
McCarthy; Yoshida,
Stephens, Hoedt;
Soares•, Romeu,
Højbjerg•, Bertrand
(McQueen, 81); Tadic,
Austin (Long, 64),
Redmond (WardProwse•, 64).
Subs not used
Forster, Pied, Sims,
Manchester City
Bravo; Danilo, Stones,
Laporte, Delph (Jesus•,
59); Fernandinho,
Gündoğan (Foden, 82); De
Bruyne, B Silva (Díaz, 78),
Sané; Sterling.
Subs not used
Ederson, Walker, Kompany,
Referee A Marriner Attendance 31,882
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rifles into
the record
Football Premier League
fires home
opener, his
32nd league
goal of the
Klopp treats Anfield to ‘perfect finale’
before turning his sights to Madrid
Salah 26, Lovren 40, Solanke 53, Robertson 85
Shots on target
Andy Hunter
Liverpool left it typically late to seal
Champions League qualification but
their farewell to an uplifting Premier
League season and warm-up for Real
Madrid was otherwise faultless.
Mohamed Salah began an emphatic
defeat of Brighton with a record 32nd
goal of the league campaign and
another Kop favourite, Andy Robertson, closed it with his first for the
club. Anfield absorbed the exhibition
in between.
“The perfect finale to a very exciting, intense season,” said Jürgen
Klopp. “We showed again the kind of
football that we couldn’t in the last few
games because the boys are human,
not machines.”
Salah’s season suggests otherwise.
The Egypt international ended the
afternoon with the Golden Boot, pre-
Salah’s remarkable season
Total goals scored for Liverpool –
the most since Ian Rush in 1983-84
Minutes per goal scored by Salah
in the top flight this season
On the all-time list of most goals
scored in a Premier League season
Mohamed Salah
with the Golden
Boot award
sented by Kenny Dalglish, and as the
most prolific goalscorer in a 38-game
Premier League season, eclipsing Luis
Suárez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan
Shearer in the process.
Salah has not been the only Liverpool player to deliver consistently
when it mattered. Klopp’s team will
end the season with an unbeaten home
record. This sunny Sunday-afternoon
stroll against Chris Hughton’s side was
also the 14th occasion that Liverpool
scored four or more.
Klopp said of his leading goalscorer:
“It’s fantastic what he has done. The
last few weeks especially were difficult
with every single day someone saying
how brilliant you are and giving you an
Oscar for this, an award for that, even
getting out of the car without having
an accident. This gives us a big boost.
Imagine if the only chance to get into
the Champions League was to win the
Champions League final. That’s maybe
not the best option to choose, but it’s
exciting now.”
Brighton, survival ensured and
their own season a success, tried to
deliver a contest but were outclassed
to such an extent that their neat passing game was confined to their own
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Leading goalscorers
Mohamed Salah
penalty area. They had nowhere else
to go. Liverpool laid siege to Mathew
Ryan’s goal from the start with Klopp
picking Dominic Solanke on top of his
imperious front three and seeing his
team take complete control. Only poor
finishing, overelaboration and Kevin
Friend’s aversion to giving penalties
delayed the inevitable.
The referee was well-placed when
Shane Duffy handled a cross and felled
Salah but waved away both appeals.
When Sadio Mané then shot straight
at Ryan having been played clean
through by the impressive Solanke it
could have been a cue for apprehension among the home fans. But they
appear immune to that these days.
There is a belief in their team’s potency
that Salah has helped cement and the
first time he found space inside a
crowded Brighton area another record
fell at his feet.
Salah broke the Premier League
scoring record when Trent AlexanderArnold drove through the Brighton
midfield and found Solanke on the
edge of the area. The striker turned
the ball on to Salah, who needed one
touch to create space for a low left-foot
finish. It was his 44th goal in total this
Harry Kane Tottenham
Sergio Agüero Manchester City
Jamie Vardy Leicester
Raheem Sterling Manchester City
Romelu Lukaku Manchester Utd
Roberto Firmino Liverpool
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City
season. A hat-trick against Real Madrid
on 26 May will be required to equal Ian
Rush’s all-time Liverpool record.
Dejan Lovren delivered the comfort of a two-goal lead with a towering header from Robertson’s inviting
cross after Brighton cleared a corner
but left the centre-half unmarked for
the return ball. The cushion should
have arrived earlier but Mané, having
found himself through on goal once
more, attempted to gift-wrap a second
for Salah and enabled Ryan to intercept before Duffy blocked his second
attempt on the goalline. Klopp went
apoplectic at Liverpool’s indulgence.
It never seemed likely to cost them.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto
Firmino wasted excellent chances
before the break – several in the Brazilian’s case – but the scoreline offered a
more accurate reflection of Liverpool’s
dominance when Solanke struck his
first league goal for the club. It was an
excellent finish too, created by Salah,
who took Firmino’s pass and evaded
two challenges before releasing
Solanke inside the area. The Chelsea
graduate gave Ryan no chance with
a powerful drive that flew in via the
underside of the bar.
To cap a perfect afternoon for
Klopp’s team the final goal of the home
season fell to the popular Robertson,
perfectly placed to open his Liverpool account after Danny Ings’ cross
deflected into his path. Adding to the
manager’s satisfaction was the complete absence of fatigue in his players, something that had slowed their
approach to the finishing line, having
had a week to prepare for Brighton. A
fortnight before Kiev looks ideal.
“A few people have asked me
whether it’s too long but no, it’s perfect,” said Klopp. “It’s like a little preseason for us. The boys need a little bit
of rest. We will give them two days now
and then we will go to a camp. We will
not train high intensity, we will do a
little tactical stuff, a little fitness work,
keep them in shape and then we have
five days to prepare for the last game.
We are all happy about that.”
Karius; AlexanderArnold, Lovren, Van
Dijk, Robertson;
Wijnaldum, Henderson;
Mané (Lallana 74),
Salah (Woodburn 84);
Firmino (Ings 84);
Subs not used
Mignolet, Clyne,
Klavan, Moreno
Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy
(Goldson 71), Dunk, Bong;
Stephens, Pröpper;
Knockaert, March; Kayal
(Gross 57); Locadia
(Murray 57)
Subs not used
Bruno, Ulloa, Krul, Suttner
Referee Kevin Friend Attendance 50,752
Paul Wilson Anfield
Liverpool keep their powder dry
for showdown in Kiev as Salah
saunters into the record books
ven though Mohamed
Salah ended up with
the Golden Boot award
and a Premier League
scoring record this
was not quite up there
with his finest performances of the
season. Liverpool supporters will be
hoping he is saving the mesmeric,
catch-me-if-you-can stuff for Real
Madrid in Kiev, for this was a more
workmanlike display, albeit one
good enough to find plenty of holes
in the Brighton defence.
There were so many of these
in the first half, in fact, that Chris
Hughton’s side were slightly lucky to
turn round only two goals in arrears.
Shane Duffy made three potentially
costly mistakes in the first 20
minutes and was distinctly fortunate
to get away with an apparent
handball from Trent AlexanderArnold’s cross and then a clumsy
challenge on Salah inside the area.
Had the referee been alert to
either of those, Liverpool might
have had the opportunity to settle
their nerves earlier – as it was they
had to wait until just before the
half-hour. It was a typical Salah
goal in many ways, because it
came with practically no warning,
just an assured finish on the turn
after Dominic Solanke had helped
Alexander-Arnold’s ball forward
with an inspired and unselfish short
Solanke has hardly figured in the
Liverpool side this season but he
knows that, if you can find Salah in
the box, there is a good chance he will
make something happen. So it was
here. The forward had instinctively
taken up such a good position that all
he had to do was turn round to find
the goal at his mercy.
There should have been a second
Salah goal shortly afterwards, or
more correctly a second Liverpool
goal, for Sadio Mané passed up an
outstanding chance of his own to
give the Egyptian an opportunity to
add to his haul for the season. One
could hardly fault Salah for being up
in close support, he almost always
is, though Mané should have beaten
Mathew Ryan from the six-yard line
when he had the chance. Instead he
rather telegraphed his intention to
leave Salah with a tap-in, allowing
the goalkeeper to read it and get a
hand to the ball.
At that point Liverpool were only
a goal up but so were Newcastle
against Chelsea, meaning that the
mix-up could be filed under “endof-season irrelevance” rather than
“season-defining error”. One trusts
Liverpool will not be as wasteful
with chances in Ukraine.
Significantly it was the
ever-impressive Roberto Firmino
who set up the chance with a
first-time pass to beat the offside
trap. The Brazilian has arguably been
Liverpool’s key player this season,
for all that Salah’s goals have earned
the headlines and awards. Here he
was deployed slightly deeper than
usual, with Solanke playing as a
Salah ended up with
the Golden Boot here
but Liverpool will
hope he is saving
the really mesmeric
stuff for Real Madrid
notional front man, yet he still
covered most of the pitch in his
usual fashion, one nonchalant but
somehow expected back-heel pass
to Alexander-Arnold at the end of
the first half drawing a round of
applause on its own.
Firmino was also involved in
the third goal, after Dejan Lovren’s
header had to all intents settled the
contest. Picking up the ball in space
on the right, he waited for Salah
to arrive with an inside run before
releasing him, for the man of the
moment to beat the first defender
and send Solanke in on goal.
The simplicity of the move was
repeated a couple of minutes later
as Salah gave Firmino a chance to
score only for the Brazilian to spoil
an incisive move with a rather tame
finish right in front of goal that
allowed Ryan the chance to save.
That really was an end-of-season
moment, or at least an end-ofleague-season miss. Liverpool’s
campaign has still to reach its
grand climax, and with that game
in mind, and in recognition that
the two players complement each
other so perfectly, Jürgen Klopp
withdrew the pair together eight
minutes from the end. The Kop
does not have a song for both
of them, so the chant for Salah
was quickly followed by the one
for Firmino. Anyone watching
on behalf of Real Madrid could
only have been impressed by the
crowd’s fairness.
Mostly, though, they would have
been impressed by the fluidity
and understanding between
Liverpool’s attacking triumvirate of
Salah, Firmino and Mané, even in a
game in which little in the end was
at stake. Now that all three have
made it through the league season
unscathed, Liverpool’s only task
over the next couple of weeks is
to make sure they can switch back
on to full intensity when the big
occasion demands it. Real Madrid
themselves are pretty good at
doing that but Liverpool, too, have
a tradition of rising to the European
challenge. Just ask Manchester City
or Roma.
Jürgen Klopp
heads on to the
Anfield pitch
with Rhian
Brewster to
revel in the
after Liverpool
sealed a top-four
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Hamilton reigns in Spain
Champion stretches lead with
flawless Barcelona win and says
he is ‘nearly in the groove’
Sports newspaper of the year
The Guardian
Monday 14 May 2018
Giles Richards Page 39 ‘Take risks’
Pochettino hints
his Tottenham
future depends
on Levy letting
him spend big
By David Hytner Mauricio Pochettino
appeared to suggest that his future at
Tottenham Hotspur is linked to how the club
approach the summer transfer window, as
he called upon the chairman, Daniel Levy,
to “be brave and take risks”. The manager
has been permitted to spend £40.25m in net
terms on permanent transfer deals across
his four seasons at Tottenham and he has
delivered a third consecutive top-three finish
and Champions League qualification. From a
position of strength, Pochettino sent a message
to Levy that sounded suspiciously like an
ultimatum: if the club want to take the next
Continued on page 44 Premier League finale
Swansea relegated,
City join 100 club
and Wenger bows out
Salah’s red letter day
Forward seals Golden Boot with 32nd league
goal of the season and helps Liverpool secure
top-four spot before clash with Real Madrid
and Paul
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